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 Vol 45 Number 45                                                                                                                                                                                    Friday, November 14, 2008

  The Harrison Independents Go Undefeated!
                                                                                                     Back row (l-r):
                                                                                                     Assistant Coach Hide
                                                                                                                                            New Feature:
                                                                                                     Takada and Head
                                                                                                     Coach Alan Pesce
                                                                                                     Middle row (l-r):
                                                                                                                                       Westchester Business Beat
                                                                                                     Sebastian Prado,                  During these challenging economic times, Rising
                                                                                                     Bruno Medina,                 Media Group has created the Westchester Business
                                                                                                     Andrew Zink, C.J.             Beat, a new section for our readers. Turn to pages 6
                                                                                                     Hicks, Jack Witte,            and 7 for interesting columns about making money,
                                                                                                     Steven Pesce and              protecting your investments and keeping yourself and
                                                                                                     Nahuel Aguirre                your family secure in this difficult financial and real
                                                                                                     Front row (l-r):
                                                                                                                                   estate market.
                                                                                                     Eimantas Banevicius,
                                                                                                     Ryan Giglio, Christian
                                                                                                                                       Experts and professionals will write columns in the
                                                                                                     Arias, Thomas Villani,        months ahead, with one main purpose: to inform our
                                                                                                     Kent Takada, Billy            readers about creative ways to save and spend their
                                                                                                     Daraio and George             valuable dollars. Let us know what you think; e-mail
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     This fall, Rising Media group spon-    Everybody is good individually, and as a                                                  Over the past 16 months, under the leadership of                The next step in our journey to become a must read in
sored a fourth/fifth grade boys’ soccer     team, they are even stronger. I’m looking                                           Publisher Nick Sprayregen, the staff at Rising Media Group       Westchester comes with a new and improved distribution
team in the league organized by the         forward to coaching again next year,”                                               has restored some of the oldest newspapers in Westchester to     system. We have partnered with Dominion Distribution to
Harrison Recreation Department. Earlier     said Assistant Coach Hide Takada,                                                   their former glory with diverse, colorful and interesting con-   provide our newspapers to you at 37 supermarkets through-
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  Harrison Italians’ Protest in NYC                                                                                                            Keeping Your Body Simply Beautiful
  to Preserve Homeland a Success                                                                                                By Liz Ehrlich
                                                                                                                                     As the country begins to tighten
                                                                                                                                its belt and cut back on expenses in
                                                                                                                                light of the current economic crisis,
                                                                                 By Carla Rose Arnone
                                                                                                                                some market areas can expect to be
                                                                                      In this day and age, you don’t have to
                                                                                                                                harder hit than others when it comes
                                                                                 be situated in a particular region of the
                                                                                                                                to reduced consumer spending. Thus,
                                                                                 world in order to make an impact there.
                                                                                                                                the question arises as to which items
                                                                                 For Westchester residents looking to
                                                                                                                                and services individuals will continue
                                                                                 stage an effective protest, for example, all
                                                                                                                                to spend their money on and which
                                                                                 that’s required is a team of dedicated indi-
                                                                                                                                they will be willing to forego in order
                                                                                 viduals and the world spotlight that is
                                                                                                                                to save.
                                                                                 often afforded to nearby New York City.
                                                                                                                                     According to Dr. Loveleen Sood,
                                                                                 And what better setting than the annual
                                                                                                                                founder and site M.D. of Simply
                                                                                 Columbus Day parade on Fifth Avenue
                                                                                                                                Beautiful     MedSpa        in    lower
                                                                                 for a busload of 50 Italian-Americans
                                                                                                                                Westchester, aesthetic medicine and
                                                                                 looking to speak out against a mega-land-
                                                                                                                                total body health are two areas that
                                                                                 fill being installed in their hometown
                                                                                                                                will likely suffer less than others.
                                                                                 3,000 miles away?
                                                                                                                                     “People are a little nervous at the
                                                                                      The Harrison-based Comunita’
                                                                                                                                moment, but I believe that this will
                                                                                 Andrettese Club, Inc., founded in 1977,
                                                                                                                                pass, as people always have money to
                                                                                 organized last month on behalf of the
                                                                                                                                look great. More and more people are
                                                                                 town of Andretta, located in the
                                                                                                                                making this a priority — the amount
                                                                                 Campania region of Southern Italy, where
                                                                                                                                of baby boomers who want to look
                                                                                 a 140-acre landfill is proposed for an area
                                                                                                                                and feel better than their parents did
                                                                                 of the town known as Formicoso. The
                                                                                                                                at their age is unprecedented. I
                                                                                 Formicoso landfill project has an initial
                                                                                                                                believe that these procedures will
                                                                                 capacity of 2 million metric tons of
                                                                                                                                continue to grow in popularity
                                                                                 garbage. To combat this, more than 300
                                                                                                                                despite the economic crunch of the
                                                                                 Andrettese families living in here in
                                                                                                                                times,” she said.
                                                                                 Westchester County — the majority of
                                                                                                                                     The procedures Sood refers to,
                                                                                 which call Harrison home — formed a
                                                                                                                                which are offered at her Mount
  Andretta, Italy, is 3,000 feet above sea level, which would                    committee called Formicoso Worldwide
                                                                                                                                Vernon-based facility, include non-
      make it the highest landfill in Europe and cause                           to call global attention to the situation.
                                                                                                                                invasive cosmetic, dermatological
           damage to critical water sources below.                                                    Continued on Page 12
                                                                                                                                                 Continued on Page 6                                    Dr. Loveleen Sood

                                                                                           Rotary Honors November                                                                  During Economic Crisis,
                      What’s Inside                                                                                                                                              Mayor Joan Walsh Proposes
 Adopt-A-Dog Receives Proclamation – Page 2
                                                                                            Students of the Month
Westchester Teens Make a Difference – Page 3
                                                                                                                                                                                11.24% Property Tax Increase
                      In Your Backyard – Page 4
                       Ask an Expert – Page 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     See story on Page 4

     Up and Down the County Lines – Page 5
                       A World View – Page 8
          Who, What, Where & When – Page 9
                      See & Be Scene – Page 11
                       In Our View – Page 12                                                                                    See story on Page 4
                                                                                                    Luke Padawer and Jacqueline Morgen

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   Adopt-A-Dog’s First Costume Event                                                                                                                                                             The
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     Adopt-A-Dog held its first annual Howl         ative, most unusual and scariest costume.
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Dublin won three prizes at Adopt-A-Dog’s            Jacobson’s pumpkin contestant.
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 Donations Double at Recent                                                        Larchmont & Mamaroneck Teens Serving Their Community
Richmond Community Services                                                                                                                                                Below: Participating teens created Jewish New Years
     Wine-Tasting Event                                                                                                                                                      cards together with candy and chocolate apples
                                                                                                                                                                                             for foster children.

                                                                                       Above:TFC participants assemble sandwiches
Chappaqua’s Paul and Margie Gittelman shared an evening                                            for the homeless.
of wine tastings and fundraising to support innovative pro-
grams provided by Richmond Community Services for indi-
             viduals with significant disabilities.                                                                                                                           Below: TFC members Delphine Halpern-Cohen,
                                                                                                                                                                             senior at the Frency American School of N.Y. and
                                                                                                                                                                            Caroline Levere, senior at Mamaroneck High School,
                                                                                                                                                                                         participate in a TFC event.

                                                                                    Above: Drummer Marlon Sobol hosts a teen drum circle.
Susan and Elliot Pecker (Armonk) joined the more than 100
 friends of Richmond Community Services at its second
  annual wine-tasting event, which raised nearly $30,000.

       More than 100 friends of          Restaurant, Café of Love, Caffe                Teens for the Community (TFC)       40 teens who regularly attend the    Service, Inc. (October 23)               decorated pillows for children living
Richmond Community Services, an          Strega, Crabtree’s Kittle House           is a Larchmont/Mamaroneck-based          weekly meetings.                     •    Bakeing Challah with residents      at shelters operated by My Sister’s
organization that provides support       Restaurant & Inn, Eduardo’s,              Jewish teen volunteer group. Every            Among the programs TFC has      at three homes for developmentally       Place, an organization working with
for individuals with intellectual and    Lexington Square Café and Quaker          Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m., local     already done this school year:       challenged adults (October 30)           victims of domestic abuse.
physical disabilities, recently came     Hill Tavern.                              teens gather to do something mean-       •    Making Jewish New Year cards         TFC’s flyer reads: “TFC — A              TFC is one of the many pro-
together at its second annual auction          Richmond Community Services         ingful to enhance the lives of others,   and packages for foster children     place for teens to meet, have fun and    grams of Chabad of Larchmont and
and wine-tasting event to make           is a leader in meeting the lifelong       sometimes keeping it near home with      (September 18)                       do something for the community,”         Mamaroneck.
donations of nearly $30,000 to help      needs of children and adults with sig-    a program for the local community        •    Visiting the elderly at Sound   and that’s exactly what they’re doing.        For more information, or to join
fund its cutting-edge services.          nificant intellectual and physical dis-   ,and other times taking on interna-      Shore Medical Center Nursing home    The combination of helping out an        TFC, contact Rabbi Mendel
     “We are excited by this show of     abilities and their families. It maxi-    tional programs.                         (September 25)                       important cause and having a great       Silberstein at 914-834-4321, e-mail
support from new and old friends,        mizes each person’s quality of life            Just in its second year, TFC has    •    Decorating the Sukkah at the    time is what attracts the teens and or visit
and by the fact that we more than        through family-like support, innova-      more than doubled its members. It        Beth Emeth Synagogue (October 5)     makes them want to come back week
doubled the money we raised at last      tive services, compassion and advo-       has successfully grown from a group      •    Making 400 sandwiches for the   after week.
year’s event,” said Paula Barbag,        cacy, while providing support and         of 15 volunteers to a proud group of     homeless at Hope Community                Last week, the teens made and
director of marketing and develop-       peace of mind to their loved ones.
ment. “Innovative programs subsi-        Services include residential alterna-
dized by our donors, such as our
mobile wheelchair clinic, Wheels on
                                         tives, intermediate care, respite serv-
                                         ices, intensive therapeutic and train-               Yonkers Students in Tandem Tae Kwon Do
Wheels, enrich the lives of the indi-    ing services, day programs and bilin-
viduals we support.”                     gual Medicaid service coordination                                                                                                                                       Enrico Fermi School for the
     The successful event, chaired by    in      communities        throughout
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Performing Arts           students
Carol Madole (Chappaqua) and Joe         Westchester County. Founded in
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Gabriela Mendoza (8th grade)
Pugni (Valhalla), featured wines pro-    1973,      Richmond       Community
                                                                                                                                                                                                             and Gandhi Mendoza (3rd
vided in collaboration with Wine &       Services is a nonprofit organization
                                                                                                                                                                                                             grade) traveled to Puebla and
Spirits at Cheers of Scarsdale and       headquartered in Mount Kisco.
hors d’oeuvres by The Dinner Guy               For more information about                                                                                                                                    Mexico City, Mexico, recently
of Chappaqua. Additionally, eight        Richmond Community Services,                                                                                                                                        to compete in two tae kwon do
nearby restaurants supported the         visit                                                                                                                                     tournaments. Since taking up
event, including Brio, Bungalow                                                                                                                                                                              the sport six months ago, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mendozas have been training
                                                                                                                                                                                                             hard every day in preparation
                                                                                                                                                                                                             for the competition.
         Win a Prize at Playland                                                                                                                                                                                  The students’ hard work has
                                                                                                                                                                                                             paid off. On October 12, in
        Ice Casino’s Turkey Bowl                                                                                                                                                                             Puebla, Gabriela won a silver
                                                                                                                                                                                                             medal, and Gandhi won a
                                                                                                                                                                                                             bronze medal at a tae kwon do
     Be a Thanksgiving “rock star” at    Playland’s Ice Skating School.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             tournament. On October 18, in
your holiday dinner table this year by        The Playland Ice Casino is a
winning your turkey at the Playland      facility of Westchester County Parks.                                                                                                                               Mexico City, the brother-and-
Ice Casino’s Turkey Bowl, taking         It is located in Rye and can be                                                                                                                                     sister team did it again. Gabriela
place during Family Night on             reached via I-95 (the New England                                                                                                                                   took home another silver medal,
Saturday, November 22, from 7:30 to      Thruway) to Playland Parkway, exit                                                                                                                                  and Gandhi matched hers with
10 p.m., at the Playland Ice Casino in   19. Follow the parkway directly into                                                                                                                                one of his own.
Rye.                                     Playland Park. Parking for the Ice                                                                                                                                       Parents Gabriel and Norma
     Turkey Bowl contestants will be     Casino is free.                                                                                                                                                     Mendoza are very proud of their
challenged to knock down bowling              For information about lessons,                                                                                                                                 children’s accomplishments.
pins by skillfully sliding a frozen      rentals or facilities, call 914-813-                                                                                                                                The kids also competed this past
rubber bird down the ice for a strike.   7059. Information about the Playland                                                                                                                                June at a tae kwon do tourna-
Participants will be selected by free    Ice Casino is also available by log-                                                                                                                                ment in Long Island, where they
raffle from the skaters in the Family    ging on to                                                                                                                                     each won second-place trophies.
Night session, and winners will take
home a free frozen “real”
Thanksgiving turkey. Adults and
children will compete separately.
     There are two price options for
the evening: the regular Family
Night admission package ($30 for
two to four skaters, which includes
admission, skate rentals and a large
pizza), or standard public session                                                                                                                                                                                     Finest
rates ($8 for adults, $6 for children
and $4 for skate rentals).
     Ice skating lessons are given by                                                                                                                                                                                 Weekly
professional instructors through


