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Published by Halston Media, 2021-03-04 01:57:04

Yorktown News 03.04.21

Vol. 9 No. 50 Visit TapIntoYorktown.net for the latest news. Thursday, March 4, 2021

Yorktown, Lakeland playing ‘high-risk’ sports

Winter seasons underway; football to begin March 8

BY NICK TRUJILLO ‘If someone were to ask me what keeps me up
STAFF WRITER at night and what worries me, it’s the social
and emotional wellness of our students. And
School boards in both the
Yorktown and Lakeland school speci cally, it’s at the high-school level.’
districts made the decision to
allow student-athletes to com- –Dr. Ron Hattar
pete in high-risk sports during Superintendent, Yorktown Schools
a pair of recent meetings. ese
decisions came after high-risk schools superintendent, was vo- sports safely if everyone adheres
sports were granted clearance to
be played by the governor’s o ce cal about his concern for his stu- to the process.
and county health department.
dents’ mental health. “If some- Dr. Brendan Lyons, Lakeland
High-risk sports like basket-
ball, hockey, and wrestling are one were to ask me what keeps schools superintendent, said
currently wrapping up an ab-
breviated winter season before me up at night and what wor- his district would not mandate
the fall II season, which includes
football and volleyball, begins ries me, it’s the social and emo- student-athletes to commit to a
on March 8. ose sports were
postponed from the fall. La- tional wellness of our students. fully remote learning schedule if
crosse, the only high-risk spring
sport, is slated to begin April 19. And speci cally, it’s at the high- they participate in high-risk ath-

Both districts cited their stu- school level,” he said. “Perhaps letics. “We thought quite a bit
dent’s social and emotional well-
being as part of the decision to it’s because our high-school stu- about this. One of the thoughts
allow high-risk sports to return.
dents are able to articulate what we had was, ‘Are we applying an
ey also highlighted the strict
guidelines participating athletes it is they’re feeling and what it is unfair standard to our student-
will have to follow to make the
shortened winter and spring that’s hurting them.” athletes?’” he said.
seasons possible.
During a meeting with state Lyons said Lakeland will
Dr. Ron Hattar, Yorktown
Sen. Pete Harkham, in which strictly follow Department of PHOTO: ROB DIANTONIO

Yorktown student-athletes were Health guidelines but does not Lakeland’s David Mula fires a corner three at Somers on Thursday,
Feb. 25.
able to have an open conversa- feel it would be necessary to lim-

tion with him, Hattar said, “Our it the students’ options for learn-

students spoke about their emo- ing. “To say that student-ath- be forced to be remote learners, Lyons recommended a testing

tional wellbeing and how they letes, who are acting under very that wasn’t something that we regimen to the board that would

needed athletics.” He added that strict guidelines and with a high really could come to grips with,” SEE HIGH-RISK PAGE 2
he said.
they can play these high-risk level of supervision, should now

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The Staff CLARIFICATION HIGH-RISK test on any team shuts the entire
team down for 10 days.” is is a
EDITORIAL TEAM Last week’s article, “Police reform committee recom- FROM PAGE 1 mandate from the Westchester
BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER mends body cams” (Page 6), requires further clari ca- Department of Health.
EDITOR: 914-302-5628 tion. require 10 percent of Lakeland’s
[email protected] student-athletes to be tested at ran- Rob Barrett, Yorktown’s ath-
BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER e Coalition on Community Safety and Engage- dom each week.Lakeland’s athletic letic director, gave a presentation to
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-302-5628 ment, in its report, requested the Yorktown Police De- director, Dan Bel , said this is in- student-athletes and their families
[email protected] partment “introduce” annual anti-bias and de-escalation cluded in the code of conduct that during a virtual high-risk sports
in-service training. De-escalation training has histori- was mandated by the Westchester webinar over Zoom on Monday,
ADVERTISING TEAM cally been incorporated in the Yorktown Police Depart- County Department of Health. Feb. 1. e presentation went over
PAUL FORHAN ment’s in-service training. Additionally, the department the district’s guidelines for coaches
began implicit bias training in August 2020. “All of our winter and fall season and athletes to remain safe and
(914) 806-3951 II high-risk student-athletes will limit exposure in this modi ed
[email protected] It was also reported that, since 2016, o cers have have to commit to the code of con- season.
“used non-deadly force 100 times during some 1,500 duct,”Bel said.“One of the pledg-
BRUCE HELLER arrests.” e use-of-force totals include every incident es that the student-athlete and par- Coaches and student-athletes
(914) 486-7608 where force was used, including non-arrests, which ent has to make is that they have must always wear their masks and
[email protected] could include: restraining an overdose victim who re- to submit to COVID-19 testing at are responsible for disinfecting any
acted violently when regaining consciousness; separat- any time it’s required.” equipment that was used. ey
LISA KAIN ing combatants; or controlling “emotionally disturbed will also take temperature checks
(201) 317-1139 individuals.” Hattar echoed this in his pre- before any practice, scrimmage, or
[email protected] sentation, saying, “ ere will be game. If a student-athletes’ tem-
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(917) 446-7757 strictly follow six feet social dis- the water fountains in the school
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Thursday, March 4, 2021 Yorktown News – Page 3

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS OVERLAY DISTRICT

Four-story building would be among town’s tallest

BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER e four-story building would have 50 a ect they might have on tra c and in- typically see in your downtown,” Tegeder
EDITOR units each on the second, third and fourth frastructure. told the board.

