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Yorktown Home of Historic Distinction: John C. Hart Memorial Library

March 19, 2017

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – It would be extremely difficult to find anyone in Yorktown who does not treasure the John C. Hart Memorial Library in Shrub Oak. Generations of children have enjoyed story hours there; the reading room is constantly in use; and the local history section is a trove of information for curious Yorktown residents. But, for years before John Coleridge Hart’s daughter, ...

Affordable Housing Options Available in Somers, Yorktown

WESTCHESTER, N.Y. – Applications are now being accepted for over 30 new, fair and affordable homes in Westchester. These homes are single-family properties and condominiums, ranging in size, from one to five bedrooms. All of the homes are in good condition and located in the following communities: Bedford, Buchanan, Cortlandt, Harrison, Lewisboro, Mount Pleasant, North Castle, Pelham Manor, ...

Lakeland/Panas Looks to Repeat as Section Champs

March 22, 2017

SHRUB OAK, N.Y.— Last year was a dream season for the Lakeland/Panas boys lacrosse squad as it finished 19-3, won its second Section 1 Class A championship in three years before losing in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association semifinals to perennial Long Island power Ward Melville, 16-6.

Looking to lead the Rebels to another sectional title this spring are senior ...

Yorktown Boys Aim for Eighth State Title

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y.— Yorktown’s boys lacrosse team is coming off another stellar campaign, in which it won the Section 1 Class B sectional title, its sixth straight and 39th sectional crown in its illustrious history

The Huskers, which finished 16-7 a year ago against one of the top schedules in the nation, made it to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association ...

Lakeland Savvy Senior in Control on the Court

Lakeland senior Tim Fallo was a guard and team captain on the varsity boys basketball team. He’s also on the boys lacrosse team and will play in college at SUNY Geneseo.

How old were you when you started playing basketball and how did you get started?

I’ve been playing basketball since I was 3 years old. With my dad being the girls basketball coach, I was always in the gym ...

Yonkers Women Accused of Stealing $2k in Merchandise from Ulta Beauty

March 22, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Two Yonkers women are facing felony grand larceny charges after, police say, they stole $2,112 in merchandise from Ulta Beauty in the Jefferson Valley Mall.

The alleged theft occurred around 1:19 p.m. Sunday, March 5. An investigation by the Yorktown Police Department determined that Destiny Hudson, 28, and Lawren Jackson, 26, acted together in stealing the merchandise, ...

Yorktown Teen Accused of Stealing from Cookie Shop in JV Mall

JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y. – A Yorktown teenager has been charged with felony burglary after, police say, he stole a chocolate chip cookie cake from the Great American Cookies kiosk in the Jefferson Valley Mall.

Kristian M. Singh, 17, is accused of entering the mall around 11:13 p.m. Thursday, March 9, when it was closed. Once inside, police say, Singh entered the cookie shop kiosk and stole ...

Yorktown Planning Board Reviews Murphy’s Redevelopment

March 22, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – In a “first look” at the proposed redevelopment of four Yorktown Heights parcels, which includes Murphy’s Restaurant and the Grace Building, the planning board requested additional studies and aesthetic changes before a formal application is filed.

A “pre-preliminary” application filed by Unicorn Contracting Corp., a Cold Spring-based ...

Yorktown Purchases New Van for Senior Center

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The town of Yorktown has purchased a new van to transport seniors to and from the Yorktown Senior Center.

The purchase was made possible with a grant from the Federal Transit Administration’s Section 5310 Program (administered by New York State Department of Transportation), which seeks to enhance mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities. The cost of ...

State Cleans up ‘Eyesore’ at Main Yorktown Intersection

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article misquoted Highway Superintendent Dave Paganelli. We regret the error.

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Long considered an eyesore at one of the “gateways” to Yorktown, the New York State Department of Transportation last week began cleaning up its property at the intersection of routes 100 and 118.

“This is in our town and it ...

Retiring Yorktown Superintendent Looks Back on Career

March 17, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – An educator of 43 years, Dr. Ralph Napolitano’s 11 years as Yorktown’s superintendent was just a small portion of his career; however, his decision to retire at the end of this school year was a big one.

“The job of superintendent is a very challenging one. Schools are complex businesses that have the most valuable products—people’s ...

Educators, Community Partners Honored at Lakeland Casino Night

MAHOPAC, N.Y. – The Lakeland Education Foundation honored a group of Lakeland educators and one of its community partners at its annual Casino Night, Silent Auction and Dinner Dance, held at the Villa Barone in Mahopac on Saturday, March 11.

Created in 1994, the foundation is approaching $1 million raised and donated to benefit the district’s students.

This year’s honorees ...

Crompond Student to Compete in State Geography Bee

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Fourth grader Glen Capshaw will put his geography knowledge to the test later this month against other young geography buffs at the New York State National Geographic Bee.

It is the first time in the Crompond Elementary School’s history that a student has won a place to compete in the National Geographic Bee, said Principal Lori Roberts.

“We are very proud of ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

March 19, 2017

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

YHS Students Stage ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown High School’s production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” had a three-night run the weekend of March 3; however, Yorktown News caught up with the cast backstage and was given a glimpse of what most audience members didn’t see.

Twenty minutes prior to the dress rehearsal, there weren’t many performers to be ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

March 19, 2017

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

Plan Calls for Demolition of Murphy's; Construction of Bank, Retail

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A plan calling for the demolition of Murphy's Restaurant, which would be replaced with a 40,000-square-foot retail and office building, has been filed with the Yorktown Planning Department. A 2,925-square-foot bank is also being proposed for a piece of vacant land on the corner of Kear Street and Route 118.

