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Published by Halston Media, 2019-07-25 17:55:33

The Somers Record 07.25.19

Vol. 9 No. 16 Visit TapIntoSomers.net for the latest news. Thursday, July 25, 2019

ROBERT STANTON (1941-2019)

‘An
amazing

man’

BY JODI WEINBERGER
EDITOR

Somers Police Lt. Robert Stanton had Lt. Robert Stanton served on the Somers Police for 30 years.
a way of making everyone feel cared for
and safe, both as a police o cer, and in all PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE STANTON FAMILY
other facets of his life.
stopped to see a real estate agent. In 1989, he joined the Somers Police
With his wife, Helga, children
Corinne, Robert Jr., Janine and Rick, and “ ey showed us this house and that Department where he advanced to lieuten-
eight grandchildren, Stanton was at the
center of it all. Helga and Robert Stanton was it,” Helga Stanton said of their ant and worked up until the end of his life.

He died July 18, shortly after his 78th and applied to be a police o cer. home in Lake Lincolndale. roughout his life, he had two con-
birthday and his 50th wedding anniver- e Stantons lived in an apartment
sary, surrounded by his family. Robert Stanton joined the Mount Ver- stants: family and work, in that order.
with his parents in the Bronx while sav-
Stanton was born July 10, 1941, to An- ing for a house. ey came to Carmel to non Police Department in 1964 and his rst When Robert and Helga had their
toinette and Carl Stanton in New York visit Helga Stanton’s aunt and someone
City. His plan was to go to college and mentioned Somers was a nice place to assignment was as a motorcycle cop. He rst child, Corinne, the new father drove
become a dental technician, but switched live. On the way back to the city, they
paths to become a police o cer shortly advanced to detective and retired in 1984. around Mount Vernon in his police ve-
after graduation. He was in a dental lab
making molds of teeth, Helga Stanton Stanton then worked for IBM in security hicle with a sign, “It’s a girl!”
said, when he looked out the window and
saw a cop directing tra c. He thought to in Purchase and for Lehrer-McGovern and SEE STANTON PAGE 3
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HEALTH & WELLNESS 19

LEGAL NOTICES 27
LEISURE
OPINION 25 STEPHANIE’S
SPORTS 8 MISSION

23 Play ball!
pg 14-15


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The Staff State of the Town
From Supervisor Rick Morrissey
EDITORIAL TEAM
JODI WEINBERGER As summer is upon us and we’re the best interest of our residents e Town government con-

EDITOR: 914-302-5830 more than halfway through the and community, regardless of tinues to be in a strong nancial
[email protected]
year, I wanted to update residents political a liations. Somers is a position with a low debt burden,
GABRIELLE BILIK
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-214-4285 on what has been a very busy and special place, and our priority is strong cash reserves and annual

[email protected] eventful time in our town. e ensuring it remains that way for operating surpluses. is year’s
ADVERTISING TEAM
core principle of our town govern- current and future residents. budget is once again tax cap com-
LISA KAIN
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PAUL FORHAN infrastructure, public safety, senior
914-202-2392
[email protected] services, parks/recreation, and en-
CORINNE STANTON
845-621-4049 ergy/environmental conservation
[email protected]
JENNIFER CONNELLY initiatives. e Town has never
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[email protected] exceeded the tax cap since its in-
NANCY SORBELLA
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Thursday, July 25, 2019 The Somers Record – Page 3

STANTON the MTA.
FROM PAGE 1
“I was riding

in a parade and

“I never had a day where I didn’t think I he was actually

was loved—because of him,” said Corinne a spectator in

Stanton, who works at Halston Media, the parade, and

which owns e Somers Record. “It was I pulled up on

an emotional moment when he came to him and he was

the hospital to see his rst granddaughter, very emotional

Diana. to take that all in.

“I said, ‘Daddy, she has a dimple on her In a previous ca-

chin just like you,’” Corinne said. “My dad’s reer, he was that

is pronounced, his is like a cross like he was guy out there and

blessed by an angel. He just cried to see his now he’s sitting

rst granddaughter. Eight grandchildren back watching

later, he nds the special in everyone.” me do the same Robert SJrt.aanntodnRwicikth, ahnisdchhisildwreifne, Helga
At work, Stanton quickly earned a repu- thing,” Rick said. Robert

tation for his erce dedication to profes- “He could appear

sionalism and fairness on the force. He had big and intimidating, but he was actually a Driscoll said.

a work ethic that was unmatched and took teddy bear on the inside.I inherited his trait “Our most

pride in how he appeared, always wanting of being an emotional basket case when it sincere con- DCSJaRAaaatnoanfmwdbaninnemiHtloerlCeetinlLlayS,gHarBtapvemaoohrSndbbtottto,toaaaoCinnznowtadJor,riin.tna,h,nnBedob

his uniform to be cleaned and pressed. comes to love for family.” dolences go
He was a hero to the community and, He would tell his kids, “You’re never too out to his wife,
Helga, and to
more importantly, to his family. His sons old to kiss your dad,”Robert Jr. said.“Every his entire fam-
Robert Jr. and Rick followed in his foot- time we said goodbye, I always gave him a ily. Lt. Stanton
steps. Rick Stanton is an o cer with the hug and a kiss. My kids loved him. He was was my assis-
MTA and Robert Jr. is a trooper with the de nitely an amazing man.” tant for many
New York State Police.
Stanton always saw the good in people.

