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The Somers Record 11.21.19

Vol. 9 No. 32 Visit for the latest news. Thursday, November 21, 2019

Proposed budget
would hire highway
staff, police officer

Veterans Day Parade BY CAROL REIF cial district taxes.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER e $14.6 million spend-
e town has released a pre- ing plan is expected to rise by
Joseph, Chris and Samantha Kreinen with mom Megan Kreinen, an Army veteran, joined by Airman liminary budget for 2020 that $535,778, or 3.81 percent. e
George Johnson, a Purple Heart recipient, with his arm around Andrew Lawrence at the Veterans Day proposes a tax rate increase of proposed tax levy of $7.5 mil-
parade. For more parade photos, see pages 16-17. 1.44 percent, which is under the lion represents an increase of
state’s tax cap. $107,414, or 1.44 percent, said
the town’s nance director, Rob-
is means that property ert Kehoe. e tax rate will also
owners with homes valued at go up 1.44 percent, or 22 cents,
$500,000 — and assessed at to $15.12 per $1,000 of assessed
about $60,400 using the town’s valuation.
equalization rate — can expect
their town taxes to go up by e preliminary budget in-
about $13 next year, says Su- cludes the addition of two
pervisor Rick Morrissey. e Highway Department sta
average property owner with a members: both road main-
single-family home pays $900 tainers. eir salaries will be
a year in town taxes. is is not $54,184, plus bene ts.
counting school, county, or spe-

More forums planned for sewer district discussion

BY CAROL REIF Robbins of Woodard & Curran, either a at fee or one Town Board ursday, Nov. 14.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER based on the assessed value of each property. e second option would have a wider range of $460 to

ere are two basic options for determining certain While both would result in an average cost of $1,200 a $2,240, but would be consistent with the county’s way of
fees Lake Shenorock and Lake Lincolndale folks will pay year, the rst choice—which is simpler to calculate—has setting sewer fees. Smaller homes would pay less; larger
should Somers’ proposed sewer district be approved. a narrower annual “range” of between $900 and $1,600. homes a little more.

ey are, according to engineering consultant Steve is means that smaller properties would pay a little SEE SEWERS PAGE 20
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The Staff Somers Holiday take a photo of your children in Somers Girl Scouts date of December 15
Celebrations front of the Town Christmas Tree 5 p.m. Town of Somers Christ-
EDITORIAL TEAM with a 6’ Ruler. Watch your chil- 5TH ANNUAL GINGERBREAD
JODI WEINBERGER SUNDAY, DEC. 8, AT THE dren and the tree grow each year. mas Tree Lighting FESTIVAL
ELEPHANT HOTEL: In case of inclement weather,
EDITOR: 914-302-5830 3-4:30 p.m. Somers Lions Pho- Festival Date: December 14,1-4
[email protected] 2:30-4:30 p.m. Museum open tos with Santa event will not be rescheduled. For p.m.. Drop o entries, Decem-
house with the trains, toys, trea- further information contact the ber 14, 9-10 am. At Wright Reis
BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER sures and trees of the holidays 3 p.m. Knights of Columbus Recreation office at 232-8441 x 4. Homestead. emes: “Go Tusk-
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-302-5628 exhibit. Nativity Scene Dedication Children must be in line for pho- ers” or “Anything Goes” Specs:
[email protected] tos, no later than 4:00 p.m. Houses must be made primarily of
3-5 p.m. Town Christmas Tree 3-5 p.m. Somers Chamber of food materials on a base no larger
ADVERTISING TEAM Tradition. Join in on the 6th An- Commerce Holiday Music HOLIDAYS AT HOMESTEAD, than 12” square
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Thursday, November 21, 2019 The Somers Record – Page 3

2019 Polar Plunge
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Senior Hall of Fame

Five residents included in group of honorees

BY CAROL REIF e commissioner of the Westchester County Execu- is year’s program taps Sister Mahopac Kohler Senior Cen-

CONTRIBUTING WRITER county’s Department of Senior tive George Latimer plans to Alice Conrad of Mount Vernon ter and Heritage Hills. During

Programs and Services said its join in the honoring of 74 se- and Vincent Greco of Armonk Sandy and last winter’s storms,

Local seniors are have proven latest Hall of Fame honorees nior citizens at the 37th Annual for top honors. she worked with elected o cials,

that “age is never a deterrent to “show the importance of people Luncheon, on Friday, Dec. 6, Latimer praised all members police departments, and the Red

being a vital member of society,” giving back to their communi- at the Westchester Marriott in of the Class of 2019 for “their Cross to help folks nd food and

says Mae Carpenter. ties and to each other.” Tarrytown. dedication and commitment to shelter. Cli ord also helps peo-

our communities.” ple “age in place” and serves on

It includes 31 nominees over the Westchester County Coun-

the age of 80 and eight over 90. cil for Seniors.

One of the honorees is 98 years Marilyn and Lawrence

young. Four pairs are married Kaufman have coordinated and

couples. run many veteran-related activi-

Six recipients will receive ties, particularly for Jewish War

Special Recognition: Phyllis J. Veterans. ey have supported

Feingold of New Rochelle, Dr. and advocated for veteran ben-

Alfred John Liotta of Yonkers, e ts and rights.

Jagadish Mistry of Tarrytown, Arthur D. Salzman, 85,

119 Katonah Avenue Ann Muro of Yonkers, and Da- has served as a leader and con- vid Schwartz of Ardsley. tributor to Temple Beth El of
According to Carpenter, age Northern Westchester in Chap-

is “an advantage because of the paqua since 1962. He has been

life experiences they bring with very active in United Jewish

them.” Appeal - Federation of Jewish

“ eir generous contributions Philanthropies and is the for-

have helped to make Westches- mer chair of its Northern West-

ter County one of the most chester campaign and a former

senior-friendly places in the member of the Westchester

world,” she said. Campaign Committee. He also

Tickets are $65. For more in- headed the annual Temple Beth

formation, contact Rose Cappa El campaign for many years. As

at [email protected] a volunteer, Salzman has been

com or 914-747-0519. held several positions on the

Here are the Northeast Westchester Rotary
Club, the Community Center of

honorees: Northern Westchester, Heritage
Hill of Somers, and the Chap-

paqua Drama Group. A sculptor,

NORTH SALEM he gifted his sculpture “Eternal

Suzannah Glidden, 82, has Light” to the temple and dis-

worked for many environmen- plays other pieces at a local gal-

Black Friday & Saturday tal organizations and has fought lery.
for the quality of Westchester’s Susan Petroccione, 70, is a
Shop & Save air and water for more than 20
years. She has created and run retired school teacher and cancer
organizations, testi ed at hear- survivor. She is a founding mem-
ber and president of the non-

Spend $50 Get $5 Off ings, educated herself and oth- pro t Somers Library Founda-
Spend $100 Get $15 Off
Spend $200 Get $25 Off Book a Spa Service on ers, motivated those around her, tion. She volunteers at Support
Black Friday or Saturday and brought about change in Connection (family support for
her immediate community and breast cancer patients), Open-
Nov 29th or 30th beyond. Glidden has also advo- gate (developmentally disabled
cated for seniors with breathing persons) and Friends of Karen

The More You Spend Receive $20 and other health issues. (families of children with life-
THE MORE YOU SAVE! Allan L. Mendelsohn, 76, has threatening illnesses). She has
Gift Voucher from Eiluj held various positions at the
been a volunteer at the North Somers Women’s Club and been
Salem Boy Scout Troop 1 for involved in local and interna-
28 years, serving as Scoutmaster

and assistant Scoutmaster. He tional relief e orts.

volunteers at Temple Beth Elo-

BUY YOUR PACKAGE ON him and has chaired its house SOUTH SALEM
and grounds committee and Pamela Veith, 61, directs
been a board member, presi- Lewisboro’s Senior Adults pro-

BUSINESS SATURDAY TO dent, and chair of the Rabbinical grams and is also the town’s se-

