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Dates, times set for early voting in county The Westchester County Board of Elections has announced the times and locations for Early Voting polling sites ahead of the Nov. 3 General Election. All registered voters are eligible to cast their ballot early during the Early Voting period between Saturday, Oct. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 1. Registered vot-

ers can go to any of the designated Early Voting polling sites to vote. The process for Early Voting is identical to that for Election Day. If you prefer to vote on Election Day, you must vote at your assigned polling site for your election district. Click here to find your Election Day polling site.

Early Voting Times:

WHO’S RUNNIN POINT? Harrison’s Gabby Marraccini surveys the defense during a Class A playoff game last February. The future of high school sports is still up in the air due to a lack of leadership from the state and county leaders, writes Sports Editor Mike Smith in this year’s Back-to-School edition. For more, see pages 12 & 13. Photo/Mike Smith

Westchester extends beach season for 2 weeks The Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation’s two beaches will be open to the public the two weekends after Labor Day. This is the first time that the beaches—at Playland Park in Rye and Croton Point Park in Croton— will be open after Labor Day. The days and times are Sept. 12-13 and Sept. 19-20 and will follow their regular schedule of 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. “This is a sign of us again trying to compensate for the difficulties we have had during the pan-

demic,” said County Executive George Latimer. “We are proud of the work to get and keep these facilities open to help people cool off in the age of Covid.” Playland Beach will be open Tuesday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 7. Croton Point Park Beach will be open Wednesday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 7 (also from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.). Three of the county’s four pools are open for their regular two daily sessions—11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.— now through Labor Day. They

are Saxon Woods in White Plains, Willson’s Woods in Mount Vernon and Sprain Ridge in Yonkers. The fourth pool, Tibbetts Brook, also in Yonkers, will be closed

from Monday, Aug. 31, through Friday, Sept. 4, but will re-open for the regular two sessions on Saturday, Sept. 5, Sunday, Sept. 6 and Monday, Sept. 7. (Submitted)

• Saturday................................... Oct. 24............................12 p.m. – 5 p.m. • Sunday...................................... Oct. 25............................12 p.m. – 5 p.m. • Monday..................................... Oct. 26............................8 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Tuesday..................................... Oct. 27............................12 p.m. – 8 p.m. • Wednesday.............................. Oct. 28............................8 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Thursday.................................. Oct. 29............................12 p.m. – 8 p.m. • Friday........................................ Oct. 30............................8:00 a.m. – 4 p.m. • Saturday................................... Oct. 31............................12 p.m. – 5 p.m. • Sunday...................................... Nov. 1.............................12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Early Voting Locations: • Eastchester Public Library

11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester, NY

• Dobbs Ferry Village Hall

112 Main St., Dobbs Ferry, NY

• Greenburgh Town Hall

177 Hillside Ave., White Plains, NY

• Veterans Memorial Building

210 Halstead Ave., Harrison, NY

• Mamaroneck Town Center

740 W. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY

• Mt. Pleasant Community Center

125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla, NY

• Mt. Vernon City Hall

1 Roosevelt Square, Mt. Vernon, NY

• New Rochelle City Hall Annex

90 Beaufort Place, New Rochelle, NY

• Westch. County Board of Elections

25 Quarropas St., White Plains, NY

• Grinton I. Will Library

1500 Central Park Ave., Yonkers, NY

• Riverfront Library

One Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY

If you are worried about contracting the coronavirus and would rather vote by mail, you can do so by requesting an absentee ballot. You can return your absentee ballot request form by: • Sending an email request to BOE-WestAbsentee@westchestergov.com; • Sending a fax request to 995-7753 or 995-3190; or dropping it off in person or mailing it to the county Board of Elections, 25 Quarropas St., White Plains, NY 10601. (Submitted)


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County IDA launches business relief program On Monday, Aug. 24 at 9 a.m. the Westchester Industrial Development Agency, IDA, officially launched a new program designed to ensure the short-term viability of both small businesses and notfor-profit corporations negatively impacted by COVID-19. The program allows the IDA to provide financial assistance through the state Disaster and Emergency Loan and Grant Program. Under the program, the IDA provides grants to small businesses and small not-for-profit corporations in an amount not to exceed $10,000. The proceeds must be used for the purpose of acquiring personal protective equipment or installing equipment necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The IDA is also offering loans through the administration of the state Disaster Emergency Loan Program to small businesses and small not-for-profit corporations in an amount up to $25,000. The loans are available at 0% interest. More information about the

