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Youth football raises McDermott named
monbeayttfloinrgScISantecaecr her Citizen of the Year
e Somers Youth Football 12U pre- e team sports teal wristbands on game
sented Somers Intermediate School teacher days in September and teal ribbon helmet BY CAROL REIF ings-on outside court.
Christine Camarra with a donation raised stickers in an e ort to spread awareness.
by the team throughout September, which CONTRIBUTING WRITER Besides helping Scouts earn merit
is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.
badges for citizenship, participation
e entire community has come to-
gether to support the Camarra family Two local volunteers are being sa- “exposes them to the courts in ways
as she battles a rare form of germ cell
ovarian cancer. Her husband, George, luted for devoting their time and tal- they never would have,” said McDer-
is also a teacher at SIS.
ents to the Scouting community. mott.
e football team held lemon-
ade stands, bake sales, made and sold Somers Town Justice Michael J. Mc- e father of four boys, includ-
bracelets and arm bands, as well as
walked dogs and returned water bot- Dermott and Ernest F. Wieting, the ing an Eagle Scout, McDermott has
tles to raise money.
celebrated “Two Millionth Boy Scout,” taken on many community leadership
are the BSA Westchester-Putnam roles, mainly those aimed at protecting
Council’s latest Citizens of the Year. youth. He regularly sits on PTA panels
ey will be feted at a fundraising on substance abuse and supports driver
dinner in Mahopac later this month. safety initiatives, for example.
e role of a justice, especially in
SCOUTS IN THE COURTS tra c cases, is not just to pass judg-
McDermott was singled out for ment or levy nes, but to perhaps save
“Scouts in the Courts,” a program he the lives of young speeders and the
initiated 10 years ago. folks who share the road with them,
It gives Scouts an Eagle’s-eye view some say.
of the legal system by allowing them— e variety of cases the Scouts—
in an honorary capacity—to act as bai- who range from eighth-graders to high
li s, the folks who literally keep order schoolers—witness are interesting, but
in the court. ey announce the judge’s not nearly as important as learning
arrival and deliver documents, among about the harsh reality of making poor
other things. Somers police o cers still decisions, said McDermott, adding,
carry out duties such as maintaining “Choices have consequences.”
court decorum and safety. And that’s a valuable lesson the
Scouts, who see everything from Scout, or any young person, can take
DWI and domestic dispute cases to with them as they hike down the path
tra c infractions—sometimes, even of life.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF ERICA RUBY defendants in handcu s—are not al- SEE SCOUTS PAGE 4
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Harvey Friedman, a Somers resident and 60-
year New York Giants season ticket holder,
rang the bell before kickoff at the team’s
home opener on Sunday, Sept. 15. He was
joined by former New York Giant tight ends,
Mark Bavaro and Jeremy Shockey.
Kyle and Zach Adult services are through the Van Tassell House in Somers.
Kirchmann spent a For more information, contact program director Barbara Taberer
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Park at 9 a.m. with a return of 4 p.m. Cost is $25 per person.
Must have valid I.D. with picture for compensation package.
Last casino trip of the year. Checks payable to Somers Seniors.
Bronx Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show. Come to see
the new/updated miniature wonderland as model trains zip past
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FROM PAGE 1
He estimates that 400 Scouts have benefited from the program
McDermott, Somers’ town justice since 2000, is a former mem-
ber of the town’s Planning Board.
He is also a member of the Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce.
He is acting city and town court judge in a number of Westches-
ter and Putnam communities and is an arraignment magistrate for
adolescent offenders at Woodfield Detention Cottage in Valhalla.
A former Bronx County assistant district attorney, McDermott
also looks out for older folks by speaking to local organizations on
internet safety, scams and laws relevant to seniors.
He and his wife, Fausta, have lived in Somers for more than 30
years and maintain a law practice there.
‘TWO MILLIONTH BOY SCOUT’
A Putnam resident, Wieting was hailed as the “Two Millionth
Boy Scout” after he joined up as the BSA was celebrating its 41st
anniversary in 1951. He was given special Scout credentials and di-
rected by Brig. Gen. Carlos P. Romulo to recite the Boy Scout Oath
before a packed crowd at the Commodore Hotel in New York City.
The event merited a big write-up in The New York Times. Michael J. McDermott Ernest F. Wieting
Wieting became a temporary BSA spokesman, appearing on ra-
dio shows and in newspaper articles.
According to the BSA, Wieting grew up in the Bronx in post-WWII America. including stints in the Army and with the New York Police Department as a detective.
He joined an Explorer post as a way to escape the city for the countryside’s fresh air. Wieting belongs to the Bavarian Club Edelweiss Westchester, the Yorktown Ma-
As an Explorer, he visited Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, the city’s first munici- sonic Lodge and the Cortlandt and North Court Seniors. He is an elder with St.
pal airport, where he practiced his piloting skills on a mechanical flight simulator. He Luke’s Lutheran Church of Putnam Valley.
camped at Camp Alpine and Ten Mile River Scout Reservation.
Wieting has been an adult volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America since 1980, FUNDRAISING DINNER
serving as an assistant Scout Master for Troop 134. He became the Westchester- The Scouting Citizens of the Year dinner, a fundraising event, is Thursday, Oct. 24,
Putnam Council’s district advancement chairman in the 1980s and has helped many at the Four Brothers Pizza Restaurant, 654 Route 6, Mahopac.
boys obtain the rank of Eagle Scout. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m.; dinner at 7:30 p.m.
Wieting was district commissioner for six years, winning the Silver Beaver, the Tickets for the reception are $85. Gold sponsorships are $1,500; silver, $1,000; and
Lamb Award and District Award of Merit. He is Vigil Honor member of the bronze, $500.
Ktemaque Lodge, Order of the Arrow. To register, visit WPCBSA.org/SCOTY.