“As a kid, you always look up to your Helga Stanton remembers the time he years as well

dad,” Robert Jr. said. “When he worked pulled over a woman speeding on Lovell as a dear friend. In my absence, he took

out in Mount Vernon, he was like this big Street in Somers. When he found out she charge of the department and I knew it

statue of our dad sitting on a Harley, and I was on her way to deliver Girl Scout cook- was in very competent hands.”

was like, ‘Wow, that’s so cool. I want to be ies, he bought a few boxes instead of giving e ags were own at half sta at

like that.’ her a ticket. Somers Town Hall in honor of Stanton,

Rick Stanton got to do just that when he “His loss leaves a large void in this de- and police o cers stood watch over his

was assigned to the motorcycle patrol with partment,” Somers Police Chief Michael casket at the wake Monday and Tuesday

at Clark Associates Funeral Home in Ka-

tonah. Robert Stanton on his beloved motorcycle
A Mass of Christian Burial was cele-

brated at St. Joseph’s Church and intern-

ment was at Ivandell Cemetery. eating Italian cuisine, gardening, going on

“Bob was a long-time member of the cruises, and enjoying his morning co ee

Somers community who raised four chil- while looking out over the lake in Lin-

dren in town,” Supervisor Rick Morrissey colndale.

said. “He was a good man who had a e family had a boat they named after

strong love for his family and community. Stanton’s family motto: “Togetherness.”

Bob will be missed by many.” In the community, the Stantons had an

Stanton was a devoted grandfather to open door policy at their house. In addi-

Diana, Mikey, Ricky, Rachel, Chloe, Lila, tion to raising two foster children, friends

Bobby (III) and Andi. He was predeceased of their kids were always stopping by.

by his brother Raymond Stanton, brother “Our house was the house everyone

in law to Rosemarie Stanton and caring wanted to be at,” Corinne said.

uncle to Raymond Jr., Ronald and Susan In the days since his death, the Stantons

plus many cousins who loved him dearly. have received an outpouring of support

He was a member of the Blue Knights from the community.

Chapter 12, the New York State Fraternal “I knew how he was, I know people

Order of Police No. 704, New York Police used to say, ‘Oh he’s such a great guy,’ but

and Fire Retiree Association, Somers Be- now seeing it in writing and hearing com-

nevolent Association, Somers Lions Club ments about what people are saying, it’s

and Lake Lincolndale Properties Associa- been very heartwarming,” Helga said.

tion. In lieu of owers, you can donate to the

His hobbies included riding his mo- Robert Stanton Scholarship fund. Dona-

Robert Stanton with grandson Michael Procopis torcycle, playing softball, attending car tions can be sent to the Town of Somers
shows, racquetball, boating, dancing, PBA, P.O. Box 501, Somers, N.Y. 10589
PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE STANTON FAMILY

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MORRISSEY essentially been rebuilt and continues to be community, storm water runo and septic progress has been made. e proposal is to
FROM PAGE 2
well positioned for the future. system failures have contaminated the lake utilize the funds to add sewer infrastruc-

Land Conservation: over the years. It is now designated as an ture to both the Lake Shenorock and Lake

Update on the Town’s tax base: e expansion of the tax base has made it “at-risk water body” by the NYS Depart- Lincolndale neighborhoods, where the

e strength of our tax base is an impor- economically feasible for the town to con- ment of Environmental Conservation high density of septic systems can threaten

tant factor in determining the amount of tinue its investments in land conservation (NYSDEC). e continued degradation the long term viability of local waterways,

real estate taxes you pay. e average home- e orts, which for decades has been, and of lake could further impact local water and limits the ability for home expansions.

owner in Somers pays less than $1,000 per continues to be, a priority for Somers. In ways and decrease property values in the e grant funding will enable the town to

year in town taxes, while the remainder the last two years, the conservation of Stu- area. In an e ort to revitalize the lake, the construct the core infrastructure needed to

of your real estate bill consists of school, arts Farm and Rhinoceros Creek has pre- town secured $850,000 through grants to eventually connect both neighborhoods to

county and re district taxes. e more en- served close to 300 acres in town. anks help fund the installation of storm water sewer. It should be noted that the construc-

tities, or highly assessed properties, paying to the Town’s Open Space Committee and management infrastructure. e project, tion and operation of these sewer systems

into the tax base, the more tax relief is pro- the Somers Land Trust, we have an invalu- which was recently completed, will curb are paid for via sewer districts, so only those

vided to town property owners. However, able group of residents who are committed the deterioration of the lake’s water quality, who bene t will pay for the service.

when tax contributors, speci cally large to identifying future opportunities for con- and also includes a nature trail. is is the Paving: As part of the 2019 Town Bud-

ones, have their taxes reduced through tax servation and maintaining our open space. rst step in bringing the lake back to life. get, the town continues to make signi cant

certioraris, the di erence is made up by the Public Infrastructure Projects and Revitalizing Lake Shenorock will bene t investments in our local roads. is work is

remaining tax payers. is is the situation Initiatives: property values in the area, strengthen the paid for from the General Fund, instead of

we are facing in Somers. Sidewalks: e construction of sidewalks town’s tax base and protect our local envi- borrowing. e Town also continues to lob-

For decades the town’s tax base relied on in the Somers hamlet is almost complete. ronment. It’s important to note that Lake by New York State for the repaving of state

two Fortune 500 companies whose prop- A small pedestrian bridge to connect Fire- Shenorock quali es for grant funding, as it roads that are in extremely poor condition.

erties had a combined market value of man’s Field to the Middle School will be is now owned by the Town of Somers. ese roads are those with numbers (Route

$200,000,000. e loss of these two com- nished in the months ahead. e side- Expanding Reis Park: 6, 35,100, 118, 138,139, and 202). e town

panies, and the Class A commercial o ce walks stretch from the Middle School e Town is working with the NYSDEC is prohibited from even lling potholes on

space associated with them, means the new to the Somers Towne Center; and, along to transfer ownership of 11 acres of land these roadways. NYS paved Route 100 in

property owner has signi cant leverage Bailey Park which connects to the existing adjacent to Reis Park, so that recreational 2018, while Route 139 is scheduled for

to bring tax certioraris against the town. sidewalk network on Route 100. is work o erings at the park can be expanded. is 2019.

