Community

August 28, 2020

In May, the Lewisboro Parks and Recreation department launched a card party to help celebrate the 101st birthday of Lois Reynolds. Lois has been going through all the cards—about 140 total—and wanted to thank the community for the outpouring of good wishes. Here’s her letter of thanks: Dear ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - Wolves are undoubtedly associated with the Katonah-Lewisboro community, not only as the new mascot of John Jay High School, but also because of the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) in South Salem—a non-profit organization founded in 1999 that is dedicated to protecting the ...

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Halston Media's guide to the golden years is online and includes day trip ideas, features on local residents and much, much more!  See it here!   

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The pandemic is posing some serious politicking problems for folks seeking public office. There can’t be any of that traditional stuff. No door-to-door, no handshaking, and definitely no baby-kissing. But that hasn’t discouraged Somers resident Dan Branda, who launched his ...

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WHITE PLAINS,N.Y. - Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Nursing Valerie Vermiglio-Kohn was named a “Notable in Health Care” by Crain’s New York Business. This award honors the professional, civic and philanthropic achievements of professionals in the health ...

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Photographers across the country stepped up on July 22 to help thousands of unemployed people by taking their portraits for free as part of a single-day project called “10,000 Headshots.” The initiative was created to improve the lives of workers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.    From her ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - Meaningful employment can provide a person with a sense of purpose and increase their confidence and self-esteem. For those with developmental disabilities, a job and a paycheck can improve their lives in even more profound ways. The Mount Kisco-based nonprofit Extraordinary ...

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The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Board of Trustees named  Greenwich, Conn., resident and Westchester County native Julie Grace Burke to the Board of Trustees at its recent meeting. The board meeting was held virtually to comply with social distancing guidelines. Grace Burke has close ties to ...

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Singing and entertaining certainly did not come to a halt in the area as a result of the pandemic. In fact, thanks to a local mother-and-son team, a new outlet for local performers is available twice a week on Zoom and is streamed live on YouTube.  “Songs in the House” was conceived by Ben ...

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Unable to perform due to the coronavirus pandemic, local musicians are singing the blues these days. Many musicians are feeling the sting of lost income when New York on Pause went into effect in mid-March. Tours and shows were canceled, and venues closed down. Now, with summer here at last and ...

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State Police are asking for the public’s help as they try to curb a recent spike in car thefts and vehicle break-ins in the Lower Hudson Valley. Since March 1, they and local police have investigated more than 400 stolen vehicles cases in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Rockland ...

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KATONAH, N.Y.  - After temporarily closing its doors on March 13 to protect the health and safety of visitors, staff and volunteers, the Katonah Museum of Art will officially reopen to the public on Sunday, July 26. Following New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Order, ‘New York on PAUSE’ ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Jefferson Valley Mall announced that it would reopen its doors to the public on Monday, July 20. Though it is not guaranteed all stores will be open—the decision is being left to individual tenants—the new mall hours will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday through ...

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LEWISBORO, N.Y. - A controversial draft resolution supporting minorities and condemning any “racist acts of police violence” against them drew 200-plus people—for and against—to a Monday night session of the Lewisboro Town Board. The unprecedented turnout, far too large for Lewisboro’s town hall ...

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Rating indicates high credit quality for the continuum of care retirement community in Rye Rye, NY, July 15, 2020: Fitch Ratings (Fitch) has affirmed its 'A-' rating on revenue bonds issued on behalf of the Miriam Osborn Memorial Home Association (The Osborn). This rating indicates high credit ...

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Two local Catholic schools are closing as part of an overall shuttering of 20 schools, the Archdiocese of New York announced on Thursday, July 9. St. Patrick’s Parochial School in Bedford and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Shrub Oak will be closing due to the financial impacts of the COVID-19 ...

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 With Tropical Storm Fay on its way, County Executive George Latimer is reminding residents to review their emergency plans and stock up on necessary supplies so they are prepared during hurricane season. “Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there was a shortage of various items in our stores in ...

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A lawsuit filed by a leading candidate for the 93rd New York State Assembly District against the Westchester Board of Elections and his Democratic primary opponents is not meant to be “adversarial,” Chris Burdick told The Katonah-Lewisboro Times. Machine-cast ballots on Tuesday, June 23, put the ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - A 17-year-old has been arrested and charged with vandalism after spray-painted messages, assailing the police in vulgar terms, appeared last month in South Salem. The vandalism occurred between June 27 and 29, the Lewisboro police said. It was followed by a contentious Town ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - On the surface, community life is looking relatively normal nowadays. Folks are browsing in stores. They’re eating out in restaurants. Getting a trim at the local barber’s. Soaking up the rays at the public pool. Walking their dogs. You would almost not know that there was ...

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It’s been no secret that Rob Astorino has been planning to seek public office again. The former Westchester County executive and one-time Republican nominee for governor made it official Thursday, June 25, when he announced on YouTube that he was challenging Democratic Sen. Pete Harckham of ...

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Update: The State Police in Somers have reported Keon Luke has been located in good health with the assistance of the New York Police Department. LEWISBORO, N.Y. - The State Police in Somers are searching for 14-year-old Keon Luke who ran away from the Four Winds Hospital on Cross River Road in ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - John Jay High School celebrated its graduation a little different this year with the help of the Jefferson Valley Mall. See our special Graduation section here.  

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CrossTalk 2.0, a series of half-hour weekly Zoom webinars featuring area experts addressing aspects of the current complex and unprecedented moment in local history, will debut on Tuesday, June 30th, from 6-6:30 PM. Each program will explore, from an interdisciplinary perspective, the meaning, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. -  During his keynote speech on Saturday, Dr. George Yancopoulos, co-founder and chief scientific officer of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, challenged Yorktown High School graduates to “question everything,” including the “popular narratives” behind social justice movements. “I ...

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What does a town clerk do? It’s a question with no easy answer. They issue all sorts of licenses and permits. They maintain vital records. They notarize signatures. They respond to open-records requests. They run municipal meetings and take minutes. Some perform marriages. And they’re usually ...

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The Harvey Summer Camp for children entering grades 1 through 9 will be up and running this summer, camp officials have announced. Harvey Summer Camp director Vinny Alexander says, “We will celebrate our 25th year with a shortened session and some modifications to our program to meet the ...

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A rash of car thefts and break-ins in the area have law enforcement and local officials—again—warning residents to remember to lock up their vehicles, remove their keys and to never ever leave valuables in plain sight. According to North Salem police Sgt. Michael Castellano, three cars were ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - The John Jay community will vote Monday on a new mascot.  The choices have been narrowed down to John Jay Wolfpack or John Jay Ravens.  On Monday, June 22, a voting link will go live to all eligible voters. The eligible voters consist of rising 6th graders to current 12th ...

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Juneteenth, the commemoration of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States, has been recognized as a holiday for state employees. In making the announcement Wednesday, June 17, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo also promised to make it an official state holiday next ...

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