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Yorktown News 05.20.21

Vol. 10 No. 9 Visit for the latest news. Thursday, May 20, 2021


charging stations


BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER is an incredible amount of rebate
money up for grabs for munici-

palities throughout the state of

A plan to bring publicly ac- New York to provide these ser-

cessible electric-vehicle charging vices.”

stations to the town at no cost to One such rebate is available

local taxpayers is being explored through Con Ed, which has been

by the Town Board. known to cover up to 90 percent

FLO, a company that designs of the cost of stations built in its

and manufactures such stations, coverage area. New York State

made its pitch to the board at last Energy Research and Develop-

week’s work session. e compa- ment Authority (NYSERDA)

ny identi ed the Brian J. Slavin also provides rebates, Leno said.

Aquatic Facility and the John C. e charging stations would

Hart Memorial Library as the belong to Yorktown, which

ideal locations for them. would collect any revenue gener-

ey would be Level 2 stations, ated from them, minus 10 per-

meaning they provide about 25 cent for FLO. e town is able

PHOTO: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER miles of range per hour plugged to set prices to use the stations.

The Brown family—Drew, John, Paula, and Katelyn—is ready to enjoy the show. in, said Rose Leno , a project As an example, Leno said, the

Mobile movie night manager with FLO. Electric ve- town could charge one dollar for

e rst of four planned summer mobile movie nights was held on ursday, May 13, with a showing hicle owners wouldn’t likely use the rst hour with a dollar in-
of “Star Wars: e Force Awakens” at the Je erson Valley Mall.
them to get a full battery charge, crease for every subsequent hour.
Turn to Page 18 for more photos.
but would rather plug their cars e town would also be re-

in while running errands. sponsible for buying the electric-

Each location would have ity from Con Ed.

Level 2 stations, which start Councilman Ed Lachterman

around $1,800 each, Leno SEE TOWN BOARD PAGE 6
said. However, she said, “ ere


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Three veteran YPD officers retire


e Yorktown Police Department is set to see turnover in

their ranks following the retirement of three o cers over the

past two months with a combined 94 years of law enforcement


Lakeland School Resource O cer Lawrence Paniccia, De-

tective William Gordineer, and Detective Tim Tausz have all

departed in the past two months, and their careers have been

remembered fondly through celebrations by the department.

Paniccia began his career at the New York City Department

of Corrections in 1999 and joined the Yorktown Police Depart-

ment as an o cer in 2005. He spent the last 11 on Lakeland

Central School District campuses as the SRO, building rela-

tionships with the students and sta while keeping them safe.

In 2009, Paniccia was awarded the Yorktown Police Depart-

ment’s Excellent Police Duty award for disarming a subject in

emotional distress and was awarded a Life-Saving Award in

2013 for his actions when a subject entered cardiac arrest at

Lakeland High School. Detective Bill Gordineer
Lakeland SRO Larry Paniccia
“O cer Paniccia was a
Detective Tim Tausz
master of de-escalation and

was known in-house as our

EDP (Emotionally Dis- ‘All of us at the
turbed Person) Whisperer,”

said Police Chief Robert No- Yorktown Police
ble. “Always a smile, always
engaging, and always profes-

sional.” wish Detective
Gordineer, known among

the YPD ranks as “Gordo,” Tausz, Detective
served his hometown depart-

ment for 32 years. A graduate Gordineer, and
of Lakeland High School, he O cer Paniccia a
was recognized throughout

the department as the “most long, healthy, and
indispensable member,” ac-

cording to the YPD’s Face- happy retirement.
book post commemorating

his retirement. ey’ve certainly

“ e glue that held many earned it.’
moving parts together at

YPD. He was our informa-

tion technology master. His –Chief Robert Noble

nest attribute was never say- Yorktown Police
ing no,” Noble said. “ ere Department
was no one who worked

harder and was more e cient

during his run as detective.

He made all of our jobs easier,

especially mine.”

Gordineer managed the

information technology systems and created the YPD’s real-

time hazard tracker, a system to keep the public updated during

times of severe weather.

Tausz committed 40 years to the YPD, serving in myriad

roles that included: general topics instructor, collision recon-

structionist, special patrol o cer, sex crime, and sex o ender

investigator, and the rst drone commander in YPD history.

Tausz also served as the president of the Westchester County

Detectives Association and received the Detective of the Year

award from the association. He helped found the New York

Statewide Accident Reconstruction Association and volun-

teered for the American Red Cross for 35 years.

“You won’t see many more police o cers completing a 40-

year career, as Tausz just did,” Noble said. “To have that type of

longevity, you must be talented in your craft and enjoy what you

do. Detective Tausz embodied that. A very skilled investigator.”

On behalf of police sta in Yorktown, Noble added that “all

of us at the Yorktown Police Department wish Detective Tausz,

Detective Gordineer, and O cer Paniccia a long, healthy, and

happy retirement. ey’ve certainly earned it.” 


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The Staff Question of the Week with Supervisor Slater

EDITORIAL TEAM DON’T LETCan you speak to COVID-19 restrictions and if/when those will start to be relaxed?
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TOWN BOARD HALLOCKS MILL CUT THROUGH Hallocks Mill a one-way road in either new lining. Strawberry Road’s water main
When it comes to correcting a popular direction. is solution only eliminates is “very heavily tuberculated,” Rundle said.

cut-through road in Yorktown, the Town commuter tra c in either the morning or e Town Board, in its 2021 budget, in-

wondered whether providing this service Board is learning that every action has a evening, and also makes it more di cult cluded $600,000 for relining.

might be considered an illegal gift of pub- reaction. for residents to navigate their own neigh- Rundle said he would like to present

lic funds. But Town Supervisor Matt Slat- For motorists traveling from Route 35 borhood, Greeley said. his relining plan to residents once Town

er said the intent is to at least break even. to the Taconic State Parkway, or vice versa, Other options involved adding a partial Board meetings are held in person again.

