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Ruined contents from businesses piled up on Mamaroneck Avenue in Mamaroneck after the flooding. Inset: New York Gov. Kathy Hochul was among the officials touring storm-ravaged areas. Photos by Peter Katz.
Region begins slow recovery from tropical storm BY PETER KATZ firstname.lastname@example.org
Westchester and Fairfield Counties, along with other parts of the New York metro area continue the recovery after having been hard hit by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, which ripped through a wide swath of the Northeast after having come ashore in Louisiana as a Category Four storm. There were five deaths in Westchester attributed to the storm. In Connecticut, a state trooper died when his patrol car
was swept away by floodwaters. Thousands of customers were without power, trees were brought down and numerous structures sustained damage, including widespread flooding of residences as well as businesses, especially merchants whose stores line the main streets that wound up underwater. President Biden visited New York on Sept. 7 to see firsthand some of the damage. On Sept. 5 he declared that a major disaster existed in Westchester as well as Queens, The Bronx, Richmond and New York counties. The declaration opened up federal grants and loans for individuals and businesses through FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Susan Spear, Westchester County’s deputy commissioner of emergency services, said, “It’s a major disaster declaration, which means that triggers federal assistance for both our municipal facilities as well as for individual residential damage and small-business assistance as well. Individuals will be able to apply for assistance, for reimbursements for uninsured damages. We
The Fazio Way: CT’s newest state senator's priorities include improving economy, helping small businesses BY KEVIN ZIMMERMAN email@example.com
yan Fazio may only have been sworn in as the 36th District’s new senator on Aug. 26, but he has set himself a busy agenda. “I’ll give you four priorities,” Fazio, whose dis-
trict includes Greenwich and portions of Stamford and New Canaan, told the Business Journal. “The economy — particularly taxes and the cost of living — public safety, protecting local control of our towns and schools, and the quality of our schools.” As one might expect
from someone who spent over seven years as a commodities trader before joining a Stamford growth equity firm as vice president in February 2020, Fazio is a font of ideas on how to improve the economy and the business climate in Connecticut and » THE FAZIO WAY
Adam Musa puts his own healthy spin on the convenience store sector
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orking in his family’s gas stations and convenience stores while growing up in Westchester is the experience that inspired Adam Musa to launch his Fuelco and FoodSmart ventures. “When I was in high school, I was working in the convenience store business,” he said. “My family has a bunch of convenience stores, so I grew up working day to day in the stores, and just seeing how other people operate their stores across Westchester. A big problem, I found, was that being in the store all day, you kind of get used to making an eating habit out of what you have available to you, of which there were not really any healthy alternatives.” Musa was less than satisfied with the options available. “Spending a day in the store, it’s crazy that these are neighborhood stores encouraging really unhealthy foods,” he said. “If you walk into a convenience store now, all you can really get is a protein bar that’s
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Adam Musa— healthy — besides that, everything else is unhealthy. So I wanted to change that.” He began to test the waters in Miami, where he studied business after graduating from Harrison High School in 2017. There, he opened up a gas station and car wash service and used the station to test out the appeal of healthy alternatives to the highly processed snacks typically found in convenience stores, offering options such as kale chips and seaweed snacks. He found that not only was the idea viable, but the healthy snacks actually ended up selling better, and he was able to sell them at a higher profit margin, too. Simultaneously, he began to develop the FoodSmart brand in New York, where he worked for two or three years to develop the brand before launching his gas station, Fuelco, and attached convencience store, FoodSmart, on Virginia Road in Valhalla. He chose the Valhalla location for its proximity to highways, residential areas, major health care centers such as Westchester Medical Center and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and Westchester Community College. He wanted to innovate the gas station aspect as well and created one with member-focused benefits, including an app that allows members to access gas at a reduced price along with contactless payment. The most unique thing about Musa’s Fuelco, perhaps, is that he isn’t too interested in turning a profit on gas sales. Rather, he hopes to utilize as cheap of a price as he can offer to build more customer loyalty for his convenience store brand, which he is able to do as a result of being independently owned and not branded by any major gas company, which usually require their franchises to turn as much of a profit as possible, and force station owners to charge a premium for gas. “The whole point is to get people to the store, build brand awareness,” Musa said. “And that’s by giving the gas away practically and making store specials where we’re losing money just to get people to the store. The more we expand, the more we can build that awareness.” Musa hopes to create a new option with Fuelco for price-conscious gas consumers in Westchester, which has some of the highest gas prices in the country, while still offering what he claims is some of the cleanest, highest-quality gas available in the region. “What makes us different from these other brands around Westchester, is that all these other companies make money off the gas,” he said. “If you look at other
store brands, (they’re) affiliated with a Mobil gas or a Shell gas or other gas company. That means that they have to make money off the gas to make Mobil or Shell happy, because they’re under the old belief that you need that Mobil brand to get people to come pump gas with you. So they’re limited in what they can do because they need to make money for Shell or Mobil for it to be worth it to brand them. “Me, I started my own fuel brand, Fuelco, so I can charge as little for gas as I want. I want to change Westchester — we’re normally associated with high gas prices, but if you look on GasBuddy, I’m the lowest price around and that’s because I have my own brand.” Musa and his family also own several corporate-branded stations, so he knows from experience how different the experience of running one can be when station owners are beholden to a certain brand, versus the benefits that being independently owned and operated can offer — especially since it allows him to be more experimental, something other owners cannot or will not often do. Musa knows that there is a real possibility that gas stations could soon be a thing of the past and said that unlike other gas stations, his business will survive because of its ability to offer healthy, high-quality food options that make the business valuable to the community on another scale. He has also noticed that consumers are ready and willing to spend more if it means they are getting a more nutritious option. “We sell far more chickpea puffs than we do Cheetos, and we sell far more seaweed snacks than we do Frito-Lays,” he said. “The healthy snacks are outselling nonhealthy snacks. When was the last time you went and spent more than $10 on Snickers and Mr. Goodbars and Laffy Taffys? I’ve never seen anybody do that. When you come to my store, you see chickpea puffs and snap pea crisps and cheese wisps, you spend $30 or $40 because, you’re like ‘Wow, I’ve never seen any of this stuff,’ and it all looks healthy, and you don’t feel guilty about it.” The newest Fuelco and FoodSmart store opened at 651 Bronx River Road in Yonkers on Aug. 24, and Musa voiced that the company intends to expand to Tarrytown and Ardsley soon, in addition to new stations being planned for Putnam, Dutchess and Fairfield counties. He hopes that all villages in the area will have Fuelco and Foodsmart as a nearby option in the years to come.
THE BEST DEFENSE IS A GOOD OFFENSE: PROACTIVELY PREVENTING CYBER ATTACKS BY KEVIN RICCI, CISA, CISM, CRISC, MCSE, QSA Day after day, the onslaught of cyber-attack headlines stream into our newsfeeds. Reports of catastrophic data breaches have become a regular feature, akin to weather and sports. Thus far in 2021, we’ve seen attacks impacting a seemingly endless number of businesses, including Facebook, SolarWinds, GEICO, Scripps Health, and Microsoft. If breaches can happen to these massive companies, small and mid-sized businesses may be feeling that they possess little chance of defending themselves and avoiding a similar fate. Regardless of your company’s size, however, there are proactive measures that can help you mitigate the chance of an attack. While reactive efKevin Ricci forts such as endpoint protection and strong logical security are necessary staples of a cybersecurity strategy, tactical proactive activity can bolster a company’s ability to defend their data. The following steps are examples of what a business can do to fortify their ability to avoid attack and in turn, increasing their chances of remaining safe and secure. •
Cybersecurity Risk Assessments If you don’t know what data and assets you have or how well they are being defended, it is virtually impossible to protect your business from cyber-attacks. Completing a cybersecurity risk assessment will help you identify your most critical systems and data, recognize and prioritize gaps, and build a roadmap to a safer and more secure environment. Security Awareness Training Since the genesis of over 91% of data breaches is a spear phishing attack, it is imperative to train employees to identify and avoid this threat. Every employee, including those being newly onboarded, should be provided with the training needed to recognize and avoid these attacks. Spear Phishing Simulations Once you have established a cybersecurity awareness training program, it’s critically important to then incorporate a trust but verify approach. The best verification method to ensure all employees can identify spear phishing emails is to simulate these types of attacks. These simulations will reinforce the training concepts and identify those employees that need additional guidance. Penetration Testing A misconfigured network device or missing security patch can open the door for cyber criminals to enter your business. Conduct penetration testing and vulnerability assessments on a regular basis to identify and address any vulnerabilities before an actual attacker can leverage them. Threat Hunting Threat hunting involves searching for hidden or undetected cybersecurity threats within a network that have circumvented endpoint security protections. Using various methods, threat hunters scrutinize a company’s technical assets for anomalous behavior that may be indicative of malicious activity.
To help sharpen your proactive cyber strategy or for help deploying your security measures, consider setting up a meeting to discuss how Citrin Cooperman can help your business. To get started, please reach out to Kevin Ricci at email@example.com. Kevin Ricci is a principal with more than 20 years of experience in the information technology field. As part of the firm’s Technology, Risk Advisory, and Cybersecurity (TRAC) practice, Kevin offers clients specialized technology expertise and cybersecurity solutions, including consulting, IT auditing, Sarbanes-Oxley IT support, security training, project management, database development, data analysis, and compliance services including PCI DSS and HIPAA. Citrin Cooperman is among the largest, full-service assurance, tax, and business advisory firms in the United States, having steadily built its business serving a diverse and loyal clientele since 1979. Our daily mission is to help our clients “focus on what counts.” Rooted in our core values, we provide a comprehensive, integrated business approach to traditional services, which includes proactive insights throughout the lifecycle of our clients wherever they do business, across the globe. Citrin Cooperman is an independent firm associated with Moore Global Network Limited. citrincooperman.com
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urge you, right now, take pictures, keep receipts, document everything. This is a reimbursement process so we do tell you... the more documentation and photographs you have the better off you’re going to be as you go through this process. FEMA and the state have been on the ground here in Westchester from day one.” Westchester County Executive George Latimer described seeing effects of the storm throughout the county, including “devastation on Warburton Avenue in Yonkers, on Howard Avenue and Lester Avenue and Washington Avenue in the village of Mamaroneck, all along Elm Street and Indian Village on Mendota Avenue and Wappanocca Avenue in the city of Rye. I’ve seen pictures of the devastation that has come to stores in downtown Chappaqua, in downtown Mount Kisco. I’ve walked Glendale Place in Port Chester and Glen Avenue at Haseco Avenue and in places that I haven’t traveled to yet I’ve seen descriptions of what has happened that has been so devastating here in Westchester County.” Federal help promised As the storm recovery moved into high gear on Sept. 3, political muscles were being flexed in the village of Mamaroneck as Gov. Kathy Hochul, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S Rep. Jamaal Bowman, Latimer and other officials pledged support for businesses and residents struggling to recover and action to help prevent repeats of what happened. 1
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Fairfield County. And as someone who fell short in his run against then-incumbent Alex Kasser for the 36th’s senate seat in 2020 — only to triumph over Democrat Alexis Gevanter in the Aug. 17 special election to replace the abruptly retired Kasser — Fazio has his talking points down pat. “That the economy in Connecticut has for a long time been among the weakest in the country is mind boggling,” the Republican said. “Besides our unfunded pension liabilities, we have the second-highest tax rate (12.6%, trailing only New York’s 12.7%), skyrocketing health insurance costs and the highest electricity costs in the continental United States. “It’s too expensive to live here,” he said. Regarding public safety, “homicides are up 34% in our cities, car thefts are up by 40%. I’ve had police chiefs tell me that the crime rate is going up at a breakneck pace this year. The challenge is to keep our most vulnerable communities safe.” As for electricity, Connecticut’s statewide annual average electricity price — 18.66 per kilowatt hour — is indeed behind only Alaska’s and Hawaii’s. “It’s a big problem,” Fazio said. “People are constantly saying that their electricity costs are prohibitive.” To address that, the senator favors “limit-
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During a news conference at the headquarters of the Mamaroneck Fire Department, Schumer, Gillibrand and Bowman focused on their new effort to push through a long-awaited project to tame the flood-prone Sheldrake and Mamaroneck rivers. They called on the federal government’s Office of Management and Budget to reverse a decision made under the Trump administration that stopped an $88 million project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “Though the study was completed and we successfully fought for construction to be authorized and it was in the 2018 Water Infrastructure Act, I put it in there with Senator Gillibrand's help, the Trump administration in another one of their vicious moves, because it was anti-New York, decided not to move forward with construction,” Schumer said. “They disregarded the loss of human life here, they disregarded the destruction to the village, the cost to the village and the taxpayers, the cost to the small businesspeople, they just said ‘No.’ They let many other projects in other states go forward, in states that were friendlier to them.” The project would build more than a mile of breakwater walls and deepen the rivers. “We're going to get a lot more rain with climate change and global warming,” Schumer said. ‘Mother Nature has changed’ When asked by the Business Journal ing the monopoly of Eversource” by, among other measures, making contract talks with utilities open-bid and more transparent. He also favors refocusing the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) “on consumer protection.” Fazio is also in lockstep with Senate Minority Leader Kevin Kelly’s (R-Stratford) plan to cut health insurance premiums by an average of 25% to 30%. While acknowledging that Gov. Ned Lamont helped keep insurance costs down via executive order during the Covid crisis, Fazio said that a more permanent approach is needed. “We should be the hub for health care innovation,” he said. The senator also sees a shortfall in support for small business. “Big businesses are clearly important,” he said, “but our policy should not be based on trying to attract big businesses. The small businesses are getting crushed. We have a regressive payroll tax. Some have told me that since they can’t find workers, they may have to close for a few months. And these are unsolicited complaints.” Fazio said he hoped to encourage a statewide approach to giving small businesses more priority when it comes to legislation and regulations. Such a move — as well as changing the way Connecticut deals with most of the WCBJ
about his ability to follow through on a relatively small issue compared with the significant national issues with which he has to deal such as the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the new Texas law restricting abortions, efforts to restrict voting rights, the infrastructure bills and more, Schumer reflected on his past. “I started out as an assemblyman, a local organizer and that's never left me and I promised when I became majority leader, I promised the people of New York state, that I would continue to be a local guy as well as a national guy, and I've continued to be that. This is important,” Schumer said. “If you sit on the phone and sit on your butt in Washington you don't get it. When you come here and you see what happens and you see the flooding and you see the store owners hurt ... you just talk to people who talked about people in a basement apartment ... and they're sitting there and it's a humble little home but it's their home ... and all of a sudden because the windows are at sidewalk level the water comes pouring in and they try to get out and they can't and they die, that matters, that matters. So, I will never give up the local aspect.” “When people talk about these 500year events, 1,000-year events, none of us are buying it anymore. Mother Nature has changed because of what man has done,” Hochul said. “The future of climate change is right now. It's happening. We feel it and we're experiencing the aftermath this week.” “The construction of the Mamaroneck and Sheldrake River Flood Risk Management
Ryan Fazio aforementioned issues — would require a bipartisan approach, especially in the face of the Democrats’ 97-54 majority in the House and 23-13 advantage in the Senate. (Fazio’s flipping the 36th District back to the GOP means the Democrats no longer have a super-majority that can override vetoes.) “I will always try to reach across the aisle,” he said, adding that he believes there is a sufficient number of moderate Democrats to win over to the Republican side on a given topic, including health care. “Even when there is a large majority of Democrats in state government, Republican policies can be adopted.” Even so, “I hope that in 2022 we’ll have more Republicans (in the General Assembly),”
Project is critically important to the families of the village, to the local economy and the future of the community,” Gillibrand said. “We have been hit by these severe weather storms constantly, constantly over the last decade. This country is being devastated from flooding, from tornados, from wildfires. This is the impact of global climate change on our new normal and it is devastating, it is heartbreaking, it is deadly.” Mamaroneck Mayor Tom Murphy praised members of the village’s volunteer fire department, many of whom had gathered at the firehouse for the event, for the risks they had just taken to save lives during the storm and aftermath. Latimer said that the failure of government to fix the generations-old flooding problem in Mamaroneck is symbolic of government failures that have caused people to lose faith in the system. “The only way we provide something different is by getting this done, by showing people that the plans become reality, that actually the repairs are made,” Latimer said. “Until we do that we're going to lose the most important battle, which is the belief that democracy works. This time we're going to straighten it out because these people are here. This time it's going to happen.” Schumer and Hochul, accompanied by Murphy, surveyed the flood damage to Bilotta Kitchens and the Italian restaurant Il Castello, both on Mamaroneck Avenue not far from the Sheldrake River, which had overflowed its banks and inundated an area of several city blocks. Fazio said, adding that such an event would be to the benefit of workers, small businesses and consumers alike. The Norwalk native noted that changes can come rapidly, especially over the last few years. He points to the his district as a prime example: When Kasser defeated L. Scott Frantz, who’d held the seat since 2008, by 1.4% in 2018, it was the first time the district had gone Democrat since 1930. She bested Fazio by 2.8% in 2020; he flipped the seat by defeating Gevanter by 2.5%. “Obviously, historically this was a Republican district, as was most of lower Fairfield County,” Fazio said. “But over the last five to 10 years, it’s become much more purple, probably even light blue. There are 2,000 more registered Democrats than Republicans right now.” He said he believed the absence of such national issues as “the last president and to some extent Covid” served to refocus voters on the economy, cost of living, public safety and other state and local issues by last November. When questioned about Lamont, Fazio acknowledged that he had met him. “I’m very excited and hopeful that we can work together.” Otherwise, he said, the governor is “a nice guy. And that’s better than not being a nice guy.”
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hree years ago, longtime friends Lauren Berger and Marla Felton were having a dinner party with their respective families and assorted friends. When the time came to serve dessert, things became a wee bit chaotic. “We realized that we were putting out different desserts for someone who was dairy free, someone who was gluten free, someone who was grain free, someone who couldn’t eat refined sugar,” Berger said. “And Marla’s husband said, ‘This is crazy, we should be able to have one dessert that we can all eat and we can all like.’” To Berger’s surprise, Felton’s husband, Greg, volunteered her for a solution. “He was like, ‘Lauren, you used to make cookies. Why don’t you try and make us a cookie that we can all eat?’” Berger had previously run a small cookie company called City Girl Country Girl. Prior to that she did product marketing for Godiva Chocolate and Pepperidge Farm, but left the food trade to raise her children and later took on the job of managing a Greenwich yoga studio. Felton had no food-trade experience — she was a former litigator who founded the Greenwich nonprofit Connecticut Circles, but her daughter had food allergies and she was eager to find a dessert solution that would satisfy her sweet tooth without creating adverse reactions. Together, the pair began a series of trial-and-error tests to find a cookie recipe that could bypass all dietary concerns and still taste wonderful. “Every time I baked, I would bring stuff over to Marla and Greg and then they would try it,” Berger continued. “Then they would take the recipe and bake it and make some adjustments. And basically, we would go back and forth for quite a long time, just having fun doing it trying to find a cookie that we could all eat.” Eventually, friends and family mem-
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Lauren Berger, left, and Marla Felton, co-founders of Get Real Foods. Photo by Tyler Sizemore bers were recruited to taste-test the cookies, with Berger saying they finally hit the bull’s-eye “when we finally got a recipe that every single person liked, whether it was someone who had a food sensitivity or no food sensitivity at all.” Felton pointed out that while they were perfecting their recipes, they also “tasted everything in the market” to judge whether their results could compete with the commercially available cookies. “We really didn’t like any of them,” Felton said. “We didn’t feel that they tasted as good as a delicious homemade cookie.” Berger and Felton decided to take their cookie recipes public via Get Real Foods, a startup Greenwich company offering the REAL Cookies brand. “Once we came up with the recipe and we perfected the recipe, we then moved on to our packaging and other things that we thought can make the cookie super successful in the marketplace,” Felton said. WCBJ
The key to their future success, Berger said, was creating a commercially packaged item that replicated the taste of a freshbaked cookie. “There are a lot of things out there that look like a cookie but don’t taste like a cookie,” she said. “We only use ingredients that are good for you. And if you look at our ingredient list, it is very small and very simple. “And the base of our products is almond flour,” she said. “We use almond flour and coconut flour and put a lot of thought into every single ingredient. We sweeten our cookies with maple syrup — some of the other companies are using brown rice syrup or tapioca starch and those are super sugars that are kind of fillers.” The REAL Cookies brand is kosher, vegan-friendly, paleo-friendly, gluten-free, grain-free and dairy-free. The cookies measure approximately three inches in diameter and the product line was launched with
three flavors: chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate chip and lemon blueberry. “Lemon blueberry tastes like a blueberry muffin,” Felton said. “You can almost eat it all day long — I think Marla and I both eat it for breakfast every day. And even if I’m going to have my green shake, I have my lemon blueberry cookie with it because every ingredient is healthy and because the base is almonds, which is high in protein and gives you sustained energy.” Berger and Felton are now selling their REAL Cookies through their company’s website at $3.49 per two-cookie pack and are in ongoing talks with retail chains to put their products in grocery aisles. The pair also is readying additional flavors for release once their retail presence is established. “We have more in our wheelhouse that we want to bring,” Felton said. “We tested probably eight different flavors, so we have more good ones coming up.”
Mount Kisco contractor allegedly put home in trust funds to dodge $1.8M debt BY BILL HELTZEL email@example.com
Mount Kisco contractor transferred ownership of his home to two trust funds, according to a Staten Island firm, to avoid a $1.8 million debt. Windham Contracting Corp. accused Richard J. Petrosa II and Melissa Petrosa of fraudulently deeding their home to the trusts to shield it from creditors, in a lawsuit filed Aug. 23 in Westchester Supreme Court. Richard Petrosa did so “for the sole purpose of rendering himself judgment proof,” the complaint states. The 1.7-acre property and three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom house on Taylor Road near Mount Kisco Country Club is worth about $1.8 million, according to an estimate by Realtor.com. The Petrosas bought the property in 2013 for $1,337,500 and transferred it in December 2017 to two qualified personal residence trusts for $0. A personal residence trust typically allows homeowners to continue living in their home while removing the property from their estate to reduce gift taxes to a beneficiary. Windham Contracting depicts the timing of the trusts as suspicious. The Staten Island firm had worked as a subcontractor for Hailey Development Group, founded and operated by Richard Petrosa, on projects in Manhattan and Brooklyn from 2014 to 2015. Petrosa diverted funds from the projects to avoid creditors, Windham alleges, and “to pay for work on his home.” Windham sued Petrosa and Hailey for nearly $1.5 million in Manhattan and Brooklyn supreme courts. But Petrosa and Hailey Development “continuously delayed both actions,” according to the lawsuit, and the courts eventually awarded Windham Contracting more than $2.1 million in default judgments. But by then, the Petrosas had transferred the Mount Kisco property to the trust funds. Now Richard Petrosa is chief operating officer for U.S. Crane & Rigging of Ridgewood, Queens, the lawsuit states, and he plans to sell his house and move to Florida to work in the crane company’s Fort Lauderdale office. Windham Contracting is asking the court to bar the trust funds from selling the home, return the property to its pretrust funds status and award Windham $1.8 million. Windham Contracting is not alone in
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trying to enforce alleged debts against the Petrosas. The IRS filed tax liens in 2018 for $595,816 in income taxes from 2013 to 2014 and more than $2 million in business taxes from 2015 to 2017. FCS Concrete Corp. of Congers, Rockland County, sued the Petrosas in January for $80,000 the couple allegedly owes on $280,000 in concrete work done on the house in 2014. Attempts to reach the Petrosas for their side of the story failed. Windham is represented by Manhattan attorneys Jonathan A. Samter and Arthur J. Semetis.
