Why We Do What We Do on Halloween by yaohongm


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Vol. V No. XL                                             Thursday, October 27, 2011 $1.00
                  Westchester’s Most Influential Weekly

 Why We Do What
                                                                             The Shape of
                                                                          Things to Come
                                                                                   Page 6

We Do on Halloween
By Robert Scott, Page 9
                                                                    Cornell Dupree “I’m
                                                                                 Page 14

                                                                     Three One-”acters”
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                                                                         A Neighborhood
                                                                                Page 18

                                                                 Mayor French Charged
                                                                          with Building
                                                                        wihout Permits
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                                                                    Happy Endings That
                                                                         Almost Didn’t
                                                                                Page 22

                                                                                 A Right
Majority Leader McDow Uses the Back Door to                              to Be Preserved
                                                                                Page 22

Get Into the Blue Door Art Gallery                                        Towns take on
By Hezi Aris, Page 19                                                  Corporate Bullies
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News & Notes from Northern Westchester                                                                    The internationally acclaimed u.s.
                                                                                                     army Jazz ambassadors will be presenting
                                                                                                     a free public performance at the Peekskill
                                                                                                                                                      mine right now…
                                                                                                                                                      Turning to sports:
                                                                                                                                                          Three cheers go out to former Kennedy
                  By MARK JEFFERS                                                                    Middle school on sunday, November 6th,
                                                                                                                                                      high school track and field star samantha
                                                                                                     for details call 914-779-1300.
                       BOO! how’s that for        of commerce and the Bedford hills Free                  congratulations to Mary delaney,            cohen as she has been elected into the
                   an attention grabber…          Library will host their annual halloween           richard dolce, Mike Bennett and Kacey            albany state athletic hall of Fame.
                   happy halloween and            Trick-or-Treat Parade on Monday October            Grean as they all will be honored at the             in girls’ high school field hockey action,
                   now that you have picked       31st, for the spooky details call the library at   J.i.M.M.Y. Foundation annual dinner              it was John Jay beating somers 4 to 2 and
                   your apples and carved         914-666-6472.                                      dance “an evening of Magical Miracles”           Lakeland defeated hen hud 9 to 0. On
your pumpkins, it is time to pour yourself             Looking for a good cause or a good            on November 5th at the colonial Terrace          the soccer turf, in boys’ action, Panas and
a cup of apple cider and sit back and enjoy       excuse to get out for a fall frolic? Think about   in cortlandt. The J.i.M.M.Y. Foundation          Yorktown tied at 1 a piece and on the girls
another scary edition of “News and Notes…”        joining the Fitz Family of Pound ridge who         was formed in memory of Jimmy arena, a           side it was Fox Lane over harrison by the
     Big news at the Blythdale children’s         have been ardent supporters of the Make-a-         Westchester county child who succumbed           final score of 2 to 1. Okay, now let’s jump in
hospital in Valhalla… this december a new         Wish foundation for many years. Join them          to a brain tumor.                                the pool and take a quick look at high school
state-of-the art inpatient building will open.    and TEAM MARCUS as they walk or run in                  The popular discussion series “crosstalk”   swimming…Peekskill got by Putnam Valley
This cutting edge facility will certainly be a    honor of all of the children fighting for their    returns to the Katonah Library on November       87 to 78 and Brewster splashed Yorktown 53
great christmas present for the area children     lives right now. On sunday, November 6th           17th with “serums and Theorems,” featuring       to 39.
and their families who are suffering from         at 8:30 am at Fdr state Park in Yorktown,          doctor/author Joseph sacco and media theo-           as a tragic event unfolded this past
illness.                                          the foundation is hosting their 2011 Walk for      rist douglas ruchkoff. i’m still waiting for     week here in northern Westchester, it is very
     Pound ridge’s own stephen and Liz            Wishes 5K run/Walk fundraiser.                     my chance to be a guest; the invite must be      important now more than ever to give your
alderman have been selected to receive                 “Would you, could you, eat green eggs         lost in the mail…                                family and loved ones a great big hug and let
the 2011 Presidential citizens Medal, the         and ham,” if so then you won’t want to miss             here’s a really cool thing to do, the       them know you how much you care about
nation’s second-highest civilian honor for        the John Jay high school presentation of           american red cross and Pitney Bowes              them. see you next week…
their work internationally on mental health       “seussical” on November 26th; call 914-232-        are teaming up to deliver holiday cheer and      Mark Jeffers successfully spearheaded the launch
issues.                                           4043 for tickets.                                  greetings to service members, their fami-        in 2008 of MAR$AR Sports & Entertainment
     The senior Benefits information center            The united Way of Westchester and             lies and veterans with their holiday Mail        LLC. As president he has seen rapid growth
in Peekskill is a great resource for people       Putnam will once again host its Third              for heroes program. The public is invited        of the company with the signing of numerous
looking for Medicare plans, food stamp            annual run united, a 5K run at Purchase            to send a “touch of home” through holiday        clients. He currently resides in Bedford Hills with
programs, tax relief (aren’t we all looking for   college on November 12th. run for your             cards; the greetings should be sent before       his wife Sarah and three girls, Kate, Amanda
that) and other benefits. call 914-737-1212       health and the health of our children is this      december 9th and addressed to: holiday           and Claire.
for more information.                             year’s theme, with all this running, i gotta sit   Mail for heroes, P.O. Box 5456, capitol
     Once again the Bedford hills chamber         down…                                              heights, Md 20791-5456. i’m writing

Annual “An Evening of Magical Miracles”                                                              Woes – Be Gone!
                                                                                                                                                          songcatchers began as a small children’s
                                                                                                                                                      choir in 1979 and became an independent
                                                                                                                                                      non-profit organization in 1994. The organi-

Celebration Dinner-Dance                                                                                 He who sings scares away his woes.”
                                                                                                                                                           zation makes arts education affordable
                                                                                                                                                                  and accessible to nearly 300 chil-
                                                                                                                                                                      dren and youth through their
                                                                                                         song catchers inc.                                             music programs. some of
     cOrTLaNdT MaNOr, NY --                                                                          will host its semi-                                                   the seasonal programs
The young victim of a brain tumor, Jimmy                                                             annual “spirit of                                                      include “composers
“Jimm-boy” arena, left his short-lived impact                                                        songcatchers” Brunch                                                    of the Future,” collab-
on the Westchester county area through his                                                           on sunday, November                                                      orative       concerts
strength, perseverance and indomitable spirit                                                        6, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.                                                    with the hugh
while he was with us. From his tragedy grew                                                          at Greentree country                                                     a. doyle senior
an organization in his name dedicated to                                                             club in New rochelle.                                                    citizen choir and
assisting sick and terminally ill children and                                                       Plan to join them as                                                   summer day camps for
the families.                                                                                        they celebrate 15 years of                                            the after-school and
     help celebrate some of the special                                                              their after-school Music                                           early childhood Music
people who have made this year a success for                                                         Program. They will also be                                       Programs.
many area families by attending the event                                                            honoring the following individ-
on November 5, 2011. This year’s honorees                                                                                                                          For    more       information
                                                                                                     uals who share the songcatcher vision of          on songcatchers or the “spirit of the
include Mike Bennett and Kacey Morabito               a silent auction will take place before        reaching for peace through music:
Grean of 100.7 Whud’s Mike and Kacey in           and during the event. all proceeds are used                                                          songcatchers Brunch,” please call 914-654-
The Morning; Mary delaney, director of the        to assist children and their families in need.         Dr. Marc and Terry Wagner                     1178 or email songcatchers@gmail.com.
Family resource center at the Maria Fereri            The event will take place at 7:00p.m. at           Rabbi Amiel Wohl
children’s hospital at Westchester Medical        The colonial Terrace, 119 Oregon road,
                                                  cortlandt Manor, NY.                                   Camille Coppola and Billie Tucker
center; and richard a. dolce, a J.i.M.M.Y.
Foundation 2011 Outstanding Volunteer.                                                                   The Soundettes
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Unbeatable Combination of Friends, Fine
Art, Food and Wine!
Pelham Art Center’s Studio Café

      Frank & Candy Taubner, Barbara Russillo, Violeta Defeo, Anne Jacobi and Lisa Robb

     The public is warmly invited to Pelham         exhibits, workshops, folk arts events, and
art center’s 14th annual favorite, the studio       performances. More than 20 works of art
café, located at 155 Fifth avenue, Pelham,          have been donated by local and national
NY, at 7:30pm on saturday, Nov 5. chaired           artists and donors including artists chris
by Lisa daley and Judith Fishlow Minter,            smith (featured in the Ocean Reglitterized
this fun and casual event will take place at the    exhibit) and Bruce Withers, and photogra-
art center and in its tented courtyard. There       phers carey Weiss and Nick Kuskin.
are several tantalizing enticements to this              Guests will enjoy the food and also the
particular evening. a valuable Ben shahn ink        live music and vocals. Bid in live and silent
drawing, “Businessman,” will be auctioned,          auctions of fine art and other unique and
among other exciting works. rumor has               artful items. all proceeds support free and
it that the irrepressible Lisa robb, the art        affordable programs for the general public.
center’s former director, might be auction-              Tickets are $65 and $90 and are avail-
eering, assuring those gathered a lively and        able by mail, in person and on line at www.
entertaining evening for all. There is a final      pelhamartcenter.org/events. The night of
delicious aspect to the evening: more than          the event, tickets will be available at the door
25 local restaurants and caterers are donating      for $75. For those who wish to donate but
food and desserts to the sumptuous buffet.          cannot attend, contributions can be made to
     if you are a person just starting to collect   robin’s art+Giving.
art, this is a great way to learn the ropes of           contact the Pelham art center at
participating in a live and/or silent auction       914-738-2525 ext 111 or fallbenefit@
of artwork. and you will be supporting an           pelhamartcenter.org for an invitation and
art center that continually gives back to           more information on studio café.
its community with family-friendly free

  Woman’s Club of Mamaroneck
       MaMarONecK, NY -- The Fine arts department of the Woman’s club of
  Mamaroneck will hold a Tea Wednesday, November 9 at 12:30pm. The Tea will take place
  at the club house, 504 cortlandt ave, Mamaroneck, NY. The presentation program
  will be “a home on the sound.” For reservations call Lucille Novotny 914-698-8878.
  reservations close Monday, November 7.
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New Rochelle – La Rochelle: A 100-year Anniversary Celebration
     New rochelle, NY and La rochelle,                 a delegation from New rochelle, headed       after World War ii, and a wealth of commu-
FraNce -- in honor of the 100th                   by councilmember Marianne sussman, is             nity activities organized by the city of La
anniversary of the gift by New rochelleans        visiting La rochelle, France, this week to        rochelle. city funds were not expended for
in 1911 of the statue of Jean Guiton in honor     celebrate both the centenary of the gift and      this trip. all sister cit committee members
of the huguenot Mayor of La rochelle who          the sister city relationship. The visit will be   are volunteers.
governed in1628, Mayor Noam Bramson and           marked with a rededication of the monu-
sister city convenor Peter Korn, welcomed         ment, parade, art contest, plaque dedication
the miniature to the Mayor’s Office.              to american soldiers stationed in La rochelle

