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North Salem News_08.01.19

North Salem’s only weekly newspaper mailed to every home and business.

Vol. 5 No. 18 Visit for the latest news. Thursday, August 1, 2019

Swim Across America goveLroncmalents
see benefits
A team of swimmers participated in Swim Across America recently at the under Property
Lakeside Field Club at Peach Lake in North Salem. e combined teams Taxpayers
raised almost $10,000 for cancer research and treatment. Protection Act

e mission of Swim Across America is to unite the swimming community
with bene t swims to raise money to nd life saving cancer research and
clinical trials.

To learn more or to donate, visit

Westchester County Executive George

Latimer announced recently a series of ac-

tions in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo

signing the Westchester County Property

Taxpayer Protection Act.

e announcement came during a press

conference with nearly 60 elected o cials,

government leaders including North Salem

Supervisor Warren Lucas and school dis-

trict leaders and advocates from both sides

of the aisle.

e Act allows for freezing property taxes

for the next two years, scal year 2020 and

Fiscal 2021; allocates 30 percent of new

revenues to local governments and school

districts to assist their budgets and tax re-

lief e orts; ensure an annual increase in the

county’s reserve fund, as well as end reliance

on one-shot revenues and borrowing for op-

erating costs; and create sales tax parity across

all of Westchester’s communities, bringing

the rate in line with other counties includ-

ing Rockland and Putnam, and other cities

The team at the Lakeside Field Club at Peach Lake. including White Plains, Mount Vernon and


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The Staff NS Lions Golf Outing roomy and breathable crochet and discount for parking on a return concert begins at 8 p.m. is tra-
knitted market tote bags will be visit to the park. dition was begun by Natalie Hays
JODI WEINBERGER Hammond MuseumJoin the North Salem Lions for for sale at both locations. Hammond in 1966. e Japanese
EDITOR: 914-302-5830 its 52nd Anniversary and Golf ese ready-to-use washable Stroll Garden, lit by paper lan-
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GABRIELLE BILIK Outing on Aug. 26. A special Par 3 bags are sturdy and extremely du- terns, is a magical setting for this
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[email protected] Hole in One wins a new car, spon- rable. 100 percent of the proceeds e Hammond Museum ancient custom, which every Au-

ADVERTISING TEAM sored by Arroway Ford. Some of from the sale of these handmade is located at 28 Deveau Road. gust brings together people and
the proceeds will go to the Make market bags will go back to the traditions of the East and West.
[email protected] a Wish Foundation Hudson Valley residents at each facility, which Norm Hathaway Moonlight Traditional Japanese music will be

PAUL FORHAN and other local charities. For more supports purchases they may not Swing Band Friday, Aug. 2. Gar- played in the garden.
[email protected] information, visit northsalemlions- be able to make otherwise. den opens at 7 p.m., music is from Complimentary sake. Concert
845-621-4049 To purchase, or inquire more 8-10 p.m. e Norm Hathaway tickets only Museum members
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JENNIFER CONNELLY Waterview/Salem information on these bag, please Big Band plays it like it was! An $15; Non museum members $20.
914-334-6335 contact: eighteen piece band will have you Bento box cost $25: Choice of
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NANCY SORBELLA Hills Rehabilitation & Denise Moore, Administrative tapping your toes and shaking a leg Chicken,Vegetarian, or Salmon
914-205-4183 Healthcare Assistant, 914-940-2103 phone; to favorite tunes. Come and expe- Teriyaki must pre-order before
[email protected] [email protected] rience authentic music of the 30’s August 6. No Outside Food
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ASST PRODUCTION MANAGER habilitation & Healthcare and receive discount coupons at the residents with proof of residency. tor, Masami Kodama, have been

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BRETT FREEMAN our Carbon Footprint. Our initia- ride admission, one free beach or 53rd Moon Viewing Concert seum and Japanese Stroll Garden

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Thursday, August 1, 2019 Your Neighbor North Salem News – Page 3

Caring f the children of the w ld


I recently traveled to Cartagena,

Columbia, with a small group of

colleagues through the Cultural

Care’s Kids First organization. I

was one of nine colleagues cho-

sen to represent Kids First, which

“provides resources to support

organizations that strive to make

a lasting di erence in the lives of

children in need around the world

(this includes the United States).”

On Day 1, we sorted through

hundreds of donations to bring

to each organization. I created an

Amazon wishlist for the organi-

zations I was visiting and reached

out to my Facebook circle. To

my surprise, I had received more

donations than even requested!

My biggest fear was being able

to transport all of the items. e Sharing a hug with a preschooler at La Arts and crafts with children on the Isla Tierra Bomba during a visit to the 100 children who do not
Toquilla have running water on the island.
North Salem post o ce was un-
able to deliver the donations be-

cause they were way too many

and when I showed up at the post to help them! anks to my hus- this community will bene t from the afternoon at Fundacion Do- mural of handprints and painted

o ce, there was a loading dock band, Mitch, Fundacion Rei was these much needed supplies. e nes De Misericordia in Turbaco. the entrance gate. We ended the

stacked with box upon box. e recently gifted various wheel- photos and messages of their joy is is a home for abandoned and dy with high ves, st bumps and

generosity and support was be- chairs, walkers, rollators and more! were just overwhelming! mistreated boys. We made tie-dye SEE WORLD PAGE 6

yond anything I could ever imag- It warms my heart to know that After Fundacion Rei, we spent shirts, t-shirt backpacks, created a

ine. I packed it up and with the

help of an airport cart, transported

many suitcases to Colombia to

deliver our supplies.

We started the morning with a

stop at Fundacion Rei who take

care of children because their

families cannot properly care for

them. ere are not enough sup-

plies to support these children and

their families in town so the chil-

dren are limited to the care they

receive. e children’s limitations

span from blindness to not having

the ability to use their legs. I was

so moved by their story and their

director, So a Camacho Chaljub,

who must raise funds on her own

to support this community. Luck-

ily, I have a wonderful husband

who works in the home medical PHOTOS COURTESY OF JENNIFER YOEL
equipment industry and o ered Some of the supplies donated (through generous donations using an Amazon Wish List) at Foundation Dones de Misercordia

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Page 4 – North Salem News Thursday, August 1, 2019


e PQ garden planted and maintained by the Grade 5
classes is now o cially part of the North Salem Pollinator
Pathway. e Pathway is an initiative taken by North Salem
Open Land Foundation (NSOLF) and its partners in hopes
of engaging and educating the North Salem community
about the relationship between native plants and pollinators.

