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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.”
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
Proudly serving the City of Harrison, Purchase and Silver Lake
their special brand of uplifting, high-caliber
entertainment to schools in the area for years, Nick Sprayregen, Publisher
but this holiday season, they are partnering with email@example.com
local businesses in efforts to bring some cheer Daniel J. Murphy, Editor-In-Chief
to worthy institutions who could otherwise not firstname.lastname@example.org
afford to retain their services.
“Putting Heart Back into the Holidays” is Millie Gutierrez, Managing Editor
the name of the show they are offering to area
schools, hospitals, family service providers, Carla Rose Arnone, Copy Editor
Head Start programs and other organizations email@example.com
whose already-tight budgets may be just a bit
too tight this year to afford a special holiday
Sue A. Witt, Assistant to Editor-In-Chief
The first company to give the gift of song Elisabeth Ehrlich, Junior Editor
is Leake & Watts Services of Yonkers, which is firstname.lastname@example.org
sponsoring a show at Maria Fereri Children’s
Antoine Lovell, Graphic Artist/Photographer
Hospital at Westchester Medical Center in email@example.com
Valhalla, on December 2.
The husband-and-wife team is actively Barbara Seif, Advertising Manager
seeking other local companies or individuals to firstname.lastname@example.org
open their hearts (and wallets) to underwrite Pam Lustig, Sales Representative
musical programs for their favorite local insti- email@example.com
tutions. The couple is celebrating its 15th year
performing and writing for children and see Member of the New York Press Association
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Bierko. Added Scott, “Singing together is the with severely stressed children. Carla Rose Arnone; Mike D’Ambrosio; Elisabeth Ehrlich; Michael Iachetta;
and Joel J. Sprayregen
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
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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
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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
Attorney Maria-Alana Recine was
responsible for putting the Family
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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:
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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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2008 - HARRISON INDEPENDENT - PAGE 5
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
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!
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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
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-
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
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
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. 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,
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
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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.
Bagelicious 379 Halstead Ave Harrison
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
Donahue’s 121 Lake St W. Harrison
The Jottery 7 Taylor Sq W. Harrison
Westchester’s Finest Weekly Newspapers Dry Cleaning by Fredericks
Silver Lake Cafe
15 Taylor Sq
17 Taylor Sq
Community Mutual 29 Taylor Sq W. Harrison
Underhill Mini Market 223 Underhill Ave W. Harrison
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
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2008 - HARRISON INDEPENDENT - PAGE 9
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
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
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-
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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
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
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
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