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Supervisor vows clash
won’t happen again
BY BOB DUMAS
PHOTO COURTESY OF NICK SCAFIDI Supervisor Ken Schmitt called the altercation
between Councilman Mike Barile and Journal
In memory of the judge News columnist David McKay Wilson “an embar-
rassment” last week and vowed that such behavior
In a special tribute to the late Hon. Judge James Reitz, ner-dance to the parade to the annual concert and mass at would never happen again at a Town Board meet-
Linda Cefaloni, left, and Italian American Club (IAC) St. John’s, were dedicated to the memory of Judge Reitz.
Barile and McKay got into a confrontation at
President Giulio Cefaloni, present a plaque to the judge’s e judge was the 2000 grand marshal of the parade and the board’s Sept. 17 meeting as a long-simmering
dispute between the two came to a head. McKay
wife, Barbara, during the IAC’s annual gala dinner dance was a friend, member and advocate of the Italian Ameri- had written a series of columns critical of Barile,
while Barile claimed that McKay had taken pho-
that introduces the Columbus Day parade’s grand mar- can Club. tos of family members that had nothing to do with
any of the controversies the columnist had writ-
shal and honorees. For more pictures of the IAC gala, turn to the center ten about. Barile was also angered by what he said
was an invasion of his personal space while Wilson
is year, all Columbus Day festivities, from the din- spread on pages 16 and 17. was recording him and asking questions on which
Barile declined to comment.
At some point, after the Sept. 17 meeting ad-
journed, Barile tossed a water bottle that hit
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Concert Series wraps up season with clambake
The county’s Friday Night In front: Diane and Stephanie Meister, Roseann
Concert Series and Barbecue DiPaolo. In back: John and Matthew Meister and
concluded last month with a Michael DiPaolo
special clambake and seafood
fest, attracting one of its
largest crowds of the season.
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Putnam County Golf Course
and the ﬁnal show on Sept.
7 featured the music of Class
Action, a band composed
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into the night.
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PAGE 4 MAHOPAC NEWS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2019
ALTERCATION several individuals, who I am not viduals will be removed from the tion Wilson by name, Schmitt
FROM PAGE 1
going to name, is not acceptable meeting,” he said. “It is not ac- seemed to allude to the columnist
and will not be tolerated.” ceptable on any level of govern- by saying that journalists need to ‘ e behavior
McKay and then got a hold of his Schmitt said if a physical con- ment. remain seated during a meeting
cell phone and threw it into the frontation should happen again, “With that said, I am going and take a “no comment” re- that took place
parking lot. he will get the Carmel Police to ask everyone to respect each sponse to heart.
“What happened here last Department involved. other. If you want respect, you “Everyone is expected to stay here on the
Wednesday at the conclusion of “If that ever occurs again, there have to give respect. If you are not in their seat unless they need to
the Town Board meeting was an will probably be complaints led respectful, your actions could po- use the bathroom,” he said. “We part of several
embarrassment. It was something by me as the supervisor of this tentially in ame a situation and I are not going to have people
that never should have occurred,” town and the chairman of this am going to ask you to leave. It’s wandering around the meeting individuals...is
Schmitt said. “ e behavior that meeting with the Carmel Police as simple as that.” room with cameras in people’s
took place here on the part of Department and those indi- ough he did not men- faces and recording, in my opin- not acceptable
ion, to try to get a response out
of them. and will not be
“I am also going to ask every-
Warm up with one to respect everyone’s private tolerated.’
zone,” the supervisor continued.
“If you want to get in someone’s - Supervisor Ken
face and disrespect that zone, Schmitt
then you could be trying to in-
Olaplex this Fall! ame a situation. If a reporter
asks a question, and the person
says, ‘no comment,’ that should
end it right there. Don’t repeat-
Your beautiful color will edly ask the same question over apologized for any embarrass-
and over again. Once the person ment he caused the town of Car-
says, ‘no comment,’ you have your mel. Eberle said he hadn’t seen
stay rich & healthy! answer.” the article yet, adding it would
Carmel resident Judy Mira have been nice if Barile had ex-
called the altercation between pressed those sentiments publicly
Barile and Wilson, “unfortunate, during a meeting.
frustrating and embarrassing.” Mira added that civility during
“Personal space is important; public meetings was crucial and
we teach that to kids,” she said. said she feels Democratic board
“When somebody is in your face, candidate Jean Hopper was dis-
it is inappropriate. Maybe be- respected when she spoke dur-
cause they’ve been antagonistic ing the public comment session
toward each other in the past at the Sept. 18 meeting. Hopper
maybe the best response would had asked questions about Bari-
have been for Mike (Barile) and le’s controversial sewer hookup of
family to leave immediately. But Blu Restaurant, a property that
I think at one point it also looked he owns and was the subject of
Wednesday Sunday like Mr. Wilson was also being several of Wilson’s columns.
Special Special bullied.” “Jean understands the issues
with Kerry Barile said he found Mira’s and when she is up here, she is
comment about leaving the here for the truth,” Mira said.
building “a little strange.” “And I know when Mike [Barile]
was up here, when he was on this
“I am a councilman,” he said.
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The Hair Wharf We are role models and I believe been encouraged to ask the tough
we have to do a better job.” questions. We need the truth, we
need honesty, we need transpar-
Mahopac resident Carl Eb- ency.”
erle said he appreciated Schmitt’s
statement. Councilwoman Suzi Mc-
“It was a disgrace and I thank Donough also cautioned resi-
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“Let’s not single out Mr. Barile the audience or the cameras. We
when there was another gentle- want to hear from you, but it’s
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or Thurs. 2-7pm for her SPECIAL $50 CUT & BLOWOUT situation,” Schmitt said. talking, and it’s like, ‘hey, I’m on
Barile noted he gave a quote camera now.’ So, please, just ad-
to Mahopac News in which he dress us.”