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Absent county governments, CT stands to gain from federal ‘county equivalent’ designation BY KEVIN ZIMMERMAN firstname.lastname@example.org
onnecticut may not have county governments — for good or ill, depending on one’s viewpoint — but a recent decision by the U.S. Census Bureau means that it will have county equivalents. And that, said Francis Pickering, executive director of the Western Connecticut Council of Governments (WestCOG), is a good thing. “There are a little over 3,000 counties in the United States and most of them have their own government,” he told the Business Journal. “But we haven’t had them since the General Assembly got rid of them in 1960 and they weren’t working that well before then.” First established in 1666, the Nutmeg State’s eight county governments were fairly weak, operating without direct taxing authority and funded primarily through state and local taxes. By 1960 they were essentially only authorized to oversee and maintain their county jails. Instead, Connecticut went with 15 regional councils of government (COGs), which were reduced in 2014 to the current nine. As is the case with WestCOG, none are named for a specific county, as they are intended to represent a geographic region. Thus does WestCOG’s 18 members include the mayors or first selectmen of Bridgewater and New Milford — both in Litchfield County — but not Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull (which belong to the Metro Council of Governments or MetroCOG), or Shelton (part of the Naugatuck Valley COG). “We all benefit from regular collaboration,” Pickering said, “and the state recognizes our value. Over time they’ve given us more authority.” The COGs of today are involved with everything from economic, environmental and transportation planning to involvement with emergency services, land use, public safety and animal control issues. All of which is impressive — except, historically, to the federal government. “Everything is done at the county level in D.C.,” Pickering said, “which puts Connecticut at a structural disadvantage.” As an example, he pointed to the $362 billion Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, which included $65.1 billion in direct aid to counties. Technically, no county governments means no federal money, but Pickering credits the state’s congressional delegation with helping to get a “workaround,” which resulted in the state’s
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eight counties receiving $692.5 million — led by Fairfield County’s $183.2 million. “But we couldn’t count on that” going forward, Pickering said. Instead, the state successfully petitioned the U.S. Census Bureau to establish county equivalent geographic units “for (the) purposes of collecting, tabulating, and disseminating statistical data.” Such statistical data is part of the calculus in determining how much a given county — or equivalent — may receive in the form of federal grants and the like. “We are no longer invisible to the eyes of the federal government,” Pickering said. The move should also help address a longstanding fact: Connecticut pays more per person to the federal government via income, payroll, corporate and excise taxes than it gets back in funding, making for a $1,614 per-person deficit, according to the Rockefeller Institute. Pickering noted that Texas — larger than Connecticut by most measures, including with its 254 counties — operates at a $673 per-person surplus. While he has praise for the state’s Congressional delegation, Pickering said Connecticut simply does not have the clout in D.C. that such states as Texas, California, Florida and New York have. However, he said, the county equivalent should help address such discrepancies. He added that, for the average citizen, no changes will be apparent: There are no new taxes involved; home rule, local control, and Connecticut’s municipalities’ relationships with federal, state and regional governments will remain unchanged; no amendments are being made to either state or federal law; and it does not represent a return to the much-dreaded county governments. However, Pickering noted, Connecticut’s prospective windfall will not arrive until 2023, when the county equivalent designation officially takes effect.
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Five ways to protect your privacy from Alexa BY MICHAEL GUBERTI
lexa states that “we know that you care how information about you is used and shared and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly.” Do their words match their actions? While you consider the answer to that question, turn off the settings mentioned in this article. It has been reported that Amazon employs thousands of people to listen to voice recordings from the Alexa devices. Fulltime workers and independent contractors analyze and transcribe what people say to Alexa and feed that information into software algorithms aka robots. On June 8, Amazon volunteered everyone with an Alexa device into its Amazon Sidewalk program. With the Amazon Sidewalk setting turned on, if your neighbor’s Ring Doorbell, Alexa or other Amazon device can’t connect to their Wi-Fi network, it will connect to your Wi-Fi network. The distance involved goes beyond your neighbors. Anyone about a third of a mile from your home may be able to connect their Amazon device to your Wi-Fi network using the Amazon Sidewalk setting. This may make you more vulnerable to cyberattacks and data breaches. Alexa will notify you when they think it is time for you to buy more paper towels or similar items, but won’t inform you that your neighbors can now use your Wi-Fi network. Perhaps the reason why they avoided informing customers of this change is that it anticipated most people would not turn this setting on. Therefore, they turned it on for you. Here’s how to protect your privacy from Amazon’s Alexa devices:
b. Click “More” and then click “Settings.” c. Click “Account Settings.” d. Click “Guest Connect.” e. Toggle off the setting that says “Allow guests to connect.”
ting to the “On” position. Alexa states “while this setting is off, your voice recordings will not be used to develop new features or manually reviewed to help improve our services.” To lower the likelihood that your voice recordings are manually reviewed, complete the following steps: a. Open the Alexa mobile app. b. Click “More” and then click “Settings.” c. Click “Alexa Privacy.” d. Click “Manage Your Alexa Data.” e. Toggle off the setting that is called “Use of voice recordings.”
3. Prevent Alexa from recording and analyzing your voice recordings. Here’s how to delete the voice recordings that Alexa would otherwise store on its servers. a. Open the Alexa mobile app. b. Click “More” and then click “Settings.” c. Click “Alexa Privacy.” Loan Decision d. TWB Click “Manage Your Alexa Data.” WCBJ e. Click “Choose how long to save recordings.” 7.375” w x 7.125” h f. Click “Don’t save recordings.” g. 4-27-21 Click “Confirm.”
person reviews the robot’s performance. To turn that setting off, complete the following steps: a. Open the Alexa mobile app. b. Click “More” and then click “Settings.” c. Click “Alexa Privacy.” d. Click “Manage Your Alexa Data.” e. Scroll down to the section that says “Use messages to improve transcriptions.” f. Turn off any setting next to the names of the people who use that Alexa device. Bringing it all together: Enjoy increased privacy by turning off the settings mentioned in this article.
5. Turn off the setting called “Use messages to improve transcriptions.” Alexa states that this setting lets Amazon “use messages you send with Alexa to improve transcription accuracy.” That may mean that a robot listens to your voice recordings, tries to transcribe your words into text and then a
4. Turn off the “Use of Voice Recordings” setting. Like other settings, Alexa defaults this set-
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1. Turn off Amazon Sidewalk. To prevent anyone within about a third of a mile from using your Wi-Fi network to power their Amazon device, complete the following steps: a. Open the Alexa mobile app. b. Click “More” and then click “Settings.” c. Click “Account Settings.” d. Click “Amazon Sidewalk.” e. Toggle Amazon Sidewalk “off.” 2. Turn off the “Guest Connect” setting. Has anyone who visited your house, apartment or residence ever asked you, “Can I pair my device with your Alexa smart speaker?” Most likely, the answer is no. Therefore, you can turn off the Guest Connect setting, which allows guests to “temporarily join your devices to get personalized responses from their Alexa account.” To turn off the setting, perform the following steps: a. Open the Alexa mobile app.
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Covid vaccination mandates: Good for business, but easily challenged by workers BY KEVIN ZIMMERMAN firstname.lastname@example.org
here may be a number of reasons for a business to require — or at least “strongly recommend” — that its employees get vaccinated against Covid-19. But nearly all of them involve a slippery legal slope, according to attorney Stephen Fogerty. The “F” in Westport’s FLB Law, Fogerty said there are “layers” of state and federal law that could come into play should a company implement such a policy. “When clients come to me wondering about doing it, I ask them, ‘Why do you want to do it?’” Fogerty said. “Then we work from that.” Responses to the question have ranged from “Because other people are doing it” to “I think it would be good for our business” to “I want to provide a safe envi-
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ronment for everyone,” the FLB partner said. The “everybody’s doing it,” which may seem risible at first, is actually part of a long tradition, he said. “A lot of time someone will hear something from their peers or employees or the media, whether it’s establishing a cyber policy, a diversity policy or whathave-you. They’re usually just trying to do the right thing.” Beyond that, Fogerty said, federal and state anti-discrimination laws may come into play when a business issues a vaccination mandate. Even though the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued mandate guidance on May 28, Fogerty said, there is still plenty of wriggle room. Top of mind are the Americans with Disability Act and religious exemptions. ADArelated issues “are not difficult to understand,” Fogerty said — not-
ing that such exemptions are not valid in a workplace with fewer than 15 employees — while the religious exemption is trickier. “The standard there is that it must be a ‘sincerely held’ religious belief, which of course is hard to measure,” he said. “And most of the predominant religious denominations in the United States have not come out with the position that getting vaccinated is counter to their religious tenets. “But (the employee) could say that, according to their own interpretation of their religion and its beliefs, they should not be vaccinated,” Fogerty continued. “That’s where the ‘sincerely held belief’ argument comes in. Then you can argue whether the person’s religious belief is against the Covid vaccine or all vaccines or all medicine?” Companies should also decide upon their position on a mandate and stick with it, he
said. “What do you do when you promulgate a policy and your two top salespeople say, ‘We’re leaving,’” he asked. “Backtracking on a policy doesn’t demonstrate leadership and the sense of control that is expected by most employees. Can you afford to lose two or three good employees — and are you willing to take that risk?” Fogerty said a number of solutions should be considered, including remote working schedules, establishing “zones” or even specific floors in an office where the unvaccinated work exclusively, or splitting the workforce into vaccinated and unvaccinated teams that only come in on designated days. Health care organizations have generally demanded all their employees get vaccinated, including Nuvance Health and Hartford HealthCare (the latter’s announcement resulted in a roughly 50-employee rally out-
side Hartford Hospital in late August objecting to the decision). They too could be subject to legal action, Fogerty said, though he noted that in those cases, the mandate announcements were made far enough in advance to allow employees the time to get vaccinated. He noted that it is generally recommended that a person not get their second shot fewer than four weeks have passed since the first one. In any case, he said, “Everyone who mandates it will encounter some exemption or an issue arising that they did not see coming up.” That includes his law firm, he said, which has a mandate in place that proved to be “challenging” with some of its roughly 20 employees. The Westport firm responded by combining several of the aforementioned methods to accommodate such objections.
THE AMERICAN STORY Leonaura Rhodes, Norwalk-based life coach and author of ‘Life By Design’ BY PHIL HALL email@example.com
In November of last year, I nearly died of Covid,” recalled Leonaura Rhodes. “And I had a night where I laid in bed, not sure if I would wake up the next morning. I thought about my family and all the things I was grateful for, and then I got to thinking about what I was going to do with the rest of my life.” Up to this point, the Norwalk-based Rhodes had already enjoyed a diverse work experience. As a physician in her native Great Britain, she had a 27-year career specializing in public health, neuroscience and developmental pediatrics. When she moved to the U.S. in 2009, she trained as a neurotherapist while starting a new career as a medical writer, motivational speaker and life coach with clients ranging from the corporate world to stay-at-home moms. She also authored the well-received book “Beyond Soccer Mom: Strategies for a Fabulous Balanced Life.” After surviving Covid, Rhodes decided that she “needed to get back to my roots, which was helping people get healthier and happier — with an audacious goal of improving the lives of at least a million people through better access to health information and helping them live their best lives.” Part of Rhodes’ strategy to reach her goal includes the newly published e-book “Life By Design: 3 Steps To Transform Your Life!” She explained that the goal of the e-book was to enable people to rise above the quotidian and create an extraordinary life on their terms. The three steps she provides include designing the next stage of one’s life, the discovery of one’s current identity and the game plan needed to build a powerful vision for the future. “I decided to write the book ‘Life By Design’ to help people figure out who they are now, because we’ve often changed as a person from our younger self,” she said. “We are often living our life with an old script, an old kind of way of living that is outdated and not so relevant to who we are today. And if you kind of think back to who you were even five years ago, you’re probably a very different version of yourself.” But that is not to say that one cannot carry over past lessons into new pursuits. Rhodes stated that her experience as a public health doctor when she was responsible for coordinating research studies was beneficial in diagnosing the professional and personal obstacles that her clients face in their self-identification journeys. If Covid had a silver lining, she
observed, it comes in the opportunity to create a better normal rather than adjust to the new normal created by the pandemic or try to recreate the old normal disrupted by the health crisis. “I think we have an amazing opportunity,” she said. “Having been through the pandemic and learned lessons from it, we can create a new life and a new world for ourselves and our loved ones and our businesses and our communities. That is way better than the old one.” Since recovering from Covid, Roberts
has conducted corporate wellness seminars and individual coaching sessions for business professionals, and in doing so she has found many executives struggling with the seismic shifts in the workplace environment. She has also launched a four-week course that goes along with “Life By Design” and with courses in stress management and mental fitness that are aimed at the general public. As for her health, Rhodes acknowledged that some people are a bit surprised
to learn that she came down with Covid, adding that she is doing her part to raise public awareness of the dangers brought by the pandemic. “I’m a very healthy person, I really look after myself, and I was unlucky to get Covid,” she said. “And it was really awful. I posted a Facebook video while I was in the hospital to increase awareness of how bad this could be for somebody. I wanted people to know that this wasn’t just the media making a big deal out of something that wasn’t that significant.”
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| By Tibi Guzmán
For those with developmental disabilities, transition services key to filling the talent pipeline BY TIBI GUZMÁN
ndividuals with developmental disabilities play an important role in building a diverse and qualified workforce. As companies look to bring on new employees, it is important to remember that these talented individuals can succeed in a wide range of employment settings, including corporations, small businesses, manufacturing facilities and retail, to name a few. Unfortunately, despite the fact that these individuals make up the largest minority group in America, they are often least accounted for when it comes to conversations and practices regarding equal rights and anti-discrimination. They are often left out of the DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) conversation as companies design, build and implement their programs. And they are also still twice as likely to be unemployed, compared with those without a disability. If you are considering disability employ-
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ment for your business, please know that the key to setting these employees up for success is the same as their typically developing peers: ensuring the right training and resources are in place. Whether it’s introducing them to the technology needed to complete their job or walking them through processes and procedures, investing in the right training is key. Oftentimes this job training can be jumpstarted by participating in a transition program that helps young adults to build skills after high school to help prepare them for their new chapter in life. Real benefits for businesses While employing a person with disabilities has, at times, been looked at as a way for businesses to give back to the community, the reality is that hiring people with developmental disabilities has tangible benefits for businesses. It can contribute to your business goals, inspire your workforce and add to your
company culture. For example, employing this talent pool can help businesses to diversify their workforce. It can equip them with talent who excel at specific tasks. And it can introduce them to people who are invested, enthusiastic and eager to contribute to the company. Many companies have also noted that these employees are among their most reliable. In business environments with repetitive tasks — such as administrative work, manufacturing, production and others — the consistency and attention to detail people with developmental disabilities bring is invaluable. When production targets are met and tasks are done right the first time, businesses can improve their bottom lines. Preparation is key At The Arc Westchester, we are proud to offer three programs that help prepare individuals with developmental disabilities, including autism, for the workforce: Project
SEARCH Autism Enhancement, Transition Prep and Prep for Success. Each of these programs is designed to help young adults build skills that will set them up for success in the workplace. Project SEARCH Autism Enhancement is a one-year internship program for individuals ages 18 to 28 who have autism and are seeking competitive employment. Transition Prep is a weeklong summer program that helps high school students with autism to start planning for their future. Prep for Success is a 30- to 90-day pilot program that helps individuals with developmental disabilities develop and enhance skills that will increase their independence. With instances of autism in adults on the rise — roughly half a million individuals with autism will transition into adulthood between 2018 and 2028, according to Pediatrics: Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics — offering access to evidence-based transition programs is crit-
CONTRIBUTING WRITER ical for helping these individuals thrive as fully contributing members of their communities. Sadly, many people with developmental disabilities, including autism, age out of services when they turn 21. Often referred to as the “services cliff,” this loss of assistance can inhibit these young adults from sharing their talents with the community. Transition programs play an important role in shoring up that gap and help connect individuals with meaningful employment opportunities in their local communities. Of note, the Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health reported 118 transition students for the 2019-20 academic year, a number consistent with annual estimates for the near future. Disability employment in Westchester More than 200 Westchester businesses have already embraced the idea of disability employment and recognize the value of hiring these talented individuals. While we are proud to be part of a community that realizes the benefits of employing individuals with developmental disabilities, there is tremendous opportunity to grow this pool of employers. Whether it is a hotel, manufac-
Tibi Guzmán turing facility, corporate office, nonprofit or retail establishment — and that list is by no means exhaustive — there is ample opportunity for individuals with disabilities to succeed as your employees. As your company looks to fill roles within the organization, I encourage you to consider whether an individual with a developmental disability can potentially fill that role. Businesses have continuously reported that if you want to hire dependable, diligent, enthusiastic people who are ready to join your workforce, hire a person with disabilities. Tibi Guzmán is executive director and CEO of The Arc Westchester, the county’s largest nonprofit supporting individuals with developmental disabilities.
Former Remi workers say Rye Brook owner stole their tips
BY BILL HELTZEL
ormer employees of Roberto Delledonne have accused the Rye Brook restaurateur of embezzlement for allegedly stealing tips in the weeks before Remi restaurant, his prestigious midtown Manhattan restaurant, shut down in 2019. Twenty-eight former employees are asking U.S. Bankruptcy Court in White Plains to disallow Delledonne from using bankruptcy to discharge his debts, in an adversary proceeding filed Sept. 2. Delledonne petitioned for personal Chapter 7 liquidation in June, declaring $17,270 in assets and more than $5.7 million in liabilities. He cited $2.1 million he personally guaranteed to Remi's landlord, as well as tax and legal obligations for the restaurant. This past January, a Manhattan Supreme Court judge calculated that he owed $871,395 to 21 former employees. Remi, across the street from The Museum of Modern Art, was fashioned as a Venetian dining destination and catered to corporate clients. Annual revenue, the complaint states, regularly exceeded $6 million. But in 2019, paychecks were often late by several weeks, according to the complaint, and the landlord sued Delledonne for defaulting on the lease.
Standing at the rental car counter one ponders whether to take that mysterious outrageously expensive insurance package offered by that cute, but not very knowledgeable, customer service rep. Certainly if you don’t own a car of your own, one should load up on physical damage and liability right there on the spot because there is nothing to fall back on. If you own a car, your auto policy will most likely provide physical damage (collision and other damage to the vehicle) and excess liability as if you owned the rental car outright. Coverage would mirror your policy. Some insurance companies are a bit more generous and will agree to cover the rented vehicle for its entirety with no deductible. Rental companies are fussy about who is doing the driving so be sure to include on the agreement any other person that may take the wheel. If you rent a vehicle outside the U.S. or Canada, you are really on your own since your domestic auto policy will not protect you. Because of this it is best to rent from a major rental service where the rental documents are standard. Most personal umbrella policies will provide worldwide excess liability over what is provided by the rental. This is not universal so check with your insurance professional. If possible, have a rental official sign off on the condition of the car when you return it. Even if you have back-up coverage for a rental, consider purchasing their insurance with no deductible, especially if the rental is short term. You will be driving a car you are not used to in unfamiliar territory and thus the possibility of a mishap is enhanced. So happy motoring and if you are really confused and apprehensive, take the train.
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The landlord threatened to evict Remi in mid-2019, but reached a settlement that allowed the restaurant to remain until April 2020. Delledonne “almost immediately” failed to comply with the terms, according to the complaint. Then Remi closed abruptly on Dec. 12, 2019, “among the busiest and most lucrative” time of the year, according to an affidavit by former headwaiter Andres Taveras. The hourly employees had not been paid for several weeks and the tips had disappeared, he claims. Tips were pooled, and Taveras, as the elected tips captain, calculated how much everyone was owed in their weekly paychecks. But Delledonne allegedly used the money “for his own personal benefit or for other illegitimate purposes.” Delledonne should not be allowed to discharge debts for unpaid wages and tips, the employees argue, because his failure was intentional and the alleged embezzlement of tips was fraudulent. Delledonne's bankruptcy attorney, Michael H. Schwartz of White Plains, said in an email that he was unable to speak about the allegations with his client over the Labor Day weekend. The employees are represented by Manhattan attorney Christopher S. Baluzy. FCBJ
SEPTEMBER 13, 2021
Mount Pleasant buries solar cemetery proposal BY PETER KATZ email@example.com
proposal from a subsidiary of Con Edison to build a 5.76-megawatt solar-generating farm on two parcels of land owned by Gate of Heaven Cemetery and the Trust of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Mount Pleasant has been denied by the town planning board. A formal resolution rejecting the plan is due to be up for a vote at the board’s next meeting on Sept. 20. The application would have involved 32 acres for the approximately 85 rows of ground-mounted solar panels. The solar panels would generate direct current, which then would be converted into alternating current to feed into the Con Ed electricity distribution grid. A megawatt of electricity is 1 million watts, enough to light approximately 10,000 100-watt household light bulbs. The proposed solar farm also was to
Aerial rendering of the proposed solar farm by CES Hawthorne Solar LLC. have storage batteries to hold excess electricity until it was needed, along with switching gear, transformers and other necessary equipment. The application for the solar farm was from CES Hawthorne Solar LLC, a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison Solutions Inc., which has its headquarters at 100 Summit Lake Drive in Valhalla. Consolidated Edison Solutions is a subsidiary of Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses Inc., which itself is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, the parent company that is traded on
the New York Stock Exchange. The solar panel installations would have had a height of 12 feet. The land on which they’d be placed would be leased from the archdiocese of New York. The proposed installation was to be next to Gate of Heaven Cemetery. The planning board had issued a negative declaration of environmental impact and held public hearings on the proposal. CES Hawthorne Solar described the proposal as having long-term benefits to the community. “It supports a sustainable,
clean energy source that reduces carbon emissions and increases local opportunities to assist in measures that help offset climate change considerations,” CES Hawthorne Solar said. It said that utility customers who elected to subscribe to solar would receive 10% off their electric bills each month. Planning board member Joan Lederman said, “I don’t think this is a responsible project. It’s poor planning. The town has no need of a solar array farm. We could certainly use more solar energy and we have plenty of roofs to put it on.” Lederman was highly critical of the plan’s intention to clearcut the property, removing hundreds of trees. “It proposes clear-cutting acres and acres of land. If you had clear-cut this land and the storm of last night happened, I would suggest the hill would be down on the road right now,” Lederman said, referring to the remnants of Hurricane Ida that
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devastated the region. “If the archdiocese of New York really needs money perhaps it should sell off the land. It would be better used by providing housing for people than a solar array. I find the project to be a poor plan and an environmental disaster.” Lederman made the motion to reject the plan, which received the unanimous vote from the five of the seven town planners who were present. Board Chairman Michael McLaughlin noted that the review process for the proposal began in 2018. “We started off thinking this was a great application. I think the idea is a great idea,” McLaughlin said. “I think what you’ve heard is that the location scares ... people. That doesn’t mean that you can’t come back with another application. I’m going to apologize not because I think we did anything wrong but because it took us so long to reach this point.”