A new mixed-used building with 150 oors. Four stories are “what would be Councilman Vishnu Patel suggested it at left the board with one option.
rental units is being proposed for York- needed from an economic standpoint,” would be unfair to add 150 units to the With the board’s blessing, Town Super-
town Heights—emphasis on the Heights. said Darius Cha zadeh, attorney for Os- sewers while some lifelong residents of visor Matt Slater asked Tegeder to work
ter. Yorktown have never been given the op- with the applicant’s engineer, Joe Riina,
At 52 feet, the building slated to re- portunity to connect. Piggybacking on on “inserting language that permits bou-
place Kmart would be among the tallest “We understand that, at times, large Patel’s comments, Councilman Tom Di- tique hotels within the overlay district for
buildings in town, if the plan to reinvigo- buildings in downtown areas could be ana said Yorktown is already “knocking the Heights hamlet.”
rate the mostly vacant Yorktown Green looked at unfavorably by residents and on the door” of its permitted ow limit.
Shopping Center comes together as en- board members,” Cha zadeh said before Attempting to gauge the project’s like-
visioned. arguing that Oster’s property is an excep- Yorktown Green’s proposal falls into lihood of securing an expedited approval,
tion. the Town Board’s larger review of the Riina asked, “Is this a steep hill we’re
e 216,000-square-foot building— Yorktown Heights Overlay District, climbing here with this?”
with 6,000 square feet of retail space In a draft law establishing the overlay which has not yet been approved.
beneath three stories of one- and two- district, the town uses oor-area ratio, “It’s a hill,” responded Councilwoman
bedroom units—would have roughly the or FAR, in determining the allowable GARDENA HOTEL Alice Roker.
same footprint as Kmart but would more size of buildings. e draft law calls for As currently proposed, the Yorktown
than double in height. e Kmart build- a maximum FAR of 0.55. e Yorktown “It just attened a little bit,” added
ing is 22 feet tall while the new apart- Green is 14.9 acres (or 649,044 square Heights Overlay District makes no ac- Councilman Ed Lachterman.
ment building would be 57 feet tall at the feet). So, multiplying by the FAR of 0.55 commodations for hotel use—a potential
apex of its sloped roof (town code mea- yields 356,974 square feet of allowable hiccup for the proposed Gardena Hotel “It’s still a hill,” Roker said. “Let’s not
sures building height to the middle of a building space. Even with the four-sto- at the corner of Commerce Street and give him any false hope.”
roof, so 52 feet is the o cial height). ry building, Yorktown Green’s proposal Veterans Road.
comes in around 311,000 square feet of ‘YONKERS NORTH’
For context, the tallest building at the total building space, including the exist- e property, included in the over- e Yorktown Heights Overlay Dis-
Trump Park Residences in Shrub Oak is ing storefronts and grocery store, which lay district, is commercially zoned. at
around 75 feet tall and the Commerce is slated to be occupied by an unnamed leaves the Town Board with several op- trict, which would ease density require-
Street o ce building is between 30 and tenant. tions if it would like to see the hotel pro- ments and encourage mixed-use devel-
35 feet tall, estimates John Tegeder, the posal move forward: opments for properties included within
town’s planning director. If the board chooses to allow buildings its boundaries, has already attracted two
of that size, requiring properties to be at • AMEND the C-2R zone to allow mixed-use development proposals to-
Draft language for the Yorktown least 10 acres “is a good limiting factor,” hotel use; taling 315 residential units and 26,000
Heights Overlay District—under which Tegeder said. square feet of retail space.
this redevelopment would be proposed— • REZONE the property C-3 or C-4; or
caps buildings at 40 feet. But the York- “Not only because it limits the num- • PERMIT hotel uses in the Yorktown ough the underlying zone of a
town Green’s owners, Oster Properties, ber [of tall developments],” Tegeder said, Heights Overlay District. property included in the overlay district
went before the Town Board on Tuesday, “but I think it also limits the impact be- Option 1 appeared to be a non-starter would remain the same, “essentially it is
Feb. 23, to ask that taller buildings be al- cause these things, if they occur, will be for some Town Board members, who did a rezone,” Tegeder said, “because you are
lowed on properties that are 10 acres or occurring on a more open site and will not want to see the hotel use legalized for changing allowable uses, you’re adding
larger. In the overlay district, this would not be close to or next to traveled streets every C-2R-zoned property within the allowable uses, you’re establishing bulk
encompass the former Soundview Pre- and sidewalks.” town of Yorktown. requirements. So, it is a rezone.”
paratory School property (370 Underhill Option 2 was also quickly dismissed by
Ave.), the Triangle Center and the York- At the meeting, Town Board members the town’s planning director. Potential developments would be con-
town Green Shopping Center. o ered no speci c feedback on the height “ e C-3 and C-4 [zones] come with sidered using an eight-point “litmus test.”
of the building, but some expressed con- a host of allowable uses (gas stations,
cerns about the number of units and the warehouses), which you would not like to • e project is consistent with the
general goals of the Comprehensive Plan;

SEE OVERLAY DISTRICT PAGE 4

A rendering the mixed-use building with 150 residential units that is proposed to replace the Kmart building in the Yorktown Green Shopping Center.

Page 4 – Yorktown News Thursday, March 4, 2021

OVERLAY DISTRICT review by the Planning Board. The Kmart building, which is 22 feet tall PHOTO: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
Roker said the town needs to carefully
FROM PAGE 3 states that the Town Board “may” hold a Slater told Yorktown News that, re-
review the district and the developments public hearing on any application looking gardless of the provision, the public
• e project will not likely be detri- it would attract. “While we are looking at to take advantage of the overlay district. would have the ability to speak to any
mental to the character of its immediate having some newer projects in Yorktown, project before the Planning Board—at a
neighboring properties, or the district the emphasis is not to change who we are, For months, members of the Commit- public informational hearing at the out-
and town at large; just enhance who we are.” tee for a Sound Plan for Soundview have set of the review and at another public
accused the board of giving preferential hearing before a vote.
• e scope of the project will not likely Lachterman attempted to downplay treatment to the project’s developer, Uni-
cause operational di culties on the site popular talking points that liken York- corn Contracting. Members of the Town “ e most recent amendments to the
that have potential to negatively a ect town’s rapid development to “Yonkers Board have denied the claim. overlay zone legislation were developed
the health, safety, and welfare of the pub- North,” an un attering reference to the through a collaborative process that
lic; populous city in southern Westchester. “ at the Town Board would even included public comments, the Town
consider such a provision is a shocking Board, and our professional sta ,” Slater
• e town’s infrastructure is capable of “I’ve seen some of the references to betrayal of the public and one more indi- said in a statement. “ e Planning Board
servicing the project or that the impacts ‘Yonkers North’ and some of the letters,” cation that the board is pushing through approval process already requires two
or de ciencies of the infrastructure can Lachterman said. “I grew up down on the Unicorn project without regard for public hearings to be held and this legis-
be appropriately mitigated; Central Avenue, and I can tell you, York- what its constituents want,” Dr. Regina lation will provide the Town Board with
town is far from that.” At the same time, Kaishian, a member of the committee, the exibility to hold a third.”
• e project will eliminate a blight or he said, Yorktown must “evolve.” said in a press release.
potential blight within the district;
In response, Diana said Yorktown
• e project is consistent with the needs to pump the brakes and take a
goals and intent of the overlay district; breath before making any decisions. “We
have to be careful that we don’t move too
• e project is consistent with the quickly, that we don’t evolve too quickly,
requirements of the overlay district and because it could look like Yonkers North.”
does not exceed the limitations or re-
quirements set forth therein; MAY VS. SHALL
Critics of the Underhill Farms plan
• e project is likely to contribute to
the economic development of the district that would see 165 units rise on the
and the town at large. former Soundview Preparatory School
property are crying foul over a provi-
As currently written, the developments sion in the latest draft of the Yorktown
would not be required to meet all the Heights Overlay District.
criteria, “provided [the Town Board] sets
forth a reasoned elaboration of its nd- Section 300-251—titled “Authoriza-
ings respecting each of the listed attri- tion to Approve Plans; Procedures”—
butes.” If the Town Board greenlights the
project, it would be then be subject to a

‘We have to be careful that we don’t move too quickly, that we don’t evolve too quickly, because it could look like Yonkers North.’

