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LEWISBORO POLICE DEPARTMENT
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER $130,000 salary. Town Justice Marc Seedorf, right, swears in Police Chief David Alfano. PHOTO: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
EDITOR “He has been a very good
basis with the U.S. Drug En- Lewisboro Police Department was limited by the state to earn-
Lewisboro’s newest police sergeant,” Parsons said. “He re- ing $30,000 as the interim chief.
chief is a local product with ally knew the town well because forcement Administration to through a transition period after “He gave a huge amount of his
global experience. he had grown up here, been to time to the town for free,” Par-
school here. Second, he had got- work on special cases. its former chief, Frank Secret, sons said. “Charlie Beckett did
David Alfano, a 36-year-old ten experience outside of the us a huge favor.”
Cross River resident, joined the town.” “I have con dence in the retired in 2016. At that time,
Lewisboro Police Department Beckett’s retirement and Alfa-
in 2012 as a patrol o cer. ree Alfano’s latest promotion was community and my cops,” Al- Parsons said, it was “too early no’s promotion are a net loss for
years ago, he was promoted to celebrated on Monday, July 1, at the department, but Parsons said
sergeant. the Lewisboro Library, where fano said last week. “Together, for any of our young, new full- there are no immediate plans to
dozens of friends, family mem- hire another o cer.
e 2001 John Jay High bers, colleagues and community we’ll achieve great things.” timers to take over.”
School graduate came home to members attended his swearing-
Lewisboro after seeing six years in ceremony. Beckett, he said, was a part-
of active duty with the United
States Coast Guard, rising to the “It’s an absolute dream come CHARLIE BECKETT time chief in salary only. Already
rank of boatswain’s mate petty true for me,” Alfano said, sur-
o cer rst class. Since 2007, he rounded by his wife and two In an interview, Parsons retired from the Lewisboro force
has been a member of the Coast children. “ ere’s no other town
Guard’s reserve forces. I would want to work for.” praised Beckett for guiding the and drawing a pension, Beckett
Supervisor Peter Parsons said Alfano has also garnered
he was an obvious successor to the respect of neighboring law
Charlie Beckett, who has retired enforcement agencies, hav-
after serving as a part-time chief ing worked part-time with the
since 2016. Westchester County Narcotics
Unit. He has assisted on many
Alfano, who will be a full- drug arrests in the tristate area,
time police chief, was appointed including in Lewisboro. While
to the position in April by the in the Narcotics Unit, Alfano
Town Board. He will earn a was deputized on a temporary
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Katonah-bound, kids ﬁnd heartbreak instead
Diana DeVivo, 46, killed by moving truck
BY TOM BARTLEY A lifelong resident of New Rochelle until the ill-fated thing a child could need or want,” Cacase said.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER move, DeVivo had taught for several years in the local DeVivo was buried at Beechwoods Cemetery in New
Liberty Montessori School.
Katonah was supposed to be the start of a new life for Rochelle on July 2, a year to the day after her father,
Diana DeVivo and the three young children she loved: Another niece, Taylor Cacase of New Rochelle, said, Paolo, was interred there. DeVivo is also survived by her
her own daughter as well as a niece and nephew who “Diana worked very hard to give these children a better mother, Rosaria; a sister, Assunta Pugliese; and a broth-
had lost their mother four years ago. Instead, in an in- life, which included moving them to Katonah...an area er, Walter O. DeVivo.
stant, everything turned tragic. that is known for their impeccable school districts.”
Bedford police, declaring DeVivo’s death a tragic ac-
On a sunny Sunday afternoon, the last day in June, Cacase made her remarks as part of an appeal on a cident, have ruled out foul play. “It is apparent that at
DeVivo was bringing household items to their new GoFundMe page (gofundme.com/horri c-accident- some point Ms. DeVivo exited the rental truck as it was
home at 52 Anderson Road. Somehow, the truck she leaves-3-children-motherless). “All money raised will coming down the sloped driveway, and she succumbed
had rented for the move snagged her and dragged the go directly to the needs of the children,” Cacase wrote. to injuries sustained when she was dragged under it,” Lt.