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‘What’s Your Story?’ coming Rotary presents grants
to Tompkins Corners to local charities
Show to feature Mahopac residents performing PHOTO COURTESY OF LAKE MAHOPAC ROTARY
On Saturday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 pm, Tomp- brings this riveting spoken word artform to e Lake Mahopac Rotary gave away $10,000 in grants to local community organiza-
kins Corners Cultural Center will present Tompkins Corner Cultural Center. tions last Wednesday, Sept. 18, at a luncheon at Four Brothers restaurant in Mahopac. e
“What’s Your Story?” e show was cre- Suggested donation is $15/$10 students following organizations were the recipients: St. John’s Food Pantry, Mahopac Public Li-
ated by Marsha Waldman of Mahopac and and seniors.Children 12 and under are free, brary, Brewster Homeless Shelter, Prevention Council of Putnam, the Women’s Resource
features several other Mahopac residents: although parents should be advised that Center, CAP, My Brother Vinny, Putnam Hospital Center, Communities at Care Co-
Chun Kim Levin, popular yoga teacher some of the stories may be on adult themes. alition, SPCA, Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Putnam Arts Council. Pictured are
and holistic healer; Victor Moore, music Tickets can be purchased in advance at the grant recipients and Rotary members during the presentation ceremony.
and lm producer; and one of our neigh- Brown Paper Tickets or reserve seats on
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Everyone has a story that is at the core by calling 845-528-7280.
of who they are. Sharing them, we share Tompkins Corners Cultural Center is
ourselves. is will be a performance of a 501c3 not-for-pro t organization locat-
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Storytelling may be one of our oldest all summer long.Visit our website - Tomp-
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Town Board debates trafﬁc light Mahopac teen
at Route 6/6N intersection dcieasr icnraﬁsehry
DOT will recon gure signal as part of Swan Cove/ A Mahopac teen was killed last week when
parking lot project his car collided with a tree on Woodbine Drive
and caught re.
BY BOB DUMAS
EDITOR Police Chief Mike Cazzari said that on
ursday, Sept. 26, at approximately 11:30 p.m.,
Part of the Swan Cove park/ Carmel police responded to a call for a motor
vehicle accident. Upon arrival, o cers found a
municipal park project will in- gray Honda Civic, which had struck a pine tree
on Woodbine Drive and ipped onto its pas-
clude a recon guring of the Route senger side. e front of the vehicle, as well as
the tree, were on re as the driver lay uncon-
6/6N intersection and the tra c scious and trapped in the vehicle.
Cazzari said O cer Christopher Fox pulled
light there. At the Town Board’s the driver out of the vehicle as the re began
to spread to the front passenger compartment.
Sept. 25 meeting, Supervisor Ken He was then assisted by O cer Neil Brown as
they carried the driver away from the burning
Schmitt spelled out some of the vehicle.
challenges it will present to the e Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department and
ambulance crew, along with EMStar medics, re-
town and the state Department sponded to the scene to extinguish the re and
provide medical aid to the driver, who was identi-
of Transportation (DOT) as the
ed as 18-year-old John Rossetti Jr. of Mahopac.
project moves forward. He was transported to Putnam Hospital Center
where he was pronounced dead at 12:27 a.m.
Schmitt said the DOT also
Cazzari said the subsequent investigation in-
wants to prohibit parking on the dicated that excessive speed likely played a role
in the accident as the teen tried to negotiate a
south side of Route 6 from the sharp curve.
tra c light stop line west of the Article provided by the Carmel Police Department
Spain Insurance Agency build- PHOTO: BOB DUMAS
The town and the DOT are trying to ﬁgure out how to reconﬁgure the trafﬁc signal at the
ing, eastward to Buckshollow Route 6/6N intersection as the Swan Cove/municipal parking lot projects loom.
Road, as well as prohibit left-
hand turns from Buckshollow
Road (by the Spain building) onto Route 6 as part of the Schmitt said. “ is is a project the DOT says will begin in
intersection’s makeover. 2020. It’s going out to bid now and hopefully they will have
“Several weeks ago, I met with representatives of the De- a contractor in place to move this along. It’s going to be a
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PAGE 10 MAHOPAC NEWS Opinion THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2019
Feeding the ames of fear Impeachment here we come
After 12 years of conservative HERE If it’s the rst week of fall, it must be LIFE,
Republican leadership, the broad- AND time for impeachment. HEALTH,
minded presidency of Bill Clinton NOW! While everyone thought that POLITICS
gave rise to a growing militia movement Nancy Pelosi was staying measured and
in America, largely in uenced by ultra- BERNIE disciplined about impeachment proceed- MARA
right-wing rhetoric denouncing liberal- KOSBERG ings that her radical base kept on rallying SCHIFFREN
ism. Anxious about social change and for, it turns out she was merely biding her
the seeming loss of American power and time for vacation season to be over and
in uence in the world, throngs of pre- for autumn to begin.
dominately white, middle-aged men from assault ri es, capable of ring high-capac- en blam! yer is someone very well connected with
suburban and rural areas believed that ity magazine clips. e rst week into fall, Democrats the Democrat elite power players. is is
they were the defenders of the Ameri- Worried that Democrats may win the started spreading rumors to the press of a key bit of information.
can way of life. Often belligerently, they White House in 2020 and retake the Sen- a case brought by a whistleblower against irdly, this case did not proceed the
openly declared their right to bear arms as ate, as well, Fox News (a staunch Trump Trump which the Executive Branch was way whistleblowing cases normally do.
