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Bedford Ponders Ban on Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers

May 13, 2021

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. – A Bedford citizens committee is urging a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers, calling them noisy nuisances that threaten the town’s climate-action goals. No one in town hall disagrees.

Helene Kopal, co-chair of the leaf-blower task force, cited what she called a “groundswell of clamoring” for tougher restrictions than those enacted three years ago in ...

Lewisboro Town Board: Commercial Trucks Not Wanted on Wild Oaks Road

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – Lewisboro officials are asking the state’s help in stopping large commercials trucks from using Wild Oaks Road in Goldens Bridge as a GPS-recommended shortcut.

The town would need Department of Transportation (DOT) approval to post signs on state-owned routes 22 and 138, both major truck thoroughfares, alerting drivers to the commercial-vehicle ...

Katonah Sewer Work Nearly Complete

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. – With help from the pandemic, most of the sewer work that has torn up stretches of Katonah over the past year is now complete, the manager of the $22 million project said last week.

In a report to the Bedford Town Board, Ken Kohlbrenner said crews have finished installing all of the hamlet’s sewer-system mains, leaving only individual connections to be ...

Lewisboro Mulls Legal Marijuana

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – Despite an opportunity to cash in on newly legal recreational marijuana, Lewisboro residents were clear last week when it comes to selling it in their town. “Please, no,” one speaker implored the Town Board, summarizing the evening’s prevailing sentiment.

Their remarks came at last week’s board meeting during a session set aside specifically to ...

Lewisboro Tree Ordinance Approved

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – A controversial tree ordinance, amended since meeting stiff resident resistance last month, met with quick approval last week by the Lewisboro Town Board.

The comprehensive and codified rules for tree removal are a first for Lewisboro, the last town in Northern Westchester to adopt such an ordinance.

Its adoption at the board’s April 12 meeting followed ...

Residents Put up Fight over Path to Katonah Memorial Park

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. – Opponents of a controversial path across private property on Douglas Drive, providing access to Katonah Memorial Park and other destinations, cannot block pedestrians’ access, the Town Board warned last week.

The dispute over a town-asserted easement, simmering in Katonah since last fall, picked up renewed heat last week with the Town Board’s threats of ...

Katonah Library Seeks More Town Funds

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. – Renewing their appeal of a year ago, Katonah library trustees petitioned the Bedford Town Board last week to increase its financial support dramatically or face “draconian” cuts in library services.

Without such a sharp hike in town funding—almost $125,000, bringing total aid to roughly $764,000 next year—the library would be forced, among ...

Don Coe Ready to Get to Work for Bedford

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. - When Katonah’s Don Coe filled a vacant Bedford council seat a fortnight ago, he added, among other things, a man’s voice to a Town Board composed exclusively of women.

But the former Planning Board chair’s bigger contribution by far likely will be his four-decade dedication to rigorous interpretation and enforcement of Bedford’s land-use ...


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Preserving Land Is Crucial

May 12, 2021

As part of a global push to avoid the harshest impacts of climate change and to slow species extinctions, President Joseph Biden committed his administration to an ambitious conservation goal—to protect 30 percent of U.S. land and coastal seas by 2030. The science behind the plan demonstrates that 30 percent is needed to sustain and protect roughly 75 percent of the species on earth, slow ...

Tree Ordinance Too Restrictive

May 6, 2021

“The town of Lewisboro recognizes the inherent value and necessity of preserving and protecting trees in our overwhelmingly residential community.” Most if not everyone agrees with these words taken from the preamble to Lewisboro’s new tree ordinance, so why does the law remain so controversial?

Perhaps because even after new Town Board member, Richard Sklarin, wrote a second ...


The weather forecasters had been hyping Wednesday, April 28, as the “pick of the week” with sunshine all day and temperatures near 80 degrees.

I looked forward to taking a walk after lunch on Wednesday afternoon. At 1:40 p.m., I laced up my running shoes and put on my pink sweatshirt, baseball cap, and face mask. I grabbed the house keys and headed out the door.

I was enjoying a ...

Remote Possibilities Not So Remote

What would the hit TV series “The Office” look like if it was premiering today? (Odds are there will be a series, whether a revival of that series or a copycat, capturing the new zeitgeist of the post-pandemic workplace.)

COVID-19 has left a lasting impact on all facets of our lives that is unprecedented in modern times. Because of the shift to remote work, a significantly higher ...

Curbside Compost Partners with Bedford

May 4, 2021

Starting May 7, 75 households in the town of Bedford will start recycling food scraps for half the price.

The town of Bedford will participate in a three-year pilot curbside food scraps collection program. This project has been funded in part by a grant from the Climate Smart Communities Grant Program, Title 15 of the Environmental Protection Fund through the New York State Department of ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.


Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...