Fate of Yorktown Sober Home to be Decided at July 18 Public Hearing

June 21, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The town board has called for a public hearing to determine whether to revoke the special-use permit it awarded in March 2015 to allow for the operation of a sober living residence at 482 Underhill Ave.

The ownership of the property, previously zoned for single-family residential use, changed hands on Thursday, May 11, when Tom McCrossan and Mark McGoldrick sold it to ...

Redevelopment of Murphy's Property Includes Sidewalk Network

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Updated plans for the redevelopment of Murphy’s Restaurant include a network of sidewalks as well as the removal of a previously proposed bank.

At last week’s planning board meeting, project engineer Dan Ciarcia said the sidewalks would fulfill the planning department’s wish to make the Yorktown Heights business hamlet more ...

Yorktown Looks to Preserve Its Historical Legacy

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – To make out the faded engravings on old gravestones, experts will reflect sunlight onto the face of the stone with a mirror. Under new light, centuries-old inscriptions will be experienced once again.

As one of Westchester County’s oldest towns, some artifacts in Yorktown need more than a mirror. Luckily, the community has a number of residents who are passionate ...

New Trailway Plan in Yorktown Faces Setback After Neighbors Object

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Plans to build another hiking trail in Yorktown have been delayed after residents expressed concerns over the proximity of the trail to their homes and the unsavory element they say it could potentially attract.

Supervisor Michael Grace expressed surprise over the objections, saying the town was told the Yorktown Trail Town Committee had reached out to the neighbors ...

Yorktown Water Department Employees Honored for 30 Years

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Last month, the town board recognized Kenneth Rundle, water superintendent, and Joseph Lewis, assistant maintenance foreman, for 30 years of employment with the town.

Rundle started with the water department in 1987 as a laborer, and was promoted to lead the town of Yorktown’s water department on Sept. 6, 2016. Lewis began at the same time as Rundle and has worked ...

Town Lawsuit Prompts Cleanup of Eyesore Property in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A town-initiated lawsuit has prompted a cleanup of an abandoned home on Garden Lane, years after the home was set ablaze by the property owner’s son.

In November 2013, Curtis Delano Jr. set fire to the home while his mother was inside. The house was destroyed but Delano’s mother made it out safely. The man, then 54 years old, is believed to have then walked ...

Yorktown Looks to Reduce 37-Year Paving Cycle

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Some of Yorktown’s bumpy roads may be getting smoothed out sooner than planned.

A preliminary schedule of capital projects for 2017 and 2018 was drafted at the May 23 town board work session. Included was a plan to pave 20 miles of road this year as opposed to the average 5.5 miles that are paved annually.

In the past, residents have been vocal in expressing ...

Attorney for Shrub Oak School Questions Motives of Critical Residents

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A representative of Shrub Oak International School is pushing back against public criticism over the school’s proposed helistop, questioning the legitimacy of concerns brought forth by residents who don’t live near the Stoney Street property.

At the May 8 public hearing, about a half-dozen Yorktown residents questioned the necessity of the helistop, calling ...

Yorktown Seeks to Amend New Tree Law

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A proposed amendment to Yorktown’s recently enacted tree law will include town-owned land under the provisions of the law.

The town board enacted the new law last September after it voted to repeal the existing 2010 ordinance. The proposed law was met with resistance from many who spoke at the two-hour-long public hearing on the matter.

Among the criticism was ...

Agencies Rally to Help Longtime Yorktown Resident

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Town and state officials provided a quick turn of the tide to a longtime Yorktown resident earlier this month, after a clogged culvert drain caused his backyard to flood.

Frank Costa, a former IBM employee and WWII veteran, lives near the intersection of Strawberry Road and Route 6, where a stormwater ditch runs parallel to the state road. The stormwater is diverted ...

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