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Cooking up fun Litter bugs local
BY CAROL REIF
PHOTO: TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL CONTRIBUTING WRITER that draws on judicial, law
enforcement, educational and,
Supervisor Rick Morrissey holds grandson Caleb with Somers Smiles owner (and Caleb’s mom) Gianna If everybody pitches in all year most importantly, governmental
Ferranti and the team from Somers Smiles at the Somers Education Foundation Chili Cook-Off, which round, litter eradication e orts resources, they said.
followed the Somers Library Foundation 5K. See more photos from the 5k on pages 16 and 18. We’ll will really pick up in Somers,
have more photos from the Chili Cook-Off in an upcoming issue. says a band of local volunteers. “We need the Town Board’s
help to rid ourselves of this
And that’s not just trash talk blight on our town,” Moravick
from a town task force with the said.
motto “Clean Streets Matter.”
Top on its “Dear Santa”
e group brought the list was budgeted funding for
Town Board up to speed on its cleanup e orts.
activities recently, suggesting
ways other entities could step up, Task force member Annie
and asking it for more guidance Gullen pointed out that
and funding. Yorktown and Bedford both
have municipal recycling
Keeping on top of refuse is centers. “We could learn from
“a constant chore,” according to them and maybe do a better
task force president Dr. Suzy job,” she suggested.
is past spring’s Battle of
Despite educational cam- Yorktown managed to bag
paigns, twice-yearly townwide 18,232 pounds of rubbish.
cleanups—and other organi- While a once-a-year blitz like
zations, clubs, businesses and that might not solve all of
dedicated individuals doing Somers’ litter woes, it could
their bit—the situation has boost community pride, Gullen
become “insurmountable,” she said.
(City Carting, a private
Task force members Rich business on Route 100, hosts
Nash, Barbara Noth, Bruce electronic waste recycling
Heller and Sandy DeSena also events that raise money for
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Resident ﬁnds problems with state’s paving
KATHERINE BORCHERT Examples of paving issues as the situation has become a public safety the district who use these roads on a daily
STAFF WRITER in Somers. issue,” Morrissey said. basis. I’m happy to relay these concerns
to the DOT in order to address potential
Last year, New York State allocated over PHOTO: KATHERINE BORCHERT McManus contacted Assemblyman problems and work to prevent them dur-
$1 million for the repaving of Route 100. Kevin Byrnes,who sent representative Matt ing future projects,”Byrne said in an email.
Along Route 100, the shoulder and curbs Covucci to meet with him. ey walked
However, Somers resident Peter McMa- have completely crumbled away in some from Town Hall to the tra c signal at the McManus also addressed the need for
nus feels the job wasn’t done properly. places, McManus said. intersection of routes 100 and 116. Along sidewalks throughout the town.
the walk, McManus pointed out problems
“I watch people walk out here and in However, many roads that run through with the road, shoulders and curbs, or lack “ ey don’t have any sidewalks for the
the winter, when it was icy, the ice settled the town are owned and maintained by thereof. kids to walk into town,” McManus said.
where they didn’t do the pavement right the state. State roads can be identi ed by
and people have to walk on the road and numbers rather than street names. Due to “Ensuring our roads and infrastructure Morrissey said that adding sidewalks is
dodge the 20-wheeler garbage trucks,”Mc- town versus state jurisdiction over roads, are maintained and updated has been an something the town is continually work-
Manus said. the town in limited in intervening when important agenda during my time in the ing on.
maintenance is necessary. Assembly. It’s important to hear feedback
McManus is a member of the Somers and listen to the concerns of residents in “Sidewalks were installed in the Somers
Litter Task Force and frequently picks up “It has become very clear that New York hamlet via a community bene ts package,
trash along Route 100. He said that he sees State is not spending enough to maintain which cost taxpayers zero dollars. A small
the problems rsthand that o cials may their road system. Every year the town lob- bridge will be constructed shortly that will
not. bies New York State to allocate funds to- connect the Somers Central School Dis-
wards the repaving of state roads in Somers, trict campus to the Somers Towne Center.
e town and state have di erent pro- In addition, the sidewalk around Bailey
cedures when it comes to maintaining its Park connects to the existing network along
roadways. Route 100. e initial design had the side-
walks extending around Bailey Park and
“ e town of Somers has one of the larg- down Route 202 to e Lane, a sidewalk to
est municipal road systems in Westchester nowhere,” Morrissey said. “ is section has
County, and each year we invest a signi - not been constructed. However, funding
cant amount of taxpayer money, time and designated for this work has been placed in
resources towards the maintenance of 116 an escrow account and will be utilized for
miles of town roads through our Highway future sidewalk work in the area.”