                                                                                                                            Gabriela Mendoza and Gandhi Mendoza

                                                                                     In Your Backyard
                                                                                                                                                       Town Clerk Acocella’s Words
                                ‘Harrison Live’ Rewind                                                                                                   Mark Historical Election
                                                                                                                                    The following is an excerpt            small town like ours can have a big
                                                                                                                               from Harrison Town Clerk Joseph             impact.
                                  with Dennis Nardone & Tonny Guido                                                            Acocella’s latest newsletter, which              I hope you will join me in con-
                                                                                                                               included a nonpartisan message on           gratulating President-Elect Obama
                                         Week of November 6                                                                    last week’s historic election.              and wishing him well as he begins to
                                                                                                                                                                           steer our country into the future. No
      Dennis Nardone
                                                                                                                               Dear Resident:                              matter whether you are a Democrat
     The November 6 show opened           Manhattan that apparent-                                                                  On Tuesday, this country made          or a Republican, we all must now
with call-in guest Captain Anthony        ly was taken from the                                                                history by electing the first African-      come together to solve the problems
Marraccini from the Harrison Police       brutal attack on the elder-                                                          American president. Voters turned           that are reaching the kitchen tables
Department (HPD). The discussion          ly family returning from                                                             out by record numbers from both             here every night even in our small
topic was the 911 call made from the      work on Union Avenue.                                                                sides of the political aisle to take part   town. High gas prices, unemploy-
home of Harrison (Purchase) resident      The HPD has posted a                                                                 in the democratic process. At the           ment, education and even war. We
and former NY Knicks President and        $15,000 reward for the                                                               end, we all won. We all won because         talk about these issues because, at
Coach Isiah Thomas.                       capture and conviction of                                                            we all voiced our opinion as to the         the end, everyone must hold the
     Host Dennis Nardone then dis-        the perpetrators.                                                                    direction we wanted our country to          same government accountable.
cussed how well the Harrison High              The show concluded                                                              go in. The number of voters in               Regards,
School soccer team is doing, having       with callers discussing                                                              Harrison alone was a large number,               Joe Acocella                     Town Clerk Joseph Acocella
won the Section One title. Nardone        the recent elections, the                                                            which shows the nation that even a               Town Clerk
then noted that the Harrison library      increasing Con Ed rates
was recently renamed in memory of
Richard Halperin. Other topics for dis-
                                          and illegal apartments.
                                               This past Sunday, Don K. Reed was the guest on the sixth
                                                                                                                                                            Rotary Honors November
                                                                         anniversary of Nardone’s popular
cussion included the fact that the West
Harrison streetscape is now better for
                                          Nardone celebrated the
                                          six-year anniversary of his “Remember Then” oldies music show.                                                     Students of the Month
vehicles and people to get around,        oldies music radio show,
                                                                                                                                    On the first Wednesday of each              In her spare time, Morgen has        Jonathan Yubas Volunteer of the
especially for area merchants.            “Remember Then,” with          
                                                                                                                               month, the Harrison Rotary Club             mastered circus skills, including         Year Award “in recognition of exem-
     Nardone and his co-host/produc-      special guest Don K. Reed, best             “Harrison Live” can be heard
                                                                                                                               selects two students to present their       high-wire walking, riding the unicy-      plary volunteerism, selfless dedica-
er Ms. Tonny also talked about a          known for his many years on WCBS every Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. on
                                                                                                                               accomplishments and future plans.           cle, juggling, clowning and the fly-      tion and exceptional leadership qual-
recent news photo of someone trying       FM's "Doo Wop Shop." If you missed WVOX 1460AM and online at
                                                                                                                               At the end of the school year, two          ing trapeze. In her “spare” spare         ities.”
to sell jewelry in a pawnshop in          the show and would like to see it, visit
                                                                                                                               students are selected for the Annual        time, she enjoys spending time with             On his 15th birthday, Padawer
                                                                                                                               Rotary Club Student of the Year             her family and friends.                   walked to the Purchase Fire
                                                                                                                               Award, for which each student                    Morgen is proud to be named          Department, rang the buzzer on the

            Jewish Community Center of Harrison                                                                                receives a scholarship award to use
                                                                                                                               toward college. The students of the
                                                                                                                                                                           one of this month’s rotary students
                                                                                                                                                                           and thanks the club for this honor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     door and joined as a volunteer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Although he was too young to partic-
                                                                                                                               month for November 2008 are                      Padawer is a third-generation        ipate on calls, he found ways to
                  Tot Shabbat Schedule                          November 15; December 13 and 20; January 10 and 24;
                                                                                                                               Jacqueline Morgen and Luke                  Harrison resident, with strong ties to    make himself useful. A year later, he
    The Tot Shabbat Morning Program will be held at             February 7 and 28; March 14 and 28; April 4 and 18; and
                                                                                                                               Padawer.                                    his community. His dedication and         was sworn in as a volunteer firefight-
11:15 a.m., for ages 2-6, at the Jewish Community Center        May 9 and 23.
                                                                                                                                    Morgen is an active member of          “service above self” attitude became      er, and given a badge. In two years,
of Harrison, located at 130 Union Ave., Harrison on
                                                                                                                               Harrison High School and the                apparent at a very young age. At 4        Padawer has not missed a single
                                                                                                                               Harrison community. Having devel-           years old, while in nursery school at     Wednesday or “Drill” night at the

                    Owner of Harrison Donut Shop                                                                               oped a strong interest in medicine as
                                                                                                                               a volunteer at White Plains Hospital
                                                                                                                                                                           the Purchase Children’s Center, he
                                                                                                                                                                           took a younger student who was hav-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     firehouse; he is currently completing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the Westchester County 84-Hour
                                                                                                                               Center — which she has done since           ing a difficult time in school under      Fire Rescue Course, racing to calls
                    Arraigned on Sex Abuse Charges                                                                             the ninth grade — she recently
                                                                                                                               obtained her license as an emergency
                                                                                                                                                                           his wing.
                                                                                                                                                                                In the seventh grade, Padawer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     when his pager goes off. He main-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     tains a 3.0 average at Harrison High
     Westchester County District                The victim fought off the defen-                                               medical technician and has ridden           began devoting his after-school time      School and most recently participat-
Attorney Janet DiFiore announced          dant and fled from the bathroom.                                                     with the Harrison Ambulance Corps.          to the Purchase Community House.          ed with 25,000 others in the Susan G.
that Kamal Ahmed, 40, of 8 Franklyn             The incident was quickly report-                                               The class of 2009 salutatorian,             He served as an area supervisor; an       Komen Race for the Cure.
Ave. in New Rochelle, was recently        ed to Harrison Police and an arrest                                                  Morgen is also a concert French horn        assistant instructor for various class-         The Harrison Rotary Club
arraigned on three counts of sexual       was made.                                                                            player, drum major of the Huskies           es, including crafts, cooking, com-       meets every Wednesday at 12:15
abuse in the first degree, class “D”            Ahmed was released on $5,000                                                   Marching Band, captain of the varsi-        puters and tennis; and more recently,     p.m. at Emilio’s Restaurant in
felonies; one count of endangering the    bail. His next court date is February 4,                                             ty volleyball team and captain of the       he became involved with the Friday        Harrison.
welfare of a child; and one count of      2009. He faces a maximum of two and                                                  High School Academic Challenge              Night Youth Program. In 2007,
unlawful imprisonment in the second       one-half to seven years in state prison                                              Team.                                       Padawer was the recipient of the
degree, both class “A” misdemeanors.      on the top charge.
     On July 30, at approximately               Assistant District Attorney
7:45 p.m., the defendant followed a       Fredric Green, chief of the Sex
14-year-old girl into a bathroom at       Crimes Bureau, will prosecute the
Harrison Donut Shop. He restrained        case.
her by pinning her to the wall and pro-                                                          Kamal Ahmed
ceeded to sexually assault her.

                             During Economic Crisis,
                           Mayor Joan Walsh Proposes
                          11.24% Property Tax Increase
     Local budgets are slowly coming      changes made after the preliminary         addition, I will welcome your ideas as
out in Westchester, and in Harrison,      budget, is presented, and that is the      to ways to further reduce costs or
Town Supervisor/Mayor Joan Walsh          one to govern the town for all of          increase income. In response to a pre-
presented a budget with a whopping        2009.                                      vious e-mail, more than 60 people
14.24 percent tax increase.                    I am very sorry to tell you that at   shared their ideas. All were consid-
     Walsh apologized for the             this point, the tentative budget points    ered, and some adopted.
increase, but attributed it to the        to a 14.24 percent tax increase. High           The present economy is part of
slumping economy and explained that       as that is, we started with budget         the problem, but more importantly,
the increase was cut from an initial 25   requests that totaled a 25 percent tax     there were assumptions about non-
percent. That fact doesn’t help the       increase.                                  property tax income for us that were
senior homeowner on a fixed budget,            How did we get to such a high         just not realistic. For example, in
or recently laid-off financial workers.   rate? I urge you to go to the town’s       Building Department fees, it was esti-
The double-digit tax increase doesn’t     Web site,, and         mated that people would build at the
put food on the table, but only adds to   look at the presentations that were        same rate as in previous years, or
homeowners’ struggles to pay their        given at the Town Board meeting of         even better. It didn’t happen. Instead
taxes and remain in their homes.          November 6, or watch the meeting on        of $3 million in fees, we are estimat-
     The full statement from the          Channel 75, at 12, 6 or 10 p.m [daily].    ing that these fees will reach only $2
mayor’s office is as follows:                  [Walsh also urged residents to        million by year’s end — a $1 million
Dear Friends:                             attend one of the community meet-          shortage. In mortgage tax receipts, the
     On Thursday, November 6, I pre-      ings that she scheduled to discuss the     2008 budget built in revenue of $1.7
sented to the Town Board what is          2009 budget.]                              million. Instead, due to the lack of
called the Tentative Budget for the            The meetings [were] held on:          sales, we received only $1.15 million,
Town for 2009. Three budgets are          Monday, November 10, in the down-          a shortfall of half a million dollars.
prepared. First is the tentative, pre-    town library; Wednesday, November               The proposed 2009 budget is
pared by the supervisor/mayor in con-     12, in the Leo Mintzer Center; and         much more realistic, and as a result,
sultation with the comptroller and        Thursday, November 13, in the              we have this tremendous tax increase.
department heads. Second is the pre-      Purchase Community House.                  Joan Walsh
liminary budget, which reflects the            I will tell you the efforts we are    Supervisor/Mayor
thinking of the full Town Board. Then     making and some changes that I am
the final budget, which reflects any      recommending to the full board. In

      Public Invited to Annual Holiday Bazaar
     Hosted by the First Congregational Church
     This year’s Holiday Bazaar at the First                   sure to please everyone on your list. There will also be a
Congregational Church in Chappaqua will be held on             sale of homemade baked goods with pies and cakes just in
Sunday, November 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on          time for Thanksgiving. Proceeds from the sale will bene-
Monday, November 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addi-         fit local charities. The First Congregational Church is
tion to holiday decorations, wreaths and cards, this year’s    located on Orchard Ridge Road at Route 117 in
bazaar will feature a large assortment of new merchandise      Chappaqua.
and one-of-a-kind items from local stores and vendors
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                               Ask an Expert                                                                                                                              Life … Love … Liz
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                                                                                                                                                                          By Liz Ehrlich

