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Mahopac native, Dave Toub, to coach in Super Bowl
Hopes to help lead KC Chiefs to championship
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER Bears and the Chiefs ranked in the
SPORTS EDITOR Top 5 in special teams every year
from 2006 to 2019, taking the top
No local teams made the Super spot seven times.
Bowl this year, but many Mahopac “I think he’s the best in the busi-
residents have a clear rooting interest ness,” Reid said of Toub in 2016.
on Sunday. Toub, who played o ensive and
Dave Toub, the assistant head defensive line in high school, said he
coach and special teams coordinator appreciates the support he received
for the Kansas City Chiefs, is a for- from Mahopac residents in the wake
mer Mahopac High School football of their 35-24 victory over the Ten-
player, graduating from the school in nessee Titans in the AFC Champi-
1980. onship game on Sunday, Jan. 19.
He went on to play college foot- “I enjoyed growing up in Ma-
ball at Spring eld College and then hopac and am very proud to call
at the University of Texas at El Paso it my hometown,” Toub said. “It is
(UTEP), where he started his coach- certainly an honor to realize that
ing career as a graduate assistant in people from Mahopac are support-
1986. It was at UTEP where Taub ing my success. I can assure you I
met Andy Reid, who coached the of- will do everything in my power to
fensive line from 1987 to 1988. ey bring a World Championship home.
also coached together at the Univer- “Mahopac is full of hard-work-
sity of Missouri from 1989 to 1991. ing people including my parents
In 2001, Reid, then head coach who still reside there,” Toub added.
of the Philadelphia Eagles, brought “ ere is no question that the posi-
Toub in to coach special teams. He tive environment Mahopac o ered
stayed with the Eagles until 2003, has had a positive impact on my ca-
joining the Chicago Bears from 2004 reer.”
to 2012. In 2013, when Reid be- At Mahopac, Toub played under
came head coach of the Kansas City coach Gerry Keevins, who helped
Chiefs, he and Toub joined up once Toub land a scholarship at UTEP.
more. Toub actually signed his Letter of
Toub’s special teams units consis- Intent at Keevins’ dining room table.
tently rank near the top of the league. SEE TOUB PAGE 13 Dave Toub, right, shakes hands with Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid. SCREENSHOT/NFL.COM
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MHS grad scores big in Disney’s Imaginations Design Competition
BY BOB DUMAS
Remember Chevy Chase as
Clark Griswold in “Vacation”
as the family heads o to visit
their beloved Wally World? Go-
ing to theme parks such as Wally
World, or the real-life Disney
World, is a part of the modern
American zeitgeist. Kids love it;
parents love it. Families spend
months planning vacations to
such destinations to create life-
But as you walk through
these parks, marveling at the
myriad displays and attrac- ‘I knew I wanted
tions, did it ever cross your
mind that someone had to to create things
think this stu up, design it
and build it? that were fun, and
Not many do, but Kristen that other people
Nicolais, a graduate of the could enjoy and
Mahopac Class of 2010, did.
As a child, her family made make them happy.’
two trips to Disney World
- Kristen Nicolais
in Orlando and it left an
indelible impression on her. MHS Class of 2010
While she enjoyed going on
the rides and soaking in the
magical attractions, she de-
cided this is what she wanted to PHOTO COURTESY OF DISNEY/GARY KRUEGER
do with her life. Kristen Nicolais, far right, with her Disney Imaginations Design Competition teammates, Maria Primera Darwich and Haosong Chen.
“It is something I always want-
ed to do,” she said with a laugh. cal versions sponsored by Hong e Girl Scouts were estab- at its base were musicians and “ ey had entries from all over
“We went [to Disney World] Kong Disneyland Resort and lished with the ideal that troops storytellers can perform. e tree the country,” Nicolais said. “More
twice. It was really special. I knew Shanghai Disney Resort. would work together to learn has a touch screen that lets visi- than 100.”
I wanted to create things that For this year’s competition, new skills and use those skills tors send LED lights up into the e nals were held in Glen-
were fun, and that other people teams were challenged to create to give back to the community branches. An “acorn” then lowers dale, Calif., at Disney’s Imagi-
could enjoy and make them hap- an iconic installation at the con- — ideals that are integral to the from the tree and opens to reveal neering headquarters,and though
py.” testants’ own campus or city that makeup of Savannah itself. “Sa- a digital screen that contains chal- Nicolais’ team didn’t take rst
Nicolais is now a second-year served as an inspiration, honored vannah Chora” would be hosted lenges created by the Girl Scouts place, getting that far was a victo-
grad student at Savannah Col- the past, and provided a vision of by the Girl Scouts and provide an and other local organizations. ry in and of itself. As Disney o -
lege of Art and Design in Geor- the future. It could be architec- opportunity for residents to try “It gives you an adventure you cials pointed out, like “American
gia where she will graduate in tural, ornamental, static or ac- new things and connect with the can go on in Savannah as a fun Idol,” sometimes the runners-up
March with a master’s degree in tive—whatever the team felt was neighborhood. e focal point of way to spend the day,” Nicolais can become even more successful
themed entertainment design. the best way to represent their the installation was the “Tree for said. than the winner.
