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Vol. V No. XXI Thursday, May 26, 2011
Westchester’s Most Influential Weekly
Westchester County Memorial Day
Executive Eye on Theatre
‘Pee Wee Herman’ Movie Reviews
Fooled Us All Harmless Error
Ray Charles Live in
By Sam Zherka, Page 13 GOP Nixes Allegations
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Memorial day .........................................................................2
Community Section...................................................................4 Gone, and Largely Forgotten: The Demeaning
eye On Theatre .......................................................................4
community..............................................................................6 of Memorial Day
Northern Westechester............................................................6 By ROBERT SCOTT
ed Koch Movie reviews.........................................................6 Memorial day, a holiday By the civil War’s end, hardly an american
with its roots deep in the civil family had not been touched by its appalling
show Prep ................................................................................8 War, will be observed this year on Monday, death toll. about 6 percent of white males of
spoof ........................................................................................8 May 30. For more than a century, May 30 was military age in the North and about 18 percent
the traditional date of this solemn holiday. of their southern counterparts died in the war.
sports .......................................................................................8 ever since 1971, however, in a concession Virulent infectious diseases--typhoid fever,
Truth and Justice......................................................................9 to expediency and a rebuke to tradition, with dysentery and pneumonia--killed more than
the uniform holidays act congress shifted twice as many soldiers as died in battle.
Music .....................................................................................10 Memorial day to the last Monday in May. The death on such a grand scale cried out for
Economics Section ............................................................10 holiday can now fall on any of the eight days meaning and emotional justification. Well
between May 24 and May 31. Continued on page 3
Finance...................................................................................12 To many americans, Memorial day is no
Government Section ...............................................................14 longer a day of remembrance. Instead, it’s just
another three-day weekend holiday--an occa-
Government...........................................................................14 sion for barbecues, picnics and shopping mall “WVOX and WVIP
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OpEd Section...........................................................................21 Lest We Forget community radio
some 620,000 soldiers died in the civil
Legal Notices ............................................................................23 War, 60 percent on the union side and 40 stations in America…”
percent on the confederate side, making it the -The Wall Street Journal
bloodiest event in u.s. history, and exceeding
by more than 50 percent the military deaths in
World War II. up until the Korean War, the
death toll of the civil War nearly equaled the
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Gone, and Largely Forgotten: The Demeaning of When was the last time
Continued from page 2
before the war ended, women on both
day. supporters of its claim assert that
earlier observances at other locations were
you dealt with
sides had begun rituals of remembrance
with processions to local cemeteries,
where they decorated the graves of civil
either informal, not community-wide or
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just in time for that year’s celebration,
War veterans. Thus was born the national President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a
holiday of decoration day that would presidential proclamation recognizing
later be called Memorial day. Waterloo as the birthplace of the holiday.
The Holiday’s Origins In the summer of 1865, henry c.
Welles, a Waterloo druggist, suggested
In 1866, veterans who had served in
that the civil War dead in local ceme-
the union army formed an organization
teries should be remembered by placing
called the Grand army of the republic
flowers on their graves. Nothing came
(Gar). The following year, Gen. John
of this until the following spring, when
a. “Black Jack” Logan was elected its
he brought his idea to former civil War
national commander. For many years
General and seneca county clerk John
to come, the Gar would be a major
national political force, with membership
Waterloo’s flags were lowered to
approaching a half-million in the 1890s.
half-staff, and draped with evergreens
Its final encampment was held on august
and black mourning ribbons on May 5,
31, 1949, with six of the 19 living union
1866. Local civic societies and residents
army veterans in attendance. The Gar
marched to the village’s three cemeteries,
disbanded in 1956, after the death of
where ceremonies were held and the
albert Woolson, the last surviving veteran
graves were decorated. In 1868, Waterloo
at age 107.
joined other communities in holding their
On May 5, 1868, General Logan
decoration day observance on May 30,
proclaimed decoration day as a holiday
as the Gar’s General Logan had urged.
and set the first official observance for
despite New York’s claim, the tiny
May 30, closing his General Oder No. 11
central-Pennsylvania hamlet of Boalsburg
to the Gar “with the hope that it will be
insists the custom of honoring civil War
kept up from year to year.” celebrated for
dead began there in 1864. On a pleasant
the first time on May 30 of 1868, the date
October sunday that year, a teenage girl
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named emma hunter brought flowers to
versary of a specific battle.
the Zion Lutheran church’s cemetery to
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place on the grave of her father, a surgeon
since claimed to be the birthplace of the
in the union army. Nearby, elizabeth
holiday. evidence also supports the claim
Meyer was placing flowers on the grave of
that southern women were decorating
her son, Pvt. amos Meyer, who had died
graves of their war dead even before the
on the final day of battle at Gettysburg.
end of hostilities. On april 25, 1866, in
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Gone, and Largely Forgotten: The Demeaning of Memorial Day On May 30 at arlington National
cemetery, President Obama will attend
Continued from page 3 May, Washington’s Birthday was moved Italy during World War II, introduced a bill solemn ceremonies to honor and remember
other dates, including the birthdays of Gen. from February 22 to the third Monday in the senate to restore the Memorial day the dead. To mark Memorial day at the
robert e. Lee, January 29, and confederate in February (and celebrated as Presidents holiday to its original date, May 30. his bill Fredericksburg National cemetery in
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PresidentHURSDAYdavis, June 3. Michigan day), and columbus day was changed and subsequent bills introduced by him at Virginia, Boy scouts and Girl scouts will
made decoration day an official state from October 12 to the second Monday in each session of congress have been allowed place candles (called “luminaria”) at each of
holiday in 1871. By 1890, every other October. to die in committee. the more than 15,300 graves of civil War
northern state had done the same. Formerly called armistice day, Veterans regrettably, the number of communi- soldiers buried there. similarly, the 3,553
The alternative name of the holiday, day was also shifted from November 11 ties that celebrate Memorial day in the graves at the Fredericksburg confederate
Memorial day, was first used in 1882, but (the date hostilities of World War I ended old-fashioned way with parades, graveside cemetery will also be illuminated.
failed to gain wide acceptance until after in 1918) to the fourth Monday of October. ceremonies and decorations grows smaller sadly, Memorial day is today but a
World War II. It became the official name seven years later, this holiday was moved each year. Manhattan’s traditional parade up shadow of its former self.
of the holiday in 1967. The following year, back to November 11 because many other Fifth avenue and the Bronx parade on the Robert Scott, a former book publisher, is the
congress made wholesale changes in four nations continued to celebrate the original Grand concourse are no more, although author of Office at Home, a best-selling title
holidays to take effect at the federal level date. the Brooklyn and Little Neck-douglaston that rode the first wave of the work-at-home
in 1971. In addition to shifting Memorial In 1999, sen. daniel K. Inouye communities still host large parades on revolution. Now out of print, it is available in
day from May 30 to the last Monday in (d-hawaii), who lost an arm fighting in Long Island. local libraries.
In the other four scenes
we get him, respectively,
with his best friend Melvin,
an experienced and sardonic
By JOHN SIMON father; an ex-girlfriend, Tara,
When Jonathan Marc Women and Wallace, It augured a fine career still a sharp-tongued friend;
sherman was a very young for him, and a career of sorts there has another best friend, chester,
fellow back in 1988 he been. his various other plays have been an infantile pothead; and his
wrote a delightful play called mounted in good theaters in respectable scientist father, raymond,
against whom he bears a
grudge for not having been
Mission Statement loving enough. There is
e Westchester Guardian is a weekly newspaper devot- productions, but none of them equaled, mention of a dead mother,
ed to the unbiased reporting of events and developments let alone surpassed, that teen-age effort. as in other sherman plays.
that are newsworthy and signi cant to readers living in, so now we have Knickerbocker by the Jerry has a a pleasant job with the
and/or employed in, Westchester County. e Guardian Public LaB, the experimental branch of Guinness Book of records and is an
will strive to report fairly, and objectively, reliable informa- the Public Theater. It is an 85-minute expert on trivia, which may fit in with his
tion without favor or compromise. Our rst duty will be intermissionless comedy that has nothing rather childish nature, It elicits Melvin’s,
to the PEOPLE’S RIGHT TO KNOW, by the exposure much “fresh, raw and relevant” about “It is really hard to pull off the ‘hey, I’m
of truth, without fear or hesitation, no matter where the
pursuit may lead, in the nest tradition of FREEDOM OF
it, which is the LaB’s mandate. It is the baby!’ thing when there’s an actual
THE PRESS. routine, sporadically droll, but ultimately baby wearing diapers staring back at you.”
e Guardian will cover news and events relevant to lackluster stuff, clearly a piece of auto- and father raymond dashes his son’s
residents and businesses all over Westchester County. As a biography concerning a not so young hope to graduate from therapy with ‘You
weekly, rather than focusing on the immediacy of delivery couple expecting their first offspring, with don’t graduate from therapy. You leave
more associated with daily journals, we will instead seek to the fortyish husband in a dither about them or they die.” This is as funny as it is
provide the broader, more comprehensive, chronological step-by-step ac- fatherhood. ungrammatical.
counting of events, enlightened with analysis, where appropriate. something sherman manifestly a problem with Knickerbocker (also the
From amongst journalism’s classic key-words: who, what, when, where, had to get off his chest, this, but hardly term for an inveterate New Yorker) may be
why, and how, the why and how will drive our pursuit. We will use our more
abundant time, and our resources, to get past the initial ‘spin’ and ‘damage
something the rest of us had to shoulder. that very nearly the entire action, or inac-
control’ o en characteristic of immediate news releases, to reach the very It all takes place in a booth of the tion, is confined to that restaurant booth,
heart of the matter: the truth. We will take our readers to a point of under- Knickerbocker restaurant, not far from however well designed by Peter Ksander.
standing and insight which cannot be obtained elsewhere. the Public, where Jerry is sweating out This also limits what the able director,
To succeed, we must recognize from the outset that bigger is not neces- impending paternity. We see him with his Pippin Parker, can do, although there are
sarily better. And, furthermore, we will acknowledge that we cannot be all more mature wife, Pauline, in successive some lively projections on the back wall by
things to all readers. We must carefully balance the presentation of relevant, stages of pregnancy, from unnoticeable to shawn duan, which, however, achieve
hard-hitting, Westchester news and commentary, with features and columns gibbous, in three scenes, the third ending little beyond being distracting.
useful in daily living and employment in, and around, the county. We must the play on the eve of parturition. Continued on page 5
stay trim and exible if we are to succeed.
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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
EYEONTHEATRE—Trio Triste rob Bissinger’s sets are on the meager
side, although the pig in Pig heaven’s
neon sign sprouts a halo in one
bacchanalian moment. a. c.
ciulla’s dances are only sedu-
lously serviceable, but William
Ivy Long’s costumes, the
production’s chief expenditure,
are worth whatever they may
The performances are
adequate, with Jenn colella’s
chicky my favorite, followed
closely by Leslie Jordan’s Big
al, as funny as the text will
allow, and especially amusing
Continued from page 4 when side by side with the
Working gallantly is an able cast, huge Varla Jean Merman, a pretty good
headed by alexander chaplin ( Jerry), female impersonator. Kyle dean Massey
Mia Barron (Pauline) and Bob dishy is a personable Billie ray. The show has a
(raymond). staunch support comes from first act likable enough in its simplistic way,
christine Kirk, (Tara, but couldn’t she be
more attractive?), Zak Orth (chester) and
Ben shenkman (Melvin). a waiter, played
by drew Madland, gets only a couple of
filler lines; a more responsible playwright
would have given him at least one good
The musical Lucky Guy must also
be autobiographical. With book, music,
lyrics and direction by Willard Beckham,
from hominy, Oklahoma, it concerns a
rube, Billy ray Jackson, from hominy, but the second act is what grits your teeth.
