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Jack Martin develops following
through video games
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER name “MamaWigg.”
“My kid’s happy,”
Ever since Pong popularized
home video-game consoles four Donna said. “Why
decades ago, many parents have
been trying to get their kids to wouldn’t I support
put the controllers down, go
outside, and make friends. him?”
Donna Martin, however, al- Martin and
ways encouraged her son to keep
playing. other video
With the support of friends game stream-
and family, Jack Martin has
not only made a career out of ers, as they are Jack Martin, aka NiceWigg, broadcasts himself
playing video games, he’s made playing Apex Legends on Thursday, July 25.
thousands of friends along the called, draw
way. SCREENSHOT: TWITCH.TV/NICEWIGG
Known by his online alias
“NiceWigg,” the 22-year-old from Twitch. As
Yorktown resident broadcasts
himself playing his favorite of last week, the would pull “Fortnite” pits gamers against to the people that are in your
video games while interacting in each other in a battle royale for- stream,” Martin said. “Because
real time with his followers, of Amazon-owned in around mat until one man or team is left you’re there for the majority of
which has 64,000-plus. standing. your day with these people.”
video platform $3,500 per
Perhaps his most dedicated Martin’s video game of choice In that respect, Martin said, it
follower is his mother, who was the 25th most month. is called “Apex Legends,” also a becomes more of a community
watches the broadcasts almost battle royale game. than a fan base.
nightly and chats under the popular website in Gamers can
In addition to being a skillful “If you’re a streamer and you
the world, per the Alexa also earn money gamer, Martin’s infectiously pos- have a certain personality, or a
itive personality has gone a long certain humor, your chat will
Tra c Rank. Jack Martin by signing con- way toward developing a strong generally have that same hu-
How much money tracts with or- following. During his marathon mor,” Martin said. “And we wel-
PHOTO COURTESY ganizations and, streaming sessions, which may come all [people] who enjoy that
streamers earn depends OF JACK MARTIN as golfers and last anywhere from six to 12 same thing to come and talk. It’s
on how popular their hours, followers can chat with super positive. It’s so much fun.”
Martin as he plays.
Twitch channels are. ough fol- tennis players do, by winning SEE MARTIN PAGE 3
“ at’s why you get so close
lowing a streamer is free, fans can tournaments. is past weekend,
unlock more features through a for example, a 16-year-old from
$5 monthly subscription. Tak- Pennsylvania took home $3 mil-
ing the long end of a 70-30 split lion by winning the “Fortnite”
with Twitch, a streamer with World Cup. Perhaps the most
1,000 subscribers, for example, popular video game in America,
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The Staff Sex offender moves to Yorktown
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MARTIN “I’ll be competing for a gold cared about. Paying my rent and He now hopes that he can have dise, or even creating their own
FROM PAGE 1
medal with Counter Logic streaming.” that e ect on other people. esports organizations.
Gaming,” Martin said. “It’s in- rough a combination of “ e only thing I don’t wel- “If this takes the right turn
X GAMES credible.” luck and skill, Martin started to come is negativity. You have to and creates longevity for me, I
But entertainment is only one impress the right people. stay positive in my chat,” Mar- would like to stay and keep go-
side to being a gamer. Martin BEGINNINGS Dizzy, a 19-year-old named tin said. “I want them to come ing,” he said.
also plays professionally with his A year ago, the idea of com- Coby Meadows, was so im- to my chat and be greeted with Nothing would make his
team, Counter Logic Gaming peting for a gold medal at the pressed by Martin, that he positivity, encouragement and mom happier.
(CLG). X Games was inconceivable to “hosted” Martin’s stream on happiness.” “He’s humble. He’s good to
On Friday (Aug. 2), he will Martin, who was working as a his own channel. In e ect, that What also makes Martin so people. He doesn’t judge,” Don-
compete against the best “Apex physical trainer at an Equinox means all of Dizzy’s viewers— popular, he suspects, is his excit- na said. “We are beyond happy
Legends” players in the world at gym in New York City. some 12,000 of them—were in- able nature. for him.”
the X Games in Minneapolis. An avid video game player for troduced to Martin and watched “A lot of people who stream For parents who might still be
Typically known for show- much of his life, Martin’s friends him play. games are more calm, collected, skeptical of their son or daugh-
casing skateboarding, BMX encouraged him to join Twitch Slowly but surely, that expo- cool,” Martin said. When he ter’s video game playing, Martin
bike racing, and other “extreme” and start broadcasting. sure allowed Martin to develop wins a game, however, “I scream has a message for them.
sports, the X Games made its rst “I would go home from like a following of his own. and I kind of go crazy. I think “I know there are a lot of par-
foray into competitive gaming, 14-hour days at my other job “More and more people kept a lot of people like that I bring ents out there, a lot of people
also known as esports, in 2016, and stream for 3 to 4 hours,” coming back and it’s a lot of a more sports-like aspect to a from Yorktown, speci cally, that
when it hosted a “Halo” tourna- Martin said. thanks to him,” Martin said. video game.” are super-supportive of what I’m
ment. After a two-year hiatus, A dispute with a co-worker, Martin, who had dreams of doing. But also, there are a lot of
this weekend’s “Apex Legends” however, would be the push he ‘POSITIVITY AND LOVE’ becoming a re ghter, said that people who don’t understand the
tournament will mark the return needed to start streaming full- In addition to making a living, career path is still a possibility. gaming community in general,”
of esports at the X Games. time. ough he lost his job at Martin said, streaming is an out- However, for now, he’s going to he said. “I would like for them
Martin will compete at U.S. Equinox, Martin could now fully let for him to “spread positivity pursue gaming as a career. to research it a little more and
Bank Stadium, the home of the dedicate himself to video games. and love.” e most successful gamers, know that this isn’t just some
Minnesota Vikings, which will “I had enough money saved During the low points in his he said, learn how to capitalize hobby that your kids or your
be transformed into an esports up for like two months of rent,” life, Martin lifted his spirits by on their popularity by marketing friends are doing. ey can turn
arena. Martin said. “ at’s all I really watching streamers on Twitch. themselves, creating merchan- this into so much more.”
At the top of his Craft
Ben Franklin hires news principal
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER day, Craft is still acclimating himself with the district
EDITOR and its sta . However, things are o to a good start.
