Katonah/Lewisboro News

November 15, 2018

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – At its Nov. 5 meeting, the Lewisboro Town Board had its first chance to break down Supervisor Peter Parsons’ tentative budget, which proposes to raise taxes by 6.4 percent, or $272,351 in excess of the state’s cap on property taxes. Prior to the hour-long budget discussion, ...

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BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. – An experimental effort to slow down speeding drivers on 30-mph Cherry Street has proved successful enough to warrant permanent status, the Bedford Town Board agreed last week. In separate votes, the board decided to remove three rubber “speed tables” (though signs on the ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – It is a startup story that one could easily imagine on an episode of “Shark Tank.” A telegenic mother-daughter team who came up with an original idea for a fashion item and took the concept all the way from sketches to a manufacturer—and now have a debut collection for their ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – The Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem has acquired an adjacent Buck Run parcel in its continuing efforts to expand the center’s services. Already in the works was a new educational center that would be built on property at 3 Buck Run. With the latest acquisition, of 1 ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – A Bronx native now living in Katonah, Mark Katz is a musician, philanthropist, and corporate executive—with more than enough humility and humor to balance out all his talent and hard work. When discussing his passion for music, Katz emphasizes, “Music is spirit.” He believes, ...

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LEWISBORO, N.Y. - Shantala DuGay-Iyengar, a Lewisboro resident since 2013, has been named the new children’s outdoor coordinator of the Lewisboro Land Trust. She relocated to the hamlet of Vista from Manhattan with her husband, son, and Doberman in search of space and nature. Having lived in ...

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GOLDENS BRIDGE, N.Y. – The annual Community Day event organized by the Goldens Bridge Fire Department featured a lineup of demonstrations, fun crafts, and interactive activities. At the event, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the firehouse on Route 138, firefighters showcased a ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – After weeks of preparation, John Jay High School students are excited to put a fresh spin on a 74-year-old Pulitzer Prize-winning play. “Harvey,” with performances Thursday (7 p.m.), Friday (7 p.m.) and Saturday (1 and 7 p.m.), tells the zany tale of Elwood P. Dowd, his ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Westchester County carried Pete Harckham (D-South Salem) to victory Tuesday night in the 40th State Senate District race over two-term incumbent Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown). Murphy topped Harckham by 8,049 votes in Dutchess and Putnam counties, but was bested by 10,170 ...

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Assemblyman David Buchwald, a Democrat, defeated challenger Republican John Nuculovic to keep his seat in Assembly District 93, according to unofficial election results from the Westchester County Board of Elections.  As of 11 p.m. Nov. 6, with 54 of 116 districts reporting, Buchwald had 69 ...

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The fifth time was the charm. John Jay High football coach Jimmy Clark had brought the Indians to the sectional championship game four times, and each time went home without a win. But behind an all-world performance from one of the best quarterbacks Section 1 has ever seen—and the player ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - As a child, John Jay High School senior Heather Sherr always had a natural curiosity towards science, especially in the area of biology. This natural curiosity would eventually lead Sherr to embark on cutting-edge medical research that could one day improve the lives of millions ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - What grades did John Jay High School seniors give their teachers? In a poll of 147 seniors from the Class of 2018, most gave their district passing grades, with 84 percent saying they felt they were getting a good education in the Katonah-Lewisboro School District. The ...

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BEDFORD, N.Y. – Installing sewers in downtown Katonah could be a reality—and be underway—by this time next year. But the town promises to minimize potential obstacles to holiday shopping. Any construction in the business district will stop in November and December, Supervisor Chris Burdick told ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Bedford and Lewisboro voters will go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 6, to vote on a number of state and federal posts. There are competitive races for governor, attorney general, comptroller, state Senate, state Assembly, Senate, Congress, and state Supreme Court justice. Here are ...

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What are some issues facing the 40th Senate District right now? Key issues include reforming health care, holding utility companies accountable, protecting our drinking water supply and the Hudson River, curbing substance and opioids abuse, and investing in renewable energy. In my first 30 days ...

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What are some issues facing the 40th Senate District right now? The most difficult issues are the heroin and opioid crisis, the closing of Indian Point, and the loss of the SALT deduction for state and local taxes. Additionally, we must continue to stand up for victims of sexual and domestic ...

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KATONAH-LEWISBORO, N.Y. - A significant number of Northern Westchester homeowners spend a considerable amount of their time in New York City, which is often where they live and work. Come the weekend, they escape northward to enjoy life at their home in the country. But owning a home in which ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - John Jay High School was locked down at around 3:16 p.m. Thursday, but it appears to be inadvertent, police and school officials said. "It was an inadvertent triggering of the system," Superintendent Andrew Selesnick wrote in an email. "Once the system was triggered, all the ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - Hundreds of costumed families and their pets marched down Katonah Avenue on Saturday during the Katonah Village Improvement Society’s annual Halloween parade. After the parade, they were treated to donuts, cider and live music. All photos were taken by Sarah Bussinger for The ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – Neighbors of Lukoil gas station on Route 123 are skeptical that a proposed car wash will have no adverse environmental impacts on the community. In fact, they say, the car wash will only exacerbate problems at a troublesome water treatment facility. At the Oct. 16 meeting of ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - A 30-year-old South Salem man was pulled over for speeding Tuesday on West Road, but that was only the beginning of his problems. During the traffic stop, Police Officer Andrew Llewellyn smelled a "fresh odor of marijuana" coming from the car. After being asked to exit the ...

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UPDATE< 10:53 a.m., Nov. 1: Bedford has been switched back to its primary water supply, the Delaware Aqueduct. BEDFORD, N.Y. - Residents need not worry about any health hazards if their water is browner than usual, the Department of Public Works said Tuesday in an email to residents. On ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – To get from her hometown in Bergamo, Italy, to her host family in Katonah, Laura Giudici traveled some 4,000 miles. Since arriving here, she’s spent a lot of time preparing to travel 26.2 more. On Sunday, Nov. 4, Giudici will join 24 team members in running the New York City ...

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Editor's Note: The print version of this article contained multiple inaccuracies in regard to people's titles. We regret the errors. SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - The South Salem Fire Department hoped to raise awareness of its operations and inspire a new generation of volunteer first responders with its ...

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CROSS RIVER, NY — On a John Jay-Cross River team loaded with talent, Ana Dorta, with 20 goals, has been the Indians’ leading scorer this season while Erin Walsh’s 16 make her a close second. Both girls have been on fire this year, Coach David Nuttall said. Second-seeded John Jay was able to ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. – Voters in Assembly District 93 will have a choice on Nov. 6 between the incumbent Democrat Assemblyman David Buchwald and Republican John Nuculovic. Buchwald was elected to the Assembly in 2012. He and his wife, Lara, have two children and live in White Plains. Nuculovic ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – A stretch of I-684 in Katonah closed for more than 15 hours Sunday after a pickup truck crashed into and severely damaged an exit sign structure near Route 35. Traffic was halted and the truck remained in place because the sign, which spans three southbound lanes, was in danger ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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