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Street Mahopac Street Fair attendees have a blast chasing bubbles across
Fair fun South Lake Boulevard, provided by a bubble truck - one of the
bubbles most popular attractions at the fair. e fair drew a huge crowd as
over residents came out to enjoy all kinds of food, rides, demonstrations,
music, vendors, and the annual Columbus Day Parade. For more
photos of the fair and parade, turn to pages 22 and 23.
PHOTO: TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL
DEP says town in violation over Blu Restaurant sewer issue
Board hires NYC law rm to investigate
BY BOB DUMAS partment of Environmental Protection as well as a 1938 agreement between the e violation in question stems from the
EDITOR (DEP) to town Supervisor Ken Schmitt city and the town, has prompted the Town ongoing controversy over an alleged illegal
that accuses the town of being in viola- Board to hire an outside law rm to de-
A letter from the New York City De- tion of the town’s Sewer Use Law (SUL), fend itself. SEE DEP PAGE 27
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2 YOUR NEIGHBOR
18 78-year-old Mike Palen
10 still lifting weights.
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Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Ma- free. walk will support the work of groups, area businesses, and all
EDITOR: 845-208-0774 hopac High School parking lot. Putnam County Action Part- faith groups.
[email protected] Set up for cars begins at 2 p.m.; CROP Hunger Walk nership (PCAP) & Gilead
BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER costume parade starts at 3 p.m. Presbyterian’s food pantry. e ere is no fee to participate.
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-302-5628 Hot dogs, face painting, DJ and e Putnam County CROP remaining money is used by All donations are helpful, but
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Palen performs the lift that he developed.
He can lift as much as 850 pounds.
PHOTO: BOB DUMAS
The weight of the world
At 78, Mike Palen’s weightlifting feats have reached astonishing heights
BY BOB DUMAS friend made several trips on their bikes live up to expectations. When Palen takes should get into it because I was doing stu
EDITOR no one else was doing. I started doing it
from Crestwood to a Mount Vernon on a challenge, he doesn’t shirk. competitively—lifting 150, pressing 150,
Mike Palen can lift 855 pounds. Let’s eventually doing a lot more than my body
put that into perspective. A concert grand sporting goods store to pick up weights “But I think I was asking too much of weight. I was doing totals that were close
piano weighs nearly 950 pounds. to Olympic standards, so my dream was to
and bring them back to his garage. His my body at that point,” he said. make it to the Olympics”
Pretty impressive, right? But wait—
there’s more. friends started coming over, bringing their He joined the Air Force in 1962 and Palen even won a few trophies, but he
eventually decided that the rigid rules and
Palen is 78 years old. weights, too. He wound up with about continued his weightlifting endeavors techniques required in competitive lifting
e longtime Mahopac resident, who weren’t for him.
2,000 pounds of weights in his dad’s ga- while in the service. When he got out, he
grew up in the Crestwood section of Yon- “I had good brute force, but trouble with
kers, has been lifting weights since he was rage. Eventually, those friends gave up began to lift competitively. the rules of the lift,”he explained.“It’s very
12 years old. technical. When you do a clean and jerk,
weightlifting. But Palen never did. Today, “I decided to go to the Y where they had you have to pause with the weight at your
“I developed my own dumbbells from shoulders for a certain amount of time and
cement footings that were in a picnic table he still has all those weights in his garage real professional equipment and develop wait for the judge to clap and then you go
that my father had made,” he said. “I put up. I was able to do it, but on a couple of
them together with a bar in the middle.” in Mahopac—all 2,000 pounds. myself. at where I discovered I liked occasions the lift didn’t count. ere were
a lot of technicalities that I didn’t like.”
Like many young boys, Palen gravitated “I was small in stature, but I was a scrap- competition,” Palen said.
toward athletics—he played football at And something else happened along
Stepinac High School—but weightlifting, per,” he said. “I was known as a small kid Palen’s idol was Tommy Kono, an the way that derailed Palen’s weightlifting
for reasons he can’t quite put his nger on, ambitions: Life. He got married to Sandra,
seemed to call him. who could take care of himself.” American gold-medal Olympian, who, whom he met in Yonkers. e two moved
to Mahopac and started a family.
“Back in those days, bodybuilding was His older brother was a star football back in the ’50s, set world records in four
kind of shunned,” he said. “It didn’t be- SEE PALEN PAGE 19
come popular until later on. But I found player and Palen felt the pressure to live di erent weight classes.
up to his sibling’s reputation. But he ended “He was the one I wanted to be,” Palen
He was so motivated that he and a
up breaking his leg twice and said it was said. “I would compete in my head with
probably because he was trying too hard to his totals. My friends told me that I
‘I want to inspire older people to get into some kind of
tness program. You are only as old as you feel.’
- Mike Palen
PAGE 4 MAHOPAC NEWS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019
Mahopac’s Anita Feldman retires from BOCES board
Recognized for 38 years of service
At opening day of Putnam | Northern as board president and member of the
Westchester BOCES, retiring board mem- Center for Educational Leadership Future
ber and Mahopac resident Anita Feldman School Leaders Academy Advisory Board
was recognized with an award for her 38 as well as the PNW BOCES liaison to the
years of board service, which includes 25 New York State School Boards Associa-
years on the BOCES board, as well as ser- tion.
vice to the Mahopac Board of Education. During her service, Feldman received
“Anita is the lifeblood of our BOCES, countless awards and recognition on the
and nothing keeps her back,” said BOCES state and federal level. She has presented
District Superintendent Dr. James Ryan, at numerous achol boards conventions and
who presented Feldman the award along served as the state’s School Boards Distin-
with BOCES Board President Richard guished Service Award Selection Commit-
Kreps. tee chairperson.
Feldman, a longtime Mahopac resident, Ryan said that Feldman is an inspiration PHOTO COURTESY OF PNW BOCES
began her service as a trustee for the Ma- to her PNW BOCES board members and
hopac Board of Education in 1981. ere colleagues, not just because of her countless From left, PNW BOCES Board Vice President Catherine Liburne; District Superintendent
she served as the chair of the district’s Leg- hours of service, but because of her passion Dr. James Ryan; honoree Anita Feldman; Board President Richard Kreps; and board
members Tina Mackay, Mary Cay Nilsen, and Michael Simpkins
islative Action Committee and member for the work BOCES does. Language programs, career and technical “It has been wonderful working with all
of the Buildings and Grounds/Transpor- During an interview a few years ago, o erings and special education. e people of you and knowing what an important role
tation, Finance/Technology, Community Feldman was asked to describe what is spe- who work at BOCES love being there as we play in our school districts” she said. “I
Relations and Special Education commit- cial about serving on the BOCES board. much as I love being on the board.” have enjoyed it so very much.”
tees, among others. “Do you have an hour?” she said. “ ere Upon receiving the award at Opening
At PNW BOCES, Feldman most re- are so many ways that BOCES serves the Day, Feldman was visibly moved, as were Article courtesy of Putnam | Northern
cently served as trustee. She has also served community, with GED programs, English the audience of BOCES sta . Westchester BOCES
Here is a list of meetings in
the coming weeks for the town
of Carmel government and
the Mahopac School District.
Times/dates are subject to
change. Call the Town Hall at
845-628-1500, or the school
district at 845-628-3415,
with any questions.
Wednesday, Oct. 16 | Meet-
ings starts at 7 p.m. | Town
Hall, 60 McAlpin Ave., Ma-
Wednesday,Oct.23 | Meetings
starts at 7 p.m. | Town Hall, 60
McAlpin Ave., Mahopac
ZONING BOARD OF
ursday, Oct. 24 | Meetings
start at 7:30 p.m. | Town Hall,
60 McAlpin Ave., Mahopac
BOARD OF EDUCATION
ursday, Oct. 24 | Meet-
ings start at 7:30 p.m. | Falls
School, 100 Myrtle Ave.,
ursday, Nov. 7 Meeting
starts at 7:30 p.m., Sycamore
Park clubhouse, Mahopac
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Town budget calls for 0.8 percent tax hike
Carmel remains below state-mandated tax cap once again
BY BOB DUMAS tax rate means that the aver- tive budget rose approximately CHART COURTESY OF THE TOWN OF CARMEL
EDITOR age homeowner, assessed at 4.4 percent. Employee health
$347,000, would pay approxi- insurance contributions were up issued in a 2019 October BAN/ well said there may be a need
Town residents will see a slight mately $1,752 on next year’s tax about $5,000 thanks to union Bond sale came to $6.6 million. to transfer money into the snow
0.8 percent increase in their taxes bill, a $14 increase from 2019. contract negotiations. Interest overtime line to cover overtime
in 2020 as Carmel once again re- earnings increased by $70,000 Garbage district also would see costs through the end of 2019.
mains under the state-imposed e assessed valuation re ects a and building department fees an estimated 15 percent increase
tax levy cap. current equalization rate of 100 (permits, certi cates of occu- due to contract negotiations. e available balance in the over-
percent. pancy, title searches, etc.) rose by time line is just over $46,000.
