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Published by Halston Media, 2019-09-19 17:11:53

The Somers Record 09.19.19

Vol. 9 No. 24 Visit TapIntoSomers.net for the latest news. Thursday, September 19, 2019

NEVER FORGET Sewers may finally be
in the pipeline for two
Somers holds 9/11
Remembrance lake communities

Ceremony BY CAROL REIF
CONTRIBUTING WRITER

e Town Board voted unanimously ursday to establish Somers
Sanitary Sewer District No. 2, contingent upon the state’s approval of
its plan for Lake Shenorock and Lake Lincolndale and the outcome of
a possible public vote.

If other things fall into place, such as the town’s gaining access to
Westchester County’s sewage treatment plant in Peekskill, the design
phase of the multi-million dollar project could get under way next
year, with construction on Phase 1 wrapping up in late 2021.

Consultants said at the Sept. 12 public hearing that the political
cloud hovering over the project appears to have lifted.

With County Executive George Latimer on board, Somers has
high hopes that Westchester legislators will vote early next year to
allow it to send wastewater to Peekskill.

e two hamlets are located within the Croton Watershed of the New
York City Department of Environmental Protection reservoir system.

Forward movement is key to Somers’tapping $10 million in DEP qual-
ity improvement funds. It is chasing another $3 million in state grants.

PHOTOS: JODI WEINBERGER BACKGROUND
Besides improving water quality, the project aims to improve recre-

ational opportunities at both lakes.
e city set aside about $70 million in 1998 to protect its water-

shed. at pot has been whittled down to $30 million. If Somers
doesn’t show progress, other communities might call dibs on its piece
of the pie.

Phase 1 would cost between $10 million and $13 million and in-
volve 88 properties in Lake Shenorock and 45 in Lake Lincolndale.
Phase 2 is expected to cost $28 million to $30 million; Phase 3, $21

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Page 2 – The Somers Record ELEPHANT’S TRUNK Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Staff Support YMCA SWC Tag Sale Interested vendors should call
the Special Halloween Parade 914-841-7842 or email [email protected]
EDITORIAL TEAM Olympics e Annual Somers Women’s somerswomensclub.com. To
JODI WEINBERGER e YMCA’s 23rd Annual Club Tag Sale is from 9 a.m. to make a donation, or for more
Help raise money for the ath- Halloween Parade will be Sun- 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Reis information, call 845-282-9283.
EDITOR: 914-302-5830 letes of Special Olympics New day, Oct. 27, at Reis Park. Line- Park on Route 139 in Somers.
[email protected] York by supporting the several up begins at 11:45 a.m. and the Proceeds will support chari-
groups from Somers taking the parade begins at noon. is is a ere will be a huge sale of new table community club activities,
BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER 2019 Westchester Polar Plunge free family event with trunk or and used items featuring books including back-to-school cloth-
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-302-5628 on Saturday, Nov. 16. Visit treat, games, and a costume con- and toys, housewares, small fur- ing/supplies, holiday food/gifts
[email protected] http://events.nyso.org/ for more test. For more information, visit niture, collectibles, baskets and for area families, high school and
information. community-ymca.cnw.org. jewelry/boutique, as well as a summer day camp scholarships,
ADVERTISING TEAM gardening table, ra es, bake as well as continued cooperation
LISA KAIN sale, and many outside vendors. with community service groups
such as Support Connection,
914-351-2424 Putnam/Northern Westchester
[email protected] Women’s Shelter, Community
Center of Northern Westches-
PAUL FORHAN ter, and Friends of Karen.
914-202-2392
[email protected] and Deli Ben Fest
CORINNE STANTON Picking Party
845-621-4049 291 Route 100, Somers • 914.277.8539 • route100market.com
[email protected] e Westchester Bluegrass
JENNIFER CONNELLY Football Season will be having Ben Fest on Sat-
914-334-6335 urday September 21, celebrat-
[email protected] is HERE! ing the Life of our dear friend
BRUCE HELLER Ben Freed. e Day will in-
914-202-2941 MAKE US YOUR GAME- clude a Slow Jam hosted by Jay
[email protected] TIME HEADQUARTERS Grabowski and Randi Carboni,
Mandolin Workshop with Mike
PRODUCTION TEAM Deli, Beer, Soda, Chips & MORE! Sassano and Wayne Fugate. e
TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL Sleepy Hollow String band will
host the event along with vari-
PRODUCTION MANAGER ous friends playing a couple of
DESIGNER/PHOTOGRAPHER sets of Bluegrass Music. Folks
[email protected] can bring chairs and a snack to
share for the festivities and their
CHRISTINA ROSE choice of drinks. e event will
ASST PRODUCTION MANAGER take place in the Lake Purdys
Clubhouse located at 33 Lake
DESIGNER Way, Purdys, form 3-10 p.m.
[email protected] Donation: $10.

EXECUTIVE TEAM Hebrew
BRETT FREEMAN Congregation
of Somers High
PUBLISHER: 845-208-8151
[email protected] Holidays

SHELLEY KILCOYNE at HICKORY BBQ RUBS AMAZIN’ CAJUN Join Hebrew Congregation
VP OF SALES: SRIRACHA CHILI BROWN SUGAR BOURBON of Somers for the High Holi-
SAUCES HONEY GARLIC CARIBBEAN JERK days. Rabbi Shoshana Leis and
845-621-1116 SWEET ASIAN CHILI SPICY SRIRACHA Cantor Ruth Ossher will lead
[email protected] BUFFALO MILD GARLIC PARMESAN inspiring and meaningful ser-
BUFFALO MEDIUM BOURBON MOLASSES vices open to all, at no charge.
Deadlines Advance registration is required.
GOLDEN BBQ Rosh Hashana services are Sun-
THE SOMERS RECORD DEADLINE day night September 29, Mon-
THE DEADLINE FOR ADVERTISEMENTS Let Us Cater day, September 30 and Tuesday,
Your Next October 1. Kol Nidre is Monday
AND EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS FOR Party or Event! night October 7 and Yom Kip-
pur services are Tuesday, Octo-
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BEFORE THE NEXT PUBLICATION DATE. Somers welcomes all levels of
observance and interfaith fami-
FOR MORE INFORMATION, lies. For more information, visit
CALL JODI WEINBERGER AT www.hebrewcongregationof-
914-302-5830 OR EMAIL somers, email [email protected]
[email protected] gregationofsomers.org or call
914-248-9532.
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Thursday, September 19, 2019 The Somers Record – Page 3