protection against a federal government and Republican ally), along with several suppressing. In this case, we were told, As Cornell University law professor, Wil-
they perceived as steadily infringing on other ultra-right-wing media outlets that President Trump was heard to o er a liam Jacobsen, reports, the whistleblower
their rights, especially the right to bear jumped on the bandwagon (Breitbart, quid pro quo to the president of Ukraine, complaint reads like a closing argument
arms. Newsmax, One America, and the Sinclair Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in exchange for in a trial. He believes the case that was
With Barack Obama’s ascendance to Broadcast Group), have encouraged their information about an investigation con- brought reads like a professionally done
the presidency in 2008, “white national- commentators to openly discuss the threat cerning Hunter Biden’s boss in Ukraine, legal argument: “It’s very legalistic… cites
ists” appeared angrier and more spiteful of armed violence should their opponents which Joe Biden boasted on tape about to statutes and executive orders … It is
than ever. e threat of a black man as get elected and implement widely popular shutting down. Only it wasn’t phrased in every sense a closing argument or brief
president seemed to have revitalized their and long-overdue regulations around pos- that way. It was phrased as Trump de- in support of a position by someone who
cause and woke them from their eight- sessing rearms. manding foreign aid to gather informa- did not actually participate in the events
year slumber during the Bush years. e For years, Democratic presidents have tion about a potential rival in the 2020 about which he or she is writing.”
disturbingly ugly atmosphere that marked been berated for their position on gun presidential election as a quid pro quo Jacobsen goes on to argue that if a
their return to prominence in the Repub- control by the NRA, right-wing news for continuing American aid. e point CIA analyst is using his or her access
lican Party was forti ed by unbridled sup- outlets, and ultra-right-wing commen- about Hunter Biden somehow did not to the White House to interfere in our
port from Fox News, which, at the time, tators such as Laura Ingraham, Rush make the news originally as an unim- political process and bring down the
was a relatively new cable news network Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, portant point. In fact, the story makes president, then that is a lot more fright-
heavily invested in presenting right-wing Alex Jones and Michael Savage. When absolutely no sense without it. ening than the putative argument in his
opinion as fact. the Obama administration put out a well- What a surprise that it was left out! own case against the president.
Earlier this month, after several horri c researched study on right-wing violence as Afterward, we were told the point ink of it. Before this moment in
mass shootings, Democratic presidential a national security threat, ultra-right-wing about Biden was merely a distraction. time, it was unthinkable that CIA agents,
candidate Beto O’Rourke courageously media outlets complained bitterly that the And not at all germane to the case for hearing of something that disturbed him
announced his support for a mandatory report was the beginning of disarming impeachment against the president. at second or third hand, would conceive
assault weapons buyback program to rid the populace. Obama, intimidated by the In fact, it is completely germane as of bringing a case against the president in
the country of assault weapons. “Ameri- reaction, had it rescinded. it goes to the press supporting public order to attempt to help him down. Or
cans who own AR-15s and AK-47s will One sure way of bringing public debate di erent standards for Democrats and at least to interfere to the coming elec-
have to sell them to the government,” to a standstill is to scream tyranny and Republican in o ce. tion to his detriment. It is pretty clear,
O’Rourke proposed. ( ese weapons had threaten violence and bloody revolt. And then, as it turns out, many aspects whoever this person is, he’s all signed up
once been banned, following the passage at’s what these hardened, right-wing of this original story turned out to be to #ResistTrump!
of the 1994 Crime Bill under Bill Clinton, media voices have been doing. If you take dead wrong. First of all, the whistleblow- e fourth point is that there is not
but were reinstated when George W. Bush “people’s guns away from them, there’s er was not a whistleblower in any tra- exactly a quid pro quo in the call and
allowed the ban to expire.) going to be a lot of violence,” Meghan ditional sense, as someone who has had events do not proceed as outlined in the
Numerous Fox News talk show hosts— McCain announced. “What you are eye witness experience with malfeasance complaint. According to Texas Rep. Dan
in almost identical language—called calling for is civil war,” warned Fox News’ in government that they were reporting Crenshaw, “It is legal for the United
O’Rourke’s proposal “an incitement to Tucker Carlson. to the correct authorities. Nope. is States to work with foreign governments
violence” that would lead to “a civil war” if e threat of looming political violence, whistleblower was reporting information on investigations… involving American
the government attempted “gun con sca- if the opposition party wins power and at second or thirdhand that had dis- in uence. Whether it is appropriate for
tion.” Echoing the bombastic oratory of passes laws in a democratic fashion in turbed him or her to hear about. the president to discuss that on this par-
far-right militia groups and the National 2020, epitomizes the worst type of far- Secondly, the whistleblower had law- ticular call is simply a political question.
Ri e Association (NRA), Fox News gave right oppositionists. For them, the Second yered up with a lawyer who is a former But it is a question of style, not legality.”
signi cant airtime to their hosts’ con- Amendment’s purpose is not restricted to Congressional sta er of both Chuck Meanwhile, radio host Ben Shapiro
tentions that the Second Amendment Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton SEE SCHIFFREN PAGE 11
includes the right to own high-powered SEE KOSBERG PAGE 11 (when she was a senator). So, the law-
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LETTERS SCHIFFREN made up his own transcript of the call between Presi-
dent Trump and President Zelenskiy that had little
Appalled by Barile’s behavior FROM PAGE 10 to do with the actual transcript and read that into the
o cial congressional record on Impeachment. When
To the editor, points out a tweet by Congressman Adam Schi that called out about that afterwards, to save face, he later
I have to say that I felt appalled after reading the story about looks like Schi knew about the whistleblowers case claimed that it was a parody.
before Congress was noti ed about it.
our town councilman, Mike Barile’s, behavior at a Town Board No, it wasn’t a parody. He read aloud into the of-
meeting. “Isn’t it mildly concerning that Adam Schi was cial record the narrative he wanted American people
running around parroting the EXACT claim made to believe.
Is this how we want our representatives to behave? What by the whistleblower two weeks before Congress
does this say for our town? e behavior of our town o cials was allegedly noti ed by the inspector general of e fact that he felt empowered to act this way,
are a re ection on all of us. the intelligence community of the existence of such however, is beyond a sick joke. Still, at the moment it
a complaint?” He points out that this gives a very feels like SOP from Democrats.
