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Published by Halston Media, 2020-09-02 16:01:11

The Katonah-Lewisboro Times 09.03.20

VOL. 3 NO. 14 Visit for the latest news. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2020

KLSD warns of ‘ever-
shifting landscape’
as schools open

BY TOM BARTLEY B. All kindergartners and rst

CONTRIBUTING WRITER graders will be in classrooms

every day except Wednesday.

For working Lewisboro par- Grades 2 through 12 will be

ents with younger children, the on campus two days (after next

town’s Parks and Recreation week, Monday and Tuesday for

Department will provide a su- cohort A, ursday and Friday

PHOTOS COURTESY OF CB GALLERY pervised study hall for Kato- for cohort B). On Wednesday,

CB Gallery presents work by nah-Lewisboro School District all students will be at home.
local artist
students in grades 2 through For some students, every day
‘ e Gathering’ is on display through Oct. 11
5 this semester at the former will be a distance-learning one.

Lewisboro Elementary School e district estimates some

on Bouton Road. 300 students will stay with the

Recreation Superintendent in-home education regimen

Dana Mayclim, who had been they’ve followed since mid-

trying to obtain a state day care March, when schools abruptly

license, said last week the study closed as part of the state’s lock-

hall could proceed, without down to prevent the coronavirus

CB Gallery, Katonah’s contemporary art gallery, being of all visitors. Masks are required and the gal- the formal permit, as a single- spread.

presents its next exhibition, “ e Gathering,” by lery will be cleaned in between appointments. purpose service during school Next week, to get things re-

Bedford resident, Jim Sperber. “ e Gathering,” is a show comprised of Sper- hours. started in schools, cohort A will

e exhibit will run from Sept. 9 – Oct. 11, with ber’s incredibly uid acrylic’s. is series of work is Her announcement comes as be in socially distanced class-

an opening reception consisting of private 20-min- layer upon layer of acrylic polymer with pigment school doors in the district are rooms on ursday, Sept. 10,

ute interval appointments on Saturday, Sept. 12 on wood or canvas with some metal wire elements. about to open, at least part time, with cohort B at home. On Fri-

until 8 p.m. “I’ve been an artist my entire life” Sperber says, for the rst time in almost six day, the cohorts will swap places.

“I am delighted to continue to operate the gallery “My mother took me to the Museum of Modern months. Students, parents and As students prepare to return,

safely and am so proud to present the wonderful Art when I was 6 years old and on my request, educators alike are poised to be- schools Superintendent An-

work of local resident Jim Sperber,” said CB gallery bought me a drawing pad and markers that same gin a school year unlike any they drew Selesnick warned online of

owner Christopher Brescia. day.” have ever experienced. an “ever-shifting landscape” that

Safety measures and adherence to CDC proto- SEE GALLERY PAGE 4 First, the student body is now SEE KLSD PAGE 4
cols will be taken to protect the health and well- divided into “cohorts,” A and

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The Staff Fall vote planned for Bedford sewers

EDITORIAL TEAM BY TOM BARTLEY historic district as well as business- After back-to-back public hear- cost homeowners an estimated
JODI WEINBERGER CONTRIBUTING WRITER es along Railroad Avenue and mul- ings on Aug. 17, the Town Board $580 annually plus the initial
tifamily units in Bedford Hills— o cially declared the project would hookup charge, the town’s sewer
EDITOR: 914-302-5830 A select electorate in Katonah will vote Oct. 19 on whether to not adversely impact the environ- project consultant said.
[email protected] will decide in October whether establish a second municipal sewer ment and set the Oct. 19 date for a
Bedford can introduce the rst district. Phase II’s noncontiguous vote.Details of how voting will pro- Sewers would replace septic sys-
BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER extensive sewer hookups to down- district would follow Phase I’s,now ceed in the pandemic are expected tems and some cesspools serving
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-302-5628 town homes. under construction and meant to to be announced next month. homes on Ashby Place and parts of
[email protected] serve commercial properties in Ka-
e voting bloc—owners of 94 tonah and Bedford Hills. If approved, the $13 million up- e Terrace, Valley Road, Bedford
ADVERTISING TEAM residential properties in Katonah’s grade in wastewater disposal would Road and Edgemont Road.
914-202-2392 e consultant, Ken Kohl-
brenner, an engineer with Wood-
[email protected] ard & Curran (White Plains), said
BRUCE HELLER the town would reduce homeown-
914-486-7608 ers’ costs by running connections
from the main sewer to within a
[email protected] few feet of a house or septic system.
LISA KAIN Ordinarily, municipal pipe ends at
the property line and homeowners
201-317-1139 pay the remaining charges.
[email protected]
Almost all of the project’s esti-
CORINNE STANTON mated $13,088,000 cost will come
845-621-4049 from outside sources, Kohlbrenner
said, with Bedford borrowing only
[email protected] $175,000 as its share. New York
SHELLEY KILCOYNE City alone has agreed to chip in
CO-FOUNDER $7.7 million to protect the quality
914-924-9122 of its drinking water, drawn in part
from the reservoirs here.
[email protected]
JENNIFER CONNELLY Sewers are expected to be a
917-446-7757 marked upgrade in wastewater dis-
posal and help protect the town’s
[email protected] groundwater supply, residents were
GABRIELLE BILIK told at the public hearing on the
sewers’environmental impact.
[email protected] In the hearing, required by the
State Environmental Quality Re-
PRODUCTION TEAM view Act, town Planning Director
TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL Je rey Osterman said the project
did not have a signi cant ecologi-
CREATIVE DIRECTOR cal downside. e impacts it does
PHOTOGRAPHER have—digging up streets, for ex-
ample—can be easily dealt with
[email protected] and would be temporary, he said.
“I do not see a signi cant [ad-
ASST PRODUCTION MANAGER verse] environmental impact,” Os-
DESIGNER terman said in calling for a negative
declaration by the board.
[email protected]
Only two residents, Susan Po-
EXECUTIVE TEAM los from Ashby Place and Marga
BRETT FREEMAN Spiller on Edgemont Road, spoke
CEO & PUBLISHER at the environmental hearing. Both
845-208-8151 thanked the board for moving for-
ward with the project and recalled
[email protected] being told when they moved here
decades ago that sewer installations
Deadlines were “imminent.”

THE KATONAH-LEWISBORO TIMES In the second hearing, to deter-
DEADLINE mine whether the Phase II district
was being created in the public in-
THE DEADLINE FOR ADVERTISEMENTS terest, Rachel Asher, who lives on

AND EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS IS THE e Terrace, said it was “impera-
tive” the town provide sewers and
THURSDAY BEFORE THE NEXT questioned the need for a manda-
PUBLICATION DATE. tory referendum.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, Supervisor Chris Burdick said
CALL JODI WEINBERGER AT the alternative, a permissive ref-
914-302-5830 OR EMAIL erendum, would take longer to
[email protected] mount and carried additional
chances for rejection. He defended
Location the town’s approach, saying, “We
felt strongly that because we’re ask-
BAILEY COURT ing people to spend money...that
334 ROUTE 202, UNIT C1S they should have a voice in it.”

SOMERS, NY 10589 Asher, applauding the pursuit
of sewers, called the town’s patch-
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