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Vol. 4 No. 3

Thursday, May 7, 2015

‘The whole world is crying’ Nepal native, restaurant owner raises funds for home country devastated by earthquake


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A Nepal native and Yorktown restaurant owner is raising funds for his home country, which was devastated last month by a deadly earthquake that flattened villages and left many dead, injured or homeless. More than 7,000 people were killed in the April 25 earthquake, according to media reports. For about the next six months, Jewel of Himalaya, located in the Triangle Center, will be donating 10 percent of the restaurant’s revenue to the relief effort in Nepal, said owner Gyaljen Nuru Sherpa. Specifically, the money will be donated through the website: There is also a donation jar stationed outside the restaurant and all employees will be donating one week’s salary, Sherpa said. “Then, if we need more, we

Jewel of Himalaya, located in the Triangle Center, is raising funds for those affected by the earthquake in Nepal—the home country of restaurant owner Gyaljen Nuru Sherpa.


will do more,” said Sherpa said, who was born in Khumbu, also known as the Everest Region. Sherpa, who was visibly shaken during the interview, lost a cousin in the earthquake, but said he was relieved that his two nephews survived. The Nepal native said his first instinct was to hop on a plane

and return home, but he realized he could do more through his restaurant. Already, Sherpa said, his customers have been extremely generous. “We have so many customers and patrons that are willing to help us in this needy time,” he said.

The natural disaster is especially difficult for Nepal because the country was only just recovering from a deadly landslide that occurred in August 2014, he said. Much of the country’s roads, homes, lodges, hotels and airports were put out of commission by this earthquake. “That’s why a lot of people are out of jobs, out of food and out of drinking water,” he said. Sherpa said he typically practices yoga every morning, but has been unable to complete the routine since the earthquake because he cannot concentrate. “The whole world is crying,” Sherpa said. One silver lining in the wake of the disaster, Sherpa said, is the “humanity” being displayed by countless strangers. “We will never forget the help from others,” he said. “There are so many good people in this world willing to help.”

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Yorktown got a little makeover last week, as Commerce Street was striped with purple paint to raise awareness for cancer research. Purple cones and purple balloons were also placed in the middle of the road to catch the attention of motorists, with many stopping to donate to the cause. The 10th annual Yorktown Relay for Life Walk begins 7 p.m. Friday, June 12 at Jack DeVito Memorial Field on Veterans Road. Turn to pages 16 and 17 for more photos. Relay for Life Community Manager Sarah McCannon grabs some spare change from a generous motorist. PHOTO: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER

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McIntyre among prestigious company Yorktown alum earns spot in international jazz program

By Brian Marschhauser Of Yorktown News

Mark McIntyre, a 2013 graduate of Yorktown High School, earlier this year won a spot in Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead—a prestigious international music program in which 24 composers and performers between the ages of 18 and 25 train and play together, culminating in a series of concerts at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. McIntyre, who primarily plays the guitar, is a sophomore jazz studies major at New York University. To earn admittance into the program, founded by legendary jazz singer Betty Carter in 1998, McIntyre submitted recordings of three original compositions as well as one standard composition. McIntyre joined his fellow honorees on the Kennedy Center stage for three performances from April 1-3. “The other people that got into the program, they’re all incredible musicians, all of which have already at a young age very esteemed careers and have accomplished really amazing things and all professional quality,” McIntyre said. The notable concert hall is considered to be the busiest performing arts facility in the United States, as it annually hosts approximately 3,000 performances for audiences totaling nearly two million, according to its website. The Kennedy Center opened in 1971. “The performance was great,” McIntyre said. “The fact that I was at the Kennedy Center only really meant that there was a very prestigious air to what was going on, which effectively means that people are paying attention. That’s really the value of it, being such a high-level place…It just led to a very high level of playing.” In addition to trying to impress the thousands in attendance, McIntyre said the performers stepped up their game for their instructors. “They have invested so much in us, you wanted to prove that what they were doing for you was worth their time, because they’re all such incredible people and musicians, all with such powerful personalities both musically and as people,” McIntyre said. The artistic director of the Kennedy Center is Jason Moran, a jazz pianist, composer

‘Mark is one of the most talented, and most humble and down to earth, music students I have ever had the pleasure of teaching. He was a shining star on that Kennedy Center stage, both in his playing, his musical composition, and his character.’ —Band Director Emily Kluga Yorktown High School

and educator. Moran, along with several other “jazz pioneers,” pulled no punches with McIntyre and the other composers and performers, he said. “The faculty were not holding anything back and they were really dedicated to continuing the spirit of singer and composer Betty Carter, who they all had a close personal relationship to,” McIntyre said. “That spirit was one of fire and passion and always striving for achieving excellence, and they were not kind to anyone that relaxed for a second. You had to be on all the time.” As the youngest member of the group, McIntyre described the Jazz Ahead program as an incredible learning experience. “I really felt like it put me in an amazing position to absorb everything that the other people were doing,” McIntyre said. “Every

person, including the faculty, took a little piece of each other and everyone gave a little piece of themselves. I’m sure in all of our minds, we have these lifelong friendships now. Especially because the program was so intense and involved.” McIntyre developed a love for music at an early age, due in large part to his parents. While his father and mother were not professional musicians, they played the piano and cello, respectively. Through his parents, McIntyre also first heard the sounds of Queen, Yello and Stevie Wonder, all of which heightened his love for music. McIntyre played trumpet and guitar in the Yorktown High School bands. Band Director Emily Kluga watched McIntyre’s Kennedy Center performance last month via live stream, and had nothing but praise for her

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former pupil. “Mark is one of the most talented, and most humble and down-to-earth music students I have ever had the pleasure of teaching,” Kluga said. “He was a shining star on that Kennedy Center stage, both in his playing, his musical composition, and his character.” McIntyre returned the admiration for Kluga and fellow Yorktown music teacher Jeff Whalen. “They really believed in me and some of my other friends, and they both had a yin and yang effect,” McIntyre said. “Ms. Kluga was always striving for excellence. She really impressed that upon me. She’s such an amazing person and so kind and so musical, but always striving to do it better. And Mr. Whalen, who also has that same quality, but also looks and hears music in this very fun way. “ McIntyre also named other Yorktown teachers, such as Leo Torrente and Michael Goetz, as major motivators in his music career. “I want to specifically express gratitude for all of the Yorktown music program,” he said. “I’m not the only one that has benefited. It can’t even be measured. It really was the root of whatever is happening now for myself…The whole program just really gave us a great start and a really deep love for music and made it really fun for us and was kind of a springboard for everything.” Jazz music has already taken McIntyre to some incredible places, and he hopes it will continue bring him more good fortune in the future. “I really strive to be a composer and a performer, both equally,” McIntyre said. “I hope to have both of those elements be a constant in my life and reach higher and higher. I hope to create music that will have an effect on people and be relevant to their lives and my life and also to just keep playing and working with other amazing people, because that’s really where I get the biggest high from; just connecting with people that have a lot of different ideas and come from very different places.” In 2013, McIntyre was also the recipient of the Justin Veatch Fund scholarship award, which contributes funds to the music studies of talented local musicians.

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Momma Rose and Gypsy Rose Lee: a most complicated motherdaughter relationship (Sally Mayes as “Rose” and Devon Frieder as “Lousie”).

Electra (Deb Mengert), Tessie (Donna Fox) and Mazeppa (Irene Howard) show Louise how to shake it in Act II’s uproarious “Gotta Get a Gimmick.” PHOTOS COURTESY OF KAREN BULZACCHELLI

“I was born too early and started too late.” An iconic image of the fame in our minds (Sally Mayes as “Rose”).


FROM PAGE 2 the attention and glory she never received, and Andrew Gmoser’s floor and proscenium-bulbs flash with the nuanced spectacle inherent in all of his lighting. Supporting the dark, poignant humor and candor of Yorktown Stage’s Gypsy was a multi-faceted ensemble of singers, dancers, and, impressively, stagehands. This group of 10 individuals (a mix-

ture of local and city talent) not only executed complicated melodies and choreography (directed by Music Director Ricky Romano and Choreographer Carrie Silvernail, respectively), but gracefully built the show’s settings from the ground up in Abatecola’s imaginative approach to this musical standard. Door-frames, trunks, dressing racks, ropes, chairs, boxes, etc., shifted at the hands of the ensemble to become a house in Seattle, a town car, a Chinese restaurant.