Oklahoma, who wins a songwriting contest I refuse to honor The Sphinx Winx with
with a song titled “Lucky Guy,” and comes more than one paragraph. a supposedly
to Nashville to make it as country western parodic version of the caesar-cleopatra-
songwriter. antony story, it is about as funny as a
he falls in with the diminutive car toothache. Writing, directing, acting and
dealer Big al Wright (used cars of the design would not do credit to a lowly high
stars), and his cousin G.c. Wright, who school, and as for the songs (the show
owns Wright Track records. thinks it is a musical), even a hurdy-gurdy
Other characters are Wanda clark, would be too good for them. If I may be
the record company’s spunky secretary; permitted to sink to the show’s level, I
her best friend, the beautician chicky would affirm that the sphinx stinx.
Lay, who is G.c.’s gal; and the diva of the
Grand Ole Opry, Miss Jeannie Jeannine, John Simon has written for over 50 years
played by a drag queen who goes by he on theatre, film, literature, music and fine
name Varla Jean Merman. There is a ubiq- arts for the Hudson Review, New Leader,
uitous male song-and-dance quartet, the New Criterion, National Review,New York
Buckaroos, who pop up everywhere, as Magazine, Opera News, Weekly Standard,
Indians, girl singers, and whatnot. Broadway.com and Bloomberg News; reviews
Billy ray falls for Wanda and she books for the New York Times Book Review
for him, but there is trouble when Miss and Washington Post; and has written profiles
Jaennie starts romancing him, and he for Vogue, Town and Country, Departures
doesn’t even notice her gender. The humor and Connoisseur and produced 17 books of
is of the variety of chicky’s question, when collected writings. Mr. Simon holds a PhD
told that Billy ray was from hominy, from Harvard University in Comparative
“Is that somewhere near Grits?” also of Literature and has taught at MIT, Harvard
the Buckaroos, when garbed as Indians, University, Bard College and Marymount
wearing their feathers in a Mohawk. Manhattan College.
The songs are mediocre, except for To learn more, visit the JohnSimon-
the title song, which is mediocre to fair. Uncensored.com website.
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the ecosystem at Mount Kisco’s Leonard The Westchester county Federation
News & Notes from Northern Westchester Park.
don’t forget to stop by clearwater’s
Great hudson river revival, Music &
of Women’s clubs has named Food
Bank for Westchester executive director
christina rohatynskyj as Woman of the
By MARK JEFFERS environmental Festival on June 18 and 19 Year. Great job christina!
One of my favorite new Mary & david Boies emergency at croton Point Park, call 845-418-3596 Turning to the world of sports…
events, the annual department at the hospital. for more information. In girls softball…led by Nicole
Katonah Firemen’s The Pound ridge Partnership is a and if you like to laugh, try out the Pineda’s two doubles and two rBI’s, rye
carnival, is set for brand new organization aimed at helping schoolhouse Theater in croton Falls as Neck beat Fox Lane 3-2.
June 8th. as always, to beautify the area. We wish them good they present Neil simon’s “Laughter on Our friends over at Grand Prix NY in
the carnival is kicked off with the grand luck as they launch on sunday, the 23rd Floor” through June 5. For details Mount Kisco are holding Youth Novice
parade of fire trucks and local companies June 5… call 914-277-8477. Two day school for kids ages 8-16 on
marching in step and showing off their as the classic TV spy spoof show “Get congratulations to the Jacob Burns May 28th & 29th. For more info or to sign
shiny engines. I wished my car looked smart” might say, “No cone of silence Film center in Pleasantville as they cele- up call 914-358-3613.
that nice…The carnival runs through needed here,” as the Boys and Girls brate their tenth anniversary. It’s a great If you have an event or story you
saturday June 11th. club of Northern Westchester holds its place to see films and hear guests speak would like to see in this column, please
and speaking of parades, american humanitarian award dinner honoring about their movies. email me at mailto:marsar@optonline.
Legion Post 136 of Mount Kisco will holly and david singer on saturday June here’s one for all you photography net
conduct its annual parade honoring 4th, with a special appearance by “agent fans out there, “Land used: Photographs I hope everyone had a safe and fun
Memorial day on May 30th starting at 99” Barbara Feldon, and “would you of america and abroad,” area photog- filled prom season; I know my beautiful
10am. believe” Billy Baldwin as the auctioneer. rapher Benjamin Grinnell looks at the daughter certainly did…and good luck
It’s party time at the Westchester For details, call 914-666-8069. relationship between the built and natural to all our sports teams as they head into
pools…The county has announced that “double solitaire,” sounds like a cool environments. The exhibit is at Gallery sectional playoffs.
it’s offering birthday parties at saxon card game, but is actually the latest exhibit in the Park in cross river, call 914-864- Mark Jeffers successfully launched MAR$AR
Woods Pool in White Plains, The Brook at the Katonah Museum of art. The 7317 for information. Sports & Entertainment LLC in 2008.
in Yonkers and Wilson’s Wave pools in “double solitaire: The surreal Worlds of The awaken Wellness Fair is heading He is also a local host and producer of the
Mount Vernon. call saxon Woods Pool Kay sage and Yves Tanguy” runs June 5 - to college…suNY Purchase to be Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, a member of
at 914-995-4480 for more information. september 18th. exact…the popular body-mind-spirit the National Writers Union, Sports Video
Good luck to our friends at the Three cheers for the Fox Lane Middle wellness fair will be held at the Phys ed Group, and co-host of the bi-weekly sports
Northern Westchester hospital as they school teachers, students and parents as building on campus on June 5, noon to radio program, “The Clubhouse.”
have announced the opening of the they planted 114 trees and shrubs helping 5pm. I feel better just writing about it…
Ed Koch Movie Reviews
By Edward I. Koch
“Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and regarding the slayings. according to film
harper’s 99-year-old sister, alice, who will recall his remarkable child, scout,
‘To Kill a Mockingbird’” still practices law, harper and Truman who had adult insights on the human
This remarkable documentary is later had a falling out because he was condition, particularly the oppression of
devoted to the Pulitzer Prize novel, “To envious of her success. however, capote blacks.
Kill a Mockingbird,” written by harper wrote to his friends in New York city harper willingly gave interviews after
Lee. It is used as a primer in many schools, asking that they look after harper when the publication of her book. she stopped
and over 50 million copies have been sold she moved there. They did indeed and doing so at a later date conveying she did
since its publication in 1960. gave her enough money allowing her to not think she had been treated well by
harper was born in Monroeville, quit her job at an airline and write her the media. she also declined to be inter-
alabama. For a time, Truman capote book. viewed for this documentary.
lived there as well, and they became child- hand in hand with the triumph of “hey, Boo” is one of the best docu-
hood friends. after writing her book, Lee her book was the movie of the same name mentaries I have seen in many years.
went to Kansas with capote where he in which the protagonist, atticus Finch,
wrote “In cold Blood,” a book about the a lawyer modeled on harper’s father, was
1959 murders of the clutter family. Lee played by Gregory Peck. Those of you
conducted interviews of local residents who have either read the book or seen the
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Ed Koch Movie Reviews
Banderas is tied up for most of the film was a bomb, but they kept on with the job.
and periodically slugged while he tells “The Big Bang” lives up to its title, but it
his tale, largely in confusing flashbacks. happens in a seedy motel room, which is
By Edward I. Koch It was strange to see modern technology scarcely the universe.”
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I regret having to write about absurd,
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this is another ridiculous film.
When I arrived at the theater on
a Friday evening after my Bloomberg
radio show, I intended to catch the
8:30 p.m. screening of “Bridesmaids.”
unfortunately, it was sold out, so I decided
to see “The Big Bang” since tickets were
available and it was about to begin. I
had not read any advance reviews of the
movie. Big mistake. It is a shambles.
a private investigator, Ned cruz
(antonio Banderas), is hired by anton
Protopov (robert Maillet), a giant
boxer who has just been released from a YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REDUCE YOUR
life sentence in prison. anton, referred
to as “the Pro,” is searching for Lexie
Persimmon (sienna Guillory), an
ex-stripper with whom he corresponded the performers. In this film, neither script
while incarcerated. nor acting were adequate.
The film opens with Ned tied to a after seeing the movie I read stephen
chair being interrogated by three men. holden’s review in The Times. he sees it
Through flashbacks we learn of the much more as a parody and a highbrow
efforts of a mad scientist, simon Kestral effort to bring quantum physics into our
(sam elliott), to build a particle reactor. lives in what would otherwise be a simple
he hopes to separate atoms and the film noir. ridiculous. The movie puts
smallest of nuclear particles and recreate down film audiences with a pretentious-
the big bang that created the universe ness that requires a kick in the rear end to
13 billion years ago. somehow or other, all involved. Moviegoers have responded
never really explained, 30 million dollars to this picture in the best possible way by
worth of diamonds are also involved staying away. There were only six other
which Protopov received to take a dive people in the theater the night I saw it.
in a prizefight with a gangster’s nephew. henry stern said: “I agree that
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The Caste System
bet the house on an external reality, reality The middle-east is and will remain in honesty, to say these things. But in that
being the key word here. a chunk of mortal combat long after we too are sucked same vein, I must add what is also clear to
evangelicals burned away some of their out of out clothing, Gog and Magog have it me. In so many ways the culture imbedded
questionable credibility by insisting that the out on hBO, and the locusts take the place in much of religious practice…or is it the
By BOB MARRONE cartoon they refer to as The rapture would of the rockettes at radio city. For this other way around…has given us a kind of
happen this past weekend. Pope John was you can thank a bunch of poorly educated caste, like you get when you breaks a leg.
If you are reading this, smart enough to allow for…as they called it people who are at odds with another bunch Maybe training wheels are a better analogy.
the world did not end, during Watergate… plausible deniability by of highly educated folks; their common Like the woman down the street who tells
as schedule, on saturday. not announcing the contents of the Letter. denominator being the Man in the sky. her kids to behave or boogey man will get
Too bad as, if they are to Better to leave the issue open then find out Of course the latter contest is as much them, religion works. It also does provide
believed, a lot of folks didn’t bother paying that the world was past its sell-by date, thus political as it is religious, but you get my a moral compass, so long as you remember
this months bill, or using birth control throwing the same church that cowered drift. religion, organized religion, is in my that the boogey man of raging hell fires will
during that peak time of the month. Galileo into lying about the solar system, view mankind’s collective adolescent crisis get you too.
I can still remember, I will always into another round of revisionist doctrine. as it tries to explain itself. Just as Galileo I wonder though, when the myth of a
remember, 1961, when the then Pope John “God has his reasons,” or so the faithful was vindicated, the world didn’t blow up human-like god is finally put to rest, what
XXIII was to open the Letters of Fatima, say. It is an easy cop out to any intellectual saturday, and there have been no miracles we will use as our spiritual center? Only
revealing to us when the world would end problem, tragedy or inexplicable event, such in the modern era, the rest of the nonsense time will tell. For now, I am gonna go pay
and other mysteries. Well, I guess the Pope as the death of a loving child. It is bullet will fall to knowledge and wisdom…one my bills.
didn’t see his shadow, or the famous letters proof and guaranteed as only something can hope… in a few thousand years.
said something akin to “fooled ya.” In any Listen to Bob Marrone every weekday from
made up out of whole cloth can be. There It makes me sad to write this, though. 6-9 a.m. when he hosts the Good Morning
case, el Papa thought better of it rather than is no arguing with ignorant or religious I who have benefited from a great catholic
to disappoint the flock. Westchester radio show heard on WVOX-
people, and when both traits exist in the education and the gift of christian values, 1460 AM radio. Direct email to Bob Marrone
In both cases of assured or incipient same person, you are talking with an inert which I embraced, nonetheless, am
world doom, organized religion almost to Bob@WVOX.com and visit the www.
object. compelled in the interest of intellectual BobMarrone.com website to learn more.
