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Public to Have Say in Filling Yorktown Town Board Seat

Public to Have Say in Filling Yorktown Town Board Seat

Yorktown residents will get a chance to weigh in next week on the vacancy on the Town Board that has existed since January. The Town Board has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall on a proposed local law that would allow for a special election to be […]

Grace Refusing to Throw in Towel on Preserving Trump Sales Office

Grace Refusing to Throw in Towel on Preserving Trump Sales Office

Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace is refusing to give up on preserving a building at Trump Park Residences in Shrub Oak that was supposed to be torn down six years ago. Despite objections from residents at the complex who have reminded town officials of an agreement that the 8,000-square-foot office would be demolished to make room […]

DEC Violations at Mohegan Club Site Still Not Cleaned Up

DEC Violations at Mohegan Club Site Still Not Cleaned Up

Despite assurances by Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace to the contrary, violations cited a year ago by the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) on the former Holland Sporting Club property in Mohegan Lake still remain. In an email to Councilman Vishnu Patel on Thursday, Wendy Rosenbach, a DEC spokesperson, stated she confirmed with David Pollack, […]

Yorktown Justice League Students Soar to the Final Four

Yorktown Justice League Students Soar to the Final Four

The Justice League of Yorktown High School is heading to the Final Four, not the March Madness basketball championships in Texas, but at the Westchester County Supreme Court in White Plains. The team of seniors, juniors and sophomores recently won its third round of competition in the 2014 New York Statewide High School Mock Trial […]

Yorktown Trash Hauler Seeks Fueling Option for Truck Lot

Yorktown Trash Hauler Seeks Fueling Option for Truck Lot

  The fate of an application by the Town of Yorktown’s trash hauler to park garbage trucks on a town-owned piece of land off Front Street could hinge on fueling options. Competition Carting has been illegally parking its trucks on Richard Place since it was awarded garbage pickup services from the Town Board in January […]

Sober Living Retreat Owners Say They Strive to be Good Neighbors

Sober Living Retreat Owners Say They Strive to be Good Neighbors

The owners of a proposed sober living retreat facility on Underhill Avenue in Yorktown that has triggered opposition from some nearby property owners say they are looking to be good neighbors and help others in need. Tom McCrossan, who, along with his partner, Mark McGoldrick, is seeking a special permit from the Town Board to […]

Yorktown Man Suffers Head Injury in Taconic Crash

Yorktown Man Suffers Head Injury in Taconic Crash

A Yorktown resident and active member of the Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps suffered a severe head injury in a one-car crash last week on the Taconic State Parkway. Sam Lubin, 48, a father of two, was traveling south on the Taconic in Putnam Valley on February 3 at about 2:09 a.m. when his vehicle exited […]

Neighbors Lambast Proposed Home for Addicts in Yorktown

Neighbors Lambast Proposed Home for Addicts in Yorktown

A proposed “convalescent home” on Underhill Avenue in Yorktown triggered emotional responses from neighbors and Supervisor Michael Grace during last week’s Town Board meeting. Several residents claimed Fourth Dimension Recovery was misrepresenting what its plans were for an 8,470-square foot, four-bedroom, seven-bathroom home at 482 Underhill Avenue, insisting a facility for drug, alcohol and other […]

Ethics Board Rules Grace Erred in Not Disclosing Tenant Ties

Ethics Board Rules Grace Erred in Not Disclosing Tenant Ties

The Yorktown Board of Ethics found that Supervisor Michael Grace should have disclosed he was the landlord of the former town engineer who was awarded a contract last year by the Town Board to study sewer proposals for the Hallocks Mill section of town. A complaint was filed with the independent Ethics Board on March […]

Business Profile: Yorktown Deli, Yorktown

Business Profile: Yorktown Deli, Yorktown

In the past, when Yorktown resident Gino Zorlu wanted Mediterranean food specialties, he had to travel out of the area. But those treks to the Big Apple are no longer necessary for Zorlu and other northern Westchester residents who crave Mediterranean eats. Four weeks ago Zorlu opened the Yorktown Deli on Saw Mill River Road, […]

