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Yorktown to Rehab Tennis Courts

October 15, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Town Board last week took the first step toward ridding the community of what former Supervisor Michael Grace had once called an “embarrassment”—the condition of the public tennis courts, some of which have been unplayable and used for storage of town equipment and vehicles.

Nearly a year after a group of residents appealed to the board to ...

Potential Closure of Peekskill TV Studio Threatens Local Programming

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – The potential closure of a cable access studio in Peekskill has hosts of local shows reeling and worrying about the future of community-generated television.

The studio, located on Park Street in the city’s bustling downtown, has been around for decades and is the only one left in the area.

The studio had been owned by Cablevision Systems Corp., but became ...

Yorktown Council Clashes over Counsel

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A storm was brewing inside and outside town hall last week.

As high winds and strong rains were downing trees and knocking out power to hundreds in town, temper got the best of two elected officials who got physical during a disagreement over the hiring process of the town’s new counsel.

The spat started after the Democratic majority on the Town Board denied ...

Neighborhood Watch: Yorktown Police Organize Community Camera Program

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Try as they might, the Yorktown Police Department doesn’t always catch the bad guy.

A month ago, for example, the pool area at Shrub Oak Park on Sunnyside Street was vandalized and the people who caused that damage are still on the loose.

Under the police department’s new initiative, introduced at last week’s Town Board meeting, investigators would ...

Popeyes Public Hearing Closes in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The public hearing on a proposed Popeyes restaurant opened and closed on Sept. 13, with just two residents speaking at the Planning Board meeting.

Umberto Baldinucci, a design manager with John Meyer Consulting, explained the proposal, saying the Planning Board, in approving the gas station at BJ’s Wholesale Club, also already approved the construction of a ...

All Yorktown Town Board Meetings, Work Sessions Will be Televised

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Town Board last month voted along party lines, 3-2, to begin televising all of its meetings.

Until Tuesday, Sept. 25, only regular meetings of the board had been televised while work sessions were voice recorded.

Councilmen Ed Lachterman and Tom Diana opposed the resolution permitting the televising of board work sessions, seeing it as a possible invitation to ...

Developer Moves Forward with Townhouse Plan in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – After briefly clashing over a meeting with residents who would be directly affected by a multifamily housing development at Crompond Road and Hamblyn Street, the Town Board gave it a long-awaited thumbs up.

The board last week finally answered two questions developer John DeVito has repeatedly asked—one as far back as April 2017: Would it designate the 2.6-acre ...

Kosovo Ambassador Comes to Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Ambassador Teuta Sahatqija and Albana Bylykbashi, second secretary, of the Consulate General of the Republic of Kosovo in New York, appeared in Yorktown on Wednesday, Aug. 22, as guest presenters of the Rotary Club of Yorktown. The club meets at Yorktown Pizza and Pasta. Community members are always welcome to join. Lunch is $20. For more information, email ...

Yorktown Sports Complex Expected to Open Mid-October

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Residents, adjust your calendars. The opening date for the Granite Knolls Sports and Recreation Complex on Stoney Street is now expected to be in mid-October. And although that may still be a moving target, one of those overseeing its development since its ground-breaking ceremony in mid-December said last week that he was “confident” it’s going to open at ...

Former Yorktown Supervisor Asks New Admin to Reconsider Depot Square

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Former Town Supervisor Michael Grace returned to the Town Board council chambers last week in another bid to resuscitate his five-year dream known as Depot Square.

Although no formal statement has been issued about his proposal to build new highway and parks facilities on Greenwood Street and sell town land accommodating a garage at Front Street and Underhill Avenue for ...

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Obtain a Personal Identification Card from the Westchester County Clerk

October 4, 2018

If you are a Westchester County resident and are in need of a personal identification card, you may apply in person at the Westchester County Clerk’s Licensing Office, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Room 340 in White Plains. The office is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Fridays, excluding holidays.

There are requirements that must be met in order to apply ...