is is particularly the case with the for- cost taxpayers $0 as the project was secured could lead to additional eld space and oth- Keeping the NYS Police in Somers:

mer IBM property. Assessments for Class as a community bene t from DeCiccio’s. er upgrades. e vast majority of this work, As many residents are aware, the NYS

A commercial o ce space is considered to e intent is to one day connect the side- if not all if it, would be funded by recreation Police have occupied the barracks on Route

be more valuable than operating an educa- walks through the hamlet, but easements fees paid by developers. e public will cer- 100 for decades, enabling Somers to have

tional academy. So, without further action, are needed by a variety of private property tainly be engaged as this comes to fruition. a part-time police force and provide what

the tax base is vulnerable. e good news owners. e Town is also seeking grant Sewers: is essentially 24/7 police coverage. I com-

is that in the four years since PepsiCo and funding in an e ort to expand the sidewalk e Town continues to work towards mend the Somers Town Police force, as

IBM announced their departure, Somers network with the goal of connecting our securing a $10 million grant through the it consists of highly experienced o cers,

has expanded and diversi ed its tax base, schools to the park system and downtown New York City Department of Environ- many of whom have held leadership roles

ultimately insulating taxpayers from the hamlet. mental Protection (NYCDEP). ese in the NYPD and other large municipal

impacts tax reductions at the former cor- Reviving Lake Shenorock: Once open to funds have been caught in a bureaucratic SEE MORRISSEY PAGE 5

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MORRISSEY NYSEG:
FROM PAGE 4
In 2018 the town of Somers led a

formal complaint to the Public Service

police departments prior to their service for Commission (PSC) regarding frequent

the Town. To give perspective, employing a power outages. e prolonged outages that

full-time force in Somers would potentially resulted from the March 2018 nor’easters

cost upwards of $5 million dollars per year. highlighted NYSEG’s lack of investment

In addition, the Town would have to fund in their infrastructure. In response, the

additional long term expenses like signi - town has taken a three-pronged approach:

cant pension contributions and healthcare 1.) Legislative – lobbying the Governor’s

costs. Currently, the Town’s police budget is o ce, Senate and Assembly for action to Specializing in Saving Get it Done
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that barracks can only be located in build- ing through the PSC – the Town has been
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on land that has been donated to the State. is taking action to remedy their de ciencies

With two years remaining on their lease, the in our area; and, 3.) Working closely with

NYS Police are looking for a new home. In NYSEG – e Town formed a Utility Task

response, the Town has been working with Force, consisting of elected o cials and res-

the new ownership of the former IBM prop- idents. ey meet regularly with NYSEG

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MORRISSEY signi cant investments to up- enough to remedy years of neglect a new website. is will allow in exchange for authorization to
grade their equipment through- to their infrastructure? Time will the public to more easily and ef- remove the existing dilapidated
FROM PAGE 5 out Somers, including work to tell, but Somers undoubtedly has bridge. At the July Town Board
their underground infrastructure NYSEG’s attention. ciently interface with its town meeting, the agreement was me-
our area to garner much of their in Heritage Hills. Will this be government. Please take a look morialized via a Town Board reso-
resources. NYSEG has also made Update to CodeRed Notifica- and submit comments about how lution. To be clear, this is the rst
tion System & New Website: we may improve the site. step in what will be a long process
Excellence in Dentistry that will require review by the
e Town has upgraded our Somers Community Council: Town’s various boards. However,
In Somers Since 1990 CodeRED Community Noti ca- e Town has formed the without at least securing the com-
Paul D. Harbottle, DDS tion System to include CodeRED mitment from NYCDEP, they
Weather Warning, an automatic Somers Community Council, can essentially walk away from
VOTED severe weather noti cation ser- consisting of representatives from their obligation to fund a project
vice, to alert citizens in the path of local non-pro ts, community or- that’s estimated to cost between
TOP DENTIST 2009-2019 severe thunderstorms, ash oods ganizations, the school district, $10 and $15 million without fur-
and tornados. In order to receive clergy members, and Town sta . ther consideration. e town and
by his Peers these warnings, citizens must Our residents are confronted with our residents will now have the
register by going to the Town of variety challenges, and a segment opportunity to discuss the mer-
as featured in Somers website, www.somersny. of our population that is in need. its and impacts of reopening the
com, and clicking on CodeRED Plumbridge Bridge; and, if it’s
Now Accepting New Patients located on the home page. Even is group works to identify issues ultimately determined to be in
if you already signed up in the facing our community, and opens the best interest of the Town, the
We Are In-Network With MetLife, Delta Dental, past to receive the CodeRED the lines of communications be- project will be 100% funded by
United HealthCare, Cigna PPO, and Ameritas PPO, emergency alerts, you must sign tween stakeholders. the taxpayers of New York City.
up again to receive the weather
and We Accept Other Insurances warnings. Your new information Other ongoing Initiatives: If you should have any ques-
will override your previous infor- e Plumbrook Bridge: e tions or concerns related to these
914.277.3518 mation. In addition to sending issues, or any others, please feel
out emergency noti cations and NYC Department of Environ- free to contact my o ce at 914-
380 Route 202 at Junction of 116 weather warnings through Co- mental Protection (NYCDEP) 277-3637, [email protected]
(across from Heritage Hills) deRED, you may also sign up for is currently seeking authorization com. I wish everyone a safe and
general noti cations. In addition, from the Town to deconstruct enjoyable summer.
PaulHarbottle.com the Town has recently launched the bridge, which is owned by the
City of New York. After discus-
sions with the DEP’s executive
sta , they committed to funding
the reconstruction of the bridge

ELEPHANT’S TRUNK

Classic Car show Fly Preserve at 9 a.m.: Aug. 11, Aug. 24, Sept. 8,

Sept. 21. Dress to cover skin, bring gloves and use

e Church of the Good Shepherd is holding the tick repellent. Bring loppers and clippers. Wear

2nd Annual Classic Car Show from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. sturdy shoes and bring water.