–Councilman Tom Diana
Town of Yorktown

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YORKTOWN POLICE BLOTTER

Five teens accused of robbery

The following items are from ened a person with a replica re- the other person, who reported the in Yorktown Justice Court. e ful eeing a police o cer in a mo-
the Yorktown Police Department. arm during a night-time encounter incident to police around 8 p.m. younger four teens are due to ap- tor vehicle (Class A misdemeanor),
Please be aware that these summa- in the Roma Building parking lot, pear in Westchester County’s second-degree obstructing gov-
rizations represent only one per- according to the Yorktown Police Following an investigation, po- youth court. ernmental administration (Class
spective. In most cases, attempts Department lice allegedly identi ed the teens A misdemeanor), resisting arrest
will not be made to contact the ac- and asked them to come to police • Feb. 10, 11:08 p.m. – Arrested (Class A misdemeanor), seventh-
cused nor will pursuits be made to e ve male teens reportedly headquarters. All ve—18-year- a 57-year-old Yorktown woman. degree criminal possession of a
publish additional information or set up the meeting on Saturday, old from Yorktown, 17-year-old Charged with driving while intoxi- controlled substance (Class A mis-
updates. For those reasons, names Feb. 27, under the guise of selling a from Yorktown, 16-year-old from cated. Accused of crashing into a demeanor), reckless driving (un-
of the accused are usually with- vape pen. However, during the ex- Yorktown, 16-year-old from Peek- utility pole on Springhurst Street. classi ed misdemeanor), operating
held. change, the teens displayed “what skill, and 15-year-old from York- Released without bail. Was due in a vehicle with a suspended regis-
appeared to be a black-colored town—were arrested and charged court on Feb. 23. tration (unclassi ed misdemean-
Four teens from Yorktown and pistol,” police said, which was later with second-degree robbery, a or), and several tra c infractions.
determined to be a replica Glock Class C felony. • Feb. 17, 9 p.m. – Served a Accused of eeing police follow-
one from Peekskill—aged 15 to 17 CO2 airsoft pistol. e teens are 45-year-old Yorktown woman ing an attempted tra c stop for a
accused of then stealing $20 from ey were all released without with a criminal summons.Charged suspended registration; possessing
18—are facing felony robbery bail. e 18-year-old is due back with failure to license a dog (town Alprazolam pills. Was also wanted
code violation). e dog allegedly by the Town of Greenburgh Court.
charges after they allegedly threat- bit someone on Jan.6.Due in court Turned over to Greenburgh Police.
on March 9. Due in court March 11.
Russell Girolamo Jr Stephanie Girolamo Burke Jennifer Thorp Gregory Bell
• Feb. 18, 9:59 p.m. – Arrested a • Feb. 23, 8:15 p.m. –Arrested
30-year-old Peekskill man.Charged a 51-year-old Yorktown man.
with fth-degree criminal posses- Charged with rst-degree criminal
sion of a controlled substance (Class contempt (Class E felony), fourth-
D felony),operating a vehicle with a degree criminal mischief (Class A
suspended registration (unclassi ed misdemeanor), and second-degree
misdemeanor), second-degree un- harassment (violation). Accused of
lawful possession of marijuana (vio- threatening to kill another person
lation), and multiple tra c infrac- and punching a hole in the wall of
tions. Accused of possessing crack their home, violating an order of
cocaine and marijuana. Remanded protection. Remanded to West-
to Westchester County Jail. Was chester County Jail in lieu of bail
due in court Feb. 24. ($5,000 cash/$10,000 bond). Due
in court on Feb. 25.
• Feb. 21, 6:41 p.m. – Arrested
a 29-year-old Yorktown man.
Charged with third-degree unlaw-

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New courses for a changing world

Yorktown to add data science, cultural awareness to curriculum

BY NICK TRUJILLO about implementing these topics High School principal, was im- Despite being so early in develop- have interest, you have passion, you

STAFF WRITER into the curriculum. O’Shea stated pressed with the district’s interest in ment, there is a sense of excitement have support to do it,” DeGennaro

that she does not yet know what the exploring these classes. among the administration that these said. “To be part of the process to

Yorktown School District ad- structure of the courses will be, only “ e easy piece for us is that when topics are being requested, and that plan it, to see it, to implement it, to

ministrators are in the process of that there is great interest in the dis- you have students who are interested, they will get a chance to teach them. see it kind of come to fruition. To

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Where is this Just x it!
in Yorktown?
The other day, I was MARSH bill is going to be at least
Congratulations to Patrick Talbert, who was the rst to correctly browsing social MADNESS half the size of your school
guess that last week’s photo was of the recently renovated train station media when I tax bill. So, while it’s
in Railroad Park. Marianne Mastropolo, John Falcone, and Nancy came across a post from true that you pay a lot in
Milanese also got it right.
LeBron James. e Los BRIAN taxes—and it’s your right
If you know where this week’s photo is, email [email protected] Angeles Lakers superstar MARSCHHAUSER as a homeowner to com-
halstonmedia.com. was upset that Devin
plain about it until you’re

Booker, a high-scoring blue in the face—don’t

guard on the Phoenix misdirect your frustrations.

Suns, had not been selected to the NBA’s e majority of the money you pay has no

All-Star Game. bearing on the town’s infrastructure.

For those of you who don’t know, the I hate to come o as a government apolo-

honor is reserved for the 12 best players in gist. I don’t always agree with the way the

each of the NBA’s two conferences: the East town develops its $60 million spending

and the West. Shortly after the rosters were plan. In fact, I nd some of it to be pretty

announced, and Booker was left o , James wasteful. But if you’re going to criticize how

posted this on Twitter: “Devin Booker is the town spends its money, at least o er

the most disrespected player in our league!!! something constructive. Saying “just x it!”

Simple as that.” solves nothing.

I found it pretty cool that an NBA legend e town does not have a money tree.

was willing to go to bat for a younger player. It has a budget. And, as many of you have

But I couldn’t help but notice the lack of a made very clear, your taxes are high enough

solution proposed by James. If Booker is on already. So, do you want to have fewer parks

the team, that means somebody else is o . and ball elds? How about trimming back

It’s simple math. Unless he was trying to get in the police department? Or perhaps the

the NBA’s bylaws changed, only 12 players library can make do with fewer books this

can represent the Western Conference. So, year? Feel free to make the case, although

which player did James want removed from I can promise you it won’t be as fun as just

the team? saying your taxes are too high.

