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NYSEG raises rates, but Pegasus
promises improvements Therapeutic
BY CAROL REIF $5.54 respectively. Brewster recently
STAFF WRITER Gas-delivery rates will go up 0.8 percent asked the public
is fall, NYSEG customers will have and 1.6 percent in the second and third rate its quest for
to dig a little deeper to pay their electricity years. Monthly bill will go up 55 cents and an “Essential
bills. $1.20 respectively for the average residential Services
gas hearing customer. Designation”
On Monday, June 22, the utility an- from New York
nounced it had led a proposed rate case “ e settlement led today puts custom- state.
settlement with the New York Public Ser- ers rst and, upon approval, will provide
vice Commission. immediate COVID-19 relief to residential PHOTO COURTESY
and commercial customers, while also lim- OF PEGASUS
e subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc., iting the rate impact to ensure that NY- THERAPEUTIC RIDING
said the proposed agreement had “earned SEG and RG&E customers will continue
support from stakeholders that include cus- to have among the lowest electric and gas Pegasus seeks to help
tomer groups, industry, governmental and rates in the state,”said Carl A.Taylor, presi- ﬁrst responders with its
environmental interests.” dent and CEO of NYSEG and Rochester Equus Effect program
Gas and Electric Corp.
More than 20 parties signed the agree- BY CAROL REIF North Salem, just over the Westchester-
ment,it added,after months of negotiations e proposed plan will help the utility STAFF WRITER Putnam county line. It draws clients from
and “thoughtful discussions” about how the make “much needed investment” in its in- all over the area.
company could “best serve customers in frastructure. A local equine-assist program is hoping
light of the COVID-19 pandemic.” to gallop ahead of an anticipated wave of Pegasus’s certi ed instructors and horse
It promised that using technology to partners already work with war veterans and
e electrical rate increases were sup- make the system “more resilient” and im- rst responders struggling with the corona- others with post-traumatic stress disorder. It
posed to have taken place in May, but were prove the “customer experience.” virus pandemic’s mental-health impacts. also serves disadvantaged youths and adults
postponed because of the coronavirus crisis and children with special physical and men-
and its devastating economic impact. e company is, Taylor said, committed Noting that June is PTSD Awareness tal needs.
to building “more economic, social, and en- Month, Pegasus erapeutic Riding in
It goes into e ect on Oct. 1. vironmentally sustainable communities” in Brewster recently asked the public to sup- Now it wants to be there for rst re-
In the rst year of the increase, rates will the areas it serves. port its quest for an “Essential Services Des- sponders.
go up 4.6 percent. is means that NYSEG ignation”from New York state.
electric customers will pay 2.3 percent, or NYSEG said the settlement provides up SEE PEGASUS PAGE 3
$2.49, more per month. to $16.5 million for COVID-19 relief for e Peach Lake Road facility is near
its “most vulnerable residential and small
ere will be no rate hikes for natural gas commercial business customers.”
in the rst year, NYSEG said.
e money will be distributed by the
In years two and three of the settlement’s utility through $100 bill credits and in three
implementation, NYSEG electric delivery phases, starting in October, pending regula-
increase will be 9.1 percent in each year. tory approval.
e average residential customer can ex- SEE NYSEG PAGE 3
pect a monthly electric bill hike of $4.13 to
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The Staff Friends of Karen receives $20K county grant
EDITORIAL TEAM BY CAROL REIF his car so he could drive to work instead of wrap its arms around you,” either literally or
STAFF WRITER taking a bus or train where he would be more metaphorically, Factor said then.
[email protected] likely to be exposed to the coronavirus. e crisis also quashed two major fundrais-
BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER ose already reeling from the trauma of According to the organization, funding ing events and forced the postponement of
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[email protected] having children with life-threatening illnesses wouldn’t have “been possible without the ad- a walk/run planned in conjunction with the
ADVERTISING TEAM now have to cope with the pandemic, as well. vocacy” of county Legislator Kitley S. Covill. Long Island Marathon. at meant a loss of
at puts all family members at risk, says the “Friends of Karen is a critical organization some $30,000, an amount that would have
[email protected] director of Friends of Karen, a North Salem- that helps so many families in crisis in West- covered the expenses of as many as 100 fami-
PAUL FORHAN based organization that is literally a lifeline for chester. I am happy we were able to add nan- lies.
