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Land Deals Clear Way for Murphy’s Redevelopment in Yorktown

July 14, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Last month, a Cold Spring-based developer shelled out $1.8 million to purchase and lease two of the four parcels involved with the redevelopment of the Murphy’s Restaurant property.

The plan, which includes the construction of a three-story, 40,000-square-foot building in place of Murphy’s Restaurant, involves the use four neighboring parcels totaling 3.13 ...

Bloss Leads Lakeland to Victory

July 11, 2017

PUTNAM VALLEY, N.Y. — It may be summer league, but Lakeland’s offense, led by rising senior Katelyn Bloss’ two goals, was already in midseason form when it played Hendrick Hudson in Lakeland Girls Soccer Summer League action on June 28.

The Hornets scored twice in the first half and three times in the second half to record a 5-0 victory against the Sailors at Putnam Valley ...

Lacrosse Runs in the Family for Fusco

Yorktown graduate Rilea Fusco played attack and was a team captain on the varsity girls lacrosse team.

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

 
I’ve been around lacrosse my whole life because my brothers always played and my dad coached so I started young and would go to clinics with my brothers and other boys. My grandparents bought me ...

Bucpapa’s Goal Lifts Yorktown Past Briarcliff

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. — Yorktown rising senior center-back Besim Bucpapa scored with 3:04 left in the game, to give the Huskers a 1-0 victory against Briarcliff in Lakeland Boys Summer Soccer League action at Walter Panas.

“I missed a chance earlier, one-on-one with the keeper,” Bucpapa said. “I went back one-on-one with the keeper and this time I made sure I put it ...

Yorktown Auxiliary Police Disbanded over Safety Concerns

July 20, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Auxiliary Police has been disbanded by Police Chief Robert Noble.

The all-volunteer group, which assists the Yorktown Police Department, has been in existence for more than 60 years. Noble, in a statement to Yorktown News, said the organization was officially disbanded at 11:59 p.m. July 1, for “security concerns.” The volunteer officers are ...

Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Selling Heroin Connected to Overdose Death

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A 20-year-old Tarrytown man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for selling heroin that led to the overdose death of a White Plains man.

Thomas Cipollaro, 25, overdosed on heroin in Nov. 3, 2015, in the Kmart parking lot in Yorktown. Police say it was Anthony “Taco” Delosangeles who sold Cipollaro the drugs that killed him, as well as sold ...

State Police Dish Out 132 Tickets at FDR Park in Yorktown

Editor's Note: This article has been updated to include tickets issued on Sunday. Originally, the article only contained tickets issued on Saturday.

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - New York State Police officers dished out more than 100 tickets at FDR Park over the weekend as part of a child restraint checkpoint, the department said in a news release.

On Saturday, during a six-hour detail at the ...

Court Clears Yorktown of Wrongdoing Over Tree Law

July 20, 2017

Editor's Note: This article has been updated from its print version to more accurately reflect the judge's decision regarding the meeting minutes of Sept. 20, 2016.

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The town board did not violate any laws regarding the creation and approval of a new tree law, a State Supreme Court justice has determined.

Resident Susan Siegel, a former town supervisor and ...

Yorktown Settles Pipeline Lawsuit; Gets $4.6 Million to Build New Sports Complex

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown’s “Field of Dreams” moved closer to becoming a reality Tuesday night, as the town board authorized Supervisor Michael Grace to sign three agreements with Enbridge, a Canada-based pipeline company, totaling $4.6 million. Money from the agreements, one of which settled an eminent domain lawsuit filed last week against the town, is expected to be ...

Yorktown Town Board Revokes Permit of Sober Home

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - In a 4-0 vote Tuesday night, the town board revoked the special use permit that allowed for the operation of a sober living residence at 482 Underhill Ave.

At dispute had been whether the special use permit for a convalescent home should transfer from the previous owners to the new ones. The ownership of the property changed hands on Thursday, May 11, ...

