WESTCHESTER’S OLDEST AND MOST RESPECTED NEWSPAPERS
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
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
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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
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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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-
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
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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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.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-
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
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.
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-
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.
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.
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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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Legal Notices Town of Eastchester Meetings
Date Time Place Board/Type of Meeting
Sept. 20 8:00 PM Town Hall Auditorium Town Board Meeting
Sept. 21 6:00 PM Library Auditorium Library Board of Trustees
Sept. 22 7:00 PM Town Hall Auditorium Planning Board
Notice of formation of 13 Notice of formation of RE- Sept. 22 7:30 PM 2nd Floor Conference Recreation Advisory Board
Stewart PL. Yonkers LLC NEWableDevelopers LLC . Sept. 28 7:30 PM Library Auditorium Traffic & Safety Advisory Board
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-
Notice of formation of Infin- Notice of formation of Black Notice of formation of Zoff-
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
Nicholson, 501 South 8th
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,
Tarrytown, NY. 10591. Pur-
10550. Purpose: any lawful act. pose: any lawful act.
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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-
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-
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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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September 29, 2011
Planning Committee Itinerary
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