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Yorktown News 09.26.19

Vol. 8 No. 26 Visit for the latest news. Thursday, September 26, 2019

Fun at the Feast Ethics Board ruling
discussed in public

BY KATHERINE BORCHERT Law, section 105, states that in execu-
STAFF WRITER tive session “no action by formal vote

shall be taken to appropriate public

At the Sept. 17 Town Board meet- money.”

ing, it was revealed that the ethics It was then revealed that the same

board found Councilman Vishnu Patel information was discussed in an open

in violation of disclosing information session of the Town Board the following

obtained during an executive session of week, on Oct. 3, 2017, thereby making

a Town Board meeting that took place the issue public.

Sept. 26, 2017. Lachterman led the ethics complaint

Councilman Ed Lachterman said alleging that Patel had violated the town

that he led the complaint against Patel code, section 45-5D, on Oct. 11, 2017.

for “a breach of public trust.” at section states “no town o cial or

According to his complaint, Patel employee shall use any con dential in-

disclosed “con dential information to a formation received by him in the course

newspaper reporter that was discussed of his duties as a town o cial or em-

by members of the Yorktown Town ployee to further the interests of himself

Board during a Sept. 26, 2017 executive or others, nor shall any town o cial or

session.” employee divulge any con dential infor-

Patel said the board, in closed ses- mation so received.”

sion, discussed hiring legal represen- e Board of Ethics found Patel in

tation for former Supervisor Michael violation of the second section of 45-5D.

Grace, against a con ict of interest suit, However, it did not nd he committed

using taxpayer dollars. Patel said this the violation “to further the interests of

is illegal and any vote about taxpayer himself or others.” It recommended Pa-

money should be done in open session. tel be publicly censured, essentially given

“I told a reporter what had happened public warning.

in the closed Town Board meeting be- e Board of Ethics is a volunteer ad-

cause it is my moral responsibility to visory body that reports its ndings back

inform the public when any Yorktown to the Town Board. Any decisions or ac-

Annalynn Rose, 5, at the Yorktown Feast of San Gennaro. o cial is taking an action that I believe tions after that are up to the discretion of
See more photos on 22 and 23.
to be illegal and unethical,” Patel said in the Town Board.
the statement he sent to the press. SEE ETHICS PAGE 7
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The Staff for all the people of Yorktown CORRECTIONS

EDITORIAL TEAM Patricia Sullivan-Rothberg is passionate about e Sept. 19 edition of the
JODI WEINBERGER serving and celebrating the people of Yorktown. As Yorktown News had several
PTA president and Boy Scout troop secretary. As an items that need correcting:
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steward. Patricia is dedicated to ensuring our “Yorktown” was incorrectly
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SPORTS EDITOR: 914-302-5628 Patricia will work hard to: Service photo.
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Police Department welcomes four new officers


Yorktown Police Chief Robert Noble inducted four new police o cers to the Yorktown Police Department at the Sept. 17 Town Board meeting at Yorktown Town Hall.
e four new o cers are Joyce Pagliuca, Michael Uhl, Carter Rana and Guillermo Lizarzaburu.

Joyce Pagliuca Pagliuca thanked parents and friends, community. Guillermo Lizarzaburu

the Town Board, Chief Noble, Lieuten- Uhl thanked Chief Noble and the de-

ant Graham, Lieutenant DeIulio and partment, as well as thanking his family,

Detective Nadoraski for “allowing her to the town board and his wife.

pursue her dream in the town she calls “ ank you to everybody and I’m look-

home.” ing forward to working here in the town

Michael Uhl of Yorktown,” Uhl said.

Carter Rana

Pagliuca is a Yorktown resident who PHOTOS: KATHERINE BORCHERT

graduated from Yorktown High School O cer Lizarzaburu has been a York-

in 2014. While in high school, she played town resident for 21 years. He attended

junior and varsity soccer, as well as travel and graduated from Archbishop Stepinac

soccer and participated in track and eld. High School in White Plains, NY. While

In 2010, Pagliuca joined the Putnam in Stepinac, he played for the school’s

County Sheri ’s Cadet Program. In her soccer team and the Middle Path Career

senior year of high school, Pagliuca was Uhl moved to Mohegan Lake with his Football Club, as well as participating in

awarded the Marine Corps Award for family in 1995, when he was three years O cer Rana is from Burnt Hills. He stage crew.

dedication to sports and the cadet pro- old. He is a graduate from Lakeland graduated from Burnt Hills High School. After graduating, Lizarzaburu at-

gram. High School. Following high school, While in high school, he played baseball tended Westchester Community College

Pagliuca attended the College of Uhl joined the New York Army National and was a member of the Class A State and then St. John’s University. During his

Mount Saint Vincent, obtaining her Guard. In the summer of 2010, he at- Championship baseball team in 2011. time at St. John’s, he volunteered in food

bachelor’s degree in 2018, with a major in tended Army basic training and infantry Rana graduated from SUNY Cortland pantries and soup kitchens, including the

sociology and a minor in psychology. Pa- school in Fort Benning, GA. While in with a bachelor’s in physical education. food pantry at the Yorktown Community

gliuca graduated with a master’s degree in the National Guard, he worked as part of In October 2017, he started his law Cultural Center. He also coached for the

childhood and special education this past the joint task force, providing protection enforcement career with the New York Yorktown Youth Soccer Club.

July. While in college, Paglicua earned to Camp Smith and Indian Point. State Park Police and was stationed in Lizarzaburu’s older brother is a police

academic honor roll, as well as the MVP In 2012, Uhl deployed to Afghanistan New York City. He patrolled all ve bor- o cer for the city of Yonkers. He is ex-

award for lacrosse in 2016. She was also in support of Operation Enduring Free- oughs and helped monitor criminal and cited to follow in his brother’s footsteps

a student teacher, teaching third grade at dom. In 2013, he became a corrections possible terrorist activity. and give back to the Yorktown commu-

Amber Charter School in the Bronx. o cer for the Westchester County De- Rana looks forward to a rewarding nity, which has provided him with this

Pagliuca knew she wanted to persue partment of Corrections and a member career protecting and serving the York- opportunity.

law enforcement when her father, Frank of the o ce’s emergency response unit. town community. He has completed the Lizarzaburu thanked Chief Noble and

Pagliuca, graduated from the Westches- He was also a general topics and rearms required eld training and is currently on the rest of the Yorktown Police Depart-

ter Police Academy in 2006. During her instructor for the department. patrol for the Yorktown Police Depart- ment, as well as the Town Board and his

summers throughout college, she was a Uhl, like Paglicua, is currently attend- ment. family. He also thanked the residents of

Seasonal Park Ranger for Westchester ing the Westchester Police Academy and “It’s truly an honor,” Rana said. Yorktown for giving him the opportunity.

County Department of Public Safety. will graduate in December. He will then Rana thanked the Town Board for “It’s always been a goal to give back

Currently, she is attending the West- complete the three month eld training the opportunity, as well as Chief Noble, to those that have given me so much,”

chester Police Academy and will graduate program for the Yorktown Police De- Lieutenant Graham, Lieutenant DeIulio Lizarzaburu said.

in December. She will complete a three partment before being placed on patrol. and Lieutenant Gentner, as well as his Lizarzaburu is currently on patrol after

month eld training program for the Yor- Uhl is eager to work for Yorktown Po- fellow o cers. He also thanked his fam- completing the Yorktown eld training

ktown Police and then go out on patrol. lice and provide safety and security to the ily and girlfriend, Talia. program.

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GREEN mat. Proceeds from the event will be used to Garbage contract renewal
FROM PAGE 2 up for discussion
sponsor scholarships for deserving students

at Seton’s school. If you are interested in

will be held on Tuesdays, Oct 1 through Nov playing, sponsoring and/or donating, please

5,from 7-9 p.m.,at the Holy Rosary Church/ contact Tom Engelhart (914.245.9391 or

School, 170 Bradhurst Ave, Hawthorne. [email protected]).

