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June 5, 2020

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - A gifted performer who has dedicated herself to helping others, John Jay High School senior Tara Curran has mastered the art of effortlessly balancing work, school and giving back to the community.  Born in Mount Kisco, Tara grew up in the Lewisboro school district. Around ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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North Salem N.Y. - The town of North Salem announced Tuesday, May 12, it will be canceling camp this year. Read the letter from the Recreation Department in full:  Dear North Salem Day Camp families and friends,   The Town of North Salem Recreation Department hopes that this update finds ...

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The North Salem School District suffered a blow last week after it announced plans to hold high school graduation at the Four Brothers Drive-In in Amenia. While the news was being celebrated by seniors and their parents and quickly caught the attention of national media outlets due to the ...

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BEDFORD, N.Y. - A drive-thru COVID-19 test collection site that opened in Bedford is now taking residents of Lewisboro and Pound Ridge as well as their first responders are employees  All towns are sharing in the services, such as police coverage, which are needed for the operation of the ...

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Katonah, N.Y. - In a somber note to customers, the Katonah Reading Room announced its permanent closure on Friday, May 8. Owners Pete and Gretchen Menzies said the fragile nature of the restaurant business combined with the devastating economic impacts of the pandemic forced the ...

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Download a copy of the Mother's Day Questionnaire here.  Think it’s too late or too challenging to get Mom what she really wants for Mother’s Day? Think again! Here are 10 ideas that you can put together during quarantine for Mother’s Day.   A Clean House  As moms we are always told to leave ...

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Summer camp leaders are planning for multiple scenarios of how to proceed during the coronavirus pandemic while parents remain eager to enroll their kids back into a routine of sunscreen, swimming and making friendship bracelets. However, the town of Somers made a somber call this week when ...

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday, May 1, that New York state schools will be closed for the remainder of the year. "Given the current situation, K-12 schools and college facilities will remain closed for the rest of the academic year and will continue to provide distance learning. This is ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - It did not take a pandemic for three friends in Katonah to realize that their hometown has a collective community spirit, a tight-knit vibe and is full of interesting people—making it a special place to live. A year ago, they decided to share their appreciation by creating something ...

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BEDFORD, N.Y. - A drive-thru COVID-19 test collection site will open in Bedford on Saturday. The facility will be located at the Bedford Hills train station commuter lot No. 4 and will be operated by Murphy Medical Associates.  The site will be for collection only, no testing of samples will ...

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CareMount Medical has availability to test patients without any restrictions through its urgent care and office locations throughout New York.  A complete list of open office locations can be found at www.caremountmedical.com. CareMount patients who want to be tested can walk into a CareMount ...

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Books for Young Learners (BYL), nationally recognized books for children, are created by Richard C. Owen Publishers, a Northern Westchester publishing company. We have been involved with children’s books in English and Spanish for 30 years. Our BYL collection is comprised of 8-, 12-, and 16-page ...

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We know your spring races are canceled, so we're hosting a 5K! This event will get you moving AND raise money for Hillside Food Outreach. Hillside Food Outreach helps families in need in Westchester and Putnam counties. During the COVID-19 crisis, they’ve been ensuring that vulnerable people in ...

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Are you craving sushi? We know you are. Tengda Asian Bistro will be opening on Wednesday, April 29th, for take-out. Our number is 232-3900. 286 Katonah Avenue, Katonah, NY. www.tengdakatonah.com We know times are tough, but we are all in this together. We hope we can provide a little comfort and ...

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KISCO RIVER EATERY misses You!  Reopens for Pickup & Delivery To all our valued guests, we wanted to let you know that you are all in our thoughts and hearts through this difficult and unprecedented time. We want to help all of you through this hardship in any way we can.  Kisco River Eatery ...

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The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, and the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will honor frontline COVID-19 responders and essential workers with formation flights over New York City, Newark, Trenton and Philadelphia April 28. “We are truly ...

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Yorktown Heights, N.Y. - American Family Care (AFC) of Yorktown, in the BJ’s Plaza, will begin offering COVID-19 Antibody Testing to the general public beginning today, Monday April 27. The COVID-19 Antibody Test is a blood test that will detect a past infection with coronavirus.  “We are ...

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This round of funding includes an additional $310 billion into the already exhausted PPP loan program. An additional $60 billion is added to the SBA EIDL loan program that saw its funding exhausted in short time.      With this additional funding, it is so important for our small business owners ...

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VISTA, N.Y. 0 The Vista Fire Department will be holding "birthday parades" for community members living in the Vista Fire District every Saturday for the foreseeable future! Vista Fire Department apparatus will drive by the birthday boy or girl's home to spread some birthday cheer! Parades will ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - On Wednesday evening April 29 at 7 p.m., The Sanctuary Series will join with South Salem Presbyterian Church to present a special concert of hymns performed on the pipe organ in the Sanctuary of the Church. The concert is being presented as a tribute to the medical personnel and ...

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