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Snowﬂake From left, Councilman Brent Golisano, Deputy Supervisor
Ball Peter Kamenstein, Judge Daniel Seymour, Supervisor
Warren Lucas, Judge John Aronian, Town Clerk Maria
Girl Scout Troop 02950 is hosting the Snowﬂake Ball this Hlushko and Deputy Town Clerk Patricia Butler.
year for PQ and North Salem girls in kindergarten through
ﬁfth grade and their special guests. The event is from 7-9 Town ofﬁcials takePHOTO:CAROLREIF
p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at the North Salem Golf Club. oaths of ofﬁce
The girls and their guests will wear festive attire for One council seat remains vacant
the event, which doubles as a fundraiser for the North
Salem Girl Scout community. BY CAROL REIF has been on the Town Board for three
Tickets are $25 per person, and all proceeds will be STAFF WRITER decades.
shared by all the Girl Scout troops in town.
Community groups interested in donating services, helping Dozens of family members and He started out as a councilman and
friends packed the town’s meeting room will now be serving his sixth term as su-
with expenses, or to cover tickets for families in need are asked on New Year’s Day to witness the swear- pervisor.
to contact Martina Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org. ing in of elected o cials.
Tickets for the event are available at snowﬂakeball.tix.com. Lucas thanked his wife, Susan, and the
Attendees can also write a check to GSHHTR02950 and Overwhelmed by the turnout, North rest of his family for their support and
include the names of those who will be attending along Salem Deputy Supervisor Peter Kamen- understanding. He also praised his board
with a phone number and drop the envelopes in Henry’s stein remarked: “ is is democracy at its colleagues, momentarily singling out Ka-
menstein, whom he called “an awesome
mailbox at 11 Livery Lane, North Salem. nest.” deputy supervisor and awesome friend.”
Checks must be received by Jan. 26. First up to place his hand on the Bible
was Supervisor Warren J. Lucas, who SEE SWEARING IN PAGE 3
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The Staff Moreo reverses decision, won’t serve on town council
EDITORIAL TEAM BY CAROL REIF any transition necessary for the taking o ce, said, “I’m glad next highest vote-getter, Demo-
JODI WEINBERGER STAFF WRITER new person to the position.” Moreo did the right thing.” crat Katherine Daniels, 894-882.
EDITOR: 914-302-5830 Incumbent Councilman Brent
WEINBERGER@HALSTONMEDIA.COM omas Moreo wasn’t sworn in “It has always been with the Daniels responded similarly. “I Golisano and Lucas, both Re-
BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER as North Salem’s newest council- best intentions that I add value have no comment other than to publicans, were both handily re-
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-302-5628 man on New Year’s Day after all. to my neighbors and community, say that he (Moreo) is doing the elected.
MARSCHHAUSER@HALSTONMEDIA.COM and I am thankful for all the op- right thing.”
“It is with deep regret that I in- portunities that were presented to e board has ve elected of-
ADVERTISING TEAM form you, that due to personal cir- me because of this,” Moreo wrote. HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED cials: the supervisor (two-year
LISA KAIN cumstance I am unable to assume Moreo was one of three con- term) and four councilpersons
the Town Council seat to which I e only options are, the super- (four-year terms). e terms of
914-351-2424 was elected to this past Novem- visor has said, to either leave the tenders for two spots on the Town the councilpersons are staggered
KAIN@HALSTONMEDIA.COM ber; therefore, I will not be taking seat open until next fall’s elections Board this November. so every two years there is a local
the Oath of O ce,” he wrote to or to appoint someone to ll it. election for town supervisor and
PAUL FORHAN Supervisor Warren Lucas. But there was a catch. e Re- two seats on the board. Council-
914-202-2392 “ is is very unusual. Nothing publican was de nitely a resident woman Lisa Douglas declined
FORHAN@HALSTONMEDIA.COM Moreo said he was “grateful for like this has ever happened,” Lu- when he o cially threw his hat in to run again. Peter Kamenstein’s
CORINNE STANTON the outpouring of support” during cas said Friday. the ring, but he later put his Nash and Martin Aronchick’s terms
845-621-4049 the election and was “honored to Road home up for sale. And his were not up.
STANTON@HALSTONMEDIA.COM have been the winner of a seat on Asked to comment on the situ- family now reportedly lives out of In the weeks that followed the
JENNIFER CONNELLY the town council.” ation, Republican Chairman Wil- state. Nov. 5 election, questions swirled
914-334-6335 liam Monti wrote: “Mr. Moreo’s about whether Moreo could
CONNELLY@HALSTONMEDIA.COM He also informed Lucas that he letter to the Supervisor speaks for Moreo—and the GOP folks meet residency requirements and
BRUCE HELLER was resigning both as chairman itself, I have nothing to add. We who backed him—weren’t able to legitimately serve on the board.
914-202-2941 of the town’s Board of Assess- will miss his contribution to our get his name o the ballot in time.
