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Saccomanno makes WWE debut on Monday Night Raw

November 20, 2017

HOUSTON, TEXAS — Yorktown native Amanda Saccomanno made her main roster debut with World Wrestling Entertainment when she appeared on Monday Night Raw tonight.

Saccomanno, who goes by Mandy Rose with WWE, aligned herself with former women's champion Paige and Sonya Deville, who appeared on Tough Enough with Saccomanno in 2015.

The 26-year old Saccomanno, who currently resides ...

November Nine: Lakeland Tops Vestal for Ninth Straight Class B Title

ENDWELL, N.Y.— Lakeland’s field hockey team held just a one-goal halftime lead in the Class B state championship game, but the Hornets were determined to put the game away in the second half.

Two quick goals from junior Julianna Cappello accomplished that and the Hornets went on to win their ninth straight state title and 12th overall, all under coach Sharon Sarsen, by defeating ...

Yorktown, Lakeland-Panas Run at Sectionals

WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y.— The Lakeland/Panas’ boys cross-country squad ended its fall season with a 13th place finish at the 2017 Section 1 Class A championships at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls.

Leading the way for the Rebels were seniors Nick Merando (18.23, 44th place), Nico Vazquez (18:39, 65th), Ryan Bieber (19:03, 82nd) and junior Carlos Vasquez (18:59, 78th) with Chris ...

Yorktown Police Officers Sprout Whiskers for Charity

November 24, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y.--From the chief of police to the maintenance staff, just about everyone in the Yorktown Police Department is sporting a beard this month. Even the women are getting in on the fun, with casual clothing days on Mondays and Fridays.

The best part about No-Shave November, said Chief Robert Noble, is it’s all for a good cause. Police department employees have so far ...

Four Teens Charged with Armed Robbery of Yorktown Home

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Four teenagers facing armed robbery charges are accused of stealing from a Yorktown residence while threatening the occupants of the home with handguns, according to the Yorktown Police Department.

Police responded to a Wells Street home around 5:50 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, on reports of a dispute. Upon arrival, a male victim told officers that he had just been robbed by ...

Yorktown Family Targeted in ‘Virtual Kidnapping’ Scam

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Imagine receiving a phone call from a familiar area code on a late weekday morning. You don’t recognize the number, but decide to answer anyway. When you do, you hear the screams of young woman in the background, followed by a man saying, “We have your daughter.”

This man might even have specific details, including your daughter’s name and the ...

Second Solar Farm proposed in Yorktown

November 23, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y.---A second solar farm has been proposed for Yorktown, this time for vacant land on Darby Street.

Supervisor Michael Grace said the privately owned land is otherwise undevelopable.

This is the second such proposal in as many months. In early October, a company proposed developing a solar farm on Foothill Road.

Grace said solar farms appear to be the “development du ...

Yorktown Board Alters Salaries, Cuts Position

YORKTOWN, N.Y.--In a 4-1 vote last week, the town board adopted a preliminary budget for 2018 with altered salaries, a slashed position and increased expenditures.

Supervisor Michael Grace proposed changes to two positions in his office, which he will hand over to Ilan Gilbert on Jan. 1. The board agreed to reduce the salary of the supervisor’s confidential secretary by $20,000.

The ...

Yorktown Names Valedictorian and Salutatorian

November 19, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Ellen O’Callaghan and Marlee Pincus have been named the valedictorian and salutatorian of Yorktown High School, respectively.

O’Callaghan is captain of both the varsity soccer and lacrosse teams, vice president of the Class of 2018, sports editor of the school newspaper, a member of the National Honor Society, a member of VAASA (Varsity Athletes against ...

Check out the Holiday ‘Miracle’ in Yorktown this Weekend

November 23, 2017

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 “Miracle on 34th Street.” 

Originally on Broadway in the ...

Yorktown Board Alters Salaries, Cuts Position

November 22, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y.--In a 4-1 vote last week, the town board adopted a preliminary budget for 2018 with altered salaries, a slashed position and increased expenditures.

Supervisor Michael Grace proposed changes to two positions in his office, which he will hand over to Ilan Gilbert on Jan. 1. The board agreed to reduce the salary of the supervisor’s confidential secretary by $20,000.

The ...

Check out the Holiday ‘Miracle’ in Yorktown this Weekend

November 23, 2017

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 “Miracle on 34th Street.” 

Originally on Broadway in the ...

Yorktown Honors Its Veterans

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 classic cars and tractors.

The parade began at 2 p.m. at Lakeland High School. Marchers made ...

Yorktown Man's Walking Routine Comes Full Circle

 

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 tenth-of-a-mile.

Over the course of 4,549 days, Frangella, 67, has walked about 5.4 miles per day.