IDA Loan and Grant Program can be found at https://westchestercatalyst.com/ida-loans-and-grants/ IDA Loan and Grant Application In preparation for applying for the grant or loan it is prudent to gather up the documentation that you will need to submit along with your application. The documents must be in electronic format (e.g., PDF, Word document, etc.) so that they can be uploaded into the application on the website. No paper applications or paper documentation will be accepted. Your application will not be reviewed unless all the required documentation is submitted online with the application. The following is a list of the required documentation. Loan Program Application Small Business: Brief description and history of the business. Most recent Business Federal Tax Return including all schedules. If 2019 tax return is not available, provide 2018 Federal

Tax Return and 2019 internally prepared year-end financial statements and balance sheets. Most recent owners/guarantors tax returns for individuals owning 20% or greater of business. One file must be submitted with the returns for all owners. If a C-Corp or S-Corp: certificate of incorporation.

cate of Limited Partnership. If a Limited Partnership: Partnership Agreement. Voided check. Bank signature card (if the voided check does not reference legal name of business). Loan Program Application Small Not-for-Profit: Brief description and history of the not-for-profit.

If a C-Corp or S-Corp: bylaws.

Most recent filed Form 990.

If a C-Corp or S-Corp: borrowing resolution.

2019 audited financial statement. If 2019 audited financial statement is not available, provide 2018 audited financial statement and 2019 internally prepared year-end financial statements and balance sheets.

If LLC: articles of organization. If LLC: operating agreement. If LLC: borrowing resolution. If sole proprietor: Business Certificate Registration. If you are “doing business as” (“DBA”): DBA certificate.

Board resolution authorizing borrowing. Certificate of Incorporation.

If a General Partnership: Assumed Name Certificate.

A listing of your current Board of Directors.

If a General Partnership: Partnership Agreement.

A copy of your 501c3 letter or equivalent.

If a Limited Partnership: Certifi-

Grant Program Application Small Business:

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Brief description and history of the business. Most recent Business Federal Tax Return including all schedules. If 2019 tax return is not available, provide 2018 Federal Tax Return and 2019 internally prepared year-end financial statements and balance sheets. Most recent owners/guarantors tax returns for individuals owning 20% or greater of business. If a C-Corp or S-Corp: certificate of incorporation. If a C-Corp or S-Corp: bylaws. If a C-Corp or S-Corp: grant resolution. If an LLC: articles of organization. If an LLC: operating agreement. If an LLC: grant resolution. If a sole proprietor: Business Certificate Registration. If you are “doing business as” (“DBA”): DBA certificate. If a General Partnership: Assumed Name Certificate. If a General Partnership: Partner-

ship Agreement. If a Limited Partnership: Certificate of Limited Partnership. If a Limited Partnership: Partnership Agreement. Voided check. Grant Program Application Small Not-for-Profit: Brief description and history of the not-for-profit. Most recent filed Form 990. 2019 audited financial statement. If 2019 audited financial statement is not available, provide 2018 audited financial statement and 2019 internally prepared year-end financial statements and balance sheets. Board resolution authorizing grant application. Certificate of Incorporation. List of your current Board of Directors. Copy of your 501c3 letter or equivalent. For more information, email IDAloangrant@westchestergov. com. (Submitted)

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Youth Bureau hosts back to school forum On Sept. 3 at 6 p.m., the Westchester County Youth Bureau will host an online forum entitled “COVID 19: Preparing for Back to School.” This virtual presentation and discussion is designed to help prepare families of school-age children and youth for the start of the school

year. Of the varying topics, experts will primarily focus on strategies to manage the anxiety of students and parents, instilling routines and norms during this unprecedented time, and resources in coping with loss, family members and other stressors.