Scouts summit Baldy Mountain

Boy Scouts from Somers Troop 376, along with their unique history of ancient Native Americans, Spanish con-
adult advisors, Rich Cassin, Andy Cheung (Troop Scout- quistadors, mountain men, land barons, miners, loggers and
master), Jimmy Smith, and Gary Rivera, recently completed cowboys.
a 90-mile backpacking expedition through the
rugged, high-altitude New Mexico backcountry.

e seven boys and four adults experienced
an adventure of a lifetime over 12 days on the
trail. Highlights included wildlife encounters
(deer, cattle, rattlesnakes, and bears); unmarked
trail navigation in the Valle Vidal (part of Car-
son National Forest), hail/lightning/thunder
storms, muzzle-loader ri e and cowboy action
(pistol, ri e, shotgun) shooting; burro packing,
and summitting Baldy Mountain (12,441 feet).

e Scouts trip took place on the Philmont
Scout Ranch, which is the Boy Scouts of Amer-
ica’s largest high-adventure base. e property
covers 137,000 acres, about 214 square miles, of
rugged mountain wilderness in the Sangre de
Christo (Blood of Christ) range of the Rocky
Mountains in northern New Mexico. Philm-
ont Scout Ranch operates dozens of sta ed
and trail camps. Philmont has high mountains
with rough terrain and elevations that range
from 6.500 to 12,441 feet. e property has a

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pools in Lake Shenorock and there, experts say. phone:a7v1e7ra-6ge63s-e4w1e1r9fees aren’t expected district, whichever number is feared costs would rise if the dis-

Lake Lincolndale is 40 to 50 Somers has already sepmenatil: [email protected]$c1o,m200 under the plan. lower. Signatures must be veri ed trict is “sold” to a waste-manage-

times greater than environmental $847,000 in state funds for Lfaaxk: e717A-3c5t8u-a2l603 per-property costs— by a notary public. ment company.

experts recommend. Shenorock’s stormwater Sailems-Repb:aJseedff Aosntomr arket value—would Shenorock resident Linda Lu- “ is is a municipal district; it

Lake Shenorock su ers from provements. It plans a similar range from $500 to $2,200 a year ciano, a project foe, plans to post can’t be sold,” Baroni responded,

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Joe Barbagallo told the crowd of ways of protecting the lakes, such “If anyone operates it privately,

about 20 that “we’ve been doing as aeration systems and retention they’re not going to be in it to
thisSIGNATURE long enough to know that ponds. DATE PmRINaTiNnAMtaE in the status quo; they’re

everyone gets the granite out and “You want to change the look going to be in it for pro t,” Masi

chisels these numbers in.” of both communities by allowing countered.

CREATING CUSTOMERS FOR LIFE “We work very hard to make people to expand and put up big- Lake Lincolndale’s Paul Funk,
sure that these aren’t low-ball,” ger homes on these small parcels a licensed septic system contrac-

he said. and then raise their taxes because tor, argued that it’s far cheaper

When reviewing projects, the we all know that’s how it works.” to replace failed septics than to

state Comptroller’s O ce looks “If it was about cleaning up the build a public sewer system.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019 The Somers Record – Page 5

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Page 6 – The Somers Record Thursday, September 19, 2019

Changes at Saint Luke’s
Episcopal Church

e following is from Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church:

Somers Hamlet is chang- Luke’s undertook the restoration With all of the upgrades

ing and growing rapidly. of the church’s steeple. Impor- and improvements to Somers

Sidewalks, a STEM school, tant work because the incredible Hamlet, it also soon became

condos, an upscale food German crafted organ which is clear Saint Luke’s needed to

store. Yet, in the very cen- so integral to the music program be brought into the twenty-

ter of our town are historic in the church, is situated directly rst century. e church is his-

buildings which seemingly under the steeple. e organ at toric and majestic, but many

don’t change. e Elephant Saint Luke’s was built in Ham- things have changed since 1835.

Hotel sits quietly at a very burg, Germany by the famous anks to funds, gifted to the

busy intersection, the band- and highly sought-after von church by Saint Matthew’s

stand in Bailey Park adds a Beckerath Organ Builders. Ar- Episcopal Church in Bedford,

note of New England charm riving in 2003, and designed spe- through the Bedell Fund, it has

to the hamlet’s green. ci cally for Saint Luke’s Church, been possible to restore the edi-

Saint Luke’s Episcopal it was a very generous gift to the ce, updating and improving it.

Church was established al- parish. ere were concerns the is spring, the work of restor-

most 200 years ago, on Feb- organ could be damaged if a leak ing and improving the exterior

ruary 28, 1835. As one might developed. Work on the steeple of the church commenced, and

expect, the years took their began in the fall of 2018, but was completed, including the

toll on this grand building. was halted until the spring due work on the steeple.

Until now. Last year, Saint to soggy weather. e church’s exterior was

painted, ve new pairs of shut-

ters replaced older worn ones,

the front stairs to the church

were repaired and re-pointed, a

new ramp was constructed, the

stairs to the undercroft were

repaired, and a chairlift was in-

stalled to make the undercroft

more accessible. Now, this dis-

tinguished old church looks

modern and fresh again. e

changes to the church, how-

ever, do not stop outside the en-

trance. Continuing the work of

the rift Shop and the Somers

Food Pantry, new programs are

part of strong community out-

reach interaction. e vitality

of Saint Luke’s attracts many

new people to explore and visit.

