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Yorktown Rabbi on Passover and ‘the Beauty of Unity’

April 9, 2022

Friday evening, April 15, is the start of the Jewish holiday of Passover. The holiday spans eight days, ending Saturday evening, April 23. Some of the Passover observances include not eating leavened bread, and having a Seder (Passover meal) complete with matzah, bitter herbs, and 4 cups of wine on the first two nights of the holiday (Friday and Saturday evenings). 

Historically, Passover ...

Photos: Yorktown Menorah Lighting

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown celebrated the first night of Chanukah on Sunday, Nov. 28, with a public menorah lighting at Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field.

Dozens attended the ceremony, which began at 4 p.m. following a parade that departed from the Chabad of Yorktown.

Town Supervisor Matt Slater lighted the shamash—the “attendant” candle that is used to kindle the ...

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the 2022-23 NYS Budget

May 18, 2022

After another marathon budget week in Albany, the Assembly, Senate, and Gov. Hochul finally came to an agreement and finished the state’s 2022-23 budget. Due at midnight on April 1, the complete budget was not passed until approximately 9:30 a.m. on April 9. Any private-sector job or business loses when it fails to meet basic deadlines, but not for the leaders of our state.

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Critics Stand in the Way of Progress

May 8, 2022

It’s always easy to find people opposed to change. They’ll throw everything at the wall and see what sticks. This irresponsible behavior is without regard for people that have built solid reputations and track records.

In the case of Unicorn Contracting Corp., and their plans for Underhill Farm in Yorktown, a few outspoken residents, opposed to any change, have made false and ...

A Letter to My Future Great-Grandchild

In “Cyrano,” a touching movie that seemed to go largely unnoticed this year, there is a delicate and moving song, “Wherever I Fall.” The backdrop is simple — three soldiers, about to go on a suicidal mission, write farewell letters to their loved ones. The first soldier writes to his wife and children, the second to his girlfriend, and the third to his dad. All three ...

Tales of Ties and Tails

That headline-grabbing, delinquent supply chain has now wormed its wayward way into graduation ceremonies, of all things. In some cases, cases of caps and gowns and hoods (those sash-ish affairs that denote academic degree) are backlogged in production or in transit, leaving schools to scramble to ensure their alumni-in-waiting are decorously adorned, as tradition dictates.

Shortages of sashes ...

Your Next Chapter: Estate Planning Considerations for the Newly Retired

Congratulations on your retirement!

Like many, you probably have a bucket list of things you would like to accomplish such as travel the world, spend more time with your grandkids and take up a new hobby. While these are all excellent ambitions, the milestone of retirement is also a good time to ensure your finances, beneficiary designations, estate planning, and long-term care strategy are in ...