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Mahopac News 7.11.19

VOL. 10 NO. 20 Visit TapIntoMahopac.net for the latest news. THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2019

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Revolutionary War re-enactors
AMERICA! representing the 2nd New York
fire off a cannon during the grand
finale of the Fouth of July concert in
Red Mills Park. The show featured
the patriotic sounds of the Norm
Hathaway Big Band. Earlier in

the day, Mahopac VFW Post
No. 5491 held its second annual
Fourth of July boat parade on Lake

Mahopac. We have pictures of
both events in our centerspread,

pages 14 and 15.

PHOTO: CHRIS LOVELL

Airport Park project poised to enter Phase 2

New turf for playing elds will be seeded this month

BY BOB DUMAS Airport Park is on schedule, with Phase 1 ground, pavilion, bleachers and conces- marked, and the park’s driveway will be
EDITOR wrapped up and Phase 2 ready to begin. sion stand. In addition, fencing and a new improved.
parking lot will be installed, hiking paths
e $2.2 million renovation project at e project will create ve soccer/la- through the woods will be upgraded and SEE AIRPORT PAGE 6
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The Staff Firemen’s Parade 11, at 7 p.m. along Route 6. e a.m. to 2 p.m., to help raise mon- Donations will be accepted at
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Carmel police boat gets makeover
Vessel will be patrolling Lake Mahopac this summer

BY BOB DUMAS hopac this summer. “At the end of the boating board. “I made some inquiries fantastic. Jimmy’s Marine did a
EDITOR Police Chief Mike Cazzari season last year, I had the boat about who did that kind of re- great job on it.”
cleaned and power-washed. e pair. Jimmy’s Marine World was
e Carmel Police Depart- told the Town Board at its June guy who was doing that work recommended. ey do work for Schmitt said it was well worth
ment’s patrol boat has received 26 meeting that he authorized had me come and look at all the numerous boats on the Hud- the $15,000 to repair it because
a $15,000 makeover and will be the much-needed repairs and deep gouges and cuts that were son—most notably, Tarrytown’s a new vessel similar to Carmel
a strong presence on Lake Ma- the boat is now is ready to hit in the hull,” Cazzari told the police boat is repaired annually PD’s boat would cost in the
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down the side of the boat.
ere were cracks all underneath
the lettering, so it wasn’t just A few years ago, the boat was
about patching the deep cuts. in pretty rough shape. For several
years—mostly during the transi-
ere were some compromised tion between Chief Cazzari and
areas throughout the entire hull, his predecessor, Michael John-
and they recommended that son—the boat was kept inactive
they sand it and re-gelcoat the in the parking lot of Sycamore
entire hull and refurbish it.” Park and was left unmaintained.

Cazzari said he went forward “It was abandoned and left,”
with the hull refurbishing and Cazzari said.
had them add a tow bar to the
back of the boat. ey also re- Councilman John Lupinacci
placed the nonskid areas along said he wanted to make sure the
the gunnels because they were public didn’t think Cazzari was
beginning to peel o . e entire responsible for the abandon-
cost of the overhaul was $15,113. ment of the boat.

“I went down to the marina “We had stopped using it, this
and looked at it and it looks fab- was during the transition be-
ulous,” Supervisor Ken Schmitt tween the two chiefs when this
said of the refurbished vehicle. board had said no more patrol-
“It looks like the day it was de- ling,” Lupinacci said. “I don’t
livered back in 2004. It looks
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Boy Scout Thomas Matta poses
Volunteers help in his recently completed gaga
assemble the gaga pit pit at Sycamore Park. The project

spectator benches. for his Eagle Scout Award.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF
BERNADETTE MATTA

Eagle Scout project
complete: Gaga pit

ready for play

Fans of Sycamore Park, both young objective of being the last person stand- stone dust (decomposed granite) for the

and old, now have a new reason to enjoy ing. Players hit the ball at each other ooring.

the park. with their hands and are eliminated if the e gaga pit was built near the chil-

Boy Scout omas Matta has o cially ball strikes them on or below the knee. dren’s playground, near the building that

completed a gaga ball pit at Sycamore e game is commonly played inside a is the former theater. e project also in-

for his Eagle Scout project. Gaga ball is fenced-in hexagonal pit. cluded the construction of some benches

a variant of dodgeball that is played with Matta’s gaga pit features a 30-inch- for spectators.

one ball. e game combines dodging, high fence made of pressure-treated e cost to build the pit was around

striking, running and jumping, with the wood and is 20 feet in diameter. He used $3,500.

POLICE BOAT e Town Board said it wants to make is cared for and maintained at the end of Matta, center, with Recreation Director
sure something like this doesn’t happen each season before it’s wrapped for winter. Jim Gilchrist, left, and Supervisor Ken
FROM PAGE 4 again. Schmitt, at the gaga pit
“Why would you own a boat and leave
want the public to think that Chief Ca- “I want it taken care of in the future it in the parking lot [all summer] when
zzari just left that boat there. He is now and try to keep the repairs local,” said the re department and police depart-
taking charge and maintaining it and will Councilman Mike Barile. ment…might need it?” the chief said. “It’s
be patrolling the lake.” not going to sit all yearlong anymore.”
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AIRPORT Library to upgrade
audio/video
FROM PAGE 1
technology with
Je Contelmo, senior principal engineer for Insite En- state aid

gineering, Surveying & Landscape Architecture, the rm e Mahopac Public Library will be able to up-
grade its audio and video technology thanks to state
overseeing the project, and Jim Gilchrist, director of the aid it will soon receive.

