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Published by Halston Media, 2019-07-25 17:58:57

Yorktown News 07.25.19

Vol. 8 No. 17 Visit for the latest news. Thursday, July 25, 2019


Residents in
need to receive
car donations

BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER candidate’s hardship in 150 Perry Gusikoff, owner of going to do with any other funds PHOTO: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
EDITOR words or less, applications must Yorktown Auto Body, stands next we raise.”
include: to a Honda Accord, which is one and either mailed
Yorktown Auto Body is giv- of five cars that will be awarded Application forms can be to Yorktown Auto Body (1798
ing away ve cars to residents in • A letter of good conduct to deserving Yorktown residents. downloaded from yorktownau- Front St., Yorktown Heights) or
need. from the Yorktown Police De- hand-delivered.
partment; Gusiko estimated that each
e contest, explained owner car is worth somewhere between
Perry Gusiko , is a way for Yor- • A clean driving record from $8,000 and $11,000.
ktown Auto Body to celebrate their insurance carrier or the
10 years in the community. DMV; and Winners may be required to pay
taxes, insurance, registration and
Applications are being accept- • Documentation of hardship. other associated fees, but Gusiko
ed from Aug. 1 to Sept. 1. Can- e applications will be re- said donors are already stepping
didates, who cannot nominate up to cover those costs, as well.
themselves, must be su ering viewed by a ve-person commit-
from some sort of hardship, be it tee of Yorktown residents. Win- “It would be great if we could
ners will be selected on Sept. 15. raise that money also for them,”
nancial, medical or otherwise. Gusiko said. “ at’s what we’re
Beyond being a Yorktown resi- Many people might view Yor-
dent, Gusiko said there are no ktown as being a wealthy com-
speci c criteria that candidates munity, but Gusiko said he
must meet to be eligible. expects there will be many de-
serving candidates.
“You can be a student and
you’re traveling down to Man- “ ere are people in need
hattan for college and it’s taking right here in town,” he said. “You
you four hours a day and you’re a think that we’re in an area where
great kid,” Gusiko said. everything is a perfect situation
for everybody, and it’s not. ere
“It has to somehow impact are a lot of people who could use
your life,” he added. “ at by re- a helping hand.”
ceiving this vehicle, it puts you in
a better position.” e cars being given away are:
a Dodge Dart, a Ford Fusion, a
In addition to explaining the Honda Accord, a Honda Pilot
and a Nissan Rogue.

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The Staff Starbucks coming to Lowe’s site BRIEFS

EDITORIAL TEAM BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER property. It is the middle of three pad sites. Trash Pick-up
BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER EDITOR ere is still space for a third retail tenant Contest
EDITOR: 914-302-5628
[email protected] Starbucks is coming to the Lowe’s property in between Starbucks and AAA, said Robert e second installment of
at 3200 Crompond Road (Route 202), a Breslin Rosenberg, Breslin Realty’s VP of development. Yorktown News’ four-week
GABRIELLE BILIK Realty executive con rmed to Yorktown News. trash pick-up resumes this week.
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-214-4285 “We are hoping to be under construction be- Winners receive a $25 gift card
Along with the Automobile Association of fore the end of the year and to be in a position to provided by Hudson River Fi-
[email protected] America, it is slated to take over a portion of a deliver the spaces to the tenants by this time next nancial Federal Credit Union.
building that will go up front and center on the year,” Rosenberg said.
ADVERTISING TEAM All you have to do to enter is
PAUL FORHAN for Yorktown send in a photo of you or your
914-202-2392 family picking up trash some-
Celebrating 10 years where in town to yorktown-
[email protected] [email protected] Please
LISA KAIN Who do you know that deserves a free car? indicate the area of town, list the
names of anyone pictured, and
914-351-2424 • Nominate a • Help a Friend the date it was taken (the photo
[email protected] Friend to Win in Need must have been taken after the
contest start date, July 25).
845-621-4049 e submission cut-o is 5
• Yorktown • Nominate p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4. e winner
[email protected] Helping your of the $25 gift card, selected at
JENNIFER CONNELLY Yorktown random, will be announced in
914-334-6335 Neighbor the July 4 issue.

[email protected] • You Can e contest is being sponsored
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e 25th Summer Concert
PRODUCTION TEAM Series presented by the York-
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PRODUCTION MANAGER Field on Veterans Road, York-
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All performances begin at
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AP physics class
visits IBM

Students learn about quantum computing,
particle accelerator and ‘Watson’

Editor’s Note: Pranav Burugula is a member played “Jeopardy” in 2011. Michael Fris- Students with the Watson supercomputer, which rose to prominence following its
of Yorktown High School’s Class of 2019. sora, a research experimental strategic appearance on “Jeopardy!”
technologies engineering manager, led us Students get a close look at a particle accelerator.
BY PRANAV BURUGULA through a presentation about the history
GUEST WRITER of the Watson computer, including why Students with a quantum computer PHOTOS COURTESY OF VISHNU PATEL
“Jeopardy” was chosen as a means to test
After learning about physics mechanics the AI algorithm. After showing us video ings with world-renowned people, such surgery. is made me realize that many
for the past eight months and taking the documentaries, with a press of a button, he as President Obama. He told us that the of the greatest breakthroughs we take for
AP physics exam, my AP physics class- showed us the original Watson computers technology he was developing was actually granted in our AP physics class, as well as
mates and I wanted to learn about the in a room behind a glass screen. We were meant for micro-engraving, but acciden- in daily life, came from discoveries found
real-world applications of physics, and in awe of the glass screen, which was origi- tally became the crucial feature of laser eye while solving entirely unrelated problems.
fortunately, living in Yorktown Heights, nally frosted but, using electrical charges
we had access to one of the leading re- and gas, could become transparent in a
search facilities in the nation: the IBM TJ fraction of a second.
Watson Research Center.
We then went downstairs to the IBM
anks to the immense support given particle accelerator, reading about the his-
to us by Vishnubhai Patel, retired IBM tory of IBM technology in exhibits placed
researcher and current Yorktown council- in the hallways on our journey there.
man, and Ramanjaneya Burugula, a scal- Matthew Copel, a research scientist in
able systems software researcher at IBM, nanoscale analysis of electronic materials,
our class was able to visit the Watson Re- taught us about how their particle accel-
search Center on Tuesday, May 21. erator works and described some of the
projects that IBM carries out using it.
We began our tour by learning about
IBM’s research in quantum computing, When I rst imagined a particle ac-
organized by Dr. Jay Gambetta, an IBM celerator, I thought of a large circular
fellow in quantum computing. Using a de- tube that would run underneath the en-
commissioned quantum computing mod- tire IBM campus. To my surprise, most
ule, we learned that a quantum computer particle accelerators, including the IBM
works by using the interactions and char- one, were much smaller and consisted of
acteristics of subatomic quantum particles two or more smaller tubes that used elec-
to perform many calculations simultane- tromagnetic elds to accelerate particles
ously, making it useful for large calcula- to a collision chamber. Since we have al-
tions like the Traveling Salesman problem. ways heard of particle accelerators in our
physics and chemistry classes at Yorktown
One of the best moments of our visit, High School, it was interesting to see a
however, was when we got to visit a fully functional one up close and appreciate the
functional IBM quantum computer. Ac- complexity, as well as the applications, of
cording to the researcher who explained particle accelerators.
IBM’s quantum computers to us, the core
unit of a quantum computer operates at Finally, while leaving the building, we
a temperature of 20 millikelvin, which ran into Dr. Jim Wynne, who is a biotech-
is 0.02 degrees from absolute zero. I was nology researcher and one of the inventors
amazed that I was standing 5 feet away of the technology behind LASIK. We had
from one of the coldest places in the uni- an enlightening conversation with him
verse. about his passions and work from when he
was in school to his time at IBM, along
Afterward, we learned about the fa- with some anecdotes about his meet-
mous Watson AI supercomputer that

