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Letters to the Editor

June 30, 2022

Election season is approaching, and Supervisor Matt Slater fired an opening salvo in his campaign for State Assembly in an opinion piece for last week’s Yorktown News. Mr. Slater is a competent administrator and good with words. If he’s going to Albany, his views on policy issues, including state ...

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As a father of a young Yorktown boy, I attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of an integrated and accessible playground at Granite Knolls Park — a project long in the making. Town Supervisor Matt Slater properly thanked the many people who had a hand in bringing this beautiful project to fruition, ...

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I read and listened to many comments regarding hate speech and racism recently. While I agree that we have a problem both locally and nationally, I find that some of the commentary is one-sided. In many instances, comments made by one racial or ethnic group are called hateful or racist while ...

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We adults have a responsibility to our children and grandchildren to reduce our reliance on fossil fuel. The war in Ukraine has added yet another reason, national security, to a long list of scientific reasons why this responsibility is so important. As it turns out, clean energy is cheap ...

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It’s always easy to find people opposed to change. They’ll throw everything at the wall and see what sticks. This irresponsible behavior is without regard for people that have built solid reputations and track records. In the case of Unicorn Contracting Corp., and their plans for Underhill Farm ...

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We at United4Lakeland believe that Michael Marchese was never qualified to serve on the Lakeland Board of Education because he is the first cousin of another currently serving, Lakeland board member Anna Massaro, based on New York State Education Law §§2102; 2103, specifically §2103(3), which ...

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As most people know, our school board elections are very contentious this year in both the Lakeland and Yorktown districts. Since I live in the YCSD, I will address the situation here. I think that we can all agree that public schools play a critical role in our community by building well-educated ...

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Negatives of electric buses To the editor, Yes, electric vehicles are becoming popular and, as an avid car enthusiast, they are very unique and dangerous. However, there needs to be so much more research and development done before our school district can step through that door. For ...

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I became very curious after reading in last week’s Yorktown News that Yorktown attorney and former town supervisor Michael Grace asked our board to “stress the urgency on this” referring to the Gardena Hotel project proposal. He goes on to say that “we gave you draft language” for zoning changes ...

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The article regarding the Election Night behavior of Tom Pomposello were interesting, given the questions that they raised. Certainly, no one should solely be judged on their worst behavior. It is gratifying to note Mr. Pomposello’s efforts to make amends for the loathsome things he said, exulting ...

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It has been nearly a full year since the Yorktown Town Board commissioned the firm Bleakley Platt & Schmidt as special counsel to investigate the circumstances surrounding the leak of a report issued by our own Board of Ethics. Additionally, this firm was directed to review our existing ethics ...

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The developers of Underhill Farm recently submitted a traffic study to the town of Yorktown. According to the study, “An emergency access connection and a localized through traffic and pedestrian connection to the Beaver Ridge Development is proposed as part of the development.” This planned ...

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When I saw a February 2020 news story that Soundview Preparatory School was closing, I envisioned reimagining the property into a walkable community that included crucially needed homes for seniors. Now, the project is being considered by Yorktown’s government. This letter is to share the ...

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I am a Yorktown resident and an environmentally conscious person. I am working hard to transform my yard by planting native trees, shrubs, and perennials in order to both beautify my property and help local wild ecosystems survive and thrive. I also believe that solar power is important to our ...

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