Setting Small Businesses up for Success

June 18, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - In Yorktown, all eyes are on Lowe’s and Shrub Oak International School, which are expected to bring nearly 1,000 jobs to the community. But, as statistics show, Westchester’s economy is also dependent on the “little guy” staying afloat.

There are more than 32,000 businesses in Westchester County, according to Wiley Harrison, president of Business ...

Tech Talk: A.I. and the Future of Our Children

A few weeks ago, Google debuted a forthcoming flavor of its virtual assistant called Google Duplex, powered by artificial intelligence. The virtual assistant used natural language to pose as a human assistant calling an unsuspecting hair salon receptionist to make an appointment for “a client.” The conversation went back and forth as they tried to schedule a convenient date and time.

Verizon Wireless Store Opens in Yorktown Heights

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Cellular Sales, an independent Verizon Wireless retailer, opened on May 23 at 2035 Crompond Road. This is Cellular Sales’ 57th store in New York.

The Yorktown Heights location is a full-service store for Verizon Wireless products and services. It offers smartphones, devices and tablets. Customers can also visit the store to pay their bill or receive a personalized ...

Yorktown Chamber Donates SpringFest Proceeds to St. Jude

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce donated proceeds from its inaugural SpringFest to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the form of a $1,000 check.

The event was held Saturday, March 24, at the Yorktown firehouse field.

Despite the brisk weather, residents were eager to shake off those winter blues and enjoy live music, beer and wine, food from local ...

How Smart Are These Smart Speakers?

You’ve seen the ads. You’ve seen them in stores. Maybe you even received one for the holidays. Smart speakers seem to be creeping their way into our homes, but what, exactly, are they and how do they fit into the technical landscape?

A speaker that actually, well, speaks!

By simple definition, a smart speaker is a speaker that connects to the internet. Now, imagine that ...

Swim School to Open in Yorktown's Triangle Center

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Construction is under way on a new 8,100-square-foot facility in the Triangle Center, which will be the future home of Goldfish Swim School, a water safety company that offers infant and child swim lessons.

Goldfish Swim School has dozens of other facilities in 23 states and territories in the United States and Canada.

The new Yorktown Heights location at 92 Triangle ...

Bagel Emporium Joins Yorktown Small Business Association

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Town officials and members of the Yorktown Small Business Association recently welcomed the Bagel Emporium to Yorktown. The family-owned bagel store opened its fifth location earlier this year, this one at 1893 Commerce St.

MORE: Bagel Emporium Opens in Yorktown on Wednesday (Feb. 20, 2018)

When Are Taxes Due? It Depends!

Most individuals of legal age know April 15 as the date that taxes are due. But, when are they not due on April 15?

Before the Revolutionary War, taxes were mostly on whiskey and tobacco. During the Civil War, the federal government tried to collect taxes, but it was eventually declared unconstitutional.

On July 2, 1909, Congress passed and, on Feb. 3, 1913, the 16th Amendment was ratified ...

New Bank May Occupy Former Chase Building in Yorktown Heights

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – PCSB Bank is looking to fill the former Chase Bank building at 1990 Commerce St.

Bank representatives met with the Planning Board on Monday, March 26, to discuss the application. PCSB is proposing to eliminate the parallel parking spaces next to the bank to make way for a canopy and additional drive-thru and bypass lanes.

“That’s really the biggest ...

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Facebook Provides Verification Badges for All TAPinto Facebook Pages

June 4, 2018

TAPinto and its 75 partner sites have been verified on Facebook with the social media platform's blue badge, which is given to news organizations that meet Facebook's authenticity criteria. 

Facebook gives the blue verification badge to "eligible brands, media organizations and public figures," based on factors that include policy compliance and public ...