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Community center to be landmarked

BY TRUDY WALZ veyor of social services closes in the Albert A. Capellini Commu- Briggs, chair of the committee, well-known names of Mildred E.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER on its rst century in existence, it nity & Cultural Center a historic
will carry into its next century a landmark. In doing so, the board gave members and those in the Strang, Rose-Marie Menes and
As the two-story, red brick permanent place in local lore. brought the number of York-
building on Commerce Street town’s designated historic land- audience a history lesson on the Kevin Kearins.
that has served as everything After a public hearing, the marks to 15.
from the community’s thriving Town Board last week granted building, which was renamed Briggs said that by landmark-
performing arts venue to pur- the Landmarks Preservation As with discussions with the
Committee’s request to designate board dating to last August, Lynn from the Yorktown Community ing the building, it would “create

& Cultural Center a year ago and bolster village interest, en-

in honor of Capellini, a former courage learning of current and

town supervisor (1977-80). future generations and provide

CHRISTMAS at history, according to the opportunities to explore and dis-

committee’s research, began in cover our past, especially with the

1923 as a replacement for six Yorktown Museum located on

Westchester Broadway Theatre one-room schoolhouses, central- the second oor.”

izing how the community deliv- And, she said, “It can add to

ered education and driving down the town’s much-needed village

IN JULYSHOP EARLY. SAVE BIG. the costs of that delivery system. cache, providing a point of des-

A north wing was added ve tination.”

years later at a cost of $75,000; Before Briggs’ presentation,

a south wing accommodating a some in the audience asked about

gymnasium was added in 1935, the possible need to replace win-

and an auditorium/theater in dows or to make improvements

1954-55. such as replacing window air

But as enrollments began to conditioners with a central sys-

slide in the 1970s, the build- tem, and whether landmarking

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partments, a library annex and ing to the committee for a COA,
a museum. It was also used by or certi cate of appropriateness.
civic groups for events and to de- It was also noted that the land-
liver health services such as blood marking would be only for the
screenings. exterior of the building, not for
Regarding the building’s cul- the interior or the property on
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tural importance, Briggs told the which it is located.
When you buy in July of 2019, your Gift Certificates
for Two are value protected from any price increases board at its meeting Tuesday, July Susan Siegel, a former town

through January 31, 2021, and offer a choice from 16, it “was the original cultural supervisor, agreed “the build-

10 MAINSTAGE MUSICALS crown of the community in the ing is a valuable addition to the

and 18 Months of Special Entertainment Events! 1980s,”where “all genres of dance community, but I don’t see any

were delivered by the Westches- need to give it a landmark des-

ter Ballet Center for the Per- ignation.” She argued that it

forming Arts.” would add to the bureaucratic

Briggs also detailed “a sig- burden and cost of making even

ni cant social accomplishment,” small improvements because, as

when in the mid-1970s, a grass- with the train station renovation,

roots group formed an advisory “everything has to be done to a

committee in an e ort to save the higher standard.”

building from being sold by the “First of all, nothing is threat-

school district. at group “hired ened,” she said. “Many times you

an engineering rm to develop an want to landmark something be-

adaptive reuse study as a commu- cause it’s threatened…I just don’t

IT HAPPENED ONE nity and cultural center. think this quali es [for landmark

Pre-Broadway New Musical Christmas Eve “ e Town Board accepted the status] and I urge you to slow

study and with public support,” down and think about it.”

the building “was saved from de- After Briggs’ presentation,

mise.” e town purchased it on Councilman Ed Lachterman

July 1, 1980, Briggs said. said, “ e landmarking is not

Additionally, she said, the about today; it’s really about to-

SPECIAL EVENTS INCLUDE: building embodies a distinct ar- morrow.”
St. Patrick's Celebration, Comedy Nights,
Forever Motown, The Duprees, All-Star Doo chitectural style, delivered by “I think it’s appropriate that we
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Tribute concerts to the Four Seasons, ABBA, the rm Knappe & Morris, and landmark it,” Councilman Tom
Eagles, Billy Joel & Elton John, Country
Music, Buddy Holly, and so much more. is associated with the region’s Diana agreed.

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New York makes cat declawing illegal

BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER when it is recommended to do.” on July 22 by Gov. Cuomo.
EDITOR Declawing should be allowed, he said,
Sen.Pete Harckham (D-South
E ective immediately, cat declawing is when the only alternatives are abandon-
now illegal in New York State. ment or euthanasia. Salem) voted to support it while

On Monday,Gov.Andrew Cuomo signed “While medical literature does not rec- Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R-
the bill into law, making New York the rst ommend declawing in all circumstances in
state in the nation to ban the practice. practice,” Manktelow said, “some doctors Mahopac) voted against it.
will not take the risk with their patients’
“Declawing is a cruel and painful pro- health or order the patient to remove the Byrne said he sought the
cedure that can create physical and behav- cats with claws from their home.”
ioral problems for helpless animals, and opinion of his Republican pre-
today it stops,” Cuomo said in a statement. Rosenthal said the only legitimate rea-
“By banning this archaic practice, we will son to remove a cat’s claws is for the sake decessor in Albany, Dr. Steven
ensure that animals are no longer sub- of its own health.
jected to these inhumane and unnecessary Katz, a veterinarian, before cast-
procedures.” “Declawing is a barbaric, inhumane
guillotining up to the rst knuckle,” ing his vote.
e bill (S.5532B) makes cat declawing Rosenthal said. “It leaves bone shards,
illegal “except when necessary for thera- it leaves pain within what’s left. It leaves “While I appreciate and sup-
peutic purposes” for the cat, Linda Rosen- phantom pain. It leaves cats with a painful
thal (D-Manhattan), the bill’s co-sponsor road for the rest of their lives.” port the intentions of this leg-
in the Assembly, said before casting her
vote on June 4. Declawing cats leaves them vulnerable islation, it was a awed bill that
to attacks and “ruins them psychologi-
“It’s inhumane. It’s barbaric. It is un- cally,” said Assemblyman Joseph Lentol once again highlighted how Al-
necessary,” Rosenthal said. “It is done for (D-North Brooklyn).
the vanity and the protection of a human’s bany politicians think they know
couch or furniture. I don’t think any of that Assemblyman Michael DenDekker (D-
is a good idea to foist on a cat.” Jackson Heights) said cat owners who are more than the experts in the
concerned about their furniture “should
O ering a dissenting opinion, Assem- maybe not have a cat.” eld,” Byrne said.
blyman Brian Manktelow (R-Lyons) said
he could not support the bill because it did “In fact, I prefer that you don’t have a Declawing a cat, Byrne said,
not provide for enough exceptions, such as cat,” DenDekker said. “Because obviously,
people with medical issues who might be you don’t understand how a cat operates. If should remain an option, but
on blood thinners. you’re lucky enough, you get to live in their
house after you bring them in. ey will only as a “last resort” and only
Veterinarians, he said, “totally discour- tell you what you are allowed to do and
age declawing as much as they possibly when you are allowed to do it.” after conferring with a licensed PHOTO: JODI WEINBERGER
can. But at the same time, there are times
e bill passed through both the As- veterinarian. Chief, owned by Halston Media editor Jodi
sembly and Senate on June 4. It was signed “Unfortunately, now that de- Weinberger, supports New York's law banning cat
clawing has been completely declawing.

banned, the result may unfortu-

nately lead to increases of even more in- cat to the whirlwind.”

human practices, such as euthanasia or a Assemblyman Charles Levine (D-Glen

growing feral cat population that can also Gove) said he is proud to stand in support

compromise public health,” he said. of New York’s four-legged friends, includ-

e bill, Katz said, will result in less feral ing his own cat, Mr. Kitty, who now re-

cats nding homes. sides in the “big litter box in the sky.”

