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Derailed in Yonkers

Kawasaki loses subway car contract to Bombardier BY JOHN GOLDEN jgolden@westfairinc.com

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business continuity workspace spread between two buildings on Skyline Drive. Through the latter three service offerings, Xand provides clients space where they can store and manage their own servers, space where they can store their electronic data to be managed by Xand, and workspace reserved for a company’s exclusive use in the event of a power outage or related work stoppage at their main location. Earlier this month, Xand finalized the acquisition of Access Northeast, a competing data center provider that is headquartered in Marlboro, Mass., and also has a facility in

etropolitan Transportation Authority officials have delivered a load of steady work and jobs over the next five years to an upstate city and a major manufacturer there with a nearly $600 million contract that left Yonkers and its rail car manufacturer waiting at the station. The MTA’s move left Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano steamed. MTA directors March 28 unanimously awarded a $599.47 million contract to Bombardier Transit Corp. in Plattsburgh for the purchase of 300 New York City Transit subway cars. The cars, to be delivered in 2016, will replace the city’s C Line cars that Spano made their subterranean debut in 1964 with the New York World’s Fair. A supplier of subway and commuter rail cars to metropolitan lines since 1981, Bombardier outbid its long-time competitor for the MTA’s lucrative capital-program business, Kawasaki Rail Car Inc. in Yonkers. MTA officials a year ago said the Kawasaki plant has turned out more than 1,900 subway and rail cars for New York City Transit and the Long Island Rail Road, totaling more than $2.78 billion in contracts. With the MTA budgeting $748 million for subway car purchases in its current five-year capital program, Kawasaki two years ago partnered with the French conglomerate Alstom, an international builder of high-speed trains, power generation plants and electrical transmission grids, to bid on the contract. In February, ALSKAW L.L.C. submitted a best and final offer to the MTA of approximately $657 million.

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mong Westchester real estate professionals, broker Mark Boyland and attorney Jody Fay might have seen what was coming in the county’s housing market sooner than many. Boyland, an associate broker at Keller Williams Realty in Bedford, a few years ago was certified as a distressed property expert by the Charfen Institute, a Florida company that launched its training business in January 2008 in the throes of the national mortgage crisis and housing market collapse. He has taught other real estate agents here and around the country seeking to be certified and to close deals as distressed property experts. Fay, who chairs the Westchester Women’s Bar Association’s real property committee and has taught real property law at Pace Law School, made short sales a topic of her lectures to Realtors. The volume still is low compared with other parts of the country, but short sales by Westchester homeowners unable to keep up payments on mortgages that exceed their home’s market value have risen notably. Boyland, Fay and others involved in real estate closings in the county foresee a greater increase in those sales as higher-income homeowners drain financial reserves used for mortgage payments in recent years and lenders step up foreclosure actions on distressed properties in Westchester, spurring delinquent homeowners to abandon their do-nothing approach to their case of the mortgage blues. “It’s not the norm,” said Boyland, “but there’s a fair amount of people” in the county that have not paid the mortgage on their distressed property in three or four years. Fay, senior vice president and chief counsel at The Kelsey Co., a title agency in White Plains, said she began lecturing to Realtors about short sales in 2009. “Everybody looked at me as if they didn’t know what I was talking about, like I was crazy,” she recalled. Short sales are no longer a foreign subject here. In her title search business, “I’d say 30 percent of what comes across my desk is a short sale,” Fay said. “It really spans the gamut,” including sales of properties that formerly sold for more than $2 million. “It’s not just the lower-middle class places anymore.” In a typical short sale, Fay said, a Westchester home previously valued at $750,000 now sells for $400,000. In lower Westchester, where Yonkers and Mount Vernon have led the county both in short sales and foreclosures, broker Leah Caro, president of Bronxville-Ley Real Estate, said one

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pending house sale was priced in the mid-$500,000 range. The sellers paid $940,000 for it. Boyland said about 5 percent of the county’s housing inventory is distressed, meaning owners have defaulted on their mortgage payments and face foreclosure. At the market’s peak before the recession, less than 1 percent of inventory was distressed, he said. From March 2011 to this March, Empire Access Multiple Listing Service reported 1,500 short sales or distressed transactions in Westchester and Putnam counties, he said. “It’s big for us, but it’s still low compared to other parts of the country. It’s certainly a growing concern,” said Boyland, who advertises his short-sale team’s expertise and offers information and advice to struggling homeowners on short sales, bankruptcy and foreclosure prevention on his website, dontforeclosesellinstead.com. “In 2008, 1 percent of my business was making short sales,” Boyland said. “In 2010, we did about 36 percent. In 2011, it was about 40 to 45 percent. This year, it could exceed 50 percent of my business.” “We have well over 10 years of distressed inventory in New York state,” he said. Following the federal and state governments’ recent mortgage settlement with five major lenders, “You’re going to see that bankers really push through their inventory over the next two years,” he predicted. “Westchester is really going to feel the heat in 2013,” the broker said. “Luxury (housing) is going to be a growing part of the short sale and distressed market.” Daniel Tota, a partner and real estate attorney at Durante, Bock & Tota P.L.L.C. in Yorktown Heights, said he is selective in taking on short-sale sellers or buyers as clients. “There are a lot of pitfalls,” he said. Getting the bank’s approval of a short sale – which removes the lien on the mortgaged property – commonly takes six to eight months, Tota said. “There’s so much uncertainty,” much of it caused by lenders with their different approaches and their changing demands in the course of a deal, he said.

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“The general idea is that you’re trying to create a situation where the offer to the bank is better than any alternative that they have” through foreclosure, Tota said. “Unfortunately, not all banks think rationally and logically.” In a short sale, “It’s much more intense than the breadand-butter transaction,” Fay said. “We all have to be very patient and wait for the banks, because we’re all at their mercy.” “I think the key is that the banks have to streamline the process, and some of them are,” said Fay. “Wells Fargo, Bank of America, have gotten very good at it.” In the lull of foreclosure actions by lenders, “There are a lot of people who have this false sense of security,” Boyland said. “Now they’re going to have a serious wake-up call over the next 18 months.”

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Businesses, voters agree: Cuomo on a roll BY PATRICK GALLAGHER pgallagher@westfairinc.com

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ollowing the passage of the state’s second consecutive on-time budget, nearly 70 percent of New Yorkers approve of the job Gov. Andrew Cuomo is doing, and businesses seemingly agree. Cuomo currently enjoys a 68 percent approval rating – one point off his all-time high – according to an April 4 poll conducted by Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. The accolades come despite disapproval among those who responded to the poll of the methods by which Cuomo and the state Legislature were able to push through pension reforms and other bills related to the state’s fiscal 2012-2013 budget. A survey of state campaign financing disclosures shows businesses were equally supportive of the job Cuomo has done through his first 15 months as governor. From the middle of January 2011 to the beginning of this past January, Andrew Cuomo 2014 Inc. reported that it generated $4.44 million in corporate donations and “other monetary” donations, which comprise donations from S-corporations, such as limited liability companies, and donations from political action committees. Businesses’ contributions to Cuomo’s campaign dwarfed those from businesses to the respective campaigns of Westchester County’s state legislators. Total corporate and other monetary donations to Westchester’s state senators ranged from $42,000 to $474,000 from January 2011 through January 2012, not including contributions to Sen. Suzi Oppenheimer of Mamaroneck, who has said she will not seek reelection. Businesses’ contributions to the campaigns of Westchester’s assembly members came in even lower, ranging from $1,000 to $70,000 for the latter time period. Speaking in Purchase April 5 at a ceremonial budget signing, Cuomo praised state legislators for putting the state “on a different trajectory.” “I think the culture of Albany has changed,” Cuomo said during a media briefing that followed the ceremony. “The New York State government at one time was the finest in the United States. I think you’ve seen glimmers of that these past legislative sessions.” Cuomo deflected much of the credit to the Legislature, saying he has simply held true to his campaign promises. “I’m doing what I said I was going to do,” he said. The polls and campaign contribution data don’t necessarily signify that the Legislature should get all the credit. “If you watch him in action, the governor

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personifies Albany,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “Basically, how things are going in Albany is almost a measure of the governor and people don’t blame or don’t credit individual legislators with the mega-decisions.” There were inconsistencies in the poll: despite respondents’ high approval rating for Cuomo, 76 percent said the lack of transparency surrounding the major policy deals between Cuomo and the Legislature is “very serious” or “somewhat serious.” Carroll didn’t have any explanation. “It’s not consistent, but there it is. The governor, they (voters) don’t like some of the stuff that’s happened but they like the job he’s doing,” Carroll said. “It’s funny, a lot of times people may react negatively to certain stuff – late budgets, gerrymandering – but it doesn’t translate somehow into political support or rejection.” Jeanne Zaino, interim dean of the School of Arts and Science at Iona College in New Rochelle, called Cuomo’s management of his public image “masterful.” “He has shown that the best way to bolster your image is not to go around to media outlets, but to work to fulfill the promises you made while running,” Zaino said in an e-mail. “He has worked in that way to meet his campaign promises ... and it has paid off.” As the 2014 gubernatorial election and – perhaps more important – the 2016 presidential election approach, however, Zaino said the pressure on Cuomo to maintain his image will only increase. “As we move closer to the next election and as he continues to be touted as a potential future presidential candidate, he will meet with more criticism than he has so far,” she said. “More importantly, as he continues to make difficult decisions he will undoubtedly alienate more people (and) constituencies than he has so far and these types of things can push an official’s approval rating down 10 to 20 points.”

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Port Authority revs up incentives at Stewart Airport Luring elusive airlines part of marketing strategy

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dentifying Stewart International Airport with the glitz and glamour of New York City was the highlight of a presentation the Port Authority’s manager of air service development, E.J. Mullins, made to the airport commission at a recent meeting. In an effort to get airlines to include Stewart on their routes, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANY/NJ) is touting the airport’s location as a New York City destination. Mullins also laid out the PANY/NJ’s plans to cut landing fees, fuel fees and rentals in half for the next 12 months as an enticement.

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E.J. Mullins addresses the Stewart Airport Commission.

“We’ve raised a few eyebrows when we met with carriers,” said Mullins, who said

Stewart is competing with dozens of other airports that are also shy a healthy stable

of airlines and destinations. By making Stewart essentially a “turnkey operation,” said Mullins, the two-year program will go into effect immediately, rather than waiting till the PANY/NJ’s new year begins in October. “What we’re offering are good opportunities for new airlines,” he said, adding that the cost of fuel is a key factor for carriers when planning stops along their routes. What makes Stewart so attractive? Using a backdrop of the Manhattan skyline, Mullins says it’s a way to get people to identify Stewart with New York City and hopefully to discover the beauty of the Hudson Valley in the process. With travelers from around the U.S. and the globe flying into the metro-area airports to visit New York City, those fliers identify LaGuardia, Kennedy and Newark Liberty airports as the end game in their travel plans. With Stewart just one hour outside New York City, the Port Authority hopes the incentives will put the airport on the radar. To grow the business, Stewart is also offering to cover ground handling fees for two years, “but getting people on the airplane – that is the challenge,” Mullins said. The authority is also working on three business-to-business websites in addition to its own to promote the Newburgh location. With the new incentive program, however, Mullins said carriers are asking to meet with us. “That has not been the status quo,” he said. To appeal to the increase in travelers who are New York City-bound, the easy in and out Stewart offers, combined with a bus transfer to a hotel in midtown, can be very attractive if priced right, he said. Mullins and the Port Authority’s marketers certainly are giving it a go, excited the new campaign has already generated interest by alerting airlines that Stewart is a mere hour from Manhattan. Irelandbased, low-cost Ryanair is among the carriers the PANY/NJ is hoping to lure to Newburgh. If Stewart can create a destination package that would include a day trip to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, said Mullins, it could potentially bring $30 million to $40 million in added revenue to the Central Valley outdoor mall. What does that mean for the Hudson Valley, asked Sandra Kissam, president of the Stewart Park and Reserve Coalition. “Are we selling New York City and bypassing what the region has to offer?” she asked. Certainly not, said Mullins. But if Stewart is to attract airlines, he said, there must be a significant attraction.


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Derailed in Yonkers ­— From page 1

Though an MTA selection committee ranked the Kawasaki proposal higher in technical merit, Bombardier’s lower price – about $57.5 million, or 8.8 percent, below ALSKAW’s bid – and its “acceptable” technical proposal won out. Bombardier’s and Kawasaki’s final prices were 18.5 percent and 5.7 percent, respectively, below New York City Transit’s in-house estimates. The cars will be financed by $306 million in federal funds included in the MTA’s new capital plan and by other pending and future federal grants, according to state officials. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo hailed the MTA choice as “a major win for the North Country and the entire region’s economy.” Bombardier executives said the 300-car order will keep 300 jobs at the company’s

Plattsburgh plant and another 200 jobs for area suppliers. The contract will allow the company to consolidate its manufacturing and assembly operations in the city on the shore of Lake Champlain. Led by French-Canadian executives, Bombardier is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, where it began operations in the 1930s as a snowmobile manufacturer. “We are one state and this shows how different regions of our state can support each other,” Cuomo said of the award. At Yonkers City Hall, though, the Democratic mayor said he was “disappointed” by the MTA’s choice. The Adirondack region’s gain is a loss for the Hudson Valley region, where municipalities “pay millions of dollars in MTA taxes in support of its services,” Spano said in a press release. “A Kawasaki procurement would have led to the creation of hundreds of jobs for Yonkers and tristate residents,” he said.

“Instead, the MTA decided to go outside its own regional footprint for those jobs, which, in the end, is wrong.” “The MTA would have done better by the taxpayers of this region if it had selected Kawasaki, which is not only the leading producer in the international railway car industry, but also a regional jobs engine.” Kawasaki officials in Yonkers did not respond to a call for comment. Kawasaki Rail Car, whose 100-year-old parent company, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., is based in Kobe, Japan, has had its U.S. corporate headquarters at the former Otis Elevator plant in Yonkers since 1985. The company a year ago announced a $25 million investment in its Yonkers facility at i.park Hudson, where as of last year it employed 375 full-time manufacturing workers producing about 180 rail cars each year. Kawasaki Rail Car Inc. CEO Hiroji Iwasaki said the company considered several locations as a permanent base for its U.S.

operations, but chose to stay in Yonkers because its location at the center of the Northeast passenger rail corridor proved most cost-effective.

Struwas said. Out of all of the companies he researched after taking the helm at Xand,“Access Northeast was the one that mirrored us so nicely,” Struwas said. “It was a good match and now we’re looking at another (acquisition).” Former Access Northeast CEO Rob Stephenson will join Xand’s leadership team as chief marketing officer, bolstering an area that Struwas called one of Xand’s weaknesses. “That’s the one thing they really had – their sales and marketing part of the operation was well-oiled,” Struwas said. He was also quick to point out that the acquisition was as much about Access Northeast’s employees as it was about their assets and clients.

“We’ll be adding people,” he said. “We’re a growth company and not just a cash-flow company.” Once all the acquisitions and expansions are completed, Struwas said Xand will be able to turn its focus to its existing clients. “You’ve got to start to integrate things together,” he said. Struwas said 60 percent of the company’s revenue growth comes from existing clients who are looking to expand their data storage space. Current clients range from Wall Street financial firms to other corporate and government entities. “We have health care, we have retail, we have a lot of start-up companies,” Struwas said.

“A Kawasaki procurement would have led to the creation of hundreds of jobs for Yonkers and tristate residents. Instead, the MTA decided to go outside its own regional footprint for those jobs, which, in the end, is wrong.” – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano

Xand primed for growth — ­ From page 1

Waterbury, Conn. That acquisition, following a 6,000-square-foot build-out recently completed at Xand’s Hawthorne facilities, gives the company more than 140,000 square feet of available data storage and workspace. Xand is not stopping there, however. New CEO David Struwas said Xand and ABRY Partners are close to finalizing the acquisition of another data center provider, whose name and location have yet to be disclosed. That move is in addition to plans to construct a new data center in Connecticut – likely near Stamford – a market that Struwas called “underserved.” “Then,” Struwas said, “we’ll step back for a while and let everything simmer and cook.” Struwas and partner Robert J. DeSantis, now CFO of Xand, teamed with ABRY Partners last October in the private equity firm’s takeover of the Hawthorne data center. The two executives approached ABRY Partners last year after months of research led them to believe that the data storage and support industry offered ample promise as a budding business sector. Six months in, Struwas described the transition as a major collaborative effort. “First of all, you need to have the fortitude to know where you want to go ... and then there’s capital,” he said. Former president and owner Lee Weinstein founded Xand after deciding he no longer wanted to practice medicine, ABRY Partners provided the capital, and Struwas said he hopes to be able to provide the vision to continue to expand the company’s footprint and profile.

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Xand CEO David Struwas

“I think we’ll probably be one of the premier data centers in this location,” he said, adding that the company is aiming for 15 percent annual growth. “It seems like the market is really hot right now for growth in this area.” With the Access Northeast acquisition, Xand now serves nearly 1,000 clients and has physical locations in three states. “We believe the combination of Xand and Access Northeast creates an unrivaled regional service provider platform company intently focused upon the data center triple play – colocation, cloud and managed services,” said Brian St. Jean, principal of ABRY Partners, in a statement. The similarities between Xand and Access Northeast made the merger a no-brainer,


Mandate relief sought BY PATRICK GALLAGHER pgallagher@westfairinc.com

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n the city of White Plains budget proposal for fiscal year 2012-2013, the proposed tax levy increase falls more than $100,000 under the state-mandated 2 percent cap. However, the budget comes with a warning to state lawmakers: Without more mandate relief, it will be a “tremendous challenge” to stay under the cap in the future while maintaining essential services. Since the state recently adopted its 20122013 budget, a number of local organizations and municipal officials have said that its mandate relief measures are long-term in nature and won’t provide enough immediate relief. “The good news was that there were some first steps in terms of getting some relief with respect to Medicaid and pensions,” said Ned McCormack, spokesman for Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. “But the bad news is it’s really not addressing our immediate problems.” In March, the Legislature passed sweeping pension reforms that are projected to save the state and New York City $80 billion over the next 30 years. A separate measure included in the budget has the state absorbing annual increases in the cost of Medicaid payments to counties, which is projected to save counties throughout the state an additional $1.2 billion over five years. Those two measures will save the midHudson region $221 million over the next five years, according to information from the governor’s office. Most of the savings – particularly from the new Tier VI pension system – are not expected to affect municipalities for years, however. McCormack said the county’s Medicaid bill is projected to increase from $216 million this year to $223 million before the freeze in Medicaid payments by counties takes effect. “Where does that extra money come from? It’s the same thing with pensions,” he said, noting that the county’s pension payments are expected to increase from $79 million this year to $91 million in 2013 and $105 million in 2014. While local Medicaid payments are covered entirely at the county level, cities such as White Plains are affected by pension reforms, said Karen Pasquale, senior advisor to White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach. The city’s budget states, “Without significant mandate relief, it will be a tremendous challenge for us to continue to provide the services needed and desired by our residents and businesses, while remaining within the property tax levy cap.”

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New technology brings new business for lawyer

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n his 12th-floor office at McCarthy Fingar L.L.P. in downtown White Plains, David A. Menken turns a desktop monitor to show the website of one of his several clients, both national and international, in the software technology field. Lullabot, a company that trains and advises website developers using Drupal, a popular open-source software for website creators, has sought Menken’s legal counsel regarding its rights to the software content it develops and then shares in the public domain on the Drupal site. “That’s a really big issue now in opensource software – what do you have to give back to the public?” Menken says. For content developers such as Lullabot that contribute to Drupal, “What do they own when they produce something?” They own the right to license that content, he advises. The Lullabotians in a group photo on the company’s home page show two common traits: smiling youth and casual-workday blue jeans. It was a rare corporate gathering, as the company’s employees, like several of Menken’s IT clients, work from their homes. “At Lullabot, everyone works remotely,” says Menken, who, these days and nights, is more likely to meet a client on his mobile phone than over a handshake in an office. “That’s a trend.” For a lawyer or law firm with “virtual” clients, the trend begets a legal question: “If a company has 25 employees in 25 states with no offices, where are they doing business?”

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Menken has asked and pondered that one in his work. Advising IT clients on legal issues, “It’s new,” says Menken, who joined the 26-attorney McCarthy Fingar firm in January. “It keeps me always alert to new trends. It never gets boring. And it’s also where the business is. In a sense I’m following the money.” “Working for companies involved in technology makes up most of my law practice,” says Menken, who tries to keep his phone free at night for emergency calls from the Bedford village fire department, where he’s a veteran volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician. “Within that, I work on a range of corporate and intellectual property and IT issues for my clients.” Increasingly he has focused on social media and privacy issues for businesses and government. His clients include the Business Journal’s publisher, Westfair Communications Inc., as it works with a digital media contractor to develop an expanded digital publishing and marketing platform that launches this month. As clients like Lullabot represent a new breed of company, Menken represents a new and growing breed of lawyer – plugged into the digital zeitgeist and adapting one’s practice to represent clients on the myriad legal issues arising from new technologies. Those technologies are changing the way lawyers work just as they have changed the physical workplace for many of their corporate clients. “This (IT) industry segment is growing,” says Menken, whose practice has evolved from his previous legal work in print and online magazine publishing and telecommunications. “There are a lot more lawyers doing it. Technology is making it easier to

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practice law without an army of people supporting you.” “It’s not a traditional legal field, information technology. Unlike mergers and acquisitions or complex litigation, it doesn’t require a large legal team. Lawyers who work in IT seem to be more sophisticated with the use of technology to manage their law practice.” Menken in his practice must keep current not only with the law and recent court decisions, but also with changes in technology and the constant spawn of social media companies and online sites. “In my field, the technology is changing so quickly that it’s really hard to keep up. Just when I thought I knew what the social media sites were – Foursquare, Facebook, Twitter” – a newly popular one pops up. “Do you know what Pinterest is?” he asks. It’s one of his more recent discoveries in the fast-propagating social media community. Social media and their uses by employers and employees in both the public and private sectors have given rise to new legal issues, many of which have no precedents in state and federal courts. Reeling off cases he is

tracking, Menken cites the pending case of an executive who left a company and took with him 17,000 followers he had on the company’s Twitter account. His former employer claims that following is a proprietary customer list; the departed executive claims the followers are his own. Menken increasingly counsels corporate clients on privacy issues and the creation of privacy policies for companies that collect information on their websites’ users. He is creating social media plans for companies whose employees have access to social media in the course of business. “There are things you should do in companies in order to head off any problems. It’s better to have a social media policy before something happens,” he says. With their social media plan, companies should have a privacy policy. While large corporations have those in place, “The other businesses in Westchester do not – that’s been my experience,” says Menken. “They are beginning to dabble in social media for marketing but without coherent guideposts, which they need and are not difficult to develop.” “I think the law of privacy is really evolving to become much more important, and it’s really pervasive at this point. Every company with a website or that obtains information needs to have a privacy policy, needs to have guidelines on what they can do with the data they obtain.” Menken this month was certified as an information privacy professional by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. “I will be much better able to guide my clients in relevant privacy laws and how to safely do business in an era when privacy laws are evolving – and what they have to do to comply.”


New CEO at Avon

Four months after embattled Avon Products Inc. CEO Andrea Jung announced her resignation, the company chose long-time Johnson & Johnson executive Sherilyn S. McCoy as her replacement. McCoy’s appointment was announced April 9 by Avon’s board of directors and takes effect April 23. She previously served as vice chairman at Johnson & Johnson for the company’s pharmaceutical, consumer and information technology divisions, as well as its corporate office of science and technology. The change in leadership comes at a critical time for the global beauty products company, which is headquartered in New York City and has its information technology hub and distribution center in Rye, where it employs more than 500 workers on a $57.3 million annual payroll. Jung announced in December, after lackluster revenue and earnings reports, that she would step down as CEO as soon as the company decided on her successor. In February, the company reported its 2011 results. While revenue rose 4 percent to $11.3 billion, net income declined 15 percent to $517.8 million from $609.3 million in 2010. Earlier in April, Avon’s board rejected an unsolicited $10 billion takeover bid from Coty Inc., a smaller, privately held competitor. Avon has said that Jung will remain with the company as executive chairman. McCoy will report to the company’s board of directors.

