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Solar Farm Proposed for Mohegan Lake

October 17, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The first “solar farm” in Westchester may soon be coming to Mohegan Lake.

Joseph Shanahan, director of real estate and permitting for the Clean Energy Collective, said his company is akin to a neighborhood co-op for vegetables.

“You get enough homeowners who want fresh vegetables, want them at a good price, but they don’t want to put a garden ...

Yorktown Hires New Building Inspector

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – John Landi has been hired to lead the Yorktown Building Department, the town announced earlier this month.

Landi, the town’s new building inspector, owned a construction company for 30 years before entering the public sector in 2010, when he was named building inspector for the town of Putnam Valley. In 2014, he was hired as building inspector for the town/village ...

Yorktown Saves Half-Million Dollars on New Garbage Contract

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown will have a new residential trash hauler starting in 2018.

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, the town board awarded what is essentially a five-year contract worth $2 million annually to AAA Carting and Rubbish Removal, a Buchanan-based trash removal company. The contract, which begins Jan. 1, 2018, is for two years initially, but the town can extend the contract on an annual ...

Yorktown Supervisor’s Publicly Funded Legal Defense Questioned

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A complaint has been made to the New York State Bar Association against Supervisor Michael Grace, and the town board’s decision to fund his legal defense is being scrutinized by those who believe his alleged misconduct occurred in his capacity as a private attorney, and not in his duties as town supervisor.

Earlier this year, Grace, who maintains a law practice across ...

Years Old Mechanical Issue Halts Fluoridation of Yorktown's Water

AMAWALK, N.Y. – A four-year-old mechanical issue has shut down Yorktown’s supply of fluoridated drinking water.

Equipment problems halted water fluoridation last week and were expected to keep the cavity-fighting chemical out of the water supply until early 2019, the Northern Westchester Joint Water Works said in a statement.

In the meantime, residents generally—and ...

Yorktown Town Hall Flagpole, War Monuments Removed

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Last week, the town of Yorktown held a flag lowering ceremony in front of town hall in preparation for the removal of the flagpole and war monuments, which will make way for four new handicapped parking spaces.

The flagpole and war monuments will be relocated into an armed services “ring of honor” in nearby Patriot Park. Supervisor Michael Grace said the ...

Lexington Avenue to Close Wednesday for Paving

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Lexington Avenue between Amazon Road and Route 202 will close from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday as the Yorktown High Department paves the road, said Highway Superintendent Dave Paganelli.

"Detours will be set up and only buses, local traffic, garbage and emergency vehicles will be allowed though," Paganelli said. "Please allow extra time for safe ...

Yorktown Halts ‘Intolerable’ Road Work

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Con Edison’s project to remove and replace its gas pipelines in Yorktown and other municipalities started last month on Gomer Street, and so far, Supervisor Michael Grace said, the construction has been “intolerable” to residents.

That has prompted the town to issue a stop-work order on all work except for the repairs Con Edison has yet to complete. The ...

Yorktown Town Board Immigration Resolution, Transparency Faulted

YORKTOWN, N.Y.--The national conversation surrounding immigration policy echoed in Yorktown Tuesday, Sept. 19, as residents weighed in on the Town Board’s Sept. 5 resolution supporting County Executive Rob Astorino’s decision to veto immigration legislation passed last month by the Westchester County Board of Legislators.

Residents packed town hall, waiting to speak during courtesy ...

Yorktown Town Board Supports Astorino's Veto of County Immigration Act

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – In an unlisted agenda item, the Yorktown Town Board on Sept. 5 approved a resolution supporting County Executive Rob Astorino’s decision to veto immigration legislation passed by the Westchester County Board of Legislators.

Yorktown’s resolution was approved shortly after 9:30 p.m. by a 4 to 1 vote, with all town board Republicans supporting it. Councilman ...

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