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Just as COVID-19 cases are spiking locally and throughout Westchester, we finally have some reason for hope on the horizon. Several companies have recently announced promising results for coronavirus vaccines, and the first round of distribution to health care workers and other vulnerable gr…

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The pandemic’s tight grip has ripped from the calendar more annual events and celebrations than any of us could have imagined. Among those most affected have been community organizations that rely on in-person fundraisers in large part to sustain the important work they provide throughout the year.

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Today, Friday, the newest batch of restrictions intended to slow the virus spread go into effect in New York state. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced that bars, restaurants and fitness centers will have to close at 10 p.m., although restaurants can stay open for takeout orders after t…

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What a strange and disorienting week it’s been. Two bedrock traditions of fall — Halloween and Election Day — all but completely upended. And a Thanksgiving that is likely to be bare bones in comparison to past family gatherings is waiting for us just around the corner.

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It is quite disconcerting to see that you have broken your own editorial publishing guidelines as stated in your Sept. 4. column, “A few election-season tips for letter writers.” You state the following “First, if your letter contains claims or allegations that merit responses from the candi…

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Integrity and compassion: that’s what we want in the people we vote for. There was a time when you could find those qualities in the Republican party, if you looked hard enough. No longer. Donald Trump and his down-the-line acolytes of fear and intolerance are wrong for our country and our t…

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Early voting starts tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 24. Local races on the ballot in northern Westchester include two for New York state Senate and one for state Assembly. Lewisboro residents also will start casting their ballots for a town board seat and town justice. 

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There is no more important duty of a town board member than safeguarding the health, safety and welfare of the community. An important component of this is a well-trained and responsive police department that consistently acts with the best interests of everyone in mind.

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Families in the middle of Halloween planning right now are hearing warnings from health officials to make this year’s festivities COVID-safe. Unfortunately, to the disappointment of just about everybody who appreciates the particular seasonal flavor and fun of Halloween, that means taking a …

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The start of early voting in the general election for all New Yorkers is a week away. Even sooner, a few hundred residents in Bedford Hills and Katonah will have the opportunity to cast ballots on an important local referendum, one that would establish a new municipal sewer district. 

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By now, every registered voter should have received a postcard from the Westchester County Board of Elections indicating the address of their polling locations for early voting and Election Day voting. In any other year, this confirmation would be as routine as getting a cable bill in the ma…

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I urge my friends and neighbors to support Chris Burdick for New York State Assembly. I have personally known and worked with Chris for more than 10 years. He is extremely responsive, diligent and hard working. He has been a great resource and support for the Pound Ridge Water/Wastewater Tas…

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I wanted to share why I am voting for Chris Burdick to be our next Assemblyman in the 93rd District. It is because Chris truly cares about his constituents, and goes above and beyond for us. Chris’ responsiveness with the pandemic and Tropical Storm Isaias are excellent examples of this. 

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The federal government has worked feverishly to slash civil protections and unravel public health safeguards. More than ever before, we need our state legislators to fight fiercely for us on just about every fiscal, environmental, social justice and life quality issue, and now to manage the …

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I have decided in 2020 that I can no longer be silent. There is too much at risk for all of us. We are fortunate to have [Katonah-Lewisboro Superintendent] Andrew Selesnick leading our district. He should be applauded for his thoughtful and consistent leadership. 

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Republican Andrea Rendo stands with Republican Rob Astorino, who stands squarely with Donald Trump. On Nov. 3, I will choose decency, integrity and progress and vote for Row A Democrats, from Joe Biden and Pete Harckham right through to Richard Sklarin.