HELLER@HALSTONMEDIA.COM ment Review and president of his town, his neighborhood and com- His name and image didn’t appear e town’s stand was that it was a
SHELLEY KILCOYNE homeowners’ association, where munity.” on any campaign materials and he matter for legal experts to decide.
he was its liaison to the Town didn’t show up at any events.
CO-FOUNDER Board and Water District. Asked about the latest develop- SEE MOREO PAGE 7
914-924-9122 ments in the Town Board saga, Nevertheless, once the absen-
KILCOYNE@HALSTONMEDIA.COM Moreo o ered to help “with Resident Andrew Sternlieb, who tee ballots were counted, Moreo
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Thursday, January 9, 2020 North Salem News – Page 3
SWEARING IN PHOTOS: CAROL REIF
FROM PAGE 1
Kamenstein, in the middle of a four- Supervisor Warren Lucas has help from his grandkids.
year term as councilman, also was sworn in
Wednesday. He was appointed deputy super- Judge John Aronian
visor by Lucas. surrounded by family.
He thanked voters for giving him the op- Judge John
portunity to serve. Aronian
Lucas pointed to several projects as evidence Judge Daniel Seymour Judge Daniel Seymour
of the board’s hard work and dedication, in- with his wife.
cluding the Croton Falls 2025 plan, which
promises more town-owned parking and the Deputy Town Clerk
formation of a sewer district in the hamlet of Patricia Butler
“I have a great Town Board. We work close- Brent
ly together,”he said during festivities following Golisano
the formal ceremony.
Also sworn in Wednesday was Councilman Maria Hlushko
Brent Golisano, now in his second four-year
term. Councilman Brent Golisano surrounded by family.
“It’s been a nice journey,” he said, thanking
his wife, Amy, and the North Salem Repub-
lican Committee “for putting their faith and
trust in me.”
Town Clerk Maria Hlushko was sworn to
her rst full four-year term. She had served as
town clerk since January when she won the
election to a one-year unexpired term.
She had been the con dential secretary to
the town supervisor since 2004. She is captain
of the North Salem Volunteer Ambulance
Corps, a position she has held since 2010.
Except for court days, the meeting room has
rarely been as full, which may be ironic con-
sidering that two town justices also were being
Judge John Aronian was rst elected in
2015 to become the rst new town justice in
Aronian, who will be serving his second
four-year term, doesn’t just don the robe for
criminal, civil and tra c court. His civil service
extends to the local Fire Department, Lions
Club and Chamber of Commerce.
Joining him on the bench as town justice
will be newbie Daniel Seymour, who has
practiced law in Westchester for more than
Noticeably absent from Wednesday’s pro-
ceedings was a second councilperson plac-
ing a hand on the Bible.
Republican omas Moreo had nudged
out Democrat Katherine Daniels by 12
votes in the November elections. e catch
is, he had tried—unsuccessfully—to get his
name o the ballot after putting his North
Salem house up for sale and reportedly
moving out of state. Subsequently, questions
arose about whether Moreo met residency
requirements and could actually serve.
He told this newspaper in late November
that he intended to ful ll his duties and serve
on the Town Board long enough for it to nd
“a suitable replacement.”
en, with just days to go before the New
Year, Moreo wrote to Lucas to say that “due to
personal circumstance,” he would be unable to
take his seat and wouldn’t be taking the oath
of o ce.
He also informed Lucas that he was re-
signing both as chairman of the town’s Board
of Assessment Review and president of his
homeowners’ association, for which he was li-
aison to the Town Board and Water District.
Lucas has said the only options the Town
Board has now are to leave the seat open un-
til next fall’s elections or to appoint someone
to ll it. e board was scheduled to meet on
Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Page 4 – North Salem News Thursday, January 9, 2020
Girl Scout earns Gold Award
Caroline Badagliacca of North Salem, a senior Ruth Keeler Memorial Library is Calvi the writer of Dear George,
at Sacred Heart Greenwich, has been awarded the
Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award avail- located at 276 Titicus Road. For Dear Mary: A Novel of George
able to a Girl Scout. She received the award from
the Girls Scouts Heart of the Hudson in early 2019 more information on any of these Washington’s First Love will be
at a ceremony held at the Grand Hotel in Pough-
keepsie. events, call 914-669-5161 or giving a talk at Keeler Library
e Gold Award is achieved by completing a visit keelerlibrary.org. along with book signing and wine.
community service project requiring at least 80
hours of service. e scout must identify a need, Free and no registration required.
take action, and use her leadership skills to be suc-
cessful. e project must also be sustainable and Gift of the Somers Holocaust Monthly Early-Onset De-
have a global impact reaching beyond those imme-
diately impacted. Memorial Comission The Fred mentia Caregivers Support
Caroline was able to combine her passions, previ- Bachner Holocaust Collection Group, every Monday starting
ous accomplishments and aspirations to make the
world a better place in her project entitled “Mu- on January 27, at 7 p.m. In on January 27 from 6-7 p.m.
