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The Katonah-Lewisboro Times 07.09.20

VOL. 3 NO. 6 Visit for the latest news. THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2020

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Teen arrested after anti-police vandalism

Town continues debate on BLM resolution

BY TOM BARTLEY tests erupted in May over the death charged him with third-degree
CONTRIBUTING WRITER of George Floyd in Minneapolis. criminal mischief but emphasized
that their investigation remained
A 17-year-old has been arrested e protests, some of them violent, open. “Anyone that may have any
and charged with vandalism after though most of them peaceful, have information that is pertinent to the
spray-painted messages, assailing continued and spawned a backlash. investigation is encouraged to con-
the police in vulgar terms, appeared tact the Lewisboro Police Depart-
last month in South Salem. Re ecting that national experi- ment at 914-763-8903 or [email protected]
ence, the debate in Lewisboro is also,” the police said
e vandalism occurred between seeing pushback. Signs have gone up in a statement.
June 27 and 29, the Lewisboro supporting the police and calling for
police said. It was followed by a the ouster of a town board member. Spray-painted declarations that
contentious Town Board meeting Supporters on both sides have taken “Black Lives Matter” and provoca-
dominated by consideration of racial to social media to air their con ict- tive, even vulgar, messages directed
injustice and discussion of an o cial ing views. against police could be seen painted
stance against it. on streets and private property.
e teen accused of vandalism,
e Lewisboro spray painting who was not identi ed and who is SEE BLM PAGE 4
incident came after nationwide pro- being treated as an adolescent of-
fender, was arrested July 1. Police

New communications tower going up in Bedford

Structure would be used for emergency response

BY TOM BARTLEY in the heart of Bedford’s horse coun- communicate,” Joseph Lombardo, Adrian Sum, 5, of Cross River proudly displays his work of art
CONTRIBUTING WRITER try. e 140-foot tower will provide who chairs Bedford’s wireless ad- from Halston Media’s Summer Guide. See the guide online
radio communication for emergency visory body, said. A former chief of at
Katonah re ghters, ambulance service providers only, not cellphone the Bedford Hills Fire Department,
crews and rst responders through- users. It will host all of Bedford’s Lombardo is now a re commis-
out Bedford should soon enjoy state- sioner.
of-the-art radio communications rst responders—police, re, ambu-
they ordinarily “could never a ord.” lance—as well as public works, shar- For Bedford re ghters and other
ing the mast with state and county rst responders, he said, the ability to
In a $149 million deal,Westchester users, including the Red Cross and communicate with backup help out-
County will pick up the full cost of Department of Transportation.
a new radio tower atop Guard Hill, SEE TOWER PAGE 4
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EDITORIAL TEAM Burdick files lawsuit
JODI WEINBERGER prior to absentee ballot count

EDITOR: 914-302-5830 Leading vote-getter seeks to ‘preserve rights’ in case of irregularities
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BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER Machine-cast ballots on Tues- 1,646 votes, Jeremiah Frei-Pear- cautionary measure out of an ex-
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-302-5628 CONTRIBUTING EDITOR day, June 23, put the Bedford son has 1,295 votes, Alex Roith- cess of caution.”
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town supervisor 188 votes ahead mayr has 511 votes, and Mark Browde, who trails Burdick
LISA KAIN A lawsuit led by a leading of the next leading candidate, Ja e has 395 votes. by fewer than 200 votes, com-

