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Kyle ﬂying drones in BY KATHERINE BORCHERT conjunction with the National Guard and
ﬂight school. STAFF WRITER funding from the 1Life Project and the
Nathan Kline Project Institute. HVIAS
PHOTO COURTESY OF DR. is fall, Yorktown resident Marisa tracks and analyzes opioid overdose in-
LORI ROBERTS Barbieri launched PeerRX, an app in- formation so rst responders can predict
tended to help medical facilities connect when and where future overdoses could
Drones take learning to those recovering from a drug overdose occur in a preventative e ort to combat
new heights at Crompond for support. the opioid crisis.
BY KATHERINE BORCHERT “It makes them more aware of the world Barbieri, a Yorktown resident for more “When I was on that project, I learned
STAFF WRITER and their surroundings,” Kivel said. “[Pos- than 30 years, is a software engineer and about the fact that after a patient recovers
sibilities are] endless because you don’t founder of the technology consultant from an overdose, they’re alone. ey’re
Crompond Elementary School is us- really see drones in elementary school. So in the ER and they’re alone and they feel
ing drones to teach fourth-graders in new we got them and we weren’t sure where we rm Competitive Solutions. hopeless and helpless,” Barbieri said. “I
ways. were going with them and now the more “During the time I was a consultant, always wanted to know what happens
we keep brainstorming, were just amazed I got into health care and I worked in a because I was in the ER and I was think-
Teachers Adele Kivel and Cari Byrnes, at how far you can take this technology and hospital for four years to try to under- ing, ‘Where is the help out there in the
along with Technical Support Specialist how excited the children are to learn. at’s stand how a hospital runs,” Barbieri said. community?’ I know it’s there, but how
Amanda Burns, have introduced drones She also worked at the New York City do we bring it into the ER?”
into the curriculum as a new way to engage SEE DRONES PAGE 5 Department of Health where she was
students in learning. part of the team that created the elec- It was then that she realized she could
tronic medical records for Rikers Island create an app to connect people who
prison. She currently sits on the board of need help with the help.
Nyack Hospital and the Hudson Valley
Health Information Exchange. “PeerRx is an Uber-like application.
“I understand how data moves in You can nd a ride with Uber but you
health care,” Barbieri said. “I think that’s can now nd a peer with PeerRx,” Barb-
an important point, that I’ve watched the ieri said. “It’s a game-changer. You click a
systems grow. I’ve watched technology button and nd a peer. It’s that easy.”
evolve in health care.”
After an opioid overdose hit close to “Someone explained to me when I
home, Barbieri said that she felt the need was doing [HVIAS] last year that a
to get involved. peer comes in if they can nd one and
She used her background in informa- I thought, ‘What’s a peer? at’s new!
tion technology and software engineer- What’s that?’” Barbieri said.
ing to build her rst app, Hudson Valley
Interlink Analytic System, or HVIAS, in Peers, she said, have experienced ad-
diction and recovered from it or have had
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Pizza and pups
On February 16th, members of the Yorktown Leos hosted a PHOTO COURTESY OF CHELSEA LAPLACA
pizza party for the students at the Guiding Eyes for the Blind.
ey had the opportunity to meet some extraordinary people
from all over the country and their service dogs. Leos learned
about the wonderful program Guiding Eyes provides to the vi-
Guiding Eyes for the Blind is a nonpro t organization that
provides guide dogs to those with vision loss. At around eight
weeks old, volunteer raisers take puppies into their homes to
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Landmarks Preservation Commission makes moves to rebrand
BY KATHERINE BORCHERT “We thought why not rename the years, including lectures on that authentically represent the cause we have some very impor-
STAFF WRITER ourselves the Heritage Preserva- Yorktown’s history and heritage, stories and people of the past tant history here in Yorktown
tion Commission because it’s a as well as at community events which can include cultural, his- for that,” Tegeder said.
e Town Board is expected to broader, more relevant concept,” such as the Feast of San Genaro, torical and natural resources.”
soon vote on changing the name Briggs said. “It better describes during Conservation Month He added that Yorktown has
of the Landmarks Preservation what we do, frankly. What we and a conservation symposium is speci c type of tourism plenty of historical sites that
Commission. want to do is name ourselves held at Hilltop Hanover Farm. is quickly growing in New York would enable them to create the
something that supports the no- It’s also been working with vol- and is currently the fourth larg- trail, along with o ering educa-
Lynn Briggs, chair of the tion of preserving our heritage, unteers to clean up and conserve est industry in the state, Briggs tional material at the sites, maps
commission, spoke to the Town whether that be natural heritage, local cemeteries and has been said in a previous interview with and opportunities for self-guid-
Board about the need for a name built, historical or cultural.” working on the creation of a Yorktown News. ed tours.
change and provided updates digital app for historic site visits.
about the volunteer organiza- She said that she had already With so much history in the Briggs also asked the board to
tion’s doings at its work session spoken with New York State and “We feel what we do is more town, the commission has ex- pass a resolution to form York-
Tuesday, Feb. 11. the new title is available and ap- consistent with the notion of pressed its desire to engage in town 250, which is a sub-com-
proved; it just needs approval by heritage versus simply land- cultural heritage tourism. mittee of the commission that
Briggs presented the commis- Yorktown’s local government. marks,” Briggs said. would partner with the country,
sion with three things it would “We think if the board can say state and county to compile a
like to put in place, the rst of “ ere’s a phrase that we kind In addition to approving the ‘yes, cultural heritage tourism is master plan for the celebration
which is its desire to be renamed of fell in love with, which is ‘her- name change, Briggs asked the one of our primary strategic and of the United States’ 250th an-
the Yorktown Heritage Preser- itage is all things that make up board to adopt the term “cul- economic drivers,’ it makes a lot niversary of its formation.
vation Commission. our story, tangible and intangible tural heritage tourism” as one of of sense,” Briggs said. “It will
and as we value them, we must the committee’s strategic drivers. make what we do a little easier.” Councilwoman Alice Roker
She said the name change is protect them’ and it’s that sort of suggested having a televised
spurred by feeling of many resi- framework we used to want to Heritage tourism, according Director of Planning John meeting to recruit volunteers,
dents that the “landmarks” des- rename ourselves,” Briggs said. to the National Trust for His- Tegeder said that he and the including Scouts.
ignation is too restrictive and toric Preservation in the United commission have spoken about
limiting when it comes to public e commission has engaged States, is “traveling to experience creating a historic trail. “I think what you want, this
perspective and involvement. in public outreach programs over places, artifacts and activities is totally exciting, Lynn,” Roker
“I always wanted to start with said.
a Revolutionary War trail be-
Parks and Rec looks to make program registration easier for residents
BY KATHERINE BORCHERT our residents to sign up for rec- to select and register members of stead of nding the time to go “To give adults the ability to
STAFF WRITER reation online...will also help my the family who are between those and standing in line,” Supervisor sign up for programs is a huge
sta with a really easy way to use ages. Matt Slater said. “ is makes it opportunity for them; it’s some-
e Town Board was expect- the point-of-sale system in my that much easier and more e - thing they haven’t been able to do
ed to vote Tuesday, Feb. 18, on o ce,” Martorano said. “We win “Currently we have a system cient both for the user, which is in years,” Martorano said.
whether to implement an online on the front end and the back where everything is manual,” our residents, but also our sta .”
system that would enable resi- end working with Community Martorano said. “You literally Bracken said that he has seen
dents to register online for parks Pass and signing this deal.” have to come into our o ce from Bracken said that Commu- a 95 percent migration to online
and recreation activities. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and bring nity Pass would also reduce labor registration for recreation pro-
Community Pass currently a check or a credit card and ll costs for the town and residents grams after introducing Com-
e contract for the service serves 400 municipalities across out a piece of paper. For some are able to obtain tax information munity Pass to municipalities.
would be with Capture Point, the the United States and has been residents, that can be di cult right on the website.
parent company of the website operating the cloud-based plat- to make it there on time and ll Councilman Vishnu Patel
Community Pass, and would cost form for 17 years. out all the paperwork, whereas Councilwoman Alice Roker raised the question of data se-
the town $13,500 for 12 months. now, for the rst time you’ll be said that this is bene cial for curity, to which Bracken replied
Convenience is a main fac- able to, from the privacy of your people who are at work and who, that they have never had a data
If the resolution were passed, tor of the website, which has the own home, sign up for our rec- to unwind, want to take a yoga breach and the company does not
residents would no longer have ability to register all household reational programming, the pool, class. Now they could go online pro t from distributing individu-
to go to the Parks and Recreation members’ information including camp, and you’ll be able to pay for on their phones and register for als’ data.
