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Field Hockey: Cappello’s Goal Gives Hornets Regional Crown

November 6, 2018

Lakeland’s field hockey squad was attempting to earn its 10th straight trip to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class B Final Four when it faced Section 2 champion Burnt Hills-Balston Lake in the regional championship game on Nov. 3

The Section 1 champion Hornets had the advantage of playing that game at home, and took advantage of it with a 1-0 victory ...

Video: Pines Bridge Monument Unveiled in Yorktown

November 17, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A Revolutionary War monument 10 years in the making was unveiled Saturday in Yorktown's Railroad Park.

Rental Units Envisioned for the Roma Building

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – In stark contrast to its reception of an application to rezone 2.67 acres at Crompond Road and Hamblyn Street for transitional use, which it vetted for the better part of this year, the Town Board two weeks ago gave an initial nod right out of the gate to a similar application submitted for the redevelopment of 1.34 acres immediately to its south.

Attorney David Cooper, ...

Pines Bridge Monument Unveiling This Saturday

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Almost a decade after it was first proposed, the Pines Bridge Monument will be unveiled Saturday (Nov. 17) in Railroad Park at 2 p.m.

The town, in separate resolutions in 2016 and 2017, contributed $167,500 toward the monument’s completion. Another $50,000 came from a State Senate grant in 2012, bringing total governmental contributions to $217,500. Private ...

Yorktown Siblings Win at 2018 Maker Faire

November 14, 2018

QUEENS, N.Y. – Raka Bose, an eighth grader, and Sharik Bose, a sixth grader, won the Editor’s Choice Ribbons at the ninth annual World Maker Faire held at the New York Hall of Science in Queens on Sept 22-23. Both attend Middle E. Strang Middle School.

Raka’s project featured an interactive mathematical “Nim” strategy game she had built using Python, the popular ...

Yorktown High School Develops New Courses

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Reading, writing, arithmetic—and Tweeting?

Yorktown High School is experimenting with three new classes this year, one of which involves being a good digital citizen and using social media, particularly Twitter, to spread positivity.

The class, called Husker Discovery, is a semester-long course for freshman students and strives to improve their mindfulness and ...

Racing Company Opens on Front Street

November 9, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Start your engines!

JCM Racing, a motorsports company, is set to open its 5,000-square-foot building at 1560 Front St. in Yorktown Heights. JCM, which stands for John Cerbone Motorsports, is owned by Yorktown residents John and Pattie Cerbone. 

The company, founded two decades ago and formerly located in the Bronx, builds custom engines and racecars from the ...

Turco’s in Yorktown Named ‘Employer of the Year’ by CAREERS

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Turco’s on Downing Drive was named Employer of the Year at CAREERS Support Solutions’ 31st anniversary celebration, held Oct. 25 at the Crowne Plaza in White Plains. The annual event celebrates the work anniversaries of 204 individuals with disabilities who receive job placement, training and support from CAREERS.

Yorktown Heights resident Ellen Culhane, who is ...

Photos: Hilltop Hanover Farm's Fourth's Annual Farm-to-Table Dinner

November 14, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm hosted its “Fourth Annual Farm-to-Table Dinner” on Thursday, Sept. 27. More than 130 guests enjoyed a meal prepared by Peter Pratt’s Inn. In addition to the dinner, local businesses donated more than 60 items for the silent auction. All money raised benefits the county-owned Hilltop Hanover Farm, located on Hanover Road in ...

Yorktown Man Is Renowned Physicist in Quantum Computing

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – It all began with a genuine affinity for learning about science.

When Jay Gambetta was growing up near the beach in Queensland, Australia, he realized that he had a desire to learn beyond what he was being taught in school and that he naturally gravitated towards topics that seemed the most challenging.

Early on, he thought he would perhaps become a mechanic or a ...

Photos: Yorktown Veterans Day Parade

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown celebrated its veterans Sunday afternoon with a parade down East Main Street in Shrub Oak.

All photos were taken by Brian Marschhauser of Yorktown News.

Photos: Sierra Club Hosts Harvest Square Dance in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The fifth annual Harvest Square Dance sponsored by the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group was held Saturday, Sept. 22, at Faraway Farms on Baptist Church Road. Dozens in attendance enjoyed old-time square and line dancing with friends and fellow “greenies.”

Dinner and dancing was preceded by a tour of the farm, where people met alpacas and Icelandic horses. Food dishes ...

