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Things were looking so good. New York’s active virus caseload was trending strongly downward. The number of confirmed cases in our immediate communities hovered around a dozen — in total. The reopening phases around the state and in the Hudson Valley were progressing smoothly through each stage.

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Your recent cover photo of John Jay graduates really hit me badly. I am all for seniors celebrating and being honored for the incredible resiliency they have exhibited this year. However, the picture of a group of girls bunched together without masks and visible touching was not the right me…

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Out here in northern Westchester where the urban fabric melts into the countryside, we’ve been largely spared many of the more horrific aspects of the virus-induced “pause.” We haven’t been regaled by endless sirens, and given the relative abundance of space, we’ve been able to at least go o…

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I was rather amused, actually ashamed, when I heard our Commander-in-Chief urge all Americans to look up at the beautiful rocket that sped into the heavens to rendezvous with the space station. Let the record be clear, I do not demean nor disparage the bravery and courage of the two astronau…

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The pandemic crisis hit with force, fury and suddenness. It has affected everyone to some degree, some more than others. I’ve been in close contact with Bedford residents during this time, making sure they know what’s going on and making sure that I am doing my best to take care of their nee…

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Bedford held its first Pride Flag raising on Friday, June 5, in celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month. The town board passed a resolution May 19 declaring June to be LGBTQ Pride Month in the Town of Bedford. At the ceremony were (front row), Council Member MaryAnn Carr, County Legislator Kitley C…

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I recently found a photo from my senior high school prom. It is not only significant because it was a happy milestone in my life, but because my prom date (Edgar) and I went to an all-white, public elementary school together.

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By any measure, the turnout at Saturday’s Bedford Rally for Black Lives Matter was extraordinary. Following tens of thousands of Americans who gathered in peaceful protest over the tragic killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, our communities refused to stand by idly in the…

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We have been fortunate to have the indefatigable Chris Burdick at the helm in Bedford for the last four terms. He has delivered strategies to manage our tax burden, improve the environment and ensure less fortunate residents are treated fairly. Building teams with, and leveraging funding sou…

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I hope that you will join me in supporting Kristen Browde for New York State Assembly in the 93rd District. I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting Kristen and speaking with her about issues that are adversely affecting us here in northern Westchester. I have found her to be intelligent, earn…

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Though The Record –Review supports Proposition #2 in the 2020-21 Katonah-Lewisboro School District budget, which calls for the transfer of up to $725,600 in general funds for the purchase of seven new replacement school buses (“School budgets take sensible approach,” May 29), district voters…

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Editor’s note: The author, a South Salem resident, wrote the following poem in honor of her sister, Margaret Correa, who is making face masks for the pandemic.

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Two holidays provide punctuation points in this pandemic. Or maybe they’re more like incidental bookends. Remember St. Patrick’s Day and the fuss we made over groups that celebrated irresponsibly during the very week the country declared a national health emergency? Now Memorial Day is here …

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I’m struck by the number of people who wave at me. It used to be you waved at people you knew, or strangers with whom you had some kind of spontaneous bond: another Jeep driver, or a fellow bicyclist heading the opposite way. Now, perhaps because our human interaction is so limited, we seem …

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Sustainability is true Zero Waste. But we lack a clear understanding of the need to move in this direction and we are not convinced that such policies are required — that half measures will not suffice. While it is obvious to many that our present destructive policies are clearly detrimental…

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With Earth Day here once again and as our country and world suffer from COVID-19, we find ourselves in a dysfunctional state, all around. And I’ve been pondering how we can move beyond our everyday lives towards true sustainability. Not only for recycling and energy reduction, but, more broa…