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Join nutrition expert Joy Bauer for the 14th annual A Taste of Westchester event. For more, see page 6.
Westchester raises awareness about lead exposure in children County Executive George Latimer wants Westchester parents and caregivers to know that new state regulations are now in effect to better protect children from the harmful effects of lead exposure. “Our goal is to reach children affected at lower levels of exposure, to reduce lead exposure and its impact on children and to remove the sources of lead from their environment to prevent further exposure,” Latimer said. “I encourage all families to talk to their child’s healthcare provider about their child’s risk and need for testing.” Lead is a toxic mineral that can cause damage to the brain and other vital organs as well as decreased learning and behavior problems. All children, from six months to six years old, should have a lead assessment annually by their medical provider, and by New York State law, all children who are 1 and 2 years old must receive a blood lead test. Going forward, Health Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler said that during the next 12 months, about 300 Westchester families can expect to be contacted by their children’s healthcare provider and by the County Health
Department to help them manage the impact of lead on their children. Families will be contacted if their child’s most recent blood lead test is elevated. Effective October 1, state regulations set 5 micrograms per deciliter as the threshold for an elevated blood lead level. Prior to Oct. 1, to be considered elevated, the blood lead level had to reach 15 micrograms per deciliter. This new reduced threshold triggers a required response from both the child’s medical provider and the Health Department. The provider must confirm the elevated blood lead level by taking a blood sample drawn from a vein. Follow-up includes a detailed lead exposure assessment, a nutritional assessment and a developmental screening. The Health Department works with the families to identify any sources of lead at home and wherever the child spends the most time, so lead can be removed to stop further negative health effects to the child. “Lead poisoning can cause devastating health effects, but it is also preventable. We must do everything we can to keep chil-
dren safe from lead, Amler said. “To achieve the best outcome for Westchester children, we need the cooperation of parents and caregivers. We ask that they respond promptly when their provider or the Health Department notifies them that their child has an elevated blood lead level. It is equally important that parents and caregivers keep all provider appointments to assess a child’s progress in reducing his or her blood lead level. And, I urge parents to cooperate with health department environmental staff, who will visit the child’s home and other places where he or she spends the most time to identify any lead risks in their environment so these risks can be removed, remediated or contained.” Amler said the Health Department had already reached out to pediatricians to remind them of the changes to the regulations. About 500,000 American children between ages one and five have elevated levels of lead in their blood, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Westchester, at the end of 2018, 69 children had blood lead levels of 10 micrograms per deciliter or more; of
these 29 children were receiving medical and environmental case management from the County Health Department. To date in 2019, 82 children were newly identified as needing these services. Case management continues, on average, for two years. (Submitted)
Lead can often be found here: • • • • •
F laking or peeling lead-based paint in homes built before 1978 Lead dust on window sills, floors and toys Plumbing pipes in homes built before 1985 Soil around homes and buildings with exterior lead-based paint Ceramic pottery from other countries, particularly in Latin America, India and the Middle East Imported herbal medicines from the Middle East, Latin America, China and India Imported candy and spices from Mexico, the Middle East, Latin America, India and China Imported cosmetics from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Middle Eastern and African countries Imported costume jewelry and toys made in other countries and often sold in dollar and discount stores
More than 550 people attended a first-of-its-kind Westchester County Mental Health and Social Services Job Fair at the Westchester County Center. Westchester’s non-profit agency partners were on hand to recruit, interview and make offers to fill hundreds of jobs throughout the county. Hundreds of job seekers looking for careers in the helping services made their way to the Westchester County Center, where more than 30 different nonprofit service providers took resumes, interviewed and even made job offers at Westchester County’s first Mental Health and Social Services Job Fair. Service providers including housing, substance use, family services, mental health, developmental disabilities and student services came together for the event, which was organized by the county departments of Community Mental Health and Social Services.“The ability to bring employers and quality, prospective employees together at one location is very rewarding for me, and the staff who worked so hard to make this event happen,” County Executive George Latimer said. “Hundreds of job seekers were able to meet face to face with prominent organizations who are looking to expand their work force, and continue providing critical services to people throughout Westchester County.” Commissioner of the Department of Social Services Kevin