“Declawing is a small price to pay for an “But I’m sure that Mr. Kitty would be

otherwise homeless cat to have a good,lov- very, very pleased with this bill,” Levine

ing home for the next 10-15 years,” Katz said. “ is is a major step for us as human

A Computer CAN’Tsaid. “Anyone who voted to ban declawing beings and a major step for the state of

is a heartless ignoramus condemning that New York.”

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Nancy Louise Elliott her Bible study group. After re- Aug. 16. In Lieu of owers, Fund ( or payable to the Medical Founda-
tiring, John and Nancy moved to memorial contributions may UNC Hospice (memorial gifts tion of NC and mailed to 123

Nancy Louise Elliott, York- Evergreen, Colo. Nancy moved be made to University United can be made online at go.unc. West Franklin Street, Suite 510,

town’s rst female town super- to Hillsborough, N.C., after Methodist Church, Worship edu/unchospice, or checks made Chapel Hill, N.C. 27516)

visor, passed away peacefully on John’s death.

July 11. She was 89. Nancy was a huge sports fan,

Elliott was born Oct. 8, 1929, usually reading the sports section

in Toledo, Ohio, to parents Bob of the newspaper rst. e Colo-

and Betty Rettig. She graduated rado Rockies and Denver Bron- Replacing scores of
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ter stops in Biloxi, Miss.; Co- sunshine in the Rockies, vibrant

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‘Big Baby’ Boomers Prejudice

No sooner had I taken BRUCE Sometimes, for nourishment, President Trump’s MY
issue recently (in this THE BLOG I nosh on the nuggets of native tweets last week, PERSPECTIVE
space) with people of wisdom spewed by Gary Vee (nee telling four congress-
my generation (and older) who Vaynerchuk), a social media oracle women to “go back” to the
condescend to younger genera- whose every word is gospel to mil-
countries from they came JAMES
tions than I ran into yet another BRUCE lions of Millennials and Gen Zers while suggesting they had
of those “big baby” Boomers. APAR (even though he’s a Gen Xer).
no right to criticize how the

is refugee from the ’50s and Here’s a sampling of Mr. Vee’s government is being run,

’60s was fairly oozing syrupy well-considered rants: “We get awakened in me long buried

nostalgia about how idyllic and scared of everything we didn’t memories from my youth.

noble our childhoods were. Gag grow up with. It’s what human My parents were rst generation Italian-Americans. My

me with a Flav-R-Straw. beings do…I’m so tired of old people judging grandparents, on both sides, had migrated from Sicily in the

e tortured remembrance (on Facebook) Millennials when they’re the ones who raised early part of the 20th century. All but one passed away when my

by this high school classmate of mine lovingly Millennials… Entitlement is an American thing. parents were quite young.

recounted such rose-colored artifacts as penny Who parented these children that are so entitled? My parents raised my sister and me in a small Connecticut

candy, black-and-white TV, kickball, drinking ey’re entitled because their parents handed city, Ansonia. e diminutive city was a popular settling place for

hose water… you get the mid-century milieu. everything to them.” immigrants due to its robust array of factories. As a result, Anso-

“ ese were,” his post insisted, “the good ole One of my favorite Gary Vee tweets is… “ e nia was the home of sizable Irish, Polish and Italian populations,

days.” OK, ne, it’s nice and cozy to think that masses always demonize the future and put the spread throughout the city’s geography and church parishes.

way when you are leaning back on life, re ecting past on a pedestal…” at much is undeniable. At a very young age, my dad told me distressing stories of

on the setting sun of your golden years. Under that Gary Vee Tweet, these two com- how he was told to “go home.” is was usually accompanied by

But then a trite trope heard from other older ments stood out to me… derogatory shouts of “wop” or “guinea.” Naturally, he felt hurt by

people these days reared its balding head with @HotLinePepper replied, “[I’m] 52 and I need these slurs and resented being stereotyped. Like the targets of

this goofy gem: “Kids today will never know how millennials. ere is a lot to be learned from the President Trump’s tweets, his home was America, speci cally our

it feels to be a real kid… the kids these days will younger generations.” small city in Connecticut. In response to the anti-Italian preju-

never understand how we grew up.” is from @TimBits91 wrote, “I’m a proud milennial and dice, my father decided to “Americanize” his family. He prohib-

someone who willfully wants to misunderstand I’ve learned to just ignore the older gens when ited the use of garlic in our food (though my mom snuck it in

how today’s kids are growing up. Give it a rest, they try and make me feel guilty for being around without his knowledge) or the teaching of the Italian language

Grandpa. today and not back then.” in our home. Despite his e orts to downplay his Italian heritage,

He and I may be on the same actuarial table, Well said, @TimBits91! e less relevant some he was laughed at when he applied for membership in a local

but if that’s his hidebound attitude about today’s Boomers make themselves by talking down to country club. Italian-Americans had never been admitted. at

kids, I’d sooner eat at the kids’ table. you, the more that they are bent on throwing a experience, coupled with other degradations, taught him the

When you reach a point in life where you are pity party to wanly question your relevance. ey lesson, which he shared with my sister and me, that prejudice of

struggling with the uncomfortable proximity of have it backwards. any kind is unacceptable and un-American.

mortality, there are a number of ways to react. You are wise, TimBits, to ignore the holier- e anti-Italian bigotry my father experienced had actually

Some envy the youthfulness of those who have than-thou a iction that attends aging, but also been going on for decades, the more dramatic manifestations of

most of their life ahead. eir way of dealing with let it be a lesson to you. which had made national news. One example was the lynching of

that reality is to lash out at the o enders, whose By the time you reach our age, unlike some ve Italian immigrants in Louisiana in 1899. Similarly, in down-

crime is youth. of today’s more brittle elders, I implore you to town New Orleans, in 1891, 11 Italian immigrants were lynched

Others in the same aging cohort react with re- nurture the humility and dignity that’s required to or shot to death. e prejudice that precipitated that, and other in-

silience. ey are fascinated and stimulated by the respect your juniors. cidents, was supported by a New York Times editorial which read:

elixir of youthfulness. Rather than be paralyzed by “these sneaking and cowardly Sicilians, the descendants of bandits

the past, they look forward to new gardens of op- Bruce “ e Blog” Apar is a writer, publicist, actor, and assassins, who have transported to this country the lawless

portunity that can be cultivated to make the most civic volunteer, and sole proprietor of regional passions, the cut-throat practices, and the oath-bound societies of

of the present. marketing agency APAR PR. He is the ghostwriter their native country, are to us a pest without mitigation.”

