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Field Hockey: Hyndman to Take the Reins at Yorktown

June 30, 2020

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Courtney Hyndman will be the new field hockey coach at Yorktown, replacing Bernadette Gannon.

Gannon retired after 26 years, including five at Yorktown, to spend more time with her family.

“I decided to take the job as head coach at Yorktown, because not only do I love the sport, but I also teach in the district,” Hyndman said. “I want to immerse ...

Lakeland/Panas' Makar to Take Lax Talents to Cortland

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland’s Matt Makar, a standout in both lacrosse and football for the Rebels and Hornets, will continue his lacrosse career this fall at SUNY Cortland.

“I’m looking to become a better lacrosse player,” Makar said. “I would also like to win a championship while I’m playing at SUNY Cortland.”

As a junior All-Section ...

A Look Back: Yorktown Boys Lacrosse Returns to Glory in 2014

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – For Yorktown’s Luke Palmadesso, the face-off he took with 48 seconds remaining on June 7, 2014, at Hofstra University’s scorching hot James M. Shuart Stadium, was the biggest of his career.

Yorktown was clinging to a 10-9 lead after a Jamesville-DeWitt goal in the state Class B title game. Palmadesso would win that face-off, sealing the Huskers’ 10-9 ...

Yorktown Schools to Release Two Graduation Videos; Yancopoulos Apologizes for 'Insensitive' Remarks

July 2, 2020

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Two video versions of Yorktown High School’s graduation ceremonies will soon be made available online: one with Dr. George Yancopoulos’ controversial keynote speech and one without it.

The June 27 graduation was live-streamed on YouTube but was taken down shortly after.

“This event happened, and removing the address from the video goes against the ...

Congratulations Yorktown and Lakeland Grads!

Yorktown and Lakeland high schools celebrated their graduation a little different this year with several events leading up to the tassel flip. 

See our special Graduation section here.

 

VIDEO: Regeneron Co-Founder Causes Stir at Yorktown Graduation with 'All Lives Matter' Comments

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -  During his keynote speech on Saturday, Dr. George Yancopoulos, co-founder and chief scientific officer of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, challenged Yorktown High School graduates to “question everything,” including the “popular narratives” behind social justice movements.

“I believe Black lives matter, though it should not be a crime to say all ...

Astorino Will Challenge Harckham for State Senate Seat

July 3, 2020

It’s been no secret that Rob Astorino has been planning to seek public office again.

The former Westchester County executive and one-time Republican nominee for governor made it official Thursday, June 25, when he announced on YouTube that he was challenging Democratic Sen. Pete Harckham of South Salem for his seat in the state Senate’s 40th District.

The district includes parts ...

Atlantic Appliance Seeks Warehouse Approval

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - During a public hearing held by the Planning Board on June 22, residents took issue with a proposal by Atlantic Appliance to build a warehouse on Maple Hill Street which would entail the removal of large number of trees. 

“We don’t have any business cutting down large swaths of trees, especially in our town,” one resident, Jennie Sunshine, said of ...

UPDATED: Runaway Teen Has Been Found

Update: The State Police in Somers have reported Keon Luke has been located in good health with the assistance of the New York Police Department.

LEWISBORO, N.Y. - The State Police in Somers are searching for 14-year-old Keon Luke who ran away from the Four Winds Hospital on Cross River Road in Lewisboro.

Keon was last seen on June 29 at approximately 3 p.m. at the facility. He is 5 ...

For Better or For Worse: Town Clerks Continue with Marriages, Other Functions

June 26, 2020

What does a town clerk do?

It’s a question with no easy answer.

They issue all sorts of licenses and permits. They maintain vital records. They notarize signatures. They respond to open-records requests. They run municipal meetings and take minutes. Some perform marriages. And they’re usually the first face you see when you enter your town hall.

With few exceptions, these ...

Astorino Will Challenge Harckham for State Senate Seat

July 3, 2020

It’s been no secret that Rob Astorino has been planning to seek public office again.

The former Westchester County executive and one-time Republican nominee for governor made it official Thursday, June 25, when he announced on YouTube that he was challenging Democratic Sen. Pete Harckham of South Salem for his seat in the state Senate’s 40th District.

The district includes parts ...

UPDATED: Runaway Teen Has Been Found

July 3, 2020

Update: The State Police in Somers have reported Keon Luke has been located in good health with the assistance of the New York Police Department.

LEWISBORO, N.Y. - The State Police in Somers are searching for 14-year-old Keon Luke who ran away from the Four Winds Hospital on Cross River Road in Lewisboro.

Keon was last seen on June 29 at approximately 3 p.m. at the facility. He is 5 ...

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Congratulations to the Yorktown graduate!

July 3, 2020

Congratulations to the Yorktown graduate!

Congratulations to the Yorktown graduate!

Congratulations to the Yorktown graduate!

Congratulations to the Yorktown graduate!

Congratulations to the Yorktown graduate!

Congratulations to the Yorktown graduate!

Congratulations to the Yorktown graduate!

Congrats to the Fifth-Grade Graduate!

Congrats to the Fifth-Grade Graduate!

The pandemic's long term impact on assisted living facilities and nursing homes

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that the residents of New York’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities have felt the brunt of the ravages of the Covid19 Pandemic. For example, at the time of this writing it has been reported that approximately thirty-seven (37%) percent of the deaths from Covid19 are nursing home residents and that 42 nursing homes in New York had at ...