46-year-old single mother down the sloping driveway, Andrew M. Bellantone, a police spokesman, said.
fatally injuring her. When Anthony and Sophia’s mother, Holly Neglia,
44, died in 2015, Cacase said, DeVivo, “compassionate Rushed, unconscious, to Northern Westchester Hos-
Abruptly, and for the second time in their young lives, and sel ess,” stepped in. pital by the Katonah-Bedford Volunteer Ambulance
Anthony and Sophia were without a mother while Ro- Corps, DeVivo was later pronounced dead at the hospi-
saria lost the only mother she had ever known. “She nurtured these children as if they were her own, tal from her injuries.
kissed every boo-boo, took care of any academic needs,
tucked them in at night, and made sure they had every-
John Shearer, photographer, dies at 72
Lewisboro resident was honored by ArtsWestchester in April
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER anti-war protests in Chicago, the “Fight PHOTO COURTESY OF ARTSWESTCHESTER
EDITOR of the Century” between Joe Frazier and
Muhammad Ali, and Dr. Martin Luther Lewisboro resident John Shearer, right, accepts ArtsWestchester’s Artist of the Year
John Shearer, a Lewisboro resident and King’s memorial. award from Westchester County Executive George Latimer in April.
professional photographer who captured
many iconic moments across several de- He eventually retired from news pho-
cades, died on June 22, according to media tography and started his own publishing
reports. He was 72. company, which served corporate clients
like IBM and Chase.
e long-time Westchester resident was
just 16 years old when he snapped per- Shearer won 175 national photography
haps his most memorable shot: A young awards, including Photographer of the
John F. Kennedy Jr. saluting his father as Year in 1972 (the Association of Maga-
the assassinated president’s casket left the zine Photographers). His work has been
church on Nov. 25, 1963. exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of
Art, MOMA and the Whitney Museum,
His photograph of JFK Jr. helped land among other cultural institutions.
him a job at Look, a magazine that oper-
ated from 1937 to 1971. In April, he received ArtsWestchester’s
Artist of the Year Award.
Shearer’s father, Ted Shearer, was an art
director and illustrator who created the ough he chalked up his iconic shots
comic strip “Quincy” (1970-1987) and to being “lucky,” getting the right picture is
Billy Jo Jive, a children’s book series about also about “being ready and knowing your
an adolescent African-American detec- equipment,” Shearer said in an April inter-
tive that was later adapted into animated view with e Katonah-Lewisboro Times.
shorts on “Sesame Street.”
“Photography is an art form that hap-
One of his father’s friends was Gordon pens in one 250th a second,” Shearer said,
Parks, who was the rst African-Ameri- referring to his camera’s shutter speed.
can sta photographer at LIFE. Shearer
would become the second. He also worked ough his job put him in some dan-
for e New York Times. gerous situations, Shearer said he was nev-
er concerned with getting hurt.
As a photographer, he bore witness to
some of the most signi cant events of the “My great concern has always been to
20th century, including the Attica riots, come back with the picture,” Shearer said.
“You can’t come back with an excuse; you
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Lewisboro Library SLIME, PIZZA, PAINTING Ecological Research Institute
Programs AND ACT/SAT PRACTICE FOR (monitoringash.org) provides
TEENS constructive actions to be taken at
each stage of Emerald Ash Borer
e Lewisboro Library is lo- At 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, (EAB) invasion, including even
pre-invasion as well as the nal
cated at 15 Main St., South Sa- teens can make “Galaxy Slime.”At invasion stage, when virtually all
the ash in an area have been killed
lem. For more information or to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, there is a by this invasive beetle. In this free
workshop, which includes hands-
RSVP, visit lewisborolibrary.org. “Teen Pizza and Book Chat.” e on training, learn steps to take to
mitigate EAB damage, and to
group will munch pizza and des- enable detection of naturally oc-
curring EAB-resistant native ash,
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR J.R. sert while discussing “ e Hitch- which provide the greatest hope
for ash conservation.
ZUCKERBERG hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” by
Continuing education credits:
e Lewisboro Library is Douglas Adams. Artist and teach- NYS Nursery and Landscape
Association (3.5 CNLP); Inter-
holding two special events on er,Sam Kanner,will lead the popu- national Society of Arboricul-
ture (1.25 Arborist; 1.25 BCMA
July 12 and 13 featuring cartoon- lar “Teen Painting Night”at 7 p.m. Practice); Society of American
Foresters (3 Cat. 1, approval
ist/illustrator J.R. Zuckerberg. Wednesday, July 17. e library is pending); and Cornell Coopera-
tive Extension (3 Master Natu-
A co-author/illustrator of the also hosting an “ACT/SAT Prac- ralist).
new non ction graphic novel, “A tice Test”from 10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Pre-registration is encouraged
due to space limitations. Regis-
Quick and Easy Guide to Queer Saturday, July 20. ter by email to outreach@moni-
toringash.org or by calling 845-
and Trans Identities,” Zucker- 419-5229.
berg is a graduate of John Jay BROWN BAG FILM ABOUT is workshop is funded by the
Lower Hudson Partnership for
High School and the Pratt In- RUTH BADER GINSBERG Regional Invasive Species Manage-
ment and is presented by the Eco-
845.621.4450 stitute. At 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, logical Research Institute in part-
nership with Bedford Audubon.