Both beginners and experienced sing- Volunteer Drivers Needed BY KATHERINE BORCHERT town services in January 2018.
ers are welcome. ere is no charge, and STAFF WRITER “It’s a two-year contract. It’s up in De-

advanced registration is recommended. e Town Board has less than 30 days cember 2019 and we have the option to
to renew its refuse and recyclable con- renew it for three, one-year periods at
We will teach you everything you need Can you spare a little time to make a tract with AAA Carting. the same price as what was originally
done,” Angliss-Gage said.
to know to sing beautiful harmony. Soon di erence in the life of an older adult? e contract with AAA Carting is for
the collection and disposal of residential Councilman Tom Diana and Council-
you will be ringing a cappella chords with RideConnect, a program of Family Ser- refuse and recyclable materials. man Ed Lachterman brought up com-
plaints they have received from residents
a new group of friends, and experience vices of Westchester, is an information, re- e current contract with AAA Cart- about pickup times and busted garbage
ing is $2,048,670 per year, which is cov- cans.
the thrill of performing for enthusiastic ferral, and transportation program for older ered by residents’ refuse fees.
Diana said the Town Board is “going
audiences. To register or for more infor- adults,age 60+,who can no longer drive.We is contract is $500,000 less than the to hopefully call them in for the next
previous refuse contract the town held. work session where we can sit down and
mation, contact Diane at 914-302-6920, are seeking volunteer drivers who are will- talk to them about what’s going on here.
“We’re saving over $500,000 a year Why are we getting these complaints?”
or email [email protected] ing to provide occasional rides to our older with this new contractor, AAA, as op-
posed to the last contract that we held “I inherited this contract from the
Give Blood, Get Cookies adult neighbors. ese rides enable our cli- for ve years,” said Kim Angliss-Gage, previous administration and there were
ents to remain active in their communities Yorktown’s recycling coordinator. de ciencies in it, which I corrected,” said
Gilbert, who is completing his rst two-
and to continue to lead ful lling lives. Rides Last year, surrounding towns faced year term.
issues with the cost of their waste con-
e Yorktown Chamber of Commerce are typically to medical and dental appoint- tracts. In December, North Salem voted It was found that before the contract
to break its tax cap to pay for a garbage was amended, there were condomini-
is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to ments, grocery shopping and other errands. contract with City Carting. um trash bins that were left out of the
scheduled route.
2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Albert Please consider giving the gift of mobility Supervisor Ilan Gilbert, who attends
meetings with other local supervisors Angliss-Gage said she believes that
A. Capellini Community & Cultural and independence. For more information, at least once a month, has found that the AAA Carting contract is the best
surrounding municipalities are paying option, repeating that the town is saving
Center, 1974 Commerce Street, York- please call Marietta C.Manoni at 914-242- much more for their pickup than York- over $500,000, compared to what they
town. used to spend. She said that she does not
town Heights. For more information, 7433 or email [email protected] recommend putting it out for bid.
“I think it serves the town’s best inter-
contact Nancy Stigone at 914-245-4599. Yorktown Jewish Center est to pick up this renewal,” Gilbert said. e town was expected to discuss the
contract again at its Sept. 24 meeting.
Seton Golf Outing Erev Rosh Hashanah (the High Holy AAA Carting started providing York-

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Outing will be held on Friday, Sept. 27, at Yom Kippur Kol Nidre services on Tues-

Beekman Country Club in Hopewell Junc- day, October 8, at 9 p.m. Services continue

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Thursday, September 26, 2019 Yorktown News – Page 7

ETHICS a public censure. After much We Can’t Afford
FROM PAGE 1 to Go Back
discussion between the board
Two years ago, Yorktown voters got rid of an
members, we agreed that a pub- administration that gutted environmental

According to the town code, lic censure would be the higher protections, paid back campaign donors with
big contracts, and made decisions in secrecy.
“ e Town Board shall consider, penalty and we did not agree They were aggressive partisans who treated those

but need not follow, the recom- with imposing that because he who disagreed with contempt and disrespect.
Money was wasted on expensive contracts. Our
mended disciplinary action as had not done this for personal
roads and bridges were neglected for years.
advised by the Board of Ethics.” gain and that there have been Development projects were pushed through

Because the issue was between no further incidents since the without protections for taxpayers.
Yorktown has come far in less than two years.
two councilmen on the ve- complained-of incident.”
We can’t afford to go back.
member governing body, only “ e board members followed

Councilman Tom Diana, Coun- the letter of the law. e advi-

cilwoman Alice Roker and Su- sory opinion was considered in

pervisor Ilan Gilbert could take closed session, which is appro-

action. priate. e board agreed to take

When the opinion was deliv- a certain action in closed session,

ered to the three, clari cation was which was appropriate and Mr.

sought from the Board of Ethics. Lachterman and Mr. Patel were

Due to scheduling, this delayed informed of that outcome,” Gil-

any discussions on the decision bert said.

by six to eight weeks. After the Lachterman said that the is-

Board of Ethics was unable to sue must be disclosed and voted

meet in closed session to clarify on in public session.

items under review, the town at- Diana called for a motion to

torney, Richard Abbate, acted vote and accept the ethics board’s

as an intermediary between the ndings and recommendation,

three members of the Town saying that the process had gone

Board and the Board of Ethics on for too long. He added, “He

to give them procedural advice. [Patel] is basically being publicly

“After discussion, there was censured anyway.”

a unanimous, bipartisan agree- e board voted to accept the

ment that Vishnu should receive ndings and recommendation

a warning in closed session. e of the ethics board at the Sept.

reason for this was that Vishnu, 17 meeting, with Gilbert issuing

while he had disclosed informa- Patel a warning.

tion from closed session, the de- Gilbert said in his statement

cision was that it was not done at the meeting, “ is is an inci-

to ‘further the interests of him- dent that took place almost two

self or others’,” Gilbert said in a years ago, under a prior board. I

statement at the meeting. hope this closes the matter and

“ e advisory ethics board did we can get back to work on im-

recommend that Vishnu receive portant town business.”

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Page 10 – Yorktown News Thursday, September 26, 2019

Happily Ever After In Defense

of Freedom:

