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Athlete Spotlight: Lakeland's Joe Vetrano Headed to Boston College

April 3, 2020

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Joe Vetrano’s junior season at Lakeland High School was one for the record books.

As a pitcher, the Boston College-bound, 6-foot-3 lefty finished the season with 5 wins, a 0.77 ERA and 61 strikeouts over 45.2 innings. As a hitter, Vetrano slugged his way to a .419 batting average, 7 home runs and 22 RBI.

On his way to leading the Hornets to their second ...

Girls Lacrosse: Tripaldi to Lead Lakeland/Panas

SHRUB OAK, N.Y – Andrew Tripaldi has known both sides of the Lakeland/Walter Panas rivalry.

For the last six years, Tripaldi, a 2007 Lakeland High School graduate, has been the varsity head coach of the Walter Panas field-hockey squad. This spring, after having coached JV for two years and modified for one, he was set to take over as the Lakeland/Panas girls’ varsity lacrosse head ...

Lacrosse: Former Huskers Have Reunion in Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – It’s not uncommon for Yorktown lacrosse graduates to play each other at the next level, but the reunion on March 7—when No. 4 Maryland won a close contest against visiting Albany, 14-13—was special.

Brett Makar, a 2018 Yorktown graduate and two-time All-American for the Huskers, is a two-year starter on defense for Maryland.

On the Albany side ...

School Elections Postponed, Districts Cancel Spring Break

March 31, 2020

The Somers and Lakeland Central School Districts have announced students will be working through Spring Break because of an executive order from Governor Cuomo threatening school's state aid.

In a letter to parents, Somers Superintendent Dr. Raymond Blanch said Cuomo announced that districts "must use all available vacation and snow days as distance learning days, including our spring ...

Friday Was The Big Day For Small Businesses of America

April 3, 2020

The question is will our banking system be ready?


The Paycheck Protection Program was enacted to bring fast and forgivable money to small businesses to encourage employee retention and/or employee rehiring when we come out of the current environmental restrictions.  

The loans ...

Tompkins Mahopac Bank Aids Employees Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic

BREWSTER, N.Y. -  In an effort to assist its employees with unexpected financial burdens faced during the current COVID-19 crisis, Tompkins Financial is offering a discount loan program to non-executive employees who have encountered increased expenses or decreased income. These include spouse or domestic partner’s job loss, and unexpected costs for elder care or child care. In ...

Rooster's open for pickup and delivery during Covid Crisis

Rooster’s Wings & Brew in Mohegan Lake is open and operating during the Covid crisis. The eatery is prioritizing health and safety, following all guidelines, while still being there to feed the community.

Delivery is available daily from 12- 8pm, curbside pickup (1 Baker Street, Mohegan Lake) is also available until 9 pm. The full food menu is available, along with the full bar ...

Slater Announces First COVID-19 Death: 'We Can't Let Her Be Just a Number'

April 3, 2020

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Supervisor Matt Slater announced that a Yorktown resident has died from COVID-19 during his daily briefing on Friday, April 3.

Slater said the town is withholding the name "out of respect for the family."

"I knew this individual personally. She was a personal friend of the family. She had a true Yorktown attitude and a smile that could warm the coldest ...

Pets Unaffected By coronavirus; Some Animal Hospitals, Shelters Not So Lucky

In this time of uncertainty, most medical professionals can agree on at least thing: your pets probably cannot contract the coronavirus. In fact, many experts say pets can be therapeutic and have been shown to reduce stress.

“It is a good time to adopt with people having to stay home,” said Michele Dugan, president of the Putnam Humane Society.

“Time to do some basic ...

Bored? We've Got Puzzles

This week's edition of your paper included a special pullout filled with puzzles and games.

If you didn't get your paper yet, or want extra copies, you can download and print out our puzzle section here.

From Halston Media:

To our Beloved Community: During this crisis, we can’t continue to operate entirely as we have been doing when we are only earning a fraction of ...

Families Slow Down as Distance Learning Ramps Up

Now that learning and working from home appear to be the norm for a while, schoolchildren and their parents are finding creative ways to make the best of a difficult situation.

The three Rs, for Readin’, ‘Ritin’ and ‘Rithmetic, have sprouted a fourth—Relationships.

Family members who barely had time to grab a bagel while dashing out the door are now sitting ...

Town Hall Closed, 2 Staffers Test Positive for COVID-19

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The town is sanitizing Town Hall after two staffers tested positive for COVID-19.

"We continue to see an intense surge in the numbers," Supervisor Matt Slater said in his daily briefing video to residents. 

He said on Wednesday, April 1, that there are 125 cases in Yorktown, an increase of 5 from the previous day.

The town also launched a website that ...

Say 'Thank You' to an Essential Employee

Have you had a positive experience with a teacher, essential worker (grocery, mail, doctor, etc.) or first responder? Thank them in the paper! Send your words of appreciation to editor Jodi Weinberger at for possible publication in an upcoming issue. Be sure to include your name and the town you're from!  



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This Newspaper Is A Small Business Too & We Need Your Support

March 26, 2020

Dear Beloved Community, 
Just like that, this newspaper’s business model changed overnight. We bet your world did, as well.  

In order to continue delivering the news and information you’ve come to expect from us, we need help from our readers. 

As a free newspaper, nearly 100 percent of our revenue until now has come from small businesses advertising with ...

Latest Financial Information To Help The Community Recover

To Our Valued Community,

Right now we are going through some crazy times.  Our volume of information on the COVID-19 virus is overwhelming, to say the least.  Bigger than the volume of communication we are receiving is the impact COVID-19 is having on all our lives.

We started with schools being closed, and then it was shopping malls and hair salons. Now all non-essential ...

Video: Mohegan Lake's Wild Fusion Gives Free Food to Customers

MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. – Before closing indefinitely, the staff at Wild Fusion in Mohegan Lake spent three days handing out hundreds of free prepped meals.

“Due to the pandemic, we must stay strong and help each other in need,” said Jack Xiao, owner of Wild Fusion.

Wild Fusion’s food giveaway ran from Wednesday, March 18, to Friday, March 20. Staff members cooked, ...

Dr. Del Vecchio Outlines Safety Procedures in Dental Clinic

March 25, 2020

The American Dental Association mandates dentists to offer only emergency care to their patients amid the coronavirus pandemic. Infection control is the catch phrase. So let me share what I am doing, and have been doing for years to assure public safety.

In response to the outbreak, Infection control procedures are actions taken in health care settings to prevent the spread of disease. The CDC ...

Wallauer’s Open to Help our Community

April 1, 2020

Wallauer’s Paint & Design and their Ace Hardware stores are stocked to provide essential products and services to our communities in order to reduce the spread of COVID 19 Coronavirus. Wallauer’s is and will stay open for business with reduced hours for the next few weeks. (Check store for details).

Wallauer’s is the largest Benjamin Moore paint dealer in Westchester, ...

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