Katonah/Lewisboro News

September 20, 2018

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – As proprietor of the oldest business in Lewisboro, it is fitting that Chuck Tator serves as president of the town’s Chamber of Commerce. He should know a thing or two about commerce in the area—his family has been running Tator’s Garage (formerly Tator’s Dodge) since 1908—and over ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – Fifth-grade students at Katonah Elementary School washed dozens of cars on Saturday to raise money for the school’s Parent-Teacher Organization. Money raised from the car wash will fund school trips.

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KATONAH, N.Y. - The annual Bedford Volunteer Fair was held Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Katonah Village Library. There was a sampling of volunteer organizations from Bedford and the surrounding area that had representatives on hand to answer questions: the Wolf Conservation Center, Katonah Volunteer ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - Ann Moore, a member of the Women’s Civic Club of Katonah, has something in common with the club to which she belongs: They’re both 100 years old. The club celebrated Moore’s 100th birthday at its meeting on Thursday, Sept. 6.

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – He was once the youngest mayor in the United States and is currently the Dutchess County executive. And for his next trick, Marc Molinaro, a Republican, would like to be governor of New York. Molinaro knows he’s the underdog—in the last 40 years, there has only been one ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Peter Harckham (D-South Salem) will challenge incumbent state Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) in November's general election after defeating Robert Kesten (D-South Salem) in yesterday's Democratic Party primary, according to unofficial election results. More than 21,000 ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – Michael McAnaw built his reputation as an Edward Jones financial advisor around being a family man. “The first thing that was really touching to hear, he never started a conversation without talking about his daughters and me,” said his wife, Judi McAnaw, a Katonah resident.

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – The South Salem community is in mourning the death of Dr. Charles “Chip” Andrus, 51, the popular pastor at South Salem Presbyterian Church. “He was a Renaissance man,” said friend Sue Vales, the owner of Horse and Hound, where the bearded, bandana-clad pastor was often found ...

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KATONAH/LEWISBORO, N.Y. – Classes began Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Katonah-Lewisboro schools, and we asked parents to send us first-day photos of their students. Send additional captioned “first day of school” photos (names, grade) to KLT@halstonmedia.com.

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – More than 100 runners participated Monday morning in the first-ever Labor Day Church Tavern Challenge. The 5K, 10K and family fun run races were organized by Lewisboro’s St. John’s Parish and presented by Domino Sugar. The Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps and Lewisboro ...

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LEWISBORO, N.Y. – Access Nature, a Lewisboro Land Trust program that brings the benefits of nature to disabled and disadvantaged populations, has added two local professionals to its advisory board. Krista Munger is an educator in the field of science. She began her work on land preservation in ...

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LEWISBORO, N.Y. – Seven mailboxes and a street sign were either pulled from the ground or destroyed in Goldens Bridge on Friday, Aug. 17, according to the Lewisboro Police Department. The incidents took place on Manor Drive and Deertrack Lane. Many of the mailboxes and posts were pulled from the ...

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BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. - Bedford’s master plan, the document that guides planning in town, needs a refresher, Planning Director Jeff Osterman told the Town Board last week. The plan was last updated in 2003, but, Osterman said, there have been several substantial changes to the town, especially in ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – A 965-square-foot classroom in the former Lewisboro Elementary School will be converted into a “maker space” for STEAM learning following a unanimous approval by the Planning Board at its Aug. 14 meeting. The school, located on Bouton Road in South Salem, was shuttered by the ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – Last year, the town of Bedford was sued for discrimination over its long-standing practice of giving its first responders, employees and residents the first chance to apply for middle-income housing whenever it became available. Two civil rights organizations claimed the ...

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GOLDENS BRIDGE, N.Y. – There’s a brand new trail in Old Goldens Bridge ready for walking. The trailhead is directly across from the driveway to the train station parking lot. Enter there and look for the map on the kiosk. Individual maps are also available in the map holder. Follow the trail ...

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BEDFORD, N.Y. – Bedford residents dreading visits from door-to-door commercial solicitors no longer have to hide behind a couch, ignore repeated knocks, or politely decline an unwanted sales pitch. A newly created Do Not Knock Registry will allow homeowners to opt out of this type of commercial ...

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NEW YORK – Matthew Saravay, president and CEO of Wizard Studios, was inducted into the International Live Events Association New York’s Hall of Legends during a recognition ceremony on June 19 at the Wyndham New Yorker hotel. Saravay, a Katonah resident, has experience in event production, ...

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ELMSFORD, N.Y. – Scott Vaccaro’s boundless creativity when it comes to making beer is matched only by his customer’s thirst for it. The Captain Lawrence Brewing Company founder wasn’t old enough to drink when he decided to pursue a career in beer-making more than 20 years ago. A South Salem ...

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If you saw the 2002 film, “Minority Report,” you’ll probably remember the scene when chief John Anderton, played by Tom Cruise, donned hi-tech gloves which allowed him to manipulate large amounts of data on a huge holographic display. Photos and videos streamed instantly as he flipped through them ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – The rain came down hard, then let up around Katonah late Saturday afternoon, setting the stage for the town’s fifth Gallery Stroll, a collaboration between Katonah’s community of galleries, artists and musicians. The strolls began in April, with four galleries participating, and ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – DeCicco Family Markets has made the “heart-wrenching” decision to close its Cross River location, co-owner Christina DeCicco told The Katonah-Lewisboro Times. The store’s final day will be Sept. 1. She said that a proposed rent increase was a major contributing ...

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BALDWIN PLACE, N.Y. – Stephanie Small of Waccabuc and Brian Moss of Somers opened Unwined Wine Bar & Kitchen in Baldwin Place earlier this summer. The pair, who also opened Uncorked Wine & Spirits next door to Unwined three years ago, teamed up to create Unwined, which has over 30 wines ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – A policy that would prevent teachers and coaches from being hired by parents to provide one-on-one tutoring to their students during the school year is being considered by the Katonah-Lewisboro Board of Education. The “Tutoring Policy,” drafted from scratch by the district’s ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - The South Salem Fire Department Carnival returned for four nights between Aug. 8 and Aug. 11, beginning with a parade down Route 35. The carnival, held behind the firehouse, featured food, games, rides and raffles. All photos were taken by Deena Bell for The ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Allison Oestreicher has been a standout goalkeeper at John Jay High School. After a shoulder injury in eighth grade, she came back in a big way, making the varsity team as a freshman and committing to play soccer at the University of Vermont before her junior year. As she enters ...

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MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. – Since 1940, Westchester and Putnam residents have been finding their way to Camp Nabby (many summer after summer) in Mohegan Lake. Now, 78 years later, Nabby is bigger and better than ever, thanks to the continuing efforts of the Bertino family, which took over operation of ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – When an author gets a front-cover endorsement by the likes of James Patterson, it can certainly provide a real boost of confidence. Katonah’s Michael Balkind, a mystery writer who weaves in themes of sports and intrigue into his novels, scored Patterson’s words of praise on his ...

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BEDFORD, N.Y. – Out of more than 100 applicants, the Bedford Playhouse has hired Nicole Gardner to lead the new-look arts and entertainment center. Gardner, who has more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment and non-profit industries, became the non-profit organization’s first-ever ...

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Editor's Note: Read our previous interview with Robert Kesten here. SOMERS, N.Y. – For eight months, it appeared to be a two-man race for 40th New York State Senate District, as Democratic challenger Robert Kesten announced in September that he would challenge two-term incumbent Sen. Terrence ...

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