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Yorktown News 04.23.20

Vol. 9 No. 4 Visit for the latest news. Thursday, April 23, 2020

Grief, anxiety, depression Historic home
skyrocket during coronavirus damaged in recent

BY KATHERINE BORCHERT Juliette Sussmann, a licensed mental health storm
STAFF WRITER counselor who operates a private practice in
Katonah, said that the mental e ects of the

Mental health professionals are seeing new global pandemic can take a toll on everyone.

mental health issues emerge as people cope “In general, people are struggling, but I be- BY KATHERINE BORCHERT toric Preservation O ce to nd out

with self-isolation and job loss due to the lieve they also work to stay present. I think STAFF WRITER whether there is any aid being given

coronavirus. this a ects people with or without previous to owners of historic homes that su er

ere’s been a dramatic increase in calls to a mental health issues,” Sussmann said. “It cer- e Hyatt House, one of York- damages due to such weather events.

hotline set up by the Westchester County De- tainly can create more anxiety in people be- town’s 15 o cial landmarks, was dam- e Hyatt House, which was

partment of Mental Health by people seeking cause the unknown creates a ght-or- ight aged during a rain and wind storm on constructed around 1732, is one of

support for new or emerging mental health feeling. I think there’s an increase in fear due Friday, April 13, when a tree fell on a the few pre-Revolutionary War-era

conditions. to not knowing what’s next and there’s also portion of the 18th century dwelling. houses still standing in the northern

“We’ve received over 200 calls in the last life and death issues that people haven’t had “An ancient tree surrounding the portion of Yorktown. e house is be-

two weeks where many people who don’t to deal with before.” house toppled onto the overhang of a lieved to have once belonged to Col.

have pre-existing conditions are anxious or Sussmann added that in her opinion, cli- porch on the older wing of the struc- John Hyatt, a “Soldier of the Revolu-

depressed and are seeking services,” said Mi- ents who were already engaging in some form ture,” Yorktown Landmarks Preser- tion” and a leading o cer of the ird

chael Orth, commissioner of Westchester of therapy before the pandemic may be more vation Commission member Terry Regiment of the Westchester County

Department of Community Mental Health. resilient during this time because they have Naumann said in a press release. “ e Militia during the Revolutionary War.

“Our clinics haven’t seen an increase. e an understanding of their own mental health intense winds sent the tree smash- e Hyatt family were among the

psychiatric hospital census is pretty stable, and practice using coping mechanisms. ing through the roof, exposing the rst settlers of Yorktown and are

if not lower. Our outpatient clinics are not Pamela M. Marinelli, an LMHC who op- building’s massive hand-hewn beams. prominent in the town’s and Revolu-

overwhelmed at this time. Most of the hos- erates a private practice in Mahopac, said one ankfully, homeowner Jesse Kempt- tionary War’s history.

pital services are being done remotely. So our of the biggest emotions people are dealing er was not in the house at the time.” e house was designated a land-

traditional system hasn’t really felt the impact, with right now is grief. Kempter, who has lived in the house mark on Nov. 16, 1976, by the York-

but clearly, as this goes on for longer periods “It’s a loss of the way things used to be and since 1978, said that she was grateful town Landmarks Preservation Com-

of time, we have seen an increase of people loss of jobs, loss of contact, the grief of not no one was hurt when the tree col- mission.

struggling with anxiety, isolation and lack of being able to see your family,” Marinelli said. lapsed on the side of the house. e Yorktown Landmarks Preser-

connectedness.” With recent major holidays like Easter and “ ank God it’s replaceable. We’re vation Commission is always seeking

Passover, many families missed out on that not replaceable, humans, but material applicants for traditional landmarking

time to connect, she added. things are,” Kempter said. or its Homes of Historic Distinc-

“I know people who have lost loved ones She added that she is waiting for tion Program. To qualify, homes must

right now and have not been able to grieve insurance adjusters to appraise the have historical signi cance based on

See pages 10-11 for tips those people how they typically would in damages. age, architectural style, past owner-
on coping with stress during person. I think grief and loss are a huge
part of this,” Marinelli said. Chair of the YLPC, Lynn Briggs, ship or association with a person or
the pandemic
SEE MENTAL HEALTH PAGE 6 expressed her sorrow about the event important to Yorktown’s history.

damage and has stated that she has SEE HYATT HOUSE PAGE 27
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The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Yorktown are compiling a list of local
restaurants who offer special services during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Thursday, April 23, 2020 Yorktown News – Page 3

Porch Portraits

Griffiths famElialyin: Jeo(hmno(mda)da)n, TdreOvwoer,nKevin, Kelly,

Joe, Katey, Tommy and Kathy Imperato

Griffiths Family like “Fancy Dress Dinner

John and Elaine Gri ths are spending Friday” and “Movie Mon-
social distancing with four of their kids in
their Yorktown home. eir oldest daugh- days” (we just did a min G(assithtiinfga)mVielyd:a(st,taLnedkianga)nVdjodsoag, Hana,
ter, Etta, is living in Detroit, completing a Penny Marshall marathon Duke
year of full-time volunteer work. Here is with “Big” and “A League
their quarantine story, in their own words:
of eir Own”). Video con-
“Aside from the daily schoolwork—kids
as students, John as assistant superinten- ference parties with friends
dent of Croton-Harmon Schools—the
whole family is musical! Lots of practic- are new to us—and a lot
ing and playing the piano, guitar and band
instruments; Zooming music into our more fun than it sounds. Mahoney
weekly church services; Kelly even taught We try to get the kids in bed at a rea-
herself the ukulele during this time!”
sonable hour and then we repeat it the and Maroselli
Gashi Family next day. I feel a bit guilty saying it, but Families
I’ve actually really enjoyed spending so
Vedat Gashi, a freshman Westchester
County legislator representing parts of much time with my family. I like these
Yorktown and Somers, and his family have
been making the most of social distancing guys.” Ed and Christine Ma-
from their home in Yorktown. Here is their
quarantine story, in Vedat’s own words: Imperato Family honey sold their Somers SChhruribstOinaekMwaithhohneery,plaerfet,natst ,TArunmnap Park in
home on March 26 in prep- Maroselli. and Tom
“My wife and I are able to work from aration for Christine’s pro-
home and the kids are doing schoolwork
remotely, so our days during coronavi- e Imperato family—Joe (father), fessional relocation to the
rus aren’t that di erent in some respects.
We’re largely staying indoors, but I do Kathy (mother), Katey and Tommy— United Kingdom. But the PHOTOS: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
leave occasionally to do some volunteering have tried to make the best of a bad situ- pandemic put those plans on
delivering meals for seniors. Otherwise,
we’re staying isolated. ation by spending more quality time to- hold, and now Christine nds herself liv-

