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Musical achievements BY KATHERINE BORCHERT
Eleven music students from Walter Panas and Lakeland All-State are among the top musicians of their zone; these
High School have been accepted into the prestigious 2019 11 selected students are highly talented individuals who will Yorktown residents will have a chance to
New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Area performed a concert at SUNY Purchase earlier this month. voice their opinion on the town’s 2020 pro-
All-State music ensembles. posed $59.8 million budget during a hear-
District students selected for Area All-State include: ing set for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at
NYSSMA divides New York State into 15 zones. e Glenn Gri n, Lior Shaham, Lily Milkis, Sophie Sax, Kyle Town Hall.
district’s zone is 11, which makes up all of Westchester Pearce, Vaishali Miriyagalla, Remi Rivard, Paige Martinez,
County. Zone 11 is typically one of the more competitive Karalyn Murray, Emely Ramos, Kayley Strang. e budget, which would increase
zones throughout the state. Students who are selected for Area spending by $1.2 million from 2019, and
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE LAKELAND SCHOOL DISTRICT help cover increases in town salaries, equip-
ment, and contractual obligations.
e bill for the “typical Yorktown home-
owner,”would increase 1.17 percent for resi-
dents who are connected to the town water
district ($26) and increase 1.5 percent for
residents who are not connected ($32).
Under the preliminary spending pack-
age, the tax levy (money raised by property
taxes) would increase to $31,723,728, up
1.28 percent from last yea; however, Super-
visor Ilan Gilbert said there is a possibil-
ity of little to no increase in property taxes
after re-evaluating surplus revenue brought
in last year by renegotiated contracts with
Enbridge, the company that owns the Al-
gonquin pipeline, delinquent tax collec-
tions, and a higher county sales tax.
“We still have the opportunity to reex-
amine the 2020 budget and create a net-
zero increase,” Gilbert said.
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A o u a Yorktow New ar ankful
We are thankful for our family, our health, and for I am so thankful for my I am thankful for my family, Copyediting is ru . I’m
the community, which has embraced this newspaper. terri c family and for this friends, colleagues, clients and thankful for the animal labor
We are thankful for our veterans, who fought for our amazing country we all call readers of the newspaper. May laws in New York State and
freedoms, including a free press. home. we all have a healthy, happy and the minimum biscuits they
productive holiday season. must feed me each hour.
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my family and friends!
I’m grateful for my fam- I’m thankful for my husband Instead of telling you what I’m
ily, my health, ski resorts, sun Larry, and my amazing daugh- thankful for, I thought I’d share
ters Ivy & Willow—I wouldn’t this quote that reminds me to
lled beaches, my funny dog, be quite me without them!
and bananas with peanut but- Also I’m thankful for the life nd something to be thankful
ter. And my fun job! we’ve built here in this area full for every day of the year: “Ac-
of awesome people and places. knowledging the good that you
-Jen Connelly already have in your life is the
-Tabitha Pearson Marshall foundation for all abundance.”
I’m thankful for beer, baseball, I’m thankful for my I am thankful for the I’m thankful for a great job with
and Bruce Springsteen. I’m thank- family, friends and the people who feed the a great company and for being the
ful to wake up with a purpose ev- joy and happiness I homeless and hungry in editor of the best newspaper in Put-
ery day next to someone I love in have in my life. Peekskill. e need, I fear, nam County; I’m thankful for a cool
a country where my greatest worry is greater than anyone re- little sister who looks after me when
is that I indulge too much in the -Katie Borchert alizes. I need it; I am thankful that the NY
things I enjoy. I’m thankful for self- Mets have the Rookie of the Year
less people who work thankless jobs -Carol Reif and Cy Young Award winner all
yet still nd time to bring more in the same season—next comes a
joy into the world than pain. I’m championship; I am thankful for
thankful for anything genuine. the music in my life, which has kept
me alive and well for all these years!
Page 4 – Yorktown News Thursday, November 28, 2019
County executive proposes term limits GREEN
BY CAROL REIF Latimer was elected in 2017 Term limits also create a steady, Latimer said the move is “con- FROM PAGE 2
STAFF WRITER after defeating incumbent Re- fresh supply of elected leaders, he sistent” with other things he has organization for his six year
body of work documenting the
publican Rob Astorino. said. done, such as taking the county New Tappan Zee / Gov. Cuo-
mo Bridge project. Reception:
County Executive George Lat- “Eight years is a period of time ey encourage younger, mi- executive’s name o signs at Saturday, December 7th from
2-4 p.m. Also, see artwork from
imer would like to see Westches- most common where executive nority and other aspirants to run parks and on public buildings. Lakeland Elementary School in
the showcases inside the library
ter further restrict the time he, and term limits apply, and I think it for o ce by lowering the hurdle He thought that “statement this month.
his successors, can serve. is a defensible change,” said the they need to leap in order to was necessary to make because Diaper Drive
Latimer has submitted an Democrat, who has held a num- defeat well-entrenched incum- we were trying to re-direct the Genesis Jewelers is hosting
our 4th annual Diaper Drive to
“unusual” proposal to the Board ber of public positions, including bents. way the county government op- support the Westchester County
Diaper Bank. e goal is 3,000
of Legislators that would limit as a member of the state Senate, Greater voter turnout, particu- erates …” not around the agenda diapers.
four-year terms to two from representing the 37th District. larly in local elections, will occur of a particular person or party, When: November 11 through
three, meaning county execu- He has also served on Rye’s City “if people feel there is a real race “but around certain principles.”
Where: Genesis Jewelers –
tives would be able to stay in Council, as a county legislator, going on and their votes can Latimer said he’s “very aware” 32 Triangle Center, Yorktown
o ce for a maximum of eight, and in the state Assembly. count,” Latimer said in a separate of what’s been happening – po-
What: Please bring any size,
instead of 12, years. In making the announcement statement. litically – in the county over the type or brand of disposable baby
diapers or wipes
is is not a change in overall in White Plains, Latimer refer- Among the advantages over last three years.
Anyone who brings a dona-
philosophy, the Democrat in- enced Washington’s latest kur- the legislative branch? e ex- e Democrats have had, he tion will be put in a ra e to win
a ladies Versus by Versace watch!
sisted Monday, Nov. 18, because fu e over “relative authority.” ecutive has the power to hire and said, “a lot of success. But you Ra e to take place on Saturday,
December 14, 2019. You do not
Westchester enacted term limits “I think what we’re seeing now re, for instance. Which means can’t misread that to assume that have to be present at the draw-
ing to win. Diapers are a basic
for legislators and county execu- is a need for a more robust balance you can punish and reward in we have acted unilaterally with need for children – as essential
as food, shelter and a parent’s
tives way back in 2011. between the executive branch and ways no one legislator can. e that success.” love. Yet many families struggle
to a ord diapers and few re-
Latimer, saying that the leg- the legislative branch,” he said, executive’s agenda is in the pub- “We have worked coopera- sources exist to help them.
islation does not contain any adding that checks and balances lic’s spotlight. tively across the aisle with the Diapers are NOT covered by
food stamps. $18 or 50 diapers
“grandfather” clause, empha- on power ensure that the “best de- But it’s in the Legislature Republicans in local o ce and provides a week’s supply for one
child $72 or 200 diapers pro-
sized he will be the “ rst, but cisions are made on the broadest where the diversity of constitu- on the county Board of Legisla- vides a month’s supply for one
child Your donation will make
not the last” county executive to possible input and with the great- ents is best re ected. tors.” a di erence! More than 10 per-
cent of children under the age of
honor it. est amount of thoughtfulness.” ere are 17 county legisla- Working together for the four in Westchester live in or be-
low poverty. e goal is to help
tors; nine are women, eight common good is something the get clean diapers to families that
struggle to a ord them in West-
are men and six are “people of Founding Fathers intended, said chester.
color” -- a representative “body Latimer. Toys for Tots
that looks like Westchester,” But, his life experience and e Putnam/Northernwest-
chester counties Toys for Tots
Latimer noted. his turns in various public of- program is now getting under
way. For more information con-
“No one executive can rep- ces, have led him to believe tact Bill Lewis, coordinator, at
845-528-7987 or [email protected]
Est. 1975 resent more than a handful of that what’s needed “right now, at yahoo.com. For drop o loca-
those demographics by them- this moment in America, is the tions, go to toysfortots.org, click
on drop o sites. We will be at
The Ultimate Shopping Experience selves,” he said. willingness of elected o cials the Je erson Valley Mall week-
ends only starting Nov. 15, new
VISIT OUR WEBSITE! e time is ripe to “make to act with self-restraint, rather unwrapped toys may be drop o
at any of our drop o locations.
themexicanshack.com this move” because the county than saying “I have all the power Checks made payable to the
executive’s o ce and legislators to do this, so I’m just going to do Toys for Tots foundation may
are enjoying “a good relation- this,” Latimer said. be mailed to Toys for Tots, 44
Somerset Lane, Putnam Valley,
7OPEN DAYS ship right now,” Latimer said, “When you drive your car ev- NY 10579
adding: “We’re not doing this ery day, you know it can probably
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SEE GREEN PAGE 8
tion at his news conference, the fact that you’ll get pulled
Latimer said he has a sense over and get a big fat speeding
that there is “general” support ticket, you know that the road
for the proposal. conditions do not allow you to
Fine Jewelry Sterling Silver Native American Jewelry It will not a ect county leg- drive beyond a certain speed.
islators, who will still be able to Common sense tells you that the
256 Route 100 Somers, NY (914) 232–8739 serve a maximum of six two- capacity to go to a certain speed
year terms. is not wise.”
