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After a night lled with music, dancing Yorktown’s Got Talent.
and even martial arts, judges crowned three
winners in the rst-ever Yorktown’s Got TalentPHOTOS: SARAH BUSSINGER
division and one winner in the youth divi- Hudson said that this was her rst solo win, commending her talent, and said she
Two winners were chosen in the adult sion. performance in front of Yorktown resi- hopes Yorktown’s Got Talent becomes an
dents and she was excited to play one of annual event.
In the adult group, 18-year-old Leila her favorite pieces, “La Source” by Al-
Hudson and 27-year-old Caitlin Cuevo phonse Hasselmans, which emulates a She plans to put the money she won to-
tied for their enchanting harp performance water fountain. ward music lessons.
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TOWN OF YORKTOWN Armchair Travel
Ilike to watch travel shows national lamb and rice dish,
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‘Monday & Thursday’ will be changed to: Recently, my friend, Ellen,
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I also like cooking shows with travel included as Easter Island?”
part of the episode. When I watch Pati’s Mexican “YES!” replied Ellen. “We stayed there for three
Table, I may not make the recipes that Pati Jinich nights!”
is demonstrating in her home kitchen, but I do Easter Island is one of my favorite someday-I’d-
enjoy watching her travel to small Mexican towns. like-to-go-to dream destinations. I have read ex-
We get to see local chefs cooking in their rustic tensively about the Moai statues on Easter Island
kitchens. I’ve learned a lot about di erent varieties going all the way back to my days as a Creative
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navian Cooking. A able host, Andreas Viestad, told me in detail about her vacation itinerary. I
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I particularly enjoyed the episode on Uzbekistan. like it was “walking.” Ellen’s guide hadn’t told her
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Night Noises Gobble,
I’m a lucky woman. I have a husband the entire inside was coated in brown liquid. “I need you to turn over because I can’t
who has always supported my creative stand the snoring another second. I need to TRACY
endeavors; he’s my biggest fan and o ers Two cans of Pepsi had burst and sprayed sleep.” BECKERMAN
criticism. Sounds like a everything brown. e cans lay open on “I’m not snoring.” Iknew she meant it in the
marriage made in heaven, “Yes you are. I’ve been tapping, touch- kindest, most considerate
right? Well, let’s just say we their sides on the rst shelf. ing, pushing and shoving you for almost an way, but when my doctor
have our moments. hour.” told me I had a turkey neck, I
I breathed a sigh of relief “ at’s you snoring and I’ve been trying to wondered what kind of jail time
“What’s this week’s ignore it because I didn’t want to wake you,” I would do for dermatologisti-
column about?” he asked as JUST for that one. Something he said. cide.
he stood chopping Romaine JO ANN unusual always seems to “Are you serious? How can I be snoring if
lettuce onto his plate. happen when you’re away.” I’ve been trying to get you to stop all night?” “ at’s something I really
JO ANN could have gone my whole life
“I’m writing about night “OH, I also intend to is conversation was happening in pitch without knowing and not felt
noises,” I replied as I watched him toss some FRANCELLA mention the snoring.” Ken darkness and as I nished speaking, I heard any sense of loss,” I told her. “I
olives into his salad. another loud snore. have enough issues with these
cleared his throat and swal- brown spots on my face that
“Really, what’s that about?” he asked. “Are you kidding me? You’re snoring as make me look like I got splat-
“Relax; it’s not what you think. I’m go- lowed as he continued to I’m complaining to you about your snoring?” tered by gravy.”
ing to write about the time you went on a
business trip and at 2 a.m. the huge antique construct his salad. “I can’t “It’s not me!” “P t,” she said, peering at my
mirror over the downstairs replace crashed I put the lights on ready for a real knock- gravy spots. “ ose are nothing.
to the oor. I knew we should have replaced really blame you anymore since I now wake down, drag out ght. I was going to get Just sun damage. We can zap
the old cord on the back for something some sleep if it killed me…or him. As the those in a minute.”
sturdier, but I loved the idea of keeping it myself with my own snoring,” I confessed. room lled with light we saw Coco sound
original. e sound was unbelievably loud asleep at the foot of the bed and snoring to “Well, that’s good to know,” I
and I was scared to death.” “Did I always snore or is it just getting her heart’s content. She stretched, yawned said with some relief.
