The Business Journals - Week of October 4

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Among a range of laws that went into effect on Oct. 1 — including allowing medical marijuana users to grow

their own on a limited basis, new restrictions on where one can smoke (cannabis and otherwise) and requiring all passengers in the back seats of vehicles to wear seat belts — there is one that a Westport attorney believes many business owners are not fully aware of. “To be compliant with every statute and regulation is nearly impossible,” FLB Law partner Stephen

Fogerty said. “And it becomes much more difficult when they’re simply unaware that such a regulation is on the books.” The regulation in quesTWB Loan Decision tion is Public Act 21-30, Banner Ad “An Act Concerning the 6” w x 1.5” Disclosure of h Salary Range 7-6-21 for a Vacant Position.” Ostensibly passed to address gender inequality in pay — nationwide in 2020, women who worked full time earned 83 cents

for every dollar men took home, up slightly from 82.3 cents in 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bureau — the law has even wider implications for employers and employees alike, Fogerty said. “A prospective employee can request the salary range for a given position, and the employer must disclose it,” he said. “On the other hand, if the employee doesn’t ask, the employer

doesn’t have to provide it.” Even so, the statute requires employers to provide the salary range not only when discussing the position, but also at the time of hiring. “You might think they’d be the same thing, and they usually are — but not always,” Fogerty said. “By the time of hiring there may been a change in the job description, so it’s up to the employer to disclose

what the new range is.” The new law might strike some as superfluous — most prospective employees, after all, get around to talking compensation before accepting a job — but Fogerty said the fact that it requires a salary range, rather than a set figure, can play a significant role in negotiations. “If I’m paying someone who’s already on staff » SALARY DISCLOSURE




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Stamford nonprofit Pacific House places the spotlight on Fairfield County's homeless population BY PHIL HALL


afael Pagan Jr. is getting the finishing touches ready for the Oct. 21 annual fundraising gala for Pacific House, the Stamford nonprofit where he serves as executive director. But while the gala’s promotional material promises “a festive ‘live from the red carpet’ experience,” for Pagan the event is an evening’s break from his mission of assisting the homeless population of Fairfield County in their search for a safe habitat. One main challenge that Pagan faces in his work is getting public acknowledgment that the region has a homeless population. “It depends where you drive and where you're at,” he explained. “You see more of it in Stamford, less of it in other communities -- they are out there but (in) much lower numbers. We get calls occasionally from Greenwich where there are some homeless individuals. “The biggest place where they tend to congregate, believe

it or not, is the train station,” he continued. “You'll see more of that, especially in the Stamford train station, evening and nights. During the day they go about their business, but when evening time comes and late at night, they start congregating in that area.” Originally launched as a 67-bed men’s shelter in Stamford four decades ago, the nonprofit took a more proactive than reactive approach to the issue in 2007. “We really started looking at the issue of homelessness and thinking through a different lens -- rather than concentrating on emergency shelter, we really want it to be more about solutions,” Pagan said. “So we embarked on a new mission that addressed providing deeply affordable housing for the homeless community. “As we embarked on that, we realized that no one out there was developing housing for the homeless community. There was some affordable housing being developed but it was largely for workforce and our population -which is typically 25% of median income and below -- was left out of that process.”

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In the years that followed, Pacific House has placed a primary importance on developing housing specifically designed to assist the homeless. “We had seven units of housing in a three-family home,” Pagan recalled about the initiative’s launch. “We now are up to 13 homes and we provide housing for over 140 individuals and

families, so we've really turned the dime.” For Pagan, the solution to homelessness is to ensure the people coming through Pacific House’s care are only making a temporary stop on the route to a more secure environment, with the goal “to get them out within 60 days and place them in 8



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Cappelli opens White Plains restaurant Greca




who’s who of Westchester government and business leaders converged on White Plains Sept. 28 to celebrate the opening of Greca Mediterranean Kitchen + Bar, a new restaurant created by developer Louis Cappelli and his wife Kylie along with restaurateur Constantine “Dino” Kolitsas. It is the second Greca for Kolitsas. Since 2019, he has operated a Greca Mediterranean Kitchen + Bar in New Milford, Conn. He also has owned and managed restaurants in Manhattan, on Long Island and in Connecticut’s Hartford County, in addition to Fairfield County. Located at 189 Main St., diagonally across from the Renaissance Fountain in the heart of White Plains’ downtown, the restaurant features classic and reimagined Greek cuisine. It’s in a 6,000-square-foot, three-level building that was updated by Cappelli when he built the Ritz-Carlton hotel and condominium project across the street. A unique design of diamond-shaped glass set into wide frames was created to give the structure a modernistic exterior. In 2016, the restaurant Mediterraneo of White Plains had opened there. It closed earlier this year. During an exclusive interview with the Business Journal, Kylie Cappelli said she views Greca as a significant addition to business activity and nightlife in downtown White Plains. “It’s another brick in this foundation that has already been laid here, mostly by Louis but also by other developers,” Kylie said. “There’s so much activity happening in building, the future projects that are coming all around, and I think this anchors what’s happening.” During the interview, Louis Cappelli said that, in his opinion, this is the ideal time to be opening a business in White Plains as more people are getting vaccinated against Covid and businesses have adopted policies and procedures to help prevent its spread even as variants are appearing. “I think we’re opening at the


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Louis and Kylie Cappelli. Photo by Peter Katz. right time," Louis said. “I don’t think we could have opened this a year ago. That would not have been the right thing to do. I think we’re at the right place at the right time.” Cappelli noted that developers are building about 2,000 residential units right now in downtown White Plains, including The Mitchell, which is being built by his construction company for Lennar Multifamily Communities just a few blocks away from Greca. “We have 400 workers heading to 500 workers and we’re going to have that job finished by the end of April,” Cappelli said. “We understand the construction business. We have a great following after 46 years.” The Cappelli Organization has two related subsidiaries, LRC Construction LLC and Fuller Development Company FCBJ


LLC. It also supports the Louis R. Cappelli Foundation, which has been noted for its philanthropic activities. The Cappelli Organization has developed more than 10 million square feet of real estate properties valued at more than $5 billion. The building where Greca is located is part of the Renaissance Square project, a $750 million development with 900,000 square feet of residential, retail, hotel and office space that includes the Opus Hotel and the two 43-story towers that house The Residences at the Ritz Carlton. Louis Cappelli said that a downtown needs to be more than just apartments and offices if it is to thrive, and he views Greca as making a contribution to White Plains. “What follows people moving into a city is retail and good

Greca Mediterranean Kitchen + Bar in downtown White Plains. Photo by Peter Katz. restaurants," he said. "Think about Manhattan. It’s great to walk outside your door and have your choice of going to two, three or four different restaurants." Kylie Cappelli said that she finds it rewarding to contribute

her talents to business projects. “It ’s always wonderful at the end of the day to have created something,” she said. “That’s what’s great about this ... you actually get to see a finished product, a building or an interior.”

Former deli owner returns to Newtown with pizzeria, Italian ice/gelateria BY KEVIN ZIMMERMAN


s with a lot of business owners, Artie Praino faced a problem when he was opening his latest venture, Gino’s Parlor of Sandy Hook. But in Praino’s case, it wasn’t the uncertainty of opening a restaurant in the midst of a still-active pandemic or lacking the wherewithal to get it off the ground: It was an unexpected shortage of available employees. “We were supposed to open Aug. 2,” he told the Business Journal during a visit to Gino’s, at 102 Church Hill Road in Newtown’s Sandy Hook section. “But we couldn’t find enough cooks, so we ended up stretching it out another month.” Praino’s partner Alfredo Molinari — whose family started the Gino’s chain that includes 12 locations in Queens and Long Island — readily agreed. “In my 30 years of opening restaurants, I’ve never experienced anything like this,” he said. “I’m spending five days a week making the pizzas myself.” Whether Newtown actually needed another pizzeria — a long-running joke among residents was that every building going up was either a bank or an Italian restaurant — was never a serious consideration, Praino said. “Part of it is reputation,” he said. “I’ve been in town a long time.” Praino’s first venture in town, The Newtown Deli, opened in 2001, followed a few years later by The Sideline Café at the Newtown Youth Academy and the Sandy Hook Deli, which used to be where Gino’s stands today. Praino sold the Sandy Hook Deli — but not the building — to two separate entrepreneurs, neither of whom were able to copy his success. “Artie and I grew up together,” Molinari said. “We’ve known each other for something like 35 years and we’d been thinking for a while about starting a pizzeria in Connecticut if only we could find the right spot. And this turned out to be it.” There is a difference between Gino’s Pizzerias and the two Gino’s Parlors (the other is in Roslyn, Long Island). “Besides pizza, our menu has salads, entrees — it goes a step beyond just being a pizza place,” Praino said. “This Gino’s Parlor is exactly like the other one — same fixtures, same modern vibe, and exact same recipes. “I’ve got my own meatball recipe,” he laughed, “but I have to use Alfredo’s.” Praino said the restaurant’s menu is now “about 75% complete,” and that delivery service will likely begin over the next few weeks. The store now has about 40 employees, roughly half of whom are part-time high school students. Molinari said that his father, a seasoned pizzamaker also named Alfredo, emigrated from Italy at the age of 15, and bought his first

operation in the Hillside section of Queens two years later. When he bought another in Great Neck in 1981, he decided to honor its former owner by naming the burgeoning chain Gino’s. Praino also operates Dolce Italian Ice & Gelato, which opened on July 19 across the street from Gino’s at 117 Church Hill Road. Again, personal connections played an important role.

“I’m good friends with the Lemon Ice King of Corona,” he said, “and we came to an agreement that we’d get 40 tubs at a time. The original idea was to sell it here (at Gino’s) but there wasn’t enough space, so we took over the vacant spot across the street. That way when you’re done eating here, you can head over there for dessert.” Dolce, which is staffed by nine high schoolers, is open seven days a week but will

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probably scale back to a Friday to Sunday schedule once winter sets in, he said. Praino only laughed when asked if he was building an empire — he also owns Zaragoza, a tapas restaurant in New Milford — but indicated that further expansion could be in the cards. “We’ve had our hands pretty full with Gino’s and Dolce,” he said. “But I could see us maybe doing another Gino’s up here. It’s a definite possibility.”


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$20 an hour, but want to hire someone new at $17, I have to disclose the $17 to $20 range,” he explained. “And that can make the conversation more difficult — ‘Why are you offering me 17 instead of 20?’ The employer can have a number of reasons, including experience of the established employee, different responsibilities and the fact that the prospective employee is just coming on board and may be eligible for a raise down the line.” The attorney said he believes that there “is no downside” for the prospective employee in such a situation. For the employer, however, the ramifications can be significant. Employees can bring civil actions against the employer for violations of the new requirements within two years after a violation. Potential penalties include compensatory damages, as well as attorney fees and costs and punitive damages — none of which are typically recoverable, Fogerty

said — along with other relief determined by a jury and/or judge. Existing employees can also benefit, he said. “They can ask what the salary range is for the position they’re currently in, and that can lead to a conversation about why the new guy is being offered a different range. But the statute says (the existing employee) can ask once” per given circumstance. “You can go back every week and ask again,” Fogerty said. And while most businesses maintain they are an equal opportunity employer, the fact remains that Connecticut too has a gender pay gap. According to research by, women earn an average salary of $55,636 in the Nutmeg State while men earn an average salary of $66,477 — nearly a 16% difference, but still the tenth-smallest such disparity in the U.S. Fogerty said that the new law should address those gaps as well as those affect-

ing minorities, although, “You can’t bring a claim of unequal pay unless you know what others are being paid” for similar jobs. While that could make for uncomfortable conversations with co-workers, Fogerty noted that that was one of the principles behind Connecticut General Statute 31-40z, to which the new law is an amendment. 31-40z prevents the penalization of employees for discussion or disclosure of wage information. As for out-of-state workers, Fogerty said the law applies to “every employer doing business in the state of Connecticut.” In other words, a company based in Danbury whose staff includes someone in White Plains is subject to the Connecticut law. “Fairfield County draws workers from a number of states,” he noted. If the employer is in a state without such a law, and the employee resides in a state with such a statute, the law does not

apply, he added. The real problem, as Fogerty sees it, is that the new law has not been sufficiently promoted for all employers to understand what their new obligations are. “And it’s not just companies with 250 employees,” he noted. “It says if you have one or more employees, it appeals to you.” Law firms and HR departments have been trying to push out information about the new law sine it was signed by Gov. Ned Lamont in July, Fogerty said. “Even so, I believe the business community at large is not fully aware of it.” FLB Law has “had some inquiries from some of the larger and more sophisticated employers,” he added, “but not very much from smaller employers. We’ve brought it up in conversation with our clients, and they’ve been almost universally surprised to hear about it. “It’s not a bad law,” Fogerty said. “It’s just one they need to be aware of.”

Louis P. DiLorenzo. Photo by Michael Paras Photography LLC. "I do see an effort on behalf of the courts to try to resolve matters before they go through full litigation," he continued. "Beyond that you always have cases on behalf of clients that probably should be settled from a business perspective, but sometimes there are principles at stake that need litigating.” Bond Schoeneck & King became known to some in the business community through its preparation of a comprehensive 500-page guide covering employment law in New York. “New York Employment Law: The Essential Guide” was published under the auspices of The New York State Bar Association, which offers the book to members while nonmembers can order it through Amazon. About 80 attorneys from the firm’s labor and employment and employee benefits practices contributed to the text, which was edited by the firm’s Louis P. DiLorenzo and Jeffrey A. Kehl. “It fills a gap of all the loopholes and special issues that are unique to New York law and aren’t the same as federal law,”

DiLorenzo told the Business Journal. “This is for the general practice lawyer who has to answer questions sometime for their clients. It’s for human resources people. It’s for people who own businesses. The gist of the preface to the book is that these are the rules to help you answer questions about what the law is." Among the specifics covered: workers' compensation cases; unemployment; wages; discrimination; and employee discipline. “As you look at the spectrum of law work, usually employment law is more of the tail than the dog,” DiLorenzo said. “There are tax issues, there are corporate issues, there is general litigation and filings and all those kinds of things that corporate lawyers have to deal with and then the employment is sometimes a little bit more of a service area. "We are known and have been since 1935, as a firm that specializes in what we call labor work, which is public and private sector unions," he added. "That’s our sweet spot. Since unions have declined a great deal in the private sector but grown in the public sector, a lot of firms have lost that expertise and people have retired and younger and newer lawyers haven’t had a chance to train at the feet of mentors who did only labor work.” DiLorenzo said that labor work involves advising employers during a union campaign while the union is seeking to represent their employees, negotiating labor contracts — including the first one and renewals —- and then conducting labor arbitrations pursuant to those contracts. DiLorenzo said that he will be moving from Midtown Manhattan to White Plains and hopes to be close to the White Plains office, but he also plans to take the train to the firm's office in the city.

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tion to New York, expects to open an office in White Plains this month with the location to be announced. “We have high hopes for that office in the future in terms of expanding, both in terms of the attorneys who work there and our client base,” attorney Kevin Bernstein, management committee chairman for the firm, told the Business Journal. The organization already has New York state offices in Albany, Rochester, Utica, Buffalo, Saratoga Springs, Garden City and Manhattan, along with its headquarters in Syracuse. “One major geographical gap was Westchester County,” Bernstein said, explaining that the plan is to cover the Hudson Valley from its Albany office and the new one in White Plains. “Westchester County has been part of the firm’s strategic plan for many, many years. We already have a client base in Westchester County,” Bernstein said. “We see an opportunity to grow that client base from the perspective of both the private and public sector. White Plains is kind of an economic center for Westchester County and there is a lot of activity.” Bernstein said that at first there will be eight attorneys plus support staff working at the White Plains office. Among the prime practice areas would be labor and employment law, health and long-term care and higher education. “We represent a number of colleges and universities, big and small, throughout the tri-state area but also nationally, so that’s a very strong practice area for us,” Bernstein said. "We have a lot of health law clients, whether it’s hospitals, hospital groups or nursing homes, a lot of different health-related and long-term care clients. We do that from the perspective of labor and employment but also the core regulatory work and


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Kevin Bernstein even sometimes acquisition work in that area. "We do a lot of public sector work and we expect that will continue," he added. " We represent a number of municipalities and school districts within the tri-state area including in Westchester County. We represent a number of exempt and nonprofit organizations." Bernstein said that the firm also does a lot of real estate development work, appearing before local planning boards and other municipal bodies on behalf of clients. He said that the firm expects to expand its wills and estates practice along with various areas of business law, including mergers and acquisitions. When asked whether he’d agree with the observation that we live in an increasingly litigious society, Bernstein said, “From the very basic level there’s a greater demand for lawyers. However, I also see that there’s more focus from the courts once a case is filed, to try to settle matters whether it’s through mediation, court conferences or the like. WCBJ

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$36 million to 21 Minority Deposit Institutions (MDIs) and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) banks that support minority-owned businesses. This is in addition to our approximately $100 million in deposits to MDIs and our existing $1.8 billion CDFI portfolio.

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White Plains daycare center in proposed $475,000 deal for negligence resulting in brain damage BY BILL HELZEL


he mother of a 7-year-old girl who suffered brain damage after choking on a peach at a White Plains daycare center has reached a $475,000 settlement with the center. Aprilyn Goyzueta of Dobbs Ferry petitioned Westchester Supreme Court on Sept. 27 to approve the deal with Children's Corner Learning Center. Her daughter, who is not named in the petition, was 4 when the accident happened on May 11, 2018. Two teachers, Regina Okaiteye and Sharon Catalano were serving lunches to 14 students, according to White Plains Police reports. Catalano saw the girl pointing to her throat and saw a piece of fruit in her mouth. She administered the Heimlich maneuver but was unable to dislodge the fruit, and she called 911. When police and medics arrived at the center at 120 Bloomingdale Road, the girl was lying on the floor, she had no pulse, she was not breathing and her face had turned purple, according to a police report. Police sergeant Madeline Cano administered CPR. Officer Michael Dawson took over and began ventilating her. He saw an object blocking her airway, and a firefighter used forceps to pull out a large piece of a peach from her lower airway. They resumed ventilating her and suctioned out vomit and food particles. The girl was rushed to White Plains Hospital and transferred to Westchester Medical Center for several days. A MRI confirmed that her brain had been damaged from lack of oxygen, according to the petition. She was moved to Blythedale Children's Hospital in Valhalla for 13

months of intensive rehabilitation. In May 2019, Dr. Alison May, a pediatric neurologist affiliated with NewYorkPresbyterian Hospital, concluded that the girl had made great strides and can be expected to recover more function over time, the petition states, but continues to be impaired. Goyzueta hired The Rothenberg Law Firm, a Manhattan personal injury specialist, to press a negligence claim.

The law firm negotiated a $475,000 settlement with Selective Insurance Co., the Children's Corner insurer. About one-third of the settlement, nearly $160,000, will go to the law firm for fees and expenses. Another $36,100 will go to Westchester County Department of Medical Services as full satisfaction for medical bills that totaled $428,277. That leaves $279,396 for the fami-

ly. A $50,000 check will be issued to Goyzueta for sole use of the benefit of her daughter. The balance, $229,396 will buy an annuity. Over a 12-year period, from ages 18 to 30, the annuity will pay out $396,152. Children's Corner is operated by Center Management Associates Inc., a Tarrytown company that has eight daycare centers in Westchester and Rockland counties.

of Housing to provide emergency services in Danbury, as well as housing units,” Pagan said. “The people we serve are unemployed or have lost their jobs or are underemployed, and many of our consumers suffer from substance abuse. And then we also get people with mental health or illness, and many have dual diagnosis of substance abuse and mental health.” Yet Pagan stressed that there is never truly a time when homelessness abates. “When the economy is bad, you get more people that are struggling with the economy and employment issues,” he

said. “And when the economy is better, you get more and more folks that have other challenges. But we've gotten better as a system, to the extent that we've been able to house as many people as we have.” Still, Pagan pointed out the situation is better now than in previous years, noting that Fairfield County “was one of the first to eliminate chronic homelessness with veterans” while Stamford is now close to eliminating chronic homelessness. Pagan also urged the local business community to become more cognizant of some of the root causes that result in peo-

ple becoming homeless: a pricey rental housing market that is often out of reach for lower-income workers, even with government housing subsidies. “One of the things I've realized in my discussions with companies throughout the years is that they have difficulty attracting people in lower-level jobs,” he said. “And if they do, they come from Bridgeport or other communities much farther away. It's not very sustainable in terms of keeping your workforce closer to the community so that they could have access to employment.”

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permanent housing.” He admitted that the timeline often stretches to 90 days, but the 60-day mark is still an aspiration. Today’s local homeless population affected a diverse number of situations, ranging from the loss of livelihoods that spiraled into a loss of residency to individuals going through physical and emotional health problems who are not able to find people a place to stay. The Covid19 pandemic and the economic mayhem created by the health crisis exacerbated the situation. “We recently purchased an 85-room hotel with the support of the Department


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River Valley Arts Center to offer community spaces at former church BY BRIDGET MCCUSKER


arly last year, the United Methodist Church of Wappingers merged with the Poughkeepsie United Methodist Church, leaving its church at 9 S. Mesier Ave. vacant. Now Rover Valley Arts Center, a community-focused arts center and event facility, will fill the space. Founder Michelle Martinetti, a Wappingers Falls native who now lives with her family in Poughkeepsie, was inspired by what she saw as an opportunity in a void — of both a vacant space in a historical building and a community that doesn’t have a resource like this yet. “There are many great art programs, music programs, entertainment venues, etc. locally — but the idea of having it all available under one roof was very exciting and the basis for the idea,” Martinetti said. Martinetti’s background is mainly in marketing and nonprofit fundraising and development, but her passion for the arts and starting this project also stems from her early love of playing musical instruments and, later on, teaching them along with behind-thescenes involvement in theater productions.


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She hopes that this space in the village of Wappingers will help to revitalize the area and bring more people into it, thus uplifting other nearby businesses as well and making the area more of a community hub once again, especially after the hardships inflicted on small businesses as a result of the pandemic. “The village of Wappingers has seen some serious tragedy over the past several years and it is on the cusp of this amazing revitalization,” Martinetti said. “The remaining businesses and the multitude of new ones coming in are really helping the village become everything it deserves to be. I'm hoping with the River Valley Arts Center we can play a role in this revitalization, bringing people to the village who will then frequent other local establishments to eat, drink and shop.” With sights set on a December opening, Martinetti is now working with contractors to finish renovations. Although the footprint of the building will not change, the church’s former school annex soon will be fully outfitted with 12 separate new spaces that offer community organizations and businesses the opportunity to hold classes or events in person — even if they don’t have their own permanent physical spaces. “We are upgrading and beautifying


the spaces — new bathrooms, floors, walls, ceilings, lighting, upgraded HVAC and ADA access,” Martinetti said. “We will have about 12 unique spaces in the former school annex of the property. They include 10 studio spaces of varying sizes, a community conference room, and a commissary kitchen.” The studio spaces range from 140 to 1,275 square feet, providing amenities from tables, chairs, whiteboards and coffee machines to pianos, music stands and mirrors and a barre for dance classes. They can be rented for long-term use of three months or more, on a month-to-month basis or for one-time use, on an hourly basis. The kitchen features both commercial and residential gas stoves and ovens, prep tables, a commercial reach-in refrigerator, a three-compartment sink and microwave. Kitchen use rates are based on an hourly price depending on the three-month membership level a member chooses, or can be rented on an hourly or daily basis for nonmembers. The arts center is aiming for individuals or groups centered around music, performing arts, visual arts, yoga, culinary arts, photography, writing, language arts, robotics and STEM to utilize its resources, although it is open to groups or individuals of any kind,

and could be a boon to many of those who otherwise could not afford space to host programming. “We have many people interested in utilizing the space as a long-term resident who wouldn't otherwise be able to host their programs because they cannot afford the overhead of owning their own space,” Martinetti said. So far, many local micro- and small businesses and programs are committed to utilizing River Valley Arts Center once it opens, including Barre with Kelly, Bodhi Yoga, DMulcahy Photography, Mindful Yoga with Liz, Mindfulness with Jess, Personal Plates and Robotics4U which are all listed as residents of the center on its website. Martinetti also said that the arts center is anticipating hosting some of its own in-house programs as well. Additionally, the church itself will soon become an events space affiliated with the River Valley Arts Center, called Sanctuary Hall. The 2,100-square foot hall will have the capacity to host 175 guests seated or 350 standing, for events spanning community, corporate and private interest, from theater productions to cocktail parties to fundraisers. Sanctuary Hall will open later in 2022, although a specific date has not yet been set.


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Natural disaster tax relief BY NORMAN G. GRILL

waiting to claim the loss on this year's return could result in a greater tax saving, depending on other income factors. If you choose to deduct losses on your 2020 tax return, you have one year from the due date of the tax return to file.


ecovery efforts after natural disasters can be costly. The good news is that there is relief for taxpayers — but only if you meet certain conditions. Let's take a look:

Tax relief for homeowners Personal casualty losses are deductible on your tax return as long as the property is located in a presidentially declared disaster area, and as long as: • The loss was caused by a sudden, unexplained or unusual event. Natural disasters such as flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes, and wildfires qualify. • The damages were not covered by insurance. You can only claim a deduction for casualty losses not covered or reimbursed by your insurance. The catch here is that if you submit a claim to your insurance company late in the year, your claim could still be pending come tax time. If that happens, you can file an extension on your taxes. Your tax professional can advise you on what losses you can deduct and help you file for an extension. • Your losses were sufficient to overcome any reductions required by the IRS. That agency requires several "reductions" to claim casualty losses on your tax forms. The first is that you must subtract $100 from the total loss amount for each casualty event. This is referred to as the $100 loss limit. Second, you must reduce the amount by 10% of your adjusted gross income (AGI) or adjusted gross income from the total casualty losses for the year. For example, if your AGI is $25,000 and your insurance company paid for all of the losses you incurred due to flooding except $3,100, you would first subtract $100 and then reduce that amount by $2500. The amount you could deduct as a loss would be $500. • Taxpayers claiming the disaster loss on a prior year's return should put the disaster designation in red ink at the top of the form. Doing so alerts the IRS to accelerate the refund processing, waive the usual fees, and expedite requests for copies of previously filed tax returns for affected taxpayers who need them to apply for benefits or to file amended returns claiming casualty losses. Claiming disaster-related casualty losses Affected taxpayers in a Presidential Disaster Area have the option of claiming disaster-related casualty losses on their federal income tax return for either this year or last year. Claiming the loss on an original (2021) or amended return for last year (2020) will get the taxpayer an earlier refund, but

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Christina Lampe-Onnerud, founder and CEO of Cadenza Innovation


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ast month, Wilton's Cadenza Innovation announced that its high-performing, low-cost lithium-ion batteries would be available through Turtle Energy Storage Services, a division of Turtle & Hughes, one of the country’s top electrical and industrial distributors. It marked a significant deal for Cadenza, which was founded in 2012 by Christina Lampe-Onnerud, the Swedishborn inorganic chemist and battery inventor and one of the world’s leading authorities on energy storage. In this edition of Suite Talk, Business Journal Senior Enterprise Editor Phil Hall speaks with Lampe-Onnerud on her company’s current activities and its role in the fast-expanding cleantech sector.