My Final

Two MY
ago, we
began discuss-

ing the conun- JAMES
drum of freewill MARTORANO

On Stage: Two Kinds of ‘Red Hot Lovers’ verses determin-

ism through

the ctional

court case of People vs. Dr. G. Petto. As you may

Mr. Parker creating a chemistry that lore that enter- recall, Dr. Petto is a scientist who constructed an
quickly rivets your atten- tains Terry. Joe
Penguin Rep eatre. Stony Point, N.Y. tion on every word Mr. Chisholm is al- android named Pinocchio that was programmed
rough Oct. 6. McKeever has written. ways ingratiating
BRUCE and fun to watch to be free and, thereafter, killed a human being. As
Talk about creating a palpable HAPPINESS RETURNS THE BLOG as he bounces
sense of place through the artistry of Terry still is strug- around the apart- Pinocchio’s creator and programmer, Dr. Petto nds
stagecraft. As soon as I took my seat BRUCE ment, enjoying
and saw the set for Michael McK- gling with the loss of APAR life with his new himself accused of murder.
eever’s play, Mr. Parker, I immediately the love of his life, made sugar daddy.
assumed the funky little apartment, more wrenching by his In this third and nal column on this subject, I
capped with a generous skylight and approval that Je rey be
furnished in the spirit of Bohemian taken o life support, and by another make my closing arguments on why I believe the
bonhomie, was a Greenwich Village connection he has to Je rey’s demise.
artist’s studio. Meeting Justin is the rst glimmer of android’s actions (and mankind’s, by analogy) are
happiness he’s known in many months.
It belonged to Je rey McCabe, an free. I begin by acknowledging that science has
avant garde artist of growing re- Mr. McKeever uses the setup to
nown who died several months prior. comment on a range of interesting, discovered more about the operation of the brain
At curtain rise, it’s occupied by his relatable topics. ere’s the generation
54-year-old boyfriend of 30 years/ gap that is a source of friction between in the past fty years than it has ever before. For
husband of six years,Terry Parker, the men. ere are familiar artifacts of
and by Terry’s bar pickup from the modernity -- notably the ubiquitous, SONNY BOY FRIEND example, Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson studied
previous night, bartender and Uber anti-social use of cellphones, some- Into the picture comes Je rey’s sister
driver Justin (who’s half Terry’s age and thing Je rey used in his art but never our genetic makeup and founded the discipline of
whose name Terry initially has trouble used on his person. Dating apps are Cassie, brought to vivid life with a
remembering.) dealt with, too, as Terry tells Justin, pungent performance by Mia Mat- sociobiology, which traces the biological basis of
“Sex is just a swipe to the right.” thews. She’s all re-breathing busi-
As Justin, actor Joe Chisholm makes ness, which plays out as a theatrically social behavior. In addition, advances in evolution-
a memorable entrance, in nothing but e pair are enjoying each other, ripe counterpoint to Terry’s proclivity
his bikini briefs. He and Derek Smith’s with the occasional di erences to be toward procrastination. She also casts a ary biology, cognitive psychology, neurophysiology
Terry catch re on stage right away, expected. Justin is a font of Manhattan wary eye toward the new boy in Terry’s
life who could be his son. and neuroscience have together, formed an interest-

rough Cassie, the playwright ex- ing set of lenses through which we can study and
presses a crisp cynicism about how art
is valued, and, for that matter, what we very accurately predict human behavior. Even so, I
consider to be art in the rst place. She
says that her brother “took everyday wholeheartedly maintain that we, and my client’s
life and made people believe it is art.”
And was paid handsomely for it. android, act freely.

is is a very well-balanced produc- It is elementary that none of us act in a vacuum.
tion in every respect, the hallmark of
savvy director Joe Brancato, who also We possess an integrated mind-body system, which
is founding artistic director of Penguin
Rep. He has a keen eye for what works is very complex. Much of our behavior is generated
and for what audiences like, and he
unfailingly sends them away not only by emotions and, to some extent, the subconscious.
satis ed but impressed.
Additionally, our genes determine which personal-

ity orientation we will inherit. Whether we are

careless or careful, sloppy or neat, impatient or

patient—all can be traced to genetics. For example,

if we have a shorter stretch of DNA that inhibits

serotonin in chromosome 17, we are more likely to

be anxious and neurotic.

It’s as if we nd ourselves in a sticky web of pre-

dispositions. It is, therefore, not surprising that, to

the social scientist, our decisions are often predict-

able and easily manipulated by neurological, genetic,

environmental, cultural, emotional and political

Mr. McKeever’s script scores
e mistake of those who champion determin-
multiple points with its dramatic
ourishes, its social commentary, and ism, including Dr. Petto’s prosecutor, is a failure to

its smoothly crafted dialogue that di erentiate between predispositions, as described

SEE APAR PAGE 18 above, and predeterminations or tight causal

Derek Smith, who was on Broadway in The Lion King, plays the title role in SEE MARTORANO PAGE 16
Mr. Parker, at Penguin Rep through Oct. 6. Photo by Matthew Herman.

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Page 12 – Yorktown News OPINION Thursday, September 26, 2019


Praise for Bruce Apar Support for Matt Slater zen, I want to hold our taxes climb. Frankly, we deserve more on Sunday evenings from 6:30-9
down, but I also want services to than what Yorktown currently of- p.m. at the church, 40 days for

To the editor: To the editor: make Yorktown a place where I fers. anks to Matt Slater, who Life, Rosary for Life, Walk on

I would like to thank Bruce Apar It’s time to pass the baton. I still want to live, and a commu- is running for Yorktown Supervi- Washington. ere is no pres-

for his opinion piece on September moved to Yorktown 36 years ago, nity where I would like to see my sor, I am hopeful we will receive sure to do anything. Just come

12 titled “Growing up in Israel, she before Matt Slater was born. e grandchildren grow up. Please greater recognition and support in to see if you can help in any way

learned how to live under missiles.” deplorable Roma Building still remember a vote for Matt Slater the future. and o er your ideas and sugges-

I found the blog to be so interesting looks the same as it did then. is a vote for change. Pass the ba- Jennie Menton tions, or just come to listen and

that I decided to go to the speaking Desolate K-Mart shopping cen- ton to the next generation and Yorktown Heights learn more. Please help to save

engagement given by Dalia Zahger ter now looks like the same as did vote for Matt. If you do, I doubt our unborn children and stop

at the Congregation Sir Shalom in desolate Caldors. 36 years from now Yorktown will Respect for infanticide. You are needed and
Ridge eld Connecticut. I found NYSDOT dumping ground at still look the same. Life Ministry you can make a di erence.
her to be very informative and in-
spirational.Dalia spoke about living Route 100 and 118 still looks the Priscilla Lennox Barbara Gunther
same, and where other than Yor-
Yorktown Heights Yorktown Heights

in Israel. She also spoke about the ktown does the front of one com- To the editor:

negative aspects of the BDS (Boy- mercial development face the rear Please help stop abortion. I Response to Ethics
Board issue
cott,Divestment,Sanctions) move- of another commercial develop- To the editor: watched Fox News, 2,200 fe-

ment, and how hard it is to stand ment? Please, it’s time to pass the I want to take a moment to tal remains were found in an

up at colleges for what I would say baton. Let a younger generation thank Matt Slater. As many old abortion clinic in Indiana.

is misinformation and sometimes have a chance for change. Matt know, I advocate for the needs Planned Parenthood is trying to To the editor:

just plain anti-Semitism. If Da- Slater has more energy, more of our local seniors in Yorktown. sue the government for stopping Last week’s town board meet-

lia Zahger ever comes to our area enthusiasm, and a real desire for Over the past few months I have funding for abortions. Did you ing was an embarrassment to Yor-

again I would suggest to anyone to change along with a great gov- been trying to engage several know that fetuses can feel pain ktown and perfectly personi ed

please go and listen. It is good to ernmental backround. He also leaders in our community to nd at 20 weeks? I went to my rst the lack of leadership by Super-

see our young adults trying to make happens to be starting a young new ways to publicize informa- Respect for Life Ministry meet- visor Gilbert and his leadership

a di erence against anti-Semitism. family in Yorktown just like I did tion for our seniors. e only per- ing at St. Patrick’s Church in team. After a 17 month inves-

John Scavarda 36 years ago. son who took this endeavor seri- Yorktown recently. ey are be- tigation by the Yorktown Ethics

Yorktown Now that I am a senior citi- ously was Matt Slater. He setup ing held one night a month in the Board it took six months and a

a meeting with the President of Family Education Center, Room public shaming from Council-

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services that are available in and e Respect for Life Minis- Patel, who was admonished by the

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this community for many years planned for the year...but they re- town code, kept the public in the

and I am proud to call it home. ally need our help; Please come dark for six months. Regardless

Our seniors, the people who built to listen and see if you can help of the nature of the violation it is

