Legislators, Sober Home Owners Call for Regulation

February 20, 2018

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – In Yorktown exists a home where adults recovering from drug and alcohol addictions live together with a common goal of maintaining sobriety before returning to their normal lives, ideally better equipped to navigate the many pitfalls that exist outside the walls of rehab centers.

Because this home is being privately run without town oversight, little is known of its ...

Yorktown Drivers Honored for Life-Saving Actions

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Four town employees credited with going above and beyond their job descriptions were honored last week for quick-thinking actions that likely saved the lives of several Yorktown seniors.

Noreen O’Driscoll, director of nutrition at the Yorktown Community and Cultural Center, said the town drivers, who also deliver meals to homebound seniors, have disregarded protocol by ...

Murphy's Turkey Trot Raises Nearly $3,000 for Mohegan Lake Food Pantry

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-State Sen. Terrence Murphy’s Turkey Trot 5K, held Thanksgiving in Yorktown Heights, made a near-$6,000 donation to local food pantries, the senator revealed last month. The money was raised through T-shirt purchases and race registration fees.

On Wednesday, Jan. 24, St. Mary’s Food Pantry in Mohegan Lake and St. John’s food pantry each received a check for ...

Residential Crompond Road Development Concepts Multiply in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A proposal to demolish the Roma Building and replace it with an even larger structure has complicated matters for the Town Board, which was already reviewing a sizable residential development several hundred feet up the road.

At the Jan. 23 meeting, owners of the Roma Building, at Crompond Road (Route 202) and Saw Mill River Road (Route 35), presented  plans for a ...

New Democratic Majority in Yorktown Makes Personnel Changes

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Tempers flared last week as Democrats on the Town Board made two personnel changes that were unpopular with their Republican colleagues.

Moments after accepting the resignation of Town Attorney Michael J. McDermott, who was brought on two years ago by a Republican-controlled board, Supervisor Ilan Gilbert asked the board to award a contract to the Marc Oxman Law Group to provide ...

Exclusive: Sources Say Yorktown Sober Living Home Still Operating

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Two health care professionals have confirmed to Yorktown News that a sober living operation is still in business at 482 Underhill Ave., months after the Town Board revoked the facility’s special-use permit.

A health care professional told Yorktown News that they have done business with Release Recovery, which is owned by Zachary Clark and Justin Gurland, and their company ...

Town: Complaints Pile up Against Yorktown's New Garbage Contractor

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-It’s been tough sledding for the town’s new residential trash hauler, AAA Carting, which has been affected by snowstorms, road closures and altered holiday schedules during its first two weeks on the job.

Although Kim Gage, the town’s recycling and refuse coordinator, has said AAA performed admirably under these adverse conditions, Supervisor Ilan Gilbert said ...

Yorktown Spends $350K to Replenish Road Salt Supply

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-The Town Board, by a unanimous vote, has authorized a $350,000 budget transfer to replenish the Highway Department’s salt supply.

Highway Superintendent Dave Paganelli said much of the department’s supply of salt was depleted because of the Jan. 4 snowstorm.

“This last event, which occurred Thursday into Friday, we chased it all weekend,” Paganelli ...

Yorktown Repairs Historic Number of Water Main Breaks

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-The first week of the new year brought with it blistering winds and frigid temperatures, which have placed Yorktown’s water mains and water meters under heavy assault.

“It’s nonstop here,” said Water Superintendent Ken Rundle. “It’s just crazy.”

Over a two-day period last week, the Water Department responded to nearly a dozen water ...

Yorktown Town Attorney Resigns

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The resignation of Town Attorney Michael J. McDermott was accepted by the Town Board at Tuesday night's meeting.

McDermott, also a town justice in Somers, was appointed to the position on Jan. 12, 2016. McDermott, who has three children in college, said he is resigning for financial reasons and that he will return to private practice.

“I wish ...

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