 EDUCATION                                                                                                                                             FASHION
New Rochelle’s Jefferson Elementary School to Implement “Learning On-The-Go” The Shape of Things
     NeW rOcheLLe, NY -- as part
of an Fcc initiative announced in July,
the city school district of New rochelle
                                                                                                    of a learning “cloud” for students and
                                                                                                    teachers participating in the initiative. The
                                                                                                    nredlearn.org cloud is an interdisciplinary,
                                                                                                                                                      to Come
(csdNr) has received funding to imple-                                                              project-based and research-driven online                            By BARABRA
ment a “Learning On-The-Go” wireless                                                                learning portal. The principle behind the
pilot project to support and advance digital                                                        cloud is that any computer or device can be
                                                                                                                                                                        BARTON SlOANE
learning.                                                                                           connected to the same pool of applications
     On Thursday, October 20, 2011,                                                                 and resources and the cloud operates as a                                 The two big things
Jefferson elementary school began Phase                                                             safe filtered learning portal for students that                      happening in fashion as we
1 of this project when a group of 5th grade                                                         extends teaching and learning far beyond          look to Fall are a tidal shift toward comfort and
students received dell mini-laptops with                                                            the walls of a classroom and hours of a           a more rational attitude toward glamour. To
Verizon Wireless broadband cards and a                                                              school day.                                       really nail the trend, channel the mid-century
separate group of 4th grade students began        distributed to students have been purchased           “We are extremely grateful to both            chic of helen Gurley Brown, cosmopolitan’s
to pilot mobile learning devices before wider     directly from Verizon. The technology             the Fcc and Verizon for their support             legendary editor, whose neat skirts and proper
deployment to other students. district offi-      will run on an encrypted mobile network,          as we rollout this important initiative for       pumps defined what a high-powered woman
cials, members of the Board of education          provided by Verizon, which will allow             our district,” said dr. christine coleman,        looked like in the early ‘60s. Judging from this
and representatives from Verizon were             students to do work anywhere in a safe web        director of Technology for the csdNr.             season’s runway offerings, the ‘60s spirit is alive
on hand as the csdNr also presented               environment. additionally, school officials       “Providing these students with an opportu-        and doing well.
a community service award to Verizon              will have access to the equipment and the         nity to engage with technology is crucial to           “it started with the idea of not having to
Wireless.                                         ability to completely deactivate any unit in      their development and overall learning.”          think so much about clothes,” the designer
     The csdNr has a particular focus for         the event that one is lost or stolen.                 Phase 2 of the city school district           Joseph altuzarra explained, and it was a true
their initiative to target english language            “We’re proud to be a part of this cutting    of New rochelle’s pilot project will entail       180 from the daring cone-busted sheaths and
learners (eLL), economically disadvantaged        edge learning program,” said Pat devlin,          the deployment of mobile learning devices         hyper-precise tailoring of his last collection.
students, lower-performing students and           president of Verizon Wireless for the New         to over 300 students at two other elemen-         “i wanted something long and looser, some-
students with disabilities in 5th through 9th     York Metro area. “Wireless technology             tary schools as well as tablets at the middle     thing sensual and feminine but utilitarian at
grade. New rochelle is one of only twenty         creates an innovative learning environment        school level and Netbook laptops to a group       the same time,” he said. an easy, comfortable
school districts from around the country          that is fun and engaging for both students        of high school students. in addition, 30-40       classic from altuzarra was his brown leather
selected by the Fcc for funding. as the           and teachers.”                                    iPad devices will be distributed to students      bomber jacket topping a harlequin sweater
district’s official e-rate data plan provider,         another aspect of the “Learning              with disabilities.                                in gray, black and white and paired with –
Verizon is a significant partner in this effort   On-The-Go” project includes the creation                                                            yes- long, loose and utterly wearable charcoal
as all of the devices and data plans being                                                                                                            trousers. Gals are going to be thinking seri-
                                                                                                                                                      ously about how to get these clothes into their
                                                                                                                                                      closets. Longer, looser, utilitarian…sounds like
                                                                                                                                                      a plan, one that will make him very popular
                                                                                                                                                      with retailers.
                                                                                                                                                           We saw more of the utilitarian and
                                                                                                                                                      functional theme. at 3.1 Phillip Lim, his
                                                                                                                                                      satchel-full of references for Fall embraced this
                                                                                                                                                      concept as well. “it’s about chic women who
                                                                                                                                                      ride bikes to work, to brunch, to a cocktail
                                                                                                                                                      party,” Lim said before his show. The question
                                                                                                                                                      for him was how to make everything func-
                                                                                                                                                      tional without sacrificing form. his answer
                                                                                                                                                      was to splice functional-looking clothing with
                                                                                                                                                      utilitarian elements, resulting in a chic urbanite
                                                                                                                                                      Fall wardrobe of cropped pants and
                                                                                                                                                                                    Continued on page 7
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The Shape of Things to Come
Continued from page 6
                                                         sensible and utilitarian. Welcome dennis
                                                         Basso and his opulent chic. Mr. Basso clari-
                                                                                                                   When was the last time
                                                                                                                       you dealt with
smart coats. inspired by Lim’s visual research           fied: “This season we went a touch masculine.
of tribes and gangs, his swirling floral print           Women like that.” For him, masculine meant
top was a nod to Japanese yakuza tattoos.                fewer silk and organza cocktail frocks and
encircled with a wide rust-colored cummer-
bund and skinny black trousers, the look was
unexpectedly simple and lovely.
                                                         more hand-knit cashmere sweater dresses.
                                                         One decidedly dangerous outfit - a silver fox-
                                                         collared coat ending in deep brown goat hair
                                                                                                                Lexington Capital Associates?
     continuing this theme, at alberta                   had a raw quality and sexy, textured depth.
Ferretti, practical reared its welcomed head in          The tobacco-toned tunic and shiny brown
imminently wearable
daywear. Because the
designer is convinced
that women now
want a definitive
break-point in day-
to-night wear, for
evening we saw ethe-
real classic Ferretti
dresses. The idea of
a clear division was
explicit from the
outset with a desirable
lady-like raspberry-
hued coat, demurely
collared, self-belted
and ending just above
the knee – the antith-
esis of her sheer nude                  Blumarine                                Altuzarra
chiffons paraded out
last season. Thinking
of Ferretti’s simple
shifts and sweet-pea
coats to her signature
diaphanous looks
embellished with
a patina of sequins
and crystals, it was
hard to imagine
how a woman’s day
could begin one way
and end so radically
different, but as an
act of faith in human
adaptability, Ferretti’s                                                                                         With over 50 years experience, Lexington Capital Associates
show was oddly
reassuring.                                                                                                      provides loans from $1m-$150m at some of the lowest
     and yet again:                   Alberta Ferretti                           3.1 Phillip Lim                 interest rates available in the marketplace.
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Molinari’s rocker-chick studs, hyped-up                  trousers continued the monochromatic look, a              • For cash flowing loans- NO PERSONAL GUARANTEE
colors and saucy prints of recent seasons                sure bet that women will like this, too.
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staid. a slew of models emerged en masse in              but powerful steps forward. Walking in those
simple, streamlined shapes, albeit in crayola            footsteps with strong and sure progress, as
brights. One exception was a covetable beige             well as with Fall’s crisped-up, contemporary
                                                         designs, we continue to move ever forward.
shift marked only by a solitary black detail on
the skirt. demure, classic and yes, rational.            Beauty / Fashion Editor Barbara Barton Sloane           Lexington Capital Associates, LLC.
straight-out sportswear was being pushed by              keeps us informed on the capricious and engaging                         240 North Avenue
Blumarine this season, to the point where it             fashion and beauty scene. As Travel Editor she
elicited a comment from someone in the audi-             is constantly globe-hopping to share her unique                       New Rochelle, NY 10801
ence: “Bring back the leopard prints!”                   experiences with our readers; from the exotic to the          Phone (914) 632-1230 fax (914) 633-0806
     But now, we bid a firm goodbye to                   sublime.
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Electronic Baccarat is Latest Addition to Gaming Experience at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
    YONKers, NY -- – Baccarat has               so Baccarat offers opportunities for all      on upcoming promotions and events,
arrived at the “Jackpot Next door!”             players from minimum bettors to high          visit yonkersraceway.com or call
empire city casino at Yonkers raceway,          rollers.                                      914-968-4200.
which already added video roulette and               “empire city continues to enhance             empire city casino at Yonkers
craps to its 5,300 slot machines in the past    the gaming experience for our players,”       raceway is located at 810 Yonkers
six months, and yet continues to enhance        said rooney. “Our new electronic              avenue (at central avenue) in Yonkers,
the gaming experience for its players with      Baccarat machines, like earlier addi-         New York, Westchester county, (i-87 to
the addition of 20 electronic Baccarat          tions of video roulette and craps, presents   exit 2). empire city casino is open seven
video gaming seats, announced casino            exciting new gaming opportunities for         days a week from 10:00 aM to 2:00 aM
President Timothy J. rooney.                    our players.”                                 sunday through Wednesday, and until
    The       highly-popular      electronic         The electronic table games includes a    4:00 aM Thursday through saturday. For
Baccarat, unveiled earlier this month,          video display and video interface for each    more information call 914.968.4200 or
is up-and-running at empire city.               player along with a large high-definition     log onto www.empirecitygaming.com.
additional tables will be added next year       Lcd game play screen that can be viewed
when the recently announced $40 million         by all players.
expansion is completed. The minimum                  Baccarat features a dealer dealing        HEAlTH
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     Health Care Prosecutions.           T. 914.948.0044        Wednesday, and until 4                       we see a pathetic looking person
                                         F. 914.686.4873        a.m. Thursdays through                                                          mate dropped it on me. “don’t worry,” he
                                                                                              who looks simply like they’ve give up – thus      said, “we’ll all move to Manhattan and carry
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                                                                                              upon those who’ve been hit by mental illness.            Life as we know it had not ended. as
                                                                                              a $40 co-pay to see a therapist shouldn’t be a    for the girl, i found that a job in New York
                                                                                              surprise then or that New York state’s public     city provided plenty just like her. i overcame
                                                                                              health plan does not cover mental illness. it
                                                                                                                                                my circumstance but also did a fair amount
                                                                                              doesn’t help either that “depression” suffices    of feeling sorry for myself. The latter never
                                                                                              as a medical term, which misrepresents many       sits well with others, and despite supportive
                                                                                              who have experienced this condition. Let
                                                                                                                                                friends, it was justified when my “choice”
                                                                                              me clarify. depression, to me, is a normal        incurred their ire.
                                                                                              emotion tied to something unpleasant. We’ve             This brings me back to “what depression
                                                                                              all been there. For me, most memorably, it was
                                          Leadership                                          my senior year of college. i was monumen-
                                                                                              tally depressed. it suddenly occurred to me
                                                                                                                                                looks like” and the magic pep pills a strong
                                                                                                                                                person wouldn’t need to get themselves off
                                                                                                                                                the couch. My behavior earned the tag in
                                                                                              that college would end, and i’d be bound again    1986 but now as the terminology inaccurately
                                                                                              to my hometown, where isolation surrounded
                                           Mike will:                                         everything i did (or didn’t do). There was also
                                                                                                                                                describes me, i’m yet another person who’s
                                                                                                                                                offended - sorry.
                                                                                              this girl - and like never before. Flatly, she          in 2002, my insomnia had me sleeping
                                           Provide Fiscal Stability.                         would have none of that or me. May 4, 1986        about 10 hours a week. i went to my medical
                                                                                              was the rapture, and with every passing day,      doctor and she told me it could be depression.
                                           Improve Our Schools.                              the four horses got closer. i was so despondent   Not offended, i assured her i was aggravated
                                                                                                                                                but not depressed. Nonetheless, i decided to
                                           Protect Our Neighborhoods.
                                                                                                                              see a psychologist.
                                                                                                                                                      using the current medical terminology
                                                                                                                     she was correct, but it didn’t double to describe
                                                                                                            my mindset. despite, a personal life that was
                                                                                                                                                slightly askew, this moment was far from
                                                                                                             depressing.
                                                                                                                                                      Backing tracking first, my lack of vision in
                                                                                                                                                1986 arose from a justified fear that i wouldn’t
                                                                                                            be able to find work in my major (computer
                                                                                                                                               science). as stated above, i managed to do
                                                                                                                     so but computers were always a struggle. By
                                                                                                                              1999, i was out of the field and floundering
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                                                                                                                                               in life.
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I Am Not Depressed                                   You don’t have to be Freud to determine that
                                                     the depression label didn’t correspond.
                                                                                                             wouldn’t have stressed me out at midnight but
                                                                                                             it did provide mortar for the wall.
                                                                                                                                                                   my bedroom wall speak quite well to “what
                                                                                                                                                                   depression looks like.” By now, i’m an expert
Continued from page 8                                     Go figure that people of strength, because              Growing up, i was the youngest and it            on me and sleep is mostly a given. The words
     On the other hand, i realized that writing      no bootstrap could have altered what night              seemed like i was the only one who screwed            matter because by labeling an illness with
was a talent i could exploit, even if i wasn’t       time meant to my brain. it wasn’t a stream of           up. so at night, i’d tie the past to the present      such an ambiguous term and showing “the
quite sure how. staying afloat, i worked in          endless worries. in fact, my mind went blank            in writing and rationalize the erroneousness of       pathetic” in TV ads, it compounds the stigma
a daycare as a teacher’s aide but not having         at bedtime.                                             my childhood thinking. For example, penning           and makes a condition seem like a choice.
any tangible place to hang my career hat was              still, no matter how tired i was, when the         out, “i’m not the only one in the world or the        since sleep still requires medication, issues yet
unsettling.                                          lights went off, my brain switched to a state           family who makes mistakes” was the exercise           remain to be resolved in my mental illness. i’d
     definitely depressing so maybe i had            of alertness and toggling it off to sleep would         in this case.                                         like to be free of medication but a $40 payment
reached my limit and now sat up all night            have been like running through a brick wall.                  in conjunction with the anti-depressants,       per session means that will have to wait.
worrying about the failure that i was. The           simply said, my brain was malfunctioning -              which have nothing to do with making me               Rich Monetti lives in Somers. He’s been a free-
problem is that just as my insomnia was              and like a heart or kidney - medical attention          drowsy (or happy), the process would make             lance writer in Westchester since 2003 and works
peaking, i was hooking on as a freelancer with       was necessary.                                          the wall fall and sleep soon followed.                part time in the after school program at Mt. Kisco
a local newspaper.                                        Therapy allowed me to determine the                     unfortunately, if i couldn’t find that           Childcare. You can find more of his work at www.
     Finally nailing down a career was about         underlying misconceptions i had of myself.              moment from the day’s events that tied to             happystories.info.
the best thing that had ever happened to me.         For example, a minor mistake at work                    the past, sleep was scant, and all the holes in


