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Thirty-eight years ago on Oct 23, 1983 at 6:22 a.m.., a large delivery truck drove to the Beirut International Airport where the U.S. Marine barracks was located. After turning onto an access road leading to the compound, the driver rushed through a barbed-wire fence, passed between two sent…

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 It’s getting very close to Election Day on Nov. 2, and some readers may still be deciding who they will vote for in the race for Bedford’s town supervisor. If that sounds like you, I urge you to cast your very important ballot for Ellen Calves. During my 10-plus years of living in Bedford, …

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With early voting and Election Day looming, voters can now reflect on Bedford’s current local election campaigns. The Democrats have conducted a detailed policy-based campaign focusing on such key issues as infrastructure, the environment, hamlet vitality, budgets, safety, housing, and other…

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 My family moved to Bedford in 1956. As everyone knows, there is an election this Nov. 2. I am pleased to endorse Peter Michaelis and Alli Choi for the Bedford Town Board. Mr. Michaelis has almost 30 years of experience volunteering on various town boards and for a plethora of nonprofit orga…

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As a resident of Bedford for more than 50 years, I am writing to express my enthusiastic support for the Bedford Democratic slate in the Nov. 2 election. Ellen Calves, candidate for town supervisor, is particularly well-qualified to lead the slate. She has consistently and tirelessly demonst…

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Did you like Bedford’s recent 4.5% increase in town property taxes when other towns had no or minimal increases? For property tax relief, vote for Don Scott for Bedford supervisor; his opponent doesn’t understand the property tax problem. In last week’s Record-Review, Don’s opponent announce…

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As the founder of the Renew Democracy Initiative, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting democratic principles and civic behavior in the public sphere, I know something about the importance of reaching across divides to bring people together. With that in mind, I’m writing this letter in support…

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Reading The Record-Review interview with both Bedford town supervisor candidates (Oct. 8), I was alarmed at how Don Scott seemed to indicate that he didn’t support the Paris Climate Accords. While he dismisses this as a purely federal issue, following the U.S.’s withdrawal, hundreds of state…

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Why does Bill Bongiorno, candidate for town supervisor, want to make Lewisboro and northern Westchester a less-inclusive space for all? At a town board meeting held on March 13, 2020, Mr. Bongiorno made statements opposing funding ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] accessibility for a tra…

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Many of us saw William Shatner, tearfully awestruck by his experience of shooting through Earth’s life-giving blanket of thin, blue, skin — into “sudden, boundless, black death” as he said in one interview. He said everyone needs to have the experience so they can know the fragility of the p…

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Laura and I have lived in Bedford since 1986. While I have been a lifelong Independent, we share the same approach in how we evaluate candidates for local office: what is the individual’s community involvement, their experience on town committees or the board, their performance, their passio…

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It’s my pleasure to recommend a vote for Don Scott for Bedford Town Supervisor. Having served the Town of Bedford as the superintendent of Recreation and Parks, I had a lot of experience working with Don. Unequivocally, I can tell you he has the right stuff. He brings a wealth of experience …

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As a councilmember on the Lewisboro Town Board last year, I understand the unique and ongoing challenges faced by the town. I have had the honor to serve with both Tony Gonçalves and Jane Crimmins and know that their continued advocacy will move our town forward. Whether increasing funding …

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In the interview with the two candidates for Lewisboro Supervisor (“Town supervisor hopefuls clash over town issues,” Oct. 15), Bill Bongiorno states that “The town was in a terrible state when (former Supervisor) Charlie Duffy took over.” While things were still tight then, they were far to…

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I strongly encourage you to join me in voting for Erika Pierce for Westchester County Legislator. I am a longtime Katonah resident and active in the community. I have known Erika Pierce for 20 years as our families have celebrated holidays and rites of passage together, supported one another…