McGuire said, “Our network of service providers are the lifeblood of the social services system in Westchester. The effort on their part to reach out at a Job Fair to hire new staff is a testament to their commitment to our community.” Chief Program Officer of Human Development Service of Westchester Kelly Darrow, who participated as a prospective employer, said, “Having the opportunity to see a large number of qualified applicants seeing community based employment makes the hiring process more effective. Job applicants were prepared with resumes and eager to hear about opportunities. Those beginning connections give important impressions about an individual’s ability to work in human services. HDSW was very pleased to offer interview to quite a few individual and we look forward to reaching out to additional applicants in the coming days.” Melissa Pagett of Rehabilitation Support Services, a major service-connected housing provider in Westchester said, “We received 42 resumes at the Job Fair and interviewed three people on site. Rehabilitation Support Services (RSS) also provided about a dozen applications to people that were interested, but didn’t have time to fill out the applications there. This was an amazing experience, and I thank everyone for including RSS.” (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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ArtsWestchester to present top ‘Innovator Award’
ArtsWestchester has announced it will present its top “Innovator Award” to Martin Ginsburg, developer, architect and founder and principal of Ginsburg Development Companies, LLC, at its annual gala on Nov. 23 at The Barbara Walters Campus Center at Sarah Lawrence College. “ArtsWestchester is thrilled to be presenting Martin with this award,” said Janet Langsam, CEO of ArtsWestchester. “Often found with pencil in hand, sketching the perfect angle for a future sculpture, he is a true visionary who
believes that art enhances living spaces. Throughout his properties, he has always believed that artwork should be a prominent feature, and we applaud him and Ginsburg Development Companies for incorporating the arts into the constructed environment.” A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, Ginsburg is a registered New York State architect. Together with his brother Samuel, he founded Ginsburg Development Companies, GDC, more than 50 years ago, and the company has since designed and built more than 7,000 residential units, becoming the leading developer of residential properties in the northern suburbs of New York City. Since the mid 1990’s, GDC has focused on waterfront developments, and Ginsburg became a leading advocate for the post-industrial rediscovery of the Hudson River, including many transit-friendly developments adjacent to train stations. Ginsburg’s use of public art in creating inspiring and public spaces really began in Haverstraw, on the Rockland County
side of the Hudson River, where Ginsburg Development Companies’ Harbor at Haverstraw project included a new scenic promenade along the river lined with monumental sculptures. He later also used sculptures as an iconic element to enliven a new park he created in Ossining, part of the Harbor Square mixed-use development. Art is now a key component of every GDC development, from sculptural fountains at building entryways to sculptures and paintings inside lobbies. “I look to create a truly special place at every building and community that GDC develops,” Ginsburg said. «That means attention to detail in architecture, creating lush landscaping and installing signature public artworks that greatly enhance the sense of place. I am so honored to be receiving this recognition from ArtsWestchester.” Ginsburg is currently working on creating a boutique hotel in a former convent and chapel on Fort Hill in Peekskill. The Abbey Inn will feature a collection of numerous paintings by accomplished artists from the New
York-metropolitan area, as well as a photographic collection of fine art photography of the Hudson River from its source at Lake Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondacks to New York Harbor. Ginsburg also has a vision for the city of White Plains that includes public art. He is currently undertaking a grand endeavor to transform the former Westchester Financial Center into City Square, a mixed-use project that will include a revitalized 50 Main St. office building, the repurposing of the former 1 Martine Ave. office building into luxury rental
apartments, new retail and restaurant offerings and a new one-acre private park above the roof deck of the garage that will connect all the buildings. Each component of City Square will feature public art, including a monumental sculpture that will stand in front of 50 Main St. at the gateway entrance to the city’s downtown. Ginsburg is working in close partnership with ArtsWestchester on an international competition to select this important sculptural work and to supervise its creation and installation—as
well as assisting on selecting other artworks throughout the property. Louis P. Gallo, senior vice president of Wells Fargo, is this year’s dinner chair. The ArtsWestchester gala will take place from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will include live entertainment, dancing and auctions. For tickets and additional information, please visit artsw. org/gala. A preview of auction items—including a Luxurious 12-day cruise for two on Holland American Line—is also available online. (Submitted)
“Dancing with Torsten,” by Peter Lundberg. Located at the Haverstraw Waterfront Sculpture Trail at GDC’s Harbors at Haverstraw.