sic, Memory & Alzheimer’s.” Her project, which
built upon her previous Girl Scout Silver Award, recognition of International Ho- e group will be facilitated by
worked to help older adults with Alzheimer’s dis-
ease and dementia reconnect to the world, family, locaust Remembrance Day, e Tanya Steel who is the Execu-
and friends through the gift of music. As memo-
ries associated with music are preserved longest in Caroline Badagliacca Somers Holocaust Memorial tive director of a non-pro t and
the minds of Alzheimer’s patients, playing speci c
songs or musical games along with music therapy patients through their usage of antidepressant and Commission will re-dedicate the spouse of someone with Frontal-
are wonderfully e ective ways to trigger their cher- antianxiety drugs. Caroline, speci cally, was tasked
ished memories. with analyzing data to determine how di erent Fred Bachner Holocaust Collec- Temporal Degreneretiation. e
amounts of time spent listening to music positively
is, in turn, allows those su ering to socialize, impacts patient quality of life, reducing the fre- tion to the Ruth Keeler Memo- group is free, open to all, and re-
improving their quality of life. Speci cally, Caro- quency of visible agitated behaviors in those with
line’s project focused on older adults attending the dementia. rial Library. Keynote Speaker: quires no registration. Drop-ins
day program at My Second Home in Mount Kisco.
In the future, she plans to continue her work in Hon. Lewis J. Lubell, Justice are encouraged and any point.
For the global aspect of her project, Caro- this eld at Vanderbilt University where she will be
line worked as part of an ongoing research study studying Human and Organizational Development Supreme Court, Westchester Mahjong for Beginners,
at Brown University investigating the impact of in hopes of eventually working to make this under-
musical enrichment on quality of life in dementia utilized treatment for dementia a common practice County Refreshments Will Be every Wednesday starting on
in nursing homes and care facilities worldwide.
Served. Snow date: January 28. January 8th from 2-4 p.m. Joan
Caroline was supported in her Gold Award ef-
forts by her Mentor Ms. Jean Windels and Project Valentine Crafts with the Staudinger has o ered to lea and
Advisor from My Second Home, Ms. Ellen Bren.
She is a member of North Salem Troop 2527 led by Recreation Department on teach another Mah Jongg Group
Jennifer Decina and Christa Russo.
Tuesday, February 11 at 4 p.m. for beginners and those who need
For children of all ages. to refresh their skills. Joan will be
Snow Crafts with the Recre- with the group for 6-8 weeks.
ation Department on Tuesday, After that participants are wel-
January 21, at 4 p.m. For chil- come to continue on their own.
dren of all ages e group is free but we ask that
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Prestigious science program looks to boost enrollment
BY KATHERINE BORCHERT of as many as 30 more students. ey prepare and they learn to although they can join as early as have a small community to talk
STAFF WRITER “To give these students a be good presenters. It’s really freshman year. However, students to about their interests, go out
and talk to a broader community
North Salem science teach- chance to work with the sci- wonderful,” Rubeo said. are able to join at any point in of people from all over the state,”
er Paul Rubeo is providing a entists and develop their Due to the multiyear com- the year by simply speaking Rubeo said.
unique opportunity for students own project, I think it’s to Rubeo.
interested in careers in science, really phenomenal,” Ru- ponent of the class, the latest a Students also have the In the past, students have
engineering, technology and beo said. student can join is in junior year, opportunity to earn up participated in the Westchester
medicine through his North Sa- to 12 State University of Science and Engineering Fair,
lem Science Research Program. e program, which is New York credits through Junior Science and Humanities
based on a University of the University at Albany Symposia, Tri County Science
“ e North Salem Science Albany template, allows during their junior & Technology Fair, Regeneron
Research Program is an excit- students more inde- and senior years. Science Talent Search and the
ing opportunity for our students pendence than e class Somers Science Fair.
to make professional connec- the tradi- also has a
tions and to tackle an authentic tional high summer At the end of the year in May,
research project,” said Rubeo, school compo- students present their work at the
who’s hoping to draw more stu- class. nent, dur- North Salem Science Research
dents into the program. “It high- Students ing which Symposium, which members of
lights the exceptional work our spend the students spend the community are encouraged
students do and allows them to 90 hours work- to attend. is year, the sympo-
stand out in college applications rst year of ing with their mentors, sium will take place at the North
as well as interviews for intern- the program plan- but because of the unique Salem High School Library at 6
ships and jobs,” Rubeo said. ning their project, devel- freedom the program of- p.m. Tuesday, May 26.
oping a research plan and fers, the students can work
e class, o ered at North Sa- remotely or from home, as Currently, Rubeo wants to in-
lem High School, is a multiyear nding a mentor. e fol- long as they’re putting the crease awareness of the program
course in which students conduct lowing years, the students work in. and foster a connection with the
research on a speci c topic and conduct in-depth research Students are also encour- community to improve the qual-
work with a mentor in the science on their topic and work ity of the program.
with their mentors. Rubeo aged to participate in science
eld. Currently, the class consists acts as a teacher and adviser fairs around the county and “I feel that it is important for
of about six or seven students. to students. state. students to have a connection to
However, Rubeo said he hopes the community as well as an au-
increasing awareness of the pro- “ e great thing about this “ at’s what I like about it, thentic audience to which they
gram will result in an enrollment class is that it’s at their pace and too: It has the kids that normally can present their work,” Rubeo
as long as they’re putting in the said.
time, they learn at their own pace.
