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Yorktown News 09.19.19

Vol. 8 No. 25 Visit for the latest news. Thursday, September 19, 2019

Mohegan Never
Volunteer Fire



James J. Martorano Jr.

New head of
recreation sworn in

Yorktwon held a 9/11 KATHERINE BORCHERT
Memorial Service at Shrub STAFF WRITER

Oak Memorial Pavilion. James J. Martorano Jr., a lifelong Yorktown resident, was
recently named superintendent of recreation, lling a role left
See page 6 vacant for about a month.
for more photos
e Town Board held a swearing in at its meeting on Sept.
Forget 3. Martorano Jr. accepted the position with his dad, James
Martorano Sr., a former council member, by his side.

“I just want to say that in my 20 years of being on the town


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Thursday, September 19, 2019 Yorktown News – Page 3

7-Eleven donates
to Support-A-Walk

Ahmed Bahjawish and his employees at 7-Eleven of Yorktown Heights raised funds for
Support Connection’s Support-A-Walk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer, and donated a total of
$1,107.11. To learn more about the walk on Sunday, Oct. 6, or to donate or participate, visit www.

From 7-Eleven: Ahmed and Roberto (far left),
Mary (center) and Chris (far right) with Support

Connection’s Executive Director Katherine
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Sharks’ Teeth and parachute pieces teach students about success

e following is from Northern powerful lesson in resilience.

Westchester BOCES: Gonzalez had put hundreds of

shark teeth on a table in the school

It’s not often that a teacher is lobby. He instructed each student to

credited with a Super Bowl win, but take two: one to keep and one to give

that’s what happened with Gian Paul to someone who needed a boost.

Gonzalez. He was teaching high e third challenge. “Pack a para-

school social studies in Union City, chute.”

New Jersey, when he gave the “All In” He told students about being in

message to the New York Giants pri- the Los Angeles Clippers team room,

or to their Christmas Eve game with just before he and the other recruits

the New York Jets, the rallying cry were about to sign their contracts.

that team members say led to their At that moment, a man walked in

2011 Super Bowl victory. and introduced himself as a United

Recently, Gonzalez, now the chap- States Navy jet pilot whose plane

lain of the Giants, spoke to York- was shot down during the Vietnam

town High School’s athletes and con ict. He ejected, parachuted into

club members. is was the second enemy hands, and spent six years in

consecutive year that Gonzalez was as a prisoner of war before escaping.

invited by Dr. Ron Hattar, Superin- Unlike many, he returned home a

tendent of Yorktown Central School hero and wrote and spoke about his

District. PHOTO COURTESY OF BOCES experiences.
“Dr. Hattar is completely dialed The chaplain of the New York Giants, Gian Paul Gonzalez, visited Yorktown High School.
One day, while in a diner, a man

into what’s important regarding at another table came up to him and

leadership,” said Mike Rescigno, Yorktown’s varsity He gave the rst of three challenges to the students: said, “You ew jet ghters in Vietnam. You were shot

football coach. “Gian Paul Gonzalez speaks to the emo- Create connections. down!”

tional piece of leadership—about being in touch with He illustrated his point by asking 20 students to come “How did you know that?”

others and their needs.” up front and hold hands in a circle. He joined in, holding “I was on your aircraft carrier. I packed your para-

Each student left the preseason assembly with two a plastic tube of LED lights. When everyone in the circle chute,” the man replied.

takeaways: a shark’s tooth and a piece of a parachute. held hands, multicolored lights ashed over the audito- “Someone packed your chute,” Gonzalez said to the

Each was an unusual reminder that success is built on rium. When someone dropped hands, the lights went o . students, “It’s time for you to pack someone else’s.”

relationships. His second challenge: Be a shark. He laid a 35-foot, decommissioned Air Force para-

Gonzalez’s t, 6-foot-6 stature; unhurried, and almost Gonzalez told the students about a time in his high chute and scissors on the stage. He invited students to

hushed voice; personal stories and powerful visual aids school years when things weren’t going his way and come and cut two pieces—one to keep and one to give

held the students’ attention throughout his 50-minute he began a tailspin. His grandfather, a former political to a person who packed their parachute with a thank

presentation. He began by upending the students’ de - prisoner in Cuba, took him to the nearby aquarium, sat you.

nition of success. It is not winning; it is the commitment him in front of the shark tank, and told him that sharks Students surrounded Gonzalez after the assembly to

teammates have for each other. “All in—it’s not what continually lose their teeth. ey were the No. 1 preda- thank him. “Stay connected. Be a shark. Pack a para-

you can do for yourself,” Gonzalez told the students. tor in the ocean because their worn and broken teeth chute,” Gonzalez reminded them. “You’re going to have

“It’s what you can do for the person next to you.” are immediately replaced by new, sharper teeth. It was a an awesome season.”

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Page 4 – Yorktown News Thursday, September 19, 2019

the Meds

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne, Yorktown Police Depart- PHOTO COURTESY OF KEVIN BYRNE targets by nefarious individuals.”
ment, Drug Crisis in Our Backyard and Alliance for Raising awareness was also one of the goals of the
Safe Kids hosted Shed the Meds on Sept. 9 where resi- are aware of a situation with narcotics that may be dan-
dents could drop of any expired or unwanted medication gerous and you believe we can intercede, please give us event.
to be collected and safely disposed. e police depart- a call.” “It is very important to have awareness for what the
ment collected over 100 pounds of expired medications.
Councilman Ed Lachterman thanked Byrne and the drugs do and get them out of the house especially with
e medication will be safely disposed of by the Yor- other organizations for continuing the program. grandparents who have teenage kids who come into the
ktown Police Department. house because they are checking their grandparents’
“Yorktown must remain active in our ght against the medicine cabinet,” said Drug Crisis in our Backyard
“ e opioid epidemic has continued to plague our opioid epidemic,” Lachterman said. “ is program not co-founder Carol Christiansen.
communities throughout New York State,” said Byrne. only provides a service, but educates and reminds the
“Continuing a tradition rst started by former state public of the perils of prescription drug abuse.” Alliance for Safe Kids President Tricy Cushner said,
Senator Terrence Murphy, I have decided to conduct “Events like this help to remind the community that it
these Shed the Meds events throughout the district as a Yorktown Councilman Tom Diana. said, “I am proud is there, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and anytime for
means to ensure these medications are properly disposed of the work that has been done locally to stem the tide you it’s always safe to drop o your expired or unused
of, out of the hands of those who may misuse them, and of the ongoing opioid and heroin crisis. We have already medications so they don’t get into the hands of someone
out of our water supply. Over the past few years we have seen success through our K-9 program and this event they could do harm to.”
managed to collect well over 1,000 pounds of unwanted gives residents another way to safely dispose of danger-
or expired medication.” ous medications that could otherwise turn them into

People can continue to safely dispose of their expired
or unused medications at the receptacle located inside
the lobby at the Yorktown Police Department, 2281
Crompond Road. Items accepted include prescriptions,
over-the-counter medications, vitamins, samples, and
medications for pets. No appointment necessary- open
24 hours, every day.

