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Yorktown News 07.18.19

Vol. 8 No. 16 Visit for the latest news. Thursday,
Classic cars at the grange July 18, 2019

e eighth annual Yorktown Grange Car Show was held Sunday, June 23. Turn to pages 18 and 19 for more photos.

Bob Hart shows off his 1957 Chevy Pickup.


Rental housing community raises concerns
Residents, o cials request more information from developer

BY TRUDY WALZ idents opposed to rezoning 19.3 acres north decision could have on the community. process for the development proposed for
CONTRIBUTING WRITER of Je erson Valley Mall to accommodate a is time, however, members of the the site o of East Main Street between
rental development of 150 units appealed to
For the second time in as many weeks,res- the Town Board to consider the impact its governing body expressed their own con- SEE JV RENTAL PAGE 22
cerns, assuring them that the approvals

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The Staff Smoke shop owner arrested for third time

EDITORIAL TEAM BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER Street,has now racked up four charges of endan- again on Friday, July 12, while awaiting ar-
BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER EDITOR gering the welfare of a child in seven months. raignment on those charges.
EDITOR: 914-302-5628
[email protected] A Yorktown smoke shop owner allegedly e rst misdemeanor charge was pleaded Police Chief Robert Noble said the West-
sold tobacco products to a minor on Dec. 13. down to disorderly conduct, a violation. chester County Health Department, which
GABRIELLE BILIK issues permits for these types of shops, has
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-214-4285 en again on June 19. However, following up on tips from the been noti ed of Liu’s arrests.
en again on June 20. community, the Yorktown Police Depart-
[email protected] en again on July 9. ment conducted an undercover operation in According to the Westchester District At-
Arrested again last week, Xuefang “Rock”Liu, June, when Liu allegedly sold tobacco prod- torney’s o ce, Liu was scheduled to be ar-
ADVERTISING TEAM owner of Rock’s Smoke Shop on Commerce ucts to a minor on two consecutive days. raigned on his June charges on ursday
PAUL FORHAN ( July 18) in Yorktown Justice Court.
914-202-2392 e 42-year-old Queens man was arrested

[email protected] for Yorktown 7-Eleven
Celebrating 10 years
914-351-2424 Route 202
[email protected] Who do you know that deserves a free car? property

845-621-4049 Friend to Win in Need EDITOR

[email protected] 1 of 5 Cars 7-Eleven Inc. has shelled out
JENNIFER CONNELLY $1 million to buy property on
914-334-6335 • Yorktown • Nominate the corner of Crompond Road
Helping your (Route 202) and Pine Grove
[email protected] Yorktown Court.
914-205-4183 A deed agreement led with
• You Can Westchester County shows the
[email protected] Give Back Texas-based convenience-store
BRUCE HELLER giant bought the property, at
914-202-2941 Entrants and Nominees 3451 Crompond Road, from
MUST be residents of Yorktown, NY Pinnacle Branded LLC on June
[email protected] 25.
To enter you will need to tell us why your Yorktown
PRODUCTION TEAM friend/neighbor is deserving of a free car. If 7-Eleven builds a store on
TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL the site, it would be the retailer’s
...a little bit about their situation, financial hardship, injury, etc. for consideration (150 words or less) second Yorktown outlet, located
PRODUCTION MANAGER nearly 4 miles from its Com-
[email protected] FROM INTENDED RECIPIENT more than 7,900 stores nation-
CHRISTINA ROSE Letter of Good Conduct from the Yorktown Police Department
PRODUCTION/DESIGNER Clean driving record from their insurance carrier or D.M.V. An application has not been
Documentation of hardship (ie. medical records, payroll deductions led with the town, so 7-Eleven’s
EXECUTIVE TEAM intentions for the property are
BRETT FREEMAN for energy payments or other documents supporting hardship) unclear. e company did not re-
spond to a request for comment.
PUBLISHER: 845-208-8151 • Enter between 8/1/19-9/1/19 However, the property once
[email protected] • Drop off completed applications at the shop or mail received by 9/1/19 operated as a gas station and has
three existing pumps.
SHELLEY KILCOYNE • Winners chosen 9/15/19
VP OF SALES: ough 7-Eleven is known
*FIVE WINNERS will be chosen by Auto Body, Inc for its convenience stores, a lim-
845-621-1116 a committee of Yorktown residents. ited number of locations also
[email protected] All decisions are final. pump gasoline, including one in
**Recipient is responsible for any Poughkeepsie. An application
Deadlines taxes, registration, and insurance. for a 7-Eleven gas station on
Route 35 in Cross River is pend-
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Yorktown resident organizes charity event

Proceeds from tennis tournament will bene t My Sister’s Place

PHOTO COURTESY OF LISA OLNEY BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER Love” raised about $2,500 in 2017 North State Road, the tness cen-
EDITOR and $4,000 in 2018. ter is co-owned by Ellen Koelsch.
Yorktown’s Lisa Olney, right, pictured in 2018 with Cienna Tardy, a
former employee of My Sister’s Place Lisa Olney is putting together a “ is year, I’m hoping we can “I wouldn’t be able to do this
di erent type of charity ball. raise somewhere between $7,500 event if Ellen and Club Fit weren’t
and $10,000,” Olney said. so generous,” said Olney, a club
Looking to score victories over member for almost two decades.
domestic violence and human Olney, a reference librarian at “ eir philosophy has always been
tra cking, the philanthropic Yor- John C. Hart Library in Shrub to be a community partner.”
ktown resident is teaming up with Oak, sits on the board of directors
Club Fit Briarcli for a tennis for My Sister’s Place. Her fond- e tennis tournament, over-
fundraiser on Saturday, July 27. ness for tennis developed several seen by Hoover and Schtscherby-
years ago while watching her son na, is a round-robin format,
e aptly named “Eat, Play, play the sport. She now plays meaning all teams will play a xed
Love”—Olney describes it as a competitive matches through the amount of games. People do not
“social night of tennis”—begins United States Tennis Association have to come in pairs, nor do they
at 5 p.m. and will raise money for (USTA). have to be members of Club Fit.
My Sister’s Place. A White Plains-
based non-pro t organization, My “Eat, Play, Love” was born out Donors don’t have to play ten-
Sister’s Place “strives to end domes- of Olney’s e ort to marry her two nis to take part in the fundraiser,
tic violence and human tra cking passions. which also includes dinner, re-
through comprehensive services, freshments, and ra e prizes.
advocacy, and community educa- Beyond the money it realizes, Tickets are also being sold for
tion,” according to its website. the fundraiser helps bring aware- spectators.
ness to My Sister’s Place, especial-
“ ey o er completely free legal ly in the northern part of West- “It’s really just a casual night of
service for their domestic [violence] chester County. hanging out,” Olney said.
clients and human tra cking cli-
ents,” Olney said. “It’s just great For the fundraiser, Club Fit “Eat, Play, Love” runs from 5
work they’re doing on every facet.” Briarcli is donating its ten- to 8 p.m. e rain date is Sunday,
nis courts and two of its tennis July 28. To learn more about the
Now in its third year, “Eat, Play, pros, Heath Hoover and Rodrigo charity event or to register, visit
Schtscherbyna. Located at 584

Mohegan Lake man selected as U.S. Open ballperson

BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER making it through initial tryouts, Bray was called back and his FILE PHOTO
EDITOR skills were tested in a live tennis match featuring junior players.
Evan Bray participates in a Mohegan Lake Day
Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and other Ballpersons play a crucial role in many sports, but they are boat race in 2015.
tennis superstars will take center stage in Queens next month particularly important in tennis, where their ability to quickly
for the 2019 U.S. Open. retrieve and deliver balls to players helps to maintain a rapid
pace of play.
Joining them on the court will be Mohegan Lake resident
Evan Bray. ey may also be required to provide other assistance to the
players, such as delivering towels and drinks.
e 41-year-old father of four young girls is making his de-
but as a “ballperson” for the popular tennis tournament, which Bray said the job, which requires a lot of running and squat-
is played every year at the USTA Billie Jean King National ting, is physically demanding.
Tennis Center.
“After each tryout, I was in pain for a while,” Bray said.
During the two-week commitment, for which he will earn In addition to training his body, Bray has been preparing for
just above minimum wage, Bray said he will continue to work the U.S. Open by studying the game.
his day job as a building code and zoning consultant in New He is also required to participate in three mandatory train-
York City. ing sessions on July 9 and 10, July 23 and 24, and Aug. 11 to
13. e tournament begins on Aug. 26.
“I just like tennis,” Bray said. “I just thought that it would
be cool.” ough Bray said it will be “cool” to be on the court with
world-class athletes, the Mohegan Lake resident does not an-
More than 500 people tried out for the job in June but only ticipate being starstruck.
150 were selected, according to the U.S. Open’s website. After
“I’m there to do a job,” Bray said.