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The Bear Mountain Bridge is getting ready to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2024. Photo by Kathy Roberts. BY KATHY ROBERTS
ow do you retire when the spirit’s still on fire? Tara Sullivan, former New York State Bridge Authority chairwoman, said her career began and will end with her fulfilling her lifelong mission: Mentoring women and girls to succeed in leadership, business and government. “When I came to the Bridge Authority 11 years ago, there had never been a woman in a leadership role of any kind. Now, there are three women listed on the letterhead: our new governor, Kathy Hochul; the chair of the board, Joan McDonald (also the director of operations for Westchester County); and NYSBA’s new executive director, Maureen Coleman,” she said proudly. “That’s a first, and I’d like to think I helped make it happen.” Sullivan grew up in Woodstock, where both her parents were painters, and the Hudson Valley is the only home she’s ever known. Retirement finds turning her attention
to family, making more time for herself and continuing to help the women and girls she’s been committed to helping put cracks — and occasionally shatter — the “glass ceiling” women continue to face. When guests at her July 2021 retirement party told Sullivan how wonderful she was, “I told them it was the Bridge Authority that made me look good,” Sullivan said. “We never used taxpayer money to maintain the bridges and the lowest tolls in the nation.” (The authority was created in March 1932 by soon-tobe elected President Franklin D. Roosevelt who proposed it as a solution to funding a new span to connect Greene and Columbia counties. Five mid-Hudson bridges and the Walkway Over the Hudson are under the purview of the state authority.) “We in the Hudson Valley should be celebrating the Bridge Authority, which has kept our bridges in such wonderful condition and keeping
prices affordable. We are so lucky we have it and own it. We’re gearing up to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Bear Mountain Bridge in 2024.” The authority has hosted delegations from all over the world who come to study its bridges. Sullivan said it will host an international conference during the celebration of Bear Mountain Bridge’s 100th birthday. “The architects and engineers are amazed at how well our bridges are doing.” Sullivan has also battled to keep the authority a distinct and separate entity. When former Gov. Andrew Cuomo dismissed the former board and was planning to attempt to merge it with the Thruway Authority and state Department of Transportation, six pages of officials’ names from counties, towns and villages were collected to oppose the plan. “The Bridge Authority is unique. We’re currently replacing the north span of the Newburgh Beacon Bridge and that will be completed by 2023.
It’s the biggest project in the history of the Bridge Authority, but in accordance with the terms FDR set out when creating the Bridge Authority, we can only charge the toll that is needed to take care of the bridges — nothing else. There are no extras to skim. That’s why it’s a clean, mean maintenance machine. It charges the toll payer what it costs to keep the bridges in perfect condition.” Sullivan is proud to see New York’s first female governor take over in Albany. “This is a watershed event for women and girls,” said the lifelong public servant. For Sullivan, seeing another lifelong female public servant rise to governor is an occasion to celebrate on both sides of the aisle. The vitriolic atmosphere that has permeated Albany is considered in dire need of airing — particularly after Attorney General Letitia James’ scathing report on the sexual harassment allegations levied against Cuomo, which led to his resignation. Sullivan has confidence that FCBJ
Hochul will lead residents out of the malaise that has engulfed the state capitol. “The brave women who spoke out against Andrew Cuomo knew what they were going into. They knew they would be hounded by the press and criticized on social media. The fact that they moved forward despite the obstacles they face and the fact that they did that means I must be there for them as well. They’ve helped make a change, and they’ve made it possible for us to have our first woman governor,” said Sullivan. With official duties behind her — but always with an eye on what’s best for the place she calls home — Sullivan is on the board for Historic Bridges of the Hudson Valley, which she founded during her tenure as chair of the Bridge Authority. She continues to serve on the Dutchess County Ethics Board and remains very much involved with a project that is near and dear to her heart—the Hudson River Skywalk. SEPTEMBER 13, 2021
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Tara Sullivan Skywalk links the home of Hudson River artist Thomas Cole in the village of Catskill with that of his mentor, Frederick Church, in Olana on the east side of the Hudson River via the Rip Van winkle Bridge. Both painters’ homes are now historic sites that see many visitors pass through their doors. Skywalk has made a road trip to these historic homes even more enticing. “There are sidewalks on the bridge that are wide enough for a painter to set up his canvas … and seating so that people can sit and enjoy the most incredible views in the world. The concept happened phenomenally fast; it was a surprise to everyone that it became so successful. To my mind, it was a concept waiting to happen,” Sullivan said. She credits her parents, both painters, for
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the inspiration that motivated her to create Skywalk. Sullivan also is lending a hand at daughter Annie’s new business in Red Hook. “She and Mike opened Bliss Juice and Smoothie right before Covid-19 hit, and it has just taken off for them. They get up every morning at 4 a.m. to get ready for the workday; they are committed to their business and customers. I love having the time working with them.” She’s also enjoying being a new grandmother, albeit long-distance, to her daughter Shirin’s son, Roland. Shirin, a labor attorney, lives with her husband, Jules, in Oregon. All in all, days are still busy for Sullivan. “One perk about being retired,” she said with a chuckle. “I don’t have to get up at the crack of dawn anymore.” WCBJ
The world’s most popular toy has also delivered a unique addition to its newest theme park: Legoland New York officially opened its 250-room hotel. The 150-acre entertainment venue is set on 500 acres, giving visitors a beautiful view of Hudson Valley when they’re not busy checking out the rides and thoughtful creations Legoland’s master builders have introduced to the property. The hotel, like the park, is a Lego lover’s delight — its seven “lands” are incorporated throughout the hotel, giving guests a choice of kicking their shoes off in a themed pirate room or the option to select another theme — Lego Friends, Kingdom or Ninjago — for their stay. Each room has separate sleeping quarters for the tikes, which gives parents a chance to relax when they finally get them to bed. There are also 17 suites that can accommodate from five to nine guests. The hotel offers a breakfast buffet and a family-style dinner every day. Midday snacks are available in the Skyline Lounge, where a bar that offers drinks for the grown-ups as well. Parents can check out the fitness room, while kids can enjoy the creative workshop on
the hotel’s first floor. Tricia Rowan, visiting from Galway, New York, was thrilled to learn that daughter Lauren, who uses a wheelchair, could be accommodated on the park’s newest interactive ride, Dr. Brick’s Factory Adventure. “It’s so thankful she can enjoy this with her brother.” Legoland New York was seven years in the making. From the time it was first proposed to opening day, more than $500 million has been spent reinventing the former site of Arden Hill Hospital into a child’s secret garden. Merlin Entertainment’s ninth park worldwide, new construction is currently going on in China and Korea. “Legos are legendary,” said Matt Besterman, Merlin Entertainment’s spokesman. “They’ve been around since the 1950s entertaining generations of children. The factory in Denmark that originally created them was always getting requests from people to ‘see how the bricks are made.’ Lego’s popularity has never waned.” The last day for the theme park’s season is Nov. 28, but the Legoland Hotel will remain open throughout the year. “Legoland’s mission is to make families happy,” Besterman said.
Suite Talk: Edward Jordan, CEO of Northeast Private Client Group Edward Jordan, CEO of Northeast Private Client Group. Contributed photo.
helton-headquartered Northeast Private Client Group represents real estate investors and property owners in midmarket multifamily, mixed-use and retail real estate between $1 million and $50 million. Since it opened in 2010, the company has tallied more than 700 transactions over $2 billion in value within submarkets around the Northeast and Southeast regions. In this edition of Suite Talk, Business Journal Senior Enterprise Editor Phil Hall speaks with Edward Jordan, the company’s CEO, on his latest endeavors and the state of the commercial real estate market. Last month, your company
announced it was updating its brand messaging with changes to its logo, colors, fonts and patterns. Why did you decide to refresh the brand messaging at this time? “When we started this business, my ambitions were fueled in large part by generating wealth for me and my family, growing a business and building something of my own. I teamed up with some very talented people — some of whom are still with me — and we’ve spent the last decade building a business that we’re proud of, with a very collaborative culture that we take pride in. “We are very relationship based, not so much focused on being intermediar-
ies in a transaction but instead on having long-term relationships with people who choose to invest in income-producing real estate. And that approach, in large part, has fueled our growth. “That said, I wasn’t entirely comfortable with our branding. Over the years, I've seen that the ability to generate wealth and real estate is not an end to itself — families use that prosperity, that material wealth to pursue things that are important to them. I've met families that have put their children through higher education because of an apartment building. “I wanted to communicate that in a more open way, in a more accessible FCBJ
way, to people that the end result is not to make money with us — the end result is to achieve some sense of opportunity of what’s right for them and their family. And I’ve lived that evolution and thinking my own family and I have seen it in the lives of my clients. We want to kind of reposition the brand around that idea.” Where is your business focused today? “We do business in Connecticut and we’re also very active in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and increasingly in the Southeast where there's arguably more favorable policies in the business climate and, demographically, more » EDWARD JORDAN
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n offer in compromise (OIC) is an agreement between a taxpayer and the Internal Revenue Service that settles a taxpayer’s tax liabilities for less than the full amount owed. That’s the good news. The bad news is that not everyone can use this option to settle tax debt. The IRS rejected nearly 60 percent of taxpayer-requested offers in compromise. If you owe money to the IRS and wonder if an IRS offer in compromise is the answer, here's what you need to know.
Who is eligible? If you can't pay your full tax liability or doing so creates a financial hardship, an offer in compromise may be a legitimate option. However, it is not for everyone and taxpayers should explore all other payment options before submitting an offer in compromise to the IRS. Taxpayers who can fully pay the liabilities through an installment agreement or other means generally won't qualify for an OIC. To qualify for an OIC, the taxpayer must have: • Filed all tax returns. • Made all required estimated tax payments for the current year. • Made all required federal tax deposits for the current quarter if the taxpayer is a business owner with employees. IRS acceptance criteria Whether your offer in compromise is accepted depends on several factors; however, typically, an offer in compromise is accepted when the amount offered represents the most the IRS can expect to collect within a reasonable time frame —referred to as the reasonable collection potential (RCP). In most cases, the IRS won't accept an OIC unless the amount offered by a taxpayer is equal to or greater than the RCP, which is how the agency measures the taxpayer’s ability to pay. The RCP is defined as the value that can be realized from the taxpayer’s assets, such as real property, automobiles, bank accounts and other property. In addition to property, the RCP also includes anticipated future income minus certain amounts allowed for basic living expenses. The IRS may accept an OIC based on one of the following criteria: • Doubt as to liability. An OIC meets this criterion only when there's a genuine dispute about the existence or amount of the correct tax debt under the law.
• Doubt as to collectibility. This refers to whether there is doubt that the amount owed is fully collectible such as when the taxpayer’s assets and income are less than the full amount of the tax liability. • Effective tax administration. This applies to cases where there is no doubt that the tax is legally owed and that the full amount owed can be collected, but requiring payment in full would either create an economic hardship — or would be unfair and inequitable because of exceptional circumstances. Application and fees When requesting an OIC from the IRS, use Form 656, Offer in Compromise, and also submit Form 433-A (OIC), Collection Information Statement for Wage Earners and Self-Employed Individuals. If you are applying as a business, use Form 433-B (OIC), Collection Information Statement for Businesses. A taxpayer submitting an OIC based on doubt as to liability must file additional forms as well. A nonrefundable application fee, as well as initial payment (also nonrefundable), is due when submitting an OIC. If the OIC is based on doubt as to liability, no application fee is required, however. If the taxpayer is an individual (not a corporation, partnership, or other entity) who meets Low-Income Certification guidelines, they do not have to submit an application fee or initial payment. They will not need to make monthly installments during the evaluation of an offer in compromise. The initial payment is based on which payment option you choose: • Lump sum cash. Submit an initial payment of 20 percent of the total offer amount with your application. If your offer is accepted, you will receive written confirmation. Any remaining balance due on the offer is paid in five or fewer payments. • Periodic payment. Submit your initial payment with your application. Continue to pay the remaining balance in monthly installments while the IRS considers your offer. If accepted, continue to pay monthly until it is paid in full. If the IRS rejects your OIC, you will be notified by mail. An appeal must be made within 30 days from the date of the letter. Norm Grill is managing partner of Grill & Partners, LLC, certified public accountants and consultants to closely held companies and high-net-worth individuals, with offices in Fairfield and Darien, 203254-3880.
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growth in demand for multifamily and other kinds of property types.” What is the greatest concern for your investors today? “I think the great fear that I see across all product types and all geographic areas is the fear that the mechanism known as the 1031 Exchange will be taken away. There’s a provision in the tax code that is referred to as 1031, which allows real estate investors, if they meet certain criteria, to sell a building and use the proceeds to purchase another building. And if they execute that transaction, according to the government's guidelines, they can defer any tax on the gain that they've made from the sale of the first building because they're reinvesting it in another piece of property. “Most of our investors are people who invest professionally — they sell to buy, and then they continue to start with an amount of equity and can buy a property and then sell it and buy another one and sell it and buy another one. And if they comply with the IRS regulations, their tax on all that gain is being deferred until the very last sale when they don't buy something else after it or until they die, in
which case their heirs take the property through the estate and the tax basis has stepped up to current market value. “Without getting too technical, this is the mechanism that, in large part, fuels our industry. And if investors were required to pay tax on the gain every time they sold the building, it would have a very detrimental effect to the overall real estate market. “I think it’s being floated as a possible way for the government to capture, in the short term, revenue that they might otherwise not see until the longer term. But that’s the big one that’s on everyone’s agenda right now. Your company is also involved in retail real estate. What is that sector like today? “Retail only accounts for about 15% to 20% of our business, at best, and that would be multitenant retail properties, multitenant shopping centers or strip malls. “Retail is taking a hit on many fronts — it's taken kind of a generational hit based on the move from physical shopping to online shopping. But then, obviously, the pandemic has also played havoc with store operations, whether it be mom and
pop stores or chain stores. “When an investor values a property, they look at their projections for occupancy and rate and rent growth and their ability to increase rents when they renew leases. And no one's really stretching too far these days on their forecasts with regard to retail.” And how is the multifamily sector holding up today? “Multifamily is holding up better than any other product type. There’s been some shift out of urban apartments into suburban apartments with the pandemic. But places like Westchester and Connecticut or Metro West of Boston or Hartford and Springfield are the net beneficiaries of that migration, whereas in Manhattan south of 96th Street or downtown Boston, rents are a little soft right now.” What do you have on your corporate agenda for the remainder of this year and into 2022? “We’re pushing forward with a pretty ambitious growth plan. We just wrapped up our first 10 years and we’ve accomplished much of what we set out
to accomplish: We built a platform that supports our clients. “So now, we’re hiring. We’ve brought on six or eight people since December, in the middle of this pandemic, and we found that it’s been a great time to bring on new people and take the time to train them properly, team them up with senior mentors and empower them. Our model is really about empowering the people who come to work with us. “As a dad, it's kind of encouraging to have this generation of 20- and 30-yearolds who I've been able to mentor, not just in real estate but in sharing my values and the values of the company and the nature of what we do with the money we make. “Our firm has been very committed to service and we work with partners like the Bridgeport Rescue Mission and partners overseas. I spent three months with my family doing mission work in Africa from January through March of this year. We try to instill throughout the team that we’re always giving, especially in the communities that we work in because we work in communities of renters that are not always the most affluent neighborhoods. So, it’s a lot of fun.”
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260 Jay St., Katonah, New York 10536 914-232-3161 // harveyschool.org Top administrator: Bill Knauer The Harvey School provides a college-preparatory program for students in grades 6 through 12 that fosters lifelong learning and inspires students to develop the qualities to succeed in a diverse, competitive and changing world. With our commitment to small class-size, our community cultivates the strengths of each student through academics, arts, athletics, community service and global understanding. Located in Katonah, New York, Harvey features an optional five-day residential program for students in grades 9 through 12, offering the benefits of a boarding school with the comfort of home on weekends. Harvey offers Honors and AP classes as well as an array of co-curricular options in the arts, athletics and community service. Open house date: Saturday, Oct. 16. 9 a.m. to noon
IONA PREPARATORY SCHOOL Lower School, grades PK-4 to 8 173 Stratton Road New Rochelle, New York 10804 914-633-7744 Upper School, grades 9-12 255 Wilmot Road New Rochelle, New York 10804 914-632-0714 // ionaprep.org
Top administrator: Brother Thomas Leto There is no better investment you can make in your son’s future success than an Iona Preparatory education. Graduates have earned more than $130 million in academic, merit-based scholarships over the past five years — more than $24 million alone by the Class of 2021 to schools such as Boston College, Duke, Johns Hopkins, RPI, Virginia and Wake Forest. Home to a rigorous Science Research Program and Superior Talent Enrichment Program STEM and the humanities, Iona Prep is now the fifth Westchester school to offer the AP Capstone Diploma. It is education for higher expectations. Open house dates: Sunday, Oct. 17, noon to 3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, 6 to 8 p.m.
JOHN F. KENNEDY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 54 Route 138, Somers, New York 10589 914-232-5061 // kennedycatholic.org Top administrator: Father Mark G. Vaillancourt
1450 Newfield Ave. Stamford, Connecticut 06905 203-322-2496 // kingschoolct.org Top administrator: Carol Maoz Students in grades Pre-K through 12 engage in an expansive curriculum focused on student-driven inquiry and experiential learning. Our teaching methodology is guided by educational best practices and focuses on strong relationships with faculty
— creating a foundation for courageous thinking. We open minds and encourage lifelong curiosity. We value diversity and are inspired by our different backgrounds, perspectives and lived experiences. Our students chart their own path and arrive at the nation’s top colleges confident, prepared and ready to make an impact. King graduates are better prepared to better the world. Open house dates: Oct. 3, grades 6-11, Nov. 7, Pre-K to grade 5
5142 Route 22, Amenia, New York 12501 845-373-8191 // maplebrookschool.org Top administrator: Donna Konkolics
MARIA REGINA HIGH SCHOOL
500 W. Hartsdale Ave. Hartsdale, New York 10530 914-761-3300 // mariaregina.org Top administrator: Anna Parra Maria Regina High School is a Catholic, independent school dedicated to educating young women. Its key objective is to develop within each of them a true sense of Christian values using a holistic approach that fosters the integration of each person as an individual within a global community. Academic excellence is sought within a Catholic environment, which reinforces the dignity and respect of everyone, while fostering the call to discipleship of all. The entire school program, whether it be
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PASSION The Masters School, a coed boarding and day school for grades 5-12, encourages students to pursue their passions in the classroom, on the stage, and on the athletic field. Students graduate prepared for college, career and life.
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curricular or extracurricular activities, challenges our students to develop their intellectual potential and their physical and social skills. It is only with an integrated effort on the part of the entire staff, as well as our students and their parents, that the philosophy of Maria Regina can be brought to fruition. Open house date: Saturday, Oct. 23. 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
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49 Clinton Ave., Dobbs Ferry, New York 10522 914-479-6400 // mastersny.org Top administrator: Laura Danforth The Masters School is a leading day and boarding school for students in grades 5-12 that empowers independent thinkers through an expansive curriculum based on active intellectual exploration and a student-centered approach. Located on 96 beautiful acres, the school is a diverse and vibrant convergence of ideas, cultures, arts and athletics. Masters also offers two boarding programs. A fiveday program pair combining the benefits of boarding during the week — full-time access to faculty and school resources and an inclusive community of fellow boarders — with the convenience of going home on the weekends. Students in our seven-day program have a fully immersive experience that includes a variety of weekend activities. Open house date: Oct. 23
131 Millbrook School Road Millbrook, New York 12545 845-677-8261 // millbrook.org Top administrator: Drew Casertano
NEW CANAAN COUNTRY SCHOOL 635 Frogtown Road New Canaan, Connecticut 06840 203-972-0771 // countryschool.net Top administrator: Robert P. Macrae
NOTRE DAME CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
220 Jefferson St., Fairfield, Connecticut 06825 203-372-6521 // notredame.org Top administrator: Christopher Cipriano
OAKWOOD FRIENDS SCHOOL
22 Spackenhill Road Poughkeepsie, New York 12603 845-242-2340 // oakwoodfriends.org Top administrator: Chad Cianfrani
223 W. Mountain Road Ridgefield, Connecticut 6877 203-894-1800 // ridgefieldacademy.org Top administrator: James P. Heus
Lower School 325 W. Patent Road Mount Kisco, New York 10549 914-244-1200 Upper School 439 Cantitoe St., Bedford, New York 10506 914-244-12500 // rcsny.org Top administrator: Colm MacMahon
RYE COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL
3 Cedar St., Rye, New York 10580 914-967-1417 // ryecountryday.org Top administrator: Scott A. Nelson Rye Country Day School is a coeducational, college preparatory school dedicated to providing students from Pre-K through Grade 12 with an excellent education using both traditional and innovative approaches. In a nurturing and supportive environment, we offer a challenging program that stimulates individuals to achieve their maximum potential through academic, athletic, creative and social endeavors. We are actively committed to diversity. We expect and promote moral responsibility and strive to develop strength of character within a respectful school community. Our goal is to foster a lifelong passion for learning, understanding and service in an ever-changing world. Open house dates: Lower School (Pre-K – grade 4): Sunday, Oct 17, noon. Middle School (grades 5 – 8): Sunday, Oct 24, noon. Upper School (grades 9 – 12): Sunday, Oct 31, noon.
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SACRED HEART GREENWICH
1177 King St., Greenwich, Connecticut 06831 203-531-6500 // shgreenwich.org Top administrator: Margaret Frazier For nearly 175 years, Sacred Heart Greenwich has served as the top Catholic independent school for girls and young women in Connecticut. Why do so many families choose Sacred Heart? Because the school believes in the strength, intellect, vitality, spirit, friendship and faith of women. Sacred Heart students join a vibrant Catholic tradition of spiritual and intellectual thought. The school inspires girls and young women in kindergarten through 12th grade to let their curiosity roam, acquire wisdom, live compassionately and build good and just societies. Plus, the co-ed early childhood program in the Barat Center inspires joy and creativity in our youngest learners. Open house dates: Admission tour days: Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9, Jan. 13 Upper school: Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. K-12 open house: Nov. 6 at 9 a.m.