“Our o cers treat this very seriously. We’re an excel-
lent police department, have excellent people working
with us but we are even better with community involve-
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FROM PAGE1 Supervisor
Boy Scout Troop 174 presenting the colors Ilan Gilbert
Boy Scout Troop 174: Robert Gussak, Jeremy Saponara, Krishna Kumanan and remarks
Michael Lin
Rabbi Seth
from the
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Thursday, September 19, 2019 Yorktown News – Page 7

John C. Hart Memorial Library is located at 1130 East Main Getting it Done
Street, Shrub Oak. For more information, call 914-245-5262 or
visit for all the people of Yorktown

The Rockettes at Hart Library As Town Clerk, Diana Quast established a mobile
office to better reach and serve all Yorktown citizens.
Join the Rockettes for a festive arts and crafts at the John C. Hart She took the office paperless, made services avail-
Memorial Library, 1130 E. Main St, Shrub Oak, from 3:30-4:30 able online, and continues to automate and stream-
p.m., Sept. 25. Children and families will be able to take photos with
the Rockettes, which will be instantly printed and framed inside a line programs—to save residents time and
snow globe. e Rockettes will join local kids in decorating their our Town money. Diana has:
snow globes to create a memorable keepsake. e visits are free and
open to the public. Increased accessibility by creating a mobile Town Clerk’s office
Updated Town technology with new computer systems to
Managing your career improve service and efficiency
in changing times Started going paperless, digitizing over 1-million documents
Preserved historical Town documents
Every Wednesday from 10-12 starting September 25th. e Streamlined dog license renewal by creating an online program
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October Art Show

“Small Works”

Paintings and

Drawings by Joann

Zwolski. Reception:

Saturday, October 5

from 2-4 p.m. Come

see her work in the

community room and

the display cases in

the library.

Small Works” “What I enjoy most about Yorktown is the sense of
Paintings and community and spirit of volunteerism that exist here.”

Drawings by Re-elect Diana Quast Town Clerk on November 5th
Joann Zwolski
will be on display
Paid for by the Yorktown Democratic Committee
in October.

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9am-4pm at Reis Park

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MARTORANO JR Todd Orlowski resigned to be- Pleasant, specializing in senior

FROM PAGE 1 come chief of Parks and Recre- citizen recreation and aquatics. ‘I’m looking forward to being here and

ation in North Castle. He already has ideas he wants

board or being in this room, this “We are very proud, happy to implement for Yorktown’s putting in my best e ort to make the
is by far the happiest and proud- and pleased to appoint James J. Parks and Recreation Depart- parks and recreation a little bit better
est moment for me,” Martorano Martorano Jr. to the position of ment.

Sr. said of his son’s appointment. superintendent of recreation,” “ e future is bright and I than it already is.’

Martorano Jr. is taking over Supervisor Ilan Gilbert said. thank the town board for consid-

the position after the previous Martorano Jr. graduated from ering me for this position,” Mar- -James Martorano Jr.
superintendent, Christopher Soi, Lakeland High School before torano Jr. said. “I’m looking for-
stepped down Aug. 9 to become going on to earn a degree in ward to being here and putting in Superintendent of recreation

the chief of Parks and Recreation communications from SUNY my best e ort to make the parks

in Bedford. Oneonta. For the past four years, and recreation a little bit better

Soi’s departure came only one Martorano Jr. has been the su- than it already is.”

month after Superintendent pervisor of recreation in Mount One of his short term goals is Martorano Jr. will oversee all Yorktown’s Recreation depart-

to “maintain the wonderful parks town facilities including the two ment left o cials scrambling

that we currently have and make town pools, Sparkle Lake, York- to ll leadership vacancies and

FOR RENT sure safety and security is our town sports elds, six parks, three prompted a discussion around
Heritage Hills
main focus.” nature preserves, North County salaries for its leadership.

e long term goals include Trailway, Patriot Garden and To that end, Gilbert said that

increasing recreation programs, Teatown Lake Preservation. he is making a concerted e ort

1 BEDROOM/1.5 BATH, 960 SQ. FT. including senior activities, add- Martorano Jr. and Gilbert have to ensure raises for department
$2300/MO. PLUS Security Deposit ing sta to the department and had a discussion about restructur- heads to make the town competi-
working toward erecting a cen- ing the department, focusing on tive when looking to hire.
Non-Negotiable, 1 Year Lease Minimum tral parks and recreation build- fewer chiefs and more individuals
ing. e building would act as a doing lower level tasks that Mar- Both superintendents left
Max Occupancy: 2 • No Pets senior center and a multi-genera- tarano Jr. can delegate things to Yorktown Parks and Recreation
Renter Pays Water Usage, Electric,Telephone/Wireless/Cable tional community center. which will make the department within weeks of each other and
saw their salaries increase signi -
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• 4 Steps • Private One Car Garage • Washer/Dryer • Full Eat-In Kitchen • “I was born on moving day so run more e ciently. cantly in their new positions.

• Granite Countertops • Stainless Appliances • Electric Full Oven & Microwave • I’ve been a resident of Yorktown In the role, Martorano Jr. will Orlowski saw a $17,000 raise
• Open Floor Plan • Terrace • Gym/Outdoor Pool Access • Central Air/Heat • just as long as my father,” Mar- earn $110,000 per year.
where Soi saw his salary increase

To apply, email [email protected] torano Jr. said. e sta resignations from almost $30,000.