What role do batteries play in the growth of a green economy? Batteries are seemingly simple on the outside, but oh-so-complicated on the inside. I and my nerdy friends — the Ph.D. chemists, the engineers, the electronics dudes — have been working on this for

some time. What we have done is taken all of the experience we had from cellphones and laptops and cars into a Lego block of energy that has all the lessons learned on the inside — where you can use global supply chain and global innovation and, at the same time, anticipate what is coming in this pipeline to leverage a new architecture. And this particular architecture has both the structural elements and the enablement of the wonders that we really want, which is the electric chemistry that is both simple to use and safe at the same time. This technology has now been filed in the global patent portfolio all across the world: the U.S., Europe, China, India, Japan, Korea, Australia, Canada. We were recognized first by the U.S. government and the Obama administration for pioneering the cost aspects of this platform. And we did it through a very unorthodox approach, which was basically simplification and data-driven analytics into what became a new envelope. We then handed off the technology to the Department of Defense, which did some testing and tried to blow up this invention. It didn't blow up, so that was kind of fun.

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SUITE TALK I have been quite active only on the World Economic Forum with multiple governments, as well as in Connecticut and New York where we're trying now to deploy technology. With the announcement about Turtle, we are thrilled because now we get muscle behind this technology and we can get deployment and have an opportunity to roll out this technology on multiple levels of energy storage. What industries would benefit from the Cadenza-Turtle partnership? This is energy transition — now there is a real willpower and a real drive and policy initiative to not renew the fossil fuel infrastructure that exists but to go to the next technology parallel. That touches the utility environment and it touches large real estate and homeowners. On all of those levels, you have an opportunity to participate in this new energy paradigm and take advantage of this super-safe and reliable energy storage. As we're marching forward, we are thinking through how to create resilience, which we need when we get hit by these climate-change storms. I just got back from an in-person conference in Michigan where business developers, bankers and investors were in one place discussing electric cars and electricity infrastructure. For Cadenza with Turtle, it means we participate on that side of the electricity infrastructure. What percentage of your business is focused on electric vehicles? We are just rolling out manufacturing right now. We started with a challenge from the Department of Energy, which asked us to help think about cost-effective and safe cars. We have always known that the cars are an equal part of this whole paradigm of what we now call “new energy.” I gave a TED Talk in 2011 or so about this dream of the electricity net infrastructure, the car and the human interface and human decision-making. We're inching very closely and very rapidly into this reality now, where you can be a generator and a consumer, yet you can be very much in charge of your carbon footprint. You can be in charge of your costs and you have more choices, so there is more transparency on where the electricity comes from and how much it costs. For Cadenza, the most exciting opportunity right now is that our country is deciding to do something differently and if we stay with a policy to get these goals, the markets will figure out very quickly what technology goes to what sector. The transportation sector is so wide and it's becoming part of the integrated grid.

Earlier this year, CNBC reported the U.S. is facing a lithium-ion battery shortage at the same time that electric vehicle production has increased. Are you concerned that a shortage of lithium will create long delays in the deployment of electric vehicles? Lithium will never really be an issue, in my opinion. I am proud to serve on the board of Livent, which is a North American lithium producer, and lithium is readily available not only from out of the ground, but in multiple sources. For years, cleantech solutions always seemed like a great promise but always just a little bit out of reach before becoming a dominant solution. Do you feel that the country can finally embrace cleantech and move

away from the old-school technologies that have been contributing to climate change and putting pollutants in the environment? I think it's interesting that you say that because that's also my observation. But now, you have multiple technologies that are ready for launch and you have multiple solutions that have an opportunity to really have impact. Everybody knows what an electric car is. Your company is headquartered in Wilton, and you do your research and development in Danbury. Is this a business-friendly state for you? I would say the state has been really amazing. While Silicon Valley is an amazing ecosystem, the ecosystem between Boston and New York is populated with

hardware knowledge, hard sciences, chemistry, physics, engineering, electronics — all that good stuff. We live in the hardware world and we collaborate with our colleagues in software. There has been real interest from Connecticut Innovations, which is the venture arm of the state. Because it is a small state, you actually can meet people, which is quite nice. And there's a very active invitation on the table all the time when policy is shaped. I wish it went a little faster on policy — I'm an impatient entrepreneur and I appreciate that there are a lot of things that needs to be considered. But in our field of energy and climate change, I think we are running against the clock and I would like to see things move a lot faster.

PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO EMPLOYEES DURING COVID-19 RECOVERY You need to make sure that they’re healthy and you need to make sure that there’s a sense that you as an employer have their best interests at heart. However, you will find there are circumstances with the potential for employer liability. There are quite a few State, Federal and NYC employment laws you need to be very sensitive to in terms of whether you can compel somebody to come to work…” (Excerpted from the Westchester County Business Journal, Aug. 3.)



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From left: Raymond Giovanni, economic development commission chairman; Kenneth M. Kellogg, first selectman; and Richard P. Schultz, town planner. Photo by Phil Hall.

Monroe as just a 'bedroom community'? Town leaders would strongly disagree BY PHIL HALL


mong the Fairfield County localities, Monroe often gets overlooked in talk about the region’s active business hubs. Even Wikipedia is dismissive, referring to the town as being “largely considered a bedroom community of New York City, New Haven and Bridgeport.” This year, however, Monroe has seen a stream of new businesses coming to this so-called “bedroom community.” The Pennsylvania-based furniture and toy manufacturer Milton & Goose announced in May that it was relocating production to Monroe, while during the summer a trio of shoreline-headquartered companies — Southport’s Galbo Provisions, along with Bridgeport’s Zwally Haulig and R. Stone Co. — announced they were heading up Route 8 for new headquarters in Monroe. Those moves followed the pandemic-fueled 2020 that saw 50 new businesses open locally. While Greenwich and Stamford may be competing for office tenants, Monroe First Selectman Kenneth M. Kellogg explained his locality is aiming at a different type of corporate resident. “The one thing that we have that a lot of towns are lacking is we have available industrial-zoned space — and quite a bit of larger tracts,” he said. “We have an incred-


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ible amount of opportunity here and we're doing a huge improvement with federal and state grants to Pepper Street, which is the road that goes right into the industrial zone. It’s in the middle of construction now, but when it's done it's going to be a brand-new artery to the zone.” Richard D. Schultz, Monroe’s town planner, also noted the town differs from other Fairfield County municipalities on a key issue. “What sets Monroe apart is that Monroe allows warehouse space as a principle,” he said. “There was existing inventory that allowed companies moving in, like that furniture company. And now we're starting to get new construction, so that’s added flexibility. Really, that was a good marketing plan for this community.” Since taking office in 2017, the Republican Kellogg — who is seeking re-election for a third term this November — credited Monroe’s Planning and Zoning Commission for ensuring commercial growth occurs in a manageable progression, praising its members for applying “thoughtful consideration of where we should have commercial zones, business zones and industrial zones while taking into account our main arteries.” Through that approach, he added, commercial development doesn’t encroach on residential areas and local land and WCBJ

resources are not overdeveloped. “But on the flip side,” Kellogg said, “the other side of responsible growth is to continue to broaden our commercial tax base and grow our grand list. We want to see that growth on the commercial side, because that will ease the tax burden on our residents.” Schultz pointed to the Main Street Design District and Special Development District that were adopted in August to promote flexibility in development. “This is a new zoning tool that we're using,” Schultz said, adding the “commission is open to new ideas reflecting the market needs. We have a great bunch of volunteers that are running the land use of commissions and boards, and they know the direction that we need to go.” Part of the growth that Kellogg is eager to attract involves the relocation of corporate headquarters to Monroe. But according to Raymond Giovanni, chairman of the town’s Economic Development Commission, Monroe is working with one disadvantage. "We're conscious of the diversity of what we're trying to find, with different locations for different purposes that would be conducive to having septic,” he said. “One of our drawbacks is we're not on sewers, so we have to be cognizant of that.” Among the growth industries that

Kellogg is eager to attract are the medical servicing sector — he noted a second urgent care facility recently opened in town — as well as restaurants, which have been among the businesses that many residents are eager to see in the near future. “The restaurants do very well here and they're well-loved,” he said, noting several have recently expanded their physical spaces after regulatory changes in April that allowed for outdoor dining. “But people like variety and I think a mix of more family style would do well.” The town government has also been busy trying to create a more business-friendly environment for attracting new businesses. In July, the town beta-tested an online permitting function that exceeded expectations, resulting in it going fully live in September. Last December, the town responded to changing demands in the commercial and housing markets by initiating mixed-use zoning for the first time in Monroe’s history — something Kellogg noted had been planned for a decade. He acknowledged that housing is a work in progress for Monroe, admitting there was “a need for a little bit more diversity in our housing stock — and we're trying to do that in a responsible way so we don't add to the burden to taxpayers in terms of services.”



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Banking community increasingly turning to ESG and crypto;Greenspan speaks at GEF BY KEVIN ZIMMERMAN


ryptocurrency and blockchain, along with building a greener world and improving health care, were some of the major topics discussed during this year’s Greenwich Economic Forum. But the GEF ended with a conversation with former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, now a senior advisor at RockCreek Global Investment Management, who was interviewed via Zoom by that firm’s founder and CEO Anshula Kant. She noted that the 95-year-old savant regularly comes into the firm’s D.C. office and “is not a hybrid worker.” Greenspan mentioned that the workfrom-home model during the height of the pandemic succeeded well beyond

many widely held assumptions. He added, however, that another assumption — that “we would all get vaccinated, reopen and everyone would be back in the office” — has also been disproved. In many cases, “Workers are in no rush to return to the office,” he said. “Work-from-home will simply be a part of the new normal.” Protracting that trend will continue to benefit the tech sector, he added, while also persist in posing challenges for the commercial real estate sector. Greenspan expressed concern over the inequality in how Covid vaccines have been distributed, with those in developed countries inarguably receiving more doses than those in underdeveloped nations. While the U.S. and U.K. had fully vaccinated rates of about 54% and 65% respectively on Sept. 23, less than 4% of Africa’s population had

reached the same milestone. Such a disparity will have “serious economic consequences,” he warned, helping to cost the world economy $2.3 trillion during the 2022 to 2025 period — roughly the equivalent of France’s annual GDP. Asia would be the most affected, losing a total of $1.7 trillion during those years, “but Africa will stomach the highest losses” on a per-capita and health basis. Greenspan — who held the Fed Reserve chair for 19 years under four U.S. presidents (three Republicans and one Democrat) — was asked if such longevity was a plus to the overall economic picture, given that President Joe Biden is reportedly considering asking current chairman, Jerome Powell — who was appointed by Donald Trump in 2018 — to remain. “The most important attribute of the FCBJ

fed chairman and the federal reserve … is political independence,” he replied. “Any change should be without political pressure,” Greenspan said, also decrying “continuity for continuity’s sake.” Continuity is hardly the byword for the cryptocurrency and blockchain sectors, as opinions continue to differ as to where such markets are heading — especially among regulators. Prior to the GEF, SEC Chairman Gary Gensler told the Senate Banking Committee that the commission is working on stricter regulations on digital assets and coins such as stablecoins, the digital currency whose performance is attached to such underlying assets as a national currency or gold. Gensler estimated that there are approximately 6,000 such digital assets. “Currently, we just don’t have 16



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enough investor protection in crypto finance, issuance, trading, or lending,” Gensler said in prepared remarks. “Frankly, at this time, it’s more like the Wild West or the old world of ‘buyer beware’ that existed before the securities laws were enacted.” During one GEF panel, Michelle Seitz, chairman and CEO, Russell Investments, opined that although it’s been “easy to dismiss” digital assets, “The real investors are coming.” Fellow panelist Anastasia Amoroso, chief investment strategist at iCapital, went further by predicting this will be “a breakout year for crypto, not just in performance but in adoption.” Amoroso said both small and large businesses are increasingly adding crypto as a form of payment, and predicted that it ultimately will disrupt the consumer payment market. estimated in June that the transaction value for the global digital payments market was $5.4 trillion last year, and predicted it will grow to nearly $11.3 trillion by 2026. During a separate session, Grayscale Investments CEO Michael Sonnenshein said that, despite there being insufficient regulatory clarity around digital investments, the market “has really arrived and it is really here to stay.” Sonnenshein said that ultimately an act of Congress will be necessary to codify digital asset regulations, “and that’s not an overnight development.” Meanwhile, environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) investing has quickly grown from the “nice thing to do” to “must-do” for an increasing number of companies. With climate change becoming more evident to more people, companies can no longer afford to ignore such concerns, said Hunter Point Capital Executive Chairman Bennett Goodman.

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He noted, however, that while public companies have already been making progress on green efforts, “private markets have been slower to adopt various ESG initiatives.” Add national governments to the list of those getting greener. John Glen, economic secretary to the treasury in the U.K., was on hand to tout the outof-the-box success of that government’s first round of green bonds: £10 billion ($13.7 billion) was raised during its first morning of sales on Sept. 21, with orders placed for another £90 billion ($123 billion) — a record for a U.K. government bond sale. “We are significantly oversubscribed,” Glen said. “We’re sending a signal to the market that we think will stimulate” further interest in green bonds, he added. “The appetite is out there to find these kinds of instruments.” The bonds are set to mature in June 2032 and July 2033. Another round of £5 billion ($6.8 billion) is expected later this year. In addition, Annie Lamont — the governor’s wife, and co-founder and managing Partner at Oak HC/FT Partners in Greenwich — was on hand for a panel discussion on the evolution of health care systems. “Technology is not the issue,” she said. “It’s about interchange and payment reform.” Covid-19 has been “an accelerant in terms of collaboration and innovation,” Lamont said, with the move toward home care and telehealth continuing to gain momentum. “80% of health care can actually be delivered at the home,” she said. Giving personal care physicians more control over, and thus engagement in, an individual’s health regime will result in a move from the current “hospital-centric to a more care-centric system,” she added.


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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Stratford plans to conduct a series of small prescribed burns between Monday, Oct 4 and Friday, Oct 8 in the Great Meadows Unit of Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge. The burn is part of a larger effort to improve habitat for wildlife, increase resilience of the marsh to rising sea levels and coastal storms and reduce mosquito-nuisance problems. Prescribed burns occur under a tight set of conditions to minimize impacts to wildlife and the public. The dates of the burns will depend on weather conditions, tides and proper fine fuel moisture. Using multiple small burns will reduce smoke and increase safety. Smoke may still be visible from the west side of the Great Meadows Marsh Unit. The Service is working with local municipalities to provide updated prescribed burn information and will remain in contact with municipal offices and local organizations throughout the burn period. The Great Meadows Unit will be closed to the public during prescribed burn operations, which will be accomplished by a team of trained wildland firefighters from the service’s Northeast Regional Fire Program in close coordination with the Stratford Fire Department and nearby Sikorsky Airport. The Great Meadows Unit is one of the largest salt marshes remaining in the state. However, manmade changes to the marsh decades ago led to prolonged flooding and invasion by dense common reed and other non-native plants. The prescribed burn will reduce the amount of vegetation so refuge staff can implement restoration this fall. Restoration partners include the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Service, as well as Audubon Connecticut through a public-private partnership working collaboratively on the project.


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CHAMBER PRESENTS FORTY UNDER 40 CELEBRATION The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce presented its Forty Under 40 Mover & Shaker Awards on Thursday, Sept. 23 to a celebratory crowd of more than 350 people at the Changepoint Theater in Poughkeepsie. Forty businesspeople under the age of 40 with a strong commitment to the Hudson Valley, who make a difference in their communities and go above and beyond in their professions were honored with the Mover & Shaker Awards. The selection committee reviewed nominations from the community and scored each nomination independently of each other and the chamber. “These individuals are really the best of the best and they represent the future of the business community within the Hudson Valley region,” said Frank Castella Jr., president and CEO of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, which was founded in 1907. The Forty under 40 are: • Andrew Alongi, Marist College • Brian Arnoff, Kitchen Sink and Meyer’s Olde Dutch restaurants • Micah Bennett, Hudson Valley Concierge Service • Joseph Blondin, DMD, MSc, Blondin Endodontics • Susana Briscoe-Alba, Mount Saint Mary College

• Michael Campbell, Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union • Brittany Cataldo, M&T Bank • Michelle Cherubini, The Wheel House • Jonathan Cilley, Hudson Valley Credit Union • Darrigan DeMattos, Garnet Health Foundation • Caroline Falk, Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union/Laerdal Medical • Marisa Finkelberg, Putnam County Legal Aid Society, Inc. • Kelly M. Formoso, American Red Cross • Amanda Friedemann, United Healthcare Community Plan • Marie Hughes, FIT4MOM Dutchess County • Joseph Judge, New Paltz Police Department • Jeffrey Kakish, M.D., MBA, Merritt Hawkins an AMN Healthcare Company • Joshua F. Kaplan, The Randolph School • Debbi Keefe, Mobile Life Support Services • Devin Knox, S&O Construction Services Inc. • George Kontogiannis, GKontos Inc. • Sabrina Laurino, Millbrook Middle

School and Dance Works Too! • Anne Marie (Annie) Leamy, iHeartMedia • Marisa M. Moore, Ph.D., Marist College • John Morzen, The Hudson Valley (online community) • Christine Pellegrino, Pellegrino Healing Center • Malinda Pollack, Rhinebeck Bank • Jen Radicone, Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County • Stefania Riccitelli, LCS Facility Group • Amanda Richline, Unshattered • Andrew Salemo, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. • Margot Schinella, Vassar College • Justin Semke, Ameriprise Financial Services • Mamta Shah, M.D., CareMount Medical • Kelly Sherman, Marshall & Sterling Insurance • Mary Kiernan Smith, British Swim School Hudson Valley • Christopher Tamulonis, Northwell Health • Tara Tornello, Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy • Caitlin Wagner, Hyde Park Central School District • Adam Watson, Sloop Brewing Co.

ACTORS HOST AMERICARES BENEFIT Adria Arjona and Tony Goldwyn co-hosted the 2021 Americares Airlift Benefit on Saturday, Oct. 2. The virtual benefit celebrated the organization’s life-changing health programs for people affected by poverty or disaster and the health workers and partners who make the programs possible. Americares supports more than 4,000 health centers worldwide with transformative health projects and donations of medicine, improving the health of millions of people in need every year. The benefit streamed live from Americares 55,000-square-foot Global Distribution Center in Stamford and took supporters on a unique virtual journey to see its work in Colombia, Ghana, Honduras, the Philippines and the United States, as well as meet families overcoming the challenges of disaster, climate change, poverty and inequity. Longtime Americares supporter Jennifer Aniston, who recently donated proceeds from the first-ever “Friends” merchandise collection to the Americares Airlift Benefit, served as honorary co-chair. FCBJ


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“This inspirational evening not only brought our supporters closer to Americares mission of saving lives and improving health for people affected by poverty or disaster, it also helped raise critical funds to support our life-saving health programs,” said Americares President and CEO Christine Squires. Goldwyn is a long-time Americares supporter who joined the board of directors in 2018. He has volunteered with Americares after disasters, traveled to see its health programs in Guatemala and Puerto Rico and participated in numerous

fundraisers over the years. “I have seen firsthand the impact Americares is making,” said Goldwyn. “The virtual benefit was an opportunity to go behind the scenes and meet dedicated relief workers and the families they are helping all over the world.” Arjona was impressed by the organization’s transformative health projects, disaster response work and support for under-resourced hospitals and health clinics around the world, and was compelled to help galvanize support for the health-focused relief and development organization.

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LAW FIRM ADDS NEW LITIGATION ATTORNEY The law firm of McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt LLP (MGS) in White Plains has added Michael A. Zamat as counsel to the firm. He joins MGS from his own private practice, Peterson Zamat LLC of Fairfield, Connecticut, where he was lead litigation attorney representing a diverse range of clients from large companies to individuals on such matters as securities, partnership disputes and employment. “We welcome Michael to McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt where his skills as an experienced commercial litigator will complement and add strengths to an already seasoned team of attorneys,’’ said Seth M. Mandelbaum, the firm’s managing partner. Prior to starting his own firm, Zamat served as of counsel for Ivey, Barnum & O’Mara in Greenwich and Pastore & Dailey LLC of Stamford. He assisted in the formation of Pastore & Dailey with a team of attorneys from his previous two firms Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP of New York and Fox Rothschild LLP of Stamford. Zamat is admitted to both the New York and Connecticut Bar, Connecticut District Court, the U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He received his law degree from St. John’s University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont.



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Hoffmann Architects, an architecture and engineering firm specializing in the rehabilitation of building exteriors, recently announced that Travis Heim has joined the New York office as senior staff architect providing comprehensive exterior envelope design services for projects in the greater New York City area, as well as Pennsylvania, New Jersey and upstate New York. Experienced in working with a variety of building enclosure materials, from glass, aluminum and steel to copper, stone and terra cotta, Heim comes to Hoffmann Architects from a consulting architecture and engineering firm in New York, where he specialized in high-performance facade systems. Heim took an unconventional path to the architecture profession, beginning his career as an aviation structural mechanic in the United States Navy. After leaving the service, he earned an Associate of Arts degree from Skagit Valley College in Oak Harbor, Washington, followed by a Bachelor of Science degree in architectural studies from Washington State University. He then went on to complete the Master of Architecture degree program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP). Founded in 1977, Hoffmann Architects specializes in the rehabilitation of the building envelope. It has offices in New York City, Arlington, Virginia, and Hamden, Connecticut. Information for these features has been submitted by the subjects or their delegates.

From left: Anthony L. Johnson, CEO and executive director, Greenwich Communities; Bob Roth, deputy fire marshall, town of Greenwich Fire Department; and Sam Romeo, chairman, Greenwich Communities.

Deputy Fire Marshall Bob Roth of the Greenwich Fire Department recently helped facilitate the handing out of fire extinguishers and demonstrated the proper use of them to residents in Adams Garden in Greenwich. More than half of the residents attended to collect the free fire extinguishers. Roth advised all occupants of the household to call 911 and recommended that for those living in Adams Garden, because of its proximity to the Green-

wich/Stamford border, the 911 call may be bounced to the Stamford tower, so it is important to communicate that the caller is in Greenwich. “Don’t be the hero. Call 911. Get yourself out and get your family out. The house can be replaced, but you cannot be,” said Roth. When it comes to proper use of a fire extinguisher, Roth described the method using the acronym P.A.S.S. “P stands for pull the pin, A stands for aim the hose, the first S stands for squeeze the lever

and the second one is for sweep,” he explained. “P.A.S.S. pull the pin, aim the extinguisher, squeeze the lever and sweep into the fire. Don’t just shoot it straight into the fire. Any time you have any questions or smell something or have a question always feel free to call. We are here night and day 24/7. Don’t think you are bothering us. This is what we are here for. This is our job to come out and help regardless of the time of day,” said Roth.

GOLFING FOR A CAUSE Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County (CLC) held its fifth annual Golf Outing on Sept. 13 with more than 100 golfers and supporters at Tamarack Country Club in Greenwich. One of CLC’s signature events, the golf outing, chaired by David Kooris and hosted by Tim Oberweger, raised more than $100,000. Sponsors included Reckson, Mavis Discount Tire, Emcor, Rich Sarnoff of KKR, Moffly Media, Greenwich magazine, Remedy+. Cadillac of Greenwich sponsored the hole-in-one contest. All proceeds from the golf outing go to support CLC’s students and programs. “Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County plays a critical role in helping and educating children and their families in our community. We are appreciative of our sponsors and golfers who participated in our annual golf outing…,” said CLC CEO Marc E. Jaffe. Children’s Learning Centers has been a leader in developing and implementing high-quality and affordable early childhood education and care programs since

The Westchester County Police Special Response Team (SRT) recently took home several top honors following the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Physical Fitness Qualification Test. After putting 370 tactical teams from across the nation through its paces, the NTOA reported that Westchester County Police Officer Jason Payne had achieved the highest individual score in the nation in 2021. As a unit, SRT had the third-highest score of any tactical team on the association’s rigorous fitness test. Commissioner Thomas A. Gleason said, “We call upon SRT to handle some of the most high-risk incidents that occur in Westchester…. It is work that requires a wide range of tactical skills and abilities. The great results on the fitness test verifies that SRT members are prepared for the physical challenges that come with serving on an elite tactical team.” Payne joined the County Police in July 2016 after several years of prior law enforcement experience. He is currently assigned to the Westchester County Police Academy, where he is an instructor in defensive tactics, physical fitness and other topics. He also was recently selected to begin training to become a member of the Hazardous Devices Unit, known more informally as the Bomb Squad. In addition to Payne, the members of the Special Response Team who participated in the fitness qualification test are: Captain James Luciano, Lt. Paul Cusano, Lt. Vincent Antonecchia, Sgt. Michael DeMaio, Sgt. Jeffrey Slotoroff, Sgt. David Minet, Sgt. Michael Ritell, Det. Anthony DelPriore, Det. Marc Moskalik, PO (police officer) Paul Cianelli (now retired from WCPD), Det. Jonathan Gould, Det. Scott McMahon, PO Toby Ricozzi, PO Fabian Yearwood, PO Evan Murtaugh, PO Brian Tierney, PO Michael Huffman, PO Paul DeSousa, PO Daniel Dumser and PO David Byrnes.

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Tim Oberweger (CLC Golf Outing host and vice-president Stewart Title) competing in the Putting Contest. Photo by Bob Capazzo.

1902. All of the nonprofit agency’s eight locations are accredited by the National As-

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CENTER STAGE THEATRE’S NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR An inclusive and intergenerational community-based theatre providing quality and affordable performances, educational programming and volunteer opportunities, Center State Theatre in Shelton, which was launched in 2005, recently appointed Shelton resident Carla Supersano Sullivan as its managing director. She will oversee and manage the organization, including strategic planning, fundraising, operations, fiscal management, marketing and more and will report to the Board of Directors. “…As the hiring committee navigated the interview process with our pool of applicants, it was clear that Carla’s strong history with Shelton, Fairfield and New Haven counties and Center Stage Theatre,

coupled with her years of experience working in theatre and nonprofits, gave her the perfect, well-rounded experience we were looking for to steer Center Stage into 2022 and beyond…,” said John Corraro, chairman of the board. Most recently, in 2018, Sullivan served as vice president of external relations for the historic Shubert Theatre in New Haven. Before that she was with Fairfield University, Valley Community Foundation in Derby, Connecticut, Pink Aid, Barnum Financial Group, Graustein Memorial Fund and Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. She is a graduate of Fairfield University and holds a master’s degree from the University of Bridgeport.


Jacobowitz and GubitsLLP recently announced that Cynthia J. Hand has joined the firm’s business and estate planning team as an associate attorney. Hand earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2002, from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and her Juris Doctorate in 2006 from Quinnipiac University School of Law in Hamden, Connecticut, where she was a member of the Tax Law Society and concentrated on federal taxation. She completed a study-abroad program while in law school in Florence, Italy, with PennState Dickinson School of Law. Previously Hand worked at KPMG LLP in New York. She is currently serving as treasurer of the Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan counties. Founded in 1968, Jacobowitz and Gubits LLP provides legal representation to

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businesses, individuals and municipalities throughout the Hudson Valley and the state of New York. It has grown into a practice with more than 20 attorneys and a full staff of paralegals and legal assistants to service a growing and dynamic client base.