Father Mike Watson, Priest-in-

Charge, will celebrate his rst

year in the church on Sunday,

September 22. Everything new

Have your heating system checked now before the cold weather comes. at Saint Luke’s is blending with
and maintaining the good of the

"Service was fast, courteous past.
and professional." Mark C Standing at the busy intersec-

tion of Routes 100 and 202, at

the center of the Somers Ham-

let, Saint Luke’s is a shining, im-

In business for over 35 years! maculate, venerable, joyous and
exciting white building. Estab-

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Thursday, September 19, 2019 The Somers Record – Page 7


Page 8 – The Somers Record Thursday, September 19, 2019

e Somers Library is located at 82 formation Centers (SBICs) help on the SBIC helpline at 914- served for club members. Space is chapter in their life.
Primrose St. Register for programs older adults 60 and over and those 231-3260 or email us at [email protected] limited to 20 people and registra- Bring your ideas, pen and pa-
at somerslibrary.org or by calling caring for the elderly achieve a wlsmail.org with your name, tion is required.
914-232-5717. Programs are better understanding of Medicare number, a time to call from 9 per or laptop so that within a few
funded by the Friends of the Somers health plans and prescription drug a.m. to 5 p.m. and whether your Art Exhibit: Constanza Mal- short weeks you will have devel-
Library through donations. coverage. Information is provided interest is in Medicare services or lol Paintings. September 1 - 30, oped the strategies to become a
about di erent types of govern- other bene ts. A counselor will during library hours. ose who lifelong writer. People of all skill
Senior Benefits Information ment programs. return your call within two busi- experience Constanza Mallol’s levels are welcome. Space is lim-
Center. Every Wednesday, 10 ness days. SBIC will not meet colorful, descriptive still-lifes and ited to 12, so register early!
a.m. to 1 p.m. Senior Bene ts In- If you can’t visit the library in on days the Somers schools are
person, you can leave a message closed due to snow. gures are struck by their reveal- Painting in Autumn With
ing use of light and form. Judika. Mondays, September
FOR RENT Somers Library Non-Fiction (23) and October 7, 10:30 a.m.
Heritage Hills Book Club. Mondays, Oct. 7, Writer’s Workshops with to 12:30 p.m.. It’s fall, an inspi-
Nov. 4 and Dec. 9 from 6:30- Linda Spear: rational season to create more
1 BEDROOM/1.5 BATH, 960 SQ. FT. 8:30 p.m. No mysteries, no love ART. We can draw from nature’s
$2300/MO. PLUS Security Deposit stories, no elves, no schools for • Mondays Writers’ Workshop colors using acrylic paints, water-
magic (not that there’s anything with Linda Spear. Monday, Sep- colors or watercolor oil pencils.
Non-Negotiable, 1 Year Lease Minimum wrong with them!). We will be tember 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21,
concentrating on history, biogra- 28; November 4, 18, 25 and Dec. Famous Women Artists
Max Occupancy: 2 • No Pets phy, technology, astronomy, com- 2, 10:30 a.m to noon (Please reg- Workshop: Four consecutive
Renter Pays Water Usage, Electric,Telephone/Wireless/Cable puters and science. In the future, ister separately to the workshop Fridays - September 27, and Oc-
members will choose the books you would like to attend). tober 4 & 11 from noon to 2 p.m.
Optional: Alarm System Activation to be read. Cookies will be served. An Exploration of the art, per-
Space is limited to 15. OR sonal life and artistic impact of
• 4 Steps • Private One Car Garage • Washer/Dryer • Full Eat-In Kitchen • • ursday Afternoon Writer’s
• Granite Countertops • Stainless Appliances • Electric Full Oven & Microwave • Somers Library Book Club. Workshop with Linda Spear. ve famous women artists. As per
• Open Floor Plan • Terrace • Gym/Outdoor Pool Access • Central Air/Heat • Tuesdays, Oct. 22, Nove. 12, Dec. ursdays, September 26; Octo- grant requirements, preference
10, 6:30 - 8 p.m. is Somers Li- ber 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; November is given to adults 60+ years old.
To apply, email [email protected] brary sponsored book club will be 7, 14, 21 and Dec. 5, 1:00 - 2:30 Please call Reference Librarian
All applications MUST be faxed to 914.232.0227 led by Diana Cunningham, who pm. (Please register separately to Tara Ferretti at 914-232-5717 to
will select the books to be dis- the workshop you would like to register.
cussed at each meeting. e titles attend).
will be mostly ction, but could If there is a book in you,a mem- Recording on Broadway:
also be non- ction or biographi- oir, a ctional recounting of a time An Afternoon with omas Z.
cal. Any Somers library user can in your life or an historical time, Shephard. Saturday, September
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Page 10 – The Somers Record Thursday, September 19, 2019

Happily Opinion
Ever
After

Big day for small business You’ll be sorry!

It feels good to live Dad passed down what you want.”
in a town where away many
people aren’t afraid wasn’t an eye-tooth. years ago. I’ve WHATWAS He gave me a swift
to come out and get to- MAN I was chatting with written quite a few I THINKING? dismissal with his
gether for an afternoon OVERBOARD hand. He wouldn’t
of self-celebration. Last RICK Eileen and her dog,
MELÉN who almost became columns about him: RUTHANN stop; he wouldn’t
a seeing-eye dog for
blind people. Not all his building the grand SCHEFFER write on the pad and

picnic table in the we didn’t know what

Saturday the Somers dogs make it through basement that wouldn’t he was trying to say.

Chamber of Com- the rigorous four-phase t through the base- Joan came into

merce organized such training program, but ment door to the back yard; sanding the the room to check on him. Mom and

an event and closed car tra c to the all dogs who attempt it come out better bathroom door at the top rather than I tattled on Dad and told her he was

Towne Centre so that we could meet for it. What I really need is a hearing- the bottom to t over the new bath- trying to talk and wouldn’t stop. Joan

some of the people behind the small ear dog to watch television with me. I room rug. e best, in my humble opin- leaned down and in a deadly quiet voice

businesses that make each town unique always have to ask my wife what’s going ion, was his comment about my getting issued her not-so veiled threat:

and give a community its character. on in the show because I keep the sound a car: “Girls don’t need their own cars.” “Mr. Batchie, you have such a hand-

I was escorted by my four-legged very low so I can’t hear the commercials. It amazes me that some memories of some mustache. If you don’t shut up, I

friend Gidget, who loves small business. Bark once if the husband killed her, bark Dad still oat into my consciousness, am going to put tape over that mustache

Sometimes when I take her out to “do twice if it was somebody she didn’t know. and don’t have to be triggered by an and pull it o as quickly as I can. You’ll

her business,” she takes so long to nd Hmmm... just as I thought. event or a comment from someone. is be very, very sorry! Do you understand?”

just the right location to make her busi- ere were demonstrations by martial one is typical Dad. Who knows, maybe this is how “wax-

ness successful that I think she must be arts and exercise groups, performances by His voice had become raspy—he was ing” came to be!

quite a businesswoman. Going any- dance teams, and a DJ kept everything a smoker—and he nally went to see Finally someone had stood up to

where with Gidget is a time-consuming moving along. I remember when I was a his doctor. A polyp was discovered on Dad and he had no choice but to listen.