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Page 6 – Yorktown News Thursday, November 28, 2019
Running with the law Community solar program
widens its reach
Former town justices run half-marathon together
BY KATHERINE e following is from Sustainable Westchester: homeowners with shady roofs and those who
BORCHERT cannot fully bene t from the tax credits that
Community Solar o ers residents a way make systems more a ordable. Community
to have a positive environmental impact by solar enables almost everyone to support, and
ree former town “greening the grid” at the same time enjoy- bene t from, solar installations.
justices ran the Dutchess ing a guaranteed savings of up to 10 percent Current subscribers have been pleased
Classic half-marathon to- on their electricity bills without the need for with Community Solar and the bene ts it
gether earlier this fall. solar panels on their property, and with no provides.
Justices Je Cohen, sign-up or cancellation fees. “We considered installing solar panels but
Marc Oxman and Mark Sustainable Westchester, a nonpro t con- due to our roof ’s condition and heavy tree
Dillon crossed the nish sortium of member Westchester municipali- cover on our property, it was not the best op-
line of Hudson River on ties, has added to its portfolio of energy solu- tion. e sign up for community solar was
the Rail Trail on Sunday, tions for Westchester County communities. quick and straightforward and the commu-
Sept. 15. For the rst time it is now providing opportu- nication between Con Edison and our com-
Cohen and Dillon cur- PHOTO COURTESY OF JEFF COHEN nities for all Westchester residents—both Con munity solar provider has been awless. e
rently serve together as Three former Town Justices - Marc Oxman, Jeff Cohen Ed and NYSEG customers—to subscribe to monthly savings is exactly what was projected
justices of the Appellate and Mark Dillon
Sustainable Westchester’s Community Solar. and is a bonus on top of supporting renew-
Division for the Second Nina Orville, Director of Solar Programs able energy,”said Sarah Suskin, a community
Judicial Department in Brooklyn. Ox- marathon, so he deserves all the credit.” at Sustainable Westchester explains, “Com- solar subscriber.
man’s rm serves as legal counsel for Yor- Oxman, who has run 20 full marathons munity Solar is fully compatible with all of How does this work with current utilities
ktown. and the New York City Marathon 10 Sustainable Westchester’s other clean energy and already installed home solar panels?
Cohen, who said that this was his rst times, said he is starting to slow down a solutions, including our Westchester Power Sustainable Westchester’s Community So-
half-marathon, wanted to see if he could bit. program that supplies electricity to par- lar is compatible with both Sustainable West-
actually do it. “I would like to run another marathon, ticipants. In fact, people who participate in chester’s Westchester Power (CCA) program,
“It was a challenge to myself. I wanted I’m 76, so I would like to run a marathon Westchester Power’s Green Option and who Con Edison, NYSEG and other ESCOs. If
to see if I could, I’m 71 years old and it for my 80th birthday,” Oxman said. enroll in community solar are doubling their you already have solar on your property, or if
was the rst race I ever ran,” Cohen said. e race began and ended at Dutchess positive environmental impact while bene t- you are a NYSEG customer on budget/level
A half-marathon is 13.1 miles; a full Community College, where Cohen, Ox- ing from the guaranteed savings o ered by billing, unfortunately you cannot subscribe to
marathon is 26.2 miles in distance. man and Dillon crossed the nish line. Community Solar. e electricity supply is community solar.
“I’ve been friends with Mark and Jef- Cohen crossed with his daughter, Aviah greened through the Westchester Power pro- How do residents get more information
fery for many many years and I’ve been Cohen-Pierson, who ran for Yorktown gram and enrollment in Community Solar and sign up?
encouraging Je ery to start running for- town justice in 2017. He said running directly supports construction and operation If this is of interest, Sustainable Westches-
ever. Only recently has he taken my ad- with his daughter was one of the high- of new solar installations as New York State ter cautions that space is limited and available
vice,”Oxman said.“ is was his rst half- lights of his life. has structured community solar, such that on a rst come basis. Enrolling is easy, but
without subscribers, new solar installations does require automated payment for the solar
will not be built.” credits and may include a soft credit check.
What is community solar and how does For more information,and to enroll,residents
it work? can visit Solarize Westchester website. Resi-
A community solar project enables people dent questions can be directed to 914-242-
to subscribe to a large solar farm located in 4725 or email [email protected]
their utility area with no cost to join and no blewestchester.org.
cost to cancel. Energy produced from the so- About Sustainable Westchester
lar farm is sent to the electric grid and sub- Sustainable Westchester is a not-for-pro t
scribers receive a credit on their electricity bill consortium of Westchester County local
representing their share of the value of that governments facilitating e ective collabora-
energy. Subscribers then pay the owner of tion resulting in sustainability initiatives and
We’ll Be Your Personal CFO the solar farm a discounted amount for that cutting-edge innovation. Our goal is to bring
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enjoying the pleasures in life. on their electricity bill of up to 10%. healthy, vibrant communities.
It’s not just about knowing where you want to go, e New York State Public Service Com- Sustainable Westchester’s portfolio of en-
it’s being able to plan how you’re going to get there.
mission regulates community solar to ensure ergy solutions includes Westchester Power,
• Retirement Planning consumer protection and the approach is in- the rst in NYS Community Choice Aggre-
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tegral to achieving the state’s ambitious cli- gation program that provides 100% NYS hy-
Philip Settembrino, WMCP, President
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How does this differ from solar panels the default supplier in 27 County municipali-
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Since 2015, Sustainable Westchester has three years of the program,Westchester Power
helped Westchester residents install so- has made a signi cant environmental im-
lar panels more easily and inexpensively. pact eliminating 500,000 metric tons of C02.
While rooftop solar o ers great bene ts for HeatSmart an energy e ciency, clean heat-
homeowners who are eligible, the major- ing and cooling solution provides options for
ity of Westchester residents are unable to home and commercial buildings through geo-
participate. Among those who are excluded thermal or air source heat pumps. HeatSmart
are those who rent, or who own in multi- provides a valuable solution for all Westchester
family buildings, those who cannot a ord residents and businesses and importantly for
to purchase or are unable to lease a system, those in current gas constricted areas.
In our Nov. 21 edition of e Yorktown News we mistakenly identi ed NY State
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne as the co-chair of Yorktown CERT. e co-chair of CERT
is Yorktown resident Kevin Byrnes. We regret the error.
Thursday, November 28, 2019 Yorktown News – Page 7
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Self re ection on anks, giving, you’re welcome
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Thanksgiving is a holiday If you’re hesitating, perhaps it Giving, a community your choice.
full of frenetic energy as we would help if I went rst? For me,
prepare to receive our fam- the rst step is deciding which and then group. And it WHAT’S NOT IN STORE
People who post complaints
mashed won’t cost you
about empty stores, wrongly
ily and friends or visit and spend values we hold most dear. An easy up into a BRUCE anything. equating the barren optics with
more suc- THE BLOG For example, a parched local economy, should
time with way to accom- cinct (and learn about the logically evo-
BRUCE I saw recent lutionary real estate condition
APAR known as “overstored.” It simply
them. Despite plish that is to succulent) posts asking for means that the entire country
anksgiv- recommenda- has 2-3X as many storefronts
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be over in the MARTORANO would teach (or After all, for lost pets, and
blink of an eye. have taught) SHOCK TO THE SYSTEM
Happy Giv- someone asking, Traveling for the holidays?
