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Memorial Day Fair and Races to be Held in Lewisboro

May 21, 2018

LEWISBORO, N.Y. - Memorial Day in Lewisboro will once again be a day of celebration and remembrance with road races, children's games, artists, vendors, artisans,  a silent auction, food and live music in the historic hamlet of South Salem. The activities all center around the town's annual parade and memorial ceremony and the 42nd annual South Salem Presbyterian Church Memorial Day ...

Writing Through Grief: Katonah Writer Pens Letters to Her Late Husband

KATONAH, N.Y. – In a book of letters to her beloved husband, Al, Marilyn Pellini, a 49-year resident of Katonah, wrote her way through the grief that followed his shocking death in 2011.

“I started to write the day after he died because I was so angry and I just had to find some kind of outlet,” she said. “You can’t even look into a grief counselor, you ...

Wilmoth's 6 Goals Lead John Jay Indians to Share of League Title

John Jay-Cross River’s girls lacrosse squad clinched a share of its league title with Brewster by winning 19-11 at Lakeland/Panas on May 10.

“It means a lot to be co-league champs with Brewster,” John Jay sophomore midfielder Charlotte Wilmoth said. “They are a very talented team who deserves it as much as we do. We worked really hard this season to earn that title and ...

Drpich Stars at Siena College

Siena College senior first baseman and 2014 John Jay-Cross River graduate Joe Drpich has enjoyed a stellar Division 1 baseball career.

One of his accomplishments this season was reaching the career 200-hit plateau, making him only the 15th player in Siena history to reach that milestone.

“Reaching the 200-hit milestone and being put in a class of only 14 other players was truly a ...

Wilmoth's 6 Goals Lead John Jay Indians to Share of League Title

May 19, 2018

John Jay-Cross River’s girls lacrosse squad clinched a share of its league title with Brewster by winning 19-11 at Lakeland/Panas on May 10.

“It means a lot to be co-league champs with Brewster,” John Jay sophomore midfielder Charlotte Wilmoth said. “They are a very talented team who deserves it as much as we do. We worked really hard this season to earn that title and ...

Drpich Stars at Siena College

Siena College senior first baseman and 2014 John Jay-Cross River graduate Joe Drpich has enjoyed a stellar Division 1 baseball career.

One of his accomplishments this season was reaching the career 200-hit plateau, making him only the 15th player in Siena history to reach that milestone.

“Reaching the 200-hit milestone and being put in a class of only 14 other players was truly a ...

Perfect Storm: John Jay Indians Earn League Title, 200th Win for Coaches

CROSS RIVER, N.Y.—  Geoff Curtis was talking to assistant coach Joe Gaudio the morning of John Jay-Cross River’s game with Brewster on Friday, May 11. They knew the league title was on the line but they found out there was even more that could be attained.

Curtis and Gaudio crunched the numbers and figured out they were just one win away from a milestone ...

John Jay Graduate Joins Pro Frisbee Team

CHICAGO - John Jay High School, well-known for its football, ice hockey and lacrosse teams, has another high-achieving team. Today, Ultimate Frisbee is one of the largest clubs at John Jay.

There are two Ultimate teams, an A team called Air Raid and a B team called Bear Raid. With a fall and a spring season, the teams’ popularity is stronger than ever. The teams’ greatest claim to ...

Memorial Day Fair and Races to be Held in Lewisboro

May 21, 2018

LEWISBORO, N.Y. - Memorial Day in Lewisboro will once again be a day of celebration and remembrance with road races, children's games, artists, vendors, artisans,  a silent auction, food and live music in the historic hamlet of South Salem. The activities all center around the town's annual parade and memorial ceremony and the 42nd annual South Salem Presbyterian Church Memorial Day ...

John Jay Graduate Joins Pro Frisbee Team

CHICAGO - John Jay High School, well-known for its football, ice hockey and lacrosse teams, has another high-achieving team. Today, Ultimate Frisbee is one of the largest clubs at John Jay.