“Another time when you were away, I and turned her back to us and continued her
heard what can only be described as two louder?” I asked sheepishly. snoring. I turned o the light and we settled SEE BECKERMAN PAGE 15
gunshots coming from downstairs. is also back into bed. Somehow it was okay if it
occurred in the middle of the night and it “Yes you always snored, and yes, it’s getting was coming from Coco. I can’t explain it.
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Huskers and Rebels shine at divisionals
Finateri and Russo each take rst
BY MIKE SABINI
Yorktown and Lakeland/Panas’ wrestling squads will have Yorktown’s Andrew A Lakeland-Panas wrestler
plenty of representation at the Section 1 tournament this Finateri stands on the picks up his opponent.
weekend. podium after taking
ﬁrst place in the Yorktown’s Samson
e rst day will start at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at Sleepy 120-pound division. Newberger battles
Hollow, and the second day begins at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. for position.
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Both Yorktown and Lakeland/Panas earned their spots at
the sectionals, by virtue of impressive divisional performances,
at the Division III championships at John Jay High School on
Saturday, Feb. 8.
Yorktown quali ed seven of their grapplers for the sectionals,
including senior captain Andrew Finateri (120 pounds), who
placed rst at John Jay.
“It meant a lot to me because it was actually my rst time
placing rst at divisionals,” Finateri said. “I wrestled as well as I
did because I stuck to the plan my coaches put out for me, and
it resulted in great wrestling.”
Huskers’ Joe Tornambe (99, third), Chris Constantine (99,
fourth), Marc Pisani (132, third), John Falcone (132, fourth),
Dean Patierno (145, third) and Dillon Carter (152, fourth) also
quali ed for the sectionals.
Yorktown coach Eric Fama said that focus and hard work over
the course of the season has allowed his squad to continually
“We are proud of the kids who quali ed,” Fama said. “ ey
worked hard all year. We still have more work to do to nish the
season strong. Four out of seven kids will be returning next year
(Tornambe, Constantine, Falcone and Carter).”
Last year, the Huskers sent just ve wrestlers to sections,
“It’s great that we are sending seven people to sectionals [this
year],”Finateri said,because it “shows the program is improving.”
Lakeland/Panas had six of their grapplers qualify for the
sectionals based on their performance at John Jay. ey are
Gio Russo (113, rst), Austin Bergen (126, second), Connor
McGannon (182, third), Charlie Dubrawski (220, third), Pat
Hickey (285, third) and Spencer Maja (106, fourth).
Rebel coach Dave Bergen said having six wrestlers qualify for
sectionals is an improvement on last year’s result.
“We only got four guys through last year and two of them
graduated,” Dave Bergen said. “We have two guys (Russo and
Hickey), that are going back and four going for the rst time.
ese kids have been working hard and they earned their spots.
I am proud of all of them.”
Practice and good teammates put the Rebels in position to
perform as well as they did at John Jay.
“We have been really focused this past week,” Dave Bergen
said. “Everyone pushing each other to work harder and be ready.
We had a great regular season and it allowed us to be prepared
to compete today.”
Austin Bergen said it meant a lot to place second at divisionals.
“Last season, I couldn’t even make top four, so it really is a
big improvement,” Austin Bergen said. “I was able to wrestle so
well today because of my focus on this tournament all week at
practice and working hard every day to sharpen my technique.”
Lakeland/Panas (14-8) nished their regular season with a
54-27 loss at Putnam Valley on Feb. 4.
