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Published by Halston Media, 2019-08-01 14:41:04

The Katonah-Lewisboro Times 08.01.19

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Kids just don’t
understand
South Salem author turns tables on
student-parent dynamic

BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER bit,” Geist said. PHOTO COURTESY OF SHREVE WILLIAMS
EDITOR e story is Geist’s second that fea-
Christina Geist published two New York Times Best Sellers after turning 40 years old.
When Christina Geist’s kids were tures siblings named Lady and Buddy,
entering kindergarten, she searched the rst being “Buddy’s Bedtime Bat-
far and wide for children’s books that tery,” which was released in 2016.
portrayed starting school as a positive
experience. As Lady and Buddy are getting
ready for school, “all the grown-ups
Instead, the South Salem resident in their life, including their dog, Bow
mostly found books that followed Wow, are desperately trying to join
“ ree S” storylines. them,” Geist said.

“Shy, sad, or scared,” Geist said. But the kids are having none of it,
e children in these books all ex- forbidding the adults from coming to
school.
hibited some sort of anxiety about go-
ing to school. “It puts grown-ups in situations
where they don’t belong,” Geist said.
What she was looking for didn’t “It puts the kids in a position of au-
seem to exist. So, she wrote it herself. thority and in a position of power.”

Her second children’s book— At one point, a student tells a deject-
“Sorry, Grown-Ups, You Can’t Go to ed parent,“We’re sorry. It’s just the way
School!”—was released on Tuesday, July it is. Some things are for you and some
16, through Penguin Random House. things are for us. It’s just the way it is.”

Both literally and guratively, the “ at’s typical language that comes
book, which features a cartwheeling out of an adult’s mouth,” Geist said.
grandma, “turns the traditional back-
to-school story upside down a little SEE GEIST PAGE 2

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The Staff Bittker, Calves win Independence Party primary

EDITORIAL TEAM e two Democratic candidates for Bedford Town Board have natures from party voters, who circulated petitions on his behalf.
BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
EDITOR: 914-302-5628 picked up a third-party line after facing an unexpected primary chal- It wasn’t enough, however, to defeat Calves and Bittker, who re-
[email protected]
lenge in June. ceived 91 and 82 votes, respectively. Scott received 64 votes while an-
GABRIELLE BILIK
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-214-4285 Bobbi Bittker and Ellen Calves fought o a write-in campaign other candidate, Luke Vander Linden, received one vote.

[email protected] from Republican Councilman Don Scott to secure the Independence Two town council seats are up for grabs this year. One belongs to

Party line this November. Councilwoman Lee Roberts, who is not seeking re-election. Scott,

ough the Independence Party endorsed Bittker and Calves, who will be the sole Republican seeking town o ce on the November

Scott became a viable write-in candidate after compiling enough sig- ballot, holds the other.

ADVERTISING TEAM GEIST Geist, whose husband, Willie, is a host on ultimately, it came from a result of “knocking
LISA KAIN NBC and MSNBC, said this story is one of on any door I could knock on.”
FROM PAGE 1 many she wrote several years ago while tak-
914-351-2424 ing a four-year hiatus from work to raise her “It was an interesting moment in my life
[email protected] e newly released picture book, illustrat- kids. She has held news producing, public where right around my 40th birthday I sold
ed by Tim Bowers, has hit No. 4 on e New relations, marketing, branding, and design my rst manuscript to Random House and
PAUL FORHAN York Times “Best Sellers” list. It is geared for strategy positions. decided to launch two businesses,”Geist said.
914-202-2392 children ages 3-7.
[email protected] “I’ve always been a creative writer,” Geist ose two businesses are True Geist, a
CORINNE STANTON On Aug. 10, Geist will perform a reading said. “I was just a creative writer in a more- boutique brand strategy and design rm, and
845-621-4049 of her book at the Lewisboro Library (15 corporate environment. When I took four Boombox, an online boutique for personal-
[email protected] Main St., South Salem). After the 11 a.m. years o from corporate America to be home ized memory boxes. At the heart of each of
JENNIFER CONNELLY reading, kids will be treated to ice cream. with my kids, that creative energy just sort her three jobs, she said, is storytelling.
914-334-6335 of needed to go somewhere. ese stories
[email protected] “My favorite part of doing what I do is sit- just naturally started to dance around in my “Every day is di erent. Every day is cre-
NANCY SORBELLA ting with kids on the cozy carpet and sharing head.” ative. And every day is certainly very busy,”
914-205-4183 a great story,” Geist said. “Nothing makes me Geist said.
[email protected] happier than being able to do that. I love to Geist said it was a “long road” to get the
BRUCE HELLER tell them how the books are made and share stories from her head into book form. But, To register for Geist’s storytelling at the
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John Jay High School Recognition Awards

