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Published by Halston Media, 2019-07-05 15:37:07

Yorktown News 07.04.19

Vol. 8 No. 14 Visit for the latest news. Thursday, July 4, 2019

Yorktown Firemen’s Parade

Hundreds of families

lined the streets of

Yorktown on Wednesday,

June 26, for the return

of the Firemen’s Parade,

one of Yorktown’s oldest


Yorktown was joined at

the parade by many other

departments throughout

the county, including

Mohegan Lake.

After the parade

wrapped up, many

families made their way

over to the fundraising

carnival, which ran until

Sunday at the Commerce

Street rehouse.

As a 100 percent

volunteer re company,

the carnival, rst held

in 1920, is the Yorktown

Heights Engine

Company No. 1’s biggest

fundraising event of the

year. More photos on

pages 12-13.


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The Staff Police: Yorktown man robbed of ATV at gunpoint

EDITORIAL TEAM BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER e meetup on Columbine Police Chief Robert Noble, the Pleasant, where he was arrested
EDITOR: 914-302-5628 EDITOR Court, which happened around buyers, both men, displayed what by local and county police.
[email protected]
10 p.m., was arranged through appeared to be a handgun. One e second man, Jermal Lin-
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-214-4285 A Yorktown man who had a “social media marketplace,” of the men drove o in the ATV coln, 29, of the Bronx, was lo-

[email protected] posted his ATV for sale online though police did not reveal while the other drove o in a car, cated Wednesday, June 26, by the

ADVERTISING TEAM was allegedly threatened with a the speci c website. Police also police said. New York Police Department.
914-202-2392 gun and robbed Tuesday, June would not say whether the Yor- e ATV was recovered Yorktown police responded to

[email protected] 25, during a meeting with po- ktown man lived on Columbine when one of the men, Brandon the 40th Precinct, in the Bronx,
tential buyers, according to the Court. R. Dean, 27, of the Bronx, was where Lincoln was arrested.
[email protected] Yorktown Police Department. During the potential sale, said located in the town of Mount Dean and Lincoln were ar-

CORINNE STANTON raigned at Yorktown Justice
Court on charges of rst-degree
[email protected]
JENNIFER CONNELLY robbery, a Class B felony.
for Yorktown Both men were unable to
[email protected] post bail ($25,000 cash/$50,000
NANCY SORBELLA bond for Dean and $50,000
Celebrating 10 years cash/$100,000 bond for Lin-
[email protected] coln) and were remanded to
BRUCE HELLER Westchester County Depart-
Who do you know that deserves a free car? ment of Corrections.
[email protected] In 2016, the Yorktown Police

PRODUCTION TEAM Department set aside some of its
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JV Mall hosts Sunset Market

Food trucks, a beer garden, live music, kids’ games, local vendors, and a screening under the stars.
Hundreds enjoyed the festivities at the debut installment of Je erson Valley Mall’s Sunset Market on
ursday, June 27.

e next Sunset Market is scheduled for 5-8:30 p.m. ursday, July 25.

The Peekskill Brewery serves up some drinks in the beer garden.

Kids climb
the rock wall.

The Happy Crabs play some songs for the crowd.

Jonathan and Lisa Baratz,
owners of Bear Mountain Coffee
Roasters, serve up refreshing cold
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Ken Belfer,
president of the
Mohegan Lake
District, on
his stand-up
paddleboard at
the 2018 Lake


Kids participate in a fishing derby.

Lake Day returns July 13

A family-fun day of shing of Mohegan Lake Improvement Lakeshore Drive Lakefront Ave. Hear the latest news about
derbies, boat races, hiking, live District. Bring the kids to sh in the Bring your boat and join in the Lake Mohegan, steps the Mohe-
music, international dancers and gan Lake Improvement District
more will return to Mohegan A “Water Taxi” will be avail- lake. Equipment provided. fun. Take a look at works created is taking to improve water qual-
Lake on Saturday, July 13. able to shuttle people between by the talented resident commu- ity, and how you can help.
beaches from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 10:30 11:30 A.M. HIKE ROCK nity, and enjoy the performance
e annual Lake Day celebra- As you go from beach to beach, HILL PARK of traditional ai dance. COMMUNITY NIGHT
tion, with a rain date of July 14, is you can pick up a “passport” and Mohegan Colony, 3094 Oak
free and open to the public with stamp it to show you’ve been Rock Hill Park 2 3:30 P.M. WILDLIFE
several events running through- at that beach. A drawing from Hike and learn about the local PRESENTATION, GAMES FOR St.
out the day at various beaches among the cards with the most bird life with Dr. Felicity Aren- KIDS • 6 p.m.—Games including a
dotting the lake. e event is stamps will be done at 7 p.m. at go, associate director, Center for
sponsored by the Mohegan Lake Mohegan Colony Beach. Biodiversity and Conservation at Mohegan Highlands, 3365 Molkky demonstration and light
Improvement District, a volun- the Museum of Natural History. Mohegan Ave. snacks
teer group that maintains the For more information, visit the Wear suitable hiking shoes, and
lake’s environment and preserves Mohegan Lake Improvement don’t forget your bug spray. Meet Learn about wildlife with • 7 p.m.—Beach passport
its history. District’s Facebook page (face- at the entrance kiosk, corner of naturalist Rick Lee of the Nature drawing, open mic, karaoke and Cabot Lane and Horton Road. Awareness School, followed by storytelling
“ roughout the year, we ac- provementDistrict). games for the kids.
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Assistant Coach Sal Ferone; Calvin Molloy; Tommy Vano; Joe Granitto; Ryan Saviano; Assistant Church Tag Sale Visit for more
Coach Jim McCarthy; Michael Ryan; Will McCarthy; Cole Haddock; Head Coach Charlie Baker;
Cameron Baker; Mike Butironi; Quinn Baelis; Sean Ryan; Jack Ferone; and Billy Feeks (not information.
pictured: Michael Curnyn)
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Car Show
Yorktown Bandits win 1377 East Main St., Shrub Oak, will
baseball championship
hold its annual tag sale on Saturday
e Yorktown Bandits 13U team won the Hudson Valley League Baseball championship on
Monday, June 3, by defeating the Somers Red Storm. and Sunday, July 6-7. Hours: Satur- e Yorktown Chamber of Com-

