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Legislators, Sober Home Owners Call for Regulation

February 20, 2018

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – In Yorktown exists a home where adults recovering from drug and alcohol addictions live together with a common goal of maintaining sobriety before returning to their normal lives, ideally better equipped to navigate the many pitfalls that exist outside the walls of rehab centers.

Because this home is being privately run without town oversight, little is known of its ...

Yorktown Nonprofit Support Connection Elects New Board President

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Gary Wawrzycki has been elected president of the board of directors at Support Connection, a Yorktown-based non-profit organization that provides free support services to people affected by breast and ovarian cancer.

Wawrzycki has strong ties to the Hudson Valley as a lifelong resident of Garrison, where his parents still live. For the past five years, he has been the regional ...

Mother Nature Brings Warm Weather to 'Freezer' 5K

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Mother Nature threw runners at Sunday’s Freezer 5K at FDR Park in Yorktown a curveball—it wasn’t freezing.

Not even close.

In fact, temperatures hovered around a toasty 45 degrees for the Taconic Road Runners’ first of two Freezer races.

Probably somewhat due to the great—although foggy—weather, 239 runners finished the race, which was ...

Yorktown High School Junior Recovering From Neurological Disorder

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Zachary Lebid, a track and field athlete, a musician and a top student, had his high school career thrown off course last month when he was diagnosed with a neurological disorder.

In mid-December, the Yorktown High School junior started experiencing mental confusion, was having difficulty focusing at school and struggled to play the trumpet, which he has been playing for years, ...

Exclusive: Sources Say Yorktown Sober Living Home Still Operating

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Two health care professionals have confirmed to Yorktown News that a sober living operation is still in business at 482 Underhill Ave., months after the Town Board revoked the facility’s special-use permit.

A health care professional told Yorktown News that they have done business with Release Recovery, which is owned by Zachary Clark and Justin Gurland, and their company ...

Region Gears Up to Fight Influenza Epidemic

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y.-With the official flu season now at full throttle, misery, hospitalizations and deaths are plaguing pockets of America while the numbers of those afflicted in New York continue to climb.

For only the week that ended Jan. 13, the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 14,401 new laboratory-confirmed cases, bringing the season total to 74,562. And the ...

'Sunday Fun Day' in Yorktown Supports Those Battling Cancer

YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Support Connection of Yorktown hosted “Sunday Fun Day” at the Solaris Sports Club over the weekend, inviting the community to a day of “family fun for kids and adults.”

Activities included games, snacks, Zumba classes and raffles.

An intern, Lakeland High senior Marissa Shapiro, got the idea for the event.

“What we like to do with our interns ...

Yorktown Teen Keeps Giving Back to Hospital That Cared for Her

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Last year, Amanda Carlson, a Yorktown Heights teenager, fell ill with an E. coli infection and had to be hospitalized for 17 days. During her time there, the staff at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla took such good care of her that Amanda and her family knew once she recovered, they had to give back.

“Last year, we did a huge fundraiser that my mom ...

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