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Published by Halston Media, 2020-09-09 12:07:09

Yorktown News 09.10.20

Vol. 9 No. 25 Visit TapIntoYorktown.net for the latest news. Thursday, September 10, 2020

Yorktown paramedics save co-worker’s life

BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
EDITOR

Never is there a good time to su er a PHOTO: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
heart attack. But if one is destined to go
into cardiac arrest, one can only hope to Matthew Tuttle, third from left, suffered a heart attack but was saved by co-workers and other emergency personnel: Dick Harvey, Bill
be in as fortuitous a situation as Matthew Rothschild, Kelsey Dworjan, Brian Fleming, and Ron Pugh.
Tuttle was on Sunday, Aug. 2.
heard the sound of Matt crashing to the up the phone and immediately started SEE PARAMEDICS PAGE 4
Within 5 seconds of collapsing on ground.” He told the paramedics, hung chest compressions and administering
the Northern County Trailway while
returning to Yorktown on a round-trip
bicycle ride to Brewster, a paramedic had
started CPR on Tuttle. And in less than
a minute, he had been connected to an
electrocardiogram machine.

So, how to explain the seemingly mi-
raculous response time?

Tuttle, a Yorktown-based paramedic
with Empress EMS, had been riding on
the trail with two of his co-workers. One
of them, Bill Rothschild, was riding along-
side Tuttle while the other had gone far-
ther ahead. ey were near the Putnam-
Westchester border when Tuttle began
complaining of chest pains and asked
paramedics to come and perform an EKG,
which detects heart problems. Rothschild
urged Tuttle to hold out a little longer,
until they made it to the Granite Springs
Road crossing near the border of Somers
and Yorktown, where Rothschild request-
ed Yorktown paramedics to meet them.

“Matt and I took a very gentle ride
there,” Rothschild said. “Matt got o his
bike and says, ‘ is is getting quite a bit
worse.’ ” So Rothschild again called the
paramedics, who were now just seconds
away on Curry Street.

As they were talking, Rothschild said, “I

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Crompond staple takes ‘early’ retirement

Virginia Milano had hoped to work until she was 99

BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER person.”
EDITOR
Milano,who often got to school

early to make co ee and lay out

Local schools will look and feel di erent treats, said she will miss

a bit unfamiliar this year, perhaps the routine of her job.

none more so than Crompond “I’ll miss the friendliness, get-

Intermediate, where the threat ting up every morning at 6 and

of COVID-19 has resulted in leaving at 7:15 and going in and

the “early” retirement of a school saying hello to everybody,”Milano

staple. said. “ e teachers would come in

Virginia Milano, 93 years old, my room every morning and they

is saying goodbye to the fourth- look at me and they would say,

and fth-grade school after ‘Virginia, I’m so happy, because

working various jobs there for 43 you’re always smiling every day.’”

years, most recently as a teacher’s With uncertainty clouding the

assistant. She had hoped to retire school year and remote learning

at 99. becoming the norm, Milano re-

“To tell you the truth, I would luctantly walked away from her

have never retired, only because home-away-from-home.

of what’s going on,” Milano said. “I would have loved to stay,”

“I’ve been home seven months Milano said. “I was looking for-

and I can’t see going back, but I ward to it, but my children felt

would have loved to go back be- that I’ve been home so long and

cause I loved the teachers. ey we don’t know what’s happening

treated me beautifully. It was a in the school business now. I did

beautiful place to work for. Our want to work to 99. As long as I

principal’s a doll. e children are could produce, which they think I

lovely. e whole place.” did, and they were happy.

Friends and family surprised “Remote is all very strange to

Milano with a send-o on me, anyway,” she concluded. “I

Wednesday, Sept. 2. A cavalcade wouldn’t know what to do with it.

of cars lled with former stu- I’d have to start like the children

dents, escorted by a Yorktown po- did.”

lice o cer, started at Crompond PHOTOS COURTESY OF MEGAN MILANO

and slowly drove by her home on Virginia Milano, second from right,
and her family
nearby Hedge Street. e sur-

prise celebration caught Milano Virginia Milano

o -guard.

“It was a big surprise today,”

Milano said. “I really, really was

touched. I usually do this for

other people.”

Milano started at Crompond

in 1977 working in the cafeteria

for $1.64 an hour. She is known

by many former students for her

common sayings, such as “Excuse

me!” and “1, 2…don’t make me

say 3.”

“I wore many hats,” she said.

“I tried to help teachers do their

work. I really was an all-around

‘I’ve been home seven months and I can’t see going back, but I would
have loved to go back because I loved the teachers. ey treated me

beautifully. It was a beautiful place to work for.’

–Virginia Milano
Crompond School

Virginia Milano is greeted by a cavalcade of friends, family, and
former students.


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The Staff PARAMEDICS output; you have to shock him. ever, on the job. en we did it and has worked for Empress for

EDITORIAL TEAM FROM PAGE 1 Kelsey charged up the machine again, ve minutes later.” 23 years, lives with his family in

BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER to shock him. ey delivered After being shocked with the Pennsylvania.
EDITOR: 914-302-5628
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BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
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LETTERS