She also has a Bachelor of Fine unique chosen location. the Future,” where people could e designers in the competi- “I was a little nervous, but we
Arts degree in interior design. e designs had to be appro- participate in camp re perfor- tion had to consider how guests presented on the rst day so that
is month Nicolais and her priate for the location selected. mances by local artists, as well as could have a communal and fam- helped,” she said.
college teammates were named In telling the unique story of the accept challenges that encourage ily-friendly experience as a group Nicolais said her parents have
one of six nalists for Disney’s chosen spot, the display had to community involvement. as well as how traditional meth- been cheering her on since she
2020 Imaginations Design Com- respect and integrate local tra- “It took a while for us to land odologies and advanced technol- decided to take this unique career
petition. ditions and geography. e in- on the Girls Scouts,” Nicolais ogy solutions would allow the ex- path.
Walt Disney Imagineering— stallation also had to be a place said of her team’s decision-mak- periences to be shared. ey also “ ey’ve been really supportive
which dreams up and designs where people could gather and ing process. “Savannah is the old- had to be mindful to honor the and helped me along the way,”
all Disney theme parks, resorts, celebrate, as well as re ect and est city in Georgia, so there was a environment, history, codes and she said. “ ey’ve been great.”
cruise ships and other family educate the community—a con- lot to draw from. local ordinances. After she graduates in March,
entertainment experiences—se- cept that would be symbolic of “When the city was founded it e teams consisted of two to as a contestant in the competition
lected the teams of nalists to the team’s campus or city. had six square green spaces,” she four college students and recent Nicolais will have an opportunity
compete in the contest. Nicolais and her team decided continued.“We took one near the graduates who come from various to interview for an internship
For nearly three decades, to create their interactive dis- founder’s house and revitalized it majors comparable to the more with Walt Disney Imagineering.
Imaginations has served as a play at one of Savannah’s village and made it a place where people than 100 disciplines at Walt Dis- “I am hoping that will lead to
design competition with the greens. Based on a Girl Scout could gather and hang out and ney Imagineering. ey were en- something,” Nicolais said of her
purpose of discovering the next theme (the organization was interact together.” couraged to tap into the expertise future career path.
generation of Disney Imagineers. founded in Savannah in 1912), e focal point—the Tree for of everyone on their cross-disci- If it does, a job at Disney will
Founded in 1991, the program the installation was dubbed “Sa- the Future—is located at the cen- plinary team in supporting this make her one of the Happiest
has grown to include separate lo- vannah Chora.” ter of the square and has a stage idea People on Earth.
PAGE 4 MAHOPAC NEWS THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020
Final phase of Airport Park project ready to begin
MSA to donate building with meeting room, concession
BY BOB DUMAS and move it along,” Gilchrist save the town a ton of money on could be installed on the roof of Gilchrist said the rst step is
EDITOR said. “We thought it would be the front end.” the building further down the line. to bring in electrical service from
best to have them look at a sup- Gilchrist told Mahopac News “We want to make it as green neighboring Scott Road.
e third and nal phase of the port building, which would house he wasn’t sure of the building’s as we can,” he said. “In the bath- “We want to get that going out
$2.2 million Airport Park project the bathrooms, a snack area, and actual cost, but said it was in the room we will have waterless uri- there for early spring,” he said.
is about to begin, and town o - a meeting room where the kids hundreds of thousands of dollars, nals with automatic ushes. Any- “ is [electricity] is critical for
cials say everything is on track for could congregate after a game or noting that a similar but smaller thing we can do to keep the water the irrigation system.”
the athletic elds to be ready for the town could use for any kind building in Camarda Park cost a use down.” e next step would be a bid
play by fall of this year. of activities.” little under $300,000. Phase 3 will also include send- out for the septic system and for
e project, which has been a Gilchrist said that much of the Gilchrist said the town will in- ing out bids or requests for pro- the water lines. Construction
long time in the making and part construction would be handled vest in the building as well. posals (RFPs) for the needed util- management for those would be
of the Recreation Department’s by volunteers from MSA. “We’ve budgeted $100,000 to ities in the park, including sewer, done by the town’s engineering
master plan for years, will feature “We are really fortunate that put pavers around the building, water, electric and the irrigation department.
ve elds for soccer and lacrosse, they have a real solid group of all of the bathroom xtures, and system. e last piece is for the irri-
bleachers, a playground, a sup- volunteers,” he said. “ ey are anything we can help out with “We put a lot of time and e ort gation system, which will take
port building with bathrooms, quali ed builders who have a in the concession stand like the into this last phase,” Gilchrist told water from a well on the neigh-
concession and a meeting room, proven record of doing things sinks, as well as the security sys- the board. “We have done water boring Putnam County Golf
fencing, upgraded driveway and throughout the town. [ ey are] tem,” he said. “It will be a nice testing out at the golf course, we Course. Gilchrist had praise for
parking lot, and improved hiking insured contractors.” high-tech facility we are putting have done studies at Lake Mc- the county, which he said has
trails. Councilman Frank Lombardi together. It will have heating, air Gregor, we have a septic system been very accommodating and
Recreation Director Jim Gil- pointed out that these volunteers conditioning—it will be a top- that is approved by the health has worked closely with the town
christ went before the Town aren’t “weekend warriors” looking notch facility.” department that is ready to go, on the project.
