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Published by Halston Media, 2019-10-04 11:59:07

Yorktown News 10.03.19

Vol. 8 No. 27 Visit TapIntoYorktown.net for the latest news. Thursday, October 3, 2019

Mohansic Trailway Panas grad
opens in Yorktown launches support
group for those
BY KATHERINE BORCHERT in Yorktown,” Supervisor Ilan Gilbert said at the suffering from
STAFF WRITER opening ceremony on Sept. 28.
depression
e Yorktown Trail Town Committee opened e trailway links downtown Yorktown to FDR
the Mohansic Trailway last weekend, ful lling a Park and was built by a network of volunteers.
20-year dream.
Jane Daniels, member of the Yorktown Trail
“ is was an incredible joint opportunity and ef- Town Committee, oversaw the project along with
fort by so many people. ank you for coming and her husband, Walt Daniels.
welcome to another beautiful asset we have here
SEE TRAILWAY PAGE 6

BY KATHERINE BORCHERT
STAFF WRITER

PHOTO: KATHERINE BORCHERT Angelica Dones, a sta member of the Mensana Center, will be
hosting three support groups for dealing with anxiety and depres-
Al Avitabile, Parks and Recreation Commission; Superintendent of Recreation James Martorano Jr.; sion at the John C. Hart Memorial Library starting this month.
Highway Superintendent Dave Paganelli; Councilwoman Alice Roker; Town Clerk Diana Quast; Supervisor
Ilan Gilbert; Susan Seigel and Jane Daniels cut the rope to commemorate the trailway opening. e groups, led by Dones, will provide teens and young adults
a chance to speak about their mental and emotional challenges,
as well as educate individuals in coping mechanisms to deal with
depression and anxiety. e e ort is aimed at young adults 16 to
25 years old.

e rst session will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 3. e group will
begin by introducing individuals, establishing a judgment-free,
safe zone using anxiety-friendly ice breakers.

Dones, a Walter Panas High School graduate, earned her asso-
ciate’s degree in psychology from Westchester Community Col-
lege. Currently, she is pursuing her bachelor’s in psychology from
Mercy College.

As someone who has struggled with depression and anxiety, Do-
nes found that one of the best coping mechanisms is peer support.

“People feeling less alone is one of my top goals for this group,”
Dones said.

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CLASSIFIEDS 30
LEGAL NOTICES
LEISURE 31
OPINION
SPORTS 29
TOWN GREEN
10

22 ROAD TO OLYMPICS

2

Lakeland grad on the way.
pg 22


Page 2 – Yorktown News TOWN GREEN Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Staff Mothers Against www.walklikemadd.org/West- Race & Faith 17, at 7 p.m., at Grace Lutheran
Drunk Driving Church, 3830 Gomer Street, Yor-
EDITORIAL TEAM chester to register, donate or get ktown, and ursday, November
JODI WEINBERGER Mothers Against Drunk Driv- 7 at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian
ing is hosting its annual walk, more information. Interfaith Council of Yorktown Church, 2880 Crompond Road,
EDITOR: 914-302-5830 Walk Like MADD, a non-com- Yorktown For additional informa-
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Park on Saturday, Oct. 19. Regis- Northern Westchester & Putnam
BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER tration opens at 9 a.m., with the Free singing lessons
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-302-5628 walk program at 10 a.m., and the present Race & Faith, a commu-
MARSCHHAUSER@HALSTONMEDIA.COM walk beginning at 10:30 a.m. e e Golden Apple Chorus is of-
walk is to raise funds and rally e Yorktown Chamber of nity exploration of history, issues, fering free singing lessons in Octo-
ADVERTISING TEAM support for MADD’s Campaign ber to women in Westchester and
PAUL FORHAN to Eliminate Drunk Driving. Visit Commerce is hosting county de- and solutions. Each evening we Putman counties. e program is
914-202-2392 called “Ready, Set, SING!”, and is
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Thursday, October 3, 2019 Yorktown News – Page 3

Rockettes delight at Hart L ibary

BY KATHERINE BORCHERT
STAFF WRITER

Christmas came early for the PHOTO COURTESY OF MSG PHOTO SERVICES The Rockettes chat
families of Yorktown. with fans Max Visconti,
The Rockettes pose outside the John C. Hart Memorial Library. 10, and Charlie
On ursday, Sept. 26, two Marganiello, 3.
Rockettes from the Radio City
Christmas Spectacular stopped Erin Cople
by the John. C. Hart Library in learns the
Shrub Oak to help spread some Rockette
holiday cheer.
pose.
Patrons took photos with the
Rockettes, which were then in-
stantly printed and framed in-
side snow globes. e kids got
to decorate their snow globes at
a designated arts and crafts area
with glitter stickers and markers.

Children of all ages lined up
to meet the Rockettes, Karen
Ritchie and Natalie Reid.

“I love it! It’s a lot of excite-
ment and happy faces. It’s re-
warding,” Ritchie said.

e line to take pictures was
out the door, but through all
the chaos, it was a sea of smiling
faces.

“It’s wonderful. We’ve gone to
six di erent cities, local towns
and tri-state, to be able to come
and connect with our fans. We
get to see everyone rsthand, it’s
just a really nice time. We get to
meet the people that are in our
audiences and get everyone ex-
cited for Christmas,” Reid said.

Former Library Director Pat
Hallinan said that even though
sometimes a child will cry or be
upset, she feels more are happy
than not.

“It’s the Christmas Spectacu-
lar, so that’s a great thing,” Hal-
linan said.

Supervisor Ilan Gilbert was
also in on the fun, showing
Ritchie and Reid some of his
kickline moves.

e Rockettes, along with the
Madison Square Garden Pro-
ductions, are currently touring
cities in the tri-state area to pro-
mote the Christmas Spectacular
at Radio City Music Hall, which
runs from Nov. 8 to Jan. 5.

More information on the PHOTOS: TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL
Christmas Spectacular show can be Rockettes Rockettes Karen Ritchie and Natalie Reid show Ada
found at rockettes.com/christmas. Ying how to pose like a Rockette. Amelia Calisi, 9 and her sister Seraphina, 4 make snow globes as
they wait their turn to see the Rockettes.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019 TOWN GREEN Yorktown News – Page 9

GREEN the Young Survival Coalition and
young women a ected by breast
FROM PAGE 2

Yorktown Jewish cancer. Getting it Done
Center Runners will assemble at 9:30
for all the people of Yorktown
a.m. in a staggered start. Every
registered participant will get a As Town Supervisor, Ilan Gilbert has renegotiated
contracts to save the Town money and identify new
Yom Kippur Kol Nidre services nisher’s medal, t-shirt, and tacos. sources of millions in revenue. He’s worked to repair
infrastructure. Expand business opportunities. And
on Tuesday, October 8, at 9 p.m. To register, visit: nytacotrot. strengthen vital programs that serve our community

Services continue on Wednesday, com. For more information email and preserve our environment. He has:

Octobet 9, at 9 a.m. and continue Jamie Pleva-Nickerson, jamie@ Saved over $700,000 by renegotiating Town contracts
Brought in $3MM of new revenue from Atlantic Bridge
through out the day. Yizkor be- tacotrot5k.com. Pipeline Project and new 20-year wireless services agreement
Formed Economic and Business Revitalization Committee
gins at 12 p.m. e nal Shofar Jefferson Valley Mall to create jobs, expand residential options, and make Yorktown a
blast is at 7:15 pm. Everyone is more desirable place to live, work and visit
Welcomed community participation by making it easier for
welcome and invited to join in the residents to speak at Town Board meetings
Repaired roads and infrastructure and allocated funds for ongoing
warmth of our congregation as we Upcoming events: maintenance
Secured three safety officers for the Lakeland School district
celebrate this important holiday. Community Day: October 5 Acquired $65,000 grant for the Senior Center

