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Residents experience mail delivery delays Underhill
COVID-19, ‘historic’ package volume cited include senior
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER housing
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
Delivery of letters and packages from PHOTO: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER EDITOR
the United States Postal Service has
become increasingly erratic in recent SEE MAIL PAGE 2 Of the 165 units proposed as part of the
weeks, resulting in dozens of formal Underhill Farms development on the for-
complaints by Yorktown residents and mer Soundview Preparatory School property,
many more grievances being aired on 75 would be speci cally designed for elderly
social media. residents, with another 60 considered to be
Last week, the town developed a web
page to receive formal complaints and All units would be sold at market rate, ac-
pass them along to the USPS. As of Jan. cording to Unicorn Contracting, the prop-
8, the town had received more than 40. erty’s developer.
Town Supervisor Matt Slater said most
complaints are coming from Yorktown e property at 370 Underhill Ave. cur-
Heights and Shrub Oak. rently has 10 buildings totaling 18,836 square
feet, according to an appraisal report. e ex-
“When I contacted our local post of- isting main building would be repurposed for
ces about the disrupted mail service, I a “community resource and gathering spot”
learned that COVID-19-related illness with a restaurant, co ee shop and 12,000
and sta ng shortages were among the square feet of retail/o ce space. All other
reasons for the unsatisfactory service,” buildings on the property are slated to come
Slater wrote in a letter to the USPS dis- down.
trict manager on Friday, Jan. 8.
“While recognizing the challenges Renderings for the Underhill Farms
posed by the pandemic, the Postal Ser- development show 50 condominium town
vice must consider enhancing its work houses spread among 10 buildings; 30
force to compensate for sick employ- condominium ats in one building; 85 rental
ees and other sta ng shortages,” Slater units in one building; and a clubhouse with
continued in his letter. “Many people a pool.
in Yorktown rely on the Postal Service
to receive prescription drugs and other An existing pond would be complemented
essential goods. We also have many se-
nior citizens in our community who are SEE UNDERHILL PAGE 2
homebound due to the health emergen-
cy and they need reliable mail service to Gail M. Branham, a regional spokes-
pay bills and conduct other business.” person for the USPS, said the holiday
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MAIL UNDERHILL ganization, was exempt from paying Dec. 21. However, the plan does not
FROM PAGE 1 town and school taxes. Unicorn proj- conform to the property’s current
season was “one for the record books,” with more than ects it will pay about $1 million in single-family residential zoning.
a billion packages being delivered. e package volume
in Yorktown, Branham said, was on par with nationwide by new walking trails, sitting property taxes. Under normal circumstances, the
areas, and a pedestrian gateway Unicorn, which also owns the property would need to be rezoned
“ e 36 employees at the Yorktown Post O ce gave
a great e ort and continue to work every day for the at the estate’s original entrance newly constructed medical center on by the Town Board. However, just
community,” Branham said.
at the intersection of Route 118 Kear Street, acquired the 13.8-acre three months ago, the Town Board
Shippers, as they attempted to move these “historic
volumes,” ran into trucking and airlift capacity limits, and Underhill Avenue. ese property in October through bank- adopted the framework for so-called
causing “temporary pockets of delays,” Branham said.
publicly accessible areas would be ruptcy proceedings. e $2.85 mil- “overlay zones,” which would a ord
Exacerbating the issue was employee availability
challenges as a result of “necessary COVID-19 poli- maintained by Unicorn. lion court-authorized sale of Sound- the Planning Board exibility in re-
cies designed to keep our employees and our communi-
ties safe,” Branham said. Westchester, in particular, was e project also includes a view Prep’s only remaining asset to viewing such projects.
“Ground Zero” of the COVID-19 outbreak, “and our
employees have not been exempt from being a ected.” parking area for a new building Unicorn Contracting allowed the e second part of the law in-
“Our employees continue to work at an unprec- at the neighboring Beaverridge private school to repay its creditors. volves de ning speci c areas in
edented pace, which has served our communities well
through the pandemic, an intense election season, and housing complex. e building, not Unicorn paid $2.5 million at clos- town where these overlay zones
now this record-setting peak season—and they are still
working,” Branham said. yet constructed, is expected to house ing. e other $350,000 payment is could be applied. On Tuesday, Dec.
Not just relegated to the holidays, the postal service the town’s parks and recreation contingent on approval by the town 8, the Town Board reviewed plans
has seen an uptick in package volume since the onset of
COVID-19, Branham said. department o ces and a senior of the planned residential com- for the Yorktown Heights district,
“As early as last spring, when average Yorktown center. munity. A pre-application was led which includes the property in
residents moved from shopping in stores to shopping
online for household essentials, we have been work- “ e Underhill Farms project will with the town on Wednesday, Dec. 9. question.
ing with this type of increased volume,” Branham said.