Why We Do What We Do on Halloween                                                                                Of all the holidays we observe today, none has a stranger history than halloween, whose
                                                                                                             obscure past holds the meanings of its curious rites and customs. called halloween because it is
                                                                                                             the eve of all hallows day, it marks the beginning of a solemn period in the religious calendar.
                 By ROBERT SCOTT                                                                             Celtic Beginnings
                     halloween! it is still a time when ghosts and goblins walk. Once it was a                    halloween’s roots lie shrouded in the mists of history. Born in prehistoric new year observances
                 rowdy time for letting loose, for marking the end of the fruitful year and the begin-       in ireland and scotland, halloween is about death and people’s attempts to understand death and
                 ning of winter.                                                                             control it. even today during this holiday, we joke about death, mock it and fear it.
                     a time to howl, to rage, to scream. To raise the dead and frighten the living                in the celtic calendar, the first day of the new year was celebrated around the first of November.
                 long into the dark October night and beyond.                                                The celts called this holiday samhain (pronounced “sow-en”), meaning “summer’s end.”
   a time for raising hackles and goose bumps. a time when the cemetery on the hill in every                                                                                                   Continued on page 10
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Why We Do What We Do on Halloween                                                feasted.
                                                                                      The new moon
                                                                                                                 For his role in the failed 1605 “Gunpowder
                                                                                                           Plot” to blow up the house of Parliament,
                                                                                                                                                                 and people were reported.
                                                                                                                                                                      Neighborhood committees, community
Continued from page 9                                                            (the time when the        Fawkes was quickly tried and hanged. his              organizations and the Boy scouts mobilized
     Two chief characteristics of ancient             moon is virtually invisible) determined the          plan had been to kill the first stuart King,          to organize safer halloween observances and
celtic halloweens were the lighting of sacred         timing of samhain. during the dark of the            James i, son of Mary Queen of scots. To mark          offer alternatives to vandalism. school posters
bonfires and the belief that this was the one         moon, people believed it was easier to see into      the event, the date of Fawkes’s arrest was made       of the 1930s advocated a “sane halloween.”
night in the year when ghosts wandered about.         the other world.                                     a day of thanksgiving still celebrated in Britain.         To discourage destructiveness, children
     interestingly, the festival finds parallels in        Fire, being a customary way of warding                For weeks before November 5, British            were urged to go from door to door and ask
the seasonal holidays of other cultures and reli-     off evil spirits, played an important role in        children prepare masked effigies of Fawkes            householders and shop owners for treats.
gions, including the Jewish autumn festival of        celtic life. samhain was one of the four great       (called “Guys”) from old clothes stuffed with         surprisingly, the earliest use of the phrase
sukkoth. halfway around the world in india,           “fire festivals” of the celts. On this night all     newspapers. These are set out on street               “trick-or-treating” dates only from the early
at around the time of halloween, hindus               hearth fires in ireland were extinguished. a                                        Continued on page 13   twentieth century.
celebrate divali, their five-day New Year             new sacred fire was rekindled at Tlachtga, near      Continued from page 9                                      immensely popular, these so-called
holiday,                                              athboy in county Meath, 12 miles from the            corners, and passersby are asked to give “a           “beggar nights” spread across the nation.
     For rural dwellers, Samhain marked               seat of the irish kings at Tara. runners with        penny for the Guy.”                                   The standard demand of “trick or treat” was
the beginning of the winter half of the year.         torches then carried this new flame and relit              The night of November 4 is known as             soon incorporated into the vocabulary of
Unharvested crops--corn, hay, potatoes,               hearths all over ireland, symbolizing a fresh        “Mischief Night” when children are free to            halloween, and the holiday became tame and
turnips, apples--were gathered and stored.            start for the new year.                              play pranks on adults--and on each other.             commercialized.
Cattle and sheep were returned from distant                in ireland and scotland, samhain was a          Finally, on the night of November 5, cele-                 Not much steam is let off, however, when
pastures where they had been brought during           time for traditional divination games about          brants burn the effigies in giant bonfires and        tiny tots in plastic dime-store costumes shuffle
the summer to fatten. Excess animals and              love and marriage, employing nuts or apples.         set off fireworks.                                    from door to door and mumble “trick or
those too weak to withstand the rigors of the         People also went from house to house during                When successive waves of rural irish            treat,” especially when a treat is almost always
hard days ahead were slaughtered.                     samhain. Failure to provide food and drink           immigrants arrived on these shores beginning          guaranteed.
     as in many other early cultures, celtic          would result in practical jokes being played on      in the 1840s, they brought with them their                 Window painting of halloween motifs
society was highly structured. in addition            the householder.                                     traditional halloween customs.                        replaced the soaping or waxing of windows
to the druids (the religious intelligentsia),              One popular divination game, “bobbing                 Young girls remained indoors and played         with candles. a giant step forward in artistic
the hierarchy consisted of a warrior aristoc-         for apples,” called for young unmarried              parlor games foretelling the future. Bands of         expression and creativeness perhaps, but not one
racy (called the Fianna), outcast warriors,           persons to try to bite into an apple floating in a   boys roamed outdoors, where their ritualized          calculated to relieve primal adolescent pressures.
bards, brehons (lawyers), historians and other        tub of water or hanging from a string. The first     pranks were often attributed to spirits abroad
                                                      person to bite into the apple would be the next      in the night. and the New World’s large
                                                                                                                                                                 The Roots of Trick-or-Treating
specialists, and landholders. Laborers, whether
                                                      person to marry.                                     pumpkins proved easier to carve into candle-               Today’s custom of trick-or-treating has
freeborn or slave, were at the bottom.
                                                           Fairies--the “sidhe” (pronounced “shee”),       lit jack-o’-lanterns than the traditional turnips     a complex history. during the Middle ages
     To make this rigid stratification of society
                                                      rather than witches and goblins--dominate            of the old country carved and filled with             children wearing masks would go “souling”
tolerable, it was useful to have an interval when
                                                      irish folklore. although invisible, fairies are      glowing coals.                                        from door to door and ask for soul cakes.
order and structure were erased, and people
                                                      always about. Not as malevolent as witches,                even as celebrated today, halloween is          These were flat, oval shortbread cookies made
could let off steam, however briefly. samhain,
                                                      they can play tricks on mortals, although            essentially still a Gaelic holiday that found a       with currants, and flavored with cinnamon
which lasted for three days, was such a period.
                                                      sometimes they are generous and helpful.             place in the american calendar of holidays.           and nutmeg.
A Time of No Time                                          One never throws dishwater or kitchen                 Oddly, two rituals of early america’s                The more soul cakes each beggar
     The druids had a lunar calendar of 13            slops out of a house without first warning the       halloween spread to other holidays: election          received, the more prayers that would said
months of 28 days each, plus one extra day to         fairies who might be passing and would resent        day and Thanksgiving. To celebrate elec-              for the donors’ deceased relatives. Because
make 365. From this comes our expression, “a          being drenched.                                      tion victories, it became a custom to light           participants wore masks, they were called
year and a day.”                                           Pope Boniface iV introduced all saints’         towering bonfires. The practice eventually            “mummers” (from momeur, Old French for
     The day before the extra day was the last        day in the seventh century to honor all the          died out, probably because the chief fuel for         “one who wears a mask”).
day of the old year; the day after was the first      saints. initially observed on May 13, it was         such bonfires--discarded wooden barrels and                also during the Middle ages, parading,
day of the new year. The day between the              moved to the first of November in the next           crates--was no longer widely available.               singing and dancing by costumed and masked
years thus was a special day—literally, a time        century by Pope Gregory iii in an effort to                in New York, Thanksgiving day was               mummers became popular in the British isles
when time stood still, when people could act          replace celtic pagan rites with the liturgy of       marked by public begging, a forerunner                at christmas and May day. One familiar
foolishly.                                            the church. it also was known as all hallows         of trick-or-treating. called “ragamuffins,”           character in many celebrations was the hobby
     Men and women cross-dressed. house               day.                                                 children dressed in old clothes or costumes           horse--the figure of a horse worn attached to
gates were unhinged and suspended in trees.                October 31 became all hallows eve, and          asked passersby on the street, “anything for          the waist of a mummer.
Owners found their livestock wandering in             November 1, all saints day. November 2,              Thanksgiving?” This ritual, too, has vanished              Mumming is an ancient custom still asso-
neighbors’ fields.                                    became all souls day, when prayers were to           from the Thanksgiving holiday.                        ciated with various holidays.in parts of canada,
     such mischief had a deeper meaning. The          be said for souls in Purgatory. in spite of these                                                          for example, it continues at christmastime.
druids believed that during these three days          formidable surrogates intended to displace
                                                                                                           The Holiday Turns Ugly                                Our house-to-house christmas caroling may
the veil between this world and that of their         the three-day samhain period, the old pagan              For crowded urban dwellers, halloween             be a vestige of christmas mumming.
ancestors became thin. it was a magical period        practices persisted.                                 in the 20th century evolved into an outlet                 Mumming is a feature of the New Orleans
when the dead could revisit the living, and the                                                            for letting off steam destructively. Mischief,        Mardi Gras (French for “fat Tuesday”), the day
future could be foretold through divination           Halloween’s Traditions Merge                         once limited to rural pranks--overturning             before ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.
and prophecy.                                             The earliest settlers of the american            outhouses, removing gates, soaping windows,           in Philadelphia, mumming is the centerpiece
     instead of being feared, the departed were       colonies were mostly english, and halloween          or switching shop signs--turned                       of a New Year’s day celebration in which elab-
regarded not as the dead but as living spirits        was not among the traditions of the mother           nasty. in the grinding poverty                        orately costumed revelers dance and parade
of loved ones. They were seen as repositories         country. instead, the colonists observed Guy         of the Great depression, willful and                  to the accompaniment of marching bands
of the ancient wisdom of the clan--sources of         Fawkes day on November 5, an english                 malicious destruction of property became              featuring stringed instruments.
guidance and inspiration to be honored and            holiday resembling halloween.                        widespread. even acts of cruelty to animals                                     Continued on page 13
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Why We Do What We Do on Halloween                                        been substituted for
                                                                         halloween’s earlier
                                                                                                    halloween curfew for those under 18 unac-
                                                                                                    companied by a parent or guardian.
                                                                                                                                                            acts was strained. entire city blocks were
                                                                                                                                                            vulnerable to destruction.
Continued from page 10                                                   playful pranks.                 The destructiveness takes especially                    cities responded by razing empty build-
                                                      in community after community, mayhem          virulent forms in big cities with decaying              ings, towing abandoned cars, removing
Playfulness Gives Way to Mayhem                   has supplanted mischievousness. cemetery          neighborhoods. during the 1980s and 1990s               discarded tires and limiting sales of gaso-
     halloween still has its dark side. Beneath   headstones are overturned or smashed.             in detroit and camden, N.J., two cities with            line. accelerated neighborhood awareness
today’s comparatively bland holiday festivi-      indelible spray paint substitutes for easily      high rates of poverty and crime, the night of           campaigns and watchful volunteer patrols
ties lurks a wild and wonderful night of          removed shaving cream. discharge of firearms      October 30th was called “devil’s Night,” a              during what is now called “angel’s Night”
letting go. But, as if responding to a dormant    replaces traditional noisemakers. roadside        time when anything goes.                                have reduced the number of incidents, but the
folk memory, an ugly tradition has resur-         mailboxes are vandalized or destroyed.                 dozens of houses--not always empty or              fires of resentment still smolder.
faced, largely in cities. a throwback to the      Windows are broken, and automobile tires          abandoned--were torched by roving bands of
dangerous urban halloween celebrations                                                                                                                      Robert Scott, a semi-retired book publisher and
                                                  punctured or slashed. so serious has the situ-    looters or arsonists. The ability of firefighters       local historian, lives in Croton-on-Hudson.
that led to trick-or-treating, mean-spirited      ation become, some communities declare a          to keep up with so many mindless random
outrage and property destruction have again