New members are welcome. Pizzazzels Grand Opening: “I believe there’s more that unites us than divides us”

Contact the temple for more in- October 6th Re-elect Ilan Gilbert Town Supervisor on November 5th
yorktowndemocrats.com/town-election
formation 914-245-2324. For Boo n/ Brew:October 25
Paid for by the Yorktown Democratic Committee
more information, visit yorktown- Santa Arrival/Pizzazzels Win-

jewishcenter.org. ter Wonderland: November 23

Temple Beth Am Paws with Clause Pet Photo’s:
November 24

Breakfast with Santa: Novem-

Temple Beth Am is located ber 30

at 203 Church Place, Yorktown Holiday Etsy Shopping

Heights. For more information, Bazaar:December 7-8

call 914-962-7500 or email rab- 12 Days of KidX FREE Holi-

biw@optonline.net. day Programs: Daily from De-

Yom Kippur Services cember 9-20

Temple Beth Am’s spiritually Deck the Mall Shopping Ven-

uplifting Kol Nidre Service be- dors, Music, Kids Activities and

gins on Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. Yom Kip- more: December 14

pur Morning services, which will Gingerbread Making in Piz-

include Yizkor, will take place at zazzels: December 21

10 a.m. on Oct. 9. Both services NYE Balloon Drop: December

are held at the Yorktown Stage. 27

Children’s services begin at 2 p.m. Hanukkah Celebration: De-

at Temple Beth Am. Afternoon cember 28

and concluding services will be- Oktoberfest
gin at 3:45 p.m. at Beth Am. All

are invited to come participate in

this holiest of days. For ticket in- Oktoberfest, sponsored by Yor-

formation, please call the o ce at ktown Heights Engine Com-

962-7500. pany #1 and the Yorktown Lions

Chabad of Yorktown Club will be from 1-6 p.m. Oct.
12 at the Yorktown Firehouse

Fair Grounds. ere will be beer,

Chabad of Yorktown is located music, food and games. It is rain

at 2629 Old Yorktown Rd, York- or shine. Call 914-488-4185 or

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Sukkot Dinner under the Join in creating a community of

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Page 10 – Yorktown News Thursday, October 3, 2019

Arti cial Intelligence Little boy lost...
nds his soulmates
Dr. Cli Pickover, a resident of I receive from readers, and on Twitter.
Yorktown, just published his 50th People of all ages tell me that I’ve shaped
book, entitled Arti cial Intel- or inspired them. I view my book-writing

ligence: An Illustrated History, From career as a means of reaching others, and What does a writer do when an
elegy to the mother he lost at a
Medical Robots to Neural Networks. I the dozens of foreign-language translations tender age 60 years ago touches of cold reality to momentary escapism. I
was with my friend Tony Fusco bopping
thought it might of my books also increase that to a great live band, e Amish Outlaws,

be interesting to connection.

spend some time MY Q: On page 97 you touch so many who read it that their e usive and at Putnam County Golf Course a recent
with him. He PERSPECTIVE upon the topic of transhuman-
graciously agreed compassionate respons- Friday night when a text
ism. You raise the idea that
JAMES es warm his heart? message ashed on my
MARTORANO
to answer my if we lived for one thousand He expresses his grat- phone at 10 p.m.
questions. years, we may very well
itude at the next avail- BRUCE
Q: Tell us become di erent people. You able opportunity. Like THE BLOG POIGNANT
now. ‘TEXTSPEAK’
a little about would not be “you.”In your

yourself. opinion, at what point would Gratitude to those BRUCE e man,also a strang-
who took the time to APAR er to me, wrote that af-
Cli : Jim, thanks for this excellent that happen? What is the dividing line

conversation. I’m a book author who has between me and a new, completely di er- reach out and touch ter his parents divorced,

published 50 books, been granted 620 ent me? him. while still in his teens, his

patents, and have 35,000 Twitter followers. Cli : If your body or mind could survive Gratitude also to the father died “in the line

I often tweet about subjects covered in my inde nitely, would “you”actually persist? publisher of this paper of duty.” e “textspeak”

books. All of us are changed by our experiences- (Halston Media) for a ording columnists he used made his pain more immediate

Q: Why did you pick AI as the focus of and these changes are usually gradual, like me the generous space to express what- and poignant: Echoing what I expressed,

your recent book? which means that you are nearly the same ever crosses our minds in a given week. he wrote, simply, “Also miss and wounded,”

Cli : I’ve always had a fascination for person that you were a year ago. However, When sharing a deeply personal, life- adding,“Just have to trust in God and move

topics on the borderlands of science and if your normal or enhanced body survived changing experience (as I did here Sept. 19 on,”ending with,“Peace God bless.”

science ction, which makes us question continuously for a thousand years, gradual with “Little Boy Lost--and Found”), col- A former neighbor of ours we’ve known

the limits of thought and the future of mental changes would accumulate, and umnists are a orded a rare privilege and a for a quarter-century realized she had only

humanity. e applications of AI seem perhaps an entirely di erent person would valuable outlet that others, with similar sto- discovered in what I wrote something tragic

limitless, and the history of AI is loaded eventually inhabit the body. e thousand- ries, do not have. Committing to the page we have in common. She texted me, “My

with surprises. For example, readers of year-old person might be nothing like you. innermost thoughts and emotions can be a heart hurts for you. [My] Mom died at

my book will also learn about humanity’s You would no longer exist. ere would form of therapy (as our daughter Elissa, a 48, I was older but pain just as deep. I can

ancient fascination with automatons and be no moment of death at which you had teacher, observed after reading my piece). totally relate to you with this. I know the

lifelike machines. ceased to exist, but you would slowly fade feeling of your mom being there one mo-

Q: As you state in your Introduction, away over the millennia, like a sand castle WRITING ASTHERAPY ment and gone the next and life changing

your target is to reach a wide audience. being transformed by an ocean of time. Yet, it’s only when words forged during forever. at never goes away. Our paths are

Consequently, you only brie y cover each Q: What is the line of demarcation, a lifetime of re ection meet unseen eyeballs so similar that I am stunned.”

topic. Have you ever published a more in your opinion, between machine and out there that a literally metaphysical con- Yet another acquaintance I know through

in-depth analysis of this topic in scienti c human? If our entire consciousness and nection is formed: what starts out as organic acting, shared that “I understood it viscer-

journals or elsewhere? neural networking is duplicated into a therapy at the hands of the author is trans- ally. My mom was 39, and I was 4. She’s

Cli : In order to engage the reader, I computer, is that still a human? muted (through ink, paper, cyberspace) into always been a mystery to me.”

purposely keep each book entry brief and Cli : Today, there are obvious di erenc- vicarious therapy for the reader. For a writer, And this from a writer I know: ”Lost my

include a full-page, color illustration for es between AI machines, with electronic it doesn’t get more humbling than that. dad when I was 2-? (he was 38), and each

each topic. However, I cover a huge pano- circuitry, and us. However, we may wonder Here’s a sample of the many people I poem I write about him keeps the memory

ply of subject matter, spanning back more if all intelligence is actually a form of “ma- heard from who revealed themselves to me alive.”

than one thousand years. You asked about chine intelligence,”just operating on dif- as soulmates (they are purposely unidenti-

my publications. My hundreds of granted ferent forms of hardware. If so, perhaps an ed by name to maintain their privacy)... CLASSMATES’REVELATION

patents cover numerous computer-related electronic machine will one day have most One woman I’ve never met wrote,“I, too, Two high school classmates told me on

topics, including AI. Also, since my early of the attributes we associate with people, lost my mother when she was in her 40s, Facebook they never realized my family

days, during my doctoral research at Yale, such as emotions and consciousness. from cancer... it’s a very personal loss that is situation.

