Yorktown Top Stories

May 13, 2021

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - As of Sunday, May 9, 43.8 percent of Westchester County residents were fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to information provided by the New York State Department of Health. Additionally, 54.4 percent of the county’s 967,612 residents—and 67.9 percent of 18+ ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Planning Board is in no rush to approve a controversial fast-food restaurant proposed for a busy intersection in Mohegan Lake. A public hearing on a Taco Bell proposed for the corner of Mohegan Avenue and Route 6 opened several weeks ago. The hearing picked up again ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Three candidates are vying for two seats on the Yorktown Central School District Board of Education. Incumbents Jackie Carbone and Peter Bisaccia are facing a challenge from Richie Giannasca, a 2018 Yorktown High School graduate and rising senior at Pace University. Registered ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Seven candidates are vying for three seats on the Lakeland Central School District Board of Education. Incumbents Michael Daly and Angela Conti are facing challenges from Tatyana Krychkina, Anna Massaro, Carmella Pervizi, Marisa Ragonese, and Vincent Xavier. Trustee Karen Pressman ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – For the first time in a long time, town officials have reason to feel optimistic about the prospect of making new residential sewer connections. According to plans presented at last week’s Town Board meeting, it would cost about $14.3 million to bring sewers to 315 homes in the ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – The Lakeland Central School District will host its graduation ceremony for the graduating classes of Lakeland and Walter Panas high schools at Dutchess Stadium in Wappingers Falls. The ceremony will be held on Monday, June 28, with a rain date of Wednesday, June 30. Dr. Brendan ...

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MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. – The quick actions and attentiveness of George Washington Elementary School day-time custodian, Angelo Alessandro, saved a third-grade student from choking during a lunch period on Tuesday, April 20. Alessandro noticed that a student was acting abnormally at his lunch table ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – One of the worst-kept secrets in Westchester was confirmed last week when plans submitted to Yorktown’s Building Department revealed that Trader Joe’s is indeed the mysterious “specialty grocer” coming to the Lowe’s shopping center on Route 202 near the Taconic State ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown is clean and green thanks to the nearly 500 volunteers who participated in the 32nd annual Battle of Yorktown litter clean-up on Saturday, April 24. Throughout the day, from Mohegan Lake to Yorktown Heights, these volunteers worked to clean up all sorts of litter—such as ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown High School has partnered with Feeding Westchester to host the temporary Food for All drive-through food pantry. The social workers in the district set up the connection to the food bank group, and students and staff volunteered their time to put together bags of food to ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – The Lakeland Central School District has been hosting their annual career fair for high-school students for 14 years, but they have never held a career fair like this year’s. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social-distancing guidelines, Lakeland’s job fair was done completely ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Monday, April 19, was the first day in 13 months the majority of Yorktown Central School District students were present in their buildings. That day, the district welcomed back all students who committed to an in-person learning model for the remainder of the 2020-21 school ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – By eating lots of camera-ready food and posting short videos on social media, Anthony Kaplan, aka “Beefy Burger Boi,” has become something of a local food celebrity, while bringing awareness to food establishments at the same time. The 2013 Lakeland High School graduate stars in ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown is paying an outside contractor $2 million annually to pick up residents’ recycling and household trash. Phil Marino, the new general foreman of the town’s refuse and recycling department, thinks it’s possible to beat that price by bringing the operations in-house. “I ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Parking and tree mitigation plans are still being finalized, but the long-awaited opening of Yorktown’s Par 3 golf course could happen as soon as Memorial Day—at least partially. While the clubhouse and a practice range are nearly complete, the course itself needs to “rest” for ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Gustavo L. Vila, a Yorktown resident and former attorney, was sentenced on Monday, April 19, to 51 months in prison for stealing nearly $1 million from a 9/11 first responder. John Ferreyra was an NYPD officer on Sept. 11, 2001, suffering life-threatening health issues as a ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Benches at a small park located in front of the Yorktown Pharmacy have been refurbished by a prospective Eagle Scout. The project was undertaken by Robbie Gussak, of BSA Troop 174 Yorktown Heights. The park, located on the corner of Commerce Street, was donated to the town by ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – The Lakeland Board of Education voted to unanimously approve the budget during its meeting on Thursday, April 8. The budget would increase by 2.1 percent to a total revenue figure of $168,255,026. For the second year in a row, the tax levy is flat. Dr. Brendan Lyons, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Much like traffic on Route 6 during rush hour, concerns are piling up for a proposed Taco Bell in Mohegan Lake. Several nearby residents—some speaking on behalf of a much larger contingent—logged onto Monday night’s virtual Planning Board meeting to speak at a public hearing for ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The long-closed Getty gas station on the corner of Route 6 and Barger Street will soon be demolished to make way for a new CoCo Farms convenience store and Mobil fueling station. The former Getty station closed in 2016. The building was most recently used as an auto-body shop.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A 32-year-old man was killed in a Saturday afternoon crash on the Taconic State Parkway. Julio T. Diaz, an EMT from Queens, was southbound on the highway around 2:10 p.m. Saturday, April 10, when his 2009 Yamaha motorcycle “sideswiped” a 2007 BMW M5, which was changing lanes, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The volunteers of the Yorktown parents’ senior celebrations group kicked off their “Cream of the Crop” fundraiser with their first “cropping” on Tuesday, March 30. Styled after the “flamingo flocking” fundraiser, the “Cream of the Crop” puts a Yorktown spin on the idea while ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Central School District would increase spending by 1.48 percent over last, according to a budget presented by Dr. Ron Hattar, schools superintendent, during the Board of Education meeting on Monday, March 22. Under the proposed budget, school district residents ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – John Kibbe, a former Yorktown town supervisor, died on March 21 at the age of 96. Those who knew the former town supervisor remember the legacy he left during his short time in office. First and foremost, Kibbe was known for his accessibility to the people he governed. When ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A new state law, scrapping generations-old prohibitions against marijuana and instead allowing adults to sell, grow, and smoke it, is finding a frosty reception at Yorktown town hall. Seeing a “burden...on local communities” in the state’s relaxed stance on the once-outlawed ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Though common today, curbside recycling did not begin to take hold in America until the 1990s. Just decades earlier, most American households contributed 100 percent of their waste to landfills. Looking to get ahead of the curve on the next environmental trend, the Yorktown Town ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The town of Yorktown is slated to receive $3.98 million in federal funding as part of the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus plan passed by Congress last month. Some restrictions are being placed on the money and how it can be spent. It cannot be used to ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Austin Canady, a 24-year-old from South Salem, was killed Tuesday morning when his 2019 Harley-Davidson motorcycle collided with a 2019 Honda Pilot driven by a 34-year-old Yorktown resident. The crash occurred around 7:39 a.m. on Route 202. Canady was reportedly heading ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Parents of the Yorktown senior class have partnered with Yorktown High School and local businesses to create a schedule of monthly events to celebrate the senior class. The success of the Yorktown parents’ plans led to the spread of senior celebration ideas across Westchester and ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A 13,278-square-foot retail building is being proposed for East Main Street in Mohegan Lake, on the same property as an existing 7,700-square-foot building that houses Dunkin Donuts, among other tenants. Plans to develop the 8.8-acre site initially included two buildings ...

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