Guest Column

October 12, 2018

An obsession with being right robbed my dad of a lot of happy moments. He always had to be the smartest person in the room, even if the room was a figment of his imagination. I can vividly recall seeing my dad have these imaginary debates with himself. One time, as we drove home from Yankee ...

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Once upon a time, I wanted to be a cop. That’s a scary thought for people who know how clumsy I am, but I have always been obsessed with rules and laws and I wanted to be the person who upheld them. It’s probably a good thing that dream was never realized because being a cop requires nuance.

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For seven-plus years, many of you have opened up Yorktown News, flipped to the opinion section and read the columns of Andy Bazzo and Jim Martorano. With their own unique voices and different ideologies, they served to bring balance to our opinion section. What I mean by that, of course, is that ...

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Laws aren’t written in stone. At least they shouldn’t be. As circumstances and technology change, laws should be updated to keep pace with those changes. If they aren’t, then, as a community, we risk seeing our laws ignored and/or openly violated. Why have laws if they’re not ...

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I was disappointed by the Aug. 16 article on page 6 titled, “Bingo caller accused of rigging games.” As of late, press reporting is increasingly called into question regarding needless sensationalism and false news. The reputation of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 21 has ...

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Of all the bad news that broke in our small community last week, the story that seemed to generate the most reaction from our readers was that of a new Popeyes chicken restaurant being proposed. This didn’t surprise me very much because I learned long ago that Yorktown residents care deeply ...

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There's a famous quote, attributed to many people, that goes something like this: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” That may have been true before the internet existed, but it’s 2018 and ...

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Editor’s Note: Lakeland High School graduate Timothy Callery submitted this essay as part of his application for the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce scholarship. Callery was the salutatorian of the Class of 2018. When thinking of what to write for this essay, it was difficult to fully realize what ...

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Sadly, since the 2016 election, and increasingly as well in the years leading up to 2016, politicians and some media have pushed the political arguments to the margins where it is impossible to find middle ground and any hope for agreement between the political divide. The fire was lit before ...

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Real life is not the movies. Things are not wrapped up in a neat bow, motivations are not explained, and things often don’t make sense. Two weeks ago, a man driving “triple digits” in a Dodge Charger exited the Taconic State Parkway at Underhill Avenue, blew through a stop sign, and t-boned ...

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There’s an old saying, “Our liberty is never safe when the New York State Legislature is in session.” There’s definitely some truth to that. This past legislative session I successfully fought back against several initiatives that would have added to our state’s crushing tax burden, added excessive ...

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