A book by John Woodall Saturday, July 27, at 39 Granite Springs Road. Join TEAM Tuskers
the fun and view more than 50 classic cars. ere will
Being a Male is Easy.
Being a Man is Daunting. be trophies, vendors, ra es and food!

Somers Land Trust ere is an information session for those in-
terested in learning more about TEAM Tuskers

e following dates are volunteer days at Angle SEE TRUNK PAGE 7

1. Where Am I? What steps have you taken to protect your
2. What’s My Story? life savings from the cost of long term care?

3. Who Am I? • Asset Protection • Elder Law • Past Chair of Elder Law Section of
4. Why Am I Here? NYS Bar Association
5. Where Am I Going? • Medicaid Applications
6. What About Women? (Nursing Home/Home Care) • “Super Lawyer” In Elder Law
7. Who Can I Trust? for 10 consecutive years
• Guardianships
Discussion Group Hosted by (Contested/Non-Contested) Contact ANTHONY J. ENEA, ESQ.

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TRUNK with other local residents who Help make Victor Prato’s house accessible
FROM PAGE 6
are exploring an idea or a work in

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Happily Opinion
Ever
After

Dog days of summer Doing the research

Yes, the dog days of sum- JUST dog was big, beautiful, tan-spotted BY ADELAIDE B. SHAW
mer have nally arrived and looked well cared-for, but it GUEST COLUMNIST
and everyone is in a great simply is not necessary to take an
JO ANN animal everywhere, especially on a One bit of advice given to writers is to write what you
mood. We’re all eager to re up know. is is both good and bad. Good because the
material is readily available from personal experience;
the grill, begin a rousing game JO ANN hot, humid day. A dog should be bad because it excludes research, that which is necessary to learn
of badminton, go for a swim or FRANCELLA left home where it is comfortable, what you don’t know.
why not a hike? familiar with its surroundings and
In the last few years I’ve acquired considerable knowledge of a
My husband, Ken, and I were most of all, safe. heretofore unfamiliar subject and am actively engaged in research
on a daily basis. e subject is Aging and my source of informa-
going out for lunch a few weeks e following are a few basic facts, tion is Myself.

ago. We wanted to try a new which, perhaps, deserve repeating: What have I learned? Wait long enough and information will
ow into you as easily as swallowing a glass of water. Writing
market in town that we heard served a “mean” • If an animal must be outdoors on a hot day, down facts and keeping notes is usually unnecessary. Aging facts
remain in evidence and present themselves frequently, sometimes
burger. be sure there is adequate shade and provide subtly, sometimes overtly, internally and externally.
Digestion: e hot sauce you once so liberally used now screams
As we pulled into a parking space on that plenty of water in your stomach instead of merely uttering a satisfying “Ahhhh.”
Weight: Buying a new scale is useless. Every excess pound is
humid 88 degree day, we noticed a dog inside of • A dog’s normal body temperature is 100-102 mysteriously programmed in the new one.
Skeleton: Your six-foot two son is not getting taller; you are
the car next to us; and before I go any further, degrees. A temperature nearing 106 is deadly getting shorter.
Joints: ere is no Liquid Wrench or other lubricant for your
please know that the dog is ne. e windows and calls for immediate veterinary assistance knees, hips, ankles, wrists, ngers or toes.
Skin: Brown spots, previously called freckles and considered
were all cracked, with the back one open about • Dogs don’t have the ability to sweat, and endearing on a child’s countenance decorate your face, arms, legs
and torso. Varicose veins wrap around your legs like a road map
six inches…but still. panting can’t always cool them when overheated. going nowhere. Dryness, with akes as delicate as the rst snow,
y into the atmosphere contributing to air pollution.
All the joy of the day and my appetite were • Symptoms of overheating include extreme Facial lines: e shortest distance between two points is a
straight line. e mirror re ects many of these, as well as mean-
gone, and Ken knew that I would not walk away panting and elevated heart rate. ey may drool, dering lines, furrows, ravines, gulleys and rough patches, enough
to resemble the terrain in the Southwestern desert.
from that car for all the great burgers on the become disoriented or seem lethargic. Memory: e faculty by which we are able to recall, recollect
and retain information. is is something you lose, misplace, or
planet. I stayed by the car for half an hour, going • If symptoms occur, get the animal to a confuse. A name, a date, a place. Like mischievous children hid-
ing only to appear at three in the morning when you wake your
into the market once only to buy a bottle of water cool area or near a fan. Provide cool water and husband with “Susan Hayward or Chicago or Chekov” You’re
pleased; he’s annoyed.
so the dog could drink from my cupped hand. dampen the skin with lukewarm water. Aging. What’s to do? Embrace it. Accept it. Fight it when
you can. And, take heart. Don’t envy those trim, young, beautiful
Several shoppers stayed close by as well, and one • Watch for hot surfaces like asphalt and ce- bodies you see ying through life. ey, too, will someday have
their wings clipped.
gentleman was ready to break the car windows ment, as they can burn sensitive paws.
Adelaide B. Shaw is a resident of Heritage Hills
if the dog looked distressed in any way. Finally, • Restrict exercise on hot or humid days

the owner arrived and people who had gathered • DO NOT LEAVE YOUR PET IN A

around and were concerned for the dog began PARKED CAR – not even in the shade. In

telling her that she should never leave a dog in a minutes the temperature in a car can reach 140

car in the summer. She proclaimed that she was degrees

in the market for only ve minutes, but we all Do I love dogs? You bet.

knew that we had been standing in the searing Let’s all enjoy the dog days of summer…even

heat by her car for at least a half an hour. our pets.