914-351-2424 candidate for the 93rd New York Kristen Browde, of Chappaqua. Burdick, a lawyer by trade, mented on the lawsuit in a July
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State Assembly District against But with at least 8,000 absentee said the lawsuit, led June 26, 1 statement posted to Facebook.
914-202-2392 the Westchester Board of Elec- ballots still to be counted, the is meant to “preserve our rights” “Chris Burdick led a lawsuit
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CORINNE STANTON tions and his Democratic prima- race is far from over. should the nal tally be exceed- seeking to be declared the winner
[email protected] ry opponents is not meant to be According to the lawsuit, be- ingly close. of the primary or seeking a new
917-446-7757 “adversarial,” Chris Burdick told fore the absentee count, Burdick Among other things, ex- election—something Burdick
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BRUCE HELLER e Katonah-Lewisboro Times. has 1,834 votes, Browde has plained his attorney, Howard described as being led only to
[email protected] Graubard, “It gives us the right ‘preserve his rights’—should
to ask the court to reconsider there be any irregularities,” said
914-924-9122 rulings made by the Board of Browde, who is a lawyer.
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TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL valid (or vice versa)…Or to get “If [Burdick] has more bal-
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PHOTOGRAPHER ALLSTATE the election is so close.” we want is he be declared the
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DEADLINE 200 Katonah Avenue Burdick said he has “no reason zino. e intent, Spolzino said, is
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Webinar Good for Kids nonprofit prepares
series benefits to help students in September
Community Center
Organization teams up with the Community
of Northern Center of Northern Westchester
BY KATHERINE BORCHERT Westchester would hold a drive to
CrossTalk 2.0, a series of half-hour weekly Zoom STAFF WRITER collect school supplies over
webinars featuring area experts addressing aspects of the summer. However, with
the current complex and unprecedented moment in e Katonah-based non- a shortage of volunteers
local history launched last week. Each program will pro t organization Good for and space in the center
explore, from an interdisciplinary perspective, the Kids has teamed up with due to resources be-
meaning, consequences, and long-term outcomes the Community Center ing diverted toward
of COVID-19, social justice issues, and other of Northern Westchester the food pantry,
compelling topics of this time. Every online session to ensure children and the drive is now
will feature two prominent speakers from the families hit hardest by the being conducted
political, social, cultural, or spiritual arenas. ese COVID-19 pandemic through online
experts will be juxtaposed in unlikely and seemingly have school supplies for donations and
unrelated pairings but will address the same general the upcoming school year. Good for Kids
topic. Reservations are required, with a minimum has taken charge
contribution of ve dollars, at communitycenternw. Good for Kids co- of organizing this
org/crosstalk-20. All proceeds from the series founder Anne Harris said year’s drive.
will bene t the Community Center of Northern the organization’s mis- “We decided that
Westchester, where the number of families coming to sion is two-fold: to improve this year, things have
the food bank is currently triple the usual volume and young people’s lives here in the to be done di erently
the need continues to increase. United States and abroad. e and we have. Instead of
organization is run by local educa- asking for physical goods to
CrossTalk 2.0 will feature: tors who provide young people with
July 14: Foreign policy strategist Farah Pandith the opportunity to serve those in need be donated, we’re actually ask-
with JBFC Program Director Brian Ackerman and has led numerous trips to La Carpio, Costa ing just for nancial contributions
speaking about “resilience”; Rica, where there is a Nicaraguan refugee camp, to sup- to help us order all the products wholesale
July 21: Artist Bisa Butler with holistic physician port education and health programs. through a variety of vendors and have it delivered
Michael Finkelstein speaking about “change”; to an o -site space which we then can utilize more
July 28: Westchester Community College “When the pandemic hit, we had just done a fundrais- volunteers to help us pack and organize the bags in a
President Belinda Miles with Columbia University’s er for our kids in Costa Rica and we thought we’ve got to safe environment,” said the center’s executive director,
Earth Institute Director Andrew Revkin speaking start thinking about the kids here. ere’s so much need Clare Murray.
about “uncertainty”. here now,” Harris said. “We’re a liated with the Com- Good for Kids, which has been a longtime sup-
munity Center of Northern Westchester and knew porter of the work of the community center, is spear-
e series is the digital successor to CrossTalk, that they had twice as many families coming through heading the drive this summer, setting up shop in an
a popular public program the Katonah Museum for food as they’ve had in the past and twice as many empty Katonah storefront, donated for use by Urstadt
and Katonah Library co-produced several years children with no enrichment and no school supplies.” Biddle Properties Inc., a real estate company based in
ago. Members of the CrossTalk 2.0 Committee, Greenwich, Conn., where volunteers can gather safely
consisting of representatives from several local She said that Good for Kids conducted a Summer and pack up school bags for the two months leading
non-pro t organizations, will rotate as hosts of Enrichment Drive and lled bags with books, note- up to the drive.
the programs. Committee members include Ellen books, paint, jump rope and bubbles for children to “ ey’re not only helping us in terms of reaching
Calves, Program Director of Bedford 2020 and Town take home and enjoy while they are not in school. out, helping us raise the money and donating the cray-
Board member; Allison Chernow, Board Co-Chair ons, but they’re also being instrumental in taking the
of Rehabilitation rough e Arts; Michael Gitlitz, “When we were in Costa Rica, we were always so logistics, the workload and the orders. ey’ve done the
Executive Director of the Katonah Museum of Art; struck by the fact that kids had never seen paint be- research recognizing that the center is so very busy these
Hans Hallunbaek, Director of the Interfaith Prison fore. ey had never seen crayons before, and now we days with meeting the essential needs of families,” Mur-
Partnership; Mary Kane, Director of the Katonah have children in our community who, the only reason ray said. “I’m so grateful for the fact that they recognize
Village Library; Andrew Kuhn, former Katonah they know what those things are is because they’ve the need for our additional support and that they’ve
Poetry Series Vice President; Karen Sabath, Board been to school and now they’re not in school,” Harris taken it upon themselves to help us rally the volunteers.
President of Bedford 2020; Karin Shiel, Board Co- said. “It seemed important to us to make sure that they Ultimately, we will be ready by Aug. 1 with 2,000 bags
Chair of RTA and Board Chair of Westchester Youth had something to take home.” of school supplies ready.”
Alliance; and advisory member Bart Tyler, owner of
Kelloggs & Lawrence. Good for Kids, in partnership with the Community To learn more or donate, visit or
Center, also based in Katonah, is holding a fundraiser
to ensure at least 2,000 children have school supplies
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BLM inclusion, has been targeted as during these tumultuous times.” she read at the latest board meet- long-standing—at the very least,
being “anti-police.” Still, signs calling for her res- ing was not acted on. Supervisor anecdotally—for decades in this
FROM PAGE 1 Peter Parsons said he generally town.”
Crimmins, in an interview, said ignation or impeachment can favored the measure but would
While the national BLM she has no issues with the town’s be seen in public places around like some changes before the She has been collaborating with
movement and its vocal police force. She was “grateful,” Lewisboro. Crimmins, for her board votes on it. fellow Councilwoman Jennifer
supporters decry police bias and Crimmins said, for the service of part, said she will not resign. In Castelhano on that committee.
brutality, no one has charged the three patrol o cers, naming New York, impeachment is re- In addition to the resolution,
the existence of either in the each. Crimmins also had high served for state o cials. Crimmins sees an opportunity While they will team to cre-
Lewisboro department. But praise for Chief David Alfano, to establish a town government ate the panel, Crimmins said,
Councilwoman Jane Crimmins, saying,“I am very relieved that we Going forward, Crimmins committee to “use the national Castelhano “had absolutely
who has written a draft resolution have Dave...who is at the helm of would like to see “an anti-racist energy of what’s going on to nothing to do with the resolu-
supporting town diversity and our police department right now resolution that we can, in fact, de- address issues that have been tion that I brought forth” at the
velop and vote on.” e text that June 22 meeting.