[email protected] hundreds of critically ill kids in the tri-state cial support to aid families with the challenges About 35 percent of the group’s families live
845-621-4049 area. of a sick child,” Covill said. below the poverty level. And when one parent
JENNIFER CONNELLY It, like other nonpro ts nancially impacted Calling the grant a “godsend,” Factor has to stay home to care for an ailing child, it
[email protected] by the COVID-19 crisis, has been scrambling thanked Covill and the county Board of Leg- can quickly turn an already fragile nancial
914-202-2941 to make sure it can continue to provide as many islators “for recognizing the dire situation these situation into disaster, especially if the working
SHELLEY KILCOYNE services and as much support as possible. Last families are facing.” parent then loses his or her job.
CO-FOUNDER week, it announced it was receiving a lifeline e pandemic forced Friends of Karen to Friends of Karen currently serves about 350
[email protected] of its own: a $20,000 grant from Westchester suspend home and hospital visits. In March, families each month. Counting siblings, that
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/DESIGNER County. however, Factor promised that “Friends of translates into more than 1,000 children. Its
PRODUCTION TEAM e funds will be used to provide guidance Karen will remain by our families’side no mat- social workers each handle 50 cases.
TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL
CREATIVE DIRECTOR by a skilled social worker for Friends of Karen ter what the circumstances are.”
PHOTOGRAPHER clients. It will also pay for child are, transporta- It has continued to cover illness-related and HOW TO HELP
tion to hospitals for treatment and utility bills everyday living expenses. Ongoing emotional To donate, visit friendsofkaren.org or send a
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Eighty-three cents of every dollar it raises Social distancing may help slow the spread Its Westchester headquarters can be reached
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They Don’t Belong Chocolate only. Pollinators pollinate plants, owers, and even food.
BY ISAAC ROUSE Some have nests and some have hives. Others have caves and
Did you know there is a war going on? A war against invasive species. Invasive some even like chocolate. Di erent pollinators pollinate Fif
species harm the environment. We cause it, we x it. Humans cause invasive species. di erent plants. And some are even needed so the plants
And we are working on stopping these pests. Invasive species are negatively a ecting survive and reproduce.
What do pollinators provide us with? e
Humans cause invasive disasters . Giant hogweed spreads very easily and it came rainforest! e rainforest is very important and
from us. Most invasive species were brought here by accident, but some were on
purpose. Most invasive species have come from Europe and asia. Some invasive plants without pollinators the rainforest would die
come from di erent countries across the world. As you can see, humans play a big role
in invasive species. out.It would die out because all of the plants grad
thriving there wouldn’t be able to reproduce
ere are ways we can help stop invasive plants and insects. IPM (Integrated Pest because of the loss of pollinators. Our
Management) is helping stop pests. 90 percent of the plant eating bugs are specialized. vitamins A,C,E are all provided by the bees.
ey only eat certain plants so some native plants are safe from invasive bugs. ese keep us healthy and come in avorful
Milkweed is good for butter ies and caterpillars,but is often taken down in gardens
and replaced with other plants. is kills the butter ies. An insect expert is called an gummies and shapes. Almonds, apples, speak
entomologist. they are very helpful in nding ways to get rid of these species. e IPM brussel sprouts, and co ee are also provided
is a process that studies invasive species and how to stop them. We can help by planting by pollinators. Your cotton that your wear
non invasive plants. ese are a few ways we can all help. was pollinated by our pollinators too.
