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Bedford Could be Affected by Con Edison's Natural Gas Moratorium

February 8, 2019

BEDFORD, N.Y. – The impact of Con Edison’s abrupt freeze on new applications for natural gas service was expected to vary widely throughout Westchester, with the major blow likely to be felt in the county’s southern cities.

Government officials were still scrambling this week to assess the scope of the utility’s surprise announcement.

“Only a relatively small ...

Lean-to Proposed for Onatru Farm Park in South Salem

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – Christopher Castellon, a prospective Eagle Scout with Vista Troop 101, is proposing to build a lean-to at Onatru Farm Park.

This 8-by-12-foot wooden structure would be built on the western side of Elmwood Road, Castellon explained at the Jan. 15 meeting. The Adirondack-style lean-to would be built using a kit, which would be delivered directly to the ...

Affordable Housing Deadline Looms in Lewisboro; Extra Meeting Scheduled

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – Planning Board members have scheduled an extra meeting for Thursday, Jan. 24, to review a 42-unit affordable housing complex as they attempt to decide the project’s fate by their self-imposed Feb. 26 deadline.

At the Dec. 18 meeting, member Greg LaSorsa identified several “problematic” issues with Lewisboro Commons, the name given the ...

Resident: Stop Sign on Mount Holly Road Obstructed

KATONAH, N.Y. – Drivers can’t see a stop sign recently installed to bring Mount Holly Road’s southbound traffic to a halt at Mount Holly Road East, a nearby Katonah resident complains.

Francis McInerney, whose home overlooks the “T” intersection, said the sign was “placed behind a tree so...it cannot be seen by southbound drivers.”

For years, ...

‘Low-Level’ Marijuana Offenses Decriminalized in Westchester

WESTCHESTER, N.Y. – Westchester County will no longer prosecute what it deems to be “low-level” marijuana offenses.

Under this new policy, announced by District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, possessing two ounces or less of marijuana will no longer result in a criminal conviction.

Two laws will be affected by this change, which took effect Jan. 14:

• Criminal ...

Bedford Asks Westchester County for $53 Million to Finance Sewers

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. – Bedford is asking Westchester County to provide some $53 million in financing to complete sewer installations in Katonah and Bedford Hills.

The Town Board voted unanimously last week to seek the funding, even as Supervisor Chris Burdick acknowledged that the likelihood of ever seeing those dollars was a long shot. For one thing, Bedford will almost certainly have to ...

Gov. Cuomo Swears in State Sen. Harckham

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – In May, reports surfaced that Gov. Andrew Cuomo had lobbied his former staffer, Pete Harckham, to run for the 40th State Senate District against two-term incumbent, Terrence Murphy, a Republican from Yorktown.

Seven months later, Cuomo, a New Castle resident who happens to be one of Harckham’s most prominent constituents, administered the oath of office to his ...

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