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Published by Halston Media, 2019-09-19 17:05:01

Mahopac News 09.19.19

VOL. 10 NO. 29 Visit TapIntoMahopac.net for the latest news. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Attorneys duke it out at cell tower public hearing

BY BOB DUMAS
EDITOR

In an epic battle between two

attorneys, the lawyer for Home-

land Towers, which seeks to build

two cell towers in residential

neighborhoods in Mahopac, and

the lawyer who represents nearly

40 residents in those neighbor-

hoods, went toe-to-toe during a

Planning Board public hearing

last week.

Homeland led site plan ap-

plications for towers at 36 Dixon

Road and 254 Croton Falls Road

nearly a year ago, and since then,

residents who oppose the plans

have been meeting and plotting

their strategies to have the appli-

cations rejected.

However, the residents are up

against the 1996 federal Telecom-

munications Act, which treats

wireless carriers like a utility and

doesn’t leave local municipalities

much latitude when it comes to

disapproving such site plan ap-

plications. PHOTO: BOB DUMAS
But Andrew Campanelli, an Attorney Andrew Campanelli, who represents residents opposed to two cell tower proposals, addresses the Planning Board during last week’s
attorney for Merrick, N.Y.-based public hearing.

Campanelli & Associates, who ning Board at the Sept. 11 public port to me that it is denied for a towers; the potential negative ef- has ruled that “adverse aesthetic

represents the residents, said that hearing to lay out his case against reason that does not run afoul of fect on property values; and the impacts are a valid reason to deny

the Telecommunications Act is both proposed towers. the federal Telecommunications need of the towers. the application.”

not as di cult to overcome as “It is not enough to simply get Act of 1996,” he said. As for the aesthetic impact, “I have included detailed letters

wireless carriers would have one you (the Planning Board) to deny Campanelli argued three basic Campanelli said that the U.S. SEE CELLTOWER PAGE 24
believe. He went before the Plan- the application; it is of equal im- points: the aesthetic impact of the Court of Appeals, second circuit,

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Your NeighborTHURSDAY,SEPTEMBER19,2019 MAHOPAC NEWS PAGE 3

Mahopac Methodist Church closing its doors

After nearly a century, oldest congregation in Putnam bids farewell

BY CAROL REIF
CONTRIBUTING WRITER

e bells of the little stone church on

the shores of Lake Mahopac have spoken

to both the faith and secular community

for nearly 100 years.

In a precious few days, they will be

ringing, sadly not to call worshippers to

Sunday services, but to herald the church’s

deconsecration—a bittersweet celebration

of its life and mission.

In August, members made the painful

decision to close the Lake Mahopac Unit-

ed Methodist Church on Mount Hope

Road after decades of struggling to boost

membership, raise funds for repairs, and to

keep the circa-1922 Gothic-style building

from deteriorating.

Back in 2008, the church’s oor was

deemed unsafe after being damaged by

ooding from a nearby stream. e heat-

ing system was defunct. Stained glass

windows were damaged. e pipe organ

couldn’t be used because it was too cold

inside the sanctuary.

And the congregation itself was dwin-

dling.

ings were looking grim.

Regional church leaders were recom-

mending that remaining members join PHOTOS COURTESY OF HEIDI FIEDERLEIN-KESPER

neighboring Methodist congregations. The church’s congregation gathers for a rededication service on the front lawn of the church in 2011.
But after many prayers—and a big pub-

licity campaign—the church managed to

raise $150,000 to replenish its building ture, Outreach, Witness) Cooperative said. After all, faith is “a muscle; it’s meant ‘Over the last two years,

fund. Parish. Cooperative parishes share ap- to be exercised.”

A heating system, slate roof tiles, and pointed pastors. we’ve been lucky to get
ower boxes were installed. And a new “It’s challenging to have the same per- FAR REACHING EFFECTS ve to 10 people a week.’
carillon, an automated musical instrument, son in the pulpit every Sunday if you can’t Also a ected by the closure are organi-

allowed hymns to sound from the steeple. a ord to pay them,” Fiederlein-Kesper zations such as Troll Lodge of the Sons - Heidi Fiederlein-Kesper
Sta -Parish Relations Chair
e oor was ripped up and replaced. explained. of Norway, a cultural club that met at the

e biggest blessing of all was that pews Individual churches cope by using lay church’s circa-1950s Parish Hall and held

were starting to ll back up. During the speakers and by holding joint services. its Scandinavian Holiday Fair there; Put-

renovation e ort, attendance blossomed e LMUMC held its last services last nam Progressives, a politically oriented

to about 30 a week, according to Heidi Easter. organization of concerned citizens; and but let go fallow,” meaning it will only be

Fiederlein-Kesper, sta -parish relations “It’s been a long time coming, sadly,” Alcoholics Anonymous. Earlier this year, used for weddings or funerals. e proper-

chair, who literally grew up in the church. said Fiederlein-Kesper. when it read the handwriting on the wall, ty will be managed by the church district.

“Baptized, communed, and married But, she said, “closing the doors does AA found another place to meet. To maintain its not-for-pro t status with

here,” she said, fondly recalling a time dur- not mean we’re walking away from our e church had once also hosted a nurs- the town of Carmel, however, the church

ing her childhood when the sanctuary was church family. We’re the body of Christ, ery school, bible study, and con rmation must hold a service at least once a year.

so packed, they had to open the pocket not the building of Christ.” classes. Its Election Eve ham dinner was Or it could be targeted for a “church

doors and set up folding chairs to accom- Members will be able to transfer to very popular. And its e orts to collect food plant”—the establishment of a new

modate everyone. other churches in the NOW Cooperative: for a local food pantry and school supplies church—if demographics change.

Alas, the reprieve was only temporary. First United Methodist Church of Brew- for youngsters were appreciated by the ere is some hope that things will turn

“Over the last two years, we’ve been ster (Putnam County); Drew UMC (Put- community. Volunteers also put together around population-wise as more young

lucky to get ve to 10 people a week,” she nam County); Purdys UMC (Westchester baskets of anksgiving goodies for the families, hoping to escape the city, move

said. County); and Holmes UMC (Dutchess needy and Christmas presents for families up to Putnam and re-settle near train lines.

And, because it’s a non-pro t organi- County), Fiederlein-Kesper said. beset by violence. Evidence of that growth has been seen in

zation, without enough folks “tithing”— One member of the NOW family, several other Hudson Valley communities.

setting aside a portion of their incomes to Mount Hope UMC, a pretty little white BUILDING’S FATE It could even be used for a “mission cen-

nancially support it—there simply wasn’t clapboard church on Hill Street in Ma- As for the fate of the beloved building ter” during times of crises or emergencies,

enough in the co ers to continue keeping hopac, closed its doors in 2016, a year after itself, there are a number of things that she said.

the lights or heat on. its longtime pastor, Rev. Willett Porter, could happen.