Conveniently, he never said. It wouldn’t Anyone can identify a problem. But few

have served his populist message. It’s easy to o er solutions.

say which players you want on the team, but If you want Devin Booker on the All-Star

not so easy to say which players you don’t. team, tell me who you want o .

It reminded me of the frequent com- If you want more roads paved, tell me

PHOTO: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER ments I read on social media. Every report where the money is coming from.

of a water-main break or road closure will

produce the same type of comments: “Our MORE MARSH MADNESS

taxes are high enough. Just x it!” • I downloaded a new app last week

What would you do? It’s true. Yorktown’s taxes are really high. called Ring. I thought it was supposed to be

And, as a new Yorktown homeowner, I’ve for home security, but apparently, it’s just a

nally earned the right to complain about place where wildlife enthusiasts go to share

how much I pay in taxes. But to do so with- videos of foxes, coyotes, and rabbits in their

In last week’s column, we began to out o ering a solution is not constructive. It’s backyards. It’s pretty neat, I suppose.
discuss Lester Zygmanik’s ethical
dilemma. For those who may simply spouting a populist message that will • ere is a time and place to use “…” to
have missed the article, here is a sum-
mary of the facts: MY get you a few likes but solve nothing. end a sentence, usually when something is
PERSPECTIVE
In the summer of 1973, George You want your road paved? Great! Did open-ended or somebody has more to say.
Zygmanik, an active, athletic, JAMES
27-year-old married man with a MARTORANO you know that to properly pave all of York- “Stay tuned…” is a good one. But the other
3-year old son, su ered a terrible
motorcycle accident. He had lost George continued, “You know what town’s 203 miles of road would cost between day, somebody wrote to me, “I hope all is
control of his friend’s bike, which had I want you to do.” Lester shook his
rolled over and pinned him. e ac- head as his brother further implored $30 and $40 million? According to the well…”, which feels cryptic. And then yester-
cident shattered his spine and broke him, “You’re my brother, I want you
his neck, leaving him a paraplegic. to promise to kill me. I want you to 2021 budget, Yorktown will spend about $6 day, I sent an email to somebody who replied,
His brother, Lester, stayed by his swear to God.”
bedside for days. Two days after the million on highway department operations. “ anks…” I’m not sure how read into that.
accident, it was reported that George Suppose you were in the same
told Lester, “Hold my hand.” After situation as Lester? Your brother But after accounting for road salt, salaries, • is month marks eight years for me
the devoted brother took his hand,
SEE MARTORANO PAGE 11 overtime, equipment, uniforms, building at Yorktown News/Halston Media. I’ve

maintenance, fuel, employee training, dental covered some pretty big stories in my time

insurance, etc., that leaves about $1.5 mil- here. Do you remember when the drive-

lion for paving—including a $330,000 state thru lane at Popeyes was a big deal? Ah, the

grant. So, when it comes down to it, the memories.

town is spending $1.1 million of your money • Can we please start regulating head-

on road paving in 2021. Remind me again lights in cars? I just want to run to the store

how you would nd $30-40 million? e at night without being blinded by bright

same logic applies to water mains. blue or yellow beams in my rearview mirror.

Side note: For most people, your town tax • See you next week…

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Uncontested result in disengaged constituents awarded 202 degrees in total, degrees awarded in the range of with their Caucasian peers?
elections are a due to lack of choice, and, too African Americans were only 2013 to 2017 is four, rounded One-hundred and fty-four
danger to our often, poor governance results. awarded ve. down to the closest whole
number. How does that compare SEE LETTERS PAGE 14
democracy I urge the leaders and com- e exact mean number of
mittee members of our major
To the editor, parties to seek quali ed candi- This winter, take
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LIZ: What the heck hap- LIZ: I must have been out BRUCE was social media, so I trust it. MARGE: It’s a sacri ce I am
pened to your face? sick the day they taught us that THE BLOG Anyhow, that’s why I stopped willing to make for my coun-
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your face is what I mean. LIZ: at’s OK. I’ll Google MARGE: Well, get this. won’t wear a mask because Amendment have to do with
it. What else is di erent about they tell you it’s good to wear wearing glasses—or wearing a
MARGE: Oh, it’s nothing. you? Now the anti-American quasi- one, and what do those doctors mask, for that matter?
at’s my badge of honor. science cabal wants us to believe know, so it follows you won’t
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horror. Does it hurt? LIZ: Right. No glasses. Did that protect us from the das- see because they are telling you ment says we can do or not do,
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worth it. MARGE: No. I choose not nobody ever sees. eir new fal- your eyes. You’re nothing if not we want—with compete and
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MARTORANO of mercy that should not be wrestled with conundrums such (27 years) public access cable Buddha, Mother Teresa and
condemned. ese opposing as this, with mixed results. TV show, “All About Town,” imagine what their action
FROM PAGE 8 beliefs re ect two major types I asked that very question to would be.”
of ethical theory: formalist and ose who argue that Lester philosopher, teacher, author
has just become a quadriplegic; consequentialist. acted morally subscribe to a and friend, William Jaworski. I As for my take, none of these
he is in unimaginable pain, consequentialist (also known as was curious to see if he would considerations are mutually
and he is pleading with you to According to Formalists, teleological) moral code. In a place himself in the formal- exclusive. To be practical, our
kill him. What would you do? also known as deontologists, nutshell, their evaluation of the ist or consequentialist camp. moral philosophy must nd
What should you do? Lester form—that is, the type of ac- rightness or wrongness of an He opted for neither. Instead, equilibrium among virtue, duty,
decided to take his brother’s tion—determines its righteous- action is based on the conse- he suggested we must acquire and the consequences of our
life, as requested. His case, ness. Deontology comes from quences. Lester’s action, per- certain virtues in order to lead actions. Morality cannot exist
which has at its core fundamen- the Greek deon, signifying duty formed at his brother’s request, a good life. Virtue, he in- without virtue, and virtue can-
tal questions of morality that or requirement. Deontologists was an act of mercy and put an sisted, not duty or consequence, not exist without duty. In Lester
philosophers have pondered for are rigorous in their adherence end to his terrible su ering. e should be our focus. In his Zygmanik’s case, the tug of war
millennia, was intensely debated to the belief that duty alone consequentialists would mor- view, the question before Les- between duty and consequences
at the time. should guide us when we act. If ally endorse the assisted suicide ter and anyone facing a moral pulls in his favor because of
there appears to be a con ict, in “Whose Life Is It Anyway?” choice, should be: What sort of what was in his heart. Although
If there is any area of philoso- it is because we misunderstand and would not tell the German person should I be? According heartbroken by his action, he
phy that is totally “practical,” it what our obligations are. For a soldier the truth. Unlike the to his position, which is called felt compelled to do it for his
is moral philosophy. It embraces formalist, taking an innocent formalist, the consequentialist Virtue Ethics, you should al- brother’s sake. ere was no joy,
some of the most emotive and life can never be justi ed since does not look at the act itself ways do what a virtuous person hatred, egoism, or malevolence
controversial issues of life. I it con icts with one of our but rather on its results. is would do. I asked him at the in his actions, but merely the
remember being moved to tears primary duties. It is the action theory, although seemingly time: “How do we know what a desire to help his brother and
by Tom Conti’s Broadway per- itself that is right or wrong; reasonable, is not without its virtuous person would do?” He end his su ering. In my view,
formance as the lead in “Whose consideration of the circum- problems. e recent television replied, “Imagine yourself to be he is neither morally guilty, nor
Life Is It Anyway?” e play stances or consequences is series, “Your Honor,” illustrates a person like Gandhi, Socrates, legally guilty, as the jury had
centered on the legal and moral neither needed nor appropriate. how a “good” motive (protect- correctly decided.
implications of assisted suicide, Given the unyielding features ing your son) can lead to a life
much like Lester Zygmanik’s of this philosophy, it becomes lacking all moral restraint, when
case. In both situations, the de- critical to correctly apprehend taken to its extreme. Conse-
bate about what one should do what exactly our duties are. quences are important consid-
was a ferocious one. On the one During Hitler’s reign of terror, erations, but the end can never
side, there are those who argue imagine that a German soldier be used to justify an immoral
that killing an innocent person comes to your door and asks means.
cannot be excused no matter if you are harboring Jews (and
what the circumstances. On the you are). If you lie, you violate Getting back to my origi-
other side, arguing with equal your duty to be truthful. But, if nal question: Suppose you
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LETTERS the observer as light.
Diversity is needed and should be welcomed in
FROM PAGE 9
the eld of astrophysics, and something must be
degrees per year rounded up to the nearest whole done to encourage more African Americans to be
a part of the astronomical community. Something
number. It is also important to note that 70 per- must be done to bridge the gap. I hope we, as a
community, start to welcome African Ameri-
cent of degrees awarded in ve of the institutions cans as well as all people of color as the rates are
relatively low for every race that isn’t Caucasian,
that graduate the most astrophysicists are male. according to the data in datausa.io. Although the
data itself was pretty horri c to look at, the worst
Meaning only 30 percent of those degrees were thing was that it seemed like it wasn’t getting
better. e percentage of degrees awarded to Af-
awarded to females. One can deduce that Black rican Americans seemed to uctuate around the
mean number I provided—1.7 percent. e most
females are awarded less degrees than bBack recent data is in 2017, with 1.51 percent. is is
lower than the average for 2013-2017. I can only
males. hope we increase this number as years go by.