In brief ditions become life-threatening or serious, and those who manage multiple medications prescribed by a number of physicians. The agency’s health plans were designed to manage the complex health needs of that population. Christopher Palmieri, president of VNSNY Choice Health Plans and a Yorktown resident, in a statement called the agency he leads “a safety net for a growing population that is at risk for falling through the cracks in our health care system. Our mission has always been to help people take responsibility for their own health, while providing the care and assistance they need to live with dignity in the homes

and communities that sustain them.”

Atlas Air gains finance partner

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. in Purchase has a new financing partner as it expands into military and commercial passenger service with its outsourced fleet of Boeing aircraft. The company, headquartered at 2000 Westchester Ave., said it recently closed on a $35.7 million, five-year term loan facility with an affiliate of CIT Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of CIT Group Inc. The proceeds are secured by and have been used to back-leverage Atlas Air’s two Boeing 747-400s and two 767-300ER

passenger aircraft purchased in 2011, when the aviation outsourcer launched its military and commercial passenger service and added Boeing’s mid-sized 767 aircraft to its business. Atlas Air officials last year signed a five-year lease renewal and announced a 10-year commitment to stay at the company’s 120,000-square-foot headquarters in Purchase, where its landlord and co-tenant is Morgan Stanley. Atlas Air CEO William J. Flynn said last June that 430 of the company’s 1,400 employees worked in Purchase. ­— John Golden and Patrick Gallagher

Home care agency expands

A New York City-based provider of longterm home health care for Medicaid and Medicare patients soon will expand its service to Westchester County and Long Island. Starting May 1, VNSNY Choice, an affiliate of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, the nation’s largest not-for-profit home health care agency, will offer its managed long-term care health plans in Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk counties. The customized health coverage, which uses a nurse-led team approach to coordinated care, serves senior citizens and people with multiple chronic illnesses or disabilities who want to remain at home rather than move to a nursing home. New state regulations due to take effect this summer will require all Medicaid beneficiaries receiving home and communitybased care services for more than 120 days to enroll in a managed long-term care health plan. The change is designed to manage state health care costs more efficiently and also provide better care for a growing population with increasing medical needs. VNSNY Choice officials said the new Medicaid regulations most affect people without a regular primary care physician or “medical home” who do not get regular medical exams, patients who frequently visit a hospital emergency room when their con-

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Developers hope to speed Marketplace’s opening BY KATHY KAHN kathykahn@westfairinc.com

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pprovals from the town of Newburgh are in place, and now the developers of The Marketplace, which will vie for shoppers along busy Route 300, are looking to speed up its opening. The next step is for the Orange County Industrial Development Agency to schedule a public hearing on the 15-year PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) and $9 million in IDA funding the company is seeking. The original hearing was cancelled, and agency chairman James Petro said no new date has been set. Wilder Balter Partners in Elmsford has had The Marketplace on the drawing board for several years. The ceremonial groundbreaking on the 784,000-square-foot project, a 120-acre combination of open air mall and big box retailers, was held in November 2008. John Bainlardi, senior development manager at Wilder Balter, said Newburgh has approved the third amended site plan to proceed with the first 400,000-square foot phase of the project. “We are talking to prospective anchors, no deals finalized yet,” he said. Costco, originally expected to take a 150,000-square-foot pad site, is no longer in the scenario. “Talks with BJ’s, ShopRite and Best Buy are under way, as they are with several others,” said Bainlardi. The site plan calls for The Marketplace to be a haven for big box retailers, with 100,000 square feet set aside for smaller shops in an open air “village square” atmosphere. Once the first phase is completed, Wilder Balter will continue to the next phase, which will offer two entrances to the mall in addition to the one from Route 300 – one from I-84, the other from Route 52/Meadow Avenue. All three have been approved by the New York State Department of Transportation. The Newburgh Mall, whose entrance is directly across the street from The Marketplace’s Route 300 entrance, has been vigorously fighting the project. After The Marketplace was approved, the Newburgh Mall and an environmental group, Save Our Space, filed a legal challenge. They lost, appealed, and lost the appeal. The Newburgh Mall is now in Chapter 11, its $31 million mortgage remaining unpaid since December.

Jacobowitz & Gubits LLC in Walden is the appointed receiver for Wells Fargo, the holder of the mortgage on the Newburgh Mall. “The mall has been operating at a loss and has a 25 percent vacancy rate,” said managing partner Howard Protter. “Fighting The Marketplace was its only option. What I hope to see is the Newburgh Mall emerge from bankruptcy and become a success, much like the old Orange Plaza mall did when Middletown’s Galleria Mall opened. That mall had a rebirth, and hopefully, the Newburgh Mall will enjoy the same kind of success.”

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The Newburgh Mall’s owner, Newburgh Capital Group, is currently negotiating with Wells Fargo to modify its current mortgage and declined comment. A warmer than normal winter has allowed some site clearing to go on at the Route 300 entrance to The Marketplace, which straddles I-87 and I-84. In a 2008 interview, Robert Wilder said he hoped to see shovels in the ground in 2009. While it has taken longer than he anticipated, enthusiasm for The Marketplace hasn’t waned. At that time, Wilder estimated the construction costs at $150 million and said the project would provide 100,000 manhours of construction; when completed, he said it would create more than 1,600 permanent jobs. During that interview, Wilder described the open air mall as big box stores situated as “in and out destinations,” while 20 percent of the land is dedicated to a pedestrian-friendly shopping center with wide streets, benches, restaurants and small boutiques. Wilder’s vision is being embraced by other mall developers, who have seen the monoliths of the past century become retail wastelands, with people preferring a combination of indoor and outdoor shopping and entertainment.


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June 2011 McKinsey Global Institute report stated, “In our survey, 64 percent of companies reported having positions for which they often cannot find qualified applicants, with management, scientists and computer engineers topping the list.” More than ever, the skills of job seekers don’t fit the demands of job openings. Many companies not needing scientific and computer engineering skills have become complacent and are taking their workforce for granted. But as boomers retire, Gen X and Gen Y workers will replace them and successful businesses will have to address their new demands and expectations. In an article by Natasha Lomas in silicon. com she states that, “For Gen Y, ‘work time’ and ‘my time’ will be intermingled. Companies tuned to the new ways people connect and collaborate will allow workers the freedom to leverage these dynamics. Successful businesses will have to address new demands and expectations, new types of working and new ways of motivating people. The new workers will be upset if they can’t use their own personal communication devices.”

Attitude The attitude of, “I don’t care if my people are happy, I just want them to get the work done,” sets the stage for a mass exodus when the economy and employment options improve. Repeated studies done in stores, factories and sales offices all conclude that the happier people are with their jobs the more the organization benefits through higher retention, increased customer loyalty and improved financial outcomes. In 2005, Best Buy implemented a Result Only Work Environment or ROWE. Everyone was told to focus only on producing measurable results. Employees routinely telecommute, change when and where they work and don’t have to get permission or even inform a manager. In an article titled “Changing Workplaces to Reduce Work Family Conflict,” published in the American Sociological Review in April 2011, researchers found that ROWE reduced family-work conflicts and improved job satisfaction. It also reduced turnover by 45 percent. What will the new workplace look like? Rob Carter, chief information officer at FedEx, suggests observing the online game World of Warcraft. “In the game, teams embark on quests which are a fast-paced, complicated series of obstacles. The team leader is the one who contributes the most. When someone else steps up to contribute more, he or she becomes the leader. It is intensely collaborative, constantly demanding and often surprising.”

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Closed Goshen hospital to become BOCES campus By Kathy Kahn kathykahn@westfairinc.com

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hen the new O r a n g e Regional Medical Center opened its doors in mid-2011, its two former hospitals, Arden Hill in Goshen and Horton in Middletown, closed and moved to the new 368-bed facility in the town of Wallkill. Arden Hill now will become a secondary campus for Orange-Ulster Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), which has operated a campus on Gibson Road since the 1950s. The Goshen Chamber of Commerce hosted BOCES Chief Operating Officer Terrence Olivo at a March 21 event at Glen Arden, a continuum of care community that is within walking distance to the shuttered hospital. Village business owners are anxious to see the campus help to revitalize Goshen’s Main Street, where retail and restaurants have suffered since the Orange County Government

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Center was heavily damaged and closed by twin tropical storms in September. Orange-Ulster BOCES is the fifth largest of the state’s 37 BOCES campuses and serves 9,000 students from “the neediest of the needy to the brightest of the bright,” Olivo said. BOCES will lease the hospital for $490,000 a year over the next decade, and Arden Hill will provide 200,000 square feet of space for BOCES’ growing programs. It will relocate programs from Monroe-Woodbury school district’s Harriman Learning Center and from Playtogs Plaza in Middletown. “The cost savings from renting will definitely offset the cost of leasing,” Olivo said. Olivo also addressed concerns about the new 2 percent property tax cap and how school districts can essentially override referendums that seek more than the 2 percent. “Most districts are trying to bring their budgets as close to the two-percent as possible,” said Olivo, “but the cost of retirement for employees and teachers, as well as health care expenses, is a big factor....if the tax cap were in place last May, we would have seen 90 perContinued on next page

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BOCES’ Terrence Olivo outlines plans for revamping the former hospital.

cent of the budgets that passed voted down.” For districts that vote against their budgets May 15, districts can put the same or an amended budget up for another vote in June. If that fails, it can seek a super-majority – 60 percent – of its voters to override the veto. Olivo also told business owners they will see a “radical shift in the way education is delivered in the state in the next three to five

years and do not expect any relief from the Triborough Amendment.” Triborough came about, said Olivo, when union workers challenged the state on stopping the “step program,” which allows workers to move up in pay grade if there is no contract in place. “Unions got a present – they got to work without a contract, but continue receiving ‘steps’– and nobody in Albany is

willing to challenge it. “Governor Cuomo has declared war on NYSUT (New York State United Teachers) but refuses to take on the UFT (United Federation of Teachers),” he added, prompting one Goshen business owner to comment, “It’s time for a grassroots movement to make the changes Albany isn’t willing to handle.”

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ties your company faces. Look for people who have had experience being on other boards. Ask candidates to advise you on what the board should be doing. Get them to tell you how they would run it if they were in charge. Look for people who can think quickly as they blend together concepts and ideas. You want people who can assess situations, are willing to be outspoken, who have the energy and desire to debate ideas vigorously and cooperatively. Focus on forward thinkers who can help you decide on what to do to close current gaps in the company while simultaneously moving the company toward the next level. Figure out what kind of support would be most helpful. Strategy and direction? Contacts and leads? Raising capital? How to handle employees? What to do with IT? Where the industry and competitors are going? Marketing, operations or sales challenges? Make sure your advisers have experience with your industry and with companies in your size range. Look for people with a history of being accountable. They know that the advice they give matters. They think things through carefully, but don’t wait for someone else to bring issues to the surface. Define how often you want your board to meet. Quarterly? Monthly? Know where you plan to meet. At the company office? Offsite? Figure out how long the meetings will last. A couple hours? Half a day? Full day? More than a day? Make sure your board candidates are in agreement as to your venue and timing. Also think through who in your company should be invited to attend all or part of the advisory board meetings. This should not be about you presenting everything to the board. You want to give your staff opportunity to present, get questioned and have access to the talented team of advisers you’ve assembled. You may have a specific employee with potential to grow and no one in their field to look up to. Consider bringing onto the board someone with skills in that field who would

Andi says: Measure board members’ performance via meeting attendance, volume of questions, contribution to strategy, financial assistance and ability to promote the company.

also be willing to mentor the employee. Agree on the extent to which that board member would work with the employee on a development plan. Insist that all board members sign nondisclosure agreements. Don’t be casual. You’re about to turn over information about the heart and soul of your company. Make sure your board members formally agree to respect the confidentiality and trust you’re extending. Have these documents ready to go as soon as you sign up board members.

Focus on forward thinkers who can help you decide on what to do to close current gaps in the company while simultaneously moving the company toward the next level.

Plan on a package of information to be distributed two weeks prior to a board meeting. Financial statements such as P&Ls, balance sheets and cash flow forecast are typical. Progress reports on specific departments are also useful. Someone should be assigned to take notes during an advisory meeting and get those notes typed and distributed shortly afterwards. Keep track of next steps, who agreed to do what and review that at the start of the next meeting. Final notes. Be ready to take the board’s advice seriously. Plan to pay board members for participation – it keeps everyone’s attention focused on the value being exchanged. Budget time to plan for meetings and to debrief with staff afterwards. Looking for a good book? Try, “How To Build An Advisory Board to Grow Your Business and Increase Profits” by Advisory Board Group. Andi Gray is president of Strategy Leaders Inc., strategyleaders.com, a business-consulting firm that specializes in helping entrepreneurial firms grow. She can be reached by phone at (877) 238-3535. Do you have a question for Andi? Please send it to her, via email at AskAndi@StrategyLeaders.com or by mail to Andi Gray, Strategy Leaders Inc., 5 Crossways, Chappaqua, NY 10514. Visit www.AskAndi.com for an entire library of Ask Andi articles.


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Stock Exchange trading floor for ABN AMRO Group. He has been wearing out shoe leather since that fatal fall of 2008, giving up his apartment in Manhattan and moving in with family in Newburgh as funds dried up and eventually unemployment benefits came to an end. “I don’t know what I’m going to do,” Wells said. “I am either ‘too highly skilled’ or ‘unskilled for the job’ when I apply for a position.” Perhaps the answer is to go back to school, either to brush up on changes that have taken place in a profession or choose a new career path altogether, said Richard Syrek, dean of personal and professional development at Rockland Community College in Suffern. RCC’s April job fair attracted hundreds of hopefuls to a few jobs. Jack Praytyo of VTA Management Services, a multifaceted health care provider headquartered in Greenville, nodded in agreement. “We have several job openings, but no place to send prospective employees for the credentialing they need to be hired.” RCC pledged to work with employers such as VTA to create those programs, Syrek said. “Our mission is to prepare students to be job-ready. VTA reached out for help. We are going to provide it. We need other employers to step up and let us know what they need so we can fill in the gap.”

An increase in the number of unemployed in the New York State Department of Labor’s February 2012 statistics also caused another ripple of anxiety. While the metro New York/mid-Hudson region seems to be faring better than the rest of the state, it did lose jobs, adding to applicants’ fear factor. The state’s February unemployment rate officially stands at 9.2 percent. Although loath to give names, recruiters at the chambers’ joint job fair were happy to speak off the record about the job prospects

they encountered. “People coming here are dressed for the gym. ...I hope they look around and realize if they want to be taken seriously, showing up in sweat pants and sneakers is not going to appeal to a potential employer,” said one employer’s representative. For people like Glen Wells, who came dressed for success, an armload of resumes, business cards and a willing attitude, hopes are dimming, even though he continues to go wherever the opportunity to speak to a

potential employer presents itself. “If I have to start at the bottom and work my way up, it is better than not working at all. ... I need a job. “Yes, there’s no denying I would love to go back to my former job,” said Wells, “but it’s gone for good. I need steady income and a chance to move up with a company. I’m willing to start over... but who is willing to give me the opportunity? I’ve spent four years looking for someone to give me that chance.”

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Lonce. It was his second calendar attempt and much more successful than his 2011 tribute to Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It was really a tribute to Nancy Reagan for promoting vanity plates – her 111 NDR plates were well-known in California, where then Gov. Ronald Reagan first signed them into law. The result? $38 million in vanity plate fees has gone to fund education to date. When Lonce is not collecting stories and photos for his book on vanity plates, he’s creating greeting cards with the same theme. He’s combined forces with Art Barn owner Carolyn Dilemme, who bought the frame shop in Ossining 18 months ago. After all, Lonce convinced her, what better way to let customers know her framing shop and specialty items are there than by having her car and her “Art Barn” plates sitting out in front. “I call it ‘community capitalism,’” said Lonce, showing his new line of greeting cards at Dilemme’s shop. “Carolyn sells my cards and posters, and she’ll be in my book about vanity plates. We’re doing what we’ve been encouraged to do, thinking locally.” Vanity plates are a relatively inexpensive way to express yourself, said Lonce, just as long as you make sure they are not promoting a religious or hate message. Lonce says New York could take a cue from California and use the extra costs of vanity plates to offset the expenses of the state’s department of Transportation. “Since someone had a hate-message plate that was caught in another state, all have been very careful in screening requests. If the money were to go to DOT projects, perhaps we’d all benefit and make it worth the state’s while to look into this lucrative way to raise funds for state needs – particularly our roadway infrastructure.” Vanity plates may not help to build the TZBRG2, but Lonce’s enthusiasm for his book project and for getting GR8CARDZ out to the marketplace is infectious. If you spot LCNS2ROM on the highway, you’ll know who it is.


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recently received the shocking news that a good friend of mine had died from a massive heart attack while playing tennis. I have known him since our sons became best friends while attending fourth grade. Although both of them are now in college and have gone their separate ways, our families’ friendship has continued. I saw Steve regularly every Wednesday night when we would play tennis together. He would occasionally remark how much he looked forward to his “tennis night” when he could leave early from work. Although Steve lived in Carmel, he would commute

Besides the enormous savings in time, convenience and costs, webinars, e-learning and teleclasses also provide an additional benefit: they greatly reduce the wear and tear many people are regularly subjected to. every day to downtown Manhattan – a two-hour trip each way. He used to complain how his early morning and late night travels were wearing him out. When I asked him if he could telecommute at least one or two days a week, he would respond that his employer was considering it. Unfortunately, that option never materialized. At a webinar I recently attended, the presenter claimed his company saved between 66 percent and 90 percent of its costs by offering tele-classes instead of live, in-person classes. Besides the enormous savings in time, convenience and costs, webinars, e-learning and tele-classes also provide an additional benefit: they greatly reduce the wear and tear many people are regularly subjected to. We have worked with several e-learning companies to help them produce and promote their online courses. They have greatly expanded their target audiences and significantly improved their profits while working far more efficiently. In 2010, The Telework Enhancement Act was signed into law. This provided the federal government with sufficient flexibility to encourage and manage telework whenever feasible. A website, telework.gov, was set up to answer many telework questions for both

government and business while providing insightful tips for coordinators, employees and managers. In addition, several states including Virginia, Connecticut, Georgia and Oregon now provide employers with various tax and energy credits for employees who telecommute. According to a report, “The Status of Telework in the Federal Government,” in which 33 federal agencies extensively tracked telecommute success, “the greatest benefits reported were in the areas of productivity (31 agencies), human capital, such as recruitment and retention (29 agencies) and realized savings in leave (27 agencies)”. A 2010 Dice study reported that after salary and a sign-on bonus, the third-highest incentive was flexible work options includ-

ing telecommuting. (In fairness, this was a distant third.) Several Robert Half hiring studies have also reported the desirability of telecommuting by potential employees. Admittedly, telecommuting is not for every company. There are legitimate concerns about security, productivity, the need for close supervision, managerial resistance and corporate cultural aspects, among other issues that can prevent companies from instituting even a one- or two-day telemarketing program. We increasingly view social media as an important medium through which people and businesses can readily communicate. The geographic and real-world constraints that affected all aspects of communications just a few years ago have been totally

rewritten. New platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare, greatly impact how business is done in today’s world. By 2014, business generated by webinars alone is expected to surpass $4.3 billion along with a far greater emphasis on e-learning and telecommuting solutions. The workforce, environment and business will all benefit from these types of solutions. Rest in peace, Steve. You will be missed. Bruce Newman is the vice president at The Productivity Institute L.L.C. in Carmel. He is also a social media strategist and the designer of a new service, wwWebevents.com. Follow him on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and the Productivity Institute blog. He can be reached at bnewman@prodinst.com.

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ated north of the Hudson Valley to downstate counties, New York City and Long Island. The downstate region is currently a net importer of electricity, a condition that would only become more exaggerated should Indian Point Energy Center’s two nuclear generators be retired when their respective federal licenses expire. Cuomo has repeatedly said he opposes the plants’ licenses being extended by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. As part of its request to utilities and developers, the task force is seeking detailed information on various aspects of electric generation and transmission proposals. A conference for respondents and interested parties will be held April 19 at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown. Responses to the request for information are due May 30. Following its review of the responses, the task force will issue an Energy Highway Action Plan this summer. The task force is co-chaired by Gil C. Quiniones, president and CEO of the New York Power Authority, and Joseph Martens, commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Conservation.


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yric tenor Anthony Daino’s life reads like one of his opera roles. The Tuxedo Park musician grew up with opera, listening as his older sister sang to him as a child. As an adult, he learned that the “older sister” was actually his mother, Teresa, now of Hartsdale, and that the couple who raised him as a son were his grandparents. “I was in shock.” He also later learned that his father was a professor of Latin and Greek. He related how he had taken time off from music to study Greek history at Columbia University.

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His earlier education included graduation from Manhattan School of Music with a bachelor’s degree in music and a master of music degree with a voice major. Presently coached by Mark Oswald of the Metropolitan Opera, Daino is awaiting word if he will be joining the Met for the next season. He has performed in Italy, including with the Rome Opera Company and Teatro Lirico di Spoleto, as well as extensively in the United States. Asked what his favorite role is, the lyric tenor replies, “Whatever I am singing at the moment.” This includes a large assortment of favorites, including Alfredo in “La Traviata,” Don Jose in “Carmen,” Ernesto in “Don Pasquale,” Lt. Pinkerton in “Madama Butterfly,” Romeo in “Romeo et Juliette,” just for starters. Reviewers have been enthusiastic about Daino’s performances. A New York Times review reported, “Most of the admirable singing came from the tenor, Anthony Daino, who sang the role of Alfredo. He has an appealing tone, perfect diction and an ear for nuance.”

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After winning the Spoleto Competition in Italy and singing Ernesto in “Don Pasquale,” La Repubblica wrote, “Mr. Daino sang with extreme beauty, evenness and a consistent, fiery energy.” The lyric tenor has advice for aspiring professionals. “Drink plenty of water and rest your voice one day a week. Don’t waste time with inadequate teachers. Stay three or four months. If you are not improving, go elsewhere. Get advice about teachers from performers who are better than you are.” Daino could write his own opera from events while performing as a vocalist or organist. “It was during a Requiem Mass, with the priest already on the altar, when a husky man barged in with a gun,” the tenor recalls. “He

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s uncertainty reigns in Washington over the current tax structure and what corporations and small business owners can expect in 2013, Westchester accountants and tax experts are preaching preparedness. While many Westchester business owners and residents hold out hope the Bush-era tax cuts will be extended before they’re scheduled to expire at the end of 2012, several tax advisers have recommended maximizing deductions and benefits this year in case Congress allows the laws to sunset. “We don’t know what the changes are going to be for 2013, which is one of the problems,” said Spencer Barback, partner at Citrin Cooperman’s White Plains office. He said the results of the 2012 presidential and congressional elections will likely have a major bearing on individual and corporate tax levels. That, combined with the uncertain future of the Affordable Care Act – which Barback said is still the number-one concern among business owners – has made it difficult for business owners to plan from a tax standpoint, he said. “Are they going to let the law they (Congress) passed two years ago (extending the Bush tax cuts) sunset? Most people think not,” Barback said. “Even in the individual tax area most people think not, that they won’t let that happen.” However, he added, “These are questions that people ask and no one has the answer to at this point.” There has been no love lost in Washington as it relates to tax reform. Over the past several months, Republicans and Democrats have proposed competing corporate and individual tax reform measures; however, observers have questioned whether there would be bipartisan support for any changes prior to the November elections. From an individual tax planning standpoint, potential increases in the capital gains rate for individuals “is a big, big issue,” said Christopher Jordan, president and CEO of LEXCO Wealth Management Inc. in Tarrytown. “To me it seems like what people are doing this year is really in preparation for 2013 and a higher tax environment,” Jordan said. “That seems to be the theme of all the

meetings that are tax planning-related.” For executives whose compensation comes in the form of stock options, that might mean divesting assets or investing more in tax-free or tax-deferred bonds or stock options, he said. Jordan said more and more clients are looking into mutual funds and managed accounts that place a particular emphasis on tax efficiency. Those funds, he said, “on a regular basis do some tactical work where they’re matching gains and losses and where the whole goal is to get a decent return and at the same time be exposed as little as possible to taxes.” Steps businesses can take include maximizing deductions that apply to capital investments and transferring assets to a family member under the lifetime gift tax exclusion, said Mary Amato, partner at J.H. Cohn L.L.P., a business consultancy and accounting firm with offices in White Plains. For 2011 and 2012 only, the lifetime gift tax exemption is $5 million per individual. That, combined with historically-low property values make this as good a time as ever to take advantage of the exclusion, Amato said. “So, a mom and pop who own a business and haven’t fully utilized their gift tax exclusions over the years can take this opportunity to give a maximum lifetime amount,” she said. Other deductions that could prove beneficial for business owners include Section 179 deductions and bonus depreciation – the former applying to capital purchases of new and used equipment and the latter applying exclusively to capital purchases of new equipment. Amato warned that in the past year the IRS has been monitoring smaller flowthrough entities and partnerships much more closely. “We’ve seen a lot of activity with these family-owned and smaller businesses,” she said. “The IRS seems to be focusing on both flow-through operations and partnerships and smaller entities with assets ranging from $10 million to $25 million because they feel there’s somewhat of a tax gap there.” While an individual with a relatively small stake in anywhere from 10 to 100 companies might not be flagged by regulators for an audit, the IRS is now looking more closely into smaller entities in order to locate individuals who would fall under the latter category, Amato said.