SAINT BARNABAS HIGH SCHOOL 425 E. 240 St., Bronx, New York 10470 718-325-8800 // stbarnabashigh.com Top administrator: Theresa Napoli
SAINT JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL
2320 Huntington Turnpike Trumbull, Connecticut 06611 203-378-9378 // sjcadets.org Top administrator: William Fitzgerald
SAINT LUKE’S SCHOOL
377 N. Wilton Road New Canaan, Connecticut 06840 203-966-5612 // stlukesct.org Top administrator: Mark Davis
SALESIAN HIGH SCHOOL
148 E. Main St., New Rochelle, New York 10801 914-632-0248 // salesianhigh.org Top administrator: John Serio
SCHOOL OF THE HOLY CHILD
2225 Westchester Ave., Rye, New York 10580 914-967-5622 // holychildrye.org Top administrator: Colleen Pettus Because of our longstanding history of challenging students to pursue academic excellence and find joy in learning, Holy Child is widely recognized as being the best at educating and mentoring students to become women of conscience and action. Holy Child students are spirited, confident, smart and kind. They are not afraid to take risks. They are investigating chemical reactions in science courses and interpreting complex texts in English classes. They are constructing logical arguments and identifying sound reasoning in rhetoric and religious studies. They are taking technology courses that are unparalleled elsewhere, with offerings that begin as early as fifth grade, including robotics, engineering and computer programming.
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SOLOMON SCHECHTER SCHOOL OF WESTCHESTER Upper School, 6-12 555 W. Hartsdale Ave. Hartsdale, New York 10530 914-948-8333 schechterwestchester.org Top administrator: Michael Kay
THE STANWICH SCHOOL
275 Stanwich Road Greenwich, Connecticut 06830 203-542-0000 // stanwichschool.org Top administrator: Charles Sachs
THE STORM KING SCHOOL
314 Mountain Road Cornwall-On-Hudson, New York 12520 845-534-7893 // sks.org Top administrator: Jonathan W. R. Lamb
THE URSULINE SCHOOL 1354 North Ave.
New Rochelle, New York 10804 914-636-3950 // ursulinenewrochelle.org Top administrator: Colleen Melnyk The Ursuline School in New Rochelle is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS). Its mission is to educate, inspire and empower a diverse population of 770 young women in grades 6 – 12 by providing them with a 21st century Catholic, college preparatory education. Ursuline transitioned seamlessly to distance learning when required. Their prior investment in technology and creative teachers allowed students to fully continue their education from home during the pandemic. Virtual showcases featured student musicians, artists, global scholars, and science researchers. The school motto, “I will serve,” focused recently on supplying food pantries. Open house dates: Sunday Oct. 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 27, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
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Middle School 40 W. Red Oak Lane White Plains, New York 10604 Top administrator: John J. Russell
100 Overlook Circle New Rochelle, New York 10804 914-632-8836 // td.edu Top administrator: Douglas E. Fleming Jr.
TRINITY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 926 Newfield Ave. Stamford, Connecticut 06905 203-322-3401 // trinitycatholic.org Top administrator: Dave Williams
700 Route 22, Pawling, New York 12564 845-855-3100 // trinitypawling.org Top administrator: William W. Taylor Director of admission: JP Burlington Trinity–Pawling is guided by two major principles: The ethos of effort and a commitment to help every boy discover his distinct gifts and develop new skills. In turn, the faculty provide engaging opportunities that spark a student’s curiosity and cultivate his mind, body and spirit. Young men graduate from Trinity-Pawling with greater confidence in their academic, athletic, artistic and leadership skills. Trinity-Pawling has long cultivated a broad and diverse community, attracting students from around the world. Alumni often attest that their ability to collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds or beliefs was nurtured in their Pawling years. Fostering respect for other cultures is fundamental to the Trinity-Pawling experience and integral for today’s global citizens. Open house date: Oct. 9.
WINSTON PREPARATORY SCHOOL
57 W. Rocks Road Norwalk, Connecticut 06851 203-229-0465 // winstonprep.edu Top administrator: Beth Sugerman Winston Preparatory School is an innovative private day school for students through 12th grade with learning differences such as dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities and executive functioning difficulties (ADHD). Winston has seven campuses, including two in New York City, one in Whippany, New Jersey, one in Norwalk, Connecticut, one in Dix Hills, Long Island, one in Marin County, California, and a new, fully online campus, Winston Online, which launched Fall of 2020. One of the New York City campuses is Transitions, a highly individualized program for students ages 17 to 21 with learning differences. Our unique model of education for the individual provides intense skill remediation while encouraging students to build independence, resilience, responsibility, self-awareness and self-advocacy. We do this through a process that understands each student, individualizes a program to meet their needs and continually refines this program based on individual progress, while building a powerful sense of community.
91 Miry Brook Road Danbury, Connecticut 06810 203-830-3916 // woosterschool.org Top administrator: Matt Byrnes
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CELEBRATING A GENERATION Millennials represent half of the workforce and it’s predicted that by 2025, Gen Z will make up about 27% of the workforce in the world. Many individuals from this generation are coming of age and establishing their place in society. The awards celebrate this new era in the workforce and recognize some individuals who are leaving their footprints in the technology and business communities of Westchester and Fairfield counties.
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AWARD CATEGORIES: Changemakers, Business Entrepreneur, Culinary Arts, Digital Media, Education, Economic Development, Journalism, Fashion, Film, Financial Services, Healthcare, Hospitality, Innovation, Law, Music, Social Entrepreneur, Real Estate, Engineering and Technology
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ALL IN THE FAMILY Dr. William Higgins and Ellen Higgins NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital CARING FOR ALL Dr. Karen Murray Open Door Family Medical Center New York Medical College Dr. Lauren Bader Darien Pediatric Associates
HEALTH EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR Dr. Patricia Calayag Westmed Medical Group
POWER COUPLE Dr. Andreas Gomoll and Dr. Sabrina Strickland HSS Stamford
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Dr. Elaine Healy United Hebrew of New Rochelle
PROMISE FOR THE FUTURE Mathias Palmer The Mayo Clinic New York Medical College
Dr. Nabil Atweh Bridgeport Hospital Yale New Haven Health
TEAM White Plains Hospital
CUTTING EDGE Dr. James Harding Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
NO LAND TOO FAR Dr. Sudhir Vaidya Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
Dr. Richard C. Frank Nuvance Health
Dr. Allison Ostroff Stamford Health
FEMALE TRAILBLAZER Dr. Amy Ahasic Nuvance Health
OUTSTANDING NURSE Silvana Cardona Stamford Hospital
Dr. Virna Lisi-DeMartino CareMount Medical
Mary Hartnett Sarah Lawrence College
Greenwich Hospital TELEHEALTH Nuvance Health URGENT CARE CENTER Montefiore Hospital
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BBG&G Integrated Marketing in Campbell Hall is joining Titanium Worldwide, the world’s first collective of certified diverse, best-in-class marketing agencies founded to facilitate meaningful, creative shifts in behavior united in one global brand. Under Titanium, agencies with different areas of expertise are brought together to offer the best talent to different national and international brands through a rigorous vetting process. Most importantly Titanium allows diverse agencies to share their creative talents and skillsets and empowers them to amplify their voices. “We are thrilled to have been invited to join Titanium and be part of this highly talented and professional collective,” said Deborah Garry, founder and CEO of BBG&G. “While preserving our own autonomy, being a member opens up a wealth of additional resources for our clients and provides opportunities for us to be part of something larger than ourselves.” “Having BBG&G join this collective, is a testament to our overall success. …As a diverse, certified collective we offer the power to impact the way brands operate today. Together we are shaping the future of our culture with our positive, inclusive mindset.” Made up of minority-owned, women-owned and LGBTQ-owned marketing firms, Titanium challenges each member to drive multidimensional thinking to reshape ideas, brands and businesses. The collaboration is known for its innovation and breakthrough thinking. Formed in 1997, BBG&G is a full-service integrated marketing firm serving a broad range of industries. It is a certified WBE (women-owned business entity).
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From left: Carolyn Gordon, benefits director, FUJIFILM Holdings America Corp.; Joe Stout, executive director, Westchester Parks Foundation; and Tetsuya Iwasaki, president, FUJIFILM Holdings America Corp. and president/CEO FUJIFILM North America Corp. at Kensico Dam in Valhalla.
In remembrance of Sept. 11, Westchester Parks Foundation (WPF) hosted executives and employees of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corp., FUJIFILM North America Corp., FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A. and FUJIFILM Recording Media U.S.A. at Kensico Dam to clean up and beautify the park and its “Circle of Remembrance” that rings The Rising, Westchester County’s 9/11 Memorial at Kensico. Marking Fujifilm’s 19th annual Volunteer Day activities, the cleanup effort
is part of WPF’s Adopt-a-Park campaign. Fujifilm volunteers cleaned the park in preparation for the 20th year remembrance of 9/11. “Fujifilm has long been recognized in Westchester as a leader in environmental responsibility and volunteerism,” said Joe Stout, executive director of the WPF. Tetsuya Iwasaki, president of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corp. and president/CEO of FUJIFILM North America Corp., presented the WPF with a $7,500
check on behalf of the company and its nearly 300 local employees. “…We are humbled to play a small part in the remembrance of those from our community who were lost on Sept. 11, 2001…,” he said. The Westchester Parks Foundation’s mission is to engage the public to advocate for and invest in the preservation, conservation, use and enjoyment of the 18,000 acres of parks, trails and open spaces within the Westchester County Parks system.
SUPPORTING THOSE WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE Signarama Hartsdale, Signarama Nanuet and Volunteer New York! team up to help local Hudson Valley nonprofits elevate their voices, impact and brand visibility with access to free professional signage and print services Michael Lang, owner, Signarama Hartsdale, and Don Lubarsky, owner, Signarama Nanuet, recently announced they would each donate $10,000 in capacity-building support this November to local charities in the form of free marketing materials and professional print services through their respective Signals914 and Signals845 nonprofit grant programs. “When we launched Signals914 in 2019, the need for nonprofit signage support was great, but it’s even greater now in the wake of Covid-19. We had over $180,000 in requests for free signage and no one expected that reaction, but it proved we could offer something the nonprofit community needed and were missing,” said Lang. “I’m thrilled to finally be able to do this again and to work with a great partner, like Don Lubarsky of Signarama Nanuet who is helping to double the impact and reach of this camFCBJ
Michael Lang, owner of Signarama Hartsdale, awarding the 15 nonprofit winners of the 2019 SIGNALS914 campaign with $10,000 in grants at a special celebration outside the Signarama Hartsdale production headquarters on Central Avenue.
paign by bringing it into Rockland through Signals845. How amazing is that!” Support from the Signals 914/845 grant will help prevent local nonprofits that lack marketing budgets from losing out due to their inability to tell or share their story and attract new volunteers and donors. “…This grant will be a gamechanger for changemakers in need of marketing support,” said Tony Fasciano, director of communication for Volunteer New York!. From concept to completion, the
Signarama company team designs, fabricates and installs signage products for any purpose. Grants must be applied for annually and are valid for the award year. Applications are only accepted on the official SIGNALS914 and SIGNALS845 forms. Applications must be filled out completely and received by Sept. 30 to be considered. Only one application per eligible organization. Grants have no cash value and cannot be applied to past purchases made at Signarama Hartsdale or Signarama Nanuet.
Kathleen Collins has joined Houlihan Lawrence’s Bronxville brokerage. She brings 15-plus years of experience to Houlihan Lawrence, which holds the longstanding status as the No.1 brokerage in Bronxville. Throughout her career, Collins has represented clients in two of the largest single-family home sales in Bronxville’s history, totaling $19 million. Cindy Landis, manager of the Bronxville brokerage, said, “She is deeply respected within our community and her addition to our team demonstrates our status as the real estate leader in the village.” In 2021, Collins was named to the Real Trends America’s Best list, ranking her among the top 1.5% of real estate professionals nationwide.
MOVING ON Marcel Martino, president and CEO of Orange County Cerebral Palsy Association d.b.a. Inspire, for nearly 15 years, has announced his plan to step down from his role as CEO after a distinguished career in which he helped grow the organization’s services and implemented several new programs. Martino has accepted a position effective Oct. 4, with ADAPT Community Network, the parent organization of Inspire. He will lead community relations and business development initiatives in the Hudson Valley. Inspire is now focusing on ensuring a successful CEO transition in conjunction with ADAPT Community Network. Jeanne Herbert, Inspire’s chief operating officer will succeed Martino as CEO Ralph J. Martucci, Inspire board chairman, said “…together we will be able to sustain and grow Inspire’s ability to serve our consumers into the future.” Founded in 1950, Inspire is a not-forprofit charitable organization, officially known as Orange County Cerebral Palsy Association Inc.
HUNGER ACTION MONTH CAMPAIGN
FALL PREVENTION MONTH
PARTNERS TO SUPPORT PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS Planet Fitness recently celebrated the grand opening of its new location in Norwalk and donated $1,000 to partner with the Norwalk Education Foundation to support students and teachers in the Norwalk Public Schools system. The 20,000-square-foot club, located at 360 Connecticut Ave., will serve as a resource for greater Norwalk residents to maintain physical and mental health. The partnership includes an exclusive Planet Fitness membership offer for teachers that allows them to sign up for a Planet Fitness Black Card membership for zero dollars down and the first month free. “…We want to show our appreciation for Norwalk teachers and provide this exclusive offer to them,” said Mike Shapiro, Planet Fitness vice president of Connecticut operations. The Planet Fitness Black Card membership includes additional amenities such as the ability to bring a guest every day at no additional charge, access to all 2,030-plus Planet Fitness locations in all 50 states, as well as access to massage beds and chairs and tanning, among other benefits. To take advantage of the offer, Norwalk teachers can stop into their local Planet Fitness clubs before Sept. 30 and show a teacher I.D. to sign up for a membership.
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One in four seniors suffers a fall each year and nearly half of people 65 or older sustaining a fall do not resume independent living. Connecticut’s homecare experts at Assisted Living Services Inc. (ALS) in Cheshire, Fairfield and Clinton have seen firsthand the threats to personal safety that the elderly encounter on a daily basis in their own homes. During National Falls Prevention Month in September ALS is sharing ways to create a safe environment and utilize new smart home and personal technology. “We work with families to prevent these accidents in the first place by providing a complimentary home-safety assessment at any residence in Connecticut,” said ALS Chief Operating Officer Mario D’Aquila. “Some independent seniors avoid using a cane or other physical equipment in public out of embarrassment, so we encourage the use of discreet wearable devices to provide peace of mind and a quick response in the event of an emergency,” said D’Aquila. “Inthe-home, wireless sensors and detectors that are barely noticeable can be installed.” To prevent falls from happening in the first place, ALS uses the Smart Caregiver product line of cordless bed pads, chair pads and floor mats that alert
The Smart Caregiver Alarm and Chair Pad Set, offered by Assisted Living Technologies Inc. Photo courtesy Assisted Living Technologies Inc.
caregivers via an alarm pager when elderly persons are trying to get out of their chair or bed. ALS was ranked on the 2020 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing compa-
nies and recognized by Home Care Pulse® as a “Best of Home Care Leader in Excellence,” a designation given to the best home care providers in the nation.
HELPING TO END HOMELESSNESS IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY Pacific House in Stamford, a leader in trying to end homelessness in Fairfield County, will host its largest fundraiser of the year, the Pacific House 20th Annual Celebration, on Thursday, Oct. 21 when socially minded residents and community leaders will gather together in-person and online to celebrate its good work to help transform lives. Particularly, Pacific House will share its efforts throughout the pandemic to quickly house homeless individuals and divert others from descending into homelessness. Community Partnership Honorees for the event include Sam Cingari, The Cingari Family, Grade A – ShopRite; Community Health Center Inc.; First Congregational Church of Greenwich; New Covenant Center/Catholic Charities of Fairfield County; and Robert Morris, founder and managing partner, Olympus Partners. “…Funds raised will help those who have nowhere else to turn,” said Rafael Pagan Jr., executive director, Pacific House.
Feeding Westchester in Elmsford joins Feeding America and other network member food banks to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of people facing the impossible choice of hunger for Hunger Action Month® this September, marking the 14th year Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization with a nationwide network of 200 food banks, including Feeding Westchester and its nearly 300 community partners and meal programs, has organized the annual call to action. This year’s campaign presents the impossible choices that millions of Americans – including hundreds of thousands right here in Westchester – must make between food and other basic needs. “This Hunger Action Month, we continue to see an incredibly increased need – one that has not diminished – for food across Westchester County,” said Karen C. Erren, president and CEO of Feeding Westchester. “The support of our community – donors, volunteers, advocates, corporate partners, community groups, retail recovery partners – is critical as we strive to educate and inspire others to get involved in hunger relief and join us in our shared mission to nourish our neighbors in the fight against hunger.” “For many, a daily meal is a simple choice of what to eat,” said Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America. “For people facing hunger, a daily meal poses a very different type of choice….” Every $1 donated to Feeding Westchester provides up to three meals for local children, seniors and families struggling with hunger. To find help or to give help, visit feedingwestchester.org or call 914-923-1100. Feeding Westchester is the county’s leading nonprofit hunger-relief organization at the heart of a network of nearly 300 community partners and programs.
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From left: Brad Mahaney, Pacific House Executive Director Rafael Pagan, Board Chair Chris Tate, Board member Jane Pelletier and Board member Justin Maccarone.
Beginning at 6 p.m. with a preaward celebration followed by the official program at 7 p.m, both Pacific House events will stream live. Contact Jennifer Broadbin at jbroadbin@pacifichouse. org for more information and sponsorship opportunities.
Pacific House is the only regional shelter for homeless men and young adults serving Fairfield County. For more than 35 years the organization has been a leader in developing deeply affordable housing for formerly homeless individuals. FCBJ
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Good Things HV CREATIVE IMPACT RETURNS The popular outdoor networking event and conference hosted at Storm King Art Center, Museum Hill in Cornwall – Hudson Valley Creative – brings together leaders in the arts industry, cultural organizations, artists and creative entrepreneurs from throughout the Northeast region. This event on Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 4 to 8 p.m., is presented by Orange County Arts Council in partnership with Orange County Chamber of Commerce, Chronogram and Hudsy. “The arts have been one of the hardest-hit sectors since 2020 and have demonstrated an incredible capacity to build resilience through creative problem solving and community,” said Sarah McKay, executive director of the Orange County Arts Council.
Bestselling author Greg McKeown, host of the podcast “What’s Essential” and Young Global Leader for the World Economic Forum is the keynote speaker. “The arts matter to people. This networking event makes the case for a greater investment in culture,” says Barry Lewis, board member of Orange County Arts Council. The public is welcome to attend, but registration is required. Members of Orange County Arts Council or Orange County Chamber of Commerce receive a 10% discount for tickets. Email email@example.com for more information. Each attendee receives the gift of the newly released book “effortless” by Greg McKeown.
ARTS MID-HUDSON DIRECTOR RETIRES Long-time Arts Mid-Hudson Executive Director Linda Marston-Reid will retire effective Dec. 31. The nonprofit has formed a search committee to conduct a national search for a replacement to be completed by January. During her 10 years as executive director, Marston-Reid led the organization’s name change from Dutchess County Arts Council to Arts Mid-Hudson. She also helped spearhead the expansion of the service area to include Dutchess, Ulster and Orange counties.
During her tenure, Arts Mid-Hudson launched the Poughkeepsie Arts and Community Action weekly meetup in 2012, which helped the artist community collaborate and Queen City Arts become a united force. In Kingston, Ulster County, the Arts and Community Action meetup was launched in 2015 in conjunction with founding Art Walk Kingston. In 2014, Arts Mid-Hudson celebrated its 50-year anniversary, which promoted the “50 Locations in 50 Weeks” series.
PEEKSKILL POLICE CHIEF TO RETIRE
City of Peekskill Police Chief Don Halmy. Photo courtesy Michael P. McKinney.
Chief Don Halmy of the city of Peekskill Police Department has announced his plan to retire Sept. 25. Hired in 1999 to work on patrol, he rose to sergeant in 2009, lieutenant in 2017 and chief in 2018. In his resignation letter he said, “I have given this decision much thought and as I grow older I am constantly re-
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minded that life is too short and before I leave this big blue marble, there are other things that I’d like to accomplish.” The city of Peekskill is now in the process of identifying and appointing a successor who will continue the work started by Halmy and further build on improving the department and taking it to new heights. FCBJ
PARTNERSHIP TO RAISE MONEY FOR POLICE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
From left: Chief of Police James Heavey, co-owner of MIKU SUSHI K Dong; Bike Unit Officer Andrew Greco, Sue Moretti Bodson and Bobbi Eggers. Photo courtesy Embos, LLC.
In celebration of the Greenwich Police Department’s 125th anniversary, MIKU SUSHI restaurant is raising money for the Police Department Scholarship Fund by creating a special menu featuring three new dishes during the month of September. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the new items will be donated to the fund, which grants financial assistance to the children of active Greenwich police officers who qualify.
The September special menu at MIKU features Plainclothes Officer (appetizer) $19, salt and pepper lobster tempura; Bike Patrol (sashimi taco) $18 for two pieces of tuna, two pieces of salmon; and First Responders Parade (appetizer) $22, radish wrapped black pepper tuna inside with yuzu jelly, topped with purple yam and caviar, crispy cucumber and lychee sauce dressing. The items were named to promote the Organized Retail Crime Activity
(ORCA) team, the e-bicycle unit and the “Wearing of the Green-wich Thank You Parade” on Sept. 19 that will honor the essential workers who helped us through the pandemic,” said Chief of Police James Heavey. “… This partnership is truly special for us and we’re grateful for their (police department) outstanding service,” said K Dong, MIKU co-owner with Chef Steve Chen. The team also owns and operates Hinoki at 363 Greenwich Ave.
CONNECTICUT LAW FIRM WELCOMES NEW ASSOCIATES Murtha Cullina LLP has welcomed Alyssa R. Ferreone and Julie A. Lavoie as associates in the firm’s litigation department. Previously, Ferreone, was a judicial law clerk for Judges Robert J. Devlin Jr. and Melanie L. Cradle at the Connecticut Appellate Court. She received her Juris Doctorate from Quinnipiac University School of Law and her Bachelor of Science degree from Southeastern University. She will practice in the firm’s Stamford office. Lavoie was a judicial law clerk for the Hartford Superior Court and Judge Eliot D. Prescott at the Connecticut Appellate Court. She received her Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law and her Bachelor of Science degree from Central Connecticut State University. She will practice in the firm’s Hartford office. With offices throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York, Murtha Cullina offers a full range of legal services to meet the local, regional
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NORTHWELL NAMED TO ‘COMPANIES THAT CARE’
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Matthew Bateman (left), executive director and CEO, In Flight Inc. and Jeffery Fox, CEO and president, Abilities First Inc.
