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Gaccino Leads Huskers to Victory

September 29, 2022

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown

Yorktown’s Brie Gaccino scored twice in leading the Huskers to a 2-1 victory against visiting Brewster on September 23. 

“Brewster played a very good game today, but we were able to pull out the win because of our strong defense and hustle all over the field,” Gaccino said. “I thought we all played very ...

Lakeland Volleyball in Seventh Heaven

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Lakeland

Lakeland continued its incredible start when it improved to 7-0 after a 3-0 (25-17, 30-28, 25-16) win versus Sleepy Hollow on September 22. 

“We make sure to hold each other accountable in learning moments and want nothing but the best for each other,” said Lakeland’s Kayla Jennings, on the team’s success this season.

Athlete Spotlight: Kaitlin Regan

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown senior midfielder Kaitlin Regan is in her third year on the Huskers’ varsity field hockey team. 

She is coming off a season where she was named All-Section honorable mention and All-League while earning All-League honorable mention honors her sophomore campaign. 

Regan, who was a captain as a junior, is one of the Huskers’ five senior captains ...

Superintendent Offers Back to School Update

September 20, 2022

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. - Superintendent Ron Hattar acknowledged that Crompond Elementary School did not have its air conditioning turned on during the first day of school during the September 12 board of education meeting.

He explained that the work on the air system was being completed during the first two days of school. 

“We weren't immune to the supply chain ...

Feast of San Gennaro Returns Under New Organizer

October 2, 2022

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y - After a year of rebranding the Feast of San Gennaro in the eyes of Yorktown residents, the festivities returned this year at Railroad Park and Commerce Street with a new organizer.

The feast was brought to Yorktown this year by “Ti Piace, Italian American Presentations,” a non-profit that promotes Italian culture, music, heritage and entertainment based out ...

55 Motorists Utilize Mobile Food Pantry

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. - Feeding Westchester redefined the term "drive thru" in Yorktown with the town's first ever mobile food pantry.

The mobile pantry, which was held at Shrub Oak Memorial Park in Shrub Oak on Sept. 22, saw 55 cars in an hour and a half.

The pop-up ran from 3:30-5 p.m., but cars were lined up waiting at 2:30 p.m.

"Our parnership with Feeding ...

Yorktown Teen Center Kicks Off Another Year

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. - The Yorktown Teen Center kicked off its 12th year on Sept. 23 with ice cream sundaes courtesy of Ice Cream Emergency.

Located in the Albert A. Capellini & Cultural Center on Commerce Street, the Yorktown Teen Center’s mission is to “provide safe, positive, enriching, fun, supervised programs for teens,” according to a flyer given out at their ...

Local First Responders to Hold Blood Drive on September 29

September 19, 2022

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - The Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps and South Salem Fire Department will host a blood drive at the South Salem Fire Department from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 29. The donations will go to the New York Blood Center. 

Giving blood is important, especially this year as the Red Cross announced a severe national blood shortage in January, Ambulance Corps Vice ...

Town to Focus on Accessibility

October 1, 2022

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown will be seeing some changes to the town’s accessibility and usability in the upcoming future.

The town’s Accessibility Committee had its first ever meeting on Thursday, Sept. 8 at Town Hall.

The purpose of the committee is to provide insight and suggestions on how to make the town more accessible and usable for all people. Supervisor Matt Slater ...

Expect Detours When Road Work Occurs

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown residents will see changes to the handling of roadwork going forward in response to a recent tragedy.

Jake Arcara, a 28-year-old Motor Equipment Operator for the Yorktown Highway Department, lost his life on Sept. 14 after he was struck by a motorist.

Arcara was working on a drainage project on London Road when he was struck by a motor vehicle being driven by ...

Electric Bus Company is Coming to Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A school bus dealership has begun its construction at its new location on Crompond Road (Route 202).

Bird Bus Sales and Service, the largest electric bus company in New York, is taking over the former Taconic Kia dealership at 3805 Crompond Road. The company is the largest bus distributor on Long Island and in New York City, and provides buses for all school districts in ...

An Interview with the Forward Party's Erik Carter

September 19, 2022

WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - There is a new political party in New York called the Forward Party that is trying to get a foothold in Westchester County. The party was formed to focus on reforming the political system and to reduce partisan polarization. The original Forward Party was established by Andrew Yang, who grew up in Somers. Below is my interview with Erik Carter, a leader of the ...

