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BY KATHERINE BORCHERT brary to be repaired by the end of
the week by employees of the Yor-
ktown Building and Maintenance
After a string of acts of vandal- Department and with the help of
ism targeting places of worship, Yorktown Glass.
religious symbols and town build- “I grew up here and these events
ings, Yorktown’s government, in- are indeed unprecedented. We will
terfaith community and residents not tolerate these actions nor will
have rallied together to support we let them de ne us. Our resi-
one another. dents are clearly and obviously up-
Police say that between 11:30 set but we are here to assure them
p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, and 7 a.m. Sat- we are doing everything possible,” Supervisor Matt Slater updates
urday, Jan. 4, the Chabad of York- Slater said. “Adversity is meant the community on the recent
town menorah was toppled from to test us and we as a community vandalism.
its concrete foundation at Jack De- and town government are going to
Vito Veterans’ Field and four glass continue to rise to the occasion and PHOTO COURTESY
doors were smashed at Yorktown reject any and all forms of hate and OF MATT SLATER
Stage, the theater attached to the reject all actions that are motivated
Albert A. Capellini Cultural and by hate.” started in the northwest area of
Community Center. In addition, On Monday, Jan. 6, Yorktown town at St. Mary’s and proceeded
nine windows were shattered at the Police Chief Robert Noble an- southeast to the library, the First
John C. Hart Memorial Library in nounced that police believe an- Presbyterian Church, Yorktown GOOGLE MAPS
Shrub Oak and multiple stained other incident is connected in the Stage and Veterans’ Field and then A. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church; B. John C. Hart Memorial Library; C.
First Presbyterian Church; D. Yorktown Stage; E. St. Patrick’s Church
glass windows at First Presbyterian crime spree. on to St. Patrick’s.
Church and the St. Patrick’s Old St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Police have also released a photo
Stone Church were destroyed. displayed a menorah for the holi- of a car believed to be leaving the said it is believed to be a four-door protect it,” Noble said. “Yorktown
However, as of Tuesday, the glass day season that was toppled over library around the time it was van- sedan. e photo will be sent to the is a safe place to live, work, raise a
doors of Yorktown Stage were re- on the same night the other inci- dalized. However, because of the Westchester Intelligence Center family and to worship. We’re going
paired and Supervisor Matt Slater dents occurred. rainy weather that night, the make, and the FBI for enhancement. to keep it that way and we want to
said o cials expected the windows Police have established that model and license plate of the car is “ is is a community where reli- SEE VANDALISM PAGE 7
of the John C. Hart Memorial Li- whoever committed these acts unclear in the photo,though Noble gious diversity is celebrated and we
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Ofﬁcials take oaths of ofﬁce
BY KATHERINE BORCHERT said. “ e sacri ces made over the years are
STAFF WRITER here today to be seen and come to fruition,
a dream Matt has had for so many years of
e auditorium of Yorktown Stage was becoming an elected o cial right here in his
full as residents came out to support their hometown where he grew up. What better
town leaders who were sworn into o ce on place to start than right here?”
New Year’s Day. As Slater delivered his speech, he light-
Town Supervisor Matt Slater was sworn heartedly joked,“As Barbra Walters said ‘this
in for his rst term as supervisor. is 2020’.”
Joining him was Councilman Ed Lach- He went on to thank his family, starting
terman and Councilman Tom Diana, who with his wife.
are serving their second and third term, re- “ ere are so many people I have to
spectively, and Justice Gary Raniolo, who is thank, but it starts at the top with my amaz-
serving his third four-year term. ing, amazing wife Kellie. She’s the glue that
Town Clerk Diana Quast was absent due holds everyone and everything together,”
to being away for the holidays with her fam- Slater said.
ily. He also went on to thank his son, 3-year-
After Raniolo was sworn in, he thanked old Charlie and 2-month-old daughter
his friend and mentor, Justice Salvatore La- Elizabeth, who he a ectionately referred to
gonia. as his sidekicks.
“We make a hell of a duo on the bench,” PHOTO: KATERINE BORCHERT He also thanked his mom and grand-
Raniolo said. mother, who he said the day could have
He went on to thank his court sta , in- “ ank you, everyone, for putting their He again thanked his wife and family, in- never happened without them.
cluding Court Clerk Maria Ricci, as well trust in me for the third election and I prom- cluding his brother-in-law Jim and mother- He thanked Murphy, who he said was his
as his family, including his brothers, Robert ise to do the right thing for the Town of Yor- in-law, Rose. mentor, his mother-in-law and father-in-
and David, father-in-law George Adams, ktown,”Diana said. As Slater was being sworn in, he was law, George and Nancy, as well as his transi-
his parents John and Rose, as well as his As Lachterman approached the podium, joined by Assemblyman Kevin Byrne, tion team, who share the common goal of
three children, Gary, Ashley and Heather. he said it was an honor to be re-elected. whom Slater has been good friends with making Yorktown the best it can be.