Supervisor Ken Schmitt pre- about $90,000. e budget for snow materials
sented the tentative 2020 scal “ e town comptroller and I expense was set at $700,000. e Maxwell said there was some
year budget at the Town Board’s worked for many days and hours On the expenditure side, the snow reserve fund balance at the concern about 2020 mortgage-tax
Oct. 2 meeting, and the gures examining every single line item tentative budget calls for us- end of 2018 was $750,000 but revenue, projected at $950,000.
presented in this article are sub- in the budget,” said Schmitt in ing some reserve-fund money due to a rough winter between
ject to change as the budget pro- his annual budget message. “Ex- for several capital-improvement January and March 2019, Max- SEE BUDGET PAGE 9
cess moves forward. penses and revenues were re- projects. ey include:
viewed and carefully considered
e $30.6 million spending while formulating the tentative • Swan Cove improvement/
package calls for a tax levy in- budget.” upgrades - $100,000
crease—the amount of money
collected by property taxes—of e largest expenditure of the • New Town Hall generator -
$968,278, which comes under $30.6 million budget is employee $75,000
the tax levy cap by just under compensation and bene t costs
$45,000—or 2 percent. (salaries, healthcare, etc.), which • Bathroom facilities at Bald-
came in at $21.6 million, approx- win Meadows Park - $75,000
e mandatory cap, which was imately 70.4 percent of the entire
established by the state in 2011, budget. • Unmarked police vehicle -
requires that the tax levy can only $35,000
increase by 2 percent, or the rate Health insurance cost continue
of in ation, whichever is lower. to increase but remained man- • New LED lighting/windows
ageable. at Town Hall - $50,000
e rate of in ation is 2.07 per-
cent, so the cap for the 2020 bud- “Since more employees are Other 2020 tentative budget
get was set at 2 percent, exactly taking the buyout, we were able drivers include debt payments
the mark the tentative budget to lower some of the employee from land acquisition, the Air-
hits. bene t lines,” said Mary Ann port Park project, highway proj-
Maxwell, the town comptroller. ects, water meter project, Water
e 0.8 percent hike in the District No. 2, Water District
Revenues for the 2020 tenta- No. 9, and Sewer District No. 1
projects. Total “new money” debt
VOTE NOV. 5
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PAGE 8 MAHOPAC NEWS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019
State grant gives $250,000 to Airport Park project
Sen. Harckham secures funds to build playground, pavilion
BY BOB DUMAS million renovation that will cials, along with representatives to him after Harckham got elect- that regardless of [political] party,
EDITOR build ve athletic elds, bleach- from the Mahopac Sports Asso- ed and the subsequent meeting we were going to work together,”
ers, bathrooms, an expanded and ciation and some parents were on between the two turned out to be said Harckham, a Democrat. “I
e future of Airport Park got upgraded parking lot, improved hand last month at the park for very productive. think we hit the ground running
a little brighter last week when the hiking trails and now, thanks to the check presentation. “We met early on in his o ce and have worked on a number of
town received $250,000 in state grant the grant, a pavilion and an adap- Harckham told the crowd that and he gave me the primer on things together and we are here
money from Sen. Pete Harckham. tive ADA-compliant playground. Town Supervisor Ken Schmitt what was going on in the town again today on the park issue.”
e park is undergoing a $2.2 Harckham and elected o - was one of the rst to reach out of Carmel and we made a vow Harckham noted that his prede-
cessor, Terrence Murphy, also pro-
‘ is will be one of the premier parks for the town of Carmel and this [grant] just made it better.’ cured some money for the project
and Harckham thanked him.
- Supervisor Ken Schmitt “ is has been a wonderful
collaboration,” Harckham said.
“When I have discretionary fund-
ing, it’s not up to me to decide
what the municipalities’ needs
are, but I have a strong sense
What if YOUR BANK about how those funds should be
used and at the top of the list are
projects that bring communities
together and that everyone has a
seat at the table. We know that
was changing the community for the better? children play di erently, learn dif-
ferently and have di erent levels
of aptitudes, so we want to make
sure every single child has every
opportunity to play and learn just
as any other child. at’s what ap-
pealed to me about this project.”
Schmitt thanked Harckham for
his support and said he was ex-
cited about what the grant money
would do because the $2.2 million
budget didn’t include the pavilion
and playground, both of which
can now be completed at the same
time as the rest of the park.
“ is will be one of the premier
parks for the town of Carmel and
this [grant] just made it better.
It’s really amazing how, when
people want to work together,
what we can get accomplished.
Parties aside, at the end of the
day, it’s for everyone’s bene t.
“One of the topics that the
senator and I have talked about
is recreation and I identi ed
this facility as one that is being
constructed and what our needs
might be,” Schmitt continued.
“As is evidenced today, Sen.
We know. It sounds unlikely. But here’s the truth: Tompkins Mahopac Bank has been giving back Harckham is a man of his word.”
to the community for decades. Social responsibility has always been at the core of who we are. Parks and Recreation Director
Jim Gilchrist discussed the history
e money you deposit with us does good in your community. It’s donated to local nonproﬁts, of the project and how the grant
and used for loans for people right here. Not to mention, our employees volunteer thousands of money will play a pivotal role.
hours of their time each year. “We started this project back in
2006; we had it on the shelf, but
We hope that makes you proud to work with us. earlier this year we were able to
But most of all, we hope it makes our community a little better. get funding from the Town Board
to complete it,” he said. “We had
a lean budget; it was very tight.
So, to be able to get $250,000 on
a very short notice, it really took
the stress o nishing the park.
We should have it nished by late
Dave Furfaro, chair of the Rec-
reation Advisory Committee, also
MahopacBank.com praised the collaborative e ort by
08/19 SEE AIRPORT PARK PAGE 18
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019 MAHOPAC NEWS PAGE 9
County conﬁrms ﬁrst measles case
Mahopac, Carmel are possible exposure sites
e Putnam County Depart- Anyone in the Putnam Hos- Individuals born before 1957, with fever, runny nose, cough, red ical facility. Isolation procedures
ment of Health (PCDOH) pital Center Emergency Depart- anyone who has had measles, or eyes, and sore throat,” Nesheiwat need to begin immediately upon
has con rmed a positive case of ment at 670 Stoneleigh Ave. in those who have proof of receiving said. “It is followed by a rash that arrival.”
measles last week. e patient has Carmel on Saturday, Sept. 28, two MMR (Measles, Mumps, spreads over the body. If anyone
been isolated to avoid spreading between the hours of 5 and 7:30 Rubella) vaccines, are less likely has these symptoms, call your Article provided by Putnam
the disease further. p.m. who has not been contacted to become sick. doctor or the emergency room County Health Department
Several possible exposure sites by the PDCOH, should also call “Measles symptoms begin rst. Do not go directly to a med-
have been identi ed: e Route the health department as well. ELECT FRANK FOR
52 Laundromat in Carmel; the Measles is a serious, highly
Nativity of the Holy Mother of
God Church in Mahopac, and contagious disease that can be
spread through the air by cough-
following the service, at the An- ing or sneezing. In rare cases it LOMBARDI TOWN
nual Feast Day Celebration, as can be deadly. COUNCIL
well as the Putnam Hospital
Center Emergency Department. “Before this person was iso-
lated, there may have been ad-
Anyone in the laundromat at ditional exposures,” said Health
184 Route 52 in Carmel on Sat- Commissioner Dr. Michael J.
PROVEN LEADERSHIP, REAL RESULTSurday, Sept. 21, between 6 and 9 Nesheiwat. “We are working
p.m. who develops symptoms be- with local partners to identify all
fore Saturday, Oct. 12, should call possible contacts. If you are un- Endorsed by
the PCDOH as soon as possible sure if you or your children are
at 845-808-1390 to understand protected from measles, reach out • REPUBLICAN
their possible risk and what ac- to your physician or one of our
tion to take. communicable disease nurses.”
Anyone who attended church County Executive MaryEllen • CONSERVATIVE
service at the Nativity of the Odell said to keep in mind that, • INDEPENDENCE
Holy Mother of God at 1050 so far, just one case of measles has
Route 6 in Mahopac on Sunday, been reported.
Sept. 22, between the hours of 9 “Please support the e orts of
a.m. and 2 p.m., or the celebra- the health department as they Parties
tion afterwards, from noon to work to reduce the risk of mea-
6 p.m. and develops symptoms sles exposure and transmission,”
before Sunday, Oct. 13, should she said. “We continue to urge all
also call the health department as residents to check their vaccina- VOTE NOV. 5th
soon as possible. tion status to protect themselves.”
