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April 12, 2018

BURBANK, Calif. – Typical college kids study to get As, but Yorktown resident Gino Palmieri spent a day in February buying them. Having watched “Wheel of Fortune” since he was a youngster, Palmieri was admittedly nervous when he stepped onto the set of the game show earlier this year in Burbank, ...

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JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y. – Yorktown School District teachers, administrators and supporters cut loose on Saturday, March 24, as they enjoyed a Totally Awesome ’80s Night at Vittoria’Z in Jefferson Valley. The event, organized by the Foundation for Excellence in Yorktown Education, brought out more ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-The Yorktown Lions and American Legion hosted their annual Breakfast With the Easter Bunny at American Legion Hall in Yorktown, much to the delight of the many children (and adults) in attendance at two sold-out Sunday morning seatings. Organizers said this was the sixth year the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Yorktown was hit with its fourth March nor’easter last Wednesday, casting doubt on the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Downing Park. By Saturday, however, all of the snow had melted and a sunny spring day with temperatures in the mid-40s provided community children with another ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-When the postman came knocking at retired letter carrier Sal Muscente’s door at Jefferson Village in Yorktown Heights recently, he brought a box far bigger than needed for the usual bills or Pennysavers. “I thought my daughter had sent me a sweater or something,” he said. “And why ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Filling the shoes of a revered longtime pastor is no easy task. Luckily for Grace Lutheran Church’s new leader, Rev. Christopher Chantelau, it’s not his first time having to do so. The son of an Army colonel who’s lived in more than two dozen communities, Chantelau comes to ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-Halston Media continues to beat the odds. While other newspaper companies continue to shrink or fold, Halston, the parent company of Yorktown News, continues to grow. On March 8, Halston rolled out its fifth publication—The Katonah-Lewisboro Times, which now joins the family of ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Boy Scouts of American Troop 173 welcomed four new Eagle Scouts in January. To earn the rank, the young men completed an Eagle Scout service project to benefit the community or a local organization. • Ross Miller painted classrooms at Temple Beth Am; • Ian Schwartz painted ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Yorktown residents awoke Sunday, Feb. 18, to see 7 inches of snow on the ground. Three days later, all of the snow had melted and residents were having visions of summer as record-high temperatures washed over the area. At 79 degrees, Wednesday, Feb. 21, was the hottest ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y.-On Feb. 10, book lovers of the John C. Hart Library were treated to an early Valentine’s Day gift: a visit by best-selling author Adriana Trigiani. The evening program and reception was a fundraiser held by the Friends of the Hart Library. Trigiani is not only the author of 17 ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Romance was in the air at the 10th annual Valentine’s Day Swing Dance at Yorktown High School on Saturday, Feb. 10. The school’s bands hosted the event. Professional swing dancers provided dance lessons early in the evening before everyone showed off their new moves later on. Light ...

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NEW YORK – Twenty years ago, Patricia Byrnes surprised her then-fiancé, Kevin, by entering them into a contest to be married at the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day. The contest, organized by Kleinfeld Bridal, was only in its fourth year. Patricia and Kevin, both working for the New York ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Westchester-Putnam Council Boy Scouts of America has its first official all-girl den. Seven girls, ages 9 and 10, have formed a single-gender den of Webelos as part of Pack 164 in Yorktown Heights. The girls, many of whom have been unofficially participating in Cub Scouting ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Cub Scouts in Pack 251 participated in their annual Pinewood Derby on Thursday, Feb. 2, at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. Scouts, with the help of parents, built their own cars from kits containing a block of pine, plastic wheels and metal axles. The night consisted of dozens ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – If you see a yellow taxi cab driving through the streets of Yorktown, you can try to hail it, but you might not have much luck. It’s probably resident Michael Pincus putting a few more miles on his antique Checker taxi, which racked up 1.2 million of them from 1982 until its ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Zachary Lebid, a track and field athlete, a musician and a top student, had his high school career thrown off course last month when he was diagnosed with a neurological disorder. In mid-December, the Yorktown High School junior started experiencing mental confusion, was having ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - If you're out sledding or building a snowman this weekend, don't forget to send us your best snow photos and you may see them appear online or in our next print edition! Send all high-quality photos, captioned with full names and ages, to marschhauser@halstonmedia.com.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Thirty children and their chaperones from the Coachman Family Center in White Plains were treated to a Christmas celebration at the Yorktown Elks Lodge on Dec.12. The children were treated to an evening of dinner, games and, as expected, a visit from Santa. Each child received a ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-When Mirsada Rezk called the Yorktown Parks and Recreation Department over the summer about the lack of handicap-accessible swings at her neighborhood park, she was ready for a fight. Parks employees, however, never gave her the chance. Rezk’s 5-year-old son, Aydin, lives with ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Thanks to the power of social media, what started as a Yorktown’s mom’s simple gesture to teach her children the meaning of Christmas has grown into a massive donation drive with hundreds of donors and recipients. Last month, Susan Androsiglio, growing frustrated by her two young ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Santa took a break from Christmas preparation to enjoy breakfast with dozens of Yorktown families on Sunday, Dec. 3, at the American Legion. The annual Breakfast with Santa is organized by the Yorktown Lions Club and the American Legion. Proceeds raised at the event benefit causes ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Yorktown got in the holiday spirit Tuesday, Dec. 12, for the annual lighting of the Hanukkah menorah at Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field. The ceremony was organized by the Chabad of Yorktown and Rabbi Yehuda Heber. “The Hanukkah lights remind us, in a most obvious way, that ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-The Yorktown Heights Volunteer Fire Department held its Candy Cane Run on Sunday, Dec. 10. Mohegan Lake Volunteer Fire Department’s Candy Cane Run, postponed by the snowstorm, will be held Saturday, Dec. 16. Visit moheganfire.com for the schedule.    

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The Hart Crushers represented the John C. Hart Memorial Library in the fourth annual Westchester Library System Battle of the Books on Saturday, Oct. 21, at Hendrick Hudson High School. This fast-paced trivia competition, using buzzer systems and with a heavy emphasis on teamwork and ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Hundreds came out Saturday to watch as brightly designed holiday-themed floats made their way through Yorktown for the town’s sixth annual Holiday Electric Lights Parade. The parade started at Front Street and ended at Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field, where the town’s Christmas ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- With this year’s Indian summer finally giving way to wintry weather, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Over on Veterans Road in Yorktown, it’s looking even more like Christmas, thanks to Yorktown Stage’s mirthful, musical production of the beloved Hollywood classic ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown celebrated Veterans Day with a solemn ceremony in front of town hall on Saturday, Nov. 11. The next day, the town held its annual Veterans Day Parade, which included hundreds of veterans, local civic organizations, Scouts, town officials, first responders and even a few ...

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  SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Angelo Frangella didn’t know what to do with himself when he retired from UPS on May 30, 2005. So, he started walking. Beginning that day, Frangella, who credits UPS for making him statistically inclined, documented his daily walk totals down to the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown High School junior Ryan Neal Weitman has been named the 76th Eagle Scout from Troop 165. Weitman’s troop is based out of the Yorktown Presbyterian Church on Route 202, where his Eagle Scout Ceremony was held Sunday, Nov. 5. During his ceremony, Weitman also earned a ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A Little Free Library has been installed at Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field. Often in the form of small house-shaped boxes mounted on posts, Little Free Libraries are stocked with hand-me-down books that are up for grabs. A local book club asked the town board in January ...

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