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Published by Halston Media, 2020-07-08 22:44:04

Yorktown News 07.09.20

Vol. 9 No. 15 Visit TapIntoYorktown.net for the latest news. Thursday, July 9, 2020

Virtual competitions
in place for Yorktown
Grange Fair

Planning committee unsure of
details for September event

BY KATHERINE BORCHERT PHOTO COURTESY OF KYRA BRUNNER
STAFF WRITER
Officials came out to support Yorktown's efforts in thanking its first responders.
is year’s Yorktown Grange Fair may be looking very di erent
depending on what restrictions are in place come September. A sign of the times
Yorktown supports its rst responders with
If allowed by the state and town, the event will take place Friday, billboards of thanks
Sept. 11, Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13.
BY KATHERINE BORCHERT so much for us,” said Supervisor Matt Slater.
“We are cautiously proceeding as if there’s going to be a fair,” said STAFF WRITER One billboard will be given to the Hudson Val-
Peggy Derevlany, owner of Taconic Marketing, the rm in charge
of marketing for the Grange Fair. “Given the guidance on outdoor Yorktown o cials are celebrating their rst re- ley Hospital Center and the other will be placed
gatherings is pretty i y right now, we’re hoping we’ll be able to have sponders with “Yorktown Strong” signs through- in the Yorktown Museum.
a fair outdoors with masks.” out the town as a way to make them know their
hard work is appreciated. “ e reality is people are going to look back a
e fair has been a part of the community since 1923 and turns 96 hundred years just like we look back at the last
this year, as it skipped a year during World War II. In a project spearheaded by Councilwoman pandemic and see what transpires. We want to
Alice Roker, banners thanking rst responders make sure we capture that,” Slater said.
In May, the rm announced the theme for this year’s fair will be have been hung on the lamp posts throughout the
“Still Going Strong” and has decided as a way to welcome the com- north side of town and the Town Board has com- First responders have been hit especially hard
munity back together, there will be no admission charge. Rides and missioned two billboards for residents to sign and since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and
concessions will still be for purchase. give thanks to frontline workers. both the Yorktown and Mohegan Volunteer Am-
bulance Corps have felt the sting. With both or-
But with the unknowns of a physical fair looming, a new approach “ ey all just do so much and so we just ganizations operating on a 100 percent volunteer
to the fair’s annual competitions have been revealed. thought it was just a good, kind of unifying e ort basis, some members opted to take a step back
to bring the community back together and thank because of health concerns.
e Yorktown Grange Fair has set up a “virtual fair” where resi- the people who have done and continue to do just
dents can submit their entries on the fair’s website where they will SEE SIGNS PAGE 4
be judged virtually.

“If you’re growing pumpkins in your backyard, you can take a pic-
ture of a pumpkin on the vine and send it in. People can judge it and
we have all the rules on the website,” Derevlany said.

She said that there are numerous categories for competitions

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Thursday, July 9, 2020 Yorktown News – Page 3

A life spent in service Alice May Samuels and her family
County
Yorktown resident honored Legislator Vedat
for volunteerism Gashi reads a
proclamation
Alice May Samuels arrived at town of Yorktown. declaring July
2, 2020, as
the Commerce Street rehouse Federal, state, county, and “Alice May
Samuels Day”
last Wednesday evening ( July 1), town o cials took turns bestow- in Westchester
County.
as she has done for 68 years, for ing their own proclamations

a meeting of the Women’s Aux- upon Samuels. County Legisla-

iliary of Yorktown Heights Fire tor Vedat Gashi announced that

Company No. 1. ursday, July 2, 2020, would be

But the longtime community recognized as “Alice May Samu-

servant, who was celebrating her els Day” in Westchester County,

90th birthday, was surprised by with her name showing on the

friends, family and elected o - jumbotron outside of the West-

cials, who honored Samuels for chester County Center in White

her continued dedication to the Plains.

A Women’s Auxiliary
member reads a

proclamation from
County Executive George

Latimer.

State Sen. Peter
Harckham greets
Alice with an
elbow bump.

Alice May Samuels toasts.

Alice May Samuels with her son, Mike Alice May Samuels, receiving another honor, puts PHOTOS: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
her arm around Town Clerk Diana Quast.
Town Supervisor Matt Slater presents a proclamation
from the town of Yorktown.