TOWER dead spots. governed use of the Guard Hill the Revolutionary War, he noted, come o the trees” this fall, Town
Supervisor Chris Burdick had acreage since it was deeded to it provided “observation of the Attorney Eric Gordon quoted
FROM PAGE 1 the town in 1981. e Society is British coming over the hill,” and county o cials as saying.
called the meeting to amend a charged with enforcing those cov- in the 1870s, Bedford residents
side the town is a “key compo- lease agreement under which the enants. “watched the Brooklyn Bridge be- Jenkins agreed. Without an
nent”of the upgraded system. county now operates an 80-foot ing built from the top of the hill.” accord by tomorrow ( July 10),
radio tower on Guard Hill. e e property—at more than he said, the tower project would
“If there’s an emergency in outdated county tower as well as 600 feet above sea level, one of the Stockbridge called for keeping likely fail to be completed this
town and we’re bringing in mu- a state-owned antenna structure highest points in northern West- the new tower “as unobtrusive as year, leaving future funding in
tual aid from other re depart- would be removed to make way chester—was given to the town possible,” saying, “Bedford’s his- doubt and rst responders with “a
ments, ambulance corps, ad- for the new tower. by the late Wilhelmine Waller, a tory is being a ected here.” hole” in their radio communica-
ditional paramedics—if we’re noted horsewoman who owned tions. He called the deal and its
landing the helicopter—all that... Lombardo enthusiastically Guard Hill’s 320-acre Tanrackin Deputy County Executive Ken timing “critically important.”
communication is going to be supported the move.“ is project Farm. Jenkins, who took part in the
done on that tower, here in our is going to give rst responders in online Zoom meeting, assured e World Trade Center at-
town, serving all of our rst re- our town a state-of-the-art sys- While Society o cers did not Stockbridge that the county un- tack underscored the importance
sponders,” Lombardo said. tem that we could never a ord,” speak at the Town Board’s June derstood his concerns. “We are of reliable radio communication.
he said. “ e price tag would be 30 emergency meeting, Burdick extremely sensitive to the historic It’s believed scores of re ghters,
Now, the town’s emergency exorbitant [if the town had to said they have been “extraordi- nature of the site,”he said. victimized by faulty transmis-
communications are routed pay].” narily cooperative” and supported sions, died needlessly on Sept. 11
through North Salem and the tower swap. “ is project Jenkins had asked Burdick to when orders to evacuate a com-
Valhalla. Town and county o cials could not go forward without convene the emergency board promised tower went unheard.
agreed on the nuts and bolts of that cooperation and communi- session, saying the project had
“ at’s why we have dead the multiple tower swaps at a spe- ty-mindedness,” he said. fallen behind a schedule set by “Post 9/11, the focus for rst
zones,” he said at a hastily con- cial meeting in November. But the tower’s contractor, Motorola, responders has been communica-
vened emergency Town Board the Bedford Historical Society Town historian John Stock- to build and dry test the structure tion,” said Lombardo, who heads
meeting last week. e upgraded has been renegotiating a series bridge called the site a “signi - this year. e work would have to the town’s advisory Wireless Fa-
tower, Lombardo assured the of restrictive covenants that have cant asset of Bedford history.” In be completed “before the leaves cilities Working Group.
lawmakers, would eliminate those

