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Katonah/Lewisboro Top Stories

July 3, 2022

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Nearly two decades ago, the Rooney family was looking for a new place to call home. Most important to them was a strong school district with an established special education program for their daughter, Kacie, who has Down syndrome. “We did our research and we really wanted to ...

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Being named salutatorian is quite an accomplishment. How were you able to achieve this? Was this something you were striving for? I always aimed to do the very best I could in school, with a lot of encouragement from my family and friends. I was not necessarily striving for salutatorian; it was ...

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Being named valedictorian is quite an accomplishment. How were you able to achieve this? Was this something you were striving for? While I never strove to be valedictorian, I always told myself that working hard and doing my best was most important and that if I did that, I would be content with ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - The John Jay High School Class of 2022 graduated on Tuesday, June 21, at Caramoor. Amanda Nicole Albert Dylan Q. Albert Javier Alicea-Kahn Allison Hannah Altholz Isaac Amdur Sabrina Amoriello Kristen Augustensen Carolina Agata Bal Luke Andrew Barcroft Logan ...

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LEWISBORO, N.Y. - A contentious public hearing took place during the Planning Board’s regular meeting on June 21, where residents voiced their displeasure at the process reviewing the proposed Silvermine Preserve housing development at Silvermine Drive and Lockwood Road.   “The decision to hold ...

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POUND RIDGE, N.Y. - A new Maple Sugaring Storybook Trail has opened at the Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.  The new trail winds through the sugarbush on Pell Hill. Kids can hop along as Fluffy, a rabbit, tells a story about maple sugaring. After walking the trail, they ...

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BEDFORD, N.Y. - Bedford is asking the state to pick up 80 percent of the cost of a controversial Huntville Road sidewalk.   The money is already in a grant requested by South Salem Democratic state Sen. Pete Harckham. The Town Board, at its June 21 meeting, formally voted to request allocation ...

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The Katonah Fire Department’s old Engine 116 has found a new home in the Dominican Republic thanks to Yankees pitcher Miguel Castro.  The 27-year-old relief pitcher bought the engine for an undisclosed price, according to reports. Castro then donated it to his hometown of Villa Hermosa.  In a ...

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Firefighters and EMTs were honored earlier this month at the Vista Fire Department’s annual inspection dinner at the firehouse.  • Firefighter Jose Rosa won the 2021-2022 Rookie of the Year award  • Foreman Elly Hersam won the 2021-2022 EMT of the Year award  • Foreman Brian Sferra won the ...

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KATONAH/LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- No matter which side you fall on, this week's U.S. Supreme Court decisions were monumental.  On Thursday, June 23, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that Americans have a right to carry guns in public for self defense. And today, Friday, June 24, the Supreme Court ...

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Members of the Bedford and Lewisboro communities gathered over the weekend to participate in the Juneteenth celebrations.  Lewisboro  Held at the Lewisboro Town Park, the event ran from noon to 4 p.m. and was organized by Cynthia Ryan, Teasha Stapleton, and Dawn Brown-Berenson of Equity for ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - Caroline Panzirer began playing lacrosse as a young girl, and the immersion served as a pretty good life curriculum.  “The game taught me how to deal with adversity, how to handle myself in pressure situations, and just generally how to be a good person,” said the graduating ...

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – White Plains resident Gary Lipson is looking to keep Chris Burdick from earning a second term in the New York State Assembly. Lipson, who filed to run in April, officially announced his candidacy earlier this month. According to biographical information provided by Lipson, ...

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LEWISBORO, N.Y. - The Lewisboro Town Board voted to accept two amendments to the town’s bylaws at its June 13 meeting. One raised the cap on tax exemptions for veterans in the town, while the other would change the speed limits on five roads administered by the state.  The amendment to Chapter ...

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BEFORD, N.Y. - For now, and likely a lot longer, marijuana merchants will not be setting up shop on Katonah Avenue or anywhere else in Bedford.  The Town Board backed away from thoughts of reversing its earlier rejection of the potentially lucrative local cannabis sales. And the board set no ...