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n Nov. 11, at 6 p.m., Cerebral Palsy of Westchester, CPW, will host the 14th annual A Taste of Westchester—A wine and food tasting event, featuring cuisine from more than 25 of the area’s finest restaurants and top chefs, as well as a worldly selection of wine, beer and spirits from select beverage establishments. The event will take place at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in West Harrison. All proceeds will benefit CPW’s programs, fostering independence for individuals with disabilities and enabling them to participate to their fullest extent in their community. Tickets are $125 per person, $95 if purchased by Oct. 21 and can be purchased at http://taste.cpwestchester.org Host for the evening this year will be Joy Bauer, a local Rye Brook celebrity and one of the nation’s leading health authorities. She is the nutrition and healthy lifestyle expert for NBC’s “Today” show and the host of NBC’s “Health + Happiness.” Bauer is also a monthly columnist for Woman’s Day magazine, the official nutritionist for the New York City Ballet and the creator of JoyBauer.com. She is also a New York Times bestselling author with 13 bestselling books to her credit, including “Joy’s Simple Food Remedies.”
Nutrition expert Joy Bauer to host A Taste of Westchester Her new children’s book, “Yummy Yoga: Playful Poses and Tasty Treats,” hit stands on Oct. 8, and encourages young kids to try healthy new foods and energizing exercise in a playful and engaging format. In the earlier part of her career, Bauer was the director of nutrition and fitness for the Department of Pediatric Cardiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, as well as the clinical dietitian for their neurosurgical team. She created and implemented Heart Smart Kids, a health program for underprivileged children living in Harlem. Prior to making the jump to media, she taught Anatomy & Physiology and Sports Nutrition at NYU’s School of Continuing Education. She has received the National Media Excellence Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society of Nutrition Science. “We are thrilled to partner with Joy Bauer from the ‘Today’ Show this year for our Taste of Westchester event,” said Linda Kuck, CPW executive director. “All of the funds raised at this this event help us to provide much needed programs and services to children and adults with disabilities. So, join us to Sip, Taste and mingle with the finest restaurants and spirits in Westchester.” Cerebral Palsy of Westchester’s mission is to advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Now in its 70th year of community service, CPW and its 450-person staff provide essential services and programs for children and adults in Westchester and Fairfield counties with developmental disabilities that range from autism and neurological impairments to intellectual disabilities, epilepsy and cerebral palsy The organization’s motto is Realizing Tomorrow’s Potential...Today! (Submitted)
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The Osborn honors “Women Who Make a Difference” The Osborn Foundation hosted its fifth Annual “Women Who Make a Difference” Foundress Award luncheon on Oct. 2. Nearly 250 guests attended the event, which was held at The Osborn in Rye. This year’s honorees were Dawn French, senior vp of marketing and community outreach at White Plains Hospital and Jana Seitz, president of the board, Edith Read Wildlife Sanctuary in Rye. The Foundress Award is given to women in the local community whose professional and personal achievements enhance the quality of life for seniors and their families. “We are delighted to honor Dawn French and Jana Seitz for their longtime commitment to the community,” said Matthew G. Anderson, president and CEO of The Osborn. “They are both exemplary individuals who have dedicated themselves to helping
make Rye and Westchester County a better place to live and work.” The guest speaker for the event was Dr. Carrie Rebora Barratt, CEO of the New York Botanical Garden, the first female CEO of the organization, which was founded in 1891. Previously, Barratt was the deputy director for collections and administration at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She discussed the influence of modern women on art and nature. Proceeds from the auction and luncheon will go to support The Osborn Charity Care Program, which provides care and residency on The Osborn campus for those who outlive their resources or cannot afford to pay from the outset. In 2018, The Osborn provided more than $3.3 million of charity care. It also supports Osborn Home Care services for residents of The Osborn and seniors
at home in both Westchester and Fairfield Counties who cannot afford to pay for care. The Osborn is a private, non-profit, continuum of care community, founded in 1908 and based in Rye, New York. It offers independent living, assisted living, memory care, a five-star skilled nursing facility, as well as In- and Outpatient Rehabilitation Care. In addition to residential and healthcare services on its 56-acre campus, the organization provides home care in Westchester and Fairfield counties through Osborn Home Care. The Osborn is accredited by CARF and has an A-rating from Fitch. Individuals and families interested in learning more about The Osborn are invited to call 888-9-OSBORN or visit theosborn.org. For Osborn Home Care, call 925-8221, (203) 641-7683 or visit osbornhomecare.org. (Submitted)
The Osborn Foundation hosted its fifth Annual “Women Who Make a Difference” Foundress Award luncheon on Oct. 2. From left, honoree Dawn French, Senior VP of Marketing and Community Outreach at White Plains Hospital, Matthew G. Anderson, President and CEO of The Osborn and Jana Seitz, President of the Board, Edith Read Wildlife Sanctuary.