Baby Boomers are not innately superior to for new ForbesBooks title, “Fisch Tales: e Making When my grandparents migrated here, documents were not

any other generation. Nobody chooses in which of a Millennial Baby Boomer,” by Bob Fisch, now needed, just a desire for a better life and a willingness to work hard

era they grow up, so to brandish bravado about available at Amazon, WalMart, Barnes & Noble, to achieve it. Yet, the immigrant population, of which they were a

how “my experience” as a kid is superior to “your Target, and other online bookstores. Follow him as part, was portrayed by the majority population as ignorant, insular,

experience” is nothing but a sad commentary on Bruce e Blog on social media. Reach him at [email protected] superstitious, lazy, and violent. Modern research has revealed that

the delusional power of aging. or 914-275-6887. there was no basis of fact to support any of these prejudices.

Despite the truth, Italian immigrants in general faced a host

of obstacles as they sought to assimilate into American society,

Bruce the Blog on Stage including police brutality, and discrimination in housing and

Bruce Apar appears in the original full-length play, “Goldensbridge,” on Aug. 3, 4, and 6, as part of the employment. Today, Italian Americans are for the most part
Broadway Bound eatre Festival at eatre Row on 42nd Street. e autobiographical work, by Albi
Gorn, traces the author’s roots to Westchester’s Goldens Bridge colony, a utopian community settled by rmly entrenched into American society on all levels. Yet, the

socialists in the mid-20th Century. For information: lessons taught by decades of discrimination should never be

forgotten. It is also important to keep in mind that as bad as my

descendants had it, it pales in comparison to the su ering of Na-

tive Americans and African Americans.


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Thursday, July 25, 2019 OPINION Yorktown News – Page 9

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LETTERS solar law—but we need one that cal bird population is in danger mantra that we are 10 years away produced by driving an aver-
protects our property rights. from large commercial solar from Armageddon and other age car for 26,000 miles. at
FROM PAGE 9 And we do not need a new layer farms and that the environ- hyperbolic climate change fear same acre of trees also produces
of bureaucracy. mental and alternative energy factors. I didn’t want to wind her enough oxygen for 18 people to
eses two terms, commercial groups cover up and downplay and the others up by injecting breathe for a year.” ( e New
and industrial, are being used to Jim McKean the death rate due to the “lake facts into the discussion. York Times)
justify the 10-acre minimum, by Yorktown Heights e ect” of birds crashing into the
implying that there is some- panels. Some facts not in dispute • “A 100-foot tree, 18” diam-
thing inherently bad in larger Say no to solar regarding solar and wind power eter at its base, produces 6,000
solar installations. But that At the hearing, I was going are that these energy suppliers pounds of oxygen.” (Northwest
arbitrary lot size signi cantly To the editor, to address the cost factor but make up about 5 percent of the Territories Forest Management)
diminishes the value of the I spoke against the proposed because of the late hour and the world’s energy. Even France,
land of the majority of property previous speaker, a young lady, Netherlands, Germany and • “On average, one tree pro-
owners in Yorktown. We need a law Solar Law on Tuesday, July who was in tears repeating the California need up to 85 per- duces nearly 260 pounds of oxy-
9, because the migratory and lo- cent fossil fuel and or nuclear gen each year. Two mature trees
energy to maintain the living can provide enough oxygen
Leave Your Hair To Us standard. Solar and wind power for a family of four.” (Environ-
is weak and unreliable with lim- ment Canada, Canada’s national
Ask us about our Summer Specials ited battery storage when the environmental agency)
sun doesn’t shine and the wind
Actual Client doesn’t blow. Wind has ad- She also ignores the e ect
ditional health issues regarding that clear cutting has on not
The Hair Wharf human hearing and bird deaths. only the ora but also the fauna.

914-232-7271 Manufacturing solar panels ere are a great variety of crea-
uses a tremendous amount of tures that live in this area and
Kerry, Lesli, Madi Salon Hours: Tues-Fri: 10-5, Thurs: 10-8, energy and creates tremendous clear cutting an area that large
Sat: 9:30-4, Sun: 10-12 (By Appt. Only), pollution. Each solar/wind can only damage that habitat.
dependent municipality needs
Closed Mon. alternative sources of power In addition, when we talk
such as nuclear and coal. Yor- about reducing our carbon
20 Valley Road | Katonah | NY 10536 ktown should reject any large- footprint it is looked at on a na-
scale commercial solar farms. tional level, however, we cannot
Clearcutting wooded areas and ignore the local consequences.
killing wildlife is not “Progress Most of us live up here because
with Preservation,” which is the of this is the environment. We
town’s motto. America leads the like the fresh air that the trees
way in environmental retooling. bring and the sight and sounds
I hope Yorktown doesn’t fall for of various wildlife.
the hype and realizes that much
of this climate change hysteria is One more thing I would
a business plan to make money. like to add; some time ago, I
received a ier in the mail from
Kevin Murphy a solar farm asking me to hook
up with them. Part of the ier
Yorktown Heights stated that I might not save
money and might even pay
Solar farms do more than I was at the time,
not bene t the BUT that I would be helping
environment the environment. Now, I am
environmentally conscious, as
To the editor, are most of those who live up
I would like to take issue here, but when I think of put-
ting solar panels on my house
with the letter written by Patty it’s mainly to save money and
Peckham ( July 18, “Support for I would venture to say that’s
Yorktown’s solar law”) to the the primary reason most do it.
extent that it is a bit one sided. So when a solar farm comes in
She talks about the di erences and says they are here to save
in the amount of CO2 absorbed the environment, the questions
by trees relative to the amount I want to ask are: 1) Will it
saved by reducing our carbon save me money, 2) can you do it
footprint and leaves it at that. without destroying the current
However, she ignores the oxy- environment, and 3) are you
gen output of the trees. doing this to save the environ-
ment or make money? Because
• “A mature leafy tree produc- if you’re doing it to save the
es as much oxygen in a season environment, will you do it as a
as 10 people inhale in a year.” not-for-pro t organization? We
(Arbor Day Foundation) all know that answer.

