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 Vol 45 Number 46                                                                                                                                                                                 Friday, November 21, 2008

  Rye.com Sells for $27,500                                                                                           The 2009 Harrison Budget
           Domain Name Reselling
      Can Be a Lucrative Source of Income
                                                                                            Mayor Walsh Offers Explanation for Proposed Tax Increase
By Carla Rose Arnone                            What’s abnormal, Padawer said,                                                                 The following was sent on behalf of Harrison        budget, and watch our spending throughout 2009. I
     You have to hand it to people        is that an auction of this nature                                                              Town Supervisor/Mayor Joan Walsh:                         am determined to do so.
who have the wherewithal to think         received very little fanfare. But from                                                               How much in actual dollars will that 14.2
ahead.                                    experience, he knows that the deal                                                             percent increase be?                                                             The Past
     Jeremy Padawer, a resident of        isn’t sealed until the check clears.                                                             A house that could sell for $750,000 = $345.39               This possible 14.2 percent increase in town
Santa Monica, Calif., bought the          “Unsolicited offers sold into auction                                                          increase per year in town taxes                           taxes is indeed overwhelming. How did we get to
domain name Rye.com back in 2004.         often don’t pan out. It could very well                                                          A house that could sell for $1 million = $460.52        such a percentage? Among other smaller problems,
This week, he sold it for $27,500.        be that the buyer doesn’t come                                                                 increase per year in town taxes                           we faced: 1. unrealistic expectations in the 2008
     To most people, that may sound       through.”                                                                                        A house that could sell for $2 million = $921.04        budget for non-tax income; 2. paying for all the
like a significant figure, but the 35-          A domain name is the core of a                                                           increase per year in town taxes                           recent capital improvements; and 3. contractual
year-old Padawer’s most lucrative         Web site’s identity. The portion to the                                                              I know as well as everyone does that the econo-     salary increases.
domain name sale was $500,000 —           left of the dot is specific, and the por-                                                      my is bad — nationally and in the state, as well as            The numbers speak for themselves:
for Act.com.                              tion to the right of the dot is a gener-                                                       here — and that many people have their own money               1. Less non-tax income was received in 2008
     “It’s safe to say that my expecta-   al indicator of the site’s venue: .com                                                         problems, but the town problem just has to be             than had been projected.
tions on Rye were much higher than        is commercial, .edu is educational,                                                            addressed. The imbalance between income and                  Less income from Building Department fees.
the selling price. I feel like I did a    .gov is governmental, .net is network-                                                         spending has been ignored for too long, a problem         Although in 2007, we only received $2.5 million in
poor job marketing the domain             related and .org indicates a nonprofit                                                         that has its roots in actions taken long before I         fees for applications and permits, it was thought that
name,” Padawer said, pointing out         or research-oriented department.                                                               became mayor. I believe that this can be a one-year       the building boom would continue; and so for 2008,
that the domain was only up for auc-      Other ways of delineating identity                      Mayor Joan Walsh                       fix, if we act responsibly, cut expenses in this 2009                                     Continued on Page 5
tion for one week, and he only had        include .biz, .info, .name and .pro.
three days to market it. Normally, he     Outside the United States, the portion
is given two weeks to market and
make a sale.
                                          to the right of the dot indicates geo-
                                                             Continued on Page 5
                                                                                                                                        LETTER TO THE EDITOR
                                                                                           Passing the Blame on Harrison budget             Public Library in January, and Joan Walsh was            “previous administration” when the control was
                                                                                                                                            touting the benefits of a well-drawn-up, trimmed-        hers all of 2008. Let’s forget about what caused this
                   CORRECTION                                                         Dear Editor:                                          down budget for 2008.                                    issue and move forward to correct it. Officials
  Last week, The Harrison Independent incorrectly                                         We are hearing that the proposed Harrison              Now, the budget is unrealistic.                     should stop looking into the past and do what we
                                                                                      budget increase of 14.2 percent is a function of an        Let's be real. I do not envy the position that      elected them to do.
  published the 2009 tax increase as 11.24 percent                                    unrealistic budget for 2008. Last year, I attended    Mayor Walsh is in, since every budget from the           Pat Angarano
  in a headline. The correct figure is 14.2 percent.                                  the “meet the mayor” meeting at the Harrison          state down is being cut. But let’s stop blaming the      Harrison




 Adoption Day in Westchester                                                                                                                                                - IN OUR VIEW -

                                                                                                                              Spano Sets Bar for All Local Governments:
                                                                                                                                3 Percent Tax Increase and No More!
                                                                                                                                    County Executive Andy           costs beyond the county’s con-
                                                                                                                              Spano released his budget plan        trol, Spano enacted the following
                                                                                                                              for 2009, a plan that serves as a     cost-cutting measures:
                                                                                                                              reasonable request for the people     •     While there are no layoffs in
                                                                                                                              of Westchester and should be the      the budget, 52 vacant positions
                                                                                                                              guideline for all mayors and          would be eliminated.
                                                                                                                              supervisors in the county to          •     There will be no purchases
                                                                                                                              adhere to in this time of econom-     of vehicles, and overtime and
                                                                                                                              ic crisis. Spano’s budget calls for   equipment purchases have been
                                                                                                                              a decrease in overall spending        reduced significantly.
                                                                                                                              and a property tax increase of 3      •     All costs for the amusement
                                                                                                                              percent.                              part of Playland will be borne by
                                                                                                                                    “The economic environment       patrons, not by taxpayers, saving
                                                                                                                              we face today, as well as into the    another $3.3 million. This is a
                                                                                                                              foreseeable future, has and will      significant change in county pol-
                                                                                                                              continue to have an effect on         icy, long-awaited by many
                                                                                                                              every resident of Westchester         Westchester residents who didn’t
                                                                                                                              County,” Spano said. “ I am well      want their tax dollars subsidizing
                                                                                                                              aware of the tax burden placed on     the amusement park (more on               County Executive Andy Spano
                                                                                                                              our residents from all taxing dis-    this story next week).
                                                                                                                              tricts and how many are finding it    •     The      Department        of     “ I am well aware of the
 Mr. and Mrs. Keith Yizar welcome Charles (center) into their hearts as Scooby Doo looks on.
                                                                                                                              difficult to make ends meet. My       Community Mental Health has
                                                                                                                              goal is to continue to keep our       been restructured.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           tax burden placed on our
By Mike D’Ambrosio                        supervising judge of Westchester            ushered into the chambers by 22-year
                                                                                                                              county taxes down.”                   •      There will be no raises in       residents and how many
Photos by Ed Whitman                      Family Court, Kathie Davidson, was          veteran Lt. Ray Rodriguez, who seated
                                                                                                                                    Faced with a $46 million        2009 for commissioners, depart-
     On November 14, at the               joined by Judge Colleen Duffy and           them and made the families feel com-
Westchester Family Court in White         Judge William Edwards to give 14            fortable.
                                                                                                                              budget shortfall, coming from a       ment heads and other managers            are finding it difficult to
                                                                                                                              loss of $26 million in revenues       who are not in a union.
Plains, “On the record” was the way       children the gift of family living.              All of the judges greeted and
each adoption hearing opened, as the           One by one, the families were                          Continued on Page 2
                                                                                                                              and a $20 million increase in                      Continued on Page 8             make ends meet.”



                      What’s Inside
     Arts Duo Sings for Area Needy – Page 2
     Science Barge Docks in Yonkers – Page 3
   Combat Your Winter Heating Bill – Page 4
               “Harrison Live” Rewind – Page 5
    Westchester Business Beat – Pages 6 & 7
          Who, What, Where & When – Page 8
     Up and Down the County Lines – Page 9
                        Kid Scoop – Page 11
                      See & Be Scene – Page 12



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        Spreading Holiday Cheer in a Very Tough Year                                                                                                                                                    The
   Popular Arts Duo and Local Businesses Offer Song Programs to Area Needy
      Beth and Scott Bierko have been bringing
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too tight this year to afford a special holiday
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sponsoring a show at Maria Fereri Children’s
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Adoption Day                             member of the lovely family of Mr.
                                         and Mrs. Keith Yizar, and now has
                                                                                times to complete the adoption of
                                                                                their 2-month-old daughter, Sophia-
                                                                                                                               The court then provided a treat
                                                                                                                         for the families, with a sit-down
Continued from Page 1                    one older brother and two younger
                                         sisters. Arias-Yizar is a member of
                                                                                Soleil Chane. Both parents were
                                                                                happy and excited for the opportuni-
                                                                                                                         lunch at Anthony’s in White Plains.
                                                                                                                         The children had fun receiving spe-                   Press Release Deadline
talked to the families like they were    the Mamaroneck High School foot-       ty to adopt. “If more gay couples        cial balloons of their favorite charac-        As publisher of your community newspaper, Rising Media Group is happy to
old friends, which put everyone in a     ball team, where he is leading         were allowed to marry and adopt,         ters and hand-drawn caricatures of        highlight stories and events from your organizations. To ensure that we can accom-
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ety and tension that some families       make his adoption even nicer was       homes,” Molencamp said.                  DJ for dancing.                           are weekly and, therefore, we require that press releases be received two weeks
felt on this beautiful day. Each child   the fact that Davidson was his law          This year, the children (and              Davidson, Duffy and Edwards         prior to the event or RSVP date. Submit your press releases by e-mail at news@ris-
was asked questions by the judges        guardian. “I’m thrilled because I      grown-ups) were greeted and              opened their hearts to this National      ingmediagroup.com or by fax at 914-965-2892.
— for example, “Do you know why          waited a long time for this, and now   amused by Scooby Doo (court offi-        Adoption Day, and made it more
you’re here today?” which prompted       it’s real,” he said.                   cer Carlos Torres). Principal Court      special by having memorable photos
some dialogue that had everyone in
the courtroom laughing.
                                               Gay couple Jeroen Molencamp
                                         and Jens Pohland, married four and a
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                                           Jens & Jeroen with Sophia-Soleil
                                                                                                        FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2008 - HARRISON INDEPENDENT - PAGE 3