Recreation and Parks Department, went before the Town State Sen. Pete Harckham announced last week
that 18 libraries in the 40th Senate District, includ-
Board last month to provide an update. ing Mahopac, will receive bullet aid from the senate
in the amount of $13,88 each. e aid will be used
“We are back on track with Phase 1. We had been ght- for a variety of expenditures to bene t the libraries
and their respective communities.
ing the weather. ere’s been a tremendous amount of rain
“ e libraries in my district receiving New York
this spring,” Gilchrist told the board. “We were behind by State Senate aid will put the money to great use for
important projects such as advanced technology for
about two weeks, but we are still within our window to get the hearing and visually impaired,” Harckham said.
that work done. We are trying to get the second phase go- Plans for Airport Park “We worked hard to bring this funding into our com-
munities, and we’re pleased that we could deliver for
ing right into the summer/fall growing season. Everything FILE PHOTO our wonderful libraries as well as for our constituents.”

seems to be working like clockwork right now.” Michele J. Capozzella, director of Mahopac Pub-
lic Library, said the money represents a substantial
Gilchrist explained that Phase 2 is the establishment of investment in advanced audio and video technology
in the library’s community room which serves all
the playing surface and irrigation system. He said the Rec tiation of the main header for an irrigation system and ages and abilities.

Department opted to go with seed over sod, which means $120,001 for the irrigation distribution system for the re- “ e enhanced video and audio will be especially
helpful to our audio and visually impaired patrons,”
“we are going to have a growing season where the park will maining four elds. she said. “On behalf of the director and the Board
of Trustees, I extend our thanks to Sen. Harckham.
be closed while the grass is growing.” “[ e contractor] will establish the turf and then main- We are very grateful to have been chosen to receive
these funds.”
Gilchrist added that this is also when many of the park’s tain it throughout the growing cycle, and then we will pick
ArItnicle-pHrovoidemd byeSenS. Hearrckvhaimc’seo sce Available
amenities, such as the outbuilding and playground will be it up next year,” Gilchrist said.

constructed. Contelmo said Pitchcare o cials said they will be ready

“We do believe that substantial completion of Phase 1 to begin work in early July, which, he said, is when Phase

will hit around the end of this month,” Contelmo said. 1 will wrap up.

“One of the most important aspects of this project has al- Gilchrist said that when Phase 1 is complete, he will

ways been the growing season for the turf. Ideally, we want also begin work on the fencing part of the project.

to start the work associated with the soil amendments, the “When [the Phase 1] contractor pulls out we will walk

top soil, the seeding, the mulching, all happening through- the park and mark out the fencing lines, instead of trying

out July and August, so as soon as the wetter weather to draw it out on a map,” he said. “And then we will come

comes around in September we will have had a month and to the Town Board to go out for bid. at work will go on

a half for the grass to get rooted and get started. at’s very right as Phase 2 is starting. It will be nished before the

important. Time is of the essence in that regard.” elds are completed.”

Gilchrist said the town received three bids for Phase 2 Gilchrist said the fence will be black chain link with

of the project and recommended accepting a $691,678 bid various break points for people to get in but will still keep

from US Pitchcare LLC, which he said was substantially vehicles o the elds.

lower than the rest. e base amount of the bid, which Gilchrist added that during that point they will also run

includes the establishment and initial maintenance of the electric service to where the outbuilding will be. e power

turf, was $527,301. It also includes $44,376 for the ini- will also be used for the irrigation system and security system.

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Yes, Floyd, the Marianne Williamson,
president is racist word warrior

Each time I write a column about Trump made explicitly racist and bigoted Out of all the candidates in the known for, like the Hyde Amendment
Donald Trump, the heated texts remarks, calling Mexican immigrants Democrat debates, the one I’ve and moving far left. But since the debate,
from Floyd (not his real name) criminals and rapists; proposing a ban on been taken with the most so his numbers have tanked. And now he

far is Marianne Wil- is out and about again,

start coming, accusing all Muslims entering liamson. LIFE, apparently rejecting his
She’s a very evocative HEALTH, sta ’s decision to push
me of being hateful HERE the U.S.; and suggest- him far to the left for
and unfair. Floyd is AND ing a judge should speaker. POLITICS the primary, where all
especially reactive when NOW! recuse himself from a
I call out Trump for his case solely because of Don’t get me wrong.

economic and immi- BERNIE the judge’s Mexican I don’t agree with her MARA the other candidates
gration policies, which KOSBERG heritage. Trump was politics. But I like the SCHIFFREN are, in an attempt to
I consider racist and repeatedly slow to way she has visualized bring his numbers

the coming election back up. So, now he’s

discriminatory. condemn the white as a near apocalyptic unapologetic about his

Floyd has told me, supremacists who en- battle for the heart and soul of America. former stand on busing. And swearing

on a few occasions, that I should be dorsed him, retweeting their messages; “Mr. President — if you’re listening — to bring back Obamacare’s individual

careful about what I write—sometimes and tweeted an image of Hillary Clinton I want you to hear me please: You have mandate penalty for those not having

it pisses people o . at’s OK; Trump in front of a pile of money and beside harnessed fear for political purposes and insurance. In other words, he wants to

pisses me o constantly. a Jewish Star of David that said, “Most only love can cast that out. So, I, sir, I have raise your taxes again and he’s proud of it!

When it comes to politics, Floyd and corrupt candidate ever!” a feeling you know what you’re doing. I’m I have doubts that will prove popular!