He had a career that spanned six decades of government, military and civic service, For more information, contact the WPCBSA at 914-773-1135.
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Student fundraises for Giving Tree Club
Wounded Warriors gears up for
BY KATHERINE BORCHERT population versus the civilian population. another year of
STAFF WRITER Tulchin found through non-pro t or- good deeds
Former Somers High School student ganizations, veterans and active service e following is from Donna Dooley:
Jason Tulchin created a GoFundMe page members are able to receive assistance for
to raise awareness of veteran’s post-war a wide range of issues. e Giving Tree Club at Kennedy Catholic High School, a service club is led
di culties. by Kieran Dooley, Aidan Bernal, Scott Dalrymple, Zachary Gerstner, Conner
“One of these nonpro ts, the Wounded Trainor and Christopher LoRusso are planning new projects to give back to the
e page was created for Tulchin’s se- Warrior Project, serves as a rehabilitative community.
nior year “Physical Action Project.” e organization which assists veterans who
purpose of the project was to conduct su er from both physical and mental scars. e mission statement of the club is rooted in the Jesuit principle of being
research on a speci c social or scienti c “men and women for others.” During the course of the school year, the leaders
issue, then raise awareness or propose a ey also empower them to confront their and its 250 members, seek out those in need of support and relief. rough a
solution to the problem. issues in a variety of ways, allowing for a wide variety of school wide collections the club is able to ful ll their mission.
transition from military to civilian life,”
“Being someone who comes from a Tulchin said. “I’ve dedicated my fundrais- During Halloween, the club partnered with “Treats for Troops” and collected
family line of servicemen and having been er to this group in order to support them more than 70 pounds of candy that was then sent overseas to our soldiers. Other
surrounded by military members for a in turning the lives of wounded veterans projects include working with Friends of Karen to bring relief to families strug-
good portion of my life, I wanted to focus around.” gling with childhood cancer during the holidays. Giving Tree created a wish list
my e orts towards studying the current for the families and through the generosity of the Kennedy Catholic community,
issue of both active-duty and Veterans Tulchin’s creation of the page was his the list was completed and lled in less than 24 hours. e club also organized
relating to their mental health,” Tulchin interpretation of raising awareness of a the Kennedy Toy Drive bene ting Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. For Valen-
said. social problem and though it was created tine’s Day. the club worked with Student Council and organized a carnation sale
as a project, “it’s more than just a grade,” in honor of Valentine’s Day. Students could purchase a carnation for a nominal
In his search for information, Tulchin Tulchin said. fee and attach a signed note to it. e club members delivered the owers to all
was shocked by statistics he found. of the recipients and the pro ts were donated to the American Heart Associa-
“I personally believe attention is just as tion. e group has also held fundraisers for e Ronald McDonald House and
Over 40,000 veterans in the United important as monetary contributions. e the Cardinal McCloskey Community Center in ornwood, in addition to other
States are homeless. Due to lack of af- most e ective method of combating an projects.
fordable housing and post-service income, often-invisible issue is making sure every-
thousands more are at risk of homeless- one sees it.”
To learn more or donate to Tulchin’s
Many veterans also su er from PTSD, fundraiser visit https://www.gofundme.
which oftentimes leads to drug and al- com/f/jason-tulchins-donation-to-
cohol abuse, social exclusion and suicide, wounded-warriors
which is about 21% higher for the veteran
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e Somers Library is located at 82 Information Centers (SBICs) person, you can leave a message on days the Somers schools are 10:30 a.m to noon (Please reg-
Primrose St. Register for programs helps older adults 60 and over on the SBIC helpline at 914- closed due to snow. ister separately to the workshop
at somerslibrary.org or by calling and those caring for the elderly 231-3260 or email us at SBIC@ Somers Library Non-Fiction you would like to attend).
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Surely you joust Autumn reveries
Now jester minute here! MAN every time I’ve ever been on a Iam always saddened THE
Did I really slay that? Last OVERBOARD horse it’s been hard enough to get when the rst spell SEASONED
Sunday we visited the New it to go, and once gone harder still of autumn surrounds CITIZEN
York Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo, to get it to stop. me. e heat of summer
lessens and we ready our- ADRIENNE
a festival glorifying the middle RICK We hung out at the Fortune selves for the chill of yet KAVELLE
ages. I may or may not be a Renais- MELÉN Stage for a few songs with the another winter. Leaves
sance man, but I’m de nitely in Jackdaws, a trio in period costume blaze for a moment in
my middle-ages, especially if I live singing Irish medieval- avored glorious shades of red and
to be 120, so I felt right at home. songs. “Here’s a song about killing yellow and orange, only to crumble under our feet, drab
e theme is a curious melange, one-third medieval the English!” e lead singer cheerfully explained. and colorless.
Europe, one-third fantasy, one-third Dungeons and rough mob incitement he got us all to agree that I think we all become somewhat despondent as we watch
Dragons, one-third Robin Hood, and one-third we would like to kill the English. I personally have life end and death begin. Perhaps we fear the cold loneli-
inability to understand fractions. For a reasonably- nothing against the English, but I don’t like the way ness of long winter months. Even the trees, covered in ice
priced all-inclusive admission ticket you can stay they spell “tyre” or “centre,” so I guess I could go and magically sparkling in the dark, cannot erase the loss of
entertained by shows and performances for the entire along with it. If they’re talking about the English sun and light. We feel we must hibernate, replicate the fetal
day, but the folks who attend are the real show. language, no one is killing it faster than Trump and position in our mind’s eye and push through the famine of
Last Sunday was “Pirate Weekend,” so I was fully his tweets. If I look at the writings of Trump for four stagnant months.