                Ed Koch Movie Reviews
                BY EDWARD I. KOCH

Movie Review: “Senna” (-)
     This documentary about the Brazilian
racecar driver ayrton senna will be very
interesting to those who follow Formula
One racing. The sport is devoted to the
use of specially-built racecars and cannot
be compared to Nascar which involves
souped-up regular commercial cars used by
the public. i pretend no expertise or knowl-
edge concerning either sport nor have i ever
attended either event. Because of that lack
of interest and knowledge, i found many of                                                                                                      IAA gave me a road map on getting into a
the old television news clips in the film to be                                                                                                    nursing school and nishing my degree
     i did enjoy the occasional interview with                                                                                                    successfully.   ey helped me realize my
senna who was the Formula One champion                                                                                                              dream to become a Registered Nurse.
on several occasions. he was clearly a highly
intelligent individual, and his comments were     thought. The majority agreed with senna
                                                                                                                                                                                               - Rebecca B
delivered in a thoughtful, charming manner.       and the president changed the regulation on
senna died during a race at the age of 34, and
the accident was attributed to a defect in his
                                                  the spot. it was a brilliant, candid moment           Become a
                                                                                                               REGISTERED NURSE
                                                  showing the head of the organization to be
racecar.                                          very unhappy with the challenge to his leader-
     One scene was particularly interesting.      ship but, nevertheless, smart enough to give in
it showed senna arguing with the president        to the drivers.
of Formula One about a regulation the presi-           again, i don’t think moviegoers uninter-
dent had personally put into effect to which      ested in the sport, and that includes me, will
senna objected. The president of the associa-
tion asked the drivers in attendance what they
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Movie Review: “The Skin I live In” (+)
Continued from page 13                             a brief mention of others. Vicente (Jan                             THE SOUNDS
                                               cornet), who assists his mother in a clothing
                                               boutique, is suddenly missing. The doctor’s
                                               housekeeper, Marilia (Marisa Paredes), has
                                               a dark secret which is revealed early on. her                           By BOB PUTIGNANO
                                               story is one that shakespeare might have
                                               used for one of his plays. Zeca (roberto
                                               alamo) is a very weird and dangerous fellow.
                                                                                                 cornell dupree “i’m alright” www.dialtonerecords.com
                                               The performance of every cast member is           “cornell’s Final Flight is definitely alright!” rating: 9
                                                   The bizarre story held my attention from           When i first heard about this recording
                                               beginning to end. it will shock you and occa-     i also learned that it was recorded approxi-
                                               sionally cause you to laugh. Overall, it is one   mately eight weeks prior to cornell’s passing.
                                               that will have you thanking your lucky stars      i was hopeful for an appropriate finale, but i
                                               that you and your family are normal, what-        also had some concerns. Put those concerns
                                               ever that means, and it does mean something.      to rest, as “i’m alright” is one mighty fine
                                               (in spanish, with english subtitles.)             recording, that finds cornell on his game, and
                                                                                                 is backed some of austin’s finest musicians. in
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                                                                                                 total eleven tunes are included, four of which
                                                                                                 are authored by dupree.
    a woman of extraordinary beauty,                                                                  it’s immediately apparent that “i’m
Vera (elena anaya), is locked in a room in                                                       alright” is going to be good one with the
Ledgard’s luxurious mansion and visible to                                                       opening “doin’ alright” (authored by
others on television screens in every room.                                                      dupree) that also features the great George
We don’t know why she is locked up until the                                                     Porter Jr. on bass, Frosty’s second line drum-
dénouement near the end of the film.                                                             ming is right in the pocket and works smartly      dupree’s tone and two solos are dazzling.Tony
                                                                                                 with Porter, Kaz Kazanoff sax fits right in, and   Joe White’s classic “rainy Night in Georgia”

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THE SOUNDS OF BlUE                                    bass-lines, Kazanoff ’s soaring sax, and more of
                                                      Frosty’s dazzling drumming. “cL Blues” is a
                                                                                                           who closes this high-flying tune with a tasty
                                                                                                           and bluesy riff.
                                                                                                                                                                       biggest stars, yet only ten albums were previ-
                                                                                                                                                                       ously credited to his name. dupree’s eleventh
is drop dead gorgeous and sweet, as is the            haunting slow blues by dupree that showoff               Kudos to producer’s randy reagan and                    “”i’m alright” finds dupree delivering his
percolating Bill Withers’ cover of “Grandma’s         dupree’s Texas blues roots. The closing              eddie stout for assembling a top notch band,                most blues-based recording, and perhaps his
hands.” Kris Kristofferson’s “help Me Make            “K.c.” authored by organist Mike Flanigin is         (did i forget to mention Nick connelly’s fine               best overall album, saving his best for a (bitter-
it Through the Night” seems appropriate,              yet another blues romp the hums along in a           keyboard work throughout?) and for giving us                sweet) last, bringing us back home to where he
funky and tight. cornell spikes the shuf-             “compared To What,” “Listen here” vamp,              one final top-shelf farewell to one of the most             started in Texas.
fling “i ain’t Got You” in his best Texas blues       both tunes are related to the great eddie            recorded guitarists of our time; dupree has
fashion and displays some mesmerizing guitar                                                                                                                           Bob Putignano www.soundsofBlue.com
                                                      harris where Kazanoff is up to harris’s tasks,       appeared on over twenty-five hundred record-
flurries. Pee Wee ellis’s “ham” is immensely          as are Flanigan’s B3, and of course dupree           ings backing some of the music industry’s
funky especially with Larry Fulcher’s solid

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                  By GAIl FARREllY                                                                                                                                                   ON STAGE NOW
                        The sign on the door of a     daiLY cleaning.
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                                                                                                                                                                                           – James F. Cotter, TIMES HERALD RECORD
                    pub in county cavan reads “a           “More bull,” the bull said, adding,
Thousand Welcomes,” but a bull who stopped            “Whoever heard of a pub restroom being
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it’s false advertising.                                    and it annoyed him that one corner of the
      “i didn’t even receive ONe welcome,” he
whined. The bartender claimed he didn’t serve
                                                      pub was set up for a game of darts, dominated
                                                      by a huge bullseye at the center of the dartboard.
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                      americans love quan-            with the ornery and argumentative Patient,
                 tity. They prefer novels to          who has committed a dastardly attack on an
                 short stories, symphonic to          old lady at the Post Office, where he works.
                 chamber music, feature films         among other things, Patient wants to reverse
to short subjects. They put up with today’s,          the roles of patient and shrink.
economics-induced favorite theatrical format,              This soon yields to another couple, Father
the 90-minute, intermission less play, only           and Mother of the Patient. They are at the
because that is mostly what there is.                 dinner table fiercely squabbling away, which
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ethan coen, a sometimes playwright, but,
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Three One-“acters”                                  even less likely arrival.
                                                         Woody           allen’s        contribution,
                                                                                                              surviving are the two, often-confron-
                                                                                                         tational sons, injured athlete Joseph, 29, and
                                                                                                                                                              bits of the ancestral language, to good effect.
                                                                                                                                                                   Peter duBois has vividly directed on
Continued from page 15                              “honeymoon Motel,” is more absurd yet, but           would-be college student charles, 18 both gay.       anna Louizos’s cleverly shifting scenery, and
goes from repetitious and vastly exagger-           being an unabashedly outrageous farce able to        also uncle Bill, 74, mostly wheelchair-bound         with an on-target cast. santino Fontana and
ated satire to shorter, unpersuasive pathos,        get away with it. it’s the immediate aftermath       and hugely xenophobic and cantankerous.              chris Perfetti as the very different siblings,
with plausibility throughout barely minimal,        of a skewed wedding, where the groom’s father        Joseph, who turns out afflicted beyond his           Joanna Gleason as the droll nuisance Gloria,
though any form other than outrageous farce,        has stepped into his son’s shoes with the bride’s    sports injuries, works for Gloria, 59, a hugely      Yusef Bulos as the troublesome uncle, charles
could use a little more of it.                      fervent cooperation. after that, every sort of       eccentric widow who runs a book-packaging            socarides as the prying Timothy, Jonathan
     doreen, a spoiled rich bitch, bursts in        cataclysm befalls the two involved dysfunc-          outfit, at a wholly unsuitable job solely for the    Louis dent as Vin, and Lizbeth Mackay and
on carla, her erstwhile nanny’s daughter, in        tional Jewish families, plus the fantastical rabbi   medical insurance.                                   dee Nelson in several roles, couldn’t be better.
the middle of the night. in far-away aspen,         who performed the ceremony.                               There is also Timothy, 29, a journalist         Make your expectations modest, and the play
her husband has died in a skiing accident.               if not much else, we get a number of            snowbound in Nazareth, Pennsylvania,                 will amply reward you.
she cannot squeeze out a single tear; what          pungent one-liners, and effective performances       where the action is laid, and any number             John Simon has written for over 50 years on
floors her is her panicky inability to make the     from, among others, steve Guttenberg,                of surrounding places have tantalizingly             theatre, film, literature, music and fine arts for the
necessary arrangements. she has an inces-           ari Graynor, caroline aaron, Julie Kavner,           Middle-eastern names. That emphasizes                Hudson Review, New Leader, New Criterion,
sant stream of related and other escalating         richard Libertini and, as a philosophical pizza      the conflicted ways of this double-bottomed          National Review, New York Magazine, Opera
demands, including to be put up for the night       delivery man, once again danny hoch. John            family, complicated by Gloria’s comic but            News, Weekly Standard, Broadway.com and
in carla’s one-bed apartment.                       Tuturro ‘s breakneck direction aptly contrib-        annoying meddlesomeness and Timothy’s                Bloomberg News. He reviews books for the New
     The bullied friend obliges, even though        utes to the torrential chaos, as does santo          unwelcome attempts to write up the duaihys’s         York Times Book Review and Washington
she has her own problems with Michael,              Loquasto’s décor, climaxing in a marvel-             past and present.                                    Post. He has written profiles for Vogue, Town
her new second husband, off giving a polit-         ously tacky bridal suite. The piece clinches              a judge delays the repentant Vin’s              and Country, Departures and Connoisseur
ical speech. returning, he is scandalized           the desiderated quantity; the overall quality,       trial because the youth is needed for the            and produced 17 books of collected writings. Mr.
by doreen’s usurping presence, which has            however, is another matter.                          impending important football game, and the           Simon holds a PhD from Harvard University
unexpected consequences. Other far-fetched               in “sons of the Prophet,” stephen Karam         siblings befriend him, which causes further          in Comparative Literature and has taught at
developments follow, making for even greater        presents a somewhat different dysfunctional          trouble with non-P.c.uncle Bill. There are           MIT, Harvard University, Bard College and
implausibility.                                     family: the Maronite Lebanese-american,              other characters (doctor, physician’s atten-         Marymount Manhattan College.
     Lisa emery is wonderful as the tyran-          financially challenged douaihys, ever so             dants, college board members) all female, who
nized carla, but doreen, to be even a mite          distantly related to Kahlil Gibran. Father has       contribute to the motley proceedings.                To learn more, visit the JohnSimon-
credible, let alone tolerable, would require a      died from aftereffects of a nocturnal car acci-           “sons of a Prophet” is often amusing,           Uncensored.com website.
very great actress, which Marlo Thomas never        dent, a collision with a decoy stag that Vin, 18,    sometimes contrived, and always minor stuff.
was. as Michael, Grant shaud is saddled with        a black football star, has mischievously planted     But Karam, clearly of Lebanese descent, brings
a ridiculous role, yet in the end we get another,   mid-road.                                            in all sorts of ethnic and religious matters, even