Page 4 – Yorktown News Thursday, July 9, 2020

SIGNS Tina Harbach said that some “It’s a feel-good thing and it’s turned their back and said
of the organization’s 30 regu- nice to know that somebody’s
FROM PAGE 1 lar members have cut down on paying attention to what we’re ‘you know what this is fake.
hours but are still been answering doing,” Harbach said. “Supervisor
“We did lose some members non-coronavirus related calls. Matt Slater has been absolutely It’s going to go away or
who were scared,” said Chief awesome and he has been so sup-
Anthony Milo of the Mohe- According to both Harbach portive of EMS in this pandemic whatever.’ Everybody has
gan Lake Volunteer Ambulance and Milo, they said the town that he really deserves a sign out
Corps. “But we had a lot of made sure the organizations were there for himself. Anything that recognized that this is the
members who stepped up. We fully equipped with PPE during we have needed he has gotten and
got plans put in place for safety the height of the pandemic. ey provided for us and it’s just a really real deal and we have to,
for all the members quickly.” both expressed their gratitude good feeling that he and the Town
for the support that they were Board are behind us. Nobody has you know, help you guys if
Chairman of the Yorktown shown.
Volunteer Ambulance Corps you guys need help.”

Milo said that in his 18

years of being a member

of the Mohegan Volun-

teer Ambulance Corps, he

was amazed at the amount

of support the town and

Town Board members lent

DRUM HILL him. He said that Slater
SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY
and Councilman Ed Lach-
IS COVID-19 SAFE!
terman have been “amaz- PHOTO COURTESY OF KYRA BRUNNER
ing” with all the help they
have o ered, even coming Supervisor Matt Slater signs a billboard
up with safety strategies of support for first responders.

throughout the pandemic. pandemic and they’ve been you

“It’s been great to work with know, a major part of helping

them,” Milo said. “ ey have us succeed through it and in any

To the Drum Hill COV I D Warriors... been huge in helping us with the way possible.”

I want to send out a thank you to all our GRANGE FAIR “One thing we are trying to get
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I appreciate each of you and I want to tell including baking for adults and kids, the winner, if we are able to have
the world that you are the best team ever!
owers and produce, Legos, needle- a regular fair, would appear at the
With my respect and admiration,
Kathleen Herrmann point, a costume contest, photogra- fair as entertainment,” Derevlany
Executive Director
phy, woodworking and more. said. “If there’s no fair, there’s go-

e idea for a virtual fair ing to be no opportunity for peo-

stemmed from wanting to encour- ple to play live.”

age people to have family time While the fair is being planned

when creating or growing their en- “within limits,” it’s now a waiting

tries, according to Derevlany. game on what state regulations on

“ is is really an idea to keep gatherings will be.

the fair going,” Derevlany said. “If we don’t get a go-ahead from

“ e fair’s been going 96 years and the town and the state by mid-

you kinda hate to break the con- August, personally I don’t think

tinuity. So this is a way to keep it there’s much we’d be able to do,”

going and also give people some- Derevlany said.

thing fun to do.” Despite ensuring the competi-

Carter, Crystal Esteves, Leonah Kahn, Diane Powers, Joanne She said that if there is indeed tions go on virtually, other enter-
Conlan, Russell Esteves, Leysha Lomax, Jenna Quest, Toni
Cowan, William Esteves, Lourenco Lomax, Krysten Ramusovska, Kadrije a physical fair, people are welcome tainment will not be live-streamed
Cunho, Joao Esteves, Nevina Lomax, Lynn Ridenhour,, Da-Neyah
Darby, Shanti Finelli-Velez, Priscilla Lomax, Megan Sanchez, Victor to bring their entries with them in lieu of a fair.
Darling-Gribb, Cassie Francis, Tierra Marrero, Ashley Scott, Tajah
Davis-Logan, Joseph Furtado, inges Martinez, Jose Shelton, Chanelle but if not, they will still be award- “If there’s no fair, nothing in
Dellavalle, Anthony Grant, Chissano Mayoral, Maria Siqueira, Irene
Downy, Cecille Hernandez, Daniel Menedez, Felix Toliver, Maria ing prizes, most likely certi cates. particular will be going on that
Du y, Robert Herrmann, Kathleen Morris, Christina Williams-Moshier, Tabitha
Esteves, Basy Hussain, Tariq Perry, Robert Taconic Marketing has also weekend,” Derevlany said.