I’ve published hundreds of technical papers Q: Some scientists believe that if robots, always with you and is a void that is never One commented, “I never realized what

in scienti c journals on subjects includ- or other AI systems, took over that they lled. [My sister] su ered a great deal, and you were dealing with in our younger years.

ing computers and creativity, recreational couldn’t do a worse job than we humans that is painful to remember. What is most We guys from the old neighborhood would

mathematics, scienti c visualization, and are doing. What’s your take on this? sad is that my children could never experi- try to get you to come out to play some ball

more. Cli : Although there are certainly con- ence having such a wonderful and happy or for a snowball ght and I always won-

Q: You are a delightfully inquisitive cerns about the rapid rise of AI, I generally grandmother. dered why you turned us down most of the

person who is in a constant state of wonder take a positive outlook in which these AI “Your personal thoughts on this brought time.” I can’t say I remember that as well as

and, therefore, it’s not a surprise that you entities will become our partners, inspiring back my own feelings, and maybe it will he does, but I also can understand why I

intend to cultivate the same sentiment in us to undertake and understand new areas motivate me to [write] something to share must block it out.

your readers. In the responses you have of research, improving our health through with my children and grandchildren.” From another high school friend’s Face-

received over the years, do you feel that enhanced medical diagnoses, creating safer Sometimes, the outreach happens at the book comment: “I had no idea what you

your work has succeeded. SEE MARTORANO PAGE 20 least expected moments, stopping you in SEE APAR PAGE 20
Cli : I’m delighted by the feedback your tracks and adding a sobering splash

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Thursday, October 3, 2019 OPINION Yorktown News – Page 11

Councilman Patel

didn’t violate the Getting it Done
Ethics Law
for all the people of Yorktown
BY SUSAN SIEGEL — something the members of
GUEST COLUMNIST the Ethics Board and the Town Sheralyn Goodman has a track record of getting the
Board would have known if they job done. As a lawyer fighting for what’s right, a
e Ethics Board was wrong. had taken the time to consult the
ree members of the Town experts — the NYS Committee working mother, union organizer, and law enforcement
Board were wrong. Councilman on Open Government. official she’ll bring that passion and proven success to
Patel never violated the Ethics representing the people and businesses of Yorktown.
Law. He never disclosed con - In Advisory Opinion OM-
dential information, the violation L3929a (available online), the Sheralyn will work hard to:
he was wrongly accused of. He Committee found that: “… there
never, as claimed by Councilman is no basis in law for prohibiting Hold the line on our residential property taxes
Lachterman, breached the public a person present during an execu- Maintain the high level and quality of services we expect
trust tive session from speaking about Adopt recommendations of the Economic and Business
If anything, it was the mem- that closed session. Further, I Revitalization Committee
bers of the 2017 Town Board, do not believe that a committee Support streamlining approvals, cutting red tape and creating a
Supervisor Michael Grace and of the City Council can adopt a “Small Business Advocate” to guide small business owners through
Councilmen Lachterman, Diana, rule that has the force of law or is the process of starting and building a business
and Bernard who violated two empowered to silence an elected Promote Yorktown’s assets to attract visitors and businesses
laws: the NYS Open Meetings o cial.”
Law and the Yorktown Defense
and Indemni cation Law. And in Advisory Opinion
Confused? It’s no wonder. In OML3382, the Committee
all the political spin surround- found that for information to
ing the issue — and oh yes, it is be considered con dential, “…a
all political — no one is taking statue must prohibit disclosure
the time to explain the LAW. and leave no discretion to an
And it’s the law, not politics, that agency or o cial regarding the
should count. ability to disclose…. In the con-
So before you take sides on the text of most of the duties of most
issue, here’s the full backstory. municipal boards, councils or
similar bodies, there is no statute
e information councilman that forbids disclosure or requires
patel disclosed was not con den- con dentiality.”
tial
And in 2017, when Council-
As reported in last week’s Yor- man Patel’s disclosure was made
ktown News, the closed executive public, a local newspaper wrote:
session information Councilman “Kristen O’Neill, assistant direc-
Patel disclosed dealt with what tor of the Department of State
he believed was a gross misuse of Committee on Open Govern-
public funds. Whether a vote to ment, said Monday there was no
appropriate the funds took place provision in the Open Meetings
during the closed session (Coun- Law that prevents an elected of-
cilman Patel says it did; Council-
man Lachterman said it didn’t) or cial from publicly discussing any
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Editorial Submissions LETTERS
Press releases and photos should be submitted to Yorktown News by the Thursday before the
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Under the previous Grace Ad- In November 2017, the citi-

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Rehab and Recovery, that is! Diana and Ed Lachterman never change. Not only a change of

dared stray from the approved direction, but a change of tone.

party line. During Ilan Gilbert’s Many of us were sick and tired

Administration, Councilmen of the highhanded, arrogant at-

Diana and Lachterman have be- titude of the Republican major-

come known for pointing ngers ity. ey acted as if the people

and dragging their feet in parti- worked for them instead of the

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Supervisor candidate Matt Slat- hang around to comment. A

er’s claim to fame is that he lives vote to have work sessions tele-

in Yorktown, worked for former vised was voted down. People’s

State Senator Terrence Murphy comments were often met with

and has ingratiated himself with derision. Our comments had a

Yorktown’s Republican political time limit, but then former Su-

machine. How does Slater’s re- pervisor Michael Grace would

“What we are best at, regardless of diagnosis, sume translate into someone that libuster ad nauseam. On one
is getting our residents to function better –
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Thursday, October 3, 2019 OPINION Yorktown News – Page 13

LETTERS more. Our Town Clerk Diana is sputtering (at best) and ethics and now they are lobbing gross Democratic Party, frequent do-
FROM PAGE 12
Quast has been continuing Alice complaints against elected of- accusations about the Chamber nor and even has hosted a fund-

Roker’s work to modernize the cials conveniently stall for six of Commerce, one of Yorktown’s raiser at his house? But we should

disrespectful, bordering on rac- o ce. And we are very fortunate months. e Democratic Party strongest institutions. How is it SEE LETTERS PAGE 14
ism because of his accent. ey to have two excellent candidates was brought to court by the en- acceptable for the town attorney

would start rolling their eyes the on the Democratic ticket for tire Planning Board for slander to be an o cer of the Yorktown

minute he began to speak. If the Town Board. Trisha Sullivan-

two sitting board members ever Rothberg and Sheralyn Pulver

disagreed with motions, I don’t Goodman are everything we

recall hearing it from them. would want: intelligent, decent,

Maybe my memory is shaky and hard-working. ey understand Replacing scores of
someone can correct me. I barely the issues and know how to get

remember them commenting at things done. As working women, Allstate | State Farm | Geico

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When Lanny Gilbert was I do understand why Ed Lach-

elected to Town Supervisor, he terman and Tom Diana are al-

had no honeymoon period at all. ways so cranky. ey are in a snit

Zip, zilch, nothing. e griping, because their rubber stamp was

complaining and attempts at taken away.