In brief WTP Advisors adds global partners

WTP Advisors, a tax and business advisory firm based in White Plains, has entered into eight new affiliations across South America and Southeast Asia. WTP spokeswoman Carol Vieira said firms in Argentina, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines and Uruguay have signed on to be part of the WTP Advisors Alliance of Global Affiliates, which operates in nearly every major country in the world. With the rapid growth of multinational organizations, WTP has built its business providing companies with its expertise on the business covenants, tax codes and cultural distinctions throughout the global marketplace. Launched in 2005 by colleagues in international tax law at PricewaterhouseCoopers, WTP Advisors – which formerly operated as Worldwide Trade Partners L.L.C. – had $15.4 million in revenue in 2011, up from approximately $11.8 million in 2010. Most of its 97 employees work at the company’s global headquarters at 1 N. Broadway in downtown White Plains. Vieira said the company projects revenue of $18 million in 2012 and expects to expand its total workforce to 115 employees this year.

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The U.S. Department of Justice sued to shut down Instant Tax Service and multiple franchisees, seeking an injunction on what DOJ alleged is pervasive tax fraud by the company. Dayton, Ohio-based ITS operates multiple locations in Westchester County and Connecticut. DOJ accuses ITS franchisees in St. Louis, Kansas City, Chicago, Indianapolis and Las Vegas of intentionally filing fraudulent tax returns to maximize their customers’ refunds, then extracting whopping “junk fees” directly from customers’ refund checks. Over the past few years, DOJ has prosecuted four individual tax return preparers affiliated with ITS franchises in Ohio and Missouri.

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his year is no different than any other as it brings its own set of issues to business accounting. Here are some of the major ones, according to a recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers: • Several longtime tax provisions that benefited businesses expired at the end of 2011. They include the federal research credit and the deferral of taxation of certain foreign earnings. Corporations were hoping they would be reinstated, like the decision made as the clock struck the final hours of 2010. So far there has been no action, but the Obama administration’s 2013 budget proposes making the credit permanent as well as a retroactive extension of other provisions

retroactively. A decision is not expected until after Election Day. • Performance awards. Companies want to have the flexibility to gear performance goals to each individual. But when it comes to stock-based awards, metrics that are not sufficiently objective can make for difficulties in accounting. For instance, the company and the employee have to have a mutual understanding of the key terms and conditions in order to set a “grant date” for a stock-based performance award. That’s when fair value – and the expense that is recorded – is determined for a stock award. The mutual understanding is usually arrived at through a document that establishes the performance metrics the employee must meet. But those metrics can be financial, for example, or involve certain actions the company or the

worker must take. They must however, be objective, with each side clear on how success will be measured. Some don’t meet that standard. A few examples are: an award tied to a performance evaluation, which is subjective; a metric that the compensation committee can adjust; or a committee that has the right to reduce an award, when the conditions under which it will do that are not spelled out. The fair value cannot be fixed until there is a mutual understanding and a grant date. Until then, the award is subject to mark-tomarket accounting. • Corporate political spending. Investors want companies to disclose it. Pricewaterhouse said this will remain a hot topic in this election year. SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar wants his agency to require this, but the SEC is busy this year. Among the

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Investors want companies to disclose corporate political spending. Pricewaterhouse said this will remain a hot topic in this election year.

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• Green is hot. Investors are seeking more disclosure about company policies and activities, such as sustainability, “fracking” and climate change. • Third-party pricing services. The SEC is asking for more disclosure about how these services are used and what kind of internal controls companies have over pricing information. • Working international standards into the financial reporting system in the U.S. Anticipation is mounting over the SEC’s decision on whether to do this, and if the answer is yes, when and how to do it. The agency’s chief accountant hinted in the first quarter that SEC staff are close to finishing their report. • The model for the auditor’s report. Companies rely on auditor reports to certify their information in order to attract investors, obtain loans and improve public appearance. We should hear more on this during the second quarter from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, which plans to issue a proposed standard soon. We could see anything from increased use of emphasis paragraphs to an auditor’s discussion and analysis. • Is it a business or an asset? The answer could make a big difference in accounting methods. The accounting for transaction costs, research and development, and excess

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President enthused with JOBS Act, praises private sector

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he following are excerpts of President Obama’s remarks prior to signing the JOBS Act bill in the Rose Garden of the White House on April 5: “Because we’re still recovering from one of the worst recessions in our history, the last few years have been pretty tough on entrepreneurs. Credit has been tight. And no matter how good their ideas are, if an entrepreneur can’t get a loan from a bank or backing from investors, it’s almost impossible to get their businesses off the ground.” “For business owners who want to take their companies to the next level, this bill will make it easier for you to go public. And that’s a big deal because going public is a major step towards expanding and hiring more workers. It’s a big deal for investors as well, because public companies operate with greater oversight and greater transparency. “And for start-ups and small businesses, this bill is a potential game changer. Right now, you can only turn to a limited group of investors – including banks and wealthy individuals – to get funding. Laws that are nearly eight decades old make it impossible for others to invest. … Because of this bill, start-ups and small business will now have access to a big, new pool of potential investors – namely, the American people. For the first time, ordinary Americans will be able to go online and invest in entrepreneurs that they believe in. “Of course, to make sure Americans don’t get taken advantage of, the websites

where folks will go to fund all these startups and small businesses will be subject to rigorous oversight. The SEC is going to play an important role in implementing this bill.” “I’ve always said that the true engine of job creation in this country is the private sector, not the government. Our job is to help our companies grow and hire. … “Our economy has begun to turn a corner, but we’ve still got a long way to go. We’ve still got a lot of Americans out there who are

looking for a job or looking for a job that pays better than the one that they’ve got. And we’re going to have to keep working together so that we can keep moving the economy forward. “But I’ve never been more confident about our future. And the reason is because of the American people. Some of the folks beside me here today are a testimony to that. Day after day, they’re out there pitching investors. … And who knows, maybe one of

them or one of the folks in the audience here today will be the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg. And one of them may be the next entrepreneur to turn a big idea into an entire new industry. That’s the promise of America. That’s what this country is all about. “So if these entrepreneurs are willing to keep giving their all, the least Washington can do is to help them succeed. I plan to do that now by proudly signing this bill.”

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purchase price (good will) vary significantly. Accounting for disposals will also be different. SEC rules require financial statements for acquired businesses, but not assets. • Some entities that don’t look like businesses, but meet the accounting definition, are outsourcing and licensing arrangements and property acquisitions. The official definition of a business is an integrated set of activities and assets that is capable of producing outputs and providing a return to investors. • The Financial Accounting Foundation’s proposal to form a Private Company Standards Improvement Council. It has generated more than 7,300 responses. It would make recommendations to the Financial Accounting Standards Board about changes to generally accepted accounting principles for private companies. Many of those against the idea say there should be an independent board setting standards for private companies. • Areas that are still being discussed: revenue, consolidations, investment property entities and investment companies. HV Biz • WCBJ • April 16, 2012

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THELIST: accounting firms Ranked by number of CPAs in county; listed alphabetically in event of tie.

Westchester County Next list: April 23 Largest Thrifts and Savings Banks

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Gettry Marcus Stern & Lehrer CPA, P.C. 222 Bloomingdale Road, Suite 104, White Plains 10605 909-1170 • gmslny.com

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Maier, Markey & Justic L.L.P.

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Marks Paneth & Shron L.L.P.++

222 Bloomingdale Road, Suite 400, White Plains 10605 644-9200 • mgroupusa.com 660 White Plains Road, Tarrytown 10591 524-9000 • markspaneth.com

MBAF CPAs L.L.C. 400 Columbus Ave., Suite 200E, Valhalla 10595 741-0200 • mbafcpa.com

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William Greene & Company L.L.P. 55 Katonah Ave., Katonah 10536 232-8461 • wgreeneco.com Selznick & Company L.L.P. 145 Bedford Road, Suite 201, Armonk 10504 273-3700 • dselznick.com UHY L.L.P. ^ 800 Westchester Ave., Suite North 641-657, Rye Brook 10573 697-4955 • uhyllp-us.com A. Uzzo & Company CPAs, P.C. 287 Bowman Ave., Purchase 10577 694-8800 • auzzo.com Band, Rosenbaum & Martin P.C. 26 Burling Lane, New Rochelle 10801 636-7200 • brmcpa.com Maxwell Shmerler & Co., CPAs 11 Martine Ave., Suite 970, White Plains 10606 681-0400 • msco-cpa.com Peretz, Resnick, Mitgang & Marcus L.L.P. 303 S. Broadway, Suite 105, Tarrytown 10591 332-5393 • peretzcpas.com Kass & Jaffe P.C. 1025 Westchester Ave., White Plains 10604 948-7800 • kassjaffe.com Kera & Company 150 White Plains Road, Suite 406, Tarrytown 10591 332-8484 • keracpas.com Resnick & Newman L.L.P. 580 White Plains Road, Suite 435, Tarrytown 10591 631-7000, ext. 112 • resnicknewman.com Victor J. Cannistra CPA P.C. 115 Kisco Ave, Mount Kisco 10549 241-3605 • cannistracpa.com ABD Associates L.L.P. 50 Broadway, Hawthorne 10532 747-9000 Blum & Bernstein L.L.P. 220 White Plains Road, Tarrytown 10591 631-1010 Malane & Soderlund 1 Barker Ave., White Plains 10601 682-2220 Reda, Romano & Co. L.L.P. 800 Westchester Ave., Rye Brook 10573 701-0170 • redacpa.com Sanossian, Sardis & Co. L.L.P. 700 White Plains Road, Scarsdale 10583 725-9800 BDO USA L.L.P.♦ 115 Stevens Ave., Suite 207, Valhalla 10595 747-1122 • bdo.com Rosenberg & Chesnov CPA's L.L.P. 111 Brook St., Third floor, Scarsdale 10583 722-6901 • rcmycpa.com Hymes & Associates CPA, P.C. 55 Pondfield Road, Bronxville 10708 961-1200 • hymescpa.com Weinstein & Formanek CPAs/Family Office Advisor 141 E. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck 10543 698-4123 • foadvisor.com Anchin, Block & Anchin L.L.P.+++ 1375 Broadway, New York City 10018 (212) 840-3456 • anchin.com WeiserMazars L.L.P. ▲ 135 W. 50 St., New York City 10020 (212) 812-7000 • weisermazars.com Grassi & Co.▲ 488 Madison Ave., 21st floor, New York City 10022 (212) 661-6166 • grassicpas.com

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800 Westchester Ave., Suite N-400, Rye Brook 10573 694-4600 • darcangelo.com

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709 Westchester Ave., White Plains 10604 949-2990 • citrincooperman.com

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Citrin Cooperman

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500 Mamaroneck Ave., Harrison 10528 381-8900 • odpkf.com

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O'Connor Davies L.L.P.

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1311 Mamaroneck Ave., Suite 250, White Plains 10605 684-2700 • jhcohn.com

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J.H. Cohn L.L.P.

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Michael J. Mahoney mmahoney@uhy-us.com 2004 Anthony P. Uzzo, president auzzo@auzzo.com 1984 Scott Martin smartin@brmcpa.com 1929 WA Shmerler info@msco-cpa.com 1913 David M. Peretz dperetz@peretzcpas.com 1990 Ed Jaffe info@kassjaffe.com 1980 Ellen Kera CPA ekera@keracpas.com 1955 Stuart Goldberg CPA stucpa@resnicknewman.com 1954 Victor J. Cannistra CPA victorc@cannistracpa.com 1975 Rebecca Drechsel arnoldb@abdcpa.com 1974 Eric Blum ericb4@optonline.net 1945 David Malane 1996 Al Reda CPA info@redacpa.com 1995 George Sanossian george.sanossian@sscpa.co 1985 George Whitehead gwhitehead@bdo.com 1910 Alan D. Rosenberg CPA alan@rcmycpa.com 1973 Michael S. Hymes CPA michael@hymescpa.com 1992 Peter Formanek peter@foadvisor.com 1975 Frank A. Schettino CPA info@anchin.com 1923 Douglas A. Phillips CPA doug.phillips@weisermazars.com 1921 Louis C. Grassi CPA, CFE cpas@grassicpas.com 1980

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business accounting

By IRVE J. GOLDMAN

Chapter 11 can be an effective tool

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ompanies facing financial distress are increasingly turning to Chapter 11 to restructure their indebtedness and return to financial health. While Chapter 11 is not a panacea for all financial ailments, it can effectively be used to reduce debt, remodel operations and otherwise maintain a business as a going concern. The recent Chapter 11 filings of Kodak, Friendly’s, Hostess and Coach Transportation are examples that even the most established companies are not immune from the adversities of the marketplace or afraid to resort to Chapter 11 to effectively deal with them.

able level and a plan for repayment on the reduced amount that is consistent with the debtor’s ability to pay. It is not uncommon for a substantial amount of debt to be forgiven with the realization that if the debtor is forced to shut down and liquidate, creditors will get a zero return. • Assuming or rejecting contracts or leases. Debtors under Chapter 11 can rid themselves of unfavorable contracts or leases, such as equipment leases, real estate leases

and long-term contracts, or assume ones that were previously in default. • Recovery of payments or repossessions and avoidance of liens. If a debtor makes payments as a result of collection pressure or has its assets liened, attached or repossessed within 90 days of a bankruptcy filing, the payments may be recovered and the liens, attachments or repossessions may be avoided as “preferential transfers.” • Selling property free and clear of

liens. Debtors can use the Chapter 11 process to sell any or all of their assets whether or not they are covered by liens. The bankruptcy court has the authority to order that the sale be free and clear of any liens. Irve J. Goldman is a partner in the Bridgeport, Conn., office of Pullman & Comley L.L.C., with a focus on bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. He can be reached at igoldman@pullcom.com.

Chapter 11 can effectively be used to reduce debt, remodel operations and otherwise maintain a business as a going concern. Some of the more significant restructuring tools afforded to these and other companies by Chapter 11 are: • Automatic stay. The filing of a Chapter 11 petition will by operation of law prohibit creditors from taking or continuing with any and all collection actions. • Freezing of pre-petition debt. Upon the filing of a Chapter 11 petition, the debtor is prohibited by law from making payments on its pre-petition debt, thus providing an immediate benefit to the cash flow of the business. • Restructuring of secured debt. Under Chapter 11, secured debt may be restructured by lowering the interest rate on the obligation, extending its maturity, or both. In certain circumstances, the amount of secured debt can be written down to the value of the creditor’s collateral. • Extending payment of tax debt. Tax debt to the federal or state government may be paid in installments over a five-year period dating from the bankruptcy petition date. • Reducing unsecured debt. In the typical Chapter 11 case, a committee of unsecured creditors is appointed to represent the interests of all unsecured creditors. The debtor negotiates with the committee for a reduction in its unsecured debt to a manageHV Biz • WCBJ • April 16, 2012

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Life insurance can rescue your retirement

BY CHRISTOPHER JORDAN AND RALPH WILECZEK

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ongratulations, you have scrimped and saved, weathered outrageous market swings and followed stringent retirement account funding rules to amass what you hope will be lasting retirement income. But with economic conditions remaining highly uncertain, the political tug-of-war that rages on has left you facing new potential tax and non-tax threats to your retirement nest egg. These threats are coming from both sides of the political aisle and many times are overlooked when trying to create family wealth. Just last month, The Highway Investment, Job Creation and Economic Growth Act of 2012, which had targeted

decreasing the viability of a planning tool known as a “stretch” IRA, was modified at the last minute and passed without the provision that would have prematurely depleted retirement assets for certain beneficiaries. While you may have temporarily dodged the taxing bullet, rest assured, there will be other measures proposed and perhaps passed that may expose more of your retirement savings to increased or accelerated taxes. Other threats to your retirement assets are your untimely demise, an unfortunate chronic illness, or deficient health-care coverage that could cause your family to dig into your retirement assets prematurely. Adding insult to injury, withdrawals from these plans could be met with high tax bills and perhaps even penalties

since this money is added to your ordinary income regardless of how it is used. While certain exceptions can help you avoid penalties for premature withdrawal or modify the amount of income tax due, income taxes are generally charged on any distributions. For example, should you need $100,000 net from your retirement accounts you would have to withdraw an extra $33,333 to cover the income taxes due if your effective tax rate is 25 percent. If you are not yet 59 ½, additional penalties may be imposed. So retirement savings that were expected to last 20 years or more may not last nearly that long. So what are savvy retirees doing to safeguard their retirement assets? They are turning to their financial advisors for help

We’re Making Loans In Your Community “We’re very pleased with the responsive and personal service we received when we refinanced our Pleasantville property with Community Mutual Savings Bank.”

only to find those advisors recommending a review of their life insurance programs. While many politicians view retirement savings as a possible bailout for fiscal imprudence at a time when they should be encouraging retirement saving, a few stalwart insurance providers are thinking differently. With literally dozens of decades of experience, impeccable financial ratings, and survival skills that have helped them overcome the whims of many taxhappy administrations, some large insurance companies are innovating retirement protection solutions. Plans that were designed to provide final expense proceeds, family income replacement, or protection against estate or inheritance taxes are now being used

Some large insurance companies are innovating retirement protection solutions.

Jim Diamond, Diamond Properties, LLC

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to help indemnify future generations in the event of an untimely demise, or providing tax-free cash benefits in case of a chronic illness. As always, these plans carry the benefit of also being a potential source of supplemental tax-free retirement income even if you live a long and healthy life. They can provide the net $1 needed without having to deplete your retirement account by $1.33 as illustrated above and losing the tax-deferred growth on these funds. If you want to move your retirement assets out of harm’s way, consider revisiting your future cash-flow and retirement planning in light of the attacks that we are likely to see on the transfer or use of retirement assets and the innovations provided by companies that have provided family protection for decades. Christopher Jordan is the CEO of LEXCO Wealth Management Inc. in Tarrytown. He can be reached at cjordan@ lexcowealth.com. Ralph Wileczek is a CPA with LEXCO Advisor Solutions Inc. He can be reached at ralphwileczek@lexcoadvisorsolutions.com.


Tax fraud via identity theft a growing problem

BY CAROL E. CURTIS ccurtis@westfairinc.com

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surge in tax refund fraud via identity theft has grown serious enough for Congress to hold a hearing on the problem, while prompting the Internal Revenue Service to consider sharing more tax return information with police. As federal officials move to control the thieves, one accountant said that while Florida has seen the most cases, places like Fairfield County could be a logical next target. “It is an issue of supply and demand,” said Mike Hoffman, a partner at Adeptus L.L.C., an accounting firm with offices in

“People describe it as cocaine on a card. It’s a lot of money and people are having parties in their homes and training others on how to commit this crime.”

sure that someone has not been using the number to obtain counterfeit credit cards. “When you send in a paper file, the IRS will usually catch the discrepancy because you have a person looking at it,” he said. The IRS is currently tracking 300,000 identity theft cases, said U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida during a March hearing of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth. While Tampa has been at the center of

the problem, Nelson said it is not confined to one area of the country. He produced a chart showing that the amount of identity theft cases the IRS received between 2009 and hoffman 2011 nearly tripled. “People describe it as cocaine on a card,”

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– U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida

New York and New Jersey. “Connecticut is definitely at risk because of the affluent profile of its population.” Tax fraud via identity theft is a growing headache for accountants. Thieves typically steal Social Security numbers and file returns seeking tax refunds, using an abandoned home or another false address as a delivery point. If the fraudster files the return before the person holding the Social Security number, the refund will often be sent to the bogus filer. Hoffman said that this type of fraud has already been an issue with clients. He cited one case where he e-filed a return for a client, only to have it rejected by the IRS because an agent said that the Social Security number had already been used on someone else’s return. The problem may simply be a mistake, he said, but if not, chances are someone else used the Social Security number for fraudulent reasons. In cases like this, Hoffman said that he calls the client and reissues the return as a paper document. He also advises the client to check his or her credit report to make

he said. “It’s a lot of money and people are having parties in their homes and training others on how to commit this crime.” In a move that could spark concerns over personal privacy, an IRS official said at the hearing that the agency is considering a pilot program in Tampa. “We are limited in what we can supply to local law enforcement,” said Steven Miller, deputy IRS commissioner for ser-

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“more like the operational equivalent of a colonoscopy for a sector that traditionally has preferred to keep intimate details about its business – such as investor liquidity or details of counterparty exposures – under wraps.” “With all the confusion surrounding Form PF, it really comes down to data,” said WTP Capital Markets CEO Louis Sala, a former senior executive at Wall Street firms whose operations consulting business for hedge funds and investment banks was acquired in early 2011 by WTP Advisors. “Firms need to take stock of what they have, what they need and how it all comes together,” he said. Leveraging its middle office and back office expertise, the WTP capital markets

team provides full data discovery and analysis for each question on Form PF to create a structured reporting framework for the filing process. “Our Form PF diagnostic appeals to both first- and second-round filers as it provides critical data analysis and support needed by funds of all size, strategy and type,” Sala said. WTP also has developed its own software solution, Flex PF. It can be used for Form PF and additional regulatory, investor and operational requirements. The WTP software can be integrated with a firm’s existing platform, said Ilicia Silverman, director and head of business development of WTP Capital Markets. “Flex PF can act as a stand-alone data warehouse or work in conjunction with a firm’s current one. It is a great tool for firms with extensive infrastructure as well as for those who outsource aspects of their

operations.”

Fresh Start for self-employed

Under a new Internal Revenue Service program called Fresh Start, tax relief is available for unemployed people or selfemployed taxpayers whose income has dropped. Some struggling taxpayers may qualify for an offer-in-compromise, an agreement between a taxpayer and the IRS that settles the taxpayer’s tax liabilities for less than the full amount owed. Generally, an offer will not be accepted if the IRS believes the liability can be paid in full as a lump sum or through a payment agreement. The IRS looks at the taxpayer’s income and assets to make a determination regarding the taxpayer’s ability to pay.

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vices and enforcement. While tax return information is normally kept confidential, under the program exceptions could be made, with the permission of victims of identity theft and tax refund fraud, so that bogus tax return documents could be shared with police. Nelson has introduced the Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Prevention Act, a bill that would give the IRS and identity-theft victims the means to better detect and prevent tax refund fraud. Meanwhile, accountants such as Hoffman can only hope law enforcement officials get a handle on the problem soon. “This is another step in the process that I have to take time to investigate,” he said.

