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DeCicco & Sons Opens in Bedford

April 8, 2022

BEDFORD, N.Y. – Grocery store chain DeCicco & Sons opened a new location in Bedford on Friday, March 25.

The chain, which now has nine locations in Westchester and one in Putnam, began in 1973 with a small storefront in the Bronx.

John DeCicco, the CEO of DeCicco & Sons, said that the Bedford location had been in the works for 10 years. It’s filling the space left vacant ...

Rooftop Bar Operated by Farmer & the Fish Approved for Katonah Avenue

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. – The owners of Farmer & the Fish have teamed up with a local couple to bring a restaurant and rooftop bar to Katonah Avenue.

The restaurant, which is slated to occupy the Old Firehouse Building, was approved last week by Bedford’s Planning Board. The rooftop bar and lounge was also granted a variance in December by the Zoning Board.

With those regulatory ...

Café/Yoga Studio Proposed for Cross River

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – Two Lewisboro business owners have big ambitions for their newest project.

John Swertfager and Skaz Gecaj, who own Apex Fitness in Cross River’s Orchard Square shopping center, are looking to build a café/yoga studio across the street on the corner of Route 35 and North Salem Road. The entrepreneurs envision the Boro Café as a “community ...

Sen. Harckham Touches on Tough Topics During Podcast

KATONAH, N.Y.  Host Brett Freeman was joined by New York State Sen. Pete Harckham of the 40th Senate district in this week's episode of Hudson Valley Uncensored. 

You can listen to it by clicking HERE. 

The senator answered questions on topics ranging from bail reform to his bill on ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units) to redistricting.

Joining Freeman in asking ...


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Jan 9, 1939 - Mar 6, 2022
John (“Unc”) Kinnally passed away on March 6 at home surrounded by his family and in ...
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Jul 1, 1958 - Feb 21, 2022
Denise Marie Martabano Lupia (nee Edman) of Winter Park, Fla., passed away peacefully with a smile ...
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Apr 11, 1960 - Jan 30, 2022
Michael Trapasso of South Salem passed away peacefully at home on Jan. 30, at the age of 61. Mike ...
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Endorsing the Incumbents

May 15, 2022

We are writing in support of the Katonah-Lewisboro School District’s budget and to endorse Rory Burke, Elizabeth Gereghty, and Julia Hadlock for reelection to the Board of Education.

These three incumbents skillfully and responsibly led the district safely through the pandemic with a focus on maintaining the highest educational standards for all students in the district under the most ...

Descriptive Phrases

Remember when people used to speak more eloquently? Books and plays and your average grandmother used descriptive phrases to paint a picture with words.

Our basic language skills have been eroding over the last several years. Texting and email and social media have accelerated the deterioration of the written word. People are so busy, busy, busy multi-tasking that they prefer to use acronyms, ...

Missing Teeth

Years back, I was lamenting the number of empty storefronts in our hamlets to my friend and former Bedford Supervisor Lee Roberts. She responded — “missing teeth.” Those empty storefronts always reminded her of missing teeth. That term is always ringing around in my head when I notice vacant storefronts in town.

The catchphrase “hamlet vitality” is the new ...

She Sat Down Beside Me

It was the early 1960s, and I had just gotten my first job as a kindergarten teacher in Providence, R.I. Two days before the opening of school that fall, a meeting was held for all new teachers. It commenced in the auditorium of the largest high school in the city. There were at least 60 to 70 people attending — all new teachers I assumed. Many were graduates of the local R.I. College of ...

Tales of Ties and Tails

That headline-grabbing, delinquent supply chain has now wormed its wayward way into graduation ceremonies, of all things. In some cases, cases of caps and gowns and hoods (those sash-ish affairs that denote academic degree) are backlogged in production or in transit, leaving schools to scramble to ensure their alumni-in-waiting are decorously adorned, as tradition dictates.

Shortages of sashes ...

Your Next Chapter: Estate Planning Considerations for the Newly Retired

Congratulations on your retirement!

Like many, you probably have a bucket list of things you would like to accomplish such as travel the world, spend more time with your grandkids and take up a new hobby. While these are all excellent ambitions, the milestone of retirement is also a good time to ensure your finances, beneficiary designations, estate planning, and long-term care strategy are in ...

Lewisboro Playground Improvement Project Announces Ginnel Real Estate as the Presenting Sponsor of Lewisboro Food Truck Fridays

May 19, 2022

Lewisboro, New York, May 16, 2022--The Lewisboro Town Park Playground Improvement Project today announced that the Cheryl Neuburger Team of Ginnel Real Estate, will be the presenting sponsor of Lewisboro Town Park’s Food Truck Fridays. The community food truck events started as a fundraiser to support the Lewisboro Playground Improvement Project’s plan to rebuild the Lewisboro Town ...

'Two Minutes with TAPinto' Features South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — This month's "Two Minutes with TAPinto" features TAPinto South Plainfield publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen.

When she started TAPinto South Plainfield, she worked full time as Regional Manager/Business Development for a bank. It became so successful that she was able to leave her banking career to focus on TAPinto full-time.

"I say this to all ...

Drawing the Line Between News and Content Marketing is Key to Publisher Credibility and Success

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Publishers invest significant time and financial resources in building their audience. No one has the right to have their content placed in front of the audience you’ve built. Public relations firms and others say their content is newsworthy and they get paid a lot of money to try to make that case to publishers every day.

Drawing the line between news and ...

TAPinto CEO Michael Shapiro Discusses Local Marketing in a Digital World

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro was a recent guest on Sergeant Marketing's Milestone Mindset Live speaking about Local Marketing in a Digital World. The series helps viewers attract and retain clients and donors.

Shapiro and host Nancy Sergeant talked about a number of topics, including the value of local marketing in the post-pandemic economy, how ...

TAPinto Publisher Bobbie Peer Receives Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to Women Award

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Bobbie Peer is a business owner, a networker, a marketer and a survivor.

"I am a single mother and I made it," Peer said. "I work hard, I'm passionate about what I do and I form relationships. I am a success."

Peer, the publisher of five TAPinto sites, recently received a Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Tribute to ...