Yorktown Top Stories

December 15, 2018

  YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Green Bay Packers are on pace to have their worst season in a decade, so things have never been better for their superfan Tom Grossi. The Yorktown Heights resident, who hosts a podcast series dedicated to his favorite pro football team, was recently featured in a ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Town Board was expected to adopt a total preliminary budget of $58.6 million at its work session Tuesday that includes a spending increase of $1.2 million over 2018. The bill for the “typical Yorktown homeowner,” which means an assessed valuation of $10,000, would increase ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On Sunday, Santa Claus once again teamed up with the Yorktown Heights Volunteer Fire Department to hand out candy canes to local families at nearly every intersection in town. Check back next week for photos of the Mohegan Lake Fire Department Candy Cane Run. All photos were ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Merchants are being put on notice to watch out for counterfeit currency—especially $100 bills—as a slew of fake money has infiltrated the area during the busy holiday season. Yorktown Police Chief Robert Noble, in emails sent to the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce and the Yorktown ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Xuefang Liu, the 41-year-old owner of Rock's Smoke Shop on Commerce Street, is accused of selling tobacco products to a 14-year-old, according to the Yorktown Police Department. Police investigated the claim around 7:21 p.m. Wednesday. Liu, a resident of Corona, Queens, was ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A home improvement retailer that was expected to deliver the goods in time for Christmas will be a no-show—at least until March 1. But that most recent prediction of when Lowe’s will open its second facility in Westchester County took a back seat at the Town Board’s work session ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Hundreds came out Saturday, Dec. 1, to watch as brightly designed holiday-themed floats made their way through Yorktown for the town’s seventh annual Holiday Electric Lights Parade. The parade started at Front Street and ended at Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field, where the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The writing is on the wall for vape shops across New York State, leaving one in Yorktown to try to unload its products while it still can. Near the end of the 2018 legislative session, a bill was introduced in New York State that would ban all flavored vaping or e-cigarette ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Last month, the Chabad of Yorktown celebrated the completion of a new Torah scroll, a lengthy process that includes writing all 304,805 letters by hand, using a feather, ink and authentic parchments. Rabbi Yehuda Heber said he started the project last year following the death of ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Flooding concerns washed away plans in 2014 to build a CVS at the corner of Crompond Road and Stoney Street. But a new developer thinks that problem can be solved. Representatives of Cuddy and Feder returned to the Yorktown Planning Board at its Nov. 5 meeting with a revised ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Delayed construction on a gas-pipeline replacement project will net the town of Yorktown at least $1 million. Enbridge Inc. is carrying out its federally approved Atlantic Bridge Project, which calls for expanding the existing pipe from 26 to 42 inches. The pipeline carries ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Because of Robert Hill, any artist who wants to perform weekly can take the stage and find support among friends. Hill, the creator and Master of Ceremonies for “Open Mic Thursdays” at Mohansic Grill & Lounge in Yorktown Heights, is a musician who wanted to share his passion ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Seniors in the community who enjoy service with a smile received a treat when they attended the 38th annual St. Patrick’s Senior Citizen Tea. The fifth-grade students at St. Patrick’s School in Yorktown Heights invited over 100 local senior citizens for tea, coffee, quiche, pie, ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – Learning how to avoid deer is a necessary skill that comes with driving in the Hudson Valley. Sometimes, though, motorists aren’t so lucky, and the resulting collisions can be as deadly for the human drivers and passengers as they are for the deer. However, in the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A Revolutionary War monument 10 years in the making was unveiled Saturday in Yorktown’s Railroad Park. The monument pays tribute to the Battle of Pines Bridge, especially the diverse 1st Rhode Island Regiment under Col. Christopher Greene, who died defending the Croton River ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Hundreds of runners braved the frigid temperatures on Thanksgiving morning to compete in the second annual Hudson Valley Turkey Trot organized by state Sen. Terrence Murphy and the Taconic Road Runners. All proceeds from the event benefit two local food pantries: St. Mary's Food ...

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  YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Two-year-old Christian Dunn can’t walk on his own, but the Yorktown community is helping him to gain a little independence. Christian was born with a rare form of congenital muscular dystrophy, which weakens his muscles over time. “He can’t sit unassisted, he can’t ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A fitness center is opening soon at 3333 Crompond Road, formerly the home of Bed, Bath & Beyond in the Staples Plaza shopping center. The 25,000-square-foot gym, called Level Fitness Clubs, is likely to open the first week of January, said employee Donna Giglio. There are ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A Revolutionary War monument 10 years in the making was unveiled Saturday in Yorktown's Railroad Park.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – In stark contrast to its reception of an application to rezone 2.67 acres at Crompond Road and Hamblyn Street for transitional use, which it vetted for the better part of this year, the Town Board two weeks ago gave an initial nod right out of the gate to a similar application ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Almost a decade after it was first proposed, the Pines Bridge Monument will be unveiled Saturday (Nov. 17) in Railroad Park at 2 p.m. The town, in separate resolutions in 2016 and 2017, contributed $167,500 toward the monument’s completion. Another $50,000 came from a State ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A week after the Town Board received yet additional input from members of the community—volunteers representing the Planning Board, Conservation Board and Tree Conservation Advisory Commission—on drafts of two laws aimed at regulating the removal of trees, it acted on their ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm hosted its “Fourth Annual Farm-to-Table Dinner” on Thursday, Sept. 27. More than 130 guests enjoyed a meal prepared by Peter Pratt’s Inn. In addition to the dinner, local businesses donated more than 60 items for the silent auction. All money ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Reading, writing, arithmetic—and Tweeting? Yorktown High School is experimenting with three new classes this year, one of which involves being a good digital citizen and using social media, particularly Twitter, to spread positivity. The class, called Husker Discovery, is a ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – It all began with a genuine affinity for learning about science. When Jay Gambetta was growing up near the beach in Queensland, Australia, he realized that he had a desire to learn beyond what he was being taught in school and that he naturally gravitated towards topics that ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown residents Bob and Kathi Kearney, after raising $19,000 at its 10th annual Drive to Cure Diabetes Golf Outing in July, have now donated more than $100,000 in their quest to cure type 1 diabetes, a condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. All ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A public hearing on whether to pursue historic landmark status for the building now known as the Albert A. Capellini Community & Cultural Center raised enough red flags for the Town Board that rather than formally sign off on it last month, the governing body adjourned the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown celebrated its veterans Sunday afternoon with a parade down East Main Street in Shrub Oak. All photos were taken by Brian Marschhauser of Yorktown News.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Start your engines! JCM Racing, a motorsports company, is set to open its 5,000-square-foot building at 1560 Front St. in Yorktown Heights. JCM, which stands for John Cerbone Motorsports, is owned by Yorktown residents John and Pattie Cerbone.  The company, founded two ...

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Turco’s on Downing Drive was named Employer of the Year at CAREERS Support Solutions’ 31st anniversary celebration, held Oct. 25 at the Crowne Plaza in White Plains. The annual event celebrates the work anniversaries of 204 individuals with disabilities who receive job ...

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