o ce to register for programs. age, gender, emergency contacts it online.” the classes that take place the
and things such as T-shirt sizes same night. “Contractually, you are the
Parks and Recreation Superin- for sports teams, as well as pre- All programs available to resi- owner of your data,” Bracken
tendent James Martorano Jr. and ferred nicknames. dents would be listed on the web- Martorano said that towns said. “We don’t use any of your
Capture Point director of sales site. without this online service have information. It is completely se-
Tim Bracken presented the idea Another advantage is it elimi- seen a large decline in adult reg- cure and it is entirely yours. It’s
to the Town Board at its work nates user error. For example, if Bracken showed the board the istration for recreation programs. something we kind of hang our
session on Tuesday, Feb. 11. there is a program available for process of registration, which He said this new platform would hat on. You know it’s kids, it’s
children from 8 to 10 years old, took less than 5 minutes. not only bene t children and se- families; you don’t want to be giv-
“Bringing Community Pass it will only allow the individual niors but adults, as well. ing out that information.”
into our community and allowing “Two-and-a-half minutes in-
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DRONES Hannah said that drones also can be e drones also are advancing the PHOTOS COURTESY OF DR. LORI ROBERTS
used to help ght the bush res in Aus- concepts of teamwork and kindness.
FROM PAGE 1 tralia.
Each student in a group is assigned
what makes it so wonderful.” Fourth-grader Michael said that his a di erent task, like ground control,
e new technology is being incorpo- group had also been thinking of ways to director and pilot, and they must work
use drones to help people in Australia. together to operate the drone.
rated into traditional lessons of poetry,
math and science while adding to their “ ere’s no electricity because of the “We try to encourage each other,”
skills in critical thinking, emphasizing res, so our group was thinking of put- Elise said. “If someone makes a mistake,
the importance of teamwork and even ting a speaker on the drone to tell the there are people to correct it so they get
expanding their concepts of philan- people where the res are or they can it right and we want to encourage each
thropy. drop an up-to-date newspaper,” Mi- other and tell them that they can do it
chael said. and they can count on each other.”
“If we see trees with no leaves, we can All four students said that using
write that down, and if we see a hole, we drones has inspired them to want to Hannah said they do an activity called
can write that down in our poems,” said do something outside of school to help Glow and Grow, during which teams
fourth-grader Kyle. with them. tell each other what they did well and
Byrnes said the teachers applied for what they can improve on.
“If we y them in the woods, we can a grant to buy the drones, which they
nd the perimeter of the area of the received from the Foundation for Excel- But most importantly, students are
woods,” another student, Hannah, said lence. having fun while learning.
regarding the drone’s applications in “We realized there was a need for
math. more technology,” said Bryrnes. “On a scale of 1 to 10, it’s about an
And to gure out how long each child Referring to the district’s superin- 11,” Michael said.
can y the drone, the students use math tendent, she said, “Dr. [Ronald] Hat-
to make sure their peers get a fair turn. tar has talked about drone technology “ ey’re always so excited when we
“ e drones can y for 12 minutes. in the district before and we just kind bring out the drones and they’re al-
of took the idea and were hoping we ways thinking of other projects,” Kivel
at’s why when we were in ight would get this grant and then see where said. “ ey’re aware of other drones that
school, we only got three minutes each it could take us. e big thing we can are ying out there now so they’re very
or else it wouldn’t be fair,” Hannah said. just keep saying is its endless possibili- aware of what’s going on in the world.
“If he went for ve minutes and I went ties. We don’t even know the possibili-
for ve minutes, it wouldn’t be fair for ties that they have come up with in the ey will develop those models that
the two other people ‘cause they only get short amount of time and even building they’re making now, they will develop
one minute each.” upon the drones, saving Easter Island something really big in the future and
and helping the bush res. ese are two that’s our purpose.”
In addition to math and literature, separate classes and just those ideas are
the students are encouraged to come up just amazing, to see what the kids come e next ight chart for the students
with hypothetical ideas for drone use in up with, just with that one piece of tech- is ying military drones at West Point
real-life scenarios. nology and how they go so far with it.” this April.
Fourth-grader Elise said her group “We have a connection to West Point
came up with the idea to have drones and we’ll be going up there and they’ll
disperse seeds in places that are su ering be ying the West Point drones. ey’re
from deforestation, like Easter Island. going to be working with us and that’s
very exciting to see how military drones
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out there for this overdose victim who has limited time in
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within the 72-hour window, which is very important.”
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“ e agencies have reported since PeerRx has been im- Marisa Barbieri
plemented, referrals to peers from the ER have gone up
225 percent,” Barbieri said. “ at proves that it’s easier to
nd help. e old way used to take an hour on average, an
hour and 40 minutes to nd a peer. e new way is under
e app also allows nurses to toggle o speci c criteria,
such as age and gender, options patients and nurses never
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with patients is a key to recovery.
“We believe the magic is in the match,” Barbieri said.
e app collects all of the accepted responses and uses an
algorithm to nd the best peer match in 10 minutes.
Currently, Barbieri said, PeerRx is working on building
analytics so it can inform hospitals about call types, much
like HVIAS. e analytics will allow users to see compiled
data of dates and types of calls, whether it be for substance
use, mental health or both, as well as the location of calls,
agencies that answered, the peer who answered and the
time it took for the peer to answer. With this data, hospi-
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sta ng for peak times and days.
“ rough this innovation, I want the communities to
work smarter for our patients with a laser focus on sub- PHOTO COURTESY OF MARISA BARBIERI
PeerRx home screen
stance use and mental health,” Barbieri said.
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Issur Danielovitch, So it goes
wire-rim glasses, a thin build and a
Spartacus by handing him Earth.
over, one by one the loyal men When he received a lifetime MY unique contagious laugh. He told
stonewall the e ort, with each PERSPECTIVE me he was going to be an English
declaring,“I am Spartacus!”until achievement award in 1996, the major which made sense because
BRUCE those words cascade into a de - presenter, Steven Spielberg, said, JAMES from that day forward I never saw
THE BLOG ant chorus of self-sacri ce. e “courage remains Kirk Douglas’s MARTORANO him without a book in his hands.
phrase lately has been meme- personal and professional hall-
BRUCE mark.” Kevin grew up in Queens and
APAR ed into an expression of unity
among a group of people prone Fighting back against a de- predictably was a Jets and Mets fan.
As Tom Hanks walked o to resistance. bilitating stroke earlier that same Perhaps it’s my frequent visits He had a very dry sense of humor
the stage at the recent year, he taught himself to speak to an array of medical spe- and, when faced with a particularly
Oscars, he could be heard As impactful as his screen again, and even appeared in one cialists,whose number (eight somber bit of news, would often
proclaiming, almost as a line he portrayals were, o -screen Kirk more lm. thus far) has so increased that I respond with a famous quote from
casually cast away,“I am Sparta- Douglas’s strength of character
cus!” also left its indelible mark. He too $100 Million to Charity worry I’ll forget which body part one of his favorite authors, Kurt
demonstrated self-sacri ce and Along with his wife of some
at was the classy and clever resistance in the face of oppres- 70 years, Bryna, the couple in is about to be examined, or worse! Vonnegut. is saying,“So it goes,”
Hanks’s impressionistic way of sion. their lifetime donated more than
paying tribute to a protean pres- $100 million to charities in the Or maybe it’s my upcoming 50th pointed out somewhat fatalistically
ence of 20th Century cinema, a A Show of Deﬁance and U.S. and Israel, according to the
rugged star who epitomizes old Integrity Jewish Ledger. year Fordham College reunion the absurdity of life.
