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Yorktown Awarded for Storm Cleanup

May 10, 2019

VALHALLA, N.Y. – The town of Yorktown and a Yorktown High School student were honored last week for their environmental and sustainable contributions to Westchester County.

The county’s second annual Eco Awards were given out Monday, April 22, at the Kensico Dam Plaza, in Valhalla. The awards recognized contributions to the county’s local environment and sustainability, made ...

Yorktown Man Named Phys Ed Teacher of the Year

May 17, 2019

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Donn Tobin, a Yorktown resident who works for the Mahopac School District, has been named National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year by SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators).

“I am humbled and truly honored by this recognition,” Tobin said. “It is an absolute privilege to teach the children in the Mahopac community. Our ...

Meet the Lakeland School Board Candidates

CORTLANDT, N.Y. – Three people are running uncontested for three seats on the Lakeland Central School District Board of Education. The budget and trustee vote will be held from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Van Cortlandtville Elementary School, 3100 East Main St., Mohegan Lake.


Who are you? Provide a brief overview of your background, education and ...

Meet the Yorktown School Board Candidates

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Three people are running uncontested for three seats on the Yorktown Central School District Board of Education. The budget and trustee vote will be held from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in the Mohansic Elementary School gymnasium, 704 Locksley Road, Yorktown Heights.


Who are you? Provide a brief overview of your background, education and ...

Nadine's Celebrates Grand Opening in Yorktown

May 10, 2019

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Nadine's Restaurant, located at 715 Saw Mill River Road in Yorktown Heights, celebrated its grand opening on Thursday, May 9.

The restaurant is owned by Christian and Pamela Schienle, who have lived in Yorktown for 12 years. The name of the restaurant, which serves French and German cuisine, comes from Pamela's middle name: Nadine.

This is the Schienle's ...

Yorktown Celebrates Arbor Day

May 18, 2019

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown celebrated Arbor Day on Friday, April 26, with tree-shaped cookies and apple cider, a poster contest, and the planting of a new tree outside of John C. Hart Memorial Library.

This year, 95 elementary school students from Lakeland, Yorktown and St. Patrick’s School participated in the annual poster contest. They were tasked with designing individual or team ...

Eagle Scout Builds Ramps For Puppies

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. - Raymond Schmidt is the newest Eagle Scout from Scouts BSA Troop 164.

He earned the rank after completing his Eagle Scout Service Project of building three custom-built training ramps for puppies at Guiding Eyes for the Blind, which is headquartered in Yorktown Heights.

Its sister organization in Australia heard about the ramps and asked for Schmidt’s plans, ...

Building Proposed for Kear Street; Underhill Building to be Demolished

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. - The wholesale facelift of a stretch of Route 118 in Yorktown Heights, the onetime site of Murphy’s Restaurant, continues.  

A three-story, 10,000-square-foot building would rise on just over a third of an acre at the corner of Kear Street and 118, under a proposal now before the Planning Board. Meanwhile, a new office building continues to build on the ...

Pines Bridge Plaza Unveiled

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Pines Bridge Monument, unveiled in Railroad Park in November, is now surrounded by a commemorative brick plaza.

The plaza is made up of 2,000 bricks, about 250 of which are engraved with the names of donors. They were initially installed six years ago at Downing Park, the monument’s previously planned location.

The monument itself pays tribute to the Battle of ...

Photos: 2019 Yorktown SpringFest

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The second annual SpringFest, organized by the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce and the town of Yorktown, was held Saturday, April 13.

Residents suffering from winter blues found a cure at the Yorktown firehouse field, where they enjoyed live music, delicious food, and more fun activities on a warm, sunny day.

All photos were taken by Deena Bell for Yorktown News.

Support Connection hands out Spirit Awards

May 19, 2019

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Support Connection, a nonprofit organization that provides support to women diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancer, handed out Spirit Awards to several area residents at its Spring Benefit on Friday, April 26, at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor in Mahopac. The awards are given each year to honor those who demonstrate dedication to the organization’s mission by providing ...

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My Time, Part II

Last week, I promised to share with you my personal view of the meaning of life. As our discussions over the past several weeks have shown, answering this “ultimate question” is not an easy task. As I sat down at my computer to compose my answer, I was reminded of one of my favorite paintings, Andrew Wyeth’s “Christina’s World.”

“Christina’s ...

On Stage: 'Baby' Love

A compact musical like “Baby” is tailor-made for a local theater company like the Armonk Players.

Best described as a cross between a book musical and a revue, “Baby” essentially is a series of sketches that are by turns compassionate and comic, chronicling the adventurous journey expectant mothers and their mates take toward the “miracle of birth.”

This ...

Why Water Usage Rates are Being Increased

May 16, 2019

YORKTWON, N.Y. - Our water district is in trouble. Money trouble. It doesn’t have the money it needs to maintain an aging water distribution system. It’s a problem that started in 2013.

Between 2013-2016, the district experienced a staggering operating deficit to the tune of $3.6 million. To fill the gap, previous town boards:

• Tabled scheduled infrastructure projects and ...

Attack of the Frozen Forehead

About five years ago, I noticed that the shallow lines on my forehead had started to morph into wandering rivers. Since I wear my hair very short, there wasn’t really any way to cover them up and I complained to my husband that I was starting to look old.

“How old do you think you look?” he asked.

“Around 50,” I replied.

“You are 50,” he ...

Slater for Supervisor

May 16, 2019

I grew up Yorktown Heights, and I just recently moved back here from White Plains with my wife. I was very excited to hear Matt Slater was running for town supervisor, as he grew up here and has a vested interest in seeing the town succeed.

I’ve been frustrated about the direction the town has been going. I’m enthusiastic about Matt’s pro-business ideas and plans modernize ...

YSBA Announces Third Annual Small Business Symposium

May 17, 2019

The Yorktown Small Business Association is hosting the third annual Small Business Symposium, which will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 29, at Mercy College’s Yorktown campus, 2651 Strang Blvd.

This year’s theme is entrepreneurship with a spotlight on women and minorities in business. Meet local elected officials, business owners, entrepreneurs, and area resources for ...