      Westchester residents get all their questions answered on                                                    Dear Liz,                                   have changed?                             think his rescinding his acceptance is
                                                                                                                                    My mother asked me to extend           Paranoid, Lincolndale                     any reflection whatsoever on you,
                                                                                                                               an invite to my boyfriend of three                                                    although his comment about not
     question                                                                                                                  months to Thanksgiving dinner at
                                                                                                                               my house. At the time, he was very
                                                                                                                                                                           Dear Paranoid,
                                                                                                                                                                                 I think the scenario you present-
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        I'm 52, in relatively decent shape. My goal is to look better in a T-shirt next summer. Any
                                                                                                                               excited and readily agreed to come.         ed is an understandable one. When         what he meant and what the differ-
     suggestions?                                                                                                              Last week, I asked him to let me            you first extended the invitation to      ence between being “serious” and
                                                                 – anonymous Westchester resident                              know for sure whether or not he             your boyfriend, it’s likely he didn’t     being “serious serious” means to him.
     answer                                                                                                                    was coming so I could let my moth-
                                                                                                                               er know. His response was “I
                                                                                                                                                                           completely think through all that
                                                                                                                                                                           Thanksgiving entails. Don’t forget —
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     If he’s your boyfriend, I would think
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     that the two of you are already in a
   from Mind N Body Fitness                                      there, the personal trainer should be able to determine       thought that had been decided a             it’s not just dinner at your house that   “serious” relationship. My initial
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   some ab development as well as the need to shed away          goal-based meal plans and workout routines, fitness           respond, so I explained that what-          one before introducing them to grand-     his feelings. That being said, it never
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   services of a personal trainer, it is very important that          Mind N Body Fitness is located in Dobbs Ferry.           Now, I am having second thoughts.           first invited, your boyfriend probably    cially if you’re feeling insecure about
   you get a complete assessment/evaluation of what you               Learn more about this expert business at                 What does “serious serious” mean            thought only of your mother’s cook-       his thoughts and intentions.
   currently do, both exercise and eating-wise, and from                           anyway? And why all of a sudden             ing and the chance to spend the holi-          Have a question for Liz? E-mail
                                                                                                                               would he change his mind? Do you            day with you — not about the added        her at
                                                                                                                               think this reflects on the way he           stress of making a good first impres-     to have your question addressed in a
     question                                                                                                                  feels about me or that his feelings         sion on several people at once. I don’t   future publication.

         I need a pair of eyeglasses for my son who is 6 years old. They must be very flexible glass-
     es that will not easily break. … Also, I would like to keep the total cost under $250.                                                    Educational Warehouse Announces
                                                                 – anonymous Westchester resident
                                                                                                                                                  Crayon Recycling Program
      answer                                                                                                                         As part of their green initiative,    in the United States, ages two to         month to a local nonprofit.
   from Raphael Opticians                                        poorest optical qualities. Regular CR-39 (scratch-            Educational Warehouse, an educa-            eight, spend an average of 28 minutes     Nonprofits can submit their names at
        We have 27 frames in stock that are made of a            resistant) plastic takes 14 times the impact that a tem-      tional merchandise destination for          each day coloring, and each child will    any Educational Warehouse location
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   memory metal, that should fit a 6-year-old. This alloy        priced less, usually around $85. If you want the extra        start of its crayon recycling program.      10th birthday. The high numbers of        month’s donation. A different non-
   is made to forgive many of the abuses that a youngster        break-resistance, then we recommend "Trivex," but it                Visitors to the store can bring in    crayons produced and used per year        profit will be chosen each month.
   dishes out. They are priced from $127 to $170.                costs more.                                                   old, broken, worn out and unusable          has motivated teachers to meet at              Founded in 1985 by two former
        Regarding the lenses, most optical stores would               Therefore, we should be able to provide the              crayons and put them in a designated        online discussion boards such as          teachers, Educational Warehouse is a
   automatically put your child in a lens material called        above-mentioned frames with CR-39 lenses for                  container. All crayons will be sent to discuss what        family-run company focused on
   "polycarbonate" because of its excellent break-resist-        between $212 and $255 for most Rxs.                           away and recycled into new crayons.         to do with the old product. And           “bringing education and fun togeth-
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   Compact discs (CDs) are made of it. It also has the                              Recycling Program, store visitors can       waste which could otherwise be recy-      tional games and hosts in-store events
                                                                                                                               guess how much the box of crayons           cled.                                     designed to make learning fun.
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                                                                                                                               or is the closest, will receive an          recycling program, Educational  
                                                                                                                               Educational Warehouse gift card.            Warehouse will donate $5 for every
                          Up and Down the County Lines                                                                               According to Crayola, children        pound of crayons collected each

By Michael Iachetta                                                                  sprinters Tommy Smith (who won
                                                                                     the gold in the 200 meters) and John
                                                                                                                                Democratic                                  Doody-Doherty, who comes from a
                                                                                                                                                                            well-known political family in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tom Golisano’s group, Responsible
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     New York, but got trounced by
                                                                                     Carlos (who finished third) bowed
                                                                                     their heads and raised a black-gloved
                                                                                                                                Tidal Wave                                  Eastchester (her father was longtime
                                                                                                                                                                            Supervisor Jim Doody), and her elec-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Latimer, 30,375 to 12,263 votes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          What all three races show is that
     Nobody asked me, but                                                            fist while standing on the winner’s        Continued from Page 1                       tion marks the first Democrat on the     in a presidential election year, with a
Westchester has seen some ultra-dra-                                                 platform as “The Star Spangled                                                         Eastchester Town board in some           popular Democratic presidential can-
matic beginnings and endings within                                                  Banner” played. Three days later, in       ty taxes, but it didn’t work.               time.                                    didate, Republican candidates cannot
the past few days impacting the local                                                the 400-meter final, African-                   In Eastchester, one of the                  Another contested race had          win in Westchester County. This
and global stages in ways difficult to                                               Americans Lee Evans, James and             remaining Republican strongholds in         Democratic incumbent Latimer             shocking reality means that every
imagine outside of a Hollywood                                                       Freeman finished one, two and three.       the county, incumbent Councilman            being challenged by Republican Rob       four years, Republicans could be
movie script.                                                                        Evans edged James, clocking a              Fred Salanitro, was defeated by             Biagi. Biagi was endorsed by The         faced with, as they say in sports, an
     In schoolboy sports high school                                                 breath-taking 43.86 to Larry’s 43.97,      Democratic first-time candidate             Journal News and was funded by           “O-fer” — no victories on any level.
                                                   Michael Iachetta
football circles, for example, under-                                                both breaking the world record. At
dog Croton-Harmon ended Dobbs                                                        the medals ceremony, the winners
Ferry’s countywide best Section One        scrambling never-say-die QB Jordan        wore black socks and black berets          In Our View                                 budgets. Zero percent tax increases
                                                                                                                                                                            are needed, and a tax cap on school
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     not see the election of a Republican
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     for county executive occurring in
69-game winning streak by scoring          Eck in last year’s state title victory.   and also raised their fists, but when
                                           All-state fullback/linebacker Kyle                                                   Continued from Page 12                      property taxes is a must.                Westchester in the foreseeable
nine points within the final 80 sec-                                                 the national anthem was played, they
                                           Ramalho is the only player to start                                                                                                   Only by ignoring the cries of       future, especially if that candidate is
onds in a recent Class C semifinal to                                                removed their berets and lowered
                                           for Rye the past few years, and is a                                                 Harrison, Democratic Mayor Joan             their constituents can Democrats ruin    running against Spano.
win 22-21 at Gould Park in Dobbs                                                     their fists. Two days later, that trio
                                           throwback to the rough-and-ready                                                     Walsh presented a budget with a             the chance they have to dominate              Nice try, Phil.
Ferry.                                                                               plus Vince Mathews won the 4x400
                                           Donnelly as a Garnet inspirational                                                   whopping 14.24 percent tax increase.        Westchester politics for years to
     Joe Trailli made a leaping David                                                meters relay in three minutes, 51.6
                                           force and a team captain. Ramalho, a                                                 Walsh’s explanation, that she is very       come.
Tyree-like clutch catch to take                                                      seconds, a gold medal-winning
                                           weightlifting gym rat, was the MVP                                                   sorry that the tax increase is 14.24             Astorino is exact-
scrambling Nick Mainiero’s Archie                                                    world record that would stand for 24
                                           of the recent sectional title game for                                               percent and that the budget was cut         ly the type of candi-
Manning-style pass out of Rob                                                        years.
                                           the second-straight year, scoring                                                    from an initial 25 percent, doesn’t         date needed to deal
Alexander’s hands to pull the claw-                                                       The smooth-striding James,
                                           three TDs this time around.                                                          help the senior homeowner on a              with the economic
ing Tigers within a point of Dobbs in                                                nicknamed the “Mighty Burner” for
                                                It was déjà vu all over again at                                                fixed budget or the financial worker        downturn facing Wall
the game’s dying seconds. Without                                                    his explosive finishing kick, was
                                           Mahopac for Rye and its Hall of                                                      recently laid off. Walsh’s double-          Street, New York state
hesitation, Croton coach John                                                        way out in front in a lot of ways on
                                           Fame coach, Armonk’s Dino Garr,                                                      digit tax increase doesn’t put food on      and        Westchester
Catano decided to go for a potential                                                 and off the track, having been induct-
                                           right down to yet another Eck quar-                                                  the table, but only adds to homeown-        County. He would
game-winning — or losing — two-                                                      ed into the National Track Hall of
                                           terbacking the team — sophomore                                                      ers’ problems of paying their taxes         look to cut and elimi-
point conversion, and the Indian                                                     Fame, then becoming a major in the
                                           sensation Connor Eck, Jordan’s kid                                                   and staying in their homes.                 nate county govern-
Point technician looked like a genius                                                U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and
                                           brother.                                                                                  Walsh and all local leaders in         ment before consider-
when Mainiero rolled out and hit                                                     serving for nearly a quarter-century
                                                                                                                                Westchester need to change the way          ing raising taxes.
Matt Trailli, Joe’s kid brother, for the                                             as athletic director at Richard
                                                 DEATH OF OLYMPIAN                                                              they do business and estimate their         Unfortunately, we do
two-point conversion game-winner.                                                    Stockton College in Pomona, N.J.
The comeback kids from Croton-on-                  LARRY JAMES, 61                        Rising Media offers condo-
Hudson then avoided a letdown by                Former Olympian quarter-mile         lences to James’ wife; his children;
beating Westlake 23-7 for the Class        ace Larry James died too young at 61      his grandchildren; his mother,
C championship at Mahopac High             of colon cancer on November 6;            Martha James, of Greenburgh; and
School, sending the Tigers to the          ironically, his birthday. But James       his sister, Julia James, of White
state playoffs for the first time in       really burned up the track along the      Plains. Westchester will almost cer-
school history. Thus, in a two-game        way, living fast on his way to achiev-    tainly never see the likes of your
sequence filled with ironies, Croton       ing what no one else in Westchester       James again.
was the first team to lose to Dobbs        history has ever done before.
Ferry at the start of that 69-game              James came out of Mount                           OPEN DOOR
Eagles’ win streak and paid Dobbs          Pleasant, started running track in the            KNOCKS FOR TOYS
back big time. They also upset             seventh grade, starred in the interme-          ’Tis the season — almost — to
Westlake, a club that beat them by         diate hurdles and triple jump at          think about donating to the Open
two TDs earlier in the season.             White Plains High, and went to            Door Family Medical Centers’ holi-
                                           Villanova on a track scholarship,         day toy drive for needy Westchester
       RYE HIGH DÉJÀ VU                    winning four NCAA titles and broke        kids. The centers’ goal is to raise
        ALL OVER AGAIN                     or tied world indoor records at 440,      3,500 new unwrapped toys for coun-
     Undefeated Rye High (10-0),           500 and 600 yards back in the day.        tywide disadvantaged children up to
the state’s top-ranked team, rolled        He ran the mile-relay anchor leg for      age 14. Gifts may be dropped off at
over Pleasantville, 35-7, to win its       Villanova in the 1968 Penn Relays in      Open Door locations in Ossining,
sixth-straight Westchester Section         43.9 seconds, the first time anyone in    Sleepy Hollow, Port Chester and
One title at Mahopac, thus giving the      the world ran the quarter-mile in         Mount Kisco. For exact locations, to
Garnets the county’s longest winning       under 44 seconds. And in these            make a monetary donation or to
streak, at 58 games and counting, as       heady post-Barack Obama break-            request the pickup of a large dona-
they head into yet another state play-     through days in winning the U.S.          tion, contact Alicia Ward, volunteer
off. Rye has reached the Carrier           presidency, it also should be remem-      coordinator, at 914-502-1468. You
Dome in Syracuse for the state finals      bered that James was one of the           can also e-mail or
in four of the last five years, winning    courageous track trailblazers, as part    visit
twice while building on a tradition        of the black power demonstration in             Tiny Tim and his female coun-
started by gutsy quarterback Joe           the racially charged 1968 Olympics        terparts need you, so — what the
Donnelly, who played with a concus-        in Mexico City, where he won gold         dickens — don’t be a Scrooge and
sion in the 2004 state championship        and silver medals.                        brighten up a young life during “A
playoffs win, and continued by                  That was the Olympics where          Christmas Carol” time.

