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ocal government officials are looking for a private company to take over management of Rye Town Park, a 28-acre shoreline property on the Long Island Sound. The Rye Town Park Commission, the park’s governing body, is ready to issue a request for proposals this month and is hoping for a 20-year deal that will generate revenue and propose yearround uses for the administration building there. The park operates at losses each year and its infrastructure, some of which is 100 years old, is deteriorating and in need of capital investment, officials say. The commission is looking to emulate the process Westchester County undertook to find a

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Upstate gets biggest bang in Cuomo budget by JOHn gOlDen jgolden@westfairinc.com

goV. AnDreW m. Cuomo has proposed an approximately $92 billion state operating budget for 2014-15 that amounts to a 1.7 percent or $1.5 billion increase in state spending from the current fiscal year. When federal funds and long-term capital spending are included, the executive budget totals $137.2 billion, an increase of $1.8 billion or 1.3 percent from the current budget that ends March 31. Delivered in Albany Jan. 21, the governor’s budget would use a $310 million surplus from the current fiscal year to keep spend-

ing under the 2 percent cap set by Cuomo three years ago. The surplus, part of an overall $2 billion budget surplus for the state since Cuomo took office in 2011, would fund a portion of a broad tax reform package that is expected to reduce taxes for residents and businesses by more than $2 billion by the 2016-17 fiscal year. Heather C. Briccetti, president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State Inc., in a statement said the executive budget demonstrated Cuomo’s “continued commitment to improve the state’s business climate. …There is much for business to be encouraged about with the emphasis on holding growth in overall state spending to under 2 percent while promoting priUpstate, page 6

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ublic-private partnerships in education and technical skills training will be the stepping stones for job readiness, according to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in his recent State of the State address. Launching a Cuomo initiative, the state Education Department in 2013 made available seven-year grants totaling $28 million for 16 regional partnerships throughout the state to help prepare low-income, disadvantaged students for the workplace. Funding for the Pathways in Technology Early College High School initiative, or P-TECH, is expected to increase this year. Cuomo in his executive budget for 2014 included $5 million to bring the P-TECH program to one additional school in each of the state’s 10 economic development regions, including the seven-county mid-Hudson Valley region. Each regional partnership includes at least one high school, college and business. They are responsible for creating a six-year curriculum that incorporates practical skills, such as job interviewing, with technical skills such as running a software design program. The goal is to equip disadvantaged youths with the technical training needed to graduate high school, receive an associate’s degree and be first in line for high-skilled jobs. In this region, the Yonkers Public Schools was selected last year to start a P-TECH program at Saunders Trades and Technical High School. The high school partnered with Westchester Community College, the Yonkers Workforce Investment Board and an Elmsford-based architectural firm, Fuller & D’Angelo P.C., to map out its curriculum. The first year of the grant has been dedicated to planning structured courses taught at the college level. One challenge is deciding which students get picked for the program, said Steve Mazzola, principal of Saunders. The school has about 40 spots

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open this coming September, but lacks the resources to accommodate everyone who wants to participate, he said. Fuller & D’Angelo founder Nicholas D’Angelo, a 1955 graduate of Saunders, is a business partner on the P-TECH steering committee in Yonkers. He has met several times with high school teachers, the city schools superintendent and the Yonkers Workforce Investment Board to discuss what to incorporate in the curriculum. He suggested exposing students to a program called RIVET, design software used to draw and design floor plans and building models. “That way, when students graduate Saunders, they have the ability to go into the working field and have some entry level skills,” said D’Angelo. The architect plans to mentor students and bring them into his firm to show them tools and models, similar to what he has been doing through his internship programs for the past 30 years.

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D’Angelo has had about 70 students intern at his firm over the years; he has hired five Saunders graduates as full-time employees. He said his partnership with Saunders creates a pathway for students to gain more exposure to architecture, but it doesn’t limit them to just one career option. “These students may realize they don’t want to be an architect,” he said. “If they can discover what they don’t want to be through a college education, that’s still pretty good. They may instead want to be a manufacturer or work for a contractor or be estimators or field people. There are

many other associated occupations that an architectural background could train you for.” D’Angelo said he has talked to other businesses about forming partnerships with the high school to increase employment opportunities. The state has not yet released P-Tech funds to the school district, posing a major challenge to implementing the program at Saunders. Each partnership is expected to receive an estimated annual grant of $400,000, according to the state Education Department website. “We don’t have the funding in our hands to buy what we need for the planning stage, but we’re hopeful the money will be released soon,” said Sanah Naber, director of career and technical education for Yonkers Public Schools. The Yonkers Workforce Investment Board plans to provide training in resume writing and interviewing skills for all Saunders students enrolled in P-TECH. Officials at Westchester Community College will determine which of its introductory courses can be taught at Saunders that will allow students to receive college credit. “The more the kids are prepared to do college level work, the better they are and ultimately the more contributions they can make in a college community, whether at WCC or elsewhere,” said Saul Yanofsky, assistant dean for the college’s department of academic affairs. “More colleges are looking for opportunities to work in high schools and create a smooth transition to higher education. Some kids are ready to do college-level work while in high school, so why hold them back?”

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hree weeks after losing his chairmanship of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, Yonkers resident Kenneth W. Jenkins will begin duties Jan. 27 as president and CEO of the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency. Jenkins was appointed to the $60,000-a-year post by Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, who also serves as chairman of the city IDA’s board of directors. A Democrat representing the 16th legislative district, Jenkins was unchallenged when winning reelection last November to a fourth two-year term as county legislator. Jenkins said he will continue to serve as legislator while holding the IDA post. He said there is no conflict of interest as the local industrial development agency “is not a branch of government” but rather an independent public benefit corporation. For an elected official, “It’s just like working at McDonald’s or something like that,” he said. The Yonkers IDA also has no connection to the Westchester County IDA, he noted. Jenkins led the 17-member county board as chairman for four years, a period marked by deep division, legal clashes and dueling

press releases between the county board’s Democratic majority led by Jenkins and the Republican administration of County Executive Robert P. Astorino. On Jan. 6,

a coalition of Republican and Democratic legislators elected Somers Democrat Michael Kaplowitz to replace Jenkins in the chairman’s post. Jenkins cast one of two votes on the board opposing the coalition choice. Spano in announcing the appointment said Jenkins “has the skill set and qualifications to build upon the great momentum the IDA has garnered in the last two years. A long-time Yonkers resident, his in-depth knowledge of the city combined with his realty expertise will assist Ken in continuing our progress to create jobs and take develop-

ment efforts in Yonkers to the next level.” Jenkins is a licensed associate broker at ERA Insite Realty Services, the White Plainsbased real estate company that in the Great Recession acquired Jenkins’ former business in Yonkers, Gem Realty Associates L.L.C. He previously had a 20-year career in telecommunications and computer technology at New York Telephone and later at Andersen Consulting and its successor company, Accenture. As IDA chief, Jenkins said he will work closely with the Yonkers planning department and Wilson Kimball, the city’s planning and development commissioner. “Yonkers has worked extremely hard to get to a good position from a development community perspective” and the IDA will help to move projects forward, he said. “Under the mayor’s leadership, there’s a tremendous amount of momentum and energy in the city,” Jenkins said, “and I hope

to add to Yonkers’ success in attracting new development and creating new jobs.” Jenkins said he wants to build on the city’s stabilizing tax base by bringing in different businesses in addition to the city’s retailers. “I’m really excited about it,’ he said. “For me as a Yonkers guy it’s a great opportunity.” Jenkins replaces Melvina Carter, whom Spano appointed as president and CEO of the Yonkers IDA a few months after taking office in 2012. Carter had worked at the agency as an assistant to Ellen Lynch, the former Yonkers IDA chief appointed by Republican Mayor Philip Amicone. Carter will move to the city finance department in a new position as assistant to the mayor for economic development. “We thank Melvina for her service to the IDA and setting the stage for valuable and transformative economic development in Yonkers,” Spano said.

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Cuomo laps the field in 2014 race by mark lungariellO mlungariello@westfairinc.com

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ov. Andrew Cuomo has the inside track to re-election this year, with 50-point leads over his potential Republican opponents, according to a recent Siena College Poll. Cuomo’s job ratings hit their highest mark in a year, according to the January poll, with 66 percent of New York voters surveyed saying they viewed Cuomo favorably, 54 percent giving him a positive job performance rating and 57 percent saying they are prepared to re-elect him. Siena pollster Steven Greenberg said those rankings are at their highest levels since early last year. “As he enters his reelection year, Cuomo is sitting pretty,” he said. Westchester County Executive Robert

P. Astorino has not officially announced his candidacy but has emerged as Cuomo’s likely Republican opponent this year. Astorino continues to lack name recognition outside of the lower Hudson Valley region. He received a 14 percent favorable rating in the Siena poll, but 76 percent of those polled said they didn’t know him or had no opinion of him. Donald Trump, a longshot to get widespread Republican Party support, was viewed unfavorably by 56 percent of those polled, receiving a 38 percent favorable rating. “Neither Trump nor Astorino garners the support of a majority of Republicans, and both trail among independents by more than 40 points,” Greenberg said. William O’Reilly, a spokesman for Astorino, said the big poll numbers following Cuomo’s Jan. 9 State of the State

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“As he enters his reelection year, Cuomo is sitting pretty.” — Pollster Steven Greenberg

he has been courted by state Republican leaders including party chairman Ed Cox, who donated $27,603 to the Friends of Rob Astorino, according to the last Board of Elections filing.

MTA awarded $886M in Sandy aid by JOHn gOlDen jgolden@westfairinc.com

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will receive approximately $886.2 million in federal aid to help with the cost of repairs from Hurricane Sandy and to make its transit system more resilient against future storms. The emergency relief was announced by U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, the Westchester Democrat who is her party’s senior member on the House Appropriations Committee. The aid will come through the Federal Transit Administration, which received $10.9 billion under the Sandy disaster aid package passed by Congress last year. The funding is the first major reimbursement to the MTA for Sandy-related repair work, according to Lowey’s office. An estimated $103.5 million of the total award will fund projects along MetroNorth Railroad lines to guard against high water levels in future storms, including track improvements and signal and power system upgrades. The remaining funds will support major investments in the city subway system damaged by Sandy, Lowey said. The congresswoman said $5.7 billion of the total Sandy aid package approved by Congress has been allocated to stormravaged communities, and $3 billion remains available for other projects to make transportation systems less vulnerable to future storms. An additional $1.1 billion will be allocated at a later date for response, recovery and rebuilding efforts.


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Con Edison Solutions wins $56M contract

ConEdison Solutions recently signed a $56 million contract with the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command to provide more energy efficient solutions to 90 U.S. Army sites in 11 states. The Valhalla-based company is a subsidiary of the New York City-based utility Consolidated Edison Inc. ConEdison Solutions, a national energy service company, qualified for the contract through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savings Performance Contract program. The contract allows federal agencies to partner with energy service companies to meet governmental energy conservation goals without paying the up-front capital costs. Some of the energy conservation goals include using renewable energy, conserving water and reducing emissions. Under the contract, ConEdison Solutions provides the financing to hire contractors who design, build and upgrade the buildings and facilities. The contract guarantees the improvements the energy service company makes to the federally funded buildings and facilities will generate energy cost savings that pay for the project throughout the contract. The contract could last up to 25 years. After the contract ends, all added cost savings accrue to the federal agency. Over time, the agency pays for the improvements using money previously budgeted for its monthly utility bills, which could reduce to zero dollars through the energy-reduction program. The design and construction of the project is anticipated to be completed in 2015.

Strike averted at Indian Point

Union leaders and management at Indian Point Energy Center reached a tentative contract agreement, diffusing a potential strike, Entergy Corp., the owner of the Buchananbased power plant, said in a press release. Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2, which represents about 400 employees out of a total 1,600 at the plant, had authorized a strike if a new deal wasn’t reached by midnight Dec. 17 when the previous contract expired. Entergy officials said in a statement that the new contract “benefits all parties,” including the workers, the union and Entergy itself. Entergy spokesman Jim Steets did not disclose the terms of the deal pending a union review of the contract. He said it was “more than likely” union members would vote in favor of the deal. The union is scheduled to hold a vote in the next few weeks. Executive leaders at the union could not

be reached for comment. On the union’s website, a message stated, “tentative agreement reached with Entergy; four-year agreement; more details to follow.” Indian Point produces 25 percent of the electricity consumed in New York City and Westchester County. Entergy, a national company that generates more than $10 billion in annual revenue, is seeking to relicense Indian Point’s dual reactors with the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission amid opposition from some environmental groups and politicians including Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Indian Point 2’s permit expired last year and Indian Point 3’s permit will expire in December 2015. The NRC has allowed continued operation of the plant until a decision is reached on its permit renewals.

House panel explores public-private partnerships

The lower Hudson Valley will be represented on a new congressional panel exploring the use of public-private partnerships in economic development and infrastructure projects. U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat from Cold Spring, was named to the bipartisan panel by the Republican chairman and the ranking Democratic member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. His office said it will focus on the use of and opportunities for publicprivate partnerships, or P3s, across all modes of transportation, economic development, public buildings, water and maritime infrastructure and equipment projects. House committee leaders said the panel will examine the role P3s currently play in development and delivery of transportation and infrastructure projects in the U.S. and on the U.S. economy and how they enhance delivery and management of those projects beyond the capabilities of government agencies or the private sector acting independently. The panel also will address how to balance the needs of the public and private sectors when considering, developing and implementing P3 projects. “The private sector continues to show significant, growing interest in investing in infrastructure in the United States and internationally,” Pennsylvania Republican Bill Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said in a press release. “But aside from a selection of highway projects, utilization of P3s in U.S. transportation, economic development and water infrastructure has been limited.” Maloney in the announcement said he spearheaded initiatives to develop publicprivate partnerships in his previous work in both the private sector and state government. “Investing in infrastructure creates tens of thousands of good paying jobs, boosts our economy and serves commuters and businesses for decades,” he said.

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management company for county-owned Rye Playland, located just north of the town park. Rye Town Supervisor Joseph Carvin, a Republican, said what the county did right was allow for a wide range of possibilities. “Their bidding process was pure governmental genius,” Carvin said. “By casting a wide net they allowed people to use their creativity.” Sustainable Playland Inc., a nonprofit, was formed for the sole purpose of bidding on Playland’s management and has been awarded the job pending final approval from the county legislature after being tied up in political and legal disputes. Sustainable is proposing to upgrade the existing amusement park area, but would also like to add a mini water park, athletic fields and restaurants on the boardwalk. Carvin said he would like to see Sustainable bid on Rye Town Park’s management but there are some unique considerations – and potential roadblocks – for any interested group. Residential uses are prohibited, historical buildings are on the site and any further expansion could be limited by the commission.

Historic considerations There are 17 structures on park grounds, seven of which are registered as historically significant and one that is already occupied by a tenant, Seaside Johnnie’s restaurant. Seaside has a lease through 2016 and pays just under $100,000 a year for the space; its operation and lease would have to be taken into account in any potential plan. Any construction at the historical buildings must be done in compliance with preservation laws, meaning developers would have to work within the footprints of the existing

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vate sector investment and job creation and increasing in-state personal income, through broad-based business tax relief.” As previously reported in the Business Journal, Cuomo in his State of the State address this month outlined a tax relief proposal that would add up to several hundred million dollars in cumulative savings for the state’s business sector. It includes a refundable credit for manufacturers statewide equal to 20 percent of their property taxes. Cuomo also wants to eliminate the net income tax rate on upstate manufacturers, which currently stands at 5.9 percent. Citing a recent Public Policy Institute report, Briccetti – who served on the gov-

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buildings. “Historic buildings are not simply relics,” the draft request for proposals said, “their future is best insured by having them actively used and staying relevant to the community.” Potential uses for the main administration building and other structures cited in draft RFP range from retail and health facilities to museums and performance spaces. The park abuts residential neighborhoods and the commission has agreed to limit parking on the grounds to a maximum of 700 cars. Any proposal that would look to expand the amount of parking would also likely be a non-starter. . The plan refers to the park’s administration building as its crown jewel. Designed in 1909 in the Spanish Mission style, it once housed Rye Town’s municipal offices and police department and served as an entrance to bathhouses. Intended for summer use only, it had minimal plumbing, no heat and only basic electrical services. Updating the structure for year-round use also would better preserve the building during the colder months, officials say. The administration building has a usable gross area of 4,100 square feet on its first and second floors. A potential building addition of up to two stories at 12,000 square feet each could be added to the footprint

Rye Town Park, which opened in 1907, is jointly operated by Rye Town and Rye City, two municipalities sharing the same name. Elected officials from both communities sit on the commission, as do leaders from the villages of Port Chester and Rye

Brook, which are part of the larger Rye Town. The Rye Neck section of the village of Mamaroneck, which only partially sits within Rye Town, is also represented on the commission. The commission first opened a bidding process for outside management in 2013 but received little interest and no formal bids even after extending its original summer submission deadline. Commission members decided to go back to the drawing board late last year, this time hiring a consultant, New York City-based BFJ Planning. BFJ principal Frank Fish at the commission’s December meeting told members he thought the lack of response was because not enough potential investors knew about the deal. “The key, we think, is to get it out to a wide range of people,” je said. The new request for proposals, scheduled to be approved by the commission at its Jan. 28 meeting, offers bidders a tour of the property March 15 and sets an April 4 deadline for bids.. The commission hopes to have a management deal signed and the keys handed over to a company or nonprofit by late 2015. Over the years, the park has become a financial concern for the city and the town of Rye. According to financial audits from

the last 20 years, the park operated at a loss of at least $105,000 every year from 1994 to 2009 except in 2002. which ended with a loss of $3,555. The largest losses were in 2004 and 2007, when the park lost $425,000 and $450,000, respectively. The town and city must budget to make up for the deficits at a 59 percent to 41 percent split, respectively. The size of the losses has been reduced in recent years and the town anticipates nearly breaking even for operational costs. But Daniel Tartaglia, a Rye Brook resident who sits on the park’s capital committee, said the park’s operating costs have included only patchwork building repairs in the last 50 years. Only one major repair job – an extensive, multimillion-dollar roof repair to the administration building – was undertaken in recent memory.. “I can’t imagine how much longer they can continue to operate the park and maintain those buildings with just annual repairs,” he said. “They’ve gotten past the point of repairs, they are capital repairs.” Tartaglia suggested the commission in the bidding process could solicit corporate naming rights to the park s a way to generate income. Carvin said a public-private partnership would reduce the tax burden for the municipalities faced with major expenditures for park repairs. Calling the lack of investment over the years “egregious, a dereliction of duty,” the town supervisor said he hoped the bids appealed to the “entrepreneurial spirit of the community.” “We have to come up with a way to generate capital expenditures and we’re making every effort not to put this burden on the taxpayers,” he said. “This is a ‘must do’ not a ‘like to do’…if people don’t wake up and smell the coffee, they’re going to price themselves out of this community and out of their homes.”

ernor’s tax relief commission – said specific business tax reductions in the package “will have significant multiplier effects throughout the state’s economy.” Those lowered taxes will support more than 14,000 new jobs by 2019 and nearly 18,000 new jobs by 2024, according to the Public Policy Institute report. The executive budget includes $150 million in capital funding to be awarded by Empire State Development to the state’s 10 regional economic development councils for priority job-creating projects in their respective regions. The fourth annual funding round for the councils created by Cuomo also would have them competing for a total of $70 million in tax credits for businesses through the state’s Excelsior Jobs program. Economically distressed upstate New York continues to be the primary focus of Cuomo’s economic development and busi-

ness tax relief initiatives in the new executive budget. The spending plan includes $680 million in capital appropriations for Cuomo’s $1 billion program to revitalize Buffalo’s regional economy. In the Mohawk Valley, Nano Utica, the state’s second major hub of nanotechnology research and development centered at SUNY Institute of Technology, is slated to receive $180 million toward the purchase of new equipment for a project. Westchester County’s academic and biomedical community is bypassed by the governor’s plan to spend $105 million to support a partnership between the New York Genome Center in Manhattan and the University at Buffalo’s Center for Computational Research to increase the speed of genomic research and analysis critical to diagnosis of diseases. To support a regional priority project in

the Adirondacks and St. Lawrence Valley, the executive budget includes $10 million for a public-private partnership between the state, Clarkson University and the private Trudeau Institute at Saranac Lake. The partners aim to form what state budget officials called “a world-class biotech enterprise” and establish Northern New York as “a premier center of biotechnology research and development.” In this region, that goal is shared by the publicprivate partnership driving BioHud Valley NY, an effort to establish the lower Hudson Valley as one of the nation’s major biotech industry hubs. Cuomo’s first marketing initiative when taking office that signaled a change in New York’s business climate, New York Open for Business, would continue in 2014 with a $50 million appropriation through the New York Power Authority.