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FACES& PLACES SPIRIT OF ACHIEVEMENT Junior Achievement of the Hudson Valley Inc. (JAHV) recently presented its annual Spirit of Achievement Awards to Capital One Bank and School 13 in Yonkers, where Fred Hernandez is principal. The Westchester County Business Journal also presented the Overachiever of the Year Award to Renee Brown of C.W. Brown Inc. The awards dinner, held March 22 at the Westchester Marriott, is the education organization’s premier event to celebrate the successes of both the business and education community at work to provide the children of the Hudson Valley with successful futures. All photograph identifications are from left unless otherwise noted. 1. The Junior ROTC of Lincoln High School, Yonkers, presenting the colors. 2. Jim Fosina, president and CEO of Fosina Marketing Group Inc., and JAHV board chairman. 3. Marie T. Gallagher, senior vice-president and controller, PepsiCo, and Sharon Gorman, senior IT manager, Avon Products Inc.; both JAHV board members. 4. Front row, Angela D. Giustino, president, Junior Achievement of the Hudson Valley Inc.; Richard Schnapper, senior vice president and group market executive of Capital One Bank accepted the JA Spirit of Achievement Award on behalf of Capital One; Renee Brown, president and CEO of C.W. Brown Inc., and Westchester County Business Journal Overachiever of the Year. Back row, Fred Hernandez, JA Spirit of Achievement Award honoree; and Deputy County Executive Kevin J. Plunkett. 5. Monique Devine and Peter Delmont, CFO; both of C.W. Brown Inc. 6. Susan Crucy Burkhardt, senior director, affiliate marketing and training, Keep America Beautiful, host for the event and a JA alumna.

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HAPPY 100TH Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson (GSHH) celebrated the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting at its gala March 15 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Tarrytown. More than 300 guests gathered to honor Women of Leadership and Excellence, including U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, actress Vanessa Williams, business entrepreneur Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson and the “Watson Women” of IBM represented by Dr. Katharine Frase. The event raised $180,000 for Girl Scout programs that serve more than 33,000 girls in grades K-12 throughout the lower Hudson Valley. All photograph identifications are from left unless otherwise noted. — Photographs by Margaret Fox 1. Cutting the 100th anniversary cake at the gala are Young Women of Leadership and Excellence honoree Marissa Contento, Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson, GSHH board chairperson Jane Goldwasser, GSHH CEO Pam Anderson, gala co-chairperson Patricia Mulqueen of Con Edison (partially hidden), Vanessa Williams and U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey. 2. As part of GSHH’s Centennial Gala, 100 years worth of artifacts and uniforms were on display. Shown are, GSHH Museum volunteers Judi Silverman and Pauline Hansen. 3. Girl Scout Lisa Sukra and Vanessa Williams.

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Mehagk Inc., 1035 Little Britain Road, New Windsor 12553. Chapter 7, voluntary. Attorney: Warren Greher, New Windsor. Filed April 10. Case no. 12-35890.

Daidee Inc., et al. Filed by NHCLC-New York L.L.C. Action: diversity-breach of contract claim. Attorneys for plaintiff: Regina Alter and Robert Sidorsky. Filed April 9. Case no. 12-02761.

Intuitive Surgical Inc. Filed by Gilmore McCalla. Action: diversity-personal injury claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Paul D. Rheingold. Filed April 4. Case no. 12-02597.

Campeche Holdings L.L.C., New York City. Seller: Douglas Slater, et al, Bedford. Property: 97 W. Patent Road, Bedford. Amount: $4.9 million. Filed April 5.

DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., et al. Filed by David Kilgus. Action: Court Cases diversity-personal injury claim. The following cases appear on the Attorney for plaintiff: David Rhedocket of the U.S. District Court ingold. Filed April 5. Case no. for the county of Westchester in 12-02633. White Plains. El Puerto Seafood Corp., et al. Filed by Juan Carlos Caballero, et U.S. District Court Manhattan al. Action: claim filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. 1661 St. Johns L.L.C., 543 BedAttorneys for plaintiff: Justin ACCRA Sheetmetal L.L.C. Filed ford Ave., Brooklyn 11211. ChapCilenti and Peter Hans Cooper. ter 11, voluntary. Attorney: Ar- by the Trustees of The Sheet Met- Filed April 6. Case no. 12-02679. al Workers’ International Associanold Greene, New York City. Filed tion Local Union No. 28 Benefit April 6. Case no. 12-22689. Funds. Action: employee benefits Hedman Resources Ltd. Filed by Onebeacon America InsurAmbassador Media Group claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Dana ance Co., et al. Action: diversityHenke. Filed April 9. Case no. L.L.C., 245 W. 17 St., Second other contract claim. Attorney for floor, New York City 10011. 12-02738. plaintiff: Eileen T. McCabe. Filed Chapter 7, voluntary. Attorney: April 6. Case no. 12-02680. Tracy L. Klestadt, New York City. Allergan Inc., et al. Filed by Ferring B.V. Action: patent infringeFiled April 6. Case no. 12-11445. ment claim. Attorneys for plain- Fortress CWW L.L.C., et al. Filed by Jose A. Vargas Crespov. Daytop Village Foundation tiff: William Deni Jr., James B. Action: claim filed under the Fair Monroe and Mara Zazzali. Filed Inc., et al., 104 W. 40 St., Fourth Labor Standards Act of 1938. Atfloor, New York City 10018. April 5. Case no. 12-02650. torneys for plaintiff: Brandon Chapter 11, voluntary. Attorney: Sherr and Justin Zeller. Filed Norman N. Kinel, New York City. American Medical Systems April 5. Case no. 12-02614. Filed April 5. Case no. 12-11436. Inc. Filed by Terrie Henderson. Action: diversity-personal injury claim. Attorneys for plain- GCA Services Group Inc. Filed tiff: Randi Kassan and J. Paul by Building Service 32B-J Health Poughkeepsie Sizemore. Filed April 9. Case no. Fund, et al. Action: employee benefits claim. Attorney for plain12-02712. Hudson Valley Trails L.L.C., tiff: Michael E. Geffner. Filed 509 Freetown Highway, P.O. Box April 4. Case no. 12-02562. Beatrice Home Fashions Inc., 8, Modena 12548. Chapter 12, voluntary. Attorney: Simon D. et al. Filed by Michael Miller Granite State Insurance Co. Haysom, Goshen. Filed April 10. Fabrics L.L.C. Action: copyright Filed by Clearwater Insurance infringement claim. Attorneys Case no.12-35884. for plaintiff: Chester Rothstein Co. Action: claim filed under the and Neil Zipkin. Filed April 4. Federal Arbitration Act of 1925. Attorney for plaintiff: Stephen M. Case no. 12-02624. Kennedy. Filed April 4. Case no. CILTEC Service Corp., et al. 12-02611.

John-Phil Tavern Corp. et al. Filed by Broadcast Music Inc., et al. Action: copyright infringement claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Catherine Clayton. Filed April 5. Case no. 12-02666.

Cararo Realty L.L.C., Mahopac. Seller: 300-302 New Main Street L.L.C., Easton, Pa. Property: 300-302 New Main St., Yonkers. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed March 30.

Litton Loan Servicing L.P., et al. Filed by Rosie Cavaciuti. Action: diversity-other contract claim. Attorneys for plaintiff: Gregory M. Egleston, Barry Gainey and Thomas McKenna. Filed April 6. Case no. 12-02677.

Ethan Jordan Matt Holdings L.L.C., Boca Raton, Fla. Seller: Robert Todd Lang, New York. Property: 23 The Crossing, Harrison. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed March 29.

Bankruptcies The following petitions were filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in White Plains. Chapter 11 indicates the filer intends to submit a plan of reorganization to the court. Chapter 7 indicates a liquidation of assets.

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Filed by Nancy Klein. Action: diversity-personal injury claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Jason D. Friedman. Filed April 5. Case no. 12-02625. Citigroup Inc., et al. Filed by Debra Ann Bader. Action: claim filed under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act of 1978. Attorney for plaintiff: Matthew Cabrera. Filed April 6. Case no. 12-02675.

Greystone Partnership L.L.C., Irvington. Seller: Gretchen Ann Zierick, Bedford Corners. Property: 60 Linden Lane, Bedford. Amount: $1.3 million. Filed March 30.

Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. Filed by Indemnity Insurance Company of North America. Action: admiralty claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Martin F. Casey. Filed April 5. Case no. 12-02668. Hidden Ridge at Scarsdale Construction Corp., East MeadPfizer Inc. Filed by Kimberly ow. Seller: Beechwood Morrow Cook. Action: diversity-personal Building Corp., Jericho. Property: injury claim. Attorneys for plain- 39 Morrow Ave., Yonkers 10710. tiff: Anne Andrews, David R. Bu- Amount: $2.5 million. Filed chanan, Mark Crawford, Amanda March 30. J. Greenburg, Christopher Seeger, Steven J. Skikos, John Thornton Woodberry Square Center III and Christopher Van de Kieft. L.L.C., Rockville, Md. Seller: ITA Filed April 5. Case no. 12-02655. Properties L.L.C., Beverly Hills, Calif. Property: 1030 W. BosSealink International Inc. ton Post Road, Mamaroneck. Filed by Mediterranean Shipping Amount: $2.9 million. Filed Company (USA) Inc. Action: March 29. admiralty claim. Attorneys for plaintiff: John Orzel and Lindsay Sakal. Filed April 5. Case no. Below $1 million 12-02631.

Verizon New York Inc. Filed by Cerice Hill. Action: job discrimination claim. Attorneys for plaintiff: Gregory Preston and BerIndian Harbor Insurance Co. nadette A. Smith. Filed April 6. Filed by Scottsdale Insurance Co. Case no. 12-02678. Action: diversity-other contract claim. Attorneys for plaintiff: Ann Odelson and Joshua C. Weisberg. Deeds Filed April 5. Case no. 12-02632. InterContinental Hotels Group P.L.C., et al. Filed by Sonia A. Clarke. Action: job discrimination claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Phyllis Gelman. Filed April 5. Case no. 12-02671.

Above $1 million 179 Brady Management L.L.C., Hawthorne. Seller: 179 Brady Avenue L.L.C., Thornwood. Property: 179 Brady Ave., Mount Pleasant. Amount: $1 million. Filed March 28.

192-194 Park Avenue L.L.C., Scarsdale. Seller: Richard Morgan, Bedford. Property: 192-194 Park Ave., Harrison. Amount: $825,000. Filed April 2. 39-41 Main Street Realty L.L.C., New Rochelle. Seller: Robert A. Linden, et al, Andover, Conn. Property: 39 Main St., New Rochelle. Amount: $950,000. Filed March 29. 415 Webster L.L.C., White Plains. Seller: 415 Webster Avenue Associates Inc., New Rochelle. Property: 415 Webster Ave., New Rochelle. Amount: $825,000. Filed April 4. Cartus Financial Corp., Danbury, Conn. Seller: Geoffrey Kupferschmid, et al, Somers. Property: 27 Londonderry Lane, Somers. Amount: $770,000. Filed March 28. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Seller: John G. Molloy, Somers. Property: 126 Sickles Ave., New Rochelle. Amount: $474,150. Filed April 5. Dina Realty 246 L.L.C., Tarrytown. Seller: American Residential Equities L.L.C., Miami, Fla. Property: 246 S. Third Ave., Mount Vernon. Amount: $91,500. Filed April 2. DRJ Entities L.L.C., Rockville Centre. Seller: Thomas Paul Cheriyamadam, et al, Mamaroneck. Property: 1314 Franklin Ave., Rye. Amount: $300,000. Filed April 2.

1001 Properties Inc., Yorktown Heights. Seller: Patricia Bacon Kalish, Jamaica. Property: 1734 Crompond Road, Peekskill. Amount: $63,000. Filed April 9.

FRB Inc., Seattle, Wash. Seller: Seaview Landing L.L.C., Livingston, N.J. Property: 15 Shore Club Drive, New Rochelle. Amount: $950,000. Filed April 5.

15 Cliff Avenue L.L.C., Yonkers. Seller: Vera Hernandez, Greenacres, Fla. Property: 15 Cliff Ave., Yonkers. Amount: $585,000. Filed April 9.

GM South 3rd L.L.C., New York City. Seller: Joseph R. Pisani, Poughkeepsie. Property: 29 Poplar St., Yonkers. Amount: $350,000. Filed April 3.

157 Walsh Inc., Yonkers. Seller: 320 West 245th Street L.L.C., Mount Vernon. Property: 157 Walsh Road, Yonkers. Amount: $630,000. Filed March 28.

HSBC Bank USA N.A. Seller: Rosa Chacon, Mahopac. Property: 247 Seymour Road, Rye. Amount: $562,352. Filed April 3.

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FACTS&FIGURES Jefferson Property L.L.C., Scarsdale. Seller: Pierre Combal, et al, Scarsdale. Property: 4 Jefferson Road, Scarsdale. Amount: $815,000. Filed April 2. PNM Associates L.L.C., Chappaqua. Seller: Darlene Curtis, et al, Mohegan Lake. Property: 110 S. Division St., Peekskill. Amount: $245,000. Filed March 27. PNM Associates L.L.C., Chappaqua. Seller: Saguaro Enterprises L.L.C., Peekskill. Property: 929 S. St., Peekskill. Amount: $235,000. Filed April March 27. Preston Bulkley Properties L.L.C., Rye. Seller: Simon Guiracocha, Port Chester. Property: 395-399 Midland Ave., Rye. Amount: $775,000. Filed March 30. Prudential Relocation Inc. Seller: Lawrence Balick, et al, Ardsley. Property: 14 Riverview Ave., Greenburgh. Amount: $575,000. Filed April March 28. SN Group L.L.C., White Plains. Seller: Barbara Bell, et al, Boca Raton, Fla. Property: 9 Perry Court, North Castle. Amount: $765,000. Filed March 30.

WNF Holding Corp., Bronx. Seller: Joanne Pergolis, Tuckahoe. Property: 50 Columbus Ave., Eastchester. Amount: $325,000. Filed April 4.

MOUNT VERNON, 317 S. Sixth Ave. Three-family dwelling; .24 acre. Plaintiff: Emigrant Mortgage Co. Plaintiff’s attorney: Deutsch & Schneider (718) 417-1700; 79-37 Myrtle Ave., Glendale. Defendant: Roseane Lorry. Referee: Francis Terrell. Foreclosure Sale: April 23, 10:30 a.m., WestAuctions chester County Courthouse, 111 HARTSDALE, 300 Chatterton Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Parkway. Single-family resi- White Plains. Approximate lien: dence; .31 acre. Plaintiff: Indymac $274,509. Federal Bank FSB. Plaintiff’s attorney: Fein, Such & Crane (973) MOUNT VERNON, 418 Dun538-4700; 747 Chestnut Ridge ham Ave. Single-family resiRoad, Suite 200, Chestnut Ridge. dence; .13 acre. Plaintiff: Flagstar Defendant: Ida Austin. Referee: Bank FSB. Plaintiff’s attorney: John Guttridge. Sale: April 23, 9 Rosicki & Rosicki & Associates a.m., Westchester County Court- (845) 897-1600; 2 Summit Court, house, 111 Dr. Martin Luther Suite 301, Fishkill. Defendant: King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Ap- Orson Williams. Referee: Richard Glickel. Sale: April 18, 10 a.m., proximate lien: $503,012.20. Westchester County Courthouse, IRVINGTON, 2 Stearns Ridge, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 3 Stearns Ridge, 23 Dearman Blvd., White Plains. Approximate Close, 25 Dearman Close, 33 lien: $400,604.

Dearman Close. Lot size(s): Not available. Plaintiff: Normandy Corp. Plaintiff’s attorney: Schuman, Sall & Geist, 1 N. Lexington Ave., White Plains. Defendant: O’Neill Rowan LTD. Referee: Jeffrey Shumejda. Sale: April 16, 9:30 a.m., Westchester County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Approximate lien: $1,140,035.11, plus first mortgage of $719,830.51.

Tavo Jr. Real Estate L.L.C., Chappaqua. Seller: Maria Cambareri, et al, Mount Kisco. Property: 30 Red Oak Lane, New Castle. MOUNT KISCO, 54 MeadowAmount: $300,000. Filed April 9. brook Lane. Single-family residence; 40 x 150. Plaintiff: HSBC Weichert Relocation Resources Bank USA, NA. Plaintiff’s attorInc., Morris Plains, N.J. Seller: Vi- ney: Gross, Polowy & Orlans P.O. nay Rao, et al, Scarsdale. Property: Box 540, Getzville. Defendant: 92 Highland Road, Greenburgh. Michael Bueti. Referee: Lorraine Amount: $910,000. Filed April 9. Corsa. Sale: April 20, 2 p.m., Westchester County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Seller: Blvd., White Plains. Approximate Nicholas J. Stefani, Valrico, Fla. lien: $632,978. Property: 355 Old Tarrytown Road, 406, Greenburgh. Amount: MOUNT VERNON, 122 S. $356,873. Filed April 5. Fourth Ave. Lot size: .12 acre. Plaintiff: Waterfall Victoria Master Fund. Plaintiff’s attorney: Jaspan, Schlesinger (516) 746-8000; 300 Garden City Plaza, Fifth floor, Garden City. Defendant: Mount Vernon Furniture Plaza. Referee: Not available. Sale: April 23, 10:15 a.m., Westchester County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Approximate lien: $597,817.

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NEW ROCHELLE, 23 Fifth St. Two-family dwelling; 42 x 100. Plaintiff: Philip Blumenfeld. Plaintiff’s attorney: Kaminsly & Rich, 399 Knollwood Road, White Plains. Defendant: Abraham Vaccachan. Referee: Ann Penachio. Sale: April 20, 9:30 a.m., Westchester County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Approximate lien: $367,692. NEW ROCHELLE, 85 Stonelea Place. Single-family residence; 100 x 150. Plaintiff: WEXA1, HVB, L.L.C. Plaintiff’s attorney: Benanti & Associate (203) 3249559; 350 Bedford St., Stamford, CT 06901. Defendant: Mark Paragon Referee: Darren DeUrso. Sale: April 25, 9 a.m., Westchester County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Approximate lien: $576,595.88. WHITE PLAINS, 55 Riverdale Ave. Lot size: .17 acre. Plaintiff: US Bank National Association. Plaintiff’s attorney: Rosicki & Rosicki & Associates (845) 8971600; 2 Summit Court, Suite 301, Fishkill. Defendant: Ronald Fowler. Referee: Kenneth Bunting. Sale: May 3, 9: 30 a.m., Westchester County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Approximate lien: $136,367.14.

YORKTOWN, 809 Underhill Ave. Vacant Land. Plaintiff: E.R. Holding L.L.C. Plaintiff’s attorney: Novich, Edelstein, Lubell, Reisman, Wasserman & Lefenthal (914) 375-0100; 733 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers. Defendant: 708 Underhill Ave. Corp. Referee: John Guttridge. Sale: April 19, 9:15 a.m., Westchester County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Approximate lien: $531,571.

Donovan, Mitchell Sr., aka Donovan V. Mitchell Sr., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $321,300 affecting property located at 96 Sears Ave., Greenburgh 10523. Filed March 8.

Pennelle, Laura, as administrant of the estate of Phyllis Higgs, et al. Filed by Loancare. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 59 Juniper Drive, Mahopac 10541. Filed March 7.

Fratarcangeli, Massimo, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $506,000 affecting property located at 108 Whitman Ave., Yonkers 10710. Filed March 7.

Smith, Blair, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $548,000 affecting property located at 187 Fifth Ave., New Rochelle 10801. Filed March 12.

The following filings indicated a legal action has been initiated, the Giannetto, Elizabeth, et al. Filed outcome of which may affect the by OneWest Bank F.S.B. Action: title to the property listed. seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $630,300 affecting Astoria Realty Management property located at 4 Old Cross L.L.C., et al. Filed by T and N River Road, Katonah 10536. Filed Funding L.L.C. Action: seeks to March 8. foreclose on a mortgage to secure $35,000 affecting property located at 4 Brookside Lane, North Henry-Oshea, Lorna, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Salem 10560. Filed March 12. Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $467,500 afBarnard, Courtney, et al. Filed fecting property located at 2159 by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Ac- Crompond Road, Cortlandt tion: seeks to foreclose on a mort- Manor 10567. Filed March 12. gage to secure $191,500 affecting property located at 1 Landmark Square, Unit 101, Port Chester Lyles, Frank, et al. Filed by Oceanfirst Bank. Action: seeks to 10573. Filed March 9. foreclose on a mortgage to secure $396,000 affecting property loBulfamante, Stephen J., et al. cated at 12 Mohawk Trail, White Filed by Everbank. Action: seeks Plains 10603. Filed March 7. to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 109 Marconi, Judith, et al. Filed by Liberty Ave., New Rochelle 10805. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose Filed March 13. on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting Costella, Kim, et al. Filed by property located at 3716 Oriole JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Ac- Court, Shrub Oak 10588. Filed tion: seeks to foreclose on a mort- March 13. gage to secure $369,000 affecting property located at 10 Springdale Drive, Yorktown Heights 10598. Midollo, Robin, et al. Filed by M&T Bank. Action: seeks to foreFiled March 7. close on a mortgage to secure $100,000 affecting property loCualing, Teresita, et al. Filed by cated at 12 Oak Valley Lane, PurCitimortgage Inc. Action: seeks chase 10577. Filed March 9. to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $580,414 affecting property located at 3 Bainton St., Yonkers Patel, Anil, et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to 10704. Filed March 13. foreclose on a mortgage to secure $488,000 affecting property locatDenota, Frank, et al. Filed by ed at 25 City Place, Unit 7B, White Deutsche Bank National Trust Plains 10601. Filed March 9. Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $325,000 affecting property located at 185 Scarsdale Road, Yonkers 10707. Filed March 7.

Solano, Rocco, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $288,000 affecting property located at 500 Highpoint Drive 604, Hartsdale 10530. Filed March 9.

Lis Pendens

Veras, Luis, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $417,000 affecting property located at 12 N. Lawn Ave., Elmsford 10523. Filed March 8. Wachter, Kunigunde F., aka Kunigarde F. Wachter, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $81,773 affecting property located at 122 Jack Road, Cortlandt Manor 10567. Filed March 13. Zanders, Katharena L., et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $700,000 affecting property located at 2 Brendon Hill Road, Scarsdale 10583. Filed March 7.

Mechanic’s Liens 194 Yonkers Ave Realty Corp., as owner. $392,345 as claimed by CJS Building Corp., Yonkers. Property: in Yonkers. Filed March 30. Archbishop of New York, as owner. $154,523 as claimed by H and P Lumber and Materials Inc., Goldens Bridge. Property: in Somers. Filed March 30.


Credits, Clients and Awards Linda Roth, managing broker of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Scarsdale, was recently awarded the President’s Council award, which recognizes branch managers who demonstrate exemplary leadership and management skills.

Newsmakers Jared F. Brandoff, a spinal surgeon, has joined White Plains Hospital Physician Associates, a recently formed division of the hospital aligning physicians with hospital services. Brandoff holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University, a master’s degree from Boston University School of Medicine, and a medical doctorate from New York Medical College.

Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at Westchester Community College has announced the following members of its newly formed Advisory Board. Larry Gottlieb representing Westchester County Economic Development. Kim Jacobs, Community Capital of New York. Fenton Soliz, Wells Fargo. Robert Nechols, Westchester Community College. Fannie Aleman-Lansch, HSBC. Professor Scorpio Rogers, Westchester Community College. Yuval Marcus, Leason Ellis L.L.C. Professor Desi Colon, Westchester Community College. Professor Richard Hyland, Westchester Community College. Peter Herrero, NY Hospitality Group. Jeanne Maloney, Westchester Community College.

On the Go: Business, Etc.