Montero Resignation Creates Vacancy on Yorktown School Board

July 17, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Central School District Board of Education is seeking candidates to replace Christine Montero, who resigned from the school board last week to avoid any potential conflict of interest with the newly hired superintendent of schools, Dr. Ronald Hattar, who is also her brother.

Montero, who was appointed to the school board in 2011 and re-elected twice after ...

‘What Would You Do?’ Films at Yorktown Gas Station

July 13, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – “What Would You Do?”, a hidden camera show broadcast on ABC, filmed yesterday at the Shell gas station on the corner of Commerce Street and Kear Street.

Using actors in a public setting, the show puts real people in the middle of a moral dilemma. The hidden camera show records bystanders' reactions as actors carry out seemingly unethical or illegal ...

Gear up for ‘Grease’ at Yorktown Stage

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – When it comes to crowd-pleasing musicals, “Grease” is the one that everybody wants to see. On Broadway, it’s one of the longest-running shows in theater annals; in Hollywood, it’s one of the highest-grossing musicals at the box office; in music, it’s one of the best-selling albums ever; and at Yorktown Stage, where it has played to some 5,000 ...

Little Cabin Sandwich Shop Opens in Yorktown

July 15, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Little Cabin Sandwich Shop has opened on Route 202/Crompond Road in Yorktown.

The 800 square-foot shop, located at 3787 Crompond Road, was approved by the planning board in September 2016.

The shop is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. It is closed on Sunday. 

Seven Scoops Custard Shop Opens in Shrub Oak

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. - Seven Scoops custard shop celebrated its grand opening on Friday, July 7.

The shop is owned by Sean Davies, a 2003 Lakeland High School graduate. Davies, one of seven children, said there are seven new custard and Italian ice flavors daily.

"We post the flavors every day on Facebook," Davies said. "It gets made fresh every day."

At the ...

Escape the Mystery Room Coming to the Jefferson Valley Mall

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown residents will soon find out whether they can Escape the Mystery Room.

The interactive puzzle-solving attraction is headed to the Jefferson Valley Mall, according to a sign posted at an upstairs storefront.

According to its website, Escape the Mystery Room offers people the “chance to be a real-life detective.” Teams have 50 minutes to work ...

Lake Day Puts Spotlight on Mohegan Lake

July 20, 2017

MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. – Dozens of area residents soaked up the sun on Saturday and enjoyed Mohegan Lake’s many beaches with fishing, boat races, demonstrations and more at the annual Lake Day celebration.

The event started at 8 a.m. with volunteers working to make a hiking trail around Rock Hill Park (formerly Holland Sporting Club). That was followed by a fishing derby at Mohegan ...

Yorktown's Richard Adamski, Co-Founder of Support Connection, Dies

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Richard J. Adamski, who co-founded Support Connection more than two decades ago in memory of his wife, died last week at the age of 75.

Following the death of his wife, Myra, from breast cancer in 1994, Adamski and dozens of her friends and co-workers travelled to New York City to participate in a breast cancer awareness walk. On the return bus home, Adamski and ...

YAC Girls Compete in Softball Skills Competition

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The annual Softball Skills Competition for Yorktown Athletic Club 8U and 6U teams was held Saturday, June 24, at Downing Park.

Girls competed in throwing, hitting and running. Trophies were awarded to all Yorktown Athletic Club participants and medals were awarded to first, second, and third winners in each division.  There was music, family fun, pizza and lots of ...

Take It to the Limit: Eagles Cover Band Rocks Yorktown Gazebo

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Desert Highway, an Eagles cover band, had people out of their seats and dancing on Sunday at a summer concert sponsored by the Yorktown Lions Club. The July 9 concert, co-hosted by Yorktown’s parks and recreation department, was the second of six free concerts, including a Saturday Spectacular, scheduled at Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field for the 23rd Summer ...

Lake Day Returns This Saturday to Mohegan Lake

MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. – Where can you enjoy fishing derbies for kids, boat races, local art, live music, all on the same day, at the same lakeside locale in Westchester County? Mohegan Lake.