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Railyard Arts Studio ADULTSPORTS American In Paris”, Holiday Party MOREO
Mens Under 40 Basketball at Primavera,musical events,speak- FROM PAGE 2
Railyard Arts Studio is located Drop-in Program, ursdays, ers from the community, and more! According to Lucas, if Moreo couldn’t or wouldn’t take his seat,
the board’s only two options were to either appoint someone to
at 621 Route 22, Croton Falls. For 8:30-10 p.m. through June 2020 Volunteer Drivers
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On Nov. 25, Moreo nally broke his silence. He wrote to this
artsstudio.com. School Gym. $20 registration fee. Needed newspaper to say: “While I am able to ful ll my duties and serve
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Valentine’s Paint & Sip Wine- and give the Town Board some additional time to nd a suitable
glasses! SENIORS Can you spare a little time to Daniels responded that “past practice” dictates that that
should be the next highest vote-getter; namely, her.
Friday, January 24, 7-9 p.m.; also North Salem Senior Citizens make a di erence in the life of an “We still trust Warren, Peter (Kamenstein, deputy supervisor)
and the rest of the Board to put good governance over opportu-
o ered on Sunday, January 26, 1-3 Club for residents 55 and older older adult? nistic party politics. After all, more than 880 voters are watch-
ing,” she concluded.
p.m. are eligible to join our senior group. RideConnect, a program of
e county Board of Elections stayed out of the fray, claiming
Bring your sweetheart or grab a Meetings are held at 11:30 a.m. on Family Services of Westchester, it’s only responsible for conducting and administering elections
and certifying results.
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Sternlieb also reached out to Risa S. Sugarman, chief enforce-
tine wineglass painting workshop! at the North Salem Fire House. transportation program for older ment counsel for the state Board of Elections.
Bring your own ideas or choose Some of the events this year have adults, age 60+, who can no lon- “ e issue of concern to me is whether Moreo is quali ed to
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But she quickly informed Sternlieb that it wasn’t within “the
You can make four wine glasses Monastery, Meet-and-Greet with drivers who are willing to provide jurisdiction of the Division to investigate the issues you pres-
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GRANDMA GIVES BIRTH SO HER name, after a lengthy RICK dentally, what are the grabbed the stunned raptor and tried
GAY SON CAN HAVE BABY dispute with the MELÉN chances that even as a to pull it under the surf, until the
Amazon Cooperation baby, this person can salmon farmers were able to free it.
In Nebraska a 61 year-old woman Even after seeing the whole incident
gave birth to a baby girl using her Treaty Organization, beat me at doubles on video with my own eyes, I still
son’s sperm and an egg provided by his couldn’t believe that an eagle would be
husband’s sister. Guess what, I have two which represents tennis. I’ll get the last that interested in a pink octopus, or
Dads and my Mom is my Grandma. that an octopus could capture an eagle,
My sister is my Aunt. Just kidding the countries that the Amazon River laugh at dancing though, since the baby or that an octopus might be pink in
about the Aunt, she might also be my the rst place, or that salmon knew
Mom. If this kid doesn’t grow up to be actually ows through. ey argued has two left feet. Doctors noted that how to farm, or that they could talk.
incredibly maladjusted it won’t be for After witnessing the entire event I felt
lack of trying. I’m sorry if you can’t get that the name should belong to them, they are con dent that the extra limbs like sending condolences to the Moon.
on Ancestry.com, but the site is broken
right now. since as I mentioned they have the can be safely removed. PIGEONS IN COWBOY HATS SEEN
ROAMING LAS VEGAS
LIONESS STEALS actual Amazon. Amazon.com said cry
PHOTOGRAPHER’S CAMERA AND Why the pigeons are wearing cow-
GIVES IT TO HER CUBS me a river and sued. Negotiations had GUY ACCIDENTALLY BLOWS UP boy hats is so far anybody’s guess. e
rodeo is in town, but went out of its
A wildlife photographer taking broken down when a lawyer from Bra- YARD TRYING TO KILL BUGS way to issue a press release saying that
pictures of a pride of lions in Botswana the pigeons are in no way connected to
dropped her camera and a lioness zil showed up with an anaconda and A man in Brazil poured gasoline into their operation. Which means that they
picked it up, ran o with it and gave it just rode in by horseback on their own.
to her cubs, who immediately used it to slipped three piranha into the Amazon a hole he made in his lawn, after his I work in New York City, there are a lot
open an Instagram account. “Here I am of people there elbowing each other out
with NO MAKEUP! You can’t hide representative’s co ee. Whereupon wife complained that she was scared of of the way, and the only thing I like less
those lion eyes hahahaha! Hey, does than pigeons are those horse carts that
this wildebeest make me look fat???” the Amazon representative boxed up the roaches that had been invading her are now trying to clutter up my bicycle
By the way, it’s probably unethical to lane. So pigeons, if you’re out there,
re-gift something to your kids that the Latin American o cial with some garden. He threw a couple lit matches anything I have to say to you goes
you stole in the rst place. What kind double for the horse you rode in on.
of message does that send to the cub bubble wrap and shipped him to Pat- in, and BOOM- not only were the
reporters of tomorrow? Happy Holidays to all, and here’s wishing
terson, New Jersey, where he arrived in roaches still alive, but now they were your new year AND your vision are 2020!