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Project to add fluoride to water at a standstill

BY KATHERINE BORCHERT that was approved by the Town uoridation to the Amawalk wa- by a state grant. ing uoride back into the water can
STAFF WRITER Board in December to add uoride ter supply was halted, leaving the e project, which was sup- prevent additional cavities.
back to the town’s drinking water. town’s water supply completely
Residents voiced concerns to the without uoride. posed to be completed this sum- Tegtmeier stressed that the proj-
Town Board at its virtual meeting In January 2013, uoridation mer, was set to refurbish a water ect needs to continue for the sake
on Tuesday, June 16, about the sta- halted in the Catskill water supply In December, $900,000 was al- treatment plant on Catherine of the community’s health.
tus of Yorktown’s drinking water when equipment began malfunc- located from the Water District Street that would add uoride into
tioning, leaving the town’s water budget in a decision made under the Catskill water supply. en, Siegel proposed ways the town
uoridation project. supply with an unbalanced amount former town Supervisor Ilan Gil- can attribute funds to the continu-
Dentist Dr. Carl Tegtmeier and of uoride. bert to begin construction on a uoridation would resume in the ation of the project.
Susan Siegel called into question new uoridation plant. e money Amawalk water supply.
the town’s progress on a project en, in October 2017, North- would be reimbursed to the town “What I’d like to say is please,
ern Westchester JointWaterWorks However, it was con rmed by board, do not wait for the state to
Town Engineer Mike Quinn that come across with its written guar-
Replacing scores of despite all contracts being signed antee. Proceed now with that proj-
Allstate | State Farm | Geico and the site is “shovel ready,”physi- ect,”Siegel said.
cal construction has yet to take
Policies Everyday! place. e town is waiting on word She said that the town has a
from the state that the $900,000 “health issue,” referencing Tegt-
project will indeed be reimbursed meier’s claims no uoride in the
back to the town. town water supply leaves children
and elderly oral health in a vulner-
Residents expressed their dis- able position.
appointment to the Town Board
about the progress of the project She said that the town can man-
and the slow-moving pace of add- age funds from the water district
ing uoride back into the water. fund balance, short-term borrow-
ing or raising the water tax, in the
“First and foremost it’s a public worst-case scenario.
health issue. You can’t have good
health without good oral health,” However, Councilman Tom
Tegtmeier said. Diana stated that the money was
already allocated from the Water
e dentist, who owns Family District budget for the project in
Dentist Practice in Mount Kisco, the 2020 budget and the Board
stressed the importance of water and Town Engineer Michael
Quinn are awaiting word from the
uoridation, saying that children state to ensure the money will be
born after 2013, when the wa- reimbursed.
ter uoridation was halted, have
“missed the boat.” “We’re in regular communica-
tion with Health Department o -
“ e most important time to cials. ey understand our request.
get uoridation into the teeth is
between birth and six years old,” ey’ve elevated our request. ey
Tegtmeier said. end date of our reward is May 30,
2020, so we asked for a one-year
He cited a study where residents extension of that date and they’re
in Westchester,where water is about supportive of that request but
80 percent uoridated and Rock- they’re saying this would go into
land, which is 0 percent uoridated, the next scal year for New York
have 70 percent fewer cavities than State and they had to con rm how
their Rockland counterparts. to do that so that’s my understand-
ing of what’s happening behind
He said that children without the scenes,”Quinn stated.
uoridated water or uoride treat-
ments will su er soft teeth and an He added that there is work be-
increase of cavities and that oral ing done “behind the scenes”before
uoride supplements can cost up proceeding with the eldwork but
to $600 a year with insurance for the town is awaiting assurance New
one family. He also said that a ll- York will reimburse the project.
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CHAMBER PRESIDENT a bare minimum. It is this type of action
STEP UP TO A which will ensure a smooth and continuous
SUSTAINABLE Ihope everyone had a wonderful Fourth reopening.
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SHOWROOMS: live there. e trees in this area zens justi able anger as an excuse
19 Old Doansburg Rd. 101 Greenwood Ave. To the editor: are over 40 feet high and provide to do harm to their fellow coun-
We have lived in Yorktown not only an aesthetically pleas- trymen and local establishments.
Brewster, NY Bethel, CT ing view for the public, but also a Make no mistake about it, these
since 1975. We remember when stop over for songbirds, migratory are the racists in our country. ey
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here. It was a small storefront tailed hawks. e plan calls for a sions their intent is to divide, steal,
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partment. I believe the Trailside the law enforcement establishment
Cafe is presently in their original Considering all the empty with whom many have been at war
location. Business was good storefronts in Yorktown is it really with for a long time.
and they expanded and moved necessary to move to a lot with so
to their present location in the much environmental destruction? So the question is do you want
Triangle Shopping Center. Over Surely there is another location to live in a place that glori es do-
the years we have bought most for Atlantic to consider before ing harm to other Americans or
of our appliances from them they make this move and do ir- do you want to stand up and say
and have often used their service revocable damage. NO to this criminal element in
department for repairs. We are our country?
Sheila Schraier
rm believers in shopping local All life is sacred and when you
whenever possible rather than the Yorktown assign a color to it the unintended
big box stores, and the salespeople result is dividing Americans by
at Atlantic have always been very American unrest race. It is sometimes strange
accommodating and helpful. what you think about when you
To the editor: hear certain things, for me it
Now we hear it is under new ere seems to be unrest in was a photo I once saw of a Flag
ownership and the new owners draped co n being carried o a
plan to expand to a site across the this country about a word called plane at Dover Air Force Base.
street and build a 2 story build- racism. What happened in
ing next to the post o ce. While Minnesota many days ago was a e caption simply read “ is is
technically they have the right to police o cer using excessive force an American serviceman.”
do this the environmental con- to arrest an American citizen
sequences need to be taken into causing that American’s death. If you think about it that is a
consideration. In addition, the very colorblind statement and
Yorktown Tree Law needs to be e fact that it took much too something we all as Americans
applied here. is land is actually long to charge this o cer sparked should be promoting in our
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ogy, psychology, philosophy, linguistics; my sister and I had to make the decision