219 Watermelon Hill Rd. Mahopac, NY 19541 At 7 p.m. Friday, July 12, teens the library is showing the lm,
Blues and BBQ
SUMMER RIDING PROGRAM and adults are invited to join a “On the Basis of Sex.” e lm
A Blues and BBQ bene t for
July 1st–August 30th • 1–10 Week Sessions special discussion of Zucker- tells the true story of Ruth Bader Bedford will be held from 4 to
8 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at Bed-
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Located on 18 Acres • Riders of All Levels Welcome Greenwich Road, Bedford. It is
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coming out, and navigating rela- U.S. Supreme Court Associate e event will feature live
music from e Rockbrokers
tionships. Following the discus- Justice. and food from the Market at
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sion there will be an interactive will bene t charities, such as the
Community Center of Northern
art-making activity. ADULT PAINTING PROGRAM Westchester.
At 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, WAITLIST For more information or to
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time about Acceptance.” At this with Sam Kanner” on Friday, Civic Club Singers
special storytime, Zuckerberg July 19. To be put on the waiting e Women’s Civic Club
Singers of Katonah will host two
will read picture books about the list, call the Library at `914-874- Summer Sings on Friday, July 12,
and Friday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m.
important act of being kind and 9004. Also, if you’ve registered to noon, at the Memorial House,
71 Bedford Road, adjacent to the
accepting others. Afterwards, and can no longer attend, contact Katonah Fire Department.
children can make button pins. the library so someone on the e group meets regularly on
Friday mornings from September
waitlist can take your place. through June. e chorus sings in
two-part harmony and performs
BOOK DISCUSSION Bedford Audubon a variety of music; from folk to
e library will host a special classical to Broadway. e group
also performs its music for senior
Summer Book Discussion for Society Training groups and at area nursing homes.
Adults at 7 p.m. ursday, Aug. 1. Workshop
To commemorate the 50th anni-
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We have been serving the
community for over 89 years. Moon: e Space Race and the Managing Ash (MaMA) Train-
Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo ing workshop from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
11,” by James Donovan. Copies Wednesday, July 17, at 35 Todd
of the book are available at the Road, Katonah.
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John Jay arts students, teachers honored
BY CHARLIE WICKS
ArtsALIVE, the booster club for the arts in the Retiring arts
Katonah-Lewisboro School District, honored stu- teacher Judi
dents and teachers at its end-of-year reception on Offenberg is
Tuesday, June 11, at John Jay High School. honored.
e organization presented awards to graduating
seniors, who will further their education in the arts,
and recognized some underclass achievements.
“It’s important because we have a lot of programs
that are di cult to get into, and it gives appreciation
to all seniors and underclassmen who worked hard
for it,” Colleen Cerami, co-president of ArtsALIVE,
told e Katonah-Lewisboro Times.
Cerami presented the awards along with Princi-
pal Steven Siciliano and Assistant Principal Vincent
Bell, who also honored two retiring performing arts
teachers, Steven Morse and Judi O enberg.
Elias Waill, a high school senior and a recipient of
an ArtsALIVE award, praised the organization for
its support of art programs at all grade levels. Waill
is going on to study music at the University of Texas.
“It’s amazing that they extended their reach to the
elementary schools,” Waill said.
e night ended with an a capella performance by
Lily Oyen, Angelina Cerami, Sarah McMahon and
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Gianaugusto Orlandi the Italian military as a member of the Name Society. Somers Rehabilitation and Nursing Cen-
Alpine Troops. Having met Rose in a Interment took place at St. John’s ter. She was 89.
chance encounter in Florence, Italy in Cemetery, Worcester, Mass. Marilyn was born on Feb. 10, 1930,
1961, he arrived in the United States in In lieu of owers, donations may be in Elmira, N.Y. to the late Valencia and
October 1963. Following their marriage made to Christ the King Church, 209 Harry Rarrick. She was raised in Corn-
in Worcester, Mass., they settled in New Tackora Trail, Ridge eld, CT 06877. ing, N.Y., graduated from SUNY Cort-
York, rst living in Rye and currently in He was a proud man, with a warm and land and taught third grade on Long Is-
South Salem. generous heart, strong Faith and a bril- land. As one of her best friends so aptly
Gianaugusto was employed by various liant mind. He was loved by many and he commented, “Marilyn had a long and
engineering rms. Passionate about the loved many. fruitful life and gracefully touched every-
arts, classical music, especially the piano, Marilyn L. Beneventano body she came in contact with.”