New Forum Format for Candidates for New Rochelle City Council
                                                                                                                                                              Vietnam and is presently a private detective,
                                                                                                                                                              felt he was “forced to run” because of a horrible
                                                                                                                                                              redistricting plan and the “give aways’ and lack
                                                                                                                                                              of commercial development in New rochelle.
                  By PEGGY GODFREY                                                                                                                            democratic councilman Jared rice, district
                        The forum that the          his opponent, democrat shari rackman,                5, enumerated his record of deep commit-             3, spoke of his family and professional achieve-
                   League of Women Voters           also an attorney, said she grew up in New            ment to New rochelle and how he moved his            ments. he felt his academic background and
                   chose for the New rochelle       rochelle and believes in “giving back” to the        law practice to New rochelle. he reminded            law degree form a basis for his deep under-
                   city council candidates on       community and working collaboratively.               the group of the large vacant lots and empty         standing of how government works.
                   October 11 created a long,            in district 4, ivar hyden, on the               storefronts that were once in downtown New                councilman          albert      Tarantino,
                   tedious meeting. carolyn         democratic ticket said he had lived in               rochelle.                                            republican, district 2, running unopposed
stevens, president of the scarsdale League,         New rochelle sixteen years and felt under-                roberto Lopez, former democratic                said he was against reassessment and irre-
had been chosen as moderator to read the            represented, adding he was “proud to be a            councilman and candidate for district 1,             sponsible development. in his view PiLOTs
questions, which had to be submitted before         democrat.” his opponent, republican Kevin            emphasized his long term commitments and             (payments in lieu of taxes) should end and tax-
the forum began. candidates in each district        Barrett, stated he had many years of public          felt he could bring New rochelle together and        generating businesses should be sought along
were given questions. The audience was told         service and as a “symbolic act” of open and          “move the city forward.” councilman Lou              with waterfront revitalization.
the questions were randomly selected, but           transparent government” wants to open the            Trangucci, district 1, said previously he ran             The audience posed numerous ques-
“inappropriate questions were screened.”            front door of New rochelle city hall.                on a platform of fiscal responsibility and felt      tions, and answers were given seemingly along
    differences between the candidates and               ilyse spectus, republican candidate,            he had lived up to this promise. For example,        political party lines. The first question asked
their political parties emerged as the questions    district 5, talked about the “lack of progress in    his initiative to request avalon land payments       was about long-term planning guidelines and
were posed. district 6’s republican candidate,      revitalizing the city,” and felt it was necessary    resulted in $9 million that was received by the      sustainability. Lopez asked why his opponent
steve Mayo, was the first to introduce himself;     to stop 30-year tax abatements so the schools        city coffers.                                        had not voted for the Greenr sustainability
giving his credentials as that of an attorney,      can receive more tax money and remain strong.             James earvin, republican candidate              plan, which he felt was one of the best things
entrepreneur and a creative problem solver.         councilman Barry Fertel, democrat district           for district 3, who was a staff sergeant in                                    Continued on page 17
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New Forum Format for Candidates for New Rochelle City Council                                           unnecessary and indicated his opponent had        concerned citizens for redistricting, felt
                                                                                                        nothing else to discuss in district 4.            Jared rice’s claim about reassessment indi-
Continued from page 16                              the question was a distraction and thought the           arnold Klugman, chairman of the New          cates he has no idea of the history of why the
that happened.Trangucci answered he had voted       emphasis should be on a improving the quality       rochelle democratic city committee said           minority district was formed to protect afro-
“no” because the plan dictated that the city join   of life and working on a master plan.               each side is dealing with narratives. $7.5 to     americans from the discrimination that was
icLei, an organization that dictates how green            When the question about the new               $8 million has been generated in taxes from       experienced with at-large districts in New
initiatives should be completed. he asked, for      parking rules which made it necessary to feed       home depot and the Weyman avenue                  rochelle. The councilman from district 3
example, if homeowners would like, at their         the street parking meters at night from 6 p.m.      developments. The city of New rochelle            should not be there to protect New rochelle
own expense, having their water and sewer lines     to Midnight and include an 100% increase in         bonded for $29 million in 1989 to condemn         from a lawsuit but to create a district. Jared
checked before they could sell their homes.         fees in the lots, Barrett said he did not support   property in the downtown and yet no devel-        rice’s plan was the most inferior. The lack
      The issue of how long Kevin Barrett,          this change and that many businesses are upset      opment occurred. The republican narrative is      of a lawsuit does not speak to fairness because
republican candidate for district. 4, has lived     by them. hyden countered by saying that this        looking backward assuming everything would        a Federal lawsuit is very expensive and the
in New rochelle, despite Barrett’s recounting       parking problem was created when avalon             have been built without incentives which is       committee could not raise the resources to
of his long history of public service elsewhere,    decided two years ago to charge for parking         totally unrealistic. You need incentives to be    pay $10,000 for the lawsuit. The residents
continued to surface. in his closing statement,     spaces and 1200 cars moved out onto the             competitive with neighboring communities.         should not have to raise that money. The
hyden was “blown away” by these claims              streets of New rochelle leaving no choice but            Lorraine Pierce said she remembers           councilman’s job is to prevent discrimination
because he said Barrett only recently moved to      to charge more, or to issue overnight parking       that in the past there were several real estate   against afro-americans.
New rochelle.                                       permits. as a result he added, his customers        brokers who had commercial businesses inter-           Jim O’Toole summarized: “it was the
      reassessment was the topic of several         can now come downtown.                              ested in coming to New rochelle but when          same old stuff you hear every four years, a
questions. rackman said there was a need                  after the forum, Laraine Karl said            they asked, they were not given an appoint-       bunch of broken promises.”
for equalization on taxes, but it was a very        the question about how many times Kevin             ment to present their plans.
expensive process. his opponent, Mayo, felt         Barrett had voted in New rochelle was totally                                                         Peggy Godfrey is a freelance writer and a former
                                                                                                             Mark McLean, chairperson of the              educator.

Don’t Frack with New York                                                                               been ravaged by hydrofracking to see firsthand
                                                                                                        what could happen in New York without
                                                                                                        the proper regulations. Ball also called on
                                                                                                                                                       to befriend this powerful industry, but all
                                                                                                                                                       i know is that i went to Pennsylvania and i
                                                                                                                                                       truly believe if the Governor did the same, he
    MOuNT KiscO, NY -- senator Greg                 immediate steps to protect New Yorkers from         Governor cuomo to further extend the public    would put the brakes on his fracking express,
Ball (r, c – Patterson) held a news conference      the potentially devastating effects of hydraulic    comment period on hydrofracking in New         taking time to get it right. Whether it be dick
on October 17, 2011, in Governor andrew             fracturing.                                         York to 180 days.                              cheney’s ‘halliburton Loophole’ or Governor
M. cuomo’s hometown of Mt. Kisco, N.Y.,                  senator Ball called on Governor cuomo              “Maybe Governor cuomo is focused on        cuomo’s most recent expediting of a process
where he demanded the Governor take                 to tour Pennsylvania communities that have           Calvi Qtr. cuomo and Guardian 10-4-11:Layout 1 10/5/11 5:08 page 18
                                                                                                        being President page-West.feels compelled                                 Continued on PM Page

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Continued from page 17                             life. all settlements                                                         of the only public      from the oil and gas industry to testify at that
for the convenience of billionaire gas execs,      are not to be taxed.                                                          servants with the       hearing. all invitations to oil and gas represen-
at the highest of levels this gas industry has           •      allow                                                            conviction       and    tatives were declined.
undue influence. New York state should be          local governments                                                             the guts to stand            “senator Greg Ball is asking New York’s
leading the charge to regulate this industry,      to enact or enforce                                                           up to the gas           leaders all the right questions about industrial
to protect private property owners, farmers,       certain laws and                                                              industry. Touring       gas drilling and what widespread fracking
sportsman and our environment by learning          ordinances relating                                                           the gas lands of        will mean for our water and our communi-
from the devastation in other states. instead      to oil, gas and solu-                                                         Pennsylvania            ties,” said robert Moore, executive director
the Governor is paving the way for fracking        tion mining.                                                                  should be required      of environmental advocates of New York.
without installing necessary safeguards,” said           •                                                                       of every NY state       “Before Governor cuomo opens the empire
senator Greg Ball.                                 Mandatory adher-                                                              representative,”        state to the gas industry, he should see for
    senator Ball is also calling for the passage   ence        to     an                                                         said GASLAND            himself how fracking has impacted families
of his recently drafted Property Owner’s Bill      environmental                                                                 director Josh Fox.      in Pennsylvania. New York can learn from our
of rights, which would set tough, new stan-        impact assessment                                                                  On the tour,       neighbors’ mistakes.”
dards for safe hydrofracking in New York.          process,       similar                                                        senator Ball met             “The decision to allow hydrofracking will
    The Property Owner’s Bill of rights            to New York’s seQr Process, to assess the          with several families who suffered 90% deval-      forever adversely change our state. Governor
(s5879) includes the following measures:           impact to the environment from hydraulic           uation of their property value following the       cuomo’s advancement of hydrofracking will
    •      Mandatory water and soil testing        fracturing.                                        contamination of water wells due to hydro-         contaminate water ways, pollute our air and
by an official government third-party for pres-          •      Mandatory       disclaimers     and   fracking. among them was craig stevens of          lands, and cause an irreversible industrialization
ence of chemicals used during the fracturing       warning statements on lease documents about        silver Lake Township, Pennsylvania.                of rural NY. it would be a bold but imperative
process prior to drilling.                         the risk of contamination of soil and water, as         “Thank you, senator Ball for this Property    step for the Governor to tour communities in
    •      all fracking companies must sign        well as the potential health effects, related to   Owner’s Bill Of rights for my neighbors in         Pennsylvania, as is being requested by senator
a Presumption of causation agreement with          hydraulic fracturing spills.                       New York. i have wondered for years why not        Ball, to view firsthand the harmful results of
the state of New York.                                   The genesis of the bill came in the wake     one of our elected officials in Pennsylvania       hydrofracking. ignorance isn’t bliss, igno-
    •      Mandatory full reimbursement to         of an august 2011 tour senator Ball took to        had the foresight to protect their constituents.   rance is dangerous,” said executive director
property owners by negligent gas companies         Bradford county, Pennsylvania, with Oscar-         Thank you for coming to Pennsylvania to see        for citizens campaign for the environment
for 150% of the real estate’s market value of      nominated filmmaker Josh Fox.There, senator        the other side of the story and not let money      adrienne esposito.
property, based on estimates prior to drilling,    Ball witnessed first-hand the negative effects     and greed cloud your judgment,” said craig              senator Ball hosted a screening of the film
and 100% of the cost for full remediation          that hydrofracking can have on communities.        L. stevens with Marcellus Patriots for Land        GASLAND in Peekskill, N.Y. The senator
of soil and water. The company will also be              “senator Greg Ball is one of the only        rights and a 6th generation landowner.             was joined by Oscar-nominated filmmaker
accountable for full reimbursement of the land     politicians on either side of the aisle who             in august 2011, senator Ball held a           Josh Fox for the viewing, which was free and
owner’s legal fees.                                has the heart to actually go and see firsthand     hearing on hydrofracking in Katonah, N.Y.          open to the public.
    •      Mandatory full remediation of soil      the horrific and abusive conditions the gas        where he heard from leading experts on the
and water, and free medical monitoring for         fracking industry is forcing on citizens and one   issue. The senator invited representatives


A Neighborhood Forgotten—Yonkers Ludlow Park                                                          sewage (wastewater) from three existing            is currently incomplete. This legislation,
                                                                                                      communities and a planned fourth, from his         which gained passage by the Westchester
                                                                                                      district to the Yonkers facility. This would       county Board of Legislators (WcBoL),
                 By NANCY KING                                                                        be accomplished by tying those communi-            would include updates to heating, ventila-
                                                                                                      ties into a sewer system that would flow           tion, and installation of an odor control
                    situated in the south-         smell comes in whiffs. it reminds one of           directly into the Yonkers plant. it is also        system at the screen grit building. Two other
                west quadrant of Yonkers,          those little stink bombs that seventh grade        noted that one of the communities currently        bonded pieces of legislation were for an
                lies the neighborhood of           boys are so fond of throwing in a hallway          houses a private on-site wastewater treat-         odor control system at the plant and at the
                Ludlow Park. a walk                filled with people. in this instance however,      ment plant. But the up county legislator and       Ludlow street Pump station, and the third
                through the seven blocks           the stink never really dissipates, it just         department of environmental Facilities             and final chunk of bonded money would
that overlook the hudson river has a               lingers. if you talk to any of the residents of    (deF) commissioner Tom Lauro believe               have repaired and upgraded the North
bohemian feel to it that attracts an eclectic      Ludlow Park, they are quick to exclaim that        that the Yonkers Plant is capable to take          Yonkers Pump station. as of this date, it
tapestry of homeowners. The streets are tree       the smell in October is bearable. all of them      the increased waste despite the facility           appears that none of these projects has ever
lined, the houses are a mix of turn of the         state that if you really want to experience        operating above and beyond safety param-           been completed.
century Victorians and stately Tudor homes         the stench that you should come back in the        eters designated years ago. Both gentlemen             in the meantwhile, residents of Ludlow
and they have sidewalks! it’s a neighbor-          heat of a summer day in July. residents of         cite that complaints have been reduced             Park still suffer a stinky problem. residents’
hood that is home to young professionals           this neighborhood also are emphatic about          to around nine this year and that they no          claim to fame won’t be their pretty homes
who are looking for a suburban neighbor-           their feelings of abandonment concerning           longer process the sewage on the weekend           but the fact that they share their property
hood with an easy commute to New York              this quality of life issue by the elected offi-    when the vast majority of homeowners are           with 84 million gallons of waste water
city and it is also the neighborhood to            cials in Yonkers and in Westchester county         home from work.                                    that flows downwind of their homes.
empty nesters who despite sky high taxes           government as well. as usual, Ludlow Park               Two legislators who have represented          environmental advocates will post stories
have chosen to remain in the very neighbor-        and The Yonkers Joint Wastewater sewage            those residents aren’t happy with the              about how great their tour of the facility was
hood where they raised their children. But         Treatment Plant are forgotten by their             prospect of having more poop piped into            but they won’t print a single thing about the
Ludlow Park has had a stinky little problem        elected officials until a new election cycle       Yonkers but are doing little to prevent it         odor pollution in this neighborhood. Those
that has endured for at least three decades:       rolls around.                                      from happening. democrat Ken Jenkins               tour takers only want to hear that much
The Yonkers Joint Wastewater sewage                     earlier this month, Westchester county        and outgoing legislator Jose alvarado actu-        cleaner water is being dumped into the
Treatment Plant.                                   Legislative incumbent Mike Kaplowitz               ally proposed legislation for odor abatement       hudson river. i do not suppose
    On a breezy October afternoon, the             (d-somers), proposed directing more                treatment that was adopted and bonded but                                    Continued on page 19
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A Neighborhood Forgotten—Yonkers ludlow Park                                                       existence within those waters.
                                                                                                       The residents of Ludlow Park are
                                                                                                                                                      wealthier communities within Westchester.
                                                                                                                                                          Two years from now there will be
Continued from page 18                          that when they get a spike in odor, that the       however, informed and armed with                   another mass election of the Westchester
the health of the hudson river is more          digester pressure relief vents are full and that   informational studies that they paid for           county Board of Legislators along with
important than the quality of life to those     they will discharge slugs of odors. Officials      themselves. They know that the plant needs         the re-election bid of county executive
who live in Ludlow Park; nor does any party     also don’t want residents to know that there       a new odor control system with enhanced            rob astorino. it would be sad to think that
care to mention that the same methane gas       is often a back up in the relief valves and that   ventilation ofthe screens at the grit building.    we will be covering this story again in two
that killed two men in Tarrytown is what        the backup will result in the discharge of         They know that three low profile, multi-           years, but more than likely, we will. Like the
the source of those two pretty torches burn     methane gas. Further still, when there is rain     scrubbers would reduce the odor and that           old saying goes… poop always flows to the
off at the entrance of the plant. elected       water runoff, effluence discharge is allowed       using a combination of sodium hydroxide            top… especially during an election year.
officials don’t want the residents to know      to enter the so-called pristine hudson river       and sodium hypochlorite would reduce
that the sludge overflow box doesn’t operate    and to again pollute the environment and                                                              Nancy King is a resident of Greenburgh, New
                                                                                                   odor emissions. sadly enough, what they            York.
properly due to moisture build up. Those        kill whatever life clings onto a precarious        will end up getting is the poop from four
same officials don’t want residents to know