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hose who have had a positive impact on the Putnam County business community are about to be recognized for their efforts. And that includes quite a few. The Putnam County Chambers of Commerce will present its 2013 Trailblazer Awards to 35 individual professionals and organizations during a Jan. 31 ceremony in Mahopac. The fourth annual awards are broad in reach – and recognition, said Jennifer Maher, chairwoman of the chamber organization. “They don’t have to be members,” she said. “It’s really just celebrating Putnam County businesses.” And the awards, she noted, indeed honor those across the business board. “We mix it up,” she said. “In the past we have done entrepreneurial spirits, and we’ve also done ‘40 under 40.’” This year, recipients represent financial companies and restaurants, construction companies and law offices, boutiques and

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arts organizations, nonprofits and entertainment venues. The awards, she said, also serve to raise the profiles of the businesses these honorees represent. “That’s a struggle here in the county,” she said, getting the word out about the diversity of businesses in operation. The awards, she added, reflect the work of the chamber itself, which is all about “promoting or raising awareness of all the types of businesses in the county.” Maher says the countywide organization has some 40 “direct members,” but with “every member of every chamber” considered an affiliate, the organization represents close to 900. “We actually don’t do any of the things typical chambers do,” she said. There are no monthly meetings, for example. “We focus on advocacy, promoting Putnam business as a whole.” The chamber, she said, is designed to advocate for the needs of the business community and to be sure those needs reach the ears of those in government. She notes the chamber group actively works with the Economic Development Association and is also involved in Putnam County transportation issues that directly

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impact local business. “They’ve given us a position on the transportation advisory board,” Maher said. “We basically have earned a seat at the county table.” Tickets for the ceremony, to be held at 6:30

p.m. Jan. 31 at Villa Barone Hilltop Manor in Mahopac, are $75. Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith will serve as the event’s masters-of-ceremony. For more, or to buy tickets, visit putnamchamberny.org.

Honorees: emerging TrAilblAZer – Candice Sciarrillo, theater manager, Carmel Cinema; Shelley Kilcoyne, director of business development, Halston Media L.L.C., Mahopac; Andrew and Samantha Lutzer, owners, Cold Spring Coffee Pantry/On the Fly; and Scott G. Weiss, certified financial planner, Weiss Financial Group, Mahopac. enVironmenTAlly engAgeD – Shelley Boris, partner, Fresh Company L.L.C., Garrison; Ava C. Bynum, manager, The Cold Spring Farmers’ Market; Michael Maegerle, senior site operations manager, Groundwater & Environmental Services, Inc., Patterson; and Thomas J. McDermott, Assoc. AIA. LEED AP, LEED Project Administrator, Architectural Visions P.L.L.C., Mahopac; esTAblisHeD TrAilblAZer – Chip Allemann, general manager, The Garrison; Marc Anthony, owner, The South Side Inn of Mahopac; Darrell Babbonni, president, Honey Do Men, Carmel; Daniel J. De Filippis, senior graphic designer, Rev Design, Inc., Patterson; and K. David McCarthy, SVP/GM, Tightrope Interactive, Cold Spring; mATure TrAilblAZer – Vincent Bellissimo, president, Salem Fence Co. Inc., Baldwin Place; Cathryn Fadde, owner, Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill, Cold Spring; Laurie Lee Ford, director, Kidz Country Day Care, Mahopac; Gary Guerrazzi, owner,

Lou’s Restaurant, Carmel; Barry Haitoff, CEO, Medical Management Corporation of America, Brewster; George Hartshorn, owner, George Hartshorn Paving, Carmel; Marilyn Heberling, owner, Art to Wear Too, Cold Spring; Robert Lomino, owner, Robert’s Total Care Salon, Cold Spring; Jim Matero, owner, Jaymark Jewelers, Cold Spring; David Radovich, president, Radovich & Dean Music, Carmel; Joseph J. Tock, owner, Law Offices of Joseph J. Tock, Mahopac; Stacey Tompkins, president, Tompkins Landscaping, Putnam Valley; John M. Watson, P.E., vice president, Insite Engineering, Surveying & Landscape Architecture, P.C., Carmel; and Michael Weber, owner, Weber’s Lawn Care Inc., Mahopac. soCiAlly ConsCious – Marisa O’Leary, assistant director, Putnam Community Action Program (CAP), Brewster; Putnam ARC, Susan Limongello and staff, Brewster; Putnam Hospital Center, Jeffrey Kellogg, Carmel; Louise LoMeli, partner, Animal Rescue Ark, Patterson; James Shearwood, executive director, Arts on the Lake, Kent Lakes; Carinda Swann, executive director, Garrison Art Center; Peter West, resource development associate, United Way of Westchester & Putnam, Mahopac; and Joseph Whalen, executive director, Green Chimneys, Brewster.

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ideo marketing is rapidly becoming a key component of many marketing strategists for one simple reason: it works. Online retailers report significant increases in effectiveness when video was used. According to Internet Retailer, “Visitors who view product videos are 85 percent more likely to buy than visitors who do not.” A recent Mediapost study reported that 57 percent of consumers who view product videos are less likely to return an item and are more confident in a purchase. Videos also create a more engaging in-store experience; an area under intensive scrutiny by over 75 percent of U.S. retailers and eMarketer recently reported increased click-through rates for campaigns that used videos. While these statistics and many others demonstrate the effectiveness of video for retail and email marketing, my company decided to test the effectiveness of video on a business-to-business platform: LinkedIn. Admittedly, the analytics on LinkedIn are limited but nevertheless, our results were striking. Based on our survey and responses to our test posts, we found a 60 percent increase in the number of profile views following a post with a video vs. a text-only post. That is a remarkable result. It’s also in accordance with a Forbes study reporting that 59 percent of business executives preferred watching a video to just reading text. When you consider that the goal of many LinkedIn optimization search strategies is to get people to view your profile, it’s amazing that this goal can be easily accomplished simply by using links to video. You can further augment optimization results by including videos in your profiles. I will be discussing this in a future column in much greater depth. With video being so effective, what are some of the best practices you need to follow when creating a video? Content creation Regardless of whether you are creating a video, webinar or a white paper, you must still have great content. Yes, video might entice a viewer to check your profile or consider buying a product, but poor content will ultimately have a deleterious effect. You are far better off having a few high-quality videos than a lot of mediocre (or poor) ones – an all too common mistake that many companies make. Just like when you create a marketing campaign, your video must be directed toward your target market and hopefully solve a problem or fill a need. I strongly urge that you create a script and practice it at least

seven times. Using a mirror helps. Also, take into consideration that spoken language is very different from written language; it’s an entirely different style of writing. Quality and editing I recommend creating high-definition (HD) videos and low-resolution videos for video email. The results are also much better if you record in full screen mode than in a limited size image. Remember, you can also Loan Decision cutTWB it down during the editing and producWCBJ tion process. 7.375” w x 7.125” h One of the biggest differences between 12/6/13 amateurish videos and high-quality videos is the editing. Make sure you use quality editing software and take the time to ensure that your cuts are clean and both your images and sound flow smoothly. Don’t overdo transitions or special effects. People are there for

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your content, not to see a lot of flash. You can also include an intro and outro, which, if they reflect your brand, will provide a more professional appearance. Always include a Call To Action (CTA) If you don’t have a call to action, why do the video at all? Even if it’s for educational or training purposes, you should still include a clear and concise CTA. To make sure it really stands out, highlight your CTA as a caption towards the end of your video. (This is similar to the CTA page that is prominent in most webinars.) Video production can at first be overwhelming. It’s different and often more time consuming and expensive to produce than most other forms of media. Yet it can be extremely beneficial to your company regardless of whether it is in a B-to-C or

B-to-B industry. The key considerations are that it functions as an extension of your brand, provides quality content to your target audience and upon close scrutiny, demonstrates a high return on investment (ROI). Bruce Newman is the vice president at The Productivity Institute L.L.C. He specializes in content creation and digital marketing. Most of his time is spent in the creation of content for webinars and their promotion, email marketing, education and social media campaigns for clients. He is also the creator of the highly popular The Complete Webinar Training Course. He can be reached at bnewman@prodinst.com.

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THELIST: fitness centers LISTED ALPHABETICALLY

FITNESS CENTERS

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Heather Keeler hkeeler@burke.org 2001

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Mike Callaway mike@callawaysportsgroup.com 2005

6,000

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Club Fit Briarcliff 584 N. State Road, Briarcliff Manor 10510 762-3444 • clubfit.com

Mark Cuatt mcuatt@clubfit.com 1985

100,000 (includes outdoor tennis courts)

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Club Fit Jefferson Valley 600 Bank Road, P.O. Box 241, Jefferson Valley 10535 245-4040 • clubfit.com

Lynne Welling lwelling@clubfit.com 1973

100,000 (includes outdoor tennis courts)

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Matthew Miller NA

21,000

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Gerry Riera info@ymcatarrytown.org 1903

40,000 (total includes locker rooms, pool, etc.)

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Kelly Dianni, sales and marketing manager kelly.dianni@myhealthyfit.com 2004

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9,000

Lady of America Fitness & Day Spa 200 Hamilton Ave., White Plains 10601 488-BODY • ladyofamerica.com

Juan C. Ortega President, LOA Franchise Holding 2000

8,000

Powerhouse Gym 750 Central Park Ave., Yonkers 10704 423-8669 • powerhousegymny.com

Neal and Denise Francese powerhouseny@aol.com 1991

14,200

Valerie Schemmer membership@premierathletic.com 1972

70,000

Burke Smart Fitness▲ 801 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains 10605 597-2805 • burke.org Club @ 800 Squash & Fitness 800 Westchester Ave., Rye Brook 10573 251-1567 • clubat800.com

Crunch Fitness White Plains 1 N. Broadway, White Plains 10601 328-3311 • crunch.com Family YMCA at Tarrytown 62 Main St., Tarrytown 10591 631-4807 • ymcatarrytown.org Healthy Fit For Women 1000 E. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck 10543 670-0600 • myhealthyfit.com The Kombine 27 Radio Circle, Mount Kisco 10549 244-0956 • kombinetraining.com

Premier Athletic Club 2127 Albany Post Road, Montrose 10548 739-7755 • premierathletic.com Ripped Fitness 14 Rye Ridge Plaza, Second floor, Rye Brook 10573 481-5755 • rippedfit.com

Brian Ripka, founder info@rippedfit.com

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Bodyfit Studio 858 Scarsdale Ave., Scarsdale 10583 725-9400 • bodyfitstudio.com

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Strata Health Club 4 Gannett Drive, West Harrison 10604 694-4656 • stratahealthclub.com

Michael Wohltmann mwohlt@aol.com 2008

7,300

Susan Marlowe Fitness 80 Maple St., Scarsdale 10583 472-3335 • susanmarlowefitness.com

Anna Avellino lisa_fitness@hotmail.com 1973

5,500

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THE GYM of Armonk 99 Business Park Drive, Armonk 10504 219-1601 • gettothegym.com

Jamie Nicastri, general manager 2007

40,000

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Vadim Vilensky info@vadimstudio.com 2001

2,000

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White Plains Family YMCA 250 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains 10605 949-8030 • ymca-cnw.org Will2lose 303 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale 10583 358-9890 • will2lose.com

Source: Information taken from websites and responding companies. This listing is a sampling of fitness faciltiies. ▲ Adult fitness center for age 40 and above. • NA Not available. • WND Will not disclose.

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Vadim Fitness Studio Ltd. 455 Central Park Ave., Suite 207, Scarsdale 10583 725-9553 • vadimstudio.com

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Kristin Tobin, general manager kristin@solarisclubs.com 1972

Solaris Sports Club 201 Veterans Road, Yorktown Heights 10598 962-4094 • solarisclubs.com

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Solaris Sports & Racquet Club 5 Browns Lane, Hawthorne 10523 592-3737 • solarisclubs.com

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Kevin Kane Vice president and general manager kkane@sawmillclub.com 1997

Saw Mill Club 77 Kensico Drive, Mount Kisco 10549 241-0797 • sawmillclub.com

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Blink Fitness 100 Main St., White Plains 10601 539-8800 • blinkfitness.com

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Paul Bruni paul@bilanciofitness.com 2006

Bilancio Personal Fitness Studio 4 Manhattanville Road, Purchase 10577 644-3888 • bilanciofitness.com

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Apogee Pilates & Wellness Center 140 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains 10601 170 Harris Road, Bedford Hills 10507 644-8884 • 244-1606 • apogeewellness.com

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and you are the seller. The true pros at this have materials that talk about where the recruits from three years ago are now, showing the growth potential for this new candidate class. There also is an abundance of material about culture, company history, products, clients, etc. You must be prepared to compete and to sell. These events can be exhausting and intense. They can also be frustrating and worthless without a plan and a strategy. Taking the time to invest in both will

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Thoughts of the Day: As owners we often forget all of what’s on everyone’s plates. Build a method for keeping track of projects. Find out what motivates each of the people on your team. Learn how to accurately estimate the workload. Owners tend to focus on the things they want done. They are also often the one marshaling resources to deal with the challenges that crop up. That means they’re acutely aware of the need to move quickly from one project to the next. At the same time they may overlook, or be unaware of the additional demands on their employees’ task lists. Build time into the schedule to bring people together. Ask each member of the team to report on what they’re working on

and what’s coming up. Collectively discuss and agree on priorities and work allocation. Avoid the temptation to overrule someone on the team if there are conflicting views regarding upcoming work assignments. Instead ask the group to discuss and agree to the order in which tasks need to be completed. Advocate for the way you see things playing out and listen carefully as others advocate for alternative views. It may take longer, but it will allow everyone an opportunity to process conflicts and get on board with the final agreements around what gets worked on in which order. Set up rules for setting priorities, that will help everyone on the team reach a common conclusion. For example, client needs get attended to first. Employee development plans get worked on in small doses over a long period of time. Internal projects are prioritized based on potential for payoff short and long term. Build a companywide project report and review it at least weekly. Help everyone see who is assigned to what projects, when those projects are due. Practice estimating the amount of hours likely to be committed

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to each project, so that each member of the team builds skill at being realistic with time commitments. At the weekly meeting, look for projects that are stalled. Ask the group to decide if more people are needed, if the project is taking more time than originally estimated, and / or if the project would be on track if only it hadn’t gotten bumped by some other priority. Teach the group to work together to adjust and get control of the work plan. People are more likely to put in extra time and produce top-notch work if they are passionate about the projects they’re assigned to. Link employees’ work to what motivates them individually and collectively. Take time to find out what your employees are passionate about. Owners are usually optimists. This usually results in chronically underestimating the time and resources needed to accomplish tasks. Especially with something new, it’s essential to allow time to deal with roadblocks, fix problems and learn from mistakes. Try this rule of thumb when estimating the time needed to complete projects. If

you’ve never attempted something similar, estimate the time needed to complete and then triple the estimate. If the team has done something similar before, double the time estimate. If the task is old hat, add 25 percent to the estimate for unforeseen interruptions. Build a schedule that has room in it. Avoid the temptation to overbook. Make sure that the teams under you have 20 percent free time, which they can apply to dealing with interruptions, fixing problems and getting ahead on the next project. Andi Gray is president of Strategy Leaders Inc., strategyleaders.com, a business consulting firm that specializes in helping small to midsize, privately held businesses achieve doubled revenues and tripled profits in repetitive growth cycles. Interested in learning how Strategy Leaders can help your business? Call for a free consultation and diagnostic process: (877) 238-3535. Do you have a question for Andi? Email her: AskAndi@StrategyLeaders.com

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Alternative lender gives small businesses a chance to succeed BY CRYSTAL KANG ckang@westfairinc.com

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n searching for loans, Dakota Catucci and Frank Vazquez, two Westchester-based entrepreneurs in their 20s, were rejected by banks left and right. Although their family and friends were financially supportive of their dream to start a retail business featuring hockey equipment as well as providing a sharpening service for ice skates in Yorktown Heights, they still didn’t have enough capital. For Carla Commisso and Shaina Rotstein, two speech language therapists with 10 years of experience, getting a loan was also a struggle. They needed capital to cover the costs of renovating space in Mount Kisco where they envisioned setting up their own speech and language therapy center. In both cases, Community Capital New York (CCNY), a Hawthorne-based notfor-profit alternative lender, stepped in to provide them with the resources and support to start their businesses. A Community Development Financial Institution, CCNY has been lending to business clients in Westchester, Putnam, Duchess, Rockland, Orange and Ulster counties since 2003, filling a gap in the marketplace for small businesses that have difficulty securing loans. Fifty percent of its loans stay within the community to help struggling businesses get on their feet, said Kimberlie Jacobs, executive director at Community Capital. Building on nothing but some collateral, good faith and a solid business plan, Community Capital New York doesn’t look for businesses with a perfect credit score. In fact, 55 percent of its loans go to startup business owners who don’t have a track record at all. The majority of its loans support the restaurant and food industries, service industries and small construction and manufacturing companies, Jacobs said. CCNY borrows money through the Small Business Administration and receives grants from the federal and state governments. Community Capital relends the loans to businesses and pays them off. CCNY draws most of its technical resources from the communities it serves.

