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Baseball: Yorktown Beats Lakeland in Sorrentino Memorial Game

May 4, 2021

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – One of the highlights of the local baseball calendar took place on opening night, with Yorktown playing Lakeland at Granite Knolls Park on Friday, April 30, in the 39th annual Sorrentino Memorial Game.

The Huskers jumped out to 6-0 first inning lead and didn’t look back in a 16-0 victory against their crosstown rivals.

“For us, especially to come out on ...

Softball: Unbeaten Yorktown Wins Own Tourney; Servedio Ks 14

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown hurler Maya Servedio was lights out in the Huskers’ tournament championship game against visiting Ardsley on Sunday, May 2.

She struck out 14, allowing just 3 singles and 2 walks, earning the complete-game victory in the Huskers’ 2-0 triumph against visiting Ardsley.

Servedio, an All-Tournament selection, credited her defense for her great ...

Softball: Lakeland Opens New Field with Aces’ Duel Against Mahopac

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – It was an appropriate way to christen a new turf field—one that could be accurately described as Softball Heaven—as aces, Lakeland’s Stella Bale and Mahopac’s Shannon Becker, went up against each other with Becker’s visiting Indians coming out on top, 1-0, on Saturday, May 1.

Mahopac’s Ashley Usewicz’ one-out RBI double in the ...

Girls Lacrosse: Lakeland/Panas' Ettere Explodes for 8 Goals

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Gwen Laukaitis gave herself a great 17th birthday gift by scoring on an 8-meter shot, with just 18 seconds remaining, to give the Rebels a thrilling 16-15 triumph at Fox Lane on Monday, May 3.

“It felt amazing knowing we fought till the end and to have her finish topped it off for the outcome we hoped for,” said Lakeland/Panas’ Keirra ...

Boys Lacrosse: Hufnagel, Thompson Lead Rebels to Opening-Day Win

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. - Conor Hufnagel (5G, 3A) and Reed Thompson (5G) led Lakeland/Panas to an 18-6 opening-day win against visiting Somers on Saturday, May 1.

The two Rebel scoring dynamos first played with each other when they were youngsters, and it showed against the Tuskers.

“That just comes playing at youth from first grade all the way to eighth grade,” Hufnagel said.

Football: Lakeland’s Mulhern Wins NFL Award

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – The NFL’s “Way to Play” award, given weekly to a high-school football player who demonstrates “exceptional in-game playing technique,” was awarded last week to Mike Mulhern, a tight end for the Lakeland High School varsity football team.

The senior captain received the honor after he uploaded a highlight video to Hudl, a website for ...

Yorktown, Lakeland Softball Teams Start Seasons with Wins

Yorktown Softball

Yorktown’s softball season began with a 15-5 win against visiting Walter Panas on Monday, April 26.

“It felt so good to be back out there today,” said Yorktown coach Samantha Fernandez. “First time in over a year, lots of new players, new uniforms, and a new way of life. I am so proud of the way my girls came out and played. Their energy and ...

Lacrosse: Ettere Leads Lakeland/Panas to Senior-Night Win


Lakeland/Panas Girls Lacrosse

The Chrissy Gutenberger Hart era at Lakeland/Panas started with the new girls lacrosse coach leading the Rebels to a 15-6 senior-night win against visiting Arlington on Monday, April 26, at Walter Panas High School.

“We came out with a lot of intensity after not having a season last year,” said Lakeland/Panas’ Keirra Ettere.

Football: Lakeland Nipped by Mahopac in Thriller

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – The best advertisement for spring football may have been Lakeland’s game against visiting Mahopac on Saturday, April 24.

The weather was perfect: warm (but not too warm) with sun-filled blue skies and two local teams battling tooth and nail, with Mahopac prevailing on a late touchdown pass, 21-18.

Lakeland (2-3) took the opening drive and went 62 yards on five ...

Athlete Spotlight: Emily Kubicsko, Lakeland Volleyball

SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Lakeland senior captain Emily Kubicsko has played on the Hornets’ varsity volleyball squad for the last six seasons. Caitlin Wisker and Victoria Tsui are Lakeland’s other two senior captains.

Kubicsko currently is a setter in the back row and a middle/outside hitter in the front row.

This past fall, Kubicsko played second singles on the Lakeland varsity ...


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Yorktown100: Spring into Greener Cleaning

April 23, 2021

It is spring and a perfect time to set sustainable cleaning goals!

Green cleaning is the process of choosing cleaning products that are better for both people and the planet. Unlike conventional cleaning products, green cleaning products are created using safe, non-toxic, and biodegradable products. Making smart choices about what we buy, how we use it, and how we dispose of it can make a big ...

Don't Overdevelop the Soundview Property

April 27, 2021

Yogi Berra said, “The future ain’t what it used to be.”

As a 32-year resident, it is frustrating to watch the Town Board’s apparent willingness to allow mixed-use overdevelopment and commercialization of the Soundview property by subjectively seeking to include this property in the Yorktown Heights Overlay District, without any factual or historic basis.

The ...

The Only Q You Should Pay Attention To

Perhaps it’s the result of restlessness, occasioned by my first week of “temporary retirement,” but whatever the reason, recently I found myself questioning the wisdom of some rather basic long-held beliefs.

Chief among these notions was one I had been taught in grammar school—that the atom mimics the solar system, where electrons (like the planets) dutifully circle a ...

Do You Tip a Delivery Robot?

One of the touchstones of the science fiction canon is the 1982 Ridley Scott movie, “Blade Runner.” It’s understandable that Hollywood deemed it impractical, for marketing purposes, to title it after its source material, the 1968 Philip K. Dick novel, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”

A half-century later, a comparable question might be, “Do You Tip a ...

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Launches Neurorehabilitation Gym

April 27, 2021

-Inpatient facility offers multi-disciplinary approach to therapy and healing-

White Plains, NY, April 21, 2021: Burke Rehabilitation Hospital announced the launch of a new inpatient neurorehabilitation gym designed to facilitate an innovative multi-disciplinary approach to therapy. The expanded facility enables the entire rehabilitation team to treat the patient in the same space, ...

Is now the time to gift your commercial real-estate holdings?

As has been well documented, the current federal estate and gift tax exemption of $11.7 million per person is scheduled to sunset (expire) on Dec. 31, 2025.

Unless the current exemption is made permanent on or before Dec. 31, 2025 (which is highly unlikely because of the present political environment in Washington), on Jan. 1, 2026, the new federal estate and gift tax exemption will be ...