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Published by Halston Media, 2019-10-10 12:44:28

Yorktown News 10.10.19

Vol. 8 No. 28 Visit TapIntoYorktown.net for the latest news. Thursday, October 10, 2019

Turco’s sold to Uncle Giuseppe’s
Change will take place on Oct. 21

BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Turco’s is being sold to Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace,

the two grocery stores con rmed last week to Yorktown

News.

Uncle Giuseppe’s is expected to take over the 380

Downing Drive location on Monday, Oct. 21. It will be

the company’s eighth store; one in Ramsey, N.J. and six

on Long Island.

Preston Turco, who owns Turco’s with his wife, Evelyn,

said he has known Uncle Giuseppe’s owners for nearly

three decades and feels con dent in handing his store o

to them.

“ ey are the best supermarket I’ve seen today,” Turco

said. “ ey do everything we do but on a much larger

scale. ey really do a nice job.”

Turco, who is turning 73 on Friday, said it was time to

scale back his workload. But he will still be around to help

Uncle Giuseppe’s when needed.

“It’s just getting to be too much work,” Turco said.

“I need to start enjoying myself. It’s time. It’s time. But

I’m happy that somebody is going to do the job that I’ve

done and even do it better. at basically boils down to it.

ey’re really good people.” FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER

News of the sale will come as no surprise to many resi- Turco's, located on Downing Drive, has operated in Yorktown for nearly two decades.

dents including those who use social media platforms like

Nextdoor and Facebook, where rumors have persisted for useppe’s, he said. owned by two brothers: Carl and Philip DelPrete. It is

months. Six weeks ago, Turco told Yorktown News that “We have very, very good employees,” Turco said. a full-service supermarket that features a gourmet Italian

negotiations were ongoing but a deal had not yet been “Some of these people have been with me 30-35 years. theme and an “upscale design.”

reached. ere are not going to be too many changes.” “Our business model is very similar to what customers

“It just was a slow process going back and forth with have enjoyed for years at Turco’s,” said Carl DelPrete, co-

the attorneys,”Turco said. “But it came to a head because UNCLE GIUSEPPE’S founder and chief executive o cer of Uncle Giuseppe’s.

they really wanted to get in before the holidays.” Uncle Giuseppe’s, which has been operating in New SEE TURCO’S PAGE 2

Most of Turco’s employees will stay on with Uncle Gi- Jersey and on Long Island for more than 20 years, is

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Page 2 – Yorktown News Getting it Done Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Staff for all the people of Yorktown TURCO’S

EDITORIAL TEAM As Town Clerk, Diana Quast established a mobile FROM PAGE 1
JODI WEINBERGER office to better reach and serve all Yorktown citizens.
She took the office paperless, made services avail- “Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace
EDITOR: 914-302-5830 able online, and continues to automate and stream- looks forward to introducing the
[email protected] loyal Yorktown customers to some
line programs—to save residents time and of the unique o erings we’ve be-
BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER our Town money. Diana has: come known for; like our sauces,
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-302-5628 artisanal pasta, fresh mozzarella
[email protected] Increased accessibility by creating a mobile Town Clerk’s office cheese and, olive oil,” he added.
Updated Town technology with new computer systems to
ADVERTISING TEAM improve service and efficiency Adam Giovia, vice president of
PAUL FORHAN Started going paperless, digitizing over 1-million documents Uncle Giuseppe’s, said Turco’s is
914-202-2392 Preserved historical Town documents known for its “courteous employ-
Streamlined dog license renewal by creating an online program ees, ne products and an array of
[email protected] Enabled soldiers to keep in touch with loved ones by organizing specialty departments.”
LISA KAIN Cell Phones for Soldiers
“Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace
914-351-2424 “What I enjoy most about Yorktown is the sense of has taken pride in the same and is
[email protected] community and spirit of volunteerism that exist here.” looking forward to welcoming the
current Turco’s employees into the
CORINNE STANTON Re-elect Diana Quast Town Clerk on November 5th Uncle Giuseppe’s family as well as
845-621-4049 yorktowndemocrats.com/town-election adding additional full-time and
part-time positions from the sur-
[email protected] Paid for by the Yorktown Democratic Committee rounding area,” Giovia said.
JENNIFER CONNELLY
914-334-6335 Philip DelPrete, co-founder
and president, said he admires the
[email protected] work done by Preston and Evelyn
BRUCE HELLER Turco, particularly their “dedica-
914-202-2941 tion to the customers and their
business.”
[email protected]
PRODUCTION TEAM “Preston and Evelyn have built
TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL a long-lasting foundation in York-
town Heights and have cultivated
PRODUCTION MANAGER a truly unique vision for the store
DESIGNER/PHOTOGRAPHER that is memorable, classic, and
[email protected] successful,” he said. “It is a credit
to them and their employees’ hard
CHRISTINA ROSE work. We are excited to continue
ASST PRODUCTION MANAGER their legacy.”

DESIGNER Uncle Giuseppe’s said there will
[email protected] be a “complete renovation and ex-
pansion” of the building in 2020,
EXECUTIVE TEAM including the addition of a glass-
BRETT FREEMAN enclosed pasta-making room and
a fresh mozzarella room where
PUBLISHER: 845-208-8151 customers can view the pasta and
[email protected] mozzarella being made daily.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019 Yorktown News – Page 3
Carlos Fernandez, Perry Gusikoff,
Perry Bobby Caroline and Jim Caroline
Gusikoff,
Charlene
Ruiz-Ortiz,
Diego Ortiz,
their sons
Cameron
and Adam,
and Carlos
Fernandez

Julie Marotta with her
husband Greg and son, Eric

PHOTO: KATHERINE BORCHERT

Perry Gusikoff with Eric Lemus, Shawn Brattner and business partner,
Carlos Fernandez
Town Justice Sal Lagonia, Jose Andrino, Perry Gusikoff and Carlos