Board at its Jan. 22 meeting to for a project but are licensed and e building will have a gen- and we’ve dealt with electricians “Insite Engineering will work
explain what Phase 3 will entail. insured contractors, so the town erator so if there’s a power outage to nd out the best way to bring with an electrical engineer and
One surprise Gilchrist revealed won’t have to worry about liabil- there won’t be a problem. Coun- electricity into the park. gure out the best [electrical]
is that Mahopac Sports Associa- ity issues. cilwoman Suzi McDonough said “We are going to work together source for [the irrigation sys-
tion (MSA) will donate the sup- Gilchrist said the Recreation she hoped it could be used as a with the town engineering de- tem],” he said. “All the easements
port building—a 3,000-square- Advisory Committee has ap- comfort station and/or recharge partment along with Insite En- and surveys that might be re-
foot prefab metal structure that proved the building plan. station in the event of a blackout. gineering (the town’s consulting quired would all be part of this
comes as a kit. “It’s a beautiful building,” he Gilchrist said they are also engineers for the project) to get package. ey would design a
“MSA has always said they said. “We’ve designed the inside considering putting in a conduit these services that need to get SEE PARK PAGE 13
would help and assist this park to meet all of our needs. It will to accommodate solar panels that done.”
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Mahopac’s Dolly Perricone
celebrates 100th birthday
Reveals the secret of her longevity
BY BOB DUMAS and spent the last four decades she become known for her sweet
EDITOR living in Florida. Two years ago, personality, beautiful clothes,
she moved up to Mahopac to live colorful scarves and jewelry.
What’s the secret to a long and with her granddaughter and her Dolly said she loved her life in
happy life? family. She said she is ne with Florida and still has a home in
Vodka. the cold winters of the Northeast West Palm Beach that she and
Just ask Josephine “Dolly” Per- that came with the move from her husband purchased when
ricone. Dolly turned 100 years Florida. they retired. She was very active
old on ursday ( Jan. 23) and the “No, I don’t mind,” she said. in a social club while she lived
Koehler Senior Center in Ma- Dolly was born in Manhattan there. She loved playing cards
hopac held a party in her honor in 1920 and she met her hus- with friends, as well as cooking
where she was surrounded by band, John, there and moved to and baking.
friends and family members. the Bronx when they got mar- She created her own “Meals
Asked what the secret to her ried. ey had 56 years together on Wheels” for neighbors and
longevity was, Dolly didn’t hesi- before he passed away. ey had friends who were not feeling well
tate. two children, Anne and Antho- and unable to cook for them-
“Vodka,” she said emphatically. ny, who were both at the birth- selves and delivered the meals
“I’ve had one drink a day for the day party last week. Dolly also personally.
past 20 years!” has ve grandchildren and 17 Dolly is also a voracious reader
“Maybe two,” one of her great grandchildren. of novels and her favorite author
friends said with a sly grin. Early in her marriage, Dol- is romance writer Danielle Steel.
She likes her vodka mixed with ly was a stay-at-home mom Two years ago, she moved to PHOTO: BOB DUMAS
tonic, but occasionally will have while her husband had a career Mahopac to live with her grand-
some Sambuca in her co ee in- as a New York City bus driver. daughter Gina, Gina’s husband, Dolly Perricone celebrates her 100th birthday at the Koehler Senior
stead. She usually has her drink Eventually, Dolly took a job as Peter, and her daughter, Anne. Center.
around 4 in the afternoon. Either a salesclerk at Bloomingdales in She takes the bus three times a Dolly said. “ ey always make “She loves people,” Anne said.
way, she stressed that drinking in the city, something she says she week to the Koehler Senior Cen- feel so welcome and comfort- “Growing up in the Bronx, we
moderation is one way to go for enjoyed very much. ter to hang out with her friends. able.” were a close-knit family and did
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Don’t get old in this country Impeachment
Manny and his wife,Tina, HERE which Manny couldn’t match. He
live in a small Tudor- AND continues to look for someone to
style house, a 10-minute NOW! take her place. Are any of you out there
walk from Yonkers Raceway. watching the Impeach-
Manny bought the house in the ere are several reasons it is ment show wall to wall? LIFE,
mid-1980s, soon after retiring as I’m nding it impossible to HEALTH,
a cop. For most of his years on the BERNIE becoming more and more di cult watch the whole thing, given the POLITICS
force, Manny worked a beat on KOSBERG to nd and keep good elder care current reality of my work life,
138th Street in the Bronx, an area, providers. Our country is aging at clients, meetings, research, etc. MARA
at that time, nicknamed “Fort Apache.” As soon as Not to mention the incredible SCHIFFREN
he made it to 20 years, Manny left the force and a rapid rate, and there is ballooning repetition of the Democrat case.
entered Manhattan College to become a teacher. with which they pursued it in the
demand. Older people are living Years ago, during the Clinton media and in the House.