So, before turn- your children. ingthanks doesn’t have the same “Who does your taxes, who’s You might want to avoid charg-
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of ‘juice jacking’...” at good-
year, to dedicate some time to qui- on some things almost all can to the door, but you get the idea. morningamerica.com.
et self-re ection. Let’s put away ALWAYS TELL THE TRUTH agree. Take social media, for Other times, queries will be LOCAL EVENTS CALENDARS
Young parents constantly are
our cell phones and tablets, turn I have always been blessed instance. Yeah, I know what put to neighbors that might
asking social media connec-
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with their kids on a weekend or
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SEE APAR PAGE 12
what we value most in our lives. because we live in an age unlike don’t pay a lot of attention to I totally get that people like the
e composition of each of our any I have ever experienced. We bylines, I’ve decided after de- “social” cocoon of communing
lists is, of course, a completely per- are confronted with challenges to cades of doing this], you mean with real live neighbors rather
sonal decision. the very idea that truth exists. It is to tell me we should be thankful than with that Al Gorithm guy.
e who part of my question as if we have lost our bearings and for all those nasty, ill-informed, Be that as it may, I need to ll
is easy to answer. Each of us has are wandering in an intellectual disinformation, lizard-brain-re- this space every week, including
our own group of treasured fam- wasteland, where anger, hatred, ex, Russian-troll, phony-meme anksgiving, so pardon me if I
ily and friends whom we love and bigotry, ignorance, rumor, and cal- posts that infest social media perform a kind of public service
who are forever enshrined in our culated distractions are employed like a Biblical plague?” by o ering random suggestions
hearts. e second part, the what, to make us doubt that truth is ei- Well, since you put it that on where to nd solid answers
is a lot more demanding. e con- ther attainable or discernible. is way, No!, we should not be to the kinds of questions we’re
sideration here is the question: is antithetical to both my training thankful for that frightful all used to seeing on social me-
Am I living up to the values I hold and my natural inclination to look nonsense. We should ignore it, dia, avored with a holiday ac-
most dear? You may consider that at things through a critical and along with the perpetrators who cent. You’re perfectly welcome.
an odd inquiry. However, don’t we discerning philosophical lens. value noise (lizard brain) above
consider it healthy to subject our In essence, philosophy is a nuance (frontal lobe). DISABLE THE CABLE
bodies to annual physicals? So, search for truth, as we explore and What we can profusely thank People who’ve posted com-
why not do the same to our value SEE MARTORANO PAGE 14 social media for is its enabling plaints about unsatisfactory
system? neighbors helping neighbors. cable service (regardless of pro-
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Thursday, November 28, 2019 OPINION Yorktown News – Page 11
e quiet car
MAN I know you’re probably think- are at home watching “Forensic I had to continue the conversation to see if anyone recently received a
OVERBOARD ing, aren’t the terms “quiet”and Files.” using the rules of “Charades.”He text message, and from whom. e
“me”mutually exclusive? And the tugged on his ear, which I assumed people in the Quiet Car are up to
And wouldn’t you know it, after meant “sounds like,”then I pointed some unusual things, if you believe
RICK answer is, not when I’m asleep. all that, some guy is yakking on his to my nose, which I assumed meant everything you read.
MELÉN cell phone. I say to him,“Excuse “smells like.”He pointed to his
It’s such a great idea that I got to me, but this is the Quiet Car.” shoe and my rear, which I assumed I sit back down but the rumbling
“Sorry, I had no idea,”he says. meant “where are the paperbacks?” is still there. I whisper quietly to
thinking that maybe they could “Didn’t you hear the conductor the guy next to me,“You hear that
give an announcement through Just then two people started rumbling?”He says,“I think it’s
have an Odorless Car too, where a bunch of feedback that may or coughing at the same time. Were your stomach.”I can’t wait until
may not have said that this was the they trying to communicate, in somebody invents a Pizza Car.
As long as we’re on the you’re not allowed to eat Chinese Quiet Car?”“Actually, I didn’t hear violation of section 22.7 of the Even with all its problems, I still
subject of anksgiving, anything because I was taking a call Quiet Car Regulations? It sounded love the Quiet Car, and I would
and we’ve already given food or a banana that stinks up at the time.” like Morse code so I started to shout it from the highest moun-
the whole place, or a Car For Peo- write down the short coughs and tain top if it weren’t in violation
ple Who Have Watched “Game All of a sudden I’m a librarian, the long coughs as I heard them. of section 64.3 of the Quiet Car
enforcing the rules of my library. When I was done, it was obvi- Regulations.
thanks for our great friends and of rones”the Night Before, so “Hey you: put your feet down! ous by looking at the conversation
Do you do that at home?”“Yes, of that my wife is the only one who Well, I didn’t get enough rest on
family and our health, and all this they don’t spoil what happened course.”I do, too, come to think of can read my handwriting. If you’re the train and I fell asleep during
it.“Well, do it quietly. If you’d like, I going to cough, at least use your “Forensic Files.”It’s okay, I’ve seen
great food, blah, blah, blah, I’d like during the Battle of Winterfell for can point you towards the periodi- library cough. the episode twelve times already.
cals, and also we have some great It’s the one where a lady is killed on
to give thanks to whoever came up everybody else. stu on micro che.” en the train I nally get to sleep, but I’m the train while using her cell phone,
stops and a family with a crying awakened ve seconds later by and everyone assumes the husband
with the idea of a Quiet Car on e conductor gets on the PA baby gets on. What am I supposed the train’s air horn at 150 decibels, did it, but is that really the end of
to do now? I did the only thing I because the Quiet Car is located the story?
my Metro North commuter train. system and delivers a awless could think of, and directed the in the head car where the horn
baby over to the reference section. is. And now there’s a guy with a Support live music! Join Rick and
e 8:04 out of Goldens Bridge is monologue, possibly regarding dog, and the dog is sneezing, some the No Options band for some live
at guy’s cell phone rings again would say deliberately. And there
the train of my dreams, because I the bene ts and charms of the and I don’t want to yell at him, be- is a persistent rumble, and I can’t anksgiving Weekend rock & roll on
cause I would be violating the rules Saturday evening, Nov. 30, 9 p.m.
spend the entire ride asleep. I take Quiet Car, and about how anyone of the Quiet Car. Using American gure out where it’s coming from. at the PJ’s Restaurant, 84 Route 6,
Sign Language, I explain to him It’s probably somebody receiving a Baldwin Place
a little nap on the way to work, I disregarding the rules of the Quiet in no uncertain terms that I do not text message, so I walk around the
know American Sign Language. So car looking over everyone’s shoulder Say hello at: [email protected]
snooze a little on the way back, and Car should not sit in the Quiet
I subtract if from the night and stay Car, and how the Quiet Car is the
up each night watching “Forensic best invention since the electric
Files”until 1:00 in the morning. hairbrush. However, he leaves his
My train doesn’t have a king-sized compartment door open during
water bed for me to oat around the announcement so that all you
on, or comfy pajamas or a glass of hear is the word “Quiet Car”several
warm milk, so the conditions have times and a bunch of feedback.
to be just right for me to get my After the announcement he moves
beauty sleep. e Quiet Car is the through the Quiet Car yelling,
best invention since the electric “GOOD MORNING! TICKET
hairbrush that my Dad once PLEASE! THANK YOU!”to
bought for my sisters that pulled all every customer, so loudly that they
their hair out. can be sure to hear it even if they
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One small step for man, one APAR day? Remember Reader’s Di-
large step for a Man Cold gest? It’s still around, and still as
FROM PAGE 10 helpful as ever. Go to RD.com/
My husband and I both got sick at the His colds have been so bad that he has been food/recipes and search “20+
same time with the same you can survey, including Burbio. Fast Recipe Ideas for anksgiv-
cold and all the same forced to consult com, TownPlanner.com, Allev- ing Leftovers.”
symptoms. e di erence was, I ents.in, Eventbrite.com, as well
made dinner, went grocery shopping, WebMD to make as your municipality’s govern- ATTENTION, BARGAIN
and walked the dog, while he lay ment channel and website. HUNTING SHOPPERS!
on his deathbed hovering between sure there is nothing
a congested coma and near certain 99 BOTTLES OF BEER… BlackFriday.com
demise by snot. While this vast pen- TRACY more serious going When I saw someone ask Visit cnet.com/how-to and
dulum swing between my cold and BECKERMAN on. Unconvinced, he search “Black Friday 2019 vs
his might confound doctors, to me will then seek actual others where to buy a limited- Cyber Monday: What’s the dif-
it was obvious: I had a regular cold, edition 99-pack of beer as a gift, ference?
and he had a Man Cold. medical attention. I wondered why they didn’t just
Google it, as the people who ATTENTION, SATURDAY
I’ve written here before about the times Even after the doctor responded clearly did to help the SHOPPERS!
my husband has had a Man Cold… when we person asking. I had to nd out
weren’t sure if he was indeed going to make assures him it is just for myself where such a thing Nov. 30 marks the 10th an-
it to his next birthday, or even the weekend. might be sold hereabouts, and nual Small Business Saturday,
When the kitchen counter had been overtaken a cold, he will still was amused to nd that the clos- now also known as Shop Small
by so many cold remedies it looked like an aisle est retailer stocking the o -the- Saturday, a very clever, mega-
at CVS. When he appeared too weak to even insist that it must wall item is in Fishkill. Makes marketing invention by Ameri-
pick up the TV remote, but could still, mi- sense, ‘cause that’s the kind of can Express. To nd out which
raculously nd his way to the quart of Haagen be more serious than a cold and contemplates gift you’d give only to a person local merchants are participating,
Daaz in the freezer. I’ve never taken these who drinks like one. Google “Shop Small Saturday
situations lightly—except when I’m sick at the calling in the CDC to test him for possible 2019” and on the rst results
same time. At these times, when I’m folding THE LEFTOVERS page, click “Shop Small Map.”
laundry and he expresses a wish to cut o his Martian cold viruses that might have arrived What to do with all that
head and throw it out the window, I o er to
open the window for him. via meteorite in the Midwest and somehow uneaten food after Turkey urs-
Having been through a 36-hour labor before gotten into his system in New York City.
giving birth to a Volvo, twice, I know a little
something about discomfort. I traveled for Still, I am not without empathy. is is,
work with a broken foot, was running (or
rather hobbling) errands a month after a knee after all, the man who held my hand through
replacement and was writing a book two weeks
after surgery to repair a sliding hiatal hernia. 36 hours of labor, carried me to the bathroom
But I’ve never had a Man Cold, so clearly I
don’t really know how miserable a person can after my knee surgery, and made me smoothies
be until I walk a mile in his germ-infested
bathrobe. for a month after my hernia repair. e least I
could do was warm up his soup, buy him more
tissues, and make his funeral arrangements in
the chance that he did not recover from his
As miserable as we are, though (me, for
di erent reasons than him), when we’re both
sick there is some good news. While the Man Your ad
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amount of time hearing about it.
