Government

March 16, 2020

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – All supermarkets, grocery stores, convenience stores and warehouse clubs in the of Yorktown must set aside at least 30 minutes per day for populations most vulnerable to the coronavirus, Yorktown Supervisor Matt Slater ordered Monday. The special shopping times for senior ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown Supervisor Matt Slater issued three emergency orders Saturday aimed at limiting the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the community. The orders are: 1. All owners and managers of residential buildings within Yorktown with more than six dwelling units, as well as all ...

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County Executive George Latimer would like to see Westchester further restrict the time he, and his successors, can serve. Latimer has submitted an “unusual” proposal to the Board of Legislators that would limit four-year terms to two from three, meaning county executives would be able to stay ...

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Democrat Vedat Gashi has big shoes to fill as the new county legislator in District 4. Gashi won out over Republican Michael Grace with 5,858 to 4,645 votes in the district, which includes New Castle, and parts of Yorktown and Somers.  Legislator Mike Kaplowtiz, championed by both Republicans ...

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Colin Smith won the seat for county legislator in District 1, turning a red seat blue. Colin declared victory over Republican Frank Catalina with 4,490 to 3,998 votes at midnight on Nov. 5, according to unofficial election results, taking helm of the district, which includes Buchanan and parts ...

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YORKTOWN - A get-out-the-vote rally hosted by the Yorktown Republican Party was interrupted by an alleged violent incident involving the spouses of two candidates running for Town Council. Current and former local and county Republican leaders were giving speeches on a stage in the Triangle ...

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A letter to the editor that called into question the ethics of Yorktown Planning Board members was partisan and speculation-based but was not libelous, a State Supreme Court justice in White Plains ruled last week. Elliot Krowe, co-chair of the Yorktown Democratic Committee, wrote the February ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Westchester residents will have their chance to comment on NYSEG’s proposed rate increases next month at Yorktown Town Hall. Originally, no such hearings were scheduled to take place in the Hudson Valley. In fact, the closest hearing was held about 150 miles away in ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – In answering critics of laws proposed to govern the removal of trees and solar installations, the Town Board last week took divergent paths. After public hearings held July 9, Town Supervisor Ilan Gilbert said at the beginning of the board’s work session on Tuesday, July 23, “It ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown’s new sports and recreation complex will soon be open to children of all abilities. Last week, state Sen. Peter Harckham announced Yorktown as the recipient of a $250,000 state grant to fully fund the construction of an adaptive use playground at the Granite Knolls ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Town Board last month approved two resolutions and adjourned action on another in connection with its plans to expand the Hallocks Mill Sewer District. The board has been moving toward that expansion in an effort to meet New York City’s directive to reduce phosphorous in ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Perennially tightfisted when paying hired hands, the Town Board will consider loosening those purse strings after nearby towns offering substantially higher salaries lured away two of Yorktown’s top rec officials. “We have a lot of good and talented people in this town,” ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – As the two-story, red brick building on Commerce Street that has served as everything from the community’s thriving performing arts venue to purveyor of social services closes in on its first century in existence, it will carry into its next century a permanent place in local ...

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Effective immediately, cat declawing is now illegal in New York State. On Monday, July 22, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law, making New York the first state in the nation to ban the practice. “Declawing is a cruel and painful procedure that can create physical and ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – For the second time in as many weeks, residents opposed to rezoning 19.3 acres north of Jefferson Valley Mall to accommodate a rental development of 150 units appealed to the Town Board to consider the impact its decision could have on the community. This time, however, members ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A $15,000 grant has been awarded to Yorktown Community Nursery School, enabling the 70-year-old non-profit preschool to build walkways and entrances that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The aid came from the New York State Senate. “I’m happy that we ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - An effort to repeal and replace a 2016 law regulating the removal of trees and another to create regulations governing the installation of solar arrays met the same fate last week. At the end of separate public hearings on drafts of both laws, they were adjourned. The tree ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Following up on a recommendation of the Economic and Business Revitalization Committee, the Town Board last week unanimously agreed to seek proposals for a branding campaign. The committee was formed last July with the goal of promoting the community’s assets, strengthening and ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Last week, the Yorktown Town Board awarded a contract to Clemco Construction & Restoration Inc. for a little more than $476,000 to restore the defunct Yorktown Heights Railroad Station depot in Railroad Park. And no one was more happy to discuss its significance than John ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Tennis courts at town-owned Downing, Blackberry Woods and Shrub Oak parks will be repaired this summer, said Todd Orlowski, superintendent of the Parks and Recreation Department. Work has already begun on the lower courts at Downing Park, which should re-open sometime in July, ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. - Opponents of a proposed solar law got in front of the issue last week, making their objections clear to the Town Board before it even had a chance to review a final draft of it. If a resident wishes to put solar panels on their house, Paul Moskowitz told the board during ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. – Members of the Town Board last week indicated they’d be willing to ask a developer of a proposed 150-unit rental community to participate in what’s being called a “public informational hearing” before it holds a public hearing on its rezoning request. Diversified ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - One of Yorktown’s parks got some tender love and care last week after residents and a political hopeful rattled cages in the form of social media posts and a television news broadcast. Touring the overgrown Blackberry Woods Park with a reporter from News 12, Republican town ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. - A measure mostly banning expanded polystyrene in Westchester County won unanimous approval Monday, June 3, from the county’s Board of Legislators. The change will take effect in January, giving restaurants six months to use up their current supplies and find ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A law that would govern solar panel installations, large and small, inched forward last week with the input of the Town Board during a review of a draft proposed by Town Attorney Richard Abbate. Abbate discussed some provisions in the draft, the language of which, he said, was ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A former supervisor appealed to the Town Board two weeks ago for its help in determining whether intervention is necessary in moving along a complaint she filed last July with the Ethics Board. “If my complaint is still being investigated,” Susan Siegel told the board during its ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The governing body last week threw the town water department a buoy to keep it afloat by raising the going rate of its ever-more precious commodity and its service to the community. After a slide presentation by Ken Rundle, the Yorktown Consolidated Water District distribution ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Maybe three times is the charm—for Theresa Kelly, anyway.  On May 21, the Underhill Avenue resident said, two trucks ripped out wires from her home that were connected to utility poles on the street. “This is three times in a year and a half that tractor-trailers have done ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The long and winding journey of a multi-family housing proposal on Crompond Road appears to be nearing its end, provided state and county planning authorities accept Town Board resolutions appointing itself the lead agency on the project and declaring it will have no negative ...

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