“Adding to that increased holiday volume can further preserve Yorktown’s heritage and “Underhill Farms is an investment “ e project in question will need
explain the delays.”
invest in its future,” Paul Guillaro, in Yorktown—both its rich past and a rezoning from the Town Board,”
To remedy these delays, Branham said, USPS has
been extending the contracts of seasonal employees who president of Unicorn Contracting, bright future,” Guillaro said. “We’re John Tegeder, the town’s planning
traditionally end their postal work after Christmas, as
well as reallocating sta ng resources daily. said in a press release. “Environ- completing a tra c study now and director, previously told Yorktown
“We remain committed to delivery of all mail in our mental and historic preservation are we look forward to working with the News. “In the event the design dis-
custody,” Branham said.
essential aspects of sustainable de- Planning Board to make this vision trict is enacted in a manner that
velopment and we’re committed to a reality.” would allow this to be reviewed un-
making Underhill Farms a source of e Yorktown Planning Board, der it, then that is another path it
pride for Yorktown residents.” which has authority over the site may take, provided it is accepted by
Soundview Prep, a nonpro t or- plan, started its review on Monday, the Planning Board.”
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Singing the blues
Hudson Valley group releases ‘Lockdown Sessions’ CD
BY ABBY LUBY for HVBS. e serendipitous and vice president of HVBS. November 2018 with emails to health-related nancial needs.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER start of the nonpro t group was “Learning about the blues was a Hudson Valley musicians and Bennett, who died in 2019,
like an improvised ri in B.B. lot of fun.” music lovers, inviting them to an
Once you hear the blues, King’s “ e rill Is Gone,” with informal rst meeting of HVBS. was a singer, saxophone, and
you don’t forget it. Joyous or chance meetings of like-minded Roche, who professionally Responding to that email was harmonica player for over 40
sad, the music draws raw emo- folks seeking to organize. Today, books local musicians to open for Bill McCann, an IBM retiree years, an HVBS member, and a
tion from the heart and it runs they are active board members national touring bands, saw the and lifelong amateur musician New York State Blues Hall of
through your veins. It’s those vo- working to keep the blues alive potential in starting a blues soci- who played folk, rock, and old- Fame inductee.
cal croons, soulful guitar twangs, for its 120 members. ety. About the same time, Tosca- ies.
low thumping piano chords and no met Hillary Fontana, an avid Opening the doors of his
the steady pulse of drums. “It wasn’t primarily about blues lover who frequented leg- “I was at a point in my life church for HVBS meetings and
forming a group for people to endary rhythm and blues cruises where I wanted to give back to jam sessions was Tim Wagner,
e blues is steeped in south- get gigs,” said HVBS president featuring top-notch performers, the community,” said McCann. pastor of the Croton Falls Com-
ern African-American history Paul Toscano, a Patterson resi- many of whom she got to know “ e meeting was in Brewster, munity Church for 28 years. He
and many devotees want to en- dent who sings and plays a mean at late-night jam sessions on the which is where I live.” learned about HVBS from Fon-
sure the genre is not forgotten. harmonica on the track “Turn boat. Fontana, an artist, graphic tana, with whom he had worked.
Keeping the blues alive means up the Heat.” “It was more designer, and professional web- McCann didn’t know much Wagner became so enthused
regular performances and more about being a performance so- site designer, contacted Toscano about the blues, but his appre- about the blues, he scheduled a
recordings—a mission long em- ciety to help people understand about a musician friend’s lost ciation grew the more he heard Sunday morning blues service
braced by well-established blues the blues, which seems to be a piece of musical equipment at a and learned about it. that featured the group Agape.
foundations, blues societies, and dying art.” local venue.
blues halls of fame all over the “It was an opportunity to be “ ey sang the blues version
world. Toscano used to have a blues “Paul asked me if I ever want- a part of an organization and of about eight songs, including
show on Pawling Public Radio ed to start a blues society,” said to meet lots of really good blues ‘Amazing Grace’ and ‘Power in
Two years ago, those passion- before it became a streamed in- Fontana, who lives in New Ro- players.” the Blood,’” Wagner recalled.
ate about hearing and playing ternet station. e show airing chelle. “We didn’t know each “ e music was moving, soul-
more blues here in the Hud- before his was Jacque Roche’s other at all, but the friendship McCann, now the group’s searching, and provided a depth
son Valley formed the Hudson “Jacque’s Giant Hudson Valley blossomed from there. Paul treasurer, said HVBS is nan- to our worship.”