Lastly, he thanked his wife, Georgann. “It’s an honor to again be in front of you, since high school and former Sen. Terrence He also expressed that he is looking for-
“I wouldn’t be the person I am today with- the town, my friends, my family, taking the Murphy, for whom Slater served as Chief of ward to working with the seasoned council
out my wife, Georgann,”Raniolo said. oath of o ce,” Lachterman said. “None of Sta . members he will be serving with.
Councilman Diana thanked his wife, this would have ever happened if it wasn’t for Murphy praised Slater’s mother, who “Together there is so much we can and so
Donna, whom he said he could not serve my beautiful wife Carol behind me.” raised him as a single mother with the help much we will accomplish,” Slater said. “We
without. He went on to thank his team, o cials of his grandmother. have a robust agenda. e next two years are
He also thanked the Republican party and and the town, who he said he is looking for- “You’ve raised such a wonderful son and not about credit or fault, but solutions and
said he looks forward to serving Yorktown. ward to serving for another four years. you let his dreams come true,” Murphy actions for the community we all love.”
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VANDALISM We hope that these types of actions no home in Westchester County. ment and with the help of our Law enforcement asks that any-
cease from happening both here, We will push back in every man- partners in government and law one with information to call the
FROM PAGE 1
across the country and around the ner possible to assure that everyone enforcement, we are here to bring Yorktown Police Department at
hold the people accountable re- world,”Giandurco said. is safe from such hatred,” Latimer a swift conclusion to this ugly epi- 914-962-4141 or email info@yor-
sponsible who did these things County legislators have respond- said. sode,”Slater said. ktownpd.org.
to the very places we hold sacred. ed to the attacks,condemning them. Congresswoman Nita Lowey is-
We’re asking the public, if you have “ e recent incidents of vandal- sued a statement on the heels of the Speech and
any information that can help us, ism in Yorktown, directed against anti-Semitic attack in Monsey.
we’re all ears.” places of worship, religious symbols, On Saturday, Dec. 28, ve Ha- Language Therapy
Westchester District Attorney a theater and even a local library sidic Jews were stabbed in an attack
Anthony Scarpino said the county’s are deplorable and should be con- during a Hanukkah celebration at
resources are available to assist Yor- demned in the strongest possible the home of Rabbi Chaim Rotten-
ktown in its investigation. way by all fair-minded people. It is berg. It was the second stabbing in In-Home Pediatric
“We have had some very sad up to all of us to stop the divisive- Monsey since November.
situations all around us and this ness and disregard that pits neigh- “ e vandalism in Yorktown is
can be something that is of a very bor against neighbor and to tamp yet another example of hate that has • No travel time
disturbing nature, or turn out to be down hate and intolerance wher- no place in our community. ese
something of a less disturbing na- ever it is found.” Sen. Pete Harck- acts, especially during this di - to therapy
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• No exposure
we are fully investigating it. Upon County Executive George Lat- further heighten fear among our
the results of that investigation, you imer urged residents to stand in friends and neighbors. My heart is
will be made fully aware of what we solidarity against hate and intimi- with those a ected by this week- to germs
have,”Scarpino said. dation. end’s incidents and I will continue ALM
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mission is peace over violence,cour-
age over cowardice, love over hate,”
Rabbi Robert Weiner from Tem-
ple Beth Am said that when there
is an attack on one house of wor-
ship, it is an attack on all houses of
“ e interfaith community is
very much bonded together. We
are bonded and will continue to
be bonded, uniting and supporting
each other through these very dif-
cult times,” Weiner said. “As we
repair the glass, hopefully we all can
see clearer. We can see that there is
hatred but we can all work together,
to work and ght against it.”
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Happily Ever After Looking forward
Ihad expected that this New Year’s Eve would be no
di erent than any other. As is my custom I watched
Square ball drop
on television and MY
heard the mighty PERSPECTIVE
deliriously the JAMES
passing of one year
and the beginning
of a new one. Yet
this year I found the
celebratory emergence of 2020 was less a joyous occasion
than another signpost of the inescapable march of time.
It brought to my mind the image of taking one’s favorite
Everything yold is new again ride at an amusement park. As much as you are enjoying
the experience you are cognizant that at any moment it
may end. Life is like that. Given this state of mind, every
moment becomes precious.