opera and operetta, he often planned va- Marilyn was a member of the Cov-
cations to attend performances. is love eleigh Club in Rye for over 30 years and
began in his childhood. He possessed a enjoyed tennis and lawn bowling. She
wide knowledge of art, enjoying museum also liked playing golf with e Niners
visits wherever he traveled. He also had at Lake Isle Country Club in Eastches-
a broad understanding of history, was ter. As a member of the Yonkers Chorale
conversant in ve languages and a skilled Society, Marilyn brought joy to many by
bridge player. For many years, he enjoyed singing and playing the piano. Marilyn
skiing, playing tennis and traveling, espe- was a long time member of e United
cially Italy and Austria. Gianaugusto de- Methodist Church in Mamaroneck.
veloped a reputation as an excellent chef As anybody who knew her could at-
and was happy to prepare his signature test, Marilyn’s family was the nucleus
Gianaugusto “Gian” Orlandi, of South dishes for family and friends. of her life. She was the beloved wife of
Salem, passed away peacefully Tuesday, He is survived by his wife, Rose, of 55 the late Dr. omas C. Beneventano and
June 25. He was 84. years; daughter, GiannaMaria Orlandi, the loving mother of omas M. (Patri-
He was the loving husband of Rose Esq.; his brother and sister, Paolo and cia) Beneventano of Katonah. Marilyn
D’Elia Orlandi and beloved father of Paola Bergamini; niece, Claudia; nephew, was the devoted grandmother of Philip,
Gianna Maria. Gianaugusto was born in Andrea; grandniece, Illaria; and grand- omas, Raymond and Daniel Beneven-
Cento, Italy, on Oct. 25, 1934, and earned nephew, Federico, all of Modena, Italy; tano.
a degree in engineering from S. Massimo also brother-in-law, John J. Carey; niece, Interment took place at St John’s Cem-
College in Turin, Italy. Ann Carey (Robert) Kephart; grand- etery, Middle Village, Queens.
He had fond memories of memories niece, Emma; and grandnephew, Alexan- In lieu of owers, memorial contribu-
of summers spent mountain climbing der, all of Braintree, Mass. tions may be made to the Cure Alzheim-
in the Dolomites, which would become Gianaugusto was a parishioner of Marilyn L. Beneventano, of Katonah, er’s Fund in Wellesley Hills, Mass.
a lifelong love. Wartime hardships were Christ the King Church, SSPX in Ridge- formerly of Mamaroneck, died peacefully SEE OBITUARIES PAGE 14
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Oh, Canada Don’t Skimm this column
When we READING, rst- oor apartment Iwince when I hear BRUCE Otherwise I might have
were kids, WRITING & with customized Boomers spout this THE BLOG my Millennial Baby
my family small scale furniture, or that stereotype Boomer membership
about Millennials. I do card con scated by the
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vacation experi- KIM grandfather clock, Millennials return the BRUCE police.
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travel by plane and the Palais des Nains tion. Life” is a 200-page com-
other trips by car, (Midgets Palace) I am the ghostwriter pendium of tips on such
usually during the rst two weeks of where tourists paid a fee to watch the on a book being released matters as de-stressing,
July. Nicol family go about their daily lives. Aug. 6 titled “Fisch going green, budgeting,
One summer our destination was On my 1967 Montreal trip, we ob- Tales: e Making of a Millennial Baby investing, traveling, interviewing, and
Montreal, Canada. My parents had served the tiny furnishings, memora- Boomer,” by Bob Fisch, MBB (millen- negotiating salaries.
friends who lived in Montreal and bilia and old photographs of the Nicol nialbabyboomer.com). Borrowing a page theSkimm is smart, funny, and full
they had invited us to visit during family in this unusual apartment. ( e from gene splicing, we introduce the of useful information for anyone of any
Expo ’67, Canada’s World’s Fair. is Midgets Palace closed in 1990.) concept of “generation splicing,” through generation. For example, health insurance
International and Universal Exposition On our last night in Montreal, my mutual mentoring, to help all of us un- is neatly encapsulated under the honest
ran from April to October in 1967 to parents’ friends o ered to babysit my derstand each other better. As the book heading, “ ings No One Really Under-
celebrate Canada’s centennial. brother and me at their apartment to points out, generation labels based on stands.” It then goes on to simply and
To maximize our vacation time, we give my parents an evening out. Rita birth years tell me what you are, but they quickly explain such terms as premium,
ew to Canada instead of driving. My and George lived in a high-rise apart- don’t tell me who you are. in-network and out-of-network, and the
family stayed in a hotel with a pool. ment building in the center of the city. If you want to know how the other di erence between Medicare and Med-
I do not remember a single thing eir apartment had a small balcony half lives, the best way to learn is to crawl icaid.