FROM PAGE 6
at’s the same amount that was projected for 2019, which is a num- QUALIFICATIONS ISSUES IMPORTANT TO OUR
ber town o cials now say won’t likely be met. As of September, Max- TAXPAYERS AND FAMILIES
well said, the town had collected just $680,000 in mortgage tax. Of- • Private Practice Attorney 23 Years
(Civil Litigation) • Strong Conservative Fiscal Policy
cials attribute that to a larger than usual number of cash buys. • Preserve the beauty and history of Carmel
e tentative budget is now turned over to the entire Town Board, • Fordham University while allowing commercial development to
B. A. Political Science/Public
which can make changes, but must adopt a preliminary budget by its add revenue to our town’s economy
Oct. 16 meeting. A public hearing on the budget will be held on Nov. Administration 1992 • Better working relationship between
6. e nal budget must be approved and sent to Albany no later than • St. John’s University Town, County & State Government ofﬁcials
Nov. 20. School of Law, J.D. 1995 • Improve recreation for our seniors & teens
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ﬁngerprinting of all new town employees to
(Counsel) protect our children and residents
• Mahopac Sports Association • Outlawed smoking in town parks
(Past Coach & Assistant Coach) • Oversaw approval of new recreational
• Northeast Bronx Senior Center
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(Past President) • Implemented town-wide garbage pick up,
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OP ED Impeachment nosedive
Removing the ‘I’ from ‘Indian’ As of late last week, it looks like the even do it.”
impeachment inquiry—presented Even former Clinton Communications
BY DANIEL EHRENPREIS ment, and rebranding. Step 1 involves you. to the public as a one and done—
GUEST WRITER I am calling upon individuals to contact Director George Stephanopoulos, in his
Anthony DiCarlo, the superintendent of
Since its founding over 80 years ago, the Mahopac Central School District, to is not going too well. role as ABC talking head, pushed back
Mahopac Central School Dis- inform him of our concerns and propose
trict has perpetuated inequity and the solutions addressed in Steps 2 and 3. First, the New York at Schi , asking him
capitalized on colonialism. Despite our Step 2 involves the community.Together
district claiming “it’s…important to us we can develop an open forum for our Times dropped a story LIFE, why he felt he had to
that students’ social, emotional, and overall municipality to safely and appropriately that the whistleblower HEALTH, read a false account into
wellbeing is supported,” our community discuss taboo topics (i.e., race, gender, had been in touch with the record? Did he not
continues to ignore bigotry as an issue. ethnicity). Let us better ourselves through POLITICS think the actual words
conversation and education. Adam Schi and his
Have we forgotten the headlines
denoting four instances of racism related Lastly, Step 3 involves Adidas. In 2015, advisors before the MARA of the president were
to Mahopac student conduct—once in Adidas launched the “Mascot Change” complaint was reported SCHIFFREN su cient?
2012, twice in 2014, and again in April initiative, which is a voluntary program through the proper
of this year? Turning a blind eye to toxic for high schools that “would give schools Well, we all know
ideology will only exacerbate the problem access to the company’s design team for
for current and future generations living logo redesign and uniform design across channels. What Schi why Schi did it. He
in our community. all sports.” is is a grant-funded initia-
tive that requires a simple proposal from a and his sta admit to is knew the media would
In a comprehensive research report school district to instigate change at little
by Brown University’s Dr. Michael A. monetary and temporal cost. that they advised the whistleblower to get lap it up and report it that way and that
Friedman, “Indian” sports mascots were
shown to harmfully “perpetuate negative It is not my intention to eliminate a lawyer and that, by the bye, is the reason citizens who have been game to impeach
stereotypes of America’s rst peoples, and Native American culture from Mahopac
contribute to a disregard for the person- entirely. e biggest issue in our mascot, that the complaint reads like a legal brief Trump for the outrage of winning the
hood of Native peoples.” Furthermore, besides its racist connotation, is that there
“hundreds of tribal nations, national and is no public education regarding the rather than a typical complaint written by presidency would be left with a terrible
regional tribal organizations, civil rights ancestors of our land.Together, we can
organizations, school boards, sports teams, celebrate and learn about the Wappinger a non-politicized whistleblower. if untrue impression of what transpired.
sports and media personalities, and indi- tribe that lived on this territory, and how
viduals have called for the end to harmful Mahopac as we know it came to be. e speci cs of whatever else they ad- First impressions are hard to eradicate,
ere is irony surrounding our pride for vised him to do is yet unknown, and given particularly for people who are not news
Currently, Native Americans are still the “Mahopac Indians” without knowing
being oppressed and marginalized in anything about the tribe’s history. Schi ’s propensity to lie publicly, it will junkies.
society. ey face continual loss of ter-
ritory due to oil industry buyouts, voter All three steps can engage the com- never, ever fully be known. Later last week, news broke on twitter
repression via unjust legislation, and high munity toward fostering a more inclusive
levels of violence, especially toward Na- neighborhood. In our current cultural However, this fact alone explains how from journalist Paul Sperry that not only
tive women (which is often disregarded climate, many people will feel that this
by local authorities) among many other initiative is too “politically correct” and Schi was fully aware of the complaint was the whistleblower—as expected—a
injustices. that they are not responsible for what
happened to Native Americans. No, we before it was o cially referred to Con- registered Democrat CIA agent, but that
Mahopac’s “Indian” mascot is a re- may not be independently responsible
minder of these acts of divisiveness and for the genocide and injustices that Na- gress, as evidenced by information he let he or she had also been detailed to work
marginalization, which further empha- tive American communities have faced
sizes our community’s inability to elimi- throughout history; however, we are slip out in tweets during the month of on the Ukraine desk in the White House
nate racism. We need to unite together to responsible for the cultural appropriation
end the racial discrimination scarring our that Mahopac has undertaken in using August. Additionally, on Sept. 17, when at the end of Obama’s second term. “ e
community by removing a symbol that the “Indian” as our mascot.
has held us back from healing for far too Schi was directly asked by an MSNBC Democrat whistleblower who complained
long. ere is precedent from a nearby
district taking action to address similar anchor on air if he had prior information about Trump digging up dirt in Ukraine
erefore, I propose that instead of appropriation. In 2002, Ossining High
complacency, we implement a united School changed their “Indian” mascot about this inquiry, his reply that he did was himself helping dig up dirt in Ukraine
systemic transformation of belief. My ac- after the state education commissioner
tion plan involves three steps: Community not was an outright lie. against Trump (and Manafort) while
engagement, educational forum develop- SEE OP ED PAGE 15
Even the left-wing fact checker at the working in the Obama White House
Washington Post assigned Schi four Pi- during 2016 campaign. e whistleblower
nocchios for this, which means that this is is a registered Democrat and CIA analyst
an unforgivable lie that cannot be denied who was detailed before the 2016 election
or shirked. Let me remind you that this to the Obama White House, where he
is in addition to Schi ’s “parody” perfor- worked on the NSC’s Ukraine desk and
mance, where he also outright lied when met with anti-Trump Ukrainian o cials
he “summarized” what was in President before being sent packing by the Trump
Trump’s phone call to Ukraine President NSC and becoming disgruntled.”
Zelensky during a hearing before the As we originally heard from the Justice
House Intelligence Committee. In fact, Department’s summation of the whistle-
what he said bore no relationship at all to blower, this is not exactly an unbiased
what was in the call. source. is is why the report was given a
As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has non-urgent status.
not criticized Schi for any of this but Yet, as Fred Fleitz, a former NSC chief
praised him instead, I can only surmise of sta , CIA analyst and House Intel
this kind of thing has become the new Committee member, has tweeted, the
gold standard for Democrat behavior. fact that Adam Schi and his committee
What in tarnation is going on? had information about this whistleblower
As Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit.com throughout August is extremely problem-
has stated repeatedly about Democrat atic.
politicians in the Trump Age, “ ey have SEE SCHIFFREN PAGE 15
one job, not to be crazy. And they can’t
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OF HUMAN we conversed, obediently yield- ning to bite. I wished Bella well Before leaving for work, I favorite) and watching Creature
INTEREST ing to her light tugs whenever Features. I’d rush home from
something caught his fancy. e and plenty more adventures with opened the windows to let in work to see my Homer, who’d be
LORENZO woods were coming to life. Or- waiting in the window. When-
GARO angey light moved across the tree Pluto. I didn’t get a chance to tell some fresh April air. When I ever I was late, he chastised me
tops. e forest was lled with with loud, plaintive meows.