endeavor, because everyone wants to pat substitute disc jockey for WAER when one of his vocal chords and had to be Mom and I thought that he might have

“ e Most Prettiest Dog in the World.” I was at Syracuse, working the overnight surgically removed. e surgery went taken her threat seriously--he was a

She was exhausted by the time she got shift when somebody called in sick. I had well; he returned to his hospital room quiet, good patient for the rest of his

home, but she had made a lot of friends. a captive audience of ne’er-do-wells who where Mom and I were waiting. I knew stay.

ere hasn’t been so much petting since couldn’t have had any legitimate purpose his nurse, Joan, from community meet- Mom worked so when Dad came

my sophomore year in high school. We for being awake at four in the morning. ings, etc. home, he was alone. When I’d check

walked by all the booths, soaking in the I was the only one there, so if you heard “Mr. Batchie, you cannot talk for at in on him, he’d use the pad & pencil. I

sunny day, drifting through the crowd, “Stairway to Heaven” that means I had to least a week. Your throat needs to heal, wouldn’t stay long because I knew he

saying hi to acquaintances and trying to go to the bathroom. and you need to be quiet. I’ve left a pad was totally frustrated with his lot in life.

gure out which direction the pizza was By mistake I wandered into the area and pencil on your tray table that you To help keep him occupied during the

coming from. where the cheerleaders were about to can use to correspond to your family day, we bought him a 500-piece puzzle

I ambled over to the Somers Women’s perform. I got out of there just in time and I’ll be checking in on you.” Joan was which he spread over the dining room

Club to see if I could join, but I was not before I had to do any high kicks, but I a sweetie, but could be tough as nails table and diligently worked on every

accepted even though my credentials think I could have held my own. Cer- when needed. day. In fact, he completed two puzzles!

are impeccable. e Library Foundation tainly no one else seemed willing to hold A while later, Dad started to get out He was quite content being alone dur-

was here, and I wanted to ask them what it. But since then I’ve been practicing of bed—this was just the beginning. ing the day. No need to mention though

was holding the library up if the founda- some routines in case the same thing “Where do you think you’re going!” how happy he was when Mom came

tion was over here. I’m often asked to be happens to me next year. Let me know demanded Mom. He motioned to the home. His recovery went smoothly; a

quiet at libraries, and most other places. what you think of this. It starts with, bathroom. She quickly got him back few years later, he quit smoking.

ere was a loose tooth loitering around “Give me an ‘I!’” Yes, I know that there’s in bed and rang for the nurse. Dad’s Joan had been our tough voice of

near the orthodontist’s booth, which had no “I” in Somers, but you never heard “needs” were taken care of privately. reason. We needed someone strong to

to be led around by a human because SEE MELEN PAGE 15 Stubborn, stubborn man kept trying face down our stubborn, feisty father.
it couldn’t see too well, so it obviously
to speak. “Dad, you cannot talk! Write She came to his/our rescue!

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Thursday, September 19, 2019 OPINION The Somers Record – Page 11

Lost Privacy and Misleading Information

THE chagrin (and guilt) when I realized people feel this way. ey have are political pro les. Instead of die out and with it the privacy we
SEASONED I hadn’t visited him in years…and grown up rst playing games thinking for themselves many let were able to retain. Perhaps this
CITIZEN that’s because I had his ashes in on a computer and then using their computers do it for them. generation feels loved and wanted
my closet for the last six of them! it for study and information. by their followers, enough so to
ADRIENNE ey are held captive by their keep sharing the most mundane
KAVELLE I’m always shocked at how ey don’t remember privacy as laptops, telephones, and watches things about themselves. Or
gullible people are and believe we 20th century folk knew it. which have become their mentors perhaps this kind of sharing is
Ivalue my privacy. Because everything they read on the ‘net’. Everything about them is shared and perhaps even their mytho- ful lling now but will eventually
of this I do not subscribe to True, using computers can give us from photos of what they’re logical gods. All this helps them lose its fascination and they’ll
any of the internet’s social information at the touch of a n- eating to their likes and dislikes. bask in ‘ fteen minutes of fame’
media, but that doesn’t protect me ger or a quick verbal command. Medical information, correct and over and over and over. SEE KAVELLE PAGE 15
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Little boy lost—and found

What does a little boy who has wait out the unknown of whole cloth a new how the disappearance of half his
lost his mother do? parents has shaped—or mis-shaped—
He grows up. future, of the next days, reason for being. his path in life, his results, his ego, his
He grows up wondering what kind of emotional complexion, his social skills,
person he might have become had his and the next decades. BRUCE He grows up re- his persona, his person.
mother survived beyond his elementary He grows up re- THE BLOG membering a series of
school years. eccentric housekeepers, He grows up with a robust, quicksilver
membering the clergy sense of humor, coming to believe it is a
He grows up not remembering exactly compensatory form of self-medication
what he called her—mom? mommy? visiting his brother and BRUCE including the rst one and a defense mechanism to distance
APAR himself from demons.
He grows up not remembering other him at the neighbor’s (at the door), whose
details of his life prior to his mother’s He grows up to be a writer and aspir-
sudden departure at age 41. house. He doesn’t passive-aggressive ing actor who nds peace and ful ll-
ment in personal expression, perhaps to
He grows up being told by a therapist remember the exact alcoholism, while slyly prove something, if not to others, then to
that not remembering such details is himself.
symptomatic of being traumatized by words they were told, held in check at night,
primal loss at a tender age. He grows up feeling blessed with the
but he remembers not was visited on him gift of a spouse, a daughter, and an angel,
He grows up reliving in his mind’s eye who clearly are heaven-sent—by an
the fateful moment, 60 years ago this fully understanding the import of what during the day, through verbal abuse and eternal maternal spirit that lives inside
month, that he was sitting in the living him and watches over him.
room after school with his eldest brother, he heard, and his brother crying upon false allegations of wrongdoing, until his
when their previously perfectly healthy He grows up to pay lial tribute to his
mother emerged from the family’s rec hearing it. father caught on to her shenanigans. mother on the 60th anniversary of her
room—where she had been with a client passing by writing in his column about a
of her hair-styling business—wearing a He grows up remembering hearing He grows up fondly remembering little boy, who used to be him.
stricken yet soldierly look, to not alarm
them, then writing in a barely legible, later that the cause of his mother’s death his kind and loving stepmother, who, Bruce “ e Blog” Apar is a writer, publicist,
shaky scrawl on a scrap of paper, “I can’t actor, and civic volunteer. He is sole proprietor
speak.” was something called a massive cerebral despite her best e orts, never could win of regional marketing agency APAR PR. He
is the ghostwriter for new ForbesBooks title,
He grows up remembering his father hemorrhage, which ended her life within over the eldest brother--whose mourn- “Fisch Tales: e Making of a Millennial
coming home at the end of the day from Baby Boomer,” by Bob Fisch, now available at
his rounds as a traveling salesman to see 24 hours. ful, ominous wailing still rings in that Amazon, WalMart, Barnes & Noble, Target,
an ambulance in front of the house. and other online bookstores. Follow him as
He grows up remembering his father little boy’s ears as the desperate cries of Bruce e Blog on social media. Reach him at
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with his middle brother (of three boys) fetching him at the neighbor’s, and, as a sibling who never recovered from his
to a neighbor’s house across the street to
they were crossing the street, seeing devastation, succumbing to hard-core