I would expect any town councilman/councilwoman to be strong appearance that Schi was working with the
able to control their temper when being asked hard questions. so-called whistleblower (not a real whistleblower) and Mara Schi ren, PhD, is a writer, certi ed Functional
When you make the choice to run for the position of an elected his lawyer to manufacture the complaint. Medicine Health coach and certi ed Clear Beliefs coach.
town o cial, I believe that you need to hold yourself to a higher You can reach her at mara.schi firstname.lastname@example.org.
standard, as you are a representative of all of the people living is, by the way, is the same Adam Schi who
in this town. You represented us extremely poorly, Councilman
Barile. KOSBERG from the NRA and its radical for handguns and military-style
Republican gun defenders. ree weapons and announced that
It is my belief that if having a tantrum like this is acceptable FROM PAGE 10 enormous retail chains—CVS, they will soon end the sale of
at a Town Board meeting, then the standards of the hamlet Walgreens, and Wegmans—have handguns in their stores.
of Mahopac have seriously been diminished or even, I hate to self-defense or to safeguard the altered their rearm policies
think, totally depleted. rights of hunters and gun enthu- and now discourage customers Seventy- ve percent of Ameri-
siasts; it also protects the right of from carrying guns into their cans support stricter gun laws.
ese are the people in this town who want and expect our revolutionaries to be fully armed stores, even if it is legal to do so. But hardcore, far-right Repub-
respect. How can we respect a councilman who behaves in such should the need arise to wage Walmart, America’s largest retail licans just won’t accept that.
a way? I can’t, and I don’t. war on the American govern- chain, and Dick’s, the largest Instead, they’ve decided to resort
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I read that article and felt shameful that this is happening in ceased selling ammunition used them at the ballot box next year.
my town, our town, and I pray that I am not alone. ese threats of bloodshed
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Greetings from Ma-ho’-pac
In 1910, a young Presbyteri- to taxi the likes of Cornelius OF HUMAN ments about our lake’s toxicity. glimpsed the lake for the rst
an minister came to live and Vanderbilt from the station to INTEREST Of course, the lake is far from time, he would still love it in the
preach in Lake Mahopac. their sumptuous suites over- what it once was. In the 60 years same way that many Mahopa-
Astounded that no history had looking the lake. LORENZO I’ve lived here, it has changed in cians do, foibles and all.
ever been written about Ma- ere’s an old joke about how GARO many ways. But every lake has its It’s a funny thing, whenever I
hopac, he endeavored to write problems and I admire our Town leave Mahopac for an extended
Lake Mahopac got its name.
one. In crisp, often rhapsodic (Sorry if you’ve already heard it a Board’s resolve in mitigating period of time and see the lake
prose he wrote about our town, thousand times before.) An In- some of Lake Mahopac’s trou- again, I realize how much I’ve
starting with the rst English dian out in his canoe drops his bles. I see the lake’s challenges missed it. As with many who
settlers up to what he saw and cigarettes in the lake.“ ere goes through mighty oak and yellow- in a similar way to Earth’s. Both grew up around the lake, swim-
felt as he experienced Lake Ma-ho-pac,” he says. at’s how ing tulip trees and suddenly the are dying. We won’t save our lake ming, waterskiing, ice skating,
Mahopac in 1910. you’re supposed to say Mahopac. waters turn a timeless shade of or planet without sacri ce. Ever exploring the caves on Canopus
e New York Central Rail- It’s not May-a-pac. Just for fun, golden amber. Even in the lake’s since I’ve lived in Mahopac, peo- Island, among other things, the
road thought Mahopac impor- say it loud and proud—and don’t frozen winter desolation, some- ple have said that there are too lake is a character in my life.
tant enough to build a station, forget to stress the “ho.” thing looks hidden, a dormancy many motorboats on the lake. For a while, after a high school
approximately where the Ital- “Ma-ho’-pac,” taken from the ready to burst into life. Winter is Like the waterways around the friend drowned, I was mad at
ian American Club is today on Algonquin dialect, the minister the subconscious of spring. country, our lake needs more, the lake and didn’t go swim-
Buckshollow Road. Lake Ma- wrote, means “Big Pond.” Some It’s clear from the beginning not less, regulation. Also, prop- ming for an entire summer. My
hopac was then on par with pond. ose Indians must have of his book that the Presbyterian erty owners should consider brother and I once built an ice
Saratoga as a world class resort had a sense of humor. Circle the minister is deeply in love with forgoing the fertilizer and cre- boat out of three sleds and an
town. e lake’s “therapeutic” lake, stop any old place and you Lake Mahopac. He writes about ating protective environmental old paint-stained canvas drop
waters drew rich, vacationing will nd a view worth painting. the “purity” of its waters and the barriers between their lawns and cloth. We just wanted it to go
New Yorkers to its shores, which I like the lake best in autumn mystical source of their healing the lake. With all of that said, I fast. e stopping and turning
boasted three 5-star hotels. Fan- when it glows in pinks, or- powers. I must pause here be- think if that same minister came part, we didn’t worry about. We
cy horse drawn carriages came anges and reds. Sunshine lters cause I often hear and read com- to Lake Mahopac in 2019 and smashed into an outcropping of
rocks by Petra Island and almost
killed ourselves. e lake, along
with its joys, has left scars-scars
on hearts and scars on bodies.
e real estate closest to the
shores of Lake Mahopac has
always been a source of conten-
tion. In his history, the minister
writes about the Indians be-
ing lured into helping English
settlers ght French settlers in
Albany. Upon returning home,
the Indians found that their
teepees had been pushed back
away from the lakeshore. Some
of them weren’t placated with
bribes of worthless trinkets and
alcohol. Chief David Ninham,
head of the Wappinger Indians,
sailed to England to argue in the
court of King Edward that the
lands surrounding the lake had
belonged to the Indians since
“Time Immemorial.” He lost.
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Coping with dyscalculia
STRONG have it. e bottom line is that copying shapes or drawing them dyscalculia. In fact, the research is is no magic pill to take it away.