“F airy tales can come true, Yet there is so much to do and so much to contemplate.
they can happen to you, if
you’re…” yold at heart? gazing, Boomers can take heart in In 2020 more than any other time in my life I feel an
Wait a sec. Isn’t that song lyric— 2020 being dubbed by e Economist
written by Carolyn Leigh, made as “the beginning of the decade of the overwhelming need to understand the workings of the
BRUCE universe: the whats, the hows and most importantly the
THE BLOG In the Japanese culture, those
whys. I intend to explore these questions with you in this
column during the year. I hope you nd it as compel-
famous by Frank Sinatra—supposed to BRUCE between 65 and 75 are called “young ling and interesting as I do. So during 2020, utilizing my
be “young at heart”? APAR old.” It’s a sign of respect, not an empty, philosophical training, let’s investigate some of the more
True, but as a lover of words, I was patronizing appellation. It’s also a rec- interesting questions of our time. I must confess that the
smitten when I came across this odd ognition of 21st Century fact: Boomers every year I am increasingly struck with a sense of wonder
little coinage of yold. are bodacious! (What the hey, all you for a universe whose melodies and harmonies reveal
It’s what is known in linguistic need is a little spring in your step to themselves with a greater and subtler depth with each
circles as a portmanteau, which in itself is a cool word. It make the short hop from decade to decadent.) exuberant exploration.
means, to cite the dictionary de nition, “a word blending According to e Economist, “By continuing to work, If there ever was a time when we need to develop a
the sounds and combining the meanings of two others, and staying socially engaged, the Boomers will change methodology to discern fact from ction it is today. We
for example motel (from motor and hotel) or brunch the world, as they have done several times at di erent are bombarded by information and theories that push the
(from breakfast and lunch).” stages of their lives.” boundaries of our understanding on a myriad of levels.
us… Young + Old = Yold. ere’s data to back it up, too. Our search for the truth pertaining ultimate questions
Yold was invented by the Japanese as an homage to the • is year, more than 10% of the population in or even pedestrian simple factual issues is under intense
resilience and vitality of people in their 60s and above, so-called “rich countries” are 65-74 years old, a higher attack. It is not unusual to wonder: Is there a truth at all,
says an article by John Parker in e Economist, where I percentage than it was 20 years ago. or is everything relative? Our long held views on politics,
rst learned of it. • During a quarter-century period leading up to 2013, humanity, society and even the universe are constantly
Forget Ponce De Leon and that wimpy fountain of his. reports the publication, “the median wealth of families being questioned. As a result we need to step back and
Boomers are summiting the mountain of youth. headed by someone over 62 in America rose by 40%, evaluate both our values and these present day challenges.
Call it the 2020 e ect. while the wealth of all other age groups declined.” ere is no better way to perform this task and maintain
• In 2016, more than 20% of 65-69 year olds in “rich a clear sense of intellectual and emotional clarity than by
ARE WE IN A MOVIE? countries” were working, which correlates to why that age employing long utilized philosophical tools.
It’s cliche to say that we “ring in” every new year. Yet group’s health has improved. Of course we are free to ask the preliminary question:
there’s something about the tintinabulation of 2020 that • e over-60 crowd is among the fastest-growing is this a waste of time? How much can we really know?
has a cosmic ring. Far from signaling the nality of a de- groups of airline customers. Although I acknowledge that, constrained by our physi-
cade past, it evokes a beacon of renewal -- the far-sighted • Studies show that, in some industries, older workers cal limitations, we are limited in what we can perceive; I
vision of a Kubrick epic; or how about a Hitchcock are more productive than younger generations. nonetheless embrace the goals of the philosophical enter-
movie: the tantalizing mystery and suspense of “What • e most productive teams were found to be com- prise: 1) critical understanding, 2) systematic articulation,
lies ahead?” prised of workers from di erent generations. 3) precision and clarity, and 4) reasoned evaluation. It is
e identical-twin symmetry has something to do So, folks, forget those dreams of growing old together. my rm belief that if we carefully examine and weigh the
with it too, I suppose. It happens but once a century: Make the dream a reality of growing yold together. hypothesis before us we can achieve one if not all of these
1818, 1919. ere’s nothing sleek and sexy about those “And if you should survive till a hundred and ve, desired levels of understanding.
bland years, though. No wonder 1 is the loneliest number. think of all you’ll derive out of being alive. And here is In past columns I presented for your consideration the
e last time we could embrace the voluptuousness the best part, you had a head start, if you are among the “scienti c approach’as a way of examining di cult ques-
of the egg-shaped digits (symbolizing birth) that round very young at heart.” tions. Building on that, today I want to share with you the
out 2020 was a whole millennium ago. So, come on, let’s May your Twenty-Twenty prove to be a Horn of “SEARCH”method as a reasonable way to evaluate any
party like it’s 1010! (Or at least let’s tune in to 1010.) Plenty. proposed statement of fact. I intend to show you in future
columns how we can use this technique in extracting the
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MELEN AND 3 HANDS the limbs of a potential third fetus. He threw a couple lit matches in, topus out of the Quatsino Sound.