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LETTERS it, my neighbors know it and this press with his deep knowledge Timing of videos year to address this abhorrent be-
town knows it. I can only hope on and vision for Yorktown. Last questioned havior. It’s bad enough I personally
FROM PAGE 13 November 5th we speak as one week he proposed a compre- caught him putting political signs
community and reject this non- hensive plan to make Yorktown To the editor: on private property without ap-
expect impartial legal advice sense once and for all. a certi ed Climate Smart Com- Last week I watched two videos proval; now he stoops even lower?
to Democrats and Republicans munity. Matt said it best; we have
alike? e Yorktown Democrats Marianne Violante wasted a lot of time debating posted on the town’s website where is is just unacceptable through
have proven one thing to me: how Yorktown Heights the cause of climate change, but Supervisor Ilan Gilbert spoke out and through. Yorktown is a re-
hypocritical they are. Yorktown there is scienti c evidence that against anti-Semitic symbols at spectful community that rejects all
cannot succeed with this type of Support for Matt proves it is happening. We need one of our local parks in Shrub forms of hate. Supervisor Gilbert
leadership and we should reject Slater to stop wasting time and act. Oak. As a Jewish member of our should stop engaging in the cur-
their ethically challenged cam- Matt’s plan calls for the creation community, I was very upset to rent national political playbook of
paign immediately. Yorktown is To the editor: of a Climate Smart Community hear of such behavior in the town I the extreme left that continues to
not better o than we were two Matt Slater continues to im- Task Force and he wants to do it am raising my kids. Ironically, I ran divide our nation and neighbors.
years ago; we are far worse. I know within his rst 30 days in o ce. into Councilman Ed Lachterman
shortly after and asked for details Douglas B. Ofner
Saving a Life EVERY 11 MINUTES e next step will be a Govern- on the incident. I was shocked to Yorktown Heights
ment Operations Greenhouse learn that there was no o cial re-
aloneI’m never Gas Inventory, which focuses on cord of any recent episode of anti- Local debate
Life Alert® is always the greenhouse gas emissions Semitism at the park in question. questioned
here for me even when caused by the day-to-day opera- In fact, a police report shows when
tions of our local government. It o cers responded to local reports To the editor:
away from home. is time Yorktown leads from the of syringes and drug paraphernalia e Yorktown Republican Party
front. Matt Slater’s plan provides at the park, they did not observe
One touch of a button Help at Home FIRST AID a holistic approach to make sure any of the hate symbols our Su- refuses to participate in a debate
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Help On-the-Go isn’t the crazy rhetoric we hear out this park was more than a year ago, participate if they can act as both
I’ve fallen and I can’t get up! of Washington, but a sound plan which resulted in a police investi- sponsor and moderator of a debate
that three other municipalities in gation. I am just ba ed and dis- among local candidates on the
Batteries Never Need Charging. Westchester County have already gusted that we have town o cials November ballot. Five Republican
implemented. As someone who is who are peddling fake news and candidates for local o ce either sit
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Thursday, October 3, 2019 OPINION Yorktown News – Page 15

LETTERS does the Yorktown Republican Response to As President of the Yorktown at 7 pm and the Town Level
Party”said Stokes. Yorktown Democrats Chamber of Commerce I would Debates will be held on October
FROM PAGE 14 like to extend an invitation to you 23rd at 7pm. Both Debates will
Yorktown Democratic Com- To the editor: for the Yorktown Debates. e be hosted at the Yorktown Stage.
invitation despite the con ict of mittee Co-Chair Krowe said, This was the original letter to County Level Debates will be
interest that having current candi- “Our candidates are eager to de- held on Monday October 21st SEE LETTERS PAGE 18
dates also sitting on the Board of bate in a fair forum. e League the candidates:
Directors presents, thereby making of Women Voters runs fair de-
it impossible to present a fair de- bates in virtually every communi- What steps have you taken to protect your
bate that Yorktown residents can ty in the county. ere is no rea- life savings from the cost of long term care?
trust. son they should not be doing one
in Yorktown. e League’s com- • Asset Protection • Elder Law • Past Chair of Elder Law Section of
To avoid this con ict, Yorktown mitment to integrity is re ected NYS Bar Association
Democratic Committee Co-Chair in its debate rules, which are de- • Medicaid Applications
Elliot Krowe asked the League signed to scrupulously ensure that (Nursing Home/Home Care) • “Super Lawyer” In Elder Law
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publican Committee. Quast, and Town Council candi-
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publican candidates on its board respectfully decline the invitation
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belong in the debate business” said Commerce to both sponsor and
Yorktown Democratic Committee moderate a debate for the upcom-
Co-Chair, Ron Stokes. “A judge ing 2019 Town Board election.
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LETTERS ment by either a party o cial it states an unwillingness to have Level) and October 23rd (Town 2. In the same conversation,
or individual candidate of this its candidates participate in the Level). Chamber President Sergio Es-
FROM PAGE 15 correspondence as well as your Yorktown Chamber of Com- posito conveyed to Mr. Krowe
intended participation by Friday merce debates, which enjoy a 1. In a conversation and mul- the unprecedented o er to have
To ensure a fair and level de- September 27th 2019. long and proud history in York- tiple emails to Mr Krowe, York- Mr Krowe appoint a monitor of
bate our debate moderators will town.. Democratic Co-Chair El- town Chamber President Sergio his choosing (from the League
be our Chairman of the Board, This is the follow up from the iot Krowe’s statements are entire- Esposito conveyed the fact that Of Women Voters if so desired)
Aaron Bock and Rosemarie Chamber of Commerce to the ly misleading and fail to account the primary organizer of the de- to further insure the impartiality
Panio. If desired both parties can Democrats objection: for the facts and true impartial bate and moderator will be none of the Yorktown Chamber Host-
appoint a monitor that can func- nature of the Yorktown Cham- other than the well respected and ed Debates. According to e
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con rm impartiality. Commerce is disappointed and be held at e Yorktown Stage and Chamber Board Chairman tee a moderator from the League
confused by e Yorktown Dem- on both October 21st (County Aaron Bock to supervise the de- of Woman Voters is a non-nego-
At this time, I respectfully ocratic Committee’s public state- bates as he sees t. Under Mr. tiable condition of its candidates’
request written acknowledge- ment (issued Sept. 26), in which Bocks discretion a second mod- participation in the Chamber-
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Page 20 – Yorktown News OPINION Thursday, October 3, 2019

MARTORANO tors make use of medical records to the o er?”Fifty percent (50%) of APAR countless,kindred spirits out there
estimate the longevity of a patient. the respondents said “yes.” I am whose pain is at once unique to
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happiness, health, adventure, and
vehicles and transportation, and e workings of machine learn- bliss. Could you? them and all too common to oth-
helping us evolve smarter deci- ing, which can be used to discover
sions to preserve our planet. patterns in our world and make Q: ere is a raging philosophi- went through during our child- ers.
However, as you alluded to, we’ll predictions, can yield amazing, yet cal debate about whether science
need to be careful that bias and er- sometimes mysterious, insights. In describes or explains the world. hood.” “You are making connections
rors are minimized in AI systems, other words, AI systems can nd What is your opinion?
just as we do with people. patterns in large amounts of infor- A Yorktowner who lost his and allowing other people to
mation, through a technique called Cli : I tend to focus on scienti c
Q: On page 139, you focus on “deep learning,”but we often do not models of phenomena, and on musically gifted high school son know they are not alone,” Elissa
Searle’s Chinese Room test. I was fully understand how they reached how these models and theories t
curious why you didn’t include this their useful conclusions. e sys- observations or make predictions. to an overdose posted,“With true commented after reading her
in your Turing test (page 83) since tems inspire us to learn more about Knowledge moves in an ever-ex-
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tion of Alan Turing? From the rim, we look down and
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fascinating thought experiment puter simulation. Why do you think formed.Today’s conjectures mutate, like this,we wouldn’t have ction.” plied to her,“you continually learn
that makes us wonder about minds, it’s okay to do so if it makes you new theories evolve, and yesterday’s
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SIEGEL LETTERS