                                                          Westchester Business Beat
                                                                                                                                        An Easy Way to Make $2,500 in Seven Days
            ARKETING                        When Good Designers Go Bad
                                     How to Protect Yourself When Choosing a Designer
                                                                                                                                        A study conducted by eBay states
                                                                                                                                  that the average American family holds
                                                                                                                                  approximately $2,500 worth of mer-
                                                                                                                                  chandise in their homes. Although this
                                                                                                                                                                                     This probably isn’t anything new.
                                                                                                                                                                               After all, most people have already
                                                                                                                                                                               heard of eBay and the wonderful world
                                                                                                                                                                               of online selling. So why haven’t most
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           from tools, art, cameras and computers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           to cars, trucks, motorcycles, jewelry,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           furniture, tires, fishing tackle, quilts,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           stock certificates, that inflatable boat
                              By Rebecca Bertoldi                 handing over some phone numbers that you can call to see
                                 Many business owners are try-                                                                    figure is a drop in the bucket to the        people taken advantage of eBay and          you never used and even your Aunt
                                                                  how others felt about them. You should always do your
                      ing to attract new business through the                                                                     average family’s $86,000 share of the        liquidated the $2,500 dollars worth of      Wendy's wedding gown. If you got it,
                                                                  homework before hiring any professional, and that includes
                  means of advertising to compensate for our                                                                      national deficit, wouldn’t it be nice to     merchandise still collecting dust in        Orbit Drop will sell it.
              current suffering economy. The one form of                                                                          get your hands on an extra $2,500 to         their homes?                                     Once Orbit Drop has your item,
                                                                    Ask About Usage — Many people believe that when they
         advertising that is becoming more and more popular                                                                       start paying your family’s share? Of               Because selling on eBay is a pain     they will research an ad strategy, take
                                                                  hire a designer, once the project is completed, they can do
     is having a Web presence. This concept has brought                                                                           course not — that’s what taxes are for.      in the butt. It can take four hours or      pictures and list it on eBay so that they
                                                                  whatever they want with it. That is not always the case. The
many business owners my way with inquiries about what                                                                             The extra $2,500 hiding in your home         more to prepare even the simplest items     can sell it, collect the money, pack and
                                                                  designer should specify whether the client assumes all rights
they can do to be online or to update the online features they                                                                    is found money for you do with as you        for auction, from taking and uploading      ship it, and, most importantly, send you
                                                                  to the marketing piece or just one-time rights.
currently have.                                                                                                                   please, and in this economy, it’s like       digital photographs to writing the “ad”     a check. All you have to do is let them
                                                                    Get It in Writing — Once you have made your decision
      Recently, a restaurant owner was referred to me because                                                                     buried treasure.                             and selecting from 45,000 different         pick it up, or you can drop it off. Orbit
                                                                  on which designer/firm you will use for you materials, be
he needed his site updated and the company that designed the                                                                            Finding buried treasure in your        selling categories, according to an arti-   Drop will do the rest.
                                                                  sure that you get all the details in writing. Such documenta-
site was not returning his calls or e-mails. After poking                                                                         home is easy. Just follow this simple        cle in U.S. Franchise News.                      Suddenly, selling online has
                                                                  tion should be used on all projects, but often, they are not.
around a bit, I discovered that his domain name was regis-                                                                        rule: If you have something in your                The answer is simple: Hire a pro-     become a lot easier, more profitable
                                                                  Those written details will protect both of you. And if your
tered under the other designer’s name, and not the restau-                                                                        home that you purchased but have not         fessional service with experience sell-     and safer using Orbit Drop. Give Orbit
                                                                  needs change, be sure to amend the contract.
rant’s, as he had been told. I found this to be very strange —                                                                    used in one year, it probably qualifies      ing on eBay that has the desire to get      Drop a call at 866-544-8190 and an
                                                                    Register Everything in Your Name — If you are paying
this isn’t the way to ensure job security. Unfortunately, with-                                                                   as buried treasure. It’s that simple.        you the best price at the least cost to     eBay specialist will guide you through
                                                                  for the name, hosting and artwork, it’s yours! Make sure you
out the rights to the domain name, I couldn’t do anything                                                                               Items such as these could be hid-      you. That service is Orbit Drop.            the very simple process of cashing in
                                                                  have access to all of it.
with his current site. But together, we convinced the other                                                                       ing right under your nose.                         What exactly is Orbit Drop? Orbit     your treasure on eBay. You can also
                                                                    File It Away — Upon completion of the project, make sure
designer to agree to transfer the site to us.                                                                                           So, how does one tap into this hid-    Drop is your local one-step, sell-on-       visit the company online at
                                                                  you receive a copy of it on disk. Do not rely on anyone else
      After a month of e-mailing back and forth with him,                                                                         den source of funds inside your home?        eBay service. Orbit Drop can pick up or
                                                                  to hold your files for you. You never know what’s going to
however, the other designer changed his mind and refused to                                                                       Well, the simple answer is to sell them,     drop off whatever you want to sell,
transfer the domain, took the site down and disabled the e-                                                                       of course. You could sell your items
                                                                        In this case of the designer “gone bad,” my client was
mail account, leaving the restaurant owner with absolutely                                                                        using the old standbys such as garage
                                                                  forced to start over and market a new domain name. Let his
nothing.                                                                                                                          and tag sales, newspaper classifieds
                                                                  experience be a lesson to you. Shop wisely and don’t let any
      Unbelievable, right? Well, believe it. Many print and                                                                       and pawn shops, which only allow you
                                                                  designer take what is rightfully yours.
Web designers are going out of business and are being forced                                                                      to reach a handful of buyers willing to
                                                                        About the author: Rebecca Bertoldi is the owner of
to find other jobs. So where does that leave their clients?                                                                       purchase your items. However, if you
                                                                  Modern Media Design and has been catering to small-busi-
      This incident prompted me to try to help business own-                                                                      are Internet savvy, you can tap into the
                                                                  ness owners for the past 10 years. If you have marketing
ers become aware of what to ask for and what their rights are.                                                                    millions of people all over the world
                                                                  questions that you want answered in a future edition of this
Here’s how you can protect yourself when hiring a designer                                                                        looking to buy your stuff on eBay.
                                                                  paper, e-mail a free copy
to help you market your materials:                                                                                                      The old standbys have their
                                                                  of “The Freebie List: 10 Marketing Ideas That Won’t Break
  Check References — Any good designer has no problem                                                                             advantages, but let’s face it — if you
                                                                  the Bank” when you subscribe to the mailing list.
                                                                                                                                  really want to make the most out of the
                                                                                                                                  unused items collecting dust in your
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                                                         Westchester Business Beat
                           In Challenging Times,                                                                                                          CRISIS GUIDE
                       Set Your Sights on the Future                                                                                                    Money Crisis and Repression
                                                                                                                               By Frank Sisco, CPA, PFS                     investments.
By Russell E. Glickstern                   their value during down times. For         any given sector.                             It's good to be hopeful that we              We've been told that we've nar-
     Several factors have been driv-       example, companies that produce                 Over the past year, smart           will work out of this money crisis and       rowly escaped a near collapse in the
ing market volatility in 2008: stress      goods that consumers purchase on an        observers of market and economic         that President Obama's leadership and        entire financial system, with credit
within the financial sector, continued     ongoing basis (think toothpaste and        activity have learned a valuable les-    inspirational skills will help signifi-      markets nearly frozen and tough to
softness in the housing market and         laundry detergent) may have more           son — conditions can change quick-       cantly. Yet, we must take action indi-       lubricate even with bailout and rescue
spiraling oil prices. While U.S.           predictable revenue streams and            ly. By diversifying your portfolio and   vidually and not just watch, wait and        plans. The choked money pipeline
households appear to be weathering         lower volatility than other types of       staying invested for the long term,      leave it up to our leaders. For exam-        could significantly reduce economic
the current economic storm fairly          stocks. In contrast, sectors such as       you could put yourself in a good         ple, many people in their personal           activity, making a recession very deep
well, many economists and market           Consumer        Discretionary       and    position to benefit from the next mar-   lives should immediately get them-           and long. Many experts are seeing
analysts believe that the economy is       Technology may experience declin-          ket upturn.                              selves better protected, by moving           similarities with the Great Depression
unlikely to rebound fully until late       ing demand when the economy slows               About the author: Russell E.        their investments to safer ground, by        when it took 25 years for the Dow
2009.                                      •     Reconsider      Your       Asset     Glickstern is a certified financial      reducing their risks of losing income        Jones Industrial Average to get back to
     In times like these, your first       Allocations — Because stocks and           planner based in Mt. Kisco, N.Y.. He     from a job or business, by reducing or       its 1929 highs. Do you have 25 years
                                           bonds historically have not moved in       has been committed to helping clients
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Frank Sisco
instinct may be to run for cover and                                                                                           modifying debt and by curtailing             to wait? Don't forget that the Nikkei
protect your assets from whatever          tandem in response to economic or          protect and build their assets for       expenses. The underlying financial           index in Japan is still only one-third      ity here and abroad will bring more
else may lie ahead. However, before        market developments, owning some           more than 20 years. Providing indi-      and economic problems are so severe          the value of what it was 15 years ago,      stress and feelings of repression.
making any hasty moves, you should         of each may help reduce your portfo-       vidualized, unbiased advice and          that I think it is prudent to cut risks      also partly caused by a burst real                Obama's rise and promise will
take a deep breath and reconsider          lio’s long-term volatility. In addition,   active management enables him to         wherever possible. Not out of fear, but      estate bubble and banking crisis. Don't     hopefully unify us, reduce these feel-
your options.                              diversifying within your stock and         help clients meet their financial        out of common sense and reason. If           be comforted by rallies and temporary       ings of repression and foster optimism
     Viewing current economic and          bond portfolios — by owning differ-        goals. For a free consultation, call     you are like most people concerning          gains in the stock market.                  of us taking charge of our own finan-
market conditions in the proper light      ent types of stocks and bonds — may        914-244-9470.                            risk, you should move nearly all of               I've termed the cycle we are in a      cial destiny as a nation, and feeling
may help you to stay positive in the       reduce your risk of overexposure to                                                 your investments into principal-guar-        "repression," because we are in-            good about it. One definition of a cri-
short term, while keeping important                                                                                            anteed instruments, such as a laddered       between a recession and a depression,       sis is "a condition of instability or dan-
long term investment goals in sight.                                                                                           portfolio of FDIC-insured certificates       with the underlying sentiment of            ger, leading to a decisive change." As
•    Avoid Panic Selling — An                                                                                                  of deposit.                                  repression meaning a "state of forcible     we move along in this period of great
investor could miss out on significant                                                                                              Here are the three questions to         subjugation." When people feel this         change, we must seize the opportuni-
gains by pulling out of the stock mar-                                                                                         ask yourself: 1) Do I truly understand       way, that they can't trust their govern-    ties to regather, to cleanse and to heal,
ket during a downturn. History shows                                                                                           that investments in the stock market         ment even as it changes and improves        not only on a societal level, but also in
that since 1950, a stock portfolio that                                                                                        can decline very significantly over          (or financial institutions, business        our personal lives. Then, we'll have a
mirrored the S&P 500 would have                                                                                                long periods of time? 2) Am I sure I         leaders or each other), the distrust and    better chance at overcoming the chal-
had an average total return of 33.64                                                                                           will not need to sell these investments      uncertainty can lead to capitulation        lenges of this crisis. See my next col-
percent in the 12 months following                                                                                             to raise money to cover expenses,            and panic so extreme that markets can       umn for more details on strategies for
the lowest point of a bear market.                                                                                             especially caused by a job loss, a busi-     tumble even worse than what we've           your personal finances.
But, if an investor missed the first six                                                                                       ness downturn, high medical expenses         seen. Just as one fire is put out, anoth-         About the author: Frank Sisco is
months of a recovery by pulling                                                                                                or other problems not foreseen at the        er could start, igniting massive liqui-     a CPA, personal financial specialist
money out of stocks, he or she would                                                                                           present time? 3) Am I sure that I will       dations of hedge funds and mutual           and video journalist who writes on
have reduced the average return to                                                                                             be able to emotionally handle large          funds, credit card debt implosions,         topics related to life and money. You
only 11.56 percent. This would                                                                                                 and/or long erosions in my invest-           private equity collapses and runs on        can contact him by e-mail at ideas-
equate to a difference of over                                                                                                 ments?                                       mutual funds, bringing the markets or by phone at 914-
$22,000 in a portfolio that was val-                                                                                                If you're like the great majority of    further down. FBI investigations and        589-1013 in order to express your
ued at $100,000 at the bottom of the                                                                                           people, you can't answer yes to all          revelations of wrongdoing will exac-        opinion about this article or to obtain
market.                                                                                                                        three and fail the test. Yet surprisingly,   erbate the atmosphere of distrust.          copies of prior articles. Sisco, his wife
•         Review      Your      Sector                                                                                         many people still get persuaded or           Additional bankruptcies, rising unem-       and daughter reside in New Rochelle,
Allocations — Certain industries and                                                                                           fooled into staying in those risky           ployment and slowed economic activ-         N.Y.
sectors tend to fare better during eco-
nomic or market downturns than oth-
ers. So-called defensive sectors are
groups of stocks that historically
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              LEGALS                               LEGALS                                LEGALS
     LEGAL NOTICE                    LEGAL NOTICE                    LEGAL NOTICE                    LEGAL NOTICE

