Update, 4:30 p.m. Aug. 30
Power is restored to the Katonah pool, and it will re-open to the public Aug. 31 at noon.
The pool house is available Tuesday from 4 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. for residents to take showers.
For the remainder of the week, pool house facilities are open:
Wednesday, August 31st
Thursday, September 1st
Friday, September 2nd
9am to 12pm– Open for Showers
12pm to 7pm– Pool open for swimming
7pm to 7:45pm– Open for showers
If residents have questions, they may call the recreation office at: 666-7004
Bedford Hills and Bedford Village pools remain closed due to lack of power.
First Story, 2 p.m.
If you stopped by Panera Bread in Bedford Hills Tuesday, you know an outlet is hard to come by. But now locals have another option—and you don’t need an iced coffee to keep your table.
Town Hall, at 321 Bedford Road in Bedford is now open to residents who want to charge up their computers and phones. Bedford Supervisor Lee Roberts sent an email alert to let folks now they can stop by for electricity, and water.
Residents are invited to bring containers to fill up with water which is being distributed at the court entrance.
The town also received 40 bags of dry ice which is now available at the Bedford Hills Park on Haines Road. Town officials are working securing additional supplies when that runs out.
Roberts expressed her hopes that residents would pull together in the hurricane aftermath.
“We should all be helping our neighbors, inviting them in for a shower, checking on seniors, sharing a meal outside together,” she said.
Earlier today, David Gabrielson, town councilman, told Patch that town officials and highway workers were working around the clock to clear roads.
Some residents have been critical of the town’s response to the storm.
Amy Drucker, a Katonah resident, posted this to the Bedford-Katonah Patch Facebook page:
“I’m very disappointed with communication from the town of Bedford and NYSEG…Ms. Roberts – keeping us informed (even with bad news) is vital for our decision making abilities.”
Since the storm occurred on Aug. 28, the town of Bedford has sent at least 5 emails through their subscription alert service (users sign up from the town’s website) with information from NYSEG regarding power restoration and road closures, and today’s electricty and water notice.
The Bedford police department has also sent at least 7 emails regarding road closures and hazards through its Nixle service.