   Calorie Counter – Catch 22?                                                                     Chief Advisor to the Chairman
By Liz Ehrlich                                                                     of the Westchester County Board Charged with Theft of Services
     In today’s exceedingly looks-con-
                                                                                        Westchester County District Attorney Janet        under Ryan and worked very closely with him.
science society, where phrases such as
                                                                                   DiFiore recently announced that Gary Kriss, 64, of           As a result, O’Brien, a subordinate under the
“you can never be too rich or too thin”
                                                                                   169 Laurel Ridge in South Salem, N.Y., has been        defendant’s direct supervision, felt compelled to
and “one moment on the lips, a life-
                                                                                   charged with four counts of theft of services, class   work on these personal projects for the defendant
time on the hips” are common
                                                                                   “A” misdemeanors, as the result of a five-month        and complete them within the deadlines he
adages, it’s not surprising that the
                                                                                   investigation into his conduct while chief advisor     imposed.
ordinary consumer is paying
                                                                                   to the chairman of the Westchester County Board              Moreover, the work in question did not relate
much more attention to the types
                                                                                   of Legislators.                                        to the business of Westchester County and was
of foods he or she ingests. But
                                                                                        Over a 12-month period from March 31, 2006,       completed during county work hours, with the use
the question lingers as to
                                                                                   to April 5, 2007, at offices of the Westchester        of county computer equipment, software and sup-
whether or not this hyper-aware-
                                                                                   County Board of Legislators, located at 148            plies and county staff, in order to personally bene-
ness of calories, fat, saturated fat,
                                                                                   Martine Ave. in White Plains, Kriss used the tax-      fit the defendant or his wife.
trans fat, sodium, fiber, etc., is a
                                                                                   payer-funded labor of a county employee to work              The projects that O’Brien worked on included:
good thing.
                                                                                   on a number of personal projects.                      •     a book cover for a novel entitled “The Zodiac
     Westchester’s new Calorie
                                                                                        Kriss, while working as chief advisor to          Deception,” being written by the defendant;
Labeling Law not only suggests
                                                                                   William Ryan, the chairman of the Board of             •     a book cover for a novel entitled “The Houdini
that it is, but compels all fast-food junkies to take a long hard look at the
                                                                                   Legislators and acting without his authority, uti-     Killer,” being written by the defendant;
makeup of the foods they love. This legislation, voted into law 15-1 by the
                                                                                   lized an employee of the Board of Legislators,         •     a flow chart relating to donations and gifts
Westchester County Board of Legislators on November 10, requires all
                                                                                   Sarah O’Brien, a graphics information technology       made to the Yale Divinity School, where the defen-
Westchester chain food establishments with 15 or more locations worldwide
                                                                                   specialist, to work on personal projects during her    dant’s wife worked; and
to post the calorie content of their menu items on menus and menu boards.
                                                                                   work hours, including designing book covers for        •     a multi-page document relating to a referen-                             Gary Kriss
     “We have done our homework on this measure and the evidence is over-
                                                                                   novels written by the defendant as well as complet-    dum for the Ridgefield Library in Connecticut,
whelming that the law is both needed and wanted in Westchester,” said
                                                                                   ing graphic design work for projects for the defen-    where the defendant’s wife was employed.
Legislator Bill Burton, chair of the Legislation Committee.
                                                                                   dant’s wife, Patricia, who was not employed by               Kriss faces up to one year in the Westchester             Second Deputy District Attorney Ted
     This legislation will take effect 180 days after it is signed into law and
                                                                                   Westchester County.                                    County Jail on each of the four counts.                    Livingston, chief of the Investigations Division,
will impact about 600 chain restaurants in the county.
                                                                                        During the above-mentioned time period, the             He was released on his own recognizance.             will prosecute the case.
     Reactions to this new law are mixed, although most Westchester resi-
                                                                                   defendant was the highest-ranking public official            His next court date will be on December 8.
dents agree that the law is a step in the right direction for the fight against
obesity, which, over the past three decades, has increased from 15 to 33 per-
cent among adults.
     George Denti (of Eastchester) voiced a different opinion of the legisla-
tion. As the father of 13-year-old twin boys, Denti believes that the Calorie
                                                                                                      Change Seen Chugging Up the Hudson
Labeling Law will only give children (especially his own) an opportunity to                            Groundwork Hudson Valley’s Science Barge Docks in Yonkers
compete amongst themselves to see who can consume the most calories in
one sitting. Additionally, he believes that the new calorie listings “will give    By Liz Ehrlich                           tourists each year.
health-conscious women something to feel very, very guilty about, should                The recent political election and        The Science Barge was built by
they choose to splurge on fast food. If an individual wants to eat healthy, that   current economic crisis have made it     the nonprofit New York Sun Works as
individual should have the brains to seek out healthy food. Fast food isn’t it.”   abundantly clear that Westchester res-   a demonstration site for renewable
     According to Legislator Judith Myers, majority whip, however, “the            idents — and the country as a whole      energy, sustainable farming and inte-
intention here was not to tell people what they can and cannot eat but to          — are calling for change in all shapes   grated ecological systems — the
enable them to make better decisions for themselves. [This can be accom-           and sizes. Groundwork Hudson             future of energy systems across our
plished] by having the calorie information right in front of them when they        Valley, a nonprofit organization dedi-   planet. Along with its being complete-
are ordering.”                                                                     cated to on-the-ground improvements      ly self-sustaining, the barge hosts a
     Another Westchester resident, Robertha Lee, who works as an assistant         in communities and neighborhoods,        greenhouse that grows a wide array of
manager at a McDonald’s in Yonkers, doesn’t believe the Labeling Law will          has answered that call, in part by       produce — tomatoes, strawberries,
have that much of an impact, period. “A lot of people will bypass [the list-       bringing its recently acquired Science   lettuce, melons, cucumbers and more
ings]. Some people just won’t want to know the calorie count. I don’t think        Barge to the Yonkers waterfront.         — through an energy-efficient and
this new law will affect business at all,” she said.                                    On Monday, November 17, the         environmentally sustainable aquapon-
     It thus remains to                                                            Science Barge — a tremendously suc-      ic growing system.
be seen how — or even                                                              cessful and unique floating environ-          “This is a wonderful moment for
if — the pending calo-                                                             mental center powered by solar pan-      Yonkers and Westchester to have such
                                                                                   els, wind turbines, biofuels and rain-   a remarkable program on its               and emphasizes the importance of              Council president Chuck Lesnick.
rie labeling will influ-
                                                                                   water — was welcomed by the              doorstep,” said Rick Magder, execu-       going back to nature. I look forward to       Other partners include Riverside High
ence eating habits,
                                                                                   Riverside High School Marching           tive director of Groundwork.              all of the possibilities this will bring to   School, the Beczak Environmental
although it’s undeni-
                                                                                   Band to the Yonkers’ riverfront               In attendance at the barge’s dock-   Yonkers and the entire community.”            Education Center, the Yonkers
able that Westchester
                                                                                   esplanade, which will serve as its new   ing was Councilwoman Pat McDow,                 The acquisition of the Science          Downtown Waterfront Business
residents will resulting-
                                                                                   home. From there, this clean-energy      who stated, “It is huge for this com-     Barge was made possible through               Improvement District and the New
ly be aware of exactly
                                                                                   center will provide programs to thou-    munity to have an opportunity to see      partnerships with New York Sun                York     State     Department      of
what they are eating
                                                                                   sands of visitors, school groups and     the barge. It is a great teaching tool    Works, Mayor Phil Amicone and City            Environmental Conservation.
before they order it.
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                                                                                              In Your Backyard
                                                                                                                                                                             Rye Historical Society
                                     ‘Harrison Live’ Rewind                                                                                       The Rye Historical Society and
                                                                                                                                             the Friends of Rye Nature Center will
                                                                                                                                                                                       House, food of the early colonial set-
                                                                                                                                                                                       tlers will be explored and created.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   7588 to register for this holiday pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   gram. The Square House Museum is
                                                                                                                                             co-host a Native American and                   Participants    will     alternate    located at 1 Purchase Street in Rye.
                                                                                                                                             Colonial Thanksgiving program on          between the Square House and Rye                 The Square House Museum is
                                        with Dennis Nardone & Tonny Guido                                                                    Saturday, November 22, from 2 to 4:30     Nature Center to prepare these interest-    open Tuesday through Friday from 9
                                               Week of November 13                                                                           p.m. During the program, participants
                                                                                                                                             will have an opportunity to prepare and
                                                                                                                                                                                       ing foods. The cost is $10 for individu-
                                                                                                                                                                                       als and $25 for families. Space is limit-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information,
        Dennis Nardone                                                                                                                       taste a sampling of foods common to       ed to 40 people (20 at each location)       call 914-967-7588 or visit www.rye
                                                                                                                                             Native American culture at the Rye        and reservations are required. Call the     historicalsociety.org.
     The show opened with Host                                                                                                               Nature Center, while at the Square        Rye Historical Society at 914-967-
Dennis Nardone making a few
announcements:
     1. Congratulating the Harrison
                                                                                                                                                             Richard Halperin Memorial Library
High School boys’ soccer team for
                                                                                                                                                  The Richard Halperin Memorial Library presents             Delahanty, Mary Jackson, Kate McKenna, Carolyn
making the state tournament.
                                                                                                                                              Marie's Circle of Singers performing "Even More of the         Roberts, Everett Delahanty III and Wayne Eber.
     2. Discussing the proposed proper-
                                                                                                                                              Songs We've Always Wanted to Sing," on Sunday,                      Marie Traficante is the group's director and Andrey
ty tax increase for Harrison residents
                                                                                                                                              November 30, at 3 p.m.                                         Komanetsky is the piano accompanist.
regarding the upcoming 2009 budget.
                                                                                                                                                  Join us for a delightful afternoon of songs by                  The concert is free and is sponsored by the
     3. Commenting on the former
                                                                                                                                              Kander and Ebb, Lerner and Lowe, Jerome Kern and               Hildegarde Becher Foundation. For further information,
Food Emporium supermarket on
                                                                                                                                              Oscar Hammerstein II and Irving Berlin and others.             call 914-835-0324.
Halstead Avenue now becoming an
                                                                                                                                                  The “Singers” are: Rochelle Auslander, Frances
A&P, with a weekend grand opening.
     4. Congratulating the town where                                                                                                                                                                                                         LEGAL NOTICE
Nardone grew up, New Rochelle, for
being named Business Week’s No. 1
                                                                                                                                             Mamaroneck Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                                                                    The Mamaroneck Chamber of              meeting and greeting their neighbors.               ARMOUR
place in New York state for bringing up                                                                                                                                                                                                    MANAGEMENT LLC.
children.                                                                                                                                      Commerce invites Westchester resi-          Please come out and celebrate the sea-
     With Veterans Day just two days                                                                                                           dents to Santa’s Walk on Mamaroneck         son with Santa and our young carolers!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Notice of Qualification of
prior, Nardone’s co-host, Ms. Tonny,                       Last week’s guest was WWII collector Bill Fraser.                                   Avenue on Saturday, December 6, from            For more information, call the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ARMOUR ANAGEMENT
introduced guest William Fraser, a                                                                                                             1 to 3 p.m.                                 Mamaroneck Chamber of Commerce at             LLC. Authority filed with
World War II collector who has loaned                                                                                                               This is an opportunity for individ-    914-698-4400 or visit www.mamaro-             Secy. of State of NY
                                                     Especially of interest were the           Masterpiece Framing, located at 243
his collection of Air Force prints —                                                                                                           uals to do their holiday shopping while     neckchamberofcommerce.org.                    (SSNY) on 10/1/08. Office
                                                ones about local residents from                Halstead Ave., until Saturday,
“Aviation Air: 1941 to 1945” — to               Harrison, West Harrison, Larchmont             November 22.                                                                                                                              location:      Westchester
Masterpiece Framing for an exhibition           and New Rochelle, as well as his pride-             “Harrison Live” can be heard                   LEGAL NOTICE                                 LEGAL NOTICE                             County. LLC formed in
coinciding with the national holiday.           and-joy print signed by President              every Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. on                                                                                                        Delaware         (DE)     on
Fraser knows the story behind each of           George H.W. Bush.                              WVOX 1460AM and online at                                PZA LLC                                   PARTHIAN                               9/11/08. Principal office of
the prints and he spoke about them on                The collection is on display at           www.wvox.com.                                                                                   STRATEGIES LLC                            LLC: 9 Bogert Pl.,
the show.                                                                                                                                     Notice of formation of                                                                     Bronxville, NY 10708.
                                                                                                                                              PZA LLC Arts. Of Org.                       Notice of formation of                         SSNY designated as
                                                                                                                                                                                          PARTHIAN STRATEGIES                            agent of LLC upon whom
Rye.com                                                                 receives direct type-in traffic from people looking for Rye infor-
                                                                        mation.”
                                                                                                                                              filed with the Sect’y of
                                                                                                                                              State of NY (SSNY) on                       LLC Arts. Of Org. filed                        process against it may be
Continued from Page 1                                                         Some recent examples of two-, three- and four-letter dot-       11/03/2008. Office loca-                    with the Sect’y of State of                    served. SSNY shall mail
                                                                        com sales include:                                                    tion:      County       of                  NY (SSNY) on 11/3/2008.                        process to Peter M. Stone
graphical location, such as .ca for Canada, .it for Italy and .fr for     Guy.com – $1 million (November 2007)                                Westchester. The street                     Office location: County of                     at the principal office of
France.                                                                   MCC.com – $195,000 (October 2008)                                   address is: PO Box 3198,                    Westchester. The street                        the LLC. Addr. in jurisdic-
                                                                                                                                              Mt. Vernon, NY 10553.                       address is: 55 Mianus                          tion     of       formation:
      When the dotcom boom hit in the late 1990s, like many               Sax.com – $70,000 (September 2008)
                                                                                                                                              SSNY has been designat-                     River Road, Bedford, NY                        Corporation Service Co.,
fast-thinking people, Padawer registered multiple domain names            Rey.com – $80,000 (August 2007)
                                                                                                                                              ed as agent of the LLC                      10506. SSNY has been                           2711 Centerville Rd., Ste.
to later sell for profit. He especially gave preference to geo-           Tell.com – $400,000 (July 2008)
                                                                                                                                              upon whom process                           designated as agent of                         480, Wilmington, DE
graphical domain names associated with high-valued cities. Also           AR.com – $225,000 (February 2008)                                                                               the LLC upon whom                              19808. Arts. of Org. filed
                                                                          Jake.com – $100,000 (July 2008)
                                                                                                                                              against it may be served.
included among the 50-60 sites he purchased was his namesake,                                                                                                                             process against it may be                      with DE Secy. of State,
                                                                                                                                              SSNY shall mail process
Jeremy.com, which he uses as a working blog to discuss his                Via.com – $157,000 (December 2007)                                                                              served. SSNY shall mail                        401 Federal St., Dover,
                                                                                                                                              served to: The LLC, c/o
career as a toymaker.                                                         Perhaps the most money forked over for an Internet                                                          process served to: The                         DE 19901. Purpose: Any
                                                                                                                                              National       Registered
      Padawer used Sedo.com — the leading marketplace for               domain name was in the example of porn.com, sold in 2007 for          Agents, Inc., 875 Avenue                    LLC, 55 Mianus River                           lawful activity.
buying and selling domain names and Web sites — to auction              $9.5 million cash — an example of the most lucrative deals            of the Americas, Ste. 501,                  Road,     Bedford,      NY
his site, which closed Sunday, November 16, at 1 p.m. EST.              stemming from common words that hundreds, even thousands,             New York, NY 10001.                         10506. Purpose: any law-                       (10/17-11/21)           #5379
      Though he doesn’t know the identity of the buyer yet,             of businesses in a particular industry vie for, such as:              Purpose: any lawful act.                    ful act.
Padawer said that from the low selling price, he assumes the              Business.com – $7.5 million (December 1999)
buyer is a fellow purchaser of domain names.                              Wine.com – $2.9 million (September 1999)                            (11/21-12/26)           #5406               (11/21-12/26)             #5403
      “I’m just speculating, but I believe the domain would have          CreditCards.com – $2.75 million (July 2004)
gone for a much higher price if it had been a Web site for a spe-         Autos.com – $2.2 million (December 1999)
cific purpose,” he said, explaining that domain names like                    “I really do believe that if we weren’t in the midst of such
Rye.com are of value because consumers not only search the              a horrible economic time, that name would’ve sold for
Web through search engines, but also through direct, or or type-        800,000,” Padawer said. “The end result was really a combina-
in, navigation (when a consumer types the URL directly into the         tion of my poor marketing effort on it and the economy being in
browser).                                                               shambles. But my gut instinct is it will be back on auction
      “Traffic from direct navigation is of extreme importance,”        again.”
he said. “If that consumer wants Rye, N.Y., they type                         Any inquiries into Rye.com should be directed via e-mail
www.Rye.com into the browser on the chance that it’s already an         to Jeremy@Jeremy.com.
established site. As a result, on an every day basis, Rye.com


