Yorktown Top Stories

August 15, 2018

JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y. – The Yorktown Lions Club held its annual installation dinner in June at Vittoria’Z on the Lake, where the club named new officers, honored its top volunteers and donated money to local organizations.

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Editor's Note: Read our previous interview with Robert Kesten here. SOMERS, N.Y. – For eight months, it appeared to be a two-man race for 40th New York State Senate District, as Democratic challenger Robert Kesten announced in September that he would challenge two-term incumbent Sen. Terrence ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Students in Lakeland’s high schools, middle school and elementary schools will have to rise and shine a little earlier this year. The district announced last week that it has made last-minute alterations to its schedule to comply with new state regulations. The regulations ...

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Editor’s Note: This article has been updated. YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A 71-year-old Mohegan Lake man is accused of influencing the outcome of multiple Bingo games at the Yorktown Jewish Center, according to the Yorktown Police Department. Following an investigation by the New York State Gaming ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A Popeyes restaurant is being proposed for the Staples Plaza Shopping Center on Route 202. The fast-food chain, which specializes in fried chicken, would occupy a newly constructed 2,350-square-foot building with a drive-thru. It would be located in the parking area opposite the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Town Board late last month learned that a mini-master plan it had asked its planners and development project managers to design in response to two proposals that would alter the landscape at a busy intersection on Crompond Road is just weeks away from being finalized. “We’re ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Steve Rosen, a Lakeland school board trustee since 2008, has begun a 125-month repayment of money earned from the school district between the 2011-12 and 2016-17 school years. Rosen’s earnings as a part-time scoreboard operator and security guard for district sporting events, a ...

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VALHALLA, N.Y. - Earlier this year, 70-year-old Ann DeLucia suffered a stroke while undergoing treatment for a massive heart attack. She underwent months of therapy at Burke Rehabilitation Center and finally returned to her Molly Pitcher Lane condo last month. Soon after being reunited with her ...

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VALHALLA, N.Y. - A 71-year-old Yorktown man killed his hospitalized wife Wednesday morning at Westchester Medical Center before turning the gun on himself, police said. Ann DeLucia, 70, was a patient on the fourth floor at the Valhalla hospital when she was killed by a single gunshot in her bed ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – For three days last week, everybody in Yorktown was Irish. The first-ever Yorktown Irish Festival, held behind the Yorktown Firehouse, kicked off Thursday night with performances by Joanie Madden and Cherish the Ladies. Drinks, food, rides and live entertainment continued Friday ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A handful of firms that responded to the Town Board’s request for proposals, or RFPs, to serve as municipal counsel may learn their fate as soon as the board’s regular meeting next week. The board has been weighing its options since it held interviews in closed session on ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Residents seeking a helping hand in repairing malfunctioning household items attended Yorktown’s first-ever Repair Café, held Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., a staff of volunteers, called “coaches,” were sorted into various groups: electronics, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – PSCB Bank’s relocation of its Yorktown Heights branch was approved last month by the Planning Board. The bank will move out of its branch in the Yorktown Green Shopping Center to a new space in the Triangle Center, which was formerly occupied by Chase Bank. Dawn McKenzie, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The seventh annual Yorktown Grange Car Show and the second annual Big Truck Day were held Sunday, June 24, at the Yorktown Grange on Moseman Road. The car show was open to all cars, trucks, motorcycles, and antique tractors. There was food, music/DJ, activities for kids, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Neighbors of the new Lowe’s on Crompond Road say the developer that is building it is going back on a promise to build and pay for sewer connections to their homes. Numerous documents, dating back to 2011, indicate that Breslin Realty, a Garden City-based developer, had intended ...

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Also read: The Multi-Million Dollar Question: Yorktown Sewer Plans Hinge on Costs YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A month after it held an informational meeting on the prospect of extending sewers in the Hallocks Mill Sewer District to properties that continue to rely on septic systems, the Town Board last ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce held its scholarship dinner benefiting the college education of students from Yorktown on Monday, July 16, at Little Sorrento Restaurant. “We believe strongly that this program, supporting the education of young people from our community, is ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A 59-year-old Yorktown Heights man was arrested Saturday night after he allegedly exposed himself to a mother and her child in the parking lot of CVS in the Triangle Center in Yorktown, according to the Yorktown Police Department. Shortly after 7 p.m., the man, who lives on ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown families enjoyed a “Screening Under the Stars” on Thursday, July 19, at Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field. The annual outdoor movie night was presented by the Parks and Recreation Department. “The Emoji Movie” was shown. All photos were taken by Deena Bell for ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Even pirates get the blues. “Kindergarrrten Bus,” a new children’s picture book authored by Yorktown resident Mike Ornstein, details the trials and tribulations of a pirate, his parrot, and a school bus full of kindergartners. At first, the pirate driving the bus is rough and ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Former supervisor Susan Siegel (2010-11) has filed an ethics complaint against fellow former supervisor Michael Grace (2012-17). The complaint, dated July 18, alleges that Grace, less than a year removed from office, represented Breslin Realty before the Planning Board two days ...

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Editor's Note: There was some confusion over the aggressive nature of the fox. Police Chief Robert Noble cleared up that the fox was aggressive in at least two of the three reported incidents. A clarification will also be printed in next week's edition of Yorktown News. YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Three ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A traffic light has been installed at the intersection of routes 118 and 129 in Yorktown, replacing the flashing yellow light that has been there since 2012. State Sen. Terrence Murphy lobbied for the change last year and the New York State Department of Transportation, after ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A 28-year-old man was killed Monday morning in a car crash on Route 202, said Lt. Tom Gentner. The identity of the driver was not released to Yorktown News, pending notification of the family. Gentner said the driver, whose residence is unknown, was affiliated with the military, ...

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MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. – Lake Day, the annual day-long celebration of Mohegan Lake, returned Saturday with boat races, fishing derbies, live music, games, a nature presentation, an outdoor movie, and more. Family-friendly events were held at several different locations and beaches, with a water taxi ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – As a self-taught photographer, David Rocco has captured the images of historic restoration projects throughout the Hudson Valley for almost two decades. Since 2013, his prized photos have focused on the new Tappan Zee Bridge, and his vantage points of it are unlike any ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – After taking time to “lick its wounds,” Pied Piper pre-school returned to the Planning Board last month with a scaled down version of its expansion project. The decades-old pre-school last appeared before the Planning Board in June 2017. Despite lobbying from parents on behalf ...

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