all competing with our basic intuitions. that every family dreads: do you continue

Even the basic concept of the word a loved one on the life support system or

self has been given a long list of mean- not? As I was considering our decision, a

ings. For instance, it has come to mean well intentioned nurse attempted to ease

among other things the whole of one’s my pain by whispering in my ear “she’s

being, mental activities excluding the gone, that’s not your mom.” I appreciated

body, an organizing psyche, or merely her attempt at cushioning my painful

a mental construct used to describe choice, but was she right?

observable behavior patterns. Even the Last weekend I was watching a

posing of the issue of identity itself can Sunday morning television that featured

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‘We can all
Local author and
children’s book on C

BY CAROL REIF spect and validate children’s feelings, but she wasn’t
STAFF WRITER
exactly sure how to help him.
On the surface, community life is looking relatively
normal nowadays. en a light bulb went o : Make him a character

Folks are browsing in stores. ey’re eating out in in a book, a book that tackled the subject—in a gentle
restaurants. Getting a trim at the local barber’s. Soak-
ing up the rays at the public pool. Walking their dogs. and upbeat way.

You would almost not know that there was a pan- Although a creative person, Rankel can’t draw for
demic going on, except for all the colorful masks.
beans. So she recruited Elizabeth Barksdale, a mul-
Everyone’s wearing some kind of facial covering
to help slow the coronavirus’s spread. Well, most are, timedia artist from Mahopac she met while taking a
anyway.
class at Railyard Arts Studio in Croton Falls.
If the sight makes you nervous as an adult, just
imagine how confusing, if not scary, it can be for our Barksdale, a mom herself, enthusiastically agree to
littlest citizens.
help.
Children who are just learning language rely heav-
ily on facial expressions to interpret the world. ey thought that, because the timing was so criti-

Kids also read body language. If all the adults cal, the book should be published electronically. To
around them are ill at ease, their own anxieties can
multiply. make it accessible to all, they also decided to make

North Salem’s Lauren Rankel knows all about that. it free.
A former preschool teacher, she always had a chil-
dren’s book or two kicking around in her head. But the “We Can All Be Helpers: Comforting the Fear of
mom of two girls never seemed to have the time—or
a big enough incentive—to get those ideas down on Masks During the Time of COVID-19” tells the sto-
paper.
ry of Finn and his pooch, Doodle, as they encounter
en recently a very dear friend con ded in her
that her usually cheerful and curious 5-year-old son familiar faces—now masked—on their daily walkies
was becoming too afraid to leave the house.
around town.
He couldn’t understand why the postman, or the
nice cashier at the grocery store, looked so di erent. e real-life “Finn” took to it immediately, Rankel
With masks on, they could all be strangers, as far as
the boy knew. said recently.

