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Yorktown Stage to Get $1.2 Million Facelift

May 22, 2022

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A $1.2 million renovation project at Yorktown Stage was approved last week by the Town Board.

What started out as an investment in new seats snowballed into a full makeover to restore full functionality to the Veterans Road theater.

Town Comptroller Pat Carporale said that Yorktown Stage qualified for a $100,000 grant to replace its seats. Before the new $155,000 ...

Norm Hathaway Big Band Plays Swing for Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine 

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Norm Hathaway 18-piece Big Band (NHBB), featuring vocalist Stephanie Purcell, will present a unique musical show on May 7 at the Yorktown Stage Theater to raise funds for humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The show will include Ukrainian guest vocalist Christina Yavdoshnyak and Sana Pavola’s ballroom dance instructors Oksana and Hlib from the Fred Astaire ...

Art Around Town: Exhibition Packs House at Trailside Cafe

A large number of local residents turned out for the Art Around Town art show at Trailside Café held on Saturday, March 26. The show spotlighted the abstract work of local artist Lesley Jacobson and music by Mortet, a jazz trio whose bassist James O’Keeffe is also a Yorktown Heights resident.

Tastings of some of Trailside’s signature offerings and refreshments were served.

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Obituaries

Jan 20, 1941 - Apr 26, 2022
William G. LaPierre passed away peacefully on April 26 at Glens Falls Hospital following a ...
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Marcy Yvonne Grabrovac, born in 1930, in New York, New York, passed away after living contentedly ...
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Dec 13, 1931 - Feb 16, 2022
Audrey S. Longo of Poughquag and formerly of Ossining passed away peacefully on Feb. 16 after a ...
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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the 2022-23 NYS Budget

May 18, 2022

After another marathon budget week in Albany, the Assembly, Senate, and Gov. Hochul finally came to an agreement and finished the state’s 2022-23 budget. Due at midnight on April 1, the complete budget was not passed until approximately 9:30 a.m. on April 9. Any private-sector job or business loses when it fails to meet basic deadlines, but not for the leaders of our state.

Sadly, but ...

Districts Should Purchase Electric Buses

May 21, 2022

We adults have a responsibility to our children and grandchildren to reduce our reliance on fossil fuel. The war in Ukraine has added yet another reason, national security, to a long list of scientific reasons why this responsibility is so important.

As it turns out, clean energy is cheap energy, much cheaper than burning heating oil or diesel fuel – witness the solar panels going up all ...

A Letter to My Future Great-Grandchild

In “Cyrano,” a touching movie that seemed to go largely unnoticed this year, there is a delicate and moving song, “Wherever I Fall.” The backdrop is simple — three soldiers, about to go on a suicidal mission, write farewell letters to their loved ones. The first soldier writes to his wife and children, the second to his girlfriend, and the third to his dad. All three ...

Tales of Ties and Tails

That headline-grabbing, delinquent supply chain has now wormed its wayward way into graduation ceremonies, of all things. In some cases, cases of caps and gowns and hoods (those sash-ish affairs that denote academic degree) are backlogged in production or in transit, leaving schools to scramble to ensure their alumni-in-waiting are decorously adorned, as tradition dictates.

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Your Next Chapter: Estate Planning Considerations for the Newly Retired

Congratulations on your retirement!

Like many, you probably have a bucket list of things you would like to accomplish such as travel the world, spend more time with your grandkids and take up a new hobby. While these are all excellent ambitions, the milestone of retirement is also a good time to ensure your finances, beneficiary designations, estate planning, and long-term care strategy are in ...

PCSB Bank Partners with United for the Troops

May 20, 2022

Yorktown Heights, NY, May 20, 2022: PCSB Bank has announced it will partner with United for the Troops by launching a drive to provide those serving in the armed forces with much-needed donations.

PCSB will have red collection bins at all of its 14 branch locations to accept donations until May 31, 2022. A wish list of non-perishable items can be found at Wish List - United for the ...