“We recognize that the social, emotional and psychological implications concerning the pandemic have surfaced, particularly as we prepare for the new normal during this school year,” said County Executive George Latimer. “Schools are working diligently to reassure parents as

they send their children back to the classrooms. The Youth Bureau’s partnership with experts in the medical field and leading medical institutions demonstrates our desire to help support parents and providers and equip Westchester residents with additional supports and strategies.” The Westchester County Youth Bureau is offering this virtual forum free for parents,

students and youth service providers. Expert panelists will include: Dr. Arlene G. Adler, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center assistant professor of Pediatrics & Psychiatry, New York Medical College; Dr. Ludmilar Mesidor, psychiatrist, private Ppractice, and member of Jack & Jill of America, Mid Hudson Valley Chapter; Dr. Cheryl Burton, Li-

The Westchester County Youth Bureau will host an online forum entitled “COVID 19: Preparing for Back to School.” This virtual presentation and discussion is designed to help prepare families of school-age children and youth for the start of the school year.

censed Clinical Social Worker, psychotherapist, and certified coach and a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.; and Dr. Debra DeFour-Pierce, school psychologist, East Ramapo Central School District. The forum will be moderated by Cheryl Brannan, president of Brannan Solutions Group. “This opportunity comes on the heels of two previous virtual town halls that focused on preparing families for summer in light of COVID-19 and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C),” said county Youth Bureau Executive Director Dr. DaMia Harris-Madden. “Given the many questions and concerns regarding the return to school and our young people’s social, emotional and psychological well-being, our aim is to provide medically accurate information and real time information to best support our young people during their transition from home to school.”  Registration will close on Sept. 3 at 12 p.m. To register, email WCYB@westchestergov. com. To watch, tune in on Sept. 3, 6 p.m. at https://www.facebook.com/WCYouthBureau/. (Submitted)


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By Andy Landorf & John Colquhoun

The New 60 is a weekly look about what it’s like to be in your 60’s in today’s world: adult children living at home, downsizing (jobs and houses), finding old friends on Facebook and deciphering text-speak. It’s a Brave New World of second homes, second careers and second marriages…and finding out after a lifetime of milkshakes and ice cream that you’re suddenly lactose-intolerant. The New 60 is created by two local 60-plus Westchester residents, John Colquhoun of Bronxville and Andy Landorf, who hails from Tarrytown. The duo are long-time advertising creatives and this, as the saying goes, is their Act II. Even though it features folks in their 60’s, if you know someone who is 60, have a parent who’s 60 or just generally enjoy watching funny things happen to other people, you’ll find something to relate to here—you may even find yourself saying, “Hey, that happened to me!” To read more of the New 60, visit their website at thenew60comic.com.


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The Westchester County Police Marine Unit recently conducted increased enforcement on the Hudson River adjacent to Croton Point Park in response to unsafe activity by operators of Jet-Skis and other personal watercraft. Multiple summonses were issued for violations of navigation law, including operating recklessly near swimmers or boats; operating in excess of 5 mph within 100 feet of the shore or anchored vessels; and operating a personal watercraft, PWC, after dusk. The increased enforcement will continue through Labor Day weekend and beyond. “We want to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for people on the river whether they are boating, operating PWCs, swimming or fishing,’ Commissioner Thomas A. Gleason said. “Our enforcement on the Hudson was in response to community complaints as well as an observed increase in unsafe activity by our

Marine Unit officers.” The Marine Unit reminds PWC operators that navigation law also prohibits weaving through congested marine traffic, jumping the wake of another vessel and “playing chicken.” County police will also continue to encourage social distancing on and along the river, including on boats that have tied up together in a group. “We have received complaints that some people aboard these boats are moving back and forth among vessels without wearing masks or maintaining social distancing,” Gleason said. “We remind everyone that the governor’s executive order remains in effect and it requires people to maintain social distancing or wear a mask if they cannot.” Navigation law requires that all persons operating personal watercrafts must have completed a boater safety course and carry legally required equipment. (Submitted)

Required Equipment • Life Jacket (required to be worn by all persons) • Engine Cut-off Lanyard • Sound Producing Device • Visual Distress Signal • Backfire Flame Arrestor • Fire Extinguisher (on waters under U.S. Coast Guard jurisdiction, which includes the Hudson River and Long Island Sound)

Operating Restrictions • Operator must have completed a boating safety course. • The minimum operator age is 14. • Operation is prohibited between sunset and sunrise. • Reckless Operation is prohibited, including weaving through congested marine traffic, jumping the wake of another vessel and “playing chicken.” • PWC are prohibited within 500 feet of a bathing beach/swimming area.