Yorktown Town Board Approves Rezoning of 202 Parcel

Yorktown Town Board Approves Rezoning of 202 Parcel

The Yorktown Town Board unanimously agreed last week to rezone the front portion of a 100-acre site on Route 202 that is being envisioned for commercial development. The board’s much anticipated action, which rezoned about 30 acres from R-160 (four-acre residential) to C-1 (commercial), paves the way for State Land Corporation to pursue approximately 230,000 […]

Goldberg Fired as No. Castle Town Administrator; Misconduct Alleged

Goldberg Fired as No. Castle Town Administrator; Misconduct Alleged

North Castle Town Administrator Joan Goldberg was suddenly terminated Friday afternoon in a split vote by the town board less than 16 months after she was hired as the municipality’s first-ever administrator. The stunning pre-Christmas firing, which was effective immediately, came without an explanation from Supervisor Howard Arden and council members Diane DiDonato-Roth and John […]

Two Businesses Cited in Underage Drinking Enforcement

Two Businesses Cited in Underage Drinking Enforcement

Employees at two businesses in Cortlandt were cited on November 27 for selling alcohol to an 18-year-old during an Underage Drinking Enforcement Detail conducted by the State Police in Cortlandt, Yorktown and Buchanan. Out of 15 businesses visited by the 18-year-old, Oregon Shell and Montrose Deli were the only merchants that sold alcoholic beverages to […]

Changed 2014 Yorktown Budget to Raise Town Taxes 1.75%

Changed 2014 Yorktown Budget to Raise Town Taxes 1.75%

After several hours of spirited discussion, the Yorktown Town Board approved a preliminary 2004 budget last week that includes a 1.75% town tax hike. Board members debated proposed increases in special improvement districts, the highway superintendent’s salary and the utilization of undesignated fund balance as outlined by Supervisor Michael Grace in his tentative spending plan […]

Raveis Real Estate Celebrates New Office in Yorktown

Raveis Real Estate Celebrates New Office in Yorktown

The top family-owned real estate firm in the Northeast and the third largest in the United States celebrated the opening of its newest office in Yorktown last week. A ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Yorktown officials and local agents at 1820 Commerce Street officially marked the 11th real estate office in New York State for […]

Business Profile: Storage Town, Yorktown

Business Profile: Storage Town, Yorktown

Denise  Beyer said Storage Town, which recently opened on Front Street in Yorktown, is part of the parent company, Men on the Move, a storage and moving business based in Long Island. Storage Town has “the same quality and service” as Men on the Move, Beyer said last week “The only thing that’s different is […]

Governor Signs Law Named After Yorktown Girl

Governor Signs Law Named After Yorktown Girl

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill last week named after an eight-year-old Yorktown girl who suffers from a potentially fatal condition that doesn’t allow her to eat most foods. Hannah’s Law, which state Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I/Patterson) first introduced when he was an assemblyman in 2008 and named for Hannah Devane, will amend the insurance […]

Yorktown Chamber Breaks Tradition Endorsing Candidates

Yorktown Chamber Breaks Tradition Endorsing Candidates

The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce opted to break a 20-year tradition last week by endorsing candidates in the upcoming town election. Last month, the majority of the Board of Directors voted to change a policy giving the chamber the option of getting involved in the political process, a decision that led to the resignation of […]

Yorktown Smart Growth to Host a Joint Cash Mob Friday

Yorktown Smart Growth to Host a Joint Cash Mob Friday

On Friday, October 25, Yorktown Smart Growth is hosting another “cash mob event.” Enjoy samples of some new flavored ice creams and soups at JJ Scoophouse/Trailside Cafe in their conveniently located shop and then visit neighbor, Wishes Boutique (Commerce and Kear Street). Customers who mention the words, “cash mob” at Wishes Boutique will receive a […]

Business Profile: Nonna’s Brick Oven Pizzeria & Restaurant,  Yorktown

Business Profile: Nonna’s Brick Oven Pizzeria & Restaurant, Yorktown

Putnam Valley resident Adil Mustafaraj never initially intended to make restaurant owning his career, but for the past four years he has owned Nonna’s Brick Oven Pizzeria & Restaurant in Yorktown. He also owns Pronto Pizzeria and Restaurant in Croton. He has been working in the restaurant business for about two decades, and believes he […]

