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Mailing of School Ballots Delayed in Some Towns

June 3, 2020

Hearing from constituents fearful that mail-in ballots may not arrive in time for voting on Tuesday, June 9, a state legislator is seeking to push school district and library elections back a week to Tuesday, June 16.

Sen. Pete Harckham explained Tuesday, June 2, that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted “a number of civic functions this spring, including school elections and ...

Swimming Season Postponed in Pandemic

Although town pools in Katonah and Lewisboro were dry over the Memorial Day weekend, officials hope they make a big splash in time to mark the Fourth of July.

But it’s also possible they’ll remain dry all summer.

County permits, required to open the popular facilities, have been stalled by a statewide coronavirus-related lockdown. But, with a ban on state beaches lifted to ...

Vote on Budget, Trustees Due by June 9

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - In a year that has seen the norms of education upended everywhere, residents of Katonah, Lewisboro and parts of North Salem and Pound Ridge will cast votes in a different way this year to decide the future of their schools.

The Katonah-Lewisboro School District hoped to mail ballots and postage-paid return envelopes last week to some 14,000 residents. Their votes must be in ...

Cocktails in Quarantine: Mobile Bar Delivers Libations to Essential Employees

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - It’s a twist on an old saying, but when life hands you limes, make margaritas.

Making events special. Enjoying others enjoying the perfectly concocted cocktail. Those are two big things—other than his growing family—that Andrew Tapia says he’s passionate about.

But what is an adult beverage catering consultant to do when the plug has ...

Katonah Man’s History Will Be Documented in Holocaust Museum

KATONAH N.Y. - Seventy-five years ago, Marc Spieler’s immigrant father was an American GI in Europe, fighting the evil his family had fled and apparently helping to liberate the infamous Dachau concentration camp.

Now, Marc Spieler is working from his Katonah home to document the uncommon role Arthur Spieler played in World War II.

Much of the story had been left untold by his ...

Lawmakers Push for Investigation Into Nursing Home Deaths

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne is among a growing number of lawmakers who are demanding answers about the way the state has handled the coronavirus outbreak in nursing homes.

In a statement released Monday, May 11, members of the state Assembly’s Minority Conference called on the Legislature to convene a public hearing “to review and investigate New York’s policies, decisions and ...

KLSD Announces Graduation Plans

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - John Jay High School Principal Steven Siciliano announced Monday, May 18, that the Class of 2020 Commencement will take place in the expansive parking lot of the Jefferson Valley Mall in Yorktown Heights.

The ceremony will follow the drive-in movie concept that's popular this spring because it builds in social distance. Guests will enjoy a large screen presentation ...

Muscoot Farmers Market Will Open with Restrictions

KATONAH, N.Y. - By the reopening of the popular weekly market at Muscoot Farm this Sunday, May 17, the county hopes to give pandemic-weary residents the chance to get some fresh air and sunshine while safely supporting the hardworking folks who produce their food.

Although outdoor spaces at many county parks—including Muscoot on Route 100 and Lasdon Park in Somers—have remained ...

Coloring Pages

Dear parents: Take a photo of your child holding up their finished work of art and email it to weinberger@halstonmedia.com with their name, age and town for possible future publication. You can print out the coloring pages here by clicking here. The coloring pages were drawn by North Salem resident Nina Bertolino. 

Real Estate Industry Adapts to Pandemic

Real estate agents who normally look to spring for a boost in home listings have turned to technology for a new way to sell houses and list properties in the face a pandemic that put the state, and their profits, on pause. 

“In March we were doing tremendously well just as an industry. Our numbers were up, our pending properties that were in contract and properties that we’re ...

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Virtual Presentation: Planning For Pandemics and Beyond at Somers Library

May 27, 2020

Join us for an informative webinar for top lessons learned around proactive strategies to take, and key documents to have in place for life's expected - and unexpected events.

Speakers:
Lauren Enea, Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorney, Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP
Judi McAnaw, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

June 2, 2020 12:30 – 2:00 PM The Somers Library To register ...