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Mt. Kisco Businesses, Library Keep Locals Warm

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. – With hundreds of Mount Kisco households still without power Tuesday, residents did everything they could just to keep warm and go about their daily lives. Meanwhile, several local businesses tried to accommodate to those without electricity.

“Half the time we have power and half the time we don't,” said Debbie Esposito Rossi, a Mt. Kisco resident. “I just hope everyone is keeping warm.”

The Moses Taylor American Legion also set up a “warming station” for locals who didn’t have electricity. Residents were invited to come to the legion to warm up and enjoy a free cup of coffee.

Several other businesses, such as the Mount Kisco Diner, Target, and A&P operated normal hours of business for customers who needed to buy supplies and food to last them during the power outage.

Also, the Mt. Kisco Public Library invited locals to take refuge at its facilities during normal business hours. The staff also offered residents a place to charge their devices, use free WiFi, free coffee in the lobby, and read a book in one of the library's many heated rooms. On Monday and Tuesday, the library was filled with people trying to stay warm.

“The library is really a community center and we want to serve the community however we can,” said Deirdre Johnson, children's librarian. “We knew the children were out of school and didn't really get to celebrate Halloween, so we wanted to stay open to offer children and adults a place to come stay warm and even have fun.”

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