Yorktown Auto Body gives away five carsFernandez

BY KATHERINE BORCHERT Fernandez said. Anonymous cash the drives to see his father in the holidays to work. Brattner, who has multiple sclerosis, was
STAFF WRITER donations were given to the shop hospital. nominated by his wife, Charlene
to pay for registration fees for all who has known Lemus and Ruiz-Ortiz.
Yorktown Auto Body gave “It’s a real godsend. I’m just
away ve cars to individuals in ve vehicles and the new owners very grateful for Perry and the his family for 17 years, said the After the family bought a
need on Saturday, Oct. 5. were each given a $250 gas card Yorktown Auto Body shop house in Yorktown, the family
along with their cars. and the panel for picking me,” student is hard-working and fell on hard times. ey were hit
e winners were announced Caroline said. “ ere’s just a deep by two nor’easters and Ortiz’s
and drove away in their cars after “It’s something nice for the sense of gratitude. Really words nominated him to receive a car so M.S. are-ups started getting
attending a celebration held its community. You always have to can’t express it enough.” progressively worse. Due to
Front Street shop. give back something; it’s the right he doesn’t have to rely on public expenses and tax collections, the
thing to do,” Fernandez said. Julie Marotta is a mother of couple, who share two sons, sold
e owner, Perry Gusiko , two and a breast cancer survivor transportation and ride-shares. their second car and Ruiz-Ortiz’s
and his business partner, Carlos e winners—Bobby Caroline, of three years. She was nominated wedding rings to help catch up
Fernandez, wanted to give back Julie Marotta, Eric Lemus, Jose by family friends, Steve and “It’s still unreal,” Lemus said. “I on nances.
to the Yorktown community by Andrino and Diego Ortiz—are Kathy Desiderio. She works part-
helping ve individuals whose all Yorktown residents who were time at Hudson Valley Hospital, couldn’t be more grateful.” After taking so many hits, the
lives would improve because of nominated by someone close to in addition to taking care of her Ortiz family is experiencing a
the donation. them and selected by a committee boys, the youngest of which has Jose Andrino, a student and win.
made up of ve Yorktown o cials special needs.
“It’s about the community and business owners. previous town court intern, was “I feel great. I really don’t win
coming together and helping “I’m so blessed and grateful for too many things,” Ortiz said.
everybody out, that’s what On the committee were this opportunity,it’s amazing. is nominated by two town judges, “I appreciate it and everybody
Yorktown’s about. I’m glad that Highway Superintendent Dave is just an amazing opportunity thanks me for my service but
we can extend that to other Paganelli; Councilwoman Alice that Yorktown Auto Body gave Sal Lagonia and Gary Raniolo, I want to thank everybody for
people,” Gusiko said at the Roker; Mike Dubovsky, owner everybody,” Marotta said. choosing me as well as the other
celebration. of Hanover Electric; Town Yorktown Police Chief Robert recipients.”
Comptroller Pat Caporale; Eric Lemus was left nearly
Yorktown Auto Body bought, and Bruce Apar, a community speechless, and he said has been Noble and Andrino’s neighbor. Gusiko said that he hopes his
repaired, and refurbished all ve organizer. since he received a phone call act of charity will inspire others
cars and have been working on letting him know he would be “I would hear the stories about to be more charitable.
the giveaway for the past ve Bobby Caroline, who is given a free car.
months, Gusiko said. currently in the seminary, was the car breaking down and how “ is is a very emotional thing
nominated by his aunt and uncle, Lemus’ boss, Shawn for a lot of people here,” said
Individuals from the Jim Caroline. Brattner, nominated the college much that would impact him,” Gusiko . “Hopefully we made
community came forward to lend student, who commutes from a positive impact on their life
a helping hand as well, with some Caroline’s father su ered a Binghampton University to Lagonia said at the ceremony. somehow, that’s what we were
contributing parts and paint, massive stroke this past year and Yorktown on weekends and trying to do.”
his car kept breaking down on Andrino, whose goal is to

become a law enforcement

o cer, is currently attending

Westchester Community

College, studying criminal justice.

He plans to then transfer to John

Jay College and, after that, attend

the Westchester Police Academy.

“ is is a true blessing for me,”

Andrino said. “In the future I

hope I can pay this back when

I become a law enforcement

o cer.”

Diego Ortiz, a disabled veteran


Page 4 – Yorktown News Thursday, October 10, 2019

Early voting begins Oct. 26

BY TOM BARTLEY place, in Je erson Village, on any 26, and continue to welcome vot- Je erson Village, o Route 6, just with new technology potentially
CONTRIBUTING WRITER one of nine days. ers daily through Sunday, Nov. 3. east of the Je erson Valley Mall, changing the way we vote.
at 3480 Hill Blvd., Yorktown
For the rst time ever, New Countywide, the Westchester In Yorktown, where residents Heights. Electronic polling books,
Yorkers will be casting bal- Board of Elections has designat- normally vote on a single day in which digitally duplicate the
lots well ahead of next month’s ed 17 sites for early voting, at lo- one of 43 neighborhood polling On the traditional Tuesday county’s master voter registra-
Election Day. In Yorktown, all cations most often di erent from places, all early voting will take Election Day—this year it’s Nov. tion roll, make it possible not
residents taking part in the early a resident’s customary Election place at a single site over nine 5—voting will revert to York- only to vote early but also to cast
voting will go to a single polling Day locale. All polling places will days. e early-vote polling place town’s customary polling places a ballot in the most convenient
open for business Saturday, Oct. is in the community building of for anyone who chose not to vote polling place. Under the kind of
early. scenario envisaged for e-books,
Towns in Northern Westchester and Putnam a Yorktown resident who works
Counties are Attracting New Jobs and Businesses. Whether voting early or not in White Plains, let’s say, could
casting ballots until Election Day, wind up voting in that city on a
But not Yorktown. In fact, Yorktown has the smallest commercial tax base in voters this year will choose from lunch hour.
Westchester County, which forces homeowners to pay a larger share of the among the candidates for town
property tax burden. o ce, County Legislature and Board of Elections sta ers
judicial posts. is newspaper are now being trained on the e-
Matt Slater has a plan to change that on Day One. will publish a detailed look at the books, with the hope—but not
contests in a special election issue any certainty—that they could
Matt will recruit new employers to Yorktown, make town government easier on ursday, Oct. 24. get a tryout in this year’s early
to work with for residents and businesses, implement a Complete Streets voting, Democratic Elections
Plan to revitalize our hamlet downtowns and restore our lakes and parks to To vote early, visit Je erson Commissioner Douglas LaFay-
make our town an even better place to live. Village at these times: ette said this week. “Anything
can happen with a new system,”
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Most of the nation—38 states fund made available by the state
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New York this year embraced the also pick up the overtime and
practice. In January, Gov. Andrew other expenses of early voting.
Cuomo signed legislation direct-
ing a number of electoral reforms. e state Board of Elections
In addition to early voting, they put e-poll books to the test in pi-
mandate same-day primaries, lot projects elsewhere in the state.
actions intended to make voting It also assessed whether they met
easier and, in the case of prima- required standards for things like
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Page 6 – Yorktown News Thursday, October 10, 2019

Yorktown library director retires

KATHERINE BORCHERT away with the reference material Hallinan and her husband al-
STAFF WRITER in her second half. ready have plans to travel to Ire-
land in October, after she retires.
e John C. Hart Memorial She has helped the library
Library is saying goodbye to its become a community space, in- Hallinan said that if she is
library director, Pat Hallinan, cluding introducing workshops still involved in the library next
who retired at the end of last and groups. year, it will be volunteering with
month. Hart to the Homebound, which
“It’s a little sad. It’s a retire- brings books to the homebound
Hallinan had been with the li- ment and I’m happy I’m retir- elderly.
brary since October 1985, the last ing but I’ve been here 34 years,”
four as director. Hallinan said. “ ere’s a 97-year-old woman
I have a relationship with and I
“I’ve been in public libraries for Hallinan said she’s looking would like to continue to bring
36 years and I’ve been a librarian forward to retirement but the her a book once a month,” Hal-
for 41 years,” Hallinan said. hardest part is going to be say- linan said.
ing “no” to all the volunteering
Before joining the John. C opportunities that arise. e Town Board appointed
Hart sta , Hallinan worked for Jennifer O’Neill as the new li-
the Westchester Library System, “I’m going to have more time brary director for the John C.
providing reference and research to spend with two things I vol- Hart Library. Her tenure began
for 38 public libraries. unteer with right now,” Hallinan on Sept. 30 at $105,000 annu-
said. ally.
Hallinan was hired as head of
reference for the John C. Hart She currently volunteers with “I am very excited the board
Library in 1985 and helped the Jan Peek Shelter, cooking a has hired a new director, Jenni-
make the library what it is today. home-made meal at least once a fer O’Neill. I really she’s the per-
month, something that she en- son who can pull together a long
She established the reference joys doing. She’s also an active term plan and a plan to serve
material for the library for the member of her church and is the community better,” Hallinan
looking forward to their Mid- said.
rst half of her 34 years. She night Run coming up.
then helped compile and do

