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Katz Bill Support Tops Yorktown News This Week

Yorktown Assembly Man Steve Katz was in the news after voting in support of a bill decriminalizing marijuana.
Yorktown Assembly Man Steve Katz was in the news after voting in support of a bill decriminalizing marijuana. Photo Credit: File

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

  • Assembly member Steve Katz (R,C,I-Yorktown) voted in favor of a bill this week that decriminalizes small amounts of marijuana less than a month after accepting a plea deal to dismiss a marijuana possession charge against himself. Katz voted in favor of a bill that would make public  possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana punishable the same as private possession of the same amount, according to the bill proposed by democratic assemblyman Karim Camara.
  • A section of the North County Trailway running near Travelers Rest in Yorktown was closed through Friday . The Westchester County Parks Department announced that the closure allowed workers to continue tree maintenance in the area.
  • Hundreds of residents learned to avoid coyote incidents from New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) biologist Kevin Clarke and Frank Vicente of “Save Wild Dogs.” The two addressed the apparent increase of coyotes in Westchester County Wednesday night in a jam-packed New Castle Community Center, giving two different perspectives on how local residents can best protect their own pets, children and themselves from the wild canine.

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