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Report: Explosive Device Found at George Soros' Katonah Home

October 23, 2018

KATONAH, N.Y. - The New York Times reported Monday that an explosive device was discovered in a mailbox at the Katonah home of George Soros, a billionaire philanthropist.

According to the report, an employee of the residence discovered the suspicious package around 3:45 p.m. After opening the package and seeing what appeared to be an explosive device inside, ...

‘Katonah Paranormal’ Investigates Inexplicable Events

KATONAH, N.Y. – It is not just during the Halloween season that Kathy O’Connell is looking out for spirits in our midst. The Katonah resident has been running a service called “Katonah Paranormal” for over 20 years “to help those with bodies and those without, to find peace.”

The self-described medium said that from a young age she knew she had certain gifts ...

‘No Labels’ Group Promotes Bipartisanship at Katonah Library

KATONAH, N.Y. – How would you feel if your son or daughter married someone from the opposite political party?

The answer to this question reveals much about the political discord that exists today in our country, said Ryan Clancy, chief strategist for No Labels, a national political organization that promotes bipartisanship.

According to national polling, a majority of Americans would ...

Photos: Katonah American Legion Clambake

KATONAH, N.Y. – Katonah American Legion Post 1575 hosted its annual clambake on Saturday, Sept. 15.

The veterans organization served up clams, steak, calamari, chicken, steamers, burgers, hot dogs, beer, wine, soda and more. There was also music and a 50/50 raffle.

‘Katonah Paranormal’ Investigates Inexplicable Events

October 22, 2018

KATONAH, N.Y. – It is not just during the Halloween season that Kathy O’Connell is looking out for spirits in our midst. The Katonah resident has been running a service called “Katonah Paranormal” for over 20 years “to help those with bodies and those without, to find peace.”

The self-described medium said that from a young age she knew she had certain gifts ...

Photos: Katonah American Legion Clambake

KATONAH, N.Y. – Katonah American Legion Post 1575 hosted its annual clambake on Saturday, Sept. 15.

The veterans organization served up clams, steak, calamari, chicken, steamers, burgers, hot dogs, beer, wine, soda and more. There was also music and a 50/50 raffle.

Waccabuc's William Donaldson, Former SEC Chair, Writes First Book

WACCABUC, N.Y. – Following a career that spans more than five decades, with high-ranking jobs in industries ranging from the public sector to Wall Street, William H. Donaldson knows a thing or two about leadership. So, when he decided to take the plunge and write a book, he knew that leadership was the subject he wanted to tackle.

“A lot of people would say to me, ...

Photos: First-Ever Vista Fall Fest

VISTA, N.Y. – The first-ever Vista Fall Fest was held at the Commons of Vista on Saturday, Oct. 6. There was a scavenger hunt (Weber Grill grand prize courtesy of Ring’s End), a WHUD Live Music Van, a Kid’s Corner (bouncy house, face painting, food and more), the Vista Fire Department with a truck, a Grace Farms meet and greet, information corners, product samplings, the Country ...

Quarter-Million-Dollar Grant Awarded to Fix Goldens Bridge Firehouse

October 12, 2018

GOLDENS BRIDGE, N.Y. – Efforts to rebuild the Goldens Bridge Firehouse, damaged by a fire in 2014, received a quarter-million-dollar boost from state Sen. Terrence Murphy, who presented firefighters with a New York State grant late last month. Murphy’s office said the money will fund a fire suppression sprinkler system, a concrete driveway pad, and a septic system, among other related ...

Lewisboro is Gaga for Ga-Ga

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – A prospective Eagle Scout has received positive feedback from the town after proposing a ga-ga pit for Lewisboro Town Park.

A variant of dodgeball, ga-ga is typically played in an octagonal or hexagonal fenced area. Players slap a ball with an open hand toward their opponents, either directly or off the fence. A player struck with the ball below the knee is out. Ga-ga ...

Bedford Battles Bumpy Road to Repair I-684

KATONAH, N.Y. – The state Department of Transportation is “actively exploring” funding options to resurface Interstate 684 in Katonah, a representative has told The Katonah-Lewisboro Times.

Elected officials, first responders and residents have all contacted the Department of Transportation (DOT) in the last several years, complaining of what they described as the ...

Report: Explosive Device Found at George Soros' Katonah Home

October 23, 2018

KATONAH, N.Y. - The New York Times reported Monday that an explosive device was discovered in a mailbox at the Katonah home of George Soros, a billionaire philanthropist.

According to the report, an employee of the residence discovered the suspicious package around 3:45 p.m. After opening the package and seeing what appeared to be an explosive device inside, ...

Lewisboro Woman Arrested in Road Rage Incident

BEDFORD, N.Y. – A 57-year-old Lewisboro woman was arrested Thursday, Oct. 4, for her alleged involvement in a road rage incident on I-684.

The woman is accused of throwing an “unknown metal object” at the vehicle of another driver around 3:15 p.m., according to New York State Police. The object struck the vehicle and damaged the windshield, police said.

