The vote on the Bedford Central School District budget and the board of education elections will be held on Tuesday, May 17 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. To vote, residents must go to their local elementary school.
With respect to the budget, the proposed budget, which totals almost $129.7 million, calls for override of the state-mandated cap on increases in property taxes. The cap restricts increases to the lower of two percent or the rate of inflation. The proposed levy increase is by 3.82 percent, or $4.4 million. A budget complying with the cap would have only allowed for an increase of up to $1.5 million.
For the school board elections, the lineup is:
Jennifer Gerken (Incumbent – Bedford) versus Michelle Brooks (Bedford).
Suzanne Grant (Incumbent – Mount Kisco) versus Pam Harney (Pound Ridge).
Michael Solomon (Incumbent – Pound Ridge) versus Beth Staropoli (Mount Kisco)
The Bedford Central School District uses an archaic district system versus an at-large system that would allow the top three vote getters to receive a board seat.
April is Autism Awareness Month and every year on April 2, Autism Speaks celebrates its international “Light It Up Blue” campaign to raise awareness of autism. Thousands of iconic landmarks, skyscrapers, schools, businesses and homes across the globe unite by shining bright blue lights in honor of the millions of individuals and families affected by autism. New Castle Town Supervisor Robert Greenstein noted this as a recent New Castle Town Board meeting and encouraged individuals everywhere are encouraged to wear blue on that day.
Further recognition goes to Chappaqua Hardware for selling discounted blue light bulbs and making a donation of $1 to Autism Speaks for every blue light bulb sold.
Autism impacts families around the globe. Awareness is the first step on the path to acceptance. Support autism awareness and the charities that support the families that need help.
On Friday, March 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, the MKES 5th graders will be holding their annual Pasta Dinner at the Mount Kisco Elementary School. The school cafeteria will be transformed into a quaint Italian restaurant. The 5th graders will be the most enthusiastic waiters and waitresses during the event as their family members work in the kitchen. The Pasta Dinner is one of a series of fundraisers throughout the school year in which the fifth graders work to earn money to contribute to the cost of special field trips for their class.
To fill the void created by Kisco Kosher, G.O. Kosher opened at 41 South Moger Avenue down one of the alleyways between Moger Avenue and the village parking lot
G.O. Kosher which stands for gourmet and organic kosher food is for take out or catering. Closed on Saturday and on Friday three hours before sunset.
They had a ribbon cutting on Monday and, of course, Mayor Cindrich was there but next time he needs to jockey for a better spot.
The annual Veteran’s Day American Legion ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 11 at 11:00 at the Veterans War Memorial in front of the library.
Image supplied by Mount Kisco Daily Photo.
Making a playoff push reminiscent of past teams, the Fox Lane Volleyball team lost in the sectional semifinals to Scarsdale winning the first and third games but losing the second, fourth and fifth, after jumping out to a 5-1 lead in the final game. Congratulations to the Fox Lane Volleyball team for their outstanding play and heart.
According to a press release by Stop & Shop, the Company is expecting to close the Mt. Kisco, New York A&P store on N. Bedford Avenue on Friday, November 13 and open as a Stop & Shop store on Thursday, November 19.
According to industry reports, Mount Kisco was A&P’s most profitable location and the right to operate the store in Mount Kisco cost Stop & Shop $25,000,000.
Mayor J. Michael Cindrich was re-elected last night receiving a grand total of 550 votes, approximately 10% of Mount Kisco’s nearly 5,400 registered voters. His running mates received even fewer votes with Peter Grunthal receiving 514 votes and Anthony Markus bringing up the rear with 512 votes.
Please remember to vote today. The most relevant election is the election for the Westchester County Board of Legislators between Francis Corcoran and Karen Schleimer.
The Examiner (http://www.theexaminernews.com/in-hard-to-call-district-2-race-corcoran-gets-narrowest-of-edges/ ) published a good editorial on the race, complimenting both candidates but giving Francis Corcoran the editorial nod because Francis Corcoran worked with bipartisan boards and appeared more well-versed on several county issues.