Fairfield County Artists and Norwalk Community Health Center (NCHC) are hosting a Positivity Celebration. The public is invited to a free art reception showcasing local artists’ works in a variety of media Thursday, Oct. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the health center’s flagship site, 120 Connecticut Ave. in Norwalk. Art purchases will support local artists and the Center’s farmers market and wellness programs. The positivity theme reflects the power of the arts to heal and inspire, which complements the health center’s focus on patient, family and community wellbeing. The Fairfield County Art Association focuses on inspiring visual art excellence on a personal and a professional level. It arranges art shows and receptions, inspiring art lectures, demonstrations and artist socials. Norwalk Community Health Center, an independent nonprofit health care provider, was founded in 1999 as a safety net for greater Norwalk residents who were uninsured, underinsured or otherwise unable to find health care within reach. Over the last 21 years it has also evolved into a continuity of care organization and provider of choice for pediatric, women’s, adult, behavioral, adult and pediatric dental health and wellness services. Visit the NCHC website at norwalkchc. org for more event information, email info@ or fairfieldcountyartists@ or phone 203-851-1018.

Some of the artwork on exhibit.


CLEARVIEW’S NINTH FUND IV PLATFORM INVESTMENT Clearview Capital Fund IV LP and its affiliates Fund IV recently announced an investment in Next Net Media LLC and affiliates in partnership with management. The transaction closed Sept. 3. Headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, Next Net Media is a freelancer-powered services company that owns three customer-facing brands providing digital marketing solutions, content creation and other support functions to small and mid-size businesses. The Hoth is the company’s largest brand and provides digital marketing solutions with a focus on search engine optimization, pay-per-click and other complementary services. Core products include content creation, content distribution and fully managed digital marketing plans. iWriter and FreeUp are marketplaces facilitating direct engagements between


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freelancers and small businesses for content creation, article writing and a wide variety of other support functions. The company will continue to be led by co-founders, Marc Hardgrove and David Martin, who retain a significant equity stake in the recapitalized business. Several other key members of the management team also made investments. Geoff Faux, principal of Clearview Capital, said, “Next Net Media is well positioned to capitalize on a massive market and strong underlying demand tailwinds for digital marketing services to small and mid-size businesses. We believe that their technology-enabled, highly scalable delivery model is differentiated from smaller competitors and will allow the business to capture an outsized share of the growing market.” FCBJ


From left: Amanda Ewanciw, OMH regional AOT coordinator; Tammy Scherer OMH licensing director; Bernadette Kingham-Bez; and Victoria DeSimone Holt, director, OMH Hudson River field office.

Bernadette Kingham-Bez, senior vice president for behavioral health services at Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers and executive director of St. Vincent’s Hospital Westchester, was named a recipient of the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) Commissioner’s Community Care Awards for 2021. The award recognizes the extraordinary achievements of individuals and organizations who have furthered the OMH mission and made a positive contribution to the mental health

system in their communities. OMH Commissioner Dr. Ann Sullivan said, “Bernadette Kingham-Bez has been an exceptional partner and a great leader at Saint Joseph’s Medical Center and its Harrison campus, St. Vincent’s Hospital. She works closely with other partners in the community and has demonstrated extraordinary commitment throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, during which she worked to ensure that every client received the services needed.”

Kingham-Bez, a resident of Larchmont, currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and had a leadership role in the founding of Hudson Valley Care Coalition, a regional health home for which she is a board member. She also serves as secretary of the Board of Montefiore’s Hudson Valley IPA. Saint Joseph’s Behavioral Health Services has 192 inpatient psychiatry beds in its Yonkers and Harrison campuses.


Based in Mount Kisco, Work&Partners LLC recently announced the addition of Heather Jordan as chief product officer for Toppan Merrill in New York City, a best-in-class partner for complex, secure communications, which delivers technology-driven solutions to more efficiently and accurately communicate mission-critical content. Built on what today’s business demands and tomorrow’s business requires, Toppan Merrill provides a responsive partnership, rooted in deep-market expertise. Jordan was formerly with Nielsen where she held multiple executive roles throughout her tenure. Earlier in her career she was at Spartan Communications. Work&Partners is a retained executive search firm that recruits senior-level executives for the nation’s top management consulting organizations, technology firms and corporations. The firm was founded by Alan Work in 2002 and boasts a team of professional recruiters, researchers and support staff and an extensive network of contacts.


Brooke D. Youngwirth has joined Mackey Butts & Wise LLP, as a partner and will be based in the firm’s Poughkeepsie locationrepresenting employees, as well as private and public-sector employers before state and federal agencies. Frequently providing counsel ser-vices on a range of employment-related topics, Youngwirth has held client training sessions and continu-ing legal education seminars on var-ious topics. She also handles a vari-ety of other types of commercial and civil disputes, including franchise, foreclosure and business litiga-tion. She is a graduate of the Uni-versity of Miami where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree and graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York Buffalo Law School, where she earned her Juris Doctorate degree. Youngwirth has been the recipient of a number of awards and nominations throughout the years. In August 2021 and August 2020, she was named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star.”

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Michael J. Quinn, president and CEO of Rhinebeck Bank.

Nicolas DiBrizzi, left, and Nick Citera, principals/partners of Cosimo’s Restaurant Group.

Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh will honor three pillars of the local business community at its 12th annual Gala Reception, Friday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. in the Kaplan Family Mathematics, Science and Technology Center on campus, 330 Powell Ave. Michael J. Quinn, president and CEO of Rhinebeck Bank, and Nick Citera and Nicolas DiBrizzi of Cosimo’s Restaurant Group, will be the recipients of the Joseph A. Bonura Award for Leadership Excellence, which recognizes individuals or organizations whose professional accomplishments, service to the community and leadership reflect the same commitment as that of local restaurateur Joseph A. Bonura. All donations and net proceeds will support the newly established Annual Gala Endowed Scholarship Fund to be awarded to academically strong students with financial need. Quinn is president and CEO of Rhinebeck Bank. He was appointed as

CEO in 2004 and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2001, when he was president and chief operating officer. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame. As the principals/partners of Cosimo’s Restaurant Group, Citera and DiBrizzi have been residents of the Hudson Valley since the 1970s. Citera earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marist College and DiBrizzi earned his degree from Pace University. Both earned their degrees while working in their family business. Cosimo’s Restaurant Group has created some of the most iconic restaurants in the Hudson Valley, beginning with the original brick oven concept at Cosimo’s on Union. Citera and DiBrizzi were instrumental in the revitalization of the Newburgh waterfront as well as the restoration of the historic West Shore Station, which is now the home of The Pizza Shop and Hudson Taco.

After years of involvement in construction and the creation of various commercial projects, Citera and DiBrizzi formed Cosimo’s Development Group (CDG), which is mainly focused on commercial real estate. Some properties include Shops at Union Square, Village Shoppes, Hyde Park Town Center, North Point Commons and Greenbaum Square. Extending their commitment to future generations, they created the Cosimo DiBrizzi Scholarship Fund, in association with the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. The scholarship is awarded to a local high school student who plans to attend the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park and shows a passion for the hospitality industry. For more information regarding gala sponsorship, tickets and message opportunities, email or call 845-569-3609 or visit

PROGRAM FOR EARLY INTERVENTION PEDIATRIC THERAPIES Janet King, executive director, and Lisa Hass of Youth Community Fund/ Community Investments for The Community Fund of Darien met recently with Katie Banzhaf, executive director, STAR Inc., Lighting the Way, to award the agency a $20,000 grant for its newly expanded early childhood services program for young children with developmental delays and those on the autism spectrum. STAR’s early childhood services program provides a multilingual program for children experiencing or at risk of developmental delays. The enhanced program, supported in part by The Community Fund of Darien, provides services from birth through age eight. With its professional team of

Would you believe that Dog Haus is preparing to introduce “The Absolute Würst” to the Mohegan Lake community? Franchisees Andy Hamerling and Dave Orth are introducing Dog Haus Biergarten to the center of Mohegan Lake, New York. The award-winning concept, known for its gourmet hot dogs, handcrafted sausages, Black Angus beef burgers, one-of-a-kind fried chicken creations, local craft beers on tap and mixologist-driven cocktails, will open in Cortlandt Town Center at 3171 E. Main St. With a dog-friendly patio, ample bar seating, multiple HD televisions and bar games, Dog Haus Biergarten Mohegan Lake will be the perfect setting for Dog Haus to serve its acclaimed menu offerings within the contemporary aesthetic of a modern industrial space. The custom-designed 2,800-square-foot restaurant will feature a full bar with 24 beers on tap, emphasizing local craft favorites and will serve the brand’s signature Haus Cocktails – handcrafted by Phil Wills, as seen on “Bar Rescue.” But before the acclaimed concept can begin serving its signature menu this November, Dog Haus is seeking approximately 50 experienced and enthusiastic individuals to join its team. Positions include cooks, bartenders and front-of-house service team members. Candidates should apply by emailing or calling 845-915-4287. Founded by longtime friends Hagop Giragossian, Quasim Riaz and André Vener, the first Dog Haus opened in Pasadena, California, in 2010. 2020, marked Dog Haus’ 10th anniversary and the brand has since expanded into concert venues and virtual kitchens and is poised for aggressive expansion across the country. Dog Haus has helped raise enough funds to provide more than one million meals to kids in need through its national charity partner, No Kid Hungry. For up to date location and brand information, visit or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram@DogHausDogs.

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From left: Lisa Hass, Youth Community Fund/ Community Investments director; Janet King, executive director, The Community Fund of Darien; and Katie Banzhaf, executive director, STAR Inc. Lighting the Way.

licensed therapists, STAR offers developmental evaluations, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, special education and plans on adding small-group services based on children’s needs.

Banzhaf said, “STAR’s Early Childhood Services program is at the forefront of high-quality, early-intervention services that meet individual needs of children and families in our community….” FCBJ


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Good Things HEAD OF SOCIAL IMPACT TO BRIDGE COMMUNITY, IMPACT AND PHILANTHROPY The Village, a new indoor/outdoor premium waterfront campus designed to serve the needs of entrepreneurs and creators, recently announced the appointment of Duncan Edwards as head of social impact. The Village Founder Brent Montgomery and his wife, Village Developer Courtney Montgomery, are committed to bridging the connection between community, impact and philanthropy in which Edwards will spearhead programming and partnerships and forge meaningful collaborations with education. In addition, he will oversee the launch of a social impact division for Wheelhouse, Montgomery’s multivertical media, marketing and investment business platform headquartered at The Village. This new arm will also support Wheelhouse 360 – which directly invests in and incubates high-growth technology and consumer-facing businesses – in helping these brands build CSR (corporate social responsibility) initiatives and advance positive change. Long a leader in education in Fairfield County, previously Edwards served as executive director of Waterside School. He

began his career at Brunswick School in 1977 and served as Brunswick’s sixth head of school from 1987-2001. Brent Montgomery said, “In working closely with Duncan to establish our partnership with Waterside, it became clear that if we wanted to build a 1 of 1 place in The Village and company in Wheelhouse we needed someone who they broke the mold after and in Duncan we found just that. He raised his network, how many people can say that.” Located in Stamford’s south end, The Village is a new premium waterfront campus with 133,000 square feet, nearly 1,000 feet of walkable marina and modern office space and unique private-event venues with world-class food and beverage offerings. The large-scale, work/ play environment also encompasses Connecticut’s first LEED v4 commercial building, making it an energy-efficient commercial building. Anchoring The Village is media magnate and entrepreneur Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse brand, launched in 2018 in partnership with Jimmy Kimmel.

HV SERVICE PROVIDERS HONOR OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONALS National Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Recognition Week Sept. 12 to 18 and Hudson Valley Service Providers (HVSP) selected 15 DSPs who stood out as exceptional in their work supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the Hudson Valley. These exceptional honorees have gone above and beyond the expectations of their jobs to brighten the lives of others and keep services ongoing. During this recognition week, one outstanding DSP from each member agency was honored with a $500 award. Hudson Valley Service Providers is a network of nonprofit organizations that provides services and support in Westchester, Rockland, Sullivan, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster, Columbia and Greene counties. In total the group of organizations provides services and support to more than 4,500 children and


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adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The organizations and their honorees are: • Abilities First, Amanda Adney • CP Westchester, Trevor Burke • Community Based Services, Milton Murdock • Crystal Run Village Inc., Fitz Janvier • Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, Giovanni Iusto • In Flight, Jiburi Porter • Inspire, Stacy Schechter • Jawonio, Loretta Walsh- Altman • Maranatha, Jason Reid • New Hope, Shoshana Conlon • New Horizons, Frederick Agbemey • Opengate, Stephanie Barnes • Richmond, Terri Lawton • Wrap Around Services of the Hudson Valley, Lorraine Spreitzer • Taconic Innovations, Mosa Zhan

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Neighbors making a difference.

Approximately 80 KeyBank employees completed projects with nonprofits across the Hudson Valley for the 30TH annual Neighbors Make The Difference Day. Teams cleaned several trails for the Westchester Parks Foundation and did a special art project with children from El Centro Hispano through ArtsWestchester. The full list of community projects for nonprofit organizations in the Hudson Valley is: • Love Holds Life, Hopewell Junction • New Horizons Resources, Poughkeepsie • Red Hook Responds, Red Hook

• United Way Dutchess-Orange Region, Poughkeepsie • Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, Hudson • Humane Society of Walden, Walden • Middletown Humane Society, Middletown • Warwick Historical Society, Warwick • VISIONS Services for the Blind, Spring Valley • Kerhonkson Fire Company, Kerhonkson • Marlboro Free Library, Marlboro • Mohonk Preserve Inc., Gardiner • Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy, Saugerties

• ArtsWestchester, White Plains • Friends of Karen, North Salem • Westchester Parks Foundation, Rye Neighbors Make The Difference Day began in 1991, when a group of Alaska employees volunteered for service projects and dubbed the effort Neighbors Day. By 1993, the event had been extended across all of KeyBank’s markets. It is now the hallmark of the bank’s commitment to its neighborhoods. In total, KeyBank employees completed more than 600 community services projects across its 15-state footprint in a single afternoon.

EQUAL ACCESS TO JUSTICE GALA Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) in White Plains raised more than $300,000 at its recent hybrid Equal Access to Justice Gala. The in-person reception was held at the Coveleigh Club where over 80 guests, for the first time in a while, enjoyed a true face-to-face networking event. The program, held in-person and online, honored two leaders in social justice: Barbara Finkelstein, retired CEO of LSHV received a Lifetime Achievement Award and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins was presented the Equal Access to Justice Award. Both women have been trailblazers, glass-ceiling breakers, mentors and leaders and true champions of justice. Highlights of the evening included a keynote address from Congressman Mondaire Jones, and a welcome address by Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins. The emcee for the evening was award-winning news anchor and reporter Tara Rosenblum. Attendee Teresa Santiago stepped up to the podium during the evening and told her full emotional story about fighting for extra home care for her ailing mother during Covid and how LSHV attorney Patricia Angley wrapped her in support and fought to get her the help she needed. LSHV CEO Rachel Halperin said, “LSHV played an essential role during the pandemic

From left: Tara Rosenblum, Barbara Finkelstein, New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Rachel Halperin.

and it continues to be an integral part of the region’s recovery from the pandemic….” Among the donations in support of the gala are: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP; Boies Schiller Flexner LLP; Mastercard; Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP; PepsiCo; Selendy & Gay PLLC; Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; Yankwitt LLP; Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC; Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP; MBIA Inc.; Regeneron; Sidney & Linda Rosdeitcher; Jane Sovern; DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr LLP; Mutual of America; Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP; Skadden, Arps, Slate,

Meaher & Flom LLP; Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz; Alison Plenge & Colin Aitken; Bleakley Platt & Schmidt LLP; Cabanillas & Associates PC; Clarfeld, Cuddy & Feder LLP; Davis Polk & Wardwell, Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber LLP; Keane & Beane P.C. Kraft Kennedy, McCabe & Mack; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Glovsky; Popeo PC; PCSB Bank; Salisbury Bank and Sterling National Bank. LSHV is the only provider of free, comprehensive civil (noncriminal) legal services to low-income and disadvantaged individuals and families who cannot afford an attorney when their basic human needs are at stake.




artburg is unlike any retirement community you have ever seen before. We believe that the quality of life is as important as the quality of care. Wartburg’s gated, lush 34-acre campus with 24-hour security is tucked behind a quiet residential neighborhood near the Mount Vernon-Pelham border. Since its beginnings as an orphanage more than 150 years ago, to the award-winning, comprehensive older adult care community, Wartburg offers a gold standard of living and care options. Safety is always a priority at Wartburg. As we emerge from the shadow of Covid-19, Wartburg observes all federal and state mandated protocols to protect the health and safety of its staff and residents. We remain vigilant and dedicated to creating a community of care where seniors can avail themselves of the benefits of an urban lifestyle in a park-like setting, with the peace of mind that comes from knowing there is a team ready to help them as their needs change.

Whether you need temporary assistance or ongoing services, Wartburg has the support you need to live independently for as long as possible in a community that cares. We offer everything from independent senior living and assisted living options to nursing home facility. We also offer adult day care, palliative care, hospice care and

respite care. If you live independently, but require assistance, we offer in-home support for your daily needs and can also provide rehabilitation and skilled nursing services. At Wartburg, you can age in place gracefully and secure that your health and safety are our priority. At Wartburg, you can live your best life.

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(Until) I was in your care, I had never known people so selflessly dedicated to helping and healing another humanbeing. Your sweet and encouraging words gave me hope. You taught me with understanding and patience to stand, to walk, to move again on my own.” KING STREET REHAB has been family-owned and operated for three generations. Whether you are looking for a comfortable and healing environment for short term-rehabilitation or long-term care, including memory care, we offer luxury accommodations and professional dedicated staff, ready to meet you or your loved ones’ needs. WHAT SETS KING STREET REHAB APART? • Luxury accommodations on 10 pristine acres, with gardens; a gazebo; spacious outdoor seating; and walking paths. Large picture windows in every room, offering natural light and scenic vistas. • The focus is on the whole person; promoting physical, mental and emotional well-being achieved through the extraordinary teamwork of our interdisciplinary team of doctors; nurses; CNAs; physical, speech and occupational therapists; a psychologist; social worker; dietary specialists; and housekeeping and maintenance. • An active community with a full calendar of programs, including exercise, live performances, movies, gardening, lectures and cooking demonstrations. • A holistic approach to recovery with yoga, meditation, Tai chi and pet therapy. • Healthy, delicious meals with options are prepared using the highest-quality ingredients to ensure optimal health. Meals are served on beautiful china in our light-filled dining rooms or in the privacy of your room. • Included on the property are: a library, a beauty salon with spa treatments, spacious visiting areas and a theater. Here’s what some residents have said:

King Street Rehab honors the The food here exceeds the meals My wife’s career included involvement with skilled nursing facilities for over safety and well-being of every I have eaten in some of the best 20 years, through various years working with Visiting Nurse and Hospice resident with respect, courtesy, restaurants in New York City.” programs. We are quite aware that giving good consistent care is not easy. compassion and empathy.” You have every reason to be very proud of your facility.” We are ready to deliver the patient-centered care you or your loved one needs. We invite you to learn more by scheduling an appointment with our director of admissions for a personal tour. Contact us today. Please call, 914-937-5800 or email us at Please visit, OCTOBER 4, 2021 | SENIOR LIVING ADVERTORIAL RESOURCE GUIDE | S3



f you’re a senior searching for the best retirement living option for your next chapter, knowing the difference between communities offering continuing care and those offering lifecare is important. Understanding the types of contracts available will help you make an informed decision about the kind that will best meet your needs.

TYPE A LIFECARE CONTRACT: Type A Lifecare contracts require an admission fee and offer predictable monthly

fees throughout the continuum, regardless of your care needs. Lifecare communities like Meadow Ridge eliminate the need for a disruptive move if you ever require a higher level of care. Residents typically enter these communities as independentliving residents and have access to a full continuum of care, including assisted living, memory care and rehabilitation. A Type A Lifecare contract covers potential care costs as part of the initial contract and admission fees, including housing, services and amenities.

Additionally, some fees may be tax deductible as prepaid medical expenses, and, in some communities, part of your admissions fee that is refundable when you leave. For instance, at Meadow Ridge, that refund is up to 80%. Couples with different care needs can occupy separate residences on the same campus, but only pay one monthly fee.

TYPE B MODIFIED CARE CONTRACT: Type B modified care contracts offer lower upfront deposits and monthly fees, but limit

coverage for long-term care services. Care is typically provided in one of two ways: • A limited number of free days of care is included as part of the admission fee, with additional care billed at per diem market rates. • An ongoing, minimally discounted rate. Care services may be delivered on or off site and two monthly fees may be incurred if couples require different levels of care.

TYPE C CONTRACT: FEE-FOR-SERVICE With Type C Fee-for-Service contracts, access to long-term care, while typically guaranteed, is charged at market rates. For instance, if independent-living residents require short-term care, they would have to pay the monthly fee on the independent living residence plus the cost of housing and health care received in assisted living, memory care or skilled nursing. While there’s no upfront expense under this plan, the market costs of care can rapidly exceed the amount of an initial admission fee without the benefits of pre-arranged longterm care costs.

MAKING A DECISION So, which Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) contract is the best? There is no one right answer for everyone. It comes down to making the decision that you’re comfortable with personally and financially after considering all the options.

Elevate your financial peace of mind. If you are looking for an elevated lifestyle that includes a plan

Some benefits include:

for the future, consider life at Meadow Ridge. Our Lifecare

• Three pricing models to give you financial flexibility.

residents enjoy a variety of benefits that provide flexibility and financial security along with priority access to all our health services, even if you require higher levels of care.

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The Bristal Assisted Living has been serving seniors and their families in the tri-state area since 2000, offering independent and assisted living, as well as state-of-the-art memory care programs. We are committed to helping residents remain independent, while providing peace of mind that expert care is available, if needed. Discover a vibrant community, countless social events with new friends, and a luxurious lifestyle that you will only find at The Bristal.

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ith Covid-19, self-care has become a popular notion. Exploring the arts has become one of the means to self-care. As the pandemic has created isolation and anxiety, surrounding ourselves with whatever pleases us aesthetically is an important element in our efforts to increase our quality of life. Being surrounded by

the beauty of a garden, the sounds of our favorite music, the exquisite movement of a body in motion, the freedom of exploring art and the joy of sharing a personal story is what makes each of us realize who we truly are. Scientists recognize that the arts benefit our health and well-being mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

DISCOVER HARMONY The Greens has been providing excellence in memory care for 20 years. Privately owned memory care assisted living community All inclusive fees Unique programming Recognized leader in providing the creative arts therapies

When you walk the hallways and gardens of The Greens, you feel truly at home. Home is a Feeling and it lives at The Greens at Greenwich.

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Studies have found that singing can reduce pain, depression and confusion. Dance relieves stress and anxiety. Art soothes and storytelling connects us to ourselves and our community. It isn’t surprising that the Creative Arts Therapies have been called the new best medicine. Creative arts psychotherapists watch and listen carefully as language and nuance change in people diagnosed with dementia. They see those with whom they work as a symphony, a dance, a work of art and a piece of literature. The Greens at Greenwich celebrates its 20th anniversary in providing excellence in dementia care and the creative arts therapies are at the core of our care. We understand them to be the new best medicine for persons living with dementia and are the only assisted living community in the area to offer all the creative arts interventions by licensed therapists. We are recognized as the best internship site for those interested in working with people with memory impairment and their families. Masters’ level students come from Sarah Lawrence, SUNY New Paltz, NYU, Columbia and Lesley College in Boston, spending two full semesters with us.

Our residents enjoy one or more creative arts therapy group daily. In drama therapy we explored our hands and told stories of all that our hands have held. Virginia gestured how she helped pull her baby out of her womb. In dance/movement therapy Peter sat stiff and pouted. “I don’t dance. Never have. Never will.” The therapist played “I won’t dance, don’t ask me.” Suddenly Peter rose and playfully danced a solo that everyone soon joined. In art, Carol squiggled lines all over her page and carefully ran her finger along it speaking of her life’s journey. Just as we are all living in a time of “the new normal” with new anxieties, your loved ones with dementia are as well. Their lives have been disrupted by memory impairment creating anxieties in their world. We can help them develop coping skills and a sense of purpose, as well as joy in the new normal. The Greens at Greenwich can be the silver lining in their life journey and in yours. Contact, Maria Scaros, Executive Director, to discuss your specific needs regarding your loved one with memory impairment.



Vibrant fall foliage, fresh crisp apples and comforting pumpkin delights! The special attention to detail and personalized care we bring to each resident, includes tasty, nutritious meals and award-winning services and amenities.

Take a progressive journey through our warm and welcoming community. Each stop on your visit will include delectable chef-made seasonal pumpkin treats.

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MOUNT UNDERGRADS SHOWCASE RESEARCH EXPERIENCES Dozens of undergraduate students gathered in the Aquinas Hall Atrium at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh on Wednesday, Sept. 22 to showcase the results of their diligent research. The event was the culmination of the Mount’s Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), during which students worked closely with professors who aided them in hands-on research. This year’s SURE effort was coordinated by James Moran, associate biology professor at the Mount. Aaliyah Austin of Middletown, New York, and Christopher Christiano of Waterbury, Connecticut, along with their faculty mentor, Suparna Bhalla, associate professor of biology, worked on the project “Understanding Phage Diversity: Annotation of Novel Bacteriophage Inventa.” The rise of antibiotic resistant bacterial strains is quickly becoming a major issue, noted Austin. Tackling this problem has scientists looking back at a decades-old discovery: bacteriophages – viruses that target and destroy bacteria – were shown to be effective against bacterial infections. To that end, Austin and Christiano focused their efforts on studying the novel bacteriophage known as Inventa. Louise Goodman of Brewster, New York, presented “Misusing Veterinary Recipes: Cats in Early Modern England,” which she worked on under the mentorship

Louise Goodman of Brewster, New York, presented “Misusing Veterinary Recipes: Cats in Early Modern England.” Photo by Lee Ferris.

of Rob Wakeman, assistant professor of English. While bringing one’s pet to the veterinarian is common today, in early modern England (1500-1800), veterinary literature was primarily aimed toward livestock. Goodman notes that these animals were not seen as pets or companions, but instead they functioned as financial assets to their owners. The event concluded with a keynote speech by Marissa Nicosia, associate professor of Renaissance literature at Penn State Abington, where she teaches, researches and writes about early modern English literature.


Programmers at Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) have been busy viewing, rating and choosing the 30 films that will make up 11 programs for RIFF’s performances this year. Audiences will have the opportunity to attend both in-person and online with a RIFF All Access hybrid $100 pass, which allows entry to all in-person and virtual events. All in-person attendees must show proof of vaccination and corresponding I.D. as well as wear a face mask during screenings. Individual tickets both in-person ($15) and virtual

($10) can also be purchased for each of the 11 film programs, which include PSYCH Night, Love Is Love, Out of This World, This Beautiful Planet, The Forgotten, New York Stories, Resilience, Perspectives, Opening Night with A Fine Line, How To Stop A Recurring Dream and the teen-age film of your choice. The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival was founded in 2015 by local playwright and filmmaker Joanne Hudson and presented first in May 2016 at seven venues throughout Ridgefield.