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2020 BACK TO SCHOOL GUIDE FOR A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL YEAR Pages 8—13


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BACK TO SCHOOL GUIDE for a successful school year

CREATE A

PARENT-TEACHER RELATIONSHIP Establishing a healthy teacher-parent relationship can help a child find success in school because the way the adults in their life interact and communicate provides a child with guidance. Start early To foster good communication, Lisa Mitchell, a library media specialist with the Oregon Trail School District, likes to make phone calls or send emails to parents noting positive aspects of their child’s behavior. “I try to do this right at the

beginning of the school year. Later, if there is a problematic issue, I try to find common ground. Usually the commonality is that we all want the student to be successful,” Mitchell said. Develop a routine Encouraging school attendance is one of the most important ways you can help prepare your child for academic success, said Patrick Grady, associate superintendent of Legacy Traditional Schools in Arizona. Students who exhibit regular school attendance early on often see improved grades, learning skills and overall behavior. Moreover, parent involvement has a positive and direct impact

on school attendance, according to Johns Hopkins University. “When preparing for school, give you and your child enough time to get ready in the mornings and evenings,” Grady said. “Set a bedtime routine to have your child pick out clothing and shoes to wear, as well as pack their backpack with assignments. Follow a set bedtime and wake-up time to stay on track. Don’t forget breakfast. A study by the Food Research & Action Center found that breakfast has a direct correlation on behavior, participation and overall performance in students.” Reach out Attending back to school night

and introducing yourself to the teacher is a great step in building a relationship, said Mike Kawula, founder of HelpATeen.com, a site devoted to helping teens learn real world skills to stand out in the college application process and in the job market. As a parent Kawula shares his teen’s strengths, challenges and style of learning in an introductory “hello” email to a new teacher. “This helps tremendously and they’re always appreciative,” he said. “I let them know we’re both in this together for encouraging children to learn. However we can assist, we’re here. It’s a simple email and quick but we’ve always devel-

oped great relationships.” Maintain boundaries “Parents should have an easy way to reach teachers quickly and directly, such as e-mail. However, at the same time, teachers need to establish boundaries in order to manage parent expectations,” said Rachel Kamath, a former kindergarten-12th grade Spanish and English as a Second Language teacher in New York City, Los Angeles and Minnesota. “For example, give parents a reasonable timeframe to respond to their emails, so that they know they can expect a response at the end of the school day. If those

boundaries aren’t made specific from the get-go, it can result in frustration on both sides.” Be open to listening “Too often, parents dread phone calls from teachers and administrators. That doesn’t always have to be the case,” said Erin Frey, second grade teacher, Michigan Great Lakes Virtual Academy. “Celebrate positives that students are doing. Share those little victories and let parents know the successes students are experiencing in class. Building up these connections strengthens your team and ultimately helps the student grow with a positive support system.”


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ON CAMPUS “There are some that have altered their start date to begin a few weeks earlier or a few weeks later, but all have some type of HyFlex model that offers both virtual and in-person classroom options for students.” Terry W. Knaus They may be wearing face masks and practicing social distancing, but the class of 2020 is ready to head off to college in the fall. “More than any other high school graduating class that I can remember, this group is ready to go to college and be on campus. No matter what it looks like,” said Terry W. Knaus, executive director of the Higher Education Consultants Association. “They’ve encountered challenges like no other class before them and have missed out on so many of the traditional high school senior experiences. Going off to college is one rite of passage that is still attainable, and they’re ready to experience it.” Safety first The potential spread of COVID-19 will still be a major concern this fall, but colleges are working diligently to prepare for the return of students to their campus, Knaus said. “Their top priority is to make sure they do everything they can to make it the safest environment possible. Families need to do their

research, ask lots of questions and determine for themselves if the necessary precautions are in place that will provide a safe campus,” he said. Have a plan Some things are out of a school’s control, such as whether there will be a second wave of COVID or how much physical space is available, but other factors can be managed. “What is in their control is the carefully thought out and intentional plan that will be successful on their specific campus,” Knaus said. “For instance, a large public university with 50,000 students has a much different challenge than a small liberal arts college with 1,500 students, but they both need to have a very thoughtful and deliberate plan in place that will give their students the safest experience possible. They can still control how physical space is altered and used. They can still control how the academic medium is delivered.” Not business as usual “Life as we know it will continue to be different, and college campuses will certainly follow suit. Students will have no choice but to adjust to a new and altered experience both in and out of the classroom,” Knaus said. Not only will personal and group interactions be different, but campus events will be dramati-