Valley Blues Society (HVBS). Music Show,” during which she knew all the local musicians in cially stable.
regularly interviewed Hudson the Hudson Valley.” Wagner said that since that
e group just released its rst, Valley musicians performing at “We received some large do- service, several members of his
two-disc CD, “Blues Alive in local venues. Fontana is now the cor- nations from various members congregation had joined the
the Valley—Lockdown Sessions responding secretary on the pretty early in our existence. blues society.
of 2020,” featuring 23 original “Paul and I got to know each HVBS board. She designed and Funds were set aside to help
songs by known music celebri- other and he invited me to hang set up the HVBS website and musicians who are needy,” said One of the primary goals of
ties of the Hudson Valley. out and listen to the blues,” re- created the CD cover. McCann, referring to the Ian HVBS is to preserve the history
called Roche, a Somers resident Bennett Memorial Fund, which of the blues. In the late 1800s,
e CD marks a pivotal point Everything started around helps Hudson Valley musicians
struggling with medical and SEE BLUES PAGE 4
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According to information provided by On Monday, Jan. 18, Chabad of York-
[email protected] Westchester County town will host a Chinese Takeout Night (all On Sunday, Jan. 24, from 2 to 3 p.m.,
BRUCE HELLER Government at Work Kosher). e food will be prepared by Eden Support Connection will hold “Beat the
(914) 486-7608 Wok Restaurant of New Rochelle and de- Winter Blues,” a virtual event via Zoom.
livered to Chabad of Yorktown, where the SEE GREEN PAGE 17
LISA KAIN • Tuesday, Jan. 19, Town Board, 7:30 p.m. order can be picked up. To view the menu
[email protected] BLUES attract people of color,” Toscano sicians have done their research,” ux; some were writing and re-
(914) 760-7009 FROM PAGE 3 said, adding that the group is said Orlo. cording new music,” said Roche.
reaching out to such Black Hud- Orlo, who grew up in White “We had to revive the group and
(914) 299-4541 songs sung by southern Black son Valley blues celebrities as Joe Plains and now lives in northern get our members out of a slump.
JENNIFER CONNELLY sharecroppers, slaves, and ex- Louis Walker, the electric blues Westchester, has long worked at’s when we decided to pro-
[email protected] slaves were clearly the sonorous guitarist and singer/songwriter, and played guitar with soul blues duce the CD.”
(914) 924-9122 linchpin of the blues. ese and the award-winning blues artist, Vaneese omas; his sultry, An aggressive outreach cam-
GABRIELLE BILIK songs, usually of anguish and de- guitarist Slam Allen. expressive guitar accompanies paign solicited Hudson Valley
[email protected] spair, were the impromptu blues Attracting young musicians to omas’ soul-gripping voice on blues musicians to contribute a
PRODUCTION TEAM heard in plantation camps, rural the blues society is another chal- the CD’s track “Mean World.” song. Stamped as “Lockdown
TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL
juke joints, and shacks before lenge and it has a few younger As HVBS became better Sessions of 2020,” the CD pro-
PHOTOGRAPHER spreading north of the Mississip- members. Acknowledging that known, it booked musicians to duction was headed up by HVBS
[email protected] pi Delta, evolving into the Delta more young people are em- open for well-known groups at trustee Tom Forst, an interna-
ART DIRECTOR/ blues, Chicago blues, jazz-blues bracing and playing the blues such venues as Daryl’s House tional touring and chart-selling
DIGITAL PRODUCTION MANAGER hybrids and later on, rhythm and is HVBS member and blues Club in Pawling, Hopewell Inn original blues artist. Among
blues and rock-and-roll. guitarist Al Orlo, who said the in Hopewell Junction, Lucy’s in the 23 tracks, the CD features
BRETT FREEMAN at HVBS is not as diverse as youths he sees playing the blues Pleasantville, Turning Point in Vaneese omas, Dion, the
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PR ﬁrm shares results of Fluoride project
‘Destination Y’ campaign moves forward
BY BRIAN relations rm based in West- launched a “Destination Y” BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER “I want it known that I am not
EDITOR for this project,” Diana said. “I do
MARSCHHAUSER chester, is contracted by the website, designed pole banners, not change my stripes. If I dig my
By a 4-1 vote, the Town Board heels in, that’s what I feel.”
EDITOR town for “community branding” wrote press releases for the town agreed to spend an additional
$40,000 to move forward with On top of worrying about ad-
purposes at $30,000 annually. and launched a monthly news- a project to add uoride to the ditional expenses, Diana said, he
town’s drinking water. also questioned the bene ts of
In terms of spurring develop- Another $30,000 was paid to letter, for which 9,032 people
e project to build a town- uoride, prompting Councilman
ment and attracting commercial the rm in June so it could hire signed up. operated uoride system is fund- Vishnu Patel to call Diana’s opin-
ed primarily through a $901,050 ion “fake news.”
