The Record-Review – The official newspaper of Bedford and Pound Ridge, New York


DECEMBER 30, 2011

2011 Quote/Unquote

2011 is at an end, and once again we find the best way to tell the story in review is through the people who made and commented upon the news. Here are some of the notable quotables from the past 365 days:

“I don’t attribute this terrible event to the tenor of political discourse in the United States.”

  1. — Nan Hayworth, on the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, Jan. 14.

“Meeting the first benchmark ahead of schedule is a tremendous accomplishment.”

  1. — County Executive Rob Astorino on Westchester County’s housing settlement, Jan. 28.

“Since we are a home rule state, we as local municipalities are more than capable of taking care of our own finances.”

  1. — Lee Roberts, overriding the state’s 2 percent tax cap, Feb. 25.

“The budget has been like a balloon that we’ve let a little air out of each year.”

  1. — Bedford Central School District superintendent Jere Hochman, March 4.

“A tsunami is not a credible problem.”

  1. — John McCann, Entergy, owner of Indian Point nuclear facility, March 25.

“For a while it seemed as if people didn’t understand that something was really happening in their own backyard.”

  1. — Ali Boak, commenting on the conviction of Joseph Yannai on sexual slavery charges, April 1.

“It’s still under negotiation, and there are still items to be worked out.”

  1. — Jim Sullivan, attorney, on the long-proposed cell tower in Pound Ridge, April 15.

“I am concerned by his ethical moral compass.”

  1. — Sandy Grebinar, Katonah-Lewisboro Teachers Association, on the hiring of Dr. Paul Kreutzer, a supporter of Wisconsin’s governor Scott Walker, April 22.

“I live right across the street, but I wouldn’t buy my house right now.”

  1. — Diane Briganti, neighbor to Stepping Stones, the former home of AA founders Bill and Lois Wilson, in Bedford Hills, April 29.

“I have no anti-union sentiment.”

  1. — Dr. Paul Kreutzer, Katonah-Lewisboro superintendent, April 29.

“To be able to run in this race is a gift.”

  1. — Perennial Leatherman’s Loop winner Tommy Nohilly, May 6.

“I am truly worried that my family and other families in Westchester will be unable to continue to afford to live here.”

  1. — Peter Michaelis, in announcing his candidacy for the county Legislature, May 13.

“Water and time have not been a friend to West Patent.”

  1. — Architect Armand Quadrini, presenting $27 million building plans to the Bedford Central school board, June 3.

“It’s probably a great idea — for someplace else.”

  1. — Len Episcopia, Katonah resident, on potential Bailey Hall subdivision, July 15.

“We responded to about a month’s worth of calls in two days around the storm.”

  1. — Katonah Fire Chief Ben Schuberg, after Tropical Storm Lee, Sept. 2.

“The community created the center, and it’s the community that keeps the center going.”

  1. — Fran Dowling of the Community Center of Northern Westchester, Oct. 7.

“It seems like putting the cart before the horse.”

  1. — Assemblyman Bob Castelli, on the state’s plan to release a decision on hydrofracking before the end of the comment period, Oct. 14.

“Every time you cut something in the budget, that has an impact on somebody.”

  1. — Peter Harckham, Oct. 28.

“Two freak storms in just about two months is a little too much to take.”

  1. — Lidia Williamson, Katonah resident, after the “Halloween” snowstorm, Nov. 4.

“In this environment, if it means higher taxes, I think it’s very hard.”

  1. — Bruce Yablon, chairman Bedford Democratic Town Committee, in addressing cuts to Bedford’s open space fund, Nov. 18.

“You would hope that things would go smoothly on Election Day, but unfortunately, that was not the case.”

  1. — Lisbeth “Boo” Fumagalli, Nov. 25.

“The county should now change course, and come into compliance with the settlement requirements.”

  1. — Adolfo Carrion, HUD administrator, on the county’s housing settlement with the federal government, Dec. 2.

“I want to raise money for a cure for brain cancer, since that’s what my dad passed away from.”

  1. — Matthew Florio, 9, Dec. 2.

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Pound Ridge/Scotts Corners

  1. Scotts Corner Market – Trinity Corners Shopping Center;  55 Westchester Avenue

  2. Pound Ridge Sunoco — 66 Westchester Avenue    

  3. Sam Parker Country Market — 257 Westchester Avenue    

Bedford Village

  1. Bedford Rexall Pharmacy — Hunting Ridge Mall; 424 Old Post Road  

  2. Village Green Deli — Village Green; Routes 22 and 172    

  3. Bedford Shell — Routes 22 and 172 (at blinking light); 848 So. Bedford Road

  4. Village Service Center —193 Pound Ridge Road (at Long Ridge Road intersection)    

Bedford Hills

  1. Bedford Hills Deli – 7 Babbitt Road    

  2. Bueti’s Deli – 526 Bedford Road (Route 117)


  1. NoKA Joe’s – 25 Katonah Avenue    

  2. Steger’s Paper Mill – 89 Katonah Avenue    

  3. Perks – 197 Katonah Avenue    

  4. Katonah Pharmacy – Katonah Shopping Center; 294 Katonah Avenue   

  5. Bagel Shoppe – Katonah Shopping Center; 280 Katonah Avenue    

  6. Katonah Sunoco – 105 Bedford Road

Mount Kisco

  1. Teamo/Mt. Kisco News – 239 Main Street    

  2. Connie’s at Northern Westchester Hospital
    400 E. Main Street    

South Salem/Vista

  1. JNR Pharmacy – 222 Oakridge Commons;
    Route 123   

Cross River

  1. Bagel Boys Café – Cross River Shopping Center; Routes 121 and 35    

  2. Cross River Shell Station – Route 35    

  3. Cameron’s Deli –  890 Route 35    

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