Rankel’s goal as an educator has always been to re- First of all, he really loved being a character in a

book. But, more importantly, he got the twin mes-

sages—that people may look di erent tnhoatw,eYbvoeurnkttoutwhnne-N
derneath they’re still the same…and

youngest among us can be part of the solution no

matter how overwhelming the situation.

One of the nicest parts of the e-book format is that

its reader can use a slider bar to show each character

with their mask on and with it o .

Part of the COVID-19 fear factor is the loss of

control. is feature gives kids a bit of that back, the

author and the artist both said.

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l be helpers’
illustrator write
COVID-19 masks

to “lift up others” while also gaining some personal When grannie passed away, she and her husband,

comfort. Stephen, and their youngest daughter, Hailey, 19,

“We all feel a little bit helpless now,” said Barksdale. moved into the old homestead. e couple’s oldest

Rankel swears she couldn’t have done it without her child, Kiersten, 24, lives in New Orleans, working on

artistic friend’s colorful illustrations. coastal restoration projects. Hailey is studying meteo-

“When people share their strengths, beautiful rology.

things can happen,” she said. Rankel’s grandmother lived a good long life, prob-

Barksdale has worked on loads of child-oriented ably because she knew how to decompress once in a

projects and programs for museums and organiza- while. “Some people do yoga; she had a martini at 5

tions, and her love of nature, science and people- o’clock every day,” Rankel said.

watching is front and center in the book. A little white Being on “alert” 24/7 because of the pandemic is

bird alights gently from a tree and a comical seal bobs causing many to become emotionally exhausted.

in the harbor. e pink posies that Grandma’s tending “When your primary focus is safety, it can take a lot

were inspired by the blooms in her own garden. out of you,” Rankel said.

Barksdale said she is grateful to be able to nd a way She is not just talking out of her hat. She teaches

to use her skills to help people, especially youngsters. professional development courses for fellow educators

After all, she and her husband, David, who works for in STEAM, nature “infusion” and mental health sup-

Blue Sky Animation Studios, have two of their own: port for students.

15-year-old Raven and 13-year-old Davin. But human beings have to let themselves “o the

And although the book’s target audience is 3- to hook” once in a while, she contends.

8-year-olds, everyone can enjoy its simple but power- “Don’t set such lofty goals. It’s OK if all you did

ful message. today is go out for a walk,” she said.

Children need to know that experiencing fear, anxi- We also shouldn’t beat others up for being less than

ety and anger is perfectly normal. Owning those feel- perfect, she said.

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ing a mask. Public shaming will only cause them to go

As far as taking back control and being a respon- on the defensive. It’s much better to gently remind

sible citizen goes, wearing a mask in public is, she them (back to the book again) that they would be do-

added, “the one thing we can all do–keep our germs ing something for others…and themselves.

to ourselves.” In Rankel’s book, being sensitive “empowers” peo-

Rankel moved to North Salem last fall, but she had ple to make good choices.

been coming to the town all her life to visit her grand- “When we know better, we do better,” she said.

mother. To read “We Can All Be Helpers,” visit https://

“I always had such peace in my heart when I came wecanallbehelpers.wixsite.com/wecanallbehelpers.

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One of the anti (anti- reworks) faction said the incessant noise made it sound

like a war zone, and suspected that those defending the reworks on the thread
must be among those detonating the reworks in the street.

e same reworks foe consulted their self-made laws of probability (and obvi-
ous expertise in forensics) to intuit that the reworks fans must also be the kind of
people who litter parking lots with discarded face masks.

If that’s even close to true, the Roman candle crowd compounded their crimes
against humanity by not having masks to wear when setting o reworks. Talk
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local authorities, are enforceably illegal — on paper. In practice? Judge for yourself
how easily enforceable that law is. Especially when, according to a commenter on the
thread, as many as one-third to one-half of us use reworks this time of year. Can
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the medical condition PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).