Shaina Rotstein, left, and Carla Commisso plan to expand their speech and language therapy business in Mount Kisco.

Volunteers from Westchester SCORE, which provides advisory and small business mentoring services, and professionals with a background in business and finance all provide resources that help small business owners develop a business plan and receive training to operate a business. “We provide QuickBooks training, which is an accounting software program that helps people set up their books in a nice simple straightforward system, so they can build their financial management skills,” said Jacobs. “We do webinars on what you should look for in a lease and provide guidelines on employment loans and marketing. We give people a place to go that they trust, and we’re working towards making their business a success.” Recently, CCNY launched an online application form that allows more businesses to quickly and efficiently apply for loans. After applying online, Catucci and Vazquez were called into a loan committee meeting, where CCNY and members of the community evaluated their business plan. The owners agreed their chances of getting a loan were better than other startups because they had multiple streams of revenue from selling

and reselling hockey gear to providing repair services. After receiving a $50,000 loan from CCNY, Catucci and Vazquez bought equipment that allows them to shape and sharpen blades using state-of-the-art technology. They said these tools are two critical investments to their business. The company plans to grow their services by adding a screen- printing component to their business and providing hockey lessons to youngsters at neighboring ice rinks. The two men plan to open Hudson Valley Hockey Co. at 250 Mahopac Ave. in Yorktown Heights by early February. Meanwhile, Commisso and Rotstein’s main hurdle was finding money to build out a new space. After getting loan rejections at several banks, the co-owners realized no bank was willing to lend to a business with no collateral or credit history. But once they found out about CCNY, they applied for a loan and instantly received guidance through the process of creating a business plan that was later approved by the nonprofit’s loan committee. “If you ever saw the show ‘Shark Tank,’ it was very much like that,” Rotstein said. “We entered a room and a group of people asked

us how we plan on staying open and making a profit and what our business needed both longterm and short-term, and they made sure we could be stable and that we can pay them back.” The co-owners received a $50,000 loan from CCNY last spring to revamp their 1,800-square-foot space at 40 Smith St. in Mount Kisco. By the end of the summer, Talk of the Town Speech and Language Therapy P.L.L.C. was open for business, and the loan had fully covered the cost of construction and helped furnish the space with equipment used during the therapy sessions. Since then, they’ve worked with 22 children for a total of 52 weekly sessions at their learning center, which includes a play area, kitchen and bedroom space to give children a comfortable space to learn new words and improve their speech and language skills. The owners are taking on a full workload, but they insist on expanding their business. “We just signed a lease for the space upstairs,” Commisso said. “We won’t be expanding for another year, but we’re doing renovations. We’re profitable, so we can use our own money to hire more therapists and have office space for up to four new employees.” HV Biz • WCBJ • January 27, 2014

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Female executives tackle work-life balance BY CRYSTAL KANG ckang@westfairinc.com

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hree Westchester- and Fairfield-based female leaders in finance presented their success stories of climbing the corporate ladder at a College of New Rochelle panel discussion recently. About 300 entrepreneurs, educators and working professionals attended the Powerful Women in Finance event hosted by Westfair Business Publications, publisher of the Business Journal. The panelists included Carla Harris of Morgan Stanley, Peyton Patterson of Bankwell Financial Group Inc. and Suni Harford of Citigroup Inc. Each shared stories about leadership development and maintaining a work-life balance.

Harris, an only child, was raised by her grandmother who taught her finance in middle school. Harris’ grandmother, who owned a beer tavern, hired her as bookkeeper and manager. From filing state sales taxes for her grandmother’s business to serving as the vice chairwoman of global wealth management and managing director at Morgan Stanley, Harris said she is constantly learning how to be a leader. She said one important component of growing as a leader is being true to herself in the workplace. “I was not bringing my authentic self to the table,” Harris said. “When you make a couple mistakes, you retreat, and you don’t bring your authentic self to the table. But the unique authentic you is your competitive advantage.”

Patterson, who is president and CEO of Bankwell Financial Group, is an only child who was raised by her mother. She said her curiosity and independence were early signs of a leader in the making. Her knack for numbers allowed her to observe trends and analyze data and she eventually executed the largest banking IPO in American history during her 10 years at NewAlliance Bancshares Inc. in New Haven. Harford, who had no mentor growing up, said she respected her boss who helped her realize she needed to be more vocal in the workplace. She shared a story about how angry and upset she was when she didn’t receive a promotion she thought she deserved. She said after asking her boss why she didn’t get a raise, her boss said he never

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knew she wanted a promotion. This was a wake-up call for Harford, who vowed to be more assertive. Harford, a Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business graduate, now serves as the managing director of Citigroup’s regional head of markets for North America, where she oversees the sales, trading and origination businesses of Citi’s securities and banking franchise in North America. When it comes to finding a work-life balance, all three women agreed it’s important to spend time with family and have a personal hobby. With three young kids, Harford said she misses a lot of birthday parties. She said that she often receives “dirty looks” from moms because she shows up to bake sales with bought goods. But she said that doesn’t bother her as long as she spends time with her kids. Patterson, a George Washington University graduate, said she is proud of her work-life balance. She emphasized “being the CEO of your life” and gave an example of being disciplined about how late she stays at work. She is also passionate about educationrelated issues and she is especially interested in mobilizing action around the education gap in Connecticut between children who come from low-income and high-income families. Harris, a Harvard Business School graduate, echoed the importance of balancing work and life and said in addition to spending time with family, each person should find something he or she can look forward to. She said for her she finds joy in philanthropy and singing Gospel songs. On the last discussion question, all three agreed the economy has improved drastically since the recession. With companies reporting earnings that are exceeding market predictions, more job training programs and record-low interest rates, Harris said she feels “bullish” about the economy. Peyton added that the business and consumer confidence is high, which is a good indication of a healthy economy. Harford was optimistic about the stock market, but she said she’s skeptical about the government’s role in providing small businesses with bank loans. She said it’s nearly impossible for small businesses to get a loan these days. A business owner attending the panel agreed and asked where small businesses fit into the picture if bankers aren’t giving out loans. Anne Janiak, executive director of Women’s Enterprise Development Center Inc., a nonprofit microbusiness development organization in White Plains, said companies like hers are currently working with the state and federal governments to increase a small business owner’s chances of getting a loan.


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oDaycoins.com, et al. Filed by Kanye West, et al. AcCOURT CASES tion: trademark infringement The following cases appear on claim. Attorneys for plaintiff: the docket of the U.S. District Dyan Finguerra-DuCharme, BAnKRUPTCIES Court for the county of West- Madelon Anne Gauthier and Brad David Rose. Filed Jan. 14. The following petitions were chester in White Plains. Case no. 14-00250. filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District bayer Healthcare Pharof New York in White Plains. maceuticals inc. Filed by street moda l.l.C. Filed by Chapter 11 indicates the filer Lashundra Lewis. Action: Seduka L.L.C. Action: diverintends to submit a plan of diversity-other contract claim. sity-breach of contract claim. reorganization to the court. Attorney for plaintiff: James Attorney for plaintiff: Robert Chapter 7 indicates a liquida- Douglas Barger. Filed Jan. 14. David Garson. Filed Jan. 14. Case no. 14-00271. tion of assets. Case no. 14-00281.

Manhattan CAAm l.l.C., 274 Madison Ave., Suite 201, New York City 10016. Chapter 11, voluntary. Attorney: Robert M. Hirsh, New York City. Filed Jan. 15. Case no. 14-10074.

White Plains 53 burd Corp., 53 Burd St., Nyack 10960. Chapter 11, voluntary. Attorney: Nicole L. Perskie, Nyack. Filed Jan. 15. Case no.14-22076. murin management l.l.C., 12 Washington Ave., Spring Valley 10977. Chapter 13, voluntary. Attorney: Jerold W. Miles, Spring Valley. Filed Jan. 15. Case no. 14-22053.

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berlin station l.l.C., et al. Filed by Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co. Inc. Action: diversity-other contract claim. Attorneys for plaintiff: Kristin Ann Bennett, Matthew C. Long, Robert Milton Moore and Robert D. Windus. Filed Jan. 14. Case no. 14-00256. Coal Headwear l.l.C. Filed by The Echo Design Group Inc. Action: patent infringement claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Edward F. Maluf. Filed Jan. 14. Case no. 14-00273.

265 milton road Associates l.l.C., Rye. Seller: Nancy H. Brown, Rye. Property: 265 Milton Road, Rye. Amount: $2 million. Filed Jan. 21. elk Homes Partners l.P., Rye. Seller: Mark B. Rubin, et al, New York City. Property: 2 Zinsser Way, Greenburgh. Amount: $1 million. Filed Jan. 15.

roaring brook Partners l.l.C., Hartsdale. Seller: Jane B. Weinberg, Scarsdale. Property: 16 Montrose Road, Tower group international Scarsdale. Amount: $1 milltd., et al. Filed by Derek Wil- lion. Filed Jan. 16. son. Action: diversity-fraud claim. Attorneys for plaintiff: The united republic of TanRichard Adam Acocelli Jr., zania, New York City. Seller: Stephen J. Oddo, Brian James Joann Fucci, Elmsford. PropRobbins and Joshua M. Ru- erty: 86 Judson Ave., Greenbin. Filed Jan. 14. Case no. burgh. Amount: $1.5 million. 14-00254. Filed Jan. 16.

Hudson Venture Capital l.l.C., Westbury. Seller: Sherbanu Jaffer, Westbury. Property: 5 Club Lane, Greenburgh. Amount: $150,000. Filed Jan. 17. Parkview Development and Construction l.l.C., Carmel. Seller: Peekskill NC L.L.C., New York. Property: 922 Main St., Peekskill. Amount: $100,000. Filed Jan. 15. The bank of new york mellon. Seller: Carol Williamson, Mount Vernon. Property: 142 W. Sidney Ave., Mount Vernon. Amount: $635,929. Filed Jan. 16. The secretary of Housing and urban Development, Washington, D.C. Seller: Paul Winston, New Rochelle. Property: 245 Edgemont Road, Greenburgh. Amount: $522,086. Filed Jan. 16.

ultra green energy services l.l.C. Filed by Maple Leaf Below $1 million Foods Inc. Action: diversitybreach of contract claim. At20 lenox Place realty FORECLOSURE torney for plaintiff: Joshua l.l.C., Mamaroneck. SellAUCTIOnS Robert Elias. Filed Jan. 14. er: Lois H. Treacy, ScarsCase no. 14-00267. dale. Property: 20 Lenox HAsTings-on-HuDson, Place, Scarsdale. Amount: 347 farragut Ave., HastingsJ & A Contractors Corp. $880,000. Filed Jan. 17. Filed by the trustees of the on-Hudson. Single-family; .13 Sheet Metal Workers Interacres. Plaintiff: Wells Fargo dEEdS national Association Local 50 oak street Corp., White Bank N.A. Plaintiff ’s attorney: Union No. 28 Benefit Fund. Plains. Seller: SR Holdings Leopold & Associates P.L.L.C. Action: employee benefits I L.L.C., Greenwich, Conn. 80 Business Park Drive, Arclaim. Filed Jan. 14. Case no. Above $1 million Property: 50 Oak St., Rye. monk. Defendant: Catherine 14-00264. Amount: $396,700. Filed Gunther. Referee: April Bowie. 1-7 south fulton Avenue Jan. 17. Sale: Jan. 30; 9:30 a.m. Approximate lien: $325,675.24. lenox room Corp., et al. realty l.l.C., Mount Vernon. Filed by Juadimir Jerez. Ac- Seller: 1-7 South Fulton Av- Cartus financial Corp., tion: claim filed under the Fair enue L.L.C., Bronx. Property: Danbury, Conn. Seller: Pau- mounT Vernon, 213 s. Labor Standards Act of 1938. 1-7 S. Fulton Ave., Mount Ver- la T. Detlefs, South Salem. Third Ave. Two-family dwellAttorney for plaintiff: Brian non. Amount: $1.3 million. Property: 79 Main St., Lew- ing; .06 acre. Plaintiff: U.S. Scott Schaffer. Filed Jan. 15. Filed Jan. 17. isboro. Amount: $468,500. Bank N.A. Plaintiff ’s attorCase no. 14-00276. Filed Jan. 16. ney: Rosicki & Rosicki & As132 Wappanocca realty sociates, 2 Summit Court, No. metropolitan life insurance l.l.C., Rye. Seller: 3 Blind- east 1st street l.l.C., Mount 301, Fishkill; (845) 897-1600. Co. Filed by Dianne Iannone. brook Corp., Mamaroneck. Vernon. Seller: Lynn Janette Defendant: Samuel Garland. Action: employee retirement Property: 132-134 Wappan- Maier, White Plains. Prop- Referee: John Brophy. Sale: claim. Attorney for plaintiff: occa Ave., Rye. Amount: $1.2 erty: 34 E. First St., Mount Jan. 29, 9:30 a.m. Approximate David M. Hoffman. Filed million. Filed Jan. 21. Vernon. Amount: $114,104. lien: $483,006. Jan. 17. Case no. 14-00341. Filed Jan. 17.

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nEwSmAKERS plus awards and events saturno naMed to council sHerry sATurno of Tarrytown has been named to serve in an advisory council capacity to the CongressionAl reseArCH insTiTuTe for soCiAl Work AnD PoliCy (CRISP) in Washington, D.C. Saturno is a New York program director with Beacon Health Strategies in Tarrytown and a national fellowship recipient at New York University Silver School of Social Work, where she is presently working on health care solutions for the elderly and chronically ill. CRISP was created as an independent, nonpartisan organization that recognized the importance of the Congressional Social Work Caucus and sought to complement its mission and work in accordance to the rules of the U. S. House of Representatives. It is committed to expanding the participation of social workers in federal legislative and policy processes and will act as a bridge between social work researchers and the federal government to ensure their research is known to federal policy makers.

neW site for Westchester eye WesTCHesTer eye AssoCiATes relocated its main White Plains office at 170 Maple Ave. to a new clinical facility at 450 Mamaroneck Ave., Harrison. This relocation, which will complement Westchester Eye’s continuing presence in Yonkers at 984 N. Broadway, features easy access, ample free parking and other conveniences. Westchester Eye Associates opened in 1974, and has greatly expanded over the past 35 years. Today it is the largest eye care specialty practice in Westchester County and one of the largest in the New York metropolitan area.

seliGMan elected treasurer of hanys Joel seligmAn, president and CEO of norTHern WesTCHesTer HosPiTAl (NWH), has been elected treasurer for the HeAlTHCAre AssoCiATion of neW york sTATe (HANYS). A nonprofit organization, HANYS is the leading authority on health care policy and operations that represent and advocate on behalf of New York state’s hospitals and health systems at all levels of the federal and state government. HANYS is the only statewide hospital and continuing care association in New York state, representing 500 nonprofit and public hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies and other health care organizations. Seligman, who is a member of HANYS board of governors, will hold the office of treasurer for the 2014 calendar year. Under Seligman’s leadership NWH has operated with a surplus in 10 of the last 11 years. During this period, it has opened a new neonatal intensive care unit, an interventional radiology suite, two new operating rooms, a breast institute and a women’s imaging center. The hospital also opened a new cancer treatment and wellness center in 2005 and a new, state-of-the-art emergency department in 2011. In 2014, NWH will be-

gin building a new surgical suite, which will include six operating rooms and a 14-bed post-anesthesia care unit.

banK proMotes ferreira Wells fArgo named mAriA ferreirA as the new area president of the suburban market, which spans six counties from New York’s northern Hudson Valley to coastal and western Connecticut. Previously, Ferreira was an area president in Wells Fargo’s Central New Jersey market since 2009. “I’m so pleased to welcome Maria to the suburban market,” said Joe Kirk, Wells Fargo’s New York and Connecticut regional president. “She has been an outstanding leader in Southern New Jersey and her sig-

nificant experience in talent development, team member engagement, customer service and sales will serve our New York and Connecticut customers well.” Ferreira has been with the company for 18 years, serving Wells Fargo predecessor banks as store manager, sales leader, private advisory leader and retail banking director in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. She began her banking career as a Teller at National Westminster Bank in 1981 and subsequently worked in numerous store-based roles.

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McKinstry joins T&B Former journalist, editorial writer and political analyst Gerald “Jerry” McKinstry has joined Thompson & Bender (T&B), a regional public relations, advertising, marketing and social media firm as senior account executive. McKinstry served as political correspondent for The Journal News with a focus on county government and as a columnist and editorial board member at Newsday. He currently hosts a weekly radio program focusing on government and politics and has taught college-level journalism. “Jerry brings to Thompson & Bender a strong background in journalism and top quality writing skills that earned him numerous accolades as a reporter, columnist, and editorial writer,” said Geoff Thompson, T&B chairman and a founding partner. “We are very fortunate to have an individual with his depth of knowledge, talents and interpersonal skills join our team. Jerry is well known throughout the regional community and adds a strong new dimension to our agency.” In his new position, McKinstry will work on a broad range of news-related public relations projects and initiatives, social media outreach, as well as copy for clients. A resident of Ridgefield, Conn., McKinstry received a Bachelor of Arts in political science and economics from Manhattan College and a Masters of Science degree in print and online journalism from Iona.

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Opening reception for the Stanford Kay: Collection of Works exhibit through March 15 at the Madelyn Jordon Fine Art Gallery, 37 Popham Road, Scarsdale. Visiting hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit gallery.madelynjordanfineart.com.

