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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 ...

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LIBRARY HOURS Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 914-245-5262; jchart@wlsmail.org, www.yorktownlibrary.org. DID YOU KNOW Volunteer Medicare counseling is back at the John C. Hart Memorial Library! Every second and fourth Tuesday of ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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LIBRARY HOURS Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 914-245-5262; jchart@wlsmail.org, yorktownlibrary.org. DID YOU KNOW  Summer reading programs are not just for kids! Hart Library offers an Adult Summer Reading Program for everyone ...

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JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y.—In true Hudson Valley nature, Halloween entertainment is already in the works.  At the May 10 Town Board meeting, Ken and Karin Puff of Hudson Horrors proposed to bring their three-section haunted experience to the Jefferson Valley Mall.  “We want to bring some ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. — Dozens of elementary school students from throughout Yorktown participated in this year’s Yorktown Arbor Day poster contest. Fourth and fifth graders followed the contest’s theme, “Trees Invite Me Outside.” Winners were announced at the April 29 Arbor Day ceremony by Town ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. — When Annabelle Newberger noticed that donation boxes filling up around her school were missing some very necessary items, it got her thinking. The 15-year-old Yorktown High School sophomore knew the importance of getting involved and giving to those who are less fortunate in the ...

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LIBRARY HOURS Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 914-245-5262; jchart@wlsmail.org, yorktownlibrary.org. YORKTOWN LIBRARY SEEKS NEW TRUSTEE The Board of Trustees of the John C. Hart Memorial Library is inviting applicants for a ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. Kids looking for diverse academic enrichment programs this summer will find a variety of courses offered by The Harvey School in its RISE program including two newly added classes, Coding and Midsummer Shakespeare. For the math-minded kids in grades 6-9 who would enjoy exploring ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A Memorial Day Parade sponsored by VFW Post 8328 was held Monday, May 30. The parade, which began around 11:30 a.m. at Yorktown Town Hall, culminated with a ceremony at Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field.

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LIBRARY HOURS Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 914-245-5262; jchart@wlsmail.org, yorktownlibrary.org. DID YOU KNOW? We have a really exciting summer planned for children at John C. Hart! The 2022 Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Last week, Yorktown honored the town’s emergency medical services. May 15 through May 21 marked National Emergency Medical Services Week, and its theme this year was “Rising to the Challenge.” National EMS week is to show appreciation for emergency medical technicians, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Nothing says family fun quite like bubble wands, hot dogs, crafts, and storytelling. On May 21, Yorktown for Justice hosted a Family Fun Day event focused on disability and mental health awareness at the Granite Knolls Sports and Recreation Center pavilion. The day consisted ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown Athletic Club held its annual Opening Day ceremonies at Harrison Apar Field of Dreams in Yorktown Heights on April 30. Before the game between YAC Majors division (ages 11-13) teams “Coach Diner” Red Sox and “Financial Decisions” Blue Jays, sixth grader Frankie Ploger read ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – “We’re the first Westchester County town to have dedicated pickleball courts,” said Chair of the Yorktown Pickleball Committee Lynne Withers. The non-profit Friends of Yorktown Parks and Recreation organized and ran the Pickleball Tournament at the town’s courts at Granite ...

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James Graham, Nick Barrera, Noreen Donnellan, Ann Marie Moffa, Ralph Schiavone, Andrew Merante, Jerry Marchesi, and Terita Bradoc all knew that the May 5 photo was taken of the Route 132 bridge over the Taconic State Parkway. If you know where this week’s photo was taken, email ...

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LIBRARY HOURS Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 914-245-5262; jchart@wlsmail.org, yorktownlibrary.org. DID YOU KNOW? If you missed out on some of the library’s latest events, signing up for our biweekly e-newsletter is an ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On April 23, local non-profit My Brother Vinny won its third consecutive Veterans Award in Las Vegas. Founder Paula Miritello and Kenny Beck presented this year’s award before the Yorktown Town Board at last week’s meeting.  The non-profit organizes and distributes furniture ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Take a look inside our weekly editorial team meeting. Click HERE to listen or you can watch the video. 

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On May 7, the Yorktown Lions Club sponsored its first Kentucky Derby Party at the American Legion Hall. The party consisted of a southern tasting fare, raffles, a silent auction, a bourbon tasting, and games. The event raised nearly $4,500 and all proceeds will go toward ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown celebrated Arbor Day on April 29 with a ceremony near Town Hall. The afternoon was highlighted a tree planting, a song sung by Crompond Elementary School students, and the announcement of the winners of the annual Arbor Day Student Poster Contest. “Trees provide ...

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James Graham, Michael Hoy, and Terita Bradoc are the select few who knew that the April 24 photo was taken at the firehouse on Locksley Road. If you know where this week’s photo was taken, email YorktownNews@halstonmedia.com

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LIBRARY HOURS Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 914-245-5262; jchart@wlsmail.org, yorktownlibrary.org. DID YOU KNOW? Do you have a little artist in the house? Did you know that we are starting a new “Little Art at Hart” exhibit at our ...

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