On Aug. 10, members reluctantly voted passed away. It, too, had been su ering First, it could be sold. But that’s a “last HOPE FOR FUTURE

to throw in the towel. eir meeting was from a declining membership and didn’t resort,” Fiederlein-Kesper said. Rev. Vink said she was sad that the

presided over by the district superinten- have the nancial means to make major If so, its pews, stained-glass windows, church was closing, but hopeful that

dent, Rev. Tim Riss, and lead elder, Rev. repairs or renovations, such as plumbing. and other ttings would be given new life “people in Lake Mahopac will rediscover

Martha E. Vink. Trying times can test a person’s faith. in other Methodist churches. SEE CHURCH PAGE 17

e church is part of the NOW (Nu- But that’s expected, Fiederlein-Kesper e church could also be “held static,


PAGE 4 MAHOPAC NEWS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Mahopac FD remembers 9-11 victims

BY BOB DUMAS the second place struck the south on] the USS New York.” and I hope nobody ever forgets. emony, members of the re de-
EDITOR tower. Jones said Patriots Day was It’s entrenched in our minds.” partment placed a wreath at the
gates of the 9-11 memorial.
Members of the Mahopac MVFD Fire Commissioner important so that Americans al- At the conclusion of the cer-
Volunteer Fire Department held George Jones noted the small ways remember what happened
a brief but somber ceremony on monument in front of the gate on that day.
Wednesday, Sept. 11, to com- was made from a piece of the
memorate Patriots Day, the day World Trade Center. “As we stand here, we all re-
America pays tribute to victims member the 343 [ re depart-
of 9-11 at the twin towers, the “We have a piece from the ment] members that were mur-
Pentagon and the elds of Penn- towers,” he said. “ is piece of dered that day and all people that
sylvania. steel is cut from the same piece were in the towers, more than
of steel that is from [a monument 3,000,” he said. “It’s a somber day
At the ceremony at the re-
house, held at the department’s
monument at the corner of
Route 6 and Croton Falls Road,
there were two moments of si-
lence; one at 8:46 a.m., when the

rst plane hit the north tower,
and another at 9:03 a.m., when

Fire Commissioner George MVFD members Laurie Smith and Bob Andren place the wreath.
Jones leads a moment of

silence at the Mahopac Fire
Department’s 9-11 monument.

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PAGE 6 MAHOPAC NEWS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Tobacco 21 legislation seems to be working Residents
will be
First compliance checks nd no violations able to
get dog
Results are in from the recent Tobacco 21 compliance check visits have had positive results with respect to enforcement of this much licenses
online
to local tobacco and vape shops. Out of 29 shops visited around the needed public health law.”

county from June 12 through Aug. 12, none were found to be selling Executive director of e Prevention Council of Putnam, Kristin

to young people. McConnell, thanked the health department for its enforcement ef-

Tobacco 21 legislation went into e ect earlier this year, making it forts.

illegal to sell tobacco, nicotine and vaping products to anyone under “We have worked together to educate around this Tobacco 21 for

the age of 21. Previously, the legal age to buy these products had some time. But having a law on the books is just the rst step,” she

been 18, and these compliance checks continue with distinct com- said. “Without enforcement, there is no real health bene t.”

pliance result numbers under the longstanding ATUPA program, For more than 20 years, the health department has coordinated

named after the Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention Act. youth visits to retail establishments to ensure tobacco products were

“ ese compliance check results for Tobacco 21 are good news,”said not being sold to minors under 18, through ATUPA. Now with

County Executive MaryEllen Odell, who supported the new legisla- the sponsorship of the Prevention Council of Putnam, the compli-

tion. “ e Prevention Council of Putnam and our health department ance check program has been expanded and includes enforcement BY BOB DUMAS
EDITOR
have done a good job of educating the public, legislators and now retail of Tobacco 21, which passed the Putnam legislature late last year.

establishments. Obviously, the word has been spread and stores are Statewide Tobacco 21 recently passed in Albany and will go into

following the law.Vaping has become a serious problem in our schools. e ect on Nov. 13. It’s about to get a little easier

is should help reduce that.” e Prevention Council of Putnam County is a not-for-pro t for dog owners in the town of

Health Commissioner Dr. Michael J. Nesheiwat added that organization founded in 1985. Its mission is to promote education Carmel to license their pets.

“many youths think vape products are a safe alternative to tradi- and awareness related to substance use disorders and problem gam- At the Town Board’s Sept. 4

tional cigarettes, but nothing can be further from the truth.” bling to the residents of Putnam County and the surrounding area, meeting, town attorney Greg

“ ere are a host of harmful ingredients, some of which are car- by providing up-to-date information and services related to preven- Folchetti explained that the

cinogenic, in electronic cigarettes,” he said. “Our sta have worked tion, treatment and recovery. process is similar to the one in

closely supervising local youth visits to Putnam’s retail establish- which residents can pay their

ments to see if they would be able to purchase these items. We Article courtesy of the Putnam County Department of Health taxes online with a credit card.

“It is pretty much a mirror of

the payment process we have for

the receiver of taxes,” he said.

Folchetti said the town will

pay about $800 for the service in

the rst year, and then $300 for

maintenance and support in the

second of a three-year agreement.

Residents who use the service

will pay a convenience fee of

2.45 percent with a minimum

payment of $1.75.

“It saves them a trip to Town

Hall, and the paperwork is

streamlined and expedited”

Folchetti told the board. “It’s

a boiler plate agreement. e

only change we can make is the

choice of law provisions so if

there is a dispute, it’s litigated in

New York State.”

Folchetti noted that the ser-

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PAGE 8 MAHOPAC NEWS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Lieutenant governor keynote Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul
speaker at Dems’ fundraiser addresses the crowd at the
Democrat Party fundraiser
Harckham, Galef also help to rally Putnam Democrats at Mahopac Golf and
Beach Club last week.

