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Events this Week in Bronxville: Wednesday. February 26 to Wednesday, March 4, 2020, Plus A Look Ahead PDF Print Email

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By Staff 

Feb. 26, 2020: Below are events that will take place in and around Bronxville from Wednesday, February 26, 2020, to Wednesday, March 4, 2020. For the Village of Bronxville calendar, click here. For all of the events at the Bronxville Public Library, click here. For the Bronxville school district calendar, click here

Wednesday, February 26, 6:00 pm: Confronting the Coronavirus and Global Epidemics: Epidemiologist and Virus Hunter Ian Lipkin '74, Sarah Lawrence College, Barbara Walters Campus Center, Rooms A & B.  Click here for more information.

Wednesday, February 26, 9:45 am: Joint Replacement Surgery Education Seminar at NYP-Lawrence Hospital. Click here to learn more.

Wednesday, February 26, 2:00 pm: Aphasia Support Group at NYP-Lawrence Hospital. Click here to learn more.

Wednesday, February 26, 4:30 pm: Freedom From Smoking Workshop at NYP-Lawrence Hospital. Click here to learn more.

Thursday, February 27 - Saturday, February 29:  Leap into March Arts Festival in Bronxville to include special events each day. Thursday at 6:30, there is a Open Mic Night at the Bronxville Public Library.  Friday at 5:30, there is a Gallery Night Opening Reception at the pop up shop next to Dobbs & Bishop. Saturday from 10am - 12 noon, there is a "B" Creative Workshop at Art Savenger Hunt at the pop up shop next to Dobbs & Bishop.

Thursday, February 27, 1:00 pm-2:00 pm: Gramatan Village and  NYP-Lawrence Hospital presentation about heart-healthy cooking and eating with registered dietician Lucrezia Scarampi.  Lunch will be provided. To RSVP, please call Gramatan Village at (914) 337-1338.

Thursday, February 27, 11:45 am - 12:30 pm:  Exercise with Evey.  Bronxville Seniors Program.  Takes place in the Edwards Room at the Reformed Church. Click here to go to the Bronxville Seniors website to learn more.

Friday, February 28, 3:30 pm - 5:15 pm: Family Film at the Bronxville Library, featuring Tangled. Rated PG. Bronxville Library, 201 Pondfield Road in Bronxville

Saturday, February 29, 6:00 - 8:30 PM: Gala in the Gallery at the OSilas Gallery at Concordia College.  Click here for tickets.

Sunday, March 1:  New York State ban on single-use bags to take effect. According to the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation, "all plastic carryout bags (other than an exempt bag) are banned from distribution by anyone required to collect New York State sales tax." Click here to find out more about the new law.  Also, click here to read a recent article on MyhometownBronxville about the new ban.

Monday, March 2 - Friday, March 13:  Bronxville Teachers' Association Food Drive to benefit Feeding Westchester.  There will be donation boxes located throughout the school. On Saturday, March 7th, from 9am -1pm, Bronxville School teachers and students will be at the ACME in Bronxville collecting nonperishable goods and personal hygiene items

Looking Ahead:

Friday, March 6, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM:  Brendan Gill Lecture featuring award-winning author Jill Lepore. Click here to learn more.

Saturday, March 7, 1:00 PM:  The Anne Hutchinson Chapter DAR will be presenting Richard Forliano, Eastchester town historian, who will speak on “choosing sides/the start of the American revolution in southern Westchester “.  Yeager room - Bronxville Public Library. Open to the public.  For questions, contact Marian Moore   CLOAKING

Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 PM:  The Jacobsen Global Lecture on US-China Relations in the Age of Disruption and Coronavirus" and featuring Scott McDonald. Click here to learn more.


Photo by N. Bower

 


Editor's note:  As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes notices about meetings of village government, the Bronxville Board of Education, and the board of trustees of the Bronxville Public Library. MyhometownBronxville does not independently research other events but will, at its discretion, consider including a notice of an event that will occur in Bronxville if information about the event is received by MyhometownBronxville (Sarah Thornton Clifford at   CLOAKING ) by noon on the Sunday before the subsequent Wednesday publication. These notices must not be advertisements; please send any requests for advertisements to Sarah Thornton Clifford at   CLOAKING .


