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The Katonah-Lewisboro Times 03.12.20

VOL. 2 NO. 41 Visit for the latest news. THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2020

Communities stay vigilant Disruptions
as coronavirus spreads expected during
sewer system work

CONTRIBUTING WRITER Closings and cancellations

Local leaders are having to make quick decisions For the most up-to-date information on BY TOM BARTLEY
in the face of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 dis- closings and cancellations related to the CONTRIBUTING WRITER
ease. coronavirus, visit The Katonah-Lewisboro
In October, while discussing the upcoming installation of Ka-
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on March 7 declared a Times online at tonah’s rst sewer system, Bedford Supervisor Chris Burdick ac-
or on Facebook at
state of emergency during a brie ng on the novel knowledged that there would “be disruption.” Last week, o cials

coronavirus, which has hit Westchester especially TAPintoKatonahLewisboro. To alert The said those disruptions will start by month’s end.

hard. As of e Katonah-Lewisboro Times’s press Katonah-Lewisboro Times of a closing or Groundbreaking for the $21 million project—installing sani-
deadline on March 9, the county had the highest cancellation, email editor Jodi Weinberger tary sewers to replace failure-prone septic systems in the com-
concentration of cases in the state. mercial hubs of Katonah and Bedford Hills—will be celebrated
at [email protected] Saturday, March 28, near the digging’s starting point, the inter-
Lewisboro Supervisor Peter Parsons, retired after or call 914-302-5830. section of Bedford and Valley roads. Construction is expected to
a career in advertising, said he will drive home his

message to the public “again and again and again,” begin in earnest the following Monday, running the sewer line

reminding everyone of such basic precautions as measures KLSD has carried out as well as remind- to an underused, now town-owned wastewater treatment plant

hand-washing, sneezing into tissues or a crooked ers of what everyone can do to help prevent spread serving the Taconic and Bedford Hills correctional facilities.

elbow and forgoing handshakes. If a coronavirus of the virus. Ken Kohlbrenner, a project manager with Woodard & Curran,

outbreak occurs in Lewisboro, Parsons said, he will Selesnick, in an interview at week’s end, said that the town’s consulting engineering rm, told the Town Board at

post the case, but not release the resident’s identi- no local cases had been reported but that any out- its meeting last week that the sewer-construction timetable he

cation, on the town website, break would be reported to the public by, as war- outlined last year would remain in e ect and on time, anticipat-

townboard/page/coronavirus-updatelinks. ranted, email, automated phone messaging, social ing project completion by June 30, 2021.

e website makes clear the town’s Emergency media, website and any other available means. A preliminary construction schedule, he said, “lays out the rst

Management Committee “continues to closely In his letter, the superintendent said, “Depart- six months or so,” though Public Works Commissioner Kevin

monitor the situation and remains in contact with ment of Health has assured us that if/when there Winn later cautioned that “any schedule is subject to change.”

our various agency partners in Westchester County is a con rmed case, alerting the impacted school “Projections are [only] projections,” he said, subject to unan-

and New York State.” district is one of their highest priorities. In other ticipated delays like digging into solid rock.

“ e Town of Lewisboro will be following any words, when there is a case that may impact our Work is expected to continue from its start near Bedford Road

direction from the partner agencies as appropriate.” schools, we will know very quickly.” and run along Valley Road to New Street and Huntville Road

e Katonah-Lewisboro School District web- Bedford Supervisor Chris Burdick has been post- before reaching Katonah Elementary School by June.

site carries the text of a letter, sent last week by Su- ing regular COVID-19 updates on the town’s web- Responding to a question from Councilwoman Ellen Calves,

perintendent Andrew Selesnick, to parents of the site and said the discovery of any local case would SEE SEWER PAGE 4
district’s students. In it he spells out the preventive be carried there.

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EDITORIAL TEAM e Sanctuary Series celebrates spring March 14, 7 - 9 p.m. at e Harvey School, to 1 p.m.
with “spianist Simone Dinnerstein in a re- Walker Center for the Arts, 260 Jay Street, Classes are taught by quali ed and na-
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our inaugural season and beyond. Join us istration for the spring session of skating

as we take a step back in time to e Ro- lessons at Evarts Memorial Ice Rink is now Playhouse
man Forum in celebration of classic theatre. underway.