for the rst time his dad cry, when a drug addiction.

neighbor driving by stopped to ask him, He grows up to know further loss—a

“How’s your wife?” brother at 32, a son at 15.

He grows up remembering with ex- He grows up able to place loss in

treme discomfort the exact moment the perspective, knowing that, even as it

life-altering loss seared his gentle soul: saddens you, it can spur you to not let it

coming home from school, he knocks on defeat you or diminish you, but, rather,

the door, and blanches when it opens to to lift you in tribute to legacies born of

reveal a strange woman. In that tor- lives lost.

turous moment, the up-ending of his He grows up with an aversion to

universe hits him with merciless cruelty. leaving social gatherings that supply the

His reason for being is gone—forever. womb-like warmth of fellowship.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019 The Somers Record – Page 13

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Counseling provides resources to
achieve college and career success

BY BOB DUMAS e “experience,” Hardy learned, talk about internships. I had a student Photo:
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR was not just helping students write this year who said he wanted to go Bob Dumas
college essays, prepare for tests and into television broadcasting. I know
After Dr. Deborah Hardy left someone at the Carmel cable sta- terviews, as Hardy and her sta coach
her position as a high school ll out applications. It involved start- tion, and they interned for them and them through what can often be an
ing from the beginning—helping the got to see what that was about. I had intimidating process. But when one
counselor more than three years student discover who he/she was, in-

ago, she started her own counseling cluding their aptitudes and values and another student interested in invest- of their students get accepted, the

service—GuidED Consulting. Since how it would all lead to college and ments and trade and I connected him milestone is celebrated.

that time, the business has grown a career. with someone who does that, and “We have this board with a listing

from seven student clients to more THE PERSON they were able to talk to that person.” of who got into what college,” she
than 100. GuidED also has webinars in said. “It is a celebration of the out-

“GuidEd began as a venture for Hardy starts by understanding who which professionals talk about their come. I had the colleges from 2019

what parents and students were look- the student is by discovering their ap- jobs and the paths that led them there up there and when I had to wipe it

ing for in terms of college support,” titudes and values. and o er tips to the students. down (to clear space for 2020), I got

Hardy said. “I expanded it to be more “We have new tools we purchased GuidED can also set students up a little emotional because I realized

than about just the college process— this year. I have an aptitude test that in summer programs to give them a how important it was for my clients.”

it’s about the academics; it’s about the is research-based that I give to all the taste of a potential vocation. e board doesn’t list the names of

career, and the post-secondary, it’s not students; it looks at their interests,”she “It’s really to explore how we look at the students, just the schools.

always a four-year school—some kids said. “Are they more visual? Are they your four years of school and match- “What the families saw was such a

will go to two-year schools, some will more sequential learners? From there, ing up to your interests and what you diversity of institutions,” Hardy said.

go to a trade school.” it goes on to how they work with oth- think you want to do. at leads to the “It wasn’t just East Coast, there was

When Hardy began GuidED, she ers. Are they collaborators; are they pathway.” a variety—everything from trade

worked primarily out of her car, pay- more introverted, extroverted? en THE PATHWAY schools to two-year schools to Ivy
ing visits to the students’homes. it goes into the careers. We look at League. It was powerful.”

“I was the mobile counselor,” she the skills for each of those careers Here is where GuidED helps the Now, Hardy looks back at the

said with a laugh. that match the results of the test. It’s student choose the path that will lead humble roots of GuidED and mar-

Now, she has a brick-and-mortar then that they start understanding the them to their ultimate goal. vels at what it’s become.

o ce in the heart of Mahopac, and ideas behind knowing themselves.” “Are they interested in trade, or a “When I rst began, working out

a sta that includes Sandra Cefaloni- at leads to a discussion about two-year college or a four-year college, of my car, I was just the ‘process.’

Henderson, who has a Master’s in values. and let’s look at all those pathways,” at’s where I was,”she recalled.“But

Literacy Education and a nine-year “What’s important for them? Are Hardy explained.“Let’s see how it ts I always felt like something was miss-

career in the higher education setting. they someone who loves community your person and your purpose. ing.I felt like I was stuck,and it wasn’t

“It evolved into the school-coun- service? Are they the kind of person “We do a lot of research,” she con- fair to the students. It all happened

seling program that you’d nd in the who enjoys hands-on learning and tinued. “I have a new program, which organically. We had to help students

school system, but without the actual projects?” Hardy said. “I have a laun- is a card game that I play with the stu- on a bigger level, and that’s when I

school,” Hardy explained. “We get to dry list of values that they check o dents about their pathway. ey have thought, OK, let’s talk about who

spend on average one to two hours and talk to me about.” this little deck of cards for when they they are because that will feed into

per month with each student, which And that leads to a discussion of are visiting a college and they can pull the essay. It’s all cyclical.”

is nice. e amount of time I can potential college majors and careers. it up on their phone and it can guide Hardy now has a computer pro-

spend with a student has increased “We are trying to get them to say to them through the conversation. And gram that helps students discover

because I’m not traveling anymore.” college interviewers, this is who I am not just on college visits, but at college their “purpose.” It creates a visual

e reason behind GuidED’s re- and what I like.” fairs as well. portfolio they can send to colleges.

markable growth, Hardy says, is the THE PURPOSE “Once we have that all gured out, “ e kids can put their resume
way her approach to counseling has
we start the process.” and pictures and videos of what

evolved organically. “So, from the person we go to the THE PROCESS they’ve done. By having that
“Our slogan is ‘counseling with a purpose,” she said. “Now that they digital portfolio where they can

heart,’ and I was trying to gure out know who they are, what is their pur- Here’s where GuidED starts with showcase these things, it gives

what that really means,”she said.“Stu- pose? We look at their activities, and college applications, building a re- them a sense of purpose.”

dents were saying to me, I want the what they’re involved in—their vol- sume, preparing for the essays, the And having a sense of pur-

‘experience.’But what did that mean?” unteer work, their course work. We supplements, the testing and the in- pose is really what it’s all about.

