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Vol 30 Number 37                                               www.RisingMediaGroup.com                                                                 Friday, September 16, 2011

             Opening Day for                                                                            Westchester Primary Results
          Eastchester Blue Devils

        Back row (l to r) County Legislator Sheila Marcotte, Bill Cade, Bob Russell,
    Supervisor Anthony S. Colavita and Eastchester Blue Devil President Chris Cooper;
    Front row (l to r) Gianna Pierro, Nick Loparrino, Marc Loparrino and Gianna Jones.                                Maureen Walker                                          Ernie Davis

     On Sunday, September 4, the Eastchester      ni Bob Russell, Bill Cade and Joe Telesco.
Blue Devils conducted it’s Opening Day Cer-            Colavita welcomed everyone to Haindl                Westchester Democrats and Republicans            Arden, a first time candidate, will defeat Bill
emonies for its football and cheerleading pro-    Field and thanked all the parents and coaches       in several towns, villages and citys went to the      Weaver, the incumbent republican, in Weav-
grams.                                            who volunteer for these hugely successful pro-      polls on Primary Day this Tuesday. Competi-           er’s own party.
     Hundreds of people attended the event, in-   grams. Additionally, he thanked Eastchester         tive races for Mayor in Mt. Vernon and Yon-                But if Arden wins the GOP Primary, he
cluding Supervisor Anthony S. Colavita, County    Blue Devil President Chris Cooper and the rest      kers, Supervisor in the Town of North Castle          will face off in a rematch against Weaver any-
Legislator Sheila Marcotte and leadership alum-   of the executive committee for a job well done.     and a race for County Board were on the bal-          way, because Weaver will be on the Democrat,
                                                                                                      lot.                                                  Conservative and newly formed Alliance North

   1986 Giants to Play in
                                                                                                                                                            Castle party. Arden has the Independence party
                                                                                                                Mt. Vernon Mayor                            line. Weaver’s loss, if it happens, and his dif-
                                                                                                                                                            ficulty in getting the support from within his

PAL Charity Basketball Game
                                                                                                               Democratic Primary                           own party is significant and symbolic of the
                                                                                                           Maureen Walker: 36%, 2,169 votes;                discontent in the voters in North Castle.
                                                                                                           Ernie Davis: 34%, 2,041 votes;                        In the Republican Primary for two seats
                                                                                                           Clinton Young, Jr.: 20%, 1,232 votes; and        on the Town Council, Matt Rice (35 percent)
 Photo by Ed Whitman                                                                                       Yuhanna Edwards: 10%, 577.                       and Stephen D’Angelo (37 percent) defeated
                                                                                                                                                            Kerry Lutz (28 percent).
                                                                                                            The race for Mayor of Mount Vernon is                Judge Elyse Lazansky won the Democratic
                                                                                                      still undecided as of press time. Comptrol-           and Republican Primary, defeating Doug Mar-
                                                                                                      ler Maureen Walker, making her third run for          tino. The outcome of the Independence Party
                                                                                                      mayor, is leading with 36 percent of the vote.
                                                                                                      Running a close second is former Mayor Er-
                                                                                                      nie Davis with 34 percent of the vote. Current
                                                                                                      Mayor Clinton Young, Jr. is a distant third with
                                                                                                      20 percent of the vote and Yuhanna Edwards
                                                                                                      trails with 10.
                                                                                                            Davis, at first, declared victory on election
                                                                                                      night but then backed off that claim.
                                                                                                            “Regardless of how this comes out, I’m
                                                                                                      proud of the grass roots support,” said Davis.
                                                                                                      “People can choose their own destiny. I’m very
                                                                                                      optimistic that we will prevail and move for-
                                                                                                      ward. We’ve come a long way.”
                                                                                                            Walker thanked her supporters and said
                                                                                                      that it’s too premature to declare a winner:
                                                                                                      “We will wait until the last vote is counted. I
                                                                                                      couldn’t have been more blessed or happier
                                                                                                      this evening.”
                                                                                                            The outcome for Young was most surpris-
   L to r: former NY Giant Byron Hunt, Walshin Foundation Vice-President Jason Viarengo
                                                                                                      ing. Many had expected Young to win his re-
                             and PAL Chairman Angelo Martinelli                                       election effort, but he finished a distant third.
                                                                                                            In the race for three City Council seats,
     The Police Athletic League (PAL) of Yon-          The event is a celebration fundraiser for      democrats Richard Thomas (30 percent), Deb-
kers is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the   the Super Bowl Champions and the PAL. The           orah Reynolds (25 percent) and Sam Rivers
1986 Super Bowl Championship New York Gi-         PAL is celebrating its 70th year at the Landmark    (17 percent) were all victorious.
ants with a basketball fundraiser on September    building know as Iris and Martin Walshin Build-
23 at 7 p.m. between players from the Super       ing in memory of these two benefactors, located                                                                           Howard Arden
Bowl Champion Giants and the Police Depart-       at 127 North Broadway in Yonkers.
                                                                                                            North Castle Supervisor
ment All-stars.                                                              Continued on Page 9             Republican Primary
                                                                                                           Howard Arden: 52%, 365 votes; and                primary between the two is undecided.
                                                                                                           Bill Weaver: 48%, 332 votes.                          In the race for County Board in the Sixth

         Boys’ Towns of Italy’s
                                                                                                                                                            District to replace Martin Rogowsky, democrat
                                                                                                           With 90 percent of the votes counted in          Dan Brakewood (56 percent) defeated Mark
                                                                                                      this race, the result is still too close to call.     Jaffe (44 percent). Brakewood will now face

        41st Annual Golf Outing
                                                                                                      But if the current numbers stand up, Howard                                      Continued on Page 9

Photo by Chad Willems                                                                                            Astorino vs HUD Battle
                                                                                                                  Makes National News

    Gold Outing General Chairman John De Giorgio, Father Kevin Devlin, Board Member
    Carrie Sacket and 2011 Men of the Year Pasquale “Pat” Pilenza and Mario De Giorgio

     The 41st Annual Boys’ Towns of Italy         people grow into responsible, well-adjusted citi-
Westchester Golf Outing was held on Friday,       zens in an environment that teaches dignity and
August 8 at Leewood Golf Club in Eastchester.     self-worth.
     Monsignor John Patrick Carroll-Abbing es-         This year’s outing, lead by Master of Cer-
tablished the Boys’ Towns of Rome and Girls’      emonies Dave Cervini, honored Men of the Year              County Executive Rob Astorino                              Fox TV’s Sean Hannity
Town of Rome that have provided at risk youths    Mario J. De Giorgio and Pasquale “Pat” Pilen-
from around the globe with “a chance in life.”    za.
The Boys’ Town of Rome and Girls’ Town of              De Giorgio, a 27-year resident of Yonkers,
Rome are thriving communities where young
                                                                                                                                        See Story on Page 3
                                                                             Continued on Page 9
 PAGE 2 - SouNdViEw RiSiNG - FRidAy, SEPtEMbER 16, 2011

    Global Gala Launches ‘BID Unique Kosher Home-Delivered
     Family Days’ at Arts Fest Meal Program Seeks Volunteers

                                                                                                             New Rochelle resident Bob Brown and his daughter Yael pick up Kosher meals
                                                                                                                   from Derek Williams to deliver to homebound Yonkers residents

                                                                                                           Thanks to the WJCS Kosher Home-Deliv-                                       Gelles. “For many of the individuals we serve,
                                                                                                      ered Meal Program, the only one of its kind in                                   our Kosher Home-Delivered Meal volunteer is
               Students of the New Rochelle Capoeira Performing Arts Center                           the area, several homebound Mt. Vernon, New                                      the only person they see all day. While deliver-
                           performing a traditional Aztec ceremoy                                     Rochelle and Yonkers Jewish residents are able                                   ing the meals, the volunteers check in with the
                                                                                                      to maintain the Kosher tradition that is so im-                                  participants, making sure all is well.”
                                                                                                      portant to them.                                                                      The WJCS Kosher Home-Delivered Meal
                                                                                                           Based at Sinai Free Synagogue in Mt. Ver-                                   Program is presently looking for individuals to
                                                                                                      non, the program operated by Westchester Jew-                                    deliver meals in New Rochelle and Mt. Vernon.
                                                                                                      ish Community Services (WJCS), serves older                                      Volunteers use their own cars and can travel
                                                                                                      Jewish adults who are unable to shop and cook                                    in two-person teams. Each route encompasses
                                                                                                      for themselves. Volunteers visit program partici-                                about five deliveries and takes about one and
                                                                                                      pants several times a week, delivering enough                                    a half hours from start to finish. Volunteers can
                                                                                                      hot meals to see them through the week.                                          participate weekly, monthly or on an as-needed
                                                                                                           “We deliver both hot meals and warm                                         basis. Anyone interested can contact Ms. Gelles
                                                                                                      smiles,” said Program Coordinator Caron                                          at 914-668-4350.

                                                                                                                        BCN Program Focuses
                                                                                                                         on Communication
                                                                                                                                                                                       Powerfully: What you say is dwarfed by how
                                                                                                                                                                                       you say it,” presented by former NBCTV news-
                                                                                                                                                                                       caster Mary Civiello. BCN meetings are held in
                                                                                                                                                                                       the Edwards Room at the Reformed Church of
                                                                                                                                                                                       Bronxville, located at 180 Pondfield Rd. All are
                                                                                                                                                                                       welcome to attend.
                                                                                                                                                                                             During these challenging times, it is essen-
                                                                                                                                                                                       tial for job seekers, career changers and entre-
                                                                                                                                                                                       preneurs to polish their personal style and com-
                                                                                                                                                                                       municate like a leader. Civiello will explain the
        Students of the Lynn Academy of Irish Dance performing a traditional Irish jig
                                                                                                                                                                                       importance of communicating through the three
                                                                                                                                                                                       V’s: the visual, vocal and verbal.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Civiello is president of Civiello Communi-
                                                 around the world. Consecutive performances
                                                                                                                                                                                       cations Group (CCG), a leading media and pre-
                                                 will start at 1 pm with Irish Step Dancing by
                                                                                                                                                                                       sentation training consultancy. Civiello has won
                                                 students of the Lynn Academy of Irish Dance
                                                                                                                                                                                       six Emmy Awards during her two decades as a
                                                 and will continue hourly with Brazilian Ca-
                                                                                                                                                                                       journalist in New York, reporting and anchoring
                                                 poeira by Master Bom Jesus and students of
                                                                                                                                                                                       the news for WNBC, CNBC and MSNBC.
                                                 the New Rochelle Capoeira Performing Arts
                                                                                                                                                                                             BCN meetings are open to all and held
                                                 Center, Aztec ceremonies demonstrated by
                                                                                                                                                                                       twice monthly on the first and third Wednesdays
                                                 Atl-Tlachinolli and traditional Korean Drum-                           Mary Civiello
                                                                                                                                                                                       from 7:15 to 9:30 p.m. at the Reformed Church
                                                 ming by the Vongku Pak Troupe. Children will               On Wednesday, September 21 at 7:15 p.m.,                                   of Bronxville. In between meetings, members
                                                 be able to sample a wide variety of colorful         The Bronxville Career Network (BCN) kicks                                        post to the BCN group on LinkedIn.
                                                 projects and create international crafts to take     off the fall with a program titled, “Communicate
                                                      Organizations serving preschool children
                                                 and their families will also be joining in the
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                                                 kick-off event to promote Born Learning, a
                                                 public education campaign that helps parents,
                                                 grandparents and caregivers explore ways to
   A member of the Vongku Pak Troupe             turn everyday moments into fun learning op-
     performing a traditional Korean
           drumming number                       portunities. A special area with book-making,
                                                 crafts, games and other activities will engage

