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Rebecca Bose Finds Her Pack at South Salem's Wolf Conservation Center

January 20, 2019

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – Rebecca Bose emerges from a wooded, rain-soaked hilltop wearing a black hooded sweatshirt that says, “got wolves?” in the style of the ’90s-era “got milk?” campaign. The North Salem native and head curator at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem may see it the other way—that the wolves got her.

As a child growing up in North ...

‘Low-Level’ Marijuana Offenses Decriminalized in Westchester

WESTCHESTER, N.Y. – Westchester County will no longer prosecute what it deems to be “low-level” marijuana offenses.

Under this new policy, announced by District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, possessing two ounces or less of marijuana will no longer result in a criminal conviction.

Two laws will be affected by this change, which took effect Jan. 14:

• Criminal ...

Westchester Land Trust Preserves Two Lewisboro Properties

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – Two properties totaling 36 acres within the town of Lewisboro will be permanently preserved by the Westchester Land Trust.

These parcels expand an open space corridor near the 370-acre Leon Levy Preserve, which is protected in perpetuity by a conservation easement held by Westchester Land Trust and owned by the town of Lewisboro. In 2018, Westchester Land Trust ...

Rebecca Bose Finds Her Pack at South Salem's Wolf Conservation Center

January 20, 2019

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – Rebecca Bose emerges from a wooded, rain-soaked hilltop wearing a black hooded sweatshirt that says, “got wolves?” in the style of the ’90s-era “got milk?” campaign. The North Salem native and head curator at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem may see it the other way—that the wolves got her.

As a child growing up in North ...

A Parent's Guide to School Choice

January 12, 2019

Think about the school your children currently attend. Are you happy with it? Are your kids learning and growing in ways that make you proud? If so, sign them up again for next year, and tell your friends about how great your school is.

But if you want to learn more about different options available for your children’s education, now is the time to start thinking about switching schools.

Photos: ArtsALIVE! presents Encore Cabaret at John Jay High School

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Current John Jay High School students and alumni performed a selection of Broadway songs on Friday at the Encore Cabaret, an annual event presented by KLSD ArtsALIVE!, a high school arts booster club. The event was held in the John Jay High School Theater beginning at 7 p.m.

All photos were taken by Sarah Bussinger for The Katonah-Lewisboro Times.

‘Low-Level’ Marijuana Offenses Decriminalized in Westchester

January 19, 2019

WESTCHESTER, N.Y. – Westchester County will no longer prosecute what it deems to be “low-level” marijuana offenses.

Under this new policy, announced by District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, possessing two ounces or less of marijuana will no longer result in a criminal conviction.

Two laws will be affected by this change, which took effect Jan. 14:

• Criminal ...

Bedford Asks Westchester County for $53 Million to Finance Sewers

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. – Bedford is asking Westchester County to provide some $53 million in financing to complete sewer installations in Katonah and Bedford Hills.

The Town Board voted unanimously last week to seek the funding, even as Supervisor Chris Burdick acknowledged that the likelihood of ever seeing those dollars was a long shot. For one thing, Bedford will almost certainly have to ...

Gov. Cuomo Swears in State Sen. Harckham

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – In May, reports surfaced that Gov. Andrew Cuomo had lobbied his former staffer, Pete Harckham, to run for the 40th State Senate District against two-term incumbent, Terrence Murphy, a Republican from Yorktown.

Seven months later, Cuomo, a New Castle resident who happens to be one of Harckham’s most prominent constituents, administered the oath of office to his ...

‘Low-Level’ Marijuana Offenses Decriminalized in Westchester

January 19, 2019

WESTCHESTER, N.Y. – Westchester County will no longer prosecute what it deems to be “low-level” marijuana offenses.

Under this new policy, announced by District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, possessing two ounces or less of marijuana will no longer result in a criminal conviction.

Two laws will be affected by this change, which took effect Jan. 14:

• Criminal ...

Rebecca Bose Finds Her Pack at South Salem's Wolf Conservation Center

January 20, 2019

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – Rebecca Bose emerges from a wooded, rain-soaked hilltop wearing a black hooded sweatshirt that says, “got wolves?” in the style of the ’90s-era “got milk?” campaign. The North Salem native and head curator at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem may see it the other way—that the wolves got her.

As a child growing up in North ...

Gov. Cuomo Swears in State Sen. Harckham

January 8, 2019

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – In May, reports surfaced that Gov. Andrew Cuomo had lobbied his former staffer, Pete Harckham, to run for the 40th State Senate District against two-term incumbent, Terrence Murphy, a Republican from Yorktown.

Seven months later, Cuomo, a New Castle resident who happens to be one of Harckham’s most prominent constituents, administered the oath of office to his ...

Photos: ArtsALIVE! presents Encore Cabaret at John Jay High School

January 9, 2019

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Current John Jay High School students and alumni performed a selection of Broadway songs on Friday at the Encore Cabaret, an annual event presented by KLSD ArtsALIVE!, a high school arts booster club. The event was held in the John Jay High School Theater beginning at 7 p.m.

All photos were taken by Sarah Bussinger for The Katonah-Lewisboro Times.

Bedford Playhouse Hosts Mary Poppins Spelling Bee

BEDFORD, N.Y. – Bedford Playhouse put a few theatergoers to the test on Saturday, Dec. 22, prior to a screening of “Mary Poppins Returns.”

With free tickets on the line, the four spelling bee contestants were asked to spell “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” The word, a creation of the famous Sherman Brothers songwriting team, first appeared in the original ...

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A New Year's Resolution for Everyone

January 18, 2019

I long ago stopped making New Year’s resolutions, since I tend to break them so easily.

However, this year I am proposing one for myself and anyone else who has the courage to take the challenge. As often happens in my unusual life as an adoptive Border Collie parent, this resolution is born from a conversation Abby and I had during one of our cold, wet early morning walks.

Dodging ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, January 25

St. Matthew's Church, Bedford

Art Show: Bedford

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, January 26, 11:00 AM

Lewisboro Library, South Salem

College Admissions and Community Service

Education

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Sun, January 27, 1:00 PM

Katonah Village Library, Katonah

‘Those Dying Slowly of Illness’

Health & Wellness

Viva Italia!

Flipping through the channels the other night, I ended up watching Lidia Bastianich making meatballs on her Italian cooking show. Lidia’s homey recipes and thick Italian accent reminded me of the Italian side of my family.

When I was very young, my parents drove us from our home in Queens to visit relatives in Brooklyn once or twice a year. My mother’s paternal grandfather and a ...

Get on Board

The president of a house of worship in Connecticut told me that a congregant, well past retirement age, who said he had been a very successful marketing executive, stood up at its annual meeting to comment on the need for a better marketing plan to attract more members.

His remarks were not received well by the president. It had nothing to do with the merit of his ideas. “That’s ...

Clan of the Cave Cricket

I’m not an expert on insects, but one day as I was on my way down to the basement with a big basket of laundry, something jumped out from under the stairs that was definitely not one of our pets or my children. Being a calm, suburban mom who can take most things in stride, I naturally shrieked, stumbled, and hurled the basket of laundry down the stairs.

“Aaaahhhh!” I yelled ...

Year in review–2018 Part II

Already, really dumb things are happening in 2019, so I had better get through covering 2018. Here are the rest of the news items from last year that you swore you didn’t have anything to do with, and no one believed you.

ELON MUSK LAUNCHES TESLA INTO SPACE
When I first read this headline I assumed he launched his Tesla into a parking space, which seemed a bit of overkill, but Musk is ...