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‘ is is Jeopardy!’

One of the reasons JUST we sometimes know the question,
I fell in love with JO ANN but we just can’t think of it fast
Ken was his sense of enough. A recent category was
humor. Not only did he make about books and I did pretty well

me laugh, but he appreciated JO ANN knowing most of the questions.
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my sense of humor. Another I decided to play a joke on

reason was that he was smart. Ken. We had begun taping Jeop-

He has knowledge of things I ardy and watching it the next

don’t even care to think about. night. What he didn’t know was

In fact, it’s a pretty sure bet that if he is on your that during the day I watched it and jotted down

team during holiday games, you will win. the answers and the correct questions, and when

One of my strong points is that I love trivia, we watched it together, I answered every single

and each night I will recite a new fact to him as category in Jeopardy and Double Jeopardy. I

we eat dinner. e more unbelievable the fact, glided through the Daily Doubles and aced Final

the more he enjoys hearing it. Jeopardy. Of course, as I stated the correct ques-

Watching Jeopardy is one of our guilty plea- tions, I tried to sound like I was unsure. When

sures. We watched it almost daily when we were the show was over, Ken turned to me and said,

rst married and then forgot about it with all we “Hon, that was amazing!”

musical vocal group had to do as our family grew. Homework, and I tried keeping a straight face, but I confessed, “I

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how far he could go. We were once again hooked got him.” e downside is that in the future

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KAVELLE close. A friend of mine was asked gives partial information until Although upset by the insinua- judge many times, doing his job as
recently why her son had needed you agree to pay for more. Her tion my friend couldn’t help but fall a witness for the prosecution!
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We wandered through the
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scouts and two slices of pizza,
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TRUNK mence on Wednesday at 10 a.m. and transportation program for Somers then SHS PTSA. All proceeds
FROM PAGE 2
A community breakfast will be older adults, age 60+, who can Land Trust bene t the SHS Class of 2021.

held following the concluding no longer drive. We are seeking TEAM Tuskers

Jewish Congregation that fol- service. volunteer drivers who are will- e following dates are volun-

lows the reform liturgy. Once ere is no charge although ing to provide occasional rides teer days at Angle Fly Preserve

again we invite una liated area donations are appreciated. For to our older adult neighbors. at 9 a.m.: Sept. 21. Dress to TEAM Tuskers mentoring

residents to attend High Holy further information call (914) ese rides enable our clients to cover skin, bring gloves and use is looking for committed, dedi-

Day services. ese will be held 210-4379; or see ChavuraBeth- remain active in their communi- tick repellent. Bring loppers and cated adult men and women to

at the Lake Lincolndale Club- Chai.org. ties and to continue to lead ful- clippers. Wear sturdy shoes and spend an hour each week during

house and will be led by our Volunteer Drivers lling lives. Rides are typically bring water. the school year to support a stu-
Rabbi. Needed to medical and dental appoint- dent in the schools. Mentoring
ments, grocery shopping and Somers School is based on building a supportive
Services for Rosh Hashanah Can you spare a little time to other errands. Please consider District relationship between an adult
eve will start Sunday, September giving the gift of mobility and and a student—to provide in-
29, at 8 p.m. Services on Mon-

day, September 30, will com- make a di erence in the life of independence. For more infor- The Somers High School sight, to guide, to listen and to be

mence at 10 a.m. Yom Kippur an older adult? mation, please call Marietta C. Class of 2021 is selling car win- supportive. Mentors meet with

evening services on Tuesday, RideConnect, a program of Manoni at 914-242-7433 or dow decals. For more informa- their mentee for about an hour

October 8, will begin at 8 p.m. Family Services of Westches- email [email protected] tion, visit www.somersschools. each week at either SIS or SMS,

Morning services will com- ter, is an information, referral, org/ - Families tab - PTA and before school, during lunch or

after school. Rooms have been

Support Connection’s set aside in each school for these
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puter.

If you are interested, please
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2019 tuskers; email teamtuskersmen-
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Somers Seniors

Adult services are through the Van Tassell House in Somers. For more information, contact program director Barbara Taberer at
914-232-0807 or [email protected] You can also visit Somersny.com or on Facebook at Somers Senior Services. All services
are for ages 60 and up.

Nutrition ard Barnett has been leading Mah Jong Wednesdays 12:30 a monthly selection will be
group music and dance classes p.m. We have beginner tables and assigned and distributed
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FIELD HOCKEY Sports

The Tuskers celebrate gainTruesdkeemrsption
a first half goal against vs. Pirates
Pearl River on Sept. 10. Somers improves to 4-1 with win over Harrison

BY ROB DIANTONIO Dineen and company constantly pushing the

CONTRIBUTING WRITER tempo. ey took 24 shots for the game and had

eight corners.

Somers saw its season end against Pearl River “We’ve worked a lot on transferring the ball

in the Section 1 Class B eld hockey quarter - and moving up the eld,” Clark said. “We have

nals last season. a lot of speed this year. Especially against a team

e Tuskers were ready for a regular season like that, where we’re able to get it to a wing like

rematch when the Pirates came to Lincolndale Bella who’s so fast and can run it all the way up

on Sept. 10. Somers came to play and shut out the sideline. And then looking for the inside pass

Pearl River, 5-0. has been working for us lately.”

“We were coming back for revenge, for sure,” Armstrong said many of the players “have

Somers senior captain Erin Clark said. “We all been playing together for so long and know

were into this game and knew we had to get it where each other are on the eld at all times.”

done.” “ ey don’t even have to look up; they know

Fellow senior co-captain Haley Dineen shared where they are,” Armstrong said. “It’s just one of

similar sentiments. those things.”