Time to form the in Yorktown. is order, issued ter, more inclusive community in very clear that we must. In fact, the right thing? It doesn’t look
Police Reform on June 12, requires all towns Yorktown. Additionally, failing other towns and municipalities like he and the Democratically
Task Force and municipalities with police to comply with this order can with accredited police depart- controlled legislature have made
departments to form a task force result in the loss of state funding. ments, such as those listed above things better here in New York.
To the editor, to perform a comprehensive (according to the NY O ce of Sen. Harckham is part of the
Yorktown for Justice is a grass- review of current police force We initially met with the Public Safety), are forming task problem and not the solution.
deployments, strategies, policies, Yorktown Town Board in early forces and starting their work
roots organization of Yorktown procedures and practices, and to August 2020 to discuss form- already. We ask the town to not Ms. DiBernardo states that
residents that seeks to achieve develop a plan to improve those ing the task force. It was at this delay any further, as time is run- Mr. Astronio is trying to dis-
social justice and equity by work- practices for the purposes of meeting where Supervisor Matt ning out to create the task force, tance himself from President
ing with our neighbors, local addressing the particular needs Slater assured us that Yorktown obtain community input, pro- Trump and then writes a little
organizations and government. of the communities served. e for Justice would be a part of duce and adopt a plan by April later the he is a member of the
task force should nd ways to the task force. However, he did 1, 2021. Please contact the Town president’s election advisory
rough education, advocacy promote community engage- not form the task force at that Board and ask them to form the board. Which is it? Is he for the
and activism we will ensure that ment to foster trust, fairness and time, citing a desire to wait on task force immediately. Supervi- president or is he against him?
all races, religions and sexual legitimacy and to address any guidelines from the governor. sor Matt Slater can be reached at
orientation are able to enjoy the racial bias and disproportionate However, other towns and [email protected] A question you may want to
same privilege and bene ts that policing within the community. municipalities have not waited. ask the senator: Is he in favor
Yorktown has to o er. YFJ was According to the Westchester Amy Savino of the actions by the BLM and
one of the groups that organized e order requires that a plan Coalition for Police Reform, Maura Gregory ANTIFA? Where was his out-
the March for Civil Justice in be created and adopted by April task forces have been formed Stefanie Iennaco rage when Gov. Cuomo forced
Yorktown on June 7, which saw 1, 2021. e task force must throughout the state, including the nursing homes to admit the
1,300 people demonstrating involve community stakeholders in Westchester County, White Yorktown for Justice elderly that were sick with CO-
peacefully for racial justice. and seek their input. Plains, Greenburgh, and Peek- VID-19? ose nursing homes
skill. ese municipalities are Democrats are were not equipped to handle
We have begun a public dia- Although we have a strong already at the stage of seeking the problem them. More than 6,600 residents
logue with the Yorktown Town and supportive police depart- community input. (source: e New York Times)
Board to ensure the task force, as ment, we believe that there is This letter was written in have died in the state’s nurs-
required by the governor’s Ex- room for improvement and this At a more recent Town Board response to “The shell game” by ing homes and long-term care
ecutive Order No. 203, is formed process will help us create a bet- meeting on Sept. 1, the town Francine DiBernardo (Page 16, facilities, representing more than
supervisor again told a Yorktown Sept. 3). one-tenth of the reported deaths
Etoinvgetorimwbaea?cnkt Susan Volpe for Justice representative that it To the editor, in such facilities across the
was not going to move forward country. Where was the outrage
Owner/Stylist with forming the task force yet e only shell game in town from the senator on this one? By
because the state guidelines had is the one the Democrats are the way, all the numbers are not
EVERY TUESDAY not yet been issued. However, running. Just look around the in on that debacle. So much for
“Pay What You Want!” these guidelines were issued on country. You will see that the
Aug. 17. A link to them is here: cities that are run by Democrats ghting for us.
That’s Right! governor.ny.gov/sites/governor. are the ones with the major e letter writer also praises
ny.gov/ les/atoms/ les/Police_ problems. ey can’t control the
Reform_Workbook81720.pdf demonstrations/riots. When the senator’s support of law en-
help is o ered, they decline that forcement. Wasn’t he one of the
Although the Town Board o er. Now do you really want to members of the state legislature
has sent a letter to the state elect more Democrats? that passed the new bail reform
to inquire whether accred- bill? e one that put criminals
ited police departments such as Just look at what is happen- back on the street without hav-
Yorktown’s are required to go ing in our own state. Do you ing to post bail? It has returned
through this process, the order is really trust Gov. Cuomo to do
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Page 14 – Yorktown News OPINION Thursday, September 10, 2020

Under the big top

TRACY have it for our movie night freakishly big, decorated with room to complete the look. I had gotten a hot air popcorn
BECKERMAN that weekend, or at the very bright red and white striped Still, there were no other op- popper and would make some
least, I would be able to pop plastic strips all around it, and for us.
After some serious de- some packing materials for made to look like a box of tions and I was out of time so
liberation, I decided to some gifts I had to mail out. popcorn you’d get at a circus. I I bought it. I gured we could I plunked the machine on the
make the switch from assumed the idea was to make all have a good laugh about it counter and red it up. I waited
microwave popcorn to hot air- Unfortunately, some other you feel like you were actually at whenever we made popcorn, and for my husband to notice the
popped popcorn. Is it as yummy people must have read the a circus. However, since there it I could hide it in the closet circus elephant in the room, but
as microwave popcorn? Honest- same articles I did because was no guy swallowing a aming if someone came over so they he seemed oblivious. Finally,
ly, no. But I thought it would be the rst two stores I went to sword in my house, clowns get- didn’t think we had a secret I brought the popcorn over to
healthier and tasty in a plastic, were completely sold out of ting out of cars in my garage, or desire to become the Amazing him. As he grabbed a couple of
Styrofoam, packing material hot air-popcorn poppers. e people in tights swinging from Flying Beckermans. handfuls and chowed down, I
kind of way. ere were plenty third store had a fancy version my chandeliers, I just didn’t see said reluctantly, “You didn’t say
of cool-looking hot air-popcorn for several hundred dollars, the need to have a popcorn pop- Of course, I was less con- anything about the popcorn
poppers to choose from on the which, I assumed, must have per that was trying to recreate cerned with what our company popper. What do you think?”
internet, but I decided to pick popped gold bullions along with the circus experience. might think than what my hus-
one up while I was out running the popcorn. e fourth store band would say. He is not a big He looked over at the ashy
my other errands so we would had a couple of poppers left in I thought it would look great fan of oversized, cheesy-looking red and white-striped appliance
one brand. ere was one prob- in a college dorm room or next circus-themed appliances. I was and shrugged.
lem: It was, without a doubt, to an Easy Bake Oven. But on pretty sure he would veto the
most de nitely, the ugliest hot my kitchen counter, next to my popcorn popper and insist that I “It’s OK,” he said. “But the
air popcorn popper on the face modern appliances, it just looked bring it back to whichever clown popcorn tastes like Styrofoam.”
of the planet. Maybe in the bizarre… like I’d decided to sold it to me.
whole hot air popcorn-popping change careers and go to Clown If you’d like to nd something to
universe. School. All I needed was a tent I managed to keep the popper laugh about every day, come join
and some elephants in my living hidden from him until the week- my Lost in Midlife community on
is particular machine was end and then when movie night Facebook at facebook.com/groups/
rolled around, I announced that lostinmidlife.