     A “Global Gala” will launch the New Ro-

                                                 infants, toddler and preschoolers. For more in-
chelle BID Family Days 2011-12 season on         formation on Born Learning, visit www.uwwp.
Saturday, September 24 from 12:30 to 5 p.m.                                                                                          5-Year CD *
in Library Green and the New Rochelle Public          One of the many events being held in con-                                                                                                                          APY
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     The public is invited to experience New

                                                 free Global Gala programs will take place on
Rochelle’s cultural diversity through fabulous
                                                 Library Green and are open to everyone. In the
music, costumes, movement and crafts from        event of rain or strong winds, the performanc-                                      18-Month
                                                 es will be held in the Ossie Davis Theater and                                      CD *

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                                                 place in the Library lobby. This event is made                                                                                      ($500 min. balance)

                                                 possible by the New Rochelle Downtown Busi-
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        From the Desk of the DA;                                                                               Saving Taxpayers Money... Or Trying To
         Public Integrity Bureau                                                                                                                                                the 2010 census, Westchester County
                                                                                                                                                                                has 533,186 such voters,” Marcotte
                                                                                                                                                                                said. This practice costs Westchester
      As District Attorney and                                           receipt of monies from a elderly                                                                       taxpayers more than $150,000 a year.
chief law enforcement officer                                            citizen and a man who, on behalf                                                                             “My proposal is to refine and
in Westchester County, I believe                                         of a husband, forged documents                                                                         enhance the current law by allowing
that public servants must be                                             for an uncontested divorce with-                                                                       The Board of Elections to set up an e-
held to the highest level of ac-                                         out the wife’s knowledge.                                                                              mail registry that residents could opt
countability, acting honestly and                                              Moreover, I created a Mort-                                                                      into, if they so desired,” continued
ethically when carrying out their                                        gage and Fraud Unit within the                                                                         Marcotte. “Those residents who do
duties, and should not use their                                         Public Integrity Bureau in re-                                                                         not have the capability of receiving
position for personal financial                                          sponse to the skyrocketing num-                                                                        e-mail, or are without access to the
gain.                                                                    ber of real estate related fraud                                                                       Internet, simply would continue to
      Corruption at any level                                            cases, including mortgage fraud                                                                        receive the post cards with no action
erodes the confidence and trust                                          by owners, refinancing fraud                                                                           required on their part.
that the public is entitled to have                                      using straw buyers, deed theft                                                                               “A few statistics to consider when
in its government. A dishonest                                           and foreclosure rescue scams.                                                                          examining the proposal; according to
public official or employee un-                                          In 2010, a full-time forensic ac-                                                                      Internet World Statistics, 81 percent
dermines our government’s abil-               Westchester DA             countant was added to assist the
                                               Janet DiFiore                                                                                                                    of all New Yorkers have access to the
ity to protect its citizens and one                                      unit with its increasing caseload.                                                                     Internet and that number continues to
individual can taint an entire group or department As a result of this new initiative, we uncovered a                                                                           grow each year. Even if only 20 per-
of hard-working, honest public servants. That is major mortgage fraud scheme involving the vic-                                                                                 cent of the population decide to ‘opt’
why the investigations and prosecutions being car- timization of four families who were swindled out                                                                            in, it would result in a savings to the
ried out by the Public Integrity Bureau of my of- of the deeds to their homes which were then used                                                                              county budget of more than $30,000
fice are so vitally important.                         by the defendants to obtain $1.4 million in bogus                                                                        a year, not to mention all of the paper
      The assistant district attorneys assigned to loans. Six defendants have been convicted to date                                                                            that would be conserved.
the Public Integrity Bureau in my office investi- for these crimes. And, recently, we announced the                                                                                   “We have to continue to search
gate and prosecute all types of crimes committed indictment of a local political leader for residential                   County Legislator Sheila Marcotte
                                                                                                                                                                                for savings within the county and
by public employees, elected officials, candidates mortgage fraud and a real estate attorney for his                County Legislator Sheila Marcotte has a                     look in some of the most unexpected
for public office and others who hold the public role in a scheme to defraud homeowners.                      good idea to save taxpayers dollars.                   places. This state law, along with many others,
trust. As part of the Office’s Investigations Divi-         In its relentless pursuit of individuals who            All of us who live in Westchester receive,       has been on the books for decades. It is incum-
sion, the Bureau investigates public corruption in have stolen public funds, the Public Integrity Bu-         every year, a card from the Board of Elections         bent upon us to take advantage of modern tech-
government at all levels by any employee, includ- reau prosecuted three individuals in the theft of           stating our voter registration and polling place       nology and utilize it whenever and wherever we
ing acts of larceny, bribery, perjury, election fraud Housing and Urban Development funds, Social             for the upcoming primary and general elections.        can to produce administrative efficiencies and
and other fraud-related crimes.                        Security and Welfare benefits. In these cases, we      This card is mailed to every registered member         deliver savings to citizen-taxpayers. It is my
      Government employees who serve in capaci- have recovered more than $130,000 in court-or-                of our household, year after year. Marcotte is try-    hope that this resolution will gain bi-partisan
ties that involve handling public funds have a fi- dered restitution. These prosecutions are impor-           ing to save a few taxpayer dollars by modifying        support and be immediately sent to the leaders
duciary responsibility to correctly report financial tant not only because they hold wrong-doers ac-          this practice.                                         of the New York State Assembly and Senate for
transactions they oversee, a special duty because countable for their crimes, but because they also                 “I am proposing to our New York State leg-       consideration.
that money belongs to the public. My office ag- serve as a powerful deterrent to anyone who might             islative leaders a change in the New York State             “This resolution was signed by all of the
gressively pursues investigations into the theft and think about defrauding the government and the            Election Law that, if ratified, could save county      members of the Westchester County Minority
misuse of public funds and other crimes by utiliz- taxpayers.                                                 taxpayers in excess of $150,000 a year and pos-        Caucus and submitted at the Board of Legisla-
ing the skills of experienced public integrity pros-        The important and complex work being done         sibly millions more to taxpayers statewide,” said      tors meeting in June. It was assigned to the Com-
ecutors, a squad of seasoned computer forensic by the Public Integrity Bureau could not be ac-                Marcotte.                                              mittee on Government Efficiency and Reform,
investigators and certified public accountants who complished without the willingness on the part of                “The existing rule — New York State Elec-        where it was received and filed in August. It is
forensically examine public and financial records you, the public, and other government agencies to           tion Law SS 4 -117 — requires that between the         my hope that it will make its way to the commit-
for such criminal activity.                            approach my office for assistance and cooperation      dates of August 1 and August 5 each year all           tee agenda very shortly.”
      I have worked hard to create an atmosphere in the area of public corruption and misconduct.             county Boards of Election in New York State                 This good idea from Marcotte could be ex-
of public trust and confidence in the work of our In order to maintain the public trust and protect           send a postcard, via first-class mail at local tax-    panded or modified so that residents who have
Public Integrity Bureau. In 2010 alone, the Bureau our tax dollars, we must work together toward our          payer expense, to each active voter in the county      lived at the same address for years and/or de-
opened 84 investigations. We successfully pros- mutual goals.                                                 confirming their address, requesting a correction,     cades would not get this postcard, because they
ecuted cases that involved a county corrections             If you know of or suspect misconduct may be       if necessary, and informing them of upcoming           know where they vote. Most residents could
officer who submitted fraudulent health insurance taking place, you can contact my office and make            elections and where they may vote.                     and should only receive a postcard when there
claims, an attorney who stole from his escrow a formal complaint by first calling 914-995-3303                      “This classic ‘unfunded mandate’ costs 29        polling place changes or when they move into a
fund, a postal worker who pilfered items instead or by downloading a copy of the written complaint            cents for each registered and active voter. As of      community.
of delivering them in the mail to the intended re- form online. For more information, visit www.

                                                                                                                        Improving Our Schools;
cipient, a local government worker who gave false westchesterda.net.
testimony in a civil hearing to cover up his illegal

                                                                                                                           A Local Example
                                                                                                              By M.A. Godfrey                                        educate students who have been suspended; and
                                                                                                                    The Board of Regents approved a new                    Renaissance GED Program, a program for
                                                                                                              teacher evaluation system which includes 20            older students that has helped more students re-
                                                                                                              percent for students’ state test scores and 20         ceive their GED.
                                                                                                              percent on supervisors’ evaluations. But here                Students are helped by these programs, but
                                                                                                              in Westchester, there is a School Superinten-          there are other ways which a safer school en-
                                                                                                              dent who found another way to improve student          vironment can help improve the education pro-
                                                                                                              learning.                                              cess.
                                                                                                                    In Mount Vernon, Dr. W. L. Tony Sawyer,                How children learn has always been a seri-
                                                                                                              on WVOX, cited an improved graduation rate             ous concern for educators and parents, so it is
                                                                                                              which, last year, was 59 percent according to          not surprising that another study, reported in
                                                                                                              New York State, up from 51 percent in 2006.            Education Week on May l0, linked school safety
                                                                                                              How did his schools do this? They reduced the          and achievement. School safety can be especial-
                                                                                                              incident rate (fights, weapons, etc.) from 4,000       ly important in schools with low test scores.
                                                                                                              in 2007-08 to 2,000 last year. According to the              This University of Chicago study’s conclu-
                                                                                                              school district’s Web site, this past year’s rate      sions emphasized that the link between school
                                                                                                              was down to 1,000. Is it a reasonable conclusion       safety and academic achievement is a strong
                                                                                                              that, when students feel safe in a school, that this   factor that must be considered when the goal is
                                                                                                              helps them to learn more?                              increased student achievement. Students, they
                                                                                                                    Mount Vernon Public School District Di-          suggest, need to feel they can trust their teach-
                                                                                                              rector of Communications Desiree Grand re-             ers, and parents must feel teachers are “partners”
                                                                                                              ports that they have implemented the following         in their childrens’ education. They concluded
                                                                                                              programs to help increase the graduation rate:         that adult relationships in the school building
                                                                                                                    The Second Chance Program, which has an          are more important than the neighborhood of
                                                                                                              alternative education setting to facilitate a safe,    the school.
                                                                                                              secure and caring environment to nurture and                                        Continued on Page 8