I are polar opposites. He’s looking for a As president, Trump pandered to going to harness love for political purposes. Kamala Harris, meanwhile, raised her

John Wayne-type president—six-gun white supremacists after a violent rally in I will meet you on that eld, and sir, love hand in the debate, along with everyone

strapped to his side, racing across the Charlottesville, saying “both sides” were will win.” else, to support free healthcare for illegals.

sagebrush on his white horse—lead- to blame for the violence and chaos that Williamson wants to use love to heal But after the debate, when apparently

ing the country back to those good old ensued, and that there were “some very the rift in America, a rift she believes that position had not polled well or for

days when “might made right” and the ne people” among the Nazi sympathiz- Donald Trump has exploited with some other reason, she stated she did not

coloreds, foreigners and outsiders knew ers. Trump cracked jokes publicly about language that deliberately promotes fear support free healthcare for illegals. But

their place. I appreciate the browning of the Trail of Tears—the forced relocation in his fans. she did support federal busing programs

America and nd the di erences among of Native Americans from their ancestral Conservatives also believe that there to continue to integrate schools. e fol-

people thought-provoking and stimulat- homelands. He stereotyped black report- is a battle for the heart and soul of lowing week, however, that was no longer

ing. ers and embarrassed them publicly. America. But they see the battle di er- her position anymore. Now busing was

Lately, Floyd’s texts have become Trump has a long history of racist ently. ey see it as an attempt to hold something she was merely considering.

increasingly angry: “ ey’re taking unfair controversies which Nicholas Kristof, of on to the core values that has made Apparently, the polling did not go well

advantage of this country. Trump is not the New York Times has written about America into the great country that she for that one either. Or maybe the whole

racist; he just cares more about us. We are extensively. For brevity, I will summarize is. e current millennial generation that thing was a setup merely to weaken

the future; we know how to work hard his list: leans heavily left, for example, has much Biden by implying he’s a racist. And then

and get things done. Trump is putting In 1973, the U.S. Department of greater liking and respect for socialism to be forgotten. Never mind! Just forget

the world in its place, but he’s getting Justice sued the Trump Management than any previous generation. Whereas that the subject of busing once again

whipped from all sides by the media.” Corporation for violating the Fair Hous- conservatives believe that socialism reared its unpopular head in the Demo-

In one text after another, Floyd rants ing Act. Trump refused to rent to black would be a disaster here, as it has proven crat debates.

about Trump not being a racist. I nd it tenants and lied to black applicants about worldwide. It would be a destructive Other positions that emerged last

tiring and have had just about enough. whether apartments were available. force, the undoing of the uniqueness of week: Right before July 4th, both Beto

Yes, the news media has confronted In 1989, four black teenagers and one America. For many young people these O’Rourke and Julian Castro joined with

Trump repeatedly about his racist dia- Latino teenager, the “Central Park Five,” days, however, that seems to be a feature, Nike in proclaiming the original Betsy

tribes and attitudes. But, like Floyd, he were wrongly accused of attacking and not a bug. Ross ag, the one with the circle of 13

reacts indignantly, spouting denials: “I’m raping a jogger in New York City. Trump Williamson did make another point stars, as racist and hurtful. Huh? When

the least racist person that you’ve ever ran full-page ads in local papers demand- that I think is absolutely correct, that de- did the original American ag become

encountered.” ing, “BRING BACK THE DEATH tailed plans for this or that policy is not comparable to the Confederate ag, as

So, let’s take a long look at Trump’s PENALTY.” e teens’ convictions were what is going to win the election for the Castro stated?

actual record and his brand of racist lead- later vacated after they spent up to 13 Democrats. At the moment, that’s a plus Political commentator Scott Ad-

ership. It’s damaged many and will a ect years in prison. In October 2016, Trump for her side since most of the candidates ams once remarked that one reason

our youth, and their emerging beliefs, for said he still believes they’re guilty, despite seem all over the map. that candidate Trump’s language was

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LETTERS

We have a right to contractors that they select. At that meet- to the taxpayer. to the code of ethics have other than to
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To the editor, Ethics would change nothing. e prob- from mild disappointment to passionate
On July 2, the Putnam County Legis- lem is that saying something repeatedly claims of naivete, ignorance, and breaches When I’m elected to the legislature, I
does not make it a fact. Numerous mem- of duciary duty. Not one taxpayer who will ght to protect every Putnam County
lature voted to give themselves sweeping bers of the public, as well as myself, in- spoke was in favor of the law. e mini- resident’s right to open and transparent
authority to declare almost anything and formed the Legislature that this law was mum that the Legislature should have government.
everything con dential. Not only did they unconstitutional and that the law would done was to table the vote and have a
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Boom goes the reworks!

Fourth of July reworks are mini-atom bombs, it’s that after popular seats in the theater are In any case, my motto has al- went looking at after breakfast.
over—I wish. Unfortu- the Fourth… enough is enough. the ones closest to the exits, re- ways been live and let live. Enjoy We searched in vain for hours,
nately, some of the more works would eventually become your universe. Let me enjoy mine. our desperate calls punctuated
e problem, I believe, is that the passé. I can live with a war every Fourth by desultory explosions. Cynthia
of July and don’t really mind all began to cry.Tru es was 15 years
peace-loving, oldish farts in our ubiquity of reworks has made I don’t know, maybe there’s that much the sporadic blasts in old and had no experience in the
a Freudian explanation for the the months that follow. But what wild.
community, them cheaper. popularity of reworks. Maybe really gets me mad as hell is the
they’re a psychological comfort way those blasts make our pets We kept looking and look-
such as myself, OF HUMAN ere’s an arms food, like sex, a tense anticipation su er. And they do! ey’re more ing, didn’t even stop for lunch.
along with our INTEREST race out there: followed by a glorious release of sensitive to loud noise than we Suddenly, Cynthia cried, “IT’S
pets, animals Who can have pure annihilation. I mean some are. Plus, you can’t tell them not HER! I HEAR HER MEOW-
of the new reworks are beyond to be afraid. ING! ”
of the wild and LORENZO the biggest and loud. ey make the ground
newborns, will GARO the loudest shake and then you’re able to Tru es, as do many cats, has Mother’s ears, I couldn’t hear
have to endure arsenal? laugh because there you are, still a scary Fourth of July story. She’s anything. I followed Cynthia.
standing. However, as we all one of Cynthia’s much-doted- We stopped at a narrow opening
the blasts until Every year, know, the ground you walk on upon housecats. Every 4th of July, along the craggy ledge. Cyn-
is never safe. But facing a primal Cynthia gives her a sedative. One thia peeked in and shined her
at least the of course, they fear, even if it’s only by enact- year, before she had a chance to
ment, is a good stress reliever, I give her the pill,Tru es some- ashlight. Tru es lay calmly on
end of sum- get louder. One guess. Or maybe the popularity, how managed to slip out the her stomach, facing us, her front
the all-year-round reworks phe- door. Loud noises scare her, and paws tucked beneath her chest.
mer. Fireworks have gotten out can even hear the nuclear wind nomena is much simpler: Some she must have felt that she would She was only 20 feet away, but
people just like hearing things be safer outside. out of reach.
of hand. that trails some of the louder that go boom.
Above Cynthia’s house, not I thought that eventually she’d
I make no bones about it: I blasts. But that’s the nature of more than 100 yards away, there’s get hungry enough and come
a rocky ledge with pockets of tiny home. Cynthia and I could have
dislike reworks. Not recrackers the reworks industry. Every year hiding places.Tru es headed in some lunch, go to the beach, and
that direction. My advice was to Tru es would be waiting by the
or Roman candles, or the spec- they must come up with some- let her stay up there for the night. door when we got back. I said as
much to Cynthia and she looked
tacular display over New York thing bigger and better, more “She’ll be home by morn- at me as if I was crazy.
Harbor, I dislike reworks that powerful. Here’s how nalve I am. ing, when the war is over,” I told
Cynthia. “I’m not leaving here without
are loud enough to cause arrhyth- I always believed that in this age her! I’m going in there!”
Tru es didn’t come home. We
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e impact of helicopter parents

