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Boys Soccer: Lakeland Captains Look Forward to Season

September 17, 2020

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland has a very talented trio of senior captains who are all three-year starters. They are each very excited to start the season, which is scheduled to begin with its first practice on Sept. 29.

One of the Hornets’ captains is Austin Bergen. The senior plays a lot as a center midfielder, but also sees action as an outside back or winger.

Bergen is champing ...

High School Football, Volleyball Postponed Until March

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. – Football, volleyball, and competitive cheer, considered higher-risk sports by New York State, are being sidelined statewide until March 1—a time when COVID-19 would be theoretically less of a threat to players, coaches, and officials.

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association made the announcement on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

“We’ve ...

A Look Back: Lakeland’s Hourahan Wins Gold

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – A decade ago, the Empire State Games were quite an experience for Lakeland coach Tim Hourahan, who won a gold medal.

“The summer of 2010, I took over the Hudson Valley team in the Empire State Games,” said Hourahan, a 1996 Somers High School graduate. “Many of my Lakeland players had played in this massive event every summer during the previous years, ...

Lakeland Alum Serves Aboard Aircraft Carrier

September 19, 2020

John Chimbo, a Lakeland High School graduate, currently serves aboard the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), which continues to conduct operations in the Indo-Pacific region.

Chimbo, petty officer 3rd class, is an aviation machinist’s mate who works with a team of skilled mechanics that tear down and build aircraft jet engines.

“Never thought I would find myself in an environment like ...

ONLINE EDITION: Hudson Valley Fall Guide

Check out Halston Media's annual Hudson Valley Fall Guide by clicking this link. 

Included inside are features on:

Simple family fall activities from The Family Keystone. 
Information from Stepping Stones on its virtual programs. 
A Q&A with North Salem photographer Benjamin Allen and his work with SPACE on Ryder Farm. 
Art galleries to ...

Photos: Yorktown Vows to 'Never Forget' on 9/11

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – A 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony was held last week at the Shrub Oak Memorial Pavilion.

Yorktown honored its five residents who were killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center: Patrick William Danahy, Simon M. Dedvukaj, Alan Friedlander, Paul Fiori and Barry McKeon.

Unnamed 'Specialty Grocer' Proposed for Yorktown

September 20, 2020

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Let the speculation begin.

Plans are in the works to bring an unnamed “specialty grocer” to Yorktown. If green lit, the mystery tenant would occupy a new 12,500-square-foot building that would neighbor Lowe’s.

The massive 124,000-square-foot home-improvement store, which opened in 2019, was the centerpiece of an approved plan, but additional tenants were ...

Committee Formed to Improve Cell Service in Northern Westchester

BEDFORD, N.Y. – After hiring consultants more than a year ago to help the town develop a master plan for wireless and cell service, Bedford is now leading an effort to do the same for much of northern Westchester, including Yorktown.

Using county money, the CityScape wireless-consulting firm would draw a plan that addresses the telecommunications needs of seven municipalities in this ...

Yorktown's Refuse and Recycling Coordinator Retires

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Nobody talks trash quite like Kim Angliss-Gage.

But after 30 years of working for the town of Yorktown (28 as a full-time employee), the coordinator of the Refuse and Recycling Department is calling it a career.

Angliss-Gage started her career after some prompting by former Town Supervisor Linda Cooper. While serving on the town’s Conservation Board, Cooper told ...

Hope Not Handcuffs: Yorktown PD Offers Help to People with Addictions

September 12, 2020

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Oftentimes, police officers meet people at their lower points. Now, when it comes to those battling substance use disorders, the Yorktown Police Department said it will offer a helping hand instead of a cold jail cell.

Police Chief Robert Noble, during a press conference on Tuesday, Sept. 1, and later at a Town Board meeting, announced that his department had become the ...