Rye City Mayor French Charged with Building without Permits                                                                                           personally engaged in these exact same types
                                                                                                                                                      of illegal, secret, unsupervised, un-inspected
                                                                                                                                                      and untaxed construction activities for almost
                By RAY TARTAGlIONE                                                                                                                    2 decades in his own home, will lead many
                    On July 1st, 2011,          the home are douglas h. and carrie French,         direction, a home zoned for 2 families, secretly   to suspect that we now know why he was
                the rye city Building           who purchased it in November of 1992. an           becomes a 1 family home, while the scope of        unwilling to initiate promised enforcement
                department issued violation     examination of mortgage records from their         the undisclosed illegal construction improve-      actions out on hen island. additionally,
                number V0000758 to the          1992 purchase indicate the couple appar-           ments is undeniably substantial.                   anybody or any group who has surrepti-
                owners of 13 richard Place,     ently never disclosed to lenders that it was in         healTheharbor.com executive director          tiously known about Mayor French’s history
rye, New York. The violation lists “building    fact a two family dwelling - instead attesting     ray Tartaglione, who has led the investigation     of personal secret illegal construction activi-
without a permit” as its rationale. according   the property was “improved by a one family         of this matter, made the following statement:      ties would have an allegedly powerful ability
to 2011 city of rye assessment rolls, 13        residence only.” copies of the relevant above           “in the election of 2009, healTheharbor.      to pressure him behind closed doors to delay
richard Place is designated as a two family     referenced official documents are attached         com joined hundreds of other concerned             or halt any clean up and enforcement actions
home - with an unfinished attic - and no        hereto.                                            rye city citizens in helping elect douglas         on hen island or elsewhere. This kind of
record of improvements of any kind since             since 1992, when the French’s acquired        French as rye city’s Mayor based on his            public official who has much to hide is alleg-
1949.                                           the home, the city of rye has written hundreds     stated commitment to immediately enforce           edly susceptible to a wide range of patronage
     Yet in a recent public sale listing 13     of violations for illegal construction activity    local environmental and building laws long         and other political pressures - none of which
richard Place, the property is described as a   within its city limits. Thousands of dollars of    completely ignored out on rye’s offshore           accrue any benefits at all to the other honest
one family residence featuring new skylights,   penalties and permit fees have been collected      cottage community known as hen island.             citizen taxpayers of The city of rye.”
a new eat-in kitchen, a new “electric box       and the rye city Tax assessor has subse-           in hen island’s case, decades of secret illegal         The findings revealed herein wree
upgrade” installed in 2008, with a heating      quently raised property valuations and thus        construction of home sanitary, household           divulged before the rye city council meeting
system and roof replacements dating from the    tax collections for these improved structures.     water, electric and other systems today            that transpired Wednesday, October 19, 2011
mid 1990’s. No mention is made anywhere         Many rye homeowners now complain that              threaten the health and safety of all rye city
of the status of the home’s previous second     even a doorknob cannot be changed without          residents using or living along the Long island    Ray Tartaglione is the executive director of
kitchen, second entrance or other typical 2     a city construction permit and that their prop-    sound.                                             HealTheHarbor.com.
family home elements.                           erty taxes have skyrocketed to unsustainable            With this stunningly new revelation
     rye city records indicate the owners of    levels. in this instance, under Mayor French’s     that Mayor French has himself allegedly