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The Picture House in Pelham is set to dispel the winter chill with a roaring hot 1920’s Winter Party at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1. Guests are encouraged to wear roaring ’20s attire to enjoy vintage cocktails, dinner, a Speakeasy with a backroom casino and several surprises. Live and silent auctions feature exciting gifts and opportunities. Tickets start at $200 per person and include cocktails, dinner and dancing. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit The Picture House. For further information, contact gala@thepicturehouse.org or call (914) 738-3161

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Kickoff for Boys & Girls Club THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF NORTHERN WESTCHESTER (BGCNW), Mount Kisco, kicked off preparations recently for its 20th annual Humanitarian Award Dinner at Café of Love in Mount Kisco, urging committee members and volunteers to support the 75-year-old organization and the children it serves. Brian Skanes, executive director of the BGCNW, and Todd Rockefeller, board president, noted the June 7 award dinner will honor Stuart Marwell, longtime BGCNW board member, supporter and alum, and the president and CEO of Curtis Instruments in Mount Kisco. “The award dinner will be a giant reunion for club members past and present,” Skanes said. “And it won’t just be a look back at the past 75 years, but also a look ahead to the next 75.” Mount Kisco Mayor J. Michael Cindrich (left) and Boys & Girls Club of Northern Ursula LaMotte, Linda Cindrich, Linda Mahon, and Vicki Marwell, the wife of Stuart Marwell, Westchester Executive Director Brian Skanes this year’s Humanitarian of the Year award winner

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FACTS&FIGURES MOUNT VERNON, 393 E. Fifth St. Single-family residence; .09 acre. Plaintiff: PNC Bank N.A. Plaintiff ’s attorney: Shapiro, Dicaro & Barak L.L.C., 105 Maxess Road, Melville; (631) 844-9611. Defendant: Valerie Leary. Referee: Jeffrey Binder. Sale: Jan. 29, 10 a.m. Approximate lien: $301,434. PEEKSKILL, 217 Husted Ave., Peekskill. Single-family residence. Lot size not available. PLNTF: Hudson City Savings Bank. Plaintiff ’s attorney: Cohn & Roth, 100 E. Old Country Road, Mineola; (516) 747-3030. Defendant: Jeffrey Brown. Referee: Howard Fred Dubs. Sale: January 27, 10 a.m. Approximate lien: $235,188.30. PORT CHESTER, 4 Tower Hill Drive. Single-family residence; .19 acre. Plaintiff: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Plaintiff ’s attorney: Frenkel, Lambert, Weiss, Weisman & Gordon, 53 Gibson St., Bay Shore; (631) 969-3100. Defendant: Encamacion Garcia. Referee: Christopher Meagher. Sale: Jan. 27, 9:30 a.m. Approximate lien: $651,984. YONKERS, 21 Heathcote Road, Yonkers. Description: Single-family residence; 60 x 100. Plaintiff: U.S. Bank Trust N.A. Plaintiff ’s attorney: Knuckles, Komosinski & Elliot, 565 Taxter Road, Suite 509, Elmsford; (914) 345- 3020. Defendant: Antoinette Denning. Referee: Dennis Krolian. Sale: Jan. 27, 9:30 a.m. Approximate lien: $549,777.49. YONKERS, 79 Moquette Row. Single-family residence; 16 x 69. Plaintiff: Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Plaintiff ’s attorney: Gross Polowy & Orlans, P.O. Box 540, Getzville; (716) 2041700. Defendant: Troy Berry. Referee: Jay Hashmall. Sale: Jan. 27, 11 a.m. Approximate lien: $284,878.

YONKERS, 161 Buena Vista Ave. Three-family dwelling; lot size; 06 acre. Plaintiff: Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas. Plaintiff ’s attorney: Leopold & Associates P.L.L.C., 80 Business Park Drive, Armonk. Defendant: Natasha Hunter. Referee: Nicholas Barone. Sale: Jan. 31, 10 a.m. Approximate lien: $462,169.35. MOUNT VERNON, 252 Claremont Ave. Single-family residence; .13 acre. Plaintiff: One West Bank FSB. Plaintiff ’s attorney: Stein, Wiener & Roth, (516) 742-1212; 1 Old Country Road, Suite 113, Carle Place. Defendant: Marie Ennis. Referee: Joseph Maria. Sale: Feb. 13, 1 p.m. Approximate lien: $770,081.08.

Judgments Apulia II L.L.C., Scarsdale. $4,833 in favor of Ace Endico Corp., Brewster. Filed Jan. 16. FJC General Enterprises Inc., Ossining. $109,286 in favor of Caterpillar Financial Services Corp., Nashville, Tenn. Filed Jan. 14. Great American Development Building and Remodeling, Port Chester. $9,640 in favor of H.O. Penn Machinery Company Inc., Poughkeepsie. Filed Jan. 15.

Lis Pendens

Dedapena, Luz, et al. Filed by M&T Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to seThe following filings indicated a cure $499,584 affecting proplegal action has been initiated, erty located at 15 Lexington the outcome of which may affect Ave., Mount Vernon 10552. the title to the property listed. Filed Aug. 26. Adams, Laura Y., et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to Delgado, Jose L. Sr., et al. foreclose on a mortgage to se- Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. cure $260,000 affecting prop- Action: seeks to foreclose on a erty located at 100 State St., mortgage to secure $456,000 Ossining 10562. Filed Aug. 27. affecting property located at 326 Waccabuc Road, Goldens Bridge 10526. Filed Aug. 26. Cicchilllo, Lucia, et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mort- Dipaola, George, et al. Filed gage to secure an unspecified by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: amount affecting property lo- seeks to foreclose on a mortcated at 234 Linda Ave., Haw- gage to secure $276,500 affecting property located at 63 Orithorne 10532. Filed Aug. 26. ent St., Yonkers 10704. Filed Aug. 26. Clavijo, Manuel, et al. Filed by The Bank of New York Mellon. Action: seeks to fore- Godette, Wallace, et al. Filed close on a mortgage to secure by OneWest Bank F.S.B. Ac$383,800 affecting property tion: seeks to foreclose on a located at 103 Longdale Ave., mortgage to secure $544,185 White Plains 10607. Filed Aug. affecting property located at 15 Beekman Ave., Mount Ver26. non 10553. Filed Aug. 27. Cohen, Adam J., et al. Filed by Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $251,200 affecting property located at 679 McCord Place, Peekskill. Filed Aug. 26.

Colombo, Michael D., et al. Filed by Ocwen Loan Servicing L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $270,000 affecting property located at 98 Krystal Nova Petroleum and Chem- Drive, Somers 10589. Filed icals Corp., Hopewell Junc- Aug. 27. tion. $665,445 in favor of Citgo Petroleum Corp., Houston, Curry, Timothy M., et al. Texas. Filed Jan. 14. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a Warwick Sun L.L.C., War- mortgage to secure $390,000 wick. $7,264 in favor of Moun- affecting property located at tain Candy and Cigar Co., 1081 Washington Ave., PelSouth Fallsbury. Filed Jan. 14. ham 10803. Filed Aug. 27.

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De Milio, Peter J., et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $450,000 affecting property located at 345 Columbus Ave., Mount Pleasant 10595. Filed Aug. 27.

Hall, Jamila, et al. Filed by Real Estate Mortgage Network Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $261,182 affecting property located at 33 Smith St., Port Chester 10573. Filed Aug. 23. Hall, Maurice, et al. Filed by Loancare. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $276,173 affecting property located at 417 Nuber Ave., Mount Vernon 10553. Filed Aug. 27. Kearns, Janeen F., et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $107,000 affecting property located at 432 Third Avenue South, Mount Vernon 10550. Filed Aug. 23. King, James B. Jr., et al. Filed by The Bank of New York Mellon. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $179,500 affecting property located at 1763 Dogwood Drive, Yorktown Heights 10598. Filed Aug. 27.

Kmetz, Johanna, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $355,000 affecting property located at 5 Jenna Way, Unit E, Port Chester 10573. Filed Aug. 27.

Oblitas, Pedro Alonso, et al. Filed by PNC Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $226,500 affecting property located at 413 S. Division St., Peekskill 10566. Filed Aug. 26.

Lusardi, Thomas H., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $417,000 affecting property located at 19 Locust St., Valhalla 10595. Filed Aug. 26.

Pichiarallo Realty L.L.C., et al. Filed by Hudson Valley Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $693,611 affecting property located at 586 Commerce St., Thornwood 10707. Filed Aug. 23.

Mack, Janisee, et al. Filed by Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $306,000 affecting property located at 157 W. Second St., Mount Vernon. Filed Aug. 27. Martinez, Debra, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $413,000 affecting property located at 36 New Ave., Yonkers 10704. Filed Aug. 26.

Ruiz, Douglas Franco, et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $452,000 affecting property located at 36 Alder St., Yonkers 10701. Filed Aug. 23.

Scott, Malcolm B. III, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $288,232 affecting property located at 341 S. Second Ave., Mount Vernon 10550. Melahn, Joanne L., et al. Filed Aug. 23. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to fore- Seedorf, Marc, individuclose on a mortgage to secure ally and as surviving spouse $360,000 affecting property of Donna Seedorf, et al. Filed located at 27 Davis Ave., Rye by Citimortgage Inc. Action: 10580. Filed Aug. 26. seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $200,000 afMora, Luis, et al. Filed by fecting property located at 181 Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: Main St., South Salem 10590. seeks to foreclose on a mort- Filed Aug. 23. gage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property lo- Touri, Mary M., et al. Filed cated at 51 High St., Katonah by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Ac10536. Filed Aug. 26. tion: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $360,000 Morales, Mario V., et al. Filed affecting property located at by Select Portfolio Servicing 241 Irenhyl Ave., Port Chester Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose 10573. Filed Aug. 26. on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affect- Traub, Marilyn, et al. Filed ing property located at 37 N. by Nationstar Mortgage L.L.C. Fulton Ave., Mount Vernon Action: seeks to foreclose on a 10550. Filed Aug. 26. mortgage to secure $295,500 affecting property located Morisset, Yolene, et al. Filed at 104 Ridge Drive, Yonkers by The Bank of New York 10705. Filed Aug. 23. Mellon. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $435,000 affecting property located at 156 Lawrence St., Mount Vernon 10552. Filed Aug. 27.


Turner, Audrey, et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $615,000 affecting property located at 350 Saw Mill River Road, Yonkers 10701. Filed Aug. 27.

Vactor, Richard, et al. Filed by Mid-Island Mortgage Corp. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $407,977 affecting property located at 56 Madeleine Ave., New Rochelle 10801. Filed Aug. 26.

Unknown heirs to the estate of Margaret Riley, et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $181,000 affecting property located at 40 William St., Ossining 10562. Filed Aug. 27.

Mechanic’s Liens

Unknown heirs to the estate of Rose Cumming, et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $585,000 affecting property located at 78 Glendale Place, Port Chester 10573. Filed Aug. 26.

RJL 60-68 Halstead Avenue Sole Proprietorships Corp., as owner. $119,830 as claimed by Elite Development of Brewster Inc., Brewster. ACT Now Limo, P.O. Box Property: in Harrison. Filed 26, Mohegan Lake 10567, c/o Richard A Miller. Filed Jan. 3. Jan. 15.

New Businesses

16 Cedar Street Corp., as This paper is not responsible owner. $1,233 as claimed by for typographical errors conSibling Fuel Company Inc., tained in the original filings. Bronx. Property: in Yonkers. Filed Jan. 17. Amato, Mary, et al, as owner. $17,566 as claimed by Anthony Devitto L.L.C., Yorktown. Property: in Yorktown. Filed Jan. 16. Northern Westchester Properties L.L.C., as owner. $161,000 as claimed by CCI Construction Inc. Property: in Yorktown. Filed Jan. 14.

Partnerships RJ Fundraising, 1 Stoneleigh Plaza, Bronxville 10708, c/o Regina Sullivan-Thompson and Jennifer Sanchez. Filed Jan. 2.

In-House Carpentry, 12 Montrose Station Road, Montrose 10548, c/o Adam MacNeil. Filed Jan. 2.

PPJ Sports Agency Marketing and Management, 275 S. Lexington Ave., White Plains 10606, c/o Pedro D. Jacinto. Filed Jan. 3.

J.A.W. Restoration Maintenance, 13 S. 12 Ave., Mount RSR Services, 40 E. Sidney Big Tee Handy Man Clean- Vernon 10550, c/o Wilfredo Ave., No. 18D, Mount Vernon ing Services, 616 E. Lincoln Cuevas. Filed Jan. 3. 10550, c/o Ronald S. RobinAve., Apt, A42, Mount Vernon son. Filed Jan. 3. 10552, c/o Terence Jackson. JLF Home Improvement, 9 Filed Jan. 2. Alden Place, Bronxville 10708, Spatafore Guitar Instrucc/o Thomas McRitchie. Filed tion, 174 Loder Road, YorkBlush U Artistry, 2 Drake Jan. 4. town Heights 10598, c/o MiLane, White Plains 10607, c/o chael Spatafore. Filed Jan. 3. Jacqueline Barsky. Filed Jan. 2. JVG Bookkeeping, 29 Rhodes St., New Rochelle 10801, c/o TL Remodeling, 1 Shelburne Cortlandt Salon Unisex, 185 John Ghiggeri. Filed Jan. 3. Road, Yonkers 10710, c/o ToCortlandt St., Sleepy Hollow masz Lukomski. Filed Jan. 3. 10591, c/o Marlene Garay. Law Office of Francis L. Ellis, Filed Jan. 2. 16 Elm Road, Katonah 10536, Wright Services, 42 Southc/o Francis L. Ellis. Filed Jan. 2. field Road, Mount Vernon DZines With A Style, 177 10552, c/o Gail J. Wright. Filed Hillside Ave., Mount Vernon Jan. 3. 10553, c/o Denise Hillman. Manuel Andres Torres Photographer, 774 Lake St., West Filed Jan. 3. Harrison 10604, c/o Manuel Yonkers Desire Nail, 22 N. A. Torres. Filed Jan. 4. Broadway, Yonkers 10701, c/o Chi Huyen Tran. Filed Jan. 3.

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FACTS&FIGURES PATENTS Capturing information accessed, updated and created by processes and using the same for validation of consistency. Patent no. 8,635,585 issued to Asit Dan, Pleasantville; Claus T. Jensen, Pawling. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. 

Dynamic application adaptation in software-asa-service platform. Patent no. 8,635,673 issued to Rangachari Anand, Teaneck, N.J.; Stacy F.  Hobson, Poughkeepsie; Juhnyoung Lee, Yorktown Heights; and Jeaha  Yang, Stamford, Conn. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. 

Embedding software developer comments in source code of computer programs. Patent no. 8,635,591 issued to Douglas S. Brown, Charlotte, N.C.; John F.  Kelley, Clarkesville, Ga.; and Thomas E. Polk, Huntersville, N.C. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. 

Handling debugger breakpoints in a shared instruction system. Patent no. 8,635,603 issued to Thomas Michael Gooding, Rochester, Minn.; and Richard Michael  Shok, Rochester, Minn. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. 

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High performance and resource efficient communications between partitions in a logically partitioned system. Patent no. 8,635,632 issued to Rakesh Sharma, Austin, Texas; and Satya P.  Sharma, Austin, Texas. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. 

Method to improve fraud detection on conference calling systems by detecting re-use of conference moderator passwords. Patent no. 8,635,683 issued to Charles Steven Lingafelt, Durham, N.C.; James William  Murray, Research Triangle Park, N.C.; and James Thomas  Swantek, Canton, Ga. Assigned to International BusiHybrid role mining. Patent ness Machines Corp., Armonk.  no.  8,635,689 issued to Milton H. Hernandez, Tenafly, N.J.; Jim Navigating analytical tools A.  Laredo, Katonah; Supreet using layout software. PatR.  Mandala, State College, Pa.; ent no. 8,635,582 issued to Yaoping Ruan, White Plains; Vu- Franco  Stellari, Waldwick, granam C.  Sreedhar, Yorktown N.J.; and Peilin Song, LagranHeights; and Maja  Vukovic, geville. Assigned to InternaNew York City. Assigned to In- tional Business Machines ternational Business Machines Corp., Armonk.  Corp., Armonk.  Power-aware workload alloImplementing ultra high cation in performance-manavailability personality aged computing environcard. Patent no. 8,635,488 is- ments. Patent no. 8,635,625 sued to Jerry D.  Ackaret, issued to James Edwin  HanBeaverton, Ore.; Justin son, Yorktown Heights; JefP. Bandholz, Cary, N.C.; Brian frey Owen  Kephart, Cortlandt E. Bigelow, Apex, N.C.; Joseph Manor; Malgorzata  Steinder, E. Bolan, Cary, N.C.; Kevin Leoma, N.J.; and Ian NichoM. Cash, Cary, N.C.; David L. las Whalley, Pawling. Assigned Cowell, Garner, N.C.; Martin to International Business MaJ. Crippen, Apex, N.C.; Chris- chines Corp., Armonk.  topher L.  Durham, Research Triangle Park, N.C.; Jeffery Schedule virtual interface alM. Franke, Apex, N.C.; James lowing resynchronization reE. Hughes, Apex, N.C.; David quests for lock tokens before J. Jensen, Raleigh, N.C.; John attachment of a scheduling elK. Langgood, Cary, N.C.; Bay ement triggered by an unlock Van  Nguyen, Durham, N.C.; request. Patent no. 8,635,619 James A.  O’Connor, Ulster issued to Florian A. AuernhamPark; Derek Robertson, Dur- mer, Adliswil, China; and Patriham, N.C.; John M. Sheplock, cia M. Sagmeister, Adliswil, ChiRaleigh, N.C.; and Wilson na. Assigned to International E.  Smith, Bahama, N.C. As- Business Machines Corp., Arsigned to International Busi- monk.  ness Machines Corp., Armonk.  Seamless multiple format metadata abstraction. Patent Method and apparatus to no. 8,635,634 issued to Madimplement software to hard- havi  Katari, Sunnyvale, Calif.; ware thread priority. Patent Travis E. Nelson, San Jose, Cano. 8,635,621 issued to David lif.; and Suraksha  Vidyarthi, Stephen Levitan, Austin, Texas; Fremont, Calif. Assigned to and Jeffrey Richard Summers, International Business MaRaleigh, N.C. Assigned to chines Corp., Armonk.  International Business Ma chines Corp., Armonk.  Timing refinement re-routing. Patent no. 8,635,577 issued to Michael Anthony Kazda, Poughkeepsie; Zhuo Li, Cedar Park, Texas; Gi-Joon Nam, Austin, Texas; and Ying Zhou, Austin, Texas. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. 


