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Que Sera, Sera

John Locke, when confronted with the question, what gives a person their unique identity, suggested that it is our memories that make us who we are. Even though I don’t agree that identity is solely memory related, it is nonetheless an indisputable fact that our memories provide richness and meaning to our lives.

Locke was correct when he talks about the highly personal nature of our ...

On Stage: Three Guys Named ‘Art’

Watching “Art,” a highly stylized play by Yasmina Reza, is not unlike being courtside at a ferociously fought tennis match. Instead of a ball, the playwright’s sporting object of choice is language; or, rather, the use of language to weaponize points of view, emotions, intellect, and taste—or lack thereof.

This 20th anniversary production of “Art,” which was ...

Why Water Usage Rates are Being Increased

May 16, 2019

YORKTWON, N.Y. - Our water district is in trouble. Money trouble. It doesn’t have the money it needs to maintain an aging water distribution system. It’s a problem that started in 2013.

Between 2013-2016, the district experienced a staggering operating deficit to the tune of $3.6 million. To fill the gap, previous town boards:

• Tabled scheduled infrastructure projects and ...

Attack of the Frozen Forehead

About five years ago, I noticed that the shallow lines on my forehead had started to morph into wandering rivers. Since I wear my hair very short, there wasn’t really any way to cover them up and I complained to my husband that I was starting to look old.

“How old do you think you look?” he asked.

“Around 50,” I replied.

“You are 50,” he ...

Slater for Supervisor

May 16, 2019

I grew up Yorktown Heights, and I just recently moved back here from White Plains with my wife. I was very excited to hear Matt Slater was running for town supervisor, as he grew up here and has a vested interest in seeing the town succeed.

I’ve been frustrated about the direction the town has been going. I’m enthusiastic about Matt’s pro-business ideas and plans modernize ...

YSBA Announces Third Annual Small Business Symposium

May 17, 2019

The Yorktown Small Business Association is hosting the third annual Small Business Symposium, which will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 29, at Mercy College’s Yorktown campus, 2651 Strang Blvd.

This year’s theme is entrepreneurship with a spotlight on women and minorities in business. Meet local elected officials, business owners, entrepreneurs, and area resources for ...