“You know how so many scenes [of Gypsy] are set backstage at a theatre?” Abatecola explained to me before I watched a rehearsal, “I wanted to take this theme, and set the whole show backstage—this lets us highlight both the theatrics in the show itself, and the art of theatrics in general.” Abatecola, who normally opts for large, realistic, three-dimensional sets (as we saw in A Christmas Carol, and The King & I) pushed himself out of his comfort

zone for this production, again shifting from familiar to foreign territory. He even took this aesthetic shift one step further, overseeing the installment of an entirely new sound system at the theatre. Romano’s 11-piece live orchestra benefited incredibly from this new addition, filling the space with a rich, reverberating fullness that Gypsy’s orchestrations deserve. Much like the lives of the Gypsy characters we saw on stage, Yorktown Stage has undergone a turn-

over appropriate to the renewing nature of spring. With the help of a cast of talented, high-kicking kids and seasoned adults, Abatecola pushed the expectations of his audience, his workplace, and his product. Yorktown’s Gypsy was not a production we’ve been seeing for the past 50 or so years; it was fresh. It was raw. And it was nothing if not entertaining. Follow Maggie Gallagher on Twitter @maggiegmusings.

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Democrats set to endorse 2015 Town Board slate Siegel, Giordano, Gilbert seek council nomination; supervisor up in the air


The local Democrat Party will choose from a pool of familiar candidates later this month when it formally endorses its Town Board slate. Councilwoman Susan Siegel, former council candidate Bob Giordano and former Town justice Ilan Gilbert are all seeking the Yorktown Democratic Committee’s two nominations for Town council. The committee is expected to decide Thursday, May 14, and more candidates could possibly come forward before then. In addition to the two council positions, the Yorktown Democratic Committee is expected to endorse a supervisor candidate and a Town justice candidate at its nominating convention later this month. With two-plus years remaining on his term, Democrat Councilman Vishnu Patel has not ruled out running for supervisor. Democrats could also choose to let Republican Supervisor Michael Grace run unopposed for a third-term. Siegel, who opted to seek re-election in November rather than challenge Grace, served as supervisor from 2010-2011 and defeated Tom Diana last November for the right to fill the remainder of Dave Paganelli’s term. Up for grabs this November is a full, four-year term. Her decision to seek a part-time council seat as opposed to the more demanding supervisor position was driven by her husband’s battle with Parkinson’s disease, she said. “[G]iven the nature of the illness, it’s difficult to know what the future may bring,” Siegel said in an email to Yorktown Democrats. “At this time, I need flexibility in my life and schedule.” Giordano, who was defeated in a March 10 special election by Diana, is once again seeking his party’s endorsement. In addition to being the founder of the Yorktown Small Business Association, Giordano is a former Chamber of Commerce president, a former Planning Board member and was a candidate for supervisor in 2003. “I look forward to the discussions, debates and campaign, should I prevail,” Giordano said in a press re-

lease. “An open and honest discussion, inclusive of all the members of our community will help our Town develop what is missing: a vision of what Yorktown could be. My vision is of a Yorktown that uses its significant existing historical, landmarks, parks, recreation, trails, cultural, culinary, athletics, and agricultural assets, to become a destination. Yes, let’s make Yorktown a destination that everyone will want to go to.” Gilbert, appointed as Town justice in January 2007, is hoping to make the transition from the bench to the board. Gilbert was elected to a full four-year term in November 2007, but was defeated in his 2011 reelection bid. He considered running for supervisor in 2013 but deferred to eventual candidate Nick Bianco and sought the committee’s endorsement for Town council for the special election this past March. Gilbert

said he has been asked by committee members to consider another judicial run, but said his skills would be put to better use on the Town Board. “I have witnessed what I believe to be discord on the Town Board,” Gilbert said. “I feel that my resume

and my service to the Town in the past demonstrate that I would use all my best efforts to do what’s best for the Town and I would bring a good perspective.” Gilbert added that he would “not shy away” from a primary if he is

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Dennis J. Palumbo Sr. of Yorktown Heights passed away after a long courageous battle with cancer on April 30. Dennis was born on April 9, 1952, in Mount Vernon to Alexander and Anna Palumbo. On Oct. 30, 1976, he married Susan Langan. Dennis was a supervisor for A&P for 24 years. Dennis is survived by his wife, Susan; three sons, Dennis Jr., Matthew, and Michael; brothers, Al and Dominick. He is predeceased by his brother, Anthony. Dennis was a loving, Chester K. Schoonmaker, a kind, patient man. He cherished his long-time resident of Shrub Oak, wife, his children and his friends. died peacefully surrounded by his Family was very important to him. family on May 1. He was 82 years Dennis was that one in a million. He will be greatly missed by all. In SEE OBITUARIES PAGE 8

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old. Mr. Schoonmaker worked as a head lineman for Con Edison in Indian Point and Eastview before retiring in 1997. He was a member of Buchanan Utility Workers Union in NYC. Mr. Schoonmaker was born in 1932 in Ossining, to DuBois and Gladys Schoonmaker. He graduated from Ossining Senior High School in 1950. He attended Westchester Community College, but left school to serve in the military. Chester served in the United States Army from 1953-1955, attaining rank of corporal. Additionally, he earned a National Defense Service Medal for his service during the Korean War. In 1958, he married Patricia Napolitano at Ossining Methodist Church in Ossining. Mr. Schoonmaker was a long-time faithful member of the Shrub Oak United Methodist Church, where he served as head usher for 50 years. Chester Schoonmaker will be remembered for the love he had for his family, friends and church members. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia Schoonmaker, in 1996. He is survived by his three children: daughters, Deborah Ve-

suvio, Patricia and her husband, Michael Scozzari; and son, Karl Schoonmaker. His three grandchildren, Jessica Santoro, Christina Montaldo and Marissa Montaldo; and his great-grandson, Jayden. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2 Lyons Place, White Plains, NY 10601.

Hans Roland Carlson Hans Roland Carlson, who was born in Tarrytown and raised in Irvington, died May 1, at the age of 85. Born on Nov. 30, 1929, he was the son of Hans and Julia Cifersky Carlson. Hans graduated from Irvington High School as the valedictorian of his class. He went on to serve in the United States Air Force and then became a parkway policeman. On Oct. 11, 1958, he married Gisela Dippel in Mount Kisco. Hans went on to attend NYU, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Upon earning his degree, he became a math teacher and taught in the Katonah-Lewisboro School District for many years. Hans and Gisela raised their family in Shrub Oak and after he retired.

They then moved to Lake Carmel. Most recently, they have been residents of Pine Plains. He was a member of the American Legion Spencer Kelly Post in Tarrytown. Hans is survived by Gisela, his wife of 56 years, and his children, Birgitta (Jeremiah) Brophy of Margaretville; Rolf (Cheryl) Carlson of Amherst, New Hampshire; and Erika (Paul) La Voie of Troy, Vermont. He is also survived by his grandchildren Julia and Jake Brophy, Ashley, Anna, Alexandra, Brooke and George Carlson and Ethan and Cassandra La Voie. Hans is also survived by his brother, Charles of Pocantico Hills, as well as his nieces and nephew, Linda Bassett, Charles Carlson and Nancy Schellhas. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hudson Valley Hospice 400 Aaron Court Kingston, NY 12401.

Maureen Ann Russo Maureen Ann Russo (née Ulissi), loving wife for 56, years married to Jack Russo of White Plains, passed away on April 28. Maureen was a resident of Shrub Oak and Ossining, and a long-term resident

Maureen Ann Russo of White Plains. Born as Maureen Ann Bustamante in Brooklyn on Oct. 30, 1937, to the late Marie Ulissi and Maurice Bustamante (later adopted by Andre Ulissi). Maureen was a graduate of White Plains High School and Berkeley College. Maureen was an entrepreneur, first operating her step-father’s beauty salon and then later independently owning two Merle Norman Cosmetic Studios in Westchester for close to 30 years. Maureen leaves behind her loving sister, Cynthia (Ulissi) Rogers

and husband, James. She was a dedicated, loving mother and role model to her three daughters, Andrea Russo Durkin, Karen Russo, Suzanne Trapp and husband, Alex Trapp. An amazingly entertaining and caring grandmother to her seven grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren, Jason Durkin (wife, Cristina), Kristen Durkin Jones (husband, Jonathan), Maureen Durkin Napoli (husband, Giorgio), Richard Joseph Esposito (son of Karen Russo), Michael, Kevin and Ryan Trapp and two great grandchildren, Alexis and Ava Durkin. For over six years, Maureen persisted with a constant smile, despite being diagnosed with a rare neurological disease, progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). PSP is a neurodegenerative brain disease that has no known cause, treatment or cure. Throughout her life and in illness, Maureen was always graceful under pressure. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in her name to or Hospice Care of Westchester and Putnam.