Yorktown Police Alert Public to ATM/IRS Phone Scams

Yorktown Police Alert Public to ATM/IRS Phone Scams

The Yorktown Police Department is making the public aware of two scams in town that took place this month. On October 7, an “ATM skimmer” was detected on an ATM machine at the 7-Eleven store on Commerce Street. An investigation revealed the device may have been on the ATM for as many as 10 days […]

Support-A-Walk for the Soul Sunday at FDR Park

Support-A-Walk for the Soul Sunday at FDR Park

It’s the feel good event of the fall, and it’s this Sunday morning at FDR State Park in Yorktown. Support Connection’s 19th annual Support-A-Walk for breast and ovarian cancer is expected one again to draw close to 10,000 people to celebrate the lives of those who have defeated the disease or are courageously batting it, […]

Hearings Planned for JV Mall, Route 202 Rezoning

Hearings Planned for JV Mall, Route 202 Rezoning

The Yorktown Town Board will hold two separate public hearings on Tuesday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall regarding proposed changes to the Jefferson Valley Mall and rezoning of a large parcel across Parkside Corners on Route 202. The hearing on the mall will center on an amended site plan that calls for […]

Business Profile: Sole Tan, Yorktown

Business Profile: Sole Tan, Yorktown

Summer may be over, but you can still get a tan in northern Westchester. Ossining resident Donna Smith has been providing a place to tan all year-round for nearly seven years as owner of Sole Tan in Yorktown. “Sole means sun” in Spanish, Smith explained last week. Smith said there are several benefits to tanning. […]

Yorktown High Receives Safe Sports School Award

Yorktown High Receives Safe Sports School Award

Yorktown High School was recently awarded the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School Award for its athletics program. The award promotes safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award also reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment. “We are honored to […]

Business Profile: Eugene’s Hair Salon, Yorktown

Business Profile: Eugene’s Hair Salon, Yorktown

Croton-on-Hudson resident Eugene Costella was an art major in college. Costella, a Yorktown native, did pursue art as a career, but his profession is creative nonetheless. Costella is the owner and a stylist at Eugene’s Hair Salon in Yorktown, which has been open for 18 years. He decided to open up his own salon after […]

Yorktown Democratic Campaign Sign Ruled Unfair

Yorktown Democratic Campaign Sign Ruled Unfair

One of two complaints filed by Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace with the Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee against Councilman Nick Bianco and his Democratic team was ruled to be valid last week. Grace complained that a sign that read “Experience Leadership Integrity/Nick Bianco Town Supervisor, Rich Campanaro Town Council, Tom Diana Highway Superintendent, Working […]

Supervisor’s Stepson Charged with Forging Checks

Supervisor’s Stepson Charged with Forging Checks

The stepson of Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace was recently arrested for forging several checks belonging to a local business. Henry Grace, 20, of Crompond, was charged August 31 by Yorktown Police with five counts of forgery in the second degree, a Class D felony, and was arraigned in Peekskill City Court before being remanded to Westchester […]

Business Profile: Bright Beginnings Pre-School Learning Center

Business Profile: Bright Beginnings Pre-School Learning Center

The Bright Beginnings Pre-School Learning Center opened in 1982 to meet an important need in the area. “We started seeing the need for a full-day program,” said Evelyn Mocheichel, who is co-executive director with fellow Yorktown resident Mara Ziedins of Bright Beginnings. “Women started going back to work and then a lot of the programs […]

Diana, Paganelli Left Standing for Yorktown Highway Superintendent

Diana, Paganelli Left Standing for Yorktown Highway Superintendent

  It appears the hotly contested race for Yorktown highway superintendent has been whittled down to two candidates following Democratic and Republican primaries Tuesday night. According to unofficial results from the Westchester County Board of Elections, Democratic Committee choice Thomas Diana also appealed to Democratic voters as he received 419 votes with 41 out of […]