“Right from the beginning, everyone that I’ve met,
For the rst time in almost two decades, Ben Frank- everyone I’ve ever been introduced to—sta and some
lin Elementary School has a new leader. of the students—it’s really just a positive culture,”
Kenneth Craft, a 52-year-old from Northport, L.I., Craft said. “ at really stands out to me the most.”
was appointed the school’s principal by the Lakeland e foundation laid down by his predecessor mesh-
Board of Education on ursday, July 11. e job had es well with Craft’s beliefs as an educator.
been held for 18 years by Patricia McIlvenny-Moore, “I’m a big believer in the whole-child philosophy
who stepped down in June. with students and the necessity to support their social
Craft has spent more than two decades working in and emotional growth and development,” Craft said.
Long Island schools, the last eight as an administra- Focusing on character and making school a positive
tor. Most recently, he was principal of Manor Oaks environment, he said, will help students “succeed aca-
School in New Hyde Park. demically and really reach their potential.”
Long an admirer of the Hudson Valley, Craft Craft will earn $150,000 a year, according to the
jumped at the opportunity to put down roots here resolution approved by the school board.
when McIlvenny-Moore retired.
“Lakeland has a great reputation and I put my hat Kenneth Craft, principal of
in the ring,” Craft said. Ben Franklin Elementary School
Having worked in Lakeland only since last Wednes- PHOTO COURTESY OF KENNETH CRAFT
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Yorktown loses top parks and rec ofﬁcials
BY TOM BARTLEY talented people in this town,” an assistant superintendent the not to be properly compensated,” missed a beat in terms of program-
CONTRIBUTING WRITER Supervisor Ilan Gilbert said in past two years, separately jumped Grace declared in addressing a ming and all that type of thing.”
an interview last week, “and we ship only weeks apart to jobs that Town Board meeting in Decem-
Perennially tight sted when don’t want to lose them to other each pay about $120,000 a year. ber 2012. Instead, most of them Still, the town is already mov-
paying hired hands, the Town towns and municipalities if we “are signi cantly underpaid for ing to ll the vacant positions—
Board will consider loosening can avoid it.” Installed as North Castle’s rec what they do, and especially in and, the supervisor said, poten-
those purse strings after nearby chief in June, Orlowski saw his comparison with like commu- tially Yorktown could be o ering
towns o ering substantially Both Todd Orlowski—for 16 salary jump some $17,000 a year nities,” he said. Grace vowed to a more-attractive compensation
higher salaries lured away two of years a key gure in the Depart- over the roughly $103,000 he remedy what he called the “un- structure. Candidates are being
Yorktown’s top rec o cials. ment of Parks and Recreation, earned as Yorktown superinten- conscionable” inaction on salaries told that “we are looking at an
including the last three as super- dent. Soi, for his part, did even of his immediate predecessors. adjusted salary rather than the
“We have a lot of good and intendent—and Christopher Soi, better. Hired this month to over- one that Todd was making,” Gil-
see Bedford’s playgrounds, his Gilbert sounded a similar note bert said. e exact compensation
CREATING CUSTOMERS FOR LIFE salary will jump almost $30,000 in talking last week with York- would vary, he said, “depend-
over the $91,000 he was being town News. Saying the board is ing on the candidate, what their
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• Generators • All of higher salaries and what could be of the salary structure last budget viewed at least one candidate
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als would oversee them. Instead, intendent in 2010. But in 2016
Criticism of Yorktown’s com- Assistant Superintendent Kyle he got a $23,000 raise—from
pensation is nothing new—or $92,000 a year to $115,000—by
con ned to a single political party. ornton will be the sole remain- taking his skills to Peekskill.
ing member of that leadership
e man Gilbert, a Democrat, de- once Soi exits, probably tomor- Money, of course, is not always
posed as supervisor in November row (Aug. 2). the incentive behind somebody’s
2017, Republican Michael Grace, move. In 2016, when Yorktown’s
similarly saw the pay scale lagging Asked how Yorktown’s slate of $106,000-a-year building inspec-
behind other municipalities. summer-recreation activities is far- tor since 2011, John Winter, went
ing in the wake of the dual resigna- to Bedford, he took a pay cut, to
“Our department heads work tions, Gilbert insisted, “We haven’t $95,000, to become that town’s
tirelessly and it is unfair for them assistant building inspector.
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Town moves ahead with expansion of sewer district
BY TRUDY WALZ were discovered during excavation work. study as well as a compliance plan to meet new phos-
CONTRIBUTING WRITER “Upon further investigation, there was some contami- phorous discharge limits (from 0.2 mg/L to 0.1 mg/L)
and a “temperature action limit” of 70 degrees, which
e Town Board two weeks ago approved two reso- nated soil, which was dug out of the ground and stock- the resolution states the town exceeds during the sum-
lutions and adjourned action on another in connection piled on site,” Quinn said. “We’re looking to remove the mer.
with its plans to expand the Hallocks Mill Sewer Dis- contaminated material that’s stockpiled on the site.”
trict. As to the variance, Quinn said, “Until we start seeing
In response to questions from the board, Quinn said our ows subside over time, we’re going to need that
e board has been moving toward that expansion in the fuel was petroleum-based, “so it hasn’t migrated o increase sooner rather than later.”
an e ort to meet New York City’s directive to reduce the site.”
phosphorous in stormwater runo entering its drinking Quinn said Tighe & Bond “really specialize in treat-
water at the Croton Reservoir. Under the rst phase of When the contamination was discovered, Quinn said, ment plant ows in the 1 to 3 million gallons-per-day
the project, the engineering department is proceeding the engineering department had two options: leave it in range; they have operations experience” and were re-
with work to tie homes that rely on septic systems into place undisturbed and reroute the trenching or “identify cently hired to investigate cracks in some of the tank
the municipal system. is $14.3 million phase covers all of it and get rid of it.” walls.