2009 Budget                                     pal. We also have to pay interest on those
                                                borrowings.
                                                                                                in 2008:
                                                                                                   A mandatory cut in discretionary
Continued from Page 1                                 Increase in bond plus interest pay-       spending of 10 percent in early 2008,
                                                ments for 2009 over 2008: $1.1 million.         and an end to all spending except emer-
$3 million in fees was projected. But that            It is wonderful to improve the look       gency items on September 1.
revenue will be only about $2.2 million         of the town, to improve our facilities, but       Overtime was eliminated, except in the
by year’s end.                                  we also have to plan how we will pay for        Police Department and the Department
  Less income from fees on mortgages.           them, in a responsible manner.                  of Public Works, and even those two
Although, in 2007, revenue from this                  4. Increase in salaries.                  departments were expected to use that
source was already slowing; it was still              We have four unions, and all four         budget line carefully. In 2009, those two
projected to be at the same $3.1 million.       had three-year contract renewals signed         departments will be expected to further
   Less interest on funds in the bank.          in late 2007. If you compare the listed         reduce overtime.
Interest was cut from 5 percent to under        figures for 2008 and 2009 for various             An outside agency was hired to collect
2 percent. Interest earnings for 2008 had       individuals, it looks as if there were huge     the court fines from out-of-state
been projected to be $1.6 million. Actual       increases, but that covers three years of       scofflaws whom we had not been able to
interest received will be about $625,000.       raises. The fact is that the 2008 budget        pursue.
  Less income from sales taxes – a short-       numbers reflect the 2006 salaries. The
fall of about $75,000.                          contracts were all settled at the end of                       Budget Cuts
      Estimated loss in income for 2008:        2007, and the adopted Final Budget did                If we had followed past practices,
$2.2 million                                    not reflect those increases.                    and given each department head almost
      2. Substantial decrease in the                  Raises for 2007 (3.75 percent) were       what they requested, we would have had
General Fund.                                   paid in January 2008, and the 2008 rais-        a 25 percent tax increase. Instead, we cut
      The General Fund is the town’s            es (4 percent) went into effect at the          — and cut hard — and that produced the
savings account. When revenues exceed           same time. By contract, we are obligated        11 percent reduction.
expenses in any year, the surplus is put        to pay 4.25 percent increases for 2009.               Comptroller Maureen MacKen-zie
into this fund for emergencies and other              We have offset some of this cost by       and I have met with every department
unexpected expenses, as well as to              not filling positions when people retired,      head and, with each one, cut his or her
smooth out the ups and downs in the tax         and eliminating positions that were bud-        budget wherever possible. The members
rate. In 2000, this General Fund account        geted but not filled (total of nine).           of the Town Board and I will continue to
was close to $8 million. Since then, it has                                                     look for other ways to cut expenses, or
steadily gone down, as it was used to pay                      The Present                      raise other revenues that will not impact
for non-budgeted items. In 2008, due to               In this 2009 budget, we have used         every homeowner. We don’t like this
the shortfall in our income, and after we       much more realistic figures.                    increase any more than you do, but we
pay all our bills (remember that $2.2 mil-            Be aware that every $327,000 in           must act responsibly.
lion we did not receive in income?), that       increased expenses equals 1 percent in                Since 2000, our tax rate has risen
fund will have a balance of about               the tax rate.                                   from $142.51 per thousand to the 2008
$200,000.                                             Decreasing anticipated revenues           rate of $223.29 per thousand. The Town
      $800,000 from that fund was used          from categories that we can’t control by        Board and I will work diligently to try to
to reduce the 2008 tax increase. Such           $3.3 million. These areas were over-bud-        ensure that the rate of $254.68 per thou-
funds are not available for 2009’s budg-        geted last year.                                sand in 2009 is a one-year aberration,
et. This very low balance may well affect             Increasing other revenue categories       and taxes will hold steady or go down in
our bond rating. Both Moody’s and               we can control — by $2.1 million.               2010.
Standard and Poor’s raised red flags in               Projecting a sale of real property.             Thank you for your interest, and for
2007.                                           The town owns parcels of land in various        reading this long explanation. I hope that
      3. Issuance of bonds, and the cost        areas, and the sale of one or two, in areas     you find it clear and understandable.
of them.                                        that do not decrease our recreational                 If you have questions, comments or
      In 2000, our outstanding bonds            “green space,” would gain us at least $1        suggestions, please e-mail me at
totaled $33 million.                            million. This land would be put up for          jwalsh@harrison-ny.gov.
      The estimate for the end of 2008 is       auction.                                        Joan B. Walsh
$69 million. And that is just the princi-             Economy measures that were taken          Mayor
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                                                        Westchester Business Beat
                                            CRISIS GUIDE                                                                                                    Glen Marsh Joins Houlihan Lawrence
                                                                                                                                                                Glen Marsh has joined Houlihan
                                         Fixing Mortgage Problems                                                                                          Lawrence’s White Plains office. He
                                                                                                                                                           will be responsible for the sales and
By Frank Sisco, CPA, PFS               tion of these, even when the cur-     by curtailing lifestyle, slashing                                             marketing of residential properties in
      If you are having a mortgage     rent mortgage balance is greater      consumer spending, restructuring                                              Westchester.
problem, you may qualify for a         than the home's current value. For    businesses, and scaling back                                                       Marsh is a member of the
“loan modification” through your       a loan modification, along with       plans, including children's educa-                                            Westchester County Board of Realtors.
current lender, possibly saving        your advisor enroll the help of a     tion at private schools. If you are                                           As a 12-year resident of White Plains,
your home from foreclosure.            specialist who has done several.      a business owner, you should con-                                             he is familiar with the local market and
Other steps to consider include              For example, in my advisory     sider focusing on core business                                               specializes in single-family homes and
raising cash and using it as a tem-    services, I use a specialist. Leo     activities and forestall new untest-                                          condominium as well as cooperative
porary measure until your income       Minaya has significant experience     ed business areas with reliable                                               apartments.
is increased, or selling your home     from assisting on several scores of   income. Or, perhaps sell off parts                                                 Houlihan Lawrence is the area's
while you can. Because it is like-     modifications in the Florida area     of your business. Keeping the                                                 largest independently owned company
ly that the worldwide economic         in cases that are made quite diffi-   mortgage        lender      apprised                                          with 34 offices and more than 1,000
crisis will worsen, it is very         cult because of the low home val-     throughout the workout period is                                              real estate agents serving the
important for you to act now and       uations and depressed incomes.        essential. However, if after three                                            Westchester, Dutchess and Putnam
not wait to be saved by federal        He can be reached at 914-912-         months you have not developed a                 Frank Sisco                   markets. Visit the Web site at
and state rescue plans, mortgage-      2223              or             at   permanent solution, you will need                                             www.houlihanlawrence.com.
relief programs, or the economy        www.CrisisRadioShow.com to            to take more drastic steps like
to turn around. Here are some          find out information about our        those below.
pointers.                              weekly AM radio show (in                    Step #4 – Take hard steps to     solution, because losing your
      Step #1 – Get an advisor         English and in Spanish) that pro-     avoid       harder       situations.   home in foreclosure has even
and develop a personalized plan        vides detailed info.                  Sometimes, the cash problem is         worse consequences, financial
of action. Because of the com-               Step #2 – Prepare the infor-    not resolvable, especially when a      and emotional. Also, bankruptcy
plexities, consider an attorney,       mation needed to develop a real-      mortgage (such as an option            should be only a last resort.
CPA, mortgage broker, a special-       istic plan. In addition to a sum-     ARM), resets and the mortgage               The key is to enroll help,
ist in loan modifications, or some-    mary of objectives and house          payment skyrockets beyond the          develop a plan right away, keep
one you can trust who can under-       information, prepare your finan-      ability to handle it. Refinancing      your lender involved, work out a
stand finance, analyze informa-        cial picture from two standpoints:    may not be possible because of a       loan modification plan or pursue
tion and make excellent decisions.     1. a financial snapshot of your       lack of equity due to plummeting       alternative strategies as early as
It may be possible to resolve the      assets and liabilities, and 2. a      home values. Modification pro-         possible.
cash shortfall by (a) raising cash     financial snapshot of cash flows.     grams may not help either.                  About the author: Frank
temporarily until a more perma-        More about these snapshots in the     Unfortunately, in these situations     Sisco is a CPA, personal financial
nent solution (such as a better        next column.                          it is usually wise to sell the home    specialist and video journalist
higher paying job or second                  Step #3 – Get current on        as soon as possible, pay off the       who writes on topics related to life
income) could be worked out and        your mortgage payment by rais-        mortgage, and either rent or pur-      and money. He can be reached by
(b) working out a "loan modifica-      ing temporary cash. Raise cash        chase a more affordable home.          e-mail at ideas money@aol.com
tion" through your current lender.     by selling investments, annuities     The financial hardship and emo-        or by phone at 914-589-1013 in
In a loan modification, the lender     and or other assets, withdrawing      tional heartache will seem unbear-     order to express your opinion
modifies the mortgage terms to         from retirement plans, and bor-       able, but there is hope in a new       about this article or to obtain
reduce the monthly mortgage pay-       rowing on cash value life insur-      more affordable life. At all costs,    copies of prior articles.Sisco, his
ment, the interest rate, the princi-   ance.                                 you should avoid needless delays       wife and daughter reside in New
pal balance owed, or a combina-              Money could also be raised      in taking action and working out a     Rochelle.




                                                     Ask the Appraiser
     Question: We were looking for a home in            Answer: This is a fairly typical question      footage and the appraiser, due to guidelines,
Yonkers and saw an ad for a new home that          with a very simple answer. However, I am            was correct in his/her methodology. Hope this
stated, “over 3,300 square feet, w/three bed-      going to hypothetically consider the basement       helps.
rooms and three bathrooms.” We eventually          to be below grade, or ground level. Although             E-mail your appraisal questions to
purchased the home but did not read the            rooms, including bathrooms, are considered          PriorityAS@msn.com.
appraisal until nine months after we closed.       within the appraiser’s analysis, due to federal          About the author: Anthony Sarro has over
We noticed that in the appraisal, our home was     regulations and guidelines, these items are not     20 years of experience in Westchester real
noted to be only 2,300 square feet with two        considered to be “living area.” As such, the        estate appraisals. Since 1992, he is the owner
full bathrooms. We called the builder and he       appraiser cannot utilize the square footage         and president of Priority Appraisal Services,
told us “it probably had something to do with      and/or rooms below grade as living area, but        Ltd., 81 Pondfield Rd. #231 in Bronxville. Call
the basement and that appraisers measure           as “basement area” only. So it appears as           914-793-9688, or visit www.Appraisal
houses differently.” How is this possible and      though the builder may not have been incor-         Priority.com       or      www.NewYorkCity
why such a significant difference?                 rect in his/her statement of overall square         Appraisals.com.
                                                                                                              FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2008 - HARRISON INDEPENDENT - PAGE 7