Manny ful lled his undergraduate requirements impeachment, it was a di erent
in three years.To get state certi ed in special edu- longer, and most will eventually develop chronic matter. en, I was in the nal is includes the incredible
cation, Manny then took several additional courses year of writing my PhD, and the spectacle of Jerry Nadler, House
and completed an internship at a residential treat- diseases and disabilities. e fast-growing num- whole show was so mesmerizing impeachment manager, insulting
ment center for children with special needs. and such a deep dive into the the very Republican senators he
bers of aging baby boomers further increases the internal processes of American was meant to persuade to vote
A large man with huge hands and a world of politics, history and law, that I to aid his case, by calling them
patience, kids enjoyed being around him. After demand.Ten thousand baby boomers reach the took o as much time as I could treacherous on the oor of the
graduating Manhattan, Manny landed his rst to watch it. I’m sure, looking Senate.
teaching job at a NYC Board of Education school age of 65 each day, and, according to Paul Oster- back, that this added many weeks
that served boys with serious behavioral and emo- to nishing up my doctorate, “So far, I’m sad to say,” said
tional problems.Twenty-one years later—greatly man, a professor of human resources and manage- which was not on a political eld. Nadler, “I see a lot of senators
loved and admired—Manny retired again, with Back then, though, by watching, I voting for a coverup. Voting to
two successful careers under his belt. ment at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, by felt it was tantamount to partici- deny witnesses and obviously a
pating in history. Now, unfortu- treacherous vote. A vote against
Manny and Tina are now in their late 70s. Nei- the year 2030, it is estimated that there will be a nately for all of us, it is another honest consideration of the
ther is doing well, health-wise. Manny’s back and matter altogether. evidence against the president.
hands are arthritic, and Tina had a stroke about national shortage of over 151,000 paid direct-care A vote against an honest trial. A
two years ago, disabling her left side and impairing As we all know—but few on vote against the United States.”
her vision. workers. By the year 2040, Osterman estimates the left dare admit to them-
selves—the outcome of an is is how out of bounds the
Doing household chores—going up and down there will be a shortage of 355,000 paid workers. impeachment showdown was House Democrats are. Who does
stairs to clean and do the laundry, shopping and predetermined and inevitable the this? Who acts this way? is
preparing meals—was wearing Manny out. Hav- at does not include the 11 million unpaid fam- moment that Donald Trump was was not the politics we had in the
ing to help Tina shower, dress, go to the toilet, elected president. United States for decades.
and take her pills each day left Manny feeling ily caregivers Osterman projects the country will
overwhelmed and mentally exhausted. With a son e only question remaining It’s as if Nadler thinks that
in California and a daughter in Maryland, Manny need, as well. was what would the Democrats because Trump has a rough style
felt isolated and helpless. impeach Trump for. At rst it on Twitter and in the debates
“We’re headed toward a perfect storm of crisis,” looked like it was “Russian collu- in 2016, it is now appropriate
Last year, a neighbor recognized Manny’s sion,” which Adam Schi kept on to make yourself a total jackass
distress, and helped him to connect to a homecare says Osterman. assuring the American people he when you address the Senate.
agency that screens and hires caregivers. Manny had seen documents proving in
thought his savings and pensions would be e job of caring for older adults, espe- full. When the “Russia collusion” Certainly, one prominent
enough, but a year later, $20 an hour, eight hours narrative fell apart completely, de- Republican senator it was his
a day, seven days a week, was breaking his bank. cially those with chronic illnesses, is challenging, spite being investigated by Robert job to persuade was the rst to
He just couldn’t keep up with the $1,000-a-week Mueller, who was quite sympa- tell the media she was o ended
price tag. physically demanding and mentally exhausting. thetic to the “swamp” perspective by Nadler’s provocative rhetoric.
on Trump, for a short time, it Lisa Murkowski, Republican
Manny advertised in the Penny Saver for a Homecare providers earn low wages—the me- looked like the measure had been from Alaska, and one of the four
home healthcare aide, thinking it would be easy put to sleep. However, that was possible Republican swing voters,
to hire someone privately—maybe someone dian wage for home care workers is about $12 an not to be. And here we are. immediately commented when
who might also live-in some of the time—and she came out of the proceedings
he could pay her o the books. It took almost a hour—receive poor bene ts, often work long and Democrat house managers during a break, about her reaction
month of ads, but he nally found an appropriate are now pursuing impeachment to Nadler’s assertion that GOP
and a ordable caregiver—a warm and friendly unpredictable work hours, and have no chance for in the Senate with the sane elan
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and home care agencies are foreign-born, accord-
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direct-care workers are immigrants.
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paid o the books, the percentage of immigrants
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A sporting lesson
OF HUMAN How, I wondered, would my the president of the league, Arty, free Ranger tickets now.” up all the pucks. No pucks, no
INTEREST brother be able to preach about and volunteered Philip’s services. I wasn’t immune to bribery but slap shots, until they learn to
the importance of hustle and de- Arty promised him free Ranger skate. Lorenzo, how would you
LORENZO sire when his hockey career con- tickets if he took the job. wanted no part of this folly. like to be my executive assistant
GARO sisted mostly of skating in circles Philip’s team was comprised coach?”
at the red line and waiting for “What do you know about
No one, and I mean no the puck to take a lucky bounce coaching?” I asked Philip, after he of 10- through 12-year-olds. A Hesitantly, I agreed to help
one, could have been in his direction? Elmo Wright, a told me about the deal he’d made. week later, I asked how his rst my brother, but only for a couple
more ill-suited to coach football player, used to do a dance practice went. of practices. He told me that he
youth hockey than my brother, after he scored a touchdown. “You throw a bag of pucks
Philip. When it came to sports, When by some miracle Philip out on the ice and let them play. “ ey don’t know how to SEE GARO PAGE 12
he was the classic underachiever. scored a goal, he did an Elmo Besides, you can help me. I’ll have skate,” he said. “All they want to
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cans of all stripes and to do so by did not learn this basic tactic in
showing disdain for Republicans. law school.