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Page 8 – Yorktown News Thursday, October 10, 2019

Community supports police pups

BY KATHERINE BORCHERT unit has cost the town little or no money.” Officer Michael Campion and K-9 Spar PHOTOS COURTESY OF YORKTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT
STAFF WRITER On Dallas’s rst night on the job with
e Daly family has made donations to Officer Thomas Beyrer and K-9 Dallas
An auto repair company received the O cer omas Beyrer, she detected a the K-9 program, with their 2019 dona-
praise of the Town Board and Yorktown large amount of marijuana in someone’s tions buying a year’s supply of food for Associates cares for Spar, both at dis-
Police Department after it donated work vehicle. is search led police to uncover Dallas. counted rates.
on three of its K-9 vehicles. assault weapons in the suspect’s trunk.
e Gori family has made donations And the Lake Mohegan Volunteer Fire
Will Saldanah, the owner of Pro2Go After Dallas, the police department that have gone toward equipment and District donated a decommissioned Ford
Mobile Auto Mechanics, was awarded welcomed K-9 Spar. toys. Explorer to be used as a K-9 vehicle.
a certi cate of appreciation by Yorktown
Police Chief Robert Noble at the Town “I knew I’d need community support to e Yorktown Animal Hospital takes “ e community really outpoured and
Board’s Sept. 17 meeting. get this program up and running again; care of Dallas and Yorktown Veterinary took care of the police department and our
these dogs are a part of our YPD fam- K-9s,” Diana said.
“We o er this service for any New ily,” Noble said. “If you talk to any o cer
York State law enforcement agency. We here they’ll tell you they love those K-9s.
love cops, but we really love K-9 cops. It’s
our pleasure to do it. ey’re right there. ey’re a valuable part of our team.”
Spar is a multi-purpose dog who, along
ey’re o cers, too,” Saldanah said. with narcotics detection, can conduct
e Yorktown Police Department re- missing persons and buildings searches as
well as apprehend criminal suspects.
instituted its K-9 division in 2017, but it Spar’s cost was $14,000. However,
wouldn’t have been possible without the former Sen. Terrence Murphy donated
help of the community. $10,000 and a private donor contributed
$4,000 toward Spar’s purchase.
Councilman Tom Diana and Yorktown “We couldn’t do this program without
Against Heroin had a fundraiser in 2016. the community,” Noble said.
Multiple families have lent a hand in
ey wanted to give back to the town with providing necessities for the K-9 division.
the money they raised, so in 2017 they Eric and Liz DiBartolo, owners of
bought a narcotics detection dog for the Rainbow Bridge Pet Crematory, donated
Yorktown Police Department named Dal- bulletproof vests for both Dallas and Spar.
las.
e Ofner family from Yorktown do-
“It gets a little bit better than that. e nated heat alarms for the K-9 vehicles.
community was so inspired about it, that
we had people that donated food for the Dominick and Kim Sansotta purchased
food for Dallas and John and Pattie Cer-
rst year for the dog,” Diana said in a bone of JCM Racing purchase the food
phone call after the meeting. “Mohegan for Spar.
Fire Department donated one of their
used vehicles and the vets are taking care
of the dogs for cost. So basically, the K-9

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Happily
Ever
After

How about some broccoli e century
with your milkshake? of the woman

Northern Westchester In a recent presentation for Perhaps it was the death
commuters traveling of famous journalist and
Metro North Railroad’s the Hudson Valley Gateway reporter Cokie Roberts MY
Hudson River line will recognize or, possibly, it was the fact that I PERSPECTIVE
the name Philipse Manor as one BRUCE Chamber of Commerce, His- was celebrating another birth-
of the stations along the route, day which was unfortunately JAMES
nested in the town of Sleepy THE BLOG toric Hudson Valley senior VP attached to an alarmingly high MARTORANO
Hollow. For a passerby, what else Peter Pockriss explained how number. Whatever the reason, I
is there to know? recently found myself re ecting question of why this inequality
BRUCE the tourist organization uses on the entirety of my life and existed. Although I doubt my ef-
Well, there’s this… APAR the major societal changes I have forts had any impact I am happy
In the latter half of the 18th entertainment events—like the been witness to. to report that women comprise
century, one Adolph Philipse owned a sprawling at least half of the Fordham Law
52,000-acre provisioning plantation, anchored by Blaze and the Sleepy Hollow I mention Cokie Roberts School student body today. But
a grist mill that fed his considerable wealth. because for years she was a staple it’s not just in law schools where
A copy of Mr. Philipse’s 1750 probate inven- Experience—to entice visitors of my morning routine as I com- women have made inroads, it’s
tory documents his property. Topping the list is muted to work with my radio evident everywhere you look.
the name “Caesar,” identifying a human being, into coming back for its masterly permanently trans xed to Na-
just like you and me, save for a singular, profound tional Public Radio. She was an I remember when the rst
di erence: Caesar, like so many others of his produced and groundbreaking insightful and brilliant journalist black woman elected to Con-
race, was treated as a piece of property—“legally who was a trailblazer for women gress, Shirley Chisholm, visited
owned enslaved property,” to be exact. education e orts, such as “People Not Property.” in the news industry. In addition my law school after announc-
to providing cogent reports on ing her candidacy for president
e history of slavery in America shouldn’t be COMFORT FOOD FOR THOUGHT the nation’s political machina- in 1972. I was fortunate to get
a news ash to anybody. e history of slavery, “Our strategy,” he said, “is using popular events tions, she, as Speaker Nancy an opportunity to speak with
and of enslaved people, right here in the Hudson Pelosi noted, “brought the role of her back then. She told me of
Valley, however, may not sound so familiar. that encourage people to come back for other women to light by telling stories the incredible pressures against
reasons, where we can give them some history. of the unsung women who built her as she boldly attempted to
PEOPLE NOT PROPERTY We call it the broccoli with the milkshake.” our nation.” challenge the accepted norm
at’s precisely the reason that Historic Hud- that only men should run for the
Just as broccoli is undeniably nutritious, there is e rise in prominence of presidency. Today, several women
son Valley (HHV), a non-pro t education orga- enrichment for the mind and the soul in learning Cokie Roberts and so many are aspiring to the highest o ce
nization that is one of the jewels of our region, about, and learning from, this area’s backstory build- professional women after her in the land and, although there
has undertaken a project that is as important as it ing a thriving economy—and the personal riches in countless segments of our are some pockets of resistance, it
is ambitious. It is called “People Not Property.” that attend it—on the backs of enslaved people. society is indicative of a societal appears that the gender bias bar-
shift more monumental than any rier is slowly diminishing.
Most people know Historic Hudson Valley e Historic Hudson Valley’s state-of-the-art other in my lifetime. I remem-
(hudsonvalley.org) by the high-pro le events and website, upgraded a few months ago, is a treasure ber when I entered Fordham In 2019, women are breaking
sites in its thick portfolio. trove of easily digestible information about “Slav- Law School in 1971 and found down immense barriers, societal
ery in the Colonial North.” myself in a class whose gender and legal, which have been in
Most notable this time of year is the Great composition was 99% male. Two place for thousands of years.
Jack O’Lantern Blaze. at autumnal spectacle “Slavery was not just a Southern institution,” years later, as editor of the stu-
has been a runaway public favorite since it started says University of Texas history professor Dr. dent newspaper (the Advocate), SEE MARTORANO PAGE 12
15 years ago, made possible by the corporate Daina Ramey Berry in a video on the website. “It I dedicated an entire issue to the
largesse of Entergy. Since its debut in 2005, at- was an American institution.”
tendance at the Blaze has ballooned tenfold, with
nearly 180,000 visitors in 2018. TEACHING TEACHERS ABOUT SLAVERY
e website includes easily navigable and

absorbing interactive features that are ideal for
students, who form a major segment of the HHV
audience, both online and at its many event and
experiential sites, which Mr. Pockriss says welcome
15,000 schoolkids a year. ere’s even a special
Teachers Institute for K-12 educators, sponsored

