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OFFERS MADE AS TRIALS NEAR IN SHELL STATIONS CLASH BY JOHN GOLDEN jgolden@westfairinc.com

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Thinking smaller • 2 Brian Kaminer, co-chairman of Slow Money NYC, in Armonk.

Westchester businessman in a regional Shell gas stations venture that has been entangled for the past year in heated personal disputes and lawsuits between managing partners recently proposed buyout options to his rivals to settle their differences. At the same time, Sammy El Jamal, whose partners seek to oust him from their service-station businesses in New York and Connecticut, said in private emails that he has changed attorneys and has “continued stalling in the courts” to “just buy time” to reach an outcome that will redeem his reputation and keep him in the gasoline industry. El Jamal’s rambling emails – variously threatening, cajoling, boasting, aggrieved, peace-tendering and cryptic in their references to “investigations” of parties to the lawsuits and their family members and associates – were presented as exhibits in state Supreme Court this month by attorneys for his legal rivals, Leon Silverman and James A. Weil, managing members with El Jamal of NY Fuel Distributors L.L.C. and affiliated companies. Silverman is

Contractors vie for $500M in bridge-related opportunities BY PATRICK GALLAGHER pgallagher@westfairinc.com

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or LLF Construction Services Inc. and owner Leonardo Fabio, the Tappan Zee Bridge rebuilding project is more than just another contracting opportunity. “If I get a good portion of the Tappan Zee, we would definitely be set for the next five years,” Fabio said. He is not alone. White Plains-based LLF Construction Services is one of hundreds of minority and women-owned businesses,

chairman of Silverman Realty Group Inc. in White Plains. Weil is a Scarsdale investor and the financial chief of the Shell business whom El Jamal is separately suing for libel and slander. El Jamal this month told his partners he is willing “to sever ties without further embarrassment” and “stop the unnecessary spending of legal fees” for an $8.39 million cash buyout. According to court documents, he invested about $2 million in the $43.3 million deal in 2010 to acquire 43 Shell service-station properties or leases in Westchester, New York City and Long Island from a Shell Oil Co. subsidiary.

“If and when you exercise the right to purchase the New York business from me at $8.2 million at a steal price, I will allow you to be called the thief legitimately like I was called a thief in the newspapers.” — Sammy El Jamal, NY Fuel Distributors managing member

disadvantaged business enterprises and small businesses that will be vying for $500 million in subcontracting opportunities when the bridge rebuilding contract is awarded later this year. Nearly 1,000 people from at least 18 states attended an April 20 summit at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Tarrytown that was designed to introduce various business owners to the four finalist teams who are bidding on the contract to rebuild the bridge. Under an agreement negotiated between those teams

As a reverse option, El Jamal proposed to purchase at a 5 percent premium the assets of investors looking to get out of the Shell venture, using a high-interest, five-year mortgage from the sellers to finance the deal. “Please understand that my current credibility and borrowing power has been completely destroyed for the meanwhile by one single man, our fellow investor James A. Weil,” El Jamal noted with his purchase offer. The Shell deal that involved El Jamal, Silverman, Weil and three other investors was negotiated by El Jamal, the

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in theThings industry as a serviceCheers • 4 only partner experiencedGood • 51 station owner and operator in Westchester and the Hudson Valley and as president of Wholesale Fuels, a fuel distributorship based in Thornwood. (In the fight for control of the companies, the 37-year-old El Jamal, according to his emails, has been forced to work from a satellite office in a Silverman-owned office building in downtown White Plains.) El Jamal was the only personal guarantor on a $33-mil-


Investors jump fast track for farm lanes BY JOHN GOLDEN jgolden@westfairinc.com

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n entrepreneur from Ulster County and former stock trader, Jim Hyland was in Westchester County on a rainy Sunday afternoon to spread the word about his 3-year-old food packing business among like-minded supporters of sustainable farming and potential investors. He was among several food and urban farming entrepreneurs speaking at an Earth Day showcase sponsored by Slow Money NYC at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in Pocantico Hills. Hyland needs financing – $750,000 to start – if his business, Farm to Table Co-packers, is to expand as planned and speed up production to meet the growing demand from food companies and area farms. The business will need to invest another $2 million to $5 million to bring its regional contract-packaging model to other metropolitan areas such as Philadelphia, Boston, Detroit and Chicago, he said. “That’s when Co-packer becomes not just a supporter of sustainable food growing and farming, but as importantly, a sustainable business,” he said. Started in 2009, Farm to Table Co-packers occupies 30,000 square feet of space in Kingston’s Tech City, the former IBM complex, where it employs from 20 to more than 50 workers according to seasonal demand. Its revenue totaled $1.21 million last year and is projected to grow to about $1.58 million this year. Hyland projects revenue of $2.2 million in 2013. “We make money by helping food companies and farms reach the market,” he told his Stone Barns audience. The packer’s Northeast customer base includes 40 food companies and 60 area farms. Hyland said he has been in talks with two “very, very large companies.” One, an organic food

company, is looking to create s supply pipeline in the area, and Farm to Table would work with farmers producing for the company. Hyland’s business could be an appealing opportunity for investors whose principles are aligned with the Slow Money Alliance, a 3-year-old national movement that, quietly and still in apparently small numbers, has established a presence in Westchester. The movement’s first principle is to “bring money back down to earth,” in the words of Woody Tasch, founding chairman of the nonprofit Slow Money organization and a philanthropist and venture capitalist for community development and sustainable businesses. His 2009 book, “Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing As If Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered,” served to launch the movement. “All the lobbying in the world is not worth as much as starting one of these small food enterprises,” Tasch, a New Mexico resident, told the Earth Day audience at Stone Barns. His goal with Slow Money is to have 1 million Americans investing 1 percent of their assets in local food systems within a decade. Formed last year, Slow Money NYC is one of 14 chapters in the U.S. and Canada. Nationwide, Slow Money members to date have invested more than $17 million in more than 100 small food enterprises, Tasch said. In Brooklyn, 10 Slow Money members invested $250,000 in chef and restaurateur George Weld’s opening of Parish Hall, a farm-to-table restaurant. None of that slow money has yet to reach entrepreneurs in Westchester and the lower Hudson Valley. The New York City chapter has attracted 450 people to its meetup groups and has 60 dues-paying members. It includes some Westchester residents, said Brian Kaminer,

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the chapter’s co-chairman from Armonk. company, Talgra L.L.C. He has completed The movement, said Kaminer, has and owns two small-scale, rooftop solar attracted “food activists, foodies, finan- power generation projects in New Jersey. cial activists, general impact investors and, Kaminer said the Slow Money moveto some degree, people like myself that ment has natural allies in community are just intrigued by the concept of slow banks and in recently formed economic money. There’s a certain way that money development groups such as the Hudson has been moving around the earth in the last decade or so that’s just been too fast.” Slow money investments offer “a spectrum of returns,” some of which could be product instead of capital, Kaminer said. Typical capital return rates range from 1 percent to 8 or 9 percent. For investors, “The kind of growth rates that we’re accustomed to, you can’t squeeze that out of Jim Hyland seeks investors in his growing Food to Table Co-packers business in Kingston. food,” he said. “You squeeze that out of food and you’re going to get the industrial- Valley Food and Beverage Alliance and ized (farm) factories that we already get.” the Westchester County Association’s “I think slow money is applicable to Blueprint Accelerator Network. “I think more than slow food,” Kaminer said. Food, there’s an opportunity for a lot of these though, “represents one of the most engag- efforts and organizations to think about ing opportunities to get people to start community engagement through investthinking differently about investing.” ing. The whole idea is that change can Kaminer worked 17 years in his family’s happen on a very small, local basis. A lot of brokerage business in the tristate area. “It that can happen by investing in these busigot to the point where I realized there were nesses and building up these relationships.” some personal disconnects for me with Jim Hyland said though he spoke with business at large. It was about trading value some like-minded investors in Westchester, rather than creating value.” “Nobody handed me a bag of money.” He left the family business and in 2007 “If it comes in, it’s helpful,” he said. started at his Armonk home an energy “Whether it’s slow money, fast money or conservation and sustainable-investment medium money, as long as it comes in.”

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As corporations dodge taxes, small business gets the bill BY JANICE KIRKEL jkirkel@westfairinc.com

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he amount the average American small business had to pay in 2011 to cover the cost of corporate abuse of tax havens was $2,116. The amount an individual tax filer had to pay was $426. Both are the findings of a report by U.S. PIRG, the federation of state public interest research groups, which says that every year, corporations and wealthy individuals avoid paying an estimated $100 billion in taxes by shifting income to offshore tax havens. Of that $100 billion, $60 billion is avoided specifically by corporations. A study by the General Accounting Office found that at least 83 of the top 100 publicly traded corporations use offshore tax havens. “When corporations shirk their tax burden by shifting profits legitimately made in the U.S. to offshore tax havens like the Caymans, the rest of us must pick up the tab through either cuts to public spending priorities, higher taxes or more debt,” said Dan Smith, tax and budget associate for U.S. PIRG and one of the report’s co-authors. Smith went on to say that small businesses are hurt additionally by corporate tax dodging “since they can’t hire armies of well-paid

lawyers and accountants to use offshore tax loopholes.” Bruce Kaminstein is CEO of Casabella Holdings in Congers, a household furnishings company with 70 employees and $40 million in yearly sales. “It’s frustrating to know we are subsidizing their tax bills.” he said. “We get very little in tax breaks. We all play by the rules of the game. I think government is completely unaware of the tax burden on small businesses.” PIRG calculated that if the $60 billion burden from multinational companies using tax havens was shouldered entirely by small businesses, each state’s small businesses would have to chip in hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars more. The largest total sum would be borne by small businesses in California, $7 billion, with New York right behind, at $5.2 billion. PIRG also detailed what it felt were some of the more extreme tax avoidance strategies: • eBay got a $131 million tax refund in 2010, despite reporting pre-tax profits of $848 million to its shareholders and paying its CEO $12 million. Its tax avoidance strategies include 31 subsidiaries in nine tax havens. • Wells Fargo avoided paying almost $18

billion in federal income tax from 2008-2010, partly by using 58 subsidiaries in offshore tax havens. Meanwhile, from 2008-2010, Wells Fargo reported $49 billion in profit to shareholders. And even with the profits and tax subsidies, as of the end of 2010, Wells Fargo still had not repaid $5 billion in bailout money. • Prudential Financial got a federal income tax refund of $722 million in 2010, despite reporting $2.4 billion in profits that year. It uses 36 tax haven subsidiaries. A study by Citizens for Tax Justice and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy issued a study in November of the federal income tax paid, or not paid by 280 profitable Fortune 500 corporations. It found that 30 of the companies paid no federal income tax from 2008 to 2010. In 2011, all but four of them paid no tax. General Electric was second on the list, with a negative federal income tax rate of 45.3 percent from 2008 to 2010, and a rate of minus 18.9 percent for the four-year period including 2011. The study found that it has paid virtually nothing in federal income taxes over the past decade. A negative income tax rate means the company made more money after tax than before tax. GE’s low taxes are mainly due to the tax situation of its finance arm, GE Capital, which makes big profits, but generates big tax

“losses” that reduce its taxable income from its other businesses. “GE Capital does a lot of things, a lot of leasing,” said Bob McIntyre, director of Citizens for Tax Justice. “A company that wants to buy a nuclear power plant gets GE to be the owner and leases it back. GE Capital gets to take the depreciation and the interest deductions. You put those together, it not only makes leasing profits tax free, but they get excess tax breaks they can use to shelter the rest of their income. Their tax breaks exceed their income. They throw off tax breaks like crazy. They’re the poster child that got Reagan interested in tax reform. We closed the loopholes for a while, but they lobby and get them reinstated.” Phineas Baxandall is senior analyst for tax and budget policy for U.S. PIRG. He said attempting to close loopholes is a “clumsy technique” for trying to make corporations pay their taxes. “More effective are more sweeping recommendations,” he said. With regard to offshore tax havens, he said that “if a company has management and control in the U.S., then it should be taxed in the U.S., as opposed to creating a P.O. box somewhere and saying that the economic activity is happening where the P.O. box is in the Cayman Islands.”

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ewburgh, which gets more than its share of bad press, has something to cheer about: The craft beers being brewed on South Colden Street are bringing some positive attention to the city, with “crafted in Newburgh” libations being served in more than 25 restaurants in the area. Two Washingtonville High School buddies came home to the Hudson Valley to make it happen – Christopher Basso returned after six years at Brooklyn Brewery with Paul Halayko, a certified public accountant right behind him. With Basso’s brewing expertise and Halayko’s ability to crunch numbers, the pair came up with what they believe will be a winning addition to the region: The Newburgh Brewing Company. “Chris has talked about this for a few years,” said Halayko, “and I listened. We love the city of Newburgh and would like to be part of its renaissance. The craft beer industry has plenty of potential and there’s still a lot of room in it to grow. I’ve always had real admiration for the hard work that goes into a startup company and now I’m doing it myself. It’s a little scary, but it’s a great feeling.” With a combination of private equity from friends and family, along with some debt financing from Chase and the New York Business Development Corporation, the pair were off and running. “Besides our family and friends, we have a lot of people to thank. Cedric Carter (at the NYBDC) was a great guy to work with and very supportive,” said Halayko. “He’s just one of the many people who helped make this happen.” In the 22,000-square-foot building they purchased, the first two floors are dedicated to the brewery, the third holds company offices, where Halayko’s uncle, Charlie

Benedetti, takes care of the sales end of the business; and on the top floor, the finishing touches are being added to what will be the brewery’s public tap room. Newburgh Brewing Company already has its liquor license and will be ready to open by Memorial Day. Visitors will be able to tour the brewery, learn how beer is made and how Basso comes up with ideas for new ones. The company produces four beers now, debuting two of them at The Wherehouse in mid-April. Wherehouse owner and Tarrytown native Dan Brown is another Newburgh transplant who shares the same feeling about the city as Basso and Halayko, opening his bar/ restaurant down the street from Washington’s headquarters three years ago and quickly becoming an anchor in the neighborhood. More than 200 supporters showed up to welcome the Newburgh Brewing Company to the city’s business community at a party at The Wherehouse, where Brown plans to add the new company’s brews to the other craft beers he has on tap. “It was great to see how much support we got from the people that came to our ribbon cutting and then joined us for the event Dan helped organize. Friends and family – and folks who like to try new beers – followed our progress on Facebook and let others know about us,” said Halayko. “Right now, our focus is on selling tap beer here in the mid-Hudson,” he continued, “but with our distributor also going into the Westchester, New York City and Long Island markets, there is the potential for us to grow, and that’s exciting. It’s way too soon to think about bottling our beer and selling it, that’s two or three years up the road. Right now, we are concentrating on making this business a success and keeping those kegs going out the doors.”

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and state and federal transportation officials, the selected team will be responsible for allocating work representing roughly 10 percent of the contract’s value to small businesses, as well as those owned by the disadvantaged, women and minorities. While state and federal officials won’t know the total cost of rebuilding the bridge until they receive the finalists’ proposals, which are due in July, the cost of construction has been estimated at $5.2 billion. Each of the teams has also pledged, if it wins the contract, that approximately 30 percent of all workers tied to the project will be women and minorities. That number represents a blend of state and federal requirements and Department of Labor statistics for the number of workers in construction-related fields currently in the region surrounding the bridge. “The Thruway and DOT have been working tirelessly to ensure that a fair share of all contract work, with subcontracting opportunities, is achieved with willing,

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able, certified disadvantaged companies,” Thruway Authority Executive Director Thomas Madison said in an email. Dozens of subcontracting opportunities have been highlighted by the four finalist teams, including site surveying, environmental monitoring, the assembly and placement of reinforcing steel, painting of structural steel, drainage system installation, and concrete deck overlay, among others. For companies like LLF Construction Services, the bridge rebuilding project represents an opportunity for contractors to increase their respective profiles in the region. “It definitely would increase our exposure and also help us expand based on the

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lion loan from Manufacturers and Traders Trust Co. that completed the deal. The loan agreement requires that El Jamal remain an active manager of the business to avoid default, as El Jamal’s attorney, Albert J. Pirro Jr., argued in court. State Supreme Court Justice William J. Giacomo last year and again in January temporarily barred Silverman and Weil from removing El Jamal as manager. But the judge, who has imposed a gag order on parties in the entwined New York and Connecticut cases, in January also ruled that El Jamal’s partners could sell their 3-year-old business without his consent. El Jamal has appealed that decision. The court injunction blocking El Jamal’s removal as manager was to be lifted in mid-April if he failed to post a $1 million insurance-company bond required by the court to cover costs and damages for his opponents from the injunction if it was found invalid. But in the week before the court deadline, Pirro asked the court’s permission to withdraw his law firm as El Jamal’s attorney. According to a challenge filed by attorneys for Silverman and Weil, who called the move to change attorneys

amount of opportunities that are available from a revenue standpoint,” Fabio said. With 15 full-time employees, LLF Construction Services did $4 million in work in 2011, and has subcontracted recently for both Yonkers Contracting Co. Inc. and Skanska USA Civil Northeast Inc., who are part of two of the four finalist teams. “So we do have the relationship working with these large-scale companies,” Fabio said. “Again, the local experience – you get to keep the money in the community, you employ people from the community. We know where to get certain materials, supplies and manpower because we are in the region.”

The winning contracting team will be responsible for fulfilling the quotas set by state and federal transportation authorities. Once the contract is awarded, which is expected to be in September, the Thruway Authority will have a compliance officer overseeing the involvement of small businesses, as well as those owned by women, minorities and the disadvantaged. At the summit, which was hosted by the state Thruway Authority, the Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, were Madison, Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy, Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez, and other state and federal transportation and economic development officials.

“a sham” and “transparent dodge,” Pirro claimed that he was owed about $73,000 by his client, and gave that as the reason for withdrawing. . El Jamal, in an April 12 email to Silverman, said of Pirro: “Al has gotten paid about $600,000 so far to stand there and be called names with me!” Two days before the court deadline, attorneys at another White Plains firm retained by El Jamal, Cuddy & Feder L.L.P.,

in Fairfield County. As it moved toward a non-jury trial in White Plains, the trial judge, Supreme Court Justice Gerald E. Loehr, recently recused himself from the case. El Jamal’s parents are his next-door neighbors and long-time acquaintances of his wife, the judge said. Calling his settlement offers “fair and reasonable,” El Jamal told his rivals he “must stay in the business. This is who I am and what I do. This isn’t a passing fancy for me. I have been in the gasoline industry since I was 16 years old. I am aware that everyone has their own personal problems but this is my only way of making money.” El Jamal also has real estate interests in Westchester County and outside New York. They include a 50 percent interest in the proposed site of a Costco Wholesale Club in Yorktown. El Jamal in March was ordered by a state Supreme Court judge to drop his opposition to a pending $6-million sale of the property, where Costco plans to add a gas filling station that likely would undercut pump prices at El Jamal’s and his family’s stations in the area. El Jamal also is a concessions contractor at Westchester County Airport, where this year he opened a Dunkin’ Donuts franchise.

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filed an appeal of the judge’s bond order. In their Connecticut businesses, Silverman seeks to remove El Jamal as manager and partner in a Wholesale Fuels distributorship and several gas stations


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wo Sound Shore Health System hospitals in Westchester will pay New York state approximately $2.3 million to settle claims of fraud in Medicaid prescription drug billings brought by the state attorney general’s office. The recent settlement was announced by Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester in New Rochelle has agreed to repay the state approximately $2.24 million and Mount Vernon Hospital already has repaid approximately $85,500, Schneiderman said. The penalty payments are double the amounts the hospitals overbilled the state Medicaid program, with interest added, Schneiderman and Sound Shore officials said. Hospital officials in a statement said Sound Shore agreed to refund “billing errors.” Investigators in the attorney general’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit found that the hospitals improperly billed Medicaid in excess of the hospitals’ cost of physician-administered drugs, resulting in a profit of more than $1 million. State law prohibits hospitals and doctors from profiting on the drugs they administer. Sound Shore officials said the billing errors were under $1 million. “Through the unlawful overbilling of Medicaid, these health care providers shortchanged New York state taxpayers to make a profit, and now they will be held accountable for their misconduct,” Schneiderman said in a press release. “In this time of fiscal crisis, we can’t afford to waste a single penny on fraud.” Hospital officials noted that Sound Shore is a nonprofit corporation and reinvests all funds it receives “into the services we provide to our communities,” regardless of a person’s ability to pay. Sound Shore officials said the attorney general’s audit of the “complex” Medicaid billing process found a small number of errors from 2004 to 2011. “Sound Shore Health System has implemented procedures, with the aid of their new electronic health record system, to ensure that all billing is processed properly,” they said. The Westchester investigation was part of a statewide project by the attorney general’s office to examine reimbursement claims for injectable drugs by hospitals and physicians for compliance with state pricing standards. The review to date has led to the recovery of more than $19.9 million from more than 145 providers, including hospitals, physician group practices and individual physicians. Two providers have been criminally prosecuted.

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75,000-square-foot office park in Rye that has been more or less vacant for two years may come back to life as a 150-room hotel. That’s the plan that Alfred Weissman Real Estate has for the three-story building at 120 Old Post Road, off Playland Parkway. The developer owns and has offices in the building. “We’re at the beginning of the process,” Rye City Planner Christian Miller said. “They’re initiating the zoning amendment process to provide for hotels in limited locations in the city. There’s some vacant office building space in Rye, we’re looking at potentially amending the zoning to provide for a broader range of uses. We’re looking forward to what the community and various boards and commissions have to say about the proposals.” The zoning petition was submitted a few weeks ago, along with supportive documents from some neighboring entities, such as The

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Osborn retirement community. A conversion could potentially increase the amount of tax revenue the property generates for Rye. A new hotel could bring $400,000 in property taxes with an additional $184,000 generated by the hotel occupancy tax. The application points out that about 20 percent of Westchester’s Class A office space has been empty for the past three years, and that in many cases office buildings have been converted to health care facilities, banks and hotels. Under the plan, the amount of parking would be cut from 240 to 169 spaces. Miller said a hotel needs less parking than an office building. The building would be redesigned somewhat to create a front courtyard by tearing down part of the existing structure and building an addition in back. The hotel would not include large meeting or conference facilities or a restaurant/ bar, but would include a breakfast area, fitness area and gym and pool.


New warehouse helps Food Bank meet growing need BY MARY SHUSTACK mshustack@westfairinc.com

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he lyrics of “Enough For Everyone,” performed with heartfelt spirit by Tom Chapin and Michael Mark April 19 in Elmsford, couldn’t have been more fitting. “There is food enough to share, up to us to get it there, there’s enough for everyone, in our green and growing home.” The local musicians – Chapin a multiple Grammy Award winner and Mark a multiple Grammy nominee – were on hand to offer their support as Food Bank for Westchester held the official grand opening and ribboncutting for its cavernous new warehouse on Clearbrook Road. The facility is already helping meet the need of an estimated 200,000 Westchester residents who are hungry or at risk of hunger.

Last year saw the firming up of plans to move to the current 36,688-square-foot facility, which will allow the food distribution to grow to a projected 10 million to 17 million pounds. The $2.2 million project was spearheaded by funds raised through a matching program. Philanthropist Pat Lanza of Eastchester issued the $750,000 Lanza Challenge, which was met and surpassed. Before the official opening program, Lanza stood looking over the soaring shelves filled with boxes of crackers, vegetables and

beverages and within steps of the new refrigeration and freezer systems that will further help the cause. “I saw this when it was one big empty building,” she said. “It worked out beautifully.” The official program, attended by several hundred supporters, member organizations, board members, politicians and those in the corporate community, included remarks by executive director Christina Rohatynskyj, as well as comments (and thanks) from representatives from many of the organizations that benefit from the food bank’s offerings, whether

it be groceries to donate to its clients or ingredients for the meals it prepares for distribution to those in need through soup kitchens. Looking out over the audience, dwarfed by the floor-to-ceiling shelves of supplies, Food Bank board president Rick Rakow of Rakow Commercial Realty Group Inc., in White Plains further captured the spirit of the day. “It’s been a long time coming,” he said. “What a transformative moment in the life of this organization …. What we are witnessing today is that butterfly coming out of the cocoon. What a moment.”

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Tom Chapin at the Food Bank for Westchester warehouse grand opening in Elmsford.

The organization was incorporated in 1988 as Food-PATCH (People Allied To Combat Hunger). Past president Joseph Masterson, chief sales and marketing officer for Diversified Investment Advisors in Harrison, spoke about the organization’s humble start, referring to it as a “bootstrap operation. When we started, we didn’t have a warehouse,” he said. But by 1990, the organization had moved out of garages and into its first commercial facility, a 10,000-square-foot space in Hawthorne that saw it distribute 1.6 million pounds of food to 108 member programs. It moved to Millwood in 1993 and by 2011, that 15,000-square-foot facility was exceeding its capacity as it distributed 7 million pounds of food to 227 programs.

