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May 24, 2022

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown Athletic Club held its annual Opening Day ceremonies at Harrison Apar Field of Dreams in Yorktown Heights on April 30. Before the game between YAC Majors division (ages 11-13) teams “Coach Diner” Red Sox and “Financial Decisions” Blue Jays, sixth grader Frankie Ploger read ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – “We’re the first Westchester County town to have dedicated pickleball courts,” said Chair of the Yorktown Pickleball Committee Lynne Withers. The non-profit Friends of Yorktown Parks and Recreation organized and ran the Pickleball Tournament at the town’s courts at Granite ...

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James Graham, Nick Barrera, Noreen Donnellan, Ann Marie Moffa, Ralph Schiavone, Andrew Merante, Jerry Marchesi, and Terita Bradoc all knew that the May 5 photo was taken of the Route 132 bridge over the Taconic State Parkway. If you know where this week’s photo was taken, email ...

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LIBRARY HOURS Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 914-245-5262; jchart@wlsmail.org, yorktownlibrary.org. DID YOU KNOW? If you missed out on some of the library’s latest events, signing up for our biweekly e-newsletter is an ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On April 23, local non-profit My Brother Vinny won its third consecutive Veterans Award in Las Vegas. Founder Paula Miritello and Kenny Beck presented this year’s award before the Yorktown Town Board at last week’s meeting.  The non-profit organizes and distributes furniture ...

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Take a look inside our weekly editorial team meeting. Click HERE to listen or you can watch the video. 

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On May 7, the Yorktown Lions Club sponsored its first Kentucky Derby Party at the American Legion Hall. The party consisted of a southern tasting fare, raffles, a silent auction, a bourbon tasting, and games. The event raised nearly $4,500 and all proceeds will go toward ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown celebrated Arbor Day on April 29 with a ceremony near Town Hall. The afternoon was highlighted a tree planting, a song sung by Crompond Elementary School students, and the announcement of the winners of the annual Arbor Day Student Poster Contest. “Trees provide ...

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James Graham, Michael Hoy, and Terita Bradoc are the select few who knew that the April 24 photo was taken at the firehouse on Locksley Road. If you know where this week’s photo was taken, email YorktownNews@halstonmedia.com

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LIBRARY HOURS Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 914-245-5262; jchart@wlsmail.org, yorktownlibrary.org. DID YOU KNOW? Do you have a little artist in the house? Did you know that we are starting a new “Little Art at Hart” exhibit at our ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – When Brian Duffy, a 47-year resident of Yorktown, learned that the wrestling team was in need of new wrestling mats, and his daughter’s softball team didn’t have a shed to store its equipment, he started thinking. After considering the myriad needs of so many of the town’s ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – Thanks to a donation, the John C. Hart Memorial Library has a new chess table that was installed in memory of a loyal patron. In April 2020, the library received a letter containing a donation of $1,000 to pay tribute to Herman Ivanow, a Yorktown resident and lover of chess, ...

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Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 914-245-5262; jchart@wlsmail.org, yorktownlibrary.org. DID YOU KNOW? The library is always a great place to visit where you can find out new knowledge and skills. The library is also a place where ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown is spotless from curb to curb thanks to the 470 volunteers who participated in the 33rd annual Battle of Yorktown litter clean-up on Saturday, April 23. These volunteers spent the day ridding the town’s parks, commuter lots, and roads of diverse types of litter. Volunteers ...

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Congratulations to David Milstein, who was the only reader to correctly identify that the April 7 photo was taken at Romano’s in Shrub Oak. If you know where this week’s photo was taken, email yorktownnews@halstonmedia.com

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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – Support Connection celebrated 25 years of supporting women and families with breast and ovarian cancers with its Silver Jubilee on Friday, April 1. “This is a tremendous milestone,” said Support Connection Executive Director Katherine Quinn. Quinn said she joined the ...

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The library opening hours: • Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. • Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. • Sunday, noon-4 p.m. 914-245-5262; jchart@wlsmail.org, yorktownlibrary.org (A) Adults Program (C) Children’s Program (Y) Young Adults Program DID YOU KNOW? ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On Election Night 2021, lifelong Yorktown resident Tom Pomposello was caught on camera uttering a racial slur against a sitting town councilman. The 55-year-old immediately resigned his post as a district leader with the Yorktown Republican Party and issued a statement of ...

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The library opening hours: • Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. • Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. • Sunday, noon-4 p.m. 914-245-5262; jchart@wlsmail.org, yorktownlibrary.org (A) Adults Program (C) Children’s Program (Y) Young Adults Program DID YOU KNOW? ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Rain was in the forecast for Saturday, April 9, but it held off just long enough for hundreds of Yorktown kids to enjoy the annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event is co-sponsored every year by the Yorktown Lions Club and Yorktown Parks and Recreation Department. The thousands of ...

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Nice job by James Graham, Terita Bradoc, Bob Spadaccia, Chris Moskowitz, Sue LaCalamito, Elena Panagi, Conor Jines, Scott Morris, Lori Nolan, Alyssa Weiss, and David Cartenuto, who all knew that last week’s photo was taken of the Underhill Avenue building that is home to Furci’s restaurant and ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Construction has started on the inclusive playground at Granite Knolls Park—three years after being awarded a $250,000 grant from New York State. State Sen. Pete Harckham secured the funding in 2019, but the Covid-19 pandemic stalled the playground’s production. It is being ...

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The library opening hours: • Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. • Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. • Sunday, noon-4 p.m. 914-245-5262; jchart@wlsmail.org, yorktownlibrary.org (A) Adults Program (C) Children’s Program (Y) Young Adults Program DID YOU ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. - The Shrub Oak Athletic Club kicked off another baseball season on Saturday, April 2, with a parade. Teams made their way from the Lakeland Administration Building on East Main Street to Shrub Oak Park on Sunnyside Avenue. At the fields, town officials made speeches and a ...

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A lot of readers knew that the March 20 photo was taken at the John C. Hart Memorial Library! Nice job by Elena Panagi, Robert Lombardi, Chris Moskowitz, Robin Bello, AnnMarie Queale, Anne Brosnan, Marshall Moseley, Rob Garrigan, Sunitha Howard, Beth Duggan, Patti McGuinness, Eileen M. Manchess, ...

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During these turbulent world times, it is still relatively easy to feel safe and protected in our suburban haven of Yorktown. But in 1946, just after the horrors of World War II, Yorktown inadvertently auditioned for a leading role on the world stage as a possible location for the headquarters of ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Over 100 people banded together to show solidarity and support for Ukraine during Yorktown’s Candlelight Prayer Vigil on Sunday, March 13. Amongst the attendees was Nadiia Demus, a four-year resident of Yorktown. The prayer vigil couldn’t have come at a better time for her. It ...

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The library opening hours: • Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. • Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. • Sunday, noon-4 p.m. 914-245-5262; jchart@wlsmail.org, yorktownlibrary.org (A) Adults Program (C) Children’s Program (Y) Young Adults Program DID YOU KNOW? Do ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Garden of Hope is about neighbors helping neighbors. Completely run by volunteers, the garden is used to provide fresh produce to local food pantries for people in need. In that spirit, the Yorktown’s Elks Lodge gave a $3,500 grant to the Garden of Hope on Friday, March 18.

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The sound of shouting and laughter filled the gym at the Community & Cultural Center on Friday, March 11, as a large group gathered at the Yorktown Teen Center for the first time in almost two years. After having shut their doors in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Teen ...

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