ANTI-HATE RALLY SPONSORED BY YMCA On Saturday, Sept. 25, the Stamford Family YMCA hosted an Anti-Hate Rally in Latham Park in response to the rise in incidents of hate and violence toward the Asian American and Pacific Islander community and encouraged the Stamford community to unite against hate and stand for justice. Josiah Lindsay, co-chair of the YMCA’s diversity and inclusion committee, said, “After more than a year of being disconnected and experiencing so much hurt, the community must commit to healing by embracing anti-racist practices and recognizing

the humanity of all people.” The event featured state and Stamford representatives, community leaders and representatives from the Stamford Police Department. Synchrony Bank and Pitney Bowes sponsored arts and crafts activities to encourage youth to create signs of solidarity. Since 1868, The Stamford Family YMCA’s mission has been focused on improving the lives of its members and the community with particular efforts toward motivating, empowering and engaging youth. FCBJ


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U.S. BANKRUPTCY COURT White Plains & Poughkeepsie Local business cases, Sept. 22 - 28 Spring Valley NY Realty LLC, Berl Brown, manager, 21-22541-RDD: Chapter 11, assets $410,000, liabilities $635,000. Attorney: pro se.

U.S. DISTRICT COURT, White Plains Local business cases, Sept. 22 - 28 Alicia Boykin vs. Pine Valley Center LLC, Spring Valley, 21-cv-8025-VB: Employment discrimination. Attorney: Daniel H. Kovel. Research Products Corp., Madison, WI vs. Think Crucial LLC, Nyack, 21-cv-8063: Patent infringement. Attorney; Nicole M. Marschean.

DEEDS Above $1 million 25, 27 and 33 Nepperhan Avenue LLC, Tarrytown. Seller: Carco Realty Corp., Elmsford. Property: 25 Nepperhan Ave., Greenburgh. Amount: $2.3 million. Filed Sept. 20. 100 Hartford LLC, Port Chester. Seller: Marianne T. O’Toole, Wantagh. Property: 177 Cortlandt St., Mount Pleasant. Amount: $1.6 million. Filed Sept. 21.

Amos Financial LLC, Highland Park, Illinois. Seller: Carla Glassman, White Plains. Property: 40 Brewster Terrace, New Rochelle. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed Sept. 20. Dedaj Properties LLC, Bronx. Seller: Tributo Realty LLC, Eastchester. Property: 273 Columbus Ave., Eastchester. Amount: $2.8 million. Filed Sept. 20. Denning, Philip and Ann Marie Denning, Bronxville. Seller: 50 Mast LLC, Bronxville. Property: 72 Siwanoy Blvd., Eastchester. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed Sept. 21. Kraus, Mathew and Ann Kraus, Carmel. Seller: The Lioncel Group LLC, Scarsdale. Property: 56 Hill St., Rye. Amount: $2.6 million. Filed Sept. 20. Mango Cushman LLC, Scarsdale. Seller: 123 Cushman Road, Lot LLC, Mamaroneck. Property: 123 Cushman Road, Scarsdale. Amount: $2.5 million. Filed Sept. 23.

Below $1 million 9 Moquette LLC, White Plains. Seller: Maryanna Bogucki and John Bogucki, Yonkers. Property: 9 Moquette Row North, Yonkers. Amount: $150,000. Filed Sept. 20. 23 Seneca LLC, Dobbs Ferry. Seller: Jody Varanelli, Dobbs Ferry. Property: 23 Seneca St., Greenburgh. Amount: $770,000. Filed Sept. 21. 32 Secor Road LLC, Scarsdale. Seller: Christopher Cuomo, White Plains. Property: 32 Secor Road, Scarsdale. Amount: $870,080. Filed Sept. 21. 40 Morningside Avenue Yonkers Corp., Yonkers. Seller: PPAH Holdings LLC, Yonkers. Property: 40 Morningside Ave., Yonkers. Amount: $860,000. Filed Sept. 21.

Items appearing in the Fairfield County Business Journal’s On The Record section are compiled from various sources, including public records made available to the media by federal, state and municipal agencies and the court system. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, no liability is assumed for errors or omissions. In the case of legal action, the records cited are open to public scrutiny and should be inspected before any action is taken. Questions and comments regarding this section should be directed to: Larry Miles c/o Westfair Communications Inc. 701 Westchester Ave, Suite 100 J White Plains, N.Y. 10604-3407 Phone: 694-3600 • Fax: 694-3699


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245 Maple Brook Court LLC, Mahopac. Seller: William P. Ofrias and Sabrina Ofrias, Yorktown Heights. Property: 245 Maple Brook Court, Yorktown. Amount: $449,900. Filed Sept. 22. Ardsley 44 LLC, Hartsdale. Seller: Rita Vitale, Bronx. Property: 11 Convent Place, Greenburgh. Amount: $540,000. Filed Sept. 22. Bellom, Michael, Port Chester. Seller: 170 Harrison Ave. LLC, Stamford, Connecticut. Property: 170 Harrison Ave., Harrison. Amount: $996,000. Filed Sept. 20. Campbell, Marie, Ainsworth Campbell and Sherlia Mitchel, Bronx. Seller: 185 Sterling Avenue LLC, Valhalla. Property: 186 Sterling Ave., Yonkers. Amount: $670,000. Filed Sept. 20. Dawani, Vikaas and Sorath Neel, Port Chester. Seller: 60-64 Munson Street LLC, White Plains. Property: 64 Munson St., Rye. Amount: $823,000. Filed Sept. 22. Deal House Capital Fund LLC, Mamaroneck. Seller: Velocity House Buyers LLC, Monroe. Property: 33 Glenwood Road, New Castle. Amount: $450,000. Filed Sept. 21. Fontinalis LLC, Brewster. Seller: Lee Anne Savoia-Mchugh, Katie McHugh and Robin Paterson, Katonah. Property: 125 Beaver Dam Road, Bedford. Amount: $989,000. Filed Sept. 20. Gid Realty LLC, Yonkers. Seller: Hudson Valley Realty LLC, Yonkers. Property: 61 Lockwood Ave., Yonkers. Amount: $500,000. Filed Sept. 20. Guion Street LLC, Bronxville. Seller: Concordia College, Bronxville. Property: 205 White Plains Road, Eastchester. Amount: $999,000. Filed Sept. 22.

Highsky Equities LLC, Brooklyn. Seller: U.S. Bank Trust National Association, Shelton, Connecticut. Property: 116 McLean Ave., Yonkers. Amount: $366,100. Filed Sept. 21. Jones, Terrance, Yonkers. Seller: Vineyard Holdings LLC, Great Neck. Property: 139 Vineyard Ave., Yonkers. Amount: $400,000. Filed Sept. 21. Leon, Miguel M. and Lilian Arcely Ola-Pelico, Port Chester. Seller: 28 Realty Holdings LLC, Port Chester. Property: 28 College Ave., Rye. Amount: $485,000. Filed Sept. 23. Mathew, Jiji and Bincy Jiji, Scarsdale. Seller: APO Realty Inc., Putnam Valley. Property: 500 Central Park Ave., Greenburgh. Amount: $540,000. Filed Sept. 20. Meanwell, Clive, Yonkers. Seller: Eagle Rock Management LLC, Plainview. Property: 701 Ridge Hills Blvd., Yonkers. Amount: $331,255. Filed Sept. 21. Mohibe 2 LLC, New York City. Seller: Eric Kurnia Susilo, Katonah. Property: 7 Orchard Hill Road, Somers. Amount: $853,000. Filed Sept. 21. Njie, Abel N., Michael Robert Mansfield and Benson Mbella Njie, Croton on Hudson. Seller: 163 Grand Realty Corp., Croton-on-Hudson. Property: 163 Grand St., Cortlandt. Amount: $824,250. Filed Sept. 23, Palmer Lane Real Estate LLC, Hawthorne. Seller: Manville Gardens LC, Thornwood. Property: Palmer Lane, Mount Pleasant. Amount: $512,000. Filed Sept. 20. Parella, Joseph D., Bronxville. Seller: Athena Property Solutions LLC, New York City. Property: 11 Dogwood Road, Somers. Amount: $481,000. Filed Sept. 23.

Pleasant Properties LLC, Bronx. Seller: Eric W. Burgher, Pleasantville. Property: 307 Old Sleepy Hollow Road, Mount Pleasant. Amount: $560,000. Filed Sept. 20. Reed Family Properties LLC, Cortlandt Manor. Seller: U.S. Bank Trust National Association, Shelton, Connecticut. Property: 38 Beekman Ave., Cortlandt. Amount: $441,000. Filed Sept. 22. Salim, Nadia and Aamir Salim, Mount Vernon. Seller: KJL Investments LLC, Monroe, Connecticut. Property: 58 Grant Place, Mount Pleasant. Amount: $558,000. Filed Sept. 20. Velocity House Buyers LLC, New Windsor. Seller: James H. Boyd, Millwood. Property: 33 Glenwood Road, New Castle. Amount: $412,000. Filed Sept. 21.


Aglio, John, Yonkers. $5,117.49 in favor of American Express National Bank, Salt Lake City, Utah. Filed Sept. 22. Ahmed, Mirza, White Plains. $24,881.56 in favor of Discover Bank, West Valley City, Utah. Filed Sept. 21. Beidas, Don, Bronxville. $7,354.93 in favor of Discover Bank, New Albany, Ohio. Filed Sept. 20. Benway, Stuart, Pleasantville. $12,158.36 in favor of American Express National Bank, Sandy, Utah. Filed Sept. 23. Boerman, Michael R., White Plains. $27,041.16 in favor of Toyota Motor Credit Corp., Plano, Texas. Filed Sept. 20. Brice, Kenyon J., Mount Kisco. $6,529.37 in favor of Toyota Motor Credit Corp., Plano, Texas. Filed Sept. 20.

Brooks, Jordan M., North Salem. $3,989.78 in favor of Ford Motor Credit Company LLC, Filed Sept. 20. Carter, Kevin M., Peekskill. $11,292.05 in favor of Cavalry SPV I LLC, Valhalla. Filed Sept. 20. Easley, Aritha J., Yonkers. $1,728.87 in favor of Unifund CCR LLC, Cincinnati, Ohio. Filed Sept. 24. Giannelli, Susan, Tuckahoe. $2,882.90 in favor of Capital One Bank National Association, Glen Allen, Virginia. Filed Sept. 20. Harrison, Douglas A., West Harrison. $9,945 in favor of Ford Motor Credit Company LLC, Filed Sept. 20. Henney, Petraru, Briarcliff Manor. $2,843.23 in favor of Citibank National Association, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Filed Sept. 20. Jovicevic, Isidor, Yorktown Heights. $2,148.82 in favor of Absolute Resolutions Investments LLC, Bloomington, Minnesota. Filed Sept. 20. Klein, Andrew, Mamaroneck. $3,330.42 in favor of LVNV Funding LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada. Filed Sept. 20. Longo, Marie, Cortlandt Manor. $2,897.03 in favor of LVNV Funding LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada. Filed Sept. 20. Massaquoi, Anthony, Mount Vernon. $19,963.47 in favor of Toyota Motor Credit Corp., Plano, Texas. Filed Sept. 20. Morrone, Rudolph J., Yonkers. $8,023.07 in favor of Bank of America National Association, Newark, Delaware. Filed Sept. 20.

Facts & Figures Newby, Whitney C., Mount Vernon. $6,994.28 in favor of Toyota Motor Credit Corp., Plano, Texas. Filed Sept. 20. Paredes, Julio, Yonkers. $2,292.94 in favor of LVNV Funding LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada. Filed Sept. 20. Perales, Marybel A., Yonkers. $13,544.41 in favor of Bank of America National Association, Newark, Delaware. Filed Sept. 20. Perez, Yasary, Peekskill. $1,765.77 in favor of LVNV Funding LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada. Filed Sept. 20. Quarshie, Dina, Mount Vernon. $10,618.08 in favor of Toyota Motor Credit Corp., Plano, Texas. Filed Sept. 20. Rogers, Richard M., Peekskill. $10,371.14 in favor of Citibank National Association, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Filed Sept. 20. Rojas-Aguilar, Elizabeth, Yonkers. $23,431.14 in favor of Toyota Motor Credit Corp., Plano, Texas. Filed Sept. 20. Torres, Jennifer, Elmsford. $150,225 in favor of Allegheny Casualty Co., Calabasas, California. Filed Sept. 20. Tralango, Jennifer, Harrison. $3,035.65 in favor of Synchrony Bank, Draper, Utah. Filed Sept. 24. Vargas, Olga P., Yonkers. $6,243.84 in favor of Toyota Motor Credit Corp., Plano, Texas. Filed Sept. 20. Vaughn, Toni, Scarsdale. $2,139.85 in favor of Ford Motor Credit Co. LLC, Filed Sept. 20. Vergara, John J., Scarsdale. $27,797.47 in favor of Citibank National Association, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Filed Sept. 20.

Williams, Sandra, Port Chester. $7,331.70 in favor of Bank of America National Association, Newark, Delaware. Filed Sept. 20.


The following filings indicate a legal action has been initiated, the outcome of which may affect the title to the property listed. Gillet, Yann and Kerrianne Gillet, as owners. Filed by Midfirst Bank. Action: Foreclosure of a mortgage in the principal amount of $572,343 affecting property located at 59 Somerset Road, New Rochelle. Filed Sept. 24. Joseph, Ramya and Viju Joseph, as owners. Filed by Ameris Bank. Action: Foreclosure of a mortgage in the principal amount of $3 million affecting property located at 92 Brooktrail Road, Mamakating, New York. Filed Sept. 21. Kelly, Keith A. and Gina M. Kelly, as owners. Filed by Specialized Loan Servicing LLC. Action: Foreclosure of a mortgage in the principal amount of $331,000 affecting property located at 43 Baker St., Mohegan Lake. Filed Sept. 24. Magnotti, Billie, as owner. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Action: Foreclosure of a mortgage in the principal amount of $544,185 affecting property located at 548 York Hill Road, Yorktown Heights. Filed Sept. 22.


3 Richbell LLC, Scarsdale. $203,110.40 in favor of Greenwich Development Group LLC, Cos Cob, Connecticut. Property: 3 Richbell Road, Scarsdale. Filed Sept. 22. DeFrancesco, Anthony and Maria DeFrancesco, Pleasantville. $4,376.42 in favor of C&F Steel Design Inc., Elmsford. Property: 135 Deerfield Lane, Pleasantville. Filed Sept. 20.

Jain, Rajan and Richika Rajan, Hartsdale. $8,100 in favor of Caso Remodeling Inc., Port Chester. Property: 30 Club Way, Hartsdale. Filed Sept. 20. LMV II MMP Holdings L.P., Miami, Florida. $4,381.64 in favor of White Cap LP, Orlando, Florida. Property: 131 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Filed Sept. 22. Schepisi, Joseph and Mary Schepisi, Eastchester. $264,750 in favor of MDA Construction, Yonkers. Property: 130 Winfred Ave., Yonkers. Filed Sept. 20. Winifred Masterson Burke Foundation Inc., White Plains. $77,573.59 in favor of Advanced Scaffold Services Mid-Atlantic LLC, West Hartford, Connecticut. Property: 785 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Filed Sept. 22.


This newspaper is not responsible for typographical errors contained in the original filings.


(914) Fashion-Week, 131 Prospect Ave., White Plains 10607, c/o Brenda Fuller, Shalik Poinsette and Luchuer Dompierre. Filed Sept. 22.


A Miele Electric, 47 Highland Ave., New Rochelle 10801, c/o Agostino Miele. Filed Sept. 24. Candles by Cleopatre, 104 Elm Ave., Apt. 2B, Mount Vernon 10550, c/o Portia Raxenele. Filed Sept. 24. Chapoie Clothing, 16 Minerva Place, White Plains 10601, c/o Jonathan R. Stanley. Filed Sept. 21.

Chulas Shoppe, 12 Washington Ave., White Plains 10603, c/o Nataly Pelaez. Filed Sept. 24. Claudia Maldonado, 30 Gallows Hill Road, Cortlandt Manor 10567, c/o Claudia Haldanado Rodriguez. Filed Sept. 24. Clever Construction, 8 Garden St., Ossining 10562, c/o Klever F. Brito. Filed Sept. 23. Clockjack Productions, 3 East Ave., Apt. 3B, Larchmont 10538, c/o Phillip James Griffith. Filed Sept. 22. Events With Melody, 85 Bayberry Lane, New Rochelle 10804, c/o Melody Castiglia. Filed Sept. 21. Gov Business Filings, 3 Church St., No. 736, New Rochelle 10801, c/o Jermel McClare. Filed Sept. 20. Heirloom Family Documentaries, 80 Travis Road, Baldwin Place 10505, c/o David Adam Vogel. Filed Sept. 23. Hu BEOLconsulting, 26 Butler Hill Road, Somers 10589, c/o ChaoKun Hu. Filed Sept. 22. Hudson Valley Property Managers, 1743 Baldwin Road, Yorktown Height 10598, c/o Robert Toscano. Filed Sept. 20. Hypnosis On Hudson, 1039 Quaker Bridge Road, Croton-on-Hudson 10520, c/o Tamie Lobel. Filed Sept. 22. Jaco Cleaning Services, 17 Carroll St., Yonkers 10705, c/o Sandy Congal. Filed Sept. 20. Jemilah Ali, 1767 Central Park Ave., Yonkers 10701, c/o Jamilah Bernier. Filed Sept. 20. Jimmy & Sons Home Improvement, 3 Church St., Apt. 630, New Rochelle 10801, c/o Ninfa Marino. Filed Sept. 23.

Joan’s Family Daycare, 160 S.11th Ave., Mount Vernon 10550, c/o Joan McBean. Filed Sept. 22. Kimmy’s Glo Skincare, 246 S. First Ave., Mount Vernon 10550, c/o Kemisha Francis. Filed Sept. 20. Lay Me Down Candles, 17 Carroll St., Yonkers 10705, c/o Sandy Congal. Filed Sept. 20. Legal Images, 105 Law Road, Briarcliff Manor 10510, c/o Steve Hess. Filed Sept. 23. Luxe Landmark, 89 Shoreview Drive, Apt. 1, Yonkers 10710, c/o Carla Brooks. Filed Sept. 24. Outerspace The Brand, 280 Hawthorne Ave., Yonkers 10705, c/o Michael Arthur Mais. Filed Sept. 22. Sikder Taxi, 4 S. Perkins Ave., Elmsford 10523, c/o Mohammad A. Sikder. Filed Sept. 23. Soaps on Hudson, 26 School St., Hastings-on-Hudson 10706, c/o Daphne Rodriguez. Filed Sept. 22. Southern Flag General Construction, 221 Rich Ave., Mount Vernon 10552, c/o William Ramon Ferrerira. Filed Sept. 23. Spray Foam Express, 24 Deer Park Road, Apt. C, Katonah 10536, c/o Mynor Jesus Colindres Guerra. Filed Sept. 24. Svetlana’s Crafts, P.O. Box 713, Cross River 10518, c/o Svetlana Wredberg. Filed Sept. 24.

Cas-ready mouse embryonic stem cells and mice and uses thereof. Patent no. 11,130,999 issued to Guochun Gong, et al. Assigned to Regeneron, Tarrytown.


Natural language processor for using speech to cognitively detect and analyze deviations from a baseline. Patent no. 11,133,026 issued to Michael Gordon, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk.

Air gap metal tip electrostatic discharge protection. Patent no. 11,133,670 issued to Qianwen Chen, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Burst-resistant thin-wall heat sink. Patent no. 11,131,506 issued to Paul Coteus, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk.



Degradation monitoring of semiconductor chips. Patent no. 11,131,706 issued to Keith Jenkins, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Instruction handling for accumulation of register results in a microprocessor. Patent no. 11,132,198 issued to Brian Thompto, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Locality domain-based memory pools for virtualized computing environment. Patent no. 11,132,290 issued to Michael Gschwind, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Low-force wafer test probes. Patent no. 11,131,689 issued to David Audette, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Method and system for gesture-based confirmation of electronic transactions. Patent no. 11,134,524 issued to Benjamin Flast, et al. Assigned to Mastercard, Purchase. Methods and systems for verifying individuals prior to benefits distribution. Patent no. 11,132,684 issued to Ron Hynes, et al. Assigned to Mastercard, Purchase. Multispecific antigen-binding molecules and uses thereof. Patent no. 11,129,903 issued to Julian Andreev, et al. Assigned to Regeneron, Tarrytown.

Personalized intervention based on machine learning of behavior change states. Patent no. 11,132,920 issued to Marie Angelopoulos, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk.

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Facts & Figures System for responding to complex user input queries using a natural language interface to database. Patent no. 11,132,361 issued to Hangu Yeo, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Systems and methods for distributed peer to peer analytics. Patent no. 11,132,660 issued to Navjot Sidhu, et al. Assigned to Mastercard, Purchase. Trilayer Josephson junction structure with small air bridge and no interlevel dielectric for superconducting qubits. Patent no. 11,133,452 issued to Josephine Chang, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Using gradients to detect backdoors in neural networks. Patent no. 11,132,444 issued to Wilka Carvalho, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk.



Above $1 million

6 Nesher Court LLC, as owner. Lender: Northeast Community Bank. Property: 5 Nesher Court, Monsey. Amount: $1.6 million. Filed Sept. 23. 31 Mezritch LLC, as owner. Lender: Northeast Community Bank. Property: in Ramapo. Amount: $1.7 million. Filed Sept. 20.


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38 Eastdale Avenue LLC, as owner. Lender: M&T Bank. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $2.3 million. Filed Sept. 22. Integris Equity LLC, as owner. Lender: Sterling National Bank, Axos Bank and The Bank of Greene County. Property: 280 Niniger Road, Woodbury. Amount: $86.7 million. Filed Sept. 22.

Montebello Gateway LLC, Spring Valley. Seller: Rina Associates LP, Monsey. Property: 34 N. Airmont Road, Montebello. Amount: $2.4 million. Filed Sept. 20. Unger, Joseph, Monsey. Seller: 25 Calvert LLC, Monsey. Property: 25 Calvert Drive, Unit 1, Ramapo. Amount: $1 million. Filed Sept. 20.

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Below $1 million

BCLC LLC, as owner. Lender: Lending Home Funding Corp. Property: in Highland Falls. Amount: $175,000. Filed Sept. 24. EH Capital LLC, as owner. Lender: Orange County Property Management Corp. Property: in Wawayanda. Amount: $250,000. Filed Sept. 20. Mima’s Farm LLC, as owner. Lender: Bank of Millbrook. Property: in Washington. Amount: $700,000. Filed Sept. 20. Monopoly Holdings LLC, as owner. Lender: EH Capital LLC. Property: in Port Jervis. Amount: $200,000. Filed Sept. 20. New Image Construction & Home Design LLC, as owner. Lender: Rock Solid Funding LLC. Property: 217 Main St., Cornwall-on-Hudson. Amount: $114,600. Filed Sept. 23.


Above $1 million Barmore Farm LLC, Wellington, Florida. Seller: Wiltse-Prospect Hill LLC, Millbrook. Property: in LaGrangeville. Amount: $2.6 million. Filed Sept. 21.



14 Wayne Avenue 202 LLC, Wycoff, New Jersey. Seller: Kenneth and Cindi Paul, Montebello. Property: 14 Wayne Ave., Suffern. Amount: $380,000. Filed Sept. 22. 38 Eastdale Avenue LLC, Poughkeepsie. Seller: MHTC Development LLC, Poughkeepsie. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $315,500. Filed Sept. 22. 38 Runyon Realty Corp., Fishkill. Seller: VMZ Pizza 1 LLC, Mahopac. Property; in East Fishkill. Amount: $130,000. Filed Sept. 23. 47 Cannon Street LLC, Poughkeepsie. Seller: County of Dutchess, Poughkeepsie. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $350,000. Filed Sept. 20. 54-56 Talmadge Street LLC, Staatsburg. Seller: Talmadge Street Property LLC, New York City. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $330,000. Filed Sept. 21. 398 Church Street Holdings LLC, Wappingers Falls. Seller; Fakhouri Holdings LLC, Poughkeepsie. Property: in Wappingers Falls. Amount: $114,000. Filed Sept. 21. Antonakos, Nikolaos, New York City. Seller: Enterprise Development Group LLC, Hopewell Junction. Property: in Beekman. Amount: $154,500. Filed Sept. 22.

Arket Real Estate LLC, Poughkeepsie. Seller: Jeffrey A. Weikel, Newburgh. Property: in Wappingers Falls. Amount: $160,000. Filed Sept. 24. Bedford Asset Management Leasing and Remarketing LLC, Wilmington, Delaware. Seller: William Dean MacGeorge, Poughkeepsie. Property: in Wappingers Falls. Amount: $375,000. Filed Sept. 24. Berger, Jennifer S., Mamaroneck. Seller: Cricket Homes LLC, Mamaroneck. Property: in East Fishkill. Amount: $510,000. Filed Sept. 24. Building Better Dreams LLC, Haverstraw. Seller: 52 New Main Inc., Fort Lee, New Jersey. Property: 52 New Main St., Haverstraw. Amount: $500,000. Filed Sept. 21. Bumpars, Mary, Bronx. Seller: ABD Stratford LLC, Poughkeepsie. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $468,000. Filed Sept. 24. Castellano, April and Louis Angiolillo, Warwick. Seller: Xristos & Rayn Realty Management LLC, Bardonia. Property: 33 Mountainview Ave., Orangetown. Amount: $618,230. Filed Sept. 21. Delano Estates LLC, Wappingers Falls. Seller: Daniel Stanley and Sally Stanley, Clintondale. Property: in Hyde Park. Amount: $190,000. Filed Sept. 20. Delforno Fiore Holdings LLC, Poughkeepsie. Seller: Georgianna JoAnn Decker, Poughkeepsie. Property: in Hyde Park. Amount: $130,000. Filed Sept. 23. Deutch, Brucha, Monsey. Seller: Viola Ventures LLC, Chestnut Ridge. Property: 3108 Corner St., Spring Valley. Amount: $319,000. Filed Sept. 20.

Haverstraw Development LLC, Edison, New Jersey. Seller: JP Bricktowne LLC, Jupiter, Florida. Property: 246 Route 9W, Haverstraw. Amount: $425,000. Filed Sept. 23. Hershkowitz, Judy, Monsey. Seller: Viola Ventures LLC, Chestnut Ridge. Property: 3110 Corner St., Spring Valley. Amount: $319,000. Filed Sept. 22. Herzog, Yehuda, Brooklyn. Seller: Blue Pool LLC, Yorktown Heights. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $245,000. Filed Sept. 20. Horta’s Construction LLC, Union City, New Jersey. Seller: James Holmes, Westport, Connecticut. Property: in Clinton. Amount: $330,000. Filed Sept. 21. Hudson Explorer LLC, Harriman. Seller: Abraham Gottlieb and Hellen Gottlieb, Brooklyn. Property: 8 Hudson Pointe, Woodbury. Amount: $460,000. Filed Sept. 20. Jeffers, Roshundia, Bronx. Seller: RE Equity New York LLC, Monroe. Property: 23 and 25 Waverly Place, Middletown. Amount: $379,000. Filed Sept. 20. Joyfarm LLC, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. Seller: Raymond Bernick and Jane Bernick, Palisades. Property: 54 Ludlow Lane, Orangetown. Amount: $775,000. Filed Sept. 21. Lebowitz, Shlomo and Rochel Lebowitz, Monsey. Seller: Viola Ventures LLC, Chestnut Ridge. Property: 3109 Corner St., Spring Valley. Amount: $299,000. Filed Sept. 20. Mazzucca, Robert and Noreen Mazzucca, Tuxedo Park. Seller: MJS Property Holdings LLC, New Windsor. Property: 23 Debra Lane, New Windsor. Amount: $699,000. Filed Sept. 20.