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Mohegan Lake Audi celebrates expansion

State Assemblyman Kevin Byrne; Town Clerk Diana Quast; Town Councilwoman Alice Roker; Barry Rost,
owner, Mohegan Lake Audi; Town Supervisor Ilan Gilbert; and state Sen. Pete Harckham e Audi dealership in Mohegan Lake is expanding but it
won’t be adding any employees.
The Counsel
at’s because, as the dealership’s owner, Barry Rost, put it,
You Need “I don’t have employees.”

To Make “ is is a family,” Rost said at a groundbreaking ceremony
celebrating the 11,300-square-foot expansion on Wednesday,
Confident July 10.
“ is is a very special day for all of us who have been with
and Resolve the company a long time,” he added.
Rost said the story of Mohegan Lake Motors is that of an
Problems underdog. Solely a Volkswagen dealer when it began a half
century ago, the company “waged a relentless campaign to be
an Audi dealer” almost 25 years ago.

“We became an Audi dealer through the back door,” Rost

Mohegan Lake, he said, “was not a logical place to locate
an Audi dealership.”

Instead, “they made us a service point,” Rost said. “We
couldn’t sell Audis, but we could service them.”

After two years of doing that, Rost no longer had to con-
vince Audi to make Mohegan Lake a full- edged dealership;
his customers were making the case for him.

“One of the greatest accomplishments in my life is to have
been an Audi dealer and to continue to be an Audi dealer,”
Rost said. “It’s one of the high points of my life. I never take
it for granted.”

After two decades, the East Main Street (Route 6) deal-
ership is expanding onto a neighboring parcel, which will
house Audi’s new service area.

e expansion was approved Sept. 17, 2018, by Yorktown’s
Planning Board. e approval resolution requires Audi to
comply with more than a dozen conditions governing light-
ing, parking and loading.

Rost thanked the town’s Planning Department for work-
ing with him on the expansion.

“It is not a cakewalk to get buildings and development
done in Yorktown, but there is a sense of partnership,” Rost

Town Supervisor Ilan Gilbert shared that sentiment. “It
feels like a family that’s expanding,” Gilbert said. “ ank you
for your commitment to the town. And the town, in turn, is
committed to you.”

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Thursday, July 18, 2019 Yorktown News – Page 5


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Public hearings on tree, solar laws adjourned

BY TRUDY WALZ At the end of separate public lar law needs more than that. the latter. “I believe that the reason why
CONTRIBUTING WRITER hearings on drafts of both laws, “What’s clear from tonight’s e board and other govern- we’re readdressing the tree law
they were adjourned. is because we need to nd that
An e ort to repeal and re- hearing is the board needs to go ing authorities have been vetting happy medium that both protects
place a 2016 law regulating the e tree law needs further back to the drawing board and both regulations for the past year the environment and also pro-
removal of trees and another to tweaking, the Town Board deter- consider how and where the town to iron out any con icts between tects the citizens’ rights and the
create regulations governing the mined at its work session Tues- should regulate large-scale solar them, considering their di erent property rights.”
installation of solar arrays met day, July 9, while, in the opinion farms,” Susan Siegel, a former goals, as well as redundancies and
the same fate last week. of Advocates for a Better York- town supervisor and member of con icts with laws already on the Director of Planning John
town, at least, the draft of the so- ABY, said during the hearing on books. While the creation and Tegeder opened the hearing by
review of the solar law has been presenting a general overview of
Westchester Broadway Theatre CHRISTMAS fairly straightforward—authored the proposed law and the process
IN JULYSHOP EARLY. SAVE BIG. by the town’s attorney and its undertaken to produce the docu-
director of planning—the tree ment in its nal form. Among
Everyone’s Favorite Savings Event Is Back! law has undergone revision after the main di erences between the
revision courtesy of its primary current law and the draft, he said,
Kick off your holiday shopping now and author, Linda Miller of the ABY, was introducing the concept of a
save big on everyone’s favorite holiday gift! and a committee formed in Oc- protected woodland.
tober to reach a consensus on
GIFT CERTIFICATES what should be included and/ When Roker asked how the
or required, from determining average homeowner would know
FOR TWO TO THE WBT thresholds for permitting to its whether they have a woodland or
administration and enforcement. a wetland, he said, “ ey should
B U Y 1 GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR TWO look through the law and make
TREE LAW a list of questions and then call
FOR A COMPLETE DINNER & SHOW AT WBT AT THE REGULAR PRICE Before opening the hearing whoever is administering the
law at the time,” evoking laugh-
G E T A 2 ND GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR TWO on the nal draft of the tree law, ter from Roker and some in the
council members shared some of audience.
1/2 P R I C E !FOR A COMPLETE DINNER & SHOW AT WBT FOR their thoughts.
“ at’s what’s going to take
That’s a Savings of $91 on an Evening Gift Certificate! “ e one thing that I’ve said place,” Tegeder said, “and that is
from the beginning, I’m not into what essentially happens with the
When you buy in July of 2019, your Gift Certificates taking away property rights, an laws. You read these laws, they’re
for Two are value protected from any price increases owner’s property rights,” Coun- very arcane and mundane and to
cilwoman Alice Roker said, understand them, you really need
through January 31, 2021, and offer a choice from speaking to one issue that has just a short conversation with
been raised at previous meetings. somebody that does it every day.”
10 MAINSTAGE MUSICALS “I’m a homeowner, so I wouldn’t
want mine taken away.” Richard Fon, chairman of the
and 18 Months of Special Entertainment Events! Planning Board, detailed its ob-
She also spoke to another con- jections in a memo it wrote on
Pre-Broadway New Musical IT HAPPENED ONE cern: the length of the proposed the proposed law. In it, the board
law. contended the mitigation is-
Christmas Eve sue might prove to “be onerous
“I think if you have a law that and cumbersome to the aver-
MT heusical SPECIAL EVENTS INCLUDE: you’re putting on the books, it age homeowner” and that other
St. Patrick's Celebration, Comedy Nights, should be understandable; it aspects could create confusion
Forever Motown, The Duprees, All-Star Doo should make sense and the town and result in unequal application
Wop Concerts, Glenn Miller Orchestra, should be able to, the various of permit requirements. It also
Tribute concerts to the Four Seasons, ABBA, boards should be able to admin- contends that the administration
Eagles, Billy Joel & Elton John, Country ister the law,” she said. “ ere would require “signi cant sta
Music, Buddy Holly, and so much more. shouldn’t be a law with a portion and board resources that are cur-
of it on the books but no one rently lacking.”
2ND CERTIFICATE MUST BE OF EQUAL VALUE. Both Gift Certificates must be pur- knows how you administer it, and
chased at the same time. Discount applies to Gift Certificates for Two only. Discount may not be I think that that’s a problem with But much of the hearing was
applied to previous or future purchases. Cannot be used with any other coupons or discounts. the older tree law and it might a recap of issues that have been
Gift Certificates not valid on Gold Star Performances. still be a problem in the current raised during previous discus-
law.” sions.
“I sort of echo the sentiments “ e major di erence be-
BOX OFFICE of Alice,” Councilman Ed Lach- tween this law and the current
terman said. “I’m a rm believer law is that this law actually lives
(914) 592-2222 in you own your property and up to its name and its intent by
what’s on your property. As long protecting woodland ecosystems
GROUP SALES LUXURY BOXES (914) 592--8730 as the law is not too onerous, as as well as individual trees, and I
long as the law is policeable,” he think that this is the signi cant
(914) 592-2225 would support it. important part of this law,” Mill-
er told the board. And she noted
The management reserves thTeherigmhatntoamgeamkeesnchterdeuselervoersprtohgerarmighchtatnogmesaifkreesqcuhireeddu. Alellosarlpersofignraal.mNochcaasnhgoerscirferdeitqcuairrderde.fAunlldssa.les final. No cash or credit card refunds. Town Supervisor Ilan Gilbert the bene ts of such protection,
said that at the previous evening’s such as maintaining a thriving
A Proud Sponsor of WBT Official Bank of WBT Planning Board meeting, resi- biodiversity and ensuring struc-
dents had asked what had trig- tural stability.
gered the e orts to overhaul the
tree law and create a solar law. John Kincart, a member of
the Planning Board, was among
e latter, he said, was triggered those who faulted the proposed
by parties interested in building law.
commercial solar farms.
“I think it’s going to create
As for the former, he said he confusion and I think it’s go-
believed that the law enacted in ing to create animosity among
2010 may have been too onerous
and the current law, enacted in SEE TREE/SOLAR PAGE 20
2016, removed some protections.

