Yorktown News

November 17, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A Revolutionary War monument 10 years in the making was unveiled Saturday in Yorktown's Railroad Park.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – In stark contrast to its reception of an application to rezone 2.67 acres at Crompond Road and Hamblyn Street for transitional use, which it vetted for the better part of this year, the Town Board two weeks ago gave an initial nod right out of the gate to a similar application ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Almost a decade after it was first proposed, the Pines Bridge Monument will be unveiled Saturday (Nov. 17) in Railroad Park at 2 p.m. The town, in separate resolutions in 2016 and 2017, contributed $167,500 toward the monument’s completion. Another $50,000 came from a State ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A week after the Town Board received yet additional input from members of the community—volunteers representing the Planning Board, Conservation Board and Tree Conservation Advisory Commission—on drafts of two laws aimed at regulating the removal of trees, it acted on their ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm hosted its “Fourth Annual Farm-to-Table Dinner” on Thursday, Sept. 27. More than 130 guests enjoyed a meal prepared by Peter Pratt’s Inn. In addition to the dinner, local businesses donated more than 60 items for the silent auction. All money ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - Tina the Turtle is living her best life thanks to 101 generous donors who contributed $5,295 toward the purchase of her new tank. It was installed Monday, Oct. 22, after a fundraising campaign by the Katonah Village Library. As legend has it, Tina came to the library 26 years ago ...

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QUEENS, N.Y. – Raka Bose, an eighth grader, and Sharik Bose, a sixth grader, won the Editor’s Choice Ribbons at the ninth annual World Maker Faire held at the New York Hall of Science in Queens on Sept 22-23. Both attend Middle E. Strang Middle School. Raka’s project featured an interactive ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Reading, writing, arithmetic—and Tweeting? Yorktown High School is experimenting with three new classes this year, one of which involves being a good digital citizen and using social media, particularly Twitter, to spread positivity. The class, called Husker Discovery, is a ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – It all began with a genuine affinity for learning about science. When Jay Gambetta was growing up near the beach in Queensland, Australia, he realized that he had a desire to learn beyond what he was being taught in school and that he naturally gravitated towards topics that ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown residents Bob and Kathi Kearney, after raising $19,000 at its 10th annual Drive to Cure Diabetes Golf Outing in July, have now donated more than $100,000 in their quest to cure type 1 diabetes, a condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. All ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A public hearing on whether to pursue historic landmark status for the building now known as the Albert A. Capellini Community & Cultural Center raised enough red flags for the Town Board that rather than formally sign off on it last month, the governing body adjourned the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown celebrated its veterans Sunday afternoon with a parade down East Main Street in Shrub Oak. All photos were taken by Brian Marschhauser of Yorktown News.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Start your engines! JCM Racing, a motorsports company, is set to open its 5,000-square-foot building at 1560 Front St. in Yorktown Heights. JCM, which stands for John Cerbone Motorsports, is owned by Yorktown residents John and Pattie Cerbone.  The company, founded two ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Kevin Byrnes III completed his Eagle Scout Project last week and it was destroyed within minutes—just as intended. Byrnes, a Lakeland High School student and member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 174, built what is known as a “breach wall” for the Yorktown Heights Volunteer Fire ...

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Turco’s on Downing Drive was named Employer of the Year at CAREERS Support Solutions’ 31st anniversary celebration, held Oct. 25 at the Crowne Plaza in White Plains. The annual event celebrates the work anniversaries of 204 individuals with disabilities who receive job ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Westchester County carried Pete Harckham (D-South Salem) to victory Tuesday night in the 40th State Senate District race over two-term incumbent Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown). Murphy topped Harckham by 8,049 votes in Dutchess and Putnam counties, but was bested by 10,170 ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R-Mahopac) has earned a second term in Albany with an apparent victory over challenger Vedat Gashi (D-Yorktown), according to unofficial election results. With 100 percent of districts reporting in Putnam and Westchester, Byrne defeated Gashi by ...

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Lakeland’s field hockey squad was attempting to earn its 10th straight trip to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class B Final Four when it faced Section 2 champion Burnt Hills-Balston Lake in the regional championship game on Nov. 3 The Section 1 champion Hornets had ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The fifth annual Harvest Square Dance sponsored by the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group was held Saturday, Sept. 22, at Faraway Farms on Baptist Church Road. Dozens in attendance enjoyed old-time square and line dancing with friends and fellow “greenies.” Dinner and dancing was ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Turns out, the location of a $225,000 bronze monument to mark the Revolutionary War battle at Pines Bridge in Yorktown wasn’t set in stone. It came as a surprise to Mary Rossetti, vice president of the Yorktown Historical Society. And to Paul Martin, its president. And both ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Representatives of Homeland Towers returned to the Town Board two weeks ago in their ongoing effort to bolster infrastructures for wireless communications carriers and help tackle the issue of “dead spots” Yorktown residents encounter on a regular basis. Homeland representatives ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown voters will go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 6 to vote on a number of state and federal posts. There are competitive races for governor, attorney general, comptroller, state Senate, state Assembly, Senate, Congress, and state Supreme Court justice. Here are the races we ...

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Please provide background information about yourself: education, work experience, family, etc. I was born and raised in the 94th Assembly District and am fortunate to have lived in this district my entire life. I grew up in Putnam Valley and graduated from Carmel High School. I earned my B.A.

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Please provide background information about yourself: education, work experience, family, etc. When I was 4 years old, my family came to New York for the same reason as many other families—my parents wanted to give my siblings and myself a chance at a better life. After graduating Lakeland High ...

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What are some issues facing the 40th Senate District right now? Key issues include reforming health care, holding utility companies accountable, protecting our drinking water supply and the Hudson River, curbing substance and opioids abuse, and investing in renewable energy. In my first 30 days ...

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What are some issues facing the 40th Senate District right now? The most difficult issues are the heroin and opioid crisis, the closing of Indian Point, and the loss of the SALT deduction for state and local taxes. Additionally, we must continue to stand up for victims of sexual and domestic ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.. - Despite strong winds and heavy rain, hundreds of families still enjoyed Halloween in Yorktown on Saturday, Oct. 27. The parade was canceled, but costumed kids were invited inside the Albert A. Capellini Community and Cultural Center to enjoy the festivities and get some candy. The ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Some seriously talented artists turned out for the first-ever Battle of the Jack-o-Lanterns, held Oct. 19-20 at the Yorktown Grange Fairgrounds. All artists, who displayed dozens of Jack-o-Lanterns and performed live painting, carving or sculpting demonstrations, selected charities ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown residents are being asked to conserve as much water as possible while its supply is switched to the Amawalk Reservoir, the Northern Westchester Joint Water Works announced. This is being done as a result of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection's $158 ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – About six miles separate the Yorktown firehouse on Commerce Street from the new station on Kitchawan Road. In an emergency situation, that can make a world of difference. That was the motivation for the Yorktown Heights Fire District Board of Commissioners more than two decades ...

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