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Thoughts of the day: Start with tracking and forecasting. Map out processes and look for inefficiencies. Build a stable of supporters. Identify shortcuts. Check on constraints backward and forward. Focus on the most profitable clients first. Gear up now so that your company can grow and profit as your sales and marketing programs kick in. How well can you see the peaks and valleys so you can plan for them? Get sales into a routine of meeting weekly, with your operations people, to talk about what’s coming. Challenge sales to increase their accuracy at forecasting what’s coming in, and when. If they need help with that, get it for them. You’ll save money on the back end with fewer emergencies and last-minute requests. Ask your operations staff to work with you on a process mapping exercise. Ask critical questions, such as, “Do I have everyone doing what they’re best at?” “Where does time get wasted?” “What are the holdups?” Assess the productivity level of your shop. What is its capacity when it’s going at full tilt. A production operation should generally run at 85 percent capacity, so that it has the ability to handle breakdowns, retooling and interruptions. If your shop is above 85 percent capacity, start hiring and getting new equipment in. If you’re cash constrained, hire part timers at entry level and apply for government funds to train them. Ask equipment vendors to help with leases and other financing terms. Look for products that are “interrupters” –– limited volume, big effort to switch in/switch out, lot of need to warehouse expensive inventory and not a lot of margin. Farm them out to another company to make under a private label agreement. Or, if you’re a service company, cut a deal with a sub contractor to provide the work under your brand. There can be constraints to producing faster that don’t come directly from dayto-day operations. Whether it’s lack of the right material or inability to deliver, having a

geared up operations force with nowhere to go can get frustrating. Make sure minimum stocking levels are correct. Approach suppliers with long-order cycles and ask to work with them to shorten the timeline. Identify alternate delivery methods, so that nothing gets held up on the back end. Think about where to go when the work does come in fast and furious. Plan for it ahead of time by building overflow resources. Interview and qualify contractors who have the right equipment, understand your level of quality and are willing to sign agreements that they won’t compete with your company and won’t steal your clients. Consider asking other departments to pitch in when it gets busy. Ask overhead personnel to rotate into operations periodically. It’s good for them to understand what the company does to get products or services out the door. Put them into support positions where they can free up someone in operations to do more. When you have to make choices about what work gets done first, go back to sales. Together, prioritize the most profitable clients with the greatest growth potential. Stop work on those with past due invoices until they pay up. First serve those clients who can best help you increase your company’s revenue and profits. Then work on the ones who work with you and pay a reasonable fee for what they need from you. Weed out the bottom 5 percent that are the least profitable, least appreciative and hardest to collect from. Just because you’ve always done things the same way doesn’t make it right. Whether it’s you or an outside firm doing the work for you, be open to changing and becoming more efficient. Have someone in the company assigned to researching what are the latest innovations that your company could take advantage of. Looking for a good book? “Practical goal Programming” by Dylan Jones and Mehrdad Tamiz. 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 AskAndi.com for an entire library of Ask Andi articles.


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BIA Inc. officials remain confident their 2009 restructuring will be upheld in a trial beginning May 14, where the validity of the state Insurance Department’s approval of the reorganization will be decided. The trial stems from a 2009 lawsuit in which 18 banks sued then-New York State Insurance Commissioner Eric Dinallo for allowing the Armonk insurer to separate its structured-finance business from its traditional municipal bond business. The state Insurance Department has since been incorporated into the state Department of Financial Services. “We remain confident that the approval from the New York State Insurance Department will be upheld, but we can’t get back the three years that National has lost in the marketplace,” MBIA CEO Jay Brown wrote in a March letter to shareholders. The transformation centered on the formation of National Public Finance Guarantee Corp. as a wholly owned subsidiary that would handle MBIA’s municipal bond business, thus eliminating any

exposure to the company’s troubled struc- den of proof. with the Insurance Department challenge. tured finance portfolio. The lawsuit, ABN Amro Bank NV et The latter case, ABN Amro Bank NV et However, the plaintiffs claimed the al. v. Dinallo, is separate from one between al. v. MBIA Inc., is still in the evidence disrestructuring was intended to defraud the banks and MBIA that was filed along covery phase, with a trial date yet to be set. policyholders, saying the state Insurance Department’s approval was arbitrary and calling for its reversal. Since the initial filing, most of the plaintiffs have agreed to out-of-court settlements with MBIA. Bank of America Corp., Natixis SA and Societe Generale are the only three of the original 18 that remain. Justice Barbara Kapnick of the New York State Supreme Court set the trial date following an April 20 hearing. She will preside over the nonjury trial, which is expected to last two to four weeks. Attorneys for the plaintiffs and defendants were informed that expert testimony will be kept to a minimum and must be narrow in scope due to the high burden of proof in Article 78 proceedings such as this. An Article 78 proceeding is used to appeal the decision of a New York state or local agency to the New York courts. Tour time Sources with knowledge of the pro- Westchester County Association President William M. Mooney Jr., second from the right, led a group of tristate ceedings said it will be exceedingly difficultS:10” brokers, developers and investors on a bus tour of commercial office properties in downtown White Plains and along the I-287 Platinum Mile. The City Showcase on April 26 was the first in a series planned by the WCA Blueprint to overturn the Insurance Department’s for Westchester campaign to promote Westchester’s cities and fill vacant office space in the county. New Rochelle initial approval because of that high bur- will be showcased on a Sept. 20 tour. Olga Loginova

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While restaurants recover, job market staggers BY PATRICK GALLAGHER pgallagher@westfairinc.com

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popular New York City brew pub will soon be taking up residence and rehabilitating Port Chester’s 122-year-old Metro-North train station. Heartland Brewery and the MTA last week finalized a 20-year lease for the 5,630-square-foot station building, with Heartland pledging to invest $1.2 million in long-term infrastructure improvements to the facility in addition to its plans for an 85-seat food and beer hall. In opening its first location outside New York City, Heartland Brewery will join what has proven to be a resurgent restaurant establishment in the lower Hudson Valley region. Since March of 2011, full-service restaurants in Westchester, Rockland and Putman counties have added 800 jobs, expanding at a rate of nearly 5 percent.

Despite those gains, the overall job market for the three-county region has slumped over the last year – largely due to cuts in the leisure and hospitality sector, which includes the restaurant industry. Unemployment in Westchester County was at 6.9 percent in March, up slightly from 6.8 percent the previous year. The 6.9 rate represented a significant decrease from February, when unemployment stood at 7.4 percent; however, state Department of Labor analyst John Nelson attributed the stark drop to seasonal fluctuations. The March employment report showed private sector employers in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties added 5,400 jobs over the previous 12 months. Total employment in the three-county region, however, declined by 2,100 over the same period. Among private sector employers, the

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One-Stop Month helps job seekers The Westchester-Putnam Workforce Investment Board in May will celebrate One-Stop Month with a series of events around the county. The second annual observance will promote the range of services and job-training program funds available to employers through One-Stop employment centers. Donnovan Beckford, director of the workforce investment office in White Plains, said one goal of the month-long promotion is “to target businesses that we do not serve” already. One-Stop Month events:

May 10: 6:30 to 8 p.m. – “Personal Branding” at the Somers Library

May 1: 7:30 a.m. – Network breakfast at Westchester One-Stop Employment Center in White Plains

May 31: Noon to 3pm – Annual meeting at Putnam National Golf Club in Mahopac

May 14: 6:30 to 8 p.m. – “Hire Me! Key to a Great Job Interview” at Tuckahoe Public Library May 19: 6:30 to 8 p.m. – “Job Search Strategies in a New World” at Larchmont Public Library May 24: Youth Summit at Grand Prix New York in Mount Kisco

May 4: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Career Day at Westchester One-Stop Employment Center in White Plains

financial activities sector, professional and business services sector and education and health services sector added 1,700 jobs, 2,700 jobs and 2,700 jobs, respectively, between March 2011 and March 2012. Those gains were undercut by 2,200 fewer jobs in the leisure and hospitality sector, 400 cuts in the government sector, and a combined 1,000 cuts in the construction and manufacturing sectors. Nelson said the job market is still

growing, albeit at a slower rate than it did a year ago. In the three-county region including Westchester, private sector employment increased by 1.2 percent for the 12 months ended March 2012, compared to growth of 2.3 percent for the 12 months ended March 2011. “Overall, even when you’re looking at the unemployment rate data, a one-tenth of a percentage increase is not really much to be concerned about,” Nelson said.

Panel seeks information for energy master plan BY PATRICK GALLAGHER pgallagher@westfairinc.com

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ov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Energy Highway Task Force are seeking private sector input as they embark on an ambitious – yet vague – plan to strengthen the state’s electrical grid. The task force, seeking ideas for potential projects from private developers, utilities and financial professionals, recently issued a request for information and on April 19 held a public meeting at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels in Tarrytown to address further questions about the Energy Highway initiative. The ultimate goal of the task force is to provide lawmakers and private enterprises with a road map, or action plan, for the investment of billions of private and public dollars into the state’s electrical grid.

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“The primary focus of the RFI is to seek input to develop recommendations for the action plan that will spur investment in the state’s energy infrastructure,” said New York Power Authority chairman and CEO and task force co-chairman Gil Quiniones in an email. While a chief objective is to maximize private-sector investment, Quiniones said, “We expect there will also be proposals for projects that in whole or in part are funded with state dollars.” The action plan could also address potential economic incentives that could be made available to facilitate energy infrastructure projects, he said. The scope of information sought by the RFI is broad. The task force is seeking information about any electrical generation or transmission projects that are either planned or are currently under construction,

including financial details, construction and operation plans, and other economic or environmental benefits. Submissions might also include recommendations for any regulatory changes that could help to facilitate projects, Quiniones said. Responses to the RFI are due by May 30, and the task force will publish its action plan and recommendations this summer. The State Energy Planning Board, which includes representatives from multiple state agencies as well as representatives appointed by the governor’s office and the Legislature, is concurrently in the process of developing a draft state energy plan, which will be made available Sept. 1. While both processes are separate, Quiniones said they will likely help inform each other.

Solar initiative launches Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched the NY-Sun Initiative April 19 in hopes of doubling the amount of customersited solar power installed annually in New York state. As part of the initiative, the Public Service Commission approved the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s request to double funding for customer-sited solar photovoltaic – or solar panel – systems to $432 million over the next four years. The expanded funding will boost incentives available for large, commercial-sized solar projects and for smallto-medium residential and commercial systems.


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FACES& PLACES Volunteer Center honors good people and causes Some 400 people gathered April 20 at the Hilton Rye Town in Rye Brook as the Volunteer Center of United Way presented its Volunteer Spirit Awards during its 32nd annual benefit breakfast. “This is all about people doing something for the love of it, for helping other people,” said master of ceremonies Lou Young, a Larchmont resident and CBS 2 newsman. Honorees included Jake Gallin of Stars for Cars, New York Life Youth Leader Award; High School Volunteers ESL Tutors Group for Neighbors Link, New York Life Youth Group in Action Award; Peter McCartt of Eastchester Environmental Committee and SWEAC (Southern Westchester Energy Action Consortium), Going Green Award; Nicole Sheindlin of Her Honor Mentoring, Education and Literacy Award; Lou Thomason of Richmond Community Services, Quality of Life Award; Cynthia Odell of Afya Foundation, Health and Safety Award; Pat Rosafort of Hope’s Door, Social Advocacy Award; and Judith Weber of New Rochelle Council on the Arts, Arts and Culture Award. Last year, the Volunteer Center worked with more than 18,000 local volunteers who gave back service to more than 500 nonprofit organizations. Alisa Kesten, the center’s executive director, noted that her organization’s role is to “direct volunteer power where it can have the greatest impact.” — Mary Shustack

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‘Health home’ could be Medicaid cure BY JOHN GOLDEN jgolden@westfairinc.com

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fficials at Hudson Health Plan in Tarrytown plan to use their recent award-winning, three-year project with chronically ill and down-and-out Medicaid patients as a model for a “health home” being formed by a coalition of Westchester County health care providers to better serve more Medicaid patients at reduced costs. The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act allows states to form health homes to coordinate physical health care, behavioral care and social services for Medicaid recipients. Hudson Health Plan is working with several health care providers and agencies to launch the Hudson Valley Cares Coalition, one of two health homes

being formed in Westchester County, said Georganne Chapin, Hudson Health Plan president and CEO. In the Medicaid program, “Too often the structural barriers, the eligibility rules, even the confidentiality rules, can get in the way of getting people the services they need,” Chapin said. “This should be all about getting the right services to the people who need them.” The Westchester Cares Action Program (WCAP), which this spring received the 2012 Distinguished Public Health Service Award from Westchester County officials, “was a tremendous first step in that direction.” A nonprofit provider of state-sponsored Medicaid Managed Care, Child Health Plus and Family Health Plus insurance plans to about 115,000 people in

Westchester and the Hudson Valley region, Hudson Health Plan and its behavioral care partner, Beacon Health Strategies, in 2009 developed the Westchester Cares Action Program as a new model for integrated health care coordination. It was one of seven chronic illness demonstration projects around the state selected by the state Health Department. The projects were to manage the care of people who are heavy users of health care services – often starting with emergency room visits and resulting in costly hospitalizations – that are billed directly to the state Medicaid office. Many of the patients’ physical illnesses are compounded by mental illness, drug and alcohol addictions and homelessness. State officials gave the WCAP’s orga-

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the 250 people.” About 40 percent of the targeted population was homeless. “That’s why our community partners became so important,” Leonard said. WCAP’s eight-member staff relied on contacts at homeless shelters, soup kitchens, hospital emergency rooms and health centers to help locate people. The Westchester project was the only one in the state that met its enrollment goal, she said. Maintaining enrollment numbers also proved difficult. Many beneficiaries were deemed ineligible for the Medicaid program in the course of the project, which Health home, page 32


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Treating tweeners, teens and twentysomethings, too BY JANICE KIRKEL jkirkel@westfairinc.com

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s Dr. Marcie Schneider puts it, this is a very transitional age group. Not only are their bodies and minds transitioning, so is the responsibility for their medical care. She founded Greenwich Adolescent Medicine in July 2005. But her training and experience in adolescent medicine goes back much farther than that. After completing her pediatric residency at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, she went to North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset where she did her fellowship training in adolescent medicine. There she stayed for 13 years. During that period she was associate chief of the division of adolescent medicine and medical director of the eating disorders program. In

1999, Greenwich Hospital recruited her to start an adolescent medicine program. Six years later, she founded the practice where she remains today. Another doctor, Sara Buchdahl Levine, joined in July 2008. “It’s a relatively small field,” Schneider said. “There are only about 600 or 700 of us in the whole country who are boarded (board certified) in this sub-specialty.” She said being a specialist in adolescent medicine is different than being a pediatrician who says he or she also treats adolescents. Half of what she does, she said, is general well care of adolescents, who are defined as being between the ages of 10 and 25. The American Academy of Pediatrics defines the end of pediatrics as age 22. But the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine says it’s the end of the 25th year or when a person turns 26. “Most kids between 22 and 25 are

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floating,” Schneider said. “They’re in grad school, they haven’t settled down.” Her office gets very few new 25-year-olds; most of the older patients started when they were much younger. As for the other half of being a specialist in adolescent medicine, she said that consists of working in the sub-specialties of eating disorders, obesity, gynecological issues, behavioral issues and growth and development. Treatment usually begins with what is known as a HEEADSSS (heads) assessment, a screening acronym for all the areas of a patient’s life that should be examined – home, education or employment, eating, activities, drugs, sex, suicidality, safety and strengths. “A 12-year-old might be asked, ‘Are you going to parties? Are kids your age dating?’ I recently saw a young woman who

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was thinking of going on birth control pills. Initially she decided not to. Then she called back, reconsidering. We’re trying over time to give kids more responsibility for their health care,” said Schneider. The issue of patient confidentiality and parental involvement is a sticky one, especially since New York state has no minimum age for patient confidentiality. “Sometimes what I do,” said Dr. Karen Browner-Elhanan, the medical director and adolescent specialist at BridgeSpan Medicine in White Plains, “is say to the parent, ‘I’m going to examine your child now, why don’t you have seat in the waiting room and we’ll call you in.” She said she and the two other doctors in her practice, Jody Ross and Patricia Avvocato, try to be more understanding of the lifestyle of an adolescent. “There’s a real difference in approach to the management of adolescence. And here, an adolescent gets it all under one roof, whether it’s a mental health issue or an eating disorder. It’s a more general approach.” Schneider expressed similar sentiments. “We put in the looking-at-the-whole-person

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part of it,” she said, “even if we’re dealing with a chronic disease, like diabetes, asthma, or Crohn’s disease. We need to know where they’re going to school, if it’s time for college, what resources they’ll have, anything so they’ll be able to live as happy and healthy a life as they can.” And when it is time for a patient to leave home and go to college, Schneider says she has a role to play there too. “We want to make sure they know what medications they’re on, that they know how to access the health service at school. Also, that they know that they have to give their parent permission to talk to the health service, or else they can’t. Even though they’re not at home anymore, they want Mom and Dad to still be involved.”


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Keeping Medicare and patients healthy with Shared Savings By KATHY KAHN kathykahn@westfairinc.com

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re you 65 or already on Medicare? If so, a new patient care delivery system is making its way around the country: Medicare Shared Savings accountable care organizations. The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act did not mandate them, but encouraged their creation. Sole practitioners, small- and mid-sized physician practices, specialty groups and other health care-related providers can join ranks to coordinate patient care with each other and provide the best outcome for the patient by operating as a team, rather than in “silos.” To become an accountable care organization, the combined medical group

must have a minimum of 5,000 Medicare patients. For the Medicare recipient, belonging to a Shared Savings Program ACO means having a variety of doctors and specialists working together to insure the best outcome for the patient. For the government’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, it means Medicare dollars managed more effectively, with the goal of keeping the program financially healthy. To date, 29 organizations in the U.S. have become accredited as Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs. While many have forged alliances with others, Crystal Run Healthcare, headquartered in Middletown, already had the required number of patients

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to apply for the status without going outside its own organization. It officially became an ACO as of April 1. Drs. Jonathan Nasser and Scott Hines, co-chief clinical transformation officers at CRHC, said Medicare monitors monthly the benchmarks it set, and there is detailed year-end accountability for every ACO participating in its program. “Eventually, as the concept catches on with America’s changing health care system, CMS expects to see a reduction in recordkeeping, since a Medicare patient’s medical history will be combined and available in one place,” said Nasser. “Rather than trying to discern who did what, when and where, attending physicians and therapists will have the health of the patient at the forefront.

“Improving the patient’s care, improving their experience with the quality of care they are receiving and improving the cost of that care – commonly called ‘the triple aim’ – is what Crystal Run Healthcare is agreeing to take responsibility for,” Nasser said. Hines stressed that the program is designed to reduce waste in the health care system. By saving money and increasing patient satisfaction with their care, Medicare ACOs benefit by receiving a portion of the savings. “Part of the challenge is to help patients understand what it means if they are part of a Medicare ACO,” said Nasser. “Nothing will change for them – the way they will interact with our physicians will be no different. But we will change: We are mandated to demonstrate we are meeting the 32 quality measures CMS has set for us.” Patients in a Medicare ACO are not penalized for going to another doctor who accepts Medicare but is not part of the ACO. “Patients have the right to go where they want,” said Hines. “That right is not taken away from them.”

Sole practitioners, small- and mid-sized physician practices, specialty groups and other health carerelated providers can join ranks to coordinate patient care with each other and provide the best outcome for the patient by operating as a team, rather than in “silos.”

Although Crystal Run’s mission was already in line with the goals of the Medicare Shared Savings Program, said Nasser, “One of the criticisms of the ACO in general is the cost to implement it … in the long run, however, it will provide better care for patients and stop unnecessary spending. That is the goal.” In CHRC’s case, its added cost will come from adding staff – nurse “care managers,” whose job will be to stay in contact with the highest-risk patients and keep them healthier, thereby avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions.


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A quarter-century of effort and success BY JOHN GOLDEN jgolden@westfairinc.com

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wenty-five years ago,John C.Federspiel left his native Pennsylvania to take the top job at a small and struggling community hospital in Cortlandt Manor. He was one of the few candidates to seek the post from outside New York state, which had an unenviable national reputation among hospital administrators for its severe regulatory climate. The new president and CEO at Peekskill Community Hospital was 33. “I was the youngest CEO in the state at the time,” Federspiel said recently in his office at Hudson Valley Hospital Center. Renaming the community hospital 21 years ago to reflect its regional reach was one of the more controversial moves in his quartercentury tenure.

“When I started, things were financially in very, very poor condition,” he recalled. Still, “We had a great staff – a committed staff of employees” that Federspiel tapped and promoted as he methodically rebuilt the hospital and its reputation. “I waited a couple of years to move my family up from Philadelphia because I wasn’t sure we were going to be able to pull this off.” Federspiel can smile now when admitting that. In 1988, his first full year in Cortlandt Manor, the hospital lost $1 million while operating on an $18 million budget. “But by 1991, we had made $1 million,” he said. The young CEO immediately focused on the emergency room, the hospital’s “front door. Most of your medical admissions and your surgical admissions originate in the ER.”

“We focused a great deal of effort on the quality of what we were offering down there. That’s probably the most significant aspect of what we did at that time.” Four years after his arrival, the hospital’s financial reversal won the American Hospital Association’s turnaround contest for a three-year period of operation. “We were really on our way and we never looked back,” said Federspiel. “We’ve had great success since then.” In the ‘90s, “It was kind of a hub-andspoke approach” that drove the hospital’s growth. While competing hospitals in the region were consolidating operations on central campuses, Hudson Valley Hospital Center departed from the prevailing trend and began opening local medical centers in northern Westchester and Putnam County communities.

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“We realized that if people tried us, they liked us,” Federspiel said. “Like the candy bar manufacturer giving out candy on the street corner – if we get people to try out our services, we get patients.” “It wasn’t so much taking market share” from competitors, “but really capturing what we should have had all along.” Those small community medical offices “gave us the traction to get our numbers up.” Since his early years in the post, “We’ve probably literally doubled all of our volumes from those days, by any measure. “Physically, we’ve probably grown by at least three times. The medical staff has grown by three times.” The hospital has about 1,400 full-time and part-time employees and operates on a $160 million budget, nearly nine times the budget inherited by the new CEO 25 years ago. In 1993, Federspiel led the hospital through an approximately $28 million expansion on the Crompond Road site it has occupied since 1966. It was the first in a series of construction projects that have transformed the hospital’s size and appearance. “Once we had the service and the quality where we wanted to be, then we began to focus on the physical plant,” said Federspiel. “My feeling was that the physical appearance belied the services within.” In January, the first tenants opened their doors in a medical office building attached to the hospital’s new comprehensive cancer center. That 54,000-squarefoot project followed the 2010 completion of an approximately $110 million expansion project that added a four-story, 83,000-square-foot patient tower to the 128-bed hospital. “It was a very significant project, but desperately needed to be done,” Federspiel said of that major expansion, which also doubled the size of the emergency department and added a 450-space parking garage. The CEO and his management team also have worked to improve employee satisfaction since the late 1990s. “We have a very unique employee culture that is also reflected in our medical staff. The collegiality and the cooperation make it a nice place to work,” he said. Walking the halls of the hospital, the CEO shows an easy rapport with staff that is his signature style. “I’ve always been on a first-name basis with everyone in the hospital,” he said. “We treat people like we want to be treated, and I think that’s been the key to our success.”


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Medical center challenged with $20 million deficit BY PATRICK GALLAGHER pgallagher@westfairinc.com

“We are doing what we need to do to put this medical center on firm footing,” Israel n 2005, Westchester County Health Care said. “We are challenged. That’s the bad news. The good news is we’re addressing the Corp. was mired in a financial crisis. Since then, WCHCC, which is challenges and we will be successful.” As a public-benefit corporation particibased in Valhalla and does business as the Westchester Medical Center, has posted six pating in the state’s pension system, Israel said the medical center faces a number of consecutive years of profitability. However, declining revenues and unique financial challenges that separate it increased labor costs are threatening that from comparable hospitals. This year, the medical center will constreak for the 2012 fiscal year, which runs tribute $49.5 million to the state pension through Dec. 31. Facing a $20 million in-year budget gap, system, representing a 23 percent increase net income is projected at just $74,000 this over 2011 pension expenses. Since 2006, the hospital’s pension bill year, representing a 98 percent decrease from 2011 and the lowest mark since President has increased each year from $18.1 million to a projected $70 million in 2014. and CEO Michael Israel took over in 2005. thePage cost 1of health benefits Still, Israel is confident. Hospice Ad 1-couple 2011:Hospice Ad 1/couple Additionally, 5/16/11 3:20 PM

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offered by the hospital to employees and retired employees is projected to increase by $6.1 million, or 8.6 percent, this year – an issue Israel said can only be addressed through collective bargaining. This year, Israel said, the medical center will pay $48 million more than comparable hospitals will pay in fringe benefits alone. “That is the equivalent, on our budget, of over 5 percent of the budget,” he said. “If we had a level playing field on those two things (pension and health care benefits) we would be generating a 5 percent margin. So something’s going to have to give.” The increased costs come as Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements are on the decline. This year, Medicaid revenue alone is projected to fall by $6 million or 8.6 percent.

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Overall, revenue for the current year is expected to decline by more than 2 percent. Faced with a $60 million deficit for the 2012 fiscal year if staffing and salary levels were maintained, the medical center was forced to lay off 216 employees last year, freeze administrative salaries and consolidate other positions, resulting in a total staff reduction of 310 full-time-equivIsrael alent positions. Even with those steps being taken, a $20 million hole remains. “The changes that we’ve had to make appear to be more severe and more acute. But we’re making them and we’re doing what we have to do to continue to provide the advanced care services to the residents of Westchester and the Hudson Valley,” Israel said. The medical center administration has come under fire over the past several months in response to the layoffs and published reports suggesting that a number of administrators received pay raises last year. Israel, however, refuted the reports, saying that a management-level employee would only have received a raise if they were promoted or if positions were consolidated, resulting in greater responsibilities for that respective employee. “We’re addressing the issues the best we can and it’s ironic that you’ve got a whole bunch of really smart people out there ... pointing fingers and criticizing the steps that we’re attempting to take to not only keep this institution strong but to allow us to continue to grow and deliver more service to the community,” Israel said. When asked what steps might be taken to close the remaining budget gap, Israel would not go into detail and did not speculate whether more layoffs might be in store. “We still have a $20 million hole and we are committed to a break-even budget at the end of the year and we are willing to take the steps necessary to get there,” he said. He added that conversations with union representatives are ongoing. For the time being, Israel said the hospital would continue to invest in and improve its offerings. He also emphasized the importance of attracting the best staff available. From the beginning of 2011 through the end of this year, the medical center is investing $128 million in its facilities, including capital equipment and technology upgrades.


