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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 Throws 1940s Nightclub-Themed Dance

    Yorktown High Throws 1940s Nightclub-Themed Dance

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Yorktown High School gym will be transformed into a 1940s nightclub -- and the community is invited to it.It will take place Saturday.The evening will begin at 7 p.m. with a one-hour swing dance lesson by a professional dance studio. There will be live music and dancing from 8-10:30 p.m.The nightclub will be complete with a bandstand, dance floor, linen-clad tables ...

  2. Large Pig Kicks Off Reading Program At Mohansic School

    Large Pig Kicks Off Reading Program At Mohansic School

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A pig's visit kicked off the start of a month-long One School, One Book Campaign, when all students, staff and families at Mohansic Elementary School in Yorktown Heights will read the same book. The book that was chosen was "Charlotte's Web."  The kindergarten to third grade school hosted the 170-pound pot belly pig. She oinked, squealed, ate donuts and ...

  3. Yorktown HS Senior Andrew Amini Named Intel Science Competition Finalist

    Yorktown HS Senior Andrew Amini Named Intel Science Competition Finalist

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown High School senior Andrew Amini has been named a finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search competition. Amini was one of three students recognized in early January as a semifinalist and has moved on in the competition to vie for more than $1 million in awards in the Intel competition’s 75th anniversary event. He is one of 40 nationwide and three in ...

  4. Yorktown Students Gear Up For MLK Day

    Yorktown Students Gear Up For MLK Day

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. – With Martin Luther King Day coming up, students at Crompond Elementary School in Yonkers participated in projects honoring King's core beliefs.For example, fourth-graders in Cari Byrnes' class were tasked with finding inspiring quotes from not just King, but also Nelson Mandela and Mother Theresa so they could make posters for their fellow students.Students in Barbara ...

  5. Lakeland Cancels After-School Activities

    Lakeland Cancels After-School Activities

    With light snow expected to start Tuesday afternoon and continue through the evening, several area school districts have canceled after-school activities and events.Brewster: After-school activities and school board meeting canceled.Carmel: After-school activities and school board meetingcanceled. Lakeland: After-school and evening activities canceled, including Westchester Community ...

  6. Three Yorktown Students Recognized As Intel Semifinalists

    Three Yorktown Students Recognized As Intel Semifinalists

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Three Yorktown High School science research students have been selected as National Intel Science Talent Search semifinalists. The three 17-year-old students, Andrew Levin, Cayla Hamann, and Andrew Amini, entered research papers, which was a culmination of their science research projects they carried out during the last three years. The semifinalists were selected from ...

  7. Yorktown High School Band's Holiday Citrus Sale A Big Success

    Yorktown High School Band's Holiday Citrus Sale A Big Success

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- The Yorktown High School Band and Orchestra program, which includes about 200 members, sold 1,618 boxes of fruit during its annual Citrus Sale fundraiser throughout the holiday season.The students pre-sold 20-pound and 40-pound boxes of oranges and grapefruit, in all $50,000 of fruit was sold, earning $26,000 in profit for the music students. Just before the holiday ...

  8. Briarcliff Playwright Premieres Play About Overmedicating Youth

    Briarcliff Playwright Premieres Play About Overmedicating Youth

    BRIARCLIFF, N.Y. -- A new play focusing on the over-medication of American children is set to open at the Hudson Guild Theatre on Tuesday, Jan. 5 in Briarcliff.The play is part of the Venus/Adonis Theater Festival at The Hudson Guild Theatre featuring the "The Telling Company" (TTC). The company will present "A Bitter Pill," by Gayle Damiano Waxenberg. The play ...

  9. Yorktown's Brookside School Toy Donation Is Largest So Far

    Yorktown's Brookside School Toy Donation Is Largest So Far

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Toys for Tots organizer Al Laughlin said this year's donation from Brookside Elementary School in Yorktown Heights is a record-breaker.Laughlin, a former U.S. Marine from Yorktown, said Brookside's contribution is one of the largest in the area. The annual toy drive will provide gifts for roughly 900 local families in need.Last year, the school collected 495 ...

  10. Cortlandt's Field Home Gets Musical Visit From Yorktown Students

    Cortlandt's Field Home Gets Musical Visit From Yorktown Students

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown High School students had plenty of holiday spirit and shared it with those at the Field Home, a health care and community services facility on the border of Cortlandt Manor and Yorktown. Members of Students Against Destructive Decisions gathered after classes on Wednesday to visit the patients and sing holiday songs in what has become an annual tradition. “We ...

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