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e zero top reasons to mind e problem of
the mindfulness movement acculturation

Have you noticed because going once a day At the mag- can be. To demon-
that there’s a is too disruptive to the ni cent
whole cottage BRUCE weekly ow of life. moment MY strate her point, Dr.
industry of folks out THE BLOG of our birth we are PERSPECTIVE Benedict examined
there whose job they Ironically, the same in great depth two
productivity and mindful-

think it is to tell the BRUCE ness overlords warning introduced to the JAMES diverse cultures:
rest of us how to do APAR us away from our digital
our job—or how to get obsessions are themselves world as members MARTORANO the Dubuans of

of the human spe- Melanesia and the

through our day. If you obsessed with digits—the cies: homosapiens. Zunai Indians of

haven’t noticed it, as I numerical sort—in the However, within New Mexico.

have, then you must be headlines of their articles. minutes, our social conditioning e Dubuans inhabit a volcanic

too busy actually getting work done with- “27 Productivity Hacks for Super- begins. outcropping at the eastern end of

out their help. What were you thinking?! human Performance” is one I recently A speci c language is spoken to us. New Guinea. Right from birth, its

So, let me ll you in. You just gotta love spotted. It’s by Jari Roomer of Personal e programming of speci c feel- members are taught to value suspi-

these self-appointed purveyors of produc- Growth Lab. ings, values, ideas, group preferences, cion, distrust, secrecy, deceit, dishon-

tivity and merchants of mindfulness who Once upon a time, aspiring keyboard- and religious ideologies has begun. esty, and jealousy. For the Dubuans,

have so much free time on their hands ists were seduced by the irresistible rough a process of acculturation, existence is cutthroat, dominated by

that they lecture the rest of us on what promise of “How to Play Piano in 10 our short-lived undi erentiated fear and distrust. ese negative emo-

not to do with our precious time. No, we Easy Lessons.” Today, it’s “ e 3 Keys to humanness has now been replaced by tions are so e ective and thoroughly

don’t just gotta love them. We just gotta Becoming Irresistible,” by John Gorman, society’s classi cation system. indoctrinated into the population

tell them to mind their own mindfulness published on the website Medium. As our “acculturation” continues, that no individualistic deviation from

business. Or how about “21 Behaviors at we are no longer primarily human them was observed.

ese gurus all seem to work from Will Make You Brilliant at Creativity & but rather identify ourselves with In contrast, the Zuni Indians of

the same dog-eared playbook on how to Relationships,” by Benjamin Hardy, also more speci c groups. I am Irish, I New Mexico teach their o spring

manage and minimize that bane of 21st on Medium. am Dutch, I am French, etc. Eventu- to be secure, trusting, generous, and

century existence: digital diversions. And while we’re browsing Medium, ally our identity will encompass a set cooperative. In stark contrast with the

Chapter 1 says we need to not check let’s not forget “10 Habits of Unsuccess- of beliefs espoused by a particular Dubuans existence is viewed as a life

our email or text messages as often as we ful People You Don’t Want to Copy,” by religion, a political tradition and a a rming opportunity for growth and

do. Excuse me for a minute while I dou- Darius Foroux. (All of these are real.) geographic region. ful llment; not a time for con ict.

ble over gu awing. Stop checking texts For those who need virtual assistance to Not every byproduct of this evolu- e inescapable conclusion of

and emails every chance we get? Good keep themselves focused, you might want tion is bad. Our assigned social roles this and other similar studies is that

luck with that unsage piece of advice. to consider downloading Big Brother- allow society to function in an orderly who we are is determined largely by

You might as well tell a cat to not land like apps—RescueTime and Be Focused and e cient fashion. Given the con- our culture. Of course, we perceive

on its feet. are two—that peer over your shoulder to nes of society’s behavioral dictates, ourselves to be autonomous, self

You might as well tell a professional monitor how much time you are spend- we experience immense pressures to determined rational selves, thinking

athlete to not say, “We played real good,” ing (or wasting) on sundry tasks and on stay within the con nes of our roles. our own thoughts, making our own

instead of “We played real well.” stultifying social media pages. We become one with our societal, po- decisions, developing our own values,

You might as well tell a practicing bigot ere is a Medium article I saw months litical, ethnic and religious worldview. behaving as we wish to behave, but

to not be intolerant of what he chooses to ago whose author un-ironically exhorted By our teen years, we have already the reality is quite di erent. Conse-

not understand. readers to not spend too much time im- rmly digested a set of ideas, values, quently, many thinkers now believe

In other words, you might as well save mersed in productivity blogs like his, but myths, history, customs, traditions, as that the roles we play are virtual

your breath. instead spend the time getting to work well as a host of prejudices and some- prisons, albeit of our own invention.

Come to think of it, why do we check being productive. No joke. times even abhorrence for those not e power of acculturation is par-

our email so often? For the same sage rea- Since I’m referring you to these self- seen as being in our group or groups. ticularly alarming when you consider

son o ered by mountaineer George Leigh help articles and apps, does that mean my Even more alarming, this feeling of the fact that the lifeblood of a demo-

Mallory when asked why he wanted to above comments about ignoring produc- hatred is often the strongest bond cratically pluralistic society, like ours,

climb Mount Everest: “Because it’s there.” tivity and mindfulness hacks were a joke? shared by members of our group. depends upon a robust acknowledg-

We check messages so often because I don’t know, but feel free to consult One may ask: As rational individu- ment of the validity of those who do

they always are there, anew, a continuous my life coach for further insight. Not to als, aren’t we free to take from our not share our ethnicity, religion, race,

stream that washes over us. In the Pre- worry if you don’t hear back as quickly as culture that which we prefer and dis- politics or geography.

digitalic Age, we received mail once a day. you’d like: she checks her email only twice card what we recognize to be unde- ere is hope. In spite of the

Did we not check it once a day? a day. sirable? Don’t we possess inherently enormous in uence that our tradi-

A funny thing happened on the way human qualities such as generosity, tions exercise over our world view, we

to where we are today. e speed of life Bruce “ e Blog” Apar promotes local humor, and empathy, which trump are not powerless if we truly desire

changed. Our daily pace is at warp speed. businesses, organizations, events and people any cultural predispositions to the to break free of the shackles of our

Telling me not to check email whenev- through public relations agency APAR PR. contrary? Perhaps, but it’s not as easy particular cultural system. We have

er I darn well feel like it is like telling me He also is an actor, a community volunteer, as it sounds. the freedom to change. Although our

to not read the news online, but to wait and a contributor to several periodicals. Brilliant anthropologist Dr. Ruth task is a painful one as we risk the

for the next day’s paper to arrive. Follow him as Bruce e Blog on social Benedict, in her fascinating work, loss of our “roots,” the opportunities

It’s like telling the predigital me to media. Reach him at [email protected] or “Patterns of Culture,” chronicles how SEE MARTORANO PAGE 10