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possible swing voter Republican, comments would not a ect how
was so o ended by Nadler’s she would vote. It might, howev-
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Age-appropriate learning: Too much too fast
Dear Dr. Linda, this only happening in our house? STRONG packet brings that to 30 minutes a development than nurture. ere’s
Our 8-year old daughter, a third How are other parents dealing LEARNING night of homework. Your daughter a strong genetic relationship
with all this? We can’t believe they shouldn’t be that upset.” connected with many parts of the
grader, brings home a math packet can do the math either! DR. LINDA brain. erefore, she may have
every week to do along with her SILBERT At that point, you say that you inherited both your math genes.
homework. She has the week to Samantha understand that, but our daughter With that said, nurture determines
complete the packet. Here’s the Dear Samantha, need to stop giving out assign- is upset. Maybe she shouldn’t be, if a child will develop intellectually
problem: To begin with, home- but she is.Together, consider if to his or her full potential.Two
work time is a nightmare. en What you’re describing is prob- ments if the child can’t handle it’s her anxiety that’s causing her children with similar intellectual
add on the math packet and she ably going on in many homes, to melt down or is she not able at potential can go in two di erent
has a total meltdown. By the way, but no one talks about it. Parents them.To educate the child, we this time to understand what it is directions, depending on how
they tested her a month ago and are afraid that either something is she has to do, or does she under- their parents and their teachers
said she doesn’t qualify for any wrong with their child or they’re need to begin where the child is stand what she needs to do, but interact with them.
support. She’s ne. Really? Have doing a poor job of parenting. doesn’t understand the material.
they been in my house? academically and developmentally. One child may succeed and the
ey’re embarrassed to talk to Many educators believe that if other may fail.
We don’t know if she’s sim- anyone about what’s happening. Otherwise, they will learn little you present higher order thinking
ply too tired after school to do skills to children at a younger age erefore, if your daughter is
more schoolwork, or she doesn’t What you’re experiencing can and develop emotional problems. it will stimulate more brain cells struggling, for whatever reason,
understand what she’s supposed be caused by many things. One and they will succeed. Are they don’t sit back and wait for others
to do or how to do it. When I reason is that many children are As the parents, you need to right? Yes and no. I once met to help her or use the excuse that
contacted the teacher, she said that being given too much too fast. with a 5-year-old who asked me, you couldn’t do math either. She
she had all week to do the packet. contact her teacher and tell her “If 5 + X = 10, would X be 5?”Yes, needs her mother and father to
I told her that’s not the issue. She ey simply are not ready cogni- he needed to be given work at a get help in or outside of school
can’t do it! My husband and I are tively or emotionally for pages of about the tears every night during higher level. However, he’s an ex- and they need to go for the help
both teachers, not math teachers homework, or any homework. In ception. Most children who are 5, with her (whether it’s a therapist
though. We were horrible in math. addition, they’re not ready to work homework time and the di - think like a 5-year-old, and there’s or tutor). Hopefully, you’ll be able
Maybe she just has our genes. Or at higher order thinking assign- not much you can do about it until to pinpoint the problem, why
is she just too tired afterschool? Is ments. culty she is having with the math their brain is ready to move onto it’s happening and how it can be
6. As I’ve said in the past, you can’t remediated.
Since the goal, hopefully, of packets. e teacher might act give a baby steak before he or she
most educators is to educate their has teeth. If you do, they’ll choke Dr. Linda
students, not school them, we surprised and say,“Actually, the and cry. at’s what happens to
children in school if they’re not Dr. Linda is co-author of “Why Bad
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Forsooth, arise and begone! OP ED
“You were talking in your TRACY the Shire, or a constable clearing the Witnessing the
sleep last night,” I said cobblestone streets of Old England renaissance of
to my husband when from lollygaggers. Or maybe he downtown Mahopac
he stumbled into the kitchen that BECKERMAN dreamed it was 200 years ago and BY LAWRENCE ZACKS AND THOM IANNICCARI
morning. I handed him a cup of GUEST WRITERS
I was berating him for hanging the
It is not often that we get to watch the birth of a renais-
espresso to jolt him out of his toilet paper the wrong way and he sance, de ned as a revival of or renewed interest in
coma. yelled at me to “begone.” e Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce
declares that a revival is occurring with the recently pur-
“No, I wasn’t,” he said. is wasn’t the rst time he had chased properties of Swan Cove and the Tompkins Ma-
hopac Bank lots, former home of the Chamber. is project
“How would you know?” I asked. talked in his sleep. ere was the is the beginning of a renaissance for the Hamlet Business
Center, which will provide a beautiful lakeside park and a
“You were asleep. I was not asleep… because you were time he did a musical countdown and conducted an 90-space parking lot.
talking in your sleep.” orchestra while he slept, smacking me in the face as he As it was, Swan Cove was the prior site to an eyesore
collection of old buildings and an embarrassment to the
“I don’t talk in my sleep,” he said as he sat down at directed the string section. Another time he yelled out, downtown area.
the table. e dog came over for a scratch behind the “Who’s there?!” and I jumped out of bed and hid in the Losing the blight was an instant return on investment.
Being the last available lakeside property and conveniently
ears or maybe just to take my husband’s side. closet thinking there was an intruder in the house. And located in the business district, it is an investment that will
pay back dividends for decades as a destination site provid-
“Well, you did last night,” I said. “And you were very one time he told me to bring the camels inside, even ing convenient parking. When placed into the puzzle of the
forthcoming comprehensive Master Plan and redevelop-
adamant about it.” though we lived in the suburbs and we weren’t zoned ment guidelines, this project will reap huge returns.
