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There was a man who negotiated the conditional sale of his soul to the devil for the power of being the best liar in the world and never a loser. He negotiated a caveat (he believed himself a great negotiator) for his soul. The devil had to warn him three times that his doubling down on lies…

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Ninety-nine percent of the 90 Friends of Indian Hill Park and the 1,000 residents who signed a petition against the proposed cell tower in Indian Hill Park agree Bedford needs better service. Research has confirmed: A single tower 150-feet tall anywhere in Bedford will not provide the covera…

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Seventy-eight years ago, I entered this world and purportedly became a citizen of what was then and has since been labeled the greatest country on this planet. And I have, of course, always ascribed to such a self-serving description. As I reflect, however, on these past four years, includin…

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In her recent New York Times photo-journal piece, Dodai Stewart referred to 2020, a time of pandemic, as a “disrupted year.” She opined and presented photographs, reinforcing the idea, that, like Dali’s clock, it may have been melting, but it never stopped ticking. 

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I’m surprised that so many were shocked by the attempted coup in the Capitol this week. Its planned arrival was broadcasted loudly for months by Trump and his sycophants. I was surprised by the lack of resistance by law enforcement, but this only illustrated Trump’s brief success in disembow…

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Last week’s attack on the Capitol demonstrated in horrifying real time the two-tiered racist system we continue to live in in the United States. Rioters, egged on by our president (who should be charged with sedition) and several other elected representatives, attacked our government in the …

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We are living in a world where if you say you are fortunate, thankful and appreciative of what you have, it can be interpreted as being privileged. Well, be that as it may. I want to bring to our communities’ attention how fortunate we all are to have local fire departments that protect us w…

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As we move forward into 2021 and reflect on what has transpired not only recently but in history, our residents can hopefully refocus on issues that can be addressed and solved by our local government for the betterment of its residents. It takes strength and courage to run down the middle a…

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In responding to both Mr. Sorell recently and Mr. Clough from several weeks ago, I will reprint a Tweet of mine notably dated April 26, 2020: “Our global society has never been so consumed with death. But most specifically, death by Covid-19. The extinguishing of any life, almost always brin…

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It recently came to my attention that my daughter’s ninth grade ELA class at Fox Lane read a graphic novel that depicts women in an extremely derogatory manner. The novel is titled “Persepolis” and, quite frankly, does not belong in our public schools, much less in a ninth grade ELA classroo…

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I am an immigrant from Taiwan, whose family is originally from China. They left in 1949 when Mao Zedong and the Communist Party came to power. So, my grandparents, and my mother, who was just a baby, were political refugees fleeing their homeland in fear of a dictator.

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The Town of Bedford conducted a seriously flawed but revealing balloon test Dec. 19 to determine visibility of the proposed Indian Hill 150-foot tower. The on-again off-again test finally occurred with little more than 12 hours’ notice. Half the property owners received no visit from officia…

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On the front page of The Record-Review's Dec. 11 issue, Bedford Central School District’s increased COVID-19 cases were addressed in part. Those of us in the high school often see deserted hallways. On any given day dozens of teachers and staff are out and substitutes are essential.

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America is suffering from a plague, and it’s not COVID-19. We have succumbed to the idea that an opinion well-expressed or lie oft-repeated is the equivalent of fact. This is a disease even more invidious than coronaviruses. 

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Responding to Nicholas Kells’ Dec. 4 letter (“Any loss of life is a tragedy, but COVID restrictions don’t work”), please note, COVID-19 is now the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. (282,100+ deaths, 14.7+ million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins Resource stats), surpassing heart dis…

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Christmas is coming, and people need our help more than ever. To help prevent people from not having food for the holidays, donate food anywhere you can. Donate to Toys for Tots and to kids that do not have a family to make their holidays merry and bright. Remember it’s better to give than t…

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I owe a great “thank you” to my neighbors and friends for supporting the effort to have road humps installed on Seminary Road last year. Of course, this would not have been possible without the guidance of Bedford Town Supervisor Chris Burdick. Chris advised us throughout the process of asse…

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Kudos to the Bedford Planning Board for their comments on the siting issues for the proposed solar cell project (“Solar farm plan debated,” Dec. 4). The comments covered many strong points but did not appear to note the following: 