From left, Dr. Carrie Rebora Barratt, CEO of the New York Botanical Garden, who was the guest speaker at the event, and Matthew G. Anderson, president and CEO of The Osborn.
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Around Town Eastchester SEPTA Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. EHS Library Media Center, 1 Stewart Place Annual SEPTA Staff Appreciation Event Thursday, Oct. 24 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tutta Bella, Trattoria 754 White Plains Road Board of Education Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. Work Session Board of Education meeting Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. EHS Homecoming Oct. 12, all day EHS Senior Portraits Oct. 15, all day EHS College Fair Monday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. Pelham High School
Eastchester Recreation Truck or Treat Friday, Oct. 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Join the Eastchester Parks and Recreation Department along with the Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville Police Departments, EVAC, Eastchester Fire Department with their smoke trailer and the Eastchester Highway Department for a fun-filled Super Hero-themed Halloween Event. Visit each of the trucks and cars and see what your local Super Hero’s do for the town! Waffle Box, Road Grub, Pizza Shop Pizza and Ice Cream trucks available to purchase food, drinks and snacks. Bubble Bus will be on site for entertainment. Eastchester Town Hall, 40 Mill Road 7th & 8th Grade Halloween Party Friday, Oct. 25 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Field House Rag-A-Muffin Parade Sunday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. Parade will start at 2 p.m. at Eastchester Middle School. Join us for a fun-filled walk from Eastchester Middle School to Town Hall where you will enjoy snacks provided by the Eastchester Little League. The parade is open to all pre-schoolers through 6th graders. Once at Town Hall join us for a Spooktacular Dance Party! A DJ will play Halloween favorites and dance songs for all to enjoy! All participants will receive a goodie bag.
Eastchester Public Library 10 Secrets of Broadway with Robert Viagas Sunday, Oct. 13 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Long time Playbill editor Robert Viagas mixes fun facts about backstage life on the Great White Way
with helpful consumer information on the best ways to see and enjoy the most coveted Broadway shows. Friday Film: “Rocketman” Friday, Oct. 18 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Young Reginald Dwight changes his name to Elton John and collaborates with singer-songwriter Bernie Taupin to become one of the most iconic figures in pop history. Set to his most beloved songs, it’s the epic musical story of Elton John, his breakthrough years in the 1970s and his fantastical transformation from shy piano prodigy to international superstar. Rated R. 2 hours, 1 minute. Chat & Color Book Club Monday, Oct. 21 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Join us for this month’s discussion about Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. Books are available at the Circulation Desk! Open to adults! Registration not required! You do not need to finish the book to attend! Light refreshments and coloring pages provided. Contact Amelia. Adult Yoga Class Monday, Oct. 21 from 7:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Join us for our Restorative Relaxing Adult Yoga in the auditorium. You will need to bring a yoga mat/ towel and a water bottle. All classes are 1 hour. Contact Amelia. Free Flu Shots Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. NYP-Lawrence Hospital’s free flu shot clinic. Ages 19-plus, no appointment necessary.
Family Film: “Hotel Transylvania” Friday, Oct. 18 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count’s teenaged daughter. Rated PG. 92 minutes. Please observe ratings and use your discretion when determining appropriateness for your child. Family Film: “Halloweentown” Friday, Oct. 25 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. After learning she is a witch, a girl helps save a town full of other supernatural creatures. Rated PG. 84 minutes. Please observe ratings and use your discretion when determining appropriateness for your child. Learning Life Through Music-Music show! Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dance and sing with Frank from Learning Life Through Music while learning important life skills and ideas such as manners, respecting others, sharing and loving yourself—all taught through original music that kids and parents love! All ages. This program was made possible through the generous funding of the Friends of the Bronxville Public Library. Wednesday Matinee: “Isn’t It Romantic” Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. New York City architect Natalie works hard to get noticed at her job but is more likely to be asked to deliver coffee and bagels than to design the city’s next skyscraper. And if things weren’t bad enough, Natalie, a lifelong cynic when it comes to love, has an encounter with a mugger that renders her unconscious, waking to discover that her life has suddenly become her worst nightmare, a romantic comedy, and she is the leading lady. Rated PG-13. 88 minutes.
