YORKTOWN, N.Y. - American Legion Post 1009 held its annual flag retirement ceremony Saturday, June 11, burning nearly 800 flags dropped off by area residents. The early morning ceremony was held in honor of Flag Day, which commemorates the adoption of Old Glory on June 14, 1777.
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By YORKTOWN NEWSApril 25, 2018
Editor's Note, 2:30 p.m.: Route 35 has reopened.
YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Yorktown Police Department is advising motorists to avoid using Route 35 this morning.
The road is closed at Greenwood Street because of a water main break. Town crews are on the scene making repairs.
By JEREMY BROWNApril 23, 2018
YORKTOWN, N.Y. – It was a powerful and emotional evening at Yorktown’s Temple Beth Am on Thursday, April 12, for its annual Yom HaShoah Service, which commemorates the 6 million lives lost in the Holocaust perpetrated by Nazi Germany.
“This was an extension of how we make sure that the Shoah, the Holocaust, never happens again,” said Rabbi Robert Weiner, the spiritual ...
By MIKE SABINIApril 21, 2018
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. — Yorktown senior Brett Makar has accomplished a lot in his decorative athletic career as a Husker, but his recent honor may top them all.
Makar was one of the first 11 players, and the only one from New York, chosen to participate in the 13th-annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Game on June 30 at Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood Field in Baltimore at ...
By MIKE SABINIApril 20, 2018
CROSS RIVER, N.Y. — Led by a complete-game effort from Joe Vetrano, who struck out 12, Lakeland’s baseball squad defeated host John Jay-Cross River 3-2 on April 11.
“I felt great today before the game,” Vetrano said. “I had a good feel for all of my pitches before stepping on the mound and I think that impacted my performance.”
Evan Berta, who went 2 ...
By BRIAN MARSCHHAUSERApril 20, 2018
YORKTOWN, N.Y. – For the second year in a row, there will be an uncontested Board of Education race in the Yorktown School District.
Jackie Carbone, Peter Bisaccia and Lisa Rolle, all incumbents, are running for re-election. No other candidates submitted petitions, according to District Clerk Yvette Segal.
Bisaccia and Rolle were both appointed to finish the unexpired terms of ...
By TRUDY WALZApril 20, 2018
YORKTOWN, N.Y. – At the behest of members of the Community Housing Board, the Town Board on Tuesday, March 10, asked Town Attorney Richard Abbate to research the legality of requiring developments of 10 units or more to include a 10 percent set-side for affordable housing.
The set-aside is less than that imposed under a previous affordable housing law which in 2016 was wiped off the ...
By BRIAN MARSCHHAUSERApril 18, 2018
YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Around 10 a.m. Monday, a school bus with the Croton-Harmon School District was traveling eastbound on Underhill Avenue near Heights Drive when rain and strong winds took down a tree, which landed directly in front of the bus, said Police Chief Robert Noble.
Though the bus driver was able to stop in time, making only slight contact with the tree, part of a utility pole ...