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Can Medicaid Take my Home and Life Savings?

October 19, 2018

On a regular basis, clients express their fear that if they ever go into a nursing home and/or need long-term care, the Medicaid program will take their home and life savings. 
While it is prudent to be concerned as to what will occur if you or a family member needs long-term care, Medicaid does not seize the Medicaid recipient’s home, its contents and his or her life savings upon ...

KATONAH, N.Y. – Katonah’s small-business community is bracing for the economic consequences of a county mandate to pay their employees when they’re out sick.

A new law, requiring all but the smallest establishments to provide paid sick leave, has the Chamber of Commerce “very worried” about its impact on the mom-and-pop boutiques that make up so much of Katonah ...

Lewisboro Chamber President Chuck Tator Is a Fixture of Local Business

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 a lifetime here in South Salem, he has seen his beloved ...

Carrying on a Legacy: Katonah Woman Takes over Late Husband’s Practice

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. “Here was a man who put his family first, but his clients were his family as ...

STEAM Lab Approved for Former Lewisboro Elementary School classroom

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 school board in 2014 due to declining enrollment.

MKR Lab (pronounced ...

5G Will Change Everything (Again)

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 using his hands akin to a maestro conducting a symphony. It was a technology ...

DeCicco’s to Close Cross River Location; Landlord Seeks Replacement

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 factor.

“DeCicco Family Markets has been proud and honored to operate in the ...

Waccabuc Resident Opens ‘Unwined’ Wine Bar/Restaurant

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 by the glass to choose from, and an event space for private and special events.

“When ...

Construction Begins on Country Childrens Center

VISTA, N.Y. – Construction has begun on Country Childrens Center, a new daycare center being developed in Vista. This new daycare facility is under the direction of Polly Peace, who has been the executive director of the Country Childrens Center for 31 years. During her tenure, she has opened five sites for the care of infants, toddlers and pre-school aged children. Those centers are ...

Katonah Chamber Aims to Strengthen Ties Between Business and Community

KATONAH, N.Y. – After rolling out a new website and a slogan that reads “Connecting Commerce with Community,” Alan Eifert began to feel new energy and enthusiasm building at the Katonah Chamber of Commerce. The co-president, who has been involved with the chamber for more than seven years and has held a leadership role for the last five, is proud of the burgeoning interest ...


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