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BEN FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL YORKTOWN TOWN BOARD
Principal bids Water rates
Lakeland farewell topreisrece1n4t.4
Patricia McIlvenny-Moore BY TRUDY WALZ
to retire after 18 years CONTRIBUTING WRITER
BY JESSICA JAFET e governing body last week threw the
CONTRIBUTING WRITER town water department a buoy to keep it
a oat by raising the going rate of its ever-
As Lakeland district’s Ben Franklin Elementary School PHOTO: JESSICA JAFET more precious commodity and its service to
celebrates its 50th anniversary, longtime principal Patricia the community.
McIlvenny-Moore is marking her own personal milestone Patricia McIlvenny-Moore, principal of Ben Franklin
as she retires from her beloved position. Elementary School After a slide presentation by Ken Rundle,
the Yorktown Consolidated Water District
A Yorktown native, McIlvenny-Moore began her career distribution superintendent, and a public
after she earned a master’s degree in teaching and joined the hearing punctuated by praise for its com-
school as a fth-grade teacher. After nine years in the class- pleteness, the Town Board on Tuesday, May
room, her leadership qualities were noticed by the superin- 21, unanimously approved a 90-cent rate
tendent at the time, who nominated her for the “Future Ad- increase, bringing it to $7.15 per 1,000 gal-
ministrators Academy,” a program associated with BOCES, lons.
various regional school districts and Columbia University,
which she completed. en after a stint as assistant princi- And it made a least one person happy.
pal, she became the third person to lead the school and will “ ank you for raising my rates!” former
soon complete 18 years as principal. Town Supervisor Susan Siegel said with
a laugh after being asked by Councilman
“I had a vision—a ve-year entry plan of what I would Tom Diana whether she agreed with the
change,” she said, referring to the beginning of her ten- 14.4 percent hike.
ure. “ e biggest thing was the culture; I wanted to see the
school like I did as a teacher in a classroom, where every- e water rate was last increased in 2016,
body knew each other and it felt like a home—and that is from $5 per 1,000 gallons to $6.25 per
the culture I created, it is like a family.” 1,000 gallons, necessitated by a rate increase
imposed by Northern Westchester Joint
e outgoing principal calls the academic learning “stel- Water Works. But, according to Rundle,
lar” at Ben Franklin, proudly acknowledging that several it has not enabled the department to keep
former students have returned with graduate degrees to
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LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY
Yorktown man nominated for ‘Man of the Year’
Chris Berlow seeks to raise $100,000 for charity
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER “his leukemia is in permanent remis- Chris Berlow and his brother, John, at
EDITOR sion and he’s on our [fundraising] the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, which they
team.” climbed in 2017 to raise money for the
Mohegan Lake resident Chris Ber- Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
low has raised hundreds of thousands Berlow, whose taekwondo instruc-
of dollars for the Leukemia and Lym- tor died from leukemia, said his goal FILE PHOTO
phoma Society since 2012, most re- is to raise $100,000 for the Leukemia
cently by climbing Mount Kiliman- and Lymphoma Society by June 13, Chris Berlow, right, with John
jaro, the highest mountain in Africa. when the winners will be announced, Moljo, of Team Moljo Strength
through several charity events.
His fundraising e orts did not go and Conditioning. Berlow
unnoticed by the charity, which has e events are: and Moljo are teaming up to
nominated him as a candidate for its • May 4: UMAC Briarcli 20th an-
Man & Woman of the Year award in niversary/LLS Fundraiser organize a Mile Challenge
the Connecticut/Hudson Valley region. • June 1: Talent for a Cure, Ossining Run fundraiser at Putnam
High School, 7 p.m. Valley High School on June 2.
Berlow, a Yorktown High School • June 2: UMAC/Team Moljo Mile
graduate and owner of the United Challenge Run, Putnam Valley High PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRIS BERLOW
Martial Arts Center (UMAC) in School, 1 p.m.
Shrub Oak, said he was attered by • June 6: Champions 4 Cures Golf
the nomination but considered declin- Outing, Mount Kisco Country Club,
ing it. 11 a.m.
• June 8: Compete to Beat – Fitbody
e martial arts instructor had a Bootcamp, in honor of Lt. Mitch Co-
change of heart when the stepfather of chell, U.S. Air Force, Lexington Park,
one of his students approached him to Md.
express appreciation for Berlow’s char- • June 9: Chinese Banquet Experi-
itable exploits. “I want to thank you ence, hosted by Darryl and Charene
what you’re doing for my stepdaugh- Moy
ter,“ the man said, “and I want to thank Berlow is also selling 3,000 ra e
you for what you’re doing for me.” tickets, at $20 a ticket, with the winner
receiving $10,000. e second- and
“He looked me in the eye,” Berlow third-place winners will receive $2,500,
recalled, “and said, ‘I have leukemia and the fourth- through eighth-place
and my son had leukemia.’” winners will receive $1,000.
