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Lakeland’s Sharon Sarsen Inducted into New York State Hall of Fame

May 22, 2020

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland’s Sharon Sarsen, the winningest varsity field hockey coach in New York State history, will be inducted into the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Hall of Fame this summer.

Sarsen’s coaching excellence is not confined to just one sport. She is also the second-winningest varsity girls lacrosse coach in the state.

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Swishing and Dishing: DeGennaro’s Court Vision on Display at WNE

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Nick DeGennaro, one of Yorktown High School’s greatest shooters, has spent the last four years at Western New England University, where he reinvented himself and became one of the best passers in Division III basketball.

As a Husker, DeGennaro was twice named All-League and once named All-Conference. He left high school in 2016 as Yorktown’s all-time ...

Athlete Spotlight: Krystal Badillo, Lakeland Softball

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland High School senior Krystal Badillo has been a varsity softball starter since eighth grade. She was named All-League as a freshman; All-Section, All-League, and Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore; and All-Section and All-League her junior year, when she also served as captain.

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Districts Continue to Plan for Graduation Despite Uncertainties

May 11, 2020

The North Salem School District suffered a blow last week after it announced plans to hold high school graduation at the Four Brothers Drive-In in Amenia.

While the news was being celebrated by seniors and their parents and quickly caught the attention of national media outlets due to the district's creativity, the state's restrictions on gatherings cast a long shadow on the ...

Yorktown Details Senior Graduation Plans

May 22, 2020

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown Central School District has laid out plans to honor its class of 2020 with a whole month of events for the graduating seniors.

“I think we have one of the most comprehensive and special programs to honor the class of 2020,” Superintendent Dr. Ron Hattar said. “They're a great group and they deserve to be honored appropriately and this plan does ...

Parade for Preschoolers

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Teachers from The Little Red School House set out to cheer up their students with a parade marching past their homes on May 2. 

“Seeing my students’ faces when we would drive by was worth all the time and effort we put into this,” said head teacher Samantha Testa. “They bring so much joy to me as a teacher and to see how happy a simple ...

Cocktails in Quarantine: Mobile Bar Delivers Libations to Essential Employees

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - It’s a twist on an old saying, but when life hands you limes, make margaritas.

Making events special. Enjoying others enjoying the perfectly concocted cocktail. Those are two big things—other than his growing family—that Andrew Tapia says he’s passionate about.

But what is an adult beverage catering consultant to do when the plug has ...

Police Seek Info on Woman Found Dead in Cortlandt

May 14, 2020

CORTLANDT, N.Y. -  New York State Police are seeking the public's help in its investigation into the death of Barbara E. Berkowitz, age 71, of Brooklyn.

The State Police are searching for more information regarding the life and habits of Berkowitz, whose body was located on the shoulder of Crompond Road in the town of Cortlandt. 

Investigators ask that any ...

Police Seize Numerous Weapons From Yorktown Home Under Red Flag Law

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Police removed more than 30 legally-owned weapons from the home of a 20-year-old Yorktown man under the Red Flag Law after being alerted to the situation by a concerned individual, according to the Westchester County District Attorney.

Yorktown Police arrested Emeric Tyler after they found numerous high-capacity ammunition magazines stored in his family's home along ...

Real Estate Industry Adapts to Pandemic

May 13, 2020

Real estate agents who normally look to spring for a boost in home listings have turned to technology for a new way to sell houses and list properties in the face a pandemic that put the state, and their profits, on pause. 

“In March we were doing tremendously well just as an industry. Our numbers were up, our pending properties that were in contract and properties that we’re ...

NWH Offers COVID-19 Antibody Tests to Essential Workers

May 15, 2020

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. - Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) now offers serology COVID-19 antibody testing at two locations for first responders and other essential workers who live or work in Armonk, Bedford, Chappaqua, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, Pleasantville, Somers, North Salem, Yorktown, or Pound Ridge. NWH anticipates that testing for the public will begin by early June.

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Coronavirus Restrictions Puts Somers Pub Out of Business

May 11, 2020

SOMERS, N.Y. - The Somers Pub owner Marc Anthony announced on Facebook Monday, May 11, that the Lincolndale establishment will not be re-opening.

"We simply could not withstand the enormous financial burden of the forced closing," Anthony wrote. "As a small business, and not designed to operate as a takeout business, we had no choice but to stop operating... without a clear path ...

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Northern Westchester Financial Services Is Your Personal CFO

May 21, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc with the stock market, the economy and individual finances across the country, a trusted and knowledgeable financial advisor is important now more than ever. 

Philip Settembrino—president and owner of Northern Westchester Financial Services in Yorktown Heights—fully understands the volatile fiscal conditions in which we find ...