• “A single mature tree can Ralph Zucker
absorb carbon dioxide at the
rate of 48 pounds/year and Mohegan Lake
release enough oxygen back into
atmosphere to support two hu- Campaign season
man beings.” (McAliney, Mike. in full swing
Arguments for Land Conser-
vation: Documentation and To the editor,
Information Sources for Land Yorktown is again entering
Resources Protection, Trust for
Public Land, Sacramento, CA, the election cycle with letters
December 1993) of criticism about the existing
leadership rather than what
• “One acre of trees annually other candidates will and can do
consumes the amount of carbon di erently.
dioxide equivalent to that

Thursday, July 25, 2019 OPINION Yorktown News – Page 11

LETTERS being an employee and not an elected We’ll Be Your Personal CFO
o cial—he did not pass any legislation!
FROM PAGE 10 Another letter cited Mr. Slater’s academic A trusted partner who delivers clear solutions to
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Supervisor Gilbert and Councilmembers Supervisor Gilbert’s professional life enjoying the pleasures in life.
Roker, Diana, Lachterman and Patel all working in the judiciary, in the public eye,
care about Yorktown. e hours that they far exceed those whose experience is in It’s not just about knowing where you want to go,
put in go well beyond what should be back o ce operations. it’s being able to plan how you’re going to get there.
expected of them. Further, those people
who are regularly present at Town Board No candidate should state that they will • Investing
and Planning Board meetings also care increase town services that will require • Retirement Planning
about Yorktown. And while some issues funding without further stating where • Financial Planning
at board meetings can be contentious, that funding would come from. If the
the vast majority of the people speaking suggestion is to lower the taxes of a select
at public hearings and courtesies of the group of citizens, then they should explain
what other services would be cut or whose
oor care about Yorktown. What should taxes will be raised in order to pay for the
be of greater concern is those people who new services.
desire to run for o ce who have just
recently begun to make appearances at Finally, there appears to be a role rever-
board meetings or who would rather do a sal. In the past, in Yorktown, Democrats
photo op than appear regularly at board wanted to increase taxes and spending
meetings. while Republicans wanted a steady hand
on the scal tiller; now it appears that the
One letter stated that Mr. Slater was Republicans want to spend and tax while
successful when employed by the county, the Democrats have a steady hand on the
the Assembly and by the Senate. at let-
ter also stated that Mr. Slater also passed scal tiller.
legislation. From what I understand, Mr. Jay Kopstein
Slater was a good employee; however—
Yorktown Heights

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MARTORANO When one part of soci-
ety hates another, two things

happen. Members in the non-

In fact, looking back at our marginalized group feel a sense

nation’s history, it’s been a real of worth and superiority over

struggle for America to rid itself the target group as well as a

of the twin evils of prejudice bonding cemented by a shared

and racial discrimination. On emotion, albeit a dark one. One

our journey towards a society of example of this occurs during

inclusion and mutual respect, it combat. It behooves the military

seems like we take two steps for- to dehumanize the enemy by

ward, then one step back. Why is reducing them to subhuman

it so di cult? status, often using racial slurs.

e truth is that prejudice and is tactic brings the combat-

hate are easy emotions to cul- ants a feeling of solidarity as

tivate and mine. On a political well as insulating them against

level, any half-skilled demagogue any feeling of empathy toward

can, with the right words or slo- the enemy. Similarly, in politics,

gans, tap into the darker side of there are bene ts bestowed on

our psyche. e real question is a leader who can harness the

why would anyone want to? We hate unearthed by racist rhetoric;

live in a multicultural, ethnically namely, that leader gains uncon-

diverse democracy. Our strength ditional and permanent devotees

is in our diversity. Calling on by convincing them that they

a portion of our population to are going up against a common,

hate, rather than accept people subversive, threatening and

who are di erent, inevitably subhuman enemy.

signals a sad retreat from the A second recollection that

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to address their grievances,

principles on which this country

was founded. He said he liked

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a rather heated “if you don’t like

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Overcoming the myths of dental implants

BY DR. MATT GUARINO plants. Your jawbone is fully developed your teeth and gums are numb from an If you’ve lived with an unattractive smile
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and your gums are in good shape, you are 2-6 month recovery period is well worth
Dental implants are the closest you can usually a good candidate for implants. Myth 3: Dental implants are really ex- the wait. e extra healing time is due to
get to healthy, natural teeth. pensive. the time it takes the dental implant root
Myth 2: Dental implants are painful. to bond with the bone in your mouth. e
ink of dental implants as arti cial Many people dread going to the den- Depending on dental bene ts, they total healing time also varies from patient
tooth roots, similar in shape to screws. tist due to anxiety and fear of pain. Nev- might not be as expensive as you expect. to patient. With that being said, many pa-
When the implants are placed in your jaw ertheless, getting implant surgery is less Implants can last for decades if cared for tients feel that the time spent waiting for
bone, they bond with your natural bone. painful than you may expect. In general, well. If you’re missing most, or all of your the implant to harden is a small price to
As a result, they become a sturdy base for oral surgery can cause some pain and teeth, just a few implants can anchor a full pay for a lifetime of satisfaction.
supporting one or more arti cial teeth, discomfort, but many claim that implant
also known as crowns. placement is more comfortable than a xed arch of replacement teeth. Not only Myth 5: Dental implants are unsafe/
tooth extraction. You may feel some pres- is this the most comfortable and aesthetic prone to failure.
A connector, called an abutment, is sure during the procedure, but because solution, but it preserves your future oral
placed on top of the implant to hold and health by minimizing bone degradation. Dental implants have been used in pa-
support your crowns. e crowns them- tients for more than 60 years and have a
selves are custom-made to match your Myth 4: e recovery time is too long. 95 percent success rate, and up to 98 per-
natural teeth and t your mouth. cent with proper maintenance. is indi-
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are the strongest devices available to sup- patients have absolutely no negative or
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Page 18 – Yorktown News HEALTH & WELLNESS Thursday, July 25, 2019

Three tools to maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout summer

BY ALINA PEDRAZA day for 15 minutes each, or riding a bike on the board- • Limit your alcohol intake.
walk during your family vacation. Really anything that is is a game changer. A drink here, a drink there,
By this point in the summer you have most likely
been enjoying yummy cocktails, BBQs, outdoor dining requires more than sitting, driving or laying. they all add up. Warm weather, vacations and outdoor
and maybe even family vacation.
Ask yourself before bed, or when you wake up in dining tend to bring with it the booze. It’s the same con-
Since we’re just at the halfway point, take a second
to re ect. What was your mentality about your lifestyle the morning, what activity or movement am I going to cept as above. We’re not saying to cut it out completely
approach heading into summer? What is your mentality
now? commit to today? (although if you’re going to cut anything out complete-

e summer mentality tends to be similar to the week- P.S. Going on family vacation does not mean “take ly, we would say alcohol), but simply to choose your
end mentality, which is typically a “free for all” mental-
ity. Routines go out the window, whether it be a regular a break.” It means “get creative with your workouts!” If drinking frequency, amount and type of alcohol wisely.
exercise and tness routine, meal prep routine, hydration
routine, etc. Maybe this summer you told yourself you you usually go hard at the gym, then use the activity you Mimosas, margaritas and mojitos have an enormous
weren’t going to have a “free for all” mentality and you
were going to stay on track, and up to this point you do on your family vacation as active recovery. amount of calories due to the sugary add-ins and those
either have maintained your routine or you’ve left those
better-for-you-lifestyle habits in the dust. • Reward yourself for making good choices. are summer favorites. If you know you have a big party

If you’ve ditched your healthy lifestyle routines for e reason we “fall o ” during summer months is that you want to let a little loose at with some alcohol,
less healthy habits, it’s time to re ect and decide how
you want to take action for the remainder of the sum- because we have this association that summer means that’s ne. Just consider staying away from mid-week
mer months.
laid back and fun and laid back and fun boils down to drinks if that’s the case. And usually, when we start to
TO GET BACK ON TRACK FOR THE REMAINDER unhealthy habits simply because healthy habits “take drink, we start making poor food choices as well. You
work.” e truth is we pay for our unhealthy habits in don’t need to have a drink every time you go out to eat.
• Commit to 30 minutes to one hour of movement
every day. other ways. Missing out on meal prep to enjoy outdoor Choose at what meals and events you want to reward

Running around to drop your kids o at camp is not dining means more money on lunches and dinners out yourself with a beverage.
considered exercise. It’s nice out, so maybe you don’t
want to be indoors at the gym, but don’t neglect the and poor choices when we go out to eat that catch up We still have the entire month of August to prevent
bene ts of physical movement. Commit to some sort of
activity every single day. to us. the u y, bloated, post-summer feels. If you implement

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How often do kids need eye exams?

