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July 6, 2022

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Dave Paganelli had a turbulent 24 hours in the Windy City. On the weekend of June 17, the Yorktown highway superintendent flew out to a truck dealership outside of Chicago to inspect three new trucks the town purchased and faced a few setbacks along the way. “Everything I do ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – An alleged afternoon robbery of a Yorktown drug store ended with all suspects in custody last week following a car crash and an ensuing police manhunt. The mayhem started around 4:20 p.m. June 30, when three men from Brooklyn reportedly entered Yorktown Pharmacy, which is ...

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Being named valedictorian is quite an accomplishment. How were you able to achieve this? Was this something you were striving for? I took a lot of AP and honors courses and always just tried my best. Being valedictorian was never something I strived for, but it was always in the back of my mind.

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Being named valedictorian is quite an accomplishment. How were you able to achieve this? Was this something you were striving for? I was able to become valedictorian because of the unrelenting support of my family and friends. It was because of this support that I was able to overcome any ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Trader Joe’s is coming, and along with it comes an in-depth plan to battle traffic. Set to open in the next four to six weeks in the Lowe’s shopping center, town officials are taking precautions to avoid an anticipated traffic overflow as a result. The specialty grocer’s new ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – Recycling bins for clothing — or a dumping ground for garbage? The labels at Jefferson Valley Mall’s bins clearly state that clothing and shoes are accepted, but the surrounding area has everything from the living room to recyclables. The Jefferson Valley Mall has had ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – A hateful graffiti incident has snowballed into a proposed chain of unifying murals throughout the hamlets of Yorktown. Bruce Apar, co-chair of the Yorktown Arts and Culture Committee, presented potential ideas for the project at the Town Board’s June 14 work ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – A public informational hearing at the June 13 Planning Board meeting had the Town Hall Board Room packed with residents concerned about the Underhill Farm project. Attendees of the meeting filled the seats, lined the walls, and dozens signed their names on a list to be ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Yorktown High School Class of 2022 graduated on Saturday, June 25, on the turf field at the high school.   Christine Aery Matthew Alduino Lillian Andresen Shannon Appelle Jenna Argyros Nicole Argyros Jessica Austin Jack Baker Ryan Banks Helena ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. - The Lakeland High School Class of 2022 graduated on Saturday, June 25, on the turf field at the high school. Xavier Abreu Grace Adeyeye Mark Agostinelli Emily Ahlstedt Ashley Alexander Gabrielle Alfinito Taylor Alicea Joseph Alleva Josmerlyn Almanzar ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Who needs the Patriot Skate Park when the halls of the Capellini Center have become a bicycle speedway for local kids? Discussion of the need for upgrading the security systems at the Capellini Center came up at the Town Board’s June 14 work session. Phil Marino, director of ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- No matter which side you fall on, this week's U.S. Supreme Court decisions were monumental.  On Thursday, June 23, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that Americans have a right to carry guns in public for self defense. And today, Friday, June 24, the Supreme Court ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y – It all started with an email. Several years ago, Lisa Canniff, a Yorktown mother whose son, Lucas, is paralyzed from the waist down, reached out to Town Clerk Diana Quest, then chair of the Yorktown Parks and Recreation Commission, about developing a playground for ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life returned in person to Yorktown on Friday, June 10 — the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Held at the Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field, the event ran from 3 to 11 p.m. and brought in around $10,000. Yorktown’s ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- You nurtured them for 18 years!  Share your family's accomplishments in our Special High School Graduation Pullout on June 30th. Tuesday, June 21, is the last day to send a message. Also, Let's Not Forget the 8th Graders are Movin' On Up! Moving up from middle school ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Former Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace is off the ballot for lieutenant governor because he did not file enough valid signatures, the New York State Board of Elections ruled last month. Grace, a Republican, needed to file 15,000 signatures, which he surpassed. However, 1,468 ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Impromptu games of one-on-one and knockout broke out last week at the newly rehabbed town basketball court in Railroad Park, where dozens of residents had gathered to celebrate its reopening. Children and adults alike, including several town officials, put up some shots on the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – It’s almost time to party at the Par 3. The long-awaited golf course, in development since 2014, could be open by Independence Day, elected officials said last week. The nine-hole course and clubhouse are located on 13.9 acres of town-owned property on Route 6 near the Taconic ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. − At its meeting on May 19, the Lakeland Central School District Board of Education authorized a transfer of $80,000 in funds to cover Covid expenses. “The expenses that we’re paying for are for Covid cleaning or cleaning protocols that were enhanced over several years,” Business ...

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NEWBURGH, N.Y.—New York Air National Guard Technical Sgt. Craig Hernandez, a Yorktown resident, has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his actions taken while supporting the evacuation of Afghan allies of the United States from Kabul, Afghanistan in August 2021.  Hernandez, a 1999 ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. — After being a pillar of the Yorktown Community for 20 years, the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) is working through a lack of funding to remain afloat.  In 2008, ASK received a federal Drug Free Community grant that provided the funding of $125,000 annually for 10 years. The grant ...

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JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y.—In true Hudson Valley nature, Halloween entertainment is already in the works.  At the May 10 Town Board meeting, Ken and Karin Puff of Hudson Horrors proposed to bring their three-section haunted experience to the Jefferson Valley Mall.  “We want to bring some ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. — A Letter to the Editor accusing Yorktown’s Planning Board of favoritism was not libelous, an appellate court ruled last month. In February 2019, Elliot Krowe, then co-chair of the Yorktown Democratic Committee, wrote that the Planning Board had “rammed through [a developer’s ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Three teenagers from Croton-on-Hudson are accused of spray-painting racist and anti-Semitic comments on a Yorktown bridge, the Yorktown Police Department announced Tuesday. Two 17-year-olds and one 18-year-old were arrested and charged with third-degree criminal mischief (Class ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. — Yorktown senior softball standout Olivia Salveggi (1B/P) earned All-Section honors this past spring. Salveggi, who was on the team since her freshman year, registered a .479 batting average, a .494 on-base-percentage (OBP), 1.154 slugging percentage (SLG), and 37 hits this ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. — Hate has no home in Yorktown, but a new mural uniting the community does. On May 21, hateful graffiti and writing were discovered under a Taconic State Parkway overpass by the Croton Reservoir. The Yorktown Police Department is investigating the graffiti and the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. — When Annabelle Newberger noticed that donation boxes filling up around her school were missing some very necessary items, it got her thinking. The 15-year-old Yorktown High School sophomore knew the importance of getting involved and giving to those who are less fortunate in the ...

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LIBRARY HOURS Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 914-245-5262; jchart@wlsmail.org, yorktownlibrary.org. YORKTOWN LIBRARY SEEKS NEW TRUSTEE The Board of Trustees of the John C. Hart Memorial Library is inviting applicants for a ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – Extreme Makeover: Burger King Edition. The fast-food restaurant on Downing Drive is proposing an external facelift and a complete interior renovation, a second drive-through lane, and updated parking. The changes were presented to the town’s Planning Board on May 23.

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