*Toga Optional!* Open bard, Wine/Beer. With the spring session set to begin for Neale Godfrey will be onstage at the

Food from the Horse and Hound restaurant, all ages Saturday, March 14, those interested Bedford Playhouse to share colorful anec-

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Learning is a priority at Camp Summerset. PHOTO COURTESY OF CAMP SUMMERSET CB Gallery presents
‘Places in Time’
BY JESSICA JAFET break immersed in a rich curriculum of ac-
CONTRIBUTING WRITER tivities that allow students to create, participate CB Gallery, Katonah’s contemporary art gallery, held an opening
and feel the “magic” of learning. reception on Feb. 22 for its exhibition “Places in Time” by Redding,
Way before cell phones, social media and Conn., resident, Spencer Eldridge. e art will be on display through
ubiquitous screen-time, Camp Summerset e “We welcome all children, from the learning March 14.
Learning Institute was welcoming kids who disabled to the gifted and talented and from a
happily spent three weeks of their summer in wide variety of backgrounds,” she added. “Places in Time” is a show comprised of Eldridge’s new work and
a program that awakened their joy of reading, some from his earlier Terrascapes series. Gallery hours are Wednesday
writing and human interaction. For Michele Nekos of Somers, the camp has through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by appointment.
been a highlight for two of her children each
Its founders—a group of parents and teachers summer since they were small. Spencer
who had a passion for learning—believe that Eldridge and
their original goals for opening the nonpro t, “Since my son was diagnosed with dyslexia Christopher
educational summer camp back in 1991 are even and really was not into sports, we were look-
more signi cant today: to provide a pressure-free ing for an alternative to a sports-themed camp,” Brescia
atmosphere for kindergartners through fth- Nekos said. “At Summerset, they worked with
graders to discover the pleasures and powers of him in ways that inspired him to want to read, PHOTOS: CHRIS LOVELL
literacy while having a great time. eir camp to want to go into sciences.”
formed a space for young people to use their Leo’s Tree &
imaginations, to be creative and collaborate with Her daughter also attended the camp and Lawn Service:
others, without having to sit at a desk. now works with the younger campers. A
special leadership program welcomes middle Reliable Work
Camp director JoAnn Ferrigno believes that school-aged children and includes projects Done Right!
the camp, which is held at the 37-acre property such as creating elaborate art murals for
of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Bedford, charity; they join the 15 high school volunteer
has had an incredible e ect on the more than counselors who also dedicate their time to
1,000 students who have attended it over the advance the literacy of the campers.
past 25 years.
With much data pointing to a “summer
“Our students who keep coming back, and slide” for students—where they may regress
even as they get older, as volunteers—say that academically over the long seasonal break—
Summerset taught them a lot of di erent the camp is one that aims to associate learn-
things, not just a love of reading and writing, ing with enjoyment. e intention is for the
but also how to get along with people, how to campers to bene t in their academic lives and
become a leader and just how to handle life’s beyond.
situations,” she said.
“I don’t want to see kids only use school as
e former Somers School District Special the only place they do reading and writing,”
Education teacher explained that the sta is Ferrigno said. “Creating a love for [literacy] is
composed of dedicated and professional teach- what is going to open doors; it will give them
ers who spend three weeks of their summer more knowledge and keep communication
going. It’s not a boring thing to do—the kids
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Carr for more speci c hours, Kohlbrenner
FROM PAGE 1 put the time at about 6 or 7 p.m. to 2 or 3 e Ogman family is helping to raise money for Renewal, the
a.m. organization that helped Gene Ogman nd an organ donor for
Kohlbrenner said road disruptions along the a life-saving kidney transplant.
way will be limited to a single site on any Councilwoman Kate Galligan asked
given day, with one lane closed and aggers whether consideration was being given to Ariane Ogman, Gene’s wife, says it’s been a bit over six months
directing tra c. At day’s end, he assured people with homes close enough to the busi- since the transplant, and Gene has been progressing pretty well.
board members, the road would be restored ness district to hear the late-night noise or
to a normal tra c ow, thus limiting dis- even living in apartments above the stores. Last month, the family started a GoFundMe charitable
ruptions to just that day’s digging, not the campaign for Renewal. e Ogman’s found out that Renewal
pipe’s entire Bedford Road-to-KES route. “Pretty tough for those residents,” she spends an average of $18,000 per donor, and so they are trying
Other construction, if any, would take place said. “Have we looked at that?” to raise $36,000 to cover Gene’s donor, and to pay for a future
at an o -road site like a pumping station. donor.
Burdick said he did not believe a “huge
In this phase, crews are expected to follow number” of residents would be impacted by e GoFundMe can be found at
“normal daytime working hours,” 7:30 a.m. the noise as “there are not a lot of residents All the money goes straight to Renewal and Renewal can
to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. [living] within the business district.” But access the money at any time, even if the goal of $36,000 isn’t
Shovels will go into the ground at the rate the sewer project would make more such met.
of 100 feet to 200 feet a day, depending on apartment occupancies possible, he pointed Raising $36,000 will cover all kinds of support for donors such
the di culty of the digging, Kohlbrenner out. as pre-screening, testing coordination, transportation, lodging
estimated. (if traveling to the hospital from afar), income loss for the donor
e town has sought to minimize impacts and their caregiver, and other associated costs that the donor
“Each week we will then be able to more by establishing sites “outside of the main might incur that health insurance does not cover. Renewal also
accurately predict when we’ll be in a cer- business areas” for crew parking, stockpiling provides educational/outreach materials to help potential donors
tain area,” he said, promising weekly “look- equipment and supplies and staging. better understand the journey and gift of organ donation, along
aheads” to project the speci c streets that with support to the recipient in their campaign to nd a donor.
will be a ected by construction. Most of the project’s $21 million cost will
be borne by New York City and Westches-
Burdick said he will also include each ter County, contributing a combined $19.6
week’s upcoming construction schedule in million. e city ($13.1 million) draws
his supervisor’s newsletter, posted Fridays drinking water from the Croton and Ken-
on the town website, sico reservoirs and stands to bene t from
the septic systems’ elimination.
To minimize the impact on Katonah’s
commerce, Kohlbrenner said, there will be e county’s $6.5 million contribution
“no work allowed November and December represents money it received more than a
in the hamlets, period.” Beyond that holi- decade ago from the city’s Department of
day-shopping halt, construction could also Environmental Protection to support wa-
shift to a nighttime construction schedule ter-quality investments in the Croton and
when pipe reaches the hamlet’s commercial Kensico watersheds.
area. It would be in e ect after stores have
closed and run past midnight, into the early Bedford will borrow about $1.2 million to
morning hours, he said. covers its ante. e town also paid a dollar
to the state for the prison treatment plant.