                                                                                                                         Astorino vs HUD Battle
                                                                                                                          Makes National News
                                                                                                              By Dan Murphy                                          this recession, and property taxes are simply too
                                                                                                                    Westchester County Executive Rob Asto-           expensive.
                                                                                                              rino’s dispute with the Federal Government’s                 “HUD is making demands outside the
                               Live happier, healthier and wealthier with a New York                          Department of Housing and Urban Develop-               scope of the settlement,” said Astorino on Han-
                               ENERGY STAR Home. These energy efficient homes                                 ment (HUD) concerning the settlement to build          nity. “This is government gone wild; its social
                                                                                                              750 units of affordable housing countywide is          engineering at its worst, and this is the model
                               use less energy and save money.                                                starting to receive national attention. Astorino       they want to move across the country.
                                                                                                              recently appeared on Fox TV’s Hannity, where                 “We are building affordable housing. We
                                                                                                              he was interviewed by host Sean Hannity.               are complying and finding locations. But HUD
                               New York ENERGY STAR Homes:                                                          The concern from the Astorino administra-        says that it’s not good enough. They are trying to
                               • Use less energy than conventionally built homes                              tion, and others, is that HUD is trying to use the     change the rules in the middle of the game.”
                                                                                                              Westchester housing settlement as a model to                 Astorino said that HUD’s new demands —
                               • Pass a stringent evaluation, including energy analysis                       be used across the country as a way to integrate       not in the settlement agreement — include hav-
                                 and combustion safety testing                                                communities that HUD deems “segregated.”               ing the county intervene in local town or village
                                                                                                                    Hannity aired video from the 2009 an-            zoning laws and asking local banks and lenders
                               • Come in all styles, sizes, and price ranges
                                                                                                              nouncement of the settlement, with former              to modify their practices.
                               • Are warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and free                         County Executive Andy Spano in the back-                     Most important to the taxpayers of
                                 from uncomfortable drafts                                                    ground, where HUD Deputy Secretary Ron Sims            Westchester County, HUD is, “trying to bank-
                                                                                                              said, “This is a grand experiment. At HUD, we          rupt our county,” in the words of Astorino. The
                                                                                                              believe this approach to equitable development         new demands, including the building of afford-
                                                                                                              can serve as a model of strong, accessible com-        able three bedroom units, would double the cost
        For complete information, visit                                                                       munities across the United States.”                    of the settlement agreement from $51 to more
                                                                                                                    The only problem with Sims’ assessment           than $100 million.
        GetEnergySmart.org or call 1-877-NY-SMART.                                                            of Westchester is that, while there may be fewer             “Westchester is being singled out,” said
                                                                                                              numbers of Latino and African-American’s liv-          Astorino. “They are claiming that there is a pat-
                                                                                                              ing in many of the bedroom communities of              tern of segregation, but Westchester is the fourth
                        Ask your builder about New York ENERGY STAR Homes.                                    Westchester, the reason is not racism or discrim-      most diverse county in the state.”
                        Otherwise, you are wasting your energy.                                               ination — its economics.                                     “What will Westchester do?” asked Han-
                                                                                                                    Nobody has been denied housing any mu-           nity. “We’re holding firm and we will not allow
                                                                                                              nicipality because of their race. Many people,         HUD to make Westchester the test case for their
                                          8/11                                                                Westchester residents included, can not afford         experiment across the country,” Astorino re-
                                                                                                              to live in Rye, Pound Ridge, Scarsdale and other       plied. “We’re not standing for it.”
                                                                                                              similar neighborhoods — home prices, even in

 In Your Backyard
Federal Government Should Offer To                                                                               Hunt for Wild Mushrooms
 Buy Chronically Flooded Property                                                                                  at Stone Barns Center
By Paul Feiner, Greenburgh Town                        consultants within the next few weeks — hope-
Supervisor                                             fully sooner rather than later.
      Some businesses and homeowners who live               Also, I would like to implement some af-
and work near the Saw Mill River and Bronx             fordable recommendations that could help re-
River parkways have suffered numerous floods           duce the degree of flooding by taking some
this past year.                                        actions steps on our own. But the flooding prob-
      I visited some property owners who live off      lems off the Bronx River and Saw Mill River
of the Bronx River Parkway recently and they           parkways require partnerships between the fed-
asked if they could be bought out. I received          eral, state, county and local governments and
similar calls from property owners in North            significant dollars — money that the town does
Elmsford yesterday. I will be reaching out to          not have.
our Congressional representatives and will ask              Some residents who reside off of Old Ken-
if that option could be explored.                      sico Road mentioned that they never experi-
      We can’t depend on one option and we             enced the severe flooding they are living with
don’t want to only point fingers at other levels of    in previous years. A few people wondered if the
government. The town has invited consultants to        road work on 287 and the work the county is do-
look at the problem and to help us come up with        ing on the Bronx River Parkway is contributing
small initiative that the town can take to help        to the severe flooding this year. Last nights rain
reduce flooding in these two sections of town.         storm caused significant property damages.
We hope to approve the contract with one of the

Westmoreland Sanctuary Programs
     The Westmoreland Sanctuary, located at                There will also be a Green Community
260 Chestnut Ridge Rd. in Mount Kisco, will            Expo, face painting, tractor wagon rides, food
hold a weekend of fun for all ages on September        concessions and other great activities!
24 and 25 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.                         Tickets are $5 per person. For more infor-
                                                                                                                                                  “Wildman” Steve Brill
     Fun and educational programs for all ages         mation and tickets, call 914-666-8448 or visit
will be offered, including bird banding, live ani-     www.westmorelandsanctuary.org.
mals, outdoor cooking and more!                                                                                  At 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 25, Amer-       black walnuts, all delicious raw or in any recipe
                                                                                                            ica’s go-to guy for foraging, “Wildman” Steve       that calls for nuts.

      BRH Needs Volunteers for
                                                                                                            Brill, will lead one of his world-famous foraging        Wild herbs and greens will also be thriv-
                                                                                                            tours of Stone Barns Center in Pocantico Hills.     ing in fields and disturbed habitats. We’ll look
                                                                                                                 Stone Barns Center is a natural area every-    for lamb’s-quarters (a wild spinach), ground

       32nd Wheelchair Games
                                                                                                            one will love exploring in the fall, with lots of   ivy,wood sorrel, sheep sorrel, poor man’s pepper,
                                                                                                            surprises in store. There are cultivated areas,     field pennycress, watercress, wintercress, hedge
                                                                                                            thickets, streams and woodlands, all with differ-   mustard and Asiatic dayflower. In addition, we’ll
                                                                                                            ent plant communities.                              be finding culinary and medicinal herbs such as
      The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital (BRH)          variety of track, field and table tennis events.          Stone Barns is a great place for mushrooms.    black birch, yarrow, sassafras, mullein and spice-
is asking community members to assist with its              Known for therapeutic benefits, wheelchair      With enough rain beforehand, we might find          bush leaves and berries.
32nd Wheelchair Games on Saturday, Septem-             sports also helps build strength, coordination,      gourmet fall species, such as shaggy manes,              Roots are in season in autumn, so we may
ber 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.                           endurance and self-confidence.                       fried chicken mushrooms, chicken mushrooms,         aldo find burdock root, which tastes like a com-
      The event is held annually on Burke’s cam-            For more information about how you can          hen-of-the-woods, honey mushrooms, pear-            bination of potato and artichoke, wild carrots and
pus, located at 785 Mamaroneck Ave. in White           volunteer for this year’s Wheelchair Games,          shaped puffballs, gem-studded puffballs, oyster     common evening primrose.
Plains. The volunteer-supported sports compe-          contact Sandra Alexandrou at 914-597-2581 or         mushrooms, enoki mushrooms and blewits. Each             Stone Barns Center is located at 630 Bed-
tition permits disabled persons to compete in a        salexand@burke.org.                                  species has its own special flavor.                 ford Rd. in Pocantico Hills. The fee is $25 for
                                                                                                                 This is the only season for nuts, and there    adults and $20 for kids aged 6 to 14. For more
                                                                                                            are great species you can’t buy. We’ll hunt for     information or for tickets, visit www.stonebarn

 ‘Parenting a Healthy Dancer’ Workshop                                                                      white oak acorns, shagbark hickory nuts and         scenter.org or www.wildmanstevebrill.com.

      Most injuries in dancers — both students
and professionals — are not the result of a sud-
den or traumatic event. They usually occur from
                                                       panel will include sports medicine physician Dr.
                                                       Gloria Cohen, dance physical therapist Samara
                                                       DiMattia, MSPT and psychotherapist Becca
                                                                                                                          Serving Our Country
overuse over a period of time.                         Gaines, MS PC.                                            New York Air National Guard Col. Thomas        military operations there. The wing’s pararescue
      Because dance training involves repetitive             The program is being hosted by The Bal-        J. Owens II, commander of the 106th Rescue          jumpers are trained to drop behind enemy lines
movements done in classes, rehearsals and per-         let School of Stamford at 175 Atlantic St. in        Wing, announced the recent completion of train-     to secure friendly troops, or into the ocean to
formances, a lot of stress is put on dancers’ liga-    Stamford and will highlight the importance of        ing for members of the New York Air National        rescue crewmen from a sinking ship.
ments and muscles. Over time, this repetitive ac-      understanding the signs and symptoms of the          Guard here at F.S. Gabreski Airport.                     The wing has a peacetime mission of pro-
tivity can lead to a number of overuse injuries.       most common dance injuries, including tendini-            Airman 1st Class Sarah A. Forrester            viding search and rescue in the North Atlan-
      On Tuesday, September 20 at 6:30 p.m.,           tis, snapping hip, foot stress injuries, sprained    from Pleasantville completed the Aircrew Flight     tic when requested by the United States Coast
The Ballet School of Stamford and the ONS              ankles and low back pain.                            Equipment Apprentice course at Sheppard Air         Guard and also deploys regularly to provide
Foundation for Clinical Research and Education               The free workshop will be conducted in an      Force Base, Texas. The 106th Rescue Wing            rescue capability in support of Space Shuttle
will team up to present a free injury prevention       open forum. The public is invited; however, ad-      operates HH-60 Pavehawk rescue helicopters          launches. The wing’s efforts to rescue a yacht
workshop for parents of dancers.                       vance registration is requested. For more infor-     and HC-130 Hercules search and rescue aircraft      crew in a storm at sea are portrayed in the movie
      “Parenting a Healthy Dancer” will feature        mation or to register, call 203-358-8853, e-mail     from its base in Westhampton Beach on eastern       “A Perfect Storm” and, in 1998, the wing made
a panel of experts who will discuss how to keep        info@balletschoolofstamford.org, or visit www.       Long Island.                                        the longest over-water rescue in history.
young dancers healthy in mind and body. The            BalletSchoolofStamford.org.                               The wing’s wartime mission is to rescue             “That Others May Live” is the motto of the
                                                                                                            American and Allied personnel lost behind en-       Air Force Rescue community and is appropri-

Free Adoption Information Session
                                                                                                            emy lines and members of the wing have been         ately chosen, since it is the motivating force of
                                                                                                            deploying regularly to Afghanistan to support       those involved in the wing’s rescue mission.

     at Greenburgh Town Hall
     Hosted by Forever Families Through Adop-               The information session will be held in               In the tradition of RENT and SPRING AWAKENING
                                                                                                                        comes this ELECTRIFYING new musical
tion, Inc., this free event is open to anyone inter-   the Second Floor Training Room of Green-
ested in, or involved with, the adoption process,      burgh Town Hall, located at 177 Hillside Ave.
including professionals, community members,            in Greenburgh, on Monday, September 19 from
expectant parents, adoptive or potential adoptive      6:30 to 8 p.m. Spanish will be spoken.
parents and adoptees.                                       For more information, call 914-939-1180,
     Come learn about the domestic and inter-          e-mail      adopt@foreverfamiliesthroughadop
national adoption process and meet the staff of        tion.org or visit www.ForeverFamiliesThrough
Forever Families Through Adoption, which is            Adoption.org.
authorized in New York and Connecticut.

