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Westchester County Increases Age to Buy Tobacco Products to 21

June 21, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Beginning Aug. 5, proprietors in Westchester County cannot sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. A bill raising the minimum age of purchase from 18 was approved by the Westchester County Board of Legislators on June 4 and signed into law two days later by County Executive George Latimer.

At the June 4 meeting, where the bill passed by a 16-1 vote, ...

Volunteers Begin Work on New Yorktown Trailway

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Construction is underway on a “missing link” which, when completed, will connect 22.9 miles of trails west of Baldwin Road with 28.2 miles east and south of the Yorktown Heights area.

The 0.4-mile trailway, being cleared on a town right-of-way in between Baldwin Road and Route 118, is considered the final piece of the puzzle for Yorktown’s extensive ...

Yorktown Ends Litigation with Sober Home

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Town Board last week unanimously approved a settlement with Release Recovery, ending litigation over its use of a house on Underhill Avenue as a sober home.

But not before hearing from a former town supervisor who urged the board to immediately address a shortcoming in the town code: its definition of “family.”

“The issue for Yorktown is whether a ...

Yorktown Joins County Consortium, May Revisit Affordable Housing Law

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – After residents raised questions about the significance of a resolution authorizing Supervisor Ilan Gilbert to sign an agreement with Westchester County “for the purpose of undertaking a Community Development Program,” it was pulled from the Town Board’s consent agenda for further discussion.

“Before voting on it, I think that you should explain ...

State Officials Lobby for School Resource Officer Funding in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Since the New York State Senate passed three companion bills in March that would provide state aid to school districts to hire school resource officers, 11 high school students have been killed by shooters in the United States.

Ten of those deaths happened at Santa Fe High School in Texas on May 18, when a 17-year-old boy armed with a shotgun and a revolver opened fire ...

Yorktown Backs Senate Bills After Another School Shooting

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Less than a week after a 17-year-old boy armed with a shotgun and a revolver opened fire at Santa Fe High School, killing 10 people in what Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called “one of the most heinous attacks that we’ve ever seen in the history of Texas schools,” the Town Board endorsed three Senate bills designed to bolster school security.

The board’s ...

Nor’easter Volunteers Recognized in Yorktown

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Into everyone’s life a little sun must shine. In Yorktown, on the coldest days of March, during a power outage of unparalleled duration, those rays piercing the frigid temperatures and darkness came in the form of volunteers, and town officials made sure last week to recognize some of them.

At the Town Board’s regular meeting on Tuesday, May 1, Councilman Tom ...

John C. Hart Library Seeks Trustee

The Board of Trustees of the John C. Hart Memorial Library is inviting applicants for a trustee’s position that will begin on Sept. 1. This is a volunteer position open to residents of the town of Yorktown. The term of office is for five years.

Library trustees are responsible for setting library policy and are entrusted with the responsibility of providing the best possible library ...

Bear Mountain Triangle in Yorktown Targeted for 240 Rental Units

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A 240-unit rental community has been proposed for a 23.61-acre piece of land called the Bear Mountain Triangle, two-and-a-half years after it was rezoned by the Town Board.

The land is located between Route 202 and the Bear Mountain Parkway Extension, just west of the Taconic State Parkway. It was rezoned in 2015 with a conceptual plan in mind: The Crompond Terraces ...

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