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LEWISBORO Lewisboro Library Reader’s eater Returns on Tuesdays

Republicans present “Reader’s eater for Adults” returns to the Library for
November slate
e Lewisboro Library is located at 15 Main St., four Tuesday sessions beginning Tuesday, March 24 at 7
Lewisboro Republicans have designated two candi-
dates to vie for town seats in November. South Salem. For more information or to RSVP, visit pm.Dive into a one-act play (mystery,comedy and old-time

In a convention last week, the party named Vincent radio dramas) and act out the parts sitting down. Actively
Aceste, a lawyer with a practice in White Plains, to ll
an anticipated vacancy on the town court and Andrea On Tuesday, March 17 at 4:30 pm, children in kin- participate in literature with other armchair thespians. Led
Rendo, a lawyer with a practice in Mount Kisco, to ll
the remaining three years of former Councilman John dergarten through grade ve are invited to make “But- by author and writing teacher Kim Kovach. Please register
Pappalardo’s term on the Town Board.
ter in a Jar.” at
Pappalardo, reelected in November to the board seat
he has held since 2012, resigned from that post in Jan- On Friday, March 20 at 1 pm, preschoolers can have Learn to use PowerPoint
uary, expecting to ll the vacancy on the town court
left by Judge Marc Seedorf, who pleaded guilty to tax “Fun with Co ee Filters.” In honor of spring, come e Library is o ering a class “Present with Power-
evasion in December and is scheduled to be sentenced
later this month. make colorful owers and butter ies using common Point” on Saturday, March 14 at 11 am. Discover how

