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August 8, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – For three days last week, everybody in Yorktown was Irish. The first-ever Yorktown Irish Festival, held behind the Yorktown Firehouse, kicked off Thursday night with performances by Joanie Madden and Cherish the Ladies. Drinks, food, rides and live entertainment continued Friday ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Stephen Kopercinski and Alexander Borbas, both of Boy Scouts of America Troop 165, have earned the rank of Eagle Scout. To earn the rank, both completed Eagle Scout Service Projects to benefit the community. Kopercinski’s project took place on the trails behind Hilltop Hanover ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Residents seeking a helping hand in repairing malfunctioning household items attended Yorktown’s first-ever Repair Café, held Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., a staff of volunteers, called “coaches,” were sorted into various groups: electronics, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The seventh annual Yorktown Grange Car Show and the second annual Big Truck Day were held Sunday, June 24, at the Yorktown Grange on Moseman Road. The car show was open to all cars, trucks, motorcycles, and antique tractors. There was food, music/DJ, activities for kids, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown families enjoyed a “Screening Under the Stars” on Thursday, July 19, at Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field. The annual outdoor movie night was presented by the Parks and Recreation Department. “The Emoji Movie” was shown. All photos were taken by Deena Bell for ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – “Here Comes the Sun,” indeed. The Hofners, a Beatles tribute band, opened the Summer Concert Series on Sunday, July 1, performing a two-hour set in near-triple-digit temperatures. Hundreds of lawn chairs were strategically scattered around Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field, as ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Six members of the Yorktown High School Class of 2017 have enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and are now stationed in their home bases. The 2017 graduates are: • Pfc. Cameron DaRos • Pfc. Thomas Littleton • Pfc. Spencer Pagliuca • Pvt. Alice Jednak • Pfc. James ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The annual Fireman’s Day Parade, one of Yorktown’s oldest traditions, returned Wednesday, June 20. Yorktown was joined at its parade by many other departments throughout the county, including Mohegan Lake, Bedford Hills and Pleasantville. After the parade wrapped up, many ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On Saturday, June 2, Hilltop Hanover Farm of Yorktown Heights hosted its fifth annual Farm Fest. More than 1,000 people attended the event, which was highlighted by “Farm and Farmer Appreciation Day” proclamations read by Ilan Gilbert, Yorktown town supervisor, and David Kvinge, ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. - There are some memories from high school that stick with you your whole life. Back in 1953, Tom Maroselli earned a letter for winning medals in the javelin throw at track and field meets at his school in the Bronx. The now 82-year-old, who lives in Shrub Oak with his wife, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Bill and Mimi Cohen, a couple who lives at the Seabury at Fieldhome, celebrated 72 years of marriage on Friday, June 8. A close family—they have one son, two daughters and two grandchildren—the Cohens lived two blocks from Fieldhome for 30 years before moving to Assisted Living ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Mary Capoccia has been named the grand marshal of the 2018 Yorktown Feast of San Gennaro, which will return for its third year from Sept. 12 to 16. Capoccia, the assistant to former Supervisor Michael Grace from 2011 to 2017, was instrumental in launching the feast in 2016, said ...

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Brian Geary, a Hopewell Junction resident who pulled a Yorktown woman from a burning car on the Taconic State Parkway, has been awarded the New York State Liberty Medal, the state’s highest honor. Around 2:30 a.m. on April 19, Geary, an MTA employee, was driving on the southbound ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Into everyone’s life a little sun must shine. In Yorktown, on the coldest days of March, during a power outage of unparalleled duration, those rays piercing the frigid temperatures and darkness came in the form of volunteers, and town officials made sure last week to recognize some ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Shanyn Siegel has been named the new farm director at Hilltop Hanover Farm in Yorktown. In her new position, Siegel will lead operations at the farm, overseeing crops, livestock, fundraising and events. Siegel most recently developed an assessment of native plant use in the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Junior Girl Scouts in Troop 1326 recently earned a Bronze Award by spreading their love of music. There are seven steps to completing the optional service project, explained troop leader Jennie Sunshine. One of the most challenging steps is finding a worthwhile project the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown High School opened its doors to area senior citizens on Thursday, May 10, for a “Senior Prom.” The event was organized by the high school’s Student Senate. All photos were taken by Yorktown News staff photographer, Tabitha Pearson Marshall.

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YORKTOWN, NY. – “What do we get when we plant a tree? We get a home for the birds and the bees. We get fruit and nuts to eat. We get wood to build our fleet. We get clean air we need to breath. We get shade on a summer’s day. We get a place to climb and play. What do we get when we plant a tree? A ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On Saturday for the 30th annual Battle of Yorktown, residents once again donned their brightly colored vests, grabbed garbage pickers and filled thousands of orange bags with trash that had been discarded on Yorktown’s roadsides. Though the event is held annually, and the Refuse ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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SOMERS, N.Y.-Halston Media continues to beat the odds. While other newspaper companies continue to shrink or fold, Halston, the parent company of Yorktown News, continues to grow. On March 8, Halston rolled out its fifth publication—The Katonah-Lewisboro Times, which now joins the family of ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Boy Scouts of American Troop 173 welcomed four new Eagle Scouts in January. To earn the rank, the young men completed an Eagle Scout service project to benefit the community or a local organization. • Ross Miller painted classrooms at Temple Beth Am; • Ian Schwartz painted ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Yorktown residents awoke Sunday, Feb. 18, to see 7 inches of snow on the ground. Three days later, all of the snow had melted and residents were having visions of summer as record-high temperatures washed over the area. At 79 degrees, Wednesday, Feb. 21, was the hottest ...

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