WJCS Havorah Hosts Celebration
   & Services for Disabled
     In its continuing effort to bring persons         la, 89 Baldwin Rd., Bedford;
with special needs closer their Jewish culture,             • Yom Kippur Service on Tuesday, October
WJCS Havorah will host programs for persons            4 at 7 p.m. at Temple Beth Abraham, 25 Leroy
with developmental disabilities during the up-         Ave., Tarrytown; and
coming holidays.                                            • Sukkot Celebration on Monday, October
     The schedule is as follows:                       17 at 7 p.m. at Congregation Sons of Israel,
     • Simchat Shabbat on Saturday, Septem-            1666 Pleasantville Rd., Briarcliff Manor.
ber 17 at 9 a.m. at Temple Beth El of Northern              All are welcome to these events and admis-
Westchester, 220 South Bedford Rd., Chap-              sion is always free. For more information, con-

                                                                                                                “It’s only a matter of time before the
paqua;                                                 tact Gail Oliver at 845 565-8610 or gailao777@
     • Rosh Hashanah Celebration on Tuesday,
September 27 at 7 p.m. at Temple Shaaray Tefi-
                                                       aol.com.                                                                                                          show is a SMASH HIT!”
                                                                                                                                                         - Daily News

       Green Acres Garden Club                                                                                                 5 WEEKS ONLY SEPT 27-OCT 30
          Hosts Flower Show                                                                                          TIX: 718 760 0064 QUEENSTHEATRE.ORG
                                                                                                                               FIRST 3 SHOWS (SEPT 27-29): ALL SEATS $30!
     The Green Acres Garden Club will host             tends will get a chance to vote for their favorite
a Flower and Horticulture Show on Saturday,            flower display.                                                                                                             free parking.
September 17 at the Hergenhan Center in North              For more information, contact Carolyn Sa-                                                                          free shuttle from
Castle.                                                lon at 914-273-8281 or Joanne Henderson at                                                                            Mets-Willets Point
     The time is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the public      914-273-9736.                                                FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK
is graciously invited. In fact, everyone who at-
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 In Your Backyard
         Kitchen & Bath Insider                                                                                 2011 Westchester Sports Hall of
        Can’t Afford to Remodel?                                                                                  Fame Inductees Announced
By Paul Bookbinder, M.I.D.,                                             under $1,000 for an average size
C.R.                                                                    kitchen. Of course, this amount
      The stock market is down,                                         will vary on the size and condi-
jobs are scarce and, to make                                            tion of the cabinets and the type
matters worse, the holidays are                                         of doors and draw fronts that
coming!                                                                 you have. Larger kitchens and
      Most of us spend more time                                        cabinets with more wear will in-
in our kitchens than any other                                          crease the cost.
room in the house and this is es-                                            You can also select options
pecially true during the holiday                                        like having the hardware (knobs
season. Not only will the kitch-                                        and pulls) changed or adding
en be filled with the immediate                                         accessories inside the cabinets.
family; now it will be cluttered                                        These are perfect additions to a
with guests as well. So, if you’re                                      restoration that will make your
embarrassed with the way your                                           kitchen not only look new again
kitchen looks, but don’t want Paul Bookbinder, M.I.D., C.R. but work like new as well. You
to commit to remodeling at this                                         can even have a new countertop
time because of the state of the economy, there is a installed in laminate, granite or quartz and still save
solution that won’t empty your bank account.           a bundle when compared to a full remodeling job.
      Over the years, even the best cabinets start          Keep in mind that this method of restoration
to show signs of wear. The luster that the wood- should not be confused with refinishing, where
work had when new is slowly dulled by the ac- the wood is chemically stripped, sanded and re-
cumulation of dirt and grease which gets harder stained. It’s more like detailing your car. While it
and harder to remove. Fortunately, there are a few won’t fix big dents and scratches, (which requires
companies that are offering a relatively inexpen- bodywork and a new paint job), if the condition of
sive service which involves refurbishing your ex- the cabinets is not too bad, it may be just what you                                                  Meaghan Francella
isting kitchen cabinets and countertops. The pro- need to make your kitchen look great again.
cess is perfect for the on-the-go family that has           So, if you don’t want to spend the money
let their cupboards run down and show signs of for a complete remodel until the economy turns                                                                       Knights from 1978 to 1986 when the team had
wear and age.                                          around, refurbishing your kitchen may be the an-                                                             the state’s highest winning percentage. Fioren-
      In a matter of hours, technicians remove all swer to spruce up your kitchen for the holidays                                                                  tino was an assistant coach for the Miami Heat
the grime that has been building up on the wood- and well beyond. It usually takes only a day to                                                                    and the Miami Sol and has been a sports ana-
work, touch-up nicks and scratches and apply complete and you’ll still have money left over for                                                                     lyst for the Heat for the past seven years;
a new top coat which forms a protective barrier holiday gifts.                                                                                                           • Golfer Meaghan Francella, a Port Ches-
against common kitchen contaminants. Keep in                Paul Bookbinder, M.I.D., C.R., is president                                                             ter native who won the ACC championship in
mind, however, that a restoration of this type will of DreamWork Kitchens, Inc. located in Mama-                                                                    2003 while attending the University of North
not make heavily worn cabinets look new again, roneck. A Master of Design (Pratt Institute) and                                                                     Carolina, and was runner-up the following
nor will it change their color. It’s designed to bring E.P.A. Certified Remodeler, he is an advisor for                                                             year. She turned pro in 2003 and has had a
your woodwork back to 80 to 90 percent of its Kitchen & Bath Design News. A member of the                                                                           number of top-10 finishes and tied for 42nd
original condition.                                    Advisory Panel of Professional Remodeler maga-                                                               place at this year’s U.S. Women’s Open; and
      This restoration service usually includes lu- zine and the National Kitchen and Bath Associa-                                                                      • Mount Vernon resident Rodney Mc-
bricating and adjusting the hinges, magnets and tion, he can be reached for questions at 914-777-                                                                   Cray, who won a state title in high school and
drawer slides and cleaning and polishing the coun- 0437 or www.dreamworkkitchens.com.                                                                               an NCAA title with University of Louisville.
tertops. The cost of this type of renewal is usually                                                                                                                He has played with the Houston Rockets, Sac-
                                                                                                                                                                    ramento Kings and the Dallas Mavericks, win-

         7th Annual
                                                                                                                                                                    ning an NBA title with the Chicago Bulls in
                                                                                                                                                                         The four were chosen from a pool of 60

 Westchester Running Festival
                                                                                                                                                                    nominees. In order to be nominated, each must
                                                                                                                               Rodney McCray
                                                                                                                                                                    be a person of good character who has gained
                                                                                                                                                                    prominence in either professional or amateur
                                                                                                                    Four Westchester County residents who           sports as a player, coach, manager, official,
     A road race for people of all ages and a fes-           The half marathon for walkers begins at
                                                                                                               have gained national prominence and contrib-         owner, writer or broadcaster.
tival featuring a host of exhibitors are in store      8 a.m.; the half marathon for runners begins at
                                                                                                               uted to sports in Westchester have been se-               The Westchester sports Hall of Fame
during the Westchester Medical Center Running          8:30 a.m.; the quarter marathon begins at 9 a.m.;
                                                                                                               lected for induction into the 2011 Westchester       is sponsored by Westchester County Parks.
Festival on the Bronx River Parkway on Sunday,         and the Kids Fun Run at 10:45 a.m. An awards
                                                                                                               Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony to be          The Hall of Fame plaques are on permanent
October 9, beginning at the Westchester County         presentation follows at approximately 11 a.m.
                                                                                                               held on Wednesday, October 12 at Lake Isle           display at the Westchester County Center in
Center in White Plains.                                All events will be held rain or shine.
                                                                                                               Country Club in Eastchester.                         White Plains.
     The event features a half marathon (13.1                Registration fee is $55 for the half mara-
                                                                                                                    Inductees for this year’s Hall of Fame               The event is open to the public and begins
miles) and a quarter marathon (6.55 miles) for         thons (14 years of age or older) and $45 for the
                                                                                                               are:                                                 at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception, dinner at 7
runners, and a half marathon for walkers. Young        quarter marathon (12 years of age or older).
                                                                                                                    • Champion rower Jim Eich of New Ro-            p.m. and the ceremony at 8 p.m. Price is $75
runners aged 12 and under can compete in a spe-        Registration will be accepted on a first-come,
                                                                                                               chelle, a graduate of Blessed Sacrament who          per person and reservations are required. The
cial non-competitive Kids Fun Run, which starts        first-served basis. For more information or to
                                                                                                               won the North American Schoolboy singles             deadline for reservations is Friday, September
at the County Center. Registration is free and         register, visit www.genesisadventures.com or
                                                                                                               championship and has won every major re-             30.
available only on race day.                            call 203-232-9615.
                                                                                                               gatta in the U.S and Canada;                              For more information or a reserva-
                                                                                                                    • Mount Vernon High School basket-              tion form, call 914-864-7064 or visit www.
                                                                                                               ball great Tony Fiorentino, who coached the          westchestergov.com/parks.

                              2011-2012 Season
                                                                                                                        Westchester Won’t Serve
                              Greenwich                                                                                     Teens Alcohol
                              Symphony                                                                              The County of Westchester, the City of
                                                                                                               White Plains and Heineken USA recently an-
                                                                                                                                                                    transit shelters promoting messages of respon-
                                                                                                                                                                    sible consumption.

                             David Gilbert, Conductor
                                                                                                               nounced details for “We Don’t Serve Teens,” a             “The risks of underage drinking are real,
                                                                                                               new joint initiative to prevent the sale of alco-    with alcohol a leading cause of death for teens
                                                                                                               hol to those under 21 years of age.                  nationwide,” said Westchester County District
                                                                                                                    This local program, supporting a national       Attorney Janet DiFiore.
                                                                                                               effort initiated by the Federal Trade Commis-             “Like every community throughout
                                                                                                               sion, calls on county alcohol licensees, parents     Westchester County, White Plains is not im-
                                                                                                               and local businesses to join in the effort pro-      mune to underage drinking, but we are work-
                                                                                                               moting responsible alcohol sales to the com-         ing aggressively to address it,” said White
                                                                                                               munity.                                              Plains Mayor Tom Roach.
                                                                                                                    Businesses throughout the county will be             Along with providing effective tools to
                                                                                                               provided with static stickers containing the         prevent underage drinking at point of sale, city
                                                                                                               message “We Don’t Serve Teens” and are en-           and county representatives also support efforts
                                                                                                               couraged to place them on alcohol beverage           to encourage communication with teens about
                                                                                                               coolers or the front door of their stores.           making good decisions, such as those put forth
                                         Stanley Drucker                                                            “We are committed to working with retail-       by Heineken USA as a founding member of the

                                                                                                               ers to promote the responsible sale of alcohol       Health Alliance on Alcohol.
                                                                                                               and encourage all local merchants to display              “Heineken remains committed to ensuring
                                                                                                               the sticker on their storefronts with pride,” said   the responsible sale, promotion and consump-

                          DVOŘÁK                     Serenade for Strings
                                                                                                               County Executive Rob Astorino.                       tion of our products,” said Heineken USA Se-
                                                                                                                    As students return to school and encoun-        nior Vice President Dan Tearno.
                          COPLAND                    Clarinet Concerto                                         ter additional pressures to participate in risky          For more information, including resources

                                                                                                               behavior, the community will be increasing
                                                     Symphony No. 40
                                                                                                                                                                    about how to talk to teens about alcohol, visit
                                                                                                               awareness through an advertising campaign.           www.healthallianceonalcohol.com or www.
                                                                                                               Residents will soon notice ads on buses and          dontserveteens.gov.

                 Saturday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m.
                  Sunday, October 2 at 4:00 p.m.
          Dickerman Hollister Auditorium Greenwich High School
                                                                                                                 SUNY Empire State College at
                            Adults $30 Students $10                                                              Hartsdale Information Session
                         Ticket Information: 203-869-2664
                             www.greenwichsym.org                                                                   State University of New York (SUNY) Em-
                                                                                                               pire State College will hold a public information
                                                                                                                                                                    Hartsdale location or call 914-948-6206. You
                                                                                                                                                                    may also register by calling 800-847-3000 and
                                                                                                               session about its associate and bachelor’s degree    selecting option 1.

