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Somers VFW Post 8213
BY CAROL REIF Iraqi Freedom.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER He attributed the latter to factors such as the
e Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8213 is high cost of living in northern Westchester and
gone, but its spirit will soldier on, says past Com- of buying a home in Somers. Such folks are more
mander Tim McArdle. likely to have less time and energy for things out-
side of work and family duties, he added.
e Post, launched in 1994, was o cially dis-
banded on Wednesday, June 5, when its charter was In the past, some folks had suggested that the
turned over to the Department of New York VFW. lack of a physical place to hold events or hang out
with comrades, family, and friends might have
e military service organization in Somers been problematic. But McArdle said recently he
had been valiantly battling dwindling ranks for a didn’t think that was the case.
number of years.
e organization’s chief mission was commu-
At its peak, membership hovered around 65; at nity service and not socializing, he explained.
the end, about 40 vets, mostly from the Korean
War era, remained. And that is why, McArdle said, he is con dent
that its good works will go on.
e low numbers were mostly due to older
members’ passing away, being unable to fully SEE VFW PAGE 22
participate, becoming full-time caretakers for
ailing spouses, or simply retiring to warmer cli- Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8213
mates. And attempts to recruit eligible, younger Commander Timothy McArdle during Memorial
vets didn’t “pan out,” according to McArdle, who
served in the U.S. Air Force during Operation Day 2018. The Post disbanded this month.
FILE PHOTO/DEENA BELL
Meet the candidates for town justice
Voters will have their say on June 25 between three McDermott has served as a judge in Somers since If elected, Pascucci would be the rst female town jus-
candidates running for town justice in Somers. 2000; before that he was a member of the Somers Plan- tice in Somers.
Incumbents Judge Michael J. McDermott and Judge We asked each candidate to talk more about why they
Denis Timone face a challenge from Donna Pascucci. All Timone was rst elected as Somers Town Justice in were running for the position.
three are running on the Republican, Conservative and 1983 and is completing his ninth four-year term and has
Indepdendent party lines. served on several town boards. SEE TOWN JUSTICE PAGE 3
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Secretary & Troop B Delegate
CHARLES A. Di SANTO March 14 2019The Police Benevothlent Association of the New York State Troopers Inc. is proud
ANDREW CA. NDDARVEISW C. DAVIS Treasurer to announce the endorsement of Michael J. McDermott for Somers Town
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Safety Program, Judge Girl Scouts serve as bailiffs during court sessions.
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Judge McDermott with his law partner wife, Fausta, McDermott Law Firm has supported several
have maintained a law ofﬁce in Somers for 20 years. Somers sports programs.
Their law ofﬁce is in Mill Pond Professional Building.
PRIMARY DAY—TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2019 • JudgeMcDermott.com
PAID FOR BY JUDGE MICHAEL J. MCDERMOTT
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TOWN JUSTICE Michael J. McDermott Donna Pascucci Denis Timone for you?
I am a resident of Somers
FROM PAGE 1 I regularly meet with local or- rampant bullying, threats to our munity Pulse Coalition.
ganizations, including Heritage schools, community safety and Residents should vote for me since 1977, with my wife Meg
Michael J. Hills clubs, on strategies to pro- rising incidents of domestic vio- and three children, Anna, Tim
McDermott tect elderly citizens from scams lence, need to be faced with fresh because of my commitment to and James, all of whom attended
and internet safety and discuss energy and a new perspective. It a fair and balanced judicial sys- the Somers School System.
Why are you running for newly enacted legislation a ect- is important for voters to have a tem, my proven commitment to
town justice? ing our residents. choice of candidates. the town, and my extensive legal I received my Juris Doctor De-
experience. gree from Marquette University
I am the nominated candidate I remain active in the Town’s I am also running because I Law School and am admitted to
by the Republican, Conservative Boy Scouts troops in which one realize that our judicial system What role does a justice all State and Federal Courts in
and Independence Committees. son reached the rank of Eagle can be unfair and unbalanced. have in town and what makes New York and Wisconsin.
I bring vibrancy to the Somers Scout. Ten years ago I initiated As I have experienced rst- you qualiﬁed for that role?
Court by being active and invest- the Scouts in the Courts pro- hand, judges have the power to In the Town of Somers I was
ing in my community. For this gram whereby scouts serve as impact lives and I believe that A justice’s role is to preside a past member and temporary
reason I seek re-election as judge. baili s during court sessions, as- everyone who comes before the over the Town’s Justice Court on chairman of the Somers Zoning
sisting the court clerks. For my court should be treated with the speci c matters, such as vehicle Board of Appeals and Judge in
Why should residents vote e orts the Boy Scouts of Ameri- fairness and respect that they de- and tra c infractions, landlord/ the New York State High School
for you? ca named me the 2019 Scouting serve. tenant disputes, small claims and Mock Trial Tournament. In ad-
Citizen of the Year. criminal matters. A town justice dition, I am a member of the
My extensive trial experience Why should residents vote should also ensure the judicial New Rochelle/Westchester and
ensures that all trials are prop- I am an active member of lo- for you? system operates the way it is in- New York State Bar Association,
erly and fairly conducted. As cal organizations such as the tended, with integrity, fairness, together with the Westchester
Bronx County Assistant Dis- Somers Lions Club and Cham- Residents should vote for and balance. County Magistrates Association.
trict Attorney, I successfully tried ber of Commerce. I provide pro me because I am committed to
more than 30 narcotic felonies bono legal services to several lo- preserving the rule of law, our I have been a practicing civil In Somers I have been a mem-
to conviction. As an active trial cal charities. quality of life in Somers and our defense trial attorney for over ber of the Lions Club since 1984.
attorney in private practice, I community’s values. I come from two decades. I previously served I have received the Melvin Jones
tried cases in federal, state and I have been appointed as Act- a law enforcement and military as counsel to the NYPD Police Fellow Award, Lion of the Year
local courts and argued appeals ing City Court Judge in Mt. Ver- family, and am a practicing attor- Benevolent Association and in- Award and helped establish and
in appellate courts including the non, Peekskill, White Plains and ney, so these values are ingrained terned with the U.S. Attorney’s was the mentor for 10 years of
Court of Appeals. Additionally, Yonkers and Acting Town Jus- in me. Because of these values, I O ce. I am quali ed for this the Somers High School Leo’s
numerous written decisions I is- tice in Carmel, Mt. Pleasant and am running on the Republican, role because of my diverse legal Club.