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LETTERS is dangerous to a representative Palm Trees Why did the town let this Street and Route 6N. Grant-
republic like ours. Every e ort on Route 6? happen without imposing a ne ing this approval will result in
FROM PAGE 12 and/or replacement of the trees the removal of 19.3 acres of
To the editor: removed? What kind of example trees, not to mention the loss
should be made to ensure the high- What would happen if YOU is this for other property own- of wildlife and probable endan-
ers? Removal of these trees will gered species that will impact
o cial from being held account- est caliber of public administration cut down 35 trees on your prop- result in soil erosion, contrib- our environment. is will for-
erty without the required permit uting to existing ooding, loss ever change the character of the
able especially when the bipartisan in Yorktown. e recent substanti- from the Yorktown Engineering of nitrogen, less absorption of community and the quality of
Department? is is a violation carbon dioxide (exhaust fumes) life we now enjoy.
ethics board upholds a complaint. ated Ethics Law violation against of the existing tree law and it from excessive tra c on Route
did happen! e owners of the 6. Another important tree and Do you want to destroy the
Despite Supervisor Gilbert’s best the Councilperson Patel was not former Toys “R” Us building lo- environment decision the Town trees that make Yorktown beau-
cated o Route 6 and Bank road Board will be deciding concerns tiful and replace them with
e orts and continued objections, disclosed by theTown Board for six (near Lee Blvd.) had 35 trees the rezoning from single fam- “palm trees” where you live? Are
cut down and removed without ily homes to multi-family resi- you ready for what happened
the town board nally held Coun- months because the Ethics Board a permit. After this was brought dences, a plan Diversi ed Prop- here to happen in your neigh-
to the attention of the Yorktown erties has already submitted for borhood? How did this escape
cilman Patel accountable in public. would not give them a clari cation Engineering Department, an in- approval. is development will the attention of Advocates for a
spector was sent to the site and a consist of 11, two-story build- Better Yorktown (ABY)? Does
Sadly, the process has signi cantly on their ruling. At the recent Town permit was issued after the fact! ings to accommodate 150 rental this make Yorktown better?
units on Summit Hill located
tarnished the ethics process York- Board meeting Susan Siegel called ere was no penalty and there between Lee Boulevard, Bank Louise DeMarco, Jeanne
was no ne. Do you think, we as Troiano, Brian Sillik
town has in place, and worse, this the Ethics Board “dysfunctional” private property owners and tax-
payers, could cut down 35 trees Yorktown
whole episode could have been and cited her own complaint of a without a permit and get away
with it? Why was the Mitigation
avoided if it was addressed when year ago that hasn’t been addressed. of Trees ignored? “Provisions to
protect trees normally require
the Ethics Board’s ndings and She added that members of the mitigation as a condition for ap-
proving destruction of, or dam-
recommendations were originally Ethics Board weren’t interested in age to trees or woodlands.” Are
there two sets of rules, one for
rendered and delivered to town holding meetings and a new Ethics businesses and one for private
property owners? We are now left
o cials in March. Frankly this Board should be appointed. I agree with one big eyesore. Instead of
beautiful trees we are now look-
is typical of the Gilbert Adminis- with Ms. Siegel and a complete re- ing at a large empty building. e
trees that were left now resemble
tration’s perfected one-two punch vamp of the Ethics Board is long “palm trees” on Route 6.

of inaction and blame. Yorktown overdue. A clear mission statement

deserves better than this. York- and guidelines must include a time

town deserves a local government frame in which the complaint

we can believe in. Tuesday’s town needs to be address and a sched-

board meeting proved yet again uled monthly meeting regardless if

that the Gilbert Gang is more there is a complaint before them. If

focused on protecting themselves there is nothing on the agenda the

then honoring their oath to serv- time could be utilized for training

ing the public. purposes. e Annual Disclosure

Michael McTygue Statements led by o cials is not

Yorktown Heights enough to earn the respect, trust,

and con dence of the public. Town

o cials need to act with integrity,

To the editor: nonpartisanship, and con denti-

e one thing lacking in Ameri- ality and a strong Ethics Board is

can society today is trust. e vital to a healthy Yorktown.

lack of trust in our businessman, Kevin Murphy
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Page 16 – Yorktown News OPINION Thursday, September 26, 2019

MARTORANO Carolina, he shocked everyone enjoy for whatever reason, we was confronted with a major fact that how we think, feel, and
by voting in favor of school also have the power to reverse
FROM PAGE 10 integration. e vote violated course. If not, diets, self-help life decision—do I continue my behave are all up to us. is is
every predisposition he had ever courses, political debates, couples
connections. To illustrate the been exposed to; yet, his life ex- counseling, and so on and so graduate studies in philosophy, the feeling the android experi-
point, let’s recall the recent periences caused him to choose forth, would all be for naught.
movie, e Best of Enemies, to reevaluate his values and do I go to law school, do I get enced at the moment it took a
which highlights the true story override those predispositions. e important fact here is that
of Ku Klux Klan leader C.P. we choose to continue to act as a job, or do I join the military? human life. Its depraved act was
Ellis who tra cked in rac- Like C.P. Ellis, we have and before or we choose to change.
ism and segregation his whole continuously experience the Even if the majority of us act as As you are aware, I went to law not necessitated by any action
life. When, however, he was feeling that there are alternatives predicted, it is still in the act of
called to cast the deciding vote when we act. While we may choosing to not change that we school because I decided that the by my client, G. Petto.
on school integration in his choose to continue to advance exercise our freedom.
hometown of Durham, North the preferences we already best way I could help people was It is certainly true that we are
When I was 22 years old, I
to become a lawyer. My choice constantly told how we should

was a rational one, made after think, feel and act by society,

careful deliberation. However, church, friends, laws, political

the nal decision was based partisans and conscience; but,

on my value system, which a whether we acquiesce to these

scientist could argue is traceable outside forces or instead forge

to genetics, upbringing and other our own thoughts, feelings, and

factors, all of which made my behavior is an act of freedom

Law Firm of choice predictable. Predicable, itself—and one that is entirely

Tracy Christen Reimann but not inevitable! If I were to up to us.
If you are in one of these situations… do it over again, it is entirely So, I leave you with this con-
I just lost a parent.
My spouse has been diagnosed possible that I might choose cluding thought. roughout
with Alzheimer’s.
My special needs child is turning 18. di erently. e decision is always human history, it is clear that
I just inherited a family business.
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position that we are free as long wise. To exist is to be free. e

as we do what we want to do, most important contribution of

even if we have no control over the existentialist movement is

our wants and desires. e sec- its rallying cry that to be free is

ond group, known as traditional to act, to take initiative, to make

Libertarian, not to be confused choices, to accept responsibility,

with political libertarians, hold to dream big dreams, to suc-

that we act freely only if our ceed, to fail, but always to try.

wants and desires are under As Jean-Paul Sartre said, “We

our control as well. For me, the discover our freedom by making

classic Libertarian position, al- choices. Any life situation that

though attractive, is unrealistic. forces an individual to become

We have the power to evalu- acutely aware that he is mak-

ate, change and even resist our ing free choices expands his

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succeed depends largely on our capacity for freedom.”

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APAR monologue. His stage presence Last of the Red sketch comedy, and that tricky but, in Act II, we meet another of
has a balletic uidity that I found Hot Lovers technique, bu ed and polished by a Barney’s memorable “dates,” in the
FROM PAGE 10 mesmerizing. Whether speaking master of the form, served him well person of whirling dervish Bobbi
or not, Mr. Smith’s meaningful Ridge eld eater Barn, for the rest of his storied career. Michelle. Kate Patton does a diz-
somehow manages to be both gazes, reactions, pauses all re ect Ridge eld, Conn. rough Sept. 28. zying turn as a chatterbox ower
leisurely in its authenticity and yet an ingrained discipline belonging In Lovers, Barney Cashman child, of sorts, not to mention
pointed, no mean feat. to the nest actors. Ridge is a middle-aged, married, New an aspiring actress. She turns on
Last of the Red Hot Lovers, at York City restaurant owner who Barney by inviting a smokin’ Mary
e acting is rst-rate, too. Penguin Rep has done it again, Ridge eld eater Barn through needs to prove to himself that Jane to the two-person party. In
At its core is Derek Smith, who bringing to the ‘burbs Manhat- Sept. 28 is typical of playwright his libido still has what it takes. other words, they both get high.
starred on Broadway in e tan-quality theater that enlight- Neil Simon’s patented style of Barney’s self-prescribed therapy It’s purely medicinal--of course.
Lion King for 10 years as Scar. ens us with topical, provocative, rapid- re repartee riddled with is to borrow his working mother’s
He beautifully blends gravitas humane perspectives, even as it observations both wry and corny. apartment during the late after- Finally, for Act III, the third
and vulnerability, owning the entertains us with utmost profes- He made his bones as a gag noon -- before she returns home guest l’a aires Barney who comes
audience from the outset with an sionalism and panache. writer in the early days of TV -- so he can play the playboy. It through his mother’s door is
emotionally true, nely shaded immediately is apparent as soon as Jeanette Fisher, a painfully shy,
Barney appears, a bundle of nerves unhappy tall drink of water, beau-
New Face & and self-doubt, that this is a role tifully rendered by Linda Seay.
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Layton kickstarts the rst of the job making us laugh, Mr. Simon
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of the stage. She struts back and issue a warning for civilization to
forth as Barney cowers in antici- mend its misanthropic ways.
pation of what aggressive move
or remark she’s about to hurl his It’s small comfort today that he
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The SCARY truth: What happens
when you wait to get started