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TAXES borrowing money to repave our
The Counsel FROM PAGE 1
roads,”Lucas said.“ is puts us on
You Need
a far better nancial footing.”
To Make
e new countywide standard County Legislator Kitley Co-
Decisions rate of 8 3/8 percent would still be vill said the new revenue will help

and Resolve lower than that in e ect in Yonkers, schools and municipalities while
New York City, Nassau and Suf- stabilizing the county’s nances.
folk Counties. “ e anticipated new sales tax
Law Offices Of JOseph J. TOck
e additional 1 percent in sales money will alleviate the burden
963 ROuTe 6, MahOpac, NY 10541
tax is estimated to bring in about on the county’s property taxpay-
TOckLaw.cOM • 800-869-8080
$140 million/year in new revenue, ers, and provide some extra relief to

20 percent of which will be shared the schools and municipalities and

with the local municipalities and that is the kind of prudent nancial

10 percent with the school districts. management that the county tax-

In exchange for this Act, Latimer payers deserve,”Covill said.

has committed to maintain the Latimer announced a number

county property tax levy for scal of actions at the press conference,

year 2020 and 2021 at the same including:

level as this year, scal year 2019. • Signing of an Executive Order

is tax freeze will help address the to prohibit the county from inde-

expected increases for many resi- pendently selling county parkland

dents and taxpayers from the new that is over 2 acres;

Federal Tax Plan, which eliminates • Announcement that budget

all but $10,000 in state and local amendments will be introduced to

tax exemptions (SALT). stop the sale of county parking lots;

In North Salem, the pro- • Moving $5 million dollars to

jected 2019 additional revenue is the county’s reserve fund;

$125,878 and $272,988 for 2020. • Directing the Departments of

is new revenue stream will Budget and Finance that county

potentially allow local munici- property taxes throughout the

palities and school districts to fund county will be frozen for two years

needed essential services while not ( scal year 2020 and scal year

placing the burden solely on prop- 2021); and

erty tax payers, Latimer said. • Announcing that of the nearly

“We appreciate Latimer’s lead- $70 million dollars collected, 20

ership with the sales tax,” Lucas percent will go to local municipali-

said.“No one wants to pay more in ties and 10 percent to the school

real estate taxes and I view the sales districts.

tax as a discretionary tax. ere is “ is is the end of one-shot rev-

no tax on food, there is no tax on enues and borrowing for operating

clothing under $110 an item.” costs,”Latimer said.“We now have

Lucas said the town borrows a creative source of revenue that is

over half of the $450,000 needed not an additional burden on the

each year to repave town roads. County’s property taxpayers. is

“With the estimated $275,000 tax freeze will help address the ex-

in new Sales Tax that we are ex- pected increases for many residents

pecting, we can nally cover the and taxpayers from the new Fed-

entire $450,000 per year and stop eral Tax Plan.”

Thursday, August 1, 2019 North Salem News – Page 5

Training to save lives Members of the marine unit of the
Goldens Bridge Fire Department launch
Croton Falls Fire Department practices
water safety drills their rescue boat into the Muscoot
Reservoir for joint training exercises with
e Croton Falls Fire Department par- we also use this opportunity to educate the
ticipated in joint water-rescue training thousands of recreational boaters that come the marine unit of the Croton Falls Fire
drills last week with the dual purpose of from Westchester and New York City to Department and dive team unit of the
sharpening their skills and raising water
safety awareness. sh, swim or just enjoy the sun on the res- Yorktown Heights Fire Department.
ervoirs and lakes abundant in the northern Chief James McManus and 2nd Assistant
e drills, led by the Goldens Bridge region of the county,” McManus said. Chief Dennis Delborgo, Goldens Bridge
Fire Department, took place on the Mus- Fire Department;, Chief Jason Swart,
coot Reservoir o Route 138 in Goldens Whether a weekend shing excursion in Yorktown Heights Fire Department; and
Bridge—the same place where the frozen the reservoir or a swim in a lake, McManus 2nd Assistant Chief Jeff Daday, Croton
bodies of two New York City shermen o ered some safety tips to avoid a day of Falls Fire Department, confer during
were discovered on New Year’s Day. recreation from turning into a tragedy: a post-drill analysis and evaluation of
the exercises and how their members
Northern Westchester’s picturesque res- • Know your limitations and abilities. executed the training maneuvers at the
ervoirs and lakes are popular summer spots Carelessness and inexpe- Muscoot Reservoir in Goldens Bridge.
for recreational boaters, shermen and rience get you in trouble.
swimmers, said James McManus, chief of
the Goldens Bridge Fire Department. • Avoid overloading
your boat with gear and
“People sometimes don’t realize their people. Small boats are
physical limitations or their inability to prone to capsizing.
swim—and that’s when they get into
trouble,” McManus said. “A little common • Always wear life-sav-
sense and knowing your abilities go a long ing otation devices.
way to practicing good water safety.”
• Never consume alco-
e three re departments participated hol while on the water.
in drills that included deployment of ma-
rine equipment and simulated rescues of • Know your swim-
boaters and swimmers in distress or in ming ability. Avoid ex-
need of medical attention. haustion or you may not
be able to pull yourself
“ ese training drills sharpen the skills back into the boat.
of re ghters and prepare us for a number
of potential water emergency realities, but • Respect the water,
even the calmness of
lakes and reservoirs.