315 parcels: 220 in the Birch Street Sub-Area, 69 par-
cels in the Sparkle Lake Sub-Area and 26 parcels in the “And we made that policy decision,” he said. “We’d “We asked them for a proposal to help with the DEP
Sunrise Street Sub-Area. rather clean the site.” variance,” he said. “I just felt like the numbers that this
e town anticipates receiving a $10 million grant Under further questioning, Quinn estimated up to 60 rm was o ering was the best value for the town.”
from the New York City Department of Environmen- tons of material needed to be removed, or “two dump “Can I see a copy of the numbers you got from other
tal Protection’s Watershed Improvement Fund for the trucks.” rms?” Roker asked.
work, and one of the resolutions unanimously approved When Quinn said he had a proposal from another
at the board’s meeting on Tuesday, July 16, authorized He suggested the department could install test wells rm, she said, “So you got proposals from two rms.”
the submission of a grant application for the unfunded along the property line to ensure the contamination has “Yes.”
portion of the rst phase, $4.3 million. been contained once it is removed. “What is the usual course of conduct for getting pro-
posals” for professional services, Town Supervisor Ilan
According to the resolution, if the application for the e board approved a transfer of $45,000 from the Gilbert asked.
grant is awarded, the town would receive $1.72 million sewer fund for the work.
and would be responsible for the balance under a 60 e policy is to seek three proposals for professional
percent match. But a third resolution, one to hire professional engi- services above $15,000, he was told. e resolution to
neers Tighe & Bond to prepare a Flow Management hire Tighe & Bond noted they would be held to an
e board also favored a resolution to remediate leak- Plan in response to “much higher than normal” ows amount of $14,300 for their work.
ing underground fuel tanks at two pump stations serv- within the district and Yorktown Heights Wastewater
ing Hallocks Mill. Treatment Plant, struck a sour note with Councilwom- “I don’t think we’re doing it appropriately,” Roker
an Alice Roker. said, adding that she hadn’t known the item would be
According to Town Engineer Michael Quinn, the on that evening’s agenda. Indicating that she had prob-
leaking fuel tanks—one at the Je erson Park Pump Sta- Quinn said the “sustained wet weather conditions for lems with the resolution, she told her colleagues to vote
tion on Juniper Drive and the other at the Je erson Val- many months” was re ected in the higher ow levels, if they wanted to; she would vote against it.
ley Pump Station at Poplar Court and Forest Drive— which had reached 95 percent of the town’s permitted
Told by Quinn the matter could be held for a week,
ow of 1.5 million gallons a day. While town o cials the board then agreed to adjourn action on it.
have met with state DEP representatives to discuss in-
creasing the treatment ow level to 2.5 million gallons
a day, the town needs to develop an in ltration in ow
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George Carlin once comically re- MY Byrne re ects on 2019
marked that we don’t have time PERSPECTIVE legislative session
to ponder the deep questions
of philosophy because we’re too busy JAMES
working. He certainly had a point. MARTORANO ‘Extreme left’ does more harm than good
All of us are immersed in both work
and private lives, which demand our at-
tention, our energy and our time. Who BY KEVIN BYRNE spending and onerous tax increases. I’m proud
GUEST WRITER that we were once again successful in advocat-
has the time to access what our culture ing for our local roadways, public libraries,
June marked the end of this year’s legislative
and society has presented to us as the truth? session in Albany. roughout my time in rst responders and veterans. As I mentioned
the Assembly, I have made it a priority to earlier, these are the fundamentals that need to
Yet every day we are called upon to make moral decisions, many of which advocate for a more responsible, e ective, be protected and made a priority; not treated as
limited government that respects taxpayers’ an afterthought.
will have a real e ect on the direction of our lives and often others. us, wallets and protects their liberties.
rough a very active public advocacy cam-
despite a perceived lack of time, it’s not an idle exercise to critically examine Our government needs to rst focus on paign, our Assembly Republican Conference
fundamentals such as taking care of our roads, successfully pressured the executive chamber
the standard by which we judge right and wrong. public health and safety. Instead of focusing and assisted in the expansion of a college tuition
on the fundamentals, we saw a one-party-con- assistance program for Gold Star families that
In an e ort to nd the truth, philosophers always search for “truthmak- trolled legislature and executive o ce venture su ered the loss of a loved one who was killed or
away from these core tenets and instead focus severely disabled from his/her military service.
ers.” A “truthmaker” is a reference point that, if validated, assures us that our on controversial social and scal policy changes
that, in many cases, will do New York more Toward the end of session. I’m pleased to
view of the world is true. Science frequently provides such validation. But harm than good. report I helped restore signi cant state funding
for our local infrastructure, including $65 mil-
when it comes to moral statements, we can’t look to outside sources to cor- Many of the so-called “criminal justice lion in state-wide Extreme Winter Recovery
reforms” and other controversial policy changes funding. As the co-chair of last fall’s Assembly
roborate our theories. e best we can do is employ our moral intuitions as a that came out of Albany did more to protect Minority Task Force on Critical Infrastructure
criminals and people who reside in this country and Transportation, I’m all too familiar with
starting point and go from there. illegally, at the expense of lawful residents. ese the numerous factors threatening our state’s
changes ranged from “free college” and driv- transportation system. is additional funding
I propose as our starting point an easy proposition: hurting innocent ers’ licenses for illegal immigrants to “cashless from the state will support our local highway
bail” for criminals and tax increases on everyday departments, boost our local economy, and
children is wrong. We would assume that almost everyone would agree. New Yorkers, as well as the passage of laws that limit additional burdens on property taxpayers.
devalued human life and chipped away at our
Philosopher Renford Bambrough put it this way, “We know that this child, constitutional rights as law-abiding Americans. Over the course of the legislative session, I
Some o cials have gone so far as to nickname also stood up for our local libraries, ensuring
who is about to undergo what would otherwise be painful surgery, should this year’s legislative session as the “Year of the that they have the necessary funding to con-
Criminal.” (Assemblyman Will Barclay [R- tinue providing valuable services to all residents
be given an anesthetic before the operation. erefore, we know at least one Pulaski]; oswegocountynewsnow.com) of the 94th Assembly District. Within the
budget clean-up bill passed at the end of the
moral proposition to be true. You cannot hurt children.” Regardless of their e orts, the extreme left session, we successfully restored the $20 million
hasn’t stopped me from pushing back and vot- cut, initially made by the governor, for library
Bambrough’s insight is clear; although we may not be able to logically ing against many of these dangerous policies construction grants. is funding is vital for
in the Assembly. It also has not and will not many libraries seeking to complete needed
deduce it, we know intuitively that it is immoral to hurt innocent children. prevent me from staying focused on the many renovations to comply with various Americans
other needs of our state. with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
We don’t have to reference any other source; we simply know that it’s wrong.