                                                          Westchester Business Beat
                  Supermajority on City Council Approves Findings Statement for SFC Plan
                                                                                        87 Nepperhan Landmarking Fails
By Dan Murphy                                                                                                                                                                                        the little or no mention of the daylighting of the Saw Mill
      Last week’s City Council vote to accept the Findings                                                                                                                                           River at Getty Square/Chicken Island, and at Larkin Plaza. “I
Statement for the Struever Fidelco Cappelli (SFC) $1.6 bil-                                                                                                                                          have asked the developer to give us a funding analysis, but
lion redevelopment plan for downtown Yonkers was a sig-                                                                                                                                              there is no breakdown in the Findings Statement — just a
nificant step toward the final approval of this much-needed                                                                                                                                          vague paragraph.”
project to continue the renaissance occurring in the                                                                                                                                                       McDow said that while she was voting for the findings,
Downtown Waterfront District.                                                                                                                                                                        “there remain several outstanding issues including zoning,
      The       council        met      for     more      than                                                                                                                                       the fire department, the TIF, and the CBA. These issues will
six hours before voting 5-2, a supermajority, to accept the                                                                                                                                          be addressed in the LDA, and I hope we don’t rush through
Findings Statement for the SFC plan. This approval sends                                                                                                                                             the LDA, but instead spell out the final specifics. We cannot
the project to the final stages of council approval, with the                                                                                                                                        fast-forward the LDA.”
council to vote in the near future on the Land Disposition                                                                                                                                                 Pushing the findings through to council approval was
Agreement (LDA) and approving a Tax Incremental                                                                                                                                                      Council President Lesnick. “The council negotiated the find-
Financing (TIF) plan to pay for the $160 million in infra-                                                                                                                                           ings based on the Final Environmental Impact Statement.
structure improvements to the downtown.                                                                                                                                                              Some of the negotiations were concluded quickly; others had
      The Findings Statement was a document negotiated by                                                                                                                                            to be worked on at the council meeting late into the night, and
the council and the developers, which outlined in detail most                                                                                                                                        some final negotiations will be concluded as part of the
of the specifics of the project. Negotiations on the Findings                                                                                                                                        LDA,” Lesnick said. “We continue to work toward shaping
Statement ran into the wee hours of last week’s council                                                                                                                                              the best project for the citizens of Yonkers — one that also
meeting, with both sides finally agreeing on the following                                                                                                                                           meets the financial concerns of the developers in this tough
four key points:                                                                                                                                                                                     economy.”
      1) Fourteen percent of the housing units to be built                                                                                                                                                 At the same meeting, the council voted 6-1 not to desig-
will be affordable housing units. This number increased                                                                                                                                              nate 87 Nepperhan Avenue as a landmark, clearing the way
from 6 percent to 10 percent to, finally, 14 percent. Three                                                                                                                                          for the outdated building to be demolished once construction
percent of the affordable units will be built onsite, at River                                                                                                                                       begins.
Park Center, in the two residential towers to be built at the                                                                                                                                              Mayor Phil Amicone continues to be a strong supporter
corners of the 11-story retail complex and minor league sta-                                                                                                                                         of the SFC plan. “The City Council completed its review of
dium, located at Chicken Island.                                                          An updated rendering of the proposed River Park Center                                                     the SFC project and, in a strong show of bipartisan support
      Another 3 percent will be built offsite, and SFC will pay                                                                                                                                      for our ongoing efforts to revitalize downtown Yonkers,
for the other 8 percent by paying into an affordable housing      firefighters packed the council chambers last week to express   McLaughlin said, “This has been a long process and a lot of        voted to approve what will be the most important economic
fund, at the rate of $61,000 per unit. SFC and the council also   their continued concerns about the project. The cost of relo-   issues were addressed. I was in agreement with the concept         development initiative in our city's history. I want to com-
agreed to Area Media Income guidelines for River Park             cating the Yonkers Fire Department from New Main Street to      but needed to be sold on the details. I have heard the public      mend the coalition of councilmembers who voted in favor of
Center and all of the affordable housing units. The increase to   a temporary location on St. Casimir’s Place will also be paid   loud and clear; they believe in the economic redevelopment         the project and, in so doing, have helped to move Yonkers
14 percent signifies a victory for Councilwoman Pat McDow,        for by SFC.                                                     of the downtown. In challenging economic times, this is a          forward,” he said.
who has been — and continues to be — a fierce advocate for              4) The heights of the two towers to be built at River     once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”                                         “I also want to thank the dozens of business, civic and
affordable housing as well as for a Community Benefits            Park Center were reduced from 50 stories to 40 stories. The           Barbato said, “Unlike Ridge Hill, this was a much dif-       labor leaders, as well as the many Yonkers residents who
Agreement for the existing residents of Yonkers. Also includ-     towers will be built on top of the 11-story retail center and   ferent process, with a lot of questions and discussions and        have come out time and again in favor of this project. Their
ed in the findings were a larger emphasis on employee train-      minor league ballpark, so the towers will actually be 28 sto-   negotiations. We have not rushed, but we have also not             unwavering support of this and other key economic develop-
ing programs, identification and recruitment of women and         ries tall. The heights of the towers were a major concern for   lagged. The tough part left is the LDA, which is the meat of       ment initiatives is reflective of the vast majority Yonkers res-
minority businesses to work on the project and free appren-       many community groups, including the Yonkers Committee          this plan, because it will outline how this project will be paid   idents who want to see their city continue to grow and pros-
ticeship                                             programs.    for Smart Development. Unchanged under the agreement is         for and who will pay for what.”                                    per,” Amicone said.
      2) SFC agreed to build the project to LEED environ-         the number of residential units at River Park Center, which           One of the reasons both Annabi and Gronowski voted                 “In the days and weeks ahead, the City Council and I
mental certification standards, which is the nationally-accept-   remains at 950.                                                 against the findings was because they were not given enough        have more important work ahead of us,” he said. “We must
ed benchmark for design, construction and operation of green            The findings also included protecting parking on          time to review the final Findings Statement, negotiated that       come to an agreement with the development team on the
buildings. Minority Leader Liam McLaughlin, chairman of           Yonkers Avenue until alternative parking can be created.        evening. “I have not read this; how do you expect us to vote       business terms of this project. And we must do so quickly in
the Council’s Environmental Policy and Protection                       Voting for the Findings Statement were Council            on it?” said Annabi, who said that the council should have         order to avoid any further delays in realizing the many tangi-
Committee, applauded this part of the Findings Statement.         President Chuck Lesnick and council members McDow,              “fought harder for a better deal for the city,” and pointed to     ble benefits this project will bring to the people of Yonkers:
      3) The developers are required to post a performance        McLaughlin, John Murtagh and Dee Barbato. Voting no were        unresolved questions over who will pay for a new police            thousands of good-paying jobs and millions of dollars in new
bond on the construction of a new Yonkers firehouse to            councilwomen Sandy Annabi and Joan Gronowski.                   precinct and a new firehouse downtown.                             revenues for our municipal and school budgets.”
ensure that it is built in a timely fashion. Dozens of Yonkers          The council debate before the vote was spirited.                Gronowski’s objections to the findings also pointed to
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                                                      Who, What, Where & When
        COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS                              shows - 12/1 Ballroom Dancesport Extravaganza VIII; 12/8              Dec. 2 - Alzheimer’s Association presents “To Whom           ing, apple cider pressing and open hearth cooking.
      December - Sarah Lawrence College - exhibit: Steve         Tony Kenny’s Christmastime in Ireland (matinee and               I May Concern;” play focuses on letters written by people         Sunnyside: West Sunnyside Lane, Tarrytown; Van Cortlandt
Schnur ‘74: “Camera Work: 2008” thru 12/15; Open House           evening performances); 12/9 Voices From Heaven: A                with early stage memory loss that represent their first-hand,     Manor, South Riverside Ave., Croton on Hudson;
Center for Continuing Education and Faculty Talks, 12/1 at       Holiday Celebration In Song; 12/15 Johnny Maestro And            emotional, social and medical experiences; 1:30 pm at Atria       Philipsburg Manor, Route 9, North Tarytown; information:
45 Wrexham Rd., 11:30 a.m. register at 395-2205; 12/1            The Brooklyn Bridge; 12/16 A Viennese Christmas (mati-           Woodlands, 1017 Saw Mill River Road, Ardsley; free;               631-8200.
Exhibit, Performance - World AIDS Day: A Day with Art,           nee and evening performances); 1 Broadway Plaza,                 RSVP: 1-800-872-0994 by 11/25.                                         Dec. 14 - Westchester Concert Singers - Holiday
all day exhibit, performances begin 6 pm, free, 395-2412;        Elmsford; www.broadwaytheatre.com or 592-2222.                                                                                     Caroling Party, 4 to 7 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church
12/2 lecture - Women’s History Lecture Series; Alison                 Dec. 14 - Hudson Valley Singers - will perform pro-                    HEALTH PROGRAMS/SERVICES                               Fellowship Hall, 8 Sunnyside Ave and Bedford Rd,
Light, 1 pm, free; 12/2 concert: Music Tuesdays: Die             gram of Mozart, Weber and others 12/14 at 3 pm at                     Ongoing - American Chronic Pain Support Group                Pleasantville; sing along or just enjoy the music and cama-
Schone Mullerin, 1:30, free; 12/4 Dance - Barbara Bray           Larchmont Avenue Presbyterian Church, 60 Forest Park             - free support group for people with chronic pain will be         raderie as you partake of wine, hors d’oeuvres and plenty of
Ketchum Artist in Residence Concert - Donna Uchizono, 8          Ave., Larchmont; tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door;        meeting every Wednesday from 11 am - 12:30 pm at 27               holiday cheer and good will; $25 admission; 941-2707 or
pm, free; Bronxville, N.Y.; information: 395-2412.               914-674-2865; www.HudsonValleySingers.org.                       Stag Lane in Greenwich, C.T., for support, encouragement,         www.WestchesterConcertSingers.org.
      Dec. 3 - Performing Arts Center at Purchase                                                                                 education and sharing strategies about how to cope effec-
College presents the Claremont Trio at 7 pm in first concert                           FILM & PLAYS                               tively; information: Dr. John Tamerin at 203-661-8282 or                          LIBRARY PROGRAMS
in the new String Awakenings Series; tickets $42.50 and               Nov. 21 & 22 - Westco Productions presents “Snow            jtamerin@optonline.net.                                                December - White Plains Public Library, 100
$32.50; program includes “String Band” (Mason Bates),            White & The Seven Dwarfs,” live original musical show for             Dec. 1 - Burke Rehabilitation Hospital -                     Martine Ave, White Plains, 422-1480 - For Adults - 12/3
“Trio in A Minor” (Ravel) and “Trio. No. 2 in E Minor, op.       children at Rochambeau Theater, 228 Fisher Ave., White           Osteoporosis Awareness Group, 7-9 pm, first Monday of             Westchester poetry Slam & Open Mic, 7 pm, call Barbara
67” (Shostakovich); information, and to buy tickets, contact     Plains; Friday at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm; Saturday at 11          even months, bldg 4, call Susan 723-3625; Well Spouse             Wenglin 422-1486; 12/7 Music Holiday Magic, 3 pm; 12/10
the ticket office at 914-251-6200 or log onto the Center's       am.; tickets $14; call 914-761-7463 or visit www.westco          Monday Group, first Monday of each month, 1-3 pm, bldg.           The Art of the Story, fall book discussion, 2:30-4:30 and 7-
Web site at www.artscenter.org.; 735 Anderson Hill Road,         productions.org.                                                 4, call Sue Kaufman 948-4778; Mamaroneck Ave., White              9 pm, contact Barbara 422-1486; For Children 12/1
Purchase, 251-6200.                                                   December - Emelin Theater - 12/6, 12 “Jill                  Plains, N.Y.                                                      Reading Coach, 4 pm, registration starts Nov. 24; 12/2
      Dec. 6 & 7 - Westchester Community College - 12/6          Eikenberry & Michael Tucker,” new show about what it                                                                               Chess Lessons for 1st to 3rd graders, 2:30 and 12/9 at 4:30;
Amy Marshall Dance Company presents Klezmer                      takes to make a marriage work; 12/5 Laurie Lewis & the                      HOLIDAY PROGRAMS/EVENTS                                12/3 Professor Frederick’s Flea Circus, 4:30; 12/5 Films @
Nutcracker and More on Saturday, 8 p.m. in the Academic          Right Hands concerts at 8 pm; 12/13 “Katub – Cubanoson”                Nov. 22 - Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll                The Trove: “Wall-E”, 4 pm and 12/6 at 11 am; 12/7, Singing
Arts Theatre; dance troupe celebrates a little bit of            at 8 pm; 12/6 “A Christmas Carol” at 11 am and 1:30 pm;          Garden - 11/22 Holiday Origami for Children, 1-3 pm,              & Moving at 2 pm; 12/10 Family Fun Night at 7 p.m.
Hanukkah and a little bit of Christmas; blending                 12/20 “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” at 11 and 1:30; 12/8         children ages 5 and up will learn to make holiday orna-
Tchaikovsky with the Klezmer arrangements of Shirim;             “Season’s Greetings Magic Show” at 9:30 and 11:15; 153           ments; Ikebana Demonstration, 1:30-2:30 - demonstration                            NATURE PROGRAMS
tickets are $20 (general admission), $17 (for students/ sen-     Library Lane, Mamaroneck; 698-0098; www.emelin.org.              of the Sogetsu style of Japanese flower arranging using sea-            Nov. 22 - Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary,
iors) and $12 (for children under 13) call 914-606-6262; 75           December - M&M Productions Acting Company -                 sonal flowers in different containers; 28 Deveau Rd, North        Playland Park, Rye – 914-967-8720 Winter Duck Walk – 10
Grasslands Road, Valhalla. 12/7 - Art historian, author and      12/4 “Sicilian Seduction” at 7:30 pm at Ossining Public          Salem, N.Y.; 914-669-5033 for info and registration.              a.m.
Metropolitan Museum of Art lecturer Oliver Bernier will          Library, 53 Croton Ave., Ossining, 941-2416; 12/6                      Nov. 27 - ULTRA HD, the only high-definition chan-                Nov. 22 - Lenoir Preserve, Dudley Street (off Route
deliver a slide lecture hosted by President Joseph N. Hankin     “Moonlight & Magnolias” at 2 pm at Somers Public                 nel devoted to stylish living, will expand the menu with a        9), Yonkers – 914-968-5851 Camouflaging Creatures – 1
and sponsored by the Jack and Ralynn Stadler                     Library, Reis Park, Somers, 232-5717; 12/7 - “Moonlight &        marathon including every episode of two of its most popu-         p.m.
Distinguished Chair for Art and Culture in Society – “Prince     Magnolias” at 2 pm at Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185          lar food-centric series, reservations required. The broadcast           Nov. 22 - Cranberry Lake Preserve, North White
of Pleasure: George IV and the Royal Collection,” 3 p.m.,        Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, 739-5654; 12/7 “Fiction” at 2        marathon will kick-off November 27 at 6 pm ET on                  Plains – 914-428-1005 Make a Mini-Ecosystem -- 1 p.m.
Classroom Building, Room 200; tickets are free, reserva-         pm at Nyack Library, 59 S. Broadway, Nyack, 962-3431.            ULTRA HD, available on Cablevision’s iO digital cable                   Nov. 22 - Croton Point Nature Center, Croton Point
tions required, call 606-6558; 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla.          December - Performing Arts Center - 12/2 Talk               service (Channel 729). The six, half-hour episodes of             Park, Croton-on-Hudson – 914-862-5297 - Native
                                                                 Cinema 4 at 7 pm; 12/3 Claremont Trio at 7 pm; 12/13             “Appetizing Adventures” will also be available in their           American Archeology/Artifacts for Kids – 1 p.m. - We will
                     DANCE & MUSIC                               Brandenburg All-Stars “A Holiday Celebration!” 8 pm;             entirety at the network’s Web site, www.ultrahd.com, on           study different Native American time periods and do a dig
      Nov. 22 & 23 - Hoff-Barthelson Music School -              12/13 Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra            Thanksgiving Day.                                                 to find and record artifacts. Be prepared to get dirty. Meet at
Master Classes; on the November 22 and 23 weekend.               “Home for the Holidays,” 8 p.m.; 12/14 Soweto Gospel                   Nov. 28-30 - Historic Hudson Valley - Thanksgiving          the nature center.
11/22, at 2 pm, cellist Pamela Devenport will conduct a          Choir at 8 pm; 12/16 Talk Cinema 5 at 7 p.m.; 735 Anderson       weekend - Sunnyside visitors will be treated to “A                      Nov. 22 - Trailside Nature Museum, Ward Pound
“Mini-Masters” class featuring some of the youngest cel-         Hill Road (at Purchase College, Purchase).                       Christmas Carol,” performances at 12, 1 and 2:30 pm on            Ridge Reservation, Cross River – 914-864-7322 - Nature in
lists at the School. 11/23 brings flutist Judith Mendenall to         December - Riverdale YM-YWHA presents “Rent,                Friday and Saturday, enjoy traditional Christmas decora-          Autumn – 1 p.m. Starway to Heaven – 7 p.m. Weather per-
the School at 2 pm for a flute class with more advanced stu-     School Edition,” presented by teen theater group Riverdale       tions and special children’s activities including helping craft   mitting. Cloud date is Saturday, November 29.
dents. Both classes will be held at Hoff-Barthelson, 25          Rising Stars; opening 12/6 at 8 pm, then running Saturdays,      a gingerbread replica of Sunnyside and Victorian style                  Nov. 22 - Marshlands Conservancy, Route 1, Rye –
School Lane, Scarsdale; public invited free of charge.           12/13 and 20 at 8 pm and Sundays, 12/7, 14 and 21 at 7 pm        greeting cards and Christmas tree ornaments. Visitors to          914-835-4466 - Clearing the Historic Stone Walls – 1 p.m.
      December - Music Conservatory of Westchester -             and Thursday, 12/11 at 7 pm; matinee 12/14 at 2 pm; Rent         Philipsburg Manor can enjoy colonial games, milling,              Nov. 23 - Marshlands Conservancy, Route 1, Rye – 914-
Students on Central - 12/6 Performathon at 7 pm, 12/12           contains mature themes and is not recommended for young          coopering, wheat threshing, colonial tool activities, make        835-4466 - In Search of Short-lived Phenomena – 2 p.m.
Adult Student Recital at 7 pm, 12/13 Student Recitals at 2       children; tickets are $18, $12 in advance and $20 and $14 at     and take weaving activity, cooking, special interactive kid
and 5 pm; 12/13 Suzuki Holiday Concert at 3:30 pm; 216           the box office day of the show; purchase online at               friendly house tours and more. Visitors to Van Cortlandt
Central Ave., White Plains, www.musicconservatory.org.           www.riverdaley.org or call 718-548-8200 ext 211; 5625            Manor can view and take part in early American post har-
      December - Westchester Broadway Theatre special            Arlington Ave., Bronx.                                           vest, preholiday activities including candle and soap mak-