Many people expect their vi- kids receiving routine eye exams. BIRTH TO 2 YEARS 6 THROUGH 18 YEARS tant component of child healthcare.
sion to fade as they grow older. Eye examination frequency Children in this age group Whether they are at risk of By adhering to AOA eye examina-
tion guidelines, parents can ensure
Such expectations are not un- depends on the age of the child whose physicians have deemed eye conditions or not, children any vision problems their children
founded, as the National Eye and the condition of his or her them asymptomatic of potential between the ages of six and 18 develop are quickly caught and can
Institute notes that certain vision eyesight at the time of each eye conditions or at low risk of should have their eyes examined be treated before they adversely af-
changes, including diminished exam. e American Optomet- developing eye conditions should before rst grade and annually fect youngsters’lives.
vision and di culty distinguish- ric Association has established have their eyes examined some- thereafter. Youngsters who are at
ing colors, are a normal part of these guidelines for pediatric eye time between six and 12 months risk may need more frequent ex- is article is from Metro Creative
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Top 5 health hazards to avoid this summer

White sandy beaches. Sunrise sionals encounter —and how you To protect your feet, always
wear shoes when walking
hikes. e sizzle of the BBQ grill. can avoid them and improve your outside. GUEST
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even in the backseat. Make you to stay hydrated, avoid direct
unexpected dangers, from insect Sure, the feeling of soft grass or sure children are properly secured sunlight during hot weather, wear
in car seats. loose clothing and always apply
bites to heat stroke, with poten- sand between your toes is appeal- sunscreen.
tially serious consequences. ing. However, I see a tremendous BACKSEAT FOR CHILDREN 4. INSECTS
Bugs can lead to bigger prob-
Here I’ll explain ve summer increase in cuts and lacerations to Did you know that three doz-
en children are killed each year lems than a ruined picnic. When
health hazards medical profes- feet during the summer months. from being left alone in hot cars? it comes to bugs, the biggest dan- gorged tick on your body, a doctor
Sometimes busy or exhausted ger in the Hudson Valley is tick- will likely prescribe antibiotics and
Rooney Orthodontics parents either forget they didn’t borne illnesses. e best-known of monitor for symptoms.
Children & Adults drop o their child as planned, or these is Lyme disease, symptoms
get distracted. Get in the habit of of which include fatigue, joint 5. FOOD BORNE ILLNESSES
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an increased risk of heat exhaus- ticks, wear long pants when hik- to grow on food. e U.S. Depart-
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sive sweating, fatigue, fogginess DEET. Always check yourself more than two hours may not be
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Thursday, July 25, 2019 Yorktown News – Page 21

Legendary Bozek sisters play in summer league

BY MIKE SABINI them, and was also named All- of the Year, named All-American

CONTRIBUTING WRITER American. three times, including rst team in

Bozek played eld hockey as 2014 and 2015, along with being a

e gold standard when it comes well for a period of time in Aus- standout lacrosse player, for three

to athletes from Northern West- tralia. years.

chester is 1997 Peekskill graduate “I went to Australia for a couple Like Emma, Dana, who is a ris-

and current Philadelphia 76ers of reasons,” Bozek said. “First and ing senior playing at the Univer-

general manager Elton Brand. foremost, I wasn’t ready to give up sity at Albany, enjoyed being on

Brand played 17 years in the the game I love. Based on the way the same eld with her sister.

National Basketball Association, programs are set up in America, “It’s always fun matching up

which included being taken as there aren’t many opportunities to with her and trying to take the

the No. 1 overall pick in the draft continue playing eld hockey at ball,” said Dana, who earned

by the Chicago Bulls in 1999, a high level after college. On top All-Northeast Region rst team

earning co-rookie of the year hon- of that, I have always had a pas- honors her junior year and was

ors and being named an All-Star sion for traveling, new experiences named to the All-Northeast Re-

twice. and pushing myself outside of my gion second team as a sophomore

Unfortunately for 2012 Lake- comfort zone.” at Albany. “We’ve always been so

land graduate Emma Bozek, there Bozek was in her comfort zone competitive, since we were young

is no national eld hockey asso- on July 18. She played against sis- kids going out on the turf.”

ciation to play in, in this country, ter Dana Bozek in the Hudson Dana will go against her other

but if there was, she would be a Valley Summer Field Hockey sister, Megan Bozek, when Al- PHOTO: MIKE SABINI

good bet to be the eld hockey League at Lakeland. bany hosts the University of New Lakeland graduates and sisters, Dana Bozek (left) and Emma Bozek
version of Brand. “It’s incredible,” said Emma, Hampshire at in October.

At Lakeland, Bozek was one of on being on the same eld with Megan, a ‘10 Lakeland gradu- other during the season, talking said of her relationship with her

the most decorated multi-sport Dana. “I am so proud of Dana for ate, was a state champion and about new scores and new players, sisters. “It was the reason I could

stars in Section 1 history. She how far she has come as a player. a two-time second-team All- whose doing well this season. So, play at UNC and what drove me

won three state titles, was named So, being able to play side-by-side American for the Hornets, before it’s funny when you play against from a very young age. I am in-

National Player of the Year and after years and years of not playing going on to play at New Hamp- her, because you don’t want to spired by both of them every day.”

earned All-American honors with each other on this eld spe- shire, where she was a two-time give away too many team tactics, As for the summer league con-

twice in eld hockey, while in la- ci cally, is pretty heartwarming.” All-American and now is an as- when you are on the phone, but test, in typical Emma fashion, she

crosse was named All-American, Emma said before this sum- sistant coach. still I’m getting her eld-hockey perfectly weaved her way through

garnered three sectional titles and mer, the last time she had played “It’s funny because me and Meg sense in.” the defense to slam home the

made it to the state nals once. at Lakeland was when she was a talk a lot of eld hockey together,” Emma said that she is blessed game’s nal goal.

She then played on four Final student athlete there. said Dana, who plays at Albany to have both Dana and Megan “Oh please, it was a great pass,

Four eld hockey teams at the Dana graduated from Lakeland with Lakeland grads Julie Papa- in her life and wouldn’t be where and a great assist, down the line

University of North Carolina, in 2016, where she won ve state nicolaou and Kelsey McCrud- she is today with them. from the right middie, so it felt

was the leading scorer on two of titles, was named National Player den. “So we’re always calling each “It was everything,” Emma good,” a very humble Emma said.

