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  • I Listened; Thanks for Sharing, Yorktown

    July 11, 2017

    Over the last few weeks I've been hosting a series of meet and greets at locations across town, entitled "next Councilman on your corner." I've had the opportunity to meet many of ...

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Thank You for Another Year

January 3, 2018

Every Tuesday at 4:01 p.m., a minute after we put our fourth and final Halston Media publication to bed, I start thinking about next week’s issue of Yorktown News.

This is a job that does not allow for much rose-smelling.

But, in putting together our Year in Review issue, I must admit that I became a little emotional looking at all the stories we told and moments we captured in the ...

Who Really Killed Eric Garner?*

Last week, Erica Garner died.* She was the daughter of Eric Garner, who died while resisting arrest for selling individual cigarettes, otherwise known as “loosies.”* Most news stories about her death begin this way: “Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, who died from a police choke-hold screaming ‘I can’t breath...’ ”* This event lead Erica to become an ...

Surviving 2018

The issues facing our community, our country and our planet are numerous and incredibly complicated. Determining the appropriate actions that government must take in finding solutions takes the strength of even the most intelligent, ethical and wise leader. Such leaders should arduously sift through the available information, weighing their own inclinations with those of experts in the field as ...

Farewell, Sad Old Year… Hello, Happy New Year

I’ve started reading a page-turner of a book. It’s not by J.K. Rowling or Dan Brown or even E. L. James.

The book’s sexy title is “Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments,” by Peter Catapano and Simon Critchley (Liveright, 2017). As I thumbed through its pages at the library, I was intrigued by the chapter titles alone, some of which are listed at the end of this ...

Speak Softly and Carry a Big Grudge

Contrary to what I generally tell people, the happiest moment of my life was not the day I got married, nor the final push when I gave birth to either of my two kids. It was the day a driver tailgated me relentlessly for five miles and then sped away… until he got pulled over by a state trooper.

Although I know it is better to forgive and forget, I am just not one of those people who is ...

Meeting Basic Needs to Improve Teen Learning

Dear Dr. Linda,

I teach third grade and I want to tell parents to make sure their children have had breakfast before coming to school. They can’t learn if they’re hungry!

I actually have a drawer of snacks in case a child is hungry. I shouldn’t have to do that. These children are not poor. In addition, it’s probably illegal because of allergies, but a child who is ...

Demolishing Murphy's Is a Mistake

January 11, 2018

To the editor,

It is a shame that the rustic and pleasant Murphy’s Restaurant will be demolished, along with the handsome trees and shrubs that make outdoor dining in the garden a joy from May to October.

The replacement, a brick office building surrounded with blacktop, will be both less attractive and less kind to the environment, since blacktop creates heat and the trees that now ...

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Wed, January 17, 6:00 PM

The Counseling Center at Yorktown Heights, Yorktown Heights

Film Event: "Reversing the Stigma" with Panel ...

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Lagonia Joins Justin Veatch Fund Board

January 11, 2018

The Justin Veatch Fund is proud to announce that Yorktown attorney Sal Lagonia will be joining its board of directors. Lagonia, who was re-elected to a third term as Yorktown justice in November, has a keen interest in working with teens and has served on the board of directors of Student Assistance Services Inc., the Westchester County Youth Board and chaired the Yorktown Recreation ...