sued as judge in criminal, vehicle Yorktown. I am also Arraign- Conservative, and Independence background, which gives me the
and tra c and civil matters were ment Magistrate for Adolescent/ lines. experience to deal with matters In addition thereto, I am a past
published as Decisions of Inter- Juvenile O enders at Wood eld that routinely come before the director of the Italian American
est. Detention Cottage. I have lived in Somers since court. Club of Somers and the Attor-
2008. I have 3 children: Dillon ney to the Somers Fireman’s Be-
My law partner wife, Fausta, You can learn more about Mc- (Somers High School graduate), Denis Timone nevolent Association.
and I have lived in Somers nearly Dermott at JudgeMcDermott. Savannah (SHS 9th grade) and
30 years and raised four chil- com Dalton (Somers Middle School Why are you running for After law school I was drafted
dren, each of whom attended the 7th grade) so I am strongly in- town justice? into the U.S. Army and while
Somers Central School District. Donna Pascucci vested in our community and its serving in Vietnam, was awarded
For the past 20 years, Fausta and future. I served as vice chair of I was honored to have re- two Bronze Stars with “V” de-
I have maintained a local law Why are you running for the Somers Republican Com- ceived the Somers Republican vices
practice. town justice? mittee for almost 10 years and Town Committee’s endorsement
have been a tireless advocate for for Town Justice, together with I am presently a member of
What role does a justice I am running for Town Justice school safety initiatives. I cur- Judge Michael J. McDermott. the Somers Veterans of Foreign
have in town and what makes because I believe that the impact rently serve on the Somers Com- War and American Legion.
you qualiﬁed for that role? of current issues facing our com- Why should residents vote
munity, such as the opioid crisis, What role does a justice
I am acutely aware of the chal- have in town and what makes
lenges families face and the di - you qualiﬁed for that role?
cult choices our youth must make
in today’s society. erefore, I As a Town Justice in Somers,
have assumed many leadership I developed innovative sentenc-
roles in our community, largely ing programs for individuals
aimed at protecting the youth. who were involved with alcohol,
For example, I regularly par- drugs and family o ense charges.
ticipate as a PTA panel member Over the years as Town Judge in
against drug abuse, DWI o ens- Somers I have performed and
es and supporting driver safety participated in 10-15 weddings
initiatives. As Judge, I have de- per year which I nd one of the
veloped e ective programs, such most enjoyable and rewarding
as community service, to prevent aspects as Town Judge.
youths charged with violations
from becoming repeat o enders. I am running again as Town
Judge in order to maintain the
high standard of Judicial and
Administrative excellence that
has been established in the Town
Court of Somers.
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LIBRARY where she often exhibits and sells her work. Somers
FROM PAGE 6
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she received her Masters degree in Paint- this educational workshop presented by
ing from the School of Visual Arts. She is SEE LIBRARY PAGE 26
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Tuesday June 25th
for WESTCHESTER COUNTY COURT JUDGE ENDORSED BY:
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- Hudson Valley Stonewall Democrats (LGBTQ)
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Vote on Tuesday, June 25, 2019The members of the Somers Republican Town Committee request that you
for our nominated candidates for Town Justice,
Judge Denis J. Timone and Judge Michael J. McDermott
Supervisor Rick Morrissey,
Councilmembers Tom Garrity
and Anthony Cirieco, Town Clerk
Patricia Kalba, Receiver of Taxes
Michelle McKearney, Highway
Superintendent Candidate Nick
DeVito, Somers Republican
Chair T.J. McCormack, County
Legislator Republican Candidates
Gina Arena and Michael Grace
together with Republican District
Leaders and supporters of Judge
Timone and Judge McDermott
Photo Credit: Alan Zale
Judge Timone and Judge McDermott
have maintained a high standard of judicial and administrative excellence which they will continue to bring to
the Somers Justice Court and the people of Somers.
Vote for experience, knowledge and respect for the law
at the Republican, Conservative and Independence Primary Election
Judge Timone and Judge McDermott
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Paid for by Judge Denis J. Timone and Judge Michael J. McDermott
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Having a ball Not quite precise!
Last Saturday and they’re swinging Warm weather probably the best “Dad”
we went to the each other around, means fam-
Fred Astaire MAN testing out the laws ily BBQ s and WHATWAS moment. He casually told
Dance Studio Show- OVERBOARD of physics, and get-togethers: sitting on I THINKING? us about this episode be-
case Extravaganza at RICK eventually the laws cause none of us had been
the Somers Middle MELÉN of physics win. ese
the deck or at a picnic RUTHANN home at the time to witness
table in the park and SCHEFFER it. Mom had purchased
School, and it was a people who think enjoying the companion- a full-size bathroom rug.
twirl-wind of activity. they can just waltz ship, laughs and good Dad measured and knew
ere were twists, right in and take over food. he had to plane the bottom
turns, bumps, grinds and dips, and that the place are in for a rude awakening. So One summer, Dad decided to build a of the door so it would move smoothly over
was just in the parking lot. irty-four it pays to know what you’re doing. Once picnic table with attached benches, just like the rug. He removed the bathroom door and
students of all ages and sizes danced the I saw two fully imbibed lasses trying to the ones you nd in the park. He was a brought it down to his workshop where he
night away in well-choreographed two tango, and in 30 seconds they had each mechanic, extremely handy around the house carefully cut 1/4-inch o the bottom rather
and a half-minute routines to all dif- other in a clove hitch. It takes two to and very precise in his work. He bought the than plane it. He brought the door upstairs
ferent types of music, along with their tango, three if neither of them knows wood, hardware and paint and began the to re-hang.
instructors. ere were tales of love lost, how to untie a clove hitch. project in his basement workshop. We could “Oh **!!&#, what did I do?” We weren’t
tales of love found, and tales of love Remember back when I was in the hear the saw and hammer, the radio play- home so he could let the words y and turn
lost and found at the lost and found. seventh grade? Neither do I, but I do ing country music and a few soft expletives the air blue!
ere were full costumes: Snow White, remember that my Mom signed me up here and there when something didn’t go Dad had reversed the door and cut the
Pocahontas, a harem girl, a Spanish for dancing class, thinking that it would as planned. Jack and I sat on the stairs and 1/4-inch o the top rather than the bottom.