All applications MUST be faxed to 914.232.0227

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Little boy lost—and found

BRUCE 60 years ago this month, that he called a massive cerebral hem- He grows up fondly remem- form of self-medication and a
THE BLOG was sitting in the living room orrhage, which ended her life bering his kind and loving defense mechanism to distance
after school with his eldest within 24 hours. stepmother, who, despite her himself from demons.
BRUCE brother, when their previ- best e orts, never could win
APAR ously perfectly healthy mother He grows up remembering his over the eldest brother--whose He grows up to be a writer
emerged from the family’s rec father fetching him at the neigh- mournful, ominous wailing still and aspiring actor who nds
What does a little boy room—where she had been bor’s, and, as they were crossing rings in that little boy’s ears as peace and ful llment in per-
who has lost his with a client of her hair-styling the street, seeing for the rst time the desperate cries of a sibling sonal expression, perhaps to prove
mother do? business—wearing a stricken his dad cry, when a neighbor who never recovered from his something, if not to others, then
He grows up. yet soldierly look, to not alarm driving by stopped to ask him, devastation, succumbing to to himself.
He grows up wondering what them, then writing in a barely “How’s your wife?” hard-core drug addiction.
kind of person he might have legible, shaky scrawl on a scrap He grows up feeling blessed
become had his mother survived of paper, “I can’t speak.” He grows up remembering He grows up to know further with the gift of a spouse, a daugh-
beyond his elementary school with extreme discomfort the loss—a brother at 32, a son at ter, and an angel, who clearly
years. He grows up remembering exact moment the life-altering 15. are heaven-sent—by an eternal
his father coming home at the loss seared his gentle soul: com- maternal spirit that lives inside
He grows up not remember- end of the day from his rounds ing home from school, he knocks He grows up able to place him and watches over him.
ing exactly what he called her— as a traveling salesman to see an on the door, and blanches when it loss in perspective, knowing that,
mom? mommy? ambulance in front of the house. opens to reveal a strange woman. even as it saddens you, it can spur He grows up to pay lial
In that torturous moment, the you to not let it defeat you or tribute to his mother on the 60th
He grows up not remember- He grows up remembering up-ending of his universe hits diminish you, but, rather, to lift anniversary of her passing by
ing other details of his life prior being sent with his middle broth- him with merciless cruelty. His you in tribute to legacies born of writing in his column about a
to his mother’s sudden depar- er (of three boys) to a neighbor’s reason for being is gone—forever. lives lost. little boy, who used to be him.
ture at age 41. house across the street to wait out
the unknown future, of the next He grows up having to create He grows up with an aversion Bruce “ e Blog” Apar is a
He grows up being told by a days, and the next decades. out of whole cloth a new reason to leaving social gatherings that writer, publicist, actor, and civic
therapist that not remembering for being. supply the womb-like warmth of volunteer. He is sole proprietor
such details is symptomatic of He grows up remembering the fellowship. of regional marketing agency
being traumatized by primal clergy visiting his brother and He grows up remembering a APAR PR. He is the ghostwriter
loss at a tender age. him at the neighbor’s house. He series of eccentric housekeepers, He grows up re ecting in later for new ForbesBooks title, “Fisch
doesn’t remember the exact words including the rst one (at the years how the disappearance of Tales: e Making of a Millennial
He grows up reliving in his they were told, but he remem- door), whose passive-aggressive half his parents has shaped—or Baby Boomer,” by Bob Fisch, now
mind’s eye the fateful moment, bers not fully understanding the alcoholism, while slyly held in mis-shaped—his path in life, his available at Amazon, WalMart,
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brother crying upon hearing it. him during the day, through complexion, his social skills, his online bookstores. Follow him as
verbal abuse and false allega- persona, his person. Bruce e Blog on social media.
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Support for Matt returning from service and the United States for want
Slater adjusting back to civilian of an organ.
life. Many are battling the
To the editor: awful e ects of PTSD and According to the U.S.
Many veterans know having a support system of Department of Health and
Human Services, when

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is made so challenging so but few actually take ac- a very simple one. As sim-
we stop trying. Recently I tion to show it. I applaud ple as not checking a box.
met with Matt Slater who and thank Matt Slater for
is running for Yorktown standing with our veterans Social psychologists
Supervisor. anks to his and proposing new ways to Shai Davidai, Tom Gilov-
ich, and Lee Ross realized
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experience as Chief of Sta help the men and women countries such as Austria FROM NOW UNTIL 2020!

for State Senator Terrence who have willingly defend- have 90% of their popula-

Murphy, Matt has the ex- ed our nation. tion donating organs upon

periencing of working with Bob Kohl death, however, the U.S.

local veterans rsthand to Yorktown Heights normally has less than a

get them the bene ts they 15% donation rate.

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In Defense of Freedom: Part II

MY e prosecutor’s point of view is almost-mystical concept reconcile the concept of an all- responsible, this presupposes that
PERSPECTIVE is that Pinocchio is not free. My of Fate existed in ancient times knowing, omniscient God with we must have at least a modicum
counterpoint is that the android’s and remains prevalent today. It is the idea that we need to have of “sanity” in order to act freely
JAMES situation is analogous to ours. If not a totally unattractive concept. choice in order to have moral and be held responsible.
MARTORANO he is not free, then neither are we. In an age of chaos and confusion, responsibility. e dilemma can
As I searched for references to it is comforting to hold on to the be expressed in a simple ques- Yet even this commitment to
Last week, we began to support my defense of freedom, belief that there is a master plan, tion: How can I be free if the a rather black and white view of
discuss the ctitious case I realized that my task was not a rigid order that prevails over all future is already known? Protes- freewill is now being questioned.
of G. Petto, my client who so easy. Historically, the notion of us. Even so, the idea that there tant reformer and founder of the With recent advances in our sci-
is accused of murder because the that our actions are products of is a predestined pattern which Presbyterian Church, John Cal- enti c understanding of behavior,
android he built, Pinocchio, killed forces beyond our control has has existed since the beginning of vin, goes even further by asserting a new, more nuanced appreciation
a human being. Even though always been quite popular. You time has its downside. While it that predestination is the eternal of the nature of responsibility
Dr. Petto insists his android was may remember the Doris Day can console us in times of sorrow decree of God. He believed that is emerging. ese new claims,
programmed to act freely, the song entitled, “Que Sera, Sera” (like the oft-repeated slogan, it was precisely because God ex- which have been advanced as jus-
District Attorney’s O ce main- (what will be, will be); or you may “everything happens for a rea- ists outside time that no one can ti cations, mitigations or excuses
tains that Pinocchio’s actions are have heard people comment to son”), its accompanying sense of change their destiny. According for an accused’s behavior, support
the product of its brain structure you about someone who narrowly resignation can easily become an to him, some of us are destined the theory that “freewill” is not
and ability to interact with its escaped a fatal experience, “It just excuse for not trying to improve to go to heaven and others to hell as simple as we had previously
environment, both of which Dr. wasn’t his time.” ese senti- a bad situation. and there is nothing we can do thought.
Petto designed. erefore, they ments are modern-day remnants about it.
are convinced that he is respon- of a rather popular point of view Continuing my search for val- Here is a sample of some of the
sible for Pinocchio’s actions. called fatalism. e idea, here, is id arguments in support of Dr. Not nding support for more interesting ones:
that the future is xed and there Petto’s defense, I next turned to my defense in either history
e District Attorney’s is absolutely nothing we can do religion. To my chagrin, I found or religion, I nally turned to 1) Attention de cit disorder,
arguments and my responses to change it. is perspective mixed messages, at best. In his modern-day institutions. When also including hyperactivity.
in defense of my client loosely should be distinguished from the famous work, Summa eo- it comes to our institutions, I Utilized, unsuccessfully, in the
mirror the parameters of the causal determinism we discussed logica, omas Aquinas states, was happy to discover that we’ve famous Michael Fay case.
longstanding debate between the last week. Causal determinism “it is tting that God should adopted a classic libertarian view
advocates of freewill and deter- proposes that every event has a predestine men. For all things of freedom, for the most part. 2) Fetal alcohol syndrome. It
minism. From time immemorial, cause and that future events occur are subject to his Providence.” For example, the bedrock of our is the product of the mother con-
humans have struggled over this as a result of preceding ones. If In the same manuscript, he later criminal justice system is the suming large amounts of alcohol
thorny issue. Even today, our we change what we do, we can writes that “man has free choice.” belief that our actions are, with during pregnancy.
society is rather scatterbrained in change the results. Fatalism, by Aquinas’ seemingly contradictory few exceptions, the product of
its approach to the problem. contrast, says that it doesn’t mat- propositions are illustrative of freewill. While an accused may 3) Multiple personality dis-
ter what we do. the very dicey problem theolo- have been “insane” when he com- order. It is a form of an insanity
gies encounter when they try to mitted a crime, and therefore, not plea.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019 Yorktown News – Page 13

Counseling provides resources to
achieve college and career success

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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With tra c safety a top priority for the New York State Police, we will once again Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
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wheel to make sure our kids stay safe.
Drivers should be especially cautious in school areas, keeping their speed at or below
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with ashing red lights, as required by New York State law.
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The First Half of the school taxes are due and must be paid no later than
September 30, 2019. (Last day to pay without penalty).

