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Saturday, September 15, 2007

09/15/07 - Today Is The First Big Saturday Of Port Chester's Sports Season


Today is the first big Saturday of the season

Today is the first big Saturday of the fall season with several big football matchups, a few boys soccer, girls soccer and volleyball tournaments and a few cross country meets all scheduled....

... School at Hackley, 1 p.m. Stepinac at St. Peter's, 1:30 p.m. Spring Valley at Harrison, 1:30 p.m. Hen Hud at Port Chester, 1:30 p.m. Fox Lane at Brewster, 1:30 p.m. Nyack at Beacon, 1:30 p.m. Pawling at Bronxville, 1:30 p.m. Dover at Woodlands, 1:30 ...

09/15/07 - Unfortunately, it's kind of grim," says Blanca Lopez of Port Chester "We know in the long run these people are not going to be able to ....



National problems with the subprime mortgage market are surfacing in the Lower Hudson Valley, as creditors go to court to foreclose in sharply higher numbers this year, a survey of county clerks' offices shows.

Mortgage counselors in the region say calls for their help are up as well, as homeowners who are behind on monthly payments scramble for ways to save their houses.

The prospects aren't good, some counselors say. Though there are some new programs to help borrowers looking to refinance, the programs have limits on how much money may be available. In many cases, it's less than what the borrowers need.

"Unfortunately, it's kind of grim," said Blanca Lopez, director of Port Chester-based Human Development Services of Westchester. "We know in the long run these people are not going to be able to afford their homes." .......

Source: The Journal News

Publication Date: September 15, 2007

Reporter: Jerry Gleeson at jgleeson@lohud.com or 914-694-5026.

09-15-07 This Weeks Port Chester Roundup

Source: The Journal News

A homeless man took a leap of faith while trying to elude Port Chester police yesterday afternoon - but ended up with two broken ankles and an arrest warrant for his pains.
Curtis Stamps, 39, jumped from a third-floor bathroom at 13 Weber Drive as village police escorted a Child Protective Services agent there for an unrelated visit, explained Lt. Jim Ladeairous, Port Chester police.

"He has family there, but he's been given notice that he's not allowed on the property," Ladeairous said. "I guess he decided to elude us and jumped out the third-floor window and busted both his ankles."

Stamps has been banned from the Housing Authority's Weber Drive complex since April 2006, Ladeairous said. Police had a warrant for his arrest for criminal trespass, a misdemeanor, stemming from an Aug. 27, 2007, call that he was on the property.

A May 2006 effort to elude police on the property had also proved unsuccessful: Stamps threw his bicycle at an officer who tried to arrest him for trespassing on the parking lot. He was charged with second-degree assault, a felony, and third-degree criminal trespass and resisting arrest, misdemeanors.......

Source: Cleaning & Maintenance Mgmt.

NEW YORK — Nine cleaners who spent months after the 9/11 terror attacks working in offices, apartments and stores near Ground Zero have sued their employers for a variety of wage violations, according to The New York Times.

The suit alleges that cleaning companies failed to pay overtime, failed to keep true time records, and failed to comply with a state requirement that companies provide an extra hour of pay whenever employees work 10 or more hours a day, the story stated......

...... a dozen companies were named in the suit, including Maxons Restorations of Manhattan, Crystal Restoration of Port Chester, NY, and Milro Services of Freeport, NY, the story noted. The lawyers who brought the suit hope to get class action status by .......
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Cleaners File Suit Over Pay for Jobs Near Ground Zero

“These companies took advantage of this tragedy to enrich themselves at our expense. We are demanding justice.”

Nine workers who spent months after the Sept. 11 attacks cleaning offices, apartments and stores near ground zero filed a lawsuit yesterday against several of their former employers, accusing them of wage ... via New York Times

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Source: Express-Times
According to Bethlehem police, the following members of the Lehigh University Swimming and Diving team were cited for underage drinking late Wednesday night after officers broke up a party at a home in the 500 block of Taylor Street:

... Nolan, 18, of Orchard Park, N.Y. n Andrew G. DiPietro, 18, of Monmouth Beach, N.J. n Jaclyn A. McGowan, 18, of Port Chester, N.Y. n Amy R. Delynn, 18, of Ryebrook, N.J.* n Ian Squier Johnson, 18, of Halifax, Pa. n William R. Dunne, 18, of ...