senorita- you can dance to just about make me more poised around adults or watched our father create this heavy-duty e door knob was on the left side instead of
any fantasy. e professional instructors something. What it did do was acti- picnic set—believe me when I say a tornado the right and there was now a 1/4-inch open
took it all in sweeping stride, and they vate my hormones, and all of a sudden couldn’t have blown it away! space at the top of the door!!! Back down
didn’t seem to mind lifting a student or my entire endocrine system, which Finally, the set was built, sanded and paint- to the basement he went. Fortunately, the
two that had been o the keto diet for a had been sitting around playing cards, ed--it was handsome, and we couldn’t wait to strip he had removed was in one piece; he
couple of weeks. nally had something to do. ey made get it out in the back yard. Dad opened the used wood glue and reattached the strip. He
Ballroom dancing has become a lost the girls wear white gloves, probably to basement door and we all took a side of the sanded, repainted and then re-hung the door.
art, because there just aren’t a lot of balls see if us guys had been recently dusted. table, lifted on the count of three and started Dad was so exact about this work, one would
to go to these days. Back in Cinderella’s ey should have made them wear full up the stairs to the yard. have to look very carefully to see just where
day, they had a lot of balls, and they haz-mat suits, because who knows what Oh, no, no please it can’t be! e set was the strip of wood had been replaced.
had big, long balls. If I had the balls we were up to right before class? I was too wide and wouldn’t t through the door! “I couldn’t believe I did such a dumb, stu-
that Cinderella’s evil stepmother had probably out working on my mini-bike. Dad calmly removed the door frame, but no pid thing,” he laughed while telling us of this
I’d never get anything done.To me, the I always made a bee-line for Cathy use, it still didn’t t! It became deadly quiet, mishap. We’re sure he edited his story for our
weirdest part of that story is not that Kummings, who was as tall as I was you could hear a pin drop. I’m sure Dad had innocent ears!
you could train mice to pull a pumpkin and I didn’t have to bend down to hear some choice words ready to shout, but we Yep, Dad made a couple of “mistakes;”
that turns into a carriage, all of that her if she said anything when I stepped were on site and he had to choke down the but we won’t forget some of the awesome,
seems plausible. But who the hell would on her foot. “You smell nice,” I o ered. words, gritting his teeth. Instead, he dis- treasures he created: wood grated cheese
design footwear made of glass? If they Even then I had the gift of human mantled the set; we pitched in carrying the containers where he painstakingly punched
play the “Mexican Hat Dance” there’s interaction. She replied, “You smell like pieces up the stairs. He calmly and methodi- hundreds of holes into a piece of sheet met-
going to be carnage and bloodshed, carburetor parts, but at least ones that cally put the picnic set back together again in al—while straightening the garage last week,
many hats ruined, and the handsome have been recently ushed.” the yard—just like Humpty Dumpty. Once we found it on a shelf; it now hangs on the
prince is going to think you’re an idiot. e teacher, Mr. Richard would put in place, the set was never moved again garage wall in full glory. His Christmas trees
Dance lessons are never a bad idea, cascade around the room, one hand in and we enjoyed many years of barbecues with were a work of art, shimmering and shiny.
because I see a lot of couples trying com- SEE MELEN PAGE 16 family and friends. anks, Dad, for showing us that no one is
plicated moves on a crowded dance oor,
Sister-in-law Patti remembers what is perfect--and, what’s a little “blue air,” right?
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e return of Super Grillman
LOST IN Super Grillman was blissful in would be able to get the same grill west, and if it was good enough for “I don’t know,”he said reluc-
SUBURBIA his grill existence. But then the un- satisfaction he’d had in the ‘burbs. Billy the Kid, it was good enough tantly.“Super Cast Iron Pan Man
thinkable happened. We moved to I gured, this is exactly the way for Super Grillman. My husband,
TRACY the city, and sadly, found out they they used to do it in the wild, wild however, was dubious. SEE BECKERMAN PAGE 14
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Instead of a hammer, my husband goodness without a barbecue.
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Vote Tuesday June 25, 2019
in the Republican, Conservative and Independence Primaries
I was honored to have been unanimously endorsed by the Republican, Conservative and
Independence Committees for Town Justice, together with Judge Michael J. McDermott. I was
rst elected Somers Town Justice in 1983 and am completing my 9th four-year term.
I have been a resident of Somers since 1977, with my wife Meg. We have raised our three
children here, Anna, Tim and James, all of whom attended the Somers School System.
I received my Juris Doctor Degree from Marquette University Law School and am admitted to
all State and Federal Courts in New York and Wisconsin. I am a member of the New Rochelle/
Westchester and NYS Bar Associations, and the Westchester County Magistrates Association.
I have been a member of the Somers Lions Club since 1984 and helped establish and was mentor
for 10 years of the Somers High School Leo Club. Additionally, I am a past Director of the
Italian American Club of Somers, Attorney to the Somers Firemen’s Benevolent Association, and
have participated in the Somers Relay for Life with my family as the Timone Tuskers.
A er law school, I was dra ed into the U. S Army and was assigned to the Americal Division,
196th Light Infantry Brigade while serving in Vietnam, and was awarded two Bronze Star
Medals with “V” devices and Oak Leaf Cluster. I am presently a member of the Veterans of
Foreign Wars and American Legion.
As Town Justice in Somers, I developed innovative sentencing programs
for individuals who were involved with alcohol, drugs and family o ense
charges. Over the years as Town Judge in Somers, I have performed and
participated in 10-15 weddings per year.
I am running again as Town Judge in order to main the high standard of
Judicial and Administrative excellence that I have established in the Town
Court of Somers.
Denis J. Timone
Town Justice of Somers
Paid for by Denis J. Timone
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Itching to tell you
I’m itching to tell you about ing at me and panicking. I didn’t and now at this later stage of my “calmed down.” JUST
my itching. I’ve been plagued know what was going on, but I life, I sometimes nd it easier to I’ve tried sprays and lotions and JO ANN
by insect bites my whole life. remember being whisked into the stay indoors than to risk the bites
My rst inkling of a problem was car and taken to an emergency and days of itching. have even clipped on an ultrasonic JO ANN
when I realized that I was getting room. As we passed a mirror, I zapper, all to no avail. In fact, I FRANCELLA
bitten and scratching way more remember thinking,“Who’s that?” Ken’s family loves having think I heard the little buggers
than my sister. One side of my face was blown up barbeques and they try to cater giggling as they glided in for a attractive to mosquitoes.
to three times its size. to my problem by having their smooth landing on my arm. • Drinking beer. Mosquitoes
I was outside playing after din- entire yard sprayed the day before.
ner on a summer night when I was Over the years I’ve tried to pro- Although I really do appreciate I give up! ey have won! I are drawn to skin that excretes
three. I recall my parents look- tect myself from bites, to no avail; the e ort, those ies, gnats and concede that the insects are much beer through sweat
mosquitoes still nd me. Once smarter than I am; but, I won’t “go
RE-ELECT they purchased a package of gentle into that good night.” I’ve • Perfume – heavily scented
towelettes saturated in DEET. I done some research and found fruity or oral perfumes are a
MCJuDsticEeRMiMchaeOl JT. T was happy to try them, as ev- that some people produce more of magnet for mosquitoes.