LETTERS rested. Not one word from the you heard a Democrat utter more Democrats like Senator NOT because of the weather. In
senator on that one, either. these words: “I will lower your Harckham in the state legis- November, vote Republican like
FROM PAGE 12 taxes”? I have not seen it, how lature. e Democrats have your life depends on it. It does.
How about the claim that he about you? ruined our state and people
turnstile justice to the system. is ghting to lower taxes? Re- are leaving in droves, and it is Francis T. McVetty
e criminals are being released ally? Just when was the last time In closing, we do NOT need
Yorktown Heights
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I got older but almost lost a digit

MARSH myself in painfully head- and I healed in a few weeks. But (Coming up, on the next season than I ever had.
MADNESS scratching ways. my ego was wounded. of “Unsolved Mysteries”). I’ll save you the gory details,

BRIAN Perhaps my re exes are A fun bit of trivia: Did you And I’ll never forget when, but I’m typing this column with
MARSCHHAUSER simply too slow. Or maybe know I’m responsible for the playing a game of tag with nine ngers. e injured one
I deep down enjoy the pain. padding over the grates in the my younger sister at the crack will heal in time, and for that,
About two years back, I Whatever the reason, there gymnasium at the Yorktown of dawn, an 8-year-old me I thank my in-laws for their
tagged along with my seems to be a blind spot in my Community and Cultural ran head rst into a bunk bed, quick action. ey wrapped it
father-in-law as he brain that prevents me from Center? As a high schooler requiring even more stitches. up and got me to AFC Urgent
went to go pick up a discarded seeing the consequences of my playing basketball, I dove for a Later, my mom spoke to our Care in minutes. ere, Dr.
dresser from the edge of a actions until it’s too late. loose ball and crashed into the doctor about the incident who Andrew Pietris and his team
neighbor’s lawn. My wife, exposed grates, separating my said: “When I got the call, I patched me up and sent me
knowing my propensity for ere was the time I was shoulder and concussing myself. wondered who could possibly home with a throbbing nger
injury, warned me to wear walking through my living room lacerate themselves so early in and some antibiotics.
gloves and be careful. “Don’t get and stepped on a cardboard is is hardly a new the morning. When I heard it
splinters,” she said. box with such perfect precision phenomenon. In my rst year was Brian Marschhauser, it made In the moments after I sliced
that I deeply lacerated a toe on on this earth, my curiosity got sense.” my nger open, I dropped my
Long story short, I did my right foot. Silver lining: I the best of me. I crawled over to pocketknife on the ground and
not wear gloves and I was learned that morning how to a wire and took a healthy bite, So, it was tting that on Friday stared at it for a second. I had
not careful. Had I heeded clean blood out of a carpet. electrocuting myself before I night (Sept. 4), two days before been gifted that pocketknife
my wise wife’s words for just could even walk. I still have the I turned 33 years old, as I was two years earlier and, almost
a millisecond, I would have Once, while walking with scar on my lip. thinking about the fun weekend immediately after receiving it,
enjoyed a splinter-free day. I my wife and dog in the park, ahead, I sliced through my left my wife felt how sharp it was
consider myself to be at least I was picking up rocks and A few years later, I jumped into pointer nger with a sharp and told me that I should get
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continued to injure and maim the air, but before I could catch open my foot, which was stitched had made it two years since my
it, I misstepped and fell down up at the hospital. Back at our last maiming. I thought I was So, if I’ve learned any lessons
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KAI German Shepherd owned by cen-
FROM PAGE 24
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Kai was bred in Germany and

munity’s open space trails. arrived as a pup on a Lufthansa

Evers, who grew up in Darien, ight at JFK in the middle of a

Conn., started out catching and snowstorm, Bose recalled.

studying turtles and frogs in his ey became fast friends and

backyard. He soon added a py- Kai had no trouble easing into

thon, chinchilla, iguana and other his role as nanny, protector and

exotic pets to his menagerie. Af- friends of both the wolves and

ter graduating from college and Evers’ troop.

traveling the world, he worked for “He gave me everything I could

several rescue organizations be- have asked for,” she said.

fore launching Animal Embassy For Bose, the connection with

in 2003. Kai was “unconditional, nonjudg-

He met Bose shortly after- mental.”

wards. And that’s how Kai even- Bose and a few close friends

tually got in with the other furred bid goodbye to her beloved com-

and feathered crowd. panion during a brief ceremony

Bose grew up obsessed with at Rainbow Bridge Crematory in

horses. While a fourth-grader Yorktown.

at Pequenakonck Elementary “Kai lived a long, wonderful life.