Don’t Worry Honey, You Will Get My Diamond Ring When I Die

September 17, 2020

Parents, grandparents and loved ones often make promises and/or express their desire to leave specific items of tangible personal property (furniture, artworks, jewelry, clothing, cars, watches, etc.) to a child, grandchild, loved one or friend in their Last Will and Testament. Whether or not that promise will actually be fulfilled depends on a variety of factors such as whether the item is in ...

Yorktown Chamber of Commerce Cancels This Year’s Street Fair

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Just like every other local institution, the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce faced a difficult decision about whether or not to hold their annual Street Fair, which was scheduled this year for Sunday, Oct. 11.

Last week, Yorktown News received the news that the Street Fair had been cancelled.

We spoke to Chamber President Sergio Esposito about the organization’s ...

Selecting Supplements for Your Pet: Five Important Questions to Ask

September 19, 2020

Animal nutritional and health supplements can play an important role in keeping your pets healthy and happy, particularly when incorporated as an element of whole animal care that also includes a high-quality diet, plenty of exercise, regular checkups and a loving home.

As a pet owner, it is important to understand the types of supplements available to you:

When researching supplements to ...

ONLINE EDITION: Hudson Valley Fall Guide

September 17, 2020

Check out Halston Media's annual Hudson Valley Fall Guide by clicking this link. 

Included inside are features on:

Simple family fall activities from The Family Keystone. 
Information from Stepping Stones on its virtual programs. 
A Q&A with North Salem photographer Benjamin Allen and his work with SPACE on Ryder Farm. 
Art galleries to ...

Bring New Life to That Tired Quarantine Space: Wallauer’s Design Centers Can Help

September 17, 2020

Aesop once famously said, “familiarity breeds contempt.” Thanks to the pandemic, which has resulted in people being stuck in their homes for the past six months, there has been a little too much familiarity of late.

People are yearning for a change of scenery. No problem. Wallauer Paint & Design can help.

“People have been stuck at home staring at the walls,” ...

9/11 Funds Allegedly Looted by Former Yorktown Lawyer

September 9, 2020

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A disbarred Yorktown lawyer is accused of stealing nearly $1 million from a police officer’s 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York.

Gustavo L. Vila, a 62-year-old Yorktown resident, was arrested on Thursday, Sept. 3, and charged with theft of government funds. He answered to the charge at ...

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The 1996 Yankees Made a Dream Come True

September 19, 2020

I’ve been fortunate to attend a lot of incredible sporting events throughout my life, but none have topped Oct. 26, 1996, at Yankee Stadium.

That was the greatest night of my sports fandom, as the Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves, 3-2, in Game 6, of the World Series.

That enabled the Yankees to win the World Series, four games to two. The victory gave the Yankees their 23rd World ...

Yorktown for Justice Calls for Formation of Police Reform Task Force

September 12, 2020

Yorktown for Justice is a grassroots organization of Yorktown residents that seeks to achieve social justice and equity by working with our neighbors, local organizations and government. Through education, advocacy and activism we will ensure that all races, religions and sexual orientation are able to enjoy the same privilege and benefits that Yorktown has to offer. YFJ was one of the groups ...

Checking in with State Sen. Pete Harckham

As the election season is in full swing, I thought it would be appropriate if I continued my tradition of checking in with the candidates in our major races. The following is a small snippet from an interview that I recently conducted with state Sen. Pete Harckham, which will be aired in its entirety at 9 p.m. Wednesday on Optimum channel 74.

Senator, please share with us what’s going on ...

Climbing the Walls to Find Higher Ground

In times of stress or anxiety or just plain limbo—quite the trifecta, which we all can relate to lately—the tortured soul often looks to escape the rigors of reality by turning to art.

It might be mass-market art, like movies or music or books or games, or fine art, like paintings, or niche art like poetry, or performance art, like comic monologues.

Fortunately, there are ...

Yorktown Library, Town Offices Resume Indoor Service

September 16, 2020

The John C. Hart Memorial Library and town of Yorktown departments resumed indoor service on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

The library’s new indoor hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Staff at the town’s departments are available for in-person meetings indoors by appointment only.

Visitors to the library and all town facilities must submit to a temperature ...