Work and school are done earlier than gether. Here is their quarantine story, in ing in Trump Park (Shrub Oak) with her the Yorktown Sewer Plant; and Aidan is
usual, so by early afternoon we’re nding
ways to keep ourselves busy. If the weather Kathy’s own words: parents, Tom and Anna Maroselli. staying in Ithaca to nish the semester at
is good, we’ll go for a walk with the dog.
We’re taking pride in visiting every local “For the duration of the ‘shut down,’ we Here is their quarantine story, in Chris- Cornell University online.
have been really busy at home doing work tine’s own words: Not exactly as planned, but I am cher-
I’ve been busying myself doing some
lawn work and rediscovering video games during the week and playing games and “I was recruited for the coolest job op- ishing the time with my parents and I be-
(mostly Madden and mostly poorly). My
wife has discovered a talent for making watching movies on the weekends. Our portunity back in July to provide early lieve they are cherishing me as well. We
bread, and I found a talent eating it. In the
evening, we watch a lot (A LOT) of reality favorite movie so far has been ‘ e Free- intervention services for U.S. military take turns cooking and baking. We walk
TV (“Lego Masters and “ e Great Brit-
ish Bake O ”) at the moment. I’ve also dom Writers.’ abroad. It had been a six-plus month vet- outside together or separately, Dad prac-
never had so much dessert in my life.
Joe has been working from home since ting process. e plan was that I was go- tices his javelin, and indoors we all have
We also do some occasional theme days
March 11. I started working as an interim ing to stay with my parents for two to four our own devices and TVs. Sometimes we

eighth-grade social studies teacher for a weeks before departure. hang out together and sometimes we each

teacher who was out on paternity leave My husband, Ed, who works in the town do our own thing.

right when the shutdown began, so I have of Yorktown’s wastewater treatment plant, I take care of going out for any essentials,

been trying to learn how to do the remote was to move in with his mom, also in Yor- although my mom’s pantry and freezer are

teaching along with all the teachers. ktown, until he retires next October and stocked for more than one pandemic! I

e kids are very busy with their school- could join me for good. He has lots of time rendezvous with Ed every couple of days to

work. e teachers at Mildred E. Strang and exibility so he would visit me often bring him food. Aidan remains in his ele-

Middle School have been great about until he nishes his time with the town. ment and has a few friends who also stayed

keeping their lessons going. He and our son, Aidan, would spend in Ithaca. He also just received wonderful

We are sad for the circumstances, but college breaks with me and globe trot. On news that he will be interning with the

we are getting to spend some quality fam- March 13, I received o cial word that my National Hurricane Center in Miami this

ily time together. We see the neighbors departure was suspended for 60 days or summer, so he is very motivated to push

from a distance and see lots of people out until further notice. My recruiter said that through this weird and surreal time.”

walking around the neighborhood. Being as soon as the ban is lifted, all will continue

able to sleep a little later in the mornings as planned. So, here I am staying with my If you are interested in featuring your family

has been a silver lining through all this. wonderful parents inde nitely; Eddie re- in a Porch Portrait, email [email protected]

We are very grateful to be healthy, too!” mains isolated from all of us while he runs

Page 4 – Yorktown News Thursday, April 23, 2020

The Staff Free Food Fridays continue for first responders

EDITORIAL TEAM e Je erson Valley Mall’s Washington Prime Group and the Yorktown
JODI WEINBERGER Chamber of Commerce continue to sponsor Free Food Fridays at the Jef-
ferson Valley Mall in collaboration with Put Some Meat on Your Bones food
EDITOR: 914-302-5830 truck.
[email protected]
e Mall and Chamber are inviting rst responders to enjoy a free sand-
BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER wich from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday in the food truck parking lot, where
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-302-5628
[email protected] rst responders will be able to grab a fresh meal o the truck’s speci ed so-
LISA KAIN “In the midst of an unprecedented
health situation, more than ever, Je er-
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to transform its space for social good,”
PAUL FORHAN Mall Marketing Director Heather No-
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[email protected] sponders is one way that Je erson Valley
CORINNE STANTON can show its support to those on the front
845-621-4049 lines during this trying time.”
[email protected]
JENNIFER CONNELLY Lyle and Camilla Puente, owners
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BRUCE HELLER first responders sponsored by the
914-202-2941 Jefferson Valley Mall and Yorktown
[email protected]
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MENTAL HEALTH Scan this QR Code using Toth said that CoveCare is currently accepting new cli-
your smartphone to access ents who may feel they need more in-depth treatment at
FROM PAGE 1 the Yorktown Together! this time.
Self-isolation and quarantine can also bring about symp-
“If someone calls Monday through Friday between 9 a.m.

toms of mental health conditions for people who normally and 5 p.m., the front desk should be able to eld their call

might not struggle. COVID-19 Resource Guide. and begin the process,”Toth said.

“In a situation like this, everybody’s vulnerabilities are He also said that anyone who needs immediate support

heightened, even [in] people who didn’t realize they had vul- should contact the United Way 211 hotline, which covers

nerabilities around anxiety or depression,” said Eric Toth, a a wide variety of issues, including substance abuse and do-

licensed master social worker and the CEO of CoveCare provide support to all residents in one space. mestic violence.

Center. “I think people who are anxious are feeling more Alliance for Safe Kids in Yorktown has compiled a data- “I think it’s a great time for neighbors to be checking in on

anxious, people who were feeling isolated and depressed are base of resources that can help a variety of people overcome each other. Family members, friends should be checking in

feeling more isolated and depressed. People who relied on issues during the pandemic. It’s as simple as scanning a QR on people who they think could be vulnerable to anything,”

substances for a variety of reasons and used them in ways that code with your smartphone camera and it takes you to mul- Toth said.

aren’t healthy for them are going to quite possibly escalate that tiple pages containing support hotlines, text numbers, virtual While all mental health professionals have recommended

use. e other thing that is probably a little hidden, and again, meetings and even a YouTube link for the elderly that will maintaining a daily routine, eating healthy and making sure

I think will be the next wave of need, is the rise in domestic teach them how to use FaceTime. to get a healthy dose of sunshine and fresh air to stave o the

violence, speci cally partner violence. In the normal environ- “We’ve been looking at so many di erent things, such as moody blues, Marinelli recommended following the three

ment, it’s hard for people to get out of those situations very how to support the youth,our parents and caregivers that are elements of self-compassion by Dr. Kristin Ne , a pioneer-

often; in the current environment, it makes it extraordinarily wearing so many di erent hats while they’re at home with ing self-compassion researcher, author and teacher.

more di cult for people to get out of those environments.” their families, and our seniors,”ASK Executive Director Liz First, don’t compare your su ering to what someone else

One thing Toth was speci cally concerned about is that Talbert said. “We thought this would be an ideal thing for is going through. Second, practice self-kindness.

often calls to Child Protective Services are made by school the community,to have a portal of sorts where we could keep “It’s OK if you didn’t accomplish all of these things that

personnel.Without teachers having those in-person interac- all this information in one place.” you set out for and it’s OK if you didn’t learn a new skill or

tions, he worries abuse could go unnoticed. She added that she is continuously updating the database read a new book today, whatever it is,”Marinelli said.