While Seedorf has been suspended without pay, household co ee lters. easy it is to create and edit slides, insert images and design
until state court administrators o cially remove him
he remains on the books as one of Lewisboro’s two How to Get FREE Books, Movies and More a customized, dynamic presentation. Class size is limited.
authorized justices.
e Library is holding a workshop called “Download Katonah Village Library
Aceste will challenge Pappalardo for that seat in Books, Movies and More” on Saturday, March 21 at 11
November. At the same time, Rendo will take on
Pappalardo’s successor on the Town Board, Jennifer am. Depending on your device, you must know your
Apple ID, Amazon ID or Google Playstore ID and e Katonah Village Library is located at 26 Bedford
Castelhano, an aide to state Sen. Peter Harckham,
was appointed to serve the rst of Pappalardo’s four password. Road, Katonah. For more information, visit katonahli-
years but must run successfully for the seat in Novem-
ber to complete Pappalardo’s term. Cupcake Wars for Teens March 20

Lewisboro GOP chair Christopher Arnold was up- It’s the return of the popular “Teen Cupcake Wars”on Photography Exhibit of Incarcerated Women
beat about his party’s chances this fall, noting that in
2016, “in the toughest possible climate, Republicans Friday, March 20 at 7 pm. No baking required. Teams From March 7 to April 30, the Katonah Village Li-
lost Lewisboro by just 134 votes, 3,445 to 3,311.”
start with “naked cupcakes” and work in teams through brary will host a photography exhibit of women who
“I believe we can win most, if not all, of the local
races this year,” Arnold said. three rounds of decorating. Each round has a theme and currently are or have been incarcerated at Bedford Hills

a choice of traditional and unusual toppings to design Correctional Facility and Taconic Correctional Facility,

with. Prizes awarded for most creative cupcake designs. both in Bedford Hills. An opening reception, where the

is year the “Wars” have been separated into two ses- photographer and some of her portrait subjects will be

sions. March 20 is for middle school students; a session present, will be held on Saturday, March 7th from 2-4

for high school teams takes place April 17. Please regis- pm. e public is welcome.

ter at Sara Bennett’s portfolio can be viewed at lifeafter-

History Discussion: People, Not Property

Did you know that numerous plantations once our- For more information about the exhibit or Woman 2

ished throughout Westchester County? Come to the Woman: [email protected]

Library on Sunday, March 22 at 2 pm to hear the lecture SEE LIBRARY PAGE 7

“People, Not Property.”


