Government

December 14, 2018

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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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - A Revolutionary War monument 10 years in the making was unveiled Saturday in Yorktown's Railroad Park.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – In stark contrast to its reception of an application to rezone 2.67 acres at Crompond Road and Hamblyn Street for transitional use, which it vetted for the better part of this year, the Town Board two weeks ago gave an initial nod right out of the gate to a similar application ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Almost a decade after it was first proposed, the Pines Bridge Monument will be unveiled Saturday (Nov. 17) in Railroad Park at 2 p.m. The town, in separate resolutions in 2016 and 2017, contributed $167,500 toward the monument’s completion. Another $50,000 came from a State ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A week after the Town Board received yet additional input from members of the community—volunteers representing the Planning Board, Conservation Board and Tree Conservation Advisory Commission—on drafts of two laws aimed at regulating the removal of trees, it acted on their ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A public hearing on whether to pursue historic landmark status for the building now known as the Albert A. Capellini Community & Cultural Center raised enough red flags for the Town Board that rather than formally sign off on it last month, the governing body adjourned the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Turns out, the location of a $225,000 bronze monument to mark the Revolutionary War battle at Pines Bridge in Yorktown wasn’t set in stone. It came as a surprise to Mary Rossetti, vice president of the Yorktown Historical Society. And to Paul Martin, its president. And both ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Representatives of Homeland Towers returned to the Town Board two weeks ago in their ongoing effort to bolster infrastructures for wireless communications carriers and help tackle the issue of “dead spots” Yorktown residents encounter on a regular basis. Homeland representatives ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown residents are being asked to conserve as much water as possible while its supply is switched to the Amawalk Reservoir, the Northern Westchester Joint Water Works announced. This is being done as a result of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection's $158 ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Town Board last week took the first step toward ridding the community of what former Supervisor Michael Grace had once called an “embarrassment”—the condition of the public tennis courts, some of which have been unplayable and used for storage of town equipment and ...

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PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – The potential closure of a cable access studio in Peekskill has hosts of local shows reeling and worrying about the future of community-generated television. The studio, located on Park Street in the city’s bustling downtown, has been around for decades and is the only one left ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A storm was brewing inside and outside town hall last week. As high winds and strong rains were downing trees and knocking out power to hundreds in town, temper got the best of two elected officials who got physical during a disagreement over the hiring process of the town’s ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Try as they might, the Yorktown Police Department doesn’t always catch the bad guy. A month ago, for example, the pool area at Shrub Oak Park on Sunnyside Street was vandalized and the people who caused that damage are still on the loose. Under the police department’s new ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The public hearing on a proposed Popeyes restaurant opened and closed on Sept. 13, with just two residents speaking at the Planning Board meeting. Umberto Baldinucci, a design manager with John Meyer Consulting, explained the proposal, saying the Planning Board, in approving the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Town Board last month voted along party lines, 3-2, to begin televising all of its meetings. Until Tuesday, Sept. 25, only regular meetings of the board had been televised while work sessions were voice recorded. Councilmen Ed Lachterman and Tom Diana opposed the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – After briefly clashing over a meeting with residents who would be directly affected by a multifamily housing development at Crompond Road and Hamblyn Street, the Town Board gave it a long-awaited thumbs up. The board last week finally answered two questions developer John DeVito ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Ambassador Teuta Sahatqija and Albana Bylykbashi, second secretary, of the Consulate General of the Republic of Kosovo in New York, appeared in Yorktown on Wednesday, Aug. 22, as guest presenters of the Rotary Club of Yorktown. The club meets at Yorktown Pizza and Pasta. Community ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Residents, adjust your calendars. The opening date for the Granite Knolls Sports and Recreation Complex on Stoney Street is now expected to be in mid-October. And although that may still be a moving target, one of those overseeing its development since its ground-breaking ceremony ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Former Town Supervisor Michael Grace returned to the Town Board council chambers last week in another bid to resuscitate his five-year dream known as Depot Square. Although no formal statement has been issued about his proposal to build new highway and parks facilities on ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The sky isn’t falling, but watch out for those ceilings. Above one of them in a wing at Town Hall is an inch of water sandwiched by two roofs. Richard Kuhn, a territory manager for The Garland Company Inc., projected a picture of a core plug he had removed on a screen in council ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The 85-year-old, two-story, red brick building on Commerce Street that less than two months ago was renamed in honor of a former town supervisor appears destined to acquire another claim to fame: designation as a historic landmark. The Town Board on Tuesday, Aug. 14, signed off ...

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Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article misrepresented the opinion of a Hamblyn Street resident, Kenneth McGevna. It stated that McGevna indicated he preferred the layout of two multifamily housing buildings during a discussion by the Town Board and Weyant representatives. McGevna opposes ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – With input from various parties on a revised tree law in hand, a representative of the grassroots group, Advocates for a Better Yorktown, appeared before the Town Board on Tuesday, Aug. 14, seeking its referral to an expanded group of experts in an effort to codify it before the ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – A state grant for $83,275 to fund bathroom renovations has been awarded to the John C. Hart Memorial Library, state officials announced. The money will be used to renovate three public bathrooms, bringing them in compliance with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) regulations ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – If all is going according to plan, the turf for the prepared fields at a park that supporters have promised will be something beyond compare was delivered Wednesday, Aug. 8, and its installation on the baseball section, at least, had begun. This week, prefabricated concrete ...

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