Nothing unmasks the ab- the raucous cries of crows; some- her about Homer. But for the came home, Homer was climb-
surdity of life in the 21st where a woodpecker sounded as When he was 14, I bought
century like spending a if he was building a house. rest of the day, he was all I could ing up the screens, meowing Homer a house. At least that’s
week camping in the woods, liv- what he thought. He nally got
ing without a phone and email, Bella and Pluto brought back think about. madly. So, I took him outside, a chance to be free. I’d watch
without CNN and Google, and some happy memories. A long him run in ts and starts. Homer
clicks and more clicks. time ago, I had a cat named It’s fair to say that Homer and foolishly stringing together a was so used to the leash, he
Homer that I took camping and couldn’t quite gure out that he
Out on the trail early one hiking. I trained him, just as I grew up together. He was my long lead. Homer ran up a tree. could go wherever he wanted.
morning, escaping from all the Bella had so obviously trained And then one day, though
above, I came across a young Pluto. More about that later, but rst cat. Not my rst in so far Without a second to spare, I slowed by age, he leapt in the air
woman hiking with a cat. She and caught a butter y, his rst.
had him in harness. We were rst what I learned from Bella as having a family pet. Homer yanked him down. He could Talk about a proud Papa!
way out in the wilderness of about the latest vogue in cats
central Pennsylvania, far from and humans. was my rst cat as an adult, my have accidently hung himself
any campsite. She carried a large
backpack and I guessed that She took Pluto on all her ad- responsibility to feed, take to because of my stupidity. Homer
she and the cat had camped out ventures. Kayaking, rock climb-
along the trail. I’ve seen dogs ing, hiking and camping. For a the vet, clean up after, and make wouldn’t walk properly. He’d see
on trails, camping out with cat, Pluto got around more than
their humans, but never in my most humans. Bella whipped happy. something and dart as far as the
life a cat. His name was Pluto. out her phone and showed
Typically, I forgot to ask the me posts on Instagram tagged Fate brought us together. I lead allowed. He liked chas-
woman her name. I’ll call her #adventurecat. “Re-wilding”
Bella, because of her outdoorsy cats is trending. e results have was taking out the garbage when ing butter ies; robins hopping
attractiveness and daring. Pluto been mixed. It seems you have to
sat patiently at Bella’s side while have the right cat. But there are a car came barreling into the in the grass, bees, a scatter of
hundreds of thousands of posts
tagged #adventurecat. I couldn’t parking lot. e passenger door leaves, enthralled him. Someone
believe it. I thought Homer was
one in a million. opened, and someone tossed a suggested using a harness. at
e mosquitoes were begin- strikingly marked calico kitten was the turning point. Progress
out the door. It was the dead of was slow, but eventually Homer
winter, freezing cold. I scooped obeyed me to the extent that I
him up and said, “You have a was able to walk him and not the
home now… HOMER!” other way around.
Sixteen years we were together. I began taking him along
at rst night he slept with me for hikes in the woods. Homer
under the bedcovers. From then would sit perfectly still for an
on, he took me as his mother. I hour just looking up at the squir-
lived o Route 6. He couldn’t be rels and birds in the trees. It was
an outdoor cat. But he seemed fun seeing the woods through
content playing with his toys, his eyes.
playfully attacking my feet and Obligations to Homer cut
turning on the bathroom faucets into my social life. Many a
to get my attention. Spring came Saturday night we spent munch-
ing on cheese doodles (Homer’s
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Developing strategies to overcome obstacles
Dear Dr. Linda, gaged and stay focused. But, the simple as that. In fact, I believed problems in school who do none STRONG
I read your column from a O, which stands for obstacles, is that teachers should focus on of that. ey work hard—some LEARNING
a tough one. the material they have to teach even too hard—and are respect-
few weeks ago saying that the and not be wasting time on their ful, but struggle to get an A, B, or DR. LINDA
teacher is the C.E.O. of their Sometimes, it’s impossible to students’ emotional and social C. ey manage to survive and SILBERT
classroom. I agree with the C. help each kid succeed. I used development. We’re not our stu- get through whatever obstacle
to think that if I could get each dents’ social workers, psycholo- that may have caused them to course, are not that self-aware or
e teacher needs to create an one of my students to study for gists or counselors. We’re their slip. solution-oriented. In most cases,
environment where kids feel their tests, do their homework teachers. If we show them that parents and teachers need to step
emotionally safe. I agree with the and show up to class, they’d we respected them and accept How do these kids get over in to nd out what is the source
E. Teachers need to excite their all succeed. I believed it was as them, using your language, they the hurdles, obstacles, and suc- of a given problem.
students, so they become en- would learn anything we taught ceed, while others don’t? Because
them. However, over my 21 years they are lucky to have adults in (However, if you ever hear a
FOR RENT of teaching middle school science their lives who work with them kid say something like that, count
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classwork and homework. ey Every student wants a gold If they don’t, who else will?
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OP ED more inclusive Mahopac. Th Til Cottag
Dear Superintendent DiCarlo,
FROM PAGE 10 My name is [Insert your name here] and I 10/12 10/13 10/14
SATURDAY SUNDAY MONDAY
“requested that districts stop using Ameri- am a local resident who is very concerned with
can Indian symbols as mascots”. By sepa- the continual complacency following multiple 10-2 10-2 10-2
rating ourselves from a symbol of imperial- incidences of racism involving the Mahopac
ist oppression, we can begin the process of student body. Daniel Ehrenpreis, a 2012 Ma-
redeveloping our values as a community. I hopac High School Alumnus, wrote an article
am proud and privileged to have grown up for Mahopac News that proposed a three-step
in Mahopac, but without a plan to curb the action plan to combat racism in the communi-
harmful rhetoric that has been tolerated ty. I am in support of his plan and ask that you
for far too long, our district will be known contact him via email at [email protected]
for our tolerance for racism, rather than to begin a conversation. e community needs
the wealth of knowledge and abundant to break this cycle, and you are instrumental
resources in our area. in paving the way for a healthier Mahopac.
Join me by initiating Step 1 of my plan ank you for your time.
to heal our community from the cycle of Sincerely,
inequity. is starts with a simple email [Insert your name here]
to Superintendent DiCarlo, at [email protected]
mahopac.org (please use the email template Daniel Ehrenpreis is 2012 graduate of
below), and ends with growth toward a Mahopac High School
SCHIFFREN rules by not telling committee GOP mem- Columbu Da
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FROM PAGE 10
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When trouble is brewing
a stay-at-home barista with his devoted to my husband. But a road trip and we ran out of gas “You probably have oils clog-
then she would turn on a dime and there was no WiFi and no ging up the porta lter,” I said
own monogrammed apron and and make bitter, acrid espresso. I one around to help except a herd without looking up from my
would sit to the side, silently curs- of heifers. I’m pretty sure that was magazine.
TRACY an espresso mistress named ing Audine as she toyed with my the beginning of the end of their
BECKERMAN Audine. husband, keeping him occupied love a air. He stopped tinkering with the
for hours while he blew out the machine and stared at me.
“Somethings wrong with grinder and cleaned the machine. Meanwhile, back at espresso
Eventually, he would get her to central, more than the milk was “It’s probably from that dark
Audine,” he said one morning. start working properly again, but starting to steam as my husband Ethiopian blend you bought,”
not before our evening date night tried unsuccessfully to get Audine I said. “A natural orange oil
“She is making a very weak plans had been dashed by the to make a decent macchiato. I cleanser would remove the oil
harlot, Audine. suspected she knew that he’d accumulations pretty easily.”
macchiato.” cheated on her with a Starbucks
Sadly, this was not the rst the previous day and she was tak- His jaw dropped a little.
“Can I help?” I asked, time he’d been infatuated with ing her revenge. “How do you know about
a machine. Years ago, we had this?” he nally asked.
sipping my own much less a GPS in our car with a sultry “I don’t know why Audine isn’t “Oh, you know,” I replied,
My husband was never glamourous cup of tea. English accent. My husband working right,” he said in frustra- pointing to my laptop. “Just a
much of a co ee drink- “No,” he said. “She’s a very stopped taking directions from tion as he tried cleaning out the few things I picked up from my
er, but after a business complex machine and you don’t me and only listened to her. Even grinder for a third time. handsome computer, Pierre.”
trip to Italy, he became enamored know how to work her.” when she took us onto a road that
wasn’t there, he would let her o I sat on the sofa reading a book You can follow Tracy on Facebook
with espresso. At rst, he would “You could show me,” I said. easy, citing computer error. But and pretending not to notice all at https://www.facebook.com/
then one day she got us lost on the co ee drama. LostinSuburbiaFanPage/ and on
just order it in restaurants. en “I don’t think so,” he replied. “I Twitter at https://twitter.com/
“Maybe I should try a di erent tracybeckerman.
he started frequenting fancy cof- only give out that information on bean,” he said, mostly to himself.
fee shops. Eventually, he bought a need-to-brew basis.”