PHOTO: BOB DUMAS

BY BOB DUMAS ursday night (Sept. 12) as the semblywoman Sandy Galef, were
EDITOR keynote speaker for the Putnam on hand to rally the troops in the
Democrats’ annual fundraiser. Dems’ ongoing e orts to make
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul came to inroads into an overwhelmingly
Mahopac Golf and Beach Club Hochul, along with state Sen. Republican county.
Pete Harckham and state As-
“Carmel is ground zero for
FOR RENT Putnam County; certainly a town started doing what we could and last year.
Heritage Hills that is red that we’d like to turn started running candidates. I ran “So, I reassure you that with
purple,”said Jennifer Colamonico, for supervisor in 2001 to show
1 BEDROOM/1.5 BATH, 960 SQ. FT. chair of the Carmel Democratic our Democratic ag and I got my hard work and great candidates
$2300/MO. PLUS Security Deposit Party, who emceed the event. “We clock cleaned. But we kept run- a Democrat can win in Putnam
have momentum on our side. Our ning people and running people County and Sheri Langley is
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right direction.” the point where we actually won a willing to vote for Democrats here,
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Renter Pays Water Usage, Electric,Telephone/Wireless/Cable Harckham, who upset former town board candidates, and then they need good candidates. And
Sen. Terrence Murphy in 2018, won a supervisor. And with this Lt. Gov. Hochul is living proof
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elected in 30 years,” he said. “Once
you got north of New Castle,
there really was no Democratic
framework organization. I went
to Democratic committee meet-
ings in the town of Bedford and
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e times they are a-changin’ Flowing into fall
from the Peabody. Arriving at the hotel
HERE in time for dessert, we quickly said our LIFE, And instead it is autumn. Around you
AND hellos, made our apologies, and promised HEALTH, the leaves begin to fall, sporadically at
NOW! to be on time for the ceremony the next POLITICS
day. rst and then more deliberately, piling
BERNIE
KOSBERG e wedding was majestic (way out of up everywhere. e yearly death of green
my league), and we thoroughly enjoyed
In late August of 1969, many of my the entire evening. Overcome by the aura MARA leafy abundance is imminent.
friends, including several war vets and sentiment of the day, later that night, SCHIFFREN And that dipping of the temperature,
recently home from Vietnam, hitched in a motel room that was in dire need of
their way up from the city to the music fresh paint and a new mattress, I pro- the rst moments of chill, the daily re-
festival at Yasgur’s Farm in Bethel, N.Y. posed to that enigmatic young woman
Some danced naked in the rain and who drove those many miles with me. A minder as you begin to watch summer
smoked pot, a few dropped acid, all were week later, she accepted.
absorbed in the music and exhilarated by owers die o and the leaves fall, all of
the revelry, una ected by the wet weather is past August marked the 50th The fall equinox which we cel- this conspires to create a more serious
and muddy terrain. anniversary of Woodstock. It spurred a ebrate this year on Sept. 23 is my mood than summer allows. All those
favorite time of year. e cusp habits and practices and dreams you let
Upwards of half a million traveled to ood of recollections and an overarching between late summer, with its delightful a slip a bit in the summer pop back into
Woodstock that weekend, many rep- question: What, culturally, has changed
resenting the countercultural, anti-war in the past half-century? profusion of owers and the slightly de- your brain and demand their space in
movement of that time. e open display
of free love, drugs and irreverence toward In her recent article, “Ten Major crepit state of some plants whose leaves your life. And you reconsider them. e
the ag were a direct challenge to the Social Changes in the 50 Years Since
predominately conservative social views Woodstock, Lydia Saad cites Gallup’s are beginning to lose color or wither on sense of discipline takes you over again.
prevalent during that era. rundown of changing U.S. cultural norms
since Woodstock. According to Saad, “In the branch. Autumn clematis climbs ev- Purpose and repurposing. Time for
It was wartime, and my vet college 1969, the majority of Americans were
buddies and I were attending City Col- very religious, disapproved of premarital erywhere, on every fence and every bush thought. Time for depth. Time for pro-
lege, one of the most liberal universi- sex and frowned on interracial marriage.
ties in the country, on the GI Bill. We Half opposed rst-trimester abortions, nearby. And morning glory thread their fundity. e subconscious body clock at
all seemed cut from the same cloth; we and many thought gay relations should
yearned for a more open, classless society be illegal. Bias against women and blacks blue and purple buds throughout. White work.
and we attended anti-war marches and who might run for president was perva-
demonstrations, enthusiastically voicing sive, and a majority of women preferred Peegee Hydrangea blossoms have by For the body is the repository of wis-
the “make-love-not-war” refrains of the to be homemakers rather than work
day. outside the home.” now blushed their way into deeper pinks dom that we—in the modern West—

However, I was not at Woodstock on Today, according to Gallup, American and occasional purple, as the tempera- don’t always allow into our conscious
that famous weekend. I only heard about culture has changed radically:
it. Instead, I was driving my old, beat-up ture begins falling, before we cut them, minds. We prefer to override its wisdom
Triumph down to Memphis, Tenn., with Our a nity for religion is waning. e
a redheaded beauty from the Bronx at my percentage of Americans saying religion dry them and bring them inside in with our brains. e fast talking, smart
side. I was asked to be the best man at is very important to them, as well as
my childhood buddy’s wedding, a major church attendance, has dropped pre- memoriam of beauty past. Daisies are as heck, monkey mind. Most of us in the
a air at the George Peabody Hotel - and cipitously since the Woodstock era and,
I had no intention of disappointing him. especially in the last 15 years. scattered everywhere in their fruitless West prefer to live in our brains rather

We struck out for Memphis, on Friday Premarital sex is no longer taboo. attempt to remake the world in teeny than inhabit the two together, mind and
morning, but no matter how hard I What had once been a xed, narrow-
pressed down on that gas pedal, I couldn’t minded ide—that women must wait until yellow faces. body in unity to achieve a higher state.
get the damn car—which was in sore marriage to consummate a relationship—
need of a tune-up I couldn’t a ord—to is no longer the case. Seventy-one per- ere’s a burgeoning chaos that Connecting to the body takes some
go over 50. Worried that we’d miss the cent of Americans now support the idea
rehearsal dinner on Saturday night, we of having sex relations before marriage. abounds. And the weather keeps uctu- work, a peaceful interlude, the practice
drove straight through, stopping for a
few catnaps here and there. Some 30 Seventy-three percent of Americans ating, every day a surprise, between days of purposeful deep relaxation, putting
hours later, we pulled into a ramshackle say gay or lesbian relations between
motel just o Beale Street, a few blocks consenting adults should be legal. Over whose temperatures compete with high our nervous system into a parasympa-
60 percent of Americans now approve of
gay marriage. summer and days where the cooling feels thetic state. And then we can listen to

Interracial marriage has become widely dramatic and you bring out your favorite the voice of wisdom within that sudden-

SEE KOBERG PAGE 12 cozy clothing to wrap about yourself. ly emerges, quietly at rst. But the more

Mugs of pumpkin spice co ee, apple we listen, the more attuned to its voice

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harvest with their sweet complex tastes surviving winter – was more fraught

are available fresh. And they taste even than it is today.

better when you eat them right o the So, instead of leaning into resistance,

tree or the vine. In my own case, grow- resisting the turn of the clock, resisting

ing up, my best friend’s family owned an autumn—seasonal death and spring re-

apple orchard. And every year I would newal— this fall take some time to listen

go to visit. Together we would climb to the voice of wisdom within. If you

the trees, tasting apples of every kind allow it into your life, it will guide you

and riding her Shetland ponies all about well.