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through the exhibits and pavilions and the railing for a few minutes before Did you hear the one about Millennials “‘Do what you love and never work a day
eaten lunch on the one or two days at being ushered back inside to the air being lazy and spoiled? Meet Carly Zakin in your life’ is BS. ere’s no way to suc-
the event, but I have no memory of it. conditioning. and Danielle Weisberg. In 2012, at age ceed without working hard.”
What I do remember about that trip As a treat, Rita o ered us some pop- 25, they quit their jobs and took a ier e book also has one of the clear-
to Montreal was climbing the stone corn. But this was not American pop- on launching a novel news digest with a est, most logical explanations of climate
steps to Saint Joseph’s Oratory of corn. is was a bowl of bright pink mere $4,000 in cash. change I’ve seen anywhere.
Mount Royal. Canada’s largest church, neon colored popcorn! My brother and
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pray to be healed and cured of their having pizza for dinner and we were it is a way for Millennials—80 percent of practical value …
its 7 million subscribers are female—to
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they can skim theSkimm and be fully to form a bridge between the
the hundreds of canes, crutches, braces up at the apartment door, we were armed for that day’s watercooler conver- generations will be out Aug. 6.
sations at the o ce (watercooler? talk
and other paraphernalia lined up immediately disappointed to see pizza about showing my age! LOL).
inside the church. Apparently, miracles covered in sliced green peppers! Ugh! I’m one of the theSkimm’s 20 percent
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entertaining nuggets, as this product does,
without any assistance! Seeing our faces, I’m sure that Rita makes a lot of sense if you want to stay
abreast of the news as e ciently as pos-
Another highlight of that family o ered to remove the green pep- sible. As the founders say, “We read, you
vacation to Montreal that I particu- per slices from the pizza so that we
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sibly imagine such a tourist attraction Just before writing about this child-
existing in 2019, this establishment hood trip to Montreal, I decided to
had been a destination for tourists Google pink popcorn. I discovered
from around the world since 1920. that Lucky Elephant Pink Candy
According to the internet, a Cana- Popcorn has been a popular snack in
dian man named Philippe Nicol was Canada since the 1950s. is pink
36 inches tall and traveled the world candy-coated confection is available at
as part of the Barnum & Bailey circus. carnivals, concession stands and small
Philippe and his 40-inch tall wife, grocery stores!
Rose, married in 1913 and moved to
Montreal with the money they had Kim Kovach is more adventurous
earned over the years. ey had a in trying unusual foods as an adult.
three-story townhouse built featuring a kimkovachwrites.com
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e e ect of helicopter parents
Dear Dr. Linda, future. I know you’re o his back. through the child, trying to make him
In my book, “Why Bad Grades Hap- achieve a goal that is not his own.
Our son, Je , has STRONG going to agree with
been tutored during LEARNING me so I’m hoping that pen to Good Kids,” I talk about the 4. If, after all of the tutoring, no dem-
the school year and his if they see it in print, e ects “helicopter parents” have on their onstrated improvement has been seen,
children. ese parents hover over their the child may have a learning disability
summer vacations every DR. LINDA coming from you, I’ll children, making sure that every “t” is that isn’t being addressed.
SILBERT crossed and every “i” is dotted. By not
year since he was in have a better chance of giving their children breathing room to 5. Although the parent (and school)
discover who they are and what they can may be aware of the child’s challenges,
rst grade. He’s been getting Je to continue and can’t do, they are delivering the tacit the parent is negligent in not taking
message that they think their children advantage of services o ered free by the
going to a nationally the tutoring. aren’t capable of doing the work them- school during the school year.
selves. Not only does this harm their
known tutoring center Eileen self-esteem, it denies their children the 6. e parent has been sold a bill of
opportunity of learning about cause and goods by the tutoring company.
six hours a week. It’s cost us a fortune, e ect or taking responsibility for their
own work. My husband and I have been evaluating
but I thought it was essential. He’s now Dear Eileen, and tutoring children for over 40 years. In
Does this mean that a parent should many cases, tutoring is helpful (and suc-
entering ninth grade and I’m insisting I wish I could say that I totally agree simply walk away and let a child fail? Of cessful). If the child is struggling and ex-
course not. When indicated, tutoring is periences success in learning one-on-one,
that we continue with the company. In with you. I do agree that education is excellent. If students are struggling with the child wants to go to tutoring (unless
a subject, obviously they need sup- it interferes with fun activities his or her
fact, I just sent in the payment for this important and it’s well documented that port. However, no child needs tutoring non-tutored friends are involved in).
continuously throughout his school
summer. Especially now, I want to make many students “slide backwards” during life. Everyone needs a break—and the But, as it seems in your case, if it is
opportunity to develop in other areas of overused, then something else is going
sure he doesn’t slide back in reading and the summer months. But if Je has been their lives. on. Start by calmly talking to your son,
listening to what he says is important to
other subjects. tutored year-round since rst grade and If I see a child who’s been tutored his him, and become his ally, not his adver-
entire life, I suspect one or more of the sary, in achieving his dreams (not yours).