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Happy Mother’s Day


others come in all shapes and sizes, encompassing an infinite array of temperaments and personalities, all unique and exceptional, but none more special than our own. This Sunday, Mother’s Day, provides an opportunity to recognize that special mom in our life in a continuation of a 101-year-old tradition, which began as an effort by Anna Jarvis to honor her own mom back in the early 1900s. We all cherish those wonderful memories of our mom that will forever occupy a special place in our hearts. This Sunday, I am reminded of my mother, Rose, whose intelligence, humor, compassion, warmth and love were the greatest influence of my life. She and my father, James, were married for 57 years and their love and devotion to each other was ended only by their deaths in 1998. My mom endured three-and-a-half difficult years in a nursing home, eventually passing away on a bleak March day in 1998 after suffering several devastating strokes, which left her a shell of her former viva-

Forget rhetoric, let’s talk facts To the editor, I agree with Mr. Lachterman. There needs to be a dialogue about economic development in Yorktown. So let’s begin. For starters, I suggest three simple ground rules: 1. Let’s talk facts; not fiction. 2. Let’s drop the business friendly/unfriendly rhetoric. Frankly, it’s time the Republicans came up with a new slogan—and one that has some substance—and truth—to it. 3. Let’s know what we’re writing about. Let’s stop confus-

my perspective JAMES MARTORANO

cious self. This Sunday, I am reminded of Jayne Meadows, who passed away last week at the age of 95. I remember her as a beautiful actress from so many television shows of my youth: “I’ve Got a Secret,” “What’s My Line?,” “Password,” “Hallmark Hall of Fame,” “Studio One,” “General Electric Theater” and later, “Medical Center.” The daughter of a missionary, she was married to Steve Allen in 1954, a marriage that continued until his death in 2000. You may recall her famous sister, Audrey Meadows, who was Jackie Gleason’s television wife on the show, “The Honeymooners.” Audrey died in 1996 and it is reported that the last word she spoke was a call to her grieving sister, “Jayne.” Wife, sister,


ing residents and misrepresenting the basics about economic development. Mr. Lachterman’s April 30 letter shows a lack of understanding of a number of facts. As a candidate for the Town Board, they are facts he should know. There is a difference between a capital project—something that’s done and paid for by the town, like repairing the two emergency collapsed culverts and which don’t add dollars to our assessment roll—and a new commercial project, built and paid for by a private developer, that does. There is likewise a difference between the tax implications of

Compassion for whom?

daughter, accomplished star and television personality, of all her roles and accomplishments her best one, according to her, was being a mom to her son, Bill. This Sunday, I am reminded of Toya Graham, the young Baltimore mom whose reprimanding her son went viral last week after it was caught on video. She saw her young son involved Baltimore rioting and she lost it. She went and grabbed him and pulled him away from the entire situation. She later commented, “A lot of mothers have to provide for their children. You can make that phone call: ‘Get home, get home right now.’ At the end of the day, they’re going to make their own decision. As parents, we just have to follow through to make sure that’s where they’re supposed to be at.” This Sunday, I am reminded of Donna Lou Young Rayhons of Iowa. She married her long time beau Leonard (Slim) Young in 1953 and raised three daughters. After Slim was discharged See Martorano page 12

filling vacant storefronts and new development. Filling vacant storefronts doesn’t lower taxes; it puts money into the pockets of building owners. It’s new developments that add to our tax base—but only once they’re built. Which was exactly the point of my original letter— which Mr. Lachterman does not seem to understand. Mr. Lachterman says the Town Board needs to be “committed to helping businesses start up and expand” (an admirable goal shared by the Democrats), but he needs to be more specific. Exactly what would candidate See Letters page 13

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he generous among us the low-rung worker would still with other people’s money qualify. (GAWOPM) are still at it. So, again, compassion for It is not enough that the minimum whom? Certainly not the taxpayer wage is about or consumer to rise to $9 an who gets stuck BAZZO hour next Januwith the bill. ary. Noooo. It Do you reSAYS is not enough ally think these ANDY that Gov. higher costs are BAZZO Cuomo tried not going to be to get it raised passed onto the to $10.15 an consumer? If hour, $11.50 in you don’t, you the city and surrounding suburbs. must be a Hillary supporter. Noooo. The GAWOPM say it In an article on page 2 of the must be $15 per hour. April 14 edition of The Daily We have allowed the GANews by Erin Durkin—”$15/ WOPM to redefine entry-level hr. boon to city: study,”—we are jobs as jobs that should enable told that City Comptroller Scott employees to feed a family of Stringer released a report statfour. We have allowed the GAing that increasing the minimum WOPM’s to redefine minimum wage to $15 per hour would mean wage as the number necessary a boost in city paychecks of $10 to feed that same family. We billion a year. It would also save have allowed the GAWOPM’s to taxpayers $200 to $500 million a redefine this as compassion. Yet, year in Medicaid and food stamp the question is compassion for savings. whom? Certainly not the emGod, what a deal! Who ployer. They want you to believe wouldn’t want that? In fact, if $15 that the only affected parties are an hour would do this much good, those big corporations, which is why stop there? Why not $20, patently false. Minimum wage $30, or $50? We could, by their hikes affect our delis, gas stations, argument, buy ourselves out of pharmacies, restaurants and many the social service safety net. other so-called mom and pop Yet, like the man-made climate operations. change argument, or the ObamRemember, this is not $15 a acare argument, this whole thing day. This is $15 an hour, every is based on emotion instead of hour, for five or six days a week. fact. The conductors of the study Plus the extra increase in FICA admit they did not study the efpayments which, in spite of what fect on business. You see, in the you are told, come entirely out world of GAWOPM, life is one of the employer’s pocket. We are dimensional. Business will simply told by the GAWOPM that this eat the increase in costs out of would alleviate the need for our compassion. The problem is, of social service network. Not true. course, that the “compassion” In New York, we have raised See Bazzo page 13 the bar of eligibility so high that

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Phil Grealy likes to ‘play’ in traffic

When new infrastructure— whether it’s a proposed comBRUCE mercial project in Yorktown, Chappaqua, Somers or anywhere THE BLOG else—fuels predictable complaints BRUCE about traffic jams, it’s just as likely APAR that the knee-jerk opposition has not checked with a local traffic engineer like Mr. Grealy before it sounds what invariably turns out to be a false alarm. verybody’s a traffic Consider also the irony that engineer,” says Phil when anti-development wolves Grealy. The tongue-in- (who in some towns sheepishly cheek statement is typical of the self-identify as “Smart Growth” Yorktown resident’s warm and advocates) grimly warn of folksy demeanor, even as he goes scorched-earth traffic snarls, they about his work of designing how implicitly are acknowledging that we can get from Point A to Point B the project they so abhor will in with minimal effort and maximum the end prove a popular destinaconvenience and safety. tion for shoppers who can’t wait Mr. Grealy runs the Transporta- to motor there. Their muddled tion Division at Maser Consulting, message ends up being, “If people based in its Hawthorne branch want to shop there so badly, we office. The prestigious engineerdon’t want it here.” ing firm employs 500 people in 17 Meanwhile, back at the interseclocations nationwide. tion, if you’re like me (and I hope Ask him about almost any infra- that’s not too common a malaise), structure project in this region— you wonder why you’re sitting at public or private, traffic flow or a red light late at night for an inorconstruction, environmental or dinate length of time when there is financial—and odds are he will be not a vehicle in sight, left or right, able to regale you with its inner passing through the corresponding dynamics, its players, its history. green signal. If you’re not planTake Yorktown, for example, ning to go left or straight, there which is all abuzz about the may be a “No Turn on Red” sign, impending arrival of Costco on guaranteed to provoke both your Routes 202/35 at the Taconic muttering impatience and your Parkway underpass, in the hamlet impish impulse to break a little of Crompond. white law. (Don’t ask me about Notwithstanding empty claims the time I was in a rush while on early on by a token opposition the exit ramp of Route 100 North group that the presence of the at Pleasantville Road, and blithely country’s top-rated retailer would ignored the “No Left Turn” sign, cause intolerable traffic-stopping with no cars in sight… until the bottlenecks, Mr. Grealy methodiout-of-nowhere patrol car that cally explains how traffic flow will ticketed me.) be handled by adding feeder lanes According to Mr. Grealy, the to accommodate vehicles in and Ph.D who likes to—as he puckout of Costco, as well as on and ishly puts it—“play in traffic,” off the Taconic. new signal technology serves to


expedite vehicular flow through intersections. The state-of-the-art that lights up his world these days is “fully actuated” or “adaptive” sensors that are built into the pavement or are cameras in the light itself. The computerized detectors can

respond quickly to the volume of traffic in each lane, sustaining a green light longer to draw down an extended queue of vehicles. Adaptive detectors also work like a charm for managing heavy

