Government

March 14, 2020

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - The Katonah-Lewisboro School District will be closed through Sunday, March 22, Superintendent Andrew Selesnick wrote in an email to parents. The move was made despite there being no confirmed cases of the virus in the school community. "This closing is intended to help ...

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County Executive George Latimer would like to see Westchester further restrict the time he, and his successors, can serve. Latimer has submitted an “unusual” proposal to the Board of Legislators that would limit four-year terms to two from three, meaning county executives would be able to stay ...

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Lewisboro will spend almost $12.9 million next year to keep roads clear, the public safe and pets licensed, the town board agreed last week. At $12,863,495 the “solid, sensible” budget represents an increase of more than $700,000 over this year’s spending and calls for a tax-cap-compliant 2.85 ...

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County Legislator Kitley Covill fended off a challenge from Gina Arena to retain her seat in District 2. According to unofficial election results and 92 percent of districts reporting at 11:45 p.m., Covill garnered 6,005 votes to Arena's 3,948 votes to stay at the helm of District 2, which ...

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LEWISBORO - N. Y. - Incumbent Democrats John Pappalardo and Daniel Welsh will keep their seats on the Lewisboro Town Council. Challenger Republican Gregory La Sorsa trailed in the polls with 1,330 votes to Pappalardo's 2,074 votes and Welsh's 1,797 votes, according to unofficial election ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Westchester residents will have their chance to comment on NYSEG’s proposed rate increases next month at Yorktown Town Hall. Originally, no such hearings were scheduled to take place in the Hudson Valley. In fact, the closest hearing was held about 150 miles away in ...

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BEDFORD, N.Y. – Moving to jump-start an ambitious effort to cut residential food waste, Bedford is asking the state to pick up half the cost of a $75,000 pilot program. The three-year experiment would see select volunteer residents composting their kitchen leftovers and leaving them at the curb ...

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BEDFORD, N.Y. – Christopher Soi, a 13-year veteran of community recreation in Westchester, will assume direction next month of Bedford’s park and rec offerings. Now the acting chief of Yorktown’s rec department, he succeeds William Heidepriem, who has been superintendent of the Bedford ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. – Citing public safety concerns, Somers officials are asking New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to replace the Plum Brook Bridge. The vote was taken last week after a lengthy meeting with residents. The span was built in 1904 on watershed land belonging ...

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CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – How late in the day can homeowners mow their lawns? Can landscaping work be done on a Sunday? How early can businesses begin unloading trucks? What happens when that business abuts a residential property? When it comes to Lewisboro’s noise ordinance, the devil is in the ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – The Lewisboro Library is one of 18 public libraries in the 40th New York State Senate District that will receive a $13,889 grant, Sen. Peter Harckham announced last week. “The libraries in my district receiving New York State Senate aid will put the money to great use for ...

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BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. – Adding flexibility to its affordable housing law, the Bedford Town Board declared two weeks ago that developers could pay a fee rather than build code-mandated cut-rate units as part of their projects. The “fee-in-lieu,” previously restricted to residential developments of ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Katonah resident has been chosen to lead the federal Social Security Administration. Andrew M. Saul, 72, was sworn in to his six-year commissioner term on Monday, June 17, at the agency’s office in Washington. A little less than two weeks earlier, his nomination by ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – Two years after helping Democrats reclaim a majority on the Westchester County Board of Legislators by ousting a Republican official, Kitley Covill is hoping to keep District 2 blue. In an interview with The Katonah-Lewisboro Times, the Katonah resident touted the county’s ...

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Editor’s Note: The print version of the article incorrectly referred to Jennifer Gregory as Jennifer Graham. We regret the error. BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. – Katonah resident Jennifer Gregory will lead a committee tasked with helping Bedford evaluate and perhaps rehab the town-owned Todd’s ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. – A veterans memorial honoring those who saw active duty in all American wars and conflicts post-World War I was unveiled Saturday, June 15, in Katonah’s Village Green. Though it was brought to the finish line by Eagle Scout candidate Aidan Cryan and the Bedford Veterans Advisory ...

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Instead of a traditional ringtone, anybody who calls Art Hanley’s cellphone will be treated to a snippet of Lee Greenwood’s song, “God Bless the U.S.A.” The lyrics of Greenwood’s popular patriotic tune describe Hanley to a T. And I’m proud to be an American Where at least I ...

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Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that the June 10 meeting will take place at the Town House. It will actually take place at the Lewisboro Library. We regret the error. SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – At least 1,150 people, including Town Supervisor Peter Parsons, are ...

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BEDFORD, N.Y. - Downtown Katonah will likely be a test bed for a new breed of utility pole that provides not only cellphone transmissions but also green-energy storage, electric-vehicle charging and smart lighting.  All told, Totem Power Inc., a Bedford Hills-based telecommunications startup, ...

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