So, what were some of our more positive In addition to supporting the aforementioned
ere can be no excuses, no buts, no end justifying the means. It’s abhorrent. accomplishments? state-wide legislation, I also spent much of this
session introducing and sponsoring my own
ose who do it, and those who are complicit by condoning it, are acting Over the course of the session, the Assembly legislation that would bene t our local area.To
did pass several important pieces of legislation that end, I was able to get four new pieces of
immorally. that bene t everyday New Yorkers. We passed legislation passed in the Assembly in 2019.
the Child Victims Act to protect victims of
But what if we are asked to go beyond our moral intuitions? How then child sex abuse, passed a permanent property is includes designating Junior and Sparkle
tax cap, closed the LLC loophole, and banned lakes in Yorktown as inland waterways so that
can we distinguish right from wrong? e history of philosophy has provid- the medically debunked and abusive practice of they will be eligible for waterfront revitaliza-
conversion “therapy” for minors. Additionally, tion grants from the New York State Depart-
ed us with a number of approaches, some of which may even challenge our I worked with colleagues from across the aisle ment of State and Environmental Protection
to help pass legislation that protected youth Fund. With this valuable source of funding,
moral intuitions. Our goal here is to nd a theory that is consistent with our shooting and safety programs in our state. local municipalities can improve the water
quality of these waterways, as well as preserve
intuitions. So, let’s look at a few relevant philosophical approaches: Building o of our work in past sessions, I the nearby habitat, expand eco-tourism, and
continued to serve as a staunch defender of
Subjective Relativism. is doctrine suggests that to make an action our local taxpayers, ghting against wasteful SEE BYRNE PAGE 14
right, all you need is someone to approve of it. It is a modern-day distorted
version of Epicureanism.
at school of thought was founded by Epicurus, who held that one can
judge an action based on how bene cial it is to the actor. Subjective relativ-
ism clearly sanctions immoral actions, while implying that people are mor-
ally infallible. We can state without reservation that it is inconsistent with
our experience of the moral life.
Emotivism. is line of thinking was originally inspired by one of my
favorite philosophers, Ludwig Wittgenstein. His version of veri cationism
claimed that statements like “hurting innocent children is wrong” are mean-
ingless because they cannot be veri ed by empirical observation. Out of this
evolved the tradition known as logical positivism.
eir view of our reliance on moral intuitions is that all we are doing is
expressing our emotions. “Emotivism” implies that nothing is good or bad
because the words “good” and “bad” do not stand for properties or features
of anything. is ies in the face of our common experience of the moral life
and it provides no means of resolving moral dilemmas.
Cultural Relativism. is is a theory that has gained considerable trac-
tion in the last century primarily because it promotes tolerance and seems
consistent with recent anthropological evidence. e doctrine states that an
action is right if it is approved by one’s culture. Unlike subjective relativism,
it does not make the assertion that individuals are morally infallible. at
attribute it gives to cultures in general. SEE MARTORANO PAGE 9
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MARTORANO Quantitative Utilitarian- assured we are doing the right about acting morally has already sary to follow any one approach;
ism. British philosopher Jeremy thing. demonstrated a desire to em- what is important is to carve out
FROM PAGE 8 Bentham developed the theory brace virtuous behavior. Such a time from our busy schedules to
of quantitative utilitarianism. As for our original inquiry— person could never, for instance, re ect on this, and other philo-
Cultures make the moral law, how do we judge right from condone hurting innocent sophical questions, so that we
so they cannot err. is again e morality of an action, he wrong—it seems clear to me children. As such, it isn’t neces- live purposeful lives.
argued, should be determined by that anyone who is concerned
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On Stage: ‘Goldensbridge’ looks back at Goldens Bridge
F olks not familiar with northern anyone that there are communal passions are Harvey (Andrew Gri n), a gifted musician,
Westchester who hear the name is smitten by a girl he has met, Emma ( Julia
Goldens Bridge easily could mis- strains of socialism in to work the land, help Boyes). Harvey, though, can’t make up his
take it for merely a water crossing rather mind what he wants, even with his friend
than the colorful name of a two-and-a- our current society, such BRUCE their neighbors, cham- Ivan (Michael Manzi) giving him pointers.
half square mile hamlet in the town of as Medicare. Point being THE BLOG pion the hard-working
Lewisboro. that the multi-layered laborer, socialize Later, as an adult in his 40s, Harvey
has grown apart from Goldensbridge and
What likely is not known even to long- philosophy is a lot more BRUCE through recreational its communal ethos, but also wants to do
time residents of Northern Westchester granular and complicat- APAR and cultural activities, right by his aging parents. He is at a cross-
is that Goldens Bridge was settled in the ed than it’s made out to value family bonds, roads of whether to continue his New York
1920s by people who subscribed to certain City bachelor life or become a family man
aspects of socialism. be by its most vocal de- listen to and play classi- in Goldensbridge.
at history helps form the basis of a tractors in our benighted cal and folk music, read At the same time, Maury, ever proud
new play that has its premiere this coming and feisty, is beset by physical aillments
weekend in Manhattan in the Broadway age of super cial sound books, engage in con- in his legs and hands. It’s an especially
Bound eatre Festival at eatre Row on cruel fate for someone whose life revolves
42nd Street. bites that distort rather than elucidate. versations that stimulate the mind, and around playing cello, growing tomatoes,
and xing things. “If it’s something I can
I happen to be in the cast of the play, Upon hearing the word, people react elevate ideas that animate humankind. get my hands on, I could usually make it
titled “Goldensbridge,” by award-winning work, make a di erence,” he says, calling
writer Albi Gorn of Hastings-on-Hudson. to without bene t of speci c context and Call them farmer-philosophers. himself “Golden Hands Goldin.”