 
From The Mayor: Statewide Budget Process Underway; Key Proposals That Will Impact Villages PDF Print Email

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By Mary Marvin, Mayor, Village of Bronxville

Feb. 26, 2020: The State budget process is well underway as Governor Cuomo has unveiled his 2020-21 Executive Budge, which is the template for all initiatives and resulting spending.

I have reviewed the documents and culled the following proposals that will have the most impact on Villagers both individually and in the upcoming budget.

Criminal Justice Reform

Most critical is the fact that the executive budget does not include any specific proposals to address the state-wide concern regarding the criminal justice reforms.

Not only do many of the initiatives in the bill passed in the last legislative session affect very legitimate concerns about safety, but there will be a huge impact on the upcoming Village budget in the neighborhood of $150,000 plus just to meet the discovery and new documentation requirements.

Coupled with this unprecedented unfunded mandate is the decision not to increase unrestricted State dollars to municipalities, happening for the eleventh year in a row despite the enormous new monetary burden placed on local government.

Recreational Cannabis

Of great potential impact is the Executives Budget proposal to legalize recreational cannabis. County governments and cities with a population over 100,000 are granted the authority to opt out, but Villages such as ours could not.  

In addition, though three levels of taxes are going to be levied on the industry, none of the money flows to local governments.

The whole issue is compounded by the fact that as yet, there is no test, like the breathalyzer, to detect driving while impaired and the character change possible in a downtown when dispensaries are situated next to local businesses catering to children and family needs.

E-Bikes and E-Scooters

The Executive Budget would also legalize the operation of E-bikes and E-scooters for individuals 16 years of age and older. Based on the legislation, they would be permitted on every street in the Village, save for dedicated school zones.

Wireless Facilities

Of great concern is state-wide is language in the budget that would establish uniform procedures affecting the siting of small wireless facilities. Uniform procedures would further the goal of the industry to eliminate all local oversight of wireless siting decisions on municipally owned and controlled rights of way.

Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

Money has been added to the budget to support water and wastewater infrastructure though the needs far exceed the appropriation. Additionally, in the past, the appropriations have been limited to those communities experiencing an emergency, thereby penalizing proactive communities such as ours. The hope would be that any funding going forward would be based on the amount of pipelines and mains owned by a municipality so as to incentivize communities to invest in their aging infrastructure.

Some other smaller in scope but impactful proposed initiatives include:

Ban On Styrofoam

State-wide ban on all uses except for pre-packaged food that is sealed prior to delivery or Styrofoam used to sell raw meat or fish.

Mother Nature Bond Act

The Mother Nature Bond Act is a three million dollar bond that would require approval via state referendum. The proceeds would be used to make environmental improvements to preserve and restore the State’s natural resources and reduce the impact of climate change by funding projects to restore natural habitats, protect open spaces, reduce flood risks and improve water quality.

Union Disclosure

Provisions in the budget would allow public employers to provide the personal information of new hires to a union without fear of constituting an unfair labor practice. The proposal supports the notion that access to this private information will ensure that unions remain up to date on the local government’s new employee hires.

Public employers would also be mandated to provide union access to their new employee orientation process.

Manual Election Recounts

The State Election Law would be amended to require county boards of election to conduct manual recounts of ballots from any general, special or primary election in the following circumstances: if the margin of victory in a state-wide election is 0.2% or less of all ballots cast; in any other election for public office including Village elections if the margin of victory is 0.5% or less.

STAR Credits

The Executive Budget provides that no STAR credits or exemptions be granted to property owners with delinquent taxes.

Court Restructuring

Following the suggested changes promulgated in a September 2019 report, the State’s Court of Claims, County Courts, Circuit Courts, Family Courts, and City Courts would be abolished. In lieu of them, the State would create a new type of court called a Municipal Court, which, along with the State Supreme Court, would handle all of the cases handled by the former courts.

Criminal Justice Reforms

While the Governor did not advance specific proposals to address the now widespread concerns regarding last year’s Criminal Justice Reform legislation, he noted that reform is an ongoing process and that he and the Legislature need to respond to relevant facts pertaining to implementation issues.

The above take on great importance since there is one party control, and it is that of the Governor, the odds increase quite significantly that the above mentioned initiatives will be approved and codified in some form by the end of the session.

Photo by A. Warner

Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.


 
Bronxville Police Blotter: February 13 to February 23, 2020 PDF Print Email
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By Bronxville Police Department

February 26, 2020: The following entries are from the Bronxville police blotter.

