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Spending up $1.2 Million in Yorktown's 2019 Budget

December 14, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Town Board was expected to adopt a total preliminary budget of $58.6 million at its work session Tuesday that includes a spending increase of $1.2 million over 2018.

The bill for the “typical Yorktown homeowner,” which means an assessed valuation of $10,000, would increase 2.57 percent for residents with utilities ($56); and increase 2.58 percent for ...

Traffic Concerns Mount in Yorktown as Lowe’s Opening Delayed

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A home improvement retailer that was expected to deliver the goods in time for Christmas will be a no-show—at least until March 1.

But that most recent prediction of when Lowe’s will open its second facility in Westchester County took a back seat at the Town Board’s work session on Tuesday, Nov. 27, to more pressing concerns: specifically, the condition ...

Impending Regulations Lead to Closure of Yorktown Vape Shop

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The writing is on the wall for vape shops across New York State, leaving one in Yorktown to try to unload its products while it still can.

Near the end of the 2018 legislative session, a bill was introduced in New York State that would ban all flavored vaping or e-cigarette products, except for tobacco and menthol, effectively striking a death blow to the vaping ...

CVS Proposed Again in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Flooding concerns washed away plans in 2014 to build a CVS at the corner of Crompond Road and Stoney Street. But a new developer thinks that problem can be solved.

Representatives of Cuddy and Feder returned to the Yorktown Planning Board at its Nov. 5 meeting with a revised conceptual plan. Similar to one proposed four years ago, it differs in two major ways: the plan ...

Yorktown Gets $1 Million from Pipeline Delays

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Delayed construction on a gas-pipeline replacement project will net the town of Yorktown at least $1 million.

Enbridge Inc. is carrying out its federally approved Atlantic Bridge Project, which calls for expanding the existing pipe from 26 to 42 inches. The pipeline carries natural gas from New Jersey to Maine.

In 2017, the Town Board negotiated an agreement with the ...

Pines Bridge Monument Unveiled in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A Revolutionary War monument 10 years in the making was unveiled Saturday in Yorktown’s Railroad Park.

The monument pays tribute to the Battle of Pines Bridge, especially the diverse 1st Rhode Island Regiment under Col. Christopher Greene, who died defending the Croton River crossing from British loyalists on May 14, 1781. The 8-foot-tall bronze monument depicts ...

Video: Pines Bridge Monument Unveiled in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A Revolutionary War monument 10 years in the making was unveiled Saturday in Yorktown's Railroad Park.

Rental Units Envisioned for the Roma Building

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – In stark contrast to its reception of an application to rezone 2.67 acres at Crompond Road and Hamblyn Street for transitional use, which it vetted for the better part of this year, the Town Board two weeks ago gave an initial nod right out of the gate to a similar application submitted for the redevelopment of 1.34 acres immediately to its south.

Attorney David Cooper, ...

Pines Bridge Monument Unveiling This Saturday

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Almost a decade after it was first proposed, the Pines Bridge Monument will be unveiled Saturday (Nov. 17) in Railroad Park at 2 p.m.

The town, in separate resolutions in 2016 and 2017, contributed $167,500 toward the monument’s completion. Another $50,000 came from a State Senate grant in 2012, bringing total governmental contributions to $217,500. Private ...

Committee Formed to ‘Flush’ Out Yorktown Tree Law

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A week after the Town Board received yet additional input from members of the community—volunteers representing the Planning Board, Conservation Board and Tree Conservation Advisory Commission—on drafts of two laws aimed at regulating the removal of trees, it acted on their suggestion to form a special committee to, as Supervisor Ilan Gilbert said, ...

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