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love was a passionate one, which centered largely around the large family that they had become the from the army, the young couple patriarchs of. Donna eventually settled back in their home state developed Alzheimer’s disease of Iowa and lived an interestand ended up in a nursing home. ing, if albeit quiet, life. Donna Despite the fact that Donna was tested milk for the Farmers Co-op slipping in and out of lucidity, the Creamery Association and later couple remained very much in got a job at the local high school. love until she passed on the Aug. The loving couple raised bees; had 8, 2014. a summer cabin in Canada, where This should have been the end they enjoyed wonderful summers; of the story. but the authorities hosted foreign exchange students; brought sexual abuse charges and even became ecclesiastical against Henry for interactions ministers in 2000. between him and his wife that Slim died in 2001 and six years took place in May of last year later Donna married the second in the nursing home. Last week, love of her life, Iowa State RepHenry cried openly when he was resentative Henry Rayhons. Their acquitted of all charges. Through FROM PAGE 10


FROM PAGE 11 traffic loads exiting events at a school or sports stadium. A green signal that, for example, may change after 30 seconds normally can adjust to not change for 60 seconds to speed things along.

The other end of the trafficcontrol spectrum—which we’re all too familiar with—is the fixedtime signal that has no detection capability whatsoever. There’s a light in Peekskill at the west end of Brown Street, where it meets S. Division Street, that gets my vote as the least practical fixed-











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his tears he is reported to have remarked: “Her love for me never changed in any way, shape or form…She was just as aware that I was the person that she loved from the day we were married (2007) to the day she passed away.” You may remember the movie, “The Notebook” (with James Garner and Gena Rowlands). In a nursing home, a man named “Duke” reads a romance story to his wife, who has senile dementia with memory loss. What he is reading turns out to be her diarylike notebook and their love story. Some days she seems to understand, but often the ravages of dementia are so prevailing that she doesn’t recognize him or realize

the story is their story. Their love is so strong that on occasion the dementia takes a back seat to the emotional connection that was the foundation of a large and loving family. As Henry Rayhons suggested, love is sometimes able to conquer incredible obstacles! At the end of the movie, Duke ends up in bed with the love of his life one last time and in the morning they are discovered together having both passed during the night. We all have our own life stories; our unique and special “notebook” that we write alone. Yet, in our beginning, there is one person to whom we owe everything: our mom. This Sunday is a wonderful time to recall the good times; the

times when life was as simple as a child’s gaze into their mother’s loving eyes. This Sunday is a time to appreciate all we presently have in our lives and all we have had in this great, yet albeit short, journey called life. I am blessed by the fact that I am able to still remember special moments with my mom in vivid detail. Prominent among my memories will be her loving smile, warm laugh, unconditional love and lifelong dedication to both me and my sister, (June) as well as her often whispered wise advice: “Respect everyone and always maintain a sense of humor.” I love you, Mom, not a day goes by when you are not in my heart. Happy Mother’s Day!

time signal it is my displeasure to encounter in all of Northern Westchester. It feels like I can listen to an entire live version of a Springsteen song before that red goes green. My friend the traffic engineer says it’s a matter of how a municipality wants to spend its infra-

structure dollars. Judging by that light, the City of Peekskill—where I like to spend a good amount of time to patronize its bounty of cultural and dining attractions—is in no hurry to update the fixed traffic signal that time forgot.

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FROM page 10 would be forcefully confiscated by the force of law from a business’s revenues and into the pockets of their employees. When employers are suddenly forced to pay their workers artificially inflated wages, the market becomes retarded and the employer needs to find a way to make up the expense. This often results in fewer hours for employees and even layoffs. It is not that businesses would make those remaining pick up the slack, though many would, but it is that business would instead be forced to explore new technologies, which now are costlier than an employee but with the increased cost of the employee through the minimum wage hike, the technologies would be less costly than the employee and therefor would replace that employee. Restaurants, which under present law are allowed to pay waiters, waitresses, bartenders, busboys and bar backs less because they receive tips, less per hour, but under the new proposals would be required to pay the same amount as nontipped workers would force service industry businesses to either institute a no-tipping policy or invest in the new tablets that allow diners to place their order from the table, or both. You think I am wrong? Check out a city like Seattle, which now requires the $15 per hour minimum

wage. Fast food restaurants there are investing in new machines that will replace four workers per machine in the kitchens. Again, compassion for whom? Certainly not the workers who lose their jobs or will make less money due to no-tipping policies and the use of tablets by customers. Oh, I know, I know, we will get the GAWOPM to outlaw the use of tablets, no tipping polices of machines that replace kitchen workers. That is the natural progression. Of course the other natural progression would be for those businesses to close, or are to also outlaw businesses closing because they cannot afford to open. Oh, I know, I know, let’s just have the government subsidize those businesses to stay open. In spite of what the GAWOPM think, money will find a way. You cannot pretend the laws of economics do not exist. Business will do what is best in their self-interest. Yet we have allowed the GAWOPM to define self-interest as being the same as selfish. It is not! When government arbitrarily raises the costs of a job to more than it is worth, those who get hurt most are the poor, the part-timers, teenagers, low-skilled workers and minorities. I have a great idea: Let the GAWOPM check their compassion at the door, they are killing us. This is what I say. What say you?



FROM page 10 Lachterman do if elected to the Town Board to achieve that goal? • Weaken our environmental protection laws to allow more commercial development in our wetlands? • Compromise the residential character of our neighborhoods by rezoning residential property for commercial use? • Spend taxpayer money to design commercial projects for private developers? Candidate Lachterman likewise needs to be more specific about exactly what economic development initiatives undertaken since Michael Grace became supervisor have actually reduced taxes for homeowners. Supervisor Grace’s grandiose visions for a boulevard along Route 202 (that has fizzled away) and Depot Square have certainly not achieved any such reductions. As to Mr. Murphy’s letter of April 30, he also shows some clear misunderstanding of a number of facts. There is a difference between the Planning Board and the Town Board and who approves what. It’s the non-political Planning Board, not the elected Town Board, that approved the site plans for the Fieldhome, the Mt. Kisco Medi-

cal Group building in Jefferson Valley and the Mohegan Lake Motors building in Mohegan Lake. It’s the Planning Board, not the Town Board, that is currently reviewing the site plan for a mixed-used building in Jefferson Valley, upgrades to the Staples Center and a new CVS building on Route 202 opposite the Staples Center. Further, Mr. Murphy did not apparently check his facts before alleging assorted obstructionism by the Democrats. It turns out Mr. Patel voted for the State Land rezoning. He also voted for the reduced parking requirements for commercial developments. Councilmen Patel and Siegel both voted for the rezoning at the Staples Center and the gas station permits for BJ’s and Costco. And both served together on the Town Board from 2010-2011 when the planning review process was streamlined to expedite the approval of new developments. Like his Republican colleague, Mr. Lachterman, Mr. Murphy needs to be specific about his claims of Republican success. He writes: “Now that the Republicans have a majority you can see the improvements already.” What improvements? What actual improvements have there been since Mr. Bernard and Mr. Diana joined the Town Board just one month ago? Is a

OPINION vote to spend taxpayer dollars to design a building for a private developer really an “improvement”? Yes. We need a dialogue. But it needs to be based on facts, not empty & misleading campaign slogans. Let’s give the voters the facts and let them evaluate the records of the candidates and the parties. Ron Stokes

Co-Chair, Yorktown Democratic Committee

Greedy gas station owners file illconceived lawsuit To the editor, For many years now, we Yorktown Residents have been at the mercy of these gas station owners, who have overcharged us at the pump. If one takes careful notice, there are three or four different brands of gasoline sold in Yorktown, yet the price per gallon varies little and, in most cases, the per gallon cost is the same. What this amounts to is a virtual monopoly, with these owners “making hay” at our expense. All one needs to do to check the veracity of my statement is to travel to the nearby towns of

