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
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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