School, she frequently sneaked He was an exceptional animal in

over to Old Salem Farm across every way,” she said.

the road where she would “beg,

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CHAMBER to participate, but in the end not is always a concern. However, the procedures and revenue streams. ting by, hanging on in hopes this
holding it this year is the prudent biggest deciding factor in cancel- e nancial impact for any will soon pass. As we head into
FROM PAGE 8 and practical thing to do. ling the Street Fair is the safety the fall, and then winter, eateries
of the public. We balanced the business or organization that may choose to install outdoor
We also chose not to have our Some in Congress have called environment of normalcy the cannot conduct business as usual heaters and tents to make the
usual musical acts and other stage for a liability shield to protect Street Fair would provide against is profound. However, since the atmosphere more hospitable, but
attractions, to prevent clusters of businesses from lawsuits stem- the requirement for maximum and Chamber is a volunteer organiza- all of that comes with additional
people from gathering in one area ming from the spread of corona- uncompromised public safety. tion, with some very generous costs. Some eateries are not set up
and instead would have a DJ for virus. Does the Chamber sup- members stepping up to help, we for the outdoor dining experi-
music and entertainment. Our port such legislation, and did the We also took into account the are in the fortunate position where ence, or were not able to take full
carnival rides were to be switched lack of a liability shield in uence enormous size of the Street Fair. we can continue to help and advo- advantage of the outdoor oppor-
out in favor of safe amusements the Chamber’s decision in regard Last year, we had over 15,000 cate for the businesses and people tunities. We believe a hard look by
like miniature golf. to the Street Fair? attendees pass through the one- of Yorktown. our state o cials is warranted, and
day event. e Street Fair covers should be ongoing. Of course, we
All the above entailed countless Yes, the Chamber supports that 30,000 square feet of outdoor As the colder weather sets in, must always consider the safety of
hours of discussions and planning, legislation, with the quali ca- space. ose factors, coupled with do you have concerns about the the public.
and the safety measures did not tion that it will also depend on the multiple ways to enter the local economy and particular
just stop there. Nevertheless, at how such legislation is written. area from surrounding streets (i.e. industries like restaurants that What sort of ripple e ect, if
the end of the day, after a rigor- Businesses have endured great Commerce, Veterans), made it to- have been required to reduce any, have you seen on the local
ous discussion among our board hardships, and many have not and tally impractical to guarantee the their indoor capacities by 50%? economy with some schools re-
of directors, we made the very will not survive. e long-term safety of all participants. Should New York State revise its maining closed or delaying their
di cult, but we think absolutely viability of our locally owned social distancing guidelines as a opening?
responsible and correct, decision businesses is paramount to both What impact has this decision result?
to postpone the 2020 Street Fair. the health of our economy and the and social distancing in gen- ere are a great many con-
It always has been a destination health of citizens who depend on eral have on the nances of the We are extremely concerned cerns regarding school closings.
event for Yorktown and the entire these small- to medium-size busi- Chamber? for our eateries as the cold Students can learn via a video
region, enjoying great support and nesses (SMBs). weather approaches and the screen, but they should follow
enthusiasm from thousands of e need for social distancing, outdoor dining initiatives set their standard daily schedule, as
people near and far. Regarding the decision to not and the pandemic as a whole, forth by our town o cials begin if they were learning in person.
hold this years’s Street Fair, we live has had a substantial e ect on to have less of a positive impact. On paper, this all sounds ne, but,
We thank all who were willing in a litigious society, and liability the Chamber’s normal operating Even with the outdoor dining, practically speaking, this may not
many restaurants are barely get- be so cut-and-dried for our special
needs children, and for elementary
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for your be able, as a parent, to work from
business or personal home if you have to monitor and
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Thursday, September 10, 2020 Yorktown News – Page 23

OBITUARIES

Nicholas Bellomo In 2016, he received a scholarship who had a passion of advocating for ani-

from Penske Automotive Group for mal rights. He loved all sports and was a

Nicholas Bellomo, a 24-year-old Excellence in Academic Achievement. very ardent fan of motorsports, in par-

young man, resident of Yorktown In May 2014, Nicholas was one of four ticular NASCAR. With the help of the

Heights, son of Rudolph and Rosalia students, in Westchester County to re- Make-a-Wish Foundation, he was able

Bellomo, passed unexpectedly on Aug. ceive a scholarship by “Student Advo- to go to Atlanta Motor Speedway and

8. cacy” for Outstanding Educational and meet all of the top drivers and teams, as

He was a 2014 honor student gradu- Personal Achievements, despite having well as having a personal meeting with

ate of Lakeland High School. He went the day-to-day di culties of a neuromus- NASCAR legends, Je Gordon and

on to excel at Westchester Commu- cular disease. Richard Petty.

nity College, graduating with honors, In July 2017, Nicholas achieved the Nicholas was an exemplary person. He

achieving a 3.5 GPA, and was a mem- rank of Eagle Scout as a member of managed to charm and inspire everyone

ber of the Alpha Beta Gamma Honor Troop 165 of Yorktown. is rank is he met. He leaves behind a legacy of

Society. In 2016, he continued his stud- achieved by about 1 percent of all boy educational excellence, kindness, self-

ies and was accepted to Pace University, scouts. As part of his Eagle Scout project, lessness, a hard work ethic, and love for

where he excelled as a journalism and he made repairs to facilities at the SPCA his family, friends, teachers and animals.

communication major. While at Pace, of Westchester as well as a fundraiser and He is survived by his parents, aunts,

he became a member of Phi eta Kap- pet adoption event. For this e ort, Nich- uncles, cousins, grandmother, godfather,

pa Honor Society. He graduated Cum olas was awarded the honor of Humane and friends, who will miss him dearly. FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER

Laude in May 2019, receiving a bach- Education and Youth Service Award by Although he has gone too soon, his im- Nicholas Bellomo receives his Eagle Scout
elor of arts degree from Dyson College the Westchester SPCA. pact on every one he met will last for kerchief at a ceremony in 2017.
of Arts & Science. many years to come.
Nicholas was a kind and gentle person