In a eld like astrophysics, the variety and David Muqattash
Senior, Yorktown High School
diversity in perspective is necessary, as certain
might want to have them tinted rose.
astronomical questions or puzzles would require MARGE: Yeah?
LIZ: Sure. Rose-colored glasses might help
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you see things a bit more brightly.
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spectives, the more likely a problem gets solved.
stronger prescription.
Sometimes, even the hardest of questions can be MARGE: I see. But why?
LIZ: It’ll help you see things more clearly—
solved once you observe from a di erent perspec-
and truthfully.
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Yorktown students earn academic honors

Editor’s Note: The following residents earned academic honors for the fall 2020 semester (Dean’s List, President’s List, Provost’s List, etc.). All names were submitted to
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Celebrating Lakeland’s Class of 2021

Over the next four months, leading up to Lakeand High School’s graduation, Yorktown News will highlight 15 or so seniors a week, with the goal of featuring all 250-plus
members of the Class of 2021.

Marissa Lucia — Marissa has Kevin Mantell — Family Members: Sarah Pinkowsky — Sarah played Daniel Libretti — Danny is a Dominic Duggan — Dominic is
always challenged herself by Helene and Mark Mantell varsity soccer and basketball captain of the football team. a three-sport athlete who plays
taking rigorous courses at (parents) and Robert Mantell for three years and was named His positions are linebacker soccer, lacrosse, and is a captain
Lakeland High School and (brother). Member of various captain her senior year for both and running back. He loves of the wrestling team, having
excelling in them. She is involved school committees, student teams. She hopes to study playing games, hanging out with earned the scholar-athlete
in many clubs, including student representative to the Lakeland civil engineering in college. friends, and, if food is involved, distinction three years running.
government, Spanish Honor Board of Education and Site- Her favorite school memory is he’s always game. He plans on He has a 97 GPA and will study
Society, and Class of 2021. Based Team. Student helper, winning Senior Night for soccer studying sports medicine but mechanical engineering. He is
Marissa enjoys spending time LHS Pioneers team. Volunteer and basketball. Sarah’s favorite hasn’t made a final decision still weighing his college options.
with her friends and family. tutor, Buddy Program. Planning local spots are Bob-B-Q’s and on which college he will be He loves a good BEC from JV Hot
Marissa will study occupational to study politics and international Bobo’s Cafe. attending. Bagels.
therapy after graduation. relations (college undecided)
and looking forward to studying
abroad.

Conor Hufnagel - Conor returned Daniella Gerbasi — 4.0 GPA; Francesca Gerbasi — 4.0 Antonio Gerbasi — National Abigail Vesperman — Abby is a
to Lakeland last year from Iona National Honor Society and GPA. National and Italian Honor Society Member. 3.7 National Honor Society member.
Prep (CHSAA Varsity Lacrosse Italian Honor Society member. Honor Society. Girls varsity GPA. Two-year JV and three-year She has received GPA-based
State Champion). He is excited Board of Education student soccer captain. Class of 2021 varsity soccer player. Committed scholarships. Interning in
to play for L/P Lacrosse. Conor representative. G.O. decorating committee member. G.O student to play soccer at SUNY Potsdam elementary education. She gives
is a National Honor Society chair. Vice president, Drama Club. government representative. Four- and study Video editing. 80- her all whether for the SADD
member with a 4.0 GPA. He has Enjoys reading, writing, singing, year Science Research student. plus community service hours. Club, Math Team, drama paint
committed to Hofstra University to and songwriting. Active member, Committed to play soccer at Freelance editor for various NFL captain, running her church’s
play lacrosse and study business. Random Farms Kids Theatre. Siena College and study bio/ athletes. Intended occupation: youth group, or for friends/
Conor loves Rooster’s Wings and Intended major, English education chemistry. Favorite memory: Videographer. Favorite high- family. She loves expressing her
hanging with good friends. with a minor in musical theater. Four-year varsity soccer. Desired school memory: Winning creativity whether musically,
Favorite memory: Pep rallies. occupation: Trauma surgeon/ All-League and All-Section culinary, digitally, or in hands-on
cystic fibrosis specialist. Honorable Mention. mediums.