FROM PAGE 9 A 24 year-old Indian woman is is a story that I don’t actually and BOOM- not only were the Instead, the octopus grabbed the
gave birth to twins, one of whom
DOCTORS IN INDIA STUNNED was perfectly normal, and the believe. I believe that the baby roaches still alive, but now they stunned raptor and tried to pull
BY BABY BORN WITH 4 LEGS other who had possibly absorbed
was born with four legs and three were ying, raining down like a it under the surf, until the salmon
hands, but what I don’t believe is plague from the book of Exodus. farmers were able to free it. Even
that doctors in India were stunned Since roaches have been around after seeing the whole incident
Yorktown Funeral Home by it. So many weird things hap- since the Carboniferous period, on video with my own eyes, I
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I’ll be okay JUST
No doubt most of this clan. But not this year. ways there…and then she was not.
week’s columns will be We lost our Coco about a week I had not intended to write JO ANN
about Christmas and FRANCELLA
New Year celebrations. Many of before Christmas, and Ken and about this chapter of my life, but
my friends had children home I simply couldn’t celebrate. We then I thought that she deserves have reached out to us and who
from college, and family and didn’t have a tree and we put the adulation. I’m happy to let understand about the love a pet;
friends traveling many miles just away all the decorations we had everyone know how lucky we were and thank you to the readers of
to spend the holidays together. taken down from the attic. In a to have had such a kind and gentle this column for allowing me to tell
sentence, Ken and I have been companion for 12 years. She was you about my extraordinary Coco.
Kim and her husband usually knocked on our keisters. beautiful, well-behaved, well-cared Time will pass and I’ll be okay…
arrive the day before Christmas for and loved so much. Everyone just not right now.
Eve and stay with us for about 5 Coco was a beautiful Chocolate who met Coco loved her and
days. I wake everyone by 5 a.m. Lab with an enormous amount of always asked if she was a puppy. Wishing you good health, peace
on Christmas morning and we love for us. She was our constant and happiness in 2020.
tear into presents for a while, companion; and when I sat with I’m still having moments of
and then sleep two more hours pen and pad in hand to write my great sadness when I think of email@example.com
before we make our way to New column, all I had to do was put my her, and I know I will feel this
Rochelle to be with the Francella arm down and I would feel her way for quite some time. ank
curled up by my feet. She was al- you to friends and family who
MARTORANO able that given the millions of potheses. An alternative theory movie Magnolia starring Tom ibility, accuracy, common sense,
reindeer in the world that some that Rudolph is an imagined Cruise and others. In the lm simplicity, and the demands of
FROM PAGE 8 may have mutated to the point creature created in and celebrated frogs (and a gun) mysteriously the law. is assessment should
where they possess the ability by a Christmas song makes more fall from the sky. is bizarre not concern itself with emotion,
thorns from otherwise thorny to y. However the SEARCH sense. is theory is supported by happening is of course logically passion, political persuasion or
issues. e “SEARCH” formula method requires a thorough ex- evidence that’s overwhelming; it possible. However it con icts agenda, or preconceived notions.
goes something like this: amination of the quality as well as doesn’t contradict well established with an enormous amount of hu-
quantity of any supporting data. principles of biology, and does man experience regarding frogs, is last point, that the jury be
1) State the hypothesis. For In this case such an examina- not require us to believe in new gravity, and objects falling from free of preconceived notions, is so
example, Rudolph the red-nosed tion would call into question the entities. the sky in general. According to important that the courts and the
reindeer is real and lives in the credibility of evidence supporting the SEARCH method we must advocates spend countless hours
North Pole. the proposition that a reindeer 4) Rate according to the Crite- assign a low degree of probability asking the proposed jurors ques-
could either y, have a nose that ria of adequacy, each hypothesis. that this actually happened. We tion to try to eliminate those who
2) Examine the evidence for lights up red, or would be able to In this nal step we will look at can feel con dent in maintaining possess them.