“(School is) where kids spend a lot of their time and where and is asking for the public’s help in nding more resources. ird, she said, is to practice mindfulness, being conscious

professionals can recognize the signs and symptoms of child “I’m just asking people to send me an email. It doesn’t of one’s thoughts and come from a place of non-judgment

abuse,” Toth said. “I’m very concerned for those kids who even have to have a message,just send me the link so that we when evaluating those thoughts.

don’t have the chance to disclose or be observed to show that may take a look at it,”Talbert said. She added it is best to share your thoughts with some-

they’re being abused.” Westchester County has also set up a hotline and hired one you trust, but if you don’t have a support system, write it

Marinelli also expressed her concern about seeing spikes additional sta to help people dealing with new mental down in a journal or reach out for support.

in domestic abuse and substance abuse disorder with many struggles. Sussmann recommended working on staying in the pres-

people being cut o from their normal routines. “We set up the telephone line where we had our profes- ent and taking things one day at a time, reminding people

“ ese are issues that thrive on isolation and so if people are sionals respond and problem-solve, troubleshoot,” Orth said. that they can always reset their day,use mindfulness and dis-

stuck at home and struggling, that is also an issue and a fear “We connect people to our mental health community-based tract themselves and focus on the things they like to keep

of mine that people are su ering in silence,”Marinelli said. agencies, and we’re also fortunate to have about 60 clinicians their mind in the present.

She added that people are having to overcome the ob- who are providing pro bono services for those people who may “ is too shall pass. We’re going to get through this to-

stacle of reaching out through digital platforms to seek help. be struggling and really don’t need long-term treatment, but gether and it’s important to stay positive and do your best to

However, some organizations have come up with ways to just need somebody to talk to and some short-term support.” stay in the present,”Sussmann said.

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Happily Ever After Using Instacart?
Have a heart

your boss

sends a BRIAN


wide email to

gripe about

a handful of

employees? Maybe the co ee isn’t being re lled,

or the trash is over owing, or somebody keeps

setting the thermostat to an ungodly low tem-


Whatever the reason, just about anybody who’s

An intellectual infodemic worked in an o ce setting has received an email

of this nature. e goal is to curb bad behavior

without singling anybody out. But unless handled

In past columns, I’ve touted the carefully, it can have the opposite e ect. e
importance of critical thinking,
while simultaneously sounding the rather the 5G cellular networks. guilty party, lacking either self-awareness or moral
alarm against irrationality, especially in Addressing the origins “debate”, re-
the form of conspiracy theories, regard- MY capacity, neither cares nor realizes the email is
less whether that irrationality is fueled PERSPECTIVE searchers at the Ohio State University
by prejudice, self-interest, hatred, power, lab dismissed the 5G claim. After ex- about them while well-behaved employees feel
group identity, mysticism, or stupidity. JAMES amining the virus, they stated unequiv-
MARTORANO ocally: “there is no credible evidence resentful over being reprimanded for somebody
e stakes, I have suggested, can be as of genetic engineering”. ey can say
serious as the very survival of the species. well as other countries have promoted that because if it had been engineered, else’s actions.
When I made that claim, I never imag- the notion that the U.S. had produced the virus’s genome would have been al-
ined that, in my lifetime, a real test of it as a bio weapon against China, tered and there would have been signs What I’m trying to say is, don’t take what I’m
our prowess as rational creatures would of inserted gene sequences. Instead,
occur on a global level. Yet, here we are. 4) Iran claims it is a Western plot they found the exact randomness you about to say personally if it doesn’t apply to you.
that was planted there (in Iran) to sup- would expect to discover in a new virus
Will we survive the present crisis? press the vote, that had evolved naturally. I started working as soon as I was old enough.
Yes, we will. But this awful pandemic
has brought into focus the vital im- 5) Italy’s rightwing blamed China Moving beyond the various con- Beginning at 15 years old and continuing through
portance of critical thinking and the for developing it from bats and rats, spiracy theories of its origins, the next
dangers of doing otherwise. By critical epic battle of reason vs. insanity centers college, I worked various jobs at a grocery store, a
thinking, I mean determining whether 6) Rightwing groups in the United on the question: what do we do next?
beliefs, claims, or positions are ratio- States initially denied the existence of Here, the Internet is awash with bogus pizza place, and a retail store.
nally justi ed, and whether they are the virus in the rst place, claims of home remedies, like drinking
supported by arguments that conform bleach, which in some instances have e older I get, the more I realize how valuable
to the principles of sound reasoning. 7) Rightwing groups claimed it proven fatal to unknowing believers.
On the one hand, we have witnessed was the Chinese or democrats (or Pastors who claim to speak directly to those years were for me. Nothing has taught me
the scientists whose warnings and dire both) who planted it to destroy Presi- God have promoted theories of both
predictions have been born out by the dent Trump, the virus’s origin and our response to it to be a better citizen than working in the retail/
reality of sickness and death. On the so reckless that they have placed many
other hand, we have seen a growing vi- 8) Even though acknowledging its parishioners’ lives in harm’s way. service industries. We’d be a much more under-
rus of misinformation (“an infodemic”) existence, some extremist groups claim
and irrationality, the cost of which can its potency is exaggerated and the In times like this, it is natural for standing society if every American was required
never truly be measured. governmental response is a plot by the people to seek solace by embracing any
media and democrats to destroy the theory that could conceivably dimin- to work in them for at least a few months of their
e tenor and variety of the irratio- economy, ish fear. at is why the present crisis
nal responses to the virus’s origins are has proven to be a veritable Petri dish life.
certainly worth noting: 9) An Alabama group claims that for our present intellectual infodemic.
sick people are being brought in by he- If we could only place all our woes at Why? Because I can’t imagine anybody’s who’s
1) e virus was planted by Bill licopter in the dead of night to infect the doorstep of our age-old enemies,
Gates to support his pharmaceutical their state, we would feel a lot more secure. ere su ered the verbal abuse and general lousy behav-
interests, has been no shortage of attempts to do
10) Republican Senator Tom Cot- precisely that by blaming old villains. ior that comes with working in these industries
2) A Chinese o cial claimed the ton of Arkansas and others have, with- An Italian man posted a video claim-
virus was introduced into China by out an iota of evidence, claimed the ing that a cure had been found but the could ever turn around and treat another human
members of the United States Army, virus had been produced in a weapons
lab in China, SEE MARTORANO PAGE 9 being with such disrespect again.
3) Leaders of Venezuela, Russia as
11) A widespread Internet-driven at brings me to Instacart, the subject of
conspiracy theory claims the cause of
the illnesses was not a virus at all but Westchester parents’ scorn these days. Nearly