BlaGcifksatFvCrinaidgrasdy! Buy a Gift Card USE AT YOUR AVAILABILITY. Search Committee. He is its im- nior outreach coordinator. She
Nov 29th & 30th EILUJ HAS BEEN IN mediate past president. coordinates senior adult trips
with North Salem and Bed-
We are giving BUSINESS FOR 15 YEARS, SOMERS ford and recruits wmembers
AND ALWAYS STRIVES Teresa Clifford, 80, has been for senior programs and spe-
10% More cial events. She hooks seniors
TO MAKE EVERY CLIENT a Heritage Hills Condo Board up with programs and services
to your Gift Card! HAPPY WITH EVERY president and member for al- that help them stay in their own
most 20 years. She worked to homes.
SERVICE THAT WE OFFER! upgrade the development’s t-
ness center and has helped se- SEE SENIORS PAGE 6
niors with computer skills at the

Thursday, November 21, 2019 The Somers Record – Page 5


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SENIORS in the Lakeland Federation of and the Yorktown Grange Fair chester Community College’s HISTORY
FROM PAGE 4 Art Department at Westches- e Senior Hall of Fame be-
Teachers. Since her retirement, Association. ter Community College, Ryan
also trained facilitators and held gan in 1983, the 300th Anni-
she has served on the West- Fran Ryan, 76, has been vo- administrative positions with versary of Westchester County’s
Lambda Peer Support Services founding. Its purpose was to
YORKTOWN chester/Putnam Retirees Ex- cal and visible, participating in (LPSS), a LGBTQ organiza- showcase how seniors have con-
tion. She hosts support groups tributed to building the county.
Daniel Strauss,79,works with ecutive Board as vice president protests, marches, championing and events for the LGBTQ More than 1,100 seniors have
Community through LPSS and been inducted since.
the town and local businesses to of community outreach. She is issues around LGBTQ equal-
e Loft. Ryan also facilitates To be nominated, seniors
keep Yorktown Heights neat an at-large member of its ex- ity, women’s rights, and abuse a self-help support group for must have made signi cant and
sexual trauma survivors and will enduring contributions to en-
and tidy. He weeds, cleans up ecutive board. She is a delegate survivor advocacy since the be leading a couples’ dance class hance Westchester’s quality of
at e LOFT. She is a member life through their professional
litter, and encourages businesses to the American Federation of 1980s. She trained facilitators of e LOFT’s chorus and its work, volunteer achievements or
Silver Connections group. both.
to take pride in their appearance. Teachers (AFT) and the New and held administrative posi-
BEDFORD HILLS Nominations are made by
He also nudges corporate head- York State United Teachers tions in I.S.S.U.E. (Incest Sur- Rodger L. Guest, 63, is a re- members of the community,
and the honorees are selected
quarters to ensure that they are (NYSUT) Representative As- vivors Sharing Understanding tired Chief Warrant O cer in by a panel of judges and Hall of
the Coast Guard. He was in- Fame members.
good corporate neighbors. sembly. Doerr is also a member and Educating) a support group. volved with its response to the
9/11 terrorist attacks and Hurri- e names of past honorees
Linda Doerr, 77, was active of NYSUT’s Committee of 100 A former volunteer with West- cane Katrina. Guest is a founding are engraved on plaques dis-
member of the Town of Bedford played at the DSPS’s o ce in
UPCOMING EVENTS Veterans Advisory Committee Mount Vernon.
Wreaths Across America. Com- e Senior Citizens Hall of
NEW YEAR’S EVE mittee members lay wreaths on Fame is sponsored by the West-
more than 500 veterans’ graves chester County Department of
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On Nov. 5, the Cubs and families of North Salem/Somers Pack 319 lled six boxes with letters, Veterans Day delivery of homemade cookies from the Girl Scouts to
cards, treats and magazines for a platoon from New York’s own 10th Mountain Division, deployed Commander Larry Kaufman.
in Afghanistan. e Troop also participated in its rst Veterans Day parade. e Troop meets every
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Somers grad recovers after stabbing

BY JODI WEINBERGER Matthew Stockfeder.

EDITOR Corpolongo had to be up ear-

ly and asked for the music to be

For a scary few hours, Jus- turned down. He went to con-

tin Corpolongo’s family didn’t front Stockfeder after receiving

know whether he would make it harassing text messages, which

out of the hospital after he was is when Stockfeder stabbed a

stabbed by the captain of the St. kitchen knife into Corpolongo’s

John’s University men’s lacrosse stomach, piercing his lower in-

team last month. testine.

e Oct. 22 incident involv- Stockfeder, who’s been re-

ing the 2014 Somers High moved from the university’s

School graduate garnered in- lacrosse team roster, turned

ternational attention from me- himself in to police on assault

dia outlets, a bizarre scenario charges the day after the inci-

for Corpolongo and his fam- dent.

ily to experience while waiting During emergency surgery,

through surgery at the hospital. doctors had to take out his low-

Now, nearly a month later, er intestine to repair it before

Corpolongo is recovering at putting it back in and Corpo-

home, unsure about how his in- longo has su ered post-surgery

juries will impact his future. complications and is in high

“I have a couple of doctor ap- risk for infection.

pointments coming up, so I’ll “He’s a positive person, which

get better clarity then,” Cor- helps immeasurably. He has

polongo said last week. “I can a lot of restrictions (now), but

move around, but it’s a lot of you’d never know it speaking to

rest and relaxation for now.” him,” said dad Dominick Cor-

Corpolongo, 23, graduated polongo. “He has an amazing PHOTO COURTESY OF JUSTIN CORPOLONGO
from St. John’s University in spirit and I thank God for that Justin Corpolongo was in the hopsital for about a week after he was stabbed by his roommate.

2018. He had played on the because he came close to dying.

lacrosse team for all four years ere were 2 millimeters be- Dominick Corpolongo said. medical bills and expenses ne his future.

and was still living in a house tween the stab wound and the In the weeks since, a friend while he’s unable to work. “It’s obviously a terrible thing,

with lacrosse players while descending aorta. has sent up a GoFundMe for Justin said he’s “thankful” for but not something that I’m just

holding down two jobs when he “ e night of the incident was Justin at all the support he’s received, but going to let ruin my life,” Justin

got into a ght with roommate the worst moment of my life,” justincorpolongo to help with doesn’t want the incident to de- Corpolongo said.

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Happily Opinion

Fiat Lux! Pet project

OK Governor Cuomo… I THE Iforgot to mention this but MAN board and sharpen its claws,
recently wrote an entire SEASONED October 29th was National OVERBOARD looking at me and smiling. I
column of how you were CITIZEN Cat Day. I hope you took would ask, “Whatcha doing?”
wrongly accused of being a bigot. the time to hug your cat and And it wouldn’t answer, but

Even though we disagree on ADRIENNE tell it how much you tolerate RICK just sit there and shake its

many political issues, I know you KAVELLE it. I wanted to hug my Cat so MELÉN head. “You planning to use

are an even handed man and are I went over to its expensive those claws on ME? I control

doing your best to serve New cat bed to grab it while it was your food source, you know.”

York. Well, right now I need a asleep and snog the crap out Still no answer, but it would

favor, not because I went to bat We dance in the light but hide of it but it saw me coming and ran under the rear onto its haunches with its claws up and hiss

for you but because you are the in the dark. Even the Moon, desk. I almost nabbed it but it bolted out of the at me, and then snicker and shake its head some

only one to whom I can appeal. borrowing light from the Sun, room at the last second and I hit my head on the more when I inched and hid behind the bed. It

Let there be light! Please cheers us. We are creatures of bottom of the desk trying to stand up, which is knew very well that my wife controlled the food

consider making daylight saving the day and crave more of it to something that gets harder and harder each day. source, and my wife LOVED the Cat. “I’m not

time year-round. e winter sustain us. I caught up with it under the dining room table, afraid of you, I eat cats like you for lunch,” I’d say,

is so long and dark and dreary Interestingly, I su er from but it took me on a wild goose chase in between but the Cat knew I was terri ed of it, and it also

and longer sunlit days would something called ‘light sensitiv- the legs of each chair so that I could wrench my knew that I’m so picky about food that I would

make all of us weather it better. ity’. is means I must always back. I grabbed a cat treat out of the cat treat never eat it for lunch unless it was on the Kids’

e gloominess of short days wear sunglasses outdoors and bag and pretended I was eating it. “MMMM! Menu. So I would resort to verbally taunting it,

and long nights crosses all age even in department stores and Here, Cat! I bet you want one of these don’t thinking I could win a war of words but not ab-

lines. Seasoned citizens, many supermarkets where the light you?” It absolutely did not once it saw the face I solutely positive about that, even though it never

of whom live alone, would be is too strong. Even so, I prefer was making when I got a good whi of it, so I spoke when I was around. “You don’t even have

uplifted by a bit more daylight; daylight to darkness. put it on the oor, and when the Cat came over a tail so I bet you have no balance. HA!” But the

children would feel their play- I have never understood why, to see what all the fuss was about I grabbed it by Cat actually had better balance, because it could

time lengthened; working men when someone dies, we pull its tail and picked it up as it was scratching my sit up brandish its claws at me while resting on

and women would not get that down the shades and darken hand and hissing at me. It saw that I had ruined that little stub with no tail to get in the way.