Thursday, April 19 The Food Bank for Westchester ribbon-cutting ceremony, 10:30 a.m., 200 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford. For information, call 923-1100. “Smart Talk” business roundtable luncheon, noon to 2 p.m., 75 S. Broadway, Fourth floor, White Plains. $25; $20 registered before April 15. For information, visit wnfpevents.webs.com. Yonkers Downtown BID presents “Sunrise-to-Sunset Yonkers Downtown Business Seminar”, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Grand Roosevelt Ballroom, 2-8 Hudson St., Yonkers. For information, call 969-6660 or email jardrey@yonkersdowntown.com.

Monday, April 23 Westchester Business Connection presents “Your Passport to Success at Pascal’s,” 6 to 9 p.m., Pascal’s Restaurant, 141 Chatsworth Ave., Larchmont. $15; $10 pre-paid. For information, visit wbconnection.com.

Wednesday, April 18 Executive Coach Dinah Day returns to the Bronxville Career Network, 7:15 p.m., Edwards Room of Bronxville Reformed Church, 180 Pondfield Road, Bronxville. For information, call 588-8243 or visit reformedchurch.org.

Snapshot The New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) recently presented its 2012 Environmental Leadership Award to Jim Diamond, owner of Mount Kisco-based Diamond Properties. WESTMED Medical Group, a Purchase-based multispecialty group, has announced the following two board-certified physicians have joined the medical practice. Barbara S. Katzeff of New Rochelle holds a medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Preston N. Lurie of Scarsdale holds a medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Chris Pryor of Bedford has joined Strategies for Wealth as a financial representative. Pryor holds a bachelor’s degree from Roanoke College and a master’s degree from Columbia University. Strategies for Wealth, a general agency of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, has offices in Rye Brook, Manhattan and Woodbury. Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic has announced the election of the following three board members. Gawain F. de Leeuw of White Plains. Wendy M. Gardner of Bedford. Joan Rosen of Larchmont.

From left, NYLCV’s Westchester chapter Chairperson Nanette Bourne, Jim Diamond and New York state Assemblyman Bob Castelli.

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FACTS&FIGURES Brooks Shopping Centers L.L.C., as owner. $19,750 as claimed by Jet-Drive General Marine Contractors, Oceanside. Property: in Yonkers. Filed April 6.

WP Mall Realty L.L.C., as owner. $3,973 as claimed by SRI Fire Sprinkler L.L.C., Albany. Property: in White Plains. Filed March 26.

Choi, Sae H., et al, as owner. $500 as claimed by Mathilde Diaz, Flushing. Property: in Greenburgh. Filed April 6.

New Businesses

This paper is not responsible for Eastern Savings Bank, as own- typographical errors contained in er. $51,382 as claimed by Lascon the original filings. Inc., Scarsdale. Property: in ScarsPartnerships dale. Filed March 28. Henry Arfarth York Plan Trust, as owner. $2,722 as claimed by BC Mechanical Cooling and Heating, Yonkers. Property: in Mamaroneck. Filed April 2.

Vision Energy, 49 Leicester St., Port Chester 10573, c/o Robert N. Vilato and Stanley J. Margerum. Filed Nov. 21.

LT Propco L.L.C., as owner. Sole Proprietorships $14,173 as claimed by Easy Contracting L.L.C., Bronx. Property: A and S Home Improvement, in Scarsdale. Filed April 3. 141 N. Main St., Port Chester 10573, c/o Abner J. Cabrera. Filed Palumbo, Linda, as owner. Nov. 23. $15,200 as claimed by Dutchboy Waterproofing Systems Inc., Aloisisrun, 11 N. Ninth Ave., Brewster. Property: in Bedford. Mount Vernon 10550, c/o Althea Filed April 3. Andrea Chambers. Filed Nov. 23.

JV Computer Repair, 186 Woodworth Ave., Yonkers 10701, c/o John Steven Villamar. Filed Nov. 23.

Configurable PSRO structure for measuring frequency-dependent capacitive loads. Patent no. 8,154,309 issued to Kanak B. Agarwal, Austin, Texas; and JerKevin Michael Bush, Esquire, ry D. Hayes, Georgetown, Texas. 1348 Midland Ave., Apt. 1L, Assigned to International BusiBronxville 10708, c/o Kevin Mi- ness Machines Corp., Armonk. chael Bush. Filed Nov. 21. Dynamic migration of virtualMagallon Home Improvement, machine computer programs 455 Willett Ave., 2L, Port Chester upon satisfaction of condi10573, c/o Ismael Magallon. Filed tions. Patent no. 8,156,490 issued to James J. Bozek, Bothell, Wash.; Nov. 23. Robert E. Stephens, Snoqualmie, Wash.; and James L. Wooldridge, Official Music, 36 Ogden Ave., Fall City, Wash. Assigned to InCortlandt Manor 10567, c/o An- ternational Business Machines thony C. Agbamu. Filed Nov. 23. Corp., Armonk. Orimimi Designs, 60 Barker St., Apt. 618, Mount Kisco 10549, c/o Maria K. Lorello. Filed Nov. 22. Peirce Investments, 8 Cottage Place, White Plains 10601, c/o Robert A. Peirce. Filed Nov. 22. R and S Cable, P.O. Box 36, Goldens Bridge 10526, c/o Robert Charles Useted. Filed Nov. 21.

The Mystic Garden Soap Co., 1840 Crompond Road, No. 2-C5, Rothberg, Debra L., as owner. Apeiron Arts, 35 Winding Road Peekskill 10566, c/o Victoria Mat$202,100 as claimed by DHI Farm, Ardsley 10502, c/o Marlene thews. Filed Nov. 21. Construction Services Inc. Nichols-Tsagaris. Filed Nov. 21. Property: in Greenburgh. Filed The Tax Spa, 61 Ridge Road, March 30. Cusano Marketing, 128 Betsy Dobbs Ferry 10522, c/o Mark E. Brown Road, Port Chester 10573, Gluzewski. Filed Nov. 22. Town Holdings Corp., as owner. c/o Bill Cusano. Filed Nov. 22. $6,027 as claimed by Park Avenue Building and Roofing Supply, Do It Together Contracting Brooklyn. Property: in Mount Services, 190 Roundhill Drive, Vernon. Filed March 28. Patents Yonkers 10710, c/o Philip J. Butkowski. Filed Nov. 23. Vernon Association, as owner. $19,818 as claimed by United Duomo Cleaning Service, 26 Rentals Inc., Charlotte, S.C. Prop- Coachlight Square, Montrose erty: in Eastchester. Filed April 6. 10548, c/o Lourdes Maria Cordova. Filed Nov. 22. Westchester County Industrial Development, as owner. $68,278 Essence of Nails,. 192 E. Main as claimed by Delta Electric Inc., St., Mount Kisco 10549, c/o Serna Yonkers. Property: in White Betancur Maria Rosmery. Filed Plains. Filed March 28. Nov. 22. Jorge Z Tree and Landscaping Service, 472 Bedford Road, Pleasantville 10570, c/o Jorge Zhagui. Filed Nov. 21.

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The following patents were issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. Cartridge and sensor-dispensing instrument. Patent no. 8,153,080 issued to Mohammad A. Kheiri, Elkhart, Ind.; and D. Glenn Purcell, Edwardsburg, Mich. Assigned to Bayer HealthCare L.L.C., Tarrytown.

Process retext for dynamically loaded modules. Patent no. 8,156,510 issued to Matthew Brandyberry, Austin, Texas; David Craft, Wimberley, Texas; Vinit Jain, Austin, Texas; Thomas Mathews, Austin, Texas; and Lance Russell, Rosanky, Texas. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.

Providing shared tasks amongst a plurality of individuals. Patent no. 8,156,497 issued to Michael N. Abernethy Jr., Pflugerville, Texas; Kulvir S. Bhogal, Forth Worth, Texas; Travis M. Grigsby, Austin, Texas; and Alexandre Polozoff, Bloomington, Ill. Assigned to International BusiGesture recognition control ness Machines Corp., Armonk. of electronic devices using a multitouch device. Patent no. Rebuilding lost data in a dis8,154,428 issued to Lydia M. Do, tributed redundancy dataRaleigh, N.C.; Travis M. Grigsby, storage system. Patent no. Austin, Texas; Pamela A. Nesbitt, 8,156,368 issued to David D. Tampa, Fla.; and Lisa A. Seacat, Chambliss, Morgan Hill, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. Assigned James L. Hafner, San Jose, Calif.; to International Business Ma- and Tarun Thakur, San Jose, Calif. chines Corp., Armonk. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Image distribution for dynamic server pages. Patent no. Subtitle generation and re8,156,248 issued to Hung Dinh, trieval combining document Austin, Texas; Mansoor A. Lakh- processing with voice processdhir, Austin, Texas; and Phong ing. Patent no. 8,155,969 issued Pham, Austin, Texas. Assigned to Kohtaroh Miyamoto, Yorkto International Business Ma- town Heights; Noriko Nagishi, chines Corp., Armonk. Yorktown Heights; and Kenichi Arakawa, Yorktown Heights. AsIntelligent preloads of views signed to International Business and asynchronous loading of Machines Corp., Armonk. models using the MVC design pattern. Patent no. 8,156,419 is- Synchronized parallel processsued to Samar Choudhary, Mor- ing of rows of data with depenrisville, N.C.; Richard King, Cary, dencies by determining start N.C., Vijay Pandiarajan, Apex, time for processors. Patent no. N.C.; and Niraj D. Patel, Apex, 8,156,364 issued to Krishna RataN.C. Assigned to International konda, Yorktown Heights; and Business Machines Corp., Ar- Deepak S. Turaga, Elmsford. Asmonk. signed to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Optimization of thread wake up for shared processor partitions. Patent no. 8,156,498 issued to Vaijayanthimala K. Anand, Austin, Texas; Dean J. Burdick, Austin, Texas; and Bret R. Olszewski, Austin, Texas. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.

System and method for userskill determination. Patent no. 8,155,948 issued to Julio E. Ruano, Round Rock, Texas; Seth M. Holloway, Austin, Texas; Christopher Laffoon, Durham, N.C.; Abraao Lourenco, South Yamouth, Mass.; and Carl A. Timm IV, Seattle, Wash. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Test sensor and method for manufacturing the same. Patent no. 8,153,081 issued to Rex J. Kuriger, Granger, Ind. Assigned to Bayer Healthcare L.L.C., Tarrytown. Transfer of data from positional data sources to partitioned databases in re-startable environments. Patent no. 8,156,084 issued to Jing-Song Jang, Cupertino, Calif.; James McArdle, Austin, Texas; and Michael Spicer, Lafayette, Calif. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Uniquification and parentchild constructs for 1xN VLSI design. Patent no. 8,156,458 issued to Matthew W. Baker, Holly Springs, N.C.; Benjamin J. Bowers, Cary, N.C.; Anthony Correale Jr., Raleigh, N.C.; Irfan Rashid, Cary, N.C.; and Paul M. Steinmetz, Holly Springs, N.C. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.


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BRAND STREAM UNITED, LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/28/2011. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Rosenberg & Chesnov CPA’s LLP, 111 Brook Street 3rd Floor, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57631 Notice of Formation of D.L. New Rochelle Auto Sales, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/22/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 149 Main St., New Rochelle, NY 10801. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57632 Notice of Formation of 102 Beaumont Street Realty LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 6/9/08. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 340 5th Ave., Pelham, NY 10803. Registered Agent upon whom process may be served: 340 5th Ave., Pelham, NY 10803. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57633 Notice of Formation of Phoenix Practice Solutions LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/21/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: PO Box 1003, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57634 Notice of Formation of Book of Faces Fund, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/17/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 140 Grand St., Ste. 504, White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57635 Notice of Formation of North Bedford Consulting LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/24/12. Off. loc.: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 9 Orchard Lane, Katonah, NY 10536. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57636 Notice of formation of Rightpassage, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Secy. of State (SSNY) on 2/2/12. Office loc.: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address SSNY shall mail copy of process to 1 Albemarle Rd., White Plains, NY 10605. Mgmt. of the LLC shall be by one or more members. Purpose: Any lawful activity. #57637 NOTICE OF FORMATION of Fuller Marquise, LLC Art. of Org filed Secíy of State (SSNY) 2/29/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o Louis R. Cappelli, 115 Stevens Avenue, Valhalla, NY 10595. Purpose: any lawful activities. #57638 Notice of Formation of Mathiasen Associates LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 2/1/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 28 Raynor Ave., Mt. Vernon, NY 10552. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #57639 Notice of Formation of GHP BEDFORD LLC name changed to 1775 GRAND CONCOURSE INVESTORS LLC by merger filed on 1/30/12. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/24/03. 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 James J. Houlihan, 4 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY 10604. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57640 Notice of Formation of GEAUX CHAPEAUX LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/30/12. Off. loc.: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o J.T. Shulman & Company, C.P.A., P.C., One Old Country Road, Ste. 240, Carle Place, NY 11514. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57641

Notice of Formation of Patricia M. Carroll, LLC. Art of Org filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/8/2011. Office location: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The Post Office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon it is: Patricia M. Carroll, 1825 Maple Hill St., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. The principal business address of the LLC is: 1825 Maple Hill St., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #57642 Notice of Formation of NAUTICAL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC. Arts. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 2/28/12. 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, 2900 Westchester Ave. #406, Purchase, NY 10577. Purpose: all lawful activities. #57643 WHITE PLAINS WALK-IN MEDICAL CARE, PLLC, a Prof. LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 01/17/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 13 Mohawk Trail, Katonah, NY 10536. Purpose: To Practice The Profession Of Medicine. #57644 Notice of Application for Authority to do business in New York of HORIZON ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC (ìLLCî) d/b/a HORIZON KINETICS ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC. Application for Authority filed with the Secretary of State (SSNY) on 2/22/12. LLC formed in Delaware (ìDEî) on 4/13/11. Office location is Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of such process to the LLC, 555 Taxter Road, Suite 175, Elmsford, NY 10523. Office address in DE is c/o The Corporation Trust Company, Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. Copies of Certificate of Organization of LLC are on file and may be obtained from the Secretary of State of DE, Townsend Building, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose of business of LLC is any lawful act or activity. #57645 Nationwide Exterior Cleaning LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/7/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Anthony Desideri, 483 Cherry St, Bedford Hills, NY 10507. Purpose: General. #57646 White Pegasus Pelham, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/10/11. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Yemerou Anteneh Senay, 752 Pelham Rd. Unit D, New Rochelle, NY 10805. Purpose: General. #57647 Jingque Analysis LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/19/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 19 Daniel St, West Harrison, NY 10604. Purpose: General. #57648 Economic & Urban Policy Analysts (EUPA), LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/17/11. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Corporation Service Company, 80 State St, Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: General. #57649 Notice of Formation of The JP Law Group, PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/1/12. Off. loc.: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 12 Carlton Ave., Yonkers, NY 10710. Purpose: practice the profession of law. #57650 Notice of Formation of RAWSPEED RACING, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/28/12. Off. loc.: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 10 Terrich Ct., Ossining, NY 10562. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57651

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Notice of Qualification of Access Solutions, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 2/27/12. NYS fictitious name: Access Solutions, FME Services LLC. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in AZ on 2/24/04. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Principal office addr.: 33440 Hy Oaks Lane, Molalla, OR 97038. Cert. of Org. filed with AZ Corp. Commission Executive Director, 1700 W. Washington St., 7th Fl., Phoenix, AZ 85007. Purpose: all lawful purposes. #57652

Notice of Formation of Coremo LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with Secy. Of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/29/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1 N. Broadway, 10th Fl., White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57661

Notice of Qualification of AREVA DZ, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/21/11. Office location: Westchester County. Princ. bus. addr.: 1500 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia, PA 19130. LLC formed in DE on 4/14/09. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. #57653

Notice of Formation of Step In Style, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/13/12. Off. loc.: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 159B Heritage Hills, Somers, NY 10589, Attn: Licia Mikulicic, Member. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57663

Notice of Qualification of 2012 INV SSJ I LP. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/15/12. Off. loc.: Westchester County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 1/26/12. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o David Luski, 64 Cushman Rd., Scarsdale, NY 10583. DE address of LP: c/o Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Name/ address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57654 “NOTICE OF FORMATION OF URPI LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/29/2011. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The Post Office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is: 29 S Dutcher St, Irvington, NY 10533, the principal business address of the LLC. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.” #57656 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). Name: CHS COUNTY HANDYMAN SERVICE LLC; Arts. of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/29/12; LLCís principal business location is in Westchester County at 3758 Oriole Court, Shrub Oak, NY10588; SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served; SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to Robert P. Kelly, Esq., 480 Mamaroneck Avenue, Harrison, NY 10528; Purpose is any lawful activity. #57657 NORTHEAST NANNIES LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/02/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Lauren Schwarzfeld, 31 Manchester Drive, Mount Kisco, NY 10549. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57658 OC Productions Worldwide, LLC, DBA AMC Fights - Absolute Martial Combat filed with NY Secy. of State on 11/14/11. Office located in Westchester Co. Secy. of State designated as agent upon which process may be served. Secy. of State shall mail a copy of any process against it served upon him/her to: 84 Breckenridge Ave., Port Chester, NY 10573 (the LLC’s primary business location). LLC may engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be formed. #57659 NOTICE OF FORMATION of Paradigm Change Consulting, LLC Art. of Org filed Secíy of State (SSNY) 1/11/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228 Purpose: any lawful activities. #57660

Notice of Formation of ARTELYA, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 2/23/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 426 Forest Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10804. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #57662

Notice of Formation of Gallatin Partners LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/5/12. 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, 61 Crow Hill Road, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57664 LEGAL NOTICE The Articles of Organization of 25 ORCHARD LANE ASSOCIATES, LLC (the ìCompanyî) were filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York on March 08, 2012. The office of the Company is located in Westchester County, New York. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the Company upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address within or without the state to which the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any process against the Company served upon him or her is: Paul A. Varsames, 1 Hunter Avenue, Armonk, New York 10504. The Company was formed for any lawful business purpose or purposes permitted under the New York Limited Liability Company Act. #57665 335 PARK AVENUE ADVISORS LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/24/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 335 Park Avenue, Rye, NY 10580. Reg Agent: Seth Rosenfield, 335 Park Avenue, Rye, NY 10580. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57666 HOLLYWOOD BEAUTY SALON LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/23/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Leidy Arango, 2303 Villa at the Woods, Peekskill, NY 10566. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57668 ZSA Ossining LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/27/11. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Ahmad Chalabi, 32 Austin Pl., Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. Purpose: General. #57669 Kalarickal Worldwide LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/5/11. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Book And Tax Inc, 8 Black Pine Ct, Dix Hills, NY 11746. Purpose: General. #57670 Chappaqua Ventures LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/31/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Arindam Roy, 46 Valley View Rd, Chappaqua, NY 10514. Purpose: General. #57671 Catalyst Leadership Consulting LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/21/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 2 Overhill Rd Ste 355, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: General. #57672

GNG Legal LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/2/11. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 171 Fairfax Ave, Hawthorne, NY 10532. Purpose: General. #57673 Notice of Formation of FilBen Group, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/5/12. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business address: 800 Westchester Ave., S-712, Rye Brook, NY 10573. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57674 Notice of Formation of FilBen Management, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/5/12. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business address: 800 Westchester Ave., S-712, Rye Brook, NY 10573. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57675 Name of LLC: Highline Records, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 1/25/12. Office loc.: Westchester Co. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Business Filings Inc., 187 Wolf Rd., Ste. 101, Albany, NY 12205, regd. agt. upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful act. #57676 Notice of Formation of Rainew 357 Alexander LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/12/12. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business address: c/o Mr. Raymond H. Potter, 10 West Way, Chappaqua, NY 10514. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57677 Name of LLC: NW Holdings, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 2/22/12. Office loc.: Westchester Co. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Business Filings Inc., 187 Wolf Rd., Ste. 101, Albany, NY 12205, regd. agt. upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful act. #57678 Notice of Qualification of Emet Capital Management, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/1/12. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 11/1/11. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: c/o The Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. #57679 UNITED PARTNERS NYC LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/06/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 760 White Plains Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57681 Notice of Formation of VJK LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/9/12. Off. loc.: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, Rivkin Radler LLP, 926 RXR Plaza, Uniondale, NY 11556. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57682 Notice of Qualification of Muller Road Capital, LP. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/9/12. Off. loc.: Westchester County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/13/12. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 120 Hillair Circle, White Plains, NY 10605, Attn: John W. Petrozzi, Jr., registered agent upon whom process may be served. DE address of LP: c/o Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Name/ address of each genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #57683

Notice of Qualification of MRC Capital GP, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/9/12. Off. loc.: Westchester County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/13/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 120 Hillair Circle, White Plains, NY 10605, Attn: John W. Petrozzi, Jr., registered agent upon whom process may be served. DE address of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Company, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #57684 THE JFM GROUP LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 07/07/2011. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 629 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY 10803. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57685 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). Dr. Debra Pirotin D.V.M., LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/04/2004. 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, Main Street Cat Hospital 33 East Main Street, Elmsford New York 10523, principal business location of the LLC. Purpose: any lawful business activity. #57686 Notice of Formation of KEMP SALES SOLUTIONS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/9/12. Off. loc.: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Keith Perlmutter, 48 Franklin Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #57687 Notice of Formation of THE SURELIGHT GROUP LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/12/12. Off. loc.: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Bernard S. Gordon, Rand Rosenzweig Radley & Gordon LLP, 445 Hamilton Ave., White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57688 GLOBAL OPPORTUNITY JJK LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/13/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 152 Arbor Crest, Somers, NY 10589. Reg Agent: Raj Singhal, 152 Arbor Crest, Somers, NY 10589. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57689 Notice of Qualification of Lundberg Financial Services, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/16/12. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 12/28/11. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business address: 26 Wagon Wheel Circle, Tarrytown, NY 10591. DE address of LLC: CT Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, PO Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: all lawful purposes. #57690 Notice of Formation of Xand CLEC, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy. of State (SSNY) on 03/14/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 11 Skyline Drive, Hawthorne, NY 10532. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #57691 Notice of Formation of Xand Operations, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy. of State (SSNY) on 03/14/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 11 Skyline Drive, Hawthorne, NY 10532. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #57692 WOODS LAW PLLC, a Prof. LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/28/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Judith A. Woods, 34 Eagle Court, White Plains, NY 10605. Purpose: To Practice The Profession Of Law. #57693

Notice of Formation of OCHS 4737 LLC. Arts.of Org. filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 03/14/2012. Princ.off. loc: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: OCHS 4737 LCC, 20 Adams Rd. Ossining, NY 10562. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57694 Notice of Formation of PALADIN CENTER, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/18/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 18 Elizabeth Place, Armonk, NY 10504. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #57695 Notice of Formation of ALL FAITHíS FUNERAL SERVICES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/14/11. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 2241 Palmer Ave., #4G, New Rochelle, NY 10801. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #57696 Notice of Formation of ARTISAN ATMOSPHERE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/14/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: P.O. Box 128, Pleasantville, NY 10570. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57697 Notice of Formation of HISTO99 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 2/2/12. 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, 300 Executive Boulevard, Ossining, New York 10562. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57698 NALAND LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/01/2012. Office location: 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. #57699 OTTAVIANI DESIGN LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 01/04/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Lorenzo Ottaviani, 65 Hack Green Road, Pound Ridge, NY 10576. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57700 NOTICE OF FORMATION of RLRJ, LLC Art. of Org filed Secíy of State (SSNY) 3/21/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 250 Old Mamaroneck Rd, White Plains, NY 10605. Purpose: any lawful activities. #57701 V Squared Strategies L.L.C. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/12/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Vincent A. Vesce, 1399 Longview Ave, Peekskill, NY 10566. Purpose: General. #57702 Drink LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/6/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Anthony Roffi, 420 Cording Ln, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598-2717. Purpose: General. #57703 Avellino Pizza & Pasta LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/26/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Nunzio Di Savino, 229 Albemarle Rd, White Plains, NY 10605. Purpose: General. #57704 Hudson Valley Genetic Consultants, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/28/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1 Lincoln Pl, Ossining, NY 10562. Purpose: General. #57705