BY ALINA PEDRAZA AND HEALTH RISKS: is one is a given, and prob-

GUEST COLUMNIST ably the one you expected to read. But it’s true. Have you

ever stopped to think about where you will be in 10 years

‘Tis the season for spooks and scares, so we wanted to if you maintain your current habits? Unhealthy habits

remind you of the scary things that might happen when compound and snowball. If you haven’t thought about it,

you decide to wait to get started on a health and wellness I would challenge you to do so. Maybe your habits are not

routine. that unhealthy and you will be ne in 10 years from now

By this time of the fall, you either have somewhat of a with the minor unhealthy things that you do, or maybe

routine, or you don’t. Either way, Halloween (and Hal- they are really out of hand and you just don’t know

loween treats) is right around the corner, followed by how to stop.

anksgiving, then the holidays, and then New Year’s. If • OTHER AREAS OF YOUR LIFE START

you keep telling yourself “I’ll just wait until New Year’s to TO SUFFER: e reality is that when you stop

get started,” think again! making your health and wellness a priority, it’s

harder to “show up” for the relationships and

BELOW IS THE SCARY TRUTH ABOUT WHAT commitments in your life: family, work or friends.

HAPPENS WHEN YOU WAIT TO GET STARTED. Healthy habits give you more energy and usually

• IT GETS HARDER TO GET STARTED: ink more con dence. When you have more energy

about all the things that are on your “to-do” list that don’t and/or more con dence, you get excited for your

take priority and eventually just don’t make your “to-do” partner, you have more physical and mental energy

list anymore. Like cleaning the garage or the attic. When for your kids, and you can be more productive at

you nally get to it, it is way worse, and way more time work.

consuming than it would have been if you just did it when is “scare”is a friendly reminder that you should not

you originally planned on doing it. Implementing a new keep waiting to start a health and tness routine. e lon-

workout or nutrition program is the same concept. e ger you wait, the harder it is to get started. Don’t wait any

longer you wait, you begin to remind yourself of how longer; take control of your health today!

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3 ways to prevent ankle sprains & twists this fall

BY DR. KURT VOELLMICKE also improves our mindfulness and
GUEST COLUMNIST understanding of how proper joint
alignment feels. Overall, yoga will not
Ankle sprains and twisted ankles only improve ankle strength, but over-
are among some of the most common all mindfulness of the body and its
bone and joint injuries, according to alignment as well as skeletal strength.
the National University of Health Balancing on one leg at a time can im-
Sciences. prove one’s ability to protect against
spraining an ankle.
A sprain or a twist is caused
when the ligaments in the ankle are OTHER STRENGTH EXERCISES
stretched beyond their normal range ere are other similar exercises
of motion or even torn. Preventing
this common injury is relatively easy such as toe raises and heel lifts that
and there are numerous exercises and focus on improving ankle mobility.
simple lifestyle changes that can im- Other exercises such as squats and
prove your overall ankle strength. lunges, which focus more on other
areas of the body, are also bene cial
SENSIBLE SHOES ARE THE MOST in increasing ankle strength. If proper
SUPPORTIVE form is used, these exercises focus on
proper joint alignment, core strength
When it comes to footwear,shoes that as well as balance.
t well and o er support to your ankles
and arches are ideal. High heels are the Bone and joint health is often one
common culprit for ankle sprains in area of the body that is neglected and
women. Choosing a shoe with arch and not considered important until later in
ankle support lessens the likelihood for life. Ensuring that your bones and joints
ankle injury to occur. Wider and rmer are strong can prevent common injuries
outer soles are more stable compared to such as twisted ankles and sprains and
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Tips for making braces more comfortable

Many children and adults tive wires and brackets that can is pushed. After the tooth mi- Use the wax to able to have braces on.
wear orthodontic braces. reduce the duration of treat- grates, new bone will replace the cover up brack- • Practice good hygiene. Brac-
ment. spot where the tooth vacated. ets or wires that
Braces can straighten teeth are causing irrita- es create more crevices and spots
and improve bite health. While According to Harvard Uni- Due to the pressure braces ex- tion. Over time, the where bacteria can accumulate.
adults who wore braces years versity Health, the science of ert, it is common for people who mouth will get used to Be sure to oss and brush thor-
ago as youngsters likely recall orthodontics and braces in- wear braces to experience dis- the braces and sore spots oughly to keep the teeth clean to
being apprehensive about their volves placing constant pressure comfort. Soreness and discom- will not be as prominent. avoid painful cavities.
appearance back then, thanks to on teeth. e root then presses fort typically occurs when braces
advancements in braces technol- against the underlying alveolar are initially put on the teeth and • Use OTC pain reliev- Having braces means experi-
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Cancer claims the lives of mation is helpful, so learning ties or changes in breast tissue notes that only about 10 percent in the ght against breast cancer.
millions of people across the the truth and debunking those should always be brought to the of individuals diagnosed with Learning to decipher between
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Yorktown’s Julia Sateriale prepares to serve
against Lakeland on Sept. 17.
Daniella Marazino
and Yorktown’s
Allison Torres
meet at the net.

Huskers flying high
Lakeland rebounds against Brewster

BY MIKE SABINI together as a team. We really played in digs, 1 block), Silverman (17 as-

CONTRIBUTING WRITER unison. It was like pass, set, hit, pass, set, sists, 2 digs), Paige Melagrano (1

hit. We just worked really well together.” assist) and Vanessa Mulaj (1 kill)

Yorktown remained undefeated by Cane set the tone in the opening set, all contributed to the victory.

scoring one of the biggest early season with a high- ying, monstrous spike, Yorktown (6-0, 2-0) nished

victories of the Section 1 volleyball sea- which put the Huskers up 12-3. the week at the John Jay (Cross

son with a 3-1 (21-25, 25-20, 25-23, “I feel like it’s a whole lot of team work River) tournament on Sept. 21,

25-21) triumph against visiting Walter and I feel it’s up to me to end the play,” going 8-0 in pool play and ended

Panas on Sept. 19. Cane said. “It all started with a good pass up seeded second in the eight- PHOTO: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
Lakeland’s Sophia Sommovigo serves against
“Having the composure and consis- and a good set from my setter (Silver- team gold bracket, losing in Yorktown on Sept. 17.
tency to beat a well-respected team like man) and I feel like in a league game like the rst round to Long Island’s

Panas is something that we have been Lakeland, someone has to put it away Smithtown East.

working towards,” said Yorktown’s Jackie and that’s what really just drives the team

Cane. “ is win is a statement on how forward.” LAKELAND 4 2
much potential we have and we will de - Yorktown was de nitely driven to win Lakeland rebounded from their Upcoming Yorktown Schedule
nitely use it as motivation to keep work- the next two sets and not let the match loss to Yorktown by winning at
• Monday, Sept. 23, vs. Tappan
ing hard and improving every day.” get to a fourth game. Brewster in straight sets (25-9, 25-