Hollywood: Issur Danielovitch—
better known as Kirk Douglas. Despite the blacklisting of pro- e publication also recounts where I’ll earn, by not dying, the Over our college years and be-
li c screenwriter Dalton Trumbo how, despite having anglicized his
e fabled actor had passed in the McCarthy-crazed 1950s, name as a young man from Issur title of “golden ram.”Whatever the yond, I got to know Kevin quite
away four days before the awards which banished him from work- Danielovitch to Kirk Douglas,
ceremony. ing in Hollywood, Kirk Douglas the son of Yiddish-speaking reason, the fact is that I can’t stop well. We went to Mets games,
put his reputaiton and career on Russian-Jewish immigrants en-
Mr. Douglas’s 70-plus other the line by not only hiring Mr. thusiastically embraced his faith thinking of my mother’s favorite Mohamed Ali ghts, and yes even
big-screen movies notwithstand- Trumbo to write Spartacus, but later in life.
ing, the one that casts a giant by proudly showing his name in expression, which I’ve selected as a Rolling Stones concert. He was
shadow over them all is the 1960 the credits for all to see. Other It might be said that he got
sword-and-sandal spectacle blacklisted writers were forced to religion following a near-fatal my tombstone epithet, “It Could an amazing, creative, and zany
Spartacus, directed by Stanley mid-air crash in 1991 between
Kubrick (of 2001: A Space Odys- nd work to feed their families a helicopter he was in and a be Worse.” character.
sey fame). Mr. Douglas produced by writing clandestinely under stunt plane, which, writes Jewish
as well as starred in the histori- pseudonyms. Kirk Douglas’s Ledger,“compressed his spine If you are an avid reader of this He was a commuter during his
cally fact-based story of a Greek singular gesture of de ance and by three inches. While lying in
gladiator who leads a rebellion integrity helped make the black- a hospital bed with excruciating column, you must know by now college years but later married and
of slaves against the tyrannical list irrelevant. back pain, he started pondering
regime of ancient Rome. the meaning of life.” that inane aphorisms are one of got an apartment in the Bronx.
ere are many other examples
When a Roman general of how Mr. Douglas, whose lust In his memoir, one of 11 books my pet peeves. In my hall of fame After his marriage broke up, he
threatens to crucify a gaggle of for life was palpable in every authored by Kirk Douglas—in-
ex-slaves unless they betray performance, proved himself cluding a book of poetry at age of annoying sayings, joining my moved alone to a small apartment
a champion of doing the right
thing during his 103 years on SEE APAR PAGE 13 mom’s contribution, are two clas- on 102 and 2nd Avenue in Man-
sics: “everything happens for a rea- hattan. He was with me at a bar
son”and “age is just a number.” called “Mother’s,” watching a new
As for that last one, I only as- band called “Elephant’s Memory,”
sume that the people touting this when we both witnessed an inebri-
expression either are made of steel ated John Lennon being removed
or failed their high school math after he tried to kiss every woman
class. As for me, the weight of my in the establishment.
particular number has become in- Kevin had a cadre of friends
creasingly heavier in light of the from Queens with whom he nev-
news I recently received about one er was without. Each had some
of my closest college friends. type of nickname like “Rabbit” or
I met Kevin Shelton while “Uncle Wally,” which somehow
standing in line at Fordham’s seemed to t their personality. To
Rose Hill gymnasium signing up this day, I cannot remember what
for my classes in the fall of 1966. SEE MARTORANO PAGE 13
Back then he had long blond hair,
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Thursday, February 20, 2020 OPINION Yorktown News – Page 9
Monty, the Incredible Talking Dog
TRACY cally greeted us in the morning “Hello,” replied the dog. sni out bombs and drugs. I’m the puddle with my foot, lost
BECKERMAN with a grunt and a sneer. “Looks like he’s a one-trick sure my dog could do all that, my balance, skidded across the
pony,” said my husband. if he were trained, but at that
Ihave a talking dog. “Does he say anything else?” “Don’t pressure him,” I said. moment while he was saying oor, and fell at on my butt.
We didn’t know it when My husband wondered. “He’ll lose con dence.” “hello,” all I really hoped for was e dog watched this and then
we got him, of course. He I looked at the dog and was a follow-up “goodbye.”
didn’t reveal this talent to us “I don’t know,” I said. “I simultaneously impressed and let out a series of gu aws that
right away. He would vocalize haven’t asked him.” not. I’d seen videos of other I decided to give up on the could only be interpreted as
occasionally in dog-speak, but dogs on YouTube who could talking dog lessons and walked laughter.
no one really had any idea what We let the dog out, even say, “I love you,” and “I want across the oor to get the dog
he was saying because he spoke though he hadn’t said, “I need my mama,” and “Give me that his food. But as I stepped “Well, he may only be able to
in his language and we spoke in to go out,” and then when he damn cookie.” en there were forward, I failed to notice that say hello,” said my husband. “But
ours and there was no Rosetta came back in, I turned to him the dogs who could call 911, it was raining outside and the at least he’s got a sense of humor.”
Stone program for either of us. and said, “Do you want your rescue mountain climbers, and dog had left a big puddle in the
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READING, scampering across the lawn. A town in New Jersey has up plants and shrubs and leave Can you imagine? Residents
WRITING & But lately media reports of un- been under siege by a large ock their feathers and droppings are cautioned not to pick up the
CHOCOLATE usual behavior make me think of wild turkeys. Residents of a everywhere. frozen iguanas but to let them
that wild animals are getting a Toms River retirement commu- defrost naturally when the sun
nity are afraid for their grand- In Pennsylvania, a man was comes out and the outdoor tem-
KIM little out of control. children and pets. ese bold attacked by a rabid bobcat hiding peratures rise. Florida residents
KOVACH In the past few months, turkeys actually perch on car under his home’s front porch. A are also warned not to try to
roofs and stand en masse in the woman in Maine was bitten on “help” defrost these creatures by
more than 36 coyote sightings middle of the street ignoring car the leg by a rabid fox while getting putting them in the microwave or
horns. One man took a photo of her newspaper on her front walk- holding them over the backyard
have been reported in Central a wild turkey pecking at its re- way. Hungry bears are breaking
into homes from Connecticut to re pit. Despite the rumor that
Ifeel like I live in a Disney Park. I don’t think the coyotes ection in the silver car bumper. California. green iguanas are considered
movie when I glance out of Mail carriers have reported wild delicious in some countries and
the window and watch the are looking for the pretzel ven- turkeys chasing after the mail In south Florida a couple of referred to as “chicken of the
dors. A Manhattan man walking trucks. ese brazen birds dig weeks ago, the temperatures trees,” residents are warned not to
his dog at 9 pm even captured a dipped below forty degrees and eat iguanas.
iguanas started dropping out of
geese ying overhead, the squir- photo of a coyote trailing yards the trees! Seriously! TV weather Considered a year-round
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To apostrophe or not to apostrophe
STRONG insists it should be Presidents apostrophe (and where it goes if about Veterans Day? Is it for 2. A ____ is used in place of
LEARNING without an apostrophe. He you do) depends on why you’re that one veteran you want to one or more nouns.
says that it’s being used as an writing it and who will be read- honor? A couple? All? We
ing it. mostly default to leaving out 3. In past tense, a ____ shows
DR. LINDA adjective. To tell you the truth, the apostrophe, but I’ve seen action or a past state of being.
SILBERT I don’t remember any of that e holiday began back in it written with an apostrophe
stu . All I want to know is the 1880s as a way to observe as well. What about Mother’s 4. A ____ noun names a
George Washington’s birth- Day? Father’s Day? Most of the person, place, thing or idea.
who’s right. day, traditionally Feb. 22. It time, we use the apostrophe,
became a federal holiday in and focus on one mother or fa- 5. A ____ tense verb shows
I went online, but it didn’t 1885. Based on that, the word ther at a time—ours. But by the action or a present state of be-
president referred only to one same token, Mothers Day and ing.
help me. What would you do? man—George Washington—so Fathers Day would theoretically
the term would be written as be acceptable, too. 6. ____ nouns refer to par-
Dear Dr. Linda, By the way, who does Presi- President’s Day, as in Washing- ticular people, places or things.
ton’s Day. So, back to your question.
My mom sells beauty supplies dents Day refer to? George Which one of you is right? ey begin with capital letters.
As it happens, Abraham Both of you. Like “beauty,” 7. A future ______ shows ac-
and wants to put a sign in her Washington, Abraham Lincoln Lincoln’s birthday is Feb. 12. the answer is in the eye of the tion or a future state of being.