prepared with some pirate jokes in case I had to more than 20 seconds I start to feel as if I wasted a Reader, if you’ve made it this far, please excuse my over-
create a distraction if someone tried to shiver my whole year by attending the fth grade. zealous purple passion pseudo-poetic description, but
timber. A priest, a rabbi, a pirate and a parrot walk If you have a special skill you might be able to sometimes I do really feel isolated and alone in winter. It
into a bar. I can’t remember what happened next, but make some extra cash at the Renaissance Faire. Do probably goes back to my childhood when summer allowed
my guess is neither can they. How did parrots get you know how to play the autoharp? If it’s truly an unstructured abandonment and the freedom to dance in the
involved in the privateering game in the rst place? autoharp it ought to be able to play itself. You know sun and under the stars. Autumn meant school and teachers
Probably somebody with a Southern accent tried to how to work a catapult? ere’s plenty of time to and conformity; reading, writing, arithmetic, piano lessons,
say “pirate” and it came out “parrot,” and before you learn for next year. I know the perfect cat you can homework…everything required, nothing left to choice.
knew it there was one on every ship, repeating every- pult into enemy territory, and believe me, for the I liked school, but I liked my freedom better. I remember
thing the captain said. “Avast, ye mateys, get down one hour out of twenty-four that this cat is awake, once, on a hot summer’s afternoon, getting ‘lost’ in a great
and SWAB the decks!” “YOU swab the decks.” it can do plenty of damage to their furniture. Can patch of daisies and I see it now as my secret garden…just
“Who said that?” “YOU said that!” “Now cut that you swallow swords? If you can, as god is my wit- lying there, dreaming of life. I must have been about 10
out!” “Go sit on a sea urchin!” By this time the crew ness, you’ll never go hungry again at the Renaissance with everything still ahead and no regrets left behind.
is snickering down to the sternpost and the parrot Faire. Even little kids are armed to the teeth. Can We used to play hop-scotch, (known in my neighborhood
has assumed command of the ship. you falcon? e practice was popular in medieval as ‘potsy’), tossing our skate keys into each square and try-
We went over to Roselawn Field, where the Joust Europe as a means to control the rodent population. ing to keep o the lines. Very much like life, hop-scotch…
was ready to begin- it’s one of the highlights of the e falconer ies the falcon, who I’m assuming is the but in life we often step out of the box and onto the lines.
festival. Attended by an entire court of characters, falconee. I’m not sure how the rest of us t into the Sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse.
and after much fanfare, the two principals face each equation. e only problem is, unlike hop-scotch the game, we can’t
other on horseback. ere is some Anglo-Saxon If you don’t know what to wear, just take out a always do it over. We must absorb our missteps and keep
trash talking, the contestants making disparaging deck of playing cards or a chess set and try to copy on moving. at’s why the fall season is so sad. It makes us
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On command, they spur their mounts and raise their ute the wealth better than a panel of Democrats at a living and look to spring, when the game of life starts anew
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FRANCELLA while and listened to the guy try about the pasta, we slowly made chair and have your picture taken. three years during a feast in
to sound like Frank Sinatra, but, our way toward the line of people We ended our evening by Little Italy, NYC.
FROM PAGE 11 unfortunately, he was standing waiting to purchase cannoli, nding our way to the statue
right beside the Ferrara Pastry Italian rainbow cookies (stacked I hope that you too will en-
then we can t in some pasta,” booth. Having forgotten all red, white and green almond cake of San Gennaro and pinning joy celebrating the Feast of San
I say. We stood around for a topped with chocolate), sfoglia- money to the ribbons attached Gennaro, a tradition each year in
tella with a tee-shirt that read, to it. San Gennaro is the patron September. You’re sure to eat great
musical vocal group “You can’t say it, you can’t have saint of Naples. He was born food, enjoy great entertainment
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arrested for egregious crimes, fun. e weather is always good
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rum soaked cakes), tortoni (an them in prison. For that, he was to say,“Today’s forecast: 70’s and
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BRUCE that others, with similar stories, children could never experience we’ve known for a quarter- and life changing forever. at
THE BLOG do not have. Committing to having such a wonderful and century realized she had only never goes away. Our paths are
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BRUCE and emotions can be a form of something tragic we have in
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younger years. We guys from the old Yes, it was.
neighborhood would try to get you
to come out to play some ball or for a Sixty years on, I am indebted to all
snowball ght and I always wondered those kind-hearted enough to under-
why you turned us down most of the stand why I had to write what I wrote,
time.” I can’t say I remember that as well particularly the countless, kindred spirits
as he does, but I also can understand out there whose pain is at once unique to
why I must block it out. them and all too common to others.
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NYPD ofﬁcer killed while on duty in the Bronx
Brian Mulkeen was from Yorktown Heights
BY KATHERINE BORCHERT Chief of Department Terence police as 27-year-old Antonio Medical Center where he was fellow o cers as they grapple
Monahan. Lavance Williams. pronounced dead. e suspect with the loss. O cer Mulkeen’s
Mulkeen was with the Bronx Williams was on probation was killed at the scene. sel ess service and heroism will
Flags ew at half-sta in Borough Anti-Crime Unit of for narcotics-related crimes that Mulkeen had served with the never be forgotten,” Sen. Pete
Westchester County and York- the 47th Precinct patrolling East occurred last year. He has several NYPD for almost seven years. Harckham said in a tweet.
town this week for NYPD Of- 229th Street at around 12:30 arrests on his record, including a “ ere’s absolutely no worse County Executive George
cer Brian Mulkeen, who was a.m. Mulkeen and his partner conviction of burglary in Rock- moment in our job than this,” Latimer ordered all ags at
shot and killed while patrolling chased a man after the man took land County. Monahan said. “A young man Westchester County facilities be
an area of the Bronx with sus- o running during questioning “Our investigation so far has with a bright future who cou- own at half-sta in honor of
pected gang activity in the early and “a violent struggle on the found that O cer Mulkeen re- rageously patrolled New York’s Mulkeen.
