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I have lived in Bedford Village for 27 years; we have 3 acres. I have been a member of the Leaf Blower Committee for two or three years. I have used no leaf blowers on our lawn for years now. We mulch the leaves, and the lawn doesn’t require much, if any, fertilizer. The noise of my neighbor…

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Partly cloudy, with intermittent sun and the chance of a heavy downpour. If you were planning to head outside with a weather forecast like that, you wouldn’t know what to take with you. That’s pretty much what it feels like right now as we enter this transitional phase of the COVID-19 recovery.

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“The Town of Lewisboro recognizes the inherent value and necessity of preserving and protecting trees in our overwhelmingly residential community.” Most if not everyone in town agrees with these words taken from the preamble to Lewisboro’s new tree ordinance, so why does the law remain so co…

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In honor of Earth Day, community groups and town officials are partnering to produce a staggering number of events this year — in fact, more than we can ever recall. If the variety of programs is in itself an encouraging indicator of creative community outreach, it also is a reminder of just…

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In January I had no idea what would happen when Pennies for Posies collection cans were set out to raise funds for beautification projects in Pound Ridge. Coins, dollar bills and bottle deposit receipts found their way into collection cans throughout the town’s businesses. Bags of coins were…

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Legalization of marijuana in New York state for those who are 21 years old and over is expected to bring significant social change. For one thing, it aims to halt the racial disparities in enforcement that have led to lifelong consequences and inequalities. 

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The Katonah-Lewisboro School District has been a beacon of stability throughout this period of unprecedented uncertainty. They’re continuing on that path by bringing students back in-person five days-a-week. I’m breathing a sigh of relief to have another social support back in place.

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Doug Tallamy is more than just a familiar name to advocates of healthy ecosystems who reside in our neck of the woods. Among devotees of the native plant movement and pollinator-friendly habitats, the Pennsylvania-based professor, entomologist and author is considered a hero and a visionary.…

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I thank The Record-Review for reporting last week of the situation on Hillside Avenue in Katonah (“Hillside Avenue proposal raises concerns,” April 2). The residents are aggrieved over plans of the developer who purchased the property. The southern end of the plot was never developed by the …

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When COVID-19 stopped the world in its tracks in March 2020, the first set of seasonal rituals to suffer deep dislocation and disruption were those related to Holy Week worship. Now, a year later, here we are again.

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As part of a global push to avoid the harshest impacts of climate change and to slow species extinctions, President Joseph Biden committed his administration to an ambitious conservation goal — to protect 30% of U.S. land and coastal seas by 2030. The science behind the plan demonstrates tha…

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 As the police reform committees in our towns move to complete their work ahead of the state-mandated April 1 deadline, improving channels for citizen complaints has been a common focus. As we have continued to report (see two more front page stories in this issue), the committees have produ…

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 This week marks the one-year anniversary of the coronavirus outbreak. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a pandemic. It was also the day so many of us felt the impact of the virus for the first time as our daily routines came to a sudden halt. Companies implemented wo…

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"Meteorological spring,” a calendar-driven definition used by weather experts to describe a general change in world weather patterns, arrived on the first of March. As excited as all of us will be to declare an end to this pandemic winter, the eventual arrival of warmer temperatures will be …

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Plum Plums attracts visitors to Scotts Corners from near and far, so the landlord’s failure to renew their lease is a serious loss. Because there is no replacement tenant lined up for Plum Plum’s space, there is the suggestion that the landlord may have been bluffing when he attempted to dra…

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The statement issued Monday, Feb. 22, by the Bedford Central School District rejecting an energy company’s proposal to build solar facilities at two school sites was concise and to the point: “After careful consideration, the district has determined not to proceed with this proposed project …

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Maybe the backlash was unexpected. But what started as a misstep in how the Bedford Town Board filled a vacancy in early January has developed into a far-reaching effort to revisit how town officials recruit and select candidates for committees, boards and commissions.

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One possible solution to the affordable housing shortage in Westchester has always been in plain sight. And now New York lawmakers are proposing to clear a path to make it happen.