tenants, the results of Yorktown’s a sta member for public rela- Town Supervisor Matt Slater state grant. However, the project
has come in over budget, with ough he voted to approve
“Destination Y” campaign may tions purposes. e “Destina- said contracts for ompson & the town paying about a quarter- the change order, Councilman
million dollars out of pocket. e Ed Lachterman took issue with
be di cult to glean. In real tion Y” campaign cost the town Bender was money well spent. latest change order, initially ex- Patel’s jab on Diana’s behalf.
pected to cost about $70,000, will
numbers, however, the digital $40,750, putting the total cost of “ ompson & Bender has instead cost the town $40,338 “I don’t think it’s fair to be dis-
after subtracting $30,000 from missive of people who do not be-
ad campaign resulted in millions ompson & Bender’s services provided a really important op- the contractor’s additional work lieve there’s a bene t of uoride
allowance. and say it’s ‘fake news,’” Lachter-
of impressions and about 3,100 at $100,750. erational service to the town,” man said. “I think people have
Because the town has a con- the right to do their research,
clicks, ompson & Bender re- e budget for ompson & Slater told Yorktown News. tract with a company, disband- they have the right to their opin-
ing the project at this point could ion, and it’s not the place of the
ported to the Town Board on Bender’s digital ad campaign Two of the rm’s partners, have opened up the town to legal board to tell people or anyone on
challenges, the board was told. the council that your information
Tuesday, Dec. 22. was $30,707. e rm pur- Elizabeth Bracken- ompson is garbage because I don’t agree
Despite that warning, Coun- with it.”
e campaign, which ran chased $15,000 worth of ads on and Geo ompson, recom- cilman Tom Diana cast the lone
dissenting vote. e project is expected to be
from August to November, tar- Crain’s New York, $5,883 in the mended the town carry on with completed before May, when the
geted business owners and ex- Westchester County Business the campaign in 2021.
ecutives looking for suburban Journal, $8,824 in Real Deal and “I think that, really, the town
satellite o ces, real estate devel- $1,000 on social media-boosted has become a model in the
opers and commercial real estate posts. county, and then there are a lot
brokers. Looking to capitalize at bought the town 3,131 of imitators now that are try-
on businesses eeing the city in clicks and 2,236,522 “impres- ing to get on board to do what
the wake of the pandemic, the sions,” or how many times the Yorktown’s been doing,” Geo
campaign touted Yorktown’s content was viewed. A viewer ompson said.
“streamlined” and “expedited” doesn’t have to engage with the Councilwoman Alice Roker
approval processes, “shovel- post for it to count as an impres- was supportive of the campaign,
ready” sites and “ exible” zoning. sion. saying, “You gotta be in it to win
ompson & Bender, a public ompson & Bender also it, and we are now.”
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THE BLOG I wouldn’t blame you for rics, WalletHub deduced that the tanning salons per capita, share of beneath it. As a result, it simultaneously
Empire State beat out 46 others, adults not exercising… you get the displays the custom image and provides
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APAR “ at’s pretty arbitrary. Who a family only by Massachusetts, images, embedded into solar panels,
is making these quality-of-life Minnesota, and North Dakota. IN OTHER AREAS OF can exactly match your grassy lawns or
Did you know that we live judgments—and based on what?” INTEREST… rooftops of your homes.
in the nation’s fourth best Ever wonder, in your spare time,
state to raise a family? I I was skeptical, too, when I which cities are our fair land’s North Las Vegas earns the Solar fabric: Imagine that besides
know I didn’t know that. started receiving these de ni- “Most Sinful”? (not that you’d want dubious distinction of topping the producing solar power at a xed
tive pronouncements, which are to visit those places or anything). “Worst Cities for an Active Life- location, you could also do it while on
How about safest states? Where issued by a personal- nance style”(with Honolulu ranked as the the move through your own clothing.
does good, ol’New York rank in company called WalletHub. Odds are you already guessed best city for an “Active Lifestyle”). Researchers are developing solar fabrics
that all-important category? the no-brainer of a number 1, since with a vision of including solar power
e Washington, D.C., com- its proud nickname is Sin City. Scottsdale, Arizona, is the best in each ber. ese solar laments can
As my dad would say,“menza pany’s methodology, however, is Right behind Las Vegas is Los city for “Keeping Resolutions,” be embedded into your t-shirts, winter
menza,”roughly translated as rmly grounded in data science, Angeles. (I tell ya, those Western- while the worst is Gulfport, Mis- coats, or any other clothing to help you
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number 23. is… St. Louis. Who knew? Now Austin,Texas, is best among you’re on the go.
