Government

September 16, 2018

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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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A Popeyes restaurant is being proposed for the Staples Plaza Shopping Center on Route 202. The fast-food chain, which specializes in fried chicken, would occupy a newly constructed 2,350-square-foot building with a drive-thru. It would be located in the parking area opposite the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Town Board late last month learned that a mini-master plan it had asked its planners and development project managers to design in response to two proposals that would alter the landscape at a busy intersection on Crompond Road is just weeks away from being finalized. “We’re ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A handful of firms that responded to the Town Board’s request for proposals, or RFPs, to serve as municipal counsel may learn their fate as soon as the board’s regular meeting next week. The board has been weighing its options since it held interviews in closed session on ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Neighbors of the new Lowe’s on Crompond Road say the developer that is building it is going back on a promise to build and pay for sewer connections to their homes. Numerous documents, dating back to 2011, indicate that Breslin Realty, a Garden City-based developer, had intended ...

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Also read: The Multi-Million Dollar Question: Yorktown Sewer Plans Hinge on Costs YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A month after it held an informational meeting on the prospect of extending sewers in the Hallocks Mill Sewer District to properties that continue to rely on septic systems, the Town Board last ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Former supervisor Susan Siegel (2010-11) has filed an ethics complaint against fellow former supervisor Michael Grace (2012-17). The complaint, dated July 18, alleges that Grace, less than a year removed from office, represented Breslin Realty before the Planning Board two days ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A traffic light has been installed at the intersection of routes 118 and 129 in Yorktown, replacing the flashing yellow light that has been there since 2012. State Sen. Terrence Murphy lobbied for the change last year and the New York State Department of Transportation, after ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – After taking time to “lick its wounds,” Pied Piper pre-school returned to the Planning Board last month with a scaled down version of its expansion project. The decades-old pre-school last appeared before the Planning Board in June 2017. Despite lobbying from parents on behalf ...

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MOHEGAN LAKE, N.Y. - Mohegan Lake Audi is looking to expand its building onto a neighboring parcel on Route 6/East Main Street. The luxury car company, which has been operating for decades at 1791 East Main St., has already acquired a modest lot to its west. That commercially zoned parcel, which ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Community and Cultural Center has been renamed in memory of former Town Supervisor Albert. A Capellini, who died on April 12 at the age of 75. Though he retired from politics nearly four decades ago, Capellini, a land-use attorney, remained a presence at town hall, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – An approval earlier this month by the Planning Board paved the way for the Jefferson Valley Mall to construct a new 8,000-square-foot retail building in a rarely used area of the mall’s parking lot. The board unanimously voted to subdivide a 38.7-acre parcel owned by the mall.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - What’s it going to cost? That’s the figurative $10 million question for the Town Board as it tries to piece together the steps necessary to meet New York City’s directive to reduce phosphorous in stormwater runoff entering its drinking water at the Croton Reservoir by connecting ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Talk about hitting the ground sniffing. Before taking his official bow last week as Yorktown’s newest police recruit, the German shepherd already had helped take a drug offender off the streets, Police Chief Robert Noble told a roomful of officials, including state Sen. Terrence ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Town Board last week began casting its collective critical eye on tree law revisions that have been proposed by the grass-roots group, Advocates for a Better Yorktown. Residents, members of the Tree Conservation Advisory Committee and ABY, and Director of Planning John ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - The Town Board last week unanimously approved a settlement with Release Recovery, ending litigation over its use of a house on Underhill Avenue as a sober home. But not before hearing from a former town supervisor who urged the board to immediately address a shortcoming in the ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – After residents raised questions about the significance of a resolution authorizing Supervisor Ilan Gilbert to sign an agreement with Westchester County “for the purpose of undertaking a Community Development Program,” it was pulled from the Town Board’s consent agenda for further ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Since the New York State Senate passed three companion bills in March that would provide state aid to school districts to hire school resource officers, 11 high school students have been killed by shooters in the United States. Ten of those deaths happened at Santa Fe High ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Less than a week after a 17-year-old boy armed with a shotgun and a revolver opened fire at Santa Fe High School, killing 10 people in what Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called “one of the most heinous attacks that we’ve ever seen in the history of Texas schools,” the Town Board endorsed ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Into everyone’s life a little sun must shine. In Yorktown, on the coldest days of March, during a power outage of unparalleled duration, those rays piercing the frigid temperatures and darkness came in the form of volunteers, and town officials made sure last week to recognize some ...

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The Board of Trustees of the John C. Hart Memorial Library is inviting applicants for a trustee’s position that will begin on Sept. 1. This is a volunteer position open to residents of the town of Yorktown. The term of office is for five years. Library trustees are responsible for setting ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – A 240-unit rental community has been proposed for a 23.61-acre piece of land called the Bear Mountain Triangle, two-and-a-half years after it was rezoned by the Town Board. The land is located between Route 202 and the Bear Mountain Parkway Extension, just west of the Taconic ...

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