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Thursday, July 18, 2019 OPINION Yorktown News – Page 9

OP-ED Keep politics out of our parks

BY PATRICK CUMISKEY tablished that the Recreation Com- supervisor since Resolution No. 458 was expertise, listen to other’s opinions, and
GUEST WRITER repeatedly compromise to accomplish
mission was delegated certain “powers,” adopted as part of the town code, ever goals for all of the diverse groups within
I’ve read several articles and letters that Yorktown that bene t from our parks and
have been published in various local amongst which included “the complete had such “control” over this town’s parks recreational resources. Our collective skills
newspapers recently going back and sets, and our ability to work together as
forth regarding the “plan” for the parks and exclusive control, management, and and recreational assets to relinquish, as a team despite our political a liations, is
and recreational resources for the town of exactly what the 1968 Town Board was
Yorktown. But, with the most recent let- maintenance of all town owned or oper- Mr. Lachterman tries to contend. hoping for when it adopted Resolution
ter authored by Councilman Ed Lachter- No. 458.
man, I feel compelled to respond. ated playgrounds, recreational centers, Without apologies, myself and others
All that said, and to clear up all of this
First and foremost, Mr. Lachterman’s and recreational facilities together with on the commission have pushed back pandering, understand that a comprehen-
contention that Supervisor Ilan Gilbert sive inventory and determination of the
“immediately upon taking o ce, relin- the power to improve or make additions when members of the Town Board have needs at each of our facilities was indeed
quished all control of Parks and Rec- compiled with a collaborative e ort by
reation to the commission…” is just as to the same.” is same legislation limited overstepped their authority when trying the Parks and Recreation Department
erroneous as many of the statements that and several members of the Parks and
have been included in a good majority of the Town Board’s remaining control to to use the parks of this town for their Recreation Commission. A tentative
the previous articles and letters. budget for each of the needed repairs/
the nances (budget) of the Recreation own political gain, such as attempting upgrades was established, and a tentative
For the edi cation of my fellow plan developed to address each based on
Yorktown citizens, and apparently Commission, hiring of employees and to gain favor by providing resources to a the limited budgeted and agency funds
several current and prospective politi- available.
cians, understand that control over the appointment of commissioners, the power single group representing only their own
parks and recreational resources of this In his letter, Mr. Lachterman references
town has not been within the purview of to purchase new land for use as parks, and interest. Since then, rumors have per- the joint meeting held March 9, 2016
the Town Board since 1968. e Town between the Parks and Recreation Com-
Board at that time had the foresight to “general regulation which as the Town sisted that several Town Board members mission and the Planning Board, where
separate politics and management of the purportedly commissioners “grudgingly
town’s parks and recreational resources by Board may seem expedient and neces- were going to great e orts to attempt to admitted” that an inventory was needed.
creating the independent Parks and Rec-
reation Commission with Town Board sary.” disband the Parks and Recreation Com- is is a complete mischaracterization of
Resolution No. 458, which was unani- how the meeting was received by both the
mously adopted on Oct. 30, 1968. It is this latter item that some within mission so that the Town Board could Parks and Recreation Commission and

is resolution unambiguously es- the Town Board have tried to use to regain the control(s) currently empow- SEE CUMISKEY PAGE 10

shoehorn their in uence into the “control, ered to the commission. e volunteer

management, and maintenance” of the members of the Parks and Recreation

town’s parks and recreation resources, Commission include experts in the elds

whereas, in my opinion, this was intended of construction and construction manage-

to mean further resolutions that can only ment, contract negotiations, budgeting,

be adopted by the Town Board. navigating through the town’s codes/laws/

To relate this to today’s issues, it would departmental budgets, the innerworkings

pertain only to matters relating to such of our local sports clubs, as well as day-to-

things as banning dogs and/or smoking day management of Westchester County

from being allowed within our parks, and other Westchester towns’ parks and

which the Town Board solely has the recreational facilities.

authority to adopt into the Town Code. Despite our political di erences, and

In other words, neither Susan Siegel, many times di erence of opinions, unlike

Michael Grace, nor Ilan Gilbert, or any the Town Board, we have been able to

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CUMISKEY at’s above and beyond the construction of the MARTORANO
wonderful Granite Knolls facility that will remain
FROM PAGE 9 one of the most prestigious sports complex facilities FROM PAGE 8
in New York State for years to come.
the Planning Board. A preliminary inventory had o ered by the new “freedom” are immense. Our journey
already been completed (and presented to the Town Most of that has happened quietly and behind the begins with the recognition of the cultural patterns,
Board) prior to this meeting, and a follow-up inven- scenes as, like what members of our other boards and which have shaped our existence. Having done so we
tory and list of needed repairs was completed shortly commissions in this town do every day, we volun- can now place ourselves in a larger context, not dissimi-
thereafter this meeting. teer our time to help our community and not our lar to the one we occupied albeit ever so brie y at birth.
own political aspirations. As those who have taken While appreciating the fact that people can be accul-
As far as the Town Board doing “anything for the advantage of the opportunity to discuss their issues turated into any set of customs, beliefs and values and
parks,” I have a very simple response to that thought. in an open forum know, we meet on the rst urs- made to believe or even worship anything, we now can
If the politicians wish to be critical of the state of the day of every month, except July and August. If/when work toward an assessment of the ways our culture may
extensive inventory of parks and recreation resources required, special meetings are called to address any distort or accurately perceive reality. Once accessed, we
in our town, I need to ask them what their “plan” speci c concern/issue. can now make an intelligent decision as to the mores
would be to extend additional resources to address and beliefs we wish to embrace or discard.
these issues? Are they willing to raise taxes, take If anyone wants to know the real facts about our
on additional debt in the form of bonding, or cut parks and recreational facilities, or has any concerns Western political scientists have long worried about
other services out of the town’s budget to fund such with their town-owned neighborhood facilities, they acculturation as it relates to the survival of democra-
repairs? What about reallocating the signi cant are more than welcome to attend one of our meet- cies. ese concerns are not misplaced paranoia. A brief
additional funds obtained by providing the contin- ings to have their voices heard and their concerns review of history reveals the fragility of democratic
ued use of Legacy Fields for the ongoing gas line addressed. Our forefathers wanted it that way to societies. is becomes evident when we witness skillful
work back into the parks and recreation budget, as prevent exactly what has been happening this elec- tyrants exploiting the divisions among us for personal
the original funds have already allowed us to build a tion season from happening: individuals trying to gain. e roadmap to fascism is not a mystery to any-
sports complex that the town’s sports clubs are proud use these resources to target speci c groups in an one who understands the power and seductive allure of
to call “home eld”? attempt to get votes. hatred. Us versus them is the oldest battle cry humans
have ever uttered. Using the yardstick of sheer political
ose of us on the Parks and Recreation Com- Hearing statements such as that the tennis courts clout, love does not trump hate.
mission have the expertise to address every issue were only repaired because it was in the newspaper
in very short order with dedicated resources, as we recently is just ludicrous, and those who have attend- Recognizing our natural tendency toward fear and
have shown with Granite Knolls, but with the reality ed our meetings the last year and half know that the disdain for those di erent than ourselves, every presi-
check of the town’s other infrastructure and services letting of this work has been planned (and executed) dent, until recently, has observed the need to promote,
needs, we will continue to triage the current inven- well before anyone tried to use it for political gain. authentically or not, unifying themes. Our nation, after
tory and address issues as timely as possible as the all, was built on diversity, tolerance, and freedom. Today’s
Town Board sees t to make the funds available. Let’s stop the nonsense, and let us all just simply leader of the western world, however, has successfully
continue to enjoy the fruits of the hardworking Parks and exuberantly mined the deep reservoir of hatred and
e reality is that the current Parks and Recre- and Recreation Department’s labor this summer. Go fear of “the other.” Just as we can reject the pull of accul-
ation Commission, in tandem with the hardworking out and enjoy the parks, the pools, the sport facilities, turation in favor of a more pluralistic approach to life, so,
men and women of the Parks and Recreation De- and let’s keep the politics out of the parks as it has too, collectively we have the power as a nation to reject
partment, have accomplished a considerable amount been since 1968. the allure of hatred and divisiveness in favor of our more
of repairs, upgrades, and construction of new facili- traditional values of inclusiveness and yes even love.
ties that have won numerous awards and accolades Patrick Cumiskey has served on the Parks and
during the tenure of the last few town supervisors. Recreation Commission since December 2013. Which route we will take, only time will tell.