Source: Bridgeport News
The Bridgeport Area Cultural Italian Organization is best known by its acronym, BACIO, which means "kiss" in Italian. BACIO sponsors lectures, dinners, films, Italian language classes and even wine-making sessions to fulfill its mission.Former Bridgeport Mayor Leonard S. Paoletta, who heads the group, said he is determined to do all he can to deepen Italian-Americans' appreciation of for their heritage.
"We should know whence we came and about all the contributions our forebears made to the world," said Paoletta, noting the influence of Italians in music, science and many other fields.
From his home in Easton, Paoletta regularly e-mails BACIO news to its 275 members. About 40 percent of members are from Bridgeport, a city that historically has had a large Italian-American population.
Paoletta, 72, has been a state workers' compensation commissioner since 1998. He likely will retire from the appointed position next March, at which time, he said, "I'll have more time to devote to BACIO."

... wine-making session in the home garage of Anthony Landino of North Haven, a wine master. "We buy our grapes in Port Chester, N.Y., and eight or nine of us make 22 to 23 cases holding 12 bottles each," Paoletta said. The wine will be on sale at ...

Source: Atlantic Yards Report
Plaintiffs in the eminent domain lawsuit challenging Atlantic Yards have already received a major setback in the case, after a federal court judge dismissed it for failure to state a claim, and as the appeal proceeds, a fierce set of response briefs from the defense ups the ante considerably.
The plaintiffs (a mix of 15 homeowners, commercial property owners, and residential and business tenants) and the defense (government agencies and officials) see controlling issues quite differently. The defense, drawing on U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis’s emphatic opinion, declare that the inquiry should end because the government—the ESDC—found that the project would achieve a public purpose, including affordable housing, an arena, and open space.
While that reflects longstanding Supreme Court doctrine, the plaintiffs look at it from another angle, arguing in their appeals brief that the court’s 2005 Kelo v. New London decision and Justice Anthony Kennedy’s concurrence require a more transparent sequence, which must be followed for condemnation to be legitimate. And in response, the defense says that Kelo doesn’t apply to this case and, even if it did, the sequence was legitimate.
The plaintiffs’ framework to some degree pushes the envelope—the ESDC points to the paradox that most commentators believed that Kelo “confirmed—and possibly even loosened—the already extremely deferential judicial review of the public purposes of proposed takings.” But the plaintiffs think it gives them more leverage.

... invasion into an area exclusively reserved for the legislature,'" citing a case called Brody v. Village of Port Chester . And FCR points to Garaufis's question , during oral argument, "Aren't you asking for more of the ESDC than was ever required in ...

Source: Norwalk Advocate
Last Friday was a perfect late summer night - not too hot, with a slight breeze. The wine was flowing. Great conversation all about. And the best part? Pizza for dinner and ice cream and truffles for dessert.
It really can't get much better than this.
Especially for Pizza Post, which beat out 11 other pizza makers, winning the title Best Pizza in Greenwich.
The blind tasting was held at the home of Carolyn and Jerry Anderson. This annual tasting - a way for the couple to thank the clients of their real estate business, Anderson Associates of Greenwich - showcases local businesses........

....... Friday night's dessert was the ice cream from the No. 3 winner that night, Longfords in Port Chester, N.Y., and the truffle from No. 1 Bridgewater Chocolate, a delightfully rich concoction that tastes as decadent as it looks. ........

Source URL: http://www.norwalkadvocate.com/features/scn-sa-pizza2sep12,0,6598514.story

Source: Mid-Hudson News

The plan to present a preferred alternative for the Tappan Zee Bridge by February or March of next year will be pushed back.

The entire team working on the project of how to deal with the more than 50-year-old bridge and the need to enhance transportation capacity will present a new timetable next month, according to Michael Anderson, the state Transportation Department’s project manager.

Anderson told the Hudson Valley Regional Council meeting at Stewart Airport Tuesday the project is about more than just providing transportation from the Hudson Valley to New York City, but it will provide for a major east-west corridor.
"It's a 30 mile corridor between Suffern and Port Chester and if you extend, on either side with reasonable reach for the market, it easily becomes 60 miles," he said. "Now we've got .......

Source URL: http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/TZB_recs-12Sep07.html

Source: Church Executive

...... GETV's Founder and CEO. Mr. Boyd started GETV under the inspiration of his mother. He was born and raised in Port Chester, New York and grew up in the Church. He was baptized at the age of 12, and became president of the church youth group and sang ......

Source: The Journal News
The man police say abducted a 21-year-old village woman from a local gas station at knifepoint and sexually assaulted her was apprehended in Chicago, police said.

The man, identified as Federico Ordaz-Cejia, 26, was believed to be in the fourth district in Chicago, Port Chester police Lt. James Ladeairous said, when a wanted poster for him was circulated Sept. 4. He had no known local address. ...

Source URL: http://www.nyjournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070911/NEWS02/709110370

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