Dear Dr. Linda, in school…he’s on the honor roll as if you created a fantasy of a learning about cause and e ect child’s challenges, the parent is
child you want, not provided an or taking responsibility for their negligent in not taking advantage
Our son, Je , has been tutored because of me. Even so, I’m tired environment in which your son own work. of services o ered free by the
could discover his own talents school during the school year.
during the school year and his of ghting with the two of them. and weaknesses and take respon- Does this mean that a parent
sibility for his own education. should simply walk away and 6. e parent has been sold
summer vacations every year I’d appreciate it if you would let You admitted that you’ve paid let a child fail? Of course not. a bill of goods by the tutoring
thousands of dollars for tutor- When indicated, tutoring is company.
since he was them know ing to guarantee that that child excellent. If students are strug-
ful lls your fantasy. However, gling with a subject, obviously My husband and I have been
in rst grade. STRONG how important the fact that your son is refusing they need support. However, no evaluating and tutoring children
He’s been going LEARNING education is. to continue to follow your plan child needs tutoring continu- for over 40 years. In many cases,
to a nationally suggests that it isn’t his. e fact ously throughout his school life. tutoring is helpful (and success-
e following that he started lying to you in Everyone needs a break—and ful). If the child is struggling and
the opportunity to develop in experiences success in learning
known tutoring DR. LINDA years will de- fth grade tells me that. And the other areas of their lives one-on-one, the child wants to
center six hours SILBERT termine which lying likely comes from the fact go to tutoring (unless it interferes
a week. It’s cost college he’s that he doesn’t know how to get If I see a child who’s been tu- with fun activities his or her non-
you o his back. tored his entire life, I suspect one tutored friends are involved in).
us a fortune, but going to attend or more of the following may be
In my book, “Why Bad happening: But, as it seems in your case,
I thought it was and basically Grades Happen to Good Kids”, if it is overused, then something
I talk about the e ects “heli- 1. e parent is either totally else is going on. Start by calmly
essential. He’s his future. I copter parents” have on their oblivious of or in denial of the talking to your son, listening
children. ese parents hover child’s needs. to what he says is important to
now entering ninth grade and I’m know you’re going to agree with over their children, making sure him, and become his ally, not his
that every “t” is crossed and 2. e parent(s) is not realistic adversary, in achieving his dreams
insisting that we continue with me so I’m hoping that if they see every “i” is dotted. By not giving about the child’s potential. (not yours).
their children breathing room
the company. In fact, I just sent it in print, coming from you, I’ll to discover who they are and 3. e parent(s) is living vicari- Dr. Linda
what they can and can’t do, they ously through the child, trying to
in the payment for this summer. have a better chance of getting are delivering the tacit message make him achieve a goal that is Dr. Linda is co-author of “Why
that they think their children not his own. Bad Grades Happen to Good Kids,”
Especially now, I want to make Je to continue the tutoring. aren’t capable of doing the work and director of Strong Learning
themselves. Not only does this 4. If, after all of the tutoring, no Tutoring and SAT/ACT Test
sure he doesn’t slide back in read- Eileen harm their self-esteem, it denies demonstrated improvement has Prep. Send your questions to
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However, he’s refusing to go for I wish I could say that I totally
5. Although the parent (and
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an attorney, argues that Je is education is important and it’s

bright and will do just ne. Je well documented that many

knows his father is on his side, students “slide backwards” during

and that has harmed my relation- the summer months. But if Je

ship with Je . We argued all the has been tutored year-round

time during the year—he lied to since rst grade and is making

me about homework assignments the honor roll—never mind his

and tests. In fact, he’s been lying lying to you about school-related

to me since fth grade. issues—then there’s a problem.