  FARREL ADVISORS,              ADAM LANDSCAPING,                  CELTIC PACIFIC                NSI INDUSTRIES, LLC
        LLC                            LLC.                      GENERAL BUILDING                                                                                      By Joel J. Sprayregen
                                                                 CONTRACTORS, LLC.              Notice of Qualification of
Notice of Formation of          Notice of Formation of                                          NSI INDUSTRIES, LLC.                      Sound Advice: Bury the Tomahawk
FARREL        ADVISORS,         ADAM LANDSCAPING,               Notice of Formation of          Authority filed with Secy. of         Like many suburban families, mine was acrimo-    I reported from there in September.
LLC.       Articles     of      LLC. Arts. of Org. filed        General Pacific General         State of NY (SSNY) on           niously divided over the presidential election. Our dis-     3. ISRAEL attacked by more than 45 Hamas
Organization filed with         with Secy. of State of NY       Building Contractors, LLC.      9/29/08. Office location;                                                              rockets, reconfirming that there is no viable "peace
                                                                                                                                cussions were frequently uncivil, as if proving the cor-
Secy. of State of NY            (SSNY) on 09/29/08.             Arts. of Org. filed with        Westchester County. LLC         rectness of an observation in Philip Roth's current    process" with Palestinians who will not accept a
(SSNY) on 09/22/08.             Office location: County of      Secy. of State of NY            formed in North Carolina        novel, “Intimidation,” that is probably not limited to Jewish state and who use Israeli withdrawals to expe-
Office location: County of      Westchester.        Street      (SSNY) on 10/27/2008.           (NC) on 5/12/04. Principal      the ethnic group with which this astute novelist of ourdite terrorist attacks. Israel's army destroyed a tunnel
Westchester. The street         address is: 25 Exchange         Office location: County of      office of LLC in NY: I Grove    times is obsessed: "They were a family of screamers."  intended to bring massive arms into Gaza, validating
address is: 146 Goldens         Place, Port Chester, NY         Westchester.           Street   St. Mount Vernon, NY                  I do not recant any of my sometimes shrill-sound-General Vilnai's assertion (last week's column) that
Bridge Road, Katonah,           10573. SSNY has been            address is: 175 Huguenot        10550 SSNY designated as        ing electioneering. But I was struck strongly by one ofIsrael will be compelled to dismantle the Hamas war
NY 10536. SSNY has              designated as agent of          Street, Suite 2303, New         agent of LLC upon whom          the first e-mails I received Wednesday morning. It     machine.
been designated as agent        LLC upon whom process           Rochelle, NY 10801.             process against it may be       came from a cousin with whom I had been clashing.            4. PAKISTAN continued protesting U.S. missile
of LLC upon whom                against it may be served.       SSNY has been designat-         served. SSNY shall mail         He is a successful and not-at-all passive businessman  attacks killing terrorist leaders within its borders. The
process against it may be       SSNY shall mail process         ed as agent of LLC upon         process to LLC. Attn;           who happens to be the father of the publisher of this  stage is being set for an early test of Obama's much-
served. SSNY shall mail         to: The LLC, 25 Exchange        whom process against it         Warren Munday. 9730             newspaper. We had been disputing for several months.   criticized statement that he would authorize such
                                                                                                                                Now he wrote me succinctly, echoing the Indian lore    attacks.
process served to: The          Place, Port Chester, NY         may be served. SSNY             Northcross Center Court,
                                                                                                                                of our childhood camping days: "Let's bury the toma-         5. AL-QAEDA targeted the Clinton administra-
LLC, 146 Goldens Bridge         10573. Purpose: Any law-        shall mail process served       Huntersville North Carolina
                                                                                                                                hawk!"                                                 tion with attacks on the U.S.S. Cole and our East
Road,     Katonah,     NY       ful act.                        to:    The      LLC,     175    25078.       the    principal
                                                                                                                                      The suggestion is timely and vital because withinAfrica embassies, so it’s unlikely to go on vacation
10536. Purpose: any law-                                        Huguenot Street, Suite          address of the LLC in the       days following our elections, there arose stark        now. Exiled Iranian editor Amir Taheri wrote last
ful act.                        (10/10-11/14)         #5376     2303, New Rochelle, NY          jurisdiction of formation.      reminders of crises that the Obama administration will week: "The Bush administration can take pride in hav-
                                                                10801. Purpose: Any law-        Arts. of Org. filed with the    be compelled to address. Most are located in or near   ing prevented terrorists from mounting a successful
(10/10 – 11/14)       #5355          LEGAL NOTICE               ful activity. The latest date   Secy. of State of the State     that broad arc of land in or proximate to the Middle   repeat attack inside the U.S. despite dozens of
                                                                on which the LLC shall dis-     of NC, Div. of Corporations,    East, where two-thirds of the world's petroleum is     attempts, some designed to be deadlier than 9/11." A
                                   SLEEPY HOLLOW                solve is December 31,           300 N. Salisbury St,            located and where most attacks on Americans occur.     typically fatuous New York Times Magazine piece this
     LEGAL NOTICE                    VIEWS, LLC                 2058.                           Raleigh       NC      27626.    These current flashpoints include:                     week shrinks the problem to ending Bush's "constitu-
                                                                                                Purpose: Any lawful activi-           1. IRAN instigating Muslim clerics inside and    tional abuses." At a recent Yale Law Symposium fea-
  APOLLO MASTER                 Notice of Formation of          (11/7-12/12)          #5390     ty.                             outside Iraq to inveigh against the nearly-completed   turing human rights "experts," I asked: "Suppose our
 FUND FEEDER MAN-               SLEEPY            HOLLOW                                                                        U.S-Iraq Security Pact. The aim is to propel Iraq —    government has in custody the terrorist who slit Danny
   AGEMENT, LLC.                                                    LEGAL NOTICE
                                VIEWS, LLC. Arts. of Org.                                       (10/17 – 11/21)       #5381     left without American boots on the ground — into civil Pearl's throat and planned 9/11. Our personnel ask you
                                filed with Secy. of State of                                                                    war, facilitating Iranian dominance. Tehran, which is  as lawyers: 'What can we do to get information about
Notice of Qualification of                                          GLAMOUR AND                                                 likely to have nuclear weapons by the end of 2009,     plans for another terror attack?' What do you, as gov-
                                NY (SSNY) on 09/25/08.              THE HOME LLC
APOLLO MASTER FUND              Office              location:                                        LEGAL NOTICE               seeks to preempt coordinated pressure on it. There is  ernment lawyers, tell them?" The response was some
FEEDER           MANAGE-        Westchester          County.                                                                    no greater peril facing Obama. Will he succeed by      learned blather about "accountability" and "rule of
MENT, LLC. Authority                                            Notice of formation of            APOLLO COMMODI-               ratcheting up sanctions or by negotiating "without pre-law." A lawyer from a Moslem country whispered to
                                Principal office of LLC: 76     Glamour and The Home
filed with Secy. of State of                                                                     TIES TRADING EXECU-            conditions?” Or will he be compelled to show what he   me: "You didn't get an answer, did you?" The chal-
                                East Sunnyside Ln.,             LLC. Arts. of Org. filed
NY (SSNY) on 9/23/08.                                                                               TIVE CARRY, L.P.            meant as "taking no options off the table?"            lenge of how to prevent terror attacks needs to be
                                Irvington, NY 10533.            with the Sect'y of State of
Office              location:                                                                                                         2. RUSSIA’s President Medvedev, Putin’s pup-     addressed with urgency rising above whispers and
                                SSNY designated as              NY (SSNY) on 9/26/2008.                                         pet, rather than congratulating Obama, fired off belli-platitudes.
Westchester County. LLC         agent of LLC upon whom                                          Notice of Qualification of
formed in Delaware (DE)                                         Office location, County of      APOLLO COMMODITIES              cose declarations including threats to position missiles     6. NORTH KOREA (a barbarian nuclear state
                                process against it may be       Westchester. The street                                         in a Russian enclave between Lithuania and Poland.     that does not respect promises), VENEZUELA (host
on 9/8/08. Principal office     served. SSNY shall mail                                         TRADING EXECUTIVE
of LLC: 9 W. 57th St., 43rd                                     address is: 56 Lafayette                                        Russia — with energy resources diminishing, an econ-   to weekly flights from Tehran), NICARAGUA (site of
                                process to the LLC at the                                       CARRY, L.P. Authority
                                                                Drive, Port Chester, NY                                         omy much worse than ours and its population declin-    Iranian-enlarged deep-water port), SYRIA (where the
Fl., NY, NY 10022. SSNY         principal office of the LLC.                                    filed with Secy. of State of
                                                                10513. SSNY has been                                            ing — seeks to intimidate neighbors it ruled for nearlyU.S. recently struck al-Qaeda forces complicit in
designated as agent of          Purpose: Any lawful activ-                                      NY (SSNY) on 09/23/08.
                                                                designated as agent of                                          a half-century into eschewing alliances seeking protec-killing our troops, while foolish suggestions are heard
LLC upon whom process           ity.                                                            Office              location:
                                                                the LLC upon whom                                               tion from NATO. Last week, Russia instigated demon-    in Israel about leaving the Golan Heights) or
against it may be served.                                                                       Westchester County. LP          strations seeking to topple Georgia's president. That  LEBANON (where the West has condoned
SSNY shall mail process                                         process against it may be       formed in Delaware (DE)
                                (10/14–11/14)        #5359      served. SSNY shall mail                                         small country is still under the siege I witnessed whenHezbollah's taking power while rearming in defiance
to John Suydam at the                                                                           on 08/29/08. Principal                                                                            of U.N. resolutions as well as Syrian mur-
principal office of the LLC.         LEGAL NOTICE               process served to: The          office of LP: 9 W. 57th St.,        LEGAL NOTICE                        LEGAL NOTICE              ders of political opponents) could also
Addr. in jurisdiction of for-                                   LLC, 56 Lafayette Drive,        43rd Fl., NY, NY 10019.                                                                           explode early in the new administration.
mation: 2711 Centerville         HIGH BARNEY ROAD               Port Chester, NY 10573.         SSNY designated as                HENRY BERGSON                          PELHAM 2850              My cousin who suggested burying the tom-
Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington,              LLC.                    Purpose: any lawful act.        agent of LP upon whom             ASSOCIATES, LLC                     EAST 196 ST., LLC           ahawk is far wiser than my closer relative in
DE 19808. Arts. of Org.                                                                         process against it may be                                                                         California (remember Chicago Nobel
filed with DE Secy. of          Notice of Formation of          (10/31-12/5/08)      #5388      served. SSNY shall mail         Notice of formation of            Notice of Formation of Laureate Saul Bellow's observation that "It
State,         Div.        of   HIGH BARNEY ROAD                                                process          to      The    HENRY          BERGSON            Limited Liability Company sometimes seems as if they tilted America
                                                                    LEGAL NOTICE                                                ASSOCIATES, LLC. Arts.            (LLC) PELHAM 2850 westward, and all the loose screws ended up
Corporations, John G.           LLC. Arts. of Org. filed                                        Partnership, Attn: John J.
Townsend Bldg., 401             with Secy. of State of NY                                       Suydam at the principal         of Org. filed with the            EAST 196 ST., LLC. in California"?), who, on post-election
                                                                 472 SOUTH 7TH LLC.                                             Sect’y of State of NY             Articles of Organization morn, only wanted to crow about the "per-
Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover,     (SSNY) on 09/25/08.                                             office of the LP. Addr. in
DE 19901. Purpose: Any          Office location: Rockland                                       jurisdiction of formation:      (SSNY) on 7/24/2008.              filed by the Department of manent dismantling of the GOP." The econ-
                                                                Notice of Formation of                                          Office location: County of        State of New York on: omy is scary enough, but it appears this
lawful activity.                County. Principal office of                                     c/o Corporation Service
                                                                472 South 7th LLC. Arts.                                        Westchester. The street           9/23/2008. Office location: country must preeminently bury the domes-
                                LLC: 400 Rella Blvd.,                                           Co., 2711 Centerville Rd.,
                                                                of Org. filed with Secy. of                                     address is: 11 McQueen            County of Westchester. tic tomahawk and support — without sus-
(10/10-11/14)         #5367     Montebello, NY 10901.                                           Ste. 400, New Castle
                                                                State of NY (SSNY) on                                           Street, Katonah, NY               Secretary of State of New pending judgment — the efforts of the new
                                SSNY designated as                                              County, Wilmington, DE
                                                                09/30/08. Office location:                                      10536. SSNY has been              York (SSNY) designated administration to protect us against the ter-
                                agent of LLC upon whom                                          19808. Arts. of Org. filed
     LEGAL NOTICE                                               County of Westchester.                                          designated as agent of            as agent of LLC upon rorists who want to do us major harm.
                                process against it may be                                       with The Secy. of State of
                                                                Street address is: 35 East                                      the LLC upon whom                 whom process against it About the author: Joel J. Sprayregen is a
                                served. SSNY shall mail                                         the State of DE, Dept. of
BLUE LIGHT SECURITY                                             Grassy Sprain Road,                                             process against it may be         may be served. SSNY
                                                                                                                                                                                                  member of the executive committee of JI
                                process to The LLC, c/o                                         State,         Div.        of
  CONSULTING, LLC                                               Suite 508, Yonkers, NY                                          served. SSNY shall mail           shall mail copy of process
                                                                                                                                                                                                  NSA, a think tank that promotes defense of
                                Provident Bank at the                                           Corporations,           John
                                                                10710. SSNY has been                                                                                                              the U.S. and its Democratic allies. In recent
                                principal office of the LLC.                                    Townsend Bldg., Dover,          process served to: The            to: 372 McLean Avenue,
                                                                designated as agent of                                                                                                            months, he has visited international flash-
Notice of formation of          Purpose: Any lawful activ-                                      DE 19901. Purpose: Any          LLC, 11 McQueen Street,           Yonkers, NY 10705. points, including South Korea, the Republic
BLUE LIGHT SECURITY                                             LLC upon whom process                                           Katonah, NY 10536.                Purpose: any and all law- of Georgia, Turkey and Israel and has been
                                ity.                                                            lawful activity.
CONSULTING,            LLC.                                     against it may be served.                                       Purpose: any lawful act.          ful activities.
                                                                SSNY shall mail process                                                                                                           hosted at U.S. southern command in Florida
Articles of Org. filed with     (10/10-11/14)         #5370                                     (10/17-11/21)        #5380                                                                        and the U.S. Marine Corps base at Camp
sec. of State of NY                                             to c/o Paul W. Meyer, Jr.,                                      (11/14-12/19/08)        #5393     (10/24 – 11/28)     #5383 Pendleton, Calif.
(SSNY)        08/22/2008.            LEGAL NOTICE               35 East Grassy Sprain
Office in Westchester                                           Road, Suite 508, Yonkers,
County at 30 Ehrbar             STRATIS BUILDERS LLC            NY 10710. Purpose: Any
Avenue, Suite 407, Mount                                        lawful activity.
Vernon, NY 10552. SSNY          Stratis Builders LLC, filed
designated as agent             with SSNY on 7/25/08,           (10/10-11/14)        #5371
whom      process      may      Office           Location,
served. SSNY shall mail         Westchester County NY,              LEGAL NOTICE
process to: 30 Ehrbar           SSNY is designated as
Ave., Suite 407, Mount          agent    upon     process         HYUNDAI OF WHITE
Vernon,     NY       10552.     against the LLC may be               PLAINS LLC.
Purpose: To engage in           served, SSNY shall mail
any lawful activity.            the copy of process             Notice of Formation of
                                against the LLC to 1            HYUNDAI OF WHITE
(10/17–11/21)         #5372     Horizon Rd, Apt 1424 Fort       PLAINS LLC. Arts. of Org.
                                Lee NJ 07024 Purpose:           filed with Secy. of State of
                                Any Lawful purpose.             NY (SSNY) on 10/02/08.
                                                                Office            location:
                                (11/14-12/19)         #5398     Westchester         County.
  MENT GROUP, LLC                                               Principal office of LLC:
                                     LEGAL NOTICE               130 Westchester Ave,
Notice of formation of                                          White Plains, NY 10601.
Coriolis        Investment           TREV BARON                 SSNY designated as
Group, LLC. Arts. Of Org.          ASSOCIATES, LLC              agent of LLC upon whom
filed with the Sect’y of                                        process against it may be
State of NY (SSNY) on           Notice of Formation of          served. SSNY shall mail
7/16/08. Office location:       TREV BARON ASSOCI-              process to Corporation
Westchester. The street         ATES, LLC. Arts. of Org.        Service Co., 80 State St.,
address is: 22 Lake Ave.,       filed with Secy. of State of    Albany, NY 12207, regis-
Bronxville, NY 10708.           NY (SSNY) on 9/3/2008.          tered agent upon whom
SSNY has been designat-         Office location: County of      and at which process may
ed as agent of the LLC          Westchester. SSNY des-          be served. Purpose: Any
upon whom process               ignated as agent of LLC         lawful activity.
against it may be served.       upon whom process
SSNY shall mail process         against it may be served.       (10/17–11/21)        #5377
served      to:    Coriolis     SSNY shall mail process
Investment Group, LLC,          to 372 McLean Avenue,
22 Lake Ave., Bronxville,       Yonkers, NY 10705.
NY 10708 Purpose: any           Purpose: any and all law-
lawful act.                     ful activities.