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e devil wears pistachio KOSBERG Americans reported that three
or more children per family
LOST IN for a nut much less a woman over were scooping up the pistachio- FROM PAGE 10 was ideal. Today, the prefer-
SUBURBIA 50 with a fading summer tan. colored clothing as though there ence for large families is 41
was about to be a shortage of pis- accepted. Americans’ approval percent.
TRACY Generally, I tend not to do tachios and they might be forced of marriage between blacks
BECKERMAN well with clothing colors that to settle for clothes in avocado and whites has risen to 87 Willingness to support
are named for foods. I don’t look instead. As I watched in awe, I percent. a woman for president is
Every year around this good in eggplant, or cantaloupe, decided it couldn’t hurt to try on nearly universal; ninety-four of
time, I get inundated with or mustard, so I didn’t hold out one pistachio-colored coat just to On the topic of abortion, 60 Americans say they would vote
emails telling me about much hope for pistachio. And see how awful it would actually percent of Americans think it for a woman to be president.
the latest fall trends and what I really, calling a color pistachio look on me. I didn’t want to be should be legal within the rst
should buy and what I should doesn’t distract from the fact one of those women who judged three months. And, in circum- Lastly, despite the unbound
toss. Having been down this that it is basically just ugly green. a trend without trying it, even if stances in which the mother’s smoking of pot at Woodstock,
wardrobe rabbit hole before, I It falls somewhere on the color it did make me look like I’d just health would be endangered in 1969, it’s taken half a cen-
didn’t want to make a fall fash- wheel between hospital room- had food poisoning. or when the child would be tury for Americans to support
ion faux-pas, such as I did last green and algae, neither of which born with serious medical the legalization of marijuana.
year, when one trendsetting site are a particularly good shade for But as I reached for my size, problems, most Americans Interestingly, smoking pot is
told me that the “it” shoe was a anyone. When your clothes give another woman in a pistachio- support legalized abortion, as far more popular today— a 66
pointed witchy boot that was so you the pallor of a dead person, induced shopping frenzy reached well. percent approval rating—than
tight it nearly made my pinky you know it’s time to move on. past me and whisked the coat o Donald Trump is as president,
toes fall o . the rack and into her basket. Being a homemaker is no with a 40 percent approval
I was duly forewarned when longer a woman’s preferred rating.
So, this year I cross-referenced I hit the stores after Labor Day, “Excuse me,” I said. “I was just vocation. e study found
all the fashion sources to see what and even though I was expecting about to try that on.” most American women, today, e cultural changes roiling
everyone agreed on. it, the site of all that pistachio- prefer to work outside the in this country, back in ’69 seem
ness was still a shock. ere were “Just take another one,” she home. to now be moving in a steadily
And the consensus was… pistachio pants and pistachio said dismissively. progressive direction.
pistachio. coats and even little pistachio Smaller family size is now
berets for the woman who wants “ at was the last one in my valued. In 1967, 70 percent of e times they are a-changin’.
e big fall color was pistachio. some panache with her pistachio. size,” I replied.
As photos of pretty clothes in Letters and Op-Ed Policy
hideous shades of pistachio swam A woman with pistachio- “Forget it,” she replied. “I’m Letters to the editor and op-ed submissions may be edited.
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Counseling provides resources to
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BY BOB DUMAS e “experience,” Hardy learned, talk about internships. I had a student Photo:
EDITOR was not just helping students write this year who said he wanted to go Bob Dumas
college essays, prepare for tests and into television broadcasting. I know
After Dr. Deborah Hardy left someone at the Carmel cable sta- terviews, as Hardy and her sta coach
her position as a high school ll out applications. It involved start- tion, and they interned for them and them through what can often be an
ing from the beginning—helping the got to see what that was about. I had intimidating process. But when one
counselor more than three years student discover who he/she was, in-

ago, she started her own counseling cluding their aptitudes and values and another student interested in invest- of their students get accepted, the

service—GuidED Consulting. Since how it would all lead to college and ments and trade and I connected him milestone is celebrated.

that time, the business has grown a career. with someone who does that, and “We have this board with a listing

from seven student clients to more THE PERSON they were able to talk to that person.” of who got into what college,” she
than 100. GuidED also has webinars in said. “It is a celebration of the out-

“GuidEd began as a venture for Hardy starts by understanding who which professionals talk about their come. I had the colleges from 2019

what parents and students were look- the student is by discovering their ap- jobs and the paths that led them there up there and when I had to wipe it

ing for in terms of college support,” titudes and values. and o er tips to the students. down (to clear space for 2020), I got

Hardy said. “I expanded it to be more “We have new tools we purchased GuidED can also set students up a little emotional because I realized

than about just the college process— this year. I have an aptitude test that in summer programs to give them a how important it was for my clients.”

it’s about the academics; it’s about the is research-based that I give to all the taste of a potential vocation. e board doesn’t list the names of

career, and the post-secondary, it’s not students; it looks at their interests,”she “It’s really to explore how we look at the students, just the schools.

always a four-year school—some kids said. “Are they more visual? Are they your four years of school and match- “What the families saw was such a

will go to two-year schools, some will more sequential learners? From there, ing up to your interests and what you diversity of institutions,” Hardy said.

go to a trade school.” it goes on to how they work with oth- think you want to do. at leads to the “It wasn’t just East Coast, there was

When Hardy began GuidED, she ers. Are they collaborators; are they pathway.” a variety—everything from trade

worked primarily out of her car, pay- more introverted, extroverted? en THE PATHWAY schools to two-year schools to Ivy
ing visits to the students’homes. it goes into the careers. We look at League. It was powerful.”

“I was the mobile counselor,” she the skills for each of those careers Here is where GuidED helps the Now, Hardy looks back at the

said with a laugh. that match the results of the test. It’s student choose the path that will lead humble roots of GuidED and mar-

Now, she has a brick-and-mortar then that they start understanding the them to their ultimate goal. vels at what it’s become.

o ce in the heart of Mahopac, and ideas behind knowing themselves.” “Are they interested in trade, or a “When I rst began, working out

a sta that includes Sandra Cefaloni- at leads to a discussion about two-year college or a four-year college, of my car, I was just the ‘process.’

Henderson, who has a Master’s in values. and let’s look at all those pathways,” at’s where I was,”she recalled.“But

Literacy Education and a nine-year “What’s important for them? Are Hardy explained.“Let’s see how it ts I always felt like something was miss-

career in the higher education setting. they someone who loves community your person and your purpose. ing.I felt like I was stuck,and it wasn’t

“It evolved into the school-coun- service? Are they the kind of person “We do a lot of research,” she con- fair to the students. It all happened

seling program that you’d nd in the who enjoys hands-on learning and tinued. “I have a new program, which organically. We had to help students

school system, but without the actual projects?” Hardy said. “I have a laun- is a card game that I play with the stu- on a bigger level, and that’s when I

school,” Hardy explained. “We get to dry list of values that they check o dents about their pathway. ey have thought, OK, let’s talk about who

spend on average one to two hours and talk to me about.” this little deck of cards for when they they are because that will feed into

per month with each student, which And that leads to a discussion of are visiting a college and they can pull the essay. It’s all cyclical.”

is nice. e amount of time I can potential college majors and careers. it up on their phone and it can guide Hardy now has a computer pro-

spend with a student has increased “We are trying to get them to say to them through the conversation. And gram that helps students discover

because I’m not traveling anymore.” college interviewers, this is who I am not just on college visits, but at college their “purpose.” It creates a visual

e reason behind GuidED’s re- and what I like.” fairs as well. portfolio they can send to colleges.

markable growth, Hardy says, is the THE PURPOSE “Once we have that all gured out, “ e kids can put their resume
way her approach to counseling has
we start the process.” and pictures and videos of what

evolved organically. “So, from the person we go to the THE PROCESS they’ve done. By having that
“Our slogan is ‘counseling with a purpose,” she said. “Now that they digital portfolio where they can

heart,’ and I was trying to gure out know who they are, what is their pur- Here’s where GuidED starts with showcase these things, it gives

what that really means,”she said.“Stu- pose? We look at their activities, and college applications, building a re- them a sense of purpose.”

dents were saying to me, I want the what they’re involved in—their vol- sume, preparing for the essays, the And having a sense of pur-

‘experience.’But what did that mean?” unteer work, their course work. We supplements, the testing and the in- pose is really what it’s all about.