Tuckahoe School District Bronxville Public Library Author Talk & Book Signing with Mary Calvi Saturday, Oct. 12 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Mary Calvi spent years as a child wondering about the heiress who once lived in the grand manor in her hometown of Yonkers. She’d heard in passing that the heiress was courted by George Washington. Curiosity compelled Calvi to do her own research and what she uncovered stunned even her, a New York City TV anchor, reporter and winner of nine New York Emmy awards. Calvi’s debut novel, “Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington’s First Love,” is the captivating result of years of research. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Calvi is an American television journalist and First Lady of the city of Yonkers. She is the co-anchor of “CBS2 This Morning” and “CBS2 at Noon” at WCBS-TV in New York City. Wednesday Matinee: “Stan & Ollie” Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Laurel and Hardy, the world’s most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song - a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain. Rated PG. 98 minutes.
PTA Student Support Committee Meeting Oct. 16, all day Cottle Auditorium BOE Regular Meeting Monday, Oct. 21 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
and instructs students in the art of charcoal drawing. For ages 11 through 17. No previous experience required. Beginners welcome. Space is limited, so register early. Teen Area SAT/ACT Math Tutoring Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This is a three-part workshop to be held Oct. 5, Oct. 19 and Nov. 2. Signing up for all three sessions is recommended. Math instructor Harmeet Goindi will show attendees techniques for solving SAT/ACT math problems that should help them improve their performance on the exams. Best for students in grades 9 through 12. Activity Room Kid’s Movie: “The Sword in the Stone” Monday, Oct. 21 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. A poor boy named Arthur learns the power of love, kindness, knowledge and bravery with the help of a wizard called Merlin in the path to become one of the most beloved kings in English history. Activity Room Meet the acclaimed Tuckahoe local author: Gloria Goldreich “After Melanie” Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Gloria Goldreich is a local author from Tuckahoe. She is the critically acclaimed author of several novels, including “The Bridal Chair,” “Open Doors,” “Dinner With Anna Karenina,” “Walking Home” and “Leah’s Journey,” which won the National Jewish Book Award. Her most recent title, and her stories have appeared in numerous magazines. Gloria will be coming to discuss her recent novel, “After Melanie,” about David and Judith’s fragile marriage after their beloved 13-year-old daughter Melanie’s sudden death. As they struggle to cope with their loss, they confront bewildering challenges. But instead of turning to each other, they find comfort with others. Activity Room Teen Movie: “Pokemon Detective Pikachu” Monday, Oct. 28 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. In a world where people collect Pokémon to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent talking Pikachu who seeks to be a detective. Starring Ryan Reynolds and Justice Smith. Rated PG. 1 hour, 44 minutes. Activity Room Spooky Boook & Treats, Ages 7-10 Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Put the “boo” in Halloween with a spooky tale and treats!
