Yorktown Board OK's EMS Contract, Purchase of Police Vehicles

December 9, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Empress EMS will continue to provide advanced life support (ALS) services in Yorktown for the next two years.

The company has been Yorktown’s ALS service provider for 25 years, said Supervisor Michael Grace. The new contract, awarded at the Nov. 21 meeting, is for $598,950 in 2018 and $616,900 in 2019.

There were two bids for the ALS contract, Grace said. Though the ...

Commercial Buildings Proposed for Route 6 in Mohegan Lake

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Two new buildings are being proposed for an existing commercial center on Route 6.

The structures—10,000 square feet and 6,000 square feet—would be built on four Mohegan Lake properties where two buildings already exist. A commercial building home to Dunkin’ Donuts and a pizza place would remain, while a smaller, residential-looking building used for ...

Yorktown, Con Ed at Impasse Over Construction Fees

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Despite a threat of litigation, the Town Board is digging its heels in against Con Edison over legislation that would charge the energy company a percentage of its future construction costs.

The dispute started months ago when Con Edison, in replacing its underground gas pipelines, turned Gomer Street into what Councilman Gregory Bernard called a “war ...

Yorktown to Fine Violators of Purple Heart-Only Parking Regulation

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Reserving parking spaces for wounded veterans is no longer a courtesy in Yorktown—it’s the law.

The Town Board has voted to formally designate six parking spaces throughout town for Purple Heart recipients: at Yorktown Town Hall, the Yorktown Community and Cultural Center, the John C. Hart Memorial Library, Shrub Oak Memorial Pavilion, Woodlands Legacy Fields and ...

Yorktown Looks to Resurrect Historic Burial Ground

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-The Town Board is attempting to restore a historically significant cemetery on Old Yorktown Road that has been abandoned for more than a century.

Dr. Edwin Pell of the Yorktown Historical Society said the cemetery is the resting place of Col. John Hyatt III, a revolutionary soldier whose grandfather was the first settler of the town of Yorktown.

The cemetery is also the ...

Yorktown Settles Garbage Contract for $250K

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-The Town Board has reached a quarter-million-dollar settlement with Competition Carting for additional services performed during its five-year contract as the town’s residential trash hauler.

According to the agreement, $150,000 will be paid in 2017 and $100,000 will paid in 2018.

Supervisor Michael Grace said a claim for unpaid services is not unusual when a town ...

Yorktown Names Poet Laureate

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -John F. McMullen has been named poet laureate of the town of Yorktown.

A Yorktown resident for nearly four decades, McMullen has published five poetry books, two other books, and has written more than 2,000 columns and articles for magazines and newspapers.

The Town Board unanimously appointed McMullen to the unpaid position at a work session last week.

McMullen said he ...

Second Solar Farm Proposed in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y.—A second solar farm has been proposed for Yorktown, this time for vacant land on Darby Street.

Supervisor Michael Grace said the privately owned land is otherwise undevelopable.

This is the second such proposal in as many months. In early October, a company proposed developing a solar farm on Foothill Road.

Grace said solar farms appear to be the “development ...

Yorktown Board Alters Salaries, Cuts Position

YORKTOWN, N.Y.—In a 4-1 vote last week, the town board adopted a preliminary budget for 2018 with altered salaries, a slashed position and increased expenditures.

Supervisor Michael Grace proposed changes to two positions in his office, which he will hand over to Ilan Gilbert on Jan. 1. The board agreed to reduce the salary of the supervisor’s confidential secretary by ...

Republican Testa Bucks Trend in Westchester County Races

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Democrats in county races performed well last night.

Incumbent Republican County Legislator Francis Corcoran in the District 2 race (which covers North Salem and a small portion of Somers) was defeated by Democrat Kitley Covill, 8,212-6,614. 

Democrat incumbent Michael Kaplowitz (District 4), which represents parts of Yorktown and Somers, was uncontested, and ...

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