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Page 6 – North Salem News Thursday, August 1, 2019

WORLD not wanting to let go.! We crafted, cated in Khayelitsha, it is the larg-
FROM PAGE 3 est township in Cape Town. I had
sang and danced with them. ice the opportunity to work with this
amazing group of girls and assist
the children left for the day, we with educational actives based on
our planet, the theme of the week.
hugs as they lined up to say good- took all of the donations and or- We were able to see rst hand
the robotics lab donated by Kids
bye. ganized their classroom, panted First, delivered school supplies,
books and build sets! I was in-
On Day 2,we traveled by stormy their walls, designed a mural and spired by the school’s founder and
visionary directory, Dr. Rethabile
boat (with a boat load of supplies) planted a garden. Sonibare-Marshale, who faces so
many obstacles (the school was
to Isla Tierra Bomba, to visit 100 e photos I have with these initially invaded as education is
not a priority in this area of the
children through another pro- children are priceless! world and certainly not for girls!)
However, Dr. Sonibare-Marshale
gram run by Fundacion Dones De rough Kids First, I have had forged ahead with her love and
determination. Like Dr Sonibare-
Misercordia. e island does not the opportunity to travel all over Marshale, I truly believe these
girls will change the world some
have running water, yet the chil- the world and support children day. ey certain changed my life!

dren are so gracious for the little in need. On a trip to ailand, I As a Local Childcare Consul-
tant for the last 11 years, I work
that they do have. My colleagues met children through e Free- with families to help them nd
au pairs that will t well into their
played on their baseball eld dom Story which helps prevent home and hearts. I have had the
opportunity to travel the world,
which consists of a eld of dirt, child tra cking and exploitation. learn about their culture and help
recruit wonderful young students
broken glass with an occasional rough Kids First introduction, I to live/work with families. is
childcare option is a U.S. State
donkey walking by. We spent the have had the privilege to sponsor a Department run program that
o ers qualifying candidates be-
day with them making crafts and young boy named Natapoon since tween the ages of 18-26 to earn a
J1 Visa an live with an American
playing games. ey danced for 2015 so he can continue with his family for a year (maximum of 2
years) while providing exible, af-
us and gave us too many hugs to education. fordable childcare in addition to
cultural exchange. e au pairs
possibly count! Books and every- In 2018, I traveled to South Af- receive a stipend in exchange for
childcare, room and board and all
day necessities on the island are a rica and fell in love with an ador- of the bene ts of being a part of
a family.
rarity so our time spent was lled able 4-year-old girl named Sithe Jen with preschoolers at La Toquilla, a fishing village.
To learn more, visit culturalcare.
with so many smiles. who my family and I now sponsor. com/jyoel.

On Day 3 we traveled to La Sithe is a student at Molo Mhlaba

Toquilla, a shing village, to visit which means Hello Earth/World!

a school of 50 preschoolers. We It is a Pan-African STEAM pri-

were greeted by a burst of chil- mary school for girls, truly the rst

dren running into our arms and of it kind in the community. Lo-

A book by John Woodall Donations made by Drive Medical PHOTOS COURTESY OF JENNIFER YOEL

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Discussion Group Hosted by

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7 p.m. • Mondays starting Aug. 12

on the third floor of the Mahopac Library.

To RSVP, call or text Larry Light at 914-879-8725
or email [email protected]

Thursday, August 1, 2019 BALANCED ROCK North Salem News – Page 7

ROCK Salem. All meetings are subject to For more info: hendriesoccer at 621 Route 22, Croton Falls. For wheel throwing and hand build-
rescheduling upon adequate notice, more information, visit railyard- ing with clay, knitting/crocheting,

as circumstances require. All agen- academy and art therapy. For youth, there

unveiled in the presence of the das and live meetings are posted on East Coast Panthers Bas- Summer 7-week classes for are classes for pre-school, middle

artist in niches in the Museum’s the Town website at: http://north- ketball Camp: August 19-22. 9 adults, teens, tweens, and kids school,and high school ages.Look

Guild Hall, dedicated for their a.m. - 3 p.m. at PQ Elementary begins the week of July 8. Try for art with ne-motor skills, after

permanent display. Town Clerk Maria Hlushko has School. Girls and boys entering something new in a relaxed, cre- school art, knit/crochet, clay and

e two sculptures are carved a notary license. Residents are wel- grades 3 through 9. Fee: $250 ative environment or enjoy fa- wheel throwing, and art therapy.

in smooth, polished marble, one come to come to Town Hall if they Railyard Arts vorites in the company of other For new moms and moms with
in white and one in pink marble. need documents notarized.To make creative people! Enjoy seven week pre-schoolers, learn to knit / cro-

ey were acquired for the Ham- an appointment, call 914-669-5577 Studio classes classes in stained glass, water color chet with other new moms or
and oil / acrylic painting, mixed while pre-schoolers enjoy a story
mond Museum and Japanese The Schoolhouse
Stroll Garden’s permanent collec- Railyard Arts Studio is located media, printmaking, drawing, and a ne-motor skills project.

tion through the auspices of Ko- Theater
dama’s representative in the United

States, James McElhinney, a visual For more information on any of

artist and friend of Kodama-san. these events, call 914-277-8477 or

e sculptures are in the form of email [email protected]

Möbius bands, named for a Ger- com. e theater is located at 3

man mathematician, that take the Owens Road, North Salem.

shape of curves or that have only Scottish Tattoo, 6-10 p.m. Aug. Highlight
one side, when revealed as geomet- 3. e Scottish Tattoo School-

ric forms in space. In other words, house eater Fundraiser. Mark

they are physical representations your calendars now and don’t miss

in marble of an eternal concept of this great party, featuring: e

movement, time and space. World Renowned Highland Divas Your Natural
Tea Workshops. ese Tea ree Internationally acclaimed

Workshops will teach you the Scottish singers who have per-
basic principles of Japanese Tea formed everywhere from Glasgow
Ceremony and the practice of be- to New Zealand including with

ing a perfect guest inside the Japa- Jimmy Fallon. Also Featuring Beauty
nese Tea Room at the Hammond Schoolhouse Favorite, Peter Calo
Museum’s Tea Room. Limit of at- on guitar. Also Scottish Dancing ,
tendees: 10 per class. RSVP Only. Bag Pipes, Delicious Food with a
Members $35.Non members $45. Scottish Flair,plus: FLIGHTS OF

