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Pound Ridge is a town in Westchester County, New York, United States. The population was 5,104 at the 2010 census.
The town is located in the eastern corner of the county, bordered by New Canaan, Connecticut, to the east, Stamford, Connecticut, to the south, Bedford, New York, to the west and Lewisboro, New York, to the north. The local school is the Pound Ridge Elementary School, one of five K-5 schools in the Bedford Central School District. Older children take the bus to the Fox Lane Campus in Bedford, where the middle and high schools are located.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 23.5 square miles (61 km2). 22.8 square miles (59 km2) of the town is land, and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) of it (2.90%) is water. The east and south town lines are along the border with Connecticut.
Gary Warshauer is the current town supervisor. Pound Ridge government offices are located in the Pound Ridge Town House on Westchester Avenue.
The Town of Pound Ridge has a staffed police department of 16 sworn officers and a civilian staff member. The police chief is Chief Ryan. The police station is located by the Pound Ridge Town House on Westchester Avenue. The police department receives aid from the New York State Police in its patrols.
Emergency medical services the Pound Ridge Lions Club Volunteer Ambulance Corps provides EMS coverage to the town. The PRLVAC has two ambulances and transports patients to neighboring New York and Connecticut hospitals. The ambulance corps has around 20 members. The ambulance corps provides Basic Life Support (BLS) to the town of Pound Ridge. Advance Life Support can be brought in via an intercepting unit or via the expedient transport to a providing hospital. Additional medical support is received from Westchester Emergency Medical Services (WEMS), which provides fly cars to assist the Ambulance Corps. The fly car driver is a New York State licensed paramedic.
Fire protection is covered by the Pound Ridge Volunteer Fire Department. The department was established in 1933 and has around 50 active members. The firehouse is located in Scott's Corners; the house has its own weight room and recreational room. All the members are completely volunteer and live or work in town. It is a single station fire district that covers an area of 25 square miles (65 km2). The firehouse has six pieces of apparatus inside its doors. This includes two primary attack engines, one supply engine, a 3500 gallon tanker, one rescue/engine, and a brush truck. In addition to these pieces of apparatus, the department has three chief vehicles and a brush fire trailer that carries one of the two gators the department owns. The department runs about 300 calls annually. In addition to serving its own fire district, the department also provides mutual aid to numerous surrounding towns in New York and Connecticut.
Communities and locations in Pound Ridge
Pound Ridge – the historic hamlet of Pound Ridge in the center of the town. You will find the Pound Ridge Community Church, the Hiram Halle Memorial Library, Pound Ridge Museum, as well as many privately owned Hiram Halle restorations here in the Pound Ridge Historic District. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
Sarles Corners – a hamlet west of Scotts Corners
Scotts Corners – a hamlet in the south part of the town which serves as the business district. This is where the post office and firehouse are located.
The Record-Review, a weekly newspaper, reports on local issues in Pound Ridge and Bedford. The newspaper began publishing in 1995. The Record-Review web site is http://www.record-review.com.
Pound Ridge as film location
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Pound Ridge and the Pound Ridge reservation were the settings for several films, including:
the 1976 thriller Marathon Man
the 1997 film Jungle 2 Jungle
the 1997 HBO film In the Gloaming
Notable residents, past and present
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Max Abramovitz, architect and long term resident who died here in 2004
Eva Amurri, lifelong resident and actor
Tallulah Bankhead, actor
Ellen Barkin, actor who lived in town in the 1990s
David Bloom, journalist
Jerry Bock, composer and long-term resident
Tom Brokaw, journalist and author
Blackleach Burritt, a noted Congregational clergyman in the American Revolution
Gabriel Byrne, actor who resided here in the 1990s
Zoe Caldwell, long-term resident and stage actor
Howard Cosell, sportscaster
Hume Cronyn, long-term resident and actor, husband of Jessica Tandy
Melissa Claire Egan, actress
Ari Fleischer, press secretary for U.S. President George W. Bush (2001 to 2003) who grew up here and returned to raise his family here
Richard Gere, actor
Benny Goodman, musician
Fred Gwynne, actor
Hiram Halle, philanthropist, inventor and businessman who died here in 1944
Elizabeth Hand, author who grew up here
Evan Hunter, aka Ed McBain, author and screenwriter
Anne Jackson, actor
Stephen Jenks, composer and singing master
Eartha Kitt, long term resident and actress
Stanley Lomas, television and advertising pioneer, produced first televised college football game
Carey Lowell, actor, wife of Richard Gere
Ali MacGraw, actress, spouse of Steve McQueen
Robert Morgan, actor
Mike Myers, actor
Stuart Ostrow, Broadway producer, resident 1966-1995
Jane Pauley, journalist and author
Christopher Reeve, long-time resident and actor who died here in 2004
Dana Reeve, long-time resident and actor who died here in 2006
Steve Reich, composer
Tim Robbins, long-time resident, Little League sponsor, and actor
Steven C. Rockefeller, professor, philanthropist
Robert Rubin, 70th United States Treasury Secretary
Susan Sarandon, long-time resident and actor
Martin Stone, producer of Howdy Doody and owner of WVIP radio
Jessica Tandy, long-time resident and actor, wife of Hume Cronyn
John Waite, prolific lyricist / balladier, of The Babys and Bad English fame, who wrote many tunes while living here
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