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JUST measurements; my hands and eyes gracious enough to show genu- Fun Facts July 29 is National Lasagna Day. The
JO ANN were the only measuring tools I ine interest as I placed a layer of earliest lasagna recipes known are
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it. Some people are constantly on the edge of the pasta pot so they layer. dles, meat sauce and mozzarella. and my family recipe. We sat
diets and must restrict their food would cool without sticking to Our work of art was complete and around the table and ate the fruits
intake, making food the enemy. each other, just like grandma used e process continued as I placed in the oven at 350 degrees of our labor. e lasagna lesson
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e Friends of Hilltop Hanover Farm and
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tendees could meet the new board of directors
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Farms Alpacas with music and bidding on auction favorites.
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Page 20 – Yorktown News HEALTH & WELLNESS Thursday, November 28, 2019
Protect your loved ones, and yourselves, with a Special Needs Trust
Planning for a child, grandchild or loved other than the disabled ry trust), then they have ferred to the trust to themselves. A revo-
cable third party SNT gives the creator/
one with special needs involves numerous person. Most often it GUEST agreed that the trust will grantor exibility. is exibility could
personalized and unique considerations. is created by a parent, CORNER not be funded with any be of great value if there are signi cant
or all of their estate as- changes in the bene ciary’s conditions and
While there are di erent types of Spe- grandparent or sibling. in particular their needs. For example, if
the bene ciary is receiving bene ts that to
cial Needs Trusts (SNT’s), the overall ob- e most distinguish- ANTHONY J. sets until after their de- a great extent provide for all of their needs
presently and it is anticipated that this will
jective of utilizing an SNT for a disabled ing feature of a third ENEA mise and their last will be true in the future, the grantor and the
trustees could possibly reduce the assets in
person is to allow the disabled person to party SNT is that the has been admitted to the trust to a level that is more suitable to
the anticipated and current needs of the
continue to receive and be eligible for source of the assets used probate. Generally, the bene ciary.
government bene ts such as Medicaid to fund the trust are not administration of their In some instances, because of their con-
cern about a disabled loved one, families
and Supplemental Social Security Income those of the disabled person and that upon estate would need to be completed and the tend to over fund the third party SNT. In
some cases, the likelihood of the bene -
(SSI) even though they are the bene ciary the death of the disabled person and the executor of their last will has distributed ciary ever utilizing all of the assets in the
trust is minimal. is results in assets in
of the SNT. termination of the trust, the trust assets do the speci ed estate assets to the SNT cre- the trust not being utilized, thus, depriving
not only the creator/grantor of the funds,
Under federal law, a disabled person is not have to be paid back to the govern- ated in the last will. Selecting this option but, possibly other family members un-
til the demise of the disabled bene ciary.
de ned as a person “unable to engage in ment to reimburse them for any bene ts does not allow for any funding or utiliza-
e revocable third party SNT allows the
any substantial gainful activity by reason of they paid. tion of the assets in the third party SNT grantors to remedy this issue.
a medically determinable physical or men- A third party SNT can be “inter-vivos” until after the creator/grantor’s death. e decision of whether to utilize a
revocable or irrevocable third party SNT
tal impairment, which can be expected to (a revocable or irrevocable living trust), or In most instances I have been involved requires the consideration of numerous
factors, and I recommend the assistance of
result in death or which has lasted or can be a “testamentary” trust (created in a last in, the creator/grantor of the third party an experienced elder law and special needs
be expected to last for a continuous period will) or a sub trust e ective after death. SNT has elected to utilize a free standing
Anthony J. Enea, Esq. is a member of the
of not less than twelve (12) months.” If a However, in all events, the spouse of a irrevocable third party SNT. If the trust rm of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP.
His o ce is centrally located in White Plains
person is receiving Medicaid, SSI or So- disabled bene ciary or the parent of a mi- is irrevocable, other individuals such as and he has a home o ce in Somers. He can
be reached at 914-948-1500. Mr. Enea is
cial Security Disability (SSD), they are nor disabled bene ciary cannot create and grandparents, close friends, siblings, and the Past Chair of the Elder Law and Special
Needs Section of the New York State Bar
considered disabled. New York Estates, fund “inter-vivos”third party SNT and get other family members can be encouraged Association (NYSBA). He is the Chair of the
Senior Lawyers Section of (NYSBA). Mr.
Powers and Trust Law requires that the the protections under New York law with to make contributions to the SNT during Enea is the Past President and a founding
member of the New York Chapter of the
SNT be utilized for the special and sup- respect to government bene ts. their lifetime. ey could do so without National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
(NAELA). He is also a member of the
plemental needs of a disabled person, and Once the decision to create a third party worrying that they made contributions to Council of Advanced Practitioners of the
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
not their day-to-day living expenses such SNT for the bene t of a child, grandchild, a trust that could later be revoked and that and is a Certi ed Elder Law Attorney
as certi ed by e National Elder Law
as food and shelter. e trustee of an SNT loved one or friend has been made, then their contributions upon the trust revo- Foundation as accredited by the American
Bar Association. Mr. Enea is the President
needs to avoid undertaking any action that the creator/grantor of the trust needs to cation could potentially be distributed to of the Westchester Bar Foundation and a
Past President of the Westchester County Bar
jeopardizes the bene ciary’s eligibility for decide whether the SNT will be a sepa- someone other than the disabled person. Association.
Medicaid and/or SSI. rate free standing living trust (revocable or However, when utilizing an irrevocable
Unlike a rst party SNT, which must be irrevocable) or be a part of their last will third party SNT, both the creator/grantor
irrevocable and is funded with the assets and testament (a sub trust therein) for the and others making contributions to the
owned by the disabled bene ciary, a third bene t of the disabled bene ciary. trust will need to understand that once
party SNT can be revocable or irrevocable If the creator/grantor decides that the the contribution is made, it can not be re-
and is created and funded by someone SNT be part of their last will (testamenta- turned back to them.
e irrevocability of the trust gives
to the individuals making the contribu-
tions to the trust the peace of mind that
their original goal of helping the disabled
bene ciary will be ful lled. e individu-
als funding the SNT can also experience
the disabled person reaping the bene ts
from the SNT during their lifetime. is
of course is also possible if the third party
SNT is revocable.
If the creator/grantor of the trust does
not want and/or does not believe anyone
else will be making contributions to the
trust, then they may opt to utilize a revo-
cable third party SNT. e revocable third
party SNT would give them the option of
amending the terms of the trust as well as
making contributions to the trust and if
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6 tips to make dementia gentler on everyone
When Robert Harris was 80 tially more dev- iar, threaten- As insight, judgment, logic,
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Town ofﬁcials come out to celebrate the new opening of Caremount Medical Center.
PHOTO: KATHERINE BORCHERT
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Yorktown’s Jesse Barer Monte, Portante and
Jennings to lead Hornets
FILE PHOTO/BOB CASTNER
Yorktown looks to continue BY MIKE SABINI feet, 5 inches) are Lakeland’s newcomers
success under Mundy CONTRIBUTING WRITER this season.
BY MIKE SABINI “Ashley was the only player to average Lakeland is coming o a season where “We return a core group of players that
they recorded a playo victory, as the No. saw a lot of action last season, mixed with
CONTRIBUTING WRITER a double-double and not be named All- 14 seed in the Section 1 Class A Tourna- talented youth,” Mangan said. “We hope
ment, with a 59-25 win against No. 19 to have a balanced scoring attack and use
League last year,” Mundy said. “She has Saunders in the out-bracket round before our versatility on defense to make up for
falling at No. 3 Byram Hills 67-34 in the our lack of size.”
Brian Mundy had a great rst year as solid ball-handling skills for a forward.” opening round.
Mangan said that there are always
coach for Yorktown, with the Huskers Kat’s sister, 5-foot-7 sophomore guard e Hornets enter this season without high expectations for the girls.
one of the best to ever play at the school,
nishing 13-8, including earning a No. Melissa Severino, is another key returnee the graduated Alexa Cole. She scored “But most importantly we want them
more than 1,000 career points while to learn how they can contribute to the
7 seed in the Section 1 Class A Tourna- who is a good perimeter play, can play ei- earning the prestigious Con Ed Scholar- team in a positive way,” Mangan said.
