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Global Supply-Chain Disruptions Felt by Local Governments

May 11, 2022

SOMERS, N.Y. - There may be no end in sight to the supply-chain issues affecting local communities, as wait times lengthen and rising prices strain municipal budgets. 

“There’s procurement issues all the way down the line,” said Dave Paganelli, Yorktown’s superintendent of highways.

Paganelli listed multiple items that are either delayed or whose prices ...

Parker Mercantile Opens for Business in Croton Falls 

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Although literally up to her elbows in colorful flowers last week, Libby Parker took a break to promote her latest entrepreneurial adventure – an artisan “general store” she hopes to grow in Croton Falls.

The former owner of Lift Trucks Gallery was making bouquets for Parker Mercantile, a treasure trove of hand-crafted goodies now planted in one half ...

Sen. Harckham Touches on Tough Topics During Podcast

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.  Host Brett Freeman was joined by New York State Sen. Pete Harckham of the 40th Senate district in this week's episode of Hudson Valley Uncensored. 

You can listen to it by clicking HERE. 

The senator answered questions on topics ranging from bail reform to his bill on ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units) to redistricting.

Joining Freeman in ...


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The Joys of Imperfection 

May 16, 2022

I used to try to do things perfectly and as a result, not much got done. OK, that’s not entirely true - I did go to college, got married, had kids and in general those things turned out pretty well. But there are a lot of things in life that I struggle to do perfectly, like a perfect house, perfect dinner, perfect dress size and perfect response to every smart aleck remark that comes my ...

Tales of Ties and Tails

That headline-grabbing, delinquent supply chain has now wormed its wayward way into graduation ceremonies, of all things. In some cases, cases of caps and gowns and hoods (those sash-ish affairs that denote academic degree) are backlogged in production or in transit, leaving schools to scramble to ensure their alumni-in-waiting are decorously adorned, as tradition dictates.

Shortages of sashes ...

PCSB Bank Partners with United for the Troops

May 20, 2022

Yorktown Heights, NY, May 20, 2022: PCSB Bank has announced it will partner with United for the Troops by launching a drive to provide those serving in the armed forces with much-needed donations.

PCSB will have red collection bins at all of its 14 branch locations to accept donations until May 31, 2022. A wish list of non-perishable items can be found at Wish List - United for the ...

Your Next Chapter: Estate Planning Considerations for the Newly Retired

Congratulations on your retirement!

Like many, you probably have a bucket list of things you would like to accomplish such as travel the world, spend more time with your grandkids and take up a new hobby. While these are all excellent ambitions, the milestone of retirement is also a good time to ensure your finances, beneficiary designations, estate planning, and long-term care strategy are in ...