New Retail, Restaurant Building Proposed for Parking Lot of JV Mall

August 12, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The town board has set two public hearings for the continued redevelopment of Jefferson Valley Mall, which includes the construction of a new 8,000 -square-foot building.

On Sept. 5, the town board will review a request by Washington Prime Group, the mall’s owner, to reduce the minimum parking requirements by 0.25 spaces per 1,000 square-feet, paving the way for ...

Cost of Granite Knolls Recreation Complex Debated

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – About 40 minutes of last Tuesday’s town board meeting were spent debating the cost of a project that ultimately was approved by a unanimous vote.

The lone councilmember critical of the Granite Knolls recreation complex, which will contain two multi-purpose fields, a 90-foot baseball diamond, and various other recreational amenities, was Councilman Vishnu Patel. The ...

Yorktown Library Unveils New Garden

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Last week, the John C. Hart Memorial Library unveiled its new front garden, replacing the overgrown junipers that were in front of the porch.

The project began last November, when an employee from the town water department removed the junipers with a backhoe. Library staff then shared ideas for creating an attractive, low-maintenance garden. Library caretaker, Thomas ...

First Permit Issued Under Yorktown's 2014 Chicken Law

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Three years after the town board legalized the raising of fowl on residential properties, the first permit has finally been issued.

To obtain a permit, homeowners must comply with several conditions, including:

Keeping all feed in rodent-proof containers;
Creating a waste management plan;
Screening the coop and attached run from neighbors;
Having a lot size ...

A Lesson in Highway Science: Paganelli Details Road Paving Decisions

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the amount of miles of road the highway department maintains. We regret the error.

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Class was in session at Town Hall last week, as Professor Dave Paganelli led a lecture in highway science.

The highway superintendent detailed the factors he and the town consider before deciding which roads in ...

Printing and Laminating Business Looks to Open on Kitchawan Road

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A printing and laminating company is looking to repurpose the former Brooklyn Botanical Gardens property on Kitchawan Road into an office building. Neighbors of the property, however, have their concerns.

Steven Spiro, CEO of Tracer, said his company has outgrown its current office building in North White Plains. The Kitchawan Road office would primarily be a place for ...

Sober Home Owners File Lawsuit Against Yorktown Town Board

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Following a 4-0 vote last week, in which the town board revoked the special-use permit that allowed for the operation of a sober living residence at 482 Underhill Ave., the owners of the home filed a federal lawsuit against the members of the board (embedded below).

At dispute on Tuesday, July 18, had been whether the special-use permit for a convalescent home ...

Yorktown Celebrates Country Children's Center

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – As women entered the workforce in the 1960s, and childcare became scarce, the Country Children’s Center in Katonah opened, and provided an option to working families in Northern Westchester. 

In the 50 years since its inception, the nonprofit organization has gone from offering care to pre-school-aged children in clusters at a few local churches, to working ...

Court Clears Yorktown of Wrongdoing Over Tree Law

Editor's Note: This article has been updated from its print version to more accurately reflect the judge's decision.

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The town board did not violate any laws regarding the creation and approval of a new tree law, a State Supreme Court justice has determined.

Resident Susan Siegel, a former town supervisor and councilwoman, had alleged the board erred by ...

Yorktown Settles Pipeline Lawsuit; Gets $4.6 Million to Build New Sports Complex

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown’s “Field of Dreams” moved closer to becoming a reality Tuesday night, as the town board authorized Supervisor Michael Grace to sign three agreements with Enbridge, a Canada-based pipeline company, totaling $4.6 million. Money from the agreements, one of which settled an eminent domain lawsuit filed last week against the town, is expected to be ...

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