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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 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Yorktown Participates In Hour Of Code Event

    Yorktown Participates In Hour Of Code Event

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Computer labs at schools throughout Yorktown participated in the week-long national event Hour of Code.  "I like how it taught you to how to code and then you could do your own thing," said 10-year old-student Riley Tiberii. Deputy Superintendent Florence O'Connor visited Crompond Elementary School to check out the scene. Yorktown High School will ...

  6. Yorktown Students Spark Smiles At Holiday Electric Lights Parade

    Yorktown Students Spark Smiles At Holiday Electric Lights Parade

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Members of the Yorktown High School band bought holiday cheer to shoppers and paradegoers this past weekend, school officials said.Using their voices, instruments, and battery-operated lights, the merry band of singers and musicians delighted onlookers with their caroling and playing.It was all done to promote the town’s annual Holiday Electric Lights Parade, which is ...

  7. Westchester Sixth-Grader Kaitlyn Tomeny Stars On 'Masterchef Junior'

    Westchester Sixth-Grader Kaitlyn Tomeny Stars On 'Masterchef Junior'

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Kaitlyn Tomeny's love of cooking has landed her on national TV.Tomeny is currently appearing on MasterChef Junior, a cooking show for kids aged 8 to 13. If Tomeny wins, she receives $100,000. Tomeny is one of the 16 finalists on the show. MasterChef Junior airs Friday at 8 p.m. on FOX."I love to bake anything," Tomeny said. "I especially love ...

  8. Cheryl Reynolds Appoined Interim Yorktown School Board Member

    Cheryl Reynolds Appoined Interim Yorktown School Board Member

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Cheryl Reynolds, a longtime leader of the Yorktown schools Parent Teachers Association, has been appointed to fill a vacant seat on the Yorktown Board of Education. The seat became available when Trustee Peter Bisaccia resigned last month citing conflicts with his work schedule.Reynolds has a long history of service with Yorktown schools. She is president of the PTA at ...

  9. Yorktown Football Team Donates $2K To Hudson Valley Hospital In Cortlandt

    Yorktown Football Team Donates $2K To Hudson Valley Hospital In Cortlandt

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Team captains from the Yorktown High School football team visited the New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor on Wednesday to hand over $2,000, which the Huskers and their fans raised for the Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center.The money was raised at Yorktown's homecoming game on Oct. 2, designated a "pink" game for breast ...

  10. Yorktown High School Students Sign National Letters Of Intent

    Yorktown High School Students Sign National Letters Of Intent

    YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Nine student athletes from five varsity teams signed national Letters of Intent for next year.Four girl lacrosse players and two boy lacrosse players topped out a group of Yorktown High School student-athletes on Tuesday, and signed early Letters of Intent to play sports in college starting next year. Three others will play baseball, ice hockey and softball and also ...

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