LEGAL NOTICES Notice of Formation of Mason Global Enterprises, LLC. Filed with SSNY on 10/15/13. Offc. Loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 7014 13th Ave, Suite 202, Brooklyn,NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #59151 Notice of Formation of ALVUS VENTURES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/5/2013. Off. loc.: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 65 Howell Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538. Term: until 12/31/2112. Purpose: any lawful activity. #59159 SAW MILL RIVER SPORTS GROUP LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/25/2013. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1 Elm Street, Ardsley, NY 10502. Reg Agent: Stephanie Scherer, 1 Elm Street, Ardsley, NY 10502. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59160

Notice of Formation of DOG Media, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/18/13. Offc. Loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 66 Main St, Suite 1019, Yonkers, NY 10701. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #59167 Notice of formation of GRP CONSULTING LLC. Articles of organization filed with the N.Y.S. Department of State, Division of Corporations on 11/04/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Company, 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful activity. #59168 Notice of Formation of GATEWAY KENSINGTON LLC. Arts. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 12/12/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Priolet & Associates, P.C., 1025 Westchester Ave. #320, White Plains, NY 10604. Purpose: all lawful activities. #59169

HOUSE OF SPORTS PERFORMANCE LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/25/2013. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1 Elm Street, Ardsley, NY 10502. Reg Agent: Stephanie Scherer, 1 Elm Street, Ardsley, NY 10502. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59161

Notice of Formation of MH CRESTON LLC. Principal office Westchester County. Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process served against the LLC to Shaban Mehaj, 466 Castle Street Bronxville, NY 10708. Articles of Organization of the LLC filed with the SSNY on 12/09/13. Purpose: Any lawful act(s). #59170

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: PINES BRIDGE ROAD LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/7/2013. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 716 Kitchawan Road, Ossining, New York 10562. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. #59162

Notice of Formation of Poughkeepsie K Holdings, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/24/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 444 South Fulton Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY 10553. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #59172

13 4 MAMARONECK ASSOCIATES, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/12/2013. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 92 S. Central Park Avenue, Ste. 203, Hartsdale, NY 10530. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59164 Notice of Formation of MEETING HOUSE ASSOCIATES LLC. Arts. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 11/26/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 12 Water St. #204, White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: all lawful activities. #59165 NOTICE OF FORMATION of Give A Bling, LLC Art. of Org filed Secíy of State (SSNY) 12/11/13. Office location: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 131 Hillair Circle, White Plains, NY 10605. Purpose: any lawful activities. #59166

Notice of Formation of Wappingers K Holdings Pad, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/24/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 444 South Fulton Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY 10553. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #59173 Notice of Formation of Wappingers K Holdings, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/24/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 444 South Fulton Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY 10553. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #59174 NOTICE OF FORMATION of Alpha Property Solutions, LLC Art. of Org filed Secíy of State (SSNY) 12/17/13. Office location: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 20 Cedar St, Ste. 300, New Rochelle, NY 10801. Purpose: any lawful activities. #59175

Notice of formation of Baubles Insurance Brokerage, LLC (ìLLCî). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (ìSSNYî) on 11/26/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC to its principal business address: c/o LLC, 180 East Post Rd, White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. #59176 SHADOWMAN, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/20/2013. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 4 Harrison Ct., Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59177 70 POCANTICO, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/20/2013. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 103 Burke Ct., Buchanan, NY 10511. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59178 JOURNEY TO BIRTH MIDWIFERY CARE PLLC, a Prof. LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/16/2013. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 119 Grand Street, CrotonOn-Hudson, NY 10520. Purpose: To practice the profession of Midwifery. #59179 EAST COAST INSURANCE GROUP, LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 10/09/2013, Fict. Name: EAST COAST INDEPENDENT AUTO DEALER INSURANCE SERVICES, LLC. Office loc: Westchester County. LLC formed in CT on 08/27/2009. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 268 Allen Hill Rd , Brooklyn, CT 06234. Address required to be maintained in CT: 268 Allen Hill Rd Brooklyn CT 06234. Cert of Formation filed with CT Sec. of State, Commercial Recording Div., P.O. Box 150470, Hartford, CT 06115. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59181 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF FIGURE AND GROOVE PRODUCTIONS LLC. Art of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/17/2013. Office located in Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the principal business location at 255 Washington Ave, Pleasantville, NY 10570. Purpose of business of LLC :any lawful purpose #59183 MALAND LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 08/09/2013. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 35 Page Ave., Yonkers , NY 10704. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59184

DAN MARGIOTTA HOLDINGS LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/30/2013. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: P.O. Box 122H, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59185 NOTICE OF FORMATION of 303SBROADWAY, LLC Art. of Org filed Secíy of State (SSNY) 12/31/13. Office location: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1550 Lemoine Avenue, Suite 207, Fort Lee, NJ 07024. Purpose: any lawful activities. #59187 Notice of Formation of SARAH WREDE PHOTOGRAPHY AND DESIGN, LLC. Articles of Org. filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 1/7/14. Office Loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 2 Mansfield Rd, White Plains, NY 10605, the LLCís principal business location. Purpose: any lawful business activity. #59188 Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (ìLLCî). Name: HB Housing, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (ìSSNYî) on 1/7/14. N.Y. office location: Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to LLC, c/o Marathon Development Group Ltd., 901 Main Street, Suite 300, Peekskill, NY 10566. Purpose/character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. #59189 Notice is hereby given that an Application for an On-Premises Liquor License Serial number 1275670 has been applied for by the undersigned in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 130 Main St., Mount Kisco, N Y 10549, Westchester County; /s/ 130 MAIN STREET LLC. d/b/a Winston #59190 Notice of formation of 880 Nepperhan LLC, a domestic limited liability company. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 10/30/13. NY Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC at: 704 Route 6, Suite 21, Mahopac, New York 10541. Purpose: for any lawful purpose. #59191 Notice of Formation of Marc S. Schindelheim Consulting Services LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 1/10/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 3 Laurel Road, White Plains, NY 10605. Purpose: any lawful activity. #59192

Notice of Formation of Paradigm Shift Associates LLC. Art. of Org. filed with NY Secy. of State (SSNY) on 10/21/13. Office located in Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent upon which process may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against it served to: c/o US Corp Agents Inc., 7014 13th Ave, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful business activity. #59193 SHANGHAI HAND LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 01/10/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Dominick Rossetti, 173 Washington Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59194 NOTICE OF FORMATION of Shore Storm Solutions, LLC Art. of Org filed Secíy of State (SSNY) 1/8/14. Office location: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process c/o Daniel Capossela, 17 Quincy Lane, White Plains, NY 10605. Purpose: any lawful activities. #59195 NOTICE OF FORMATION of OGG Family Companies, LLC Art. of Org filed Secíy of State (SSNY) 1/7/14. Office location: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process c/o Heather Ogg, 41 Purdy Ave, #428, Rye, NY 10580. Purpose: any lawful activities. #59196 NOTICE OF FORMATION of OGG Leadership, LLC Art. of Org filed Secíy of State (SSNY) 1/7/14. Office location: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process c/o Heather Ogg, 41 Purdy Ave, #428, Rye, NY 10580. Purpose: any lawful activities. #59197 Notice of Formation of ELL-401 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/9/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Falcon & Singer P.C., 14 Harwood Court, Suite 220, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: any lawful activity. #59198 Notice of Formation of ELL-1018 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/9/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Falcon & Singer P.C., 14 Harwood Court, Suite 220, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: any lawful activity. #59199 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Rymat Holdings, LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/21/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: PO Box 241, Goldens Bridge, NY 10526. Principal business address: 10 Fox Den Ln, North Salem, NY 10560. Purpose: any lawful act. #59200

Peo wrap-up, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 1/2/14. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 248 Madison Rd. Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: any lawful activity #59201 Miweb, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/16/13. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to 458 W. 49 St. #1 New York, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful activity #59202 Chrome Fields Capital Management LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 12/24/13. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Chiping Cheung 4 Oak Ridge Ct. W. Harrison, NY 10604. Purpose: any lawful activity #59203 360 Ct Capitol LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/18/13. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Stuart Berg, Esq. 1 N. Broadway, Flr 10 White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: any lawful activity #59204 Notice is hereby given that an on-premise license, #TBA has been applied for by Brasserie Grand, Inc. d/b/a Tagine to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 118-120 Grand Street Croton-on-Hudson NY 10520. #59205 Notice is hereby given that an on-premise license, #TBA has been applied for by 10 Warburton Corp d/b/a Guapo to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 10 Warburton Avenue Yonkers NY 10701. #59206 Notice is hereby given that an on-premise license, #TBA has been applied for by S & R Food Corp. of Westchester d/b/a Cornucopia to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 935 Saw Mill River Road Ardsley NY 10502. #59207 Notice of Formation of SERMALEX, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/3/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Selznick & Company LLP, 145 Bedford Rd., Suite 201, Armonk, NY 10504. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #59208 MKDZ, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on /16/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Danielle Zackman & Murray Krasnoff, 114 Stonewall Cir., West Harrison, NY 10604. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59209

WESTCHESTER EXPORT CAPITAL, LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 09/26/2013. Office loc: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 08/23/2013. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 65 Court Street, Ste 4, White Plains, NY 10601. Address required to be maintained in DE: 16192 Coastal Highway Lewes DE 19958. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal St., Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59210 ECAP FOOD COMPANY LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 09/17/2013. Office loc: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 03/05/2013. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 65 Court Street, Ste 4, White Plains, NY 10601. Address required to be maintained in DE: 16192 Coastal Highway Lewes DE 19958. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal St., Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59211 Notice of Formation of KOUTROS PROPERTY, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/19/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 720 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603. Purpose: any lawful activity. #59212 Notice is hereby given that an on-premise license, #TBA has been applied for by The Lazy Boy Saloon & Ale House, LLC d/b/a Lazy Boy Saloon Lazy Boy Lounge to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in an on premises establishment with one additional bar. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 154 Mamaroneck Avenue White Plains NY 10601. #59213 Notice of Formation of JSC Enterprises, LLC Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/9/14. Offc. Loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 424 Garden Ave, Mount Vernon, NY 10553. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #59216 Route 17K Facilities, LLC Arts of Org. filed NY Secy of State (SSNY) 11/15/13. Office: Westchester Co. SSNY design. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy to c/o Stuart Berg, Esq. 1 North Broadway, 10th Flr. White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: any lawful activity #59217 Notice of Formation of LOCK STAR HOME IMPROVEMENTS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/8/13. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 102 Lake Road, Katonah, NY 10536. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. # 59156

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Westchester County Association

Coming in May!

FUELING INNOVATION in Westchester

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Biotech, medtech, and healthcare are now the economic engine in Westchester, which is aggressively seeking to attract the companies and industries of tomorrow to make their home here. To showcase the innovation taking place in Westchester as well as identify new areas of opportunity and growth, the Westchester County Association’s BLUEPRINT for Westchester has organized a dazzling two-day conference:

Health Tech ’14: Fueling Innovation in Westchester on May 7 and 8. This outstanding event is bringing together technology entrepreneurs, biotech start-ups, investment bankers, venture capitalists, researchers and academics, healthcare thought leaders and executives, and real estate professionals—all those with a stake in Westchester’s and the region’s future. Nationally renowned panelists and speakers will be on the program. Presentations from the county’s leading companies and organizations will, too. And the halls will be lined with all kinds of technological displays. “A conference of this magnitude is something new for Westchester,” notes Marissa Brett, executive director of economic development, Westchester County Association. “Last spring, when the BLUEPRINT presented the ‘Rethinking Westchester: A Blueprint for Smart Growth’ conference, it turned out to be a real game-changer. Heath Tech ‘14 will be an even bigger deal!” Stay tuned!


A Rosy Outlook According to Westchester’s COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE PROS Commercial real estate experts are bullish on Westchester. At a WCA Economic Development Task Force meeting, Howard Greenberg, Howard Properties; Glenn Walsh, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank; Bill Cuddy, CBRE; and Al Mirin, Cushman & Wakefield, cited recent deals and the expansion, renovation, and repurposing of 550,000 square feet of office space as a bellwether of the county’s ability to retain and attract business. The fastestgrowing segment is in the medical, technology, and life sciences

industries. “Westchester is well-positioned because we are well-priced, developers are willing to provide turnkey installations, and various healthcare sectors are consolidating,” said Walsh. Of course, demographics and lifestyle are also big factors. “We are repurposing, rezoning, and recycling for popular uses, which ultimately will lead to more jobs and more occupied space,” said Greenberg. “While we didn’t move the needle on office space in 2013, over half a million feet of commercial inventory stayed

off the market and millions are being spent on renovation work,” Greenberg pointed out. White Plains, Harrison, and additional communities are re-thinking some of the corporate office parks along the I-287 corridor, and are promoting mixed-used development there— including better housing for young professionals, after-work entertainment, and one-stopshopping medical centers for Westchester’s aging population, according to the panelists.

Above left: Al Mirin, Cushman & Wakefield; Glenn Walsh, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. Above right: Howard Greenberg, Howard Properties.

CAREER-LAUNCHING SECRETS FOR YPs FROM SUSAN FOX Westchester’s young emerging business leaders will meet February 5th with White Plains Hospital President Susan Fox who will provide insight about management and leadership at an exclusive event for WCA’s Young Professionals. Ms. Fox has a lot to share as one of the growing numbers of women in the nation who are assuming top-level positions in healthcare. “We’re really excited to provide this unique access for Young Professionals to meet and learn with Susan Fox in an intimate setting,” said Olivia Ecker, facilities coordinator at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and WCA’s YP Exec Board Chair. A long-time Westchester resident, Fox joined the White Plains Hospital team in 2010, bringing with her more than 25 years of experience in health management administration. In 2011, she was named executive vice president, then president in January, 2013. She works closely with the hospital’s Board of Directors, senior leadership team, and large physician community to strengthen the organization’s strategic direction and physician relationships, while striving to enhance the quality of care and patient experience at the hospital.

COMING UP Exclusively for Young Professionals Candid Conversations with Business Leaders Series: Susan Fox Co-hosted by WCA YP’s & White Plains Hospital Wednesday, February 5, 5:30 pm White Plains Hospital Auditorium 41 East Post Road, White Plains Limited Space Available Quarterly Networking Reception Hosted by WCA YP’s Open to All Tuesday, February 11, 5:30–7:30 pm Cooper’s Mill | Marriott 670 White Plains Road, Tarrytown Sponsor: Cooper’s Mill 2014 Partners: Westchester Chapter of NYS Society of CPAs, Westchester County Bar Association, Westchester Women’s Bar Association

For more information or to register for events: westchester.org or call 914.948.6444 To become a sponsor contact Tara Lavery, Events Manager, at tlavery@westchester.org or 914.948.4144.

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yan Hidalgo is riding a retail high. Ask the general manager of The Shops at Nanuet how the outdoor retail center is doing and you’ll likely get a nearly nonstop reply punctuated by a stream of “positives,” as in tenant response HIDALGO has been positive, customer reaction has been positive, sales have been positive. “We hit a home run,” Hidalgo said of the open-air center that opened Oct. 10. “Every month we have a new opening. In November, Regal Cinemas opened. In December, 24 Hour Fitness opened. Starbucks opened.” This month Sephora has joined the mix. Fairway Market opened in October and Hidalgo said the response to the specialty food store “blows away every expectation they had.” Hidalgo, who managed the Galleria mall in White Plains before taking on his post in 2007, said the retail

trio of fitness, groceries and movies is a major draw. “We want to be part of people’s daily lives. Everyone is strapped for time,” he said. By having a gym and a grocery store, “people can kill two birds with one stone.” He added that as The Shops at Nanuet expands its food offerings, shoppers will find “another reason to spend the day here. We’re an alternative to the enclosed mall. Shoppers feel like they’re on vacation.” Before it became an open-air venue, The Shops at Nanuet was the site of the Nanuet Mall. Opened in 1969, the beginning of a decade in retail that found thousands of enclosed malls opening across the nation, the Nanuet Mall eventually became a shell of its former self. In its death throes, the final nail in the Nanuet Mall’s coffin came in 1998 when the Palisades Center in West Nyack opened. The old mall holds memories for Hidalgo, whose first job was at the Disney Store. It’s also where he met his wife. In 2007, Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group “came aboard,” Hidalgo said. After several years of planning, construction began last year on the open-air design. With 100 percent of the center leased, and more openings such as Chicos and Lucky Brand in the offing, Hidalgo said by summer every space will be open for business. The shopping center is proving to be a draw for retailers

as well as shoppers. The Apple store, a longtime fixture at the Palisades Center, left the megamall to set up shop at the Nanuet site. Hidalgo said other defections are in the offing. Hidalgo said he is finding that the shopping center is also tapping northern New Jersey shoppers, especially on Sundays when Bergen County’s Blue Laws are in effect. While he doesn’t have hard numbers, Hidalgo said anecdotal information culled from parking lot security patrols shows roughly 25 percent of Sunday shoppers are from New Jersey. “We offer a great alternative to Routes 4 and 17.” Buoyed by core retail sales numbers nationwide, Hidalgo said his retailers did very well during Christmas. “But after Christmas it was ridiculous. The 26th was jammed. People weren’t coming just to return items, but to buy,” he said. Hidalgo said he and the Simon Property Group are not relaxing. “There’s always things we need to tweak. It’s learning the market.” Pointing to a winter fest that included singer Judith Hill as well as a tree lighting, Hidalgo said more events are planned for this year, including concerts and a wine and food festival. “We have to keep fine-tuning.”

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yes right!” is more than a military command to Renee Bachner. The optician and proprietor of Total Focus Eyewear in New City prides herself on providing the right glasses for each client’s eyes. Bachner also designs Renee’s Readers, an eyeglass line available in her store and online. A portion of each sale goes to the Alzheimer’s Association, a cause close to her heart. “The biggest change in the optical world is that reading distances have changed,” Bachner said. “We are reading from laptops, iPods, computer monitors and, for some, several monitors at various distances. “If you want your reading glasses to be as precise as possible, measure the distances where you do most of your reading and talk to your doctor about this when you get your eyes examined,” she advises. “Progressive lenses provide a gradual change in your prescription, usually suitable for three different working distances,” Bachner said. “But for long periods of time at one task, like at a computer monitor, a separate set might be more comfortable than the progressives.” Little children no longer cry at the prospect of wearing glasses. “Today’s glasses are chic and clients can choose from a fun selection, including leopard glasses,” she said.

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“Today’s glasses are chic and clients can choose from a fun selection, including leopard glasses.”

Renee Bachner examines some of the collection of her Renee’s Readers eyeglass designs.

