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Yorktown Senior a Goal-Scoring Machine

May 18, 2018

Yorktown senior Jamison Embury is an attackman on the varsity boys lacrosse team. Embury will play with his twin brother Hunter at Marist College next year.

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

I don’t remember exactly when but it was around first grade when I first started playing lacrosse and I got my first lacrosse stick and gear that ...

Lakeland Clinches League Title at Somers

SOMERS, N.Y. — Lakeland’s softball squad may have gotten off to a slow start this season, losing its first four games.

However, to its credit, Lakeland has more than made up for that, as it won its 16th game in a row after that losing streak with an 8-1 triumph at Somers on May 11 to clinch the league title in its regular-season finale.

“Going from 0-4 to 16-4 shows ...

Yorktown Breakers Win in a Thriller

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - On Sunday, May 6, the Yorktown Youth Soccer Club’s Girls U10 Yorktown Breakers competed in the quarterfinals of the New York Club Soccer League Cup at the lower BOCES field in Yorktown against the Long Island Jericho Gold U10 team.

It was a tough battle as players from both teams were putting strong shots on goal. Alexa Kaplan, the Yorktown Breakers starting goalie, made ...

John C. Hart Library Seeks Trustee

May 17, 2018

The Board of Trustees of the John C. Hart Memorial Library is inviting applicants for a trustee’s position that will begin on Sept. 1. This is a volunteer position open to residents of the town of Yorktown. The term of office is for five years.

Library trustees are responsible for setting library policy and are entrusted with the responsibility of providing the best possible library ...

Bear Mountain Triangle in Yorktown Targeted for 240 Rental Units

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A 240-unit rental community has been proposed for a 23.61-acre piece of land called the Bear Mountain Triangle, two-and-a-half years after it was rezoned by the Town Board.

The land is located between Route 202 and the Bear Mountain Parkway Extension, just west of the Taconic State Parkway. It was rezoned in 2015 with a conceptual plan in mind: The Crompond Terraces ...

Nor’easters Put Construction of Yorktown Recreation Complex Behind Schedule

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - It’s still going to come in over budget, but perhaps by not as much as previously thought. And those March nor’easters not only felled trees right and left, they waylaid construction on what officials say will be a recreation complex unlike any other in the state.

Plans for Granite Knolls Park called for the restoration of basketball courts, the installation of an ...

Yorktown Budget Passes; Incumbents Re-Elected

May 15, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown School District voters overwhelmingly approved a $97.9 million budget with a tax rate decrease of 0.22 percent and a tax levy increase of 0.09 percent, according to unofficial results provided by District Clerk Yvette Segal.

BUDGET RESULTS

Yes—470
No—69

The district also asked voters permission to remove $4 million from its ...

Lakeland Budget Passes; Daly, Conti, Pressman and Mayes Elected

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. - Lakeland School District voters have elected Michael Daly, Angela Conti, Karen Pressman and Robert Mayes to the school board, according to results provided by Communications Director James Van Develde.

BOARD OF EDUCATION  RESULTS

Michael Daly (incumbent)—726 votes
Angela Conti—718 votes
Karen Pressman (incumbent)—708 votes
Robert ...

Yorktown Schools Propose Tax Decrease for 2018-19

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A $97.9 million budget that cuts spending and lowers taxes has been unanimously adopted by the Yorktown Central School District Board of Education.

The budget, which lowers spending by $240,000, will now be decided by district voters on Tuesday. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Mohansic Elementary School. Though the tax levy is up by 0.09 percent, which is below the ...

How Smart Are These Smart Speakers?

May 10, 2018

You’ve seen the ads. You’ve seen them in stores. Maybe you even received one for the holidays. Smart speakers seem to be creeping their way into our homes, but what, exactly, are they and how do they fit into the technical landscape?

A speaker that actually, well, speaks!

By simple definition, a smart speaker is a speaker that connects to the internet. Now, imagine that ...

Swim School to Open in Yorktown's Triangle Center

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Construction is under way on a new 8,100-square-foot facility in the Triangle Center, which will be the future home of Goldfish Swim School, a water safety company that offers infant and child swim lessons.

Goldfish Swim School has dozens of other facilities in 23 states and territories in the United States and Canada.

The new Yorktown Heights location at 92 Triangle ...

Senior Citizens Cut a Rug at Yorktown High School

May 17, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown High School opened its doors to area senior citizens on Thursday, May 10, for a “Senior Prom.” The event was organized by the high school’s Student Senate.

All photos were taken by Yorktown News staff photographer, Tabitha Pearson Marshall.