‘letdown’ feeling and stop work- the room. Shouldn’t we raise the my back, bonked my head and sustained sev- It had such good balance that once my wife

ing and start yawning at 4:30 in window covers and let in the eral small lacerations, so it started purring quite cooked this fabulous Indian meal for her par-

the darkening afternoon. light to celebrate that this person loudly in my arms, and National Cat Day was ents, to get them to take their mind o the fact

Light is exhilarating; dark is once lived? e circle of life hav- o cially under way. that she was probably going to marry me. ere

gloom; light enhances our desire ing been completed, why hide it? e love/hate relationship I have with cats were all these plates of food on the table, and the

and ability to accomplish; dark So, Mr. Cuomo, back to my has been going on ever since I realized that cats Cat jumped up onto it and ran the entire length

puts us to sleep. request. Won’t you please make love to hate me. We once had a Cat that had no straight at my face as fast as it could, hurdling

It’s amazing what just sixty New York a daylight state? You tail to grab. I think it was part Sphynx and part all the plates of food like an obstacle course and

minutes more of sunlight can do: might even be able to garner a Manx, so it was probably a Spanx, which was ap- narrowly missing my face as I ducked at the last

stave o winter depression (for few extra votes from people like propriate because it could t into a catsuit even moment. Her parents were absolutely shocked,

at least an hour) in seasoned citi- me! at an age when most females would have given not at the Cat but at the fact that my wife was

zens; give children the happiness it up. It was as sweet and adorable as a cat could probably going to marry me, and once again the

of more playtime; encourage most Contact Adrienne: [email protected] be, until it was just me and her alone in the dark Cat got o Scot free. SEE MELEN PAGE 12
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MELEN cerned about that because the Cat never catches Crowning Glory
ANYTHING. In the olden days the main reason
FROM PAGE 10 you would get a cat is to control the mice popula- BY PAULETTE GAMBACORTA
tion, but cats have evolved to the point where they GUEST COLUMNIST
e Cats we have now are from the veterinar- can’t really be bothered, and are content to just sit
ian’s o ce, where somebody had abandoned on the crossword puzzle that you’re trying to do Throughout time, hair has been revered as a mystical symbol
them, and I’m surprised that this doesn’t happen and knock your pen o the edge of the table. of beauty, virility and power. Just ask Samson. He famously
more often. You drop your cat o at the vet for a lost his legendary strength, thought to have resulted from
worm shot or something, and come back the next e Cat is still purring loudly as it celebrates his uncut hair, at the hands of the traitorous Delilah.
day and the bill is $1400 dollars. Wow, $1400 National Cat Day, even though I’m forcing it to
bucks for some worms? I should have taken the sit on my lap against its will, and that’s part of In the 17th century, long hair was a status symbol; baldness was
worms in to have the cat removed, and I bet it the paradox of being a cat. It leads a life of leisure considered shameful. When King Louis XIV of France and King
would have been cheaper. “Yes, when you remove that few other creatures enjoy, and never lets us Charles II of England began to lose their hair, they chose to wear
the cat just save it in a paper bag, and don’t let forget how lucky the rest of us are that it does. outlandish wigs rather than ruin their reputations to such disgrace.
the cat out of the bag.” Most people get the cat If my dog ignored me anywhere near as much Although their unfortunate follicular disorders were most likely a
for free at the ASPCA, so when you nd that as the Cat does it would be out the door in ve side e ect of syphilis, the remedies they sought were nonetheless
it’s worth $1400 dollars to repair it’s a shock. minutes, but for some reason the smallest morsel adopted as a style statement by aristocrats of both sexes through-
“My cat is ready? Oh, okay, great, I’ll be right of a ection from the Cat seems to make all the out Europe, since only the wealthy could a ord those custom-
back with the money,” and then you change your other objectionable behavior worthwhile. An ex- made extravaganzas. e trend even spread across the pond to our
phone number and mailing address. I nally had pensive new cat bed just arrived from Amazon in founding fathers. When Marie Antoinette and her sky-high wig
a heart-to-heart talk with the Cat telling it that it a cardboard box and the Cat absolutely LOVED had their date with a guillotine during the French Revolution, that
was adopted, in case it wanted to go and nd its it. Not the bed but the cardboard box. We can’t fashion craze died with her.
birth mother, but it’s still here. even return it and get our money back because
the Cat won’t leave the box that it came in. In 1968, an entire musical production opened on Broadway
One of the Cats still chases its tail at the cat-age extolling the virtues of “…long beautiful hair. Shining, gleaming,
equivalent of, say, 55 years-old. at’s like me still Support live music! Join Rick and the No Options streaming, axen, waxen.” What had once been the trademark of
only eating foods that you would order o of a band for some live anksgiving Weekend rock & the upper classes had now become the badge of hippie countercul-
Kids’ Menu. It’s no use trying to reason with it. roll on Saturday evening, 11-30-19, 9:00PM at the ture and antidisestablishmentarianism.
“ at’s kind of embarrassing at your age. And PJ’s Restaurant, 84 Route 6, Baldwin Place
anyway, you shouldn’t chase things that come out In 1979, Bo Derek earned herself a “10” with her down-to-there
of your butt. Furthermore, where are you going to Say hello at: [email protected] beaded dreadlocks. OK, so she was also running slow-mo on the
keep that tail if you ever catch it?” I’m not con- beach in that imsy low-cut tank suit, but still, she had that hair.
White women everywhere appropriated that hairdo for years after-
The Counsel wards.

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hair is her crowning glory”. To me, this was a slap in the face; a
To Make case of passive aggressive hair shaming. Admittedly, that might be
a tad dramatic, but what if you weren’t blessed with a glorious head
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GAMBACORTA but required no less maintenance. Styling mousse now LETTERS
replaced gel. I learned to blow-dry with a round brush Remembering veterans

but used electric rollers every morning to rid myself of To the editor:
is past Saturday my doorbell rang. When
My ethnic lineage is Sicilian. Eighty-three percent, residual frizz.
I went to the door I saw three young ladies and
according to Ancestry. Many Sicilians possess the swarthy Periodically I’ve grown so weary of ghting mother na- wondered what they could possibly want on a
nice afternoon. To my surprise they were there
complexion and kinky hair that is the legacy from centu- ture that I’ve succumbed to the temptation to just let my to o er me home baked cookies and a “Happy
Veteran’s Day” greeting.
ries of Arab conquerors and rule. Like many in my family, hair be what it wants to be. I experimented with a natural
Needless to say I was most appreciative for
I inherited the kinky hair. style parted on the side, minus the rounded silhouette the o ering and the thought. ey were young
ladies of high school age and full of smiles and
When I was growing up in the ‘50s, there was no such of the ‘70s. But persistent breakage prevents me from good cheer. In this day and age of stories about
vaping, vandalism, and just time wasting by our
thing as an Afro. When all I wanted was a ponytail, I suf- growing my hair long. e resulting look was less Kerry youth we should all realize that there are others
who totally counteract those actions.
fered the indignity of having to get a “poodle cut”: an inch Washington and more Bozo the Clown. I even revisited
As a veteran I am grati ed each year when
of closely-cropped curls, made all the more humiliating by the old poodle cut of yore, but lacking the bone structure the Girl Scout community takes the time to tell
us that they remember and care for our service
the clip-in fabric bow plunked smack in the middle of my of Lupita Nyong’o, this was no more attering as an adult time. ese ladies took time from a relaxing
weekend of school and studies to make others
head. Rose Marie, of the Dick Van Dyke show, made a than it was as a kid. I immediately regretted that decision. happy.