NONPROFITS WITH COMMON GOALS PARTNER Abilities First Inc. and In Flight Inc., both nonprofit organizations that provide services and support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, have established a new parent corporation named Abilities Partnership of the Hudson Valley Inc. (APHV). Incorporated as a nonprofit entity on Aug. 11, with a primary purpose “to serve as a governing body for one or more affiliates that provide services and support to people with intellectual and developmental challenges, Abilities First and In Flight will be the first affiliates of APHV and will serve as a model for sharing resources and achievement of operational efficiencies not conceivable without such partnership. Over time, APHV may take on additional affiliates as those possibilities present themselves. Combined, Abilities First and In Flight support more than 1,600 individuals, birth through end-of-life, in educational and adult services programs across Orange, Sullivan, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, Columbia and Greene counties. Both organizations, with a combined workforce of 900, are headquartered in Dutchess County. Founded in 1962, Abilities First is a not-for-profit organization serving the needs of those with developmental disabilities from pre-school through adulthood. It presently serves more than 1,200 children and adults with disabilities in the Hudson Valley. Since 1993, In Flight’s mission has been to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to reach a meaningful quality of life. In Flight offers job-skill and life-skill training for adults. Information for these features has been submitted by the subjects or their delegates.
HVEDC GAINS ANOTHER MEMBER Northwell ranked in Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list.
Northwell Health has been recognized as a 2021 PEOPLE Companies that Care organization, a ranking based on employee surveys compiled by Great Place to Work® and PEOPLE magazine. Northwell placed 54th on the list, one of nine health systems nationally to be honored. The Companies that Care award is based on survey responses from more than 5 million employees derived from 60 employee experience questions at organizations nationwide. In that survey, 84% of Northwell’s employees validated it as a great place to work. More than 90% said they felt good about the ways
Northwell employees march in the Hometown Heroes Parade in New York City.
Northwell contributed to the community. Great Place to Work is the only company culture award in America that selects winners based on how fairly employees are treated. Maxine Carrington, senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Northwell, said “…We believe in caring for the ‘whole person’ and that focus extends to our patients and customers, communities and our entire workforce….” Explore career opportunities. With a workforce of more than 76,000 based at 23 hospitals and 830
outpatient facilities throughout New York City, Long Island and Westchester County, Northwell was selected from among thousands of companies nationwide. For the pandemic, Northwell provided Covid testing, housing, transportation and childcare support to team members who needed it. The health system also created the Northwell Caregiver Support Fund to provide financial assistance. It has disbursed nearly $500,000 to date. Ranking 19th, Northwell is the only New York health system on Fortune’s list, recognized for its commitment to employee health amid the Covid-19 crisis.
HVEDC'S BOARD GAINS MEMBER
Tamika and Martin Dunkley of Seasoned Delicious Foods.
Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. (HVEDC) has announced the addition of Seasoned Delicious Foods to its Board of Directors, represented by Martin Dunkley, CEO and Tamika Dunkley, president and executive director of Seasoned Gives. Beginning as a catering company Seasoned Delicious Foods now manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning blends, condiments and other flavorful products to retail outlets, food manufacturers, food service operators and restaurants. Its products bring the
spice and the finishing touches to food preparation. Starting out as an authentic gourmet Caribbean food-product manufacturer of the seasoned “Mamma Blossom’s Brand,” it has expanded to include Above Earth Foods and Afya Power Foods. "The work Tamika and Martin are doing with Seasoned Delicious Foods, Seasoned Gives and The Seasoned Evolution Center is truly groundbreaking….” said Mike Oates, president and CEO of Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp. Dunkley has been a registered nurse
for more than a decade specializing in cardiac critical care. As a dietitian, she along with her husband Martin Dunkley, handcraft their recipes to ensure that they are all non-GMO and gluten free. They founded Seasoned Gives in 2019 in Kingston. A portion of the sales from Seasoned Delicious Foods goes directly to Seasoned Gives, the company’s nonprofit arm. The majority of Seasoned Gives entrepreneurs approach starting their business as a gateway to financial freedom, seeking a way to take control of their economic lives. FCBJ
The Center for Discovery® (TCFD) has joined the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors in Poughkeepsie. The company is represented by Patrick H. Dollard, CEO. A world-renowned provider of research and programs for children and adults with complex conditions, like autism, The Center for Discovery® is one of the field’s most innovative and Dollard is an internationally recognized thought leader in the development of new models of care. “It is a perfect time for The Center to join the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation’s (HVEDC) Board,” Dollard said. “I have always believed in the depth of talent in our region. Now together, we can help assist the individuals and businesses in the area develop their talents and further enrich the Hudson Valley.” Under Dollard’s leadership, The Center for Discovery® has grown from a facility with 30 employees to one with more than 1,700 full-time staff providing a range of educational, residential, medical, clinical and recreational programs. Additionally, he has been instrumental in bringing together researchers from several prominent universities to develop a nationally recognized research program at The Center that has led to cutting-edge breakthroughs in care for those with complex conditions. A 2020 Economic Impact Study conducted by TEConomy Partners revealed that The Center for Discovery was responsible for more than $1.77 billion in economic impact for New York state between 2011 and 2019
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Facts & Figures U.S. BANKRUPTCY COURT White Plains & Poughkeepsie Local business cases, Sept. 1 - 7 Andres Taveras, et al, vs. Roberto Delledonne, Rye Brook, 21-7090-RDD: Adversary proceeding in Delledonne Chapter 7 (21-22334), Attorney: Christopher S. Baluzy.
U.S. DISTRICT COURT, White Plains Local business cases, Sept. 1- 7 Eliquid Universe Inc., Putnam Valley, et al, vs. Omid Holdings Inc., Phillipsburg, New Jersey, et al, 21-cv-7368-NSR: Breach of contract, Attorneys: Robert Powers, Steven Anderson. Israel Rodriguez, New York City vs. River City Grille, Irvington, et al, 21-cv-7438-VB: Fair Labor Standards Act, class action, Attorney: Michael Taubenfeld. Martha Bohnak, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, et al, vs. Trusted Media Brands Inc., White Plains, 21-cv-7476-NSR: Personal injury, class action, Attorney: Philip L. Fraietta.
19 Carriage House Lane LLC, Ridgefield. Seller: CBKA Family Limited Partnership, New York City. Property: 19 Carriage House Lane, Mamaroneck. Amount: $2.9 million. Filed Aug. 31. 97 Yonkers Resident LLC, Cedarhurst. Seller: Youngman Holdings LLC, Brooklyn. Property: 396 Walnut St., Yonkers. Amount: $2.4 million. Filed Aug. 30. A1 Franklin Realty LLC, New Rochelle. Seller: Anmatt Properties LLC, Port Chester. Property: 409 Franklin St., Rye. Amount: $1.7 million. Filed Sept. 30. A-T Real Estate LLC, Scarsdale. Seller: Stacey Ciulla and Stuart Schwadron, Scarsdale. Property: 17 Harvest Drive, Scarsdale. Amount: $4.9 million. Filed Sept. 3. Amabile, Nicholas and Julie Weldon, New Rochelle. Seller: 46 Lincoln Road LLC, Mamaroneck. Property: 46 Lincoln Road, Scarsdale. Amount: $1.8 million. Filed Sept. 1. Aubrey, Stephanie and Jonathan Aubrey, New York City. Seller: Royce Realty LLC, Yonkers. Property: 40 Springdale Road, Scarsdale. Amount: $1.7 million. Filed Aug. 30. Bobrovich, Julia V., London, United Kingdom. Seller: 21 Bulkley Manor LLC, Rye. Property: 21 Bulkley Manor, Rye. Amount: $1.5 million. Filed Aug. 31. Brick, William D., New York City. Seller: David Matisz and Sherrie Matusz, Scarsdale. Property: 1 Duck Pond Road, Scarsdale. Amount: $9.8 million. Filed Sept. 1. Buzas, Alexander and Margaret Kennedy, Croton-on-Hudson. Seller: 99 Cleveland Drive LLC, Croton-on-Hudson. Property: 8 Olcott Ave., Cortlandt. Amount: $925,000. Filed Sept. 2. Imperial Fenimore Road LLC, Melville. Seller: 615 Fenimore Road LLC, Mamaroneck. Property: 615 Fenimore Road, Mamaroneck. Amount: $3.1 million. Filed Aug. 31.
Joli Lieu LLC, New York City. Seller: Sara Slocum, Bedford Corners. Property: 322 Succabone Road, Bedford. Amount: $3.6 million. Filed Aug. 31. MVE Realty LL, Garden City. Seller: Edison Avenue Realty Corp., Mount Vernon. Property: 80 Edison Ave., Mount Vernon. Amount: $14.2 million. Filed Aug. 30. Property 120 LLC, New Rochelle. Seller: The Battle Hill Corp., Old Greenwich, Connecticut. Property: 120-122 Crotona Ave., Harrison. Amount: $1.6 million. Filed Aug. 31. Rosen, Jeremy and Natasia Rosen, Long Island. Seller: Rafalowicz ST 2014 LLC, New Rochelle. Property: 1 Fenmore Road, New Rochelle. Amount: $1.7 million. Filed Aug. 31.
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11 Springdale LLC, Larchmont. Seller: Alexandra E. D’Elia, Larchmont. Property: 10 Brook Place, Mamaroneck. Amount: $915,000. Filed Aug. 30. 76 Drake Avenue LLC, New Rochelle. Seller: Rosanna Di Zenzo, New Rochelle. Property: 76 Drake Ave., New Rochelle. Amount: $250,000. Filed Sept. 1. 415 Lexington Avenue LLC, Stamford, Connecticut. Seller: Johnny Broderick, South Salem. Property: 100 Haines Road, Bedford. Amount: $390,000. Filed Sept. 1. 603-605 Fenimore Road LLC, Melville. Seller: 603 Fenimore Road Corp., Mamaroneck. Property: 605 Fenimore Drive, Mamaroneck. Amount: $700,000. Filed Sept. 1. Buzas, Alexander and Margaret Kennedy, Croton-on-Hudson. Seller: 99 Cleveland Drive LLC, Croton-on-Hudson. Property: 8 Olcott Ave., Cortlandt. Amount: $925,000. Filed Sept. 2.
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ON THE RECORD Cartus Financial Corp., Danbury, Connecticut. Seller: David B. Marmor and Rachel R. Marmor, White Plains. Property: 182 Davis Ave., White Plains. Amount: $830,000. Filed Aug. 30. Hyatt, Welton N., Bronx. Seller: Rai Renovation LLC, Bronx. Property: 308 S. Fourth Ave., Mount Vernon. Amount: $599,999. Filed Sept. 1. Hussain, Alomgir and Marjana Hussain, Mount Vernon. Seller: 327 S. Fifth Avenue Inc., Hawthorne. Property: 327 S. Fifth Ave., Mount Vernon. Amount: $560,000. Filed Sept. 3. Kash Realty 36 Inc., Flushing. Seller: Jabell L. Hamilton, Mount Vernon. Property: 23 Vernon Ave., Mount Vernon. Amount: $390,000. Filed Aug. 30. Lazo-Cusco, Raimundo E. and Andrea C. Tapia Morocho, Ossining. Seller: 1501 Hudson Avenue LLC, Peekskill. Property: 1501 Hudson Ave., Peekskill. Amount: $550,000. Filed Sept. 2. Passive Income Inc., Bronx. Seller: Shaun Rhames, Mount Vernon. Property: 345 S. Fourth Ave., Mount Vernon. Amount: $400,000. Filed Sept. 1. Provost, Lawrence, Croton-on-Hudson. Seller: Mahlab Family Realty LLC, Great Neck. Property: Teatown Road, Cortlandt. Amount: $92,500. Filed Aug. 30. Reed Family Properties LLC, Cortlandt. Seller: Ian Monroe Purdy, Croton-on-Hudson. Property: 12 Short Hill Road, Cortlandt. Amount: $480,000. Filed Aug. 1. Roarder Management LLC, Bronx. Seller: Marilyn Jacobson, Ossining. Property: 42 Beach Road, Ossining. Amount: $455,500. Filed Sept. 1. Sanchez, Paula, Somers. Seller: 91 Lovell Street LLC, Yonkers. Property: 91 Lovell St., Somers. Amount: $525,000. Filed Sept. 1.
Sandman Equities LLC, New Rochelle. Seller: Mary DeFrancesco, Larchmont. Property: 706 Forest Ave., Mamaroneck. Amount: $542,500. Filed Sept. 1. SJC General LLC, White Plains. Seller: James R. Perkins, Danbury, Connecticut. Property: 36 Indian Hill Road, Bedford. Amount: $775,000. Filed Sept. 2. Williams, Erin R. and Kyle M. Fortin, Tarrytown. Seller: Acrei LLC, New York City. Property: 19 Elm St., Mount Pleasant. Amount: $610,000. Filed Sept. 31. Zackschewski, Valerie, Miami, Florida. Seller: 1 Ridge Hill LLC, Plainview. Property: 701 Ridge Hill Blvd., Unit 8A, Yonkers. Amount: $554,000. Filed Sept. 2.
B&D Master Auto Repair Inc., Peekskill. $3,387.07 in favor of Geico General Insurance Co., Woodbury. Filed Aug. 30. Bical Inc., Brooklyn. $29,120.99 in favor of Amur Equipment Finance Inc., White Plains. Filed Aug. 30. Buland, Joshua, Verplanck. $7,019.58 in favor of Audiology & Hearing Aid Solutions, Clifton, New Jersey. Filed Aug. 30. Cambareri, Joseph, Mount Kisco. $2,281.25 in favor of Siteone Landscaping Supply LLC, Rosewell, Georgia. Filed Aug. 30. Castro, Erik, Yonkers. $2,941.09 in favor of Capital One Bank U.S.A. National Association, Glen Allen, Virginia. Filed Aug. 31. Curanovic, Liza, Amawalk. $1,371.24 in favor of LVNV Funding LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada. Filed Sept. 3. Curline, Bennet, Mount Vernon. $8,490.21 in favor of Ivory 3908 Bronx Realty Corp., Brooklyn. Filed Aug. 30.
Cuzhig Home Improvements Inc., White Plains. $18,476.65 in favor of American Builders & Construction Supply Co., Berlin, Connecticut. Filed Aug. 31. Delacruz, Anthony, Hazelton, Pennsylvania. $35,141.43 in favor of Geico General Insurance Co., Woodbury. Filed Aug. 30. Egan, Guiliana, Yorktown Heights. $1,452.13 in favor of Unifund CCR LLC, Cincinnati, Ohio. Filed Aug. 30. GG & MR Realty Corp., Peekskill. $820,875 in favor of Mona L. Burwell. Filed Aug. 31. Gradick, Toni K., Lampasas, Texas. $29,103.98 in favor of Prosperum Capital LLC, New York City. Filed Aug. 30. GSR RX Corp., Yonkers. $11,287.05 in favor of Master Pharmaceutical Inc., Mason, Ohio. Filed Aug. 30. Hoffman, Robert, Scarsdale. $2,856.90 in favor of LVNV Funding LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada. Filed Sept. 3. Ishco & Daoud Corp., Yonkers. $141,488.84 in favor of American Automobile Insurance Co., Brick, New Jersey. Filed Aug. 30. James, Donna, Ossining. $10,480 in favor of Edwin X. Vicioso, M.D. P C, Huntington. Filed Aug. 31. Jones, Michelle, Mount Vernon. $13.625.17 in favor of May Partners LLC, New Rochelle. Filed Aug. 30. Klett, Timothy, Scarsdale. $150,225 in favor of Allegheny Casualty Co., Calabasas, California. Filed Aug. 31. Lee, Shirley, Hastings-on-Hudson. $13,147.72 in favor of Tropicana Atlantic City Corp., Atlantic City, New Jersey. Filed Aug. 30.
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Facts & Figures Marron, Edward, Valhalla. $117,198.01 in favor of Bank of the West, San Ramon, California. Filed Aug. 30. Martel, Riollano A., Yonkers. $4,391.23 in favor of Ford Motor Credit Company LLC, Dearborn, Minnesota. Filed Aug. 31. Milcaides, Sanchez, Yonkers. $35,141.43 in favor of Geico General Insurance Co., Woodbury. Filed Aug. 30. Naddeo, Nestor A., Port Chester. $5,240.04 in favor of Bank of America U.S.A. National Insurance, Charlotte, North Carolina, Filed Aug. 30. Nail FX Salon, Kingston. $45,418.41 in favor of South Hill Improvements LLC, Elmsford. Filed Aug. 31. Nelson S Construction LLC, Larchmont. $12,816.01 in favor of Ecologic Energy Solutions LLC, Stamford, Connecticut. Filed Aug. 30. Oro Restaurant Inc., Long Island City. $111,227.04 in favor of Breffni Mechanical Inc., Yonkers. Filed Aug. 31. Prime Tri State LLC, Armonk. $18,611.27 in favor of 75 Virginia LLC, Mount Kisco. Filed Aug. 30. Roddy’s Pizza and Salad LLC, Port Chester. $11,778.72 in favor of Ferrardo Foods Inc., Piscataway, New Jersey. Filed Aug. 30. Sirmans, Joseph, Cortlandt. $13,858.95 in favor of JPMorgan Chase Bank National Association, Wilmington, Delaware. Filed Aug. 30. Summit Farms Realty Inc., North Salem. $22,974.84 in favor of Robert M. Spano Plumbing & Heating Inc., Bedford Hills. Filed Aug. 30. Xclusives Event Planning Upscale Decor & Catering LLC, Mount Vernon. $7,594.56 in favor of Timepayment Corp., Burlington, Massachusetts. Filed Aug. 30.
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LIS PENDENS The following filings indicate a legal action has been initiated, the outcome of which may affect the title to the property listed. Carter, Kevin M. and Kathryn E. Bineau, as owners. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Action: Foreclosure of a mortgage in the principal amount of $268,676.30 affecting property located at 733 Hoover Ave., Peekskill. Filed Sept. 1. Efferen, Richard Edwin and Victoria Efferen, as owners. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Company. Action: Foreclosure of a mortgage in the principal amount of $650,000 affecting property located at 40 Crystal St., Harrison. Filed Sept. 1. Greenland, Alexander and Linnette Greenland, as owners. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Company. Action: Foreclosure of a mortgage in the principal amount of $480,000 affecting property located at 603 S. Fifth Ave., Mount Vernon. Filed Sept. 1. Medina, Amparo, as owner. Filed by Bank of America National Association. Action: Foreclosure of a mortgage in the principal amount of $247,543.56 affecting property located at 324 Woodworth Ave., Yonkers. Filed Sept. 1. Murray, Patrice, as owner. Filed by Wilmington Trust National Association. Action: Foreclosure of a mortgage in the principal amount of $630,000 affecting property located at 24 Magnolia Ave., Mount Vernon. Filed Sept. 1. White Plains Healthcare Properties I LLC, as owner. Filed by Security Benefit Life Insurance Co. Action: Foreclosure of a mortgage in the principal amount of $38,500,000 affecting property located at 120 Church St., White Plains. Filed Sept. 1.
AVB Harrison LLC, Harrison. $244,380.82 in favor of Feldman Lumber-US LBM LLC, Brooklyn. Property: Halstead Ave., Harrison. Filed Aug. 31. LMV II MMP Holdings LP, White Plains. $96,233.33 in favor of United Rentals North America Inc. Filed Sept. 3. Opra III LLC, Rye. $1,101,197.22 in favor of Kaila Construction Corp., Hawthorne. Property: 120 Old Post Road, Rye. Filed Aug. 30. RFMCH Huguenot Property Owner LLC, New Rochelle. $11,160.28 filed by MCB Trucking LLC, Bellville, New Jersey. Property: 33-35 Centre Ave., New Rochelle. Filed Sept. 1. Universe Building Association LLC, Yonkers. $17,602.50 in favor of Atlantic Consulting & Engineering, Bridgeport, Connecticut. Property: 90 University Ave., Yonkers. Filed Set. 2.
This newspaper is not responsible for typographical errors contained in the original filings.
PARTNERSHIPS SOLE PROPRIETORSHIPS
Artful Indexing, 6 Irving Place, Harrison 10528, c/o Patricia Ann Perito. Filed Sept. 3.
Benjamin Thwaites Esq., 6 Urban St., Mount Vernon 10552, c/o Benjamin Thwaites. Filed Sept. 3. Candle Quarry, 32 Lakeland Ave., Mohegan Lake 10547, c/o Brett Morton. Filed Sept. 3.
Ferreiras Transportation, 115 Buckinham Road, Yonkers 10701, c/o Anthony F, Ferreiras Tejada. Filed Aug. 31. Free 2 Thynk, 20 Whippoorwill Road, Unit 2, Armonk 10504, c/o Alessandra Korner. Filed Sept. 1. Heart to Soul Boutique, 272 Manhattan Ave., Yonkers 10707, c/o Regina Faul. Filed Aug. 31. Inked328, 82 Gordon St., Apt. 2, Yonkers 10701, c/o Jessica Ramirez. Filed Aug. 31. Lashes By Sunny Yoon, 35 Main St., Irvington 10533, c/o Sunhawa Yoon. Filed Aug. 30. Lilies Decoration, 70 Spring St., Ossining 10562, c/o Luis Quintona. Filed Sept. 1. Liuba, 71 Storm St., Apt. C, Tarrytown 10591, c/o Liuba Lineros Trenard. Filed Aug. 30. Miss Adventurous, 53 Kisco Park Drive, Mount Kisco 10549, c/o Alyssa Larizza. Filed Sept. 3. Natural Sur Organic Jewelry, 20 Hudson Terrace, Apt. 3, Sleepy Hollow 10591, c/o Liliana Castillo. Filed Sept. 1. North Six, 140 Hawthorne Ave., Yonkers 10701, c/o Eric Slater. Filed Sept. 1. Ridge Street, 40 Haviland Road, Harrison 10528, c/o Daniel Archibald. Filed Sept. 1. SG Welding, 52 Yonkers Terrace, Apt. 2G, Yonkers 10704, c/o Samuel Grandes. Filed Sept. 3. Stat Cooling, 119 Ludlow St., Yonkers 10705, c/o Karonne Johnson. Filed Sept. 1.
Thwaites Law Group, 11 W. Prospect Ave., Mount Vernon 10550, c/o Benjamin Emanuel Thwaites. Filed Sept. 3. Velem, 126 Minerva Drive, Yonkers 10710, c/o Robert Chin. Filed Sept. 1. Westchester Express Taxi, 125 Lake St., Apt. 8D, White Plains 10604, c/o Mohammad Abdul Kayum.
PATENTS Arranging content on a user interface of a computing device. Patent no. 11,113,741 issued to Yada Zhu, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Asymetric structured key recovering using oblivious pseudorandom function. Patent no. 11,115,206 issued to Jason Resch, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Content demotion. Patent no. 11,113,719 issued to Komminist Weldemariam, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Fast-path traversal in a relational database-based graph structure. Patent no. 11,113,313 issued to Jinjun Xiong, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Fully integrated multiphase buck converter with coupled air core inductors. Patent no. 11,114,944 issued to Xin Zhang, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Humanized IL-4 and IL-4Ra animals. Patent no. 11,109,578 issued to Li-Hsien Wang, et al. Assigned to Regeneron, Tarrytown. Methods for scarless introduction of targeted modifications into targeting vectors. Patent no. 11,111,504 issued to Susannah Brydges, et al. Assigned to Regeneron, Tarrytown.