Department,” Supervisor Rick Morrissey
said. e repaving of Route 139 is scheduled
for this year.
e town has even invested in an Asphalt
Reclaimer “that allows pothole repairs that “Shockingly, this represents some of the
can be done within 24 hours of noti cation, state’s largest investments towards local re-
keeping our roads safe,” Morrissey said. paving,” Morrissey said.
LITTER tossers if their names were inspector omas Tooma. TRUCK BAN PROPOSED they exceed the weight limits on
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printed in the local newspaper, “Anyway, all who live and Task force member Peter bridges.
he suggested. work in this town should be McManus, who focuses on the Morrissey has reached out to
DeCicco & Sons and e As for making so-called responsible for taking pride in very visible historic district, the center’s operators and it was
Somers Record, have supported “citizen’s arrests,” residents were our property and keeping it clean collects 25 bags of trash each agreed that trucks should exit
Somers’ bag-athons. e current advised to take a photo and call and maintained,” Gullen said. month. Route 684 in Katonah and come
one runs through Sunday, Nov. 3.) the authorities instead of getting Volunteers pick up trash Many items are chucked from up routes 35 and 100.
Next on the list were cameras, into a confrontation. along state byways, which can be passing cars, but most of it ies Center employees regularly
key to catching the bad guys. e Moravick, who has been dangerous because of speeders, o out-of-town trucks carrying police the roads for errant truck
task force also wants roadside waiting for someone to litter in lack of shoulders in certain areas loads to a recycling/transfer trash.
cleanup to be made part of court- front of her, joked, “I can tell and poor road conditions such as station on Route 100. e task force has no intention
ordered community service. you, they won’t want to do that potholes. e town is discussing “People in their Toyota of ru ing anyone’s feathers,
Town Attorney Roland A. ever again.” remedies with the Department of Corollas aren’t throwing this out especially since cooperation is
Baroni Jr. raised the issue of e group called for Transportation. their windows,” he said. crucial to ending the litter crisis.
insurance liability. Councilman systematic monitoring and Litter hurts the town’s image Haulers are not “reckless” or “We all just want to work
omas Garrity, of the town’s better enforcement of property and could discourage potential doing anything illegal, but things together,” Moravick concluded.
Risk Management and Safety maintenance codes. home buyers and new businesses, still escape from under their Morrissey, who often says
Committee, promised to look Supervisor Rick Morrissey the task force said. tarps, including cardboard boxes the town is “run by volunteers,”
into it. said Somers makes regular Considering the town is poised so big “you could t a refrigerator” praised the task force, saying, “It’s
Law enforcement and judicial inspections and follows up to become home to an exclusive in them, McManus claimed. overwhelming the things you’ve
support is vital, said Litter Task on complaints, but, like many boarding school and high-end Technically, with the exception accomplished.”
Force vice president Rich Nash, municipalities, doesn’t have the housing is springing up—both of haulers making local pickups, “We will be knocking on your
adding, “If we all unite, we can manpower to actively suss out attention-grabbers—that’s a big 18-wheelers are supposed to door for more help,” Moravick
get a heck of a lot done.” violations. He suggested the deal. “Somers needs to make it avoid the downtown but Somers promised board members.
It also might deter trash- task force confab with building more of a priority,” Gullen said. can only legally ban them if
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E-Waste Blessing Leslie Mansell groups from Somers taking the
The Staff Recycling Day of the Animals Memorial Run/Walk 2019 Westchester Polar Plunge
on Saturday, Nov. 16. Visit
JODI WEINBERGER Somers Litter Task Force is Blessing of the Animals and Registration fee: $25. Check- http://events.nyso.org/ for more
EDITOR: 914-302-5830 hosting E-Waste Recycling Day is Barbecue at St. Luke’s Episcopal In time will begin at 9:30 AM information.
Saturday, Sept 28 from 9 a.m to 2 Church Sunday, October 6. All on Sunday, September 29. Run/ YMCA
BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER p.m. in the city carting expansion pets and their owners are invited Walk begins at 10:30 a.m.;
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-302-5628
[email protected] lot, 235 Route 10. Look for the to be blessed at the 10 a.m.Service 10:10 a.m. Opening Remarks.