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e Legend of DMV OMG!
the Leprechaun
The form arrived in the Lewisboro (Hi Beth!). We mirror but I was just relieved
The Legend of the Lepre- SEASONAL mail summoning me yelled a few greetings to each to have progressed this far. I
chaun is that if you nd his TIDBITS to the Department of other and then settled in for
pot of gold, he will distract Motor Vehicles to renew my the long wait. My line buddy READING,
you and run o with it. I was LAURA driver’s license and apply in next to me turned out to be WRITING &
raised to be a hunter and gatherer. CAMPAGNA person for a Real ID license. I a chatty fellow. I learned his CHOCOLATE
I hunt down garage sale and tag naively asked my friend, Pat, whole life story as we inched KIM
sales and gather the goods they are When my daughter was in col- if she was free on Wednesday. forward on Line A. KOVACH
selling. It’s in my DNA. I am also lege in upstate New York, I found I suggested that we stop at
part Irish, so perhaps I am always a good old country Saturday night the Putnam County Motor As the line snaked around was then told to go to Line B.
on the lookout for that pot of gold auction. It was a room full of locals Vehicle bureau in Brewster so towards the rst set of clerks, Line B was long and
and nothing will distract me from that had nick names given to them that I can pop in and renew I noticed a well-dressed
getting it. Ok, so maybe not the by the auctioneer who had to be my license and then go out for woman standing about ten contained most of the people
actual pot of gold, but some trea- in his early 80’s. Everyone knew lunch. people ahead of me. She I had already seen on Line A
sure that is my pot of gold. each other and friendly banter was covering her nose and including Typhoid Mary and
We pulled into the park- mouth with her scarf. I looked Scarf Woman. My line buddy
I was taken to ea markets lled the room. e place was ing lot at the Putnam County further up the line and saw was now chatting happily
before I could walk. It was a place simple and rustic to say the least. DMV to see a dozen men and the reason for her pre-caution. with Beth. Pat returned from
that everyday families went to sell women standing outside in One woman was coughing reading in the car and do-
their stu and get a few extra bucks e oor was partial dirt, rickety the cold. Maybe those people her lungs out, glassy-eyes and ing errands. She was pleased
for the week. It was my home old wooden chairs were set up in are smokers, I thought. I soon red cheeks, clearly sick with at my progress since Line B
away from home every Sunday. On rows and piles and piles of stu realized that the line to enter the u. at hacking woman was the last leg of the jour-
Saturday evenings, we loaded up were stacked waiting to be sold. If the DMV began outside of emitted a swath of germs in ney leading to the payment
the station wagon with our wares you imagined hard enough, you the building. Wind whipped her wake that every single window.
and headed o to the local auction would think you were on the set my long curly hair around my one of us on Line A had
house. of Hoarders. Dinner was served head. to breathe in as we inched After more than two and
at the makeshift kitchen in the forward. a half hours standing on my
Auctions are a great place to see corner of the room. On the menu We peered into the wall feet at the DMV, I was look-
how popular you are, at least how were crock pot hot dogs and beans, of windows to see lines of While waiting on line, I ing forward to sitting down
popular your stu is. An old pair microwave mac and cheese and of humanity packed inside. I lled out both sides of my and enjoying a nice lunch
of men’s long john underwear, old course canned cheese sprayed over didn’t want Pat to su er in the form and studied the eye with Pat. My o cial Real ID
perfumes that when the auctioneer some kind of chip gently warmed cold with me. Cheerfully, she chart. Despite the non-stop driver’s license should arrive in
sprays it into the crowd you try to under a red bulb. is was THE said that she’d go o to do a crush of humanity, the DMV about ten days. My temporary
imagine how it used to smell as place to be in town. My daughter few errands and check back clerks were pleasant and ef- new license states that I will
you cough into your sleeve from was a bit embarrassed, when we with me. cient. When I nally reached have to renew again in eight
the toxic fumes, boxes of random got our bidding card and made Window 1, I wanted to ask years. I have to rest up.
things that are labeled Box Lot to our way to our chairs in the back After about fteen minutes, if the Enhanced ID meant
sound more appealing, are all sold of the room. I have no idea why our line inched its way inside. that they could air-brush my Kim Kovach leads the spring
to the highest bidder for not more she was embarrassed; she did not But now, horror of horrors, we new photo but I refrained. I session of Reader’s eater
than a couple of bucks. Saturday were crammed in the vestibule presented all of my documents for Adults at the Lewisboro
evenings at the auction house was SEE CAMPAGNA PAGE 9 right in front of the restrooms. and was instructed to go to Library on Tuesdays at 7pm
an evening of excitement, hoping Every time the outside door Window 11. starting March 24th. www.
someone would want your stu as opened, a fresh gust of wind
much as you once did. blew the stink around us. e line for Window 11
was where you stood against
Line A stretched as far as the wall to have your new
the eye could see. I glanced photo taken. I would have ap-
around and was surprised to preciated a chance to look in a
recognize a familiar face from

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What John Jay CraneSWIMMING cracks Top 10
students are saying at States

about the John Jay senior Kevin Crane
mascot change placed 10th at the New York
State Championships (public
Earlier this school year, the long history as the Indians, but high schools) in the 200-Yard
Individual Medley with a time
Katonah-Lewisboro Board of I hope our new mascot will ap- of 1:56.99.

Education authorized Super- propriately represent our com- On the rst day of the meet,
he was elected to be a captain
intendent Andrew Selesnick to munity and be able to bring us of the Section 1 team by his
move forward with a process to all together again.” –Sebastian
e state championships
replace the district’s “Indians” Degenhardt were held March 6 and March
7 at Eisenhower Park, Long
nickname. • “Sounds like a good idea.” – Island.

