Letters to the Editor

September 19, 2018

The Yorktown Youth Soccer Club held its 42nd annual Labor Day Weekend Soccer Tournament on Saturday and Sunday of that weekend. The tournament was attended by 158 competitive travel teams from across the metropolitan area and was held on the campus of Yorktown High School and other locations around ...

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How many blackouts will it take before NYSEG and Con Ed face up to the reality that they cannot continue to patch up a 19th-century power distribution system piecemeal after every outage? If you drive around Yorktown you can still see utility poles propped up with rope and wires drooping close to ...

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In his opinion piece, “John McCain is the name” (Sept. 6), Bruce Apar states that he doesn’t know of McCain’s politics and “someone can question his moral politics for sure, but his moral authority is not so easily dismissed.” Apar thinks a building in Yorktown should be named after McCain. War ...

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During these tough economic times, many businesses and community organizations are being asked to take a position by supporting a certain political party or candidate. It is selfish and unfair for political parties and candidates to put any group in a position where they feel pressured to make a ...

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It seems that the minority party of the Town Board of Yorktown feels that town business is conducted via social media or the local newspapers these days. The minority board members seem to express their concerns about town business in your newspaper, rather than discussing it at a Town Board ...

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Did you know that the term, “VoterID” is being weaponized by the right and is actually used to try and restrict our access to vote? Robert Kesten supports our right to vote! I support Robert Kesten and will vote for him in the Democratic primary Thursday, Sept. 13! VoterID may sound harmless, ...

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America has always been great. Gov. Cuomo’s recent statement asserting otherwise just shows how desperate he is. Sadly, none of the Democrats running for office in Yorktown have condemned his statement.  Not his former employee and Senate candidate Peter Harckham, not his primary opponent Robert ...

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This letter is in response to last week’s letter to the editor from Paul Pace about the Roma Building. I am in total agreement with Mr. Paces’ opinion of the proposed design to replace the Roma Building. It is so weird looking. We shouldn’t try to be Chappaqua Crossing or Clocktower Commons.

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Will Gov. Cuomo’s former employee, Peter Harckham, return the $7,000 of American-bashing money that is keeping his campaign alive? Just this week, Gov. Cuomo put his foot in his mouth saying “America was never that great.” How does a governor of any state say that? Peter Harckham doesn’t have the ...

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This letter is regarding the piece published in the Aug. 16 edition titled, “Tempers flare as sports complex falls behind schedule” (Page 3). I note the squabbling between representatives of Yorktown’s permanent ruling establishment (aka Democrats and Republicans) on the Town Board took place at ...

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Terrence Murphy, our state senator running for re-election, has received more than $6,000 from Yorktown JAZ LLC. (According to the Board of Elections: $2,000 on 8/1/16; $2,500 on 11/17/17; and $2,000 on 7/12/18.) This corporation—now doing business as Retail Store Construction Company Inc.—is ...

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I’ve lived in Yorktown for more than 39 years and have always thought that the town planners were either on something or there were several of them who simply took turns picking their favorite style of architecture for the next building project. Yorktown Heights is a hodgepodge of structures with ...

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Today, truth in politics is as rare as truth in advertising. There have been several letters written and comments made that serve to place blame on politicians and political operatives that have limited involvement in what the letters and comments refer to. Letters were published wherein the ...

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I read with dismay in the last two issues of this newspaper, information regarding the status of the Depot Square project. First, an article stating that the new administration was apparently throwing the whole idea out, despite a great deal of work, and presumably expense, being done on the idea ...

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The primary win of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the Bronx and the media pointing out her Yorktown Heights upbringing seems to have upset many because Yorktown is being portrayed as an upper-class vs. working–class community. Ocasio-Cortez ran her campaign for the Congressional District 7 touting ...

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The cost of medical insurance continues to rise and will get even worse with the Republican attacks on our health care system.  As a senior citizen with Aetna supplemental insurance, my co-pay has tripled from $10 in 2013 to $30 in 2016. Aetna’s CEO’s salary was $18 million in 2016—up more than ...

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In her letter to the editor last week (“Murphy Mum on Health Care Costs"), it seems that Mary Jane Kilian has two basic complaints. One, is that the senator’s representative who she spoke to could not give her the answer that she needed. She later writes that it is time for the senator to have a ...

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The Yorktown Grange wanted to take the time to thank the community for their support of our 7th Annual Car Show. The day started off gray but turned out sunny. We had 75 cars entered in the show and more than 250 carloads of spectators. We would like to thank those that helped us make this day a ...

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About six weeks ago, I took a day to visit my state senator, Terrence Murphy, in Albany to express my growing concern with rising health insurance costs. He was not available, which was disappointing because, as he is someone in the medical profession, a chiropractor, I expect him to share some of ...

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I am writing this letter because I see something different with the new Yorktown Town Board. I see an open government instead of a dictatorship with rubber stamps. I see the new Town Board working together for the best interests of the residents in Yorktown. The auditor suggests in his report to ...

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I read last week’s front page headline, “Ocasio-Cortez puts Yorktown on the map.” After reading the glowing endorsement, I thought to myself, after reading her political platform, you would have thought she had grown up in Venezuela, Cuba or some other socialist country. My two children grew up ...

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