Athlete Award. “We want them to work hard to become
ment, where they lost to visiting No. 10 ther guard position, has good court vision better basketball players but also en-
“Alexa was a fantastic role model for joy themselves and the experiences that
Pelham, 44-35, in the opening round. and gets to the basket. the younger girls in our program and come from being a part of a team.”
they learned a lot from her leadership
e leader of that team was the now Seniors, 5-foot-3 guard Alyssa Gi- and work ethic,”said Lakeland sixth-year Lakeland begins the season at 4:30
coach Miranda Mangan, whose team p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Nyack. Mangan
graduated Kat Severino,who scored more annasca and 5-foot-5 guard Lindsay was 10-12 a year ago. “It’s de nitely go- said that the key to getting o to a good
ing to be a well-rounded team e ort (to start this season will be “Patience, com-
than 1,000 points during her career and Boyle, and junior 5-foot-7 forward Haley replace Cole’s production).” munication and non-stop e ort.”
was a News 12 Scholar Athlete Award Caricati, are three other important re- Looking to help replace Cole’s produc- e Hornets will follow their trip to
tion are seniors: forward Brianna Monte Rockland County by hosting the Re-
winner as a senior. turning players. (5 feet, 10 inches), guard So a Portante lay for Life Tournament in their home
(5 feet, 5 inches) and guard Megan Jen- opener at 6:30 p.m.Friday,Dec.6,against
Mundy, who is in his eighth year over- Sophomore 5-foot-10 forward Erisa nings (5 feet, 5 inches); juniors: guard Carmel in an opening-round contest.
Amanda Cole (5 feet, 9 inches) (Alexa’s
all coaching with both the boys and girls Krasniqi is a key newcomer for the Husk- sister), guard Sarah Pinkowsky (5 feet, 8 Putnam Valley will play Clarkstown
inches) and guard Ava Pagliaro (5 feet, North in the rst game at 4:30 p.m.
6 inches); and sophomores: guard Tyler
Hormazabal (5 feet, 7 inches) and guard e consolation and championship
Hannah Devane (5 feet, 9 inches). games are scheduled for 1:45 p.m. and
3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.
Monte, Portante and Jennings are the
Hornets’ captains. e annual Giglio Games also high-
lights the schedule, with the Hornets
“We expect them to making the short trip to sister school
always demand the best Walter Panas for a 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
from themselves and their 1, tip-o .
teammates,” Mangan said
at various levels in Yorktown, realizes how ers. of her captains. “ ey all
have such di erent per-
much of a challenge it will be to replace “She is a good rebounder and good sonalities and ll di er-
ent roles on our team, so
Severino. passer for a big,” Mundy said of Krasniqi. I think it’s going to be the
perfect mix for successful
“Kat was such a versatile o ensive play- Another key newcomer is 5-foot-2 leadership on and o the
er. I don’t think you can entirely replace freshman guard Emily Ward, who pos-
Newcomers this season
someone like that,” Mundy said. “We are sesses good ball-handling skills and is a are junior guard Nancy
Pagliaroli (5 feet, 7 inches)
looking to use the strengths of each indi- very good passer. who was a member of the
Hornets’ Class A state
vidual player to make up for any areas that Sophomores, 5-foot-7 guard Lindsey
eld hockey champion-
may be lacking in her departure.” Townes, 5-foot-8 forward Artesa Gashi, ship squad this fall, for-
ward Nicole Haughney
One of the key returning players look- and junior 5-foot-9 forward Alyssa Per- (5 feet, 9 inches), guard
Eddie Vivanco (5 feet,
ing to make up for the loss of Severino is rino are Yorktown’s other newcomers 5 inches), guard Ange-
lina Ameneiros (5 feet, 7
5-foot-9 guard Jesse Barer, a senior cap- Mundy will rely on this winter. inches), and eighth-grade
guard Nichole Ljuljic (5
tain. As for who will be in the starting ro-
“She is one of the top defensive play- tation, Mundy said that will be uid
ers in the section; point guard with a good throughout the season.
handle, can play down low if we need her “We will have many di erent starting
to, great basketball IQ, increased scoring lineups,” Mundy said.
e ort,” Mundy said. Mundy said that the team’s strengths
Leadership wise, Mundy is equally as are “rebounding, team chemistry, and
high on Barer, who signed her national good team leadership for a generally
letter of intent on Nov. 14 to play Divi- young team.”
sion 1 women’s lacrosse at Binghamton e Huskers will begin the season by
University. hosting the 23rd annual George Budries
“Jesse is everything a coach expects Yorktown Boys and Girls Memorial Bas-
from a captain on and o the oor; vo- ketball Tournament, against Beacon at
cal and leads by example, overall athlete,” 6:30 p.m. ursday,Dec.5,in the opening
Mundy said. round of the tournament. Mount Vernon
Another key returning player is junior will play Monroe Woodbury at 4:30 p.m. Brianna Monte is one of
three returning seniors for
6-foot center/forward Ashley Zeolla,who in the other rst-round contest.
provides the Huskers an inside game, re- e consolation and nals will be at
FILE PHOTO/DEENA BELL
bounding and shot blocking. 1:30 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.
Page 26 – Yorktown News SPORTS Thursday, November 28, 2019
Lakeland hits the court Huskers look to build
with experience off playoff appearance
BY MIKE SABINI BY MIKE SABINI
CONTRIBUTING WRITER CONTRIBUTING WRITER
Last year, Lakeland gave e Yorktown boys basketball team is looking to build o last year’s sectional
playo appearance, in which, as the No. 22 seed, they dropped an out-bracket game,
perennial Class A power- 62-47, to No. 11 Beacon.
house, Tappan Zee, all they Returning for the Huskers this year are guard Robert Miller (5 feet, 11 inches),
senior forward Roni Brucaj (6 feet, 2 inches), senior forward Sean Vogel (6 feet, 1
could handle in the rst inch) and senior guard Matthew Mahoney (6 feet, 1 inch).
round of the Section 1 tour- “I expect all four returning seniors to continue to compete in practice, and help us
get better every day,” said Mark Pavella, Yorktown’s second-year coach.
nament, falling to the No. 2
e coach has high expectations from his team captains, Brucaj and Miller.
seed, 80-70. “I expect them to be positive role models and leaders for our team,” said Pavella,
whose squad was 7-14 a year ago.
at experience of hang- Yorktown’s newcomers this season are senior forward Martin Kopacz (6 feet, 3
inches), junior guard Jared Faivre (5 feet, 9 inches), junior guard Sam Pincus (5
ing tough against Tappan feet, 11 inches), junior forward Anthony Granitto (6 feet, 2 inches), junior guard/
forward David Dippolito (6 feet), junior guard Daniel Trashani (5 feet, 10 inches),
Zee, along with the knowl- sophomore guard Jack Prybylski (6 feet, 1 inche), sophomore forward Eddie Brucaj
(6 feet, 5 inches) and freshman guard Antoine Cole (5 feet, 7 inches).
edge they gained throughout “I expect this group of newcomers to work hard in practice every day, as well as in
the weight room,”Pavella said.“ ey will need to compete to help our team get bet-
the season, should bode well ter each day. I expect them all to make positive contributions to the team this year.”
Chemistry and commitment are perhaps the team’s biggest strengths, Pavella said.
for the Hornets this winter, “Our goal each year is to be competitive in every game, and compete for a league
championship, as well as qualify for sectional play,” Pavella said. “I expect everyone
as they return plenty of talent
to work hard on the court and
from last year’s squad. in the classroom each day.”
Lakeland, in fact, returns Yorktown opens the season
with a challenging contest
seven players from last year’s at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3,
at Fox Lane, a team that in
team that nished 11-11. 2016 upset perennial power-
house Mount Vernon, 67-60,
ey are seniors: guard/for- in the Section 1 Class AA
title game at the Westches-
ward Jack Kruse (6 feet, 1 ter County Center in White
inch), guard Augie Karaqi (5
“To get o to a good start,
feet, 10 inches), point guard our team will need to play
with a lot of e ort, as well
Je Owusu (5 feet, 9 inches), as be con dent in our abil-
ity,” Pavella said. “Fox Lane
point guard Mike Arcure (5 is always a talented team and
feet, 8 inches) and forward
e Huskers will then
James Barefoot (5 feet, 10 host the 23rd annual George
Budries Yorktown Boys and
inches), along with juniors: Girls Memorial Basketball
guard Rob Nardelli (6 feet,
eir opening round game
1 inch) and forward Bryan in the tournament will be
6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6,
Cummins (5 feet, 10 inches). against Walter Panas.
“All of them have been FILE PHOTO/RICK KUPERBERG e game against Panas is
a rematch of last year’s open-
in our program the last sev- Lakeland’s Jack Kruse ing-round contest, which the
eral seasons and we will need Huskers won, 59-48, aveng-
ing a loss earlier in the season
their leadership and experience to be successful,” said Lakeland coach Steve Fallo, at Panas.
who is in his fth year of being the head coach for the team after being an assistant e tournament’s conso-
lation and championships
for Henry Weltman for one season. games will be held at 3:30
p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday,
Kruse and Arcure will provide the leadership as captains. Dec. 7.