Joshua Frogel (99, forfeit), Niko Rezaj (145, pin), Declan
Fullerton (170, pin), Charlie Dubrawski (220, pin) and Hickey
(285, 6-3 decision), registered wins for the Rebels against the
Yorktown (9-16) ended their regular season a day later at New
Rochelle, losing 64-13, with Tornambe (99, forfeit), Finateri
(120, major decision) and Falcone (132, decision) recording
wins for the Huskers.
Thursday, February 13, 2020 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 21
Varsity Rebels’ 4x200 relay earns historic sectional title
Roundup2/4-2/10 Lakeland/Panas hockey wins League 3 crown
BY MIKE SABINI of the relay made Johnson very PHOTO COURTESY OF RYAN JOHNSON
CONTRIBUTING WRITER proud, and con dent, for when it
competes at the state quali er on Lakeland/Panas’ 4x200-meter sectional champion relay team: Makayla Waugh, Millie Lichtenwalner-
Lakeland/Panas Sunday, Feb. 23, which will also be Sebaugh, JaLia Williams and Taryn Hodge
Track and Field at the armory.
Lakeland/Panas is looking for- of pool sprint work, and weight attempt to qualify for nationals,
SECTION 1 CLASS A “I think the girls relay will have ward to the return of Salazar, as training, and has worked up to 75 in the 1,600-meter sprint medley
CHAMPIONSHIPS an excellent chance to qualify for they train for the state quali er. percent e ort running.” relay, at the North Shore Invita-
the state championships, at the tional, on Feb. 14,” Johnson said.
Wednesday, Feb. 5 (Armory quali er, in two weeks,” Johnson “We have to stay focused and Before the Rebels compete at
Track and Field Center, New York said. healthy over the next two weeks,” the state quali ers, Lakeland/ Both of the events Johnson was
City) Johnson said. “Lauren Salazar will Panas will see action in two big referring to will also be held at the
e Rebels winning the relay be returning for a tune-up meet events. armory.
It was quite a performance made for a great nish for Lake- next week, and she also has a good
for Lakeland/Panas, whose girls land/Panas. chance to qualify in the long jump “We are running the relay SEE ROUNDUP PAGE 22
4x200-meter relay team of Millie well. She has been doing a combo (4x200) at the Eastern State
Lichtenwalner-Sebaugh, Makayla “It was a really nice way to cap Championships on Feb. 18 and
Waugh, Taryn Hodge, and JaLia o the meet,” Johnson said. “We
Williams, took rst place, at the were running without our second
Section 1, Class A Champion- fastest leg (Lauren Salazar), who
ships. sprained her ankle at counties.
Taryn Hodge was the next ‘man’,
e sectional title is the rst woman up, and she did not disap-
ever for a Lakeland/Panas’ girls point.”
As a team, the Rebels placed
“It is a huge step forward for the 12th out of 23 teams.
Lady Rebels, and a sign of things
to come this spring,” Lakeland/ Two individual performances
Panas coach Ryan Johnson said. that stood out for the Rebels
were Grace Adeyeye, who placed
e highly talented quartet won fourth in the 55-meter hurdles
the sectional championship with a with a time of 8.87, and Hodge,
time of 1:47.51. e performance who took fth in the long jump,
with a leap of 15-4.5.
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ROUNDUP P.J. Kowal said the win was a saves. BYSNS 6, ETBE 2 Lakeland/
true team e ort. “It feels great seeing all the hard Saturday, Feb. 8 Panas players
FROM PAGE 21 e BYSNS bounced back after
“We were lucky enough to have work the team puts in every prac- celebrate a
Lakeland/Panas every player there tonight,” P.J. tice and game trying to get better their loss to Greeley, with a 6-2 tri- goal.
Hockey (9-7-1, 4-0-1) Kowal said.”Everyone played as and better,” Jimenez said. “But a umph against ETBE (Eastchester/
hard as they could, knowing that huge shout out to the coaching Tuckahoe/Bronxville/Edgemont). PHOTO: BRIAN
LAKELAND/PANAS 3, CARMEL 3 we needed to win the game. is is sta for turning this organization MARSCHHAUSER
Friday, Feb. 7 (Brewster Ice by far the best team I have played around, these past few years. ey “It was a huge win, especially
with in my four years of varsity, really deserve this league title more since we are trying to get to sec- period to seal the victory.