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9/11 funds allegedly looted by former laywer

Yorktown man accused of stealing $930,000 from retired o cer

BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER with theft of government funds. life-threatening medical condi- deposited into an account con- telling the client for more than
EDITOR He answered to the charge at the tions, including cancer, as a result trolled by Vila, according to the three years that the money Vila
White Plains Courthouse. of the rescue and recovery work he complaint. A month later, Vila stole had yet to be released by the
A disbarred Yorktown lawyer is performed at Ground Zero. e allegedly sent the retired o cer a fund,” said Acting U.S. Attorney
accused of stealing nearly $1 mil- According to a complaint pre- retired o cer allegedly hired Vila, check for $103,062.20—about 10 Audrey Strauss in a press release.
lion from a police o cer’s 9/11 pared by Daniel Goldstein, a whose now-defunct website says percent of the sum—and kept and “Further, Vila lied to his client
Victim Compensation Fund, ac- special agent with the Depart- he is a former lieutenant com- spent the remaining $927,559.84. about his standing, continuing to
cording to the U.S. Attorney’s Of- ment of Justice, Vila was disbarred mander with the NYPD, to le a hold himself out as an attorney
in December 2015 following a claim on his behalf. During a meeting in February even after he had been disbarred.”
ce for the Southern District of felony grand larceny conviction. 2020 between Vila and the re-
New York. However, he allegedly continued On Sept. 13, 2016, tired o cer, the disbarred lawyer Attempts to reach Vila were
to represent a retired New York $1,030,622.04 was awarded to the allegedly admitted to stealing the unsuccessful. Phone numbers as-
Gustavo L. Vila, a 62-year-old City Police Department o cer, retired o cer through the 9/11 money. sociated with his former law rm
Yorktown resident, was arrested who had been diagnosed with Victim Compensation Fund and had been disconnected.
on ursday, Sept. 3, and charged “Vila allegedly lied to his client,

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BOYS LACROSSE

Yorktown’s Regan chooses Nazareth

BY MIKE SABINI “ e great lacrosse tradition a high standard, gives him the Brendan Regan passes. FILE PHOTO/DEENA BELL
CONTRIBUTING WRITER was de nitely a bonus to me,” Re- con dence that he will succeed at
gan said. “When I went to watch Nazareth.
Yorktown senior middie Bren- a game this year, I saw the strong
dan Regan is continuing the tradi- support from the Nazareth la- “We learn early that you play
tion of Huskers taking their game crosse alumni. I also participated as a team and not as individuals,”
to the next level, as he has decided in a Zoom call with the coaches, Regan said.“You cannot take any-
to play at Division III powerhouse and a number of lacrosse alumni. thing for granted, because there
Nazareth College. Listening to them tell stories are many good players looking to
about their lacrosse experiences, get on the eld. I am able to play
“ ere were many things that and championship memories, against really talented teammates
made me want to attend and play made me notice, how tight the who keep pushing me to get bet-
at Nazareth,” Regan said. “ e Naz lacrosse community is. is ter each day, and the Yorktown
coaching sta is great, and they made me realize that I want to be coaching sta does a great job of
run a high-tempo o ense. e fa- part of that lacrosse program, and preparing us for di erent situa-
cilities stood out, and are amazing, one day we can make something tions. Watching the way the older
from the school buildings, to ath- happen, and hopefully win a na- kids approached the game and set
letic accommodations. I also felt tional championship, like years expectations for the younger kids
at home there. When I stepped past.” set a positive example for us to fol-
on the campus, I just knew that low. You don’t want to let anyone
Nazareth was where, I wanted to Regan’s individual goal at Naz- down. You want to be able to look
go spend four years, after high areth is to be a great teammate at the alumni, and them be proud
school.” who contributes to the success of of you.”
the team.
Regan is going to a program While Regan is looking for-
with a rich tradition, as Nazareth “I know it will be a big adjust- ward to playing at the Rochester-
won national titles, in 1992, 1996 ment from high school to college, based school, he knows there is
and 1997, and has garnered 10 so I want to be in a position to still un nished business to take
Empire 8 Conference titles from contribute when my number is care of at Yorktown.
2000 to 2017. called to get in the game,” Regan
said. “My team goals at Nazareth “I’m going into my senior year,
e Golden Flyers have made are hopefully to win the Empire 8 and there is a lot I want to do with
22 appearances in the NCAA Conference all four years, and win this year’s team,” Regan said. “I
tournament from 1988 through a national championship one of believe our team has great talent,
2017. those years.” and tons of potential. My goals
for this year’s team are to win a
Nazareth ended this past sea- Regan said that playing at Yor- section nal and, most impor-
son, abbreviated because of CO- ktown, where players are held to tantly, win a state championship.”
VID-19, at 5-2.