SEE APAR PAGE 19

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Thursday, October 10, 2019 OPINION Yorktown News – Page 11

LETTERS

Business is ply say YES! Say yes to all parties Emporium, among others, have with potential tenants. Business- about demographics, but the

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To the editor: posing campaign literature, too. Republican and Democratic ad- vorable demographics and good SEE LETTERS PAGE 14
Remember, don’t risk harming ministrations despite discussions infrastructure. We can’t do much

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ic times, many businesses and hard enough running a business

community organizations are or organization without turn-

being asked to take a position ing o half the electorate—and

by supporting a certain political it’s the fair and equitable thing

party or candidate. It is sel sh to do. Do the right thing! Busi- New Patient
and unfair for political parties nesses and community organi- Special
and candidates to put any group zations need to be inclusive, not
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Local businesses are operated
by people who come from a vari- Founder/President Yorktown

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ety of political persuasions, as do

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rely. e same is true of individ- Supervisor Gilbert
uals who belong to one or more take home
whitening kit
organizations or members of

community organizations who To the editor:

also own a business. Pressuring While I will miss the Kmart

either businesses or community store when it closes in Yorktown, Dr. Matt Guarino at first visit Dr. Danielle Winters
organizations to post political I don’t see this as a local govern-
signs, posters and brochures in ment problem. e town didn’t

their establishments could put cause Kmart to move out any

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Page 12 – Yorktown News OPINION Thursday, October 10, 2019

MARTORANO document the existence of a male-dominated societies leave more dissimilar to what we society came weapons as well as
single coherent civilization that remains glorifying war, weapons, experience today. For them, warrior gods with accompany-
FROM PAGE 10 dominance, etc., this society left the primary purpose of life was ing evidence of slaughter, slavery
ourished throughout Eastern a strikingly di erent archaeo- not to conquer, ght or destroy and the treatment of women as
Improbably, a close examination and Southern Europe and else- logical legacy. others. All of society’s resources, property.
of history reveals that it was not where lasting from 10,000 B.C. both masculine and feminine,
always this way. to around 3000 B.C. It’s truly astounding to realize were dedicated to promoting Any hope that the kinder, gen-
that in the civilization unearthed and enhancing the quality of tler, more humane matriarchal
Archaeologist, scientist and Documenting her ndings by this author’s painstaking work life of all its members. Gimbu- society may reemerge was utterly
author Dr. Marija Gimbutas has through the examination of the society was matriarchal and tas detected a special emphasis shattered by three powerful fac-
written a series of eye-opening over 40,000 artifacts,. Gimbutas matrilineal. Descent and inheri- on the arts. As you may have tors: 1) a strict professional bias
books (“ e Gods and God- paints a picture of a dominant tance were traced through the guessed, there existed a rather against women which claimed
desses of Old Europe,” “ e culture (which she calls Old mother. Men and women were advanced appreciation of beauty to have its roots in an analysis of
Language of the Goddess,” “ e Europe) where women were in treated as equal with neither both physical and spiritual. All “human nature,” 2) a chauvinisti-
Civilization of the Goddess”) equal control with men in almost gender dominant in law or in of this was maintained within cally biased assumption of the
which carefully and meticulously every aspect of society. Whereas practice. Unlike male-dominated the context of an agricultural superiority of males, and 3) a
societies, this one was class- lifestyle whose main emphasis deeply religious bias promoted
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war and aggression, instead After thousands of years the prejudice and outright subroga-
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the mystery, beauty and sanctity powered by a patriarchal culture. begrudgingly being lifted. Cokie
Instructor of life. No evidence of slavery, As our author notes, “Towns and Roberts and hundreds of brave
royalty, human sacri ces, military villages disintegrated, magni - women like her have to be given
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be found, all of which are the did shrines, frescoes, sculptures, only regret is not possessing the
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Page 14 – Yorktown News OPINION Thursday, October 10, 2019

LETTERS tion of the ERBC, the Town Board has hold a taxpayer’s rally on the steps of the tion of other speakers. Rather than wait
FROM PAGE 11
received proposals from 11 marketing Yorktown Town Hall at 10 a.m. Satur- for his turn to speak he interrupts. He

rms seeking to give Yorktown a strong day, Oct. 19. We want no tax increases. regularly and rudely sticks his camera in

services, police protection and utilities to identity that draws investment dollars. I would like to invite all candidates run- people’s faces.

attract businesses that see a t with the e ERBC has narrowed the eld to two ning for o ce. Candidates will tell the Here are the facts about the referenced

Yorktown community. Contrary to the rms from the 11 which will now present people of Yorktown their platform for incident between Councilman Lachter-

previous Grace administration’s record, their credentials to the Town Board at its not increasing property taxes. We will man and Councilman Patel at a Town

the current Gilbert administration has Oct. 22 work session. give each candidate two minutes to speak Board meeting in October 2018: Coun-

been doing a good job of replacing leaky “We see a unique opportunity to le- on the issues important to them. cilman Lachterman was speaking and

roofs on town buildings, repaving roads verage our town’s assets,” said Supervisor It’s budget time again. I asked the three Councilman Patel interrupted him and

and upgrading town parks and trails. Ilan Gilbert, who added “that the board incumbents running for election on the stuck a cardboard, not paper, into his face

I’d say the choice is clear: Continue the expects this investment in the town’s fu- Yorktown Town Board if they would try almost striking him. is necessitated

progress that Mr. Gilbert and his admin- ture to pay for itself many times over.” for a no increase in the budget this year; Councilman Lachterman to push the

istration are making or go backwards. Supervisor Gilbert added, “We expect there was complete silence. I took that as cardboard away from his face. Council-

Michael Epting this campaign to enhance the business a no; not to even try for a zero increase. man Patel then grabbed the gavel from

Yorktown Heights environment, create jobs and a sense of e UTY has always put the people rst. Supervisor Gilbert, what his intentions

unity and pride among residents.” e last time UTY did a rally was for were is not known as Supervisor Gilbert

Marketing Yorktown e marketing rm selected will be an on-time New York State budget. e grabbed it back, perhaps preventing an
evaluated based on successful e orts in budget that year was on time. Join us, talk injury. is is documented on the video

To the editor, communities similar to Yorktown, as well to the candidates and don’t forget to vote of the Town Board meeting in question!