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South Salem woman honored

tion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and
Questioning (LGBTQQ) Pride Month, presented New Rachel Simon, James Hyer, State Sen. Pete Harckham and Pace University President Marvin Krislov
York State Commendation 2020 awards today to Ra-
chel Simon and James Hyer during a special ceremony Multicultural A airs & Diversity Programs and Coor- in Westchester, and we’re especially pleased that Pace’s
at Pace University.
dinator of Pace’s LGBTQQ Center. Hyer, a graduate of own Rachel Simon is being recognized for her work.
Simon lives in South Salem and Hyer is from Ma-
hopac the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, Happy Pride, and congratulations, Rachel.”

“It is my great privilege to honor two remarkable in- is Administrative Law Judge for the Westchester Hu- Other notable guests included Tejash Sanchala, direc-
dividuals, Rachel Simon and Jim Hyer, for their out-
standing work in the LGBTQQ community,” said man Rights Commission and former board member of tor of the Westchester Human Rights Commission; and
Harckham. “ e world is a better place when we open
our hearts with acceptance and respect to each other, in e Loft: LGBT Community Services Center in White Anthony Nicodemo, president of Stonewall Democrats.
full acknowledgement that the rich diversity of human
life is a strength that bene ts us all. As part of a passion- Plains. Simon is also board vice president of PrideWorks for
ate and transformative movement, Rachel and Jim have
succeeded in making a di erence in countless lives— Pace University President Marvin Krislov attended Youth, a non-pro t that holds an annual conference in
in letting people know they are safe and that they are
welcomed as equals. eir courage and the sum of their the event, and said, “Pace University celebrates all its Westchester for LGBTQQ youth; and she serves on the
endeavors in this regard are truly inspiring.”
people, all its communities, and, especially during Pride Westchester County LGBT Advisory Board to County
Simon is Pace University’s Associate Director of
Month, its LGBTQQ students, faculty, and sta . We’re Executive George Latimer.

pleased to join Senator Pete Harckham in honoring SEE PRIDE PAGE 8
those who work to support the LGBTQQ community


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Temple Shaaray Tefila welcomes new senior rabbi

Temple Shaaray Te la of Bed- at HUC-JIR in Jerusalem as di- Rabbi Wilfond will become Shaaray Te la is a Reform syna-
ford Corners has announced that rector of admissions and at the the second senior rabbi in Tem- gogue with a traditional spirit
Rabbi David Wilfond has begun Union for Reform Judaism as di- ple Shaaray Te la’s 43-year his- and has a thriving Early Child-
as senior rabbi on July 1. rector of education for the North tory. e congregation’s current hood Center and K-12 Religious
American Federation of Temple senior rabbi, Rabbi David Green- School. Temple Shaaray Te la
“We are thrilled to welcome Youth (NFTY) in Israel. berg, will become rabbi emeritus serves more than 600 families in
Rabbi Wilfond to our commu- this summer, after serving in the Bedford, Mount Kisco, Katonah,
nity,” said Karen Spiegel, presi- “I am honored to be joining role for 43 years. And Rabbi Ja- Chappaqua, Somers, Armonk,
dent of Temple Shaaray Te la. such a vibrant congregation char- son Nevarez, who has served as and surrounding communities.
“Rabbi Wilfond will build on acterized by a deep commitment a rabbi at Temple Shaaray Te la
our strengths and expand our to Jewish values and a powerful for 17 years, has accepted the po- Rabbi David Wilfond
horizons through his recognized sense of community,” Wilfond sition of senior rabbi at Congre-
leadership, deep knowledge of said. gation Beth Israel in San Diego WWhahtaist itshethmeomstocsotmcmomonmon
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the Hebrew Union College— ray Te la and the greater West- a man of signi cant Jewish learn-
Jewish Institute of Religion chester community. Educational ing,” Greenberg said. “He is go- IIssyyoouurrppetetscsractrcahticnhg,inligck, ilnicgk, ing,
(HUC-JIR) Rabbinical Semi- innovation, lifelong learning, and ing to lead this congregation in a cchheewwinigngfefeeteotrohravhianvginchgrocnhicronic skin
nary, the University of Florida, inclusive programming are just a positive, ful lling, and Jewishly- sinkfinecintifoenctsio?ns?
and Rutgers University, has few of Rabbi Wilfond’s priorities worthy direction.”
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tions in Kiev (Ukraine), Welles- Shaaray Te la. “I am excited to build upon the with
ley (Massachusetts), and London incredible legacy of Rabbi David
(UK). Most recently, for the past “I was born and raised in New Greenberg to create a congrega- PPrrooggrreesDssr.siAvinevdreAewnAiFnmriisamhml aHanlosHpoistaplital
13 years, Rabbi Wilfond has held Jersey and am thrilled to be re- tion grounded in meaning, be- 149 Route9D210r.24A&-n2Ldov4reel8l wS-t.6FSor2mise2rhs0,mNYa1n0589
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Katonah Classic Stage is hosting its e theater company and the lm
At the Westchester Human Rights
inaugural Film Festival on August 28. festival are founded by Actor/Direc- Commission, Hyer presides over key
matters pertaining to human rights
Katonah Classic Stage is a new, non- tor/Writer/Producer Trent Dawson, a and fair housing law. He is also a
member of the LGBT Bar Associa-
pro t theatre company in Katonah three-time Daytime-Emmy nominated tion of Greater New York. In Novem-
ber 2019, Hyer was a participant in a
whose mission is to o er exceptional, actor. Best known for his 11-year turn Hate in the Age of Multiculturalism
panel discussion that Harckham orga-
diverse, and professional productions of as Henry Coleman on “As the World nized in Mahopac.

