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Estimated to be over
500 years old, the
Bedford white oak tree stands at the corner of The Hook Road and Cantitoe Street.
An Evening With Yankee Skipper Joe Girardi
With almost a month before pitchers and catchers report to their spring training facilities, New York Yankees’ Manager Joe Girardi visited The Harvey School in Katonah on Sunday evening to share his experiences, both as a player and manager in Major League Baseball. Fans were treated to an intimate q & a session moderated by NBC’s Jimmy Roberts, in which they listened to stories about the manager’s personal life, encounters with Yankee greats, and his plans for the 2014 season. More
Fox Lane Senior Wins Awards for Alzheimer’s Research
Fox Lane High School senior, Charlotte Sophia Herber was among the 300 high school students across the country who were named as a semifinalists in the 2014 Intel Science Talent Search. For all four years of high school, Herber has been part of Fox Lane’s Science Research Program. More
Update on $32 Million Capital Improvements Project at Bedford Central School District
The Board of Education of the Bedford Central School District has appointed a Construction Steering Committee to interface with the professional service providers and to advise and keep the Board of Education informed on the progress of the Capital Project that District stakeholders approved on October of 2013. The Capital Project calls for an expenditure of nearly $32 million for the purpose of bringing District buildings up to date and up to code. More
Supervisor Chris Burdick on The State of the Town
Chris Burdick was sworn in as Supervisor of the Town of Bedford on January 1, 2014. Burdick was kind enough to meet with AllAboutBedford.com on Monday, January 13 for a review of “The State of The Town” and the ways in which Burdick would like to make a positive impact on Bedford.
Bedford’s Current Outlook: Clear and Comfortable Burdick began by making it clear that the Town of Bedford is in outstanding shape on many fronts. More
Salute to Lee Roberts: Fabulous and “Soleful”, a “Shoe-In” for Party of the Year
On Saturday night, January 25, Lee Van Allen Roberts was fêted at the Harvey School by nearly 500 hundred loyal friends, supporters, colleagues and admirers. The event was organized by Bedford 2020, a not-for-profit organization charged with implementing Bedford’s “Climate Action Plan” aimed at reducing the Town’s greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent by the year 2020.
KLS BOE President Charles Day Responds to All About Bedford’s Questions
On January 31, 2014, Charles Day, President of the Board of Education of the Katonah Lewisboro School District, responded to questions raised by All About Bedford regarding the departure of Dr. Paul Kreutzer from his position as Superintendent of Schools. He communicated through the District’s public-relations agent, Michael Conte of Syntax, located in Bohemia, New York. More
Bedford's Luke Vander Linden Appointed Trustee of Westchester County Libraries
Vander Linden sees his biggest priority as working to increase and improve the communications between and among member libraries and the public, More
Due Diligence To Begin on Deer Park Road Property for Development as Affordable Housing
The Blue Mountain Housing Development Corporation is considering the acquisition of a piece of undeveloped real property located on Deer Park Road in the Hamlet of Katonah. More
It's the Perfect Time to Take a Hike--With Your Snowshoes
All the snow on the ground and the Winter Olympics on TV make it the perfect time to strap on the snowshoes and hike around the hood.
The Town of Bedford's website will no longer be accessible via its former “bedfordny.info” domain name and will be accessible only via its “.gov” domain name. More
White Bean & Kale Soup
Hearty, nourishing, warming, and delicious, especially for the cold winter months.
Recipe from Blum Kitchen
The Katonah Village Improvement Society’s official mission is to enhance the “quality of life” in Katonah. In recent years, the KVIS has beautified the streets of Katonah with newly planted indigenous trees, awarded scholarships to civic-minded high school seniors who live in the hamlet, More
Dr. Paul Tooker Presents Bedford Central School District’s Performing Arts Department The Performing Arts Department's mission is to “develop music literacy, performance skills, critical thinking skills and a lifelong love for music.” More
Cherry Street: From Thru Street to Safe Streets Across Bedford
"Safer Cherry Street" is a Bedford-based grassroots organization that was founded by David Parry, Bill O'Neill and Chris Spain in September 2013 with the initial goal of engaging the residents of the Town of Bedford and the then-candidates for elected office in a discussion about the traffic safety conditions on Cherry Street in Bedford. Cherry Street is primarily a residential road.More
Strike at Mrs. Green’s in Mt Kisco
On line at the grocery store usually means standing in line to purchase food. Workers outside Mrs. Green’s were on line February 12 to protest management actions against union representation.