There are two Ultimate teams, an A team called Air Raid and a B team called Bear Raid. With a fall and a spring season, the teams’ popularity is stronger than ever. The teams’ greatest claim to ...

Frank Noschese Awarded Excellence in Physics Teaching

May 17, 2018

Frank Noschese, a physics teacher at John Jay High School, has won the 2018 Paul Zitzewitz Excellence in K-12 Physics Teaching Award from the American Association of Physics Teachers.

The award is in recognition for contributions to pre-college physics teaching and awardees are chosen for their extraordinary accomplishments in communicating the excitement of physics to their ...

Kat-Lewisboro Budget Passes; Cheng, Schiff Elected to School Board

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - Katonah-Lewisboro School District voters overwhelmingly approved a $108.7 million spending plan that has a tax levy increase of 2.09 percent, according to unofficial results provided by District Clerk Kimberly Monzon.

In Bedford, the tax rate will be $194.28 per $1,000 of assessed value, a 4.64 percent increase. In Lewisboro, the rate will be ...

Incumbent, Newcomer Run Uncontested for Kat-Lewisboro School Board

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Two candidates are vying for two seats on the Katonah-Lewisboro School District Board of Education.

Trustee Marjorie Schiff and newcomer Terrence Cheng were the only two candidates to file petitions with the district clerk’s office. They are seeking three-year terms. Both candidates were asked the same questions and their responses are below, in alphabetical ...

Yorktown Native Named Camp Director at Harvey School in Katonah

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown native Alexa Kauffman has been appointed director of Harvey School’s Cavalier Camp’s Little Cavs summer program.

Kauffman started at the camp in 2011 as a group counselor and two years later became head counselor and assistant director. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Drew University and master’s degrees in psychology in ...

Final Hearing Date Set for Lewisboro Affordable Housing Project

May 11, 2018

Editor’s Note: The print version of this article incorrectly stated that the May 15 meeting would take place at Increase Miller Elementary School. The meeting will actually take place at South Salem Justice Court, at 79 Bouton Road. We regret the error.

GOLDENS BRIDGE, N.Y. – Following another three-plus hour public hearing on a proposed 46-unit affordable housing building, the ...

Speed Tables Approved for Cherry Street in Katonah

BEDFORD, N.Y. – Looking to curb speeding on a popular cut-through road, the Bedford Town Board has unanimously approved the installation of three speed tables on Cherry Street on a trial basis.

Speed tables, as explained by Kevin Winn, commissioner of public works, are similar to speed humps, but are longer and milder. “A speed table is typically about 14 feet wide, flat on the top ...

Bedford Planning Board Satisfied with Circus Tent Compromise

BEDFORD, N.Y. – Westchester Circus Arts and Bedford Planning Board members appeared to reach a compromise last week regarding a proposed circus tent at the Harvey School.

If granted the necessary approvals by the planning and zoning boards, the temporary circus tent would be up for seven weeks, from mid-June to early August. During that time, there would be weekday camp classes and ...

Seven Car Larcenies Reported in Lewisboro

May 14, 2018

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – There have been seven reports of items being stolen from parked cars at Lewisboro residences this month, said Lewisboro Police Chief Charles Beckett.

All of the larcenies have occurred between midnight and 4 a.m. on the weekends of May 5-6 and May 12-13, Beckett said.

Larcenies have also been reported in nearby Pound Ridge and New Canaan, Conn., Beckett ...

Memorial Day Fair and Races to be Held in Lewisboro

May 21, 2018

LEWISBORO, N.Y. - Memorial Day in Lewisboro will once again be a day of celebration and remembrance with road races, children's games, artists, vendors, artisans,  a silent auction, food and live music in the historic hamlet of South Salem. The activities all center around the town's annual parade and memorial ceremony and the 42nd annual South Salem Presbyterian Church Memorial Day ...

John Jay Graduate Joins Pro Frisbee Team

CHICAGO - John Jay High School, well-known for its football, ice hockey and lacrosse teams, has another high-achieving team. Today, Ultimate Frisbee is one of the largest clubs at John Jay.

