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Monday, August 6, 2007

08/06/07 - Police Dispatched To Port Chester Trustee John Crane's House


Port Chester Board Of Trustee's Meeting Canceled


The Port Chester Police were sent to Trustee John Crane's house when he failed to show up for the Monday August 6th Board Of Trustee's meeting.

Ms. Crane informed the police that her husband was stuck in court and could not attend the village board meeting.
The Port Chester Board Of Trustee's needed John Crane inorder to have a quorum to open the public meeting.

Mayor Dennis Pilla was forced to cancel the board meeting that included three public hearings and a resolution to retain the law firm of Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker to represent the village in an Eminent Domain action brought by William Broady.
An Executive Session about the William Broady Lawsuit was also cancelled.

Mayor Pilla, appoligized to the 50 to 60 residents who had came to the Port Chester Courtroom to attend and speak at the board of trustees meeting.

Mayor Pilla said, that the Public Hearings would be scheaduled as soon as possible.
Source: True Blue Conservative Review
Publication Date: August 06, 2007
Reprter: Brian Harrod Editor And Publisher

08/06/07 - Police Chief Joseph Krzeminski: "I think that the local police feel almost helpless when it comes to immigration,"


Cops caught in crossfire of immigration debates


Brewster and New Haven, Conn., have been at the center of controversy lately over ID cards for illegal immigrants. But police in just about every community are dealing with the same underlying issues, according to a national report.

Determining what is an acceptable identification document, including cards issued by foreign consulates, is one of an assortment of new challenges facing local police, says a report from the International Association of Chiefs of Police. Like many other questions relating to immigrants, there is no consensus on whether the consular IDs should be considered valid......

.......Port Chester Police Chief Joseph Krzeminski, who heads the Westchester County Police Chiefs Association, said he would welcome a regional discussion about immigration-related challenges in law enforcement......

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Source: Journal News

Date Published: August 6, 2007

Source Location: White Plains, NY

Reporter Contact Information: Reach Leah Rae at lrae@lohud.com or 914-694-3526

Source URL: http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007708060346

Additional Comments: This is a summary of some of the points made in a July report by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The report is intended to give chiefs an overview on the issues surrounding legal and illegal immigration. An appendix describes the legal complexities involved in the intersection between local police work and illegal immigration.

Are immigration offenses criminal or civil violations?

Not every immigration violation is a crime. Some violations are civil, not criminal, in nature. Civil violations include being in the United States without authorization and overstaying a visa. Criminal violations include re-entering the United States illegally, alien smuggling and willfully disobeying a deportation order.

Can local police enforce immigration violations?

There is no consensus among legal experts on the role that state and local law enforcement should perform in immigration enforcement. Some maintain that state and local officers need specific authorization by Congress to enforce the criminal immigration laws; others believe they may have an inherent right to do so, depending on local laws.Congress has given specific authorization to local law enforcement in certain areas: arresting previously deported felons and noncitizens who have committed the federal crime of re-entry; making arrests for smuggling, transporting or harboring criminal aliens; enforcing immigration laws during "an actual or imminent influx of aliens"; and enforcing immigration laws under special agreements that involve training and supervision by federal officers.Can local police question criminal suspects about their immigration status?The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that during a legitimate detention, officers may inquire about the detainee's immigration status.

Can local police determine whether someone is an illegal immigrant?

Determining immigration status is not an easy task. Immigration law is complex, and the documents are unusual and often counterfeited. Specialized training is required to give officers the basic ability to determine a person's status.

Source: "Police Chiefs Guide to Immigration Issues,"
International Association of Chiefs of Police, July 2007,

08/06/07 - Hologram Recorded Five Songs In Port Chester



The last day of tracking was last night. Will and Max from Lions & Tigers came up to Purchase, NY where we finished up the vocal tracking. This is the only collection of songs that I've tracked in the past month and a half that I will not be mixing myself.....

......Hologram was up here in Port Chester recording five songs from Thursday to Saturday. We recorded in this big Jazz rehearsal room at SUNY Purchase that has a huge sound. It was pretty fun recording in such a huge space and getting so much reverb and all that fun stuff! Uh-Huh!....

......Recording with these guys was really great. They are playing at this show "Serpent Fest" in Brooklyn this weekend. Here's the flyer, which is drawn by my friend Jason Roy!

Reporter: Chester Endersby Gwazda

Reporter Contact Information: cgwazda@gmail.com or call (609) 439-7523

Additional Comments: Guild of Birthdays is a traveling recording project designed for independent musicians. It's about providing DIY and home recording dudes the means to create totally wicked sounding songs of utmost quality without needing to go to a stuffy studio. It's about getting sounds with character through collaboration. It's about being number one, and being so incredibly cool about it.

08/06/07 - Area Baseball Roundup


Frozen Ropes 5, Yonkers Condors 4


In the semi-finals of the 18-and-und Wood Bat League Amex Tournament Rec Park in Port Chester, Dave Perllishi hit a grand slam in the top of the fifth, which capped off a five-run fifth inning. "The count was 1-0 and I got a hanging curveball which I took to right deep to right center," Perllishi said. "The home run definitely changed the momentum of the game and I got to give credit to my teammates for getting on base for me to do my job." Frozen Ropes plays the Yonkers Condors-New York Crush winner tomorrow at 5 p.m. at Rec Park.

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Source: Journal News

Date Published: August 6, 2007

Source Location: White Plains, NY

Source URL: http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007708060329

08/06/07 - 'All they had were the clothes on their backs,' said Geno Arcuri

The Arcuris were excited, scared and nervous all at once last October as they finished their state certification to become foster parents.

Carolyn and Geno, married for 15 years, heard about the dire need for foster families and had decided to ditch their original plan to adopt. They completed a 10-week course and passed a home examination and interviews by the state to become certified........

........... Five days after the Arcuris' foster boys arrived, the court ordered them to be returned to their original family. Just like that, the Arcuris were back to an empty house and working for their event coordination business, Carolyn Dempsey Design Inc., in Port Chester, N.Y.

Physically and mentally exhausted from the 'whirlwind week,' Carolyn Arcuri said they decided they weren't ready to take more children, despite repeated calls from the state.

After a few months of introspection, though, they changed their minds.........

More months went by, and then the two boys the Arcuris looked after in the fall came back, this time for a longer stay. The Arcuris have tried to expose the boys to new experiences too, like going on vacation.

The boys are expected to return to their birth family again at the end of the summer, and that presents a new challenge for the Arcuris.

Seeing the children leave will be difficult, they said, because they have become emotionally attached to them, but they are also proud of how the children have developed.
'Maybe this was our calling,' Carolyn Arcuri said. 'It was all worth it.'

Other Greenwich families should experience the power of making a difference in a child's life, she said.

'It's a perfect opportunity for people in Greenwich to realize there's a need,' she said. 'Just try it once.'
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Source: Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc publishers of the Greenwich Time
Date Published: August 5, 2007
Source Location: Greenwich, CT
Reporter: Andrew Shaw

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