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Tempers Flare as Yorktown Sports Complex Falls Behind Schedule

August 20, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – If all is going according to plan, the turf for the prepared fields at a park that supporters have promised will be something beyond compare was delivered Wednesday, Aug. 8, and its installation on the baseball section, at least, had begun.

This week, prefabricated concrete buildings that will serve as a concession stand and restrooms were being delivered, while curbing ...

Popeyes Proposed for Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A Popeyes restaurant is being proposed for the Staples Plaza Shopping Center on Route 202.

The fast-food chain, which specializes in fried chicken, would occupy a newly constructed 2,350-square-foot building with a drive-thru. It would be located in the parking area opposite the existing Dunkin Donuts/New York Pizza Company building.

Previously, the Planning Board, ...

Yorktown Heights Mini-Master Plan Nearly Complete

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Town Board late last month learned that a mini-master plan it had asked its planners and development project managers to design in response to two proposals that would alter the landscape at a busy intersection on Crompond Road is just weeks away from being finalized.

“We’re pretty far along in a very short period of time here,” Director of Planning ...

Search for New Yorktown Town Attorney Nearly Over

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A handful of firms that responded to the Town Board’s request for proposals, or RFPs, to serve as municipal counsel may learn their fate as soon as the board’s regular meeting next week.

The board has been weighing its options since it held interviews in closed session on Tuesday, May 8, with representatives of five firms interested in the permanent position.

Neighbors: Yorktown Lowe’s Developer Promised Sewer Connections

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Neighbors of the new Lowe’s on Crompond Road say the developer that is building it is going back on a promise to build and pay for sewer connections to their homes.

Numerous documents, dating back to 2011, indicate that Breslin Realty, a Garden City-based developer, had intended to connect 12 properties to the new sewer line it was building. At the time, Costco was ...

Yorktown Moves Forward with Sewer Plan

Also read: The Multi-Million Dollar Question: Yorktown Sewer Plans Hinge on Costs

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A month after it held an informational meeting on the prospect of extending sewers in the Hallocks Mill Sewer District to properties that continue to rely on septic systems, the Town Board last week took its first step toward that goal by declaring its intent to act as the lead agency ...

Former Yorktown Supervisors Clash in Ethics Dispute over Lowe's

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Former supervisor Susan Siegel (2010-11) has filed an ethics complaint against fellow former supervisor Michael Grace (2012-17).

The complaint, dated July 18, alleges that Grace, less than a year removed from office, represented Breslin Realty before the Planning Board two days earlier. According to Siegel, this is a violation of the “revolving door” section ...

Traffic Light Installed at 118/129 Intersection in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A traffic light has been installed at the intersection of routes 118 and 129 in Yorktown, replacing the flashing yellow light that has been there since 2012.

State Sen. Terrence Murphy lobbied for the change last year and the New York State Department of Transportation, after performing a traffic study, obliged. A Yorktown resident, Murphy said several of his ...

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne Looks Back on 2018 Legislative Session

There’s an old saying, “Our liberty is never safe when the New York State Legislature is in session.” There’s definitely some truth to that. This past legislative session I successfully fought back against several initiatives that would have added to our state’s crushing tax burden, added excessive regulations on businesses that hurt job creation and chipped away at ...

Yorktown Pre-School Scales Down Expansion Project

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – After taking time to “lick its wounds,” Pied Piper pre-school returned to the Planning Board last month with a scaled down version of its expansion project.

The decades-old pre-school last appeared before the Planning Board in June 2017. Despite lobbying from parents on behalf of the school, which is located on Route 202, board members remained concerned ...

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