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Last Tuesday, Sept. 8, my husband and I went to dinner around 6 p.m. at DiNardo’s Restaurant. We parked across the road and by the time we left at 8:15 p.m., it was dark.  As we prepared to cross Westchester Avenue in the crosswalk, we realized that the streetlamps were not lit. It was very …

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Are you one of the New Yorkers who still haven’t completed the 2020 Census? Time is running out for you to take this important step and help ensure that our community gets our fair share of federal resources and congressional representation that we deserve. 

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The Bedford Conservation Board would like to thank those residents who used the over 800 donated packets of sunflower seeds we provided this past spring and planted them in their front yards. Photos of these plants have been featured in Supervisor Chris Burdick’s daily reports to the town. 

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I was very disappointed in the tone of Robert Kesten’s letter (“Lewisboro cannot afford to elect ‘a professional divider,’” Sept. 11) attacking Lewisboro Town Board candidate Andrea Rendo for writing to the court asking for leniency in the sentencing of our former town judge after his guilty…

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Our focus on the 2020 general election continues. In this week’s issue, we spell out the different ways New Yorkers can cast their votes, the guidelines for each voting method and important deadlines.

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Fair elections and an inclusive voting process are on a lot of minds these days. Like millions of Americans, we are appalled at the federal government’s ill-advised moves to curtail the capacity of the U.S. Postal Service, under the apparent guise of “efficiency,” just as the country is abou…

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About a year or two ago, I wrote a letter to this newspaper saying it was time for an Emergency Preparedness Plan for the Town of Bedford. I suggested we pair with our local elementary schools and install generators there so people of each town district would have a place to go in times of p…

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After a week in which America memorialized the passing of civil rights icon, John Lewis, I was disappointed to read Caitlin Voege’s letter (“Dividing people gets us nowhere,” Aug. 7). While the nation at large was celebrating a life spent in the struggle for racial equality, Ms. Voege sought…

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It may be too early to conduct a full reckoning of the Aug. 4 storm’s destruction, and the recovery and clean-up efforts that followed. But in the 10 days since the tropical-strength winds of Isaias came bearing down on us, we have seen enough evidence to support at least some initial observ…

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Misery on top of misery. That’s how some are describing our current state, bound by pandemic restrictions and uncertainties on the one hand, and massive storm disruptions to daily life, on the other. 

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I am writing in my capacity as chair of the Pound Ridge Conservation Board about the upcoming townwide tag sale and also Farmers’ Market Sundays, two great activities that are good for the town and good for the planet. I want to give a pat on the back to the Pound Ridge Business Association …

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I always loved the book by Ronald Rood, called, “Animals Nobody Loves,” or the poems by Ogden Nash on the same subject. I still remember Mr. Nash’s rhyme: “God in all his wisdom made the fly, and then forgot to tell us why.” The truth of the matter is that there are legions of critters that …

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On June 23, registered Democrats went to the polls to cast votes in the primary for state Assembly in the 93rd District. Three and a half weeks passed after election day until the Westchester County Board of Elections completed its count of absentee ballots and announced the final results, d…

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John Lewis changed my life. John Lewis changed America. He did it with love. He did it with compassion and he did it with all his heart.

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Indians. Wolfpack. Redskins. Braves. Whether you’re running a northern Westchester high school or a professional sports franchise with a billion-dollar market value, running away from the mascot issue is no longer an option. Words and symbols always have had the power to conjure strong emoti…

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A year ago, who could have imagined the once-routine opening of town pools and day camps would merit a front-page news story? That’s how far from normal our daily lives have veered because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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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…