Katonah/Lewisboro Top Stories

February 12, 2019

KATONAH, N.Y. – With a degree in psychology from Brown University, a double master’s in counseling psychology from Columbia, plus years of experience treating a plentitude of psychological disorders, A.F. Brady began to create a rich cast of characters for her suspenseful thrillers—the second of ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – The Katonah Chamber of Commerce hosted its 10th annual Chili Tasting at the Katonah Village Library on Friday, Feb. 1. More than a dozen chefs competed for the coveted title of Katonah’s Best Tasting Chili, which was decided by those in attendance. Beer and wine was ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – For Abigail Wilson, John Jay High School senior and stage manager, managing the chaos of live theater is where she thrives. Born in Denver, Wilson moved to Mount Vernon at age 1. In fourth grade, she moved to South Salem, where she attended Lewisboro Elementary and John Jay ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – Thomas Herzog, an educator, a former town supervisor and one of Lewisboro’s most-dedicated community servants, died Sunday, Jan. 27, at the age of 83. Throughout his lifetime in Lewisboro, Tom Herzog, as he was better known, accepted many opportunities to serve. According to ...

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BEDFORD, N.Y. – The impact of Con Edison’s abrupt freeze on new applications for natural gas service was expected to vary widely throughout Westchester, with the major blow likely to be felt in the county’s southern cities. Government officials were still scrambling this week to assess the scope ...

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School days for Katonah-Lewisboro middle school students would start at least a half-hour later under classroom-schedule revisions being considered by the Board of Education. Addressing concerns that the middle school students—youngsters about 11 to 13 years of age—are not getting enough rest, ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – Christopher Castellon, a prospective Eagle Scout with Vista Troop 101, is proposing to build a lean-to at Onatru Farm Park. This 8-by-12-foot wooden structure would be built on the western side of Elmwood Road, Castellon explained at the Jan. 15 meeting. The Adirondack-style ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – A new grocery store is set to open in the Orchard Square Shopping Center around Memorial Day, a representative of the shopping center confirmed to The Katonah-Lewisboro Times. Green Way Markets will sell organic and prepared food items, said Adam Brodsky, director of ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – Bedford resident Glenn Close, who three weeks ago was awarded Best Actress at the Golden Globes for her performance in “The Wife,” spent her holiday season giving back to a Katonah organization and some of the families it serves. Rather than exchange gifts this year, Close and ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – Planning Board members have scheduled an extra meeting for Thursday, Jan. 24, to review a 42-unit affordable housing complex as they attempt to decide the project’s fate by their self-imposed Feb. 26 deadline. At the Dec. 18 meeting, member Greg LaSorsa identified several ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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VISTA, N.Y. – On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Vista-Lewisboro Boy Scouts Troop 101 held its biannual Court of Honor at the Vista Firehouse. There, Scouts were awarded new badges earned this past summer during Scout camps at Read Boy Scout Camp in upstate New York. Scoutmaster Retires In his last ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – For many people, a new year brings renewed efforts to better one’s self. Be it eating less, giving up drugs or drinking, or kicking a retail addiction, the most widely-used form of rehabilitation is 12-Step programs, which have been adopted by more than 650 groups around the ...

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Editor's Note: This story was updated at 2:07 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, with additional information. GOLDENS BRIDGE, N.Y. – Two New York City fishermen succumbed to the Muscoot Reservoir’s frigid waters after their boat capsized some time between New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, according to New ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – For John Jay High School senior Emily Knowlton, helping others is always forefront in her mind. It’s this strong commitment to giving back that guides a large part of her daily activities in school, her community, and far beyond the borders of Westchester County. Knowlton was ...

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BEDFORD, N.Y. – After appeals by residents, studies by engineers and coordinated actions by two towns, signs will soon command traffic entering the intersection of Mount Holly Road and Mount Holly Road East from any direction to come to a full stop. The bucolic “T” intersection of the two roads ...

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BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. – The Bedford Police Department has returned home. After about two years of working out of a small space in town offices next door, the department’s 53 employees have moved into their newly renovated headquarters that cost the town more than $8 million to complete. Chief ...

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KATONAH-LEWISBORO, N.Y. – Another momentous year has ended in Katonah and Lewisboro, and it is time to reminisce and recap the most noteworthy stories. Being a memorable story, of course, does not guarantee it was a joyous occasion. Some stories, indeed, fall into that category, but for every ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – In an increasingly digital world, recognizing the value of the public library and connecting with its patrons is what continues to drive Stephanie Hartwell-Mandella. Formerly the head of Children and Youth Services at the Katonah Village Library, Hartwell-Mandella thoughtfully ...

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LEWISBORO, N.Y. – Celebrate the New Year in Lewisboro on Jan. 1 with a full-slate of (mostly free) events throughout town. The fifth-annual First Day Celebration, which runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., is sponsored by the Lewisboro Parks &↔Recreation Department. For more information on up-to-date ...

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GOLDENS BRIDGE, N.Y. - Kids and their families enjoyed a magic show, face-painting, cookie decorating, food and refreshments, goodie bags, raffle prizes, fire truck rides, and, of course, a visit with Santa Claus at the annual Children’s Holiday Party hosted by the Goldens Bridge Fire Department on ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – Under pressure from the federal government, the Lewisboro Town Board last week voted to adopt a “model ordinance” governing affordable housing in town. The ordinance was given the green light at the board’s Dec. 10 meeting, weeks after federal housing monitor Stephen Robinson ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – Vaping is on the rise among American high school students, a study by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found. According to the study, 20.8 percent of high school students and 4.9 percent of middle school students use some form of what the federal government is calling ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. – The 1998 disappearance of a Lewisboro man is still being investigated by New York State Police in Somers. Ralph A. Coppola, 41 at the time of his disappearance, was last seen on Sept. 9, 1998, on Stillwell Avenue in the Bronx by a longtime friend. He was wearing a tan sweater ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - The Katonah Village Library hosted a Festive Winter Concert on Sunday, Dec. 2, featuring a trio of local artists: Sylvia Russakoff on piano, Eric Stand on flute, and John Lissauer on clarinet. The program featured compositions by Bloch, Mozart, Rutter, Aubin, Rabaud, Debussy, and ...

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