ADVERTISING TEAM Halloween Parade“air dancer” on Route 100. $5 do- at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Location: Franklin D. Roosevelt
nation per car toward the Somers Sunday, October 6. e Somers State Park, 2957 Crompond e YMCA’s 23rd Annual
[email protected] Litter Task Force. All electronics, community is also welcome to our Road, Yorktown Heights. Halloween Parade will be Sun-
PAUL FORHAN appliances, computer, equipment, Great Fall Barbecue on the lawn Support day, Oct. 27, at Reis Park. Line-
914-202-2392 keyboards, monitors, cords, data from 12:30-2:30 p.m., weather up begins at 11:45 a.m. and the
CORINNE STANTON cabling, washers, dryers, TV’s, permitting. Please bring a soft the Special parade begins at noon. is is a
845-621-4049 Scrap metal welcome, too! Do- drink and a folding chair. Pets will Olympics free family event with trunk or
[email protected] nate all functional electronics to receive an additional blessing. St. treat, games, and a costume con-
914-334-6335 Goodwill For more information Luke’s Episcopal Church is at 331 test. For more information, visit
BRUCE HELLER contact: Michael Fiorillo Route 100 (next to the Gazebo), Help raise money for the ath- community-ymca.cnw.org.
[email protected] 914-906-0120, m [email protected] Somers. 914-277-3122. www.slc- letes of Special Olympics New Hebrew
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Somers Post Ofﬁce in the Somerstown Centre (2019)
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SOMERS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
New Face & Did you get
New Fall Colors the mail?
Sunday Wednesday e following is from the Somers Historical Society:
In July of 1775,the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia
with Madi with Kerry to plan for the defense of the colonies.To help secure liberty, the convey-
ance of letters and intelligence was essential. Consequently a postal ser-
Actual FREE BLOW DRY HAIRCUT + vice was created with Benjamin Franklin as Postmaster General. In July
Client BLOW DRY of 1788, the rati ed Constitution gave congress the power to establish
with any Chemical Post O ces and Post Roads.
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Somers at the time was known as Stephentown but there was also a
*New Clients Only second Stephentown just east of Albany. Correspondence would only be
addressed “John Smith, Stephentown, NY” creating a problem for the
Hair Wharf Post O ce Department in routing the mail. Hence, on April 6, 1808, a
bill was passed in New York State changing the name of Stephentown
Kerry, Madi, Lesli 914-232-7271 to Somers, in honor of master Commander Richard Somers who died
in Tripoli commanding an early naval force against pirates who attacked
Salon Hours: Tues-Fri: 10-5, Thurs: 10-8, American shipping. (He never lived in Somers).
Sat: 9:30-4, Sun: 10-12 (By Appt. Only),
e rst Somers Post O ce was established in 1811 in the hamlet. It
Closed Mon. came to occupy a building built around 1800 just east of the Elephant
Hotel. Often the post o ce shared the building with a General Store,
20 Valley Road | Katonah | NY 10536 telegraph o ce, and a saloon where you could buy a gallon of hard liquor
for $1.00 ( e good stu was $1.50). e building was demolished in
The Hair Wharf Family is Growing! 1939 to make way for the parking lot just east of the Town House.
Introducing Toni, formerly of Mount Kisco! Sending correspondence was expensive. From 1799 to 1815, one sheet
Come in any Tuesday 10am-3pm or Thursday 2-7pm cost 8 cents sent up to 40 miles. e same sheet cost 10 cents sent 41 to
90 miles, and so on. Few used an envelope which would cost the same as
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HISTORICAL PROFILE In 1845 the rst postage stamps Mail was picked up in New York out boxes (often lard pails, syrup Post O ces in the town of Somers.