Queen Elizabeth II May be Related to Johnny Depp, Gets Movie Role as Pirate
By GAIL FARRELLY
as soon as she heard Brits are appalled that their Queen but this takes the cake,” he’s told friends, she is lobbying to have the fifth install-
experts say that she and has accepted a role in the forthcoming continuing, “This morning I was enjoying ment of depp’s movie franchise re-named
depp may be 20th cousins, fifth installment of depp’s Pirates of a nice lie-ie, when she jumped on the “Pirates of The river Thames: royal
her Majesty took imme- the caribbean series. “she’ll probably bed, wielding a sword and shouting, Ahoy Bloodlines Will Out.”
diate action. abandon us for hollywood,” one of her Matey. Why can’t she be like any other Gail Farrelly (www.Farrellysisters
her fashion consultants were called in disgruntled subjects was heard to say. spouse and just wake me up with a simple Online.com) writes mystery novels and
and ordered to design an array of royal “Next she’ll be joining those Tea Party Good Morning, Dear.”
short storiesas well as Op-Eds. Her latest
eye patches. “and throw out those flowery activists in the u.s.” according to the Palace, there’s no
mystery novel is Creamed at Commencement:
hats,” the Queen demanded, adding “I Prince Philip has not taken the news truth to the rumors that the Queen wants
A Graduation Mystery. Gail is working on a
much prefer pirate-like motifs.” well. “I’ve put up with a lot over the years, to have captain hook knighted or that
fourth mystery. The Virtual Heiress.
120 Teams to Compete in the Scarsdale Memorial Day Soccer Tournament
By RANDY VOGT
scarsdaLe, under-12 age groups playing from 8 am League soccer League and eastern New With 120,000 youth soccer players and
NY -- 120 youth soccer to 1 pm. The under-10 and under-13 age York Youth soccer association. 600 players more than 25,000 volunteers, the eastern
teams––65 girls squads groups have fun from 2 pm to 7 pm. have fun every weekend in the maroon- New York Youth soccer association
and 55 boys sides––will The 65 girls teams will play on sunday, and-white soccer uniforms of scarsdale. stretches from Montauk Point, Long Island
be having fun in the 11th annual scarsdale May 29 with the under-9, under-11 and This 11th annual tournament is for to the canadian border. eNYYsa is a
Memorial day soccer Tournament, which under-12 age groups again playing in the division 2 teams or lower. division 1 teams proud member of the united states soccer
will be played all day over Memorial day morning session from 8 am to 1 pm. The are encouraged to play in another tourna- Federation and united states Youth soccer
weekend. all the action takes place at under-10 and under-13 groups go from 2 ment on Memorial day weekend. association. For more information, log on
Quaker ridge elementary school in the pm to 7 pm. For more information, please log on to to http://www.enysoccer.com/.
soccer hamlet of scarsdale. The tournament is hosted by the http://www.scarsdalesoccer.org/ or contact Randy Vogt is director of Public Relations for
The 55 boys teams will play on saturday, scarsdale Youth soccer club, a proud tournament director Mark silvester directly the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
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TRUTH AND JUSTICE
Harmless Error: Is It Ever Really Harmless?
By JEFF DESKOVIC
“The Constitution entitles should have been excluded. Perhaps it
a criminal defendant to a fair allowed the prosecutor to improperly vouch
trial, not a perfect one.” for a witness, or failed to exclude uncon-
The above quote penned stitutionally obtained evidence, or issued
by Thomas Jefferson in a erroneous jury instructions. Judges are only
letter to James Madison from Paris on human after all, and are bound to make
december 20, 1787 may have partially mistakes. an error of some sort in the course
inspired Madison’s response the following of a lengthy trial may be virtually unavoid-
year. Madison in Letter 51 of the Federalist able. The question is how should such errors
Papers declared: Justice is the end (purpose) be evaluated and dealt with? More to the
of government. It is the end of civil society. It point; how does the appellate court deter-
ever has been, and will ever be pursued until it mine with a high degree of certainty that
is obtained, or until liberty be lost in the pursuit. the error, or errors, confirmed to have been
Today the debate continues, certainly committed below could not possibly have
in our state and federal appellate tribunals. affected the outcome?
The expression harmless error is frequently all too often politics and colleague-
employed in the rulings of the New York ship enter the equation, and defendants,
state supreme court appellate division however worthy their argument, are denied.
when confronted with an appeal from It’s merely a judgment call in any event, and
a criminal defendant alleging wrongful appeals panels, including the united states
action, or mishandling by a court below supreme court, are famous for choosing
believed to have negatively influenced the the path of least resistance, or political
outcome of his case. The concept is meant consequence. When judges do that, they
to suggest that although the petitioner may commit one of the more selfish, cruel, acts
be factually correct in his assertion that the that can be committed against factually
trial court in some specific manner improp- innocent incarcerated victims, and their
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erly dealt with his case, nevertheless, no loved ones. In most cases the petitioner has
harm was done, the outcome would have waited many months, even years, before
been the same had it not. and, therefore, no receiving a response, only to be crushed by
harm, no foul. an indifferent court clearly disconnected
unfortunately, all too often, appellate from their sworn duty to bring about justice
panels are in no good position to accurately whenever possible.
assess how differently a trial might have speaking of the high court, it peri-
turned out had the judge not committed the odically addresses the issue; and. in recent
error, or permitted the wrongful act by the years has, in fact, expanded the categories
prosecution he/she permitted. as between of errors that are subject to harmless error
those errors committed in the presence of analysis, while at the same time establishing
the jury, and those outside of their presence, different standards of harmlessness for
the former are clearly more outcome-deter- different errors and different kinds of review.
minative. Once a bell has been rung it can Perhaps best remembered for invoking MADE in
not be un-rung. and, as every prosecutor the Jeffersonian spirit was chief Justice NEW
and defense attorney is well aware, all the renquist, who, writing for the majority in
admonishing and instruction offered by a Delaware v. Van Arsdall, (1986), declared:
judge after the fact is virtually useless when “as we have stated on more than one occa-
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THE SOUNDS ray charles
OFBLUE Live in concert
By Bob Putignano
concord Music Group
What’d He Say? instrumentally swings into resident trom- and unrehearsed on-stage call
The first thing that smacks the bonist Julian Priester’s “swing a Little by ray that wasn’t one of his
listener is how well recorded this 1964 Taste.” Its pretty hip. a little bit of soul best decisions. It’s pretty lame.
live set was captured. Wally heider was exudes on a mostly instrumental “One Yet another previously unre-
an exceptional recording engineer, and Mint Julep,” wherein the horn section is leased bonus track, “Busted,” is
his legacy needs to be spoken about more dead-on, but it’s performed at a slower unremarkable and not the least
often. But ultimately, it’s about the music pace than I’d expected. There’s an inter- bit memorable.
right? Yes, but we’ve heard many of these esting classical introduction by charles’ The raeletts don’t add
tunes compiled before. They are a little piano that shifts into “I Got a Woman.” much spark to “don’t set Me
different here, but I found this set a little Kind of odd. seven-plus minutes recited Free.” “Two Ton Tessie” is yet
too laid back for my ear-buds. at a snail’s pace of “Georgia On My another previously unreleased
This was ray’s classic ensemble, Mind” was far too long for me to endure, addition that could have been previously unreleased tracks (yawn) I’m
but it’s the expanded version of fifteen and was no surprise why it wasn’t offered left on the cutting room floor, plus it’s not sure why the concord Music Group
pieces: most notably david “Fathead” on the original recording. terribly corny. “My Baby (I Love her, felt compelled to revisit this live perfor-
Newman’s Texas tenor and the Memphis I felt like I was at a funeral, complete Yes I do)” is a painful dirge it’s so slow mance. Yes, we all know that ray is one
alto sax-man hank crawford, who typi- with ray’s church-like organ, on the and, yes, another bonus track that doesn’t of the greatest artists of our lifetime, but
cally did the arranging for charles, but dawdling “That Lucky Old sun,” another add any substance to this sleepy disc. It’s unfortunately the most fascinating aspect
Bill dahl’s fine liner notes tell us that tune that didn’t make it on the original almost over and “What’d I say” is okay, about this ray charles Live In concert
these were Quincy Jones’ arrangements release. another previously unreleased but other versions are far more igniting. is how remarkably well it was recorded.
and hank is just listed as the alto saxo- “In the evening (When the sun Goes Then ray talks about going to Japan and That’s it, that’s all. Besides: That’s what’d
phonist. These tracks had seen the light of down)” just crawls. In fairness, the band discovering a new groove which is, are you I say!
day in 1965, but here we get six previously eventually picks up the tempo during the ready? “Pop Goes the Weasel,” good night Bob Putignano www.soundsofBlue.com
unreleased tunes. don’t get too excited. instrumental passage, but it’s not enough and amen. That’s how the album ends, as
after a brief introduction by Los to save this tardy rendition. supposedly I scratch my head in disbelief.
angeles d.J. Joe adams, this big band “Makin’ Whoopee” was a spontaneous There you have it, even with the six
Revitalize Downtown New Rochelle with a Norman Rockwell Museum
By PEGGY GODFREY
college students came winning film is the only authorized film hadn’t painted. the city. The first studio he rented was at
from all over to volunteer of america’s greatest illustrator. Narrated after explaining how as a young 360 North avenue. at age 21 he sold his
for habitat for humanity by Norman rockwell, the film uses man he brought sketches to the Saturday first cover to the Saturday Evening Post
but they were in for a actual footage, dramatic reenactments of Evening Post, he says he became “their and in l939 he married his second wife
special treat by its executive director Jim the artist’s work to show how rockwell man” and referred back to the years when and moved to 24 Lord Kitchener road.
Killoran, by richard Barclay, producer of recorded the world around him, and he lived in New rochelle. Many of the In l939 he moved to Virginia.
the academy award Winning 1973 Best reflected the aspirations and concerns of paintings during that time reflected an inquiry at the New rochelle
short subject, “Norman Rockwell’s World a whole generation.” since rockwell and models and settings from this area. his Public Library about this film produced
An American Dream,” had been invited his wife took a bike ride every day for words, “I paint the way I would like life the response “No one has taken out
to address them and show that film. energy, this was used as the theme of the to be,” crystallizes many of the themes he the film for five years.” But many New
showing his Oscar statuette, Barclay picture. The two rode “through memory embraced such as civil rights and strong rochelle residents are now taking notice
said, “his heart stopped” when he heard lane” in the village they called home, family values. of this famous illustrator. doug Fleming
he had won the award. he explained how stockbridge, Massachusetts. The film Norman rockwell had moved to of the Thornton donovan school said
their company had convinced Norman shows many clips from rockwell’s paint- New rochelle when he was 17 years old. rockwell “is about as american as anyone
rockwell to be in the film. The cover ings, especially faces. rockwell says in the his family first lived on Prospect street. can get.”
of the film says: “This academy award film, there was almost nobody in town he at that time many famous artists lived in Continued on page 11
The WesTchesTer GuardIaN ThursdaY, MaY 26, 2011 Page 11
Revitalize Downtown New Rochelle with a Norman Rockwell Museum
Continued from page 10 for the community to rise again and for throughout Miami International airport,
Jim Killoran has spoken about his Main street to be filled with people. the Brooklyn Museum, and paintings lent
american dream of bringing a Norman The “average Joe and Jill,” according to by George Lucas and stephen spielberg
rockwell Museum to New rochelle. Killoran, “should be the everyday heroes were displayed at the smithsonian.
seeing resurgence in a “rockwell rockwell always portrayed.” emphasizing Killoran emphasized, “art and history can
america” Killoran cites the local world- Main street in New rochelle, he wants help revitalize Main street in so No New
renowned artist, charles Fazzino who is to create jobs and have the hotels filled ro with more jobs and visitors than any
helping him to establish a local Norman with tourists. rockwell in his view, saw game center ever will.”
rockwell Museum. he had Fazzino “life as it is,” using the Thanksgiving Peggy Godfrey is a freelance writer and a
present last summer at the stockbridge meal as an example, adding, “I don’t former educator.