“We really needed to win this one just because Somers limited Pearl River’s scoring chances

obviously we lost last year and we didn’t want to and held them to just four shots on goal, which

lose again,” Dineen said. “We knew we were the were all saved by Garrity.

better team and we should have won. It de nite- “We really pressured o their rst touch,

ly worked out in our favor this game. We played which was a big help,” said Dineen, who leads

really well.” the defense. “We communicated really well back

Junior Bella Del Vecchio, who nished with there today.”

three assists, crossed in a pass to Julie Sirchia Armstrong noted that junior Ciara Murphy

and she did the rest to give Somers a 1-0 lead has also been critical on defense.

midway through the rst half. Nieve Mahood

doubled the lead on a corner with 8:58 left in SOMERS 4, HARRISON 0

the rst half. e Tuskers welcomed Harrison on Sept. 12

Somers took the two-goal edge into halftime and improved to 4-1 with a 4-0 win.

and quickly made it 3-0 when Maddy Combs Del Vecchio had two goals and an assist to lead

scored with the assist going to Clark less than the way. Mahood notched a goal and two assists.

ve minutes into the second half. Abigail Brooks scored a goal while Clark had an

“ ey’re very hungry and they’re very quick,” assist. Garrity made four saves. Armstrong credit-

Somers coach Michelle Armstrong said of her ed Dineen with an outstanding game on defense.

squad.“ ey just really want it and wanted to win Somers was scheduled to host Nyack on Sept.

it for the goalie (senior Nicole Garrity), because 17. ey then traveled to Nanuet the next day.

last year she couldn’t play in the (sectional) game. e Tuskers will head to Brewster for a 3:45

She broke her foot at the end of our season last p.m. game on Sept. 20. On Sept. 21, they take

year. She pulled our defense together today. She’s on North Salem at the Tigers’ homecoming at

doing a great job communicating more whereas 12:30 p.m.

last year she might have been a little more timid.” “We know we have to keep working hard,”

Bella Del Vecchio Clark added two insurance goals with Del Clark said. “We can’t slack o because we want
looks up field.
Vecchio assisting on the rst of them. to have an even better season than last season.
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Thursday, September 19, 2019 SPORTS The Somers Record – Page 23
Sports Deadline The sports deadline for The Somers Record is
FOOTBALL
the Sunday before the next publication date. Varsity coaches should submit
Somers suffers setback results and information by e-mail to [email protected] All youth
against Yorktown sports and recreational sports items should also be submitted to the same
e-mail address by the Thursday before the next publication date.

Tuskers look to bounce back vs. Rye

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barreled over multiple Yorktown halftime with Yorktown leading 39 yards on 10 carries.Rios caught
defenders along the way. 13-6. a 32-yard pass.

“We needed to push the ball to Yorktown had a chance to take On defense, Charlie Grinrod
the outside since they were load- a lead midway through the rst (1 sack), Brian Marcus and Mc-
ing the box the entire game,” said quarter, but Boyer was stripped Grane had 7 tackles each. T.J.
Kaiser, who rushed for 97 yards on by Kenny McGrane at the 1-yard Deagan had 6 tackles and 1 sack.
12 carries. “I discussed it with the line and Daniel Rios recovered for
coaches and I didn’t see much but Somers in the end zone. e Tuskers lost multiple play-
a little crease so I hit it and I saw ers to injury throughout the game,
Somers struggled to move the including senior captain Charlie
ball at times as Yorktown’s defense Balancia, who was carted o the

eld at halftime with a leg injury.
Somers (1-1) will look to re-
bound when they host 2-0 Rye at
7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20.
“We need to learn to have a
better attitude coming into the
game,” Kaiser said of what they
took from the loss to Yorktown.
“We thought we were going to
have an easy win against York-
town. We need to have a perfect
week of practice with very few
mistakes and to be able to have
tunnel vision and only focus on
winning this game (against Rye).”

Tuskers quarterback Jackson
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PHOTOS: ROB DIANTONIO


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VARSITY SPORTS ROUNDUP (9/10-9/16)

VikTiunsgkse, rGsatronpets
in volleyball

Soccer teams rebound from
tough losses

BY ROB DIANTONIO e Tuskers defeated the vis- PHOTO: ROB DIANTONIO
CONTRIBUTING WRITER iting Rye Garnets in straight
sets (25-14, 25-19, 25-20) on Julie Vitale (No. 3), Pooja Rao and the rest of the Tuskers celebrate taking the first set against Rye.
It was quite a week for Somers’ Sept. 13.
volleyball team. Ashli Ginquitti (4 blocks) and need the con dence boost from on a goal by Victoria Righetti,
“We lost a little momentum Jen Acocella (7 aces, 7 digs) paced these early wins to take us into but host Albertus Magnus an-
After defeating Harrison on in the third game and it looked the team. Kelly said that Acocella the next few weeks.” swered three minutes later and
the road on Sept. 9, Somers wel- like Rye was going to take the was an “incredible leader on both then scored in overtime to pull
comed the Clarkstown South lead,” said Somers coach Kim o ense and defense.” Girls Soccer (3-1-1) out a 2-1 win over the Tuskers
Vikings on Sept. 11 and de- Kelly. “ e last thing we wanted on Sept. 10.
feated them, 3-1: 22-25, 25-16, was to give up a game that could Somers improved its record to ALBERTUS MAGNUS 2,
25-11, 25-16. swing the momentum their way 5-2. SOMERS 1 OT Jessica Rodriguez assisted on
for the next two games and then Righetti’s goal. Rachel Ross had
Julia Vitale had a big day dis- be caught battling it out in the “ e wins last week will help Tuesday, Sept. 10 a busy day in net, making 9 saves.
tributing the ball, passing for 28 us as we go into league play,” Somers took the lead with 10
assists. Pooja Rao had 12 kills and fth set. Fortunately, the team Kelly said. “Once again our minutes left in the second half SEE ROUNDUP PAGE 25
5 blocks to lead Somers up front. kept their energy levels high and league is very strong and we’ll
Delaney Killeen tallied 7 aces the communication up. ey
and Sabrina Somoza had 18 digs. were really ring on all cylinders
which allowed us to nish the
SOMERS 3, RYE 0 match on a high note.”
Friday, Sept. 13
Rao (9 kills), Vitale (19 assists),

