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Somers woman ﬁnds Somers asks
kindness in Katonah NYC to rebuild
Indian Auto Collision donates car repairs to woman with disability
BY JESSICA JAFET Bridge
BY CAROL REIF
For Peter Devey and Paul Berry, two CONTRIBUTING WRITER
local business owners who have run In-
dian Auto Collision in Katonah since Citing public safety concerns, Somers o cials are
1990, trust and honesty have always asking New York City’s Department of Environmen-
been key parts of the relationships with tal Protection to replace the Plum Brook Bridge. e
their customers. vote was taken last week after a lengthy meeting with
Add to that compassion and kind-
ness, which was demonstrated in a ges- e span was built in 1904 on watershed land be-
ture toward Somers resident Lindsay longing to New York City. It linked routes 100 and
Ruiz, who recently brought her car in 138, carrying tra c over the Plum Brook River, an
to be repaired after a minor accident in- arm of the Muscoot Reservoir, until 1998 when the
volving a run-in with a deer. DEP closed it due to unsafe conditions.
“ e hood wouldn’t open, the light Plans to replace the steel structure in subsequent
was broken, the fender was bent out a years were backed by local law enforcement, re of-
little bit,” Berry said. He put together an
estimate that amounted to $3,800 and cials, and other rst responders, who cited concerns
conveyed it to Lindsay, who discussed it about access to St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, which
with her father. opened in 2013, and John F. Kennedy Catholic High
School, both located near the intersection of Plum
“ e next day my father called Paul Brook Road and Route 138.
to nd out if just the hood could be
repaired and at a later date we would ere were also arguments made for re-establish-
come back and repair the rest,” the ing a link to I-684, an interstate highway, and to the
26-year old explained. Ruiz, a Somers train station in Goldens Bridge.
High school graduate who is currently
But forward movement was thwarted by a public
SEE INDIAN AUTO PAGE 6 outcry over safety, tra c, and noise concerns.
Lindsay Ruiz, center, with Paul Opposition was especially intense then, and re-
Berry and Peter Devey, co-owners mains so now, among residents of Plum Brook Road,
Sunderland Lane, and Otha Drive.
of Indian Auto Collision
SEE PLUM BROOK PAGE 6
PHOTO: JESSICA JAFET
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The Staff TEAM Tuskers spend an hour each week during meetings and are equipped with Shepherd is holding the 2nd
EDITORIAL TEAM the school year to support a stu- games, arts and crafts, puzzles, Annual Classic Car Show from
ere are two information dent in the schools. Mentoring sports equipment, and a com- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July
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GABRIELLE BILIK learning more about TEAM ive relationship between an adult If you are interested, please Join the fun and view more than
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LISA KAIN 2 p.m. ursday, Aug. 15 at SMS. supportive. Mentors meet with [email protected], or call 914-
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INDIAN AUTO e Somers Library is located at 82 pen and paper (or laptop) so that within a or multi-media paper, Water cup, Plate or
FROM PAGE 1 Primrose St. Register for programs at few short weeks you will have developed paper plate to mix colors, Pencil/Eraser,
pursuing her master’s degree in somerslibrary.org or by calling 914-232- the strategies to become a lifelong writer. Watercolor paints, Optional: tracing paper.
business while working full-time at
an orthopedics company in White 5717. Programs are funded by the Friends People of all skill levels are welcome. Space ere is a $30 fee to be paid on the rst day
Plains, said she felt she could not
a ord to completely restore her car. of the Somers Library through donations. is limited, so register early! of class. Make checks out to Judika Lieber-
What she did not know is that Senior Beneﬁts Information Center. Summer Art at the Somers Library. man. Registration is required.
Berry had noticed the words on
her license plate frame: “CURE Every Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Senior Mondays 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You Summer Writers’ Group. Mondays,
FOP.” He decided to research it
and learned that it referred to a Bene ts Information Centers (SBICs) can begin/continue to explore painting 7/22, 29; 8/5, 12, 19 & 26, 10:30 am to noon.
rare genetic condition called Fibro-
dysplasia Ossi cans Progressiva or help older adults 60 and over and those with acrylics. is is a fun, relaxed class Join us at the Somers Library for a writing
FOP—and that his new customer
is living with the disability. caring for the elderly achieve a better un- with inspirational background music to class for all levels where participants can be
FOP is a debilitating medical derstanding of Medicare health plans and inspire your creativity! Instruction will creative and share their e orts in class. Each
condition that impacts only one in
two million people—with just 285 prescription drug coverage. Information is include mixing colors and additives and week writers will have their creativity chal-
known cases in the United States,
according to ifopa.org. Often mis- provided about di erent types of govern- the application of paint with di erent lenged in di erent ways. e class will be
diagnosed as cancer, the condition
is one where rogue bone growth oc- ment programs. Meet with trained coun- tools to achieve dramatic e ects. Supply lead by Jo Ann Francella, a columnist for e
curs in the body; it is a progressive
transformation of soft tissue into selors in a private setting to get informa- List: Charcoal pencil, Sketchpad or pa- Somers Record, and Kathy Neggers, a pub-
cartilage and bone. e growths re-
strict movement and mobility and tion about: per, Brushes, Canvas or canvas board, Pal- lished author. Space is limited.
are often exacerbated by trauma to
the body. Despite ongoing research • Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and ette knife, Acrylic paints. Optional extras: Moon Landing Movie Mania: Space
and a clinical trial that is underway,
there is currently no treatment or Medigap supplement plans Sponges, Rollers, Folding easel, Fixative Movies to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary
cure for the condition.
