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Westchester Land Trust Moves to Preserve Ryder Farm 

June 30, 2022

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – The Westchester Land Trust’s move to protect historic Ryder Farm is being hailed by local officials as a win for the environment.

“I’m very excited. I’ve been hoping this would happen for years,” said North Salem Supervisor Warren Lucas last week.

Preserving the farm on Starr Ridge Road in nearby Brewster will help the flora ...

Yorktown Library Corner (June 27-July 1)

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Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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DID YOU KNOW

Volunteer Medicare counseling is back at the John C. Hart Memorial Library! Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Stop by to find answers to your questions about Medicare. Volunteer counselors are ...

Adaptive Playground Opens in Yorktown Park

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y – It all started with an email.

Several years ago, Lisa Canniff, a Yorktown mother whose son, Lucas, is paralyzed from the waist down, reached out to Town Clerk Diana Quest, then chair of the Yorktown Parks and Recreation Commission, about developing a playground for children of all abilities.

“It was a wish,” Caniff said Saturday, June 18, at the ...

Photos: Relay for Life Returns to Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life returned in person to Yorktown on Friday, June 10 — the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Held at the Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field, the event ran from 3 to 11 p.m. and brought in around $10,000. Yorktown’s Relay for Life fundraised around $45,000 total this year, including funds ...

Honor Your High School Or Middle School Graduate in Yorktown News

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- You nurtured them for 18 years! 

Share your family's accomplishments in our Special High School Graduation Pullout on June 30th. Tuesday, June 21, is the last day to send a message.

Also, Let's Not Forget the 8th Graders are Movin' On Up! Moving up from middle school to high school is an achievement that also deserves recognition. Your ...

Yorktown Basketball Court Reopens After Renovations

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Impromptu games of one-on-one and knockout broke out last week at the newly rehabbed town basketball court in Railroad Park, where dozens of residents had gathered to celebrate its reopening.

Children and adults alike, including several town officials, put up some shots on the sunny Friday evening (June 10) as party tunes blasted over a boombox.

The $70,000 renewal, ...

Yorktown Resident Receives Military Award

NEWBURGH, N.Y.—New York Air National Guard Technical Sgt. Craig Hernandez, a Yorktown resident, has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his actions taken while supporting the evacuation of Afghan allies of the United States from Kabul, Afghanistan in August 2021. 

Hernandez, a 1999 Yorktown High School graduate, was one of three 105th Airlift Wing Airmen assigned to the ...

Alliance for Safe Kids Battles Through a Lack of Funding

YORKTOWN, N.Y. — After being a pillar of the Yorktown Community for 20 years, the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) is working through a lack of funding to remain afloat. 

In 2008, ASK received a federal Drug Free Community grant that provided the funding of $125,000 annually for 10 years. The grant ended in 2018, leaving ASK with a significant decrease in funds that support the various ...

Yorktown Scout Improves BOCES Trail

Nestór García, a freshman at Kennedy Catholic and a member of Yorktown Boy Scout Troop 267, has finished his Eagle Scout Project.

García has now achieved all the necessary requirements for becoming an Eagle Scout, which is the highest ranking that a Boy Scout can attain. As described by the Boy Scouts of America’s webpage, the achievement is a rare end to a rigorous ...

Kicking For Those Who Can't

JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y.—The United Martial Arts Center hosted its annual Kick-a-Thon on April 30 to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.  

Students and families gathered at the Jefferson Valley Mall to raise money for the two charities. The U.M.A.C. students did 1,000 kicks to raise money and awareness for these diseases. The ...

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Can Cryptocurrency Harm the Environment?

Let’s start with some basics — like what is cryptocurrency and how does it differ from other currencies? Most currencies up until now were issued and backed by a specific nation. Cryptocurrency is an entirely digital currency that is not associated with or controlled by any nation, bank, or other financial institution. It is entirely virtual. The first cryptocurrency — Bitcoin ...

Upcoming Events

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Sun, July 3, 9:30 AM

Muscoot Farm, Katonah

Muscoot Farm Farmers Market

Sun, July 3, 3:00 PM

Old Saint Peter’s Church, Cortlandt

Memorial Service for French Soldiers at Old Saint ...

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Dog Haus Biergarten Mohegan Lake, Mohegan Lake

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Obituaries

Oct 18, 1918 - May 11, 2022
It could easily be said that Angelina Friedman lived a full life. A survivor of both the Spanish ...
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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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Concerns About Supervisor Slater's Credibility

June 30, 2022

Election season is approaching, and Supervisor Matt Slater fired an opening salvo in his campaign for State Assembly in an opinion piece for last week’s Yorktown News. Mr. Slater is a competent administrator and good with words. If he’s going to Albany, his views on policy issues, including state spending, gun control, reproductive rights, and public education are what really ...

Grossly Overprepared

My first impression of lawyering came at an early age from watching Perry Mason and “The Defenders” on television as well as Atticus Finch (“To Kill a Mockingbird”) at the movies. Of course, when I finally reached law school, I realized that the vast majority of lawyers never find themselves before a jury arguing for their client’s freedom. But, for me, trials were ...

A Question of Tuition

As other families who share our experience can attest, when you lose a child, there is yet something to be gained: the privilege of helping others in your child’s name.

That’s what we’ve tried to do since 2003 with our Harrison Apar Field of Dreams Foundation. Born with a rare dwarfism and an indomitable spirit, our 38-inches-tall son was 15 when he passed that year, after ...

Can Cryptocurrency Harm the Environment?

Let’s start with some basics — like what is cryptocurrency and how does it differ from other currencies? Most currencies up until now were issued and backed by a specific nation. Cryptocurrency is an entirely digital currency that is not associated with or controlled by any nation, bank, or other financial institution. It is entirely virtual. The first cryptocurrency — Bitcoin ...

PCSB Launches Express Loans for Businesses

June 30, 2022

-New online technology to provide faster, more flexible financing-

 Yorktown Heights, NY, June 23, 2022—PCSB Bank has announced the launch of Express Loans for small businesses, which feature streamlined online applications and quick turnaround. The product engages new technology to enable business owners to obtain fast and flexible financing to meet evolving needs such as ...