Arena) and we weren’t going to let another than anyone.” tions,” Bonitatibus said. “ e team “ ey never stopped putting the
P.J. Kowal’s goal, assisted by team take our game from us.” was led on senior night by Frankie
e Rebels’ next game will be at (Vigiletti) and really rallied behind pressure on,” Bonitatibus said of
Frankie Kowal and Jack Tuite, with e Rebel senior captain said it 4:20 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, against him and captain Sava.” his players. “ ey had a drive like
a 1:13 remaining in the game, gave means a lot to win the league title. Fox Lane, at the BIA. I haven’t seen before.”
the Rebels a 3-3 tie against Carmel, Leading 2-1 at the end of the
and clinched sole possession of the “I’ve never been undefeated (in BYSNS Hockey (6-12) second period, the BYSNS ex- Ian Woloshyn (3G), Vigiletti
League 3 title. the league) before, on any team, ploded for four goals in the third (1G, 3A), Makarenko (1G, 2A),
and it just shows that all the e ort GREELEY 7, BYSNS 2 Brunco (1G) and Gergley (31
It was the rst league title for we have been putting in this season Friday, Feb. 7 saves) helped the BYSNS record
the Rebels in 10 years. If Carmel has paid o ,” P.J. Kowal said. “We e BYSNS fell to Horace the win.
had won, the two squads would’ve are not done yet.”
shared the league championship. Greeley, 7-2, at Brewster Ice Arena. “ e key to the four-goal out-
Joseph Jimenez put the Rebels Greeley led 1-0 at the end of the burst were the blocked shots and
“We were on the power play and up 1-0 with 13:18 remaining in rst period, before garnering con- perfect positioning, before the rush
got the puck deep in the o ensive the rst period, o assists from An- to the net,” Makarenko said.
zone,” P.J. Kowal said.”My brother drew Dzubak and Colin Cody. trol of the game by outscoring the
fore-checked hard and picked up BYSNS 3-1, in both the second,
the puck behind the net. He found “My teammate (Dzubak), saw and third periods, respectively.
me in front and I ri ed it in. It felt me get a step on the defender and
great to tie it up that late in the he dished a beautiful tape to tape “It came down to Greeley capi-
game and seal the league title.” pass, and I was lucky enough to talizing on their chances and tak-
have that opportunity,” Jimenez ing advantage of our mistakes,”
Lakeland/Panas coach Bart said. BYSNS co-coach Joey Bonitatibus
Mucci said that he never felt so said. “We had a lot of chances, un-
good about a tie before. After Carmel took a 3-1 lead, fortunately the bounces just didn’t
Jimenez, courtesy of assists from go our way.”
“Scoring with a little over a Dzubak and Frankie Kowal, sliced
minute to tie it, what an amazing the Rams’ lead in half, with 13:55 Jonathan Graham (1G), Sava
feeling,” Mucci said. “Our team left in the game. Makarenko (1G), Tommy Eber-
played hard all night. Carmel had hardt (1A), Carson Brunco (1A),
won nine in a row coming in. It is a “It felt great to score the goal, to Matt Gergley (19 saves), and
very good team,that you can’t make get us back into a one-goal de cit,” Hawken Hellebo (9 saves) pro-
mistakes against. I am just very Jimenez said. duced for the BYSNS.
proud of the e ort, from our team.”