                        PRE-CONCERT LECTURE
                                                                                                               programs at it’s Hartsdale location, located at           This information session will discuss most
                                                                                                               200 North Central Ave. on Saturday, September        of the undergraduate programs at the college. If
                    October 1 at 7 p.m. • October 2 at 3 p.m.                                                  24 at 11 p.m.                                        you are specifically interested in the college’s

                     Greenwich High School Auditorium
                                                                                                                    To reserve a space for the upcoming infor-      R.N. to Bachelor of Science degree program,
                                                                                                               mation session, visit www.esc.edu and select the     call 1-877-372-6790 for information.

 Academic Excellence
            Lowey Calls for National                                                                                           Academic Excellence
       Infrastructure Bank to Create Jobs                                                                                       SUNY Cortland
                                                                                                                     Breon John O’Connor, a resident of Pel-
                                                                                                                                                                           Michael Castellano of Ardsley;
                                                                                                                                                                           Alexandra Gold of Ardsley;
                                                                                                               ham. N.Y., recently received a Master of Sci-               Dana Robin of Ardsley;
     Congresswoman            Nita                                    tion of water systems, roads,            ence in Teaching.                                           Nicholas Delibero of Harrison;
Lowey was joined recently with                                        energy grids, broadband com-                   The following local residents were awarded            Norma Hamilton of Hartsdale;
Westchester County municipal,                                         munications and other critical           their baccalaureate degrees at Commencement                 Timothy O’Reilly of Katonah;
business and labor leaders in                                         infrastructure assets. Every $1          ceremonies on May 21:                                       Raissa Franco of Larchmont;
highlighting the benefits of fed-                                     billion of infrastructure invest-              Jonathan J. Paladini of Mahopac;                      Kazuya Kurihara of Larchmont;
eral infrastructure investment                                        ment creates at least 30,000 jobs              David L. Colagiovanni of Mahopac;                     Jennifer Merl of Larchmont;
and calling for the creation of a                                     and generates more than $6 bil-                Brianna Lynne Shost of Mahopac;                       Marco D’Ippolito of Mohegan Lake;
National Infrastructure Bank to                                       lion of economic activity.                     Kevin Michael Khederian of Mahopac;                   Kyle Schollmann of Mohegan Lake;
finance job-creating projects that                                          “The Westchester County                  Michael Richard Dutra of Mahopac;                     Steven Toth of Mohegan Lake;
improve local communities.                                            Association commends Con-                      Michael Eric Millstein of Mount Vernon;               Elizabeth Crenson of North Salem;
     “Investing in roads, bridges                                     gresswoman Lowey for her                       Rebecca Rose Friedberg of Ardsley;                    Toni-Marie DeGrella of Ossining;
and public infrastructure is criti-                                   leadership in creating a Na-                   Bryan Adam Buchalski of Harrison;                     Deanna Frugis of Ossining;
cal for areas like the New York                                       tional Infrastructure Bank,” said              Lauren Frances Daley of Mohegan Lake;                 Devin Jerome of Ossining;
metropolitan area, with aging                                         Westchester County Association                 Lori Ann Panaro of Ossining;                          Kimberly Kahan of Ossining;
transportation networks and civ-                                      President William Mooney. “As                  Kristin Rosemary Vespa of Ossining;                   Aileen O’Leary of Ossining;
ic facilities,” said Lowey. “It is Congresswoman Nita Lowey we’ve identified in our economic
                                                                                                                     Marisa Bertone of Ossining;                           Charles Davidson of Peekskill;
also one of the fastest and most                                      development initiative The Blue-               Erica Frerking of Ossining;                           Allison Lowe of Peekskill;
direct ways government can facilitate job creation. print for Westchester, the region’s economy — and
                                                                                                                     Jason Leslie of Ossining;                             Michael Rodrigues of Peekskill;
A National Infrastructure Bank would provide a our ability to attract and retain business here — is
                                                                                                                     Cesidio Salvatore Finocchi of Cortlandt               Kevin Wheeler of Peekskill;
stable and secure source of funding for infrastruc- dependent on a functional infrastructure system. A
                                                                                                               Manor;                                                      Nicole Bolster of Cortlandt Manor;
ture improvements in the lower Hudson Valley more modern infrastructure will help Westchester
                                                                                                                     Tyler Scott Shimizu of Cortlandt Manor;               Rachel Cavaliere of Cortlandt Manor;
and nationwide, and it must be part of the federal and the region meet future energy, technology,
                                                                                                                     Mark Stephen Mancusi of Cortlandt Man-                Kaycie Jacobs of Cortlandt Manor;
recovery plan.”                                      transportation and telecommunications needs and           or;                                                         Olivia Krolik of Cortlandt Manor;
     The Full Water Supply Project, part of a joint bring needed jobs to the region.”
                                                                                                                     Christina Theresa Scala of Shrub Oak;                 Gabriela Melillo of Cortlandt Manor;
effort to construct and consolidate fresh water sup-      “A National Infrastructure Bank will provide               Scott Edward Neri of Somers;                          Alina Pedraza of Cortlandt Manor;
ply for the Villages of Briarcliff Manor, Tarrytown millions of dollars of private capital to improve the
                                                                                                                     Joseph Nicholas Sciortino of West Harri-              Andrew Prouty of Cortlandt Manor;
and Sleepy Hollow, received $18.9 million from nation’s infrastructure while creating thousands of
                                                                                                               son;                                                        Sandra Trejos of Cortlandt Manor;
the federal Recovery Act. The project, since its immediate jobs that will help lift the economy and
                                                                                                                     Kathryn Rose Fitzgerald of Mount Kisco;               Juan Alejaldre of Port Chester;
inception, has generated more than 66,000 work improve business conditions,” said Ross Pepe,
                                                                                                                     Jonathan Arthur Alvarez of Pleasantville;             Joseph Esposito of Rye Brook;
hours, the equivalent of 131 full-time positions.    President of the Construction Industry Council of               Amandine Marie Corten of Pleasantville;               Dominique Laxalde of Port Chester;
     A National Infrastructure Bank would pro- Westchester and Hudson Valley, Inc. “Congress
                                                                                                               and                                                         Jenna Lazzaro of Port Chester;
vide loans, loan guarantees, bonds and even start- should take action now.”
                                                                                                                     Kacie Megan Schulman of Pleasantville.                Jeffrey Sohn of Rye Brook;
up capital to finance rehabilitation and construc-
                                                                                                                              Agnes Scott College                          Caroline Culleton of Scarsdale;
                                                                                                                     Avignon Greene of North Salem, class of               Amanda Dilegge of Scarsdale;

   GHC Religious School Rolls
                                                                                                               2013, was named to the Dean’s Honor List at                 Gene Dolce of Scarsdale;
                                                                                                               Agnes Scott College for the spring semester.                Julie Robins of Scarsdale;
                                                                                                                            The Ethel Walker School                        Patrick Schechter of Scarsdale;

     Out New Curriculum
                                                                                                                     Katherine Bilgore of South Salem received             Neil Yousefian of Scarsdale;
                                                                                                               The Day of Service Award at The Ethel Walker                Stephen Mateja of Somers;
                                                                                                               School’s 99th Commencement Prize Night Cer-                 David Schmidt of Somers;
                                                                                                               emony on June 4, prior to the School’s 99th                 Mohamed Kanu of White Plains;
      The Greenburgh Hebrew Center Religious            (community) and Tikun Olam (social action). Ev-        Commencement Ceremony on June 5.                            Nicole Gallo of West Harrison;
School (GHC-RS) has rolled out a new curriculum         ery grade will incorporate activities that relate to                   Miami University                            Gabrielle Orfei of West Harrison;
and a new schedule for the 2011-12 school year.         these six areas and will have a different level of           Natalie Pitheckoff, a political science major         Ginamarie Pantore of West Harrison;
      Much like students experience in their pub-       Judaic focus for each year, thus allowing for devel-   from Plains, received the Outstanding Gerontol-             Laura DeLucia of White Plains;
lic school lives, the GHC-RS is now divided into        opmentally appropriate immersion in each of the        ogy Minor Award from Miami’s sociology and                  Meagan Aaron of Hastings-On-Hudson;
a Lower School and an Upper School and, within          main topics every year.                                gerontology department at the Undergraduate                 Khrystyna Babyn of Hastings-On-Hudson;
those divisions, students will learn specific sub-            By using this spiral curriculum, teachers will   Awards Ceremony Monday, April 11.                           James Cazzoli of Hastings-On-Hudson;
jects from specific teachers. The change allows         shift their goals from “covering” material to “un-           Miami University students who achieved                Andreas Pausch of Hastings-On-Hudson;
GHC-RS to propel Jewish education forward.              covering” the ways Jews stand witness to history       a 3.5 or better grade point average for second              Stephanie Rohrig of Tuckahoe;
      GHC-RS Educational Director Irit Kornblit         and the wisdom of the Jewish Text. Students will       semester 2010-2011 have been named to the                   Joshua Wauchope of Tuckahoe;
said, “We have made these changes to maximize           more effectively make their own enduring connec-       dean’s list recognizing academic performance,               Michelle Ciotti of Bronxville;
our students’ educational experience and to up-         tion with our heritage.                                including the following students:                           Katharine Dolan of Bronxville;
grade to a more rigorous academic program. We                 In addition, the new curriculum coordinates            Joseph Michael Sarver of Mount Vernon;                Ho Park of Bronxville;
strive to create an atmosphere where students are       with Saturday morning “Junior Congregation”                  Jeffrey Daniel Horowitz of Katonah;                   Ndidi Alimole of New Rochelle;
enthusiastic to learn the expertise of their teach-     services, where classroom learning is reinforced             Alexandra Rose Matthews of Rye Brook;                 Lisa Crompton of New Rochelle;
ers.”                                                   through prayer, song, and drama in a lively, inter-          Maureen Elizabeth Tussing of Scarsdale;               Anthony Greathouse of New Rochelle;
      In addition, all students will now attend their   active environment.                                          Taylor Ann McVey of Bronxville;                       Shuqing Hu of New Rochelle;
weekday session on the same day (Wednesdays)                  The GHC-RS curriculum affords students the             Colleen Cashman Dunn of New Rochelle;                 Elizabeth Miller of New Rochelle;
which, according to Kornblit, will generate a great-    opportunity to study in the school’s new Media               Alison Shaklee Meyers of Briarcliff Man-              Luis Sanchez of New Rochelle;
er sense of community and energy. It also affords       Center, which Kornblit created to integrate tech-      or; and                                                     Jeffrey Vargas of New Rochelle;
the school the opportunity to increase the number       nology into the students’ educational experience.            Melissa Rae Matzker of Pleasantville.                 Haley Viccaro of New Rochelle;
of school-wide programs.                                “Students use digital media in their everyday lives.                College of New Rochelle                        Marcotulio Coto Chang of Pelham;
      The new GHC-RS curriculum is built around         Why not in their Jewish education? It seems to be            Maureen Lambert of Scarsdale and Beatrice             Douglas Eich of Pelham;
six key Jewish strands: God, Torah (the sacred          a very logical progression,” she said.                 Close Kerr of Pelham, graduates of The College              Matthew Galiani of Pelham;
Jewish texts), Israel (both the land of and the Jew-          For more information, call Kornblit at 914-      of New Rochelle, were awarded the Ursula Lau-               Elizabeth Grace of Pelham Manor;
ish people), Avodah (prayer and ritual) Kehilah         963-4260.                                              rus Citation.                                               Samantha Pyes of Pelham Manor;
                                                                                                                             University of Vermont                         Daniel Arenson of New Rochelle;

 St. Casimir’s Students Compete in
                                                                                                                     The following area students have been                 Michael Brownstein of New Rochelle;
                                                                                                               named to the dean’s list for the spring 2011 se-            Samantha Marshall of New Rochelle;
                                                                                                               mester at the University of Vermont:

