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Meet the Lakeland Board of Education Candidates

May 15, 2022

Twelve candidates are running for four seats on the Lakeland Central School District Board of Education. The election will be held 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 17 at Van Cortlandtville Elementary School. Voters will also be deciding a $175.7 million budget, which would result in a 2% tax increase for property owners.

In addition to providing biographical information, we asked all school board ...

Lakeland BOE Race: Controversy Arises over Cousin’s Candidacy

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – If elected to Lakeland’s school board later this month, candidate Michael Marchese would share more than a title with incumbent Trustee Anna Massaro.

Marchese and Massaro are also first cousins, the candidate confirmed to Yorktown News last week.

This news is not a revelation to plugged-in residents of the Lakeland Central School District, who began debating ...

School Board Elections in Lakeland, Yorktown Draw Crowded Fields

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Twelve candidates are vying for four seats on the Lakeland Central School District Board of Education.

The nine-member board usually has three seats up for grabs every year. However, the resignation of trustee Angela Conti created an even-more-crowded field. Her seat, which has since been filled by board-appointee Marianne DiSalvo Kolesar, expires at the end of the ...

Carmel’s Kathy Valletta Runs for Assembly

CARMEL, N.Y. – Kathleen M. Valletta, a Carmel resident and a long-time Putnam County attorney, will appear on the ballot this November as a Democratic candidate for the 94th District State Assembly Seat. The seat will be vacated by Assemblyman Kevin Byrne, who is running for Putnam County executive.

In the general election this November, Valletta will face Yorktown Supervisor Matt ...

Former Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace Runs for Lieutenant Governor

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Michael Grace, a former Yorktown town supervisor, is running for lieutenant governor, the State Board of Elections confirmed last week.

The 65-year-old Republican served as town supervisor from 2012 to 2017. He is a senior partner at the law offices of Grace & Grace. He graduated from Fordham University with a law degree in 1984.

Grace submitted his petition ...

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Obituaries

Marcy Yvonne Grabrovac, born in 1930, in New York, New York, passed away after living contentedly ...
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Audrey S. Longo of Poughquag and formerly of Ossining passed away peacefully on Feb. 16 after a ...
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MaryJane Pristash, born in Yonkers in 1933, passed away peacefully on Feb. 18. She married the love ...
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Let's Stop Hiding from the Lakeland BOE Drama

May 6, 2022

Let’s be honest, folks, those who have participated in Board of Education comings and goings have their mind set on who to vote for in the upcoming election. They most likely know if they are going to vote “yes” or “no” for the 2022-23 school budget. Perhaps, some may be open to listening to opposing candidates. But let’s be real – nothing is going to ...

Critics Stand in the Way of Progress

May 8, 2022

It’s always easy to find people opposed to change. They’ll throw everything at the wall and see what sticks. This irresponsible behavior is without regard for people that have built solid reputations and track records.

In the case of Unicorn Contracting Corp., and their plans for Underhill Farm in Yorktown, a few outspoken residents, opposed to any change, have made false and ...

Your Own Litmus Test

In the spring of 1974, the then United States President Richard Nixon was feeling the heat brought to bear by the Senate Watergate Committee. As the walls seemed to be closing in, it is reported that he had a meeting with good friend and super political promoter, Roger Ailes. Nixon was frantic because the Senate Committee had presented on national television both his incriminating taped ...

On Stage: Let’s Do the Twist

Aspiring playwrights are taught the use of reversal. Something unexpected happens that catches both the protagonist and the audience off guard and can lead to upending our expectations and the character’s subsequent actions. It’s also known as the “third act twist.”

Writer Lauren Gunderson has learned that lesson especially – and effectively – well. There is ...

Northwell Health Walk Returns to Westchester  

May 4, 2022

The event will benefit both Northern Westchester Hospital and Phelps Hospital

MOUNT KISCO, NY – The Northwell Health Walk will be on Sunday, May 22, at 10 a.m. at the Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park in Yorktown Heights and will unite thousands of people across five different New York locations who believe in supporting quality health care that’s close to home. And ...