As of Monday, March 9, no Ashton T.

new mascot has been selected. • “I think it’s a poor decision

Board members, district of- on part of the school. Changing

cials and parents have all pub- a mascot that historically repre-

licly weighed in on the contro- sented this school in the name of

versial decision, but what do the political correctness is ludicrous

student-athletes think? and a little embarrassing. e

• “As a varsity athlete, I take superintendent’s rationale for

pride in being an Indian. It’s the decision was also foolhardy.

been a part of our culture and He stated that the talks and pro-

I have found that we have done cess for the mascot conundrum

nothing but honor the Indians.” have stalled, and that was there-

–Annie R. fore rationale for changing the

• “I think it’s appropriate and mascot. It was embarrassing and

about time.” –Ella Blum sad.” –Mickey Shin PHOTO COURTESY OF STEPHANIE CRANE

• “I understand the neces- Kevin Crane is awarded a
medal for his 10th-place finish.
sity for the change. It’s only a Send additional comments to

little upsetting because of our [email protected]


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Senior captain says goodbyeATHLETE SPOTLIGHT – MASON DIFALCO Lewisboro
to John Jay basketball Baseball
Registration is open for
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER member. It started o at random town clinics. would it be and why? Spring In-Town Baseball
( rst grade to 12 years old)
SPORTS EDITOR My rst organized team was in the Lewisboro Ability to read people’s minds. It would and the Pony League (13
to 15 years old). To register,
rec league. en my rst real league team was make things so easy and make life even more visit

Senior Mason DiFalco was a co-captain on a team my friends and I organized, and we interesting. Spring In-Town Base-
ball is open to all boys and
the John Jay boys basketball team. e Indians played at the Brewster Sports Center. It was What is something about yourself people girls from rst grade up to
the o cial Little League
went 10-11 in the regular season,earning a No. basically anyone who has interest in playing would be surprised to learn? age of 12 (does not turn 13
until after Sept. 1, 2020).
11 seed in the Section 1 Class A tournament, basketball from our elementary school. We Baseball was my main sport up until a few
e registration fee is
where they fell to Albertus Magnus, 68-65, in were the Meadow Pond Maniacs. years ago. My dad grew up playing baseball $300. Multiple registrants
per family receive $20 dis-
the rst round. Who has been your biggest role model so that was the rst sport I learned. I stopped count per additional regis-
trant. Payment is required at
DiFalco, a guard, was a leading scorer on the over the years and what have you learned playing only a few years ago and basketball has the time of registration.

team, scoring 8.7 points per game and making from them? taken over. Player evaluations will
be Friday, March 13, in the
47 three-point shots. De nitely my parents. ey have taught me What is your favorite place to visit on John Jay High School gym
(7-8 p.m. Grades 1, 2, 3; 8-9
What will you miss the most about being everything I know. I’ve learned to be a hard vacation and why? p.m. Grades 4, 5).

on the John Jay basketball team? worker in everything and give my best possible I love Florida.I’ve been to a bunch of parts of No evaluation is needed
for sixth/seventh grade if
Obviously, playing basketball every day dur- e ort in whatever I do. I’ve basically learned Florida and I love it down there. Quick ight the player has played in the
Lewisboro Baseball Asso-
ing the winter became part of my life but what everything from them, and they have prepared and easy travel make it easy to go. ciation before.

I’ll miss the most is all my teammates that I’ve me for the life ahead of me. What is your favorite place to eat locally? Teams will be announced
in early April; practices will
been playing with since I was in elementary How do you get prepared for a game? Do Nico’s Deli. I’ve gone there all my life since tentatively start April 13,
and games will begin the
school. We basically grew up with each other you listen to any music? If so, what kind? it’s so close to my house. eir hot food and week of April 20.

playing so that’s de nitely what I will miss the For home games we would play ping pong sandwiches are amazing. Opening Day festivities
will be April 18 (dependent
most. in the team room before the game. Typically, I What’s the go-to app on your phone and on weather and eld condi-
What is your favorite memory from your just listen to music.I like a wide range of music. why?
Practice is once a week.
time on the team? Mainly rap but I do enjoy country music a lot. Snapchat. I do a lot of my communication Games are twice a week
with one weekday and one
We had a lot of close games and comeback Will you be attending college? If so, where on Snapchat. Saturday game.