Majority Leader McDow Uses the Back Door to Get Into the Blue Door Art Gallery
                By HEZI ARIS
                     Yonkers city council       by way of Blue door artist association             collaboration with the City of Yonkers*            on the 4th floor was authorized to be given
                Majority Leader Patricia        director Luis Perlman, and herself that is         we now have available for the use of our           The Blue door art Gallery for its exclusive
                Mcdow has crossed the           unbeknown to the Yonkers city council yet          members a new art gallery in the counsel           use. This verbal “agreement” was concluded
                line again. she has stepped     has been divulged without prior notice of          chamber of the city council on the 4th             behind a closed “blue door” without the
                beyond the parameters           intent, much less conclusion, by the alleged       floor of Yonkers city hall.” *[Editor’s            knowledge of anyone in the city of Yonkers;
                defined for her and all         perpetrators. attributed to Mr Perlman             Note: There is no “collaboration” between          without the knowledge of the Office of the
other elected officials by the Yonkers city     is the following in an October 17, 2011            The Blue door art Gallery and any formal           Mayor of Yonkers; without the knowledge
charter. she has become involved in a side      constant contact email blast, which reads:         government body of the city of Yonkers].           of the Yonkers city council membership;
deal involving The Blue door art Gallery            “We are pleased to announce that in                The above quote suggests that a venue              Continued on page 20
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Majority leader McDow Uses the Back Door to Get Into the Blue Door Art Gallery                                                                      Tribune, the scam of taxpayer funds is pres-
                                                                                                                                                    ently before the court.
Continued from page 19                           “legal document” that would permit and            Mcdow an alleged, though never divulged               Many will also remember the use of
and without other non-profits, schools, etc.,    ratify The Blue door art Gallery to               sum of $360 that was top have been paid          the city of Yonkers paid constant contact
being offered the opportunity for the use of     manage all future exhibits within the prop-       the 2months on 2011. councilwoman                email blast service that had councilwoman
the “available space” within Yonkers city        erty spoken above within city hall proper.        Mcdow has not paid the fine. Mind you            Mcdow use taxpayer funded software
hall.                                            how can Yonkers corporation counsel               the deliberation by the Yonkers Board of         services to promote only democratic candi-
     even so, councilwoman Mcdow chose           conduct its business after the “fact?”            ethics was discussed in executive session,       dates prior to the Primary elections under
to “offer” the said property for the exclusive        The Blue door art Gallery space situ-        that is, behind closed doors with no record      the guise it was a reminder for the electorate
use of The Blue door art Gallery for the         ated at 13 riverdale avenue, Yonkers, NY          to be had of the preceding. so much for          to get out and vote. Once exposed, she went
measly sum of fronting the money neces-          10701, was space initially bequeathed to          transparency!                                    on recall those emails claiming her conduct
sary to “lay down a carpet, and to install       it by Westhab for no rental the first year,            Yonkers city council Majority Leader        was in error but the “crime” had occurred.
track lighting.” The department of Public        with subsequent future subsidies such as to       Mcdow, presently “serving” Yonkers First         There is no way to recall the happenstance.
Works (dPW) would “pay” to pull out the          demand rentals below market value for the         city council district, is term limited.          she knew what she was doing was incor-
carpeting, and Luis Perlman would front          purpose of featuring Yonkers artists. The         Believing she is entitled to another polit-      rect. had she not known, one would need
the cost for putting up the track lighting       initial concept has been left in the dust with    ical job, she has promoted herself and           to question her ethical concepts or even her
that would in time be reimbursed to him          the preponderance of artists exhibited being      concluded “deals” to catapult her to the         competency as a elected office holder.
from the coffers designated to dPW. also,        mostly from hastings-on-hudson, dobbs             vacant “democratic Party” designated post             she presided over esPY, a non-for-
a certificate of insurance would be incurred     Ferry, irvington, and White Plains.               of Yonkers city clerk. should the Yonkers        profit formed to promote minority and
under the aegis of The Blue dorr Gallery              Only artists who can afford the              city council resurrect a position for a          women-owned businesses. under her
through Mr Perlman or dPW. such a deal!          membership ($40) and exhibit fee ($25 -           Yonkers clerk that would be a democratic         watch, the operation failed. There are alle-
and sO cheap! You go girl!!!                     35) may exhibit. Many Yonkers artists have        Party appointment, one must pray that the        gations of impropriety among the auditors
     No other likely interested party was        left Blue door because they were upset that       Yonkers democratic city committee with           scrutinizing esPY’s books. Mcdow has
contacted in any formal fashion to consider      it has been taken over by other artists when      have the ethical demeanor and intestinal         been good at keeping that debacle under
the “deal” offered by councilwoman               it was intended to support Yonkers artists.       fortitude to deny a thief such a position.       wraps as well.
Mcdow. she simply “chose” a “Friend and          Only Luis Perlman is from Yonkers. Blue           The posting will carry a remuneration of              Perhaps Yonkers city councilwoman
Family” member to do her “thing!” No one         door art director arlé sklar-Weinstein is         approximately $80 to $90,000 per annum.          Mcdow needs to be defined for what she
has even heard of this “proposal.” There was     from hastings-on-hudson.                          This is unlikely to happen since Yonkers         is. she is a thief. she has proven herself
no request for Proposal, that is an rFP               The river Towns, that is, hastings-on-       democratic city committee chairwoman             inept in serving the public good. she does
issued.                                          hudson, dobbs Ferry, and irvington do not         symra Brandon is part of the hushed plot         not know her rightful place under the law
     how did this “agreement” come about?        reciprocate by highlighting Yonkers artists       to appoint councilwoman Patricia Mcdow           and the parameters set forth for her under
did councilwoman Mcdow approach                  in their galleries. The river Towns for the       the Yonkers city clerk position. helping         the Yonkers city council. she is adept at
Mr Perlman? did Mr Perlman approach              most part adhere to promoting resident            her in this “game” is candidate chris            covering up transgressions of developers
councilwoman Mcdow?                              artists who reside within their borders.          Johnson, aide to New York state senator          who are quick to scamming taxpayers and
     This “deal” is illegal. councilwoman             it is disheartening though not shocking      andrea-stewart cousins, and democratic           homeowners alike.
Mcdow has no purview over Yonkers city           to learn of Yonkers city councilwoman             candidate designee to represent Yonkers 1st           Who will facilitate this next travesty?
hall property. she does not own the prop-        and Majority Leader Patricia Mcdow’s              city council distrir, who is a carpetbagger      Who will undersign their name in agree-
erty. she possesses no deed to permit her the    trespasses beyond the realm defined and           to the city of Yonkers, no longer a virgin,      ment in writing permitting The Blue door
ability to “verbally,” or otherwise conclude     delineated for her within the Yonkers city        concluding a “deal” in favor of Ms Mcdow,        Gallery the legal right before the fact ever
a contractual agreement of any kind. she is      charter. she is known to have stolen city         before he has been elected. chuck Lesnick        comes before a protocol designed to protect
governed by the tenets defined and delin-        services by parking her car for over 6 years at   will roll under the push promoting Ms            The People of Yonkers.
eated for her and all others who sit on the      the Buena Vista Parking lot at no cost. The       Mcdow to the position of Yonkers city                 is it even correct to give an entity that
Yonkers city council by the Yonkers city         BMW she parked there for all those years          clerk for the simply reason that she is Black,   is not subject to public scrutiny in the The
charter.                                         was not adorned by a license plate, and did       and he will chose to be politically correct      People’s house? how much more will
     Yet despite councilwoman Mcdow’s            not have a valid inspection sticker inside the    rather than spoil his opportunity for higher     Yonkers city councilwoman and Majority
“inability” to conduct any “deal” on behalf of   front window, only the expired inspection         elected office. he has worked out his own        leader Patricia Mcdow be allowed to steal?
the city of Yonkers other than to propose        sticker, thereby proving the year in which the    deals that supercede the need to take a stand    i wonder if Yonkers inspector General sn
a concept that would need to be vetted           car was “stored” rather than “parked.” a call     on this issue. Yonkers city councilman           schorr comprehends the temerity of this
through the Office of the Mayor of Yonkers,      for an investigation by Yonkers inspector         Wilson Terrerro (2nd Yonkers city council        conduct and its illegality? Will he stop it?
and thereafter approved or denied approval       General dan schorr had him drop the ball          district) will also ingratiate Mcdow he lust     Will Yonkers corporation council back-
by the Yonkers city council, the Yonkers         and deflect responsibility and a subsequent       for another political appointment. he too        track and backdate circumstance not yet
Tribune and The Westchester Guardian have        call for justice by the volunteer Board of        will do all he can to get along, in order to     vetted or condoned or authorized. are they
learned that Yonkers corporation counsel         directors of the Yonkers Board of ethics          get along. One more vote and Mcdow is            not behaving outside of the law should a
is busily engaged in creating a so-called        who chose to fine councilwoman Patricia           the next Yonkers cuity clerk. Who will           document attest to this “deal” before every
                                                                                                   cast the defining vote? anyone? everyone?        protocol is followed as delineated within the
                                                                                                   Only in Yonkers folks. Only in Yonkers.          Yonkers city charter?
              lETTERS TO THE EDITOR                                                                     Yonkers city councilwoman and                    When will this dysfunction and outrage
              Please submit your letter to the Editor electronically, that is by                   Majority Leader Mcdow presided over              end? how much more must Yonkersites
              directing email to WHYTeditor@gmail.com Please confine your writing                  the debacle of the Father Pat carroll Green      endure. Why don’t these lame-ducks fly into
              to between 350 and 500 words. Your name, address, and telephone                      development within her district only to          oblivion; must they exact another pound of
              contact is requested for verification purpose only. A letter to the Editor           have it exposed by the Yonkers Tribune           from the city of Yonkers. help! Please!
              will be accepted at the editor’s discretion when space permits.                      despite her attempts to hide the scam
              A maximum of one submission per month may be accepted.                               from public scrutiny. Thanks to the Yonkers
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Happy Endings That Almost Didn’t Happen
                                                                                                 less than a week after the uprising began.      by attacking Pearl harbor. Though many
                                                                                                 Other rebels called insistently for help        setbacks lay ahead, the circumstances that
                                                                                                 in the weeks before the security council        produced eventual allied victory were in
              By lARRY M. ElKIN                                                                  acted. a faster response, inside or outside     place by early 1942 – but only thanks to a
                                                                                                 the united Nations, might have meant a          series of missteps by the opposition.
                    News       that       col.   council members russia and china                quicker and less bloody downfall for the             d-day could not have been launched
               Moammar Ghadafi is dead           abstaining rather than using their vetoes.      regime. as it was, street demonstrations in     without British bases. a Nazi triumph
               brought jubilation across         also abstaining were india, Brazil and – to     Tripoli were put down by months of ruth-        in europe might have allowed Germany
               Libya and made it seem that       its shame, considering its NaTO member-         less terror, the city of Misrata endured a      to help Japan with troops, supplies and
               the revolution’s success was      ship – Germany.                                 lengthy and destructive siege, and atrocities   science – rockets, certainly, and maybe
predestined. Those old newsreels showing              NaTO forces, led by British and            mounted across the country. Faster action       atomic weapons. Victory in World War
the celebration in Times square on V-e           French air power with extensive american        might have meant much less suffering.           ii was a much closer call than we tend to
day in 1945 produce the same feeling, at         support in the early stages, needed another          On the other hand, the lengthy             realize when we look back at those happy
least for me.                                    24 hours to swing into action. By that time     delay allowed the rebels to organize a          newsreels.
     But these stories of an epic struggle       it was almost too late. Gadhafi troops were     government-in-waiting in the form of                 We can still celebrate triumphs over
between good and evil nearly lost their          inside the Benghazi city limits when 19         the National Transitional council, so           evil. Perseverance and sacrifice are often
happy endings. Victory for the good guys         French jets took to the skies and stopped       there was at least a semblance of order as      rewarded – but not necessarily quickly,
was never a sure thing. it just feels that way   their advance with air-to-ground fire. it       greater swaths of the country passed from       and not necessarily all the time. There is
because of hindsight bias, which allows our      was a scene straight out of a movie script,     Gadhafi’s control. a quick ouster of the        a greater element of chance than we often
emotions to trump reason and memory.             with the cavalry arriving at the last minute    dictator might have left chaos in its wake.     recognize. i believe in leaving as little to
     The revolt against Gadhafi’s madhouse       to rescue the damsel in distress.               We will never know.                             chance as possible.
police state began on Feb. 15. after some             history probably will record the Libyan         We tend to look back on historical
initial victories in which the rebels estab-     uprising as a success for diplomacy backed      events as though things could not have
lished their stronghold in Benghazi,             by appropriate military muscle. aided           ended differently, but that is seldom the
Gadhafi’s forces rallied in a brutal counter-    by an air umbrella and a naval blockade         case. strategic errors by confederate                Larry M. Elkin, CPA, CFP®, president
attack. By late February, western leaders,       that ultimately encompassed 19 nations,         generals helped union troops win the            of Palisades Hudson Financial Group a fee-
including President Obama and French             including several arab states, Libyans          Battle of Gettysburg at a point when            only financial planning firm headquartered in
President Nicolas sarkozy, called for            liberated themselves from a megalomaniac        Northern enthusiasm for the war was flag-       Scarsdale, NY. The firm offers estate planning,
Gadhafi’s departure. While they took the         who subsumed their society for 41 years.        ging. had the battle gone the other way,        insurance consulting, trust planning, cross-
matter to the united Nations security            it is a story of hope and courage, even         the civil War might have ended differently.     border planning, business valuation, family
council, Gadhafi’s troops pressed on.            though we may not know for a long time               Likewise, adolf hitler chose to break      office and business management, executive
     The security council passed                 whether the Libyans can build a peaceful,       his nonaggression pact with stalin’s soviet     financial planning, and tax services. Its sister
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time), demanding a cease-fire and autho-         ruins of the Gadhafi era.                       with Great Britain on his western front.        is an independent investment advisor with
rizing other nations to impose a no-fly               history does not tell us much about        The British held on through the punishing       about $950 million under management.
zone and to “take all necessary measures…        the roads not taken. Libya’s u.N. repre-        Blitz, the russians and their winter            Branch offices are in Atlanta and Ft.
to protect civilians and civilian populated      sentative, ibrahim dabbashi, defected           weather decimated hitler’s army, and the        Lauderdale. Website:www.palisadeshudson.
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Non-Violent Civil Disobedience is Intended to Shock the Conscience and Change Public Policy
               A Right To Be Preserved
               By ED KOCH
                   The “Occupy Wall              a massive loss in wealth to their fellow        is talking to, assert other causes, but         government. This huge public invest-
               street” protests have been        citizens, have come out of the Great            through it all comes the priority issue of      ment was shockingly subordinated to the
               going on for about 4 weeks.       recession with government handouts and          unfairness that one percent of the country      stockholders’ private interests in the event
The movement’s goals have never been             are richer than ever. There is a feeling        can have so much wealth and power               of bankruptcy which, in fact, took place.
clearly enunciated, except for one which         across the nation that we have been had,        compared with the 99 percent who feel                The vast majority of the protesters,
relates to the unfairness of our economy.        taken to the cleaners by Wall street and        powerless.                                      i believe, sense the unfairness of it all.
The protestors accuse many on Wall               the banks, assisted by a congress, both             i suspect that many who are                 among those protesters are anarchists
street of unethical and criminal practices.      house and senate, that protects the             protesting have no real understanding           who are against any government, some of
They blame the banking industry for              securities and banking industries because       of what happened. Of course, many do            whom are looking to engage in violence
causing the Great recession, beggaring           those industries fill their campaign chests     understand. The issues are so compli-           with the cops; others are radicals on the
the american middle class and many               with millions.                                  cated. But they know that banks, Wall           far left whose causes i often deplore; and
senior citizens to the extent that trillions          Those marching in protest in New           street firms, car companies and even solar      some are anti-semites. The bona-fide
in the assets of americans in every sector       York city and in other major american           companies have been bailed out. in the          economic protesters must make sure the
of our society have been lost.                   cities all seem to have as one of their         case of the solar company solyndra, it          anti-semites and those seeking violence
    some Wall streeters and bankers,             priorities the unfairness of it all. in addi-   was given $535 million in federal funds         don’t muscle their way into the leadership
who in many cases are responsible for            tion, they, depending on who the reporter       without due diligence practiced by the                                  Continued on page 23
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Continued from page 22                                   cops are professionals and lack of             that at the end of the day after cleaning,         snowstorm, most will be gone. i hope
and media and stigmatize the legitimate              responsible behavior by some in the                all protesters will be permitted to reenter        that the attorney General of the u.s.,
protesters and their goals.                          crowd, with taunting of the cops goes with         the park. i would rescind the ban on               eric holder, will by now have gotten the
     i believe in the right of non-violent           the job. When that behavior becomes                sleeping bags. My own personal view is             message. That message is that no one is
civil disobedience and believe those                 criminal, of course, the violators should          that there is no reason to sleep overnight         too big to jail and those who committed
engaged in it and arrested for, as an                be arrested and hopefully courts will see          in the park and that it would be far better        criminal acts contributing to the Great
example, blocking auto access to the                 the seriousness of the matter and mete out         for everyone to go home at night, shower           recession should be criminally pursued
Brooklyn Bridge, should be fined at least            justice including jail time.                       in the morning and come to morning                 and not simply allowed to buy their way
$250 and not complain when and if that                   What would i suggest be done in                protests in clean clothes. But that is a           out by paying a civil fine which simply
occurs.                                              Zuccotti Park, focal point of the New              personal decision. The NYPd should                 gets added to the cost of doing business.
     The exercise of non-violent civil               York city protests? i would advise the             insure against physical opposition to the          The Honorable Edward Irving Koch served
disobedience intended to shock the                   Park’s owner to go forward with cleaning           cleaning of the park.                              New York City as its105th Mayor from
conscience of fellow citizens and change             the park for health reasons – the health                i have no doubt that at the first snow-       1978 to 1989.
prevailing policy and conditions is funda-           of the protesters as well as other users of        storm in November or december, many
mental and must be safeguarded.                      the park. i would announce to the crowd            in the crowd will leave and at the second


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                                                                                                                           i cannot be certain of what     you may continue to call or email me person-
                                                                                                                      the future will hold, but i am       ally. if you haven’t written before, please do not
                                                                                                                      eager to rejoin the conversation     hesitate to do so.
             By HENRY J. STERN                                                                                        on public issues we have engaged           We give thanks for the strength that
                                                                                                                      in over these past nine and a half   allows us to continue our work.
                   some of you may have                   My relative silence is far more prosaic.                    years. i look forward to hearing     Henry J. Stern writes as StarQuest. Direct email
              wondered at the absence of             Two weeks ago, i suffered a couple of falls,       from you. With our new website you are able        to him at mailto:starQuest@NYcivic.org.
              commentary for the past few            one while trying to avoid a rain puddle at the     to comment on our articles publicly if you care    Peruse Mr. Stern’s writing at New York civic.
              weeks. an explanation is in order.     corner of 84th street and 3rd avenue, and          to. Of course, if you wish to respond privately,
     it is not that there is nothing to say about    the other while getting off an M86 bus. after
the city or that everything worth saying has         these falls, and considering the possibility of
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             and water underground to release        has approved an anti-drilling referendum. in
natural gas. The anti-fracking ordinance was         Morgantown, West Virginia, the city council                                                                  On Site Document Destruction
immediately challenged by an irate gas-drilling      passed a fracking ban – later overturned by
corporation, which is taking the town of 13,000      the courts. Massillon, Ohio officials recently                                                                 Same Day Roll Off Service
to the state supreme court.                          rejected a major gas-drilling lease.                                                                             If You Call By Noon
     “The threat to our water supply is uncon-            citizens of Pinedale, Wyoming, are
scionable,” declared dryden resident Jack            demanding that the u.s. environmental
edmonds at the town meeting that approved            Protection agency cut air pollution caused by                                        www.citycarting.net
the ordinance. “do we poison our water for the       fracking in the state’s upper Green river Basin.
richness of a few?”                                  south Park, colorado, residents are seeking                           City Carting of Westchester • Somers Sanitation
     across the country other towns frustrated       major curbs on gas exploration lease sales.               B & S Carting • AAA Paper Recycling • Bria Carting • CRP Sanitation
by the failure of federal and state authorities to        south Lake, Texas, put a moratorium on
regulate fracking are acting to protect property                                Continued on page 24      800.872.7405 • 8 VIADUCT RD., STAMFORD, CT • 203.324.4090
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Towns Take On Corporate Bullies                                            of residents.”
                                                                                Pittsburgh’s       city
                                                                                                           laws are stacked against flesh-
                                                                                                           and-blood property owners
Continued from page 23                                                     council sent a copy of          in favor of profit-obsessed
                                                                           their ordinance to every        fossil fuel companies. under
                                                                           municipality in the state,      the Bush administration,
                                                                           urging adoption of similar      congress exempted fracking
                                                                           laws. While these ordi-         from the safe drinking
                                                                           nances may go against           Water act. Thirty-nine
                                                                           state and federal rules,        states allow “private eminent
                                                                           gas-drilling         compa-     domain,” forcing landowners
                                                                           nies must comment on            to surrender drilling rights
                                                                           every ordinance, and            to corporations. This legal
                                                                           are forced to bring court       outrage, known as “forced
                                                                           challenges, significantly       pooling” compels land-
                                                                           slowing their ability to        owners who hold out against
                                                                           drill. Fracking companies       a fracking company to join in
                                                                           have responded to this          gas-leasing agreements with Natural gas drill rig (Photo by and courtesy of Sharon Wilson)
                                                                           local revolt by threatening     willing neighbors.
                                                                           litigation intended to               The trend toward local sovereignty is     recognized corporations as super citizens
                                                                           bankrupt and break the          quickly morphing into a municipal environ-     – backed by wealth and political influence –
                                                                           will of towns standing in       mental movement in direct counterpoint to      municipalities have no choice but to sound
 Drill rig with air pollution (Photo by and courtesy of Sharon Wilson) their way.                          congressional republican efforts to shut down  the battle cry and expend limited resources to
                                                          communities are hanging tough because            the u.s. environmental Protection agency,      prevent corporate bullying.
fracking to consider new ordinances protecting
                                                     stakes are high. Fracked wells that leak pollute      and state schemes to gut environmental regula-      This is their established right! Towns pass
property owners. dish, Texas, paid to do their
                                                     drinking water. Toxic, radioactive frack waste-       tions and strip agencies of power and funding. ordinances to keep dogs on leashes to prevent
own air pollution study after doubting industry
                                                     water, stored in open pools, pollutes the air              as a result, towns often stand alone to   them from defecating in your front yard. it is no
results. They were right, finding the air seriously
                                                     and groundwater, and it overwhelms sewage             protect citizens’ rights – ranging from corpo- different – and more imperative – to require the
polluted by fracking emissions.
                                                     treatment plants. Tank trucks that transport          rate threats such as the Keystone XL pipeline  leashing of aggressive corporations who pose a
     Fracking has been outlawed in both
                                                     the millions of gallons of freshwater needed          in atkinson, Nebraska; mountaintop removal     greater threat to private property, public health,
Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh
                                                     for fracking clog and ruin scenic country roads.      in stephens, West Virginia; the pollution      local economies, and our american way of life.
ordinance condemns fracking as a “significant
threat to the health, safety and welfare of resi-    Fracking industrialization hurts rural econo-         of drinking water by agribusiness in seville,  Glenn Scherer is Blue Ridge Press Senior Editor,
dents and neighborhoods within the city…             mies dependent on tourism.                            california; and the depletion of aquifers by   and lives in Montpelier, Vermont. © 2011
[drilling] allows the deposition of toxins into           unfortunately, defending communities             bottled water companies in Newfield, Maine.    www.blueridgepress.com.
the air, soil, water, environment and the bodies     from fracking is an uphill battle.Federal and state        Now that the u.s. supreme court has