See Letters page 14


FROM PAGE 13 Mahopac or Carmel, where the same brand of gas sells for 15 or 20 cents less. And if you’re real adventurous, drive along Central Avenue from Yonkers to White Plains, where the same brands of gas as is sold in Yorktown, are priced somewhere between 12 to 22 cents less than what “the conglomerate” charges here in Yorktown. The last time I looked, this is still a free country, where free enterprise is one where the entrepreneur has free reign to

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PAGE 14 Recently, County Executive Rob Astorino has brought in an outside firm to run Playland and manage the facility. This change will provide an infusion of funds Yorktown Heights into Westchester County and will result in professional management of the facility, getting the County out of the business of running an amusement park. As I read this, it sounds like solid To the editor, Republican philosophy in acIn reading about the proposed tion—getting government out of development of the highway areas that can be run better by department property, I agree the private sector. with the philosophy that the Having said that, I don’t agree private sector is needed to move with using Town resources to the Town of Yorktown forward. develop plans for the commercial compete in the marketplace. Haven’t the Yorktown “Smart Growthers” ever heard of “restraint of trade”? J.W. Pettit

Learning from Playland

building proposed downtown. Let’s get government out of the way and have private sector investors come in and make their own proposals for what they think is the best use of the facility and what they would be willing to pay for the property. If we have enough people who work for the Town to do this on the Town’s time, then we need to downsize the department and save the Town some money because we have too many people working in the Town offices. I also have not seen a market study on this project by anyone who knows anything about

marketing real estate. I don’t mean any disrespect to our Town employees. I know that they are all dedicated and conscientious people, but this is outside of their expertise. Let’s get the Town government out of the development business and let the private investors come in and develop some proposals for the facility. Then the Town Board can evaluate the proposals to see which one makes the most sense for Yorktown. Sincerely, Michael Epting Yorktown Heights

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Yorktown Smart Growth & Gas Stations STILL Oppose Costco

After all this time, effort and energy, Yorktown Smart Growth (YSG) and certain gas station owners are still trying to deny Yorktowners all the benefits Costco would bring to the town . . . and why? For YSG, it is simply their M.O. I believe they want NO more growth, plain and simple. For the gas station owners, it’s simply greed. They will not make quite as much profit as they have been making for some years, charging more per gallon than in other areas of the region.

With full disclosure, my PR firm, Primavera Public Relations, represented Costco and its developer, Breslin Realty Development Corp., to get the facts out to the public when YSG and their gas station allies were presenting a very skewed picture about Costco as a new neighbor. We set up Citizens for a Progressive Yorktown as an information platform, and we did a good job of leveling the playing field. Now Costco will breathe new life into the economic vitality of our town with 200 new jobs and a healthy contribution to our tax base, not to mention over $900,000 directly to the Yorktown Central School District. While some of the more elitist members of YSG like President Jonathan Nettelfield have soured on me because I helped convince our citizens to see them for their true colors and motivations, I have stayed friends with founder Babette Ballinger whom I like very much even though we are polar opposites in our visions for the future development of Ballinger Yorktown. Babette combines the southern charm of Blanche Dubois and the steely no-nonsense attitude of Mildred Pierce. We will lunch soon at which we’ve agreed to disagree. So, readers, I ask you, what do YOU think of the unholy alliance between Yorktown Smart Growth, in bed with the gas station people, draining the resources of our Town to fight this lawsuit? Wouldn’t you be suspicious of everything they stand for? Not to worry. Citizens for a Progressive Yorktown stands as a watchdog group to watch THEM for every step they take. Next week I’ll take a look at how our new Comprehensive Plan made some major missteps based on the fact that it was forged under the administration of Linda Cooper, influenced by Nick Bianco, known for wanting to put the breaks on any reasonable commercial development...Cortlandt got all the benefits of that decision, and Yorktown lost out, just getting the traffic. Stay tuned.

The Elks hosted Yorktown Citizens Task Force Against Heroin on April 29th to a packed house. Pictured here are board member Allison Haviland, Chair Tom Diana, and Members Judge J. Gary Raniolo and Michael Reda. This is top community service saving lives.

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Rob DelBalzo’s Destination Bistro is celebrating a year in operation, so it’s a good time to remind you what a cool operation this great caterer has going at the Cablevision plaza at Crompond Road and Rt. 118. Also to the left above, he has boyhood friend, Dennis Frasene, back in tow as director of operations. My mouth is watering for pulled pork as I write this! Check it out at: Or call 914-245-0500.

Mobil Sign,CalmedDown& NowLegal

The Mobil gas station on Saw Mill River Road in the center of town created quite a fuss about its signage in the past couple of weeks when suddenly its sign seemed to go ballastic with its size and brightness and a big coffee cup topping it off. Residents knew who to complain to on the board in the person of Susan Siegel who knows how to get after the code enStunning Revelation To Me as to Cause forcement officer to see that everyone is followOf all the in- ing our town codes (she got after me about a credible infor- temporary sign too). While Susan and I are at loggerheads on some issues, I agree with her on mation I this matter, serving as I do on the Advisory Board gleaned at Senator Ter- for Architecture and Community Appearance. rence Murphy’s brilliant hearing on One of my favorite PR Heroin & Opiclients was Jean Nidetch oid Addiction of Weight Watchers. My on April 30th at the Mildred Strang Middle firm put on a program for School, the most stunning came from Dr. Anher years ago when she drew Kolodny of Phoenix House, above, who celebrated her 10th Antraced the biggest source of the problem to niversary in business. physicians who over-prescribe painkillers to This photo was taken some time later at The their patients. Young people who have sports White House at an Horatio Alger Awards event injuries can get hooked; older citizens recover- we attended together. I had porked up signifiing from surgery can have the same situation. cantly at that period of my life and felt self-conTherein lies the educational challenge. Our heal- sious about it. She just said, “I’ll always be here ers must be better educated to be more judiwhen you’re ready to lose it,” and you know cious when addressing pain management. what? She was! She’ll be missed by millions!

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Paint the Town Purple

Thomas Gustin collects a donation from a school bus driver.

The “Paint the Town Purple” tradition started five years ago and Yorktown Relay for Life collects thousands annually from passing motorists who spare whatever they can to volunteers holding purple boots or buckets. The day prior, Highway Superintendent Dave Paganelli, Supervisor Michael Grace,

Councilman Tom Diana and Town Clerk Alice Roker helped to literally paint the road purple. Many Yorktown businesses also caught the purple fever, by tying a purple balloon to the door or painting a store window with a purple design. The Relay for Life event will be

held June 12 at Jack DeVito Field, where survivors, their families and the general public will unite under the common goal of one day finding a cure for cancer. To join in the fight, visit

From left, sitting/standing on the bench: Jim and Denise Poulin, Monica Garrigan and Madison Black. From left, standing: Jean Scanlon, Stephanie Iennaco, Councilman Tom Diana, Angela Lavelle, Supervisor Michael Grace, Ed Lachterman, Jane Buckley McCarthy, Sarah McCannon, Donna Iennaco and Jackie Werner.


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Thomas Gustin gets the thumbs up from this donator.

Thomas Gustin gets a little help from a pint-sized contibutor.

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Relay for Life representatives Monica Garrigan and Sarah McCannon make a formidable change-collecting duo.

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Continued From Page 16

Evelyn Bisaccia and Sue Davies walk store to store hanging up purple ribbons.

Supervisor Michael Grace, Mary Capoccia, Councilman Tom Diana, Town Clerk Alice Roker, Relay for Life Community Manager Sarah McCannon, Yorktown Relay for Life Lead Chair Kristina Carmela and Highway Superintendent Dave Paganelli have their spray-paint cans ready. Highway Superintendent Dave Paganelli, aided by Town Clerk Alice Roker and Supervisor Michael Grace, puts down a fresh purple paint stripe in between the double yellow lines. Jean Scanlon gets some help from a generous school bus driver. This year’s Relay for Life on Friday, June 12, is the 10th to be held in Yorktown. Hundreds of motorists offered up their spare change to change someone’s life.


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Murphy’s law! The cup stays at Yorktown Huskers defeat crosstown rival Rebels in 26th annual Murphy Cup game

The Murphy Cup waits on the table before the game.

Yorktown coach Dave Marr lets his son Liam carry on a family tradition of holding the Murphy Cup.

Tommy Carney works the sideline as a ballboy.

Kevin Prunty tries to get past Yorktown defender Dan DelBene.

A family affair as Sean Makar of Lakeland/Panas makes his move and Brett Makar of Yorktown defends.

Wearing their Charlie Murphy Irish caps, the Yorktown coaching staff (l to r) Warren Dill, Rob Doerr, Joe Colarusso, Dave Marr, Dave Graham and Sean Carney pose with the Murphy Cup after the win.

