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Around this time of year as the annual vote nears on the proposed school budget, we receive a letter from the same concerned resident in the Katonah-Lewisboro School District that documents the disconnect between the district’s record of higher spending and flat to declining student enrollme…

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 One of our two local prisons was prominently in the news again this week. National publications reported the death of Kathy Boudin, a member of the radical group, the Weather Underground, who was convicted for taking part in the 1981 Brink’s armored truck robbery in Rockland County that led…

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Entertain the findings of an organization (CALM) that provide the basis as to what the board would like to accomplish and there will be no surprises as to their narrative. Then have the local newspaper present one side of the work session without capturing the pulse of the attendees that wer…

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At this point in the town’s deliberations over what to do about gas-powered leaf blowers, virtually no one in Pound Ridge seems happy. Legislating is a messy process, we’re reminded once again. So is building a consensus around a solution that all sides can live with. 

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With less than a month to go before annual school board elections, the candidate slates have crystallized in Bedford Central and Katonah-Lewisboro. With diverse backgrounds and platforms among the candidates, as well as announced alliances, this year’s board races are shaping up to be lively ones.

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The last few months have seen a number of notable developments on the electric school bus front, particularly in the area of policy and funding. We were also interested to see the results published this week of a study by Con Edison. The findings point to an aspect of fleet electrification —…

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It has been a little more than a week since the Bedford Central School District publicly disclosed an incident involving Fox Lane special needs students that has ignited horror and outrage across a broad swath of the community. While school officials have been reticent about some of the deta…

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One hundred and twenty-five years ago, Thomas Edison was granted a patent for the kinetoscope, a precursor of the movie projector. William McKinley was inaugurated as the 25th president. Queen Victoria of England celebrated her Diamond Jubilee. And John McDermott of New York won the first Bo…

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On March 3, the Biden administration announced that it had designated Temporary Protected Status to Ukraine on the basis of the “ongoing armed conflict” within the country. This means that Ukrainian nationals who have continuously lived in the United States since March 1 of this year are all…