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Assemblyman Byrne Responds

Last week, we talked with Democratic Assembly candidate, Vedat Gashi. I think it’s only fair that this week we spend some time with our present assemblyman, Kevin Byrne. He was nice enough to grant me this interview.

For the readers who may not know, can you tell us about your background? Where did you grow up? Which schools did you attend, etc.?

I was born and raised in the 94th ...

I Never Met a Musical Like Meta-Musical ‘Urinetown’

On the face of it, the conceit behind award-winning stage musical “Urinetown” seems absurd: Citizens are required to pay for the privilege of relieving themselves at public urinals.

To baby boomers, charging people to use public restrooms is neither absurd nor unthinkable. True, there were no coin-operated urinals when we were young, but there were stalls that required a dime to be ...

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.

Do or Diet

Most people I know gain weight over the winter. Just like polar bears, they eat for warmth and hide their weight under a layer of fur or, in this case, velour tracksuits. But I’m different (so what else is new?). I tend to gain all my weight during the summer when we travel, and go to lots of barbecues and picnics, and drink ginormous, high-calorie slushy drinks to cool off.

By the time ...

Yorktown Soccer Tournament a Success

September 19, 2018

The Yorktown Youth Soccer Club held its 42nd annual Labor Day Weekend Soccer Tournament on Saturday and Sunday of that weekend. The tournament was attended by 158 competitive travel teams from across the metropolitan area and was held on the campus of Yorktown High School and other locations around town. The hometown Boys 2009 Gladiators and the Girls 2007 Tsunami were crowned champions of their ...

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 ...