I had no doubt that the owner loved her pet;

she just had very poor judgment on that day. e [email protected]

Fun • Dogs have about one hundred different facial expressions.
Facts • Dogs have about ten vocal sounds
• Dogs do not have an appendix
by Jo Ann
• The United States has the world’s highest dog population

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Physical education

Ijust had my annual physical, and payer” model for health en he asks me if deltoid. I said, “Great! I’ve never been to
every year my statistics get worse and care. I don’t know much Mississippi! I’ll meet you down there!”
worse. My blood pressure is not as about it, but the single- MAN anything’s bothering But before I could make it out the door
great as it used to be, I’m not as tall as I payer model would have OVERBOARD me, and I say yeah: she jammed the thing in my arm, then
once was, my cholesterol is higher, my to be awfully wealthy RICK why do the Yankees told me there were a few side e ects. I
temperature is lower, I’m a bit heavier and generous, whoever MELÉN keep signing home run don’t suppose crying is one of them but it
and I don’t have as many hits with she is. I don’t want to hitters when what they certainly should be.
runners in scoring position. Plus, my co- have to argue with her
payment keeps going up, meaning that about every little test I really need is a start- Now the other nurse comes in for
each bit of discouraging news costs me need done. And some medical issues are my blood work. “Have you fasted?” She
more and more each year. not that attering, so I’m not even going ing pitcher? Maybe asks. I assure her that if anything, I have
to mention to my single-payer model slowed. en she tells me to lie down and
It’s obvious that I need to do better- that I had a bunionette, lest she laugh that’s what’s making attaches a bunch of electronic probes to
my health depends on it. I have to make at me then not pay for it. Republicans di erent parts of my body. “ is thing
some changes, and the rst thing I need favor a “Health Care For All Except For me shorter and causing my cholesterol can’t tell if I’m lying, right?” It’s possible
to do is to start gaming the numbers Sick People” approach, which is cheaper that I may have fudged the numbers on
before I even show up at the doctor’s and doesn’t require anyone to actually do to go up, but my doctor says that they’re my alcohol usage. By the way, the things
o ce. My temperature was 97.5 degrees, anything. you say to an EKG nurse may propor-
so next year I’m going to microwave my probably unrelated. He has more ques- tionately a ect how fast she rips o the
pants before I go for my appointment. My doctor is kind of old school, which adhesive tapes that hold the electronic
For my cholesterol I’m going to eat so I like. He goes over my medical history tions. Do I use alcohol? Only for drinking probes onto your body.
many Brussels sprouts that it lifts Bel- with me, then uses a hands on approach
gium’s gross national product. I’m going to see for himself what a mess I am. For purposes, I assure him. Do I smoke? Only So if you haven’t had your physical this
to pound a whole bottle of vitamin C and instance, he asks me about my two knee year, make an appointment right now,
then I’m going to bench press a Buick surgeries, and then hits me in the knee when I try to do math. Any amnesia in because heart attacks aren’t for the faint
and then I’m going to do goat yoga so I with that little hammer. en he asks of heart. If this column convinces just one
can RELAX and if that damned goat says me how’s my hearing, and when I say, my family? I can’t remember. person to check their cholesterol numbers
one word about it I’m going to- listen, I’m “What?” He knows it’s ne. He looks in and they come back over 250, I’ll feel
a little wound up here about my numbers, my ear, and makes a face that I assume He told me I should get the shingles good, because their numbers are worse
but I think I’ll be okay in a few minutes. means that there is a family of grackles than mine. I’ll get my own test results
nesting there. en he sticks the tongue vaccination, because it’s more e ective back in a few weeks, and my wife sees the
I don’t know what’s going to happen depressor down my throat, and my mail before I do, so until she does I’ll be
to my health care in the future, and that’s tongue has been feeling a little down in than it used to be and shingles are pain- hiding out at Dairy Queen.
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e Jersey Four come
to Heritage Hills!

On a rainy, hot with the guys who
and humid
afternoon last WHATWAS encouraged us. You
week, e Jersey Four I THINKING? can bet that the ma-
jority of the audience

came to e Pinnacle RUTHANN knew the words to the Wednesday, August 14
Restaurant and sang SCHEFFER songs. I can say with- Reis Park Main Field (near the Pavilion)
their hearts out a la out reservation that if
Rain date – August 21
Frankie Valli and e there had been a dance

Four Seasons. We oor, it would have

started with a tasty been packed. I saw the

bu et luncheon—dessert and co ee was absolutely animated, smiling, clapping

served during the intermission. What a masses get on their feet and really into FTRHEEFEEAFNMOTIRILRYE ANF(DR1 pESeENr pPOeOrsCoPOnC)NOERSN!

splendid afternoon! the joyous mood: Rosemarie, Regina,

When e Jersey Four entered the Florence, Susan, Pam, Muriel, Connie,

packed dining room in their shiny black Barbara, Ted and Mary Lou, Elaine and

tux jackets, they were greeted with ap- so many more. Some of our friends who

plause and cheers. From the rst beat use walkers didn’t let that stop them

of the drum, we were entertained with from moving to the tunes!

the Four Seasons’ play list: “Sherry,” ere could never be a doubt that e

“Walk like a man,” “Big girls don’t cry,” Jersey Four love and are devoted to what

“Dawn,” “Rag doll,” “Let’s hang on,” they do. And we, their audience, were

“I’ve got you under my skin,” “Can’t take the grateful recipients of this talent and

my eyes o of you,” “Silence is golden,” devotion. ank you, gentlemen, for an

“Who loves you, baby,” and on and on. unforgettable afternoon of great, awe-

ey also entertained us with tidbits some music, nostalgia and happiness in

about the original Four Seasons and had a not-so-very happy world. Your music

us laughing at some of their jokes. is running through my mind as I write

I felt a change in the audience after this column. MOVIE BEGINS AT SUNDOWN!
Hosted by the Somers Chamber of Commerce & Temple Beth Am.
the intermission—the “Four” came back Put a little music into your life, folks,
Bring blankets or chairs to relax and enjoy the show.
in shiny royal blue tux jackets! Mmmm, it’s great for the soul and can soothe
Popcorn provided by Temple Beth Am. Sno cones provided by Little People’s of Somers.
handsome! We really “got into” the mu- some aches and pains!