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GARO BECKERMAN

FROM PAGE 10 FROM PAGE 11

“You can’t t in there!” I also realized that there were
“Yes, I can!” a bunch of things I didn’t see
“You’ll get stuck!” before that I really would have
“You can pull me out.” been much happier not know-
I had wondered why she wore her ing about. Once I put on my
gardening overalls on such a hot day. glasses, I realized I was much
Cynthia had foreseen this moment. grayer, had more wrinkles and
She crawled into the tiny space. was abbier than I’d previously
Alone, she’d have gotten stuck. Inch thought.
by inch, I pulled her by the ankles
to safety.Tru es was ne, but both “How do I look to you?” I
of Cynthia’s elbows were scraped asked my husband after my
and bleeding; her hair and face were realization.
smeared with mud, sweat and tears.
Honestly, she never looked better. “You look great, honey!” he
On the way back down the hill, a exclaimed.
loud, unexpected boom from close by
nearly stopped our hearts. “Uh-huh.” I nodded. “I
“Lunacy,” whispered Cynthia, guess you need glasses, too.”
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The parade kicked off at the VFW post on East Lake Boulevard with a three-gun salute by
the post’s color guard before the boats headed out. Later that evening, the Recreation &
Parks Department held a patriotic concert in Red Mills Park featuring the Norm Hathaway Big
Band, along with Colonial soldier re-enactments as they fired off a cannon at the climax of
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Dr. Larry Maxwell in the Revolutionary
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15 War garb of the 2nd New York talks
with some concert-goers before the
A local vet cannon is set off.
salutes during
the national
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Town, schools gauging interest in sport of rowing

Demonstration on Lake Mahopac draws enthusiastic crowd

BY BOB DUMAS with three of his rowers, and sev- it’s not big enough [for The students
EDITOR eral boats and rowing machines, meets].” get ready to
to explain the sport to the uniniti- head out onto
More than two dozen parents ated. School Superinten-
and kids gathered on the shores
of Lake Mahopac on East Lake “It is so exciting that you all are dent Anthony DiCar- the water.
Boulevard on a Saturday morning interested in rowing,” Reinke told
last month to learn about a new the crowd. “You have a beautiful lo attended the dem-
sport that might be coming to lake for it. High school rowing is
town and the school district. a wonderful sport to add to the onstration and said he
sports you already have. It’s a good
Town and school o cials are sport for the entire body—you use was excited about the
gauging the public’s interest in everything. I understand that this
the sport of rowing—sometimes might be for the entire communi- possibility of a crew
known as crew—and are consider- ty, which is great because it is good
ing developing a rowing program for adults, too.” team at Mahopac
for the Recreation Department, as
well as for the high school. Mongon said he liked the sport High School.
because it requires a “di erent and
“We have been working with unique set of skills” other than “ is has been
the school district for the past what’s required in sports such as
two years about possibly running baseball, football and soccer. He talked about for many
a [rowing] program,” said Jim credited a parent, Kevin Dwyer,
Gilchrist, director of the town’s with leading the movement to years but never took
Recreation and Parks Depart- bring the sport to the town of
ment. “ e demo today is to show Carmel and the Mahopac and any wings,” he said.
the school board, athletic depart- Carmel school districts.
ment and the rec committee what “Kevin Dwyer has
it would be like to have crew on “Well, we knew we had the
Lake Mahopac. property here [at Lake Mahopac] been talking about
and we thought it would be a
“We are kicking around the good idea.” Dwyer said. “ ere it with Jimmy [Gil-
idea on the town’s end to have a really aren’t any crew teams from
crew program as a feeder program Arlington down to New Rochelle. christ] and [athletic
for the school,” Gilchrist contin- It’s a sport that hasn’t really been
ued.“ e high school is looking at tapped into. director] John Augus-
this as a possible idea for a sport.”
“I went to the school board ta. ey sat me down
School board Trustee Mike with the idea and they’ve support-
Mongon, who is director of Over- ed it right from the beginning,”he and said, ‘Look, we are
peck County Park in Bergen added. “We have a good opportu-
County in New Jersey, arranged nity and hope we capitalize on it.” a lake community and there is no reason why we can’t
the demonstration on Lake Ma-
hopac. Several row teams, includ- Gilchrist said that if the town look into it, do a little fact- nding and gauge what the
ing Columbia University, use the o ers a crew program, it would be
Bergen County park’s river as a open to all the kids in both Car- interest is.’ SEE ROWING PAGE 20
practice site. It’s where Mongon mel hamlet and Mahopac.
met Clemens Reinke, one of the Rowing coach Clemens Reinke (red shirt) leads the Kaitlyn Dwyer gets guidance
premier crew coaches in the re- “We’d do it at a younger age fledgling rowers. on the rowing machine.
gion. Reinke runs the Bergen level and let it feed into the high
County Rowing Academy and is schools,” he explained. “Lake Ma- PHOTOS: TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL
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MUSINGS same time. For ages 4 and up; reg-

FROM PAGE 2 istration is requested. Register on-

line at www.mahopaclibrary.org,

Family Movie or call 845-628-2009, ext. 100.

Wednesday, July 17, 2 p.m. Fam- Summer Arts
ily Movie: “How to Train Your

Here is a list of meetings and other events in the coming weeks for the town of Carmel Dragon: Hidden World.” e on the Hill
government and the Mahopac School District. Times are subject to change. citizens of Berk face a dragon

TOWN BOARD tra cker who threatens their Putnam Arts Council (PAC)
Wednesday, July 17 | Meetings starts at 7 p.m., Town Hall, 60 McAlpin Ave., Mahopac
peace, dragons and friendships in in Mahopac will host multi-arts
Note: e Town Board rescheduled its July 10 work session to July 17 and rescheduled the July
17 voting meeting to July 24, prior to the already-scheduled work session. ere was no meeting the nal installment of the fan- and clay arts camps for children
July 10 and there will be no meeting on July 31, as it is the fth Wednesday of the month.
tasy trilogy.You may bring snacks, 6-13 this summer. ere are ex-
PLANNING BOARD
Wednesday, July 17 | Meetings starts at 7 p.m., Town Hall, 60 McAlpin Ave., Mahopac a pillow, and bring your friends! ible and a ordable options. Meet

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS ZBA Drop-in program at Mahopac three days a week, two days a
ursday, July 25 | Meetings start at 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, 60 McAlpin Ave., Mahopac
Library; no registration needed. week or once a week through-
BOARD OF EDUCATION
ursday, July 11 | ursday, Aug. 8 | Meetings start at 7:30 p.m.; Falls School, 100 Myrtle Techno-Space Party out the summer from mid-July