hours of Sunday, Sept. 29. ground began,” Monahan said. tained his rearm through the toughest streets has tragically “All of Westchester County
“ is is a tragic case of friend- O’Neill said that Mulkeen entire violent struggle he had lost his life.” mourns NYPD O cer Brian
ly re, but make no mistake, we displayed “incredible, incredible with the suspect. Brian was the Monahan called Mulkeen a Mulkeen,” Latimer said. “Mul-
lost a life of a courageous public courage” in his actions. one who red his own weapon “great cop dedicated to keeping keen was a true hero and we will
servant solely due to a violent “Brian was the one that initi- and he red ve rounds at the his city safe.” remember his dedication to his
criminal who put the lives of the ated the chase. I saw some of the suspect. As we told you Sunday, “We ask everyone to please profession and sacri ce always.
police and the people we serve in body camera footage and I gotta the suspect’s loaded gun was keep O cer Mulkeen’s loved At this time, we as a county o er
jeopardy,” Police Commissioner tell you, there’s 36,000 cops in not red during the incident. ones in your thoughts and our sympathy and support to his
James O’Neill said in a press this police department and each Investigation has also found prayers,” Monahan said. family.”
conference Monday, Sept. 30. one of them incredible human that O cer Mulkeen’s partners “NYPD O cer Brian Mul- Yorktown Supervisor Ilan
Mulkeen, 33, lived in Yor- beings, but I’m not sure if ev- red 10 rounds. Two of those keen of Yorktown Heights Gilbert echoed his sentiments.
ktown Heights with his girl- erybody would have done that,” rounds struck O cer Mulkeen,” was killed while on duty in the “Our whole community’s
friend, an NYPD o cer at the O’Neill said. O’Neill said. Bronx. My deepest sympathies thoughts and prayers are with
44th Precinct in the Bronx, said e suspect was identi ed by Mulkeen was rushed to Jacobi go out to his family, friends and Brian and his loved ones,” Gil-
ATTENTION LOCAL BUSINESS LEADERS! Mulkeen’s wake was held
ursday, Oct. 3, at Smith, Sea-
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SENIORS bury Mall, Christmas Tree; Fridays transportation to
FROM PAGE 3
area grocery stores. Destinations include Turco’s, Stew
Leonard’s and Stop and Shop, Shoprite, Door to door.
per Reis Park at 9 a.m. with a return of 3:30 pm. Lunch Library: Hop aboard our alternate Tuesday run to
on own on Arthur Ave. ere will be plenty of time for the Library. Door to door.
some holiday shopping. Cost is $35 per senior. Checks Activities
payable to Somers Seniors.
Holiday Luncheon at Il Forno Ristorante, 343 Rte. Creative writing class with Jo Ann: Mondays
202, Somers. 10:30 to noon beginning Sept. 9. is will be a six
Served, complete three course luncheon. Menu: Gar- week series.
den Salad, Fried Zuccchini & Bruschetta Reggiano- Ballroom and Latin Dancing with Frank Elia:
Choice of 4 Entrees-served with vegetable and rose- ursdays at 10:30 a.m. starting Sept. 12.
mary potatoes. Dessert, co ee, tea, soda, juices, ice tea. Tai Chi for Arthritis Sept. 10 through Nov. 1 with
Holiday gifts/games (our version of Let’s Make a Deal). Melanie Sloane. Classes are 12:30-1:30 p.m.Tuesdays
Noon to 2 p.m. Cost per senior, $39, Taxes/tip/gifts all and 10:45-11:45 a.m. Fridays.
included. Checks payable to Somers Seniors. Water Color Class: Join Diana and Janet every
Nutrition Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free.
Exercise Classes: 10:45 a.m. Monday is exercise
and music with Lori. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays is
Meals on Wheels: if you are having trouble preparing music and dance with Richard; 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tues-
meals or getting out to shop, we can help out by deliver- days is workout with Lori; 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays
ing a hot meal to your home. $2.00 donation suggested. is body movement with Lori; 12:30-1:30 p.m. Fri-
Lunch at Van Tassell House: a hot meal is served days is strength and balance with Lori.
Monday through Friday at noon. $2.00 donation. Ac- Line Dancing with Richard. Tuesdays 10:30- Do not hesitate to be critical or forthcoming about your
tivities and outings available to all. Transportation is 11:30 a.m. Richard Barnett has been leading group mu- thoughts. We are here to share, listen and enjoy.
available to those in need. sic and dance classes in Westchester for over 20 years. Bridge 10 a.m. Tuesdays and ursdays. e club
Transportation Line dancing! Beginners welcome as well as more sea- welcomes new players.
soned dancers, singles and couples welcome, or maybe Dr. Tomback, podiatrist,makes a bi-monthly house call.
you’d like to join us…have a seat, listen to the music and Happy Chef. When you see a “happy chef ” designa-
Wheelchair accessible vans are available for trans- enjoy the dancing. Lunch is available following the class. tion on the nutrition program menu, you are in for a
port to all destinations. Mah Jong Wednesdays 12:30 p.m. We have beginner treat. Reservations are required
Medical Appointments: Transportation to medical, tables and tables for more advanced players. Tile sets are North Westchester Restorative Therapy is hosting
dental and physical therapy appointments is available available. a anksgiving luncheon on ursday, Nov. 14. Come
on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and ursdays between the Card Games, speakers, holiday parties and Wii: join us for lunch and live music. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for Somers adults who are Monday through Friday Bus transport available, $2
unable to drive. Door to door. $5 round trip fee Book Club: 12:30 p.m. last Monday of the month. Golden Harvest Dance and talent show, at West-
Shopping: Mondays transportation is available to cloth- With the assistance of the Somers Library a monthly chester County Center Tuesday, Oct. 29. $10.00 in-
ing/gift shopping plazas including JV Mall and the Dan- selection will be assigned and distributed to members. cludes transportation/lunch and entertainment.