LEARNING math is going to keep him from from memory?
achieving his goal unless he does still ongoing. Most people, includ- Will he outgrow it? Probably
DR. LINDA what I did and that was to ignore • Did or does Parker have
SILBERT the SATs, go to a community trouble with right and left? ing many teachers, still don’t know not, but he will acquire strategies
college and transfer into the four- Counting money? Telling time on
Dear Dr. Linda, year college. I don’t want him to an analog clock? the word “dyscalculia,”much less to compensate. For example, if
I’m a proud history teacher for do that because his verbal score is
in the high 600s. I appreciate any If this proves to be the case, what it is. Many, unfortunately, he does have dyscalculia, and is
over 20 years now, and our son suggestions. your son may be eligible for ac-
Parker, an 11th grader, inher- commodations on the SATs. e still look at children who are suf- classi ed and receives an I.E.P., he
ited my love of history and looks Mike accommodations would probably
forward to majoring in history Dear Mike, be extra time. But if he is diag- fering with this learning disorder may be allowed to use a calculator
in college. However, and that’s nosed with dyscalculia, extra time
a big however, he has to go to It seems as if you and your may not raise his score that much. as if they’re lazy. when others are not during school
college to become a teacher. e son could have dyscalculia, also However, the colleges would be
problem we’re encountering is referred to as a math disorder. aware of his diagnoses. During If you would like to have Parker and the SATs. If he is diagnosed
his math scores. ey’re dreadful, the application process, you would
just like mine were. ey bring ink about these questions: be able to discuss the issue with reevaluated to see if he might have with dyscalculia, remember to
his GPA down and ruin his SAT • Did Parker use his ngers to the college. For example, I worked
score. Over the years, his teachers help him with math, way beyond with a student years ago who had a math disorder, you need to nd also apply for accommodations on
have told us that he rushes or he’s third grade? dyscalculia and the college allowed
careless. We had him tested in • Did Parker have trouble recall- him to take a computer course in a quali ed person who can do an the ACTs as well. Research the
elementary school for dyscalculia ing basic math facts? place of the required math course.
and we were told that he does not • Does Parker have trouble ability test and math achievement Americans with Disabilities Act
sequencing numbers? e rst thing you need to do is
• Does Parker have di culty to have him reevaluated. When he tests. If they are quali ed, they (ADA) for accommodations avail-
counting backwards? was tested in elementary school,
• Does Parker have trouble there wasn’t much known about will know what to do.Talk to your able for students and beyond with
son’s counselor at school and see dyscalculia.
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It certainly is not too late. Most propriate information—there’s a
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In honor of its 31st Putnam County Columbus IAC holds annual gala
Day Parade, the Italian American Club of Mahopac
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Anthony DiCarlo, superintendent of Mahopac The donation checks are presented. From left, Nicole Cristofaro, representing an 102-year-old Rosina
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is year, all Columbus Day festivities, from the
dinner-dance to the parade to the annual concert and
mass, were dedicated to the memory of the late Hon.
Judge James F. Reitz. Judge Reitz was the 2000 grand
marshal of the Columbus Day Parade and a friend,
member and advocate of the Italian American Club
of Mahopac. e IAC journal, found in its entirety
on the club’s website, contains a ve-page tribute
with a biography written by the judge’s wife, Barbara
Reitz, and features a collage of pictures.
is year, the Columbus Festivities Committee
moved to include mental, physical, emotional,
recreational, social, intellectual and occupational
wellness as a theme for the event. e charity
selected by the IAC for 2019 was Putnam Recreation
Programs and Habilitation (PRPH), a not-for-pro t
organization dedicated to providing high-quality
recreational opportunities for children and adults
with special needs who reside in Putnam County.
Dr. Michael Nesheiwat, Putnam County
commissioner of health, and Kevin Heinzinger,
a member of PRPH, were recognized as special
honorees. James Sullivan, director of PRPH,
accepted a $3,000 check from the Italian American
Club and an anonymous donor represented by an
IAC member, Nicole Cristoforo, donated another
$5,000 to the charity. A spontaneous donation
bucket, started by member Anthony Scannapieco,
additionally yielded $414. ese donations will be
used to subsidize and o set costs of recreational
activities and create additional activities for the
“uniquely abled” participants.
Miss Columbus, Gina Cambareri, and Little
Miss Columbus, Marina Magriz, were crowned and
received sashes. Fred Magriz was named the rst
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MUSINGS 628-2009, ext. 100. Book Barn Book Barn is located at Mahopac Parade will take place Oct. 6, at
FROM PAGE 2
St. John’s Food BOGO Sale Library; hours are: Tuesday, 1-7 2:30 p.m. Marching bands, dance
p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and performing groups, and com-
Coloring for Adults Pantry Mahopac Book Barn is having ursday, 2-7 p.m.; Saturday, munity organizations, are invited
ursdays, Oct. 10, 24, 7 p.m. an October BOGO sale: buy one, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. e main library to be part of the lineup. Contact
Re-connect with your inner e St. John’s Food Pantry get one free from Oct. 1-31—se- desk will not o er any discounts. Giulio Cefaloni 845-745-2655
child. Join us for an evening of has extended its hours to include lected authors only: Mary Hig- for more info. e parade begins
at Lake Casse Road and Route 6
Fall Concert Seriesrelaxation, stress relief, focus, and ursday evenings, 5:30-7 p.m., gins Clark, Danielle Steel, and
fun. For ages 18 and up. Mate- for Oct. 10, Nov. 14, and Dec. selected categories only: sci- and marches toward the Mahopac
rials will be provided. Drop-in 12. Regular hours are Fridays, 10 and fantasy. Pocket paperbacks e town Recreation and Parks Carmel Chamber Park, where
group; no registration needed. a.m.-noon. All are welcome. St. not included in the sale. All Dept. presents the Fall Concert the Chamber Street Fair is in
For more information, visit www. John’s Church is located at 221 BOGO sale books must be pur- Series, Saturdays, 6-8 p.m., at progress. Come enjoy Columbus
mahopaclibrary.org, or call 845- East Lake Blvd. in Mahopac. chased in the Book Barn. e Chamber Park. e concert is Weekend with a hometown pa-
free - bring blankets and chairs. rade and community day.