• Part D prescription drug coverage spray/hairspray. A $30.00 fee, payable to of the Moon Landing this Summer at the
Devey and Berry, friends for 50
years and lifelong Katonah locals, • Medicare savings plans for low-income the instructor Judika Lieberman, is due the Somers Library - Fridays: July 19, July 26,
turned to each other after realiz-
ing the tremendous challenges that seniors rst day of class. & August 2 from 12:00 pm—2:30 pm
Ruiz has had to face with her diag-
nosis that came at age 12. • Financial bene t programs such Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club • July 19: 2001: A Space Odyssey (G)
“Pete goes, you want to hook as Home Energy Assistance Program (D&D). Saturdays, 8/3, noon to 2:30 p.m. - Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 masterpiece isn’t
these guys up, right?” Berry said.
“Let’s just give it to them, do the (HEAP), food stamps (SNAP) Join us to play Dungeons & Dragons this just one of the best space movies of all
whole job for nothing—we could
donate to IFOPA or we could just You will be able to meet with trained summer! Familiarity with Dungeons and time—it’s widely considered by critics as
help Lindsay—and she is right here
in front of us. She is obviously a counselors in a private setting. No appoint- Dragons is encouraged. Grades 6 and up. one of the best lms in history. Spanning
very brave and courageous person,”
he agreed. ment is necessary. Book Bingo for Adults this Summer at the dawn of mankind to the distant future,
When Ruiz and her dad came to If you can’t visit the library in person, you the Somers Library: Have fun, try some- the lm depicts humanity’s quest to solve
the shop a few days later, she said
her Honda Accord looked like the can leave a message on the SBIC helpline thing di erent, and join with children and the mystery behind a strange object on the
accident had never happened. To
their utter surprise, the men let at 914-231-3260 or email us at [email protected] teens in summer reading. Who knows... moon—all set to an iconic soundtrack.
them know that the work was done
as a gift—and that they would not wlsmail.org with your name, number, a you might be a lucky winner! Back by • July 26: e Right Stu (PG) - Star-
time to call between 9 a.m.—5 p.m. and popular demand! Book Bingo for Adults, ring Sam Shepard, Dennis Quaid, and Ed
Overcome with emotion and
gratitude, Ruiz said she was amazed whether your interest is in Medicare ser- an adult summer reading challenge! Harris, this 1983 classic tells the story of
not only at the work they did, but
the generosity that the shop’s own- vices or other bene ts. A counselor will • Fill out a registration form and give to America’s earliest astronauts that led the
ers showed her.
return your call within two business days. the reference librarian. Make sure to in- United States’ rst attempt at manned
“Paul and his men have rein-
forced my belief that there are still SBIC will not meet on days the Somers clude your Somers Library card number. space ight. e movie won four Oscars for
good people out there,” she said.
schools are closed due to snow. • Receive a game card to take home and its sound and visuals, and was nominated
Somers Library Non-Fiction Book keep until you have completed your Book for four more—including Best Picture, but
Club. Mondays, Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. Bingo card. Participants will receive one it lost to Terms of Endearment.
7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 9 from 6:30-8:30 free book for registering (while supplies • August 2: For All Mankind (NR) -
p.m. No mysteries, no love stories, no last.) is masterful 1989 documentary took
elves, no schools for magic (not that • Put an ‘X’ through each completed all of the footage from the Apollo mis-
there’s anything wrong with them!). We square on the game card. Try to get a ‘Bin- sions and whittled it down to less than
will be concentrating on history, biog- go’ by completing a full row in any direc- two hours. It’s narrated only by recordings
raphy, technology, astronomy, comput- tion. Keep track of all the books you have of the astronaut’s voices (Buzz Aldrin can
ers and science. In the future, members read, etc. on the back of the game card. be heard saying, “We came in peace for all
will choose the books to be read. For the • All game cards must be returned on or of mankind”) and mission control, layered
May meeting, we will discuss e Wordy before Wednesday, August 28. with music by Brian Eno.