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LIBRARY TRUNK email teamtuskersmentoring@ dents who are exploring an idea
gmail.com, or call 914-481-2716. or a work in progress with au-
FROM PAGE 8 FROM PAGE 18 thor and journalist, Linda Spear.
Yorktown News, will be visiting the Somers Library to talk clippers. Wear sturdy shoes and e workshop runs contiguously
about her work, the di erent ways writers can contribute to the bring water. Join other writers to share throughout the year. e fee is
paper, and how to develop your skills as a writer. your talent and desire to write $150 per six-week session on a
Somers School what you’ve always wanted to rolling admission on Friday at
If you are interested in joining a writer’s workshop that focuses District o er up with people like you! 10 a/m. Bring your ideas, paper,
on this type of communication, keep your eyes open for when the If there’s a memoir, a ctional pen and pencil or laptop with
Somers Library o ers “ e Journalist’s Workshop” beginning of The Somers High School idea, an historical tome or even you so you can develop strate-
the new year. RSVP to Tara at the Somers Library: 914-232-5717. Class of 2021 is selling car win- a book, there is no greater time gies for becoming a lifelong
if you plan to attend Jodi’s visit, no later than October 10. Space dow decals. For more informa- to preserve your written words writer. People at all skill levels
will be limited. tion, visit www.somersschools. in a class with other local resi- are welcome. Contact Linda at:
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SRpVAooRSuITrY tnsdup Sports
Girls soccer posts
BY ROB DIANTONIO three more shutouts
Tuskers rout TZ on gridiron; cross country wins meet
Girls Soccer (8-1-1)
SOMERS 5, BREWSTER 0
Tuesday, Sept. 24
It was another dominant week
for Somers’ girls soccer team. e
Tuskers outscored their oppo-
nents 14-0 in three shutouts.
Somers started the streak o
by blanking visiting Brewster 5-0
on Sept. 24.
Ella Kittredge tallied two goals
while Noelle DeMarinis, Megan
Dineen and Caroline Russell also
scored. It was Russell’s rst var-
sity goal. DeMarinis, Kayleigh
Kenny, Jessica Rodriguez and
Kayla Morgante had assists. PHOTOS: ROB DIANTONIO
“I feel our transitions from Karlene Kurtz heads for the goal at Briarcliff last Saturday. Noelle DeMarinis beats the goalie on her way to her third goal in a 3-0
defense to o ense have been win over Briarcliff.
working extremely well,” DeMa- Daniel Rios and
rinis said. “ e fact that our team Danielle Acocella, Victoria combine on a
knows when to play the ball to Righetti and Angelina Hurtado
PHOTO COURTESY OF
space as well as when to play it to had one assist each. JULIE DEAGAN
feet is a key factor in our success.”
Rachel Ross had a quiet day in SOMERS 3, BRIARCLIFF 0
net with one save for a Tusker de- Saturday, Sept. 28
fense that has allowed just three DeMarinis netted a hat trick in
goals all season. a 3-0 win over host Briarcli on
“Our defense has been tremen- Sept. 28.
dous this season,” DeMarinis said. “I believe it was because the
“ eir ability to shut down oppos- (Briarcli ) defense was play-
ing o enses is unparalleled.” ing very high which enabled my
team to feed through balls that
SOMERS 6, PANAS 0 I was able to nish,” DeMarinis
Thursday, Sept. 26 said of the key ingredients to her
It was more of the same when scoring success.
the Tuskers travelled to Walter Pepe, Atkinson and Meghan
Panas on Sept. 26 as they scored Blanch set up DeMarinis’ goals.
four goals in the second half in a Ross had three saves.
6-0 win. Football (3-1)
Kittredge and Rodriguez reg-
istered two goals apiece. Alexis
Atkinson and Clara Adornetto SOMERS 35,TAPPAN ZEE 8
also scored. Alexa Vanga dished SEE ROUNDUP PAGE 23
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Thursday, October 3, 2019 SPORTS The Somers Record – Page 23
PHOTO COURTESY OF MIKE LACKO
Somers’ boys cross-country team’s top seven with coach Mike Lacko after winning the
12th Rock Sports Cross Country Invitational.
PHOTO COURTESY OF JULIE DEAGAN ROUNDUP into halftime leading 21-0. Deagan also
had a 14-yard touchdown run. Daniel Rios
Daniel Rios celebrates his touchdown reception against Tappan Zee. FROM PAGE 22 caught a touchdown pass. Kenny McGrane
had one 45-yard reception.
Friday, Sept. 27
Somers gained over 450 yards of offense in Brian Marcus and Ethan Krauss each had
a 35-8 rout of host Tappan Zee on Sept. 27. seven tackles. Kaiser and Nate Rosenzweig
Jack Kaiser gained 124 yards on 16 carries had an interception apiece and six and five
and scored two touchdowns. Jackson Kos- tackles, respectively.
sow passed for 164 yards and two scores. He
was 7 for 14 on pass attempts. Kossow also The Tuskers return to action when they
rushed for 73 yards on seven carries. travel to Fox Lane for a 7 p.m. contest on
T.J. Deagan caught a 69-yard touchdown Oct. 4.
pass in the second quarter to send Somers
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Nicole Garrity Dineen clears.
makes a save
during a home
ROUNDUP COUNTRY INVITATIONAL
FROM PAGE 23 Saturday, Sept. 28
Somers’ boys cross-country
Boys Soccer (8-1) team placed first out of six teams
at the 12th Rock Sports Cross
SOMERS 6, PANAS 0 Country Invitational in Middle-
Wednesday, Sept. 25 town on Sept. 28.
Drew Lasher had two goals and The Tuskers, who edged host
an assist in Somers’ 6-0 win over Minisink Valley by one point
host Walter Panas on Sept. 25. (37-38), had four runners in the
Bennett Leitner and Joe top 10 on the 2.6-mile course.