Now my husband was interested. I’m sure he thought for domesticated desert pets. Redevelopment of our commercial properties will bring
such improvements as water and sewer, better roads, side-
he had perhaps divulged some husband secret from Sleeping with my husband was not restful, but it was walks and tra c ow, with more accessible parking in these
deep within his subconscious, like, the fact that he certainly entertaining.
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purposely hangs the toilet paper the wrong way just to “Did I say anything else,” he asked, hoping for some
make me crazy. insight into the source of his nocturnal mumblings.
“What did I say?” he wondered. I thought for a moment. He had said some other
“Begone,” I replied. things but mostly under his breath so I couldn’t make
“I said ‘begone?’” he repeated. them out.
“Yes.” “I don’t know,” I nally said. “Maybe I dreamed it.”
He shook his head. “I would never say ‘begone.’ I’d “Probably,” he said. “’Cuz I would never say ‘begone.’”
say, ‘Get lost,’ but I wouldn’t say ‘begone.’ I think you “OK. Anyway, honey, I have to run,” I said, putting
heard it wrong. Maybe I said, ‘poupon.’” on my jacket. “I have an appointment. Would you
“Were you dreaming about mustard?” I said. mind taking the dog out?”
“Unlikely,” he admitted. I thrust the leash at him.
We were both silent as we wondered what had “Fine,” he said. “Begone.”
inspired him to yell out “begone” in his sleep. Maybe
he had dreamed he was a king’s attendant in a Shake- You can follow Tracy on Facebook at www.facebook.com/
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ZACKS/IANNICCARI GARO a week and was amazed at the improve-
ment in his team’s skating ability. We
FROM PAGE 11 FROM PAGE 9 did the cone drill and Philip was right:
Swan Cove and its municipal parking lot is a project that puts “the wind to our back.”. might not have the job anyway. Before e more the kids fell, the better they
is will make it easier for the public to visit retail, o ces, restaurants and marinas. In the rst practice parents streamed into got. He nally allowed pucks on the ice,
addition to having an unimpeded view of the lake, it will o er a place to relax and enjoy the locker room to help their sons put but no slap shots. We taught them how
each other’s company. Imagine a pleasant spot with seating to view the lake, have a lunch on equipment and tie their skates. It got to take “wrist” shots, which were more
or let your children at play. Enhanced tra c ows are being studied at the Route 6 and ridiculous, like a social event. My broth- practical and attuned to their abilities.
6N intersection with new crosswalks and sidewalks that connect the pedestrian experi- er got angry and threw them all out,
ence to the businesses around the parking lot. New catch basins and storm drains will telling one mother that her son wasn’t a e way they tried, their enthusiasm,
redirect all the road water from going onto the new lot, which, along with the newly in- baby. He could tie his own skates. I actually started looking forward to
stalled pump drains, will decrease the ooding for which that the old lot was infamous. practices. Unfortunately, we had to play
Including improvements to the neighboring Chamber Park and connecting the two “Arty is going to hear about this,” said the rst game.
parks over the water by a foot bridge, it also will allow for the long-awaited completion an angry father.
of the sidewalk improvement project on the south side of 6N across from Mahopac Arty scheduled a scrimmage with a
Plaza. Arty backed Philip: no parents in the traveling team of all-stars. Philip and
New building codes will help the commercial hamlet to grow, prosper and get a locker room.Too bad, I thought. Now I I worried that it might demoralize the
much-needed facelift. Property and business owners in the Hamlet should start a busi- had to go to Philip’s puckless practices. boys. Arty saw it as a chance for them
ness development group to represent in solidarity their ongoing visions to town leader- to see how good they could be someday.
ship thus continuing the renaissance. is is a core muscle to this renaissance and busi- He at least looked like a coach. He
ness owners and property owners should reach out the Chamber’s Legislative Advisory was dressed in sweats, had a whistle e all-stars skated backwards faster
Board (LAB) to discuss this. around his neck and was, surprisingly, than our guys could skate forward.
Two years ago, when the co-chairs of the LAB rst unveiled the Chamber’s white pa- animated. He took half the team and Score after rst period: 7-0.
per calling for the town to draft a new Master Plan by 2020, town leaders immediately did starts and stops. e other half was
embraced the idea and started laying the groundwork. In December 2019, a planning my responsibility. Philip had set up a In the locker room the boys were
consultant rm was hired to conduct studies. Zoning and building codes will be re- line of orange cones, which the players quiet, looking for Philip’s direction.
viewed and modi ed to create a new blueprint for Carmel. It won’t happen in a year, but were supposed to weave through, one
you the citizen and business owner can make sure that it does happen. skate crossing over the other, a funda- He said, “Guys, I’m proud of your
If everyone leaves this to the town without your participation, we lose the “wind in mental requirement in ice skating. ey e ort, but we have to be smarter. Play
our sails,” and you may not like the results. It is time for the county seat of Putnam to all did it wrong, gliding through the your positions. Stop chasing the puck
start its transformation and for all to take part in having a say in the development that cones with both feet on the ice. And all around the ice.Trust each other!”
will build pride and lower taxes. then one guy took o and actually did
Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world”—or you want to see in the it, or tried to, before falling and knock- Far from being discouraged, the
town. Come to the public hearings that will be scheduled in 2020; listen, learn, inquire. ing down the cones. Everyone started boys erupted in cheers and displayed
For more information, email the Legislative Advocacy Board of the Chamber for your laughing, including me. From behind I a grizzled determination. As the game
copy of #CarmelVision2020 at [email protected] heard the piercing sound of my broth- progressed, they got better and even
er’s whistle. scored a couple of goals. ey tried their
Lawrence Zacks and om Ianniccari are co-chairs of the Chamber of Commerce Legislative hearts out.