Ave., Mahopac Falls ursday, July 18, 4 p.m. Ma- through Aug. 22. Kids will draw,

RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE hopac Library presents: Techno paint, collage and/or create clay
ursday, Aug. 1 | Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m., Sycamore Park clubhouse, Mahopac
Space Party – Cosmos for Kids projects. PAC o ers teen open

– Space! is fun techno space studio with instruction as well as

party for kids includes dancing, ceramics, painting, and drawing

music technology and informa- for adults throughout July and

tion about our solar system to a August. Take a weekend work-

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from outer space, travel through a private lesson in photography,

black holes, sing karaoke and par- piano or voice. Try a class for $25

ticipate in a rap battle about the and discover the artist in you.

sun. is hands-on, visual and All classes taught by quali ed,

sensory experience is designed to working artist in climate-con-

help kids learn and have fun at the trolled art studios. Take a class

and visit the gallery. Putnam Arts

Council located at 521 Kennicut

Hill Road, Mahopac. Register

online at putnamartscouncil.com

or call 845-803-8622.

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THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2019 MAHOPAC MUSINGS MAHOPAC NEWS PAGE 19

MUSINGS Robotics, Drone Programming Mahopac Writers Red Mills at 10 a.m. Senior Citizens of
FROM PAGE 18
and Dog Obedience. If register- Group Senior Entertainers Mahopac
ing for summer camp, note that

morning and afternoon. e a copy of your child’s immuniza- Mahopac Writers Group Sought e Senior Citizens of the
nursery school o ers learning tion record must be sent to the meets every ursday at Mahopac Mahopac Inc. celebrates 50

experiences for 3- and 4-year- Recreation Department o ce Library, Route 6, at 6:30 p.m. e Retired Senior Volun- years as an organization and is

olds. Classes are held from before you can complete your Mahopac Poetry Workshop teer Program (RSVP) is seek- looking for members. e group

9-11:30 a.m., or noon-2:30 registration. For more infor- meets the second Wednesday of ing volunteers to use their voice meets the third Saturday of the

p.m., and your children can at- mation on classes and summer each month at the library at 6:30 and dance skills for entertaining month at the William Koehler

tend between two and ve days camp, visit www.carmelny.org/ p.m. in nursing and veteran homes Center, Route 6, Mahopac, from

per week. e 3-year-old class recreation or follow us on Face- Monthly AM Mahopac in he area. e group practiced 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dues are $10

focuses on social skills, colors, book @CarmelRecreation. Writers Group meets the third every Monday at 11 a.m. at the per year. For more information,

Computer Classesnumbers, and an intro to let- Wednesday of each month at Mahopac Friendship Center. Call contact Tina Capizola at 845-
Co ee Time on Route 6N in Mary White at 845-808-1734. 628-9184.
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and holiday celebrations. Call a.m. for computer classes at the

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Mahopac students earn academic honors

e following is a list of Ma- Stephanie Heckmann, Meghan Alabama; Nicole Maccariello Brockport for the spring semes- agnostic medical sonography
hopac students who received Mcgee, Francesca Pulice was named to the President’s ter.
Dean’s List accolades and other List. program); Alana Green (new
college honors this past semester: --- ---
Gianna Brigante was named --- Jillian Sedran, who just com- media design program); Erin
e University of Hartford to the spring semester Dean’s Chris Esernio and Jillian Fly- pleted her freshmen year at e
named the following students to List at Bu alo State College. nn were named to the Dean’s List College of St. Rose, was named Butler (biomedical engineering
the Dean’s List for the spring se- --- at Bucknell University to the Dean’s List.
mester: Shannon Barry, Jasmine Juliana DePinho and Julie --- --- program).
Coyle, Zachary Cummins, Santoiemma were named to the Ellen Walpole was named to Frank Tetto was named to the
Dean’s List at the University of the Dean’s List at the College at Dean’s List at Lehigh University ---
for the spring semester.
--- Kacie McDonough (commu-
Kaitlyn Yurish was named to
the Dean’s List for the spring se- nication sciences and disorders)
mester at the University of Dela-
ware where she is a sophomore. and Marella Verde (sports bi-
---
Erin Geary graduated from ology) have been named to the
SUNY New Paltz with a BS in
adolescent education: English. Dean’s List for the spring term at
She was also selected as an Out-
standing Graduate by the col- Spring eld College.
lege’s president and received her
NYS Initial Teaching Certi ca- ---
tion.
--- e following students gradu-
Jennifer Laga was named to
the Dean’s List at James Madison ated from SUNY Delhi in a May
University.
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John O’Shea was named to
PUBLICITY WITH PERSONALITY the Presidents List at West Vir- pole earned a bachelor’s degree in
ginia University for the spring
semester. He is a business major mechatronics technology; James
and just completed his sopho-
more year. Ormsby earned a certi cate in
---
Matthew DeRosa was named electrical construction/mainte-
to the Dean’s List for the spring
semester at St. Anselm College. nance. Brian Binns earned an
---
Charnise Fields was named to associate’s degree in carpentry;
the Monroe College Dean’s List.
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Amanda Polloni was named
to the St. Lawrence University’s associate’s degree in plumbing
Dean’s List for the spring semester.
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Rochester Institute of Technol- veterinary science technology.
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HUDSON BARTER EXCHANGE “ ere are a lot of moving parts that go into it,” he added. “It won’t
happen overnight, but this is a starting point. It’s all about partnership
THROUGH BARTER. LEARN HOW! [with the town], so we are very excited about it.”

HBXinc.com 914.372.7155 e students seemed excited about it as well, watching intently as
Reinke spoke about the sport.

“I want to join a crew team,” said eighth-grader Madison McCabe,
“mostly because my friend is doing it up in Arlington, so I thought I
would try it, too. She said she loves it and I think it would be fun. May-
be my friend and I would be able to do something together eventually.”

McCabe was there with two of her classmates, who also expressed
enthusiasm for rowing.