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sister. reads, “Peace on Earth.” She Larry.” she said. “A world is only
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thing special was unfolding at words, we got depressed. And Nevertheless, I’ll borrow my ev-
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to Good Kids” and director of Strong Learning
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County recognizes September as National Preparedness Month

e Ready campaign, launched paredness is nothing new in Put- cise will be conducted in October. ing county-wide communications an online survey to assess their per-

in 2003, aims to promote pre- nam County. In the aftermath of ese Public Health Emergency during potential and actual disas- sonal and household readiness by

paredness through public involve- 9/11, a bioterrorism task force was Preparedness drills are led by the ters, and maintains an Enhanced answering simple questions. Re-

ment. is and every September, formed,and public health sta , rst county Department of Health 911 system,” said County Ex- sults from the survey indicated that

the campaign recognizes National responders and other county agen- (PCDOH) and are required by the ecutive MaryEllen Odell. “First lack of knowledge was a barrier for

Preparedness Month, to encour- cies have been coming together to state Department of Health. responders, healthcare workers, many in being prepared. Recogni-

age family and community disas- prepare for emergencies ever since. “Our emergency response in and volunteers work together and tion of this will serve to shape fu-

ter and emergency planning. One exercise earlier this year fo- Putnam continues to be top tier. remain diligent and committed to ture local preparedness initiatives.

e 2019 theme is “Prepared, cused on receiving “fake” medica- Our Bureau of Emergency Ser- our communities.” Recommendations to all residents

Not Scared.” e notion of pre- tions and another full-scale exer- vices has a stellar record for ensur- Health Commissioner Dr. Mi- include creating a “Grab and Go

chael J. Nesheiwat said that local Kit” containing essential medicine

agencies have also banded togeth- and important papers in case of

er to support children, especially evacuation, as well as an Emergen-

during an emergency, cy Supply Kit should they need to

“ e Putnam Community Re- stay in their homes for two to three

silience Coalition [CRC], with days.

the involvement of over two- Additionally, a large portion of

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CHURCH church, its people are.
“My heart is sad for the loss of
FROM PAGE 3

my church, but my mind under-

a need for the Methodist Church stands, and my faith leads me to

in their midst.” believe, that nothing truly dies.

She emphasized that people are at is my hope for all of our

rst and foremost. members,”she said.

“We know that worship is not A welcome mat at the side en-

con ned to a building, that God trance sums it up this way: “Open

is not con ned to a building. But Hearts.Open Minds.Open Doors.

a church, as a building, provides a e People of the United Method-

place for people to gather together,” ist Church.” Do you understand the difference between
an irrevocable and a revocable trust?
Vink said.

Perhaps the church could some- CELEBRATION DETAILS

day be used for a community cen- e deconsecration ceremony

ter or something else that lls a and celebration of the church’s life

need for residents. is scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, • Asset Protection • Elder Law • Past Chair of Elder Law Section of

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Gallup poll showed that only 37 the church is handicap accessible.

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CELL TOWER line and would create drainage park, but directly to the east is he added. “I wouldn’t want to do on which you’ve made your fac-
FROM PAGE 25
and stormwater run-o issues. undeveloped property. e only anything that would bring out tual determination, a federal

Gaudioso said Homeland was downside is it will cost more my neighbors like this. When judge doesn’t want to be a zon-

car with my headset on, the willing to move the tower to an- money, which is why Homeland my son is old enough and says, ing board of appeals, so they will

call is going to drop. You can- other part of the property and he doesn’t want to go there.” ‘Dad, what’s that?’ I’ll say, ‘Well, usually leave it intact as long

not make a call with any carrier presented the board with new Stephen Rowe, a Dixon Road that’s a monument to cash, son.’” as you cite the evidence upon

and I’ve had them all. We are preliminary sketches. resident, said he came to Ma- Campanelli cautioned the which you made your conclu-

behind [with technology] now. “ e residents’comments were hopac because of the beauty and Planning Board to make its sion.”

If we don’t have the infrastruc- that it was too close to the prop- said he believes that towers are decision based on the evidence e board voted to hold the

ture, we are not going to have erty line, about 30 feet,” Gaud- simply a money grab. that has been presented. public hearing open again until

service. If they were able to ioso said. “ ere was concern “I can’t help but feel it is all “Whatever your decision is, either its Sept. 25 meeting or

provide the service without get- about tree removal of trees and because of money,” he said. “ e please make sure you make the Oct. 9 meeting. Gaudioso said

ting into residential neighbor- sediment control. If you like the homeowners aren’t putting it on factual determinations I am Homeland would be willing to

hoods, they would have done it. new location, we will engineer a their land because they love gi- asking you to make because, extend the 150-day shot clock

It is not in their interest to build new set of plans.” ant towers. Homeland isn’t put- speaking quite candidly, federal (the amount of time the board

a tower and go through a ght. Campanelli gave Homeland ting it here because they really judges hate these cases,” he said. has to make its decision after

My neighbors won’t like it, but credit for the move, but said, love building stu . “If you make a decision that the public hearings close).

I’m in favor of the application. “ ere are still far less intrusive “I couldn’t do this; I would gets challenged (by Homeland),

It has become a safety concern.” locations. Not in McDonough never put this on my property,” as long as you cite the evidence

But Jennifer Simon, who lives

on Weber Hill Road and near Support Connection’s
the Croton Falls Road site, said

coverage in that area has been Annual Support-A-Walk
excellent since she moved there. for Breast & Ovarian Cancer

“I’ve been a Verizon customer
for ve years. I work from home
and we have a smart home,” she

said. “We have on average 15 de- SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2019
vices running at any given time.
I have never once experienced

an issue with my signal, dropped

calls or internet service.” FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights, NY
Campanelli brought up a new 3-Mile Walk ~ Rain or Shine

issue, contending that with cell

towers comes the risk of re. Your donation Even if you can’t Walk with us:
“ e average person looks at a makes a difference.
RAISE FUNDS ~ DONATE TODAY
cell tower and the last thing on Be part of a community that cares!
their minds is a re. But almost
like clockwork, at least once a
month a cell tower in the Unit-
ed States catches re,” he said.