Nonhuman animals that select for light chain variable regions that bind antigen. Patent no. 11,111,314 issued to Lynn Macdonald, et al. Assigned to Regeneron, Tarrytown. Optoelectronics and CMOS integration on GOI substrate. Patent no. 11,114,479 issued to Effendi Leobandung, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Probabilistic matching of web application program interface code usage to specifications. Patent no. 11,113,029 issued to Annie Ying, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. System and method for real-time materialized view maintenance. Patent no. 11,113,277 issued to Gang Luo, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Use of a reactive or reducing gas as a method to increase contact lifetime in micro contact MEMS switch devices. Patent no. 11,111,136 issued to John Cotte, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk.
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BOARD JUDGMENTS Failure to carry insurance or for work-related injuries and illnesses, Sept. 1 to Sept. 8, 2021. 100 Mile Fund Sleepy Hollow LLC, Sleepy Hollow. Amount: $39,000. AF&G Realty Associates LLC, New Rochelle. Amount: $20,000. Augustin Torres, Yonkers. Amount: $20,000. Battery Park Digital Inc., Yonkers. Amount: $20,000.
Facts & Figures Codeverse White Plains d.b.a. Codeverse, White Plains. Amount: $30,000. Dynamic Tax Consulting Inc., Bronxville. Amount: $24,500. GALR Operating d.b.a. Ghent Assisted Living, Tarrytown. Amount: $4,000. Lisa’s Home Cooking d.b.a. Chefs for Seniors – Westchester County, Pleasantville. Amount: $20,000. Nicole’s Kids Inc., Mamaroneck. Amount: $33,500. Pro Shop Auto Body Inc., Eastchester. Amount: $6,000. Ultimate Door Inc. d.b.a. Garage Door Doctor, Rye Brook. Amount: $20,000. Wine Time NY Inc. d.b.a. Vista Wine & Spirits, South Salem. Amount: $20,000.
Below $1 million 201810WY 28 LLC, as owner. Lender: Rehab Financial Group LP. Property: 22 Veteran Road, Patterson. Amount: $100,000. Filed Aug. 30.
Above $1 million 6 Cobblestone LLC, Montebello. Seller: Susan Bernstein, Montebello. Property: 6 Cobblestone Farm Court, Montebello. Amount: $4.1 million. Filed Sept. 1. 309 North Main LLC, Spring Valley. Seller: CYTMS LLC, Spring Valley. Property: 309 N. Main St., Spring Valley. Amount: $3.3 million. Filed Sept. 1. James, Mathew and Alison Price James, New York City. Seller: Deep Hollow Farm LLC, Washington. Property in Amenia. Amount: $1.3 million. Filed Aug. 30. Wayne Project LLC, Spring Valley. Seller: DB Masonry & Stone Inc., Suffern. Property: 158-162 Wayne Ave., Suffern. Amount: $1.6 million. Filed Sept. 3.
Below $1 million BUILDING LOANS
Above $1 million Lowy, Aron, as owner. Lender: TD Bank National Association. Property: 28 Charles Lane, Spring Valley. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed Aug. 30.
Rosenfield, Yitzchok, as owner. Lender: Northeast Community Bank. Property: 2 Ardley Place, Monsey. Amount: $1.5 million. Filed Sept. 3.
55 Old Nyack LLC, Monsey. Seller: Lion Holdings LLC, Hackensack, New Jersey. Property: 55 Old Nyack Turnpike, Nanuet. Amount: $380,000. Filed Sept. 1. 210 Mill LLC, Poughkeepsie. Seller: Jopoulos LLC, Amenia. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $297,500. Filed Aug. 31. 210 Mill LLC, Poughkeepsie. Seller: John W. Stefanopoulos, Amenia. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $372,500. Filed Aug. 31.
American International Relocation Solutions LLC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Seller: Yanzhong Wu and Fang Wang, Nanuet. Property: 10 Cornell Drive, Nanuet. Amount: $685,000. Filed Aug. 31.
Eichenstein, Yecheskel and Bracha F. Eichenstein, Monsey. Seller: 32 Blauvelt Road LLC, Monsey. Property: 32 Blauvelt Road, Spring Valley. Amount: $750,000. Filed Sept. 3.
Baband, Naftali M., Brooklyn. Seller: 10 Walter Drive LLC, Brooklyn. Property: 10 Walter Drive, Unit 211, Ramapo. Amount: $995,000. Filed Sept. 2.
Five Nine Terrace New York LLC, Monsey. Seller: 271 Route 59 LLC, Spring Valley. Property: 271 Route 59, Unit 211, Spring Valley. Amount $850,000. Filed Aug. 30.
Barlow, Bruce Alan, Hyde Park. Seller: Jeffrey M. Baker Ventures LLC, Staatsburg. Property: in Hyde Park. Amount: $230,000. Filed Sept. 3.
Gluck, Yehuda, Brooklyn. Seller: Viola Ventures LLC, Chestnut Ridge. Property: 3219 Corner St., Spring Valley. Amount: $549,000. Filed Aug. 31.
Beekman Heights LLC, Fishkill. Seller: Lawrence Schacht Foundation Inc., Uniondale. Property: in Beekman. Amount: $185,000. Filed Sept. 3.
Hicks, Heather and Michael Schade, Newburgh. Seller: Chefalo Contracting LLC, Pleasant Valley. Property: in Fishkill. Amount: $465,500. Filed Aug. 30.
Brown, Michael Thomas, Wingdale. Seller: JVR Homes LLC, Wingdale. Property: in Dover. Amount: $300,000. Filed Sept. 1.
Hirst, Jason Thomas and Amy Purdy Hirst, Hyde Park. Seller: Sleight Farm Homes LLC, Poughkeepsie. Property: in LaGrange. Amount: $544,500. Filed Aug. 30.
Chamberlin, Mark A. and Mark A. Chamberlin II, Fishkill. Seller: ABD Stratford LLC, Poughkeepsie. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $482,000. Filed Sept. 3. Crittenden, Mark and Marry Ellen Crittenden, Red Hook. Seller: 25 Old Farm Road Development LLC, Pleasant Valley. Property: in Red Hook. Amount: $85,000. Filed Aug. 30. Distefano, Deborah A., Poughkeepsie. Seller: Herb Redl LLC, Poughkeepsie. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $309,500. Filed Aug. 31. Doherty, Mathew and Jessica Doherty, Poughkeepsie. Seller: ABD Stratford LLC, Poughkeepsie. Property: 13 Bard Court, Poughkeepsie. Amount: $293,500. Filed Sept. 1. Dover Land Holdings LLC, New Rochelle. Seller: Duncan Hill LLC, Dover Plains. Property: in Dover. Amount: $750,000. Filed Sept. 2.
Holzberg, Basya, Montvale, New Jersey. Seller: Ayden Rock Holdings LLC, Suffern. Property: 28 Powder Horn Drive, Wesley Hills. Amount: $660,000. Filed Sept. 3. Jusino, Anthony R. and Virginia L. Vazquez, Yonkers. Seller: Necap Enterprises LLC, Campbell Hall. Property: 30 Stratford Place, New City. Amount: $560,000. Filed Aug. 30. JVR Homes LLC, Wingdale. Seller: Keith T. Clarkson and Theresa A. Clarkson, Pawling. Property: in Pawling. Amount: $30,000. Filed Aug. 31. Meier Real Estate LLC, Nyack. Seller: Kevin P. Odonoghue, Gallatin, Texas. Property: 66 Main St., Nyack. Amount: $825,000. Filed Sept. 2. O’Brien, James and Jacqueline O’Brien, Poughkeepsie. Seller: Glens Homes LLC, Poughkeepsie. Property: in LaGrange. Amount: $417,000. Filed Aug. 30.
Paskes, Chaim, Monsey. Seller: 55 Remsen LLC, Spring Valley. Property: 251 Remsen Ave., Monsey. Amount: $375,000. Filed Sept. 3.
Baker, John W., Mahopac. $3,279.50 in favor of Capital One Bank National Association, Glen Allen, Virginia. Filed Sept. 3.
Prial, Margaret, New Rochelle. Seller: Modern Home Developers LLC, Carmel. Property: in Beekman. Amount: $575,000. Filed Sept. 3.
Beauvoir, Stanley, Spring Valley. $1,712.95 42 in favor of Capital One Bank National Association, Glen Allen, Virginia. Filed Sept. 1.
Riverside Realty Holdings LLC, Spring Valley. Seller: Betty W. Lem, Pearl River. Property: 42 Cara Drive, Pearl River. Amount: $340,000. Filed Sept. 1. Rosenblum, Morgan, New York City. Seller: 249 Main Street LLC, Armonk. Property: 249 Main St., Unit 407, Beacon Amount: $713,000. Filed Sept. 2. South Perry Street LLC, Poughkeepsie. Seller: PHD IC LLC, Southold. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $840,000. Filed Sept. 1. Veres, Nandor, Hyde Park. Seller: M-M2 RE Holdings 16 LLC, Salt Point. Property: in Hyde Park. Amount: $189,000. Filed Aug. 30. Wamsley, Terri and Kevin Wamsley, Dover Plains. Seller: Liberta & Castaldi Realty LC, Pine Plains. Property: in. Pine Plains. Amount: $380,000. Filed Sept. 3.
JUDGMENTS Alejandro, Erica, Haverstraw. $1,782.40 in favor of Cavalry SPV I LLC, Valhalla. Filed Aug. 31. Altieri, Joyce C., Mahopac. $4,586.48 in favor of American Express National Bank, Sandy, Utah. Filed Sept. 2.
Biller, Faiga, Monsey. $6,256.61 in favor of Barclays Bank Delaware, Wilmington, Delaware. Filed Sept. 1. Blachowicz, Jozefa, Mahopac. $30,870.53 in favor of Discover Bank, New Albany, Ohio. Filed Sept. 3. Bonaros, Paul, New City. $2,267.02 in favor of Barclays Bank Delaware, Wilmington, Delaware. Filed Sept. 1. Crilley, Patricia A., Orangeburg. $1,842.42 in favor of Capital One Bank National Association, Glen Allen, Virginia. Filed Aug. 30. Cruz, Sabrina, Carmel. $1,762.97 in favor of Jefferson Capital Systems LLC, Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Filed Aug. 30. Domgioni, Saranda, Blauvelt, $3,038.10 in favor of Midland Credit Management Inc., San Diego, California. Filed Sept. 1. Dancziger, Brucha, Spring Valley. $10,029.37 in favor of Capital One Bank National Association, Glen Allen, Virginia. Filed Aug. 30. Dewick, Emanuel, Monsey. $8,827.56 in favor of Bank of America National Association, Charlotte, North Carolina. Filed Sept. 1.
Aponte, Jose D., Mahopac. $3,699.97 in favor of Discover Bank, New Albany, Ohio. Filed Sept. 3.
Grecco, Eric, Putnam Valley. $5,192.99 in favor of Discover Bank, New Albany, Ohio. Filed Sept. 1.
Assanova, Nailya, Mahopac. $5,305.07 in favor of Bank of America National Association, Charlotte, North Carolina. Filed Aug. 31.
Haight, Scott E., Poughkeepsie. $1,792.34 in favor of Jefferson Capital Systems LLC, Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Filed Sept. 1.
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Facts & Figures Katz, Berl, Spring Valley. $8,054.35 in favor of Cavalry SPV I LLC, Valhalla. Filed Aug. 30. Kelly, Brian, Brewster. $12,864.12 in favor of Credit Acceptance Corp., Southfield, Minnesota. Filed Sept. 2. Hoffman, Lead, Spring Valley. $5,758.66 in favor of Discover Bank, New Albany, Ohio. Filed Aug. 31. Kinchler, Diana R., New City. $3,175.63 in favor of Department Stores National Bank, Sioux Falls. Filed Sept. 30. Lawson, Nathaniel, Pomona. $6,595.76 in favor of Discover Bank, New Albany, Ohio. Filed Aug. 30. Mae Realty Holdings Inc., Bardonia. $2,556,358.36 in favor of Glenn Van Dyke, Nyack. Filed Aug. 31. Mandel, Shalom, Monsey. $11,619.29 in favor of Midland Credit Management Inc., San Diego, California. Filed Aug. 30. McNamara, Noreen E., Putnam Valley. $14,568.13 in favor of Barclays Bank Delaware, Wilmington, Delaware. Filed Sept. 1. Medina, Carina, Mahopac. $17,063.29 in favor of Capital One Bank National Association, Glen Allen, Virginia. Filed Aug. 30. Melendez, Jose, Spring Valley. $5,435.02 in favor of Citibank National Association, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Filed Aug. 31.
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Nardozzi, Dan, Mahopac. $4,700.52 in favor of Bank of America National Association, Charlotte, North Carolina. Filed Sept. 2. Northstar Electric & Datacom of New York Inc., Bronx. $125,539.41 in favor of TD Bank National Association, Falmouth, Maine. Filed Sept. 3. Peters, Nedroy, Suffern. $1,371.13 in favor of Midland Credit Management Inc., San Diego, California. Filed Aug. 30. Provatakis, Ares A., Mahopac. $4,869.38 in favor of Bank of America National Association, Charlotte, North Carolina. Filed Aug. 31. Riviera, Noel, Brewster. $10,624.64 in favor of Midland Credit Management Inc., San Diego, California. Filed Sept. 3. Staten, Patricia, Nanuet. $1,234.84 in favor of Jefferson Capital Systems LLC, Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Filed Aug. 30. Tantalos, Kevin, Mahopac. $1,318.79 in favor of Midland Credit Management Inc., San Diego, California. Filed Aug. 31. Torres, Teddy, Carmel. $12,949.54 in favor of Bank of America National Association, Charlotte, North Carolina. Filed Sept. 2. Valencia, Andres, Carmel. $1,643.09 in favor of Midland Credit Management Inc., San Diego, California. Filed Sept. 1.
Young, Daryl, Mahopac. $3,361.21 in favor of Synchrony Bank, Draper, Utah. Filed Sept. 3. Zieg, Hershey, Monsey. $4,479.30 in favor of Midland Credit Management Inc., San Diego, California. Filed Aug. 31.
Kaja Holdings 2 LLC, as owner. $20,939.50 in favor of Northsight Management LLC. Property: 35 Pershing Ave., Poughkeepsie. Filed Aug. 30.
This paper is not responsible for typographical errors contained in the original filings.
PARTNERSHIPS Bird & Bison, 413 Cedar Ave., Nyack 10960, c/o Maria Mingone and Frank Denardo. Filed Aug. 31. Made in Kaj, 250 Kind Road, Middletown 10941, c/o Derek Sean Devito and William Jake McPhee. Filed Sept. 3. Painters Unique, 10 Cimorelli Drive, New Windsor 12553, c/o Nicole N. Sanchez and George M. Hernandez. Filed Spt. 2. Teens Against Genocide Inc., 527 Route 22, Pawling 12564, c/o Patricia Rusch Bellucci, James Bellucci and Lauren Bellucci. Filed Sept. 3.
Three Beautiful Souls Crystals, 20 Fordham Lane, Highland Mills 10930, c/o Kristen Marie Kasch, Sonia Santiago Santiago and Tyler Rose Hennessey. Filed Sept. 2.
17k Cleaners, 273 Route 17K, Newburgh 12550, c/o Kim J. Paul. Filed Aug. 30.
657 Land Holdings Corp., 9 Diane Court, Wappingers Falls 12590, c/o Kristie L. Delong. Filed Sept. 1. Acosta Sealcoating, 26 Broad St., Middletown 10940, c/o Fernando Raul Acosta. Filed Sept. 3.
BBQ Restaurant Concepts Inc., 40 Garden St., Suite 301, Poughkeepsie 12601, c/o Kristie L. Delong. Filed Aug. 31. Calm Indulgence Ltd., 982 Main St., Suite 4-111, Fishkill 12524, c/o Krisite L. Delong. Filed Sept. 3. Cliffton American Bullies, 3120 Route 94, Chester 10918, c/o Cliffton Christopher. Filed Aug. 30. DESILUV, 103 S. Greenbush Road, Orangeburg 10962, c/o Deseria Ramos. Filed Aug. 30. EBD Consulting, 13 Jeanne Marie Gardens, Apt. C, Nanuet 10954, c/o Eva B. Dolgin. Filed Aug. 31.
Aloha Fashion, 4 Municipal Plaza, Spring Valley 10977, c/o Maria E. Guaman Caguana. Filed Sept. 1.
Edvin Landscaping Services, 30 Sixth St., Apt. 1, Hillburn 10931, c/o Edvin Yovani Armira Sutuj. Filed Sept. 1.
Arano Construction Inc., 27 Manitou Ave., Suite 2, Poughkeepsie 12603, c/o David Arano Antonio. Filed Aug. 31.
Guayllas Carpet, 111 Linden Ave., Middletown 10940, c/o Efrain Patricio Guayllas. Filed Aug. 30.
ASA Mechanical, 88 Church St., Plattekill 12553, c/o Andres Viera. Filed Sept. 2.
Jdem Consulting Inc., P.O. Box 72, 32 Upper Lane, Millbrook 12545, c/o John Demaggio. Filed Aug. 30.
Bankx Contracting, 1 Joseph St., West Haverstraw 10993, c/o Ashley Martinez. Filed Aug. 30.
Koko Habibo Inc., 26 High St., Beacon 12508, c/o Tamara Jafar. Filed Sept. 2.
Barbecue Workshop Inc., 40 Garden St., Suite 301, Poughkeepsie 12601, c/o Kristie L. Delong. Filed Aug. 31.
Les Visionnaires Pour Le Bien-Etre Des Enfants, 44 Gale Drive, Nyack 10960, c/o Natacha Lamour. Filed Sept. 3.
Bark Avenue Dog Boutique Corp., 2804 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite 100, Sacramento., California 95833, c/o Frances Severe. Filed Sept. 2.
Momma BS, 59 Well Road, Middletown 10940, c/o Lisa M. Bedosky. Filed Aug. 30.
MB Productions, 178 Washington St., Unit 2, Newburgh 12550, c/o Michelle Brotherton. Filed Aug. 31. Nail Therapy by Amanda, 22B Railroad Ave., Montgomery 12566, c/o Amanda Songer. Filed Aug. 30. Perfect Cleaning Service, 44 S. Madison Ave., Spring Valley 10977, c/o Neftali Moran. Filed Aug. 31. R&A Construction, 18 Liberty St., Middletown 10940, c/o Antonio Dejesus Ambuludi. Filed Sept. 3. Resorts World BET, 204 State Route 17B, Monticello 12701, c/o Empire Resorts Inc., Filed Sept. 2. Ruiz Painting, 99 S. Madison Ave., Apt. A, Spring Valley 10977, c/o Gember E. Morales Ruiz. Filed Sept. 1. SJG Construction, 19 Wolfe Drive, Spring Valley 10977, c/o Segundo J. Gomez. Filed Sept. 1. TNH Auto Repair Inc., 817 Violet Ave., Hyde Park 12538, c/o Firas E. Nesheiwat. Filed Aug. 31. West Point Pistol Team, 665 Tower Road, West Point 10996, c/o Earl Duston Saunders. Filed Sept. 1.
Facts & Figures BUILDING PERMITS Commercial A&J Generator and Equipment LLC, Oxford, contractor for Abilis Inc. Install a natural gas generator at 50 Glenville St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $14,000. Filed July 27. All Electric Construction & Communication LLC, West Haven, contractor for Hope Enterprises LLC. Perform an installation of roof-mounted solar panels at 205 Willowbrook Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $65,620. Filed July 30. All Electric Construction & Communication LLC, West Haven, contractor for Summer Street LLC. Demolish existing offices to create open space and install new ceilings, carpet, paint and expand pantry at 470 West Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $110,000. Filed July 26. All Services LLC, Westport, contractor for Two Hundred-240 Shippan Ave LLC. Replace and relocate refrigeration equipment with added support at 200 Shippan Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $42,000. Filed July 19. AP Construction, Stamford, contractor for Stamford Square Associates. Perform an interior fit-out of an existing space located on the second floor at 707 Summer St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $3,500,000. Filed July 12. AP Construction, Stamford, contractor for Stamford Hospital. Perform a renovation of an existingmaterial management office at 30 Shelburne Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $365,000. Filed July 30. Bill Heyde-Carpentry/Contractor LLC, Wilton, contractor for 1055 Washington Boulevard of Stamford LLC. Perform a renovation of an existing office space at P.O. Box 349, Stamford. Estimated cost: $500,000. Filed July 29.
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Burr Roofing Siding & Windows Inc., Stratford, contractor for Sylvan Knoll Section 1 Inc. Legalize the condo for a pending sale at P.O. Box 17010 Plaza Realty, Stamford. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed July 27. Cannondale Generators Inc., Wilton, contractor for Park Square West LLC. Repair water-damaged walls and floors in a high-rise property after property restoration is complete at 101 Chase Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $35,000. Filed July 21. Cannondale Generators Inc., Wilton, contractor for 260-292 Long Ridge Road Stamford. Fit-out an existing shell space on the first level, include fire protection and electrical work at 260-292 Long Ridge Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $1,900,000. Filed July 13. Cavaliere Industries Inc., Stamford, contractor for DLC Associates LLC. Perform an emergency roof repair and replacement due to water from recent heavy rainstorms. Install plywood and asphalt shingles at 37 Rapids Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $6,610. Filed July 30. Construction Services of Branford LLC, Branford, contractor for Knapp Street Investors. Remove existing antennas and install new antennas at P.O. Box 4401, Stamford. Estimated cost: $25,000. Filed July 8. D&A Construction Management and General Contruction Inc., Branford, contractor for Cubesmart LP. Make modifications to existing telecommunication configuration at P.O. Box 320099, Stamford. Estimated cost: $25,000. Filed July 14. Diversity Construction Group LLC, Cheshire, contractor for the city of Stamford Cove Island Marina. Remove and replace garage door and some exit signs at 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford. Estimated cost: $17,670. Filed July 6. Eastern Communications Corp., Bloomfield, contractor for BDCM Real Estate Holdings LLC. Remove one cabinet, add enclosure and remove antennas at 707 Summer St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed July 8. Fragiacomo, David J., Norwalk, contractor for David J. Fragiacomo. Expand rear patio and construct superstructure for addition at 5 Shaw Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $212,500. Filed July 26.
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Shoreline Construction, Norwalk, contractor for The Open-Door Shelter Inc. Renovate kitchen, and relocate front door at 4 Merrit St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $145,000. Filed July 30.