Shipmates by Sarah Vowell. Cookies will • Once you have completed and turned ese movies are intended for adults,
be served. Space is limited to 15; please in your game card, you will be entered into however, teens and children over 10 are
register on our online calendar at somers a ra e to win one of 10 drawing prizes.* welcome with an adult.
library.org or call 914-232-5717. *Ra e Prizes - ere will be 10 ra e Automobile Empowerment. Saturday,
Mondays Writers Workshop. Mon- winners chosen for gift bags that include July 27, 10:30 am to noon. Would you like
days 10:30 a.m. If there is a book in you, gift cards, books and other gifts! to learn more about your car and how to
a memoir, a ctional recounting of a time Summer Watercolor. Mondays, /22& take better care of it? Here’s your chance!
in your life or an historical tome, there is 7/29, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Explore us- In this hands-on class, car repairman and
no greater time to preserve your written ing watercolor paint to see the vibrancy it mechanic Jason Dickman wants to help
words in a class with other students who can bring to your Summer endeavors! Qui- people be more prepared, safe and familiar
are exploring an idea, a work in progress, et music will be played for extra inspira- SEE LIBRARY PAGE 4
or a chapter in their life. Bring your ideas, tion. Suggested Supplies List: Water color
Pasta and more!
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LIBRARY • Show how to change a tire in the automotive industry for Sunday, July 28, 2-3:00
using a spare and the tools neces- over 25 years in various aspects p.m. Violet Willows is a
FROM PAGE 3 sary to do it of automobile restoration, dealer- Connecticut based duo
ship and as a private car collec- featuring Brianne Cha-
with their cars. To do this, he will • Give a touch-up paint dem- tion mechanic. He is currently an sano (piano, vocals,
• Discuss each person’s interest onstration adjunct professor at Westchester songwriter), and Mary
Community College for two au- Gardner (multi-instru-
in their car and what they hope to e class will start out in the tomobile related classes. A new mentalist, vocals). Brianne
get out of the class Program Room, then move out- resident to Somers, Jason would and Mary’s musical talents
side to a driveway next to the like to give back to the commu- blend seamlessly, speaking to
• Give helpful car care guide- library where Jason will demon- nity, and hopes this class will be the listener intimately through
lines and tips with time for Q & strate these points on a demo car a start. their depth of emotional ex-
A parked there. Space is limited to pression. ey’ll take you on a
10 persons. Concert: Violet Willows Duo. journey performing their unique
• List useful car products arrangements of familiar covers
• Show how to nd and check Jason Dickman has worked both past and present, along with
for fuses original compositions which had
been featured on Hudson Val-
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Spotlight Series. ey have per- portunity to try your hand at
Celebrating 10 years formed at various notable venues the SAT during the summer
in CT and New York City in- without having to worry about
Who do you know that deserves a free car? cluding Falcon Ridge Folk Festi- the score going anywhere. After
val (Emerging Artist Showcase), the test, participants will receive
• Nominate a • Help a Friend Towne Crier, In nity Hall, and an extensive score-report and a
Friend to Win in Need Voices Cafe. ey have shared the personalized consultation to go
staged with national touring acts over your scores and answer your
1 of 5 Cars including Mary Fahl of the Oc- questions! Please bring graphing
tober Project, Susan Werner, and calculator, pens, pencils, and wa-
• Yorktown • Nominate two-time grammy award win- ter and snack bar (optional). is
Helping your ner, Bill Miller. Although their program is for students grades
Yorktown sound is unique, they have been 9 - 12. Please Note: If there are
Neighbor compared to Sarah McLachlan, fewer than 25 registrants by the
Joni Mitchell, and Indigo Girls. middle of July, this program may
No registration necessary - rst be canceled and the library will
come, rst seated. notify the registrants accordingly.
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PLUM BROOK rissey told the crowd on ursday, so “this is the last chance for Planning Board member John to reconstruct that bridge, I want
July 11, that he was asking the the town to get anything done Keane, who identi ed himself to take advantage of.”
FROM PAGE 1
board to pass a resolution urging with that Plum Brook Bridge as an expert in erosion and sedi- Resident Anthony Falcone, a
INPUT SOUGHT the city to replace the span. which…is a major artery and a ment control. licensed civil engineer, was for
Last week, the Somers Town All this would do, he said, was public safety concern,” he said. Reopening the bridge could, reopening the bridge.
Board sought local input by in- “put the wheels in motion at the e project—which Mor- he claimed, cause “toxic pollut- He said that the detour added
viting folks to speak during the DEP level. It could be years be- rissey estimated could cost $15 ants” to be discharged into the about 3-and-half miles and sev-
public comment section of a fore that bridge gets demolished million—would be entirely the reservoir, which supplies drink- en to eight minutes to the aver-
discussion on the bridge’s future. and rebuilt.” city’s “responsibility,” and “won’t ing water to New York City, due age commute.