  Junior Olympic Championships
                                                                                                                                                                           David Rozins of Bedford;
                                                                                                                     Daniel L. Schwartz of Ardsley;                        Robert Mangs Jr. of Briarcliff Manor;
                                                                                                                     Jeffrey Eng of Katonah;                               Ashley Tanzillo of Buchanan;
                                                                                                                     Samantha Sheppard of Katonah;                         Jamie Giglio of Cross River;
                                                                                                                     Michelle A. Howard of Larchmont;                      Ron Nagor of Dobbs Ferry;
                                                                                                                     Chelsie L. Walters of Larchmont;                      Alexandra Selig of Dobbs Ferry;
                                                                                                                     Nikki S. Kleitzel of Scarsdale;                       Achumboro Ataande of Elmsford;
                                                                                                                     Amanda N. Somekh of Scarsdale;                        Sharika Mathew of Elmsford;
                                                                                                                     Michele L. Sulcov of Scarsdale;                       Lisa-Marie Castellone of Hawthorne;
                                                                                                                     Virginia F. Abbott of White Plains;                   Shan Lin of Hawthorne;
                                                                                                                     Harrison G. McCandless of White Plains;               Angelo Mascia of Hawthorne;
                                                                                                                     Emily R. Meltzer of Hastings-On-Hudson;               Jacqueline Rotunno of Hawthorne;
                                                                                                                     Sarah K. Gendreau of New Rochelle;                    Gina Valentino of Hawthorne;
                                                                                                                     Ani A. Quigley of Briarcliff;                         Brittany Deady of Montrose;
                                                                                                                     Samantha M. Ethridge of Chappaqua;                    Diana Agudelo of Mount Kisco;
                                                                                                                     Sarah E. Fornaby of Chappaqua;                        Adam Feureisen of Bedford Corners;
                                                                                                                     Gemma M. Duffee of Irvington;                         Alexis Hausler of Mount Kisco;
                                                                                                                     Kate J. Fulop of Mount Kisco;                         Louis Vuksanaj of Mount Kisco;
                                                                                                                     William C. Andreycak of Pleasantville;                Trevor Cerbini of Pleasantville;
                                                                                                                     Catherine R. Howe of Pleasantville;                   Gregory Moy of Pleasantville;
                                                                                                                     Avery L. Laird of Pound Ridge;                        Christopher Carelli of Thornwood;
                                                                                                                     Alessandro Carissimo of Sleepy Hollow;                Adriana Carozza of Thornwood;
                                                                                                               and                                                         Monique Collins of White Plains;
                                                                                                                     Brittany J. Sperber of Verplanck.                     Nicholas Creegan of White Plains; and
                  St. Casimir’s athletes with their banner at the Junior Olympic                                                     UAlbany                               Ruth Torres of White Plains.
                            Opening Ceremonies in Wichita, Kansas                                                    The following students earned the Univer-                         UMass Boston
By the St. Casimir School                                     Competitors in the early rounds also in-         sity at Albany’s spring 2011 Dean’s Commenda-               Adam Walsh, a resident of Harrison, was
     19 St. Casimir’s students competed as Ju-          cluded 2nd Grader – Zuzanna Perzan; 3rd Grad-          tion for outstanding academic achievement:            among more than 2,750 students from the Uni-
nior Olympians this summer in a variety of track        er – Juan Pablo; 5th Grader – Gerardo Pablo; 6th             Jillian Cheli of Mahopac;                       versity of Massachusetts Boston who made the
events. Competitions began June 10th at Mon-            Grader – Zeidy Acevedo; 7th Grader – Javier                  Lauren Diasparra of Mahopac;                    Spring 2011 Dean’s List.
signor Farrell High School in Staten Island and         Murillo; 8th Graders – Danny Alicea, Jeffrey                 Giancarlo Faranda of Pleasantville; and              Eastern Connecticut State University
on June 12th at Red Hook Park in Brooklyn.              Acevedo, and Ravon Williams; and 9th Grader                  Meaghan Molloy of Mahopac.                            The following students were named to East-
The top 6 athletes in each event qualified to go        – Jayson Alicea.                                             The following students were named to the        ern’s Dean’s List for the spring 2011 semester;
to the New England Regional Championships in                  Top – 25 finishes in Kansas were achieved        University at Albany’s spring 2011 Dean’s List              Courtney Doherty of Ardsley;
Albany – July 8th – 10th, where the medal win-          by Elyssa Thomas – 4th in the discus; Miguel           for outstanding academic achievement:                       Giovanni Leon of Croton Falls;
ners advanced to the National Championships in          Negrete – 13th in the 1500 and 16th in the triath-           Erika Marsiglia of Crompond;                          Jaclyn Giuntini of Somers; and
Wichita, Kansas – July 26th – 31st.                     lon; Kamil Solinski – 21st in the 1500 race walk;            Christopher Harrison of Mahopac;                      Christina Schirone of Pelham.
     Participating as members of the Notre              Jada blackheart, Ava Perez, Samantha Kelly, and              Carley Knapp of Mahopac;                                    UMass Dartmouth Spring
Dame Track Club of St. Casimir’s School, 14             Mireya Pablo – 21st in the 4 X 400 relay and                 Frank Morano of Mahopac;                              The following UMass Dartmouth students
athletes advanced as far as Kansas, with the top        25th in the 4 X 100 relay; Jada blackheart – 23rd            Mandi Riccobono of Mahopac;                     have been named to the Spring 2011 Dean’s
finisher being 4th place medal winner – Elyssa          in the 200; Miguel Negrete, Christian Rincon,                Deanna Rossetti of Mahopac;                     List:
Thomas in the discus. The Kansas competitors            Ivan Canot, and Daniel Gomez – 24th in the 4 X               Kaitlyn Stauffer of Mahopac;                          Evan DeMarzo of Mahopac; and
included 2nd Grader – Deja Mitchell; 3rd Grad-          400 relay; and Deja Mitchell – 25th in the 400.              Jassimine Davis of Mount Vernon;                      Nicole Talibon of Harrison.
ers – Miguel Negrete, Christian Rincon, Ivan                  Over 8,000 athletes participated in Kansas             Anna-Kay McFarlane of Mount Vernon;                            Bucknell Announces
Canot, and Daniel Gomez; 4th Graders – Jada             over a full 6-day period of events. “Our athletes            Syeidah McBride of Mount Vernon;                      Bucknell University has released the dean’s
Blackheart, Ava Perez, Samantha Kelly, and              did a great job, especially when you consider it             Julia Henry of Mount Vernon;                    list for the 2010-11 academic year which in-
Mireya Pablo; 6th Graders – Elyssa Thomas,              started with 109 degrees on Tuesday, and ended               Young An of Yonkers;                            cludes the following local students:
Jayson Morrison, and Kamil Solinski; 11th               with 105 degrees on Sunday, with Friday being                David Byrnes of Amawalk;                              Irwin N. Reibeisen, Armonk; and
Grader – Nzengung Tankeng; and 12th Grader              the coolest day at 99 degrees.                               Paul Walsh of Amawalk;                                Kyle L. Rosen, Armonk.
– Anna Solinski.
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 Seniors and Health Care
       Hot Topics in Health Care                                                                               Food Allergery Leaders Raise Awareness
                                                                                                                     A group of motivated residents from the           labeling.
By Michael LaMagna, Esq.                                                 contagions, etc., the hospital        Westchester area is joining forces with the Food              “I look forward to participating in this im-
      Last week, the Center for                                          must notify the patient and pro-      Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) to               portant event, which will raise awareness of the
Medicare and Medicaid Servic-                                            vide them with an opportunity to      organize a fundraising walk, which will build           effect food allergies have on the lives of so many
es (CMS) issued a new policy                                             object to the restriction.            public awareness and raise money to help protect        children and other Americans,” said Lowery. “I
mandating that hospitals com-                                                     What Hospitals               children with life-threatening food allergies.          will continue my work in Washington to provide
municate to patients their right                                                  Should Tell You                    The FAAN Walk for Food Allergy in                 federal funding for necessary research of food
to have visitors of their choos-                                               Upon admission, the hospi-      Westchester will take place on Saturday, October        allergies and to ensure parents and schools have
ing. In order to achieve this rule,                                      tal should let you know that they     1 at 10 a.m. in Glen Island Park in New Rochelle.       the resources they need to protect children from
hospitals are required to set up                                         have a non-discriminatory visi-       The Walk is one of more than 42 walks scheduled         allergic reactions and respond effectively.”
policies and procedures for                                              tation policy and that you have       nationwide between May and December.                          Dr. Hugh Sampson will serve as Honorary
compliance or risk losing their                                          a right to have anyone of your              More than 12 million Americans, including         Chair of the FAAN Walk in Westchester. Lee
ability to accept Medicare and                                           choosing visit or not visit you.      3 million children, have a food allergy, which is       Goldberg, anchor of WABC’s Eyewitness News
Medicaid money. Read on to                                                     If you find that the hospi-     the leading cause of anaphylaxis (a serious al-         Accu-Weather coverage and father of a food al-
learn what to expect if you are                                          tal is restricting visitation, they   lergic reaction that may cause death) and results       lergic child, will serve as the event’s MC. Kiran
admitted to a hospital.                                                  must give a good reason and an        in more than 300,000 ambulatory-care visits per         Chetry, former anchor and reporter of CNN’s
   Patients’ Rights Updated                  Michael LaMagna             opportunity for you to object to a    year among children. Eight foods account for 90         “American Morning,” will serve as Honorary
      to Include Visitation                                              grievance committee. If the hos-      percent of all allergic reactions in the U.S.: dairy,   Media Chair. Dr. Amanda Cox will serve as Hon-
      In response to an earlier Memorandum from pital is not communicating this information to pa-             eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (walnuts, almonds),            orary Medical Chair.
President Barack Obama requesting CMS to de- tients and/or restricting visitation or not giving its            wheat, soy, fish and shellfish.                               The Walk will include fun for the whole
velop rules prohibiting hospitals from denying patients the ability to object to its practices, they                 This year’s Walk youth Ambassador is              family, including the Z100 Party Patrol, jumpy
visitation privileges on the base of color, race, are risking their ability to collect public funds and        Larchmont’s Meg Hofstedt. Hofstedt has lived            castles, an obstacle course, art projects, gaga
national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation accreditations.                                             with food allergies all of her life and is allergic     court, soccer and more.
or disability, CMS issued a strong guidance to             This article is intended to be used for informa-    to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, soy and sesame. Meg              Registration is open to families, community
hospitals, requiring them to examine and imple- tional purposes and nothing in this article should             is currently participating in a clinical trial for a    groups and anyone wishing to raise funds for
ment non-discriminatory visitation policies. Spe- be construed as legal advice. Michael LaMagna                Chinese herbal remedy, which many hope will be          food allergy education, advocacy, awareness and
cifically, the rule grants a new patient right, which is an attorney who specializes in health care, so-       a cure for peanut allergies.                            research. To register, donate or learn more about
enables an inpatient to choose who can and who cial security, Medicaid and disability benefits. He                   Congresswoman Nita Lowey will serve               the Westchester FAAN Walk for Food Allergy,
cannot visit. In addition, if there are any restric- can be reached by e-mail at mlamagna@tllawof              as Legislative Advocate for the FAAN Walk in            visit      www.foodallergywalk.org/westchester_
tions on visitation, i.e. medical appropriateness, fices.com or by telephone at 914-819-0663.                  Westchester. She was one of the original sponsors       ny11.
                                                                                                               of federal legislation pertaining to food allergen