Residential Aprils Gardens and Construction LLC, Norwalk, contractor for Elisabeth Counselman-Carpenter. Construct new dormer at 19 Cannon St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed July 29. Aprils Gardens and Construction LLC, Bethel, contractor for Amy Nicole and Connor Patrick Nolan. Change tub into walk-in system with steam shower, replace existing window, put new tile floor and paint second-floor bathroom at 31 Carter Drive, Stamford. Estimated cost: $19,500. Filed July 7. Araujo, Sanzio H., Norwalk, contractor for Sanzio H. Araujo. Perform alterations to single-family residence at 16 Raymond Terrace, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed July 27. B&G Enterprise LLC, New Haven, contractor for Antoinette and Biajio Pietrantuono. Construct a new single-family modular home to replace original structure damaged by fire at 105 Woodbine Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $456,533. Filed July 20. Bacher, Albert, Norwalk, contractor for Albert Bacher. Enclose deck at rear of single-family residence to create sunroom at 332 West Cedar St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $35,200. Filed July 30. Barrett Inc, Danbury, contractor for Rosa Amelia Perez and Marcos Roberto Hidalgo-Brito. Place siding at 1306 Hope St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $12,500. Filed July 27. Baybrook Remodelers Inc., West Haven, contractor for Seema Dohil and Bhupinder Dohil. Install an in-ground swimming pool with a separate raised spa at 24 Huckleberry Hollow, Stamford. Estimated cost: $125,000. Filed July 23. Black Swan Hearth & Gift LLC, Norwalk, contractor for Edward M. Stowe and Sarah Elliot-Stowe. Install a wood stove at 5 Silwen Lane, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $5,432. Filed July 28. Brown Roofing Company Inc., Union City, contractor for Caryn M. Furst and David Bromberg. Install rooftop solar panels, perform structural upgrades and install energy storage system at 7 Eliot Lane, Stamford. Estimated cost: $17,242. Filed July 29.
Canales Carpentry LLC, Norwalk, contractor for Colino Kleber. Install roof-mounted solar panels at Locust Lane, Stamford. Estimated cost: $7,200. Filed July 21. Cannondale Generators Inc., Wilton, contractor for Robert S. and Jill A. Jemella. Install generator to be connected to natural gas at 43 Glendale Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $13,070. Filed July 12. Dandelion Energy Inc., Norwalk, contractor for Julie E. Farris. Install 5-ton geothermal heat pump and close loop system at 7 Old Rock Cottage, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $18,500. Filed July 30. Deering, Michael S. and Karyn A. Deering, Norwalk, contractor for Michael S. Deering. Create accessory apartment and finish basement at 15 Singingwoods Road, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $35,000. Filed July 28. Elite Electrical Contracting, East Windsor, contractor for Pamela J. Lake. Construct octagonal deck also adding screens to framing of existing deck at 22 Broad Brook Lane, Stamford. Estimated cost: $60,000. Filed July 23. Forlano, Thomas F, Stamford, contractor for Gary W. Harper Jr. and Karla R. Harper. Install generator connected to natural gas at 38 Broad Brook Lane, Stamford. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed July 14. Fratturo, Brian, Stamford, contractor for Michael Varon. Remodel the master bathroom, replace flooring, kitchen cabinets, countertops and appliances at 88 Southfield Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $60,000. Filed July 21.
Holzner, Louis, Newtown, contractor for Steven A. Lavietes. Install a Generac generator powered by an existing 1000-gallon underground gas tank at 1159 Westover Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $9,900. Filed July 12.
Tababog Construction LLC, Bridgeport, contractor for Nouh Magdy T. and Somia Mohamed Abdalla. Repair and change rafters with sheetrock and insulation at 180 North St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed July 1.
JC Quality Home Improvement LLC, Stamford, contractor for Randy Williams. Install a 24kw Generac generator connected to natural gas meter at 54 Ethan Allen Lane, Stamford. Estimated cost: $15,940. Filed July 22.
Trinity Solar Inc., Cheshire, contractor for Samuel Snape. Install roof-mounted solar panels at 22 Robin St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $29,000. Filed July 2.
Kirtiman Hudson Weiss, Stamford, contractor for Kirtiman H. Weiss. Perform a kitchen renovation and remove a nonstructural wall to open the space at 255 Strawberry Hill Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $9,000. Filed July 20. KMC Construction & Home Improvement LLC, Norwalk, contractor for Tonia Stephens-Campbell. Strip existing and re-roof at 12 Sunlit Drive, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $1,200. Filed July 30. Kopac, Andrew J, Shelton, contractor for Nicola D. and Lena Cardillo Casinelli. Add one nonstructural wall with a door to change sitting area to bedroom at 57 Willard Terrace, Stamford. Estimated cost: $500. Filed July 8. LD General Contractor LLC, Guilford, contractor for Jason Levine and Tamar Levine. Extend existing dormer over garage, remove and replace asphalt shingles, remove one interior wall to change bedrooms sizes, frame new wall for existing bedrooms, remove carpet on second floor and install hardwood floors, renovate mudroom and laundry area at 108 Fieldstone Terrace, Stamford. Estimated cost: $41,000. Filed July 13.
Fulbright Builders LLC, Stamford, contractor for Marco Criscuolo and Xuan Gao. Perform partial removal of existing wall at 444 Bedford St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $4,250. Filed July 9.
Lighting Designers LLC, Stamford, contractor for Antoinette M. Price. Install generator at 1396 Long Ridge Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $13,500. Filed July 27.
Giannitti, Anthony G., Norwalk, contractor for Mara Parker. Install generator at 22 Lagana Lane, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed July 29.
Lueders, Matthew K., Stamford, contractor for Daniel and Christina Chessen. Build a new deck at 167 Larkspur Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $16,300. Filed July 29.
Gonzalez Construction LLC, Meriden, contractor for Nidia Gonzalez, et al. Add a front deck to 46 Catoona Lane, Stamford. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed July 13.
OC Roofing LLC, Norwalk, contractor for AMDG LLC. Remove and replace old shingles at 17 Nelson Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $35,000. Filed July 28.
Helmbolt, Troy, Norwalk, contractor for Christine P. Donner. Construct new story at 11 Meadowbrook Lane, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $6,100. Filed July 20.
Super K Electric LLC, Stamford, contractor for Carl and Mariann J. Funch. Install a Generac generator at 100 Edward Place, Stamford. Estimated cost: $6,334. Filed July 27.
Trinity Solar Inc., Cheshire, contractor for Stephano and Teresa Valente. Install roof-mounted solar panels at 18 Reynolds Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $42,000. Filed July 20. Tsikos, Antonio, Stamford, contractor for Andrew G. and Nancy C. James. Remove bay window and install exterior door at 44 Club Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $500. Filed July 15. Venture Home Solar LLC, Southington, contractor for James M. and April Kish. Remove existing shingles and install new asphalt shingles at 21 Ivy St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $7,872. Filed July 22. Vinylume Inc., Stamford, contractor for Pascuales Doralba. Remove flood-water-damaged sheetrock in the basement and install new sheetrock prepared for painting at 74 Dale St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $3,000. Filed July 22. Wilson, Oliver J., Norwalk, contractor for Nathaniel Fowler. Renovate and add to single-family residence at 6 Bittersweet Trail, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $1,100,000. Filed July 28. Zakhar, Theodore, Norwalk, contractor for Lee Taylor. Strip existing roof and re-roof a single-family residence at 2 Little Fox Lane, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $32,000. Filed July 30.
COURT CASES Bridgeport Superior Court 195 Investment, LLC, et al, Rowayton. Filed by Alex Paucar-Soculaya, White Plains, New York. Plaintiff’s attorney: The Flood Law Firm LLC, Middletown. Action: The plaintiff was lawfully working at a construction job site controlled by the defendant, when he fell through a hole cut in the floor causing him to suffer injuries. Case no. FBT-CV-21-6108216-S. Filed July 16.
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Facts & Figures Dickson, Rebecca R., et al, Norwalk. Filed by Milton Kyriakides, Norwalk. Plaintiff’s attorney: Faulkner & Graves PC, New London. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe damages and injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FBT-CV-21-6108967-S. Filed Aug. 17. Nieves, Wandaliz, et al, Bridgeport. Filed by James Sanders, Stratford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Richard S Salvaggio, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe damages and injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FBTCV-21-6108026-S. Filed July 9. Pierce, Octavia, Stratford. Filed by Stacey Bolling, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Papacy Janosov Roche, Norwalk. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe damages and injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FBTCV-21-6108147-S. Filed July 14. Reed, Ryan, et al, Andover. Filed by Kirk Brodie, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: D’Elia Gillooly DePalma LLC, New Haven. Action: The plaintiff was working as a flagger at a Department of Transportation job site. The defendant was operating a motor vehicle when he ran over the plaintiff’s foot, thereby causing the plaintiff to suffer injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FBTCV-21-6108202-S. Filed July 16.
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Danbury Superior Court City of Danbury, et al, Danbury. Filed by Maggie DeFreitas, Danbury. Plaintiff’s attorney: The Pickel Law Firm LLC, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff suffered a fall due to defective and unsafe conditions of the sidewalk. The defendant managed and controlled the premises where the plaintiff fell. As a result of the negligence of the defendant, the plaintiff suffered severe injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs. Case no. DBD-CV-21-6040070-S. Filed July 19. Levy, Warren Martin, Danbury. Filed by Artim Dika, New Fairfield. Plaintiff’s attorney: Alan Barry & Associates, Danbury. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe damages and injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. DBDCV-21-6040036-S. Filed July 14. Royal Buffet Inc., et al, New Milford. Filed by Yocasta Hereira-Martinez, Danbury. Plaintiff’s attorney: The Flood Law Firm LLC, Middletown. Action: The plaintiff was lawfully on the premises controlled by the defendant when she was caused to slip due to the wet and slippery condition of the restaurant floor causing her to sustain injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. DBD-CV-21-6040010-S. Filed July 12. Soderquist Plumbing and Heating LLC, et al, Sandy Hook. Filed by Michael Kerslake, Ridgefield. Plaintiff’s attorney: Minchella & Associates LLC, Middlebury. Action: The plaintiff required the defendant’s services to repair a sump pump, which had failed and flooded the plaintiff’s basement and caused damages. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. DBD-CV-21-6040184-S. Filed July 28.
Town of Stratford. Filed by Scot Sanford, Redding. Plaintiff’s attorney: Christopher Gerard Winans, Danbury. Action: The plaintiff was the higher bidder for the purchase of defendant’s truck. However, the defendant changed its mind and breached the contract. The plaintiff suffered damages. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs. Case no. DBDCV-21-6040193-S. Filed July 30.
Garcia, Marcus, Norwalk. Filed by Dilan Diaz-Londono, Norwalk. Plaintiff’s attorney: William John Hennessey, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision caused by the defendant and sustained severe damages and injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FST-CV-216052708-S. Filed July 19.
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Pace, Kari L., Stamford. Filed by Discover Bank, New Albany, Ohio. Plaintiff’s attorney: Zwicker and Associates PC, Enfield. Action: The plaintiff is a banking association which issued a credit account to the defendant who agreed to make payments for goods and services. The defendant failed to make payments. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $2,500, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FSTCV-21-6052522-S. Filed July 6.
Constant, Guido, et al, Norwalk. Filed by Nexbank SSB, Irvine, California. Plaintiff’s attorney: Marinosci Law Group PC, Warwick, Rhode Island. Action: The plaintiff is the owner of the defendants’ note and mortgage. The defendants defaulted on the terms of the agreement and have failed to pay the plaintiff the amount due. The plaintiff claims foreclosure of the mortgage, possession of the mortgage premises, monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FST-CV-216052755-S. Filed April 20. De Paz Yanes, Hector Luis, et al, Stamford. Filed by Frances Moye-Harkness, Stamford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Mark M Kochanowicz, New York, New York. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendants and sustained severe damages and injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FSTCV-21-6052607-S. Filed July 9. Euceda, Jr., Marcos A., Stamford. Filed by Discover Bank, New Albany, Ohio. Plaintiff’s attorney: Schreiber Law LLC, Salem, New Hampshire. Action: The plaintiff is a banking association which issued a credit account to the defendant who agreed to make payments for goods and services. The defendant failed to make payments. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $2,500, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FSTCV-21-6052495-S. Filed July 2.
DEEDS Commercial Andersen, Eric and Patricia Andersen, Greenwich. Seller: Pemberwick Road LLC, Unionville. Property: 66 Pemberwick Road, Greenwich. Amount: $870,000. Filed July 19. Argueta Marroquin, Maria Gabriela, Stamford. Seller: 27 Avery Street LLC, Stamford. Property: 27 Avery St., Stamford. Amount: $550,000. Filed July 23. Bedford Street Realty LLC, et al, Flushing, New York. Seller: 227 Bedford Street Associates LLC, White Plains, New York. Property: 227 Bedford St., Stamford. Amount: $10. Filed July 28. Brady, Brendan, Stamford. Seller: 82 Columbus Place LLC, Stamford. Property: 82 Columbus Place, Unit 3, Stamford. Amount: $N/A. Filed July 23. Butternut Farm LLC, Southport. Seller: Evelyn B. Lee, Pinehurst, North Carolina. Property: 1120 Hulls Highway, Southport. Amount: $575,000. Filed July 30
CK Electric LLC, Stamford. Seller: Maryanne Kardaris, Stamford. Property: 78 Dunn Ave., Stamford. Amount: $430,000. Filed July 26. Conetta, Michael A., Stamford. Seller: First Bedford Real Estate LLC, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Property: 1906 Bedford St., Stamford. Amount: $630,000. Filed July 22. CP GRN LLC, Greenwich. Seller: Sanford M. Litvack and Joanna R. Swomley, Greenwich. Property: 41 Baldwin Farms South, Greenwich. Amount: $10. Filed July 20. Heithaus LLC, Stamford. Seller: Harry Webski and Barbara Webski, Stamford. Property: 100 Starin Drive, Stamford. Amount: $1,928,500. Filed July 28. JMM Rentals LLC, Greenwich. Seller: 20 Idar Court LLC, Greenwich. Property: 20 Idar Court, Greenwich. Amount: $1,617,000. Filed July 19. One Oak LLC, Greenwich. Seller: Harold Van Buskirk and Ann-Marie Cunniffe-Hesser, Greenwich. Property: 24 Daffodil Lane, Cos Cob. Amount: $2,555,500. Filed July 16. PB and Neva LLC, Greenwich. Seller: 34 Buckfield Lane LLC, Greenwich. Property: 34 Buckfield Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $10. Filed July 16. R&B Newfield LLC, Stamford. Seller: NPC Unit F LLC, Stamford. Property: 555 Newfield Ave., Unit F, Stamford. Amount: $220,000. Filed July 28. Ramirez Carstens, Javier and Adriana Cecilia Soberon Perezcano, Greenwich. Seller: Germerican LLC, Rye, New York. Property: 552 River Road, Greenwich. Amount: $2,300,000. Filed July 20. Town Hall Annex Corp., Greenwich. Seller: 56 Ivy Street LLC, Greenwich. Property: 249 Milbank Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $840,000. Filed July 16.
Residential Agustian, John Kennedy and Mary Nirmala Devasahayam, Fairfield. Seller: John Kennedy Agustian, Fairfield. Property: 256 Melody Lane, Fairfield. Amount: $N/A. Filed July 30. Aland, John and Gretchen Aland, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Seller: Vatsal G. Thakkar and Annalise L. Caron, Fairfield. Property: 25 Sedan Terrace, Fairfield. Amount: $690,000. Filed Aug. 3. Babbage, Collin and Alma Paola Alquicira Becerril, Stamford. Seller: Kevin E. McEvoy, Stamford. Property: 300 Broad St., Unit 704, Stamford. Amount: $215,000. Filed July 22. Berger, James F. and Eileen M. Berger, Stamford. Seller: Sandra R. Berger, Stamford. Property: 35 New England Drive, Stamford. Amount: $N/A. Filed July 23. Campbell, Kamille D. and Marla Campbell, Bronx, New York. Seller: Ryan Lee Higgins, Stamford. Property: 142 Houston Terrace, Stamford. Amount: $600,000. Filed July 23. Candee, Richard and Katherine Candee, Stamford. Seller: Laura Claire Claudio, Stamford. Property: 7 Mead St., Unit B, Stamford. Amount: $570,000. Filed July 27. Cantore, Ann B., Fairfield. Seller: Brian Theodore and Andrea Theodore, Redding. Property: 613 S. Benson Road, Fairfield. Amount: $699,000. Filed Aug. 3. Carino, Ryan and Nikki Carino, Trumbull. Seller: George Santiago and Sheryl Santiago, Fairfield. Property: 105 Home Fair Drive, Fairfield. Amount: $972,000. Filed July 29. Carroll-German, Matthew and Richard Carroll, Stratford. Seller: Kenneth J. Ducharme, Fairfield. Property: 526 Wilson St., Fairfield. Amount: $475,000. Filed Aug. 4.
Facts & Figures Cohen, Andrew and See Ki Kwok, Riverside Seller: Susan M. Heidere, Riverside. Property: 30 Bramble Lane, Riverside. Amount: $1,990,000. Filed July 16. Conlisk, Patrick J. and Wesley C. Royce, Old Greenwich. Seller: Joshua D. Frank and Victoria S. Frank, Boca Raton, Florida. Property: 16 Benjamin St., Old Greenwich. Amount: $1. Filed July 20. Dagnesses, Rosa E. and Julianna M. Vitteri, Stamford. Seller: Thomas E. Winn, Stamford. Property: 118 Third St., Stamford. Amount: $N/A. Filed July 28. Domanick, Thomas and Stephanie Domanick, Fairfield. Seller: Gary F. Pironto and Darlene A. Pironto, Fairfield. Property: 2976 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield. Amount: $525,000. Filed Aug. 2. Dong, Xiaochun and Dan Chen, Guilford. Seller: Michael P. Valenzano and Christopher Valenzano, Stamford. Property: 7 Weil St., Stamford. Amount: $580,000. Filed July 28. Dwyer, Maria and Timothy Dwyer, Greenwich. Seller: Josh Guffin and Shiying Dong, Greenwich. Property: 120 Greenwich Hills Drive, Unit 120, Greenwich. Amount: $10. Filed July 19. Fedorko, Pamela Ann, Old Greenwich. Seller: Joseph M. Fedorko, Old Greenwich. Property: 19 Hillcrest Park Road, Old Greenwich. Amount: $10. Filed July 27. Fonseca, Peter Joseph and Eva Jacqueline Fonseca, Greenwich. Seller: Michael G. Moye, Pacific Palisades, California. Property: 111 Conyers Farm Drive, Greenwich. Amount: $4,225,000. Filed July 19. Fuchs, Mitchell and Donna Fuchs, Staten Island, New York. Seller: Gary M. Ponce, Stamford. Property: 42 Woods End Road, Stamford. Amount: $835,000. Filed July 26. Geller, Grigory and Polina Gutkin, Cos Cob. Seller: Jose U. Morocho, Cos Cob. Property: 33R Orchard St., Cos Cob. Amount: $2,199,000. Filed July 16.
Gidley, Eric Cutler and Sarah Gidley, Stamford. Seller: Esther G, Rein and Harvey B. Rein, Stamford. Property: 12 Denicola Road, Stamford. Amount: $722,000. Filed July 26.
MacLeod, Anthony Matthew and Kristen MacLeod, New York, New York. Seller: David Kim and Cynthia Kim, Greenwich. Property: 22 Stony Wylde Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $10. Filed July 16.
Trinh, Anh and Ha N. Trinh, Fairfield. Seller: Anh Trinh, Fairfield. Property: 338 Glen Ridge Road, Fairfield. Amount: $N/A. Filed July 30.
Grayson, Ryan and Morgan Grayson, Fairfield. Seller: Kenneth Pestone and Ellen Pestone, Fairfield. Property: 450 Riverside Drive, Fairfield. Amount: $684,000. Filed July 30.
McCue, Matthew Aaron and Natalie Beth Kil, Fairfield. Seller: Michael Goldsmith and Sarah Goldsmith, Fairfield. Property: 160 Windermere St., Fairfield. Amount: $650,000. Filed July 29.
Gundermann, Kathleen, Vero Beach, Florida. Seller: Milton K. Harkrader and Nina S. Harkrader, Fairfield. Property: 81 Field Point Drive, Fairfield. Amount: $975,000. Filed Aug. 2.
Micalone, Cosmo, Port Chester, New York. Seller: Linda Abigail Ainsworth, Old Greenwich. Property: 1465 E. Putnam Ave., No. 629, Old Greenwich. Amount: $415,000. Filed July 16.
Valente, Marco A. and Anna M. Valente, Port Chester, New York. Seller: Stephen J. Hanauer and Barbara L, Hanauer, Stamford. Property: 38 Erickson Drive, Stamford. Amount: $911,613. Filed July 27.
Hyman, Robert and Patricia Hyman, Dix Hills, New York. Seller: Melissa D’Aprile, Orange Beach, Alabama. Property: 50 North St., Unit 107, Stamford. Amount: $151,000. Filed July 22.
Palsa, Patricia A. and James P. Palsa, Fairfield. Seller: Nicholas Sheehan and Dayna Sheehan, Fairfield. Property: 371 Orchard Hill Lane, Fairfield. Amount: $1,530,000. Filed Aug. 3.
Wempen, Eric and El Mourabita Wempen, Stamford. Seller: Teresa L. Innaurato, Stamford. Property: 137 Old Long Ridge Road, Stamford. Amount: $1,150,000. Filed July 26.
Kaye, Adam Harris and Emma Kaye, Fairfield. Seller: Dawn M. Llewellyn, Fairfield. Property: 524 Sturges Road, Fairfield. Amount: $2,200,000. Filed Aug. 2.
Pruchansky, Jonathan and Chiara Pruchansky, Cos Cob. Seller: Carl L. Rinaldi, Juno Beach, Florida. Property: 107 Perkins Road, Greenwich. Amount: $3,333,000. Filed July 21.
Young, Kielley Kavanagh and James Michael Govatsos, Fairfield. Seller: John H. Roach and Emilie Roach, Fairfield. Property: 142 Oldfield Road, Fairfield. Amount: $799,000. Filed Aug. 4.
Kesmodel, Edward Stewart and Jamie Schwartz Kesmodel, Greenwich. Seller: John P. Brisson and Jo A. Hannafin, Greenwich. Property: 8 Carissa Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $N/A. Filed July 21.
Rahim, Mohammad, Stamford. Seller: Vittorio Pirolozzi and Maria T. Pirolozzi, Stamford. Property: 104 Dean St., Stamford. Amount: $630,000. Filed July 22.
Korsun, Dmitry and Nelly Korsun, Riverside Seller: Dirk A. DeLo and Sandra K. DeLo, Riverside. Property: 78 Long Meadow Road, Riverside. Amount: $2,400,000. Filed July 20.
Robinson, Adam and Carolina Galvao, Fairfield. Seller: John G. Donovan and Patricia Z. Donovan, Southport. Property: 900 Pequot Ave., Fairfield. Amount: $3,900,000. Filed Aug. 4.
Zingale, Vincent and Kristi Zingale, Cos Cob. Seller: Mauro Federico Roca and Carolina Weissenbock, Manhattan Beach, California. Property: 66 Gregory Road, Cos Cob. Amount: $10. Filed July 20.
Kothari, Priti and Chetan Kothary, Stamford. Seller: Richard S. Schneider and Diane Cohen Schneider, Stamford. Property: 298 Four Brooks Road, Stamford. Amount: $949,000. Filed July 23.