Close to 20 residents, including ere are two other bridges cost the town anything.” to runo from “vehicular tra c In the two decades since the
former and current Planning in the city’s baliwick—in Kato- and other sources.” closure, a “major tra c generator
Board members, obliged. nah and Goldens Bridge—that PROS, CONS Morrissey responded that and destination”—St. Joseph’s—
Town Supervisor Rick Mor- could be similarly reconstructed, First up at bat was former the DEP wouldn’t intentionally was built on Plum Brook Road,
Westchester Broadway Theatre CHRISTMAS pollute its own water supply. It east of the defunct span.
would, he added, use “21st- It draws several hundred peo-
century technologies to divert ple “on a slow Sunday” and “sev-
everything you’re talking about.” eral thousand people on special
e environment aside, there holidays,” Falcone said.
are quality of life and safety is- Route 138 remains the only
IN JULYSHOP EARLY. SAVE BIG. sues to be considered, Keane way to get to the church and
said. high school, and if a tree or wire
falls across the road, it could
Residents have already “suf- “double” the response time in an
fered from the volume of traf- emergency, he added.
c pouring through their quiet Falcone acknowledged the
neighborhood,” he said. concerns of Plum Brook Road
Morrissey assured Keane that
“this (the resolution) is but the residents who, he said, have be-
rst step in a long drawn-out come used to, over the last 20
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PLUM BROOK He referred to letters written mean that the bridge project will Lane, Morrissey suggested. suing the matter for a “number
FROM PAGE 6
in 2016 by state police Captain go forward immediately, Mor- But as far as the zig-zags on of years” and one of the respons-
Douglas Larkin, Fire Commis- rissey said. Plum Brook Road, “that’s some- es from the DEP had been that
“doglegs” up to Route 139 is “al- sioner John J. Markiewicz, and ere will be “ample time” for thing we inherited.” it didn’t “have the money, but
ready a tra c black spot.” Somers Police Chief Michael discussion, the supervisor prom- Reconvening after a ve-min- who has the money?”
Despite the best e orts of Driscoll, who all backed reopen- ised, adding that board members ute executive session, the board Finally, a top DEP o cial got
local and state police to nail ing the bridge. e Rev. Mark believe it’s in “the best interest of voted to ask the DEP to begin back to the town and acknowl-
speeders, drivers are “in more of G. Vaillancourt of JFK Catholic the town to at least explore this. the process of tearing down and edged, Morrissey said, that it
a hurry than ever before,” Simp- High School did as well. It’s not every day you’re going to rebuilding the bridge. had “the responsibility” to main-
son said. Worries focused on being able get a $15 million bridge bought Board colleagues agreed that tain or replace the span.
She did not object, however, to get emergency services to and paid for by New York City.” the issue has broader implica- Town Attorney Roland A.
to keeping the bridge open to the church and the high school, e town will do whatever is tions, the most important of Baroni Jr. advised the town to
emergency vehicles only. Morrissey said. within its control as far as tra c which is public safety, and that get it in writing that the DEP
Gio Biziack said she thought safety is concerned. It could, for some kind of remedial roadwork will rebuild the bridge.
reopening the bridge would TIME FOR TALKING instance, prohibit left-hand turns needs to take place as well. e resolution was reframed to
“greatly reduce” the amount of Passing the resolution doesn’t o Route 139 onto Sunderland Morrissey said he’d been pur- re ect that. It passed unanimously.
tra c on her street, Brick Hill
Road, a notorious shortcut,
because people coming down To advertise in The Somers Record, call Brett Freeman at 845-208-8151 or email [email protected]
Primrose Street could directly
access Plum Brook Road.
She said she knew that the ex-
tra tra c on Plum Brook would
make its residents’ lives “more
hectic, but that’s how we live, so
I think it’s only fair that we share
the love.” When it comes to cardiac expertise,
Bill Keane, of Fairview Drive,
said his section of Somers is there’s strength in numbers.
where “30 percent of people in
the town live.”
ey have been a ected by
the bridge’s closing as well as by
increased tra c coming o of
Route 6, which has undergone a
lot of commercial and residential
development recently, he said.
e extra commute adds up to
more than just a minute or two
over time, Keane claimed: “I did
a rough calculation. It’s a day of
my life (a year) in commuting.”
He praised the town, how-
ever, for managing development
within its borders, especially in
light of Pepsico and IBM pull-
ing out of the area.
However, Keane said, the
bridge is a “resource” and should
Steven Kalayjian of Sunder-
land Lane, who has lobbied for
tra c controls such as speed
bumps, told the board he won’t
let his kids walk on the road be-
cause of speeders.
He said he was “dazed” to
learn that the bridge might be
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Combating bullying starts at home
Dear Dr. Linda, month, it’s not too early humiliated, their capac- teen’s feelings of self-worth grow or dimin-
“Bullying”seems to be a buzzword today. ish as a result of your words and actions.
to address this issue be- STRONG ity for realistic, positive When you speak, a child or student may
With too much usage, parents and teachers cause becoming a bully, or LEARNING self-esteem is damaged. perceive messages you don’t even know
may not take it seriously. However, being becoming a bully’s victim, Bullying becomes a part you’re sending. Focus on using language
a school psychologist between a middle that builds self-esteem because negative
school and a high school, I know that it’s begins at home. If parents DR. LINDA of their lives as they try statements can create ill feelings, unneces-
very serious. When I meet with a student SILBERT sary confrontations or stalemates and can
that has been bullied, I know that it’s going are serious about their to build or recover their sometimes give rise to antisocial behaviors,
to probably a ect the rest of her or his such as bullying or being the victim. Never
life. Kids who bully, and their victims, are children’s social, emotional own feeling of self-worth, mind that the students will be unable to
permanently damaged, because the behavior concentrate on academic subjects.