In Our View                                 after the DA charged him with four
                                            counts of theft (see page 7 of this edi-
                                                                                        their budgets to the bone,” cutting the
                                                                                        proposed tax increase by a couple of
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      “All discretionary spending,
                                            tion).
                                                  Spano’s budget, with a tax
                                            increase at or around the cost of infla-
                                                                                        points and getting their budgets under
                                                                                        the dreaded 10 percent.
                                                                                             This is simply unacceptable in
                                                                                                                                                              Read All About It!
except that which impacts the health        tion, should be a standard that all local   this economic climate and will only           Get The Harrison Independent at these Distribution Points
and safety of the county, has been          villages, towns, cities and school dis-     increase the problem of residents
reduced. I have done what I believe         tricts should copy. Unfortunately, for      being unable to stay in their homes.
                                                                                                                                        Richard Halperin Memorial Library                      2 Bruce Ave                                Harrison
our residents have been doing in par-       the taxpayers in these communities,              The Town of Yorktown, however,             Trotta’s Pharmacy                                      5 Halstead Ave                             Harrison
ing down their own spending,” Spano         double-digit tax increases await them       should be commended for its pro-                Food City                                              5 Halstead Ave                             Harrison
said.                                       in the mail:                                posed budget for 2009, which calls for          Vending Box-Chevy Dealer                               195 Halstead Ave                           Harrison
      “Yet, even with these extensive       •     Ossining — 18.1 percent pro-          a 2.78 percent tax increase. Yorktown           Harrison Community Center                              216 Halstead Ave                           Harrison
cuts, that is not enough to hold the line   posed tax increase by the village;          Highway       Superintendent       Eric         Masterpiece Framing                                    243 Halstead Ave                           Harrison
on taxes,” he continued. “It is our loss    •     Harrison — 14.24 percent pro-         DiBartolo gave back a $25,000 bonus             Harrison Post Office                                   258 Halstead Ave                           Harrison
of $26 million in revenues that is          posed tax increase by the town/vil-         and salary increase to help ease the            Belle Dry Cleaners                                     285 Halstead Ave                           Harrison
causing county taxes to go up 2.97          lage;                                       tax increase, and all elected officials         Washington Mutual                                      289 Halstead Ave                           Harrison
percent.”                                   •     Mt. Vernon — 13 percent pro-          in Yorktown did the same.                       Butler Brothers                                        295 Halstead Ave                           Harrison
      County taxes account for about        posed tax increase by the city; and              Take the lead from Spano, the
                                                                                                                                        A&P Fresh                                              355 Halstead Ave                           Harrison
15 to 18 percent of a taxpayer’s prop-      •     Peekskill — 12 percent proposed       elder statesman in Westchester poli-
erty tax bill.                              tax increase by the city.                   tics, and the Town of Yorktown.
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      Spano’s budget now goes to the              While the mayors and supervisor       Eliminate positions, forgo any capital          Vending Box-Corner                                     Halstead/Byron                             Harrison
County Board of Legislators, which          ,of these localities all claim that their   expenditures, eliminate overtime and            Sollazzo Center                                        270 Harrison Ave                           Harrison
has until December 27 to approve a          budget proposals are a mere “starting       ask the unions for givebacks.                   Harrison Town Hall                                     1 Heineman Place                           Harrison
final spending plan for next year. One      point,” any homeowner or taxpayer in             It’s time for our local govern-            Harrison’s Daily Treats                                112 Webster Ave                            Harrison
cut not made months ago that would          Westchester knows what this means.          ments to do the same thing that all of          West Harrison Library                                  1 Lake St                                  W. Harrison
have saved Westchester taxpayers            A starting point of 10 percent or high-     us in Westchester are doing — living            Silver Lake Pizza                                      79 Lake St                                 W. Harrison
thousands was to fire legislative aide      er usually means that local elected         with less.                                      Fratelli’s Cafe                                        87 Lake St                                 W. Harrison
Gary Kriss. Kriss resigned last week        officials will claim that they “trimmed                                                     Chase Bank                                             107 Lake St                                W. Harrison
                                                                                                                                        Giresi Salumeria                                       117 Lake St                                W. Harrison
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                                                                                                                                        The Jottery                                            7 Taylor Sq                                W. Harrison
             Westchester’s Finest Weekly Newspapers                                                                                     Dry Cleaning by Fredericks
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                                                                                                                                       Bedford Chamber Concerts Launches
                                                                                                                                   Eighth Season to Enthusiastic Capacity Crowd
                                                                                                                                      Bedford Chamber Concerts                City.                                      on compositions from the capi-
                                                                                                                                  launched their eighth season to a               “To be able to hear such               tols of great chamber music
                                                                                                                                  capacity crowd of enthusiastic              splendid music in the kind of              with offerings on: November 19
                                                                                                                                  audience            participants.           atmosphere that is provided here           – Paris & Petits Fours;
                                                                                                                                  Renowned musician, conductor                makes it marvelously special,”             December 10 – Venetian
                                                                                                                                  and     composer        Anthony             said Janine Selendy of North               Holiday with Vivaldi; March 18
                                                                                                                                  Newman, performed chamber                   Salem.                                     – solo piano concert; April 1 –
                                                                                                                                  music classics of Bach and                      “This venue is very valuable           Viennese Spring; and May 6 –
                                                                                                                                  Teleman on the harpsichord                  to the community,” said Paul               Festival Finale in London.
                                                                                                                                  supported by flute soloists                 Thomasset of Bedford, “The                      All concerts are at 8 p.m. in
                                                                                                                                  Eugenia Zukerman and Tara                   acoustics of the room, Mr.                 the Fellowship Hall at St.
                                                                                                                                  Helen O’Conner and performers               Newman and the music he plays              Matthew’s Episcopal Church,
                                                                                                                                  of the Bedford Chamber                      is absolutely perfect for this             located at 382 Cantitoe St. in
                                                                                                                                  Ensemble.                                   space.”                                    Bedford. Tickets prices range
                                                                                                                                      “The ‘Bach Concerto in D                    The concert launched a six-            from $30-$40. For reservations,
                                                                                                                                  minor’ was absolutely electric,”            concert season continuing a                call 914-234-9636.
                                                                                                                                  said Nancy Cody of New York                 “Grand Tour” theme focusing
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             LEGALS                                LEGALS                              LEGALS
                                                                                                                                                 Up and Down the County Lines
    LEGAL NOTICE                    LEGAL NOTICE                   LEGAL NOTICE                    LEGAL NOTICE