Additionally, $5 from every package
e man, Je Saper, of Ossining, purchased through Groupon for Sou-
told Berlow how his 13-year-old son, lauras, a wellness center in Briarcli
Riley, had died after a long-fought Manor, was donated to Champions 4
battle with acute myeloid leukemia Cures.
in 2010. Saper himself was later diag- As of last week, Berlow said he had
nosed with hairy cell leukemia. raised $25,000.
Learn more about any of the events
Hearing this story inspired Ber- at champions4cures.org.
low to accept the nomination, which
required him to create his own non-
pro t, Champions 4 Cures.
“Since then,” Berlow said of Saper,
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town Heights, celebrated its grand opening on ursday, May 9.
Christian and Pamela Schienle, who have lived in Yorktown for 12
years, own the restaurant. e name of the restaurant, which serves
French and German cuisine, comes from Pamela’s middle name: Na-
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Christian and Pamela Schienle, owners of Nadine's,
cut the ribbon on their new restaurant.
PHOTO: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
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The Staff WATER RATES employees tackling water main Also among the department’s “An increase like this all of a
FROM PAGE 1
EDITORIAL TEAM breaks over the Christmas holi- goals are completing the ce- sudden would hurt many peo-
EDITOR: 914-302-5628 days; and featured pictures of the ment lining of 3 miles of pipeline ple, innocent people, because of
pace with its many needs, from department’s seven water tanks (Rundle said the last time ce- neglect over the years.” Instead,
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-214-4285 new equipment to a multitude in various states of disrepair. ment lining had been done was he said, “I think we should do
SPORTS@HALSTONMEDIA.COM of infrastructure repairs, all while Gesturing to the picture of one in 1998) and the meter-reading a complete study on this to see
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914-202-2392 mands of regulators. cost close to a million dollars to During the hearing, onetime that position.”
FORHAN@HALSTONMEDIA.COM To edify the board and the be refurbished, Rundle asked, Councilman Tony Grasso ob- He also suggested the board
public about their water service, “How can I have this tank re- jected to the increase, contending consider bonding.
KAIN@HALSTONMEDIA.COM Rundle’s presentation back- paired? We don’t have the funds.” it would be a “hardship” for the Matt Slater, a Republican who
CORINNE STANTON tracked to the grand opening of In fact, he said, the district’s last more than 6,414 people age 65 is seeking the supervisor’s posi-
the department in 1930; showed capital project occurred in 2002. and over in the community. tion in the November election,
JENNIFER CONNELLY “Enjoy your favorite co and great music read o a list of questions he said
914-334-6335 the presentation raised, from how
the administration plans to use
CONNELLY@HALSTONMEDIA.COM “the additional dollars associ-
914-205-4183 with tastes of blues, folk, hip-hop, rock, ated with a rate increase” to “why
pop and jazz!” now?” and whether “we are fall-
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BRUCE HELLER fuzzy math.”
In answer to Slater’s question
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MCILVENNY-MOORE school. e mural at the school’s en-
FROM PAGE 1
Wayne’s World of STATS trance is a result of fundraising e orts
Expect The Best where students created matching tiles
work at the school. It is one part of the for the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospi-
“whole child” approach she said she has tal. Raising $50,000, plus funds from
taken over the years. other donors, Ben Franklin Elementary
The Monthly Scoop On Real Estate Included is a focus on healthy bodies School contributed $100,000 to the then
and physical tness. An athlete herself, newly built hospital.
McIlvenny-Moore played basketball e school has also engaged its fu-
By School District - Jan-Apr 2019 and softball for years and is also credited ture voters by holding mock presidential
with starting the girls’ lacrosse program elections every four years since 1968.
School District at Yorktown High School, back in 1988. eir accuracy in predicting outcomes
LAKELAND Average Average So when she became an elementary has garnered plenty of media attention
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2 Bedroom $424,921 to nd solutions to childhood obesity, “All the way up to Trump vs. Clinton,
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$392,667 a topic that was being widely discussed we had been correct in every election;
Average nationally. the kids called it every time,” McIlven-
4 Bedroom “We were the rst ones in New York ny-Moore said. “ is past one, ironi-
$580,880 state to bring a [child-sized] tness cally, we did get the popular vote, which
center for our students,” she said. “Kids we’ve done in the past, but we didn’t hit
named it the ‘energy room’ and they the mark; we didn’t make it.”
can go in when they are feeling anxious As for retirement, McIlvenny-Moore
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“ is is three times in a year and a half that tractor-trailers have done this going up Un-
derhill,” Kelly told the Town Board at its evening meeting on the same day. In addition to try Your first session on us
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Her complaint was made at the same meeting the board was expected to hold a public 3631 HILL BlvD (2ND FLOOR),
hearing on an amendment to the town code that would have turned Underhill into a one- JEFFERSON VALLEY
way street from its intersections with Hanover to Summit streets. e action was anticipat-
ed in response to the number of collisions recorded on Underhill, particularly at Hanover.
But, along with an amendment pertaining to park zone tra c, the board found it had its
own speed bump to contend with.
“We will not be able to move on it,” Councilwoman Alice Roker told Kelly and others
attending the hearing. “We have not received all of the information we need in order to do
“Your story is similar to other people’s,” Roker added.