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OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN,OUT omas Megna Samuel Tabs, Jacob Tabs, DISTRICT ASSOCIATION
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BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER ons) said he could not support the bill psychologically,” said Assemblyman FROM PAGE 4

EDITOR because it did not provide for enough Joseph Lentol (D-North Brooklyn). Alexander Corsello, Cameron Crawford, Tyman
Cronin Field, Orion Cummings, Kendall
exceptions, such as people with medi- Assemblyman Michael DenDekker Degenhardt, Shane Doherty, Ana Dorta,
Amelia D’Urso, Anna-Sophia Eberhardt,
E ective immediately, cat declaw- cal issues who might be on blood (D-Jackson Heights) said cat owners Bryce Ford, Dean Ford, Jenna Giardina, Isaac
Gordin, Libby Gressin, Terence Kelly, Jack
ing is now illegal in New York State. thinners. who are concerned about their furni- McMahon, Kevin McMahon, Colin More eld,
Charles Murphy, Kerry Naso, Philippa Nuttall,
On Monday, July 22, Gov. Andrew Veterinarians, he said, “totally dis- ture “should maybe not have a cat.” Athena Ohnemus, Daisy O’Neill, Cara O’Reilly,
Brett Paulsen, Lauren Pollak, Conor Roberts,
Cuomo signed the bill into law, mak- courage declawing as much as they “In fact, I prefer that you don’t have Benedict Ryser, Jason Salton, Jordan Sandell,
Andrew Simmes, Jacob Tabs, Erin Walsh, Ian
ing New York the rst state in the na- possibly can. But at the same time, a cat,” DenDekker said. “Because ob- Wiatric, Caroline Williams

tion to ban the practice. there are times when it is recom- viously, you don’t understand how a APPOINTMENT TO THE UNITED STATES
MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT
“Declawing is a cruel and painful mended to do.” cat operates. If you’re lucky enough,
Terrance Kelly
procedure that can create physical Declawing should be allowed, he you get to live in their house after you
APPOINTMENT TO THE UNITED STATES
and behavioral problems for helpless said, when the only alternatives are bring them in. ey will tell you what COAST GUARD ACADEMY

animals, and today it stops,” Cuomo abandonment or euthanasia. you are allowed to do and when you Kerry Naso

said in a statement. “By banning this “While medical literature does not are allowed to do it.” THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT:
2019 SCHOLARSHIP FOR ACADEMIC EX
archaic practice, we will ensure that recommend declawing in all circum- e bill passed through both the CELLENCE AWARD RECIPIENTS

animals are no longer subjected to stances in practice,” Manktelow said, Assembly and Senate on June 4. It Elizabeth Birmingham, Shu-Nan “Justin”
Chang, omas Feinstein, Amanda Huang,
these inhumane and unnecessary pro- “some doctors will not take the risk was signed on July 22 by Gov. Cuomo. Ruby Potash, Jordan Schwartz, Jacob Tabs

cedures.” with their patients’ health or order the Both Sen. Pete Harckham (D- NATIONAL MERIT FINALISTS
Shu-Nan “Justin” Chang, omas Feinstein,
e bill (S.5532B) makes cat de- patient to remove the cats with claws South Salem) and Assemblyman
Ruby Potash, Jacob Tabs, Abigail Wilson, Fayth
clawing illegal “except when necessary from their home.” David Buchwald (D-White Plains) Wisehart

for therapeutic purposes” for the cat, Rosenthal said the only legitimate voted to support it. THE PRINCIPAL’S AWARD
Samuel Palomino
Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan), the reason to remove a cat’s claws is for Assemblyman Charles Levine (D-

bill’s co-sponsor in the Assembly, said the sake of its own health. Glen Gove) said he is proud to stand

before casting her vote on June 4. “Declawing is a barbaric, inhumane in support of New York’s four-legged