The woman was ...

Quarter-Million-Dollar Grant Awarded to Fix Goldens Bridge Firehouse

GOLDENS BRIDGE, N.Y. – Efforts to rebuild the Goldens Bridge Firehouse, damaged by a fire in 2014, received a quarter-million-dollar boost from state Sen. Terrence Murphy, who presented firefighters with a New York State grant late last month. Murphy’s office said the money will fund a fire suppression sprinkler system, a concrete driveway pad, and a septic system, among other related ...

‘Katonah Paranormal’ Investigates Inexplicable Events

October 22, 2018

KATONAH, N.Y. – It is not just during the Halloween season that Kathy O’Connell is looking out for spirits in our midst. The Katonah resident has been running a service called “Katonah Paranormal” for over 20 years “to help those with bodies and those without, to find peace.”

The self-described medium said that from a young age she knew she had certain gifts ...

Photos: Katonah American Legion Clambake

KATONAH, N.Y. – Katonah American Legion Post 1575 hosted its annual clambake on Saturday, Sept. 15.

The veterans organization served up clams, steak, calamari, chicken, steamers, burgers, hot dogs, beer, wine, soda and more. There was also music and a 50/50 raffle.

Waccabuc's William Donaldson, Former SEC Chair, Writes First Book

WACCABUC, N.Y. – Following a career that spans more than five decades, with high-ranking jobs in industries ranging from the public sector to Wall Street, William H. Donaldson knows a thing or two about leadership. So, when he decided to take the plunge and write a book, he knew that leadership was the subject he wanted to tackle.

“A lot of people would say to me, ...

Photos: First-Ever Vista Fall Fest

VISTA, N.Y. – The first-ever Vista Fall Fest was held at the Commons of Vista on Saturday, Oct. 6. There was a scavenger hunt (Weber Grill grand prize courtesy of Ring’s End), a WHUD Live Music Van, a Kid’s Corner (bouncy house, face painting, food and more), the Vista Fire Department with a truck, a Grace Farms meet and greet, information corners, product samplings, the Country ...

‘No Labels’ Group Promotes Bipartisanship at Katonah Library

October 21, 2018

KATONAH, N.Y. – How would you feel if your son or daughter married someone from the opposite political party?

The answer to this question reveals much about the political discord that exists today in our country, said Ryan Clancy, chief strategist for No Labels, a national political organization that promotes bipartisanship.

According to national polling, a majority of Americans would ...

Waccabuc's William Donaldson, Former SEC Chair, Writes First Book

October 19, 2018

WACCABUC, N.Y. – Following a career that spans more than five decades, with high-ranking jobs in industries ranging from the public sector to Wall Street, William H. Donaldson knows a thing or two about leadership. So, when he decided to take the plunge and write a book, he knew that leadership was the subject he wanted to tackle.

“A lot of people would say to me, ...

John Jay Teen Jams with Buddy Guy on Stage at Ridgefield Playhouse

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. – Marcky DiGiacomo, a 15-year-old sophomore at John Jay High School, hadn’t been born yet in 2003, when legendary blues musician Buddy Guy was named by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of all time.

By that time, Guy had been playing professionally for more than 50 years. Now 82, Guy continues to tour regularly, including a Sept. 25 stop at the ...

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A Statement on Sexual Harassment

October 12, 2018

In the light of recent events occurring in our country, namely the approval toward confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States, I am compelled to speak up and speak out. I believe part of the reason I earned my position on our Town Board is because I promised I would do my part on a local level to not only protect our rights with vigilance, but to maintain and build ...

Road Trip, Part II

I always try to watch the last five minutes of the evening news. Unusual, “feel-good” stories are featured during the last segment on all three network news programs. The other night, the segment revealed that the U.S. government monitors nuclear testing activity around the world from an underground cavern in Eastern Tennessee. Tuckaleechee Caverns was one of the sightseeing stops I ...

Applauding a New Theater in New Paltz

People, people who need people, are the luckiest people in the world.

Imagine Barbara Streisand’s signature song, “People,” turned on its side.

Is it so much luck as it is necessity to need people? Things that are necessary can get the better of us. We mean well, sure, but we still can make questionable choices that come back to bite us. We can tear into, with feral ...

Like a Kid in a Candy Store

When my kids were little, I think the only person who got more excited about Halloween than them, was me.  The only issue was that Halloween was supposed to be for kids, not for their candy-lovin’ mamas who supposedly had the maturity of a more sophisticated palate that was better suited to dark chocolate truffles and lemon squares.  But the truth of the matter is, my palate never ...

An open hose open house

Last Saturday the Somers Volunteer Fire Department held an open house, where they invited residents to come over and take a closer look at what they do and how they do it. I brought the ever-furry Gidget-the-dog with me, to see if she might take to the lifestyle and consider becoming a firedog. Sometimes a firehouse has a Dalmatian with a lot of dots on it, and when you connect the dots it forms ...