Did you know that invasive plants and insects harm the environment? Didymo What is pollination, well our pollinators
(rock snot) has caused many swimmers to slip and fall over the years . e asian claim
is as big as a dime and can kill ecosystems. e giant hogweed is beautiful but invasive move from plant to ower while searching
and gives you nasty rashes. People mistake it for a normal ower and get hurt. Giant
hogweed gets very tall and bushy and takes over other plants. If you want an example for proteins and high energy pollen to eat. The following are
of a really horrible invasive species, the Kudzu plant is one. It can take over entire trees, Bees are dusted by a plant or owers nectar
forests, and even buildings!
that they pick up from their bodies. Bees feed by PQ elementa
Finally, Invasive species are negatively a ecting our environment. We cause, they o of the owers and transport pollen from ﬁfth grade on
harm, we x. I suggest you plant a little garden in your free time. Plant milkweed to place to place. Bees help the plants reproduce
help caterpillars grow into butter ies. We bring the foreign plants and creatures with us
everywhere. So the question is: who is the invasive species, them...or us? and grow more. When di erent parts of a ower environmen
move together after being pollinated by bees.
Save the Pollinators!
Pollination helps the plants so that they can drop
BY CASSIDY HOREL
and spread their seeds. But not only do bees pollinate
We all love honey one way or another right? And everyone loves watching butter ies
y too! Well what if I told you that pollinators like bees and butter ies are in trouble but so do many other animals for example the lizard helps
and they consist of small mammals like bats as well! What you can do to help is get a
bee savior card or even help make homes for the million types of bees living. You could pollinate. e lizard peels o the calyptra of the plant making
even make a birdfeeder out of a pinecone.
Pollinators are very important and some of them you would have never thought the plant accessible for the insects to pollinate. Afterwards the lizard
pollinate. Lots of small mammals including moths, ies, and bats are pollinators.
eats the calyptra and goes to the next ower.
ough the ones we recognize most are bees. Other pollinators consist of wasps, beetles,
lizards, and bats. A pollinator named the Chocolate Midge specialties in pollinating Pollinators are in trouble. We need to help them! ink about everything they give
us and how unique and special they are. Some plants even depend on them! Some of
them might sting but that’s only their defense mechanisms. Remember it’s as simple
as creating a bird feeder out of a pinecone or even planting a milkweed ower which
should attract many monarch butter ies! Trust me it would really sting if the pollinators
Will There Be Any Animals In The Future?
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Did you know that even one move you make without knowing can a ect an endangered
animal? ere are approximately over 1,540 species that are endangered over the world.
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countries are setting laws and boundaries and you yourself can BY ANDREW ODISHU
fth take action right now. I’m here today to inform you and e ocean holds a very valuable resource, water. But did you know only 1% is clean?
others that if we do our jobs we can save animals together. at is like a sip of a whole co ee mug and we don’t even realize it. is is harmful
Why are animals going endangered because of due to water pollution. Since some land animals need to drink water most need the
humans? One reason why a lot of animals are being clean water. So this is one reason why many land animals are endangered.
hunted because of their gorgeous furs and oils. I Sealife is a ected by pollution. One way sealife is a ected by pollution is that
one third of the Atlantic oceans water is polluted and that one third of the ocean is
think humans that hunt endangered animals are the most popular part for sh, sharks, turtles, etc. is is very bad for animals since
they have to migrate from the spots with the most food. Water pollution can a ect
ders cruel and sel sh. Another reason is species have the animals since it’s harder to swim and they most likely will su ocate. Animals
lost their habitat or genetic variations, genetic who feed on the underwater plants will be polluted most likely killing the animal
variations are how you get your hair color, if it eats it. e last fact about water pollution is that it mostly a ects these really
important sealife animals ; seabirds, sh, sea turtles and aquatic mammals, like
eye color and more. A third reason is over dolphins, manatees and sea lions. is is why we should help stop water pollution. It
ruins our water.
hunting has a very overwhelming impact on Water gets polluted in many di erent ways. ere are some things we can do to
help our waters. Batteries can get slipped into the ocean which is horrible for the
ak out animals, as the human population rises so sh because of Mercury. Single use co ee cups are bad for the environment because
does the urge for food. e last reason why there are so many of them, which is weird because there are many non single-use
animals are endangered because of humans cups that companies like Tim Hortons, Starbucks, and Dunkin’ Donuts sell. Single
are in some places where animals live, have use co ee cups also can get into the ocean that most sea animals mistake for food..
droughts and have no resources of water A large margin of lakes and rivers are too polluted for animals to swim in. When air
pollution comes in contact with water it can make a chemical which makes acid rain.