e 13-6 victory at Yorktown’s Granite Knolls Park capped o a run of ve consecutive day, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-3 merce and the town of Yorktown will
playo wins for the Bandits, led by Head Coach Charlie Baker.
p.m. host an Auto and First Responders
“Everyone, from top to bottom, contributed to this victory,” Baker said. “I am so happy and
proud of this team. is team has stayed together for ve years and were met with a lot of ob- Get items for your home or furnish Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday,
stacles along the way. We have a great group of both players and families.”
a college dorm or apartment. Just July 21, in the Kmart parking lot. e

about everything will be for sale, ex- event is rain or shine.

cept clothes. ere will be new items e show will feature new and

both weeks. classic cars, hot rods, drag cars and

For more information, visit seton- motorcycles. or call 914-528-3547 ext. 0. ere will also be a burnout contest,

Outdoor Movie Night loud pipe contest, auto vendors, food
and beer garden, live music, and ra es.

e town of Yorktown will host TED Talks and
its annual Outdoor Movie Night at Food Trucks
7 p.m. ursday, July 18, at the Jack
DeVito Veterans Memorial Field e First Presbyterian Church’s
(Veterans Road). A DJ Dance Party TED Talks and Food Trucks series
begins at 7 p.m. and the movie begins will continue at 6 p.m. Sunday, July
at sunset. 14, at the church, 2880 Crompond
Road, Yorktown Heights.
‘Frozen Junior’
e topic will be “Engaging with
Yorktown Stage Kids will per- Environmental Folklore. Could it be
form Disney’s “Frozen Junior” later that over the years some choices no
this month at Yorktown Stage, 1974 longer yield the results we expect? It
Commerce St. might be time to rethink what we do.
Is it time to make some changes to
• Saturday, July 27, 1 p.m. your daily habits?”
• Saturday, July 27, 6 p.m.
• Sunday, July 28, 1 p.m. Another TED Talks and Food
Tickets are $15. e run time is about Trucks on “Local Food Justice” will
75 minutes (with an intermission). be held the following week, on Sun-
day, July 21.

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Thursday, July 4, 2019 Yorktown News – Page 7

POLICE 10:55 p.m., just as the Firemen’s on July 9 and the 19-year-old will pain in her wrist, police said. Police made a tra c stop around
Carnival was wrapping up for return to Yorktown Justice Court Yorktown police, with the help 1 a.m. on Allan Avenue because

the evening. During the dispute, on July 25. of Putnam County Sheri ’s Of- the car in which they were driv-

and jewelry from Macy’s. which, police say, occurred over a ce, located the stolen vehicle and ing allegedly had an “inoperable

She was arrested after 7 p.m. cellphone,a 16-year-old from Cor- ROBBERY ARREST arrested Anzano. licence plate lamp,”police said.

Wednesday, June 26. She was pro- tlandt Manor allegedly punched a A 30-year-old Putnam Valley He was arraigned at Yorktown Jus- e teens, ages 18, 18 and 19,

cessed on the charges at police head- person and a 19-year-old from Bu- man has been charged with two tice Court and released without bail. were allegedly in possession of

quarters and released without bail. chanan displayed a knife. felony counts of robbery. He is due back in court on July 11. “hallucinogenic psilocybin mush-

She is due back in court on July 25. e 16-year-old was charged During a domestic dispute that rooms.” ey were arrested and

with third-degree attempted as- occurred around 2 a.m. Sunday, DRUG POSSESSION charged with fourth-degree crimi-

ATTEMPTED ASSAULT sault and the 19-year-old was Vito Anzano allegedly forcibly stole ree Yorktown teenagers were nal possession of a controlled sub-

Two Cortlandt teens are accused of charged with second-degree men- a woman’s handbag and car, causing charged with felony drug posses- stance, a Class C felony. ey were

punching and then threatening a per- acing, both misdemeanors. her to su er cuts on her elbow and sion on Saturday, June 15. released without bail.

son with a knife near the Yorktown Both were released without bail.