Museum to donate a piece to their collec- think New rochelle knew rockwell
tion. some people feel this ground swell was New rochelle.” recently Killoran
of interest in rockwell is due to the desire said rockwell paintings were displayed
How Government Can Help Business; How Government Can Hurt Business
in the Town of Ossining
BY PETER J. TRIPODI IV
The primary development. shopping locally is an restricts permitted uses of certain busi-
responsibility of important aspect to increasing both the nesses, and prohibits the re-opening of
government is to
help maintain a good
pride of one’s community and the devel-
opment within that community. The more
certain businesses if they cease to operate
for over a year. This plan also restricts the
quality of life for its diverse local businesses become, the more Town to only certain types of businesses,
residents. however, there comes a time residents stay “in house” when purchasing when in reality we should open our arms
when government involves itself in certain various goods and services. The only way to a diverse business base.
aspects not necessarily within its realm of to have a diverse business base is to increase If we cannot support local businesses,
responsibility. the amount of local businesses; and the we are doing an extreme disservice to our
Locally, the Ossining Town Board has only way to do this is to create policies taxpayers.
options available that would further the that are open and welcoming to businesses. Peter J. Tripodi IV is presently a Town of
economic prosperity of local businesses, The Town’s comprehensive Plan does the Ossining Councilman (R, I, C). He is also
or hurt them. The Town Board’s ability to opposite. a candidate for Mayor of the The Town of
not understand basic economics is not only This Town’s comprehensive Plan
frustrating, but dangerous to the health limits the expansion of certain businesses,
and prosperity of the Town of Ossining’s
businesses. While it is my opinion that
government should not involve itself in
places where it doesn’t belong, it can still
help bolster and support sound economic
policy for their local businesses. There
are two reasons for this: the first is that
local businesses provide tax revenue that
subsidizes residents from paying higher
property taxes. The theory is simple --
more businesses means residents will pay
less property taxes. Thus, more business
= less tax burden on residents. Therefore,
local government should be actively
looking to improve and increase the
success of local business. unfortunately the
Town of Ossining’s comprehensive Plan
does the opposite.
The second reason for sound govern-
ment policy regarding local business
is community spirit and community
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Microsoft Calls Skype on Our Dime
Facebook and Google already know
this. Both companies are interested in
becoming a one-stop hub for people to
By LARRY M. ELKIN stay in touch with everyone they know.
If Facebook had an integrated voice or
Microsoft’s If it cannot constructively video chat system, our instant messages
agreement to buy use its cash, Microsoft should and wall posts this week would probably
skype for $8.5 billion may turn out to return it to shareholders so they have included audio and video, even if we
be a bad bargain, but that does not mean can reinvest it elsewhere. This little money. Those pennies add up to had to pay a modest fee. Facebook and
Microsoft ceO steve Ballmer made a is where the tax laws get in the way. To millions of users and $860 million in Google, in fact, were both candidates to
mistake. his company has all the upside, bring a single dollar of that overseas annual revenue, but no profits for now. buy skype, though they probably never
while you and I are on the hook for cash home, Microsoft would face a u.s. Microsoft hopes to change this through considered paying anything close to
approximately half of any losses. tax rate of 35 percent. This would leave greatly expanding the skype user base what Microsoft agreed to spend.
Our irrational tax laws made it 65 cents of that dollar to pay to share- by integrating the service into every- Microsoft is at risk of becoming
rational for Ballmer to spend a fortune holders. If the 65 cents is paid in the thing from the Xbox game platform to irrelevant in a world dominated by infor-
acquiring a company that makes no form of a dividend, another 15 percent Windows itself. mation aggregators like Google, social
money. federal tax, or about 10 cents, will be It is a gamble that just might work, networks like Facebook and Twitter,
Microsoft built an enormous cash due. That leaves 55 cents for the share- because despite all our connected- communications companies like Verizon
hoard in the decades that its Windows holder. But some shareholders face state ness these days, there is still room for and aT&T, and the hybrid hardware-
and Office software dominated the and local taxes up to about 10 percent, improvement. consider my family’s situ- software-content business that apple
personal computer industry. That domi- and they could pay another 10 cents on ation this week. has built far more successfully than
nance is coming to an end, but the cash that dividend, leaving those unfortunate My wife and elder daughter were Microsoft. This ultimately justified
is still sitting there. Much of it is overseas investors with only 45 cents of the repa- traveling in spain together, while I Ballmer’s extravagance.
as a result of foreign sales. triated dollar. hopscotched the country on a busi- especially when he could be extrava-
When companies accumulate cash so Microsoft reached out to skype. ness trip. Our younger daughter attends gant on the taxpayer dime. some will
far in excess of what they need to operate, skype happens to be incorporated in college in the chicago area and was see this as a reason to close so-called
management comes under pressure to Luxembourg, so money invested to buy interviewing for a summer journalism loopholes in the corporate tax laws,
either return it to shareholders in the its stock is not considered repatriated internship. My mother was visiting making u.s. companies pay american
form of dividends or share repurchases, to the u.s. No american taxes are due. friends in california. My wife’s father taxes immediately on income they earn
or to spend it on expansion and corpo- If the deal turns out to be a big success, was visiting doctors in New York. anywhere in the world. But doing so
rate acquisitions. It would be wonderful Microsoft can continue to keep skype’s We had a lot of family news to share, would only hand a major advantage to
for shareholders if Microsoft could foreign-generated profits overseas, and this week, our family did most of foreign firms, whose home countries
deploy its assets to produce another deferring american taxes indefinitely. the sharing on Facebook. We made tax them lightly or not at all, and never
cash cow like Windows, or a hardware If the deal is a disaster, Ballmer can tell minimal use of cellphones in europe, on earnings generated abroad. This
home run like apple’s iPhone, iPad or shareholders not to feel bad, because the where aT&T would charge us about leaves their companies free to repatriate
iPod. But the company’s track record is alternative of giving them the money $2 per minute for voice calls. We could foreign-source profits to expand business
unimpressive. would have caused half of it to be taxed have talked for much less on skype, and payrolls at home.
Windows made Microsoft a one-hit away, regardless. but none of us use it. We could have We made it irrational for Ballmer
wonder. The Office software suite is a This logic helped Ballmer justify had video chats using the software that to invest his company’s stockpiled cash
big commercial success that piggybacked the very rich price he agreed to pay for came with our laptop computers, but we domestically, and rational for him to
on the success of Windows. Nearly skype, whose specialty is transmitting did not want to bother setting it up. a overpay for a corporation based abroad.
everything else Microsoft has released video and voice calls from computer to more smoothly integrated voice or video don’t blame Ballmer for making a bad
for the past couple of decades is basically computer for free, and to ordinary tele- phone system could have captured our deal. Blame thoughtless tax policy for
irrelevant to a company its size. phones anywhere in the world for very business. making a bad deal look good.
Larry M. Elkin, CPA, CFP®, presi-
dent of Palisades Hudson Financial Group
a fee-only financial planning firm head-
quartered in Scarsdale, NY. The firm offers
estate planning, insurance consulting, trust
planning, cross-border planning, busi-
ness valuation, family office and business
management, executive financial planning,
and tax services. Its sister firm, Palisades
Hudson Asset Management, is an inde-
pendent investment advisor with about
$950 million under management. Branch
offices are in Atlanta and Ft. Lauderdale.
The WesTchesTer GuardIaN ThursdaY, MaY 26, 2011 Page 13
‘Perceptual Purposes Only’ – In Other Words, More Amicone Spin
By HEZI ARIS
Yonkers Mayor Phil was there for his 15 nanoseconds worth of Tony Giumbruno, the mayor’s
amicone’s FY 2010-2011 fame before the channel 78 cameras. he Liaison with the Yonkers city council
Proposed Budget is center gloated about how he put on his creative stressed the need to accept the resolution
stage, but then again, the cap and came up with the TFI concept presented before them. he did not touch
backdrop is not; attempts at deflection which in reality, if adopted by coY, would upon the “experts” not making the time
are everywhere. Witness the special be the fourth evolution of a concept that to brief the one and only body that stands
Meeting called upon at the behest of had its roots in New York City when New before adoption of the TFI or not.
Mayor amicone to learn and grasp a new York city found its bonding capacity had It was said that NYs comproller
financing mechanism. The new instru- reached its legal limitation and they ther- Thomas DiNapoli is on board with the
ment is being designated the city of after devised a mechanism to skirt their TFI concept for Yonkers; also that senator
Yonkers Transitional Finance authority, own legal parameters to gain access to the Jeff Klein is for it. even that assembly
or simply TFI. The purported ratio- financial markets. But Yonkers is not New speaker Sheldon Silver is for it. Proof regard to a Capital Improvement Plan
nale for creating a new authority is to York city. of their respective positions were not budget (c.I.P.), based on departmental
establish it so that it may issue bonds The TFI exhibits many tentacles. The presented to the city council member- requests that total $352 million for 2012,
to finance capital projects and educa- first is its construct as an authority, recently ship. This reporter did speak to some yet no funds, that is zero, zilch, nada, are
tional expenditures of the city school admonished by NYs comptroller and members of the albany delegation who requested. does Mayor amicone expect
system and refinance the city of Yonkers’ Governor andrew cuomo a mechanism advised they are not on board with this to fill the holes later? Will the Yonkers
(coY’s) indebtedness as exists in the form they were not in support. The TFI requires concept. One of the main concerns noted city council approve the budget with
of General Obligation bonds. It seems a governing board of directors comprised among some of the albany delegation is the c.I.P. asked to be funded yet devoid
straight forward, but it is not. of the mayor and his appointee, and the that the TFI is another “one shot” that of numbers stipulating the sum of the
While one would suppose the city council President, and the majority keeps kicking Yonkers’ financial ills to the c.I.P.? The comptroller won’t be able to
“learning process” would begin before and minority leaders. It can also employ next year, and the next, etc. sign off on that.
the Yonkers City Council member- personnel. TFI would in a sense shrink the What is also troubling is that a reso- comproller diNapoli won’t be able
ship within the city council’s august Yonkers city council from a total member- lution has been prepared for adoption to accept the actuarial conjecture promul-
chambers, the tone and purpose of this ship of 7 to 3 people. While there are other should the Yonkers city council give its gated on earnings from the yet to open
briefing seminar-like experience began authorities presently in existence, the mayor approval prior to the issue being vetted. ridge hill development Project stipu-
in city hall’s elevator. It was a conver- presides on most of them, personally or by Interestingly enough, from the alleg- lated to be in excess of $1.5 million.
sation that took place as the elevator way of surrogates. Not a problem except edly april 15th inception of the TFI Besides, with the budget required by law
moved from the first floor to the forth that the TFI will be able to skirt the will concept to May 17th, the Yonkers city to be passed by June 1, 2011, how can
floor. standing in the elevator were of The People if their legislative house, the council heard not one word. even so, one be certain ridge hill will be up and
Johnathan a. Ballan, esq., member of the Yonkers city council, can be overruled by blank spaces are designated in a senate – running by the Fall when Forest City
Boston firm MINTZ, LEVIN, COHN, such an authority who deems it appropriate assembly resolution to which no senator Ratner have proven its projections to be
FERRIS, GLOVSKY AND POPEO, to fund projects rejected by the Yonkers or assembly person has underwritten unreliable at best?