every time I’ve logged onto Facebook during

this pandemic, I’ve been greeted with a new post

about somebody who’s had an unpleasant experi-

ence using Instacart, a grocery delivery service

that most people didn’t know existed a month


Many people have been understanding during

this di cult time and have shown compassion

for the workers who are risking their lives to get

you groceries, but a few others—the subject of

my “company-wide email”—are acting privileged

and rude. Not only that, but they seem have no

understanding how the service actually works.

I have some expertise in this area. Because in

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Thursday, April 23, 2020 OPINION Yorktown News – Page 9

Radio Garden of MARTORANO workers who were risking their
earthly delights lives were stealing them.
Q uarantine got you BRUCE radio stations from Reykjavik e growing cacophony of con-
down? In the mood for THE BLOG to Melbourne. So take that, Italian government is “hiding the spiracy theories coupled with the
some holiday music. COVID-19! truth.”YouTube videos make the federal government’s complicity
Try tuning in to BRUCE unsubstantiated claim that the virus in politicizing what is precisely an
Christmas Radio or Radio APAR Just for kicks, I swiped left is big government controlling the apolitical pandemic has nourished
Snow ake. and randomly stopped, only population. Perhaps before we jail an atmosphere of mistrust. When
map around, a xed circle stays to nd myself hovering over Hillary Clinton for her emails, we we are asking the citizens of the
Never heard of either? Prob- in the middle of the screen. Saint Petersburg, Russia—lis- could also blame her for the virus? world to sacri ce what are often
ably because the former is in Once I stop sliding the map tening to rap on Yo!FM. their very livelihoods by self-iso-
London, the latter in Dublin. with my nger, whichever dot is All joking aside, in uncertain lating, we need to demonstrate a
in the circle tunes to a radio sta- Heading southeast from times like these, wouldn’t it be real commitment to speaking the
No problema (excuse my bad tion in that location that starts there, I alit In historic Ho Chi reassuring for us to turn to our truth, no matter how painful.
Irish accent). playing, and a selection of other Minh City (nee Saigon), Viet- government for sound, rational,
local stations to choose from is nam, where I was serenaded on science-based advice? Yes, it would It is only when we are presented
I’ve just come across a won- displayed. Xone FM -- by a fast-talking be, but the results here too have with the scienti cally valid facts,
drously worldly (and free) mo- American pitchman. been mixed. With some excep- free from fear, partisanship or
bile app called Radio Garden. If you want to keep listening tions, the President has focused on mysticism that we can, as rational
to a station as you gad about the ose two whistle stops attacking the media rather than beings, exercise our most impor-
When opened, it displays a world virtually, you can lock in proved a bit disappointing. on nding solutions. He also has tant attribute of critical thinking
hot spot closest to your location that station, so it keeps playing When I travel to foreign lands, repeatedly pushed unproven drugs and decide for ourselves the best
with a list of available radio sta- even as you check out stations in I want to absorb their culture, despite the fact that more rigorous course of action. By doing so, we
tions within the general vicinity. other destinations. not the culture I left behind testing still needs to be done. His will live our lives true to the dic-
-- and will return to -- in my advice, “It can’t hurt” has proven to tates of Winston Churchill when
In my case, the top choice e app’s elegant simplicity homeland. be the height of irrationality and he intimated:
in the list was Midnight Cafe quickly becomes addictive, in the not scienti cally accurate. When
Radio in Flushing, N.Y., and way that social media sucks us in SEE APAR PAGE 10 supplies of personal protec- “ e truth is incontrovertible.
the second choice was Radio to its hypnotic orbit. tive equipment fell short of the Malice may attack it, ignorance
Impacto 2 in—I kid you not— need in New York, he intimated, may deride it, but in the end, there
Corona, N.Y. And just like that, I was o without evidence, that the health it is.”
on my world tour to unmask
Radio Garden’s aerial map Yes, my friends, there it is.
is pocked with green dots of
varying size, which correlates to
the population size of the place

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MARSCHHAUSER Hub, a delivery service similar to ally involve the lack of available are trying to order groceries than tip might make it worth my time,
Instacart. delivery times. is is easy to ad-
FROM PAGE 8 dress because it’s a simple case of there are “shoppers” available. depending on how far I have to
part-time as a driver for Grub- We’ll start with the most supply and demand. More people
common complaints, which usu- If you’re among the lucky few travel.Time is money, so if I can

who nabbed an open time slot, complete your $10 delivery in 25

delivery is still not guaranteed. minutes, that gives me a lot of

at’s because you’ve only com- time to complete more deliveries

pleted the rst of two steps in the and make more money.

process. e next is having your Grocery shopping, however,

o er accepted by a shopper. chews up much more of a per-

It’s important to note that son’s time than a food delivery

all of Instacart’s shoppers are does. Depending on how busy it

independent contractors. So, is, they might even have to wait

HELP WANTED when those shoppers log onto to get in the store. And don’t for-

DRIVER POSITIONS the Instacart app, they’ll see your get: ey’re shopping because, for

Part Time deliveries and the amount they’ll one reason or another, you can’t or

• Must Have a CDL get paid for completing them (tip won’t do it yourself.
(Commercial Drivers License)
and all). ese are o ers for their (Side note: If you’re healthy,
• Union Shop
• Paid Holidays services; not tasks they’re required able-bodied and don’t live with
• Minimum Run Pay Guaranteed
at 5 Hours Daily to complete. someone in a high-risk category,

CALL - 914-733-7016 It’s like with any freelance gig. do the shopping yourself. It’s no

e more o ers you accept and different than giving your seat up

successfully complete, the more to a pregnant woman or elderly

jobs you’ll be o ered in the future. person on a busy subway car.