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hroughout the region and the rest of the nation, health care practices are facing big changes, including new HIPAA compliance requirements for patient records and more complex medical-coding requirements. With the sluggish economy, uncertain reimbursements, rising costs and other issues, many health care providers are already feeling a cash-flow strain. Being prepared, especially for smaller practices, is essential. On Jan. 1, Version 1050 of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) went into effect. It mandates that health care providers have the ability to report when patient records are accessed and by whom, and to identify what part of the record was viewed. It applies to records that are shared with the patient’s permission, as well as those that are breached. The second big shift is the switch in medical coding systems, from ICD-9 to ICD-10, which becomes effective in 2013. ICD-10 is far more complex, with the current number of codes – about 13,600 – rising to nearly 70,000. These changes will impact physician practices, diagnostic facilities, homecare providers, residential centers, public and not-for-profit health care organizations. Retraining staff and updating IT systems will be a major undertaking. Fairfield County health care providers need to assess their readiness, develop a plan and identify professional advisers. Among the issues to consider for both HIPAA and ICD-10 include: What’s required in terms of training and how will it affect operations? While transition costs such as training are quantifiable, there are also hidden costs, such as reduced efficiency and productivity. This could mean seeing fewer patients or more time needed to do billing or compliance. Medical societies, state departments of health and newly formed regional extension centers are all great resources for how to manage the transitions. Do I need to change or upgrade any software or hardware? Do I have enough cash to meet normal replacement needs plus any new ones? Most businesses will require a comprehensive audit of equipment and technology, particularly if the last audit was done more than a year ago. That will help determine if the equipment and systems are capable of meeting Version 1050 reporting requirements and ICD-10. One good strategy is to create a map of all potential repositories of patient information, from imaging equipment to billing software. Businesses may find that they need to upgrade, replace or buy new hardware and software. Health care bankers can also help

an organization think about how cash flow will be impacted, and if they have sufficient liquidity to accommodate a temporary revenue slowdown. Cash flow may tighten, for instance, as new or upgraded systems and equipment are installed, staff is trained, and billing and reimbursement cycles slow down. Health care bankers are trained to customize loans to take into account installation, training and new billing cycle periods when assessing

the loan amount. Under these circumstances, cash management becomes even more important. Your banker should be a resource to help assess ways to accelerate cash capture through a change in collection methods and, in some cases, the addition of certain low-cost technology. Health care providers are facing a challenging present and an uncertain future. By planning ahead, updating equipment, training

staff and enlisting bankers and other professional advisers, they can comply with new regulations and keep their businesses in the black. Mary Stuart Kilner is a Providence, R.I.based senior vice president and regional manager for specialty banking for Waterburybased Webster Financial Inc., with oversight for Westchester and Fairfield counties. She can be reached at mkilner@websterbank.com.

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White Plains Hospital adds physician practices BY PATRICK GALLAGHER pgallagher@westfairinc.com

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t White Plains Hospital, surgeons have already performed as many thoracic, or chest, procedures this year as they did in all of 2011. For an explanation, one need look no further than thoracic surgeons Todd Weiser and Cynthia Chin, who left Mount Sinai Medical Center in January to join the White Plains Hospital Physician Associates. “We were recruited by the administration to build a thoracic surgical program here,” said Weiser, director of thoracic surgery at the hospital. “One of the factors in me coming here was to build a program that rivals what we’ve done in New York City.” So far, so good.

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One year after hospital administrators launched the physician associates division, seven practices totaling 20 doctors have signed on, bolstering the hospital’s existing surgical capabilities. “We think our reputation is very strong,” said Jon B. Schandler, president and CEO of White Plains Hospital. But, he added, “It’s also about having the services to back up that reputation – and doctors are critical to that.” Schandler said the hospital has worked tirelessly over the past 25 years to update its facilities and operating rooms to be able to handle more complex procedures. One important aspect of that, he said, is an upcoming renovation that will include a new six-story patient care building and five new operating room suites that will feature state-of-the-art and minimally invasive technology. But at the end of the day, a hospital is only as good as its physicians. “They want to practice in an environment where they can walk in the door and

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have all the infrastructure there to support them,” Schandler said. White Plains Surgical Specialists, formerly known as Weber, Weber and Yee, last August became the first practice to join the physician associates group. “What really put us over the edge is, I think private practice is really changing in the community,” said Kaare Weber, an endocrine surgeon and associate medical director of surgical services at White Plains Hospital. Facing higher expenses and uncertainty over health care reforms, Weber said his practice’s options were limited: they could have joined a large academic medical center, a multispecialty practice such as WestMed Medical Group, or a hospital. White Plains Hospital, page 29

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An Epic ‘baby’ delivery at Greenwich Hospital BY ALEXANDER SOULE casoule@westfairinc.com

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fter more than two years of planning an epic, electronic medical record system – or an Epic system, more accurately – for Greenwich Hospital CEO Frank Corvino it came down to a few anxious moments in mid-April. “Everyone is waiting for the baby to be born at this point,” Corvino confessed, less than 48 hours before flipping the switch on a system from Verona, Wis.-based Epic Systems Corp. that brings Greenwich Hospital into the new world of electronic medical records (EMR) under federal health reform. For more than two years, hundreds of people within Yale New Haven Health System have worked to implement an Epic Systems EMR platform from a Trumbull office where Yale-New Haven has its information technology operations based. As the case with EMRs around the country, Epic will be extended to independent physicians affiliated with Yale New Haven, Greenwich Hospital and Bridgeport Hospital. “People are excited about it,” Corvino said. “I made the rounds this morning and people were chomping at the bit … There was very little resistance to changing this because I think everyone realized this will be great for patients.” Yale New Haven is spending $25 million on the project. To qualify for federal reimbursements, it must be able to demonstrate the Epic system has “meaningful use” for patients, doctors and other stakeholders in improving operations and health information access, while cutting costs and errors. “The daunting piece of it is bringing everyone to the same platform,” said Quinton Friesen, chief operating officer at Greenwich Hospital. “It’s like going from DOS to Windows. The platform is totally changing. We’ve spent thousands and thousands and thousands of hours of time training staff.” The federal HITECH of 2009, which stand for Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health, set aside more than $19 billion to develop health-care information technology; the $184 million venture capitalists invested in the sector was the highest quarterly total tracked by Mercom Capital Group. The first quarter totals included the $500,000 Connecticut Innovations Inc. invested in MyCare Inc., with Yale New Haven System using the Westport-based start-up’s search engine for doctors to find information in electronic medical records.

Plenty of options were available for Yale-New Haven Hospital, of course, including Kansas City, Mo.-based Cerner Corp. whose revenue topped $2.2 billion last year. The GE Healthcare division of Fairfield-based General Electric Co. aims an EMR platform called Centricity at larger physician practices, and other Epic rivals include longtime health IT stalwart Meditech. After choosing Epic’s EMR system, Yale

New Haven hired Daniel Barchi as chief information officer – chiefly for his experience implementing Epic at the Roanoke, Va., hospital where he previously worked. If Barchi knows Epic’s anatomy better than most, he is happy with the results as it pertains to his own physiology – particularly when it comes to Epic’s MyChart feature that furnishes people with swift status updates following doctor’s visits. “I had blood drawn at 7:15 a.m., and

I had an email two hours later telling my results,” Barchi recalled. “That was my ‘wow’ moment as a patient.” For now, on a Saturday in late April, Barchi was manning a “command center” in the hospital’s auditorium staffed with anywhere from 60 to 100 clinicians and computer experts to help staff work out any kinks. “I hope there’s no reason to call it the ‘emergency room,’” Barchi said.

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127 S. Broadway, Yonkers 10701 378-7000 • saintjosephs.org

41 E. Post Road, White Plains 10601 681-0600 • wphospital.org

55 Palmer Ave., Bronxville 10708 787-1000 • lawrencehealth.org

New York - Presbyterian Hospital Westchester Division 21 Bloomingdale Road, White Plains 10605 682-9100 • nyp.org/psychiatry

Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester* 16 Guion Place, New Rochelle 10801 632-5000 • ssmc.org

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400 E. Main St., Mount Kisco 10549 666-1200 • nwhc.net

The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains 10605 597-2500 • burke.org

Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center 100 Woods Road, Valhalla 10595 493-7000 • westchestermedical.com/mfch

Blythedale Children's Hospital^ 95 Bradhurst Ave., Valhalla 10595 592-7555 • blythedale.org

CEO/president Medical director Contact person Email address Year hospital established

Number of beds

Michael D. Israel Renee Garrick Kara Bennorth 1977

643

Ronald J. Corti Paul Antonecchia M.D. Denise Mananas info@riversidehealth.org 1869

407

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Number of 2011 admissions

Number of 2011 outpatients

Unique departments or services

Full-service center at Westchester Heart and Vascular; all-specialty children's hospital, pediatric intensive care unit, Level IV (highest level) neonatal intensive care unit, critical care hyperbaric center, comprehensive stroke center, advanced-care academic medical center, Level 1 trauma center with 24hour medevac helicopter and ground transport; only burn center between New York City and the Canadian border in eastern New York, and the only one in New York state verified by the American Burn Association; only transplant center in the region, offering innovative, state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment for patients of all ages who require kidney, liver, heart, corneal and bone marrow transplants

4,200

NA

NA

2,215

19,778

282,084

The only maternity provider in Yonkers; 24/7 ER at Andrus and Dobbs Ferry pavilions, designed stroke center; cancer program accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons; Ashikari Breast Center, comprehensive cardiology services accredited by the American College of Radiology; diagnositc imaging services, including wound healing center with hyperbaric oxygen therapy unit, sleep diagnostic lab, bariatric surgical program 194-bed acute-care teaching hospital, 200-bed nursing home, 138-bed psychiatric facility and comprehensive outpatient programs; low-income senior housing for frail elderly; expanded ambulatory surgery center' on-site 64-slice spiral CT scanner and MRI, inpatient renal dialysis services, designated stroke center, family health center, oncology services, geriatric services and 165 senior housing units, department of surgery, pain management, the only accredited family medicine residency program in Westchester, advanced diagnostic services with full range of rehabilitative therapies, women's health services, including accredited low-dose mammography; patient representatives and pastoral care for spiritual and emotional support

Michael J. Spicer FACHE Nicholas DeRobertis M.D. Dean Civitello public.relations@saintjosephs.org 1888

332

About 2,200

9,146

900,339

Jon B. Schandler Michael J. Palumbo M.D. Dawn W. French 1893

292

2,100

NA

NA

Edward M. Dinan Werner Roeder M.D. Alisa Holland 1909

291

1,130

12,800

165,000

Steve Corwin M.D. Philip J. Wilner M.D. Rita Golden 1894

265

900

NA

NA

Complete continuum of psychiatric care for children, adolescents, adults and the elderly; specialty areas include child adolescent, geriatric, anxiety and mood disorders, eating disorders, depression

John R. Spicer Richard P. Barone M.D. NA 1892

252

NA

NA

NA

Adult day care, breast center, cardiac rehabilitation, diabetes education center, Shaffer Extended Care, bariatric program, Kirschenbaum Mental Health, advanced orthopedics

238

1,616

310,577

Orthopedics, physical rehabilitation (inpatient and outpatient), including aqua therapy, gastroenterology, oncology, and behavioral health; services and programs: diabetes and metabolism center, center for emergency education, emergency department, advanced endoscopy and gastroenterology, Phelps Hospice, hyperbaric medicine center, infusion center, sleep center, speech and hearing center, stroke center, thoracic center, vascular institute, wound healing institute

Keith F. Safian FACHE Lawrence L. Faltz M.D. Mary Sernatinger 1955

9,254

Expanded and enhanced emergency department, cardiac angioplasty in state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization laboratory, Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center, rapid arc radiation therapy, Westchester Orthopaedic Institute, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, Level III neonatal intensive care unit, designated stroke center

Orthopedic and sports medicine, maternity, emergency services, surgical services, cancer care, diagnostic services, bariatric program

Joel Seligman Marla Koroly M.D. Mark Vincent 1916

233

1,635

11,555

145,107

The breast institute, orthopedic and spine institute, bariatric surgery of excellence, outpatient rehabilitation programs at Chappaqua Crossing, cancer treatmentand wellness center, gamma knife center, tadiology and women's imaging center, Level III neonatal intensive care unit, Laurie Bass Sklaverin Fusion Center, Institute of Aesthetic Surgery, medicine center for sleep medicine, pediatric specialty services

Mary Beth Walsh M.D. Mary Beth Walsh M.D. Richard Sgaglio rsgaglio@burke.org 1915

150

600

3,478

4,700

The only physical rehabilitation hospital for patients with brain and spinal cord injury, stroke, neurological disorders, cardiac disease, chronic pulmonary disease, arthritis, orthopedics and amputation in Westchester County; medical research institute; adult fitness center

127

Included in figure for Westchester Medical Center

NA

NA

Intensive care unit designed specifically for pediatric care; Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, all private in-patient rooms, on-site Ronald McDonald House, family resource center, headquarters for the Hudson Valley's regional perinatal center, one of only five American Lung Association-sponsored pediatric asthma clinical research centers in the U.S.; specialized pediatric hematology/oncology center, pediatric organ transplant center, child life and creative arts therapy programs

92

NA

NA

NA

Post-neonatal and post-pediatric intensive care unit, traumatic brain injury program, research institute, day hospital program and Eat Well, Be Well nutrition program, injury prevention program

Michael D. Israel Renee Garrick M.D. Physician-in-chief

Kara Bennorth 2004 Larry Levine Joelle Mast M.D. Lena Cavanna 1891

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“Our practice is deeply rooted in the community and we thought there was a natural progression here,” he said. In joining the hospital’s physician associates group, Weber said his practice was able to stay close to its patients and continue to have access to the operating rooms and other facilities it required – all while allowing the hospital to handle its administrative operations. “A lot is changing and I think the whole health reform movement is forcing everyone – doctors and hospitals – to think about what the future looks like,” Schandler said. Like Weber’s practice, private practices are increasingly finding they can hand off administrative operations to a hospital or larger multispecialty group while still expanding their own practices and taking on new patients, Schandler said. “These are very complex, very time-consuming, very difficult investments to make,” Schandler said of those administrative duties. “I think we take a lot of that burden off doctors.”

Weiser said the results have been tangible. “The medicine part is the same whether you’re doing it in a private practice or a hospital. But there are all of those other things … here the focus is on taking care of patients and letting the hospital do the rest,” he said. “And everyone benefits. Patients don’t have to go into the city to get state-ofthe-art care.” In the past, Westchester-based doctors and their patients often had to travel to New York City for certain procedures. Now, “The strategy is to make sure that we’re keeping those resources here,” said Susan Fox, senior vice president of administration at White Plains Hospital and the architect of the physician associates group. “As we move forward, we may choose to add other specific practices that aren’t yet in the community,” Fox said. Both Weiser and Weber also cited the ease with which they are able to connect with the White Plains Hospital administrative staff to address various issues. “When you’re trying to get something done at a large academic medical center or even a multispecialty group, there are layers,” Weber said. “Now, when I identify a problem, a need, I can address it immediately.”

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Health related news in brief State improves doctor recruitment A New York hospital advocacy group hailed recent reforms to a state program that supports physicians who choose to practice in the state’s medically underserved areas. The Doctors Across New York program in the state’s 2012-13 executive budget will receive $1.7 million to assist doctors in loan repayments and $4.3 million to support the practices of physicians who commit to underserved areas. The budget also carries forward unspent money from the 2010-11 and 2011-12 budgets for the program. Officials at the Healthcare Association of New York State, which represents 500 hospitals, nursing homes and other health care agencies, said state Health Department officials approved critical changes this year to increase doctor participation in the program. The new provisions streamline the appli-

cation process and provide a timeframe for applications to be reviewed. The Health Department will appoint a group of industry representatives to develop the new application process by June 1 and to give technical assistance to applicants.

Greenwich Hospital receives $1M grant Betsy and Stephen Corman of Stamford have committed to a gift of $1 million to the Greenwich Hospital Foundation to help fund the Palliative Care Program at Greenwich Hospital. Palliative care provides proven and effective treatment to relieve and prevent the suffering of patients of any age who live with serious and chronic illnesses. Retired employees of IBM Corp., the Cormans are volunteers and donors to Greenwich Hospital. They were inspired to make this gift as a result of their long-

term relationship with the hospital and their admiration for the work being done by Dr. Donna Coletti and her team of physicians, nurses, social workers and chaplains who make up the palliative care program. The need for the program is great according to many sources, including studies recently conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Open Society Institute. “It comes down to a quality of life issue for patients,” Coletti said. ”All too often, palliative care is not readily provided to patients who need it. Medical research has shown the importance of this kind of care – and the growing need for it. Unfortunately, the studies also indicate that too many people don’t have access to it. This gift inspires and enables us to take our program to a new level.” In order to raise awareness and to build additional community support for the pro-

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gram, The Greenwich Hospital Foundation plans to use the Cormans’ generous contribution as seed money to launch a campaign aimed at attracting additional funds from individuals and foundations.

Phelps joins new partnership Phelps Memorial Hospital Center has joined the New York State Partnership for Patients (NYSPFP), a statewide quality improvement initiative engaging more than 170 hospitals in activities aimed at improving quality and patient safety by reducing complications and avoidable readmissions. NYSPFP, a joint project of the Healthcare Association of New York State and Greater New York Hospital Association, is part of a national initiative, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Partnership for Patients, which seeks to reduce hospital-transmitted conditions and preventable readmissions. NYSPFP has invited key New York state health care stakeholders including regulators, consumers, clinicians, health insurers, hospital trustees, and others to contribute to NYSPFP’s statewide success. As the CMS Partnership for Patients Hospital Engagement Network for New York State, NYSPFP is responsible for providing participating hospitals with intensive technical assistance, training opportunities, educational programming and establishing mechanisms to measure and evaluate hospital progress on key clinical and process measures. For more details, visit nyspfp.org.

Publisher’s grant aids children’s hospital Blythedale Children’s Hospital recently received a $5,000 grant for its child-life program from Gannett Foundation. “The Child Life Program helps children cope with hospitalization and become active participants in their rehabilitation and recovery,” Lisa Levinson, child-life coordinator at Blythedale, said in a press release. She said the grant allows the hospital to increase its outreach capabilities. A hospital spokesman said the program promotes patients’ optimal development and minimizes stress by fostering a supportive environment in which children can participate in creative outlets, play, learn coping strategies and express themselves through verbal and nonverbal activities. Those activities help children master their medical experiences. Blythedale received the grant through the Gannett Foundation’s community action grant program, which supports nonprofit programs in communities served by Gannett media properties.


White Plains Hospital luncheon to feature author New York Times columnist and bestselling author Andrew Ross Sorkin will offer a presentation during the Auxiliary of White Plains Hospital’s annual spring luncheon. The event will be held at 11:30 a.m. May 2 at Brae Burn Country Club in Purchase. Sorkin is an anchor of the signature CNBC morning program, “Squawk Box,” and the editor of Deal Book, a news site he founded published by The New York Times. He is also the author of the bestselling book, “Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System – and Themselves,” which chronicled the events of the 2008 financial crisis. Sorkin is a graduate of Scarsdale High School and Cornell University. All proceeds from the luncheon and raffle ticket sales will go directly to support White Plains Hospital. For more information or to make reservations, call 681-1040.

Hindu science of health and medicine to promote healing. It will also offer facials, waxing, yoga, meditation, as well as a sauna for relaxation and detoxification. Sandra Sookdeo is the founder and owner of the Wellness Center.

Geriatrics services expanded Raj Buddhavarapu, director of geriatrics and palliative care at White Plains Hospital, has opened a clinical office where he will provide

outpatient consultations and ongoing medical care to the growing numbers of older adults in Westchester County and surrounding areas. “Dr. Buddha,” as he prefers to be known, joined the White Plains Hospital staff this past August in the newly created position, where he works with other physicians to consult on geriatric inpatients and help identify and address the complex needs specific to the elderly population. He is board certified in both geriatric medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. Buddhavarapu

also serves as a geriatric medicine consultant to residents of several assisted living facilities in the area, including the Esplanade in White Plains, Willow Towers in New Rochelle and the Atria at Rye Brook. The new outpatient office will be at 311 North St. For more details or to schedule appointments, call 681-1072.

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Genetic counseling comes to Lawrence Hospital Lawrence Hospital Center in Bronxville now has available a comprehensive genetic counseling service for individuals with a personal or family history of breast, ovarian or associated cancers. Donna Russo, a board-certified genetic counselor, oversees the program, which is designed to help people take control of their health by offering education, genetic counseling and genetic testing based on the latest understanding of genetic and environmental risk factors. Russo, who has more than 15 years of experience in cancer genetic counseling at Columbia University Medical Center, will develop personalized cancer risk profiles outlining strategies to potentially reduce an individual’s risk of developing these cancers. Those interested in this service may schedule an appointment by calling 7874000, option 7.

Doctor appears on ‘Dr. Oz’ Christian Whitney, a pain-management specialist at Greenwich Hospital, recently appeared on “The Dr. Oz Show” to discuss cutting-edge pain solutions. Whitney’s segment discussed radiofrequency ablation and in a second segment, hot and cold packs as cheap solutions to ease pain. Both segments are available for viewing at doctoroz.com/videos.

Yonkers Wellness Center opens The Yonkers Wellness Center has opened in the city’s downtown. It will offer a wide range of services, including Ayurverda, the ancient

Who can blame them? Westchester has charming town squares, top-tier school districts and one-of-a-kind homes. But if you’re a successful doctor, you don’t only care where you live. You also care where you work. That’s why they’re drawn to Bronxville’s Lawrence Hospital Center. Over the last five years, we’ve spent nearly $50 million in renovations. Suffice it to say, that kind of money buys a lot more than a new coat of paint and some soothing wall art. Let’s start with the room people often see first: The Emergency Room. We’ve done so much reconstructive surger y on it, you wouldn’t recognize the place. Modern. Sleek. Computerized. It’s ever ything you’d want in a par t of the hospital we hope you never have to visit. Of course, not every visit to our hospital is for a bad reason. Sometimes it’s for a

good one. And there’s no better example of that than our Maternity Ward. Our nurser y is spacious enough to handle a minor population explosion. And with 23 new private rooms, their mothers get some welldeserved privacy. Each room has been designed with soft lighting, carpeting, Internet access and a flat-screen TV. In addition to our warm bedside manner, we have electronic bedside records. A laser-fast scan of your ID bracelet tells our nurses who you are and what medication you need. It’s an extra layer of security that helps eliminate the possibility of mistaken identity. Speaking of technology, we’ve improved our image with upgraded MRIs and Westchester’s first Low Dose CT Scan. A dose so low, it delivers up to 40% less radiation than the previous model. That said, technology is only half the story. People are the other half. In an age when hospitals focus on the almighty dollar, we still focus on the almighty patient. Maybe that’s why nationally recognized doctors and award-winning surgeons who could work

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in WCAP for at least two years, they found the project saved the state more than $750,000 through hospital admissions that were avoided. Inpatient costs were reduced by nearly 46 percent and inpatient admissions by nearly 45 percent. Emergency room visits were reduced by more than 15 percent. Leonard said enrollees in the recently ended WCAP project are eligible to enroll in Medicaid managed care and will be eligible too for the new health home program. As an incentive to states, Leonard said, the federal government currently will pay 90 percent of Medicaid care costs for health home enrollees, compared with its standard 50 percent reimbursement to states. In Westchester, “We think it’s immensely encouraging that we have a coalition” willing to cooperate in a health home, said Chapin. Those care providers often compete for Medicaid patients and the Medicaid revenue that follows from the state. “There’s a terrific battle over who these patients belong to,” Chapin said. “That’s survival for these entities, but it’s not always beneficial for the patients.” “This could work,’ Leonard said of the health home system. “This could really work.”

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Preparing for the future It’s about to become a brave new world for small business owners and human resource offices across the nation, unless the U.S. Supreme Court derails ObamaCare, properly known as The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The nation is just about split on the legislation. A recent survey showed 49.8 percent of Americans say they would vote against ObamaCare if given the chance and 50.2 percent said they would vote for it. The act requires those not covered by

Formerly Hyatt Summerfield Suites, White Plains

insurance through work or government plans to maintain a minimum amount of insurance or face monetary penalties. Should the Supreme Court reject the act, then it would be up to business owners and insurance companies to take over. We cannot foresee the future, but we can prepare for it. With that in mind, we offer this corporate benefits resource guide that offers a sampling of a number of services provided in the region to assist business owners.

CORPORATE BENEFITS RESOURCE GUIDE* We are excited to announce our transition to HYATT house The services and amenities you know, now with a new name.