“It’s inhumane. It’s barbaric. It is guillotining up to the rst knuckle,” friends, including his own cat, Mr.

unnecessary,” Rosenthal said. “It is Rosenthal said. “It leaves bone shards, Kitty, who now resides in the “big lit-

done for the vanity and the protec- it leaves pain within what’s left. It ter box in the sky.”

tion of a human’s couch or furniture. leaves phantom pain. It leaves cats “But I’m sure that Mr. Kitty would

I don’t think any of that is a good idea with a painful road for the rest of their be very, very pleased with this bill,”

to foist on a cat.” lives.” Levine said. “ is is a major step for

O ering a dissenting opinion, As- Declawing cats leaves them vul- us as human beings and a major step

semblyman Brian Manktelow (R-Ly- nerable to attacks and “ruins them for the state of New York.”

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‘Big Baby’ Boomers e ick factor

No sooner BRUCE Sometimes, for nour- Most people READING, at the Red Door Spa
had I taken THE BLOG ishment, I nosh on the have at WRITING & in Manhattan!”
issue recently nuggets of native wis- least one CHOCOLATE
(in this space) with dom spewed by Gary thing that makes KIM I tried not to recoil
people of my genera- Vee (nee Vaynerchuk), them feel uncomfort- KOVACH in horror. It felt like
able. Speaking to a that well-meaning
tion (and older) who BRUCE a social media oracle room full of strangers woman was handing
condescend to younger APAR whose every word is me an envelope lled
generations than I gospel to millions of
is the most common. with kryptonite!

ran into yet another Millennials and Gen While public speak- Anyone else on the

of those “big baby” Zers (even though he’s ing (glossophobia) tops the list, the planet would have been thrilled. I was

Boomers. is refugee a Gen Xer). ve most common things that make the complete opposite. at night I

from the ’50s and ’60s was fairly ooz- Here’s a sampling of Mr. Vee’s well- men and women feel uncomfortable called a few friends and Jill gladly ac-

ing syrupy nostalgia about how idyllic considered rants: “We get scared of includes spiders (arachnophobia), cepted the gift certi cate.

and noble our childhoods were. Gag me everything we didn’t grow up with. It’s heights (acrophobia), clowns (coulro- So when I heard about the new

with a Flav-R-Straw. what human beings do…I’m so tired of phobia) and mice (musophobia). beauty treatment called a “piranha

e tortured remembrance (on old people judging Millennials when A phobia is de ned as an intense pedicure,” I shivered, recoiled in horror

Facebook) by this high school classmate they’re the ones who raised Millenni- fear or anxiety of certain objects or and Googled it before adding another

of mine lovingly recounted such rose- als… Entitlement is an American thing. situations. Phobias can cause the suf- item to my list of things that make me

colored artifacts as penny candy, black- Who parented these children that are so ferer to sweat, have a racing heartbeat, feel uncomfortable.

and-white TV, kickball, drinking hose entitled? ey’re entitled because their or just plain “lose it” when confronted Fish spa treatments date back

water… you get the mid-century milieu. parents handed everything to them.” by the object or situation. hundreds of years. Savvy bathers in

“ ese were,” his post insisted, “the One of my favorite Gary Vee tweets For a fun exercise, I recently asked southern Turkey and across Asia real-

good ole days.” OK, ne, it’s nice and is… “ e masses always demonize the my adult creative writing students to ized that the tiny esh-nibbling sh

cozy to think that way when you are future and put the past on a pedestal…” list ve things that make them feel they encountered in rivers and streams

leaning back on life, re ecting on the at much is undeniable. uncomfortable. e responses included actually helped to clean and exfoliate

setting sun of your golden years. Under that Gary Vee Tweet, these spiders, mice, heights, clowns and their skin.