trademark out of a clip-in bow, but hers was on the side of I’ve tried Keratin treatments, reverse perms and Japa- Take the time to remember others, to smile,
to have a good word and most of all do some-
her head, not perched on top. Mine made me feel like Fi , nese and Brazilian straightening techniques. But these thing that bene ts someone else.

fresh out of the groomer’s, except that Fi strutted out of are not DIY procedures. ey’re exorbitantly expensive, ank you ladies from the bottom of my
the salon with pride. I was often in tears, ripping that bow require hours in the salon chair, and the safety of the
Don Penzine
out of my hair as soon as we got home. chemicals used has been seriously called into question. Somers

As a young teen, I beseeched my mother to allow me to So now the only products I use can be found on my lo- It’s not about the lakes

get my hair chemically straightened. Although reluctant, cal drugstore’s shelves. I blow dry with a at brush just To the editor:
Our Town Board voted in September to
she eventually capitulated because it broke her heart to enough to stretch out the curl. e sole styling vice I still
send a awed Map, Plan & Report to the
see how miserable I was. At that time, straighteners were haven’t been able to totally kick is my unhealthy relation-
lye-based, so scalp burns and breakage were common- ship with the at-iron. Unhealthy because burns on my

place. It may have altered my hair’s texture, but this was hands, the sides of my face and the tops of my ears are

by no means an easy-breezy, wash-and-go hairstyle. We’re fairly frequent, not to mention how the high-heat appli-

talking about a serious commitment to maintenance. All ance fries my hair. More breakage!

my peers were ironing their hair (with clothes irons!) to As I nd myself planted rmly in my late ‘60s, I’ve

get it pin straight. I was slathering on Dippity-Do gel and begrudgingly resigned myself to the realities of my genetic

sleeping in rollers every night. Instead of long owing heritage. It’s an uneasy peace. I’ve lowered my expecta-

Twiggy tresses, I had a short sti bou ant with bangs that tions for a silky mane. I refrain from using the atiron on

crunched when touched. non-shampoo mornings unless there’s frightening bed

My early 20s were somewhat easier: it was the 1970s head staring back at me in the mirror. I still fret at the

and I was in a rock band. Afros were now a thing, and prospect of a humid day or, worse yet, getting caught in

they were cool. I let my hair go natural and used a pick the rain without my rain hat. But I try not to obsess over

to u it out to Pam Grier perfection. But when I quit it because, as it turns out, there are many more important

music and moved on to a conventional o ce job, I felt things in life than one’s hair.

compelled to return to more conventional hair. By then Nope, my hair is not my crowning glory, and I guess I’m

there were home straightening kits that were less caustic nally OK with that.

Page 14 – The Somers Record OPINION Thursday, November 21, 2019

LETTERS the infrastructure. e Town and the State are using failing septics, groundwater pollution and not necessar-
rock salt in the winter which is polluting our drinking ily to protect solely the lake protecting the lake is cer-
FROM PAGE 13 water. tainly a side bene t of this. But the district as drawn is
to serve the entire community. Not to protect the lake
Comptroller’s o ce without considering alternative op- e Town’s 2015 Wastewater Study written by Wood- itself.”
tions for the residents rst. Residents brought the errors ard & Curran states that they can use the $10 million
to the Comptroller’s attention in order for the Report to for cheaper alternatives. It’s on the Towns website. Why e Supervisor and Town Board have been claiming
be revised. How can we trust the Board to do the right isn’t one of these being done instead? e 2015 study for years that we need to save the lakes. It’s not about
thing on behalf of us in the future? shows a map of residents who are in uencing the lake septics or saving the lakes, otherwise they would have
and it includes Horton Estates. Why aren’t they doing used the money years ago. e real reason is because
e streets are town owned so this should be some- a smaller district using the $10 million for these homes they want to change the face of our communities so they
thing that they should be doing town wide by install- around the reservoir and lake? At the Town Board can raise our taxes in the future.
ing retention ponds and sewers along the main roads to Meeting on Nov. 14 Supervisor Morrissey said, “ is
catch runo before it goes into the reservoir and lakes. project is a sewer project to serve the concerns about Linda Luciano
Not make the residents of small communities pay for

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Alex, 2, Somers Lions was held on Monday, Nov. 11
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BUDGET Morrissey said the preliminary William Faulkner all voted to pace. But I’m not going to hold e only thing that varied
budget “re ects the town’s strong decline the raise. Councilman up the process for it,” he said. from the plan was an uptick in
FROM PAGE 1 Anthony J. Cirieco was absent road-paving costs.
nancial position.” Town Clerk Patricia Kalba’s
e town, which has one of He credited this to operational ursday. current salary of $77,968 would Meanwhile, Shaver found
the largest municipal road net- surpluses, a low “debt pro le,” Board members have only ac- go up by 10 percent to $85,764 if that the town had maintained a
works in Westchester, plans to and “strong cash reserves. cepted raises twice in the past 12 the budget is adopted. “healthy” fund balance of 42 per-
spend about $1 million on repav- years. cent in 2019. He explained that
ing projects. e maintenance of SALARIES “I don’t think it’s necessary; ROAD SAFETY the term applies to any fund bal-
roads and storm drainage sys- All the town departments we can put it toward something Morrissey mentioned that the ance over 20 percent.
tems, crucial to safety and water else,” Clinchy said.
quality, “continues to be a prior- have been “working hard” to put highway folks, while preparing e state Comptroller’s O ce
ity,” the supervisor wrote in a let- the plan together, Morrissey said e supervisor currently makes town road for repaving, have monitors “ scal stress,” he added.
ter to residents. at the Town Board’s ursday, $109,230 a year. e preliminary been nding deteriorated storm If a municipality goes below the
Nov. 14 meeting. plan calls for a “zero increase.” drains and conduits. 10 percent fund balance thresh-
e preliminary budget also old, it gets black marks on its
adds an o cer to the Police De- e supervisor called for a 2 “I am ne with that,” said is is relevant in light of the record.
partment and funds the purchase percent pay hike for Town Board Morrissey, recusing himself from town’s current discussion about
of an SUV. members, which would have in- further discussion of his salary. water quality, which can be af- Clinchy said that while it’s
creased their yearly salaries of fected by both stormwater run- good to have yearly scal reports,
It includes more funding for $12,612 to $12,864. Faulkner wasn’t so sure. o and, potentially, leakage from the board’s job is also to look at
parks and recreation, senior ser- “ ere’s full-time and there’s septic systems. long-range trends.
vices, and the library. But Councilmen omas A. part-time. For the supervisor and
Garrity, Richard G. Clinchy and other folks, that should stay on It has proposed building a He asked Shaver if there was
public sewer system in two of anything in the audit “that’s
For All Your Plumbing, Gas, Heating its lake communities: Lake She- troubling in terms of our nan-
& Water Treatment Needs norock and Lake Lincolndale. cial liabilities going forward?”

55 Years of Excellence 2018 AUDIT DISCUSSION Shaver responded that all mu-
e board also heard ursday nicipalities are grappling with
Happy TAKE health insurance costs, which
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for 55 years Mention ad for discount. Calling it a “challenge,” Shaver
of service! Valid on calls 1+ hours. In a nutshell, he found that predicted that such costs, espe-
Expires Nov. 30, 2019 the town had collected more in cially for town retirees, will rise
revenues—and had less expendi- by 6 percent, eating up local bud-
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Somers has been funding some
He credited the surpluses to of its capital costs out of the gen-
increased revenues from proper- eral fund, which is, Shaver said,
ty taxes, interest and penalties on “a good thing” because the town
property taxes, sales taxes, park hasn’t had to borrow money.
and recreation fees, and interest
income. Somers should continue to
stay on top of its capital plan so
According to Shaver, the ex- “it doesn’t run away from you,”
penditures side of the audit he advised.
“didn’t yield any signi cant bud-
getary savings; nothing that’s Overall, the town’s nances
worth mentioning anyway.” appear to be in good shape,
Shaver said.