that’s why you should conserve your water Acid rain can be really bad to sea life and humans because it is a bad acid. ese are
just a few ways our ocean gets polluted.
editorials written and only take what you need. People need to start conserving water to help our sea life. One idea would be to ll
What are countries doing to help up a gallon of water and place it in the back of your toilet tank. It will take up some
space but it will keep over 5,000 gallons of water from sinking into the water drain.
ary students in endangered animals? Some countries have Another simple suggestion would be to turn o your water when you are brushing
n a number of refugee camps just for endangered animals. your teeth. Keeping water running while brushing teeth is actually common. One
very helpful tip is that you turn the Faucet o and it will save you water and save
e U.S has a law that prohibits U.S citizens our planet. A dripping faucet can waste up to around 20 gallons of water which
can waste a very valuable resource. A third suggestion would be to use Eco friendly
ntal issues. from taking endangered animals out of their products. ese products can actually keep us healthy because materials in them don’t
natural habitat. Also shooting, trapping, or forcing actually have harmful components or harmful chemicals. An example of an eco-
friendly product might be reusable water bottles. We should use metal and paper or
a threatened or endangered animal into captivity is reusable plastic since it helps the planet a lot. ese are ways to help our sea life from
illegal. And hunters that fail to follow laws protecting
ese are only some ways plastic in the ocean can a ect the planet. Plastic in
endangered animals will pay very heavy nes and penalties. the ocean also contributes to water pollution which can kill over a million humans,
plants and animals. We need to conserve water since only 1% is clean. And we need
You may or may not have heard of the Red List but the red list to save the ocean. Sealife is very important and we can’t lose it because we were being
careless. ese are the reasons why we should keep plastic away from oceans Because
alerts organizations and governments about endangered animals. eir it can harm our planet as a whole.
list has 4 levels of the designation system 1. “ reatened” 2. “Vulnerable” 3.
“Endangered” and then 4. “Critically endangered.” And each year they release a new
list containing animals that are not endangered anymore or animals that have become
endangered over the year span.
What are things you can do to prevent endangered animals? One thing you can do is
plant native ora, it’s a great fun way to help endangered animals around you. Another
thing you can do is when you put out bird baths beforehand you should always clean
and disinfect them because you want to kill germs and bacteria before letting animals
get in it. Also you shouldn’t buy ivory or any other product that likely requires killing
of endangered animals. And last but not least you shouldn’t use toxic herbicides or
pesticides. is is because they are pollutants and a ect the animal’s life around you.
In conclusion, if we all stand up as one and do our own job we can stop the chain
of endangered animals. Wouldn’t you want to be satis ed knowing that no animal is
at risk of being extinct? Even though we have countries trying to help there are some
easy ways you can help to. Animals are endangered because of us, and it’s our job to x
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CAMPAGNA something fun and di erent. I Wafﬂe Wednesday the ﬂour, baking powder,
decided then and there to have Wafﬂes sugar, salt, cinnamon and
FROM PAGE 6 Wa e Wednesday in the back Ingredients nutmeg.
court yard of the dorm. Wa e In a medium bowl beat the egg
would dance all day. Once at Wednesday was started by 2 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour whites with a hand mixer until
Lincoln Center, I was to stand at my mother who, in the sum- 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder stiff peaks form. Set aside.
the doorway of the dance studios mers would make wa es and 3 Tablespoons Sugar In a separate medium bowl
careful not to attract attention to ice cream for dinner. I asked 1/2 teaspoon Salt mix together the egg yolks,
myself and monitor each dancer another chaperone to make sure 2 teaspoons Cinnamon vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla
to make sure nothing was hap- they all got back safely and got 2 teaspoons grated Nutmeg extract.
pening that would interfere with o at the next subway stop. Pur- 2 Large Eggs Separated Add the egg yolk mixture to the
their lessons. I would hand out chasing a wa e iron in Manhat- 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil dry ingredients and mix well.
an occasional ice pack and ll tan is not an easy feat. I found a 2 Cups Milk Gently fold in the egg whites.