“ ere are multiple cases, but the “Support Connection helped Proceeds fund Support Connection’s
most famous case was in Welles- my mom and our family free breast & ovarian cancer
ley, Mass., where a monopole, tremendously. But it’s also so support services
not too unsimilar to the ones rewarding to raise funds for an
they want to put here, ignited in

ames and laid over in a burn-

ing heap. is thing went up so organization that supports our Bring help & hope to people
fast that the re ghters had no entire community – maybe fighting breast & ovarian cancer!
chance to put it out.” even your neighbor… a

Gaudioso countered that

Homeland, as per request, re- co-worker… a member of your
ferred both applications to the family. That’s pretty special.”
Mahopac Fire Department and www.supportconnection.org

have not gotten a negative re- Melissa Frederick 914-962-6402
sponse. 2019 Walk Ambassador [email protected]

“Tower res, quite frankly, are
extremely rare,” Gaudioso said.

We have experienced none for “I tell women Support
Homeland Towers at all. e is- Connection will help them
sue of re is completely remote. get through cancer, from
It’s made of metal, a noncom-

bustible material.” start to finish. The people
But Campanelli would not there are so warm and
caring. They helped me get
relent.
“Any claim that cell towers

don’t catch re is absurd,” he through all these years. I
argued. “Google it. I found 30 want to give back to help
[examples] in about 15 minutes.” other people the way Sup-

At the Dixon Road site, where

residents have complained that port Connection helped me.”

the proposed position of the
Paula Natale
tower is too close to the property

2019 Walk Ambassador

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FOOTBALL

Indians’ hearts ZACH ATTACK: Zach Esteves (21)
bromkeinnuintefis nal chugs 75 yards down the sideline

Mahopac falls to Ketcham, 20-19 for a touchdown against Roy C.
Ketcham on Friday, Sept. 13.

Esteves’ score put Mahopac up
seven with just five minutes to

go, but the Indians couldn’t
hold onto the lead, losing 20-19.

PHOTO: SKIP PEARLMAN

BY SKIP PEARLMAN Midway through the fourth, the Indians added to their lead when sophomore
CONTRIBUTING WRITER quarterback Anthony DeMatteo found wide receiver Zack Esteves for a 75-yard
touchdown on a third-and-15 play, giving the ‘Pac a 19-12 lead with 4:55 to play.
e Mahopac football team made plenty of mistakes in Friday night’s game at
Roy C. Ketcham, but still the Indians put themselves in a position to win, grabbing But Ketcham had all the time they needed, with Warner running up the middle,
a 19-12 lead with 4:55 left. eventually scoring from 16 yards out, with 1:27 on the clock. Marsala’s two-point
run gave the host the victory.
But Mahopac couldn’t make it stand, as the Dutchess Indians got good eld
position, put their running game in high gear, and got the game-tying touchdown “It was a tough loss that night; we felt like we beat ourselves more than RCK beat
on a 16-yard run from Matt Warner with 1:27 on the clock. Ketcham sealed the us,” Indians coach Dom DeMatteo said. “Twice we gave them fumbles that led to
victory with a two-point conversion on a run by quarterback Cody Marsala, giving touchdowns, but after that we played good defense. Up 19-12 we felt good, but we
the host a 20-19 win. gave them a short eld, and when it mattered most, they scored.

e game had not gone easily for Mahopac (1-1), which fumbled on its rst two “We are a young team,” the coach added. “We made some critical mistakes, but
possessions—both of which were turned into touchdowns by Ketcham, who led they also showed tremendous character and perseverance and kept battling. To be
12-0 after one quarter. up 19-12 late in that game de nitely showed grit and ability. But we need to limit
mistakes to be better. Vin (Bastone) had a very strong performance o ensively, and
Mahopac got on the scoreboard in the second, when Vin Bastone scored on a was also very solid on defense, and our line also played well on both sides.”
15-yard run.
Mahopac is scheduled to travel to John Jay (East Fishkill) Friday for a 7 p.m.
e Indians then took advantage of a Ketcham fumble, Bastone recovered, and kicko . e Patriots are 1-1, with a win over Carmel and a loss to Arlington.
rumbled 52 yards for a touchdown that put Mahopac up, 13-12, with 7:51 left in
the half. “For us to succeed, we need to limit mistakes,” DeMatteo said. “We can move the
ball, and we can defend, but we can’t have big mistakes.”

‘It was a tough loss that night; we felt like we beat ourselves more than RCK beat us.’

–Head Coach Dom DeMatteo
Mahopac Football


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 SPORTS MAHOPAC NEWS PAGE 27

MahopacFOOTBALL to retire Mike Kozloski’s No. 62

U.S. Coast Guard o cer was fatally injured on duty

BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER ‘He was always there to help
SPORTS EDITOR

No player will ever wear No. 62 someone out.’
again for Mahopac football.

e jersey number of Mike Ko- –Ally Mosiello
zloski, who played o ensive and
defensive tackle for the Indians, Friend/teammate

will be retired at Mahopac’s home

game on Friday, Oct. 4.

Kozloski, a chief warrant o cer

in the U.S. Coast Guard, was fa- “He was always there to help Guard almost immediately af-

tally injured on ursday, Jan. 31, someone out,” Mosiello said. “He ter graduating from Mahopac

in a crane accident while on duty was the type of person who made High School in 2001. Two years

in the town of Homer, Alaska, 30 hours out of the day. He al- later, he married his high school

where he was stationed. He was ways had time to help people out sweetheart, Brienne. ey had

35. no matter how busy he was.” four children: Madeline, Bay-

“Koz,” as he was known by his After Kozloski’s death, Mosi- leigh, Cassidy, and Michael.

friends, was called up to the var- ello suggested the idea of retir- e stars aligned to make Oct.

sity football team as a sophomore. ing his number to Frank Miele, 4 a night to remember in Ma- Mike Kozloski,
who graduated
He was a natural athlete and lead- Mahopac’s athletic director, who hopac, Miele said. from Mahopac
High School in
er, said friend Ally Mosiello. immediately jumped on board. Coincidentally, on the same
2001, played
“He was just a great person,” “We had hundreds of kids who night, Mahopac had already three years for

Mosiello said. passed through here,” Miele said. scheduled a ceremony at the the Indians.

e two friends played the same “But [Kozloski] was a kid who football game honoring the com- PHOTO COURTESY
OF ALLY MOSIELLO
position and competed for playing everyone just loved being around. munity’s rst responders, active

time, but Kozloski never missed a “He went to practice every day, military members and veterans.

chance to help Mosiello improve. he had a great career, walked that Also, when Miele checked the

Years later, Kozloski was the best very straight line,” he added. current football roster, no player

man at Mosiello’s wedding. Kozloski joined the Coast had claimed No. 62.

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VOLLEYBALL Mahopac’s Diana Kone
looks for a kill Monday
Mahopac still looking vs. North Rockland.
to get on winning track
PHOTO: SKIP PEARLMAN

BY SKIP PEARLMAN
CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Mahopac volleyball thought the road would get somewhat easier after dropping their season opener

to Ossining last week.

Instead, the Indians’ struggles have continued into week two, with the ‘Pac falling to Scarsdale, 3-2,

on Sept. 11; going down in straight sets two days later to Greeley; and then dropping a big match

Monday (Sept. 16) at home to tough North Rockland in three sets.