Visit us in the New Year as we become HYATT house™ and experience the spaces and places that make our guests feel more like residents. This is just the beginning. Newly renovated, spacious one and two bedroom/two bathroom suites offer fully equipped kitchens and living rooms, perfect for your long or short term needs. Over 1,200 sqft of Meeting/Event space also available

Complimentary Amenities Include: • Daily hot/cold breakfast buffet with over 20 items • Hyatt Gold Passport Program • Evening Social Monday-Thursday • Grilling area and SportCourt • Fitness Center with state of the art cardio equipment

• Shuttle service (within a 5-mile radius) • Business Center • Outdoor parking • Wired/wireless high-speed Internet access • Outdoor pool and whirlpool

™ HYATT house 101 Corporate Park Drive • White Plains, NY 10604 914-251-9700 Reservations: 1-800-517-8548 www.hyatthousewhiteplains.com

*conveniently located off I-287, I-684, and the Hutchinson River Pkwy

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GROUP BENEFIT BROKERS ALL CENTURY GENERAL AGENCY 311 N. Main St. Spring Valley, NY 10977 Rockland County, NY (845) 426-0312 allcenturyagency.com ALLAN M. BLOCK INSURANCE AGENCY INC. 24 S. Broadway Tarrytown, NY 10591 (914) 631-4353 allanblockinsurance.com BENEFIT PLANNING SERVICES L.L.C. 3 Belden Ave. Norwalk, CT 06852 (203) 840-8877 benefitplanningsvcs.com BK INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE LTD. (A division of Bollinger Inc.) 35 Mason St. Greenwich, CT 06830 (203) 622-1188 bkiib.com BRUEN DELDIN DIDIO ASSOCIATES INC. (845) 279-5151 (203) 269-7200 bddinsurance.com

COUNTYWIDE INSURANCE AGENCY 135 E. Main St. Jefferson Valley, NY 10535 (914) 245-4500 countywideinsurancegroup.com DIRECT ACCESS GROUP BENEFITS INC. 340 Route 202 Somers, NY 10589 (914) 276-6000 directaccessbenefits.com THE GELLER CO. 900 E. Boston Post Road Mamaroneck, NY 10543 (914) 670-6025 thegellercompany.com GROUP BENEFIT ADMINISTRATORS OF CONNECTICUT INC. 23 Maiden Lane North Haven, CT 06473 (203) 239-3843 gbac.com JOHN M. GLOVER AGENCY 29 Haviland St. Norwalk, CT 06852 (800) 716-9578 johnmglover.com KGS INSURANCE SERVICES 124 Court St. Middletown, CT 06457 860 704-8020 ameribenalliance.com

* Please note that space did not permit the listing of all available resources.


MCCARTHY INSURANCE 378 Elwood Ave. Hawthorne, NY 10532 (914) 769-0417 mccarthyinsurance.net MURRAY, SCHOEN & HOMER INC. 71 North Ave. New Rochelle, NY 10801 (914) 632-8989 homerinsurance.com NEW HOUSE FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE BROKERS 800 Westchester Ave., Suite N409 Rye Brook, NY 10573 (914) 288-8829 newhouseinsurance.com THE REY INSURANCE AGENCY INC. P.O. Box 845 Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 (914) 631-7628 THE ROLLINS INSURANCE AGENCY INC. 800 Westchester Ave., Suite N-311 Rye Brook, NY 10573 (914) 337-1833 rollinsinsurance.com SKCG GROUP 123 Main St., Fourth floor White Plains, NY 10601 parkergroupny.com

HEALTH INSURANCE CARRIERS & PLANS NEW YORK AETNA HEALTH INC. 3 Independence Way, Fourth floor Princeton, NJ 08540 (866) 386-1371 aetna.com CDPHP INC. (888) 258-0477 cdphp.com CONNECTICARE OF NEW YORK 560 White Plains Road Tarrytown, NY 10591 (800) 846-8578 connecticare.com EMBLEMHEALTH P.O. Box 1407 New York, NY 10008 (800) 261-5962 emblemhealth.com

EMPIRE BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NEW YORK 1 Liberty Plaza New York, NY 10006 (212) 476-1000 empireblue.com

HEALTHNOW NEW YORK INC. P.O. Box 10513 Albany, NY 12212 (888) 995-3095 healthnowny.com

EXCELLUS HEALTH PLAN INC. P.O. Box 22999 Rochester, NY 14692 (877) 410-1404 excellusbcbs.com

HUDSON HEALTH PLAN 303 S. Broadway, Suite 321 Tarrytown, NY 10591 (941) 631-1161 hudsonhealthplan.org

GUARDIAN 418 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10003 (212) 598-8000 guardianlife.com

INDEPENDENT HEALTH INC. 511 Farber Lakes Drive Buffalo, NY 14221 (716) 631-3001 independenthealth.com

MVP HEALTH CARE P.O. Box 2207 Schenectady, NY 12301 (888) 687-6277 mvphealthcare.com OXFORD HEALTH PLANS (Now part of UnitedHealthcare) (800) 444-6222 oxhp.com POMCO GROUP 565 Taxter Road, Suite 100 Elmsford, NY 10523 (914) 347-7960, (800) 934-2459 pomcogroup.com

Financial Education that Works for You! What if…there was an easy way to help your employees understand, utilize and value their group benefits?

What if…there was an educational

program that helped your employees and their families better prepare for their future?

Take advantage of these value added workshops and contact us today at 914-272-3698.

What if…this program for your employees came at NO cost???

MetLife Financial Solutions,

your local resource, will deliver our nationally renowned program to the tri-state business community. Program highlights include: • Educational workshops such as retirement planning, investment fundamentals, financial management and benefits integration. • One-on-One Complimentary Consultations for your employees.

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MLIC), New York, NY 10166. Securities products offered by MetLife Securities, Inc. (MSI) (member FINRA/SIPC). MLIC and MSI are MetLife Companies. MetLife Financial Solutions 565 Taxter Road, Suite 625, Elmsford, NY 10523; (914) 272-3698 L0412253309[exp0513][CT,NY]

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Ethan Allen Personnel Serving the Hudson Valley since 1969

HR... simplified. Three integrated companies serving your needs. PLACEMENT/SEARCH

Our Professional Placement Division

TEMPORARY STAFFING

HR SERVICES

Our Temporary Staffing Division

Our PEO Division, offering complete personnel services

Ethan Allen’s Professional Employer Organization can help you with: • • • •

Payroll Administration Employee Benefits Employee Relations Personnel & HR records

• • • •

Recruiting & Employment Training & Development Health & Safety Government Compliance

Offices in Poughkeepsie, Fishkill & New Windsor

www.eastaffing.com 59 Academy Street Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Phone : 845.471.9667 59 Academy Street Fax : 845.471.9856 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 ethanallenpersonnelgroup.com

UNITEDHEALTHCARE 44 S. Broadway White Plains, NY 10601 (888) 545-5205 uhc.com UNIVERA HEALTH CARE 205 Park Club Lane Buffalo, NY 14221 (800) 494-2215 univerahealthcare.com CONNECTICUT AETNA OF CONNECTICUT 151 Farmington Ave. Hartford, CT 06156 (800) 323-9930 aetna.com ANTHEM BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF CONNECTICUT 370 Bassett Road North Haven, CT 06473 (203) 239-4911 anthem.com ASSURANT HEALTH P.O. Box 3050 Milwaukee, WI 53201 (800) 394-4296 assuranthealth.com CIGNA HEALTH CARE OF CONNECTICUT INC. 900 Cottage Grove Road Suite A-118, Bloomfield, CT 06512 (800) 345-9458 cigna.com CONNECTICARE 175 Scott Swamp Road Farmington, CT 06032 (800) 723-2986 connecticare.com GOLDEN RULE INSURANCE CO. (A UnitedHealthcare company) 712 Eleventh St. Lawrenceville, Il 62439 (800)444-8990 goldenrule.com HEALTH NET OF CONNECTICUT INC. 1 Far Mill Crossing P.O. Box 904, Shelton, CT 06484 (800) 441-5741 healthnet.com OXFORD HEALTH PLANS (Not part of UnitedHealthcare) 48 Monroe Turnpike Trumbull, CT 06611 (800) 444-6222 oxhp.com

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UNITEDHEALTHCARE SERVICES INC. 185 Asylum St. Hartford, CT 06103 (860) 702-5000 uhc.com

REGIONAL DENTAL CARRIERS & PLANS AETNA HEALTH INC. 151 Farmington Ave. Hartford, CT 06156 (860) 273-0123 aetna.com AMERITAS INSURANCE CO. (800) 628-8889 ameritas.com ANTHEM BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF CONNECTICUT (800) 282-1730 anthem.com ASSURANT EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (888) 424-0030 assurantemployeebenefits.com CIGNA HEALTH CARE OF CONNECTICUT INC. 900 Cottage Grove Road, Suite A-118 Bloomingdale, CT 06512 (800) 345-9458 cigna.com DETLA DENTAL (800) 452-9310 deltadentalnj.com EDP DENTAL PLAN 424 Rosevale Ave. Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 (877) EASTERN
 edpdental.com EMBLEMHEALTH P.O. Box 1407 New York, NY 10008 (800) 261-5962 emblemhealth.com EMPIRE BLUECROSS BLUE SHIELD INC. 1 Liberty Plaza New York, NY 10006 (212) 476-1000 empireblue.com HUMANAONE (800) 814-5168 humanaonedental.com


LIBERTY DENTAL PLAN OF NEW YORK Rockefeller Center 1230 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020 (888) 700-1246 libertydentalplan.com POMCO GROUP 565 Taxter Road, Suite 100 Elmsford, NY 10523 (914) 347-7960, (800) 934-2459 pomcogroup.com RAYANT INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK 3 Penn Plaza East Newark, NJ 07105 (888) 667-4547 rayant.com THE STANDARD 30 Waterside Drive, Suite 104 Farmington, CT 06032 (800) 910-1109 standard.com THE STANDARD 420 Lexington, Suite 810 New York, NY 10170 (888) 689-1698 SUN LIFE FINANCIAL 200 Glastonbury Blvd, Suite 104 Glastonbury, CT 06033 (860) 659-8945 sunlife.com UNITEDHEALTHCARE 185 Asylum St. Hartford, CT 06103 (860) 702-5000 uhc.com UNITEDHEALTHONE (800) 346-0230 uhone.com

BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT SERVICES ATLANTIC BENEFITS COMPANY INC. Main Street, Suite 1000 White Plains, NY 10606 (914) 242-9000 atlanticbenefits.com AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING INC. (800) 225-5237 adp.com

BENEFIT PLANNING SERVICES L.L.C. 3 Belden Ave. Norwalk, CT 06852 (203) 840-8877 benefitplanningsvcs.com BETTER BENEFITS INC. 277 North Ave., Second floor New Rochelle, NY 10801 (800) 933-5024 betterbenefits.com CHECKPOINT HR (800) 385-0331 checkpointhr.com C.M. SMITH AGENCY INC. 100 Western Blvd. Glastonbury, CT 06033 (860) 633-3611 cmsmith.com

CORBAN ONESOURCE (888) 726-7226 corbanone.com

EBS-RMSCO Inc. (800) 327-7130 ebsrmsco.com

CREATIVE BENEFIT PLANNING 1100 Summer St., Second floor Stamford, CT 06905 (800) 963-3771 cbplanning.com

GROUP BENEFIT ADMINISTRATORS OF CONNECTICUT INC. 23 Maiden Lane North Haven, CT 06473 (203) 239-3843 gbac.com

CREATIVE PLAN ADMINISTRATORS L.L.C. 330 Roberts St. East Hartford, CT 06108 (860) 656-7956 cpatpa.com

INTERNATIONAL BENEFITS ADMINISTRATORS L.LC. (800) 422.7617 ibatpa.com

E3FINANCIAL (800) 488-1964 e3financial.com

NATIONAL CORPORATE BENEFITS ADMINISTRATORS INC. (888) 376-6020 ncbainc.com

flexible

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Experience the many benefits of self funding. If you would like to exert more control over your employee benefit plan and manage spiraling health care costs, talk to us. For over thirty years, we’ve been providing business solutions that include customized and flexible plans, self funding expertise, and exceptional client service. And with our robust and tailored networks, there’s never been a better time to look at self funding with POMCO Group.

Start managing your costs today. Call 800.934.2459 or visit www.pomCogroup.com. Benefits AdministrAtion • risk mAnAgement

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CORPORATE BENEFITS NATIONAL VISION ADMINISTRATORS L.L.C. Mechanicsburg, PA e-nva.com

Join the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester and our partners in taking a Stand Against Racism.

Thursday, April 26

Friday, April 27

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Greenburgh Nature Center

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Jay Heritage Center

99 Dromore Road Scarsdale, NY

210 Boston Post Road Rye, NY

Featuring “unFRAMED” Artist:

Iyaba Ibo Mandingo

Poet, Painter, Writer & Playwright RSVP: (914) 949-6227 x107 or tdegroat@ywcawpcw.org

Get involved!

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UJA-Federation of New York’s Westchester Business and Professional Division

2012 Annual Luncheon honoring

Mark Levenfus Managing Partner, Marks Paneth & Shron, LLP

and

Mark Weingarten Partner, DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP

Thursday, May 17, 2012 Brae Burn Country Club Purchase, New York Cocktails & Hors d’Oeuvres at 11:30 a.m. Lunch & Program at 12:30 p.m. This event is intended for donors of $500 or more to UJA-Federation’s 2012 Annual Campaign. Cover charge: $125 per person. (The cover charge represents the value of the event and is not tax-deductible.) For further information, please contact Carol Lehrer at lehrerc@ujafedny.org or 1.914.761.5100 ext. 131.

To learn more about UJA-Federation’s life-changing work, visit www.ujafedny.org/westchester. Caring for people in need, inspiring a passion for Jewish life and learning, and strengthening Jewish communities in New York, in Israel, and around the world.

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OPERATIONS INC. 922 High Ridge Road Stamford, CT 06905 (203) 322-0538 operationsinc.com PAYCHEX INC. (800) 322-7292 paychex.com POMCO Group 565 Taxter Road, Suite 100 Elmsford, NY 10523 (914) 347-7960 pomcogroup.com SHOFF DARBY COMPANIES INC. 401 Merritt 7 Plaza, Norwalk, CT 06851 (203) 354-6200 6527 Main St., Second floor Trumbull, CT 06611 (203) 445-2100 shoffdarbybenefits.com STIRLING BENEFITS INC. Milford, CT 06460 (800) 447-6689 stirlingbenefits.com SYSTEMIZED BENEFITS ADMINISTRATORS INC. 1 Orange Way Windsor, CT 06095 TOTAL BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION 225 Oakland Road, Suite 401 South Windsor, CT 06074 (860) 432-8125 TRIAD BENEFITS 929 Kings Highway East Fairfield, CT 06825 (203) 870-9343 triadbenefits.com TRUE BENEFITS ADMINISTRATORS L.L.C. (972) 724-8900 true-benefits.com

CORPORATE DRUG SCREENING CLINICS/LABS HEALTH STREET 297 Knollwood Road White Plains, NY 10607 (888) 378-2499 MOBILE DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING Westchester, NY (914) 250-1420 usamdt.com PARTNERS IN SAFETY New York City 489 Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10017 (212) 727-8637 partnersinsafety.com Orange County 800 Route 17M Middletown, NY 10940 (845) 341-0515 Rockland County 55 Old Nyack Turnpike, Suite 401 Nanuet, NY 10954 (845) 624-3882 Westchester County 15 N. Broadway, Suite D White Plains, NY 10601 (914) 285-0434 QUEST DIAGNOSTICS Quest Diagnostics - White Plains (914) 946-6271 Quest Diagnostics - Tarrytown (914) 332-1112 Quest Diagnostics - Pleasantville (914) 741-5801 Quest Diagnostics - Rye Brook (914) 251-0386 Quest Diagnostics - Yonkers (914) 964-9700 Quest Diagnostics - Tappan (845) 398-0453 Quest Diagnostics - Mount Kisco (914) 666-7654 Quest Diagnostics - New Rochelle (914) 235-2400 Quest Diagnostics - Mount Vernon (914) 664-3400 Quest Diagnostics - Stamford-Mill River (877) 868-2191 Quest Diagnostics - New City (845) 634-2712 Quest Diagnostics - Springdale, Stamford (203) 949-1260 questdiagnostics.com


SUBSTANCE ABUSE FACILITIES ADDICTION RECOVERY SERVICES AT ST. VINCENT’S WESTCHESTER The Maxwell Institute 92 Yonkers Ave. Tuckahoe, NY 10707 (914) 337-6033 Opioid Treatment Services 77 E. Post Road White Plains, NY 10601 (914) 286-2858 INNOVATIVE HEALTH SYSTEMS 7 Holland Ave. White Plains NY 10603 (914) 683-8050 innovativehealthsystems.com LEXINGTON CENTER FOR RECOVERY 116 Radio Circle, Suite 307-309 Mount Kisco, NY 10549 (914) 666-0191 lexingtonctr.org NEWYORK-PRESBYTERIAN WESTCHESTER DIVISION 21 Bloomingdale Road White Plains NY 10605 (914) 682-9100, ext. 5833 nyp.org PHELPS THRESHOLD SUBSTANCE ABUSE 155 White Plains Road Tarrytown, NY 10591 (914) 631-3133 phelpshospital.org PSYCOLOGICAL HEALTH ASSOCIATES 72 North St., Suite 205 Danbury, CT 06810 (203) 794-1044 psychhealthnet.com RECOVERY NETWORK OF PROGRAMS 2 Trap Falls Road, Suite 405 Shelton, CT 06484 (203) 929-1954 recovery-programs.org ST. VINCENT’S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES 47 Long Lots Road Westport, CT 06880 (203) 227-1251 Outpatient - Bridgeport 2400 Main St. Bridgeport, CT 06606 (203) 362-3900 Outpatient - Norwalk 1 Lois St. Norwalk, CT 06851 (203) 221-8899 hallbrooke.org

THE SMITHERS CENTER AND BEHAVIORAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF ST. JOHN’S RIVERSIDE HOSPITAL ParkCare Pavilion 2 Park Ave., Yonkers, NY 10703 (914) 964-7537 VIP COMMUNITY SERVICES 1910 Arthur Ave., Fourth floor Bronx, NY 10457 (718) 583-5150 vipservices.org

CORPORATE WELLNESS CONSULTING & SUPPORT CORPORATE WELLNESS INC. 487 E. Main St., Suite 301 Mount Kisco, NY 10549 (800) 433-9594 corporatewellness.com CORPORATE WELLNESS OF HUDSON & BERGEN 25 Lady Godiva Way New City, NY 10956 (845) 639-4302 corporatewellnesshb.com

“Celebrating 10 Years in Business 2002 - 2012” A full service recruiting firm ready to assist you with ALL of your staffing needs • Human Resources Contract Services • Direct Hire Placements • Temporary Services www.mackeyandguasco.com

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DARIEN CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE 870 Post Road Darien, CT 06820 (203) 655-4494 darienim.com DOCTORS TO HEALTH 239 Plattsville Road Trumbull, CT (203)374-5309 doctorstohealth.com INNOVATIVE WELLNESS 360 (917) 301-3560 innovativewellness360.com MEDIFIT CORPORATE SERVICES INC. 25 Hanover Road, Florham Park, NJ 07932 (973) 593-9000 medifit.com SCARSDALE MEDICAL NUTRITION AND DIABETES CENTER 550 Mamaroneck Ave. Harrison, NY 10528 (914) 715-7298 elizabethderobertis.com

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HOSPITALS AND GROUP PRACTICES FITNESS PROGRAMS & FACILITIES ALL SPORT HEALTH AND FITNESS 17 Old Main St. Fishkill, NY 12545 (845) 896-5678 allsportfishkill.com BODY SENSE 456 Main St. Ridgefield, CT 06877 (203) 894-8558 bodysenseridgefield.com CLUB FIT BRIARCLIFF 584 N. State Road Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 (914) 762-3444 clubfit.com

CROSSFIT ORANGE N.Y. 31 St. John St. Goshen, NY 10924 (845) 294-5004 crossfitorangeny.com

FITNESS WORKS 275 Post Road East Westport, CT 06880 (203) 216-0033 fitnessworks.us

MAXIMUM FITNESS 59 N. Plank Road Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 562-0033 maximumfitnessny.com

EQUINOX FITNESS 1053 W. Boston Post Road Mamaroneck, NY 10543 (914) 777-1919 16 Old Track Road Greenwich, CT 06830 (203) 863-0070 72 Heights Road Darien, CT 06820 (203) 655-2300 equinoxfitness.com

FITNESS3.COM 72 N. State Road, Suite 414 Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 fitness3.com

MEDIFIT CORPORATE SERVICES 1129 Westchester Ave. White Plains, NY 10604 (914) 640-5861 medifit.com

GET IN SHAPE FOR WOMEN 85 Mill Plain Road Fairfield, CT 06824 (203) 873-0723 146 Mason St. Greenwich, CT 06830 (603) 234-1405 getinshapeforwomen.com

EVOLUTION FITNESS CLUB 654 Route 6 Mahopac, NY 10541 DDI-1062 DM CT 7.375x7.125-BW:DDI-1062(845) DM CT 7.375x7.125-BW 12/21/11 3:33 PM Page 1 628-7104 clubevolution.com

NEW YORK SPORTS CLUB 4 City Place White Plains, NY 10604 (914) 428-2020 6 Liberty Way Greenwich, CT 06830 (203) 869-1253 nysc.com PREMIER ATHLETIC CLUB 2127 Albany Post Road Montrose, NY 10548 (914) 739-7755 premierathletic.com PURE FITNESS 1133 Westchester Ave. White Plains, NY 10604 (914) 774-3644 fitandfunctional.com RYE YMCA 21 Locust Ave. Rye, NY 10580 (914) 967-6363 ryeymca.org SAW MILL CLUB 77 Kensico Drive Mount Kisco, NY 10549 (914) 241-0797 sawmillclub.com

The art of making people smile.

SAW MILL CLUB EAST 333 N. Bedford Road Mount Kisco, NY 10549 (914) 242-9760

Delta Dental knows what it takes to keep you and your employees happy.

SIMPLY FIT FOR WOMEN 1000 E. Boston Post Road Mamaroneck, NY 10543 (914) 670-0600 simplyfitforwomen.com

At Delta Dental, we can help you create a dental plan that’s sure to paint a smile on your employees’ faces: • Expertise. We’re part of the most experienced dental benefits company in the country. • Flexibility. We can help you design a plan that meets your needs and budget—without compromising on value. • Network of Dentists. We offer access to the largest network of dentists in the U.S.—with 4 out of 5 dentists participating nationwide. • Simplicity. You can count on us for easy plan administration. • Customer Satisfaction. Add it all up: the largest network, unbeatable expertise, flexibility, value and cost savings, and it’s easy to see why Delta Dental is your best choice. Delta Dental. We’re committed to promoting oral health for all your employees. Call 1-860-633-9200 or visit www.deltadentalct.com. In CT, Delta Dental Insurance Company writes dental coverage on an insured basis and Delta Dental of New Jersey administers self-funded dental benefit programs.

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STAMFORD ATHLETIC CLUB 75 Third St. Stamford, CT 06905 (203) 357-7555 stamfordathletic.com VADIM FITNESS STUDIO LTD. 495 Central Park Ave. Suite 207, Scarsdale, NY 10583 (914) 725-9553 vadimstudio.com


business ideas

by joe murtagh

The dreamspeaker™

The secret to knowing customer ‘wants’

I

nformation technology can help organizations focused on serving their customers by relentlessly collecting and analyzing information about them and using it to deliver what buyers want. What attracts them to your company? What retains their loyalty? What causes them to leave? According to the winter 2011 issue of Strategy+Business, which is published by Booz and Company, “Business-to-consumer companies are striving to build customercentric businesses but many are unable to derive real value from their effort.” You must start by defining the qualities that characterize loyal, profitable customers. Not knowing precisely who customers are and what they want will cause you to eventually lose them to information intensive competitors. Booz & Company states that only a small number of companies such as Charles Schwab, Capital One and Caesars Entertainment have optimized their success. Competitive advantages using information technology can be created in many ways. Federal Express has become the “standard” of overnight delivery. It knows exactly where

every customer’s shipment is at any point and if delivery preference is with or without a signature. Information technology has kept prices flexible (overnight, next day or threeday delivery) and competitive. Information technology enables targeted customers to get offers for things they want. Grocery chains that automatically produce diaper coupons when a frequent shopper buys baby food, but not diapers, are presenting relevant customer content. When a book purchase is made on Amazon, IT instantly delivers a listing of other popular materials on the same or similar subject that customers have recommended. Behind the scenes, IT has collected information about what your preferences, interest and buying habits are. Before long, the only people paying the full retail or the “insult” price, will be people who prize their privacy so much they are willing to pay extra for it. Technology can allow businesses to take advantage of every clue – every transaction, phone call, bill and complaint contains relevant information. In the past, has your customer responded to emails, to personalized letters or to telephone calls? Does the

customer have a history of ignoring mass mailings? The mere collection of data is useless unless it can be used to capture the hearts and minds of the consumer. The Strategy +Business article states that market segmentation is key. “The most important question is; what is the purpose of segmentation? Schwab’s approach segments investors by assets and their desired level of relationships support.” In “Crafting Best-in-Class Business Intelligence,” authors Jamie Campbell, Kenny Kurtzman and Adam Michaels said, “The first step in designing a successful business intelligence strategy is to choose the right metrics. They should be closely aligned with the company’s strategy and capabilities including both internal and external inputs.” What do your customers want that you have the capability of delivering better than anyone else? Data about each customer can allow you to identify them and treat each individually. How does that customer like to receive information? How long has that customer been with you and what have their purchases been

in the past? Based on their purchasing history, what other products or services might they be interested in? Utilizing such knowledge gives companies such as Schwab, Capital One and Caesars major competitive advantages that result in major cost savings and inspired targeted marketing programs that produce eye-popping returns. Those organizations that know their customers better than the competition – and act on that knowledge – will build relationships, gain loyalty and an even greater share of their purchases. Knowing customer wants always lead to increasing profits. Questions for discussion: • Are we utilizing information technology or just collecting information? • How could we segment our customer base and make more relevant content offers? Joe Murtagh is The DreamSpeaker, an international keynote speaker, meeting facilitator and business trainer. For questions or comments, Joe@TheDreamSpeaker.com, www.TheDreamSpeaker.com or call (800) 239-0058.

Bank earnings Bank of America net falls Earnings at Bank of America tumbled in the first quarter to $653 million, or 3 cents a share, from $2 billion, or 17 cents a share, in the first quarter of 2011. Revenue was down 3 percent to $27 billion. Regulatory capital ratios rose significantly and the provision for credit losses declined, reflecting improved credit quality. The bank’s exposure to European countries declined as well. In the consumer and business banking unit, earnings fell because of lower revenue and higher credit costs. Noninterest income fell because of the implementation debit card interchange fee rules. In consumer real estate services, the number of delinquent mortgages was down and the unit’s loss narrowed from a year ago. The loss was due to the cost of managing delinquent and defaulted loans. In the global banking business, credit quality improved, with nonperforming assets down almost 40 percent. Net income was little changed from a year ago and

revenue was down because of lower investment banking fees. In the global markets unit, revenue was down 20 percent from the year-ago quarter. Fixed-income, currency and commodity trading revenue was up as the European debt crisis stabilized.