out an incident report, hand out department store in the subway 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract Pour the batter onto your hot
a tissue for the tears when they and lugged that wa e iron on Instructions wafﬂe iron and cook according
didn’t get the front row line in the subway and walked the eight to your taste (soft/crispy
the class, run to a doctor’s o ce blocks back to the dorm from Preheat your wafﬂe iron, spray wafﬂes)
or an emergency room across Grand Central Station. Sex in with non-stick cooking spray Serve immediately with
town for twisted tendons and the City it was not, it was more and set aside. favorite toppings such as fruit,
broken ngers when the partner like e Schlep in the City. In a large bowl whisk together ice cream, whipped cream,
lifted and turned the wrong When I arrived my daughter chocolate/caramel sauces.
way, and ll out more incident asked me if I was caught in the
reports. rain as I was soaking wet. I with ice cream and they could dark to cook. It was then and to chaperone, as my daughter
said no that I was just sweaty not get enough. When my mix there that it was declared that was accepted for a second sum-
Watching these dancers, I from the summer heat and the had run out, there was a search Wa e Wednesday would con- mer and Wa e Wednesday was
witnessed what dedication, subways. party sent to the store to buy tinue on for the remainder of the already a xture on the schedule.
passion and loving what you do more. at rst Wa e Wednes- intensive, another ve weeks. Perhaps it’s a xture across the
really looked like. I began to I had told my daughter to day ended only when it was too globe too.
have a bond with the dancers, run to the nearby grocery store I went back the following year
dancers from all ages and from and pick up a box of wa e mix
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Can I kick it?
Yes, you can (with some exceptions)
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER e Greater Hudson Valley
SPORTS EDITOR Baseball League, the largest league
in the area with over 700 teams par-
Organized sports such as soccer, ticipating throughout the year, was
baseball and softball—among those scheduled to play its rst game in
considered to be low or moderate Connecticut on July 2, and games
risk by New York State—are set to are set to begin in New York on July
resume play on Monday, July 6, in 6.
regions that have reached Phase 3 “New York has done a great job
of the state’s four-phased reopening managing the curve,” said David
plan. Zaslaw, GHVBL founder and
It will be business as usual for president.
many sports, which can resume all Zaslaw said that the league’s
games and practices,except for tour- schedule depends on town and
naments or events with multiple county o cials opening the elds so
games in one day. teams can play. School elds are o
the table until Phase 4.
SOCCER “Some towns are ready to open
Soccer was a late addition to the practices and then have games,”
list of moderate-risk sports. It was he said. “And some (lower West-
initially placed in the high-risk chester) aren’t quite ready. It really
category with football, wrestling, depends on the town...All of the
ice hockey, rugby, basketball, vol- Mid-Hudson region will be able FILE PHOTO/DEENA BELL
leyball, contact lacrosse, martial arts, to play baseball by [July 6]. And it’s
The North Salem 15U team poses for a photo after capturing the GHVBL championship in 2017.
and competitive cheer/dance. ose up to the coaches to come up with
sports can only resume individual or the elds to play on. But I have very
distanced group training. Practices high con dence they will get elds.” Many Somers parents, Marcus
and games are still prohibited. e GHVBL has 440 teams reg- said, are eager for the season to be-
“We’re going to hit the elds on istered for this summer’s 42-game gin.
July 7,”said Chris Rietsch, president schedule—and they registered “ ere are always exceptions.
of John Jay Futbol Club and var- about a month ago, well into the ere are some who have concerns,”
sity soccer coach at John Jay High pandemic. he said.“But the vast majority that I
School. “We’re going to manage “I was surprised at the amount have heard from are very excited and
toward getting everybody out to the of teams registered. I thought some frankly anxious to get going.”
elds. We’re following the guide- might hesitate,” Zaslaw said. “Right
lines of what New York State pro- now, we have 440, which is unreal, RULES, REGULATIONS
vided and the town as well.” that’s unbelievable.I’m shocked,and AND SAFETY RISKS
ough it is possible to keep dis- pleasantly surprised.” On top of guidance from the lo-
tance in drills,matches are more dif- cal, state and federal governments,
cult. “I think you can control some INTEREST REMAINS HIGH youth leagues will have their own
of it—until you’re keeping score,” Other youth sports o cials con- set of rules teams must follow. FILE PHOTO/GABRIELLE BILIK
he said. “Once you’re keeping score, rmed that interest remains high In the GHVBL, practices and Soccer will be allowed to resume on July 6 in regions that have
games will follow new protocols, in- reached Phase 3 of New York State’s reopening plan.
