Yorktown News

September 17, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Cellular Sales, an independent Verizon Wireless retailer, celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 2035 Crompond Road. This is Cellular Sales’ 57th store in New York. The Yorktown Heights location is a full-service store for Verizon Wireless products and services.

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – He was once the youngest mayor in the United States and is currently the Dutchess County executive. And for his next trick, Marc Molinaro, a Republican, would like to be governor of New York. Molinaro knows he’s the underdog—in the last 40 years, there has only been one ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Ambassador Teuta Sahatqija and Albana Bylykbashi, second secretary, of the Consulate General of the Republic of Kosovo in New York, appeared in Yorktown on Wednesday, Aug. 22, as guest presenters of the Rotary Club of Yorktown. The club meets at Yorktown Pizza and Pasta. Community ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Jeremy Newberger has a theory about finding one’s path in life. “There is a chart I have up here in my head,” he said. “It’s like what you want to do and what you are good at: as soon as you find the point where that criss-crosses, it is your career.” For this Yorktown ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Prolific Yorktown author Susan Berliner has published a new dystopian thriller, “After the Bubbles.” Oddly shaped bubbles are falling from the sky all over the world, transforming everyone who comes into contact with them into extraordinary beings that are no longer human. And ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Residents, adjust your calendars. The opening date for the Granite Knolls Sports and Recreation Complex on Stoney Street is now expected to be in mid-October. And although that may still be a moving target, one of those overseeing its development since its ground-breaking ceremony ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Peter Harckham (D-South Salem) will challenge incumbent state Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) in November's general election after defeating Robert Kesten (D-South Salem) in yesterday's Democratic Party primary, according to unofficial election results. More than 21,000 ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Fred Rogers once said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Former Town Supervisor Michael Grace returned to the Town Board council chambers last week in another bid to resuscitate his five-year dream known as Depot Square. Although no formal statement has been issued about his proposal to build new highway and parks facilities on ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Lakeland and Yorktown students returned to school last week and parents sent us their best first day of school photos. Additional photos can be sent to yorktownnews@halstonmedia.com.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Every year on Sept. 11, Americans come together and vow to “never forget.” In addition to remembering the nearly 3,000 people who died that day and years later from complications, it also means never forgetting how that tragedy bound most Americans. That unity, however, was ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Police are enlisting the public’s help in locating vandals who caused extensive damage to the town-owned swimming pool on Sunnyside Street in Shrub Oak. A police source told Yorktown News that the vandalism occurred sometime after 10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5. Though this source ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The sky isn’t falling, but watch out for those ceilings. Above one of them in a wing at Town Hall is an inch of water sandwiched by two roofs. Richard Kuhn, a territory manager for The Garland Company Inc., projected a picture of a core plug he had removed on a screen in council ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Mary Ellen Herzog, the assistant superintendent for pupil personnel services, is retiring from the Lakeland Central School District after nearly 15 years. According to Lakeland’s website, the Department of Special Education and Pupil Personnel Service “works to meet the needs ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – The Lakeland school board has awarded a $20,000 annual contract to livestream sporting events, concerts and other special events. The three-year contract was awarded to LocalLive, a Stamford, Conn. company, at the board’s Aug. 16 meeting. The company streams varsity games on ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown celebrated its 230th birthday in style on Sunday, Aug. 26, with a baseball game, a parade down East Main Street, concerts, presentations, historical home tours and fireworks. The last-minute celebration, spearheaded by Councilman Tom Diana and Councilwoman Alice Roker, was ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown Elks Lodge No. 2324 has donated $2,500 to the Alliance for Safe Kids. Tricy Cushner, president of ASK, accepted the donation and said, “The Alliance for Safe Kids is truly grateful for the ongoing partnership and program support with the Yorktown Elks. As the recipient ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The 85-year-old, two-story, red brick building on Commerce Street that less than two months ago was renamed in honor of a former town supervisor appears destined to acquire another claim to fame: designation as a historic landmark. The Town Board on Tuesday, Aug. 14, signed off ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - New York State Police are investigating the apparent suicide of a 53-year-old Briarcliff Manor man whose body was recovered Sunday from the Croton Reservoir, said Trooper A.J. Hicks, public information officer for Troop K. Emergency personnel were dispatched to the reservoir ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – “Every organization has a brand,” said Dr. Ron Hattar, the second-year superintendent of the Yorktown Central School District. If that’s the case, it’s no secret what Yorktown’s brand is. Immediately after taking over the captain’s chair last July, Hattar set course for ...

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Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article misrepresented the opinion of a Hamblyn Street resident, Kenneth McGevna. It stated that McGevna indicated he preferred the layout of two multifamily housing buildings during a discussion by the Town Board and Weyant representatives. McGevna opposes ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – With input from various parties on a revised tree law in hand, a representative of the grassroots group, Advocates for a Better Yorktown, appeared before the Town Board on Tuesday, Aug. 14, seeking its referral to an expanded group of experts in an effort to codify it before the ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland Central School District’s three elementary schools in Yorktown will likely be staffed by school resource officers beginning in January, said Dr. George Stone, superintendent of schools. The school board, in its 2018-19 budget, approved funding for uniformed police ...

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JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y. – Lyle Puente has created artwork for The Wall Street Journal, released six music records, written a book about geckos, appeared in an episode of “Impractical Jokers” and a music video for The Weeknd, put a snake on Madonna, and he makes the meanest grilled cheese in ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – A state grant for $83,275 to fund bathroom renovations has been awarded to the John C. Hart Memorial Library, state officials announced. The money will be used to renovate three public bathrooms, bringing them in compliance with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) regulations ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A 41-year-old Ossining man was arrested Thursday, Aug. 16, for allegedly depositing a check that was incorrectly mailed to him, according to the Yorktown Police Department. Earlier this year, a check for $2,670 was incorrectly mailed to the Main Street apartment of Christoper J.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown will celebrate its 230th birthday this Sunday with a non-stop celebration, beginning with a 9 a.m. baseball game pitting Little Leaguers against elected officials, and ending with a 9 p.m. fireworks show near the firehouse on Commerce Street. The birthday celebration ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland forward Julianna Cappello’s hat trick in last year’s State Final game helped propel the Hornets to their ninth consecutive state title. As her final season at Lakeland looms, Cappello is looking forward to a memorable year before moving on to playing field hockey in ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – If all is going according to plan, the turf for the prepared fields at a park that supporters have promised will be something beyond compare was delivered Wednesday, Aug. 8, and its installation on the baseball section, at least, had begun. This week, prefabricated concrete ...

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MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. – Since 1940, Westchester and Putnam residents have been finding their way to Camp Nabby (many summer after summer) in Mohegan Lake. Now, 78 years later, Nabby is bigger and better than ever, thanks to the continuing efforts of the Bertino family, which took over operation of ...

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