MJS Property Holdings LLC, New Windsor. Seller: Michael J. Schwartz, Washingtonville. Property: 23 Debra Lane, New Windsor. Amount: $10,000. Filed Sept. 20. Moopn Creek Holdings LLC, Bellvale. Seller: Joel E. Benedict and Mary Ann Benedict, Bellvale. Property: 59 Kain Road, Warwick. Amount: $450,000. Filed Sept. 20. Murik, Nachum and Aviva Murik, Haverstraw. Seller: Everet Realty LLC, Pomona. Property: 6 Dr. Marquise Drive, Haverstraw. Amount: $705,000. Filed Sept. 20. Navarria, John L. and Margaret M. Navarria, Staten Island. Seller: Farmhood Fields LLC, Pine Bush. Property: 60 Crans Mill Road, Crawford. Amount: $514,000. Filed Sept. 20. Ornate Marble Inc., Monroe. Seller: Thomas C. Galletta and Lorraine H. Galletta, Monroe. Property: 121 Linden Lane, Monroe. Amount: $238,000. Filed Sept. 21. Silvestro, Anthony and Melissa Silvestro, North Haven, Connecticut. Seller: 25 Old Farm Road Development LLC, Pleasant Valley. Property: in Red Hook. Amount: $85,000. Filed Sept. 22. Sleurink Property New York LLC, Fort Mill, North Carolina. Seller: Noble 5 Sky LLC, Fort Mill, South Carolina. Property: in Wawayanda. Amount: $100,000. Filed Sept. 20. Tasman, Daniel M. and Stefani R. Tasman, New York City. Seller: Glen Homes LLC, Poughkeepsie. Property: in LaGrangeville. Amount: $500,000. Filed Sept. 23. Triana, Rafael, Ossining. Seller: Skyline Home Renovations LLC, Hopewell Junction. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $190,000. Filed Sept. 24.

Facts & Figures Ubiquity Real Estate Investments LLC, Poughkeepsie. Seller: Roger Rogers and Maria Rogers, Layfayette, Illinois. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $205,000. Filed Sept. 21. Wagschal, Efraim, Spring Valley. Seller: Summit Gardening Real Estate LLC, Monsey. Property:39 Park Gardens Court, Unit 1, Ramapo. Amount: $886,380. Filed Sept. 20. Yorkway Properties LLC, Pomona. Seller: Gene Lorelli, Anna May Lorelli and Victor M. DiLeonardo, Montebello. Property: 63 Viola Road, Montebello. Property: 404,000. Filed Sept. 20.


24 Six Fleet LLC, Spring Valley. $742,970.62 in favor of Park Insurance Co., White Plains. Filed Sept. 21. Ahmad, Allan and Wafa Afif, Beacon. $2,222.98 in favor of Ford Motor Credit Company LLC, Dearborn, Minnesota. Filed Sept. 20. Bally, Christine, Mahopac. $2,634.98 in favor of Crown Asset Management LLC, Duluth, Georgia. Filed Sept. 22. Claudio, Miguel C., Brewster. $4,030.31 in favor of Bank of America National Association, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Filed Sept. 20. Daniele, Diane Christine, Brewster. $7,995.66 in favor of Brewster Woods Condominium Board of Directors, Croton Falls. Filed Sept. 21. Einhorn, Menachem, Spring Valley. $27,449.01 in favor of Cavalry SPV I LLC, Valhalla. Filed Sept. 20. Feaver, George W., Mahopac. $2,649.15 in favor of Capital One Bank U.S.A. National Association, Glen Allen, Virginia. Filed Sept. 22.

Guerrero, John, Mahopac. $4,872.54 in favor of Capital One Bank U.S.A. National Association, Glen Allen, Virginia. Filed Sept. 24. Gulifield, Mujib B., Nyack. $4,178.24 in favor of Discover Bank, New Albany, Ohio. Filed Sept. 21. Lagana, Deana, Carmel. $1,330.99 in favor of LVNV Funding LLC, Las Vega, Nevada. Filed Sept. 20. Mosca, Dana A., Carmel. $9,398.50 in favor of Bank of America National Association, Newark, Delaware. Filed Sept. 24. Ojeda, Rey, Nyack. $3,892.53 in favor of LVNV Funding LLC, Las Vega, Nevada. Filed Sept. 20. Ostreicher, Malka, Monsey. $3,232.39 in favor of Crown Asset Management LLC, Duluth, Georgia. Filed Sept. 20. Ostreicher, Shmuel, Spring Valley. $11,696.48 in favor of Capital One Bank National Association, Richmond, Virginia. Filed Sept. 20. Rinaldi, Addolorata, Blauvelt. $2,083.95 in favor of LVNV Funding LLC, Las Vega, Nevada. Filed Sept. 20. Sheerin, Nadia, Cold Spring. $1,314.96 in favor of Midland Funding LLC, San Diego, California. Filed Sept. 22. Shushkewitch, Peter, Carmel. $3,115 in favor of Hollis Laidlaw & Simon PC, Mount Kisco. Filed Sept. 22. Stavrides, Anthony, Patterson. $1,855.97 in favor of Petro Inc., Woodbury. Filed Sept. 23. Veras, Eniza, West Nyack. $32,857.15 in favor of The Board of Managers Pomona Park Condominiums, Nanuet. Filed Sept. 20.


Esther Realty of Rockland Inc., as owner. $3,939.43 in favor of American Field Services Inc. Property: in Clarkstown. Filed Sept. 22. Linda, Meredith, as owner. $74,011.54 in favor of Quatrefoil Inc. Property: 194 Stone Church Road, Rhinebeck. Filed Sept. 22. Milstein, Sarah and Tony Stubblebine, as owners. $11,725 in favor of D Rock Builders Inc. Property: 67 N. Cross Road, Staatsburg. Filed Sept. 21. Neuman, Simon, as owner. $14,500 in favor of Zurla Excavating Inc. Property: 53 S. Madison Ave., Spring Valley. Filed Sept. 22.


This paper is not responsible for typographical errors contained in the original filings.


Blooming Hearts Inc., 14 Clark Court, Pine Bush 12566, c/o Hannah Atrchi, Bryan Atrchi, Richard Mahon, Troy Mahon and Deborah Mahon. Filed Sept. 21. VIetnamese Sandwich, 194 E. Main St., Washingtonville 10992, c/o Diep Q Vuong and Truong Xuan Do. Filed Sept. 20.


16EME holding corporation,1 E. Market St., No. 264, Hyde Park 12538, c/o James Lynch. Filed Sept. 20. Angy Tommasi Beauty, 2809 Cherry Tree Way, New Windsor 12553, c/o Angela Tommasi. Filed Sept. 24.

Atlantic Coast Funding Group, Inc., 26 Hudson Drive, Hyde Park 12538, c/o Elizabeth Coppola. Filed Sept. 20. B&G Hiring, 7 Lemberg Court, Unit 101, Monroe 10950, c/o Designs or Style Inc. Filed Sept. 22. Caledonia Climbing Inc., 2572 South Road, No. 2242, Poughkeepsie 12601, c/o Mark Davidson. Filed Sept. 22. Cam Transfert, 78 Orange Ave., Suffern 10901, c/o Roseline Atiste. Filed Sept. 23. Cesar A Car Service, 49 New County Road, Airmont 10952, Cesar Alexander Tarco Tinillo. Filed Sept. 21. Clean & Shiny, 45 Colonial Ave., Warwick 10990, c/o Maria Asuncion Hernendez Cohetero. Filed Set. 20. David C. Schonfeld, 430 Route 306, Monsey 10952, c/o David C. Schonfeld. Filed Sept. 21. Dean’s Lawncare & Tree Services, 46 N. Main St., Apt. 2, Florida 10421, c/o Dean Nicholas Pappas. Filed Sept. 23. Hanna Auto Traders Inc., 8 John Alexander Drive, Cortlandt Manor 10567, c/o Mark Green. Filed Sept. 20. Fat Turtle, 186 Barnes Road, Washingtonville 10992, c/o Dennis A. Lindsell. Filed Sept. 21. Harmony Hair Design, 244 W. Main St., No. 2, Goshen 10924, c/o Elizabeth Ellen Heil. Filed Sept. 22. Hairmiss, 1581 Route 202, Pomona 10970, c/o Karen M. Simini. Filed Sept. 23.

Infinity Jaasb Inc., 408 Hillside Lake Road, Wappingers Falls 12590, c/o Anantha N. Paskaran. Filed Sept. 20. Jars By G, 6 Crystal St., Spring Valley 10977, c/o Gaffira Joseph. Filed Sept. 20. JJ Brothers Landscaping, 697 Route 17M, Middletown 10940, c/o Michell Dulce Carrasco. Filed Sept. 23.. JJF Farm Equipment, 21 Bright Star Drive, Newburgh 12550, c/o Theresa Marie Felicello. Filed Sept. 20. KJD Beauty, 2837 Route 17k, Bullville 10915, c/o Kayla Janice Dillin. Filed Sept. 20. Luscious Lashes, 128 Dolson Ave., Middletown 10940, c/o Kim Alicia Speller. Filed Sept. 22. Malik Car Service, 230 W. Route 59, Spring Valley 10977, c/o Shahid Mahmood. Filed Sept. 20. Million Miles Auto, 67 Alan Road, Spring Valley 10977, c/o Yvanne Emma Montinat. Filed Sept. 20. Myer’s HR Solutions Inc., 24 Ryan Court, Clinton Corners 12514, c/o Christina Myers. Filed Sept. 21. Orange County Clean Outs, 43 Denton Lane, Warwick 10990, c/o Robyn R. Yearwood. Filed Sept. 21. P&M Fine Things, 132 North St., Newburgh 12550, c/o Michelle Elaine Richards. Filed Sept. 21. Right on Time Notary, 28 Lillian St., Pomona 10970, c/o Artisha Harrison. Filed Sept. 20.



Rockin Robins Handyman Services, 34 Bergen Ave., Walden 12586, c/o Robin Marie McMenimon. Filed Sept. 23. Sandra Cleaning Services, 22 Mallory Road, Spring Valley 10977, c/o Sandra Beatriz Fajardo. Filed Sept. 21. Segundo M. Car Service, 24 Mirror Lake Road, Spring Valley 10977, c/o Segundo Manuel Caguana Guaman. Filed Sept. 23. Stay Safe Rockland, 28 Bay St., Piermont 10968, c/o Anne Putko. Filed Sept. 23. Supreme Handyman Services, 22 Claremont Trail, Monroe 10950, c/o Stephen P. Grimes. Filed Sept. 21. Walter Framing Construction, 25 Mill St., Newburgh 12550, c/o Vianka Yamileth Duarte Benavides. Filed Sept. 22. WMV Beauty, 1581 Route 202, Pomona 10970, c/o William V. Vogt. Filed Sept. 21.

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fairfield county

BUILDING PERMITS Commercial 112 Associates LLC, Norwalk, contractor for 112 Associates LLC. Perform replacement alterations at 110 Washington St., Unit F101, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed Aug. 20. 31 Ferris LLC, Norwalk, contractor for 31 Ferris LLC. Renovate kitchen, bathroom and add laundry room at 31 Ferris Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed Aug. 19. Gesualdi Construction Inc., Stamford, contractor for Thomas J. McDonald and Joseph J. Tooher. Create a small cafe and grab-and-go coffee station in existing space at 777 Long Ridge Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $110,000. Filed Aug. 26. Gesualdi Construction Inc., Stamford, contractor for TNREF III High Ridge LLC. Reduce space to prepare for six medical exam rooms and a handicap bathroom and staff lounge at 225 High Ridge Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $240,000. Filed Aug. 23. Green Earth Roofing Solutions LLC, Ludlow, Massachusetts, contractor for Bridgeport Roman Catholic Diocesan Corp. Repair roof at 914 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $51,000. Filed Aug. 16. Hoag Architects, Norwalk, contractor for Brookfield Properties. Perform replacement alterations at 100-101 N. Water St., Norwalk Estimated cost: $2,000. Filed Aug. 20. The Home Depot USA Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, contractor for David Montanari Holdings No.6 LLC. Remove and replace five windows, at 82 Forest St., Unit A-5, Stamford. Estimated cost: $4,950. Filed Aug. 16.

Items appearing in the Fairfield County Business Journal’s On The Record section are compiled from various sources, including public records made available to the media by federal, state and municipal agencies and the court system. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, no liability is assumed for errors or omissions. In the case of legal action, the records cited are open to public scrutiny and should be inspected before any action is taken.

HV Contractor Corp., Stamford, contractor for the town of Stamford Stark Elementary School. Perform a partial selective demolition for interior partitions, acoustical ceiling, electrical, HVAC, fire sprinkler and install new aluminum storefront door with hardware, glazing and security window, new metal doors, frames and hardware, acoustical ceiling, new floor and millwork and painting at 398 Glenbrook Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $340,000. Filed Aug. 24. JA Rosa Construction LLC, Wolcott, contractor for the city of Stamford Stillmeadow Elementary School. Perform vestibule renovations at 800 Stillwater Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $90,576. Filed Aug. 10. James E. Fitzgerald Inc., New York, New York, contractor for 600 Washington Acquisitions LLC. Prepare for interior tenant fit-out, new offices, conference rooms, powder room, noncooking breakrooms plus new mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire alarm and sprinkler work at 600 Washington Blvd., Stamford. Estimated cost: $2,300,000. Filed Aug. 19. JMLS Consulting Services LLC, Monroe, contractor for One Stamford Plaza Owner LLC. Perform an office interior fit-out at 263 Tresser Blvd., Stamford. Estimated cost: $925,000. Filed Aug. 10. LRC Construction LLC, White Plains, New York, contractor for Landmark Square 1-6 LLC. Renovate corridors at 101 Broad St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $170,000. Filed Aug. 31. M. Gottfried Inc., Stamford, contractor for Encompass Digital Media LLC. Re-roof building at 23 Research Drive, Stamford. Estimated cost: $19,079. Filed Aug. 2. McPhee Electric Limited LLC, Farmington, contractor for TM Realty Associates LLC. Install three panel antennas for the existing Verizon wireless telecommunications facility on the roof top at 207 Main St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $6,000. Filed Aug. 26. Nucor Construction Corp., Norwalk, contractor for Norwalk Center LLC. Perform replacement alterations at 10 Norden Place, Norwalk Estimated cost: $250,000. Filed Aug. 20.


O&G Industries Inc., Torrington, contractor for the town of Stamford Rippowam Middle School Magnet. Perform auditorium, audio and theatrical lighting upgrades and minor life/safety improvements at 381 High Ridge Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $953,100. Filed Aug. 5. Olympic Construction LLC, Stamford, contractor for Ten Washington RSK LLC. Perform an expansion of pantry and paint and carpet upgrades at 1010 Washington Blvd., Stamford. Estimated cost: $44,000. Filed Aug. 26. Pavarini Northeast Construction Company LLC, Stamford, contractor for Two Harbor Point Square LLC BLT Management LLC. Perform alterations at 100 Washington Blvd., Unit S2, Stamford. Estimated cost: $2,500,000. Filed Aug. 16. Pavarini Northeast Construction Company LLC, Stamford, contractor for East Metro Center LLC. Demolish Suite 105 at 429 Washington Blvrd., Stamford. Estimated cost: $67,000. Filed Aug. 11.

Residential Antonelli, John E., Stamford, contractor for Chen Chien Lung and Park Seulkee. Install siding and perform flashing repairs on window and shed dormer for units 401 and 410 at 25 Adams Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $25,125. Filed Aug. 25. Baybrook Remodelers Inc., Norwalk, contractor for Sylvia P. Engel. Update kitchen and living room at 27 Princes Pine Road, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $66,000. Filed Aug. 24. Captains Nest LLC, Norwalk, contractor for Captains Nest LLC. Build foundation for two-car garage, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms at 18 Drum Road, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $40,000. Filed Aug. 25. Connecticut Masonry & Waterproofing LLC, Norwalk, contractor for Frank J. Young and Lynda S. Young. Remove existing and re-roof 1 Springview Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $8,600. Filed Aug. 24.

Corey A. & Gilchrist, Norwalk, contractor for Corey A. & Gilchrist. Install fence with garden trellis at 40 Eagle Road, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $17,000. Filed Aug. 23. Cream Enterprises LLC, Norwalk, contractor for Dominick A. Vento. Install siding and clean windows at 53 Fort Point Road, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $13,000. Filed Aug. 23. GTL Construction LLC, White Plains, New York, contractor for Gregory Frisoli. Remove drop ceiling, 2x4 lights and tile floors and walls in bathrooms at 909 High Ridge Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $27,000. Filed Aug. 30. Hinco LLC, Norwalk, contractor for Hinco LLC. Build foundation for 2-car garage, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms at 7 Sachem St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $18,606. Filed Aug. 20. Holzner, Louis, Newtown, contractor for William G. Squier and Beth S. Levine. Install a Generac generator powered by natural gas at 75 Ridge Park Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $12,760. Filed Aug. 13. Holzner, Louis, Newtown, contractor for Joan Duran. Install a Generac generator at 52 Boulder Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $11,600. Filed Aug. 25. Holzner, Louis, Norwalk, contractor for Arjun Chaudhuri. Install a generator at 37 Karen Drive, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $15,245. Filed Aug. 24. The Home Depot USA Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, contractor for Barbara A. Linton and Barbara A. Glynn. Remove and replace 2 windows, without structural changes at 38 Maple Tree Ave., Unit 2, Stamford. Estimated cost: $1,894. Filed Aug. 10. The Home Depot USA Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, contractor for Kathleen Dugdale. Remove and replace 8 windows without structural changes at 121 W. Broad St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $7,341. Filed Aug. 13. The Home Depot USA Inc., Norwalk, contractor for Kristin E. Morrell. Remove existing windows and replace at 17 Ward St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $15,817. Filed Aug. 24.

The Home Depot USA Inc., Norwalk, contractor for Martin Fernandez and Leticia Rodriguez. Remove existing windows and replace at 5 Southwind Drive, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $2,971. Filed Aug. 24. Home Exteriors LLC, Bethel, contractor for Megan and Xiangyu Zhang. Re-roof 88 Dogwood Court, Stamford. Estimated cost: $10,900. Filed Aug. 25. John Discala Construction LLC, Norwalk, contractor for Aiken Preserve LLC. Build a superstructure for a new 2 1/2 story single-family residence at 16 Argento Lane, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $400,000. Filed Aug. 26. Kastelein, Kevin M., Southbury, contractor for Christopher T. Ringwald. Install a Generac generator powered by propane at 60 Constance Lane, Stamford. Estimated cost: $8,500. Filed Aug. 12. KBC Designs, LLC, Norwalk, contractor for Nehra Yogesh and Sushil. Remove existing glass solarium and replace with stick-framed room of same size at 188 Mill Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $35,000. Filed Aug. 26. Khan, Afzal Ali, Norwalk, contractor for Afzal Ali Khan. Add second story at rear of a two-family residence and add bathroom in each unit at 73 Lexington Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $30,000. Filed Aug. 20. LG Building and Remodeling LLC, Southbury, contractor for Kevin M. Kilcullen and Rachel H. Frank-Kilcullen. Perform a renovation to an existing sunroom, front porch addition andnew windows at 46 Saddle Rock Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $125,427. Filed Aug. 9. MAS Construction Inc., Stamford, contractor for John S. Ferris and Laura D. Ferris. Add a master bathroom by taking space from an existing bedroom at 2 Redmont Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $29,000. Filed Aug. 18. McCauley, Sean, Stamford, contractor for Jennifer G. and Andrew P. Bernstein. Perform a kitchen renovation, including closing off exterior door and extending cabinets at 50 Katydid Lane, Stamford. Estimated cost: $40,000. Filed Aug. 20.

Miro Builders Inc., Westport, contractor for Stamford Research Drive LLC and Newing LLC. Install new bathrooms and plumbing, rework walls, install new dropped ceiling, flooring and add two new overhead garage doors and awnings at 12 Research Drive, Stamford. Estimated cost: $200,000. Filed Aug. 27. Montanez, Anel, Stamford, contractor for Anel Montanez and Rosemary Montanez. Finish lower basement for storage room, gym room, entertainment and game room, wet bar and half bath at 93 Old Orchard Lane, Stamford. Estimated cost: $25,000. Filed Aug. 12. Nejame & Sons of Danbury LLC, Danbury, contractor for Julie A. Constantinides. Build in-ground swimming pool, filter, heater, LED lights and alarm and remove the existing deck at 47 Summit Ridge Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $62,950. Filed Aug. 9. Nicola, Tarzia, Stamford, contractor for Sheila J. Toner. Bump-out kitchen by three feet, construct bathroom with deck at 57 Tremont Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $N/A. Filed Aug. 9. Nu Face of Connecticut LLC, Plantsville, contractor for Steven R. Goodman. Install siding at 2473 Long Ridge Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $26,000. Filed Aug. 30. Perri, John R., Stamford, contractor for Joan Kendall. Install whole-house generator, add 4 propane tanks and run lines for pool heater, existing BBQ and new cooktop at 133 Echo Hill Drive, Stamford. Estimated cost: $25,649. Filed Aug. 11. Perry Verrone LLC, Pleasantville, New York, contractor for Steven M. Wolfe. Remove existing roof and replace at 94 Prudence Drive, Stamford. Estimated cost: $14,400. Filed Aug. 20. Pro Custom Solar LLC, South Plainfield, New Jersey, contractor for Dervil Gasner. Install rooftop rail-less solar modules at 35 Aberdeen St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $12,688. Filed Aug. 12. Progas LLC, Greenwich, contractor for Margaret E. Davies. Install a generator at 404 Vine Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $2,000. Filed Aug. 27.

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Facts & Figures Rakoczy Home Improvement LLC, Stamford, contractor for Wang Hongcheng. Renovate a fire-damaged studio unit by gutting affected areas, replace kitchen cabinets and appliances, repair sheetrock, bathroom walls tiles and fixtures, replace electrical outlets and switches and install five new replacement windows, flooring and trim at 22 Glenbrook Road, Unit 402, Stamford. Estimated cost: $26,000. Filed Aug. 26.

Devlin, Ryan J., et al, West Haven. Filed by Jeyson Hernandez, New Haven. Plaintiff’s attorney: Gillis & Gillis PC, New Haven. 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-21-6108303-S. Filed July 20.

Reeb, Christopher J., Norwalk, contractor for Ralph L. DePanfilis. Install a generator at 136 Winfield St., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed Aug. 24.

Dixon, John, Bridgeport. Filed by Julio Rodriguez, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Bradley Denkovich & Karayiannis PC, 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. FBT-CV-21-6108688-S. Filed Aug. 2.

Reeb, Christopher J., Norwalk, contractor for Donald R. Hegermiller. Install a generator at 4 Oakledge Circle, Norwalk. Estimated cost: $10,887. Filed Aug. 24. Reed Construction LLC, Stamford, contractor for Robert Hernandez and Melissa Laracuenta-Hernandez. Enclose walkway and add a bathroom at 43 Emma Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $30,000. Filed Aug. 2. S&W Building & Remodeling Incorporated Restoration Real Estate LLC, Stamford, contractor for Joseph Thomas and Kristina Caruso. Renovate existing bathroom and walk-in closet at 44 Idlewood Place, Stamford. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed Aug. 23. The Greyrock Companies LLC, Norwalk, contractor for RAP II LLC. Build a superstructure for 2 single-family residences at 125 Richards Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $724,000. Filed Aug. 26. The Renovators LLC, Norwalk, contractor for Walter T. Kees Jr. Remove existing kitchen cabinets and replace at 177 Silvermine Ave., Norwalk. Estimated cost: $66,660. Filed Aug. 24.

COURT CASES Bridgeport Superior Court

Foxboro Court Condominium Association Inc., Stamford. Filed by Erminia Lia, Stratford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Rodie & Rodie PC, Stratford. Action: The plaintiff was lawfully on the premises controlled by the defendant when she was caused to fall due to a faulty condition on the exterior stairs and railings. As a result, the plaintiff suffered 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-21-6108288-S. Filed July 20. Jones, Kara, et al, Bridgeport. Filed by Rosario Sparacio, Brooklyn, New York. Plaintiff’s attorney: Victor M. Ferrante, 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. FBT-CV-21-6108391-S. Filed July 21.

Danbury Superior Court

Christian, Peter J., Stamford. Filed by James Jean-Pierre, Stamford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Bruce J. Corrigan Jr. Law Office, Westport. 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-21-6108503-S. Filed July 26.


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Consigli Construction Company Inc., Stamford. Filed by Peter Laferriere, Terryville. Plaintiff’s attorney: Bruce Edward Newman, Bristol. Action: The plaintiff was working for the defendant subcontracting company, which was responsible for safety at the site. The plaintiff was on a ladder when another sub-contractor swept debris below him and he twisted his knee as a result of the distraction. The plaintiff suffered injuries allegedly caused by the negligence of the defendant. 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-216040275-S. Filed Aug. 11. Lepoutre, Theresa, et al, Bethel. Filed by Danbury Hospital, Danbury. Plaintiff’s attorney: Philip H. Monagan Law Offices, Waterbury. Action: The plaintiff provided hospital services and supplies to the defendant. However, the defendant has neglected or refused to pay the plaintiff, which has suffered monetary damages. 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. DBD-CV-21-6040020-S. Filed July 13.

Stamford Superior Court Abramowitz, Alena Danielle, New Canaan. Filed by Aniello Buono, Norwalk. Plaintiff’s attorney: Wofsey Rosen Kweskin & Kuriansky LLP, Stamford. 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. FSTCV-21-6052809-S. Filed July 26. Avalonbay Communities Inc., East Hartford. Filed by Lois Goldberg, Wilton. Plaintiff’s attorney: Adamucci LLC, Greenwich. Action: The plaintiff was on the premises controlled and maintained by the defendant when she tripped and fell and sustained injuries as the result of uneven surfaces. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs. Case no. FST-CV21-6052928-S. Filed Aug. 3.

Sullivan, Brian G., Wilton. Filed by Joshua A. Siegel, Wilton. Plaintiff’s attorney: Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC, 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. FSTCV-21-6052916-S. Filed Aug. 3.

Home Place Greenwich LLC, Greenwich Seller: Emma Strathy, et al, Greenwich. Property: 29 Home Place, Unit A, Greenwich. Amount: $1,050,000. Filed Aug. 20.