Tuckahoe Public Library Adult Movie: “Yesterday” Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. A struggling musician realizes he’s the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed. (PG-13/116 minutes) Activity Room Teen Charcoal Drawing Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Local artist Jessica Cioffoletti shares her talents
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The life and labor of being a trustee BRONXVILLE TODAY Mayor Mary Marvin
This week’s column was prompted by a recent discussion I had with one of my fellow trustees. He observed how rewarding the job was as you learn the intricacies of municipal governing and the processes by which things get done. We both lamented the glacial pace of some processes, but from experience, now understand that for the most part, the procedures lead to more prudent financial management. We laughed that prior to trustee service, we would walk around the village, notice something and a week later it would still look the same, causing us to think, “will they ever fix this?” The following are some examples of government rules and regs that impact the village on a daily basis: Con Edison, in a cost-saving measure, now contracts out much of its road repair/resurfacing work to independent companies. The outside contractor then waits to bundle jobs to make them worthwhile, hence the proliferation and longevi-
ty of those dreaded metal plates you see over many utility projects. Metro-North does capital plans in 3- to 4-year increments. If a community doesn’t make a particular capital budget, a repair can wait another four years. On multiple occasions, the village has offered to do repairs on Metro-North property, only to be rebuffed by liability issues and union rules relating to keeping the work in house. Needless to say, it causes a high level of frustration as the train station and underpass in particular are focal points connecting the east and west sides of the village. We are currently focused on underpass repairs and the installation of cameras throughout the Metro-North property. Given the railroad offers a vital yet monopoly service, our leverage is much diluted. Also related to Metro-North, per New York State law, communities have no jurisdiction/control over the businesses they rent to in all their respective stations. They do not have to abide by any local planning and zoning rules—essentially an island unto themselves. What is particularly
disturbing is that should they rent to a bar/restaurant etc., which we understand they are in the process of so doing at our station, village police, not Metro-North police, must handle all the possible ancillary issues associated with such an establishment. Often if something breaks in the village, similar structures are on the verge of doing the same and/ or it presents an opportunity to buy the product in bulk for future replacements. However if the aggregate cost is over $20,000, New York State competitive bidding requirements must be followed, allowing a prescribed timeframe for responsible bidders to respond. Needless to say, this is not a speedy process. Contrary to urban lore, our police officers have no quota of tickets. As point of fact, a speeding ticket that might have a face value of $180 brings to the village approximately 15 of those dollars, the rest going to the State of New York, hence speeding tickets are actually a significant monetary loss to communities as we pay for the police time and adjudication. In contrast, tickets for bro-
ken headlights or defective wipers are a “violation” only and the lion’s share of the revenue is retained by the local municipalities. Our village can only use street/ traffic cameras for license plate identification and identifying individuals and not for moving violations such as speeding or crossing yellow lines. Use of cameras is regulated by the State of New York and only major cities, including Yonkers, have been granted the expanded enforcement use. Speed limits throughout the village are also regulated by the State of New York. We have the lowest speed limit possible for non-school zones which is 30 mph. School zone speed is 20 mph. Any change would require an act of the state Legislature and without supporting accident data and unique circumstance, the request cannot be supported. New York State also mandates that municipalities buy more environmentally friendly pavement materials which include the detritus from previously milled roads. Though extremely laud-
able in theory, the pavement material has proven to have a life expectancy one third less than the traditional black top/tar combination. It appears at this juncture that the recycled material in the long run is costing more than the previously used materials when factoring in labor, trucks usage, time and money. Probably my least favorite New York State directive is the socalled 2 percent tax cap. Making a great bumper sticker and campaign slogan, it translates so negatively for municipalities. Unlike School districts, communities cannot exempt the cost of doing needed capital improvements from the two percent ceiling. This mandate is probably the most powerful disincentive to make needed infrastructure repairs. As example, if the village of Bronxville adhered to that directive, we would not have be able to accept the $5 million plus grant from the federal government for flood mitigation as our 25 percent local share responsibility would have created more than a 2 percent tax
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increase in the village budget. I shared this with Congresswoman Lowey at the time and she was in fact incredulous. As yet another example, in a year that our legislators told us to keep expenditures below 2 percent, the state health plan raised our cost by 17 percent. By law, the relationship between the mayor and village Board of Trustees and the Planning and Zoning boards must be in essence a Chinese wall. As example, recently a cell phone company was interested in a Gramatan Court location. Regardless of our personal opinions, the trustees and I had to stay silent avoiding any potential lawsuit citing undue influence on village appointees. It is so hard to stay on the sidelines sometimes, but this ethical standard is one I agree with as duly appointed boards comprised of highly skilled people should have unfettered authority, free of the influence of elected officials. As you can see, the village, in its daily functioning, is not as autonomous as one would logically think and in many cases desire.
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Latimer signs disabilities advisory council legislation At the headquarters of Westchester Disabled on the Move, Inc., WDOMI, County Executive George Latimer joined advocates and legislators to sign into law legislation creating an advisory council on people with disabilities.