But with demand outpacing sup- Other people need it more than

ply so greatly, Instacart can’t nd you do right now.)

enough drivers to complete your So, give them a break. ey’re

orders, so most of them remain in risking their health by spending

the waiting list inde nitely. an hour or more of their time

Often times with GrubHub, trying to nd dozens of highly

I’ve sat in my car for an hour speci c items in grocery stores

with no incoming o ers. So, in that have been picked clean.

that instance, I might jump at eir services are in high

any opportunity to make money. demand right now. at means

But the opposite is happening your tips, which shoppers see

now with Instacart shoppers. e before they accept an o er, usu-

o ers are endless, so they hold all ally determine whether your o er

the power. will be picked. Instacart, unlike

Weighing several factors (such GrubHub, unusually allows users

as price, travel, and time), these up to three days to alter the tip

independent contractors will after delivery has been completed.

compare your o ers and decide Some unsavory people have used

which ones to accept. But they’re this feature to bait shoppers with

not actually obligated to accept high tips only to decrease them

any of them because they don’t once delivery is completed, which

work for Instacart. In fact, they is despicable.

may decide none of them are ese are mostly kids or older

worth their while. folks who signed up to make few

Most of the o ers, pre-tip, extra bucks; not to work on the

are staggeringly low. I’m talking frontlines of a pandemic. Over-

below minimum wage. When night, they became “essential”

I drive for GrubHub, about 50 workers. It’s time we start treating

percent of the money I earn them like it.

comes from tips. e delivery It’s time to open your hearts—

itself, the money GrubHub pays and wallets—especially if you

me, might only be $5. But a $5 want your groceries.

APAR the list of local stations inside
the circle surfaces. So it makes
FROM PAGE 9 for a good guessing game.

CELTIC RADIO I was like a little kid as I “ ew
Ah, but my wanderlust was over” places about which I know
little. “Oh, so that little slip of a
amply rewarded when I found land mass is New Zealand, eh?”
TSF Jazz in the world jazz
capital of Paris; Radio Patra If more people let themselves
in Greece, where the distinc- be exposed to how the rest of
tive native sound of the bou- the world lives, through a fun,
zouki would make the Zorba in free app like Radio Garden, who
anyone smile; and Celtic Music knows what wonders it could do
Radio, where the jig is never up, for world peace?
thank goodness.
Dare I say it could help lessen
Another gem was the endemic our unfortunate tendency toward
sounds emanating from Etna self-regarding, knee-jerk xe-
Radio in southern Italy. You nophobia. Don’t laugh. It just
gotta lava it. might appen.

Radio Garden could do won- Bruce Apar is a writer, actor,
ders for a kid’s GQ (geography consultant, and community
quotient), or for an adult’s. None volunteer. He can be reached at
of the locations are labeled until [email protected]; 914.275.6887.
you stop sliding the map, when

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they might be able to at least nd it

if they clean out the garage a little. And when this is all over and America

receives a clean bill of health, America’s lawns will be the healthiest of all.

We spent some time tidying up our attic, where we boldly go only twice

a year, once to take down the Christmas lights and once to put them back

up. As we lifted out old items and debris I felt like Dr. Louis Leaky on an

archaeological dig. You could pinpoint the geological age that some of this

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some nd very valuable, and in fact I’m surprised we found it at all,”I

replied. ere was a group of metal rods and parts of a stand that my wife

identi ed as some sort of clothes drying rack, left by the people we bought

the house from. Could it really have been up there since before the electric

clothes dryer was invented? If you see a family with wet clothes on a sunny

day, tell them we have their drying rack. In MY house, we have something

called the “one year rule:”If you don’t use it in one entire year, it’s probably

something that will be indispensable every ve years, and you should store it

in the attic for 20 years so that if you ever do see it again, you can say, wow, I

forgot that was there- I sure could have used it 5, 10 and 15 years ago.

All my old Halloween costumes are up there in a plastic garbage bag.

ere was evidence that a mouse had been nesting in my “Dolly Llama”

out t, which I spent so long making that I couldn’t bear to throw it out.

It’s a cross between Dolly Parton with big boobs wearing a denim skirt

(which I looked surprisingly good in) and an actual llama head that I fash-

ioned out of my wife’s bathroom rug. It had a moving mouth that I could

pull with a string so I could sing “9 to 5”while accompanying myself on

the guitar. It was certainly one of the scariest Halloween costumes I ever

came up with.“Hey, that looks like my bathroom rug!”My wife said, but

I deftly de ected the blame onto our housekeeper, which is what I always

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to friends and family. When you do look at the news, be smart about
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This is not about ignoring
Staying physically active is one of problems and circumstances
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Are you eating for immune support?

BY MARY OPFER for many functions in the body, not just for Sweet and Sour Asian Cabbage and Kale
GUEST COLUMNIST bone health. ere are studies that have shown
vitamin D to play a positive role in respiratory Recipe Adapted from Rebecca Katz
Are you trying to stay healthy amidst this infections. You can consume foods like dark
virus outbreak? Supporting your immune leafy greens, salmon, sardines, and egg yolks to Ingredients:
system can reduce the risk of getting sick. name a few to increase your d levels.
1 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons tamari
e following foods and nutrients will help ZINC 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed limejuice
boost your immune system all year round. According to the World Health Organiza- 1 tablespoons Grade B maple syrup
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
EAT MORE VEGETABLES tion a mild zinc de ciency can contribute to 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
Eating more vegetables o ers you a variety a weaker immune system. Studies show zinc 2 tablespoons olive oil
supplementation can reduce the length of 4 cups stemmed and chopped kale, in bite size pieces
of phytonutrients including avonoids. ey infection. sea salt to taste
also provide antioxidants, which help ght 2 cups shredded red cabbage
o in ammation and help the gut sustain a OTHER NOTABLE FOOD CHOICES: 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
healthy immune response. Vegetables are high Coconut water: for hydration and natural
in ber, helping the micro- biome, which Directions
contains “good bacteria”. Incorporate eating potassium an electrolyte that can help keep
bell peppers, cauli ower, kiwi, broccoli and up your energy levels when ghting a virus. Put the tamari, limejuice, maple syrup, toasted sesame oil
strawberries and dark leafy greens sautéed as Plus it has antioxidants to ght oxidative and ginger in a small bowl and stir to combine.
a side dish or added to salads. damage.
Heat the olive oil in a large, deep skillet over medium high
INCREASE YOUR VITAMIN C Bananas are helpful if you have lack of heat. Add the kale and a pinch of salt and sauté for 4
Studies show vitamin C can increase the appetite or a sore throat. ey are good when minutes. Add the cabbage and another pinch of salt and
you are sick because of the vitamins and min- sauté for 2 minutes. Add the tamari mixture and cook until
body’s natural killer cells, which are especially erals like potassium, magnesium, vitamin C tender, about for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with the sesame
responsive to viruses. Vitamin C also sup- and vitamin B6 which all help strengthen our seeds and serve immediately.
ports the function of T and B cells, which immunity by increasing white blood cell pro-
interact with antibodies. Vitamin C can be duction your body’s natural defense system.
taken through supplementation and by eating (Beth Warren Nutrition)
foods like citrus fruits, broccoli, cauli ower
kiwi and sweet potatoes. Lastly, incorporate lifestyle strategies like
stress-relieving activities in your daily routine.
VITAMIN D Go for a walk out side; take a moment to nd
Many of us in the North east region are low some quite time. Try to avoid alcohol and
re ned sugars and don’t forget to wash your
in vitamin D. Vitamin D is necessary nutrient hands with soap.