There are two Ultimate teams, an A team called Air Raid and a B team called Bear Raid. With a fall and a spring season, the teams’ popularity is stronger than ever. The teams’ greatest claim to ...

Kat-Lewisboro Budget Passes; Cheng, Schiff Elected to School Board

May 15, 2018

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - Katonah-Lewisboro School District voters overwhelmingly approved a $108.7 million spending plan that has a tax levy increase of 2.09 percent, according to unofficial results provided by District Clerk Kimberly Monzon.

In Bedford, the tax rate will be $194.28 per $1,000 of assessed value, a 4.64 percent increase. In Lewisboro, the rate will be ...

Peter Harckham Announces State Senate Bid

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – South Salem resident Peter Harckham is running for New York State Senate, he announced on Saturday.

According to a report in the New York Daily News, it was Gov. Andrew Cuomo who asked the former Westchester County legislator to challenge two-term incumbent Sen. Terrence Murphy.

Harckham, a Democrat, was a county legislator for 12 years. He stepped down in 2015 to ...

Writing Through Grief: Katonah Writer Pens Letters to Her Late Husband

May 21, 2018

KATONAH, N.Y. – In a book of letters to her beloved husband, Al, Marilyn Pellini, a 49-year resident of Katonah, wrote her way through the grief that followed his shocking death in 2011.

“I started to write the day after he died because I was so angry and I just had to find some kind of outlet,” she said. “You can’t even look into a grief counselor, you ...

Bedford Playhouse Main Theater Opens Memorial Day Weekend

After more than three years of fundraising, planning and construction, Bedford Playhouse will open the doors to its 167-seat main theater, the largest of its three theaters, on Memorial Day weekend.

The box office will be open and the Playhouse will screen two films for the public that weekend: “Singin’ in the Rain” and “E.T.” Guests will be among the very first ...

Art Spiegelman and Françoise Mouly Honored at Katonah Museum of Art

KATONAH, N.Y. – Last month, the Katonah Museum of Art hosted a special evening at the Harvey School, where acclaimed comic artist Art Spiegelman and his wife, Françoise Mouly, the New Yorker art editor who has overseen more than 1,000 of the magazine’s covers, were awarded the museum’s prestigious Himmel Award.

Named in honor of Betty Himmel, a two-time president of ...

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Tidy Up

I save my old concert T-shirts. They are clean and folded in the bottom drawer of my dresser. I don’t wear them anymore. They’re thin and faded now. I’m not sure what kind of a fashion statement it would make to wear those washed-out U2 or INXS T-shirts displaying the cities the bands played in 1986 and 1987 while running errands to the grocery store and the post ...

Bias in Media, in Me, in You

While listening to an interview with a voter on my car radio, I thought I had excess ear wax that obstructed my hearing. The voter (whose name is Bruce) said this about one of the qualifications that a Senate or House candidate must have to earn his vote: “I don’t want anyone with ideas. We have enough of those already.”

I’m a journalist and have been one my entire ...

Thrifting From the Couch

Now that I am confident that we have turned the corner on winter and the warm weather is here to stay, it is time to commit to that timeless ritual: change of season, change your closet. I actually like it, that chance to get reacquainted with my favorites and to question once again why some things were actually purchased in the first place. I am totally guilty of falling into that trap of loving ...

Cross My Legs and Hope to Die

One morning, I had a big cup of coffee as I usually do, and then I got in the car and drove 40 minutes to a clothing store I had been curious to check out. I don’t normally drive 40 minutes to go shopping, but since I am a stay-at-home mom and everyone knows we stay-at-home moms just spend our time shopping and eating bonbons, I figured, “What the hey.”

Having had the ...

Radio days

I’ve been feeling a bit nostalgic for the bygone era of listening to a baseball game on a crappy-sounding transistor radio. I define nostalgia as the feeling you get when your memory of something is better than what it actually was. I don’t need to bother mustering any warm feelings for the transistor radio, because AM reception is just as crappy-sounding now as it was then.

In the ...