cally altered and in some cases eliminated, Knaus said. “It will be different, but students are resilient, will adjust and ultimately figure things out,” Knaus said. Students may see such things as: • Classroom meetings spread out over additional days of the week to create smaller groups. • Professors teaching behind a plexiglass shield. • Grab-and-go meals instead of cafeterias filled with students sharing tables. • Students and staff may have to enter classroom buildings in one designated door and exit out another. • Masks being mandatory throughout campus. Back to learning Most colleges have the full intention of welcoming their students back to campus in the fall, Knaus said. “There are some that have altered their start date to begin a few weeks earlier or a few weeks later, but all have some type of HyFlex model that offers both virtual and in-person classroom options for students,” Knaus said. Some schools will include an abbreviated semester experience with the elimination of fall breaks and finishing on campus by Thanksgiving, Knaus said. Students will then take their final exams virtually from their homes in December.

Play Group Theatre announces fall season Make a little Play Group Theatre Magic this season...at the theatre and from your own home! The PGT has announced their new, reimagined Fall 2020 season! At The Play Group Theatre in White Plains, they know that everyone is facing many challenging decisions at this time, and that is why they are making sure that there is truly something for everyone at PGT this fall! With socially distanced in-person hybrid and online programs, look no further than PGT to find the perfect performing arts program for your young artist. They are introducing their brand new PGTV Performance

Programs! Seizing the challenges and opportunities of the moment, they are investing in creating their own original digital content. Work in small groups (both online and in-person) to dive into a subject, write original material, and perform in the PGTV Virtual Showcases! Check out these dynamic programs including Teen Conservatory, the brand new Young Actor Conservatory, On Camera, Sketch Comedy, Improv, and their reimagined Community Connection program! Based on the incredible success of their virtual Camp PGT this summer, they are presenting diverse fall 2020 classes

and workshops. These programs allow students the opportunity to jump into the subject of their choice, honing their skills and having a blast with their peers, all from the safety and comfort of their homes. Get creative this fall with classes in Shakespeare, Playwriting, Design/Tech, PGT Kids, Little Theatre and the brand new Musical Theatre Boot Camp.Enrollment for all fall programs is now open! Visit playgroup.org/programs/ to explore all of their new and innovative programs and to mix and match your action-packed season with PGT! They can›t wait to make some PGT Magic with you this fall. (Submitted)


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ONLINE LEARNING Online classes may not be what students thought they were signing up for, but they may be what some of them are getting in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re new to online learning, it’s time to work on your game plan and think about the challenges of college-level virtual classes. “Students do need a different mindset for online learning,” said Zack Robinson, chief geek at TestGeek.com. “Compared to a traditional classroom, online learning environments require a much greater level of self-motivation and organization on the part of the student. Traditional classes are normally pretty simple. A teacher is up front, and most learning happens out of a single book. Online learning typically has more components.” Some college students reported feeling shortchanged by the online instruction they received during spring semester 2020, but safety issues may make virtual learning essential for fall 2020. Here are some tips to prepare: Don’t slack off The supposed laxity of online learning is the biggest hurdle most students face when moving into online learning formats. “College students typically like online learning because they often view it as being less work, but this is a faulty assumption. While there isn’t a set three hours per week of classroom time, the learning load doesn’t decrease, so the amount of time a student expects to spend on the material shouldn’t decrease, either,” Robinson said. Develop a routine. Log in on time. Read the material. Participate in classroom discussion. Set priorities and stick with them. “There is an initial illusion of

freedom and flexibility, but this can lead to a dangerous underestimation of the time and workload commitment,” Robinson said. Be committed “Successful online students are usually very organized and like to stay in front of the workload,” Robinson said. Without the verbal and physical cues of an in-person classroom, online learners need to keep themselves accountable and practice good time management. “These skills come more naturally to some students than others, but the good news is that anyone can improve on these things,” Robinson said. “Be realistic about your current strengths and weaknesses, and make a plan to deal with the things that don’t come easy but are still important.” Get a partner “Historically, online learning has lacked the casual peer-to-peer learning that happens in classrooms. Think about a biology class where a teacher is continuing a lecture but a student whispers to the guy next to him and asks a quick question about something that was missed. That’s a vital part of learning, and it hasn’t always been built into online learning systems. That is improving, though,” Robinson said.

