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Yorktown Police Make Two Identity Theft Arrests

July 12, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Yorktown Police Department arrested two men on felony identity theft charges this week.

On Wednesday, police responded to Chase Bank on Commerce Street, where a 44-year-old Bronx man was allegedly trying to withdraw money from somebody else’s account, police said. Bank employees told police that, earlier in the day, another bank branch warned them about the man, ...

Man Runs from Police After Slamming Car into SUV in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – State, town and county police took to the air and ground on Saturday afternoon to search for a driver who fled his vehicle after he allegedly crashed into another driver on Underhill Avenue.

Around 1 p.m., the driver was allegedly spotted driving his 2014 Dodge Charger “triple digits” on the northbound Taconic State Parkway in Yorktown Heights, said Trooper ...

Photos: 2018 Yorktown Fire Department Parade

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The annual Fireman’s Day Parade, one of Yorktown’s oldest traditions, returned Wednesday, June 20.

Yorktown was joined at its parade by many other departments throughout the county, including Mohegan Lake, Bedford Hills and Pleasantville.

After the parade wrapped up, many made their way over to the Fundraising Carnival located at Commerce Street and Veterans ...

Mohegan Lake Audi Proposes Expansion

July 13, 2018

MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. - Mohegan Lake Audi is looking to expand its building onto a neighboring parcel on Route 6/East Main Street.

The luxury car company, which has been operating for decades at 1791 East Main St., has already acquired a modest lot to its west. That commercially zoned parcel, which was once home to a pizzeria, would be home to Audi’s new service area, said Joe Riina of Site ...

Yorktown Renames Community Center for Past Supervisor, Al Capellini

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Community and Cultural Center has been renamed in memory of former Town Supervisor Albert. A Capellini, who died on April 12 at the age of 75.

Though he retired from politics nearly four decades ago, Capellini, a land-use attorney, remained a presence at town hall, representing many high-profile developments. He was also involved in several Yorktown-based ...

Yorktown to Take Ownership of Jefferson Valley Mall Road

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – An approval earlier this month by the Planning Board paved the way for the Jefferson Valley Mall to construct a new 8,000-square-foot retail building in a rarely used area of the mall’s parking lot.

The board unanimously voted to subdivide a 38.7-acre parcel owned by the mall. This will enable Washington Prime, the mall’s owner, to construct an entrance ramp ...

Before Graduation, Lakeland Seniors Go Back to Where It All Began

July 3, 2018

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – Graduating seniors from Lakeland High School returned to their old stomping grounds on Wednesday, June 6, as they were celebrated by students in Ben Franklin, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson elementary schools.

Dozens of students were bused to each school on Wednesday morning, where they were greeted outside by a welcoming party. Inside, they were treated ...

Yorktown to Take Ownership of Jefferson Valley Mall Road

July 4, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – An approval earlier this month by the Planning Board paved the way for the Jefferson Valley Mall to construct a new 8,000-square-foot retail building in a rarely used area of the mall’s parking lot.

The board unanimously voted to subdivide a 38.7-acre parcel owned by the mall. This will enable Washington Prime, the mall’s owner, to construct an entrance ramp ...

Photos: Beatlemania Comes to Yorktown

July 13, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – “Here Comes the Sun,” indeed.

The Hofners, a Beatles tribute band, opened the Summer Concert Series on Sunday, July 1, performing a two-hour set in near-triple-digit temperatures. Hundreds of lawn chairs were strategically scattered around Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field, as concert-goers looked for any shade they could find.

Despite the sweltering ...

Yorktown Graduates Serve in Marines

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Six members of the Yorktown High School Class of 2017 have enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and are now stationed in their home bases. The 2017 graduates are:

• Pfc. Cameron DaRos

• Pfc. Thomas Littleton

• Pfc. Spencer Pagliuca

• Pvt. Alice Jednak

• Pfc. James Schiavo

• Pfc. Richard Heckett

Jednak’s brother, Thomas, ...

Photos: 2018 Yorktown Fire Department Parade

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The annual Fireman’s Day Parade, one of Yorktown’s oldest traditions, returned Wednesday, June 20.