Firehouse on ursday, June 27. e 16-year-old will answer to the

e incident happened around charge at Department of Probation


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Concerts will begin at 6 p.m. at Yorktown.

Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial

Field in Yorktown Heights (Vet- SUNDAY CONCERT

erans Road). Food and refresh- SCHEDULE

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Don’t Skimm this column Candidate interviews:
Councilman Tom Diana
Iwince when I hear preneurs, theSkimm’s
Boomers spout this
or that stereotype creators have produced
about Millennials. I
do the same when I BRUCE a book,“How to Skimm This is the second I was honored to be
hear Millennials return THE BLOG Your Life.”Did I buy it? part in my series
the favor in the other Of course I did, for Kin- of interviews with MY considered and even
direction. candidates for local o ce PERSPECTIVE more awestruck that
BRUCE dle. Otherwise I might John Testa even picked
I am the ghost-
writer on a book being APAR have my Millennial
released Aug. 6 titled
“Fisch Tales: e Making of a Millen- Baby Boomer member- on the ballot this Novem- JAMES me. It didn’t turn out as
nial Baby Boomer,” by Bob Fisch, MBB MARTORANO hoped. I thought I could
( Borrowing ship card con scated ber. You may recall that
a page from gene splicing, we introduce
the concept of “generation splicing,” by the “Get with the two weeks ago I spent have brought a lot into
through mutual mentoring, to help all of
us understand each other better. As the Program” police. some time with Patri- the community. I say that
book points out, generation labels based
on birth years tell me what you are, but “How to Skimm Your Life” is a 200- cia Sullivan-Rothberg, because my business is
they don’t tell me who you are.
page compendium of tips on such mat- Democratic candidate for Town Board. is in the town of Cortlandt, I was a Cortlandt
If you want to know how the other
half lives, the best way to learn is to ters as de-stressing, going green, budget- week it was Councilman Tom Diana’s turn. cop; I have numerous friends and family in
crawl inside their skin. Or inside their
Skimm. ing, investing, traveling, interviewing, the Montrose, Verplanck and Buchanan, up-

Did you hear the one about Millenni- and negotiating salaries. Tell us a little about your background. per Cortlandt, Lakeland, and Peekskill areas.
als being lazy and spoiled? Meet Carly
Zakin and Danielle Weisberg. In 2012, theSkimm is smart, funny, and full Where did you grow up? So, needless to say, for me to have been a
at age 25, they quit their jobs and took
a ier on launching a novel news digest of useful information for anyone of any Right here in Shrub Oak. I am third- candidate for that county district would have
with a mere $4,000 in cash.
generation. For example, health insur- generation Yorktown. I went through the been wonderful.
WRONG ance is neatly encapsulated under the Lakeland school system. I was one of the Getting back to councilperson, what’s

theSkimm is a free, daily newsletter honest heading, “ ings No One Really last classes that went through the old Shrub your feeling about the job itself?
that arrives via email each weekday a 6
a.m. Witty, well-written and informa- Understands.” It then goes on to simply Oak School. My father’s side of the family ere is a lot of stu that should be go-
tive, it is a way for Millennials—80
percent of its 7 million subscribers are and quickly explain such terms as pre- actually farmed this area. ey grew mostly ing on that isn’t because of the leadership.
female—to catch up on current events
without having to take deep dives into mium, in-network and out-of-network, vegetables and then they would truck them ere’s limited cooperation and not enough
multiple news sources. In the span of
a few minutes, they can skim theS- and the di erence between Medicare down to market. knowledge. ere’s no knowledge of infra-
kimm and be fully armed for that day’s
watercooler conversations at the o ce and Medicaid. What was your father like? structure and cans get kicked down the road
(watercooler? talk about showing my
age! LOL). Another blunt message in the book He was a crackerjack diesel mechanic. where they shouldn’t be. It’s frustrating. I

I’m one of the theSkimm’s 20 per- is “‘Do what you love and never work a A WWII veteran; a take commander. He have a good working relationship with Alice
cent of male subscribers, and proud of
it. I also listen to theSkimm’s morning day in your life’ is BS. ere’s no way to served under Patton. and Lanny. Vishnu is Vishnu.
succeed without working hard.” Is that how you learned about diesels? Can you elaborate?
Whether you’re a Millennial, Boomer
or whatever, the cosmos of informa- e book also has one of the clear- Yes. He was a career military man. We Alice and I work well together if we do
tion at our ngertips has exploded so
exponentially that it consumes us more est, most logical explanations of climate went all around the country but home was a project. For example, Yorktown’s 230th
than we consume it. Downsizing it into
bite-size, entertaining nuggets, as this change I’ve seen anywhere. always Shrub Oak. Actually, he was in three birthday where I fell on my face in the base-
product does, makes a lot of sense if you
want to stay abreast of the news as ef- wars: WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He ball eld. We put that on, we worked hand

ciently as possible. As the founders say, WORDS TO THE WISE passed at 75. He told me,“I laid my face in and glove. ere are a couple of other things
“We read, you skim.” A “Skimm’tionary” in the back of
the mud long enough; you’re going in the I’ve suggested to her and she’s suggested to
Now, for their next chapter as entre- the book lists lots of words and phrases
worth knowing. Just for kicks, I’ve Navy, the Air Force or the Coast Guard.” me, and we’ll get those done. Alice will get
picked out a few numbers-based de ni-
tions that have practical value … Did you actually serve? things done. But there are too many chiefs