wins that I was lucky enough to be apart dur- and what will you study? For a young athlete growing up in the John Batting helmets are given
to rst-year players. Players
ing my time on varsity. Most notably was our I currently don’t know where I’ll be going. Jay school district, what would you tell them must supply their own USA
bats, cleats, protective cup
game against Somers this year at Somers. We I’m deciding between a few colleges. In college about the experience of being part basketball and heart guard. e Lew-
isboro Baseball Association
struggled in the rst half and put ourselves in I want to be a business major. With hopes of team and why should they go out for it? provides hats and jerseys.

an early 12-point de cit at half. en we got being in the business world as a job. It’s awesome. It’s like a family. Everyone gets Pony League baseball is
open to all 13- to 15-year-
hot from three and stormed back in the second Will you continue to play sports beyond very close and it’s so hard to leave at the end. old players.

half and ended up winning by double digits. high school? It’s an experience that I’ll never forget. Getting Games are played on
weekends and do not con-
How old were you when you started play- I’ll de nitely play club or Intramural basket- to play with my close friends for as many years
ict with modi ed games.
ing basketball and what got you started? ball in college. as I did has been one the best experiences of ere will be one prac-

I’ve played basketball for as long as I can re- If you could have one superpower, what my life. tice per week at Fox Val-
ley Lower and one to two
games per week.

e registration fee is
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Dkindoywo?u When markets go viral

According to the National Council of State Boards of BY TODD REBORI that preparing for challenging market environ-
Nursing, nurses are the second largest group of licensed GUEST COLUMNIST
professionals in the United States. While laws vary depend- ments requires focusing on what you can control,
ing on where nurses work, many nurses must have their The new Coronavirus, and fears of a poten-
licenses renewed at certain intervals. State boards of nurs- tial global health pandemic and economic which is best served by:
ing, sometimes referred to as “BONs,” were established to slowdown, recently infected the nancial
oversee and assure the safe practice of nursing in an e ort markets. In late February, the U.S. stock market 1. Remembering How Markets Work:
to protect the public’s health. Part of the responsibilities experienced a swift decline, unlike seen since the
of a BON is to evaluate licensure applications, and some global nancial crisis of 2008—a di erent conta- According to CFRA, since 1945, there have
BONs, depending on the state laws, will handle license gion of the nancial variety. e steep and rapid
renewals as well. e goal of license renewals is to ensure nature of the decline, accompanied by enormous been 24 market “corrections” of 10 percent - 20
licensed nurses are up to date on the latest best practices up and down market swings from day-to-day,
and procedures. In addition, nurses who have not practiced re ects the immense amount of uncertainty that percent with 12 “bear markets” where declines
in some time but want to return to practicing may need the virus has injected into the global economic
to take a refresher course to ensure they can still serve as and earnings outlook. were greater than 20 percent. e most recent
competent nurses. In states where renewals are required,
nurses who continue to practice without renewing their While the net e ects may not become evi- correction, which you may have already forgot-
licenses may be subject to discipline. Nurses are urged to dent for months or longer, the stock market has
stay abreast of the licensing laws where they practice and re-evaluated what had previously been a positive ten about, occurred from September through
to contact their BON if they have any questions about the outlook for 2020.
licensure process. December of 2018 when the market lost over 19
Whether the impetus for market declines and
is article is provided by Metro Creative Connection. volatility is public health-related, geopolitical percent before recovering. “Recovering” is an im-
or economic in nature, market fear can often be
contagious. As a result, it can be natural to ask portant word, because in general, markets always
the question, “What should we do now?” e
better question may be to ask, “How have we do. It typically takes around 4-months to recover
losses from “corrections,” on average. However,
Instead of focusing on how to react to volatile the recovery from “bear markets” can be any-

markets, we believe the focus should be on how where from 2-5 years. It is yet to be determined
to continually prepare for the inevitable volatility
that occurs when investing in stocks. We believe what type of decline we are experiencing, but be-

ing forewarned with relevant historical perspec-

tive can lead to being psychologically forearmed

to deal with challenging markets.

