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Flooding, School Votes Top Yorktown News This Week

The Lakeland Central School District budget vote topped Yorktown's news this week.
The Lakeland Central School District budget vote topped Yorktown's news this week. Photo Credit: File

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. - Here are a few of the top stories from this week in Yorktown:

  • A flood advisory was issued Thursday in Westchester County as thunderstorms moved through the region. Also, a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Westchester County Thursday afternoon. Radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter size hail and damaging winds of more than 60 mph. The storm was located near Bedford, N.Y., and moving northeast.
  • Voters passed the Lakeland Central School District 2013-14 budget with little resistance Tuesday. Voters approved the proposed 2013-14 budget of $160,364,916 with 872 votes in favor and 334 votes against, school officials said. Incumbent Board of Education president Elizabeth Kogler and trustees Steve Korn and Steve Rosen also won re-election.
  • Yorktown Police said Wednesday there have been no confirmed black bear sightings in Yorktown since May 17 . Last week an animal control officer was assigned to the Yorktown Heights area  after a few reported sightings of a black bear roaming near local homes.

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