But Kelly didn’t leave empty-handed.
“It will get done this year, no matter what,” Highway Superintendent Dave Paganelli
promised about tra c improvements planned for Underhill, which has a 5-ton weight
limit. “We just don’t want to be too aggressive.”
Paganelli cited previous e orts to improve safety on the roadway, which o cials agreed
with Kelly was in fact being used as a cut-through to avoid a nearby tra c light by school
buses and delivery services, such as UPS. ose e orts included widening the intersection
at Hanover and installing a turn lane “which you could barely make with a bicycle,”he said.
“Right,” Kelly rejoined, “and the tractor-trailers could not make that turn, which is why
they’re ripping out the wires.”
“ at’s why we’re waiting for a report back” from the town’s tra c consultant, Paganelli
said. “ ere might be a better solution than making it a one-way.”
Paganelli said the intersection has a right of way that’s about 30 feet, “so we have some
latitude with options.”
“My other concern is it’s a walkable town,” Kelly said. “If that tractor-trailer came up at
a time when somebody was walking—three times—they’d be dead.”
Councilman Tom Diana said that in the interim, he would put in a call to Police Chief
Robert Noble to see whether the department “could be more diligent” in enforcing the
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25 mph to 15 mph in park zones, which would conform with school zone speed limits.
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Cellphones for Soldiers
Four locations in Yorktown will serve as drop-o spots for Cellphones for Soldiers, a national nonpro t organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication
services and emergency funding to active-duty military members and veterans, announced Town Clerk Diana Quast.
Since 2004, Cellphones for Soldiers has provided more than 300 million minutes of free talk time and recycled more than 15 million cellphones (reducing the impact on
land lls). e organization also mails approximately 1,500 calling cards each week.
Used cellphones can be dropped o at four locations in Yorktown and mailed to Cellphones for Soldiers:
• Town clerk’s o ce in town hall, 363 Underhill Ave., Yorktown Heights
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Honor Flights brings veterans to Washington
BY CHARLIE WICKS
On Saturday, May 11, the Honor Flight Network sent another ight for U.S. veterans down to
Washington, D.C., where they visited several war monuments.
e Honor Flight Network is “a non-pro t organization dedicated to providing veterans with
honor and closure,” according to its website. Its goal is to acknowledge American veterans’ service
and sacri ces by bringing them to memorials around the nation’s capital. So far, the Network has
own more than 200,000 veterans since 2005, their service ranging from WWII, Korean and
Vietnam wars. ere were 80 ights in May alone, departing from dozens of states.
Yorktown Councilman Ed Lachterman accompanied Burt Houseworth on the May 11 ight
Lachterman met Houseworth while volunteering at the Country House, an assisted living com-
munity in Yorktown. Lachterman, who was contacted by a member of the Honor Flight Network,
said he was thrilled to help.
A motorcycle escort brought the veterans to the airport hangar, where a ceremony was held.
Dozens of people were on hand to show their respect, cheering the veterans on as they boarded
When they arrived in Washington, several buses were waiting to bring them around the city to
di erent monuments. While visiting the Korean War memorial, Lachterman said, a few South
Korean tourists approached Houseoworth and thanked him for his service.
Lachterman said the trip home was equally as exciting. After visiting areas around the city and
having dinner, the Honor Flight group went back to the airport, where they were met with more
applause from appreciative citizens.
“Some people just came down that had no attachment to these people other than that they
fought for our freedom,” Lachterman said.
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Game of Posts Que sera, sera
Author’s Note: Mom + MOM: People get John Locke, when singing in local clubs.
Pop Culture are a couple of confronted with
real characters. ey could confused by these the question, what MY By then she had traded
be you and me. Or our gives a person their
neighbors. Or not. Every BRUCE holidays. PERSPECTIVE in her crutches for
so often, I eavesdrop on THE BLOG POP: You’re right. It a cane, but it would
their conversations. Let’s JAMES
listen in on what they’re started when they moved unique identity, sug- MARTORANO still be years before
saying right now about gested that it is our she could really dance
social media… BRUCE holidays to Mondays
POP CULTURE: Well, Mom, I APAR for our convenience. It’s memories that make again. One local club
think I’ve just about had it with
the good, ol’ Facebook. taken a toll on a solemn us who we are. Even had a rather small
MOM CULTURE: Did something
happen, Pop? day of remembrance like though I don’t agree marquee and the owner
POP: Yeah, I happened. Memorial Day. Pure that identity is solely memory related, complained to Doris that her name
MOM (shoots Pop a look of puzzle-
ment) commercialization that it is nonetheless an indisputable fact wouldn’t easily t. Overnight the name
POP: I happened to get older.
MOM: So? waters down its signi cance. It’s a pity. that our memories provide richness and Doris Day was born.
POP: I get the feeling that the
Facebook more and more is a younger MOM: What other day would Me- meaning to our lives. She might have remained at the level
MOM: I’m attered, but I like using morial Day be on, Pop? Locke was correct when he talks about of a successful local entertainer had it
it to keep up.