Advocacy Board “We don’t laugh at each other,” he
barked. “Falling down means we’re In so far as sports were concerned, I’d
trying. I want to see more of you guys never seen strain on my brother’s face-
falling down.” until that night. It came from holding
I continued to help my brother twice
Funny, it took a bunch of 10-year-
olds to nally show my brother how to
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TOUB most proud of in terms of what he’s ac- NOW IS THE TIME TO SELL!
FROM PAGE 1
Toub has always been ambitious,Keevins
Toub was drafted by the Philadelphia said.
Eagles in the ninth round of the 1985 “I remember him telling me when he
NFL Draft and later signed with the Los was coaching at Missouri that one day he
Angeles Rams. But he did not play a game would be a coach in the NFL,” Keevins
for either team. said. “And he made it. He was the kind
“I knew when he graduated from high of guy who made up his mind of what he
school that he had the potential to be a wanted and kept working toward it until
great player, and he was,” Keevins said. “In he achieved his goals. He’s just a great indi-
my 28 years as head coach at Mahopac, vidual. I couldn’t be more proud. I’m root-
he’s probably one of the people who I’m ing like crazy for him.
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Mahopac Middle School lets off
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e Middle School held its annual STEAM Fair (Science, Technology,
Engineering, Art, Math) on Saturday ( Jan. 24) as the district’s scientists of the
future put their research and experiments on display.
Students in grades 6-8 picked projects ranging from electronics to wind power to
disease and much more, and came up a hypothesis, did the research, and presented
their ndings. e fair was overseen by MMS teachers Kelly Kischak and Margaret
“ is is about the sixth year we’ve done it,” said MMS principal Tom Cozzocrea.
“It keeps getting bigger and bigger. It moves with the times and technology. You
see a big representation of things that are going on in the world today that the kids
are interested in.”
e young scientists were mentored by Honor Society students from the high
school and the projects were awarded for best in each grade level and for the best
“We look at this now as a community event, not just a middle school event,”
Seventh-graders Davin Bark
an experiment to see how m
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kaleidoscopes. Maya Gjelaj. Teligades and Gjelaj did experimens with oobleck
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solids. Campisis and Daly mentored them.
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FROM PAGE 2
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PHOTO: SKIP PEARLMAN
DeBrocky waits to put up
a shot in Monday’s win
over New Rochelle.
PHOTO: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
Lauren Beberman drives
PHOTO: SKIP PEARLMAN PHOTO: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
Indians sophomore point guard Melanie DeMeo kept the offense in Caitlyn O’Boyle backs
high gear Monday in a big win over New Rochelle. down a Yorktown
Mahopac rolls to big win over New Rochelle
BY SKIP PEARLMAN “ at was a really good win, hopefully cuts, she really gave them problems,“ what was coming at them after a while.”
CONTRIBUTING WRITER a stepping-stone win,“ said Indians coach Scozzafava said. “And the other girls e Indians were set to host Arlington
Chuck Scozzafava. “It was a close game found her, we played really good team bas-
e Mahopac girls basketball team going into the fourth, and we had a really ketball. Melanie has been solid, she runs at 6 p.m. Friday ( Jan. 31) and visit Har-
picked up another big win on Monday good fourth quarter.” the show and she’s been great. She’s really rison on Saturday (Feb. 1).
( Jan. 27), starting strong against New stepped up this year, and she can shoot and
Rochelle and keeping the energy level Freshman Lauren Lieberman led the play defense. Lauren played a great game - Scozzafava continues to see his team
on high for the entire game en route to a Indians with 15 points, junior Caitlyn that was a breakout game for her, she was grow with six games left in the regular
64–51 home victory. O’Boyle was a presence inside and n- really good on the boards, and on defense. season.
ished with 14 points, and sophomore And Mia Klammer (eight points) gives us
New Ro came into the game 11-2, and point guard Melanie DeMeo gave the In- so much energy, and she had a bunch of Earlier in the week, on Tuesday, Jan. 21,
ranked No. 3 in the section in AA. dians 13 points and a ton of energy. steals. She did a great job.” the Indians traveled to Yorktown and beat
the Huskers, 65-40.
e Indians (10-4) came out with great O’Boyle gave the Huguenots problems e coach liked his team’s defensive
energy from the start, went up 18-11 after in the paint throughout the game, drawing posture, and pressure. “I think we’re at a good point right
one and led 35-29 at halftime. double teams, and the Indians’ pestering now,“ he said. “We’re continuing to get
defense forced numerous costly turnovers, “Defensively, we went full-court,” he better, we’re making better choices, taking
Mahopac held a three-point lead going keeping New Rochelle out of its rhythm. said. “Got some easy baskets, then we care of the ball. And as a defensive unit
into the fourth quarter, and never relin- went full-court man… ey didn’t know we’re continuing to come together. You’ve
quished control. “O’Boyle made a couple of really nice got a know people have your back, and
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Mahopac’s comeback attempt falls short
PHOTOS: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
Mahopac nearly dug themselves out of a four-goal
de cit in the third period against Rye Town-Harrison
on Monday night, but dropped another close one, 6-5,
e Indians (2-12-1) fell behind 4-0 then 5-1 to the
Titans. With about 7 minutes left, Coach Tim Donaghy
pulled his goalie to bring on an extra skater. e strategy
worked, with Mahopac scoring three goals in four min-
utes, cutting Rye Town’s lead to one goal with 3 minutes
to play. e home team, however, answered back a min-
ute later, going up 6-4. Mahopac would score another
goal with 5 seconds to go.