“In fact, glasses can conceal flaws and enhance good points. It’s like wearing lipstick; a frame with a little red or peach automatically brightens. A blue frame brings out blue eyes. An angular frame adds contours that have a slimming effect on a full face.” She recalls an attorney client who had shopped around for precise needs. He had a long face, so she recommended glasses where the temples, the bar that goes behind the ear, were positioned on the top of the frame with a deep lens area, shortening the appearance of his face. “He looked really good and bought three pairs,” she said, “one of sunglasses and two for everyday use, the second as a back-up in case of loss.” She prides herself that Renee’s Readers

last and are therefore environmentally friendly, “not filling up the dumps with over-the-counter short-lived glasses,” she insists. For Bachner her business is a mid-life career. She spent two years at Hofstra and was later graduated from Lehigh University with a bachelor’s degree in business and economics. She then spent several years in the textile and fashion industry, which whetted her appetite for fashion. “My mom came from a family of tailors and we were always designing clothes,” she said. “I went back to school to become an optician. She received an Associate’s Degree in Ophthalmic Dispensing from the Interboro Institute in Manhattan and was licensed as an optician and qualified

to fit contact lenses. “I worked for several years in ophthalmology practices, fitting contact lenses, doing patient work, including refractions and testing,” she said. She got married and stayed home to raise three children. “When the youngest entered first grade, I went back to work for local chains as an optician before opening Total Focus Eyewear more than eight years ago. “The first years were difficult because my mother had Alzheimer’s and I had to leave the store at unpredictable times to care for her,” she recalls. “We didn’t recognize the problem at first, because my mother was a Holocaust survivor who was seized from Hungary and separated from her family at Auschwitz, never seeing them again. Like many Holocaust survivors, she developed some of the same lifelong paranoia that Alzheimer’s patients experience.” Bachner’s father was also a Holocaust survivor. Bachner developed a deep compassion for Alzheimer’s sufferers and their caregivers and gives a portion of proceeds from sales of Renee’s Readers to the Alzheimer’s cause. For more information, visit reneesreaders.com. Challenging Careers focuses on the exciting and unusual business lives of Hudson Valley residents. Comments or suggestions may be emailed to Catherine Portman-Laux at cplaux@optonline.net.

Leading region’s Realtors in 2014 The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors recently installed new officers to lead its 9,000-member industry group and its eight-county multiple listing service in 2014. Diane Cummins, branch manager of Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Katonah, was sworn in as president of HGAR and J. Philip Faranda, owner and principal broker of J. Philip Real Estate L.L.C. in Briarcliff Manor, stepped in as president of the association’s subsidiary, the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service. A broker in Westchester and Putnam counties for nearly 30 years, Cummins spent 15 years as a theatrical agent in New

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York City. She is a three-time winner of the Putnam County Realtor of the Year award and a past president of the former Putnam Association of Realtors. Cummins succeeds Katheryn DeClerck, of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty in Warwick, as HGAR president. A real estate broker since 1996, Faranda founded his own independent firm in 2005. He has been one of the top broker agents for transaction totals in Westchester since 2007. A frequent media commentator on the region’s real’s estate market, Faranda also serves as a director of the New York State Association of Realtors and 2014 chair-

man of the NYSAR Technology Forum. He writes the Westchester Real Estate Blog and the New York Short Sale Blog. Faranda succeeds Russ Woolley, of Wright Bros. Real Estate Inc. in Nyack, as president of the Hudson Gateway listing service, among the 50 largest multiple listing services in the U.S. Also installed as executive officers of Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors were: Drew Kessler, Country Sun Realty Ltd. in Garnerville, president-elect for 2015; John Lease III, John Lease Realtors in Newburgh, Orange County regional vice president; Jerry Lott, Century 21 Full Service Realty in New City, Rockland

County regional vice president; Barry Kramer, Westchester Choice Realty in Scarsdale, Westchester and Putnam regional vice president; Jennifer Maher, J. Philip Real Estate in Briarcliff Manor, Westchester and Putnam regional vice president, and Pamela Jones, Coldwell Banker Real Estate in White Plains, secretary-treasurer. Realtors also installed these Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service officers: Leah Caro, Bronxville-Ley Real Estate in Bronxville, vice president; Renee Zurlo, Better Homes and Gardens Rand Real Estate in Central Valley, treasurer; and Eileen Barrett, Houlihan Lawrence in Brewster, secretary.


GOOd HaPPening in anD ThInGS abOuT THe HuDsOn Valley “Literacy is an area that the Charitable Foundation feels strongly about,” said MaryRose Warcholak, foundation executive director. “The Ulster Literacy Association has a great track record of providing literacy services to areas throughout Ulster County. We’re pleased to know our grant will help them to expand their outreach in 2014.”

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nyack College held its annual Social Justice Day Luncheon, a traditional prelude to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Jan. 17 at the Nyack Seaport. The event recognized Leadership Rockland, a professional development program based in New City; the Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center in Spring Valley; and longtime Nyack entrepreneur and community leader Maria Luisa Whittingham, owner of Maria Luisa Boutique and ML by Maria Luisa. Donovan Richards Jr., a New York City councilman, also received special recognition as an emerging community leader. Richards, who studied at Nyack College, represents voters in Rosedale, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens, and Far Rockaway. M&T Bank, which served as the event’s corporate sponsor, recently presented the school with a $5,000 donation that continues to grow the 131-year-old college’s M&T Bank Minority Scholarship Fund established in 2004.

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A curated group exhibition featuring artworks inspired by the natural world, “Natural Selection(s),” has opened at the Delaware Arts Center Alliance Gallery (DVAA), 37 Main St., Narrowsburg. The exhibit will be on view through Feb. 15. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This exhibition includes a wide variety of artworks, all

influenced by nature in an assortment of media by 12 artists from throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, chosen from applications to DVAA’s 2014 Alliance Gallery program. “As gallery director, I am in the unique position of being able to see a wide variety of fresh, new work by many of our area’s talented artists,” Rocky Pinciotti said. “Each January, a visual theme ultimately evolves from the gallery submissions. This year there was a lively conversation of beauty, abstraction and focus on the many parts of the natural world. It became clear that these selected works should be exhibited together.” The exhibition features works by Beth Baylin, Jerry Cohen, Erin Dinan, Charles Farless, William Kooistra, Susan Miiller, Cindy Shechter, Ellen Silberlicht, David Soete, Carla Strozzieri, Alan Wood and Denis Yanashot. For more information, call (845) 252-7576 or visit ArtsAllianceSite.org.

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The ulster savings Charitable foundation in Kingston awarded a $9,500 grant to the Ulster Literacy Association (ULA) in support of its capacity building program. Since 1981, the ULA has helped nearly 5,000 adults improve their communications skills and certified thousands of literacy volunteers. The foundation grant will allow ULA to provide educational services to 25 adults that are on its 2014 waiting list.

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An HD cinema experience that captures the 2012 collaboration between Swiss choreographer Heinz Spoerli and the brilliant Hagen Quartett will be shown 2 p.m., Feb. 9 at Rosendale Theatre. Three great works of the quartet literature – Leos Janácek’s string quartet “Intimate Letters,” Antonín Dvorák’s “American Quartet” and Franz Schubert’s string quartet “The Death and the Maiden” – are the musical underpinnings for three original works by Spoerli danced by Ballet Zurich with Saltzburg’s famous Felsenreitschule as a backdrop. Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. For directions go to rosendaletheatre.org or call (845) 658-8989.

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Astor services for Children & families’ 2013 AdoptA-Family Program, with the support of generous donors, helped to make the recent holiday season warm and merry for some of Astor’s neediest children and families in the Rhinebeck area. More than 1,500 children and parents benefited from the tremendous outpouring of care and generosity by the community. Gifts were collected from workplace toy drives and churches and numerous companies and individuals “adopted” families or children and donated toys, home goods and other items. Some families and organizations adopted all the children in an entire Astor program, purchasing and delivering gifts and providing entertainment for them. “Many of the families in our programs are among some of the least fortunate in the community and I’m so happy that so many people responded to our outreach,” said Sam Lowe, program manager and coordinator of the Adopt-AFamily Program. Companies and organizations that supported Astor HV Biz • WCBJ • January 27, 2014

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this holiday season include Allstate Claims, Arbor Ridge, Avon, Bugaboo Creek, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Co., Chancellor-Livingston School, The Children’s Place, Clear Channel, Columbia University, CooperKatz & Company Inc., Corbally, Gartland & Rappleyea, CWA Local 1182, Department of Mental Hygiene, Dutchess County Chamber of Commerce, Faith Assembly of God, Gary DiMauro Real Estate, Health Quest, Houlihan Lawrence, HVFCU, IBM, Immaculate Conception Church, Javelin, John Jay Cheerleading, John Jay High School Senior Class, Key Bank, The KidzGiving Hunt Team, KirchhoffConsigli, Kohl’s Cares, Law Office of Adeline Malone, Marist College Teachers of Tomorrow, Marshall & Sterling Inc., MHMG, Millbrook School, Mondello Upstate Properties L.L.C., Mount Kisco Medical Group, The New York State Troopers, Paula Redmond Realty, Perkins Eastman, Poughkeepsie 7th Day Adventist School, Prudential Serls Real Estate, PURE, Red Hook Chamber of Commerce, Rhinebeck Bank, Rhinebeck High School Art Club, Ronald McDonald House, Rotary Club of Fishkill, Sacred Heart Youth Group, Southlands Foundation, St. Denis-St. Columba School, St. John’s Reformed Church, The Starr Company, TKG Consulting, Topical Biomedics, United Way of Dutchess and Orange County, W.B. Mason and Whiting and Turner. “I am in awe of the generosity and kindness of our donors who truly made this holiday season a memorable one for our children and their families,” said James McGuirk, Ph.D., Astor executive director and CEO.

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‘andrE CHEniEr’ kiCks oFF oPEra FEst imagine traveling to a realm of operatic magic and still stay close to home. This winter and spring Rosendale Theater, through a special arrangement with the Unitel Company, will bring a taste of Austria’s fantastisch Bregenz Festival. Three cinema HD experiences of operas captured live from the shore of Lake Constance and sung in their original languages with English subtitles will make their way to the theater: Umberto Giordano’s rarely seen “André Chénier” (2011), Mozart’s beloved “The Magic Flute” (2013) and Verdi’s grand “Aida” (2009). There is a special reduced price for this mini-festival: $12 for adults, $10 for members, $6 for patrons 12 years and under. Showtime is 2 p.m. For directions go to www. rosendaletheatre.org or call (845) 658-8989.

Famous for its floating stage, gorgeous outdoor setting, and striking multi-dimensional sets, the Bregenz Festival attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Begun in 1946 as an eccentric way of stimulating tourism after WWII the Festival has evolved into a major pilgrimage site for arts lovers. More recently the Festival’s outdoor theater and its production of Tosca was a location for a dramatic scene in the James Bond movie “Quantum of Solace.” “André Chénier, An Opera in Four Acts” opens the series Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. Sunday March 16 will bring “The Magic Flute” and May 18 will see the showing of “Aida.” For more information, please visit the Rosendale Theatre website at rosendaletheatre.org.

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The American Cancer society (ACS) Senior Director of Community Engagement Lillian Jones and ACS Senior Representative of Community Engagement John-Anthony Bruno present an award of appreciation to Orange Regional’s Vice President of Oncology Services and Outpatient Operations Sandra Iberger and Administrator of Oncology Services Regina Toomey-Bueno for the Hospital’s participation in the 2013 Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk. Orange Regional was a Flagship Sponsorship and its team of more than 350 walkers raised $40,000, $4,000 more than the prior year. (Pictured below)


FACTS& FIGURES on the record Hudson Valley Building Loans Below $1 million Cozad, Joseph, Washington, D.C., as owner. Lender: Rondout Savings Bank, Kingston. Property: 319 Wittenberg Road, Bearsville. Amount: $208,000. Filed Jan. 16.

Manchester Road Company L.L.C., Millbrook. Seller: Karen Joy Trama, Poughkeepsie. Property: in Millbrook. Amount: $115,000. Filed Jan. 13.

Doyle Realty L.L.C., Garden City. Seller: Anthonisen’s Poultry Farm Inc., Montgomery. Property: in Montgomery. Amount: $1 million. Filed Jan. 14.

DaTang Development L.L.C., Ottisville. Seller: Robert F. Skaretka, et al, Forest Hills. Property: 168 Route 211, Cuddebackville 12729. Amount: $155,000. Filed Jan. 14.

GBR Spofford Avenue L.L.C., Tarrytown. Seller: Donald C. Ward II, et al, Hudson. Property: in East Fishkill. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed Jan. 14.

EHG L.L.C., New York City. Seller: Jeffrey C. Peni, et al, Hopewell Junction. Property: in Beekman. Amount: $600,000. Filed Jan. 14.

Millbrook Brothers L.L.C., Bronxville. Seller: Carmine Judgments Joseph Sparacio, et al, Fresh Meadows. Property: in Wash- 511-517 North Street Inc., ington. Amount: $277,000. d.b.a. Michelangelo Pizzeria, Filed Jan. 15. Middletown. $1,031 in favor of the New York State Department National Residential Nomi- of Labor and the Department of nee Services Inc. Seller: Nam Taxation and Finance, Albany. C. Cho, Poughkeepsie. Prop- Filed Dec. 27. erty: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $266,000. Filed Jan. 16. All Brite Window Cleaning Company Inc., Saugerties. $384 Norwegian Builder and Ex- in favor of the New York State cavator L.L.C., Johnson. Seller: Department of Taxation and FiJennifer M. Smith, et al, Mid- nance, Albany. Filed Jan. 10. dletown. Property: 163 Excelsior Ave., Middletown 10940. Allstate Used Auto Parts Inc., Amount: $19,000. Filed Jan. 17. New Windsor. $1,359 in favor of the New York State DepartPilot Blue Hollow L.L.C., New ment of Taxation and Finance, York City. Seller: Diane Diach- Albany. Filed Jan. 2. ishin, Washingtonville. Property: in Wawarsing. Amount: Bag-O-Cats Music, Port Jervis. $40,000. Filed Jan. 15. $546 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation SRP Sub L.L.C., Charlotte N.C. and Finance, Albany. Filed Jan. 7. Seller: Jack Economou, Poughkeepsie. Property: 610 Sixth Benjamin Construction, SauRoad, East Fishkill. Amount: gerties. $842 in favor of the New $331,500. Filed Jan. 15. York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance DiState of New York Mortgage vision, Albany. Filed Jan. 10. Agency, New York City. Seller: Joseph Perales, et al, New- Berzal Enterprises Inc., Sauburgh. Property: 5 Black Stal- gerties. $6,110 in favor of the lion Court, Wallkill. Amount: New York State Department of $159,593. Filed Jan. 16. Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Jan. 10. U.S. Bank N.A. Seller: Jeffrey Rothschild, Pawling. Property: Blue Track Marble Inc., Mid1 Park Place, Poughkeepsie dletown. $1,445 in favor of the 12601. Amount: $310,500. Filed New York State Department of Jan. 14. Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Jan. 7. U.S. Bank N.A. Seller: Juliana LoBiondo, Newburgh. Property: Brother’s Electrical Services 10 Monitor Road, Poughkeepsie Inc., Newburgh. $1,031 in favor 12603. Amount: $338,000. Filed of the New York State DepartJan. 14. ment of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Vantium REO Capital Mar- Albany. Filed Dec. 27. kets L.P., Jersey City, N.J. Seller: Leonard Kessler, Slate Hill. Catskill Mountain Glass and Property: 323 State Highway Mirror Inc., Kingston. $286 in 284, Westtown 10998. Amount: favor of New York State Depart$241,924. Filed Jan. 17. ment of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Jan. 10.

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Giuliano, Guiseppe D., et al, New Rochelle, as owner. Lender: Jeff Bank, Jeffersonville. Prop- Below $1 million erty: 1058 S. Hill Road, Grahamsville. Amount: $95,000. Filed 181 Boyd L.L.C., MontgomJan. 13. ery. Seller: Walden Savings Bank, Montgomery. Property: O’Donnell and Sons Inc., as in Montgomery. Amount: owner. Lender: TEG Federal $750,000. Filed Jan. 16. Credit Union Property: in Wappinger. Amount: $338,000. Filed 4 Strack Road Realty L.L.C., Jan. 15. Goshen. Seller: Aldo Giunta, et al, Brooklyn. Property: in GosRogers, Michael, et al, Sau- hen. Amount: $50,000. Filed gerties, as owner. Lender: Mid- Jan. 17. Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Kingston. Property: 401K-Town L.L.C., Kingston. 34 Camelot Court, Saugerties Seller: Richard N. Knapp, et al, 12477. Amount: $214,500. Filed Kingston. Property: 21 Staples Jan. 14. St., Kingston 12401. Amount: $95,000. Filed Jan. 16. 733 Route 9 L.L.C., Hopewell Junction. Seller: Shree Sat Narayan Petroleum Corp., Wallkill. Property: in Fishkill. Amount: $820,000. Filed Jan. 14.

Items appearing in the Westchester County Business Journal’s On The Record section are compiled from various sources, including public records made available to the media by federal, state and municipal agencies and the court system. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, no liability is assumed for errors or omissions. In the case of legal action, the records cited are open to public scrutiny and should be inspected before any action is taken. Questions and comments regarding this section should be directed to: Bob Rozycki c/o Westfair Communications Inc. 3 Westchester Park Drive, Suite G7 White Plains, N.Y. 10604-3407 Phone: 694-3600 • Fax: 694-3680

ZMG Properties L.L.C., Chester. Seller: U.S. Bank N.A. Property: 21 Barcelow St., Port Jervis. Amount: $36,000. Filed Jan. 17.

Catskill Farms Inc., Eldred. Seller: Priscilla G. Lagno, et al, Hyde Park. Property: in Rhinebeck. Amount: $77,000. Filed Jan. 13.

AMD Enterprises Ltd., Montgomery. Seller: Marilee G. Worrell, Montgomery. Property: 162 Waters Edge, Montgomery 12549. Amount: $105,000. Filed Jan. 16. Bayview Loan Servicing L.L.C., Coral Gables, Fla. Seller: Hector L. Ponce, et al, Port Jervis. Property: 68 E. Main St., Port Jervis 12771. Amount: $189,052. Filed Jan. 17.

Equity Homes of New York Inc., Port Jervis. Seller: Frank Jichetti, Del Ray Beach, Fla. Property: in Goshen. Amount: $83,000. Filed Jan. 16. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. Seller: Judith L. Lubinsky, Campbell Hall. Property: 209 Beattie Road, Washingtonville 10992. Amount: $327,637. Filed Jan. 17. Federal National Mortgage Association. Seller: Miguel Baez, et al, Nanuet. Property: 49 Sayer Road, Blooming Grove 10914. Amount: $364,586. Filed Jan. 14. Greenbrier Condominium of Newburgh, Newburgh. Seller: REO Properties Two L.P., San Diego, Calif. Property: 20 Pierces Road, Unit 7D, Newburgh 12550. Amount: $40,000. Filed Jan. 14. Hudson Homestead Group L.L.C., Kingston. Seller: Mary R. Beckwith, Canterbury, N.H. Property: 199 Clifton Ave., Kingston 12401. Amount: $65,000. Filed Jan. 16.

Hudson Valley Community Center Inc., Poughkeepsie. Seller: The Jewish Community Center of Dutchess County Inc., Poughkeepsie. Property: 110 S. Grand Ave., Poughkeepsie. Amount: $775,000. Filed C and C Realty of Red Hook Jan. 14. L.L.C., Poughquag. Seller: Equity Trust Co. Property: in Red Hook. Amount: $320,000. Filed Hudson Valley Flyers Inc., Hyde Park. Seller: Benjamin Jan. 13. DeMagistris III, Brooksville, Fla. Property: in Plattekill. Amount: $40,000. Filed Jan. 15.