his own machine... and not just I was actually relieved to be cut
one of those pop-in-a-pod-and- out of their a air. Audine was a
call-it-espresso machines. No, he very ckle espresso machine and
went full-on, ca eine crazy and I really couldn’t be party to her
ordered a high-end professional mood swings. Weeks would go
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LETTERS perhaps unintentionally, inviting physical confrontation. In the to and question our Town Board, learn the ropes of democracy,
negative attention upon a small, aftermath, our supervisor called and I know how much it takes for these meetings are no longer t
FROM PAGE 11
locally owned business. He also this behavior “unacceptable,” but an average resident to stand before for young ears and eyes.
the councilman’s face, and ag- doesn’t seem to understand, or by choosing to forgo legal charges our local government. I know how We are talking about a chilling
gressively barks questions at him doesn’t care, that Mr. Barile only or calls for resignation, this Town di cult it is to leave work early, to e ect on participation in our self-
that he knows will not receive an owns the property on which Blu Board is demonstrating that it is, leave their family dinner, to screw government. As a member of this
answer. He has repeatedly been resides; he doesn’t operate the in fact, “acceptable” to them. up their courage to speak out, to Town Board, I will end the inci-
asked not to photograph the restaurant. He has never made Similarly, my opponents in the demand services or just ask for vility and lack of accountability.
councilman’s family members, that distinction in any of his writ- race for the two open Town Board help. Everyone must feel welcome to
who often attend meetings, but ing, thus, again, inviting negative seats, Frank Lombardi and Rob- Now, that person also has to participate and be heard and no
continues to do so, for seemingly attention upon a local business. ert Schanil, join their political col- fear personal attacks if they dare one should ever be afraid.
no other reason than that he is And he really wants those of you leagues in accepting this behavior to stand up and question our town Jean Hopper
within his rights to do so, since who park along 6N while dining through their silence. leadership. And forget bringing Candidate, Carmel Town Board
none of the photos ever seem to at Blu to be ticketed for doing so. I’ve spent years coming to listen the next generation to come and
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Sen. Pete Harckman presents the grant check to Town Supervisor Ken Schmitt PHOTO: BOB DUMAS OBITUARIES
AIRPORT PARK tions will be able to come and enjoy.” John E. Gardinier Sr.
Maria Morris, a parent of a special-needs child, ex-
FROM PAGE 8 Lifelong Mahopac resident, John E. Gardinier
plained how the adaptive, ADA-compliant playground Sr., passed away on Sept. 15 in the Adirondack
“Everyone has had a stake in this park,” he said. “It’s a will make such a di erence for her family. Mountains where he had made his home since re-
wonderful example to show the rest of the world that we tiring in 2000.
can all get together and do some great things.” ‘It’s been a wonderful experience being a part of this
project, especially the impact it will have on the com- John was born Dec. 29. 1937 to parents Alvina
Councilwoman Suzi McDonough said the park will munity that my children and I live in,” she said. “ e and Elmer Gardinier, growing up in their Mahopac
be a legacy for future generations. playground and the elds will o er an opportunity for all home on Shear Hill Road. He enjoyed roaming the
kids to explore. You are not only getting access to a play- then sparsely populated lands of Putnam County,
“I want to thank Sen. Harckham for this generous ground, but you are allowing all children to be included where he became skilled at hunting and shing.
grant,” she said. “ is money will get us one step closer and play. at will make a di erence and I thank you.”
to completing Airport Park where families for genera- John and his wife, Virginia, made their family
home on Crafts Road, where they spent the major-
ity of their lives, raising their boys. John worked a
successful career in the home heating eld, while
employed by Spain Oil Company (now Sclafani
Oil). He was later employed by IBM and serviced
several of their facilities throughout Westchester
John was well-liked and respected by friends,
family and neighbors. John was pro cient in many
trades and was fondly called ‘the smartest man
alive’ by those closest to him. He could often be
found helping friends and neighbors in need, with
their homes and vehicles.
In retirement, John enjoyed many outdoor activi-
ties including gardening and watching out for vari-
ous yard critters. He held a deep a ection for his
pet dog, Punkin, who went everywhere with him.
Mr. Gardinier is survived by his wife, Virginia,
and three sons, David, John and Brian, their wives,
and several grandchildren.
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Early PALEN endeavors (he owned a summer home in back onto the rack.
voting Amenia in Dutchess County that needed “I started with 300 pounds on my rst lift,
protocols FROM PAGE 3
Putnam tending, and he had a pilot’s license for then to 400,” he said. “To me, 300 pounds
“We couldn’t a ord Westchester, but I small aircraft), he still found time to get is light. Now I can lift 855 pounds o the
Putnam County will partici-
pate in early voting for the gen- never thought of Mahopac,” he said. “I had into the gym and continue his workouts rack, my personal best this year. People tell
eral election this fall. ere will
be nine days when registered a friend who moved up here and we would “I always found time to do it and all the me I should look it up in the Book of Guin-
voters can cast their ballot prior
to Election Day. e early vot- visit them on occasion, and I thought, why other exercises,” he said. “I could do more ness World Records. A lot of kids just stand
ing polling location for Putnam
County is at the Putnam Coun- not?” than 2,000 sit-ups.” around and watch me. I love to give advice
ty Board of Elections, 25 Old
Route 6, in Carmel. at was in 1965. Ten years ago, he discovered a program if they ask.”
Registered voters in Putnam “We got married and had kids right through his health insurance company Palen said he believes the mission of Sil-
County, can vote at the Board of
Elections building during these away,” he continued. “New house, new job. called Silver Sneakers, which provides free ver Sneakers is very important.
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Shed the Meds
250 pounds of old prescription
drugs disposed of properly
BY BOB DUMAS odic Shed the Meds days like the
EDITOR Sept. 21 event.
“ e [level] of participation
Town of Carmel residents from the residents of Carmel has
heeded the call earlier this month been very uplifting,” Byrne said.
and showed up en masse at the “ ese bags are lled with lots of
Town Hall to dispose of un- highly addictive drugs.”
wanted and expired prescription Supervisor Ken Schmitt
medications as part of the Shed stopped by the Town Hall to see
the Meds program. how the event was going and said
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne he was impressed.
sent a yer to residents announc- “It’s been extremely successful
ing the Sept. 21 date and residents today; we’ve had six full garbage
showed up with enough old meds bags,”he said.“It is extremely im- tation is not there for people to Assemblyman Kevin Byrne holds up some of the expired
to ll six large garbage bags that portant that communities do this use them inappropriately. is is prescription meds that were dropped at the Town Hall on Sept.
totaled approximately 250 pounds. and get the prescription meds a way for us to help and we will
out of the homes. If we get them have this again in the future.” 21. Standing with him, from left, are Supervisor Ken Schmitt,
e drugs were to be transported out of the home, then the temp- Frank Lombardi and Town Justice Joseph Spoffard.
to an incinerator in Westchester
County and destroyed. PHOTO: BOB DUMAS
“ is was a team e ort,” Byrne
said. “We sent a mailer to resi-
dents throughout the town and
there has been a tremendous re-
sponse—people emptying their
medicine cabinets and are getting
rid of their unused or expired
medications the right way. It’s
so important to get rid of them
safely. It protects our drinking
water and prevents someone who
might abuse them from having
access to them.”
Byrne said that keeping the
medications out of the hands of
the wrong people was only part
of the program’s goal.
“People may be ushing them
down their toilets and that com-
promises our drinking water, and
it impacts our environment,” the
assemblyman said. “So, there is
an additional bene t. It’s not
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MUSINGS Wednesday, Oct. 16, 4:30 p.m. of Mahopac will hold a dance payment. e church is located Day Camp, 825 Union Valley
FROM PAGE 2
For grades 1-2. Surprise your party on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 411 Route 6N at Secor Road. Road, Carmel, will host a day
friends and family with this 7-10:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per St. John’s to honor the memory of Cait-
Group which meets on the third tricky craft. Program takes place person, which includes Latin lyn Rose Savio. Caitlyn was a
Wednesday of each month. New in the Learning Lab at Mahopac dance lessons with Frank Elia, Food Pantry 20-year-old Carmel resident
members are always welcome. Library; registration is required. appetizers, dinner and dessert, who lost her life in a car acci-
is month the group will dis- Register online at www.ma- co ee and tea. Bring your own e St. John’s Food Pantry has dent on Aug. 11, 2011. Caitlyn
cuss “Alternate Side” by Anna hopaclibrary.org, or call 845- cold beverage. Limited seat- extended its hours to include was a graduate of Carmel High
Quindlen. Pick up a copy at the 628-2009, ext. 139. ing. Reserve in advance with ursday evenings, 5:30-7 p.m., School, a nursing student at the
library’s circulation desk. Call Dance Party prepayment. Email name and for Nov. 14, and Dec. 12. Regu- University of Rhode Island, and
for information: 845-628-2009, telephone number to rstpres- lar hours are Fridays, 10 a.m.- a lifeguard at Lake Carmel. e
ext. 100. [email protected] noon. All are welcome. St. John’s foundation is raising money to
Spider Jack in the Box e First Presbyterian Church com.You will be contacted for Church is located at 221 East provide scholarships to Car-
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Shred-It Day quisite teas, savory sandwiches
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the Mahopac rehouse), 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Maximum allowance Mass and Concert
of three boxes per vehicle. Don’t
worry about removing staples, In celebration of Columbus
paperclips or metal strips on le Day, the Italian American Club
folders. You can witness the en- (IAC) of Mahopac and St. John
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truck. No plastics, CDs, DVDs, and concert. e event is Sun-
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binders, binder clips. Paper only! 11:30 a.m. mass and followed by
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DEP tion is a clear violation of…the a lobbyist and help deal with the it because he only had one per- in the range of $40,000.