P.c., and shai Markowicz, a citibank city council. The TFI reduces the value of their name. The likelihood of tweaking another source of revenue stipulated
vice-president and bond expert. as the the Yonkers city council and continues to the resolution if adopted as it is presently was for revenue sources of $865,000 by
elevator lethargically moved from one build on emboldening an evener stronger proposed is unlikely to be suffered by the Yonkers Parking authority in the
floor to the next, Mr Ballan was overhead “strong Mayor” form of government. any sponsors among the New York State FY 2010- 2011. To date, the YPa has
telling Mr Markowicz that the purpose With Mr Ballan’s early departure, and Legislature. only received $577,000 and anticipate to
of the presentation was for “perceptual Mr Markowicz’s inability to comprehend The legislation asked of the Yonkers receive an additional $288,000 by the end
purposes only.” They were not there to or respond to questions requested of him city council further does not stipulate of the fiscal year which represents nine
teach anything, they were there for show. in turn, Minority Leader John Murtagh the TFI must designate funds it would be months’ worth of revenue. This, is in total
and so they were. suggested a postponement to Friday, May able to raise on the financial markets for a juxtaposition to the estimated revenue
The tone was set when Mr Ballan 20, 2011, at 1:00 p.m., a time not all of the specific reason prior to its being devised of $3.65 million stipulated. Further still,
advised that he had a limited amount of councilmembers may be able to attend. Prior as an authority. The TFI proposed for acid-tongued bloggers possess and read
time as he had to attend a function in to convening, it was learned Friday that a Yonkers, the evolutionary successor to the city hall documents that indicate that
which his child was attending. Bless him majority of the council members could not New York city Model, and the Nassau the city is “limited” in how much of this
for being a great dad; admonish city hall attend the Friday meeting. It is presently county, and the cities of Buffalo and revenue source can actually be included in
for not sending another person to brief uncertain when this issue will come before erie, except for New York city, occurred their 2011-2012 projections.
the Yonkers city council respectfully. the Yonkers city council again. while each was under a financial control Yonkersite Kevin Gorman, in atten-
his dissertation was such as to promote csea President Bobbi diBattista board. The TFI is a Trojan horse that will dance at Thursday’s briefing said, “The
the TFI vehicle being proposed. he was in attendance and spoke to the fact permit a financial control board over coY. “perceptual purpose” is to refinance the
became obtuse in his comprehension of that she was led to believe that the $20 as Yonkersites and their elected capital budget accounting yet the real
questions asked and would oftentimes million for which the TFI was necessary representatives wrap their heads about purpose is to refinance the General
proclaim, ‘I don’t see it that way!’ and to garner those funds were not in house. this issue, Mayor amicone’s Proposed FY Municipal budget. This is a ‘deception’
would continue to obfuscate and stall, It seems city hall is not being open with 2010-2011 Budget languishes with little contrary to laws and general accounting
thereafter promoting an idea he would at minimum, one of the unions who are scrutiny. how could Mayor amicone principles – circumvention is unethical at
not or could not decipher for the Yonkers slated to lose more employees in the fathom to receive approval from NYs the least.”
city council membership. he knew he financial conundrum facing coY. comptroller Thomas diNapoli with
Page 14 The WesTchesTer GuardIaN ThursdaY, MaY 26, 2011
Westchester County Executive Rob ‘Pee Wee Herman’ Astorino Fooled Us All
By SAM ZHERKA
Many of us remember the discontent his first pick of Kevin Plunkett, esq., for sculti, and Jc cerino to name just a very few;
county residents had with the overly bloated deputy county executive should have worried more are expected to take up employment in
and wasteful county government under the 12 all decent hard working county taxpayers. Westchester county government under the
years of andrew spano’s administration. The Mr astorino’s sole purpose for county auspices of Mr astorino.
disconnect between the political machine government is seemingly not to govern and The most controversial, self-serving,
and the average Westchester county resident take care of The People’s business, but to dumbest, and most transparent hire of them
whose concerns and wishes were for less taxes steer county contracts and make sure that all is the appointment of union Big Wig
and smaller county government caused Plunkett’s former law firm, partners and and Westchester county conservative Party
the down fall of the mighty three-term cohorts, line their pockets with big money chairman hugh Fox, Jr., as special assistant
former county executive andrew J spano. deals while selling the county tax payers to the county executive for a salary of $90k
robert astorino, the current Westchester down the river. per year.
county executive rode that wave into office The mystery question is why did robert Many in political circles agree that
with the backing of the The Westchester astorino pick Kevin Plunkett as his deputy? county executive astorino bought and paid
Independence Party which delivered the One insider who spoke upon the assur- for the next conservative Party endorsement
winning punch of nearly 14,000 votes. ance of maintain his/her anonymity told with a Fox’s taxpayer funded salary for his
dr. Giulio cavallo, the chairman of The The Westchester Guardian that Plunkett and next county executive election.
Westchester Independence Party is now astorino worked together while astorino during a time of extreme financial rounding out a couple of the many of
second guessing his decision. When asked was on the Mount Pleasant school Board. concern and economic disaster county those who have had jobs created for them
what he thought of astorino’s performance dr. Guilio cavallo, when asked of the executive robert astorino had the nerve in exchange for political campaign contri-
so far, dr cavallo repsonded only by saying, connection responded, “rob told me he to appoint Ned Mccormack as communi- butions by their families are Laura sanchez
“this could be the biggest mistake the party knew Kevin Plunkett since he was a little cations director in charge of press releases, and Brendan Murnane. Over the weeks and
ever made. as the old saying goes ‘you’re boy.” twitter, and facebook, and was subsequently months the political patronage has inten-
better off with the crook you know than the another trusted source told The given an additional $18,000 raise almost sified and the 9th floor is getting ever so
crook you don’t know.’” Westchester Guardian that Kevin Plunkett immediately after being initially appointed crowded.
since Mr astorino took office, he has helped with the criminal defense of former at lower pay. To justify the raise, astorino The Tea Party movement, those
eliminated hundreds of county jobs and Mount Vernon Police Lt. robert astorino, now refers to Mr Mccormack as his senior concerned with bloated government, and the
simultaneously created hundreds more for sr., the county executive’s father, in the advisor. every day citizen who struggle paying their
his friends, political hacks, donors, wives, 1994 FBI police corruption, sting operation Perhaps the most interesting observa- taxes and putting food on their table can all
girl friends and boyfriends of associates and which netted the senior astorino an indict- tion of all the new hires have been those be sure of one thing, that is, that county
family members and those with ties to law ment and Federal jail time for corruption. coming from Yonkers’ lame duck Mayor Phil executive robert astorino, nicknamed
firms who have been bilking the county Many have speculated that the appoint- amicone who was slapped with an $8 million “Pee Wee herman” had us all fooled, but no
coffers for years. Basically, rob astorino has ment of Kevin Plunkett as deputy county jury verdict in Federal court last October. longer.
turned Westchester county government executive by astorino Jr, is payback for that since that time, the astorino administra-
into a family business. legal defense. tion jas hired amanda Modguno, christine
Joe Crotty Committed to Yonkers’ 5th Council Race the race. I intend to do just that,” crotty
YONKERS, NY -- official apparatus. It belongs district. New York state election Law
despite not obtaining official to the people outside of the allows for candidates not selected at said.
support from party insiders organization--the republican local party conventions to gather signa- Joe crotty is seeking to replace the
at the Yonkers republican voters--who are looking to tures on designating petitions in order to term-limited and announced republican
city committee convention support republican candi- be placed on that party’s primary ballot. Mayoral candidate John Murtagh as the
Friday night, May 20, 2011, dates that will bring energy member of the Yonkers city council repre-
republican Joe crotty vowed and a fresh approach to repre- “as a district Leader myself, I certainly senting the 5th council district. The 5th
to take his message to the senting their values on the respect the nominating process and those council district includes the crestwood,
streets and prevail in the city council,” said Mr. crotty. that participate in it. however, the stakes colonial heights, Garrett Park, Lawrence
september 13th primary for of this election are too high to not give Park West, Mohegan heights, seminary
Yonkers’ 5th city council seat. The convention was voters a chance to select the strongest heights, armour Villa, sunnybrook,
comprised of a very small republican candidate to represent the 5th cedar Knolls, Longvale, sunnyside, and
“The Yonkers republican Party does number of republican Party activists when city council district. Many of those who Bronx river road neighborhoods of east
not belong solely to the small number of compared to the much higher number of had to publicly vote for the now designated Yonkers.
people who are members of the party’s GOP registered voters in the 5th council candidate tonight have urged me to stay in Learn more about Joe crotty
by visiting www.josephcrotty.com.
The WesTchesTer GuardIaN ThursdaY, MaY 26, 2011 Page 15
Martinelli Gets Ready to Rumble
Will Primary GOP Bosses’ Pick in Yonkers Mayor’s Race
YONKers< NY -- richard Martinelli, he’s now looking for a promotion and a pay
the conservative republican businessman hike.
and candidate for Mayor of “It’s a fact that Yonkers
Yonkers, vowed to “take this race GOP has a bad track record
to the people” after being defeated when it comes to picking a
in Friday’s Yonkers republican candidate for Mayor; they are
committee’s designating conven- completely out of touch with
tion. Martinelli, who once served rank and file republican voters.
as Yonkers city council President The average republican wants
was bested by sitting city a Mayor who has a private
councilman, lawyer and politician sector background and knows
John Murtagh. The evening vote how balance a budget, rein in
by GOP Party bosses took place spending and shrink the debt
at the ukrainian Youth center on load that is breaking the back of
Palisades avenue, Yonkers. our city and its taxpayers. That’s
richard Martinelli said, “Friday night the why I’ll take this race to the people and be on
GOP leadership got their way; they nomi- the ballot in the september primary. We will
nated a professional politician and lawyer as defeat John Murtagh!”
their candidate for Mayor. The last two republican Mayors of
“The Party bosses simply don’t get Yonkers were not the pick of their Party’s
it. They don’t seem to understand that convention in their initial campaigns and
republicans, like the majority of the voting went on to defeat the party bosses in hotly
public, are sick and tired of the career politi- contested primaries.
cians and their backroom deals. For the past richard Martinelli is also seeking
eight years my opponent has been part of the the nomination of the conservative and
problem and cynically, like most politicians, Independence Parties.