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the book of Exodus. Since roaches have
DOCTORS IN INDIA STUNNED BY been around since the Carboniferous
BABY BORN WITH 4 LEGS AND 3 period, It’s doubtful that blowing up
HANDS one’s lawn is going to get rid of them.
A 24 year-old Indian woman gave How do you think the Carboniferous
birth to twins, one of whom was per- period got its name? Further, If I had
fectly normal, and the other who had known that I could blow up my yard by
possibly absorbed the limbs of a po- accident I would have had the accident
tential third fetus. is is a story that I on purpose.
don’t actually believe. I believe that the
baby was born with four legs and three NORTH KOREA’S KIM SENDS
hands, but what I don’t believe is that CONDOLENCES TO MOON OVER
doctors in India were stunned by it. MOTHER’S DEATH
So many weird things happen in India I just like the headline, because if
that this probably doesn’t even push the you don’t know that the South Korean
needle into the “unusual” category. In leader’s name is Moon, it makes Kim
India, policemen are paid extra if they Jong Un seem like he might have liter-
have a mustache and store owners hang ally gone too far this time.
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Thursday, January 9, 2020 OPINION North Salem News – Page 9
e cream of the crop Attitude Adjustment
“Oh no!” I cried from TRACY seaweed because it’s made of At the start of a new year, READING,
the bathroom. BECKERMAN seaweed and has extra spe- many people resolve WRITING &
“Honey, what’s cial rming properties which to make big changes – CHOCOLATE
wrong? Are you OK?” My I have no idea if they work physically and emotionally - to KIM
husband ran into the room, because, honestly, who wants improve health and happiness. KOVACH
Gyms, diet food companies and
wondering, I’m sure, what kind their face to smell like sh. health food stores look for- A popular theme a couple of
ward to this time of year. So do years ago was to face your fears
of tragedy could have trans- When I was in college, I publishing companies, o ering and improve your life by saying,
a whole new crop of self-help “Yes!” to new ideas and chal-
pired with only me, the sink, was a moisturizer virgin and books. Popular book titles lenges. It takes a concentrated
include Get Out of Your Own e ort to actually make changes
and the toilet in the room. really had no idea what, if Way and Be You, Only Better. to your life. Marianne Power, a
journalist in England, decided
“I’ve made a terrible mistake,” I said, looking at any, lotions or creams I needed to maintain my By mid-January, you may to try a di erent self-help book
already be ignoring the self- each month for one year. e
him forlornly. perfect 20-year old skin. My roommate routinely improvement books, apps and idea was to see if she could face
exercise equipment received as her fears, improve relationships
“What???” he asked. slathered Noxzema on her face every night which holiday gifts. e rubber exer- and gain nancial indepen-
cise bands are dangling from dence in one year. Of course
“I used my night cream instead of my day quite possibly smelled worse than the seaweed the doorknob and the cardio she wrote and published a book
tracker is practically at-lining about her self-help journey
cream and it’s daytime.” cream they make today. I haven’t seen her in as you sit on the couch eating titled, Help Me!
left-over holiday cookies and
He stared at me blankly. 30 years so I can’t tell you if the stu worked, candy. One glance out of the When I was researching the
window and your excuse of “it’s concept of cold water swim-
“What do you think is going to happen?” I although I assume that the smell of the Noxzema too cold/snowy/icy” to drive ming around the world for a
to the gym sends you back to previous column, I read about
asked him. was so o ensive it’s possible that the odor alone the couch. It’s hard to keep the author Katja Pantzar. After
momentum going. moving to Finland, she noticed
“I guess your face is going to fall asleep,” he would have caused any aging skin cells she might that men and women of all ages
Standing on the check-out enjoyed swimming daily in icy
replied and left the room. have had to jump ship. line at the grocery store, we
are bombarded with headlines SEE KOVACH PAGE 12
I knew my husband thought it was ridiculous Naturally, I’ve tried to cut down on the number blaring “Live Longer with
Superfoods!” or “Celebrity New
that one person needed so many creams. I have of creams I use mainly because, Year’s Resolutions” and “ e
Tricks to Staying Motivated.”
my day cream and my night cream which is a) ey’re costly and,
heavier than my day cream because apparently b) ey take up a lot of room in my medicine
one needs more moisture on their face when they chest and,
sleep. I have night eye cream and day eye cream c) I have to explain this whole thing all over
for the same reason. ese are for the ne lines again to the TSA agents every time I travel and
under my eyes which, apparently, are not mois- they wonder why I have so many creams and
turized enough by the other creams I just put on lotions for one person who has only one face
my face. I have something called a retinol which and is only going away for 3-day trip. But when
I’m told is necessary because I’m in my fties and I explain that the lotions have multiple uses and
the retinol helps speed up the regeneration of my can also be used as bug repellant, motor oil, and
skin cells which must be dying o at the same hoof and mane cream for horses, I usually sail
rate as the aged eggs in my ovaries. right through.