For resident’s convenience, the office of the Receiver of Taxes will be open for extended
hours on:

*September 27th and September 30th from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.*

Please note that only one (1) School Tax Bill is mailed to each resident. The bill was
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bottom of the statement which are to be used for payments. Please call the Tax Office if
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Payment options:
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Rabid raccoon captured Yorktown
in Port Chester Police Blotter

e following is from Westchester County: Unusual behavior may be the rst sign of rabies in e following information is from victims cell phone and car keys.
an animal. A rabid animal may become either abnor- the Yorktown Police Department:
e Westchester County Department of Health mally aggressive or unusually tame. It may lose fear of A 34-year-old Mohegan Lake
is alerting residents that a raccoon that was captured people and become excited and irritable,or,conversely AUG. 27 resident was arrested and charged
Sunday after it attacked three people in Port Chester appear particularly passive and lethargic. Staggering A 67-year-old Yorktown resi- wtih criminal contempt and crim-
has been con rmed to be rabid. e County Health and frothing at the mouth are sometimes noted. inal mischief. Police arrested the
Department used robo-calls today to notify nearby dent was arrested and charged man on a warrant stemming from
residents. Residents who see a stray or wild animal acting with driving while ability impaired an Aug. 5 incident where police
strangely should avoid contact with the animal and by drugs and several tra c infrac- said he kicked a door during a
e rst attack occurred on an 84 year-old wom- alert local authorities to avoid possible exposure to ra- tions. Police say the man struck a domestic dispute and violated a
an at the corner of Halstead and Madison avenues bies. Residents are also advised to keep their trash can mailbox and left the scene. protection order.
shortly after 2:30 p.m. e second attack occurred a lids securely sealed and avoid leaving pet food outdoors.
short while later when a 75-year-old man was bitten SEPT. 1 SEPT. 6
in front of 90 Halstead Avenue. e raccoon then Any physical contact with a wild or unfamiliar A 38-year-old Yorktown resi- A 23-year-old Yonkers resident
attacked a 33-year-old man in the backyard at 564 animal should be reported to a health care provider.
Willett Ave. e man’s father killed the raccoon with All animal bites or contacts with animals suspected dent was arrested and charged was arrested and charged with
a shovel and contacted Port Chester Police Depart- of having rabies must be reported to the Westchester with criminal mischief,attempted grand larceny, a felony, and petit
ment, who secured the raccoon for rabies testing. County Department of Health at 914-813-5000,24 assault and grand larceny, a felo- larceny, a misdemeanor. Police
hours a day. ny. Police say the suspect grabbed issued the warrant for the Yon-
All three people who were bitten are receiving a woman by her hair and hit her kers man after an investigation of
preventive rabies treatment. Keeping pet rabies vaccinations up to date is also in the head with a chair. During two separate larcenies from the
important for protection against rabies. New York the domestic dispute, the suspect CVS on Commerce Street where
Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, MD, said State law requires dogs, cats and ferrets to be vac- took the phone from the kitchen $2,085 was stolen in one incident
“Stay alert and closely supervise children and pets cinated against rabies and receive regular booster and disabled another phone, pre- and $965 was stolen during a sec-
when outside. If you see an animal that is acting ag- shots. For more information, go to westchestergov. venting the victim from calling ond incident in September 2018.
gressively, stay away from it and contact local police com/health or call the rabies infoline at 914-813- police. e suspect also took the
immediately.” 5010.

My Community Bulletin Board SEPT. 10
A 35-year-old Hempstead
Fireplace & Boiler Flue Experts woman was arrested and charged
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Wood Burning Stoves, Fireplace Glass Doors, Fireplace Nov. 15, 2018, a Yorktown resi-
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lent charges on her debit card.
e investigation resulted in the
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SEPT. 13
A 23-year-old Yorktown resi-

dent was arrested and charged with
driving while intoxicated and leav-
ing the scene of a property damage
auto accident. e accident oc-
curred on Edgewater Street.

A 58-year-old Yorktown resi-
dent was arrested and charged
with aggravated driving while
intoxicated with prior convic-
tions in the last 10 years, a felony.
Police spotted a disabled vehicle
on Underhill Avenue and deter-
mined the driver was intoxicated.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 Yorktown News – Page 21
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Page 22 – Yorktown News Thursday, September 19, 2019

Updates from the Planning Board

BY KATHERINE BORCHERT ing parking spaces to ensure no e signs need to be adjusted, be done by the end of the week. poles, sidewalks and pedestrian
cars will block access to the hy- with one being required to be 5 Urgent Care will be done in full crosswalks. e deliveries to the

drant. Adding a tree in front of feet from the road. ere is also with MRI magnet being deliv- store would be scheduled so that

e following are updates from the property to create a shaded a pre-existing sign on the Grace ered this week. trucks cause little tra c interfer-

the Sept. 9 Planning Board meet- space was proposed, but develop- building property that could ence. e tra c lanes on Stony

ing. e next Planning Board ers are concerned with visibility possibly confuse drivers trying CVS PHARMACY Street would have to be modi ed

meeting is Monday, Sept. 23 from the road depending on the to enter the new facility. e e proposed site plan so there is two left lanes and one

tree. e board suggested con- board also discussed the sign for CVS Pharmacy at 3320 through-right leading out onto

MCDONALDS sulting a landscaping architect. stacking on Underhill, saying Crompond Road has taken into Crompond Road. e property

e McDonalds at 3481 that the developer must check account the heavy tra c ow line must be clari ed and a possi-

Crompond Road seeks to divide UNICORN CONTRACTING zoning metrics. e planning along Route 202 and tra c in- ble easement put in place to avoid

their drive-thru lane into two CORPORATION board suggested moving the tersection across from BJ’s shop- future property issues. e board

separate lanes. ey face an issue Unicorn Contracting Corpo- signage. e pavement has been ping center. e developers have advised to be sensitive to nearby

with access to a re hydrant. e ration at 355 Kear St. made ad- completed and the landscaping added a green space to the site rooftop units with the building’s

Planning Board proposed shift- justments to their original plan. is 75 percent done, with plans to and have a plan to replace light architecture. An up to date tra c

study must be conducted to gar-

Support Connection’s ner accurate reading.
Annual Support-A-Walk
for Breast & Ovarian Cancer LOWES
Lowes Building Pad B at

3200 Crompond Road has con-
rmed a Starbucks occupying

the end unit. e developers

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2019 have created a longer stacking
lane to accommodate customers.

e Dumpster was moved to the

side of the property, which takes

FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights, NY away parking spaces. To accom-
3-Mile Walk ~ Rain or Shine modate for these spaces, paral-
lel parking spots will be created

Your donation Even if you can’t Walk with us: where the Dumpster was locat-
makes a difference. ed. e board would like a solid-
RAISE FUNDS ~ DONATE TODAY i ed landscape plan that would
Be part of a community that cares! include species of plants in the
front. e drive-thru would in-
clude a ve panel menu board.