KeyCorp up KeyCorp, with branches in White Plains, Yonkers, Croton, Bedford, Mount Kisco, Tarrytown, Ossining, Rye Brook, and Pound Ridge, reported first quarter earnings rose to $199 million or 21 cents a share, from $184 million or 21 cents. Asset quality improved, nonperforming loans and nonperforming assets both fell. Charge-offs were down. The bank’s net interest margin fell as a result of the low interest rate environment. Noninterest income rose, but electronic banking fees fell by $13 million as a result of new government pricing controls on debit transactions that went into effect Oct. 1. In the first quarter, Key sold stock and debt. The proceeds were

used to buy back $2.5 billion in stock issued to the Treasury as a result of Key’s participation in the Treasury’s Capital Purchase Program.

CapitalOne revenue up CapitalOne’s earnings rose to $1.4 billion or $2.72 a share in the first quarter from $1 billion or $2.21 a share, in the first quarter of 2011. The 2012 quarter included a gain from the purchase of ING Direct Feb. 17. That acquisition sparked a $21 billion increase in loans in the quarter. Revenue was up almost $5 billion, or 22 percent. The provision for credit losses fell by almost $300 million, because of a drop in charge-offs. In the credit card division, net income was up 30 percent from the fourth quarter. Earnings and revenue were up in commercial banking.

Provident net rises Provident New York Bancorp, the parent company of Provident Bank, reported a rise in earnings for its second quarter, ending March 31. Net income was $5.7

million or 15 cents a share, up from $3.6 million or 10 cents, a year earlier. The bank did more lending – commercial loan originations rose to $129 million from $87 million a year earlier. The bank reported securities gains for the quarter of $1.7 million. Provisions for loan losses rose to $2.9 million in the quarter from $2.1 million in the year-earlier period. Net interest income rose by $1.4 million from last year’s quarter, to almost $24 million. Noninterest income rose by more than $2 million from a year ago to $8 million, mainly because of gains on the sale of securities. Lower occupancy expense was offset by increased compensation and benefits of more than half a million dollars during the quarter from new hires associated with the bank’s expansion into New York City. Nonperforming loans rose from the previous quarter and the bank said it continues to see new problem loans on a limited basis. – Janice Kirkel

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ACCESS. ADVOCACY.

Westchester County Association

ACTION.

EVEN HOSPITALS Recent news coverage has criticized hospitals and their executives for the salaries their CEOs command. This view been sparked by rising health care costs and Governor Cuomo’s recent order to restrict to $199,000 the amount of state money not-for-profit organizations can use for executive compensation. But, people often overlook the fact that hospitals and their executives are actually under-compensated for the work they do and the responsibilities they bear. Some things to consider:

1. A hospital is an economic engine. Thousands rely

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their local hospitals not only for maintaining good health, but also for their livelihoods and their community’s economic welfare. According to the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS), hospitals and health systems support close to 700,000 jobs and generate $108 billion in economic activity each year, or 9.4% of the Gross State Product. In the Westchester region, hospitals contribute almost $9 billion to the regional economy and employ over 30,000 people—making it the largest economic engine in the county. Hospital CEOs never forget that.

2. A hospital is a complex service organization. A hospital CEO is responsible for overseeing and guiding his staff through a maze of financial and regulatory challenges, as well as making sure safety and performance standards are at the highest possible levels. The CEO manages complex technological and physical plant operations, as well as whatever issues arise when dealing with highly educated and skilled workers. He also may be managing phy sician groups, clinics, and an array of other services. It’s not easy.

3. A hospital is usually organized as a not-for-profit entity. Had a hospital’s CEO been in the private sector, you can be certain that his/her compensation would be drastically higher. By way of comparison, take a look at the salaries of health care insurance provider CEOs of five of the largest publicly traded health insurance companies: Aetna, $18.6 million; AmeriGroup, $5.29 million; Cigna,

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$12.23 million, Wellpoint (BC/BS), $8.66 million, and United Healthcare $6.72 million. Health care insurance is a necessity for everyone, yet these insurance providers actually become a costly expense for the community. They do not contribute to the tax base, nor do they invest in the state and its local communities to protect the local health care system. Instead, health insurance premiums are going up, while reimbursement is declining. Where is the money going? Not into our community. In New York, when a hospital is organized as a public benefit corporation, like the Westchester Medical Center, a hospital CEO must deal with the skyrocketing costs of health care brought about, in part, by declining reimbursement from Medicaid and Medicare, and the extraordinary pressures of rising pension and postretirement health costs, because so many of their employees are part of the NY State pension system.

4. A hospital is a community organization, and the individuals who decide on a hospital CEO’s salary and compensation, serve on that hospital’s board and usually live within the very same community . They base their decisions on research, competitive market analyses, and responsible financial projections.

So, before we rush to judgment about local hospital CEOs’ salaries, consider just how important hospitals and their CEOs are to the wellbeing of our community. These men and women are competent experienced officers who daily face unfathomable challenges posed by burgeoning health care costs and managing a complex organization. When all is said and done, a critical mission drives them: to provide quality health care to us all.


THE HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE AND YOU Just weeks ago, Governor Cuomo established, via Executive Order #42, a statewide health insurance exchange (New York Health Benefit Exchange). That’s where consumers and businesses will be able to purchase or apply for the health insurance mandated by The Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act. The concept is that insurance exchanges will “level the playing field” for those in the market to buy health care coverage. Those in favor say the exchanges will drive costs down as insurance companies will have to compete for business in a transparent process that simplifies an often complex matter. Critics contend that the exchanges will create mountains of regulations, leading to litigation and higher costs, let alone force individuals to purchase qualified insurance or face a financial penalty. However, we won’t know until June or so of the constitutionality of this mandate. But plan we must. Health insurance is one of the largest costs every business has, making it imperative that we are informed about the changes taking place. To answer questions about the Exchanges—and the impact to y our business—take advantage of a terrific program coming up on May 17, organized by the Westchester County Association: How the Coming Health Care Exchanges Can Impact Your Business. The program is part of the WCA’s Lunch and Learn series, and will feature the following stellar panel:

from l to r: Nancy Taylor Shawn Nowicki Russell Carpentieri Hillary Knepper

Danielle Holahan Project Director for Health Exchange Planning for New York State; unquestionably one of the most qualified people to address the status and implications of establishing the NYS Exchange. Nancy Taylor, Esq. Co-Chair, Health and FDA Business Practice, Greenberg Traurig, LLP and Former Health Policy Director for Senate Committee on Labor & Human Resources; currently represents some of the states that are in the process of setting up their exchanges and is uniquely qualified to comment on the upcoming Supreme Court decision. Shawn J. Nowicki, MPH Director of Health Policy for Health Pass New York, an existing health insurance exchange; will provide real life examples of how an exchange operates. Russell J. Carpentieri Managing Director & Partner, Opus Advisory Group, LLC; possesses a great deal of practical experience advising companies about health insurance; will share his insights. Panel Moderator Hillary J. Knepper, M.P.A., Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, Dyson College of Arts & Sciences at Pace University; has done significant research in the area of health policy and government. Join us for an in-depth discussion about the latest rules and regulations regarding the proposed exchanges, and how they will impact individuals and businesses, large and small. It pays to prepare for the new changes coming your way. The event will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, 455 South Broadway, in Tarrytown, from 11:30 am to 2 pm. To register, visit www.westchester.org. Co-hosted by Westchester Human Resources Management Association Lunch & Learn Series. Sponsored by Mahopac National Bank. Event sponsored by Compufit, Inc., Concorde Personnel, Greenberg Traurig, KeyBank and Mercy College

IN MEMORIAM: RICHARD SCHAAB From Bill Mooney

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s many of you know, Dick worked tirelessly for the Westchester County Association for almost twenty years. He was a constant source of leadership and quiet strength, and a good friend to all. Dick loved the WCA and he loved Westchester. He was a dedicated volunteer to many wonderful non-profit causes in the community. Dick leaves behind a legacy of professional excellence and superb organizational skills. We will miss him sorely . He was truly loved by all.

COMING UP WCA SPECIAL FORUM WHEN THE RULES RULE: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE NEW 401K AND 403B REGS Thursday, May 10, 8 to 10 am Morgan Stanley Smith Barney 2000 Westchester Avenue, Purchase Panelists (partial list): Jeffrey D. Mamorsky, Greenberg Traurig; Monika Templeman, IRS; Adam Reiss, Citrin Cooperman; Moderator: O. Anthony Maddalena, The Maddalena Group of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney This important event will be of special interest to CEOs, CFOs, HR directors, business owners, and plan administrators of for profit and not-for-profit organizations. By invitation only. Details: TBA For information: Dorothy Forcina 914.948.5869 or dforcina@westchester.org SPECIAL LUNCH AND LEARN HOW THE COMING HEALTH CARE EXCHANGES CAN IMPACT YOUR BUSINESS Thursday, May 17, 11:30 am to 2 pm Doubletree Hotel Tarrytown 455 South Broadway, Tarrytown $40 per member; $50 per future member Register at www.westchester.org Co-hosted by Westchester Human Resources Management Association POLITICAL “FRIDAY” WITH JANET DiFIORE, WESTCHESTER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY Tuesday, May 22, 8 to 9 am 1133 Westchester Avenue, White Plains Executive Dining Room $10 per member; $20 per future member Register at www.westchester.org YOUNG PROFESSIONALS RECEPTION Monday, June 4, 5:30 to 8 pm Captain Lawrence Brewing Company 444 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford $40 per member; $50 per future member Register at www.westchester.org ENERGY SYMPOSIUM MEETING DEMAND: ENERGY OUTLOOK FOR NEW YORK STATE Thursday, June 14, 7:30 – 9:30 am Westchester Marriott 670 White Plains Road, Tarrytown Member: $25; Future member: $35 Register at www.westchester.org Sponsored by: Customer’s Bank and GDF Suez Energy Resources N.A.

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FACTS& FIGURES on the record Fownes Brothers & Co Inc. Filed by GLT Technovations L.L.C. Action: diversity-other The following cases appear on contract claim. Attorneys for Bankruptcies the docket of the U.S. District plaintiff: Irene V. Gutierrez, The following petitions were filed Court for the county of West- Kimberly Rich, Lisa Kobialka and Robert Morris. Filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for chester in White Plains. April 24. Case no. 12-03218. the Southern District of New York in White Plains. Chapter U.S. District Court 11 indicates the filer intends to Frazer Frost L.L.P., et al. Filed submit a plan of reorganization Accessory Network Group by Herbert Hanson. Action: to the court. Chapter 7 indicates L.L.C. Filed by Lexon Insurance claim filed under the Securia liquidation of assets. Co. Action: diversity-other con- ties Exchange Act of 1934. Attract claim. Attorney for plain- torneys for plaintiff: Gregory Manhattan tiff: Jonathan S. Bondy Filed M. Egleston and Thomas McKenna. Filed April 20. April 18. Case no. 12-03055. Case no. 12-03166. Gateway Ventures L.L.C.,

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15165 Ventura Blvd., Suite 140, Sherman Oaks, Calif. 91403. Chapter 11, voluntary. Attorney: Mark K. Lindenberg, New York City. Filed April 18. Case no. 12-11583. Indian Organic Natural Food Inc. 150 W. 36 St., New York City 10018. Chapter 11, voluntary. Attorney: Khagendra Chhetry, New York City. Filed April 20. Case no. 12-11622

Court Cases

Allura Imports Inc. Filed by Guru Denim Inc. Action: trademark infringement claim. Attorneys for plaintiff: Robertson Beckerlegge and Heather McDonald. Filed April 20. Case no. 12-03138. Bradshaw International Inc. Filed by Alexander Williams. Action: diversity-personal injury claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Joseph Stoduto. Filed April 20.  Case no. 12-03075. Clawfoot Supply L.L.C. Filed by Decorative Hardware Studio Inc. Action: trademark infringement claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Peter Levine. Filed April 20. Case no. 12-03156. CTD Moorefield Retail L.L.C. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: diversity-breach of contract claim. Attorneys for plaintiff: Dale Cathell, Richard Kremen, Cary Samowitz and Barbara L. Seniawski. Filed April 20. Case no. 12-03131.

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

DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., et al. Filed by Jeremy Smith. Action: diversity-personal injury claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Davis B. Rheingold. Filed April 20. Case no. 12-03116. Feldor Billiards Inc., et al. Filed by Broadcast Music Inc. Action: copyright infringement claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Catherine Clayton. Filed April 18. Case no. 12-03073.

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GOH International Ltd. Filed by Mainetti Global L.L.C. Action: patent infringement claim. Attorneys for plaintiff: Samson Helfgott and Michael F. Sarney. Filed April 19. Case no. 12-03098. Greystone Owner L.L.C. Filed by Rodolf Nikollaj. Action: claim filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1934. Attorneys for plaintiff: Brandon Sherr and Justin Zeller. Filed April 20. Case no. 12-03142. Hyundai Motor America. Filed by Karen Marshall. Action: diversity-other contract claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Gary Graifman. Filed April 18. Case no. 12-03072. Jaros Drugs Inc., et al. Filed by Moroccanoil Inc. Action: trademark infringement claim. Attorneys for plaintiff: William C. Conkle, Ariel Peikes and Courtney M. Ryan. Filed April 20. Case no. 12-03158. Kamino International Transport Inc., et al. Filed by ERGO Versicherung AG. Action: admiralty claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Thomas Grasso. Filed April 19. Case no. 12-03013.

Madison Global L.L.C. Filed by Luis Lopez, et al. Action: claim filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. Attorney for plaintiff: Michael Faillace. Filed April 18. Case no. 12-03060. National Enterprise Systems Inc., et al. Filed by Ira Hechtlinger. Action: claim filed under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act of 1978. Attorney for plaintiff: Elizabeth Ann Shollenberger. Filed April 19. Case no. 12-03080.

Salaam Bombay Inc. Filed by Zuo Qiang Gao. Action: claim filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. Attorney for plaintiff: John Troy. Filed April 20. Case no. 12-03151.

Watson Laboratories Inc. Filed by Purdue Pharma L.P.Action: patent infringe- Below $1 million ment claim. Attorneys for plaintiff: Sona De and Pab- 47-51 Park Hill Realty lo Hendler. Filed April 19. L.L.C., Yonkers. Seller: BNB Case no. 12-03111. Bank N.A., Fort Lee, N.J. Property: 47-51 Park Hill Ave., Yonkers. Amount: $650,000. Filed April 24.

Deeds Ricoh Company Ltd. Filed by Eastman Kodak Co. Action: diversity-breach of contract claim. Above $1 million Attorney for plaintiff: Robert J. Gunther Jr. Filed April 19. 419-433 Mamaroneck Avenue L.L.C., Briarcliff Manor. Case no. 12-03109. Seller: 419-433 L.L.C., White Ritecare Medical Products Plains. Property: 419-433 MaL.L.C., et al. Filed by Albert maroneck Ave., Mamaroneck. Bubnis, et al. Action: diversity- Amount: $3.4 million. Filed motor vehicle product liabil- April 20. ity claim. Attorney for plaintiff: William Martin. Filed April 20. Case no. 12-03162. Second Look Inc. Filed by Russell Hathaway. Action: claim filed under the Fair Debt Collection Act of 1978. Attorney for plaintiff: Matthew Cabrera. Filed April 19. Case no. 12-03128. Singular Recordings Inc., et al. Filed by J. Albert & Son Pty. Ltd. Action: copyright infringement claim. Attorneys for plaintiff: Chester Rothstein and Ira E. Silfin. Filed April 20. Case no. 12-03164. Sprout Foods Inc. Filed by Jesse Adelaar. Action: diversitybreach of contract claim. Attorneys for plaintiff: Steven Berger and Jonathan Rogin. Filed April 18. Case no. 12-03054. Square Enterprises Corp. Filed by Bahlsen GmbH & Co., KG. Action: trademark infringement claim. Attorney for plaintiff: Joseph V. Saphia. Filed April 20. Case no. 12-03165.

S. Commericial Innovations L.L.C., Mount Vernon. Seller: 218 South Third Avenue L.L.C., New York. Property: 218 S. Third Ave., Mount Vernon. Amount: $1.8 million. Filed April 20.

5 North Avenue L.L.C., New Rochelle. Seller: Ann Guarino, et al, Glen Rock, N.J. Property: 5 North Ave., New Rochelle. Amount: $411,464. Filed April 20.

6 Dunn Properties L.L.C., Bronx. Seller: Peter E.A. Hanke, et al, Yorktown Heights. Property: 16 Hall Road, Os438-502 Center Avenue Real- sining. Amount: $325,000. ty L.L.C., Mamaroneck. Seller: Filed April 24. D.T.C. Realty L.L.C., Mamaroneck. Property: 502 Center Ave., Mamaroneck. Amount: $1 BAC Home Loans Servicing L.P. Seller: Thomas M. Roach million. Filed April 18. Jr., Mamaroneck. Property: 22 Harmon St., White Plains Catholic Foreign Mission So- 10606. Amount: $484,145. Filed ciety of America Inc., Maryk- April 19. noll. Seller: Maryknoll Mission Association of the Faithful Inc., Ossining. Property: 40 Somer- Cartus Financial Corp., Danstown Road, Ossining. Amount: bury, Conn. Seller: Joseph E. Pollock Sr., et al, Peekskill. $1.9 million. Filed April 17. Property: 200 School House Road, 4D, Peekskill. Amount: EKI MAE Mamaroneck $280,000. Filed April 23. L.L.C., Flushing. Seller: 141 Halstead L.L.C., Mamaroneck. Property: 141 Halstead Ave., Fannie Mae. Seller: Steven Mamaroneck. Amount: $2 mil- Feinstein, Rye Brook. Property: 72 Shawnee Ave., Unit 3, Yonlion. Filed April 19. kers 10710. Amount: $360,922. Filed April 17. Pemata Management L.L.C., Mount Vernon. Seller: Nicholas J. Tucci, Mount Vernon. Prop- Florence Ave L.L.C., Elmserty: 16-20-24 Rochelle Terrace, ford. Seller: Wells Fargo Bank Mount Vernon. Amount: $2.8 N.A. Property: 29 Florence Ave., Greenburgh. Amount: million. Filed April 23. $190,199. Filed April 20.


Sterling Road Clinton Lane L.L.C., New York City. Seller: A and G Real Estate Group Inc., Port Chester. Property: Clinton Lane, Harrison. Amount: $170,077. Filed April 23. Sterling Road Clinton Lane L.L.C., New York City. Seller: Branca Realty L.L.C., Port Chester. Property: Sterling Road, Harrison. Amount: $576,066. Filed April 23. Teatown Lake Reservation Inc., Ossining. Seller: Open Space Conservancy Inc., New York City. Property: 1595 Spring Valley Road, Yorktown. Amount: $647,500. Filed April 17. VMFC Realty L.L.C., Mohegan Lake. Seller: William Catucci, et al, Mahopac. Property: 1992-1998 E. Main St., Yorktown. Amount: $265,000. Filed April 24. Webb Development Services Corp., Mount Vernon. Seller: the city of Mount Vernon. Property: 564 E. Third St., Mount Vernon. Amount: $15,000. Filed April 23. Weichert Relocation Resources Inc., Morris Plains, N.J. Seller: Brett Radmin, et al, Yonkers. Property: 16 Morsemere Place, Yonkers. Amount: $520,000. Filed April 18. Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Seller: Michele L. Bermel, Chappaqua. Property: 289 Helena Ave., Yonkers. Amount: $589,749. Filed April 18.

foreclosures DOBBS FERRY, 289 Clinton Ave. Lot size: .89 acre. Plaintiff: Emigrant Mortgage Co. Plaintiff’s attorney: Deutsch & Schneider (718) 417-1700; 79-37 Myrtle Ave., Glendale. Defendant: Noel Moretti. Referee: Anthony Colavita. Sale: May 14, 9:45 a.m., Westchester County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Approximate lien: $1,308,937.02.

MOHEGAN LAKE, 1720 Strawberry Road. Single-family residence; 100 x 200. Plaintiff: The Bank of New York Mellon. Plaintiff’s attorney: Cohn & Roth (516) 747-3030; 100 E. Old Country Road, Mineola. Defendant: Winfield Sylvester. Referee: Stanley Esposito. Sale: May 7, 10:30 a.m., Westchester County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Approximate lien: $620,637.64. MOUNT VERNON, 175 Washington St. Single-family residence; .06 acre. Plaintiff: HSBC Bank USA N.A. Plaintiff’s attorney: Sheldon May & Associates (516) 763-3200; 255 Merrick Road, Rockville Centre. Defendant: Patricia Hamilton. Referee: Jeffrey Shumejda. Sale: May 15, 9:30 a.m., Westchester County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Approximate lien: $402,837.06. MOUNT VERNON, 46 Clinton Place. Apartment; .27 acre. Plaintiff: Flushing Savings Bank. Plaintiff’s attorney: Lynch & Associates (212) 683-4141; 462 Seventh Ave., 12th floor, New York City. Defendant: Fernando Viegas. Referee: John Molloy. Sale: May 8, 10:15 a.m., Westchester County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Approximate lien: $492,032.88. NEW ROCHELLE, 69 Fifth Ave. Single-family residence; 50 x 150. Plaintiff: Bayview Loan Servicing L.L.C. Plaintiff’s attorney: DeRose & Surico (718) 279-2000; 213-44 38th Ave., Bayside. Defendant: Jose Neto. Referee: Anne Penachio. Sale: April 30, 9:30 a.m., Westchester County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Approximate lien: $479,576.83.

SOMERS, 3 Bolling Road. Single-family residence; 97 x 100. Plaintiff: Atlantis Capital Inc. Plaintiff’s attorney: Jordan DeFlora, 930 Sulvan Ave. Englewood Cliff, N.J. 07632. Defendant: Mary Ellen Morusi. Referee: Albert Cornachio. Sale: May 2, 9:30 a.m., Westchester County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Approximate lien: $84,496.73. WHITE PLAINS, 12 Mohawk Trail. Single-family residence; .19 acre. Plaintiff: Ocean First Bank. Plaintiff’s attorney: Berkman, Henoch, Peterson & Peddy (516) 222-6200; 100 Garden City Plaza, Garden City. Defendant: Frank Lyles. Referee: Malachy Lyons. Sale: May 10, 10 a.m., Westchester County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Approximate lien: Not available. WHITE PLAINS, 55 Riverdale Ave. Lot size; .17 acre. Plaintiff: US Bank National Association. Plaintiff’s attorney: Rosicki & Rosicki & Associates (845) 897-1600; 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. YONKERS, 111 Hoover Road. Single-family residence; 40 x 100. Plaintiff: HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Plaintiff’s attorney: Druckman Law Group (516) 876-0800; 242 Drexel Ave. Westbury. Defendant: Kim Traub. Referee: Theodore Brundage. Sale: May 7, 9:30 a.m., Westchester County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Approximate lien: $492,232.03.

YONKERS, 139 Belknap Ave. Two-family dwelling; .11 acre. Plaintiff: 341 East L.L.C. Plaintiff’s attorney: Sanders, Gutman & Brodie (718) 522-0666; 26 Court St., Suite 1005, Brooklyn. Defendant: 139 Belnap Ave. L.L.C. Referee: Peter Metis. Sale: May 10, 10 a.m., Westchester County Courthouse, 111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains. Approximate lien: $28,860.98.

Hankins Home Improvements Inc., Hawthorne. $1,271 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Sept. 6.

Statewide Building Services Inc., White Plains. $1,045 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Sept. 6.

It’s Hair Design Inc., Eastchester. $1,045 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Sept. 6.

T.P, Quinn Inc., Peekskill. $1,045 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Sept. 6.

La Casita Grocery Corp., Elmsford. $1,045 in favor of the New York State Department of 6 Park Hill Deli Grocery Labor and the New York State Corp., Yonkers. $1,045 in favor Department of Taxation and Fiof the New York State Depart- nance, Albany. Filed Sept. 6. ment of Labor and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Lilbe Contracting L.L.C., Mount Vernon. $1,828 in favor Sept. 6. of the New York State Department of Labor and the New AMT Floor Installers Inc., York State Department of TaxaYonkers. $1,045 in favor of the tion and Finance, Albany. Filed New York State Department of Sept. 6. Labor and the New York State Department of Taxation and FiLititz Healthcare Staffing Sonance, Albany. Filed Sept. 6. lutions L.L.C., Mount Vernon. $2,543 in favor of the New York Cavallo and Sons Landscap- State Department of Labor and ing Corp., Yorktown. $1,045 the New York State Department in favor of the New York State of Taxation and Finance, AlbaDepartment of Labor and the ny. Filed Sept. 6. New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Power Rooter West Inc., YonFiled Sept. 6. kers. $1,045 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Dynamic Aluminum and and the New York State DepartGlass Inc., Mount Vernon. ment of Taxation and Finance, $1,045 in favor of the New York Albany. Filed Sept. 6. State Department of Labor and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Alba- Rhodadendron L.L.C., Chappaqua. $2,517 in favor of the ny. Filed Sept. 6. New York State Department of Labor and the New York State Entertainment and Sounds Department of Taxation and FiUnlimited Inc., Mamaroneck. nance, Albany. Filed Sept. 6. $1,017 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the New York State Department Sanchez Brothers Construcof Taxation and Finance, Alba- tion Inc., Ossining. $1,045 in favor of the New York State Deny. Filed Sept. 6. partment of Labor and the New York State Department of TaxaEvergleen Cleaners Inc., tion and Finance, Albany. Filed Scarsdale. $1,045 in favor of the Sept. 6. New York State Department of Labor and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Sept. 6.