Rated “Don’t Miss!” —The New York Times Saturday, Oct. 5 - Nashville Booster Club
Beautiful Steaks. Fresh Seafood. Drive (Top 40 modern country).
Our Menu is 95% Gluten-Free.
Church Fall Clothing Drive
Rummage Sale e Mahopac Boys Booster
Club will hold a clothing drive
Restaurant e First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Oct 5, 8:30 a.m. to
will hold a fall rummage sale on 4 p.m. at Baldwin Meadow Field
Friday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; located at 24 Grand Meadow
Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drive, Mahopac. Proceeds will
($5/bag). Donations will be ac- bene t the Mahopac boys varsity
cepted on Saturday, Sept. 28, 3-5 soccer team and help them with a
p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 29, 12:30-5 college scholarship. Come by and
p.m.; Monday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. drop o clothes for a good cause.
to 6 p.m.; and Tuesday Oct. 1, 10 Shred-It Day Event
a.m. to 2 p.m., or by appointment.
We are requesting donations of
clean, gently used items: adult e town of Carmel with hold a
and children’s clothing, shoes, paper-shredding event on Saturday,
bags, coats, jackets, dressy scarves, Oct. 12, at Michael Geary In Line
fancy dresses, career wear, books Memorial Rink parking lot, Route
(no encyclopedias or textbooks), 6 (across from the Mahopac re-
toys, sports equipment, small house), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Maximum
tools, gardening and household allowance of three boxes per ve-
items and gift items. Donation hicle. Don’t worry about removing
receipts available upon request. staples,paperclips or metal strips on
e sale will be held in the base- le folders. You can witness the en-
ment of the building adjacent tire shredding process on a monitor
to the parking lot of First Pres- at the side of the shredding truck.
byterian Church, 411 Rt. 6N (at No plastics, CDs, DVDs, x-rays,
Secor Road,) Mahopac. For more hard drives, three-ring binders,
information, call 845-628-2365 binder clips. Paper only! Town of
or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Carmel residents must provide
Columbus Day Parade proof of residency. For more info,
visit the town website at www.car-
melny.org, or call the supervisor’s
e Putnam County Columbus o ce at 845-628-1500.
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Internationally-renowned speaker will share his expertise
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merce are sponsoring a marketing Community Center at Crystal
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fessionals to network before and America as a “Digital Pioneer.” Blinder is best known for
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2019 MAHOPAC NEWS PAGE 21
TRAFFIC cars to make that turn from 6 further. and has often resulted in cars get- Schmitt agreed, saying tra c
FROM PAGE 8
onto 6N a “head-scratcher.” Schmitt said he would also like ting t-boned there. should always turn right out of
“I understand we have to look to see a sign prohibiting east- Mahopac resident Scott Re- that gas station.
“Anyone who has traveled at the big picture, but if we are bound tra c on Route 6 from ing said an even bigger problem Schmitt agreed to table the in-
through that intersection knows going to have a left-hand turn, making a left-hand turn into the is people coming out of the Gulf tersection discussion until board
there needs to be work done and it should go into our brand-new Gulf gas station. It was pointed station and trying to make a left members could study the DOT
the DOT acknowledges that,” municipal parking lot, which is out that there is a double-yellow across the double yellow line and request more thoroughly and
Schmitt added. going to be our downtown high- line there, which should auto- head east. He suggested a tra c visit the intersection for closer
Schmitt said one of the things light,” he said. “To me, it doesn’t matically prohibit it. But Schmitt camera be placed there to catch examination.
he discussed with the DOT reps make much sense to have no left said that sometimes westbound violators. Councilman Mike Barile said
was adding a green light arrow to turn in what’s the most major motorists will wave other cars “It could raise some revenue, the tra c light issue was part of
the tra c signal in order to al- intersection. is seems like it’s through to the gas station, even but more importantly, hopefully the overall puzzle of putting to-
low eastbound tra c on Route going to be more of a headache though there is a second lane of it could stop people from doing gether the new municipal park-
6 to make a left-hand turn—es- and less conducive to good tra c tra c running parallel to them it,” he said. ing lot and the Swan Cove park.
sentially a U-turn around Cross- ow than what we have presently
road Deli—to get to Route 6N or what the alternative would be.”
and possibly enter into the new Schmitt said he asked for that
municipal parking lot that will green arrow turn but the DOT
be built next spring. Instead, said no.
Schmitt said, the DOT said it “ ey won’t do it. ey said it
would simply prohibit cars on would cause too much of a capac-
Route 6 from making that loop- ity issue on Route 6,” he said.
ing left-hand turn onto 6N. Judy Mira of the Putnam
“My suggestion was that un- County Tra c Safety Board said
less you are going to create two the Route 6/6N intersection has
lanes of tra c (on Route 6), it’s appeared on the board’s agenda
very di cult for a car there mak- on more than one occasion.
ing a left-hand turn to cross over “One time I was going home What steps have you taken to protect your
two lanes of tra c,” Schmitt said. on Route 6 and was stopped at life savings from the cost of long term care?
“ ey could either prohibit a left- the light when someone [coming
hand turn there or create a sec- the other way] made that left—
ond lane of tra c. e DOT said not through Crossroads Deli but
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picks Notre Dame
Mahopac hurler entering junior season
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER going to do really well by her,” Giansante said.
SPORTS EDITOR Giansante said is proud to see Becker’s hard
work and commitment pay o .
Mahopac’s Shannon Becker, who made na- “People know she’s a strong pitcher—
tional headlines in the spring as a sophomore, they’ve seen her throw—but what they don’t
plans to continue her softball career at the always know is how much time she puts in,
University of Notre Dame. individually, to better herself,” Giansante said.
Becker’s statistics last season were stagger- “I have watched her grow up and she is just
ing: In 163 innings pitched, she struck out an incredible student, athlete, role model, in-
369 batters and allowed just 50 hits (.097 spiration, individual,” the coach added. “I can’t
BAA) and 9 earned runs (0.39 ERA). She’s say enough good about her, so if anyone de-
also skilled with the bat, leading the Indians serves it, it’s this kid.”
in batting average (.420), on-base percentage e three-season athlete also plays soccer
(.518), hits (29), extra-base hits (11), and runs and basketball.
scored (18). Even though her next destination is already
But she is perhaps most known for her set, Becker is not looking past her nal two
“perfect” perfect game against Carmel on seasons in blue and gold.
