Government

March 13, 2019

  YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Lowe's is scheduled to open on Wednesday, March 27, an executive at Breslin Realty told Yorktown News. All that remains for the 124,000-square-foot store on Crompond Road is the issuance of a certificate of occupancy by the town's building inspector. The certificate can ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Town Board is exploring a proposal by Councilmen Ed Lachterman and Tom Diana to determine the wishes of Yorktown’s electorate in regard to a resolution to repudiate the recently enacted state Reproductive Health Act. Its decision followed a frequently raucous regular meeting ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – An $8.7 million project to rehabilitate the North County Trailway has begun. County Executive George Latimer, standing near the start of the trailway in Mount Pleasant on Friday, Feb. 22, said the repairs are “long overdue.” “I think all of Westchester County ought to be ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Though water main breaks in Yorktown are half what they were a year ago, it may not feel that way to residents. In part, that’s because the town’s ability to quickly disseminate information is at an all-time high. Many residents have signed up to receive up-to-the-minute text ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Lowe’s is seeking a mid-March opening for its 120,000-square-foot Crompond Road store, but still has a few regulatory hurdles to clear before that can happen. A certificate of occupancy cannot be issued by the town’s building department until all conditions of the approved plan ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A new 9-hole, 3-par golf course is taking shape on an old 9-hole, 3-par golf course just east of the Taconic State Parkway on Route 6 in Jefferson Valley. The development is the brainchild of the now-late Rocco Cambareri, a golf professional whose resume included stints at Maple ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The town’s former supervisor last week led the charge against newly enacted state legislation said to provide one of the nation’s strongest protections for abortion rights, likening it to the legalization of “infanticide.” And he was joined by a chorus of like-minded residents, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Residential development is booming in Yorktown. In the pipeline are at least three concepts or formal proposals to build 23 townhouses and 282 rental units within the Yorktown Central School District. More families, of course, mean more school-aged children entering the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Community Housing Board presented a proposal to the governing body two weeks ago that, if approved, would reinstitute a set-aside requirement on new developments. Ken Belfer, the board’s chairman, said the town has had an on-again, off-again relationship with affordable ...

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Westchester County Legislator John G. Testa (R-Peekskill) is retiring after 22 years of public service. The 60-year-old Testa, the minority leader of the legislature, is in his fifth two-year term representing District 1, which covers portions of Cortlandt, Peekskill and ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – While a state legislative vote on the legalization of recreational marijuana is not expected until April, town officials are investigating how they might be able to head off its possible sale and use on the local level. The Town Board last week discussed enacting zoning ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Supervisor Ilan Gilbert went on the defensive at the Town Board meeting last week when Councilman Ed Lachterman began questioning a decision by a developer of the Jefferson Valley Mall to withdraw its application before the Zoning Board of Appeals. Washington Prime Group was ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Could a change in zoning spark new interest in the development of part of a four-lot subdivision that has failed to attract any in the 10 years since it was approved? Celestial Route 6 Associates II LLC, which had petitioned the Town Board for a change from office use to ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Town officials were told last week that while 90 percent of a gas pipeline replacement project that began in October 2017 was complete, the company in charge of it has encountered “construction challenges” at a crossing under the Taconic Parkway. The company planned to make a ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – After nearly 10 years of fund-raising, a monument celebrating the Battle of Pines Bridge is finally in the ground at Railroad Park. But the Yorktown Historical Society isn’t done just yet. Members also plan to install a brick pathway around the 8-foot-tall bronze monument, ...

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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. – Westchester County will no longer prosecute what it deems to be “low-level” marijuana offenses. Under this new policy, announced by District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, possessing two ounces or less of marijuana will no longer result in a criminal conviction. Two laws will ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – For the third time, New York State legislators have proposed a bill that could strip the president’s name from Donald J. Trump State Park, which is partially located in Yorktown. Sen. Brad Hoylman, of Manhattan, and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, of Queens, introduced the legislation ...

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R-Mahopac) rang in the New Year by being sworn-in for a second term at Four Brothers Restaurant in Mahopac. Leading the ceremony was former state Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown), who was defeated by Sen. Peter Harckham (D-South Salem) in his bid for a ...

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PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – In May, reports surfaced that Gov. Andrew Cuomo had lobbied his former staffer, Pete Harckham, to run for the 40th State Senate District against two-term incumbent, Terrence Murphy, a Republican from Yorktown. Seven months later, Cuomo, a New Castle resident who happens to be ...

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MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. – Traffic congestion on Route 6 quickly became the focal point of a public hearing held by the Town Board on Tuesday, Dec. 18, on a developer’s request to rezone about an acre of property at the Mohegan Avenue intersection from office use to commercial use. The parcel is part ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A former Westchester County police officer urged the Town Board at its meeting Tuesday, Dec. 18, to oppose the governor’s recently announced push to legalize recreational use of marijuana. “We teach you in DARE not to smoke marijuana,” said George Winsman, who retired last ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Town Board on Tuesday, Dec. 18, took its first concrete step toward returning fluoride to the water supplied by the Catskill Aqueduct to residents by authorizing a transfer of $209,000 from the Water District’s fund balance to pay the design consultant of a new fluoridation ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – More than a year ago, the Democrats nearly swept the local elections and took control of the Town Board for the first time in about a decade. A prominent campaign issue for the Democratic ticket of Ilan Gilbert, Vishnu Patel and Alice Roker was their insistence that the business ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – At the request of a company interested in developing a solar farm in a residential zone, the Town Board last week agreed to consider a proposed law that would regulate them separately from another that would govern the removal of trees. Supervisor Ilan Gilbert had asked that the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Town Board was expected to adopt a total preliminary budget of $58.6 million at its work session Tuesday that includes a spending increase of $1.2 million over 2018. The bill for the “typical Yorktown homeowner,” which means an assessed valuation of $10,000, would increase ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A home improvement retailer that was expected to deliver the goods in time for Christmas will be a no-show—at least until March 1. But that most recent prediction of when Lowe’s will open its second facility in Westchester County took a back seat at the Town Board’s work session ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The writing is on the wall for vape shops across New York State, leaving one in Yorktown to try to unload its products while it still can. Near the end of the 2018 legislative session, a bill was introduced in New York State that would ban all flavored vaping or e-cigarette ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Flooding concerns washed away plans in 2014 to build a CVS at the corner of Crompond Road and Stoney Street. But a new developer thinks that problem can be solved. Representatives of Cuddy and Feder returned to the Yorktown Planning Board at its Nov. 5 meeting with a revised ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Delayed construction on a gas-pipeline replacement project will net the town of Yorktown at least $1 million. Enbridge Inc. is carrying out its federally approved Atlantic Bridge Project, which calls for expanding the existing pipe from 26 to 42 inches. The pipeline carries ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A Revolutionary War monument 10 years in the making was unveiled Saturday in Yorktown’s Railroad Park. The monument pays tribute to the Battle of Pines Bridge, especially the diverse 1st Rhode Island Regiment under Col. Christopher Greene, who died defending the Croton River ...

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