“I’m excited to do it because I would like to build up my strength,”
said Emma Morretta. “I’d be excited to be on another team where you
work together with other people.”

Isabell Valle said she liked the idea of rowing because she already
likes being on the water.

“I like being on boats anyway so this is perfect,”she said.“I had heard
of [crew] in di erent towns, so I was curious,” she said.


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Miele returns as Mahopac athletic director

BY SKIP PEARLMAN
CONTRIBUTING WRITER

For some people, retirement just isn’t

an option.

Veteran Mahopac physical education

teacher/baseball coach/athletic director

Frank Miele retired eight years ago. But

he hasn’t been able to stay still.

After retiring from Mahopac, Miele

spent one year as AD at Eastchester,

then did a short stint at Harrison, before

lling in as assistant principal for a few

months at Mahopac.

For the last seven years, Miele has

been the hitting coach for the Western

Connecticut State University baseball

team.

After the recent resignation of

Mahopac AD John Augusta, the district

reached out to Miele, who will serve as

AD for the upcoming school year, with

a plan in place to nd a more permanent

candidate for the role during the school

year.

“For the past ve weeks, I’ve been

totally retired,“ Miele told Mahopac

News earlier this week. “Now, there’s

another challenge. e plan is for me

to be there for the year, and during that

year we hope to nd someone who ts

the school.“

For Miele, Mahopac High School is

home.

A 1967 graduate, he was Manager of

the baseball team for 22 years (winning

Mahopac’s last sectional title in 1997),

assistant football coach for 13 years,

served as athletic director for 10 years, Frank Miele with Mahopac’s last Section 1 championship baseball team, in 1997.
Frank Miele is
and assistant principal for three. Also a set to return as
Mahopac athletic
physical education teacher, he spent a ‘I thought I had retired, director this fall.

total of 39 years at Mahopac.

With the appointment set to be but another challenge
con rmed on July 18, Miele admitted is exciting. I know the
to feeling a combination of excitement

and nerves. program, it’s not like
“I left Mahopac on a positive note,“ I moved away. I’m

Miele said. “So many friends, teachers,

administrators, so this was de nitely the looking forward to it.

easiest thing for the school to do. I feel I’m excited, and also a
very fortunate that people feel highly
little nervous. I’m sure
enough of me that they would ask me.

“I had a blast coaching the last there are some high
seven years at WestConn,“ he added. expectations, but all I
“I had the greatest time. But I like the

challenge, too. I thought I had retired, can do is be me.’
but another challenge is exciting. I know

the program, it’s not like I moved away. -Frank Miele

I’m looking forward to it. I’m excited, Incoming Athletic Director
and also a little nervous. I’m sure there

are some high expectations, but all I can

do is be me.“

Miele is itching to get the fall season

underway. me,” Miele said with a laugh. “When

“I think we’re going to have a great I show up, I’m in the AD, and I’ll put

fall season,“ he said. “We have some my imprint on our program. When they

good things in place—athletes, coaches. see me, they’ll see Mahopac athletics.

I’m excited. I know it’s a big job, and I think at every school they should see

there’s a lot of support.” the school when they see the athletic

And whether or not there is an director.

“interim” tag on his title, Miele said his “I bleed blue and gold,” he added,

mindset is always the same. “and it won’t take long for people to see

“ ere‘s nothing ‘interim’ about that.”


THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2019 SPORTS MAHOPAC NEWS PAGE 23

Mikaela DiBello nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

Rensselaer Polytechnic Insti- try synthesis focusing on biolo-

tute (RPI) student-athlete Mi- logical applications. She interned

kaela DiBello of Mahopac was at BASF, a chemical company, in

nominated for the 2019 NCAA the E ect Pigments group in the

Woman of the Year award, one of summer of 2017 and then spent

192 from Division III to be con- the summer of 2018 conducting

sidered. research in the development of

Established in 1991, the cancer therapeutics at Memorial

NCAA Woman of the Year award Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

recognizes graduating female col- e recipient of the Ballesian

lege athletes who have exhausted Prize, which is presented to Rens-

their eligibility and distinguished selaer’s senior student-athlete with

themselves in academics, athletics, the highest cumulative grade point

service and leadership throughout average, and a Google Cloud Aca-

their collegiate careers. demic All-America Division III

DiBello, a chemistry major with At-Large Second Team, as se-

a concentration in chemical biol- lected by the College Sports In-

ogy and minors in marketing and formation Directors of America

psychology, was nominated with a (CoSIDA), honoree, DiBello will Mikaela DiBello

3.98 cumulative grade point aver- attend Yale University to pursue a PHOTO COURTESY
age. She was a member and sec- Ph.D. in organic chemistry. OF RBI ATHLETICS
retary of the Alpha Epsilon Delta A four-time National Field

Pre-Health Honor Society, as well Hockey Coaches Association

as the president of the Phi Lamb- (NFHCA) Scholar of Distinction,

da Upsilon Chemistry Honor she led the team in scoring in each

Society. She was an undergradu- of the past three seasons, including

ate mentor for organic chemistry 10 goals and an assist for 21 points

I and II, a Women’s Mentor and this fall. DiBello also had 54 shots An attack, she had 31 career She garnered Liberty League All- force behind breakthroughs in

a member of the Rensselaer I- with 33 on goal —both in the top goals with 15 assists for 77 points Academic recognition each year engineering and science in virtu-

Persist Mentoring Chemistry I 10 in the Liberty League—on her in 67 contests, including six tallies eligible. ally every arena—from transporta-

Students. way to earning All-League First with seven assists in 2017. DiBel- Founded in 1824, Rensselaer tion and infrastructure to business,

DiBello conducted undergradu- Team, NFHCA All-North At- lo was a three-time All-Liberty Polytechnic Institute is America’s medicine, outer space, and cyber-

ate research since the spring of her lantic Region Second Team and League First Team selection and oldest technological research uni- space.

sophomore year, rst in biochem- an invitation to the NFHCA Se- named to the NFHCA All-North versity. For nearly two centuries,

istry and then in organic chemis- nior Game. Atlantic Region Team three times. the Institute has been a driving Article courtesy of RPI Athletics.