Yorktown boys split on pitch

Young Hornets learning in summer league


Yorktown’s boys soccer squad James Calidonna battles for control. PHOTOS: DEENA BELL
played John Jay-East Fishkill to
a scoreless rst half in summer- town (6-1-2). day.”
league action at Lakeland on July
16. “Scotty is a great goalie,” Yorktown played great in a 6-1

e Dutchess County squad O’Callaghan said. “He pays at- triumph over Walter Panas on
though took control in the sec-
ond half, scoring three times, tention to detail. He’s very tech- July 14 at Lakeland, led by Mikey
which led to a 3-0 Patriots’ vic-
tory. nical in goal. He commands in O’Connor (2) Chris Judge (1G),

“It’s still summer league so we Teddy Kozera heads the ball. the back. He has a bright future Ciaran Donahue (1G), David
still have to gure out how the
team is going to be, the game Playing well in goal was rising because he works his butt o . Dippolito (1G), Peter Spallone
style we are going to play, but the junior Scott Weitman, who made
main thing in the rst half was He’s a great keeper. Even though (1G) and Weitman (2 saves).
e ort,” Yorktown rising senior
center mid elder/striker Tim ve saves, in the summer league he let in those three, it wasn’t on SEE BOYS SOCCER PAGE 22
O’Callaghan said. “We still had regular season nale for York- him. He played a great game to-
our gas full, we were moving the
ball around pretty well. Second
half we just ran out of gas in the
tank and we let up a little bit but
playo s are coming around, we’ll
be ready to go.”

Page 22 – Yorktown News SPORTS Thursday, July 25, 2019

McCrudden leads Lakeland Gold to victory
Records hat trick against RVG

BY MIKE SABINI of the Lakeland captains this Anna Lemma (1G, 1A), Katie

CONTRIBUTING WRITER year along with Daly, Emma Lemma (1G) and Vulaj (1G).

Halderman and Lauren Salazar. Yorktown (1-4) fell to

Jenna McCrudden scored Hornets II JV (3-1) nipped Ossining in the varsity division

three goals, including one that Hornets I JV 4-3, led by Sara 4-2, with the Huskers’ o ense

made the score 4-0 at halftime, Costa (1G),Lemma (1G),Pashka being produced by Maddy Marr

in leading Lakeland Gold to a Vulaj (1G), Gabby Al nito (1G) (1G, 1A), Ellie O’Donnell (1G)

7-0 victory against the Rondout and Pagliaroli (11 saves). and Samantha Penneys (1A).

Valley Ganders, who hail from Bella Basulto (1G), Emily e Huskers trailed 2-0 at

near Kingston. Yazzetti (1G), Ava Guadagno halftime but played much better

at July 18 contest took place (1G), Keira Gallagher (1A), in the second half, as they played

in the varsity division of the Emma Numme (1A) and Jenna the Pride to a 2-2 standstill after

Hudson Valley Summer Field Yazzetti (11 saves) led Hornets I halftime in the July 17 contest.

Hockey League at Lakeland, JV (3-1). “Our team played better in the

where all league games are played. Goal Diggers (2-2) bested second half because we knew that

“It was good to nish the Hudson Valley 10-8 in the we had to step it up,” said Marr,

rst half on a good note, I feel open division, paced by Kelsey a rising senior defender. “Being

like I was starting o slow,” McCrudden (5G), Lisa Clarke down two, only having four eld

McCrudden said. “ en my (2G), Erin McCrudden (1G), players, we all understood that

teammate Erin (Daly) was like, Sarah Bussell (1G), Danielle we had to get focused and really

come on you got it and that’s Merante (1G) and Cassie Halpin work together to score.”

what really pushed us through.” (7 saves). Shining again in goal for the

Emma Ryan (2G), Raquel Keirra Ettere (3G), Bella Huskers was Addy Araneo, who

Nieves (1G), Katie Lemma (1G), Pugliese (2G), Krista Dietz recorded 21 saves.

Daly (1A), Keirra Ettere (1A) (2G), Jenna McCrudden (1G), “Addy is a great goalie and is

and Celeste Pagliaroli (3 saves) Amanda Cimillo (13 saves) and always solid in the cage,” Marr

also earned their way into the box Pagliaroli (9 saves) led Hudson said. “She works really hard in

score for Lakeland Gold (4-0). Valley (1-3). and out of season. Addy leaves it

“All of us are just super excited Hornets II JV defeated all out on the eld, which really

for the season and we are putting Mahopac JV 6-1 in the JV/ helps our team.”

it out there on the eld,” said Modi ed division on July 17, led e Dutchmen, from

McCrudden, who will be one by Costa (2G), Basulto (1G, 1A), Guilderland in the Albany area,

defeated Yorktown 5-2, with

the Huskers paced by Kelsey PHOTOS: DEENA BELL
McDonnell (1G), Alex Bold Jenna McCrudden carries the ball upfield.
(1G) and Araneo (14 saves) on

July 15. made 24 saves. Pagliaroli (3G), Basulto (1G,

Yorktown also played Somers Lakeland Gold blanked 1A),Mia Smith (1G) and Celeste

on the same night, with the Walter Panas 10-0, led by Jenna Pagliaroli (2 saves).

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Daly gives Lakeland girls summer league title

Town’s Carucci gets game-winner vs. North Salem

BY MIKE SABINI couple of friends on the team so after the game was tied 2-2 in Linda Daly reverses direction. PHOTOS: DEENA BELL
CONTRIBUTING WRITER it was fun to score on them and regulation. Caitlin Ward controls.
play against them,” Daly said.
Lakeland and Yorktown’s girls Iva Chee and Julianna Vano
soccer teams were both trying Both teams received solid scored in regulation for the
to beat the clock and inclement performances from their Huskers.
weather as the two crosstown respective goalies, who each
rivals competed in a hard-fought made huge saves to keep the Vano, Leanna Biberaj and
summer league championship game scoreless until Daly’s game- Abby Passarella scored in rst
game at Walter Panas on July 17. winner. round of penalty kicks for
Yorktown. en with the score
Rising Lakeland sophomore, Caley Doell garnered ve saves knotted at 3-3 in the penalty-
outside left mid elder Linda for Lakeland. Emma Stensrud kick round, Lucia Carucci tallied
Daly, made sure that her squad had three saves in the rst half the sudden victory penalty kick,
would get out on top before and Erisa Krasniqi registered two which put Yorktown in the title
the heavy rains came. Her goal, saves in second half for Yorktown. game.
assisted by Nadia Parisi, late in
the second half, gave Lakeland Daly also scored the only goal “I was focused on keeping
a thrilling 1-0 victory and the in Lakeland’s 1-0 triumph against my composure and nishing
summer-league crown. host Panas two days earlier in with power into the left corner,”
a semi nal contest, with that Carucci said. “I tried to think
“I was actually very scared goal being assisted by Francesca only about the job I had to do,
of this, because there was a fast Gerbasi. and ignore any other factors. e
defender chasing me, so I really end resulted in a win for our hard-
just had to focus and make sure Daly feels the experience the working team, and I was very glad
that my touches were right,”Daly Hornets (6-0-1) during summer we had pushed through together
said. “It felt amazing afterwards. league will bene t them come in order to reach that point.”
I was under pressure since the the fall.
score was 0-0 and I didn’t want Krasniqi saved two of the
to go into penalties so it felt very “I feel like going into the penalty kicks and nished with
relieving to score.” season we are going to be more
familiar with each other, be able ve saves.
e victory felt extra sweet for to link up passes easier and stu Like Daly, Carucci thought
Daly because of her familiarity like that,” Daly said. playing in the summer was very
with some of the Husker players. important for Yorktown (5-2) as
Yorktown advanced to the well.
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BOYS SOCCER those teams in July, to be bet- GIRLS SOCCER Gerbasi
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FROM PAGE 21 FROM PAGE 23 comes in for
the steal.
team shape come August.” “It was very bene cial for we
were able to adjust to playing
“ at was the style of play ree of those teams are with a di erent group of girls and
to develop as team in some new
we had to run, more direct. Somers, Rye, and Yorktown, ways,” Carucci said. “We were
all very happy to be back on the
Being more direct allows us to who Hourahan said all look
eld, and are looking forward to
score more. is game today we to have rosters that will make more soccer.”

didn’t score because we weren’t deep runs this fall. Kate MacDonald
receives the
direct as we should’ve been. We “ ey are probably three of pass.

still have to work on that. With the top six teams in the whole

time, that will come.” class that will feature 29 total

Lakeland was blanked by teams competing in Class A

Somers, 2-0, on July 16, led by this fall,” Hourahan said. “So

Jason Pasato (7 saves). we know the level of play re-

“My young team here at quired.”