2. Diversifying: As stocks have declined, safe-

haven investments like bonds, gold, and other

alternatives have increased in price this year,

which plays a valuable role in reducing portfolio

volatility. Diversifying an investment portfolio

using other asset classes that behave di erently

can often help to cushion the losses from the

stock market, allowing you to withstand the ups

and downs more e ectively and remain invested

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BY BRYAN P. STERN Ask if your tax preparer uses a secure online 3. Aligning Your Portfolio with Your Comfort Zone: In-
GUEST COLUMNIST portal for sharing documents. Sending personal vestor behavior is an essential factor in determining invest-
information via a regular email attachment is ment outcomes since challenging market environments impact
The current outbreak of the Coronavirus is not safe. Even password-protected les can be di erent people in di erent ways. Do you know how much
a serious matter. Many people are taking stolen and hacked. When it comes to regular short-term risk you are willing to accept, in the form of potential
measures to prepare in case things get bad. postal mail, taxpayers can have sensitive docu- portfolio loss, before it makes you uncomfortable and wanting
Sales of dust masks, anti-bacterial wipes, and dis- ments stolen from their mailboxes. A secure to abandon your strategy? Identifying your personalized “com-
infecting supplies have increased signi cantly. It’s online portal allows you to log in and create a fort zone” can help align you with a portfolio that has the right
all because people want to feel safer—and there is secure connection directly between you and your balance between the short-term risk and long-term rewards that
no harm in that. As the adage goes, “An ounce of preparer—similar to online banking. In fact, are part of investing. Doing so may help you maintain the criti-
prevention is worth a pound of cure.” most portals have banking level security measures cal discipline needed to remain committed to your long-term
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If you haven’t yet led your 2019 income tax share information remotely is safe and e cient.
return, then this would be a good time to step up It also prevents you from having to deliver the 4. Investing with a Financial Planning Mindset: An e ec-
your e orts to do so—especially given the uncer- documents in person – something that might be tive nancial plan may provide you with the comfort of knowing
tainties we are facing. bene cial in the case of a severe outbreak. short-term market volatility has a negligible long-term impact
on your planning objectives by stress-testing for the large variety
As of the writing of this article, there hasn’t If you are unable to le on-time and need of investment outcomes that will likely occur over time. e
been any o cial word from the Internal Revenue an extension, make sure you understand the proper planning mindset may help you avoid potentially rash
Service (IRS) as to any impact the Coronavirus requirements for doing so. Keep in mind that an and harmful short-term nancial decisions.
outbreak might have upon the 2019 tax ling extension is only an extension of time to le your
requirements. However, the National Treasury return, not an extension of time to pay taxes owed We, nor anybody else, can know how the virus or a di er-
Employees Union (NTEU) and IRS are cur- for 2019. Payment of any balance of tax owed ent exogenous event may further impact the economy and the
rently discussing safety measures that could be for the 2019 tax year is still due by the original markets because it is outside of our collective control. But as
put into place should a severe outbreak occur. we like to say, it is important to “control the controllable.” We
ling due date—typically March 15th for busi- believe controlling how we remember, diversify, behave, and plan
In the past, the federal government has made nesses and April 15th for individuals. So, prior to can go a long way in helping one survive and potentially thrive
modi cations to tax ling requirements, particu- as a long-term investor.
larly when natural disasters have been declared. ling for an extension some preparation work is
Since we are still in what seems to be the early necessary in order to accurately determine if you Todd Rebori is a Principal for AtwoB, an independent registered
stages of the Coronavirus outbreak, and we don’t should be making an extension payment. investment adviser located in Katonah. | 914-
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impacted, there are some measures we can take One last planning tip to keep in mind. Due to considered nancial planning or investment advice. e views
now to better prepare for whatever unfolds. Here signi cantly lower interest rates many taxpayers expressed in this article are as of the date of the article, and are subject
are a few suggestions. are considering re nancing an existing mort- to change based on market and other conditions. is article contains
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If you haven’t already done so, start gathering the case, then it would bene t you to have your Please note that any such statements are not guarantees of any future
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