Bring an 11” sq. cloth and white WHISKEY, Wine, Brew and Ca-

socks. RSVP only. Upcoming maraderie for the Lads and Lassies!

dates: Aug. 24 and Sept. 21. North Salem
Fall Recreation
North Salem
Soccer Club All registration forms avail-

Registration for the North Sa- able at:

lem Soccer Club 2019/2020 season Questions? Contact North Salem

is open. Visit northsalemsoccer. Rec at 914-669-5665

com to register. Accepting Kinder- Summer Camps

garten through High School. Hendrie’s Soccer Academy:

Town News August 5-9 at North Salem High

Entering Grades K-9 - 8:30

e Town Board will have regu- a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Registration

lar meetings on the second and Fee: $190 ($220 after June 1st) Actual

fourth Tuesdays of each month Ages 3 & 4 (Beginning Soccer)

at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Meet- – 9:00 am - 10:30 am. Registration Client

ing Hall, 66 June Road, North Fee: $140 ($170 after June 1st)

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e ick factor Morality

Most people have at least READING, I tried not to recoil in horror. It George Carlin MY
one thing that makes WRITING & felt like that well-meaning woman once comically PERSPECTIVE
them feel uncomfortable. was handing me an envelope remarked that we
don’t have time to ponder
Speaking to a room full of strang- CHOCOLATE lled with kryptonite! Anyone JAMES

ers is the most common. While KIM else on the planet would have the deep questions of phi- MARTORANO
public speaking (glossophobia) KOVACH been thrilled. I was the complete
tops the list, the ve most common opposite. at night I called a few losophy because we’re too

busy working. He certainly

things that make men and women friends and Jill gladly accepted the had a point.

feel uncomfortable includes spiders gift certi cate. All of us are immersed

(arachnophobia), heights (acrophobia), clowns (coul- So when I heard about the new beauty treatment in both work and private lives, which demand our attention,

rophobia) and mice (musophobia). called a “piranha pedicure,” I shivered, recoiled in our energy and our time. Who has the time to access what our

A phobia is de ned as an intense fear or anxiety horror and Googled it before adding another item to culture and society has presented to us as the truth?

of certain objects or situations. Phobias can cause the my list of things that make me feel uncomfortable. Yet every day we are called upon to make moral decisions,

su erer to sweat, have a racing heartbeat, or just plain Fish spa treatments date back hundreds of years. many of which will have a real e ect on the direction of our lives

“lose it” when confronted by the object or situation. Savvy bathers in southern Turkey and across Asia and often others. us, despite a perceived lack of time, it’s not

For a fun exercise, I recently asked my adult realized that the tiny esh-nibbling sh they en- an idle exercise to critically examine the standard by which we

creative writing students to list ve things that make countered in rivers and streams actually helped to judge right and wrong.

them feel uncomfortable. e responses included clean and exfoliate their skin. In an e ort to nd the truth, philosophers always search

spiders, mice, heights, clowns and talking in front Fast-forward to the present when absolutely for “truthmakers.” A “truthmaker” is a reference point that, if

of strangers. But we also had a few unusual entries everything is monetized. Salons are springing up validated, assures us that our view of the world is true. Science

including dripping fruit, bats, and mayonnaise. throughout Europe, South Africa and the U.S. frequently provides such validation. But when it comes to moral

I love heights. I have bungee jumped from a hot featuring tanks of tiny garra rufa sh which can statements, we can’t look to outside sources to corroborate our

air balloon, parasailed in Mexico, strapped into a nibble the dead crusty skin o heels, toes and feet in theories. e best we can do is employ our moral intuitions as a

controlled hang-gliding attraction on the side of a a 15-30 minute session. Instead of a loofah, this live- starting point and go from there.

road in Tennessee, walked across a swinging bridge action pedicure involves 150-200 swimming crea- I propose as our starting point an easy proposition: hurt-

at Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina, and tures swarming over your feet in a water- lled tank. ing innocent children is wrong. We would assume that almost

climbed out onto sca olding high up on the Empire First-timers are cautioned not to splash or quickly everyone would agree. Philosopher Renford Bamrough put it

State building on a date (romantic!). raise their feet out of the tanks to prevent acciden- this way, “We know that this child, who is about to undergo

Heights and speaking in public do not make tally inging the garra rufa sh across the salon oor. what would otherwise be painful surgery, should be given an

me feel uncomfortable. I don’t like spiders or mice e nibbling sh are credited with leaving skin softer anesthetic before the operation. erefore, we know at least one

and usually scream as I am trying to capture these after a sh pedicure session. moral proposition to be true. You cannot hurt children.”

creatures when they nd their way into my house. I My friend, Ellen, is the only person I know who Bamrough’s insight is clear; although we may not be able to

have no problem with clowns, bats, dripping fruit or actually tried a piranha pedicure. Ellen did not go logically deduce it, we know intuitively that it is immoral to hurt

mayonnaise. to a fancy day spa or salon for her sh pedicure. She innocent children. We don’t have to reference any other source;

But I draw the line at spa treatments with strang- was on a sightseeing excursion during her rock n roll we simply know that it’s wrong. ere can be no excuses, no buts,

ers touching me. Just thinking about it gives me the cruise vacation when she spotted vendors lined up no end justifying the means. It’s abhorrent. ose who do it, and

shivers (and not in a good way). I don’t like it when with wooden benches and tanks lled with water those who are complicit by condoning it, are acting immorally.

people are talking to me and put their hand on my and sh on her way back to the ship. When the tour But what if we are asked to go beyond our moral intuitions?

arm or shoulder either. Ick! guide informed the group that this was a piranha How then can we distinguish right from wrong? e history of

Years ago at the end of the school year, a smiling pedicure, Ellen kicked o her sandals and hopped philosophy has provided us with a number of approaches, some

parent walked up to me and thanked me for tutor- right in! of which may even challenge our moral intuitions. Our goal here

ing her daughter. en she handed me an envelope is to nd a theory that is consistent with our intuitions. So, let’s

and proclaimed, “ ank you so much! Here’s a gift Kim Kovach shivered a few times while writing this look at a few relevant philosophical approaches:

certi cate for a full body massage, manicure and column. She also used the idea of a piranha pedicure for SEE MARTORANO PAGE 11

pedicure at the Red Door Spa in Manhattan!” the basis of a fun short story.

