Government

May 12, 2021

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Planning Board is in no rush to approve a controversial fast-food restaurant proposed for a busy intersection in Mohegan Lake. A public hearing on a Taco Bell proposed for the corner of Mohegan Avenue and Route 6 opened several weeks ago. The hearing picked up again ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – For the first time in a long time, town officials have reason to feel optimistic about the prospect of making new residential sewer connections. According to plans presented at last week’s Town Board meeting, it would cost about $14.3 million to bring sewers to 315 homes in the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The hotly debated concept of overlay districts received a warm embrace at last week’s Planning Board meeting, but its members expressed concern with the Town Board’s role in the process. An attempt at revitalizing prominent areas of town, overlay districts would afford zoning ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown is paying an outside contractor $2 million annually to pick up residents’ recycling and household trash. Phil Marino, the new general foreman of the town’s refuse and recycling department, thinks it’s possible to beat that price by bringing the operations in-house. “I ...

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Almost every week, Yorktown News will ask Town Supervisor Matt Slater a “Question of the Week.” If you have a question, email yorktownnews@halstonmedia.com. As Chief Noble often says, “Help us, help you.” We try to be everywhere, but sometimes we miss things. When residents let us know some of ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Parking and tree mitigation plans are still being finalized, but the long-awaited opening of Yorktown’s Par 3 golf course could happen as soon as Memorial Day—at least partially. While the clubhouse and a practice range are nearly complete, the course itself needs to “rest” for ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Much like traffic on Route 6 during rush hour, concerns are piling up for a proposed Taco Bell in Mohegan Lake. Several nearby residents—some speaking on behalf of a much larger contingent—logged onto Monday night’s virtual Planning Board meeting to speak at a public hearing for ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The long-closed Getty gas station on the corner of Route 6 and Barger Street will soon be demolished to make way for a new CoCo Farms convenience store and Mobil fueling station. The former Getty station closed in 2016. The building was most recently used as an auto-body shop.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Police Department has received its first hybrid Ford Police Interceptor vehicle. The purchase is the latest in the effort to reduce Yorktown’s carbon footprint. According to Ford, a 2021 standard HEV AWD Police Interceptor conserves an estimated 343 gallons of fuel ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A new state law, scrapping generations-old prohibitions against marijuana and instead allowing adults to sell, grow, and smoke it, is finding a frosty reception at Yorktown town hall. Seeing a “burden...on local communities” in the state’s relaxed stance on the once-outlawed ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Though common today, curbside recycling did not begin to take hold in America until the 1990s. Just decades earlier, most American households contributed 100 percent of their waste to landfills. Looking to get ahead of the curve on the next environmental trend, the Yorktown Town ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The town of Yorktown is slated to receive $3.98 million in federal funding as part of the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus plan passed by Congress last month. Some restrictions are being placed on the money and how it can be spent. It cannot be used to ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A 13,278-square-foot retail building is being proposed for East Main Street in Mohegan Lake, on the same property as an existing 7,700-square-foot building that houses Dunkin Donuts, among other tenants. Plans to develop the 8.8-acre site initially included two buildings ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The final meeting of Yorktown’s Coalition on Community Safety and Engagement ended last month with some actionable items and a lot of goodwill, but some community members hope the conversation around policing will continue without being forced to by New York State. The ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The new senior/community center at the Beaveridge apartments will not be built until the town provides parking at the neighboring Soundview Preparatory School property, according to a tax exemption extension agreement between the two parties. Beaveridge, located on Allan Avenue, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Signs throughout town warn motorists against littering because they are “under surveillance.” A Peekskill resident learned that the hard way last week. The 41-year-old man, accused of dumping a large, broken desk on a residential road, was served a criminal summons last week ...

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Every week, Yorktown News will ask Town Supervisor Matt Slater a “Question of the Week.” If you have a question, email yorktownnews@halstonmedia.com. Recognizing the importance of playground safety, the town had one of our parks employees certified in playground safety inspections in ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A newly formed non-profit, Friends of Yorktown Parks and Recreation Inc., was created with a mission to support the town’s parks and recreation department and Recreation Commission. The group will work “to encourage use and appreciation of the extensive parks and open space by ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – An 8,200-square-foot building featuring a mix of apartments and retail would rise on a 0.36-acre site on Kear Street, if plans are approved by Yorktown’s Planning Board. The building, located on the corner of Kear Street and Saw Mill River Road (Route 118), would have 2,800 ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A proposal that would bring a concession stand to the recently renovated train station in Railroad Park is being reviewed by the Yorktown Town Board. The non-operational station, which once served the Old Putnam line, is the only place in Yorktown listed on the National Register ...

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Every week, Yorktown News will ask Town Supervisor Matt Slater a “Question of the Week.” If you have a question, email yorktownnews@halstonmedia.com. Despite the challenges of associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the town has moved forward on several significant infrastructure initiatives.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Nearly two years ago, the town of Yorktown received a grant from New York state to build an adaptive-use playground at Granite Knolls Park. Work has not yet started, and budget shortfalls created by the pandemic are mostly to blame, said Town Supervisor Matt Slater. “All of ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A “prototype” 6,500-square-foot solar-powered home being developed with Tesla technology has been approved by Yorktown’s Planning Board. Aside from being equipped with all “the bells and whistles” that Tesla has to offer, “It would just be a normal house,” Peder Scott, an ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – COVID-19 vaccines are becoming more readily available in Westchester County, thanks in part to the approval of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine, which was distributed Tuesday at a pop-up vaccination center inside Yorktown’s Albert A. Capellini Community and Cultural ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A new mixed-used building with 150 rental units is being proposed for Yorktown Heights—emphasis on the Heights. At 52 feet, the building slated to replace Kmart would be among the tallest buildings in town, if the plan to reinvigorate the mostly vacant Yorktown Green Shopping ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Beginning Monday, March 8, Hill Boulevard, from Village Road North to Route 6, will be closed for 12 weeks for a culvert repair. Three years ago, the town received two grants from the New York State Department of Transportation: a 95-percent reimbursable $2.6 million grant for ...

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Every week, Yorktown News will ask Town Supervisor Matt Slater a “Question of the Week.” If you have a question, email yorktownnews@halstonmedia.com. On Thursday, Feb. 25, ACME administered the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to 200 people at the Capellini Community Center. A little more ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – After months of listening to community members scrutinize his 165-unit Underhill Farms project, developer Paul Giullaro took his turn at last week’s Town Board meeting. Guillaro, whose Unicorn Contracting is a prolific developer of office buildings and residential communities in ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – In developing a law to expel off-road motorists from Yorktown’s parks and trails, lawmakers are attempting to solve a problem that doesn’t exist, ATV riders told Yorktown News. “We’re not doing anything wrong back there,” said Scott Samoyedny, a Shrub Oak resident. Jim ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – If it seems to residents that water-main breaks are on the rise this year, that’s because they are. According to statistics shared by Ken Rundle, the town’s water superintendent, there were 19 water-main breaks between Dec. 1 and Jan. 31, an increase of 12 from the same ...

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