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Responding to Nicholas Kells’ Dec. 4 letter (“Any loss of life is a tragedy, but COVID restrictions don’t work”), please note, COVID-19 is now the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. (282,100+ deaths, 14.7+ million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins Resource stats), surpassing heart dis…

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I owe a great “thank you” to my neighbors and friends for supporting the effort to have road humps installed on Seminary Road last year. Of course, this would not have been possible without the guidance of Bedford Town Supervisor Chris Burdick. Chris advised us throughout the process of asse…

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Unfortunately, Mr. Kells has seen fit to double down on his ill-considered demand that Covid restrictions be lifted (“Any loss of life is a tragedy, but COVID restrictions don’t work,” Dec. 4). He is wrong on the facts. Digging into his citation of Marguerite Ward’s article, the 150,000 deat…

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If this past election has taught us anything, it’s that each of our votes truly matters and must be counted. To make sure that a fair election process happens every time, we must have fair electoral maps and end the practice of gerrymandering. We all need to play an active role in how our po…

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At Lewisboro board meetings, “public hearings” are perfunctory with limited impact on elected officials. Last night (Nov. 23) was no exception. Many spoke, but minds were set. It’s unfortunate the police budget was the issue. It’s emotional and historically divides towns and neighbors. The i…

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I would like to thank my fellow community members Paula Cappa, Peter Clough and Lindley Thomasset for sharing their opinions regarding my recent letter. While we disagree on this issue, we all want what is best for the people of our country. On that note, the arguments presented last week dr…

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We live at 88 Indian Hill Road in Bedford. We moved here from New York City to enjoy the beauty of the town with its space, horse appreciation and beautiful village. Now we join our neighbors and Bedford residents who do not want a cell tower in our area or anywhere in Bedford. We want the t…

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As COVID-19 cases increase across the country and here in Westchester, many school districts are at risk of being “remote only.” Whether the instruction is hybrid or entirely remote, the COVID-19 pandemic has stymied in-person classroom education. 

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In his diatribe against coronavirus restrictions (“Harmful coronavirus restrictions curb our personal liberties,"” Nov. 20), Nicholas Kells asserts that “The effectiveness of these restrictions — including limitations on business and mask mandates — is dubious at best." Reasonable people can…

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I’m responding to the recently published letter “Harmful coronavirus restrictions curb our personal liberties” (Nov. 20), urging Lewisboro and New York  to end restrictions on mask mandates and businesses because they severely restrict civil liberties.

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The Town of Bedford has proposed that Verizon construct a 120- to 150-foot cell tower and support buildings within Indian Hill Park. In October the planning board mistakenly called IHP “unused” despite a mile-long trail maintained by local residents and BRLA and used daily by hikers and ride…

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I am writing this note to urge the Town of Lewisboro and the state of New York to end all coronavirus related restrictions, immediately. These restrictions do more harm than good, and they severely restrict our civil liberties. The effectiveness of these restrictions — including limitations …

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The police blog in last week’s paper about cyclist with hand cut from grazing car is a tangible reminder of a safety issue that should be addressed by the state legislature. New York needs to join the 33 states with laws requiring a minimum 3-foot distance when cars pass bikes.

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It is quite disconcerting to see that you have broken your own editorial publishing guidelines as stated in your Sept. 4. column, “A few election-season tips for letter writers.” You state the following “First, if your letter contains claims or allegations that merit responses from the candi…

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I am writing in support of Rich Sklarin for Town Board of Lewisboro. Rich has worked behind the scenes on numerous committees in Lewisboro for many years. He is a respected attorney and very knowledgeable about the Town of Lewisboro, its budget and its issues. 

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Integrity and compassion: that’s what we want in the people we vote for. There was a time when you could find those qualities in the Republican party, if you looked hard enough. No longer. Donald Trump and his down-the-line acolytes of fear and intolerance are wrong for our country and our t…

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I was inspired by last week’s pro-Trump letter from Alexander Goldfarb of Pound Ridge (“A president who is pro-growth and fights for all Americans,” Oct. 16) to set the record straight on the president, whose failings are legion.

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I am writing this letter for two reasons. One is to throw my support behind Andrea Rendo, and the second, perhaps equally or greater importance, is to denounce the mean-spirited letter from Robert Kesten (“Lewisboro cannot afford to elect a ‘professional divider,’” Sept. 11).