Yorktown Mourns Loss of Al Capellini, 75, Former Supervisor

April 18, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Go through the archives and pull out any Planning Board or Town Board agenda from the past two decades and chances are you’ll see Al Capellini’s name on it somewhere.

Capellini, a former Yorktown supervisor, bowed out of politics nearly four decades ago but remained a presence at town hall, representing many high-profile developments over the years, including ...

Yorktown Native Serves Aboard a Floating Airport at Sea

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A 2010 Yorktown High School graduate is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Alexandera Mikhail is an electronics technician aboard the carrier operating out of the Navy’s largest base.

As an electronics technician, Mikhail is responsible for the external communications of the ship.

“The best ...

Yorktown College Student Competes on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

BURBANK, Calif. – Typical college kids study to get As, but Yorktown resident Gino Palmieri spent a day in February buying them.

Having watched “Wheel of Fortune” since he was a youngster, Palmieri was admittedly nervous when he stepped onto the set of the game show earlier this year in Burbank, Calif. A 20-year-old student at James Madison University, Palmieri auditioned and ...

Foundation for Excellence ’80s Night Benefits Yorktown Education

JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y. – Yorktown School District teachers, administrators and supporters cut loose on Saturday, March 24, as they enjoyed a Totally Awesome ’80s Night at Vittoria’Z in Jefferson Valley.

The event, organized by the Foundation for Excellence in Yorktown Education, brought out more than 200 people and raised more than $10,000 for the school district, according ...

Yorktown Lions, Legion Draw a Crowd for Easter Breakfast

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-The Yorktown Lions and American Legion hosted their annual Breakfast With the Easter Bunny at American Legion Hall in Yorktown, much to the delight of the many children (and adults) in attendance at two sold-out Sunday morning seatings.

Organizers said this was the sixth year the two organizations have teamed up to host the event, which has received a warm welcome from the ...

Lions, Yorktown Host Easter Egg Hunt

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Yorktown was hit with its fourth March nor’easter last Wednesday, casting doubt on the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Downing Park. By Saturday, however, all of the snow had melted and a sunny spring day with temperatures in the mid-40s provided community children with another egg-ceptional hunt.

The event is co-sponsored annually by the Yorktown Lions Club and Yorktown Parks ...

Yorktown Resident Honored for Lifetime of Public Service

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-When the postman came knocking at retired letter carrier Sal Muscente’s door at Jefferson Village in Yorktown Heights recently, he brought a box far bigger than needed for the usual bills or Pennysavers.

“I thought my daughter had sent me a sweater or something,” he said. “And why would she do that?”

Instead, Muscente found an enormous plaque, ...

Grace Lutheran in Yorktown Installs New Pastor

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Filling the shoes of a revered longtime pastor is no easy task. Luckily for Grace Lutheran Church’s new leader, Rev. Christopher Chantelau, it’s not his first time having to do so.

The son of an Army colonel who’s lived in more than two dozen communities, Chantelau comes to Yorktown after spending his last 20 years as pastor of Divinity Lutheran Church in ...

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