Pro Wrestler Brings Yorktown to Tears with Tale of Redemption

October 20, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Marc Mero battled The Rock, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Triple H in his championship wrestling career, but nothing challenged him more than his inner demons brought on by alcohol and drug addiction.

Mero, a member of the World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment) for four years in the 1990s, is now a motivational speaker, telling his ...

Lakeland Senior Encourages Students to Fill Their ‘Buckets’

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – A Lakeland High School senior is hoping to inspire fourth- and fifth-grade students with her “Bucket Filler” mural at Ben Franklin Elementary School.

Brittany Alexander, a candidate for the Girl Scout Gold Award, recently completed the mural to demonstrate her passion for the arts, which, she said, students can use as a stress-relieving tool. The Gold Award, ...

Ben Franklin Educators Serve up Sweet Treats

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Students at Ben Franklin Elementary School were given a delicious homework assignment last Thursday: come by Seven Scoops custard shop after school and order sweet treats served up by their favorite teachers.

The back-to-school event put school teachers and administrators behind the counter as guest scoopers. Dozens of Ben Franklin families came out to the Shrub Oak ...

Yorktown Students Head Back to School

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Classes began last Tuesday at Lakeland and Yorktown schools, and we asked parents to send us first-day photos of their students.

Send additional captioned “first day of school” photos (name, grade and school) to for possible publication in an upcoming issue.

Lakeland School Board Elects New President, Vice President

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Trustees on the Lakeland Central School District Board of Education have elected Denise Kness president and Rachelle Nardelli vice president for the 2017-18 school year.

Kness, who previously served as vice president of the board, is a 20-year resident of Yorktown Heights. A school volunteer for the past 14 years, Kness was re-elected to her second three-year term on ...

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