Sewer Use Law,” noting that,
FROM PAGE 1 “such agreements involving the DEP and the town’s ongoing mit left to obtain to remedy the Schmitt noted he would ab-
Mahopac Wastewater Treat-
hookup by Blu at the Lakehouse ment Plant are not valid without attempts to gain more latitude Blu Restaurant sewer issue and stain from the vote because
restaurant on South Lake Bou- prior written approval from the
levard to the town sewer line. NYCDEP” and that the DEP for things such as developing a therefore hiring the rm would while he favored the concept
had never provided written ap-
e property is owned by Coun- proval for the hookup. sewer treatment plant and get- be a waste of taxpayer money. of letting an outside law rm
cilman Mike Barile and the issue
has been written about in a se- Rush also wrote that the con- ting New York City to pay its “Why are there no numbers handle the matter, he felt the
ries of columns by David McKay nection violates a 1938 agree-
Wilson for e Journal News. ment between the town and the “fair share” in property taxes. attached (to the resolution) so Cozen O’Connor contract was
city that outlines which prop-
In the Sept. 26 DEP letter ob- erties can connect to the sewer However, that resolution did not taxpayers know how much mon- too costly.
tained by Mahopac News, Paul system and under what circum-
V. Rush, deputy commissioner stances they can do it. carry enough votes to pass. ey is being spent?” he asked. “I “It’s excessive; it’s a lot of
of the city’s Bureau of Water
Supply, writes that the DEP has e letter also notes that the Although Barile had to recuse think the taxpayers should know, money,” he said. “When I rst
“spent several weeks reviewing County Department of Health
the town of Carmel’s request to had issued a letter of noncom- himself from the vote on hir- and I’d like to know how much read it, I was very concerned
allow an out-of-district sewer pliance for the sewer connection.
connection for the business at ing Cozen O’Conner, he said money is being spent on this.” SEE DEP PAGE 28
825 South Lake Boulevard. (Blu However, Bush concluded
Restaurant). e town’s request that the out-of-district connec- he was vehemently opposed to e cost, he learned, would be
came to us this summer after tion would actually be bene cial
this restaurant received a viola- if all the proper permits were ob- Keep it fresh this fall
tion notice for an unpermitted tained to qualify it.
septic system from the state Sunday
Department of Environmental “Given the restaurant’s prox- Special
Conservation.” imity to Lake Mahopac, which
ultimately drains into parts of with Madi
Rush wrote that after receiv- the New York City reservoir sys-
ing the town’s request for the tem, it would be reasonable to FREE BLOW DRY
hookup, the DEP took a num- consider an out-of-district con-
ber of routine steps to see if the nection to ensure the adequate with any Chemical
restaurant quali ed. collection and treatment of Service & Haircut
wastewater,” Rush wrote. “In the
“DEP policy generally pro- end, this could meet DEP’s chief Actual Wednesday
hibits out-of-district connec- objective of providing maximum Client Special
tions to collection systems that protection for water quality in
feed City-owned wastewater our reservoirs.” with Kerry
treatment plants,” Rush wrote.
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discovered that the cap had been the matter, the Town Board vot-
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that connects the restaurant to Schmitt abstaining and Barile
Sewer District No. 1, and noted recusing himself, to hire Man-
that the cap had been in place hattan-based Cozen O’Connor
when the DEP had visited the law rm to handle the matter.
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DEP But Schmitt said the town needed for- ‘It’s a simple violation; it’s a citation. We deal with them
mal RFPs in writing, not consultations every single day. It doesn’t make someone corrupt.’
FROM PAGE 27 over the phone.
about it. We are going to spend poten- Barile contended that he had all the Real estate agent
tially in excess of $40,000 on it. I don’t paperwork, which had been missing in Chair, Putnam County Chamber of Commerce
think that needs to be the case at all. I Town Hall up until a month or so ago,
think you heard tonight that Councilman and it documents the chronology of the cross the T’s.” am suggesting you get an expediter, so
Barile has been in touch with the regula- controversial sewer hookup and will show
tory agencies and it sounds like they are he did everything correctly. He said only McDonough also noted that Barile’s you’re not spending all that money on an
reviewing the matter and will be making two board members were willing to look
a decision on it and they are OK with is- at the les, adding that if they had all in- documents did indicate that despite attorney doing that work. ese are mat-
suing the necessary permits.” spected them, they would no longer feel
the need to bring in outside counsel. some published reports, the DEC would ters that attorneys are not necessarily very
Barile said he has approvals from the
DEC, the county Health Department “I’m not an expert. I’ve always said, let not require a State Pollution Discharge skilled in. Hiring an attorney to do a fo-
and the town of Carmel. He still awaits the professionals do it,” Lupinacci said of
the DEP, but noted that the agency Barile’s paperwork. “If you (Barile) have Elimination System (SPDES) permit rensic search just doesn’t make any sense.”
moves “at a snail’s pace.” everything and it can be easily resolved
then it should not cost close to $40,000. because the discharge at Blu Restaurant Maher added that what happened to
Barile also questioned why the town But we need outside counsel because
didn’t put out bids (requests for propos- right now we are ying somewhat blind.” did not exceed the ow-rate threshold. Barile and Blu Restaurant is common-
als) for an independent law rm, a prob-
lem he says has plagued the town for At one point, Barile contended that Schneider went on to say that while the place and made more complex because
years and the reason why the state comp- the whole matter was payback and ret-
troller’s o ce recently performed an au- ribution from fellow board members for permitting process may indeed be com- the history of it goes back several decades.
dit of the Carmel government’s procure- notifying the state comptroller’s o ce re-
ment policies—the results of which are garding the procurement issue and asking ing to a close, he felt having it all vetted “It is easy for me to understand what
pending. for an investigation into what he called
“corruption.” He said there are other sew- by independent counsel was important. happened with [Barile’s] property be-
Schmitt agreed. er hookups throughout town with similar
“I think we could have gotten RFPs issues but no one was investigating those. “ ere is a lot of discord that is being cause I am in the real estate business,”
from other law rms, but we didn’t do
that,” the supervisor said. “So, I don’t Councilwoman Suzi McDonough said sewn out in the public based on misinfor- she said. “But it is really sad that it turned
want to accept this particular one because she reviewed Barile’s documents and
we don’t have competing proposals.” while admitting she was not an expert in mation,” he said. “It’s a small amount to into this circus. I am saddened by these
Councilman John Lupinacci said he such matters, she said it appeared there
had contacted a rm in White Plains and were some things still missing. pay to restore trust and con dence.” articles [in e Journal News]. It’s a sim-
Councilman Jonathan Schneider said he
spoke with an Albany-based lawyer, add- “Was everything done that needed to Jennifer Maher, a local real estate agent ple violation; it’s a citation. We deal with
ing that one consultant told him no local be done? I did not see it,” she said. “Is it
law rm would touch this case “with a in the works? Well, I saw an email saying and chair of the board of directors for the them every single day. It doesn’t make
10-foot pole.” the Health Department now has every-
thing. But I am looking to dot the I’s and Putnam County Chamber of Commerce, someone corrupt. e amount of money
told the Town Board that issues such as you are going to spend [on lawyers] is go-
Blu Restaurant’s sewer hookup are com- ing to be 10 times more than any dam-
mon and hiring a law rm to deal with it ages done to the town or the taxpayers.
is excessive. “ is is a very simple thing,” she con-
“I deal with [violations] all the time tinued. “And I can guarantee you there are
and sometimes the trail can be quite lots of other properties that have similar
complicated,” she said. “We had a deal issues. Twenty years ago, the approval pro-
just this week and I promise you, it was cess was quite di erent, it was more lax,
not the attorneys who solved the viola- and this is something that happens quite
tions. It was the Realtors. I am not sug- often. A newspaper is basically making a
gesting you get a Realtor involved, but I mockery out of you guys and it’s sad.”
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A night for heroes
and a former player/
serviceman killed in
the line of duty, were
honored last Friday at
Mahopac’s Heroes Night.