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LEGAL NOTICES Continued from previous page Lower Hudson Group LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/7/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Leslie Cohen, 124 S. Central Ave, Elmsford, NY 10523. Purpose: General. #57706 Notice of Qual. of C & A Management, LLC. Fictitious Name: C & A Management of New York, LLC filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 11/30/11. Office in Westchester County. Formed in CT: 10/27/09. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: 3 Mt. Laurel Dr, Greenwich, CT 06831. Foreign add: 3 Mt. Laurel Dr, Greenwich, CT 06831. Arts. of Org. filed with Denise Merrill, Office Of The Sec. of the State Of Ct, 30 Trinity St, Hartford, CT 06106. Purpose: General. #57707 Things Are Cookiní, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with NY Secy. of State on 03/09/2012. Office located in Westchester Co. Secy. of State designated as agent upon which process may be served. Secy. of State shall mail a copy of any process against it served upon him/her to: 17 Seth Canyon Drive, Mount Kisco, NY 10549 (the LLCís primary business location). LLC may engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be formed. #57708 Notice of Formation of 419-433 MAMARONECK AVENUE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/27/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 78 North State Rd., Briarcliff Manor, NY 10549. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #57709 Notice of substance of the Articles of Organization filed with the New York Secretary of Stateís Office (SSNY) on 03/20/2012 for DOYLE BUILDING & CO., LLC. Principal office: Westchester County. Business: To engage in any lawful act or activity. SSNY is designated as the agent of the company upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process is c/o Constance K. Doyle, 261 Westchester Avenue, Pound Ridge, NY 10576. #57710 Name: Wingspan Psychiatric, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed Dept. of State of NY on 1/20/12. Off. Loc. in NY: Westchester Cty. Princ. bus. loc.: 466 Main St., 2nd Fl., New Rochelle, NY 10801. Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: Francis Hayden, M.D., 851 Webster Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10804. Purpose: practice the profession of medicine. #57711 Notice of Formation of GRACE GARDEN AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN ASSOCIATES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/20/12. Off. loc.: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 402 Quaker Road, Chappaqua, NY 10514. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57712 Notice of Formation of Scarsdale Property Management LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/9/12. Off. loc.: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 4 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY 10604. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #57713 Notice of Formation of PARK SLOPE FS3, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/14/11. Off. loc.: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 138L Gramatan Avenue, Mount Vernon, NY 10550. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57714 BHB ENERGY LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 10/02/2009. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 09/29/2008. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Law Office of Alan Barson, 405 Tarrytown Road Ste 1556, White Plains, NY 10607. Address required to be maintained in DE: 615 South Dupont Hwy Dover DE 19901. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal St., Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57715

FORBES MUSIC COMPANY LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 03/12/2012. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in TX on 12/29/2011. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 711 Myrtle Avenue , El Paso, TX 79901. Address required to be maintained in TX: 711 Myrtle Ave, El Paso TX 79901. Cert of Formation filed with TX Sec. of State, Corp. Div., P.O. Box 12887, Austin, TX 78711. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57716 Notice of Formation of Blueprint Accelerator Network, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/6/12. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to the principal business addr.: c/o Westchester County Association, 1133 Westchester Ave., Ste. S-217, White Plains, NY 10604. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57717 Name of LLC: Blumberg B+V Advisors, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 3/5/12. Office loc.: Westchester Co. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Business Filings Inc., 187 Wolf Rd., Ste. 101, Albany, NY 12205, regd. agt. upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful act. #57718 Notice of Formation of Energy Design Management LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State: 1/23/12. Office location: Westchester County. Princ. bus. addr.: Marlboro House, Westminster Pl., York Business Park, York YO26 6R W, UK. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57719 Notice of Formation of FinRul3rs, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 1/27/12. Office location: Westchester County. Princ. bus. addr.: 5 Elizabeth Court, Katonah, NY 10536. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Steven Ebert, Esq., Ebert & Associates, LLC, 110 E. 30th St., 5th Fl., NY, NY 10016, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57720 NOTICE OF FORMATION DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC) Name: BLITMAN SARATOGA LLC. Articles of Organization filed with NY Secretary of State, March 19, 2012. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act or activity. Office: in Westchester County. Secretary of State is agent for process against LLC and shall mail copy to 118 North Bedford Road, Suite 102, Mount Kisco, New York 10549. #57721 BLT #47 LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/23/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Michael Longo, 1955 Central Park Ave, Yonkers, NY 10710. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57722 BUCKROE CAPITAL LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 03/08/2012. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 01/03/2012. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O the LLC, 17 Harrows Lane , Purchase, NY 10577. Address required to be maintained in DE: 1201 Orange St, Ste 600 Wilmington DE 19801. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal St., Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57723 Notice of Qualification of THINKPATH ENGINEERING SERVICES, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/28/11. Off. loc.: Westchester County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/23/08. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o United Corporate Services, Inc. (UCS), 10 Bank St., Ste. 560, White Plains, NY 10606. DE address of LLC: c/o UCS, 874 Walker Road, Ste. C, Dover, DE 19904. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57724

Notice is hereby given that a license, #TBA has been applied for by Captain Lawrence Brewing, LLC d/b/a Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 444 Saw Mill River Rd. Elmsford NY 10523. #57725

Notice of Formation of SIDEWALKS & CURBS CONSTRUCTION LLC. Arts. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 3/27/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o 540 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, NY 10701. Purpose: all lawful activities. #57736

APP FOR AUTH for SMUSH BRAND APPAREL, LLC App for Auth filed with SSNY 01/05/2012 LLC. Registered in Delaware on 12/21/2011 Off. Loc.: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY to mail copy of process to THE LLC, 27 Sixth Street, Pelham, NY 10803. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity #57726

Notice is hereby given that an Application for an On-Premises Liquor License, Serial #1261896 has been applied for by the undersigned in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 16 Division St., New Rochelle, New York 10801, Westchester County /s/ Hung Monkey Corp. d/b/a Left of Centre #57737

DNA Home Theatre LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/7/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to C/O Daniel E. Norwood, 7 Woodsfords Bend, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. Purpose: General. #57727 Notice of Qual. of Barterbing Barterboom LLC. filed with Sec of State NY (SSNY): 9/20/11. Office in Westchester County. Formed in DE: 6/23/11. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process to: The Company Corporation, 2711 Centerville Rd Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Foreign add: The Company Corporation, 2711 Centerville Rd Ste 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, 401 Federal St Ste 3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: General. #57728 Name of LLC: JOEL POTTER, LLC. Art. of Org. filed Dept. of State of NY on 10/23/08. Off. Loc. in NY: Westchester Cty. Secy. of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Sec. of State shall mail a copy of process to: National Registered Agents Inc., 875 Ave. of the Americas, Ste. 501, NY, NY 10001, registered agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57729 Notice of Formation of Melinhill Capital, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/1/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 30 Trapping Way, Pleasantville, NY 10570. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57730 Notice of Formation of Wildey Group LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 3/19/12. 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, P.O. Box 383, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57731 BELIEVE JUICE & BOOKS LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/13/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 20 Mahopac Ave. PO Box 663, Amawalk, NY 10501. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57732 Notice of Formation of AKK REAL ESTATE HOLDINGS, LLC. Arts. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 3/21/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Thomas Decea, Esq., c/o Danzig Fishman & Decea, One N. Broadway 12th Fl., White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: all lawful activities. #57733 Notice of Formation of HALSEY SOUTH ASSOCIATES, LLC. Arts. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 3/27/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o 119 Montgomery Ave., Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: all lawful activities. #57734 Notice of Formation of 230 E 63RD ASSOCIATES, LLC. Arts. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 3/27/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o 119 Montgomery Ave., Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: all lawful activities. #57735

TOP THIS COMMUNICATION, LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/13/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1 Harrison St., 3N, New Rochelle, NY 10801. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57738 Notice of Formation of Grant Park II, L.P. Cert. filed with NY Dept. of State on 11/22/2011. Office location: Westchester County. Princ. bus. addr.: 340 Pemberwick Rd., Greenwich, CT 06831. Sec. of State designated agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Name/ addr. of general partner available from Sec. of State. Term: until 12/31/2061. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57739 EEBS LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 01/13/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Erik R. Blischke, 1 Landmark Square Unit 614, Port Chester, NY 10573. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57740 Heroes Unlimited LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/21/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: General. #57741

Notice of Formation of Piscataway Petroleum LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/28/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to princ. bus. loc.: c/o The LLC, 555 South Columbus Avenue, Ste. 201, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57747

Notice of formation of Shooting Shark Consulting, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 3/30/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave. Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #57751 Notice of Formation of PETER.H, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 3/22/2012. Office location: Westchester Cty, NY. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served and shall mail process to: c/ o Corporation Service Company, 80 State Street, Albany, NY 12207. Purpose any lawful act. #57752

Notice of Formation of Totowa Petroleum LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/28/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to princ. bus. loc.: c/o The LLC, 555 South Columbus Ave., Ste. 201, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57748

Notice of formation of CORE BALANCE PHYSICAL THERAPY, PLLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sectíy of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/03/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the PLLC, 124 Touraine Ave, Port Chester, NY 10573. Purpose: physical therapy. #57753

Notice of Formation of Union Petroleum LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/28/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to princ. bus. loc.: c/o The LLC, 555 South Columbus Ave., Ste. 201, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57749 450 SOUTH BROADWAY REALTY LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/26/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Andrew Eracleous, 30-03 30th Ave., Astoria, NY 11102. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57750

MGC Entertainment, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with NY Secy. of State on 1/24/2012. Office located in Westchester Co. Secy. of State shall mail a copy of any process against it served upon him to: 70 Virginia Road Suite 21F, White Plains, NY 100603. (the LLCís primary business location). LLC may engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be formed. #57754

TRACEY LYN CARRIERA OTR/L LLC, a Prof. LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/30/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 67 Fox Run Road, South Salem, NY 10590. Purpose: To Practice The Profession Of Occupational Therapist, Registered, Licensed. #57755 Notice of Qualification of American Insurance Administrators LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 4/4/2012. NYS fictitious name: Alumni Insurance Agency LLC. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in OH on 1/3/1989. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. Principal office address: 555 Pleasantville Rd., Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. Cert. of Org. filed with OH Sec. of State, 180 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215. Purpose: Insurance Brokers. #57756 40 DEER TREE LANE LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/19/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 83 Fire Island Avenue, Babylon, NY 11702. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57757

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Hyatt Ave, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549. h i t for an wi tra or add WESTCHESTER yea eases a at oCOUNTY Purpose: General. #57742 ur b he maj s f o l l o ursing e lf. hBUSINESS cost and a te w e r a r c s k T c b o t , n n i ,” t i s ly a reim ank se s can ter usinesJOURNAL r b i n i te p e n e r i b R. LUCAS DRIVERS LLC, Authority filed ith of oun the y othectice of to the ost def nge ex own oint ers wp in with the SSNY on 04/02/2012. Office l y c a s e d b a t te r ere e p a M m h t t a s h o e r T m w l t m n c o u p b i we’re s location: Westchester County. LLC gro the ways t h e c e i s i n te r t h e A u t s a om p i c e e cu formed in NJ on 03/27/2012. SSNY is saddl nking king is c a ser v are a idenn, is t “Ther ’s the pense said. “Be what e, and s t e a s a r c e designated as agent upon whom probu eb ere he ex ardt ecaus ng her us i t io ank “Th g is, d. “W n, p e t i b re b ees, on t y is on a s o c i a en s, th nh cess against the LLC may m beoserved. ai f th to in y No ing As dea wh rld u here is g,” Rei inimal, nts come cost er o naan, bank hardt s r ce f Coun r SSNY shall mail processs to:r vRonald n i e t w i k o n ’s m ccou , th G B an g ht i o w Ca ing Rein t w d g se fiLaw l o , r t e e Steinvurzel, ESQ. Steinvurzel p a s t e u rs on ri ch act, i ore a posit p er i n g c ut larg Fair Ste ial Gro nk of N eimbu d by Group P.C. 34 South Broadwayb e r ei m bu cord nnecti has theng the y bank f f n g i s m te r d e c m r e o a c r u A s r r B n t i n o 401, White Plains, NY 10601. 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Off. Loc.: Westchester b o t e is Jay F ew to nd th acles f id th it to th Reinh ach get m ts tha ere,” h ur comman te n a l Cnty. SSNY designated as agent of LLC e n and po nk at h exte n obst rdt sa benef posits. appro ther deposi e do h , but o ge de h i t a whom process may be served. SSNY said 3ositors e to b W mai Reinha and its ase de ncial’s k in o h as that w l loans a hu y muc shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, p v s ncre ad or , su c . de ’t ha ina t ia ver Wyldwood Drive, Tarrytown, NY 10591. i r am n s n den ve h re C F rs w o or i d Purpose: all lawful activities. #57744 progple, to gh BN stome 's ATM w Have can we ha s. We a e.” iceu e e k d c u c m w o n i N i o any serv group , o a s v r s h m r b h t r o d ‘ e a g s Notice of Formation of 65 DS LLC. said ocal, m out the artford to say, eir fun are growin a simil ancial ote Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of In C Fin a remsines is l s with City, H n was s to the they ther N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/20/12. Office location: B N e n te d a l l b u e t area York uestio acces ng lik y the o e h Westchester County. SSNY designated t n New“The q ey get t feeli imed b p l e m f o r s m m a ch i k s . k as agent of LLC upon whom process n m a i u b a c th d m against it may be served. SSNY shall do , w i t h o e l a n d . n a l n c h e s s y s te t s w i t h o s i t c h e u p o i d t mail process to: c/o Patricia Rafter, an u s n i ck bra us- clien ly dep are fed usi said e na 14 Elm Pl., Ste. 201, Rye, NY 10580. b e fromg to be inhardt e larg e more ttract c diat “Peoplegiving nh h v a e n t Purpose: any lawful activity. #57745 i a R o o h d t e y i g ks,’” call r el , o i e a s f t R r r i a s ,” e Fa ban Histori s been re ATM mer tion,” they g them k of o Notice of Formation of DAVID n t a a o s B gy h re m The HUDESMAN MD PLLC. Arts. of Org. , cu ansac hat imin t of to tratetherefo oachng a tr s and wollar d filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on iden pprin lets as sandis i udie t a pres When your d k , u t a 0 h 3/16/12. Off. loc.: Westchester County. r . company featured the o d m ch st har ou ers or t $20 SSNY designated as agent of PLLC Rein ATM as mu tom “With off bya lot of 00 and ke it w f the Fred d did with a o 1 our any Journals eword upon whom process against it may be un $ m n r Business spread the m g m r o e n t c u h i n e served. SSNY shall mail process to: The ot t id. “W e are t re wha gather a ch ers w i t h at ca e se a the king a in e ustom ege nreprints LLC, 5 Latonia Road, Rye Brook, NY i o n fe e s t h c coll ban any he s really s tand o splaques. ank uproduced s itut hprofessionally h i t b r e 10573. 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illiam P. Harrington is a classic Westchester story. Raised in Yonkers, Harrington went to school at Iona Prep, played Division I basketball at the College of William & Mary, and now, following in his father’s footsteps, is managing partner at Bleakley, Platt, and Schmidt L.L.P., one of the most prestigious law firms in White Plains. Outside of his work at the firm, Harrington, 54, is a CYO basketball coach and father of four; a proud Irishman and devout Catholic; a realist and an optimist. He sees the challenges: not only the new ones posed by the economic crisis, but the old ones brought about by the departure of most of Westchester’s Fortune 500 contingent, by an aging population, by long-term systematic government dysfunction, and by a fragile medical infrastructure. Great as those challenges may seem, Harrington still sees Westchester and its residents’ collective potential. For that reason and more, Harrington was named chairman of the Westchester County Association last month to succeed Alfred B. DelBello. “The energy level he brings to the table and the commitment and passion is amazing to me,” said WCA president William Mooney. “I feel so good about him being the leader

of the Westchester County Association.” When asked about his goals as chairman, Harrington joked that the question was akin to asking someone stranded on a raft in the middle of the ocean what their goals were. “The goal is to survive,” he said. As a youth growing up in Yonkers, Harrington watched as manufacturers like Otis Elevators, Alexander Smith and Sons Carpet Mills and Precision Valve employed thousands of local residents and were among the world’s biggest manufacturers in each of their respective industries. Later, Westchester was home to General Foods and Texaco and other multinational corporations. But today, the playing field has changed, he said. “They’re all gone. They employed thousands of people and they’re all gone,” and today, Harrington says, Westchester finds itself “at a crossroads” as a result. “We have a transformed business community, a transformed demographic, and a housing market that’s made it difficult – if not impossible – for young people to live in the county,” not to mention a huge tax burden, he added. So why take the position? Why accept the seemingly enormous task at hand? “It’s because Westchester is one of the greatest places to raise a family in the world,” Harrington said. “My goal is to energize this organization, to energize the county. We can make such a mean-

ingful difference in the lives of people.” That will require, in Harrington’s words, a new set of pronouns and a new attitude, so that the current generation leaves Westchester as a place where anyone – regardless of age or income – can grow up and raise a family. “We have to stop talking about these issues as ‘Me, Mine, I,’” he said. “We created them (the problems). We all have skin in the game. Our collective goal should be to fix our problems, understanding that we will all have to bear in the pain.” That means addressing mandates and spiraling pension costs, reforming the way government operates, and being an advocate for economic development. Harrington applauded the past leadership of DelBello and progress the WCA has already made in many of the latter areas, but said what’s needed now is a new push to broaden the scope of the organization. “My goal is to be an advocate to push, prod, force, and cajole the county to fulfill its greatest destiny – to be one of the best places in the world to build a business and to raise a family.” Doing that will mean engaging the younger population and minority populations more so than in the past, he said. “We need someone with fresh eyes to come in and be a force for change,” he said in reference to the county’s future business leaders. “We are all in this together.”

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THELIST: accounting firms Listed alphabetically

Hudson Valley region Next list: April 23 Largest Thrifts Savings Banks

Accounting Firms

hudson valley

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44 Park Ave., Suffern 10901 357-5668 • berarddonahue.com

Berardi, Gottstine & Miller CPAs P.C. P.O. Box 5030, Kingston 12402 338-1619 • blgmcpa.com

Cindy M. Smith CPA P.C. 2419 Route 82, P.O. Box 26, Billings 12510 592-2826 • csmithcpa.com

D'Arcangelo & Company L.L.P. 510 Haight Ave., Poughkeepsie 12603 473-7774 •darcangelo.com

David R. Dolan CPA P.C. d.b.a. Cranston & Dolan CPAs 2901 Route 9W, P.O. Box 305, Saugerties 12477 246-8934 • cranstondolancpas.com

Goldstein, Karlewicz & Goldstein L.L.P. 777 Chestnut Ridge Road, Suite 301, Chestnut Ridge 10977 356-6100 • gkgcpa.com

Goldstein Lieberman & Company L.L.C. + 1 International Blvd., Suite 700, Mahwah, N.J. 07495 (800) 839-5767 • glcpas.com

Judelson, Giordano & Siegel CPA P.C. 633 Route 211 East, Middletown 10941 692-9500 • jgspc.com

Kahn, Hoffman & Hochman L.L.C. (a division of RSSM L.L.P.) 10 Esquire Road, New City 10956 634-5300 • rssmcpa.com

Levitan, Yegidis & Associates L.L.P. 1 Industrial Drive, Middletown 10941 695-6800 • lyacpas.com

O'Connor Davies L.L.P. 555 Hudson Valley Ave., New Windsor 12553 220-2400 • odpkf.com

Sedore & Company CPAs 2678 South Road, Suite 101, Poughkeepsie 12601 485-5510 • sedoreco.com

Sickler, Torchia, Allen & Churchill CPAs P.C. 2215 Route 9W, P.O. Box 757, Lake Katrine 12449 336-7183 • stac-cpa.com

Stanley Marks & Company L.L.P. 32 Fostertown Road, Newburgh 12550 565-5400 • stanleymarksllp.com

Steven R. Katz & Company CPA P.C. 7 Sonia Court, Airmont 10901 368-4848 • srkatzcpa.com

Teich, Beim & Moro P.C. 2 Executive Blvd., Suite 103, Suffern 10901 357-4455

Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell L.L.P. 11 Racquet Road, Newburgh 12550 567-9000 • vddw.com Questions or comments, call 694-3600, ext. 3005. + Firm does business in the Hudson Valley. NA Not available. WND Would not disclose

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Donalee Berard donalee@berarddonahue.com 1984

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William F. Berardi CPA 1983

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Cindy M. Smith CPA cindy@csmithcpa.com 2005

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John J. Cina Jr. jtarpey@darcangelo.com 1950

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David R. Dolan CPA dave@cranstondolancpas.com 2003

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Deborah Bailey Browne dbb@dbbcpas.com 2004

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3 Neptune Road, Suite Q15, Poughkeepsie 12601 204-9224 • dbbcpas.com

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Frank P. Giordano Jr. CPA bnatkiel@jgspc.com 1932

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Martin L. Greenburg CPA info@rssmcpa.com 1956

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GOOD happening In and THINGS about the hudson valley

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The side of an old factory building in Beacon will feature 28 musical artists presented as seven-foot tall photographic portraits in black and white through Aug. 26. The artists live or play regularly in Beacon, and for this summer will be celebrated as a part of BMW of the Hudson Valley’s “Beacons of Music.” The project will be at the Roundhouse at Beacon Falls, 2 E. Main St. Composer Joseph Bertolozzi and photographer Rob Penner, both Beacon artists, are taking an old factory building under renovation at the Roundhouse – a hotel, event and residential complex – and are fitting its windows with portraits of many of the singers, instrumentalists, teachers and other music makers who provide the vibrant soundtrack of the city’s entertainment venues. Onsite signs identify the musicians and connect the public to them online with more information and listening opportunities at beaconcool.com. “What a great way for the citizens of Beacon to recognize how many of our friends and neighbors, even the friendly face we always trade smiles with on the street, is actually spending their time making music, bringing it to our local halls, our national airwaves, and in some cases bringing their sounds of Beacon to international audiences,” Bertolozzi said. Bob McAlpine, owner of The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls, volunteered the side of one of his hotel buildings currently in renovation to host the outdoor gallery prior to opening that building to the public in the fall. The Rutigliano Group, a local community development

nonprofit that focuses on the visual and performing arts as a catalyst for economic growth, provided the project with the strategies and technical support to solicit business and media sponsors. BMW of the Hudson Valley is the project’s major underwriter and presenting sponsor. Other area sponsors include Max’s on Main, Royal Carting, La Bella Rosa Florist and Gifts, the Beacon Arts Community Association, Antalek & Moore Insurance Co., the Back Room Gallery, The Costellos, Dr. Jane McElduff, Ela Bella, Ferriera’s Automotive, Giannetta Salon & Spa, Manor House Realty, Pleasant Ridge Italian Restaurant and Palisi Auto Body.

Open house

Prospective students and families interested in learning about Dutchess Community College’s more than 60 academic programs and the new suite-style dorm opening in the fall are invited to attend an Open House April 18 at 6 p.m. in the James and Betty Hall Theatre on the main Poughkeepsie campus. The event is a great way for both students and parents to see why DCC – which at $2,900/year charges the lowest tuition in the state – has earned a reputation for providing outstanding quality and value. For more information, call the DCC Admissions Office at (845) 431-8010.

Catch some rays

Are you artistic and creative? Gillinder Glass is having a Design-a-Sun-Catcher contest. The winning design will be made into a mold; the sun catchers will be made at the Gillinder Glass factory in Port Jervis and will be available at the Gillinder Glass Store.

If you would like help designing a sun catcher, come to the Hub at the Port Jervis Free Library May 8 at 6:30 p.m.; you will have access to a laptop and the guidance of a trainer. To reserve a seat email thehub@portjervislibrary.org. If you cannot make it to the Hub, design a sun catcher on your own and submit the design to Allyson Gillinder at webmaster@gillinderglassstore.com. The winner will be notified after May 17.