“This is a beginning, not an end,” Latimer said. “The creation of this body will allow for dialogue with people from all circumstances about policy, legislation and funding priorities. This is the first step of which the fruits will be seen in decisions made
going forward.” Latimer and county government as a whole are committed to improving the quality of life for Westchester residents and visitors with disabilities. The county Board of Legislators unanimously passed the legislation forming
this advisory board which creates an entity that can advise the county executive and the board on issues relating to people with disabilities. This includes recommending legislation, funding priorities and programs as well as reviewing county policies, procedures, practices and programs for their impact on people with disabilities and provide
input, when appropriate, to improve them. “This law is going to empower people with disabilities to play an active role in making our County more accessible and a great place for people with disabilities to live, work, study and enjoy,” said Melvyn Tanzman, WDOMI executive director. “The County’s goal to include all residents in an open
At the headquarters of Westchester Disabled on the Move, Inc., WDOMI, County Executive George Latimer joined advocates and legislators to sign into law legislation creating an advisory council on people with disabilities.
manner gives life to a phrase the disability community uses often ‘nothing about us without us.’” The newly formed committee will be comprised of 19 members appointed by the county executive and confirmed by the Board of Legislators—most having certain disabilities or being a representative of an organization that provides services to people with such disabilities. Those disabilities include intellectual/developmental disability, physical disability, blindness/legal blindness, deaf or hard of hearing, mental health disability, autism and learning disability. Evan Latainer, commissioner of the Office for People with Disabilities, said, “I thank the County Executive and the Board of Legislators for this opportunity. I believe this council is long overdue and is going to be a chance for us to partner with advocacy agencies and individuals to move these issues forward.” “The structure of this new committee will work because we will bring the various disability communities together to look at trends and issues that together we can take on,” said Michael Orth, commissioner of the Office of Community Mental Health. (Submitted)
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LEGAL NOTICES Notice of Formation of Nutellarella LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 8/28/2019. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 108 Boulevard, Pelham, NY 10803. Purpose: any lawful activity. NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 6-20-19. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 396 Rye Beach Ave, Rye, NY 10580. Notice of Formation of Land Cloud Games, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of DL Strategies LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 9/5/19. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Registered Agents Inc, Suite 700, 90 State St, Albany 12207. Purpose: any lawful activity.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: That the Planning Review Board of the Town of Eastchester will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 24th, 2019 at 7:00pm at the Eastchester Town Hall, 40 Mill rd, Eastchester New York on the application of Nicholas Pimpinella for Architectural review and site plan approval to construct a one story addition over the existing residence, affecting the premises known as Section 65E, Block 2, Lot(s) 41 on the tax map of the Town of Eastchester, New York and known as 5 Brassie Rd Eastchester, NY 10709. NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 08/05/19. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Incorp Services, Inc, One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Avenue, Suite 805A, Albany, NY 12210. Notice of Formation of Forehand Freelance Software, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with Purpose: any lawful activity.
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Pursuant to a judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, duly entered on 9/19/19, I the undersigned, Referee, will sell at public auction at the Westchester County Courthouse, lobby, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, White Plains, New York 10601, on 11/6/19, at 2:30 pm, premises known as 19 Lincoln Lane, Purchase New York 10577, and described as follows: All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate and lying and being in the Village and Town of Harrison, County of Westchester and State of New York, known as Lot 1 on the map entitled “Subdivision of Property belonging to JAF Holdings, Lincoln Lane, Town and Village of Harrison, Westchester County, New York”, prepared by George J. Mottarella, P.E. P.L.S. dated August 27, 2002, revised December 27, 2002 and filed in the Office of the County of Clerk of Westchester County, Division of Land Records, on May 28, 2003, as Map No. 27180, and designated on the tax maps of the Westchester County Treasurer as Block 651 and Lot 34. The approximate amount of the current judgment lien is $11,515,394.00, plus interest and costs. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. The premises will be sold subject to provisions of the aforesaid judgment of Foreclosure and Sale, Index No. 54471/2017, David Wright, Esq., Referee, Law Office of Joseph A. Scutieri, 175 Main St. White Plains, New York 10601, Attorney for Plaintiff, Notice of Formation of Tash DSS Boutique, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 05/20/2019. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 175 Crary Ave, Mount Vernon, NY 10550. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Estevez Management LLC. 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Welcome to October LIVE MIKE Mike Smith