“The Town of Somers will forever be grateful to eryone had moved their chairs certain chemicals in their skin and
Judge McDermott for his selﬂess dedication, constant to the lawn and were taking a some of those chemicals attract Although we may now be a bit
contributions and for bringing good to all that he does.” fun trip down memory lane. I mosquitoes. Blood type also fac- more educated on the subject, I
wanted to stay with the crowd, so tors into the equation. don’t really think it will help. ey
—Somers Town Board Proclamation of Recognition I unfolded a towelette and wiped are stealth, weightless and by the
it on my neck, arms, feet and And so, to help minimize time you feel an insect on your
VOTE ON PRIMARY DAY—TUES. JUNE 25, 2019 ankles. ings were going pretty mosquito and other insect bites, it skin, the damage has already been
well for a while until I began may be helpful to understand what done. So, on the next hot, steamy
JudgeMcDermott.comNominated by the Somers Republican, Conservative and Independence Committees getting lightheaded and nauseous. lures them: day when the insects are ying
about, if you have nothing better
PAID FOR BY JUDGE MICHAEL J. MCDERMOTT ank goodness Ken realized it • Wearing dark colors or red to do, zip me an email, dial the
was the DEET and began wiping • Type O blood. It is twice as phone or send a message via car-
it o me with a wet towel. at attractive to mosquitoes as A or B rier pigeon to say hi. I’ll de nitely
night when we returned home, I • Exhaling. Mosquitoes are at- be home!
counted twenty-nine bites. e tracted to carbon dioxide and can
scratching was non-stop, and Ken sense it up to 160’away. [email protected]
seriously thought about sleep- • Sweating
ing in another room until things • Pregnancy. Pregnant women
exhale more and their skin is
warmer than normal, which is
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SOMERS CENTRAL Dashb ard
Dear Somers Community Members,
As we approach the end of the school-year, I want to update you on some of the exciting developments within our schools.
Somers High School
Approximately 92% of the students in our current senior class will continue their studies in college or university. Leading the graduating class this year are Valedictorian
Katie Taylor and Salutatorian Kevin Lee, who will attend Yale and UCLA, respectively. Congratulations to Katie and Kevin and thank you for representing our Somers
community so well.
Another crowning achievement at the high school level, Somers High School received the National Blue Ribbon of Excellence this year. is accomplishment is a clear
measure of the commitment of all members of the high school and district community to ensure students are provided with a world-class education.
e faculty, sta , administration and student leaders have been preparing throughout the year for the implementation of a new schedule at the high school next year,
which will include a school-wide common lunch. Please visit the Somers High School website for more details and information.
Somers Middle School
e Somers Middle School faculty is continuing the implementation of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP). All students will experience an
MYP unit next year in each content area. e following year students will have three MYP units in each content area, including interdisciplinary units. In the 2020-21
school year we will apply for full accreditation for the 2021-22 school year. A critical component of this work is the start of the world language program in sixth grade
next year, which would not have been possible without the voter support. Students will be able to choose from Spanish, Italian and French.
Primrose and Somers Intermediate School
At Primrose and Somers Intermediate Schools, faculty and sta have been diligently working on their identi ed School Success Plans. Both schools have also embarked
on developing stronger technology literacy skills, including basic coding using the technology program Learning.com. One of the goals of this curriculum is to ensure
that our students are versatile digital learners and responsible digital citizens.
Another area both schools continued to focus on this year was supporting the uniformed set of social justice standards – identity, diversity, justice and action. ese
learning expectations were often delivered through the morning meeting time, reading aloud, and social studies lessons.
A team of teachers, parents, students and administrators convened to form the Superintendent Education Equity Advisory Team (SEEAT). e group identi ed the
overall mission of SEEAT:
e Superintendent Educational Equity Advisory Team provides direction and leadership in culturally relevant professional learning, as well as district practices. e
Team serves as the “educational equity lens” of SCSD and strives to provide positive change for all.
e three focus areas are:
1. Curriculum and learning activities that re ect the range of diversity in our district/community
2. Organization structure that re ects the collective value of educational equity
3. Learning that enhances the knowledge and skills of our faculty, sta , families and community to better meet the needs of our diverse district/community
Please keep an eye out for the related actions for each focus area next year.
is year we celebrate the TEAM Tuskers Mentoring program’s sixth year. is program has grown from six students to approximately 80 students. ank you to
Midge Miller (coordinator) and Phyllis Morrison (assistant coordinator) for their leadership, and to all the community volunteers for sharing their love, wisdom, and
compassion with our children. e program would not be possible without them. If you are interested in being a mentor, please go to the TEAM Tuskers page on our
website at www.somersschools.org.
I want to thank the community for passing the school budget and approving the safety and security bond. is bond allows us to improve the safety measures in our
school, including, but not limited to, swipe key access down to the classroom level, increased video surveillance, and panic lockdown systems in all schools.
e district budget maintains our current educational programs and provides enhancements like world language in sixth grade. We have stayed within the allowable
tax levy amount for the eighth year, and we are poised to continue to provide an unparalleled education to the children of Somers. Please join me in welcoming newly-
elected trustee Chadwick Olsen to the Board of Education.
I hope you and your family have a safe and wonderful summer. I look forward to the start of another exciting school year in the fall. On behalf of our children, I thank
you for making Somers such an amazing place to live, learn, and laugh together.
Dr. Raymond H. Blanch
Superintendent of Schools
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Litter Task Force thanks yearly scholarships, and give out safety vests regularly before Judge Timone and Judge
residents and businesses and litter pick up supplies. We would also McDermott at conferences,hearings and tri- FROM PAGE 11
like to thank business owners who have sup- als which are held in Somers Justice Court.
just doesn’t have the same ring to it.”
To the editor: ported us with discounts and in-kind dona- We have always found both Judge Timone “Just think of it as expanding your
It is a dirty job, but someone has to do it! tions critical to our success. It truly is amaz- and Judge McDermott to be fair, reasonable, galactic grilling empire,”I advised him.