en I have a neck cream for the delicate neck Knowing that all of this was pretty ludicrous, I
area which feels suspiciously like the day and decided it probably made sense to try to pare down
night creams I already use. I’ve been told, though, all the creams to what was absolutely necessary.
that the neck creams have di erent anti-aging I was about to do this when I realized that the
and tightening properties, which, it would seem, night cream had just kicked in and I had to take
could easily and less expensively be handled by a nap because my face had fallen asleep.
wearing a turtleneck instead. en there are the
moisturizers with sunscreen built in, the primers You can follow Tracy on Facebook at https://www.
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I’ll be okay KOVACH
No doubt most of this make our way to New Rochelle FROM PAGE 9
week’s columns will be
about Christmas and New JUST to be with the Francella clan. But water and bicycle riding in below freezing temperatures. She
Year celebrations. Many of my JO ANN not this year. interviewed lots of ordinary Finnish citizens as well as experts
friends had children home from in the eld of health and wellness. She also learned more about
college, and family and friends We lost our Coco about a week the traditional Finnish concept of “Sisu” which translates into
traveling many miles just to spend the overall attitude of grit, fortitude and perseverance.
the holidays together. JO ANN before Christmas, and Ken and
FRANCELLA I simply couldn’t celebrate. We e ancient concept of Sisu refers to the idea of determina-
Kim and her husband usually tion and forward movement over uncomfortable or unlikely
arrive the day before Christmas Eve and stay with didn’t have a tree and we put away odds, turning challenges into triumphs. In her book, e Finn-
us for about 5 days. I wake everyone by 5 a.m. on ish Way: Finding Courage, Wellness and Happiness through
Christmas morning and we tear into presents for all the decorations we had taken the Power of Sisu, Katja embraced the national attitude of de-
a while, and then sleep two more hours before we termination in everyday life in Finland. She became a devotee
down from the attic. In a sen- of cold water swimming and winter bicycling and realized the
Coco bene ts of overall happiness and well-being all year round. Un-
tence, Ken and I have been knocked on our keisters. like the culture of immediate grati cation and convenience that
people in the U.S. take for granted, she admired the Finnish
Coco was a beautiful Chocolate Lab with an enor- mindset of not taking the easy way.
mous amount of love for us. She was our constant Activities seem more enjoyable after conquering the chal-
lenges. Finnish people put the concept of Sisu (tenacity, resil-
companion; and when I sat with pen and pad in ience and determination) into everyday practice. Here’s an old
Finnish saying that sums up this national attitude: “Happiness
hand to write my column, all I had to do was put my does not come from searching for it, but by living.”
arm down and I would feel her curled up by my feet. Another old Finnish proverb that you can put into practice
is: “ ere are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” So if your
She was always there…and then she was not. plan for the new year is to eat healthier, exercise more, stay in
touch with friends, watch less TV, read more books, try a new
I had not intended to write about this chapter of hobby, expand your social life, volunteer to help others, clean up
your language, de-clutter your closets or learn a new skill just
my life, but then I thought that she deserves the adu- get started! Step by step, little by little with an attitude adjust-
ment of determination and the ability to enjoy the process
lation. I’m happy to let everyone know how lucky we along the way, you will be on the path to happiness and well-
being in 2020!
were to have had such a kind and gentle companion
Kim Kovach challenges adults to discover their inner writers in
for 12 years. She was beautiful, well-behaved, well- the winter session of Writer’s Inspiration on Tuesday mornings
at the Pound Ridge Library starting January 14th. www.
cared for and loved so much. Everyone who met kimkovachwrites.com
Coco loved her and always asked if she was a puppy.
I’m still having moments of great sadness when I
think of her, and I know I will feel this way for quite
some time. ank you to friends and family who
have reached out to us and who understand about
the love a pet; and thank you to the readers of this
column for allowing me to tell you about my extraor-
dinary Coco. Time will pass and I’ll be okay…just
not right now.
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Page 14 – North Salem News Sports Thursday, January 9, 2020
North Salem’s Tommy
Eberhardt registered an
assist in the win.
warms up before
BYSNS sweep Mahopac MARSCHHAUSER
North Salem’s Jonathan Graham scores game-tying goal
BY MIKE SABINI Saturday, Nov. 30, in the Guy Matthews the second period with two goals of their ning goal, unassisted, with just two min-
CONTRIBUTING WRITER anksgiving Invitational Hockey Tour- own. However, Jonathan Graham, cour- utes and 37 seconds left in the contest.
tesy of assists from Tommy Eberhardt
e BYSNS completed a season sweep nament (Ebersole Hockey Rink, White and Timmy Froessel, tied the game at 2-2, Vigiletti’s goal ignited all of his team-
of league rival Mahopac on Friday, Jan. 3, Plains). with just 36 seconds remaining in the sec- mates.
at the Brewster Ice Arena. ond stanza.