But then a trite trope heard from two comments stood out to me… talking in front of strangers. But we Fast-forward to the present when

other older people these days reared its @HotLinePepper replied, “[I’m] 52 also had a few unusual entries includ- absolutely everything is monetized.

balding head with this goofy gem: “Kids and I need millennials. ere is a lot to ing dripping fruit, bats, and mayon- Salons are springing up throughout

today will never know how it feels to be learned from the younger genera- naise. Europe, South Africa and the U.S.

be a real kid… the kids these days will tions.” I love heights. I have bungee featuring tanks of tiny garra rufa sh

never understand how we grew up.” @TimBits91 wrote, “I’m a proud jumped from a hot air balloon, para- which can nibble the dead crusty skin

is from someone who willfully wants milennial and I’ve learned to just ignore sailed in Mexico, strapped into a o heels, toes and feet in a 15-30 min-

to misunderstand how today’s kids are the older gens when they try and make controlled hang-gliding attraction on ute session. Instead of a loofah, this

growing up. Give it a rest, Grandpa. me feel guilty for being around today the side of a road in Tennessee, walked live-action pedicure involves 150-200

He and I may be on the same actu- and not back then.” across a swinging bridge at Grand- swimming creatures swarming over

arial table, but if that’s his hidebound Well said, @TimBits91! e less rel- father Mountain in North Carolina, your feet in a water- lled tank. First-

attitude about today’s kids, I’d sooner eat evant some Boomers make themselves and climbed out onto sca olding high timers are cautioned not to splash or

at the kids’ table. by talking down to you, the more that up on the Empire State building on a quickly raise their feet out of the tanks

When you reach a point in life where they are bent on throwing a pity party date (romantic!). to prevent accidentally inging the

you are struggling with the uncomfort- to wanly question your relevance. ey Heights and speaking in public do garra rufa sh across the salon oor.

able proximity of mortality, there are a have it backwards. not make me feel uncomfortable. I e nibbling sh are credited with

number of ways to react. You are wise, TimBits, to ignore the don’t like spiders or mice and usually leaving skin softer after a sh pedicure

Some envy the youthfulness of those holier-than-thou a iction that attends scream as I am trying to capture these session.

who have most of their life ahead. eir aging, but also let it be a lesson to you. creatures when they nd their way My friend, Ellen, is the only person

way of dealing with that reality is to By the time you reach our age, unlike into my house. I have no problem with I know who actually tried a piranha

lash out at the o enders, whose crime is some of today’s more brittle elders, I clowns, bats, dripping fruit or mayon- pedicure. Ellen did not go to a fancy

youth. implore you to nurture the humility and naise. day spa or salon for her sh pedicure.

Others in the same aging cohort react dignity that’s required to respect your But I draw the line at spa treat- She was on a sightseeing excursion

with resilience. ey are fascinated and juniors. ments with strangers touching me. during her rock n roll cruise vaca-

stimulated by the elixir of youthfulness. Just thinking about it gives me the tion when she spotted vendors lined

Rather than be paralyzed by the past, Bruce “ e Blog” Apar is a writer, publicist, shivers (and not in a good way). I up with wooden benches and tanks

they look forward to new gardens of op- actor, civic volunteer, and sole proprietor don’t like it when people are talking to lled with water and sh on her way

portunity that can be cultivated to make of regional marketing agency APAR PR. me and put their hand on my arm or back to the ship. When the tour guide

the most of the present. He is the ghostwriter for new ForbesBooks shoulder either. Ick! informed the group that this was a

Baby Boomers are not innately su- title, “Fisch Tales: e Making of a Years ago at the end of the school piranha pedicure, Ellen kicked o her

perior to any other generation. Nobody Millennial Baby Boomer,” by Bob Fisch, year, a smiling parent walked up to sandals and hopped right in!

chooses in which era they grow up, so to now available at Amazon, WalMart, me and thanked me for tutoring her

brandish bravado about how “my experi- Barnes & Noble, Target, and other online daughter. en she handed me an en- Kim Kovach shivered a few times while

ence” as a kid is superior to “your experi- bookstores. Follow him as Bruce e Blog velope and proclaimed, “ ank you so writing this column. She also used the

ence” is nothing but a sad commentary on social media. Reach him at [email protected] much! Here’s a gift certi cate for a full idea of a piranha pedicure for the basis of

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Introducing kids to the Farmers’ Almanac MELEN