So, one day, Super Grillman went to
Yes, we are talking about all the litter on the ing to see how much our Town means to all well informed and extremely respectful to at-
the local butcher and bought two nice
sides of the roads in Somers. Litter clean up of us and by keeping our roadways litter-free, torneys and litigants alike. Both judges pos- steaks. He red up the cast-iron pans and
set out his steaks for their sear. Everything
is a never-ending job,but thanks to the dedi- commuters from other towns and states can sess the necessary and appropriate judicial was looking great until we realized the
apartment had begun to ll with smoke.
cated residents and businesses of Somers,the see that Somers’ residents and businesses temperament to mete out justice fairly and We opened all the windows, but to no
avail. Within minutes, the smoke alarm
task gets easier and easier each year. take pride in their community. objectively but with compassion and con- began blaring and we could not gure out
how to turn it o . And then the dog be-
We had a very successful 2019 Spring We look forward to another successful sideration in every case. We have also found gan howling along with the smoke alarm.
We knew it was mere moments before
Town-Wide Clean Up and it is all because Somers Town Wide Clean-Up in the Fall of both Judge Timone and Judge McDermott the super police came in and gave us a
super citation for disturbing the peace.
of you, the residents, business owners and 2019, as well as our Annual Fall E-Recycle to be dedicated, hardworking and profes-
But just then our doorbell rang. I
employees of Somers, who never fail to give Day with City Carting! For more informa- sional in every respect. Both are individuals opened it to see our new neighbor stand-
ing there with a broom. She came into our
100 percent to the task at hand. Our sincer- tion about the Somers Litter Task Force, of impeccable honesty and integrity who, as apartment, swung the broom at the smoke
alarm. and knocked it o the ceiling. en
est gratitude to: Mr. Peter Mcmanus, Su- please call 914.486.0355, email us at: keep- members of the bench in Somers, undoubt- she calmly walked over to the still blaring
smoke alarm and removed the battery.
pervisor Rick Morrissey and his extremely [email protected], or write to us at edly help to make the Town of Somers a bet-
“Wow, ank you so much!”I said.
helpful sta , Somers Town Board, Somers PO Box 92, Lincolndale, NY, 10540, and ter and safer place in which to live and work. “How did you know what to do?”
Highway Department, New York State “Like”us on Facebook. It is with great honor and without reserva- She gestured across the hall into her
apartment where I could see a man in an
Highway Department, Brett Freeman and Dr. Suzy Moravick, President tion that we respectfully recommend to the apron fussing about in her kitchen.
e Somers Record sta , Andrew Far- on behalf of the Somers LitterTask Force residents of the Town of Somers that they “Allow me to introduce my husband,”
she said.“Super Stir Fry Man.”
ber and the Somers Library sta , Somers Board Members vote for both Judge Timone and Judge Mc-
For more Lost in Suburbia, become follow
Women’s Club, Somers Police Department, Local attorneys support Judges Dermott in the Republican,Conservative and Tracy on Twitter @TracyBeckerman
Timone and McDermott and become a fan on Facebook at www.
Somers Fire Department, Northeast Rotary Independence Primaries on Tuesday June 25 facebook.com/LostinSuburbiaFanPage
Club, Somers Lion’s Club, Somers Veterans as these two individuals are clearly the most
Organizations, Somers Land Trust, Somers quali ed and experienced candidates for the
Chamber of Commerce, our Home Own- position of Somers Town Justice.
ers, Pond, and Lake Associations, Girl Scout Judge Denis Timone and Judge Michael Charles J. Scheld, Esq., MaryPatricia
and Boy Scout Troops, and all the dedicated McDermott are well known, well liked and Sweeny, Esq., Jessica Bacal, Esq.,William
residents who pick up litter on our roads, on well respected in the Putnam and Westches- Fleming, Esq., Gary Rick, Esq., Andrea
our trails, and in our wooded areas. ter legal communities. Each brings with him Rendo, Esq., Judith Reardon, Esq., Joseph J.
e Somers Litter Task Force expresses to the position of Town Justice a wealth of Tock, Esq., Kevin P. Sweeny, Esq., Andrea
our sincerest “ ank you” to City Carting, knowledge and experience that has been ac- Catalina, Esq., Patricia Moro, Esq., Je rey
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Here I go again MELEN from e Lion King. It was a
pretty complicated routine, and
Television commercials for THE least, devastating. e public rela- FROM PAGE 10 she performed it beautifully.
making life better through SEASONED tions people have de nitely done
chemistry are thoroughly CITIZEN their research, aiming their mes- the air holding his imaginary We met with some of the
overwhelming. First they promise sages at the older, more vulnerable partner’s hand, the other on contestants after the show. One
to cure everything except death and ADRIENNE viewers: All those under 85 can his stomach. He looked like a had false eyelashes and couldn’t
then go on to list all the side e ects KAVELLE buy burial insurance and not feel little teapot, short and stout, wait to get them o . “ ese
there was his handle, there was things are like windshield wip-
that might kill you! Whatever guilty about leaving their children his spout. When it came time ers,” she said. Her real eyelashes
for us to mimic the moves, I were a little upset, and if they
happened to the promise of ‘ rst this tremendous monetary burden. couldn’t get it right because I had known she wanted wind-
was trying to do a cha cha cha shield wipers, they could have
do no harm’ ? Instead, we are faced If you’ve made it to over 85 cha instead of a cha cha cha. handled the job. Diana was
dressed in kind of a feline cos-
with choosing the lesser of two evils: your head- though, tough canooties! I guess they gure if you’re ere is a moment when I tume, and I didn’t want to get
nish dancing with someone too close because I’m allergic.
ache may dissipate but the drug might cause a brain that old they can shortly focus on your kids to buy when, ushed with relief, they
say, “Wow, that could have been e moral of the story is that
tumor; alleviate your indigestion but watch out for their own insurance and protect your grandkids! way worse.” it doesn’t matter what age you
Anyway, the exhibition was are, what shape you are, what
esophageal cancer. en we have the monument and cemetery ads. really fun, and there were some size you are or whether you
participants who could really have two left feet, you can prob-
en we have the legal profession commercials. May as well make the choice while you’re still stand- dance. ere was one guy with a ably dance better than I can. If
bunch of tattoos that picked up I could meet up with Cinder-
Here we are told, if a drug harms you, take the maker ing, write your own epitaph and check out the view! his instructor and held her aloft ella after the ball I have a few
like he was about to throw her questions for her. Like, can you
to court and receive a giant settlement…if it killed a Let’s not forget the ‘emergency button’. Not a bad 20 yards down eld in a perfect really become princess if a glass
spiral. Another guy looked as slipper happens to t your foot?
relative you’ll become a millionaire! idea at all, but why try to scare the bejeepers out of if he might keel right over if If so, that’s interesting, because
his instructor left him alone for Kate Middleton and I both
Let’s not forget the testimonials from people who us with peers in devastating situations: alone on the more than three seconds. You wear the same shoe size.