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SEWERS factors that are easily found in Lake Shenorock resident Lin- certain Yorktown residents. even a faint whi of the sewer
the records of the local assessor. da Luciano continued to ques- Lake Shenorock su ers from referendum’s getting ushed.

Many of the homes in the two tion the board about the voting eutrophication, which is caused Morrissey said he told the

e town was weighing a at lake communities are older, and process. by nutrients such as phosphorus. “powers that be” that the town

fee to pay for operating and there simply isn’t enough data on Town attorney Roland E. Bar- is causes algae growth, low is “not ready for the (county) to

maintaining the sewer system, the number of bedrooms, Rob- oni Jr. said town law states that oxygen levels, and murky water. vote on getting it into the sewer

and for any nancing that could bins claimed. each person listed on a property’s Lake Lincolndale is now head- district yet.”

be incurred down the road. Some have suggested that me- deed gets a vote … but individu- ing down that path. Legislators have been “under-

Supervisor Rick Morrissey ters would be the fairer way to als who own, say, three parcels, Whether that is due to storm- standing,” the supervisor added.

said ursday that the com- go. Many homes in Lake She- can’t vote three times. water runo , septic leakage, or a Morrissey reminded everyone

munity made it known it wants norock are on public water, but Luciano told the board that combination of both, has been that “between here and Peekskill

a structure that was as “fair” as Lake Lincolndale folks have pri- she knew of at least 16 residents a bone of contention. Environ- there are a lot of municipalities

possible. vate wells. who own more than one home in mental experts argue that the that want that (plant) capacity as

e at fee is only one compo- Robbins contends that install- Lake Shenorock and Lake Lin- soil can no longer handle all the well.”

nent of covering costs. ere still ing, maintaining, and monitor- condale. e uent the hamlets generate. “ at’s where the political fray

will be a “range” because of the ing the devices would jack up “If people don’t get to vote on e town contends that while is. Hopefully, for the time being,

way the county — which owns the project’s costs and residents their properties, it’s going to be a protecting water supplies is goal we have support,” he said.

the Peekskill treatment plant would still end up with a at fee legal issue after the fact,” she said. No. 1, revitalizing the lakes—the Baroni suggested it would

where wastewater will be sent structure anyway. Town Clerk Patricia Kalba reason the one-time summer “help” if the county extended

— charges for buying into, and After residents petitioned for said the list of eligible voters communities were formed—is the buy-in period from 10 to 15

operating, its sewer district. a vote, the town set a “permis- will be based on the town’s as- important. years. He admitted, however,

e state is steering municipal- sive referendum” for December. sessment roll and their names Key to the whole endeavor is that he had never heard of that

ities like Somers toward charging However, after getting nega- checked against deeds. the county’s extending its sewer happening.

fees based on 90 percent assessed tive feedback about the project’s Lake Shenorock and Lake district to include Somers. Robbins said that path hasn’t

value and 10 percent on other “Map, Plan & Report” and re- Lincolndale are both north of e town is a tad nervous been explored with the county,

factors such as frontage, square quests for further clarity, it put the Amawalk Reservoir, one of about what may happen to its but the subject is not “inappro-

footage, or number of bedrooms, o the vote until next spring. a dozen water sources in New $10 million allocation for water priate.”

Robbins said. “ e discussion at the last York City’s Croton Water Sup- quality improvements from New “Anything we can do to lessen

Consultants are leaning toward Town Board meeting was cer- ply System. e reservoir is also York City’s Department of En- the nancial impact on individ-

frontage or square footage, both tainly robust,” Robbins said. a source of drinking water for vironmental Protection if there’s ual households,” said Morrissey.

Lake Lincolndale’s John

Mooren suggested that the town

subsidize those “who are unable

to pay any surcharge whatsoever.”

“Since it only involves a hand-

ful of residents, it should not be

a real burden for the town,” he


Mooren suggested the town

acquire Heritage Hills’ sewer

treatment plant and also consid-

er connecting Lake Lincolndale

to the Amawalk water district.

Mike Sullivan of Shenorock

worried about the project’s “un-

intended consequences.”

Morrissey, seeking to assure

residents, said that the town

doesn’t foresee “any massive de-

velopment.” e town will be

putting out a paper detailing

what can and cannot happen in

R-10 districts.

A public forum on the sewer

district is set for 7:30 p.m. Tues-

Add Value day, Dec. 3, at the Lake Lincoln-
dale Clubhouse, 11 Lakeshore
Drive North.

to Your Home Residents will have the chance
to “mingle” and ask questions of
the town’s engineers.

Another such forum will be

When we’re done, there is nothing left to do. held early next year.Public hear-
ings, once the updated MP&R is
nalized, will follow. e vote is
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TRUNK For more information visit the day Bazaar will be held Sat- attend a Broadway show. Due Somers Boy
parish website at stjosephsomers. urday, November 23, from 10 to the high cost of participat- Scout Troop
org, or email the music o ce at a.m. to 4 p.m. Unique holiday ing in this event, it requires ad-

ra e, shop the tag sale, enjoy [email protected] gifts include heirloom Santas, ditional fundraising. To donate, Somers Troop 376 would like

Fundraiser at Il Fornohome baked goods and snacks at vintage German hand-blown visit and to invite all interested boys ages
ornaments, hand-knit baby go to school store > categories > 10 years and older ( fth grade
the cafe and have photos taken
with Santa Claus. Summer Trails sweaters and blankets, plus fes- Somers Stars > Donations. and up) to attend one our Troop

will host a Kids Zone, providing Il Forno Italian Kitchen and tive gift baskets to win at ra e, Weekly Meetings to learn about
the BSA Scouting Program. We
Somers Parks andchildren a safe and supervised en- Bar, 343 Route 202, is hosting a and homemade baked goods.
vironment to play in while mom fundraiser for the Somers High Co ee, tea, and lunch will be Rec employment meet at Somer’s Middle School
and dad and grandma and grand- School Class of 2023 on Monday, available. St. Luke’s Episcopal openings cafeteria every Tuesday evening
pa shop and socialize, and there is Nov. 25. Il Forno will donate 20 Church is located at 331 Route from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. No

also an arts & crafts area for chil- percent of your check (exclusive of 100, Somers. prior experience is required. For

dren to make their own holiday tax and gratuity) for lunch, dinner Fundraising for Town of Somers Department more information contact Scout-
decorations. All proceeds bene t or takeout. For more information, of Parks and Recreation employ- master Andy Cheung at Somer-

the Primrose PTA and Holiday call 914-277-7575 or visit ilforno- SHS band ment openings: [email protected]
Happiness is 100% volunteer- Must be able to work entire 6
driven. Somers Tuskers Arts Ris- Thanksgiving
Fall prevention ing Stars is fundraising for the weeks of camp, Monday-Friday, Day Turkey Trot
Admission is free. Parking is presentation Somers High School Band to June 29-Aug. 7
free at Primrose and at Somers perform at Carnegie Hall. e e Somers Track and Field
High School. GPS address is 110 Day Camp Director
Day Camp First Aid Supervi-

Primrose Street in Lincolndale, e Somers Fire Department Carnegie program, which is run sor Booster Club is hosting a anks-

NY 10540. wants to get the word out about by Manhattan Concert Produc- Day Camp Division Head giving Day Turkey Trot 5K Trail

For additional information a new initiative on medical pre- tions, is a three day event in NYC Travel Camp Assistant Direc- Race and 1 Mile Fun Run on

about Holiday Happiness,contact vention. In 2018, the re depart- which allows players to perform, tor Nov. 28 at Somers High School,

Jessica Frey [email protected] ment had approximately 2,000 hear other ensembles and receive Please submit resumes to 120 Primrose Street. For more in-

or Keri Reitman [email protected] calls for the ambulance. Over 300 written and recorded critiques [email protected] . formation, visit https://runsignup. of the calls were from members by nationally-recognized clini- If you have any questions, com/Race/NY/Somers/1stAnnua

Hanukkah Playdate of our community falling. A lot cians as well as a private clinic please contact the Recreation l anksgivingDayTurkeyTrot5K-
of these falls are avoidable. Falls session with one of them and O ce (914) 232-8441 TrailRaceand1MileFunRun.

can be devastating to a senior. It

Temple Beth Am is hosting a is the leading cause of accidental BUSINESS OWNERS:
Hanukkah Playdate on Sunday, death in people over 65. e Fire
Dec. 8, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Department has teamed up with
Temple Beth Am, 203 Church Westchester Family Care, Burke

Place, Yorktown Heights. e Rehab and Anytime Fitness on

event is free but registration is a presentation on how to prevent

required. For more information falls and providing follow-up ser- LSLCHCOORRSPA?

or the register, email marissapjli- vices. For more information or to

[email protected] Join Temple host this presentation, email Ray

Beth Am for a fun- lled hour at [email protected]

with music, PJ library storytime, Reusable Tusker
crafts and snacks.