Pair up with a fellow classmate or create a study group to work together. Forming a connection with others can help keep a student engaged and committed to the class. Teachers as facilitators Instructors play a different role with online classes than they do in traditional classrooms. “In many ways, online instructors are organizers and facilitators rather than direct teachers. Rather than giving a lecture, instructors are selecting the material students will be learning from, creating an effective course format and making sure students are keeping up as the semester progresses,” Robinson said. A good online learner will practice good communication reaching out with questions, comments and concerns.


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Students and families, teachers and institutions of higher learning are all adapting to the new normal brought about by COVID-19. To get an idea of what to expect heading into fall 2020 and beyond, admissions experts share what changes the pandemic may have introduced. Do standardizedtests still matter? “The college admissions landscape is shifting as it tries to meet the needs of students who are obviously faced with an unprecedented level of uncertainty,” said Jamie Beaton, founder of Crimson Education, a college admissions support company. Almost 200 schools including top-tier choices such as Dartmouth, Cornell, Amherst and the University of California system have dropped the SAT/ ACT requirement for now. “What this will mean is that colleges will have to rely on other means to qualify students on a broad scale. This is where school grades, extracurricular profiles and personal statements become even more important. It is where the whole holistic nature of applications really hits its stride,” Beaton said. Things may return to normal in the future, but colleges will become more savvy as to what makes a student the right fit for their university. “They will have to look at alternatives to standardized test scores to either eliminate or move a student through the admissions process,” Beaton said. “Needless to say this means students who pre-

pare applications that resonate in all areas — from their grades to their activities, their recommendation letters to their essays — will be the ones who reap the benefits.” Online or in-person? Some colleges may limit on-campus learning as they reopen and/or do a shortened fall semester in preparation for a potential second COVID-19 wave, which might occur after families gather for Thanksgiving, said Tandy Caraway, founder and college strategist at CollegeMode Academy. Colleges are balancing the desire to reopen with keeping students safe, Caraway stressed. “Some colleges are reopening their campuses for mostly classes. Some are implementing virtual-only classes but opening campus for residence anyway. There has been a varied response about this,” she said. College commitment and experience People should be aware that even if a school does not open campus in the fall but goes with virtual learning, the college will still be looking for a full-year commitment, Caraway said. That can affect the overall collegiate experience. “Some of the college culture created by the student activities traditionally held on college campuses will be lost. The college environment may feel very different in the fall than when they visited. Students should ask about those

changes to make more informed decisions,” she said. Space crunch “The college application process will look quite different this year,” said Heather Krey, director of Test Prep for Success. Not only have test scores been affected, but so have grade point averages, advanced placement classes and extracurricular activities. Additionally, a record number of this year’s seniors are expected to request a gap year, meaning there will be fewer seats available for today’s high school juniors. “Well-meaning admissions officers are posting articles saying they understand the situation and will not penalize students for deficiencies caused by the pandemic. However, what logic tells us is that many schools will have thousands more applicants than spaces available, and somehow the difficult decisions will have to be made,” Krey said. Time well spent In the future colleges will also look at how prospective students fared while in quarantine. Did they use that time wisely to take online courses, support their community or use their passions to make a difference? “The value of a good education only increases in times such as these,” Beaton said. “There may be less competition to certain schools, but all in all we do not expect the competition for admission to high quality institutions to change.”


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WAITING ON A SIGN By MIKE SMITH Sports Editor

It goes without saying that the last few months haven’t been easy for anyone. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, our lives have been upended in myriad ways. Even simple things that we have long taken for granted, like going to

restaurants and meeting up with friends, have been drastically impacted by the virus. With New York state gradually stemming the tide of the infection, however, we are seeing something of a return to normalcy as aspects of public life that were deemed unsafe just two months ago are starting to come back and schools are set to re-

Players from Tuckahoe and Rye Neck battle for the ball last fall. Photos/Mike Smith

Bronxville and Rye Neck go head-to-head in the girls soccer playoffs last fall.