50/30/20 rule: A budgeting method. When I was in high school, the draft was and not enough Indians in that town hall.
50 percent of your paycheck goes to
things you need (like rent), 30 percent still going on. My number was actually 36. If I could wave a magic wand and give
goes towards things you want (like
travel) and 20 percent goes towards sav- So I gured my Senior Prom was going to you ve votes on theTown Board, what
ings and paying o debt.
be in Vietnam but they stopped the draft would you do come Jan. 1?
5-4-3-2-1 rule: Packing hack. Bring
one hat, two pairs of shoes, three bot- just prior to that. So, to answer your original e rst thing I would do is delve into
toms, four tops, ve pairs of socks and
underwear. question, I did not serve.To honor my dad, the Depot Square project that Michael

90-minute blocks: A self-explanatory I joined the Sons of the American Legion Grace had initially started. I would revive
productivity hack. Work for ninety
minutes.Take a break. Repeat. Squadron 1009 here in Yorktown. the project.

1-3-5 list: Your to-do list whisperer. Besides farming, did your family have Do you think we need more people in
Every day, check o one big thing, three
medium-sized things, and ve small any other business in town? the Parks and Rec department to take care
My uncle, Nick, owned the Shrub Oak of the added elds?
12-12-12 challenge: When clean-
ing, nd 12 things to throw away, 12 to Cement Block Works, where Lakeland We just added one and one half. Our
donate, and 12 to put back in their place.
Lumber is now. I always used to kid him, superintendent is leaving and I’m very upset
“Why did you ever get rid of that?”I could about that.Todd is a good guy. ere never

have been a little cement block baron by was a time where I called that department

now. But, unfortunately, when the war and asked for something where it was taken

ended, the unions came in and forced the care of that day or the following day. e

business out. same goes for my water department and my

You’re now entering your fth year. I highway department. My Parks and Recre-

know four years ago you were the top vote- ation and Water departments are second to

getter. I was therefore surprised you didn’t none. e employees there are great people.

receive the Republican nod to succeed Mr. Our highway guys do a fantastic job.

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Be careful what you read ation sta spread thin,but Michael careful what you read. It may not 219 Watermelon Hill Rd. Mahopac, NY 19541
Grace and his administration did be the truth.
To the editor, not address the sta issue or plan Patricia Sullivan-Rothberg
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Be careful what you read. e ahead. But you won’t nd Mr. Slat- Democratic Candidate for
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June 13 article, “Residents, super- er looking at the real issues,the his- YorktownTown Board Located on 18 Acres • Riders of All Levels Welcome
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visor candidate criticize park con- tory, or how they came about.
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Slater, candidate for Yorktown at’s right, it was Supervisor Gil- Visit our Beautiful Facilities—You’ll Be Impressed!

town supervisor, staged a photo- bert who hired a new sta member To the editor,

op and social media campaign to to support the increased demands I read Mr. Al Avitabile’s recent

accuse Supervisor Ilan Gilbert of on our Parks and Recreation De- letter to the editor trying to defend

mismanagement and neglect of partment that resulted from main- the condition of some Yorktown

our parks. If you read this article, taining the new sports complex. parks by falling on the sword for

you will surely be misled. Not only does Mr. Slater not Supervisor Gilbert. is political

Who is to blame for the condi- know the history of our parks, but two-step is that we see in Wash-

tion of our parks, playgrounds and he can’t seem take time to review the ington, Albany and now right here

tennis courts? Mr. Slater says it’s all minutes fromTown Board meetings in Yorktown. I think the taxpayers

Supervisor Gilbert’s fault.But wait. where safe pesticides were voted on have had enough.

Did these problems happen on Jan. by Tom Diana. Instead, he suggests When questioned about the

1, 2018, when Mr. Gilbert took of- in the article that unsafe pesticides parks poor conditions by multiple

ce? Of course not,they existed for, are being used in the parks. e pes- news outlets, Supervisor Gilbert

and were ignored by former Re- ticide policy was adopted in 2009 never once referred them to the

publican supervisor Michael Grace and amended multiple times, most unelected and unaccountable Parks

during his six years in o ce as recently in 2017. Does Mr. Slater Commission. Supervisor Gilbert

well as his colleagues, Councilmen bother to speak with Councilmen even provided an update in his

Tom Diana and Ed Lachterman, Diana or Councilmen Lachterman report during the June 18 Town

once they joined the Town Board. about our Parks and Recreation pol- Board Meeting, again never refer-

Where were Councilmen Diana icies, budgets and issues they have ring to the Parks Commission.