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For still-su ering veterans, reworks carry the potential to bring back the psycho-

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Nobody’s saying not to have good, clean fun when the occasion arises, but when

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MARTORANO parole board and pleads for his series. One series I came across entist and philosopher Sydney really Mr. Brown?
release by claiming that he’s not was a delightful show entitled Shoemaker, famously explored ese real life experiences
FROM PAGE 11 “the same person” who com- Upload. In it, Nathan Brown, this issue by creating for our
mitted crimes in his youth (a apparently at death’s door, has consideration the following and thought experiments all
Cat Stevens). He has just statement that many have used his consciousness removed from intriguing thought experiment: raise the question of numeri-
released a new album where he in a myriad of situations when his body and placed in a digi- cal identity. e story of the
sings many of his old favorites. they want to be given another tally created avatar which then In the not too distant future, ship of eseus, for example, is
During the interview he joy- chance). But is he a di erent navigates an equally digitalized medical science develops a analogous to what biologically
ously proclaims, I am the same person? afterlife. He is addressed as the technique wherein the brain can happens in our own bodies. As
person that I was in 1970. But same person he was prior to his be completely removed from we go about our lives, our body
is he? During the months of physical demise. Is he the same the body, treated surgically, and replaces each cell every seven
pandemic isolation I had the person or even a person at all? then placed back without seri- years or so. If we are going to
In the famous movie, Shaw- pleasure of catching up with ous injury to the person. One equate personal survival with
shank Redemption, Ellis Boyd so many television shows and On the theoretical level, sci- day a surgeon discovers that a bodily survival how are we go-
Redding, appears before the terrible mistake has been made. ing to account for the fact that
Two men, Mr. Brown and Mr. every cell in our body is gradu-
YORKTOWN HYDRANT Robinson, had this advanced ally replaced?
FLUSHING NOTICE surgery, to remove brain tu-
mors, with both their brains My mom’s situation raised
e Yorktown being extracted. At the end of the issue of what exactly does it
Consolidated Water District the procedure, however, the mean to be a person. Are we the
assistant inadvertently placed sum total of our memories? Is
will be ushing re hydrants in Brown’s brain in Robinson’s each of us that entity that takes
sections 1, 2 & 4 head. One of these men imme- up space in a particular body
diately dies, but the other, the or are we, as in the Brownson
July 13 thru August 14, 2020 one with Robinson’s body and thought experiment, identi able
between the hours of Brown’s brain, gains conscious- by our brain only.
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ness. Shoemaker suggests we
call him “Brownson.” e Shawshank Redemp-
Please refer to your Town of Yorktown tion and Cat Stevens examples
Trash Collection Schedule for the list of When Brownson regains pose the question of whether
consciousness, he glances over or not personal, experiential
streets included in these sections. and sees Brown’s body and and psychological continuity or
screams, “ at’s me lying there!” change can allow us to correctly
Please visit www.yorktownny.org/water He further states, pointing to claim to be either the same or a
his present body, “ is isn’t my di erent person.
for a daily list of streets being ushed body, the one over there is.”
When asked his name he im- Some thinkers assert that this
We thank you in advance for your cooperation. mediately responds, “Brown.” whole exercise is futile. ey
He recognizes Brown’s wife suggest that persons, as we try
THANK YOU and family (who Robinson had to envision them, don’t exist. It
never met), and is able to de- is merely a linguistic construct
...to the essential workers that risk their lives scribe events in Brown’s life. He to help us see the world, noth-
to protect and serve our community. further displays all the personal- ing more, nothing less. Even
ity traits, mannerisms, interests, more extreme, the Buddhist as-
...and to our customers for having faith in us likes and dislikes that Brown sertion is that the entire concept
during such a dif cult time. had and nothing of what can of the self is not only false but
be described as being associ- serves as an impediment to our
ated with Robinson. So who is reaching the ultimate goal of
this Brownson? As Shoemaker nirvana.
points out he is psychologically
continuous with Mr. Brown Since I have run out of space,
retaining all his memories and my attempts to answer these
traits. According to Shoemaker, questions will have to wait for
he is exactly Mr. Brown and another column. In the mean-
the fact that he doesn’t possess time I (if indeed there is an I)
his body is irrelevant. But is he wish you (whatever you may
mean) a safe, thoughtful and
joyous week.