February 13, 2020, 1:01 PM, Pondfield Road:  A 24-year-old man of the Bronx was charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree after he was stopped for Disobeying a Traffic Control Device and the Inspection Sticker on his vehicle proved to be forged. The man was processed and released pending his next court appearance; his vehicle was impounded pending proper paperwork.

February 15, 2020, 12:05 PM, Pondfield Road: A 31-year-old man of the Bronx was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 2nd Degree after he was stopped for an illegal U-Turn and an inquiry into his driving privileges showed that his license had five active suspensions for failure to pay fines and failure to answer summonses. The man was also cited for Suspended Registration and Operating Without Insurance. He was processed and released pending his next court appearance; his vehicle was impounded.

February 17, 2020, Kraft Avenue Lot: A 2019 Audio was entered overnight, $5.00 in loose change, and a baby bag were stolen. The vehicle was not locked, and the alarm was not activated.

February 22, 2020, 8:58 AM, White Plains Road: A resident reported that he lost his license plates. An MV78B form was provided to him for the DMV.

February 23, 2020, 1:01 PM, Pondfield Road: A wallet was left in the ATM area of CitiBank. The Desk Officer contacted the owner, and it was returned intact.

 

 

 
The Miracle on Dusenberry Road PDF Print Email

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(R to L) Mary Marvin with Steve Pagliaroli, his wife Janet and their son

By Mary Marvin, Mayor, Village of Bronxville

Feb. 19, 2020: Everyone has heard of the “Miracle on 34th Street,” and now Bronxville has its own version, “The Miracle on Dusenberry Road.”

The following is a wonderful narrative of a day in the life of so many people who care for and protect us on a daily basis, making our Village the truly incredible home we are blessed to enjoy. We celebrated everyone involved at the February Board of Trustees meeting, and there was nary a dry eye in the room.

On January 10th at 8:28 am, Village mainstay, Steve Pagliaroli, a painter and contractor who has helped many of us out for the past 35 years, was just leaving a project on Dusenberry to head up to work in Rye Brook. Steve remembers telling his workers he’d meet them there and from that moment on his memory fades.

Village resident, Andrew Korb, had just finished walking his dog at Alfredo field and stopped at the STOP sign on Dusenberry. Seeing an SUV with the door wide open, and seeming unusual, he chose to stop and see if everything was okay.

He soon found Mr. Pagliaroli on the ground. He immediately called 911 and then yelled back to friend and fellow dog walker, Kathleen Hardart, a Village resident and pediatric cardiac surgeon who ran to the scene and immediately began CPR.

L to R:  Andrew Korb, Dr. Kathleen Hardart, Steve Pagliaroli and Dr. Andrew Amaranto

The Village happened to have three police cars on duty that day, again another unusual and fortuitous event in the chain of the day, and all three cars came as they were not tied up in other parts of the Village.

Sargent Bart Sandarciero, Officer Cheryl Jarosz, and Officer Lauralee Ulrich arrived. They took over CPR, employed a defibrillator, equipment in every one of our police cars, and administered oxygen from an Ambu resuscitator they also carry as standard equipment.

The Eastchester Fire Department and EVAC soon arrived on the scene and continued advanced life support measures. On the scene were Captain Richard Dempsey and Firefighters Shawn Stewart, Dominick DiRienzo, Frank Greenbaum, and Michael O’Leary.

Again, an anomaly and stroke of good fortune, EVAC had been experimenting with having two paramedics on duty. They both came to the scene, James Discuillo and Gustavo Torres, as they weren’t on other calls at that moment.

All of this occurred within a 5 to 10 minute time span upon finding a gentleman with no pulse.

Mr. Pagliaroli was transported to NYP-Lawrence Hospital, where staff was waiting with appropriate equipment as our EVAC ambulances have real-time communication with the hospital during transport.

The Director of the NYP-Lawrence Hospital Emergency Services, Dr. Andrew Amaranto, actually worked on Mr. Pagliaroli himself. He was immediately sent to the new cardiac cauterization lab upstairs in the hospital, where stents were immediately inserted.

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The first responders, Pagliaroli family and heroes of the day

Two days later, Steve Pagliaroli walked out of the hospital with his son and wife Janet by his side.

As someone so aptly put at our celebration of Steve and his family and all our first responders and medical staff, had any link in the chain faltered, the outcome would have been far different. The percentage of survival in an unwitnessed case like Steve’s is under 5 percent.