The Sounds of bags

Christmas e SHS PTSA is selling re-
usable Bags

e Music Ministries of St. Show Your Tusker Spirit with

Joseph’s Church in Somers will these great reusable Tusker bags. 401

present e Sounds of Christ- Great for all your shopping trips,

mas, an Advent-Christmas Con- especially when the No Plas-

cert featuring works of Handel, tic Law goes into e ect in a few

Vittoria, Deford, Mendelssohn, months and you will need to bring

Willcocks and others, on Satur- reusable bags to all types of re-

day, December 7 at 7 p.m. in the tail stores. Plastic Bags w/ Front IRA
sanctuary of St. Joseph’s Church, Pocket. $8 each or 2 for $15.
95 Plum Brook Road, Somers. Cloth Bags $5 each. For more
Holiday reception follows in the information see the SHS PTSA

Parish Center. website at https://www.somerss-

Tickets are $20, and can be Choose Family Tab YOU HAVE THE CONCERNS...
purchased in advance in the Par- then PTA and SHS PTSA. Also

ish O ce. Tickets will also be available on GET THE TEAM TO HELP YOUR
available for sale in the Church St. Luke’s
Narthex after all masses the week-

end of November 30–December Holiday Bazaar
1, and at the main doors on the

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Somers Seniors

Adult services are through the Van Tassell House in Somers. For more information, contact program director Barbara Taberer at 914-232-0807 or [email protected]
You can also visit or on Facebook at Somers Senior Services. All services are for ages 60 and up.

Trips and Events rosemary potatoes. Dessert, co ee, tea, available to clothing/gift shopping plazas and balance with Lori.

soda, juices, ice tea. Holiday gifts/games including JV Mall and the Danbury Mall, Line Dancing with Richard. Tues-

Seniors can participate in regularly (our version of Let’s Make a Deal). Noon Christmas Tree; Fridays transportation to days 10:30-11:30 a.m. Richard Barnett

scheduled day trips and overnight trips to 2 p.m. Cost per senior, $39, Taxes/ area grocery stores. Destinations include has been leading group music and dance

to cultural points of interest. Additional tip/gifts all included. Checks payable to Turco’s, Stew Leonard’s and Stop and classes in Westchester for over 20 years.

information can be obtained by calling Somers Seniors. Shop, Shoprite, Door to door. Call 914- Line dancing! Beginners welcome as well

Don Belmont at 914-485-1960. Mail Nutrition 232-0807 for transportation reservation. as more seasoned dancers, singles and
checks to Somers Parks and Recreation, Library: Hop aboard our alternate couples welcome, or maybe you’d like to

P.O. Box 46, Somers N.Y. 10589 Tuesday run to the Library. Door to door. join us…have a seat, listen to the music

Sign-up for the upcoming trips be- Meals on Wheels: if you are having Activities and enjoy the dancing. Lunch is available
gins Oct. 9, noon. at Amawalk Fire De- trouble preparing meals or getting out to following the class.

partment, 1 Liberty Way, Amawalk, on shop, we can help out by delivering a hot Mah Jong Wednesdays 12:30 p.m. We

Wednesdays. meal to your home. $2 donation suggested. Creative writing class with Jo Ann: have beginner tables and tables for more

Dec. 3 Lunch at Van Tassell House: a hot Mondays 10:30 to noon beginning Sept. advanced players. Tile sets are available.

Bronx Botanical Garden Holiday meal is served Monday through Friday at 9. is will be a six week series. Card Games, speakers, holiday par-

Train Show. Come to see the new/up- noon. $2 donation. Activities and outings Ballroom and Latin Dancing with ties and Wii: Monday through Friday

dated miniature wonderland as model available to all.Transportation is available Frank Elia: ursdays at 10:30 a.m. Book Club: 12:30 p.m. last Monday

trains zip past the enchanting display of to those in need. Tai Chi for Arthritis Sept. 10 through of the month. With the assistance of the

175 plus N.Y. landmarks. Depart upper Transportation Nov. 1 with Melanie Sloane. Classes are Somers Library a monthly selection will
Reis Park at 9 a.m. with a return of 3:30 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:45- be assigned and distributed to members.

pm. Lunch on own on Arthur Ave. ere 11:45 a.m. Fridays. Do not hesitate to be critical or forth-

will be plenty of time for some holiday Wheelchair accessible vans are avail- Water Color Class: Join Diana and coming about your thoughts. We are here

shopping. Cost is $35 per senior. Checks able for transport to all destinations. Janet every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to to share, listen and enjoy.

payable to Somers Seniors. Medical Appointments: Transpor- 1 p.m. Free. Bridge 10 a.m. Tuesdays and urs-

Dec. 11 tation to medical, dental and physical Exercise Classes: 10:45 a.m. Monday days. e club welcomes new players.

Holiday Luncheon at Il Forno Ris- therapy appointments is available on is exercise and music with Lori. 10:30- Dr. Tomback, podiatrist, makes a bi-

torante, 343 Rte. 202, Somers. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and ursdays be- 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays is music and dance monthly house call.

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Senior Benefits Information or laptop so that within a few short by Bach. No registration needed - tive than medication when treat- masterpiece or be guided by Ju-

Center. Every Wednesday, 10 weeks you will have developed the rst come, rst seated! ing many common diseases. dika Lieberman, our local resi-

a.m. to 1 p.m. Senior Bene ts In- strategies to become a lifelong The Power of Plant-Based Presenter: Janet Levine, dent artist to guide you. Do join

formation Centers (SBICs) helps writer. People of all skill levels are Nutrition: How whole foods and R.D.N., D.M.D.Janet is a reg- in there fun here at the Monday

older adults 60 and over and those welcome. Space is limited to 12, so common spices can prevent and istered dietitian and dentist. Library Art class.

caring for the elderly achieve a register early! reverse disease without side ef- She has always been fascinated ACT Practice Exam With

better understanding of Medicare Dual Art Exhibit at the fects. Wednesday, November 20, by the e ects of good nutrition Applerouth. Saturday, Novem-

health plans and prescription drug Somers Library: Paintings by 6:30 - 8 p.m. Eating a whole food, on health. After learning about ber 16, from 12:30 pm - 4:30

coverage. Information is provided Marion Cumins & Photographs plant-based diet has been scien- plant-based nutrition seven years pm. ere is a di erence between

about di erent types of govern- by DuAnne Simon. November ti cally proven to prevent and ago, she completely changed her the SAT and the ACT, and some

ment programs. 1 - 30, during library hours. is even reverse chronic illnesses, in- de nition of “healthy foods.” Ja- students do better on one over the

If you can’t visit the library in double exhibit features the bo- cluding heart disease, diabetes and net is passionate about helping other. Here is your opportunity to

person, you can leave a message tanical and bird drawings by artist gastro-intestinal diseases. It is also people learn what foods to eat try your hand at the ACT without

on the SBIC helpline at 914-231- Marion Cumins. the diet many athletes choose to that help to avoid chronic diseases having to worry about the score

3260 or email us at [email protected] Westchester Writers Work- achieve maximum performance. and eliminate the need for many going anywhere. After the test, with your name, num- shop: ursdays on the 1st, 3rd Come nd out how simple it medications. participants will receive an ex-

ber, a time to call from 9 a.m. to (& 5th if there is one) of the month can be to prepare plant-based Winter/Holiday Art Using tensive score-report showing you

5 p.m. and whether your interest from 6:30 - 8:30 pm - Calling all foods that are satisfying, nutrition Acrylics & Watercolor: Mon- exactly where your strengths and

is in Medicare services or other writers and poets! Looking for a packed and taste amazing! In this days, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9, & 12/16 weaknesses are, PLUS a personal-

bene ts. A counselor will return writers group to help with that presentation, you will discover: from 10:30 pm -12:30 pm. We ized consultation to go over your

your call within two business days. writer’s block? Looking for some • What eating plant-based re- will use water colors, add salt & scores and answer your questions!