BLUE LIGHT SECURITY               CELTIC PACIFIC                   GLAMOUR AND                 NSI INDUSTRIES, LLC            By Michael Iachetta                                                         ming, including an age group
  CONSULTING, LLC               GENERAL BUILDING                   THE HOME LLC                                                                                                                           national championship, and is
                                CONTRACTORS, LLC.                                           Notice of Qualification of                MAYOR RESIGNS                                                       also a longtime swimming offi-
Notice of formation of                                         Notice of formation of       NSI INDUSTRIES, LLC.                    TO AID DAUGHTER                                                       cial and referee. Triple-jumper
BLUE LIGHT SECURITY            Notice of Formation of          Glamour and The Home         Authority filed with Secy. of           Nobody asked me, but con-                                             Sanya Owolabi was an All-
CONSULTING,            LLC.    General Pacific General         LLC. Arts. of Org. filed     State of NY (SSNY) on             sider a recent Westchester                                                  American track-and-field star at
Articles of Org. filed with    Building Contractors, LLC.      with the Sect'y of State of  9/29/08. Office location;         unimaginable scenario: the latest                                           Sleepy     Hollow      and     the
sec. of State of NY            Arts. of Org. filed with        NY (SSNY) on 9/26/2008.      Westchester County. LLC           goings-on in the life of                                                    University of Kansas. And cur-
(SSNY)        08/22/2008.      Secy. of State of NY            Office location, County of   formed in North Carolina          Irvington's      dedicated      Erin                                        rent Rye High football coach
Office in Westchester          (SSNY) on 10/27/2008.           Westchester. The street      (NC) on 5/12/04. Principal        Malloy, who worked so long and                                              Dino Garr, who starred in base-
County at 30 Ehrbar            Office location: County of      address is: 56 Lafayette     office of LLC in NY: I Grove      hard to become mayor in the face                                            ball and football there as well as
Avenue, Suite 407, Mount       Westchester.           Street   Drive, Port Chester, NY      St. Mount Vernon, NY              of a series of unpredictable                                                at Iona, ranks third as
Vernon, NY 10552. SSNY         address is: 175 Huguenot        10513. SSNY has been         10550 SSNY designated as                                                       Michael Iachetta
                                                                                                                              events, only to resign recently to                                          Westchester's all-time winningest
designated as agent            Street, Suite 2303, New         designated as agent of       agent of LLC upon whom            devote her time to helping her                                              coach, with more than 230 career
whom      process      may     Rochelle, NY 10801.             the LLC upon whom            process against it may be                                                Howard discussing his film ver-
                                                                                                                              daughter fight to recover from a                                            wins and counting (93 at
served. SSNY shall mail        SSNY has been designat-         process against it may be    served. SSNY shall mail                                                  sion of last season's Tony Award-
                                                                                                                              serious brain injury.                                                       Westlake and Rye, including two
process to: 30 Ehrbar          ed as agent of LLC upon         served. SSNY shall mail      process to LLC. Attn;                                                    winning hit “Frost/Nixon,” star-
                                                                                                                                    Rising Media “County                                                  state championships at Rye, who
Ave., Suite 407, Mount         whom process against it         process served to: The       Warren Munday. 9730                                                      ring three-time Best Actor Tony-
Vernon,     NY       10552.    may be served. SSNY             LLC, 56 Lafayette Drive,     Northcross Center Court,          Lines” readers will remember a                                              is currently undefeated this sea-
                                                                                                                              recent story about Malloy’s            winner Frank Langella as the dis-    son). We can hardly wait to see
Purpose: To engage in          shall mail process served       Port Chester, NY 10573.      Huntersville North Carolina
                                                                                                                              daughter, Mairin Din, a former         graced former president unravel-     who gets in next year.
any lawful activity.           to:    The      LLC,     175    Purpose: any lawful act.     25078.       the      principal
                               Huguenot Street, Suite                                       address of the LLC in the         cross-country runner at Irvington      ing during TV interviews with
(10/17–11/21)        #5372     2303, New Rochelle, NY          (10/31-12/5/08)      #5388 jurisdiction of formation.          High, who was seriously injured        David Frost.                           'SUPPORT OUR TROOPS'
                               10801. Purpose: Any law-                                     Arts. of Org. filed with the      during a cycling accident at the             Langella is being touted as       CARE PACKAGE DRIVE
    LEGAL NOTICE               ful activity. The latest date                                Secy. of State of the State       outset of her freshman year at         an Oscar nominee for his Nixon            Larchmont's St. Augustine's
                               on which the LLC shall dis-           LEGAL NOTICE           of NC, Div. of Corporations,      Pennsylvania's        Swarthmore       portrayal, just as he is being       Church is running a "Support
  CORIOLIS INVEST-             solve is December 31,                                        300 N. Salisbury St,              College. Din was transferred to        called a sure shot for another       Our Troops" drive to send
  MENT GROUP, LLC              2058.                              HYUNDAI OF WHITE          Raleigh       NC       27626.     intensive care at a New York City      Tony Award nomination this year      Christmas presents to our mili-
                                                                      PLAINS LLC.           Purpose: Any lawful activi-       hospital. The community rallied        for his performance as Thomas        tary personnel in Iraq and
Notice of formation of         (11/7-12/12)          #5390                                  ty.                               around her with a fundraising          Moore in the brilliant Broadway      Afghanistan. Information is
Coriolis        Investment                                     Notice of Formation of                                                                                revival of “A Man for All
                                                                                                                              walk/run ’round the high school                                             available at www.carepackage
Group, LLC. Arts. Of Org.           LEGAL NOTICE               HYUNDAI OF WHITE (10/17 – 11/21)                      #5381                                           Seasons,” about the principled
                                                                                                                              river town track that Din used to                                           drive.com or via e-mail at
filed with the Sect’y of                                       PLAINS LLC. Arts. of Org.                                                                             Brit chancellor who refused to
State of NY (SSNY) on           APOLLO COMMODI-                filed with Secy. of State of                                   run on. Money was earmarked to                                              Jennie.McFarland@verizon.net.
                                                                                                                              help the family with medical           knuckle under to King Henry          Parishioners will be collecting
7/16/08. Office location:       TIES TRADING ADVI-             NY (SSNY) on 10/02/08.
                                                                                                                              expenses. Malloy decided she           VIII so he could marry his mis-      care items and packing boxes to
Westchester. The street              SORS, L.P.                Office            location:
                                                               Westchester         County.                                    had to resign from City Hall to        tress, Ann Boleyn.                   send on Sunday, December 7, in
address is: 22 Lake Ave.,
Bronxville, NY 10708.          Notice of Qualification of      Principal office of LLC:                                       dedicate herself to helping her              But     Scarsdale’s     John   the church cafeteria at 18 Cherry
SSNY has been designat-        APOLLO COMMODITIES              130 Westchester Ave,                LEGAL NOTICE               daughter.                              Lithgow is sure to be right in       Ave., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
ed as agent of the LLC         TRADING ADVISORS,               White Plains, NY 10601.                                              If her bloodlines hold true,     there for a Tony nod as well, for         Sponsors say not to hesitate
upon whom process              L.P. Authority filed with       SSNY designated as               APOLLO COMMODI-               Din will come through no matter        the way he brings Joe Keller to      to send addresses of any family,
against it may be served.      Secy. of State of NY            agent of LLC upon whom         TIES TRADING EXECU-             what she has to go through,            life as the industrialist who man-   friends or colleagues who are
SSNY shall mail process        (SSNY) on 9/26/08. Office       process against it may be          TIVE CARRY, L.P.            because local political observers      ufactures faulty engine parts that   serving so they can be included
served      to:    Coriolis    location:      Westchester      served. SSNY shall mail                                        remember what Malloy had to go         result in the death of a virtual     as recipients for the care pack-
Investment Group, LLC,         County. LP formed in            process to Corporation Notice of Qualification of              through to become mayor in the         squadron of World War II pilots      ages. Because it costs $10.95 to
22 Lake Ave., Bronxville,      Delaware         (DE)     on    Service Co., 80 State St., APOLLO COMMODITIES                  first place — from a tie in the        (including his own son) in the       send out each box, monetary
NY 10708 Purpose: any          8/29/08. Principal office of    Albany, NY 12207, regis- TRADING EXECUTIVE                     2005 mayoral race against              searing revival of Arthur Miller's   donations are also appreciated to
lawful act.                    LP: 1 Manhattanvile Rd.,        tered agent upon whom CARRY, L.P. Authority                    incumbent Dennis Flood and             “All My Sons.”                       help defray shipping costs.
                               Ste. 201, Purchase, NY          and at which process may filed with Secy. of State of          then a loss in a court battle aimed          Brewster product Christian          Checks may be made
(10/31-12/4/08)      #5385     10577. SSNY designated          be served. Purpose: Any NY (SSNY) on 09/23/08.                 at opening a contested ballot that     Camargo may well get a Featured      payable to St. Augustine's
                               as agent of LP upon             lawful activity.              Office              location:
                                                                                             Westchester County. LP           would have given her victory to        Actor Tony nomination for            Church or mailed to Jennie
    LEGAL NOTICE               whom process against it                                                                        the contest then coming down to        “Sons,” for his portrayal of the     McFarland, 40 Cherry Ave., New
                               may be served. SSNY             (10/17–11/21)        #5377 formed in Delaware (DE)                                                    lawyer son who tries to clear his
                                                                                             on 08/29/08. Principal           a coin flip, heads or tails. Malloy                                         Rochelle, N.Y. 10801.
STRATIS BUILDERS LLC           shall mail process to the                                                                                                             imprisoned father framed by
                                                                     LEGAL NOTICE            office of LP: 9 W. 57th St.,     lost, and she could have given up
                               Partnership, Attn: John J.                                                                                                            Keller to take the rap for him.
                                                                                             43rd Fl., NY, NY 10019.          on politics then and there.
Stratis Builders LLC, filed    Suydam, 9 W. 57th St.,
                               43rd Fl., NY, NY 10019.                PELHAM 2850            SSNY designated as               Instead, she came back to win in
with SSNY on 7/25/08,                                                                                                                                                  WESTCHESTER SPORTS
                               Addr. in jurisdiction of for-       EAST 196 ST., LLC         agent of LP upon whom            a landslide in the village trustee                                                  LEGAL NOTICE
Office           Location,
                               mation: c/o Corporation                                       process against it may be        race the next year and went on to          ’08 HALL OF FAMERS
Westchester County NY,
SSNY is designated as          Service       Co.,     2711     Notice of Formation of served. SSNY shall mail                 become mayor.                               Recent inductees into the                 View Point
agent    upon     process      Centreville Rd., Ste. 400,      Limited Liability Company process             to        The          Now, Irvington is conduct-       Westchester Sports Hall of Fame             Technologies LLC
                               Wilmington, New Castle          (LLC) PELHAM 2850             Partnership, Attn: John J.       ing an ongoing campaign to raise       include a former basketball pro, a
against the LLC may be
served, SSNY shall mail        County, DE 19808. Arts.         EAST 196 ST., LLC. Suydam at the principal                     funds to help defray the cost of       swimming national champion, a           Notice of Formation of
the copy of process            of Org. filed with The          Articles of Organization office of the LP. Addr. in            the medical bills, and Din and         track-and-field star and an ex-         View Point Technologies
against the LLC to 1           Secy. of State of the State     filed by the Department of jurisdiction of formation:          Malloy's extended Westchester          schoolboy gridiron and baseball         LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed
Horizon Rd, Apt 1424 Fort      of DE, Dept. of State, Div.     State of New York on: c/o Corporation Service                  family may want to chip in.            star who became an ace high             with NY Secy. of State
Lee NJ 07024 Purpose:          of Corporations, John           9/23/2008. Office location: Co., 2711 Centerville Rd.,         Donations may be mailed to             school football coach ranking           (SSNY)      on      9/3/08.
Any Lawful purpose.            Townsend Bldg., Dover,          County of Westchester. Ste. 400, New Castle                    Mairin's Friends, c/o Francie          among Westchester's winningest          Principal business loca-
                               DE 19901. Purpose: Any          Secretary of State of New County, Wilmington, DE               Malina, 420 Riverview Rd.,             coaches of all time.                    tion: Westchester County.
(11/14-12/19)        #5398     lawful activity.                York (SSNY) designated 19808. Arts. of Org. filed              Irvington, N.Y. 10533.                      The new Hall of Famers             United           Corporate
                                                               as agent of LLC upon with The Secy. of State of                                                       quartet, inducted recently at the       Services, Inc. is designat-
                               (10/17 – 11/21)      #5378      whom process against it the State of DE, Dept. of                     FILM & DRAMA                    Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht              ed as agent of LLC upon
    LEGAL NOTICE                                               may be served. SSNY State,                   Div.        of
                                                                                                                                                                     Club, include Lowes Moor, a for-        whom process against it
                                                                                             Corporations,            John            IN TONY RACE
                                    LEGAL NOTICE               shall mail copy of process                                                                            mer Mount Vernon hoop great             may be served. UCS shall
                                                                                                                                   Rolling Stone movie critic
 JULIA HOLDINGS LLC                                            to: 372 McLean Avenue, Townsend Bldg., Dover,                                                         who went on to star at West             mail process to 2710
                                                                                                                              Peter Travers of Mamaroneck is
                                  HENRY BERGSON                Yonkers, NY 10705. DE 19901. Purpose: Any                                                             Virginia, as well as in the NBA         Thomes Ave, Cheyenne
Notice of formation of                                         Purpose: any and all law- lawful activity.                     helping the historic Pelham
                                  ASSOCIATES, LLC                                                                                                                    and CBA, and is currently execu-        WY 82001. Purpose: All
JULIA HOLDINGS, LLC.                                           ful activities.                                                Movie House return to promi-
                                                                                                                                                                     tive director of the Mount Vernon       legal purposes.
Arts. of Org. filed with the                                                                 (10/17-11/21)          #5380     nence by hosting Q-and-A ses-
                               Notice of formation of                                                                                                                Boys & Girls Club. The out-
Sect’y of State of NY          HENRY          BERGSON          (10/24 – 11/28)      #5383                                     sions with prominent Hollywood                                                 (11/14-12/19)          #5396
(SSNY) on 11/7/2008.                                                                                                          figures following first-run show-      standing pool shark is Valhalla's
                               ASSOCIATES, LLC. Arts.
Office location: County of                                          LEGAL NOTICE                                              ings of their latest work. Recent      Paul McClintock, who has won
                               of Org. filed with the
Westchester. The street        Sect’y of State of NY                                                                          case-in-point: Director Ron            more than 130 medals in swim-
address        is:      120    (SSNY) on 7/24/2008.               PRIME NETWORK
Bloomingdale Road, Suite       Office location: County of          SERVICES, LLC,
101, White Plains, NY          Westchester. The street
10605.                         address is: 11 McQueen          Notice of Formation of
SSNY has been designat-        Street, Katonah, NY             Prime Network Services,
ed as agent of the LLC         10536. SSNY has been            LLC, Arts. Of Org. filed
upon whom process              designated as agent of          with NY Secy. of State
against it may be served.      the LLC upon whom               (SSNY)      on      9/3/08.
SSNY shall mail process        process against it may be       Principal business loca-
served to: The LLC, 120        served. SSNY shall mail         tion: Westchester County.
Bloomingdale Road, Suite       process served to: The          United           Corporate
101, White Plains, NY          LLC, 11 McQueen Street,         Services, Inc. is designat-
10605. Purpose: any law-       Katonah, NY 10536.              ed as agent of LLC upon
ful act.                       Purpose: any lawful act.        whom process against it
                                                               may be served. UCS shall
(11/21 – 12/26)      #5405     (11/14-12/19/08)     #5393      mail process to 2710
                                                               Thomes Ave, Cheyenne
    LEGAL NOTICE                    LEGAL NOTICE               WY 82001. Purpose: All
                                                               legal purposes.
 363 WALNUT STREET                      ZPA LLC
        LLC                                                    (11/14-12/19)        #5397
                               Notice of formation of ZPA           LEGAL NOTICE
Notice of formation of 363     LLC Arts. Of Org. filed
WALNUT STREET LLC              with the Sect’y of State of         AMERICAR LIMO
Arts. Of Org. filed with the   NY        (SSNY)        on           SERVICE LLC
Sect’y of State of NY          10/30/2008. Office loca-
(SSNY) on 09/03/2008.          tion:      County        of     Notice of formation of
Office             location:   Westchester. The street         AMERICAR LIMO SER-
Westchester County. The        address is: PO Box 3198,        VICE LLC Arts. Of Org.
street address is: None.       Mt. Vernon, NY 10553.           filed with the Sect’y of
SSNY has been designat-        SSNY has been designat-         State of NY (SSNY) on
ed as agent of the LLC         ed as agent of the LLC          09/17/2008. Office loca-
upon whom process              upon whom process               tion: Westchester County.
against it may be served.      against it may be served.       The street address is:
SSNY shall mail process        SSNY shall mail process         None. SSNY has been
served to: The LLC, 363        served to: The LLC, c/o         designated as agent of
Walnut Street, Yonkers,        National        Registered      the LLC upon whom
NY 10701. Purpose: any         Agents, Inc., 875 Avenue        process against it may be
lawful act.                    of the Americas, New            served. SSNY shall mail
                               York, NY 10001. Purpose:        process served to: Aston
(11/21-12/26)        #5402     any lawful act.                 P. H. Hamilton, 62 Dekalb
                                                               Avenue, White Plains, NY
                               (11/21-12/26)        #5404      10605. Purpose: any law-
                                                               ful act.

