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June 29, 2022

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – A hateful graffiti incident has snowballed into a proposed chain of unifying murals throughout the hamlets of Yorktown. Bruce Apar, co-chair of the Yorktown Arts and Culture Committee, presented potential ideas for the project at the Town Board’s June 14 work ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – A public informational hearing at the June 13 Planning Board meeting had the Town Hall Board Room packed with residents concerned about the Underhill Farm project. Attendees of the meeting filled the seats, lined the walls, and dozens signed their names on a list to be ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Who needs the Patriot Skate Park when the halls of the Capellini Center have become a bicycle speedway for local kids? Discussion of the need for upgrading the security systems at the Capellini Center came up at the Town Board’s June 14 work session. Phil Marino, director of ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y – It all started with an email. Several years ago, Lisa Canniff, a Yorktown mother whose son, Lucas, is paralyzed from the waist down, reached out to Town Clerk Diana Quest, then chair of the Yorktown Parks and Recreation Commission, about developing a playground for ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Impromptu games of one-on-one and knockout broke out last week at the newly rehabbed town basketball court in Railroad Park, where dozens of residents had gathered to celebrate its reopening. Children and adults alike, including several town officials, put up some shots on the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – It’s almost time to party at the Par 3. The long-awaited golf course, in development since 2014, could be open by Independence Day, elected officials said last week. The nine-hole course and clubhouse are located on 13.9 acres of town-owned property on Route 6 near the Taconic ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. — A Letter to the Editor accusing Yorktown’s Planning Board of favoritism was not libelous, an appellate court ruled last month. In February 2019, Elliot Krowe, then co-chair of the Yorktown Democratic Committee, wrote that the Planning Board had “rammed through [a developer’s ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. — Hate has no home in Yorktown, but a new mural uniting the community does. On May 21, hateful graffiti and writing were discovered under a Taconic State Parkway overpass by the Croton Reservoir. The Yorktown Police Department is investigating the graffiti and the ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – Extreme Makeover: Burger King Edition. The fast-food restaurant on Downing Drive is proposing an external facelift and a complete interior renovation, a second drive-through lane, and updated parking. The changes were presented to the town’s Planning Board on May 23.

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – Rob’s Poultry Supply Store and its baby chicks are moving from Cortlandt to Yorktown Heights.  June 4 will be the grand opening of the new location at 2013 Crompond Road. The shopping center is also home to Yorktown Pizza & Pasta and G&G Euro Market & ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. - The Yorktown Feast of San Gennaro faced an uncertain future when its organizer was caught on tape uttering an ethnic slur on Election Night 2021. The Town Board acted swiftly, severing ties with Tom Pomposello’s organization, CCM of Westchester, also citing concerns about ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – In with the active senior development, out with the youth soccer practice field. Toll Brothers, a Fortune 500 company that has agreed to purchase a portion of the Field Home property on Catherine Street, is proposing to build a 118-unit age-restricted development that would lead ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – If hosting a special event at a Yorktown farm is a dream of yours, it might soon come true. At the May 3 Town Board meeting, elected officials convened a public hearing to open a discussion about a proposed local law to add a new “Farmland Special Events” section to the ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – Stop signs are being added to several intersections in Yorktown. The changes were presented at last week’s Town Board meeting by the Traffic and Safety Committee. “The Traffic and Safety Committee’s main goal is to keep residents safe and the people who travel through ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A recently formed organization is looking to overturn the Town Board’s vote enacting the overlay district with the goal of preventing the 148-unit Underhill Farm development. The legal challenge was brought last month by Protecting Yorktown’s Quality of Life Foundation, a group ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y - A Wendy’s is slated to take over the Dunkin' Donuts/York Pizza building in the Staples Plaza shopping center, according to plans filed with the town’s Planning Board. It would be a “substantial renovation” of the Crompond Road building, according to a Planning Department memo.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A $1.2 million renovation project at Yorktown Stage was approved last week by the Town Board. What started out as an investment in new seats snowballed into a full makeover to restore full functionality to the Veterans Road theater. Town Comptroller Pat Carporale said that ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Some of Underhill Avenue’s traffic problems could be remedied if the Planning Board moves forward with a proposal to improve the road and intersections. At its May 9 meeting, the board continued to review the proposal to redevelop the 148-unit Underhill Farm at 370 Underhill ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – At last week’s Town Board meeting, a unanimous vote to invest in replacing water meters marked a turning point in the water meter project.  The meeting brought the project’s discussion, which started back in 2011, to a new level as 4,500 new water meters are expected to be ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Take a look inside our weekly editorial team meeting. Click HERE to listen or you can watch the video. 

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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