“Support Connection helped Proceeds fund Support Connection’s ROBERTA FRONT STREET
my mom and our family free breast & ovarian cancer e Planning Board was con-
tremendously. But it’s also so support services
rewarding to raise funds for an cerned with the landscaping
around the building. Neighbors
have expressed their concerns of
putting trees/shrubs too close

organization that supports our Bring help & hope to people together and dying o . It was
entire community – maybe fighting breast & ovarian cancer! suggested by the board the trees
even your neighbor… a be planted four to 6 feet apart.
co-worker… a member of your
family. That’s pretty special.” e board also advised the de-
velopers to incorporate com-
ments and be sensitive to neigh-
bors opinions.

Melissa Frederick 914-962-6402 ENVIROGREEN ASSOCIATES
2019 Walk Ambassador [email protected] Envirogreen Associates are

seeking a Negative Declaration

“I tell women Support for the properties of 1851, 1867,
Connection will help them 1875 East Main St. (Route 6).
get through cancer, from
e developers say they meet
the seven criteria to qualify for

start to finish. The people a negative declaration. e board
there are so warm and recommends they reconvene at
caring. They helped me get the next planning board meeting
on Mon. Sept. 23.

through all these years. I 675 695 SAW MILL RIVER ROAD
want to give back to help Request for a Special Use Per-
other people the way Sup-
mit for parking of commercial

port Connection helped me.” vehicles on thee lots located at
Paula Natale 675-695 Saw Mill River Road
was denied by the planning

2019 Walk Ambassador board. e concern was the lots
being located extremely close to

Support Connection is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization. the reservoir. ere is a concern
We do not receive funds from Relay for Life, Making Strides, of possible environmental con-
Susan G. Komen, or any other national cancer organization. cerns from tractor trailers and
storage containers located at the


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Thursday, September 19, 2019 TOWN GREEN Yorktown News – Page 23

GREEN an older adult? tive’s O ce: 914-995-2900, Taco Trot 5K day, Oct. 20, at FDR Park, York-
RideConnect, a program of [email protected] town Heights.

Family Services of Westches- Saint Patrick’s Registration is open for the e 5K is presented by Live
interested in playing, sponsoring ter, is an information, referral, Golf Classic Taco Trot 5K and 1 Mile Family SEE GREEN PAGE 24
and/or donating, please contact and transportation program for Walk, which will be held Sun-
Tom Engelhart (914.245.9391 older adults, age 60+, who can

or [email protected]). no longer drive. We are seeking e 22nd annual Saint Pat- Yorktown Funeral Home
volunteer drivers who are will- rick’s Church Golf Classic will “Where the Difference Is in the Caring”
Yorktown Trail ing to provide occasional rides be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
to our older adult neighbors. Hudson Hills Golf Club, 400
e Yorktown Trail Town Croton Dam Road, Ossining. Q: What should I do if I want to preplan my
ese rides enable our clients to funeral but can’t pay the entire amount now?
A: Although many people put aside funds for
Committee is hosting two free remain active in their communi- e cost to register is $220 per the service, this is not at all a requirement.
Preplanning involves making choices about the
outdoor events as part of the ties and to continue to lead ful- golfer, which covers giveaways, details of your service so your loved ones will
have peace of mind later. The plan can be made
20th annual Hudson River Val- lling lives. Rides are typically greens fees and carts, lunch, with the help of a funeral director, but can also
be as simple as a written paragraph shared with
ley Ramble. to medical and dental appoint- cocktails, a bu et dinner, awards, a family member.

Explore Yorktown’s New ments, grocery shopping and and a round of golf (scramble Anthony J. Guarino

Trail other errands. Please consider format). ere will also be a si- Funeral Director

Explore Yorktown’s new trail, giving the gift of mobility and lent auction and chance to win a

the Mohansic Trailway, on Sep- independence. For more infor- 2019 car from Park Ford by get-

tember 22. e trail runs from mation, please call Marietta C. ting a hole-in-one.

Route 118 at Downing Drive to Manoni at 914-242-7433 or If interested in playing, spon-

Baldwin Road and across Bald- email [email protected] soring or donating, call Tom

win Road, links up to trails in ConXpo Dunn at 917-930-9727. Yorktown Funeral Home Family Owned and Managed
FDR State Park. Meet at 2 p.m. 945 East Main Street Easily accessible to Taconic Pkwy
at the parking lot at Burger King Yorktown Shrub Oak, NY 10588 & Route 6;Modern Facility.
(914) 962-0700 Large private parking
at Route 118 and Downing ConXpo North will be held Jewish Center
Drive. For more information, from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Courses Affiliated with: Yannantuono Burr Davis Sharpe Funeral Home
check Sept. 25, at the Albert A. Capel- Mt. Vernon, NY

Give Blood, lini Community and Cultural e Yorktown Jewish Center
Center, 1974 Commerce St.,

Get Cookies Yorktown Heights. (2966 Crompond Road, York-

Presented by the Westches- town Heights) is o ering several

e Yorktown Chamber of ter County O ce of Economic classes in the fall.

Commerce is hosting a blood Development, the town of Yor-

drive from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ktown, and the Yorktown Small OTHER HAPPENINGS

Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Albert A. Business Association, the event • A Sisterhood Membership

Capellini Community & Cul- provides an opportunity for local Appreciation Dinner will be

tural Center, 1974 Commerce businesses to learn about county held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.

Street, Yorktown Heights. For contracting opportunities, net- 24.

more information, contact Nan- work, and attend workshops. • Erev Rosh Hashanah (the

cy Stigone at 914-245-4599. e keynote speakers will be High Holy Days) begins on

Volunteer Drivers George Latimer, Westchester Sunday, Sept. 29. We make warm friends
County executive; and Kecia New members are welcome.

