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Softball: Yorktown Players, Coach Compete with Team Long Island 2022

July 31, 2020

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – There may not have been a high-school softball season, but some Yorktown Huskers are getting plenty of opportunity now with Team Long Island 2022.

Head coach of TLI 2022 is Samantha Fernandez, who is also the  

Huskers’ head coach.

“I have been helping out the team for years now,” Fernandez said. “I have always volunteered for TLI ...

Field Hockey: Lakeland’s All-American Duo Headed to College

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – It was a great ride for Lakeland’s Jenna McCrudden and Erin Daly, who ended their careers by winning a state title and earning All-American honors.

Now, Lakeland’s dynamic duo, McCrudden, an offensive superstar, and Daly, the Hornets’ defensive leader, are headed off to play in college.

McCrudden is excited for the opportunity to play at Kent State ...

Boys Soccer: Hudson Valley ID Camp Called Off

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Coach Tim Hourahan is well-known for pouring his heart and soul into the Lakeland High School boys soccer program and Section 1 soccer.

That’s why having the third annual Hudson Valley ID Camp at Lakeland, which gives players exposure to colleges, being called off cuts so deeply.

“I am absolutely gutted at how much our players have missed out on over the ...

Yorktown Resident, NY National Guard Corporal, Wins 'Best Warrior Competition'

August 3, 2020

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. – Troy Perez, a Yorktown Heights resident and a corporal in the New York Army National Guard, emerged from the 10,000-plus member force to win the Best Warrior Competition, a test of a soldier’s military knowledge, skills, and marksmanship.

The competition, held July 25-26 at Camp Smith Training Site in Cortlandt, includes an Army Combat Fitness Test and a ...

Yorktown Man Graduates from Military Academy

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Yorktown resident Kenneth (Kenny) Brown is off to basic training after graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on Saturday, June 13. The 2016 Kennedy Catholic graduate was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant on Saturday, May 23, via an online oath ceremony. While at West Point, Brown studied military history with a minor in space science.

Brown will now ...

JV Mall Welcomes the Community Back

The Jefferson Valley Mall has continued to be a true community partner through Covid. They are happy to welcome the community back in to go shopping.

Yorktown Trailway, Damaged by Superstorm Sandy, Repaired

August 1, 2020

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Eight years after being damaged during Superstorm Sandy, a portion of the North County Trailway near Birdsall Road in Yorktown has been repaired.

Construction was completed as part of a capital project to repair and resurface the 22.1-mile long trailway, which stretches from Mount Pleasant to Putnam County along the defunct “Old Put” railroad line.

The ...

Stop-Work Order Lifted at Par 3 Golf Course in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The redevelopment of the Par 3 golf course in Yorktown has hit more than a few rough patches over the years.

Located on Route 6 in Shrub Oak, the nine-hole course formerly known as Shallow Creek closed in 2007 and was donated to the town as parkland. Three years later, the Parks and Recreation Commission sought to license the 12-acre property and received two offers. The ...

Shrub Oak Pool Reopens Until Aug. 23

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – With the weather heating up and the coronavirus cooling down, the town is offering residents respite from the dog days of summer by reopening the Shrub Oak pool.

Also known as the Brian J. Slavin Aquatic Facility, the Sunnyside Street pool will remain open until Aug. 23. It will be open Wednesday through Sunday (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). Days will be split into ...

Families in Crisis: What They Should Know About Addiction

July 30, 2020

COVID-19 has hit the recovery community hard with many of those trying to be substance free relapsing because of isolation and lack of support. Unfortunately, we have lost many lives over the last 4 months due to overdoses. Like so many other families that have lost loved ones to this opioid epidemic, I divide my life into the before and after. The before was May 28, 2012, and the after was May ...

Julie Grace Burke Appointed to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Board of Trustees 

The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Board of Trustees named  Greenwich, Conn., resident and Westchester County native Julie Grace Burke to the Board of Trustees at its recent meeting. The board meeting was held virtually to comply with social distancing guidelines.

Grace Burke has close ties to the hospital. Her mother, Bonnie Grace, was a patient at Burke after experiencing a stroke in ...

Affordable Home to Hit the Market in Yorktown

July 30, 2020

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A two-bedroom home is about to hit the market in Yorktown, but you won’t find it on Zillow.

The $121,000 single-family residence is one of 13 affordable homes developed in Yorktown between 1988 and 1995 as part of the town’s Affordable Housing Program, said Ken Belfer, chair of the town’s Community Housing Board.

“The town no longer has laws ...

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Our Never-Ending Search for the Truth

July 31, 2020

History has, from time immemorial, been witness to a profound struggle within the human psyche between irrationality and rationality. Our history books are rife with examples of scientific or even basic rational inquiry being vigorously suppressed by the powers that be. Their reasons have varied but have generally centered on the suppressor’s perceived self-interest in maintaining the ...

Clean up Your Dog's Poop

July 30, 2020

A positive event during the COVID-19 crisis was the repaving and reseeding of the North County Trailway. They also improved the drainage with rocks that blend into the area. Westchester County made a great trail even better.

What ruins this bucolic setting is the appearance of dog feces every few feet. Last week, during the high temperatures, the trail smelled putrid from Baldwin Place down to ...

Alliance for Safe Kids’ Inaugural #WalkTheTalk Goes Virtual

August 1, 2020

The Alliance for Safe Kids, Inc. (ASK) has been looking forward to hosting their inaugural fundraiser walk, #WalkTheTalk, this year which is designed to extend resource awareness and help provide financial sustainability for ASK due to the expiration of federal grant funding. Originally scheduled for April 18, 2020, the walk was postponed to a September date amid the ongoing pandemic. In the best ...