Aaron Hathaway starred in goal
for the Rebels, making 38 clutch
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Thursday, February 13, 2020 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 23
Yorktown ends Hornets’ winning streak
Lakeland clinches League II-C title; Fallo named COY
BY MIKE SABINI (5 points) and Rob Nardelli (4 game, but this time we capital-
CONTRIBUTING WRITER points), scored for Lakeland as ized on them,” Roni Brucaj said.
well. “Also, our defense was really
Led by Tony Granitto (17 good.”
points, 10 rebounds) and Roni YORKTOWN 52, SOMERS 47 Yorktown started the week
Brucaj (15 points, 7 rebounds), Yorktown also won against vis- with a 47-45 loss at Walter Panas
Yorktown won their biggest iting rival Somers 52-47, on Feb. on Feb. 4, with Miller (13 points,
game of the year, knocking o 7. 5 rebounds) and Roni Brucaj (13
host Lakeland on the Hornets’ “Well, we knew we played a points, 4 rebounds), doing the
senior night, 56-53, on Monday, really bad game the rst time honors for the Huskers.
Feb. 10. against them o ensively as we
e loss ended the Hornets’ shot poorly, scoring only 30 LAKELAND 71, BREWSTER 39
nine-game winning streak and points as a team,” Roni Brucaj Lakeland (15-4, 8-1), clinched
was their rst League II-C loss said. “So we wanted to play hard- the League II-C title with a 71-
of the season. er and show them that we are 39 triumph at Brewster on Feb. 6.
“It tells everyone in this sec- better. It felt great.” “Clinching the league was a
tion and this state that we are Roni Brucaj (19 points, 4 as- team goal we set from the be-
not done yet,” Granitto said. “We sists, 4 rebounds) and Eddie ginning of the year,” Karaqi said.
are working hard, every day, ev- Brucaj (12 points, 8 rebounds), “Our team knew that we could
ery practice. People should know ignited Yorktown to the victory. clinch the league title against
Yorktown.” “We moved the ball around Brewster, so we wanted to make
With 21.5 seconds left in the and ran our sets, which enabled FILE PHOTOS/BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
game, Granitto made the rst of us to get open shots like every SEE BOYS BASKETBALL PAGE 24 Jack Kruse, named All-Section, spots up from three.
two foul shots, putting the Husk-
ers up, 54-53.
“I knew my teammates, I knew
my coaches, had con dence in
me, so I had con dence in myself
to make that shot,” Granitto said.
Rob Miller scored 7 of his 11
points in the nal quarter, in-
cluding two clutch free throws
that gave Yorktown a 56-53 ad-
vantage with 9.4 seconds left in
the game, before the Huskers’ de-
fense held o Lakeland on its last
“Rob is the guy we want on the
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Pavella said. “He is a senior, he’s
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Rob Miller hauls in a rebound. Rob Nardelli (No. 12) and Mike Arcuri (No. 1) FILE PHOTOS/BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
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FROM PAGE 23
sure we got it against them.”
Karaqi (18 points), Owusu
(15 points), Arcure (11 points)
and Brian Cummins (10 points),
did the honors for the Hornets.
“We played terri c defense
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Coach of the Year honors.
“Our coaches got Coach of
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Fallo said. “It’s given to me, but
coach Will Fallo and coach (Bill)
Casey, have been a huge part of
why we have been successful.”
Roni Brucaj earned All-Con-
ference and Eddie Brucaj All-
League, for the Huskers.
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Huskers’ Lucas stars
in varsity debut
Portante helps Hornets get revenge
BY MIKE SABINI
Yorktown freshman Olivia Yorktown’s Melissa Severino looks for a teammate.
Lucas scored 10 points in her
varsity debut, 9 in the third
quarter on three treys, in the
Huskers’ 51-32 triumph against
the Hornets on Saturday, Feb. 8.
“ e reason we brought her
up was for exactly what she
did—just to shoot,” Yorktown
coach Brian Mundy said of Lu-
cas. “We were lacking some out-
side shooting so far this season,
and we really needed to make a
move, make an adjustment, just PHOTOS: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
to open up our game a little bit, Yorktown’s Emily Ward drives by Lakeland’s Eddie Vivanco.
because teams were starting to
adjust on our inside game. So put them in.” 6 of her team-high 12 points, to
we were hoping maybe this will Yorktown (9-10) led 15-4 at cut the Huskers’ lead to 19-10.
open it up enough for us to get the end of the rst quarter. “Hannah is a tough kid,” said PHOTOS: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
some outside looks.” “We knew what we needed Lakeland coach Miranda Man- Lakeland’s Nancy Pagliaroli spots up for three.