So, in 1968, the holiday was beholder. For the sake of argu- 8. An ____ modi es or gives
NewsFeb20wD20iaBny_dLSoaawyloeau.dtSv1ienr2ct/ei3s/si2nh0ge20wa aP5s:r2ne8’stiPbdMoenrnPtsageo1r both? Or, all presidents? Rosa reconceived to honor both ment for your mother’s sign, more information about verbs,
Washington and Lincoln and though, I’d leave the apostrophe adjectives or other adverbs.
in this country, her grammar, Dear Rosa, was moved, for the sake of uni- out. (At a sale, nobody’s think- 9. A ____joins words, groups
formity, to the third Monday in ing about presidents.) of words or sentences.
punctuation, whatever is not You and your brother are not February in 1971. If you think 10. An ____ expresses strong
of it in that way, the apostrophe You mentioned that you don’t emotion.
always the best. So, my brother the only ones arguing over the remains, but it moves (Presi- remember “any of that stu ,” 11. A ____ shows the re-
dents’ Day), and now refers to like what an adjective is. You lationship between a noun or
and I always go over everything punctuation mark used (or not more than one person. But as aren’t alone. Most people, except pronoun and other words in a
time has gone by since then, the for writers and editors, who sentence.
she writes. My brother is telling used) in Presidents Day. It seems day has been celebrated, espe- deal with them every day, don’t 12. A ____ verb works with
cially by retailers, as an honor of remember the speci cs of the the main verb to make its
me that the word Presidents in to be an issue for many who run all presidents. parts of speech unless they had meaning clearer.
a teacher that drilled it or even Answers: 1. adjective 2.
her sign “President’s Day Sale” Presidents Day Sales or are just Even so, some argue that the made them diagram sentences, pronoun 3. verb (past tense) 4.
word president used in this way or required them to ll in the common 5. present 6. Proper 7.
doesn’t need an apostrophe. I curious as to the right way to is a plural noun that acts like an parts of speech along with the verb 8. adverb 9. conjunction 10.
adjective and is not a possessive, subject and predicate. We won’t interjection 11. preposition 12.
think it does. I’m not sure if it write the name of the holiday. and therefore would not use an go there, but it’s worth a quiz to helping verb
apostrophe. [Editor’s note: AP see what you do remember.
should be President’s Day, or Although it’s not absolutely style calls for it to be written Dr. Linda
without the apostrophe.] PARTS OF SPEECH
Presidents’ Day. My brother clear, whether or not you use an 1. An ____ describes or Dr. Linda is co-author of “Why
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MARTORANO it was great to see him, he was hardly recogniz- APAR A Star-Making Turn
able. He was vastly overweight, walked with Kirk Douglas of course is respon-
FROM PAGE 8 FROM PAGE 8
the hesitant gate of a seriously ill person and sible, in a manner of speaking, for
their actual names were. He was a big fan of had lost his signature golden locks. e Ken- 98, entitled Life Could Be Verse— the acting career of Michael Doug-
Pete Hamill and Jimmy Breslin. When Nor- nedy play was held in a theatre that was ex- he wrote, “I came to believe I was las, his son. Much less obvious is the
man Mailer toyed with the idea of running for tremely small and Kevin’s persistent coughing spared because I had never come large role he played in what became
mayor in tandem with Breslin vying for City echoed so profoundly that some of the other to grips with what it means to be a career-de ning part for another
Council president he was on board. Kevin guests complained. Jewish.” lm legend, Jack Nicholson.
thought their main platform initiative, which After the play, we had time to talk. Kevin ‘Today, I Am a Man’ In the 1960s, Mr. Douglas starred
was that the city should become the 51st state, told me his mom had passed and he had at epiphany led to his study- on Broadway in a stage version of
had merit. moved back into his parent’s house in Queens. ing Torah, and even becoming a Ken Kesey’s best-selling novel One
Besides being an extremely literate and bril- As we often do with old friends, we talked bar mitzvah for a second time (the Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, for
liant person, Kevin was fun and creative. He about attending a Fordham basketball game Jewish version of a con rmation), 70 which the actor had acquired the
once presented me with a chess set, which he at the Rose Hill campus. After trading emails years after his rst one at age 13. theatrical rights.
had meticulously created with each piece re- over a period of a month or two, we lost con- What a “movie spectacle” of a A dozen years later, Michael
sembling the faces of our friends. He would tact once again. en, around two years ago, di erent sort it must have been for Douglas developed the property
throw lasagna competition parties, which ul- a judge I appear in front of in the Bronx Su- the 200 Hollywood luminaries at into a movie, but by then his father
timately ended in a game of charades. When preme Court called me to the bench. He told the religious ritual to hear 83-year- was too old to play the lead role of
I taught a course as a senior at Fordham (the me that he had befriended Kevin at a watering old Kirk Douglas say, “Today, I am Randle P. McMurphy. e lm was
Philosophy of Education) he took it and once hole in Queens and that he had mentioned my a man.” a huge success, becoming only the
again impressed me with his brilliance and in- name to him. I don’t know how often they met At their 50th wedding anniver- second in Oscar annals to sweep all
sights. but it was frequent enough for the Bronx Jurist sary, in 2014, reports Jewish Ledger, ve major awards, including best
As happens so often, given the vagaries of to speak glowingly about this “brilliant, funny Bryna Douglas “startled the guests actor for Jack Nicholson’s star-mak-
our lives, eventually our paths diverged. I lost and insightful person.” by announcing she had converted to ing turn as Mr. McMurphy.
all contact with my good friend. I knew he About two months ago I was informed that Judaism. ‘It’s about time he married e rest, as they say, is Holly-
worked for the city in the housing authority, a Kevin had passed. I reached out to one of his a nice Jewish girl,’ she proclaimed.” wood history.
job he had left for a bit to pursue his dream of nicknamed friends from years passed and was Earlier in his career, he was quot- R.I.P., Issur Danielovitch. You
being an English teacher. But when that failed, informed that he had su ered from esophageal ed as saying, he would fast on the too, Kirk Douglas.
he returned to his city job, which fortunately cancer for a year and a half and just couldn’t Jewish high holy day of Yom Kippur,
later in life provided a much-needed pension. overcome it. He had requested no service be even while making a movie. “And let Bruce Apar is a writer, actor,
en in 2006, I met up with Kevin again. held and donated his body to science. me tell you,” he’s reported as saying, consultant, and community volunteer.
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Yorktown Councilman Tom Diana, Town Supervisor Matt Slater, JV Mall Marketing
Director Heather Novak, Amelia Silverman, Councilman Ed Lachterman, ASK
Volunteer Coordinator Kyra Brunner, Yorktown Chamber of Commerce Executive
Director Nancy Stingone and Yorktown Chamber of Commerce President Sergio
e community came recently came together to dedicate a mural created by high school student Amelia
Silverman for the Community Room at the Je erson Valley Mall. e Yorktown community was extremely
supportive of this student’s service e orts.
Amelia created this colorful mural as a gift to the community to brighten and beautify the space used by hun-
dreds of area residents each year. Amelia’s mural, which she worked on throughout the summer and fall, is meant
to symbolize the feeling of community as represented by the leaves on the large tree in the foreground that are
made out of handprints signed by local residents who made donations to the Yorktown Heights non-pro t, Al-
liance for Safe Kids. By incorporating these personalized handprints into the design of the mural, Amelia was
able to engage the community to participate in the creation of this mural. And the symbol of the sturdy tree
is meant to represent that the Mall, which has been in the area for 40 years, has deep roots in the community.
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God.” are scheduled: [email protected]
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at 11 a.m. monthly program “Marge’s Play Bingo every ursday
Knitting Circle” on urs. Feb. at the Yorktown Elks Lodge at
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draws one BOYS BASKETBALL
of his four
charges. Brucaj leads Huskers
to out-bracket victory
Faivre Yorktown travels to No. 1 Tappan Zee next
points. BY MIKE SABINI caj said of taking the charges. “It takes
Rob Miller and Sam CONTRIBUTING WRITER away eight easy points and allows us to
a Lincoln player. get more possessions.”
PHOTOS: BRIAN No. 16 Yorktown was o and running Having Brucaj on the oor is com-
in their Section 1 Class A out-bracket forting, said fellow senior captain Rob
contest against No. 17 Lincoln on Feb. Miller.