classical and contemporary plays. Turns,” Trent has appeared in many Harckham also noted in his remarks
that, besides the coronavirus pandemic
Since the Covid-19 pandemic has television roles including the latest sea- crisis, the nation is the midst of a cri-
sis of racism, homophobia and intol-
halted all live performance, KCS is son of “ e Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” erance. But the nation is standing up
now “with one voice,” he said, against
reaching out to the community in a new Dawson is also an accomplished stage such “unacceptable” thinking. Appro-
priately enough, the recent marches
way to foster art, creativity, and a love of actor and he has worked on Broadway, against systemic racism across the
country have been taking place dur-
classic theatre. O -Broadway, and at regional theaters ing Pride Month, added Harckham,
which shows “the moral impetus be-
KCS has partnered with Film Free- across the country. As a writer, Dawson’s tween both of these movements is in-
tertwined,” as is the “recommitting to
way (, to en- plays have been performed at Manhat- human rights, social justice and racial
justice for all Americans.”
courage and promote indie lmmakers tan Rep and e Barrow Group. One of
is is Harckham’s second year in a
of all ages. Important dates for the fes- Dawson’s plays, “ e Six,” was adapted row of honoring individuals during a
special Pride Month awards celebra-
tival include the early bird submission to a screenplay, which Trent directed and tion. Last year’s honorees were Kris-
ten Browde of Westchester County
deadline submission, July 15, regular submission deadline on produced and can be seen at lm festivals this-coming season. and Laurette Giardino of Dutchess
August 15, and noti cation of acceptance on August 17. Sub- Regarding KCS’s commitment to “classic works,” Dawson
e award ceremony was broadcast
mission for the festival is free. said, “ ese plays are still performed not because they’re studied live on Facebook, where it is now also
archived for viewing.
KCSFF will accept short lms, 30 seconds to 30 minutes long, in English class, but because they’re some of the greatest things

with any theme, but the theatre company is particularly inter- ever written. When put into professional hands, the classics can

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screenplay, stop motion animation set in an ancient Greek the- does it for you. at feeling you get when you hear that - that

atre, August Wilson as a space opera, or a documentary about lifting, transformational e ect. Imagine that happening with a

a grandparent’s love of Chekhov. Classic themes are suggested, play while sitting next to 200 other people who are experiencing

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bors together through creativity in a time of stay-at-home orders donations are always welcome and will be instrumental to KCS’s

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On the surface, community life is looking relatively normal nowadays.
Folks are browsing in stores. ey’re eating out in restaurants. Getting a trim at
the local barber’s. Soaking up the rays at the public pool. Walking their dogs.
You would almost not know that there was a pandemic going on, except for all
the colorful masks.
Everyone’s wearing some kind of facial covering to help slow the coronavirus’s
spread. Well, most are, anyway.
If the sight makes you nervous as an adult, just imagine how confusing, if not
scary, it can be for our littlest citizens.
Children who are just learning language rely heavily on facial expressions to in-
terpret the world.
Kids also read body language. If all the adults around them are ill at ease, their
own anxieties can multiply.
North Salem’s Lauren Rankel knows all about that.
A former preschool teacher, she always had a children’s book or two kicking
around in her head. But the mom of two girls never seemed to have the time—or
a big enough incentive—to get those ideas down on paper.

en recently a very dear friend con ded in her that her usually cheerful and
curious 5-year-old son was becoming too afraid to leave the house.

He couldn’t understand why the postman, or the nice cashier at the grocery store,
looked so di erent. With masks on, they could all be strangers, as far as the boy

Rankel’s goal as an educator has always been to respect and validate children’s
feelings, but she wasn’t exactly sure how to help him.

en a light bulb went o : Make him a character in a book, a book that tackled
the subject—in a gentle and upbeat way.