Cane (20 kills, 2 aces, 5 digs), Jackie “ e fourth game is always tough be- 13, 25-13) on Sept. 18. Zee, 4:30 p.m.
Knoesel (3 assists, 8 aces, 18 digs), Ol- cause both teams are still in it so we really “It was important for us to come • Wednesday, Sept. 25, @ Somers,
ivia Waschenko (8 kills), Allison Torres focused on closing the game and sweep- back, play well, and win the next

(9 kills, 8 digs, 1 block), Aniyah Seales ing them,” Knoesel said. “It was a really match after a tough loss against 4:30 p.m.
(2 kills, 2 blocks), Olivia Fasce (13 assist, big goal for us to sweep them. It’s one of Yorktown,” said Lakeland’s Victo- • Friday, Sept. 27, vs. John Jay
1 ace, 13 digs), Lauren Strauss (1 assist, our team goals to have a certain amount ria Tsui. “Our win today helped us

1 ace, 9 digs), and Allison Silverman (3 of sweeps this season so it’s really impor- refocus and play better as a team.” (Cross River), 4:30 p.m.

kills, 25 assists, 1 ace, 7 digs, 1 block) pro- tant for us. So, in those last points, we just Lakeland was led to the victory Upcoming Yorktown Schedule

pelled the Huskers to victory. had to put it all together. If you made a by Tsui (13 assists), Kayla Jennings

e host Huskers also registered a 3-0 mistake, you know that you could shake it (6 aces, 5 kills), and Emily Kubic- • Wednesday, Sept. 25, @ Walter
Panas, 4:30 p.m.
(25-11, 25-15, 25-17) win against Lake- o and the next ball you get up.” sko (5 kills).

land on Sept. 17. Gia Tropea (2 digs), Knoesel (1 kill, 1 “We were able to win today be-

“We were really focused throughout assist, 3 aces, 11 digs), Waschenko (6 kills, cause we played with more energy • Friday, Sept. 27, vs. Somers,
the whole day,” Knoesel said. “When we 1 dig, 1 block), Torres (10 kills, 3 aces, 12 and had better communication on 4:30 p.m.
came here we knew that it was going to be digs, 1 block), Julia Sateriale (1 assist, 2 the court,” Tsui said. “It was good

a tough game. We had to stay composed aces, 2 digs), Seales (5 kills, 3 blocks), to be able to bounce back and play

the whole time and play con dently and Fasce (14 assists, 1 ace, 4 digs), Strauss well as a team.”

not overcon dent. We played very put (2 aces, 1 dig), Cane (13 kills, 5 aces, 4

Thursday, September 26, 2019 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 31


Yorktown avoids letdown,
stays undefeated

BY MIKE SABINI Smith got the Huskers on the with just two minutes to go be-

CONTRIBUTING WRITER board when he went 44 yards for fore halftime, all but sealing the

a touchdown with 7:25 to go in victory.

Coming o an emotional win the opening quarter. e rst of “Keith ran well because he’s an

at Somers, Yorktown football Josh Le el’s 8 extra points gave athlete, and the line was making

knew it had to rev its emotional Yorktown a 7-0 lead. holes outside, amazing,” Smith

engine back up for their home “ e play developed great,” said. “It was perfect.”

opener against Tappan Zee. Smith said. “We had our two Linemen Capone, Tinari,

e Huskers answered the pulling guards, Eddie Capone Matteo Cermele, Eddie Capone,

challenge on Friday, Sept. 20, and Jack Tinari, running faster Johnny Bowen, Gerald Gen-

cruising to a 56-28 victory be- than I was, and they just sealed tile and fullback Ben Robinson, FILE PHOTO/ROB DIANTONIO
hind Dylan Smith (11 carries, the edge and I just ran. ey did helped open up those holes.
223 yards, 4 TD). all the work.” Huskers quarterback Trevvon Johnson ran for 50 yards on 6 carries
Trevvon Johnson (6 carries, 50 against Tappan Zee.
“We were talking about it all After Tappan Zee went up 8-7 yards), Sean Vogel (7 carries, 53

week,”said Yorktown coach Mike on the following possession, the yards, 1 TD), Dean Patierno (9

Rescigno. “It is hard, because Huskers took the lead right back carries, 65 yards) and Anthony on a night where the Yorktown credit,” Rescigno said. “I watch

there is such an emotional invest- on a 13-yard touchdown run by Cicinelli (3 carries, 35 yards) also Athlete Club’s football program the YAC coaches work. I watch

ment in playing a crosstown rival, Keith Boyer (6 carries, 66 yards), contributed to the Huskers’dom- was recognized at halftime. them go out of their way to do

a program like Somers. So there going up 14-8 with 2:25 to go in inant rushing attack. “It’s huge,” Smith said. “I re- things safely, and the right way,

is something to be learned, how the opening quarter. Cicinelli (1 catch, 9 yards,TD), member when I was little, I and make kids have a good time.

to go week to week, no matter “It was huge,” Smith said. “Ev- Robinson (1 catch, 20 yards) and was looking up to all the varsity So my hat’s o to those guys. It’s

who you play, because everybody eryone makes mistakes. at was Dom Sanfardino (2 catches, 17 guys and it was the best feeling. a pleasure for me to have a re-

wants to win. Everybody has a my fault. at touchdown was all yards) got involved in the Husk- at’s because you know when lationship with them and have

target on us and that’s not go- me. And we just drove it down, ers’ receiving game. you grow up, you are going to be them on our eld and share it

ing to change all year, so that is the team picked me up, and we on that eld, in front of all these with us. To see all those kids

something our team has to learn just scored again.” THE FUTURE OF YORKTOWN people on a Friday night, and it’s screaming and yelling for us, it’s

how to handle as it matures. We Smith then scored three sec- FOOTBALL the best feeling in the world.” what our community is all about.

have been talking about that, ma- ond-quarter touchdown runs Yorktown’s Dean Patierno (in- Rescigno was pleased to see So it’s a beautiful thing.”

turing every single week, and get of 11, 22 and 13 yards, before a terception), Nick Lang (intercep- the YAC recognized. Yorktown (3-0) returns to ac-

better in our mindset. I think we 21-yard touchdown scamper by tion) and Vincent Cappelli (fum- “ ose guys, youth football tion at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27,

did that this week.” Boyer put the Huskers up 42-8 ble recovery) recorded turnovers coaches, don’t get nearly enough against visiting Horace Greeley.

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by the Peekskill
Yorktown’s Smith inspired defenders on Sept. 7.
by Arlington’s Morse

BY MIKE SABINI What is your favorite team Do you plan to continue to power, what would it be and why? My favorite food to eat before
CONTRIBUTING WRITER activity or pregame or postgame play football in college? Tell us Teleportation because I would and after a game is pancakes. ey
ritual that you share with your about where you are going to are a great source of energy based
Yorktown’s Dylan Smith is in teammates? school and why you chose it? never have to drive. Also, I will on their carbohydrates.
his third year on the Huskers’ var- never be late to anything.
sity football squad. He is a senior My favorite pregame ritual that I hope to continue my football Best place to eat in Yorktown
captain who plays running back I share with my teammates is go- career beyond high school. As If you could pick one place and why?
on o ense and safety on defense. ing in that last huddle right before of right now, I am going to Pace to visit on vacation that you’ve
Smith was named All-League a the game. Nothing is better than University. never been to, where would you Hirame. It’s a great sushi place
year ago. getting hyped up with your family. go and why? to relax and chill with friends or
I chose this school because I family. Also, their lettuce chicken
rough three games this sea- Do you have any goals for wanted to be as close as I can to If I could pick one place to visit wraps are amazing.
son, all Yorktown victories, Smith your nal season at Yorktown? my family. on vacation that I’ve never been to
has rushed for 548 yards and 8 would be Italy. My mother’s side Facebook,Twitter or Insta-
touchdowns on 34 carries. My only goal for my nal sea- I want to be around if they need is all Italian and my grandparents gram? Why?
son is playing every game with no any help. Also, Pace has the same have always talked about how
How old were you when you regrets.To play every game like it’s atmosphere as Yorktown. It’s one great it is there. If I had to choose between Insta-
started playing football and our last time touching the eld. big family. gram,Facebook,andTwitter,I would
what got you started? What is your favorite food to choose Instagram only because I do
Who has been your biggest role Do you know what you want eat before or after a game? not have Facebook or Twitter.
I was 8 years old. What got me model over the years and what to study in college? If yes, what
started with playing football was have you learned from them? are you planning on studying
watching it on television. I loved and why?
the contact that was involved with My biggest role model besides
the sport and since then I fell in my parents has been Nate Morse. In college, I’m going to major in
love with the game. Nate is from Arlington and since business/ nance. I chose business/
I’ve heard what happened to him,
What is your favorite thing he’s taught me to play every down nance because I feel that busi-
about being on the football team like it’s your last. Anything can ness is similar to a team where we
at Yorktown? happen in a blink of an eye. ank all have our own individual jobs,
you, Nate. but we work together to accom-
Playing with my family.We have plish a goal.
an inseparable bond and we’ve al- Tell us one thing about your-
ways supported one another. self that not a lot of people know? What is your favorite music to
listen to warming up for a game?
I love playing chess. I enjoy the
strategy behind the board game. Country.
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Thursday, September 26, 2019 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 33