could feel the joy some of them
have been ‘cured’ of cancer or heart disease or some oor where you’ve fallen with no one to nd you for felt doing things others thought Join Rick and the Trillium vocal
they were too old to do. ere group for some love and harmony
illness we’ve never even heard of. Sometimes they days if at all; slipping in the shower or passing out in was a group of young students at 12 Peekskill Lounge Friday
doing a group routine, and evening, June 21, 8:30 p.m. at 12
are given labels: ‘actual patient’ or ‘actor portrayal’ , the park. Seasoned Citizens are not idiots, just tell us some of them obviously had a North Division Street, performing
lifelong passion ahead of them. with Sun Solo
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her partner to “Circle of Life” Say hello at: [email protected]
disclaimer, “You must not expect these results, every- ful, without all the histrionics. Scare tactics stink!!
one is di erent”…but how many of us read the small We can understand our needs without all of those
print? When you’re hurting and seeking a panacea gruesome illustrations.
you’ll try anything. Now, as I do occasionally, a piece of advice. If you
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County promotes safe sleeping for infants
Safe sleep practices will help reduce the risk of sudden unexpected infant deaths
Placing the safety of Westches- the ABCs of Safe Sleep in both e New York State Depart-
ment of Health continues to re-
ter County’s children and fami- English and Spanish. DSS’ non- port that nearly 100 infants die
each year in New York State due
lies at the forefront, Westchester pro t partners will help distrib- to unsafe sleep practices, and Sud-
den Unexpected Infant Death
County Executive George Lat- ute the information to child care (SUID). Locally, the multi-dis-
ciplinary Westchester County
imer launched a public awareness providers through its partner- Child Fatality Review Team
reviewed 100 child fatalities be-
campaign aimed at preventing ship with the Child Care Coun- tween 2008 and 2018, and found
that in 31 percent (involving 31
infant deaths attributed to unsafe cil of Westchester, and through children) an unsafe sleep environ-
ment was identi ed, and that g-
sleeping environments. e ABCs the Westchester County Diaper ure climbs to nearly 54 percent for
infants under age one. While that
of Safe Sleep, as recommended by Bank. e information will also doesn’t necessarily mean unsafe
sleep was determined to be the
the American Academy of Pe- be distributed through the Health cause, it nevertheless was present
and of concern, pointing to the
diatrics and others, explains that Department’s WIC program that ongoing need for public educa-
the safest way for babies to sleep serves pregnant women and in-
Also Statewide, the New York
is Alone, on their Backs and in a fants in Yonkers and Port Chester. State O ce of Children and
Family Services reported that of
Crib. “Losing a child is heartbreaking the 221 infants under age one
who died in an unsafe sleep en-
“For any parent, the death of and devastating to families,” DSS vironment between 2014 and
2016, 62 percent were sleeping
a child is absolutely devastating,” Commissioner Kevin McGuire in an adult bed, usually with one
or more adults or other children,
Latimer said. “ at is why it is said. “And Westchester County, leading to our campaign for fami- is not a safe alternative to plac- • No blankets, pillows, toys or
lies to “Share the Room, Not the ing a baby in their own crib, and bumpers.
crucial to remember that your along with its local and State part- Bed.” every parent, family member and
caregiver needs to understand the • Dress baby in one more layer
baby should always be sleeping ners, is prepared to do everything “It is so unfortunate that un- safest way to put babies to sleep. of clothing than you for warmth,
safe sleeping and bed sharing are While new parents will learn the and use a sleep sack.
alone, on his or her back and in possible to educate parents and leading causes of death for infants, ABCs of Safe Sleep in our local
because most of the time these hospitals, it is extremely impor- Back:
a crib, every time you put your other caregivers about the ABCs deaths could have been prevent- tant for us to reinforce these prac- • Always place baby on his/her
ed,” said Commissioner of Health tices across Westchester County.” back.
baby to sleep. It is our hope that of Safe Sleep, and the risks of bed Dr. Sherlita Amler. “Bed sharing • No sleeping on side or tummy.
All parents and caregivers • Tummy time is for supervised
by launching this safe sleep cam- sharing.” should use the tips listed below play time only.
to keep your baby safe, and reduce • No pillows or wedges in the
paign, we will ultimately be saving Westchester County also cre- the risk of Sudden Unexpected crib.
Infant Death (SUID) as recom- Crib:
children’s lives across Westchester ated a promotional video for the mended by the American Acad- • Baby sleeps safety in a separate
emy of Pediatrics: crib or bassinet.
County.” campaign to reinforce the sig- • Use tightly tted sheets with
Alone: no blankets.
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alone in a crib. a couch.
will be providing 500 bags lled that will be made available in all • Share the room, not the bed. • No futons, chairs or water-
Baby can share a room with par- beds.
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Adult services are through the Van Tassell House in Somers. For more information, contact program director Barbara Taberer at 914-232-0807 or [email protected] You can
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Chair Yoga available to those in need. workout with Lori; 10:45 a.m. through Friday not hesitate to be critical or forth-
Bene ts include improving Transportation Wednesdays is body movement Book Club: 12:30 p.m. last coming about your thoughts. We
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Somers Adult Program Center, Medical Appointments: ard. Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 a.m.
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LIBRARY Create a Summer Seashell Plaque Design. is program is bring their own two fabric choices turned in your game card, you will
Wreath (Adults): Saturday, June a mini series. For best results, it to customize design. After three be entered into a ra e to win one
FROM PAGE 7
22 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Ju- is recommended that participants classes you will have a framed ini- of 10 drawing prizes.*
Dr. Edward Markowitz of the dika Lieberman will lead the class attend all three program dates to tial plaque to decorate your room, *Ra e Prizes - ere will be 10
Advanced Wellness and Injury and materials will be provided. be held on ursdays from 3:30 or to give as a gift. is program ra e winners chosen for gift bags
Center in Danbury, Conn., you Registration is required.. - 4:45 pm: 6/20. Take your love is for students grades 6 and up. that include gift cards, books and
will learn: How to improve the Teen Dungeons & Dragons of fashion and interior design to a Space is limited to 10 participants. other gifts!
way you feel, look and work; How Club (D&D). Saturdays, 6/15; new level! Join us for a fun class Pokemon Go! Friday, June 14 Summer Watercolor. Mon-
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surgery; How to reduce your pain Join us to play Dungeons & sew and appliqué your initials! in your hair and grass under your 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Explore
naturally; How to reduce the Dragons this summer! Familiarity Participants will have the op- feet! Run wild with Pokemon! using watercolor paint to see
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It’s June! How much do WHY DO WE
you know about it?