the claim. Millions of children assist in the delivery of billions of both the initial proposition as that position unless and until we
fervently believe that Rudolph presents on Christmas morning. well as alternative theories. Ad- are presented with reliable and So my dear friends, armed with
is real and helps the delivery of equacy can be measured by asking testable evidence in support of the SEARCH method, I propose
presents on Christmas. Some 3) Consider alternative hy- other questions: Can the hypoth- the frog raining hypothesis. that we form our own jury. Dur-
have said they have seen him esis be tested? Does the proposal ing the coming weeks, without
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GREEN Seton’s New pastor, Father Robert Quarato, The Yorktown In Yorktown in 2020 there are
Parish Center gratefully received it from the Democratic contested Democratic nomina-
FROM PAGE 4 cathedral, since the Shrub Oak Committee tions for Westchester District
Cardinal Dolan to dedicate se- parish is the rst parish anywhere Attorney as well as Congress in
of various ages and needs to ex- ton’s new parish center. e event to be named in honor of the rst e Yorktown Democratic the 17th CD (Lowey district).
plore, problem solve, commu- is Sunday, January 12, 12:30 p.m. American Born Saint. Committee is holding a Demo- Candidates for DA are incum-
nicate, collaborate, and create Mass followed by the dedication. cratic Candidate’s Forum on bent DA Anthony Scarpino and
together. Parents and caregivers His Eminence, Timothy Cardi- Drug Crisis in Our Monday, Jan. 13, Room 209, Ca- Mimi Rocah. Candidates for
learn, too, as we’ll share insight nal Dolan will dedicate the long Backyard pellini Yorktown Cultural Center Congress include Assemblyman
into your child’s development. awaited Seton Parish Center. at 1974 Commerce Street, York- David Buchwald, County Leg-
A Renew+Rebuild project, this Spotlight Family Support and town Heights, NY 10598. Start islator Catherine Borgia, Senator
Yorktown’s next much needed center is a conver- Education Group: is is a guided time is 6:30 pm. Public is Invited! David Carlucci, Evelyn Farkas,
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Yorktown’s next Repair Cafe of a loved one’s struggle with ad-
will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 e rst oor will house an diction in Yorktown from 6:45-8
p.m. Saturday January 18 (note outreach center and large meet- p.m. at the Cappellini Commu-
this is a date and time change) ing room, cloak room, warming nity and Cultural Center, 1974
at Grace Lutheran Church, 3830 kitchen and restrooms. e sec- Commerce Street, Yorktown, NY,
Gomer St. (corner Curry Street), ond oor will have four meeting Room 26 (Enter through the the-
Yorktown Heights. Volunteers rooms, a restroom and a co ee ater entrance on Veterans Rd.) All
will work to x broken (but be- kitchen. WiFi, Smart TVs and dates are on Tuesday
loved) items - for free. Lending a an elevator have been integrated
hand will be “Repair Coaches” in into its modern design. New par- January 2020: 7, 21
the areas of electrical appliances ish ministries are planned, espe- Feb 2020: 4, 18
(no gas-powered items), lamps, cially a parenting program and a March 2020: 3, 17, 31
woodworking, furniture, ceram- senior club. e building served April 2020: 14, 28
ics / stoneware, textiles / clothing, for many years as a convent for May 2020: 12, 26
toys, clocks, jewelry, tech sup- the Sisters of Charity who taught June 2020: 9, 23
port for computers and mobile in the parish school. e sisters July 2020: 7, 21
devices, bicycles and more. For are honored with a special plaque Aug. 2020: 4, 18
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Austin Bergen wrestles in a 126-pound semifinal match on his way to second place at PHOTOS: ROB DIANTONIO
Nicolas DeSantis of the Rebels battles Lourdes’ Joe Krauza in a 182-pound semifinal.
Lakeland/Panas shines at D’Agnese tourney
Husker grapplers thrive on Long Island
BY MIKE SABINI Bergen said. “It felt really good. nishes, for the Huskers. Saturday, Dec. 28 Severino helped Yorktown
CONTRIBUTING WRITER I was able to improve my spot “All of us just came ready Hastings, which led 16-12 at do just that, by scoring 9 of her
from last year, showing improve- to wrestle,” Finateri said. “We the end of the rst quarter, out- team-high 17 points in the rst
Lakeland/Panas ment.” pushed the pace and kept that scored Yorktown 42-16, through stanza, on 2 treys, and 3 of 4
Wrestling (5-4) same mindset into the nals.” the second and third quarters, to shooting, from the foul line.