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                 ANNOUNCEMENTS                                    Nov. 22-23 - Greenwich Symphony Orchestra -            2008 at 1:30 pm; event is free; information: 395-2412 or             Nov. 15 - Marshlands Conservancy, Route 1, Rye
     Nov. 22 & 23 - Westchester Cat Show at the              cellist Bion Tsang playing Tchaikovsky’s “Variations on     e-mail                         - 835-4466 - Habitat Management -- 1 pm, bring work
Westchester County Center, presented by Westchester          a Rococo Theme,” also Gershwin’s “Cuban Overture,”               Nov. 15 - Westchester Italian Cultural Center -            gloves for a volunteer project. Crepuscular Owl Walk, 5
Feline Club; tickets sold at the door: Adults $12, Seniors   Dvorak’s “Czech Suite,” Richard Strauss’ “Der               Children’s Culinary - I Biscotti della Nonna: children          pm - walk through the woods, 4 pm Marshlands
$9, Children (6-12) $5; directions: 995-4050. Show           Rosenkavalier Suite;” at Greenwich High School audito-      learn to make biscotti, for children 5 to 12, $30 members,      Conservancy, Route 1, Rye.
hours: 10 am-5 pm. For all other information, call 739-      rium, Hillside Road off U.S. 1, Greenwich, C.T.; 203-       $38 non-members; call 771-8700; Tuckahoe, N.Y.                       Nov. 15 – Muscoot Farm, Somers 864-7282 –
5408 or e-mail: Also, visit the        869-2664.                                                        Nov. 17 - Performing Arts Center - dancer/chore-           Muscoot Owl Prowl postponed from last weekend due to
Westchester Cat Show at               Nov. 23 - Westchester Choral Society - “A              ographer Carmen DeLavallade discusses life, career at           overcast skies and will be held Saturday, 11/15, 7:30 to 9
                                                             Celebration of Folk Songs” at 3 pm, arranged by             “Conversations on Creativity, Craft and Career” series, 7       pm; owls tend to be less active when the skies are cloudy.
                 ART AND CRAFTS                              Brahms, Bartok, Britten and Rutter, plus American           pm; Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase,          Muscoot directions: located on Route 100 in Somers and
    Nov. 23-Feb. 22 - Neuberger Museum of Art                favorites; at Rye Presbyterian Church, 882 Boston Post      251-6222.                                                       can be reached via I-684, exit 6. Go west on Route 35 to
Great Women Artists: Feminist Art from the Permanent         Road, Rye, tickets $25, $10 (students with ID), includes         Nov. 18 - The Women’s Enterprise Development               Route 100 and turn left; the farm is a mile and a half
Collection; 735 Anderson Hill Road (at Purchase              gala reception to meet the artists; www.westchester-        Center will offer a workshop, “Women & Money,” from             ahead on the right. The farm is accessible to the disabled
College), Purchase, N.Y.; 251-6100.                                                         9 to 11 am at 707 Westchester Ave., White Plains in the         with assistance.
    Thru Dec. 30 - Children’s Gallery in the                      December - Westchester Italian Cultural Center         lobby conference room; workshop is free, pre-registra-               Nov. 15 - Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary,
Theodore D. Young Community Center, “Love of                 - Metropolitan Opera Comes to WICC on 12/12, 2/6, 4/3       tion required; e-mail or call 948-        Playland Park, Rye; 967-8720 - It’s for the Birds:
Animals” exhibit, showcasing 17 paintings by 11-year-        and 6/5; 11/12 Wine Lecture and Tasting at 7 pm; 12/2       6098, ext. 13.                                                  Creating Backyard Feeders, 1 p.m.
old Greenville Elementary School student Daniel              Wine Dinner-Holliday Dinner, 7 pm; information, reser-           Nov. 1 - Sierra Club presents “Socially                         Nov. 15 - Trailside Nature Museum, Ward Pound
Arnold; meet the artist 11/15 from 1-3 pm; 32 Manhattan      vations call 771-8700, or programs          Responsible Investing,” presentation and discussion,            Ridge Reservation, Cross River; 864-7322 - Puppet
Ave., Greenburgh; information: 682-1574.           ; One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe.             7:30 pm, free; at Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore          Theatre: The Tortoise and the Hare, the Long Way, 1 pm
                                                                                                                         Rd., Scarsdale; 723-3470.                                       Nov. 19 - Hudson River Audubon Society of Westchester
               COLLEGE PROGRAMS                                                   FILM & PLAYS                                Nov. 20 - Postal Service will host eBay Seminar at         - Lenoir Nature Preserve, 19 Dudley Street Yonkers -
     Nov. 19, 22 & 23 - Westchester Community                     Nov. 20-Feb. 7 - Westchester Broadway Theatre          the White Plains YWCA on how to sell items on eBay, 10          Marine Mammals of Baja, Calif. with speaker Bernie
College - 11/19 WCC Italian Club presents “The Life &        presents “A Wonderful Life,” based on the Frank Capra       am to 12 pm; learn how to photograph and download pic-          Wides, a former naturalist on the Schooner Phoenix and
Operas of Giacomo Puccini,” lecture, 11:15 am, free, call    film that tells the story of a man who spends a lifetime    tures online, write effective descriptions of merchandise,      a docent in the Hall of Ocean Marine Life at the
606-6790; 11/22 WCC presents Moscow Ballet, 8 pm,            sacrificing for others and learns what life would be like   post items on eBay, set attractive starting bid prices, use     American Museum of Natural History; free and open to
tickets $20, $17, $12; call 606-6262; 11/23 Annual           had he never been born; call 492-2222 for tickets; 1        the “Buy It Now” option, sell items on eBay, ship items         the public; program begins 7:30 pm; refreshments pre-
President's Forum event, “Ruffles, Flourishes and            Broadway Plaza, Elmsford, N.Y.                              without leaving home; after registration admission is           cede the program at 7 p.m.; information: Michael
Challenges: Issues Facing the New President and                   Nov. 21 - Performing Arts Center - “The Iliad” on      free, refreshments; 515 North St., White Plains; further        Bochnik at 237-9331.
Congress,” panel discussion in the Academic Arts             stage at 8 pm; tickets 251-6200;; at     information and to reserve a seat, call 995-5972.                    Nov. 22 - Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll
Theatre, moderated by Lester M. Crystal, president,          Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase N.Y.           Nov. 24 - Safe on My Own program for children in           Garden presents Ikebana demonstration by Shoko
MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, 2:30 pm and conclude with                                                                    grades 3-5. Taught by Red Cross instructor, on safety           Iwata, 1:30-2:30 pm, free with paid admission to the
a wine and cheese reception at 4:30 pm; 75 Grasslands                  HEALTH PROGRAMS/SERVICES                          measures of what to do when home, alone; $30/resident;          Museum; 28 Deveau Rd, North Salem, N.Y.
Rd., Valhalla, N.Y.                                                Ongoing - Westchester Self-Help Clearinghouse,        $45/nonresident; call 381-7865 for further information.              Nov. 22 - Rye Historical Society - Rye Nature
                                                             a program of Westchester Jewish Community Services,                                                                         Center and the Square House present a program compar-
                 DANCE & MUSIC                               sponsors a new support group forming for Adult Chldren                       LIBRARY PROGRAMS                               ing the foods and cooking methods of Native Americans
     November - Tarrytown Music Hall - 11/15                 of Parents with Mental Illness; understanding the issues         November - M&M Productions Acting Company                  and the Colonists, 2:30-4:30 pm; discuss Native
Calexico with special guest The Bowerbirds, 8 pm; 11/16      faced as children and the impact on adult lives; group      - 11/22 “Fiction” at 2 pm at Irvington Public Library, 12       American sources of food, sample some native dishes,
The Westchester Symphonic Winds, 3 pm; 11/21                 meets the first Wednesday of the month, 7:30-9 pm at        S. Astor St., Irvington, 591-7840.                              make cranberry sauce to take home; contact RHS at 967-
Hoodwinked, 8 pm; 11/22 Michael Franks, 8pm; 11/23           New York Hospital (Conference Room B), White Plains;                                                                        7588 for information and reservations; $10 per person or
Casablanca, 7:30 pm; 11/28 Nick DiPaolo, 8pm;                information: Rosine at National Alliance of the Mentally                   NATURE PROGRAMS                                  $25 per family.
Community Events 11/21 Otherwise Known as Sheila             Ill at 592-5458.                                                 Nov. 15 - Cranberry Lake Preserve, North White
The Great, 10am; 13 Main St., Tarrytown; 877-840-                  Nov. 28 - Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Well          Plains 428-1005 - Fern-Imprint Workshop and Walk - 1                      SINGLES EVENTS/ PROGRAMS
0457.                                                        Spouse Friday Group, 1-3 pm, Bldg. 4; call Sue Kaufman      pm; Recommended for adults and mature children; bring                Nov. 30 - Single Gourmet-Metro NY - John
     Nov. 22 - Common Ground Coffeehouse - singer-           948-4778; Mamaroneck Rd., White Plains.                     a white shirt.                                                  Michael’s at Purdy’s Homestead, 12:45 pm social (cash
songwriter Chris Smither to appear, 7:30 pm; $25, $20;                                                                        Nov. 15 - Croton Point Nature Center, Croton               bar), 1:30 pm lunch; $51 includes three-course lunch
information, tickets: 779-5352; www.commonground-                 LECTURES/SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS                            Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson - 862-5297 - “Pruning              with soft drinks; 100 Titicus Rd, North Salem; (coming; at First Unitarian Society, Hastings-on-               Nov. 14 - Sarah Lawrence College - columnist Bob        the Point” Workshop 1 p.m.; work gloves and tools pro-          form the South, directly off 684 exit 7).
Hudson.                                                      Herbert of the New York Times will discuss post-election    vided.