Focus on NYC’s architecture

The Mildred I. Washington Art Gallery at Dutchess Community College will host “The Landmarks of New York City” photo exhibit through May 18, along with a lecture and musical performance all with a New York City theme. A reception to celebrate the exhibit will be held April 19 at 5 p.m. The display consists of almost 100 black-and-white photographs of historic buildings in New York City. It is sponsored by the Historic Landmarks Preservation Center, the New York Historical Society, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and The Preservation League of New York State. It was created to mark the 45th anniversary of the New York City Landmarks Law. Exhibit curator Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel was New York City’s first director of Cultural Affairs and in 1996 was appointed by President Clinton to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, which advises on matters of design affecting the nation’s capital. The gallery is in the Allyn J. Washington Center for Science and Art. Regular gallery hours are Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call gallery Director Margaret Craig at (845) 431-8617. HV Biz • WCBJ • April 16, 2012

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GOOD happening In and THINGS about the hudson valley her London studio home bombed out in WWII, her 57th Street. New York City studio burnt out and her artworks stolen by galleristas in Europe. Somehow she continued with a dynamic spirit and continues to be an icon for the determination of artists in the face of destruction. The estate Sari Dienes Foundation is sponsoring this small exhibit in the upstairs gallery of the historic Ear Inn – James Brown House, where Sari had shared quarters for 20 years. Her legacy as an independent artist inventing and transforming visions of art during her long life will be celebrated in this exhibit. Works displayed will include early drawings from the 1930s to collages and prints from the 1950s to assemblages from the 1990s. The Ear Up! Gallery is at 326 Spring St. at Washington St. in New York City. Viewing is by appointment, call (914) 263-6716 or (845) 354-4005. For more information, visit saridienes.org.

No goats, no glory

Ulster Savings Bank invites the public to its 3857 Main St., Stone Ridge branch for its latest exhibit, a collection of illustrations by Goats ’N’ Glory. Goats ’N’ Glory is the moniker used by High Falls artist and SUNY New Paltz graduate Allison Braun. Using her selfdescribed “peculiar way of looking at life,” she is currently illustrating what she likes to call her “Dumpling Animals,” which attempts to answer the question of how large can eyes be on a whimsical little creature. For more information concerning the exhibit, contact Melissa Carlile, Stone Ridge branch manager, at 687-7656, ext. 4601.

Livingston Taylor in concert

Sari’s works survive

The extensive retrospective of the 60-year career of Sari Dienes (1898-1992), at the Garnerville Arts Center in Rockland County, was destroyed in the floodwaters of Hurricane Irene in August 2011. Some 27 works were lost by the raging stream into the Hudson River. Only 19 works were recovered from the collapsing walls of the historic mill complex turned dynamic art center. No one was injured, but this was a tragic end to many fine works carefully selected and many exhibited for the first time by curators Joan Harmon and James Tyler. This was not the first time Sari had suffered loss. She had

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Singer songwriter Livingston Taylor performs in concert at the Tusten Theatre in Narrowsburg May 5 at 8 p.m. sharing his well-crafted, introspective and original songs that have earned him listeners worldwide. Livingston is equally at home with a range of musical genres – folk, pop, gospel and jazz – and from upbeat storytelling to touching ballads. Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, Livingston is the fourth child in a very musical family that includes older brother James Taylor. He picked up his first guitar at the age of 13, beginning a 40-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting and teaching. From top 40 hits “I Will Be in Love with You” and “I’ll Come Running,” Livingston has never stopped performing

and touring with major artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett and Jethro Tull. With a style not unlike his iconic brother, Livingston is a natural performer, peppering his shows with personal stories, anecdotes and a humor that connects him to his audience. His relaxed on-stage presence belies the depth of his musical knowledge – he is a professor at Berklee College of Music – and fans might just as often be treated to a classic Gershwin or something from the best of Broadway. Tusten Theatre is at 210 Bridge St. in Narrowsburg. Tickets are $30 and are available by calling the Tusten Theatre box office at (845) 252-7272. The Tusten Theatre spring season continues May 19 with The Speckers (John Specker & daughters); May 26 with Nancy and Spencer Reed with Sweet Sue Terry; and June 2 with Red Molly. For more information, visit ArtsAllianceSite. org.

Holocaust scholar at DCC

Renowned holocaust scholar Alan Steinweis will come to Dutchess Community College April 17 at 7 p.m. to give a presentation titled “Becoming a Professional Anti-Semite: Three Biographies from Nazi Germany.” The lecture will be held in the James and Betty Hall Theatre in Dutchess Hall. The lecture will be preceded by a Yom Hashaoh ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in the Ritz Lounge. Steinweis will discuss the careers of Hans Kinkel, Karl Georg Kuhn and Wolfgang Diewerge. Kinkel’s most notable assignment was to oversee Jewish cultural life inside Nazi Germany. Kuhn, who taught at the University of Tübingen, emerged during the 1930s as a leading academic expert on Judaism. Diewerge was a propaganda ministry official who shaped much of the German press coverage of the November 1938 pogrom. These individuals neither were architects of mass murder nor executioners but highly educated intellectuals and bureaucrats, a necessary component, as Steinweis points out in his work, to anchor anti-Semitic thought in Nazi Germany’s culture industry and education system. Steinweis is professor of history and director of the Center for Holocaust Studies at the University of Vermont. He is the author of “Art, Ideology, and Economics in Nazi Germany: The Reich Chambers of Music, Theater, and the Visual Arts” (1993); “Studying the Jew: Scholarly Antisemitism in Nazi Germany” (2006) and “Kristallnacht 1938” (2009). “Studying the Jew” was designated a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award in the Holocaust category.


FACTS& FIGURES on the record HUDSON VALLEY Building Loans

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382 Golf Links L.L.C., Great Neck. Seller: Barbara S. Kent, Great Neck. Property: in Below $1 million Wawayanda. Amount: $1.2 Borenstein, David, as owner. million. Filed April 9. Lender: TEG FCU. Property: in Milan. Amount: $351,000. Autumn Ridge Corp., Highland Mills. Seller: Mary Anne Filed April 3. Beneski, Chester. Property: Red Cigar L.L.C., Kingston, in Chester and Warwick. as owner. Lender: Catskill Amount: $1.1 million. Filed Hudson Bank, Kingston. April 6. Property: 744-746 Ulster Ave., Kingston. Amount: $470,000. Highland Avenue Marlboro L.L.C., Newburgh. Seller: Filed April 4. Marlboro-on-Hudson L.L.C., Sheehan, Scott A., et al, Newburgh. Property: in MarlHighland Mills, as owner. borough. Amount: $1 million. Lender: Walden Savings Bank, Filed April 5. Montgomery. Property: in Highland Mills. Amount: Panyork Middletown L.L.C., Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Seller: $318,750. Filed April 3. Middletown Mews II, MiddleTarsio, Anthony, et al, New town. Property: 97-127 and Windsor, as owner. Lender: 51-95 High Barney Road, Ulster Savings Bank, Kings- Middletown. Amount: $7.2 ton. Property: 5 Foley Ave., million. Filed April 6. New Windsor 12553. Amount: Saumik Kingston L.L.C., $168,000. Filed April 2. Monticello. Seller: Servco Inc., Boston, Mass. Property: in Ulster. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed March 30.

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 Gannett Drive, Suite G7 White Plains, N.Y. 10604-3407 Phone: 694-3600 • Fax: 694-3680

3657 Albany Post Road L.L.C., Poughkeepsie. Seller: Patrick W. Murphy, et al, Poughkeepsie. Property: in Hyde Park. Amount: $559,000. Filed April 3.

Equity Trust Company Custodian, Elyria, Ohio. Seller: Louis C. Tomaine, et al, Poughkeepsie. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $185,000. Filed March 30.

5 Quickway L.L.C., New York City. Seller: Sheindy Grunhut, Monsey. Property: 5 Quickway Road, Monroe. Amount: $150,000. Filed April 5.

Fannie Mae. Seller: Paul C. Brite, Newburgh. Property: 8 Valley Ave., Central Valley 10917. Amount: $303,771. Filed April 6.

American International Relocation Solutions L.L.C., Danbury, Conn. Seller: Craig Grybowski, Warwick. Property: 126 South Street Extension, Warwick 10990. Amount: $228,000. Filed April 4. Bank of America N.A. Seller: Steven J. Olsen, et al, Ellenville. Property: 14 Half Warren St., Ellenville 12428. Amount: $94,713. Filed April 3. Berkleigh-Greenville Associates L.L.C., Sussex, N.J. Seller: Joseph E. Quirk III, Port Jervis. Property: in Greenville. Amount: $247,000. Filed April 4. Champion Properties Inc., Hyde Park. Seller: OWB REO L.L.C. Property: 3 Becvk Road, Poughkeepsie 12601. Amount: $50,000. Filed April 5.

Dave’s Tree Service of Ulster County Inc., KingsBelow $1 million ton. Seller: Rhinebeck Bank, Poughkeepsie. Property: in 13 Fil 203 Corp., Monroe. Kingston. Amount: $85,000. Seller: Faigy Reich, et al, Filed April 2. Monroe. Property: 13 Fillmore Court, Unit 203, Kiryas Joel. Amount: $66,264. Filed Elm Avenue, Millerton. Amount: $175,000. Filed April 6. March 30. 25 Inwood L.L.C., Monroe. Seller: Jean Ann Ligotino, Hyde Park. Property: 25 Inwood Ave., Poughkeepsie. Amount: $195,000. Filed March 30.

Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Poughkeepsie. Seller: Maura A. Barrett, Poughkeepsie. Property: 9 High Ridge Road, Hopewell Junction. Amount: $543,500. Filed April 2.

Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Poughkeepsie. Seller: Michael L. Fox, Walden. Property: 6 Franklin St., Wappingers Falls. Amount: Federal National Mortgage $144,000. Filed April 2. Association. Seller: Bryan M. Destefano, Pomona. Prop- Kalux Realty Corp., Pougherty: 2 Lexington Ave., Unit keepsie. Seller: Pinpat Acqui10, Highland Mills 10930. sition Corp., Stamford, Conn. Amount: $115,000. Filed Property: 831 Route 52, FishApril 6. kill. Amount: $950,000. Filed April 3. Federal National Mortgage Association. Seller: John Lincoln Place Equities W. Quinn, et al, Newburgh. L.L.C., Monsey. Seller: CounProperty: 3 Spur Terrace, try Financial Services Inc., Newburgh 12550. Amount: New York City. Property: in $215,000. Filed April 6. Ellenville. Amount: $450,000. Filed April 2. Federal National Mortgage Association. Seller: Lokam Realty L.L.C., MidRyan Scott Karben, Pomo- dletown. Seller: Mark S. Tuna. Property: 80 Linden St., lis, White Plains. Property: Middletown 10940. Amount: vacant land, Fair Oaks Road, $219,124. Filed April 4. Wallkill. Amount: $45,000. Filed April 3. Fifteen Lemberg # 111 L.L.C., Monroe. Seller: Aron Lori Joseph Builders Inc., Weiss, Brooklyn. Property: Beacon. Seller: Rosemarie 15 Lemberg Court, Unit 101, Varas, Beacon. Property: in Monroe. Amount: $90,000. Beacon. Amount: $80,000. Filed April 3. Filed April 3. High Ridge Restorations L.L.C., Stone Ridge. Seller: Maria A. Polizzi, Accord. Property: in Marbletown. Amount: $75,000. Filed April 5. Household Finance Realty Corporation of New York, Brandon. Fla. Seller: Jeffrey David Robinson, et al, Monroe. Property: 2 Miller Lane, Monroe 10905. Amount: $200,477. Filed April 4.

Empire Industries Holding Group L.L.C., Marlboro. Seller: Philip DiLeonardo, et al, Marlboro. Property: in Marlborough. Amount: $350,000. Filed April 6. HSBC Bank USA N.A. Seller: Marcia A. Jacobowitz, Walden. Property: 127 Delafield Lane, Newburgh 12550. Amount: $304,916. Filed April 2.

No Place Like Home Development Corp., Fishkill. Seller: Water Street L.L.C., New Paltz. Property: in New Paltz. Amount: $425,000. Filed April 2. O’Donnell and Sons Inc., Fishkill. Seller: A. Charles Coratti, et al, Rhinebeck. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $110,000. Filed March 30. Occupations Inc., Middletown. Seller: ProSave Development Inc., Montebello. Property: in New Windsor. Amount: $315,300. Filed April 4. Page Five L.L.C., Poughkeepsie. Seller: Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 5 New York Realty Corp., Newburgh. Property: 126 Innis Ave., Poughkeepsie. Amount: $200,000. Filed April 3. Prag Realty Inc., Monroe. Seller: Lillian G. Schwimmer, Brooklyn. Property: in Monroe. Amount: $55,000. Filed April 5. Red Cigar L.L.C., Kingston. Seller: Interstellar Properties Inc., Drums, Pa. Property: in Ulster. Amount: $400,000. Filed April 4.

Riverside Bank, Poughkeepsie. Seller: Jacqueline McBride Gaillard, New Windsor. PropLori Joseph Builders Inc., erty: in Newburgh. Amount: Beacon. Seller: Rosemarie $485,000. Filed April 6. Varas, Beacon. Property: in Beacon. Amount: $80,000. Sirva Relocation Properties Filed April 3. L.L.C. Seller: Henning Haffner, et al, Pawling. Property: Marato Homes L.L.C., Mil- 27 Washington Court, Pawlton. Seller: James E. Monroe, ing 12564. Amount: $212,000. Goshen. Property: in New- Filed April 5. burgh. Amount: $190,000. Filed April 9. Two Leipnik Way Unit 302 L.L.C., Monroe. Seller: Rov MP Homestead L.L.C., Bri- Osher Inc., Monroe. Proparcliff Manor. Seller: Turnover erty: 2 Zlotchev Way, Unit Inc., Poughkeepsie. Property: 103, Kiryas Joel. Amount: 15 Conklin St., Poughkeepsie. $177,500. Filed April 6. Amount: $26,500. Filed April 2.

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FACTS&FIGURES Ulster Savings Bank, Kingston. Seller: Jacqueline M. Gaillard, New Winsor. Property: 602 Mount Laurel Drive, Monroe 10950. Amount: $79,865. Filed April 5.

All Pro Roofing, Siding, Windows and Decks Inc., Newburgh. $1,474 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 28.

Birchcreek Retreat, Pine Hill. $2,762 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed March 30.

Vyoel Moshe Beis Rochel of KJ, Monroe. Seller: Glenwood Partners L.L.C., Monroe. Property: 520 Forest St., Monroe. Amount: $465,000. Filed April 5.

Alternative Construction Inc., Middletown. $431 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 28.

Books 4 Us By Us, Kingston. $1,085 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5.

Aquarius Water Conditioning, Greenwood Lake. $983 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 25.

Boundless NY L.L.C., Highland Mills. $4,322 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 4.

Aria of Ulster Inc., Kingston. $675 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5.

Bourne and Kenney Redevelopment Company Inc., Newburgh. $72,000 in favor of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, Albany. Filed Oct. 27

Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Seller: Keith I. Parker, Walden. Property: 1824 Route 52, Walden 12586. Amount: $154,020. Filed April 2. Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Seller: Mary Cudjoe, New Windsor. Property: 40 Highland Ave., Middletown 10940. Amount: $248,610. Filed April 4. WW Commons L.L.C., Tuxedo. Seller: Shaun Donovan, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and urban Development. Property: 340 Angelo Drive, Montgomery 12549. Amount: $148,100. Filed April 9.

Judgments

A-Source Corp., Montgomery. $1,640 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 28. Autumn People Inc., New Paltz. $1,424 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 30.

Cyrus Jewelers International Inc., Monroe. $202 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 25.

Emily Rose Realty Inc., Warwick. $129 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 4.

CFC Construction Inc., New Hampton. $1,954 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 4.

D and T Painting, Middletown. $19,027 in favor of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, Albany. Filed Oct. 26

Envision Landscaping Inc., Newburgh. $316 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 4.

Chelsea Modular Homes Building Systems L.L.C., Marlboro. $225 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 30.

Des Trucking Inc., Monroe. $1,492 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 4.

Family Farm Ice Cream Ltd., Middletown. $1,393 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 4.

Distinctive Homes of Orange County Inc., Otisville. $1,652 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 28.

Fresh Start Restoration and Cleaning L.L.C., Middletown. $24,000 in favor of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, Albany. Filed Oct. 27

Don’s Small Engine Repair, Kingston. $1,032 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 30.

Ghost Wholesales, Shandaken. $1,035 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5. Gouvis Restaurant Inc., d.b.a. Bright Star Diner, Central Valley. $15,372 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 4.

Chelsea Modular Homes Inc., Marlboro. $29,445 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5.

Brickhouse of Marlboro NY Ltd., Marlboro. $278 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 30.

Circle Point B and E Inc., Westtown. $1,252 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Feb. 1.

Broadway Billiards Inc., Newburgh. $78 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 25.

Clean Cut Landscapes Inc., Boiceville. $1,198 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5.

Door-To-Door Ambulette Service of New York L.L.C., Middletown. $26,063 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 28.

Cobblestone Quik Mart Inc., Walker Valley. $310 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5.

DW Detailing, Marlboro. $1,032 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 30.

AZS Inc., Newburgh. $1,537 111 Shreeji Inc., Wawarsing. in favor of the New York State Buck Hill Enterprises, $846 in favor of the New York Department of Taxation and Kingston. $1,994 in favor of State Department of Taxation Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 28. the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5. B and L Real Estate Corp., Albany. Filed April 5. Monroe. $1,559 in favor of the 155 Orange L.L.C., Goshen. New York State Department of BW of Newburgh Inc., New$547 in favor of the New York Taxation and Finance, Albany. burgh. $1,735 in favor of the New York State Department of State Department of Taxation Filed Oct. 28. Taxation and Finance, Albany. and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 25. Bella Grotta Granite Coun- Filed Oct. 28. tertops L.L.C., Kingston. Absolute Real Estate of New $1,032 in favor of the New C Taylor Inspections Inc., York Inc., Goshen. $474 in York State Department of Highland Falls. $440 in favor favor of the New York State Taxation and Finance, Albany. of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Department of Taxation and Filed March 30. Albany. Filed Oct. 28. Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 4. Biondesign, Gardiner. $100 Adirondack Stairs Inc., Sau- in favor of the New York State Calin Corp., Middletown. gerties. $2,476 in favor of the Department of Taxation and $563 in favor of the New York New York State Department of Finance, Albany. Filed April 5. State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Taxation and Finance, Albany. Nov. 4. Filed April 5.

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Caribbean Queen Inc., Goshen. $21,061 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 25.

Cole Ridge Acres Inc., Newburgh. $1,336 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 4.

Grand Lodge of New York Grand Lodge Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Highland. $6,915 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Eastern Petroleum Inc., Filed April 5. d.b.a. East Coast Fuel, Highland. $1,209 in favor of the Happy Hommelville Farm New York State Department of Inc., Saugerties. $1,535 in faLabor Unemployment Insur- vor of the New York State Deance Division, Albany. Filed partment of Taxation and FiMarch 30. nance, Albany. Filed March 30.

Creative Concrete Impressions Inc., Pine Bush. $162 in favor of the New York State Elite Parking Inc., Ellenville. Department of Taxation and $142 in favor of the New York Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 28. State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Creditcorrection.biz Inc., April 5. Warwick. $1,529 in favor of the New York State Depart- Elks Fencing Inc., Monroe. ment of Taxation and Finance, $200 in favor of the New York Albany. Filed Oct. 28. State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 4.

Harry’s Small Engine Repair Inc., Warwick. $11,713 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 25. HDE Enterprises Inc., Highland Falls. $460 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 4.


Credits, Clients and Awards Kirshon & Company P.C. in Poughkeepsie has announced the following individuals have earned the credentials of Certified Valuation Analyst from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. Mark DeGiacomo Tammy Kirshon

Scott A. Lindner of Brewster has been named senior vice president and district leader, retail banking, for the Hudson Valley/Metro New York district of KeyBank. Lindner will be based out of the West Nyack office. Most recently, he served as senior vice president and senior lending manager for JPMorgan Chase. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Pace University in New York City.

Ann F. Bourne Memorial Fund, a nonprofit that works to raise educational awareness and opportunity in the city of Newburgh, has announced it has awarded grants to two local organizations. The fund awarded a $6,000 grant to Abraham’s Table Inc. in Newburgh for the Meals for Children and Mothers Program, and a $2,500 grant to SUNY Orange Foundation for a scholarship for an African-American graduate from Newburgh Free Academy.

Mike McMaster has joined Cool Life Systems Inc., a software development firm in Montgomery, as vice president, digital marketing and audience development. Most recently, McMaster served as email marketing manager for Ziff Davis Enterprise.

The Byne Group, a branding, advertising and web firm in Suffern, was recently recognized as a Silver winner at the 33rd annual Telly Awards, for its “Myth & Fact” commercial for United Hospice of Rockland Inc. The company was selected by a panel of more than 500 industry professionals.

Steven Porath of Stony Point has been named executive director of the Rockland County Industrial Development Agency (IDA). Porath was appointed to the position by the IDA’s board of directors. The Rockland IDA provides financial incentives to retain, expand and attract business in Rockland County.

Ronnie Rebis of the Kingston office of Weichert, Realtors, has been individually recognized for her industry success during the month of February. She led the region, which comprises offices throughout Orange, Westchester and Rockland counties, in resale listings.

On the Go: Business, Etc. Tuesday, April 17 Professional Women of Putnam networking workshop “SEO Trends & Tactics for 2012,” 151 Grill & Bar, 512 Clock Tower Commons Drive, Brewster. $35. To register, visit professionalwomenofputnam.com. Ulster County Tourism online workshop with Doug Motel on “Getting There With Google,” noon to 1 p.m. To register, call 340-3566 or email gdea@co.ulster.ny.us.  

Wednesday, April 18 The Rockland Business Women’s Network luncheon, noon to 2 p.m., Regency Ballroom at the Comfort Inn & Suites, 425 E. Route 59, Nanuet. $40; $30 pre-registered members. For information, call 735-7040.

Snapshot

From left, Maureen Kangas, general manager of The Poughkeepsie Grand, along with Dutchess Chamber vice president Audra Gerty and foundation director Karolyn Osborne.

Newsmakers

The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation recently held a joint mixer with Leadership Orange and Leadership Dutchess members and alumni March 24 to raise money for the Dutchess County Foundation’s scholarship awards.

Michael DiTullo has been appointed president and CEO of the Rockland County Economic Development Agency. Most recently, DiTullo served as managing director of the Orange County Business Accelerator in New Windsor.

Standing, Susan Kennedy, Crystal Run Village Inc. board of directors president; and Bill Sammis, executive director-elect; seated, Jim Lawler, outgoing Crystal Run Village executive director.

Jeremy N. Ellenbogen, president and CEO of the Ellenbogen Group, has been named to the board of directors of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. In addition, the Ellenbogen Group, a digital media production company, has joined both the Hudson Valley Food & Beverage Alliance and NY BioHud Valley, as a founding member for each. Dulce M. Ferrera has joined Keller Williams Realty Hudson Valley United in Middletown. Ferrera has 23 years of experience in the real estate industry, which includes time at two major franchises and 12 years as an independent broker owner.

William J. Sammis has been named executive director of Crystal Run Village Inc., effective April 27. Sammis has been with Crystal Run Village since 2004 as deputy executive director of administrative services. Crystal Run Village has been serving children and adults with developmental disabilities, spectrum disorders and those dually diagnosed with a mental illness since 1959, first as a summer camp and then as a residential school. Crowne Plaza Suffern has announced the following appointments. Will Adamo of Ridgefield has been appointed director of sales. Most recently, he was with Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the management company of Sheraton Mahwah Hotel. Brianne O’Connell has been appointed sales manager. O’Connell holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from St. Thomas Aquinas College in Orangeburg.

