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Business Profile: My HR Department, Yorktown

Business Profile: My HR Department, Yorktown

If you are the owner of a small or mid-sized  business and need services such as employee recruitment and terminations or want to know how to deal with new government regulations but do not want to hire a full-time human resource employee, what can you do? Yorktown resident Marc Roberts has an answer. Roberts started […]

Business Profile: Curves, Yorktown

Business Profile: Curves, Yorktown

Mahopac resident Donna Rosende said last week she is a believer in the national Curves exercise and nutrition concept. Rosende translated her passion for Curves into a business. She opened Curves in Yorktown in January. “I was a member for 14 years and I lost a lot of weight and inches and the program works. […]

Business Profile: Jennifer’s German American Restaurant

Business Profile: Jennifer’s German American Restaurant

It has been a little piece of Germany in Yorktown for about three decades. In 1979, Yorktown residents Irngard and Dieter Schramm opened the Lakeside restaurant, which received its name based on it being located on the banks of the Croton Reservoir. The restaurant was closed for a brief period in the 1990s but reopened […]

Business Profile: Yorktown Pharmacy

Business Profile: Yorktown Pharmacy

Raj Venkat has continued a long tradition in northern Westchester by owning the Yorktown Pharmacy for the past 11 years. The store has been in business since 1930. It is a throwback to the locally owned drug stores that were common before CVS and other chains began to dominate the market. Venkat purchased the store […]

Business Profile: Suburban Wines  and Spirits, Yorktown

Business Profile: Suburban Wines and Spirits, Yorktown

Mount Kisco resident Lance Cerutti is continuing a tradition as the latest owner of Suburban Wines & Sprits, which is an institution in Yorktown. The store has been in existence for the past 55 years, Cerutti noted last week. “I bought this store 10 years ago,” he said. “I was always passionate about wine and […]

P'ville Becomes Purple Heart Village; Will Organize Collections for Vets

P’ville Becomes Purple Heart Village; Will Organize Collections for Vets

The Village of Pleasantville has declared itself a Purple Heart Village. With a proclamation delivered by Mayor Peter Scherer last week, Pleasantville will show its appreciation for the sacrifices made by Purple Heart recipients and to honor and support them by encouraging residents to help veterans. Eugene Lang, sergeant of the First Air Calvary and […]

Murphy Easily Defeats Castelli in 40th Senate District GOP Primary

Murphy Easily Defeats Castelli in 40th Senate District GOP Primary

Yorktown Councilman Terrence Murphy, the Republican Party-endorsed candidate for the 40th state Senate District seat, scored an easy primary win over former Assemblyman Robert Castelli Tuesday night. Murphy will now face Democrat Justin Wagner in the general election to determine who will succeed outgoing Sen. Greg Ball. In May, Ball revealed he would not seek […]

Business Profile: : Margeliz Center, Yorktown

Business Profile: : Margeliz Center, Yorktown

Margaret Dobkowski said it is difficult for a spouse or other family members to deal with a loved one with ailments such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. There were no adult day care programs in the local area for those with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and other cognitive disorders until three years […]

Suspect Sought in Yorktown Goat Beheading

Suspect Sought in Yorktown Goat Beheading

A goat whose head was severed and the remains of several other animals were discovered in plastic bags Monday at the intersection of Route 129 and Underhill Avenue in Yorktown. Personnel from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) made the find off of the side of the road. They called the SPCA […]

Business Profile: Pure Salon, Yorktown

Business Profile: Pure Salon, Yorktown

Somers resident Daniela Chiazzese said last week she is living her dream. Chiazzese, who has been working in the hair salon industry since she was 15 (sweeping and washing hair), has owned Pure Salon in Yorktown for the past three-and-a-half years. “My dream was always to open up my own business,” she said.. She said […]

Business Profile: Northeast Dental, Yorktown

Business Profile: Northeast Dental, Yorktown

Yorktown resident Dr. Amanda Wiechert had no difficulty choosing what she wanted to do for a living. “I always wanted to be a dentist, ever since I was in sixth grade,” Wiechert said last week in her new office at Northeast Dental in the Underhill Plaza Shopping Center in Yorktown. “I just made it happen.” […]

Business Profile: Escape Spa, Yorktown

Business Profile: Escape Spa, Yorktown

By Daniel Lefkowitz Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and leave your worries behind as you experience total beauty inside and out. Already open for three months, Escape Spa is an up and coming business located in Yorktown’s Parkside Plaza on Route 202. With the help of friends and neighboring businesses, such as Snap […]

Yorktown ZBA Backs Inspector in Ruling on Sober Home

Yorktown ZBA Backs Inspector in Ruling on Sober Home

  The Yorktown Zoning Board of Appeals Thursday night supported a written opinion by Building Inspector John Winter that a proposed facility for recovering alcohol and substance abuse addicts on Underhill Avenue falls under the definition of a “convalescent home.” Three of the four sitting ZBA members denied an appeal from neighbors Linda Gironda and […]

Business Profile: Yorktown Animal Hospital

Business Profile: Yorktown Animal Hospital

Briarcliff resident Dr. Philip Raclyn and Croton resident Dr. Steven Kasanofsky have co-owned the Yorktown Animal Hospital since 2002, as well as two animal hospitals in Manhattan. They came to Westchester in response to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and have not regretted their move to open the hospital. “After 9-11 everybody got a […]