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KATONAH-LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- You nurtured them for 18 years!  Share your family's accomplishments in our Special High School Graduation Pullout on June 30th. Tuesday, June 21, is the last day to send a message. Also, Let's Not Forget the 8th Graders are Movin' On Up! Moving up from middle ...

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GOLDENS BRIDGE, N.Y. – A new trail at the Kai Lon Preserve off Old Bedford Road has opened in Goldens Bridge. The trail was built by Jackson McGuire of Troop 1 Lewisboro for his Eagle Scout Project, alongside support from the Lewisboro Land Trust. “He’s had a wonderful experience working on this ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – Residents were fired up for the return of the Katonah Fire Department Parade and Carnival. The June 8 parade, which featured many community organizations and about two dozen neighboring departments, kicked off four days of rides and games behind the firehouse.

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - There may be no end in sight to the supply-chain issues affecting local communities, as wait times lengthen and rising prices strain municipal budgets.  Halston Media spoke to government department heads in its coverage area to see how they’re handling this ...

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Lewisboro  Lewisboro held its first in-person Memorial Day parade in two years on May 30. The parade included elected officials, town organizations, the local Girl and Boy Scout troops, as well as the local EMS and fire departments. The parade concluded with a service led by Town Supervisor Tony ...

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When the rainbow flag rose above Bedford town hall last Saturday, it symbolized for many not only LGBTQ pride, but also society’s growing acceptance of that once-shunned community.  Under a brilliant blue sky on a sunny June 4, some 50 people were on hand to witness Bedford’s third-annual ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - Students at John Jay Middle and High School participated in a walk-out to protest American gun laws on June 3. The protest was organized by eighth-grader Sophia Cheng.  “There were around 150 to 200 students who participated,” she said. “It really made me happy to see the ...

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ALBANY, N.Y. - Political pundits have compared the redrawing of the lines for congressional and state Senate districts in New York to a game of musical chairs.  Some candidates, such as Somers’ William Faulkner, might feel they are still waiting for the music to stop so they can truly sit ...

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Ian Rhodes, a John Jay High School junior and Boy Scout from Troop 154, was presented with a proclamation at the May 23 Lewisboro Town Board meeting for his Eagle Scout Service Project.   “Whereas Ian Rhodes based his Eagle Scout Project on addressing the needs of Stamford, Connecticut Taylor ...

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The Vista-Lewisboro Pack 101 Cub Scouts held their 2022 Pinewood Derby on May 14 at Onatru Pavilion.  “I think it was our best one yet,” said retiring Cubmaster Bill Bongiorno. “The creativity of Scouts and parents is incredible. We had everything from an arrow, to three tanks, to ...

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The June 13 Lewisboro Town Board meeting will be a busy one, with three public hearings scheduled.  On that date, the elected officials will welcome public comment on the Veterans Tax Exemption Cap, speed limits for five roads, and the New York Stretch Energy Code.  The hearing on the ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - John Jay junior Grant Vialardi just wants “to show that there are still people out there who appreciate veterans.”   Vialardi is working on Project Honor, a community service project he organized for Lewisboro’s Memorial Day festivities in which people were able to donate ...

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BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. – The Bedford Town Board will ask residents next week whether, on second thought, pot shops actually do belong here. Elected officials are reconsidering, as expected, their six-month-old decision to ban retail cannabis outlets anywhere in town. Allowing the shops had become a ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – The last time John Jay and Somers met, an offensive explosion had John Jay winning a 19-16 struggle. So, the Wolves had to expect the same when the fifth and second seeds squared off in the Section Finals on Friday, May 27. At the Torne Valley Sports Complex and under the threat ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - The Katonah-Bedford Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps has been named EMS Agency of the Year by the Westchester Regional Emergency Medical Services Council for outstanding continued service. Officers and members of the corps received the award on May 24. In addition to being ...

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