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, Yorktown’s Town as assessed on existing perceptions and on Nov 5. Why the writer believes that a newly

Board heard a follow-up proposal from opportunities for enhancing the town’s Ed Ci one elected town o cial is entitled to a “hon-

the Town’s Economic and Business Revi- image. e rm will seek input from civic President, United Taxpayers eymoon period” is beyond comprehen-

talization Committee (ERBC) on brand- organizations and the business commu- of Yorktown sion. Newly elected o cials should be

ing. nity such as the Chamber of Commerce su ciently knowledgeable to legislate/

e ERBC was established by Super- and the Small Business Association. Partisan letter govern without having to take a course of
visor Gilbert in February 2018 to “think It’s heartening to see a professional, ignores facts study called Elected O cials 101.
outside the box” for the good of the town. objective and thorough approach to the
Trisha Sullivan-Rothberg and Shera-

Its objective is to strengthen and enable economic future of our great town. ank lyn Pulver Goodman may be “intelligent,

the business environment in Yorktown you, Supervisor Gilbert, for creating the To the editor decent and hard-working” as are Super-

leading to increased commercial activity ERBC and thanks to the ERBC for its In the Oct. 3 edition of Yorktown visor Gilbert, Councilman Lachterman

and tax revenue along with the creation e orts to improve our town. News, there was a “Letter to the Editor” and Councilman Diana. Perhaps the two

of local jobs. Sonia Idelsohn titled “Support for Yorktown Demo- Democratic candidates for the Town

e EBRC has now reached the phase Shrub Oak crats.” is letter is clearly partisan in its Council would be viable candidates if they

where it is looking to develop a branding Put taxpayers first nature and is substantially inaccurate. attended and participated in Town Board

campaign to attract business and position To state that criticisms of Councilman or Planning Board meetings and learned
Yorktown as a great place to visit and in- Patel are “disrespectful, bordering on rac- how town government functions, but

vest. To the editor, ism” is wrong. What is disrespectful is SEE LETTERS PAGE 18

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Page 18 – Yorktown News OPINION Thursday, October 10, 2019

LETTERS function the same way or under Gilbert deserve additional terms fore him. Ironically, it is the same to know that economic revital-
the laws, rules, regulations and of o ce; they have earned it. administration he has resorted ization is our top priority.
FROM PAGE 14

guidelines that the school board Jay Kopstein to attacking on a consistent ba- Here’s our seven-point plan for

they haven’t! It should be noted does. Councilmen Lachterman Yorktown Heights sis. Yorktown deserves more than revitalization:

that town government does not and Diana as well as Supervisor Time for a change politics as usual. Despite his best 1. Hold a forum for commer-
e orts Mr. Gilbert has only per- cial property owners to hear their
petuated the ongoing partisan ideas and challenges. We know

To the editor, bickering without providing any that town government isn’t in the

As the race for Yorktown su- solutions to the real problems business of renting retail space,

pervisor comes down the home facing our community. Many of but we will ensure a friendly

stretch, there is a clear di erence these issues, such as Yorktown’s business environment.

between the two candidates. stalling economy, Mr. Gilbert ag- 2. Partner with the Chamber

Matt Slater has put forward a gressively ran on during the 2017 of Commerce and the Yorktown

clear plan for the future of our election. Small Business Association and

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APAR pointed out… Millennial Baby Boomer,” by Bob Fisch,
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that uniquely reprehensible stain languages and commemorate the

on our heritage, though, is to visit 50th anniversary of Stonewall.

Philipsburg Manor, which, says • At Sunnyside, the Hudson

Mr. Pockriss, is “one of the few River estate of Washington

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to many people.” He adds, “I don’t of the publication of “ e Leg-

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Making history
in Jamaica

Yorktown’s Tori Patterson retires
after World Cup appearance

BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER Tori Patterson battles fore getting the call to play for e rst 90 minutes ended in Tori Patterson at the
SPORTS EDITOR an Australian player the Jamaican national team. a 1-1 draw. So, the teams went World Cup, which was
for the ball at the to overtime. Jamaica struck rst,
All eyes were on Team USA 2019 World Cup. Patterson, whose parents are going up 2-1. But Panama coun- played in France.
this summer, but Yorktown’s both Jamaican, had played on tered, tying the game with just 5
Tori Patterson was also at the Patterson said. “And when she the Jamaican U20 team since minutes left. PHOTOS COURTESY OF TORI PATTERSON
Women’s World Cup making gave me advice, I ate that up.” 2012, the year she obtained dual
history of her own. citizenship. She was called up to After 120 minutes, the match ers.
Her next professional expe- the main team in July 2018 just was tied 2-2. A spot in the “It’s about time, honestly,” said
Patterson, a 2012 Yorktown rience was with Gintra Uni- in time to help Jamaica qualify World Cup would be decided by
High School graduate, helped versitetas, a Lithuanian club for the 2019 World Cup. penalty kicks. Patterson, who said she appreci-
lead Jamaica to its rst-ever team. Her club was the only one ates the U.S. women’s team us-
World Cup appearance in soccer. from Lithuania to qualify for After winning the Caribbean Jamaica was awless, scor- ing its platform to advocate for
the Champion’s League, which tournament, Jamaica moved on ing on all four of its attempts to equality.
ough Jamaica dropped all brings together the best clubs to the CONCACAF Women’s claim the victory. Patterson was
three of its matches, failing to from Europe. Championship, where Patterson headed to France. e lack of money in women’s
advance out of the group stage, and company went up against soccer is one of the reasons Pat-
Patterson said the experience “I technically played on the the best teams from North “ e women’s team had never terson has decided to end her
was one she’ll never forget. best team in Lithuania,” Patter- America and Central America. quali ed for the World Cup,” playing career at a young age.
son said. Patterson said. “ is was the rst
“It was like something you e Top 3 nishers from time in history.” BACK IN YORKTOWN
dream about when you were a Playing three matches in the the tournament would qualify Coming o perhaps the high-
little kid,” she said. “I honestly Republic of Georgia, Gintra for the World Cup. Jamaica Playing for both an Italian
never thought I’d be playing in a Universitetas went undefeated had never nished higher than club and the Jamaican national light of her soccer career, Patter-
World Cup.” in group play to advance to the fourth. team, Patterson spent the next son has decided to retire and live
single-elimination portion of several months before the World with her family in Yorktown.
But playing at the highest lev- the tournament. Her club then After advancing out of the Cup traveling around the world,
el in the world can take a mental defeated FC Zurich (Switzer- group stage, Jamaica found itself playing in countries like South “I want to settle down,” Pat-
and physical toll. In addition to land) in the Round of 32 but lost in a semi- nal matchup against Africa and Scotland. terson said. “I’m ready to kind of
su ering injuries, Patterson has to FC Barcelona (Spain) in the the United States, the defending just move on, have some roots,
lived the life of a nomad, travel- Round of 16. CONCACAF and World Cup AF TERMATH make more money.”
ling internationally while play- champions. When the United States won
ing for clubs based in Lithuania In March 2018, Patterson Patterson graduated UConn
and Norway. tried out for a club in Norway, After losing 6-0, Jamaica was its second consecutive World with a degree in risk analysis
which was playing its preseason given a chance to redeem itself Cup in July, the ensuing discus- and risk management, which
Now, after living the dream, matches in Spain. Patterson, in the third-place game against sion was less about the results on she wants to put to use, perhaps
the 25-year-old is retiring from though, su ered a hip injury and Panama, held in Frisco, Texas. the eld and more about equal working for an insurance com-
playing the game she loves. Back spent the next several months pay for the women soccer play- pany.
home in Yorktown, Patterson rehabbing.
said she’ll pursue steadier job op- She’s also lending her exper-
portunities and also coach with Once healthy, she played for a tise to the Yorktown Youth Soc-
the Yorktown Youth Soccer Club. semi-pro team in Houston be- cer Club as a coach. Patterson
would like to coach at the high
“It’s just been a lot. A lot of school level, but she decided to
travel,” she said. “I hate using retire just weeks before the fall
the word sacri ce, but I gave up season was set to begin.
a lot. I’m just kind of ready to
move on.”