However, he’s refusing to go for any is making the honor roll—never mind following may be happening:
more tutoring. My husband, an attorney, his lying to you about school-related 1. e parent is either totally oblivious
of or in denial of the child’s needs. Dr. Linda is co-author of “Why Bad Grades
argues that Je is bright and will do just issues—then there’s a problem. Unfortu- Happen to Good Kids,” and director of
2. e parent(s) is not realistic about Strong Learning Tutoring and SAT/ACT
ne. Je knows his father is on his side, nately, I think the problem is you. the child’s potential. Test Prep. Send your questions to Linda@
stronglearning.com. Find more articles at
and that has harmed my relationship From your email, it seems as if you 3. e parent(s) is living vicariously StrongLearning.com.
with Je . We argued all the time during created a fantasy of a child you want, not
the year—he lied to me about homework provided an environment in which your
assignments and tests. In fact, he’s been son could discover his own talents and
lying to me since fth grade. weaknesses and take responsibility for his
I’m ne with that because I believe in own education. You admitted that you’ve
my heart that I’m the parent who’s mak- paid thousands of dollars for tutoring
ing him succeed in school…he’s on the to guarantee that that child ful lls your
honor roll because of me. Even so, I’m fantasy. However, the fact that your son is
tired of ghting with the two of them. I’d refusing to continue to follow your plan
appreciate it if you would let them know suggests that it isn’t his. e fact that he
how important education is. e follow- started lying to you in fth grade tells me
ing years will determine which college that. And the lying likely comes from the
he’s going to attend and basically his fact that he doesn’t know how to get you
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Let’s Not The Debald family w
be Still memory of Brandan
Team Oliver, led by Hilary
Hughes, chair of the Star Legacy
Foundation, NY Metro Chapter
PHOTOS: SARAH BUSSINGER
Andrew House, 8 months, is ready to
walk in memory of Teddy Kane.
The kids are enjoying the fun run. Ike Axler, 7, the ﬁrst kid to ﬁnish the race
MES THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2019 PAGE 11
walks in The Let’s Not be Still! New York Festival, 5K and Walk was held
n. Saturday, May 18, at Meadow Pond Elementary School, in South
The races, organized by the Star Legacy Foundation NY Metro
Chapter, raised money toward pregnancy/infant loss research,
education, and awareness.
For more information, visit StarLegacyFoundation.org/lnbsny.
Ready, set, go!
These girls are The Star Legacy
walking in memory Foundation NY Metro
of Jane Donohue
Running in memory of Hennah Sahagian
Scott Sigal and Mark Donohue, the ﬁrst two
runners to ﬁnish the race
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Senior Hall of Fame nominees sought OBITUARIES
Do you know a senior who is making a positive di erence tee of past Senior Hall of Fame honorees, members from FROM PAGE 7
in Westchester County through his or her professional life, DSPS’s Aging Network, the county’s Senior Council and the Frank DeVito
volunteer work or both? If so, Westchester County invites Older Americans Act Advisory Council. Frank DeVito, of Cross Riv-
er, formerly of Yonkers and the
you to submit a nomination to the Westchester Senior Citi- DSPS Commissioner Mae Carpenter said that the Seniors Bronx died on July 3. He was 93.
Frank was born in the Bronx on
zens Hall of Fame, now in its 37th year. Hall of Fame is an important tradition because the senior May 24, 1926.
“ e Senior Hall of Fame is a special tradition honoring community has helped Westchester to become known for its He was a lifelong fan of sports,
and he especially enjoyed watch-
seniors who give their time and energy to improve the qual- quality of life. ing the Yankees, the Giants, and
boxing. As a young man, Frank
ity of life in our community,” said Westchester County Ex- “Today’s older generation molded a way of life that re ects was athletic, excelled at baseball
and even had a tryout with the
ecutive George Latimer. “Don’t miss this great opportunity the caring and generosity of its people,” she said. Brooklyn Dodgers. Frank always
worked; at age 10 he began shin-
to shine a light on seniors who merit special recognition for ose selected will be inducted into the Senior Hall of ing shoes in his father’s store, and
after leaving elementary school he
their contributions.” Fame at a festive awards luncheon on Friday, Dec. 6, in the took on the grueling work of de-
livering blocks of ice. ese early
Nominations are due by Sept. 13 and may be obtained on- Grand Ballroom of the Westchester Marriott Hotel in Tar- experiences molded his high work
ethic, a work ethic that is valued
line at westchestergov.com/seniors. rytown. e Westchester County Department of Senior by his children.