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Mike Breen Receives GOP Designation School Budget Elections 2011
for 5th Council District By NANCY KING
a few months ago I was a guest
on a radio show where we discussed
high for a district that fails to deliver
year after year. defeated by only five
YONKers, NY -- Mike Breen Breen is
received the nod to become the GOP counting on all of his the impact of being america’s highest votes (403-398), many of the residents
candidate for 5th council district at supporters to now go taxed county. at that time, the county who turned out to vote were either fixed
the May 20, 2011 Yonkers republivan out and obtain for was wrangling on whether the astorino income seniors or those who no longer
city committee. he has pledged him, and the other administration was delivering us real had children in the district. In speaking
himself to actively and tirelessly work republican candi- tax relief or was Ken Jenkins and to several voters in the parking lot of
to become elected to that position on dates, the signatures the Westchester county Board of Woodlands high school, the over-
November 8th. “I want to thank my they all need to put Legislators. In the end it really didn’t whelming response was that residents
party for it’s overwhelming support, I them on the ballot. matter because the amount of savings were just not seeing the results of having
am truly honored,” stated Breen. Breen observed, was so miniscule that it barely made an one of the largest per student expense in
Mike Breen thanked everyone who “This is a very impact on our tax bills. also discussed the county. achievement test scores are
worked for his overwhelming support. exciting time for was the fact that the largest part of a tax among the lowest in the county while the
he looks forward to becoming the 5th me, over the years
bill here in Westchester county comes drop out rate remains one of the highest.
district’s next republican councilman. I have worked with many of you on the
courtesy of your local school district. The Mount Vernon also saw their budget
Breen proudly stated that he’ll be campaign trail. It is now my campaign. I
following in the footsteps of former know how to win it, with hard work and upshot of this conversation is that we will go down. By a vote of 651 yeas to 1649
councilman John Murtagh, Gordon support from you, the foot soldiers, of our never really have tax relief in our county. nays, the people of the city of Mount
Burrows, and Tom dickerson. great Yonkers republican Party.” although the county taxes are high, the Vernon said no to an increase of over
school taxes are even higher still. But it 7% that would have been added to their
also seems as my colleague pointed out, school tax bill. The Mount Vernon
the people who live here actually like the district, like Greenburgh central 7 has
title of being the highest taxed county in continued to dip into the taxpayer’s
the nation. The school district budgets wallet while failing to provide quality
that were passed did so with consider- education for their students.
able ease. On a bright note however, voters
This year, faced with monetary cuts did elect rosemarie Jarosz to the school
from albany, most school districts took board. Ms. Jarosz will hopefully bring a
a hard look at themselves and started no nonsense, pragmatic voice to a school
cutting in order to deliver budgets that board which clearly didn’t bother to
were thought to protect the integrity listen to it’s constituents.
of education while also attempting to In the end, the people in Westchester
ease the sticker shock of the average really believed that voting yes on these
Westchester taxpayer. school boards budgets would increase their property
and their respective business offices real- values, while doing something positive
ized that to pass a budget this year, they “for the kids.” It also reaffirms the theory
would have to curtail their spending. that no matter how much the average
This strategy must have worked; thirty- taxpayer of Westchester county likes to
six out of thirty-eight school districts bitch, moan and complain about their
passed their budgets on Tuesday May taxes, they like the distinction of being at
17th. In Westchester county, only the top of that highest taxed list.
Greenburgh central 7 and the Mount Nancy King resides in Greenburgh, New
Vernon city school district saw their York. She is an investigative reporter for
budgets defeated. The Westchester Guardian.
Greenburgh had proposed a 5.9%
increase in the school tax. That is really
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The WesTchesTer GuardIaN ThursdaY, MaY 26, 2011 Page 17
Astorino v. Jenkins
through his anger? anger might initially although Oros apologized to Meyers governing floors and all parties need to
get you off your keister and spurn you and it seemed the two worked out their check their egos at the door when they
to do some work but when it takes over differences, Ken Jenkins saw fit to have arrive for work. each man has waxed
the sum and substance of your day, it a county Police Officer waiting for Mr. to their constituents that they are the
By NANCY KING is nothing but counterproductive. Ken Oros and his assistant the following “guy in charge” and that county govern-
election cycles are always sort Jenkins’s ire toward rob astorino is so Monday morning when they appeared ment is working well. But in this mixed
of fun to watch. This year’s cycle in palpable that it is written all over his face. at a committee meeting. sheesh, talk martial arts match there are no winners.
Westchester is like going to mixed In the latest round of the match, about your tax dollars at work. It should Jenkins has lost; astorino has lost; and
martial arts match. In one corner of the we have Jenkins having police escort be more like talk about your tax dollars we’ve lost, holding the bag and paying
ring we have county executive rob / remove hugh Fox, Jr. for clapping being wasted. aren’t there more serious the exorbitant bills. They both should
astorino and in the opposite corner we loudly in support of the Mount Vernon terrorists than George Oros? take note the vox populi has recognized
have chairman of the county Board residents who were in attendance at a For the most part, astorino himself that neither one is in charge. Maybe it is
of Legislators Ken Jenkins. Like any legislative meeting a couple of weeks has more or less laughed off and down time to abolish county government , for
good mixed martial fighters, they both ago. Their tennis program was cut and played these incidents. he has even right now it seemingly serves no purpose
come with an entourage of supporters in the spirit of free speech, they came vetoed that redistricting plan. But that and isn’t even remotely entertaining any
that would be entertaining to watch if out to protest and question why. They doesn’t give him complete absolu- more.
their actual actions weren’t so pathetic. clapped in support for one another tion when it comes to the way county Nancy King resides in Greenburgh, New
In the past two weeks, the news out of until chairman Jenkins told them that government is being run. Things need York.
the Michaelian Office Building is both there would be no clapping in his hall to be tightened up on both of those
embarrassing and disgraceful. More of law. If it were to continue, he would
importantly, the childish behavior being have them removed. The crowd duti-
exhibited by all parties is preventing fully fell in line save for one: hugh Fox,
them from doing they were elected to Jr. From the back of the room, Mr. Fox
expedite. That’s right, these two mixed continued to clap. Making good on his
martial arts wannabe’s work for us. as promise of a swift punishment, Jenkins
early as January 2010, it was evident that had him escorted out. Never a shrinking
there was no love lost between the eighth violet, Fox climbed onto a table and
and the ninth floors. We however, held touched Jenkin’s prematurely hung
our breath hoping they would be able to official portrait and it down it fell. Fox
put aside party politics and actually get put it back on the wall and went on his
something accomplished. so far the only way. The strangest part of this story is
thing either side has done has been to the portrait itself. usually the outgoing
provide us with the theatre of the absurd. chair gets his portrait and a little brass
as Ken Jenkins exercised his role as plaque after their term is up. Jenkins
chairman of the Board of Legislators has his up there now. Talk about having
we began to see several anomalies in the good self esteem! But it was this ridicu-
legislative branch of government. even lous antic between these two men that
with a supermajority of democrats, the brought forth why Ken Jenkins is mad.
republicans would remain strangely It seems he just not happy with the hires
silent during their Monday evening that have been elevated to the 9th floor.
legislative votes. as usual, everything was Fox is s retired Yonkers Firefighter
passed by a 17-0 margin. No questions, and union leader in addition to being the
no comments, no outrage and seemingly chair of the conservative Party here in
no support for their compatriot on the Westchester. he was hired for over 90K
9th floor. With each vote, it seemed the as a labor specialist presumably to help in
chairman became more powerful. We’ve what will be tense contract negotiations
been treated to the he said/he said argu- with the csea. The fact that he is still
ment over who delivered a bigger chunk collecting his pension while performing
of tax relief, (we don’t care and it wasn’t this job may have been the catalyst for
enough anyway), the political posturing Jenkins’s anger though Fox’s “I don’t give
over program cuts and restorations and a damn what you think about me” atti-
the whimsical gerrymandering of the tude really should have been left in the
legislative districts. all the while the union hall of Yonkers.
republicans have remained silent and George Oros, astorino’s chief of
appear to be playing on Team Jenkins. staff also came under fire by Jenkins
But what has wound Jenkins up like and the Legislative body for sending
this? Its no secret that he would like to an off color email about Judy Meyers.
be the next county executive and that describing her as breathless and loosely
is his right in a democracy. sure he’s paraphrasing a scene from “When Harry
playing the “I’m a better leader” role but Met Sally,” Oros meant to send the
doesn’t he realize that even the simplest offending email to an aide. Mistakenly it
observer of county politics can see right went right into Judy Meyers inbox. ha.
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Senator Stewart-Cousins Announces Legislation to Bar Discrimination Against Unemployed
YONKers, NY – senator andrea in some form because they are unem- reported that the unemployment rate in
stewart-cousins (35th district- d/ ployed. senator stewart-cousins says New York state was 8%.
WF/I) last week announced at a press their experiences are representative of “This legislation levels the playing
conference in her district office, the an increasingly common hiring practice field in the job market and makes sure
introduction of senate bill 5316. The throughout New York and the nation. that those who have been hit hardest by
bill would make the unemployed a “It is fundamentally unfair for the recession are not at a disadvantage in
“protected class” in New York and make employers to refuse to hire, or even the hiring process,” she continued.
it illegal for employers to deny out-of- accept applications from individuals who On display at the press confer-
work applicants an interview or position are out of work. With the unemploy- ence were several job advertisements
solely because they are jobless. It would ment rate in the state still at staggeringly by New York employers that expressly
also prohibit employers from posting high levels, this prevents people who stated that applicants would only be
job advertisements that discourage the have lost their jobs through no fault of considered if they were employed. In
unemployed from applying to vacant their own from getting back on their one case, a craigslist ad for a building
positions. feet. It is discriminatory, it is wrong superintendent position in The Bronx
The bill is co-sponsored in the and it must not continue,” said senator stated “You MusT currently be
assembly by assemblyman Keith stewart-cousins. employed as a superintendent - This is
Wright. This announcement came on the a reQuIreMeNT.” senator stewart- “We have an obligation as legislators,
Joining senator stewart-cousins at same day that the New York state cousins’ legislation would make these to do what’s right and make sure that the
the press conference were several unem- department of Labor is set to release discriminatory job ads illegal in New unemployed have a fighting chance at
ployed Westchester residents who said its latest unemployment statistics. York, similar to a law signed by the being a part of this economic recovery,”
they had all experienced discrimination Last month, the department of Labor Governor of New Jersey in april. the senator added.
Murtagh Eclipses Martinelli to Garner Endorsement as Republican Candidate for Mayor of Yonkers
By HEZI ARIS
It was on Friday, May county Board Legislator serving after the close of the convention, Mr
21, 2011, that Yonkers city district 15, and carmen Goldberg, first Martinelli came to Mr Murtagh to shake
council Minority Leader time candidate for Westchester county his hand in congratulatory fashion and
John Murtagh earned Board Legislator to serve district 17, wished him well.
1,800 weighted votes in the to the Westchester county Board of The evening did not however begin
Yonkers republican city committee Legislators (WcBoL). on such gentlemanly gestures. Liam
convention to eclipse challenger Brian carter, was nominated for McLaughlin, representing the Martinelli
richard Martinelli, the former Yonkers Yonkers city council district 1 without faction contended that those counted
city council President. even this editor opposition. Minister carter is 51 years of among district 3 did not legally gain
believed Mr Martinelli was the stronger age. he was nominated by Jim Faulkner their position as more than 50 percent
of the two. I was proven wrong. and seconded by Jim castro-Blanco. of the district comprises a quorum but
a roll call was taken. Of the 17,380 Minister carter could not attend the that when new names were added to the
votes that could be cast, 560 abstained, convention. district, there were less than 50 per cent
richard Martinelli earned 6,940 Jay Bryant, an investment banker, who still held their positions. Westchester
weighted votes, John Murtagh garnered with a history of starting charter schools, county republican committee Legal
8,759, and carlo calvi wound up with a registered democrat will seek a Wilson counsel Guy Parisi was chosen to be
1,321 weighted votes. Pecula in order to run as a republican. the final arbiter in advance of the argu-
Mr Murtagh said, “I am grateful Mr Bryant advised that he believes in ment of legitimacy of the district office
Mayoral Candidate John Murtagh
but humbled to carry the message” [we the tenets espoused by the republican holders. after the issues were vetted, Mr
republicans espouse]. We mmust “move Party. Jim castro Blanco nominated Parisi decided the Westchester county
together and continue this work of our Mr Bryant and Mike ramondelli issues. unabashedly he said, “I intend to republican committee held sway over
mayor on behalf of our city.” stressed his support of Mr Bryant and deliver a victory in a few month’s time.” the Yonkers republican city committee
The committee deemed it appro- advised that the 3rd district is “critical The second shocker of the evening and advised that the people representing
priate and propitious to recommend in gaining a republican Majority for was in designating endorsement to one of district 3 were validate in their positions.
the candidacy of incumbent candidate Mayor Murtagh.” Mr Bryant his exper- three candidates. In order of their being at issue now is whether Mr
Bernice spreckman for Westchester tise lens itself to the financial issues and nominated were Mike Breen, Joe crotty, Martinelli will continue his campaign
county Board Legislator serving concerns that plague the city and noted and stephen cerroto. Mr Breen garnered effort. The loss at the convention must
district 14, and incumbent candi- that education is not what it could be. 4,464 votes, Mr crotty earned 768 votes, smart.
date Gordon Burrows for Westchester he intends to first focus on those two and Mr cerroto received 58 votes.