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Introducing kids to the Farmers’ Almanac

STRONG We had a wonderful conver- reasons why I want you to share tions as soon as it arrived in the Dr. Linda is co-author of
LEARNING sation about the phrase “dog it with your readers. mail. I’m going to share your “Why Bad Grades Happen
days of summer” and about the email with some teacher friends to Good Kids,” and director
DR. LINDA Farmers’ Almanac, which was First of all, I may be a senior because there’s a plethora of of Strong Learning Tutoring
SILBERT citizen, but I use computers and lessons for kids inside that little and SAT/ACT Test Prep.
rst published in 1818. Obvi- other electronics. I’m well- magazine—and they all involve Send your questions to [email protected]
Dear Dr. Linda, ously, I wasn’t around then, but I versed and rather electronically higher-order thinking skills. Find more
According to the Farmers’ was born on a farm in 1930 and savvy. But I still have time to articles at
in those days in the Midwest, enjoy the Farmers’ Almanac anks again,
Almanac, which is the uno cial the Farmers’ Almanac was like which is composed of folklore, Dr. Linda
authority I always turn to for Google. at’s where we got a fantasy and fact.
weather-related questions (even lot of our information. It only CREATING CUSTOMERS FOR LIFE
though much of it is based on came out once a year and let is leads me to my second
folklore), the phrase “dog days” me tell you, we looked forward reason. e youth of today and • Outdoor Lighting •
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is because last week, Jared, my to who would read it rst. e and think it’s an unbelievable
20-year-old grandson, saw me most important part of it was asset to our lives. However, the 10% OFF Service Calls
reading my 2019 issue of the the yearly weather report. I’d younger generation needs to When You Present This Ad
Farmers’ Almanac. “What is look up my birthday and know open their minds to material 914.455.2158
that?” he asked. immediately (I thought) what from the past and incorporate
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summer. Plus, there’s a good tion and folklore. Everyone in one example of that. ere are
article on home remedies to use the family read it from cover other periodicals and reading
to repel ies during these dog to cover and then we’d argue materials that still have value.
days.” about whether certain things Even though the Farmers’
were based on real facts or Almanac is not considered to be
“What are you talking about? based on someone’s opinion. I
What’s dog days? Are you OK?” remember my dad looking to ne literature, it opens minds
he asked. I think he thought I see how much snow we were in to understanding and analyzing
was losing my mind. I quickly for—whether we’d have a “bad what is fact and what is ction.
let him know that I’m ne and winter” as he’d call it—or if the People can enjoy it from 8 years
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down with me to learn about At this stage in my life, even Retired English teacher
the phrase in addition to learn- though I spend most of my time
ing about the Farmers’ Almanac. on my computer and iPhone, Dear English teacher,
I still buy a Farmers’ Almanac ank you so much for your
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Ic crea ur is a
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Westchester County Executive
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Executive George Latimer recently to surpise the kids with ice
handing out ice cream to cream. Camp Morty is a sleepaway
the children of Camp Morty summer program at Sal J. Prezioso
Mountain Lakes Park in North Salem
that provides a camp experience
for disadvantaged youth. Each year,
more than 450 campers attend the
life-changing program free of charge,
thanks to the partnership between
Westchester Parks Foundation, and
the Westchester County Departments
of Parks, Social Services, and
Community Mental Health.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer with counselors and campers. Westchester Parks
Foundation Board
Westchester County Department Vice-Chairman Seth
of Social Services Commissioner
Kevin McGuire Mandelbaum

Camp Morty officials, counselors, campers and Westchester County officials PHOTOS: EMRIN LECLAIR

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Thursday, August 1, 2019 North Salem News – Page 15


The Freeman
family on
the Mystic


Fun family destination two hours away

Every couple of years, my family visits gin,” a store where we enjoyed tasting olive We learned that Mystic was a favor- MwNyiotshtvoiicsuiPtt iatzozvaMis.iytsttoict,hCeofnanm. iosucsomplete
ite destination for both Albert Ein-
Mystic, Conn., the perfect place to visit for a oils, vinegars, honeys and mustards. e gift stein and Pablo Picasso, the latter of
whom would get free meals at local
summer weekend getaway. we bought ourselves was pricey, but we felt

I say “weekend” because I think we’d get compelled to buy something after tasting

bored quickly after two pretty much everything in restaurants by paying with a check

days. the store. where he’d doodle a drawing and of

Just over a two-hour PUBLISHER’S A visit to Mystic course autograph his check.Turns out
trip away, Mystic is an
unincorporated village MEMO wouldn’t be complete none of the restaurateurs ever cashed

without visiting the down- them.

with parts of it located in BRETT town, where the Bascule We didn’t do it this time around, but
Groton and parts of it in FREEMAN Bridge—a drawbridge on
Stonington. e main at- Main Street—opens up ev- families should also visit the Mystic

Seaport Museum, where visitors stroll

traction for families with ery hour at 40 past the hour through a 19th century seaside village.

little kids (ours are ages to let the larger boats pass According to the museum website,

9 and 5) is the Mystic Aquarium. It takes a through on the Mystic River, which empties “ e village is made up of many bus-

few hours to walk through the aquarium and into the Long Island Sound. Main Street tling maritime trades, from shipsmiths

the highlights include a 20-plus-minute live is lined with shops and restaurants, includ- and coopers to woodcarvers and riggers.

sea lion show and a 10-minute 4D lm in a ing the famous Mystic Pizza, the restaurant Discover how America’s maritime past

miniature movie theater. For those unfamiliar featured in the 1988 lm of the same name shaped life today.”