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Yorktown’s Dylan Smith, left, and Keith Boyer, right, combined for 487 yards of offense in the Huskers’ win over Somers on Friday, Sept. 13. PHOTOS: ROB DIANTONIO

One-two punch
Yorktown’s Boyer, Smith ‘lights out’ in win over Somers

BY ROB DIANTONIO But the Huskers answered with a 29- one point. “We played them last year (dur- Yorktown had a chance to take a lead
CONTRIBUTING WRITER midway through the rst quarter, but Boyer
yard eld goal from Josh Le el to extend ing the regular season) and we were up by was stripped by Kenny McGrane at the
Two losses to Somers, including a defeat 1-yard line and Daniel Rios recovered for
in last year’s qualifying round, stayed with the lead to 16-12 with 2:09 left in the third two touchdowns. We let them back in and Somers in the end zone.
Yorktown’s football team throughout the
o season. quarter. we ended up losing. It was a de ning mo- Somers struggled to move the ball at
times as Yorktown’s defense bottled up
e Huskers were ready for their chance Smith ew for a 40-yard touchdown on ment in our season last year.It was a learning their running game and limited the pass
at redemption in Week 2. e ciently.
third-and-inches to make it 23-12 with moment for me and for our kids. is group
Dylan Smith and Keith Boyer proved “We tried to mix up our fronts and keep
too much for Somers, combining for 487 10:43 left in the fourth quarter. e senior, of kids has bought in. I said, ‘Look, some- them guessing, “ Rescigno said. “We knew
yards of o ense. Yorktown closed the game their quarterback was going to be a pretty
on a 17-0 run to pull o a 30-12 victory on who was banged up with injuries last sea- thing’s going to go down that you’re going to mobile guy. He looked pretty good on lm.
Sept. 13. Kaiser is a special player so you’ve got to
son, rushed for 259 yards on 20 carries and have to overcome.’And they did. ey knew take away the inside and then their outside
With 2:13 remaining in the fourth quar- threat is always legitimate. e defensive
ter, the lights went out and the game was two touchdowns. It often took more than it was coming. ey were talking about it on game plan was awesome. I’m so proud of
called. my sta .”
one Tusker defender to take him down. the sideline. Our kids fought today, man.”
“We love being the underdogs,” Smith Boyer caught four passes from Johnson
said. “[Somers] is a great team and has great “He had a tweaked up knee last year and After a scoreless rst quarter, Yorktown for 156 yards. Johnson was 6 of 12 on pass
players. eir coach (Tony DeMatteo) is attempts for 182 yards and the one touch-
amazing and it was a great game. Since he was just never right,” Yorktown coach quarterback Trevvon Johnson found Boyer down pass. He also rushed for 59 yards.
last year we’ve been coming for vengeance
against this team. We worked all summer Mike Rescigno said. “He said at the begin- on a swing pass to his left. Boyer, a lacrosse Gabe Valentin had two sacks to lead the
long since school ended. Our coaches were Husker defense.
preparing 24/7 and were up all night after ning of this year, ‘I feel good, Coach. I just star, caught the ball one-handed then used
our rst game preparing for Somers. Our Yorktown looks to stay undefeated when
line was amazing, our backs were amazing feel like a di erent player this year because his speed to y along the sideline 90 yards it hosts Tappan Zee at 7 p.m. on Friday,
and our quarterback was meshing perfectly.” Sept. 20.
it’s not in the back of my mind.’” for a touchdown. Less than a minute later,
Following Jack Kaiser’s 69-yard touch- “We knew this game could springboard
down run, host Somers cut rival Yorktown’s Boyer then added an insurance touch- Smith scored on a 46-yard run with 8:24 us into a di erent type of season,”Rescigno
lead to a point, 13-12, just over a minute said of the win over Somers.“ is is a rival-
into the third quarter. Kaiser barreled over down on the Huskers’ next possession, left in the second quarter. e kick was ry that’s rich and to win this, there’s noth-
multiple Yorktown defenders along the way. ing that feels greater than to beat a storied
going 38 yards o tackle to close out the wide left but Yorktown had a 13-0 lead. program like Somers and a coach like that.”

scoring. Somers marched down the eld and

“We’ve been talking about adversity for scored on a Jackson Kossow 1-yard quar-

weeks and weeks,” Rescigno said when terback sneak with 1:15 left in the rst half.

asked about how the team responded with A mishandled snap sent the game into

a 17-0 run when Somers cut their lead to halftime with Yorktown leading 13-6.

‘Since last year we’ve been coming for
vengeance against this team.’

–Dylan Smith
Yorktown football

Page 26 – Yorktown News SPORTS Thursday, September 19, 2019


Jason Green
(55) leads the
Horents onto
the field.


Makar spurs Hornets to
victory in home opener

‘Blackout’ a success on homecoming night

BY MIKE SABINI homecoming night game, 52-6, against “ ey were pumped tonight,” Lakeland’s
CONTRIBUTING WRITER Poughkeepsie on Friday, Sept. 13. Matt Makar said of the fans. “It’s a big,
big accomplishment, winning your home
Lakeland football, spurred on by a fast Decked out in black clothing and mak-
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LAKELAND FOOTBALL nished o the rst-quarter scoring when The Lakeland student section was fired PHOTOS: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
he connected with Rob Nardelli on a 13- up for the homecoming game against
FROM PAGE 26 yard touchdown pass, giving Lakeland a Poughkeepsie. PLAYMAKAR: Matt Makar, who finished
27-0 lead. with 102 yards on 8 carries, runs for a
opener. We did our best, running the ball Meadows thought the crowd was “awe- 32-yard touchdown in the first quarter.
hard, and throwing it.” “Tyler’s a really talented quarterback,” some.”
Meadows said.“We struggled a little bit in
Makar, who carried the ball 8 times for the passing game last week but it was nice “I truly believe we have one of the best
102 yards and 3 touchdowns, got the Hor- to get some con dence in it this week. We atmospheres in all of Section 1,” Mead-
nets on the board with two rst-quarter made some big throws and some big plays ows said. “I’ve been saying it for the last
touchdown runs of 32 and 8 yards, the in the passing game as well as the running two years. Every home game we get more
second of which put Lakeland up 13-0 game. Matt [Makar] is a heck of a run- than 1,000 people and it’s a great sight. It’s
with 6:33 remaining in the opening quar- ning back as well.” incredible to have such huge support from
ter. our community. We love it.”
Makar continued the Hornets’ momen-
He credited his linemen—Brandon Gu, tum when he scored on a 12-yard touch- Lakeland’s next game will be at 7 p.m.
Mike Mulhern, Jason Green, Jorge Duque down run with 5:35 to go in the second Friday (Sept. 20) at Beacon.
and Carl Lund—for clearing space for quarter, giving Lakeland a 34-0 advantage.
him. “We have to build every week,” Mead-
“Momentum’s huge,” Makar said. ows said. “ is is step one. We have to get
“ ey make their blocks, I run right “Once you keep scoring, you just have to to step two and get to step three. One step
through the holes,” he said. “It’s all on keep going, can’t keep your heads down. at time.”
them.” Everyone kept their heads up and just
kept going through the game.”
Lakeland went up 20-0 when Landon
Ruggieri intercepted a Poughkeepsie pass Lakeland (1-1) added to its lead with
on the Pioneers’ next possession and re- an 11-yard touchdown scamper by Mike
turned it 54 yards for a touchdown. Castelli (5 rushes, 70 yards), a safety by
Lund and a 9-yard touchdown run by
“To be honest, when it came to the de- Adam Labriola, which put the Hornets
fense, we wanted to focus on the basics up 49-0 at halftime.
this week,” said Lakeland coach Mike
Meadows. “Every time I would talk to After a scoreless third quarter, Kieran
them, we talked about breaking down, Ray (5 for 7 on extra points), connected
wrapping and doing your job. So, we kept on a 25-yard eld goal in the fourth quar-
it very simple on the defensive side of the ter, making the score 52-0.
ball and we knew we were going to have
opportunities to get some turnovers and Danny Libretti (6 catches, 70 yards)
we capitalized on them tonight.” and John Guifridda (7 tackles) also con-
tributed to the Hornets’victory, which was
Lakeland’s o ense did a 180 from its in large part ignited by its crowd.
opening night shutout loss to Brewster,
when quarterback Tyler Santucci com- “ ey bring the energy,” Makar said.
pleted just 5 of 19 passes. “ e energy comes from the eld from
them. ey bring it, we are going to bring
Against Poughkeepsie, Santucci com- it back.”
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SVApRSoITrYts Roundup Araneo stars in loss to Mahopac