Martin, Elizabeth, et al, Westport. Filed by Gloria Patricia Ramirez, Norwalk. Plaintiff’s attorney: Berkowitz and Hanna LLC, Shelton. Action: The plaintiff was lawfully on the premises owned by the defendants walking her dog when she slipped due to the accumulation of ice. As a result, the plaintiff suffered 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-216052960-S. Filed Aug. 5.

Mallozzi, Paola, Stamford. Seller: Northwind Development LLC, Stamford. Property: 855 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Amount: $300,000. Filed Aug. 12.

DEEDS Commercial 276 Selleck Holdings LLC, Stamford. Seller: GA Real Estate LLC, Stamford. Property: 276 Selleck Ave., Stamford. Amount: $1,632,000. Filed Aug. 10. 63 Normandy Road LLC, Trumbull. Seller: Kevin Kelly, Stamford. Property: 138 New England Drive, Stamford. Amount: $690,000. Filed Aug. 9. Bing, Ethan Barclay and Elizabeth Richards Bing, Greenwich. Seller: 518 Round Hill Road LLC, White Plains, New York. Property: 516 Round Hill Road, Greenwich. Amount: $6,400,000. Filed Aug. 17.

Llewellyn, Tracey and John Llewellyn, Wilton. Seller: 253 Tuckahoe Lane LLC, Stamford. Property: 253 Tuckahoe Lane, Fairfield. Amount: $871,300. Filed Aug. 19.

Markov, Alexander and Shirley Markov, Greenwich Seller: Two Boys Investments LLC, Wilton. Property: Lot 5, Banks North Road, Fairfield. Amount: $1,581,000. Filed Aug. 16. Nebbia, Daniele and Laura Ricchiardi, Cos Cob. Seller: 15 Azalea Terrace LLC, Old Greenwich. Property: 15 Azalea Terrace, Cos Cob. Amount: $2,225,000. Filed Aug. 19. Operation MLC LLC, Stamford. Seller: Mary Ann Shanahan and Carl Shanahan, Stamford. Property: 280 Ocean Drive East, Stamford. Amount: $4,300,000. Filed Aug. 10. Portwood LLC, Stamford. Seller: Ronald J. Marchetti and Anita L. Marchetti, Ridgefield. Property: 5 Christiano St., Cos Cob. Amount: $880,000. Filed Aug. 19. Vazquez, John M. and Dominica Vazquez, Naples, Florida. Seller: Lubre 31 LLC, Naples, Florida. Property: 1505 Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield. Amount: $N/A. Filed Aug. 20.


Boldrighini, Jodie, Fairfield. Seller: A&B Royal Construction LLC, Milford. Property: 200 Harvester Road, Fairfield. Amount: $950,000. Filed Aug. 16.

A’Al, Nada Abdel, Fairfield. Seller: Sophia Leonida, Fairfield. Property: 44 Parkway, Fairfield. Amount: $N/A. Filed Aug. 16.

Carcaterra, Joseph, Stamford. Seller: Brooklyn Realty Holdings LLC, Brooklyn, New York. Property: 41 Walnut Ridge Court, Stamford. Amount: $1,149,000. Filed Aug. 12.

Amanat, Farzin F. and Suzanne M. Turner, South Orange, New Jersey. Seller: James Hahn and Tawn Hahn, Fairfield. Property: 307 Barberry Road, Fairfield. Amount: $N/A. Filed Aug. 19.

Carrie Construction Company Inc., Fairfield. Seller: Callan LLC, Norwalk. Property: 1240 Westport Turnpike, Fairfield. Amount: $10. Filed Aug. 16.

Basil, Mack and Grace Ilanjian, White Plains, New York. Seller: Parker Delmolino and Kyle Chapman, Fairfield. Property: 300 Broad St., Unit 801, Stamford. Amount: $283,000. Filed Aug. 9.

Burwick, Joshua, Worcester, Massachusetts. Seller: Douglas DeGennaro and Christina DeGennaro, Fairfield. Property: 171 Paddock Hill Lane, Unit 30, Fairfield. Amount: $1,400,000. Filed Aug. 18. Case, Amanda D., Fairfield. Seller: Daniel G. Arnold and Amy J. Arnold, Redding. Property: 133 Brookview Ave., Fairfield. Amount: $650,000. Filed Aug. 19. Choudhary, Manish and Ruchita Chajed, Greenwich. Seller: Josh L. Becker and Elizabeth A. Becker, Greenwich. Property: 74 Summit Road, Greenwich. Amount: $3,205,000. Filed Aug. 17. Cohen, Seth and Torie Cohen, Stamford. Seller: Jonathan E. Zurita, Stamford. Property: Building 38, Unit S, Chesterfield Expandable Condominium, Stamford. Amount: $575,000. Filed Aug. 13. Cullen, Brian J., Old Greenwich. Seller: Ibrahim Kara, Jersey City, New Jersey. Property: 35 Edgewater Drive, Old Greenwich. Amount: $1,262,000. Filed Aug. 18. Cyr, Christopher and Susannah Engstrom, Chicago, Illinois. Seller: Jorge Gomez and Sarah Gomez, Fairfield. Property: 1195 Valley Road, Fairfield. Amount: $800,000. Filed Aug. 18. Donald-Grove, Catherine and Nicholas Grove, Greenwich Seller: Cara Howe Santoro and Jeffrey Edward Santoro, Greenwich. Property: 24 Indian Field Road, Greenwich. Amount: $N/A. Filed Aug. 19. Edmondson, Scott Ferrol and Elizabeth Edmondson, Fairfield. Seller: Brett J. Steininger and Elizabeth V. Steininger, Fairfield. Property: 70 Patrick Drive, Fairfield. Amount: $900,000. Filed Aug. 20. Friedson, Ronald S., Westport. Seller: Victor M. Citalan and Alba M. Citalan, Milford. Property: 1510 Kings Highway, Fairfield. Amount: $320,000. Filed Aug. 19. Frigo, Charles A. and Jaclyn Emily Cortina, Bridgeport. Seller: Benjamin J. Abbott and Mika Abbott, Dulles, Virginia. Property: 197 Bridge St., Unit 5, Stamford. Amount: $355,000. Filed Aug. 11. Galagoza, Andrii, Stamford. Seller: Milagros Aromi, Stamford. Property: 26 Highview Ave., Unit D, Stamford. Amount: $355,000. Filed Aug. 9.

Facts & Figures Gisby, Michael and Kathleen Gisby, Fairfield. Seller: Mark J. Cirilli and Lisa T. Cirilli, Fairfield. Property: 545 Rowland Road, Fairfield. Amount: $3,200,000. Filed Aug. 16. Goodman, Paul and Rebecca Paige Howell, Stamford. Seller: Keith Rodriguez and Yvette Rodriguez, Land of Lakes, Florida. Property: 850 E. Main St., Unit 522, Stamford. Amount: $476,000. Filed Aug. 12. Hermawan, Rudi and Yukiko Hermawan, New York, New York. Seller: Jason Sable, Greenwich. Property: 14 Buckingham Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $1,623,000. Filed Aug. 20. Horvath, Wesley W., Southport. Seller: Janet B. Stapleton and Walter G. Stapleton, Fairfield. Property: 53 Milton St., Fairfield. Amount: $690,000. Filed Aug. 17. Jakubowicz, Jonathan, New Canaan. Seller: Stephanie Selina Newby, Cos Cob. Property: 665 River Road, Cos Cob. Amount: $3,535,000. Filed Aug. 16. James, Loretta, Old Greenwich. Seller: Loretta P. James, Greenwich. Property: 6 St. Claire Ave., Old Greenwich. Amount: $1. Filed Aug. 19. Jenkins III, Arthur L., Greenwich Seller: Robert Rubenstein and Karen T. Rubenstein, Riverside. Property: 8 Cathlow Drive, Riverside. Amount: $4,800,000. Filed Aug. 20. Jucius, Annabella M. and Matthew C. Jucius, Wayland, Maryland. Seller: Nancy J. Case and James R. Case, Old Greenwich. Property: 9 Center Road, Old Greenwich. Amount: $2,250,000. Filed Aug. 16. Knapp, Arielle, Stamford. Seller: Damien N. Cooke and Roxana Cooke, Stamford. Property: 65 Seaside Ave., Unit 5, Stamford. Amount: $660,000. Filed Aug. 13.

Liu, Hongbo and Lanbo Zou, Stamford. Seller: Lillian Mary Intrieri, Stamford. Property: 99 Westover Lane, Stamford. Amount: $718,575. Filed Aug. 20. Main, Elizabeth Collins, New Canaan. Seller: Langdon A. Cook III and Kathleen M. Cook, Stamford. Property: 8 Whittaker St., Stamford. Amount: $910,000. Filed Aug. 13. Mainiero, Nicholas and Jessica Mainiero, Wilton. Seller: Jeffrey Charles Seymour, Fairfield. Property: 91 Quincy St., Fairfield. Amount: $1,100,000. Filed Aug. 20. Marshall, Ronald, Fairfield. Seller: Mark F. Herron and Karen E. Herron, Fairfield. Property: 80 Fleming Lane, Fairfield. Amount: $2,432,268. Filed Aug. 17. McFadyen, Jacqueline C. and John R. McFadyen, New Haven. Seller: Kathleen C. Gausepohl and John A. Gausepohl, Fairfield. Property: 249 Beach Road, Fairfield. Amount: $1,642,000. Filed Aug. 16. Moylan Jr., William J., Stamford. Seller: Nasser Agoora and Michele Wargo, Stamford. Property: 60 Strawberry Hill Ave., Unit 311, Stamford. Amount: $117,500. Filed Aug. 9. Rahman, Masudur and Tahsin Jahan, Stamford. Seller: Christopher J. Stack and Julie Choi, Stamford. Property: 22 Catoona Lane, Stamford. Amount: $570,000. Filed Aug. 10. Ryan, Jean Louise and Peter F. Anderson, Stamford. Seller: Peter F. Anderson, Stamford. Property: 22 Ely Pace, Stamford. Amount: $10. Filed Aug. 13. Salim, Mohammed and Fahima Yesmin Salim, Bronx, New York. Seller: Peter Scrofani, Stamford. Property: 55 Plymouth Road, Stamford. Amount: $650,000. Filed Aug. 10.

Sewell, Robert and Andrea Navedo, Riverside. Seller: Jason Michael Baker and Theresa Lee Baker, Stamford. Property: 50 Westover Ave., Stamford. Amount: $1,429,625. Filed Aug. 11. Shafer, Zachary David and Meredith Edelle Shafer, Plymouth, Minnesota. Seller: Jonathan H. Grutzner and Julie E. Gretzner, Fairfield. Property: 141 Samp Mortar Drive, Fairfield. Amount: $816,000. Filed Aug. 18. Shuter, Michalina and Avishai Shuter, Bronx, New York. Seller: Wei Huang and Yanan Liu, Stamford. Property: 16 Woods End Road, Stamford. Amount: $750,000. Filed Aug. 11. Smith, Erica Patrice, Dallas, Texas. Seller: Brianna S. Siegel and Gregory C. Jackson, Stamford. Property: 35 W. Broad St., Unit 311, Stamford. Amount: $395,000. Filed Aug. 13. Staal, Marc E., Greenwich Seller: Janice Streitmatter, Riverside. Property: 56 Winthrop Drive, Riverside. Amount: $N/A. Filed Aug. 16. Sung, Kevin and Mei Wah Yip, Stamford. Seller: Rosemary E. Steiner, Riverside. Property: 6 Old Orchard Road, Greenwich. Amount: $637,500. Filed Aug. 17. Thorman, Walter and Victoria Thorman, Old Greenwich. Seller: Cynthia Catterson, Old Greenwich. Property: 47 Harding Road, Old Greenwich. Amount: $2,233,322. Filed Aug. 17. Turchin, Andrew J. and Charlotte A. Gutmann, Greenwich Seller: Leslie Attubato, Greenwich. Property: 105 Hamilton Ave., Unit 12, Greenwich. Amount: $1,150,000. Filed Aug. 18. Vaccaro, Joseph and Courtney E. Vaccaro, Ramsey, New Jersey. Seller: Gregory L. Page and Eleanor M. Page, Fairfield. Property: 193 Half Mile Road, Southport. Amount: $1,375,000. Filed Aug. 17.

Valente, Greg, Westport. Seller: Mary Anne Heine, Fairfield. Property: 762 Hillside Road, Fairfield. Amount: $1,136,000. Filed Aug. 20.

Eve & White Properties Inc., 2856 Long Ridge Road, Stamford. $239,467, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 3.

Williams, Dexter and Stephanie Williams, 237 Long Ridge Road, Stamford. $2,322, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 24.

Ward, Peter H. and Kerene Ward, Stamford. Seller: Peter H. Ward, Stamford. Property: 34 Tupper Drive, Stamford. Amount: $10. Filed Aug. 10.

Hilltop Securitization LLC, 64 Wall St., Norwalk. $23,949, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 31.


Wong-Miller, Andrea, et al, Brooklyn, New York. Seller: Brian Johnson and Katherine Johnson, Riverside. Property: 44 Bonwit Road, Riverside. Amount: $1,750,000. Filed Aug. 18. Zambrano, Maria, Verplanck, New York. Seller: Francisco Jose Gomez and Alejandra Martinez, Pembroke Pines, Florida. Property: 37 Sheephill Road, Unit 7, Riverside. Amount: $670,000. Filed Aug. 19.

LIENS Federal Tax Liens Filed

Holian, Stephen J., 35 Orchard St., Apt. 1, Norwalk. $17,655, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 16. Kemp, Joseph, 15 Hanover St., Stamford. $27,261, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 17. Langan, Robert, 74 Elm St., Danbury. $86,960, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 3. Larson, Eric C., 326 Bennett St., Fairfield. $7,289, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 5. Luczkowski, Marek and Natalia Dzialoszewska, 44 Beach Hill Road, Trumbull. $7,506, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 17.

Ambrose, Keith, 84 Whisconier Road, Brookfield. $63,978, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 3.

Mance, Glenn, 96 Glenbrook Road, Stamford. $3,201, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 3.

Azarian, Gary A. and Jacqueline Azarian, 192 Hawthorne Drive, Fairfield. $8,585, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 5.

McDonald, Elizabeth, 167 Mountain Road, Ridgefield. $3,697, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 3.

Big Apple Smoothie LLC, 1508 Hope St., Stamford. $16,827, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 31.

Norena, Alonso, 94 Cutspring Road, Stratford. $10,867, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 3.

Casher, Scott, 356 Jackman Ave., Fairfield. $71,825, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 16.

Partner Reinsurance Company of the US, 200 First Stamford Place, Suite 4, Stamford. $21,508, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 10.

Damico, Elizabeth, 20 Stanton Drive, Stamford. $16,041, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 17.

Pinto Pools Inc., 346 Thunder Hill Drive, Stamford. $10,304, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 31.

Esquibel, Juan Manuel, 43 Dale St., Stamford. $17,678, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 31.

Walsh, Jessica, 472 Pine Creek Ave., Fairfield. $50,000, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 3.



11 Laugh LLC, Greenwich. Filed by Frankel & Berg, Norwalk, for Greenwich Towers Condominium Association Inc. Property: 11-15 Lafayette Court, Unit 11-6A, Greenwich. Action: foreclose defendant’s mortgage. Filed Aug. 25. Durante Jr., Fred N., et al, Greenwich. Filed by Bendett & McHugh PC, Farmington, for The Bank of New York Mellon. Property: 328 Palmer Hill Road, Greenwich. Action: foreclose defendants’ mortgage. Filed Aug. 6. Gettinger, Catherine, et al, Greenwich. Filed by Ivey, Barnum & O’Mara LLC, Greenwich, for Redwood Construction & Consulting LLC. Property: 45 Londonderry Drive, Greenwich. Action: foreclose defendants’ mortgage. Filed July 27. Midland Funding LLC, Greenwich. Filed by Bendett & McHugh PC, Farmington, for The Bank of New York Mellon. Property: 282 Bruce Park Ave., Unit 2, Greenwich. Action: foreclose defendant’s mortgage. Filed Sep. 8. Spadaro, Anthony, et al, Stamford. Filed by The Reilly Law Firm LLC, Ridgefield, for Philip Spadaro. Property: 36 Center Drive, Old Greenwich. Action: foreclose defendants’ mortgage. Filed July 26.

MORTGAGES Alston Jr, Willis A. and Jessy S. Argueta Garay, Greenwich, by Stephen J. Carriero. Lender: LLC, 26642 Towne Centre Drive, Foothill Ranch, California. Property: 16 Concord St., Greenwich. Amount: $783,424. Filed Aug. 12.

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Facts & Figures Bae, Stephen F. and Elizabeth C. Bae, Fairfield, by Gina Marie Davila. Lender: Webster Bank NA, 145 Bank St., Waterbury. Property: 2444 Bronson Road, Fairfield. Amount: $250,000. Filed Aug. 10. Byrne, Kenneth G. and Catherine G. Byrne, Stamford, by Emmet P. Hibson. Lender: US Bank National Association, 4801 Frederica St., Owensboro, Kentucky. Property: 144 Woodbury Ave., Stamford. Amount: $217,000. Filed Aug. 10. Cardell, John and Cecilia Cardell, Fairfield, by Gary R. Khachian. Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 1111 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 461 Valley Road, Fairfield. Amount: $480,000. Filed Aug. 11. Casturo, Don J. and Tiffany A. Burnette, Greenwich, by Jeremy E. Kaye. Lender: First Republic Bank, 111 Pine St., San Francisco, California. Property: 135 Field Point Circle, Greenwich. Amount: $5,000,000. Filed Aug. 11. Claasen, William J. and Jacqueline A. Claasen, Stamford, by Sarah F. Summons. Lender: KeyBank National Association, 127 Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio. Property: 61 Albin Road, Stamford. Amount: $297,000. Filed Aug. 6. Correa, Catherine T. and John Grey Correa, Fairfield, by Joseph P. Sargent. Lender: Webster Bank NA, 145 Bank St., Waterbury. Property: 25 Millspaugh Drive, Fairfield. Amount: $300,000. Filed Aug. 9. Ellenbogen, Richard and Debra Weissman, Greenwich, by Gary R. Khachian. Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 1111 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 30 Sinawoy Road, Cos Cob. Amount: $500,000. Filed Aug. 12. Galagoza, Andrii, Stamford, by Gillian Ingraham. Lender: Warshaw Capital LLC, 2777 Summer St., Suite 306, Stamford. Property: 26 Highview Ave., Apt. D, Stamford. Amount: $284,000. Filed Aug. 9.


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Gutierrez Gallardo, Oscar M. and Valeria Gutierrez, Greenwich, by Lucy A. Stuart. Lender: TD Bank NA, 2035 Limestone Road, Wilmington, Delaware. Property: 18 Tomney Road, Greenwich. Amount: $185,424. Filed Aug. 9.

McKee, Parker and Llewellyn Lane Ernest McKee, Greenwich, by Brittany Young Lender: Wells Fargo Bank NA, 101 N. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Property: 9 Tomney Road, Greenwich. Amount: $2,280,000. Filed Aug. 11.

Raabe, Brian J. and Rachel G. Overton, Old Greenwich, by Robert V. Stein. Lender: Webster Bank NA, 145 Bank St., Waterbury. Property: 7 Oak Lane, Old Greenwich. Amount: $500,000. Filed Aug. 10.

Veneziano, Roxane, Stamford, by Cynthia M. Salemme-Riccio. Lender: Newrez LLC, 1100 Virginia Drive, Suite 125, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. Property: 1360 Shippan Ave., Stamford. Amount: $440,000. Filed Aug. 12.

Hoffman, Erica, Fairfield, by N/A. Lender: Amerisave Mortgage Corp., 8 Piedmont Center, Suite 600, Atlanta, Georgia. Property: 232 Ronald Drive, Fairfield. Amount: $376,000. Filed Aug. 12.

Medernach, Austin and Colleen Medernach, Stamford, by Dorothy Scott. Lender: Semper Home Loans Inc., 225 Dupon Drive, Providence, Rhode Island. Property: 29 Merriland Road, Stamford. Amount: $491,500. Filed Aug. 11.

Rahman, Masudur and Tahsin Jahan Morin, Stamford, by Jennifer K. Wysocki. Lender: First World Mortgage Corp., 127 Prospect Ave., West Hartford. Property: 22 Catoona Lane, Stamford. Amount: $544,362. Filed Aug. 10.

Virmani, Rohan and Tess C. Virmani, Greenwich, by Joshua F. Gilman. Lender: Morgan Stanley Private Bank, 4270 Ivy Pointe Blvd., Suite 400, Cincinnati, Ohio. Property: 77 Sawmill Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $1,342,000. Filed Aug. 10.

Milo, J. Raymond and Patricia L. Milo, Stamford, by Scott Rogalski. Lender: Freedom Mortgage Corp., 951 Yamato Road, Suite 175, Boca Raton, Florida. Property: 966 Westover Road, Stamford. Amount: $543,857. Filed Aug. 11.

Roberts, Norman A. and Freda K. Roberts, Fairfield, by Janet P. Sandella. Lender: The Guilford Savings Bank, 1 Park St., Guilford. Property: 1210 S. Pine Creek Road, Fairfield. Amount: $250,000. Filed Aug. 10.


Molina, Adriana Maria, Stamford, by Mayra M. Rios. Lender: Savings Bank of Danbury, 220 Main St., Danbury. Property: 111 Holcomb Ave., Stamford. Amount: $373,500. Filed Aug. 9.

Rodriguez, Claudia, Stamford, by M. Kathleen Beatley. Lender: United Nations Federal Credit Union, 2401 44th Road, Long Island City, New York. Property: 25 Forest St., Apt. 4F, Stamford. Amount: $165,000. Filed Aug. 6.

Joelson, Andrew C. and Ekaterina A. Geltser, Stamford, by John A. Cassone. Lender: Guaranteed Rate Inc., 3940 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, Illinois. Property: 51 Vincent Ave., Stamford. Amount: $769,000. Filed Aug. 6. Johnson, Kathy Anita and Charles S. Johnson, Fairfield, by Herbert Mendelsohn. Lender: Quicken Loans LLC, 1050 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Michigan. Property: 1308 Stillson Road, Fairfield. Amount: $135,000. Filed Aug. 11. Koller, Craig S. and Angelica Koller, Stamford, by Jeffrey G. Lane. Lender: Newrez LLC, 1100 Virginia Drive, Suite 125, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. Property: 320 Strawberry Hill Ave., Unit 21, Stamford. Amount: $261,500. Filed Aug. 12. Lotty, Kathleen M., Fairfield, by Wayne R. Sharnick. Lender: TD Bank NA, 2035 Limestone Road, Wilmington, Delaware. Property: 245 Unquowa Road, Unit 108, Fairfield. Amount: $251,000. Filed Aug. 10. Marks, Jonathan P., Stamford, by Donald E. Wetmore. Lender: PHH Mortgage Corp., 1 Mortgage Way, Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Property: 11 Cady St., Stamford. Amount: $366,600. Filed Aug. 6. Mathur, Vikas and Madhu Mathur, Greenwich, by Kathleen S. Mass. Lender: Bank of America NA, 101 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, North Carolina. Property: 104 River West, Greenwich. Amount: $306,500. Filed Aug. 9.



Mollica, Frank C., Fairfield, by Andrew S. Gale. Lender: LLC, 26642 Towne Centre Drive, Foothill Ranch, California. Property: 90 Pine Ridge Road, Fairfield. Amount: $393,150. Filed Aug. 12.

Ryan, William Joseph and Alisa R. Ryan, Fairfield, by Cynthia M. Salemme-Riccio. Lender: Quicken Loans LLC, 1050 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Michigan. Property: 15 Warner Hill Road, Southport. Amount: $860,000. Filed Aug. 11.

Monzon-Sandoval, Marvin David and Ingrid X. Monzon-Sandoval, Stamford, by Matthew V. Bertolino. Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 1111 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 1 Hartford Ave., Stamford. Amount: $462,513. Filed Aug. 11.

Salim, Mohammed and Farida Y. Salim, Stamford, by Alexandra Casabianca. Lender: Envoy Mortgage LTD, 10496 Katy Freeway, Suite 250, Houston, Texas. Property: 55 Plymouth Road, Stamford. Amount: $487,500. Filed Aug. 10.

Perman, Michael and Lainie Perman, Fairfield, by Marshall J. Touponse. Lender: Wells Fargo Bank NA, 101 N. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Property: 118 Valley Circle, Fairfield. Amount: $548,000. Filed Aug. 9.

Syamanur, Ashwini and Murali Chegu, Stamford, by Michael J. Colk. Lender: LLC, 26642 Towne Centre Drive, Foothill Ranch, California. Property: 67 Riverside Ave., Stamford. Amount: $270,000. Filed Aug. 9.

Pitts, David M.F. and Danielle M. Pitts, Fairfield, by Descera Daigle. Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 1111 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 75 Meeting House Lane, Fairfield. Amount: $2,360,000. Filed Aug. 12.

Testani, Mark L., Fairfield, by Stanton R. Lesset. Lender: 81 Webster Street Associates LLC, 770 Woodend Road, Stratford. Property: 81 Webster St., Fairfield. Amount: $125,000. Filed Aug. 9.

Bella’s Sweet Treats LLC, 21 Rachelle Ave., Stamford 06905, c/o Alison Arita. Filed Aug. 13. Electric Finez Corp, 28 Congress St., Stamford 06902, c/o Cesar Perdomo. Filed Aug. 12. Empowered Path Therapy, 111 Main St., Stamford 06902, c/o Jarlene Cabrera. Filed Aug. 13. Fit & fitted, 1283 Hope St., Apt. 5, Stamford 06907, c/o Luciana Rodriguez Martinez. Filed Aug. 19. Gs. Woodworks, 52 Aeden Lane, Stamford 06905, c/o Greg Smith. Filed Aug. 10. James Way, 133 Monterey Place, Building 9, Apt. 100, Norwalk 06854, c/o Olasanmi Adetunji James. Filed Aug. 30. JD Sports 1124, 100 N. Water St., Norwalk 06854, c/o Ed Wilhelm. Filed Aug. 23. Jh Greener Cleaning Services, 108 Seaside Ave., Unit 1, Stamford 06902, c/o Jhelma C. Perez. Filed Aug. 16. Kafe Kinky, 101 Merritt 7, Suite 300, Norwalk 06851, c/o CB Boutiques LLC. Filed Aug. 24. New Life Church, 146 Main St., Norwalk 06851, c/o Charlot Rutho. Filed Aug. 24.

Oak and Bark, 880 Pacific St., Stamford 06902, c/o Caroline Murphy. Filed Aug. 12. Pre-Innovations, 175 Atlantic St., Suite 203, Stamford 06901, c/o Nousium LLC. Filed Aug. 13. Preround, 175 Atlantic St., Suite 201, Stamford 06901, c/o Nousium LLC. Filed Aug. 13. Stone Solutions, 1 Tarone Drive, Norwalk 06851, c/o Romanello Daniel Michael DBA. Filed Aug. 23. Tacos & Quesadillas LLC, 28 Alden St., Stamford 06902, c/o Pablo Romero Gutierrez. Filed Aug. 20. Thanks Dad, 2 Lyncrest Drive, Norwalk 06851, c/o Glorianna Restrepo. Filed Aug. 24. The First Bank of Greenwich, 900 Summer St., Stamford 06905, c/o First Greenwich Mortgage Company. Filed Aug. 16. The Lila Rose, 121 Towne St., Unit 6, Stamford 06902, c/o Juan Henao. Filed Aug. 10. Third Place, 575 Pacific St., Stamford 06902, c/o Half Full Brewery Inc. Filed Aug. 19. Three Diamonds Jewelry Designer, 44 Dolsen Place, Stamford 06901, c/o Ivonne Gallegos. Filed Aug. 6.