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FonSOFTBALL makes adjustment
to college ball

Enjoyed historic career as a Hornet

BY MIKE SABINI
CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Claire Fon, a 2019 gradu- Claire Fon hits a home run. Huskie, under coaches Claire Fon fires one in for a strike. FILE PHOTOS/DEENA BELL
ate of Lakeland High school, Rowan, Knopf, and Por-
hit a homer and was the win- now,” Fon said. “Both her pres- celli, presented me with a kept me calm. I knew my team demics was very important to
ning pitcher in a 5-3 win in the ence, on and o the eld was high level of playing op- had my back.” the coaches. e Adelphi Ath-
Section 1 Class A semi nals a great comfort. Ally is a great portunities outside of the high- letics’ program prides itself on
against visiting Tappan Zee last role model and has been a big school arena. I can’t say enough In the classroom this past academics and, of course, our
spring. help to me in adjusting to col- about both programs and how fall, Fon earned the Northeast athletic achievements.”
lege.” they helped me develop as a (NE) 10 Academic Honor
With that performance, she player.” Roll-Academic Distinction, As for the next three years at
became the rst softball player Fon said coming from such a and at Lakeland was a National Adelphi, Fon is excited about
in state history to hit 40 homers great high-school program like Highlighting Fon’s fresh- Honor Society member and a the future.
and win 40 games in a career. Lakeland, which was a Section man season was pitching two four-year, Scholar Athlete.
1 Class A nalist last spring and frames of scoreless relief with “My goal is the same as the
e contest was her nal a sectional champion in 2017, two strikeouts against then No. “At Lakeland and Adelphi, team’s goal: to be the best that
home game as a Hornet at the and such a prestigious travel- 1 Augustana. the concept of being a student- I can be on the eld and in the
district’s administration build- ball team, helped a lot in her athlete was very important— classroom,” Fon said. “I am very
ing eld. adjustment to college softball. “ e opportunity the Adel- student rst, then athlete,” Fon lucky to be a part of such a great
phi coaches gave me to play said. “In both programs, aca- program.”
“I got to nish where I start- “From my JV year with Coach against this team was an hon-
ed,” Fon said. “I played my last Macchi, to the ve years on var- or,” Fon said. “I was excited and
game on the same eld I started sity with coaches Fallo, Chiara, nervous to get on the eld, but
on, when I was in elementary Fiore, and Shilling was a great my teammates, and coaches
school playing on the Shrub help,” Fon said. “In addition, my
Oak Athletic team. It was a eight years as an Empire State
great way to nish out my high-
school career.”

is spring, Fon made the
adjustment to the Division II
college level at Adelphi Univer-
sity, located in Garden City on
Long Island.

“Going away to college and
being away from home was a
big adjustment, but I felt very
comfortable going to Adelphi,”
Fon said. “I had been on cam-
pus a lot because of multiple
clinics, and I knew the team was
a great group of girls.””

One of those girls, who Fon
played travel ball with, was John
Jay-East Fishkill’s Ally Muller,
a junior.

“I have played and been
friends with Ally for many years

Playlist: Varsity athletes pick workout songs

BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER shared a song that gives them • Calvin Harris – Feel So • Kanye West – All of the Nightmares
SPORTS EDITOR extra inspiration either during a Close Lights • SAINt JHN – All I Want Is
workout or before a game.
Are you struggling to moti- • Childish Gambino – Bon re • Kendrick Lamar – m.A.A.d a Yacht
vate yourself and go that extra e playlist, titled “Halston • Drake – Nice for What City (feat. MC Eiht) • Stefano – I’m on a Roll (feat.
mile? Sports: Workout Songs,” is • Eminem – e Real Slim
available on Spotify. Shady • Kodak Black – Codeine New Boyz & Rock Ma a)
Student-athletes in Halston • Eminem – ‘Till I Collapse Dreaming (feat. Lil Wayne) • Travis Scott – BUTTER-
Media’s coverage area—John • A$AP Ferg – Work (feat. Nate Dogg)
Jay, Lakeland, Mahopac, North • A$AP Rocky – Tony Tone • Foster the People – Don’t • Lil Baby – Freestyle FLY EFFECT
Salem, Somers and Yorktown— • AC/DC – T.N.T. Stop (Color on the Walls) • Lil Uzi Very – 20 Min • Vince Staples – Norf Norf
have created a playlist of songs • Alex Newell – Kill the • Guns N’ Roses – Welcome • Lil Wayne – 6 Foot 7 Foot
to pump you up. Lights [Audien Remix] (with to the Jungle (feat. Cory Gunz) is is an evolving playlist.
Nile Rodger) • Imagine Dragons – Believer • Louis the Child – Weekend Do you have another song to
We reached out to dozens • A Boogie with da Hoodie – • Kaleb Lee – Cooler Water (feat. Icona Pop) add? Email [email protected]
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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT – JOE ROHLE

