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May 28, 2020

Three incumbents are asking voters to be returned to the Board of Education. They are Denise Kness, Rachelle Nardelli and Donald Pinkowsky. Here are their answers to three questions posed by Yorktown News. Denise Kness   Who are you? Provide a brief overview of your background and ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Three candidates are running for two seats on the Yorktown Board of Education. They are incumbents Anthony D’Alessandro and Michael Magnani and newcomer Elizabeth Anderson Scully. Here are their answers to three questions posed by Yorktown News: Anthony D’Alessandro   Who ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown Central School District has laid out plans to honor its class of 2020 with a whole month of events for the graduating seniors. “I think we have one of the most comprehensive and special programs to honor the class of 2020,” Superintendent Dr. Ron Hattar said. “They're a ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Teachers from The Little Red School House set out to cheer up their students with a parade marching past their homes on May 2.  “Seeing my students’ faces when we would drive by was worth all the time and effort we put into this,” said head teacher Samantha Testa. “They bring so ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - It’s a twist on an old saying, but when life hands you limes, make margaritas. Making events special. Enjoying others enjoying the perfectly concocted cocktail. Those are two big things—other than his growing family—that Andrew Tapia says he’s passionate about. But what is ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - With the cancellations of all the local Memorial Day Parades due to the COVID-19 virus restrictions, Yorktown American Legion Post #1009 created a Virtual Yorktown memorial Day Parade and have published it to YouTube for all to learn about the history of Yorktown's veterans and ...

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Assemblyman Kevin Byrne is among a growing number of lawmakers who are demanding answers about the way the state has handled the coronavirus outbreak in nursing homes. In a statement released Monday, May 11, members of the state Assembly’s Minority Conference called on the Legislature to convene ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Details are still being finalized, but a parade for Lakeland's graduating seniors is planned for June 6. In a video update, Lakeland High School Principal Christopher Cummings thanked the community for its ideas and said graduation plans are still being hammered out.  "As a ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Town of Yorktown’s summer full- and half-day camps will be canceled due to continuing efforts to protect public health. “We are disappointed as a department to cancel these programs, but we will be working within the structure of the four-phased state reopening guidelines to ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. - By the reopening of the popular weekly market at Muscoot Farm this Sunday, May 17, the county hopes to give pandemic-weary residents the chance to get some fresh air and sunshine while safely supporting the hardworking folks who produce their food. Although outdoor spaces at many ...

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Dear parents: Take a photo of your child holding up their finished work of art and email it to weinberger@halstonmedia.com with their name, age and town for possible future publication. You can print out the coloring pages here by clicking here. The coloring pages were drawn by North Salem resident ...

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Real estate agents who normally look to spring for a boost in home listings have turned to technology for a new way to sell houses and list properties in the face a pandemic that put the state, and their profits, on pause.  “In March we were doing tremendously well just as an industry. Our ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Chris Marschhauser, a sales associate at Bill Volz, was leaving work on a rainy Friday, April 24, when he saw something strange. “I saw a duck just going crazy,” Marschhauser said. “It wouldn’t move. It was just making a weird noise.” That noise, he soon learned, was a cry ...

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SOMERS, N.Y. - The Somers Pub owner Marc Anthony announced on Facebook Monday, May 11, that the Lincolndale establishment will not be re-opening. "We simply could not withstand the enormous financial burden of the forced closing," Anthony wrote. "As a small business, and not designed to operate ...

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The North Salem School District suffered a blow last week after it announced plans to hold high school graduation at the Four Brothers Drive-In in Amenia. While the news was being celebrated by seniors and their parents and quickly caught the attention of national media outlets due to the ...

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Katonah, N.Y. - In a somber note to customers, the Katonah Reading Room announced its permanent closure on Friday, May 8. Owners Pete and Gretchen Menzies said the fragile nature of the restaurant business combined with the devastating economic impacts of the pandemic forced the ...

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Download a copy of the Mother's Day Questionnaire here.  Think it’s too late or too challenging to get Mom what she really wants for Mother’s Day? Think again! Here are 10 ideas that you can put together during quarantine for Mother’s Day.   A Clean House  As moms we are always told to leave ...

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The Lakeland School Board announced its decision to hire Dr. Brendan Lyons as its new superintendent at a board meeting on Tuesday, May 5.   The decision comes after an eight-month search.  Lyons will take over for Dr. George Stone on July 1. Stone announced last year that he would be ...

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Summer camp leaders are planning for multiple scenarios of how to proceed during the coronavirus pandemic while parents remain eager to enroll their kids back into a routine of sunscreen, swimming and making friendship bracelets. However, the town of Somers made a somber call this week when ...

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Elite Defensive Tactics Martial Arts Academy will be conducting a Zoom online class in conjunction with the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce. Chamber President Sergio Esposito's daughter, Maddie (2nd degree Black Belt), will be instructing the members through a basic self-defense class. The class ...

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday, May 1, that New York state schools will be closed for the remainder of the year. "Given the current situation, K-12 schools and college facilities will remain closed for the rest of the academic year and will continue to provide distance learning. This is ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Jo and Mike Mattone’s quarantine story, in their own words: “We are doing what many others are doing during this pandemic: Trying our best to stay safe and stay busy. With one of us working at a hospital (Jo) and one working from home (Mike), that helps keep some sense of ...

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Mohegan Lake firefighter Paul Turiano scaled the ladder of the department’s fire engine last week to deliver an unforgettable birthday message to his 88-year-old mother Francesca Turiano at her fourth-floor nursing home window. Turiano and his family have been unable to see their mom and ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Imperato family—Joe (father), Kathy (mother), Katey and Tommy—has tried to make the best of a bad situation by spending more quality time together. Here is their quarantine story, in Kathy’s own words: “For the duration of the ‘shut down,’ we have been really busy at home ...

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CareMount Medical has availability to test patients without any restrictions through its urgent care and office locations throughout New York.  A complete list of open office locations can be found at www.caremountmedical.com. CareMount patients who want to be tested can walk into a CareMount ...

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Welcome again to Susan Berliner's world, a place where strange things—both good and bad—happen. In these 13 stories, readers will encounter a variety of genres, from thriller and horror to sci-fi and humor. Meet some of the inhabitants: * Dennie. Her parents look the same—but everything else ...

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Yorktown100 is a new, all-volunteer community-based group that seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2040. Yorktown100, inspired by Croton100, will strive for a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 5% per year from 2020 to 2040 throughout the Yorktown community. Concerns of ...

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Yorktown Heights, April 28, 2020 — Yorkville Sports Association is working on plans to get league play going again this summer. Depending on the status of the pandemic, YSA, in conjunction with the Yorktown Parks and Recreation Department, hopes to start league play during June or July. Possible ...

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Books for Young Learners (BYL), nationally recognized books for children, are created by Richard C. Owen Publishers, a Northern Westchester publishing company. We have been involved with children’s books in English and Spanish for 30 years. Our BYL collection is comprised of 8-, 12-, and 16-page ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Vedat Gashi, a freshman Westchester County legislator representing New Castle and parts of Yorktown and Somers, and his family have been making the most of social distancing from their home in Yorktown. Here is their quarantine story, in Vedat’s own words: “My wife and I are ...

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