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When homework assignments are too advanced…

STRONG the year was to read “To Kill a alone, much less comprehend. way at his age. So, I don’t want able telling your son that he
LEARNING Mockingbird” by Harper Lee When I said that my son would to force him to sit with me and shouldn’t read the book, I have
over the summer. We all agreed not be a happy camper if I did read it, as my parents used to a few suggestions.
DR. LINDA that it was too hard for them to that, she admitted that her son do to me, but I don’t want him
SILBERT read but disagreed how to deal hated it. walking into school in Septem- Begin by trying to contact
with it. ber unprepared. I’d appreciate the teacher. If you do, explain
Dear Dr. Linda, At this point, half the sum- your thoughts. the situation—you believe the
I need to share a conversa- By the time lunch was over, mer is over, and my son still assignment is too advanced for
Julie said that she was not hasn’t opened the book. I keep Mary Ann your son. It may be the rst
tion with you. I was out to going to have her son read it reminding him that he needs to time the teacher has taught this
lunch with two friends. Our because it was too hard for him read it, and he keeps reminding Dear Mary Ann, grade level and doesn’t realize
sons happened to have been and even if he could read it, me that he knows that. I know I agree that 9- or 10-year- that most children entering
in the same fourth-grade class he’d have no idea what he was it’s going to be too hard for him
last year. e last assignment of reading. Pam said that she was and I know when he looks at olds entering fth grade will fth grade will have a hard time
reading the book with her son, the number of pages, he’ll feel not be able to fully comprehend reading and comprehending
a chapter a day. She admitted sick. “To Kill a Mockingbird,” even this book. Ask if there are other
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LETTERS KAVELLE by avocation, an EMT. Curtis goes to Haiti every
year for a week or two to o er his services to a
Need more activities for teens FROM PAGE 9 hospital there. Not only humans, but animals also

To the editor: takes pride in making everything sparkle. Imagine my ock to him…raccoons, squirrels, birds, cats, dogs…
I am a boy scout in Somers Troop 228. I am currently working delight when she agreed to come once every week… he understands all of us and is always there for me.
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We come now to the person I consider my have helped me to leap over the great chasm of
I was reading the Somers Record recently and I noticed some- lifeline, my son-in-law Curtis. Before anything else loneliness which, unfortunately, is always lled
thing was missing from the publication. ere does not seem to I want to thank my daughter Ilene for sharing her with quicksand.
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BUSINESS OWNERS Epic Dance
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recognizing high school students.

e inductees include Samantha Crecco , 17 (Yorktown); Kylie
Solomon, 15 (Mahopac); Abigail O’Reilly, 15 (Somers); Giovanna
Minuto, 16 (Somers); and Julia Lancia,17 (Somers).

Induction requires a minimum of 3.0 GPA, accumulating a mini-
mum of 30 points awarded for dance activities (classes, recitals, com-
petitions, workshops, community service projects), and demonstrating
teamwork, leadership and strong character in the many aspects of dance
(choreography, mentoring, philanthropy).

“I have known most of these dancers since they were in elementary
school,” said Epic’s owner, Sue Solazzo. “ ey are driven to do more
than just dance…they are positive role models within our studio and
in their high schools. is achievement takes a lot of dedication and a
strong work ethic. ere are a lot of younger dancers who look up to
these girls and I am proud that they represent Epic Dance Center on
our competition teams and at many charitable functions.”

Two of the inductees, Minuto and Lancia, have been representing
Epic Dance Center as studio ambassadors for Traveling Tutus, Inc.,
which accepts donations of gently used costumes.

“ e girls have run bake sales and raised money to send boxes
of donated costumes, dance shoes and tights,” Solazzo said. “ ey
have literally helped to bring the joy of dance to children and schools
around the world.”

Solazzo said Epic Dance Center is like a second family where the
kids are encouraged to do good, be kind and reach for the stars.

“We are excited about the future of this program that encourages
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e Somers Library is located at 82 Primrose St. Register for programs at somerslibrary.org or by calling 914-232-5717. Programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library through
donations.

Senior Benefits Information (SNAP) anything wrong with them!). We that within a few short weeks you is due the rst day of class.

Center. Every Wednesday, 10 You will be able to meet with will be concentrating on history, will have developed the strategies Teen Dungeons & Dragons

a.m. - 1 p.m. Senior Bene ts In- trained counselors in a private set- biography, technology, astronomy, to become a lifelong writer. Peo- Club (D&D). Saturdays, 8/3,

formation Centers (SBICs) help ting. No appointment is necessary. computers and science. In the ple of all skill levels are welcome. noon to 2:30 p.m. Join us to play

older adults 60 and over and those If you can’t visit the library in future, members will choose the Space is limited, so register early! Dungeons & Dragons this sum-

caring for the elderly achieve a person, you can leave a message books to be read. For the May Summer Art at the Somers mer! Familiarity with Dungeons

better understanding of Medi- on the SBIC helpline at 914-231- meeting, we will discuss e Library. Mondays 10:30 a.m. to and Dragons is encouraged.

care health plans and prescrip- 3260 or email us at [email protected] Wordy Shipmates by Sarah Vow- 12:30 p.m. You can begin/contin- Grades 6 and up.