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                                                                                                                                      Project Learning Tree Training
                                                                                                                                 for Teachers, Educators & Youth Leaders
                                                                                                                               The Rye Nature Center will host     package of this type and has been          tal educator for the New York City
                                                                                                                         a daylong session for educators on        used in thousands of classrooms            region.
                                                                                                                         Project Learning Tree (PLT) on            around the world. Learn more at                 The fee for this program is $10
                                                                                                                         Saturday, November 15, from 9 a.m.                       per person, which includes refresh-
                                                                                                                         to 4 p.m. PLT uses the forest as a             After attending the workshop,         ments, a light lunch and additional
                                                                                                                         “window” on the world to increase         teachers in all disciplines will be able   materials. School purchase orders
                                                                                                                         students' understanding of our envi-      to use these award-winning curricu-        (vouchers) are accepted. Participants
                                                                                                                         ronment; stimulate students’ critical     lar materials within their classes. PLT    should dress for out-of-doors activi-
                                                                                                                         and creative thinking; develop stu-       is for teachers of kindergarten            ty. The event will be held rain or
                                                                                                                         dents’ ability to make informed deci-     through grade 12 and other educators       shine. Pre-registration is required. To
                                                                                                                         sions on environmental issues; and        and youth leaders.                         register, call 914-967-5150 or e-mail
                                                                                                                         instill in students the commitment to          The workshop will be led by 
                                                                                                                         take responsible action on behalf of      Betsy Ukeritis of the N.Y. State
                                                                                                                         the environment.                          Department of Environmental
                                                                                                                               PLT was the seminal curriculum      Conservation, who is an environmen-

                                                                                                                                                     Green Acres Garden Club
                                                                                                                              On December 3, the Green Acres Garden Club will hold their annual Holiday Workshop and luncheon meeting at
                                                                                                                         10 a.m. in the Hergenhan Center. All are welcome.
                                                                                                                              For additional information, call Judy Early at 914- 273-2148, or Joanne Henderson at 914-273-9736.
            Westchester’s Finest Weekly Newspapers

      Christina Dochtermann Joins Realty Office                                                                                   CDA Approves Alexander Street Plan
     Christina Dochtermann has
joined as a licensed real estate sales-
                                          president of the West Patent
                                          Elementary        School      Parent
                                                                                     Occasion Club and Lunch & Learn.
                                                                                          Dochtermann was raised in                        Headed to Council for Final Approval
person in Houlihan Lawrence’s             Association and is active on the           Grosse Pointe, Mich. and received a
Bedford office.                           Bedford Central School District            Bachelor of Communications, with
     A dedicated volunteer and active     President’s Council and Wellness           an emphasis in organizational com-
member in her community,                  Committee. In addition, she devotes        munication and marketing, from
Dochtermann has been a member of          volunteer efforts benefiting Northern      Michigan State University in 1991.
the Junior League of Northern             Westchester Hospital through her           She is an avid equestrian and current-
Westchester for over 12 years, and        participation on the Auxiliary Board       ly resides in Bedford Hills with her
served as president from 2006-2007.       & Foundation with active leadership        husband and two sons.
She is the current 2008-2010 co-          roles with the NWH Special

       Blythedale Children’s Hospital Welcomes
               Girl Scouts for Workshop
     Some 100 Girl Scouts from            from Chappaqua Troop 2746, who             Girl Scout badge. The purpose of the
Westchester and Putnam counties           designed and created a new Girl            badge is to provide scouts with a bet-
took part in a workshop at Blythedale     Scout badge called “Challenges to          ter understanding of how people face
to educate the scouts on the physical     Opportunities.”                            disabilities and to discover exciting
and mental challenges of people with           Girls from Chappaqua Troop            opportunities to connect with and
disabilities on November 4. Physical,     2746 have been volunteering at             help them.                                            Yonkers CDA's rendering of its transit-oriented option for Alexander Street
occupational and speech therapists        Blythedale since 2001 and have cre-
were on hand, as well as Girl Scouts      ated and designed the new national
                                                                                                                                By Liz Ehrlich                                           property owner on Alexander Street, currently owns 16
                                                                                                                                     Another crucial undertaking in the redevelopment    of the 56 corridor acres and has already spent $30 mil-

                        Bedford Chamber Concerts                                                                                of downtown Yonkers continues to move forward. As
                                                                                                                                the $1.6 billion Struever Fidelco Cappelli plan heads
                                                                                                                                                                                         lion to turn this once-contaminated industrial area into
                                                                                                                                                                                         useable property.
                                                                                                                                towards the final stages of City Council approval, the        HFAH has proposed its own conceptual design for
                       ‘Grand Tour’ Performs Greats                                                                             redevelopment of the Alexander Street Corridor has       the area — named Point Street Landing — which
                                                                                                                                also progressed.                                         includes a mixed use of commercial, retail and resi-
                      of 18th- and 19th-Century Paris                                                                                Last week, the Yonkers Community Development
                                                                                                                                Agency (CDA) unanimously voted in favor of adopt-
                                                                                                                                                                                         dential property, as well as open spaces and a marina.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Although the HFAH has shared its plans with the
     On Wednesday, November 19, at        Harpsichord" by Time Magazine, will         than this. One would be hard pressed      ing the Final Generic Environmental Impact Statement     CDA, it has not formally submitted Point Street
8 p.m., Bedford Chamber Concerts          perform on piano and harpsichord            to get such virtuosos in an intimate      for the Alexander Street Master Plan.                    Landing proposals to the city; instead, it awaits the
brings Lincoln Center - performance       supported by performers of the              setting in New York City.”                     The proposed master plan for the Alexander Street   City Council’s pending approval of the CDA’s master
standards to Bedford as the second        Bedford Chamber Ensemble, includ-                The concert will take place in the   Corridor — 56 acres of usable industrial property        plan.
concert of their “Grand Tour” season      ing soloist James Wilson on cello.          Fellowship Hall of St. Matthew’s          located directly on the Hudson River, north of Larkin         If and when the city signs off on the CDA’s pro-
offers highlights from 18th- and 19th-           “The Bedford Chamber concerts        Church, located on 382 Cantitoe St.       Plaza — calls for a mix of 18 buildings, varying in      posal, a compromise must be reached between the city
century Paris with compositions by        are sensational,” Katherine Bang of         in Bedford. Refreshments will be          height from 12 to 30 stories and including low-rise      and HFAH to determine a final plan for this next piece
Rameau, Saint-Saëns and Franck.           Bedford Hills, past attendee, said, “It     served during intermission and are        townhouses that will provide 3,752 new housing units     of riverfront property, which is crucial to the future of
     Renowned musician, conductor         is chamber music at the highest qual-       included in the $35 ticket price. For     for more than 7,000 new residents, as well as 210,000    Yonkers.
and composer Anthony Newman,              ity, live, in a wonderful acoustic envi-    ticket reservations, call 914-234-        square feet of retail shops and 213,500 feet of office
dubbed "the High Priest of the            ronment. It really doesn’t get better       9636.
                                                                                                                                space. The CDA also hopes to build a waterfront
                                                                                                                                esplanade and 13 new acres of parkland in the area.
                                                                                                                                     The proposed plan will next make its way to the
                                                                                                                                Planning Board and then on to the City Council for
                                                                                                                                final approval.
                                                                                                                                     One obstacle that looms ahead for the proposal,
                                                                                                                                however, is the consensus that must be reached
                                                                                                                                between the city’s plan for Alexander Street (the
                                                                                                                                CDA’s master plan) and the plans that landowners
                                                                                                                                along the corridor have for their own properties.
                                                                                                                                Homes for America Holdings, Inc. (HFAH), the largest
                                               FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2008 - WESTCHESTER’S MOST INFLUENTIAL NEWSPAPERS - PAGE 11