15, jumping out to a 46-24 lead on their “ e whole team knows what we are
way to a 70-62 triumph. going to get out of Roni every game,”
“We shot the ball very well in the rst Miller said. “He’s going to knock down
half and trusted each other on o ense,” shots and take a lot of charges.”
said Yorktown coach Mark Pavella. Miller (8 points) also excelled on the
Leading the Huskers was senior cap- defensive side, with 6 steals.
tain Roni Brucaj, who made his nal “I was able to read the player’s eyes,
home game one to remember, scoring a which allowed me to anticipate where
team-high 23 points. Brucaj also led the he was throwing the ball,” Miller said.
Huskers with 9 rebounds. Yorktown continued to build on their
Yorktown (11- lead in the third quarter, outscoring the
10) set the tone of Lancers, 16-12. at gave the Husk-
the game in the rst ers a comfortable 62-36 advantage go-
quarter, where they ing into the nal quarter, allowing the
outscored Lincoln, host to withstand the Lancers’ 26-point
23-13. Husker Jared fourth quarter.
Faivre, scored 6 of Sam Pincus (7 points), Eddie Brucaj
his 12 points in that (6 points), Jack Prybylski (6 points),
quarter, courtesy of Sean Vogel (5 points), Tony Granitto
two 3-pointers. (2 points) and Antoine Coles (2 points)
e Huskers did also produced for Yorktown.
not rest on their early “Winning my nal home game to-
success, as they out- night was a great way to end my high
scored the visitors, school basketball career, especially with
23-11, in the second my friends and family in the crowd,”
quarter, and Bru- Miller said. “It will always be some-
caj was a big reason thing I remember. But we still have un-
why, as he connected nished business.”
on four 3-point at- If Yorktown wants to make their sec-
tempts. ond trip in four years to the semi nal
Extending the lead round at the Westchester County Cen-
was huge for Yor- ter in White Plains, they have to win
ktown, especially two more games.
considering Lincoln e rst of those games for the
nished the regular Huskers is at No. 1 Tappan Zee, at 7
Tony season as the highest p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in an opening-
Granitto scoring team in the round contest.
goes “We will need to get a good week of
baseline. “ is was a big win practice in this week to prepare for Fri-
in order for us to ad- day,” Pavella said.
vance to the playo s,” What will help the Huskers is the fact
Brucaj said. “Know- that this is their second game at Tappan
ing I was hot, I was Zee this season. Yorktown lost against
going to keep shoot- Nyack, 49-46, in the Two Counties,
ing, which allowed us to extend the One Cause High School Basketball
lead. A team like this can come back at Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 11, at
any time, so we had to stay locked in.” Tappan Zee.
Defensively, Brucaj also stood out, “It’ll help a lot since now we have a
drawing four charging fouls, which im- feel for the rims instead of going their
pressed Pavella very much. blind,” Brucaj said.
“Roni has been taking three to ve Yorktown also lost to visiting John
charges a game,” Pavella said. “I’m pret- Jay (Cross River) on a last-second
ty sure he leads Section 1 in charges. It’s 3-pointer on Senior Night, their regu-
such a big momentum swing.” lar-season nale, 67-66, on Feb. 12, led
Brucaj, rightfully so, took pride on by Roni Brucaj (17 points, 10 rebounds,
excelling on the defensive end of court. 7 assists) and Eddie Brucaj (12 points,
“ ey were really important,” Bru- 9 rebounds).
Thursday, February 20, 2020 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 19
Lakeland boys look to make it to County Center
Rebels girls sprint-medley relay quali es for nationals
VRarosuitnydup Je rey Owusu, who registered of the trio’s e orts.
13 points, agreed with Nardelli at trio, along with the rest
on the importance of winning at of the Hornets, is looking for-
Somers. ward to what they hope is a deep
“It was very important for us to run in the sectional tournament.
bounce back after the loss to Yor- e boys basketball team has not
BY MIKE SABINI ktown, because the win against reached the Westchester County
CONTRIBUTING WRITER Somers helped us get back on the Center in White Plains since
Lakeland Boys winning track,” Owusu said. 2009, when they made the Sec-
For three quarters, the game tion 1 Class A nals.
Basketball (16-4, 9-1) was a back-and-forth a air, with ere, the Hornets lost to
the Hornets leading 44-42 going Peekskill, the eventual Class A
into the fourth quarter. In the - state nalist.
LAKELAND 66, SOMERS 54 nal 8 minutes, the Hornets took If the Hornets are to reach the
Wednesday, Feb. 12 (Somers control of the game, outscoring semi nal round at the County
High School) the Tuskers, 22-12. Center this season, they will have
After losing on Senior Night “After the third quarter we to win two games. e rst is a
to crosstown rival, Yorktown, two were able to pull away because Class A opening-round contest
nights earlier, Lakeland rebound- we began to run our o ense bet- as the No. 5 seed, hosting No. 12 FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
ed in a big way, defeating Somers, ter and hit shots,” Nardelli said. Clarkstown South (11-9), at 5
66-54, in the regular-season na- “Our team has a bunch of great p.m. Friday, Feb. 21. Rob Nardelli scored 19 points for Lakeland in their season ﬁnale
le for both teams. playmakers and shooters, and against Somers.
it’s hard to contain us for a full “I can’t wait to play in the
“It was very important for us game.” tournament and take on Clark- to be dialed in from the opening Lakeland/Panas
to bounce back after Yorktown stown South,” Nardelli said. “In tip-o , to the nal buzzer. Track and Field
because it’s a huge con dence Another leading score was order for us to win we need to
“Our main goal right now is to
booster going into the playo s Augie Karaqi, who registered 16 play great defense and secure re- get to the County Center, com-
and we get back into the winning points. bounds. We also need to run our pete there and try to win a gold NORTH SHORE HS PRE
mentality,” said Lakeland’s Rob “We work very hard in practice o ense e ciently, to have the ball,” Owusu said. “To get there, NATIONAL INVITATIONAL
Nardelli, who led the Hornets and try to come and compete at outcome we want.” we have to be locked in on both Friday, Feb. 14 (The Amory
with 19 points. our highest level every game, and If the Hornets are to get the the o ensive and defensive side SEE ROUNDUP PAGE 21
One of Nardelli’s teammates, it paid o tonight,” Owusu said outcome they want,they will have of the ball, especially defense.”
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Thursday, February 20, 2020 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 21
ROUNDUP “Also, we’re all really close best of luck in college. Once a rst-period lead. way (21 saves).
friends and it’s always such a fun Hornet, always a Hornet.” “We came out with a lot of en- e win was a big one for the
FROM PAGE 19 time being with the team,” Sala- ergy and our o ense was produc-
zar said. “We know that if some- Lakeland did not qualify for the ing for us,” Kowal said. Rebels, moving them to No. 5 in
Track and Field Center, New one has a bad race and they don’t Section 1 Class A tournament. Lakeland/Panas didn’t rest on Division 1, just past Rivertown,
hit their times, no one will be their laurels, scoring twice in the which is No. 6.
York City) upset at them. We are all so en- Lakeland/Panas beginning of the second period,
couraging and have such positive Hockey (11-7-1) with goals by the Kowal broth- BYSNS Hockey
Lakeland/Panas’ girls attitudes.” ers, Frankie and P.J., who scored (6-13)
LAKELAND/PANAS 9, FOX 4 goals of his own.