Do negative halftime speeches work?

Inspirational locker room tion helps with accountability,” MARSH lem worse.” tive speeches equate to better
speeches are a hallmark of sports he said. MADNESS Coaches, Hendrie said, “need performances, as our coaches
movies. have said.
Both Meadows and Ron BRIAN to have multiple tools in their
Who can forget Herb Brooks Hendrie, coach of North Salem MARSCHHAUSER toolbox and know when to use How important is the game?
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U.S. hockey team before their guage when talking about this di cult, especially when you with various players. son? e state championship?
legendary upset over the unbeat- approach. ey describe it as consider what else needs to be
able Soviets in the 1980 Olym- letting players “take ownership” accomplished at halftime: rest, “ ere’s a quote that says: Is the “negative” speech only
pic Games? of their performance. rehydration and game-planning. ‘If the only tool you have is a e ective because it was preceded
hammer, then you will tend to by 10 “positive” ones?
“Great moments are born “One of the best ways to do But is it better to be a drill treat everything as if it’s a nail,’”
from great opportunity. And that is to use the methodology sergeant or a friend? It depends he added. What exactly is a negative
that’s what you have here called guided discovery, whereby on the situation. speech, anyway? Does the coach’s
tonight, boys. at’s what you’ve asking pointed questions and I’ve always loved sports voice have to reach a certain
earned here tonight. One game. allowing them to come up with “ e method of communica- because they’re quanti able. decibel level? Exceed a certain
If we played ‘em 10 times, they the answers would be a very ef- tion should most certainly be Perhaps we’ve gone too far with number of swear words?
might win nine. But not this fective way to steer them to their engaging but not necessarily analytics, but for the most part,
game. Not tonight. Tonight, we own solutions,” Hendrie said. high energy, harsh and negative the value of a player or coach is Ultimately, Hendrie said, “A
skate with them. Tonight, we “Not only does this empower in nature,” Hendrie said. “For objective. As fans, we sometimes strong halftime talk should really
stay with them. And we shut the players, but it also provides instance, if my team’s problem twist ourselves into pretzels try- be a conversation facilitated by
them down because we can! an avenue for them to become during the rst half was that ing to excuse poor performances the coach.” It should meet the
Tonight, WE are the greatest intrinsically motivated.” we were losing composure and of athletes we like, but stats can’t needs of both individual play-
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Sports Roundup(9/17-9/22)
Lakeland girls soccer
splits on pitch

Santucci leads Hornets to football victory

BY MIKE SABINI sure we got onto every ball we LAKELAND 1 VS. PHOTO: ROB DIANTONIO
CONTRIBUTING WRITER needed to on both the defensive SOMERS 2 2 OT
and o ensive side.” Lakeland’s Hailian Rowan gets set to strike the ball against Somers
Lakeland Girls Friday, Sept. 20 on Sept. 20.
Soccer (5-3) Rowan (2G), Francesca Ger- Lakeland was nipped by visit-
basi (1G), Nadia Parisi (2A) and ing Somers, 2-1, in double over- we work extremely hard on n- leste Pagliaroli (1 save) also con-
LAKELAND 3 BREWSTER 0 Mikayla Gustafson (1A) led the time, ignited by 14 saves from
Wednesday, Sept. 18 Hornets o ensively. Caley Doell. ishing and getting quality looks tributed to the Hornets’ victory.
Sarah Pinkowsky had 4 saves “I have a really solid defense in
“O ensively, I knew I wanted front of me that makes me more in the nal one third. Unfortu-
in Lakeland’s 3-0 triumph to score, so my goal was to ulti- con dent and increases my abil-
against Brewster. mately get the ball into the back ity to make a lot of saves,” Doell
of the net,” Rowan said. “But said. “Somers is a good team, and
“We were really able to shut my teammates did a great job we’ve gotten a lot better recently.
out Brewster because I think we of sending balls through so that I have some new defenders in
wanted it more,” said Lakeland’s I was able to get in behind their front of me this season like Mi-
Hailian Rowan. “So, we made defense.” kayla Gustavson, Linda Daly, and
Kate MacDonald, that have been
playing really well.” nately we could not nish today LAKELAND 0 VS. DEXTER 1
Nicole Haughney scored for
Lakeland. and we walk away with a tie.” Sunday, Sept. 22
“Holding a team like Somers
as well as we did does a lot for Yorktown Field Dexter (Michigan) defeated
our con dence and makes us Lakeland, 1-0, in the second day
train harder in practice to play
better games,” Doell said. “We’re Hockey (2-4-3) of the invitational, which turned
hoping to get some better results out to be a very bene cial expe-
score-wise as the season contin-
ues. Going into the season, we rience for the Hornets, who won
knew we’d have a good team and
that we’d be able to challenge YORKTOWN 1 PELHAM 5 the corner battle 13-3.
them this year.”
Thursday, Sept. 19 “ is was such a learning expe-
Yorktown Girls
Soccer (4-3-1) Pelham defeated Yorktown, rience for our team,”McCrudden

YORKTOWN 1 PANAS 0 5-1, with Alex Bold (1G), Ellie said. “We know that we need to
Wednesday, Sept. 18
Yorktown defeated Walter Pa- O’Donnell (1A), Addy Araneo work on being strong on the ball

nas 1-0, ignited by Julianna Vano (16 saves) and Nicole Peters (2 in front of the goal because we
(1G), Abby Passarella (1A) and
Erisa Krasniqi (2 saves). saves) earning their way into the had countless opportunities to

“At Panas, it was struggle to get Huskers’ box score. score. Coming o this game we
a quality shot,” Yorktown coach
Rich Armstrong said. “We had have a lot of things that we got
many looks but couldn’t capital-
ize. eir goalkeeper played well. YORKTOWN 0 VS. JOHN JAY better at and we having things
Finally we got a nice serve from
Sophia Spallone that traveled CROSS RIVER 6 that we need to continue to get
through the box and found Abby
Passarella. She played it back and Saturday, Sept. 21 better at.”
Vano was there to bury it with
under ve minutes on the clock.” Host Yorktown fell against last Even with the loss, Lakeland

YORKTOWN 1 VS. year’s Section 1 Class B nalist, still has outscored its opponents
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Friday, Sept. 20
914-232-6600 Yorktown tied Brewster, 1-1, Araneo (18 saves) and Peters (3 Lakeland Football
paced by Vano (1G), Chayce Bu- saves) playing in goal.
ono (1A) and Krasniqi (1 save).
“Today, we out shot them 12- Lakeland Field (2-1)
1,” Armstrong said. “Our goal
was to combine, look early for Hockey (7-1) LAKELAND 42 BEACON 20
through balls and get numbers
forward. We have worked all Friday, Sept. 20
week on combination play. Now
LAKELAND 9 VS. Lakeland defeated Beacon 42-

BIDDEFORD 0 20, led by a big passing day from

Saturday, Sept. 21 Tyler Santucci (10-15, 245 yards,

Led by Keirra Ettere (4G, 1A), 5 TD, 1 INT) with Landon Rug-

Lakeland won 9-0 against Bidd- gieri (2 receptions, 126 yards, 2

eford (Maine) in the 2019 Max TD) and Mike Castelli (6 recep-

Field Hockey Invitational at tions, 110 yards, 3 TD) doing

the “Proving Grounds” in Con- damage receiving-wise.