To determine the best place to we do. As nobody needs to tell us, “Large College Cities,”Irvine, Cali-
ings look up, though, when raise a family, for example, Walle- New York also is no slouch when fornia, is tops for “Midsize College Anuj Kapoor is a freshman at Lakeland
it comes to America’s best public tHub looked at such indices as the it comes to sin, weighing in at a Cities”and Ann Arbor, Michigan, High School in Shrub Oak. He is
schools. Our state is in the top 25 number of recreational opportuni- wayward number 10. is best for “Small College Cities” passionate about the environment and
percent, at number 12. ties and pediatricians per capita, air enthusiastic about learning, contributing,
quality, cost of living, and a host of PARAGONS OF PURITY In its ranking of “Cities for and driving change in his community
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More questions than answers
MARSH cations. Field hockey, soccer, and track? PHOTO: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
MADNESS Enjoy your seasons! Football and volley-
ball? Ask us again in the spring. As of Monday, Jan. 11, the state has yet to render a decision on “high-risk” winter sports
BRIAN like basketball..
MARSCHHAUSER In the winter season, which began
Jan. 11 for many Section 1 schools, only
Last month, I received a text mes- track, swimming, skiing, gymnastics, and
sage from a reader who pitched bowling have been given the green light
me a story. I didn’t think the story to play. Basketball, ice hockey, and wres-
was particularly newsworthy, but I also tling—considered to be “high risk”—re-
didn’t feel like delivering bad news, so I main in limbo.
I’m willing to bet that Gov. Cuomo
I think we’ve all done something like has a lot of unanswered messages right
this at some point in our lives. We don’t about now.
want to make a tough decision, or we
want to avoid an awkward conversation, When it comes down to it, the de-
so we do nothing and hope the other cision lies with his administration.
person forgets about it. If they follow-up, Maybe he’s hoping that student-athletes,
we’ll pretend we were busy or we didn’t coaches, and parents simply forget about
see it the rst time. it and move on, but that’s not happening
anytime soon. ey want a decision, and
But after two or three hours, the un- rightfully so.
answered text started to eat away at me.
So, I nally sucked it up and told the Do you know what’s worse than tell-
person how I felt. ey were not happy ing a teenager they can’t play sports?
with me, and had a few choice words Telling them nothing. For months,
to say about the paper, but at least they basketball and hockey players have been
knew where I stood. preparing for a winter season. ey
deserve an answer, even if it’s one they
As of this writing, only “low/moderate won’t like.
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to play in New York State. It’s been Before we go any further: I get it. Be-
that way since August, when the state tween budget shortfalls and COVID-19
Department of Health issued its classi- vaccine distribution, the governor’s got a
lot on his plate. Sports might not be his
priority right now. But how about the
mental health of children? Does that not
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MARSCHHAUSER ing because the school administrators questions have gone mostly unanswered, testing before returning. In the instances
were able to back up their suggestion which has frustrated him and his con- where family members could attend
FROM PAGE 22 with compelling data. I have yet to see stituents. games, players were asked not to hug
that out of New York State in regard to or touch them. e only positive case
warrant his administration’s attention? prohibiting “high-risk” sports. “ ere is a lack of a scienti c explana- happened when a player went home for
Gerard Garofolo, a student intern for tion as to why some sports are allowed
us at Halston Media, plays football and When it comes to basketball, for to play games and some sports are not,” anksgiving.
baseball for John Jay High School in example, the state is asking us to trust Byrne said. Coach Mundy is con dent the same
Cross River. His spring baseball season them that it is a high-risk sport that level of safety can be achieved in Section 1.
was canceled and his fall football season can’t be played safely. It’s indoors, ev- ese aren’t riddles. ese are fairly “High-risk sports, whether they
was postponed until March. He’s one of erybody is touching the same ball with straight-forward questions that warrant are indoors or outdoors, can happen,”
many student-athletes who has struggled their hands, and the players are in close answers. But given the lack of a response, Mundy said. “It can be done safely. We
in quarantine. contact with each other. I understand the Byrne said, “I think it gives people the have been holding workouts in our gym
“We nd ourselves playing endless rationale. It makes sense intuitively. But impression they’re not listening.” for some time now, and everyone has
hours of video games,” Garofolo said. show us the data. If basketball and other taken the safety protocols seriously and
“We long for physical activity and social high-risk sports are on trial, the burden New York was one of only 15 states without hesitation.”
interaction.” of proof should be on the state. to postpone its fall football season. Data According to some contact tracing
Brian Mundy, Yorktown High is starting to come in from other states, data, being in a crowd may be riskier
School’s varsity girls’ basketball coach, Over the weekend, I sent an email suggesting that football is not caus- than being on the eld. If that’s the case,
said he is not surprised by the lack of to Assemblyman Kevin Byrne, whose ing the virus to spread at high rates. In and crowds have to be sacri ced in order
guidance coming from the state. o ce has received many messages from Kentucky, for example, 10,962 student- to have a season, the coaches and players
“It’s the same show, just a di erent parents about high-risk sports. Football athletes participated in football this fall, I’ve spoken with seem to be OK with it.