As a baseball fan who had the privilege of watching his team win the World Series just one year ago, I know I don’t really have a whole lot to complain about. But, be that as it may, watching the Major League Baseball postseason over the last week or so has led me to an inevitable and painful conclusion; the Yankees can’t be stopped, and—truth be told— they are kind of tough to hate. Watching the rest of the playoff field burn their pitchers in five-game series while the Yankees made quick work of the Twins—who, at this point, fare as well against the Bronx Bombers as the Washington Generals do against the Globetrotters—I’ve been struck by the Yankees’ dominance, as well as their ability to rise to the occasion. And if I wasn’t a lifelong Red Sox fan, that might be
enough to have me pulling for them in the ALCS. Now don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of intriguing teams to root for. Chief among those squads are the Tampa Bay Rays, with a roster full of unknowns and castoffs, “bullpenning” their way to a decisive Game 5 against the much-favored Astros. But even though it’s gratifying to watch this team that’s done so much with so little, I find it hard to root for them in their rubber game, knowing that they likely won’t pose much of a threat to the Yanks in the next round. Besides, if you take away the obvious payroll discrepancies, who else besides Rays’ skipper Kevin Cash is more deserving of Manager of the Year honors than the Yankees’ own Aaron Boone? You can say all you want about the high-priced talent the Yankees bring in each year, but the season they had—given the unfathomable number of injuries to key players—was simply remarkable. You expect guys
like Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton to lead the club into the postseason, but with them sidelined for significant portions of the campaign, it fell to players like Gio Urshela and DJ Lemahieu, who both enjoyed career years, to keep the Yankees on their current path. So they may not be underdogs, but they’ve gotten significant contributions from previously unheralded players, which makes them infinitely more likeable, at least in my eyes. Of course, none of this is to say that I’m actually going to root for the Yankees to win a World Series. Just because they are likeable doesn’t mean that I can just undo years of grooming and root for Didi Gregorious and Luis Severino. I’m just saying that, as far as Yankee teams go, I can at least appreciate everything they’ve been through to get to this point. Now I just hope they don’t go any further.
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So far, the New York Yankees have looked dominant in the postseason. While Sports Editor Mike Smith isn’t a fan of the Bronx Bombers, at least he can appreciate what it took for them to get to this point. Photo courtesy Wikipedia
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Game Notes: • Michael Traynor had both Rye goals • The Garnets have won 7 straight games • Rye topped Harrison and Eastchester earlier in the week By MIKE SMITH Sports Editor Over the last month, there have been few soccer teams in Section I that have enjoyed as much success as the Rye Garnets. On Oct. 7, Rye won its seventh straight game with a decisive 2-0 road victory over Byram Hills to improve to 11-1 on the year. But in addition to padding the Garnets’ already gaudy record, the win over the Bobcats served to avenge Rye’s only loss and prove that the defensive-minded squad is constantly improving as the playoffs loom. Michael Traynor scored both
Nic Logan makes a play on the ball against Eastchester. Photos/Mike Smith
goals for Rye on Monday night, netting his first in the 20th minute and adding an insurance goal in the second half as Rye earned the shutout win over a Bobcats
Kevin Abbondanza challenges for the ball against Eastchester on Oct. 5.
team that previously downed the Garnets 1-0 on Sept. 19. According to head coach Jared Small, Rye’s performance was a testament to the team’s focus and
Rye’s Michael Traynor pushes past a Harrison defender on Oct. 3. On Oct. 7, Traynor had both goals in Rye’s 2-0 victory over Byram Hills.
the ability to correct some of the mistakes that plagued the team in its only loss this year. “I think our mental preparation was a lot stronger this time; we were not only physically prepared but mentally prepared as well,” Small said. “In that first game, Byram was tremendously strong and we just weren’t ready for it.” But that initial loss to Byram Hills served as a valuable lesson, Small added. In the seven contests since that game, the Garnets have outscored opponents 28-3 and earned wins over divisional foes like Harrison and Eastchester to improve to 7-1 in league play. According to Small, Rye’s impressive numbers are a direct result of the Garnets’ dominance on the defensive end. “We have tremendous confidence in all the guys that play in the back and in the entire goalkeeping crew,” he said. “We’ve had three guys in goal and no matter who we have back there, they get the job done.” With just three games left in the regular season, the Garnets will look for ways to improve as they prepare for the playoffs. Despite the team’s exceptional record, Small is adamant that there are steps that his team will need
Kevin Abbondanza directs the ball towards the net against Eastchester. Rye has won seven straight games.
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