I think the game’s going to be the despite the health risks.
game” “Everybody who showed interest cluding only three players at a time
Rietsch, a father of three, said he pre-COVID is playing post-COV- inside the dugout, only 12 players until opening day. COVID, is that going to shut down
understands why some parents are ID,” said Jordan Brooks, of North (per team) allowed to come to the “We have to be very exible in the league? I think that’s the chal-
reluctant to send their kids back on Salem Youth Baseball and Softball. eld for each game, and umpires terms of changing and modifying lenge. How is that going to be ad-
the eld. “ ere are a lot of parents, includ- and coaches must wear masks at all what we’re doing to the changing dressed?”
“We’re certainly hearing some ing me and my wife, who are taking times. Two parents or spectators are directives and interpretations,”Mar- Ultimately, Marcus tells parents,
people being nervous about the re- COVID very, very seriously. But we allowed from each family,and a uni- cus said.“What we’re trying to do is “you need to make decisions that
turn,” he said. Still, more than 50 feel if the rules are followed and the versal “no-touch” rule also applies to synthesize all that information and are appropriate for your family.”But
families have registered their chil- kids are outside and spectators are players, coaches, and umpires. do what makes sense for us in terms he doesn’t believe they’re choosing
dren for the club’s ve-week pro- limited and there are no sun ower “ e no touching and socially of what’s 1) required and 2) what’s between their children’s physical or
gram. seeds being spit and 10 hands in the distancing will be the toughest to appropriate in terms of mitigating mental wellbeing.
Coaches will wear masks, but the same bag of seeds and gum, there enforce,” said Mike Ambrosecchia, risks.” “ e idea that we can do it in a
players will not. “In 85- to 90-de- has to be some semblance of nor- coach of Mahopac’s 17U team. Brooks said many unanswered relatively safe way is where the com-
gree heat, you can’t run around malcy until it’s shown not to be safe “Kids are playing with their friends. questions remain. fort level comes in,” Marcus said “It
with a mask on,” Rietsch said. But at all.” It will be very interesting.” “What if a kid on the team is di- shouldn’t come down to making
coaches will monitor distancing Kevin Marcus, president of the Zaslow believes the adults on the agnosed or a parent is diagnosed? tradeo s toward your health on one
on the benches and the sharing of Somers Youth Sports Organization, eld can keep things on track. What’s the protocol?”Brooks asked. side as it relates to COVID risk and
equipment. echoed Brooks’sentiments. “I feel like the coaches can keep “If I nd out that one of my son’s your health on the other side as it re-
“ e kids need it. ey really do,” the kids under control,”Zaslaw said. teammates parents has COVID, lates to being sedentary, having kids
BASEBALL/SOFTBALL Marcus said. “ e data tells us that “And kids are fast learners, so I don’t are we going to feel comfortable locked into their devices and never
Diamond sports—baseball and children are very, very low risk of think it will be a problem. I think with that kid being on the team? leaving their house. I think you can
softball—lend themselves to so- serious illness from this disease. Yet they will get acclimated to the new Probably not. Are we going to go accomplish both.”