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Thursday, September 19, 2019 SPORTS The Somers Record – Page 27

ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT – CHARLIE BALANCIA

Senior is leader in football, lacrosse

BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER Somers’ Charlie Balancia What are your plans after high
SPORTS EDITOR school?
FILE PHOTO/ROB DIANTONIO
Charlie Balancia is a senior at After high school I plan to go to col-
Somers High School. He is varsity lege and study business.
captain for both football and lacrosse.
As a running back/safety in football, How do you get motivated for a
he was awarded All-Conference in game?
2018.
I’m ready to run through a wall after
When and how did you rst get Coach DeMatteo’s pre-game speeches.
started in football? Along with that, I get myself motivated
by sitting alone with my headphones on
I started playing ag football in and listening to music in the locker room.
second grade and I’ve loved the game
since. Favorite place to eat locally?
Obviously, my mom’s home-cooked
What do you enjoy most about meals beat everything, but my second
playing for Somers? favorite place is Somers Super Deli.
What’s your favorite place to visit
e best thing about playing on vacation?
for Somers football is our superior My favorite place to go on vacation is
coaching sta . ey all put in an in- Florida because I love the heat and it’s
sane amount of time to get us better very relaxing.
at football and set us up for the real What’s something about yourself
world. people would be surprised to learn?
I played pool basketball with Kevin
What’s your favorite memory Durant in the Bahamas.
playing football? What’s the go-to app on your
phone?
My favorite football memory is My boys and I play Tap Sports Base-
coming back from a 14-point de cit ball ’19 all the time.
and beating Yorktown 35-21 at their What’s your favorite TV show to
homecoming last year. binge?
Even though I hopped on the band-
Who inspires you the most? wagon this year, I can’t stop watching
My dad inspires me the most be- “Game of rones.”
cause he has always believed in me no
matter what.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019 LEGAL NOTICES The Somers Record – Page 29

LLC FORMATION NOTICE mail copy of process against properties in the Lake Shenorock if the provisions of law which TOWN OF SOMERS,

Ratel Holdings, LLC, Arts LLC to Rocco Vignola, Esq., and Lake Lincolndale areas of should have been complied with WESTCHESTER COUNTY,

of Org. led with Sec. of State 3111 East Tremont Avenue said Town. e exact boundaries as of the date of publication of NEW YORK, TO PAY

of NY (SSNY) 8/23/2019. Bronx, NY 10461. Purpose: any of said Somers Sewer District this notice were not substantially THE PHASE I COST OF

Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. lawful act. No. 2 can be examined in the complied with, and an action, suit ESTABLISHMENT OF

as agent upon whom process LLC FORMATION NOTICE o ce of the Town Clerk located or proceeding contesting such SEWER DISTRICT NO. 2, IN
against may be served & shall at 335 Route 202, Somers, New validity is commenced within SAID TOWN.

mail process to Geist Schwarz & Braywal Properties LLC, York during normal business twenty days after the date of Specific object or purpose:

Jellinek, PLLC, Attn: Matthew Arts of Org. led with Sec. of hours. publication of this notice, or such Construction of Phase I of a

D. Schwarz, Esq., 1 North State of NY (SSNY) 8/8/2019. BY ORDER OF THE TOWN obligations were authorized in sewer collection system,including

Lexington Ave., 11th Fl., White Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. BOARD TOWN OF SOMERS, violation of the provisions of the gravity sewer mains, and low

Plains, NY 10601. General as agent upon whom process NEW YORK Constitution. pressure sewer pipes with grinder

Purpose. against may be served & shall Dated: September 12, 2019 A complete copy of the pumps, pump stations, and force

LLC FORMATION NOTICE mail process to Brendan Walsh, Patricia Kalba resolution summarized herewith mains, including incidental
20 Onondaga St., Rye, 10580. Somers, New York Town Clerk is available for public inspection improvements and expenses for

Ased Production, LLC, Arts General Purpose. during regular business hours at Sewer District No. 2.

of Org. led with Sec. of State LLC FORMATION NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE OF ESTOPEL the O ce of the Town Clerk for Period of probable
of NY (SSNY) 5/30/2019. Cty: a period of twenty days from the usefulness: Forty years

New York. SSNY desig. as agent Notice of Formation of D.I.Y. e bond resolution, a date of publication of this Notice. Maximum estimated cost:

upon whom process against may Slime!, LLC. Art. Of Org. led summary of which is published Dated: Somers, New York, $13,000,000

be served & shall mail process with SSNY on 5/20/19. O ce herewith, has been adopted September 12, 2019. Amount of obligations to be

to Anderson Registered Agents, Location: Westchester County. on September 12th, 2019, and Patricia Kalba issued: $13,000,000 bonds, to be

7014 13th Ave., Brooklyn, NY SSNY designated as agent of the validity of the obligations Town Clerk reduced by grants-in-aid.

11228. General Purpose. the LLC upon whom process authorized by such resolution SEQRA status: Type I.

LLC FORMATION NOTICE against it may be served. SSNY may be hereafter contested only if BOND RESOLUTION DATED Negative declaration. Copy
shall mail process to: 713 Munro such obligations were authorized SEPTEMBER 12, 2019. of the SEQRA compliance

Notice of Formation of Ave, Mamaroneck, NY 10543. for an object or purpose for which A RESOLUTION materials on le at the o ce of

Saltire LLC. Art. Of Org. led Purpose: any lawful purpose. the Town of Somers, Westchester AUTHORIZING THE the Town Clerk where it may be

with SSNY on 07/29/2019. NOTICE OF RESOLUTION County, New York, is not ISSUANCE OF $13,000,000 inspected during regular o ce
O ce Location: County of INITIATING PERMISSIVE authorized to expend money, or SERIAL BONDS OF THE hours.
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SSNY shall mail process to: Notice Is Hereby Given, that

352 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, the Town Board of the Town of

NY 11205. Purpose: any lawful Somers, New York, at a regular

purpose. meeting held on September 12,

LLC FORMATION NOTICE 2019, duly adopted a resolution, LSLCHCOORRSPA?
an abstract of which is that,

NOTICE OF subject to the approval of the

FORMATION of 20 BH, LLC. New York State Comptroller

Arts. Of Org. led with SSNY and subject to a permissive

on 7/29/19. O ce location: referendum, the Town Board

Westchester County. SSNY approved the Establishment

designated agent upon whom of the Somers Sewer District

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