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I have a good laugh each time I read about the new “Bedford United,” an allegedly nonpartisan political party that has become a refugee camp for local Republicans, so embarrassed by their disgraced party that they are willing to try anything to separate themselves.

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Making the decision to close Katonah Village Library on Saturdays was painful, but it wasn’t a surprise. Based on the Town of Bedford’s 2021 funding level, we knew we would need to budget fewer service hours when we reopened with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

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In your article on the Town of Bedford’s funding of Katonah Village Library (“Town is firm on funding,” July 16), Supervisor MaryAnn Carr contends that the state’s 2% property tax cap is an obstacle to restored town funding of Katonah Village Library. Ms. Carr also comments, “Bedford has lon…

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Anyone who has recently visited the Katonah Village Library has likely noticed that it is no longer open on evenings and weekends and is severely understaffed. Like many community members in Bedford, our family treasures the KVL. And we have been deeply saddened to continually see its budget…

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In your article on the Town of Bedford’s funding of Katonah Village Library (“Town is firm on funding,” July 16), Town Supervisor MaryAnn Carr questions why KVL can’t operate on Saturdays when the other two libraries manage to do so while receiving a lower amount of 2021 operating support. T…

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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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I listened attentively to the discussions at the town board meeting July 13 regarding cannabis dispensaries and related rules in Bedford. There were comments about proximity to youth, “gateway” issues to further drug abuse and other concerns residents have regarding the legality of cannabis …

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Thanks for your recent coverage of the recent friction within our shockingly dysfunctional town board. Since the beginning of the year, squabbles within the local Democratic committee have spilled into town government, jerking around compliant board members who answer to local party bosses a…

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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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Having been defeated in 2019, Republican candidates for Bedford town board and supervisor have resurrected Bedford United and are again attempting to position it as a bona fide political party, when it is nothing more than a vehicle for securing an additional ballot line. Accepting the nomin…

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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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As of June 24, with all the election districts in Bedford reporting their vote tallies, it is clear that Ellen Calves will be the winner in the primary for Bedford town supervisor. The current unofficial tally shows Ellen Calves with 67% (1,012 votes) to MaryAnn Carr with 33% (402 votes). 

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We saw the controversy of the decay of our ball fields and parks in Lewisboro boil over recently on social media. Lewisboro residents have been forced for the last year to take to this outlet to air their grievances with the town board to even get acknowledgment of the problems.

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A letter in last week’s paper raises an important question: Is Ellen Calves’ candidacy for supervisor a setback for recent progress on racial justice? On the contrary. Ellen is making Bedford a more welcoming and inclusive community that cares deeply for the well-being of all residents. Elle…

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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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In her letter (“Disturbing signs of backlash after moments of social progress,” May 28), Elizabeth Messinger bizarrely contended that Ellen Calves’ Democratic primary challenge to MaryAnn Carr for the position of Bedford town supervisor is an “attempt to hoard power [that] contradicts anti-r…

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In a letter to The Record-Review last week, it was suggested that Ellen Calves, who is running for Bedford town supervisor, attempts to hoard power and that voting for her would somehow contradict anti-racist action. This insinuation is preposterous. I have been working with Ellen Calves on …

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I am writing to endorse Ellen Calves for supervisor in the upcoming Democratic Primary on June 22. Ellen has a number of qualities that, in combination, make her an excellent choice for supervisor for the Town of Bedford.

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Despite claiming they were “tearing up” their agreement with Hickory Homes & Properties, the status of the commercial wood processing operation at the Salt Dome remains uncertain. At the May 10 Lewisboro Town board Meeting, Supervisor Peter Parsons rolled back the previous comments of Co…

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I support Ellen Calves for supervisor of the Town of Bedford. Why? I have observed Ellen Calves in action for Bedford 2030 these past six years. She has been able to work very successfully, thoughtfully and productively with a wide range of individuals and institutions — a demanding skill th…

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I met MaryAnn Carr many years ago through my husband, who struck up a conversation with her at the Bedford Hills pool and came home to tell me that he had met someone I would really like. He was right. I got to know MaryAnn, and when MaryAnn became involved with the Bedford Democrats, she br…

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It is my great pleasure to write these words in support of Ellen Calves for her nomination and, I hope eventually, her successful run for supervisor of the Town of Bedford.

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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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We are pleased to write in support of the reelection of Mike Bauscher to the Bedford Central School District Board of Education. Mike’s thoughtful, thorough, and fair approach to decision-making processes have made him an effective leader during his first term.

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We need to change the academic direction of our district and that requires experience, BCSD knowledge and a fresh perspective. Rob Mazurek and Steve Matlin are the candidates who have those skill sets sorely needed on the board. They have raised their children here and are committed voluntee…

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Without question, Bedford Central School District has an incredibly diverse student body consisting of thoughtful, caring and exceptional individuals, an amazing staff of teachers that put each student’s individual needs first and a community of involved families that want every student to succeed.

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I am pleased to write in support of Michael Bauscher’s candidacy for the Bedford Central Board of Education. I have been a resident of Mount Kisco since 2006 and have had two children in the school system since 2016. I’ve experienced the diversity and strong community bonds as a parent who h…

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Without question, Bedford Central School District has an incredibly diverse student body consisting of thoughtful, caring and exceptional individuals, an amazing staff of teachers that put each student’s individual needs first and a community of involved families that want every student to succeed.

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I’ve been part of this community for almost four years — and what a privilege it is to live here. But this past year has reinforced, among other things, my view that along with privilege comes a significant responsibility to create foundations that ensure the well-being of our society at lar…

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This is an exciting time with great opportunity as we emerge from the pandemic. Now is the time to concentrate our attention on student programs. We need to ensure all students needs are addressed, focus on outcomes, especially of those most affected this year, and ensure that our schools ar…

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I’ve been part of this community for almost four years — and what a privilege it is to live here. But this past year has reinforced, among other things, my view that along with privilege comes a significant responsibility to create foundations that ensure the well-being of our society at lar…