Fall season delayed again

‘Lower risk’ sports can now begin Sept. 29

BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER schools can start their varsity and York State; however, the lack of competitions.” bara added, “ e Section contin-
SPORTS EDITOR junior varsity seasons on Tuesday, available pool facilities could derail “As always, the Section has ues to be guided by a belief in the
Sept. 29. the season. value that interscholastic sports
e high-school fall sports sea- made the safety and wellbeing participation contributes to stu-
son was initially slated to begin No open workouts or practices “Section 1 may have to consider of our student-athletes, coaches, dent-athletes’ feeling of belonging
weeks ago on Monday, Aug. 24. can be held before that date. postponing girls swimming to an- o cials, and communities its and overall social-emotional well-
But, in an e ort to allow schools other season,” the committee said. top priority,” said Todd San- being.”
to reopen safely before worry- After consulting with district tabarbara, executive director of
ing about extracurricular activi- administrators, the Executive Football,volleyball,and compet- Section 1, on ursday, Sept. 3. Not all Section 1 school dis-
ties, the New York State Public Council said, “It is evident there is itive cheer are considered “higher “Today’s decisions by the Execu- tricts are required to begin the fall
High School Athletic Association a desire and focus on the reopen- risk.” Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in tive Committee represents a bal- season Sept. 29, something the
pushed the starting date back by ing of schools and the safety of all a press conference last month, ance between supporting schools governing body noted in its press
four weeks until Monday, Sept. those involved.” said these sports can practice but as they reopen amid this complex release: “A district may choose to
21. In that same vein, the Section not compete, leaving Section 1 to and unprecedented time, while delay the start of their fall season
1 Executive Committee has de- Only four sports have been await further guidance from the also providing for the safe return beyond Sept. 29 based on their in-
layed fall sports once again, declar- given the green light to compete state. If none comes, Section 1 will for our student-athletes to inter- dividual district needs.”
ing last week that its 82 member this fall: cross country, eld hock- consider moving to a condensed scholastic competition.”
ey, girls tennis, and soccer. Girls season model “to a ord the ability Section 1’s Executive Commit-
swimming is also considered a for those high-risk sports to have With that in mind, Santabar- tee will meet again before Sept. 29.
low/moderate-risk sport by New

‘Today’s decision by the Executive Committee represents a balance between supporting schools as they reopen amid this complex and
unprecedented time, while also providing for the safe return for our student-athletes to interscholastic competition.’

–Todd Santabarbara
Executive Director, Section 1


Page 26 – Yorktown News SPORTS Thursday, September 10, 2020

BOYS SOCCER

A Look Back: Lakeland’s Hourahan wins gold

Coached Hudson Valley in Empire State Games

BY MIKE SABINI

CONTRIBUTING WRITER my Lakeland players had played in this Up in Bu alo, Hudson Valley advanced cluding Mahopac’s Jesse Chan and Hen-

massive event every summer during the to the gold-medal game, after beating drick Hudson’s Jose Bustamante.

A decade ago, the Empire State Games previous years, and when the opportu- Long island (4-2), Central New York (4- “To be honest, the Hudson Valley Re-

were quite an experience for Lakeland nity arose that I could coach the team, 3), and Western New York (2-0). gion has been loaded with talent, for a

coach Tim Hourahan, who won a gold I jumped on it. Coach [Sharon] Sarsen “ is matched us up against New York long time now,” Hourahan said. “ is has

medal. (Lakeland eld hockey), was a major City in the gold-medal game which, we become very evident over the past decade

“ e summer of 2010, I took over factor in helping me get started in the did win, 1-0,” Hourahan said. “I can still with the success of Section 1 teams in the

the Hudson Valley team in the Empire program, and really gave me some great see it clear as day, 10 years later. It was a state tournament and also the college ID

State Games,” said Hourahan, a 1996 advice on how to handle the preparation ball served in from Christian Dominguez camp that I have been running over the

Somers High School graduate. “Many of leading up to the games.” (Su ern) and nished by Pat Noonan of previous three years, and attracting 40-50

FDR (Section 9). With it being with only coaches from all over the northeast to at-

ve minutes left in the game, it was ab- tend.”

solute pandemonium on the sideline and When Hourahan coached the Hud-

on the eld, and to this day is one of my son Valley squad in 2010, he was the rst

one of my favorites moments as a coach. high-school soccer coach to coach that

Watching the boys celebrate was just an team in more than a decade.

amazing thing to watch.” “ e previous head coaches had all

Hourahan was the Hudson Valley head been guys on the club side of things, and

coach, with his assistant being Tim Ga- they were not just drawing from a big

van. enough pool,” Hourahan said. “When I

“At the time I had been doing a bit of brought in other high-school coaches to

O.D.P. training (Olympic Development help run tryouts and run training ses-

Program) with Coach Gavin, and he sions, it just opened up the player pool,

was a soccer coach at Albertus Magnus and picking 16 guys from nearly 100 who

in 2010,” Hourahan said. “But this rela- tried out, there was just always going to

tionship, from that experience, has really be enough talent to be very successful in

grown, and he is now an AD at Mag- that tournament.”

PHOTO: GEORGE METZ nus and someone who I talk to regularly Unfortunately, 2010 was the last year

Tim Hourahan (farthest right, back row), with his gold-medal winning Hudson Valley about soccer and high-school sports.” for the summer version of the games.
squad in 2010 e team had 16 players, 13 of them “ e funds were no longer there to

from either Section 1 or Section 9, in- keep running this Olympic-styled event

Wood Fire the way they had,” Hourahan said. “Ath-
letes were given free room and board

Pizza in college dorms, free food on campus,
Fridays as well as transportation to the Empire
State Games. Athletes did not have to

pay at all to participate, outside of a $10

tryout fee, and I don’t think you will ever

see something like that again in the crazy

world of youth sports and the cost associ-

ated with it.”

Delicious at 2010 roster had kids who went on
lobster to play high level Division 1, 2 and 3 soc-
rolls cer, and one player who had been play-
ing semi-professional with the Kingston

Stockade.

