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A Look Back At The Top 10 Stories In Lewisboro In 2012

The wrath of Hurricane Sandy was one of the Top 10 stories in Lewisboro in 2012.
The wrath of Hurricane Sandy was one of the Top 10 stories in Lewisboro in 2012. Photo Credit: File

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – It was a hectic year in Lewisboro – a year that featured hurricanes, fires, elections and resignations.

The Lewisboro Daily Voice takes a look back at the Top 10 stories in Lewisboro in 2012:

The year began dramatically, when, two days after New Year’s Day, school board Trustee Dr. Peter Treyz’s South Salem home caught fire and burned to the ground. No one was injured in the blaze, but it was the second time Treyz lost his house to a fire.

In February, longtime Town Clerk Kathy Cory announced her retirement at a town board meeting. Cory had just won re-election four months earlier. The Town Board appointed Deputy Town Clerk Janet Donohue to the position.

In April, the town completed its relocation of its Onatru Farmhouse offices to new office space located in the Orchard Square shopping center in Cross River. The move was made to make the town more Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant, as per a Department of Justice order.

That same month, Lewisboro Library officials’ plans for the library’s expansion and renovation took a step forward when they appeared before the town planning board. The work is slated to begin in spring or summer  2013.

Residents of the Katonah-Lewisboro School District voted two newcomers to the Board of Education in May and also approved the school budget.

In July, the school district issued a report that revealed that student enrollment was on a steep decline, which could have a long-term impact on the district’s finances and facilities management.

The following month, Sen. Greg Ball announced he had obtained a grant that will allow the town and school district to hire a school resource officer – a position that had been cut from the budget several years earlier.

In October, Hurricane Sandy arrived with a vengeance and left an indelible mark. Widespread power outages, damaged trees and utility poles and blocked roadways plagued the town for more than a week.

In November, Town Clerk Janet Donohue retained her position when she defeated Democratic challenger Jeffrey Morris. Donohue had been appointed to the position in February when Kathy Cory resigned.

Later that month, the school board announced its intention to form a committee to study the management of the district’s buildings, which could include closing one of its elementary schools.

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