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provided about di erent types of a time to call between 9 a.m.—5 is limited to 15; please register ics. is is a fun, relaxed class with days,7/29,10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

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ting to get information about: bene ts. A counselor will return Mondays Writers Workshop. will include mixing colors and ad- your Summer endeavors! Quiet

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tage, and Medigap supplement SBIC will not meet on days the book in you, a memoir, a ctional with di erent tools to achieve dra- inspiration. Suggested Supplies

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Thursday, July 25, 2019 HEALTH &WELLNESS The Somers Record – Page 19

Top 5 health hazards to avoid this summer

GUEST seat belt, even in the backseat. it comes to bugs, the biggest for more than one hour. Always
CORNER Make sure children are properly danger in the Hudson Valley is have a cooler with ice available so
secured in car seats. tick-borne illnesses. e best- you can store leftover perishables
DR. JAMES known of these is Lyme disease, so they don’t spoil and become
DWYER 2. ALWAYS CHECK YOUR symptoms of which include fa- unsafe to eat.
BACKSEAT FOR CHILDREN tigue, joint pain, muscle ache,
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hikes. e sizzle of the BBQ grill. Did you know that three doz- rash. Another tick-borne illness, Emergency Medicine at Northern
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unexpected dangers, from insect drop o their child as planned, or long pants when hiking, tuck
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Page 20 – The Somers Record HEALTH &WELLNESS Thursday, July 25, 2019

What do you do with a decedent’s credit card debt?

BY ALAN D. FELLER, ESQ. shopping preferences. e next A third party who paid for against an estate for which the
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One family’s warm remem- When a person dies and owes rst out of estate funds. Estate seven months, estate assets may

brance of their father: “Dad money to creditors, it is a good administration costs including be distributed to bene ciaries

loved to buy chainsaws and car idea to understand how the es- lings and court fees follow. e or distributees in good faith if

parts.” tate process governs these situ- next rung of creditors may in- no claims are present. A credi-

e fact that their late father ations. First, not all debts are clude tax authorities. In general, tor can still present a claim later

lived in a one-bedroom condo treated equally. Certain credi- creditors have seven months than 7 months, but there will be

with no yard and did not own tors are prioritized in New York after the issuance of letters by collection di culties.

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Should you try the anti-inflammatory diet?

BY MARY OPFER FOODS THAT ARE • Omega 3 fatty acids: grass- FOODS TO AVOID Planning your meals ensures

GUEST COLUMNIST INCLUDED IN THE ANTI fed animal protein, seafood such • Highly processed, greasy that you go shopping and prep

INFLAMMATORY DIET: as oysters, sardines, salmon, tuna; foods, hotdogs or high sugar your food ahead of time. is al-

What is in ammation? • Whole grains: oatmeal brown plants such as avocados, olives, foods like cake, cookies, and soda, lows you to know what you will

In ammation is the body’s rice, whole wheat bread chia, ax, pumpkin, brazil nuts which are not nutrient dense and be eating at least for three to four

way of responding to an injury • Beans: high in ber and are and walnuts; and other sources contribute to the body releasing days. is type of prep helps us

or illness. high in antioxidants, which are such as pomegranate and resvera- in ammatory messengers called avoid coming home so hungry

ere are two types of in am- anti-in ammatory trol (found in red wine and dark cytokines. that we turn to junk food while

mation: • Herbs and spices: contain chocolate). • Saturated fats found in meats, cooking or thinking about what

• Acute in ammation is part polyphenols, which are anti in- • Quercetin Rich Foods: veg- hydrogenated oils and vegetable to eat.

of a healthy immune system, al- ammatory, anti microbial and etables, alliums such as garlic, shortenings. 2. Use helpful resources:

lowing the body to ght an in- anti diabetic. Examples of such leeks, shallots, radishes, fennel, Consult eatright.org, the web-

fection or heal a wound. It’s a spices and herbs include turmer- kale and sweet potatoes STEPS INVOLVED IN EATING site of the Academy of Nutrition

normal response to invasion by ic, garlic, cloves, ginger, rosemary, • Fruits: apples and berries AN ANTI INFLAMMATORY DIET SEE OPFER PAGE 22

a foreign body or an injury. An thyme and cinnamon. (raspberries, blackberries, cherries) 1. Planning and prepping:

example of acute in ammation

is a fever. e body temperature

rises in order to battle an infec-

tion. Once the infection is gone,

the fever goes away and the im-

mune system returns to normal.

• Chronic in ammation,

which is the more dangerous When it comes to cardiac expertise,
type, occurs when the in amma-

tion is continuous, as if the body there’s strength in numbers.
is ghting something for a long

period of time. Eating certain

foods, environmental stressors

and even a lack of physical activ-

ity have been linked to chronic

in ammation.

With chronic in ammation,

the body may not show an im-

mune response in the short-

term, but overtime in amma-

tion begins and the body stays

in amed. is long-term re-

sponse has been shown to be

linked with chronic diseases

like type 2 diabetes, cancer and

non alcoholic fatty liver disease

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is is a great diet for anyone
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OPFER support as you make any dietary How often do kids
changes. Keeping a food journal need eye exams?
FROM PAGE 21 can keep us accountable to our
selves. Tracking food intake can Many people expect their vision to fade as they
and Dietetics, for ideas about be bene cial for making sure we
what to eat on the anti-in am- are eating the right foods as well grow older.
matory diet. Find recipes that are as eating the right amount.
easy to follow, especially if you are Such expectations are not unfounded, as the
used to eating processed foods or Mary Opfer, MS, RDN, CDN, is
don’t have much time to cook. a Somers resident and nutritionist National Eye Institute notes that certain vision
who works at 293 Route 100,
3. Have a support system: Suite 105, in Somers. For more changes, including diminished vision and di culty
Having people at home or information, call 914-617-8585
work to join you in following or email [email protected] distinguishing colors, are a normal part of aging.
the diet helps with staying on
track. It’s important to have But even children can experience changing vision,

which only highlights the importance of kids re-

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Rooney Orthodontics Eye examination frequency depends on the age
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at the time of each exam. e American Optomet-

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pediatric eye examination frequency to help parents have their eyes examined at least once between their

know when to get their youngsters’ vision checked. third and fth birthdays. e same goes for kids who

are at risk, though doctors may recommend more

BIRTH TO 2 YEARS frequent examinations for such youngsters.