Yorktown captains (l to r) Ryan Baker, Dan DelBene, Nick DelBene and Mike Dedvukaj grab hold of the cup. Yorktown players celebrate with the Murphy Cup after defeating Lakeland/Panas.

Yorktown’s Logan Peters and Nick Vasquez of Lakeland/ Panas show how physical the game can be when the two rivals square off for the cup.

Nick DelBene carries the Yorktown flag as the Huskers leave Charlie Murphy Field after another Murphy Cup victory.

It’s YOUR Community A young Lakeland/Panas team waits to take the field during the playing of the national anthem.

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The seniors of Yorktown pose with the cup for the last time.

Yorktown’s Gabriela Landicino sings the national anthem.


Mike Dedvukaj hoists the Murphy Cup as he gets the honor to carry it off the field.

The Huskers begin the celebration after shaking hands with the Rebels.

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SOAC girls basketball perform well at County Center Editor’s Note: The following information was provided by Michael Daly. The seventh and eighth grade girls Shrub Oak Athletic Club basketball team won the championship in March at the Westchester County Center beating a tough Harrison team 33-26 in overtime. They also defeated Rye Rec by a score of 35-10 on their way to the championship. A balanced scoring

attack and solid defense spearheaded their victories. The fifth and sixth grade girls team won two games on their way to the championship game at the County Center. They beat Rye Brook by a score of 19-16 and Harrison by a score of 26-14 to advance to the final. They finished in second place in the tournament after a tough 2-point loss in the final game.


From left: Marie Corns, Sarah Carroll, Julia Araujo, Alexa Sustic, (bottom row), coach Tim Carroll, Emily Kness, Sara Priore, Bleona Rraci, Alexis Diaz, Meghan Noble, Anna Tomasini, coach Mark Velzy (middle row) and coach Joe Priore (back row)

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Each spring, a tree is planted in Patriot Park as part of Yorktown’s annual Arbor Day celebration. So it was only fitting that one of the people responsible for that tradition be memorialized this year with a tree of her own. The newly planted sugar maple tree, donated by the BOCES Urban Forestry program, will stand in the park near Town Hall in honor of Lorraine DeSisto, a long-time Town of Yorktown employee. DeSisto, who lost her long battle with ovarian cancer last September, helped initiate the annual celebration and even authored the grant that funded Patriot Park, said planning director John Tegeder, who worked with DeSisto for 17 years. “She rose to meet all of the challenges that were ever before her, and I think she often sought out those very challenges,” Tegeder said. “She always looked to be involved, most often in efforts such as this one.” DeSisto was past president of Yorktown Rotary Club, served on the Yorktown Energy Committee, was a founder of the Putnam Valley Community Food Pantry and served on the board of her temple. “(She) was a beloved mother and wife, a friend to many and a wellrespected co-worker,” Tegeder

said. “She touched many lives in many positive ways.” The Yorktown Rotary Club plans on donating a plaque bearing DeSisto’s name that will rest at the foot of the tree. Another tradition at the Arbor Day celebration is the annual student poster designing contest. The contest was open to fifth-grade students in Crompond and St. Patrick’s. Lucas Bryant and Louis Lee took home first place, Madeline Chen and Sarah Rabasco won second, Ella Cariello won third, Cindy Pennella and Sarah Yakout won fourth, and Abbie Ellison and Emily DeBenedictis rounded out the winners in fifth. It is also the fourth year in a row that Yorktown has maintained its status as a Tree City USA by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Communities achieve Tree City USA status by maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day. Additional trees will also be planted in Sylvan Glen Park Preserve, said Bill Kellner, chair of Yorktown’s Tree Conservation Advisory Committee. The trees will be paid for using a grant from Trees for Tribs (as in tributaries), a DEC program.


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Casey Duff heads upfield after gaining possession off the draw.

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Huskers rally past Somers to stay unbeaten BY MIKE SABINI

Rebels’ Fitzpatrick and Bozek reach milestones


Yorktown’s girls lacrosse squad improved its record to 12-0 with three wins last week, most notably an 11-9 triumph at rival Somers on April 30, led by nine clutch saves from Nikki Prestiano. “We went from down 6-3 to up 10-6, simply by executing our plays, constantly moving the ball, and trying to stay in lockdown defense,” Yorktown’s Katie Comerford said. “The defense definitely stepped up in the second half with the help from Nikki Prestiano, our goalie.” Comerford (4G) and Casey Duff (4G) led the Huskers offensively. “I believe Casey and I were both successful with our goals against Somers because the whole team was constantly moving the ball and freeing up allowed us to finish the opportunities that we had,” Comerford said. Comerford helped get the Huskers back in the game with a goal before halftime that cut Somers’ lead to 6-5. “The goal that made the score of the game 6-5 at the half came about by a back cut and great feed by Jenna Gammer,” Comerford said.

“I think that it was very important to finish the last two goals of the half to keep the energy up and the score close.” Rilea Fusco (1G, 2A), Gammer (3A), Michelle Seger (1G, 1A), Ashley Stilo (1G) and Julia Cook (1A) also contributed to the Huskers’ scoring. The win was extra sweet for Yorktown as it enabled it to sweep the season series from a Somers squad that defeated it 15-12 in overtime in last year’s Section 1 Class B title game. “It feels amazing to have beaten the team who beat us in the section final last year,” Comerford said. “Somers is a great opponent. We all worked really hard throughout the game and did not give up for one second because we have one goal that we want to reach in the end.” Yorktown also won against visiting Brewster 16-6 on April 27 and 13-6 at New Canaan on May 1. Lakeland/Panas’ Molly Fitzpatrick (5G, 1A) recorded her 250th career goal in the Rebels’ 17-1 triumph against visiting Kingston on April 30. “I had no idea I was that close to 250,” Fitzpatrick said. “It means a lot to me to score my 250th goal,

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Prunty following the family tradition to Siena


Kevin Prunty is a captain and returning starter on attack for the Lakeland/Panas lacrosse team. He helped the Rebels win the Section 1 Class A title last spring. He has already made his verbal commitment to play lacrosse at Siena College, were he two older brothers are playing lacrosse. How old were you when you first started playing lacrosse? And where did you start? I started around five years old in the backyard with my brothers and dad. Is it nervewrecking when you’re out there having the ball in your stick play after play? No I like the role I play this year, it makes me feel more in control and taking pressure off the younger kids on our team.

Has your role as a leader changed over the course of the years? It increased a lot with my two teammates Joe Cortese and Nick Vasquez since we’ve had the most experience. What is it like playing with another school? (Panas) It’s a blast playing with kids from Panas because we’ve been together since middle school and get separated for football season. Do you prefer doorstep goals or lengthy goals? And why? Usually if the ball’s in the net I don’t mind how but I prefer time and room shots. How would you describe Kevin Prunty to the readers? A family oriented kid who likes to hangout with his friends and is hardworking. Tell us one thing that only people close to you would know? My friends and family make fun of me for always being too neat. What is your preferred subject in school? And why? History and politics because I love to know about our country’s past and what’s going on in it now. What is one activity you enjoy in your leisure time? I enjoy playing slow-pitch softball and spikeball on a nice sunny day at Lakeland.


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Huskers’ Henry hurls another gem BY MIKE SABINI

Capria has the hot bat as Lakeland tops Tappan Zee


Yorktown’s baseball squad enjoyed a winning week, which ended in a 2-1 victory at Valhalla on May 2. Chris Henry spearheaded the win, pitching a complete-game, striking out nine, allowing just one walk and no earned runs while scattering three hits. Mike Rodriguez (1 RBI), Joe Veca and Jack Kelly all had two hits apiece to lead the Huskers’ hitting attack at Somers on April 29, who they out-hit 10-9 but fell to 7-5. “We had more hits than Somers but still lost,” Yorktown catcher and co-captain Will Fischer said. “It was a game we really should have won, our whole lineup was hitting well. We have to be better and learn how to win close games.” Yorktown (8-4) sprinted out to a 4-0 advantage in the top of the second inning. Kelly, Nick Matzura, Rodriguez and Jake Bichler all scored for the Huskers. However, Somers tied the game with four runs of its own in the bottom of the second. Yorktown went back up by one run when it scored in the fifth but Somers came back with three runs in the bottom of that inning and never trailed again. “We really needed that Somers game and it was great to take a 4-0 lead,” Fischer said. “Unfortunately, mental mistakes and a lack

