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February 13, 2019

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - John Jay senior Charlie Murphy is a team captain and point guard on the varsity boys basketball team. He scored a career-high 31 points in a big road win over rival Somers on Feb. 1. How old were you when you started playing basketball and how did you get started? I started ...

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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. – The John Jay High School Performing Arts Department recently wrapped up its Winter Concert Series. The four-part series held at John Jay High School featured a Music Technology and Choral Concert on Jan. 10; a Band Concert on Jan. 14; an Orchestra Concert on Jan. 16; and a Jazz ...

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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. - The Katonah Women’s Civic Club hosted its fashion show on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Memorial House. The show was run by Women’s Club members Corinne Repp and Jean Goldsmith. Members served as the models and all of the clothes came from the Women’s Club thrift store, located at 71 ...

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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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KATONAH, N.Y. – Drivers can’t see a stop sign recently installed to bring Mount Holly Road’s southbound traffic to a halt at Mount Holly Road East, a nearby Katonah resident complains. Francis McInerney, whose home overlooks the “T” intersection, said the sign was “placed behind a tree so...it ...

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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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Greetings, thirsty readers! To recap: this column is about interesting and flavorful beer and related fun which is an intentionally broad topic—limitless, one might say.  Let’s continue the journey. Happy Brew Year! (Sorry. I had to do it). I hope the holidays treated you well and you found ...

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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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Think about the school your children currently attend. Are you happy with it? Are your kids learning and growing in ways that make you proud? If so, sign them up again for next year, and tell your friends about how great your school is. But if you want to learn more about different options ...

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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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BEDFORD, N.Y. – Bedford Playhouse put a few theatergoers to the test on Saturday, Dec. 22, prior to a screening of “Mary Poppins Returns.” With free tickets on the line, the four spelling bee contestants were asked to spell “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” The word, a creation of the famous ...

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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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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Another momentous year in Yorktown has ended, 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 hopeful and inspiring ...

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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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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - The John Jay High School Performing Arts Department will begin the new year with its annual Winter Concert Series. Each student performance takes place at the John Jay High School Auditorium, 60 North Salem Road, Cross River. All shows begin at 7 p.m. and are open to the public, ...

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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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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. –According to the New York State Police, the following businesses denied an underage operative attempts to purchase alcohol in December: Somers • 7-Eleven, 112 Route 100 • Route 100 Market, 291 Route 100 • Somers Wine & Spirits, 325 Route 100 • Valben Heritage ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – Longtime fans of Jill Sobule, the Denver-born singer, songwriter and storyteller, were delighted by a free concert at the Katonah Village Library on Friday, Aug. 24. Librarian Michael Robin, a long-time acquaintance of Sobule’s, had the idea for the concert, sponsored by the ...

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