Grippo tallied a goal and an as- Nicola DeMarinis (fourth,
sist each. Michael Miceri and 14:57.81), Colin Brooks (sixth, boys that can contribute at any ing Hendrick Hudson on Sept. Pooja Rao posted a big game
Derek Marques added one goal. 15:16.21), Peter MacNeil (sev- given moment. Our biggest im- 23. with 17 kills, three aces and four
Jose Giron passed for two assists. enth, 15:21.83) and Matt Rei- provement has been Nicola De- blocks. Julia Vitale was a passing
Evan Mazzola had one assist. mann (ninth, 15:47.31) were the marinis, who is a first year runner. YORKTOWN 3, SOMERS 2 machine with 45 assists. Ashli
top 10 finishers. Thomas Spencer He’s running like he’s been doing Wednesday, Sept. 25 Ginquitti had five blocks and Sa-
SOMERS 8, BREWSTER 0 took 11th in 15:48.58. this forever.” Somers rallied from 2-0 down brina Somoza notched 17 digs.
Saturday, Sept. 28
It was over early when Somers “The key to the victory on Gabriella Parisi led the girls to force a fifth set with visiting LAKELAND 3, SOMERS 2
Saturday was our pack running team in 14th (19:42.09). Katie Yorktown on Sept. 25. The Tusk-
traveled to Brewster and record- that we have been working on,” Hill took 19th (20:07.12) and ers were unable to finish off the Friday, Sept. 27
ed an 8-0 victory on Sept. 28. Somers boys cross country coach Jordan Han was 20th. comeback in a 3-2 loss (10-25, It was another five set heart-
Mazzola (2G,1A),Lasher (1G, Mike Lacko said. “We have been Volleyball (6-6) 18-25, 25-14, 25-23, 13-25). breaker in a 3-2 loss to host
2A), Ethan Cukaj (1G), Sean packing guys into that top 20 of
“The girls knew if we played Lakeland on Sept. 27: 16-25, 25-
Dickson (1G), Leitner (1G), races and it helps a lot. Our one our game that we should be 23, 25-23, 18-25, 9-25.
Zane Bramson (1G), Jacques Ve- through five spread is 30 seconds HENDRICK HUDSON 3, neck and neck with Yorktown,” “Against Lakeland, we started
rard (1G), Grippo (2A), Giron on most races and it’s really help- SOMERS 0 Somers coach Kim Kelly said. out a little flat,” Kelly said. “After
(1A), Daniel D’Ippolito (1A) and ing us in big meets. The amount Monday, Sept. 23 “Throughout the match we con- losing the first set, we came out
Chris Totoro (1A) contributed. of improvement I have seen is It was a tough week on the vol- tinually picked up our play rather strong in the second and third
Cross Country unreal. We have four guys right leyball court for Somers with the than let the previous games seal games, executing all of our plays
now that our 10 seconds apart Tuskers losing three matches in- our fate. In the end, we let up a and grabbing some beautiful digs
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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT – JESSICA RODRIGUEZ
leads Somers in
Jessica Rodriguez BY ROB DIANTONIO selves in a good position come sec-
CONTRIBUTING WRITER tional time.
PHOTO: ROB DIANTONIO
Somers senior Jessica Rodriguez As a senior on the team, how
is a team captain and starting mid- much do you value being a
elder on the varsity girls soccer
team, which holds an 8-1-1 record I value being a leader because
through their rst 10 games. Ro- I’ve seen how much a leader can
driguez is committed to Iona Col- impact a team. As a senior I hope
lege where she will continue her to in uence other players to be a
soccer career. leader as well.
How old were you when you Who has been your biggest
started playing soccer and how role model over the years and
did you get started? what have you learned from
I started playing soccer when I
was 2 years old. My dad was al- My three older sisters have been
ways big on soccer and everyone my role models because they all
in my family played it as well. played soccer either just high school
or in college as well. I’ve learned so
What are the team’s goals for much from watching them play
the rest of this season? and also from them willing to take
the time to help train me. ey all
We take one game at a time and were very good at keeping a good
we know what we are capable of mindset on the eld at all times and
doing. As long as we come out that’s something big that I have
strong every game and have the learned as I got older.
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SPORTS BRIEFS SPOTLIGHT
Free Hockey Clinic with NY Rangers
Up to eight former MLB baseball players will teach kids base- FROM PAGE 25
ball and life skills. Tell us one thing about
yourself that not a lot of
e Harvey School is partnering with the New York Rangers Some of the players scheduled to appear are: John Doherty, Fred people know?
to o er area children a free introduction to the sport of hockey at Cambria, Frank Eufemia, Luis Lopez, Mike Porzio, Donovan I have moved ve times and
this is my second time living in
Evarts Rink on the campus of the Katonah school (260 Jay St.). Mitchell and Damien Myers. Somers. I’m so happy I was able
to come back for all four years
Girls and boys aged 5 to 9 are invited to the event—called “Try For more information, call 203-205-2633 or email info@ of high school because there’s
no other team I would want to
Hockey for Free”—which is part of the Junior Rangers Rookie fcaweb.org. play for.
Series. Instruction will be given by the New York Rangers hockey Ice Skating Lessons What appealed to you about
development team and experienced local coaches. All equipment Iona and why did you decide
to continue your soccer career
is provided. there?
Harvey’s Evarts Rink, selected as an o cial host site for the Registration is open for the fall session of ice skating lessons at I picked Iona because I want-
ed to be close to my family so
New York Rangers, will set aside two dates for the introductory Evarts Rink at the Harvey School (260 Jay St., Katonah). Regis- that they would be able to come
watch me play whenever they
events. e rst one is scheduled for Veterans Day (Monday, Nov. tration closes Oct. 16. could. It is also going to be nice
being close to home!