A Wiser Choice shohocken, Pa. “Our passing was very success-

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tive mindset and were de nitely Ruggieri, Michael Castelli, and

all on the same page as a team,” Rob Nardelli,” Santucci said.

Certifying patients in both Ettere said. “Also demanding the “ ey made some huge catches
(patients must meetSinodiuvitduhalSstaaltee mreq,uNireYmeantnsdforNceerwtificCaationna) Caonnf,idCenTtial, private and local.
ball, making deep cuts in our of- that really set the tone for the

Practitioner 914-393-7908 fensive end and being scrappy in game.”

Owned & Operated By Family Nurse [email protected] front of the goals in uenced our Matt Makar (28 carries, 134

Barbara Polowczyk 7-0 halftime lead.” yards, 1 TD) led the Hornets on

Jenna McCrudden (3G, 1A), the ground.

Increase referrals and name recognition. Nancy Pagliaroli (1G), Emma “ e o ensive line also did a
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Thursday, September 26, 2019 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 35

ROUNDUP Yorktown defeated Brewster LAKELAND 1 BREWSTER 2 SUFFERN INVITATIONAL 64) Marie Ducey (27:50.8)
7-2, led by Timmy O’Callaghan Thursday, Sept. 19 Saturday, Sept. 21
FROM PAGE 34 (3G, 1A), Mikey O’Connor (2G), Brewster broke a 1-1 halftime Yorktown boys nished 11th VARISTY BOYS 3 MILE RACE
James Calidonna (1G), Ciaran 47) Colin McCarthy (18:26.1)
tion and made sure I wasn’t Donohue (1G), tie in a 2-1 victory against Lake- out of 20 teams and the girls n- 48) Rolando Turcios (18:27.9)
touched,” Santucci said. “Matt land. ished fth out of nine teams. 55) Patrick Ryan (18:47.7)
Makar was also very productive Zak Stanik (2A),George Popo- 76) Christopher Koch (19:28.5)
on the ground with great block- vic (1A), and Tony Granito (1A). Bryan Jaramillo (1G), Nico- VARISTY GIRLS 3 MILE RACE 85) Derek Memmesheimer
ing from Jason Green, Carl Lund, las DeSantis (1A) and Bassani 4) Keira Flaherty (20:22.7)
Brandon Gu, Michael Mulhern “It was nice to build some ow (3 saves), did the honors for the 33) Grace McClay (23:15.3) (19:37.1)
and Jorge Duque.” within our o ense and get out to Hornets. 39) Noelle Cegielski (24:08.0) 90) Dylan Beck (19:58.8)
a big lead,” O’Callaghan said. “It 43) Debra Dobransky (24:34.4) 100) Jared Faivre (20:26.2)
John Giufridda (12 tackles), was also important that we got the Yorktown Cross 46) Ella Morris (24:50.6)
Jake Difede (9 tackles, 1 inter- whole team in the game,especially Country 61) Eilish Buckley (27:36.3)
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blanks WP
for 17U title

under use dominant Yorktown holds up the banner after winning the 17U championship. PHOTO: ROB DIANTONIO
pitching, strong elding to

claim victory

BY ROB DIANTONIO plenty of championship games, 3, at Rogers Park in Danbury, back then. But as they’ve grown, out six to earn the win. Vinnie

CONTRIBUTING WRITER they have often come up short of Conn. they’ve matured as baseball play- Cicatelli got the nal two outs to

that elusive title. “A lot of these kids, since they ers. At the same time, they’ve got- close out the victory.

e Yorktown under have Until now. were 8 years old, they’ve been to- ten so close to each other. ere’s “Andrew Frobose was so big,”

been playing summer baseball to- Yorktown defeated WP Hit- gether,” said Yorktown coach Da- a genuine love for each other.” Zaslaw said.

gether since they were young and, N-Run 4-0 in the 17-and-under vid Zaslaw, who is also the com- Andrew Frobose, who plays His fellow coach agreed.

despite having many success- Greater Hudson Valley champi- missioner of the GHVBL. “We baseball at Lakeland High, “He’s been a tremendous ad-

ful seasons along with reaching onship game on Saturday, Aug. ended up winning the WBA way pitched 6.1 innings and struck dition to this team,” coach Jim

Pugliese added.

Yorktown’s pitchers also had

some strong in eld defense be-

hind them to help preserve the

win. Both pitchers also worked

well with their battery mate,

catcher Tyler Pugliese, who Za-

slaw noted caught multiple foul

tips for strike three.

“It’s one of the things that we

stress,” Coach Pugliese said of

the defense. “Dave is constantly

hitting ground balls. We’re doing

in eld and we’re doing out eld.

Look, at this level, you’ve got to

play clean baseball.”

“It was really a special defen-

sive e ort,” Zaslaw added.

Yorktown rst struck in the top

of the third inning. Damian Crea

doubled to right eld to set up

runners on second and third base.

Matt Louie drove in D.J. McK-

enna with a sacri ce y to give

the under the 1-0 lead.

Add Value e under took advantage
of some White Plains miscues
in the sixth inning to add some

to Your Home insurance runs. With the bases
loaded, Crea scored on a passed
ball to make it 2-0. Aidan Curry

later scored when an errant pick-

When we’re done, there is nothing left to do. o throw sailed into center eld.
Yorktown added another run
when Brett Warden drove in
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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS FIRE LLC FORMATION NOTICE Arch Concepts Build, LLC, Arts attend daily, Saturdays, Sundays FEE, thereafter, SCHEDULE
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Town of Yorktown on the 15th LLC FORMATION NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY New York for the purpose of • December-January: 7%/None
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Pursuant to Tow Law §105, Notice of Formation of Irving De- 37 and 240 of Town Law, taxes. • ereafter to Date of Sale:

the Board of Fire Commissioners sign llc.Art.Of Org. led with SSNY Laws of New York State, 1948 NOTICE IS HEREBY 12%/12%

must hold a public hearing on on 08/16/2019. O ce Location: and Section 283.301 of the GIVEN, pursuant to the By resolution of the Town

the budget, make the proposed Westchester. SSNY designated as Westchester County Code that provisions of the statute aforesaid, Board these taxes may be paid in

budget available to the public agent of the LLC upon whom pro- I, the undersigned, Receiver of that the collection of such taxes two equal installments. Dated at

prior to the public hearing, allow cess against it may be served. SSNY Taxes of the Town of Yorktown, will begin on September 1, 2019 the Town of Yorktown this 30th

the public to comment on the shall mail process to: 811 Central have received from the Supervisor and from such date until the day of August 2019

budget at the public hearing. Avenue, Apt. 1, Peekskill, NY 10566. of said Town the warrant for the close of business on the 30th day Barbara A. Korsak

is public hearing must be Purpose: any lawful purpose. collection of School Taxes of the of September, 2019, such taxes Receiver of Taxes

held to allow maximum public

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e purpose of the public

hearing is to allow any person Annual Support-A-Walk
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the proposed budget as it is
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proposed budget, and hearing all SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2019
persons interested in the subject
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at a copy of the proposed FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights, NY
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