and Councilmen Lachterman voted on? No, he stages photo ops First, Supervisor Gilbert blamed

when it came to appropriating the and uses the media to spread mis- the rain, and then he blamed sta

money to properly maintain and information. shortage. Mr. Avitabile is trying to

repair our recreational facilities? In closing, I would like to add, cover up the lack of leadership in the

It was well-known by the previ- a leader doesn’t blame. A leader supervisor’s o ce by saying it’s not

ous administration that building solves problems, which is what his job; it’s the Commission’s failure.

the Granite Knolls Sports and Supervisor Gilbert has been do- By the way, who is the chair of

Recreation Complex for $6 million ing these past 18 months. Don’t be SEE LETTERS PAGE 10

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LETTERS umented, criminal immigrants. proved by the Town Board. cilman Terrence Murphy. As secre- people with various business back-
Undaunted by the backlash Trivializing the milk carton tary of the Je erson Owners Corp. grounds and the skills necessary to
FROM PAGE 9 and a resident of Je erson Village, do serious long-term planning.
against their malevolent and in- photo, a long recognized and we also interacted with Matt as chief
the Commission? It’s Town Clerk ammatory rhetoric that brought impactful method of bringing of sta to Senator Murphy. He was Recently, the EBRC returned
Diana Quast, who’s up for re-elec- attention to those who desper- always there making sure things to town hall to follow-up on their
tion this November. e Gilbert in a new administration that ately need it—the most vulnerable were going well in our community. proposals to the Town Board rst
administration should be remind- champions transparency and re- children—is shameful and proof made in February. e response by
ed the cover up is always worse spect for all viewpoints, they are positive of what is missing from Je erson Village is a 55-plus the ve Town Board members was
than the truth. the Republican Party of 2019: real community of 1,000 units. When an overwhelming endorsement of
nding new ways to try to score ideas, a willingness to have a sub- Senator Murphy came to check these proposals. It’s refreshing to
Kevin Murphy cheap political points. stantive debate about the future of on our community during winter see that the supervisor’s idea has
Yorktown Heights our beloved town, and the basic storms, or hurricanes like Hurri- turned into more than just an idea.
Recently, Yorktown Republican decency that should be demanded cane Irene, Matt was in the back- It’s become a well thought out,
Republicans leadership shamelessly exploited of any political party or institution. ground making sure everything educated set of recommendations
are at it again the iconic milk carton photos of Senator Murphy wanted done for by a team of experts.
missing and exploited children, e administration of Supervisor us went accordingly.
To the editor, suggesting that business develop- Gilbert has worked long and hard e recommendations include
e political season is upon us ment ideas are missing from Su- to champion inclusion, transpar- To this “elderly”couple,we found attracting a hotel to Yorktown,
pervisor Gilbert’s administration. ency, and respect for all viewpoints Matt to be a sincere and honest per- bringing on board an expert at
once again and once again our Instead of presenting a viable plan and all the people of Yorktown. son—and a family man to boot. He procuring grants for the town, es-
town’s Republican Party has cho- of their own, the Republican lead- has from the start involved his wife tablishing an image or brand for
sen to go low. ership misquotes a news article Sheralyn Goodman and his son in his life. We know the town, enhancing the existing
and misrepresents what the article Democratic Candidate for he will be a wonderful asset as our early review process to facilitate new
In 2017, Republican leadership was saying by twisting words. town supervisor. He has grown up business development and capitalize
sent mailers exploiting bigotry and Yorktown Town Board in Yorktown, has family here, and on Yorktown’s farms and farming
hate by depicting minority Demo- As just one example of Super- wants to stay here to make York- history to the bene t of other busi-
cratic Town Board candidates as visor Gilbert’s commitment to Slater is the right choice town a great place to live! nesses and activities. All of the rec-
second-class citizens,drawing upon business development, he com- ommendations of the EBRC were
anti-Semitic imagery,and implying missioned a bipartisan team of To the editor, Daryl and Len Lindholm accepted with some small tweaks
that undocumented immigrants respected Yorktown professionals is letter is to sing the praises and they include the full support of
were inundating our town. is and business people as well as the Je erson Valley the Small Business Association and
year, there are false claims that our Small Business Association and the of Matt Slater, candidate for Yor- the Chamber of Commerce.
town is giving sanctuary to undoc- Chamber of Commerce to develop ktown town supervisor. Gilbert is pro-business
a detailed economic revitalization Once again, I’d like to thank Su-
plan which was unanimously ap- We rst met Matt when he was To the editor, pervisor Gilbert for taking action
working with then Yorktown Coun- I want to congratulate Super- and for moving the town forward
in a practical,thoughtful and inclu-
visor Ilan Gilbert for having not sive manner. It is through this kind
only the concern for the future of leadership that the Yorktown
of Yorktown’s business develop- community can and will shine.
ment but having the foresight to
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e ve-day Yorktown Firemen’s Carnival re-
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Kindergarteners from Mohansic Front-row seats for the parade
Millicent and Toni Masi

hursday, July 4, 2019 Page 13
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Yorktown residents earn academic honors