PATENTS Flexible couplings with multimode diaphragm pairs. Patent no. 11,131,347 issued to Bertrand Howard, et al. Assigned to Sikorsky, Stratford.

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The East Village Comes to Verplanck



by Janet Langsam, ArtsWestchester CEO

KinoSaito (photo credit: Jody Kivort)

For just a few moments, it felt much like a time warp, in which I was to unlikely places, where artists are usually on the hunt for affordable back in the Sixties in the East Village searching for some abandoned large open spaces to accommodate large-scale works of art. Thus church or obscure place where there it was fortuitous that Kikuo Saito and was an arts happening going on. It his wife Mikiko Ino, in 2013, happened Serendipity has always been was always some hard-to-find place upon the St. Patrick's School that was like the one in Verplank, NY, which just abandoned by the archdiocese in 1991. a characteristic of artists' opened its doors to the public. The brick The school had been a fixture in the migration to unlikely places..." building was squeezed among the rows town since 1921. One might speculate of clapboard houses. I trudged there on that the work of an abstract painter a Friday night, curious to see how the would be somewhat of an anomaly in arts were settling into this rural setting in which factory workers in the this factory town, where generations of Italian families have lived brick industry made their homes there for many generations. and prospered. But that was not the case, according to Beth Venn, Serendipity has always been a characteristic of artists' migration the Executive Director of the KinoSaito Art Center, who said that




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Painting as Performance/Performance as Painting exhibition on view in KinoSaito's gallery (photo credit: Jody Kivort)

neighbors eagerly welcomed the couple from SoHo as the saviors of their beloved alma mater. Many generations of Italians in the community had attended and graduated from St. Patrick's School, and they were happy that it was being saved for a good purpose. For a time, until he died in 2016, Kikuo used the school as a studio, second only to his New York City digs. After his passing, the couple's dream of building a residency program in the burbs, where artists could come to replenish their artistic wells, was carried out by Mikiko with board members of the newly established arts center: writer Josh Cohen and Sarah Strauss, an architect whom Kikuo mentored. The renovated arts center now houses two large art galleries, a multipurpose performance space, two studios, a classroom and a café. Kikuo Saito was a well-known abstract painter who was prominent in the art scene in the Seventies, having worked as an assistant to

such renowned artists as Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland and Larry Poons. His abstract painting led him to the theater, and he was soon very well known as a set designer working closely with Ellen Stewart, founder of the LaMaMa Experimental Theater in the East Village. Kikuo was born and schooled in Tokyo, Japan, and came to New York in 1966, as did many abstract expressionist painters. Exhibitions Painting as Performance / Performance as Painting and Cloud Paintings, both on view through November 15, feature some of Kikuo Saito's mature work, which is sparse and minimal, textural and interrupted lyrically with gestural strokes of color. Whether Verplank will become the new Bushwick, only time will tell. However, for a taste of the New York arts scene, find your way to 7th Street in Verplank. Bring along your GPS, and if you get lost, you can always drop in at the Café Paradiso, which locals tout as the best pizza in town.

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KinoSaito Art Center’s theater space (photo credit:Jody Kivort)





We’re in the Happiness Business.

Emelin Theatre Reopens by Michelle Falkenstein On March 11, 2020, the Emelin Theatre’s film club presented The Truth, a French flick starring Catherine Deneuve as an aging actress whose newly published autobiography leads to a reckoning with her daughter, played by Juliette Binoche. It was the last public event staged at the Mamaroneckbased Emelin before they were forced to close due to the pandemic.

“When COVID first hit, we said 'let’s give it two or three weeks and see if everything will go back to normal,'” says Executive Director Elliot Fox. Two or three weeks became May, then the fall, and eventually a whole lot more. “We cancelled 45 events post-March 11,” Fox says. “That was painful.” The good news is that many of the shows have been




rescheduled for the venue’s upcoming fall season, which begins on Oct. 14 with a perennial Emelin favorite: singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb.

sound systems were improved, as was the backstage area for the artists. “These were necessary upgrades,” says Fox. “We took advantage of the dark times.” Fox says he wishes he could be more optimistic about the future, but coronavirus variants like Delta have him spooked. “We’re not selling tickets based on celebrity status,” he says. We’re trying to do our best to be “We have very limited sales for our October events and in the supportive of the artists—nobody past, some of these shows would have sold out with relative ease.” gets paid if there are no shows.” Still, Fox says that even with all of the uncertainty, the Emelin, like the rest of the live-entertainment industry, must continue to - Elliot Fox, Executive Director, Emelin Theatre look forward. “We have to take a deep breath, stay cool and be flexible on how we’re going to approach tomorrow,” he says. “We must Fox says he’s also looking forward to performances by be responsible, make solid choices and continue to serve this multi-platinum recording artist Joan Osborne on Nov. 11; Israeli community and our fan base.” guitarist David Broza, who will be joined by the Cuban band Trio Havana, on Oct. 30; legendary rocker Jim Messina, half of Loggins & Messina and bassist for Buffalo Springfield, on Nov. 13; and bluegrass duo The Gibson Brothers, who will kick off the Emelin’s 39th bluegrass season on Dec. 10. There are currently 13 events overall on the calendar. “I’m excited by our new season, having been the primary booker,” Fox says with a laugh. The Emelin has strict protocols in place for its audience, which include showing proof of vaccination and wearing masks. Its film club’s fall season is streaming only for now, but Fox says they will consider a move to in-person if conditions improve. “We’re trying to do our best to be supportive of the artists—nobody gets paid if there are no shows,” he says. “We’re in the happiness business, and when we can’t do that because of events that are out of our control, it’s upsetting.” The Emelin tried to make the best of its pandemic downtime. They offered virtual performances through livestreaming and hosted private third-party events, corporate meetings and band rehearsals. They also refreshed the theater with new carpeting, a paint job and new seats, which were reduced to 267 from 275 in order to improve accessibility and comfort. The lighting and LEFT PAGE: We Banjo 3 (photo credit: Seth Lockard Photography) and Bria Skonberg (photo courtesy of Emelin Theatre) / RIGHT PAGE: Artie Tobia (photo credit: Amy Kerwin)





Battling the Winter Blues

with Caramoor by Mary Alice Franklin, ArtsNews Editor

Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts grabs the winter blues by the horns and presents a new season that will usher fans through the holidays and into spring. For one, all fall and winter events, which range from period-instrument ensembles to an afternoon spot of tea, take place in the historic Rosen House, among the Gothic tapestries and stained glass of the intimate Music Room. As new President and CEO Edward J. Lewis III explains it, the organization has “curated a vibrant genre-spanning program of established masters and emerging artists.” Not only that, the lineup also includes “education programs that mentor the next generation of musical stars [as well as] multicultural, sensory-friendly family events that invite everyone to enjoy the music.” Guitarist and singer Raul Midón, who has collaborated with everyone from Herbie Hancock to Snoop Dogg, brings jazz, pop and Latin flavors to his October 1 performance. Broadway star and Tony Award-nominee Kate Baldwin will sing from the American Songbook during a benefit concert on October 23. English Concert performs an all-Vivaldi program with period-appropriate instruments on November 19 while Grammy Award-nominated vocalist Jazzmeia Horn fuses jazz and R&B into her April 30 set. All events will have safety protocols in place based on recent recommended health guidelines. Though Caramoor’s Ernst Stiefel String Quartetin-Residence, Callisto Quartet began its residency in the fall of last year, the group will remain in residence for another fall and spring “to compensate for missed opportunities during the pandemic.” Callisto will make up for lost time swiftly – with two world premieres that were commissioned by the quartet from rising young composers: November 7 and April 3. Piano reigns king this season, with three programs that focus on tickling the ivories. British pianist Stephen Hough, the first classical performer to be awarded a MacArthur

Fellowship on November 14; pianist Michelle Cann, who champions the music of Florence Price, on March 20; and Brad Mehldau, whose jazz roots will shine as he injects improvisation into his solo concert on April 14. The season continues with other jazz, roots and classical concerts, in addition to family events like Grammy Award-winning children’s performer Dan Zanes, and holiday concerts like the a cappella vocal quartet New York Polyphony. The organization will also continue to embrace its mentorship programs: Evnin Rising Stars, which coaches chamber musicians, and Schwab Vocal Rising Stars, which trains emerging singers.

Raul Midón (photo credit: Samuel Prather, courtesy of Caramoor)




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The Journey to

A Standing Witness

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When Grammy Award-winning composer Richard Danielpour told long-time collaborator Michael Boriskin his idea of writing a work about the past 50 years of American history, Boriskin, who is Artistic and Executive Director of Music From Copland House, told Danielpour that they would commission the work. The project was quickly selected for support by Music Accord, an industry consortium of toptier American concert presenters. So began the journey of creating A Standing Witness, a cycle of fifteen songs written by Danielpour with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. Though A Standing Witness had a delayed premiere due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will finally reach audiences around the country beginning this month. According to Boriskin, Danielpour has written for every major American orchestra and ensemble over the past three decades. He also notes that Dove, who “enthusiastically agreed [to collaborate on the piece]…has been an astute, fiercely independent commentator on the American experience.” The duo wrote A Standing Witness for a mezzo-soprano – in this

case, renowned opera star Susan Graham – and a chamber ensemble, Music From Copland House. Boriskin explains: “Having two of America's foremost creative artists collaborate on a major work for us is an immense honor and a real recognition of the Music from Copland House ensemble's place on the U.S. musical scene.” The 65-minute retrospective looks at pivotal moments in American history from social, political and cultural standpoints, broken into multiple parts. Part One begins with 1968, a year that saw, among other things, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy. Part Two includes the moon landing, the Woodstock music festival, Watergate and more. Part Three takes a look at more recent events, like the AIDS epidemic and the attacks on 9/11. Dove’s text for the project was just published in her new poetry collection, Playlist for the Apocalypse, and multiple performances of A Standing Witness will take place this year and next at locations across the country, including the Kennedy Center, Tanglewood, the University of Chicago, and more.





Fall Arrives W the Pumpkin by Mary Alice Franklin, ArtsNews Editor

When pumpkins take over Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, it’s a sure sign that fall has arrived. Every year, Historic Hudson Valley (HHV) ushers in the season with thousands of hand-carved and illuminated jack o’lanterns displayed in elaborate installations along the Manor’s grounds. It’s all for the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze. Now in its seventeenth year, the small team at HHV is still coming up with ideas. Included this year is a new immersive river walkthrough experience and a New York City streetscape. Not to worry, the perennial favorites of returning visitors make an appearance as well, including the Statue of Liberty and the Pumpkin Planetarium. In fact, the task is quite a feat for Creative Director Michael Natiello, who directs the group of professional carvers – only about a dozen in all, according to Rob Schweitzer, HHV’s VP of Communications & Commerce. Schweitzer explains: “Some of them are folks with supernatural carving talent who happened to already work for HHV, and others are local visual artists who we’ve connected with over the years.” The pumpkins are the show pony for a program that is rounded out with professional lighting and music to set the spooky mood. These details require a great number of logistics and technicalities behind the scenes. Luckily, Schweitzer says that they work with “superbly talented lighting designers” who “assist with the technical nuts and bolts of rigging lights, running power to various locations and providing the most efficient and effective way to add professional lighting polish to the work [they] do,” all while being mindful not to overpower the installations. TOP: Celtic knots pumpkin installation at The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze (photo credit: Tom Nycz for Historic Hudson Valley) BOTTOM: (photo courtesy of Historic Hudson Valley)



With ns As for the distant clip-clop of the headless horseman’s gallop and the eerie reverberation of ghosts of Halloween past? That’s the handiwork of SiriusXM radio personality Richard Christy. The musician worked closely with Schweitzer and Natiello to create an all-original soundtrack custom-built for the Blaze that contributes to the overall experience of guests throughout the season.

The task is quite a feat for Creative Director Michael Natiello, who directs the group of professional carvers – only about a dozen in all…” To keep health and safety considerations top of mind, all events are limited capacity and by advance purchase only, which reduces staff-visitor touch-points. However, even despite the pandemic, HHV managed to launch a second location of the Blaze last year. It's a new tradition that continues in 2021 at another historic location: Old Bethpage Village Restoration in Long Island. There, visitors can see additional larger-thanlife pumpkin displays. New this year are an 80-foot circus train and sea monster. Blaze: Long Island runs through November 7 while Blaze: Hudson Valley runs through November 21. The program raises money for the organization’s educational programs, which bring American history to life through immersive programs designed for a range of grade levels and subjects.

Statue of Liberty pumpkin installation at The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze (photo credit: Tom Nycz for Historic Husdon Valley)






Yvette Ganier and Courtney Thomas star in The October Storm (photo credit: Rana Faure)



Hudson Stage Company Premieres

THE OCTOBER STORM by Rocio De La Roca Last spring, Hudson Stage Company (HSC) was just two weeks away from commencing rehearsals for a new production when it decided to shut down due to the COVID19 pandemic. Undeterred by the many challenges that came with closing, the Company will now reopen its doors at Whippoorwill Theatre at North Castle Public Library this month. HSC will kick off its new season with the same production intended for last year — The October Storm, by playwright Joshua Allen, who was also a writer and co-executive producer for the Emmy Award-winning Fox TV series, Empire.

...the Company’s goal is to 'not just survive, but thrive in the aftermath of this pandemic and be able to continue bringing original and provocative voices to our audiences.'” - Denise Bessette, Co-Founder and Artistic Producer at HSC

Denise Bessette, Co-Founder and Artistic Producer at HSC, recalls: “Even though we knew postponing the production would be a costly undertaking, we committed to honoring the artistic team: the director, writer and actors who had already signed on to participate and had been collaborating.” The Company now faced a new challenge of developing the production and having rehearsals while also following COVID19 protocols and prioritizing the safety of the actors and staff, which ultimately forced the Company’s budget and staff to increase. For instance, HSC was required by its union to hire a COVID-19 supervisor, a new role created during the pandemic that oversees the compliance and enforcement of protocols on set. The Company also needed to have an “intimacy coordinator” to observe COVID-19 prevention measures during several scenes in the show that involve kissing and fighting. Rehearsals for the production were held in a closed studio, and the actors were on-call for their scenes. In addition, all

actors and staff were required to be vaccinated. On weekends from October 8 through 23, HSC will finally premiere Allen’s new play, which follows a troubled war veteran who moves into an apartment building in 1960s Southside Chicago. This sets in motion an emotional whirlwind amongst the building’s residents. In the center of the conflict are the building’s landlady, Mrs. Elkins, and her 16-year-old granddaughter, Gloria. Directed by Cezar Williams, the play will star Patricia R. Floyd, Yvette Ganier, Trevor Latez Hayes, Philipe D. Preston and Courtney Thomas. The Company will take strict precautions to ensure the safety of its audiences, including proper ventilation with the required air filtration system, requiring proof of vaccination at the door, and a mask mandate. Bessette hopes these new measures will allow audience members to feel “welcome, comfortable, safe and immersed in a truly compelling evening of theater.” Moving forward, HSC hopes to continue fostering and encouraging new emerging artists and playwrights, and plans to share "stimulating works" with local audiences. Bessette explains that the Company’s goal is to “not just survive, but thrive in the aftermath of this pandemic and be able to continue bringing original and provocative voices to [its] audiences.” HSC will continue its season through June 2022.

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Works by artist Selena Lozano will be on view at Town House in New Rochelle (photo courtesy of New Rochelle Council on the Arts)

New Rochelle and Pelham’s ArtsFest event was formed 12 years ago “to shine a spotlight on the wide range of nearby artists and arts venues,” explains Theresa Kump Leghorn, President of New Rochelle Council on the Arts (NRCA), which founded the celebration. After a brief hiatus due to COVID-19, the annual festivities are

back in full force this year. On October 15-17, the City and Village will be taken over by free dance performances, exhibitions, live music and more when public and private venues open their doors to the community at multiple indoor and outdoor spaces. “Between trying to anticipate how changing COVID protocols might impact our venues, and dealing with damage from




Hurricane Ida, this ArtsFest was challenging to plan,” Leghorn told in only five minutes. The event’s theme is “haunted.” explains. Also at the Library is a presentation of Ajkun Ballet’s Swan Lake, However, she and the NRCA team were determined to bring their but dance abounds throughout New Rochelle and Pelham as well. The communities together: “After having to cancel in 2020, we were ArtsFest Dance Festival will bring performances by eight companies determined to help New Rochelle ‘turn the page’ on the difficulties of to the VAEA New Rochelle Arts on Main Street. In addition, Pelham the past year. The arts really Art Center will host an help to create a sense of interpretive dance piece community.” by Accent Dance NYC. The After having to cancel in 2020, we were As such, artists in New company’s performance Rochelle and Pelham, is inspired by artist Musa determined to help New Rochelle ‘turn the page’ including renowned 3D Hixson’s Conversation pop artist Charles Fazzino, on the difficulties of the past year. The arts Sculpture, a public art will open their studios for installation in Wolfs Lane really help to create a sense of community.” behind-the-scenes tours. Park. The Rotunda Gallery in City Meanwhile, an ArtsFest -Theresa Kump Leghorn, President Hall will encourage visitors Music Festival will set the of New Rochelle Council on the Arts to consider the things that stage for a lineup of local inspire them as they view musicians, including Trio Turning a New Leaf, an exhibition that asked artists to reflect on their of Awesuhm’s lyrical folk-rock tunes, Downstate Darlings’ high energy muse. More visual arts activities will “pop up” throughout the festival, alt/pop/rock sound and One Accord Gospel’s powerful vocals. including pop-up exhibits in local restaurants and an Artisans’ Crafts A full schedule of events is available on NRCA’s website. Market on the grounds of Thomas Paine Cottage. The New Rochelle Public Library will set the mood for Halloween on the 17th with a READ650 event that features a series of stories, each

Dance Ministry Institute will perform during the ArtsFest Dance Fest on October 16 (photo courtesy of New Rochelle Council on the Arts)




Ridge Hill

e v i l A s e Art Comwith An exuberant arts and business partnership between ArtsWestchester and Ridge Hill Shopping Center began years ago. However, during the past two years, as shopping waned due to lockdowns and visitor hesitation, this collaboration was reinvigorated with the aim of welcoming shoppers back to Yonkers. Through a series of temporary and permanent public art projects, ArtsWestchester has collaborated with Ridge Hill to transform its main thoroughfare, Market Street, with outdoor artworks installed in locations where they can be enjoyed by all. The shopping experience for visitors is now enhanced with dynamic community spaces along the Center’s streetscape.

Welcome Wall Mural by Andrea von Bujdoss The bold use of color and typographical know-how by artist Andrea Von Bujdoss ("Queen Andrea") present a mural that features a rainbowcolored arrow pattern with one distinct word: Welcome. The arrows on these temporary walls act as a way-finding tool, warmly leading shoppers back into the retail space.




Mural by Nick Kuszyk The first public art project in the partnership between ArtsWestchester and Ridge Hill Shopping Center was this selfie-worthy mural by artist Nick Kuszyk, created on Cole Street in 2015. The street-level mural’s multicolored geometric design includes cascading colors that reference the property’s brickwork.

Mural by artist Nick Kuszyk (photo courtesy of Ridge Hill Shopping Center)

Community by Alfredo Ponce Whimsical Planters by Ann Ladd Mixed-media artist Ann Ladd was commissioned to design a set of eight planters that are installed along Ridge Hill’s sidewalks during the warmer seasons. The whimsical designs are characteristic of her joyful paintings that celebrate nature. Planters by artist Ann Ladd (photo courtesy of Ridge Hill Shopping Center)

Artist Alfredo Ponce won an invitational request for proposals for a series of lamppost banners installed along Market Street. Ponce’s Community series, which feature abstract or figurative compositions in a style that Ponce refers to as “Collage-Minimalism,” highlight the diversity of Yonkers.





spotlight Pollinators Reverie Mural Series by Chris Soria Artist Chris Soria painted a mural series across several construction walls at Ridge Hill that focuses on pollinators and pollinating plants. Among the murals is a giant swallowtail butterfly hanging off some goldenrod flowers, as well as ladybugs, sunflowers, local honeysuckles, a hummingbird and more.

Chris Soria mural (photo credit: Dave

Sun-Inspired Mural by Andrea von Bujdoss On the North end of the Ridge Hill property, artist Andrea von Bujdoss created this mural on a vacant storefront that was boarded up with temporary walls. Von Bujdoss sees it as a way to “brighten up people’s mood during such a difficult time.”




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Ella by Danielle Mastrion Ella Fitzgerald, although born in Virginia, grew up in Yonkers. Appropriately, Ridge Hill’s Fitzgerald Street now boasts a permanent 12′ x 25′ mural of Fitzgerald on this street. Artist Danielle Mastrion’s portrait of the singer is colorful and surreal in style, a reflection of the artist’s time working along New York’s urban landscape.

Mural by Andrea von Bujdoss Two adjacent walls on this boarded up property sport more brightly-colored and playful designs by artist Andrea Von Bujdoss. The lively designs will activate the previously-vacated space until the property is occupied.





Sculptures on the Farm by Caedra Scott-Flaherty

An outdoor sculpture exhibit presented by Collaborative Concepts sits on an historical 199-acre farm in Brewster this fall. The presenting not-for-profit, non-membership organization of professional artists has curated more than 40 exhibitions in galleries and outdoor settings throughout the Hudson Valley since its founding in 1999. The Farm Project 2021 at Tilly Foster Farm will be its 16th annual sculpture exhibition on a farm, it’s second at this location. The Farm Project used to be held at

Keeping It Together by Justin Perlman (photo credit: Inez Andrucyk)




Saunders Farm in Garrison, NY, but in 2020, Putnam County invited Collaborative Concepts to exhibit at its working farm and educational institute. Due to the pandemic, there was no opening reception for the 2020 exhibition and masks and social distancing were required. This year's The Farm Project is a welcome return to normalcy for the Collaborative Concepts community. Forty-seven local, regional and international artists have come together to display more than 40 pieces of large-scale sculptural art throughout the bucolic, rolling fields of the farm through October 30. Of course, this is in addition to the small farm animal zoo, mile-long nature trail, community garden and farm-to-table restaurant that are also on the 19th century farm's property. The temporary sculpture installations, most of which are for sale, range in style from organic to abstract; from playful to experimental. There is plenty of wood and metal, of course, but also marble, canvas, steel wool, scuffed skateboards, aluminum cans and organ pipes. In the entry field, Jim Lloyd’s Ferrosynthetic Garden uses metal car parts to create a garden of welded steel organisms that mimic nature’s shapes. Nearby, Marc Bernier’s site-specific Pixelated taps into recent social isolation by creating “a virtual intrusion in the idyllic farmland.” Bernier photographed the background location then pixilated the resulting image, as if seeing it on a computer screen. He then painted the “pixels” and reproduced the image on large panels. Bernier says: “Beauty is still there in the piece, but is it the world we really want to live in?” By the pond, Inez Andrucyk’s Loamy Celebrations uses metal, wood and fabric to praise the development of fertile earth or loam. Andrucyk explains: “This combination of compost, silt, clay, sand and pebbles is where life ends, then begins.” Across the field, Susan Buroker’s Recurrent evolved from a lifetime of witnessing the ecological changes happening to Long Island’s coastal shoreline. It is part of New Visions of Long Island, a larger collection of Buroker’s paintings and sculptures. According to artist Hildy Potts, “a sculpture has to stand on its own, both physically and metaphorically… So that is the challenge of the great outdoors: how to get the viewer to notice and to circle around the work.” The artist appreciates the challenges that the Farm Project presents for her as an artist, year after year: the unknown weather, curious wildlife and change of scale. Her whimsical Bison roam the fields. She adds: “A piece may loom large in the studio (or garage, in my case), but when it is out in a field, it is small…Sculpture, because of its dimensionality, requires performance on the part of the viewer. The magic is in that engagement.” Plein Air by Tom Lutz (photo credit: Inez Andrucyk)





Scenes of Rye Explored in Benefit Exhibition Painting by Ellen Liman (courtesy of Rye Free Reading Room)

Not only does the new exhibition at the Rye Free Reading Room display the colorful abstract oil paintings of accomplished artist Ellen Liman, but full proceeds made from the exhibition’s sales also benefit the library directly. According to Liman, a longtime resident of Rye, the donated proceeds are “a small token of appreciation for the opportunity to be inspired by the scenic [town].” The artist lived in Rye for 35 years – with a boathouse studio on Kirby Mill Pond, which is the subject for the original works on view at the library from October 2-30. Liman, a graduate of Barnard College, Rhode Island School of Design, Arts Students League, Columbia University and National Academy of Design, is known for her color-filled canvases. The benefit exhibition is far from Liman’s first philanthropic foray. The artist has been a longtime supporter of the arts in Westchester. Liman says that it is important to her to share these paintings since

“the pond is such a major beautiful asset for the area.” In fact, the “fantastically beautiful area of Westchester” attracts bikers and joggers who travel its trails, fishers who enjoy the town’s marina, and lovers of the varied wildlife that lives in the pond. The exhibition also comes on the heels of the launch of the Palm Beach Art Collective, a project that provides collectors with high-end original art at accessible prices. Liman and co-founder Julie Roberts formed the project, which will launch on ARTSY in November. The online gallery “showcases works of art by established national and international contemporary artists vetted by the Liman Gallery” and makes them available to collectors. An opening reception for the Rye Free Reading Room exhibition will take place on October 2.​







Featuring the Ravi Coltrane Quartet Let’s get together for an intimate evening of live jazz, drinks and bites in one of the most unique outdoor settings in Westchester.