Children in this age group whose physicians have

deemed them asymptomatic of potential eye con- 6 THROUGH 18 YEARS

ditions or at low risk of developing eye conditions Whether they are at risk of eye conditions or not,

should have their eyes examined sometime between children between the ages of six and 18 should have

six and 12 months of age. Kids who may be at risk their eyes examined before rst grade and annually

should adhere to the same schedule, though the thereafter.Youngsters who are at risk may need more

AOA notes that exams for at-risk children may need frequent examinations as they get older.

to be conducted more frequently, even in this age Eye examinations are an important component

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Sports
Somers falls to Cortlandt in 8U baseball

e Somers Red Storm fell to the Cortlandt Americans 11-2 in 8-and-under Greater Hudson Valley Brady Scorrano awaits
Baseball League action on Friday, July 19, at Van Tassell Field (Somers). the call from the umpire

Somers concluded the regular season with a 7-6-1 record and will now head into the playo s. after tagging out a
Cortlandt Americans
Matthew
Ringer baserunner.
runs to first
base.

Somers’ C.J. Steinberg
Chris Azimi is all smiles
takes a big as his
hack. teammates
congratulate
Evan Murolo pitches for him in the
Somers’ 8U team. dugout.

Somers 12U PHOTOS: ROB
competes in DIANTONIO
Cooperstown
From left: Nick Conti, Trevor
McDonnell, Peter Lewis,
Andrew Milani, Patrick
Bracelin, Pat Carino, Brady
Leitner, Eric Gersfeld, Jack
Williams, CJ Griggs, JJ Hidalgo
and Andrew Kapica

PHOTO COURTESY OF LISA BRACELIN

Somers Red Storm 12U spent July 5
through July 12 in Cooperstown competing
against teams from all over the country in the
Dreams Park Tournament. ey faced teams
from Illinois, Michigan, California, Florida,
Kansas, Maryland and Texas. ey nished
5-3, scoring 107 runs and hitting 30 home
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Somers 10U loses to PHOTOS: CHRIS LOVELL
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Thursday, July 25, 2019 LEISURE The Somers Record – Page 25

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14.Tropical fruit South Asia 60. Cunning 28. __ and flows
15. Combinations of ideas 38. Feline 61.The underworld 29. Personal
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20. Is in possession of 41. Using as a foundation 2.Your parent’s sister 31. “Star Wars” hero
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22. Hem and __ 45. Ancient Roman 4.The night before 33. Data executive
23. Small country along garment 5. Female descendants 35. Hybrid fruits
the Arabian Peninsula 46. Political action from American 36. Capital of Latvia
24. Petty quarrel committee revolutionaries 37. Moved swiftly
26. Scold 47. A way to excite 6. Exclamation of disgust 39. Troublemaker
29. Volcanic crater 49. Swiss river 7. Affirmative votes 42. Averts
31. Present 50. A place to relax 8. Midway between north 43. Garment worn
32.TV network 53. NE Ohio ballplayer by S. Asian women
and northwest 44. It cools your
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LLC FORMATION NOTICE Articles of Org. led with the ZVI S. Weisstuch, 426 Center shall mail copy of process is 61 of Formation led with Je rey

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shall mail process to: 4 Harris LLC led with the Secy. of State

Court, Baldwin Place NY. ZVI S. Weisstuch MD, of NY (SSNY) 6/4/19. Formed

Purpose: any lawful purpose. PLLC, Arts of Org. led with in DE 5/31/19. O ce loc.:

LLC FORMATION NOTICE Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) Westchester County. SSNY Michael O’Herlihy Francis Stinner
3/25/2019. Cty: Westchester. is designated as agent of LLC John O’Keefe Vincent Taglienti
Joseph Theisen
627 ROUTE 22 LLC, Arts SSNY desig. as agent upon upon whom process against it Edmond Parrakow Donald Whelan
Edward Pipala William F.J. White
of Org. led with Sec. of State whom process against may be may be served. e principal Patrick Quigley
Dozia Wilson
of NY (SSNY) 6/11/2019. served & shall mail process to business loc. and address SSNY Salvatore (Sam / Samuel) Casper G. Wolf
A. Rodino
Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. NEW YORK NOW PROTECTS THE RIGHTS
as agent upon whom process OF VICTIMS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

against may be served & shall

mail process to PO Box 134, If you were previously a victim of child sexual abuse, If you have information regarding alleged abuse
Croton Falls, NY 10519. The New York Child Victims Act temporarily allows you to revive your claim. or its cover-up involving these men, CONTACT US.
General Purpose.
There is a limited time to file a case; do not delay in contacting us.
The NY Child Victims Act may be able to help you!
LLC FORMATION NOTICE GREENBERG, MARIA, GREENBERG & ASSOCIATES
Stara Green Properties LLC, ONLY PROSECUTES SEXUAL ABUSE CASES

Articles of Org. led with the Our firm will file your claim anonymously
Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on to protect your privacy.

4/4/2019. County: Westchester. CALL (833) VICTIM 9 • (833) 842-8469 646-493-1850 57 West 57th Street, 3rd Floor
SSNY designated agent upon www.NYvictim.com New York, NY 10019

whom process against may be

served & shall mail to 575A

Heritage Hills, Somers, NY DEMAND JUSTICE
10589. General Purpose. Victims of sexual abuse by
Catholic clergy or by authority
LLC FORMATION NOTICE

Stara East Properties LLC,
Articles of Org. led with the
Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on
4/4/2019. County: Westchester.

SSNY designated agent upon gures at school have rights.
whom process against may be

served & shall mail to 575A

Heritage Hills, Somers, NY NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY LAW HAVE
10589. General Purpose. EXTENDED THE TIME PERIOD IN WHICH TO FILE

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