PHOTOS: SKIP PEARLMAN
Mahopac honors rst responders, retires Kozloski’s No. 62
BY SKIP PEARLMAN coach Dom DeMatteo, Athletic
CONTRIBUTING WRITER Director Frank Miele and Su-
perintendent Anthony DeCarlo
Mahopac’s athletic department presented family members with a
and football program honored framed jersey, with Kozloski’s No.
rst responders and retired the 62, which was retired. e num-
number of a former player and ber will also stay on the eld’s
serviceman killed in the line of scoreboard permanently.
duty at a pregame ceremony on Ally Mosiello, Kozloski’s best
Friday, Oct. 4. friend in high school, said the
Chief Warrant O cer Mi- community ceremony was a t-
chael Kozloski, 35, a 2001 Ma- ting tribute to his friend.
hopac graduate, was killed in Jan- “We were inseparable in high
uary while working in the Coast school,” Mosiello said. “He was a
Guard buoy yard in Homer, great human being, really an ex-
Alaska. Kozloski, who had a wife, cellent person.Tonight meant the
Brienne, and four children, was in world...to his family. It’s making
the Coast Guard for 17 years. the best of a bad situation, and we
Members of the Kozloski all really appreciate that he’ll be
family, and friends of the fam- immortalized on the eld.” PHOTOS: SKIP PEARLMAN
ily, were on hand in an emo- e second part of the ceremo-
tional ceremony at mid eld, as Mahopac Athletic Director Frank Miele (left) current coach Dom DeMatteo, Superintendent Anthony
Mahopac legendary coaches Joe ny honored rst responders, and DiCarlo and former coach Gerry Keevins (right) present a framed jersey to the Kozloski family.
included re ghters and police
Corace, Ted Georgalas and Ger- and sheri deputies from around Also on hand were the Mahopac hopac youth programs. ere Westchester airport.
ry Keevins presented the family the area, NYPD members, and Maniacs, cheerleaders, the ‘Pac- was also a yover by a medi- SEE HEROES PAGE 31
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HEROES ‘ is is why people move to Mahopac; there’s a special spirit to it. I have it—I bleed blue and gold.
And tonight was a night where all of those pieces kind of t together.’
FROM PAGE 30
–Athletic Director Frank Miele
e event was the brainchild Mahopac Schools
of Miele, who, along with many
in the crowd, were deeply moved
by the two ceremonies that took
“I’ve worked here for 39 years,
and had the good luck to come
back this year,” Miele said. “I’m
big on giving back, on saying
thank you to people who are so
instrumental to our safety, and
to the spirit in our community,
and that’s what this night was
“ is is why people move to
Mahopac; there’s a special spirit
to it,” Miele added. “I have it—I
bleed blue and gold. And tonight
was a night where all of those
pieces kind of t together. I had
organized the Heroes Night
rst, then the Kozloski (num-
ber retirement) came across my
desk, and it seemed like every-
thing kind of t. It was a special
night that really says what our
community is all about.”
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The Indians enter
Mahopac starts slow, can’t ﬁnd footing in 34-14 loss
BY SKIP PEARLMAN “I thought we panicked a little for a TD, but the Mounties went
CONTRIBUTING WRITER on defense,” said Head Coach into the half up by 20.
Dom DeMatteo. “ at’s not the e Indians scored their only
On Heroes Night, where the way we played the (prior) two other TD with two minutes to
Mahopac High School football weeks. Turnovers didn’t help...we play, when QB Anthony DeMat-
program honored heroes of many misplayed a kick and we’re two teo found Vin Bastone for a 45-
kinds, it was the visiting Mount- (touchdowns) down right o the yard strike to account for the nal
ies of Su ern who grabbed the bat.” margin.
spotlight once the smoke settled Mahopac (2-3) started with “Zach had an excellent game
and the game started. the ball, but a three-and-out re- for us,” DeMatteo said. “An in-
e Indians weren’t able to sulted in Su ern (3-2) taking terception, a touchdown, and
get anything going against the over, and scoring a quick TD, less all he does, he probably had our
Mounties from the start, and than halfway through the rst. most complete game.
mistakes didn’t help Mahopac, as Mahopac fumbled the ensuing “But we got down 21-0, and
Su ern scored twice in the rst kicko , Su ern recovered, and we weren’t playing to our ability
6:35, on the way to a 34-14 vic- two plays later scored again, and on defense,” DeMatteo added.
tory. Mahopac was in a hole, down “ at can be frustrating. We do
e numbers tell the story: 14-0 with 5:25 in the rst. something good, then we make a
Mahopac—which trailed 27-7 at Senior captain and wideout/ few bad plays that hurt us. John
halftime—was out-rushed, 424- DB Zach Esteves picked o Suf- Ryan, Dom Perricone and Adam
69, with Mahopac earning 139 fern QB Kasey Sullivan late in Montalvo—played really well on
total yards to Su ern’s 443. the rst half and went 90 yards the defensive line in the second
half. O ensively, we just didn’t
make plays. We have to get bet-
ter. ey shut down our running
game, and that puts us in a tough
DeMatteo said the Heroes
Night atmosphere was exciting
for the team and the program.
“It was a special night,” he said.
“It’s important for the commu-
nity to honor the Kozloski fam-
ily, and to follow with the (he-
roes ceremony). It’s great for the
school and the community. (Ath-
letic Director) Frank Miele had
the idea, and organized it, and it
was truly a special event.”
Next up for the Indians is
Homecoming Night, Friday at 7
p.m., vs. Arlington. e Admirals
(3-2) are coming o a 34-14 loss
“ ey’re great running the ball,
and have a sound defense,” De-
PHOTOS: SKIP PEARLMAN Matteo said. “We’ll have to play The Mahopac Maniacs, in blackout mode, came out to support
Mahopac got off to a slow start last Friday and lost to Suffern, 34-14. our best game of the year.” the football team and be part of Heroes Night.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019 SPORTS MAHOPAC NEWS PAGE 33
Senior quarterbackATHLETE SPOTLIGHT – JACK CAREY wants to reclaim Higgins Trophy
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER Most people don’t know this but Who is your favorite profes-
before every game I always take a sional athlete and why?
glance in the stands where I know Tim Tebow is my favorite pro-
Jack Carey, a senior, is a quarter- I will nd my MSA coaches usu- fessional player. No matter how
back for the Mahopac varsity foot- ally standing together. It brings me good or bad of play he makes,
ball team. back to where it all started and re- he owns it and remains humble.
How old were you when you minds me of all the great memories He worked hard to achieve what
started playing football and what I have playing football. many people said he couldn’t. On
got you started? Do you have any goals for your and o the eld, he is a great role
I started playing tackle football nal season at Mahopac? model.
in third grade. I always watched Bringing the Higgins Trophy What is your favorite music to
football on Sunday with my fam- back to Mahopac (awarded to the listen to warming up for a game?
ily. When I was in rst grade, my winner of the Mahopac vs. Carmel Although it is not a fan favorite,
dad signed me up for ag.I loved it game, Friday, Oct. 18). country music is my go-to.
and couldn’t wait to be able to play Who has been your biggest If you could have one super-
tackle. role model over the years and power, what would it be and
What is your favorite thing what have you learned from why?
about being on the football team them? I would like to be able to heal
at Mahopac? My biggest role model over the people. I have seen the devastat-
Playing under the lights on Fri- years is by far my parents. Both my ing e ects cancer has on people.
day nights with all my teammates. mother and father have taught me When my grandmother was bat-
ere is nothing better than play- to work hard for everything and tling cancer, I would have done
ing in front of the Mahopac Ma- how to live life to the fullest. anything to be able to take it away.
niacs. Do you plan on continuing Where is your favorite place
What is your favorite team playing sports in college? to go on vacation and why?
activity or pregame or post- Sports has always been a big part My favorite place to go is Ocean Jack Carey
game ritual that you share with of my life. I can see myself trying City, Md. I love spending time at
your teammates? What about a to do a club sport depending on the beach with my family and eat- FILE PHOTO/SKIP PEARLMAN
personal pregame or postgame which college I go to. ing at Fager’s Island.
ritual? Do you know what you want to Favorite place to eat locally?
My favorite pre-game team study in college? Mike and Joe’s. eir penne
ritual is running out of the smoke- I am not 100-percent sure yet, vodka pizza is the best thing you Hudl because what else am I show you like to binge?
lled tunnel to the sound of the but I think I want to major in busi- will ever eat. supposed to do when I am not at “Friends” and “New Girl”; they
Mahopac fans cheering and the ness. I still have to gure out which What is the go-to app on your practice always make me laugh.
band playing the Seminole chant. area of business I want to study. phone? Do you have a favoriteTV
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Mahopac improves to 9-2
Indians rout Carmel, complete sweep of John Jay
BY SKIP PEARLMAN e Patriots made it interesting with a goal that cut
CONTRIBUTING WRITER the de cit in half, but Mahopac’s defense held up.