POP: Sure. Keep up with the gossip. POP: Until 1970, it was on May 30, the highly personal nature of our memo- not been for a streak of serendipitous
MOM: Well, yeah, that too. But keep
up with my old high school classmates, whether that was a Monday, Wednes- ries. Yet there is another communal luck. First, band leader Les Brown heard
and our friends from the old neighbor-
hood. See how they’re doing. Get and day, or any other day of the week. Don’t side to memories which we apprehend her sing and immediately signed her up
give recommendations. It’s very helpful.
POP: at’s nice. I agree. at’s Face- you remember? You’re not that much in a wide variety of ways including in to sing in his Les Brown and the Blue
book at its best. Bringing people togeth-
er who may not be in touch otherwise. younger than me. person (architecture, theater or art work) Devils. e second piece of luck is a
Helping each other out. I get it.
MOM: So what’s the problem then? MOM: I forgot. or through a medium (movies, televi- little more involved. Songwriters Sammy
POP: I don’t know, Mom. Maybe
I’m just getting cranky in my silver fox POP: Join the crowd. at’s the prob- sion, social media, etc.). We are forever and Julie Styne had written a beautiful
MOM: ere you go, humble braggin’ lem. Too many have forgotten… grateful to the artists who through their score for their upcoming movie musi-
again, you bald sly fox you.
POP: Seriously, though. My patience MOM: Oh, you’re just cranky because hard work, natural talent and dedication cal Romance on the High Seas. It was
gets the better of me when I peek at the
Facebook. “Game of rones” is over. have contributed to the richness of all expressly written for Judy Garland but
MOM: You found it!
POP: What? POP: Maybe not. ere’s a social our lives. is past week we lost three she atly turned them down. ey next
MOM: Your patience. I wondered
where it went. media petition to have them re-make such outstanding artists: the visionary approached Betty Hutton but she was
POP: Cute. But just today I saw a
business post on the Facebook, “Happy the nal season. architect I.M. Pei, the hysterically funny pregnant and couldn’t take the role. en
MOM: Maybe it was a mistake. May- MOM: Why? Tim Conway and the talented actress at a Hollywood party they happened to
be they asked a young kid to post some-
thing, and the kid didn’t know better. POP: Because we didn’t like the way it and singer, Doris Day. I only have space meet Ms. Day and even though she had
POP: Maybe. You’re charitable, for
sure. But “Happy” Memorial Day?! Talk ended. Why do you think? to examine one in depth. So here goes: no acting experience or training they
about not getting it.
MOM: I’m sure they meant it well. MOM (laughing heartily): We? Oh, Doris Mary Anne Kappelho grew o ered her the role. Again she excelled.
POP: Yeah, I guess. But it’s just not
something I want to deal with any more. well, I guess when you and your fellow up in Cincinnati in the 1920s. She was “Movie acting came to me with greater
at kind of stu that I just don’t get.
geniuses come up with $100 million to a great dancer and her parents knew it. ease and naturalness than anything I had
remake the nal season, we’ll see wheth- ey saved their meager funds to take ever done,” she remarked.
er you can do any better than Benio her to Los Angeles for dancing lessons. As much as she enjoyed acting, the au-
and Weiss. You are a riot, Pop. But before that could happen, at age 12 diences enjoyed her even more. In 1968
POP: Laugh all you want. e peti- the car she was a passenger in was hit by alone she starred in over 40 movies. In
tion has been signed by more than 1.5 a train. Young Doris survived but had a the 50’s she had played the perky young
million people. broken leg and dancing lessons were out girl next door while in the 60’s she
MOM: Yes, I believe it. ere are at of the question. Beside herself on what graduated to the all American woman.
least that many geeks like you obsessed to do for her daughter her mom decided She was ranked the most popular female
with fantasy franchises who need to get to do two things which would have actress four times, a feat equaled by only
a life. a profound impact on the rest of her one other actress (Shirley Temple).
POP: Hey, if people think asking daughter’s life. First, to distract her from By the time she retired in 1973 she
Trader Joe’s to come to their town on her very unfortunate plight, she signed had established herself as one of the all
the Facebook will get results, don’t count her up for singing lessons. Second, she time greats, not only for her acting but
out us GoT geeks. bought her a dog, Tiny. also for her singing. Les Brown once
MOM: I’ve seen those Trader Joe’s e teenage Ms. Kappelho proved remarked, “As a singer, Doris belongs in
posts. Do you think they’ll work? to be exceptional at singing but not so the company of Bing Crosby and Frank
POP: It depends. You need thousands much as a dog owner. While still on Sinatra.” Miles Kreuger, President of the
of those posts, but I hear that’s how big crutches she walked her beloved dog Institute of the American Musical stated
box stores like Trader Joe’s decide where without a leash. He was hit by a car and without hesitation, “Doris Day was the
to add locations… died. For the rest of her life (especially most underrated lm musical performer
MOM: Really? during the last 50 years) she dedicated of all time.”