FROM PAGE 11 FROM PAGE 18

of the 2017 Town Board violated. make a well informed and educated decision when Letters and Op-Ed Policy
they go to the ballot box on election day irrespective Letters to the editor and op-ed submissions may be edited. The views
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involving the employment his- Mr. Krowe and Mr. Stokes have chosen to politi-
tory of a town employee, contract cize an opportunity for all the citizens of Yorktown
negotiations and litigation. e to witness a healthy debate moderated by two fair
2017 closed executive session and impartial individuals hailing from both politi-
discussion that Councilman Pa- cal parties in a forum which is hyper local to all the
tel disclosed dealt with a com- citizens of Yorktown. Further, e Yorktown Cham-
plaint to the Grievance Commit- ber of Commerce is disappointed that the Yorktown
tee of the Ninth Judicial District Democratic Committee has deemed it prudent and
that alleged that Michael Grace, equitable 1) to demand an abrupt change of moder-
acting in his capacity as a private ators, based on unfounded allegations of anticipated
attorney, not as a town employee, unfairness at the hands of the Chamber’s modera-
violated the con ict of inter- tors, Aaron Bock and Rosemarie Panio ; and 2) to
est provisions of the New York renege on its candidates’ prior assent to participate.
State Bar Association’s Rules of
Professional Conduct. ere was e Yorktown Chamber of Commerce asks that
no litigation involving the Town. all candidates reconsider and accept the invitation
( e complaint was incorrectly and in the process signal that they will support local
referred to as a “suit” in the York- organizations and their endeavors.
town News.) e discussion was
about the actions of a private Sergio Esposito
citizen, not the employment of a
town employee. As such, the dis- Yorktown Chamber Of Commerce
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BASEBALL

Former Hornet
qualifies for Olympics

Road to Tokyo an emotional one for Jonathan de Marte

BY MIKE SABINI but a whole country that doesn’t really know

CONTRIBUTING WRITER a whole lot about the game of baseball.”

Peter Kurz, Israel’s general manager, is at-

Jonathan de Marte, a 2011 graduate of Lakeland tempting to raise awareness and support for

High School and two-time Gatorade New York State the game in the country, de Marte said.

Baseball Player of the Year, is on his way to the 2020 “By qualifying for the Olympics, being the

Tokyo Olympic Games as a pitcher with the Israeli rst team sport to play in the Olympics, in all

baseball team. these years, is huge,” de Marte said. “I mean,

Team Israel, ranked No. 19 in world, clinched a what this could do for the sport in our coun-

berth in the games by defeating South Africa, 11-1, in try, it could help it grow and reach levels of

the six-team Europe/Africa Olympic qualifying tour- other European baseball. It means so much Lakeland graduate Jonathan
to me and I am so grateful that I was chosen de Marte pitches for Team Israel.
nament in Parma, Italy, on Sept. 22.

“It was the most incredible few weeks of my life,” to be a part of this team and play a big role in FILE PHOTO

said de Marte, whose teammates include ex-Major helping us reach all the achievements.”

Leaguers Jon Moscot, Ty Kelly, Danny Valencia, Jer- Between the Europe/Africa Olympic qualifying ably was one of the best feelings on the baseball eld I

emy Bleich and Zack Weiss. tournament and the European Baseball Champion- have ever had. I don’t mean to make it negative like that

“It’s hard to put words around everything that hap- ships in Germany, de Marte pitched 9 innings, allow- but I think that’s a very historical event.”

pened, the ups and downs emotionally.” he said. “It ing no runs, just 5 hits, no walks, 1 hit batsman, while As for his next step, de Marte is signed to play in the

was insane. When I was in high school, this was never recording 15 strikeouts, and was 2-0, with the wins Australian Baseball League, the Major League Base-

something on my radar. It’s more than a dream come coming against Italy and Germany. ball equivalent in that country.

true.” e 4-2 win against Germany, on Sept. 9 in day “I’m signed for the second half of the year, so I leave

is marks the rst time that Israel has quali ed three of the European championships, was particularly like Jan. 1 and I will go play for a month and a half

for the Olympic baseball tournament and it is also the an emotional one. there for the Camberra Cavalry,” said de Marte, who

rst time that any Israel team will play in the Olympic “It goes without being said, Israel versus Germany, added that he is still chasing the dream of playing Ma-

games since its men’s national soccer team in 1976. in Germany, right there after everything happened in jor League Baseball. “I’m hoping that everything that

“I think we are the fourth team sport ever from Is- World War II,” de Marte said. “To see defeat in the has happened this year and then these tournaments,

rael,” said de Marte, who became a dual Israeli-citizen face of a country like that, knowing that, not necessar- there were a lot of scouts there, I’m hoping to get a

in October 2018. “It means everything to me. Just to ily these people but these people’s ancestors, what they spring training invite or maybe something in winter

be with a group of guys like this, it’s the most amazing might have been involved in, with guys on our team, ball in Latin America. If that happens, that might

accomplishment of my life. We had an amazing group and Israelis all around the world, what has been done change my plans to go to Australia, since that’s a non-

of guys. I am so happy that I am going able to represent to them. To see defeat in the eyes of those Germans binding contract. But right now I plan on going to play

more than just myself, my career and my teammates, and to see their coach so upset and disappointed, prob- in Australia.”

‘It was the most incredible few weeks of my life.’

–Jonathan de Marte, Lakeland High School: Class of 2011

BOYS SOCCER

Huskers win battle
of Yorktown

Lakeland’s Karaqi scores 4 goals in win at Panas

BY MIKE SABINI Lakeland’s Genti Gashi (2G) said his Yorktown’s James Pinto (7)
CONTRIBUTING WRITER team will bene t from the hard-fought loss. does battle on the goal line.

Yorktown jumped out to a 3-0 lead before “It makes us better for other games,” PHOTO: RICH MONETTI
holding on for a 3-2 victory against host Gashi said. “Games like this, our spirits our
Lakeland in an exciting boys soccer contest up, our energy is up, and the games are al-
on Sept. 25. ways entertaining and hard to play.”

“It’s a great feeling,”said Yorktown’s George Popovic, o an assist from Ciaran Dono-
Popovic. “It’s one of our top rivals, up there hue, put the Huskers up 1-0 in the opening
with Somers. It’s just a great win for us. We’re half.
going into our next game, Saturday, against
Rye, hopefully we keep the same energy.” “It was a great feeling,” Popovic said. “We

SEE BOYS SOCCER PAGE 23


Thursday, October 3, 2019 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 23

BOYS SOCCER Michael O’Connor Yorktown’s Peter Tinaj
looks upfield. goes toe-to-toe with
FROM PAGE 22 Lakeland’s Steban
had a high press and strung a few passes PHOTOS: RICH MONETTI Minchalo.

together and I was one on one with the

goalie and I tapped it in. It was a great

feeling afterwards to go up 1-0 against a

great rival like Lakeland.”

Popovic then assisted on Peter Tinaj’s

goal early in the second half that put the

Huskers up 2-0.

“Coach (Ed Polchinski) at halftime told

us to just to keep the pressure going and

put in two or three more in the second

half,” Popovic said. “I received the ball and

I saw Peter Tinaj get a run through the

middle. I hit him and he tapped it in, great

nish, it put us up 2-0.”

Donohue added to the lead with a goal,

assisted by David Dippolito, before Gashi,

courtesy of an assist from Ryan Brannigan,

cut Yorktown’s lead to two with 19:17 left

in the contest.

“It was a scramble in the box,” Gashi

said.“Nick DeSantis hit it o his head and

I managed to get my foot through it and I Sept. 23, led by Timmy O’Callaghan (2G, “Last night was a really good team win for appreciative that coach Tim Hourahan

hit it in the left corner.” 2A), Mikey O’Connor 2G, 1A), Popovic Lakeland soccer because we are starting to asked him to play his senior year.