Ceasar Technical Solutions L.L.C., New Windsor. $1,031 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Dec. 27. Cherso Realty Inc., Greenwood Lake. $1,031 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Dec. 27. Ciao Bella of Warwick L.L.C., Warwick. $3,720 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Jan. 2. Craig Toth’s Golf Shop L.L.C., Warwick. $1,031 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Dec. 27. Crooklyn’s Finest Inc., Newburgh. $206 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Dec. 27. Cutting Edge Sharpening Service, Highland. $1,635 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Jan. 10. Diesel and Lutz L.L.C., Walden. $1,569 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Jan. 7. Don Oakley and Company Inc., Kingston. $1,532 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Jan. 10. Donato Design Inc., Accord. $361 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Jan. 10. East Coast Kiosk NYC Collection, Highland. $1,058 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Jan. 10.

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NEWSMAKERS plus awards and events Cancer Society names Cassese as officer Sandi Cassese, vice president of oncology services at Health Quest, has been named secretary of the national board of directors for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, a national nonprofit cancer advocacy organization. A graduate of The Charles E. Gregory School of Nursing, SUNY New Paltz and Sage Graduate School, Cassese has been a registered nurse since 1979. A leader within her industry, she helped the New York State Department of Health and the American Cancer Society develop a training program and curriculum to teach nurses clinical breast examination skills, among many other achievements. Cassese has spent the majority of her career working on projects focused on breast health. She worked for the Department of Defense, developing a breast health and screening program for the U.S. Army at West Point, Fort Drum, and Fort Monmouth, in conjunction with Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and served as the director of the HANYS Breast Cancer Demonstration Project, successfully obtaining a $1.6 million appropriation from the Federal government to work in partnership with hospitals and health care centers through New York State. In 2002, Cassese became the first oncology service line administrator at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, where she was later named vice president for oncology and ambulatory services, leading the Dyson Center for Cancer Care to its recognition as an American College of Surgeons Comprehensive Cancer Center Outstanding Achieve-

ment recipient. She also spearheaded the effort to attain the CEO Cancer Gold Standard through American Cancer Society; Vassar Brothers Medical Center received that accreditation in 2010. In addition, Cassese has been honored with several awards herself, including the National Capital Dome Award, Saint George National Award, and Athena Award. Cassese was also recently named president-elect of the American Cancer Society Eastern Division board of directors. She will begin that term in 2015.

Research director appointed IAN PORTELLI has been appointed to director of research and analytics at Health Quest in LaGrangeville. Portelli will head the clinical research division, supporting collaborative clinical research within Health Quest and its affiliates, as well as supporting quality improvement projects. Portelli has a Ph.D. in research and theory development from New York University, a Master’s in Sciences degree from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, with a specialization in pediatric biogenetics and oncology, a Bachelor in Sciences degree from the University of Malta and a European PCNS and RN licensure. For the past 15 years, he has held several research, management and clinical positions. Prior to moving to the United States, Portelli’s career in Malta, Ireland and the United Kingdom was largely focused on biogenetics and the interpretation of hematology oncology-related pharmacogenomics treatment for chelation in pediatrics. Upon moving to the U.S., he worked on securing federal funding for post-9/11 disaster relief and mitigation and, in 2004, joined New York University School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine. His experience has also incorporated work to secure funding from federal agencies and organizations, including Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, and the National Library of Medicine, among others. Portelli holds multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals, serving as a presenter and panelist at international emergency management conferences and

advising medicine boards. “His extensive background has given him a tremendous understanding of CQI (continuous quality improvement) metrics related to quality, risk and safety. He also has a true understanding of global public health, having worked on disaster-relief efforts over the years. The breadth and depth of his expertise will no doubt add a new dimension to our pursuit of excellence, and we look forward to his leadership,” said Ron Tatelbaum, chief medical officer, Health Quest.

Health Quest on TARGIT Health Quest has announced that it had enrolled 36 patients in the TARGIT-A breast cancer treatment trial, which originally started in March 2000. Health Quest is one of only seven organizations in the United States that had offered this trial, one of only two in New York state. There are 33 centers in 11 countries represented in the first trial. Health Quest is now preparing to participate in a two-year registry trial to study the effectiveness of this new protocol for treating patients with early stage breast cancer. The first study compared targeted intraoperative radiotherapy with whole breast radiotherapy for breast cancer with women ages 45 or older with invasive ductal breast carcinoma.

Angela Keleher, director and lead breast surgeon, Dyson Center for Cancer Care at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, and Dan Pavord, chief medical physicist at Health Quest.

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“The results of this trial have been extraordinary, and we look forward to securing greater participation for the next phase of this study. With this new approach to treating breast cancer, our patients can resume normal living after only one treatment. It has unquestionably transformed the lives of our patients, and we are confident that we are participating in something truly revolutionary in our field,” said Dan Pavord, assistant vice president for oncology services and chief medical physicist at Health Quest. For more information, contact The Dyson Center for Cancer Care at Health Quest at (845) 483-6500 or visit health-quest.org/ cancer.


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WARWICK VALLEY CHAMBER WINTER SOCIAL Wednesday, Jan. 29, at The Copper Bottom Restaurant, 162 N. Main St. in Florida will welcome Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce members for an after-hours business mixer from 6 to 8 p.m. This is an opportunity to meet, greet and socialize with business professionals from around the region in a refreshingly refined setting.. Each guest will receive a special discount offer from the restaurant and also be eligible to win a variety of raffles and prizes. Copper Bottom Restaurant chef and owner Kevin May said, “I am looking forward to hosting this exclusive gathering at my establishment. …” Cost is $10 for members, $20 for nonmembers. For more information or to make a reservation, call the chamber at (845) 9862720 or email info@warwickcc.org.

From left, Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michael Johndrow, board members Janine Dethmers and Kristen Weiss, and Copper Bottom Restaurant chef and owner Kevin May.

OC Partnership adds board members ALAN MARKS, chairman of the board of the Orange County Partnership, announced the addition of business professionals to the partnership board of directors. “Our newest members have consistently shown a commitment to economic development and their knowledge and skills will undoubtedly strengthen our ability to keep Orange County competitive,” said Marks. The new directors are DENNIS BARNETT, TIMOTHY P. CAWLEY, F. EDWARD DEVITT, JONAH MANDELBAUM and STEVEN NEUHAUS. Barnett is president of Propinquity Associates Business and Management Consulting. Barnett teaches undergraduate courses in organizational leadership at Marist College and the Culinary Institute of America. He has served on and chaired a number of corporate boards and recently chaired the

Orange County Capital Development Corp. that cultivated public/private partnerships to help entrepreneurs build their businesses in Orange County. Cawley is president and CEO of Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison Inc. Prior to being named president and CEO, Cawley was the senior vice president of central operations for Con Ed. Cawley recently served on the board of directors of the South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corp. Devitt, a lifelong resident of Orange County, is the founder and broker of Devitt Real Estate specializing in land subdivisions and the development of single-family dwellings and apartment complexes to contribute to the growth of the village of Montgomery. Additionally, Devitt founded numerous county-based corporations, including Devitt Management & Associates, Winding Hills

Golf Course and Springhouse Apartments. Mandelbaum, CEO of Warwick Properties Inc., a development corporation, nurtured his love for building through his involvement in a family-owned cabinet business. In 1984, Mandelbaum moved to Warwick and established MJJ Builders, which built single‐family homes. In 1995, he expanded into building affordable multifamily housing for senior citizens. In addition to Warwick Properties, Mandelbaum is CEO of MJJ Builders Corp. and Devon Management. Neuhaus was elected Orange County Executive in November 2013. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount St. Mary College and his master’s degree in public administration from Marist College. As Chester town supervisor and councilman and vice president of special projects for Taylor Recycling, Neuhaus has management experience in both the public and private sectors.

Joint venture Hudson Valley’s FORECAST TRADING GROUP (FTG) and TIF FUND MANAGEMENT L.L.C. (TIFFM) have launched a joint venture in which FTG’s active futures management will be included as a trading strategy in Triumph Fund’s diversified share class or for greater transparency and daily liquidity, properly qualified investors may prefer to open a separate managed account , according to James S. Moore, managing director of FTG. FTG actively trades a variety of highly liquid commodity futures, options and currency markets. The management teams at FTG and TIFFM combine to bring more than 80 years of dealing and risk-management experience to investors. The minimum investment is $500,000 and limited to qualified eligible persons in accordance with CFTC Regulation 4.7.

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FACTS&FIGURES Fetzer Electric L.L.C., Wallkill. $6,123 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Jan. 7. Filippo Auto Imports Inc., Kerhonkson. $4,092 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Jan. 10. Fyndine L.L.C., d.b.a. Josephine’s Bistro, Circleville. $1,031 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Dec. 27.

JR2K, Saugerties. $22,672 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Jan. 10. JT Landscaping and Irrigation Corp., Monroe. $1,515 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Jan. 7. Jubb’s Longevity Inc., Woodstock. $1,197 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Jan. 10. Keystone Construction Clerks and Managers Inc., Newburgh. $1,031 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Dec. 27.

Grand Lodge of New York Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Highland. $677 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Jan. 10. La Mesera Inc., Newburgh. $4,858 in favor of the New York Healthcare Recovery Man- State Department of Taxation agement Inc., Middletown. and Finance, Albany. Filed Jan. 2. $1,031 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and Manufacturers Supply Chain the Department of Taxation and Partners Inc., d.b.a. VersaFinance, Albany. Filed Dec. 27. pack, Tuxedo Park. $1,970 in favor of the New York State Hopewell Mart Inc., Highland. Department of Taxation and Fi$284 in favor of the New York nance, Albany. Filed Jan. 7. State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Divi- Marcelle Transport Inc., sion, Albany. Filed Jan. 10. Highland. $2,659 in favor of the New York State Department of Inn at the Ridge Inc., Wallkill. Labor Unemployment Insur$983 in favor of the New York ance Division, Albany. Filed Jan. State Department of Taxation 10. and Finance, Albany. Filed Jan. 10. Maria’s Cleaning Company Inc., Maybrook. $6,013 in favor Jeff Tisman Photography of the New York State DepartInc., Kerhonkson. $1,335 in ment of Taxation and Finance, favor of the New York State De- Albany. Filed Jan. 2. partment of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Jan. 10. Mariano Tab Inc., d.b.a. Take A Break, Tuxedo Park. $572 Jessi Diner Inc., d.b.a. Jessi’s in favor of the New York State Mexican American Diner, Department of Taxation and FiNewburgh. $148 in favor of the nance, Albany. Filed Jan. 7. New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Njoi Event Designs Inc., NewFiled Jan. 7. burgh. $182 in favor of the New York State Department of TaxaJoshua of Ulster Develop- tion and Finance, Albany. Filed ment Corp., Port Ewen. $1,646 Jan. 2. in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Fi- NMC of Pinebush Inc., nance, Albany. Filed Jan. 10. Bloomingburg. $511 in favor of New York State Department of Joy Transportation L.L.C., Taxation and Finance, Albany. Middletown. $1,171 in favor of Filed Jan. 2. the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Jan. 2.

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Party Place USA Inc., Middletown. $1,996 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Jan. 2. Platinum Construction Corp., Middletown. $535 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Jan. 7. Posa Posa Too Inc., Monroe. $3,090 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Jan. 7. Primo Sports Park L.L.C., Florida. $1,031 in favor of New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Dec. 27. Priority One IT Inc., Newburgh. $133 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Jan. 2.

Scotchtown Lawn Care, GosLis Pendens hen. $3,720 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed The following filings indicated a legal action has been initiated, Jan. 7. the outcome of which may affect the title to the property listed. Sculley’s Tavern, Rock Tavern. $2,732 in favor of the New York State Department of Acken, Jeffrey J., et al. Filed by Taxation and Finance, Albany. Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortFiled Jan. 2. gage to secure $246,489 affecting property located at 1 Sucato Servo Communications Drive, Poughkeepsie 12601. Inc., d.b.a. Cyberizone, New- Filed Dec. 23. burgh. $611 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Alliegro, James, et al. Filed by Ulster Savings Bank. Action: Filed Jan. 2. seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified Steele Fuels Marketing Inc., amount affecting property lod.b.a. City Mart, Newburgh. cated at 22 Promise Lane, Salt $1,538 in favor of the New Point 12578. Filed Dec. 31. York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Bailey, Cindy-Lee, aka CindyFiled Jan. 2. Lee Dorcely, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust The Little Black Kat Inc., New Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on Paltz. $238 in favor of the New a mortgage to secure $238,943 York State Department of Taxa- affecting property located at tion and Finance, Albany. Filed 4 Bradner Ave., Middletown Jan. 10. 10940. Filed Sept. 17.

Burns, Todd, et al. Filed by Federal National Mortgage Association. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $152,719 affecting property located at 10 Peter Cooper Drive, Poughkeepsie 12601. Filed Dec. 27.

Banks, Gaetan A., et al. Filed by Green Tree Servicing L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $359,650 affecting property located at 8 Belleford Road, Beacon 12508. Filed Dec. 26.

D’Silva, Mary J., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $323,000 affecting property located at 55 N. Clove Road, Verbank 12585. Filed Dec. 20.

PW Kaufman General Contracting, Saugerties. $2,015 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Fi- The Lynx at River Bend Gold nance, Albany. Filed Jan. 10. Club Inc., Port Jervis. $515 in favor of the New York State DeRetrofoam Inc., Chester. partment of Taxation and Fi$1,031 in favor of the New York nance, Albany. Filed Jan. 2. State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Todd and Nicole PNT L.L.C., Finance, Albany. Filed Dec. 27. Chester. $13,950 in favor of the New York State Department of Ricketson Bro Inc., New Paltz. Taxation and Finance, Albany. $548 in favor of the New York Filed Jan. 7. State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Divi- Ultimate Auto Inc., Highsion, Albany. Filed Jan. 10. land. $4,177 in favor of the New York State Department of River Valley Antiques Inc., Taxation and Finance, Albany. Montgomery. $8,514 in favor Filed Jan. 10. of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Universal Medical DistribuAlbany. Filed Jan. 2. tion Inc., Cornwall. $981 in favor of the New York State Rock Star Rodeo L.L.C., Sau- Department of Taxation and Figerties. $1,993 in favor of the nance, Albany. Filed Jan. 7. New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Villa Rosa Restaurante Inc., Filed Jan. 10. Monroe. $1,031 in favor of the New York State Department of Saugerties Pizza Inc., d.b.a. Vil- Labor and the Department of lage Pizzeria, Saugerties. $7,134 Taxation and Finance, Albany. in favor of the New York State Filed Dec. 27. Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Jan. 10. VL General Contracting Inc., Middletown. $1,031 in favor of Savory Enterprises Inc., d.b.a. the New York State Department The Savory Grill, Highland Mills. of Labor and the Department of $1,031 in favor of the New York Taxation and Finance, Albany. State Department of Labor and Filed Dec. 27. the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Dec. 27.

Barrett, Maria T., et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $224,000 affecting property located at 108 W. End Road, Wappingers Falls 12590. Filed Dec. 23. Billeci, George, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 77 W. Main St., Port Jervis 12771. Filed Sept. 18. Buhr, Johann, et al. Filed by EverBank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $304,000 affecting property located at 1920 Route 213, Rifton 12471. Filed Jan. 10. Bunn, James E., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $143,500 affecting property located at 73 N. Clinton St., Poughkeepsie. Filed Dec. 19.

Cecil, James, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $250,705 affecting property located at 52 Deer Ridge Road, Wingdale 12594. Filed Dec. 31. Conners, Brian D., et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $195,000 affecting property located at 9 Wickes Lane, New Hamburg 12590. Filed Dec. 18. Curro, Gina M., et al. Filed by Emigrant Mortgage Company Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $233,130 affecting property located at 5205 Chelsea Cove Drive North, Hopewell Junction. Filed Dec. 20.

Daniels, Meryl, et al. Filed by Federal National Mortgage Association. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $288,900 affecting property located at 34 Violet Place, Rhinebeck 12572. Filed Dec. 18. Dawson, Teresa, et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $173,740 affecting property located at 5888 S. Elm Ave., Millerton 12546. Filed Dec. 18. Day, Melissa, et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $188,000 affecting property located at 167 Sylvan Lake Road, Hopewell Junction 12533. Filed Dec. 27. De Vito, Carissa, et al. Filed by The Bank of New York Mellon. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $235,000 affecting property located at 66 Clark St., Poughkeepsie 12601. Filed Dec. 19.


Dibella, John R., et al. Filed by Ocwen Loan Servicing L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $300,000 affecting property located at 38 Brandywine Road, Rock Tavern 12575. Filed Sept. 18.

Garnot, Francis M. Jr., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $265,500 affecting property located at 1 Birch Drive, Fishkill 12524. Filed Dec. 30.

Javed, Muhammed I., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $280,000 affecting property located at 11 Stonehedge Ave., New Paltz 12561. Filed Jan. 14.

DiFrancia, Gary A., et al. Filed by RBS Citizens N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $408,300 affecting property located at 2 Winter Park Drive, East Fishkill. Filed Dec. 19.

Gigli, Victoria V., et al. Filed by Central Mortgage Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $351,000 affecting property located at 9 Salem Road, Fishkill 12524. Filed Dec. 20.

Kahlke, Kenneth R., et al. Filed by Federal National Mortgage Association. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $164,451 affecting property located at 36 Midland Ave., Central Valley 10917. Filed Sept. 18.

Donato, Mildred M., et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $270,500 affecting property located at 48 Kleitz Ave., Highland Falls 10928. Filed Sept. 18.

Harley, Jessica J., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $359,650 affecting property located at 320 Howells Turnpike, Middletown 10940. Filed Sept. 17.

Downes, Kevin, et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $645,449 affecting property located at 55 Rodeo Drive, Hopewell Junction 12533. Filed Dec. 18. Dugan, William, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 17 Freeman Avery Road, Olivebridge 12461. Filed Jan. 14. Ellis, David, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $147,000 affecting property located at 250 Beechwood Ave., 25B, Poughkeepsie 12601. Filed Dec. 23. Esparra, Antonio, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $99,200 affecting property located at 270 Concord Lane, Middletown 10940. Filed Sept. 17. Feuer, Paul, et al. Filed by Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 15 Troy Lane, Highland 12528. Filed Jan. 10. Friedlander, Isreal, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $67,830 affecting property located at 4 Kahan Drive, 111, Monroe 10950. Filed Sept. 17.

Kruse, Kenneth W., et al. Filed by EverBank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $208,000 affecting property located at 29 W. Pine Road, Staatsburg 12580. Filed Dec. 30.