Abigail Joseph — Parents: Abey Daniela DiMirco — Daniela played Angela Abbate — Angela enjoys Erin Coyne — Erin is on Tyler Nocito — Tyler, son of Dina
and Sheeja Joseph. Siblings: on the varsity tennis team and traveling, writing, spending time the executive board of the and Rick, and brother of Mason,
Sarina and Andrew Joseph. A was inducted into National Honor with her friends, and fashion. National Honor Society and plans to study environmental
member of Wigs & Whiskers. Society this year. She has also She likes reading about astrology has accumulated 180 hours of science and play lacrosse at
Inducted into the National Honor been a member of the Relay for and keeping up on today’s social community service. She is the Hartwick College in Oneonta.
Society. She enjoys music, art, Life Club all four years of high issues. She was accepted into the treasurer and a member of the Tyler enjoyed playing varsity
and reading. Her desired major is school. Daniela will attend the fashion and textile technology LHS drama club. She has taken lacrosse and soccer. One of
business. University of Delaware and major program at SUNY Buffalo State three dual enrollment courses, his favorite places to eat is JV
in psychology. College and will start this fall. Go five AP courses, and maintains a bagels. Tyler likes to snowboard
Bengals! 4.0 GPA while working two jobs. and is an avid fisherman.

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VARSITY ROUNDUP (2/23-3/1)

Yorktown boys sweep Somers, avenge loss to ‘Pac

Cole helps LHS girls beat Panas in Giglio Games

BY MIKE SABINI

CONTRIBUTING WRITER Yorktown’s Jack Yorktown’s
Prybylski David
Yorktown Boys Dippolito

Basketball (6-2) PHOTOS: BOB
CASTNER/
CASTNERPHOTO.NET

YORKTOWN 61,SOMERS 43

Tuesday, Feb. 23 (Somers High

School)

Yorktown defeated Somers 61-

43 to sweep the season series.

“Sweeping Somers in my sopho-

more season meant so much to me,

but I can’t imagine what it meant

to the seniors on our team,” said

Yorktown’s Antoine Coles. “We

didn’t know if we were even going

to receive a chance to have a season,

and with this strong start we are all

very optimistic about our upcom-

ing games.”

Coles (16 points, 5 rebounds, 5

assists), Jack Prybylski (15 points),

Tony Granitto (11 points, 10 re-

bounds), and Eddie Brucaj (9

points, 11 rebounds) led the Husk-

ers to victory.

“We all played as a team and

learned our roles as the season’s de- “Our main goal was to play as a ball career at Lakeland.”

veloped,” Coles said. “We all trust YORKTOWN 55,CARMEL 53 Hen Hud, trailing 53-47, had team and always give 100 percent

each other with the ball and know Monday, March 1 (Yorktown a chance to cut the Lakeland lead on the court, and we de nitely LAKELAND 60,FOX LANE 52

we have the pieces to be a very High School) to four, but Hormazabal blocked proved that tonight,”Devane said. Sunday, Feb. 28 (Lakeland High

strong team.” Brucaj (16 points, 20 rebounds), what looked like an apparent Sail- Clutch foul shooting helped as School)

Jared Faivre (6 points) and Will Granitto (9 points, 14 rebounds) or layup with 1:10 remaining in the well, including Hormazabal going Hormazabal (16 points),Devane

Schietinger (4 points) also contrib- and Prybylski (11 points) ignited game, essentially sealing the win. 8 for 8 from the charity stripe. (13 points, 10 rebounds), Nichole

uted to the win. Yorktown to a 55-53 win against “It felt really good to make that “Hen Hud had a great comeback Ljuljic (13 points, 6 rebounds), and

Carmel. defensive play,” Hormazabal said. at the end, and I was really happy Cole (10 points) propelled Lake-

MAHOPAC 51,YORKTOWN 29 Lakeland Girls “It was our rst win of the season, to make both free throws that put land to its fourth win a row, 60-52,
Thursday, Feb. 25 (Mahopac and it made it even more special us up by three points,”Hormazabal against Fox Lane.

High School) Basketball (4-5) that we were able to get that win said.“It was a great win for us.” “ ey are really hitting their
Yorktown fell to Mahopac, 51- for the seniors.” stride and are playing together,”

29, led by Granitto (11 points, 11 Hormazabal (17 points), Cole LAKELAND 41,PANAS 36 Lakeland coach Miranda Mangan

rebounds), Eddie Brucaj (7 points) PANAS 60,LAKELAND 32 (15 points), and Hannah Devane Saturday, Feb. 27 (Lakeland said of her players.

and Coles (7 points). Tuesday, Feb. 23 (Walter Panas (15 points) led the Hornets’ o en- High School)

High School) sive e ort. Lakeland beat Panas, 41-36, to BREWSTER 54,LAKELAND 48

YORKTOWN 48,MAHOPAC 46 Lakeland fell to sister school “Tyler, Hannah, and I all have win the Giglio Games, paced by Monday, March 1 (Brewster

Saturday, Feb. 27 (Yorktown Walter Panas, 60-32, with Tyler good vision of the court and work Cole (14 points, 10 rebounds), High School)

High School) Hormazabal (8 points) leading the well together,” Cole said. “We all Hormazabal (11 points) and Dev- Hormazabal (18 points) and

Yorktown rebounded with great Hornets. know where each other likes the ane (11 points). Cole (9 points) led Lakeland in its

e ort, defeating Mahopac 48-46, ball; that helps us to hit each other “After taking a big loss to Panas 54-48 loss against Brewster.

led by Brucaj (17 points, 8 re- LAKELAND 58,HEN HUD 49 and have scoring opportunities.” our rst game against them, we
BYSNS Ice Hockeybounds).
Wednesday, Feb. 24 (Lakeland were all really eager to win today,”