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Mahopac places fourth at Caruso tournament
Roa, Nardecchia take second
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“Xander has been looking
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the coach added. “Russo
keeps getting better every
day, his hard work is pay-
ing o . And Londrim had
a great tournament. Our
seniors have been stepping
up, and our juniors have
Tornambe also liked
what he saw from Fitzpat-
rick. “Brock did a good job
to get fth place at 160,”
the coach said. “And Aid-
an taking fourth place re-
ally tells me he’s ready for
sectionals and divisionals.
is tournament had some
tough competition. Ryan
Kick also had some tough
matches, and he wrestled
e Indians were sched-
uled to visit Horace Greeley
at 4:30 p.m. ursday ( Jan.
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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT – CHLOE LEE
‘second family’ to
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER how much we support one another.
SPORTS EDITOR Over the past six years, I have been
on the team it has only become
Senior Chloe Lee is a member of the Ma- more noticeable how much we
hopac gymnastics team. push one another towards becom-
ing the best we can be. It’s like Mr.
How old were you when you started in gymnastics and what got Collins say: It is teamwork that’s
you started? important.When one of our team-
I was about 6 years old when I began gymnastics, I don’t recall exactly mates is having a bad day, there’s
the reason for my interest given I was so young, but I vaguely remember always another one that will be
6-year-old me thinking it was cool. there pick them up. I love helping
What is your favorite thing about being on the Mahopac gym- someone with a new skill and see
PHOTOS: TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL nastics team? them jumping and screaming be-
My favorite thing about being on the Mahopac gymnastics team is cause they nally got it.
What are your individual and
team goals for the rest of the season?
e team goals are the same ev-
ery year: qualify as a team for the
divisionals competition, as well as
the sectionals championship, and
qualify as many girls as possible for
the states competition. As for indi-
vidual goals, I would like to try to
practice my double back tuck dis-
mount o bars for the divisionals
competition in preparation for the
following meets. I also hope that I
qualify for uneven bars once again
for my last year in high school.
What is your favorite gym-
Uneven bars is my favorite
event, although it wasn’t always.
(Beam used to be my favorite)
Who has been your biggest role
model over the years and what
have you learned from them?
I’d say that my mom is my big-
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TRACK AND FIELD
Mahopac shows growth at
Several runners qualify for Class A Championships
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER • e 4x200-meter relay team ley Pereira, Kiarra Condon, Julia PHOTO COURTESY OF KELLEY POSCH
SPORTS EDITOR (Matt Luongo, Chris Evangelista, McGrinder, Ilia Arcery) also ran a
Nick Ahern and Max Semegran) season-best 4:42 to place fth. Emily Pontillo, Tatiana Morano and Hailey Pereira competed in the
e Mahopac track and eld placed fth in a season-best time Northern Counties Championships on Sunday.
teams placed eighth (girls) and (1:38.06). e team competes next at the
ninth (boys) out of 12 teams in Section 1 Class A Championships McGrinder, Emily Pontillo). growth of this team in quality and
the Northern Counties Champi- On the girls’ side, points were on Wednesday,Feb.5,at the Armory.
onships on Sunday, Jan. 26, at the scored by: “We hope to see them come quantity and we are excited to keep
Armory in New York City. “We are bringing a much bigger
• Andrea Jenkins, fourth place squad this year,especially improving back to do so next year,”Posch said. the momentum going into the
“We saw a signi cant growth in the 300-meter run (44.47), who on the girls’ side,” Posch said. “Last
from last year’s placement where came close to a school record again year we did not bring any girls to “We continue to be excited by the soon-approaching spring season.”
they placed 12th and 11th, respec- but will have one more shot at the the meet. is year we will bring
tively,”said Coach Kelley Posch. Class A meet. two individual girls and two girls
relays.We will have four individuals
On the boys’ side, points were • Maddie McCrosson, sixth and a relay on the boys’side.”
scored by: place shot put (26-09.75)
In addition to the quali ers,
• Matt Luongo in the triple • e 4x200-meter relay (An- other track and eld athletes came
jump (third place, 39-09) and long drea Jenkins, Emma Ranaghan, within fractions of a second of
jump ( fth place, 19-06), both of Fiona Sheeran, Grace Witt) ran a qualifying (Hailey Pereira, Justin
which were personal records. season-best 1:58 to place fth. Kumrow, Peter Dorovitsine, Julia
• e 4x400-meter relay (Hai-
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the experience of being part of
the gymnastics team and why
should they go out for the team?
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tics team is like being a part of a
second family. Like I mentioned
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and how much I’m going to miss
it. But again, another quote from
Mr. Collins, “Once you’re on the
team, you’re on the team for life.”
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