Dear Dr. Linda, got a lot of our information. It only came youth of today and even their parents need FROM PAGE 7
According to the Farmers’ Almanac, to know that life goes on beyond their elec-
out once a year and let me tell you, we tronic world. As I said, I live with electron- thing in my arm, then told me
which is the uno cial authority I always ics everyday and think it’s an unbelievable there were a few side e ects. I
turn to for weather-related questions (even looked forward to its publication. I remem- asset to our lives. However, the younger don’t suppose crying is one of
though much of it is based generation needs to open their minds to them but it certainly should be.
on folklore), the phrase ber taking it out of the mailbox and ght- material from the past and incorporate it
“dog days” refers to the into their lives along with their computers Now the other nurse comes in
hottest time of the year, ing over it with my sister and iPhones. e Farmers’ Almanac is just for my blood work. “Have you
which is the 40 days that one example of that. ere are other peri- fasted?” She asks. I assure her
span from July 3 through as to who would read it odicals and reading materials that still have that if anything, I have slowed.
Aug. 11. e reason I value. Even though the Farmers’ Almanac is
bring this up is because STRONG rst. e most important not considered to be ne literature, it opens en she tells me to lie down
last week, Jared, my LEARNING part of it was the yearly minds to understanding and analyzing what and attaches a bunch of electron-
20-year-old grandson, saw weather report. I’d look is fact and what is ction. People can enjoy ic probes to di erent parts of my
me reading my 2019 issue of the Farmers’ DR. LINDA up my birthday and know it from 8 years old up to where I am—88. body. “ is thing can’t tell if I’m
Almanac. “What is that?” he asked. SILBERT immediately (I thought) lying, right?” It’s possible that I
Retired English teacher may have fudged the numbers
“You’ve never seen the Farmers’ Alma- what the weather would on my alcohol usage. By the way,
nac?” I asked. “I’m reading about the dog Dear English teacher, the things you say to an EKG
days of summer. Plus, there’s a good article be on my birthday. ank you so much for your email. I too nurse may proportionately a ect
on home remedies to use to repel ies dur- how fast she rips o the adhesive
ing these dog days.” It was lled with facts, grew up with the latest Farmers’ Almanac tapes that hold the electronic
in my home and I too looked to see the probes onto your body.
“What are you talking about? What’s ction and folklore. Everyone in the family long-range weather predictions as soon as it
dog days? Are you OK?” he asked. I think arrived in the mail. I’m going to share your So if you haven’t had your
he thought I was losing my mind. I quickly read it from cover to cover and then we’d email with some teacher friends because physical this year, make an ap-
let him know that I’m ne and fully aware there’s a plethora of lessons for kids inside pointment right now, because
of what I’m talking about. I invited Jared to argue about whether certain things were that little magazine—and they all involve heart attacks aren’t for the faint
sit down with me to learn about the phrase higher-order thinking skills. of heart. If this column con-
in addition to learning about the Farmers’ based on real facts or based on someone’s vinces just one person to check
Almanac. anks again, their cholesterol numbers and
opinion. I remember my dad looking to see Dr. Linda they come back over 250, I’ll feel
We had a wonderful conversation about good, because their numbers are
the phrase “dog days of summer” and about how much snow we were in for—whether Dr. Linda is co-author of “Why Bad Grades worse than mine. I’ll get my own
the Farmers’ Almanac, which was rst pub- Happen to Good Kids,” and director of Strong test results back in a few weeks,
lished in 1818. Obviously, I wasn’t around we’d have a “bad winter” as he’d call it—or Learning Tutoring and SAT/ACT Test Prep. and my wife sees the mail before
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First of all, I may be a senior citizen, but

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A pooled community trust can keep New Yorkers in their homes

amount equal to the total amount ing expenses, such as food, rent, enrolling in a pooled trust can be a founding member of the New York

GUEST of medical assistance paid on be- taxes, mortgage, clothing, tele- invaluable. Chapter of the National Academy
CORNER half of the bene ciary by Medic- phone, utilities, private pay care of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).
aid. As such, it is recommended services, etc. Without the ability Anthony J. Enea, Esq. is a member He is also a member of the Council

ANTHONY J. to use the funds deposited to the to enroll in the pooled commu- of the rm of Enea, Scanlan & of Advanced Practitioners of the
ENEA
pooled trust on a monthly basis. nity trust, most disabled seniors Sirignano, LLP of White Plains and National Academy of Elder Law

e pooled community trust would not be able to retain their a home o ce in Somers. He can be Attorneys and is a Certi ed Elder

is established and managed by a monthly income and continue to reached at 914-948-1500. Mr. Enea Law Attorney as certi ed by e

not-for-pro t association that acts reside at home and receive Med- is the Past Chair of the Elder Law National Elder Law Foundation.