     Town of Eastchester                                                                                            Golden Harvest Dance and
Senior Programs and Services                                                                                         Talent Show for Seniors
           The Center at Lake Isle                         12:30 Mahjong
Monday, September 19                                       12:30 Pokeno and Cards                                   Calling all Westchester County senior citi-        $4. From 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., seniors can dance
    Art Exhibit, Eastchester Library                       12:30 Center Celebrates September Birth-            zens! Warm up your vocal chords, tune-up your           to the sounds of the Big Band era and contem-
    9:30 Line Dancing, Theresa Kover                   days & Welcomes Fall Season with Gary Lovett,           tubas and brush up your dance routines to prepare       porary music of today’s disco and Latin with the
    12:15 Debbie San Felippo, Sunrise of Crest-        “Las Vegas Showtime”                                    for the Golden Harvest Dance and Talent Show            16-piece Milt Gerver Orchestra.
    wood, Overview of Community Living                 Friday, September 23                                    on Tuesday, October 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at              The concession stand will be open; no out-
    12:40 Exercise, Linda Zeiss                            Art Exhibit, Eastchester Library                    the Westchester County Center in White Plains.          side food may be brought into the County Center.
    1:15 Bob Moynihan, Musical Memories                     8:30 Exercise Video                                Doors open at 10:30 a.m.                                Table reservations will be accepted on a first-
Tuesday, September 20                                      9:30 Lite Exercise with Mary Anne Scrobe                 All local seniors age 60 and over who have         come, first-served basis. Balcony seating is avail-
    Art Exhibit, Eastchester Library                       11:00 Gilda Press, Information & Conver-            a special talent that they would like to share are      able without a reservation. Admission and park-
    8:30 Exercise, Grace Kulinski,                         sation                                              welcome to become a part of the day’s festivi-          ing are free for the program. The event is open
    9:30 Exercise with Patricia Marinello                  12:30 Bridge and Cards                              ties during the talent show. Singers, dancers, in-      to all Westchester County senior citizens age 60
    12:15 Bingo, Bring a Friend                            12:30 Bob Moynihan, Musical Memories                strumentalists, group performers, magicians and         and older.
    12:30 Bridge and Cards                                 The Center at Lake Isle is located at 660           seniors with unusual acts are welcome. Registra-             The deadline for both lunch and table res-
    12:30 Guest Speakers & Special Interest            White Plains Rd. in Eastchester. For more infor-        tion is required for the talent show; to sign up,       ervations is Thursday, September 22. To reserve,
    Programs                                           mation or transportation, call 914-337-0390.            call 914-813-6300.                                      call 914-813-6423 or 914-813-6380. For ad-
Wednesday, September 21                                              Garth Road Center                              At 12:30 p.m., a box lunch will be avail-          ditional information, call 914-864-7077 or visit
    Art Exhibit, Eastchester Library                   Wednesday, September 21                                 able which will include a turkey sandwich, apple,       www.westchestergov.com/parks.
    9:30 Tap Dancing. Paula Tarrantino                     11:30 Hot Lunch Available, Reservations             cookie and juice. Suggested lunch contribution is
    9:30 Drawing, Stephanie Rocker                         Required
    12:30 Mahjong with Miriam Roschell                     12:30 Movie, To Be Announced
    12:30 Exercise, Evey Riccobono!                        2:00 Exercise with Rowena: Lawrence Hos-
    12:30 Art Class, Betty Uses                            pital Physical Therapy
    12:30 Music/Drama, Walter Lindstrom                Friday, September 23
    1:15 Bob Moynihan, Musical Memories,                   11:30 Exercise with Julie Rosen
    CDs and DVDs                                           12:30 Celebrate Autumn with Pot Luck
Thursday, September 22                                     Luncheon
    Art Exhibit, Eastchester Library                       2:00 Bridge, Cards and Games
    9:15 Country Western Dancing with The-                 The Garth Road Center is located at 235
    resa Kover                                         Garth Rd. For more information, call 914-771-
    10:00 Yiddish Class                                3340.

NWH at Chappaqua Crossing Presents
  2nd Annual Senior Health Fair
      Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) will         porosis, vascular/stroke and memory and de-
present a free Senior Health Fair on Saturday,         pression. No appointment is necessary for these            Since its founding by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul in 1888, Saint
September 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at NWH             screenings.                                                Joseph’s Medical Center has been meeting the health care needs of Yonkers and
at it’s Chappaqua Crossing location, 480 Bedford            A panel discussion for seniors and their
                                                                                                                  surrounding communities. Located in Southwest Yonkers, Saint Joseph's Medical
Rd. in Chappaqua.                                      adult children titled, “What My Children Should
      Featured will be a prostate cancer screening     Know,” will be held at 9:30 a.m. Speakers include          Center consists of a 194-bed acute care teaching hospital and a 200-bed nursing
for men between the ages of 50 and 80. Men un-         geriatric psychiatrist Dr. Maureen Empfield, neu-          home and features comprehensive out-patient programs. It is also a sponsor of low-
der the age of 50 who have a family history of         roendocrinologist and behavioral neurologist               income senior housing for frail elderly.
prostate cancer or who are of African-American         Dr. Alan Jacobs and NWH at Chappaqua Cross-
descent are encouraged to attend. The urologists       ing Clinical Director or Rehabilitation Services           In response to new developments in medicine and the needs of the community,
on staff at NWH will be available to answer ques-      Adam Cohen.                                                Saint Joseph’s has grown dramatically over the years into a modern, progressive
tions and provide a free physical exam and PSA              NWH, a designated Planetree facility, offers          medical center.
blood screening. An appointment is required and        medically supervised rehabilitation programs at
can be made by calling 1-800-QUALITY (782-             its new Chappaqua Crossing facility, in affilia-           Today, Saint Joseph’s offers:
5489).                                                 tion with Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. To learn          s An expanded Ambulatory Surgery Center
      Other health screenings will include those       more, visit www.nwhrehab.org.
for blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, osteo-                                                                 s On-site 64 slice spiral CT Scanner and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
                                                                                                                  s Dedicated hospital-based Inpatient Renal Dialysis Services

  Bike/Walk to Help Find Lauren
                                                                                                                  s A Hospital-based Nursing Home
                                                                                                                  s One of the busiest Emergency Services in Westchester County

Spierer Community Awareness Day
                                                                                                                  s A Designated Stroke Center
                                                                                                                  s Comprehensive Mental Health Services
                                                                                                                  s A Family Health Center to provide affordable primary care
     Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont               in the congregation, becoming Bat Mitzvah and              s Oncology Services
and Emanu-El (SSTTE) are sponsoring a Bike/            Confirmed.                                                 s Geriatrics Services and 165 units of Senior Housing
Walk to Help Find Lauren Community Aware-                   A Suggested Donation of $54 (3 x $18 or               s A State-of-the-art Department of Surgery for ambulatory, laser and laparoscopic
ness Day on Sunday, September 18 at 11 a.m.            “Chai” (“life,” in Hebrew) is requested, and par-
                                                                                                                  surgery, micro-neurosurgery for back and neck compression pain, and Holmium
     Participants will meet at the synagogue,          ticipants can find sponsors if they like. Checks
located at 2 Ogden Rd. in Scarsdale, for a few         should be made payable to Hillel Foundation                laser and lithotripsy for treating kidney stones
moments of sharing followed by a bike ride or          at Indiana University, with “Help Find Lauren              s Pain Management
a walk on the Bronx River Parkway, which will          Fund” written in the memo line. Hillel Founda-             s The only accredited Family Medicine Residency Program in Westchester
be closed for Bicycle Sundays.                         tion in Indiana has been spearheading efforts in           s Highly advanced diagnostic services, including Cardiology, Radiology and Labo-
     The event seeks to raise local awareness          the state to help find Lauren.
of Edgemont resident Lauren Spierer, a student
                                                                                                                  ratories, as well as a full range of rehabilitative therapies
                                                            Preregistration is not required, and dona-
at Indiana University who has been missing             tions of any amount will be greatly appreciated.           s Women’s Health Services, including accredited low-dose mammography
since June 3, and raise funds to help with the         For more information, call SSTTE at 914-725-               s Patient Representatives and Pastoral Care for spiritual and emotional support
on-going search efforts. Spierer and her family        5175.
are long time members of SSTTE. She grew up

                                                                                                                                     For more information, call 914-378-7000
                                                                                                                                          or visit www.saintjosephs.org.
  Advertise on our Seniors and Health Care                                                                                              Saint Joseph’s Medical Center
             Page! Call today: 914-965-4000                                                                                      127 South Broadway s Yonkers, New York 10701
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                                                                                                               Sept. 20         8:00 PM                            Town Hall Auditorium                                     Town Board Meeting
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         Arts. Of Org. filed with the                        Arts. Of Org. filed with the
         Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY)                        Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY)
         on August 19, 2011. Office                          on 07/25/2011. Office loca-
         location: Westchester. The                          tion: Westchester County.
         street address is: 494 Saw
         Mill River Road Yonkers, NY
                                                             The street address is: at 223
                                                             Central Parkway Mount Ver-
                                                                                                          Improving Our Schools                                                                      for International Student Assessment found a
                                                                                                                                                                                                     school’s climate — including the disciplinary
         10701. SSNY has been des-                           non, NY 10552. SSNY has                      Continued from Page 3                                                                      practices and way students and teachers relate
         ignated as agent of the LLC                         been designated as agent of                                                                                                             to each other, if positive — can help raise read-
         upon whom process against                           the LLC upon whom process                          It has been three decades since the publica-                                         ing scores. The author of the article, Maurice J.
         it may be served. SSNY                              against it may be served.                    tion of the report, “a Nation at Risk.” Former                                             Elia, concludes that politicians have undermined
         shall mail process served                           SSNY shall mail process                      New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein                                                respect for education. Respect for learning and
         to: Michael Ferro 494 Saw                           served to: Peter G. Byrne,                   stated in Atlantic Magazine (June 2011) that,                                              a safe environment are goals worth striving for
         Mill River Road Yonkers, NY                         223 Central Parkway, Mount                   while spending in education has doubled, gains                                             and they may improve the achievement of stu-
         10701. Purpose: any lawful                          Vernon, NY, 10552Purpose:
                                                                                                          made in schools are negligible and the high                                                dents.
         act.                                                any lawful act.
                                                                                                          school graduation rate has continued at about                                                   Questions are now being raised about
         #6221 9/2 – 10/7                                    #6222 9/16 – 10/21                           70 percent. Add to this the pressure on teachers                                           whether the intense pressure on teachers to raise
                                                                                                          who are being confronted with a rating system                                              student scores will diminish the important per-
                                                                                                          based partially on student achievement?                                                    sonal relationships that build trust. Gardner in
                                                                                                                Walt Gardner in Education Week (May 16)                                              Education Week (May 16) stated that in some
                                                                                                          feels these views are “half-factors.” Isn’t it then                                        heavily unionized states students have much
                                                                                                          fair to ask if the pressures for achievement will                                          higher NAEP scores than states that have no
      LEGAL NOTICE                        LEGAL NOTICE                       LEGAL NOTICE                 diminish these important personal relationships?                                           union contracts. Do teachers who think they are
                                                                                                          Gardner refutes Klein’s assertions that improve-                                           getting more job protections feel more comfort-
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ity Foods LLC Arts. Of Org.                                                                               ments have made under his leadership by assert-                                            able about forming appropriate academic rela-
                                   Hole Group LLC Arts. Of Org.        ness SAT Prep LLC. Arts. Of
filed with the Sect’y of State     filed with the Sect’y of State      Org. filed with the Sect’y of
                                                                                                          ing the schools still need further improvements.                                           tionships with students?
of NY (SSNY) on 6-10-11.           of NY (SSNY) on 3/17/2011.          State of NY (SSNY) on Au-          Klein cites the scores of the National Assessment                                               Children need all the help they can get to
Office location: Westchester       Office location: Westchester.       gust 30, 2011. Office loca-        of Educational Progress as an example of lack of                                           receive the best possible education and these
County. The street address         The street address is: 19           tion: Westchester. The street      proficiencies while Gardner feels many students                                            studies show this is not an easy task. Let’s at
is: 501 South 8th Avenue,          Penfield Ave., Croton, NY           address is: 62 Carrollwood         do show a “basic” level of proficiency.                                                    least credit the Mount Vernon School System
Mount Vernon NY 10550.             10520. SSNY has been des-           Drive, Tarrytown, NY. 10591.             Another study reported in Education Week                                             for a program that helps the students graduate
SSNY has been designated           ignated as agent of the LLC         SSNY has been designated           (May 4) is also relevant. The 2009 Program                                                 high school.
as agent of the LLC upon           upon whom process against           as agent of the LLC upon
whom process against it may        it may be served. SSNY              whom process against it may
be served. SSNY shall mail         shall mail process served to:       be served. SSNY shall mail
process served to: Aldean
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Avenue, Mount Vernon NY
                                   Andrew D. Lewis, Esq., 276
                                   Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
                                   10001 . Purpose: any lawful
                                                                       process served to: Ben Zoff-
                                                                       ness, 62 Carrollwood Drive,
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                                                                                                                                                Volunteers at the Golf Outing

