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Impending Regulations Lead to Closure of Yorktown Vape Shop

December 6, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The writing is on the wall for vape shops across New York State, leaving one in Yorktown to try to unload its products while it still can.

Near the end of the 2018 legislative session, a bill was introduced in New York State that would ban all flavored vaping or e-cigarette products, except for tobacco and menthol, effectively striking a death blow to the vaping ...

MMC Video Productions moves to Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Michael and Caryn McCurry moved to Yorktown in 2013. Just five years later, they brought their video production company with them.

Working out of a home office, MMC Productions mostly produces corporate-communications videos, often for car companies, Michael said.

“For the last decade or so, working in corporate communications, we’ve produced massive shows ...

Think Twice Before Shredding Account Statements

It was not too long ago that we were told we would be living and working in a paperless society. 

I envisioned my desk not having a shred of paper on it. As I look around my office today, I think it is safe to say that the predictions of a “paperless society” were as accurate as those of the Y2K computer apocalypse.

Perhaps, most illustrative of how paper intensive a ...

New Gym to Open Near BJ's in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A fitness center is opening soon at 3333 Crompond Road, formerly the home of Bed, Bath & Beyond in the Staples Plaza shopping center.

The 25,000-square-foot gym, called Level Fitness Clubs, is likely to open the first week of January, said employee Donna Giglio.

There are three membership levels and monthly costs range from $10 (limited access) to $32.99 (full ...

Racing Company Opens on Front Street

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Start your engines!

JCM Racing, a motorsports company, is set to open its 5,000-square-foot building at 1560 Front St. in Yorktown Heights. JCM, which stands for John Cerbone Motorsports, is owned by Yorktown residents John and Pattie Cerbone. 

The company, founded two decades ago and formerly located in the Bronx, builds custom engines and racecars from the ...

Turco’s in Yorktown Named ‘Employer of the Year’ by CAREERS

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Turco’s on Downing Drive was named Employer of the Year at CAREERS Support Solutions’ 31st anniversary celebration, held Oct. 25 at the Crowne Plaza in White Plains. The annual event celebrates the work anniversaries of 204 individuals with disabilities who receive job placement, training and support from CAREERS.

Yorktown Heights resident Ellen Culhane, who is ...

Mohegan Lake Audi Expansion Approved

MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. – An 11,300-square-foot expansion of Mohegan Lake Audi onto a neighboring parcel got the green light last month from the Yorktown Planning Board.

A few years ago, the luxury-car company, which has operated for decades at 1791 East Main St., acquired a modest lot to its west. That commercially zoned parcel, the onetime home of a pizzeria, now will house Audi’s new ...

Sears Files for Bankruptcy

JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y. – The Kmart store in Lake Plaza Shopping Center in Mahopac and the Sears in the Jefferson Valley Mall in Yorktown have been targeted for closure in the wake of Sears’ Chapter 11 filing on Monday, Oct. 15.

Kmart Holding Corporation and Sears, Roebuck and Co. merged into a new retail company named Sears Holdings Corporation in 2005.

Sears filed for ...

Photos: 10th Annual Yorktown Festival and Street Fair

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce’s 10th annual Yorktown Festival and Street Fair, an autumn tradition that draws thousands of residents and out-of-towners, was held Sunday, Oct. 7.

Throughout the day, nearly 200 vendors lined Commerce Street, Veterans Road and Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field. Highlighting the festival was a senior luncheon, a dog costume parade and a ...

Can Medicaid Take my Home and Life Savings?

On a regular basis, clients express their fear that if they ever go into a nursing home and/or need long-term care, the Medicaid program will take their home and life savings. 
While it is prudent to be concerned as to what will occur if you or a family member needs long-term care, Medicaid does not seize the Medicaid recipient’s home, its contents and his or her life savings upon ...

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