“ ere is now another player from Rye

Neck, Ivan Rodriguez, who was named

Section 1 Small Schools Player of the

Year, and is now back coaching high-

Fresh school soccer at Rye Neck, and that is
Homemade great to see,” Hourahan said. “Overall, it
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Thursday, September 10, 2020 LEGAL NOTICES Yorktown News – Page 29

NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS minimum of 10’ is required as per Commerce Street, Yorktown, (60) days after the actual date of of Elections website www.
section 300-14(B) and Appendix NY 10598 (please enter from the the opening thereof. westchestergov.com/boe.
NOTICE IS HEREBY A of the Town Zoning Code. Veterans Road entrance to the
GIVEN pursuant to Sections This property is located in a R1- back of the building). If mailed, sealed proposals Diana L. Quast, Town Clerk
37 and 240 of Town Law, 20 Zone. must be addressed in care of the Town of Yorktown
Laws of New York State, 1948 EARLY VOTING DAYS & Town Clerk at the above address.
and Section 283.301 of the ACME REALTY TIMES ARE AS FOLLOWS: Certified Municipal Clerk
Westchester County Code that Property Address: 2013 DIANA QUAST, RMC, CMC
I, the undersigned, Receiver of • Saturday, October 24: 12 p.m. Town Clerk LLC FORMATION NOTICE
Taxes of the Town of Yorktown, Crompond Rd. – 5 p.m.
have received from the Supervisor Section 37.14, Block 1, Lot 45 Town of Yorktown S4K Ventures LLC, Arts of
of said Town the warrant for the This is an application for a • Sunday, October 25: 12 p.m. Org. filed with Sec. of State
collection of School Taxes of the – 5 p.m. LEGAL NOTICE of NY (SSNY) 8/18/2020.
said Town of Yorktown for the special use permit for an outside LAKELAND CENTRAL Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig.
Year 2020/2021 and that I will storage area with a 8’ fence • Monday, October 26: 8 a.m. as agent upon whom process
attend daily, Saturdays, Sundays around it.This property is located – 4 p.m. SCHOOL DISTRICT against may be served & shall
and Holidays excepted, and with in a C-3 zone. COLLECTOR’S NOTICE OF mail process to 540 N. State
the exception of days hereinafter • Tuesday, October 27: 12 p.m. Rd., Ste. 7, Briarcliff Manor, NY
specified. MAZZELLA – 8 p.m. SCHOOL TAXES 10510. General Purpose.
Property Address: 2060
FROM EIGHT (8) • Wednesday, October 28: 8 Lakeland Central School LLC FORMATION NOTICE
O’CLOCK A.M. UNTIL Allan Ave. a.m. – 4 p.m. District, Specific to Putnam
FOUR (4) O’CLOCK P.M., at Section 37.18, Black 2, Lot 30 County, New York, Towns of Notice of Formation of 268
my office, Town Hall, Yorktown This is an application to allow • Thursday, October 30: 12 Putnam Valley, Philipstown, Glenhill Avenue Realty, LLC.
Heights, New York for the p.m. – 8 p.m. and Carmel. Having received Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY
purpose of receiving payment of a building lot with an area of for the Collection of Taxes in on 8/17/2020. Office location:
aforesaid taxes. 10,000 s.f. where a minimum of • Friday, October 31: 8 a.m. – the above named school district, Westchester County. SSNY
20,000 s.f. is required as per 300- 4 p.m. the collection of the same would designated as agent of LLC
NOTICE IS HEREBY 21 and Appendix A of the Town be mailed to Putnam County upon whom process may be
GIVEN, pursuant to the Zoning Code. This property is • Saturday, October 31: 12 p.m. Commissioner of Finance, served. SSNY shall mail process
provisions of the statute aforesaid, located in a R1-10 zone. – 5 p.m. to Delina Sosa, 254 Glenbrook
that the collection of such taxes 40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, Avenue, Yonkers, New York
will begin on September 1, 2020 AHMED • Sunday, November 1: 12 p.m. NY 10512 during the months of 10705. Purpose: any lawful act
and from such date until the Property Address: 1271 – 5 p.m. September and October. or activity.
close of business on the 30th day
of September, 2020, such taxes Fairhills Dr. If you have any questions,please The following penalties shall PLLC FORMATION NOTICE
will be received WITHOUT Section 69.16, Black 1, Lot 10 visit the Westchester County be in effect:
PENALTY OR COLLETION This is an application for a Board of Elections on the web Notice of Formation of
FEE, thereafter, SCHEDULE at https://citizenparticipation. Total taxes 9/1 to 9/30 no Accessible Speech Language
OF PENALTIES to be added as new accessory Apartment. The westchestergov.com or call penalty, 2% interest from 10/2 to Pathology PLLC. Art. Of Org.
follows: apartment will have a floor area (914)995-5700. You may also 10/31. filed with SSNY on 8/03/2020.
of 1148 s.f. where a maximum contact the Town Clerk’s office Office Location: Westchester
1st Half/2nd Half of 800 s.f. is permitted and an at (914)962-8152 or [email protected] After 10/31,the Commissioner County. SSNY designated as
• September: None/None entrance in the front where only yorktownny.org. of Finance will relevy with agent of the PLLC upon whom
• October: 2%/None 1 main entrance is permitted additional penalty added. process against it may be served.
• November: 5%/None on a front side of a building per DIANA L. QUAST, TOWN SSNY shall mail process to:
• December-January: 7%/ sections 300-21,300-38(B) 4 and CLERK Optional payment by 21 Buena Vista Ave Cortlandt
None 5 of Town Zoning installments: first half of tax plus Manor, NY 10567. Purpose: any
• February-March: 10%/10% TOWN OF YORKTOWN one-half of the 4% service charge, lawful purpose.
• Thereafter to Date of Sale: Code. payable to the Commissioner of
12%/12% CERTIFIED MUNICIPAL Finance 9/1/-9/15; second-half LLC FORMATION NOTICE
By resolution of the Town AHMED of the tax plus one-half of the
Board these taxes may be paid in Property Address: 1271 CLERK 4% service charge payable to the Christa C Wellness LLC,
two equal installments. Dated at Commissioner of Finance after Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of
the Town of Yorktown this 31st Fairhills Dr. NOTICE TO BIDDERS 11/1 but before 3/15/2021. State of NY (SSNY) 7/17/20.
day of August 2020 Section 69.16, Black 1, Lot 10 Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig.
This is an application to Sealed bids will be received by Lakeland Central School as agent upon whom process
Barbara A. Korsak the Town Clerk of the Town of District against may be served & shall
construct an addition with a front Yorktown, Westchester County, mail process to 16 Patrick Lane,
Receiver of Taxes yard setback of 70.07’ where a New York, at the Town Hall, Commissioner of Finance Valhalla, NY 10595. General
minimum of 75’ is required and a 363 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown Purpose.
ZONING BOARD PUBLIC side yard setback of 23.26’ where Heights, New York, until 11:00 Tax Collector
NOTICE a minimum of 30’ is required. A.M., on Wednesday, October LLC FORMATION NOTICE
This proposed addition will have 7, 2020 for Various Chemicals PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY an accessory apartment with a for the Yorktown Heights Water TOWN OF YORKTOWN Notice of Formation of
floor area of 1148 s.f. where a Pollution Control Plant. VOTER REGISTRATION Ka’Mor Collections, LLC.
GIVEN that a public hearing maximum of 800 s.f. is permitted & ABSENTEE BALLOT Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY
and an apartment entrance in the Specifications and standard on 07/29/2020. Office location:
will be held by the Zoning front where only 1 main entrance proposals for the bid may be APPLICATION Westchester County. SSNY
is permitted on the front side of obtained at the office of the Town GENERAL ELECTION designated as agent of LLC
Board of Appeals of the Town a building. Required variance Clerk at said Town Hall. Bid upon whom process may be
are per 300-21, Appendix A and documents may also be obtained In order to vote in the served. SSNY shall mail process
of Yorktown on Thursday, 300-38(B)4 and 5 of the Town on the Town of Yorktown’s General Election scheduled to Kerryann K. Simpson, 1876
Zoning Code. This property is website at www.yorktownny.org for November 3, 2020, Voter Carhart Ave, Peekskill, NY
September 24, 2020 at 6:30 P.M located in a R1-80 zone. (under Bids & RFPs link) and Registration Forms must be 10566. Purpose: any lawful act
www.EmpireStateBidSystem. postmarked no later than or activity.
ALL PARTICIPANTS PUBLIC NOTICE com. October 9, 2020.
LLC FORMATION NOTICE
MUST REGISTER IN The Westchester County Board The bidder assumes the In order to vote by Absentee
of Elections has announced the risk of any delay in the mail Ballot in the General Election Notice of Formation of
ADVANCE USING THE times and locations for early or in the handling of mail by scheduled for November 3, zakco LLC. Art. Of Org. filed
voting for the Presidential and the employees of the Town of 2020, Application Forms must with SSNY on 7/30/2020.
FOLLOWING LINK: General Election. Yorktown. Whether sent by mail be postmarked no later than Office Location: Westchester
or means of personal delivery, the October 27, 2020. County. SSNY designated as
https://us02web.zoom. Early voting will take place bidder assumes the responsibility agent of the LLC upon whom
from October 24 through for having bids in on time and at VOTER REGISTRATION
us/meeting/register/tZwrf- November 1. the place specified above. FORMS and ABSENTEE SEE LEGALS PAGE 31
BALLOT APPLICATION
mvpz4oHdzw1wuVbXopGiu The designated polling location The Town of Yorktown FORMS may be obtained at the
in the Town of Yorktown is the reserves the right to waive any Office of the Town Clerk, 363
og5RD-V8S Albert A. Capellini Community informalities in the bids, to Underhill Avenue, Yorktown
& Cultural Center Gym, 1974 reject any or all bids and reserves Heights, New York 10598 or
MANNING the right to accept that bid call 914-962-5722, x209 or on
which it deems most favorable the Westchester County’s Board
Property Address: 304 Alden to the interests of the Town
Rd. of Yorktown. No bidder may
withdraw his bid within sixty
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Thursday, September 10, 2020 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE Yorktown News – Page 31