                                                                             See & Be Scene
   Neuberger Museum of Art Holds Fall Gala                                                                                            Music Conservatory of Westchester
    Honoring 105-Year-Old Roy Neuberger                                                                                                Welcomes New Staff and Faculty
                                                                                                                           The Music Conserv-
                                                                                                                      atory of Westchester, a
                                                                                                                      nonprofit      community
                                                                                                                      school of the arts, has
                                                                                                                      appointed           Sarah
                                                                                                                      Wetherbee as assistant
                                                                                                                      dean of students and fac-
                                                                                                                      ulty and Carol Nordgren
                                                                                                                      as grants manager. Eight
                                                                                                                      new faculty members
                                                                                                                      were also added to the
                                                                                                                      conservatory’s roster of
                                                                                                                      highly qualified, experi-
                                                                                                                      enced teachers.
                                                                                                                           Wetherbee comes to
                                                                                                                      the conservatory from
                                                                                                                      Washington, D.C., where
                                                                                                                      she was a performer, edu-
                                                                                                                      cator and administrator.
                                                                                                                      She has taught at the
                                                                                                                      Levine School of Music,
                                                                                                                      the Capitol Hill Arts
                                                                                                                      Workshop, Gettysburg
                                                                                                                                                            Sarah Wetherbee                                     Carol Nordgren
                                                                                                                      College and Frederick
                                                                                                                      Community        College.
                                                                                                                      Wetherbee received her B.M. from exhibitions at the Washington                    Bedford), musical theatre; Suzi
                                                                                                                      the Curtis Institute of Music and a Women’s Art Center. Nordgren                  Myers (of Millwood), musical the-
 Marilyn and Hugh Price of New Rochelle,                      The Neuberger family includes Roy R.                    D.M.A.       from    the    Peabody resides in Golden’s Bridge, N.Y.,             atre; Rachel Petite (of Bronxville),
co-chairs of "The Passionate Collector" gala                     Neuberger (seated), and Helen                        Conservatory of Johns Hopkins with her husband, Russell Gordon,                   violin; Johanna Rose (of Tarrytown),
                                                                      and Jim Neuberger.                              University in 2002. She resides in and their daughter, Elyse, who                 theory; and Mary Stephenson (of
                                                                                                                      Sleepy Hollow.                         recently graduated from Macalester         New York, N.Y.), violin.
     The Neuberger Museum of Art’s fall gala, “The       Collector” were Jane and Donald Cecil, Helen Stambler             Prior to her appointment as College.                                              The Music Conservatory of
Passionate Collector,” celebrated the legacy of Roy R.   Neuberger and Jim Neuberger and Marilyn and Hugh             grants manager at the conservatory,        The conservatory’s newest fac-         Westchester is located at 216 Central
Neuberger and the passionate collecting of Carol and     Price.                                                       Nordgren was the program director ulty members include Arina                      Ave. in White Plains, N.Y.
Arthur Goldberg, on November 1, at the Neuberger              The gala features “passionate performances” of          for Silvermine Guild Arts Center in Baranove (of New York, N.Y.), music           Registration is always open and
Museum of Art, located on the campus of Purchase         Latin music and dance, with special emphasis on the          New Canaan, Conn., one of the old- skills/theory; Thomas Flippin (of              financial assistance is available for
College, with the proceeds providing essential support   tango, a fascinating dance in which the partners appear to   est artist communities in the United Ridgefield, Conn.), guitar; Angela           qualifying students. For more infor-
for the museum’s exhibitions and educational programs.   walk to the music, ankles and knees brushing, reflecting     States. An independent visual artist, Jamieson (of New York, N.Y.), musi-         mation, call 914-761-3900 or visit
     Among the socialites and well-known artists in      the sensuality and rhythm of the dance. The museum is        she was also formerly the director of cal theatre; Betsy Marrion (of    
attendance were: Fred Wilson (MacArthur Foundation       named after financier and founding patron Roy R.
Genius Award recipient), Emily Eveleth, Ginger           Neuberger, about to celebrate his 105th birthday. His
McKnight and Kevin Chavers, Ronnie and Samuel
Heyman, Penn Young, Arthur Simms and many others on
                                                         extensive art collection forms the core of the museum’s
                                                         permanent collection, containing primary examples of
                                                                                                                                                Don’t Miss the Family Fun!
the Honorary Committee list who honored Neuberger        the movements and individuals who shaped modern art.              Westchester Arts Council Presents Free Arts Day in Westchester
and the Goldbergs. Co-chairs of “The Passionate               The museum opened in 1974.
                                                                                                                           Take the whole family on a free      Westchester Arts Council’s eighth       ums, arts centers and historical sites
                                                                                                                      arts adventure on Sunday, December        annual Free Arts Day. This one-day-     while hosting music and dance per-
                                                                                                                      7. Arts lovers of all ages will be wel-   only event features Westchester’s       formances, storytelling performances
                                   Visit us online at                                                                 comed by open doors at cultural sites
                                                                                                                      throughout the county on the
                                                                                                                                                                finest arts organizations, which will
                                                                                                                                                                offer free admissions to their muse-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        and workshops for every taste.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Free Arts Day gives participat-                                                                                                                                                                           ing organizations the opportunity to
                                                                                                                                                                                                        give back to their communities with
                                                                                                                                                                                                        the gift of art during this unforget-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        table day of free arts events. Arts
                                                                                                                                                                                                        lovers from all corners of the county
                                                                                                                                                                                                        can find something to do close to
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Free Arts Day is coordinated by
                                                                                                                                                                                                        the Westchester Arts Council and
                                                                                                                                                                                                        sponsored by Target, ConEd and
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Starwood. For more information, call
                                                                                                                                                                                                        the Arts Council at 914-428-4220 or


Italians’ Protest                                                                                                                                                          the considerable environmental impacts affecting the entire region:
                                                                                                                                                                              Elevation – Andretta Formicoso is 3,000 feet above sea level, which would
Continued from Page 1                                                                                                                                                      make it the highest landfill in Europe and would endanger water sources that
                                                                                                                                                                           lie beneath it.
      According to White Plains resident and Andrettese Club member                                                                                                           Water pollution – water from the Campania region (which Mastrogiacomo
Giovanni Mastrogiacomo, 32, when Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi                                                                                                  likens to our Westchester) serves as the drinking source for residents and
was campaigning for re-election earlier this year, his platform included a                                                                                                 wildlife, and is used to irrigate the farmlands;
promise to solve the garbage crisis that has plagued Italy, particularly the city                                                                                             Destruction of open space;
of Naples and its surrounding communities.                                                                                                                                   Air quality;
      “There are already other landfills within a 30-minute drive from Andretta,                                                                                              Noise quality;
and the closest resident to Formicoso is less than 500 feet. Berlusconi said he                                                                                               Endangerment to the area’s wildlife refuge;
would clean up the garbage problems if elected, but the solution of creating                                                                                                  Migration of birds; and
mega-landfills wherever the government sees fit is not the right approach,”                                                                                                   Formicoso is Europe's largest windmill energy source.
Mastrogiacomo said. “They are basically looking for rural areas — farmlands                                                                                                      Geotechnical tests currently underway at Formicoso will determine if the
near small towns like Andretta — taking over the land and plopping hazardous                                                                                               landfill will be allowed to be built. “Reports have confirmed that water has
landfills there. It’s just not right.”                                                                                                                                     been found at several of the testing sites — water that might save the area,”
      According to published reports, the waste problem became so bad in                                                                                                   Mastrogiacomo said. “It will be hard for the Italian government to cover up the
Naples that for the greater part of 2008, garbage collectors stopped making            Members of the Andrettese community staged a protest last                           fact that this area of the Campania feeds water to most of the farmland and pro-
their pickups. With the Columbus Day protest, the public outcry against                 month during the Columbus Day parade in New York City.                             vides drinking water to the inhabitants and farm animals. How could they
Berlusconi’s solutions, which include the installation of new incinerators and                                                                                             throw a landfill near such a precious resource as water?”
landfills, has now been made known across two continents.                                                                                                                        Formicoso Worldwide is now drafting a letter to Berlusconi, his cabinet
      “We showed that even though we are over 3,000 miles away, we can still          accomplish from so far away?’ But it’s not about that,” Mastrogiacomo said.          members, senators and ministers in the Italian government, the European
support our town, our family and our friends,” who, Mastrogiacomo said, have          “It’s about knowing in your heart that you care enough about your heritage and       Council, the European Commission and the Italian Consulates. Signed peti-
been fighting the issue on a daily basis near the landfill site throughout the past   your culture, that you want to give back and help. Our protest was primarily         tions will accompany the letter, which will also be sent to more than 1,000
several months. The situation has escalated to the point in which the Italian         meant to show that we are united and supportive of our roots in Andretta,”           Andrettese around the world. Even though Berlusconi owns most of the Italian
military has installed a presence there.                                              Mastrogiacomo said.                                                                  TV stations and newspapers, Formicoso Worldwide will send their letter and
      Through donations, members of Andrettese community participated in the                More than a month has passed since the protest, and Formicoso                  petition to the Italian news media.
holiday protest after receiving a tip from parade organizers that Berlusconi          Worldwide members meet on a regular basis to discuss the next steps in the                 Anyone interested in assisting in Formicoso Worldwide’s efforts can visit
would be seated with Mayor Bloomberg and other officials at the parade                fight to help their beautiful Andretta stay that way. While it’s true that many      the group’s online forum at The
grandstand at the corner of 69th Street and Fifth Avenue, where the protestors        are worried that the landfill will change the beauty of the Italian countryside,     site includes information regarding the latest news abroad as well as the coor-
donned green “Stop La Discarica [Italian for landfill] Formicoso” t-shirts and        the Andrettese Club’s cause goes far beyond aesthetics.                              dinated efforts here in Harrison. Visitors can also watch videos and view pho-
held banners while awaiting the president’s arrival. Much to their dismay, how-              “We basically want to become another thorn in Berlusconi’s side,”             tos from the protests and demonstrations happening in Italy, as well as read
ever, Berlusconi had attended meetings with President George Bush and Vice            Mastrogiacomo said. “We have been reaching out to various politicians here in        articles from various Italian Web sites covering the story on a daily basis.
President Dick Cheney the night before and was unable to attend the parade.           New York state and on a federal level as well, making them aware of the situ-              The group also accepts donations. “Creating banners, ads and renting
Still, the effort was not in vain. Despite the fact that Berlusconi was a no-show,    ation in Italy in the hope that they would back our cause. But we are not doing      buses to transport our group all costs money, so every little bit helps,”
the Andrettese Club considers the protest a victory.                                  this just because it’s where we’re from.”                                            Mastrogiacomo said. For more about the Comunita’ Andrettese Club, visit
      “There are some who ask, ‘What can we do from here? What will we                      In fact, the biggest argument made by opponents of the landfill involves

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                                                                                                                                        We Disagree with Phil Reisman ... Maybe
                                                                                                                                       Journal News columnist Phil          in Westchester, with 223,309            tion of Westchester that may not be
                                                                                                                                  Reisman’s recent column suggested         Democrats to 135,285 Republicans.       overturned for a generation. High-
                                                                                                                                  that County Executive Andy Spano          Even if you add in the registered       caliber Republicans like Liz Feld
                                                                                                                                  faces an uphill re-election bid next      Independents,       (16,525)     and    got clobbered last week, with other
                                                                                                                                  year if he decides to run. Reisman        Conservatives (8709), there is little   promising candidates like Rob Biagi
                                                                                                                                  suggested that Westchester voters         hope for a Republican to win, even      also getting crushed.
                                                                                                                                  next year might be willing to vote        if he or she has the Independent and          The only way for Reisman to be
                                                                                                                                  for change by electing a Republican       Conservative party lines.               correct in his analysis is if
                                                                                                                                  like Rob Astorino, over Spano, to              Second is that the dean of         Democrats refuse to gauge the pub-
                                                                                                                                  lead the county.                          Westchester politics has been able,     lic’s outrage in skyrocketing proper-
                                                                                                                                       While Westchester voters, like       in the past, to take the pulse of the   ty taxes, and the economic down-
                                                                                                                                  millions of Americans on Election         county and tailor his campaigns to      turn. Democrats now control all
                                                                                                                                  Day, voted for change by electing         meet the voters’ desires. Look for      parts of government, in the county,
                                                                                                                                  Barack Obama as our next presi-           the county executive to come up         state and federal levels. They must
                                                                                                                                  dent, electing Astorino over Spano        with a budget next week that holds      act as fiscal Conservatives in this
                                                                                                                                  next year is another matter com-          the line on taxes, in preparation for   time of turmoil, something they
                                                                                                                                  pletely.                                  another run for county executive in     might not be willing to do.
                                                                                                                                       First, Phil, let us remind you of    2009.                                         Local budgets are slowly com-
                                                                                                                                  the      overwhelming         majority         Third, several local races this    ing out in Westchester, and in
                                                                                                                                  Democrats now have in enrollment          year point to a Democratic domina-                      Continued on Page 5


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