11). e second session is slated for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Group lessons for children of varying levels and ability begin
What is your favorite music
Day (Monday, Jan. 20). Each date o ers two sessions: the rst one Saturday, Oct. 19 and are held Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to listen to warming up for a
starting at 10 a.m. and the second one at 10:50 a.m. Classes are taught by nationally certi ed skating professionals.
I listen to a lot of pop music
To register for this program, open only to children ages 5 to e lessons, which run through Dec. 14, feature formal instruction because it always gets me in the
right mindset and focused be-
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Series website at nhl.com/rangers/community/junior-rangers- lesson. Skaters who have progressed to the next level will receive If you could have one
superpower, what would it be
rookie-series. USFS badges on the eighth week of lessons. Harvey also o ers and why?
Free Baseball Clinic with Former Pros private lessons for both children and adults. Flying because then you can
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Club, 111 Old Route 6, Carmel. Rink on the campus of the Harvey School at 914-232-3618. To
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For a young athlete growing
up in Somers, what would you
tell them about the experience
of being part of the soccer
program and why should they
go out for the team?
Being on varsity soccer since
being a freshman has honestly
been the best experience be-
cause not only do you get to
make friends from all di er-
ent grades but you also form a
second family. It’s the best time
and it’s always fun, especially
knowing that you played with a
lot of D1 athletes. I’m so happy
I was able to be back for high
school soccer and wouldn’t have
wanted to play for any other
Thursday, October 3, 2019 SPORTS The Somers Record – Page 27
For love of the game
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER All retired, Brunelle, Bergman and “A lot of parents, they think their
SPORTS EDITOR Holden travel to dozens of Section 1 and kids are all DI,” Bergman said. “Un-
Section 9 games and practices throughout fortunately, that’s not the case.”
Irondequoit. Herkimer. Liverpool. the fall season, scouting players who might Division I scholarships are more
A review of St. John Fisher College’s be a good t for the program. common in this area for sports like
football roster will usually nd athletes ey’ll speak to their coaches and par- lacrosse and eld hockey, but football
from towns in northern New York, places ents, handing out cards with details and is another story.
closer to the school’s Rochester campus. contact information. But contact with “ is area, there are not many DI
But sprinkled in among them are kids students is kept to a minimum until their players,” Brunelle said. “You might
from Pleasantville, Hopewell Junction, season has ended, as to not to disrupt their get it out of Stepinac, you might get
and the Bronx. varsity experience. it out of Iona Prep, you might get it
So, what would make a young student “We don’t pressure these kids,”Bergman out of New Rochelle—your bigger
athlete want to travel more than 300 miles said. “We’re not jumping all over them.” schools. But really, DIII is best-suit-
to play for a small-but-respectable Divi- Last year, they collectively spoke to 190 ed for this section.”
sion III program that doesn’t o er athletic student athletes, four of whom committed Still, Bergman said, “It’s a hard sell
scholarships? to St. John Fisher College. to get a kid to go to a DIII school.”
For love of the game, of course. “To tell you the truth,”Brunelle said,“that Often, Bergman said, the best Sec-
It’s what also drives Tim Brunelle Sr. was a biggie, getting these four kids. is tion 1 players don’t realize how dif-
(Yorktown), JR Bergman (White Plains) year, hopefully it catches on a little bit more.” cult it is to compete even on the
and Samuel Holden (Pleasantville) to Tuition at St. John Fisher College is Division III level. ere, he said, PHOTO COURTESY OF JR BERGMAN
volunteer as recruiters for St. John Fisher roughly $50,000 a year, according to the everybody on the eld was the best Tim Brunelle, Sam Holden and JR Bergman
College, a private school with which they school’s website. Unable to o er nancial player at his high school.
have little personal connection. assistance in the form athletic scholar- Like Brunelle, some student ath-
Brunelle, a standout quarterback for the ships, the recruiters have their work cut letes will use their Division III experience dissipate.
Huskers more than four decades ago, also out for them. and try to play professionally in Canada. Brunelle, Bergman and Holden are
played football for a Division III school e Rochester college has robust pre- But even those opportunities are slim. proof of that. None of them have any rea-
(Brockport).He then tried out for the Mon- med and business programs, but for local Football, to be sure, builds leadership son to spend their days scouting for a Di-
treal Alouttes, a professional team compet- high school students who want to con- skills, forms lifelong bonds, and teaches vision III school located near Canada, but
ing in the Canadian Football League. tinue their playing career at a Division accountability and host of other life les- they do it anyway. Why?
At Brockport, Brunelle played for Bud III school, state schools like Cortland or sons. But facing high costs, long hours, “I played football. I coached football. I
Sims, the program’s winningest coach. Brockport are more appealing nancially. and a minuscule chance of playing profes- love football,” Brunelle said. “ at’s my
Now, at 82, Sims coaches tackles and tight But the biggest challenge, along with sionally, students see few tangible bene ts passion.”
ends at St. John Fisher College. at con- the lack of scholarships, is managing ex- from playing Division III football. Bergman added, “ is is all about the
nection led Brunelle to volunteer for the pectations, which often focus on the most- But missing from the equation is love love of the game and trying to get young
college, and then recruit his two friends. competitive schools, those in Division I. for the game. It’s not rational. It doesn’t people to be on the right path in life.”