The WesTchesTer GuardIaN ThursdaY, MaY 26, 2011 Page 19
GOP Nixes Allegations
roth. “That’s against the rules since style patronage that is now economically
you are not allowed to talk politics in unsustainable.”
the supervisor’s office. Instead, Weaver’s cronin said that the divisiveness in
office is a place to solve the town’s prob- the GOP is part of the attempt to hold
By ABBY LUBY lems.” roth is considering tossing her hat on to the old political model. “It’s clear
The Westchester “I believe those charges are without in the ring for town supervisor. that the interest of this [old guard] group
county republican merit,” said Frank Benish, a GOP Murphy claimed that she respects is not in selecting the best candidate but
committee will not take committee member. “Mrs. Murphy’s Weaver and the office he holds. rather protecting their own little bit of
any action in response presence on our committee has been like For many, it’s more of the old guard turf. Its not about good governance but
to alleged wrong doings an albatross around our necks. We are versus the new guard; the old guard refer- protecting a small group of people with
by North castle GOP trying to cleanse ourselves of this stigma ences the late supervisor Jack Lombardi set interests.”
chairperson rosemary Ballantoni. and have asked her to resign. Of course who was at the town’s helm for over 40 as of press time, the North castle
county GOP chairman doug colety, in she has declined to do so.” years, regularly appointing friends and GOP still hadn’t endorsed candidates
responding to a list of accusations made Murphy holds that certain rules have family town jobs. Town board member for town posts up for re-election in
by some North castle GOP committee been broken. “I care that if people want to John cronin is particularly concerned November including town supervisor ,
members against Ballantoni, said the run for office that they have that oppor- that Murphy is invested in keeping the five town board members, a town clerk
county wasn’t authorized to take any tunity. all I want is for fair, open and Lombardi practices alive rather than and two town judges. Martino said he was
disciplinary action. transparent government.” scaling back health and retirement bene- considering running for town judge.
“There are no provisions in the county When Bellantoni assumed the GOP fits long enjoyed by town employees; Bellantoni said they were unable to
by-laws that permit us to remove a town chair, she appointed William Potvin benefits that cronin said are deleterious nominate any candidates because of the
chairman. We cannot adjudicate it,” said as parliamentarian who subsequently to the town’s economy. long list of interviewees attending last
colety. conducted an audit of past committee “If a person works on the police force Thursday’s GOP meeting. “We will have
certain North castle GOP members voting records and minutes from 2009 for ten years, they can retire with a life- to convene on another date, probably next
have claimed Bellantoni did not adhere to 2010. Benish said the audit revealed time health care plan for their entire week. We didn’t expect that we would
to particular procedural rules and voting how under Murphy’s watch there were family and a retirement package. That have so many people to be interviewed.
statutes. committee members who made no minuted meetings that proved means if you start work at age 20, by
these charges include North castle certain members were actually voted in Abby Luby is a Westchester based, freelance
age 30 you can go fishing for the rest journalist who writes about current, local
supervisor Bill Weaver, Loronda Murphy, as committee members; members that of your life,” said cronin. “residents of
and doug Martino. They are being included Murphy’s husband, Vinny news, environmental issues, art entertain-
North castle are paying for that. It’s the ment and food.
legally represented by attorney Vincent Murphy, and Parks and recreation old guard protecting jobs, the real old
J. Messina Jr. of sinnreich Kosakoff & advisory Board Vice chairman Neal
Messina in suffolk county. Messina did Bauman, neither of whom had produced
not return phone calls to The Westchester signed petitions initially required to gain
Guardian by press time. membership on the committee.
Bellantoni said the allegations were “When Loronda was chair, she rotated
meant to provoke the GOP. people in and out of the committee on a
“These are a pack of slanderous whim,” explained Benish, adding that
fabrications that are insulting and irrel- under Bellantoni, Murphy lost the paper
evant and have no credible basis. The vote and with it, her power, setting the
people who backed these allegations stage for an embattled GOP committee.
have conspired deliberately and are not doug Martino, who ran unsuccess-
behaving like loyal republican committee fully for Westchester county Judge in
members or citizens,” she said. 2010, has sided with Murphy in the alle-
Bellantoni was unanimously elected gations against Bellantoni.
to the North castle GOP chair in “We want to maintain our sense
October, 2010 when Murphy, the then of integrity and that the endorsements
chairwoman, was forced to abdicate the which come out of the committee have
committee’s top post after being arrested real legitimacy. That’s why we want to
for alleged real estate fraud. make sure the process works properly.”
Murphy, who insists she never Murphy’s biggest ally is North castle
stepped down, but rather took a leave supervisor Bill Weaver, said Benish.
of absence, denied wanting to oust “I think Loronda is being severely
Bellantoni. “We’re not here to get rid of manipulated by our current supervisor.
the chairwoman. I just want to make sure she might be holding out for Mr. Weaver
the rules are followed,” she said. a deci- to author a letter in her upcoming trial. sofritony.com
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Ongoing Litigations with The Town of New Castle official purposes.
secondly, why would John Walsh want
Gennaro Faiella not to answer the question
stopped coming to work or showing up.
Penny Paderewski’s son Jerrod has since
returned to work as of april 21, 2011.
By JEFFREY S. CHIARA as told to HEZI ARIS as to other employees’ leaves of absence. during the time Jerrod was out of work on
could it be the fact that certain employees an alleged back injury he was seen driving
on any given occasion leave work for no down to the highway dept. on paydays to
First, John Walsh of the White my many conversations I have had with
apparent reason and are not written up collect his pay checks and it was noticed
Plains law firm hodges Walsh & slater, her. she said, “We know it is a game
for unauthorized leave? are they trying and said that he looked and seemed to be
is claiming that my attorney alan Wolin with Mike Molnar,” that the Town was
to hide the fact that the Town of New fine; plus he was seen by several employees
had asked Mike Molnar and Gennaro not taking this situation lightly and Mike
castle has allowed another employee to driving all about the Town of New castle
Faiella to answer certain questions that Molnar will not skate on these charges we
tell the deputy commissioner of the and throughout the Village of chappaqua.
appear in his eyes and The Town of New prepared to impose on him, that in the eyes
d.P.W to ‘F- off ’ or ‘Go F-yourself ’ after also at issue is whether Penny or
castle’s administration’s eyes as lacking of the Town of New castle we consider
that deputy commissioner had overheard Jerry Moerschell left a message on Jerrod’s
relevancy and could jeopardize confiden- these very serious charges.” also the fact
that person ranting and raving about the answering machine telling Jerrod to report
tial matters regarding other employees is that since these charges that Penny and
poor working conditions there, and asked to their doctor for clearance for him to
not true at all. the Town were going to impose on Mike
him if he wanted to go upstairs and talk to be able to return to work? did Penny or
here is why. First every time Mike Molnar involved five other employees that
him about his disgust with the way things Jerry Moerschell call Jerrod several times
Molnar was summoned by Penny were told to appear at Town hall to have
are being run there? That the person who in one day and leave messages asking him
Paderewski or Gennaro Faiella to appear a meeting in the conference room with
told him to ‘F-Off ’ or ‘Go F-yourself ’ to call them back and asking him where he
at the Town hall offices to handed disci- Penny Paderewski to discuss their concerns
had recently been missing from work for was? did anthony Vaccaro mail a letter
plinary charges written up by either Penny about Mike Molnar creating a hostile work
a week and when he did show up, did so to Jerrod stating that he needs to return to
Paderewski or Gennaro Faiella he would environment and that he had threatened
several hours after the start of the business work immediately? Was Jerry Moerschell
not show up and disappear from work for several of them on different occasions.
day. running around the d.P.W. shop shouting
no reason. This had happened on several some of whom were directed to write up
Thirdly, did Mr. Walsh advise Mr. out questions as to where Jerrod was and
occasions about which other employees their complaints and concerns from Penny
Faiella to refuse to answer questions about what’s going on? did the Town of New
and myself have made several queries. I to do so. In this way, she as well as the
other employees that have being disci- castle request that Jerrod go for several
was told by Penny Paderewski in one of Town could send it to their attorney for
plined? again, what is it that Mr. Walsh, I.M.e’s (Independent Medical exams)
as well as Penny Pederewski and Gennaro claiming that there was nothing wrong
Faiella, do not want people to find out? It with him? did the New castle Town
Direct Hard Money
is a fact that Penny’s son Jerrod, who works Board members authorize for a private
for the d.P.W. in the highway depart- investigator to follow Penny Paderewski’s
ment, has had several confrontations with son Jerrod around like they did with me on
other employees. In one case Penny’s son several occasions?
spit, yes spit, on another employees face. Fourthly, are all the Town Board
Plus the fact that when several of Penny’s Members, Penny Paderewski or Gennaro
son’s altercation took place, he was appar- Faiella worried about all the other alter-
14% Interest ently on probation, which meant that if, he cations which involved other employees
did anything considered insubordinate or with one another that were reported to
1 Year Bridge Loans unsatisfactory, it was automatic grounds supervisors and apparently not dealt with
for the Town Board and Gennaro Faiella, coming to light? are all the Town Board
as well as Penny Paderewski, his mother, members, Penny Paderewski and Gennaro
to terminate him. But I guess since it is Faiella worried about these alleged inci-
her son, the Town of New castle Board dents involved close friends of certain
Secured by Real Estate
members and Gennaro Faiella were asked supervisors or foreman, since that appears
look the other way. Kind of like when John to be the case? Is that why they kept it
P. Vize admitted he was involved with the under wraps? Was it to avoid any Official
pension fraud scam by which he falsified disciplinary charges being handed out
Closing in 7 Days
official documents (Time sheets). But that that would result in those charges going
is another story for another day. into their close friends’ personal files and
how about the fact that Penny’s son thereby could have resulted in their being
Jerrod was out of work for several months terminated from employment? are all the
after claiming he injured his back. This Town Board members worried that people
happened after Jerrod found out that might find out that the recently promoted
another employee was going to be out of Foreman charlie Bergstrom is very good
Call G. Morales work due to an injury they suffered on the friends with one particular Board member,
job. after Jerrod overheard that conversa- namely John Buckley? The same Board
914.632.1243 tion, he said “if he is going to be out of Member that was heard on a televised
work than I am going to also go out on a Town Board meeting, while sarcastically
back injury.” I overheard that said some- smirking, and after making
T. 914.632.1243 • Mon.-Fri. 10AM-6PM time in January or February when Jerrod Continued on page 21
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Ongoing Litigations with The Town of New Castle can go on here about all the other things make lampshades out of their skins.” That
that the Town of New castle Board is disgusting, immoral, pitiful behavior
Continued from page 20 their names on any document related to my members along with Penny Paderewski by any person and the fact that The
this announcement, is seen throwing a disciplinary charges were acting out in a and Gennaro Faiella have been hiding Board Members of New castle allowed
piece of paper down and then saying, “I got retaliatory manner. all those charges were from you all. I have loads of documenta- this individual to remain employed and
this one,” meaning he was going to read off acts of blatant retaliation by them upon me; tion, taped conversations, and statements even allowed him to be promoted is also
the Town Board’s decision at which time all due to the fact that I was perusing legal from other employees on how I was treated disgusting. It is basically saying they have
they had voted unanimously to promote actions against them for their condoning unfairly. But since they seem to want to have no morals either. Walsh claimed I was
charlie Bergstrom to head Foremen of Mike Molnar’s acts and his egregious anti- continue to play these childish games I will a “disgruntled” employee. That is a false
The d.P.W. highway division. semitic comments directed towards me. let the courts handle this matter. accusation. I worked for the Town for 14
Now for the most important part. another very important point…. disgruntled I am not, as Mr. Walsh and half years and never once did I get a
Mr. Walsh along with his associates at the When Mr. Walsh and/or his associate was put it. I am just a loving caring father of bad job review or did they ever mention
law firm, and as well all the Town of New questioning me, what was the relevance of two wonderful children, Matthew 13 to me that I was troublesome. as a matter
castle Board members, Penny Paderewski, inquiring into my wife’s salary with regard years old, Nicole 9 years old, and a loving of fact I have a recorded conversation with
and Gennaro Faiella, all failed to mention to being relevant in may case? My attorney husband to my wife shari, who felt that he Penny Paderewski were she said, I was not
that I was trumped up on phony, bogus, and I told Mr. Walsh and/or his associate needed to do what is right and stand up for the problem; that I was an excellent worker
and ridiculous disciplinary charges after I it had no bearing in this case whatsoever. his wife, his in-laws, his children, as well as and a hard worker, that they, the Town
filed my lawsuit. so what that says is that That people, was a blatant attempt by the his own religious beliefs and customs. No knew it was Mike Molnar who was the
the Town of New castle Board members, Town of New castle to pry into my and one has any right to call another person a problem.