Matt Pupcyzk delivers to the plate. of focus cost us and we didn’t get the result we wanted in the end.” A day earlier, Yorktown defeated visiting Pleasantville 4-1. Winning pitcher James Sharkey propelled the Huskers to victory by striking out 10 Panthers and allowing just three hits and no runs in five innings. “Jimmy was really locked in and had lots of life on his fastball,” Fischer said. “He struck out the first 10 kids of the game and


Jack Kelly connects for Huskers. was pretty dominant.” Yorktown closer Andrew Tubiolo pitched the final two innings to earn the save. Jan Kluk led the Huskers with two hits with teammate Matt Boccia driving in a game-high two runs. Lakeland (7-5) finished its winning week

with a 13-3 triumph against visiting Peekskill on April 29. Mike Morelli was the winning pitcher for Lakeland against the Red Devils, going five strong innings. Offensively, Trevor McCarthy led the Hornets by going 3 for 3. “The reason for Trevor’s success was his hard work and dedication,” Lakeland catcher and captain Rich Capria said. “The kid loves baseball and always strives to be great.” The Hornets also recorded a 7-4 home win a day earlier against Tappan Zee. The win was a big one for Lakeland as it has potential seeding implications for the Section 1 Class A Tournament since it left Tappan Zee at 6-6. “Beating Tappan Zee was very important because we just lost close games to teams we really wanted to beat in Somers, Ketcham, and Yorktown,” Capria said. “So beating a team like Tappan Zee was the momentum we needed heading into next week’s games against Panas and Peekskill.” Capria led Lakeland to the win against Tappan Zee by going 4 for 4 with a double and an RBI. “Anytime I get up to bat I always remember what my dad tells me: ‘Whatever you do just hit the ball hard,’ and against Tappan Zee I was able to do just that and I was lucky enough to find some holes,” Capria said. Lakeland started its week with a 5-2 loss at Roy C. Ketcham on April 27.

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The Murphy Cup stays home as Huskers roll BY MIKE SABINI


Yorktown’s boys lacrosse squad feels that the Murphy Cup is its birthright and after this year’s performance in it, it would be hard to argue. The cup, named after the founder of the Yorktown program Charlie Murphy, is giving annually to the winner of the contest between Yorktown and Lakeland/Panas. Host Yorktown jumped out to a 6-0 first-quarter lead and didn’t look back in a 17-3 romp against the young Rebels on May 2, the most lopsided result in the cup’s history. The win was Yorktown’s fifth in a row in the rivalry contest, leaving the Huskers with a 23-3 edge overall in it. “Winning the cup means everything to us because it’s one of four goals every year that we always strive for and by us playing together as a team and just getting the job done on all cylinders, it feels great,” said Yorktown’s Mike Dedvukaj, who registered a game-high four goals. Justin Cavallo, who tallied a game-high five points (3G, 2A), felt ball-movement was the key to the Huskers’ success. “We were just really moving the ball,” Cavallo said. “That was a big thing in practice this week. We’ve just got to keep moving the ball, get open, keep moving and we’ll score.” Scoring is what Yorktown (11-3) got up and down its roster against the Rebels. Kyle Casey (3G, 1A), Logan Peters (1G, 3A), Ryan Baker (3G), Nick DelBene (2G), Dom Cioffi (1G), Billy Strassman (1A), Jose Boyer (1A) and Jamison Embury (1A) all joined Dedvukaj and Cavallo on the offensive attack. Liam Donnelly (six saves) and Giovanni Santini (three saves) protected the goal for the Huskers. Nick Vazquez (2G), Kevin Prunty (2A), Tim Fallo (1G) and Kevin Dyckman (15 saves) all got into the box score for the Rebels (5-8). “Playing in this game means a lot, they have been doing this for as long as we know,” Prunty said. “There’s a lot of emotion in it but today we just didn’t come up on top.” Each team also played two games during the week. Strassman (1G, 2A), Cavallo (1G), Nick Santavicca (1G) and Donnelly (8 saves) did all they could to help the Huskers in a 15-3 loss at Darien on April 30. Yorktown started the week on April 27 with an 11-2 triumph against visiting John Jay-Cross River. Dedvukaj (3G, 1A), Casey (3G), Baker (2G, 1A), Strassman (2G, 1A), DelBene (1G), Cavallo (1A),

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Kyle Casey controls for Yorktown as Jimmy Rathschmidt defends for Lakeland/Panas.


Peters (1A) and Donnelly (10 saves) led the Huskers against the Indians. Lakeland/Panas defeated visiting Our Lady of Lourdes 20-5 on April 30. The Rebels jumped out to a 5-0

first-quarter lead, led 15-2 at halftime and were never threatened. Sean Makar (4G, 3A), Kyle Castner (4G, 1A), Griffin Shiland (2G, 3A), Prunty (2G, 2A), Fallo (2G, 1A), Drew Thompson (2G),

Vazquez (2A), Bobby Noble (1G), Christ Conte (1G), Matt Ramos (1G) and Dyckman (12 saves) all contributed to the win against the Warriors. The Rebels also recorded an impressive 17-13 triumph at Hendrick

Hudson on April 28. Makar (6G, 3A), Prunty (2G, 3A), Fallo (4G), Vazquez (2G), Thompson (2G), Shiland (1G, 1A) and Dyckman (10 saves) each contributed to the win versus the Sailors.

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Degaltini leads Huskers to romp over Somers BY MIKE SABINI

Walsh and Fon hurl no hitter as Lakeland sweeps Peekskill


Yorktown’s Gianna Degaltini had two hits, including a homer and four RBI, in the Huskers’ 12-1 softball triumph against visiting Somers on May 1. “After coming off a loss to John Jay-East Fishkill, we wanted to bounce back with as much energy as possible,” Degaltini said. “The energy that took place today during the game against Somers really differentiated the results. Every team is going to have a rough day but it’s definitely the way you answer back that will lead you to a successful day.” Yorktown’s Morgan Cole and Leandra Porcelli (1 RBI) had three and two hits, respectively,` with Madelana Wrubel registering a homer and three RBI. “Every game we play, our hitting is phenomenal,” Degaltini said. “Everybody always has something to say with those bats. Honestly it’s what we do before the game that really helps us dial in on pitchers. Our pregame warm-ups are always a blast and we really attack the zone while coach Christa (Leighton) pitches live. It’s always a fun


Morgan Cole slides safely into second.

Madelana Wrubel is all smiles after socking a home run. time, wouldn’t trade that for the world.” On the mound, Erica Salveggi continued her fine season by

throwing a complete-game two hitter against the Tuskers, allowing no earned runs. The freshman sensation struck out eight and allowed just two walks. Yorktown fell at John Jay-EF 11-6 on April 27. The Huskers played the defending Section 1 Class AA champs tough, losing

just 5-4 before the Patriots broke out with six runs in the bottom of the sixth. Degaltini and Cole (2 RBI) each had three hits, including a homer by Cole, with Stephanie Ragusa and Wrubel tallying two hits and a RBI apiece against the Patriots. Lakeland registered a doubleheader no-hitter against visiting

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Peekskill on April 29. The Hornets (8-2) won the first game against Peekskill 15-0 with sophomore Colleen Walsh and eighth-grader Claire Fon combining on a no-hitter. Walsh threw four innings, striking out 10 and walking just one with Fon pitching two frames, striking out four and walking none. Lakeland swept the doubleheader against Peekskill by winning the second game 18-0. In a five-inning game, Fon went the distance in pitching a solo no-hitter, striking out six and giving up just one walk. “They hit their spots and kept their speed up,” Lakeland captain Alex Wright said on her teammates’ pitching performances against Peekskill. Lakeland also won against visiting Mahopac 12-4 on April 28, overcoming a four run first inning deficit. Cameron Lischinsky (two RBI) led the Hornets with three hits against Mahopac with two hits each from Wright (2 RBI), Amber Badillo (2 RBI), Olivia Knopf (1 RBI) and Jenna Houlahan (2 RBI). Lakeland started the week with a 4-0 setback against visiting John Jay-Cross River on April 27.

Yorktown News – Thursday, May 7, 2015


Rebels claim the boys team title at Somers Lions meet


Samantha Silverman of Yorktown clears the high jump bar on her way to fourth-place finish in pentathlon.