In December 2012, National Foods Market Group purchased Mrs. Green’s stores, keeping the name. The new management stated that they would be part of the community. Aly Waddy, Director of Organizing for United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) said that workers at the store reached out for membership to the union in March 2013. More
BEDFORD HILLS RESIDENT TO BE HONORED
Event to raise funds and awareness of condition affecting millions
Bedford Hills resident Britta Vander Linden will be honored at a fundraising dinner at Putnam County Golf Course on Friday, March 7 at 7 p.m. hosted by the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) More
Town Board May Appoint Vacant Seat in March
On Tuesday February 25, at the public work session preceding the Bedford Town Board meeting, Bedford Town Supervisor Chris Burdick proposed that the Board should attempt to appoint someone to fill the currently vacant Town Board seat at the Tuesday March 4 Town Board meeting. By the close of the work session, the Board seemed to agree to take a "wait and see" approach involving a status update, as opposed to an appointment, on March 4. More
Bedford Staff Bump and Serve from the Court to the Pantry
The staff members of Fox Lane Middle School served up a win in a close championship game over the home team of Fox Lane High School staff. The Foxes remain undefeated champions of the Bedford Teachers' Association Volleyball Tournament for the second year in a row. Bedford Central School District students and their families cheered their teachers as they played for a good cause. More
Scrabble Played Local
Remember when you played scrabble and all you wanted to do was put a word on the board? Players at the Pound Ridge Library consider double and triple squares (those pink and blue spaces) on the board when plunking down tiles to multiply its numeric value.
Scrabble is still a social game, despite online and Facebook players. In fact it’s the face-to-face that draws folks into the Library. Ms. Cornelia Guest hosts matches. She loves words, and also offers classes for children. More
Closing Lewisboro: Response to Appeal Filed by District
On Thursday, February 27, the Board of Education of the Katonah Lewisboro School District filed its response to the appeal that was filed on Monday, February 24 by a group of parents aggrieved by the Board’s decision to close Lewisboro Elementary School before the start of the 2014-2015 school year. The appeal that was filed on February 24 was filed under Section 310 of the New York State Education Law. The appeal requests that the closing be set aside and that in the meantime,More
Katonah Wine Event Is
the Taste of the Town
Co-chair Lisa Bartone Salzano is a driving force behind KVIS’s activities. “We assist the library, the Community Center of Northern Westchester; give a $1,500 scholarship to a John Jay senior based on community service; sponsor History Camp at the John Jay Homestead, a cleanup day, tree planting, a town forum, and so much more.
Town of Bedford Police Department
During the period from February 25 through March 3, the Town of Bedford Police Department received and responded to 393 calls. Of these, 11 resulted in cases being opened. Of these, three arrests were made. Here are the highlights:More
Fire Takes The Life of Elderly Bedford Hills Man
On February 27, a fire at a residence on Babbitt Road in Bedford Hills took the life of an 82-year old man, Richard FitzGerald. He lived in one of the units at the Fellowship Hall, an independent living community for senior citizens under the auspices of the Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco. More
Altamarea Group to Partner with Richard Gere & Russell Hernandez at Renowned Bedford Post Inn
The Altamarea Group has signed a long-term lease adding the Bedford Post Inn to its portfolio of restaurants. Altamarea will operate all of the food and beverage operations at the Bedford Post Inn, including the Barn, the private events space, the outside grill terrace and the flagship restaurant, the Farmhouse, which will be renamed “Campagna".More
Town Board Considers Options to Fill Vacancy, yet Takes No Action
The Town Board of Bedford's Town Board is asked to consider leaving the empty Board seat open until the November 2014 general election - in the interest of allowing the voters of Bedford to elect the individual directly. More