with 4D, it’s basically like 3D, but you also starring Julia Roberts. Be prepared to wait ere are plenty of hotel options near ViseitnojrosytinogththeeMpyesntigcuAinqueaxhriiubmit.
the aquarium. We stayed at the Howard
feel the elements featured in the movie, in- a while to get a table. While it’s certainly Johnson’s, and while it wasn’t the Hilton,

cluding wind and cold water. an attraction because of the movie (tourists,

My favorite highlight at the aquarium in including yours truly, were snapping lots of which is located directly across the street

years past was the walk-through bird aviary, photos), the pizza also made it well worth it, from the aquarium,it was well-managed,

where birds landed on my shoulders and even and there were even gluten free options for clean, and had a swimming pool, which

tried to y into my pockets. But for some rea- patrons with a sensitivity to wheat. made the kids happy. And the price was

son this year there were fewer birds and the Save your appetite for dessert, as Mystic right at less than $200 per night.

food sticks available for purchase were stingy Drawbridge ice cream isn’t just high quality; During both days, my wife and kids

with the birdseed. So, people were lucky to it’s also about location. You can enjoy your called it a night pretty early, so while

see any of the birds up close this time around. cone while sitting outside on their narrow they settled into their hotel beds, I

is was de nitely a disappointment. porch overlooking the Mystic River. drove for 25 minutes to Mohegan Sun

Olde Mistick Village, which is next door ere were several companies o ering (Foxwoods is also about 20 minutes

to the aquarium, is a quaint outdoor shop- guided boat rides along the Mystic River. away). While going to a casino is al-

ping mall with restaurants and shops cater- Some of the tours were lengthy and pricey, ways a risky proposition, I am happy

ing to tourists. e village is anchored by Go but our family settled on a relatively inexpen- to say that I came back with an extra

Fish, an excellent, reasonably-priced family sive 40-minute ride on the Mystic Express $100 bill in my wallet. Not bad for

restaurant with plenty on the menu pleasing ($25 per adult; $15 per teen and $10 per two hours of entertainment playing 4Th0emBiansucteuslepBarsitdgeeacish raised
blackjack. I was glad to double down hour.
to adults and young children. In addition to child) that seated a little over a dozen people. on my weekend getaway. at

the restaurant, we also enjoyed “Extra Vir- e captain was knowledgeable and funny.

Page 16 – North Salem News Thursday, August 1, 2019

New York makes cat declawing illegal

BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER cat’s claws is for the sake of its own health.

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR “Declawing is a barbaric, inhumane guillotin-

ing up to the rst knuckle,” Rosenthal said. “It

E ective immediately, cat declawing is now il- leaves bone shards, it leaves pain within what’s

legal in New York State. left. It leaves phantom pain. It leaves cats with a

On Monday, July 22, Gov. Andrew Cuomo painful road for the rest of their lives.”

signed the bill into law, making New York the rst Declawing cats leaves them vulnerable to at-

state in the nation to ban the practice. tacks and “ruins them psychologically,” said As-

“Declawing is a cruel and painful procedure semblyman Joseph Lentol (D-North Brooklyn).

that can create physical and behavioral problems Assemblyman Michael DenDekker (D-Jack-

for helpless animals, and today it stops,” Cuomo son Heights) said cat owners who are concerned

said in a statement. “By banning this archaic about their furniture “should maybe not have a

practice, we will ensure that animals are no lon- cat.”

ger subjected to these inhumane and unnecessary “In fact, I prefer that you don’t have a cat,”

procedures.” DenDekker said. “Because obviously, you don’t

e bill (S.5532B) makes cat declawing illegal understand how a cat operates. If you’re lucky

“except when necessary for therapeutic purposes” enough, you get to live in their house after you

for the cat, Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan), the bring them in. ey will tell you what you are

bill’s co-sponsor in the Assembly, said before cast- allowed to do and when you are allowed to do

ing her vote on June 4. it.”

“It’s inhumane. It’s barbaric. It is unnecessary,” e bill passed through both the Assembly

Rosenthal said. “It is done for the vanity and the and Senate on June 4. It was signed on July 22

protection of a human’s couch or furniture. I don’t by Gov. Cuomo.

think any of that is a good idea to foist on a cat.” Both Sen. Pete Harckham (D-South Salem)

O ering a dissenting opinion, Assemblyman and Assemblyman David Buchwald (D-White

Brian Manktelow (R-Lyons) said he could not PHOTO: JODI WEINBERGER Plains) voted to support it.

support the bill because it did not provide for Chief, owned by North Salem editor Jodi Weinberger, supports Assemblyman Charles Levine (D-Glen
enough exceptions, such as people with medical New York's law banning cat declawing. Find Chief on Instagram, Gove) said he is proud to stand in support of
issues who might be on blood thinners. New York’s four-legged friends, including his

Veterinarians, he said, “totally discourage de- own cat, Mr. Kitty, who now resides in the “big

clawing as much as they possibly can. But at the same clawing in all circumstances in practice,” Manktelow litter box in the sky.”

time, there are times when it is recommended to do.” said, “some doctors will not take the risk with their “But I’m sure that Mr. Kitty would be very, very

Declawing should be allowed, he said, when the only patients’ health or order thB:e9.5p”atient to remove the cats pleased with this bill,” Levine said. “ is is a major step
alternatives are abandonment or euthanasia. wiRthocselanwthsaflrosamidththeeirohnolymTle:e9.g.”5i”timate reason to remove a for us as human beings and a major step for the state of
“While medical literature does not recommend de- S:9.5” New York.”