With his wife, Robin Anne Joseph, they
write, direct, produce, and act in both based on their feelings toward whomever In the playwright’s ctionalized account It is through Maury that we learn how
original and classic works, operating under a communal society like Goldensbridge
the banner of GoJo Clan Productions. is using the word. e dynamics of our of his own family’s experience, it is the works. He tells Harvey that the colony
came to life on the backs of workers from
In these fraught times, the word so- culture dictate that it’s not always what is early 1990s and lifelong political activists the city, who were looking for a place
cialism is a lightning rod for emotional where they could build a community to
outbursts, on both sides of the aisle. If the being said that matters as much as who is Maury Goldin (played by Patrick McGui- live the way they wanted to.
mere mention of the word is susceptible
to instant demonization, there’s a good saying it. ness) and wife Lilly ( Julie Gri n) have “ ey bought the land,” he says, “built
reason: the term is routinely misunder- bungalows, the lake, and a stage in the
stood and misused, sometimes willfully, e story told through the play “Gold- lived in the colony for 30 years. barn,” whch has hosted renowned artists
sometimes obliviously. like Pete Seeger and e Weavers.
ensbridge” provides context for what the Heading into their eighties, the couple
If you move past the overheated poli- As Maury points out, the community’s
tics that infuse and distort it, it becomes denizens of the colony were all about. faces a life-altering decision of whether to form of self-governance also controls the
apparent that there are eight di erent
types of socialism. It shouldn’t be news to is passage from the Wikipedia entry remain in Goldensbridge or to pull up roots SEE APAR PAGE 14
for the real Goldens Bridge serves as a from their beloved community and move to
concise and accurate summation for much an assisted living residence in the Bronx.
of what unfolds on stage: “In the mid-20th e full-length play shifts continuously
century, the hamlet was home to a major- and cinematically, with scenes seamlessly
ity Jewish community, which governed crossing over into other eras, including the
itself under communal living standards…” 1930s, 1960s, and 1980s.
e characters in “Goldensbridge” are For instance, in 1934, we see Maury, ac-
drawn by the playwright not as political companied by best friend Sam (my charac-
symbols but as relatable, esh-and-blood ter), trying to prevent a scab from entering
beings, based on his own formative experi- a place of business where the workers are
ences living there in the 1960s and beyond. trying to form a union.
ese are everyday folks who are, in the In the 1960s, having just moved to Gold-
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“Solar farms do not bene t the environ- and our taxes are pretty reasonable compared enjoying the pleasures in life.
ment,” was a mischaracterization of the to other similar towns in Westchester.
letter and of its intent. It’s not just about knowing where you want to go,
I didn’t know about the great hiking and it’s being able to plan how you’re going to get there.
My letter was meant to point out that biking trails when I made the decision to
the prior letter I referred to only took in move here. Now my family and I frequently • Investing
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In the right place solar farms certainly ben-
e t the environment, but it has to be some- And now, with the support of Yorktown
place where the bene t does not outweigh the Supervisor Gilbert, the town of Yorktown,
detriment. And around here I don’t believe along with the Yorktown Trail Town, are
it does. I would suggest you ask yourselves if
those looking to put in solar farms care more nishing a connection between Route 118
about the local environment or their bottom and Baldwin Road and the new Crompond
line. I think you know the answer. trail in FDR State Park. is will provide
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Page 14 – Yorktown News OPINION Thursday, August 1, 2019
LETTERS would have the facts to support his claims. BYRNE Now that the legislative session
To be clear, Yorktown uses a citrus-based has formally ended, hard-working
FROM PAGE 11 FROM PAGE 8 New Yorkers fearing additional costly
herbicide that isn’t dangerous to people or pets! mandates and taxes from Albany can
ere is also a Yorktown Walk Book avail- Slater should know this because it’s in the town combat pollution and the prolifera- rest and breathe a little easier. I will
able at Town Hall, the John C. Hart Library code as passed by Murphy, Diana and Lachter- tion of endangered species. have the opportunity to spend even
and other locations. man a decade ago. more time in the district, meeting
In less than three weeks, Sen. Pete with our neighbors and gaining a
Pauline Halim At a Yorktown Town Board meeting on Harckham and I worked together to greater awareness of the issues that
Yorktown Heights May 19, 2009, a Pesticide Management Policy, pass legislation that will help allow matter most to you. While still mak-
Resolution No. 209 was passed unanimously: a new international multi-million- ing periodic visits to Albany and other
Slater’s scare tactics “ erefore Be It Resolved, that the Town dollar distillery to move forward parts of the state to ful ll my other
Board of the Town of Yorktown will eliminate with its plans to manufacture and sell legislative duties, I will ensure that my
To the editor, all pesticide use, including insecticides and alcoholic beverages in Carmel. Assembly sta and I are accessible to
Matt Slater’s campaign literature implies that herbicides on all town-owned property.” you so that we remain prepared for
Lastly, by working with colleagues the upcoming legislative session.
almost everything that Terrence Murphy did, as At a Yorktown Town Board meeting on from across the aisle, we passed legis-
state senator, was orchestrated by Slater himself. March 23, 2010, the policy was amended in lation that would save the Mahopac ere is still much to do and I’m
He portrays himself as a key party to every bill Resolution No. 163, to clarify that the elimina- School District millions of dollars by eager to do it. ank you for your
and every legislative action of Senator Murphy. tion of pesticides, including insecticides and granting forgiveness for ministerial continued faith and trust in me.
herbicides applied to town turf, would stand and errors made by a previous adminis-
As a candidate for Yorktown town supervi- that, as a last resort, chemical measures could be tration in ling paperwork for capital Assemblyman Kevin Byrne
sor, Slater should be well-versed in Yorktown used to remove and prevent the future infesta- improvement projects in 2012. Each (R-Mahopac) represents the 94th
town policies, as well-versed as he portrays tion of insects and rodents to town structures. of these bills also passed the Sen- Assembly District.
himself to be in the actions of Murphy during ate and now awaits Gov. Cuomo’s
his terms in the state Senate. erefore, it was ese means would have to be used in the most signature.
quite a surprise to see Slater making false accu- e ective and eco-friendly manner as is possible.
sations about one of Yorktown’s town policies. APAR ment. Mutual respect for the rights
en, in 2017, an amendment was unani- of the individual. Personal responsi-
When you read Matt Slater’s latest alarmist mously passed, Resolution No. 260, to clarify FROM PAGE 10 bility. Did someone say socialism? Or
commentary on the parks in Yorktown, you are that herbicides may be used on town property conservatism?
led to believe that the Parks and Recreation for the removal of vegetative growth on walk- garbage collection, water distribution,
Department is using poison on the grounds of ways, parking lots, sidewalks and curbsides, but roads, and other infrastructure essen- For tickets and information on
the parks. He even shares a picture of how his prohibited herbicide use on playing elds and tials. In one scene, Maury and Harvey the play “Goldensbridge,” go to
own lawn service posts a sign indicating areas playground surfaces. rush over to help a neighbor, Myra GoJoClanProductions.com.