“We were able to turn it around High School) LAKELAND 49,HEN HUD 46 Cole said. “After two wins against (1-2-1)

because in the second game against Lakeland won its rst game of Friday, Feb. 26 (Hendrick Hud- Hen Hud, our whole team was ex-

them we were way more physical the year, a 58-49 victory against son High School) cited and worked so well together

compared to when we played them Hendrick Hudson, on Senior Day. Devane (16 points), Cole (13 in order to get a win.” CARMEL 5,BYSNS 2

the rst time,”Brucaj said. Co-captains Amanda Cole points), and Hormazabal (10 Tied at 32-32 with 1:28 remain- Tuesday, Feb. 23 (Brewster Ice

Faivre (13 points), Granitto (4 and Sarah Pinkowsky, along with points) led the Hornets to a 49- ing, Hormazabal went 5 of 6 and Arena)

points, 8 rebounds), and Prybyl- Nicole Haughney and Angelina 46 triumph against Hen Hud, Cole 4 of 4 from the foul line to Yorktown’s Michael D’Erasmo

ski (7 points), also came up big for Ameneiros, were the Lakeland se- enabling Lakeland to sweep the garner the victory. (2G), Tommy Eberhardt (1A),

Yorktown. niors honored. season series. “Winning today was so exciting and Matt Gergley (28 saves) led

“It felt amazing to win this game “Winning on Senior Day was so “It meant a lot to us because we for me,”Cole said.“Since my fresh- the BYSNS (Brewster/Yorktown/

because we got our revenge on exciting for me and my team,”Cole have been working really hard and man year we haven’t beat Panas in Somers/North Salem) in their 5-2

them but also because it shows that said. “We had a rough start to the we were so happy to pull o that the Giglio Games,so beating them loss against Carmel.

our team is a top competitor in our season, and tonight I felt that we tough win,”Devane said. my senior year at home was such a “It felt great to help the team

league,”Brucaj said. worked so well together. I was so Teamwork helped propel the big accomplishment and de nitely SEE ROUNDUP PAGE 18

happy we could get a win.” Hornets to victory. one of my best wins of my basket-

Page 18 – Yorktown News SPORTS Thursday, March 4, 2021

ROUNDUP Lakeland seniors Sarah
Pinkowsky, Amanda Cole,
FROM PAGE 17 Angelina Ameneiros, and
Nicole Haughney with
with those two goals, but I couldn’t their parents
get them without my teammates,”
D’Erasmo said. PHOTO: JACK CATLIN/
JACKCATLINPHOTOS.COM
e BYSNS jumped out to a 1-0
lead at the 13:41 mark of the open-
ing period, when D’Erasmo scored,
o an assist from Eberhardt.

Carmel answered by scoring
the game’s next four goals, before
D’Erasmo put home an unassisted
goal in the nal period.

“Michael had a strong game,”
said BYSNS’ co-coach Joey Boni-
tatibus. “One of the best I’ve seen
from him. He skated hard to every
puck and played smart. His rst
goal was after a strong forecheck
and the other a good positioned
rebound.”

BYSNS 4, MAHOPAC 4 by Yorktown’s Francesca Man- had the hot hand putting away all the BYSNS in their 5-3 loss against so (126), Cooper Schmidt (145),
Friday, Feb. 26 (Brewster Ice gione, to put the BYSNS up 3-0 in three. Unfortunately breakdowns Mahopac. Chris Ciraco (160), Shane Coster
the second period. on the PK (penalty kill) hurt us.” (172), Connor McGannon (189),
Arena) Lakeland/Panas Ice Charlie Dubrawski (215), and
Gergley registered 42 saves in the In the third period, Mahopac MAHOPAC 5, BYSNS 3 Hockey (1-2) Kevin Hickey (285) all earned vic-
scored, with the BYSNS answer- Sunday, Feb. 28 (Brewster Ice tories for the Rebels.
BYSNS’4-4 tie against Mahopac. ing on a goal by Ryan Cindrich, SUFFERN 8, LAKELAND/
Eberhardt got the BYSNS going assisted by Graham, before the In- Arena) PANAS 0 “We were able to wrestle so well
dians tallied the nal three goals of Gasparini (2G), Graham (1G), today because of the work we put in
with two rst-period goals, the rst the game. Friday, Feb. 26 (Sport-O-Rama) during practice,” Bergen said. “Ev-
assisted by Jonathan Graham and Eberhardt (1A), Brien Suchanek Rockland power, Su ern, ery day we compete on the mat and
Jacob Gasparini, the second unas- “Wewere yingfortwoandahalf (1A), Yorktown’s Callahan Du blanked Lakeland/Panas, 8-0. just make each other better and it
sisted. periods,” Bonitatibus said.” omas (1A) and Gergley (33 saves) paced really showed today.”

Eberhardt scored again, assisted

Lakeland/Panas LAKELAND/PANAS VS.
Wrestling (1-0) HEN HUD

LAKELAND/PANAS 42, Saturday, Feb. 27 (Walter Panas
GREELEY 19 High School)

Wednesday, Feb. 24 (Horace Rebels’ Spencer Maja (126),
Greeley High School) Stephen Carroll (145), Charles-
ton Henriquez (189), Josh Fro-
Lakeland/Panas started its sea- gel (126), Alex Russo (118), Tim
son with a 42-19 victory against Mooney (138), Alex Ryzy (145),
Horace Greeley. Jon Goldstein (215), Dubrawski
(215), Hickey (285), Schmidt
“It really means a lot because of (145), and Dom Parente (189) all
how hard I have been working in won their matches against Hen-
these few practices and in the o - drick Hudson.
season,” said Lakeland/Panas’ Aus-
tin Bergen.“With such a short and “ ere was no team score to-
weird season, it is great to start o day,” Lakeland/Panas coach Dave
on a good note.” Bergen said. “We ran it as a ‘multi-
meet,’ which let us have more
Bergen (152 pounds), Gio Rus- matches in each weight class.”