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Ruth Keeler Memorial Li- goes back to the US Civil War Borders by Richard Morais on
September 19.
brary is located at 276 Titicus and discuss Michael Shaara’s
A Creative Moment every
Road. For more information on novel about Gettysburg, Killer ursday from 6 - 8 p.m., ages 10
to adult. Facilitated by Jen Arm-
any of these events, call 914- Angels. e World Broke in bruster and Debbie Rizo. Work
on a creative, artistic project with
669-5161 or visit keelerlibrary. Two by Bill Goldstein on No- family or friends. e project
may be your own or an easy, self-
org. vember 12 at 7:30 p.m.; John directed project provided by one
of the library’s Art Boxes. Plenty
Author Talk by George Marshall: e Man Who Made of supplies will be available from
the Art Cart. Share your work
Howe Colt about his new the Supreme Court by Richard with other creative individuals
in a fun, supportive atmosphere.
book, The Game: Harvard, Brookhiser on December 10 at School-age children must come
with an adult.
Yale, and America in 1968 on 7:30 p.m. LEGO Challenge. We chal-
lenge you to make space-themed
Sunday, October 20 at 3 p.m. New members encouraged! LEGO creations like the Mars
Rover, space aliens, and rocket
is will be occurring instead of Bananagrams and Boggle ships. is event, open to all
ages, will take place on ursday
an October meeting for the His- Bash July 25 at 4 p.m. No registration
tory and Biography Book Club. Spend a fun, noisy hour Edible Insects on Tuesday,
August 6 at 4 p.m. Stamford
History and Biography book playing classic word games on Museum and Nature Center is
coming to Keeler Library. Meet
group ursdays, August 8 & 15 at 4 edible insects and invertebrates,
and brave kids will also get the
e history and biography p.m. at this event for grades 3+. chance to eat a bug! Open to all
ages. No registration required.
book group meets at 7:30 p.m. ere will be prizes for all par- Story time and crafts
on the second Tuesday of the ticipants. Free and no registra- Stories and Songs – 10:30 Story Time at 10:30 a.m.; You can visit some of these free
a.m., for babies from birth to family story time for kids of all of charge by simply going to the
month. e group reads books tion is required. 2-1/2. ages. library and checking out passes
Tuesdays to the museums. Just ask for
on various historical topics or STEM Fun! on Tuesday, Aug Mother Goose for Babies – ursdays the passes at the front desk. You
10:30 a.m., for babies from birth Books and Puppets at 10:30 may call the library to reserve a
periods as well as some biogra- 13 and 20 at 4 p.m. for grades to 2-1/2. a.m.; family story time for kids pass for a particular week. Passes
Wednesdays of all ages. must be returned within seven
phies. e books are chosen by K+. Make volcanoes, bouncy Saturdays days. Passes may not be returned
Story Time at 10:30 a.m.; to any other library, nor put in
the group and are wide ranging. balls, and spinners! family story time for kids of all the book drop. It is possible to
ages. renew a pass for an additional
Multiple copies of the books at Bagels & Books (Bilingual stories and songs week, provided no one else is
on some Saturdays.) waiting for it, by calling the li-
the library for people to check Keeler Library’s Bagels & Writers workshop brary. Loss of a museum pass
will result in you being charged
out and read. On August 13, Books book club will be meet- is workshop is from 11 the full replacement cost.
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and led by
the group will discuss A Spy ing on the rst ursday of each Maryanne D’Amato the rst ey are available for Keeler
Wednesday of the month. It is Library card holders only. Don’t
Among Friends: Kim Philby month at 10:30 a.m. through open to all writers and aspiring have a library card? Show the li-
writers who are invited to share brary proof that you live, work,
and the Great Betrayal by Ben June. Extra copies of the books their work or desire to write in a go to school, or own property in
supportive atmosphere. North Salem and we can issue
MacIntyre. Philby was a high are available at the library for you a library card in about three
Free Museum Passes minutes.
ranking member of British in- checkout. e books that will be North Salem is surrounded
by many world-class museums.
telligence all the while spying discussed are A Place for Us by

for the KGB. Fatima Farheen Mirza on Au-

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Thursday, August 1, 2019 Sports North Salem News – Page 19

North Salem’s summer league: a learning experience

BY CHRIS LOVELL Christina Krista Demodna attacks the ball

e focus of the summer sea-
son for the North Salem eld
hockey team is on learning,
according to Coach Jennifer

For many of the players who
will play during the academic
year, the summer is a chance to
see how other teams approach
the game, and bring back new
skills with a chance to try them

is year, North Salem saw
seven seniors graduate, which
leaves a big gap for the rising
players to ll, Frohman said.

“Filling their shoes has been
one of our biggest struggles—
and that is a realization every
Summer,” she said.

Despite that struggle, she said
their summer season has been
successful. “I’ve seen many play-
ers step up and step into new
things that they haven’t done
before,” she said.

North Salem played a nal
against Mahopac on ursday,
July 25, which ended in a vic-
torious shootout after a 2-2 tie
in regulation. Going into the
shootout, the team felt comfort-
able, Frohman said.

e “Best-of- ree” shootout had
three successful shots by North Sa-
lem, and all three shots by Mahopac
were blocked by their goalie—who
was lling in from the Yorktown

“We’ve grown from the beginning
of the summer until now,” Frohman.
“ e girls are feeling more com-
fortable stepping into new roles,”
Frohman said. North Salem’s sum-
mer season wrapped up Friday, July
27, when they lost to Rondout Valley
in the nals, 3-1.

Kiara Helena Fox Mills
the ball

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A pooled community trust can keep New Yorkers in their homes

A pooled community trust is regularly e pooled community trust is estab- ministrative fee paid to the not-for-pro t and/or Medicaid. Said funds and/or in-

utilized to prevent the spend down of lished and managed by a not-for-pro t can then be used to pay for the disabled come can be deposited into the pooled

income by the recipient of Home Care association that acts as the Trustee of the person’s living expenses, such as food, trust and be used for the disabled person’s

Medicaid. It is a speci c type of Special Trust; a trust company must also act as a rent, taxes, mortgage, clothing, telephone, living expenses as delineated above.

