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The Pound Ridge business district continues to undergo dramatic changes, with new businesses putting down roots and old mainstays, like Plum Plums Cheese, finding homes elsewhere.

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The Criminal Justice Reform Committee in Pound Ridge is feeling the pressure, with the deadline for its first draft of recommendations just two weeks away. “I know what our deadline is here, but to rush through something as important as this seems ridiculous to me,” said Pound Ridge Police C…

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With Katonah-Lewisboro and Bedford Central school districts gearing up for budget season, the issue of state aid is at the forefront of many people’s minds. As part of the planning process for the 2021-22 New York state budget, Sen. Pete Harckham recently held a series of meetings with schoo…

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In a working session on Tuesday, Feb. 16, the Bedford Town Board took up a request from the town’s Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Advisory Committee, asking that the board adopt a new policy regarding the process for appointing members to committees and commissions.

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Although much of the conversation around the coronavirus lately focuses on vaccinations, officials are urging residents not to overlook one key component of the fight against COVID-19, contact tracing.

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With budget season around the corner, the Bedford Central School District Budget Advisory Committee is kicking into high gear with its review of district finances and recommendations for the future. “The pressing questions now, are the future COVID expenses, opening schools going forward, ho…

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 The Town of Bedford’s Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Committee will present its recommendations to the public Thursday, Feb. 18, at 5:30 pm. The committee will present its draft report via Zoom, with community members welcome to join, ask questions and provide feedback. 

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The Pound Ridge Historical Society is adding to its burgeoning film collection with the release of a new documentary this week about the inimitable Lisl Steiner. Shot and edited by Natasha Seery, the short film chronicles the extraordinary life of Ms. Steiner, who, as a child, fled Austria u…

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Westchester County Executive George Latimer met with the Pound Ridge Town Board via Zoom this week to provide an update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the region. Mr. Latimer is meeting with municipal officials throughout Westchester to discuss issues surrounding vaccine supplies and access.

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As 15 inches or more of snow blanketed the area early this week, residents made the most of the winter wonderland. We asked readers to send us photos of themselves enjoying the first flurries of February. Here’s a selection. 

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Bedford Town Board member Kate Galligan said this week she plans to resign from the Bedford Town Board at the end of February and is taking up the position of legislative aide to Westchester County Legislator Kitley Covill. 

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Roughly two-thirds of the physicians, nurses and other staff at Northern Westchester Hospital have received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to Derek Anderson, NWH executive director.

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The Lewisboro Republican Town Committee held its convention last week to nominate its slate for the 2021 election. After the weeklong process where the committee held public interviews to narrow down a list of eight candidates, four candidates were endorsed unanimously: Bill Bongiorno for to…

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Just when it felt like the U.S. was starting to get a handle on containing COVID-19, it joined a growing number of other nations reporting outbreaks of new variants of the virus. And now one of those new variants has been detected in Pound Ridge.

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The Pound Ridge Criminal Justice Reform and Reinvention Committee met via Zoom last week to discuss the results of a community survey it distributed electronically between Nov. 24 and Dec. 11, 2020.

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During its first meeting of the new year on Jan. 13, the Bedford Central School District Board of Education devoted most of its time addressing a topic that has been the subject of intense discussion among members of the broader school community — a proposed lease of approximately 30 acres b…

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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos spent time in White Plains overseeing the conversion of the Westchester County Center from an entertainment venue into an emergency COVID-19 hospital last spring. When he returned recently, it was to convert th…

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For the first time in 27 years, the gymnasium at St. Mary’s School in Katonah was dark and quiet on Christmas Day. There were no guests pouring in, no elves greeting families and asking what they want for Christmas, no craft tables for the kids, no buffet line full of food, no pictures with …

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On Monday, Dec. 14, the Lewisboro Town Board approved the proposed 2021 town budget, which included a $121,260 increase in local taxes and a highly-contested $155,000 increase for the Lewisboro Police Department budget.

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Neither pandemic nor snowstorm could stop the Bedford Central School District leaders from conducting business this week. On Wednesday, Dec. 16, the Board of Education and community members viewed a presentation from green energy company Brightcore Energy about a proposed lease of approximat…

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The Pound Ridge Town Board this week received an update from Derek Anderson, executive director of Northern Westchester Hospital, on where the hospital currently stands in terms of caring for COVID-19 patients, the availability of treatment and the accessibility of testing. 

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It’s no secret that this time of year is crucial for small business owners. Sales made during the holiday season can make or break their year. In the best of times, these businesses already struggle to compete against big-box stores and online retailers. Add a pandemic into the mix and, well…

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The 2021 proposed budget dominated the Lewisboro Town Board meeting Monday, Nov. 23. The agenda included separate hearings on the town board’s proposed override of the state tax cap and on the overall budget plan for next year.

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Closing out three long weeks of counting votes, New York state Sen. Pete Harckham declared victory this week in his reelection bid for the state Senate’s 40th District.

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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.

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The race for New York’s 40th Senate District hangs in the balance as tens of thousands of absentee ballots await counting across Westchester, Dutchess and Putnam counties.

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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…