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Support for SEQRA process. town, YOUR town, Yorktown! Matt Slater understands that, dent he will be a voice for our

Yorktown’s Solar farms produce a sig- I was struck by Matt’s com- and at a public hearing regard- seniors.
ni cant amount of power and
passion and recognition for our ing the water rate increase of Having someone with his

solar law reduction of our carbon foot- seniors. We all know it is so 14 percent, he pointed out how experience, vision and kindness
print. In New York State, a
challenging to a ord to stay in this would impact the seniors of will be a nice change for York-

To the editor, 1MegaWatt system powers an Yorktown, especially on a xed Yorktown. e increase may only town.

I support the solar law as average of 164 homes. Accord- income. Our taxes continue to be nickels and dimes but it all Edwina Freyer-Rance

written. e rumors are false ing to the EPA, one acre of trees go up, utility rates continue to adds up. Yorktown

that the Planning Board can will sequester .85 metric tons of rise and our seniors are left to I look forward to Matt Slater’s SEE LETTERS PAGE 12
waive environmental regula-
CO2. A 10-acre parcel that is gure out how to pay for it all. leadership because I am con -

tions for an applicant for a solar completely forested will seques-

energy system and that the town ter 8.5 metric tons of CO2 per

collaborated with applicants in year. If that parcel hosts a 1 MW

writing the law. solar farm, which will require

ere was no collaboration only 3 acres of solar, the savings

between the town and any ap- in emissions from solar is 935

plicant in writing this law. e metric tons of CO2.

Planning Department and the We should not spend more

town attorney wrote the solar weeks or months in rewriting

law. is is the fourth draft. It what is a good law. ere are

was based on several laws in several solar companies actively

townships in New York that pursuing solar farms in York-

have solar energy projects. town. After 2019, the federal

e law does NOT give the tax rebates on renewable energy

ability to the Planning Board to projects will drop signi cantly

waive any existing environmental which will impact the ability for

regulations. e Planning Board these companies to go forward.

has the authority to give special We have a chance to make

permits, but applicants must Yorktown a climate leader in

comply with all requirements of New York. is law enables our

the town’s existing environmen- town to increase renewable en-

tal regulations. Additionally, in ergy in a meaningful way while

this law, landscaping, screening, following all existing town laws

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previously approved will be built on other portions of this quickly
The Carmel Aardvark Insurance office is merged with the Mahopac office shrinking lot. at’s problematic because the original building by
effective November 25, 2015. itself is too big and the lot too small to accommodate the needed
parking spots necessitating the granting of a variance authorizing a
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Tracy Christen Reimann What kind of bureaucratic “hocus pocus” will be performed to
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Grant awarded
to Yorktown

Community Nursery

Will be used to build ADA-
compliant walkways, entrances

A $15,000 grant has been programs for pre-schoolers since

awarded to Yorktown Commu- 1948 and, has been demonstrat-

nity Nursery School, enabling ing to their very involved parent

the 70-year-old non-pro t pre- body how to e ectively support

school to build walkways and the learning process. ey be-

entrances that are compliant lieve, as I do, that we are stron-

with the Americans with Dis- ger when everyone has an equal

abilities Act. opportunity to participate.”

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York State Senate. ery School is nonsectarian and PHOTO COURTESY OF SENATOR HARCKHAM’S OFFICE

“I’m happy that we could pro- non-pro t. State Sen. Pete Harckham; Maribeth Fay, director, Yorktown Community Nursery School; and Melissa
vide funding for the Yorktown “We would like to express our Tramaglini, board president, Yorktown Community Nursery School
Community Nursery School
sincerest thanks to Sen. Pete

that will be used to make it Hackham for his assistance in

more accessible for children and securing a grant that will allow project includes the installation school accessible for students enrich the lives of all children in

adults with di ering abilities,” our cooperative nursery school of a pathway from the road to and family members with dis- the community. Senator Harck-

said state Sen. Pete Harckham. to become ADA compliant,” the building and ramps from abilities. We are now truly able ham’s support is deeply appreci-

“ is community-run gem has said Maribeth Fay, director of the back door of the classrooms to uphold our mission of provid- ated by the board, sta and par-

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Auto and First Responder Show set for Sunday

e Yorktown Chamber of Commerce will host an Auto and First Responder Show 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the Kmart parking lot in Yorktown Heights.
Come see new cars, classic cars, hotrods, drag cars and motorcycles. ere will be live music, auto vendors, food and a beer garden, ra es and much more. ere will be
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Dkindoywo?u Sedan owners who suspect they might be part of a dying trucks.And GM won’t even be leading the pack in that regard,
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try insiders note that the production of sedans has been in percent) will be almost exclusively manufacturing some type
decline for about a decade. of truck or SUV. While trucks and SUVs might rst have
taken hold of the U.S. automotive market, other countries
According to LMC Automotive, which tracks the auto in- are now following suit. According to the automotive research
dustry, many auto manufacturers are responding to consumer
demand for taller vehicles by producing more trucks, SUVs rm JATO Dynamics, SUVs, including crossovers, accounted
and crossovers at the expense of sedans. In fact, LMC Au- for more than one in three cars sold across the globe in 2017.
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NASCAR and its fan history

Millions of racing enthusiasts tune in to watch their favorite NASCAR As NASCAR amassed its legions of fans, it also helped solidify the star

drivers every weekend. status of many drivers. Richard Petty, David Pearson, Dale Earnhardt Sr. (and

Whether lling the stands in person or watching on television, NASCAR later Junior), Jimmie Johnson and Je Gordon are just a few of the notable

fans are drawn to the action and the sport’s storied history. drivers who have torn up tracks. In 1998, amid 50th anniversary celebrations,

It is believed that what would ultimately evolve into car racing began during NASCAR put together a list of the organization’s 50 Greatest Drivers. Living

Prohibition times when “runners,” or those who delivered moonshine, souped members of the group were honored during pre-race festivities for the 1998

up their cars to evade federal tax agents. ese runners took pride in evading Daytona 500.

the law and would hold informal races to determine who had the fastest car and NASCAR has built its reputation not only on quality races, but also through

greatest racing chops. Eventually the need for smuggling booze waned, and car sponsorship. In the history of NASCAR, there have been only three naming

racing became a more respectable sport. rights partners: RJ Reynolds, Sprint/Nextel and Monster Energy, which took

On Feb. 21, 1948, the National Association for Stock Car racing was o cially the reins in 2017.

incorporated, although the rst o cial NASCAR race took place six days ose unfamiliar with NASCAR may think that the NASCAR season never

earlier. e sport would go on to be one of the most popular spectator activities ends. However, there is a de ned season. e race season, comprising 38 races,

in North America and is now a multibillion dollar industry. starts in February and ends in November. Races are conducted on privately

NASCAR owes its beginnings to mechanic and auto-repair shop owner owned race tracks, all of which are asphalt or concrete. Although NASCAR has

William “Bill” France Sr. of Washington, D.C. France became interested in southern roots, tracks were built in California and Las Vegas to tap into newer

racing after relocating to Daytona Beach, Fla., which he discovered was a hotbed audiences.

for racing enthusiasts. France involved himself in racing cars and promotion. NASCAR has been around for decades, and new stars and fans are made

France felt there should be a sanctioning body to govern the sport, so in 1947, each year.

he organized a meeting in Florida to discuss the future of stock car racing and

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Page 18 – Yorktown News AUTOMOTIVE Thursday, July 18, 2019

Yorktown Grange Car Show e eighth annual Yorktown
Grange Car Show and Antique
Tractor and Machine Expo was
held Sunday, June 23, at the Grange
Fairgrounds on Moseman Avenue.


Yorktown Lion Ed Miklaszewski with the ‘66 Ford Mustang raffle prize.