Harckham Declares Victory over Murphy in 40th Senate District

November 7, 2018

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Westchester County carried Pete Harckham (D-South Salem) to victory Tuesday night in the 40th State Senate District race over two-term incumbent Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown).

Murphy topped Harckham by 8,049 votes in Dutchess and Putnam counties, but was bested by 10,170 in Westchester, according to unofficial results.

Here is the breakdown of ...

Byrne Defeats Gashi in 94th Assembly District

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R-Mahopac) has earned a second term in Albany with an apparent victory over challenger Vedat Gashi (D-Yorktown), according to unofficial election results.

With 100 percent of districts reporting in Putnam and Westchester, Byrne defeated Gashi by 6,451 votes.

Read our earlier interview with Byrne.

Elections 2018: What's on Your Ballot, Yorktown?

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown voters will go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 6 to vote on a number of state and federal posts. There are competitive races for governor, attorney general, comptroller, state Senate, state Assembly, Senate, Congress, and state Supreme Court justice.

Here are the races we covered at Halston Media (click the links for a Q&A with the candidate). Visit the ...

Yorktown Residents Have Raised $102,000 to Cure Type 1 Diabetes

November 13, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown residents Bob and Kathi Kearney, after raising $19,000 at its 10th annual Drive to Cure Diabetes Golf Outing in July, have now donated more than $100,000 in their quest to cure type 1 diabetes, a condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin.

All $102,000 raised by the non-profit organization supports the work of Dr. Denise Faustman of ...

Yorktown Scout Builds Training Tool for Fire Department

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Kevin Byrnes III completed his Eagle Scout Project last week and it was destroyed within minutes—just as intended.

Byrnes, a Lakeland High School student and member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 174, built what is known as a “breach wall” for the Yorktown Heights Volunteer Fire Department. Firefighters train on these walls by breaking and crawling through ...

Turco’s in Yorktown Named ‘Employer of the Year’ by CAREERS

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Turco’s on Downing Drive was named Employer of the Year at CAREERS Support Solutions’ 31st anniversary celebration, held Oct. 25 at the Crowne Plaza in White Plains. The annual event celebrates the work anniversaries of 204 individuals with disabilities who receive job placement, training and support from CAREERS.

Yorktown Heights resident Ellen Culhane, who is ...

Photos: Hilltop Hanover Farm's Fourth's Annual Farm-to-Table Dinner

November 14, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm hosted its “Fourth Annual Farm-to-Table Dinner” on Thursday, Sept. 27. More than 130 guests enjoyed a meal prepared by Peter Pratt’s Inn. In addition to the dinner, local businesses donated more than 60 items for the silent auction. All money raised benefits the county-owned Hilltop Hanover Farm, located on Hanover Road in ...

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Remembering Two Astounding Women

Two amazing women passed away this fall: Judge Phylis Skloot Bamberger and Mary Midgley. While I knew Judge Bamberger well, I’d never met Mary Midgley. Yet, like Judge Bamberger, I admired her work immensely.

Phylis Skloot Bamberger was a jurist I appeared in front of countless times over an eight-year period during her tenure as a Supreme Court justice in the Bronx. She was brilliant, ...

Marketing in the Great Outdoors

As a marketer, under APAR/PR, and as a private citizen, I come across promotional efforts by local organizations and individuals that cry out for help. Of course, non-profits count on donations and other groups solicit support of all kinds. What I mean in this case, though, is that the marketing materials themselves could use some help to improve the desired results.

To that end, let’s ...

Fixing Yorktown’s Flawed Tree Law: A Process

November 16, 2018

Yorktown’s 2016 tree law needs to be replaced. Some members of the Town Board agree. The law is weak. It’s ineffective. It can’t do what it was supposed to do: achieve a fair and workable balance between the rights of property owners to use and develop their property with the need to protect the critical environmental functions of trees and woodlands.

How does the town go ...

Doggone, That’s a Lot of Dog Hair

We have a big dog. A very big, very white, very hairy dog. Much as we love him to pieces, the big white hairy dog has one down side. The big white hairy dog sheds like a Yeti. Of course, this isn’t a problem if you live in an igloo, or you have someone you dislike you can invite over who’s allergic to dog hair, or you’re someone who likes to knit with dog fur. However, since I ...

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Yorktown High School Names Valedictorian and Salutatorian

November 7, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Diane Yang and Kevin Fink have been named the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Yorktown High School Class of 2019.

Both students credited much of their success to their experiences in the Yorktown Central School District. 

“I love all the classes that I am taking and the teachers at Yorktown are amazing,” Yang said. “There were ...