“It means a lot to the team, especially “It was a moment that electri ed not
Trailing 2-1 late in the second period, coming o that long break,” Bonitatibus Clutch performances, by the likes of just me but the whole team on the bench
the BYSNS rallied for a thrilling 3-2 tri- said. “Mahopac was one of the rst teams Graham and goalie Matt Gergley (32 as well,” Makarenko said.
umph against the Indians. we played, so it was good to see we were saves), helped the BYSNS earn the victory.
able to stay consistent.” Bonitatibus was pleased with his team’s
“ e win against Mahopac was a great “ ey were peppering Matt Gergley e ort, which produced 28 shots on goal.
start to the new year,” said BYSNS’ Sava e BYSNS got on the board rst in with shots, but he was standing on his
Makarenko. the opening period, on a goal by Frankie head,” Bonitatibus said. “His e orts in “Overall it was one of our better com-
Vigiletti, assisted by Makarenko. goal gave us life. Jonathan Graham made plete games,” Bonitatibus said. “I’m very
BYSNS’ co-coach Joey Bonitatibus was a big play late in the second to tie it up.” proud of the way we played.”
pleased to see his squad come up with an- “It was a great read from Frankie, to
other big win against Mahopac. eir rst drive to the net, for the open net, on the e biggest clutch moment came from e BYSNS (4-6) hope to carry that mo-
meeting, a 3-1 BYSNS win, took place on rebound,” Makarenko said. Vigiletti, who registered the game-win- mentum into their next contest at Monroe-
Woodbury, at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at
Mahopac answered Vigiletti’s goal in the Ice Time Sports Complex, Newburgh.
Thursday, January 9, 2020 SPORTS North Salem News – Page 15
Spotlighting the Spotlight
Student-athletes from North Salem team’s performance, at a Trader Joe’s in undecided, which would have also de-
love rap music, hate Facebook, and really scribed me as a high schooler. I am envi-
want to teleport. and rightfully so. But MARSH Malibu? ous of kids who know where they want
the Athlete Spotlight MADNESS I like the way to go, set their coordinates, and travel to
How do I know these things? Because is an invitation to their destination undeterred. I’m 32 and
they told us, of course! these kids think. I still shrug when people ask me what I
want to do with my career.
Top athletes and team captains have show o their per- BRIAN is led me down
been pro led in these pages nearly every What music do you listen to before a
week since this paper’s inception. sonality, which is why MARSCHHAUSER a rabbit hole of game?
We ask them how they prepare in I’ve always loved this reviewing the last 12 Have you ever seen an athlete wear-
practice and execute on game day. We ing headphones in pre-game warmups
ask them about role models and be- section long before months of Athlete and wondered what they’re listening to?
ing leaders. We ask them about where Well, wonder no more! Many of them
they’ve been and where they’re going. I took over as the Spotlights, which (45 percent) are listening to rap.
We also ask them about music, food paper’s sports editor. should come as no surprise given my I consider myself well-versed in hip
and superpowers. hop, growing up on artists like Jay Z,
Many parents and players have told analytical nature. I started making a tally DMX and Eminem. I even brie y wrote
Usually, our interviews with student- for a hip-hop magazine before abruptly
athletes are reserved for the post-game. me it’s also their favorite thing we do. of how student-athletes answered certain transitioning to the world of local news.
We ask them about the goals/points they
scored or stopped. en we usually wrap ey ip to the sports section when their questions to see what trends I could But today’s youth are more likely to
it up with a nice quote about a hard- be listening to Lil Uzi Vert, Chief Keef,
fought win or tough defeat. paper comes in the mail to see who we spot. 21 Savage or some other rapper you’ve
never heard of.
I’ve been watching sports for a long pro led that week. When did you start playing (your
time. Long enough to know that answers e only other repeating answers were
to these questions rarely deviate (be- Without the Athlete Spotlight, how sport)? country and pop (18 percent).
cause when they do, it becomes news).
Truth be told, I could probably write the else would we know that some of our A little more than 59 percent of the If you could have one superpower,
quotes for them. what would it be and why?
athletes enjoy tracking storms or cli students-athletes we interviewed said
“It really nice to pick up the win to- e most popular answers were
night. We practiced hard and played as a jumping in their spare time? they started playing their sport when teleportation (37 percent) and ying (16
team and it showed. We had some tough percent), meaning most kids today are
breaks early, but we showed resolve and Perhaps my favorite question we ask they were in elementary school or earlier, just looking for quicker ways to travel.
nished strong.” is: “If you could have one superpower, which is a testament to the local youth Other repeating answers included tele-
Athletes, even high school ones, are kinesis and endurance (both 11 percent).
guarded against saying anything too what would it be and why?” sports leagues.