Lakeland has continued to get Lakeland (1-3-5) fell to vis-

better during the nine-game iting Briarcli 2-1 on July 14,

round robin of summer league,” with Genti Gashi (1G), Bryan

Lakeland coach Tim Hourahan Jaramillo (1A) and Pasato (6

said. “It has been fun to watch. saves) doing the honors for the

We only have ve seniors on Hornets.

the team and actually had four “It was good to see rising se-

rising freshmen play with us so nior Genti Gashi nd the back

they are learning on the y. My of the net for the third time, he

summer league has continued has had a nice summer for us

to bring some of the top teams and we will hope he continues

in the entire section for the last to grow into this team,” Ho-

few years so it is great to get an urahan said.

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lowed to contribute $2,000 to an IRA. If dollars earned or contributions made. e the length of time it will have to grow. Even
e summer months for many students they earned $20,000, then they would be al- IRS does not care who makes the contribu- the smallest of contributions can grow sig-
mean no school,a break from normal routines, lowed to contribute $6,000. tion to the IRA provided it does not exceed ni cantly due to the power of compound
late nights, vacations and trips to the pool. your child’s earned income discussed in Step interest to which Albert Einstein referred
Step 2: Identify which savings account is 1. I work with some parents that choose to as “ e eighth wonder of the world. He
Amongst all this fun, many young stu- best for the child. In my experience, most of to match their child’s earnings and make who understands it, earns it; he who doesn’t,
dents use this time of year to earn a few bucks the time it is the Roth IRA. Since most kids the IRA contribution themselves and oth- pays it.”
through various forms of part or full-time do not earn enough money to bene t from ers who choose to match any contributions
employment. While seeing their children a tax-deductible contribution, the Roth’s af- their child makes into their IRA for the year. Please do not request trades via e-mail since
earn income, many parents often ask, “How ter-tax contribution is often more applicable. As a parent, this is up to you and what your they cannot be honored in this manner.
can I encourage my child to save or educate Under today’s rules, if a child opens a Roth Securities and Advisory Services o ered
them on the bene ts of saving early?” with an after-tax contribution and holds the nances will allow. through Cadaret, Grant & Co., Inc. A
account until age 59-1/2, any withdrawal Step 4: Have your nancial professional Registered Investment Advisor and Member
An idea to help parents answer this ques- will be tax free and the growth will be tax or yourself sit down with your child to dis- FINRA/SIPC. Northern Westchester
tion can be found in a strategy that I have deferred. is is also a great opportunity to cuss the above mentioned plan in detail, em- Financial Services and Cadaret, Grant & Co.,
termed,“A Child’s Savings Incentive Plan.” educate your child on the power of com- phasizing the bene ts of saving at an early Inc. are separate entities. Philip Settembrino,
pound interest or tax-deferred growth! age,the power of tax-deferred growth,an in- WMCP, President of Northern Westchester
Step 1: Determine if your child is eligible tro discussion to investing,the type of invest- Financial Services, 2649 Strang Blvd, Suite
to contribute to an IRA. Children of any age Step 3: Not all summer jobs are lucra- ment that will be used for the contributions 104 Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. For more
can contribute to an IRA if they have earned tive enough for students to want to open a and how the child can follow the investment. information, call 914-514-5000 or visit
income from an employer (i.e. lifeguards, Roth IRA and defer all or part of what little Young people do not often realize how northernwestchester
camp counselors, etc.). If you can check this income they made over the summer into much of an advantage the gift of time is.
box, then they will be able to contribute the a long-term savings account…I get it! As
lesser of $6,000 or their taxable earnings for

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Mahopac | $995,000 Yorktown Heights | $649,900 Carmel | $619,000
Unique property on Lake Mahopac. 1.5 acres, Improved Price! Near bike trail, shops & restaurants. Reduced! 3BR/2.5BA Farmhouse. Kit w/granite ctrs,
3BR/2.5BA, EIK, FPL, HWF, vaulted ceiling. Dock, 3BR/3.5BA Colonial. EIK w/granite, HWF, FPL. Deck, wide plank flrs, FPL. In-grnd pool, 1 car attchd, 2 car
mooring & boathouse, tennis court. fenced yard, IG pool. detached garage.
Barbara Bodnar C. 914.649.2018 Noor Dunn C. 914.393.7588 Pauline Angrisani C. 845.664.4579

Putnam Valley | $619,000 Yorktown Heights | $550,000 Mahopac | $495,000
Resort like property! 4BR/2.5BA, high ceilings, open Reduced! Bright Split/Colonial offers 3BR/2.5BA. Fabulous 3BR/3BA Ranch. EIK w/granite, HWF, arch
layout, EIK w/granite, French doors, walkout LL, deck, Updated EIK, HWF, sunroom, deck. LL w/sep entrance. windows, MBR w/BA & WIC, fin LL, Trex deck, private
IG pool. 2.7 acres. 1.4 acres, prof landscaping. yard, mudroom, walk to park.
Anthony Guido C. 914.584.2621 Maureen Connolly C. 914.419.6251 Cindy Aqeel C. 917.560.7771

Shrub Oak | $475,000 Hopewell Junction | $438,000 Yorktown Heights | $399,000
Open layout and details are sure to impress. Desirable Lake Vistas! 4BR/2.5BA, EIK, sunken LR, Raised Ranch in heart of Yorktown Heights offers 3 BR
3BR/2BA, updated EIK w/oak floors, DR w/wall of win- HWF, fam rm w/FPL, deck, level property. Available for 3 Full Baths. Needs updating but is great value.
dows. Only 2 miles to Taconic. Rent too! Near Taconic. 2 add'l lots included.
Maureen Connolly C. 914.419.6251 Maria Tomaselli C. 914.319.2962 Thomas Santore C. 845.590.5488

Carmel | $369,000 Yorktown Heights | $289,900 Yorktown Heights | $279,000
Charming Ranch w/walkout LL. 3BR/2BA, EIK, brick Desirable 2BR unit in JV. No steps, carport & driveway, Enjoy JV lifestyle in this 2 BR Manor unit. Easy 1 level
FPL, HWF, crown moldings, screened porch, level & SGD to patio, MBR w/WIC. Enjoy pool, clubhouse, living, no step entry. Private patio, carport, pool, gym.
fenced yard. Near Lake Carmel. tennis. Near Taconic. Near shops.
Maria Tomaselli C. 914.319.2962 Daniel McKeon C. 914.299.0102 JoAnn Coogan C. 914.572.0177


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