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Sears Files for Bankruptcy

October 19, 2018

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 ...

New Visions Kitchen and Baths Builds Dreams

RIVERDALE, N.Y. - Rose and Jim Paciullo know their way around a home remodel. And they have the resume to prove it.

The couple owns New Visions Kitchen and Baths, and while their showroom is located on Mosholu Avenue in Riverdale, they draw customers throughout Westchester and Putnam counties.

“People are always traveling to shop, and our showroom location has never been a ...

Murphy’s Restaurant Demolished; Will be Replaced by Office/Retail

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Murphy’s Restaurant, which served up drinks, traditional pub food and Irish fare to many residents since opening its doors in 2006, was demolished last week. In its place will be a three-story, 40,000-square-foot retail/office building.

Though Murphy’s opened just 12 years ago, the decades-old building was home to many restaurants before it, including ...

Verizon Store Celebrates Grand Opening in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Cellular Sales, an independent Verizon Wireless retailer, celebrated its grand opening on Saturday, Aug. 25, 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 ...

Yoga Studio Opens on Route 6 in Mohegan Lake

MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. – Balance Wellness Studio has opened on Route 6 in Mohegan Lake (GPS: 1851 East Main St.). To learn more about the studio or to register for a class, visit

Popeyes Proposed for Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A Popeyes restaurant is being proposed for the Staples Plaza Shopping Center on Route 202.

The fast-food chain, which specializes in fried chicken, would occupy a newly constructed 2,350-square-foot building with a drive-thru. It would be located in the parking area opposite the existing Dunkin Donuts/New York Pizza Company building.

Previously, the Planning Board, ...

New PCSB Bank Branch Approved

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – PSCB Bank’s relocation of its Yorktown Heights branch was approved last month by the Planning Board.

The bank will move out of its branch in the Yorktown Green Shopping Center to a new space in the Triangle Center, which was formerly occupied by Chase Bank.

Dawn McKenzie, landscape architect from Insite Engineering, said PCSB made the switch because it cannot ...

Yorktown Chamber Hands out Student Scholarships

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce held its scholarship dinner benefiting the college education of students from Yorktown on Monday, July 16, at Little Sorrento Restaurant.

“We believe strongly that this program, supporting the education of young people from our community, is foremost among the initiatives conducted annually by the chamber,” the ...


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