Mahopac girls soccer beat John Jay (East Fishkill) for “ at was a hard-fought and physical game,” said
the second time this season last Friday (Oct. 4), post- Mahopac coach Casey Carroll. “I was impressed with
ing a 2-1 win at home. Two days earlier, the Indians John Jay. We missed a lot of opportunities, but give
blasted Carmel, 7-0, improving to 9-2 overall, and 4-1 credit to John Jay.
“Our center mids—Pereira and Jenna Daly—played
e Indians were scheduled to host Yorktown on really well for us,” Carroll added. “ ey opened the eld
Monday (Oct. 7) for Senior Night, but rain caused the up and gave us opportunities.”
game to be postponed to Tuesday (too late for this edi-
tion). In the team’s 7-0 rout of Carmel (2-7-1), DiVin-
cenzo had a hat-trick, and Klammer, Sabrina Nogula,
In Mahopac’s win over John Jay (7-5), the Indians Alyssa Chiulli and Pereira all had goals for Mahopac in
missed a number of scoring chances, but led 1-0 at the team’s Breast Cancer Awareness Game.
halftime on an unassisted goal from Grace DiVincenzo
in the 22nd minute. Mia Klammer scored what turned “ e Breast Cancer game meant a lot to the girls,”
out to be the winner ve minutes into the second half, Carroll said. “We honored people close to us all who
o a feed from Hailey Pereira. have been a ected. We got a great team e ort all-
around. We were on that day.”
Grace DiVincenzo had a
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FILE PHOTO/SKIP PEARLMAN
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Mahopac volleyball picks up three wins
Tops Ketcham, Carmel, Ursuline; falls to John Jay
BY SKIP PEARLMAN
Mahopac volleyball picked up three wins in four tries last week,
beating Roy C. Ketcham, Carmel and Ursuline to improve to 5-8
overall, 3-3 in league play.
Monday (Oct. 7) at Mahopac, the Indians took down Ketcham in
straight sets, 25-20, 25-13, 25-21.
Playing without Bella Marinelli, who was injured in another match,
coach Jay Melville said his team wasn’t at its best.
“We didn’t play to our capability,” Melville said. “We were very
sloppy, not the level I’m used to seeing. I want to see the consistency
we had against Ursuline. We were focused and consistent.”
e Indians dropped a 3-0 match the prior Friday, Oct. 4, at John
Jay (East Fishkill).
Colleen Kelly had 16 assists, Gabri-
elle Rocchio had 16 digs, and Caitlyn
O’Boyle added 7 kills, but the Indians
went down, 25-16, 25-20, 25-16, to
the Patriots (9-7).
“I thought we had turned a corner
in our win over Ursuline, but we came
in unfocused, and our consistency was
not there,” Melville said. “Our passing
was o from the start, and we let them
dominate us at the net.”
One day earlier at home against
Carmel (0-9), the Indians rolled to a
25-8, 25-17, 25-18 victory over the
Diana Kone led Mahopac with 11
kills, Rocchio had 11 digs, and Kelly
had 15 assists.
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Krista Dietz scoring the only goal for Mahopac.
10/1-10/7 It was assisted by Gabby Gonzalez. Katie Iarussi
(0 saves) and Stephanie Miller (6 saves, 1 goal al-
lowed) split goalkeeping duties.
MAHOPAC 3 BREWSTER 1
Monday, Oct. 7
Mahopac got back on the winning track with a
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MAHOPAC 1 KETCHAM 3 • Saturday, Oct. 12, vs. Carmel, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 2 Soccer (Boys) (3-8-1, 2-3) Gabby
Tatiana Moran scored the Indians’ lone goal, Gonzalez
assisted by Gabby Gonzalez. In net, Katie Iarussi assists last
made 5 saves and Stephanie Miller made 6 saves. MAHOPAC 1 ARLINGTON 2
Wednesday, Oct. 2
MAHOPAC 1 VS. JOHN JAY EAST FISHKILL 1
ursday, Oct. 3 MAHOPAC 0 JOHN JAY EAST FISHKILL 2
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‘When am I going home?’
My clients and their families sible and an obvious rst option than $879 per month of income, of the rm of Enea, Scanlan &
regularly tell me that their spouses to nursing home care. Perhaps, GUEST they can enroll in a Pooled Com- Sirignano, LLP of White Plains,
and loved ones who are admitted the most important factor in mak- CORNER munity Trust managed by a char- and a home o ce in Somers. He
to a nursing home or rehab facility ing Medicaid home care such an ity, and their income above the can be reached at 914-948-1500.
regularly ask them… “When am I important rst option is that un- ANTHONY J. $879 can be utilized to pay their Mr. Enea is the Past Chair of the
ENEA expenses for housing, clothing, Elder Law and Special Needs
going home?” like eligibility for nursing home food, heating, electrical, gas, taxes Section of the New York State
It has been my experience that Medicaid, there is no ve ve-year
the vast majority of seniors would look-back period for the uncom- and insurance, etc. If the Pooled Bar Association (NYSBA). He is
prefer to age in their own home pensated non-exempt transfer Community Trust is not utilized the Chair of the Senior Lawyers
rather than a nursing home and/or of assets (gifts) with respect to If the option of avoiding a spou- by the applicant, they would lose Section of (NYSBA). Mr. Enea is
other long-term care facilities. eligibility for home care Medicaid. sal transfer and executing a spousal their monthly income in excess the Past President and a founding
e decision of whether one us, if one were to transfer all of refusal is available, either because of the $879. For a couple residing member of the New York Chapter
will be able to age at home is con- their non-IRA/non-retirement the well spouse’s assets and income in the community needing home of the National Academy of Elder
tingent upon a number of factors, assets to their children and/or a are below the community spouse care, they can have up to $1,287 Law Attorneys (NAELA). He
such as one’s nances, eligibility Medicaid Asset Protection Trust, resources and income allowance per month of income and $22,800 is also a member of the Council
for the Medicaid home care ser- on the rst of the month following or because both the applicant and of savings. of Advanced Practitioners of the
vices, physical and mental condi- the transfer the applicant would be spouse are willing to transfer their ere are numerous bene cial National Academy of Elder Law
tion, the level of care one requires nancially eligible for home-care non-IRA/non-retirement assets reasons for one’s health and men- Attorneys and is a Certi ed Elder
and whether the home is suitable Medicaid services. Additionally, as to a Medicaid Asset Protection tal well being to remain at home Law Attorney as certi ed by e
and/or can be made suitable to with the Medicaid nursing home Trust and/or to their children or as long as possible. e Medicaid National Elder Law Foundation
serve one’s needs. program, the home care program others, then executing a spousal home care program in New York as accredited by the American
It is a decision that is both com- also permits the spousal impov- refusal letter and its nancial con- provides seniors with a signi cant Bar Association. Mr. Enea is the
plex and heart wrenching for the erishment rules. us, if assets are sequences can be avoided. incentive to remain and age at President of the Westchester Bar
people placed in the position of transferred from an ill spouse to e eligibility requirements home. Foundation and a Past President
making the decision. I have expe- the well spouse, the well spouse for Medicaid home care require of the Westchester County Bar
rienced rst-hand the emotional can refuse to utilize their assets and that the applicant necessitate as- Anthony J. Enea, Esq. is a member Association.
toll the decision to place a mother, income to support the ill spouse, sistance with the activities of daily
father and/or grandparent in a and can instead execute a spousal living (walking, dressing, bath-
Saving a Life EVERY 11 MINUTEShome in icts upon oneself and the refusal letter. is would allow the ing, going to the bathroom and
family members involved. ill spouse to become eligible for cooking). From a nancial eligi- aloneI’m never
Fortunately, in New York City, nursing home and/or home care bility perspective, the applicant,
Medicaid subject to Medicaid’s if single, can have no more than
the ve boroughs, Westchester, right to pursue a claim against the $15,450.00 of savings and no
Rockland, Putnam and immedi- refusing spouse for the value of the more than $879.00 per month of
ate adjacent counties, the Medic-
aid home care program is acces- services Medicaid provided. income. If the applicant has more
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Engineer Richard J. Franzetti, OF SUPPLY LINES THE USE OF WATER.
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Town Code of the Town of OF SWIMMING POOLS, Clerk is directed to publish
Carmel, the Town Board, acting PORTABLE AND this resolution in the o cial
as Commissioners of the Carmel OTHERWISE, EXCEPT newspapers of the Town and to
Water District #4 in, hereby SWIMMING POOLS post said resolution on the o cial
declares a water emergency with DESIGNED AND USED bulletin Board of the Town.
respect to and within Carmel EXCLUSIVELY FOR By Order of the Town Board of
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BE IT FURTHER (6) THE USE OF Ann Spo ord, Town Clerk
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