Lucy and Christine Cooper with
their dog, Pepper

Jack Alongi, of Cortlandt, brought
his 1967 Pontiac GTO to the
Yorktown Grange Car Show.


Yorktown local,
James Sullivan,
next to his bright

yellow, 1971



Pete Cordone and his grandson Mason, 3, put the excavator into
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Ro Mytych
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TREE/SOLAR in place as it currently exists.” requirement be raised to 10 acres, getting a 10 percent decrease in turn all of our neighborhoods
and lot coverage be reduced from their electric bill. is is a win for into quasi-residential and indus-
FROM PAGE 6 SOLAR LAW 80 percent to 60 percent. In ad- Yorktown.” trial sites? It will look like New
Noting the draft of the solar dition, the board declared that Jersey before we’re nished.”
neighbors,” he said. He also said projects in commercial zones Among a handful of dissent-
it would prove to be too onerous law was “more simplistic in its should only be allowed as an ac- ers was Paul Moskowitz, chair- Moskowitz and others also cit-
even for developers. writing and its length,” Tegeder cessory to a main use. man of the Yorktown Energy ed alternative locations for solar
detailed its requirements for Advisory Committee, who called arrays, such as in unused parking
“I do not believe the replace- small-scale arrays of solar panels Among the supporters of the attention to the sites under con- lots and on top of commercial
ment of the current law is war- and large-scale arrays. draft was Patty Peckham, who sideration by Clean Energy Col- car ports. Some also encouraged
ranted in any way,” said Joseph owns Arcadia Farm and would lective for commercial solar ar- the board to increase the kilowatt
Riina of Site Design Consul- Small-scale arrays would pro- like to install a solar array on a rays—Underhill Avenue, for one, threshold because it might limit
tants, whom Roker had asked at duce no more than 12 kilowatts part of her property that has fall- where he said 95 percent of its solar collection e ciency should
the last board meeting to review per hour of energy and applica- en into disuse. slopes are above 15 percent grade. the technology be improved.
the draft and return with com- tions would be administered by He also presented slides showing
ments on it from a professional’s the building inspector. Large- “ e economic reality is that the Underhill Avenue site and Several members of ABY
perspective. “First, I do not be- scale arrays, above that kilowatt land will be developed, but what another with a doctored portion spoke of that organization’s sup-
lieve that the trees, woodlands threshold, would be allowed in kind of development?” Peckham said to represent what the so- port for the law, albeit with some
or open space in this town are single-, two- and three-family asked. “Housing and commercial lar array would look like as seen reservations. Of those, Siegel
in jeopardy of being depleted or zones “provided they are properly buildings increase carbon emis- from a spot along Turkey Moun- suggested alternatives to the path
their health a ected…Secondly, and completely screened from sions and are a permanent land tain Trail. the Town Board was on.
there is a process in place where view,”Tegeder said. disruption.” Solar farms, on the
the impacts of development other hand, cause minimal land “What this law does by al- “ e board is basically rezon-
are responsibly reviewed by the Gilbert noted that the Plan- disruption and when decommis- lowing solar farms on each and ing the property from residential
various town boards and sta , in- ning Board feels the draft of the sioned, the land can be reverted every residential property in Yor- to commercial,” she contended.
cluding the removal of trees. is solar law “needs to be further re- back to its original use. ktown, as long as they meet the “So, some would say, you’re going
law is a duplication of that pro- searched and reviewed.” size requirement, is in fact you’re as far as ‘downzoning’ the prop-
cess and the extreme e orts put “As far as development choices rezoning the whole town and I erty…so why not call it like it is,
in by these professionals that are Among that board’s concerns go, solar is the environmental think that you’re passing the re- a rezoning, and go that route for
entrusted with doing what is best is the town’s inexperience with winner,” she said. “As far as eco- sponsibility of controlling the solar farms instead of an open-
for the town of Yorktown. I ask solar projects and it is urging the nomic bene ts go, clean energy consequences onto the Planning ended law that says any undevel-
the Town Board to leave the law board to review actual projects products are job creators and Board,” he said. “Do we want to oped residentially zoned parcel
and their impacts. It also recom- communities of solar farms are above a certain size can become
mends the minimum two-acre a commercial use?”

e board instead could create
a new zoning district or even an
“energy generation overlay zone
modeled after the existing ag-
ricultural overly zone,” she said.
And she urged the board to in-
volve residents in the process as it
retools the draft.

“Let’s work together to craft a
better law that’s consistent with
Yorktown’s goal,” she said.

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JV RENTAL e developer in April updated Leading the charge at the July idents did not oppose the project, let’s make the right decision for
the board about its progress in at- 2 meeting, Louise DeMarco read waving a handful of petitions to the right people.”

tempting to buy or secure an ease- into the record portions of an ex- prove her point. Gilbert said among the rst

Hill Boulevard and Lee Road is ment for a contiguous property to ecutive summary of the munici- Tony Grasso, a former council- orders of business in response to

“far from being a done deal.” augment the development’s pro- pality’s 2010 comprehensive plan man, didn’t share DeMarco’s sen- the application would be to com-

“We need a lot of concrete an- posed single access,which has been to illustrate the proposed develop- timents, focusing instead on the mission an independent tra c

swers before we make a decision,” deemed inadequate. e board also ment’s shortcomings, from a de- bene ts of the project. study, possibly at the developer’s

Supervisor Ilan Gilbert said right heard from Diversi ed’s tra c ex- sire to “continue to be primarily a “Am I in favor of this type of expense. He also pointed out that

after the board closed the courtesy pert, who suggested the developer low-density community of single housing?” he asked rhetorically. Diversi ed representatives “indi-

of the oor portion of its meeting would be willing to contribute to family homes with strong neigh- “With 15 grandchildren, all grad- cated that they had constructed

on Tuesday, July 2. the cost of installing a tra c signal borhoods that have a balance of uated from college with great jobs, close to 2,000 of these units over a

Diversi ed Properties LLC has at East Main and Lee. developed areas and open space” they would love to come home to period of 20 or 30 years.” Particu-

set its sights on the single-family- e installation of one signal to protecting quality of life on lo- Yorktown. Guess what? ere’s no larly in regard to the number of

zoned property for the construc- will not be enough, opponents cal streets and in neighborhoods place for them to go. What do we school-age children such a devel-

tion of 11 two-story buildings contend, with some predicting as with “low volumes and speeds and owe these kids? Do we owe them opment would generate, he said,

with one- and two-bedroom units. many as ve may be needed. Pres- minimal truck tra c.” something? ere’s an old saying, “We need answers and some of

To do so, the board must rst ap- ervation of open space and the DeMarco also disputed a claim ‘I’m here now; I don’t want any- those answers may have to come

prove its application to rezone the quality of life it a ords is another made at the June 18 meeting that body else.’Well, we have to look from the history” of Diversi ed’s

parcel for multifamily housing. driver of some residents’ angst. a majority of Je erson Village res- beyond that, way beyond that, and existing developments.

“It could be that this develop-

ment may save us tax money, or it

may cost us tax money, but I’d like

the answers before we make a de-

cision,” he said.

Councilman Tom Diana said

he was “alarmed” when told the

development would generate only

a dozen or so school-aged chil-


“Don’t insult my intelligence,

OK? You have 100 two-bed-

rooms, you’re going to have at

least 50,” he said, adding that the

board needed “an honest interpre-

tation of the facts,” which would

require “research by this board.”

“We want to know what the

history is”of similar developments

by Diversi ed in other communi-

ties, Councilwoman Alice Roker


Councilman Ed Lachterman

cautioned against comparing ap-

ples to oranges: “You need to nd

one of these in a community with

a school system rated like ours,

because our school system is de -

nitely a draw.”

Gilbert said the board also

could ask Diversi ed to provide

shuttles to the train stations as is

done in similar developments in

Queens and Croton.

“ at could be the aim to guar-

antee a particular audience that

they would have for these apart-

ments,” he said, referring to mil-


At this point, Highway Super-

intendent Dave Paganelli asked to

speak on the issue.

