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The State of Business in Yorktown

August 23, 2017

Last month, a reader called my office to complain that there is not enough Yorktown news in Yorktown News. Go figure.

Despite my attempts to convince him he was wrong, the man was steadfast in his criticism and kept returning to one topic: business. We don’t write enough about business. I told him we cover openings and closings, and any other business stories that may come along or ...

Those with Hate in Their Heart

In 1986, Donald Trump received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor with Rosa Parks. In 1991, Trump first denounced David Duke, saying he hates what Duke represents. In 1997, the head of the Anti-Defamation League praised Trump for taking discrimination at private clubs head-on. This was after he won in a Florida court the right to allow anyone—regardless of religion, sex or race—to join ...

Time to Take a Stand

I was born in September of 1948, a 2 pound, 3 ounce baby, three months premature, given a slim to none possibility of survival. The only reason I had any chance at all can be credited to the actions of the nurse on call, Marguerite Nelligan, who rushed me to an incubator, where I remained for 90 days.

Marguerite, her sister, Lenora, and their parents coincidently shared their home on Avon ...

Beer Here!

Anybody who’s ever stepped foot inside a sports stadium knows this clarion call: “Beer here!”

When it comes to suds, I was the teetotaler of my frat house (AEPi Syracuse, for those into Greek culture). Notwithstanding, my given name being a homophone for the modestly alcoholic beverage (you know, Bruce…brews), in my early adulthood, beer and I were not exactly ...

Something Smells Fishy Here

We’ve had our fair share of goldfish. Most of them were won at a local fairs and carnivals so I could understand if they may not have been the healthiest fish in the world. However, I’ve had friends who’ve had pet goldfish like mine that lasted for a dozen years (the fish, not the friends), so maybe it’s not the fish… maybe it’s us.

Either way, we ...

Summer Reading vs. Summer Vacation

Dear Dr. Linda,

According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, a vacation is defined as follows: 1) a period spent away from home or business in travel or recreation; 2) a scheduled period during which activity (as of a court or school) is suspended; 3) a respite or a time of respite from something.

Vacation this year has been stressful once again because of required summer reading. My kids ...

Bigotry Has No Place Anywhere

August 22, 2017

Editor’s Note: Ilan Gilbert is the Democratic candidate for town supervisor.

Last week (Aug. 15), I attended the vigil for the victims at Charlottesville, Va., at the First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown. This event was attended by individuals of all faiths and racial backgrounds.

I felt that it was important to participate in the vigil because as a community we need to send a clear ...

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