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Beyond the box score
Confession time: My knowl- times—which is not realistic MARSH alded players. Many jumped John Jay football experienced
edge of sports is very rudimen- unless it’s your job—you’ll MADNESS at the opportunity, including tremendous individual and team
tary. never see the full picture. Bernadette Gannon, coach of success last year, winning the
BRIAN Yorktown eld hockey. section title while their quar-
Despite what WFAN callers In football, the players who MARSCHHAUSER terback set records for o ensive
may have you believe, watching handle the ball and score “I feel like there are more production.
football from your couch every points—quarterbacks, run- ers who blow their assignments, unsung heroes on the eld
Sunday while drinking beer and ning backs and wide receiv- but we rarely pay attention to than box score players,” Gan- e headline-grabbing indi-
eating chips by no means makes ers—are considered “skill people who do their job well. non said. “ ey do their job so vidual performances “are some-
you an expert on X’s and O’s. position” players, which I’ve To borrow a quote, “When you well to get the ball to the right thing we take great pride in as
always thought was a bit con- do things right, people won’t people so your team can clear a program,” said Joe Candarelli,
Sure, we have fantasy teams descending. Does that make the be sure you’ve done anything a shot on your goal or for your an o ensive coach for John Jay.
and watch highlights, so we other players unskilled? at all.” team to attempt to score.” But the Indians also recognize
know all about Patrick Ma- “the importance of the young
homes, Saquon Barkley and Even in our own pages, Does the name Trey Junkin ere are stats, such as assists, student-athletes who do not
DeAndre Hopkins, but what certain varsity players have ring a bell? that do exist for supporting show up in the box score.”
about the guys blocking for earned well-deserved headlines players. But they only show who
them? How many of you can for their staggering o ensive For most players, their value directly set up a scoring play. John Jay’s explosive o ense
honestly say you’ve analyzed the production. But in football, cannot be gleaned by looking What about the player who would not be possible without
playing styles of Joel Bitonio soccer and eld hockey, there at a stat sheet. at’s why, this assisted on the assist? Or the a strong o ensive line, which,
and Ryan Ramczyk? are 10 other people on the eld, week, I wanted to look be- defensive player who swatted Candarelli said, is “the core” of
many of whom will never make yond the box score. So, I asked the ball away before it reaches his team’s identity.
( ey are All-Pro o ensive headlines or show up on the stat some area coaches to sing the the goalie?
linemen, by the way.) sheet. praises of their more unher- “ ey are tough, intelligent,
“I guess people tend to see and play fast, which is exactly
I don’t mean this as a critique. Being unrecognizable, in the ends [of the eld] but forget what we preach to our team as a
It’s human nature to be drawn a way, is a testament to their that there is a huge middle fac- whole,” he said. “ ey allow us
to the ball. Unless you plan on strong play. We know the play- tor, too,” Gannon said. to open the playbook and play
watching every play a dozen fast because of what those guys
are able to do upfront.”
Everyone has a role to play on
gameday. But teams also rely on
players who may never see the
eld. In practice, it’s the scout
team’s job to mimic the play
style of an upcoming opponent.
“In the game of football,
preparation is everything,” Can-
darelli said. “Our scout team
plays a key role in that pro-
cess. ey have a goal to make
practice during the week more
di cult for our starters than the
games will be on Friday nights.”
So, the next time you read
about a player scoring a hat
trick or rushing for 300 yards,
keep the “unskilled” players in
mind. ink about everyone else
who did his or her job to make
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The stock market: Many losers, a few big winners
BY TODD REBORI • And the kicker, only 4 percent or so ac- Your first option is to try and pick the the small minority of stocks that provide
GUEST COLUMNIST counted for all of the lifetime dollar wealth few big winners ahead of their gains while the vast majority of the market’s returns
creation, explaining the entire net gain above attempting to avoid the losers, an approach over time. It has rarely been easier or more
We like to think that investing is simple the T-bill since 1926. In aggregate, the other better known as “active” investing. While it’s cost-effective to buy and hold the market
in theory, but it’s not always easy in reality. 96 percent generated lifetime dollar gains that tempting to think that you or some brilliant through an index mutual fund or exchange-
There’s a lot that goes into it. So, today matched investing in a one-month T-bill. stock picker can consistently pick the win- traded fund (ETF). As a bonus, these funds
let’s just focus on the portion of a portfolio Vanguard (February 2019), recently per- ners, think again. In 2018, nearly 65 percent are typically very tax efficient as well.
that most are familiar with, U.S. stocks. formed a similar study,“How to increase the of “professional” actively-managed Large The simple solution suggests that simply
You might be surprised to know that the odds of owning the few stocks that drive re- Cap funds did not beat the S&P 500 In- “being the market” generally leads to better
broad U.S. stock market is made up of a turns” over a more current time frame, from dex. Maybe they needed more time? Think outcomes than attempting to “beat the market.”
bunch of losers. We don’t mean that dispar- 1987 to 2017. Using the cumulative returns again. The longer the timeframe, the worse
agingly. It just appears that way, based upon of the stocks within the Russell 3000 Index, the relative performance gets. Over the last 5 Todd Rebori is a principal for AtwoB, an
two fascinating recent studies. According they reached similar conclusions: and 15-year annualized periods, 82 percent independent registered investment adviser located
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companies in the Center for Research in Se- of their value. styles of stock investing such as small/mid- financial planning or investment advice.The views
curity Prices monthly return database, which • On the flip side, roughly 7 percent of sized U.S. stocks and international stocks. expressed in this article are as of the date of the
contains all common stocks listed on the the stocks had a cumulative return of over article, and are subject to change based on market
NYSE,Amex,and Nasdaq exchanges,exam- 1000 percent. CHOICE NO. 2: BE THE MARKET and other conditions.This article contains certain
ined from 1926-2016, the study concluded: What is the key takeaway? You have to In reality, we believe it’s much more effec- statements that may be deemed forward-looking
• Only 42.6 percent had a buy-and-hold hold the few big winners to achieve the ben- tive to simply be the market. Indexes gen- statements. Please note that any such statements are
return (dividends reinvested) that beat the efit of the broad U.S. stock market’s returns erally hold all of the stocks in a particular not guarantees of any future performance and actual
return of the one-month T-Bill. over time.To do that, you have two choices. market, including the big winners that drive results or developments may differ materially from
• Only five stocks accounted for a full 10 the market’s long-term returns. Index funds, those projected. A copy of AtwoB’s current written
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