Yorktown Police Make Arrest After High Speed Chase

September 28, 2022

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Yorktown police and Putnam County Sheriff's Department deputies combined efforts to arrest two Bronx men, one of whom was wanted by the New York Police Department for an alleged shooting incident. 

At 4:34 p.m. on Sept. 26, Yorktown Police received notification about the wanted man traveling north on the Taconic State Parkway heading towards ...

Local First Responders to Hold Blood Drive on September 29

SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. - The Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps and South Salem Fire Department will host a blood drive at the South Salem Fire Department from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 29. The donations will go to the New York Blood Center. 

Giving blood is important, especially this year as the Red Cross announced a severe national blood shortage in January, Ambulance Corps Vice ...

Community Bids Farewell to Real Estate Icon Judy Johnson

September 18, 2022

SOMERS, N.Y. - Everyone who knew Judy Johnson refers to her as an icon in the real estate community.

Johnson was a hard-working, dedicated, real estate broker who was passionate about Heritage Hills in Somers. A professional businesswoman, she was often introduced as “The Judy Johnson.” Why? Because she never stopped. Everyone who knew her said, "Judy - OMG she is ...

Bedford's Tri-Festa Set For This Saturday

September 22, 2022

BEDFORD, N.Y. -- Come join the fun at Bedford "Tri-Festa" from 3:30 to 8 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 24, at Bedford Hills Memorial Park. 

There will be a variety of food trucks, a beer and wine garden, musical entertainment, a magic show, community organizations and a special family area with inflatables, rock wall, airbrush tattoos and a ninja course. 

Due to parking ...

Bedford's Tri-Festa Set For This Saturday

September 22, 2022

BEDFORD, N.Y. -- Come join the fun at Bedford "Tri-Festa" from 3:30 to 8 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 24, at Bedford Hills Memorial Park. 

There will be a variety of food trucks, a beer and wine garden, musical entertainment, a magic show, community organizations and a special family area with inflatables, rock wall, airbrush tattoos and a ninja course. 

Due to parking ...

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Pastina, ‘Italian Penicillin’

September 23, 2022

When I was little and I didn’t feel well, my mom always made me pastina. My dad would always jokingly refer to it as “Italian penicillin” and that it could cure anything. I do the same for my kids now...for many reasons. One being that despite the fact that I am a proud Italian mother, which I annoyingly mention in every conversation I have with friends, I really don’t ...

Fact-Checking Letter-Writer's Bail-Reform Arguments

September 20, 2022

To the Editor:
In a letter printed in the Sept. 8, 2022, issue of Yorktown News regarding candidate for NYS Assembly Matt Slater's concern about the dangers of bail reform, the letter-writer made several errors that need to be corrected.  

The first error is pretending that bail reform is a prudent cost-saving measure. Costs are not always measured in dollars. Without bail reform, ...

All about birthdays

This past Thursday, I celebrated my 74th birthday. I have one word to describe how I feel: Ugh! Like so many of us, when I was younger, I never imagined living to this ripe old age. With that in mind, I even considered letting the day go by quietly. But because I have no idea how many birthdays I have left, I felt I was better off “celebrating.” I have fond memories of my birthday as ...

Theater preview: 'That's (Not) All She Wrote'

(As part of this column’s interest in acknowledging the work of those among us who write, direct, produce, act in, and work behind the scenes of local theater, I’m handing this week’s space over to Westchester Collaborative Theater in Ossining so they can tell you about their special production that will take the stage for one weekend only – Saturday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, ...

Merely Creating an LLC Doesn’t Automatically Give you Personal Protection

The objective in creating a Limited Liability Company (“LLC”) under Article 2 of New York’s Limited Liability Company Law (“NYLLCL”) is to protect the member(s) of an LLC from the contractual obligations and liabilities incurred by the LLC.

This limited liability protects the members from being personally liable for these liabilities. The members would only be ...

Cooking class to help reduce risk of gynecological cancers at Northern Westchester Hospital’s Center for Healthy Living

September 28, 2022

MOUNT KISCO, NY – Northern Westchester Hospital’s (NWH) Center for Healthy Living will feature a women’s health online cooking class focused on reducing your risk of cancer, specifically gynecologic cancers like cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar cancers. Gizelka David-West, MD, a gynecologic oncologist for the Cancer Institute at Northern Westchester Hospital, will ...