The 38th annual Somers Lion Club Invitational track meet on May 1 and 2 included 48 different schools and was very competitive. It was a tight race for the overall boys team title, and Lakeland/ Panas was battling for the title right down to the wire as the Rebels finished with 64 points overall in third place, just three points behind champion Arlington at 67, and two points behind Hackley in second. Josh Dacres had another big day for the Rebels as he was first in the 200-meter dash, second in the 100-meter dash, and second in the 400-meter run. Jason Bingay was a winner for the Rebels as he took first in the pole vault with a height of 11 feet. Bingay also teamed up with Avalon Garrick, JT Aggrey and Sean Chatman to take fourth in the 4x200meter relay. Aggrey was fifth in the 200, while Cullen Malzo was fifth in the 400-meter run for the Rebels. The Yorktown Huskers made their mark as freshman, Samantha Silverman finished the pentathlon Josh Dacres was flying on the in fourth place, scoring a total of track for the Rebels as he won the 2085 points. 200-meter dash. “I was very pleased by Samantha’s performance in the pentathlon,” Yorktown coach Keith Smith said. “She is only a freshman and she put up a very respectable total going over 2000 points.” The girls shuttle hurdle relay team of senior Katrina Camaj, junior Alexa Lapierre, and junior Kaila Boyer turned in a fifth-place finish for Yorktown. Boyer anchored the hurdle team and led them to a time of 55.04, and also ran the open 400m scoring under 65 seconds. “Kaila Boyer has been one of our most consistent athletes for the past few years.” Smith said. “She anchored a very strong shuttle hurdle relay team and then came back and ran the open 400m, breaking 65 seconds. It was a very nice day for her.” Jason Bingay of Lakeland/Panas won the pole vault. PHOTO: JIM MACLEAN

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NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education must be filed with the District Clerk at her office in the District Office, 1086 East Main Street, Shrub Oak, NY, 10588-1515, not later than April 20, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. The following vacancies on the Board of Education are to be filled: Term: 3 years - expiring June 30, 2018; Name of Last Incumbent: James B. Carroll Term: 3 years - expiring June 30, 2018; Name of Last Incumbent: Carol Ann Dobson Term: 3 years - expiring June 30, 2018; Name of Last Incumbent: Brian Hugick Each petition must be directed to the Clerk of the District, must be signed by at least 27 qualified voters, and shall be in accordance with the provisions of Section 2018 of the Education law.

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the District at such Annual District $956,500 and a tax is hereby voted to pay the interest on said bonds Meeting and Election: as the same shall become due and BOND PROPOSITION payable. RESOLVED: Such Bond Proposition shall ap(a) That the Board of Education pear on the ballot labels to be inof the Lakeland Central School serted in the voting machines used District of Shrub Oak, in the Coun- for voting at said Annual District ties of Westchester and Putnam, Meeting and Election in substanNew York (the “District”), is here- tially the following condensed by authorized to purchase various form: vehicles for use by the District, and to expend therefor, including preliminary costs and costs incidental BOND PROPOSITION thereto and to the financing thereYES/NO of, an amount not to exceed the esRESOLVED: timated total cost of $956,500; (a) That the Board of Education (b) that a tax is hereby voted of the Lakeland Central School in the aggregate amount of not to District of Shrub Oak, in the Counexceed $956,500 to pay such cost, ties of Westchester and Putnam, said tax to be levied and collected New York (the “District”), is herein installments in such years and by authorized to purchase various in such amounts as shall be deter- vehicles for use by the District and mined by said Board of Education; to expend therefor, including preand liminary costs and costs incidental (c) that in anticipation of said thereto and to the financing theretax, bonds of the District are here- of, an amount not to exceed the by authorized to be issued in the estimated total cost of $956,500; principal amount of not to exceed (b) that a tax is hereby voted in

the aggregate amount of not to exceed $956,500 to pay such cost, said tax to be levied and collected in installments in such years and in such amounts as shall be determined by said Board of Education; and (c) that in anticipation of said tax, bonds of the District are hereby authorized to be issued in the principal amount of not to exceed $956,500 and a tax is hereby voted to pay the interest on said bonds as the same shall become due and payable. NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the Board of Registration shall meet at the WALTER PANAS HIGH SCHOOL, Croton Avenue, Cortlandt Manor, NY in the lobby between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. (Daylight Savings Time) on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 and in the lobby at LAKELAND HIGH SCHOOL, East Main Street, Shrub Oak, NY between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1

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FROM PAGE 33 p.m. (Daylight Savings Time) on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Any person shall be entitled to have his/her name placed upon such register provided that at the abovementioned meetings of the Board of Registration s/he personally appears and is known or proved to the satisfaction of the Board of Registration to be then and thereafter entitled to vote at the school meeting/ election for which this register is prepared. NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that, pursuant to Article 5 of the Election Law, any person otherwise qualified to vote who is currently registered with the Westchester or Putnam County Board of Elections for any General Election under the provisions of the Election Law shall be entitled to vote without further registration. If a voter has previously registered to vote with the school district and has voted at an annual or special school district meeting within the last four calen-

NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Registration will also meet during and at the place of the foregoing election between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 to prepare a register for meetings or elections held subsequent to said Annual Meeting and Election. The register will be on file in the office of the District Clerk, at the District Office, 1086 East Main Street, Shrub Oak, NY, and will be open for inspection by any qualified voter of the District between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on each of the five days preceding and on the day set for the Annual Meeting (other than a Saturday, Sunday or holiday). AND NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that a copy of the detailed statement in writing of the amount of money which will be required for the school year 2015-2016 for school purposes specifying the several purposes and the amount for each, including the property

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PAGE 34 tax report card and tax exemption reporting form, may be obtained by any resident in the District on each of the fourteen days preceding the Annual Meeting (other than a Saturday, Sunday or holiday) at each of the schoolhouses in which school is maintained and at the Administration Building, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and at such Annual Meeting. The Budget will also be available at any free association or public library located within the District and on the District website. A Real Property Tax Exemption Report prepared in accordance with Section 495 of the Real Property Tax Law will be annexed to any budget of which it will form a part; and shall be posted on District bulletin board(s) maintained for public notices, as well as on the District’s website. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that applications for absentee ballots for the election of members of the Board of Education and for voting on the School District budget and on proposi-

tions, in accordance with the provisions of Education Law, Section 2018-a, may be obtained at the office of the Clerk of the District, Administration Building, 1086 East Main Street, Shrub Oak, NY. The application must be received by the District Clerk at least seven days prior to the Annual Meeting if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter or the day before the Annual Meeting if the ballot will be picked up personally by the voter at the District Office. A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots have been issued will be available for public inspection in said office of the Clerk during regular office hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) until the day of the election. Any qualified voter may file a written challenge of the qualifications of a voter, whose name appears on such list, stating the reasons for the challenge. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION LAKELAND CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SHRUB OAK Lynn Cosenza District Clerk

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Yorktown News – Thursday, May 7, 2015


CORTLANDT MANOR | $519,000 32 WEST RICK LANE Colonial, 3 Bedrooms, 2½ Baths Patti Talbot RE Salesperson Cell: 914.282.3340 MLS# 4513397

SHRUB OAK | $350,000 1140 STONEGATE ROAD Town Home, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Cynthia Weil RE Associate Broker Cell: 914.879.1576 MLS# 4517917

MAHOPAC | $399,000 7 LAKEVIEW DRIVE Split, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Wayne Kokinda, RE Associate Broker Noreen Parrell, RE Associate Broker Cell: 914.406.5292 MLS# 4517539

STORMVILLE | $549,900

EXPECT BETTER 354 Downing Drive, Yorktown, NY 10598 914.245.4422

POUGHKEEPSIE | $300,000 11 MANDALAY DRIVE Raised Ranch, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths

1333 BALDWIN ROAD Raised Ranch, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths Maria Szilagyi, RE Salesperson Balint J. Szilagyi, RE Salesperson Cell 914.960.0717 MLS# 4505304

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Patti Talbot RE Salesperson Cell: 914.282.3340 MLS# 4508463


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Janyce Selkin, RE Associate Broker Cell 845.656.2207 Cindy Servider, RE Associate Broker Cell 646.772.0750 MLS# 4517059

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OSSINING | $489,000 7 STONE AVENUE Victorian, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths Michael Malloy, RE Associate Broker Gail Malloy, RE Salesperson Cell 914.588.7448 MLS# 4419469

MAHOPAC | $345,000 11 SPLIT ROCK ROAD Ranch, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath Kathleen Mackay RE Associate Broker Cell 914.522.7975 MLS# 4510732

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CARMEL | $489,000 62 WARING DRIVE Colonial, 4 Bedrooms, 2½ Baths Michael Malloy, RE Associate Broker Gail Malloy, RE Salesperson Cell 914.588.7448 MLS# 451425

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