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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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At Bedford Village Memorial Park on Sept. 22, Bedford 2020 Executive Director Midge Iorio announced the official rechristening of the organization as Bedford 2030. It’s central mission: “Climate Action Now.”

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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…

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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.

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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, …

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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.

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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.

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The Bedford Central School District released its highly anticipated reopening plans this week and unveiled another questionnaire to gauge parent’s comfort levels sending their children to school this fall. 

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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.

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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…

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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.