Penny Paderewski, Gennaro Faiella and my loving wife’s privacy. They had no right ‘Jew Lover’ on a daily basis or say, “hitler
anyone else that was involved with or had to even conceive to ask such a question. I had the right idea to skin the Jews and
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
the senate. We look forward to a final They are not informing us that
bill agreement that will include these from 2007 to 2010, the city increased “I tell my friends who
provisions which we intend to support.
its allocation of property taxes to the tan about Jaime. She
city side by 43% while the schools
robert castelli only garnered 3.3%. Nor are they died from melanoma
dr. steven Katz
informing us that the Municipal before she turned 30.
employees’ numbers were reduced
Ethics Regulations and amy Paulin
6% while the schools 21.73% while
enrollment increased almost 10%.
I know tanning isn’t safe.
Compliance Michael spano They are not informing the You could die - just
public that there is state funding for
as members of the New York Pre-Kindergarten but the district has like Jaime did.”
state assembly, both democrats
Inform and Educate v. decided to eliminate the program. -Amanda Asplin
and republicans, we are supportive Influence and Advocate They are not informing the public
of legislation that would reform the some Yonkers officials are using the Mayor’s Ida school property tax
state’s ethics regulations and compli- their official position to influence exemptions total $21,243,791.50.
ance for elected and other government public opinion and advocate an agenda Question is why are they so intent
officials and lobbyists. We specifically regarding the school’s budget. court on undermining the public schools?
support: decisions have stated public resources Is there a correlation with the excep-
• Income transparency – public can only be used to objectively inform tional financial incentives given the
disclosure of external sources of or educate - not to influence and financiers and investors, including the
compensation advocate partisan opinions. Yonkers charter school? Is Yonkers
• Independent enforcement – a sepa- They are not informing us that the following Mayor Bloomberg’s
rate entity to enforce ethics provisions school unions had previously given fostering publicly funded charter Learn more about
throughout state government up two 4% pay raises while the city schools operated by select persons Jaime’s skin cancer at
side of the budget had received 4%, www.aad.org/PSA
• Pension forfeiture – loss of pension intent on making money?
vesting and eligibility upon convic- and more recently the school Board Kevin Gorman
tion of a job-related felony had arbitrarily withheld funding of Yonkers, NY 10705
We recognize there are on-going previous step increases contrary to an
negotiations involving the Governor arbitrator’s decision that they must
and the leaders of the assembly and pay.
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NOTICE OF SALE Z & Q, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. SC Barlow LLC Articles of Org. filed NY
Lexington Capital Associates Lexington SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF WEST- of State (SSNY) 4/26/2011. Office in Sec. of State (SSNY) 12/28/2010. Of-
SUPREME COURT – COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER Capital Associates, LLC Articles of Org. CHESTER, CITIMORTGAGE, INC, Westchester Co. SSNY design. Agent of fice in Westchester Co. SSNY design.
LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/14/2011. Plaintiff, vs. VIOLET JARVIS, ET AL., LLC upon whom process may be served. Agent of LLC upon whom process may
HOLDERS OF GSAMP TRUST 2005-AHL2, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI- Office in Westchester Co. SSNY desi gn. Defendant(s). SSNY shall mail copy of process to The be served. SSNY shall mail copy of
CATES, SERIES 2005-AHL2, Plaintiff against Agent of LLC upon whom process may Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure LLC 125 Westchester Ave #FS03 White process to C/O Seavest Inc. 707 West-
LENOX BLIDGEN, et al Defendant(s). be served. SSNY shall mail copy of pro- and Sale duly filed on May 12, 2010, I, Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: Any lawful chester Avenue, Suite 401 White Plains,
Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on April 19, 2010. cess to The LLC P.O. Box 376 Great Neck, the undersigned Referee will sell at pub- activity. NY 10604. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
NY 11021. Purpose: Any lawful activity. lic auction at the Westchester County
I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Lobby of the Westches- BUONINFANTE FAMILY PARTNERSHIP, Notice of formation of R. Jaundoo Re-
ter County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, White Plains, N.Y. Park Scorpion, LLC Articles of Org. filed Courthouse, Lobby, 111 Dr. Martin Luther NO. 2, L.P. Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. alty LLC. Filed with the Secy. Of State of
on the 22nd day of June, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. premises Beginning at a the corner NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/24/2011. Of- King Jr. Boulevard, White Plains, NY on of State (SSNY) 4/15/11. Office in West- NY(SSNY) On 02/09/11. Office location:
formed by the intersection of the westerly side of McClellan Avenue with the south- fice in Westchester Co. SSNY design. June 08, 2011 at 1:30 p.m., premises chester Co. SSNY design. Agent of LP Westchester County. SSNYdesignated
westerly side of Vernon Avenue; Thence running northwesterly along said south- Agent of LLC upon whom process may known as 8 Waring Row, Yonkers, NY. All upon whom process may be served. as agent of LLC upon Whom process
westerly side of Vernon Avenue 54.17 feet to the southeasterly line of Lot No. 19, be served. SSNY shall mail copy of pro- that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, SSNY shall mail copy of process to The against it may be served. SSNY shall
Block 7 on said map; Thence southwesterly at right angels to said southwesterly cess to The LLC 8 White Lion Dr. Mon- with the buildings and improvements LP 685 Esplanade Pelham Manor, NY mail process to the LLC, 4021 Paulding
side of Vernon Avenue and along said southeasterly line of Lot No. 19, Block 7, 94.50 trose, NY 10548. Purpose: Any lawful thereon erected, situate, lying and being 10803. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Ave Bronx NY 10466. Purpose: Any law-
feet to the northerly line of Lot No. 25, Block 7 on said map; Thence easterly along activity. in the City of Yonkers, County of West- ful activity.
chester and State of New York, Section BOUNINFANTE FAMILY PARTNERSHIP,
said northerly line of Lot No. 25. 6.03 feet to the northeasterly corner of said Lot 25, United Trade Alliance L.L.C. Articles NO. 1, L.P. Articles of Org. filed NY Sec.
Block 7; Thence southerly at right angels to the last mentioned course and through 2, Block 2027 and Lot 33. Premises will
of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) be sold subject to provisions of filed of State (SSNY) 4/15/11. Office in West-
Lot No. 25 Block 7. 45 feet to a corner; Thence easterly at right angles with said last 3/7/2011. Office in Westchester Co. chester Co. SSNY design. Agent of LP
Judgment Index # 15748/08.
mentioned courses and through Lots Nos. 24, 23, 22 and 21, Block 7 on said map,
100 feet to the westerly side of McClellan Avenue; Thence northerly along said
SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon whom
process may be served. SSNY shall mail Eco-Mail Development, LLC Authority
upon whom process may be served.
SSNY shall mail copy of process to
westerly side of McClellan Avenue 69.76 feet to the point or place of beginning. Prime Retail - Westchester County
copy of process to The LLC 9-7 Nicole filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) Barbara Buoninfante 685 Esplanade Best Location in Yorktown Heights
Said premises known as 286 McClellan Avenue, Mount Vernon, N.Y. 10553. Circle Ossining, NY 10562. Purpose: Any on 3/17/2011. Office location: Westches- Pelham Manor, NY 10803. Purpose: Any 1100 Sq. Ft. Store $3100; 1266 Sq. Ft. store
(Section: 165.28, Block: 4047, Lot: 13). lawful activity. Registered Agent: Spie- ter Co. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on lawful activity. $2800 and 450 Sq. Ft. Store $1200.
Approximate amount of lien $ 548,267.38 plus interest and costs. gel & Utrera, P.A., P.C. 1 Maiden LN, 5th 2/19/10 SSNY designated as agent of Suitable for any type of business. Contact
LLC upon whom process against it may Westchester Creative Arts Therapy
Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Fl NY, NY 10038. Projects, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Jaime: 914.632.1230
be served. SSNY shall mail process to
Index No. 13231-09. Frank C. Praete, Jr., Esq., Referee. Ayrie Golden Eagle Strategic Holdings, Sec. of State (SSNY) 3/15/2011. Office in Office Space Available-
The LLC 38 E Lake Drive Katonah, NY
DeRose & Surico LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State Westchester Co. SSNY design. Agent of Prime Location, Yorktown Heights
10536. DE address of LLC: 2711 Center-
Attorney(s) for Plaintiff (SSNY) 1/12/2011. Office in Westchester LLC upon whom process may be served. 1,000 Sq. Ft.: $1800. Contact Jaime:
ville Rd Ste 400 Wilmington, DE 19808.
213-44 38th Avenue Co. SSNY design. Agent of LLC upon SSNY shall mail copy of process to The 914.632.1230
Arts. Of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State,
Bayside, N.Y. 11361 whom process may be served. SSNY LLC 25 Constant Avenue Yonkers, NY Deer Mngmnt seeks Lead Application De-
PO Box 898 Dover, DE 19903. Purpose:
shall mail copy of process to Corporation Any lawful activity. 10701. Purpose: Any lawful activity. veloper in Larchmont, NY to support analy-
Service Company 80 State St Albany, Notice of Formation Arita Advisory Ser- sis, design, impl & testing of new & existing
NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation MLS Moki, LLC bus systems & serve as lead programmer
vices, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY
Registered Agent: Corporation Service Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 4/8/2011. for custom app dev related areas incl soft-
4/28/2011. Off. Loc.: Westchester Cnty.
Company 80 State St Albany, NY 12207. Off. Loc.: Westchester Cnty. SSNY des- ware coding, database design, & report
SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom
ignated as agent of LLC whom process writing. Resumes to Deer Management Co
process may be served. SSNY shall mail
may be served. SSNY shall mail process LLC., ATTN: JAmbrosino, 1865 Palmer Av-
process to: c/o The LLC, P.O. Box 170,
to: c/o The LLC, P.O. Box 5, Alpine, NJ enue, Larchmont, NY 10538, Ref. job code:
Bedford, NY 10506. Purpose: all lawful
07620. Purpose: all lawful activities LAD-029. No calls/emails/faxes EOE.
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