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Barbara Nackman

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Barbara Livingston Nackman is a communications specialist and veteran news writer. As a public relations assistant with Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES in Yorktown, she oversees school communications for the Yorktown Central School District. Prior to this, Barbara was a reporter at The Journal News/Lohud.com for nearly two decades covering a variety of municipal beats from northern Westchester communities, to Putnam County government to regional real estate news. 

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  1. Yorktown High School Launches Prom Dress Drive

    Yorktown High School Launches Prom Dress Drive

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Going to a prom is expensive and for many the cost of a dress gets to be too much. However, the newly formed Yorktown High School Prom Dress Drive just made things a lot less stressful for students who want to attend the prom but are worried about the cost. The drive will help prom-goers find that perfect dress without cost and help donors declutter their home closets, ...

  2. Send Us Your Snow Photos, Westchester

    Send Us Your Snow Photos, Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester residents woke up to snow covered backyards Tuesday morning.A Blizzard Warning is in effect until midnight Wednesday for Northern Westchester.Blizzard Warnings that had been in effect for Southern Westchester, Southern Fairfield and Northern New Jersey were lifted Tuesday morning around 9:30 a.m.Snow, which arrived in the pre-dawn hours, will ...

  3. Yorktown Superintendent Ralph Napolitano Announces Retirement

    Yorktown Superintendent Ralph Napolitano Announces Retirement

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Dr. Ralph Napolitano is saying his final farewell to Yorktown. Napolitano announced he is retiring as Yorktown Central School Superintendent after 11 years and a 43-year career in education as a teacher, college professor, department chairperson and assistant superintendent.“I have had the privilege of working with an amazing Board of Education, an outstanding ...

  4. Yorktown AD Fio Nardone Stepping Down After 16 Years

    Yorktown AD Fio Nardone Stepping Down After 16 Years

    This story has been updated.YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. - After 16 years at the helm of one of Westchester County's most successful sports programs, Yorktown Central School District Athletic Director Fio Nardone has announced that he will retire at the end of the school year.Nardone said he was fortunate to work at a district like Yorktown, which puts a strong emphasis on sports.“Sports is ...

  5. Yorktown's Evening Of Dance Celebrates 42 Years

    Yorktown's Evening Of Dance Celebrates 42 Years

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y -- Yorktown High School's dancers will be putting their best foot forward at the school's annual dance show."An Evening Of Dance", which has been a Yorktown institution for 42 years, will be held on Friday, Jan. 20 and Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Yorktown High School Auditorium.The dancers plan for the show all year, choreographing their own routines, and ...

  6. Yorktown's Athletic Director Earns Don DeMatteo Service Award

    Yorktown's Athletic Director Earns Don DeMatteo Service Award

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Being more than just a "coach," is what earned Yorktown High School’s Athletic Director Fio Nardone the Don DeMatteo Service Award by the Section One Football Coaches Association.Nardone recently accepted the award in Pearl River during the annual regional football banquet for teams, players, and coaches.The award is named for Donald DeMatteo, who was a ...

  7. 'Hour Of Code' Teaches Yorktown Students More Than Computer Science

    'Hour Of Code' Teaches Yorktown Students More Than Computer Science

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Computer students from five Yorktown schools recently took part in a global initiative known as the “Hour of Code.”The brief introduction to computer science uses grade-appropriate lessons to teach the basics of programming and coding, which is the art of writing statements in a certain computer “language.”The ultimate goal, educators say, is to spark an interest in ...

  8. Yorktown High Football Team Donates To Support Connection

    Yorktown High Football Team Donates To Support Connection

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Players from the Yorktown High School football team recently paid a visit to the Triangle Center offices of Support Connection to give the organization a $2,500 check. The money was raised from the team's ticket and T-shirt sales from a fall game. The team annually organizes a fundraiser to help a local charity. This year the selection was Support Connection, a ...

  9. Farm Fest Takes Stage At Crompond School

    Farm Fest Takes Stage At Crompond School

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Farmers recently brought their bounties to Crompond School where third- and fourth-graders got to pour through vegetables, taste smoothies and debut a "pollination garden."The second annual Farm Fest in October is part of the school's Farm-to-School Month starring the school’s ever-growing garden. It highlights an outdoor experience for the students who learn ...

  10. Hudson Valley Celebrates Halloween With Killer Costumes

    Hudson Valley Celebrates Halloween With Killer Costumes

    It was quite the spooky day in the Hudson Valley Monday as Halloween saw the streets filled with ghosts, vampires, monsters and demons.Helping to keep the peace in Elmsford was Batman, who showed up at the school's Halloween Parade looking suspiciously like Superintendent Joseph Ricca.The superintendent promised students from  Alice E. Grady Elementary School and the Carl L. Dixson ...

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