SBIC will not meet on days the feedback on your memoir, short ally means and why it is so healthy make glittery snow scenes and Please bring graphing calculator,

Somers schools are closed due to story, novel, or poem? Need some • How plant-based nutrition holiday cards. You can use our pens, pencils, and water and snack

snow. editing or polishing tips for your can be healthier and more e ec- imagination to create your own bar (optional).

Somers Library Non-Fiction texts? Want to share in the love of

Book Club. Mondays, Dec. 9 writing with fellow writers? en

from 6:30-8:30 p.m. No myster- Westchester Writers Workshop

ies, no love stories, no elves, no is the one for you! We are the Arthritis is
schools for magic (not that there’s original peer review writers group the #1 cause
anything wrong with them!). We with no fees, no dues, and many of disability in
will be concentrating on history, chances to showcase your talents. America.

biography, technology, astronomy, Established in 2013, our group

computers and science. In the has helped many authors and Get Your
future, members will choose the poets prepare their work for read-
books to be read. Cookies will be ing, presentation, submission and

served. Space is limited to 15. publication. Come join us for our Jingle On

Somers Library Book Club. ursday evening group,6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays, Nov. 12, Dec. 10, 6:30 - in the Library Program Room.

8 p.m. is Somers Library spon- Our next meetings are November 300,000

sored book club will be led by Di- 7th and November 21st.

ana Cunningham, who will select Westchester Writers Work- children have

the books to be discussed at each shop. ursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m, arthritis

meeting. e titles will be mostly Nov. 21; Dec. 5, 19, Jan. 2, 16, 30;

ction, but could also be non- c- Feb.6,20; March 5,19; April 2,16,

tion or biographical. Any Somers 30; May 7, 21; June 4 & 18. Call-

library user can register/attend. ing all writers and poets! Looking Jingle Bell Run Westchester
Copies will be reserved for club for a writers group to help with
members. Space is limited to 20 that writer’s block? Looking for

people and registration is required. some feedback on your memoir, Saturday, December 7, 2019
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Brooks competes at states

Somers’ boys team places second at sectionals


Somers’ Colin Brooks became the fourth sopho- Gabriella Parisi Colin Brooks
more in program history to qualify for states with was the top qualified for states
his sixth-place nish (17:24.3) in the Class B race at finisher for with his sixth-place
the Section 1 cross-country championships on Nov. Somers’ girls
9, at Bowdoin Park. team. finish in Class B.

Seven days later at Plattsburgh State College, Peter Jordan Han heads for the final stretch.
Brooks nished in 64th place in a time of 16:07. Be- MacNeil
cause of a snowstorm several days earlier, the race competes in Tired of leaving your car in the shop
had been shortened from 5,000 meters to 4,500 me- sectionals. all day for routine maintenance?
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“Colin Brooks making states as a 10th grader was a DIANTONIO We get you in & out quickly!
huge surprise,” said Somers boys coach Mike Lacko.
“Colin was ranked 23rd in Class B coming into the No Appointment Necessary
race. I’ve told Colin all season you’re going to run
under 17:30 at sectionals. I just know it. So, for him
to place sixth in a loaded Class B race is something
myself and him will never forget. I am so proud of
Colin. We both knew he could run 17:24 and he just

nally put it all together. I am just so proud of all of
his hard work and dedication to this team.”

At sectionals, the Tuskers nished second as a
team behind Pearl River.

“It felt amazing to get second on Saturday to a
great Pearl River team,” Lacko said. “All season our
team was ranked fth in Class B and our kids knew
they could run with Pearl River and have a shot to
win. Leaving Bowdoin Park on Saturday…Yes, the
team got second, but we left as champions. e boys
left it all out there on Saturday and I can’t ask for
anything else. I am so proud of all of them and this
season was amazing and something special. I will
never forget it.”

Nicola DeMarinis, a junior, was the second Tusk-
er to nish, placing 15th in 18:01.2. Cole Willman
(19th, 18:11.2), Matt Reimann (21st, 18:14.7), Peter
MacNeil (23rd, 18:18.4), omas Parisi (33rd) and
Joe Torre (34th) rounded out the top seven nishers.

e girls were led again by Gabriella Parisi, who
nished 37th in a time of 23:09.4 in the Class B
race. Katie Hill (53rd), Jordan Han (55th), Maeve
Janecka (56th), Avni Madhwesh (57th), Katherine
Olsen (61st) and Emma Murphy (63rd) were in the
top seven runners for Somers.
“I thought the girls performed well at sectionals
and ended the season on a good note,” Somers coach
John Vegliante said. “We’re going to miss this senior
group but I’m excited for the future as we return a
solid corps of runners next year.”

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Julie Vitale (No. 3)


Setter steps into starting role as senior

BY ROB DIANTONIO By the end of the season, our means and having that team be- have watched the Jets play some Best place to eat around in
CONTRIBUTING WRITER team really came together and come family. ey have always really rough games but always Somers?
played as a family. kept me focused and happy. continue to keep their head up,
Senior Julia Vitale was the especially after being beat by In Somers I can’t choose be-
starting setter on Somers’ vol- As a senior on the team, ey encourage and help me to the Dolphins this year. All their tween Somers Super Deli, Mo-
leyball team this past season. how much did you value being do what I love and always stand hard work paid o after beating bil or Bobo’s. ey all have qual-
a leader? beside me. the Giants. ity food.
e Tuskers nished the season What is your favorite music
with a 9-11 record, with their Being a senior leader on the Tell us one thing about to listen to warming up for a Facebook, Twitter, Snap-
biggest win coming over annual team is very important to me. It yourself that not a lot of game? chat or Instagram? Why?
powerhouse, Walter Panas. was a honor to be taught by very people know?
talented upperclassmen, includ- Before every game I listen to Snapchat. It’s very popular for
How old were you when you ing Alexa Casciano, who took My rst job was at a yogurt rap with Pooja Rao. It has be- our generation. Everyone uses it
started playing volleyball and me under her wing coming up shop called Aunt B’s! come a serious tradition that and it’s a fast way to communi-
how did you get started? to varsity last year. I learned a lot puts us in the best hype mood cate with your friends ether hi-
watching them play and their Do you plan on continuing for game time. Lil Tecca is an larious or cool things. It also just
I rst played volleyball with attitudes on and o the court. to play volleyball in college? If important artist on our pregame lets you stay in touch with them.
Ms.Turkewitz in seventh grade! So, learning from them and be- yes, where are you going and playlist.
I started playing because my ing a responsible leader to the why did you pick that school? For a young athlete growing
older sisters loved the sport and underclassmen or new girls on If you could have one up in Somers, what would you
I knew I would love it to! I en- varsity was an important role to No, sadly I will not be con- superpower, what would it be tell them about the experience
joyed watching their games and play. tinuing volleyball at a division and why? of being part of the volleyball
soon enough I tried out for the level but may participate in club program and why should they
team. What was your favorite or intramural volleyball! Reading minds has been a su- go out for the team?
team activity, pregame or perpower I’ve always wanted. I
How did you feel the team postgame ritual that you Do you know what you want think it would be cool to always In Somers, we’re starting to
performed overall during the shared with your teammates? to study in college? If yes, know what’s on people’s mind introduce volleyball at a younger
volleyball season? what and why? or know their next move. age like we do with other sports.
Getting Salsa Fresca or Bo- I recommend everyone does
Overall, I feel our team per- bo’s with the team before or I am going into college un- If you could pick one place volleyball. e volleyball team
formed great over the season. after games is by far my favor- declared, but I may nd myself to visit on vacation that you’ve is a family on and o the court.
We had a few games that went ite ritual. Also purchasing Ga- in the biomedical engineering never been to, where would Everything about it is fun, in-
to the fth set that didn’t end in torades with the sippy cup top you go and why? tense and quick. With work
our favor but we had some great before games. eld. I have been taking engi- it’s easy to improve your skills
accomplishments other times! neering since eighth grade and Bora Bora because I have and quickly becomes a hobby.
We would play to the best of Who has been your biggest I feel it has always been an im- never been anywhere tropical. People who don’t play it wish
our ability and pull out a win. role model over the years and portant class to me. e engi- they did and say it’s even fun
We had some really great wins what have you learned from neering eld expands every day What is your favorite food to to watch. Joining the volleyball
including beating Panas, which them? and it would be great to be apart eat before or after a game? team when I was younger and
Somers hasn’t done in over a de- of it. sticking with it has been one of
cade! is was a huge team win! My parents. I have learned Chicken cutlet on a roll with the best decisions of my life.
what being dedicated to a sport Who is your favorite pro or hot sauce and lettuce, a blue
college sports team? Gatorade and a Snickers bar.