a ects how both do in school and beyond. and cognitive develop- and self-evaluation based
Children use us as mirrors. If we think
Unfortunately, the adults in these chil- ment, bullying needs to on actual strengths and and convey to them that they are wonder-
dren’s lives—parents and teachers—don’t ful, they will think and believe that they
know how much they may have caused be addressed because it not only a ects their abilities isn’t even part of the picture. are wonderful, and they’ll work hard for us.
a child to become a bully or the victim of If we think and tell them they are stupid
bullying. Please write a column addressing child’s schooling but his or her whole life. Interestingly, the teens who were more or lazy they will think and believe they are
the bullying issue before school starts again, incapable achievement.
because accepting bullying as a way of life Research has taught us that parents and likely to get bullied by their classmates than
has become the new norm and the adults in To earn their respect, show them respect.
a child’s life must understand that they have teachers who tease, belittle, ridicule and are those who did not, also reported that they Model non-bullying behavior in your
the power to change the norm. Accepting it interactions with them and they’ll nd
as a given just damages even more children sarcastic because they think it’s funny or felt they were teased, ridiculed or mocked themselves doing the same.
they’re just joking around, are harming the by their parents. And, although anxiety, Dr. Linda
Dear Dr. M., child mentally. Even if parents and teachers withdrawal from friends, and depression Dr. Linda is co-author of “Why Bad Grades
Happen to Good Kids,” and director of Strong
ank you for your email. You’re so right. aren’t being malicious, the problem is that are the symptoms for them, the result is the Learning Tutoring and SAT/ACT Test Prep.
Bullying is a very serious issue and it abso- Send your questions to [email protected]
lutely needs to be addressed. Even though children’s brains—until they reach high same. Healthy self-esteem is damaged. com. Find more articles at StrongLearning.com.
kids won’t be back in school for another
school at the very least—can’t process sar- For years, parents and teachers dealt with
casm. Children are, by nature, very concrete. the bully by punishing the behavior or by
In fact, it has been shown that children ignoring it. ey dealt with the victim by
and teens who report that teasing and belit- saying such things as,“Just walk away,”or
tling was part of their everyday lives are more “Stop being a tattle tale,”or “Punch him
likely to become bullies themselves. Because in the nose next time.”Being bullied was
they felt bullied by one or both parents, they considered to be an unpleasant part of life,
grew up believing that the behavior is an but research and common sense has taught
appropriate one—a normal way to demand us that it doesn’t have to be that way.
that others’behavior conforms to what Parents and teachers, remember that
you want. But, by growing up in a home you are your children’s and student’s most
where they have been bullied, shamed or important signi cant others. Children’s and
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Playing second banana LOST IN
It took me many weeks of and as I checked o the various she returned to the phone. “Well, ma’am, we’ve never had
schlepping bags of heavy gro- produce I wanted, I clicked on a “You only ordered one banana, any other complaints. Most people TRACY
ceries from the market to my picture of a bunch of bananas and understand when they select one BECKERMAN
apartment before I realized that I selected the box for one. ma’am.” banana, they get one banana.
was the only one on the planet do- “No, I ordered a bunch of Would you like to order more landlord found out, he’d go bananas.
ing it. Most of the other shoppers Two hours later, as I unpacked bananas?” “OK, you’re all set,”she said.“Is
had either cute little upright metal the groceries, I looked through the bananas,”I protested.
carts to hold their stu , or they bags and found one banana. “When you selected one, it was I made a face at the phone. there anything else you’d like?”
made their kids pull the urban I was pretty sure I had left my “Yes. I’d like to order one grape,”
equivalent of a Radio Flyer wagon. One. Just one. One lone banana. for one banana. Not one bunch of mortal existence and was trapped
Shaking my head, I went back bananas,”she explained slowly, as in some kind of banana purgatory. I said.
And then there were the shop- and checked my order. Next to though I were somehow not only “You mean one bunch of grapes?”
pers, like me, who after weeks of the picture of a bunch of bananas, banana-challenged, but a banana “OK, ne,”I said.“I want ve “No. Just one grape,”I said.“But
schlepping bags of heavy groceries, there was the number one. idiot, as well. more bananas.”I wondered if I was
Annoyed that my order was in- indeed ordering ve bananas or if please send it in its natural state.”