BJ’s Looks to Get Jump on Costco with New Gas Pumps

BJ’s Looks to Get Jump on Costco with New Gas Pumps

A potential battle for private club customers in Yorktown has begun with BJ’s Wholesale Club proposing to provide 12 gas pumps for members at its Route 202 location while Costco continues through the planning process for a new store and gas station up the road. David Steinmetz, attorney for the owners of the BJ’s Shopping […]

Yorktown Singer/Songwriter Looks Forward to Performing at P'ville Music Festival

Yorktown Singer/Songwriter Looks Forward to Performing at P’ville Music Festival

Although Jessica Lynn Calamera grew up in Westchester, she is a country girl at heart. The Yorktown Heights singer, songwriter and musician, who goes simply by the name Jessica Lynn, has spent the last year touring the country, but she will be returning to her home county on Saturday to perform alongside 12 other artists […]

Jockeying for Open Seat in Yorktown Begins for Diana, Siegel

Jockeying for Open Seat in Yorktown Begins for Diana, Siegel

The special election for the open seat on the Yorktown Town Board may not be until November, but the two candidates vying for the pivotal position have already begun campaigning and receiving endorsements. Citizens for a Progressive Yorktown, a small, two-year-old group of residents that support “intelligent and responsible business development,” jumped into the race […]

Alienation of Parkland for Pipeline Rejected in Yorktown

Alienation of Parkland for Pipeline Rejected in Yorktown

A resolution to alienate open space on Stony Street in Shrub Oak to allow for the construction of a natural gas pipeline that could lead to the development of two all-purpose fields and a full-size baseball diamond on the Granite Knolls site did not pass the muster of the Yorktown Town Board last week. The […]

Business Profile: Rita’s Italian Ice

Business Profile: Rita’s Italian Ice

Yorktown resident David Goldes entered the frozen confections business when he opened a Rita’s Italian Ice in Elmsford five years ago. Two years later he decided to branch out by opening a new Rita’s in Yorktown. “A friend of a friend” recommended that he enter the ice and frozen custard business in Elmsford, Goldes recalled […]

Yorktown ZBA Reserves Decision on Sober Home

Yorktown ZBA Reserves Decision on Sober Home

The Yorktown Zoning Board of Appeals last week reserved a crucial decision regarding the interpretation of the town code that could pave the way for a sober living residence on Underhill Avenue. The ZBA closed a public hearing that featured final arguments from attorneys for the applicants, Tom McCrossan and Mark McGoldrick, a/k/a Compass Westchester, […]

Yorktown’s Murphy Receives Republican Nod for State Senate

Yorktown’s Murphy Receives Republican Nod for State Senate

Yorktown Councilman Terrence Murphy was nominated by the Westchester Republican Committee last week to run for the state Senate seat in the 40th District being vacated by incumbent Greg Ball (R,C,I/Patterson). Murphy, who was elected to a second four-year term on the Yorktown Town Board last November, was chosen over former state Assemblyman Robert Castelli […]

Business Profile: O'Grady's Public House, Yorktown

Business Profile: O’Grady’s Public House, Yorktown

O’Grady’s Public House in Yorktown may have opened earlier this year, but its roots go back to the early 20th Century. The Irish-themed restaurant is dedicated to Catherine O’Grady, who came to the United States from Ireland in 1908. As stated on the establishment’s Web site, “Catherine’s amazing love and dedication to her family, her […]

School Budgets Approved in Local School Districts; New Trustees Elected

School Budgets Approved in Local School Districts; New Trustees Elected

  School budgets were approved in all seven districts in the Northern Westchester region Tuesday, while new school trustees were elected in Lakeland, Croton-Harmon and Peekskill. In Lakeland, the $161 million budget, which carries a 2.5% tax increase in Yorktown and a 1.7% tax decrease in Cortlandt, was passed 941-339. A bus proposition also was […]

Auditor Attributes Yorktown Pension Shortfall to Settled Contracts

Auditor Attributes Yorktown Pension Shortfall to Settled Contracts

The auditor for the Town of Yorktown told the town board last week the nearly $1 million shortfall in the town’s state pension cost projections last year could be attributed to multi-year retroactive raises in the settled PBA and CSEA contracts. “If we didn’t settle all these contracts this would not have happened,” Alan Kassay […]

Pension Shortfall Raises Questions About Possible Cover-up

Pension Shortfall Raises Questions About Possible Cover-up

Questions were raised last week about a nearly $1 million shortfall in the Town of Yorktown’s state pension cost projections last year. In the 2013 budget, approximately $1.6 million was estimated by Town Comptroller Patricia Caporale and Supervisor Michael Grace, but the payment sent to the state on December 13 was more than $2.6 million. […]

Business Profile: Savannah’s Southern House, Yorktown

Business Profile: Savannah’s Southern House, Yorktown

Do you have a craving for fried green tomatoes, fancy some chicken and waffles; or have a yen for sweet potato casserole? If so, you should head to Yorktown and Savannah’s Southern House, which opened on April 2 on Route 202, which offers a wide range of southern specialties. The establishment is owned by Cortlandt […]

Debate over Filling Yorktown Town Board Vacancy Continues

Debate over Filling Yorktown Town Board Vacancy Continues

A second attempt by Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace to fill a four-month vacancy on the Town Board with Rich Campanaro failed again last week. Grace made a motion to appoint Campanaro to the seat held by Dave Paganelli before Paganelli was elected highway superintendent following a public hearing on a proposed local law that would […]

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, […]