Yorktown's Weitman Promoted to Eagle Scout

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 bronze palm and a gold palm because he earned 31 merit badges, which is 10 more than is ...

County Shake-up Spells End for Kaplowitz as Chairman

November 14, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Last week’s election results were bittersweet for Mike Kaplowitz, who won an 11th term as county legislator but will likely be ousted from his chairman’s post.

Kaplowitz, a Democrat who ran unopposed, has been chairman of the 17-member Westchester County Board of Legislators since January 2014, when a bipartisan coalition of seven Republicans and two ...

Yorktown Police Officers Sprout Whiskers for Charity

November 24, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y.--From the chief of police to the maintenance staff, just about everyone in the Yorktown Police Department is sporting a beard this month. Even the women are getting in on the fun, with casual clothing days on Mondays and Fridays.

The best part about No-Shave November, said Chief Robert Noble, is it’s all for a good cause. Police department employees have so far ...

Superintendent Calls on Community to ‘Fill the Bus’ for Driver in Need

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A donation drive is being held Saturday for a Yorktown school bus driver who lost all of her belongings in a house fire, said Dr. Ron Hattar, superintendent of the Yorktown Central School District.

From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., a yellow school bus will be parked near the tennis courts at Yorktown High School to accept donations of household items. Hattar is ...

MADD Walk is a Reminder: Drunk Driving Kills

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The second annual Westchester Walk Like MADD event was held Saturday, Oct. 21, at FDR Park in Yorktown. The fundraiser benefits MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), a non-profit organization that strives to end drunk driving and support those affected by drunk driving.

The organization holds Walk Like MADD events throughout the nation, but 2016 marked the first year it ...

Second Solar Farm proposed in Yorktown

November 23, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y.---A second solar farm has been proposed for Yorktown, this time for vacant land on Darby Street.

Supervisor Michael Grace said the privately owned land is otherwise undevelopable.

This is the second such proposal in as many months. In early October, a company proposed developing a solar farm on Foothill Road.

Grace said solar farms appear to be the “development du ...

Yorktown Man's Walking Routine Comes Full Circle

November 16, 2017

 

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 tenth-of-a-mile.

Over the course of 4,549 days, Frangella, 67, has walked about 5.4 miles per day.

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The Meaning of the Election Results

There are no national implications from last Tuesday’s election results. Yet, there was our very own senator, Chuck Schumer, saying, “This was a profound election result. This was the rejection of Donald Trump personally, and this was the rejection of Donald Trump’s policies. This was a full-fledged and total rejection of Donald Trump.” 

What else is he gonna say? ...

Reflections on Elections Past and Present

As I awaited the returns on election night, I couldn’t help but reflect on my very first electoral experience. It was a cold November night in 1991. Many months before, having been weaned on John F. Kennedy’s call to activism as well as my dad’s living example of community involvement, I answered an ad in the North County News which called on any persons interested in running ...

Get Your Gig On

It’s understandable that when people see empty storefronts, they infer it’s the mark of economic malaise. It is not. What’s not taken into account by jumping to that conclusion is that times change, marketplace dynamics change, shopping habits change.

Consumers are spending money, all right, just in different places and in different ways. A storefront that made sense in past ...

One More Doggone Diet

“I caught the dog looking at himself in the full-length mirror today,” I said to my husband. “I think he’s feeling a little self-conscious about his thighs. And he’s worried about putting on weight over the holidays.”

“The dog is worried?” my husband asked.

“Yes, he's noticed that he’s put on a few pounds since Halloween and he ...

The Importance of Reading to Your Baby

Dear Dr. Linda,

I have a 3-month-old baby and have been reading to her from the day she was born. My husband has dyslexia and I’m concerned that she may have inherited it. Will this prevent it?

Madison

Dear Madison,

I wish there was a guarantee that your baby wouldn’t inherit her dad’s “reading gene” but there isn’t. Whether she has a genetic ...

A Belated, Heartfelt Thank You

November 21, 2017

To the editor,
It is a dirty job, but someone has to do it! 

Yes, we are talking about all the litter on the sides of the roads in Somers. Litter clean-up is a never-ending job, but thanks to the dedicated residents and businesses of Somers, the task gets easier and easier each year.

The Somers Litter Task Force would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to all Somers ...

Upcoming Events

Fri, November 24, 12:30 PM

Support Connection Office, Yorktown Heights

Advanced Stage Women’s Cancers Support Group

Health & Wellness

Fri, November 24, 6:30 PM

American Legion, Yorktown

Designer Bag Bingo

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Sat, November 25, 10:00 AM

Jefferson Valley Mall , Yorktown Heights

Yorktown Indoor Farmers Market

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