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v Happy Thanksgiving
       Holiday Celebrations in the Hudson Valley                                                                                                 Get into the Holiday Spirit:
    Van Cortlandt Manor Basks
  in Candlelight During December
                                                                                                                                             Become a Fresh Air Fund Host Family
     The Hudson Valley holiday sea-
son kicks off Thanksgiving weekend                                                                                                    This November, many families          recounts the activities she tried in     teer host families in suburbs and
at Washington Irving’s Sunnyside in                                                                                              in the southern Westchester area are       Friendly Town during her visit. “I       small-town communities across 13
Tarrytown, Van Cortlandt Manor in                                                                                                thankful for something special: the        went horseback riding for the first      states, from Virginia to Maine and
Croton-on-Hudson and Philipsburg                                                                                                 gift of their friendship with a New        time even though I was scared. Now I     into Canada. Additionally, 3,000 chil-
Manor in Sleepy Hollow, with special                                                                                             York City child. Through the Fresh         love it, like swimming in a lake!”       dren attended five fund camps on a
activities planned for the long holiday                                                                                          Air Fund’s Friendly Town program,               Since 1877, the Fresh Air Fund,     2,300-acre site in Fishkill, N.Y. The
weekend.                                                                                                                         local families open their hearts and       an independent, not-for-profit agency,   fund’s year-round camping program
     Costumed guides will present                                                                                                homes to inner-city children as volun-     has provided free summer vacations       serves 2,000 young people each year.
themed tours that focus on historic                                                                                              teer hosts for up to two weeks during      to more than 1.7 million New York             For more information on hosting
traditions of the winter holidays. All                                                                                           the summer.                                City children from low-income com-       a Fresh Air child next summer, con-
sites are open for these special tours,                                                                                               By volunteering as a host family      munities. Nearly 10,000 New York         tact Shamell Martin at 800-367-0003,
Friday through Sunday, November 28                                                                                               for summer 2009, the spirit of             City children enjoy free Fresh Air       ext. 8908, or the Fresh Air Fund at
through 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.                                                                                               Thanksgiving can continue in your          Fund programs annually. In 2008,         800-367-0003. You can also visit the
     All Sunnyside and Van Cortlandt                                                                                             home throughout the year. One child        nearly 5,000 children visited volun-     fund’s Web site at www.freshair.org.
Manor           tours        throughout
Thanksgiving          weekend        and
December are holiday-themed, and
the sites are fully dressed in tradition-    Sunnyside, the Tarrytown homestead of Washington Irving,
                                                                                                                                 Tips on How to Stuff the Turkey, Not the Drain
al holiday attire. Van Cortlandt             will be decorated for the holidays beginning Thanksgiving                                As families clean up after their      disposal, they become one of the lead-   disposal and feed the waste gradually.
Manor also offers evening candle-                        weekend. Photo by Bryan Haeffele                                        Thanksgiving feasts, remember not to       ing causes of clogged pipes. This        2. Keep the water on while using the
light tours on selected December                                                                                                 stuff the drain with leftovers. Instead    keeps plumbers busy unclogging stuff-    disposal.
weekends. Philipsburg Manor, in             greeting cards and Christmas tree         Sundays, December 21-22 and 27-28.         of throwing scraps down the kitchen        ing-stuffed drains over the holiday,     3. Leave the water on for a short peri-
keeping with its history as a farm and      ornaments.                                Tours are offered from 4-8 p.m. each       sink, rethink.                             including Thanksgiving Day and the       od after the disposal is turned off.
commercial center, retains its rustic            Visitors to Philipsburg Manor        evening, and reservations are a must.           “Sometimes people don’t realize       day after.                               4. Don't overload the disposal.
look throughout the season.                 can enjoy colonial games, milling,        Tickets are $14 for adults, $6 for chil-   how much food ends up in the garbage            Instead of dumping everything       5. Turn the disposal power off and
     On Thanksgiving weekend,               coopering, wheat threshing, colonial      dren ages 5-17 and members of              disposal, especially if they have a        down the drain, simply throw             press the reset button (if available)
Sunnyside visitors will be treated to       tool activities, a make-and-take          Historic Hudson Valley, and can be         house full of guests,” said Richard        Thanksgiving scraps in the trash or      under the sink when the disposal stops
an amusing, lively and family-friend-       weaving activity and cooking, in          purchased at www.hudsonvalley.org          Spano of the Mr. Rooter of New York        compost pile. Avoid pouring grease       abruptly while in use.
ly version of the Dickens classic “A        addition to special interactive, kid-     or by calling 914-631-8200, ext. 618.      franchise. “The best way to keep your      down the drain as well. Cooks should           Cooks should not operate the
Christmas Carol,” courtesy of Toni          friendly house tours.                          Sunnyside and Philipsburg             kitchen sink from overflowing is to        wipe greasy pans and plates with a       dishwasher if they suspect a problem,
Rubio’s Living Museum Company.                   Visitors to Van Cortlandt Manor      Manor are open daily except                educate your family and friends on         paper towel before washing them.         because it discharges into the disposal.
Performances will take place at 12, 1       can view and take part in early           Tuesdays through December 31. Van          what not to put down the drain.”                Your local Mr. Rooter shop offers   If the kitchen sink is backing up, call a
and 2:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday        American post-harvest, pre-holiday        Cortlandt Manor is open weekends                When turkey bones and skin,           five tips on how to properly use a       licensed, qualified plumber.
(no performances on Sunday). In             activities, including candle and soap     through December.                          potato and onion peels, and celery         garbage disposal:
addition, families can enjoy tradition-     making, apple cider pressing and               All Historic Hudson Valley sites      stalks find their way down the garbage     1. Turn on the water, then turn on the
al Christmas decorations and special        open-hearth cooking.                      are closed on Thanksgiving Day and
children’s activities, including help-         Tours at Van Cortlandt Manor           Christmas Day.
ing craft a gingerbread replica of
Sunnyside, as well as Victorian-style
                                                 Van Cortlandt Manor candlelight
                                            tours will take place Saturdays and                                                                          Giving Thanks to Troops
                        Pre-Holiday Preparation Tips                                                                                                  by Giving the Gift of Friendship
     Weiman Products offers timely               2. Polish the silver: After          ensure the fire will burn brightly
                                                                                                                                            Become a Pen Pal with the My Soldier Program
ways consumers can eliminate some           spending a year in storage, silver        throughout the holiday season.                  Can you imagine celebrating           from making a difference, and in the     ferent generations have participated.
of the holiday stress before the season     serving pieces and candlesticks may            4. Prepare the guestroom:             Thanksgiving in the blistering desert      process, maybe even a new friend.             To participate individually, with
even starts.                                become dusty or tarnished. Use a sil-     Wash the bedding, clean up pet hair        heat or bone-chilling mountain cold?            “Civilians coping with the          a group or as a family, sign up at
     1. Clean the refrigerator:             ver polish like Wright’s Silver           to avoid allergic reactions and dust       These are just a few of the challenges     demands of everyday life often forget    www.mysoldier.com. Within a week,
Even if you didn’t take advantage of        Cream, which is safe to use on silver     drawers and closets in the guestroom.      that face members of our Armed             the sacrifice of our soldiers. As we     registrants will receive a starter kit
Clean Your Refrigerator Day on              pieces that come in contact with food.    For wood surfaces, such as dressers        Forces on a daily basis. This is the       pay the rent and go shopping and         with guidelines for contacting their
November 15, there’s still time!Clean            3. Clean the fireplace and           and nightstands, use a cleaner like        sixth year Americans will celebrate        raise our children, we take for grant-   “adopted” soldier and a bracelet to
it before it is loaded with turkey,         stock up on wood/propane: Place           Weiman Furniture Wipes to remove           the holidays while troops are sta-         ed our relative security and prosperi-   wear as a show of support for their
mashed potatoes and all those holiday       newspaper around the fireplace to         any dust, dirt and grime and give fur-     tioned in Iraq and Afghanistan.            ty compared to the rest of the world,”   soldier until he or she returns home
treats. Start by removing the shelving      protect the floor and shovel ashes into   niture a brilliant shine.                  According        to   Manhattanville       said Richard Berman, Manhattanville      safely. Also included is a special
and drawers, spray down the interior        a bag. Use a vacuum to pick up the             5. Make room for guest coats          College’s My Soldier office, soldiers      College president and cofounder of       embroidered hat to send to the soldier
with a solution of one-cup water and        remaining lightweight ashes. For          and shoes: Place extra hangers in the      tell them that around the holidays,        the My Soldier pen pal program.          with the first correspondence.
one-teaspoon dishwashing liquid and         glass doors, scrape off any baked-on      hall closet and make room if neces-        “the need for mail and emotional sup-      “Soldiers, however, know all too well         The My Soldier office notes that
clean condiment tops. Also, do not          soot with a razor and use a vinegar-      sary to accommodate guests’ bulky          port is greatest.”                         the chaos and turmoil of trouble spots   the United States Post Office
forget to clean the outside. To help        water solution (1/2-cup of vinegar to     jackets. Also, add a welcome mat to             Manhattanville’s My Soldier pen       because they witnessed it firsthand.     announced December 11 as the dead-
repel fingerprints from guests going        one gallon of water) to clean the         help stop dirt and water from entering     pal program offers the opportunity for     By writing letters and sending occa-     line to guarantee holiday delivery for
into the refrigerator, use a cleaner like   glass. Stock up on wood and fire          the home.                                  Americans to “give thanks” by giving       sional care packages, civilians show     letters and packages being mailed
Weiman Stainless Steel Wipes.               starters or check the propane tank to                                                the gift of friendship and support to      how grateful we all are for everything   first class to APO/FPO military
                                                                                                                                 the brave men and women of the mil-        our soldiers and marines do to protect   addresses.
                                                                                                                                 itary who are deployed in hardship         our freedom and liberties.”                   For more information, visit
                  Purchase Dance Corps Production                                                                                areas. The goal of the program is to
                                                                                                                                 show support for troops serving in
                                                                                                                                                                                 Berman added that joining the
                                                                                                                                                                            My Soldier program as a family can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     www.mysoldier.com or call 914-323-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     5172. The program is free; however
                                                                                                                                 hardship areas by establishing pen-        be a meaningful holiday activity.        for those who can afford it, a volun-
                     of ‘Nutcracker ’08’ Features                                                                                pal relationships with them.                    “We have had every scenario of      tary donation is requested to counter
                                                                                                                                 Participants also get something in         family participating imaginable,” he     the costs of postage and operating
                    New York City Ballet Dancers                                                                                 return — the warm feeling that comes       said. Individuals and groups from dif-   expenses.

      “Nutcracker ’08” features more        cavalier. This year, the role of Clara         The Purchase Dance Corps is the
than 180 Conservatory of Dance stu-
dents and choreography by the
                                            will be shared by Sarah Better of
                                            Greenwich, Conn.; Amanda Kraus of
                                                                                      performing company of the School of
                                                                                      the Arts, Conservatory of Dance
                                                                                                                                               Teddy Bear Teas at The Ritz-Carlton
Purchase College School of the Arts,
Conservatory of Dance faculty, with
                                            Mt. Kisco; and Caroline Rotante of
                                            Yonkers.
                                                                                      under the direction of Dean Carol
                                                                                      Shiffman. The company presents a
                                                                                                                                                    to Feature Entertainment
artistic direction by former New York
City Ballet soloist and Conservatory
                                                 Show times will be on Friday,
                                            December 5, at 7:15 p.m.; Saturday,
                                                                                      diversity of work, ranging from
                                                                                      reconstructions to contemporary                             by Cast of WPPAC’s ‘Oliver!’
ballet faculty member Bettijane Sills       December 6, at 2 and 7 p.m.; and          modern      and classical ballet reper-
of White Plains.                            Sunday, December 7, at 1 and 5 p.m.       tory to new works created especially                  Holiday Event to Include Treats, Toys and More
      New York City Ballet principal        The venue is Purchase College, locat-     for the Purchase Dance Corps.
                                                                                                                                      The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester is      who will appear include Benjamin         first-ever holiday event that will sure-
dancers Ashley Bouder and Jared             ed at 735 Anderson Hill Rd. in                 The company performs a winter
                                                                                                                                 pleased to announce that cast mem-         Milan-Polisar of Irvington; Alex         ly become a tradition here in
Angle will once again join the              Purchase. Tickets are $50, $40 and        and spring concert and participates in
                                                                                                                                 bers of the White Plains Performing        Pasieka of Thornwood; Christopher        Westchester,” said Bruce Robert
Purchase Dance Corps to perform the         $25. Visitors should call the box         festivals in the United States and
                                                                                                                                 Arts Center’s (WPPAC) production           Gray of Harrison; John P. Geraghty of    Harris, associate producer of
roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and her       office at 914-251-6200.                   abroad.
                                                                                                                                 of the musical “Oliver!” will perform      Upper Saddle River, N.J.; Gabriel        WPPAC. “Our younger members of
                                                                                                                                 at the hotel’s festive Teddy Bear Teas     Rush of Brewster; and Noah               the cast are thrilled to perform in a
                                                                                                                                 on Saturday, November 29, and              Silverman of Armonk, who all play        more casual environment, reaching
           Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents                                                                                 Saturday, December 6, from 1-3 p.m.        workhouse boys in the production.        children their same ages.”
                                                                                                                                 The performances will highlight an              “Oliver!” is running at the               “We are so glad to have the cast
                   ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’                                                                                       exciting afternoon of activities, treats
                                                                                                                                 and, of course, teddy bears.
                                                                                                                                                                            WPPAC from November 20 through
                                                                                                                                                                            December 14. Tickets are $35-$60
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of ‘Oliver!’ perform at our Teddy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Bear Teas,” said Jacqueline Sanders,
     Frank Capra’s class film, “It’s a      (WBT) for the holiday season on           formance chosen, and discounts are
                                                                                                                                      Members of the cast of “Oliver!”      and can be purchased online at           general manager of The Ritz-Carlton,
Wonderful Life,” which starred              November 20, through February 8.          available at selected performances for
                                                                                                                                 will perform a selection of musical        www.wppac.com or by calling 914-         Westchester. “Our young guests will
Jimmy Stewart and was based on a                For tickets and reservations, call    groups of 20 or more as well as for
                                                                                                                                 numbers from the show. The title           328-1600.                                surely enjoy watching children their
story called “The Greatest Gift,” has       914-592-2222; group reservations:         children, students and senior citizens.
                                                                                                                                 character, played by David Gabriel              “We are excited to partner with     own age sing and dance right before
become a classic and a holiday              914-592-2225 (Monday through                    Call the box office for informa-
                                                                                                                                 Lerner of Melville, Long Island, will      The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester on this    their eyes.”
favorite. Performed on the stage for        Friday). Reservations for luxury          tion and reservations. Visit the Web
                                                                                                                                 be joined by Jason Edward Cook of                                                         The Teddy Bear Tea is $49 per
the first time in 1986 at regional the-     boxes can be made by calling 914-         site at www.broadwaytheatre.com.
                                                                                                                                 New York City (the Artful Dodger)                                                   person for ages 3 and up. Children
atres nationwide, it now comes to the       592-8730. Ticket prices range from              WBT is located at 1 Broadway
                                                                                                                                 and Sidney J. Burgoyne of New York                                                  under 3 are welcome to attend and
Westchester Broadway Theatre                $60 to $73, depending on the per-         Plaza in Elmsford, N.Y.
                                                                                                                                 City (Fagin). Other cast members                                                    share with their siblings or parents.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Reservations are limited and are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     available by calling 914-467-5707.




