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Heading into the Home Stretch

As we enter the home stretch of this year’s election cycle, I’ve started to reach out to all the local candidates. Their responses will be highlighted in this and forthcoming columns. My hope is that the information provided may in some way assist you in your electoral decision. My policy has always been not to endorse candidates but to leave that totally in your capable ...

Applauding a New Theater in New Paltz

People, people who need people, are the luckiest people in the world.

Imagine Barbara Streisand’s signature song, “People,” turned on its side.

Is it so much luck as it is necessity to need people? Things that are necessary can get the better of us. We mean well, sure, but we still can make questionable choices that come back to bite us. We can tear into, with feral ...

It Takes a Community to Create This Opinion Section

October 19, 2018

I tell anyone who will listen that the greatest accomplishment we have achieved at Yorktown News is the feeling of ownership that members of the community have expressed towards this paper.

Of course, keeping up with emails and phone calls can sometimes feel like a full-time job, but I’d be more stressed out if they stopped. This is your newspaper and you care deeply about the ...

Like a Kid in a Candy Store

When my kids were little, I think the only person who got more excited about Halloween than them, was me.  The only issue was that Halloween was supposed to be for kids, not for their candy-lovin’ mamas who supposedly had the maturity of a more sophisticated palate that was better suited to dark chocolate truffles and lemon squares.  But the truth of the matter is, my palate never ...

Hilltop's Farm-to-Table Event Draws Crowd

October 12, 2018

The Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm hosted its “Fourth Annual Farm-to-Table Dinner” on Thursday, Sept. 27. More than 130 guests enjoyed the meal prepared by Jon Pratt of Peter Pratt’s Inn and March Walker, his executive chef.

A number of Westchester officials attended this event, including County Executive George Latimer, Westchester County Legislator Michael Kaplowitz, and ...

Celebrate the Completion of a New Torah Scroll

October 22, 2018

On Sunday, Nov. 18, a Torah scroll will be ceremoniously inducted for ritual use by the Chabad Jewish Center of Yorktown, Cortlandt and Somers. The scroll will be dedicated during a ceremony, to take place at the Mohansic Elementary School, 704 Locksley Road, in Yorktown Heights. This will be followed by a musical procession, which will escort the Torah to its home, the Chabad of Yorktown ...