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Mailing of School Ballots Delayed in Some Towns

June 3, 2020

Hearing from constituents fearful that mail-in ballots may not arrive in time for voting on Tuesday, June 9, a state legislator is seeking to push school district and library elections back a week to Tuesday, June 16.

Sen. Pete Harckham explained Tuesday, June 2, that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted “a number of civic functions this spring, including school elections and ...

Uncontested Race for Lakeland Board of Education

Three incumbents are asking voters to be returned to the Board of Education. They are Denise Kness, Rachelle Nardelli and Donald Pinkowsky.

Here are their answers to three questions posed by Yorktown News.

Denise Kness

Who are you? Provide a brief overview of your background and experience.
Denise Kness, a 26-year Yorktown resident and member of the Lakeland Board of Education ...

YORKTOWN: Vote on Budget, Trustees Due by June 9

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Three candidates are running for two seats on the Yorktown Board of Education. They are incumbents Anthony D’Alessandro and Michael Magnani and newcomer Elizabeth Anderson Scully. Here are their answers to three questions posed by Yorktown News:

Anthony D’Alessandro

Who are you? Provide a brief overview of your background and experience.
There is ...

Yorktown Details Senior Graduation Plans

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown Central School District has laid out plans to honor its class of 2020 with a whole month of events for the graduating seniors.

“I think we have one of the most comprehensive and special programs to honor the class of 2020,” Superintendent Dr. Ron Hattar said. “They're a great group and they deserve to be honored appropriately and this plan does ...

Parade for Preschoolers

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Teachers from The Little Red School House set out to cheer up their students with a parade marching past their homes on May 2. 

“Seeing my students’ faces when we would drive by was worth all the time and effort we put into this,” said head teacher Samantha Testa. “They bring so much joy to me as a teacher and to see how happy a simple ...

Cocktails in Quarantine: Mobile Bar Delivers Libations to Essential Employees

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - It’s a twist on an old saying, but when life hands you limes, make margaritas.

Making events special. Enjoying others enjoying the perfectly concocted cocktail. Those are two big things—other than his growing family—that Andrew Tapia says he’s passionate about.

But what is an adult beverage catering consultant to do when the plug has ...

Yorktown American Legion Creates Virtual Memorial Day Parade

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - With the cancellations of all the local Memorial Day Parades due to the COVID-19 virus restrictions, Yorktown American Legion Post #1009 created a Virtual Yorktown memorial Day Parade and have published it to YouTube for all to learn about the history of Yorktown's veterans and their sacrifices. 

The video is a tour of all the veteran's and war monuments ...

Lawmakers Push for Investigation Into Nursing Home Deaths

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne is among a growing number of lawmakers who are demanding answers about the way the state has handled the coronavirus outbreak in nursing homes.

In a statement released Monday, May 11, members of the state Assembly’s Minority Conference called on the Legislature to convene a public hearing “to review and investigate New York’s policies, decisions and ...

Senior Parade for Lakeland High School Planned for June 6

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Details are still being finalized, but a parade for Lakeland's graduating seniors is planned for June 6.

In a video update, Lakeland High School Principal Christopher Cummings thanked the community for its ideas and said graduation plans are still being hammered out. 

"As a school district we are bound by many parameters when making these difficult ...

Yorktown Cancels Summer Camp

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Town of Yorktown’s summer full- and half-day camps will be canceled due to continuing efforts to protect public health.

“We are disappointed as a department to cancel these programs, but we will be working within the structure of the four-phased state reopening guidelines to hopefully provide some weekly activities for your children,” said recreation ...


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Virtual Presentation: Planning For Pandemics and Beyond at Somers Library

May 27, 2020

Join us for an informative webinar for top lessons learned around proactive strategies to take, and key documents to have in place for life's expected - and unexpected events.

Lauren Enea, Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorney, Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP
Judi McAnaw, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

June 2, 2020 12:30 – 2:00 PM The Somers Library To register ...