Ulster Savings Bank recently celebrated the re-opening of its 5494 Main St., Windham branch with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held March 28. The Windham branch suffered extensive damage as a result of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011 and Ulster Savings Bank was able to continue serving their customers through the donation of temporary work space at the Windham-Hensonville United Methodist Church in Windham.

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FACTS&FIGURES Home Signature Enterprises Inc., Gardiner. $1,537 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 30.

John Hoy Enterprises Ltd., Connelly. $269 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5.

Hudson River Valley L.L.C., Lake Katrine. $1,745 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5.

John J. Pezzo and Associates CPAs PC, Highland. $1,568 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed March 30.

Hudson Valley Dry Goods Company Inc., Newburgh. $150 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 25.

JoJo’s Food Shop, Highland Falls. $155 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 7.

Hughes Management and Realty Inc., Newburgh. $440 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 28.

Joseph Daniel Construction Group Inc., Goshen. $1,689 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 7.

Infinite Builders and Contractors Company L.L.C., Highland. $370 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5.

K Loves Kitchen, Accord. $1,035 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5.

In-Vest-Ments, New Paltz. $1,032 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 30. J.O. Polanco Home Improvements Inc., Harriman. $328 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 7.

Kaisertown Builders Inc., Montgomery. $475 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 28. KJR L.L.C., d.b.a. Chocolate Cheers, Kingston. $289 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5.

KRA Enterprises Inc., Newburgh. $10,867 in favor of the Jake the Snake Vending, new York State Workers’ ComLake Katrine. $1,035 in favor pensation Board, Albany. Filed of the New York State Depart- Oct. 26 ment of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5. KTO Enterprises Inc., Campbell Hall. $1,336 in favor JD Carpentry, New Windsor. of the New York State Depart$195 in favor of the New York ment of Taxation and Finance, State Department of Taxation Albany. Filed Nov. 7. and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 25. Lapidus Mountain Resort Corp., Spring Glen. $103 in JJD Real Estate Holding favor of the New York State Inc., Slate Hill. $1,322 in favor Department of Taxation and of the New York State Depart- Finance, Albany. Filed April 5. ment of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 7.

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Lempka and Lempka Inc., Pine Bush. $953 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 28.

Manufacturers Supply Chain Partners Inc., d.b.a. Versapack, Tuxedo Park. $4,000 in favor of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, Albany. Filed Len Rich Mobile RV Repair Oct. 27 and Parts, Gardiner. $194 in favor of the New York State Maribel Hernandez MonDepartment of Taxation and fil Inc., Newburgh. $1,336 in Finance, Albany. Filed March favor of the New York State 30. Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 7. Lopiccolo Inc., Montgomery. $397 in favor of the New York Marlin Pools and Spas State Department of Taxation L.L.C., Newburgh. $4,015 in and Finance, Albany. Filed favor of the New York State Oct. 25. Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 25. M and M Window Cleaning, Kingston. $145 in favor of the McConnon Solutions, GarNew York State Department of diner. $1,085 in favor of the Taxation and Finance, Albany. New York State Department of Filed April 5. Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5. M.M.J. Inc., Middletown. $1,867 in favor of the New McDermott’s Landscaping York State Department of Inc., Monroe. $380 in favor Taxation and Finance, Albany. of the New York State DepartFiled Oct. 25. ment of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 7. Mac Bren Cap Corp., Pine Bush. $630 in favor of the Mirabella of Saugerties Inc., New York State Department of Saugerties. $304 in favor of the Taxation and Finance, Albany. New York State Department of Filed Nov. 7. Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 30. Mahoney’s West Steakhouse L.L.C., New Paltz. $397 in Mpower Electrical and Mefavor of the New York State chanical Contracting Inc., Department of Labor Unem- Saugerties. $899 in favor of the ployment Insurance Division, New York State Department of Albany. Filed April 6. Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Main Food Inc., Saugerties. March 30. $209 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation NB Electric Inc., Rock Tavand Finance, Albany. Filed ern. $70,000 in favor of the March 30. New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, Albany. Maliba Corp., Newburgh. Filed Oct. 26 $1,322 in favor of the New York State Department of Nonna Lucia Ristorante Taxation and Finance, Albany. L.L.C., Middletown. $7,129 Filed Nov. 7. in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Manny’s Bus Service Inc., Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 9. Walden. $485 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 25.

Notals Service Inc., d.b.a. Delmar Mobil and Delish Deli, New Paltz. $985 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed March 30.

Pinnacle Telecom Services L.L.C., Newburgh. $2,227 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 25.

One King Street Corp., Marlboro. $1,328 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5.

Ravani Inc., d.b.a. Amichi’s Restaurant, Kingston. $2,320 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5.

Panther Inc., Middletown. $1,883 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 28.

RBBJ Enterprises L.L.C., d.b.a. Post Plus, Kingston. $1,089 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5.

Playtime Daycare, New Windsor. $68,000 in favor of Now Forward Music Inc., the New York State Workers’ Kingston. $536 in favor of the Compensation Board, Albany. New York State Department of Filed Oct. 26 Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 30. Randy’s Home Improvements Inc., Montgomery. On-A-Roll, Kingston. $1,035 $265,051 in favor of the New in favor of the New York State York State Workers’ CompenDepartment of Taxation and sation Board, Albany. Filed Finance, Albany. Filed April 5. Oct. 26

Paraiso Escondido Inc., Spring Glen. $455 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5. Perfect Pitch Builders Inc., Pine Bush. $449 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 30. Phoenix Novelties, Tillson. $100 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5.

Rocco Management Inc., Monroe. $2,145 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 25. Rock N’ Garden Center Inc., Port Jervis. $1,355 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 9. S and D Medical Staffing Corp., Middletown. $1,391 in favor of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, Albany. Filed Oct. 27

Phoenix Protection Services Corp., Highland Mills. $150,000 in favor of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, Albany. Filed Oct. 27

Sanchiaplayfair, Bearsville. $119 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5.

Picada Express Inc., Newburgh. $1,336 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 9.

Selah Used Cars, Newburgh. $1,692 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 9.


Sherman Metropolitan Group L.L.C., New Windsor. $209 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Feb. 2.

The Builders’ Choice Painting Inc., Monroe. $415 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 4.

Ulster Cab, Kingston. $773 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 30.

Alimonti, Kevin, et al. Filed by The Bank of New York Mellon. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $470,000 affecting property located at 105 Cedar Hill United Services of Advanced Road, Wappingers Falls 12590. Trucking Corp., Wallkill. Filed March 6. $434 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation Angelone, Stephen, et al. and Finance, Albany. Filed Filed by Wells Fargo Bank March 30. N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure Warwick Corners L.L.C., $121,091 affecting property Warwick. $44,646 in favor of located at 201 Route 52, Newthe New York State Depart- burgh 12550. Filed April 5. ment of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 28. Arif, Razwaan, et al. Filed by Ulster Savings Bank. Action: West Point Cleaners and seeks to foreclose on a mortUniforms Inc., Highland gage to secure $68,000 affectFalls. $234 in favor of the New ing property located at 671 York State Department of La- Creek Locks Road, Rosendale bor Unemployment Insurance 12472. Filed April 3. Division, Albany. Filed Feb. 1. Benjamin, Lesley, et al. Filed Wromar Associates Inc., by Bank of America N.A. AcMiddletown. $1,885 in favor tion: seeks to foreclose on a of the New York State Depart- mortgage to secure $224,000 ment of Taxation and Finance, affecting property located at 48 Delaware Road, Newburgh Albany. Filed Oct. 28. 12550. Filed March 30.

Chowdhury, Zahuril, et al. Filed by Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $156,000 affecting property located at 6 Taconic St., Poughkeepsie 12601. Filed March 5.

Durkin, Christopher J., 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 37 Tuthill Finance, Ellenville 12428. Filed April 6.

Clark, Michael A., et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $400,000 affecting property located in Washington. Filed March 7.

Elezovic, Elvira, 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 45-47 Hudson St., Kingston 12401. Filed April 2.

Bennet, Elizabeth, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $221,000 affecting property located at 686 Route 284, Westtown 10998. Filed March 30.

Cordova, Leonardo G., et al. Filed by SABR Mortgage Loan 2008-1 REO Subsidiary-1 L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $279,000 affecting property located in Poughkeepsie. Filed March 7.

Silver Falls Cottage Crafts, Saugerties. $1,437 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5.

The Cutting Edge Restaurant Consultants Inc., Newburgh. $1,885 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 28.

Simon Sobie and Company Inc., Woodstock. $455 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5.

The Engine Shop L.L.C., Middletown. $101 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 4.

Solartech Renewables L.L.C., Kingston. $307 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5.

The Kozy Tavern and Pizzeria Inc., Kingston. $135 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5.

Solomon’s Rose, Newburgh. $1,387 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 25.

The New Paltz Public House Inc., New Paltz. $1,338 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed March 30.

SWK Enterprises Inc., Kingston. $100 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5.

Tina’s Deli and Restaurant Inc., Tuxedo Park. $100 in favor of the New York State Lis Pendens Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 9. The following filings indicated a legal action has been initiated, Tirelli Consultants Ltd., the outcome of which may affect Highland Falls. $28,134 in the title to the property listed. favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Abououkal Inc., et al. Filed Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 9. by Phoenix Refurbishing Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on Toon Town Kustom Paint a mortgage to secure an unL.L.C., Pine Island. $2,160 in specified amount affecting favor of the New York State property located in Beacon. Department of Taxation and Filed March 7. Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 9. Albach, Thomas J., et al. Trace Furniture Inc., Bears- Filed by M&T Bank. Action: ville. $106 in favor of the New seeks to foreclose on a mortYork State Department of gage to secure $175,000 afTaxation and Finance, Albany. fecting property located at 281 McKinstry Road, Gardiner Filed April 5. 12525. Filed April 9. Trollbridge Fine Landscaping Inc., Stone Ridge. $1,085 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5.

Synergy Building Services L.L.C., Central Valley. $259 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 9. Tally-Ho Realty Inc., Marlboro. $331 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5. Technical Service Specialists Inc., Saugerties. $161 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5. Terri-Kleen Inc., Ellenville. $104 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 5.

Carfizzi, Nicholas Jr., et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $152,500 affecting property located at 548 Springtown Road, New Paltz 12561. Filed April 3.

Conrad, Kristen M., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $190,000 affecting property located at 43 Elm St., Saugerties 12477. Filed April 9. Cook, Leslie L., et al. Filed by Loancare. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 22 Blossom Lane, Wallkill 12589. Filed April 4.

DiGregorio, Helen O., et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $119,400 affecting property located at 54 Tamarack Hill Drive, Poughkeepsie Castellano, David, et al. Filed 12603. Filed March 2. by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose DiSanto, Patrick R., et al. on a mortgage to secure an Filed by Ulster Savings Bank. unspecified amount affecting Action: seeks to foreclose on property located at 20 Walden a mortgage to secure $350,000 Estates Road, Walden 12586. affecting property located at Filed April 2. 9 DiSanto Court, Ulster Park 12487. Filed April 4.

Enea, Peter, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $229,732 affecting property located at 15 N. Main St., Harriman 10926. Filed April 4. Fairhurst, Julie A., et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $178,800 affecting property located at 12A Alpine Drive, Wappingers Falls 12590. Filed March 5. Farnum, John Kneland, et al. Filed by GMAC Mortgage L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 10 Poplar Trail, Monroe 10950. Filed March 30. Farrisi, Mel R., et al. Filed by Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $184,000 affecting property located at 392 Fordmore Road, Kerhonkson 12446. Filed April 2. Gapay, Alexander R., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $319,200 affecting property located at 20 Wayne Court, Wallkill 10941. Filed April 4.

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FACTS&FIGURES Goddard, Angela L., et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 411-413 Liberty St., Newburgh 12550. Filed March 30. Haight, Amanda Leigh, aka Amanda Leigh Duncan, et al. Filed by Ulster Savings Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $465,000 affecting property located at 50 Abeel St., Kingston 12401. Filed April 4.

McGoey, Mark J., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $222,600 affecting property located at 33 DelBalso Blvd., Wappingers Falls 12590. Filed March 6.

Relyea, James L., et al. Filed by Sawyer Savings Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $300,000 affecting property located at 50 Bellevue Ave., Highland 12528. Filed March 30.

Sonko, Reginald, et al. Filed by RBS Citizens N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $95,000 affecting property located at 365 Verplank Ave., Beacon 12508. Filed March 2.

Morales, Joaquin, et al. Filed by OneWest Bank F.S.B. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $279,000 affecting property located at 9 Ross Lane, Middletown 10941. Filed March 30.

Rochfort, Thomas A., et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $97,000 affecting property located at 19 Valley Farm Road, Millbrook 12545. Filed March 2.

Totton, Jeffrey M., et al. Filed by Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $360,100 affecting property located at 3250 Route 207, Campbell Hall 10916. Filed April 4.

Moss, Dannie, et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $250,000 affecting property located at 228 Old Kingston Road, New Paltz 12561. Filed April 6.

Rogers, Rodney, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $394,000 affecting property located at 21 Alder Way, Wappingers Falls 12590. Filed March 5.

Khan, Shaheen, et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $179,550 affecting property located at 23 Fording Place Road, Lake Katrine 12449. Filed April 9. Nickolich, Mark J., et al. Filed by M&T Bank. Action: Letteri, Donna L., et al. Filed seeks to foreclose on a mortby RBS Citizens N.A. Action: gage to secure $75,000 affectseeks to foreclose on a mort- ing property located at 25 gage to secure $225,834 affect- Main St., Saugerties 12477. ing property located at 6 High Filed April 5. St., Staatsburg 12580. Filed March 6. Perna, Russell B., et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank Lowis, Peter, et al. Filed by N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose RBS Citizens N.A. Action: on a mortgage to secure an seeks to foreclose on a mort- unspecified amount affecting gage to secure $55,000 affect- property located at 1180 Lakes ing property located at 14 Road, Monroe 10950. Filed Walsh Road, Unionvale. Filed March 30. March 8. Pineiro, Catherine L., et al. May, John R. Jr., et al. Filed Filed by RBS Citizens N.A. by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Ac- Action: seeks to foreclose on tion: seeks to foreclose on a a mortgage to secure $112,500 mortgage to secure $157,000 affecting property located at affecting property located at 24 Salvatore Drive, West Park 73 Capron St., Walden 12586. 12493. Filed March 30. Filed March 30. Quinn, William P., aka WilMazzella, Rodney, et al. liam P. Quinn Jr., et al. Filed Filed by M&T Bank. Action: by M&T Bank. Action: seeks seeks to foreclose on a mort- to foreclose on a mortgage to gage to secure $142,000 af- secure $70,000 affecting propfecting property located at 15 erty located at 1043 Route Sawyerkill Terrace, Saugerties 212, Saugerties 12477. Filed 12477. Filed April 4. April 9.

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Unknown heirs of the estate of Robert P. Mulvey, 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 Rosado, Louis, et al. Filed by 1640 Bulls Head Road, ClinOneWest Bank F.S.B. Action: ton Corners 12514. Filed seeks to foreclose on a mort- March 2. gage to secure $276,000 affecting property located at 96 Lip- Windsor Enterprises Inc., pincott Road, Wallkill 12589. et al. Filed by Keybank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on Filed March 30. a mortgage to secure $750,000 Saks, Marat, et al. Filed by affecting property located at Ulster Savings Bank. Action: 2907 and 2915 Route 9W, New seeks to foreclose on a mort- Windsor. Filed April 6. gage to secure $283,000 affecting property located at 940 Wipff, Stephen, et al. Filed by Glasco Turnpike, Saugerties The Bank of New York Mellon. Action: seeks to foreclose on a 12477. Filed April 9. mortgage to secure $247,200 Seekamp, Sandra J., et al. affecting property located at Filed by M&T Bank. Action: 21 E. Broome St., Port Jervis seeks to foreclose on a mort- 12771. Filed April 6. gage to secure $150,000 affecting property located at 56 Zero, Jody F., et al. Filed by Dugway Drive, Pawling 12564. Suntrust Mortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a Filed March 7. mortgage to secure $213,000 Shiekowitz, Gary, aka Gary affecting property located at Sheikowitz, et al. Filed by the 79 W. Mombasha Road, MonState of New York Mortgage roe 10950. Filed April 5. Agency. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $102,600 affecting property Mechanic’s Liens located at 6 Mount Hope Ave., Otisville 10963. Filed April 4. Bat RE Inc., New York City, as owner. $13,438 as claimed by Ruby Construction Services L.L.C., Goshen. Property: 445 Bellvale Road, Chester 10918. Filed April 3.

Highland Hills L.L.C., as owner. $6,811 as claimed by NY Professional Drywall of OC, Monroe. Property: 10 Mila Drive, Middletown. Filed April 4.

Bijal Food Corp., d.b.a. Wallkill Sunoco, 3103 Route 208, Wallkill 12589. Filed April 3.

CMF Enterprises Inc., d.b.a. Buzz Kill Pest Solutions, 22 Hunt, William H., et al, as Barclay St., Saugerties 12477. owner. $750 as claimed by Filed April 4. Michael F. Vetere Jr., Saugerties. Property: 294 Union Concrete Enterprises Inc., Center Road, Ulster Park. d.b.a. Custom Concrete Inc., Filed April 5. 143 Chapel Hill, Highland 12528. Filed April 4. Jennings, James, as owner. $13,965 as claimed by Damien Frangelina Inc., d.b.a. Delisio General Contract- Frangelina’s Deli and Café, ing, Woodstock. Property: in 3867 Route 6, Brewster 10509. Woodstock. Filed April 3. Filed April 4. JIP Group Inc., as owner. P and T Surplus Corp., d.b.a. $14,610 as claimed by Allied P and T Deli, 198 Abeel St., Excavating Inc., Warwick. Kingston 12401. Filed April 4. Property: in Monroe. Filed March 30. RKSM Inc., d.b.a. Associated Supermarket, 1155 JIP Group Inc., Monsey, as Route 32, Rosendale 12472. owner. $5,042 as claimed by Filed April 2. Ultimate Plumbing Corp., Monroe. Property: in Monroe. Spiesman’s Realty Inc., d.b.a. Filed April 5. Weichert Realtors – The Spiesman Group, 223 Boices KIR Middletown 041 L.L.C., Lane, Kingston 12401. Filed New Hyde Park, as owner. April 3. $16,240 as claimed by ADT Security Services Inc. Property: 1100/1300 N. Galleria T. Edward Wines Ltd., d.b.a. T. Edward Upstate, 211 Main Drive, Wallkill. Filed April 2. St., Suite 102, New Paltz 12561. Filed April 3. Rotonda of New York Inc., as owner. $6,360 as claimed by Day One Custom Painting and Renovations, Newburgh. Partnerships Property: Harcourt Cosman Drive, Newburgh 12550. Filed Jacks of All Tech, P.O. Box 522, Saugerties 12477, c/o March 30. Derek S. Fallon and Jeremy R. Rushkoski. Filed April 5.

New Businesses

Kosiner Brothers, 10 Main St., New Paltz 12561, c/o Jed A. This paper is not responsible Kosiner and Brock M. Kosiner. for typographical errors con- Filed April 3. tained in the original filings. Rosey 11, 11 Liberty Square, Ellenville 12428, c/o Shaunda R. Richardson and Desiree R. Doing Business As Montanez. Filed April 6. 3 Kids and a Pug Inc., d.b.a. The Cheese Plate, New Paltz 12561. Filed April 2.


Sweet Stop, 28 Hudson Terrace, Marlboro 12542, c/o Samantha J. Burger and Alex G. Stokas. Filed April 2.

Bill’s Clock Repair – I’ll Clean Your Clock and Fix it Too, 12 Gladys Lane, Saugerties 12477, c/o William V. Bucher. Filed April 4.

Sole Proprietorships

Blue Haven, 121 Stein Road, Pine Bush 12566, c/o Travis S. Acorn School, 205 Dewitt Davis. Filed April 4. Road, Accord 12404, c/o Motria E. Shuhan. Filed April 4. Exurban Gardening, 1474 Hurley Mountain Road, HurAllison’s Restaurant, 297 ley 12443, c/o Valarie Anne Main St., Pine Hill 12465, c/o Henriquez. Filed April 6. Bruno Joseph Bembi. Filed April 6. Heather’s, 87 Delaware St., Apt. 3C, Glasco 12432, c/o Anthony’s Barber Shop, Heather Craig. Filed April 2. 2 Orchard Drive, Gardiner 12525, c/o Carolina DeSte- Hudson Valley Fabrication, fano. Filed April 4. 90 Bruynswick Road, New Paltz 12561, c/o Nyle M. Baker. Filed April 6.

I and M Landscaping, 23 M. Smith Paving, 14 Eagle Quarry Road, Napanoch Lane, Milton 12547, c/o Ma12458, c/o Lisa A. Wilhelm. cashyn E. Smith. Filed April 2. Filed March 30. Mercier Farms, 100 Old J and E Services, 323 Hasb- Unionville Road, Wallkill rouck Ave., Kingston 12401, 12589, c/o Christopher Merc/o Jeremy K. Effner. Filed cier. Filed April 6. April 9. Mid Hudson Medical Billing Jen Cassaro Productions, 39 and Practice Management, Front St., Port Jervis, c/o Jen- 1018 Old Ford Road, New nifer L. Cassaro. Filed May 26. Paltz 12561, c/o Katherine Osterweil. Filed April 3. Karen Williams Design, 765 Milton Turnpike, Highland MLR Consulting, 304 12528, c/o Karen A. Williams. Prince Lane, Kingston 12401, Filed April 3. c/o Mary Lou A. Race. Filed April 6. Kevin Buso Photography, 446 Broadway, Kingston RF Heating and Cooling, 6 12401, c/o Kevin P. Buso. Filed St. Joseph Blvd., Port Ewen April 2. 12466, c/o Robert A. Frelich. Filed March 30.

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Stacia Hudler, 152 Prospect Walden Pet Grooming, 32 St., Port Ewen 12466, c/o Sta- Red Top Road, Wallkill 12589, cia M. Hudler. Filed March 30. c/o Theresa K. MacEntee. Filed April 9. Sweet Marrilla Naturals, 109 Woodland Ridge Road, William A. Thiel Repair/ Kerhonkson 12446, c/o Kelly Welding, 16 Laurel Park Jeanne Brumbelow Mirto. Road, Pine Bush 12566, c/o Filed April 3. William A. Thiel. Filed April 6. Sweet Pea’s Groceries, 49 Washburn Farm Road, Saugerties 12477, c/o Jaime L. Hazard. Filed April 4. Swimmer Safety Services, 16 Rock Hill Road, High Falls 12440, c/o David J. Barra. Filed April 9.

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FACES& PLACES ON THE WINGS OF ANGELS Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties annual gala, “On the Wings of Spring” took place Saturday evening, March 31, at Anthony’s Pier 9. The event netted more than $115,000 for the nonprofit. A. Vincent Mazzie, immediate past chairman of the board, was honored for his years of service to hospice and to the community. Three hundred and fifty guests enjoyed a special evening that featured a silent auction, dinner and dancing. Identifications are from left unless otherwise specified. Among the guests were: 1. Marilyn D’Ambrosio, gala co-chairperson; Ron Barton, chairman of Hospice’s board of directors; Janet Sullivan, gala co-chairperson; and Dan Grady, president and CEO of Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties. 2. Denise and Duke Freeman. 3. Mike and Joann Menendez and Jill Sullivan. 4. Honoree A. Vincent Mazzie and Peggy Edwards. 5. Thanks to their hard work, the fundraiser was a success: Nancy Kane, Mary Bonura, Joann Menendez, Janet Sullivan, Susan Najork, Marilyn D’Ambrosio, Peggy Milich, Sherri Heller and Barbara Naru. 6. Janice Valentino, Hospice, director of development, with Gloria Alisandrella, director of special events.

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CAN HOSPITALS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE? Hospitals, doctors, insurance companies and large medical groups have impacted the practice of health care. In this roundtable conversation, sponsored by the Business Journals, our panel of experts will address

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