Almost 10 minutes later, Bryan Jaramil- (2A), James Calidonna (1G), Jack Whalen really play well and nding a rhythm on of- “I got some really great passes from De-

lo assisted on Gashi’s second goal, slicing (1A), Lopez (5 saves) with Rocco Cardillo fense,” Karaqi said. “ e guys are really get- Santis and Bryan Jaramillo and I was ex-

the Huskers’ advantage to one. and Pouya Pakkhesal each tallying their ting better in practice and to score 4 goals cited to come through for them last night,”

“ at came o of Bryan,” Gashi said. rst career varsity goals. against our in-district school was amazing.” he continued. “ e guys were really sup-

“He managed to pass it to the box and I Yorktown (6-3) nished the week Jaramillo (2A), Jason San Lucas (1G), porting me and told me to keep going and

put my foot through it to the bottom of with a 3-1 loss at Rye on Sept. 28, led by DeSantis (1A), Steban Minchalo (1A), Bas- it made me feel good to score.”

the right corner. It was a scramble also.” O’Callaghan (1G), Popovic (1A), Scott sani (5 saves) and Jason Pasato (2 saves) also Lakeland (5-3-1) began the week with

Yorktown’s Dylan Lopez (12 saves) and Weitman (4 saves) and Lopez (2 saves). earned their way into the Lakeland box score. a 2-1 victory versus visiting John Ja (Cross

Lakeland’s Nick Bassani (7 saves) did the Lakeland rebounded with a 5-3 victory “As for scoring those 4 goals last night, River) on Sept. 23 in double overtime, led

job in goal for their respective teams. at their district’s sister school, Walter Pa- my guys just really put me into great po- by Jaramillo (game-winning penalty kick),

e Huskers started the week with a nas, on Sept. 28, spearheaded by 4 goals sitions and all I had to do was nish the San Lucas (1G), Jack Tuite (1A) and Bas-

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GIRLS SOCCER Erisa
Krasniqi
comes
up with a
save.

Sophia
Spallone of
the Huskers
battles for a
loose ball.

PHOTOS: ROB
DIANTONIO

Yorktown falls to John
Jay, ties Panas

Kaitlyn Lakeland girls win twice on pitch
Tomeny
controls for BY MIKE SABINI and Krasniqi (3 saves) producing for the
the Huskers CONTRIBUTING WRITER Huskers (4-4-2).
against
John Jay on Yorktown girls soccer played a tough LAKELAND WINS TWICE
Sept. 24.
game against visiting rival John Jay (Cross Host Lakeland started its winning week
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“We knew we had to come out strong,” “It’s a feeling you can’t describe, re-

said Yorktown’s Chayce Buono. “We have ally,” Lakeland’s Francesca Gerbasi said of

been training for this the entire season. beating the district’s sister school.“It’s just,

Unfortunately, we couldn’t nish.” the rivalry is obviously there and it’s just

After John Jay went up 1-0 with 19:16 the best feeling to know that I was able to

to go in the rst half, Yorktown almost help my team. My team played fabulous

tied the game on a header attempt by Juli- tonight, especially the second half. So, for

anna Vano that just missed. us to come out on top really means a lot.”

“Our player was just about to kick the After trailing 1-0 at halftime, HaiLian

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“Kayla Boyle, she made an awesome, cut in through and I just hit it as hard as I

perfect, perfect pass,”Buono said.“We had can and it curved in, in the side.”

a give and go. I made my run around, right Nadia Parisi, with an assist from Juliana

around my defender and I was able to slot Moscati, put the Hornets up by two, al-

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Page 26 – Yorktown News SPORTS Thursday, October 3, 2019

VARSITY SPORTS ROUNDUP (9/23-9/30)

Patierno ignites Huskers to senior-night victory

Lakeland wins third in a row on gridiron

Don’t see your team’s results or
statistics listed? Coaches, parents
or players can send them to sports@
halstonmedia.com.

BY MIKE SABINI
CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Yorktown Football
(4-0)

YORKTOWN 49 VS. GREELEY 7

Friday, Sept. 27

Senior Dean Patierno scored on

back-to-back punt returns of 59

and 68 yards, giving Yorktown a

14-0 lead, which ignited the host

Huskers to a 49-7 triumph against

Horace Greeley on its homecom-

ing night.

“ ere’s nothing better but PHOTOS: ROB DIANTONIO

without the blocking, it would not Keirra Ettere battles for a loose ball.
have happened,” Patierno said. “It’s

all my teammates. It feels great.” Yorktown’s Dylan Smith ran for 90 yards on 6 carries. Lakeland Football So proud of my boys. ey lis-
Dylan Smith (6 carries,90 yards) (3-1) tened and performed.”
nished the scoring in the opening
Lakeland’s next game is its
quarter with touchdown runs of

5 and 27 yards, before scoring on in the second quarter. Sean Vogel (4-0) in a showdown of unbeaten Athletic Hall of Fame Induc-

a 5-yard scamper in the second then scored on a 4-yard touch- teams and storied programs, which LAKELAND 22 LOURDES 20 tion night, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct.
Squarter, putting Yorktown up 35-0. down run in the nal quarter to have combined for 15 sectional and Friday, Sept. 27
4, against undefeated John Jay

“He’s a great player,” Patierno nish the Huskers’scoring. four state championships, at 7 p.m. Lakeland held on to a 22-20 (Cross River), the defending
said of Smith.“He’s a freak athlete.

SSNo one can stop him; it’s going to

Lakeland Fieldkeep going all season.”
Josh Le el (7 for 7 PAT), An- Friday, Oct. 4. win Friday night, (wPShoeunghhkoesetpOsiuer) Section 1 Class A champions.
drew Finateri (1 reception, 58 Lady of Lourdes
yards, 3 carries, 23 yards) and Alex and“Wkeeepjuswt ohrkaivSneg thoarsdta,”y humble
Patierno missed a potential game-winning

Trevvon Johnson (3 for 5, 135 Hockey (9-1)
yards) connected with Ben Robin-
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Tuesday, Sept. 24
Jenna McCrudden (2G, 1A),
Emma Fon (2G, 1A), Lauren
Salazar (2G), Mia Smith (1G),
Frankie Fava (1A) and Celeste
Pagliaroli (2 saves), propelled
Lakeland to a 7-2 triumph ver-
sus John Jay (Cross River).

LAKELAND 9 SOMERS 0
Thursday, Sept. 26
Salazar (3G, 2A) led Lakeland

to a 9-0 victory against Somers.
“I de nitely think yesterday’s

game was based o of determi-
nation and a positive attitude,”
Salazar said. “We went into the
game against Somers knowing
that they were one of our biggest
games in our league so we had to
go into it with a good mental-
ity. Being scrappy in front of the
goal de nitely leads to success
and doing a strong lift into the
back of the goal is a great feel-
ing. Also, communication on the

eld and pre-scanning before I
got the ball was a big help. As for
my stroke, it was nerve racking but

SEE ROUNDUP PAGE 27


Thursday, October 3, 2019 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 27

ROUNDUP 7-0 victory against visiting Nyack. Sateriale (1 assist, 1 dig), Fasce (2 kills, 22 Friday, Sept. 27
FROM PAGE 26
“Our team is driven to make playo s assists, 1 ace, 15 digs, 1 block), Strauss (1 Kubicsko (20 kills), Jennings (17 kills),

this year, so we were extra determined to- assist,6 digs),Cane (23 kills,2 aces,9 digs,1 Catilin Wisker (9 kills) and Tsui (27 as-

hearing the ball hit the backboard de - day to get a much-needed win,” Iavarone block),Rabadi (1 kill,2 digs) and Silverman sists, 5 aces) helped the host Hornets to a

nitely helped my con dence.” said. “Also, we got on the eld today with (1 kill, 32 assists, 2 aces, 9 digs). 3-2 (25-17, 22-25, 23-25, 25-19, 25-9) win

Keirra Ettere (1G, 2A), Fon (2G), intentions of having fun, working better as “Somers rallied in the third and fourth against Somers.