Marallo, Adria, aka Adria V. Ernst, individually and as executrix of the estate of Virginia Marallo, et al. Filed by M&T Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $72,000 affecting property located at 99 Kuhnle, Kurt, et al. Filed by Highland Ave., Kingston 12401. Bank of America N.A. Action: Filed Jan. 16. seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $188,000 affect- Mastro, William L., et al. Filed ing property located at 36 Vero by M&T Bank. Action: seeks Drive, Poughkeepsie 12603. to foreclose on a mortgage to Filed Dec. 20. secure $154,000 affecting property located at 426 N. Elting Larson, Karl, et al. Filed by Corners Road, Lloyd 12528. Bank of America N.A. Action: Filed Jan. 16. seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $295,000 affecting Metzger, Mark J., et al. Filed by property located at 48 Mayfield Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: Estates, Saugerties 12477. Filed seeks to foreclose on a mortJan. 13. gage to secure $417,000 affecting property located at 1 WilLeonard, Lisa, et al. Filed by low Bend, Poughkeepsie 12601. The Bank of New York. Action: Filed Dec. 27. seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $250,000 affecting Michael, Dean, et al. Filed by property located at 61 Clover U.S. Bank Trust N.A. Action: St., West Hurley 12491. Filed seeks to foreclose on a mortgage Jan. 16. to secure $800,000 affecting property located at 246 Clinton Leonard, Risa A., et al. Filed Corners Road, Clinton Corners by Weichert Financial Services. 12514. Filed Dec. 18. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspeci- Mora, Juan E., et al. Filed by fied amount affecting property Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: located at 31 Janet St., Kingston seeks to foreclose on a mort12401. Filed Jan. 15. gage to secure $284,650 affecting property located at 217-219 Leplon, Jorge, et al. Filed by Highland Ave., Middletown The Bank of New York Mellon. 10940. Filed Sept. 17. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $85,500 af- Moran, Shawn P., individufecting property located at 10 ally and as administrator of the Locust St., Newburgh 12550. estate of James Moran, et al. Filed Sept. 17. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a Lopez, Manuel A., et al. Filed mortgage to secure $111,000 by Federal National Mortgage affecting property located at 21 Association. Action: seeks to Terry Ave., Newburgh 12550. foreclose on a mortgage to se- Filed Sept. 17. cure $172,500 affecting property located at 7-9 Wisner Place, Ofeldt, Ronald E., et al. Filed Middletown 10940. Filed Sept. by Federal National Mortgage 17. Association. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to seLyman, John P., et al. Filed by cure $76,800 affecting propDeutsche Bank National Trust erty located at 19 Hillside Trail, Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on Monroe 10950. Filed Sept. 17. a mortgage to secure $307,000 affecting property located at 11 Overbaugh, Mary, et al. Filed Breeze Hill Road, New Hamp- by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a ton 10958. Filed Sept. 18. mortgage to secure $119,353 afMackey, Beverly M., et al. Filed fecting property located at 638 by Green Tree Servicing L.L.C. Route 212, Saugerties 12477. Action: seeks to foreclose on a Filed Jan. 14.

Kelly, John W., et al. Filed by Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $359,650 affecting property located at 1 Whalesback Road, Red Hook 12571. Filed Harrer, Brian S., et al. Filed by Dec. 18. Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage Kemmerer, John M., et al. to secure $178,500 affecting Filed by Bank of America N.A. property located at 81 Cedar St., Action: seeks to foreclose on a Kingston 12401. Filed Jan. 16. mortgage to secure $250,000 affecting property located at 365 Hayes, Ron W., et al. Filed by Shuman Road, Stanfordville M&T Bank. Action: seeks to 12581. Filed Dec. 20. foreclose on a mortgage to secure $150,000 affecting prop- Kime, Richard L. Jr., et al. erty located at 131 Route 44, Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: Millerton 12546. Filed Dec. 24. seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $172,500 affecting Heiney, Marlene, et al. Filed property located at 287 Lauren by Nationstar Mortgage L.L.C. Tice Road, Saugerties 12477. Action: seeks to foreclose on a Filed Jan. 13. mortgage to secure $334,875 affecting property located at Kirk, Elizabeth M., et al. Filed 63 South St., Marlboro 12542. by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Filed Jan. 13. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $291,550 afHolmes, Melissa, et al. Filed by fecting property located at 1430 BAC Home Loans Servicing L.P. Burlingham Road, Pine Bush Action: seeks to foreclose on a 12566. Filed Jan. 15. mortgage to secure $50,000 affecting property located at 904 Kirker, Kelsey Ann, as execuParr Meadow Drive, Unit 9-D, trix of the estate of the late SteNewburgh 12550. Filed Sept. 17. phen Flick, et al. Filed by RBS Citizens N.A. Action: seeks to Hortz, Donna Sagan, et al. foreclose on a mortgage to seFiled by Wells Fargo Bank cure $239,920 affecting properN.A. Action: seeks to foreclose ty located at 38 Roxanne Blvd., on a mortgage to secure an Highland 12528. Filed Jan. 13. unspecified amount affecting property located at 94 Rob- Kleinman, Joel, Orange Counbins Road, Middletown 10940. ty commissioner of finance, as Filed Sept. 17. administrator of the estate of Venice G. Eckerson, et al. Filed Hunt, Christopher, et al. Filed by OneWest Bank F.S.B. Action: by The Bank of New York Mel- seeks to foreclose on a mortgage lon. Action: seeks to foreclose on to secure $463,125 affecting a mortgage to secure $307,000 property located at 63 Califoraffecting property located at 196 nia Ave., Middletown 10940. mortgage to secure $131,825 afSmith Road, Poughkeepsie 126- Filed Sept. 18. fecting property located at 469 3. Filed Dec. 27. Route 212, Saugerties 12477. Filed Jan. 16.

Perez, Gabino, et al. Filed by PennyMac Loan Services L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $132,800 affecting property located at 391 First St., Newburgh 12550. Filed Sept. 17. Perrone, Douglas, et al. Filed by Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $209,605 affecting property located at 36 Meredith Lane, Pine Bush 12566. Filed Jan. 16. Plate, Nando A., et al. Filed by Ocwen Loan Servicing L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $252,000 affecting property located at 148 Saint Andrews Road, Walden 12586. Filed Sept. 17. Pulitano, Frank, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $331,500 affecting property located at 48 Stowe Drive, Poughquag 12570. Filed Dec. 27. Pumarejo, Irma, et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $244,625 affecting property located at 45 Dorothy Heights, Wappinger Falls 12590. Filed Dec. 19. Quinones, Debra A., et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $164,000 affecting property located at 142 Fries Lane, Walden 12586. Filed Sept. 17. Racic, Barbara A., et al. Filed by Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $83,000 affecting property located at 223 Henry St., Glenham. Filed Dec. 18. Richardson, John H., et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $142,000 affecting property located at 87 N. Hamilton St., Poughkeepsie 12601. Filed Dec. 31. Richardson, Shaquawn O., et al. Filed by RBS Citizens N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $145,825 affecting property located at 41 Main St., Sparrowbush 12780. Filed Sept. 18.

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FACTS&FIGURES Riina, Dominick J., et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $417,600 affecting property located at 1639/1641 Route 55, LaGrangeville 12540. Filed Dec. 27.

Sherman, Lisa Marie, et al. Filed by Santander Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $210,600 affecting property located at 26 Clinton Heights, Salt Point 12578. Filed Dec. 23.

Vitti, Adam F., et al. Filed by Residential Credit Solutions Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $194,089 affecting property located at 25 Kinry Road, Poughkeepsie 12603. Filed Dec. 23.

Golf Plaza Inc., as owner. $10,020 as claimed by Barger and Miller Engineering and Land Surveying P.C., Wappingers Falls. Property: 64-68 Creek Road, Poughkeepsie. Filed Jan. 17.

Roca, George B., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $160,000 affecting property located at 194 Highland Ave., Marlboro 12542. Filed Jan. 14.

Smith, Kevin R., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $160,000 affecting property located at 16 Vincent Drive, Middletown 10940. Filed Sept. 17.

Walker, Peter S., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $176,000 affecting property located at 40 Simmons Drive, Woodstock 12498. Filed Jan. 15.

Hudson River Valley L.L.C., Lake Katrine, as owner. $46,316 as claimed by H.T. Lyons Inc., Halfmoon. Property: 300 Grant Ave., Lake Katrine 12449. Filed Jan. 13.

Rodrigues, Paul, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $418,500 affecting property located at 118 Smith Road, Poughkeepsie 12603. Filed Dec. 23.

Spennacchio, Sam C., et al. Filed by PHH Mortgage Corp. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $314,000 affecting property located at 264 Lauer Road, Poughkeepsie 12603. Filed Dec. 20.

Wallace, R. Mark, et al. Filed by RBS Citizens N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $185,250 affecting property located at 60 Delaware Road, Newburgh 12550. Filed Sept. 17.

R.J.A. Holding Inc., as owner. $1,275 as claimed by Battoflia Lanza Architectural Group P.C., Fishkill. Property: 55 Meyers Corners Road, Wappinger. Filed Jan. 17.

Roe, William S., et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $189,225 affecting property located at 44 Legion Road, Poughkeepsie 12601. Filed Dec. 18.

Stram, Craig M., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $220,000 affecting property located at 1 Bristol Drive, Pleasant Valley 12569. Filed Dec. 26.

Rothstein, Paul, et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 47 John St., Middletown 10940. Filed Sept. 18.

Sun, Chuang, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 330 Pancake Hollow Road, Highland 12528. Filed Santoro, Frank D., executor Jan. 15. of the estate of the late Frank G. Santoro, et al. Filed by Wells Ury, David, et al. Filed by Alice Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks Linge and Robert Linge. Action: to foreclose on a mortgage to seeks to foreclose on a mortgage secure $862,500 affecting prop- to secure $179,450 affecting erty located at 29 Strawberry property located in Shandaken. Hill Road, Pawling 12564. Filed Filed Jan. 15. Dec. 19. Valk, Rebecca A., et al. Filed by Scaglione, John, et al. Filed Federal National Mortgage Asby Green Tree Servicing L.L.C. sociation. Action: seeks to foreAction: seeks to foreclose on a close on a mortgage to secure mortgage to secure $277,000 af- $171,000 affecting property lofecting property located at 758 cated at 20 Russett Road, PoughManning Road, Middletown keepsie 12601. Filed Dec. 30. 10940. Filed Sept. 18. Van Buskirk, Myrtle T., et al. Scavo, Lucia, et al. Filed by Filed by Nationstar Mortgage Morequity Inc. Action: seeks to L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreforeclose on a mortgage to se- close on a mortgage to secure cure $195,000 affecting proper- $442,500 affecting property ty located at 195 N. Puttcorners located at 124 E. Fallkill Road, Road, New Paltz 12561. Filed Hyde Park 12538. Filed Dec. 27. Jan. 16. Viapiano, Michael, et al. Filed Shaughnessy, Patrick J., et al. by Bank of America N.A. AcFiled by HSBC Bank USA N.A. tion: seeks to foreclose on a Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $308,750 mortgage to secure $236,250 affecting property located at 5 affecting property located at 99 Fenwood Drive, Pawling 12564. Old Mill Road, Wallkill 12589. Filed Dec. 27. Filed Sept. 17.

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Walsh, Thomas J., et al. Filed New Businesses by Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $182,000 affect- This paper is not responsible for ing property located at 19 Alli- typographical errors contained son Drive, Pawling 12564. Filed in the original filings. Dec. 23. Wood, Jennifer J., et al. Filed by Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $158,000 affecting property located at 2810 New Prospect Road, Pine Bush. Filed Jan. 14. Worth, Yvonne P., aka Yvonne P. Willis, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $225,000 affecting property located at 267 Route 32 South, New Paltz 12561. Filed Jan. 10. Zerbo, Jena Marie, et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 62 Sanita Road, Pawling 12531. Filed Dec. 20.

Mechanic’s Liens 157 Grey Court L.L.C., as owner. $13,815 as claimed by M Quality Electric and Security Inc., Spring Valley. Property: 157 Greycourt Road, Chester 10918. Filed Jan. 17.

Doing Business As Autos by Joseph Inc., d.b.a. Nicky D. Towing and Recovery, 354 Vineyard Ave., Highland 12528. Filed Jan. 10.

Sole Proprietorships

J and J Community, 101 Monhagean Ave., Middletown 10940, c/o Jozeth Steele. Filed st 1 Class Pharmacy Transport, Aug. 26. 34 Horseshoe Way, Middletown 10940, c/o Alberto Lopez. Filed Kaiyem Productions, 242 First Aug. 27. St., Newburgh 12550, c/o Harvel Mayshack. Filed Aug. 26. Alora Laser Spa, 45 S. Main St., Florida 10921, c/o Patricia RiLuxure Life, 10 Papuli Terrace, vas. Filed Aug. 26. Marlboro 12542, c/o Brian J. Clark. Filed Jan. 16. Bearkill Hollow Farm, 147 Upper Grand St., Highland 12528, c/o Timothy M. Consi- Maryam’s Books, 4 Kahan Drive, Unit 202, Monroe dine. Filed Jan. 10. 10950, c/o Simon Gertner. Filed Aug. 26. Bluestone Roasting Co., 138 Partition St., Saugerties 12477, c/o Michael J. Hom. Mid-Hudson Unlimited, 250 Old Route 32, Saugerties 12477, Filed Jan. 10. c/o Solomon A. Latham. Filed Jan. 16. Caffe Macchiato, 99 Liberty St., Newburgh 12550, c/o Sabitri Mike Garrity’s Maintenance, Pantoja. Filed Aug. 26. P.O. Box 233, Tillson 12486, c/o Michael E. Garrity II. Filed Carrillo Landscaping, 112 Jan. 13. Second St., Connelly 12417, c/o Jesus Carrillo Romero. Filed MMCCDB, 56 Cherry Hill Jan. 14. Road, Accord 12404, c/o Michael P. McClatchy. Filed Jan. 14. Complete Home Solutions, 110 Half Moon Road, Highland 12528, c/o Laura Fennimore. Our Saviour, 119 Canal St., Unit 2, Ellenville 12428, c/o Filed Jan. 14. Adam L. Negron. Filed Jan. 14.

Concrete Numbers, P.O. Box 402, New Paltz 12561, c/o Susan Pluminessence, 702 Route Cranky Frankie’s Inc., d.b.a. Molly Rausch. Filed Jan. 13. 44/55, Highland 12528, c/o BryTavern at the Gunk, 38 Counant K. Jensen. Filed Jan. 15. try Club Road, Ellenville 12428. Corner Cupboard, 1 Tinker Filed Jan. 14. St., Woodstock 12498, c/o Dawn Salsa Maria Restaurant, 1989 Route 9W, Milton 12547, c/o Seivers. Filed Jan. 14. Flow Lounge Inc., d.b.a. LiDaniela Castro Jarquin. Filed quor Barn, 138 Smith Ave., Jan. 13. Creative Construction, 32 CaKingston 12401. Filed Jan. 14. nimi Way, Kingston 12401, c/o Nicholas M. Provenzano. Filed Seth Rubin Studio, 922 AshoWater Star Enterprise Inc., Jan. 16. kan Road, Kingston 12401, c/o d.b.a. Mid Hudson Buffet, Seth David Rubin. Filed Jan. 15. 1116 Ulster Ave., Kingston D.O.B.A. Property Services, 12401. Filed Jan. 10. 44 Washington St., Middletown SJH Trucking, P.O. Box 355, 10940, c/o Thomas E. Grazier. Freetown Highway, Modena Woodstock Animal Rights Filed Aug. 27. 12548, c/o Stephen James Movement Inc., d.b.a. WoodHecht. Filed Aug. 26. stock Feral Cat Project, 58 Van Dale Road, Woodstock 12498. Garone’s Lawn and Land- Standard ATE Co., 89 N. scape, 199 Bedell Ave., ClinFiled Jan. 16. tondale 12515, c/o Michael A. Putt Corners Road, New Paltz 12561, c/o John J. McCarty. Garone. Filed Jan. 16. Filed Jan. 13.

Partnerships

Hand’s Face and Body, 1085 Flatbush Road, Kingston Valerie Linet LCSW, 1051 Mindful Living Space, 304 12401, c/o Denise M. Hand. Cold Brook Road, Boiceville 12412, c/o Valerie A. Linet. Wall St., Kingston 12401, c/o Filed Jan. 15. Filed Jan. 16. Rafael A. Perez, Frederic G. Harris, and Denise Sherman. Filed homeRefresh Services, 223 Jan. 16. Smith Ave., Kingston 12401, ZPH Construction, 25 Spring c/o Martin Ernst Bruhn. Filed St., Kingston 12401, c/o Zachary P. Hazirjian. Filed Jan. 13. PharmFresh, 7 Clovewood Jan. 15. Road, High Falls 12440, c/o Barbara L. Swing and Dana F. Bennet. Filed Jan. 15.


FACES& PLACES power points What makes a woman powerful? Being authentic, understanding that perception – of herself and others – is key to success and finding the right balance. Those were some of the thoughts gleaned at Westfair’s “Powerful Women in Finance” event held Jan. 16 at The College of New Rochelle. The featured panelists were: Suni Harford, a managing director and regional head of markets for North America for Citigroup; Carla Harris, vice chairman, global wealth management, managing director and senior client adviser at Morgan Stanley; and Peyton R. Patterson, president and CEO of Bankwell Financial Group. Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson, a partner in the advertising and public relations firm of Thompson & Bender, was the moderator. Photographs by Bob Rozycki 1. Suni Harford, CNR President Judith Huntington, Carla Harris and Peyton Patterson. 2. Tanya Thomas of Coller Capital and Kim Bianca Williams of VCL Consulting Group Inc. 3. Dr. Scott Newman, Kerri McPhillips, Velislava Kirilova and Jessica Vespertino, all from Body by Dr. Newman/The Aesthetic Laser Group. 4. Keyes Clemmer and Maria Valente, both of Chocolations. 5. John Ritacco of CMS Bank, Rick Rakow of Rakow commercial Realty Group and Sue Cole of Cole Communications. 6. Steve Spiro and Robert Ramos, both from Insperity. 7. Annamaria Macciocco, Tina Sacchetti, Gina DeVito, Elsa Dellill, Nanci Gunthert and Gina Cappelli, all of Forme. 8. Diane Cocozzo of CMS Bank, Rhonda Shaw, Elaine Hutchinson and Dionne Pulcinella, all of RBS, and Stephanie Melowsky of CMS Bank. 9. Jean Swanson of You Can Do It Coach and Kat McKee of Co-Communications. 10. Marni Robin of Robin Law Firm, Laura Keuhn of Merrill Lynch and Doris Braun of Leadership Solutions for Women.

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