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Funeral Of Becky Kittredge Airs On New Castle TV After Council Controversy

Rebecca Kittredge of North Castle died last month.
Rebecca Kittredge of North Castle died last month. Photo Credit:

NORTH CASTLE, N.Y. – North Castle’s public access channel NCTV will air the funeral service of former North Castle Council member Rebecca "Becky" Kittredge this week despite disagreements between town officials over whether to broadcast the event, according to an Examiner News report .

Controversy ensued after Town Clerk Anne Curran sent an email on Sept. 3 that informed the public that a board majority decided to show the funeral on NCTV, the report said.  Supervisor Howard Arden sent an email the next day criticizing Curran, saying “deliberately mischaracterizing the nature of our discussions” and accusing her of politicizing the situation, the report said.

Curran reportedly denied having a political agenda and said the email was intended to inform town residents, in accordance with her job as town clerk, according to the Examiner News.

The funeral will be scheduled to run on NCTV daily at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. for about two weeks, the report said. It will also be in the video archives on the town’s web site, as well.

Rebecca "Becky" Kittredge was a former eight-term council member and deputy supervisor.  She died Sunday, Aug. 25 at the age of 69.

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