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We had a traumatic event occur right in front of our home this past Sunday afternoon, July 18. A car crashed into a stone wall near the end of our driveway. We, along with several other neighbors who heard the crash, came out to see what happened and 911 was dialed up immediately. Within min…

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We applaud Lewisboro Deputy Supervisor Tony Gonçalves’ decision this week to reinstate a mask mandate, social distancing and use of a hybrid method of resident participation for upcoming Lewisboro town meetings. When Tony coordinated a recent town hall meeting to discuss and update residents…

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I have been following with great interest your continuing coverage of the crisis facing the Katonah Village Library, which has resulted in dramatically curtailed hours of operation. Most recently, you reported Town Supervisor MaryAnn Carr’s failure to acknowledge the town’s role in creating …

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The Town of Bedford is slated to receive $1.94 million in American Rescue Plan federal funds. This one-time windfall equates to almost 5% of the town’s 2021 budget. Unfortunately, the Bedford Town Board has not mentioned a word about how the ARP funds might be used. In light of the substanti…

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Northern Westchester has always been passionate about going green, as evidenced by everything from our local conservation efforts to our community-led climate advocacy groups. As a lifelong South Salem resident and a member of John Jay High School’s class of 2021, I have grown up with the in…

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Every so often, there are major headlines about dangerous stuff falling from the sky. On May 8, a piece of space junk from a Chinese rocket fell back to Earth and landed in the Indian Ocean. A year earlier, another Chinese rocket met the same fate when it plummeted into the waters off the co…

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I want to begin by thanking the hundreds of neighbors who came out to support Lewisboro LGBTQIA+ Pride Month. Whether you participated in the events or not, many of you are left wondering: how can I be a respectful and supportive ally? After decades of living here and learning what is needed…

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In the letter to the editor by Alison Biddle, candidate for Lewisboro Town Board, (“Lewisboro must pursue new clean water money from the state,” July 2), she asked, “Has the Lewisboro Town Board applied for the new clean water money that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office just made available?”

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Editor’s note: The following is an open letter to the community jointly written by 19 members of the Katonah-Lewisboro School District Special Needs Advocacy Group. They requested their names not be used to protect their privacy.

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 This year was a watershed year for our communities. Not only did Bedford hold its first post-COVID Pride flag-raising event, Lewisboro had a full-day Pride celebration and an online Zoom LGBTQIA+ allyship conversation was organized and hosted by some of the younger adults in our community. …

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This Sunday, July Fourth, will mark the 245th anniversary of our nation. Once again, we celebrate Independence Day by recalling words from history that illuminate some of our nation’s foundational principles and values, and resonate today amidst the ongoing pursuit of equality and justice for all.

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Has the Lewisboro Town Board applied for the new clean water money that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office just made available? Various communities have availed themselves of the grants (Lewisboro is not listed as one of them) and there is still money available, but there are deadlines.

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School is out, camp is in, Fourth of July weekend is here — let the summer fun begin! Road races, water parks, concerts, scavenger hunts, farmer’s markets; these are a few of the local outdoor activities that might catch your eye. There is something for everyone. But safety should come first…

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The Democratic race for Bedford town supervisor had an odd feel about it right from the start. That wasn’t just because we saw the town’s top two officials quickly morph from collaborators (on paper at least) to political rivals. It was also the way in which the slate became public. MaryAnn …

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 With New York state lifting COVID-19 restrictions this week, it is a good time to reflect on what our Bedford town government has been able to achieve since the pandemic began, and the work we now have to do as we move forward.  

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From my earliest days, I have realized how policymakers shape communities. Growing up in Mississippi, I never saw people like myself in the position to do so. In fact, I was fortunate that I had a mother who insisted on pushing for my education. I was one of four of the first Black students …

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We have been thinking about a user comment posted several days ago to our website. A reader, posting under the name “Oldtimer48,” explained why she and other family members have given up on Bedford and decided to move away from the area. Her comments were posted in reply to the published pro…

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Since the early days of the COVID-19 outbreak, The Record-Review has been publishing a map showing the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Westchester, highlighting virus activity in the towns of Bedford, Lewisboro and Pound Ridge. The graphic illustration, designed by our art director, Da…

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Elizabeth Messinger’s letter (“Disturbing signs of backlash after moments of social progress,” May 28) seems to conflate the reported “welcome” locally offered to the KKK in 1931 with contesting a primary election for town supervisor in 2021. Even in a town like Bedford that is diversity-cha…

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On the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, two local developments merit closer attention: first, the defeat of two Bedford Central School District Board of Education candidates dedicated to equity in our schools, and second, the announcement that Ellen Calves (a white woman who came to her…

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Last Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the brutal murder of George Floyd, which ignited a national reckoning over race and police reform. In Minneapolis and other cities this week, protesters marched in favor of redoubling efforts to increase police accountability and root out syste…