Yorktown Robotics Team Wins International Competition

June 18, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Hotshot Hotwires, a team of seven middle and high school students, won the first-place award in programming at FIRST Championship in Detroit, Mich., held April 25-28. The team competed against more than 100 top teams from more than 40 countries. Only five teams from the United States won top awards at the competition, and Yorktown-based Hotshot Hotwires was one of ...

Mohansic Brings Elephant Expert into the Classroom

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – What is a teacher to do when a student asks a question and they don’t know the answer? Look in a textbook? Google it? Perhaps.

But Jen Saldutti, a first-grade teacher at Mohansic Elementary School, had an even better option.

On Thursday, May 3, Saldutti and her students digitally connected, via Skype, with a member of The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. The ...

Regiments Take over Crompond Elementary School

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The soldiers marched from Danbury to Crompond. Though tired and poorly outfitted, they were bolstered by support from the French, Canadians and Native Americans who swelled their ranks. At Crompond, they made camp, wrote home to loved ones, feasted on stew and faced the British in battle.

It all took place at Crompond Elementary School on Tuesday, May 15, where 260 ...

Retired Yorktown Administrator Explores Qualities of a Master Teacher

WACCABUC, N.Y. – In his 35 years working in public education, Dr. Randall Glading noticed that similar words were consistently used to describe the traits of a favorite teacher.

“Every time I’d ask the question about a beloved teacher,” he said, “people would describe my grandmother or my favorite uncle: caring, engaged, a listener, unique, funny, witty, and it ...

Yorktown's Circolo da Vinci Hands Out Student Scholarships

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Six area high school seniors were awarded scholarships Thursday, May 10, by Circolo da Vinci, a nonprofit Yorktown organization that promotes Italian-American heritage. The 36th annual scholarship dinner was held at Vittoria’Z in Jefferson Valley.

This year’s scholarship award recipients were: Matteo Cosentino of Fordham Preparatory School (Albert Capellini ...

Yorktown Budget Passes; Incumbents Re-Elected

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown School District voters overwhelmingly approved a $97.9 million budget with a tax rate decrease of 0.22 percent and a tax levy increase of 0.09 percent, according to unofficial results provided by District Clerk Yvette Segal.



The district also asked voters permission to remove $4 million from its ...

Lakeland Budget Passes; Daly, Conti, Pressman and Mayes Elected

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. - Lakeland School District voters have elected Michael Daly, Angela Conti, Karen Pressman and Robert Mayes to the school board, according to results provided by Communications Director James Van Develde.


Michael Daly (incumbent)—726 votes
Angela Conti—718 votes
Karen Pressman (incumbent)—708 votes
Robert ...

Yorktown Schools Propose Tax Decrease for 2018-19

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A $97.9 million budget that cuts spending and lowers taxes has been unanimously adopted by the Yorktown Central School District Board of Education.

The budget, which lowers spending by $240,000, will now be decided by district voters on Tuesday. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Mohansic Elementary School. Though the tax levy is up by 0.09 percent, which is below the ...

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