The Bamboo Palace Inc., Mount Vernon. $1,144 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Sept. 6.

Judgments

Zendom Inc., d.b.a. Chartreuse, Yonkers. $1,045 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Sept. 6.

Lis Pendens The following filings indicated a legal action has been initiated, the outcome of which may affect the title to the property listed. Bhasin, Ramit, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $1.1 million affecting property located at 34 Saxon Woods Road, Scarsdale 10583. Filed March 26. Carlin, Martin, as heir at law, next of kin, distributee and administrator of the estate of Eleanor Carlin, et al. Filed by OneWest Bank F.S.B. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $899,638 affecting property located at 46 Sussex Road, New Rochelle 10804. Filed March 21. Chauvet, Jacques, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $410,300 affecting property located at 16 Enrico Drive, Cortlandt Manor 10567. Filed March 27.

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FACTS&FIGURES Credits, Clients and Awards

On the Go: Business, Etc.

Castle Gallery at the College of New Rochelle was recently awarded the 2012 Community Arts Award from ArtsWestchester. The award recognizes individuals and organizations with vision, commitment and leadership, which enrich Westchester, its communities and citizens.

Professional Women of Westchester host the “Business of Blogging” event, 6 to 8 p.m., Crowne Plaza, 66 Hale Ave., White Plains. $20 nonmembers; $15 members. To register, visit professionalwomenofwestchester.com

Newsmakers

Friday, May 11

Monday, May 7

Westchester Children’s Museum Annual Benefit, 7 p.m., RitzCarlton, Westchester, 221 Main St., White Plains. To register, call 421-5050 or email rsvp@discoverwcm.org.

Snapshot

ENT and Allergy Associates L.L.P. has announced the naming of two physician partners. Michael Gordon is fellowship-trained in otology and neurotology from the Ear Research Foundation at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Fla. He was section head of otology and neurotology at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center and continues to maintain appointments there in the departments of otolaryngology and communicative disorders and neurology.  Sheldon Palgon is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Board-certified in otolaryngology, Palgon is affiliated with The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, SUNY Downstate and Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Brittany Oat Serra of South Salem has joined The Business Council of Westchester as director of communications. She has developed and executed winning marketing strategies for both large and small brands. She holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University. Christopher Wade has been appointed vice president of sales business development for Heineken, effective May 1. Wade joined Heineken USA in 2008, as the zone director for Texoma. Prior to joining Heineken he served as director of sales at Diageo Guinness USA. He will be based out of the company’s White Plains headquarters.

Ed Weis has been appointed dean of the Mercy College School of Business, effective June 1. Serving as a managing director in investment banking at Merrill Lynch, Weis marketed and executed stra- Missy Palmisciano, Melinda Lehman, president of JLWOS Christa Lauri, Marissa Massa, Deborah Blatt, Anne Avenius and Kim Vanni. tegic financing transactions for high-profile clients, including General Electric, Wells Fargo, Continental Airlines, and Priceline.com. The Junior League of Westchester on the Sound (JLWOS) recently hosted its Spring Fling Benefit at the Winged Foot Golf Club. The event honored five women who have made significant contributions to the Sound Shore community.

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Colucci, Curtis V., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $200,000 affecting property located at 16 Yosemite Ave., White Plains 10607. Filed March 22. Encarnacion-Delacruz, Susan, et al. Filed by GMAC Mortgage L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $482,364 affecting property located at 99 Patmore Ave., Yonkers 10710. Filed March 26. Garvey, John, et al. Filed by Federal National Mortgage Association. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 32 Woodland Blvd., Cortlandt Manor 10567. Filed March 21. Gordon, Rupert, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $270,000 affecting property located at 139 S. Fourth Ave., Mount Vernon. Filed March 27. Greenhill, Robert, et al. Filed by PHH Mortgage Corp. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $128,070 affecting property located at 1016 Cortlandt St., Peekskill 10566. Filed March 26. Gruntkowski, Bonnie Seelos, individually and as surviving tenant by the entirety of John Gruntkowski, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $900,000 affecting property located at 43 Hathaway Road, aka 428 New Rochelle Road, Bronxville 10708. Filed March 27. Houghie, Anne J., et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 23 Hopkins Lane, Armonk 10504. Filed March 22.

Jennings, Richard D., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $560,000 affecting property located at 3 Veronica Place, Katonah. Filed March 22. Losardo, Maria R., et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $395,362 affecting property located at 1776 Lincoln Terrace, Peekskill 10566. Filed March 21. Miles, Christopher, et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 115 Cedar Hill Road, Bedford 10506. Filed March 26. Mitchell, Henry, et al. Filed by Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 140 Curtis Lane, Yonkers 10710. Filed March 21.

Ramirez, Francisa, aka Francisca Ramirez, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $402,800 affecting property located at 9 Hunt Ave., Yonkers 10710. Filed March 21. Scinicariello, Nicholas, et al. Filed by Citibank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $144,000 affecting property located at 3800 Old Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor. Filed March 23. Seepersad, Vedautie, et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $304,000 affecting property located at 281 Woodworth Ave., Yonkers 10701. Filed March 22.

Simons, Antonio, et al. Filed by The Bank of New York Mellon. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 929 Fox Meadow Road, Yorktown Heights 10598. Nieto, Gladys, et al. Filed by Filed March 26. U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to se- Tucker, Randolph K. Jr., et cure $500,000 affecting proper- al. Filed by Deutsche Bank Naty located at 8 Stanley St., Pleas- tional Trust Co. Action: seeks antville 10570. Filed March 27. to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $700,000 affecting propPark Hill Avenue Corp., et erty located at 324 Croton Lake al. Filed by The Dime Savings Road, Bedford Corners 10549. Bank of Williamsburgh. Action: Filed March 27. seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $800,000 affecting Visconti, Katarzyna, et al. property located at 45 Park Hill Filed by Deutsche Bank NaAve., Yonkers. Filed March 26. tional Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage Parks, John, et al. Filed by to secure $682,100 affecting Deutsche Bank National Trust property located at 40 Dewitt Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on Ave., Bronxville 10708. Filed a mortgage to secure $298,000 March 21. affecting property located at 17 Timber Ridge, Mount Kisco Walker, Beatrice, aka Beatrice 10549. Filed March 22. Kirby, et al. Filed by Aurora Loan Services L.L.C. Action: Peterson, Aceneth M., et al. seeks to foreclose on a mortFiled by PHH Mortgage Corp. gage to secure $560,000 affectAction: seeks to foreclose on a ing property located at 56 Patmortgage to secure $346,900 af- mor Ave., Yonkers 10710. Filed fecting property located at 315 March 22. Warren Ave., Hawthorne 10532. Filed March 22.

Wholtmann, Bernhard M., et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $348,000 affecting property located at 36 Pilgrim Drive, Port Chester 10573. Filed March 27.

Manuel, Gorden, et al, as own- Partnerships er. $2,805 as claimed by Servicemaster of Darien Inc., Norwalk, Conn. Property: in Bedford. C and R Express Cleaning Co., 16 Rochelle Terrace, Apt. Filed April 13. 2D, Mount Vernon 10550, c/o Chadwick Richards and Anna Mittman, Evan, as owner. Richards. Filed Dec. 2. $19,751 as claimed by Phil’s Williams, Laverne, et al. Filed Main Roofing, Norwalk, Conn. by Federal National Mortgage Property: in North Castle. Filed Sole Proprietorships Association. Action: seeks to April 16. foreclose on a mortgage to secure $405,000 affecting prop- Oates, Joanne, as owner. Benedict Road Designs, 51 erty located at 864 W. Hartsdale $40,000 as claimed by SJD Benedict Road, South Salem Road, White Plains 10607. Filed Construction Inc., Whitestone. 10590, c/o Hilary M. Rosenfeld. March 21. Property: in Mount Vernon. Filed Dec. 1. Filed April 20. Carpentry Specialists of NY, Winston, Dorthea, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks Ossining RX Development 109 Laurel Ave., Larchmont to foreclose on a mortgage to L.L.C., as owner. $69,688 as 10538, c/o Richard M. Puleo. secure $575,000 affecting prop- claimed by General Supply and Filed Dec. 1. erty located at 17 E. Kinnicutt Services Inc., Ossining. PropRoad, Pound Ridge 10576. Filed erty: in Ossining. Filed April 18. Chungaman.com, 96 PinerMarch 21. idge Road, White Plains 10603, Sheppard, Eugene, as owner. c/o Charles D. Calhoun. Filed Young, Judith A., as executrix, $127,000 as claimed by Hor- Dec. 1. devisee, legatee, and heir of the ace Wiles, Bronx. Property: in estate of Elinor Gaydosh, de- Mount Vernon. Filed April 13. Details Day Spa, 70 Main St., ceased, et al. Filed by OneWTuckahoe 10707, c/o Heather est Bank F.S.B. Action: seeks Smith. Filed Dec. 2. to foreclose on a mortgage to Somers Manor Nursing secure $544,185 affecting prop- Home Inc., as owner. $24,745 ERC Contracting, 61 Pine Ave., erty located at 187 Vredenburgh as claimed by Coema CarOssining 10562, c/o Alexander pet Inc., Bronx. Property: in Ave., Yonkers 10704. Filed Condeelis. Filed Dec. 2. Somers. Filed April 13. March 23. Sorio, Ashley B., as owner. $55,275 as claimed by Salem Mechanic’s Liens Property Management L.L.C., Pound Ridge. Property: in Acadia Realty Trust, as own- Mount Kisco. Filed April 19. er. $2,700 as claimed by JND Plumbing and Heating, Thorn- Stobsky, Adam, et al, as owner. wood. Property: in Cortlandt. $12,385 as claimed by Clarkstown Heating A/C and PlumbFiled April 16. ing, Pearl River. Property: in Conneally, Josephine, et al, North Castle. Filed April 13. as owner. $26,825 as claimed by KDM Interiors Inc., Yonkers Westchester County IndusNorth. Property: in Eastchester. trial Development, as owner. $61,082 as claimed by CM Filed April 19. Richey Electrical Contractors, FC Yonkers Commerical Ronkonkoma. Property: in L.L.C., as owner. $1,859 as White Plains. Filed April 16. claimed by United Rentals Inc., Charlotte, N.C. Property: in Yonkers. Filed April 19.

Fetchers and Friends, 150 Croton Ave., Cortlandt Manor 10567, c/o Camille Dawson. Filed Dec. 2. Lake Auto Wholesaler, 315 S. Seventh Ave., Mount Vernon 10550, c/o Felton F. Lake. Filed Dec. 2. Liberty Tax Service no. 17420, 231 1/2 S. Highland Ave., First floor, Ossining 10562, c/o Mohammad E. Miah. Filed Dec. 1. MGM Inspiration, 5 Hemlock Road, South Salem 10590, c/o Marygrace M. Schede. Filed Dec. 1.

Muzik Can Depend On Me Mgt., 203 Egmont Ave., Mount Vernon 10553, c/o Keai L. This paper is not responsible for Bland-Coleman. Filed Dec. 2. typographical errors contained in the original filings. Northern Westchester School of Dance, 3698 Eleanor Drive, Mohegan Lake 10547, c/o Lynda Griffin. Filed Dec. 2.

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Greenwald, Robin, as owner. $917 as claimed by Premier Ponds L.L.C., North Salem. Property: in New Castle. Filed April 16.

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FACTS&FIGURES Onaiac, 40 Memorial Highway Sun N Sea Favors Event Plan22F, New Rochelle 10801, c/o ning and Party Supply, 60 W. Andrew Caiano. Filed Dec. 2. Fifth St., Mount Vernon 10550, c/o Soliman Hidalgo. Filed P.K.G. Health Care Providers, Dec. 2. 110 Fisher Ave., Suite 36, Eastchester 10709, c/o Paolo Geor- U.S.A. Gold 2, 529 Main St., geo. Filed Dec. 2. New Rochelle 10801, c/o Samir Nofal. Filed Dec. 1. RP Contracting, 100 Buena Vista Ave., Apt. B, Yonkers Walter Tours, 86 Rumsey 10701, c/o Ramon Perdomo Jr. Road, Yonkers 10705, c/o WalFiled Dec. 1. terson T. Martins. Filed Dec. 1. SMDesign, 66 Pleasant Ave., Pleasantville 10570, c/o Tsutomu Miyazaki. Filed Dec. 1. Stuff Of The Irish, 12 Sunset Drive, Thornwood 10594, c/o Zoe Devlin. Filed Dec. 1.

Patents The following patents were issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C. Apparatus system and method for distributing configuration parameter. Patent no. 8,166,166 issued to Jesse Arroyo, Rochester, Minn.; Joseph Bolan, Morrissville, N.C.; Thomas M. Brey, Cary, N.C.; Josep Cors, Rochester, Minn.; Gregory Dake, Durham, N.C.; Scott Dunham, Raleigh, N.C.; William Holland, Cary, N.C.; and Theodore Vojnovich, Cary, N.C. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.

Chaining multiple smaller store queue entries for more efficient store queue usage. Patent no. 8,166,246 issued to Guy Guthrie, Austin, Texas; Thomas Jeremiah, Hillsborough, N.C.; William McNeil, Raleigh, N.C.; Hugh Shen, Round Rock, Texas; and William Starke, Round Rock, Texas. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.

Data prefetching using indirect addressing. Patent no. 8,166,277 issued to Ravi K. Arimilli, Austin, Texas; Balaram Sinharoy, Poughkeepsie; William E. Speight, Austin, Texas; and Lixin Zhang, Austin, Texas. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Hypervisor page fault processing in a shared memory partition data processing system. Patent no. 8,166,254 issued to David A. Larson, Rochester, Minn.; Edward C. Prosser, Rochester, Minn.; and Kenneth C. Vossen, Rochester, Minn. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.

Coordinated quiesce of a distributed file system. Patent no. 8,166,094 Austin F. M. D’Costa, Beaverton, Ore.; James J. Seeger, Portland, Ore.; David M. Wolfe, Portland, Ore.; and David D. Zimmerman, Portland, Ore. Managing power consumpAssigned to International Busi- tion in a computer. Patent no. ness Machines Corp., Armonk. 8,166,326 issued to William G. Pagan, Durham, N.C. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.

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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.”

Programming in a simultaneous multithreaded processor environment. Patent no. 8,166,345 issued to Luai A. Abou-Emara, Austin, Texas; Jen-Yeu Chen, Cedar Park, Texas; and Ronald Kalla, Round Rock, Texas. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.

Providing improved message handling performance in computer systems utilizing shared network devices. Patent no. 8,166,146 issued to Michael Mundy, Rochester, Minn. Method and system for com- Assigned to Bayer Healthcare posing stream processing L.L.C., Tarrytown. applications according to a semantic description of a Rapid charging and power processing goal. Patent no. management of a battery8,166,465 issued to Mark D. powered fluid analyte meter. Feblowitz, Winchester, Mass.; Patent no. 8,164,468 issued to Zhen Liu, Tarrytown; Anand Igor Gofman, Croton-on-HudRanganathan, White Plains; and son; and Jun Chen, Warren, N.J. Anton V. Riabov, Ossining. As- Assigned to Bayer Healthcare signed to International Busi- L.L.C., Tarrytown. ness Machines Corp., Armonk.

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Photomask design verification. Patent no. 8,166,423 issued to Scott M. Mansfield, Hopewell Junction; James A. Bruce, Essex Junction, Vt.; Gregory J. Dick, Hopewell Junction; and Ioana Graur, Hopewell Junction. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.

Reducing lock contention by adding a time slice to an active thread holding a lock. Patent no. 8,166,480 issued to Nathan D. Fontenot, Georgetown, Texas; Jacob Moilanen, Austin, Texas; Joel Schopp, Austin, Texas; Michael Strosaker, Austin, Texas; and Mark VanderWiele, Austin, Texas. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.

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Using a dual mode reader writer lock. Patent no. 8,166,256 issued to Bruce Mealey, Austin, Texas; and James Moody, Austin, Texas. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.


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

LEGAL NOTICES

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. Ad#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 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 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 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 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 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 Papakorn LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/24/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Eugene Kornhaber, 10 W. Hyatt Ave, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549. Purpose: General. #57742 R. LUCAS DRIVERS LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 04/02/2012. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in NJ on 03/27/2012. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Ronald Steinvurzel, ESQ. Steinvurzel Law Group P.C. 34 South Broadway- Ste 401, White Plains, NY 10601. Address required to be maintained in NJ: 142 Silvermist Court, Little Silver, NJ 07739. Cert of Formation filed with State of NJ, Div of Rev, 225 West State St - 3rd Fl, Trenton, NJ 08608-1001. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57743

Notice of Formation: Lincoln-Pelham Partners LLC Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 3/30/2012. Off. Loc.: Westchester Cnty. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 3 Wyldwood Drive, Tarrytown, NY 10591. Purpose: all lawful activities. #57744 Notice of Formation of 65 DS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/20/12. 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 Patricia Rafter, 14 Elm Pl., Ste. 201, Rye, NY 10580. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57745 Notice of Formation of DAVID HUDESMAN MD PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/16/12. Off. loc.: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 5 Latonia Road, Rye Brook, NY 10573. Purpose: practice the profession of medicine. #57746 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 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 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 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 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 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

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LEGAL NOTICES Continued from previous page 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 Notice of Qualification of GTJ VENTURES, LLC. App. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/3/12. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 2/27/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 662 Valley Ave., Yonkers, NY 10703. DE address of LLC: c/o United Corporate Services, Inc., 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. #57758 Notice of Formation of 47-51 Park Hill Realty LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/5/12. 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, 47-51 Park Hill Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10949. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57759 Notice of Formation of SARA A. KELSEY LAW, PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/5/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 36 Maple St., Irvington, NY 10533. Purpose: practice the profession of law. #57760 Notice of Formation of TMV DISTRIBUTION, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/29/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 535 South 4th Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57761 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF MONALI G L.L.C., A DOMESTIC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). ARTICLE OF ORGANIZATION FILED WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE OF NY (SSNY) ON 03/29/2012. NY FILE LOCATION: WESTCHESTER COUNTY. SSNY HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS AGENT UPON WHOM PROCESS AGAINST THE LLC MAY BE SERVED. SSNY SHALL MAIL A COPY OF ANY PROCESS AGAINST THE LLC SERVED UPON HIM/HER TO 1718 EMMA LANE, MOHEGAN LAKE, NY 10547. PURPOSE: ANY LAWFUL ACT OR ACTIVITY. #57762 Notice of formation of Courtyard Integrative Services, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with SSNY on 3/26/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 334 Underhill Ave 3C, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #57763 TRANSEUROPA GROUP, LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/17/2004. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O Marzano & Sediva, 65 Broadway, 7th Fl, Ste 705, New York, NY, 10006. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57764

Notice of Formation of AMA CONSULTING GROUP LLC. Arts. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 4/11/12. 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, 34 Pinehurst Dr., Purchase, NY 10577.Purpose: all lawful activities. #57765 PERFECTION LASER LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/29/2011. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Sofia Dmitriyeva, 620 Reiss Place Suite 3g, Bronx, NY 10467. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57766 Notice of Formation of Cortlandt Medical Providers, PLLC. Articles of Organization filed with NY Dept. of State of 4/3/2012. Office location: Westchester County. Sec. of State designated agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to:1985 Crompond Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567. Purpose: practice medicine. #57767 Notice of Formation of JORDANA WARMFLASH, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of N.Y. (SSNY) on 1/4/11. 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 Sexter & Warmflash, P.C., 115 Broadway, Ste. 1501, New York, NY 10006. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57768 Notice of Formation of Yorkville Maintenance LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/8/12. 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 The LLC, 108-24 71st Ave., Apt. 1C, Forest Hills, NY 11375. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57769 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: The Cappelli Family Investors, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary Of State of New York (SSNY) on 1/09/12. The LLC is located in Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of the process to: The LLC, 72 Pondfield Road West, #3C, Bronxville, NY 10708. Purpose of business of LLC is any lawful act or activity. #57770 The Donovan Agency, LLC, filed with NY Secy. of State on 02/23/12. 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: 81 Murray Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538 (the LLCís primary business location). LLC may engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be formed. #57771 Notice is hereby given that an Application for a Restaurant Wine Liquor License, Serial #1262351 has been applied for by the undersigned in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 535 Warburton Ave., Hastings-On-Hudson, New York 10706, Westchester County /s/ AVELLAíS PIZZERIA INC. d/b/a Pizza Grill #57772 THE ANNUAL RETURN OF THE MEYER HANDELMAN FUND for the calendar year ended December 31, 2011 is available at its principal office located at 800 Westchester Avenue, Suite S-618, Rye Brook, NY 105731373 for inspection during regular business hours by any citizen who requests it within 180 days hereof. Principal Manager of the Foundation is WILLIAM R. HANDELMAN. #57773 MILIEU HOME GOODS LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/16/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 13 Walworth Terrace, White Plains, NY 10606. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57774

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: SBBC LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/27/2012. 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: SBBC LLC, c/o Yeow Yong Lee, 250 Gorge Road, Apt. 6E, Cliffside Park NJ 07010. Purpose: any lawful business activity. #57775 Bronxville Laundry LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/27/11. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Michael Pizzuto, 29 Wilson Ave, Valhalla, NY 10595. Purpose: General. #57776 PJ Wax Center 1 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/8/11. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Peter Borboroglu, 56 Heritage Ct, Towaco, NJ 07082. Purpose: General. #57777 Bruder Business Concepts, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/1/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Anthony P. Canale, 60 Birchwood Ln, Hartsdale, NY 10530. Purpose: General. #57778 Kes Foods LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/28/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Katy E. Steere, 44 Dogwood Ln, Pleasantville, NY 10570. Purpose: General. #57779 Livingston Development Group LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/23/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to PO Box #331, Central Station, Yonkers, NY 10710-0331. Purpose: General. #57780 THE ANNUAL RETURN OF THE LOOKOUT FUND, INC. for the calendar year ended December 31, 2011 is available at its principal office located at 800 Westchester Avenue, Suite S-618, Rye Brook, NY 105731373 for inspection during regular business hours by any citizen who requests it within 180 days hereof. Principal Manager of the Foundation is WILLIAM R. HANDELMAN. #57781 Notice is hereby given that an Application for a Restaurant Wine Liquor License, Serial #1262345 and an On-Premises Liquor License Serial #1262342 has been applied for by the undersigned in two Restaurants under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law one at 1000 West Hill Drive., and the 2nd at 1000 West Hill Drive, both in Somers, New York 10589, Westchester County; /s/ SOMERS POINTE CULINARY LLC d/b/a The Pinnacle #57783 Notice is hereby given that an Application for an upgrade from a Restaurant Wine Liquor License to an On-Premises Liquor License Serial #1262562 has been applied for by the undersigned in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 202 204 East Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale, New York 10530, Westchester County; /s/ FRANKIE & FANUCCIíS HARTSDALE LLC #57784 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Limited Liability Company, Name: Mindful Applications, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secy. of State (SSNY) on 3/19/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail a copy of process against LLC to principal business address: 220 Long Hill Rd. East, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510. Purpose: Any lawful business activity. #57785 AHS Management Services & Tax, LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/20/12. Offc. loc.: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 58 Lambert Ridge; Cross River, NY 10518. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57786

EB STUDIOS, LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/05/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Steve Erenberg , 23 Furnace Brook Dr, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57787 AFFIRM RESIDENTIAL LLC, a domestic LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/09/2012. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 272 Scarsdale Road, Tuckahoe, NY 10707. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57788 SAGACIOUS ADVISOR GROUP, LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 04/06/2012. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 11/10/2011. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 33 Thornbury Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Address required to be maintained in DE: 16192 Coastal Hwy Lewes DE 19958. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal St., Suite 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57789 NEW RYAN BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 04/18/2012. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 04/13/2012. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 21 Hillandale Dr. , New Rochelle, NY 10804. Address required to be maintained in DE: 310 Alder Road P.O. Box 841 Dover DE 19904. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal St., Suite 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57790 HOUSE OF SPORTS LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 02/27/2012. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 10/19/2011. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O the LLC, 631 Saw Mill River Road 2nd Flr. , Ardsley, NY 10502. Address required to be maintained in DE: 1201 Orange St., Ste 600 One Commerce Ctr Wilmington DE 19801. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal St., Suite 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57791 ELM STREET SPORTS GROUP LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 03/23/2012. Office location: Westchester County. LLC formed in DE on 02/14/2011. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 631 Saw Mill River Road 2nd Flr., Ardsley, NY 10502. Address required to be maintained in DE: 1201 Orange St., Ste 600 One Commerce Ctr Wilmington DE 19801. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal St., Suite 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #57792 The Catholic Pulse LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/23/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Domenick J. Canale, 80 Edison Ave, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. Purpose: General. #57793 Ancol Realty LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/15/12. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 31 Bayley Ave, Yonkers, NY 10705. Registered Agent: Spiegel & Utrera, P.A., P.C., 1 Maiden Ln., 5th Fl, NY, NY, 10038 . Purpose: General. #57794 LT Interiors LLC, Art. of Org. filed with NY Secy. of State on 4/17/2012. Office located in Westchester County. 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: 11 Miles Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605 (the LLCís primary business location). LLC may engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be formed. #57795

Rosehill IRA Fund LLC, Art. of Org. filed with NY Secy. of State on 3/29/2012. Office located in Westchester County. 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: PO Box 503, Rye, NY 10580 (the LLCís primary business location). LLC may engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be formed. #57796 Julie Rath LLC, Art. of Org. filed with NY Secy. of State on 04/20/2012. Office located in New York County. 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: 150 East 85th Street, Suite 2g, New York, NY 10028North Salem, NY 10560 (the LLCís primary business location). LLC may engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be formed. #57797 MacDonald Architecture Studio, PLLC Notice of formation of MacDonald Architecture Studio, PLLC filed with the Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/22/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the PLLC, 1001 Kensington Way, Mount Kisco, NY 10549. Purpose: For the practice of the profession of Architecture. #57798 Notice of Formation of macan deve, llc. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 4/13/12. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 763 Blackberry Lane, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. Purpose: any lawful activity. #57799

For information regarding this section please contact Beverly Visosky at (914) 694-3600 ext. 3027


THELIST: HOSPITALS RANKED BY NUMBER OF BEDS. LISTED ALPHABETICALLY IN EVENT OF TIE

HUDSON VALLEY REGION NEXT LIST: MAY 7 hudson valley LARGEST PUBLIC COMPANIES

HOSPITALS

Rank

Ranked by number of beds. Listed alphabetically in event of tie.