PATTERSON’S JOURNEY
After playing for Yorktown

High School, Patterson started
her college career at the Univer-
sity of Georgia but transferred
after three semesters to the Uni-
versity of Connecticut.

A defender, she got her club
soccer start in 2016 as a practice
reserve with the now-defunct
FC Kansas City, of the National
Women’s Soccer League. ere,
she became teammates with one
of her soccer idols, Becky Sau-
rbrunn, a veteran defender for
USA national team.

“I got to practice with her
every day and I kind of just
watched everything she did,”


Thursday, October 10, 2019 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 21

Hornets’ field hockey squad ready for Scarsdale

Lakeland comes o 6-0 victory against Brewster

BY MIKE SABINI gether as a team.”

CONTRIBUTING WRITER Shortly after that timeout, Lakeland went up

2-0 on goals by Mia Smith, o a de ection, and

Lakeland eld hockey is ready to go for its se- Ettere (1G, 2A), which was assisted by Jenna Mc-

nior night contest at 6:30 p.m. ursday, Oct. 10, Crudden (1G, 1A).

against one of the top teams in Section 1, visiting “It was from Jenna hitting it outside and me get-

Scarsdale. ting the tip, just being scrappy in front of the goal,

e Hornets, the No. 20 ranked team in the I think that’s really important,” Ettere said. “Being

country, are coming o an eight-day break, with scrappy in front of the goal really helps us a lot dur-

their last game a 6-0 triumph against visiting ing games. It’s not going to be a perfect shot, it’s

Brewster on Oct. 2. probably going to be ugly, but it’s a goal.”

“We are really excited to play them,” Lakeland Brewster eventually did get some time on Lake-

junior Keirra Ettere said of playing Scarsdale. “It’s land’s end of the eld but the Hornets were up to

going to be some good competition. We are going the challenge of keeping the Bears o the score-

to be ready.” board.

Lakeland senior captain Emma Halderman “It was de nitely huge because if it goes 2-1 it’s

echoed Ettere’s excitement. anybody’s game. Even 2-0 is very close, so we really

“We are de nitely excited, especially because need to work on passing rst because we kept drib-

that’s our senior night,” Halderman said. “We are bling and losing possession and we weren’t hustling

really looking forward to having a competitive back as much as we should’ve,” Halderman said.

game. In order to be successful, we need to work “We really need to working on hustling back and

on playing more together as a team, not trying to trying to defend faster and harder, working on get-

be sel sh, pass the ball a lot more. We have to try ting our passes o instead of having turnovers.”

to set our teammates up for success and hopefully Halderman made sure not to turn it over when

work on nishing in front of the goal a lot more she scored, courtesy of an assist by Lauren Salazar

because we struggled with that in the beginning FILE PHOTO/ROB DIANTONIO (1G, 1A). at made the game 3-0 and the Hor-
of this game a little bit. We need to focus on that nets didn’t look back.
in practice and hopefully we’ll get the opportunity Lakeland’s Erin Daly plays in a Sept. 24 game against John Jay
to nish.” (Cross River). “I tried to shoot far post. It happened to luckily
go in but we really work on trying to get chips in

Halderman was referring to Lakeland’s contest “It de nitely brought us together and changed our front of the goal, instead of trying to take it our-

against Brewster, which was scoreless when Lakeland mindset,” Ettere said of the timeout. “We were kind of selves,” Halderman said.

coach Sharon Sarsen called time out with 15:26 left in not working as a team in the beginning. So, that timeout Emma Fon (1G), Erin Daly (1A) and Celeste Pagliar-

the rst half. de nitely put our heads back into the game, to work to- oli (2 saves) also produced for the Hornets (10-1).

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VarsRityou(1n0/d1-1u0/7p)
Karaqi scores four times again
in win against Brewster

Lakeland volleyball gets revenge against Huskers

BY MIKE SABINI Bassani tallied 9 saves in a 3-0 Lakeland, according to Karaqi.

CONTRIBUTING WRITER Lakeland setback against Somers. “We felt as a team we were get-

Lakeland Boys ting close but just really wanted to
Soccer (6-5-1)
LAKELAND 6 VS.BREWSTER 1 come out and score the rst goal

Monday, Oct. 7 tonight,” Karaqi said. “And after I

For the second time this season, got the rst one, we just kept go-

Lakeland’s Augie Karaqi scored ing. Coach (Tim Hourahan) told

LAKELAND 0 JOHN JAY CR 2 four goals in a game, this time in a us at halftime not to stop and get

Thursday, Oct. 3 6-1 triumph against visiting the next goal to kill o the game

Lakeland’s Nick Bassani re- Brewster, where the Hornets led and I got a great cross to pick up

corded 6 saves in Hornets’ 2-0 loss 3-0 at halftime. the fourth goal a few minutes into Lakeland goalie Nick
versus John Jay (Cross River). After losing their last two games the second half.” Bassani leaps for the
save at Somers.
LAKELAND 0 SOMERS 3 on the road, the Hornets were re- Bryan Jaramillo (1G), Genti
Saturday, Oct. 5 ally excited to come back and have Gashi (1G, 1A), Sonny Karaqi PHOTOS: ROB DIANTONIO
a home game under the lights at (2A), Steban Minchalo (1A), Jack

Tuite (1A), Antonio Gerbasi (1A)

and Jason Pasato (5 saves) also

earned their way into the box score

for a Lakeland squad that next phy and Nabil Kamal all recording For Weitman,it was his rst var-

hosts Tuckahoe at 3:30 p.m. Satur- a goal each. sity career win.

day, Oct. 12. Dylan Lopez (1 save) and Scotty Lakeland Volleyball
Weitman (1 save) combined on the (8-4)
Yorktown Boys shutout.
Soccer (8-4)
“Against Brewster I think
it was all about the mindset,”

O’Callaghan said. “After our last WEDNESDAY,OCT.2

YORKTOWN 1 SOMERS 5 game, we all kind of agreed to start Lakeland 3 vs. Poughkeepsie 0

Thursday, Oct. 3 a new season with a clean slate and Host Lakeland defeated Pough-

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val Somers. Kayla Jennings (10 aces), Caitlin

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YORKTOWN 8 VS. NORTH ROCKLAND 1 (13 assists, 7 aces).

BREWSTER 0 Monday, Oct. 7 “We’ve been working hard on

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Yorktown earned a 8-0 triumph Rockland, 3-1, led by Popovic ing more aggressive on o ense,”

against visiting Brewster, led by (1G), O’Connor (1G), David Dip- Tsui said. “We have a lot of games

Timmy O’Callaghan (3G, 1A), polito (1G), O’Callaghan (2A), in the next couple of weeks includ-

with Popovic, Mikey O’Connor, Rocco Cardillo (1A) and Scott ing some tough league matches.