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THE ARTS & MENTAL HEALTH Healing with Improv A Letter by Denise Bessette, Producer and Artistic Director at Hudson Stage Company I’ve been a Teaching Artist with ArtsWestchester for many years. Originally, a neighbor who was running the Phelps Hospital Continuing Day Treatment Program in Ossining asked me to consider teaching an acting workshop for adults with mental illness. At first, I was hesitant; then my curiosity got the better of me. I hoped to test what I know as a producer, actress and teacher. My disclaimer here is that I am not a trained Drama Therapist, nor do I work on that level with these individuals. What I want to share is the deep Mural created by the participants of the Northwell Health Phelps Hospital Continuing Day Treatment Program (photo courtesy of Phelps Hospital) gratification that comes from witnessing the courage it never know their diagnoses, nor should I. Yet they are able and willing takes for mental health recipients to risk being open, creative, honest to show up, whether virtually, as we did for 14 weeks last year, or in and willing to learn new tools of communication – and how powerful person as we have recently done. the arts can be in this environment. They open their hearts and their considerably imaginative minds. We gather in a small group, usually about six or seven members. Time and time again, I hear myself say “You knock me out!” Most Our work includes physical and vocal warm-ups like stretches recently, the original writing they offered us as a group was so and alignment and practicing clarity of speech, as well as improv profoundly moving, I was left speechless – and that’s saying a lot. One exercises, which they excel in. Then we move to monologues, scenes of the things that took my breath away, as they each stepped up to between two or three members, and writing prompts and exercises. interact with each other in an improv exercise, was how readily they Most of all, I keep it simple, fun, accessible and we play in a safe took on characters that they created on the spot. In one case, a man environment. I’ve developed an eclectic approach that continues to was being interviewed because he'd become an unintentional hero evolve and have since gone on to work with St. Vincent’s Hospital after saving a young boy from a burning building he was passing. and Pathways in Greenwich, CT, which is a residency program, as The truth is, I learn from them. They teach me about the basic opposed to a day treatment center. goodness of the human heart and its ability to survive in the face of There are many times when I recognize the ironic and delicate line unimaginable trauma. Most of all, I’m touched by the humor we all of stability that I tread in this world, and experience a bit of “imposter allow ourselves to feel in the midst of life’s uncertainty. What a gift syndrome.” Certainly the past year and a half has challenged all of this has been for me. us. I appreciate what these people have been through in their lives – I




H Visions 2021: The Artist Unmasked

Healed People Heal People by Eli Sacco (photo courtesy of the artist)

For more than 35 years, a partnership between ArtsWestchester and the Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health has provided art services and residencies to people with chronic mental illnesses. This has allowed these individuals to participate in hands-on art workshops and enjoy live performances. This month, the two organizations, along with Rockland Psychiatric Center, will present Visions 2021, an annual exhibition that showcases artworks by the recipients of mental health services. This year’s theme, “Unmasked” speaks to everyday life in Westchester and beyond. While people all around the world are masked due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these artists have unburdened themselves and “unmasked” through their creativity. According to ArtsWestchester CEO Janet T. Langsam: “Now more than ever, people truly understand how the arts keep us healthy and well. Through the difficult months of COVID-19, arts activities helped to keep people engaged and creative.” Michael Orth, Commissioner of Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health, adds that the opportunity to participate in the arts “is an important component of people’s recovery and support.” He adds: “Especially during these most challenging times, the arts help to promote a sense of connectedness, expression and selfdiscovery that is important to all of us.” The Visions 2021 exhibition, which will be virtual this year, not only highlights the talent of people who are the recipients of mental health services, but it also aims to demonstrate that these individuals are capable of engaging in challenging artmaking experiences. Says Langsam: “We all know that artwork can allow people a way to communicate things that they otherwise are unable to voice. The arts also reduce stress while promoting healing, coping and connection.” This virtual exhibition will feature original artworks by more than 50 artists, which will be on view in early October at ArtsWestchester’s website.




news briefs

NEWS BRIEFS Local Choreographer Sidra Bell Premieres New Work with New York City Ballet Westchester choreographer Sidra Bell will premiere a new work with New York City Ballet (NYCB) during its upcoming season. Bell was the first Black female choreographer to create a work for the company with her 2020 pixelation in a wave (Within Wires), which had a digital premiere due to the COVID-19 pandemic. New Bell will mark her first work to premiere on the NYCB stage. During the Ballet's “Innovators & Icons” program on October 1-3, 6 and 12, Bell’s work will share the stage with Andrea Miller, who is also premiering her first main stage work for the comny, as well as George Balanchine, who is considered one of the great choreographers of the 20th century.

Sidra Bell (photo credit: David Flores Productions)

Katonah Museum of Art Appoints Interim Executive Director

Call for Hudson Valley Artists: Who Writes History? Exhibition ArtsWestchester invites Hudson Valley Region artists working in 2D, 3D, digital, performance and new media to submit proposals for the creation of new works that consider the complexities of writing (or rewriting) history. The exhibition seeks to bring marginalized stories to the fore in an effort to work towards a more inclusive recounting of the past and present. Commissioned works will be included in ArtsWestchester’s exhibition, Who Writes History?, where three artists will be selected to realize their project and be awarded $2,500. Deadline: October 18.

Katonah Museum of Art (KMA) recently appointed Leslie Griesbach Schultz as its Interim Executive Director. Schultz comes with experience from several nonprofit organizations, including BRIC Arts | Media House, a major arts and media venue in Brooklyn, where she led development and funding efforts. Schultz will lead the KMA while the Museum’s board conducts a nationwide search for a permanent Director. In the meantime, Schultz says Leslie Griesbach Schultz that she plans to make the transition of leadership “meaningful, productive and invigorating.” Board President Vida Foubister explained that the Museum will seize this opportunity to “strengthen relationships with its community, collectors and patrons, and other arts and culture organizations that want to engage with its future in a full and vibrant way.”




news briefs ArtsWestchester Announces Voices for Change Grantees ArtsWestchester recently announced its first two Voices for Change grantees. The inaugural program is a funding opportunity that provides mid-Hudson Valley region artists and art collectives with a pathway for developing and presenting work that encourages the community-at-large to take action. Composer and pianist Pablo Mayor and playwright David Simpatico were both unanimously chosen by the organization’s Social Justice Committee out of the 42 proposals that spanned poetry, film, theater, dance and visual arts. Each artist will be awarded a grant of $10,000 to realize their project. ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam says that the organization “believes that art has the ability to address complex social issues, encourage discussion in communities and open up new ways of looking at old issues.” The grants panel included seven arts professionals whose own creative and academic practices intersect with the goals of the program, which has been made possible by members and friends of ArtsWestchester’s board, as well as the Irfan Kathwari Foundation. El Sapo is a fully staged musical and dance work that discusses climate change and immigration through the voice of a frog (“el sapo”). The show is created by the team behind Folklore Urbano NYC's educational program "Cumbia for All": composer and pianist Pablo Mayor, flutist Anna Povich de Mayor and choreographer/dancer Daniel Fetecua. For the project, the trio will partner with environmental education organization Teatown and Bronxbased theater company iD Studio Theater. Ex-Gay Bar, a two-act comedy-drama written by David Simpatico, explores the unregulated multi-billion-dollar gay conversion therapy/torture industry. The play features six actors who will each portray multiple parts as the story bounces between a gay conversion prison camp in Central America and a sports bar for the “ex-gay” crowd. Simpatico’s work uses humor as a safety net that allows the audience to explore dark and disturbing topics. The company of actors and theater artists will workshop the play and then, in partnership with Dutchess County Pride, present the play to the public along with a panel discussion.

MARSHA ON THE MOVE Monthly Web Feature When Business Council of Westchester President Marsha Gordon, is not advocating for businesses in the County, she can be found at the cinema or theater. Read Marsha's reviews on ArtsWestchester's "As a Matter of Art " blog:

Publicity still for Coda (photo source: Apple TV+)

Coda (Apple TV+) I can’t tell you how much I loved this movie. A hearing girl who loves to sing, growing up in a deaf family – that’s just the beginning of this beautiful story. As the movie-goer, we see a family that is different from many, with incredibly strong bonds and also some tough dynamics. The family is dependent on their hearing child, who became the interpreter for the family but also the translator for the family’s livelihood. We see a girl who goes to school, but also works incredibly hard on the fishing vessel owned by her family. We see her overcome the bullying abuse that she endured from her classmates, and we meet the teacher who sees her talent and the promise of a different life ahead. The very existence of the family’s ability to earn money is threatened by her dreams and yet, enough said. Rather than inserting any spoilers here, I’d urge ArtsNews readers to watch this film and make sure they have tissues nearby.








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with corporate support from Ginsburg Development Companies. Last month, JazzFest White Plains 2021 brought the arts back into the lives of music fans throughout downtown White Plains. The festival, presented by ArtsWestchester, the City of White Plains and the White Plains BID, and sponsored by Bank of America, offered a robust lineup of jazz over a period of four days – from Brazilian jazz to New Orleans grooves. One last event sits on the horizon after being postponed due to rain: an outdoor benefit concert featuring the Ravi Coltrane Quartet at Ginsburg Development Companies’ City Square Park, now on October 7.




All photos by Susan Nagib unless otherwise noted. 1) JazzFest White Plains Culminating Event 2021 2) Kotoko Brass at the JazzFest White Plains Culminating Event 2021 3) Samara Joy at JazzFest White Plains Culminating Event 2021 4) Pete Malinverni at White Plains Public Library (photo credit: Aaron Paige) 5) Ray Blue at JazzFest White Plains Culminating Event 2021







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6) Emmet Cohen Trio at Grace Church 7) Erena Terakubo Quartet at JazzFest White Plains Culminating Event 2021 (photo credit: Mary Alice Franklin) 8) Theo Croker Quartet at Play Group Theatre 9) Ray Blue with special guest Samara Joy at JazzFest White Plains Culminating Event 2021





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upcoming virtual and in-person arts activities

1 2 0 2 r e b Octo s g n i r e f f Arts O Spring Convergence by Richard Lang Chandler, Connections, on view at Oak & Oil through 11/22 (photo courtesy of Oak & Oil)

10/1 FRIDAY Theater: Arc Stages presents The Mountaintop. A gripping re-imagining of events the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 8-10pm. Through 10/16. Music: Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts presents Raul Midon. This soulful singer-songwriter has released 11 studio albums. 8pm. Dance: Steffi Nossen School of Dance presents a Free Week of Dance Open House. Members of the community are invited to the School’s wide range of classes. Through 10/2. 9-8pm.

Festival: Irvington Theater presents EarthIrvington. The two-day environmental festival will include musical performances, film screenings and forums, sustainable eats and outdoor activities for the whole family. Also 10/2. Times vary at O’Hara Nature Center. Film: Jacob Burns Film Center will present its 20th Annual Jewish Film Festival. This year’s festival will feature screenings of 24 films, including fulllength narratives and documentaries from Israel, the United States and around the world. Through 10/14. Times vary.

10/2 SATURDAY Reception: Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill Gallery presents Grass+Roots: Peekskill to Poughkeepsie Juried Show. This opening reception displays works from artists across the Hudson Valley. 2pm at A. Eric Arctander Gallery at the Belle Levine Art Center, Mahopac. Lectures: Bethany Arts Community presents Eulogizing Through Collage with Artist-in-Residence Maggie Kubley. Participants will use scissors, glue, tape and paper mementos to create collages that are meant to memorialize a cherished person, pet or anything else of importance. 1-2pm.

Dance: Bethany Arts Community presents ReWritten: a Work-in-Progress Showing. The dance performance uses the often silenced intimate relationship between Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne as a portal to reflect on friendship, writing, social morals and notions of queerness. 8-9pm. Music: Bethany Arts Community presents A Musical Performance with Artists-in-Residence Summer Kodama. This is a presentation of solo performance pieces composed during the artists' residency, and inspired by literary projections of the Asian American/Pacific Islander experience. 7-8pm.




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Music: Emelin Theatre presents Bria Skonberg. The trumpeter, singer and songwriter will perform an evening of jazz. 8-10:30pm. Family & Kids: Historic Hudson Valley presents The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze. More than 7,000 hand-carved illuminated pumpkins light up the night on the 18th-century landscape of Van Cortlandt Manor. Times vary.

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Family & Kids: ArtsWestchester presents the ArtsMobile. Community members of all ages can participate in an arts activity at White Plains Hospital’s Annual Neighborhood Health Fair in White Plains. 8:30am-2pm at Calvary Baptist Church. Reception: Pelham Art Center presents Exhibition Opening: Meditations. The exhibition features six painters and sculptors whose works resonate with the calming, healing and repetitive notions of meditating. 2-4pm.

10/4 MONDAY Lectures: Color Camera Club of Westchester presents Claire Thomas. The photojournalist will present a

snapshot of her personal journey from a small village in Wales to the frontlines in Iraq, and discuss some of the compelling human stories behind her images. 7:30-9:30pm.

10/7 THURSDAY Music: ArtsWestchester presents Jazz’n ArtsBash Benefit Concert with Ravi Coltrane. This outdoor benefit concert will be led by Grammy Award-nominated saxophonist, bandleader and composer Ravi Coltrane. 6-10pm at City Square Park. artsw. org Reception: The Ground Glass presents 45th Annual Photography Exhibit. There will be an opening reception for works by the Westchester-based association of photographers. 5-7pm.

10/8 FRIDAY Theater: Hudson Stage Company presents The World Premiere of The October Storm. This new play by Joshua Allen follows a troubled war veteran in Southside Chicago during the 1960s. 3-5pm at Whippoorwill Theatre, North Castle Public Library.

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for more arts events, visit Tours: Katonah Museum of Art presents Stoller Tours. This is a unique opportunity for new parents and caregivers who are seeking culturally enriching activities to share with their babies to connect with one another. 9:30-10:30am. Family & Kids: Katonah Museum of Art presents Artful Families. Families can enjoy interactive art projects and games intended to captivate younger visitors. 10:30-11:30am. Festival: New Rochelle Council on the Arts presents ArtsFest 2021. New Rochelle and Pelham will be alive with art exhibits, live music, films and performances. Through 10/17. 9am-6pm. Music: Pelham Art Center presents ArtsFest: Singer Songwriter Showcase. This is an acoustic showcase of local talent outside in the Center's courtyard. 5-8pm.

10/16 SATURDAY Lectures: Bethany Arts Community presents Consent Live with Artistin-Residence Andre Veloux. Participants form a group open to collaborating on the theme of artistic representation and discussion around consent. 2:30-4pm.

Publicity still from Adventures of a Mathematician, part of Jacob Burns Film Center's Jewish Film Festival (photo courtesy of Jacob Burns Film Center)



Theater: The Schoolhouse Theater presents The Amazing Randi and Virtual Reality. Alan Arkin and Robert Klein unite in a virtual reading of two comedic one acts written by Arkin. 3pm.

Music: Emelin Theatre presents Lisa Loeb. The 1990s pop icon will perform solo, live and in-concert, for one night only. 8-10:30pm.

10/10 SUNDAY

Music: Emelin Theatre presents Artie Tobia & Kevin McIntyre. Two of Westchester’s favorite local artists will perform music ranging from rock and folk to R&B and blues. 8-10:30pm.

Lectures: Hudson Valley Writers Center presents Craft Class with Tyree Daye via Zoom. Daye is a poet from Youngsville, North Carolina and a Teaching Assistant Professor at UNC Chapel Hill. 12:30-2:30pm.

10/13 WEDNESDAY Spoken Word: Hudson Valley Writers Center presents An Evening with Patricia Spears Jones, Allison Joseph and Catherine Pond (via Zoom). A group of poets and authors will read from their latest work. 7-8:30pm.

10/15 FRIDAY

Spoken Word: Hudson Valley Writers Center presents Open Mic (via Zoom). This is an opportunity for guests to share their talents in a comfortable space. 7:30-9pm. Film: Irvington Theater presents Sunset Cinema: Hocus Pocus. This is an outdoor screening of a 1993 American fantasycomedy film. 6:15-8pm at Main Street School Lawn.

Tours: Katonah Museum of Art presents Senior Socials. This afternoon of art and conversation will include a tour of the upcoming Arrivals exhibition led by the Mu knowledgeable docents. 1-2pm.

Lectures: Bethany Arts Community presents Reading and Generative Poetry Workshop with Poet Jenny Browne. Browne will be reading an excerpt from her sequence of experimental ekphrastic poems, Here To See You. 2-3:30pm. Lectures: Bethany Arts Community presents Storytelling With Silk Paintings. Artist-in-Residence Carole Bonicelli will share her artistic process from the beginning of an idea for a new story or painting through to final completion of a project. 11am-12pm.




upcoming virtual and in-person arts activities Music: Emelin Theatre presents Jake Shimabukuro. This JapaneseAmerican ukulele virtuoso and composer is known for his fast and complex finger work. 8-10pm.



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Lectures: Hudson Valley Writers Center presents Flash Fiction: Create a Moment, Create a World with Helen Phillips on Zoom. Participants will examine samples of contemporary flash fiction and then experiment with the form themselves. 12:30-2:30pm.



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Dance: Pelham Art Center presents ArtsFest: AccentDance Public Sculpture Performance. This dance company will perform an interpretive piece inspired by artist Musa Hixson’s public artwork Conversation Sculpture. 1-1:30pm at Wolfs Lane Park. Lectures: The Rye Arts Center presents Make a Sweet Red Panda with Polymer Clay. Students will use polymer clay to make simple shapes and put them together to form a cute panda sculpture. 2pm and 3pm.



Lectures: Hudson Valley Writers Center presents One Day Memoir Workshop with Susan Hodara via Zoom. This is a one-day, four-hour class that will be taught via Zoom. 12:30-4:30pm.


Music: Emelin Theatre presents Leo Kottke. Kottke is arguably one of the most important and influential acoustic steel-string fingerstyle guitarists of the 20th century. 7-9:30pm. Lectures: Hudson Valley Writers Center presents Subversion and Subconscious: Generative Verse Through Meditative Practice with Julie E. Bloemeke via Zoom. This generative workshop cultivates space for the subconscious to reveal new avenues of verse composition. 12:30-2:30pm. Festival: India Center of Westchester presents Diwali Mela. This event celebrates Diwali, also known as The Festival of Lights, one the most colorful occasions in India. 11am-4pm. Theater: White Plains Performing Arts Center presents Masquerade: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.

This New York premiere features stories and songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s remarkable life and celebrated work. 2-4pm.

10/20 WEDNESDAY Spoken Word: Bethany Arts Community presents Reading & Artist Talk with author AJ Bermudez. Bermudez will share a reading from her new collection of short stories, centered on themes of privilege, place and the convergence of industry and evolution. 7-8pm

10/22 FRIDAY Dance: Bethany Arts Community presents Getting Closer to Coral. This is an informal showing of new dance work created by Alexander Diaz and Rebecca Gaul. 7-8pm. Music: Bethany Arts Community presents Basic llustrations with Bassist and Composer in Residence Michael Feinberg. Michael Feinberg’s public program will offer live performances of his new works and as well as reworkings of traditional pieces. 8:30-9:30pm. Reception: Bethany Arts Community presents Artist Talk and Performance with Composer in Residence Seong Ae Kim. Ae Kim will talk about her aesthetic and her composition with the performance of her work. 7:30-8:30pm.


Music: Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts presents Cabaret in the Music Room. Tony Awardnominated Kate Baldwin will bring an evening of music from the American Songbook. 8:30pm. Lecture: Hudson Valley Writers Center presents Humor Writing via Zoom. In this intensive workshop, Janine Annett will give an overview of different types of humor writing and jokes and explore some of the dos and don’ts of writing comedy. 12:30-4:30pm. Family & Kids: Katonah Chamber of Commerce presents Katonah Art Walk. This family-friendly event supports the arts when local businesses throughout town open their doors to the public. 4-8pm. Music: New Choral Society presents New Choral Society: Carmina Burana.




for more arts events, visit In-person concerts with Carl Orff’s exciting and dramatic, Carmina Burana, featuring a partnership with the Westchester Children’s Chorus. 8-9:15pm at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church.

10/27 WEDNESDAY Spoken Word: Hudson Valley Writers Center presents An Evening with Liz Ahl, Spree MacDonald, Lillo Way and Jianqing Zheng (via Zoom). Four Slapering Hol Press contest winners will read from their latest collections. 7-8:30pm. Lectures: The Rye Arts Center presents Loosen Up and Paint Workshop: BYOB Night Out!. Participants will be encouraged to work at their own pace and in their own style. 6:30-9:15pm.

10/29 FRIDAY Reception: Madelyn Jordon Fine Art presents Totems. This is an opening reception for Hunt Slonem’s third solo exhibition of paintings and sculptures. 6pm. Lectures: Hudson Valley Writers Center presents A Poetry Craft Class with Sean Singer via Zoom. This class will offer challenging readings and writing assignments that work together to increase capacities in both areas. 7-9pm. Music: Music at Asbury presents A Virtual Tribute to Jerome Kern. This performance will feature renditions of songs by the composer.

10/30 SATURDAY Music: Emelin Theatre presents David Broza & Trio Havana. One of Israel’s most important recording artists brings the full spectrum of his music in collaboration with the Cuban band, Trio Havana. 8-10:30pm. Lectures: Hudson Valley Writers Center presents From Wales to War: A Journey into Frontline Photography. This workshop is for creative nonfiction and memoir writers. 12:30-4:30pm. Lectures: Hudson Valley Writers Center presents The Voice in Stereo: Collaborative Poetry Workshop with Kendra DeColo and Tyler Mills (via Zoom). In this two-hour workshop, stories of two poets can unify into poems in stereo. 12:30-2:30pm.

Screenshot from the movie Hocus Pocus, 10/15 at Irvington Theater (photo source:

Music: India Center of Westchester presents Parampara. This is an Indian classical music program. 11am-3pm at Yonkers Public Library. Music: Taconic Opera presents Puccini’s Manon Lescaut. The opera will be celebrating the return of fullyorchestrated and staged opera with performances of a Puccini favorite. 3:305:45pm at Yorktown Stage (Entrance on Veteran’s Road). Theater: White Plains Performing Arts Center presents Broadway Fright Night. This is a celebration of songs from Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals with supernatural, horror and sci-fi themes. 8-9:30pm.

10/31 SUNDAY Theater: Hamm & Clov Stage Company presents La Nina and the Three Bears. This is a re-imagining of a bilingual audio-visual flipbook for children. Also 11/1. Times vary.

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upcoming virtual and in-person arts activities


• Workshop: The Art of Dramatic Writing for Stage, Screen, and Television. This is a course designed for writers looking to create screenplays, stage plays and teleplays for television shows. 10/15-11/19. 1:30-3:30pm.

ArtsWestchester | • Exhibition: Visions. This exhibition will feature artwork by artists who are recipients of mental health services in Westchester County, beginning in early October.

Katonah Museum of Art

Bethany Arts Community | • Exhibition: Hungers / Harvests. The Ossining Arts Council, inspired by the United Nations 2021 International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, will present artworks that raise awareness of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Through 10/3, Mon- Fri: 9am-12 and 1-4pm. • Workshop: Georgia O’Keeffe: The Mother of American Modernism. This class will explore artist Georgia O’Keeffe, who played a pivotal role in the development of American modernism. Saturdays from 10/2-11/6, 10-11am.

Madelyn Jordon

Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill

• Exhibition: The Rise of a Social Consciousness in the Arts of Mexico since the Revolution. This exhibition highlights the important roles played by modern Mexican artists in the awakening of a social consciousness in Mexico beginning in 1910. Through 12/24, Wed- Sun: 12-5pm.


• Exhibition: Grass+Roots: Peekskill to Poughkeepsie Juried Show. This exhibition will connect and showcase the grassroots talent of artists across the Hudson Valley. 10/2-11/7 at the A. Eric Arctander Gallery at the Belle Levine Art Center, Mahopac. • Workshop: Fall Term Adult and Youth Weekly and One-Time Clay Classes. There is an array of in-person adult and youth multi-week and one-time classes for the beginner, intermediate or advanced clay enthusiast. Through 12/19. Clay Art Center



• Exhibition: Arrivals. This exhibition focuses on how artists over time have explored some of the myths and narratives around what it means to be American. 10/3-1/23/22. |

• Exhibition: Totems. This is a solo exhibition of new paintings and sculptures of bunnies, butterflies and tropical birds by Hunt Slonem. 10/29-12/11. 10am-5:30pm. • Exhibition: Cosmic Explorations & Moon Jars. This is a dual exhibition of new paintings by Seattle-based artist Liz Tran and ceramics by San Francisco-based artist Tiffany Tang. Through 10/22, 10am-5:30pm. Neuberger Museum of Art


• Exhibition: A Taste of Home. This on-site and virtual exhibition consists of ceramic drinking vessels that reflect the artists’ relationship to the meaning of home. Through 10/17. Mon & Thurs: 10am-2:30pm. Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat: 10am-5pm. Color Camera Club of Westchester


• Exhibition: Photographic Visions. This virtual exhibition contains photographs that were either taken during the pandemic or express the photographer's feelings about being in lockdown. Through 3/1/2022. Greenburgh Arts Committee • Workshop: Kids Short Story Connection. These Zoom workshops cultivate a sense of community among participants and introduce the basics of good writing and the format for peer-critique. Alternating Saturdays, 10am-12pm. Harrison Public Library |

• Exhibition: Nature’s Faces & Places. This exhibition features the paintings of Bjoern Kuhn. 10/9, 9:30am-5:30pm. Hudson River Museum |

• Exhibition: African American Art in the 20th Century. This exhibition will feature works by African American artists who came to prominence during the period bracketed by the Harlem Renaissance and the Civil Rights movement. 10/15-1/16/22. Thurs–Sun: 12-5pm. Hudson Valley MOCA | • Exhibition: How We Live II: Selections from the Marc and Livia Straus Family Collection. The exhibition includes the original sculptures from the Museum's How We Live exhibition, along with added paintings, tapestry and other two-dimension works. Through 1/31/22, visiting hours by appointment. Hudson Valley Writers Center


• Workshop: Writing for Young Readers: YA to Picture Books with Nora Raleigh Baskin (via Zoom). This six-week workshop will address character, plot, theme, dialogue, pacing, language, publishing and more. 10/18-11/22, 4-6pm.

Alien Conquest by Norman Akers, on view at Katonah Museum of Art, Arrivals, through 1/23/22 (courtesy of the artist)




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Works from Liz Tran: Cosmic Explorations | Tiffany Tang: Moon Jars on view at Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, through 10/22 (photo source:

• Exhibition: Then and Now: Modern and Contemporary Selections from the Permanent Collection. This exhibition includes a rotation of works by some of the museum’s most beloved artists. Through 12/24, Wed- Sun: 12-5pm. • Exhibition: African Art and Culture: Selections from the Collection. The show presents objects from the permanent collection that represent the artistic production of over thirty societies and cultures in Africa. Through 12/24, Wed- Sun: 12-5pm. • Exhibition: Lesley Dill: Rush. The site responsive installation consists of a large collage of interconnected animal and human figures selected from world spiritual traditions. Through 12/24, Wed- Sun: 12-5pm. • Exhibition: NEU Picks: A Collaborative Project. Communities close to the museum selected their favorite work of art from the museum’s permanent collection. Through 10/31, Wed- Sun: 12-5pm. Nowodworski Foundation • Workshop: Around the Globe. This live art Zoom workshop series for children, tweens, teens, families and adults will focus on how to draw and paint landscapes. 10/6, 3:304:30pm. • Workshop: Discovering People. This Zoom workshop series will teach children and adults how to draw and paint facial features and construct people in motion. 10/4, 3:304:30pm. Oak & Oil Gallery

Rye Free Reading Room


• Exhibition: Works by Ellen Liman. The library will exhibit local artist Ellen Liman's paintings of Rye's Kirby Mill Pond. 10/1-10/30. Times vary. The Ground Glass


• Exhibition: 45th Annual Exhibit. The Ground Glass, a Westchester-based association of photographers, will be hosting a selection of photographs at The Rye Arts Center. Through 10/30.

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• Exhibition: Connections. This exhibition of oil paintings by Richard Lang Chandler explores the art of cityscape and landscape. 10/22-11/22. • Exhibition: The Color of Fog. This solo exhibition will feature new paintings, works on paper and three dimensional art by Jane Cooper. Through 10/18, 11am-5:30pm.

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