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Cheers! Best and Wurst Enjoys Record Crowd in Yorktown

September 20, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Hundreds came out to enjoy the Yorktown Rotary Club’s seventh annual celebration of the beer and bratwurst on Saturday, Sept. 9.

Thanks to the club’s first-time use of Groupon, the Best and Wurst welcomed a record crowd and attracted a younger demographic, said club president Patti Horvath.

“That just made it exponentially so much better,” ...

Major Clayton Carpenter Memorial Highway Unveiled in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Ask anyone who knew U.S. Army Major Clayton Carpenter what kind of man he was and some assortment of these words are likely to follow: charismatic, humble, intelligent, selfless, witty and caring. Even in his final moments, as the helicopter he was piloting was spiraling toward certain doom, Carpenter’s actions helped save the lives of others in his ...

Photos: Yorktown Grange Fair Returns for 93rd Year

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – One of Yorktown’s oldest traditions, the Grange Fair, returned last week for three days of fun.

The fair, held at the Yorktown Grange fairgrounds on Moseman Road, celebrates Hudson Valley’s agricultural heritage with livestock, produce and flower exhibits, as well as other competitions. This year, there were also many carnival rides, midway games, live music ...

Heart of Gold: Metal Detectorist Finds Engagement Ring at FDR Park

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Four days after losing her engagement ring at a company picnic in FDR State Park, Alexa O’Rourke was starting to lose hope. On the fifth day, however, an “angel” came to O’Rourke’s rescue.

In just 35 minutes, Don Mituzas, president of the Putnam/Westchester Metal Detectorists & Archaeological Society, did what two dozen people before him ...

Photos: Yorktown Remembers 9/11

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. - A 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony was held Monday at the Shrub Oak Memorial Pavilion.

Yorktown honored the five residents who were killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center: Patrick William Danahy, Simon M. Dedvukaj, Alan Friedlander, Paul Fiori and Barry McKeon.

All photos by Brian Marschhauser

Yorktown Introduces ‘San Gennaro Way’

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – For the month of September, Commerce Street will be known as Sen Gennaro Way.

The renaming of one of Yorktown Heights’ main thoroughfares coincides with the return of the Feast of San Gennaro. The third annual festival celebrating Italian heritage will be held on Commerce Street/San Gennaro Way from Wednesday, Sept. 13, to Sunday, Sept. 17.

The highway ...

Yorktown Man Retires from FDNY After Distinguished Career

John “Jackie” Sullivan’s 30-plus years with the New York City Fire Department are filled with memories he will never forget, and tragedies he can’t.

“Thirty years is a lot of time to put in if you’re in the streets for your whole career,” Sullivan said. “You see a lot of stuff that people read about in the paper and they go, ‘Oh, ...

Lifelong Yorktowner Turns 100

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown has evolved quite a bit over the last century, and Marie Bochan has been here to see it all.

Born Marie McCord in Peekskill on Aug. 23, 1917, she was raised on an 85-acre farm on Croton Lake Road.

She later married Henry Bochan and lived on the farm until the 1950s. She worked various jobs in Yorktown throughout her life, including at a Commerce Street ...

Residents Lose Major Health Insurance Option After CareConnect Announces Closure

SOMERS, N.Y. -- Less than two years after Health Republic of New York withdrew from the health insurance market, another new player on the scene is calling it quits.

Northwell Health announced today that its popular insurance product, CareConnect, is folding.

“It has become increasingly clear that continuing the CareConnect health plan is financially unsustainable, given the ...

The 'Great American Eclipse' of 2017

Readers of Halston Media’s papers contributed photos of their  “Great American Eclipse” experience on Monday, Aug. 21.

The total solar eclipse occurred when the moon’s diameter blocked the sun, causing a few moments of darkness.

The partial eclipse was visible in the New York area from about 1:30 to 4 p.m. While visible at our office in Somers, the area did not ...

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