Spencer Maja (106), Nicolas Patierno also got the most pins propel itself to a 62-41 triumph,
ERIC D’AGNESE MEMORIAL DeSantis (182) and Charlie Du- (four) in the least amount of time in the 56th Annual Costello “Melissa is one of the better
TOURNAMENT brawski (220) placed third, De- (2 minutes, 44 seconds), for the Holiday Basketball Classic. long-distance shooters on the
clan Fullerton (170) was fourth, whole tournament. Yorktown’s Jesse Barer (15 team, so it’s good when we can
Saturday, Jan. 4 (Somers High Conor McGannon (182) placed Dillon Carter (145, sec- points, 7 rebounds) earned the get her going early like that,” said
School) ond place), Marc Pisani (132, Costello Award for service, dedi- Yorktown coach Brian Mundy.
fth, and Josh Frogel (99), Gio third), Joe Tornambe (99, fth), cation and commitment. “It usually puts us in a better spot
Lakeland/Panas shined at the Russo (113), and Tyler Carter Nicholas Carducci (106, fth) Lindsay Boyle (6 points), for the rest of the game.”
41st annual Eric D’Agnese Me- (195) were sixth, in their respec- and Nicolas Bucello (99, sixth), Ashley Zeolla (6 points), Artesa
morial Somers Wrestling Tour- tive weight classes, for the Rebels. placed for the Huskers as well. Gashi (5 points), Emily Ward (3 Defensively, the Huskers also
nament, placing fourth out of 17 points, 5 rebounds), Haley Cari- excelled against the down-county
teams, with nine of its grapplers Yorktown SHORELINE TOURNAMENT cati (3 points), and Melissa Sev- visitors.
placing. Wrestling (7-11) Saturday, Jan. 4 (New Ro- erino (3 points) also contributed
to the Huskers’ e ort. “ e whole team, in general,
e tournament was won by CHARLES MCCULLOUGH chelle High School) did a very good job pressing in
Mahopac. TOURNAMENT Yorktown competed in the YORKTOWN 54 VS. YONKERS the beginning of the game, in the
“Every day in practice, we work Friday, Dec. 27 (Glen Cove prestigious Shoreline Tourna- rst quarter, to give us a little bit
so hard together, we always are High School) ment at New Rochelle, with four Monday, Dec. 30 of a lead,” Mundy said. “ at en-
given good practice plans by the of its grapplers placing. Yorktown nished the 2019 abled us to could work on some
coaches, and we are always com- Yorktown earned 149.50 points calendar year in ne fashion, win- other things throughout the
peting in practice, and getting to place third out of 13 teams at Leading the Huskers was An- ning 54-29 over visiting Yonkers. game, and pull it back eventually.”
better every day,” said Lakeland/ the 2019 Charles McCullough drew Finateri, who placed third “It was really good for team
Panas’ Austin Bergen. “It really Tournament at Glen Cove High at 120 pounds. unity and de nitely our team Coming o the bench and
means a lot as a team placing so School, on Long Island. con dence,” said Yorktown’s Me- scoring in the fourth quarter
high, in a big tournament like “I was really happy that I lissa Severino. “It really helps us were Erisa Krasniqi (6 points, 6
this. It really just shows what our “It showed that our team was placed third, but the obvious goal move forward, and go into league rebounds), Emily Ward (2 points,
hard work can get us.” really coming together and hav- was rst, so I still have work to play, with a good attitude.” 3 assists, 3 steals), Haley Caricati
ing success, especially because do,” Finateri said. (3 points), and Alyssa Perrino (2
Leading the Rebels was Ber- we had a lot of younger guys on e Huskers set the tone early, points). Except for a rst-quar-
gen (126 pounds), with a second- the team getting us those extra Also representing the Huskers outscoring Yonkers 20-3, in the ter free throw from Caricati, all
place nish. points to place third,” said York- well down county was Joe Tor- opening quarter. of those points came in the nal
town’s Andrew Finateri. nambe (99), Dean Patierno (145) quarter.
“I was able to nish second and Christian Sinagra (170), who “Our team wasn’t really happy
because of all my hard work that Glen Cove, with 171.50 points, each placed sixth. with how the Hastings’ game “ e girls that came o the
I’ve been able to put in at practice placed rst, while Mepham tal- went,” Severino said. “We re- bench, really help our team, es-
with my great coaches and great lied 155.50 points, to register a Yorktown Girls ally wanted to redeem ourselves, pecially in the fourth quarter,
practice partners, but I also ben- second-place nish. Basketball (5-2) come out strong, get back, and because they give us some energy,
e t from my work o the mat, play our game.” when our starters were tired,”
going to the gym or doing extra Finateri (120), Dean Patierno YORKTOWN 41 HASTINGS 62 Severino said. “ ey de nitely
cardio after practice really helps,” (145), and Christian Sinagra
(170), each recorded rst-place SEE ROUNDUP PAGE 20
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Schutz and Aery lead
Huskers on slopes
BY MIKE SABINI ing,”said Yorktown coach Wendy Yorktown girls skiers sity skier, and sophomore Eddie PHOTO COURTESY OF SPENCER SCHUTZ
CONTRIBUTING WRITER Nufer. “Many of our athletes also Schluter, and freshman Matthew
need to master some of the fun- to improve steadily throughout McGovern, who are each in their the varsity team.