Yorktown Budget Passes; Incumbents Re-Elected

May 15, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown School District voters overwhelmingly approved a $97.9 million budget with a tax rate decrease of 0.22 percent and a tax levy increase of 0.09 percent, according to unofficial results provided by District Clerk Yvette Segal.

BUDGET RESULTS

Yes—470
No—69

The district also asked voters permission to remove $4 million from its ...

Lakeland Budget Passes; Daly, Conti, Pressman and Mayes Elected

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. - Lakeland School District voters have elected Michael Daly, Angela Conti, Karen Pressman and Robert Mayes to the school board, according to results provided by Communications Director James Van Develde.

BOARD OF EDUCATION  RESULTS

Michael Daly (incumbent)—726 votes
Angela Conti—718 votes
Karen Pressman (incumbent)—708 votes
Robert ...

Peter Harckham Announces State Senate Bid

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – South Salem resident Peter Harckham is running for New York State Senate, he announced on Saturday.

According to a report in the New York Daily News, it was Gov. Andrew Cuomo who asked the former Westchester County legislator to challenge two-term incumbent Sen. Terrence Murphy.

Harckham, a Democrat, was a county legislator for 12 years. He stepped down in 2015 to ...

Photos: Yorktown Paints the Town Purple for Relay for Life

May 12, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown Relay For Life collects thousands of dollars annually from passing motorists on Commerce Street who spare whatever they can to volunteers holding purple buckets.

The “Paint the Town Purple” tradition, held this year on Friday, May 4, kicks the fundraising season into gear. Since 2006, Yorktown Relay For Life has raised nearly $2.4 million for the ...

Photos: My Brother Vinny Walk Raises $35k

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – My Brother Vinny, a Yorktown-based nonprofit organization, continued to “help mankind one good deed at a time” on Sunday, April 29, with the return of its annual fundraising walk at FDR Park. At the walk, hundreds donated more than $35,000 while enjoying music, food, games and good company.

“We thought the event went really, really well, despite the ...

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God Is Just! Schneiderman Is Out!

Whenever you doubt that God is just, remember last Monday. That is the day New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned.

As you know, I have had him in my sights for a long time. He has squandered our tax dollars with more than 100 lawsuits against the Trump administration. Plus, his lawsuits against Big Oil and trying to nullify our double jeopardy laws. Most will go nowhere as ...

A Scientific Look at Decision-Making

Seven years ago, when I first began sharing my thoughts with you, I posed the question: What are the neurological mechanics of decision-making? I was referring not only to decisions about our actions, but also to the method by which we form our beliefs and preferences, political and otherwise. What inspired that inquiry, at that time, was my observation that our nation was increasingly polarized ...

Bias in Media, in Me, in You

While listening to an interview with a voter on my car radio, I thought I had excess ear wax that obstructed my hearing. The voter (whose name is Bruce) said this about one of the qualifications that a Senate or House candidate must have to earn his vote: “I don’t want anyone with ideas. We have enough of those already.”

I’m a journalist and have been one my entire ...

Cross My Legs and Hope to Die

One morning, I had a big cup of coffee as I usually do, and then I got in the car and drove 40 minutes to a clothing store I had been curious to check out. I don’t normally drive 40 minutes to go shopping, but since I am a stay-at-home mom and everyone knows we stay-at-home moms just spend our time shopping and eating bonbons, I figured, “What the hey.”

Having had the ...

Don’t Mix Politics with Business

May 17, 2018

When every year is an election year, it’s hard to avoid “talking” politics—but business leaders need to try.

The problem is that talking politics changes relationships. You quickly go from business owner or salesperson to Democrat, Republican, etc.

Putting a political sign in front of your business is a clear sign (literally) of your views. Not only do you tell your ...

Upcoming Events

Sun, May 20, 10:00 AM

FDR Park, Yorktown Heights

Northwell Health’s Second Annual Health Walk at ...

Health & Wellness

Sun, May 20, 6:30 PM

Mohansic Grill & Lounge, Yorktown

Comedians for a Cure

Food & Drink Giving Back

Sun, May 20, 7:00 PM

Paramount Hudson Valley Theater, Peekskill

Yorktown Relay for Life Comedy Night

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

Yorktown Youth Soccer Club Roundup

May 18, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown’s Girls U9 Team, the Hurricanes, defeated the Poughkeepsie Fireflies with a 1-0 win at Hunterbrook Field in Yorktown.

Hurricane’s goalies Cameron Parise and Avery Pugliese shut out the Poughkeepsie offense with several key saves. Yorktown controlled the ball throughout the game with outstanding performances by midfielders Samantha Nastasi, Macey ...