Dear Dr. Linda, tional Chocolate Pudding Day,
I wanted to let you know how STRONG c. National Flag Day, d. National
much my family and I enjoy LEARNING Juggling Day). MEDIA’S
the little tests you give us in the
5. June 14 also celebrates a LOCAL
paper. I know this must sound DR. LINDA popular nursery rhyme which NEWSPAPERS?
corny, but my children and my SILBERT probably originated in England Advertising in Halston
Media is being part of a
parents actually do the tests but was published in the U.S in community. While walking through
different towns, people recognized
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Barbara of June in the U.S. but is celebrated on various
Dear Barbara, days in other parts of the world during the spring
ank you for letting me know how much you months. a. Mother’s Day, b. Grandparents’ Day, c.
enjoy the little tests. Here’s a quiz about special Siblings Day, d. Father’s Day
dates this month. Wish your children a happy 8. Which famous American woman was born
birthday from me. in West Tuscumbia, Ala. on June 27, 1880, and
Famous People and Special Days during the became an author, political activist and lecturer de-
month of June spite many disabilities? (a. Helen Keller, b. Annie
1. Oscar the Grouch, the famous puppet born Oakley, c. Jane Addams, d. Grandma M ses).
on June 1, loves (a. trash, b. cookies, c. dogs, d. 9. On June 25, 1788, (a. New York, b. Virginia,
none of the above). c. Rhode Island, d. Delaware) was admitted as a
2. Ed White made the United States’ rst space- state, becoming the 10th to join the new union.
walk on June 3, (a. 1959, b. 1970, c. 1976, d. 1965). 10. June 30 is (a. National Sun Watch Day,
3. Aesop, the author of a collection of (a. Span- b. National Moon Day, c. National Star Day, d.
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4. June 14 is (a. National Yo-Yo Day, b. Na-
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Congrats Tusker Tots!
Tusker Tots held its graduation ceremony on Friday, “It is truly wonderful to see my high school students
June 7, for the Class of 2019. Melanie Ivey, the director of take on a leadership and mentoring role for the tots
the Tusker Tots and Teens program oversees the tots and throughout each year,” Ivey said. “I’m fortunate to have
teens during the year during which high school students been given a rare opportunity to make a positive impact
create lesson plans for the tots and teach the lessons. e in the community and provide a sense of togetherness for
program has a lot of one-on-one interaction for the tots preschoolers, teenagers, and parents alike. When the little
and teens together. ones have a place to shine in Somers, everyone wins.”
The Tusker Tots Olivia, Penelope, and Emily enjoy the
Class of 2019 with snacks after the graduation ceremony
DR. LINDA Watch Day! Watchers hope for a
clear night so they can see a me-
FROM PAGE 27 teor or shooting stars. Watchers
are looking for a streak of light
Answers: 1. a, 2. d, 3. b, 4. across the sky from a heated
c (Interesting facts: National and glowing meteoroid falling
Yo-Yo Day is June 6, National through the Earth’s atmosphere).
Chocolate Pudding Day is
June 26, National Juggling Day For even more family fun, go
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(Interesting facts: Helen Keller special days and events occurring
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earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. in which everyone’s birthday
Annie Oakley is a famous sharp- falls.
shooter and starred in Bu alo
Bill’s Wild West show. Jane Ad- Have fun,
dams, a social reformer, is known Dr. Linda
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Moses is famous for her folk Bad Grades Happen to Good Kids,”
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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT Conor Jaykus
Senior captain a force on face-o s for Tuskers
Somers senior Conor Jaykus FILE PHOTO/ From a personal standpoint, Coach Dom Narcisco taught power, what would it be and
was a team captain and face-o ROB my parents have been my me that a strong work ethic why?
specialist/mid elder on the varsity DIANTONIO biggest role models. My mom and family are two of the most
boys lacrosse team. He was also and dad have supported me important things to embrace in I would choose the ability to
a defensive back on the football and achieve success. unconditionally and have taught life. Coach Dom’s in uence on y. I’m not a big fan of sitting
squad. me there is much to learn from me will always be present and for in tra c and being able to y
What was your favorite team both my successes and failures. that I am grateful. would solve that problem.
BY ROB DIANTONIO activity, pregame or post-game I will continue to look to them
CONTRIBUTING WRITER ritual that you shared with your for guidance. Tell us one thing about If you could pick one place
teammates? yourself that not a lot of people to visit on vacation that you’ve
How old were you when you From an athletic develop- know? never been to, where would you
started playing lacrosse and My favorite activity after a ment standpoint, coach Rob go and why?
how did you get started? home game was the tailgate. Win Weiss has been my coach, I was actually born in London,
or lose we would all get together mentor and supporter since England, and I lived there for I love shing, so I would
I was in rst grade when I of- and have lunch, which I think two years. I would love to go back travel to Lake Okeechobee in
cially started playing lacrosse. really helped the team bond. rst grade. anks coach Weiss at some point and visit London Florida because it is one of the
My dad played lacrosse in high for everything you taught me. as I don’t really remember much best lakes for bass in the U.S.
school for John Jay so he had a Who has been your biggest about it.
lacrosse stick in my hands long role model over the years and What is your favorite food to
before that. what have you learned from Will you continue to play eat before or after a game?
them? lacrosse in college? If yes, where
How did you feel overall are you going and why did you Before a game, nothing beats
about the lacrosse season this pick that school? a good bacon, egg and cheese
year? sandwich. After, I would have to
I am attending the Kelley say my Nanny’s meatloaf.
We didn’t go as far as I would School of Business at Indiana
have liked, but I couldn’t have University and I am going to look Best place to eat in Somers?
asked for a better group of guys into playing on their club lacrosse Somers Super Deli. e buf-
to end my high school lacrosse team. falo chicken sandwich is incred-
career with. Overall, I really en- ible.
joyed this season and I am really Do you know what you want
going to miss being on the eld to study in college? If yes, what Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat
with them. and why? or Instagram? Why?
What are your keys to suc- I am planning on studying Instagram. I think the scroll-
cess with winning face-o s? nance in college. I have taken ing is addictive.
some business courses in high
Warming up beforehand. If I school such as economics and I For a young athlete growing
had a good warm-up I would go nd the dynamics of the nancial up in Somers, what would you
into the rst face-o con dent. markets interesting. tell them about the experience
Con dence is huge in a face- of being part of the lacrosse
o . If you hesitate at all you will Who is your favorite profes- program and why should they
almost surely lose. sional athlete and pro or college go out for the team?