Lucas (4 steals, 3 rebounds, 4 to do and we executed our plays gan. “She brings a lot of energy
de ections) said that her team- very well,”said Yorktown’s Ashley and intensity, every time she opening half, all from Zeolla, to “It was a huge win for us,” said
mates were very helpful in setting Zeolla, who scored a game-high steps on the court.” go up 26-10 at halftime. Lakeland senior captain So a
her up for those outside looks. 15 points. “We cut to the basket, Megan Jennings, Nicole “We got a lot of open looks to Portante. “We knew we needed
“My team was really focused we got open looks, especially for Haughney and Nancy Pagliaroli myself, to drive to the basket, and to win and it felt great to do it
on just getting everyone open our guards, our shooters, and we came o the bench to give the our rebounds were there from the on their senior night, since I am
and having the best shots, and got open looks to the basket.” Hornets a spark in that stretch other forwards,” said Zeolla, who also a senior. We knew Yorktown
have them take it,” Lucas said. “It Trailing 19-4 early in the sec- as well, Mangan said. added 7 rebounds and 3 steals. was a great team and we needed
was just my luck that I had the ond quarter, Lakeland sharp- Yorktown answered back by e shooting prowess of Lucas to come out strong in order to
best, open shot, and I happen to shooter Hannah Devane scored scoring the last 7 points of the allowed the Huskers to add to beat them.”
INCOME TAXES their lead by outscoring Lake- e Hornets were led by Por-
land, 16-11, in the third quarter. tante (12 points), Hormazabal
Lakeland’s Sarah Pinkowsky (9 points), and Bri Monte (4
stole the show in the fourth blocks).
quarter, where she scored all 9 of “We played great team de-
her points. fense,” Portante said. “We were
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Emily Ward (2 points, 4 steals), bounds, 2 steals), Severino (7
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Thursday, February 13, 2020 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 27
Team Israel to play in Rockland County
Tokyo-bound Team Israel will Lakeland graduate
play a few exhibition games in Jonathan de Marte is a
Rockland County as they prepare member of Team Israel
for the 2020 Summer Olympics
( July 24-Aug. 9) FILE PHOTO
e rst game against the New
York Boulders will be played at 7
p.m. Monday, July 13. e next
morning at 11, Team Israel will
face NYPD’s Finest baseball team.
Both games will be played at Pali-
sades Credit Union Park (Pomona,
Team Israel quali ed for the
Summer Olympics by winning a
round-robin tournament against
ve teams from Africa and Europe.
Other qualifying teams are South
Korea and Mexico. Japan, the host,
automatically received a spot. e
nal two spots will be determined
in the spring.
Tickets for the exhibition games
will go on sale on Monday, March
2 (nyboulders.com). A portion of
the proceeds will bene t the Israel Lakeland High School graduate,
Baseball Association to help o set Jonathan de Marte, 26, is expected
their Olympic expenses and help to play for Team Israel in Tokyo.
grow the sport of baseball in Israel.
The New York Boulders will host an exhibition game against Team
Israel on July 13.