“I wasn’t expecting to be undefeated through four matches, but I do think there were a couple in

there we should have won,” said coach Jay Melville. “I am a little surprised we don’t have a win yet, but

we’ve been shooting ourselves in the foot with errors in every match.”

Melville said the Indians put a lot of pressure on themselves to try to improve on last year’s team.

“So, trying to match the success of last year may be o the table,” he said. “Maybe that takes a little

bit of the pressure o .

“Our defense is solid,” Melville added. “But our net play has been shaky. Right now we’re working on

picking up our level of play. It’s a matter of everything coming together at the same time.”

Monday against North Rockland (5-1), the Raiders never let Mahopac get into a rhythm, winning

25-18, 25-23, 25-17.

Bella Marinelli had 10 kills and 4 blocks for Mahopac, Gabriella Rocchio had 16 digs, and Colleen

Kelly came up with 20 assists and 12 digs.

“I challenged our net players, and they really came through and stepped up today,” Melville said after

the match. “ at was nice to see. We had more touches and blocks at the net today than we had in the

prior three matches combined. And our hitting was better.

“We had better team play tonight,” Melville added. “Colleen really stepped up, she picked up her

level of play, and everyone in the front row contributed well.”

e prior Friday at Greeley, Rocchio came up with 19 digs, but overall, things did not go well for

the Indians.

“It was a horror show,” Melville said bluntly. “We were given opportunity after opportunity, and we Colleen Kelly (7)
gets ready to serve
never put the ball on the oor. Our passing was good, but we were very inconsistent, and couldn’t put Monday vs. North
Rockland.
anything together on o ense.” S
S
e prior Wednesday at home vs. Scarsdale, the Indians took it to ve sets, but couldn’t pull out the

last one, falling 25-22.

“Again we were inconsistent,” Melville said. “We started weak, and got beaten down in game one. We

were good in game two, but then very slow again in game three.”

Mahopac was set to face John Jay (East Fishkill) ursday (Sept. 19) at 4:30 p.m., aSnd the team plays
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 SPORTS MAHOPAC NEWS PAGE 29

BOYS SOCCER

Mahopac can’t find
offense in three losses

BY SKIP PEARLMAN ‘We’re doing
CONTRIBUTING WRITER

e second week of the season good things,

didn’t provide any relief on the and improving
schedule for Mahopac boys soccer,

which fell to always-tough John Jay every game.’
(East Fishkill), 2-1, Monday in the

team’s second league game. -Jamie Edwards
e Indians (1-4-1, 1-1) scored rst
Coach
on Nicholas Biagini’s goal in the rst

half, assisted by Mendim Berisha, in

the 25th minute.

Unfortunately for the Indians, that

was their only goal in the last three e prior Friday, Mahopac got shut

games. out by Greeley in Chappaqua, 3-0.

e Patriots (4-2, 1-0), tied it up “We had two very good chances to

halfway through the second, and got score, but couldn’t get it,” Edwards

the winner o a free kick with 13 said. “And in the second half we just

minutes to play. looked tired, a little slow.”

Alex Velasquez had 6 saves in net Two days earlier at home, Mahopac

for Mahopac. dropped a 4-0 decision to Ossining. Nicholas Biagini
(22) had Mahopac’s
“I was very pleased with our play,” “Ossining is probably the best
lone goal in
said Indians coach Jamie Edwards. “I team we’ll face,” Edwards said. “I was Monday’s loss
to John Jay (East
think we should have won, we missed disappointed with our second-half
Fishkill).
a few opportunities, and they were play, with three goals. I was pleased
PHOTO: SKIP PEARLMAN
very lucky to get that second goal. with the rst half.”

“But we are getting closer,”Edwards Mahopac is set to travel to

added. “We’re doing good things, and Clarkstown North at 4:30 p.m.

improving every game.” ursday (Sept. 19).

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Mahopac9/10-9/16 VarsitySports Roundup
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statistics listed? Coaches, parents

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Mahopac goals by Mia Klam-

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MAHOPAC 1 YORKTOWN 0

Friday, Sept. 13 MAHOPAC 1 VS. NORTH

Krista Dietz scored the lone ROCKLAND 4

goal for Mahopac, with Carly Saturday, Sept. 14

Ravoli assisting. Kate Iarussi

made 3 saves in the shutout win. MAHOPAC 4

WHITE PLAINS 1

MAHOPAC 2 Monday, Sept. 16

WHITE PLAINS 3 Klammer and DiVencenzo

Saturday, Sept. 14 each scored a pair of goals for

Dietz: 1 goal, 1 assist; Ava Jen- Mahopac. Notching assists were

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goal in a hard-fought
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• Friday, Sept. 20, Mahopac vs. @ Rye, 5 p.m. Sept. 14.

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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT – KRISTA DIETZ

Junior is All-League in field hockey, bowling

Last year as a sophomore, Mahopac’s ally good eld hockey players from across Krista Dietz 100 percent sure yet on my major, but
Krista Dietz earned All-League honors the United States. possibly in the business eld.
in eld hockey and bowling. PHOTO: TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL
Who inspires you the most? How do you get motivated for a
When and how did you rst get My dad, because he pushed me to be me to be hardworking and determined. match?
started in eld hockey? the best I can be. He has always encour- Something I truly live by.
aged me to try new things and has taught I love to listen to di erent kinds of mu-
I started playing eld hockey in eighth What are your plans after high school? sic. Once we get o the bus, I will start
grade playing for the modi ed team, after I have been looking at a couple of col- to get even more motivated by dancing to
many years of playing travel soccer. I re- leges right now, as I really want to play the pre-game music.
ally liked soccer; however, I started to get eld hockey on the college level. I am not
bored of it and wanted to try something Favorite place to eat locally?
new. It wasn’t really until I started playing Frankie’s Wa es & Burgers. I love to
on a eld hockey travel team that I wanted go there and get their chicken and wa es.
to really pursue playing at a higher level. What’s your favorite place to visit on
vacation?
What do you enjoy most about play- Arizona, because my sister goes to
ing for Mahopac eld hockey? college in Tempe at ASU. It gives me a
chance to see her, the mountains are beau-
I really enjoy playing for Mahopac be- tiful, and the weather is always HOT!
cause, as a team, we like to have fun on What’s something about yourself
and o the eld. people would be surprised to learn?
My birth was actually documented on
What’s your favorite memory playing a TV show called, “A Baby Story,” on the
eld hockey? TLC channel.
My favorite memory, right now, was be- What’s the go-to app on your phone?
ing chosen to play for the USA Futures Of course, SnapChat. I have a lot of
National Field Hockey Team. Only the streaks with my friends where we snap all
top female athletes from across the coun- day.
try are chosen for this premier champion- What’s your favoriteTV show to binge?
ship event. I also was trained by college “Live PD”; it is really entertaining
coaches and met/played with a lot of re-

