Yorktown Town Board Revisits Affordable Housing Law

April 20, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – At the behest of members of the Community Housing Board, the Town Board on Tuesday, March 10, asked Town Attorney Richard Abbate to research the legality of requiring developments of 10 units or more to include a 10 percent set-side for affordable housing.

The set-aside is less than that imposed under a previous affordable housing law which in 2016 was wiped off the ...

New Bank May Occupy Former Chase Building in Yorktown Heights

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – PCSB Bank is looking to fill the former Chase Bank building at 1990 Commerce St.

Bank representatives met with the Planning Board on Monday, March 26, to discuss the application. PCSB is proposing to eliminate the parallel parking spaces next to the bank to make way for a canopy and additional drive-thru and bypass lanes.

“That’s really the biggest ...

Officials to Con Ed, NYSEG: Upgrade Infrastructure

ALBANY, N.Y. – In a hearing held earlier this month in Albany, elected officials demanded that Con Edison and NYSEG upgrade their aging infrastructures in the wake of last month’s snowstorms that caused regionwide blackouts, leaving some residents without power for nearly a week.

Sen. Terrence Murphy, chairman of the State Senate Committee on Investigations and Government ...

Rental Community with 150 Units Proposed for Jefferson Valley

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A 150-unit rental community is being proposed for a 19-acre site situated between Hill Boulevard, Lee Road and Route 6 in Jefferson Valley.

The site has been in development limbo since 1987, when Ted Hill, a former Yorktown supervisor who lived on the property, died. Since then, a few people have lived in the farm house on the property. Hill’s granddaughter, ...

Five Cell Towers Proposed for Yorktown

Editor's Note: In the print version of this article (Page 4, April 5), we incorrectly said that Manny Vicente was a former executive at Verizon. He was actually a former executive at Nextel. We regret the error.

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Looking to bolster infrastructure and reduce dead spots, Homeland Towers is proposing to build five new cell towers in Yorktown, four of which ...

Yorktown Parks Department Honored for Trails Assistance

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-The Major William A. Welch Trail Partner Award was presented to the Yorktown Parks and Recreation Department on March 15 at an awards brunch held at Muscoot Farm in Somers. The award was presented by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. It recognizes the Yorktown Parks and Recreation Department and its involvement and significant assistance in the local trails ...

Yorktown Resident Honored for Lifetime of Public Service

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-When the postman came knocking at retired letter carrier Sal Muscente’s door at Jefferson Village in Yorktown Heights recently, he brought a box far bigger than needed for the usual bills or Pennysavers.

“I thought my daughter had sent me a sweater or something,” he said. “And why would she do that?”

Instead, Muscente found an enormous plaque, ...

Neighbors of Landscaping Company Complain of Loud Noise

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-On Tuesday, March 20, the Somers Zoning Board of Appeals will continue a hearing on a years-long fight between Whispering Pine Landscape Supply Co. and residents in Somers, Mahopac and Yorktown who say the loud, intrusive activities at the business are ruining their lives and neighborhoods.

Whispering Pine Landscape, at 1 Windsor Road, Yorktown Heights, sits at the intersection ...

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