open for the fall. But the future of one area of great importance to me—high school sports—is still in limbo with the school year right around the corner. Ordinarily, I would use this space in our Back to School issue to celebrate the upcoming year of athletics in the area. But frankly, as of press time, whether or not there will be sports this fall

is still an area of great concern for our student-athletes. On Aug. 24, some of our students got some good news when Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that interscholastic athletics—at least those deemed to be “low risk” could resume competition on Sept. 21. A few days later, however, a group of New York Public School Superintendents peti-

tioned the governor to delay the commencement of high school athletics until at least 2021 as schools figure out ways to safely hold practices and competitions. The governing body of public school athletics, the NYSPHSAA said it would take a few days to look at potential scenarios for reopening the sports schedule, but here we sit, on Aug. 30, with no clear guidance on if, when or how we will be able to get students on the field this year. And while I recognize the safety

issues inherent in the viability of high school sports at this juncture, I worry that New York is doing its kids a disservice by slow-playing the return to athletics. As of press time, the state’s daily infection rate looks promising, with fewer than 10 new cases a day per 100,000 residents. This puts our area far ahead of other states who have already resumed high school sports, including football. And while I realize that proponents of shuttering athletics for the time being are

Sports Editor Mike Smith believes that a lack of high school sports this year could rob student athletes of creating indelible memories.


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cognizant of the risk of spread, I can’t help but wonder why direction from state and school officials has been so sporadic and inconsistent over the last few months. We’ve been dealing with the effects of the coronavirus since March. And while the situation has been fluid over that time period, I can’t help but feel pride in the way that New Yorkers have adapted their lifestyles to address each new challenge that we have faced.

I firmly believe that allowing high school sports—albeit with strict measures in place to combat the spread of COVID-19—is not only feasible, it’s important for our youths. I think of the lessons that participation in sports can teach our youngsters, and can’t help but truly believe—in a time of upheaval, such as this—those lessons are more important now than ever. I only have to look back to the abbreviated 2019-2020 sports season to see prime examples of

this in action. Like the way the New Rochelle football team, rocked by the late-season suspension and subsequent dismissal of their longtime head coach overcame a mountain of adversity to win their first state title since 2012. Or the way that the Harrison girls basketball team battled through foul trouble—and a 36-7 discrepancy in free throws—to take Hendrick Hudson down to the wire in the Class A championship game. Or an unheralded

ETBE hockey team riding an insanely hot stretch from netminder JP Rosabella to a berth in the Division I hockey finals. These were great moments, not only for what they meant on the field, court or the ice, but because of the way they highlighted the importance of perseverance, a lesson that will serve those student-athletes well as they continue on in life. Now, I get it. I’m not a medical professional or a psychic. I can’t tell you what the coming weeks

will look like in terms of New York’s infection rate, I can’t promise with any certainty that re-starting sports in the area won’t have any impact at all on controlling the virus, and I admit that my desire to see high school sports this fall—especially after having expressed derision at others who called for American life to open back up over the last several months—can be seen as hypocritical. But my heart breaks for the senior student-athletes who may

not get the chance to suit up for their schools ever again. They might be robbed of a once-in-alifetime opportunity that is impossible to replicate later in life. They might not get to write their own chapter in their schools’ histories or author an indelible sports moment that will stick with them for the rest of their lives. And that would just make me sick. CONTACT: sports@hometwn.com

Rye’s Matt Tepedino goes up for a layup in the Class A playoffs last February.

JP Rosabella makes a save in the Division 1 championship game last winter. Rosabella’s inspired play led the ETBE to an improbable finals appearance.

Tuckahoe and Haldane square off at the Westchester County Center in March.


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LEGAL NOTICES NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 06/09/2020. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 10 Rich Ave 41B Mount Vernon NY 10550. Notice of Formation of Eat With Your Eyes, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with Purpose: any lawful activity.

NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 08/14/2020 Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 214 Hillside Pl #1R , Eastchester NY 10709. Notice of Formation of Essentially Pristine , LLC. Arts of Org. filed with Purpose: any lawful activity.

Notice of formation of Bayberry Lane Investors LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/9/2020. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to 44 Bayberry Ln, Bedford Corners, NY 10549. R/A: US Corp Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Ave. #202 BK, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful act.

NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 04/13/20 Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 90 State Street, suite 700, office 40, Albany, NY, 12207. Notice of Formation of 914 Records, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with Purpose: any lawful activity.

NY Secretary of State (SSNY) on 07/24/2019. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 177A E Main St, #266, New Rochelle, 10801. Notice of Formation of ShyMonkey Publishing LLC. filed with Purpose: any lawful activity.

NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 08/10/2020Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to:38 Post St 1R Yonkers NY 10705 Notice of Formation of Elis Tree Services Inc Arts of Org. filed with Purpose: any lawful activity.

NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/16/2020 . Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 311 Oakland Beach Ave., Rye, NY 10580. Notice of Formation of From Isabelle, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with Purpose: any lawful activity.

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Notice of Formation of: SOS ANIMAL SERVICES, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with SSNY on 7/13/2020 Office Location: WESTCHESTER COUNTY SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall process to: CATHRYN LONG 3 LITTLE LANE WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. 10605 Purpose: Any lawful act or activity NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 7/17/20. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corporation Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Notice of Formation of Avenue 33, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with Purpose: any lawful activity.

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LEGAL NOTICES FCA §§ 1035, 1036, 1055 [NOTE: May be served outside New York State] FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER ...................................................................................... In the Matter of a Proceeding Under Article 10 of the Family Court Act

form 10-7c (SummonsChild Neglect Proceeding) (8/2010)

JAYDEN HARRY-RANSOME (CIN#) A Child Under Eighteen Years of Age Alleged to be Neglected by

ROCKEYA HARRY-RANSOME,

Docket No. NN- 03370-20 F/U No. 161,251

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Respondent. ...................................................................................... NOTICE: PLACEMENT OF YOUR CHILD(REN) IN FOSTER CARE MAY RESULT IN YOUR LOSS OF YOUR RIGHTS TO YOUR CHILD(REN). IF YOUR CHILD(REN) STAYS IN FOSTER CARE FOR 15 OF THE MOST RECENT 22 MONTHS, THE AGENCY MAY BE REQUIRED BY LAW TO FILE A PETITION(S) TO TERMINATE YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS AND TO COMMIT GUARDIANSHIP AND CUSTODY OF YOUR CHILD(REN) TO THE AGENCY FOR THE PURPOSES OF ADOPTION. IN SOME CASES, THE AGENCY MAY FILE BEFORE THE END OF THE 15-MONTH PERIOD. IF SEVERE OR REPEATED CHILD ABUSE IS PROVEN BY CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE, THIS FINDING MAY CONSTITUTE THE BASIS TO TERMINATE YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS AND TO COMMIT GUARDIANSHIP AND CUSTODY OF YOUR CHILD(REN) TO THE AGENCY FOR THE PURPOSES OF ADOPTION. UPON GOOD CAUSE, THE COURT MAY ORDER AN INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE NON-RESPONDENT PARENT(s) SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS A RESPONDENT; IF THE COURT DETERMINES THE CHILD(REN) SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM HIS/HER HOME, THE COURT MAY ORDER AN INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE NON-RESPONDENT PARENT(s) SHOULD BE SUITABLE CUSTODIANS FOR THE CHILD(REN); IF THE CHILD(REN) IS PLACED AND REMAINS IN FOSTER CARE FOR FIFTEEN OF THE MOST RECENT TWENTY-TWO MONTHS, THE AGENCY MAY BE REQUIRED TO FILE A PETITION(S) FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THE PARENT(s) AND COMMITMENT OF GUARDIANSHIP AND CUSTODY OF THE CHILD(REN) FOR THE PURPOSES OF ADOPTION, EVEN IF THE PARENT(s) WERE NOT NAMED AS RESPONDENTS IN THE CHILD NEGLECT OR ABUSE PROCEEDING. A NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT HAS THE RIGHT TO REQUEST TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT CUSTODY OF THE CHILD(REN) AND TO SEEK ENFORCEMENT OF VISITATION RIGHTS WITH THE CHILD(REN).

BY ORDER OF THE FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK TO THE ABOVE-NAMED RESPONDENT(S) WHO RESIDE(S) OR IS FOUND AT [specify address(es)]:

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and to [specify name(s) and address(es) and relationship to child(ren)]: N/A A Petition under Article 10 of the Family Court Act having been filed with this Court, and annexed hereto YOU AND EACH OF YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear before this Court at 111 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., 3rd Floor Annex, White Plains, New York 10601, on SEPTEMBER 14, 2020, at 3:00 o’clock in the “morning” afternoon of that day to answer the petition and to be dealt with in accordance with Article 10 of the Family Court Act. Upon your failure to appear as herein directed a warrant may be issued for your arrest and/or the Court may proceed to Inquest and hear and determine the petition as provided by law. _____/s/__________ Dated: July 16, 2020. Clerk of Court

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