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Ellen Calves is my choice for the Bedford Town Supervisor position. She has done a wonderful job on the town board. She has worked tirelessly in support of issues related to the environment, the health and safety of Bedford residents and assuring that we are prepared for the challenges that …

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As a queer family living in South Salem, my wife, Rachel Simon, and I wanted to see Lewisboro signal LGBTQIA+ inclusivity, particularly to its queer youth. Rachel was recognized for her work with queer youth at Pace University and PrideWorks for Youth with a 2020 New York state commendation …

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 It is a great awakening and revealing to serve as volunteer on the Senior Advisory Committee as we uncover the vast untold need of often invisible seniors in the Town of Bedford. We have been working closely with Ellen Calves, who attends all our meetings with deep concern, listening to our…

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I am pleased to endorse Ellen Calves for supervisor of the Town of Bedford. Having seen her work as a fellow board member of Bedford 2020 (now Bedford 2030), I have observed her tireless work for the community and her depth of commitment to its people. I have seen Ellen work with students an…

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I know that both candidates for Bedford Town Supervisor are good people who care deeply for our community. The difference is that Ellen Calves sees the best days of Bedford are ahead of us. Don Scott thinks that the best days are in our past.

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I’m writing to endorse Jodi Kimmel for Bedford Town Justice. Seeking a position where experience matters, Jodi is the right person at the right time. Having spent almost two decades understanding the inner workings of a courtroom, Jodi brings much more than a litigator ever could. She brings…

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During the time in which my family has lived in Bedford, Jodi Kimmel’s name has been one that comes up often, and with admiration, from every corner of our community. Until I had the chance to meet and get to know her more deeply a little over a year ago, the only thing that was clear to me …

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Since we believe that all the candidates for office in Bedford will do their best to serve the town, we can become single issue voters. Todd’s Pond (Cherry Ridge Lake) is a disgrace and an environmental disaster. If you haven’t seen it, you should take a look. The town has a legal responsibi…

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 I am happy to support Andrés Castillo as a candidate for Bedford Town Board. This year’s local election is a significant one for our community. If elected, Andrés will make history by becoming the first Latinx town board member.

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Mary Shah may not be a name you have regularly heard until this election. This is not because of her lack of wonderful work in the Town of Lewisboro, but is because Mary Shah is a person who does not need fanfare, accolades or credit for all she has done. She does the hard, quiet work, simpl…

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When I first joined the Bedford Town Board in 2018, I imagined that I would run for supervisor one day. It took me very little time to realize that I was not at all suited to the job, nor was it suited to me. I did not understand until I was on the board myself that the supervisor position r…

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 My husband, Chevy Chase, and I care deeply about this community. We’re all in this together, facing increasing uncertainties — the stress of the COVID pandemic and our capricious weather patterns are downright scary. We believe that our local leadership is vitally important to our well-bein…

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I write to commend to your readers Andrea Rendo for town board of Lewisboro. The board is in dire need of an analytical, experienced and even-tempered professional attorney with deep and broad experience in local town law matters. I have known Andrea for almost two decades and can think of n…

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There is a “new group” representing the Republican Party in the Town of Bedford, but party labels beg the question of who will be best for our town going forward. As co-founder and former president of Bedford 2030, I worked closely with both Lee Roberts and Chris Burdick. Lee, a Republican, …

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When we first moved to Bedford, we kept hearing from so many different people that we had to meet one of our Bedford neighbors, Alli Choi. This kept coming up in conversation after conversation from friends of all backgrounds, ages and perspectives. We’re not sure we’ve ever known someone to…

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Prior to moving to Lewisboro and then as a new resident, I started following town politics, exploring local businesses and attending neighborhood events. Coming from the city, I appreciated the open space, beautiful greenery all around and the quaint but vibrant local businesses-owners and p…

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It takes courage, conviction, compassion and common sense to be town justice, where you’re asked to make decisions that impact people’s lives and uphold community values. For us, Jodi Kimmel has earned that trust time and time again.