“Jack Kruse and Mike Arcure have worked very hard in the o season to prepare Senior co-captain Roni
Brucaj is expected to
for the season,” Fallo said. “ eir experience, work ethic and competitiveness will be a leader for the
Huskers this season.
lead this team to attaining our team goals.”
FILE PHOTO/BOB CASTNER
ose goals are pretty straight forward.
“Hopefully we can compete for a league title and be competitive every game,”
said Fallo, who before coaching the Lakeland boys, was a long-time coach of the
Hornets’ girls squad, which included winning the 2007 Class A state title and
reaching the state nals in 2010.
In addition to the seven veterans, the Hornets also have plenty of talented new-
comers. ey are juniors: center Kevin Keegan (6 feet, 2 inches), forward Aidan
Welcome (6 feet), forward Reed ompson (6 feet, 2 inches), guard James Aposto-
lou (5 feet, 10 inches) and senior forward Landon Ruggieri (6 feet, 1 inch).
Ruggieri brings with him the experience of being a standout wide receiver from
the Hornets’ football squad, where he earned the right to play for the North squad
in the 2019 Exceptional Seniors Game.
“All of these players ll a need for our team,” Fallo said of his newcomers. “Each
one can step on the court and contribute when needed.”
Lakeland will look to get what they need by running up and down the court.
“We play a fast paced game and can shoot the ball,”Fallo said.“Everybody on the
team has a green light to shoot.”
e Hornets will open the season at Our Lady of Lourdes at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday,
Dec. 3. Lourdes went to the Class A state nals in 2017.
“We have spent a lot of time in the gym since last year and hopefully with all our
returning players we can get o to a fast start against Lourdes,” Fallo said.
Lakeland will play its home opener at 6:30 p.m. ursday, Dec. 5, against Ar-
lington in the opening round of the Relay for Life Tournament, with Tappan Zee
playing Su ern in the rst game at 4:30 p.m.
As of now, the consolation and nals of the tournament are scheduled for noon
and 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.
Another scheduling highlight is the annual Giglio Games at sister school Walter
Panas, at 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1.
Thursday, November 28, 2019 SPORTS Yorktown News – Page 27
Rebels to play
BY MIKE SABINI
Joey Bonitatibus, a 2010 Yorktown gradu- Lakeland/Panas’ P.J. Kowal e top newcomers from Yorktown are White Plains.
ate and All-League winger in his senior year, sophomore Sava Makarenko and junior Al- e Rebels were scheduled to start their
is back with the hockey program, this time FILE PHOTO/ROB DIANTONIO len Rondel, who Bonitatibus says will each
as a coach. have a strong impact leading the team from season on Nov. 27 against Horace Greeley
ose who played for Yorktown last year the front. and then play Clarkstown at 5:30 p.m. Sat-
Bonitatibus, who was a four-year var- were members of the combined Brewster/ urday, Nov. 30.
sity player, is one of three co-coaches, along Yorktown squad. “ ey both have great skills and a strong
with Joe Lopane (Brewster) and John Veteri sense for the game,” Bonitatibus said. “I ex- Like the BYSNS, the Rebels’ Dec. 1
(North Salem), for the combined “BYSNS” at team nished 8-13-1, which includ- pect them to be two of our top performers matchup will also depend on their rst two
squad,which consists of Brewster,Yorktown, ing a 4-1 victory as the No. 9 seed, in the this year.” games.
Somers and North Salem. opening round of the Section 1 Division 1
Tournament, against No. 8 White Plains at Another top newcomer from Yorktown is “ is should be a fun year,” said Bart
“We will be pronouncing it Bisons, like Brewster Ice Arena, before falling to host sophomore Hart Nullet. Mucci, Lakeland/Panas’ 20th-year coach.
the animal,” Bonitatibus said of his team’s No. 1 Su ern 8-0 in the quarter nals. “I’m excited about this group.”
name. “I expect Hart to play a strong role on de-
fense,” Bonitatibus said. “His size and skills Lakeland’s P.J. Kowal, a senior defense-
Bonitatibus said it’s an honor to be coach- should certainly come in handy.” man, and junior forwards, Joseph Jimenez
ing for his alma mater. and Jack Tuite, and Hen Hud’s Nick Perez,
Francesca Manglone, Matt Manuso, Mi- a defenseman, are the Rebels’ top returning
“I come from a big Yorktown family,”said chael D’erasmo, Oleksandr (Alex) Helyukh, players.
Bonitatibus, who previously was head coach Cal Du ,Dylan Delaney,and Hawken Hel-
for the Bedford Bears Bantam team. “We lebo, are the other players from Yorktown Kowal, Jimenez and Tuite are the Rebels’
bleed green.” who the BYSNS will rely on. captains.
One of the BYSNS’strengths as a team is “We expect them to lead by example and
their diversity. play the right way,”Mucci said.“All three are
very capable players who we will count on all
“We have a lot of variety, given all the season,”Mucci said.
schools coming together,” Bonitatibus said.
“We have strong goaltending, and our team Two freshmen, Lakeland’s Frankie Kowal
is very young, leaving a lot of room to grow.” (forward) and Hen Hud’s Colin Cody (de-
fenseman), and Putnam Valley sophomore
e expectations among the team are forward Andrew Dzubak, will be needed
high. to replace the production lost to graduation,
“ e expectation among the coaches is to
win a section title,” Bonitatibus said. “Our John Corso, Anthony Colasanti, Billy
goals are above that.” Goss, A.J. Knopf, Nick Mele, and Brendan
Morea, are the other players that will be
e BYSNS will start their season at 8 counted on from Lakeland.
a.m.Friday,Nov.29 against Rye Town in the
Guy Matthews anksgiving Invitational “We are a good skating team that can
Hockey Tournament, at Ebersole Hockey push the pace,” Mucci said. “Up tempo is
Rink in White Plains, then play Mahopac how we like to play, which should translate
the following day at 9 a.m. to goals.”
eir Dec. 1 matchup will depend on the Lakeland/Panas will look to build on last
results of the rst two games. season, where they nished 6-13-1.
A big key in getting o to a good start will As the No. 12 seed, they lost to No. 5
be how the players come together as a team, Mahopac, 4-2, in the Section 1 Division 1
Bonitatibus said. Tournament, at the Brewster Ice Arena, af-
ter clinching a playo berth with a 7-4 vic-
“It will just be a matter of time until they tory against Fox Lane in their regular-season
can gure out each other’s play style and
adapt,”Bonitatibus said. nale.
One of the Rebels goals this season is to
LAKELAND/PANAS win their league.
Lakeland/Panas, which includes players “We are in League 3 this season, it’s a
step up for us,” Mucci said. “We also want
from Lakeland, Walter Panas, Hendrick to qualify for the Section 1 Tournament and
Hudson, Haldane and Putnam Valley, also win a game or two.”
opens the season at the same invitational in
Page 28 – Yorktown News SPORTS Thursday, November 28, 2019
BOYS LACROSSE Huskers players excited
about West-Coast trip
O’Callaghan attacks from
behind the cage during a
spring 2019 game.
FILE PHOTO/BOB CASTNER
Fundraiser at AJ’s Bar & Grill on Nov. 30
BY MIKE SABINI together as a team.” said. “We understand how rare
CONTRIBUTING WRITER Yorktown junior Keith Boyer, it is for a team to travel across
who earlier this month commit- the country to play any sport,
Yorktown lacrosse is planning a ted to play at Duke University and I am super excited to show
spring trip that will both test them and is the No. 2 ranked lacrosse the West Coast our brand of la-
on the eld and give them the ex- player in his class in the country, crosse.”
perience of a lifetime o of it. said he is really looking forward In addition to playing high-
e planned trip, from March to the trip. quality opponents, Carney also is
26 to 29, includes games against “To be able to travel across the looking forward to what the team
last year’s state champions from country and play two very tal- can gain o the eld as well.
Washington and Oregon. ented teams will be something “Our hope is the boys will get
“Mercer Island, Wash., came to special,” Boyer said. the opportunity to see the coun-
play a very competitive game last Husker senior Timmy try more than they have,” Carney
year at Charlie Murphy Field and O’Callaghan, who signed his na- said. “It is a great opportunity
invited us out to play in Seattle,” tional letter of intent to play at to see downtown Seattle. It is
said Yorktown coach Sean Carney. the College of the Holy Cross not just lacrosse out there but a
“Our program is always looking to on Nov. 14, can’t wait to head out chance for the young men to see
play as hard a national schedule as west as well. a di erent part of our great na-
possible. ese types of tests help “ e guys and I are beyond tion.”
the team grow and learn and come excited for the trip,” O’Callaghan ere will be an adult’s only
fundraiser for the trip at AJ’s
Bar & Grill on Route 202
(Crompond Road) from 7 to 10
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, catered by
Andy Walsh and Joe Colarusso,
which includes unlimited food,
bu et style, and beverages.
e cost is $55 per person at
“ e fundraiser our parents
are running, will help give us this
opportunity,” Carney said. “ is
town time after time helps to
give its youth the best opportu-
nities possible and this is another
chance to do that.”
