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Yorktown100 — Compost: The Dirty Details

October 16, 2020

Interested in composting but unsure where to start? Here’s what you need to know:

What is compost?

Compost is made of decayed organic material and can be used to enrich soil in gardens, potted plants, and landscaping. “Organic material” is a fairly broad category, but in this context, it typically means food scraps and yard waste. Food scraps (along with grass clippings ...

Proposed Law Presents Issues

October 21, 2020

This letter is in response to a letter written by Sergio Esposito, president of the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce, regarding chronic vacancies and the town’s proposed law to require the owners of vacant buildings to “report” to the town.

We all agree on the same end: the need to find new tenants and/or uses for our long vacant commercial spaces. The problem: by what means? ...

It Was the Best (and Worst) of Times

If there is one thing I have learned in my 72 years on this planet, it is that life is a constant struggle between hope and despair. Those of you who read this column regularly may recall earlier this year when I wrote about my college classmate, Patricia, and her valiant struggle against colon cancer. In a phone call late last year, she told me that, due to her illness, she wouldn’t be ...

The Netflix Cult of Culture

Hey, boss, do you encourage employees to openly voice their opinions, even when they disagree with a company policy or with a decision you’ve made?

Do you pay salaries above market rate because you know it costs more to lose a top performer and re-train a new person than it costs to pay a top performer enough to keep them?

If you said “No” to either of the above, ...

80th Birthday Drive By

October 20, 2020

On Saturday, Oct. 3, family, friends and fellow Lodge members participated in a birthday motorcade to celebrate the 80th birthday of Yorktown Elks Lodge No. 2324 Member George “Scottie” Taylor. The procession of cars on Susan Court was led by bagpiper Brian Ahearn. Happy birthday, Scottie!