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                                                                                    See & Be Scene
                   Patty Polacek Receives Award                                                                                How Rahm Emanuel’s Years in Westchester
                at National Disability Employment                                                                              Helped Him Become Obama’s ‘Gatekeeper’
                    Awareness Month Breakfast                                                                                  By Liz Ehrlich
                                                                                                                                     It isn’t often that a Westchester college
                                                                                                                               can boast having successfully executed the
      CAREERS for People with                                                                                                  education of a prominent White House official.
Disabilities, Inc. recently announced                                                                                          But the recent selection by President-elect
that one of their clients, Patty                                                                                               Barack Obama of Rahm Emanuel for chief of
Polacek, received the prestigious                                                                                              staff, seen by many as both the most important
Employee Longevity Award at this                                                                                               role in the White House and as the “gatekeep-
year’s      Achievement        Awards                                                                                          er” position to the president, affords Sarah
Breakfast. The breakfast has been                                                                                              Lawrence College (SLC) with this distinction.
held annually in October since 1986                                                                                                  Emanuel graduated from Sarah Lawrence
to celebrate National Disability                                                                                               — a Yonkers-located liberal arts college that
Employment Awareness Month. It is                                                                                              takes pride in its diverse student body and
sponsored by the Westchester County                                                                                            small student-to-teacher ratio — in 1981. But
Office of the Disabled and the                                                                                                 before attending SLC, Emanuel made a deci-
Westchester Employment Network, a                                                                                              sion that would affect not only his entire life,
consortium of organizations that                                                                                               but the lives of the American people as well.
serve individuals with disabilities.                                                                                                 Formally trained as a dancer, Emanuel’s
      Approximately 230 people rep-                                                                                            talents were so great that he was offered a
resenting public agencies, employers                                                                                           scholarship from the renowned Joffrey Ballet
and     disabled     individuals      in                                                                                       in New York City. The future chief of staffer,
Westchester County attended the                                                                                                however, passed up the scholarship in order to
event held Thursday, October 30, at                         Patty Polacek and Gwenn Canfield                                   attend Sarah Lawrence, and came to
the Doral Arrowwood Conference                                                                                                 Westchester in a move that undoubtedly helped
Center in Rye Brook. Similar events        demands of her job as a courier with           Since 1987, CAREERS has pro-         him achieve his current political fame.
are held on the same day throughout        the Westchester Medical Center in         vided job placement and support                 Emanuel’s dance teacher at SLC was
the country in honor of National dis-      Valhalla for 24 years. CAREERS has        services to people with disabilities in   Rose Anne Thom, who still teaches at the
ability Employment Awareness               offered job support and assistance to     Westchester and Putnam counties           college today.
Month to recognize the work accom-         Polacek as her employer, supervisor       and made over 1,600 individual job              “Rahm was a student when I was teaching
plishments of people with disabili-        and job duties have changed through       placements and provided services to       in the dance faculty. He took ballet and per-
ties.                                      the years, and she has adjusted and       well over 6,000 people. All of            formed in our concerts. He was a wonderful
      Polacek, the sole recipient of the   maintained her excellent attendance       CAREERS services are provided free        and engaged student, who was very curious
award, has successfully fulfilled the      record and desire to do her job well.     of charge to clients and employers.       and well-liked,” she said.
                                                                                                                                     According to Thom, Emanuel “made the                                   Rahm Emanuel
                                                                                                                               decision that he wanted a Sarah Lawrence edu-
                                                                                                                               cation because he wanted to study more than                     fact that he got there,” said Doyle, who still teaches at
 The Westchester Bank Elects Three Prominent                                                                                   just dance and ballet. He wanted to study history and psy-
                                                                                                                               chology and also dance, and that’s why Sarah Lawrence
                                                                                                                                                                                               Sarah Lawrence.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Upon his graduation from SLC, Emanuel went on to

 Business Leaders to Serve on Board of Directors                                                                               was such a great school for him,” she said.
                                                                                                                                     Charlotte Doyle, a psychology professor at SLC, had
                                                                                                                                                                                               pursue his graduate studies at Northwestern University
                                                                                                                                                                                               and, soon after, became a member of former President Bill
                                                                                                                               Emanuel as a student in her class in the early 1980’s.          Clinton’s inner circle. In 2002, Emanuel was elected to
                                                                                                                               “What’s missing in the stories about Rahm is the fact that      the House of Representatives from Illinois.
                                                                                                                               he loves to think, and he delves into his readings with              In only six years, Emanuel rose to a leadership posi-
                                                                                                                               enthusiasm, grasps different materials easily and thinks        tion in the house, and was considered a future candidate
                                                                                                                               broadly. He was an amazing student who used to call me          for speaker. His career path took another detour, however,
                                                                                                                               from time to time before he joined the Clinton White            when a future president came-a-calling. But it all started
                                                                                                                               House. I was surprised by the career path he took, not the      here — in Westchester — at Sarah Lawrence College.



                                                                                                                                         Sacred Heart HS vs. Ursuline
                                                                                                                               in First Round of Cablevision’s ‘The Challenge’


         Howard Arden                             Eugene Reisman                          Peter Cunningham

      The Westchester Bank has             Armonk, Arden is an active member        join our board. Their many years of
announced the election of three            of the local community. He is            business experience will prove
prominent business leaders --              founder and president of the Friends     invaluable to our bank as we contin-
Eugene S. Reisman, Peter C.                of Muscoot Park, a 777-acre county       ue to grow and serve the business
Cunningham and Howard B. Arden -           park in Somers. He currently serves      community in Westchester and the
- to serve on its Board of Directors.      as chairman of the Muscoot Park          Hudson Valley area,” said W.
      Reisman is chief operating offi-     Advisory Board, chairman of the          Thomas Clark, chairman of the
cer and managing member of the real        North Castle Open Space Committee        Board of Directors of The
estate law firm of Novick, Edelstein,      and treasurer to the Board of            Westchester Bank.
Lubell, Reisman, Wasserman &               Trustees of The Friends of                    Headquartered in Yonkers, N.Y.,
Leventhal, P. C., of Yonkers. He was       Westchester County Parks. In addi-       The Westchester Bank was founded
licensed as a certified public             tion, he is a member of the Armonk       by local community and business
accountant in 1976 and was admitted        Rotary Club, Nature Conservancy,         leaders to provide the highest level
to practice law in New York State in       National       Audubon        Society,   of personalized community banking
1977. He is admitted to practice law       Westmoreland Sanctuary, Friends of       services to Westchester and adjacent
before the United States District          Mianus River Gorge, North Castle         counties and the Hudson Valley
Court for the southern and eastern         Historical Society and a life member     region. With a strong commitment to
districts of New York and the United       of Trout Unlimited and the American      the communities it serves, the bank
States Tax Court. Reisman is a gov-        Paddle Tennis Association. He holds      offers a variety of innovative deposit
ernor of the Bronx-Manhattan North         a Masters of Public Administration       and loan products.
                                                                                                                                 L to r: Florence Caragine (academic advisor), Nicholas Berrios, Christopher Smith, host Brian
Association of Realtors and a direc-       from New York University and a                The Westchester Bank is an            Conybeare, Andrew Holowczak (team captain), Melissa Meireles and Jamila Aguilar (team alternate).
tor of the Bronx Realty Advisory           bachelor’s degree in Political           equal housing and equal opportunity
                                                                                                                                     All-star student scholars from      high schools participating in ‘The          for the ultimate title, Tri-State
Board. He also serves as employer          Science from Methodist University        lender, and a member of the Federal
                                                                                                                               Sacred Heart High School will chal-       Challenge’ this season, and we are          Challenge Champion. The winning
trustee of the Local 32BJ North            in Fayetteville, N.C.                    Deposit Insurance Corporation. For
                                                                                                                               lenge the Ursuline School in the first    pleased to give students the opportuni-     team in each region will receive $2,500
Service Employees International                 “The Westchester Bank is very       more information, call 914-337-
                                                                                                                               round of the 12th season of               ty to compete in this popular weekly        and go on to compete for $10,000 in the
Union Health and Welfare Funds.            pleased to have such distinguished       1900, or visit the bank’s Web site at
                                                                                                                               Cablevision’s “The Challenge,” an aca-    quiz show and to possibly go on to win      Tri-State Championship. Each student
Reisman is a resident of                   and accomplished business leaders        www.thewestch esterbank.com.
                                                                                                                               demic quiz show designed to test stu-     the Tri-State Challenge Champi-             participating in the championship
Pleasantville.
                                                                                                                               dents’ knowledge in a Jeopardy-style      onship,” said Cablevision Vice              match will receive $500.
      Cunningham is president and
                                                                                                                               format.                                   President of Education Trent Anderson.            “The Challenge” is an important
chief executive officer of Dover
                                                                                                                                     The first-round match-up between    “This should be an extremely exciting       element of Cablevision’s education ini-
Garage II Inc. and its affiliate, The
                                                                                                                               Sacred Heart High School and the          season with some fierce competition,        tiative, Power to Learn — the compa-
Dover Group Inc. Dover owns and
                                                                                                                               Ursuline School will air exclusively on   providing a terrific half-hour of televi-   ny’s ongoing commitment to the devel-
operates commercial, industrial and
                                                                                                                               News 12 Westchester at 6:30 and 9:30      sion for viewers of all ages.               opment and learning of students in the
retail      properties     throughout
                                                                                                                               p.m. on Saturday, November 15, and        Cablevision, through Power to Learn,        tri-state area. Earlier this year, the show
Manhattan, Bronx and Westchester
                                                                                                                               Sunday, November 16. “The                 is committed to the development and         received a Beacon Award, the indus-
counties. Previously, he served for a
                                                                                                                               Challenge,” hosted by News 12             education of students in the tri-state      try’s highest award for public affairs
decade as vice president of Glenties
                                                                                                                               Westchester anchor Brian Conybeare,       area, and ‘The Challenge’ gives us the      excellence, as well as a New England
Leasing Corp. The company, which
                                                                                                                               can also be viewed anytime through the    opportunity to do so in a fun and engag-    Cable & Telecommunications Award
managed over 150 New York City
                                                                                                                               convenience of video on demand            ing way. We wish Sacred Heart High          for Public Service and Excellence in
medallion taxicabs, served as the set-
                                                                                                                               through News 12 Interactive, located      School and the Ursuline School good         Cable Television.
ting for the fictional “Sunshine Cab
                                                                                                                               on iO TV channel 612.                     luck as they face off in round one.”              “The Challenge” is moderated by
Company” in the television classic
                                                                                                                                     In its 12th season, “The                 Representing Sacred Heart High         popular News 12 anchors from each
“Taxi” in the early 1980’s. A resident
                                                                                                                               Challenge” includes schools and stu-      School will be Jamila Aguilar (team         region — Scott Feldman on Long
of New Rochelle, Cunningham cur-
                                                                                                                               dents from the Bronx and Brooklyn,        alternate), Nicholas Berrios, Andrew        Island, Tom Appleby in Connecticut,
rently serves as president of the
                                                                                                                               Long Island, the Westchester/Hudson       Holowczak (team captain), Melissa           Bryan Jenkins in New Jersey, Heather
Board of Managers of The Kimberly
                                                                                                                               Valley region, New Jersey and             Meireles and Christopher Smith. The         McBride in the Bronx and Brooklyn,
Condominium. He also serves on the
                                                                                                                               Connecticut. More than 900 students       team’s academic advisor is Florence         and Conybeare in Westchester/Hudson
Alumni Executive Board of Texas
                                                                                                                               representing 184 tri-state area high      Caragine.                                   Valley.
Christian University where he earned
                                                                                                                               schools are participating this season.         As this season of “The Challenge”            More information on “The
an MBA degree from The Neeley
                                                                                                                               Teams are typically made up of stu-       progresses, schools will vie each week      Challenge,” including standings, statis-
School of Business.
                                                                                                                               dents who are at the top of their class   to continue on in the competition,          tics and short contestant bios, is avail-
      Arden is president of Arden
                                                                                                                               — academic all-stars who compete          which ultimately results in the best        able on www.powertolearn.com as the
Business Systems, Inc. of Armonk,
                                                                                                                               based on their knowledge of history,      teams from each region facing off           tournament progresses.
an office products company he
                                                                                                                               arts and literature, math and science.    against each other next spring.
founded in 1986. A resident of
                                                                                                                                     “We look forward to even more       Regional champions will then compete

				
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