nally realized what Domino’s complete, I called customer service. “But there was a picture of a she was mistaken and an entire ba-
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Auto and First Responder Show set for Sunday
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Come see new cars, classic cars, hotrods, drag cars and motorcycles. ere will be live music, auto vendors, food and a beer garden, ra es and much more. ere will be
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Dkindoywo?u Sedan owners who suspect they might be part of a dying trucks.And GM won’t even be leading the pack in that regard,
breed are not wrong to harbor such suspicions, as auto indus- as LMC estimates Ford (90 percent) and Fiat Chrysler (97
try insiders note that the production of sedans has been in percent) will be almost exclusively manufacturing some type
decline for about a decade. of truck or SUV. While trucks and SUVs might rst have
taken hold of the U.S. automotive market, other countries
According to LMC Automotive, which tracks the auto in- are now following suit. According to the automotive research
dustry, many auto manufacturers are responding to consumer
demand for taller vehicles by producing more trucks, SUVs rm JATO Dynamics, SUVs, including crossovers, accounted
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NASCAR and its fan history
Millions of racing enthusiasts tune in to watch their favorite NASCAR As NASCAR amassed its legions of fans, it also helped solidify the star
drivers every weekend. status of many drivers. Richard Petty, David Pearson, Dale Earnhardt Sr. (and
Whether lling the stands in person or watching on television, NASCAR later Junior), Jimmie Johnson and Je Gordon are just a few of the notable
fans are drawn to the action and the sport’s storied history. drivers who have torn up tracks. In 1998, amid 50th anniversary celebrations,
It is believed that what would ultimately evolve into car racing began during NASCAR put together a list of the organization’s 50 Greatest Drivers. Living
Prohibition times when “runners,” or those who delivered moonshine, souped members of the group were honored during pre-race festivities for the 1998
up their cars to evade federal tax agents. ese runners took pride in evading Daytona 500.
the law and would hold informal races to determine who had the fastest car and NASCAR has built its reputation not only on quality races, but also through
greatest racing chops. Eventually the need for smuggling booze waned, and car sponsorship. In the history of NASCAR, there have been only three naming
racing became a more respectable sport. rights partners: RJ Reynolds, Sprint/Nextel and Monster Energy, which took
On Feb. 21, 1948, the National Association for Stock Car racing was o cially the reins in 2017.
incorporated, although the rst o cial NASCAR race took place six days ose unfamiliar with NASCAR may think that the NASCAR season never
earlier. e sport would go on to be one of the most popular spectator activities ends. However, there is a de ned season. e race season, comprising 38 races,
in North America and is now a multibillion dollar industry. starts in February and ends in November. Races are conducted on privately
NASCAR owes its beginnings to mechanic and auto-repair shop owner owned race tracks, all of which are asphalt or concrete. Although NASCAR has
William “Bill” France Sr. of Washington, D.C. France became interested in southern roots, tracks were built in California and Las Vegas to tap into newer
racing after relocating to Daytona Beach, Fla., which he discovered was a hotbed audiences.
for racing enthusiasts. France involved himself in racing cars and promotion. NASCAR has been around for decades, and new stars and fans are made
France felt there should be a sanctioning body to govern the sport, so in 1947, each year.
he organized a meeting in Florida to discuss the future of stock car racing and
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vrVroooomm, ! Mike and Heather Zeolla next to their 1966 Pontiac GTO and 1969 Chevy CST 10.
e Fourth Annual Charity Car Show was on
June 23 in Somers for the VFW and in memory of
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Soﬁa and Lycracel Espinosa standing next to their favorite car, a
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Somers Democratic Club annual awards
e Somers Democratic Club held its 31st annual awards dinner
at Travelers Rest on June 12.
Guest presenters were: Westchester County Executive George
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FROM PAGE 20
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Carmel couple Somers man arrested
chargcerdimine hate with child porn
State police have arrested a Carmel couple and charged e following is from the Westchester County District Attorney:
them with multiple felonies, including a hate crime for
what investigators said was a bias-based assault. Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. an-
nounced Michael Gagliardi of Somers was arrested and arraigned on child
State police from the Somers barracks said that on Sat- pornography charges after Westchester County District Attorney’s Criminal
urday, July 6, at around 8:15 p.m., they were called to the Investigators executed a search warrant and seized computers and other de-
Chili’s Bar & Grill parking lot in Baldwin Place, on the vices in his home Wednesday, July 10.
Somers/Mahopac border, on a report of a domestic dispute.
Speci cally, he is charged with promoting an obscene sexual performance
Police said their investigation revealed that Antonio by a child, a class D felony and possessing an obscene sexual performance by
and Gina Vuksanaj, both 50 and from Carmel, violated a child, a class E felony
an order of protection and blocked the retreat of the vic-
tim, who was trying to exit the parking lot. Police said e District Attorney’s O ce received noti cation from another law
the Vuksanajes then attempted to pull the victim from enforcement agency that a resident at the Somers address downloaded
a vehicle through force and damaged the victim’s vehicle
with a tire iron. e crimes committed against the victim SEE GAGLIARDI PAGE 25 Michael Gagliardi
appear to be biased in nature due to the victim’s sexual
orientation, police said. Teens steal car in Somers,
crash it in NJ after police chase
e Vuksanajes were both charged with second-degree
criminal mischief as a hate crime, a class C felony; rst- BY JODI WEINBERGER arrested after crashing a gray Honda Pilot near the
degree criminal contempt, a class E felony; second-degree EDITOR Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, N.J.
unlawful imprisonment, a class A misdemeanor; and rst-
degree harassment, a class B misdemeanor. Several Connecticut teens were arrested on July 14 Police learned the car was stolen from Somers after
in New Jersey after leading police on a multi-county checking the registration when they saw it speeding
Police said that Antonio Vuksanaj was additionally chase with a car stolen from Somers. on Route 10 in East Hanover, N.J. Police pursued the
charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weap- speeding car onto Route 80 and then Route 46 in
on, a class D felony, due to a previous weapon-related Police also linked the teens to many of the car Wayne, N.J.
conviction. break-ins in Somers on July 12.
e teens “rammed a North Caldwell police vehicle
e couple was arraigned before the town of Somers According to police in Hanover, N.J., seven teen-
Court, and held in the Westchester County Jail in lieu of agers from New Haven, Conn., ages 13-17, were SEE STOLEN CAR PAGE 25
$7,500 cash bail each or $7,500 secure bond.