May 8, when she struck out all 21 batters she “ ese next years I am de nitely hungry for
faced. e masterful performance, reported a section title, and hopefully make a run in
on by ESPN and others, shone a well-de- states,” Becker said. Last year, Mahopac fell in
served spotlight on Mahopac, which nished the Section 1 Class AA semi nals to John Jay
last season at 19-4. (East Fishkill).
A junior, Becker’s varsity career is far from “I’m going to enjoy my time in high school
over. But she’s already committed to suit up and have fun playing with my teammates who
for the Fighting Irish in spring 2022. I’ve played with my whole life,” Becker con-
“I think Notre Dame is the absolute perfect tinued. “So, I’m going to soak it all in until
t for me,” Becker told Mahopac News. “I it’s over.”
wanted a college with the best education with
But what truly stood out to Becker was the Becker’s 2019 Season FILE PHOTO/ROB DIANTONIO
19-4 Shannon Becker pitches in a 2019 game against Somers, in which she
“When they say it’s about the people you 0.39 ERA struck out 17 batters and allowed no runs.
meet, it’s sounds cliché but it’s so true,” she
said. “I love the coaching sta and what they 163 IP
Becker, who previously visited South Bend 369 K ‘I think Notre Dame is the absolute perfect t for me.
as an eighth grader, said the “atmosphere is 50 Hits I wanted a college with the best education with
like no other.”
Her coach at Mahopac, Cristina Giansante, 28 BB championship-level softball.’
said the coaches at Notre Dame “genuinely
cared” for Becker, which set them apart. –Shannon Becker
“So, when she called me Saturday to tell Mahopac Softball
me, I felt proud, excited, and relieved for her
because she found her next home, and they’re
Mahopac lauded for athletes’ academic excellence
BY BOB DUMAS the high school teachers, but the entire K-12 faculty, as well as our coaches who talk
EDITOR about the importance of student-athletes.”
e varsity teams that maintained the 90 average were baseball, girls basketball,
e Mahopac School District has been awarded the School of Excellence Athletic boys bowling, boys and girls cross-country, eld hockey, football, gymnastics, girls la-
Award by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association for the 2018- crosse, boys and girls skiing, boys and girls soccer, softball, boys and girls tennis, boys
19 school year. and girls indoor track, boys and girls outdoor track and volleyball.
e district received the award because over the course of the school year, 75 per- DiCarlo pointed out that two years ago, Mahopac schools were in the Top 500 in
cent of all varsity sports teams had a collective grade average of 90 percent or higher. the country for their music programs.
Superintendent Anthony DiCarlo said that while the school has been cited for “We are very excited about the great things going on here,” he said. “It goes to show
maintaining such an average for one quarter, it’s the rst time in district history it’s you we are producing students for the challenges of the world. It’s a tribute to the
received the distinction for an entire school year. programs we have here.”
“ ere are 77 school districts in Section 1, and we are one of seven to get it,” Mahopac will receive the award at a Public High School Athletic Association event
DiCarlo said. “ ere are 770 districts in the entire state and just 130 [received the in Saratoga later this month.
award], so it’s a pretty prestigious award. It’s a credit to the entire community, not just “It really is a great honor,” DiCarlo said.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2019 SPORTS MAHOPAC NEWS PAGE 23
Indians pick up momentum
with convincing win
Mahopac to retire Mike Kozloski’s No. 62;
honor heroes this weekend
BY SKIP PEARLMAN senior captain, nished with solid performances against the
three receptions for 121 yards Knights.
After a gut-wrenching loss at
Roy C, Ketcham, and after tak- and three touchdowns. Bastone “Dom Perricone has taken
ing a pounding at the hands of
John Jay (East Fishkill) a week led the team on the ground with on an increased role at o ensive
later, the Mahopac High School
football team was due for a feel- 44 yards and a touchdown on tackle, and he’s really been con-
ve carries, Matt Courtney had sistent there for us,” DeMatteo
e Indians got one last Sat-
urday, dropping a 41-0 beat- 41 yards on six trips, and Mike said. “At times he was unblock-
down on Mount Vernon.
Harney added 31 yards on ve able, and nished with four solo
e opponent certainly played
a factor, but the Indians were r- tries. Carey nished 4-for-4 for tackles and three assists, that was
ing on all cylinders against the
0-4 Knights. 95 yards and two touchdowns, a nice job. Tyler Roa also did a
Mahopac scored twice in and DeMatteo was 2-3 for 55 really nice job for us, I was really
the rst—converting on a Jack
Carey to Zach Esteves 22-yard yards and a TD. pleased with (Elmir) Nikocevic’s
strike, and then a Larry Nardec-
chia pick-six from the 12—all “Zach really had a standout kicking game, and we got solid
good for a 13-0 lead. e Indi-
ans were up 27-0 at halftime, af- game,” DeMatteo said. “ at’s play from both of our quarter-
ter adding a Vin Bastone 8-yard
run and a 43-yard touchdown the rst time I’ve had a player backs.”
strike from Anthony DeMatteo
to Esteves in the second. with three receiving touch- Mahopac (2-2) is set to host
Carey found Esteves again in downs. He also played safety/ Su ern (2-2) Friday night at 7
the third with a 55-yard touch-
down, and Matt Piekutowski corner, punted, and has been a p.m. e Mounties are coming
put the nishing touch on with
a touchdown in the fourth. tremendous team leader.” o a loss to North Rockland,
“We got the ship right,” said DeMatteo’s wallet was also a and the Indians will have to play
Indians coach Dom DeMatteo
after the win. “Yes, Mount Ver- little lighter after the win, after well to have a chance to win.