channel at this point,” Mundy said. “It coaches and parents, worried about the with 96 testing positive for COVID-19. “If they say we can have a season, and
happened last spring and it’s happening cancellation of their season in March, None of the cases were traced back to it’s only 10 games in four/ ve weeks
again this winter. It’s been delay-delay- have been especially proactive in orga- football workouts. In Je erson County, against local teams with no spectators,
cancel.” nizing a letter-writing campaign. Colorado, 10 out of 1,316 players and I think all of us would take it at this
At a recent Board of Education meet- coaches tested positive. point,” Mundy said. “We just want to
ing in Lakeland, one of the trustees, in My email to the assemblyman, in compete. ese kids are chomping at the
deciding whether to institute a post- part, said: “It seems fairly arbitrary According to an ESPN article, Bos- bit to get out there and play.”
holiday pause on in-person learning, which sports are permitted and which ton College’s college football program A common refrain on social media
shared a clever one-liner that made me sports are prohibited. How is soccer administered more than 8,000 tests since this week has been #Let emPlay. At
chuckle: “In God we trust; everyone else low risk but ice hockey is high risk? Is July, resulting in just one positive test. the very least, #MakeADecision should
bring the data.” the Department of Health backing up be trending. Or how about #Show e-
its decisions with any data?” He wrote e school achieved this by emphasizing Data? ese kids deserve better than
e trustee ultimately sided with back: “Your questions are some of the mask wearing and threatening punish- silence and arbitrary decision-making.
the decision to pause in-person learn- very same questions I have directly asked ment for house parties or other protocol
the governor’s o ce.” e legislator’s violations. Additionally, players show-
ing any symptoms were isolated from
the team and had to undergo additional
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CLUES ACROSS 21. Calendar month 41. Transgressions 17. Supervises interstate
42. One-time emperor of commerce
1. Adequate yearly progress 22. Single Russia 19. Foolish behaviors
43. Time zone 20. Witness
(abbr.) 23. Cease to live 23. Gives
CLUES DOWN 24. Expression of creative
4. Silicon Valley’s specialty 24. Brew 1. Used in treating bruises skill
2. One who cultivates a 25. A way to prop up
8. Gather a harvest 25. What ghosts say small estate 26. Midway between
3. One who supports the northeast and east
10. Famed mathematician 26. Geological time Pope 27. Winter melon
4. Annuity 28. Supernatural power
11. No (slang) 27. Focus 5. Geological period 29. Target
6. Grab onto tightly 30. Threes
12. Students use one 34. Discomfort 31. A type of poetic verse
7. Kept 32. They make some people
13. Type of molecule 35. A citizen of Iran 9. Chinese city cry
10. The most direct 33. Kindest
15. Play make-believe 36. Trip route 34. Forman and Ventimiglia
12. Type of tooth are two
16. Large barrel-like 37. Imitate 14. __ kosh, near Lake 36. A way to liquefy
containers 38. Makes happy 15. Popular veggie
17. Touching 39. Double-reed instrument
18. Treats allergies 40. Body parts
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provider to inform them about the error.
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Snack on something healthy
Healthy snacks are a great way to quell hunger pangs without feeling guilty. e following recipe for
“Cauli ower Popcorn” from Bob Blumer’s “Surreal Gourmet Bites” (Chronicle Books) is a sweet-tasting
alternative to unhealthy snacks.
Yields 12 bites
1 head cauliﬂower
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon salt (or, for a salt-free alternative, Mrs. Dash table blend)
Preheat oven to 425 F.
Cut out and discard cauliﬂower core and thick stems. Trim remaining cauliﬂower into ﬂorets the size of
golf balls. In a large bowl, add cauliﬂower, olive oil and salt. Toss thoroughly.
Spread cauliﬂower on a baking sheet (line with parchment paper, if available, for easy cleanup). Roast for
1 hour, or until much of the ﬂoret has become golden brown. (That’s the caramelization process converting
the dormant natural sugars into sweetness. The browner the ﬂorets, the sweeter they will taste.) Turn 3 or 4
times during roasting.
Use crumpled up aluminum foil or paper towels to create a false bottom in your popcorn container, ﬁll it with
cauliﬂower, and serve immediately.
Note: Raw cauliﬂower can be precut and refrigerated for up to 2 days in an airtight bag or a bowl of water. With minimal
sacriﬁce, cauliﬂower can be cooked earlier in the day and reheated in a 450 F oven for 10 minutes.
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PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be convened by
the Town Board, Town of Yorktown, Westchester County, New York on NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that sealed proposals will be received by the Town Clerk, Town of Yorktown,
February 2, 2021 at the Town Hall, 363 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown Westchester County, NY until 11:00 AM on February 17, 2021 at Town Hall, 363 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown
Heights, NY at 7:30 pm o’clock or as soon thereafter can be heard to Heights, NY 10598 from qualified proposers interested in providing high quality, reasonably priced food and
consider a proposed Local Law amending Chapter 135 of the Town refreshment service (snack bar service) at the Yorktown Heights Railroad Station in Railroad Park located at
Code entitled “BUILDINGS, UNSAFE” by adding a new section 135-13 1862 Commerce Street in Yorktown Heights, NY.