that were recently treated. Slater asks why the (Ann Gulian), whose water has stopped
town doesn’t do the same. No pesticides have been used on Yorktown running, by xing her water valve. For more information on the real-
town property since 2009. Slater should know life Goldens Bridge colony and its
Well, the town of Yorktown doesn’t use that. Why would he try to scare families into Maury succinctly describes homeowners group, the Goldens
poisons. ere is no danger about which to warn thinking their children are being exposed to poi- Goldensbridge as “a society that the Bridge Community Association. visit
anyone. Slater should know that, if, as he seems to sons? Mr. Slater, get your facts straight before you people control, where we govern our- goldensbridge.org.
claim, he was Mr. Murphy’s right-hand man all make unfounded accusations. A candidate for selves, look out for one another…”
these many years, and if he is collaborating with Yorktown town supervisor should know better.
Councilmen Tom Diana and Ed Lachterman Wait a minute. Minimal govern-
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YORKTOWN HIGH SCHOOL – BASEBALL
‘I want to coach at
Yorktown for as long as
I can, as long as they’ll
pitches during his
MLB debut with the
Tampa Bay Rays
on April 19, 2014.
TAMPA BAY RAYS
Huskers tab Riefenhauser as head coach
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER Riefenhauser told Yorktown regrets ever in my life.” Manhattanville College, said he Riefenhauser said. To that end,
EDITOR News last week. After earning his undergraduate is excited about the prospect of he wants to retain the current
building his own program. coaching sta and form a fall
Until recently, C.J. e Rays drafted Riefenhauser degree, Riefenhauser put team.
in 2010 out of Chipola Junior out feelers to his high school “I want to nish school to be a
Riefenhauser never had a reason College (Marianna, Fla.). connections, who told him a head phys ed teacher,”Riefenhauser said. “So, by the time the season does
When shoulder ailments caused coaching vacancy was opening up “I want to coach at Yorktown for as come around, we’re kind of hitting
to prepare a résumé. Riefenhauser to hang up his cleats at Yorktown High School, where long as I can, as long as they’ll let the ground running and we can
two years ago, the 2008 Mahopac Sean Kennedy was stepping aside me. at’s the plan.” focus more on baseball,” he said.
His left arm was the only High School graduate turned his after 25 years.
attention back toward school. ough this will be his rst high Coaches are often judged on
reference he ever needed. For the rst time in his life, school coaching gig, Riefenhauser wins and losses but, Riefenhauser
He enrolled in Mercy College Riefenhauser drafted a résumé and has spent the last few years said, that is only one aspect of his
But injuries, coupled with (Dobbs Ferry) and joined its cover letter and applied for the job. attending games and leading clinics job.
baseball team as a coach. oughts in the area. He also maintains
a newfound love of coaching, of trying to attempt a comeback “I guess it all just fell into place close connections with other local “Do I think winning makes
quickly subsided. Riefenhauser from there,”he said. coaches, including Mahopac High their experience more enjoyable?
changed everything for the former had found his calling. School’s Myckie Lugbauer, his One hundred percent,” he said.
When it comes to his former batterymate. “But at the end of the day, I want
major-league-baseball pitcher. “Once I fell in love with predecessor, Riefenhauser knows these kids to grow. I want to show
coaching,this is the route I wanted he has “very big shoes to ll.” He Getting coaches and players on these kids how much baseball and
e 29-year-old Riefenhauser, to go,” Riefenhauser said. said of Kennedy, “He made the the same page before the season life correspond with each other. I
program what it is now.” starts will go a long way toward just want to make it as enjoyable
who appeared in 24 games “I am done pitching,” he added. the team’s success in the spring, as I can for them.”
“It was a great run. ere are no However, Riefenhauser, who
for the Tampa Bay Rays over is studying physical education at
two seasons, is set to take over
Yorktown High School’s baseball
program this year, pending school
“With Yorktown, it was actually
right time, right place, I guess,”
Thursday, August 1, 2019 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 17
Husker boys nipped by John Jay-EF in playoffs
Lakeland blanked by Somers
BY MIKE SABINI
No. 2 Yorktown’s boys soccer
squad was nipped by No. 3 John
Jay-East Fishkill 1-0 in the semi-
nals of the summer league play-
o s at Lakeland on July 23.
John Jay-EF scored the only
goal of the game with 15:46 to go
in the second half.
With approximately just
10 minutes left in the con-
test, Husker rising senior Tim
O’Callaghan, came in on the goal
and almost scored to tie the game
but his shot was stopped by Dan-
“I still had pressure on my
back,” O’Callaghan said. “I was
like, should I go down, should I
stay up on my feet? en I just let
go of my left foot and the goalie Tim O’Callaghan ﬁres one towards the net.
came up with a nice save. It was
one of the main chances we had.
I probably could’ve gone down, to put more of those away. We said. “ ere wasn’t much of a dif-
might have gotten a penalty, but I came away with no goals today ference from today besides the Jack Prybyiski
heads the ball.
mean, it’s summer league, so you but we de nitely created enough fact that we couldn’t nish. e
have to try and stay on your feet chances.” Byram Hills game was good. We BELL
there.” Husker goalie Dylan Lopez were creating chances, we were
Yorktown then was able to recorded four saves against John capitalizing on them, which kind
create plenty of scoring chances Jay-EF. of put the game away early in the
after O’Callaghan’s shot on goal Yorktown won their opening- second half.”
but unfortunately, to no avail. round game two days earlier when Yorktown (7-2-2) will now
“We have a bunch of o ensive they beat No. 7 Byram Hills 4-1 look to build on the work they’ve
people that know what they are at Lakeland, led by O’Callaghan done this summer.
doing up there,” O’Callaghan (2G), Claudio Laraia (1G), Da- “ is is just the beginning,”
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HUDSON VALLEY SUMMER FIELD HOCKEY LEAGUE Lakeland Gold’s Erin
Daly looks downﬁeld as
Lakeland Gold takes gold Lakeland Green’s Jaden
Ray tries to steal.