Editor’s Note: e following residents earned academic honors for the spring 2019 semester. All names were submitted to Yorktown News by colleges or parents. is is not intended to be a
complete list of every Yorktown honors student. If you would like to submit a name to be published in a future issue, please email [email protected]

Heather Eliseo (Phi Kappa Phi Nay td Simons-Hejazi (Phi UNIVERSITY Ragene Banks (President’s List)
Honor Society) Kappa Phi Honor Society) Lindsay Baker (Dean’s List) Marisa Vitale (President’s List) SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE
Caroline Cahill (President’s List) Gianna Napoli (Dean’s List)
Alyssa Morvillo (Dean’s List) Phi Honor Society) omas Cane (President’s List) Emily Casey (Dean’s List; STONEHILL COLLEGE
Michael Forbes (President’s List) Magna Cum Laude) MacKenzie Barry (Dean’s List)
Taylor Roy (Dean’s List) Connor Koelsch (Dean’s List) NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF SUNY CANTON
BUCKNELL UNIVERSITY HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY Jenna Galletti (Dean’s List) Sameer Ahmad (Phi Eta Sigma Honors)
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Thursday, July 4, 2019 Yorktown News – Page 15

HONORS Summer is here

FROM PAGE 15 Summer is here and the Yorktown Cham- throughout the year be present for a compli-

Alessandra Pontbriand (Presi- ber of Commerce is hard at work planning CHAMBER mentary dinner to wish them success. ese
dent’s List) our 11th season on Sunday, Oct. 13. CORNER recipients are tomorrow’s Chamber members
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Madison Hirsch (Dean’s List) hosting four grand openings: Cohen Family Between the fundraiser baseball game and
Michael Hullstrung (Dean’s List)
Kayla Melagrano (Dean’s List) Smiles, Footbik, Yorktown HamletHub and the scholarship fund, the Chamber will give
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Jade Palancia (Dean’s List) PCSB Bank. more than $16,000 back to our community
Rebecca Pascale (Dean’s List)
Nicole Pemberton (Dean’s List) On June 8, the Chamber sponsored a this month alone!
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Carly Rankin (Dean’s List) fundraiser baseball game between the little leaguers and the Our Auto and First Responder Show is just around the
Emily Reinkraut (Dean’s List)
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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT What was your favorite thing about being on the baseball team at Yorktown?
My favorite part was practicing with the team and just being surrounded by my
Chris Sica friends who I grew up with.

Sica enjoys banner season What was your favorite team activity or pregame or postgame ritual that you
share with your teammates? What about a personal pregame or postgame ritual?
Chris Sica was a senior shortstop for the 2019 Yorktown baseball squad, which nished
13-9 and was the No. 11 seed, and defeated host, No. 6 John Jay-Cross River, 10-4, in My favorite postgame ritual was the bus rides back home from a victory with our
the opening round of the Section 1 Class A Tournament. talks on the bus. My favorite pregame ritual was the stretching and throwing
Sica was named All-Section and All-League this past spring, when he led the before every game; I personally visualize what I would do in the game
Huskers in batting average (.377), on-base percentage (.530), slugging ahead.
percentage (.574), OPS, (1.104), hits (23), doubles (7) and runs
scored (26). You earned the rst annual Bob Sarro Memorial Scholarship
Award, named after the Yorktown coach who won the 1995 Sec-
tion 1 championship, for your varsity baseball achievements on
How old were you
when you and o the eld. What did earning that award mean to you?
playing is award meant so much to me because people noticed how hard
and what I work on and o the eld. I never try to get noticed. I learned that
got you started?
people will notice your work you put into the game.
I started around the
age of 5. Who has been your big-
gest role model over the
Yorktown shortstop Chris Sica years and what have you
makes the put-out learned from them?
against Lakeland. My biggest role model was
Matt Patrone. He helped me fresh-
PHOTO: DEENA BELL man year and by sophomore year all
his teaching was set in me. I became the
player I am today because of him and other
trainers I’ve had who helped me along the

Tell us one thing about yourself that not a lot of
people know?
One thing people may not know about me is my sel essness,
I’ve been interested in military and law enforcement careers.

Do you plan on continuing playing baseball in college? Tell us
about where you are going to school and why you chose it?
I am interested in playing baseball in college. I will be attending
Monroe College in New Rochelle. It is a (National Junior College Ath-
letic Association, NJCAA) Division 1 school, that went back-to-back years
to the (NJCAA Division 1 Baseball) College World Series. I’m choosing
this school because I feel like I can get academically a good start for my future
and the hard work the school, coaches and players put in is unreal.

Who is your favorite professional athlete and pro or college sports team?
Javier Baez and the Toronto Blue Jays.

What is your favorite music to listen to warming up for a game?
Country music.

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
To y, because it would be awesome to be 100 feet in the air and see things from
that perspective.

If you could pick one place to visit on vacation that you’ve never been to, where
would you go and why?

Italy, because of the views, ocean and the food.

What is your favorite food to eat before or after a game?
Beef stew with mashed potatoes.