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NWH safeguards in place for pregnant women and babies

BY: DR. NAVID MOOTABAR at’s why we’re limiting routine pregnancy visits at receive has not changed in any way.
GUEST WRITER the o ce to those involving important tests, ultra- What can you expect when you arrive at NWH to
sounds and bloodwork. We’ll call you to review which
We understand your worries about being pregnant visits you’ll make at our o ce, a highly safe environ- have your baby?
during the COVID-19 outbreak. So, please know that ment. We can o er you telehealth visits whenever you Up to 9 p.m., everything is the same. Simply enter
our level of care for you and your baby hasn’t changed. like.
the hospital’s main entrance and go to the third oor
e only alterations are safeguards to keep you both We continue to monitor your high-risk pregnancy Labor and Delivery Department.
safe and healthy. In fact, you’ll be relieved to know that closely.
so much about being pregnant hasn’t changed a bit. What if you arrive after 9 pm?
Take a look… and relax. You will absolutely receive your scheduled ultra- After 9 p.m., maternity patients enter through our
sounds in the o ce— a very safe environment. Besides emergency room entrance. Please don’t worry. You are
What’s always been good for a healthy pregnancy that, you’ll meet regularly with our team of maternal- in no danger of exposure. At this entrance, everyone
is good for your pregnancy now. fetal specialists via telehealth technology. ere is no is immediately screened and masked regardless of
change whatsoever in the level of care and monitoring symptoms. If you are pregnant, you bypass the ER and
Of course, reducing your exposure to the virus is the you receive. If a problem develops, our o ces are open go straight to the maternity oor. Let me emphasize:
best thing you can do. So, practice proper handwash- and we’re here for you. Always. at hasn’t changed You do not walk through the ER itself. And our safety
ing and social distancing. Beyond that? In a nutshell, one iota. protocol at the entrance means you will not be exposed
continue your normal healthy pregnancy habits. Eat to coronavirus as you pass through the door.
nutritiously. Get proper exercise in your home, perhaps If you have a scheduled C-section, it’s business as How else do we keep you and your baby safe? In
gentle yoga or low-impact movement videos. Make usual. Same with an emergency C-section all these ways:
sleep a priority. • Delivery rooms are private
Rest assured that your scheduled C-section will go • So are all postpartum rooms
Good news for pregnant women and babies ahead as planned. Because we recognize the impor- • Everyone is screened upon arrival
Based on what is known now, pregnant women are at tance of support during delivery, delivering moth- • Support partners are continually screened
no greater risk of infection from the coronavirus than ers can have one support person present. To create a • All pregnant women are tested for the virus
the rest of the population. What if you do get infected? completely safe labor and delivery environment, we’re Stay calm. Keep doing all the healthy things you’re
To date, there are no reports of the virus crossing the taking these two steps: doing. We’ve got you protected.
placenta to an unborn child, meaning as far as is known
at this point, a mother can’t transmit the virus to her • We’re screening all support people to make sure Dr. Navid Mootaba is chief of obstetrics and gynecology at
unborn baby. If you do become positive, we will treat they’re asymptomatic. We take their temperature upon Northern Westchester Hospital.
you appropriately. arrival and every 12 hours thereafter. Northwell Health Physician Partners and Caremount
Fewer office visits—same level of expert monitor- Medical OBs are o ering Telehealth visits to maternity
ing • We’re testing all women in labor and those sched- patients.
Right now, expecting mothers are safest at home. uled for a C-section upon arrival and during labor. is
is rapid, easy testing with a swab.

If you need an emergency C-section, the care you’ll

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Elder law guide to crisis planning

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Yorktown trio is proud at Marist

Embury twins and O’Meara makeup ‘pYpeline’

BY MIKE SABINI teams on our schedule, and we

CONTRIBUTING WRITER used that to our advantage, and

came out ying right from the

When it comes to lacrosse, opening whistle. We played con-

there is a direct “pYpeline” that dent, tough, and super unsel sh

runs from Yorktown to Marist lacrosse, which drove us to vic-

College, with three ex-Huskers tory.”

currently on the Marist squad. For the season, Jamison, who

ey are the Embury twins, started all six games for 3-3

sophomores Jamison and Hunt- Marist, recorded 13 goals and 8

er, and freshman Dan O’Meara, assists, which was third on the

who were each named All- team in both categories.

Americans while playing at Yor- “Jamison was having an unbe-

ktown. lievable season,” Hunter said. “I

“Playing at Marist with think his game has evolved ex-

Jamison and Dan is an unbeliev- ponentially since he stepped foot

able experience and something on campus and I think that starts

that makes me feel at home,” with his con dence and the trust

said Hunter, who plays mid- that Coach [Keegan] Wilkinson

eld. “ e Yorktown to Marist has with him. He was always a

‘pYpeline’ is strong and I can’t pass- rst guy, but I think that he

wait to add another Husker, Ed- has created a killer mindset that

die Capone, to the team in this has made his dodging elite, on

upcoming season. All in all, it’s top of lifting, running, and get-

a dream come true to have my ting extra reps outside of prac-

twin brother and friends from tice.”

home to play lacrosse with, for For O’Meara, it has helped

the next couple of years.” having the Embury twins, who

Jamison is grateful to being were both Academic All-Amer-

able to play with two fellow icans at Yorktown, on the same

Huskers as well. team in his rst year of college

“Playing alongside fellow lacrosse.