PHOTOS: DEENA BELL
Yorktown ends summer league on high note
BY MIKE SABINI SMITH IN JUNIOR OLYMPICS throughout the season.” town: Addy Araneo (38 saves) Donnell (2G), Adrianna Albano
CONTRIBUTING WRITER e thrilling week continued (1G), Alex Bold (1G), Addy
OTHER SUMMER LEAGUE • July 25: Lakeland Green 10, Araneo (13 saves).
Lakeland is No. 1… and No. 2. for Smith, who was selected to RESULTS Somers 3. Green: Emma Fon
In last week’s championship play for Team USA in the AAU (5G), Emma Halderman (3G, • July 25: Hornets II JV 6,
game, Lakeland Gold bested Junior Olympic Games, July 29 • July 24: Hudson Valley 8, Hornets I JV 1 ( JV/modi ed
Lakeland Green 3-1 to win the to Aug. 1, at Wake Forest Uni- Extra Innings 1 (open division 3A), Keirra Ettere (1G, 1A), division championship). Hor-
Hudson Valley Summer Field versity (Winston Salem, N.C.). consolation). Hudson Valley: nets II: Pashka Vulaj (3G), Katie
Hockey League. Jenna McCrudden (3G), Krista Gabby Al nito (1G), Addy Ara- Lemma (1G), Gabby Al nito
Leading the way for Lake- “It’s really exciting,” Smith Dietz (2G), Frankie Fava (1G), (1G), Sara Costa (1G), Maeve
land Gold were goal-scorers Mia said. “It was such a big honor to Emma Fon (1G), Sam Graap neo (12 saves). Somers: Maeve Dineen-Herzog (2 saves). Hor-
Smith, Jenna McCrudden and be chosen for the national tour- (1G), Katie Iuarussi (1 save). Ex- nets I: Alyssa Petrilli (1G), Gab-
Katie Lemma.Keirra Ettere scored nament and then having to be tra Innings: Sophia Urrutia (1G), Dineen-Herzog (14 saves) by Santini (1A), Jenna Yazzetti (3
the lone goal for Lakeland Green. chosen for the Junior Olympics Jess Conklin (11 saves). saves).
after that meant so much to me.” • July 25: Lakeland Gold 7,
e July 26 victory, Smith said, • July 24: Hudson Valley John Jay-East Fishkill Lady SEE MORE PHOTOS
was the culmination of a sum- YORKTOWN FINISHES Xtreme 5, Goal Diggers 3 (open Patriots 0. Gold: Jenna Mc- ON PAGE 19
mer’s worth of hard work. IN 13TH PLACE division championship). Xtreme: Crudden (4G), Frankie Fava
Cara O’Shea (1G, 1A), Valerie
“We made sure that we weren’t Yorktown won the 13th/14th Perkins (1G), Dana Bozek (1G), (2G), Raquel Nieves (1G, 1A),
getting down when the occasional place game with a 4-2 victory Julianna Cappello (1G), Grace
goal would go in,”said Smith,a ris- over Walter Panas. Fitzgerald (1G), Lizzie Clarke Maeve Dineen-Herzog (1 save).
ing sophomore, “and we made sure (1A), Samantha Marasca (15
that we really hyped each other up Yorktown was paced by Melina saves). Goal Diggers: Rachel • July 25: Yorktown 4, Walter
when we would score a goal.” Iavarone (2G), Kelsey McDon- Beam (2G), Erin McCrudden Panas 1. Yorktown: Kelsey Mc-
nell (1G, 1A), Ellie O’Donnell (1G), Kelsey McCrudden (1A),
Splitting time in goal for both (1G, 1A) and Araneo (17 saves). Cassie Halpin (8 saves).
teams were Maeve Dineen-Her-
zog (7 saves), an eighth-grade “It means a lot to end on a • July 24: Lakeland Gold 10,
student at Lakeland Copper good note with a win for our last Yorktown 0. Gold: Erin Daly
Beech Middle School, and Addy summer league game because it (4G), Jenna McCrudden (3G),
Araneo (15 saves), a senior at gives us con dence going into Fava Fava (1G), Bella Basulto
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Thursday, August 1, 2019 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 19
FIELD HOCKEY FROM PAGE 18 Lakeland Green
Araneo kicks the
Yorktown’s Ellie O’Donnell Emma Halderman
carries the ball upﬁeld. passes.
PHOTOS: DEENA BELL Yorktown’s Melina
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PUBLIC NOTICE Yorktown in Town Hall, 363 Heights, New York l0598 on it may be served. SSNY shall (SSNY) on 6/25/2019. County:
mail process to: 8 N Ross Drive Westchester. SSNY designated
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE Underhill Avenue, Yorktown Monday, August 12, 2019 at Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. agent upon whom process
Purpose: any lawful purpose. against may be served & shall
that a Public Hearing will be Heights, New York 10598 on 7:00 pm or as soon thereafter as mail to Law Offices of Sean J.
Davey, P.C., 42 Oak Avenue,
held by the Planning Board of the Monday, August 12, 2019 at possible on the following matter: Ste. 4B, Tuckahoe, NY 10707.
Town of Yorktown in Town Hall, 7:00 pm or as soon thereafter as Application of PANBAR LLC FORMATION NOTICE
LLC FORMATION NOTICE
363 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown possible on the following matter: Realty, LLC for approval of a
Notice of formation of CAD
Heights, New York 10598 on Application of Kathleen subdivision titled, “Preliminary Notice of Formation of Action LLC. Articles of Org.
BACK FROM BLACK, LLC. filed with NY Secretary of State
Monday, August 12, 2019 at Dineen-Carey for approval of an Integrated Plot Plan 4 Lot Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY (NS) on 04/18/2019. Office
on 6/24/2019. Office Location: location: Westchester County.