Senior bowler scored two perfect games

BY SAM PINCUS Joe Rohle was Yorktown’s Are you currently binging anything?
CONTRIBUTING WRITER a captain on Joe Rohle I am currently binging, “Avatar: e
Yorktown’s varsity Last Airbender.” is show is a huge
Joe Rohle was a senior captain on Yor- bowling team. FILE PHOTO/ childhood throwback that has recently
ktown High School’s bowling and golf STEVE VETERI been added onto Net ix. I also just start-
teams this past year. PHOTO COURTESY OF ed watching “Money Heist.”
JOE ROHLE My favorite place to eat locally would Do you have any advice for younger
e accomplished dual-sport athlete be Osaka, which is a hibachi/sushi place athletes?
has been on the varsity bowling team as a bowler. I’d have to say it is between in Tarrytown. e food is really good and
since eighth grade and was captain of my perfect games, the fact that I was a really fresh plus it’s all you can eat so it’s e main advice I’d give to any athlete
the team for the past two years. During fun to go there and do some damage. is to HAVE FUN! Just enjoy every mo-
his time on the team, he had a success- ve-year athlete and a two-year captain, ment of the time you have on the eld,
ful career and bowled two perfect games or just the incredible improvement I have What’s the go-to app on your phone court or wherever. As bad as you think
(score of 300), with his highest average made over the years. It has all been an and why? the practice is or sprints might be, you
being a 218. amazing journey. are going to miss it someday.
ere are so many apps to choose
In golf, Rohle has been on the varsity What are your post-high school from, but I would have to say my go-to
team since ninth grade and was captain plans, athletically and academically? app is YouTube. I think it’s cool to see
this past year. He has scored a hole-in- how other people live and what they do
one and his nine-hole low round was 42. In the fall, I will be attending SUNY on a daily basis. YouTube is also a good
Cortland for the next four years. I will place to go for a good laugh and put you
How are you getting through this be majoring in education and hope to in a good mood.
period of social distancing? What are be a math or science teacher at the high
you doing to keep busy? school level. As far as my athletic career,
I am not closing the door on competing,
I have been keeping fairly busy during but for now I am going to be focusing on
quarantine. Since I received my license my education. I know I will continue to
a few years ago, I have been delivering bowl and play golf as a hobby. Maybe in
food for Yorktown Pizza and Pasta. Dur- the future I will join a league, but at this
ing this time, I have been working four point I don’t know what the future holds
nights a week delivering food. for me as far as sports.

When did you start bowling and If you could have one superpower,
what got you started? what would it be and why?

Prior to seventh grade, I played all Hmm, I’m not really sure. I guess be-
kinds of “normal” sports, including bas- ing able to control things with your mind
ketball and football. In seventh grade, it would be pretty cool. I really don’t have a
was discovered that I had a heart issue reading for it though, lol.
that I was born with that would prevent
me from playing most “normal” sports. What is something about yourself
My dad then introduced me to golf and people would be surprised to learn?
bowling, which I could do with my heart
condition. I was already familiar with It would surprise people to learn that I
the sports, but my dad felt with practice, am not a big fan of attention. I like being
I would move to the next level, which I alone sometimes and do not care for big
did. celebrations or ceremonies.

What is your favorite sports memory What place would you most like to
from your time at Yorktown? visit?

I have had so many memories when it At the top of my list would probably
comes to sports while playing on York- be Dubai. It seems like it would be such a
town. My second perfect game (300) for wild trip. e people there are so wealthy,
bowling is at the top. It was special be- and it would be interesting to see how
cause it was during a match in my senior some of them live.
year. In golf, the memory has to be my
hole-in-one. I’d love to say it was skill, What is your favorite place to eat lo-
but it was more luck than anything. cally and what’s your go to order?

Who has been your biggest role
model over the years and what have
you learned from them?

I’ve been playing each sport for a quite
a while. During this time, there have
been many people who have made an
impact on me. I would have to say that
each year the seniors and captains set an
example for me which motivates me. In
addition, my coaches, and my dad have
helped me further develop my game in
each sport and push me to my full po-
tential. I do not think I would be as well-
rounded a player without all these people
helping out.

Do you have any pre-match rituals?
I do not have any speci c rituals I fol-
low for either sport. In bowling, I make
sure I stretch a bit and listen to music to
lock in my focus. Bowling is an extremely
mental game and can test your limits.
What was your biggest accomplish-
ment as a bowler?
I have had several accomplishments


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