“We have tra c problems up

there,” Paganelli said, estimating

that during peak hours on East

Main Street, “80 percent of the

tra c on that road is from Put-

nam Valley.”

“ ose are not our residents

that are using that road. It’s a

major issue. It’s a very dangerous

road; there are blind corners.”

Paganelli said he applauded the

914-962-6402 board for its willingness to hire
an independent tra c consultant,

dismissing applicants’ experts in

[email protected] such matters.
“ ey’re paid by the person (ap-

plicant) to make the facts look the

way they look,” he said. “ ings

are very exible in that world.”

Thursday, July 18, 2019 Yorktown News – Page 23

McDonnell ignites Huskers to first victory

Ettere leads Lakeland Gold to win

BY MIKE SABINI league is just fun. I enjoy being Yorktown’s
CONTRIBUTING WRITER with my teammates and having a Kelsey
good time.” McDonnell
Yorktown rising senior controls under
forward/center mid elder Kelsey Lakeland Gold (2-0) also pressure.
McDonnell (3G, 2A) ignited the defeated Ossining 10-0 on July 8,
paced by Frankie Fava (4G), Mia

Huskers to a 5-2 victory against Smith (2G), Raquel Nieves (2G),

Putnam Valley on July 10, in the Emma Ryan (1G), Bella Basulto

varsity division of the Hudson (1G) and Erin Daly (1A).

Valley Summer Field Hockey Lakeland Green tied RGV 3-3

League, at Lakeland High School, on July 11, led by MacKenzie Orf

where all league games are played. (2G), Gabby Al nito (1G) and

“I was excited to come back,” Celeste Pagliaroli (4 saves).

McDonnell said.“It’s my rst time Orf (4G), Fon (1G, 3A), Ettere

playing eld hockey since last year (2G, 1A), Smith (2G, 1A), Nancy

and I was just having fun tonight Pagliaroli (1G) and Celeste

with the team to get back at it.” Pagliaroli (2 saves) led Lakeland

After a scoreless rst half, Green to a 10-2 triumph against

the game was tied at 2-2 before Mahopac in a July 10 contest.

Yorktown scored the nal three Lakeland Green (4-0-1)

goals of the contest. blanked John Jay-Cross River 8-0

“We didn’t want to lose,” on July 8, led by Ettere (3G), Daly

McDonnell said. “First game, all (3G),Fava (1G,2A) and Fon (1G).

together, and we are just trying to Valerie Perkins (5G), Emily

make our coaches proud and show Kness (1G), Dana Bozek (1G),

other teams what we could do this Cara O’Shea (1G), Victoria Lakeland
year so we put it in the goal.” McGee (1G), Grace Fitzgerald Kierra Ettere
goes in for
Standing out in goal was (1G) and Maeve Dineen-Herzog the steal
Yorktown’s Addy Araneo, who (4 saves) catapulted HV Xtreme Somers’
Isabella Del
made 19 saves to secure the (3-0) to a 10-4 win against Vecchio.

Huskers’ rst summer-league Hudson Valley on July 11 in the Lakeland Gold’s
goalie Celeste
victory. open division. Yorktown’s Pagliaroli keeps the
“She’s awesome,” McDonnell Ettere (1G), Fon (1G), Sophia Ellie ball out of the goal.
said of Araneo.“We just all support Schoonmaker (1G), Bella Pugliese passes. PHOTOS: DEENA BELL
each other and she’s just sick in the (1G), and Celeste Pagliaroli (16

goal. She nds everything. She’s saves) led Hudson Valley (1-2).

been getting really, really good and Jessica Ascencao (2G, 1A) and

we are really happy for her.” Alexa Ryan (2G) paced Goal

Melina Iavarone (1G, 1A) Diggers (1-1) to a 4-2 win against

and Ellie O’Donnell (1G) also Hudson Valley on July 8, with

produced for Yorktown (1-1) Hudson Valley led by Krista Dietz

against Putnam Valley. (2G) and Amanda Cimillo (8

Lakeland Gold (2-0) rolled to saves).

a 10-1 triumph over Somers in a HV Xtreme began the week

July 10 contest. with a 10-0 victory over

Keirra Ettere (3G, 1A), Emma Extra Innings on July 8,

Fon (3G), Mia Smith (2G, 1A), paced by McGee (4G),

Raquel Nieves (1G, 1A), Emma Bozek (3G), Shannon Lakeland
Ryan (1G), Bella Basulto (1A) Scavelli (1G, 1A), Gold’s
and Celeste Pagliaroli (7 saves) Kristina Davies (1G), Katelyn
propelled Lakeland Gold to the Elisa Arcara (1G) and Cerrato
victory against the Tuskers. Dineen-Herzog (1 controls.

“We had really good save).

communication,”Ettere said.“Our Jess Conklin

through balls and our rst touches garnered 11 saves for

toward the goal really helped us be Extra Innings.

successful.” John Jay-Cross River

Ettere has so far played for JV defeated Hornets

Lakeland Gold and Lakeland II JV 7-3 in the JV/

Green, in addition to the open Modi ed division on

division’s Hudson Valley squad. July 8.

“It feels good to be playing with Anna Lemma (1G),

each other, helping each other out Shauna O’Callaghan

when people can’t make it or just (1G), Al nito (1G),

need people,” Ettere said. “It also Basulto (1A) and

helps me individually, too. I love Dineen-Herzog (7

playing the games, so dedicating a saves) led Hornets II JV

few nights a week to the summer (1-1).

Page 24 – Yorktown News SPORTS Thursday, July 18, 2019

Francese coaches Huskers to two wins

Lakeland girls clinch rst in summer league


Yorktown’s all-time leading

goal scorer in girls soccer, Alyssa

Francese, a rising junior at Stony

Brook University, spent the last

week coaching the Huskers to

two wins in summer-league ac-

tion at Walter Panas.

e latter of those wins was

a 1-0 triumph against Putnam

Valley on July 10, with Julianna

Vano scoring and Caitlin Ward

registering the assist in the

opening half.

“ e experience meant a

lot,” Francese said of coach-

ing summer league. “It was re-

ally great to come back and be

part of Yorktown soccer in any

way possible. Getting a chance

to coach and step in and see Lakeland’s Ava Pagliaro takes a shot on goal.

the new group of young talent

coming up was really nice. is

group of girls coming up work

hard. ey want to win so I am

excited to see where they will


Yorktown (4-1) also defeated

Beacon 4-0 at Panas two nights

earlier, breaking a scoreless half-

time tie with four second-half

goals, by Vano, Emily Ward, Iva

Chee and Alyssa Perrino.

Huskers’ Erisa Krasniqi Alyssa Francese coaches the Huskers.
(three rst-half saves) and

Emma Stensrud (two second-

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against the Bulldogs. create more chances as well as coach one day.

“ ey played well,” said Fran- stay packed in defensively. e “It helps me tre-

cese, who holds the Yorktown players quickly understood their mendously,” Fran-

record for goals in a career (96) new roles and where they had to cese said. “Just com-

and a season (37). “We tested be in certain situations.” ing out here for two

out a new formation from what e experience of coaching in games, I just know PHOTOS: DEENA BELL

they haven’t played. We actu- summer league turned out to be I love doing it and Yorktown’s Sophia Stallone keeps the ball out of danger.

ally played in that 4-3-3 and an invaluable one for Francese, I can’t wait to move

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see how much further we can We have no one we are trying soccer players,” Sullivan said

advance. We are in a 4-3-3 so to hide the ball from out there. of the team’s summer success.

having some key wingers will So, it’s good to keep them all in- “ ey all played on di er-

help me out as a center.” volved and play more as a team ent club teams in the spring

Lakeland clinched rst place than individuals.” and they have improved some.

visit to learn more or call 877-285-7973 in summer league with a 5-1 Lakeland’s possessing of the Hopefully, it’s going to carry

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Thursday, July 18, 2019 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 25