As a senior on the team, how Nothing beats the camarade-
much did you value being a My favorite athlete would rie, honor and pride of walking
leader? have to be Eli Manning and my out onto your home eld and
favorite team would be the New playing lacrosse. I have been
My past three years on varsity York Giants. I’m a big fan. in the lacrosse program for 12
I was lucky to have witnessed years and have made friends
a bunch of di erent leaders on What is your favorite music to with players and coaches that
each team. It has been an honor listen to warming up for a game? will last a lifetime. e Somers
to be a captain this year and pass lacrosse program is excellent
along the insights I gained from is year I listened to a lot of and I highly recommend anyone
my predecessors such as commit- Mötley Cruë. It really got me interested in lacrosse joining. I
ment, preparation, sacri ce and amped up for a game. am proud to have represented
always giving it your best to win Somers and will always consider
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Somers Lady Hammers win 11U WYSL
Westchester Cup championship
BY RICH MONETTI the ball around, Ulaj eventually Sloan
CONTRIBUTING WRITER took the pass from Mazzella Wassermann
and the trophy was in the girls’ goes above
e Somers Lady Hammers sights. the fray
traveled to SUNY Purchase
e rst time Somers’eyes got
for the Westchester Youth big Mazzella was also on John
Soccer League Westchester Jay’s heels. e game’s tallest
Cup championship on Saturday, player was poised in the crease
June 8, and spent a large part of and had the John Jay goalie at
the afternoon in the John Jay her mercy, but the attacker took
Jaguars, end. Unfortunately, the bounce just over the goal.
all the o ensive that owed A bit lower, the crossbar
between Julia Duzynski, Lindsay would get its say moments later.
Ulaj and Liliana Mazzella had Nicole Galletta had the helpless
the 11U team no closer to home goalie out front but the loud
as the clock ticked well into thud failed to put a dent in the
the second half. Clanks of the score again.
crossbar and post were of little e girls pressed on
solace to coach Milan Davidovic nonetheless, and the
either, especially as the prospect sideline gasps echoed
of a uke goal loomed larger by pride as the net
the minute. minder tried to follow
“I was very worried,” the triangulation
Davidovic said. through the John Jay Julia
But the girls ultimately had a crease. In this case, Duzynski
the misdirection was has her eye
handle on their coach’s anxiety probably one too many on the ball
and pressure nally brought the
Hammer down on John Jay’s passes, and Somers was PHOTOS: RICH
hopes. turned away.
Lindsay Ulaj came free in But Davidovic will
front of the goal and got the live with that type of Liliana
game winner with about ve excess any day breaks out
minutes remaining. “Everything is about for Somers
“I had to kick really hard teamwork,” he said.
because it came to my left foot,” Of course, the coach
said Ulaj. wasn’t leaving out his
Ulaj kept the play alive defense. Sloan Wasserman was in no
seconds earlier when she did a “Our defenders are the best, position to disagree and had a
slide tackle into the goalie to jar and they played amazing today,” step on her coach. but I’m faster,” said the defender But these girls know that no
the ball loose. Somers working Davidovic said. “ ey had a lot of fast players, with con dence. matter what happens, they can
Somers did have another close laugh it o .
one prior to the game-winner. “ at one, that one, that one
Ulaj’s shot was mu ed by the and that one are very funny,” said
goalie, bounced o the post and Wasserman of Alessia Matteo,
left the attacker at a loss. Ulaj, Marley Hawkins and
“I wish the goals were a little Mazzella.
bigger,” Ulaj said, conveying the SEE 11U PAGE 35
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Moon competes at state meet
Ashley Moon (8) in the 100-meter dash trial. BY ROB DIANTONIO
PHOTOS: MIKE KOFF
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Moon, just a sophomore,
said that competing against so
many amazing athletes was a
“little intimidating” and the
experience showed her how she
“Everything at states was very
professional,” she said. “I was
surrounded by amazing athletes
and it was a little intimidating.
Before the race, I was talking
to some of the girls and they
were talking about their mind-
blowing times like it was no big
Moon said that her plan for
summer training is to “focus
on my start coming out of the
blocks, so I can hopefully get a
new personal record.”
“I thought Ashley performed
well at states this weekend,”
Somers girls track and eld
coach John Vegliante said.
“ is was her rst time at the
state meet, which presents an
entirely di erent atmosphere
than the other meets we go to
throughout the year. It was a
great learning experience for
her and I’m proud of how she
handled everything. To make it
as a sophomore and gain that
experience now just sets her up
for more success in the future.
Her track career is just getting
started and I can’t wait to see
what she does in the years to
Thursday, June 13, 2019 SPORTS The Somers Record – Page 35
Liliana Golf season wraps up
kicks up BY LUKE BUGONI Nathan explode in the Ivy League
PHOTO: RICH CONTRIBUTING WRITER and over the summer at a Westchester
e Somers golf team completed Sophomore Ava Minisolo made
their 2019 season, which, according sectionals and the cut for the second
to coach Leigh Fiorito, saw many day. She was named All-Section
impressive individual performances. while junior captain Doug Shirakura
Senior and Columbia commit was named All-League.
Nathan Han returned to Somers after “We’ll be looking for more good
a year at Ethan Allen Prep School stu next year [from Minisolo]”
and won his second NYSPHSAA Fiorito said.
title in three years. e rest of the team was rounded
Han nished with All-League, out by juniors Laurence Shaw,
All-Section and All-State honors. “ Michael Huber, Frank Lopez,
“Nathan is a phenom,” Fiorito sophomore Maddy Coombs,
said, “I’m looking forward to seeing freshman Owen Kerins and Eli Yates.
11U e camaraderie and closeness go along
way, according to Davidovic, and lie at the
FROM PAGE 32
heart of this team’s success.
So Ulaj seamlessly took the cue form “ is is what every team should be,because
her teammate and ran with it. Hitting the we are a family rst,” Davidovic said. Nathan Han
game-winning shot in March to win the Of course, the coach also praised the of Leigh Fiorito
11U girls basketball championship, the commitment of parents who support their
attacker deadpanned what she might do to kids and have him dreaming much bigger.
top this. “In ve years, I hope this team can reach
“I don’t know, maybe I’ll go skydiving,” the nationals,” Davidovic concluded.
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According to estimates from the U.S. Department education for years and, in many cases, several decades. jority in regard to doctoral degrees earned is a relatively
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lege degrees at every level for every 100 degrees earned ery year since 1982. at trend also is re ected in post- college degrees for every 100 degrees earned by men.
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