POP: Yes. First, they tabulate how herself to helping animals, blaming As all of us do, she had her detractors.
many posts on the Facebook ask them herself for “betraying” her little dog. Many dismissed her as goody-two-shoes
to come to a particular town. en, During her lifetime, Doris Mary Anne or as critic Pauline Kael called her, “the
they multiply that number by a factor was to rescue and enhance the lives of all-American middle-aged girl.” But if
of X that is derived from a hyperlo- thousands upon thousands of dogs, all in you look closely at her lms, she con-
cally sourced algorithm, which is then Tiny’s memory. sistently played women who had real
SEE APAR PAGE 14 As for her singing, she was a total SEE MARTORANO PAGE 14
natural. She left high school and began
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Celebrating nature on the 50th anniversary of Turkey Mountain
BY MICHAEL ANGLEY and moss-covered rocks. In between these period, the Carboniferous Period.To put Reservoir water quality. For 33 years, the
GUEST WRITER two extremes, at the entrance of the park, it into perspective, this was so long ago, Yorktown Land Trust has ensured environ-
are mountain laurel, black birch, and oaks. all mammals laid eggs, and some are still mental regulations are maintained.
Aristotle’s classi cation of nature around today, like the duck-billed platy-
was simple. He divided all living e mature forested hillside in the pus. e wood-eating bacteria would need An interesting fact is there are 30
things into two categories: Plants, middle consists of tulip trees, maple, another 60 million years to start turning times more trees on Earth than stars in
which conveniently stay still for you to hemlock, witch-hazel, ferns, American Earth into a very biodiverse planet. the Milky Way! Scientists estimate there
study, and animals. Because of progressive hornbeam, red cedar, Japanese barberry are around 100 billion stars in our galaxy,
discoveries, scientists today have six bio- (invasive), low-bush blueberry, and lady’s Turkey Mountain is part of a high- while there are an estimated 3 trillion
logical kingdoms. I will follow Aristotle’s slipper orchids. Yes, Yorktown has orchids. quality habitat greater than 1,000 acres trees on Earth (with 10 billion being cut
lead and keep it simple. known as a Biotic Planning Unit (BPU)*. each year). Even with that large number
After seeing Turkey Mountain’s ecosystem, of trees, burning prehistoric fuel adds to
e biodiversity of Turkey Mountain it is hard to believe that at one time, Earth is BPU is bounded to the east by State global warming and ocean acidi cation.
describes the variety of living organisms had no bacteria to decompose trees. ree- Highway 118, to the west by the Taconic
within a speci c space and time. You can hundred-million years ago, trees did not State Parkway and Underhill Avenue, So, let me nish this article on a good
see and feel the di erence of this diversity resemble the trees we have now. ey grew and to the south by State Highway 129. note. In 2016, Japanese researchers
as you hike Turkey Mountain. extremely tall but had very shallow roots and It contains a variety of species, including discovered a strain of bacteria that natu-
fell over easily. At that time, no microbes tree frogs, wood frogs, black rat snakes, rally evolved to eat away at polyethylene
On the bottom, you will nd a wetland existed to decompose them after they fell, so hognose snakes, barred owls, pileated terephthalate, the common plastic known
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cabbage. High on the exposed rocky sum- weight of all that heavy wood compressed ous warblers, and other obvious creatures. lion soft drink bottles sold every minute
mit there are stunted oaks among the lichen those trees into peat and eventually coal. around the world.
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Page 14 – Yorktown News OPINION Thursday, May 30, 2019
BECKERMAN me, and then squatted down and APAR POP: I’m afraid you’re right about that. It’s
did his business. devoid of meaning.
FROM PAGE 11 FROM PAGE 10
I bent down to pet the dog. MOM: Get over it. It’s nobody’s fault. It just is.
several blocks, we came to a “Close enough!” digitally encrypted and stored in a cigar box And you’re just you.
street with a bike lane that had infused with styrofoam pellets. It’s a very scienti c
been painted green. e dog For more Lost in Suburbia, site selection process from what I hear. POP: Maybe it is just me, Mom. I’m just not
started to walk across it, and follow Tracy on Facebook at enjoying the Facebook as much these days.
then stopped. I turned around to https://www.facebook.com/ MOM: at’s right, now I remember.
look at him. He looked back at LostinSuburbiaFanPage POP: About Trader Joe’s? MOM: What are you going to do about it?
MOM: Decoration Day. We used to call it that POP: I may have to go cold turkey.
ANGLEY As the population grows in before it was changed to Memorial Day. MOM: What will you do with that free time?
the northern suburbs, it’s even POP: Where’d that come from? But thank POP: What do you think? Binge watch all eight
FROM PAGE 12 more important to protect Tur- you for indulging your decrepit spouse. I guess seasons of—
key Mountain for what it o ers you have to be a Baby Boomer—or beyond—to MOM: Oh, no! Don’t tell me...
Now, scientists in the U.K. to the community and celebrate remember that the speci c date of May 30 was set POP: Don’t worry. You won’t get any spoilers
and the U.S. Department of its 50th year! aside as the day we honor those who perished dur- from me.
Energy’s National Renewable ing their military service, by decorating their burial MOM: Alright, then. Game on!
