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July 1, 2022

LEWISBORO, N.Y. - A contentious public hearing took place during the Planning Board’s regular meeting on June 21, where residents voiced their displeasure at the process reviewing the proposed Silvermine Preserve housing development at Silvermine Drive and Lockwood Road.   “The decision to hold ...

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POUND RIDGE, N.Y. - A new Maple Sugaring Storybook Trail has opened at the Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.  The new trail winds through the sugarbush on Pell Hill. Kids can hop along as Fluffy, a rabbit, tells a story about maple sugaring. After walking the trail, they ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – The Westchester Land Trust’s move to protect historic Ryder Farm is being hailed by local officials as a win for the environment. “I’m very excited. I’ve been hoping this would happen for years,” said North Salem Supervisor Warren Lucas last week. Preserving the farm on ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - Matthew Del Negro knows what it’s like to face rejection. The “City on a Hill” and “The Sopranos” actor, who grew up in Pound Ridge and lives in Long Beach, wants to help others face their rejections and come out on top with his new book “10,000 Nos.”   “I started this podcast ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - About 80 people joined Lewisboro Land Trust at Birdstone Farm in Cross River on Friday, June 17, for their first community picnic, which included music by local folk-rock band, 52 Pick Up. Picnickers brought their own food and wine, and the Land Trust provided the music and ...

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BEDFORD, N.Y. - Bedford is asking the state to pick up 80 percent of the cost of a controversial Huntville Road sidewalk.   The money is already in a grant requested by South Salem Democratic state Sen. Pete Harckham. The Town Board, at its June 21 meeting, formally voted to request allocation ...

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The Katonah Fire Department’s old Engine 116 has found a new home in the Dominican Republic thanks to Yankees pitcher Miguel Castro.  The 27-year-old relief pitcher bought the engine for an undisclosed price, according to reports. Castro then donated it to his hometown of Villa Hermosa.  In a ...

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Firefighters and EMTs were honored earlier this month at the Vista Fire Department’s annual inspection dinner at the firehouse.  • Firefighter Jose Rosa won the 2021-2022 Rookie of the Year award  • Foreman Elly Hersam won the 2021-2022 EMT of the Year award  • Foreman Brian Sferra won the ...

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Members of the Bedford and Lewisboro communities gathered over the weekend to participate in the Juneteenth celebrations.  Lewisboro  Held at the Lewisboro Town Park, the event ran from noon to 4 p.m. and was organized by Cynthia Ryan, Teasha Stapleton, and Dawn Brown-Berenson of Equity for ...

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BEFORD, N.Y. - For now, and likely a lot longer, marijuana merchants will not be setting up shop on Katonah Avenue or anywhere else in Bedford.  The Town Board backed away from thoughts of reversing its earlier rejection of the potentially lucrative local cannabis sales. And the board set no ...

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PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. - Boy Scout Troop 154 took first place at a district-wide scouting competition on May 15.    The competition, which took place at the Durland Scout Preservation in Putnam Valley, tested the scouts’ pioneering skills. The Scouts were accompanied by Assistant Scoutmaster Bill ...

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KATONAH-LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- You nurtured them for 18 years!  Share your family's accomplishments in our Special High School Graduation Pullout on June 30th. Tuesday, June 21, is the last day to send a message. Also, Let's Not Forget the 8th Graders are Movin' On Up! Moving up from middle ...

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GOLDENS BRIDGE, N.Y. – A new trail at the Kai Lon Preserve off Old Bedford Road has opened in Goldens Bridge. The trail was built by Jackson McGuire of Troop 1 Lewisboro for his Eagle Scout Project, alongside support from the Lewisboro Land Trust. “He’s had a wonderful experience working on this ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – Residents were fired up for the return of the Katonah Fire Department Parade and Carnival. The June 8 parade, which featured many community organizations and about two dozen neighboring departments, kicked off four days of rides and games behind the firehouse.

