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Global Supply-Chain Disruptions Felt by Local Governments

May 12, 2022

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – There may be no end in sight to the supply-chain issues affecting local communities, as wait times lengthen and rising prices strain municipal budgets.

“There’s procurement issues all the way down the line,” said Dave Paganelli, Yorktown’s superintendent of highways.

Paganelli listed multiple items that are either delayed or whose prices have ...

Vacant Yorktown Pool Could Become Dive Team Training Facility

YORKTOWN, N.Y – The Yorktown Heights Fire District has put forth a proposal to convert a neighborhood pool into a training facility.

The deserted pool, located on Van Cortlandt Circle, has been an ongoing issue for over a decade, according to members of the Town Board, who discussed the issue at their meeting last week. The fire district wants to turn the Sultana Ridge Pool into a ...

Yorktown Seeks Public Input on Stimulus Spending

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The town of Yorktown is asking the public how it should spend its $3.7 million federal windfall.

Residents can log onto the town’s website, take a survey, and list their top three spending priorities. The categories include community programs, economic development, and public safety, among others. The survey — which runs through May 31 — also allows the ...

Yorktown Police Department Hires Two Officers

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Police Department has sworn in two new officers, both of whom come from the New York Police Department.

Yorktown Police Chief Robert Noble introduced the new officers, Domenico DiNotte and Carl Nuccilli, at last week’s Town Board meeting. 

DiNotte grew up in Yorktown and attended Yorktown High School, where he played on the varsity football ...

EV Charging Stations Approved for Retail Centers in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Technology is evolving quickly, and Yorktown is trying to keep up.

Last week, the Town Board voted to allow ad-supported electric vehicle charging stations at retail centers.

The meeting was the third in which Volta Charging, a company based in San Francisco, came before the board to propose the installation of charging stations in two of Yorktown’s retail ...

Mohegan Lake Solar Project Poised for Approval

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A solar project that would result in more than 1,600 trees being removed is expected to win approval at an upcoming Planning Board meeting.

Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses is proposing to build the 15.9-acre solar farm on Foothill Street in Mohegan Lake.

John Shanahan, project developer for Con Edison, said he first proposed the solar project two town ...

Yorktown Closes Pothole-Laden Private Road

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The town is shutting down a private road that is causing serious damage to vehicles.

The pothole-laden road, which connects New Road to East Main Street, belongs to the owners of the Shrub Oak Shopping Center. The situation has worsened in recent months, with some potholes that are at least 6 feet wide and 6 inches deep.

Highway Superintendent Dave Paganelli said the ...

Proposed Yorktown Hotel Needs Code Amendment

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A proposal to bring a three-story hotel to the corner of Veterans Road and Commerce Street cannot move forward unless the town amends its code.

Approved by the Town Board in December 2021, the Yorktown Heights Overlay District provides zoning flexibility for developers. The Gardena Hotel is looking to take advantage of the new zoning standards; however, members of the ...

Debate over Prejudice Allegations Erupts at Yorktown Town Board Meeting

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – The meaning of the word “prejudice” and how it was used by a councilman became a subject of debate at the April 5 Yorktown Town Board meeting, which was held at the John C. Hart Memorial Library.

In recent months, as the board discussed changes to its solar law, including mitigation requirements for developers who cut down trees, some residents have ...

Yorktown Police Department Creates Mental Health Registry

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Police Department implemented its First Responders Resident Alert Registry on Wednesday, April 6. The intent of the registry is to minimize potential anxiety, trauma, and triggers when first responders are called to help those with special needs.

If a police officer has contact with a person listed on a First Responders Alert Registry, Yorktown Police ...

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the 2022-23 NYS Budget

May 18, 2022

After another marathon budget week in Albany, the Assembly, Senate, and Gov. Hochul finally came to an agreement and finished the state’s 2022-23 budget. Due at midnight on April 1, the complete budget was not passed until approximately 9:30 a.m. on April 9. Any private-sector job or business loses when it fails to meet basic deadlines, but not for the leaders of our state.

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Critics Stand in the Way of Progress

May 8, 2022

It’s always easy to find people opposed to change. They’ll throw everything at the wall and see what sticks. This irresponsible behavior is without regard for people that have built solid reputations and track records.

In the case of Unicorn Contracting Corp., and their plans for Underhill Farm in Yorktown, a few outspoken residents, opposed to any change, have made false and ...

Your Own Litmus Test

In the spring of 1974, the then United States President Richard Nixon was feeling the heat brought to bear by the Senate Watergate Committee. As the walls seemed to be closing in, it is reported that he had a meeting with good friend and super political promoter, Roger Ailes. Nixon was frantic because the Senate Committee had presented on national television both his incriminating taped ...

Tales of Ties and Tails

That headline-grabbing, delinquent supply chain has now wormed its wayward way into graduation ceremonies, of all things. In some cases, cases of caps and gowns and hoods (those sash-ish affairs that denote academic degree) are backlogged in production or in transit, leaving schools to scramble to ensure their alumni-in-waiting are decorously adorned, as tradition dictates.

Shortages of sashes ...

Northwell Health Walk Returns to Westchester  

May 4, 2022

The event will benefit both Northern Westchester Hospital and Phelps Hospital

MOUNT KISCO, NY – The Northwell Health Walk will be on Sunday, May 22, at 10 a.m. at the Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park in Yorktown Heights and will unite thousands of people across five different New York locations who believe in supporting quality health care that’s close to home. And ...