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Area Students Earn Academic Honors at The Harvey School

May 6, 2021

The Harvey School in Katonah has announced the names of area students who have earned academic honors for the first marking period of the spring term.

Yorktown residents Jeannie Fink, grade 12 and Alexa Williams, grade 9, and Amawalk resident Mia Cornell, grade 12, have achieved GPAs of 4.0 or above and earned Cavalier Scholar certificates.

Yorktown residents Ryan Dey, grade 7, and Lee ...

Lakeland to Hold Graduation Ceremony at Dutchess Stadium on June 28

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – The Lakeland Central School District will host its graduation ceremony for the graduating classes of Lakeland and Walter Panas high schools at Dutchess Stadium in Wappingers Falls. The ceremony will be held on Monday, June 28, with a rain date of Wednesday, June 30.

Dr. Brendan Lyons, schools superintendent, made the announcement during the Lakeland Board of ...

George Washington Custodian Saves Choking Student

MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. – The quick actions and attentiveness of George Washington Elementary School day-time custodian, Angelo Alessandro, saved a third-grade student from choking during a lunch period on Tuesday, April 20.

Alessandro noticed that a student was acting abnormally at his lunch table and went to check out the situation to see if the child was OK.

“Once I went to the ...

Lakeland Hosts First Virtual Job Fair

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – The Lakeland Central School District has been hosting their annual career fair for high-school students for 14 years, but they have never held a career fair like this year’s.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social-distancing guidelines, Lakeland’s job fair was done completely virtually using Google Classroom and Google Meet.

The job fair ran for eight ...

Yorktown Returns Students to in-Person Learning

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Monday, April 19, was the first day in 13 months the majority of Yorktown Central School District students were present in their buildings.

That day, the district welcomed back all students who committed to an in-person learning model for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

Dr. Ron Hattar, schools superintendent, gave a virtual community update on how the ...

Harvey and Kennedy Catholic Team Up to Win State Robotics Championship

Harvey’s robotics program continues to impress as two teams of its RoboCavs came up as winners in a big way Saturday, April 17, in the VEX Southern New York State Championship live-remote competition. The RoboCavs team 6277D, paired with a Kennedy Catholic Preparatory School squad, took the first-place trophy with a nail-biting final round 154-141 victory over two other paired ...

Yorktown Schools Receive $1.2 Million in State Aid

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Following the finalization of the 2021-2022 New York State budget during the first week of April, the Yorktown Central School District provided updated figures on its projected budget spending. The district now plans to increase their spending by 2.21 percent to a final figure of $101,906,000 after receiving a $1.2 million increase in state aid, as presented by Dr. Ron ...

Lakeland BOE Unanimously Approves 2021-22 Budget

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – The Lakeland Board of Education voted to unanimously approve the budget during its meeting on Thursday, April 8. The budget would increase by 2.1 percent to a total revenue figure of $168,255,026. For the second year in a row, the tax levy is flat.

Dr. Brendan Lyons, superintendent of schools, said Lakeland has been successful in remaining true to its budgetary goals, ...

Spending Rises by 1.48 Percent in Yorktown Schools 2021-22 Budget

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Central School District would increase spending by 1.48 percent over last, according to a budget presented by Dr. Ron Hattar, schools superintendent, during the Board of Education meeting on Monday, March 22.

Under the proposed budget, school district residents living in Yorktown would see a tax-rate increase of 1.95 percent; New Castle’s would ...

Why Parents Need Camp Now More Than Ever

I recently came across a blog article titled, “Why Children Need Camp Now More Than Ever,” essentially a list of social/emotional needs that have been neglected due to the pandemic. The article explains, in the most scholarly way, why children have suffered for the last 13 months and how camp can help ease children back into an educational setting and ultimately childhood. And while ...

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YHS Students Place at Tri-County Science Fair

May 7, 2021

Novel Energy Storage Devices. Efficient Removal of Particulate Matter. Macroinvertebrate Pollution Tolerance in Freshwater Systems. Identifying Atrial Fibrillation Rhythms. These are the projects by seven Yorktown High School students that were top finishers in the virtual Tri-County Science and Technology Fair held on Saturday, April 24.

The students, members of the Yorktown High School ...

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Does the Soundview Property Belong in an Overlay District?

May 6, 2021

What’s behind all the conflicting letters to the editor, articles, and Courtesy of the Floor comments about the Soundview property and Yorktown’s proposed overlay law?

First, Some Definitions

Overlay districts are special zones placed on top of a property’s existing zoning regulations (i.e., the underlying zone) to change the kinds of development a town will allow. Used ...

The Yorktown Town Board Owes Its Residents More

May 7, 2021

You might have heard that the Yorktown Town Board is considering a change to town rules that would effectively greenlight a plan to turn the historic Soundview property at the corner of Route 118 and Underhill Avenue into a mixed-use strip mall.

Regardless of whether you support or oppose the draft of the revised overlay law, have no position on the law, or don’t even know what the law ...

Honoring Our Moms

This Sunday, on Mother’s Day, I will take some time to honor my departed mother, Rose, whose intelligence, humor, compassion, warmth, and love were the greatest influences of my life. She and my late father, James, were married for 57 years. Their love and devotion to one another was ended only by their deaths in 1998. My mom endured three and a half difficult years in a nursing home. She ...

Remote Possibilities Not So Remote

What would the hit TV series “The Office” look like if it was premiering today? (Odds are there will be a series, whether a revival of that series or a copycat, capturing the new zeitgeist of the post-pandemic workplace.)

COVID-19 has left a lasting impact on all facets of our lives that is unprecedented in modern times. Because of the shift to remote work, a significantly higher ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

YHS Students Place at Tri-County Science Fair

May 7, 2021

Novel Energy Storage Devices. Efficient Removal of Particulate Matter. Macroinvertebrate Pollution Tolerance in Freshwater Systems. Identifying Atrial Fibrillation Rhythms. These are the projects by seven Yorktown High School students that were top finishers in the virtual Tri-County Science and Technology Fair held on Saturday, April 24.

The students, members of the Yorktown High School ...

Is now the time to gift your commercial real-estate holdings?

As has been well documented, the current federal estate and gift tax exemption of $11.7 million per person is scheduled to sunset (expire) on Dec. 31, 2025.

Unless the current exemption is made permanent on or before Dec. 31, 2025 (which is highly unlikely because of the present political environment in Washington), on Jan. 1, 2026, the new federal estate and gift tax exemption will be ...