        Former NY Giant Byron Hunt (Center), Yonkers PBA President Keith Olsen (left)
         and PAL Vice President James Vetrano (right) with some young PAL members

                                  Photos by Ed Whitman

                                                                                                                               L to r: Pasquale “Pat” Pilenza with John and Mario De Giorgio

  L to r: Olsen, PAL Board Member Howard Berman, Hunt, Mayor Phil Amicone and Vetrano

1986 Giants                                           Maker” Baker, running back Lee Rouson, two
                                                      time Super Bowl champion Perry Williams, de-
Continued from Page 1                                 fensive end Curtis McGriff, linebacker Byron
                                                      Hunt, wide receiver Odessa Turner and Giants
     The PAL has been providing athletic and          legends running back Billy Taylor. These cham-
education programs for the youth in Yonkers           pions are looking to keep their winning streak
since 1941. The PAL is open six days a week           alive while having lots of fun and laughs.
from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and is is attended by more           Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for chil-
than 5,000 youth every year.                          dren. Tickets can be purchased at the Yonkers
     The fundraiser which will feature Super          PAL on the day of the event or by calling 914-
Bowl Champions Stephen “The Touchdown                 377-7297.

  Democrats: Make Mike Mayor!
     This was the cheer at Spano campaign head-       transportation to school, or whether there will be
quarters on primary night as Mike Spano won the       enough teachers. It’s time to provide stability to
                                                                                                                                   De Giorgio, Betty De Giorgio, Ann Pilenza and Pilenza
Democratic Primary for Mayor. Spano (52 per-          avoid layoffs,” said Spano, who also called for
cent) defeated Council President Chuck Lesnick        safer streets and relief to the taxpayers. “This is
(39 percent) and Bob Flower (nine percent).           our opportunity. The challenges are enormous but
     “To the Democratic voters and the people of      so is our determination. It’s time to get Yonkers
Yonkers, I’m deeply humbled and say thank you,”       back on the right track.”
said Spano. “I’ve never seen a campaign where so           The Spano headquarters included supporters
many people came together for a better future.”       from the Democratic Party and city unions.
     “We said from the beginning that we were              Lesnick would not concede on primary night.
going to change the debate and run a positive         With results from the Board of Elections only rep-
campaign about how we can change this city,”          resenting about 75 percent of the vote by night’s
continued Spano, who thanked Lesnick and Flow-        end, Lesnick wants every vote to be counted.
er for a fair contest.                                     “Reports of my demise are premature,” said
     Spano, who will now face off against re-         Lesnick. “I’ve gone through a lot of elections
publican John Murtagh in November, said that          where I was not declared the winner. We will
his two priority issues remain fiscal stability and   make sure that every vote is counted and then go
education: “It’s time to replace the years of drama   on to support the Democrat for Mayor in Yonkers.
with long term planning and come together in          A lot of districts haven’t reported.
partnership for a better community.”                       “This race was about education. We had
     “We can no longer have another September         grass roots support. Regardless of the outcome,
where our parents don’t know if there child will      I’m going to make sure that Yonkers has a first
have a desk in pre-k, or whether they will have       class education and clean our fiscal house.”

 Murtagh Wins Big in GOP Primary
      Republican City Councilman and Minority         ward,” said Murtagh to a packed crowd of sup-                             Members of the Boys’ Town of Italy Golf Outing Committee
Leader John Murtagh won a decisive Republi-           porters, including former Councilwoman Dee
can Primary for Mayor on Tuesday, receiving 45        Barbato and Mike Breen, winner of the GOP Pri-
percent of the vote. Former Council President         mary for the Fifth District Council seat, formerly                                     Photos by Chad Willems
Richard Martinelli was second with 32 percnet         held by Murtagh.
and former Councilman Carlo Calvi came in third            Martinelli conceded Tuesday night and con-
with 24 percent.                                      gratulated Murtagh: “It’s not in the cards. Yonkers
      “It’s humbling to be honored by the people of   continues to face serious challenges ahead and I
Yonkers who have voted for me,” said Murtagh,         will continue to speak out for the taxpayers.”
who congratulated Martinelli and Calvi on a hard           Martinelli also ran in a Conservative Primary
fought race and urged all Republicans to come         for Mayor. He had the endorsement of the Con-
together. “The message is clear; the people want      servative Party but write in candidates, including
safe streets, great schools and an affordable place   Mike Spano, are making the outcome uncertain.
to live, and that’s what we will turn Yonkers into.   Martinelli said he would, “wait to see what hap-
      “I congratulate Mr. Spano on his victory, but   pens with the Conservative Primary and make a
the choice could not be clearer for the residents     decision then.” Martinelli will likely face pressure
of Yonkers. It’s a choice of whether the city will    from Republicans to get out of the race and sup-
move back to the politics of the past 50 years, or    port Murtagh.
whether the city will move forward. If you want            “We ran a positive campaign, but it got
to know what the candidates will do as Mayor,         negative in the end, with both of my opponents
look at what they have already done. It’s time for    throwing mud at me, and sometimes it sticks. In
honest and transparent government.”
      “I make one promise — when John Murtagh
                                                      a three-way race, you never know what’s going          Boys’ Towns of Italy                                 ing for animals as a Board member of the New
                                                                                                                                                                  Yonkers Animal Shelter Foundation. He is mar-
                                                      to happen.”
is elected, there will only be one Murtagh on the          It is believed that the third candidate in the
                                                                                                             Continued from Page 1                                ried to his wife, Elizabath Sisto, and they have
City of Yonkers payroll. The people are tired of      race, Calvi, took votes away from Martinelli. “I                                                            two children; Louis, 35, and Christina 29.
the same leadership and are ready to move for-        think he did a good job as a spoiler.”                 has served the community as a district leader              Pilenza, a resident of Eastchester with his
                                                                                                             and community activist. A businessman for 33         wife Ann, has always had strong ties to the
                                                                                                             years, De Giorgio is the President of the HUB        Italian-American community. He is the current
Primary Results                                            Correction: In last week’s issue, we incor-
                                                      rectly named Ann Leber as the Town Clerk
                                                                                                             Third Avenue Business Improvement District
                                                                                                             in the Bronx and President of the Bronx Shore
                                                                                                                                                                  President of the Italian City Club of Yonkers and
                                                                                                                                                                  spearheaded the Goldstar Mothers and the build-
Continued from Page 1                                 seeking re-election. Leber is the former Town          Kiwanis.                                             ing of a congressional medal of honor monument
                                                      Clerk. Anne Curran is the current Town Clerk                Di Giorgio has been active in raising funds     in Eastchester. He is the owner of Westchester
off against republican David Gelfarb in No-           seeking re-election.                                   for children, including for the Special Olympics     Wall & Stucco, Inc., which he started.
vember                                                                                                       and the Lavell School for the Blind, and in fight-
 PAGE 10 - SouNdViEw RiSiNG - FRidAy, SEPtEMbER 16, 2011

 Iona College Pipers Win Award                                                                                  1,200 Participate in JCC
                                                                                                              9/11 Day of Rememberance

      Iona College Piper Brendan Gomez won the 2011 Award for Individual Performance                       Photo by grellerphoto.com
                         in the 2011 World Pipe Band Championships
                                                                                                                               PetRescue found homes for 6 dogs and 2 cats at the
     Five students who are members of the Iona              Brendan O’Rourke, Class of ‘96;                             JCC of Mid-Westchester Day of Chesed, Service and Remembrance
College Pipe Band, along with several former                Mike O’Rourke, Class of ‘05;
players, recently won an award at the 2011 World            Michael L. Mahoney, Class of ‘05;                   More than 1,200 people came to the JCC of       gram, during which the names of Westchester
Pipe Band Championships. The players, who                   Michael Faughnan, Class of ‘83;               Mid-Westchester in Scarsdale on Sunday, Sep-          residents who died on 9/11 were read by local
perform regularly as members of the New York                Andrew McCarrick, Class of ‘08;               tember 11 to remember the tragedy of the terror-      elected officials. It concluded with a screening of
Metro Pipe Band, won in the Grade 3B category.              Kevin McSwiggan, Class of ‘04;                ist attacks on the United States through volunteer    “Love Hate Love,” a documentary featured at the
     In addition, one of the student pipers, Bren-          Ryan Gill, Class of ‘06;                      work and helping those in need. This event was        2011 Tribeca Film Festival that follows the jour-
dan Gomez , won an individual performance cat-              Dan McCarthy, Class of ‘04;                   part of a nationwide tribute to commemorate 9/11      neys of three families whose lives were shattered
egory award. The international competition was              Kevin O’Neill, Class of ‘06;                  by organizing the largest day of good deeds and       by terrorism, including the Alderman family who
held in Glasgow, Scotland on August 13, where               Kristen Armstrong, Class of ‘10; and          charitable service in U.S history.                    lost their son Peter on 9/11.
8,000 pipers and drummers from 16 nations per-              Brian McGuire, Class of ‘01, MBA Class of           The event, a Day of Chesed (kindness), Ser-           JCC of Mid-Westchester Interim Executive
formed.                                              ‘03.                                                 vice and Remembrance, was hosted by the JCC           Director Michael Witkes, summed up the day,
     The Iona contingent consisted of current stu-        The Iona Pipe Band currently has 40 talent-     of Mid-Westchester in Scarsdale in cooperation        saying, “People of all ages, nationalities, political
dents:                                               ed musicians who participate at many on-campus       with UJA-Federation of New York and brought           parties and religions came together to mourn, to
     Brendan Gomez of Port Chester;                  events, such as the Homecoming and Maroon            together volunteers from throughout the county        remember and to celebrate all of the good things
     Sean Poyntz of Miami;                           Madness, in addition to playing for other clubs      to support a myriad of activities and programs.       in life which brings us together as a communi-
     Kevin Dooley of Franklin;                       and organizations. The Iona Pipe Band also par-            The day also included a remembrance pro-        ty.”
     Shannon Vandette of West Islip;                 ticipates in many parades around the St. Patrick’s
     Kelly Vandette of West Islip; and alumni:       Day season at off-campus locations.

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