“Yorktown Zombie Properties Law.”
A mandatory pre-proposal meeting has been scheduled for 11:00 AM on January 29, 2021, at Railroad Park
The Town Board of the Town of Yorktown, Westchester County, NY will located at 1862 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, NY.
not be meeting in person. Until further notice, meetings will be held via
video conferencing. Copies of the Request for Proposal documents will be available in the office of the Town Clerk located at said
Town Hall or on the Town’s website, https://www.yorktownny.org/bids_rfps. All completed proposals must
A copy of said proposed local Law is on file in the office of the Town returned to the Town Clerk at the Town Hall at the above address and must be labeled “Proposal – Yorktown
Clerk, at the said Town Hall, where the same may be requested during Heights Railroad Station Concession” and must be accompanied with an executed non-collusive bidding
regular office hours or on the Town Clerk’s webpage at certificate and disclosure of relationships to the Town.
www.yorktownny.org/townclerk under “Pending Legislation.”
The proposer assumes the risk of any delay in the mail or in the handling of mail by the employees of the Town
All persons in interest and citizens shall be heard at the public hearing to of Yorktown. Whether sent by mail or means of personal delivery, the proposer assumes the responsibility for
be held as aforesaid. having bids in on the day, time, and place specified above.
Instructions for the Public to participate in Town Board Meetings The Town reserves the right to waive any informalities in the proposals, to reject any or all proposals, and
Remotely: reserves the right to accept that proposal which it deems most favorable to the interests of the Town of
Please make sure to register in advance if you would like to speak Yorktown.
at Courtesy of the Floor and/or during a Public Hearing at
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The Town Board of the Town of Yorktown will not be meeting in person. TOWN OF YORKTOWN
Until further notice, meetings will be held via video conferencing. You CERTIFIED MUNICIPAL CLERK
will need to provide your name, phone number, and email address when
registering so we can send a confirmation to you containing instructions
on how to join the meeting. You will have an opportunity to see and hear ZONING BOARD PUBLIC NOTICE
the meeting live on Channel 20 (Cable) or Channel 33 (Fios). If you have
a computer, tablet, or smartphone, you will be able to see and hear the
meeting while it is occurring on the Town’s website at yorktownny.org. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town
of Yorktown on Thursday, January 28th, 2020 at 6:30 P.M
DIANA L. QUAST, TOWN CLERK ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE USING THE FOLLOWING LINK:
TOWN OF YORKTOWN https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvdu6vpzIoHdDrETnA8lI_1Natavady4eA
CERTIFIED MUNICIPAL CLERK
Property Address: 2605 Flagg Pl.
PUBLIC NOTICE Section 26.20, Block 1, Lot 21
This is an application to allow an addition with a side yard setback of 12.5’ where a minimum of 15’ is required,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be convened by a combined side yard setback of 26.97’ where a minimum of 40’ is required and a front yard setback of 31.32’
the Town Board, Town of Yorktown, Westchester County, New York on where a minimum of 40’ is required as per 300-21 and Appendix A of the town Zoning Code. This property is
February 2, 2021 at the Town Hall, 363 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown located in a R1-20 zone
Heights, NY at 7:30 pm o’clock or as soon thereafter can be heard to
consider a proposed Local Law amending Chapter 275 of the Town EPSTEIN #41/20
Code entitled “VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC” by adding the following no Property Address: 2923 Curry St.
parking areas: Section 27.06, Block 2, Lot 22
This is an application to construct a roofed porch with a front yard setback of 23.07’ where a minimum of 40’ is
required as per 300-21 and Appendix A of the Town Zoning Code. This property is in a R1-20 zone
• Commerce Street, both sides, from its intersection with Route
118 to its intersection with Hanover Street FREDERICK #40/20
Property Address: 2811 Hickory St.
• White Hill Road, both sides, from its intersection with Mohansic Section 27.09, Block 2, Lot 44
Avenue to its intersection with Hunterbrook Road. This is an application for an addition with a rear yard setback of 28.67’ where a minimum of 30’ is required as
per 300-21 and Appendix A of the Town Zoning Code. This property is located in a R1-10 zone.
The Town Board of the Town of Yorktown, Westchester County, NY will MEDINA #38/20
not be meeting in person. Until further notice, meetings will be held via Property Address: 445 East Main St.
video conferencing. Section 17.05, Block 1, Lot 3
This is an application to allow a deck with a side yard setback of 4.59’ where a minimum of 15 is required as
A copy of said proposed local Law is on file in the office of the Town per 300-241 of the Town Zoning Code. This property is in a CC zone.