1,600-meter sprint medley relay Lakeland Girls LANE 5 ETBE 4, BYSNS 2
Basketball (5-15) ose two goals proved valu- Saturday, Feb. 15
squad of Lauren Salazar, Makay- Friday, Feb. 14 (Brewster Ice able, as Fox Lane answered back ETBE (Eastchester/Tucka-
SOMERS 57, LAKELAND 49 Arena) with two goals of their own late
la Waugh, Brooke Sayre, and Jalia Wednesday, Feb. 12 (Lakeland in the second period to cut the hoe/Bronxville/Edgemont) got
With the regular-season Lakeland/Panas’ advantage to o to a 3-0 rst-period lead, pro-
Williams nished seventh at the High School) schedule dwindling down to a three. pelling them to a 4-2 triumph
Lakeland played a hard-fought precious few games, Lakeland/ against the BYSNS at the Ice
North Shore High School Pre- Panas’ a air against Fox Lane Jimenez however made sure Hutch in Mount Vernon.
game on Senior Night, before was a big one, as the Rebels en- the Foxes would get no closer,
National Invitational, with a time falling to Somers, 57-49. tered the contest ranked No. 8, as he scored the rst goal of the “Unfortunately, we came out
with the Foxes No. 11, in Divi- third period, with an assist from at and could not do enough
of 4:15.11. “ e girls played tough and it sion 1. Jack Tuite, to put the Rebels up to get back into the game,” said
was a great game,” said Lakeland 7-3, and they were never threat- BYSNS co-coach Joey Bonitati-
e time broke their own team coach Miranda Mangan. “ ey Looking to gain separation ened after that. bus.
fought hard and left it all on the from the Foxes and move up the Bryan Kottmann (1G), Carson
record, set earlier this year, by 5.5 court.” rankings, Lakeland/Panas did Andrew Dzubak (3A), An- Brunco (1G), Johnathan Gra-
just that, garnering a 9-5 victory thony Colasanti (1A), Lianna ham (1A), Frankie Vigiletti (1A),
seconds. Tyler Hormazabal led Lake- against Fox Lane. Vasta (1A), and Aaron Hathaway Francesca Mangione (1A) and
land with 23 points, followed by (30 saves), also contributed to the Matt Gergley (25 saves) earned
at allowed the relay team to Hannah Devane, who contribut- “It was great to get the win and Rebels’ victory. their way into the box score for
ed 10 points, in the Hornets’ nal show Fox Lane what we could the BYSNS.
qualify for the New Balance Na- game of the season. do,”said Lakeland/Panas’Frankie LAKELAND/PANAS 9, “One high point was that we
Kowal. RIVERTOWN 6 brought up a freshman player,
tionals Indoor event, March 13- Honored before the game were Bryan Kottmann, who scored a
Hornet senior captains, Megan Kowal (3G) helped the Reb- Sunday, Feb. 16 (Brewster Ice goal in his rst period as a varsity
15, also at the Armory. Jennings, Bri Monte, and So a els jump on the board early, as Arena) player” Bonitatibus said of Kott-
Portante. he scored the game’s rst goal, mann, who scored in the third
“It feels really great to qualify with assists from Brendan Morea Lakeland/Panas defeated Ri- period. “He had a very strong
“Meg, Bri, and Sof are three (2A), and Joseph Jimenez (2A, vertown, 9-6, led by Jimenez game and is a great addition to
for nationals,” Salazar said. “We amazing young women,” Man- 2A). (2G, 2A), A.J. Knopf (2G, 1A), the team.”
gan said. “It’s been a pleasure to Frankie Kowal (2G), P.J. Kowal
all work so hard in practice every watch them grow over the last After Fox Lane tied the game (2G), Tuite (1G, 1A), Nick Perez
four years and we wish them the at 1-1, the Rebels scored three (2A), Dzubak (1A) and Hatha-
day, and in meets. It is really great times, giving themselves a 4-1
that we succeeded.”
Salazar likes the fact that relay
is made up of runners from dif-
“Our team consists of a sopho-
more,Brooke [Sayre]; a junior,Ja-
Lia [Williams]; and two seniors,
Makayla [Waugh] and myself,”
Salazar said. “So, to know that
there is talent of all ages on the
Rebels’ track team is just a really
Another reason for the relay’s
success is the rapport the Rebel
quartet has with one another.
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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT – JESSE BARER
Senior captain looks to
‘survive and advance’
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER sphere of the women’s lacrosse program. I also PHOTO: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
SPORTS EDITOR really like that the school is not too far from
home, and a big bonus is that my big brother Jesse Barer takes a free throw in the sectional game against Nanuet on
Jesse Barer is a senior captain on the Yor- will be a senior there next year! Saturday, Feb. 15.
ktown girls basketball team. Her 6 points, 6
rebounds and 3 assists helped lead Yorktown Do you know what you want to study in Jesse Barer lays it up against Brewster. PHOTO: BOB CASTNER/CASTNERPHOTO.NET
to a win against Nanuet on Saturday, Feb. 15, college? If yes, what are you planning on
in an out-bracket game of the Section 1 Class studying and why?
A tournament. e 15th-seeded Huskers will
take on No. 2 Hen Hud on Friday (Feb. 21). I am planning on taking the pre-med track
in college. I know that I want to help people,
Barer has committed to play lacrosse at so I will be focusing on the medical eld,
Binghamton University. most likely in pediatrics.
How old were you when you started play- What music do you listen to before a
ing basketball and what got you started? game?
Basketball has always been in my family. I actually don’t have any speci c music
My father played basketball at George Wash- that I listen to before a game, but the playlist
ington University and then overseas profes- that we use during warm ups always gets me
sionally in France, and also coached at the pumped up.
college level. I have been playing for as long
as I can remember. Do you have any favorite pre- or post-
game rituals you share with your team-
What is your favorite thing about being mates?
on the Yorktown basketball team?
Before the game starts, my team and I get
I love the camaraderie of playing a team into a close huddle and have a pre-game talk.
sport. Not only do I enjoy the hard work and I try to get everyone pumped up for the game
grit that comes with playing at a competitive and remind them of the things we need to
level, but I love to see the things that we can focus on. Anyone who wants to say anything
accomplish as a team. can do so and we share a great moment of
unity before we begin the game.
What are your individual and team goals
for the rest of the season? If you could have one superpower, what
would it be and why?
My original goal for the season was for our
team to win and advance in the playo s, and If I could kick butt like Wonder Woman,
since we have accomplished that I am very that would be my superpower!
proud of my team. Moving forward, I want
to “survive and advance,” and see us continue What is something about yourself people
to improve on the things that we have been would be surprised to learn?
working so hard for the entire season.
Most people do not know that I can play
Who has been your biggest role model the ukulele!
over the years and what have you learned
from them? What is your favorite place to visit on
vacation and why?
In regards to basketball, my dad and my
older brother have been my biggest role mod- My favorite place to visit on vacation is
els. I have learned everything I know from the Florida because my grandparents on both
two of them and watching my big brother sides of my family live there, and in addition
play over the years has inspired me to have to the warm weather, seeing them is always
the same toughness and work ethic. Outside special.
of basketball, my parents are my biggest role
models. ey have taught me about the im- What is your favorite place to eat locally?
portance of integrity and compassion. Jewel of Himalaya and Little Sorrento are
my favorite places to eat in town.
As a captain, how do you view your role What’s the go-to app on your phone and
as leader? why?
I would have to say that Instagram is my
I have taken my role as a captain very seri- go-to app. I like to see what is happening
ously and I love it. It has given me the chance around me and share my little moments.
to mentor the younger players and be a role For a young athlete growing up in the
model for all my teammates. I remember be- Yorktown school district, what would you
ing the younger player who looked up to the tell them about the experience of being
upperclassmen, and I want to be an approach- part of the basketball team and why should
able leader that my teammates can connect they go out for the team?
with on and o the court. I also try to be an
extension of the coach on the oor, and I re- ere really is so much I could say to an-
ally value the mutual respect that my Coach swer this question because of how much I
and I have for each other. love this team and program. is program
has given me life-long friends and relation-
You’ve committed to play lacrosse at ships, and a family that I love. I know that
Binghamton. What made you choose that on and o the court there are eleven other
school? girls who have my back, as well as my coach,
and I wouldn’t trade that for the world. I have
I am so excited to play at Binghamton next also become a better overall athlete by play-
year! e school has excellent academic stan- ing basketball for as long as I have, and it is
dards and I felt that the combination of high such a big part of who I am.To those younger
academics and a great lacrosse program was than me: keep playing basketball because it is
the right t for me. I really love the school more than just the practices and the games;
community, in addition to the family atmo- it is what the sport teaches you away from
Thursday, February 20, 2020 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 23
WRESTYLINoGrktown’s Finateri places
second at sectionals
Patierno, Sinagra, Russo earn All-Section
BY MIKE SABINI “I’m proud of the fact that we said. “Gio wrestled incredibly. e
CONTRIBUTING WRITER were able to build o last season,” rest fought hard, but it was a lack
Fama said. of experience that caught up with
It was a successful weekend for Earning All-Section honors us. But we got experience this year,
both Yorktown and Lakeland/Pa- for Lakeland/Panas was Gio which should pay o next season.”
nas wrestling teams, which both Russo, who placed fourth in the Spencer Maja (106), Char-
participated in the Section 1 Divi- 113-pound division. lie Dubrawski (220), and senior
sion 1 tournament. “Gio is an extremely hard work- captain Pat Hickey (285) also
e tournament was held over er,” said Lakeland/Panas coach competed in the sectionals for the
two days: Saturday, Feb. 15, at Dave Bergen. “He wrestles all Rebels.