The outcome would have been different had Andrew not bothered to investigate an unusual situation; had Dr. Hardart shortened her dog walk; had multiple Bronxville police cars not been in the vicinity; had EVAC not tested having two paramedics on duty and finally had NYP-Lawrence not had a world class cath lab on the premises just minutes away.

As Chief Satriale said to his officers, and which truly applies to so many, “This may be a once in a career event as you truly saved a life.”

The “Miracle on Dusenberry” gave us all who were privy new perspective – an understanding of the fragility of life, the importance of being a good friend and neighbor, and an appreciation for the truly special men and women who serve us on a daily basis.

The Trustees and I realized that all of them are so deserving of our thanks so much more often than we seem to acknowledge.

On behalf of a very grateful Village, I say thank you to all those who care for us on a daily basis making Bronxville such a special home. We are truly blessed.

 

Photos provided by S. Clifford and Bronxville Police Department

Editor's note: As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes articles from local institutions, officeholders, and individuals. MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements therein, and any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff.




 
Events this Week in Bronxville: Wednesday. February 19 to Wednesday, February 26, 2020 PDF Print Email

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By Staff 

Feb. 19, 2020: Below are events that will take place in and around Bronxville from Wednesday, February 19, 2020, to Wednesday, February 26, 2020. For the Village of Bronxville calendar, click here. For all of the events at the Bronxville Public Library, click here. For the Bronxville school district calendar, click here

Wednesdays, February 19 and 26, 9:45 to 11:15 AM:  Joint Replacement Seminar.  Whether or not you are planning to get a new knee or hip, all are welcome to attend this pre-operative Joint Replacement Patient Education class. NYP Lawrence Hospital Lobby Conference Room.  To Register: Call 914-787-2119

Wednesdays, February 19 and 26, 2:00 to 3:00 PM:  Aphasia Support Group Meeting. Aphasia is a communication disorder that often results from damage to the brain – usually caused by stroke. These free meetings are for anyone who has the condition.  NYP Lawrence Hospital, Palmer Hall, 1st floor, Rehab Dept., Speech Office.  To Register: Call Dahna Stadtmauer at 914-787-3373

Friday, February 21, 11:00 AM:  Women & Money Round Table, Bronxville Public Library.  Click here to learn more,

Monday, February 24, 10:00 AM to Noon:  Breastfeeding Support Group.  This Group offers new mothers the opportunity to learn from one another and receive professional guidance. Meetings are free and open to all, regardless of where you gave birth. To learn more about the Group or the Center for Maternal-Child Health, call 914-787-2141.   NYP-Lawrence Hospital Lobby Conference Room

Tuesday, February 25 , 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM: Stop the Bleed program teaches everyday people bleeding control techniques to help a bleeding victim keep the blood inside their bodies after a serious injury. NYP Lawrence Hospital Cafeteria Corridor, Basement Level

Wednesday, February 26, 6:00 pm: Confronting the Coronavirus and Global Epidemics: Epidemiologist and Virus Hunter Ian Lipkin '74, Sarah Lawrence College, Barbara Walters Campus Center, Rooms A & B.  Click here for more information.

Wednesday, February 26, 4:30 pm:  NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital will host the American Lung Association seven week quit smoking program, led by a certified facilitator. NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, Cancer Center Conference Room. Sign up now, as space is limited. To RSVP, email  CLOAKING .

Thursday, February 27, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm:  In honor of February being National Heart Health Month, Gramatan Village is collaborating with NYP-Lawrence Hospital on a presentation about heart-healthy cooking and eating with registered dietician Lucrezia Scarampi.  Lunch will be provided. To RSVP, please call Gramatan Village at (914) 337-1338. 

 

 


 
Editor's note:  As a public service, MyhometownBronxville publishes notices about meetings of village government, the Bronxville Board of Education, and the board of trustees of the Bronxville Public Library. MyhometownBronxville does not independently research other events but will, at its discretion, consider including a notice of an event that will occur in Bronxville if information about the event is received by MyhometownBronxville (Sarah Thornton Clifford at  CLOAKING ) by noon on the Sunday before the subsequent Wednesday publication. These notices must not be advertisements; please send any requests for advertisements to Sarah Thornton Clifford at  CLOAKING .



 


 

 
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