Yorktown Couple Renews Vows at Empire State Building

February 14, 2018

NEW YORK – Twenty years ago, Patricia Byrnes surprised her then-fiancé, Kevin, by entering them into a contest to be married at the Empire State Building on Valentine’s Day.

The contest, organized by Kleinfeld Bridal, was only in its fourth year. Patricia and Kevin, both working for the New York City Police Department, had met four years prior at an Emerald Society party.

Yorktown’s First All-Girl Cub Scout Den Launches

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Westchester-Putnam Council Boy Scouts of America has its first official all-girl den. Seven girls, ages 9 and 10, have formed a single-gender den of Webelos as part of Pack 164 in Yorktown Heights.

The girls, many of whom have been unofficially participating in Cub Scouting with their families for years, will now be able to officially earn rank advancement.

The ...

Yorktown Cub Scouts Host Pinewood Derby

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Cub Scouts in Pack 251 participated in their annual Pinewood Derby on Thursday, Feb. 2, at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School.

Scouts, with the help of parents, built their own cars from kits containing a block of pine, plastic wheels and metal axles. The night consisted of dozens of heats, and trophies were awarded to Scouts with the four fastest cars.

Yorktown Man Collects Iconic New York City Taxis

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – If you see a yellow taxi cab driving through the streets of Yorktown, you can try to hail it, but you might not have much luck.

It’s probably resident Michael Pincus putting a few more miles on his antique Checker taxi, which racked up 1.2 million of them from 1982 until its retirement in 1997. Nowadays, you’ll probably only find these taxis on movie and TV ...

Yorktown High School Junior Recovering From Neurological Disorder

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Zachary Lebid, a track and field athlete, a musician and a top student, had his high school career thrown off course last month when he was diagnosed with a neurological disorder.

In mid-December, the Yorktown High School junior started experiencing mental confusion, was having difficulty focusing at school and struggled to play the trumpet, which he has been playing for years, ...

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