non is struggling, but we had a
very good week of practice, and losing a bet with his defense that “ ey’re a solid team,” De-
played mistake-free in all three
phases. So, I was pleased.” they couldn’t get two turnovers. Matteo said of Su ern. “We
Esteves, a wideout/DB and Losing the bet meant DeMatteo need to continue to get better,
had to buy dinner at McDon- limit mistakes. ey have a very FILE PHOTO/SKIP PEARLMAN
ald’s for the team. good quarterback and running Zach Esteves had three touchdown receptions for Mahopac in a win
Not only did the Indians get back—the key will be stopping over Mount Vernon.
two turnovers, but they went a their running game. And they
step further. Senior linebacker have a very active defense, so we Kozloski, a 2001 grad, by retir- ocifdHenotmwehri,lAe olansSkdau,twyhinertehheetowwans
Nardecchia returned an inter- really have to execute well.” ing his No. 62. Kozloski, a chief
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PAGE 24 MAHOPAC NEWS SPORTS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2019
GIRLS SOCCMERahopac edges
Scarsdale, blanks Ketcham
Indians fall short against Arlington
BY SKIP PEARLMAN
After opening last week with a tough
2-1 loss to league rival Arlington (Sept. 24),
Mahopac girls soccer came back to shut
down Roy C. Ketcham, 3-0, on the road
(Sept. 26), and traveled to Scarsdale on
Saturday (Sept. 28), when they managed to
hold on for a 3-2 win.
Saturday at Scarsdale, Mahopac (7-2,
2-1) put two rst-half goals in the net—
Mia Klammer scored both (assists from
Olivia Conlin and Jenna Daly)—and then
the Indians took their foot o the gas.
e result was two Scarsdale goals that
tied the game in the second half.
Mahopac managed to regroup, and
picked up the game-winner in the 72nd
minute, when Grace DiVincenzo nished
a pass from Klammer. Alexa Rispoli brings a ball up the wing
“Mia was down the sideline, and found against Ketcham.
Grace at the top of the box, and she n-
ished,”said Indians coach Casey Carroll.“It ‘turn it back on again’ when they need to.
was a really pretty goal.” “Yes, a win is a win, but after it was 2-0,
Carroll has seen her team play down we got complacent,” Carroll said. “We PHOTOS: SKIP PEARLMAN
to opponents more than once this season, SEE SOCCER PAGE 25
but—so far—the Indians have been able to Mia Klammer had 2 goals in a win over Scarsdale and 1 goal against Ketcham.
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SOCCER PHOTOS: SKIP PEARLMAN
FROM PAGE 24 Grace DiVincenzo had the game-winner vs. Scarsdale and scored a
goal against Ketcham.
played down, and they scored twice. en we
ended up playing our game again.
“I’m very lucky that they are able to turn it
back on,” Carroll added. “I wasn’t happy with
the way we played, but it is important to be
able to come back. Still, we can’t underesti-
Sophia Curcio had 4 saves in net for Ma-
MAHOPAC 3 ROY C. KETCHAM 0
e prior ursday at Roy C. Ketcham,
it was all Mahopac, with goals coming from
DiVincenzo, Klammer and Daly. Megan
Pereira had an assist. Curcio stopped four
“We played a little slow,” Carroll said. “We
had possession, but not as much scoring as
we could have had. We played better in the
MAHOPAC 1 VS. ARLINGTON 2 Mahopac’s Olivia Conlin
Two days earlier against Arlington (8-4-2),
the Indians got a rst-half goal from Daly,
and the game was tied 1-1 at halftime.
e Admirals got the winner early in the
second half. “ ey got the winner early in the
second, and we couldn’t recover from that,”
Carroll said. “We had a few chances, but they
had more of the possession, and because of
that we struggled.”
Mahopac is scheduled to host John Jay
(East Fishkill) at 4:30 p.m. Friday (Oct. 4),
and the Indians host Yorktown at 4:15 p.m.
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Mahopac tops Mount
Vernon; falls to
BY SKIP PEARLMAN “We just didn’t play well,” Melville said. “Our
CONTRIBUTING WRITER defense played pretty well, but we’re not capital-
izing on good defensive play and getting kills. Our
Mahopac volleyball picked up a win over Mount hitting percentage is very low… we’ve been work-
Vernon early last week, before dropping matches ing on it all season.”
to Arlington and Pelham Memorial, to close the Last Friday (Sept. 27) the Indians hosted Pel-
week at 2-7 overall, 1-1 in league play. ham Memorial (5-3), with the visitor posting a
e Indians opened last week on Monday (Sept. 3-1 win.
23), hitting the road, and easily beating winless (0- Diana Kone had 16 kills, Marinelli added 12,
7) Mount Vernon in straight sets, 25-12, 25-10, Rocchio came up with 21 digs and Palmiero had
25-5. 20, Kelly had 22 assists, and Link had 10.
Bella Marinelli and Mia DelBene each had 7 “One of our setters is dealing with shin splints,
assists for Mahopac, and Marinelli led the team and the other was out, so Link stepped in, and
with 5 kills. did a great job for us,” Melville said. “When you
“We did what we needed to do, and didn’t un- don’t have your regulars, you’re asking someone
derestimate them,” Indians coach Jay Melville to go out of their comfort zone. Kone was very
said. “Caroline Link was second with three kills, good hitting for us, and Jenna and Gabby were
and Bella and Mia gave us nice play.” also strong.”
Two days later at Arlington, the Admirals (8-5) e Indians are home ursday (Oct. 3) vs. Car-
beat Mahopac in straight sets, 25-21, 25-16, 25- mel at 4:30 p.m., and visit John Jay (East Fishkill)
18. Marinelli had 7 kills, and Jenna Palmiero had Friday at 4:30 p.m.
5, to lead the ‘Pac, Gabriella Rocchio had 16 digs, Bella Marinelli and the Indians will look to
Colleen Kelly had 14 (and 12 assists) and Palm- earn a win Thursday at John Jay (East Fishkill).
iero had 12.
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