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Lewisboro  Lewisboro held its first in-person Memorial Day parade in two years on May 30. The parade included elected officials, town organizations, the local Girl and Boy Scout troops, as well as the local EMS and fire departments. The parade concluded with a service led by Town Supervisor Tony ...

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LEWISBORO, N.Y. - The upcoming Julia Roberts film, “Leave the World Behind,” filmed at a Todd Road home from May 17 to 19.   The crew used the Goldens Bridge Train Station to park their trucks and rented space from Somers Sports and Fitness to use for meals, Town Clerk Janet Donahue said.

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When the rainbow flag rose above Bedford town hall last Saturday, it symbolized for many not only LGBTQ pride, but also society’s growing acceptance of that once-shunned community.  Under a brilliant blue sky on a sunny June 4, some 50 people were on hand to witness Bedford’s third-annual ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - Students at John Jay Middle and High School participated in a walk-out to protest American gun laws on June 3. The protest was organized by eighth-grader Sophia Cheng.  “There were around 150 to 200 students who participated,” she said. “It really made me happy to see the ...

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Ian Rhodes, a John Jay High School junior and Boy Scout from Troop 154, was presented with a proclamation at the May 23 Lewisboro Town Board meeting for his Eagle Scout Service Project.   “Whereas Ian Rhodes based his Eagle Scout Project on addressing the needs of Stamford, Connecticut Taylor ...

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The Vista-Lewisboro Pack 101 Cub Scouts held their 2022 Pinewood Derby on May 14 at Onatru Pavilion.  “I think it was our best one yet,” said retiring Cubmaster Bill Bongiorno. “The creativity of Scouts and parents is incredible. We had everything from an arrow, to three tanks, to ...

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Fox Valley Park has a shiny new bike rack thanks to the Lewisboro Lions Club.   At 4 p.m. May 20, Lewisboro bicyclists gathered at the Goldens Bridge park with their bikes and helmets ready to enjoy ice cream, welcome the new bike rack, and go for a ride around the park’s community.   The ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - John Jay junior Grant Vialardi just wants “to show that there are still people out there who appreciate veterans.”   Vialardi is working on Project Honor, a community service project he organized for Lewisboro’s Memorial Day festivities in which people were able to donate ...

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June is busting out all over, as is my waistline. So, no more hot dogs for me, I’m off to buy some kale and write this week’s “time to tighten my tummy” edition of “News & Notes.” Looks like my diet will have to wait until after this fun evening — from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Bedford ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - The Katonah-Bedford Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps has been named EMS Agency of the Year by the Westchester Regional Emergency Medical Services Council for outstanding continued service. Officers and members of the corps received the award on May 24. In addition to being ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. Kids looking for diverse academic enrichment programs this summer will find a variety of courses offered by The Harvey School in its RISE program including two newly added classes, Coding and Midsummer Shakespeare. For the math-minded kids in grades 6-9 who would enjoy exploring ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – Oakridge Common, a shopping center located in Lewisboro, has sponsored two senior interns from John Jay High School to create a mural on a blank wall of the shopping center. The mural, titled “Our Community,” includes images that show various points of interest and scenes ...

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LEWISBORO, N.Y. – For a New York comedian, moving to Lewisboro presented an exciting opportunity to spread laughter in her new hometown. After settling in the area in 2016, Luz Michelle, a stand-up comedian, realized that the local community might appreciate more open-mic and comedy shows. As ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – The heat didn’t keep the community away from celebrating Katonah’s 125th anniversary on May 21. Residents of the hamlet recreated the move of the buildings from Old Katonah to their current location with a dollhouse parade down Katonah Avenue followed by a special performance of a ...

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BEDFORD, N.Y. – Count on me to find a “bargain bin” at one of the most exclusive tag sales on the planet. I think I’ve been to every church rummage, estate, yard, and garage sale – not to count flea market and thrift store – within a 50-mile radius of my Westchester home. Nothing gets my ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. -- Take a look inside our weekly editorial team meeting. Click HERE to listen or you can watch the video. 

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