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From a Stray to a Superstar

September 24, 2020

“Try and make sure he’s comfortable.”

Two days earlier, on July 8, my beautiful 70-pound gray boy was gasping for air. Now it was my turn. The doctor continued talking to me on the phone as I looked to my left and saw Hurley, who was unrecognizable from the dog we adopted just 21 months earlier.

Making Hurley comfortable had been our top priority since we first met him in ...

Businesses Should Avoid Politics

September 24, 2020

The Yorktown Small Business Association is non-partisan and non-political, and so should your business! During these tough economic times, many businesses and community organizations are being asked to take a position by supporting a certain political party or candidate. It is selfish and unfair for political parties and candidates to put any group in a position where they feel pressured to make ...

Catching up with Sen. Harckham: Part II

Continuing my coverage of our upcoming elections, the following is the second part of my interview with state Sen. Peter Harckham. The entire interview can be seen on Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. on Optimum’s public access channel. (In the coming weeks, I hope to present for your consideration an interview with Senator Harckham’s opponent, former Westchester county executive, Rob ...

You Don’t Have to be Jewish to Try the Yom Kippur 25-Hour Detox

Upon their Exodus from Egypt, the emancipated Israelites partied a little too hearty at the base of Mount Sinai, as they waited 40 days and nights for Moses to deliver them the laws of the Lord. Their impatience hit bottom, in the idolatry of a golden calf they made. God’s wrath was incurred, but, at Moses’ behest, they were forgiven as they atoned for their sins.

The day Moses ...

Byrne’s Shed the Meds Event Declared a Success

September 25, 2020

State Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R, C, Ref-Mahopac) said last week that his office’s annual Shed the Meds event in Northern Westchester was a success.

Byrne teamed with local partners like Drug Crisis in Our Backyard, the Alliance for Safe Kids, and the Yorktown Police Department for the event, which was held Thursday Sept. 3, and collected over 200 pounds of unwanted and expired ...