Best place to eat in Yorktown and why?
Yorktown Pizza and Pasta, because they have the best garlic thin slice pizza.

Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? Why?
Instagram because I don’t like Facebook or Twitter.
For a young athlete growing up in the Yorktown district, what would you

tell them about the experience of being part of the baseball team and why
should they go out for the team?
I would tell them to work very hard day in and day out to make the team and
once they are on it work even harder because just being on the team is when you
will make the best memories in high school.

Thursday, July 4, 2019 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 17

Lakeland boys split on pitch

Bergen gets game-winner against John Jay East Fishkill

BY MIKE SABINI said. “So, it’s nice to have a little rising junior center mid Austin Bryan Jaramillo, left, comes in for the steal.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER depth at the goalkeeper position Bergen said. “I just felt a little
to push each other all fall. And more comfortable going into the whose only loss through four league, because we tied the rst
Lakeland’s boys soccer team again, Jason had a great rst three second half. Sometimes you start games is against Lakeland (1-1- two games 0-0. But I thought
split two games, including a games of the summer league. is slow. We tend to start o slow 2). we had been playing well the
loss to Rye 2-0, a team that is is the rst game he got scored on and as it goes on we get more two games before, but we had
expected to be one of the elite so he’s been doing very well for comfortable throughout the “I thought we played well in everything but the goal so it was
squads in Section 1 Class A, on us in goal.” game.” spurts,” Hourahan said. “We had nice to nally get it last night.”
June 25, in summer soccer league a momentum of brilliance from
action. Rising senior Nick Bassani is Bergen was plenty comfortable Brian and Austin to get us what SEE SOCCER PAGE 18
Lakeland’s starting goalkeeper when he scored the only goal of was our rst goal of the summer
“We played a little better in who Hourahan was referring to. the game, late in the second half,
the second half, but Rye for my in the host Hornets’ 1-0 victory
money is one of the top ve teams “He started for us all last year, against John Jay-East Fishkill on
in Class A,kind of a litmus test for was an All-League goalkeeper, so June 24. It came o an assist from
us, whether it’s Byram or Somers we’re excited to get him back to,” rising freshman Brian Jaramillo.
or Rye or Yorktown, those are the Hourahan said of Bassani.
top teams right now,” Lakeland “It felt amazing,” Bergen said.
coach Tim Hourahan said. “We In the rst half, Hourahan at “Getting that rst win for us in
are not. We have been before in one point put in eight substitutes. the summer league, it felt really
the past, we are not this year, and great with all my teammates out
that’s the level of play we need to “It’s summer league, so we there.”
get to.” basically play, if you are here, you
get half the game,” Hourahan Lakeland got that rst win
Lakeland’s Jason Pasato, who said. “We put guys in di erent after two tough games that ended
made ve saves, did his best positions and we want everyone in ties.
to keep the Garnets o the to get like an equal opportunity.
scoreboard. Yes, we are competitive, and we “Getting that win de nitely
want to win but we are really helps us put our momentum
“It’s nice to see that because building toward Aug. 19, our rst forward,” Bergen said. “It helps
Jason was on the JV team, was a day of the fall.” us keep going and maybe gets us
starter last year and our current some more wins in this summer
starter is actually hurt,he’s coming To its credit, Lakeland created league.”
back next week,” Hourahan better chances as the game
against Rye went on. Pasato made ve saves against
the Patriots,
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Thursday, July 4, 2019 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 19

Pagliaro and Lage score in Hornets’ victory
Yorktown wins opener in summer league return

BY MIKE SABINI the game,” Armstrong said. “As (three second-half saves) did the

CONTRIBUTING WRITER the game went on, we were more job in goal for Yorktown with

composed with the ball, it made a Sarah Pinkowsky (2 saves), Caley

Led by goals from rising junior di erence in the second half. We Doell (1 save) and Emlyn Doell

Ava Pagliaro and rising senior were able to string some passes (1 save) doing the honors for

Veronica Lage, Lakeland’s girls together but again certainly, they Lakeland.

soccer squad shutout Yorktown came out and dominated the rst Lakeland (2-0) also beat Bea-

2-0 on June 28 in summer soc- half, no doubt.” con 3-1, led by Linda Daly (2G)

cer league action at Walter Panas, Lakeland doubled its lead, and a goal by Parisi, which was a

where all games in the league are with a second-half goal from Ve- rocket from almost 30 yards out,

played. ronica Lage. and Caley Doell’s six saves in the

Pagliaro, with an assist from “I was playing holding mid so June 26 contest.