Giving the team this rare op-
portunity will allow it to gain
chemistry, which will continue
throughout the season according
“Being able to bond as a team
will be a great experience and
it’ll de nitely help us in the long
run,” Boyer said. “Playing in an
Add Value unfamiliar atmosphere against a
team we have never seen before
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In addition to playing an un-
familiar foe for the rst time in
Lake Oswego, the Oregon state
When we’re done, there is nothing left to do. champ,the Huskers will also play
a familiar foe in Mercer Island,
who they beat 13-10 last year.
“Not only will this trip pro-
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5. Adherent of 43. Pigeon sound 1. German courtesy title 36. Bundle of banknotes
Zoroastrianism 44. Type of groove 2. Samoan capital 37. Corporate honcho
10. European river 45. Inquire too closely 3. A type of carpet 38. Touch softly
14. Nonproﬁt public health 46. Nine Inch Nails’ debut 4. Upper bract of grass 40. Made by oneself
group (abbr.) 5. Al Bundy’s wife 41. Satisﬁes
15. Make law 47. An often unwelcome 6. In a careless way 43. Subcompact Toyota
16. Three-banded guest 7. More uncommon crossover
armadillo 48. Something you can 8. Expressing contempt 44. Cool!
17. Monetary unit draw 9. Belonging to a thing 46. Popular vegetable
18. Sandwich-like dishes 49. Songs to one’s lover 10. Adventure stories 47. Flower cluster
19. Sicilian city 52. Eastern Cairo mosque 11. Copycats 49. Transylvanian city
20. Finger millet 55. A partner to cheese 12. Farewell 50. Robert and Stephen
22. Of she 56. Absorption unit 13. Greek mythological are two
23. Bullﬁghting maneuvers 60. A type of sandwich builder 51. Philippine island
24. Lawyers 61. Herbaceous plant 21. Colorless, volatile 52. Canadian law
27. A place to relax 63. Chinese temple liquid enforcers
30. Often said after “Hee” classiﬁcation 23. Monetary unit of 53. Wings
31. Supervises ﬂying 64. Native person of Burma 54. He played Perry
32. Cheer of approval central Volga 25. Bar bill Mason
35. Something spiders 65. Excessive ﬂuid 26. Body part 57. Ballpoint pen
twirl accumulation in tissues 27. Mischievous child 58. Metrical foot
37. Aggressive dog 66. Some take them up 28. Popular card game 59. It has nostrils
38. Long-legged gazelle 67. South American nation 29. Building occupied by 61. Confederate soldier
39. Mogul emperor 68. Threaten persistently monks 62. Take in solid food
40. Baltic peninsula 69. Morningwear 32. Spiritual leader
CLUES ACROSS B 23. Eucharist box
1. Group of languages 24. Oil company
5. No seats available 49. Doctors’ group 25. Parts per billion (abbr.)
8. Helps little ﬁrms 50. Civil Rights group 26. A metal-bearing material
11. Having a strong sharp smell or 55. Swedish rock group 27. The common gibbon
taste 56. Baby’s dining accessory 28. Afﬁrmative
13. Established by the Treaty of 57. Succulent plants 29. Writer
Rome 59. Dutch word for “language” 34. Taxi
14. Whale ship captain 60. Polynesian garland of ﬂowers 35. Pioneering journalist Tarbell
15. Thick 61. Spiritual leader 36. Used to hold back
16. When you hope to get there 62. Single Lens Reﬂex 37. Senior ofﬁcer
17. First capital of Japan 63. Baseball stat 39. OK to go out with
18. Cyprinids 64. Abba __, Israeli politician 40. First in order
20. Dry white wine drink CLUES DOWN 41. Defunct phone company
21. Witnesses 1. He’s honored every June 42. Southern Ghana inhabitant
22. Alcohol drinks 2. Breezed through 44. Peninsula in SW Asia
25. Synthetic resin 3. Ribosomal ribonucleic acid 45. Political plot
30. Latin for “very early” 4. Flat, thin round object 46. “Great” Mogul emperor
31. Bill Clinton plays it 5. One looking for knowledge 47. Young horse
32. One-time province of British- 6. Calls it a career 48. Where wrestlers compete
India 7. Egg-shaped wind instrument 51. Swiss river
33. Folic and amino are two 8. Allied H.Q. 52. Wings
38. Integrated data processing 9. Reveals 53. Baseball legend Ty
41. Use to build roads 10. Greek sophist 54. Skipper butterﬂies
43. 44th US President 12. Speedy ballplayer Gordon 58. Immoral act
45. Where school kids eat 14. Body that deﬁnes computing
48. Small New Zealand tree protocols
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Thursday, November 28, 2019 LEGAL NOTICES Yorktown News – Page 31
LEGALS Ensemble, Inc. the right to use a NOTICE TO BIDDERS most favorable to the interests visual observation apparatus and
FROM PAGE 30 certain room(s) within the Albert NOTICE IS HEREBY of the Yorktown Heights Fire it is further
A. Capellini Community and GIVEN that sealed bids will District. RESOLVED that the
to c/o Jeanette Savinon, PO Cultural Center. be received by the Secretary Jeanmarie Klaus purchase shall be made with
Box 224, Demarest, NJ 07627. This resolution is subject to of the Yorktown Heights Fire Secretary/Treasurer monies withdrawn from the
General Purpose. permissive referendum and District, Town of Yorktown, Yorktown Heights Fire District Apparatus Reserve Fund not to
LLC FORMATION NOTICE shall be posted and advertised Westchester County, NY until 914-962-5561 ext. 2 exceed the sum of $27,000 and it
accordingly. 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December
Notice of Formation of Upon this resolution taking 17th, 2019 at the Secretary’s PUBLIC NOTICE RESOLVED that this
Cintron Landscaping LLC. Art. effect, the same shall be published Office, 334 Underhill Ave. 4B, Resolution is adopted subject to
Of Org. filed with SSNY on in The Yorktown News, which is Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 Notice is hereby given that a permissive referendum.
Sept. 19, 2019. Office Location: hereby designated as the official for snowplowing contract for the fiscal affairs of the Yorktown PLEASE TAKE FURTHER
Westchester County. SSNY newspaper of said Town for such the year 2020. For specifications Heights Fire District of NOTICE that the adoption
designated as agent David purpose. contact the Secretary’s office Yorktown Heights, New York, of this Resolution is subject to
Cintron of the LLC upon Diana L. Quast, Town Clerk Monday through Thursday, for the period beginning on permissive referendum pursuant
whom process against it may be Town of Yorktown between the hours of 9:30 January 1, 2018 and ending on to Section 6-g (4) of the General
served. SSNY shall mail process Certified Municipal Clerk a.m. and 4:00 p.m. by phone, December 31, 2018 have been Municipal Law and shall take
to: 958 Paulding St., Peekskill, 914-962-5561 ext. 2, or email examined by BST & Co. CPAs effect thirty (30) days after its
NY 10566. Purpose: any lawful PUBLIC NOTICE [email protected] LLP and that the management adoption, unless there shall be
purpose. Bids will be opened December letter prepared in conjunction filed in the interim with the
PLLC FORMATION NOTICE Notice is hereby given that 17th, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the with the external audit by the Fire District Secretary a petition
the regularly scheduled meeting Station #2 Firehouse, Locksley independent certified public signed and acknowledged or
BODY WISDOM for December 10, 2019 of the Road, Yorktown Heights, NY. accountant has been filed in my approved in the same manner as
MASSAGE STUDIO PLLC, Yorktown Heights Fire District, The bidder assumes the risk of office, 334 Underhill Avenue a Deed to be recorded by resident
Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of is rescheduled for December any delay in the mail. Whether Suite 4B, Yorktown Heights, tax payers of the District owning
State of NY (SSNY) 10/17/2019. 17, 2018, 6:00 pm, at Station 2, sent by mail or means of personal NY, where it is available as a taxable real property aggregating
Cty: WESTCHESTER. SSNY Locksley Road. delivery, the bidder assumes the public record for inspection by all at least ? of the assessed valuation
desig. as agent upon whom Jeanmarie Klaus responsibility for having the interested persons. Pursuant to of all taxable real property of the
process against may be served Secretary bids in at the time and the place section thirty-five of the General Fire District as such valuations
& shall mail process to THE Yorktown Heights Fire District specified above. Municipal Law, the governing appear on the latest completed
PLLC, 2149 ALBANY POST The Board of Fire board of the Yorktown Heights assessment of the Town of
RD., MONTROSE, NY NOTICE TO BIDDERS Commissioners reserves the right Fire District of Yorktown Yorktown,protesting against such
10548. Purpose: MASSAGE to reject any and all bids and to Heights,NY may,in its discretion, Resolution and requesting that
THERAPY NOTICE IS HEREBY accept that bid which is deemed prepare a written response to the it be submitted to the qualified
NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF GIVEN, that the sealed bids will most favorable to the interests report of external audit and file electors of the Fire District for
be received by the Secretary of the of the Yorktown Heights Fire any such response in my office their approval.