Energy Laboratory have made anks to Wikipedia, Stearns grounds. I guarantee you that anybody who says POP: You betcha! I don’t know about Trader
a new breakthrough. While & Wheler, and Popular Science “Happy Memorial Day” does not know that. Joe’s, but winter is coming!
studying the structure of an en- with data to help me gather my MOM: Well, you’re old and they’re not, so stop
zyme found in that bacteria, the thoughts. envying them their youth. Bruce “ e Blog” Apar promotes local businesses,
researchers accidentally created a POP: Youth. Is that a euphemism for naivete? organizations, events and people through public relations
“mutant enzyme” that can break *According to Nicholas A. MOM: You’re a euphemism for doofus. It’s a re- agency APAR PR. He also is an actor, a community
down plastic within a few days. Miller, M.S. and Dr. Michael ex to say “Happy” whenever it’s a holiday. People volunteer, and a contributor to several periodicals. Follow
W. Klemens, Ph.D. of the don’t mean anything by it. him as Bruce e Blog on social media. Reach him at
Nature’s balance is not always Metropolitan Conservation email@example.com or 914-275-6887.
predictable or necessarily bene - Alliance.
cial to humans. e next time you MARTORANO silent, devoted companionship of your pets that
hike, take a di erent kind of hike, Michael Langley is a board member you can’t get from any other source.”
a mindful one of all that took of the Yorktown Land Trust. FROM PAGE 10
place for that moment to happen. e latter half of her life was dedicated to her
careers and although the lms’ chauvinistic themes foundation, e Doris Day Animal Foundation,
are prevalent, Ms. Day’s characters consistently which is a living testament to the important role
challenged the societal limits placed upon them. pets can play in our lives. at fact is not just
conjecture, it’s science. My college roommate, Dr.
As for her personal life, it was marred by failed David Hagner recently published a book (which I
marriages. It is said that she sang one of her most highly recommend) entitled “Undeniable Solidar-
famous songs “Que Sera, Sera” (whatever will be, ity: How Dogs and Humans Domesticated One
will be) with a true fatalistic spirit. Life had in Another” in which he brilliantly lays out through
a real sense broken her, but not completely. She science, archeology, world mythology, sleep sci-
often remarked to friends that her private life was ence, dog behavior and philosophy how exactly we
living proof of the fact that, except in the movies, came to develop such a close connection to our
no one lives happily ever after. As for Ms Day, canine friends and what an important role such a
whenever she was down, she turned to the one connection can play in our lives.
source of comfort that never let her down, her
animals. She commented, “During the painful ank you Doris Mary Anne Kappelho for
and bleak periods I’ve su ered through these past all the delightful memories your songs and your
years, my animal family has been a source of joy movies have given us. You will remain in our hearts
and strength to me. I have found when you are and minds for a long, long time. And thank you for
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HOME OF HISTORIC DISTINCTION
Theodosius White’s Tenant Farm House
When the esteemed Revolu- tural elements that are much Sarah H. Johnson from “Eben
tionary War surgeon and former older. And, like most of the ten-
Yorktown Supervisor Ebenezer ant cabins in the mid-Hudson Wood, Esquire” in Peekskill.
White died in 1827, his young- Valley, the original primitive
est son eodosius inherited his structure was expanded and em- A metal detector employed in
property, which encompassed bellished over the years. A proud
178 acres in the area surround- steward of her historic home, the garden unearthed a Colonial
ing what is now Granite Springs Trish Rothberg is quick to point
Road. out the old roo ine and the uniform button from the Revo-
hand-hewn beams in the house,
e land included several which the family purchased in lutionary War as well as some
houses—among them the origi- 2004.
nal Ebenezer White Homestead from a World War I uniform.