Sleepy Hollow and Sunday, Feb. year-round and is very con dent, Bergen said that having six of
16, at Clarkstown South. and clean, with his technique. He his wrestlers in the tournament
e local wrestler who placed also never panics, when he is in a means that the program is mov-
the highest was Yorktown senior tough situation. He just sticks to ing in the right direction.
captain Andrew Finateri, who the plan and keeps wrestling.” “ at’s two more than we had
nished second in the 120-pound Rebels’ Austin Bergen (126) last year, and all but one of those
weight class. and Connor McGannon (182) guys returns next year,” Bergen
“It meant a lot (to nish sec- each won a match on Day 1 but said. “It’s good for our program
ond), because when I rst start- did not advance to Day 2. to have so many kids qualify and FILE PHOTO/ROB DIANTONIO
ed wrestling, I looked up to the “Overall, we did OK,” Bergen wrestle hard.” Andrew Finateri
people that were in the nals, and
that’s where I wanted to be,” Fi-
nateri said.“It was cool to see how
far I’ve come in the sport.”
Finateri thought that heeding
the words of the Husker coaching
sta , and his work ethic, put him
in a position to place second.
“I made it to the nals because I
listened to my coaches and worked
hard in practice with them every
day,” Finateri said.
Finishing second earned Fi-
nateri All-Section honors. Fi-
nateri’s Yorktown teammates,
fellow senior captains Dean Pati-
erno (145), and Christian Sinagra
(170), each placed fourth in their
respective weight classes, earning
All-Section honors as well.
“Dean and Christian both
brought their best wrestling to
sectionals and it showed in their
success,” Finateri said.
For Finateri, Patierno and Sin-
agra, it’s the second year in a row Add Value
that each earned All-Section hon-
ors, as all three also earned All-
Section last year as juniors. Fi- to Your Home
nateri was fth last season at 120
pounds and Patierno and Sinagra
each placed sixth, at 138 and 182
Yorktown had ve other of its
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LLC FORMATION NOTICE A copy of the proposed Local the following locations: public hearing to be held as said Town Hall or on the Town’s
Law is on le in the o ce of the • East Main Street at northwest aforesaid. website, www.yorktownny.org
Notice of Formation of Town Clerk, at the said Town under “Bids and RFPs.”
Tournade LLC. Art. Of Org. Hall, where the same may be corner of intersection with Route DIANA L. QUAST,
inspected during regular o ce 132 TOWN CLERK e proposer assumes the risk
led with SSNY on 12/03/2019. hours. of any delay in the mail or in the
O ce Location: 46 Storm Street, • East Main Street at northwest TOWN OF YORKTOWN handling of mail by the employees
Apt. #2F, Tarrytown, NY 10591. e Proposed Local Law may corner of intersection with Stony CERTIFIED MUNICIPAL of the Town of Yorktown.
SSNY designated as agent for the also be viewed on the Town’s Street Whether sent by mail or means
LLC upon whom process against website, www.yorktownny.org. CLERK of personal delivery, the proposer
it may be served. SSNY shall • East Main Street at southeast assumes the responsibility for
mail process to: 46 Storm Street, All persons in interest and corner of intersection with Stony PUBLIC NOTICE having proposal in on the day,
Apt. #2F, Tarrytown, NY 10591. citizens shall be heard at the Street REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS time, and place speci ed above.
Purpose:to engage in any and all public hearing to be held as
business for which LLCs may aforesaid. • Mark Road at southwest TOWN OF YORKTOWN e Town of Yorktown
be formed under the New York corner of intersection with White TOWN ATTORNEY AND reserves the right to waive any
LLC law. DIANA L. QUAST, Hill Road GENERAL MUNICIPAL informalities in the proposals, to
TOWN CLERK reject any or all proposals and
PUBLIC NOTICE • Mohansic Avenue (service LEGAL SERVICES reserves the right to accept that
TOWN OF YORKTOWN road) at northeast corner of proposal which it deems most
NOTICE IS HEREBY intersection with Park Lane NOTICE IS HEREBY favorable to the interests of the
GIVEN that a public hearing CERTIFIED MUNICIPAL GIVEN that the Town of Town of Yorktown.
will be held by the Town Board, • Mohansic Avenue (service Yorktown will be accepting
Town of Yorktown, Westchester CLERK road) at southwest corner of sealed requests for proposals If mailed, sealed proposals
County, New York, at the Town intersection with Leland Drive for TOWN ATTORNEY and must be addressed in care of the
Hall, 363 Underhill Avenue, PUBLIC NOTICE GENERAL MUNICIPAL Town Clerk at the above address.
Yorktown Heights, New York • Sherry Drive at southwest LEGAL SERVICES within
10598 on March 3, 2020 at NOTICE IS HEREBY corner of intersection with Ellen said municipality. DIANA L. QUAST,
7:30 o’clock PM, or as soon GIVEN that a public hearing Lane TOWN CLERK
thereafter as the same can be will be held by the Town Board, All completed proposals must
heard, to consider a Proposed Town of Yorktown, Westchester • Wenonah Trail at southwest be received by the Town Clerk TOWN OF YORKTOWN
Local Law amending Chapter County, New York, at the Town corner of intersection with Dale of the Town of Yorktown at the CERTIFIED MUNICIPAL
275 of the Code of the Town of Hall, 363 Underhill Avenue, Street O ce of the Town Clerk, Town
Yorktown entitled “VEHICLES Yorktown Heights, New York Hall, 363 Underhill Avenue, CLERK
AND TRAFFIC,” Article I, 10598 on March 3, 2020 at • Wren Place at southwest Yorktown Heights, New York,
entitled “Tra c and Parking 7:30 o’clock PM, or as soon corner of intersection with 10598 no later than 4:30 p.m. on NOTICE OF PERMISSIVE
Regulations,” by adding a No thereafter as the same can be Suncrest Avenue March 2, 2020. All completed REFERENDUM
Parking Zone at Kear Street, for heard, to consider a Proposed proposals must be labeled “RFP:
80 feet in a westerly direction Local Law amending Chapter A copy of the proposed Local Yorktown Town Attorney NOTICE IS HEREBY
from the northeast corner of 275 of the Code of the Town of Law is on le in the o ce of the and General Municipal Legal GIVEN that the Board of Fire
the intersection with Commerce Yorktown entitled “VEHICLES Town Clerk, at the said Town Services.” Commissioners of the Yorktown
Street. AND TRAFFIC,” Article I, Hall, where the same may be Heights Fire District of
entitled “Tra c and Parking inspected during regular o ce Speci cations and standard Yorktown Heights, Westchester
Regulations,” by adding full stops hours. proposals may be obtained at
within the Town of Yorktown at the O ce of the Town Clerk at SEE LEGALS PAGE 27
e proposed Local Law may
also be viewed on the Town’s
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Thursday, February 20, 2020 LEGAL NOTICES Yorktown News – Page 27
LEGALS In the Matter of the Foreclosure shall be entitled to have the tax AMOUNT Mill River Rd./Weyant,
of Tax Liens by Proceeding in liens affected thereby satisfied of
FROM PAGE 25 Rem Pursuant to Article Eleven records. • 6.18-1-32/3000 Navajo Whitney/$18,645.87
of the Real Property Tax Law by
the Town of Yorktown LAST DAY FOR Rd./ZAT Construction • 37.14-1-61/1990 Gilbert St./
County, New York, at a scheduled ------------------------------ Corp./$30,776.59 Davis, Alex & Muriel/$1,524.41
meeting held on the 11th day of -------------X the last day for redemption is
February 2020, duly adopted the hereby fixed as the __1st__ day of • 6.18-1-37/76 Route 6/ZAT • 37.14-2-68/1977 Commerce
following Resolution, subject to a The above captioned _____May________, 2020.