Yorktown was joined at its parade by many other departments throughout the county, including Mohegan Lake, Bedford Hills and Pleasantville.

After the parade wrapped up, many made their way over to the Fundraising Carnival located at Commerce Street and Veterans ...

Yorktown's Hilltop Hanover Celebrates Farm Fest

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On Saturday, June 2, Hilltop Hanover Farm of Yorktown Heights hosted its fifth annual Farm Fest. More than 1,000 people attended the event, which was highlighted by “Farm and Farmer Appreciation Day” proclamations read by Ilan Gilbert, Yorktown town supervisor, and David Kvinge, director of environmental planning for Westchester County. Both also addressed the ...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Puts Yorktown Heights on the Map

July 2, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - In a 24-hour span, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went from a relatively unknown political newcomer to one of the faces of the Democratic Party.

Last week, the 28-year-old Yorktown High School graduate pulled off an upset victory in a primary for the 14th Congressional District (eastern Bronx and north-central Queens), ousting 10-term incumbent Joseph Crowley, who was in the running ...

Photos: Kids Out-Slug Yorktown Cops in Charity Baseball Game

July 9, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The 11U Yorktown Sluggers emerged victorious in the third annual Kids vs. Cops charity baseball game, held Saturday, June 23, at the Route 202 fields. It was a nail-biter up until the final inning, when the Sluggers broke the game open, winning 11-7 over the Yorktown Police Benevolent Association.

The charity baseball game is organized annually by Dr. Rodd Stein, Sergio ...

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Finding Meaning in Life

A recently published article by behavioral scientist, Clay Routledge, points out an alarming increase (25 percent) in suicides over the last 19 years, which applies across ethnic and racial lines. The question that plagues him is why? This is not the first time this exact issue has been raised.

The year 1880 was witness to a similar upturn in suicides in Europe, so much so that scientist, ...

Rage Cycles

The background news of politics each week seems to grow louder and louder, with every activity of the Trump administration creating hysteria, and denunciations, or comparisons to Nazis or other fascists. 

In the last few weeks we have seen the immigration crisis at the border, which made seasoned news media compare Trump to Hitler directly, only to be replaced last week with hysteria over ...

A (Burnt) Toast to Love and Marriage, on the Rocks

In its first few moments, sitcom-style comedy “Clever Little Lies” grabs audience attention right away, with one of the most revealing wardrobe changes you’ll ever see on stage. It is done modestly but just provocatively enough to elicit vocal appreciation from amused patrons.

The fast-paced play, starring Richard Kline of TV comedy classic “Three’s ...

Introducing Yorktown Heights

July 11, 2018

So, it appears our small community was thrust into the spotlight earlier this month in a most unexpected way.

A little-known Congressional candidate pulled off a major upset in her Democratic primary and became an overnight celebrity. Before this, our biggest claim to fame was that we had a funny police department that liked to make jokes on Facebook.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whether she ...

The Adventures of Superdog

I was always very impressed that my dog could bark on command and come when I called his name, until I read in the newspaper about a dog that saved his owner’s life by calling 9-1-1. Apparently, when his owner had a seizure, the dog pushed a speed-dial button for 9-1-1, barked into the receiver for help, and then opened the door when the responders arrived.

Honestly, though, it’s ...

If You See Something, Say Something

July 11, 2018

I am writing this letter because I see something different with the new Yorktown Town Board. I see an open government instead of a dictatorship with rubber stamps. I see the new Town Board working together for the best interests of the residents in Yorktown.

The auditor suggests in his report to not start a capital project without having the money first. A bad example is the Granite Knolls ...

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Yorktown Residents Named Ambassadors of Support-a-Walk

July 12, 2018

Two Yorktown residents have been named Walk Ambassadors for the Annual Support-a-Walk organized by Support Connection, a non-profit organization that provides support and services to people battling breast or ovarian cancer. This year's walk will take place on Oct. 7 (rain or shine) at FDR State Park.

Mary Heagle, Mohegan Lake

Heagle’s experience with breast cancer began when her ...