To be nominated, a person must: Programs and Services (DSPS), Westchester County Parks For most of his life,Frank worked
in the automobile industry in lead-
• Be at least 60 years old and live in Westchester and the Westchester Public/Private Partnership for Aging ership positions as the parts and
service manager of various dealer-
• Made signi cant contributions to improve life in the Services are hosting the gala. ships. Frank had a solid character
built upon knowledge, experience,
county Submit nominations online at westchestergov.com/seniors and integrity; he was well-respect-
ed and known as the “go-to-guy.”
• Be an outstanding leader or advocate or, if you prefer to mail your nomination, contact Rose Cap- It was important to Frank to treat
all his clients, colleagues, and em-
• Have professional achievements that re ect innovative pa at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 914-747-0519. ployees with respect; and they all
realized and appreciated Frank’s
solutions to ful ll unmet community needs (if nomination is Cappa is also the contact to learn how to become a Senior even-handed, candid method of
doing business—and they, in turn,
based on paid professional work) Hall of Fame sponsor or to sponsor a particular honoree. respected him greatly.
• Past Hall of Fame inductees are not eligible (see list of For additional information, call 914-813-6300 or visit Frank is the loving father of
Michael (Rosemary), Frank,
former inductees at westchestergov.com/seniors) westchestergov.com/seniors. Rick, Loretta and Carole Lynn—
and the cherished grandfather
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al was celebrated at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, July 10, at St. Mary of
the Assumption Church, 55 Val-
ley Road, Katonah. Interment fol-
lowed at South Salem Cemetery.
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John Jay meets
LteowJNoisehbwnorCJoaaysf/atllels on the mound
during the ﬁfth
John Jay/Lewisboro fell to New Castle 14-4 in Greater inning of last
Hudson Valley Baseball League 9-and-under action on week’s game
Wednesday, July 3, at Gedney Park (Millwood). Castle.
Jake Valintino Jake Blank
takes his lead hustles to
from second. third base.
Austin Ruiz makes Jake Blank
the catch at ﬁrst connects.
base for the out.
SEE PAGE 16 FOR MORE PHOTOS
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FROM PAGE 15 Timmy Austin Ruiz
Second baseman focuses at
Mason Federeci the plate. Brady Currid
throws to ﬁrst. locks in on a
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Life events can lead you to see a ﬁnancial advisor
Over the years, you’ll experience • Marriage – New- an education savings visor can help ensure you have taken
many personal and professional mile- lyweds often discover GUEST plan, as well as ways these steps.
CORNER to protect your family, • Retirement – Even after you retire,
stones. they bring di erent such as life insurance. you’ll have some important investment
Each of these can be satisfying, but nancial habits to a
they may also bring challenges – es- marriage. For exam- JUDI • Career change – decisions to make. For one thing, you’ll
pecially nancial ones. at’s why you ple, one spouse may MCANAW You may change jobs need to establish a suitable withdrawal
may want to seek the guidance of a - be more of a saver, several times, and each strategy so you don’t deplete your re-
nancial professional. Here are some of while the other is time you do, you’ll need tirement accounts too soon. Also, you
the key life events you may encounter, more prone to spend- to make some choices still need to balance your investment
along with the help a nancial advisor ing. And this holds true for investment about your employer-sponsored retire- mix in a way that provides at least
can provide: styles – one spouse might be more ment plan. Should you move it to your enough growth potential to keep you
• New job – When you start a new risk-averse, while the other is more ag- new employer’s plan, if transfers are ahead of in ation. Again, a nancial
job, especially if it’s your rst “career- gressive. A nancial advisor can help allowed? Or, if permitted, should you advisor can help you in these areas.
type” one, you may nd that you have recommend ways for you and your keep the assets in your old employer’s No matter where you are on your
several questions about planning for spouse to nd some common ground plan? Or perhaps you should roll over journey through life, you will need to
your nancial future, including your in your saving and investment strate- the money into an IRA? A nancial address important nancial and in-
retirement. You may have questions gies, enabling you to move forward to- advisor can help you explore these op- vestment questions, but you don’t have
about how much you should contrib- ward your mutual goals. tions to determine which one is most to go it alone – a nancial professional
ute to your employer-sponsored retire- • New child – When you have a child, appropriate for your needs. can help you nd the answers you need.
ment plan. What investments should you will need to consider a variety of - • Death of a spouse – Obviously, the
you choose? When should you increase nancial issues. Will you be able to help death of a spouse is a huge emotional is article was written by Edward
your contributions or adjust your in- the child someday go to college? And blow, but it does not have to be a - Jones for use by your local Financial
vestment mix? A nancial advisor can what might happen to your child, or nancial one – especially if you’ve pre- Advisor, Judi McAnaw, a resident of
recommend an investment strategy children, if you were no longer around? pared by having the correct bene ciary Katonah. She has an o ce at 332 Route
that’s appropriate for your goals, risk A nancial advisor can present you with named on retirement accounts and life 100, Suite 300, in Somers. Judi can be
tolerance and time horizon. some college-savings options, such as insurance policies. Your nancial ad- reached at 914-669-5329.