Although a creative person, Rankel can’t draw for beans. So she recruited Eliza-
beth Barksdale, a multimedia artist from Mahopac she met while taking a class at
Railyard Arts Studio in Croton Falls.

Barksdale, a mom herself, enthusiastically agree to help.
ey thought that, because the timing was so critical, the book should be pub-

lished electronically. To make it accessible to all, they also decided to make it free.
“We Can All Be Helpers: Comforting the Fear of Masks During the Time of

COVID-19” tells the story of Finn and his pooch, Doodle, as they encounter fa-
miliar faces—now masked—on their daily walkies around town.

e real-life “Finn” took to it immediately, Rankel said recently.
First of all, he really loved being a character in a book. But, more importantly, he
got the twin messages—that people may look di erent now, but underneath they’re
still the same…and that even the youngest among us can be part of the solution no
matter how overwhelming the situation.
One of the nicest parts of the e-book format is that its reader can use a slider bar
to show each character with their mask on and with it o .
Part of the COVID-19 fear factor is the loss of control. is feature gives kids a
bit of that back, the author and the artist both said.
Rankel said she’s glad to have found a small way to “lift up others” while also
gaining some personal comfort.


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“We all feel a little bit helpless now,” said Barksdale.
Rankel swears she couldn’t have done it without her artistic friend’s colorful il-
“When people share their strengths, beautiful things can happen,” she said.
Barksdale has worked on loads of child-oriented projects and programs for mu-
seums and organizations, and her love of nature, science and people-watching is
front and center in the book. A little white bird alights gently from a tree and a
comical seal bobs in the harbor. e pink posies that Grandma’s tending were in-
spired by the blooms in her own garden.
Barksdale said she is grateful to be able to nd a way to use her skills to help
people, especially youngsters. After all, she and her husband, David, who works
for Blue Sky Animation Studios, have two of their own: 15-year-old Raven and
13-year-old Davin.
And although the book’s target audience is 3- to 8-year-olds, everyone can enjoy
its simple but powerful message.
Children need to know that experiencing fear, anxiety and anger is perfectly nor-
mal. Owning those feelings is the rst step toward calming them, Barksdale said.
As far as taking back control and being a responsible citizen goes, wearing a mask
in public is, she added, “the one thing we can all do–keep our germs to ourselves.”
Rankel moved to North Salem last fall, but she had been coming to the town all
her life to visit her grandmother.
“I always had such peace in my heart when I came here,” she recalled.
When grannie passed away, she and her husband, Stephen, and their youngest
daughter, Hailey, 19, moved into the old homestead. e couple’s oldest child, Ki-
ersten, 24, lives in New Orleans, working on coastal restoration projects. Hailey is
studying meteorology.
Rankel’s grandmother lived a good long life, probably because she knew how to
decompress once in a while. “Some people do yoga; she had a martini at 5 o’clock
every day,” Rankel said.
Being on “alert” 24/7 because of the pandemic is causing many to become emo-
tionally exhausted.
“When your primary focus is safety, it can take a lot out of you,” Rankel said.
She is not just talking out of her hat. She teaches professional development
courses for fellow educators in STEAM, nature “infusion” and mental health sup-
port for students.
But human beings have to let themselves “o the hook” once in a while, she
“Don’t set such lofty goals. It’s OK if all you did today is go out for a walk,” she
We also shouldn’t beat others up for being less than perfect, she said.

ere may be many reasons why some are not wearing a mask. Public sham-
ing will only cause them to go on the defensive. It’s much better to gently remind
them (back to the book again) that they would be doing something for others…
and themselves.

In Rankel’s book, being sensitive “empowers” people to make good choices.
“When we know better, we do better,” she said.
To read “We Can All Be Helpers,” visit



