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Who Is Vedat Gashi?

There have been for some time now a number of “Gashi for Assembly” signs around Yorktown. In case you were wondering who exactly is Vedat Gashi, I thought it would be appropriate to find out more about him. It turns out that he is the Democrat who is running this November for the 94th Assembly District seat occupied by Kevin Byrne. Mr. Gashi was nice enough to grant me this ...

There Are Two Kinds of People

Almost every behavior can be sub-divided into being enacted by two kinds of people. Do I really believe that? Let’s put it this way. I have space on this page to fill every week. That requirement—self-mandated though it is—gets you to thinking about all sorts of unusual things. This is one of them.

If I don’t believe my “Two Kinds of People” conceit as ...

Yorktown Needs a New Sign Law

September 13, 2018

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 enforced?

Yorktown’s Sign Law, Chapter XX of the Zoning Code, is one of those laws.

Making the Breast of a Bad Situation

The day started like any other. I showered, got dressed, walked the dog, and then headed over to the local coffee shop to get a beverage.

But as I waited on line to give my order, Satan suddenly stabbed me in the back. Or rather, the boob. I had bent over to retrieve something I dropped on the floor, when one of the underwires suddenly burst out the material like a ninja warrior, spearing me ...

Put Power Lines Underground

September 12, 2018

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 or actually on the ground, six months after the multi-day spring storm blackouts. First-time visitors ...

Support Connection Honored at 2018 Top-Rated Non-Profit

September 12, 2018

Support Connection announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2018 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations. This is the fourth consecutive year Support Connection has earned this distinction. Support Connection provides free support services, such as counseling, support groups and other programs, to people affected by ...