An additional full stay-away order of protection was re-
quested on behalf of the victim and granted by the court.
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Adult services are through the Van Tassell House in Somers. For more information, contact program director Barbara Taberer at 914-232-0807 or [email protected]
You can also visit Somersny.com or on Facebook at Somers Senior Services. All services are for ages 60 and up.
Trips and events terfront Walkway. is is the $10 slot play). Checks payable to Somers Adult Program Center, destinations.
for Somers seniors picture perfect way to see NYC Somers Seniors. 98 Primrose Street. Medical Appointments:
greatest attractions, Freedom
Seniors can participate in reg- Tower, Hudson Yards, Empire September 14 NYC eatre Nutrition Transportation to medical, den-
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overnight trips to cultural points It’s 18 miles of the cleanest, Meals on Wheels: if you are ments is available on Tuesdays,
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tion can be obtained by calling the Hudson River. ere will be musical. e ticket includes or- or getting out to shop, we can tween the hours of 10 a.m. and
Don Belmont at 914-485-1960 lunch at one of the local eater- chestra seating and lunch (NYC help out by delivering a hot meal 3 p.m. for Somers adults who are
ies by the water. A stop at Frank restaurant TBA, awaiting con- to your home. $2.00 donation unable to drive. Door to door. $5
Mail checks to Somers Parks Sinatra Park is planned. e cost tract). Bus transportation, tax/tips suggested. round trip fee
and Recreation, P.O. Box 46, is $39 per person and includes included. $175 per person, make
Somers N.Y. 10589 luncheon/taxes/tip/transporta- checks payable to Somers Seniors Lunch at Van Tassell House: Shopping: Mondays transpor-
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Sign-up for the upcoming Seniors. Depart at Upper Reis at to, from Somers Town House through Friday at noon. $2.00 gift shopping plazas including
trips begins July 10. Checks and 10 a.m. with a return of 4 p.m. 335 Rte. 202. donation. Activities and outings JV Mall and the Danbury Mall,
sign-ups can be taken at weekly available to all. Transportation is Christmas Tree; Fridays trans-
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GAGLIARDI SENIORS FROM PAGE 24
FROM PAGE 22 Shopping trips for July/August/September
pornographic images of chil- Call 914-232-0807 for transportation. 23 Turcos
dren. DA’s Criminal Investi- July 26 JV mall
gators surveilled the property 19 Stew Leonards 30 Shoprite
Monday, July 8. 22 Walmart September
26 Shoprite 2 Holiday-closed
Investigators executed a 29 Danbury mall 6 Trader Joes
search warrant. ey found Ga- August 9 Target
gliardi downloaded on a home 5 Target 13 DeCicco’s
computer explicit images of a fe- 2 Decicco’s 16 Danbury Mall
male child victim, approximately 9 Tops 20 Stew Leonards
4 to 6 years old. e download 12 Walmart 23 Dollar Store
was done on February 27. 16 Stop & Shop 27 Shoprite
19 Danbury Mall 30 Christmas Tree Shop
DA’s Criminal Investigators
squad, with assistance from New 914-962-6402
York State Police from Troop K [email protected]
Somers barracks, arrested Ga-
gliardi. He was arraigned last
evening in Bedford Town Court,
where he posted $2,500 bail. He
is scheduled to appear in court
next July 29.
e case is being prosecuted
by the Investigations Division
Concerns circulated in
Somers after a homeowner re-
ported incorrectly to NY State
Police that two men, “posing
as police o cers,” were seen in
the area Monday, July 8. ose
unidenti ed men with badges
were sworn investigators from
the DA’s O ce working on this
FROM PAGE 22
in Little Falls,” authorities said,
before striking a curb, which
disabled the stolen car near the
Police said several of the teens
ran from the car, but all were
caught after a brief chase.
e teens were charged with
eluding, receiving stolen proper-
ty, possession of under 50 grams
of marijuana and possession of
drug paraphernalia. ere also
are numerous motor vehicle
charges from each of the towns
they drove through, including
aggravated assault charges from
hitting the police car in Little
Additionally, police were able
to link the teens to 17 car bur-
glaries in Hanover Township,
N.J., at least two car burglaries
in Florham Park, N.J., 15 car
burglaries in Livingston, N.J.
and several in Somers and Kent,
e teens were taken to Mor-
ris County Juvenile Detention
Center pending court appear-
In Somers, Supervisor Rick
Morrissey sent out a Code Red
noti cation on July 12 urging
residents to lock their car doors
after many woke up to nd items
had been stolen from their cars
overnight. e vast majority of
the cars were not locked, Mor-
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Somers 10B Red Storm front from left: Ryan Smith, Rory McGuiness, Lorenzo Indusi, Greg Azimi, Matteo Goulart; middle from left: Andrew Underkofﬂer, Sam Dwyer, Hunter
Osborne, Michael Cardillo, Brandon Nappi; back from left: coaches Jeff Smith, Greg Indusi, Kevin Nappi, George Goulart, Bill Dwyer; missing: Connor Sheldon, Matthew Searles.