A side dish for ducks

SEASONAL take place in the festooned living A Not So Swampy JELL-O Add the 2 cups of boiling water. Stir until
TIDBITS room but rather in the controlled Creation completely dissolved. Add the 1/2 cup cold
chaos of the kitchen. Ingredients water.
LAURA Stir in 2 cups of Cool Whip. The Cool Whip will
CAMPAGNA e menu was roasted duck, 2 cups boiling water melt and dissolve. The mixture will become
wild rice and a side of glazed 1 (6 ounce) box Lime JELL-O (or 2 3 ounce very light. It will separate into two layers are it
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Not everyone can cook. from a tube. As we settled of Lime) Chill preferably not in an air conditioned car)
is fact is evident on in the living room with hors 1/2 cup cold water overnight. Cut into squares.
television with popular cooking d’oeuvres that we brought, we
and baking shows that highlight began to hear clatter coming 2 cups Cool Whip, thawed
the lack of skills that some in- from the kitchen that one only
dividuals possess in the kitchen. hears if there is a problem. My 8 inch square pan
mother scanned the room to see
is fact is also evident in our if anyone was going to set down Directions
own families. their cocktail napkin and venture
to see what was happening. We Empty the Lime JELL-O packet in a large bowl.
I have a relative, who shall all shoved more hors d’oeuvres
remain nameless for fear of em- into our mouths, and continued served. With twists and turns in Later in the year, close to sum- challenge was being laid out,
barrassment that could audition on with our conversations. My the interpretation between what mer, we were at another family but with the reassurance of the
for one of those cooking shows mother stood and made her way the clerk heard and understood, gathering with some friends. e crowd, the challenge was ac-
and come out with the golden to the kitchen, of course we all he suggested seven pounds of wild rice episode was brought cepted.
spatula and the cash prize. is snuck up behind her to catch rice. We believe he thought he up, retold at that time with more
said relative has no problem a glimpse of what was taking was asked how many pounds detail by my relative. After the For weeks in di erent kitch-
retelling the story I am about to place. What she found was my of rice would seven ducks, not laughter subsided, someone ens across town, JELL-O recipes
tell you, but since it is not my relative taking all of the pots seven people, eat. So there it asked if there was something were carefully looked over and
o cial place to retell the story from the cabinets and lling was, the seven pounds of rice that my relative could possible created. Since the competition
with exact details such as the them with water. When asked sitting on the counter waiting to cook without help. e sound was to be held at a July 4th cel-
name and location of the event, I why so many were needed, it was hit the boiling water. My mother of crickets lled the air as we all ebration, colors of red and blue
will do my best to recreate what explained that it was for the wild calmly explained that a half a tried to think of something that JELL-O, blueberries, straw-
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the kitchen and looked at the At that moment, we all entered skill. A young tot from across
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my relative decided to host the My mother asked what was the up and helped with the basting, was super easy and required no precisely 3 o’clock on July 4th, a
dinner. It was the rst gathering plan with all of the rice, and my baking, measuring, stirring and formal culinary training at all. It plain, no frills rectangular table
in the new apartment and no ex- relative declared it all was going carving, explaining each step was there that annual JELL-O was set up in anticipation of the
pense was spared in the holiday to be cooked; it was the side dish in the process. e meal was a competition was born. e rules gallons of JELL-O creations
décor. I should mention that to the duck. At this point in the huge success and my relative was were simple, nd a JELL-O to be admired and judged. e
if there was a competition for retelling, I have to mention that proud of what came out of the recipe that would feed a crowd, competition was tough. JELL-
decorating and styling a home, we later found out that when my kitchen. We all went home with make it without any help and O tri e, star shaped jiggles,
I would be proud to say I knew relative went food shopping for goodie bags of uncooked wild bring it to the next party. My parfaits, sheet pan JELL-O ags
the winner. e apartment was this event, the clerk in the store rice. relative looked nervous as the and cakes lled with JELL-O
something out of House Beauti- was asked how many pounds of
ful, but alas, this story does not wild rice should be purchased if SEE CAMPAGNA PAGE 15
duck for seven people was being

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Potential sports year Upcoming Baseball
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State task force reviews six conceptual scenarios e following games will be
played in the Greater Hudson
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER • Fall Season II: Oct. 19-Dec. 12 (girls and boys swimming Valley Baseball League. For more
information, visit
SPORTS EDITOR and diving, gymnastics, volleyball)
• Winter Season: Jan. 4-Feb. 19 (boys and girls basketball, boys Bedford Hills Memorial Park
(Bedford Hills)
Baseball in the fall? Football in the spring? Shortened seasons and girls indoor track and eld, ice hockey, boys and girls skiing, 14B Bedford Hills/Katonah
vs. 14B Brewster Bridage
with no state championships? uni ed bowling)
High school sports, if they return at all in 2020-21, could look • Spring Season I: March 1-April 24 (football, boys and girls Boys and Girls Club
(Redding, Conn.)
quite di erent in 2020-21. soccer, eld hockey, competitive cheer, uni ed basketball)
14B Bedford Hills/Katonah
e New York State Public High School Athletic Associa- • Spring Season II: April 26-June 12 (baseball, softball, boys vs. 14B FC Captains

tion’s COVID-19 Task Force is currently reviewing six potential and girls outdoor track and eld, boys lacrosse, wrestling, uni ed FRIDAY, JULY 10, 7 P.M.
Lewisboro Town Park
scenarios for the upcom- basketball) (South Salem)

ing school year. e sce- Scenarios No. 4 (dis- 10B John Jay/Lewisboro vs.
10B New York Silverbacks East
narios are conceptual in tance and in-person learn-
SATURDAY, JULY 11, 9:30 A.M.
nature. No decisions have ing) and No. 5 (distance Recreation Field (Chappaqua)

been made and no guid- learning only) call for 8B John Jay/Lewisboro
vs. 8B New Castle Knights
ance was given at the Task the fall sports season to
Force’s second summer be eliminated, with three Navajo Fields (Yorktown)
14B Bedford Hills/Katonah
meeting, held virtually on shortened seasons begin- vs. 14B Somers Red Storm