Now It’s Our Time
                                                                         the oath of office, President     the conservative movement to look towards the      term of two terms, our “farm system” will
                                                                         Obama has failed and              future and dream big for our party, our convic-    be ready to blossom in either 2016 or 2020.
                                                                         disappointed          virtually   tions, and most importantly, our country. i        coming through the line we have rising repub-
                                                                         every prospect, pundit,           often say on my radio show on WGrN that            lican stars such as chris christie, allen West,
                  By CARMINE J. TORCHETTI, JR. and desire. he has failed                                   the liberals have had their time, they have had    Nikki haley, Bobby Jindal, and Marco rubio.
                       Political parties often                           to stimulate the economy,         their shining star and he was a failure. The       The future of republican-conservative’s is
                  look for leadership in times of   failed to create jobs, failed to decrease our          conservatives can now look for our rising star,    bright, strong, and very deep in credibility.
                  “political oppression,” as i like national debt, and failed as a general leader.         our leader, and our hope. Who is the star? i can   Like it or not, whether you identify yourself as
                  to call it. When one party is     during the 2008 campaign, i warned so many             almost guarantee you that the 2012 election        Liberal, conservative, socialist, Libertarian, or
                  in command for a prolonged        of this man’s lack of credibility and credentials.     cycle will be the set-up for the conservative’s    Moderate, nobody can deny the rising future of
period of time, the opposite party is determined    The “hope and change” was, as i used to say,           desired reality. it is not Mitt romney, who        the conservative movement. The liberal’s rising
to take control with their new leader and move-     “all fluff and no stuff.” Nobody would listen          has many issues with conservatives, such as        star has risen and faded; their time has come
ment-creator. during the 2004 democratic            to me, nor to anyone else attempting to open           his altering views on abortion and his health-     and gone. Our rising star is just about to be
National convention in Boston, Massachusetts,       the eyes of so many caught up in Obama-                care program. it is not rick Perry, as he can’t    born. The future of the movement for 2016 or
the sought leader for the new wave of liber-        mania. however, now that his presidency has            resonate with the people and lead the needed       2020 is bright, and it can and should be ushered
alism was introduced to the public. he gave         come upon us, now that his leadership ability          movement, it is not Gingrich, nor huntsman,        in by herman cain. Why? Only next week’s
a passionate and resonating keynote address         has come into full view, i feel as if i have been      nor Bachmann, and it is not ron Paul. That         edition will tell. Be safe and Be Well.
and was named Barack hussein Obama. This            validated. Now, as we stand on the precipice           leaves one. herman cain, in my view, is the        Carmine J. Torchetti, Jr. is the host of The
young, very inexperienced politician would rise     of history by attempting to correct this nation,       most conservative member of the 2012 G.O.P.        Conservative Torch Radio Program on WGRN,
in prominence throughout the nation and the         we can witness the political downfall of the           race. can he lead the new movement? he can         the Westchester Guardian Radio Network.
liberal movement. he was touted as a future         liberal leader sought after for decades. carter        certainly be the preamble to it. The ronald        Although very successful thus far, Carmine seeks to
presidential nominee. his run for the White         wasn’t strong enough to grab the nation’ atten-        reagan of the 1964 republican National             take his conservative message national in the future,
house in 2008 was unprecedented in terms of         tion, reagan was reagan in all his greatness,          convention was the precursor to President          in the hopes of aiding the cause of implementing
sheer popularity and stamina. he was untouch-       George Bush sr. was to the left of reagan but          reagan of the 1980’s. similarly, herman cain       common sense, “right” solutions to solve the problems
able and once that democratic nomination was        far too conservative for any liberal, Bill clinton     is the pre-cursor to the 2016 or 2020 presiden-    of the nation. Currently, Carmine is a senior at
in place, i was convinced he was our next presi-    governed as a moderate, and we all known how           tial election. a cain election can mean fiscal     Iona College in New Rochelle, N.Y. and is a Mass
dent no matter who the republican nominee           liberals felt about George W. Bush. so, Barack         responsibility, independence from any and all      Communications major. For more information on
was. The momentum behind him was too                Obama was the desired liberal leader for so            foreign aid, strong conservative social imple-     the radio program and on Carmine, please visit
strong for anyone to political defeat.              many and who was waited for.                           mentations, and the upholding of traditions.       www.theconservativetorch.com.
     Now, after almost three years since taking          Now, it’s our time. The time has come for         if cain were to win and whether it is for one
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                                  LEGAL NOTICES
In the Matters of                                                 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE
                                                                  INQUEST NOTICE
Chelsea Thomas (d.o.b. 7/14/94),                                   (Child Neglect Case)
Cheyenne Thomas (d.o.b. 2/1/96) and
Michael Thomas (d.o.b. 5/18/98),                                   Dkt Nos. NN-10514/15/16-10/11a
Children Under 21 Years of Age                                              NN- 2695/96-10/11A
Adjudicated to be Neglected by                                              NN-7129-10/11A
                                                                            FU No.: 22303
Tiffany Ray and Kenneth Thomas,






                             TIFFANY RAY
Last known address:          c/o Sharing Community
                             1 Hudson Street
                             Yonkers, NY 10701
                             KENNETH THOMAS
Last known address:          14 Intervale Place, Apt, #2B
                             Yonkers, NY 10705

          The petitions under Article 10 of the Family Court Act having been filed with this Court alleging that the
above-named children are neglected children.

              YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear before this Court at Yonkers Family Court located at 53 So.
Broadway, Yonkers, New York, on the of November 28, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. in the forenoon of said day to answer the peti-
tion and to show cause why said child should not be adjudicated to be a neglected child and why you should not be
dealt with in accordance with the provisions of Article 10 of the Family Court Act.

             PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that you have the right to be represented by a lawyer, and if the Court
finds you are unable to pay for a lawyer, you have the right to have a lawyer assigned by the Court.
             PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that if you fail to appear at the time and place noted above, the Court will
hear and determine the petition as provided by law.

Dated: October 6, 2011   BY ORDER OF THE COURT
                         _______ /s/ ________________
                         CLERK OF THE COURT
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 TRE FIGLI LLC Articles of Org. filed NY         JSM VENTURES LLC Articles of Org. filed         229 Bedford-Banksville, LLC Articles of Org.    DENNING PROPERTIES, LLC Articles of Org.               Office Space Available-
 Sec. of State (SSNY) 8/30/2011. Office in       NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 7/27/2011. Office       filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 7/28/11. Office   filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 8/4/2011. Of-          Prime Location, Yorktown
 Westchester Co. SSNY design. Agent of           in Westchester Co. SSNY design. Agent of        in Westchester Co. SSNY design. Agent of        fice in Westchester Co. SSNY design. Agent                     Heights
 LLC upon whom process may be served.            LLC upon whom process may be served.            LLC upon whom process may be served.            of LLC upon whom process may be served.
 SSNY shall mail copy of process to C/O Pa-      SSNY shall mail copy of process to Joanna       SSNY shall mail copy of process to The LLC      SSNY shall mail copy of process C/O Mr.          1,000 Sq. Ft.: $1800. Contact Jai-
 tricia G. Micek, Esq. 2180 Boston Post Rd.      S. Moran 709 Warburton Ave. #8B Yonkers,        229 Bedford-Banksville Road Bedford, NY         Philip Denning 191 Beech St. Eastchester,        me: 914.632.1230
 Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: Any lawful        NY 10701. Purpose: Any lawful activity.         10506. Purpose: Any lawful activity.            NY 10709. Purpose: Any lawful activity.
 activity.                                          NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Evofit LLC.           SUZANNE CALKINS, LLC Articles of Org.           TLHM CONSULTING LLC Articles of Org.             Deer Mngmnt seeks Lead Applica-
 Sitecompli LLC Authority filed with Secy. of    Articles of Organization filed with the Sec-    filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 4/20/2011. Of-    filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 8/2/2011. Of-      tion Developer in Larchmont, NY
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 tion: Westchester Co. LLC formed in Dela-                                                       of LLC upon whom process may be served.         of LLC upon whom process may be served.          to support analysis, design, impl &
                                                 Office location: Westchester County. SSNY
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 agent of LLC upon whom process against it       process against it may be served. The Post      Wildwood Circle Larchmont, NY 10538. Pur-       Plymouth Rd. Chappaqua, NY 10514. Pur-
 may be served. SSNY shall mail process to                                                       pose: Any lawful activity.                      pose: Any lawful activity.                       tems & serve as lead programmer
                                                 Office address to which the SSNY shall
 Ross Goldenberg 116 Storer Ave New Ro-          mail a copy of any process against the LLC      Notice of formation of 339A North High          NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Slips Enter-              for custom app dev related areas
 chelle, NY 10801. DE address of LLC: 1220 N.    served upon him is Albert Maldonado, 280        Street LLC Articles of the organization were    prises, LLC. Arts of Org filed with the Secy
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 PO Box 898 Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: Any        activity.                                       as agent of LLC whom process against may        agent upon whom process may be served
 lawful activity.                                                                                                                                                                                 Deer Management Co LLC., ATTN:
                                                 BEDBUG DETECTION OF WESTCHESTER,                be served. SSNY shall mail process to LLC       and shall mail a copy of any process to the
 Z METRO POLLIS LLC Articles of Org. filed       LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State     at POB 643 Bronx NEW YORK 10466.                principal business address: 1505 Nepper-         JAmbrosino, 1865 Palmer Avenue,
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 shall mail copy of process to The LLC P.O.      of process C/O Salvatore M. Di Costanzo         Agent of LLC upon whom process may be           Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY)   EOE.
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 Any lawful activity..                           Post Rd. Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose:          The LLC 2712 E. Tremont Ave. Bronx, NY          design. Agent of LLC upon whom process
 PUBLIC ADJUSTER DAILY LLC Articles of           Any lawful activity.                            10461. Purpose: Any lawful activity.            may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of               Prime Retail - Westchester
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 Agent of LLC upon whom process may be           Office in Westchester Co. SSNY design.          fice in Westchester Co. SSNY design. Agent      Uchimsya, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec.
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 13th Ave. Ste. 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228. Pur-     The LLC 10 Union Ave, Ste 5 Lynbrook, NY        57 Worthington Rd. White Plains, NY 10607.      upon whom process may be served. SSNY            Store $1200.
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