7:00 pm or as soon thereafter as amended site plan with submitted Subdivision,” 5 Sheets, prepared Westchester County. SSNY United States Corporation
designated as agent of the LLC Agents, INC.is designated as
possible on the following matter: plan titled, “Site Plan Prepared by John Karell, Jr. P.E., dated upon whom process against agent of the LLC upon whom
it may be served. SSNY shall process may be served. NS shall
Application of McDonald’s for Pied Piper Preschool,” August 27, 2016, and last revised mail process to: 1715 E. MAIN mail copy of process to United
STREET MOHEGAN LAKE States Corporation Agents,
for approval of an amended prepared by Site Design March 22, 2019. NY 10547. Purpose: any lawful INC. at 7014 13th Avenue,
purpose. Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228.
site plan, stormwater pollution Consultants, dated March 11, It is proposed to subdivide the Purpose is any lawful purpose.
prevention plan, and wetland 2016, and last revised June 10, existing 5.0743 acre property LLC FORMATION NOTICE
permit with submitted plans 2019. The proposed addition is in the R1-20 zone into three 68 Dimond Avenue
Associates, LLC, Articles of
titled, “Preliminary Site Plan as shown on architectural plans building lots and one open space Org. filed with the Sec. of State
of NY (SSNY) on 4/26/2019.
for McDonald’s Corporation titled, “Pied Piper Day Care lot. The site is located on Crystal County: Westchester. SSNY
designated agent upon whom
Proposed Restaurant Remodel,” Center,” prepared by Michael A Court, also known as Tax ID process against may be served
& shall mail to 57 Croton Ave.,
prepared by Dynamic Piccirillo, AIA, and last revised Section 27.11, Block 2, Lot 43 on LLC FORMATION NOTICE Ossining, NY 10562. General
Engineering Consultants, P.C., May 30, 2019. the Town of Yorktown Tax Map.
LLC FORMATION NOTICE
and last revised July 9, 2019. The applicant proposes an The above listed subdivision Notice of Formation of
FRC Consulting LLC. Art. Notice of Formation of
It is proposed to renovate the approximately 3,019 square foot plan may be viewed on the Of Org. filed with SSNY on Gnobby Gnome LLC. Art.
April 2, 2019. Office Location: Of Org. filed with SSNY on
existing restaurant building and addition to the existing 3,730 Town’s website at http://www. Westchester County. SSNY 5/30/2019. Office Location:
designated as agent of the LLC Westchester County. SSNY
add an additional ordering lane square foot preschool, for a two- y o r k t o w n n y. o r g / p l a n n i n g / upon whom process against it designated as agent of the LLC
may be served. SSNY shall mail upon whom process against it
for the drive-thru. Improvements story building with total square public-hearings, or in the process to: 1264 Williams Drive, may be served. SSNY shall mail
Shrub Oak, NY 10588. Purpose: process to: Gnobby Gnome
to the parking lot are also footage 6,749 square feet, on Yorktown Planning Department, any lawful purpose. LLC, 738 South Street #2521,
Peekskill, NY 10566. Purpose:
proposed. The site is located at 0.68 acres in the R1-10 zone.The located at 1974 Commerce Street, any lawful purpose.
3481 Crompond Road in the site is located at the address 2090 Room 222, Yorktown Heights, LLC FORMATION NOTICE
Town of Yorktown, also known Crompond Road, Yorktown NY 10598. Please do not hesitate NoticeofFormationofDestined
Films LLC. Art. Of Org. filed
as Section 36.05, Block 1, Lot Heights, NY 10598, also known to call the Planning Department with SSNY on 6/17/2019. Office
Location: Westchester County.
10 on the Town of Yorktown Tax as Section 37.14, Block 2, Lots at 914-962-6565 with questions SSNY designated as agent of the
LLC upon whom process against
Map. 8 on the Town of Yorktown Tax or for more information. LLC FORMATION NOTICE it may be served. SSNY shall mail
process to: Destined Films LLC,
The above listed site plan may Map. This notice is being sent to 3171 Radcliffe Drive, Yorktown,
NY 10598. Purpose: any lawful
be viewed on the Town’s website The above listed site plan you by registered or certified Shepherd Partners LLC, Arts purpose.
of Org. filed with Sec. of State
at http://www.yorktownny. may be viewed in the Yorktown mail, under Section ‘195-22A(5), of NY (SSNY) 7/17/2019. Cty:
Westchester.SSNY desig.as agent
org/planning/public-hearings, Planning Department, located at Section ‘195-23B(5), Section upon whom process against may
be served & shall mail process to
or in the Yorktown Planning 1974 Commerce Street, Room ‘195-24B(4), or Section ‘195- Steven A Stern, 80 Business Park
Dr., Ste. 308, Armonk, NY 10504.
Department, located at 1974 222, Yorktown Heights, NY 39B of the Yorktown Town General Purpose.
Commerce Street, Room 222, 10598. Please do not hesitate to Code requiring the undersigned
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. call the Planning Department at to notify all interested parties as
Please do not hesitate to call the 914-962-6565 with questions or defined there under.
Planning Department at 914- for more information. ALL PERSONS
962-6565 with questions or for ALL PERSONS INTERESTED in the above LLC FORMATION NOTICE
more information. INTERESTED in the above matter may appear before the
ALL PERSONS matter may appear before the Board in person, by agent or Notice of Formation of
Strategic Stages LLC. Art.
INTERESTED in the above Board in person, by agent or attorney and will be heard before Of Org. filed with SSNY on
6/27/2019. Office Location:
matter may appear before the attorney and will be heard before any final determination is made. Westchester. United States
Corporation Agents, INC 7014
Board in person, by agent, or any final determination is made. BY ORDER OF THE 13th Ave. Suite 202 Brooklyn,
NY 11228 designated as agent
attorney and will be heard before BY ORDER OF THE PLANNING BOARD OF THE of the LLC upon whom process
against it may be served. US
any final determination is made. PLANNING BOARD OF THE TOWN OF YORKTOWN, Corporation Agents shall mail
process to: 522 Panorama drive
BY ORDER OF THE TOWN OF YORKTOWN, NEW YORK Mohegan Lake NY 10547.
Purpose: any lawful purpose.
PLANNING BOARD OF THE NEW YORK. RICHARD FON
TOWN OF YORKTOWN, RICHARD FON CHAIRPERSON
NEW YORK CHAIRPERSON
RICHARD FON PUBLIC NOTICE LLC FORMATION NOTICE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE Notice of Formation of Alex
PUBLIC NOTICE that a Public Informational Roy Enterprises LLC. Art. LLC FORMATION NOTICE
Hearing will be held by the Of Org. filed with SSNY on
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE Planning Board of the Town of 5/28/2019. Office Location: Kentbridge Consulting
that an Adjourned Public Yorktown in Town Hall, 363 Westchester County. SSNY
Hearing will be held by the Underhill Avenue, Yorktown designated as agent of the LLC LLC, Articles of Org. filed
Planning Board of the Town of upon whom process against
with the Sec. of State of NY
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