Needs Trust (SNT). Co-Trustee. As a pooled utilities, private pay care ere are presently over 20 not-for-

An SNT allows a person with a dis- community trust can services, etc. Without pro t organizations in New York that

ability to continue receiving government have numerous bene - GUEST the ability to enroll in o er pooled trusts. e assistance of an
bene ts, such as Medicaid and Supple- ciaries, a separate sub- CORNER the pooled community experienced elder law attorney in select-
mental Security Income (SSI), irrespec- account is created and trust, most disabled se- ing a suitable pooled trust not-for-pro t

tive of the dollar value of assets and in- maintained for the sole ANTHONY J. niors would not be able and enrolling in a pooled trust can be in-

come held by the SNT. e purpose of bene t of each disabled ENEA to retain their monthly valuable.

the SNT is to supplement (not supplant) bene ciary. income and continue to

the bene ts paid by the government to Any person, irrespec- reside at home and re- Anthony J. Enea, Esq. is a member of

help improve the quality of the life of tive of their age (even ceive Medicaid Home the rm of Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano,

the person with the disability. e legal over age 65), can establish and fund Care. It is a critical component in allow- LLP of White Plains and a home o ce in

requirements for an SNT in New York the pooled trust; however, there may be ing seniors to receive Home Care Med- Somers. He can be reached at 914-948-

are delineated in the Estates, Powers and Medicaid and/or SSI transfer of asset icaid and be able to utilize their income 1500. Mr. Enea is the Past Chair of the

Trusts Law of New York. penalties for those over age 65. for their needs. Elder Law and Special Needs Section

Unlike other forms of SNTs, the pooled e most frequent utilization of a Additionally, the pooled community of the New York State Bar Association

community trust has no age limitation pooled community trust occurs when trust can be of use and advantage to a (NYSBA). He is the incoming Chair of the

and has no payback to the government re- an applicant for Community (home disabled younger person with special Senior Lawyers Section of NYSBA. Mr.

quirements (such as a self-settled SNT). care) Medicaid has income in excess of needs. For example, a disabled younger Enea is the Past President and a founding

However, the funds held in the pooled the amount permitted by Medicaid. For person may be a bene ciary of SSI and member of the New York Chapter of the

trust at the time of the bene ciary’s pass- example, for the year 2019, an applicant Medicaid. If said person were to receive National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

ing remain in the pooled trust and may for Medicaid is permitted monthly in- an inheritance, an accident settlement or (NAELA). He is also a member of the

not be paid to the bene ciary’s estate or come in the amount of $879. If the ap- recovery, or accumulates too much in- Council of Advanced Practitioners of the

family. If the pooled trust chooses not to plicant has income of $2,000 per month, come, which would otherwise disqualify National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

keep said remaining funds, they must be the excess income of $1,121 is paid to them from SSI and/or Medicaid, the use and is a Certi ed Elder Law Attorney

paid to Medicaid up to an amount equal Medicaid assuming the applicant does of the pooled community trust may be of as certi ed by e National Elder Law

to the total amount of medical assistance not enroll in a pooled community trust signi cant advantage to them. Depend- Foundation.

paid on behalf of the bene ciary by Med- or has monthly medical expenses in the ing on the facts for each disabled person,

icaid. As such, it is recommended to use amount of the surplus. However, once they may be able to receive the inheri- Mr. Enea is the President of the Westchester

the funds deposited to the pooled trust enrolled in the pooled community trust, tance, settlement, recovery and/or excess Bar Foundation and a Past President of the

on a monthly basis. the surplus income less the monthly ad- income while continuing to receive SSI Westchester County Bar Association.


LLC FORMATION NOTICE stormwater collection/treatment approvals in accordance with of approximately 10 acres within Road, North Salem, NY. Please

Notice of Formation of area, per Article XIII, Section the Code of the Town of an R-1 Residential District, with contact Dawn Onufrik, Planning

Sensory Box, LLC. Art. Of Org. 250-72. North Salem, Chapter 250 – frontage on Route 22 as identi ed Board Secretary, at 914-669-

led with SSNY on 07/03/2019. At such hearing all persons Zoning, Chapter A267 – Site on the Town of North Salem Tax 5661 or email – [email protected]

O ce Location: Westchester will have the opportunity to be Development Plan and Chapter Maps as Sheet 10, Block 1689,

County. SSNY designated as heard. A copy of the applications 193 – Stormwater Management Lot 180. Dated North Salem, NY

agent of the LLC upon whom and related documents may and Erosion Control. Approvals Materials and documents July 11, 2019

process against it may be served. be examined at the Board of are sought for a proposed 8,776 related to these applications may Cynthia M. Curtis,

SSNY shall mail process to: 38 Appeals O ce at the North square-foot, two-story addition be viewed in the o ce of the Planning Board Chair

Hilltop Drive North Salem, Salem Center, 270 Titicus Rd. to the Armonk Wing of the Planning Board at 270 Titicus

NY10560. Purpose: any lawful North Salem, New York. existing facility for six (6) single

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NOTICE IS HEREBY NOTICE OF PUBLIC count. A variance for a rear yard
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Appeals of the Town of North

Salem will hold a Public Hearing CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT by application to the Zoning
at the Town Meeting Hall, 66 SITE DEVELOPMENT PLAN Board of Appeals.
June Road, North Salem, New
York, on ursday, August 8th, APPROVAL e Planning Board will hold
2019 at 7:30 P.M. or as soon STORMWATER a public hearing on Wednesday,
thereafter as the public may be MANAGEMENT August 14, 2019, at the North
WATERVIEW NURSING Salem Town Meeting Room,
heard to consider the following: 66 June Road, North Salem,
Application BA19-33 of Lee 537 ROUTE 22 New York at 7:30 pm, or as
soon thereafter as can be heard.
R. Einsidler Revocable Trust,
owner of the property located e purpose of the hearing is to

at 585 Grant Road, North e Planning Board of the solicit comments from the public

Salem, New York, consisting of Town of North Salem, located in as well as involved and interested

approximately 10.94 acres in an Westchester County, New York, agencies.

R-4 Zoning District and shown is considering applications from e Planning Board is

as Sheet 34, Block 1370, Lot Mokray Acquisition 1 LLC, conducting an uncoordinated

31 on the Tax Assessment Map, Waterview Hills Nursing Center, environmental review pursuant

for an amend of special permit for an amended conditional use to SEQR 6 NYCRR Part

BA16-14 to include construction permit, site development plan 617 for the proposed Unlisted

of an indoor riding arena and and stormwater management Action. e property consists

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