Lage, scored in the rst half to I was kind of behind diagonally Yorktown returned to summer-

put the Hornets up 1-0. from Nadia Parisi,” Veronica league action with a 3-0 victory

“Actually, Deanna (Lage, Ve- Lage said. “Nadia made a great against North Salem on June 26.

ronica’s sister), and Veronica, and touch around the defender and “It’s the rst year here (at Pa-

I all work together,” said Pagliaro, luckily I was open for the pass nas), I did it over at Lakeland at

who plays mostly at mid eld but and I had the opportunity to kick least six, seven, eight years ago,”

sometimes at forward. “We con- it into the goal.” Armstrong said. “ e interest lev-

nected a bunch of passes and I Playing with players on mul- el I have presently with our young

just one-touched it in and made tiple teams can help build chem- kids, eighth and ninth graders, has

it into the corner.” istry. been great. It worked out where

e goal was extra special for “Ava and I played against each Shawn (Sullivan, Lakeland coach)

Pagliaro since she knows a lot of other when she was on Yorktown had sent out an email, they had a

the Yorktown players. and I played for Shrub Oak,” team drop out. So, he reached out

“It’s a lot of fun for me, espe- Veronica Lage said. “ en this to all the coaches in Section 1 and

cially because I used to play with season we played on Shrub Oak I was fortunate enough to reply

most of the girls so, to get to together, she is going to be play- quickly and he was able to slot us

know a lot of them and play with ing with my Mahopac team and in instead of Hen Hud.”

them, play against them, it’s a lot we play with each other on Lake- Emily Ward (1G, 1A), Hailey

of fun,” said Pagliaro, who played land. So, we play with each other Ficarotta (1G), Lucia Carucci

travel soccer with the Yorktown on multiple teams, which really (1G), Alyssa Perrino (1A), Sten- PHOTO: MIKE SABINI
players. allows us to know each other and srud (3 rst-half saves) and Kras-
Lakeland girls soccer players Ava Pagliaro (left) and Veronica Lage
Yorktown coach Rich Arm- how we play.” niqi (2 second-half saves) paced

strong was pleased with his Veronica Lage played outside Yorktown (1-1) in the victory.

team’s e ort, which improved in back last season but said “this “ e kids worked hard,” said

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Arts of Org. led with Sec. of LLC FORMATION NOTICE 5/30/2019. O ce Location: RICHARD FON be viewed on the Town’s website
State of NY (SSNY) 5/30/2019. Westchester County. SSNY
CHAIRPERSON at http://www.yorktownny.

Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. Notice of formation of CAD designated as agent of the LLC org/planning/public-hearings,

as agent upon whom process Action LLC. Articles of Org. upon whom process against it PUBLIC NOTICE or in the Yorktown Planning
against may be served & shall led with NY Secretary of State may be served. SSNY shall mail Department, located at 1974

mail process to Jay B. Hashmall, (NS) on 04/18/2019. O ce process to: Gnobby Gnome PLEASE TAKE NOTICE Commerce Street, Room 222,

Esq., 399 Knollwood Rd., Ste. location: Westchester County. LLC, 738 South Street #2521, that a Public Informational Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.

220, White Plains, NY 10598. United States Corporation Peekskill, NY 10566. Purpose: Hearing will be held by the Please do not hesitate to call the

General Purpose. Agents, designated as any lawful purpose. Planning Board of the Town of Planning Department at 914-

LLC FORMATION NOTICE agent of the LLC upon whom LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC Yorktown in Town Hall, 363 962-6565 with questions or for
process may be served. NS shall HEARING ON CODE OF Underhill Avenue, Yorktown
CONDUCT REVISIONS Heights, New York 10598 on more information.
Monday, July 15, 2019 at 7:00
JLJK Food and Beverage, mail copy of process to United ALL PERSONS

LLC, Arts of Org. led with States Corporation Agents, INTERESTED in the above

Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) INC. at 7014 13th Avenue, pm or as soon thereafter as matter may appear before the

6/5/2019. Cty: Westchester. Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. NOTICE IS HEREBY possible on the following matter: Board in person, by agent, or

SSNY desig. as agent upon Purpose is any lawful purpose. GIVEN that the Board of Application of McDonald’s attorney and will be heard before

whom process against may be LLC FORMATION NOTICE Education of the Lakeland for approval of an amended any nal determination is made.
served & shall mail process
Central School District shall site plan, stormwater pollution BY ORDER OF THE

to 1163-65 Pleasantville Rd., 68 Dimond Avenue hold a public hearing on the 11th prevention plan, and wetland PLANNING BOARD OF THE

Briarcli Manor, NY 10510. Associates, LLC, Articles of Org. day of July, 2019, at 7:30 P.M., permit with submitted plans TOWN OF YORKTOWN,

General Purpose. led with the Sec. of State of NY at the Administration Building, titled, “Preliminary Site Plan NEW YORK

LLC FORMATION NOTICE (SSNY) on 4/26/2019. County: 1086 East Main Street, Shrub for McDonald’s Corporation RICHARD FON
Westchester. SSNY designated Oak, New York, for the purpose Proposed Restaurant Remodel,” CHAIRPERSON

Lausanne 20A LLC, Arts agent upon whom process against of discussion of proposed

of Org. led with Sec. of State may be served & shall mail to revisions and updates to the

of NY (SSNY) 5/8/2019. Cty: 57 Croton Ave., Ossining, NY Code of Conduct for the 2019- WHY DO WE

Westchester. SSNY desig. as 10562. General Purpose. 2020 school year.

agent upon whom process LLC FORMATION NOTICE DATED: July 4, 2019
against may be served & shall LYNN COSENZA

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