permissive referendum. proceeding is hereby commenced Construction Corp./$279,191.07 St./Friendly Ice Cream
to enforce the payment of SERVICE OF ANSWER:
delinquent taxes or other lawful Every person having any right, • 15.16-1-47/3196 Lakefront Corp./$76,178.78
charges which have accumulated
and become liens against certain title or interest in or lien upon any Ave./Charney, Craig/$4,557.68 • 37.15-2-56/82 Burgess Rd./
property. The parcels to which parcel of real property described
this proceeding applies are in this petition may serve a duly • 15.19-1-24/2002 East Main Anderson, Jennifer/$8,930.51
identified in Schedule A of this verified answer upon the attorney
RESOLUTION Petition which is annexed hereto for the Tax District setting forth St./Baron, Sal & Hochroth • 37.18-1-48 & 49/Allan
WHEREAS, the Yorktown and made a part. This document in detail the nature and amount of
serves both as a Petition of his or her interest and any defense Audrey/$33.336.27 Ave./Crompond Realty
Heights Fire District, under Foreclosure and a Notice of or objection to the foreclosure.
the obligation and authority Foreclosure for purposes of this Such answer must be filed in the • 15.20-1-33/1704 Decautur Corp./$20,514.70 & $33,856.50
to purchase apparatus for the proceeding. Office of the County Clerk and
extinguishment and prevention served upon the attorney for the Rd./Roseenberg, Louis & • 47.14-1-17/Baptist
of fires and for the purpose of EFFECT OF FILING: Tax District on or before the date
emergency rescue (Town Law All persons having or claiming above mentioned as the last day Gloria/$107,514.66 Church Rd./Maceluch,
§176.13), determined there to be for redemption.
such a need to purchase a certain to have an interest in the real • 15.20-2-16/3415 Deborah/$58,150.27
fire apparatus, more specifically property described in this petition FAILURE TO REDEEM OR
a 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe, now are hereby notified that the filing ANSWER: Mohegan Ave./Rosenbaum, • 48.6-1-37/15 Overlook
therefore, it is of this petition constitutes the
commencement by the Tax In the event of failure to Lester/$2,725.03 Commons/Camerota ,
RESOLVED by the Board District of a proceeding in the redeem or answer by any person
of Fire Commissioners of the court specified in the caption having the right to redeem or • 15.20-1-26/581 Panorama Catherine/$19,463.41
Yorktown Heights Fire District above to foreclose each of the answer, such person shall be
that the District shall purchase a tax liens therein described by a forever barred and foreclosed Dr./Riello, John & Maldo, • 48.06-1-42/2-4 Woods
2020 Chevrolet Tahoe & related foreclosure proceeding in rem. of all his or her right, title and
equipment, and it is further interest and equity of redemption Theresa/$27,123.52 View Ct./Krokus, B & Vecchio,
NATURE OF PROCEEDING: in and to the parcel described
RESOLVED that the This proceeding is brought in this petition and a judgment • 16.5-2-42/1246 New L/$49,311.09
purchase shall be made with in foreclosure may be taken by
monies withdrawn from the against the real property only default. Rd./Shrub Oak Athletic • 48.14-2-20/314 Chestnut
Apparatus Reserve Fund not to and is to foreclose the tax liens
exceed the sum of $70,000 and it described in this petition. No Dated: Yorktown Hts., NY Club/$4,614.65 Ct./Beaudreault, Allan
is further personal judgment will be
entered herein for such taxes or December ____, 2019 • 16.10-2-11/Glen Rd./Nutley. R./$155,608.40
RESOLVED that this other legal charges or any part ________________________
Resolution is adopted subject to thereof. _____________ A & Marallo, L./$2,679.04 • 48.18-1-19/730 Croton
a permissive referendum. Barbara A. Korsak
PERSONS AFFECTED: Receiver of Taxes • 16.10-1-23/3535 Stony St./ Heights Rd./Dahlke,
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER This notice is directed to all State of New York )
NOTICE that the adoption County of Westchester) ss: Waterman, Lillian/$38,705.34 Scott/$2,509.05
of this Resolution is subject to persons owning or having or I Barbara A. Korsak, being duly
permissive referendum pursuant claiming to have an interest in sworn, depose and say: I am the • 16.16-2-8/643 Oakside • 59.10-2-35/Vine Rd./
to Section 6-g (4) of the General the real property described in this Enforcing Officer for the Town
Municipal Law and shall take petition. Such persons are hereby of Yorktown. I have read this Rd./Davis, Dominick & Sheahan, Timothy/$6,981.04
effect thirty (30) days after its notified further that a duplicate Petition which I have signed, and
adoption, unless there shall be of this petition has been filed I am familiar with its contents. Maureen/$60,826.24 • 70.11-1-16/Dell Ave./107
filed in the interim with the in the office of the Enforcing The contents of this Petition are
Fire District Secretary a petition Officer of the Tax District and true to the best of my knowledge, • 16.16-3-51/3331 Nutly Devries Ave. Corp./$10,149.55
signed and acknowledged or will remain open for public based upon the records of the
approved in the same manner as inspection up to and including Town of Yorktown. I do not Circle/Jettelson, Arthur & • 70.15-1-2/Dell Ave./107
a Deed to be recorded by resident the date specified below as the know of any errors or omissions
tax payers of the District owning last day for redemption. in this Petition. Blossom/$438,526.32 Devries Ave. Corp./$90,905.16
taxable real property aggregating ________________________
at least ? of the assessed valuation RIGHT OF REDEMPTION: ____________ • 16.17-1-22/3295 Amelia LLC FORMATION NOTICE
of all taxable real property of the Any person having or claiming Barbara A. Korsak
Fire District as such valuations Sworn to before me this ____ Dr./Zakowski, Ann/$69,732.77
appear on the latest completed to have an interest in any such day of _______________,
assessment of the Town of real property and the legal right 2019 • 17.13-2-2-132/23D Dorset Whitlist LLC, Arts of Org.
Yorktown,protesting against such thereto may on or before said ________________________ filed with Sec. of State of
Resolution and requesting that date redeem the same by paying Notary Public Ct./Patten, Marion/$4,660.60 NY (SSNY) 9/26/2019. Cty:
it be submitted to the qualified the amount of all such unpaid ________________________ Westchester. SSNY desig. as
electors of the Fire District for tax liens thereon, including Richard S. Abbate • 17.18-1-3/269 London agent upon whom process against
their approval. all interest and penalties and Town Attorney may be served & shall mail
other legal charges which are 363 Underhill Avenue Rd./Mocerino, Vincent & process to 37 Pound Ridge Rd.,
By order of the Commissioners included in the lien against such Yorktown Hts., NY 10598 Bedford, NY 10506. General
of the Yorktown Heights Fire real property, computed to and Theresa/$74,436.27 Purpose.
including the date of redemption. SCHEDULE A
District. Such payments shall be made TOWN OF YORKTOWN • 25.8-2-3/Lakefront
to Barbara A. Korsak, Receiver FORECLOSURE PETITION
Jeanmarie Klaus of Taxes. In the event that such TAX PARCEL ID/PROPERTY Ave./Bandman, Robert &
taxes are paid by a person other LOCATION/OWNER NAME/
Secretary/ Treasurer than the record owner of such real Lynn/$2,687.02
property, the person so paying
Yorktown Heights Fire District • 25.8-2-22/3169 Lincoln Dr./
Abbott, Michael/$7,557.67 LLC FORMATION NOTICE
• 25.8-2-38/Wenonah Trail/
Caro, John & Diane/$1,009.79 Notice of Formation of 433
COMMERCE ST., LLC Art.
• 25.8-2-39/1646 Of Org. filed with SSNY on
1/21/2020. Office Location:
Wenonah Trail/Caro, John & County of Westchester SSNY
designated as agent of the LLC
Diane/$34,383.84 upon whom process against it
may be served. SSNY shall mail
• 25.16-1-11/2950 Fox Hall process to Ekrem Cebel 2368
Evergreen road, Yorktown, NY
St./Flamingo Park Homeowners 10598. Purpose: any lawful
• 26.18-1-15/3290 Old
Crompond/Adrian Family LLC FORMATION NOTICE
• 27.5-2-22/2971 NHST House LLC, Arts
of Org. filed with Sec. of State
Gomer St./Legato, Rosa & of NY (SSNY) 12/2/2019.
Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig.
Anton/$70,404.81 as agent upon whom process
against may be served & shall
• 27.11-2-48/Christopher mail process to Nelson Salazar,
66 Edgewood Rd., Katonah, NY
Lane/Christopher Court 10536. General Purpose.
• 27.14-1-6/Broad St./Prebeck,
Otto & Gertrude/$1,682.15
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