Roth, Melissa and Stephen Scott Roth, Greenwich. Seller: Peter J. Appleby and Stephanie Raia, Greenwich. Property: 53 Woodside Drive, Greenwich. Amount: $4,150,000. Filed July 21.
Kwon, Daniel and Karen Kwon, Greenwich. Seller: Daniel J. Kelly and Patricia S. Kelly, Greenwich. Property: 17 Wooddale Road, Greenwich. Amount: $10. Filed July 19.
Rubin, Leslie Jill and Benjamin Rubin, Greenwich. Seller: Sarah E. McLellan and Andrew T. McLellan, Winter Park, Florida. Property: 19 Desiree Drive, Greenwich. Amount: $4,819,000. Filed July 16.
MacDonald, Mark and Belinda Arnold, Cos Cob. Seller: Alejandro Marcelo Rebelo and Claudia Rebelo, Miami, Florida. Property: 35 Dartmouth Road, Cos Cob. Amount: $2,000,000. Filed July 16.
Saravanan, Durairajan and Thilagavethy Saravanan, Stamford. Seller: Tanzim Ahmad and Shaista Ahmad, Stamford. Property: 59 Meadow Park Avenue East, Stamford. Amount: $940,000. Filed July 28.
Tucker, Adam M. and Cynthia A. Tucker, Jacksonville, Florida. Seller: Katherine N. Tarsi and Grant M. Tarsi, Fairfield. Property: 118 Papermill Lane, Fairfield. Amount: $540,000. Filed July 29.
JUDGMENTS Becker, Ellen, Stamford. $1,733, in favor of American Express National Bank, Sandy, Utah, by Zwicker & Associates PC, Enfield. Property: 59 Courtland Ave., Apt. 1A, Stamford. Filed Aug. 10. Blair, Jerrold, Stamford. $41,873, in favor of American Express National Bank, Sandy, Utah, by Mark Sank & Associates LLC, Stamford. Property: 26 Pinnacle Rock Road, Stamford. Filed Aug. 19. Brebbia, Joel P., Fairfield. $8,687, in favor of Discover Bank, New Albany, Ohio, by Zwicker & Associates PC, Enfield. Property: 335 Gilbert Highway, Fairfield. Filed July 26. Magloire, Jimmy D., Stamford. $20,263, in favor of US Bank National Association, St. Louis, Missouri, by Zwicker & Associates PC, Enfield. Property: 136 Snow Crystal Lane, Stamford. Filed July 27. Mahaffey, Catherin, et al, Stamford. $322, in favor of Hop Energy LLC, Bridgeport, by William G. Reveley & Associates LLC, Vernon. Property: 150 Waterbury Road, Stamford. Filed Aug. 20. Mazariegos, Angel E., Stamford. $2,269, in favor of Cavalry SPV I LLC, Valhalla, New York, by Schreiber Law LLC, Salem, New Hampshire. Property: 33 Pamlynn Road, Stamford. Filed Aug. 20.
Carter, Lissett R. Creditor: US Bank National Association, Houston, Texas. Property: 759 Hope St., Stamford. Mortgage Default. Filed July 29.
McCullough, Kevin, Stamford. $20,224, in favor of American Express National Bank, Sandy, Utah, by Zwicker & Associates PC, Enfield. Property: 63 Friar Tuck Lane, Stamford. Filed Aug. 2.
Jean-Jacques, Joachim, et al. Creditor: US Bank Trust National Association. St. Paul, Minnesota. Property: 54 Dann Drive, Stamford. Mortgage Default. Filed Aug. 16.
Redgate, Leo, Fairfield. $2,716, in favor of American Express National Bank, Sandy, Utah, by Zwicker & Associates PC, Enfield. Property: 73 Crosby St. Fairfield. Filed July 26.
Russo, Mark A., et al. Creditor: Wells Fargo Bank, Irvine, California. Property: 46 Square Acre Drive, Stamford. Mortgage Default. Filed July 28.
Sepe, Ellen, Fairfield. $77,926, in favor of American Express National Bank, Sandy, Utah, by Zwicker & Associates PC, Enfield. Property: 190 Beaumont St., Fairfield. Filed July 26.
Shack, Adam C., et al. Creditor: JPMorgan Chase Bank, Columbus, Ohio. Property: 433 Stanwich Road, Greenwich. Mortgage Default. Filed Aug. 20.
Tarver, Sarah A., Stamford. $5,438, in favor of Discover Bank, New Albany, Ohio, by Zwicker & Associates PC, Enfield. Property: 37 Greenwich Ave., Apt. 3-4E, Stamford. Filed Aug. 19. Zinsmeyer, Gary, Stamford. $56,067, in favor of American Express National Bank, Sandy, Utah, by Zwicker & Associates PC, Enfield. Property: 237 Strawberry Hill Ave., Apt. 8, Stamford. Filed Aug. 10.
MORTGAGES Bagaporo, Jerome and Carlo Maria Cabal, Stamford, by Quinetta K. Belton. Lender: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street Southwest, Washington, D.C. Property: 69 Palmer Ave., Stamford. Amount: $45,128. Filed July 13. Barlow, Margaret H. and James E. Barlow, Fairfield, by Tamara L. Peterson. Lender: Guaranteed Rate Affinity LLC, 1800 W. Larchmont Ave., Chicago, Illinois. Property: 1217 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield. Amount: $349,000. Filed July 14. Borge, Craig, Stamford, by Jenna Cardile. Lender: CrossCountry Mortgage LLC, 6850 Miller Road, Brecksville, Ohio. Property: 39 Oak St., Unit 2, Stamford. Amount: $332,000. Filed July 15. Carlsson, Stefan and Margareta Carlsson, Old Greenwich, by N/A. Lender: The First Bank of Greenwich, 444 E. Putnam Ave., Cos Cob. Property: 1 Gisborne Place, Old Greenwich. Amount: $500,000. Filed July 15. Colmenares Florez, Ivan David and Kristina Wylie-Colmenares Florez, Stamford, by Jason E. Brooks. Lender: Newrez LLC, 1100 Virginia Drive, Suite 125, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. Property: 20 Dean St., No. 2, Stamford. Amount: $410,660. Filed July 14. Deambrosio, Juan and Elizabeth Deambrosio, Stamford, by Gerald M. Fox. Lender: Bank of America NA, 101 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, North Carolina. Property: 37 Ralsey Road S., Stamford. Amount: $1,500,000. Filed July 15.
Smith, Roger J., Stamford. $6,094, in favor of Discover Bank, New Albany, Ohio, by Zwicker & Associates PC, Enfield. Property: 198 Cold Spring Road, Stamford. Filed Aug. 9.
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Facts & Figures Gell, Alberto and Lyric I. Civitella, Stamford, by N/A. Lender: Quicken Loans LLC, 1050 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Michigan. Property: 15 Columbus Place, Apt. 1, Stamford. Amount: $276,000. Filed July 13. Geller, Grigory and Polina Gutkin, Greenwich, by Tom S. Ward. Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 1111 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 33 R. Orchard St., Cos Cob. Amount: $1,649,250. Filed July 16.
MacLeod, Anthony Matthew and Kristen MacLeod, Greenwich, by Jennifer A. Pirrello. Lender: Wells Fargo Bank NA, 101 N. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Property: 22 Stoney Wylde Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $3,965,000. Filed July 16. Mandel-Mantello, Susanna, Greenwich, by Christian Sanchez. Lender: The First Bank of Greenwich, 444 E. Putnam Ave., Cos Cob. Property: 236 Stanwich Road, Greenwich. Amount: $100,000. Filed July 15.
Germain, Jill Ann and Gregory Scott Germain, Fairfield, by Brian T. Silvestro. Lender: People’s United Bank NA, 850 Main St., Bridgeport. Property: 70 Shadowood Road, Fairfield. Amount: $293,000. Filed July 13.
McLean, Alistair and Norah Flynn, Fairfield, by Aaron Charney. Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 1111 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 3581 Park Ave., Fairfield. Amount: $314,186. Filed July 13.
Germosen, Jose Daniel and Onwalee Pliansirichai, Greenwich, by James T. Mayo. Lender: Quicken Loans LLC, 1050 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Michigan. Property: 50 Lafayette Place, Apt. 3H, Greenwich. Amount: $270,000. Filed July 15.
Mencoff, Samuel and Lauren Eileen Mencoff, Greenwich, by Robert V. Sisca Lender: Webster Bank NA, 145 Bank St., Waterbury. Property: 19 Mallard Drive, Greenwich. Amount: $1,740,000. Filed July 15.
Hafeez, Azhar, Stamford, by Mario P. Musilli. Lender: Savings Bank of Danbury, 220 Main St., Danbury. Property: 5 Westcott Road, Stamford. Amount: $669,500. Filed July 14.
Micalone, Cosmo, Greenwich, by Thomas R. Kain. Lender: The First Bank of Greenwich, 444 E. Putnam Ave., Cos Cob. Property: 1465 E. Putnam Ave., No. 629, Greenwich. Amount: $311,250. Filed July 16.
Horne, Dawn and Gregory Horne, Fairfield, by M. Katherine Webster-O’Keefe. Lender: Wells Fargo Bank NA, 101 N. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Property: 62 Morehouse Highway, Fairfield. Amount: $150,000. Filed July 13.
Murphy, Margaret M. and Christopher A. Murphy, Fairfield, by William M. Burke. Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 1111 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 126 Woods End Road, Fairfield. Amount: $360,640. Filed July 12.
Jaerin, Kim, Stamford, by Tracie J. Silvestro. Lender: United Wholesale Mortgage LLC, 585 S. Boulevard East, Pontiac, Michigan. Property: 168 Belltown Road, No. C6, Stamford. Amount: $195,000. Filed July 15.
Orsini, Mark and Jaclyn H. Orsini, Fairfield, by Justin L. Galletti. Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 1111 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 325 Wood House Road, Fairfield. Amount: $878,500. Filed July 14.
Lubowitz, Steven I. and Laurie D. Lubowitz, Stamford, by Matthew V. Bertolino. Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 1111 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 189 Gary Road, Stamford. Amount: $341,100. Filed July 13.
Osterberg, Kerstin Louise, Stamford, by Elizabeth Carmen Castillo. Lender: Webster Bank NA, 145 Bank St., Waterbury. Property: 31 Windermere Lane, Stamford. Amount: $100,000. Filed July 13.
MacDonald, Mark and Belinda Arnold, Greenwich, by Douglas I. Bayer. Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 1111 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 35 Dartmouth Road, Cos Cob. Amount: $1,600,000. Filed July 16.
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Pino, Cristina Maria, Fairfield, by Jamie K. Gerard. Lender: CrossCountry Mortgage LLC, 6850 Miller Road, Brecksville, Ohio. Property: 114 Brookmere Drive, Fairfield. Amount: $748,000. Filed July 12.
Platts, Leon and Kari Platts, Stamford, by John S. Demetre. Lender: PNC Bank NA, 3232 Newmark Drive, Miamisburg, Ohio. Property: 128 Dogwood Lane, Stamford. Amount: $448,000. Filed July 14.
Tymoc, Ashley Elizabeth and Michael Andrew Tymoc, Stamford, by Kathryn L. Braun. Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 1111 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 37 Ledge Lane, Stamford. Amount: $518,000. Filed July 13.
Ray, Jayita and Anton G. Best, Stamford, by Jeffrey G. Lane. Lender: Quicken Loans LLC, 1050 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Michigan. Property: 83 Pine Tree Drive, Stamford. Amount: $270,000. Filed July 14.
Walsh, Richard P., Fairfield, by Susan Kohn. Lender: Baycoast Mortgage Company LLC, 330 Swansea Mall Drive, Swansea, Massachusetts. Property: 1869 Cross Highway, Fairfield. Amount: $1,314,700. Filed July 13.
Rodriguez Cano, Noel Victor and Tamara Muruetagoiena, Fairfield, by Emily D. Vail. Lender: CrossCountry Mortgage LLC, 6850 Miller Road, Brecksville, Ohio. Property: 50 Forest Ave., Fairfield. Amount: $680,000. Filed July 12.
Rodriguez, Daniel J. and Geyser D. Rodriguez, Stamford, by Stephen H. Schelz. Lender: Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp., 4201 Marsh Lane, Carrollton, Texas. Property: 35 Woodway Road, Apt. A7, Stamford. Amount: $356,250. Filed July 15. Rubin, Benjamin and Leslie Jill Rubin, Greenwich, by Philip J. Toohey. Lender: Wells Fargo Bank NA, 101 N. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Property: 19 Desiree Drive, Greenwich. Amount: $3,614,250. Filed July 16. Ruiz-Pacheco, Jorge and Irene Ruiz, Fairfield, by Patricia Fabunan. Lender: Connex Credit Union Inc, 412 Washington Ave., North Haven. Property: 4 Bloomfield Drive, Fairfield. Amount: $35,000. Filed July 14. Sood, Nandipa and Sandeep Bidani, Greenwich, by Johanna Henry. Lender: Morgan Stanley Private Bank, 4270 Ivy Pointe Blvd., Suite 400, Cincinnati, Ohio. Property: 16 Intervale Place, Greenwich. Amount: $1,225,000. Filed July 15. Stevenson, Sara and Alex Stevenson, Fairfield, by Brad M. Aron. Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 1111 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 156 Buena Vista Road, Fairfield. Amount: $428,000. Filed July 14. Tancredi, Mark and Austin Tancredi, Fairfield, by Gayle A. Sims. Lender: Citizens Bank NA, 1 Citizens Plaza, Providence, Rhode Island. Property: 6 Wellner Drive, Fairfield. Amount: $601,450. Filed July 12.
3D Painting LLC, 17 Puritan Lane, Stamford 06902, c/o Melvin L. Cruz. Filed July 28. A&A Tax Service, 76 Progress Drive, Suite 265, Stamford 06902, c/o Pablo H. Aravena. Filed July 19. Big Toys Stamford, 91 Richmond Hill Ave., Stamford 06902, c/o Raymond Pina. Filed July 23. Boj Fitness, 223 Southfield Ave., Stamford 06902, c/o Veronica Thomas. Filed July 21. Cenitas LLC, 44 Dolsen Place, Stamford 06901, c/o Guillermina Ochoa-Aguilar. Filed July 23. Collado Construction, 142 Lockwood Ave., Apt. 2, Stamford 06902, c/o Ignacio Collado. Filed July 20. Corporate Image Dining Services Inc., 750 E. Main St., Stamford 06902, c/o Ernest Buggisch. Filed July 19. Cruzate Handyman, 78 Dora St., Stamford 06902, c/o Miguel Cruzate. Filed July 19. Euro Fine Foods, 20 Cushing St., Stamford 06907, c/o A&R Baking Co. Filed July 22. Green Bean Battery, 6 Landmark Square, Fourth floor, Stamford 06901, c/o Keystone Automotive Industries Inc. Filed July 27. L.E.H. Best Cleaning LLC, 297 Fairfield Ave., Apt. 2, Stamford 06902, c/o Elizangela Teixeira da Silva. Filed July 20.
Lazarus Home Care LLC, 552 Haviland Road, Stamford 06903, c/o Nolander Lazarus. Filed July 19. Life Storage No.7200, 300 Stillwater Ave., Stamford 06902, c/o Andrew Gregoire. Filed July 27. Marco’s Handyman, 65 Lincoln Ave., Stamford 06902, c/o Marco Siguencia. Filed July 28. Mellado Construction, 142 Lockwood Ave., Apt. 2, Stamford 06902, c/o Ignacio Mellado. Filed July 23. Personal Training Fitness, 39 Glenbrook Road, Unit 2, Stamford 06902, c/o Veronica Thomas. Filed July 21. Sanctification Tabernacle Church, 1069 E. Main St., Stamford 06902, c/o Nardine Thomas. Filed July 26. Stamford Women’s Bocce League, 595 Webbs Hill Road, Stamford 06903, c/o Josephine Carpanzano. Filed July 29.
The CFO Leadership Council, 9 W. Broad St., Suite 430, Stamford 06902, c/o Chief Executive Group LLC. Filed July 29. The Smiles Doctor, 95 Morgan St., Suite 1A, Stamford 06905, c/o Shportko P. LLC. Filed July 27. Upfire Seo, 700 Canal St., First floor, Stamford 06902, c/o Jordan Kaplowitz. Filed July 20. We Home Improvement LLC, 153 Frederick St., Unit A2, Stamford 06902, c/o Walter Vinicio Valenzuela-Godoy. Filed July 29. Word of Faith Church of God in Christ, 60 Pheasant Lane, Stamford 06903, c/o Little Zion Church of God in Christ. Filed July 19.
PATENTS Articulated mounts. Patent no. 11,111,026 issued to Jon McBride, et al. Assigned to Sikorsky, Stratford. Axial preloading device. Patent no. 11,111,938 issued to Paul McCullough, et al. Assigned to Sikorsky, Stratford.
Associate, Engineering (Greenwich, CT): Develop & extend portfolio construction & optimization techniques, global asset risk estimation systems, intuitive research Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) leveraging cloud computing & cutting-edge visualizations, high performance historical simulation engines & work-flow platforms using services, messaging & graph-based dependency awareness. Work with risk management & financial instruments, as well as Python, MATLAB, or C++ as a financial research tool. Req’s Master’s degr plus knowledge or experience gained through academic research and/or coursework. Mail resume to: AQR Capital Management, LLC, ATTN: S. Rao, 2 Greenwich Plaza, Greenwich, CT 06830. Must Ref: DR-AQR-005. AQR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/VET/DISABILITY
Vice President, Portfolio Implementation Engineering (Greenwich, CT): Develop & extend portfolio construction & implementation processes. Build out algorithms & tools that turn quantitative insights in actionable investment strategies. Analyze financial software applications, identify issues, gather requirements, & develop robust solutions to fulfill business needs, develop tests, & drive Quality Assurance & Quality Engineering processes. Work with Python, quantitative asset management, Git, & the systems development lifecycle. Improve & enhance technology platform performance & application design. Req’s Master’s degr plus 3 yrs exp. Mail resume to: AQR Capital Management, LLC, ATTN: S. Rao, 2 Greenwich Plaza, Greenwich, CT 06830. Must Ref: AL8AQR. AQR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/VET/DISABILITY
LEGAL NOTICES Notice of Formation of RL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT LLC. filed with SSNY on 7/15/21. Offc. Loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 23 Elmont Avenue, Port Chester, NY 10573. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #62923 Notice of Formation of Tasman & Joellen Construction, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 7/23/21. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Tasman & Joellen Construction LLC, 224 W 2nd St., Mt Vernon, NY 10550. Purpose: any lawful Purpose. #62925 Owl Lake LLC. Filed 5/12/21 Office: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 17 West Orchard Road, Chappaqua, NY 10514 Purpose: All lawful #62927 Notice of Formation of JD 360, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 06/30/2021. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to JD 360,LLC 27 Rossiter Ave #2 Yonkers, NY 101701 Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #62928
Notice of Formation of LARREGUI COMPANY, LLC Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 7/15/2021. Office located in Westchester County. SSNY desig. as an agent of the LLC upon who process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to LARREGUI COMPANY LLC, 9 BRYANT CRESCENT, APT. 1H, WHITE PLAINS, NY 10605. #62929 Fleetwood Medical Care PLLC. Art. of Org. filed 7/23/21. Westchester Co. SSNY designated for process and shall mail to 504 Gramatan Ave, Mt. Vernon, NY 10552. Purpose: Medicine #62930 Notice of Formation of 5 Wampus Close, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 7/22/21. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Michael E. Fareri, 4 MacDonald Ave., Armonk, NY 10504. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #62932 Notice of Formation of Kennedy Jakob, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 04/02/2021. Office Location: Westchester County, NY. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 52 Primrose St, White Plains, NY 10606. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #62933
Notice of Application for Authority to do business in New York of KONNECTKURVES, LLC. Application for Authority filed with the Secretary of State (SSNY) on 08/18/2021. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on August 24, 2020. Office location is 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: KonnectKurves LLC, 404, Cedar Dr W, Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 principal business location of the LLC. Purpose: any lawful business activity. AD# 62934. #62934 Notice of formation of 155 West SOZAN Properties LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York SSNY on 02/04/2020. Office located in Westchester. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC. 646 Van Cortlandt Park Ave Purpose: Any lawful purpose. #62941 A PLAYce 2 Learn LLC Art. of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State on August 25, 2021. 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: 4 Northridge Rd. Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 (the LLCís primary business location). LLC may engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be formed. #62942
Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC). Name: St. Clair Development Managers, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (SSNY) on June 29, 2021. N.Y. office location: Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to c/o MacQuesten Companies, 438 Fifth Avenue, Suite 100, Pelham, NY 10803. Purpose/character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. #62948 Notice of Formation of Nuttin But Luv, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/30/21. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Nuttin But Luv LLC, 472 Gramatan Ave., 2B, Mt Vernon, NY 10552. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #62949
Notice Of Formation Of Limited Liability Company;. LLC. Name: FOCUS REI LLC. Articles Of Organization were filed with the Secretary Of State New York. (SSNY) on 6/14/21. 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. 128 Pelhamdale Avenue 2nd fl Mount Vernon New York 10553, Principal business location of the LLC. Purpose: any lawful business activity #62950
Notice of formation of 8 VICTORIA LANE LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/10/2021. Office location in Westchester County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC to the LLC at 168 Dunwoodie Street, Yonkers, NY 10704, Purpose: any lawful purpose or activity. #62951
Notice of Formation of EAW Enterprises LLC Art. of Org. filed with SSNY 9/7/21. Loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 522 Stellar Ave, Pelham NY 10803. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #62953
Sealed bids will be received as set forth in Instructions to Bidders (https:// www.dot.ny.gov/bids-and-lettings/construction-contractors/important-info) until 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at the NYSDOT, Office of Contract Management, 50 Wolf Rd, 1st Floor, Suite 1CM, Albany, NY 12232 and will be publicly opened and read. Maps, Plans and Specifications may be seen at Electronic documents and Amendments which are posted to www.dot.ny.gov/doing-business/opportunities/const-notices. The New York State Department of Transportation, in accordance with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation and Title 23 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 200, Title IV Program and Related Statutes, as amended, issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all who respond to a written Department solicitation, request for proposal or invitation for bid that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability/handicap and income status in consideration for an award. Please call (518)457-2124 if a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the letting. Region 08: New York State Department of Transportation 4 Burnett Blvd., Poughkeepsie, NY, 12603 D264575, PIN 881417, Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster, Westchester Cos., Highway repair where and when NYSDOT Region 8, Bid Deposit: 5% of Bid (~ $200,000.00), Goals: MBE: 5.00%, WBE: 10.00%, SDVOB: 0.00% D264582, PIN 881356, FA Proj Z0E1-8813-563, Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Ulster, Westchester Cos., Bridge Painting: Various Locations Throughout COLUMBIA, DUTCHESS, ORANGE, PUTNAM, ULSTER, WESTCHESTER Counties., Bid Deposit: 5% of Bid (~ $375,000.00), Goals: DBE: 10.00%
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