Yorktown Heights, NY: October 22nd – 26th is Red Ribbon Week, a National effort to educate children about the dangers of drug and alcohol use. Red Ribbon Week has grown into the most far-reaching and well-known drug prevention campaign in America. It began to honor a drug enforcement agent who was killed in 1985 while […]


Astorino’s Challenge in Education (ACE) to reward students for excellence in the classroom With the new school year now underway, Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino today issued a challenge to all Westchester County students in grades 6-12 – win a free season pass to Playland by earning great success in the classroom. The first Astorino Challenge in Education (ACE) offers a free season […]

Girl Scout Gold Project Offers an Invaluable Service to Residents

Yorktown News– As prescription drug abuse sweeps the nation, proactive citizens of Yorktown are collaborating to keep our neighborhood a safe and healthy place. What started as a simple discussion about potential Girl Scout final projects, the prescription drug box at the Yorktown Police Department has become a simple solution for a rapidly-growing problem. The […]

Yorktown Student Raises Awareness for Prescription Drug Abuse

Yorktown-Somers Patch— A permanent prescription drug drop box sponsored by the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) and the Yorktown Police Department has been installed at the police headquarters for residents to safely dispose of unused, unwanted and expired medicine – both for prescription and over-the-counter drugs. “Prescription drug abuse is increasing at alarming rates, especially for young […]

Yorktown Police Install Prescription Drug Drop Box

Yorktown Daily Voice— A permanent prescription-drug drop box, sponsored by the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) and the Yorktown Police Department, has been installed at police headquarters at 2281 Crompond Road. The box, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, will allow residents to safely dispose of unused, unwanted and expired […]

Outdoor Movie, Concert Slated In Yorktown Thursday

Daily Voice– The Yorktown Parks and Recreation Department’s ninth annual Outdoor Movie and Concert is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Thursday at Jack DeVito Field behind the Yorktown Community and Cultural Center on Veterans Road. The free event will kick off with a children’s concert by Zev & Pretzelstein, followed by the movie “Puss in Boots” […]

Murphy’s and Alliance for Safe Kids Hold Teen Nights

Yorktown-Somers Patch– Every Tuesday at Murphy’s this summer is Teen Night! Just for kids 16-20, the outdoor area and restaurant is closed off! A DJ will play music from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Food and drinks will be served. All this and more is included under the $10 cover charge. Come hang out with your friends […]

ASK, WestMed host Yorktown After-Prom Party

Yorktown News– The Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) and WestMed Medical Group hosted their first After-Prom Party following Yorktown High School Prom, June 21. Yorktown seniors were surveyed by ASK regarding the most ideal drug- and alcohol-free after-prom party and ASK, along with local businesses and community members, made it happen, according to ASK representatives. […]

Yorktown Girl Scout Warns About Dangers of Texting and Driving

Yorktown Patch– Whiz Kid: Elizabeth Brennan School: Yorktown High School Accomplishment: Working toward a Girl Scout Gold Award by launching a “No Texting and Driving” campaign. For most 16-year-olds, texting is just a part of their daily routine. But Liz Brennan, a new driver herself, who finished her junior year at Yorktown High School, wants her peers to know that no matter […]

After Prom Party to Be Held for Yorktown Seniors

Yorktown Daily Voice— After Yorktown seniors enjoy their prom at The Surf Club in New Rochelle on Thursday night, many fun-filled activities await them at an After Prom Party at Bounce The Party Place on Front Street in Yorktown. For the first time, the Alliance for Safe Kids (ASK) and WestMed Medical Group will be […]