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ROUNDUP Yorktown’s esel (1 assist, 2 aces, 12 digs), Ol- Wednesday, Oct. 2 7-2 setback against Somers.
Kelsey ivia Waschenko (6 kills, 1 assist, 6 Caley Doell (15 saves) and Na-
FROM PAGE 22 digs), Torres (6 kills, 2 aces, 9 digs, dia Parisi (1G) produced for the Yorktown Cross
McDonnell 2 blocks), Aniyah Seales (3 kills, 5 host Hornets in their 2-1 loss to Country
Kubicsko said. controls blocks), Olivia Fasce (2 kills, 14 as- John Jay.
against sists,3 aces,5 digs,1 block),Lauren GROUT CROSS COUNTRY
LAKELAND 3 VS. Somers. Strauss (4 aces, 3 digs), Cane (12 LAKELAND 0 VS.BREWSTER 1 INVITATIONAL
YORKTOWN 2 kills, 1 ace, 5 digs, 1 block), Jenna Friday, Oct. 4
PHOTO: ROB Rabadi (1 kill), Silverman (2 kills, Doell registered 6 saves in a 1-0 Saturday, Oct. 5
Monday, Oct. 7 DIANTONIO 14 assists, 2 aces, 3 digs) and Paige Yorktown participated in the
Kubicsko (18 kills, 24 digs), Melagrano (1 kill) led Yorktown to defeat against visiting Brewster at Grout Cross Country Invitational
Wisker (10 kills, 4 aces, 15 digs), set, but eventually pushed through a 3-1 (25-18, 17-25, 25-11, 25-17) Granite Knolls Park. in Schenectady, with numerous
Jennings (6 kills, 16 digs), Tsui (16 it for the win. However in the sec- victory against visiting Pelham. standout performances, in the 2.75
assists, 3 aces) and Lydia Ayree (11 ond and third sets, Yorktown came LAKELAND 1 PANAS 1 2 OT mile, Division 1 event.
assists) helped Lakeland to a huge out and truly showed us what they “After losing the second set, we Monday, Oct. 7 Keira Flaherty (7th place,
3-2 (25-23, 20-25, 18-25, 25-21, could do. In the fourth and fth set team goals that would tally up Lakeland tied sister school Wal- 16:41.8), Noelle Cegielski (23rd,
25-16) win against visiting York- sets, we knew we had to play hard to a win for us,” Cane said. “Push- 19:06.5), Debra Dobransky (35th,
town, avenging an earlier-season and consistent, which we did, and ing ourselves for more aces and ter Panas 1-1 in double overtime, 20:52.6), Julia DiBenedetto (36th,
loss to the Huskers. that eventually led us to this sig- blocks improved our game so we led by Nadia Parisi (1G),Kate Mac 20:56.0), Ella Morris (37th,
“Overall, this was a great team ni cant win.” could take the next two sets.” Donald (1A) and Doell (10 saves). 20:58.39), Grace McClay (39th,
victory,” Wisker said. “Yorktown 21:09.5) and Eilish Buckley (46th,
is a very competitive team, so we Jackie Cane (22 kills), Allison YORKTOWN 3 BREWSTER 0 Yorktown Girls 25:39.3) stood out on the girl side.
knew we had to bring our A-game. Silverman (23 assists), Jackie Kno- Thursday, Oct. 3 Soccer (4-5-2) Michael Datillo (21st, 15:21.1),
We were trailing behind in the rst esel (6 aces, 37 digs) and Allison Tropea (1 dig),Knoesel (4 aces,6 Colin McCarthy (24th, 15:30.3),
Torres (6 blocks) led the Husk- WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2 Rolando Turcios (28th, 15:37.7),
ers in the mentioned categories digs), Torres (7 kills, 3 aces, 4 digs, Yorktown 0 @ Somers 3 Derek Memmesheimer (34th,
against Lakeland. 2 blocks), Julia Sateriale (1 assist), Yorktown’s Erisa Krasniqi re- 16:08.7), Patrick Ryan (36th,
Seales (2 kills, 2 blocks), Fasce (15 16:10.8), Jared Faivre (47th,
Yorktown Volleyball assists, 2 aces, 2 digs), Strauss (2 corded 8 saves in a 3-0 loss to rival 17:03.7) and Kieran Lampers-
(10-2, 4-2) aces), Cane (8 kills, 3 aces, 4 digs, Somers. berger (51st, 17:36) did the job for
1 block), Silverman (16 assists, 2 the boys.
YORKTOWN 3 VS.PELHAM 1 aces, 1 dig) and Melagrano (3 kills) Yorktown Field
Wednesday, Oct. 2 propelled Yorktown to a 3-0 (25-6, Hockey (3-7-3) Girls Swimming
Gia Tropea (1 assist, 1dig), Kno- 25-22, 25-9) win versus Brewster.
YORKTOWN 2 SOMERS 7 YORKTOWN 48 VS.
Lakeland Girls Wednesday, Oct. 2 LAKELAND/PANAS 46
Soccer (7-5-1) Addie Araneo (15 saves), Ellie
Friday, Oct. 4
LAKELAND 1 VS.JOHN JAY O’Donnell (1G, 1A), Alex Bold Yorktown won a thriller against
CROSS RIVER 2 (1G) and Kelsey McDonnell (1A) visiting Lakeland/Panas 48-46.
produced for the Huskers in their

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LAKELAND FOOTBALL

Lakeland falls to unbeaten John Jay
Santucci, Ruggieri stand out in loss

BY MIKE SABINI Rob Nardelli (5 catches, 46 excellent coach ( Jimmy Clark).

CONTRIBUTING WRITER yards), Mike Castelli (3 catches, ey are the defending champs

48 yards), Danny Libretti (3 for a reason. We played them

Lakeland fought hard against catches, 67 yards, 15 tackles), hard. But at the end of the day

visiting John Jay (Cross River) Mark Cummins (1 catch, 23 we got a lot to improve on and

last week, but the defending yards, 1 TD), Matt Makar (4 have to make more plays.”

Section 1 Class A champions catches, 18 yards), John Giufrid- Lakeland’s nal regular-sea-

proved to be too much for the da (11 tackles, 2 fumble recov- son game is a home game against

Hornets, who lost 35-21. eries), Jason Green (8 tackles) their sister school, Walter Panas

Lighting up the stat sheet in and Jorge Duque (7 tackles) all (7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11).

defeat was the quarterback-wide contributed to the host Hornets’ “We have to learn from our

receiver tandem of Tyler Santuc- e ort. mistakes in this game and put

ci (25-41, 401 yards, 3 TD) and Lakeland trailed at halftime all of our focus and attention on

Landon Ruggieri (10 catches, by seven points, 21-14, but John Panas,” Meadows said. “ ey are

197 yards, 3 TD). Jay pulled away in the second our crosstown rival and it’s the

e pass-heavy o ense was half. pink game, which is a huge com-

part of the Hornets’ game plan, “Overall I feel like my team munity event when everyone

said Lakeland coach Mike played tough. I am very proud comes together for a great cause.

Meadows. of them,” Meadows said. “John I know our place will be rocking.