What to do after ‘I Do’ – Estate planning tips for newlyweds
Congratulations! You did it! ready have bene ciaries listed on your start small and speak with a local legal professional to
You married the love of your life and discuss the various estate planning options available and
you are so excited to start this next chap- GUEST retirement and/or life insurance ac- to help create legal documents to give you the security to
ter in your life. You are tan from that CORNER counts, but you may have a di erent in- support a long marriage of good health and happiness!
honeymoon, basking in a sea of wedding dividual, such as your parent or sibling. It
photos from a perfect day! I hope this LAUREN Lauren C. Enea, Esq. is an Associate at Enea, Scanlan
excitement carries you throughout your ENEA is important to review these bene ciary & Sirgnano, LLP. She concentrates her practice on Wills,
marriage, but as you settle into post- Trusts and Estates, Medicaid Planning, Special Needs
wedding normalcy, you may nd yourself designation forms and update them to Planning and Probate/Estate Administration. She believes
saying “so now what?” that it is never too early or too late to start planning for
One answer to that question is to start your new life list your spouse as your primary bene - your future and she enjoys working with individuals and
together from a nancial and legal perspective. Yes, we families to ensure that their estate and long-term-care plan
all know you need to change your name (if you choose to ciary. While you are at it, make sure you best suits their needs. Ms. Enea received a B.S. in Business
do so), but have you considered the other nancial and/or Management from Quinnipiac University graduating
strategic aspects that might need your attention? Here are discuss these accounts with your spouse Magna Cum Laude and a J.D. from the Pace University
ve things to consider doing once the big day has come School of Law graduating Summa Cum Laude. She is
and gone: so that you are both aware of the accounts each has and admitted to practice law in New York and Florida. She can
1. Update your identi cation and bank accounts: De- be reached at 914-948-1500.
pending on your nancial relationship with your new who the named bene ciaries are.
spouse, you may already have joint bank accounts or you
may have kept everything separate. After you change 4. Execute your advanced directives: Advanced direc-
your name, you may want to also restructure your bank
accounts and create joint bank accounts. Aside from a tives are in my opinion sometimes even more important
pure convenience perspective, having a joint bank account
with your signi cant other could avoid an administration than a Last Will and Testament. Advanced directives are
or probate proceeding in the event of one spouse’s death
and it also allows for open communication and nancial documents where you give permission to another indi-
transparency within your new marriage. Of course, you
may wish to continue to keep inheritances and property vidual (an agent) to make either health care or nancial
obtained prior to the marriage separate.
2. Sign your Last Will and Testament: You likely do decisions for you. A health care proxy provides authority
not yet have a Last Will and Testament, and if you do, you
likely do not currently name your spouse as the primary for someone to make medical decisions in the event you
bene ciary. It is important to have this document because
it not only indicates who you would like to receive your cannot make them yourself and a Power of Attorney pro-
assets when you pass away, but who will handle those as-
sets and administer your estate. An additional important vides authority for someone to make nancial decisions
reason to have this document is because it allows you to
name a guardian for any minor children you may have, in for you in the event you cannot make them for yourself. It
the event you and your spouse both pass away.
3. Update your bene ciary designations: You likely al- is important to discuss these documents with your spouse
and have a trust and estates attorney draft documents that
re ect each of your wishes. Often times spouses will act
as each other’s health care proxy agent and power of at-
torney. I also recommend appointing a successor in the
event your spouse cannot act for you.
5. Update your real property ownership: Often times a
newly married couple may have purchased real property
prior to their marriage. If property was purchased prior to
marriage, you will want to ensure that the property title
is changed to re ect that you and your spouse own the
property as “joint tenants with rights of survivorship” or
as “tenants by the entirety,” based on the laws of the state
you reside. Real property owned by married couples has
certain bene ts that should be reviewed with an attorney,
such as avoiding probate and/or certain creditor protec-
Just like planning your wedding, planning your nan-
cial and legal life together takes time, team work and
some nancial investment. My recommendation is to
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