Yorktown teammates, Dan “Having the Emburys already

O’Meara, and my brother Hunt- playing at Marist for a year before

er Embury, is a dream come I came de nitely helped my ad-

true,”Jamison said.“It’s awesome justment,” said O’Meara, a goalie. FILE PHOTO/BOB CASTNER

being around them around 24/7. “When I rst got on campus, and Hunter Embury and Jamison Embury with the Murphy Cup after defeating Lakeland/Panas in 2017
On and o the eld we have that even before, the Emburys were

super strong bond and connec- telling me what to expect and

tion, and we’re truly best friends. what helped them their fresh-

We love being able to reminisce man year, so that was a huge help.

about special Yorktown mo- ey’re both characters as well,

ments we’ve shared together and so they’re always having fun no

try to bring a piece of that cul- matter the situation, which rubs

ture with us to Marist. Yorktown o on the team. Also, my brother,

is a part of who we are, and it’s Conor, graduated Marist in 2019,

embedded in our DNA. ere’s and he was the manager of the la-

no better guys and I’m grateful crosse team to, so I already knew

to be their teammate.” some of the guys on the team, so

Jamison provided the biggest that helped with my adjustments

highlight of the Marist season as well.”

before it was canceled because O’Meara said the biggest

of COVID-19. He led the Red adjustment from high school

Foxes to a 17-9 upset against to college lacrosse is probably

Army on Feb. 18, tallying a the speed at which the game is

career-high 7 points on 4 goals played, which is much quicker in

and a career-high 3 assists. college.

“It was an unbelievable feel- “ e ball movement is much

ing beating that Army team; faster and everything happens

something I’ll never forget,” said quicker with less margin for er-

Jamison, who plays attack. “We ror,” O’Meara said. “Also, as a FILE PHOTO/DEENA BELL

had just previously lost a tight goalie, a change from high school Dan O’Meara in goal for Yorktown.
game to Richmond, a game we is that three or four guys would

felt we should have won. at have very fast shots on the team, Unfortunately, the Yorktown us we needed to meet in the locker team. ere wasn’t a dry eye in the

fueled everyone on our team, but in college everyone is able to trio will have to wait until next sea- room as soon as possible,” Jamison locker room. We had to hug it out,

and we viewed Army as an op- shoot at a high level. So just get- son to play again. said. “At that point, the Ivy League and it was truly upsetting to look

portunity to show everyone that ting comfortable with the speed “We were on our way to practice, had already canceled and we as- across the room and try and put

we’re for real. We know we al- of the game takes some getting routine as usual, until we all got a sumed the worst.Coach then broke myself in the shoes of our seniors.

ways get overlooked by other used to at rst.” group message from coach.He told the news to all of us together as a It still doesn’t feel real to me.”

Thursday, April 23, 2020 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 21


On either coast, Concialdi shines

Yorktown grad led No. 7 USC’s attack

BY MIKE SABINI Highlighting Concialdi’s campaign was was a great way to kick of

CONTRIBUTING WRITER the stretch between Feb. 17-23, when she the season, it’s a shame we

was named PAC-12 O ensive Player of didn’t get to nish it o .”

Emily Concialdi, a two-time lacrosse the Week. It was the second time in her USC came into this

All-American at Yorktown, has spent the career she had earned that prestigious season with plenty of mo-

last ve years, including this past season honor. mentum after winning its

as a graduate student, at the University of In a 18-9 home victory on Feb. 21 rst PAC-12 champion-

Southern California. against then No. 15 Boston College, Con- ship and third league tour-

e Trojans were the No. 7 ranked team cialdi, recorded her ninth career hat trick, nament championship a

in the country before the COVID-19 vi- while displaying her all-around ability year ago.

rus ended their season. against the Eagles. “Winning the PAC-12

“Playing lacrosse on the West Coast She registered 4 goals, 3 ground balls, championship was one

gave me a new perspective on the game,” and also stole the ball out of the goalie’s of the most exciting la-

said Concialdi, who plays attack. “As com- clearance pass, and registered an empty- crosse moments of my

pared to Yorktown, lacrosse is not nearly net goal to ignite a 6-0 run, which put the career,” Concialdi said. “It

as popular in Southern California. It was Trojans in front for the rest of the game. was amazing getting the

amazing having the chance to play at USC e win against Boston College was chance to compete in the

and grow the game of lacrosse out west.” the Trojans rst in six contests against the NCAA tournament and

Playing on the West Coast has its pros Eagles. representing the PAC-12.”

and cons. Concialdi also shined in a 14-6 victory While Concialdi played

“One advantage of West-Coast lacrosse against visiting San Diego State Universi- her college ball 3,000

is that we get to play in great weather all ty on Feb. 23. She tallied 2 goals, 2 assists, miles away, the lessons she

year-round,” Concialdi said. “ e disad- 4 ground balls, and forced 3 turnovers in learned playing for the leg-

vantage is that we constantly are ying all the win against the Aztecs, giving the Tro- endary Husker program

over the country to play opponents.” jans their fourth straight victory to start have always stayed with FILE PHOTO/JIM MACLEAN
her. Emily Concialdi was an All-American at Yorktown.
Concialdi led the 6-0 Trojans in goals the season.

(16), assists (6), and points (22) this sea- “It was great to win an award after such “Growing up in York-

son. a fun weekend of some big wins,” Con- town and getting to play 2006. I always wanted to do the same and

“Going into this season, knowing it was cialdi said. “I was hyped up after our win lacrosse is something that I am really held myself to a high standard. I also was

my last year of lacrosse, I did all I could do against BC and tried to keep the momen- grateful for,” Concialdi said. “I grew up fortunate enough to be coached by Ellen

prepare in order to have no regrets,” Con- tum going. I’m lucky to have teammates watching my sisters play. I still remember Mager, who prepared us well for playing at

cialdi said. who set me up and made me look good. It when they won the state championship in the higher level.”

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grabs a loose CONTRIBUTING WRITER “I am excited to learn and trainer. Going on runs and
ball for the working out is helping me stay
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of Lakeland/Panas, will con- new teammates,” Nieves said. “I
FILE PHOTO/ tinue her lacrosse career at La am hoping to help the team in As much as she is looking
ROB DIANTONIO Salle University (Philadelphia). every way I can.” forward to playing at La Salle,
Nieves still badly wants to put
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e value of coaching