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BOYS BASKETBALL

Nardelli leads Hornets to Giglio Games’ win

Lakeland’s Mula gets career high at Somers

BY MIKE SABINI the rst time,” Nardelli said. “I knew I “Yes, 25 points is a career high on the PHOTO: ROB DIANTONIO
CONTRIBUTING WRITER had to step up for my team and knock varsity level, but I’m more exited just to
down the foul shots for the win.” be able to play during the pandemic,” Lakeland’s Reed Thompson goes up for
Rob Nardelli led the Hornets with 16 Mula said. two in the Hornets’ 60-55 loss at Somers.
points in their 55-50 victory against vis- Aidan Welcome (11 points), Mark
iting sister school, Walter Panas, in the Cummins (8 points), Logan Shiland e defense also helped the Hornets Shiland (12 points), Mendel (5 points),
Giglio Games on Saturday, Feb. 27. (6 points), Reed ompson (6 points), get back in the game in the nal quarter. Apostolou (3 points) and ompson (2
Jason Portella (3 points), Bryan Cum- points) making up their scoring.
“Obviously, the Giglio Games this year mins (3 points), and Andrew Mendel (2 “I think we played great defense at the
is not what it once was, but it still holds a points) also contributed to the win. end of the game and capitalized on scor-
lot of meaning for the players,” Nardelli ing opportunities late in the game,” said
said. “Whenever you play Panas, there’s Lakeland junior David Mula regis- Welcome, who scored 15 points.
the extra motivation to win the game es- tered a career-varsity high 25 points
pecially when the Giglio trophy is on the in the Hornets’ 60-55 loss at Somers ompson (8 points), Nardelli (5
line. It meant a lot getting our rst win on ursday, Feb. 25, scoring 13 of his points), and Portella (2 points) also con-
and we’ll look to use the momentum for points, including three 3-pointers, in the tributed to the Hornets’ cause against
the rest of the season.” Somers.
nal quarter.
Up 53-50, Lakeland’s defense got stin- His scoring exploits helped enable the Lakeland fell against visiting Hen-
gy in the last 36 seconds, shutting Panas Hornets to cut a 44-37 fourth-quarter drick Hudson, 62-56, on Tuesday, Feb.
out on its last three possessions. de cit to two, 54-52, with 1:54 to go in 23, led by Mark Cummins (12 points),
the game. Welcome (11 points), Shiland (8 points),
“On defense, our team was locked in “I was fortunate,” Mula said. “Our Bryan Cummins (7 points), James Apos-
the entire game,” Nardelli said. “In the team moved the ball well on o ense and tolou (6 points), Nardelli (5 points), Por-
that created a lot of open looks. One of tella (5 points), and ompson (2 points).
nal minutes of the fourth, we knew it our top priorities is to nd the open man,
had to be a collective e ort in order to and tonight that was me.” e Hornets (2-5) lost to host Hen
come out with a win and everyone was Mula joined Lakeland’s varsity team Hud, 54-47, on Wednesday, Feb. 24,
determined to not let them score.” last year for the sectionals and this is his paced by Mark Cummins (18 points),
rst full year on the squad. Nardelli (10 points), Welcome (7 points),
Nardelli sealed the win making two While happy that he was able to ll
foul shots with four seconds remaining. the basket, Mula was even more pleased ompson (7 points), and Portella (5
that he was just able to play basketball points).
“Before taking the free throws, I with his teammates.
thought about all the close games we lost On Monday, March 1, the Hornets
over the last week and the double over- were victorious against visiting Peekskill,
time game we lost when we played Panas 66-55, with Nardelli (16 points), Mark
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GIRLS BASKETBALL

Huskers avenge opening-week loss to Somers

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CONTRIBUTING WRITER e win was a big one for the tory our team will never forget.” sists, 2 steals), Ward (6 points,
3 assists, 2 steals), and Zeolla (6
Yorktown avenged an open- Huskers, said Husker Ashley One of Zeolla’s teammates, points, 9 rebounds) made up the
ing-week loss when it beat visit- Zeolla. Melissa Severino, felt losing to majority of the scoring for Yor-
ing Somers, 47-37, on Tuesday, rival Somers in the rst contest ktown, with Artesa Gashi and
“It meant everything,” Zeolla made this victory even sweeter. Alyssa Perrino pulling down 4
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served. SSNY should mail process to; 15 N 10th Avenue Apt process to; 7014 13th Avenue, [email protected]
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Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) 11/17/2020. Office location: County, NY until 11:00 A.M. on March 19, 2021 at the Town Hall, 363 Underhill Avenue, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
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process to; 1742 Central Street HAWTHORNE NY 10532. also be placed in the dropbox located on the front steps of Town Hall at the above address.
Yorktown Heights NY 10598. Purpose: Any lawful purpose  
Purpose: Any lawful purpose The Superintendent of Highways reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to accept that bid which is
deemed most favorable to the interests of the Town of Yorktown.
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Expectations 3D Tours & Media Advisory, LLC. Articles of                                                                                     DAVE PAGANELLI
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DIANA L. QUAST, TOWN CLERK
TOWN OF YORKTOWN
CERTIFIED MUNICIPAL CLERK

address by the Thursday before the next publication date. NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION
 
s Your ad NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Board of the Town of Yorktown, Westchester County New York, at a
ds meeting held on the 23rd day of February, 2021, duly adopted the resolution published herewith SUBJECT TO
A PERMISSIVE REFERENDUM.
. could be here.  
Dated:   Yorktown Heights, New York
Call Brett Freeman at 845-208-8151               March 1, 2021               
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                                                                                   DIANA L. QUAST, TOWN CLERK
                                                                                    TOWN OF YORKTOWN
                                                                                    CERTIFIED MUNICIPAL CLERK
 
 
RESOLUTION DATED FEBRUARY 23, 2021
A RESOLUTION SUBJECT TO PERMISSIVE REFERENDUM, AUTHORIZING THE SUPERVISOR TO SIGN A
LEASE AGREEMENT TO LEASE CERTAIN PREMISES BETWEEN THE TOWN AND HESP SOLAR, LLC for the
construction of a solar facility (including a canopy system, ground mount system, and energy storage unit) and
four EV charging stations at the Granite Knolls Sports Complex WHICH THE TOWN DEEMS THE LEASE TO BE
IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE TOWN SINCE THE solar SERVICES WILL BE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE
RESIDENTS.                                                                                                                                                              
                                      
BE IT RESOLVED, by the affirmative vote of not less than two-thirds of the total voting strength of the Town
Board of the Town of Yorktown, Westchester County, New York, as follows:
 
RESOLVED, that the Town Supervisor is hereby authorized to execute and deliver on behalf of the Town the
Lease for the certain demised premises at the Property, for a twenty-five-year agreement with HESP Solar LLC
for the construction of a solar facility (including a canopy system, ground mount system, and energy storage
unit) and four EV charging stations at the Granite Knolls Sports Complex.  The agreement includes a public
marketing and education campaign, outreach to the local schools, an annual rent of approximately $143,000,
and an up-front lump sum rental advance of $500,000 for the Town to pave the Granite Knolls Sports Complex
parking lot (which shall be amortized over the term of the agreement). 
 
This resolution is subject to permissive referendum and shall be posted and advertised accordingly.
 
Upon this resolution taking effect, the same shall be published in the Yorktown News, which is hereby
designated as the official newspaper of said Town for such purpose.
                                                                                                
                                                                                    DIANA L. QUAST, TOWN CLERK
                                                                                    TOWN OF YORKTOWN
                                                                                    CERTIFIED MUNICIPAL CLERK

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