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE MAHOPAC NEWS – PAGE 33

Houlihan Lawrence names Liz Nunan president

Houlihan Lawrence, the leading real supporting Nunan, Chris Meyers and the “Stepping into the role of president delphia before moving to New York and

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a hearing will be held on: 156-42(D) & 156-20 as well existing shed. The property is Mahopac NY 10541 and is wetlands associated with) in the
as an Interpretation seeking known by Tax Map 52.1-12. approximate center of the north
permission to install a wireless located at 100 Longdale Road, side of property.
telecommunications facility. The 11. Application of WILLOW
property is located at 36 Dixon Mahopac NY 10541 and is WOOD COUNTRY CLUB, The property is located: 240
Road, Carmel NY 10512 (n/o INC. for a Variation of Section Washington Road, Carmel, NY
Spaccarelli) and is known by Tax known by Tax Map 65.14-1-27. 156-24.D, seeking permission to 10512
Map 54.-1-6. obtain a variance for the below
SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 – 7:30 P.M. • Code Requires/Allows: 40’ parking requirements for the In the Town of Carmel,
To hear the following • Code Requires/Allows: existing parking lot in association Putnam County, New York.
156-62(O)(2): 75 feet (height) - front; Provided: 20’; Variance with an Amended Site Plan
applications: *; Provided: 110 feet; Variance application pending before the Any person interested in
Required: 35 feet Required: 20’ Planning Board. The property this application who wishes to
is located at 551 Union Valley become a “party in interest”in this
• Code Requires/Allows: 156- 7. Application of JAMES Road, Carmel NY 10512 and is proceeding must file a statement
42(D): 24 feet (width of access known by Tax Map 87.7-1-6, 7, of the precise grounds of support
HOLDOVER APPLICATIONS: drive); Provided: 12 feet; Variance PETER FOX for a Variation 11. of, or opposition to, or interest
Required: 12 feet in the application, with the
1. Application of of Section 156.15 seeking • Code Requires/Allows: 502 undersigned no later than June
• Code Requires/Allows: Parking Spaces; Provided: 80 19, 2019. Any party in interest
JENNICK PROPERTY 156-20: 6 feet (max height for permission to retain already Standard Spaces & 127 Special will be eligible to be heard if a
fence); Provided: 8 feet; Variance Event Spaces; Variance Required: public hearing is ultimately held
MANAGEMENT CORP. Required: 2 feet existing deck. The property 422 Standard Spaces & 375 in connection with application.
Special Event Spaces
for a Use Variance seeking *Code allows for increase in is located at 305 Tulip Lane, Robert Laga
height if criteria in Code Section MISCELLANEOUS: Chairman, Environmental
permission to install two (2) is met. Branches extend 7 feet Mahopac NY 10541 and is MINUTES: July 25, 2019
above tower as an architectural By Order of the Chairman, Conservation Board
30,000 gallon above-ground feature. known by Tax Map 86.9-1-44. John Maxwell
PUBLIC NOTICE
liquid propane storage tanks on NEW APPLICATIONS: • Code Requires/Allows: 25’ NOTICE OF APPLICATION
4. Application of DANIEL FOR A WETLAND PERMIT By the Planning Board of
pre-cast piers; two (2) bobtail fill - front; Provided: 22’; Variance the Town of Carmel, pursuant
& PATRICIA BYRNE for Date: 09-10-19 to Section 267, notice is hereby
stanchions & one (1) transport a Variation of Section 156.15 Required: 3’ TAX MAP #54.-1-26 given that a public hearing will
seeking permission to construct Pursuant to the Town of be held on:
unload stanchion in residential shed in backyard behind garage. 8. Application of GERARD Carmel Wetland Ordinance,
The property is located at 26 Chapter 89-5. SEPTEMBER 25, 2019
zone. The property is located Tamarack Road, Mahopac NY ALFERO for a Variation Applicant: Yenom Studio At 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 60
10541 and is known by Tax Map LLC.
at 16 Route 6N, Mahopac NY 75.8-2-36. of Section 156.15 seeking Address: 41 Sidney Place, McAlpin Avenue, Mahopac, NY
Brooklyn, NY 11201 10541 or as soon thereafter as
10541 and is known by Tax Map • Code Requires/Allows: 10’; permission to retain already Has filed an application possible on the following matters:
Provided: 2’; Variance Required: with the Clerk of the Town of
85.16-1-20. 8’ existing tool shed. The property Carmel where the application THIMM, KARL
and associated documents and 232 East Lake Blvd, Mahopac,
2. Application of 5. Application of NATALIE is located at 616 Union Valley maps along with published rules
CONCIATORI for a Variation and regulations are available for NY 10541 – Tax Map #65.17-1-
HOMELAND TOWERS of Section 156.15 seeking Road, Mahopac NY 10541 and public inspection. 15 – Bond Return
permission to retain & legalize The applicant requests that a
LLC & NY, SMSA Ltd. already existing shed. The is known by Tax Map 76.20-1-1. permit be issued to: UNION VALLEY CEMETERY
property is located at 23 Stacey Remove an existing post and 730 Union Valley Road,
Partnership d/b/a/ Verizon Lane, Mahopac NY 10541 and is • Code Requires/Allows: 40’ board fence and install a new 8
known by Tax Map 65.19-1-52. Mahopac, NY 10541 –Tax
Wireless (Casse) for a Variation - front; Provided: 20’; Variance Map #76.16-1-8 – Regrading
• Code Requires/Allows: 10’; Application
of Section 156.62(O)(2), Provided: 3’; Variance Required: Required: 20’
7’ By Order of the Chairman,
156-42(D) & 156-20 as well • Code Requires/Allows: 20’ Craig Paeprer
6. Application of JOHN
as an Interpretation seeking – side; Provided: 7.1’; Variance

permission to install a wireless Required: 12.9’

telecommunications facility. The 9. Application of BERT

property is located at 254 Croton MELCHNER for a Variation

Falls Road, Mahopac NY 10541 of Section 156.27F seeking

(n/o Diehl) and is known by Tax permission to retain 6’ fence on

Map 65.19-1-43. lake front property; along side

• Code Requires/Allows: only. The property is located at

156-62(O)(2): 75 feet (height) 735 South Lake Blvd., Mahopac

*; Provided: 140 feet; Variance NY 10541 and is known by Tax

Required: 65 feet Map 75.42-1-12.

• Code Requires/Allows: 156- • Code Requires/Allows: 4’;

42(D): 24 feet (width of access Provided: 6’; Variance Required:

drive); Provided: 12 feet; Variance 2’

Required: 12 feet 10. Application of MARK

• Code Requires/Allows: JACOBS, CONTRACT

156-20: 6 feet (max height for VENDEE (LONGVIEW

fence); Provided: 8 feet; Variance SCHOOL) for an Interpretation

Required: 2 feet of Educational Institutions

*Code allows for increase in Section 156-23E, Town of

height if criteria in Code Section Carmel Zoning which states, “A

is met. Branches extend 7 feet minimum of 10 parking spaces, plus

above tower as an architectural three spaces per classroom shall be

feature. required for those schools with pupils


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