Coaches don’t stop coaching Somers I can sell you. about you, but spending a tenth Not to mention, they’re MARSH
just because schools are closed. Second, in my best Allen of a percent of your district’s probably working harder MADNESS
budget on positive adult in u- now than ever before. For
To most of you, particularly Iverson voice, we’re talking ences to support your children proof, look no further than BRIAN
parents of student-athletes, I fractions. Coaches and their in Somers, where track and MARSCHHAUSER
might as well be telling you that assistants, whose stipends during perhaps the most
the sky is blue. But a segment almost never exceed four stressful time of their lives eld coaches have organized a Over in Yorktown, softball
of the population, perhaps just a digits, don’t make a seems like a pretty fair deal. virtual meet for their student- coaches are encouraging play-
vocal minority, is under the mis- dent in your school Taxpayers have every athletes. Coaches are also orga- ers to have fun with their daily
taken impression that coaches district’s budget. right to question nizing video chats, maintaining Zoom chats. emed days so far
are enjoying a taxpayer-funded In Katonah- how their money group text messages, developing include “Neon Day,” “Silly Sock
vacation while practices and Lewisboro, for is being spent, home training routines, shar- Day,” and “Wacky Wednesday.”
games remain canceled. example, the but call- ing resources, assisting with
$151,949 ing what recruiting, and lifting spirits. In Mahopac, head foot-
One aggravated chap, in a that 33 coaches do Many teams, like the York- ball coach Dom DeMatteo is
social media post I stumbled coaches “no-show town baseball team, have also encouraging student-athletes
upon weeks ago, accused his were set to work” is a led fundraisers to bene t local to #stayconnected by posting
local school district of “spend- make this slap in the organizations. videos of their unique home
ing unnecessary tax dollars for spring (an face. Do workouts to Twitter (@Ma-
extra pay for no-show work at average people re- Since the pandemic forced hopacFB). From curling water
the expense of taxpayers who of $4,604 ally think they schools to close in mid-March, kegs to making homemade
might be getting crushed by the per coach), start working I’ve been in close contact with bench presses out of cardboard
current situation.” makes up on the rst day coaches in Lakeland, Katonah- boxes, it’s hard not to be im-
0.13 percent of of practice? Fall Lewisboro, Mahopac North Sa- pressed by their ingenuity.
First, if school districts the district’s $110 coaches are already pre- lem, Somers and Yorktown. All
stopped funding spring sports, million budget. paring for their 2020 have told me the same thing: Sure, holding kids account-
do you really think that money seasons. Communicating with their kids able through a computer is
is going back to the taxpayers? I don’t know is the highlight of their day. tough work. at’s why coaches
If so, I’ve got an elephant in have turned to social media and
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Thursday, April 23, 2020 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE Yorktown News – Page 27

LEGALS the Town Clerk, 363 Underhill

FROM PAGE 25 Avenue, Yorktown Heights, NY

10598, marked: “Bid: John Deere

SWEETS LLC Art. Of Org. OEM Parts.”

led with SSNY on 01/22/2020. e Town Board reserves the

O ce Location: Westchester right to reject any and all bids

County. SSNY designated as and to accept that bid which

agent of the LLC upon whom is deemed most favorable to

process against it may be served. the interests of the Town of

SSNY shall mail process to: Yorktown.

20 Pamela Lane, Valhalla, NY DIANA L. QUAST, TOWN

10595. Purpose: any lawful CLERK



Notice of Formation of

Pixeltone LLC Art. Of Org. led NOTICE TO BIDDERS
with SSNY on 3/11/2020. O ce

Location: Westchester. SSNY NOTICE IS HEREBY

designated as agent of the LLC GIVEN that sealed bids will

upon whom process against it be received by the Town Clerk,

may be served. SSNY shall mail Town of Yorktown, Westchester

process to: 37 Rocky Ridge, County, NY until 11:00 A.M. The historic Hyatt House
sustained damage in recent
Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567. on June 2, 2020 at the Town windstorm.

Purpose: any lawful purpose. Hall, 363 Underhill Avenue, PHOTO: KATHERINE BORCHERT

for Cummins OEM Parts.
Notice of Formation of Zeak Speci cations may be obtained at
rough the program,
Holdings, LLC. Art. Of Org. the o ce of the Town Clerk in plaques designating the ba-
sic facts about each house’s
led with SSNY on 01/27/2020. said Town Hall or on the Town’s history are fabricated and
installed on or around the
O ce Location: Westchester website, home. YLPC will work with
each homeowner on ap-
County. Registered Agents under “Bids and RFPs.” propriate wording for the
plaque and will assist in
Inc., at 90 State St., Suite 700, e Bidder assumes the risk research. e cost for the
application and the plaque
O ce 40, Albany, NY 12207 is of any delay in the mail or in is $100. Applications are
available online at www.
designated as agent of the LLC the handling of the mail by
or by emailing [email protected]
upon whom process against the employees of the Town of

it may be served. Registered Yorktown. Whether sent by mail APARPR

Agents Inc. shall mail process to or means of personal delivery, the PUBLICITY WITH PERSONALITY

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LLC FORMATION NOTICE All bids are to be returned to (914) 275-6887 | [email protected]
the Town Clerk, 363 Underhill
Notice of Formation of Rollin’ Avenue, Yorktown Heights, NY

Freight LLC. Art. Of Org. led 10598, marked: “Bid: Cummins

with SSNY on 4/6/2020. O ce OEM Parts.”

Location: Westchester. SSNY e Town Board reserves the

designated as agent of the LLC right to reject any and all bids

upon whom process against it and to accept that bid which

may be served. SSNY shall mail is deemed most favorable to

process to: Kyli Garrett 262 So. the interests of the Town of

9th Ave. Apt. D Mount Vernon Yorktown.

NY 10550. Purpose: any lawful DIANA L. QUAST, TOWN

purpose. CLERK



GIVEN that sealed bids will

be received by the Town Clerk, NOTICE OF ANNUAL
Town of Yorktown, Westchester MEMBERS’ MEETING:
County, NY until 11:00 A.M.

on June 2, 2020 at the Town e Quarter Century Wireless

Hall, 363 Underhill Avenue, Association, Inc. 2380 Mohansic

Yorktown Heights, N.Y. 10598 Ave., Yorktown Heights, NY

for John Deere OEM Parts. 10598 (QCWA) pursuant to

Speci cations may be obtained at NY’s N-PCL §605(a) hereby

the o ce of the Town Clerk in gives notice of the annual

said Town Hall or on the Town’s meeting to be held at 729

website, Harvest Hills Drive NE, Calgary,

under “Bids and RFPs.” Alberta, Canada, on Saturday,

e Bidder assumes the risk May 16, 2020 at 1:45 PM (EDT)

of any delay in the mail or in to present its annual report in

the handling of the mail by accordance with the provisions

the employees of the Town of of NY’s N-PCL §519 and to

Yorktown. Whether sent by mail transact such other business as

or means of personal delivery, the may properly come before the

Bidder assumes the responsibility meeting or any adjournments or

for having the bids in at the time postponements thereof. Dated:

and the place speci ed above. April 23, 2020. By: James Perry,

All bids are to be returned to Secretary.

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