Letters to the Editor

  • Yorktown Has Spoken

    November 19, 2017

    What happened? If you ever watched any Yorktown Town Board meetings over the last few years, you couldn’t help but leave with the impression that they were extremely partisan productions that ...

  • The ‘Bully’ Pulpit

    This letter is in response to Supervisor Michael Grace’s guest commentary.

    It’s too easy for the most powerful politician in Yorktown to sit back and call a 73-year-old retired dog ...

  • Ethics Pledge Update

    On Sept. 29, the Ethics and Transparency Committee of Yorktown Together asked all six candidates for the town board to commit to a 10-point pledge for a more responsive, transparent and ethical ...

  • Letters Are Innacurate

    The letters in “Letters to Editor” section of the Thursday, Oct. 19, edition of the Yorktown News were interesting to read. Perhaps, the writers would be more accurate in their statements ...

  • Right Yorktown’s Ship

    I was elected supervisor, along with two Democratic councilmen, in 1963 and served until 1968, when I returned to my law practice. In those four years, we accomplished much: urban renewal of the ...

  • Good Riddance, Fluoride

    Looks like the citizens of Yorktown have benefited by taking the fluoride feed system off line. Many countries in Europe have stopped putting fluoride in their drinking water. This includes: Austria, ...

  • Elect Aviah Cohen Pierson

    On any given day, and often all in the same day, you may find Aviah Cohen Pierson taking time to volunteer as treasurer and class mom with the PTAs at Brookside Elementary or Crompond School, working ...

  • Facts Favor Grace and Bernard

    This year, there should be no doubt in any voter’s mind, regardless of party affiliation, that Michael Grace and Gregory Bernard have earned re-election. Their accomplishments are numerous.

  • Pipeline Interests Fill Grace’s Coffers

    Michael Grace, our town supervisor, has accepted eight campaign contributions from a lobbyist (CDD Strategies LLC) who represents Spectra Energy. These contributions were accepted between Dec. 5, ...

  • Bring Ethics Back to Yorktown

    Michael Grace, the Yorktown town supervisor, needs to hire a lawyer to fight ethics complaints leveled against him in his own private law practice, which he maintains in addition to being paid as a ...

  • Taxpayers vs. the Town Board

    The Yorktown Town Board has decided to build a sports complex. The sum of $4.6 million plus another $1.5 million from the gas pipeline company is being used. The total cost is now estimated to be ...

  • Issues of Greater Concern

    I have read both the article and letters that have referenced the complaint against the town supervisor. I was also present at the town board meeting whereby a resolution was approved to pay for the ...

  • Democrats Deserve Support

    In his Oct. 12 letter, Kevin Murphy sounds like a paid commercial for the Republican candidates for the town board. But he isn’t satisfied with praising them; he has to also denigrate the ...

  • Calling for a Break in the Politics

    The last few weeks, the rhetoric around this local race has approached a boiling point. Personal attacks, destruction of public and campaign property has occurred, and a slander campaign has been ...

  • Comparing Apples and Oranges

    This is written with regards to your “dueling election pledges” article from Oct. 12.

    I took the time to check out both pledges, the one from the Republican Party and the other from ...

  • Yorktown Auto Body Deserves Respect

    I am writing this letter in reference to the ad that ran last week in your newspaper in reference to Supervisor Michael Grace and a small business owner, Yorktown Auto Body.

    It’s a sad day ...

  • Yorktown Firefighters Rise to the Occasion

    On Thursday evening, Oct. 5, Hilltop Hanover Farm sponsored its third annual Farm-to-Table Dinner. For the second consecutive year, the RE/MAX hot air balloon was there as a major attraction.

    On ...

  • Sign the Pledge

    Last week, the Ethics and Transparency Committee of Yorktown Together issued a call for all six candidates for election to the town board in Yorktown to take an ethics pledge. This pledge has 10 ...

  • Moving Yorktown Forward

    Every election is important but this upcoming election in Yorktown is a watershed moment in the town’s history.

    In November, the voters need to decide if they wish to continue the flat tax ...

  • Outraged by Politicization of Opioids

    Councilman Tom Diana, in a letter to the editor that appeared last week (“Dems Shamefully Politicize Opioid Crisis”), attacks the Democratic slate of candidates, and me in kind, with ...

  • Town Board Funds Grace’s Mistakes

    Last week, the Republican-led Yorktown Town Board circled its wagons around Supervisor Michael Grace once again. It passed a resolution so the town of Yorktown would pay legal fees to defend Grace in ...

  • Follow the Shiny Object

    I just finished reading the letter to the editor penned by the Democratic candidates for town board on Sept. 21, regarding the vote of the “town board majority” to support County ...

  • Illegal is Illegal

    It seems that there are some people here in Yorktown that have little or no respect for some of our laws. The really disturbing thing is that some of them are running for elected office. In ...

  • Auditor Donates to Supervisor’s Campaign

    It’s the town auditor’s job to be impartial, and to maintain a high standard of fiscal responsibility and ethics for Yorktown. So how can Yorktown’s auditor, PKF O’Connor ...

  • Dems Shamefully politicize Opioid Crisis

    I am disappointed by the comments and behavior of my colleague, Councilman Vishnu Patel, and his Democratic running mates, Ilan Gilbert and Alice Roker.

    In another newspaper, they made innuendos ...

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The Meaning of the Election Results

There are no national implications from last Tuesday’s election results. Yet, there was our very own senator, Chuck Schumer, saying, “This was a profound election result. This was the rejection of Donald Trump personally, and this was the rejection of Donald Trump’s policies. This was a full-fledged and total rejection of Donald Trump.” 

What else is he gonna say? ...

Reflections on Elections Past and Present

As I awaited the returns on election night, I couldn’t help but reflect on my very first electoral experience. It was a cold November night in 1991. Many months before, having been weaned on John F. Kennedy’s call to activism as well as my dad’s living example of community involvement, I answered an ad in the North County News which called on any persons interested in running ...

Get Your Gig On

It’s understandable that when people see empty storefronts, they infer it’s the mark of economic malaise. It is not. What’s not taken into account by jumping to that conclusion is that times change, marketplace dynamics change, shopping habits change.

Consumers are spending money, all right, just in different places and in different ways. A storefront that made sense in past ...

One More Doggone Diet

“I caught the dog looking at himself in the full-length mirror today,” I said to my husband. “I think he’s feeling a little self-conscious about his thighs. And he’s worried about putting on weight over the holidays.”

“The dog is worried?” my husband asked.

“Yes, he's noticed that he’s put on a few pounds since Halloween and he ...

The Importance of Reading to Your Baby

Dear Dr. Linda,

I have a 3-month-old baby and have been reading to her from the day she was born. My husband has dyslexia and I’m concerned that she may have inherited it. Will this prevent it?

Madison

Dear Madison,

I wish there was a guarantee that your baby wouldn’t inherit her dad’s “reading gene” but there isn’t. Whether she has a genetic ...

Yorktown Has Spoken

November 19, 2017

What happened? If you ever watched any Yorktown Town Board meetings over the last few years, you couldn’t help but leave with the impression that they were extremely partisan productions that could quickly devolve into a political free-for-all without warning.

Speakers at Courtesy of the Floor spoke at their own peril. Supervisor Michael Grace and Councilman Gregory Bernard consistently ...

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