controversial when discussing their SEE MARSCHHAUSER PAGE 16
Week after week since assuming But if you’re a teen who loves a sport
this role, I noticed that many student- but has never played it, don’t lose hope.
athletes answered “teleportation.” I was About 41 percent didn’t start playing
skeptical at rst. Wouldn’t you want their varsity sport until middle school or
super-human strength or the ability to high school.
leap tall buildings in a single bound? What do you plan to study in col-
But the more I thought about it, the lege?
more I realized how incredible it would One-quarter (25 percent) said they
be to snap my ngers and be in Ha- want to study business in college. ere
waii. Or maybe I’ll go to Italy on my was a three-way tie second for second
lunch break or Disneyland after work. place, with science, arts and engineering
Who needs a Trader Joe’s nearby when all getting 10 percent.
you could do your grocery shopping Another 12 percent said they were
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VRarosuitnydu12/30p-1/5 Liz Squire goes up for two in the Tigers’ home
loss to Briarcliff last Saturday, Jan. 4.
PHOTOS: ROB DIANTONIO
Don’t see your team’s results or against Dobbs Ferry at 4:30 p.m.
statistics listed? Coaches, parents Wednesday ( Jan. 8).
or players can send them to sports@
halstonmedia.com. Indoor Track
Girls Basketball (4-4) Running a time of 10:16.38, Joan Herlihy
North Salem junior Ava Jol- boxes out.
BRIARCLIFF 50, NORTH ley took second place in the Amanda Marano starts a
SALEM 37 3,000-meter invitational at the fast break for the Tigers.
U.S. Air Force Hispanic Games,
Saturday, Jan. 4 (North Salem held Saturday, Jan. 4, at the New
High School) Balance Track & Field Center at
the Armory (Manhattan).
In their rst contest after the
holiday break, the Tigers dropped Wrestling
a home game to Briarcli , 50-
37. North Salem was led by Liz ERIC D’AGNESE
Squire (12 points, 10 rebounds, 4 TOURNAMENT
blocks) and Amanda Marano (8
points). Saturday, Jan. 4
e Somers/North Salem
e Tigers were slated to travel
to Westlake at 4:30 p.m. Monday wrestling team placed 10th overall
( Jan. 6), too late for inclusion in and walked away with two indi-
this paper. vidual champions when it hosted
the Eric D’Agnese Tournament
North Salem will also host a on Jan. 4.
four-team tournament, which
begins ursday, Jan. 9. e rst- “Overall, we competed with a
round matchups are Bronxville lot of heart,” said Somers/North
vs. Peekskill at 5 p.m. and North Salem coach Ron DiSanto. “Hav-
Salem vs. John Jay (Cross River) ing the home advantage at a tour-
at 7 p.m. e consolation game nament is a privilege that not all
(10 a.m.) and championship game teams get to experience. Our guys
(noon) will be held at North Salem were extra motivated wrestling in
High School on Saturday, Jan. 11. their home gym.”
Boys Basketball Seniors omas Gall (220
(2-5, 0-1) pounds) and Zach Lupinacci
(145) placed rst for Somers/
HALDANE 48, NORTH North Salem. Peter Kim, another
SALEM 39 senior, took second at 160 pounds.
Michael Aquilino (106) and Mike
Saturday, Jan. 4 (Carmel High Rivera (220) each nished sixth.
e team was scheduled to
North Salem opened league travel to Yorktown for a dual meet
play with a nine-point loss to Hal- on Wednesday, Jan. 8. DiSanto
dane at the Putnam Challenge at said they are well-prepared for a
Carmel High School. grueling stretch before the post-
e Tigers were led by Roger
Squire, who scored 20 points on “Each tournament in Janu-
57-percent shooting, including ary gets tougher and tougher,” he
4 of 6 from downtown. Squire said. “We will get to test ourselves
added 6 rebounds, 2 blocks and 1 against good competition in Janu-
steal. Anthony Foglia (5 points, 7 ary and make the adjustments
rebounds,1 block) also played well needed to peak for the postseason
in defeat. in February.”
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Tech careers continue to boom
Technology has changed the database administrator sets up
world in numerous ways, in- databases. ese highly trained tions. Median salary is $88,270, opers may specialize in one area nding creative solutions in a
cluding creating entirely new individuals use specialized soft- lower than some other IT jobs, of computers or serve as gener- fast-paced, ever-growing envi-
industries and a vast array of ca- ware to store and organize data. but there are 54,400 projected alists who write code for various ronment.
reer options that didn’t exist as Some key roles include plan- jobs in this area. types of software.
recently as two decades ago. ning, installation, con guration, is is provided by Metro
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In its Cyberstates report, DBAs also will troubleshoot ware developer has the highest ing with technology involves
CompTIA, which publishes a and enhance database security. rate of projected new jobs, and
steady stream of new research Median pay is $87,020. at a median salary of $101,790, WHY DO WE
on IT topics, recently shared it can be a secure career in the
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for those who work in tech. lyst: Concerns about security write new code, x software
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jobs were added in the past year. tions and carry out measures to
protect a company’s networks
• Software and web devel- and systems. e professionals
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