“It’s not really that we’re subsidizing it,” using Hallocks Mill Road shaves about or full road closure to the middle of Hal- Slater said it’s important for residents to

Slater said. “We’re just providing the op- 1,500 feet o of their commute. e fact locks Mill Road near Laurel Court. Doing understand why this is needed.

portunity and technology for people to that Hallocks Mill is a residential road so, however, would likely divert more traf- “Why are we going to be spending

charge their own cars. with speedbumps is irrelevant to navigation c to other neighborhood roads, Greeley millions of dollars, when all is said and

“We’re trying to set this up so that there systems, which are designed to get motor- said. done, to reline these pipes?” Slater said.

is no cost to the town,” the supervisor ists from Point A to Point B in the quick- “No matter what you do,” Greeley told “Well, when you see what the water pipes

added. est amount of time. So, the “shortcut” is a the board, “you’re going to have an e ect look like when the water’s going through

For the rst year, FLO would provide highly used one, much to the chagrin of on some other roadway. at’s the bottom them… I think the public is going to be

parts and labor. After that, the town could some neighborhood residents. According line.” thanking their lucky stars that we recog-

purchase FLO’s warranty program at $50 to tra c data, between 250 and 300 cars Highway Superintendent Dave Pagan- nized this as a signi cant issue and that

per year per station. e stations have use the road every hour during peak hours. elli said that, in similar situations, residents we’re trying to get back on track with that

about a ve- to seven-year lifespan, Leno Several months ago, the Town Board leading the charge are often in the “vocal regular maintenance of water infrastruc-

said. tasked Phil Greeley, a tra c consultant, minority.” To that end, he said, the board ture. Because we want to make sure the

“If we can bring EV chargers into our with exploring solutions to this problem. should be careful to not proceed before residents have clean water to drink.”

town for free, then I think it’s a win for Last week, before revealing them to the surveying all neighborhood residents.

everyone,” said Swarnav Pujari, chair of board, Greeley warned that none of the “ is is their neighborhood,” Paganelli RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

the town’s Climate Smart Communities half-dozen solutions he came up with said. “ ey should be the ones to decide it.” e Town Board also discussed resi-

Task Force. were perfect. In fact, many would create dency requirements for town department

FLO’s stations would be universal. Un- tra c issues elsewhere. CEMENT RELINING heads. Some of the unelected positions,

like Tesla’s, for instance, which are propri- For instance, he said, diverting traf- Ken Rundle, superintendent of the Wa- such as comptroller or town attorney, have

etary technology and only work with Tesla c away from Hallocks Mills would add ter Department, sought the board’s ap- already been exempted from this require-

vehicles. more tra c to the heavily congested inter- proval to go out to bid on a cement relin- ment, but many positions still require

e stations would not have credit-card section of routes 35, 118, and 202. ing project for sewer lines on Strawberry them to be lled by Yorktown residents.

readers because they would be exposed to One option was to add more speed Road, Hanover Street, Front Street, and a e board was in agreement that this

the elements and likely to malfunction as humps and signage barring commercial portion of Underhill Avenue. Strawberry did not make sense, but changing the law

a result. Instead, users would likely have tra c on Hallocks MIll. But the existing Road would be done rst in 2021, fol- would require approval from the state leg-

to download a smartphone app. Or they speed humps have hardly served as a de- lowed by the other three in 2022. islature. Town Attorney Adam Rodriguez

could call the phone number on the sta- terrent, leaving Greeley skeptical that add- However, with construction costs rising was already at work on a proposed resolu-

tion and talk to an operator. ing more is the answer. “ at’s really the in most sectors, Rundle thought it prudent tion.

Despite FLO’s presentation, the Town simplest option,” Greeley said. “But [it] to lock in a contractor now to do the work. “ is will allow us to hire people from

Board would have to competitively bid out will have probably little e ect.” Relining, as the name suggests, is the a larger pool of candidates,” said Council-

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Bouncing back from remote learning failure

STRONG actually couldn’t do the work puts the student on the right much you pay per hour. I own a with sports or other activities.
LEARNING either. We know our friends are track. As an aside, remember tutoring service and some kids • All of you will now have a
paying for tutors and we just the teacher gets paid for a cer- only need one or two sessions.
DR. LINDA can’t a ord it. What do you tain number of hours per day. Some don’t even need tutoring. realistic estimate of the number
SILBERT suggest we do at this point to If they volunteer to help out, of days until their tests.
be sure they both pass every thank them!! For some reason ey just have to commit—
Dear Dr. Linda, course and so we won’t have to people expect teachers to work with your help—to doing the • en talk to their teachers
is year was a disaster for deal with summer school? We overtime without pay. Doctors, assignments. For those stu- to nd out if they, or any other
really want to go on vacation housekeepers, lawyers, plumb- dents, just having a supportive teachers, are having review ses-
both my kids, a ninth grader this summer! ers, electricians, and most other parent or grandparent with sions. Mark the dates on your
and an 11th grader. I’m not people in the service eld get them or nearby motivates them calendar and make every e ort
blaming the teachers, even Lorraine and Jim paid for overtime, but not enough so they stop procrasti- to have your kids attend them,
though I think a few of them Dear Lorraine and Jim, teachers. nating. either in person or on Zoom.
could have been more help-
ful. Anyway, my children are Start o by contacting each If that doesn’t work, then the Finally, if they’re having nal • Using learning strategies
usually B and C students, with teacher as soon as possible, only option you have is to hire exams, this is the time to start that worked for them in the
a few As thrown in. But having beginning with the teachers a tutor. You seem to have ruled preparing for them. Here’s past, have them practice every-
to learn online didn’t work for whose courses they’re failing. this out due to cost, but if you what they need to do. You may thing they’re learning over and
them and their grades dropped Ask them what, if anything, shop around, I’m sure you’ll be have to help them out by set- over again in order to move it
to Cs, Ds with a couple of your kids could do to raise able to nd someone who you ting up a schedule with them. from short-term to long-term
Fs thrown in. I’m pretty sure their grades. You’ll probably can a ord. e range is from memory. Practice does make
they’re failing those courses high school and college kids • Place the name of each perfect!
because they’re hard subjects nd out that you’re right. ey who tutor to professionals. Of exam on the date it will be
for them and they couldn’t do didn’t hand in homework. If course, a high school or college given on a calendar. Dr. Linda
some of the homework. We the teachers will accept it at student will be less expensive,
tried to help them, but we this time, review what they’re but they don’t have the knowl- • Count the number of days, Dr. Linda is co-author of
missing and if you can’t do it, edge or the experience of a from that day to the date of “Why Bad Grades Happen
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Only in the movies

down, down to nobody knows heading towards a giant ripsaw. about to go over a bridge and a excruciatingly long journey to-
It makes me feel as though I barrier comes down in front of ward hers. Finally, they embrace
MAN where because they always get wasn’t even worth it. me.Turns out it’s a drawbridge, and kiss frantically, their arms
OVERBOARD rescued just in time. It’s about and I had to make a split-second and hands moving all over each
the same consistency as Rice How many times in lms do decision on whether or not to others’ backs and hair and their
RICK you see a guy say a whole bunch bust through the barrier and lips smushing against each oth-
MELÉN Krispies with too much milk of rude things to a girl, and she jump the drawbridge. I’ve seen it ers’ teeth. ank God they got it
and not enough sugar. It always says a whole bunch of nasty done a million times in the mov- in one take, says their dentist. In
things back, and before you ies, but I don’t remember anyone real life, we share the wine and
looks exactly the same, as if know it, they’re rolling around ever doing it in a Dodge Dart. the long look, and without tak-
on the oor, pulling at each My mind races ahead, and I real- ing my eyes o hers, I move in
there was only one guy in Hol- other’s hair in wanton abandon. ize that not only will I not make for the big moment, and I’m al-
In real life, one of the nasty things it to the other side, but my fender most there, and she says, “What
I’ve been in quarantine for lywood who knew the recipe. she says to me is that it looks like will have a huge dent from the the hell do you think you’re
a while now, and I’ve seen I haven’t vacuumed the oor in barrier, and I’m going to get a doing? When I asked you, ‘Is
just about every movie Every time I see some sand in at least two months so she’s not bill for the hole I put in the sail- that the bathroom over there?’ it
the jungle, I stand on it while I rolling around on it. And one boat that was coming through sounded to you like, ‘We should
time it with my watch to see if of the rude things I say to her is at the time, and they’re going to kiss now, cue the music?’” When
don’t pull my damn hair. She says charge me to replace the barrier she comes back from the bath-
and television show that was it’s any quicker than usual, but so don’t bother calling her, and I tell I busted AND I’m going to get room, not only has the moment
her I can’t because I don’t have a ticket for going 60 mph trying passed, but now I have to go, too.
ever made. I’ve also been liv- far, nothing. her number, so she gives it to me to get my speed up. So, I just Only in the movies.
and THEN reiterates the not stopped, and after 20 minutes, I
ing in the real world for, well, ere’s no nesse in killing calling part. And before she slams wish I had tried it. Join Rick and Trillium at 6:30
the door in my face, I tell her that p.m. Friday, May 21, at Black
actually never, but I’ve certainly anyone anymore. In a James I wouldn’t call her if she was the In the movies, those two pla- Rock Kitchen in Croton-on-
last woman left on Earth. Unless tonic friends have been through Hudson for some socially distanced
observed others doing it and it Bond movie, you could take a she wants me to. Also, that it’s a lot, and one of them realizes outdoor dining and music! Look for
my apartment, but she already he’s in love with her. ey share Rickster Melen on Facebook! Say
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there’s a di erence between what somebody’s pillow, and during an I was in driving in New Jersey

happens in the movies and what inopportune u , CHOMP! A

happens during a normal day, slow painful death, unless Rick

and they almost never intersect. Melén is there to save the day.

For instance, you often see “Rick! You did it! You sucked

something called “quicksand” the poison from the wound and

in the movies, but you never see spit it out! You’re my HERO!”

it in real life. It’s usually in the “Wait, you’re supposed to spit it

middle of a forest somewhere, out? What the hell, no one ever

and instead of simply walking told me that part!” Nowadays, no

around it, somebody goes right one even takes the time to strap

in it, and starts sinking down, me onto a moving conveyor belt

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Diane DaRin Vijacki Dorothy Briccetti During the second half of her life,

Diane DaRin Vijacki Dorothy Briccetti was a long- in Florida, Dorothy was a profes-

died on Friday, May 14, in time resident of Honeymoon Island, sional artist, accomplished both as a

the loving care of her sons, Dunedin, Florida. Born on Sept. 6, sculptor and a painter. She was also

Kevin and Darren Vijacki. 1927, in Mount Kisco, she is survived a master craftsperson, making stained

She is also survived by by four children: Lee Ellen, Freder- glass windows and lamps of exquisite

her husband, Bob Vijacki. ick, John, and Anne, as well as a son- beauty, taking commissions. She par-

Diane was born in 1938. in-law, Chris, and daughters-in-law, ticipated in the ArtGroup gallery for

Her family originally lived Rebecca and Loren. She has six re- many years in Dunedin and taught

in the Bronx, where she at- markable grandchildren and a sister, private art classes, participating in

tended PS 108 before mov- erese, along with many nieces and numerous exhibitions.

ing to Yorktown Heights in nephews with whom she was close On Dec. 9, 2008, a re destroyed

1948. She graduated from throughout her long and creative life- the ArtGroup gallery and Dorothy’s

the Yorktown Central time. artistry was featured in the local press

School in 1955, and went She lived the rst half of her life because her six-foot wooden “Pieta”

on to work for General in New York State as a dedicated wife, mother, and sculpture was rescued from the re almost intact.

Foods as an administrative assistant for 11 years before de- teacher. But her passion was always in the realm of Charred as it was, the piece, which she was able to

ciding to raise a family. ne arts and art history, and she was recognized from partially restore, became a deeply spiritual symbol of

She often re ected on her years at GF with great fond- an early age by her family and friends as a uniquely life’s resiliency.

ness and maintained contact with former co-workers gifted visual artist. Dorothy could do anything with Dorothy loved her family, politics, nature, and

throughout her life. her hands—paint, renovate a house, create a huge animals. She continued to make creative work well

Diane loved to travel and has explored several countries. marble sculpture (with power tools most people into her 90s, always experimenting—from paintings

She especially enjoyed trips to Northern Italy, where her couldn’t even lift). of local butter ies to new forms of colorful geomet-

family was originally from.She also worked as a travel agent As a young woman, Dorothy worked as a dress- ric abstraction. Her favorite quote is from the Eng-

for many years in both corporate and leisure travel. maker and millenary designer at luxury department lish theologian Malcolm Muckridge, “You need two

Diane was an especially kind and compassionate person stores with their own couture lines, such as Henri things to lead a successful, happy life: moral integrity

with a deep commitment to her faith, family, and friends. Bendel; and she won a scholarship to the Fashion and good luck.” She had both.

She also had a very special relationship with her mother, Institute of Technology. After college, she dedicated She was married for 28 years to Dr. Frederick Bric-

Adeline DaRonco DaRin. She cherished every minute of her early career to working as an innovative educator, cetti (deceased, 1985).

time they spent together and cared for her with profound while receiving two advanced degrees from Columbia Her family remembers Dorothy as a person of

devotion until her mother’s passing 2005. Teachers College. Simultaneously, she was raising her great energy, intelligence, and artistic gifts. She was

Diane’s genuine and warmhearted nature will be missed children, making a gracious and elegant home, and a deeply loving person and a creative force in many

by all who knew and loved her. supporting her husband in his medical practice. people’s lives.

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Jeannie Fink Ryan Dey Eli Birch Ryan Rodriguez

Alexa Williams Lee Birch Evan Vasile

Yorktown students earn academic honors at the Harvey School

e Harvey School in Katonah has announced the names of area students who have earned academic honors for the rst marking period of the spring term.
Yorktown residents Jeannie Fink, grade 12 and Alexa Williams, grade 9, have achieved GPAs of 4.0 or above and earned Cavalier Scholar certi cates.
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The movie night was held in the JV Mall parking lot.


Members of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the JV Mall, the town e rst of four planned summer mobile
of Yorktown, and the Yorktown Lions Club—the organizations that movie nights was held on ursday, May
helped put the movie night together 13, with a showing of “Star Wars: e Force
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e next movie night is scheduled for
June 10,also at the mall.Registration will be
available a week out on the town’s website

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Katonah filmmaker’s romantic drama released


CONTRIBUTING WRITER Brian DeCubellis (standing, left) in

between takes on the set of “Trust.”

When the cast and crew of the PHOTOS COURTESY OF DECUBELLIS FILMS

new lm, “Trust,” heard the nal

“that’s a wrap” from director Bri-

an DeCubellis back in February

2020, they had no idea that New

York City and the world would

suddenly shut down just a few

days later.

DeCubellis, a Katonah resi-

dent who is also a producer and

co-screenwriter of the movie,

said that the suspenseful story

of temptation and jealousy—

having been shot in the pre-

pandemic world—is something

he believes might add an extra Katonah’s Brian DeCubellis with
the star of his movie, Victoria
element of escapism for its audi- Justice
ence, given the circumstances of
the past year.

“To watch this movie after

basically a year of shutdown is known for his role on the televi- commit it to a shot—and I love is brought to fruition. “It is so here that is really special: in my

a kind of a fantasy of what life sion series “Shadowhunters.” working with people and the much about the people, the neighborhood, there are other

was like before,” DeCubellis It is not the rst feature lm collaborative process that it is.” time, and the place,” DeCubellis lmmakers, writers, directors,

said. “ is movie involves travel; for the Rhode Island-born di- e father of two has been said.“ at context is so big for musicians, and puppeteers—it

people are in restaurants and rector, who studied lm at NYU writing and directing lms, pro- every movie that you make; no really stuck out as an advantage

nobody is wearing a mask. It and lived in Brooklyn before set- ducing TV shows, commercials, two experiences are ever really when we decided to move here,”

already is a bit of a fantasy ful- tling in Katonah a decade ago. and music videos for 20 years, alike.” he said.

llment kind of movie, but the In 2016, his debut was a lm and has created programming His latest work,“Trust,”brings “It is great to live in a com-

pandemic layer really heightens noir, crime-thriller called “Man- with over 300 recording artists together an attractive cast, set in munity that appreciates the arts,

that and really makes you long hattan Night,” starring Adrien for MTV Networks, as well as glamorous locations that provide like special screenings at the

for that pre-pandemic life.” Brody, Yvonne Strahovski, and for and get- a backdrop for the provocative Katonah Library or table-reads

e lm’s name, “Trust,” Jennifer Beals., where he was the in- plot which, he said, “is a combi- of screenplays by local writers—

speaks to the core issue of mari- For DeCubellis, bringing sto- house video director. He found- nation of a bit of a puzzle, mys- and to be able to walk the dog

tal delity that it explores, in a ries to the big screen has been a ed DeCubellis Films in 2003, tery, and suspense,” adding that and bump into someone else in

work that is based on a play by driving passion as far back as he to develop and produce feature “it makes for a great date movie.” the entertainment world and ask

Kristen Lazarian. e story re- can remember. lms and TV shows. Living in Katonah and being them how their latest project is

volves around a beautiful, young, “I always wanted to do this— He said that every project he a lmmaker has been an ideal going, is just great.”

married couple whose relation- and I don’t come from a family has ever worked on becomes t for DeCubellis, who con- “Trust” premiered March

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Yorktown’s Will Embury

fires one past the
Lakeland keeper.


Yorktown tops
Lakeland/Panas in
thrilling Murphy Cup

Game played in honor Huskers legend
Rob Kavovit

BY MIKE SABINI Fittingly, it was Yorktown’s Jack Dun-

CONTRIBUTING WRITER can (2G), who wears the same No. 15 that

Kavovit wore at Yorktown, who scored the

e Murphy Cup, the annual a air Huskers’ 15th goal on May 15, to put the

between crosstown rivals Yorktown and Huskers up 15-12 with 5:21 to go in the

Lakeland/Panas, named after the founder game.

of the Yorktown boys lacrosse program “It was a tting tribute to an amazing

Charlie Murphy, is always an emotional man and player in Rob,” said Yorktown

one, especially this year. coach Sean Carney said. “It was a surreal

One reason why is because of the two- moment.”

year wait between games, after last season’s Yorktown held on for an emotional PHOTOS: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER

contest was canceled because of the pan- 15-14 triumph at Lakeland High School, Yorktown and Lakeland players battle for possession.

demic. having fans clamoring for a rematch in the

Another is because the game displayed postseason.

the intensity and competitiveness remi- Leading the Huskers to their 28th vic- to get that Murphy Cup, so we’ll take it.” and Adam Norris (13 saves) contributed

niscent of what old-timers consider the tory in 31 Murphy Cup games was Dylan e Huskers jumped out to an 8-2 lead to the Husker win.

rivalry’s heyday of the early 1990s, when Beck (5G, 1A). before Lakeland/Panas came storming Nick Graap (2G, 2A), Liam Burke (2G,

the game was truly a who’s who of the la- “It’s such an honor for everybody who’s back to go up 11-10 on a goal by Reed 1A), Tyler Nocito (2G, 1A), Auggie Kocaj

crosse world. played here for decades,” Beck said about ompson (3G, 1A), assisted by Nick (1G), Mark Cummins (1G), Justin Stabile

More importantly, adding to the emo- what it means to play for the Murphy Cup. Conetta, with 4:12 left in the third quarter. (1G), and Myles Orf (3 saves) produced

tion was the fact that the game was played “Yorktown has a history of winning this “Yorktown’s a rival and it’s such a big for the Rebels.

in memory of one of those players who and just doing it for Murph, doing it for game,” said Lakeland/Panas’ Conor Huf- “Give the kids credit; they are the ones

made that time period so great: legendary Rob Kavovit, and just the whole situation nagel (2G, 2A). “We just wanted it badly. who executed. You could see the mo-

Yorktown and Syracuse University attack- this year. Especially for the boys last year, is comeback really showed that this mentum and con dence building,” said

man Rob “Kavo” Kavovit, the third-lead- we’re de nitely playing for them, too.” team can play with anyone.” Lakeland/Panas’ coach Jim Lindsay. “I am

ing scorer in Husker history. Make no mistake about it, this is a game Beck then put Yorktown back on top proud of the way they dug themselves out

Kavovit, a three-time state champion, Yorktown expects to win. for good with two goals late in the third of that hole (the 8-2 de cit).”

and two-time All-American as a Husker “For the boys, this one of the games they quarter. e Huskers (5-1) played another clas-

and an NCAA champion and three-time are so excited for,”Carney said.“ ey were Harry Gri (3G, 2A), Will Embury sic at Rye on Monday, May 17, losing their

All-American at Syracuse, died on March proud that they could do their job. York- (3G), Spencer Norris (1G, 2A), Evan Ma- SEE LACROSSE PAGE 21

16 at age 45 in Stuart, Florida. town lacrosse, when you play, your job is kar (1G), Jason Fastiggi (14/27 face-o s),

Thursday, May 20, 2021 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 21



rst game of the season, 9-8, in overtime, led by

Gri (3G, 1A), Beck (2G, 1A), Brendan Regan

(2G), Embury (1G), and Adam Norris (13 saves).

Yorktown won their senior-night contest

with an 18-5 victory against visiting Arlington

on ursday, May 13, paced by Gri (6G,1A), Lakeland’s Conor
Duncan (4G), Brendan Doller (3G), Embury Hufnagel celebrates a
(2G, 1A), Beck (2G, 1A), Liam Marr (1G), Sava second-quarter goal.
Makarenko (1A), Makar (1A), Fastiggi (15/21

face-o s), Adam Norris (8 saves), and John Fal-

cone (3 saves).

Doller, Embury, Falcone, Beck, Makar, Regan,

Adam Norris, Spencer Norris, Teddy Kozera,

Marco Landicino, Ethan Andrews, Keith Boyer,

and Michael Marchini were the seniors honored

before the game.

Beck (4G, 2A), Duncan (3G), Embury (2G,

1A), Doller (1G), Spencer Norris (1G), James

Solazzo (1G), Marchini (1G), Makar (1G), An-

drew Weismann (1G), Marr (1A), Gri (1A),

Adam Norris (6 saves), and Vito DeBellis (3

saves) led Yorktown in its 15-2 triumph at Fox

Lane on Tuesday, May 11.

ompson (4G, 7A), Graap (4G, 2A), Huf-

nagel (3G, 2A), Tyler Nocito (2G), Liam Burke

(1G, 1A), Chris Macaluso (2A), Joseph Alleva

(1G), Mark Cummins (1A), and Myles Orf (7

saves) ignited Lakeland/Panas to a 15-2 victory Yorktown’s Spencer
at Brewster on ursday, May 13. Norris heads upfield.

Vincent Scialdone and Cummins combined to PHOTOS:
win all 19 face-o s the Rebels took, with Scial- BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER

done taking the majority of them.

Nocito (1G, 1A), ompson (1G), Hufnagel

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Lakeland senior benefits from Huskies’ experience

Ava Knopf fields her position. PHOTO: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER BY MIKE SABINI for the 2019-20 campaign.
© 2020 Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US LLC CONTRIBUTING WRITER What was that experience
comfort— Lakeland softball senior sec- like of playing for the Huskies
in any ond baseman Ava Knopf, who and how much did playing on
season. was pulled up to the team as an that team help you in your de-
eighth grader, has started on the velopment as a softball player?
The most e cient way Hornets’ varsity squad for four
to heat AND cool years. Playing on that team has ben-
the rooms you live in, e ted me most in my softball
without wasting energy As a sophomore, she showed career. Every single girl is work-
in the rooms you don’t. her ability to hit in the clutch, ing towards the same goals: to be
by hitting a walk-o two-run the best player you can be and to
And, with NY utility home run in a 3-1 victory in the play at the next level.
rebates, there has never Section 1 Class A quarter nals
been a better time to against visiting Pelham. Being surrounded by the best
upgrade to a whole-home of the best de nitely brought up
heat pump. at Lakeland squad made it my level of play drastically.
to the Class A nals, nishing
Rebate based on system capacity. with a 22-1 record. How old were you when you
started playing softball and
Knopf, who will play softball what got you started?
in college at East Stroudsburg
University, has also played for I was 6 years old when I start-
the Empire State Huskies Na- ed playing softball. My dad had
tional Team, which accumulated signed my sisters and me up just
an unfathomable 86-6-4 record so we would have a sport or ac-
tivity to try growing up.

Little did I know that I would
grow such a passion for this

What is your favorite thing
about being on the softball
team at Lakeland?

My favorite thing about being
on the Lakeland softball team
is knowing that my teammates
constantly have my back. We’re
a solid team so I know that if I
make an error in the eld or can’t
hit one day, there’s always some-
body else I can rely on.

What is your favorite team
activity or pregame or post-
game ritual that you share with
your teammates?

My favorite pregame rit-
ual would have to be getting
Dunkin’ or Starbucks with some
of my teammates.

Who has been your biggest
role model over the years and
what have you learned from

My dad has de nitely been
my biggest role model over the
years. I learned everything I
know from him both on and
o the eld. I couldn’t be more
thankful for the best dad and
coach ever.

Tell us one thing about
yourself that not a lot of people

I am very superstitious with a
lot of things I do.

Do you plan to continue to
play softball in college? Tell us
about where you are going to
school and why you chose it?

I plan on continuing my soft-
ball career at East Stroudsburg
University. As soon as I stepped
foot onto the campus I felt right
at home and knew it was where I
was going to spend the next four


Thursday, May 20, 2021 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 23



Do you know what you want to study in college? If yes, what are

you planning on studying and why?

I’m undecided.

Who is your favorite professional athlete and pro (or college)

sports team?

Yankees because I grew up always watching them, and players like

Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera are great athletes who inspire me.

What is your favorite music to listen to warming up for a game?

I can listen to anything. I prefer upbeat music.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

I would want to y so I can get places faster.

If you could pick one place to visit on vacation that you’ve never

been to, where would you go and why?

I would go to Bora Bora because it looks really nice and I love the


What is your favorite food to eat before or after a game?

Before my game I normally eat something small like a protein bar

and after I like to eat dinner like chicken cutlets and whatever food

is cooked at home.

Best place to eat in Yorktown and why?

In my opinion, the best place to eat in Yorktown is Bob-B-Q’s.

ey have all my favorite foods.

What’s the go-to app on your phone and why?

My go-to app on my phone is TikTok because I like scrolling

through funny videos and sending them to my friends. PHOTO: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER

For a young athlete growing up in the Lakeland district, what Ava Knopf runs the bases.
would you tell them about the experience of being part of the

softball team and why should they go out for the team?

I would tell a young athlete growing up in the Lakeland school dis-

trict to always work hard and to try new things. Joining sports teams, ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES.
in my case the softball team, gives you a second family.

You make so many new friendships and bonds that will last forever.

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Husker girls lax nipped by Hen Hud

YHS’ Weitman, LHS’ Bale toss no-hit gems

BY MIKE SABINI Wednesday, May 12 (Walter Yorktown’s Aliza Garofalo scored
CONTRIBUTING WRITER Panas High School) twice against Hendrick Hudson.

Yorktown Girls Alyssa Signorile (1G), Em- PHOTOS: BOB CASTNER/CASTNERPHOTO.NET
Lacrosse (2-3) ily Ahlstead (1G), Kierra Ettere
(1G), and Husker Kaitlin Regan moves upfield.
Tuesday, May 11 (Yorktown Emily McGovern (7 saves) led YORKTOWN 9, BEACON 0 Weitman was aided by great River.
the Rebels in their 14-3 loss to Saturday, May 15 (Yorktown
High School) John Jay-Cross River. defensive plays from Brett War- Picardi,Mike Mulhern,Jack Tu-
Yorktown fell to Su ern, 14-8, High School)
SOMERS 20, LAKELAND/ Kevin Weitman threw a no- den and Pugliese, who also deliv- ite, Ray White, and Anthony Zec-
led by Alexa Borges (2G,1A),Alex PANAS 13
Scialdone (2G), Gianna Altimari hitter, allowing just one walk ered a two-run double to put the cola are the Hornet seniors who
(1G, 1A), Sammy Paglino (1G), Friday, May 14 (Somers High with 8 strikeouts in a 9-0 victory
Sophia Spallone (1G), Lindsey School) against Beacon. game away. were honored before the game.
Townes (1G), Grace Pearce (1A),
and Nicole Peters (7 saves). Lakeland/Panas fell to Somers, For the season, Weitman is 4-0 Haglund led the Huskers of-
20-13, with the Rebels led by Et- with an 0.61 ERA.
HEN HUD 8, YORKTOWN 7 tere (6G), Signorile (3G), Gwen fensively, going 3-4 with an RBI. BYRAM HILLS 1, LAKELAND 0
Friday, May 14 (Yorktown Laukaitis (2G), Linda Daly (1G), Weitman credit Pugliese and
Ahlstead (1G), and Emily Mc- his team’s defense for helping him Nick Jacoby added a triple for Friday, May 14 (Lakeland
High School) Govern (12 saves). record his st varsity no-hitter.
Delaware-bound Sophia Alti- Yorktown. High School)
Yorktown Baseball “Everyone was motivated to
mari came up with 9 clutch saves, (8-1) come out with the win after be- Lakeland Baseball Bobby Chicoine had the
which she attributes to lots of ing shut down by Beacon on game-winning homer in the top
practices, in the Huskers’ 8-7 loss BEACON 2, YORKTOWN 0 Wednesday,” Weitman said. “We
to Hendrick Hudson. Wednesday, May 12 (Beacon all wanted to come out and show (2-7) of the 11th in Byram Hills’ 1-0
them that Yorktown baseball was victory against Lakeland. Chi-
“Whether it’s during team High School) here to play and the team they got
practices, team trainings, or extra Yorktown’s Matt Alduino (5.1 on Wednesday wasn’t who we re- coine threw the nal two innings
time I spend with my sister, Gi- ally are.”
anna, practicing, I am constantly innings, 2 earned runs, 4 hits, 9 JOHN JAY CROSS RIVER 8, to pick up the win.
working to better my stick skills strikeouts, 3 walks), pitched well
and agility to keep up with such in a 2-0 setback against Beacon. LAKELAND 6
a fast-paced game,” Sophia Alti-
mari said. “Not being able to play Stephen Haglund registered 2 Wednesday, May 12 (Lakeland CARMEL 17, LAKELAND 5
with my team for so long thanks hits for the Huskers.
to quarantine only made me hun- High School) Saturday, May 15 (Carmel
grier to get back in the cage.” YORKTOWN 12, VALHALLA 4
Friday, May 14 (Yorktown Adam Picardi (3 for 4, 2 dou- High School)
e game was a great back and
forth a air, with the Sailors going High School) bles) led the Hornets on senior day SEE VARSITY PAGE 25
up 4-2 with 8:18 remaining in the e Husker bats came back in their 8-6 loss to John Jay-Cross
opening half.
alive in a 12-4 victory against
Yorktown then answered by Valhalla.
scoring the next 4 goals of the
contest, a run capped o by a goal Kyle Zaslaw led Yorktown’s
from Spallone, putting the Husk- o ensive explosion by going 2-3
ers up 6-4 with 17:15 remaining with 4 RBI, which included a
in the second half. towering 3-run home run to left

“I scored o an 8-meter, which eld in the fth inning, giving
came about from quick ball move- the Huskers a 12-3 advantage.
ment throughout the attack,”
Spallone said. “Gaining a two- “After we had a comfortable
goal lead de nitely gave the team lead, I was feeling con dent at
a boost of motivation to nish the the plate,” Zaslaw said. “With
game strong until the last whistle.” two guys getting hits in front of
me, I knew I had to do my job. It
Hen Hud also had plenty of felt good to come through with
motivation as well, rallying for the homer, especially after I have
the victory by scoring four of the been struggling at the plate the
game’s nal ve goals. past couple games. It was a nice
bounce-back win and I hope we
Spallone (2G), Aliza Garofalo continue the momentum.”
(2G), Ali Passarella (1G), Paglino
(1G), Gianna Altimari (1G), Other o ensive standouts were
Borges (2A), and Kaitlin Regan Jon Sica (2 hits, 3 RBI) and Al-
(1A) provided the o ense for the duino (2 hits, 2 RBI).
Scott Weitman (5 innings
Lakeland/Panas Girls pitched, 6 hits, 0 earned runs, 5
Lacrosse (3-4) strikeouts) earned the win.

JOHN JAY CROSS RIVER 14, “I’ve been working really hard
LAKELAND/PANAS 3 on locating my o -speed pitches
and my catcher,Tyler Pugliese,did
a great job calling the game today,”
Weitman said. “It’s also nice as a
pitcher when your o ense is pro-
ducing a lot of runs for you.”

Thursday, May 20, 2021 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 25




Monday, May 17 (Somers
High School)

Greg Gates threw a complete

game for Somers in a 3-0 Tusker

victory against Lakeland.

Lakeland Softball
(7-1) Yorktown’s Kyle
Zaslaw hit a three-
run homer in a
12-4 victory against

Wednesday, May 12 (Lakeland

High School)

Lakeland defeated John Jay-

Cross, 17-0, in 5 innings.

Hannah Matusiak (4-4, 2

home runs, 6 RBI, 3 runs), Shan- Knopf added a great day at the ktown o ensively while Breanna

non Scotto (3-3, home run, 3 plate, going 3-4. Vo shined on the mound, striking

RBI, 3 runs), and Ava Knopf out 9 and allowing no walks in 5.1

(2-3, 2 RBI, 3 runs) did the job LAKELAND 3, YORKTOWN 0 innings of relief.

at the plate, backed up by Stella Monday, May 17 (Lakeland Servedio (3-5, 1 run, 1 RBI)

Bale (11 strikeouts) pitching her High School) and Charlotte Constantine (2-4, 1 PHOTOS: DAVID ZASLAW
Bale struck out 14 and went run) also had multiple-hit games Yorktown’s Kevin Weitman shows off his no-hit form against Beacon.
third no-hitter of the season.

2-4 at the plate with an RBI and for Yorktown.

LAKELAND 1, BYRAM HILLS 0 a double in Lakeland’s 3-0 vic-

Friday, May 14 (Lakeland tory against Yorktown.

High School) Scotto (2-4, RBI, triple), Ma- CARPET

Lakeland blanked Byram Hills, tusiak (RBI, single), and Leah

1-0, in eight innings, behind Cohen (2-3) also produced for

Bale, who registered her fourth Lakeland with Maya Servedio

no-hitter of the season, second (11 strikeouts) and HARDWOOD Let
in a row and fth in her varsity Lainie Ornstein (2-3, 2 stolen Floor
career, while striking out 20. bases) standing out for Yorktown. CERAMIC TILES

“I go into every game just try- Yorktown Softball AREA RUGS
ing to pitch well for my team and WINDOWS ’N BLINDS

win,” Bale said. “ rowing a no- (8-2)
hitter is never the overall goal, but

I’m so excited when it happens.”

Scotto’s sacri ce y to deep FOX LANE 10, YORKTOWN 9

left eld scored Tyler Hormaza- Saturday, May 15 (Yorktown

bal from third base in the bot- High School)

tom of the eighth to win the Yorktown was nipped by Fox

game. Lane, 10-9, on its senior day,

“While I was at the plate, I where seniors Ornstein (1-5, 1

was thinking of driving the ball run), Alyssa Buck, and Olivia

deep in order to bring in Tyler, Fasce (2-4, 2 runs, walk) were

and I was happy to contribute honored beforehand.

especially since Stella pitched an Olivia Salveggi (2-3, home run,

amazing game,” Scotto said. 2 runs, 3 RBI, 2 walks) led Yor-



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Leading up to Lakeand High School’s graduation, Yorktown News is LHS student-
working with parents to highlight a group of seniors every week. athletes make
college picks
Vincent Scialdone – Vincent is a Travis Stern – Travis recently Gina Higgins – Student advisor
member of the National Honor committed to Pace University, and former president, Future Several student-athletes from Lakeland High School
Society. He plays on the varsity where he will be studying Business Leaders; mentor and will continue their athletic careers next year at the college
football and lacrosse teams. He economics/finance. During his former 2-year ambassador, level.
likes spending time with friends free time, he enjoys hanging Hedrick Lundqvist Foundation;
and family and enjoys fishing in out with friends and family, four-year stage manager, Wig “We are incredibly proud of our athletes for reaching
his spare time. Vincent will be going to the gym, and playing n Whiskers; and member, this milestone,” said Daniel Bel , the district’s director of
continuing his education and sports. If you can’t find Travis, Coding Club. Gina loves to help physical education, health, and athletics.
playing lacrosse at Springfield he’s probably with his friends others volunteering at Support
College. at Chipotle or driving around Connection and is going to “It is truly a very special honor and accomplishment
wasting gas. be studying astrophysics and to be able to play at the collegiate level,” he said. “ ere
computer engineering. is no question that these student-athletes are talented,
dedicated, and hardworking. We congratulate them and
wish them the best of luck.”

Lakeland High School held a ceremonial College
Signing Day on Friday, May 7, with coaches introducing
each student and celebrating their high school career.

e students from Lakeland High School are:
• Antonio Gerbasi, soccer, SUNY Potsdam
• Francesca Gerbasi, soccer, Siena College
• Ava Knopf, softball, East Stroudsburg University
• Emily Kubicsko, volleyball, Jacksonville University
• Steven Macaluso, swimming, SUNY New Paltz
• Hannah Matusiak, softball, Franklin & Marshall
• Michael Mulhern, football, SUNY Cortland
• Sidney Nivar, soccer, Pace University
• Kristen O’Shea, eld hockey, Union College
• Ava Pagliaro, soccer, Pace University
• Ray White, baseball, Manhattanville College

Alana Fischbach – Alana is a Aliyah Valcin – Aliyah is a Lauren Groccia – Committed to PHOTO: TWITTER/@LAKELANDPANAS
member of the National Honor member of the National Honor the University of Miami School of
Society, Spanish Honor Society, Society and co-founder of Nursing. 4.0 GPA, National Honor These LHS students will continue their athletic careers in
Drama and S.A.D.D. clubs, and Spanish Club. She has over 200 Society and Italian Honor Society college.
the Math Team. She will be hours of volunteer work as a member. VFW Patriotic Service
attending the University of New member of Girl Scouts and Girls Community Award (2021). Four-
Haven and majoring in forensic Inc. Aliyah loves photography year varsity volleyball athlete
science. She will also be part of and cooking. She will attend UNC and Oxygen Club volleyball
their Dual Degree Program. Charlotte in the fall, majoring in team member. JV Basketball.
graphic design. Girl Scout with 100+ hours of
community service.


Myke hired as district’s business administrator

Joy Myke has been hired as the Lakeland Central of the Tarrytowns in Sleepy Hollow, where she was the son Regional Information Center. In the private sector,
School District’s new business administrator. An expe- assistant superintendent for business after holding the Myke worked for IBM Corp. as a research analyst.
rienced school district administrator, Myke brings 18 position of business administrator. Myke supervised
years of experience in education to the role. several departments and managed the development and Myke is a graduate of Walter Panas High School. She
public presentation of the district’s budget, which ex- holds a bachelor of science in business administration
“ e district is excited to welcome Joy Myke as a key ceeded $80 million. and in computer information systems from Goldey-
member of our administrative team,” said Dr. Brendan Beacom College in Wilmington, Delaware, and she
Lyons, superintendent of schools. “She brings a wealth Myke also held the positions of assistant director earned a Certi cate of Advanced Study, School District
of experience to the role and will be a great asset to the of business a airs for Putnam Northern Westchester Business Leadership, and a master of science in educa-
district. She is also a Walter Panas graduate, and we are BOCES, school business administrator for the Peek- tion with a school leadership concentration from SUNY
thrilled to welcome her back home in a professional ca- skill City School District, database manager for the New Paltz.
pacity.” Chappaqua Central School District, and she worked
at Southern Westchester BOCES in the Lower Hud- Myke replaces Binoy Alunkal, who retired. She starts
Myke comes to Lakeland from the Public Schools with the district on July 1.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 LEISURE Yorktown News – Page 27

CLUES ACROSS 22. Glows 55. Nocturnal S. American 14. Forest resident For puzzle solutions, please see
1. Prevents harm to young 25. Measures how quickly a
5. “Losing My Religion” car moves rodent 19. The body needs it
rockers 30. One who has gained
8. Partner to pan wealth 56. Frost 23. Atomic mass unit (abbr.)
11. Cavalry unit 31. Patti Hearst’s captors
13. Peyton’s little brother 32. Extensive landed 57. Ethiopian town 24. Spell
14. Mexican dish property
15. Disseminates info to the 33. Male aristocrat 59. Curved shapes 25. Relaxing place
public 38. For each
16. Set an animal on 41. More fidgety 60. Company that rings 26. Political fundraising tool
17. Canadian flyers 43. Very happy
18. Elongated mouths of 45. A place to store info receipts 27. Make a mistake
anthropods 47. Helps to heal
20. I (German) 49. 12th month (abbr.) 61. Spiritual leader 28. Partner to Adam
21. Opposite of west 50. Broad, shallow craters
62. Sheep native to Sweden 29. Tyrant

63. Cars need it 34. Unit of electrical

64. Partner to relaxation resistance

35. A history of one’s life

CLUES DOWN 36. Actor DiCaprio

1. Scientist’s high-resolution 37. Sea eagle

tool (abbr.) 39. Avoiding being caught

2. Type of school 40. __ de Mornay, actress

3. Formal close (music) 41. Belonging to a thing

4. Transmits high 42. Not us

voltage 44. Motorcars

5. A way to occupy a 45. Capital of Bangladesh

certain area 46. Ancient Greek sophist

6. Draws out 47. Practice boxing

7. His Airness 48. __ Grant, actor

8. Nocturnal rodents 51. Swiss river

9. South American 52. S. Sudan river

plants 53. A bumpkin

10. Homestead 54. One point south of

12. Bland or semiliquid southwest

food 58. Small island (British)

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Report: YHS a top high school

Yorktown High School has national high schools in the US Best High Schools. Yorktown Superintendent of Schools, said, tors including graduation rate,
been ranked among the Top 600 News and World Report’s 2021 High School’s place at 558 sets it “ is is an incredible acknowl- the availability of college-level
in the top 3.1 percent of the nearly edgment of the extraordinary courses, student pro ciency in
Prepare for 18,000 schools that were ranked work happening at Yorktown reading and math, and their
power outages by the national magazine in April. High School. Congratulations to performance on assessments,
with a Generac our entire Yorktown school com- student diversity, participation
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percent of the 1,218 New York port’s annual rankings evaluate High School received an overall
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Dr. Kareem Fatouh, second from right, celebrates the Dr. Kareem Fatouh (back, right) and his family
ribbon cutting with elected officials, business leaders,

Grand HumPauntenSaomciety
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Brightway Dental, located in the Roma Building at 2004 Crompond Road, celebrated its grand open-
ing on Saturday, May 8.

e practice’s owner, Dr. Kareem Fatouh, is a Yorktown native. In 2007, he graduated from New York
University (NYU College of Dentistry) with a doctorate of dental surgery degree. He went on to com-
plete the general practice residency program at Monte ore Medical Center, and he has been in private
practice ever since.

Learn more about Brightway Dental by visiting or by calling 914-243-7777.

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