cial distancing more naturally than in some ways, they’ve been the most rules very quickly. into a quarantine for 14 days? Let’s
sports like soccer, where physical hard hit by it because of the changes But no matter how thorough say we have 50 teams signed up, if Additional reporting by Skip
contact is an unavoidable regular to their lives in schools, sports, and youth sports organizers are, new there’s any sort of degree of relation Pearlman
occurrence. all other things.” guidance is likely to keep coming to somebody who tests positive for
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of approximately 83.32 acres NOTICE IS HEREBY as soon thereafter as the public 9 ft./27 ft. proposed). Locust Avenue Apartment 111,
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BOARD OF APPEALS • Decrease the front yard and related documents may June 25 Issue
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IVEN that the Board of Appeals required to 16 ft./44 ft. proposed Brian Ivanhoe, Chairman
of the Town of North Salem will (21.75 ft./34.6 ft existing). North Salem Board of Appeals
hold a Public Hearing remotely • Decrease the rear yard
via Zoom on ursday, July 9th, setback from 50 ft. required to 6 TOWN OF NORTH SALEM
2020 at 7:30 P.M. or as soon ft. proposed (22 ft. existing). BOARD OF APPEALS
thereafter as the public may be • Increase building coverage
heard to consider the following: from 10% permitted to 29% PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
Application BA20-25 of proposed (16% existing). NOTICE IS HEREBY
Gjevat Kastrati, owner of the • Increase development GIVEN that the Board of
property located at 3 and 1 coverage from 20% permitted to Appeals of the Town of North
Finch Road, North Salem, New 34% proposed (31.7% existing). Salem will hold a Public Meeting
York, in an R-4 Zoning District • Increase FAR from .20 remotely via Zoom, on ursday,
and shown as Sheet 25, Block permitted to .37 proposed (.32 July 9th, 2020, at 7:30 P.M. or
1757, Lots 8 and 13 on the Tax existing). as soon thereafter as the public
Assessment Map, for a Special At such hearing all persons may be heard to consider the
Permit for the maintenance of an will have the opportunity to be following:
accessory apartment in a single- heard. A copy of the application Application BA20-28 of
family residence per Article XIII, and related documents may Michael Roche, owner of the
Section 250-68 of the Zoning be examined at the Board of property located at 288 Titicus
Ordinance of the Town of North Appeals O ce at the North Road, North Salem, New York,
Salem. Salem Center, 274 Titicus Rd. located in an R-4 Zoning
At such hearing all persons North Salem, New York. District and shown as Sheet
will have the opportunity to be Brian Ivanhoe, Chairman 19, Block 1697, Lot 19 on the
heard. A copy of the applications North Salem Board of Appeals Tax Assessment Map, for an
and related documents may Area Variance, per Article V,
be examined at the Board of TOWN OF NORTH SALEM Section 250-15 and Article
Appeals O ce at the North BOARD OF APPEALS XIV, Section 250- 79 (A) of the
Salem Center, 274 Titicus Rd. Zoning Ordinance of the Town
North Salem, New York. PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE of North Salem (because the
Brian Ivanhoe, Chairman NOTICE IS HEREBY non-conforming lot is subject
North Salem Board of Appeals GIVEN that the Board of to R-2 bulk requirements) for
SENATE lockdown.” He blamed the state’s “record tive that helped at-risk dads get back into and ingenuity.”
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de cits” and high taxes for causing 1 mil- the lives of their children.” Schools can be improved, he said, “by
lion New Yorkers to move away in the “Why can’t Albany do the same?” he putting parents and teachers back in
criminal justice blunders like cashless bail past 10 years. asked in the video. charge.”
that’s putting dangerous criminals back Astorino said his administration helped Astorino said his plan to “rebuild” the He also called for strengthening “pub-
onto our streets—the steady ow of fam- create more than 44,000 new jobs, opened state will start with “holding Albany poli- lic safety by repealing the reckless cash-
ilies abandoning New York could become up child care slots for working parents, ticians accountable.” less bail law and by improving our po-
a torrent. We must not let that happen,” and earned Westchester “the highest cred- He also spoke of term limits and lice—not defunding or abolishing them.”
his statement continued. it rating of any county in the state.” “tough new ethics laws.” Astorino concluded his opening salvo
Among the highlights of Astorino’s in- It did it, he claimed, “by bringing peo- e candidate hopes to “jump-start” with: “To change New York, we have to
augural campaign video, titled “Rebuild,” ple together developing ground-break- the economy by “reducing taxes, reining change the politicians...we need respon-
was his contention that New York’s ing programs that eliminated veterans’ in excessive spending, and eliminating sible leaders who can bring people to-
“troubles didn’t start with the coronavirus homelessness and the Fatherhood Initia- the regulations that do little but kill jobs gether and get things done.”
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