Emma Halderman (2G), Daly (2A), a team, and we were all ecstatic to see the sets, but that didn’t stop us from keep- “After winning the rst set, we knew we

Emma Ryan (1G), McCrudden (1A) and result.” ing our heads up and working together,” could beat Somers but in the second and

Pagliaroli (2 saves) also contributed to the Yorktown Volleyball (8-1, Waschenko said. “By refocusing and taking third set we came up short,” Kubicsko said.
victory. it one point at a time is the key to coming “We knew we had to regroup and that’s ex-

Yorktown Field Hockey 3-1) back in a game like volleyball. We wanted actly what we did in the fourth set. Every-
to continue to show our strength and skill one on the court stepped up their game and

(3-6-3) as a team, and that is exactly what we did to everyone on the sidelines cheered hard and

YORKTOWN 3 VS.TAPPAN ZEE 0 take the fth set and win the match.” with the combination of both as a team, we

Monday, Sept. 23 were able to win the fourth set which really

YORKTOWN 1 VS. HEN HUD 3 Yorktown swept visiting Tappan Zee 3-0 YORKTOWN 2 VS. JOHN JAY CROSS set our energy high for the fth and nal

Monday, Sept. 23 (25-6, 25-15, 25-23), led by Gia Tropea RIVER 3 match.”

Alex Bold (1G), Ellie O’Donnell (1A) (2 digs), Jackie Knoesel (1 assists, 5 aces, Friday, Sept. 27

Yorktown Cross Countryand Addy Araneo (4 saves) earned their 22 digs), Olivia Waschenko (7 kills, 1 dig, Yorktown dropped their rst match of
way into the box score in the Huskers’ 3-1 2 blocks), Allison Torres (7 kills, 1 assists, the season to visiting John Jay, 3-2 (13-25,

loss to visiting Hendrick Hudson. 4 aces, 2 digs, 6 blocks), Aniyah Seales (3 25-23, 22-25, 25-18, 12-25. Knoesel (26 FRED GRESSLER INVITATIONAL

kills, 1 dig, 2 blocks), Olivia Fasce (17 as- digs), Waschenko (19 kills), Silverman (22 Saturday, Sept. 28 (@ White Plains)

YORKTOWN 1 VS. LOURDES 2 sists, 7 digs), Lauren Strauss (6 digs), Jackie assists), Cane (3 aces) and Seales (7 blocks) Yorktown’s Keira Flaherty won the Divi-

Thursday, Sept. 26 Cane (15 kills, 2 aces, 1 dig, 1 block), Jenna led the Huskers in those respective catego- sion 1 girls race, a hilly 3.1-mile event, in

Our Lady of Lourdes nipped host Yor- Rabadi (2 kills, 1 assist), Allison Silverman ries. 21:01, for a Husker squad that took second

ktown, 2-1, with Melina Iavarone (1G), (1 kill, 17 assists, 3 digs), Paige Melagrano Lakeland Volleyball (5-3) as a team, at the Gressler Run in White
O’Donnell (1A) and Araneo (4 saves) tak- (1 dig) and Vanesa Mulaj (1 kill). Plains.

ing part in the Huskers’ e ort. Yorktown Swimming (5-2)

YORKTOWN 3 SOMERS 2 LAKELAND 0 PANAS 3

YORKTOWN 7 VS. NYACK 0 Wednesday, Sept. 25 Wednesday, Sept. 25

Saturday, Sept. 28 e Huskers held on for a 3-2 (25-10, Lakeland fell to Walter Panas 3-0 (25-21 YORKTOWN 54 VS. BREWSTER 40

Iavarone (2G, 2A), Kelsey McDonnell 25-18, 19-25, 23-25, 25-13) triumph 25-19 25-22). e Hornets were paced by Tuesday, Sept. 24

(1G, 2A) Maddy Marr (2A), Lexi Borges against Somers, ignited by Tropea (2 digs), Emily Kubicsko (7 kills), Kayla Jennings (5

(1G), Sam Penneys (1G), Bold (1G), Alys- Knoesel (1 kill, 5 assists, 1 ace, 27 digs), kills) and Victoria Tsui (9 assists). YORKTOWN 57 VS. JOHN JAY CROSS

sa Albano (1G), Araneo (8 saves) and Ni- Waschenko (19 kills, 6 digs, 1 block), Tor- RIVER 37

cole Peters (2 saves) paced the Huskers to a res (8 kills, 3 aces, 13 digs, 3 blocks), Julia LAKELAND 3 VS. SOMERS 2 Friday, Sept. 27

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Matt Makar returns a ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT – MATT MAKAR
punt on Sept. 13 against
Poughkeepsie. Cortland-bound Makar
tears it up on gridiron
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BY MIKE SABINI How old were you when you your nal season at Lakeland?
CONTRIBUTING WRITER started playing football and My goal is to rush for more
what got you started?
Matt Makar, coming o a than 1,500 yards.
second-team, All-Section cam- I was in third grade and I liked Who has been your biggest
paign a year ago, is a senior watching football and my brother
captain on this year’s Lakeland and cousins played, so I decided role model over the years and
football squad. to play. what have you learned from
them?
Makar, who plays running What is your favorite thing
back and cornerback, carried the about being on the football My father, because he is a hard
ball 28 times for 134 yards and team at Lakeland? worker.
1 TD in a 42-20 win at Beacon
on Sept. 20. He had 8 carried for My favorite thing is being part Tell us one thing about
102 yards and 3 TD in a 52-6 of a brotherhood. yourself that not a lot of people
homecoming victory against know?
Poughkeepsie on Sept. 13. What is your favorite team
activity or pregame or post- I can cook.
Makar is in his second year game ritual that you share with Do you plan on continuing
on the Lakeland varsity football your teammates? playing football in college? Tell
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Thursday, October 3, 2019 LEGAL NOTICES Yorktown News – Page 31

NOTICE TO BIDDERS EmpireStateBidSystem.com. foot CVS Pharmacy with drive of Yorktown, 363 Underhill LLC FORMATION NOTICE
TOWN OF YORKTOWN,
NEW YORK A mandatory pre-bid through and associated parking Avenue, Yorktown Heights, New 14 Alexander LLC, Articles of

inspection will be held at 11 and stormwater improvements. York on the 15th day of October, Organization led with Sec. of

a.m. on Wednesday October 16, e site is located at the address 2019 at 7:30 o’clock PM, or as State of NY (SSNY) 7/10/2014.

Sealed proposals will be 2019 at the Catherine Street 3320 Crompond Road, in soon thereafter as the same can Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. as

received by the Town Clerk Pump Station, Old Crompond Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, be heard to consider the request agent upon whom process against

of the Town of Yorktown, Road and Garden Lane, also known as Section 26.18, by Imagine VR Studios for a new may be served & shall mail process

Westchester County, New York, Yorktown Heights, New York. Block 1, Lot 25 on the Town of exterior entrance/exit by adding to 14 Alexander Ave., Yonkers,

at the Town Hall, 363 Underhill Representatives of the Engineer Yorktown Tax Map. e parcel new glass doors and side lights NY 10704. General Purpose.