Steady improvement is expect- damentals needed to be a strong the season.” second varsity campaigns. McGovern is currently on
ed from this year’s Yorktown ski- skier, in general. However, the
ing team, which was scheduled to skiers we have on the team this e boys squad comes o a Another top returnee is senior medical leave from competition
start its season, Wednesday, Jan. season are strong athletes in the season where they nished 12-2 Pashtrik Gjokaj. due to having had back surgery
8, in its rst slalom race at un- various other sports in which and was tied with John Jay/ for scoliosis, in October.
der Ridge. Its rst giant slalom they compete, and they have North Salem for second place in Sophomore Collin Montesano
race is scheduled for ursday, been working very hard during the Northern League of 20 teams and eighth graders, Reilly Doller, “We’re hoping for her con-
Jan. 9, at Mohawk Mountain. both our dry land training sea- from Westchester and Putnam Cameron O’Brien, James Cal- tinued, speedy recovery and
son, in the few days we’ve had on counties. Scarsdale nished in laghan, Connor Reardon, and strengthening through her physi-
“Overall, this will de nitely be snow thus far. Given their dem- JohnPaul Sateriale, are the Husk- cal therapy, so that she’ll be able
a building year for us, as it takes onstrated e ort and dedication, rst. ers’ boys’ top newcomers. to return to ski sometime this
lots of drill work and gate train- with additional time and experi- e Huskers’ No. 1 boys’ skier January,” Nufer said.
ing to learn the skills necessary ence, I’m sure they will continue e top girls’ skier is sopho-
for slalom and giant slalom rac- is senior captain Spencer Schutz, more Christine Aery, with last Also returning is sophomore
who is in his fourth year on the year being her rst on the team. Alexis Ulbrich, a third-year varsi-
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CONTRIBUTING WRITER especially coming o that long likes of Graham and goalie Matt his team’s e ort,which produced 28 e BYSNS (4-6) hope to carry
break,” Bonitatibus said. “Ma- Gergley (32 saves), helped the shots on goal.
e BYSNS completed a season hopac was one of the rst teams BYSNS earn the victory. that momentum into their next
sweep of league rival Mahopac on we played, so it was good to see “Overall it was one of our bet- contest at Monroe-Woodbury, at
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ROUNDUP (8 points), Erisa Krasniqi (8
points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists), and
FROM PAGE 17
Alyssa Perrino (12 rebounds) also
come out and play hard.” contributed to the victory.
Alyssa Giannasca (10 points), Lakeland Girls
Lindsay Boyle (5 points), Jesse
Barer (4 points), Ashley Zeolla (3 Basketball (3-4)
points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals), and
Artesa Gashi (2 points), earned
their way into the box score as LAKELAND 34 VS.
well for the Huskers. CLARKSTOWN SOUTH 60
Friday, Jan. 3
YORKTOWN 58 RIVERSIDE Clarkstown South took con-
17 trol of a close game by outscoring
Friday, Jan. 3 host Lakeland 23-5 in the third
Just like their game against quarter, in a 60-34 Viking victory.
Yonkers, the Huskers jumped Lakeland got o to a solid
out to another big lead, this time start, leading 10-9 at the end
21-2 at the end of the opening of the opening quarter, before
quarter, en route to a 58-17 vic- Clarkstown South bounced back
tory against Riverside. to garner a 24-20 halftime lead.
Scoring 10 of Yorktown’s rst- Hannah Devane led the Hor-
quarter points was Emily Ward, nets with 14 points.
who registered a team-high 16 Lakeland/Panas
points for the game. She also
stood out defensively, leading Hockey (6-4, 3-0)
Yorktown with 7 steals.
PHOTO: ROB DIANTONIO Jesse Barer (9 points, 5 re-
Declan Fullerton bounds, 4 assists), Artesa Gashi LAKELAND/PANAS 7 VS.
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Friday, Jan. 3 (Brewster Ice
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Will you have a ‘secure’ retirement?