County-wide business NEWYORK-PRESBYTERIAN
organization to launch HUDSON VALLEY HOSPITAL

BY BOB GIORDANO ktown businesses while expanding our reach PHOTO COURTESY OF JOSEFA PAGANUZZI
GUEST WRITER throughout the county.
Stacey Petrower, NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital president,
e recent impact to our local independent We will focus on advocacy, education, ad- congratulates interns for their contributions on the last day of the program.
businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic vising, and mentoring, and these e orts in-
has been devastating. Locally owned busi- clude being a conduit of information to local youHtohspeimtapllohyomstesnstupmromgerram
nesses are smaller and do not have the re- businesses and fostering a progressive and
sources to sustain extended closures or severe sustainable economic development environ- With limited employment options for teens this summer,NewYork-Presbyterian,
reductions in customer activity. e York- ment for Westchester County. WIBA will be in Cortlandt Manor, opened its doors to employees’ children interested in medical
town Small Business Association has worked the voice of local business to local, county and careers and provided 153 paid internships throughout their hospitals this summer.
to support local independent businesses for state government to ensure the interests of
seven years and now sees a need to expand local independent businesses are represented. Eleven interns were placed at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital
our work. By building alliances with existing business in various departments including critical care, the hospital pharmacy, nursing, and
organizations, we can amplify their work in operations.
Our economic community has grown out- the business community.
side of the borders of Yorktown to encompass
the greater Westchester County area. e WIBA invites business organizations, eco-
Yorktown Small Business Association will nomic development institutions, educational
launch a new initiative called the Westches- institutions, and local businesses to join us in
ter Independent Business Alliance (WIBA) creating a more thriving and sustainable eco-
and will coordinate with organizations and nomic community in Westchester County.
resources to assist independent businesses
throughout the entire county of Westches- Bob Giordano is the founder of the Yorktown
ter. We remain committed to our roots in Small Business Association. For more information,
Yorktown and will continue to support Yor- contact Giordano at [email protected] or
914-874-4347 or visit westchesterIBA.com.

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