Avenue, Yorktown Heights, New and Owner will be present to consists of 1.955 acres in the C-3 for their facility in order to allow LLC FORMATION NOTICE

York until 11:00 A.M. on Friday, discuss the Project. Bidders are zoning district. for after-hours operation at the

October 11, 2019 for Water required to attend and sign the e above listed site plan Je erson Valley Mall. Notice of Formation of Kids

Maintenance Materials. attendance sheet. may be viewed on the Town’s A copy of said request is on le Create LLC. Art of Org. led with

Speci cations for the materials Bids shall be made on the website: http://www.yorktownny. in the o ce of the Town Clerk, the SSNY on 9/20/19. County:

proposed may be obtained at the separate Bid Proposal Forms and org/planning/public-hearings, at the said Town Hall, where the Westchester County. SSNY desig.

o ce of the Town Clerk at said must be accompanied by a Bid or in the Yorktown Planning same may be inspected during as agent upon whom process against

Town Hall and on the Town’s Bond acceptable to the Town Department, located at 1974 regular o ce hours as well as may be served & shall mail process

website at www.yorktownny.org or a Certi ed Cashier’s Check Commerce Street, Room 222, on the Town’s website at www. to 18 Kossuth PL Peekskill, NY

under the link “Bids & RFPs.” drawn on a solvent bank in the Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. yorktown.ny.org. 10566. e purpose of the Limited

e bidder assumes the amount of not less than 10% of Please do not hesitate to call the All persons in interest and Liability Company is to engage

risk of any delay in the mail total amount of the Bid. Checks Planning Department at 914- citizens will be heard at the public in any lawful activity for which a

or in the handling of mail by should be made payable to the 962-6565 with questions or for hearing to be held as aforesaid. Limited Liability Company may

the employees of the Town of Town of Yorktown, New York, more information. DIANA L. QUAST, be organized in this state.

Yorktown. Whether sent by mail and are to be held by the Town of ALL PERSONS TOWN CLERK LLC FORMATION NOTICE
TOWN OF YORKTOWN
or means of personal delivery, the Yorktown as a guarantee for the INTERESTED in the above

bidder assumes the responsibility proper execution and delivery of matter may appear before the CERTIFIED MUNICIPAL BD Tech, LLC, Arts of

for having bids in on time and Contract and Bonds to secure the Board in person, by agent or CLERK Org. led with Sec. of State of

the place speci ed above. faithful performance thereafter. attorney and will be heard before NY (SSNY) 7/11/2019. Cty:

e Town of Yorktown In default of such execution any nal determination is made. LLC FORMATION NOTICE Westchester.SSNY desig.as agent
upon whom process against may
reserves the right to waive any and delivery of Contract and BY ORDER OF THE

informalities in the bids, to Bonds, the amount of the deposit PLANNING BOARD OF THE NOTICE OF FORMATION be served & shall mail process to

reject any or all bids and reserves represented by the check shall be TOWN OF YORKTOWN, of PJM Custom Works, LLC. 21-34 Croton Lake Rd., Katonah,

the right to accept that bid forfeited to and retained by the NEW YORK Articles of Organization led NY 10536. General Purpose.

which it deems most favorable Town of Yorktown as liquidated RICHARD FON with the Secretary of State of New LLC FORMATION NOTICE
to the interests of the Town of damages. CHAIRPERSON York (SSNY) on 09/23/2019.

Yorktown. e bidder assumes the Location: Westchester County. Notice of Formation of Irving

DIANA L. QUAST, risk of any delay in the mail PUBLIC NOTICE SSNY designated as agent for Design llc. Art. Of Org. led with
TOWN CLERK or in the handling of mail by TOWN OF YORKTOWN
the employees of the Town of VOTER REGISTRATION service of process on LLC. SSNY SSNY on 08/16/2019. O ce
TOWN OF YORKTOWN Yorktown. Whether sent by mail & ABSENTEE BALLOT
CERTIFIED MUNICIPAL or means of personal delivery, the shall mail a copy of process to: Location: Westchester. SSNY
bidder assumes the responsibility APPLICATION
CLERK Patrick McGill 218 First Street designated as agent of the LLC

Yonkers, NY 10704. Purpose: Any upon whom process against it

lawful purpose. may be served. SSNY shall mail

NOTICE TO BIDDERS for having bids in on the time GENERAL ELECTION LLC FORMATION NOTICE process to: 811 Central Avenue,
TOWN OF YORKTOWN, and the place speci ed above. Apt. 1, Peekskill, NY 10566.
In order to vote in the Notice of Formation of Purpose: any lawful purpose.
NEW YORK e Town of Yorktown General Election scheduled HUDSON BACK YARD LLC.
BID FOR CATSKILL WATER reserves the right to waive any for November 5, 2019, Voter Art. of Org. led with the SSNY LLC FORMATION NOTICE
SUPPLY DRINKING WATER informalities in the bids, to Registration Forms must be on 09/12/19. O ce: Westchester
reject any or all bids and reserves Arch Concepts Build, LLC,

FLUORIDATION PROJECT the right to accept that bid postmarked no later than County. SSNY designated as Arts of Org. led with Sec. of
which it deems most favorable October 11, 2019. agent of the LLC upon whom State of NY (SSNY) 8/23/2019.

Sealed proposals will be to the interests of the Town of In order to vote by Absentee process against it may be served. Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. as

received by the Town Clerk Yorktown. Ballot in the General Election SSNY shall mail copy of process agent upon whom process against

of the Town of Yorktown, DIANA L. QUAST, scheduled for November 5, to the LLC, 2882 Lexington may be served & shall mail process

Westchester County, New York, TOWN CLERK 2019, Application Forms must Ave, Mohegan Lake, NY 10547. to 1 Brandreth St., Ossining, NY

at the Town Hall, 363 Underhill TOWN OF YORKTOWN be postmarked no later than Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 10562. General Purpose.

Avenue, Yorktown Heights, CERTIFIED MUNICIPAL October 29, 2019.

New York, until 11:00 A.M., on CLERK VOTER REGISTRATION

Friday November 1, 2019 for the FORMS and ABSENTEE

Catskill Water Supply Drinking PUBLIC NOTICE BALLOT APPLICATION
Water Fluoridation Project. FORMS may be obtained at the

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE O ce of the Town Clerk, 363

BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED FOR that a Public Informational Underhill Avenue, Yorktown

THE FOLLOWING: Hearing will be continued by Heights, New York 10598 or

Contract No. 19-2 Part 1 – the Planning Board of the Town call 914-962-5722, x209 or on

General Construction of Yorktown in Town Hall, 363 the Westchester County’s Board

Contract No. 19-2 Part 2 – Underhill Avenue, Yorktown of Elections website www.

Electrical Work Heights, New York 10598 on westchestergov.com/boe.

Plans, speci cations, and Monday, October 7, 2019 at Diana L. Quast, Town Clerk

standard proposals for the bid 7:00 pm or as soon thereafter as Town of Yorktown

may be obtained at the o ce of possible on the following matter: Certi ed Municipal Clerk

the Town Clerk at said Town Application of J. Nazzaro

Hall, upon payment of One Partnership LP for approval NOTICE OF PUBLIC
Hundred Dollars ($100.00). of a site plan with submitted HEARING
Said fee will not be refunded plans titled, “CVS Pharmacy,”

and will be used to defray the prepared by e Lauro Group, NOTICE IS HEREBY

costs of printing pans and and last revised August 27, 2019. GIVEN, that a public hearing

speci cations. Bid documents is application will also require will be convened by the Town

may also be obtained on the approval of a stormwater permit. Board, Town of Yorktown,

Town of Yorktown’s website at e applicant has proposed Westchester County, New

www.yorktownny.org and www. to construct a 14,698 square York at the Town Hall, Town


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