Yorktown Heights Fire District, District. as a public record for inspection By order of the Commissioners
town of Yorktown, Westchester Jeanmarie Klaus by all interested persons not later of the Yorktown Heights Fire
NOTICE IS HEREBY County, New York, until 4:00 Secretary/Treasurer than February 12, 2020 which is District.
GIVEN that the Town Board p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, Yorktown Heights Fire District 90 days after presentation to the Jeanmarie Klaus
of the Town of Yorktown, 2019, at the Secretary’s Office, 914-962-5561 ext. 2 Board. Secretary/ Treasurer
Westchester County New York, Joseph F. Eaton CPA, 334 Jeanmarie Klaus Yorktown Heights Fire District
at a meeting held on the 19th day Underhill Ave 4B, Yorktown NOTICE TO BIDDERS Secretary PUBLIC NOTICE
Yorktown Heights Fire District
of November 2019, duly adopted Heights, NY, for the cleaning NOTICE IS HEREBY
the resolution published herewith maintenance of Station #2, 914-962-5561 ext. 2
SUBJECTTOAPERMISSIVE Locksley Road & Station #3, GIVEN that sealed bids will be NOTICE IS HERE GIVEN
REFERENDUM. Kitchawan Road, for the year received by the Secretary of the PUBLIC NOTICE that a public hearing will be
reconvened by the Town Board,
Dated: Yorktown Heights, 2020. For specifications, contact Yorktown Heights Fire District,
New York the Secretary’s office Monday Town of Yorktown, Westchester NOTICE IS HEREBY Town of Yorktown, Westchester
November 20, 2019 through Thursday, between the County, NY until 4:00 p.m. on GIVEN that the Board of Fire County, New York on Tuesday,
Diana L. Quast, Town Clerk hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 Commissioners of the Yorktown December 10, 2019 at the Town
Town of Yorktown by phone, 914-962-5561 ext. 2, or at the Secretary’s Office, 334 Heights Fire District of Hall, 363 Underhill Avenue,
Certified Municipal Clerk email [email protected] Underhill Ave. 4B, Yorktown Yorktown Heights, Westchester Yorktown Heights, New York
org. CERTIFICATES Heights, NY 10598 for the County, New York, at a scheduled at 7:30 o’clock PM, or as soon
RESOLUTION DATED OF INSURANCE, delivery of heating oil and On meeting held on the 12th day of thereafter as the same can be
NOVEMBER 19, 2019 INCLUDING WORKMEN’S Road Diesel, #2 fuel oil, and a November 2019, duly adopted heard, to consider repealing
A RESOLUTION COMPENSATION, MUST yearly service contract for the the following Resolution, subject Chapter 270 of the Code of
SUBJECT TO PERMISSIVE BE INCLUDED WITH year 2020. For specifications, to a permissive referendum. the Town of Yorktown entitled
R E F E R E N D U M , THE BID. Bids will be opened contact the Secretary’s office “Preservation of Yorktown’s
AUTHORIZING THE December 17, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, RESOLUTION Forested Environment” and
SUPERVISOR TO SIGN at the Locksley Road Firehouse. between the hours of 9:30 WHEREAS, the Yorktown enacting a new Chapter
AN AGREEMENT The bidder assumes the risk of a.m. and 4:00 p.m. by phone, Heights Fire District, under 270 entitled “Preservation
WITH MANETOO any delay in the mail. Whether 914-962-5561 ext. 2, or email the obligation and authority of Yorktown’s Trees and
DANCE ENSEMBLE, sent by mail or means of personal [email protected] to purchase apparatus for the Woodlands.”
INC TO USE A CERTAIN delivery, the bidder assumes the Bids will be opened December extinguishment and prevention A copy of the proposed local
ROOM(S) WITHIN THE responsibility for having the 17th, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the of fires and for the purpose of law is on file in the Office of the
ALBERT A. CAPELLINI bids in at the time and the place Station #2 Firehouse, Locksley emergency rescue (Town Law Town Clerk at the said Town
COMMUNITY AND specified above. Road, Yorktown Heights, NY. §176.13), determined there to Hall, where the same may be
CULTURAL CENTER The Board of Fire The bidder assumes the risk of be such a need to purchase a inspected during regular office
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Commissioners reserves the right any delay in the mail. Whether visual observation apparatus, hours. It can also be viewed at
affirmative vote of not less than to reject any and all bids and to sent by mail or means of personal and at the September 12th www.yorktownny.org under
two-thirds of the total voting accept that bid which is deemed delivery, the bidder assumes the 2017 meeting allocated $20,000 Town Clerk/Pending Legislation.
strength of the Town Board of the most favorable to the interests responsibility for having the for such purchase but due to DIANA L. QUAST, TOWN
Town of Yorktown, Westchester of the Yorktown Heights Fire bids in at the time and the place increase in cost, now therefore, CLERK
County, New York, as follows: District. specified above. it is TOWN OF YORKTOWN
RESOLVED, that the Town Jeanmarie Klaus The Board of Fire RESOLVED by the Board CERTIFIED MUNICIPAL
Board authorizes the Supervisor Secretary/Treasurer Commissioners reserves the right of Fire Commissioners of the CLERK
to execute and deliver a certain Yorktown Heights Fire District to reject any and all bids and to Yorktown Heights Fire District
Agreement to Manetoo Dance 914-962-5561 ext 2 accept that bid which is deemed that the District shall purchase a
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Wishing Our Neighbors a Happy Thanksgiving
FROM THE BROKER AGE IN YORKTOWN
SOLD YORKTOWN HEIGHTS • , , YORKTOWN • , SOLD SOLD
1035 Gambelli Drive | Web# YS1576729
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS John P. Kincart | M 914.384.3385 2450 Jordan Drive | Web# YS1572343 YORKTOWN HEIGHTS YORKTOWN HEIGHTS
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Douglas Dill | M 914.671.7730 John P. Kincart | M 914.384.3385 Douglas Dill | M 914.671.7730 Douglas Dill | M 914.671.7730
IN CONTRACT SOLD IN CONTRACT IN CONTRACT
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS • , YORKTOWN HEIGHTS • , YORKTOWN HEIGHTS YORKTOWN HEIGHTS • , YORKTOWN HEIGHTS • ,
1 Brianna Lane 1261 Baldwin Road 2746 Evergreen Street
Diane Ryan | M 914.645.9423 2871 Farm Walk Rd. | Web# YS1579843 Douglas Dill | M 914.671.7730 Diane Ryan | M 914.645.9423 399 Chestnut Court
Claire Hoch | M 914.844.6450 Kathleen O'Driscoll | M 914.473.6184
SOLD YORKTOWN HEIGHTS • , SOLD SHRUB OAK • , YORKTOWN HEIGHTS • ,
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS 1527 Georgia Street | Web# YS1588676 YORKTOWN HEIGHTS 3589 Frost Road | Web# YS1587308 351 Barway Drive | Web# YS1589444
394 Chestnut Court 109 Hitching Post Lane
Kathleen O'Driscoll | M 14.473.6184 Kathleen O'Driscoll | M 914.473.6184 Diane Ryan | M 914.645.9423 Jo Ella Deliberto | M 914.413.9052 John P. Kincart | M 914.384.3385
IN CONTRACT IN CONTRACT
PUTNAM VALLEY • , YORKTOWN HEIGHTS • , YORKTOWN HEIGHTS • , MOHEGAN LAKE • , MOHEGAN LAKE • ,
44 Partridge Lane | Web# YS1584539 142 Ridgeview Lane 2800 Walker Drive | Web# YS1579794 1468 Hiawatha Road | Web# YS1538390 40 Offshore Drive
Joseph Polewaski | M 914.656.7375 Kimberly A. Renzi | M 914.806.0144 John P. Kincart | M 914.384.3385 Barbara J. Nicotra-Burroni | M 914.960.1272 Kimberly A. Renzi | M 914.806.0144
BARBARA J. NICOTRA BURRONI JO ELLA DELIBERTO DOUGLAS DILL CLAIRE M. HOCH JOH N P. KINCART
Real Estate Salesperson Associate Real Estate Broker Associate Real Estate Broker Real Estate Salesperson
M.. Associate Real Estate Broker
M .. M .. M.. M ..
K ATHLEEN O DRISCOLL JOSEPH POLEWASKI KIMB ERLY A . RENZI DIANE RYAN
Real Estate Salesperson Associate Real Estate Broker
Associate Real Estate Broker M.. Associate Real Estate Broker
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Source: HGMLS 1/1/19 – 11/15/19, total dollar volume of all property types sold by oﬃce, Yorktown School District. H O U L I H A N L AW R EN CE.CO M
YORKTOWN BROKERAGE EAST MAIN STREET ROUTE N , JEFFERSON VALLEY ..