The plan involves four parcels: Murphy's ...

Harlem Wizards Bring Magic to Yorktown

March 21, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Harlem Wizards and their high-flying antics came to Yorktown High School on Saturday, March. 18. The Wizards took on the Yorktown Central Superstars, a team composed of teachers and administrators, and delighted the sold-out crowds with their amazing basketball skills and comedy.

All photos by Deena Bell

Couples Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries at Yorktown Church

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Eight couples celebrated milestone anniversaries Sunday, Feb. 19, at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church. The couples renewed their vows.

Pictured: Front row: Amy and Joseph Knapp (10 years), Beryl and Richard Zapp (60 years), Susan and David Hamm (25 years), and Pat and Andy Sabol (45 years); back row: Lisa and Bradley Wheeler (20 years), Carol and Richard Holodak (40 ...

Yorktown Republicans Unveil Ticket for November Elections

March 11, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Republican Town Committee has unveiled its slate of candidates for the 2017 election.

The ticket will feature mostly incumbents, as Supervisor Michael Grace, Councilman Gregory Bernard, Highway Superintendent Dave Paganelli and Town Justice Sal Lagonia all seek re-election. They will joined by political newcomer Rob Puff, a Shrub Oak resident and financial ...

Yorktown Girl Scouts Hold Seventh Annual Cookie Drive

March 18, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Now in sixth grade, the girls from Troop 1376 have been donating Girl Scout cookies to the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital since kindergarten, when they had a friend in the hospital.

Rather than donating to a cause far away, Troop Leader Lori Scanlan wanted to help the girls choose a local cause that they could see and experience first-hand. Scanlan said the ...

Don’t Let a False Positive Prevent Your Annual Mammogram

March 22, 2017

A false positive screening mammogram is defined as a mammogram that results in calling back a patient for additional imaging. For every 1,000 women who have a screening mammogram, 100 are called back for additional images. Of those, 20 are recommended to have a biopsy and five are diagnosed with breast cancer. Reassuring a patient that the overwhelming majority of mammograms, and even biopsies, ...

Why Many New Year’s Resolutions Fail

Close your eyes and think back…

Think back to Jan. 1.

You made up your mind; things were going to be different this year.

“I’m finally getting my act together,” you said. “I’m making time for myself. I’m going to eat better and I’m going back to the gym.”

You start off like a house on fire!

And then…

You fade away ...

All You Need Is Love

Often, when a child is spoiled and undisciplined, people attribute it to the parent giving them “too much love.” But this is a misconception.

Sure, the parents who shower their children with gifts and who are lenient toward them may seem to be loving. However, both gifts and leniency are not love. Instead they’re shoddy love-like-things that replace actual ...

Couples Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries at Yorktown Church

March 20, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Eight couples celebrated milestone anniversaries Sunday, Feb. 19, at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church. The couples renewed their vows.

Pictured: Front row: Amy and Joseph Knapp (10 years), Beryl and Richard Zapp (60 years), Susan and David Hamm (25 years), and Pat and Andy Sabol (45 years); back row: Lisa and Bradley Wheeler (20 years), Carol and Richard Holodak (40 ...

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Protect Our Wetlands Now; Don’t Wait for the Public Hearing

March 15, 2017

Sometime this spring, possibly as early as April, the town board is expected to hold a public hearing on a new wetlands law. There can be no doubt that the proposed law, as currently written, weakens the regulations that are protecting our fragile and critically important wetlands. The proposed law:

• Dramatically increases the size of wetlands that would be protected, from 1,000 square ...

A Phishing Expedition

Why does nothing stick to President Trump? Ever since he came down that escalator at Trump Tower, nothing the Democrats, the media (which, according to WikiLeaks, are one and the same) or the establishment talking heads have thrown at him has stuck. He never lost his core support to the point where he actually won the presidential election. None of it stuck.

There were items and remarks that ...

Understanding President Trump

We have always taken pains to judge our political leaders through a lens that is part partisan affiliation and part deep-seated values.

These values include consistency and truth-telling. We generally don’t tolerate being deceived or lied to, even if the deceiver shares our political stripes. “Flip-flopping” is anathema in our political world. Consequently, when a politician ...

Festival Celebrates Women Playwrights

Glass Ceiling: “A metaphor used to represent an invisible barrier that keeps a given demographic (typically applied to women) from rising beyond a certain level.”

In what is believed to be a first for Westchester theater, a one-act festival will celebrate women playwrights.

“Glass Ceiling Breakers,” the umbrella title for the all-female festival, offers a pungent mix ...

Attention All Catalog Shoppers

Back in my early days of suburbia, I received one or two catalogs in the mail, and that was about it. However, catalogs, I soon learned, are like rabbits, and tend to multiply if left unattended. At first I looked forward to the occasional Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma catalogs. Not that I was buying, because we were young and house poor. But like a man with a girly magazine, I liked to look ...

How Important Are SAT/ACT Exams?

Dear Dr. Linda,

My wife is having our son take the SAT and the ACT over and over again. Each time it costs money and even more money for the tutor. I’m an attorney and never took this many exams in my life. Our son is miserable, my wife is determined and I’m angry. I guess you have a clear picture of our home environment at this time. It’s not pretty. Any ...

‘We the People…’

March 22, 2017

I worked with a man in a literacy program who is now an American citizen. When he was studying for the exam, he told me “I read the words, ‘We the People…We the People,’ and I want to be part of that.” He repeated the phrase slowly, with such reverence and respect that I choked up. He gave me the perspective of someone who had his nose pressed up against the glass, ...

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