Name, address, phone number Area code: 845 (unless otherwise noted) Website

1

Orange Regional Medical Center

2

Nyack Hospital

3

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center

4

Vassar Brothers Medical Center

5

Saint Francis Hospital

6

Bon Secours Community Hospital

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707 E. Main St., Middletown 10940 333-1000 • ormc.org

160 N. Midland Ave., Nyack 10960 348-2000 • nyackhospital.org

255 Lafayette Ave., Suffern 10901 368-5000 • bschs.bonsecours.com

45 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie 12601 454-8500 • health-quest.org

241 North Road, Poughkeepsie 12601 483-5000 • sfhospital.org

160 E. Main St., Port Jervis 12771 858-7000 • bschs.bonsecours.com

Putnam Hospital Center 670 Stoneleigh Ave., Carmel 10512 279-5711 • putnamhospital.org

Benedictine Hospital (A member of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley) 105 Mary's Ave., Kingston 12401 338-2500 • hahv.org

Kingston Hospital (A member of HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley) 396 Broadway, Kingston 12401 331-3131 • hahv.org

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St. Anthony Community Hospital 15 Maple Ave., Warwick 10990 986-2276 • bschs.bonsecours.com

Ellenville Regional Hospital 10 Healthy Way, Ellenville 12428 647-6400 • ellenvilleregional.org

CEO/president Medical director Contact person Email address Year hospital established

Scott Batulis James Oxley D.O. Rob Lee 1892

Number of beds

383

Total number of employees

2,500

Number of 2010 admissions

NA

Number of 2010 outpatients

Unique departments or services

NA

Centers of excellence: Peter Frommer M.D. Heart Center, Tucker Center for Cancer Care, Eleanor T. Snow Center for Radiation Oncology, the bone and joint center, Stanley S. Dunkelman Diabetes Treatment Center, Ray W. Moody M.D. Breast Center, The Rowley Birthing Center, the center for sleep medicine, designated stroke center, inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services, inpatient rehabilitation services, infusion therapy, physical, occupational and speech therapy, diagnostic imaging services, surgical services

David H. Freed DHA Michael Rader M.D. Mary Shinick 1895

375

1,600

16,491

175,000

Breast center, Weill Cornell Multiple Sclerosis Center, joint replacement center, pediatric emergency department, wound care, addiction services, midwifery program

Philip Patterson Rodney Williams M.D. Chief medical officer Deborah Marshall 1903

370

1,800

21,000

62,400

Open-heart surgery center, cardiac catheterization, wound and hyperbaric institute, bariatric surgery center of excellence, renal dialysis center, center for breast health

Janet Ready Stephen Katz M.D. Theresa Mulkins vbmcinfo@health-quest.org 1887

365

1,956

21,486

305,864

Heart hospital featuring award-winning cardiac care; women’s and children’s services offers the regions only high–risk pregnancy center, Level 3 neonatal intensive care and dedicated pediatric units; comprehensive cancer center, award-winning emergency department

Bob Savage J. Keith Festa M.D. Larry Hughes 1914

330

1,300

8,655

278,650

Level II trauma center

187

670

12,100

19,980

164

1,076

7,50

130,841 (procedures)

Philip Patterson Rodney Williams M.D. Chief medical officer

Deborah Marshall 1923 Maureen Zipparo President Henry Kamin M.D. Marge Schneider phcinfo@health-quest.org 1964

St. Joseph's Place long-term and short-term rehabilitation, bariatric surgery center of excellence, inpatient psyche Orthopedic institute, pain management, wound care and hyperbarics, infusion, radiation oncology, behavioral health, sleep disorders, ambulatory surgery, birthing center, imaging, rehabilitation

David Lundquist Frank Ehrlich M.D. Sylvia Murphy info@hahv.org 1901

150

WND

Elective surgery services and expanded inpatient and outpatient specialty services, including othopedic surgery, mental health services, rehabilitation and detox, oncology and breast center services, physical medicine and rehabilitation, cardiology, radiology and sleep center services

David W. Lundquist Frank Ehrlich M.D. Sylvia Murphy info@hahv.org 1894

150

WND

Emergency services, accredited chest pain center; specialized programs, including the family birth place, wound care center, hyperbaric oxygen center, cardiology services, stroke center Women's imaging center, Kennedy Birthing Center, day at a time adult day care center, Schervier Pavilion skilled nursing facility, Mount Alverno Center assisted living program, center for physical rehabilitation

Philip Patterson Rodney Williams M.D. Chief medical officer

73

630

6,850

12,300

25

210

NA

NA

Deborah Marshall 1939 Steven L. Kelley Walter Sperling M.D. 2000

Critical access hospital

Questions or comments, call 694-3600, ext. 3005. This list is a sampling of our Hospitals List. The full list will be available through our digital edition via westfaironline.com. NA Not available. WND Would not disclose.

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GOOD happening In and THINGS about the hudson valley tice, an early adopter of electronic health records and the philosophy of value-based medical care, is also known for its philanthropic support of many outstanding community organizations. He is currently enrolled in Columbia Law School.

Financially speaking

Orchids, oil by Mitchell Saler of Middletown.

MAG marks 66th year The Middletown Art Group (MAG) celebrates its 66th birthday with its annual spring show at Orange Hall Gallery, SUNY Orange, located at the corner of Grandview and Wawayanda avenues in Middletown. The exhibition, on view May 11 through June 19, will hold nearly 90 artworks in a variety of media, including watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, graphite, collage, mixed media, photography and sculpture, all of which will be judged by awarding-winning fine artist Clayton Buchanan of Newburgh. Awards will be presented during the free and open-to the-public reception May 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. Pianist Bev Poyerd of Washingtonville will play jazz, classical and contemporary music. Exhibit hours vary. For more information, call (845) 341-4891.

“Financial and legacy planning for business owners: What you need to know,” the focus of a May 30 free and open-to the-public program co-hosted by Mount Saint Mary College and the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, will be held at the college’s Aquinas Hall Theatre, 330 Powell Ave., Newburgh. Program topics will include wealth preservation and growth, business structures and valuation, “key man” insurance, succession planning and gifting to loved ones and charities. The panel of experts include financial advisor Edie Haughney, CIMA, of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; insurance planning specialist John O’Reilly of Capitas Financial; Ita Rahilly, CPA, AEP of Vanacore, DeBenedictis, DiGovanni and Weddell; and attorney Steven L. Tarshis of Tarshis, Catania, Liberth, Mahon, and Milligram. The moderator will be Karen Minogue, executive director of the Community Foundation. Registration 5 p.m., program from 5:30 to 7 p.m. A complimentary reception with the experts will follow and light refreshments will be served. Reservations are requested by May 23. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Mount Saint Mary College at (845) 569-3286 or rsvp@msmc. edu or the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan at (845) 769-9393 or admin@cfoc-ny.org.

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Collage by Hungarian artist Istvan Horkay.

The surreal appeal The Seligmann Center for Surrealism exhibition “Homage to Kurt Seligmann,” curated by Jonathan Talbot and Jessica Lawrence, will be on display at the late artist’s estate in Sugar Loaf through June 15. The international show features collage works by regional artists as well as works from artists in Washington, California, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and from Brazil, Hungary, Italy and Tasmania. The center’s mission to further the understanding of the life and work of Seligmann and his contemporaries, as well as advance the study of surrealism and its ongoing legacy, is supported by the Orange County Citizens Foundation. Gallery hours are Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and weekends by appointment. Many of the works are for sale. For more information or to make a weekend appointment, call (845) 469-9459 during business hours or email bonnie@occitizensfoundation.org.

Foundation honors leaders The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan has named health care advocate Dr. Hal Teitelbaum and the town of Thompson Supervisor Anthony Cellini as this year’s recipients of the David T. Cocks Award for Commitment to Community. They will be recognized at the foundation’s reception Nov. 14. Cellini was elected to the Thompson Town Board in 1974 and has been supervisor since 1993. His commitment to economic development continues to attract major development projects to the community, including the $600-million destination resort proposed by Entertainment Properties Trust and Empire Resorts, which would bring 1,000 jobs to the former Concord Hotel property. Teitelbaum is the founder, managing partner and CEO of Crystal Run Healthcare. The cutting-edge medical prac-

Spotlight on legendary vocalist Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot will perform at the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston May 11 at 8 p.m. Since his emergence from the Toronto folk-club scene in the ’60s, the master songwriter who penned “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Sundown,” and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” has released 20 albums. He has also composed hits for artists ranging from Bob Dylan to Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand and Harry Belafonte. Tickets at $65 Golden Circle, $49 adult and $44 members, are on sale at the Bardavon box office in Poughkeepsie, UPAC box office in Kingston or through ticketmaster.com. Contact Bardavon.org for more information.

Rossini’s feminist Mass

Gordon Lightfoot

Taconic Opera will be presenting a fully orchestrated Mass in June by famed composer Gioacchino Rossini, widely known for his comedic operas such as “The Barber of Seville,” and the universally recognizable overture “William Tell.” Not just any Mass, it has a historical component that’s of interest to both music historians and women everywhere. The Petite Messe Solennelle (small solemn Mass) was originally written to feature Rossini’s two favorite female artists, the sisters


Carlotta and Barbara Marchisio, who had debuted the duets in his opera “Semiramide.” However, the composer ended up in a battle with the Pope of Rome because at the time he composed the work in 1863, the Catholic Church did not allow women to sing in church, a practice dating back to the Middle Ages. Over the course of centuries, women had finally been allowed to perform in public but still not in religious settings. Rossini’s original composition was scored for two pianos and harmonium and lent itself to intimate concerts in nonchurch venues, thereby making it possible for his favorite soprano and contralto to perform the stunning solos, duets and trios he created for this masterpiece. Taconic Opera will be presenting the rarely performed fully orchestrated version of the Mass with professional lead soloists (women included) and orchestra Saturday June 2, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday June 3 at 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Ossining on the corner of Emwilton Place and Route 9. Tickets can be purchased online at taconicopera.org or by calling Taconic Opera box office at (855) 886-7372.

The view of Boscobel’s Rose Garden in early spring from the west side terrace.

list of competitions. Recently, Poghosyan helped organize the “Requiem and Resurrection” concert. In addition to performing, she teaches at her alma mater, the Manhattan School of Music. A pre-concert introduction to the evening’s music by Gordon Shacklett begins at 6:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $25 for reserved seating, $20 for general admission, $15 for seniors, $10 for students; children under 7 are admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased at the door or reserved by calling (845) 913-7157 or visiting newburghsymphony.org.

2012 Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival completes casting Karine Poghosvan

Heavenly music at Aquinas Hall The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra, directed and conducted by Woomyung Choe, presents Russian Rapture, an evening of Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky, Saturday May 12, 7:30 p.m., at Aquinas Hall, Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh. Rachmaninoff ’s sonorous, passionate concerto is in the wonderfully capable vocal chords of Kariné Poghosyan, who began music studies in her native Armenia and continued in the U.S. after her arrival in 1998. She made her orchestral debut at 14, her solo Carnegie Hall debut at 23 and is the winner of a long

Terry O’Brien, founding artistic director of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (HVSF) has announced that casting for the 2012 is complete and the company is in rehearsal. Joined by actors new to HVSF, many company members familiar to festival audiences will return for the 26th season, including Michael Borrelli, Richard Ercole, Katie Hartke, Patrick Halley, Wesley Mann, Jason O’Connell, Ryan Quinn, Stephen Paul Johnson, and Gabra Zackman. HVSF also welcomes company Manager Deborah Barrigan to the season, which runs from June 12 through Sept. 2. For the second time in the festival’s 26-year history, the romantic comedy “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” directed by Terrence O’Brien, will be presented. Carl Howell and Angela Janas will take on the roles of the star-crossed lovers in “Romeo and Juliet,” directed by associate artistic Director Christopher Edwards. This will

be the second production of the classic romantic tragedy at the festival. The third production of the season “The 39 Steps” welcomes veteran director Russell Treyz to the HVSF Company for the first time. Tickets are available online at hvshakespeare.org or for purchase from the box office, open May 7, at (845) 265-9575

Special times at Boscobel May is full of delightful programs at Boscobel in Cold Spring, including • May 5, 2 to 4 p.m. A Duncan Phyfe lecture and Boscobel tour with Peter M. Kenny of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Space is limited. $75 per person includes lecture and tour. • May 13, 3 to 5 p.m. Spend quality time with your mom and experience a traditional British cream tea, provided by Fresh Co. catering. Also on the menu are homemade scones, clotted cream, lemon curd, raspberry jam, cucumber sandwiches and Dammann Freres tea. Paid reservations required; space limited. $40 per person. • May 20, 1 to 4 p.m. Boscobel’s first food and wine sampling affair will bring together some of the finest caterers, restaurants, bakeries, wineries and vineyards in the Hudson Valley and beyond, on the west meadow overlooking the Hudson River in a glorious tent. Advance ticket purchase requested. $30 per person for food and wine sampler; $20 per person food-only sampler. Free for children 12 and under. For more information, visit Boscobel.org or call (845) 265-3638.

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FACTS& FIGURES on the record HUDSON VALLEY Building Loans Below $1 million Highview Estates of Orange County Inc., Washingtonville, as owner. Lender: Greater Hudson Bank N.A., Middletown. Property: in New Windsor and Woodbury. Amount: $550,000. Filed April 17. Manitaras, Anastasios, Nanuet, as owner. Lender: Greater Hudson Bank N.A. Property: in Tuxedo. Amount: $800,000. Filed April 23.

JC Dutchess Realty L.L.C., Mount Kisco. Seller: Rosette Cohen, Poughkeepsie. Property: in Pough35 Forest 304 Corp., Monroe. Sell- keepsie. Amount: $600,000. Filed er: Jacob Grossman, Woodridge. April 17. Property: 35 Forest Road, Unit 304, Monroe. Amount: $45,000. Field N and C Land Corp., Cornwall. April 23. Seller: Shamrock Creek L.L.C., New Windsor. Property: in New AJCU L.L.C., Hurley. Seller: Sawkill Windsor. Amount: $350,000. Filed Road Property L.L.C., Lake Ka- April 20. trine. Property: in Ulster. Amount: $220,000. Filed April 17. New Gen Construction Inc., Campbell Hall. Seller: Michael Baker Residential L.P., White Benzinger, et al, Campbell Hall. Plains. Seller: SCC-Canyon II Property: in Hamptonburgh. L.L.C. Property: in New Windsor. Amount: $66,000. Filed April 24. Amount: $144,000. Filed April 24. New Gen Construction Inc., Cartus Financial Corp., Danbury, Campbell Hall. Seller: Timer HoldConn. Seller: Vinh Lam, et al, Mon- ings L.L.C., Middletown. Proproe. Property: in Monroe. Amount: erty: in Hamptonburgh. Amount: $60,000. Filed April 24. $250,000. Filed April 23.

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Muccari, Anthony G., et al, Middletown, as owner. Lender: Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Poughkeepsie. Property: 31 W. Dutchess Point L.L.C., Beacon. Corbett Road, Montgomery 12549. Seller: Dale F. Lukaszewski, HighAmount: $325,000. Filed April 23. land. Property: in Beacon. Amount: $112,500. Filed April 16. Pacheco, Philip A., et al, as owner. Lender: Trustco Bank. Property: in Happyway Properties L.L.C., Beekman. Amount: $190,000. Filed Middletown. Seller: Pittsburgh April 20. Plate Glass L.L.C., Montgomery. Property: 1625 Route 211, Middletown. Amount: $550,000. Filed April 19.

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Hatov Realty L.L.C., Monroe. Seller: Solomon Klagsbrun, MonAbove $1 million roe. Property: 11 Lemberg Way, Unit 302, Monroe 10950. Amount: DK Healey Properties L.L.C., $256,000. Filed April 24. Poughkeepsie. Seller: Argonaut Holdings L.L.C. Property: in Heermance Farm, New York City. Poughkeepsie. Amount: $3.1 mil- Seller: James Higgins, et al, Gerlion. Filed April 19. mantown. Property: in Red Hook. Open Space Conservancy Inc., New York. Seller: Soyuzivka Una Estate L.L.C., Parsippany, N.J. Property: in Wawarsing. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed April 19. 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

Amount: $65,000. Filed April 19. Heirloom Farms L.L.C., Westtown. Seller: Tally Ho Properties L.L.C., Westtown. Property: in Minisink. Amount: $141,000. Filed April 23. Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Poughkeepsie. Seller: Howard C. Rindner, Blauvelt. Property: 25 American Way, Newburgh. Amount: $134,941. Filed April 23. Huguenot Street Farm Partners L.L.C., New Paltz, as owner. Lender: Owen King, et al, New Paltz. Property: 196 Huguenot St., New Paltz 12561. Amount: $500,000. Filed April 16.

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Amici Pizzeria I Inc., Middletown. $120 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21. AMTC Inc., Fort Montgomery. $139 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 18. Anna’s Restaurant and Pizzeria Inc., Montgomery. $1,312 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 18. Asyy Inc., Port Jervis. $1,471 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 18.

DCO Realty Company Inc., d.b.a. Crossley Association, Newburgh. $1,047 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and FiCabinets-N-More Inc., Cornwall. nance, Albany. Filed Nov. 22. $3,279 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and DJ’s Auto Corp., Middletown. $1,695 in favor of the New York Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 18. State Department of Taxation and Carmine’s Bakery Inc., d.b.a. Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21. Carmine’s Italian-American Pastry Shoppe, Middletown. $1,274 in Drip Drop Waterproofing Inc., favor of the New York State Depart- Monroe. $437 in favor of the New ment of Labor and the Department York State Department of Taxation of Taxation and Finance, Albany. and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21. Filed Nov. 22. Dunleavy Title Abstractors Inc., Cerf Products Inc., Kingston. Newburgh. $108 in favor of the $836 in favor of the New York State New York State Department of Department of Taxation and Fi- Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21. nance, Albany. Filed April 19. C.B.J.D. Realty Inc., Washingtonville. $209 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 18.

Bagels Etc., Port Jervis. $2,113 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department Christine’s Creative Designs Inc., The J.E. Paggi Corp., Poughkeep- of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Monroe. $161 in favor of the New sie. Seller: Woodcliff Construction Filed Nov. 22. York State Department of Taxation Corp., Poughkeepsie. Property: in and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 18. Esopus. Amount: $127,155. Filed Barbera Corp., Middletown. $327 April 18. in favor of the New York State De- CMS and Sons Inc., New Windpartment of Taxation and Finance, sor. $1,217 in favor of the New York Valcon America Corp., Sugar Albany. Filed Nov. 18. State Department of Labor and the Loaf. Seller: Pharm Partners, ChestDepartment of Taxation and Finut Ridge. Property: in Minisink. Bel Mondo Trattoria Inc., New- nance, Albany. Filed Nov. 22. Amount: $95,000. Filed April 19. burgh. $414 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation Cocuzza Inc., New Windsor. Wags Realty Associates L.L.C., and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 18. $1,887 in favor of the New York Newburgh. Seller: James Evans Sr., State Department of Taxation and Plattekill. Property: in Newburgh. Berg’s Auto Repair Inc., Central Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 18. Amount: $52,000. Filed April 18. Valley. $1,906 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation Conklin Services and Construcand Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 18. tion Inc., Newburgh. $39,476 in favor of the New York State DepartJudgments Bialas Asphalt Pavements Inc., ment of Taxation and Finance, AlNew Hampton. $1,047 in favor of bany. Filed Nov. 18. 2B3G Construction Company the New York State Department Inc., Highland. $1,442 in favor of of Labor and the Department of Constantinos 26 Inc., Middlethe New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed town. $482,798 in favor of the New Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 22. York State Department of Taxation April 19. and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21. Blue Line Framing Contractor A and S Subway Inc., Chester. Inc., New Windsor. $1,047 in favor Corner Stone Improvements $797 in favor of the New York State of the New York State Department Inc., Middletown. $1,756 in favor Department of Taxation and Fi- of Labor and the Department of of the New York State Department nance, Albany. Filed Nov. 18. Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Nov. 22. Filed Nov. 18. A. and A. Giangrasso Inc., Highland. $398 in favor of the New York BP Vending and Amusement Daniel Schuyler Inc., Newburgh. State Department of Taxation and Services Inc., Middletown. $1,047 $419 in favor of the New York State Finance, Albany. Filed April 19. in favor of the New York State De- Department of Taxation and Fipartment of Labor and the Depart- nance, Albany. Filed Nov. 18. Abe’s Development Inc., Monroe. ment of Taxation and Finance, Al$1,954 in favor of the New York bany. Filed Nov. 22. DCL Facility Maintenance Inc., State Department of Taxation and Newburgh. $1,047 in favor of Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 18. Butcher Man Inc., Newburgh. the New York State Department $979 in favor of the New York State of Labor and the Department of Albi’s Pizza Deli Restaurant Inc., Department of Labor and the De- Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Newburgh. $27,238 in favor of the partment of Taxation and Finance, Nov. 22. New York State Department of Albany. Filed Nov. 22. Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 18.

Dylan and Arton Inc., Newburgh. $58,465 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21. East Coast Gear Heads, Monroe. $250 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21. Express Taxi and Car Services Inc., Newburgh. $529 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21. Fancys By Nancy, Highland Falls. $200 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21. FM Market Inc., Fort Montgomery. $1,498 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21. G and T Auto Parts of Mid-Orange Inc., Goshen. $552 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21. Giordano’s Wood Fired Pizza and Family Restaurant, Saugerties. $5,303 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 19. Granite Evolution Corp., Monroe. $1,047 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 22.


Highland Glass and Metal Inc., Highland. $106 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 19.

Keans Catering Inc., Port Jervis. $1,403 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21.

Hoot Owl Bar and Grill Inc., Pine Bush. $724 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 19.

Kim’s Korner, Kingston. $618 in favor of the New York State Depart- New York City Gift Warehouse, ment of Taxation and Finance, Al- Newburgh. $100 in favor of the bany. Filed April 19. New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Kingston Hot Rods Automotive Nov. 22. Center Inc., Kingston. $1,271 in favor of the New York State Depart- NK Flooring L.L.C., Campbell ment of Taxation and Finance, Al- Hall. $1,152 in favor of the New bany. Filed April 19. York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation LND Enterprises Inc., Newburgh. and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 22. $2,021 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Norim Enterprise Inc., Monroe. Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21. $1,065 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the LP Air Conditioning and Heat- Department of Taxation and Fiing Corp., Newburgh. $909 in nance, Albany. Filed Nov. 22. favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, OC Management Inc., MiddleAlbany. Filed Nov. 21. town. $794 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Mama Pina Inc., Middletown. Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21. $27,506 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Ohayo Mountain Plumbing Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21. and Heating Corp., Woodstock. $15,860 in favor of the New York Master Eliminator Pest Control State Department of Taxation and L.L.C., Highland Falls. $1,047 in Finance, Albany. Filed April 19. favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department Oiroo Inc., Monroe. $,1047 in faof Taxation and Finance, Albany. vor of the New York State DepartFiled Nov. 22. ment of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Michael’s Quality Driveway Seal- Filed Nov. 22. ing Inc., Chester. $1,401 in favor of the New York State Department of Orange County Drywall Services Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Inc., Newburgh. $305 in favor of Nov. 21. the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Morty’s Gourmet Inc., Big Indian. Nov. 21. $583 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Fi- P and J Empire Auto Inc., New nance, Albany. Filed April 19. Windsor. $1,047 in favor of the New York State Department of Mr. Karz Inc., d.b.a. U-Save Car Labor and the Department of and Truck Rental and Stellar Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Limousine, New Windsor. $1,047 Nov. 22. in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Depart- PCW Millworks Inc., Tuxedo ment of Taxation and Finance, Al- Park. $1,047 in favor of the New bany. Filed Nov. 22. York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation New Educational Frontiers and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 22. L.L.C., Middletown. $100 in favor of the New York State Department PD Construction of Warwick of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Inc., Warwick. $1,033 in favor of Filed Nov. 21. the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed New Vernon Tavern Corp., Mid- Nov. 21. dletown. $1,047 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Peripheral Visions, Peripheral and the Department of Taxation Views, Monroe. $200 in favor of and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 22. the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 22.

Hornet Group Inc., Port Jervis. $1,268 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21. Hudson Valley HVAC Inc., Montgomery. $443 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21. Innovative Home Improvement Inc., Greenwood Lake. $1,047 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 22. Interstate Painters and Decorators Ltd., Greenwood Lake. $1,401 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21. J and M Cleaners 2007 L.L.C., New Windsor. $205 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21. J and S Custom Home Improvements, Cornwall. $1,047 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 22. J.K. O’Connor Enterprises Inc., New Windsor. $413 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21. Joey’s Diner Inc., Middletown. $1,792 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21. Jolly O Restaurant Corp., Pine Island. $1,438 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21. Joscon Inc., Newburgh. $1,926 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21. K and K I C Corp., Monroe. $1,906 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21.

New Windsor Restaurant Company Inc., New Windsor. $1,792 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21.

Personal Touch Cleaning Enterprises Inc., Campbell Hall. $327 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21.

The Country Pumpkin, Hurley. $908 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 19.