itself, and farther down the road, e many much-needed reno-
a smaller one-time tenant farm- vations undertaken by the Roth- One of the home’s prior owners,
house, which is now the charm- bergs over the years evolved into
ing home of Trisha Sullivan veritable “archaeological digs” adjusting to the changing needs
Rothberg, Seth Rothberg and yielding such items as a tin of
their son, Liam. is home, e- 19th century makeup—“Harry of the 1920s, added a garage
odosius White’s tenant farm- Tetlow’s Superb Gossamer for
house, is Yorktown’s latest Home the Complexion”—found in the constructed from a Sears Roe-
of Historic Distinction. bathroom wall. A later project
removing wall materials to add buck kit to accommodate a fam-
Although the town lists the electrical service to a staircase in
building date of the house as 2008 revealed a 1914 letter to a ily automobile. e garage, com-
1861, it is easy to see architec-
plete with a metal plaque from
Sears, remains on the property
By all accounts, eodosius
White was a successful farmer
and lived a long life, dying in
1885 at the age of 96. It is likely
that he himself lived in the home
only brie y, preferring instead to
make his father’s larger home-
stead the family seat. Stories re-
veal him to be a beloved grand-
father, prone to corny jokes,
and active well into his eighties
(when he was able to jump into
the air in his ice skates and click
his heels together while teaching PHOTO COURTESY OF TERRY NAUMANN
his grandsons to skate!). Trisha Sullivan Rothberg at the Theodosius White Tenant Farm House
More than a hundred years homes must have historical sig- the home. YLPC will work with
ni cance based on age, architec- each homeowner on appropriate
later, his tenant farmhouse con- tural style, past ownership, or as- wording for the plaque and will
sociation with a person or event assist in research. e cost for
tinues to reveal clues about its important to Yorktown’s history. the application and the plaque is
past and the families who called rough the program, plaques $100. Applications are available
designating the basic facts about online at yorktownny.org/plan-
it home. each house’s history are fabri- ning or by emailing nmilanese@
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Thursday, May 30, 2019 SCHOOLS & CAMPS Yorktown News – Page 19
LAKELAND EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Grants awarded for Lakeland school programs
e Lakeland Educa- exciting projects that go toward (LCBMS) Kate Eaton (Lincoln-Titus ES) • Enhancing the Phonological
tion Foundation has awarded the bene t of all Lakeland stu- • Bring the Wonder to the
$37,944 in grants for its 2019 dents and community.” • TJ Fitness Fosters for the Awareness Skill of Readers—
cycle. Created in 1994, the foun- Beech—Clare Novak (LCBMS)
dation has awarded more than e 2019 grant recipients in- • Go Zen! Program—Gabri- Future—Dr. Karen Gagliardi, Jenn Holdman, Mallory McKe-
$1 million in grants to help en- clude:
hance the educational experi- elle Caccavale, Kristin Di Geno- Mike Meadows, Stacie Boylan on (Benjamin Franklin ES)
ence of students in the district. • Sensory Walk—Jennifer va, Katharine Rodefeld (Van
Kalbfell, Margaret Rogers, Jen- Cortlandtville ES) ( omas Je erson ES) • Move and Learn with
“On behalf of the Board of nifer Kender, Beth Roth, Lor-
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thank the Lakeland Educa- phy (GW, BF, LHS, TJ, LT, VC) mantha Meadows (Van Cort-
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awJaursdtinmuVesiactcshchFoulnadrsthoips Eagle Scout
Graduating high school seniors from
seven high schools will be honored on
Friday, June 7, at Yorktown Town Hall,
where e Justin Veatch Fund will pres-
ent each of them with a $1,000 music
e 6 p.m. program will include a
keynote address from Mark Barden of
Sandy Hook Promise and will also be
attended by state Sen. Peter Harckham
and Town Supervisor Ilan Gilbert. e
public is invited; refreshments will be
e Justin Veatch Fund is a Yorktown-
based charity that provides scholarships
to musically inclined high school gradu- FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
ates. It was created by the family of Justin
Veatch, a 17-year-old musician who died The Veatch Fund scholarships are awarded with personally
from a drug overdose in 2008. e non- inscribed metronomes.
pro t organization celebrates and rewards young, talented musicians with bright futures ahead of them.
e 2019 recipients are Kathryn Czerwinski of Peekskill High School; Francis Fedora of Croton-
Harmon High School; Edward Fiscella of North Salem High School; Scott Murdock of John F. Ken-
nedy Catholic High School; Michael Sottile of Mahopac High School; Stephanie Tateiwa of Harrison
High School; and Kian Tortorello-Allen of Fox Lane High School.
PHOTO COURTESY OF KEN BELFER
Daniel Rubin, right, oversaw construction of an information kiosk
at the entrance to the Rock Hill Park Hiking Trail in Mohegan
Lake for his Eagle Scout Service Project. Standing with him is
Laura Kosbar, vice president of the Mohegan Lake Improvement
District, who helped blaze the trail. Rubin has worked on the
project since June 2018, and presented to both the Lake District
and the Town Parks and Recreation Commission to obtain
approval for his proposal.
Thursday, May 30, 2019 SCHOOLS & CAMPS Yorktown News – Page 21
e importance of
Dear Dr. Linda, STRONG What’s your
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you’ll have plenty of money and a much less likely to be arrested or
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My husband and I, who are Parents who volunteer to help
very big on helping in the com- in the community—or for the
munity, and I guess don’t care betterment of mankind—usually
that much about having a lot of have teens who follow in their
money, tried to convince the kids footsteps. But, for the most part
that making a lot of money isn’t these days, kids only see their par-
the most important goal in life. ents becoming involved and mak-
I’ve got to tell you, no one agreed ing donations when there’s a local,
with us. I think our friends and state, federal or global disaster.
the kids are missing a bigger pic-
ture of life. We’re concerned that I don’t think that’s because
our kids were right in there with people are less compassionate. I
him. If you don’t mind us asking, think the reason for this lack of
what is your opinion about kids community service is that most
doing community service during parents are struggling to make
high school? Do you think it’s ends meet. ey’re focused on
important? making sure their own children
get into good colleges or focused
Doug and Lisa on the next vacation so that their
children have experiences they
Dear Doug and Lisa, may not have had. is is all
Interestingly, if you ask most understandable. ere’s just not
enough time or energy to be vol-
people what they want for their unteering in a community while
kids, they usually say that they raising kids.