Soccer college showcase camp set for Lakeland

BY MIKE SABINI SUNY-Brockport until 2000. “feedback from last year was and our area,” Hourahan said. “Last fall Lakeland
CONTRIBUTING WRITER e last two portions of each still is really o the charts.” Section 1 produced six big schools coach Tim
All-State players and ve of them Hourahan
e 2nd annual Hudson Valley camp day will have players e showcase will include attended the game.We also had one
College Showcase will be held at competing against each other in 66 players attending from three player awarded as an NSCAA All- FILE PHOTO/
Lakeland High School ursday, both small sided (5x5 plus keepers) sections, seven counties and 33 American (Fecci) and he was at the DEENA BELL
July 18 through Saturday July 20, and full 11 a side games with a di erent high-school programs, camp too. Other ID players went
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. three-man referee crew. including one player who will drive on to sign with Division 1 college is year’s showcase also has
from Long Island to attend it. programs in the Big East and personal meaning for Hourahan.
Lakeland boys soccer coach Tim “I will make rosters and post the MAC. So the level of players
Hourahan, who is the founder and them each day for our players so “ is region of New York from the rst year of the camp has “When I got to Brockport in
director of the showcase, is very they know who they will be playing continues to develop soccer players without question set this ID camp ’96, Gary LaPietra was also in his
excited about it. with at the end of the day and as who can play at the highest levels up for many years to come.”
important as those training sessions and all we needed was to get all rst year coaching college soccer,”
“I’ve been coaching soccer for a are, what the college coaches really of our players on one eld at one Hourahan said.“He is still the head
long time now in this area, but this want to see is the players in our showcase to draw a large college coach at SUNY-Brockport and
ID ( identi cation) camp may be region put into games and evaluate coaching contingency,” said probably what I am most excited
the proudest thing I have been able them that way,”Hourahan said. Hourahan, whose conversations for about this year’s camp is to have
to be a part of,”said Hourahan,who with Somers coach Brian Lanzetta my old boss, who claimed another
is entering his 15th year coaching Hourahan said that a few extra and Mamaroneck coach Rich SUNYAC title last fall, down to
the Hornets this fall. portions of the camp will include Becker is how the showcase was Lakeland to run a day of this camp.”
a recruiting seminar given by a Yale formulated.
Coaches from SUNY assistant coach and an all-star game
Plattsburgh will be running the to conclude the camp where the e showcase in its rst year
session on July 18; Marist College coaches will identify the top 30 or saw 20 players nd a college,
coaches will do the same thing so players to play in that nal game. including local players Noah
on July 19 and the following day Kemp (Lakeland, Trinity College),
coaches from 2018 SUNYAC Coaches attending the event Rocky Bujaj (Yorktown, SUNY-
champion SUNY Brockport will will include those from Division 1, Plattsburgh), Sergio Spiniello
run it. Division 2, Division 3, and junior- (Yorktown, West Conn.), James
college, coming from all over the D’Alessio (Yorktown, SUNY Poly),
“It is important for our current northeast. Lucas Fecci (Somers,Oneonta) and
high school players to get a feel for Gonzalo Zarranz (Walter Panas,
what a college training session looks ere will be 41 colleges Hunter).
and feels like, as in every sport, the representing 21 di erent college
overall speed of the game required conferences with the SUNYAC’s “I know without a doubt the level
physically and mentally increases bringing eight of their coaches, of player we attracted last year is a
at each level of play you go up,” according to Hourahan, at press big factor in how well this camp is
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Lakeland’s Gashi ties Yorktown
First place Huskers beat Somers

BY MIKE SABINI Hernandez, to tie visiting Yor- nice to get a tie.”

CONTRIBUTING WRITER ktown 1-1 in boys soccer sum- Overall, Gashi thought his

mer-league action on July 9. team did a solid job.

Lakeland rising senior left “It was a close call,” Gashi “I think we played well,”

wing/center forward Genti said. “Yorktown’s our rival so it Gashi said. “We have some

Gashi scored late in the second felt really good to tie the game. stu to work on but overall it

half o an assist from Bobby Wish we could’ve won but it felt was just a good game.”

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Thursday, July 18, 2019 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE Yorktown News – Page 29

Local real estate agent receives national industry award

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you change your name, you may want to ries listed on your retirement and/or life provides authority for someone to make to start planning for your future and she
also restructure your bank accounts and insurance accounts, but you may have a enjoys working with individuals and families
create joint bank accounts. Aside from a di erent individual, such as your parent nancial decisions for you in the event to ensure that their estate and long-term-
pure convenience perspective, having a or sibling. It is important to review these care plan best suits their needs. Ms. Enea
joint bank account with your signi cant bene ciary designation forms and update you cannot make them for yourself. It received a B.S. in Business Management
other could avoid an administration or them to list your spouse as your primary from Quinnipiac University graduating
probate proceeding in the event of one bene ciary. While you are at it, make is important to discuss these documents Magna Cum Laude and a J.D. from the Pace
spouse’s death and it also allows for open sure you discuss these accounts with your University School of Law graduating Summa
communication and nancial transparen- spouse so that you are both aware of the with your spouse and have a trust and Cum Laude. She is admitted to practice law
cy within your new marriage. Of course, accounts each has and who the named in New York and Florida. She can be reached
bene ciaries are. estates attorney draft documents that at 914-948-1500.

4. Execute your advanced directives: re ect each of your wishes. Often times

spouses will act as each other’s health care

proxy agent and power of attorney. I also

recommend appointing a successor in the

event your spouse cannot act for you.

5. Update your real property owner-

ship: Often times a newly married couple

may have purchased real property prior to

their marriage. If property was purchased

prior to marriage, you will want to ensure

that the property title is changed to re-

ect that you and your spouse own the

property as “joint tenants with rights of

survivorship” or as “tenants by the en-

LEGALS Westchester. SSNY designated of NY (SSNY) on 4/26/2019. LLC FORMATION NOTICE upon whom process against it
as agent of the LLC upon County: Westchester. SSNY Notice of Formation of may be served. SSNY shall mail

whom process against it may be designated agent upon whom Gnobby Gnome LLC. Art. process to: Gnobby Gnome

(SSNY) 6/12/2019. Cty: served. SSNY shall mail process process against may be served Of Org. led with SSNY on LLC, 738 South Street #2521,

Westchester.SSNY agent to: 54 James Street, Ossining & shall mail to 57 Croton Ave., 5/30/2019. O ce Location: Peekskill, NY 10566. Purpose:

upon whom process against may NY 10562. Purpose: any lawful Ossining, NY 10562. General Westchester County. SSNY any lawful purpose.

be served & shall mail process to purpose. Purpose. designated as agent of the LLC

c/o Louis F. Lanza, 28 Reynolds

Ln., Buchanan, NY 10511. Kentbridge Consulting LLC,

General Purpose. Articles of Org. led with the

6/25/2019. County: Westchester.

10 Hamilton Avenue LLC, SSNY designated agent upon

Arts of Org. led with Sec. of whom process against may be GROW BIGGER

State of NY (SSNY) 5/30/2019. served & shall mail to Law LIVE BETTER
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as agent upon whom process Oak Avenue, Ste. 4B, Tuckahoe,

against may be served & shall NY 10707. General Purpose.

mail process to Jay B. Hashmall, LLC FORMATION NOTICE
Esq., 399 Knollwood Rd., Ste.

220, White Plains, NY 10598. Notice of formation of CAD

General Purpose. Action LLC. Articles of Org.

LLC FORMATION NOTICE led with NY Secretary of State
(NS) on 04/18/2019. O ce

JLJK Food and Beverage,LLC, location: Westchester County.

Arts of Org. led with Sec. of United States Corporation

State of NY (SSNY) 6/5/2019. Agents, designated as

Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom

agent upon whom process against process may be served. NS shall

may be served & shall mail mail copy of process to United

process to 1163-65 Pleasantville States Corporation Agents, INC. HUDSON BARTER EXCHANGE
Rd., Briarcli Manor, NY 10510. at 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202,

General Purpose. Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose is

Notice of Formation of LLC FORMATION NOTICE 914.372.7155
Washington and Monteith LLC. 68 Dimond Avenue
Art. Of Org. led with SSNY on Associates, LLC, Articles of

April 7th, 2019. O ce Location: Org. led with the Sec. of State

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