Yorktown Field
Hockey (2-2-3)

Tuesday, Sept. 10
Yorktown tied host Nanuet,

0-0, with Husker goalie Addy
Araneo registering 2 saves.


Friday, Sept. 13

Visiting Mahopac and York-

town played a highly competitive

contest, with a second-half goal

by Mary McDermott giving the

Indians a 1-0 triumph against the


“It’s always hard to play a rival

and you always would like to win,

but I go out and work with my

team and my defense to play our

best game no matter who we are PHOTO: TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL

playing,” Araneo said. Adeline Araneo made 17 saves against Mahopac on Sept. 13.
Araneo, playing behind a stel-

lar defense led by Maddy Marr Yorktown Volleyball Allison Silverman (1 kill, 11 as- hard work we put into preparing being selected to the All-Tourna-
and Deg Gridley, stood out by (4-0)
recording 17 saves. sists, 3 aces, 3 digs), and Paige for this season and each game,” ment team.

“I go out every game and do Melagrano (2 digs). Knoesel said. “We are all so dedi- Lakeland also competed in the

the best I can and try to adjust to “I would say what really en- cated to volleyball, and I believe tournament, losing to the Husk-

whatever the game situation is,” YORKTOWN 3 VS. abled us to sweep Harrison was that is what is driving us to suc- ers in the semi nals.

Araneo said. “I work to prepare HARRISON 0 the composure we had on the ceed. In the o season, we all Lakeland Volleyball
myself [for] whoever we are play- Wednesday, Sept. 11 court,” Knoesel said. “Whether individually worked on our skill

ing.” Yorktown swept visiting Har- we had a lead, or were in a de cit, and kept our bodies conditioned.

(3-1)rison 3-0 (25-17, 25-7, 25-14), we stayed composed and didn’t let Now that we are in season, it’s

YORKTOWN 3 VS. NANUET 3 led by Gia Tropea (5 aces), Jackie the score a ect our mentality. We amazing to see the connections

Monday, Sept. 16 Knoesel (2 assists, 1 ace, 10 digs), remained focused on the goals we we’re forming with each other on LAKELAND 3 VS. BYRAM

Trailing 3-1, host Yorktown Olivia Waschenko (7 kills, 2 digs, were given by our coaches, and I the court and combining the skill HILLS 2

came back to tie Nanuet 3-3, 1 block), Allison Torres (8 kills, think as a team we perform well each player brings.” Wednesday, Sept. 11

paced by Kelsey McDonnell (1G, 1 assist, 3 aces, 2 digs, 1 block), in high-pressure situations.” Lakeland overcame visiting

1A), Ellie O’Donnell (2A), Jessi- Julia Sateriale (3 digs), Aniyah e win was the fourth in a YORKTOWN TOURNAMENT Byram Hills 3-2 (27-29, 25-15,

ca Devlin (1G), Alex Bold (1G), Seales (5 kills, 1 dig, 1 block), Ol- row to start the season for the Cane and Torres named All- 25-22, 16-25, 25-15), paced by

and Araneo (4 saves). ivia Fasce (1 kill, 14 assists, 2 aces, Huskers. Tourney Emily Kubicsko (12 kills, 10 as-

4 digs), Lauren Strauss (1 ace, 4 “I think our team has won our Saturday, Sept. 14 sists), Kayla Jennings (10 kills, 4

digs), Jackie Cane (9 kills, 2 aces), rst four matches because of the Yorktown nished second in aces), Victoria Tsui (4 kills, 14 as-

its own tournament, won by Wal- SEE ROUNDUP PAGE 29

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Thursday, September 19, 2019 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 29

ROUNDUP (1G), Cayley Doell (1G), Ava Alyssa Albano controls against Nanuet on Sept. 16.
Pagliaro (1G), Allie Sabatino
FROM PAGE 28 (2A), Paige Vellozzi (1A), Jordan PHOTO: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
Pepaj (1A) and Sarah Pinkowsky
sists) and Caitlin Wisker (5 (3 saves). Yorktown Girls career varsity goal. balanced throughout the game
kills, 5 aces). Soccer (3-3)
LAKELAND 4 HENDRICK “I think our high-intensity with good o ensive position-
“It felt great to win against HUDSON 3 YORKTOWN 4 VS.
Byram Hills,” Kubicsko said. “It EASTCHESTER 0 energy during warmups really ing and quick one-touch passes,”
was our rst win at home and it Thursday, Sept. 12
went to ve matches and we re- Lakeland nipped host Hen- Thursday, Sept. 12 carried over into the game,” Spal- Spallone said. “Our team is im-
ally wanted the win.” drick Hudson 4-3, with Pagliaro Host Yorktown jumped out to
(2G), Lage (1G), Linda Daly 4-0 halftime lead and defeated lone said. “Our tight defense was proving each game and I think
e Hornets were led to the (1G), Gerbasi (1A), Haughney visiting Eastchester, 4-0, with
victory by Kubicsko (12 kills, 10 (1A), Pepaj (1A) and Doell (7 Sophia Spallone (1G), Abby Pas- able to keep Eastchester’s o en- we will continue to develop as
assists), Kayla Jennings (10 kills, saves) propelling the Hornets to sarella (1G), Chayce Buono (1G),
4 aces), Victoria Tsui (4 kills, 14 the hard-fought victory. Kristin Linahan (1G), Samantha sive pressure out early in rst half, our coaches help us grow as play-
assists) and Caitlin Wisker (5 “Hen Hud is a strong and fast- Paglino (1A) and Erisa Krasniqi
kills, 5 aces). moving team and it was a battle (6 saves) doing the honors for the allowing us to control possession ers.”
until the very end,” Pagliaro said. Huskers.
“After losing the rst set in a “ ey had a lot of long passes For Linahan, it was her rst and keep the ball in our o ensive
tight game of 27-29, we knew but our defense was able to step
as a team we had to play smarter in front of them. Our o ense THTIHNIKNK third. After a tremendous goal YORKTOWN 2
and harder to win and that’s ex- connected passes nicely which OUOTUSTIDSIEDE
actly what we did,”Kubicsko said. helped us move the ball up the THTEHBELBOLCOKC.K. by Abby Passarella we followed CLARKSTOWN SOUTH 7
eld and score. We also had a lot
LAKELAND 3 HARRISON 0 of nice crosses that gave us the up with a long shot from Chayce Saturday, Sept. 14
Friday, Sept. 13 opportunities to score.”
Visiting Lakeland swept Har- Pagliaro said that it was a chal- Buono and two other goals pretty Yorktown fell at Clarkstown
lenge playing on the grass at
rison 3-0 (25-13, 25-11, 25-13), Sprout Brook Park. much nished them o .” South 7-2, with Linahan scoring,
led by Kubicsko (7 kills, 6 as- “We almost always practice
sists), Jennings (6 kills. 3 aces) and play on turf elds,” Pagliaro Yorktown’s well-balanced at- Spallone converting on a penalty
and Sophia Sommovigo (4 kills, said. “We are used to the weight
3 blocks). of the pass and the bounce of tack was a key to the victory. kick and KrasSniqi garnering 5
the ball on turf. On the grass the “Our attack continued to be saves.
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Lakeland to play in national invitational
Hornets enter weekend unbeaten