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not stand alone. A drug dealer in have, but see opportunities to
their environment has high self- help others, and believe they can
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self-esteem. ey think people—
and not just those within their So, do I support community
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them, and that the world revolves years? Yes. And to answer the fa-
around them. ther’s question: Community ser-
vice has everything to do with a
People with genuine self- true education, because it teaches
esteem have a sense of responsi- that money isn’t everything.
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and for one’s community.Teenag- No matter your age, thanks for
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Page 26 – Yorktown News SPORTS Thursday, May 30, 2019
Rebel boys fall to Tigers in championship tilt
Lakeland/Panas wins at Wappingers in Final Four
BY MIKE SABINI sive possessions in terms of time fought so you know obviously Sean Laukaitis takes a shot.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER but that’s kind of plagued us all it’s disappointing, you work hard
year. We haven’t been consistent to get here, you want to win but hardest lacrosse to get that
No. 7 Lakeland/Panas’ boys la- we ran into a better team to- win,” Makar said. “We knew we
crosse squad scored the last three nishing the ball on the o en- night. We de nitely didn’t play weren’t going to end our season
goals of the second quarter to cut sive end so it just puts too much our best game.” early. at was a big win that we
top-seeded Mamaroneck’s lead pressure on us defensively and needed to get back the champi-
to 6-4 at halftime in the Section that’s what happened tonight.” JP Walsh was obviously disap- onship. We know as a team that
1 Class A championship game. pointed but proud as he walked we deserve to be in the champi-
What was also very big for the o the eld in a Rebel uniform
“We settled down defen- Rebels was that they were playing for the nal time.
sively, we started to get some without o ensive dynamo Matt
stops,” Lakeland/Panas coach Makar and face-o ace TJ Bryan. “I’m going to miss my boys,
Jim Lindsay said. “O ensively, my brother, too,” JP Walsh said.
we were nishing opportunities. “My brother (Mikey) is a top “ ey are really hard workers,
Guys were dodging hard, we scorer but it’s hard playing with- it showed what they are able to
were nding openings and we out Matty and TJ,” Lakeland/ do. It started o tough but they
were putting the ball in.” Panas senior captain JP Walsh never quit, they trust the process
said. “But it’s OK, the other guys and we wound up in the section
Mamaroneck, though, out- gave their all to try and ll their
scored the Rebels 4-0 after half- positions, I can’t ask for more nal. We couldn’t nish but I
time to beat No. 7 Lakeland/Pa- from them. TJ has a concus- know they’ll be able to get them
nas for a second consecutive year sion and Matty tore his shoulder next year.”
in the title game, this time 10-4, against Wappingers and he tried
at Lakeland, on May 23, to win to play today but his shoulder Makar (4G) and Nocito (3G)
their 18th straight game. wouldn’t let him be a beast.” led the Rebels to a 10-7 triumph
at No. 3 Wappingers in the
e Rebels (9-11) started Mikey Walsh (1G, 1A), Reed semi nals on May 20.
the third period with a couple ompson (1G, 1A), Marc
of good scoring chances. How- Cummings (1G), Mason Nocito “It was just the energy
ever, Mamaroneck’s defense held (1G), Michael Castelli (1A) and throughout the whole game
them o before scoring, making JP Walsh (7 saves) produced for which caused us to play like we
it 7-4 with 8:36 left in the pe- Lakeland/Panas. did,” Makar said. “Even for the
riod and didn’t look back. “It’s a credit to the kids,” whole team the energy was up
said Lindsay, on his team get- and so was the intensity which
“ at was very big,” Lindsay ting back to the title game for helped us win that game. We
said. “We had some good o en- the fth time in six years. “ ey gave it our all that game. e
o ense overall played very well
WHY DO WE and so did the defense. Both Mikey Walsh splits
sides of the ball were solid.” Mamaroneck defenders and
Alex Davoli (2G, 1A), Mikey makes his move upﬁeld.
IN HALSTON Walsh (2A), Sean Laukaitis
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JP Walsh (8 saves) did the job
against the Warriors. onship so we started playing like
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“As a team we played our have a choice. It’s win.”
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Husker boys lose in classic ﬁnish
Yorktown’s shot in nal seconds just misses
BY MIKE SABINI
It was a battle between the two Yorktown’s
best boys lacrosse teams in all of Keegan Doller
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From 2011-2017,Yorktown also
played John Jay in the title game
six of those seven years, winning all
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It looked like for awhile that this
night would belong to Yorktown,
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seconds remaining in the opening
half putting the Huskers up 5-2.
“We were moving the ball,
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within ourselves, trusting each
John Jay, though, scored with
just three seconds before halftime
to cut Yorktown’s lead to 5-3 but
Carney didn’t feel that goal alone
gave the Indians the momentum
“I don’t think it did much,
honestly,” Carney said. “For some
reason, we just got a little tight.
We struggled to catch the throws
a little bit there.”
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Jay,with the Indians outscoring the
Huskers 4-1. Yorktown’s lone goal
after halftime was of the unassisted
variety with Doller giving the
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