Mohegan Lake’s annual Lake Day celebration is geared for family fun and is free and open to the public. Every year, the Mohegan Lake community comes together to host this lake-wide festival by ...

Court Clears Yorktown of Wrongdoing Over Tree Law

July 20, 2017

Editor's Note: This article has been updated from its print version to more accurately reflect the judge's decision regarding the meeting minutes of Sept. 20, 2016.

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The town board did not violate any laws regarding the creation and approval of a new tree law, a State Supreme Court justice has determined.

Resident Susan Siegel, a former town supervisor and ...

Bail Reduced for Yorktown Man Involved in Independence Day Standoff

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Bail has been reduced for David Grolz, the Yorktown man who was arrested after an Independence Day standoff with police.

Appearing in Yorktown Justice Court last night, Charles J. Scheld, the attorney for Grolz, said the 11-year Yorktown resident has had no prior run-ins with the law. He asked that bail, initially set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond, be lowered to something ...

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Mediscam!

Over the past couple of weeks, you have been inundated with either collusion, collusion, collusion or the Republican health care remedy that will kill people by the thousands.

These have been parroted by the media, Democrats and Never Trumpers. I really do not know why I separate them, for they are one and the same. You do not believe me? You think I am so in bed with the Trump train, I cannot ...

You Are Entitled to Your Opinion

As the Russian email scandal continues to unfold, I am reminded of the words of former FBI director James Comey when, not too long ago, he described President Trump’s assertions about the FBI as follows: “Those are lies, plain and simple.”

President Trump has told more documented falsehoods in his first year in office than any other president in my lifetime. By doing so, he ...

A Community of Charities

Chambers of commerce like those in Yorktown, Somers, Mahopac-Carmel and elsewhere have a vital purpose in supporting and promoting a healthy, growing economy composed of local businesses that are predicated on the profit motive.

At the same time, points out Deb Milone, executive director of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce, “Our region has a large nonprofit business ...

Walk This Way

My husband and I had been circling the narrow cobblestone streets of a small village in Spain for 15 minutes looking for parking, with no success. Every spot was either “no parking” or “no standing” or some other restriction we couldn’t make out because the signs were in Spanish and the only two words we knew in Spanish were parking and standing.

Finally, we ...

What to do with the Kids This Summer

Dear Dr. Linda,

Help! Summer isn’t even halfway over and I can’t wait for school to start. Over the past years, you’ve listed activities to do with kids, but my kids were little so I didn’t pay close attention. Now I need some ideas to do with my 8-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son that won’t cost a lot of money. They should have gone to camp, which is what ...

We Are a Country of Laws

July 13, 2017

In response to Mr. Michael Blum’s letter to the editor, “Drama on the Municipal Channel”, I offer the following response: I watched the June town board meeting, as he suggested, and commend Mr. Blum and others who had the courage to speak publicly on a topic they feel very strongly about.

With all due respect, the petition to make Somers a town that is “inclusive” ...

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Sat, July 22, 9:00 AM

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Sat, July 22, 2:00 PM

John C. Hart Memorial Library, Shrub Oak

East of the Sun, West of the Moon

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Sat, July 22, 7:00 PM

Rippowam Cisqua School Auditorium, Mount Kisco

Moms & Dads Rock

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How to Prepare for Parent-Teacher Meetings

Dana Stahl, a learning specialist and educational consultant, will address educational questions and concerns that parents may have regarding their children’s academic development and progress in school. Topics can center on such concerns as how to handle homework dilemmas or what questions to ask at a Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) or Committee on Special Education (CSE) ...

Schools Seek To Fill Board Vacancy

July 11, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Board of Education of the Yorktown Central School District announces a vacancy due to the recent resignation of Christine Montero. The vacancy will be filled by Board appointment until the Board of Education election on May 15th 2018. The Board is seeking letters from residents interested in filling the opening.

Those interested in serving on the Board are asked to send a ...