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that a Public Informational Monday, February 24, 2020 at Underhill Avenue, Yorktown be served & shall mail process may be served. SSNY shall mail
Hearing will be held by the 7:00 pm or as soon thereafter as Heights, New York as follows: to Nelson Salazar, 66 Edgewood process to Ekrem Cebel 2368
Planning Board of the Town of possible on the following matter: Rd., Katonah, NY 10536. General Evergreen road, Yorktown, NY
Yorktown in Town Hall, 363 Application of American NEWMAN #01/20 Purpose. 10598. Purpose: any lawful
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Heights, New York 10598 on of a building lot created by London Rd. Notice of Formation of LLC FORMATION NOTICE
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Why the Secure Act of 2019 may not make you feel very secure
e passage of the Setting (MEPs) easier to utilize. An open GUEST For example, a $2 million IRA further assess the Secure Act, we
Every Community up for Retire- MEP can help deliver a low-cost CORNER would result in the bene ciary (a are hopeful that there may be
ment Enhancement (SECURE) retirement plan for small business noneligible designated bene ciary) some creative planning solutions
Act of 2019, e ective Jan. 1, owners. ANTHONY J. paying income taxes on $200,000 to this problem. e promulga-
made a number of signi cant ENEA of additional annual income at tion of the regulations by the IRS
changes relevant to IRA’s, 401(K) (f ) An individual can now their income tax rate. While a in the near future should help
s and other quali ed retirement take a quali ed birth or adop- IRA, 401(K) or other quali ed “conduit”trust can still be utilized shed some light on the planning
bene ts. tion distribution of an amount plan over their lifetime. us, if for the bene ciary of one’s IRA, options available.
up to $5,000 from a quali ed one is not married (for example, 401(K), etc for both one’s spouse
However, within the SECURE plan, 401(K) or IRA without any single, divorced and/or widowed) and children, if the child(ren) do Anthony J. Enea is a member of
Act there is one provision that is withdrawal penalty; and and does not have a designated not fall within one of the classes Enea, Scanlan and Sirignano, LLP
causing great angst for individuals bene ciary, (the bene ciary) will of persons de ned as an eligible of White Plains. He focuses his practice
without a surviving spouse or any (g) A 529 plan can be used to no longer be able to stretch the designated bene ciary, they must on wills, trusts, estates and elder law.
other eligible designated bene - pay down student loan debt up distributions from the inherited draw down the entire plan within Mr. Enea is past chair of Elder Law
ciary for their IRA, 410(K), or to $10,000 during the lifetime of IRA, 401(K) during their lifetime 10 years or take a one-time lump and Special Needs Section of the New
other retirement bene ts. a student and pay for certain ap- as stet the bene ciary of a plan sum distribution. York State Bar Association (NYSBA).
prenticeship programs. us, after participants who died before Dec. He is the current chair of the Senior
e most signi cant and posi- a student has graduated, the left- 31 2019. ey must draw down is one change is estimated Lawyer Section of the NYSBA.
tive changes in the SECURE Act over funds in the 529 plan can be the entire IRA, 401(k), etc. within to raise $15.7 billion of tax Mr. Enea is the past president and
are as follows: used to pay student loan debt up 10 years of the plan participants revenue over 10 years, compared founding member of the New York
to $10,000 over the lifetime of death or make the distribution in to a cost of $16.3 billion for all Chapter of the National Academy
(a) e age to commence the student. one lump sum. us, depending the changes implemented by the of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).
required minimum distributions on the size of the IRA potentially SECURE Act. He is the president of the Westchester
from one’s IRA, 401(K), etc As one can imagine all the incurring signi cant income tax County Bar Foundation and a Past
(April 1 of the following calendar above stated changes to the liability. As previously stated, this will President of the Westchester County
year) is changed from age 70 1/2 rules for IRA’s, 401(K)s and be an area that will create signi - Bar Association. Mr. Enea can be
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aligned with 401(K) plans and 10 years. APARPR
Not surprisingly Congress
(c) Prior to the enactment of found a way to pay for all of
the SECURE Act if one worked the changes stated above over a
less than 1,000 hours per year, 10-year period by mandating that
they were ineligible to participate distributions from IRAs, 401(k)
in the company’s 401(K) plan. s, and other quali ed plans made
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in one year or 500 hours over two and an individual not more than
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pation. participant; be made within 10
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$5,000 for starting a retirement us, the SECURE Act elimi-
plan. nates the ability of everyone other
than the above de ned eligible
(e) Small business owners will designated bene ciaries from
be able to join together to o er being able to stretch an inherited
de ned contribution retirement
plans. e new law makes the use
of open multiple employer plans
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