Senior captain Jenna McCrudden BY MIKE SABINI individually, and as a team,”Sarsen said. the circle. We knew we had to get shots
has 13 goals and 9 assists in CONTRIBUTING WRITER “I believe it will challenge our team o quickly, stay low, and most impor-
Lakeland’s first six games. both o ensively and defensively and we tantly be scrappy and have our sticks
When you play in the last 10 state will learn how to get better.” down in front of the goal. Also, getting
FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER title games and win nine of them, a a small lift under the ball to get over
lot of well-earned bene ts come along To be recognized as a top team in the the defenders’ stick was very e cient.
with that. nation is a source of pride for Lakeland Emma Halderman had a great strong
players like Jenna McCrudden. shot to near post o of a corner, and
One of them, for the Lakeland eld Emma Fon and I stayed patient with
hockey squad, is coming up this week- “Going into this tournament, win- sticks down ready to tip.”
end, when they will participate in the ning really isn’t our focus,” McCrudden
2019 Max Field Hockey National In- said. “Our focus is to keep improving McCrudden (1A) and Fava (1A)
vitational. on all the things we’ve been working on contributed to the win as well against
and to get better as a team. is tourna- Pearl River.
e Hornets, who are ranked No. 12 ment is to experience high-level com-
nationally, will play Biddeford (Maine) petition and grow from it.” “Our team has a very strong rela-
at 3 p.m.,Saturday,Sept.21,and Dexter tionship and I think having the right
(Michigan) at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, Lakeland nished last week with a attitude going into a game de nitely
at the “ e Proving Grounds” in Con- 9-2 triumph against Section 2’s Guil- helps,” Salazar said. “We knew we had
shohocken, Pa. derland during a rainy Sept. 14 eve- to play strong and adjust to the surface
ning at Vassar College in Poughkeep- as quickly as possible. We all work very
“We were invited because we were sie. Leading the way for the Hornets hard in practice and I think consistency
ranked a top team nationally the past were Emma Fon (4G, 1A), Keirra Et- and determination are very strong fac-
few years,” said Lakeland coach Sharon tere (2G, 2A), McCrudden (1G, 2A), tors that help us in our game. Every
Sarsen. “We will need to compete and Lauren Salazar (1G, 1A), Frankie Fava player has a place on this team, and I
raise our level of play to match the level (1G) and Celeste Pagliaroli (3 saves). think if we all put in the work and do
of such high-caliber teams.” our jobs, we can be successful.”
Lakeland also won at Pearl River 5-0
Sarsen, whose team enters the tour- on Sept. 12, led by Salazar (2G, 1A), e Hornets started the week with a
nament 6-0 and has outscored their Emma Halderman (1G, 2A) and Fon 9-0 win over visiting Nanuet on Sept.
opponents 45-2, feels the opportunity (2G). 10, paced by McCrudden (3G, 2A),
to play in such a prestigious event will Halderman (2G, 1A), Fon (2G), Sala-
help her team for the rest of the season. “We played well in front of the goal,” zar (1G, 1A), Ettere (1G), Fava (1A)
Salazar said. “Pearl River had a strong and Pagliaroli (1 save).
“We are honored and excited to get defensive line and scoring a goal was
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Golden goals
Labor Day tournament bene ts pediatric cancer charity

More than $2,100 was raised for a pediatric cancer charity by teams competing in Yorktown Youth
Soccer Club’s annual Labor Day tournament, held the weekend of Aug. 30-Sept. 1.

Money was raised through the sale of gold shoelaces—at $5 a pair—which players wore during

All proceeds were donated to Go 4 the Goal, a charity dedicated to “improv(ing) the lives of children
battling cancer by providing nancial support, developing and
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Dear Grandparents: Have you considered paying my college tuition?

We have all heard and even witnessed Additionally, if the pay- the $15,000 per person money will be squandered or mismanaged.
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e impact that debt can have on the life IRS code, that payment Plains. His o ce is centrally located in White
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cantly detrimental to their future nancial ENEA estate tax exemption. be reached at 914-948-1500. Mr. Enea is the
well-being. While many grandparents have ed transfer” and is not past Chair of the Elder Law and Special Needs
the means to help with tuition payments, treated as a gift for gift It is an excellent way Section of the New York State Bar Association
many are unaware that they can do so with- tax purposes. us, it can be in an unlimited (NYSBA). He is the Chair of the Senior Lawyers
out any impact on their lifetime estate and amount as long as it is paid directly to the of leveraging one’s life Section of (NYSBA). Mr. Enea is the Past
gift tax exclusion (for 2019 $11.4 million educational institution for the education or President and a founding member of the New
per person, federally). training of their grandchild. is can make time exemption while York Chapter of the National Academy of Elder
the gift even more appealing, especially for Law Attorneys (NAELA). He is also a member
Many grandparents are also unaware that grandparents with a taxable estate. being able to directly bene t a loved one. of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the
in addition to the $15,000 per person per National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and
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endar year, they will only be reducing their considered a “quali ed transfer,” it must be Mr. Enea is the President of the Westchester
$11.4 million estate and gift tax exemption for “tuition.” Room and board, books and stitution, it also eliminates potential prob- Bar Foundation and a Past President of the
by the amount of the gift in excess of the fees do not qualify for the exclusion. Westchester County Bar Association.
$15,000 and that a spouse can join in on the lems with the funding and management of
gift ($22.8 million exemption for a couple). us,a grandparent can pay for the tuition
of a grandchild and if they wish, still make a trust for the education of a loved one as

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Commissioners of the Yorktown Jeanmarie Klaus LLC FORMATION NOTICE said Town of Yorktown for the follows:
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