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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT – HAILEY SOLIZ Hailey Soliz

Despite injury, senior captain FILE PHOTO/DEENA BELL
contributes to Huskers

BY MIKE SABINI start playing, but there was no years has been my mom because
CONTRIBUTING WRITER league for my age so they decided
to hire a 16-year-old to train me she is always by my side and sup-
Hailey Soliz, a senior captain, a few hours each week until I was
is in her fourth year on the York- old enough to play recreationally. ports me in everything I do. I’ve
town girls varsity soccer squad.
What is your favorite thing learned many things from my mom
Her rst three years she was a about being on the soccer team
defensive center mid elder, in- at Yorktown? but the most important would be
cluding her sophomore campaign
where she was named All-League Getting the chance to play with to nish everything I start.
Honorable Mention. my friends from my town again
after playing club for many years. Whether it’s trying a new class in
is year she is currently a team
manager because of an ACL in- Also, getting to see new talent school or a team that I may not be
jury she su ered while playing coming into the program and hav-
club soccer. ing the chance to play with these so happy playing on, I was taught
girls and seeing them develop into
Why did you decide to stay great players. to always follow through with my
with the team after your injury?
What is your favorite team commitments with full e ort.
My decision to stay with the activity or pregame or post game
team this year was simple: I love ritual that you share with your Tell us one thing about
the sport. Taking on this new teammates?
responsibility and still being in- yourself that not a lot of people
volved with the team without My favorite team activity would
the playing aspect can get hard at be the team dinners because it’s know?
times. a good time to get to know your
teammates outside of practice I’m pretty good at drawing but
Watching my team grow to- and games. My favorite pregame
gether and create that bond on the ritual would probably be meeting rarely have time to do it.
in the team room before home
eld is a great thing to see. Even games and listening to music to Do you plan on continuing
though I would prefer to be on the get hyped up for our game.
playing soccer in college? Tell
eld with my teammates, the role Do you have any goals for
I’ve taken this year has taught me your nal season at Yorktown? us about where you are going to
a lot about myself, my commit-
ment to the team, and my passion Even though I may not be school and why you chose it?
for soccer. physically able to help my team
on the eld, my goal for us is to I’m currently looking to play
How old were you when you win the section title this year. I can
started playing soccer and what see the obvious talent this group soccer in college based on how
got you started? of girls have and it reminds me of
my varsity team freshman year. well my recovery goes in this next
When I was 3 years old, my
family and I went on a trip to ese girls are driven, commit- year as I return to play. Also, if I
Bolivia where most of my dad’s ted, and have a real passion for the
family was from. ere I started to sport, and I think the section title nd a college that ts my academ-
play soccer with my older cousins isn’t out of our reach.
and my parents saw my potential ic needs and also has a good soc-
to succeed in the sport. Who has been your biggest role
model over the years and what cer program, I would consider that
So, when we returned home have you learned from them?
they immediately wanted me to school as a good option for me.
My biggest role model over the
Do you know what you want in soccer. My favorite professional If you could pick one place
to visit on vacation that you’ve
to study in college? If yes, what team is the US Women’s National never been to, where would you
go and why?
are you planning on studying team because they have popular-
Spain, because it’s a beautiful
and why? ized the sport in America due to country and I love the culture.

In college I plan on studying their success in the 2015 and 2019 What is your favorite food to
eat before or after a game?
some sort of forensic science as World Cups.
I don’t like to eat big meals be-
well as criminal justice. I have tak- What is your favorite music to fore games, but my favorite food
to eat after is my grandma’s riga-
en an interest in criminology be- listen to warming up for a game? toni and meatballs.

cause of a forensics elective I took Anything upbeat that gets me Best place to eat in Yorktown
and why?
my sophomore year and SUPA hyped up to play.
Hirame, because it’s a small
forensics that I’m currently taking. If you could have one super- place that is open late and is never
too busy to sit down and have a
Who is your favorite profes- power, what would it be and why? good quick meal. Also, their sushi
is just the best.
sional athlete and pro (or col- To y, because imagine how
What’s the go-to app on your
lege) sports team? cool it would be to see everything phone and why?

My favorite professional athlete from a bird’s-eye view. Also, you Twitter, because it always has
the newest and best memes as
is Ronaldinho because of the way could go anywhere whenever you well as news updates and school
reminders.
he incorporates his own creativity wanted without worrying about
For a young athlete growing
to nd any way he can to succeed how you’re going to get there. up in the Yorktown district,
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Beyond the box score

Confession time: My knowl- ose players include de- team. we then ask him to sprint to the
edge of sports is very rudimen- fenders Maddy Marr, Danielle back post in the o chance a ball
tary. Gridley and Madison Bold, MARSH Nicknamed “ e Hammer,” gets served there for him to go
“who you will notice when they MADNESS DeSantis is asked by his coach win again.”
Despite what WFAN callers defend their circle, but once the to do just about everything,
may have you believe, watching ball is sent up the eld everyone Earlier this year, DeSantis
football from your couch every tends to forget that they just BRIAN including defending the other played 98 of 100 minutes in a
Sunday while drinking beer and helped set up the entire o en- scoreless overtime tie against
eating chips by no means makes sive play,” Gannon said. Like a MARSCHHAUSER team’s top playmaker in the Hen Hud. e next day, he
you an expert on X’s and O’s. goalie, defenders can also knock found out he had a strep throat
the ball away from the net, for middle of the eld. and a 101-degree fever.
Sure, we have fantasy teams which they won’t get statistical
and watch highlights, so we credit. DeSantis, said Hourahan, is “He is without a doubt the
know all about Patrick Ma- engine of our team and a perfect
homes, Saquon Barkley and De- ere are stats, such as assists, “our team’s best ball winner on captain who leads by example,”
Andre Hopkins, but what about that do exist for supporting Hourahan said.
the guys blocking for them? players. But they only show Julia Ferone. goal kicks and punts as well as
How many of you can honestly who directly set up a scoring So, the next time you read
say you’ve analyzed the playing play. What about the player “ ey do their jobs so well being our one free man on all about a player scoring a hat trick
styles of Joel Bitonio and Ryan who assisted on the assist? On or rushing for 300 yards, keep
Ramczyk? Gannon’s team, those players are and are sel ess players be- defensive free kicks to go attack the “unskilled” players in mind.
mid elders Sam Penneys and
( ey are All-Pro o ensive cause they are team players not and win the balls in the box as ink about everyone else who
linemen, by the way.) did his or her job to make that
individual players,” Gannon well. performance possible.
I don’t mean this as a critique.
It’s human nature to be drawn said. “ ey think of the whole “On top of that,” Hourahan
to the ball. Unless you plan on
watching every play a dozen picture, not just their part.” continued, “when we do get the
times—which is not realistic
unless it’s your job—you’ll never Similarly, Lakeland boys ball, we ask him to get behind it
see the full picture.
soccer coach Tim Hourahan so that we can switch the point
In football, the players who
handle the ball and score called Nicolas DeSantis, a senior of attack and he becomes our
points—quarterbacks, running
backs and wide receivers—are co-captain and defensive central pivot player to do so. Finally,
considered “skill position” play-
ers, which I’ve always thought mid elder, the “engine” of his when we get to the nal third,
was a bit condescending. Does
that make the other players Sports Deadline The sports deadline for Yorktown News is the Sunday before the next publication date. Varsity coaches should
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Baby Steps

BY PHILIP SETTEMBRINO he did. is phrase helped Wiley navigate through his • Should I pay o my mortgage?
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brink of a nervous breakdown. • What type of savings vehicle is best for me?
When speaking with people about establishing a - • How do I prepare for the cost of college?
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