When COVID-19 cases began to spike in early spring, elected officials in northern Westchester started scrambling to request assistance from the federal and state government in setting up their own local testing sites. As the months wore on, their pleas for assistance went largely unmet.
Over 10 years ago, Donna Williams moved to the Hudson Valley from New York City, and was inspired to create a reliable outlet for local farms to sell their products directly to consumers, called Field Goods.
An unofficial preliminary tally of election results Wednesday, Nov. 4, shows Richard Sklarin surpassing Republican candidate, Andrea Rendo, for Lewisboro Town Board by 374 votes. Mr. Sklarin currently has 3,081 votes, or 53% of the total counted votes.
There will be no victory parties tonight, or, for that matter, anytime soon for either candidate vying to represent New York’s 40th Senate District. According to the unofficial preliminary tally of election results released Wednesday, Nov. 4, Democratic incumbent Sen. Pete Harckham currently…
During its meeting Monday, Oct. 26, the Lewisboro Town Board reviewed the proposed 2021 budget prepared by Comptroller Leo Masterson.
For registered voters in Westchester County, the Pound Ridge Town House was the place to be this week. Since early voting began on Oct. 24, voters have shown up by the hundreds to cast their ballots at the polling location on Westchester Avenue.
Voters had another opportunity to hear from candidates in the contested race for the 40th District during a League of Women Voters of Westchester event this week. Democratic incumbent Sen. Pete Harckham joined Republican challenger Rob Astorino on Oct. 21, for the virtual forum where the two…
When it comes to paying local taxes owed to the Town of Bedford, Donald Trump and The Trump Organization are no deadbeats.
On Friday, Oct. 9, Judge Gretchen Walsh of the New York State Supreme Court dismissed the Article 78 proceeding filed against the Lewisboro Planning Board, contesting the approval of a 42-unit affordable housing project in Goldens Bridge.
An innocuous sounding agenda item at the tail end of Tuesday’s Bedford Town Board meeting turned into a sometimes emotional, nearly hour-long discussion.
The cool fall weather brings with it a flocking of cyclists to Lewisboro’s roads. One of these cyclists is South Salem resident Christine Schopen, whose experience began on the back of a tandem bicycle with her husband 20 years ago. Today she is president of the Westchester Cycle Club.
Before the coronavirus, the country was already waging a battle against another epidemic — opioid use and overdoses. The two threats are not dissimilar. Just like COVID-19, opioids have a pernicious nature, ravaging urban and bedroom communities. Just this summer, a young couple in Lewisboro…
With practices set to begin Tuesday, Sept. 29, for boys and girls soccer, cross-country, girls tennis, girls swimming and field hockey, school districts throughout Section I appear set to give the green light.
The town board held a work session prior to the start of its meeting on Tuesday, to discuss the 2021 budget. The financial impacts of the pandemic weighed heavily on the discussion, along with the need to tap fund reserves next year to help close a projected budget gap.
People from all walks of life — young and old, men and women, apolitical and activists — gathered in Scotts Corners last week for a candlelit vigil in honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The diverse crowd of nearly 100 was bound by their collective grief and mourning for Justice Ginsburg, …
There will be no football, volleyball and competitive cheerleading this fall.
A full program of virtual and in-person events is planned from Sept. 21 to 27 as Bedford 2020 celebrates Climate Week and marks its transformation into Bedford 2030.
On the Friday of Labor Day weekend, rather than relax by the pool, Pound Ridge Police Chief David Ryan and a half-dozen volunteers were busy sorting food at The Market at Pound Ridge Square for 150 families experiencing food insecurity.
As the New York State Public High School Association continues to meet on the immediate future of high school sports during the pandemic, there is evidence of slow but clear progress on solidifying plans.
Most fall high school sports should be a “go,” but a few will remain a “no” for now.
Police departments across the country, and their budgets in particular, are facing renewed scrutiny.
The Katonah-Lewisboro School District recently held three online community meetings to answer questions regarding plans for school reopening. The sessions were a requirement set forth by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in giving permission for schools to reopen.
How do you make sense out of the senseless?
In what’s arguably the eleventh-hour of planning for school reentry this fall, the Bedford Teachers Association has thrown its weight behind an open letter to Westchester, Putnam, Orange and Rockland Counties from the leadership of over 50 teacher and staff unions.
When students finally return to John Jay High School’s campus next month, something will be noticeably missing from the walls sporting the purple-and-white school colors: Native American headdresses, arrowheads and any other reference to the school’s controversial, longtime Indians mascot.
With Gov. Andrew Cuomo having given his blessing on July 31 for school districts to move ahead with reopening this fall, Katonah-Lewisboro administrators are in the thick of figuring out the best options for doing so.
For most residents in Bedford, Lewisboro and Pound Ridge, the power finally came back over this past weekend, four or five days after Tropical Storm Isaias hit the area on Aug. 4 with ferocious winds and heavy rains.
Utility and highway crews worked to restore power and clear roads as part of a multi-day effort to repair the extensive damage caused by Tropical Storm Isaias.
Here’s the thing about beavers — they’re not very subtle. Their ability to alter the environment is nearly unparalleled in the animal kingdom, so when one of the semi-aquatic creatures comes around, it’s hard to miss.
A patron of the Lewisboro town pool has tested positive for COVID-19, the Town of Lewisboro said Wednesday in a community announcement. Town officials passed on the news shortly after they received notice from the Parks and Recreation Department, which learned of the positive test result.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection announced July 23 that it will begin construction in coming weeks on a stormwater collection system that will enhance the city’s protection of Cross River Reservoir. The project will collect stormwater runoff from an area along Maple A…
Yoo Hyuk-kee, otherwise known as Keith Yoo, had spent the last six years successfully evading arrest from South Korean investigators, international police and U.S. Marshals, to become the most wanted man in South Korea.
The Lewisboro Democratic Committee announced that Richard Sklarin will be the party’s candidate for Lewisboro Town Board and endorsed incumbent John Pappalardo for town justice. These two races will be on the Nov. 3 ballot in Lewisboro.
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced this past week that it has pushed the start date for high school scholastic sports to Sept. 21. Practices for fall sports were originally scheduled to commence Aug. 24.