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10U gold team continues summer surge in GHVBL

BY SKIP PEARLMAN
CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Mahopac’s 10-year-old Gold Mahopac 10YO Gold, front, from left: Anthony Blanc, Jacob Mendez, Max
baseball team continued to Sorrentino, Mike Bellanco, Orion Ortiz, Mikey Stern, Aiden Kugler; center
roll in Greater Hudson Valley from left: Jake Lauro, Ryan Cotter, Danny Sasko, Rocco Spirelli, Matthew
Baseball League (GHVBL) Westcott, Jake Cotter; back from left: Coaches Mike Stern, Pat Spirelli, John
action last week, earning an Kugler, Charles Sorrentino, Paul Cotter.
11–0 victory over Carmel last Orion Ortiz , Mikey Stern and Ryan Cotter watch the action from the dugout.
Sunday ( July 7) at the Crane
Road elds, after topping Jake Cotter earned a shutout win last Sunday over Carmel at
Yorktown, 4-3, Wednesday, July the Crane Road fields.
3, at Austin Road.

In Sunday’s win over Carmel
(0-5), Mahopac’s Jake Cotter
pitched all ve innings in the
mercy-rule victory, and didn’t
give up a run.

Cotter also drove in two runs
with a double, Rocco Spirelli
and Jacob Mendez each went
2-3 with one RBI, Orion
Ortiz and Matthew Westcott
each had one RBI, and Aiden
Kugler had two stolen bases for
the Indians, who improved to
7-1-1 with the win.

“We have 13 players,
but 10 of them have never
played travel baseball before,”
Mahopac coach Paul Cotter
said. “But we’ve been playing
good baseball, I’m very happy
with the team. ey love to play
the game.”

“Jake was stellar on the
mound,he doesn’t get ustered,”
Cotter added of his pitcher.
“And our guys really did a nice
job at the plate. Ortiz has been
great for us at shortstop, and
Jake Lauro played a good rst
base for us. Our whole in eld
had a good game. We didn’t
have any errors, and we don’t
walk batters and don’t make
errors, we’re a good team.”

In the team’s win over
Yorktown, Mendez stroked a
walk-o double that scored
Kugler with the game-winning
run in the bottom of the sixth.
Mendez nished the game
with two RBIs.

Kugler pitched the sixth
inning, and earned the win.
Ortiz started for Mahopac and
pitched ve strong innings.

“ e guys played a great
game,” Cotter said. “Ortiz was
top shelf on the mound, and
our defense played well—we
had no errors. And we hit the
ball, everyone was aggressive.”

Mahopac beat Brewster, 19-
0, on June 29. Max Sorrentino
started for the Indians, and Jake
Cotter closed the game. Daniel
Sasko drove in three runs and
doubled, and Spirelli went 2-4.

Mahopac was scheduled to
face Cortland National on the
road July 16 at 6 p.m.

Jacob Mendez had an RBI and went 2-3 vs. Carmel. PHOTOS: SKIP PEARLMAN

Matthew Westcott had an RBI in a win over Carmel.


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COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL subsequent to publication of this Almodovar & Eric Dinallo NOTICE OF APPLICATION of a fresh water wetland and the
FINANCIAL REPORT (CAFR) notice in the o cial newspapers Address: 45 West 10th Street; FOR A WETLAND PERMIT “adjacent areas”. (100 feet of the
2018 PUBLIC NOTICE
of the Town of Carmel for the Apt.4D New York, NY 10011 wetlands associated with) Lake

following: Has led an application Date: 07-01-19 Mahopac, Mahopac NY 10541.

NOTICE IS HEREBY with the Clerk of the Town of TAX MAP #64.12-2-47 e property is located: 420

GIVEN, that the 2018 scal CONTRACT #C258 PURCHASE Carmel where the application Pursuant to the Town of North Lake Blvd., Mahopac

a airs of the Town of Carmel OF A NEW SERVER FOR IT and associated documents and Carmel Wetland Ordinance, NY 10541

and political subdivisions EQUIPMENT, FACILITIES maps along with published rules Chapter 89-5. In the Town of Carmel,

for the period beginning on AND SERVICES AT TOWN and regulations are available for Applicant: Je rey Freda Putnam County, New York.

January 1, 2018 and ending HALL public inspection. Address: 420 North Lake Any person interested in

on December 31, 2018 have All bidders shall comply with e applicant requests Blvd, Mahopac, NY 10541 this application who wishes to

been audited by the Town’s Section l03-a and l03-d of the that a permit be issued for: Has led an application become a “party in interest”in this

Independent Auditing Firm, and General Municipal Law relating construction of a pool, spa, with the Clerk of the Town of proceeding must le a statement

that the Comprehensive Annual to non-collusive bidding and deck, patio, landscaping and Carmel where the application of the precise grounds of support

Financial Report (CAFR) is led waiver of immunity against raingardens on the northeast and associated documents and of, or opposition to, or interest

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where a copy is available to all Speci cations may be obtained spa, pool and patio areas will and regulations are available for undersigned no later than July

interested persons. Pursuant at the O ce of the Town Clerk, be terraced and have retaining public inspection. 17, 2019. Any party in interest

to Section 35 of the General at the above address, beginning walls. e existing deck will be e applicant requests will be eligible to be heard if a

Municipal Law, the Town Board July 11, 2019 between the hours rebuilt w/modi cations to stairs that a permit be issued for: public hearing is ultimately held

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its discretion, prepare a written through Friday. Situated within the periphery foot composite dock with seven Robert Laga

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independent public accountants “BID” and identify each item bid. “adjacent areas”. (100 feet of the support the dock. Conservation Board

and le any such response in the All bids must be submitted on wetlands associated with) Lake Situated within the periphery

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