Yorktown's Top 10 Stories Of 2012

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Broad Street in Yorktown was blocked by downed trees and power lines after Hurricane Sandy Photo Credit: Les Manse

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Yorktown Daily Voice has been counting down to the new year by listing, in no particular order, the top 10 stories from 2012. Here is the list:

  • A Yorktown group fights to remove the Highway Superintendent as an elected position and have it replaced with a department of public works.
  • A proposed Costco Wholesale Club at 3200 Crompond Road sparked passionate responses from both supporters and opponents of the project.
  • A major overhaul of the AMVETS Bridge on the Taconic State Parkway finished a month early, much to the delight of commuters.
  • Yorktown was under new leadership, as first-time Supervisor Michael Grace took over and made some changes.
  • The devastating Hurricane Sandy stormed through Yorktown and left thousands without heat and power.
  • The Yorktown Town Board called for the resignation of 16-year comptroller Joan Goldberg, which resulted in a dispute over unpaid vacation time.
  • Nearly a dozen new stores and restaurants opened throughout Yorktown in 2012, including Jake's Wayback Burger and Pizza Hut.
  • IBM was approved for a helipad on its Yorktown campus, despite concerns from neighbors.
  • Yorktown mourned the loss of beloved community member Randy Zapakin, who died tragically on Nov. 9.
  • Yorktown awarded its 2013 garbage hauling contract to the inexperienced competition, prompting a lawsuit from Yorktown's previous garbage hauler.
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