BY THOMAS J. LANGTRY required to take required mini- even after turning 72. ey will B) The impact on “Stretch 403(b) accounts for a total of
GUEST WRITER mum distributions (RMDs) be allowed to contribute each IRAs” $5,000. However, withdraw-
from their retirement accounts. year, even though they will be als from those types of pre-tax
Congress just passed and It applies to all retirement ac- taking required distributions in Until the SECURE Act was accounts will still be taxable on
the president signed into law counts, E.G. a traditional IRA, the same year. Federal tax returns and on state
the SECURE Act, which is 401(k), 457, 403(b) etc. Roth passed, a non-spouse bene - returns where applicable.
3) Anyone retired in their 60s
ciary of an inherited IRA was
allowed to stretch out required
an acronym for Setting Every IRAs have never been subject and who has a relatively low distributions from a taxable, D) 529 account withdrawals
Community Up for Retirement to required distributions at any income will have an extended inherited IRA over their own e SECURE Act also al-
Enhancement Act of 2019. e age. number of years to convert por- lifetime, based upon calculated lows up to $10,000 annually to
e ective date of the law is Jan.1, Some key points about this tions of their Traditional IRA IRS actuary tables. be withdrawn from a 529 col-
2020. provision are: into a Roth IRA. It may be less Now, a new 10-year rule takes lege savings account, for the
Some of the key provisions 1) e people rst a ected advantageous to employ such e ect under the SECURE purpose of making quali ed
of the new law are highlighted are those who turn 70 1/2 after a strategy after turning 72, de- Act and requires non-spouse student loan payments.
below. Dec. 31, 2019. pending on the annual amount bene ciaries(with limited ex-
A) 72 is the new 70 1/2 2) Anyone still working into of RMDs starting at 72 and the ceptions) to withdraw 100 per- is article is intended to
Retirees will now be allowed their 70s and later can keep potential for being in a higher cent of the funds in the inherit- highlight just some of the
to wait until age 72 before being contributing to their IRAs, tax bracket. ed IRA within 10 years, instead provisions of the new SECURE
of “stretching” those withdraw- Act. Many provisions cannot
LEGAL NOTICES als over their lifetime. be covered in an article of this
NOTE: Existing, inherited length. e article is also not
LLC FORMATION NOTICE IRAs are grandfathered and intended to be tax advice and
whom process against it may ganizational meeting for the year will still follow the old rules, readers should consult with their
293D Manville LLC, Arts be served. SSNY shall mail a 2020 of the Yorktown Heights and spouse bene ciaries will own tax advisor for further
of Org. led with Sec. of State copy of process to the LLC to Fire District of the Town of Yor- still have the option of rolling details and clari cation. omas
of NY (SSNY) 11/5/2019. Rocco Vignola, Esq., 3111 East ktown, County of Westchester, their deceased spouse’s IRA J. Langtry E.A has an accounting
Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. Tremont Avenue Bronx, NY New York, will be held on the 9th into their own IRA. and tax practice with an o ce at
as agent upon whom process 10461. Purpose: any lawful act. day of January 2020, at 6:00 p.m. 237 Route 6 in Mahopac. Mr.
against may be served & shall on that day at Station #2, Locks- C) $5,000 withdrawals al- Langtry is a former I.R.S. agent
mail process to 405 Bedford Rd., LLC FORMATION NOTICE ley Road, Yorktown Heights, NY. lowed for childbirth and adop- who is enrolled to practice before
Chappaqua, NY 10514. General tions the Internal Revenue Service.
Purpose. Operation Restoration NY e January monthly meeting He is also a past president of the
LLC, Arts of Org. led with will be held on the 14th day of For up to one year follow-
ing the birth or adoption of a
LLC FORMATION NOTICE Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) January 2020. child, certain individuals will Westchester Chapter of the New
10/15/2019. Cty: Westches- is noti cation is being given be allowed to take penalty-free York Society of Independent
NOTICE OF ter. SSNY desig. as agent upon withdrawals from their Tra- Accountants. He can be reached at
whom process against may be to the news media pursuant to ditional IRA, 401(k), 457 and 845-628-9300.
FORMATION OF LIMITED served & shall mail process to the provisions of Section 94 of
BlumbergExcelsior Corporate the Public O cers Law of the
LIABILITY COMPANY: A1 State of New York.
Distribution, LLC. Articles of
Organization were led with the Services, Inc., 16 Court St., 14th By order of the Board of Fire WHY DO WE
Secretary of State of New York Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11241. Gen- Commissioners of the Yorktown
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Warm wishes to all for a very
Happy and Healthy New Year!
I would like to express my
heartfelt gratitude to all of my
past seller and buyer clients.
I thank you for your trust
and your business.
K ATHLEEN “K ATHY” O DRISCOLL
Associate Real Estate Broker
A 23 year Top-Producing Yorktown Realtor
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