Tuesday, June 30. ning in January: SUNDAY, JULY 12, 10 A.M.
Bedford Hills Memorial Park
Scenario No. 1 is es- • Season 1: Jan. 4 -
(Bedford Hills)
sentially business as usual. March 13 (boys and girls 9B Bedford Hills/Katonah

Schools reopen, sports are basketball, boys and girls vs. 9B Armonk Bobcats

played during their nor- bowling, gymnastics, ice SUNDAY, JULY 12, 4 P.M.
Fox Valley Park (Katonah)
mal seasons, and nothing hockey, boys and girls 14B John Jay/Lewisboro

changes except for close indoor track and eld, vs. 14B FC Captains

monitoring of health and boys and girls skiing, boys SUNDAY, JULY 12, 4 P.M.
Bedford Hills Memorial Park
safety measures related to swimming and diving)
(Bedford Hills)
COVID-19. • Season 2: March 1 - 14B Bedford Hills/Katonah

Scenarios No. 2 (dis- May 8 (football, competi- vs. 14B CT Red Tails

tance and in-person learn- tive cheer, boys and girls MONDAY, JULY 13, 6 P.M.
Fox Valley Park (Katonah)
ing) and No. 3 (distance cross country, eld hockey, 8B John Jay/Lewisboro
vs. 8B New Castle under
learning only) call for an boys and girls soccer, girls
adjusted sports schedule. swimming and diving, Lewisboro Town Park
(South Salem)
In these scenarios, some volleyball, uni ed bowl-
10B John Jay/Lewisboro
low-risk sports (baseball, ing) vs. 10B PC/RB Rebels Blue

softball, golf, bowling, • Season 3: April 5 - WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 6 P.M.
Reis Park (Somers)
track) would possibly shift June 12 (baseball, softball,
9B Bedford Hills/Katonah
to the fall while high-risk boys and girls golf, boys vs. 9B Somers Red Storm

sports (football, boys la- and girls lacrosse, boys WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 7:30 P.M.
Bedford Hills Memorial Park
crosse, soccer, wrestling) and girls tennis, boys and (Bedford Hills)
14B Bedford Hills/Katonah
would shift to the spring, girls outdoor track and vs. 14B Mahopac Indians

conceivably a time when eld, uni ed basketball)

COVID-19 is less of a “ is will provide

threat. FILE PHOTO/ROB DIANTONIO school districts the op-
e downside to these portunity to adapt to a
Under some of the scenarios being considered, low-risk sports like new school setting before
scenarios is they would baseball could be played in the fall instead of spring.

create participation con- addressing extracurricular

ict, with sports like boys lacrosse/football/wrestling and eld participation challenges,” the proposal read.

hockey/soccer overlapping in the spring. It could also create a Scenario No. 6 calls for the fate of the sports year to be de-

facilities con ict, with lacrosse, football, soccer and eld hockey cided on a sectional or regional basis. No statewide consistency

all vying for eld time. would mean no state championships, which are considered to be

• Fall Season: Aug. 24-Dec. 5 (baseball, softball, boys and girls, a low priority by NYSPHSAA’s membership, according to a sur-

outdoor track and eld, boys and girls golf, girls tennis, girls vey of coaches and administrators.

swimming and diving, girls lacrosse, boys and girls bowling) “With regional di erences in con rmed COVID-19 cases,

• Winter Season: Nov. 16-March 20 (boys and girls basketball, hospitalizations and school openings, sports seasons should be

boys and girls indoor track and eld, gymnastics, boys swimming amended on a sectional or regional basis with the focus of engag-

and diving, ice hockey, boys and girls skiing, volleyball, uni ed ing students to provide participation opportunities,” the proposal

bowling) read.

• Spring Season: March 15-June 12 (football, boys and girls Other considerations that need be ironed out before the 2020-

soccer, eld hockey, boys and girls cross country, boys lacrosse, 21 school year are practice requirements; protocol/procedures if

competitive cheer, boys tennis, wrestling, uni ed basketball) a student-athlete or coach becomes sick; screening for student-

To account for those con icts, the Task Force is also reviewing athletes and coaches; invitational tournaments; and potentially

ve shortened seasons instead of three longer seasons: extending spring season into July.

• Fall Season I: Aug. 24-Oct. 17 (boys and girls golf, boys and e next meeting of the COVID-19 Task Force, which only

girls tennis, boys and girls bowling, boys and girls cross country) provides guidance, has not yet been announced.


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