Somers 10B Red Storm topple Carmel Cubs
BY SKIP PEARLMAN runs and tripled for the Red and we played defense as well.” ried about the record, we’re learn- that,” Dwyer added. “And Azimi,
CONTRIBUTNG WRITER Storm. Osborne and Andrew Un- at was the only win of the ing the game and having fun.” Matthew Searles and McGuiness
derko er each had two RBI, and have all been doing a really nice job
e Somers 10-year-old B Red Michael Cardillo went 3-5 with summer so far for Somers, which Dwyer said many of his players improving their game, they been
Storm baseball team picked up four RBIs. also fell to Mahopac, 18-0, last Fri- have been making strides. working hard to improve.”
their rst victory of the summer day, and is currently 1-8.
season last week July 10, rolling All three of our pitchers threw “Cardillo and Goulart have been e Red Storm are scheduled
past Carmel, 16-3, in a GHVBL very well,” Red Storm coach Bill But the focus in summer base- our most consistent hitters so far to play a doubleheader against the
game played at Ryan Field in Lake Dwyer said. “And we had an excit- ball is to have fun, and improve, this season,” Dwyer said. “Osborne Silverbacks, with the rst game set
Carmel. ing ending to the game.” and the Red Storm have been do- and Sam Dwyer have been our to start at 9 a.m., Saturday morn-
ing both. most consistent pitchers, and Shel- ing, July 20, at Reis Park.
Hunter Osborne picked up Somers center elder Rory Mc- don and Lorenzo Indusi have been
the victory on the mound for the Guiness chased down a deep y “ e kids are excited to come to doing a very nice job for us behind See more photos
Storm. Connor Sheldon and Sam ball, making an impressive catch to practice and to games,”Dwyer said. the plate, solidifying our defense.
Dwyer also pitched in the game for close it out. “ ey’ve really been improving page 27
Somers. throughout the season. ey never “Underko er, Brandon Nappi,
“ at was de nitely one of our get down on themselves, and they and Ryan Smith all can play any-
Matteo Goulart drove in four best games of the summer,”Dwyer always play the entire game—they where on the eld for us, and have
said. “We got pitching and o ense, never give up. We’re not too wor- done a really nice job of doing
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Photos from page 26
Somers coach Bill Dwyer talks to his players during the loss to Mahopac.
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Life events can lead you to see a ﬁnancial advisor
Over the years, you’ll experi- retirement plan. What invest- each time you do, you’ll need to one thing, you’ll need to establish
ence many personal and profes- ments should you choose? When GUEST make some choices about your a suitable withdrawal strategy so
CORNER employer-sponsored retirement you don’t deplete your retirement
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Each of these can be satisfy- butions or adjust your investment
ing, but they may also bring chal- mix? A nancial advisor can rec- MICHAEL new employer’s plan, if trans- need to balance your investment
lenges – especially nancial ones. ommend an investment strategy O’DONOVAN fers are allowed? Or, if permit- mix in a way that provides at least
at’s why you may want to seek that’s appropriate for your goals, ted, should you keep the assets enough growth potential to keep
the guidance of a nancial pro- risk tolerance and time horizon. in your old employer’s plan? Or you ahead of in ation. Again, a
fessional. Here are some of the • Marriage – Newlyweds of- perhaps you should roll over the nancial advisor can help you in
key life events you may encoun- ten discover they bring di erent your saving and investment strat- money into an IRA? A nan- these areas.
ter, along with the help a nancial nancial habits to a marriage. egies, enabling you to move for- cial advisor can help you explore No matter where you are on
advisor can provide: For example, one spouse may be ward toward your mutual goals. these options to determine which your journey through life, you
• New job – When you start a more of a saver, while the other • New child – When you have one is most appropriate for your will need to address important
new job, especially if it’s your rst is more prone to spending. And a child, you will need to consider needs. nancial and investment ques-
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that you have several questions styles – one spouse might be you be able to help the child ly, the death of a spouse is a huge alone – a nancial professional
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future, including your retirement. is more aggressive. A nancial might happen to your child, or have to be a nancial one – espe- you need.
You may have questions about advisor can help recommend children, if you were no longer cially if you’ve prepared by hav-
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FROM PAGE 30 SSNY designated agent upon ways to protect your family, such taken these steps. NY 10589 (next to Somers Sports
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