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Where Is Our Money to the MTA Going?

The MTA takes in $5.5 billion a year just in various dedicated taxes. This does not include tolls and fares. Think about it: $5.5 billion just in taxes. Surcharges are taxes. Fees are taxes. There are whole states that do not spend that much. Yet, we are told the MTA needs more money for infrastructure. So, where is the money going?

I wrote last week how our elected officials bargain against ...

Bernard Proud of Town Board Accomplishments

Rather than suggest whom you should vote for this November, I’ve instead presented for your consideration interviews of all the local candidates, with the exception of the judicial race. I’ve published these interviews in the order in which I’ve received the candidate’s responses. The final response to my questions comes from Councilman Greg Bernard:

Having sat next to ...

Kids and Their Screens

“Kids, I don’t know what’s wrong with these kids today.

“Kids, who can understand anything they say…?

“Why can’t they be like we were?

“Perfect in every way,

“What’s the matter with kids today?”

When Lee Adams, who lives in northern Westchester, penned those laugh-worthy lyrics for the Broadway musical “Bye ...

Don’t Call Me... I’ll Call You

“Hello, hello,” I said, picking up the phone when I saw my husband’s number come up on my Caller ID.

Nothing.

“Hellllloooooooooo?” I said louder.

“Can I have a tall, decaf, skim mocha Frappucino,” I heard my husband say. It sounded like he wasn’t talking directly into his phone, but rather from a galaxy far, far ...

Coping with Your Child’s Stress—Part 2

Dr. Linda,

Thank you for your column about stress. The day I read it, my seventh-grade daughter, Lily, came home from school with a pile of binders that filled her entire backpack. This once happy little girl, who used to skip into the house after school, walked into the house and had a total meltdown. I tried to make light of it and even brought up something funny that happened to me at work ...

Taxpayers vs. the Town Board

October 20, 2017

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 $6.1 million to build without a vote from the taxpayers of Yorktown.

At the Sept. 19 town board meeting, I presented 2,633 signatures on a petition against moving the highway garage. I asked the board ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, October 21, 10:00 AM

Jefferson Valley Mall , Yorktown Heights

Yorktown Indoor Farmers Market

Food & Drink Health & Wellness

Sat, October 21, 7:30 PM

First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown, Yorktown Heights

Yorktown Concert Series Presents ‘Masquerade’

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, October 22, 1:00 PM

John C. Hart Memorial Library, Shrub Oak

Films: “Washington Irving: American Dreams” and ...

Community Calendar

Helping English Language Learning Students Who Are Learning Disabled

Dana Stahl, a learning specialist and educational consultant, will address educational questions and concerns that parents may have regarding their children’s academic development and progress in school. Topics can center on such concerns as how to handle homework dilemmas or what questions to ask at a CSE meeting. Questions can range from “How best do parents advocate for their ...

MADD Walk Returns to Yorktown

October 20, 2017

Mothers Against Drunk Driving®  (MADD) New York will host its signature Walk Like MADD® non-competitive fundraising walk on Saturday, October 21st at FDR State Park in Westchester. Registration opens at 9 a.m., with the walk program at 10 a.m., and the walk beginning at 10:30 a.m. The walk is to raise funds and rally support for MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk ...