Yorktown's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown Fri, 18 Jun 2021 03:45:03 -0400 HamletHub.com Yorktown's Chamber of Commerce 'SummerFest 2021' is Happening This Saturday! https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/4889-yorktown-s-chamber-of-commerce-summerfest-2021-is-happening-this-saturday4889-yorktown-s-chamber-of-commerce-summerfest-2021-is-happening-this-saturday https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/4889-yorktown-s-chamber-of-commerce-summerfest-2021-is-happening-this-saturday4889-yorktown-s-chamber-of-commerce-summerfest-2021-is-happening-this-saturday

The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce "Summerfest 2021" will take place this Saturday at the Yorktown Fire House on Commerce Street.

Saturday June 19, 2021 from 11:00am - 5:00pm

Opening Ceremony / Juneteenth Ceremony

11:30 at the Yorktown Firehouse

Shake off those COVID blues with a celebration of Summer!

There will be food, entertainment and activities for all ages as well as:

• Wine and craft beer

• Live music

• SummerFest will be following CDC guidelines for group gatherings.


commandercarey@gmail.com (Yorktown Chamber of Commerce) Life Thu, 17 Jun 2021 17:00:35 -0400
Connor Koelsch Named to Dean's List at Georgia Tech for the Spring 2021 Semester https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/4888-connor-koelsch-named-to-dean-s-list-at-georgia-tech-for-the-spring-2021-semester4888-connor-koelsch-named-to-dean-s-list-at-georgia-tech-for-the-spring-2021-semester https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/4888-connor-koelsch-named-to-dean-s-list-at-georgia-tech-for-the-spring-2021-semester4888-connor-koelsch-named-to-dean-s-list-at-georgia-tech-for-the-spring-2021-semester

Connor Koelsch of Yorktown, NY, made the Dean's List for the Spring 2021 semester at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have earned a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.

The Georgia Institute of Technology, or Georgia Tech, is a top 10 public research university developing leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition.

The Institute offers business, computing, design, engineering, liberal arts, and sciences degrees. Its nearly 40,000 students, representing 50 states and 149 countries, study at the main campus in Atlanta, at campuses in France and China, and through distance and online learning.

As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech is an engine of economic development for Georgia, the Southeast, and the nation, conducting more than $1 billion in research annually for government, industry, and society.

For more information, visit gatech.edu.

commandercarey@gmail.com (Georgia Institute of Technology) Life Thu, 17 Jun 2021 16:49:19 -0400
Reinforcing the Law during the return of Prom Season https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/publicsafety/4892-reinforcing-the-law-during-the-return-of-prom-season4892-reinforcing-the-law-during-the-return-of-prom-season https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/publicsafety/4892-reinforcing-the-law-during-the-return-of-prom-season4892-reinforcing-the-law-during-the-return-of-prom-season

Westchester County Police, Office of Drug Abuse and Prevention, Taxi and Limousine Commission continue checkpoints for drugs and alcohol ahead of prom.

A rite of passage returns for Westchester County High School students as the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions allows for gatherings including the prom.

With the onset of prom, comes the reinforcement of drugs and alcohol. The Westchester County Office of Drug Abuse and Prevention and STOP-DWI, Westchester Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Free Youth Program, Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) all under the umbrella of the  Westchester County Police Department joined together for prom safety checkpoints, completing four so far this year.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “This type of enforcement works. We don’t want to restrict our young people from having a good time, but we want them to be safe and smart, so their memories of the prom will be good ones.”

While many proms are hosted off-campus, the checkpoints are considered an extension of school grounds. Vehicles are stopped and inspected for drugs, alcohol and compliance with TLC rules and regulations.

Chairperson of the Westchester County Taxi and Limousine Commission Leandra Eustache, Esq. said: “Not only does this help ensure the safety of the students, but it also helps to combat illegal car service operators who take business away from licensed companies. Our role is to ensure students attending their proms are using safe and reliable transportation and not bringing alcohol or drugs into the prom venues.”

The Office of Drug Abuse Prevention and STOP-DWI makes information available to schools and students ahead of prom season including assemblies for safety measures, letters to principals and brochures. Brochures and fact sheets are available in both English and Spanish,

Office of Drug Abuse Prevention and STOP-DWI Director Patricia Tomassi said: “This is a very different prom season for us, there are many more instances of alcohol consumption, so we decided to be more proactive about it. It’s all about protecting students and helping them celebrate what is supposed to be one of the happiest times in their lives.”

The program began in 2003.

Superintendent Christopher Borsari of the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns has participated in the program for several years.

Borsari said: “Keeping our kids safe is always our top priority.  We appreciate the partnership with the County Police in ensuring their safety on such a memorable evening.”

Checkpoints are already scheduled for other Westchester County proms this year.

commandercarey@gmail.com (Westchester County) Public safety Thu, 17 Jun 2021 13:16:52 -0400
Run from the Sun and Support Ann's Place on August 19! Register NOW! https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/4891-run-from-the-sun-and-support-ann-s-place-on-august-19-register-now4891-run-from-the-sun-and-support-ann-s-place-on-august-19-register-now https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/4891-run-from-the-sun-and-support-ann-s-place-on-august-19-register-now4891-run-from-the-sun-and-support-ann-s-place-on-august-19-register-now

Ann's Place will hold their popular Run from the Sun 5K presented by Waterworks on Thursday, August 19, 2021 beginning at 5:30 pm at The Amber Room (1 Stacey Road in Danbury). 
Learn more and register here.
We are back in person for this year's annual Amber Room Run from the Sun 5k! We are excited that it will be presented by our leading team, Waterworks!
This year, we will have a virtual race option in addition to our in-person runners and walkers. Don't miss getting your company name or logo on the race shirt. Sponsorships are still available.
Start planning your fundraising team! The top three teams are awarded a trophy at the race awards ceremony.
Learn more and register here.
kerry@ducey.org (Ann's Place ) Life Thu, 17 Jun 2021 13:10:03 -0400
Obamcare Challenge Rebuffed by Supreme Court https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/4887-obamcare-challenge-rebuffed-by-supreme-court4887-obamcare-challenge-rebuffed-by-supreme-court https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/4887-obamcare-challenge-rebuffed-by-supreme-court4887-obamcare-challenge-rebuffed-by-supreme-court

The Supreme Court today threw out a Texas challenge to the Affordable Care Act, ruling the GOP states seeking to derail the law lacked standing to sue over a $0 penalty adopted by Congress.

In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court rejected a constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act. The 7-2 ruling is the third time the nation's highest court has preserved the 2010 law, colmmonly referred to as "Obamacare".

The Majority of judges ruled that:



  • Texas, and other Republican-led states and two individuals had no right to bring their lawsuit in federal court.
  • The law’s major provisions include protections for people with pre-existing health conditions, a range of no-cost preventive services and the expansion of the Medicaid program.
  • The ruling left in place the law’s requirement that people have health insurance or pay a penalty. Congress rendered that provision irrelevant in 2017 when it reduced the penalty to zero.

Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Clarence Thomas, Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh all sided with the high court's liberal justices in the ruling.


commandercarey@gmail.com (Peter Carey) Life Thu, 17 Jun 2021 11:42:15 -0400
Roger Williams University Announces Spring 2021 Dean's List https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/4884-roger-williams-university-announces-spring-2021-dean-s-list4884-roger-williams-university-announces-spring-2021-dean-s-list https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/4884-roger-williams-university-announces-spring-2021-dean-s-list4884-roger-williams-university-announces-spring-2021-dean-s-list

Select students have been named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I. Full-time students who complete 12 or more credits per semester and earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher are placed on the Dean's List that semester.

Brooke McDermott of Yorktown Heights

Shannon Spor of Yorktown Heights 

About RWU: With campuses on the coast of Bristol and in the heart of Providence, R.I., Roger Williams University is a forward-thinking private university committed to strengthening society through engaged teaching and learning. At RWU, small classes, direct access to faculty and guaranteed opportunity for real-world projects ensure that its nearly 4,000 undergraduates - along with hundreds of law students, graduate students and adult learners - graduate with the ability to think critically along with the practical skills that today's employers demand. Roger Williams is leading the way in American higher education, confronting the most pressing issues facing students and families - increasing costs, rising debt and job readiness.

commandercarey@gmail.com (Roger Williams University) Life Thu, 17 Jun 2021 08:39:40 -0400
Roger Williams University Announces 2021 Graduates https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/4878-roger-williams-university-announces-2021-graduates4878-roger-williams-university-announces-2021-graduates https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/4878-roger-williams-university-announces-2021-graduates4878-roger-williams-university-announces-2021-graduates

The following local residents were among the students who received their degrees from Roger Williams University in May as part of the Class of 2021:

Brooke McDermott of Yorktown Heights, graduates with a B.S. in Architecture

Shannon Spor of Yorktown Heights, graduates with a B.A. in Communication & Media Studies

About RWU: With campuses on the coast of Bristol and in the heart of Providence, R.I., Roger Williams University is a forward-thinking private university committed to strengthening society through engaged teaching and learning. At RWU, small classes, direct access to faculty and guaranteed opportunity for real-world projects ensure that its nearly 4,000 undergraduates - along with hundreds of law students, graduate students and adult learners - graduate with the ability to think critically along with the practical skills that today's employers demand. Roger Williams is leading the way in American higher education, confronting the most pressing issues facing students and families - increasing costs, rising debt and job readiness.

commandercarey@gmail.com (Roger Williams University) Life Thu, 17 Jun 2021 07:24:33 -0400
Angelica Everett Featured in Senior Show Art Exhibit https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/4877-angelica-everett-featured-in-senior-show-art-exhibit4877-angelica-everett-featured-in-senior-show-art-exhibit https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/4877-angelica-everett-featured-in-senior-show-art-exhibit4877-angelica-everett-featured-in-senior-show-art-exhibit

Angelica Everett, of Yorktown Heights, NY, was one of six students featured in the Elmira College Senior Art Show. Each year, the George Waters Art Gallery exhibits select pieces from current senior students as a part of the annual Senior Show. The students' work can be viewed on the Gallery's Facebook page.

This year's featured student artists are:

Keion Safargar (ceramics and painting)

Angelica Everett (photography)

Bailey Grossman (sculpture)

Janie Kempf (photography)

Evan Mendoza (drawing and mixed media)

Kenta Okumura (digital media and painting)

Founded in 1855, Elmira College is a private, residential, liberal arts college offering 25-plus majors, an honors program, 17 academic societies, and 18 Division III varsity teams. Located in the Southern Finger Lakes Region of New York, Elmira's undergraduate and graduate student population hails from more than 20 states and nine countries. Elmira is a Phi Beta Kappa College and has been ranked a top college, nationally, for student internships. The College is also home to the Center for Mark Twain Studies, one of four historically significant Twain heritage sites in the U.S., which attracts Twain scholars and educators from around the world for research on the famous literary icon. Proud of its history and tradition, the College is committed to the ideals of community service, and intellectual and individual growth.


commandercarey@gmail.com (Elmira College ) Life Thu, 17 Jun 2021 07:14:54 -0400
The Schoolhouse Theater presents 'The History of Tom Jones' by Henry Fielding in a Zoom Matinee This Saturday https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/4882-the-schoolhouse-theater-presents-the-history-of-tom-jones-by-henry-fielding-in-a-zoom-matinee-this-saturday4882-the-schoolhouse-theater-presents-the-history-of-tom-jones-by-henry-fielding-in-a-zoom-matinee-this-saturday https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/events/4882-the-schoolhouse-theater-presents-the-history-of-tom-jones-by-henry-fielding-in-a-zoom-matinee-this-saturday4882-the-schoolhouse-theater-presents-the-history-of-tom-jones-by-henry-fielding-in-a-zoom-matinee-this-saturday

The Schoolhouse Theater presents 'The History of Tom Jones' by Henry Fielding.

A Zoom Matinee This Saturday

Lovable Tom Jones “was born to be hung.”

Mistakenly believed to be the son of peasants,

Tom’s love of a wealthy landowner's daughter is barred. 

So Tom sets off wandering the world where he is robbed, seduced, assaulted, reproached, seduced yet again... 

Raunchy and romantic,

Tom's course of true love is not a plain path

The History of Tom Jones is offered free of charge as part of The Schoolhouse Theater’s series of Zoom matinees.

Click on the link below or visit: www.TheSchoolhouseTheater.org

Saturday, June 19, 3:00 pm (EST)



commandercarey@gmail.com (Schoolhouse Theater) Events Thu, 17 Jun 2021 06:03:24 -0400
Sweepstakes scams cost victims more during pandemic https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/publicsafety/4846-sweepstakes-scams-cost-victims-more-during-pandemic4846-sweepstakes-scams-cost-victims-more-during-pandemic https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/publicsafety/4846-sweepstakes-scams-cost-victims-more-during-pandemic4846-sweepstakes-scams-cost-victims-more-during-pandemic

Sweepstakes and lottery scams resulted in higher financial losses during the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the previous three years, according to new research from Better Business Bureau® (BBB®). Consumers are advised never to pay money to claim a prize. If anyone asks for money before delivering a prize, it is probably a scam.

Sweepstakes and lottery prize scams ranked as the third most common scam reported to BBB Metro New York in 2020. In 2021, as of June 9, there were 108 such scams reported to BBB Metro New York.

“Anybody could fall victim to scammers who dangle the promise of rich sweepstakes or lottery rewards, while trying to rip people off,” said Claire Rosenzweig, President and CEO of BBB Serving Metropolitan New York. “While older people may often be especially susceptible, everyone needs to look at such appeals with a skeptical eye and verify claims before taking any action.”         

The research is an update of BBB’s 2018 in-depth investigative , Sweepstakes, Lottery and Prize Scams: A Better Business Bureau Study of How “Winners” Lose Millions Through an Evolving Fraud. Since the study’s publication, there has been a 16% decrease in complaints to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC). However, financial losses from these types of scams reported to all three agencies rose dramatically in 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic, with FTC logging an increase of more than 35% in reported dollar lossesThe updated research highlights how these scams work and the importance of educating consumers, particularly those who may be susceptible to a specific scam.

Older adults are the primary target for sweepstakes scams

People over the age of 55 continue to be the primary target of sweepstakes, lottery, and prize scams, representing 72% of fraud reports for this type of scam received by BBB Scam Tracker during the last three years. Of the older consumers who were targeted, 91% reported that they lost money. Adults over 55 lost an average of $978 while those 18-54 lost an average of $279, according to Scam Tracker reports.

The confinement and isolation many older people experienced during COVID-19 may have helped fuel the increase in losses. Other factors that may contribute to some older people’s particular vulnerability include mental decline and relative financial stability, as reported in BBB’s 2018 study.

Recent BBB interviews with repeat victims of sweepstakes scams, however, found few to be the stereotypical “frail shut-in” that many people envision,” according to Baker, the author of the 2018 study. Instead, Baker noted that the victims interviewed were ordinary people more interested in using the imagined winnings to help their families or communities than spending it on themselves.

Scammer tactics include impersonation and wide outreach

According to BBB Scam Tracker data, sweepstakes scammers reach out through a variety of channels: phone calls, email, social media, notices in the mail, and text messages. They may impersonate well-known sweepstakes such as Publishers Clearing House or a state or provincial lottery. The “winner” is told to pay taxes or fees before the prize can be awarded. The FTC notes that people increasingly are asked to buy gift cards to pay these fees -- its use is documented further in BBB’s 2021 in-depth investigative study on gift card fraud -- but they also may be asked to pay via wire transfer or bank deposit into a specified account, or even cash sent by mail.

In reality, the prize does not exist, something the people may not realize before paying thousands of dollars that cannot be recouped. However, the harm suffered by lottery fraud victims can far exceed the loss of that money. The losses can put severe strains on family trust, and victims have even committed suicide. In addition, repeat victims may have difficulty ending their involvement in a lottery scam, and they may unwittingly become “money mules”  who receive and forward money from other lottery fraud victims.

How to tell fake sweepstakes and lottery offers from real ones:

  • True lotteries or sweepstakes don’t ask for money. If someone wants money for taxes, themselves, or a third party, they are most likely crooks.
  • You have to enter to win. To win a lottery, you must buy a lottery ticket. To win a sweepstakes or prize, you must have entered first. If you can’t remember doing so, that’s a red flag.
  • Call the sweepstakes company directly to see if you won. Publishers Clearing House (PCH) does not call people in advance to tell them they’ve won. Report PCH imposters on their website. Check to see if you have actually won at 800-392-4190.
  • Check to see if you won a lottery. If you are told you’ve won a lottery, call the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries at  or your local state lottery agency to confirm it.
  • Do an internet search of the company, name, or phone number of the person who contacted you. Check BBB Scam Tracker to see if other consumers have had similar experiences.
  • Law enforcement officials do not call and award prizes. Verify the identity of the caller and do not send money until you do.
  • Talk to a trusted family member or your bank. They may be able to help. You also can call your local BBB office for help in identifying a scam.

If you think you have been a target of lottery/sweepstakes fraud, file a report with:

ABOUT BBB: For more than 100 years, the Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses and charities they can trust. In 2020, people turned to BBB more than 220 million times for BBB Business Profiles on nearly 6.2 million businesses and Charity Reports on about 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org. There are local, independent BBBs across the United States, Canada and Mexico, including BBB Serving Metropolitan New York, which was founded in 1922 and serves New York City, Long Island, and the Mid-Hudson region. Visit bbb.org for more information.

commandercarey@gmail.com (Better Business Bureau® of Metropolitan New York) Public safety Thu, 17 Jun 2021 04:46:54 -0400
Angelica Everett Graduates from Elmira College https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/4872-angelica-everett-graduates-from-elmira-college4872-angelica-everett-graduates-from-elmira-college https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/4872-angelica-everett-graduates-from-elmira-college4872-angelica-everett-graduates-from-elmira-college

Angelica Everett, of Yorktown Heights, NY, was among the graduates celebrated at the 163rd Elmira College Commencement on Sunday, June 6. The exercises included 169 undergraduate and 23 graduate students. Everett graduated with a Bachelor of Science.

Following a welcome and award recognitions by Elmira College President Charles Lindsay, Lindsay conferred Mr. Ron Verkleeren, senior vice president and general manager, Life Sciences at Corning, Inc., with the honorary Doctor of Letters. In his current position, Verkleeren oversees the Life Sciences divisions at Corning Incorporated that have been on the forefront of providing critical products in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes the development and distribution of the glass vials used for the COVID-19 vaccine and other critical components for vaccine research and production and diagnostic testing.

Verkleeren began his career at Corning in 2001 in the Optical Communications segment and joined the Life Sciences segment in 2004. In 2010, he was named division vice president and director of Advanced Life Sciences. In 2012, he was named division vice president and program director for Corning Pharmaceutical Technologies. In 2015, Verkleeren became vice president and the first general manager of the newly created Pharmaceutical Technologies division.

During his 19 years with Corning, Verkleeren has led several businesses as well as numerous innovation and growth initiatives. In Optical Communications, he grew a new business in the midst of a severe market decline. During his tenure in Life Sciences, he led major innovations such as Corning HYPERFlask and Corning Valor Glass. He helped secure multi-year agreements with leading pharmaceutical customers and new regulatory approvals. Verkleeren also initiated and led the integration of several acquisitions.

Verkleeren earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Penn State University as well as a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.

Following the conferring of the honorary degree, Dr. Corey Stilts, provost, introduced the 2020 and 2021 Salutatorians, Jacob Weber and John Mullan, as well as the 2020 and 2021 Valedictorians, Elizabeth Foster and Brenna Garrison. Stilts then presented the 2021 undergraduate and graduate candidates to Lindsay for conferral.

"To all the graduates and prizewinners whom we have honored today, let me say that we are proud of you and look forward to great things as you move ahead in your careers," said Lindsay. "What you have built during your time here - both the foundation within you and the community around you - is now a part of you. A foundation to be used as you continue to grow and move forward in life."

During ceremonies prior to Commencement, members of the graduating class were recognized with multiple honors and prizes, including induction into Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest national honors organization, and officer commissioning with the United States military. The Class of 2021 also included 95 honor graduates receiving summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude honors.

Founded in 1855, Elmira College is a private, residential, liberal arts college offering 25-plus majors, an honors program, 17 academic societies, and 18 Division III varsity teams. Located in the Southern Finger Lakes Region of New York, Elmira's undergraduate and graduate student population hails from more than 20 states and nine countries. Elmira is a Phi Beta Kappa College and has been ranked a top college, nationally, for student internships. The College is also home to the Center for Mark Twain Studies, one of four historically significant Twain heritage sites in the U.S., which attracts Twain scholars and educators from around the world for research on the famous literary icon. Proud of its history and tradition, the College is committed to the ideals of community service, and intellectual and individual growth.

commandercarey@gmail.com (Elmira College) Life Thu, 17 Jun 2021 04:26:52 -0400
Yorktown Chamber President’s Column June 2021 https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/4874-yorktown-chamber-president-s-column-june-20214874-yorktown-chamber-president-s-column-june-2021 https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/4874-yorktown-chamber-president-s-column-june-20214874-yorktown-chamber-president-s-column-june-2021

I remain extremely excited that our state’s reopening efforts are well underway and The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce has some exciting events and initiatives on the horizon that I would like to share.

SUMMERFEST: This great event is nearly upon us and will commence at 11 am on June 19th 2020 at the YFD Firehouse grounds located at 1916 Commerce St., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Summerfest will be a fun day filled with live music, food, beer and wine, a variety of vendors, a silent auction benefitting the Chamber’s scholarship fund as well and rides and games. There will be something for everyone. It is a great way to “Shake Off Those Covid Blues.” See page 8 for the full program including music by Platinum One, performances by local businesses, a DJ, and the closing act, our own Jessica Lynn. The event will be COVID safe. Register for this FREE event at https://yorktownchamber.org/summerfest

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS: We are in the process of interviewing 16 applicants and I have had the pleasure of witnessing how impressive our young leaders of tomorrow truly are. The response has been enormous and we look forward to speaking with the most promising students. The Scholarship awards dinner is slated for July and a donation of $100 or more will secure your invitation for the awards dinner and ceremony. 100% on your donation goes directly to the students. To donate please contact us via email at nstingone@yorktownchamber.org or via phone at 914.245.4599.

100 BUSINESSES: Yorktown has such a vibrant and diverse business community, but it needs all of our help and as of the writing of this letter I am currently planning to visit my 90th business. Most importantly I feel that our efforts have significantly impacted our local commercial areas. Having the opportunity to visit businesses and speak with the owners directly regarding their needs and concerns has been enormously helpful in crafting and guiding the Chamber’s legislative efforts during this pandemic. To view our free promotional videos that have already been completed head on over to https://www.facebook.com/YorktownChamber.

MASK MANDATES: With the advent of the new CDC announcements regarding masks it has made this pandemic even more fluid, but we must stick together. Please remember being respectful of one another’s preference is of paramount importance. It is also extremely important to respect the policies set forth of each individual business which may vary.

ONE MORE THING: Join us at our next GRAND OPENING and Ribbon Cutting with Michael and Jennifer Ferry at Yorktown Family Eye Care, 26 Triangle Center on Saturday June 26th at 9am. Michael, a long time resident and a Yorktown High School graduate, is returning to Yorktown to raise his family and open a new business.

Yorktown is a very special place with great people and great businesses. All our hamlets are extremely special, and it is the de facto place to raise a family in Westchester County. Help me support our community. If you have a question or concern The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce is here for you and you may reach me directly at info@yorktownchamber.org.

Thank You,

Sergio Esposito, President

Yorktown Chamber of Commerce
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 632 Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Phone: (914) 245-4599



Yorktown Chamber of Commerce President's Column as published in the June 2021 Newsletter


keytocomputing@gmail.com (Sergio Esposito, Yorktown Chamber President) Life Wed, 16 Jun 2021 16:58:13 -0400
University of Rhode Island names local students to Spring 2021 Dean's List https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/4870-university-of-rhode-island-names-local-students-to-spring-2021-dean-s-list4870-university-of-rhode-island-names-local-students-to-spring-2021-dean-s-list https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/4870-university-of-rhode-island-names-local-students-to-spring-2021-dean-s-list4870-university-of-rhode-island-names-local-students-to-spring-2021-dean-s-list

The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce the Spring 2021 Dean's List. More than 7,000 students were named to the Spring 2021 Dean's List, representing nearly all of Rhode Island's cities and towns, all six New England states, New York and New Jersey, and many other states and countries.

The following local students were named to the list:

Kaice Ali of Yorktown Heights

Jess Devlin of Yorktown Heights

Sydney Ficarrotta of Yorktown Heights

Emily Nigro of Yorktown Heights

Nina Resko of Yorktown Heights

Samantha Silverman of Yorktown Heights

Caitlin Spor of Yorktown Heights

Sarai Stone of Yorktown Heights

To be included on the Dean's List, full-time students must have completed 12 or more credits for letter grades which are GPA applicable during a semester and achieved at least a 3.30 quality point average. Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 or more credits for letter grades which are GPA applicable earning at least a 3.30 quality point average.

To view the entire Dean's List, visit: uri.edu/academics/deans-list/

About the University of Rhode Island

Founded in 1892, the University of Rhode Island is the principal public flagship research and graduate institution in Rhode Island. Competitive and highly regarded, its 14,300 undergraduate students and more than 2,700 graduate students represent 48 states and 76 countries across the globe. With 203 academic programs, URI offers its undergraduate, graduate, and professional students distinctive educational opportunities designed to meet the global challenges of today's world and the rapidly evolving needs of tomorrow. At URI, you will find some of today's leading innovators, discoverers, and creative problem solvers. To learn more, visit: uri.edu.

commandercarey@gmail.com (University of Rhode Island) Life Wed, 16 Jun 2021 07:33:27 -0400
Ronald McDonald House Receives COVID Grant from Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/charities/4875-ronald-mcdonald-house-receives-covid-grant-from-community-foundation-of-orange-and-sullivan-counties4875-ronald-mcdonald-house-receives-covid-grant-from-community-foundation-of-orange-and-sullivan-counties https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/charities/4875-ronald-mcdonald-house-receives-covid-grant-from-community-foundation-of-orange-and-sullivan-counties4875-ronald-mcdonald-house-receives-covid-grant-from-community-foundation-of-orange-and-sullivan-counties

Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley was recently awarded a
COVID 19 response grant from the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan Counties (CFOS). Based in Montgomery, NY, the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan connects people who care with causes that matter. Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley (RMHGHV) provides families with children facing medical challenges an atmosphere of comfort, hope and courage, keeping them close to the care and resources they need.

The grant, in the amount of $5,000, will be allotted to the Covid Relief Plan implemented atRMHGHV during the current pandemic to enable the organization to continue providing critical services to families experiencing medical crisis. “We are grateful for the Community Foundation’s generous grant which will enable us to continue to support our families as the world rebounds from this unprecedented pandemic,” said Christina Riley, Executive Director RMHGHV. “The world was put on hold but children continued to get sick and families were forced to face serious medical issues. Through our COVID Relief Plan we have continued to
successfully carry out our mission.”

The Community Foundation, established in 1999 helps philanthropic individuals, businesses and organizations establish charitable funds that will award grants and scholarships. The Foundation has significantly increased the region’s charitable capital and has empowered donors to make a profound difference in the quality of life in the Westchester region. Since its inception, CFOS has awarded more than $15 million in grants and scholarships and currently administers 322
active charitable funds.

This year Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley is celebrating a decade of keeping families together and close to the medical care their child needs. The House has 12 bedrooms that are filled to capacity almost every night and provides meals, laundry and respite services for families during their stay. Located on the campus of Westchester Medical Center the House is just steps away from Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. Since opening in 2011, more than 2,000 families have called the House their home and has saved families over $5,000,000 in out-of-pocket lodging and meal costs. For more information on RMHGHV visit www.rmh- ghv.org or https://www.facebook.com/rmhghv/


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York College of Pennsylvania Student Alexander Cruse Was Named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2021 Semester https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/4858-york-college-of-pennsylvania-student-alexander-cruse-was-named-to-the-dean-s-list-for-the-spring-2021-semester4858-york-college-of-pennsylvania-student-alexander-cruse-was-named-to-the-dean-s-list-for-the-spring-2021-semester https://news.hamlethub.com/yorktown/life/4858-york-college-of-pennsylvania-student-alexander-cruse-was-named-to-the-dean-s-list-for-the-spring-2021-semester4858-york-college-of-pennsylvania-student-alexander-cruse-was-named-to-the-dean-s-list-for-the-spring-2021-semester

Alexander Cruse of Yorktown Heights, NY a senior Civil Engineering major was named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2021 Semester at York College of Pennsylvania.

Established in 1787, York College of Pennsylvania is a private, four-year college located in the city of York, a hub of arts and industry between Baltimore and Philadelphia. Housed on 190 picturesque acres, the College is known for its focus on experiential learning and community engagement, serving over 4,000 undergraduate and 300+ graduate students in more than 70 baccalaureate majors, along with 20+ graduate and professional programs. Deeply rooted in the liberal arts and recognized for excellence in its professional nursing, business, engineering, and education programs, York is ranked among the nation's top 50 Best Value Schools by U.S. News. The College's robust recreation and athletics program is among the best in the region, and is home to 23 NCAA III Division sports teams and 30+ intramural sports. A Princeton Review Best Northeastern College, York prides itself on its experienced, engaged faculty; its high-impact and student-centric philosophy; and its long-standing commitment to affordability and accessibility.

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