A pooled community trust is as the Trustee of the Trust; a trust icaid Home Care. It is a critical and Special Needs Section of the New

regularly utilized to prevent the company must also act as a Co- component in allowing seniors to York State Bar Association (NYSBA). Mr. Enea is the President of the

spend down of income by the Trustee. As a pooled community receive Home Care Medicaid and He is the incoming Chair of the Westchester Bar Foundation and

recipient of Home Care Medic- trust can have numerous bene cia- be able to utilize their income for Senior Lawyers Section of NYSBA. a Past President of the Westchester

aid. It is a speci c type of Special ries, a separate sub-account is cre- their needs. Mr. Enea is the Past President and County Bar Association.

Needs Trust (SNT). ated and maintained for the sole Additionally, the pooled com-

An SNT allows a person with bene t of each disabled bene ciary. munity trust can be of use and

a disability to continue receiv- Any person, irrespective of their advantage to a disabled younger

ing government bene ts, such age (even over age 65), can estab- person with special needs. For ex-

as Medicaid and Supplemental lish and fund the pooled trust; ample, a disabled younger person

Security Income (SSI), irrespec- however, there may be Medicaid may be a bene ciary of SSI and

tive of the dollar value of assets and/or SSI transfer of asset penal- Medicaid. If said person were to

and income held by the SNT. e ties for those over age 65. receive an inheritance, an accident

purpose of the SNT is to supple- e most frequent utilization settlement or recovery, or accu-

ment (not supplant) the bene ts of a pooled community trust oc- mulates too much income, which

paid by the government to help curs when an applicant for Com- would otherwise disqualify them

improve the quality of the life of munity (home care) Medicaid has from SSI and/or Medicaid, the

the person with the disability. e income in excess of the amount use of the pooled community trust

legal requirements for an SNT in permitted by Medicaid. For ex- may be of signi cant advantage to

New York are delineated in the ample, for the year 2019, an ap- them. Depending on the facts for JOIN OUR TEAM

Estates, Powers and Trusts Law of plicant for Medicaid is permitted each disabled person, they may

New York. monthly income in the amount of be able to receive the inheritance,

Unlike other forms of SNTs, $879. If the applicant has income settlement, recovery and/or excess AT MAHOPAC CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
the pooled community trust has of $2,000 per month, the excess income while continuing to receive

no age limitation and has no income of $1,121 is paid to Med- SSI and/or Medicaid. Said funds

payback to the government re- icaid assuming the applicant does and/or income can be deposited

quirements (such as a self-settled not enroll in a pooled community into the pooled trust and be used

SNT). However, the funds held in trust or has monthly medical ex- for the disabled person’s living ex-

the pooled trust at the time of the penses in the amount of the sur- penses as delineated above.

bene ciary’s passing remain in the plus. However, once enrolled in ere are presently over 20 not- we are seeking candidates

pooled trust and may not be paid the pooled community trust, the for-pro t organizations in New

to the bene ciary’s estate or fam- surplus income less the monthly York that o er pooled trusts. e for a maintenance mechanic
ily. If the pooled trust chooses not administrative fee paid to the assistance of an experienced elder

to keep said remaining funds, they not-for-pro t can then be used to law attorney in selecting a suitable

must be paid to Medicaid up to an pay for the disabled person’s liv- pooled trust not-for-pro t and This work involves a variety of building maintenance and repair tasks
of a skilled nature, including maintenance and repair work requiring

knowledge of standard building trades, specifically carpentry.

Four years experience in either general building construction or maintenance work
which included work in one or more of the standard trades, specifically carpentry.

APARPR SUBMIT LETTER OF INTEREST WITH RESUME TO:
Human Resources, Mahopac Central School District, 179 East Lake Blvd., Mahopac, NY 10541
PUBLICITY WITH PERSONALITY
or to Lisa Lynch (Personnel Specialist, Human Resources) at [email protected]
by August 7, 2019 at 3PM

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