The Kingston Clock Shop, KingsPhoenix Preowned Inc., Marl- ton. $1,176 in favor of the New York boro. $826 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 19. Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21. The Rink Side Sports Café Inc., Pretzel Time of Newburgh Inc., Newburgh. $144 in favor of the Newburgh. $3,891 in favor of the New York State Department of New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 22. Nov. 22. The Wreck Room Inc., d.b.a. East Pro-Cut Landscaping Inc., New- Side Bar and Grill, Walden. $1,047 burgh. $1,047 in favor of the New in favor of the New York State DeYork State Department of Labor partment of Labor and the Departand the Department of Taxation ment of Taxation and Finance, Aland Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 22. bany. Filed Nov. 22. Ray Tourso Inc., Greenwood Lake. $373 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 22. Rivas Siguencia Corp., Goshen. $1,559 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 22. RS Landscaping, Warwick. $1,047 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 22. RSF L.L.C., d.b.a. Giovanni’s Bakery, Monroe. $1,047 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 22. Stienstra Electric Inc., Goshen. $1,047 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 22. Stoneridge Landscape Contractors Inc., Newburgh. $1,047 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 22. Taxi Rapido Inc., Newburgh. $1,047 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 22. The Art Café of Woodstock L.L.C., d.b.a. Krazy Kate’s Landmark Inn, Boiceville. $947 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed April 19.

Alvarado, Alejandro, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $398,712 affecting property located at 20 Rhoda Ave., Haverstraw 10927. Filed March 23. Anthony Lucarelli as heir at law and next of kin to the estate of Pasquale Lucarelli, al. Filed by James B. Nutter and Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 96 Highway Ave., Congers 10920. Filed March 7. Baldera, Ana, aka Ana Legros, et al. Filed by the State of New York Mortgage Agency. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $386,550 affecting property located at 98 Sutin Place, Ramapo 10977. Filed March 19.

T-N-T Jewelry Designs, Middletown. $272 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Ballard, Keith, et al. Filed by Clifford Ballard Jr. Action: seeks to Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21. foreclose on a mortgage to secure $215,000 affecting property located Vidina Ltd., Walden. $365 in favor at 135 Johnsontown Road, Ramaof the New York State Department po. Filed March 30. of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21. Bastone, Frank L., et al. Filed by JPMorgan Mortgage Acquisition Warwick Castle Tavern Inc., Corp. Action: seeks to foreclose Sterling Forest. $1,497 in favor of on a mortgage to secure $615,000 the New York State Department of affecting property located at 8 Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Yale Drive, New City 10956. Filed Nov. 21. Feb. 27. Wellbuilt Home Additions L.L.C., Monroe. $245 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor and the Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 22.

Bayer, Rifka B., et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $246,998 affecting property located at 97 N. Garfield Road 1, Spring Valley 10977. Filed March 15.

WRK Inc., Montgomery. $1,618 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Benn, Orson, et al. Filed by U.S. Albany. Filed Nov. 21. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure Ysabella’s Pizzeria Corp., May- $732,000 affecting property located brook. $3,192 in favor of the New at 39 Montebello Road, Suffern York State Department of Taxation 10901. Filed March 29. and Finance, Albany. Filed Nov. 21. Blagrove, Patrick, et al. Filed by Rockland Employees Federal Credit Union. Action: seeks to foreclose Lis Pendens on a mortgage to secure $186,400 affecting property located at 69 The following filings indicated a Bethune Blvd., Spring Valley 10977. legal action has been initiated, the Filed March 29. outcome of which may affect the title to the property listed. Bohovesky, Peter, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: Agency Management L.L.C., et seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to al. Filed by Keybank N.A. Action: secure $258,400 affecting property seeks to foreclose on a mortgage located at 4 Hamilton Place, South to secure an unspecified amount Nyack 10960. Filed Feb. 24. affecting property located at 51 S. Route 9W, West Haverstraw. Filed March 13. HV Biz • WCBJ • April 30, 2012

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FACTS&FIGURES Bonneau, Marie M., et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $418,000 affecting property located at 2 Jennifer Court, Spring Valley 10977. Filed March 12. Brenner, Michael A., et al. Filed by PHH Mortgage Corp. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $484,316 affecting property located at 15 Vincent St., Nanuet 10954. Filed March 19. Cary, Melissa, et al. Filed by GMAC Mortgage L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $529,000 affecting property located at 20 Shuart Road, Airmont 13104. Filed March 13. Citronebaum, Zeva, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $1 million affecting property located at 11 Jay Court, Monsey 10952. Filed March 16. Clark, Antoine, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $389,760 affecting property located at 12 Lea Court, Pomona 10970. Filed March 12.

Donovan, Cynthia, aka Cynthia A. Dimedio-Donovan, et al. Filed by The Bank of New York Mellon. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 14 Parkside Drive, Congers 10920. Filed March 26. Durand, Schinaider, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $226,800 affecting property located at 27 Hillside Ave., West Haverstraw 10993. Filed March 9. Eisenberg, Aron, et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $417,000 affecting property located at 104 Washington Ave., Spring Valley 10977. Filed Feb. 24.

Credits, Clients and Awards

Newsmakers

Orange Regional Dunkelman Diabetes Center education program has received continued national recognition from the American Diabetes Association. The education recognition certificate assures that the center meets the association’s high national standards for diabetes self-management education programs.

David Krol has been named chief of retail at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Most recently, Krol served as executive director of Boscobel House and Gardens, an early 19th century Hudson River restoration across the river from West Point.

From left, Orange Regional Dunkelman diabetes staff members Kristine Bihun, Laurie Porcaro, Shelly DeHaan and Maria Lacen

Jeanne La Barge, business development/marketing manager at Hudson Valley Contracting Group Inc., headquartered in New Hampton, has been elected to serve on the board of directors for the Hudson Valley Oil Heat Council, which represents 24 active oil-company members and 40 associate members.

Michelle McDonald has been named to the board of directors for Elant, a provider of senior health care and housing solutions. McDonald currently serves as the national client-relations manager for Joint Commissions Resources Inc. McDonald holds a bachelor’s degree from Mount St. Mary’s College and a master’s degree from New York Medical College.

Richard F. Liberth, senior partner at Tarshis, Catania, Liberth, Mahon & Milligram P.L.L.C., has been recognized by Worldwide Who’s Who – a networking resource for professionals to strengthen their business through effective branding and marketing – for exhibiting leadership, dedication and excellence in law. Liberth holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration Galkovich, Bella, et al. Filed by Marianne McGoldrick has joined Provident Bank, headfrom the University of Denver and a Juris Deutsche Bank National Trust quartered in Montebello, as senior managing director, commercial Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School. Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a banking, and will be responsible for leading the team to build and mortgage to secure $568,000 affectcultivate commercial relationships. Most recently, she served as vice ing property located at 145 Ridge president, senior relationship manager for HSBC where she was rePeople to People, a food pantry in Rockland County, has Road, New City 10956. Filed March earned a four-star rating (its highest rating possible) from Char- sponsible for the bank’s middle-market portfolio for the Hudson 21. ity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities. The four-star Valley region. rating, indicates that People to People adheres to good governance, Galvin, Jennifer, et al. Filed by fiscal responsibility and other best practices, minimizing the likeliWells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: Millbrook Vineyards and Winery has joined the Hudson seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to hood of unethical activities and interference with the group’s core Valley Food and Beverage Alliance as a founding member. The Allisecure $500,000 affecting property mission. Ellsworth, Bernard C., 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 509 York St., Malden 12453. Filed April 20.

Corvino, Jeannette, 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 46 Voorhis Ave., Nyack 10960. Filed located at 3 Pelham Court, Nanuet. March 13. Filed March 2. Crump, Shaaron, et al. Filed by The Bank of New York. Action: Gaudiello, Rosalie, et al. Filed seeks to foreclose on a mortgage by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. to secure $135,000 affecting prop- Action: seeks to foreclose on a erty located at 160 Burd St., Nyack mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located 10960. Filed March 12. at 29 Shepherd Ave., Greenwood DeVuono, Vincent J., et al. Filed Lake 10925. Filed April 17. by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to Glatzer, Abraham, et al. Filed secure $155,000 affecting property by Deutsche Bank National Trust located at 10 Deer Meadow Drive, Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a West Nyack 10994. Filed March 30. mortgage to secure $190,000 affecting property located at 71 SouthDiLuzio, Louis M., et al. Filed by gate Drive, Spring Valley 10977. Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks Filed March 2. to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $120,000 affecting property located Goldberger, Avraham, et al. Filed at 394 Crescent Ave., Clintondale by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a 12515. Filed April 18. mortgage to secure an unspecified Dominguez, Fines, et al. Filed by amount affecting property located Westcoast Servicing Inc. Action: at 19 Brewer Road, Monsey 10952. seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to Filed March 9. secure $175,000 affecting property located at 44-46 Church St., Garnerville. Filed March 23.

Kathy Russo, general manager of the Homewood Suites Newburgh/Stewart Airport, has been chosen for the Most Valuable Player award by Hilton Hotels. Under the leadership of Russo, who became general manager in April 2008, Homewood Suites has scored an “outstanding” rating under Hilton’s rigorous qualityassurance system for the seventh consecutive rating period. The evaluations are conducted twice annually.

ance, launched by the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp., focuses on helping food and beverage companies in the region market their products throughout the U.S.

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Rockland Business Assocation honors the “2012 Pinnacle Award Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union has announced Winners,” 5:30 p.m., Marriott Hotel, 300 Brae Blvd., Park Ridge, N.J. that Lynda Beisner, Matt Giorgi, Ilske Veringa and Cathy West $275 nonmembers; $185 members. For information,call 735-2100.  

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Lehman, Alan L., et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $259,250 affecting property located at 24 Hillside Drive, West Shokan 12494. Filed April 17.

Nibble Nook Diner L.L.C., et al. Filed by Ulster Savings Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $140,000 affecting property located at 3542 Main St., Stone Ridge 12484. Filed April 20.

Requa, Robert G., et al. Filed by IndyMac Federal Bank F.S.B. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $510,000 affecting property located at 33 New County Road, Monsey. Filed March 22.

Luciano, Leonardo, et al. Filed by PHH Mortgage Corp. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $340,100 affecting property located at 76 Maple Ave., Haverstraw 10927. Filed March 21.

Palazzo, Robert, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $368,000 affecting property located at 21 Cedar Flats Road, Stony Point 10980. Filed March 13.

Rhino Realty of Rockland L.L.C., et al. Filed by Bayview Loan Servicing L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $560,000 affecting property located at 56 Broadway Ave., Haverstraw 10927. Filed March 22.

Pek, Andrew, 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 161 Tweed Blvd., Piermont 10968. Filed March 29.

Haugh, Kevin T., et al. Filed by GMAC Mortgage L.L.C. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $221,906 affecting property located at 235 N. Middletown Road, Unit C, Pearl River 10965. Filed March 21.

Mancini, Frank J., et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Keywork, Raymond J., et al. Filed Action: seeks to foreclose on a by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. mortgage to secure an unspecified Action: seeks to foreclose on a amount affecting property located mortgage to secure an unspecified at 3 Dr. Marquise Drive, Thiells amount affecting property located 10984. Filed March 19. at 19 Wells Ave., Congers 10920. Filed March 21. Marable, Brian D., et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. AcKim, Ki, et al. Filed by JPMorgan tion: seeks to foreclose on a mortChase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to gage to secure $272,570 affecting foreclose on a mortgage to secure property located at 63 Alan Road $1.4 million affecting property 10-4, Spring Valley 10977. Filed located at 25 Tweed Blvd., Nyack March 6. 10960. Filed March 22. Marsh, Amelia, et al. Filed by King, Brendan W., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: PHH Mortgage Corp. Action: seeks seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to foreclose on a mortgage to secure to secure an unspecified amount $190,000 affecting property located affecting property located at 513 S. at 40 Sierra Vista Lane, Valley Cot- Mountain Road, No. 515, Gardiner tage 10989. Filed March 15. 12525. Filed April 19.

Haven, Kendra L., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $420,000 affecting property located at 65 Chestnut Hill Road, Stone Ridge 12484. Filed April 18.

Klock, Deborah L., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $450,000 affecting property located at 19 Cottage Ave., Nanuet 10954. Filed March 29.

Henry, Robert, et al. Filed by the Federal National Mortgage Association. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 75 Richard Court 7E, Pomona 10970. Filed March 19.

Kriesberg, Simcha, et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $630,000 affecting property located at 3 Belmar Court, Suffern 10901. Filed March 28.

Greenbaum, Shraga E., et al. Filed by Wachovia Mortgage Corp. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $85,000 affecting property located at 10 Milrose Lane, Monsey 10952. Filed Feb. 24. Greene, Dexter, aka Dexter Green, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $304,000 affecting property located at 47 Leonard St., Haverstraw 10927. Filed March 2. Hall, Kenneth C., 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 51 Cricketown Road, Stony Point 10980. Filed March 15. Haller, Todd, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $333,700 affecting property located at 22 Underwood Road, Monsey 10952. Filed March 23.

Jabouin, Marie Martine, et al. Filed by The Bank of New York Mellon. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $200,000 affecting property located at 46 Waldron Ave., Nyack 10960. Filed March 14. Jimenez-Zayas, Sandra, et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $276,500 affecting property located at 1 Babcock Court, Stony Point 10980. Filed March 8.

Lebovitch, Bernard, et al. Filed Holland, Kimberly S., et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: Action: seeks to foreclose on a seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to mortgage to secure an unspecified secure $204,000 affecting property amount affecting property located located at 203 Prospect Road, Mon- at 25 Dana Road, Monsey 10952. roe 10950. Filed April 17. Filed March 13. Hwang, Eun Hee, et al. Filed by EverBank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $250,000 affecting property located at 61 Tennyson Drive, Nanuet 10954. Filed March 8. Ingalls, Patricia, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $218,500 affecting property located in Clarkstown. Filed Feb. 29.

Lee, Moon J., aka Jee Young Lee Moon, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $408,000 affecting property located at 15 Steep Hill Road, Nanuet 10954. Filed March 6.

Peterson, Carl, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $361,635 affecting property located at 139 Rockland Lane, Spring Valley 10977. Filed March 28. Polchinski, Robyn A., et al. Filed by Wachovia Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $172,000 affecting property located at 9 Molson Blvd., Plattekill 12548. Filed April 17.

Rivera, Alberto, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $400,000 affecting property located at 3 Rockridge Drive, Thiells 10984. Filed March 12. Rodriguez, Ameify, 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 27 Alexander Ave., Spring Valley 10977. Filed March 21. Sanon, Jady, 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 11 Funston Ave., Spring Valley 10977. Filed March 2.

Powers, Scott M., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $135,000 affecting property located at 2 Covati Court, Stony Point 10980. Filed March 6.

Santana, Grecia, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $346,000 affecting property located at 20 Hoover Place, Stony Point 10980. Filed Pretto, Donald, et al. Filed by March 16. Menge, William, et al. Filed by Flagstar Bank F.S.B. Action: seeks Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to to foreclose on a mortgage to se- Satterfield, Kathleen A., aka foreclose on a mortgage to secure cure an unspecified amount af- Kathleen A. Kelly, et al. Filed by $340,000 affecting property located fecting property located at 19 Old Wilmington Trust Co. Action: seeks at 47 Ryerson Road, Warwick. Filed Stage Road, Saugerties 12477. to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $195,000 affecting property located April 17. Filed April 17. at 268 N. Liberty Drive, Tomkins Meze, Yolette M., aka Yolette M. Quattrocchi, Ann M., et al. Filed Cove 10986. Filed March 27. Accime, et al. Filed by BankUnited by IndyMac Federal Bank F.S.B. F.S.B. Action: seeks to foreclose on Action: seeks to foreclose on a Scalisi, Gloria, et al. Filed by a mortgage to secure $352,000 af- mortgage to secure $535,000 af- U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to fecting property located at 14 Clin- fecting property located at 5 Per- foreclose on a mortgage to secure ton St., Spring Valley 10977. Filed rins Peak Road, Stony Point 10980. $385,600 affecting property located at 34 Brightwood Ave., Pearl River March 29. Filed Feb. 24. 10965. Filed March 15. Medina, Iris, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $200,000 affecting property located at 15 Hewitt St., Garnerville 10923. Filed March 22.

Moskovits, Isaac, et al. Filed by Flagstar Bank F.S.B. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $296,650 affecting property located at 26 S. Cole Ave., Spring Valley 10977. Filed March 20.

Rakchev, Mark, et al. Filed by Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $180,000 affecting property located at 12 Leggs Mills Road, Ulster. Filed April 17.

Moskovitz, Eliyahu A., et al. Filed by Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $202,000 affecting property located at 591 Union Road, Spring Valley 10977. Filed March 22.

Ravenna, Laura, aka Laura Curran, et al. Filed by The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 30 Viola Road, Montebello 10901. Filed March 21.

Scardigno, Corrado, 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 7 Helen Court, Spring Valley 10977. Filed Feb. 29. Sheps. Isaiah C., et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $260,000 affecting property located at 8 Bartlett Road, Monsey 10952. Filed March 22.

Simakovsky, Ilya R., 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 3 Deer Park Road, Orangeburg 10962. Filed March 26. Spagna, Thomas, 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 124 Millbrook Mountain Drive, Arkville 12406. Filed April 18. Teitelbaum, Aaron, et al. Filed by Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 6 Diltz Road, Pomona 10970. Filed Feb. 24. Tejada, Ramon, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $352,000 affecting property located at 13 Victor Ave., Haverstraw. Filed March 16. Tenemille, Ernst, et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $430,000 affecting property located at 21 Oriole St., Chestnut Ridge 10977. Filed March 14. Terzian, Patricia B., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $170,000 affecting property located at 8 Hirsch Drive, Garnerville 10923. Filed March 9. Tricario, John, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $397,276 affecting property located at 173 Foxwood Road, West Nyack 10994. Filed Feb. 24. Vasquez, Nancy, aka Nancy Vazquez, aka Nancy Facciola, et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $160,000 affecting property located at 35 Conklin Ave., Haverstraw 10927. Filed March 6. Velez-Torres, Mary, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $250,000 affecting property located at 66 Demarest Ave., West Nyack 10994. Filed March 21. Verna, Frantz, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $562,161 affecting property located at 262 Ridge Road, New City 10956. Filed March 27.

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FACTS&FIGURES Wilson, Robert S., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $172,500 affecting property located at 8 Richard C. Brown Drive, Stony Point 10980. Filed March 19.

Kamran Khan/Cheekam King L.L.C., as owner. $68,888 as claimed by Tri County Development and Construction L.L.C., Campbell Hall. Property: 625 Broadway, Kingston. Filed April 17.

Wollman, Alexander, et al. Filed by Residential Credit Solutions Walsh, Thomas J., et al. Filed by Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to mortgage to secure $280,000 affectforeclose on a mortgage to secure ing property located in Clarkstown. $364,500 affecting property located Filed March 15. at 15 Schreiber Lane, Tappan 10983. Filed March 16. Zaks, Arych, et al. Filed by Countrywide Bank F.S.B. Action: seeks to Weinstein, Hersh, et al. Filed by foreclose on a mortgage to secure Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to $712,000 affecting property located foreclose on a mortgage to secure at 14 Cloverdale Lane, Monsey an unspecified amount affecting 10952. Filed March 12. property located at 16 Madeline Terrace, Spring Valley 10977. Filed March 7.

Morgon, Alonzo, et al, as owner. $1,603 as claimed by Aqua Medic Inc., Monroe. Property: 32 Center Hill Road, Monroe. Filed April 19.

Viohl, Frederick J., 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 6 Sand St., Haverstraw 10923. Filed March 2.

Mechanic’s Liens

Weiss, Henry, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $600,000 affecting property located at 1 Ruth Court, Monsey 10952. Filed March 30.

Abrams, Debra, as owner. $3,300 as claimed by Kingston Oil Company Corp., Saugerties. Property: 222 Springtown Road, New Paltz 12561. Filed April 19.

Overlook Development Fund Company Inc., as owner. $65,698 as claimed by Tri-County A/C and Refrigeration Inc., Middletown. Property: 250 Overlook Drive, Middletown. Filed April 19. Sage, Susan, as owner. $3,000 as claimed by Kingston Oil Supply Corp., Saugerties. Property: 8 Orchard Hill Road, Ulster Park 12487. Filed April 19. Warwick Senior Housing Associates, as owner. $8,400 as claimed by Tri-County A/C and Refrigeration Inc., Middletown. Property: Burt Farms I, 97 Foster Ave., Warwick. Filed April 19.

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Warwick Senior Housing Associates, as owner. $8,400 as claimed by Tri-County A/C and Refrigeration Inc., Middletown. Property: Burt Farms II, 97 Foster Ave., Warwick. Filed April 19.

Bert Schneider, 1425 Route 212, Miracks Day Spa, 814 HoagerSaugerties 12477, c/o Herbert Leb- burgh Road, Wallkill 12589, c/o er. Filed April 19. Christina Powers-Labbato. Filed April 18. Christiana Construction, 190 Harwich St., Kingston 12401, c/o Oakley Property ManageDeborah Christiana. Filed April 18. ment, 653 Route 2, Accord 12404, c/o Kenneth C. Oakley Jr. Contagion Clothing, 38 Schmidt Filed April 20. New Businesses Lane, Circleville 10919, c/o Michael Off The Beach Wellness Spa, This paper is not responsible for ty- Doyle. Filed June 1. 274 Main St., Highland Falls, c/o pographical errors contained in the original filings. CXM Sales, 188 Ridge Drive, Mid- Michele Santos Wanamaker. Filed dletown 10940, c/o Amy Gallagher. May 31. Filed June 1. Pet T.L.C., 407 Krumville Road, Doing Business As Dutchess Hearing, 206 Henry St., Olivebridge 12461, c/o Trinka L. Whittaker. Filed April 19. The Zen Studies Society Inc., Kingston 12401, c/o Thomas Joseph Aleo Sr. Filed April 20. d.b.a. Dai Bosatsu Zendo Kongo RS Lawn Service, 10 Ohio Drive, Ji, 223 Beecher Lake Road, Livingston Manor 12758. Filed April 17. Enchanting Soaps, 6 Continen- Newburgh 12550, c/o Wanda Salotal Lane, Washingtonville 10992, mon. Filed May 31. c/o Donna Lynn Waligroski. Filed May 31. SteamShip Alice Studio BouPartnerships tique, 105 Partition St., Saugerties Full-Site Construction, 66 Union 12477, c/o Alicia R. Stang. Filed Cherry Hill Lifestyle, 14 Bruce Ave., New Windsor 12553, c/o April 18. St., New Paltz 12561, c/o Matthew Richard Gene Ostner. Filed May 31. H. McNair, Rebecca L. McNair, and Support Your Immunity, 1467 Young S. Mueller. Filed April 18. Gloss Designs, 181 N. Putt Cor- Route 208, Wallkill 12589, c/o R. ners Road, New Paltz 12561, c/o Mark Sprankle. Filed April 20. Cool Dogs Gourmet Hot Dog Aurore C. Rudnick. Filed April 17. Cart, P.O. Box 2563, Kingston The Carpenter Guys and Weld12402, c/o Michael Costello and Guts and Glory Ink, 426 Main St., ing, 108 Wilson Ave., Newburgh Tania L. Costello. Filed April 19. Rosendale 12472, c/o Mathew J. 12550, c/o Frank Frederico. Filed June 1. Warner. Filed April 20. Palm Bay Tanning, 3650 Route 9W, Highland 12528, c/o Danielle Xpress Cycle, 3 Carroll Lane, New Vera and Christopher K. Sebald. Hamburg Speech Associate, 92 Sanfordville Road, Warwick 10990, Paltz 12561, c/o Christina PominFiled April 20. c/o Judith L. Gobaira. Filed May 31. ville. Filed April 17. Soccer Plus Espanyol, 427 BroadYour Voice and Mine, 105 HyVue way, Newburgh, c/o Eduardo Guer- Hudson Valley Creative Arts Court, Newburgh 12550, c/o Deborero and Jhonjairo M. Vasquez. Therapy Services, 379 Joys Lane, rah D. Hill. Filed June 3. Hurley 12443, c/o Eric Soshensky. Filed June 3. Filed April 19.

Sole Proprietorships A Simple Escape Spa, 37 Holbrook St., Port Jervis 12770, c/o Judith Kathleen Ferentheil. Filed June 2.

JDM Handyman Services, 40 Summit Ave., Walden 12586, c/o Jason D. Manson. Filed June 1. Joandel09, 9 Horse Hill Lane, Warwick 10990, c/o Mark L. Donner. Filed June 3.

Anthony Roofing and Siding, 317 Powell Ave., Newburgh 12550, c/o Frederick Anthony Jackson. Filed May 31.

Law Office of Kim DSouza, 2 Bordi Lane, Highland 12528, c/o Kim Christian DSouza. Filed April 17.

Back Stage Treasures, 108 Wilson Ave., Newburgh 12550, c/o Fabiola Elizabeth Frederico. Filed June 1.

M and A Ochoa Land Maintenance and Home Improvements, 16 Oak St., Kingston 12401, c/o Marco A. Ochoa. Filed April 19.

Beneke Interiors, 225 Quarry Road, Kingston 12401, c/o Juergen Mainstay Acupuncture, 24 Albright Lane, Stone Ridge 12484, c/o K. Beneke. Filed April 17. Helena Nikolajevic. Filed April 20.


FACES& PLACES Command performance Stewart Air National Guard’s 105th Airlift Wing held a change-of-command ceremony in mid-April, saying goodbye to Brigadier Gen. Verle Johnston and giving a warm welcome to Col. Timothy LaBarge, who spent 14 years at Stewart during his career, and will now lead one the Atlantic seaboard’s key bases, as well as one of the Hudson Valley region’s most significant economic engines. Among the many who welcomed the new commander: Photographs by Kathy Kahn

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