Clerk, at the said Town Hall, where the same may be requested during
regular office hours or on the Town Clerk’s webpage at CLEARY #39/20
www.yorktownny.org/townclerk under “Pending Legislation.” Property Address: 3443 Lakeside Dr.
Section 15.16, Block 2, Lot 39
All persons in interest and citizens shall be heard at the public hearing to This is an application to allow an existing deck with a rear yard setback of 1.64’ where a minimum of 10 is
be held as aforesaid. required as per 300-21 and Appendix A of the Town Zoning Code. This property is in a R1-10 zone.
Instructions for the Public to participate in Town Board Meetings JARA #43/20
Remotely: Property Address: 1745 Central St.
Please make sure to register in advance if you would like to speak Section 48.07, Block 1, Lot 34
at Courtesy of the Floor and/or during a Public Hearing at This is an application to allow a retaining wall and fence in the rear yard with a height of 9’ where a maximum of
[email protected] 6.5’ is permitted as per 300-13(F).
The Town Board of the Town of Yorktown will not be meeting in person.
Until further notice, meetings will be held via video conferencing. You CARVALHO #44/20
will need to provide your name, phone number, and email address when Property Address: 1681 Summit St.
registering so we can send a confirmation to you containing instructions Section 48.07, Block 2, Lot 9
on how to join the meeting. You will have an opportunity to see and hear This is an application to subdivide a lot creating 2 lots under the required 10,000s.f. where a minimum of
the meeting live on Channel 20 (Cable) or Channel 33 (Fios). If you have 20,000 s.f. is required. This property is located in a R1-10 zone.
a computer, tablet, or smartphone, you will be able to see and hear the
meeting while it is occurring on the Town’s website at yorktownny.org. GRACE #45/20
Property Address: 959 Hanover St.
Section 59.07, Block 1, Lot 4
DIANA L. QUAST, TOWN CLERK This is an application to allow a caretakers cottage as per 300-47 of the Town Code. This property is in a R1-80
TOWN OF YORKTOWN zone.
CERTIFIED MUNICIPAL CLERK
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PHOTO COURTESY OF JOHN VECCHIOLLA BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
Robert Shandley, Cathleen Stack, and Terri Crozier, HG Realtor Foundation; Katherine Foley, director
of ﬁnance and business operations, Support Connection; Richard Haggerty, CEO, HGAR; Gail Fattizzi, A local event-planning business has received a donation from
president, HGAR; Mary Prenon and Carol Christiansen, HG Realtor Foundation the Barstool Fund, which was started by Barstool Sports to support
small businesses around the country. To date, the fund has raised
Realtors donate to Support Connection more than $20 million and supported nearly 100 small businesses.
e Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, the erous donation illustrates your commitment to people Events to Remember is run by a Cortlandt resident, Chereese
Jervis-Hill, and is based in Mount Kisco. e company helps put
charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association impacted by breast and ovarian cancer,”said Katherine on many events in Yorktown, including the Yorktown Chamber of
Commerce’s Festival and Street Fair.
of Realtors, recently presented a check for $1,000 to Quinn, Support Connection’s executive director. “You
Dave Portnoy, the founder of Barstool Sports, delivered the
Support Connection. Based in Yorktown Heights, are enabling Support Connection’s counselors,all can- news to Jervis-Hill on Friday.
Support Connection is a not-for-pro t organiza- cer survivors, to o er empathetic, educated guidance “Tough to be in the event business when you can’t have gather-
ings and whatnot,” Portnoy said. “So, we want to help and make
tion that provides emotional, social, and educa- to the many people who turn to us.” sure you’re there once this pandemic’s over, and you’re going to go
back to what you’re doing and what you’ve been doing well.”
tional support to women, their families, and friends Support Connection was founded in 1996 by
Jervis-Hill said she applied by sending an email to the Barstool
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Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties, as Richard Adamski, who lost his wife, Myra, to breast nal call on which businesses receive donations.
“When he called, it was crazy,” Jervis-Hill told Yorktown News.
well as people all over the country via toll-free ser- cancer. For the past 25 years, Support Connection “I can’t even explain it. It was happiness, it was relief, it was really
just thankfulness, and I just feel like it was a blessing from God,
vices. has held its “Support-a-Walk” at FDR Park in Yor- because it has been a rough year.”
She does not yet know the amount she will be receiving, but was
Support Connection provides one-on-one peer ktown every October. told it will be enough to cover her rent and payroll costs.
“It’s really a sense of relief, because I made it a point to get
counseling, breast and ovarian cancer support Established in 2004 and relaunched in 2013, the through this year and not lay anyone o ,” Jervis-Hill said. “To be
honest, I really was concerned about my sta and the rst quarter
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