My favorite pro team is the
Jets or Rangers. Growing up I

Thursday, November 21, 2019 SPORTS The Somers Record – Page 27

Student-athletes make college picks

Student-athletes from Somers High School made their college picks o cial • Rachel Ross, soccer, Rider University
on National Signing Day on Wednesday, Nov. 13. • Nicholas Rossi, lacrosse, Lafayette College
• Alexis Atkinson, soccer, Iona College
• Kayleigh Kenny, soccer, Drexel University • Jessica Rodriguez, soccer, Iona College
• Megan Dineen, lacrosse, SUNY Albany • Danielle Roberts, basketball, Roberts Wesleyan College

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Somers Red Storm wins U14 championship

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1. Small viper 55. One who noisily enjoys
4. Some are covert 56. About blood 18. Small peg of wood
7. A waiver of liability (abbr.) 57. Transaction verification system 20. Stretch of swampy ground
10. Speak out (abbr.) 22. Is indebted to
11. Retirement plan 59. Related through female family 27. Where you were born (abbr.)
12. Small dog members 28. A team’s best pitcher
13. City in Iraq 60. Low velocity grenade 29. Cool!
15. Car mechanics group 61. “In Living Color” comedian 31. Female sibling
16. Shrimp-like creature 62. Veterans battleground 32. This stimulates the thyroid
19. Majestic 63. Expression of creative skill (abbr.)
21. TV detective 64. Midway between northeast and 33. Reserved
23. Central Canadian province east 37. More prickled
24. Causing to wind around 65. Patti Hearst’s captors 38. Forbidden by law
25. Wise man 39. One-time presidential candidate
26. Knicks legend Willis CLUES DOWN 40. A TV show has more than one
27. Muscular weaknesses 1. Something useful 41. A place to stash things
30. John Stockton compiled them 2. It goes great with peppers and 42. Defunct currency in India
34. South American plant onions 43. Causes to ferment
35. To some extent 3. Orifice 44. A type of gland
36. Where manners are displayed 4. Turned into bone 47. __ Humbug!
41. Showy 5. The Princess could detect it 48. Everyone has one
45. Fall down 6. Bands of colors 49. Punctuation
46. Shoelaces are often this 7. Makes use of 51. Central American fruit
47. Disease-causing bacterium 8. Central African country 52. Brooklyn hoopster
50. Egg-shaped wind instrument 9. Lake in the Kalahari Desert 53. 100 square meters
54. Sufferings 13. He was a “Chairman” 58. Local area network
14. Legally possess

CLUES ACROSS B 13. Supreme being
48. Bar bill 15. Ductless gland
1. Study of sight 51. Romanian city 18. Parts producer (abbr.)
7. Becomes less intense 53. Greek sorceress 21. Not arranged in a straight line
13. Juicy, soft fruit 55. Small water bird 24. Red sweet peppers
14. A great ape 56. Tropical Asian plants 26. Famed protest yacht
16. All-time NY Giants great 58. “Unforgettable” singer 27. Drain
17. Big Apple native 59. Belonging to a bottom layer 30. Distributes
19. Home of the Flyers (abbr.) 60. Potato state 32. Small, savory dishes
20. People stand in them 61. A toy that spins 35. Web of Things (abbr.)
22. Automotive legend Iacocca 64. “A-Team” character 37. Defunct aerospace company
23. Influential linguist 65. Ornamental molding 38. Lacking consistency
25. __ and Andy, TV show 67. Covers again 39. Type of retriever
26. Wives (law) 69. Poets write them 42. Barrier
28. Discriminating 70. Appear 43. Senior officer
29. Star Wars hero Solo 46. Categories
30. Married woman CLUES DOWN 47. Call it a career
31. A digital tape recording of sound 1. Popular mid-size Kia 49. Suitable for growing crops
33. Chinese dialect 2. Image management (abbr.) 50. High jumping legend Iolanda
34. Angolan monetary unit 3. Prongs 52. Hairy
36. A type of sheen 4. Cools 54. Dish made with lentils
38. “Ash Wednesday” poet 5. It produces milk 55. TNT broadcaster Craig
40. Nobel Prize-winning chemist 6. Trends 57. Used to align parts
41. Spoke angrily 7. Concurred 59. Cold, dry Swiss wind
43. Separated with a tool 8. Chinese cabbage __ choy 62. Water in the solid state
44. Relative biological effectiveness 9. Greek war god 63. A great play
(abbr.) 10. Straits along the Red Sea 66. Atomic #45 (abbr.)
45. Actors’ group 11. Railway 68. Big shot lawyer (abbr.)
47. A type of ship (abbr.) 12. Washing with water

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Share your bounty with family

Other education-funding op- squabbles when it’s time to settle

GUEST tions also are available, such as your estate.
CORNER a custodial account, commonly • Solicit suggestions for chari-
known as an UGMA or UTMA. table giving. Sharing some of
If you have grown children, you what you have with charitable or
O’DONOVAN could still contribute to a 529 community organizations will also

plan for your grandchildren. help ful ll the spirt of anksgiv-

• Develop – and communi- ing. And you can make it a family

cate – your estate plans. While a air by asking your loved ones

As anksgiving approaches, you may want to be as generous which groups they would like

it’s meaningful to re ect on the as possible to your loved ones to support. Not only will you be

origin of the holiday – Native during your lifetime, you may helping a worthy cause, but you’ll

Americans and pilgrims sharing desire to leave something behind also be teaching your children

their bounty of food with each as part of your legacy. And that about the value of money – in

other. means you will need to develop this case, the ability to use money

As you gather with your loved a comprehensive estate plan. you’ve saved to help make a posi-

ones this year, perhaps you can Such a plan will allow you to tive contribution to society.

think of ways to share not only express your wishes about where By sharing your bounty with

your dinner, but also your nan- you want your assets to go, who your loved ones and your com-

cial bounty. will take care of your children if munity on anksgiving, you’ll you can get from your actions. 247 Route 100, Suite 200, Somers,

In terms of bounty-sharing, something happens to you, how help create a more memorable NY 10589 (next to Somers Sports

here are some suggestions you you want to be treated should you holiday for everyone. So, be gen- is article was written by Edward Arena). Reach him at 914-401-

may nd helpful, no matter your become incapacitated, and other erous, be creative – and be pre- Jones for use by your local nancial 9218 or [email protected]

age or that of your children: important issues. Your estate plan pared for how much satisfaction advisor, Michael O’Donovan, at

• Make appropriate gifts. If will need to include the appropri-

you have young children, you ate documents and arrangements

may want to get them started – last will and testament, living PUZZLE SOLUTIONS
with a savings account to help trust, power of attorney, health

them develop positive nancial care directive, and so on. To cre- Corresponding to Last Week’s November 14 Issue

habits. You could even make it a ate such a plan, you may need CROSSWORD A CROSSWORD B SUDOKU
anksgiving tradition to mea- to work with a team of profes-

sure how their accounts have sionals, including your nancial,

grown from year to year. But you tax and legal advisors. And it’s

can go even further by starting to essential that you communicate

fund an education savings vehicle the existence and details of your

such as a 529 plan. is account estate plan to your loved ones.

can provide valuable tax bene ts By doing so, you can help them

and gives you total control of the know what to expect and what’s

money until your children are expected of them to help avoid

ready for college or trade school. unpleasant surprises and familial



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