FROM PAGE 6 cans, soap, and cigar boxes) for ey included Amawalk, She-
came out and by 1855 you had to City to bring to Somers. Eventual- their mail.
norock, Granite Springs, Baldwin
use a stamp to send a letter. e ly it was taken by stage coach from RFD became universal in 1901 Place, Lincolndale, Somers Centre,
and a standard box was designed and even White hall Corners for a
another sheet. ey just folded and postage was based on weight and Sing Sing or Peekskill to Somers. and produced to be used to hold time.
the delivered mail. And hence even
sealed the letter. e postmaster whether the letter was going more e development of post roads today, Somers residents either pick e Postal Service was the
up their mail at the post o ce or most important source of com-
would write the postage due in the or less than 300 miles. In 1863, by the Federal and State Govern- set out a standard mailbox. Origi- munication, especially before the
nally Somers residents got box telegraph, telephone, and of course
upper right hand of the sheet. It congress passed an act that pro- ments facilitated moving the mail. numbers and their address became now the internet. But the Post Of-
PO Box 323 for example. Several
was usually paid by the recipients, vided universal service to all and However, except in large cities, res- years ago, residents and businesses ce still remains a vital part of the
were given full street addresses to rural/urban nation’s ability to com-
but could be prepaid or split. At a established the classes of mail we idents of rural areas such as Somers help the Fire Department in nd- municate.
ing a location.
time when Abraham Lincoln only know today, First Class (Corre- had to pick up their mail from the I think you will agree that we all
Somers hamlet has (had) many look forward to going out to the
earned $55.70 in 1835 as a Post- spondence), Second Class (Publi- Post O ce. is changed in 1896 mailbox to nd out if we received
master in Illinois, ten cents was a cations), and ird Class (All other when Rural Free Delivery (RFD)
lot of money. mailable matter). was begun. Residents would put
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>> >> >>ACADEMIES 22 ADVANCED PL ACEMENT COURSES 1ST IN THE NATION TO OFFER A COMPLETE DIGITAL TEXTBOOK LIBRARY With public safety as one of his ers their speed in relation to the
>> >> >> >> >>MORE THAN 11,000 ALUMNI CHAMPIONSHIP ATHLETIC TEAMS AWARD-WINNING DRAMA CLUB MASS OFFERED DAILY top priorities, Sen. Pete Harck- speed limit, $56,000
>> >> >> >> >>HYBRID CURRICULUM OF BLENDED COURSES AMBASSADOR’S CLUB CAMPUS MINISTRY ART CLUB BASKETBALL CAREER ham announced that he is award- Yorktown: Seven Speed De-
EXPLORERS >> GOLF >> MATH HONORS SOCIETY >> CHESS CLUB >> SWIMMING >> HABITAT FOR HUMANITY >> GAMING CLUB >> SOCCER ing over $500,000 in law enforce- vices for use in the Yorktown and
>> MOCK TRIAL >> CRUSADER NEWSPAPER >> BUSINESS INVESTMENT >> CROSS COUNTRY >> BOOK CLUB >> CRUSADERS FOR LIFE >> ment/public safey grants to eight Lakeland School Districts. e
DEBATE AND FORENSICS >> CHORUS >> LACROSSE >> MU ALPHA THETA >> DRAMA CLUB >> FOOTBALL >> HEALTH CARE FORUM >> KEY municipalities/law enforcement devices, when placed in school
CLUB >> INDOOR TRACK >> JAZZ BAND >> CLASSROOM CRUSADER >> LITERARY JOURNAL - THE PHOENIX >> MSG VARSITY >> agencies in the 40th Senate Dis- zones, will display the school
>> >> >> >> >>COMMUNITY SERVICE TRACK & FIELD NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY ENGINEERING CULTURAL AWARENESS COMMON trict. e funds will be used to zone speed limit and how fast the
INTEREST >> PHOTOGRAPHY >> PROM COMMITTEE >> CONCERT BAND >> BASEBALL >> SCIENCE ROCKET CLUB >> SPANISH CLUB purchase critical equipment that automobile is going in the school
(SOCIEDAD LATINA) >> STAGE CREW >> CURRENT EVENTS >> STUDENT BAND >> BOWLING >> STUDENT GOVERNMENT >> DIVERSITY will allow law enforcement agen- zone. e device will ash when
CLUB >> LITERARY MAGAZINE >> ITALIAN CLUB >> WRESTLING >> LAWN SPORTS >> HOCKEY >> TRAVEL CLUB >> VOCAL ARTS ENSEMBLE cies to ght crime and better pro- the driver is exceeding that limit,
>> >> >> >>THE SHEPHERD YEARBOOK TENNIS ONE OF THE TOP 50 CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOLS 65 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE IN tect the public they serve. $70,700
>> >> >> >>EDUCATION 100% GRADUATION & ACCEPTANCE RATE 4 HONORS ACADEMIES 22 ADVANCED PL ACEMENT COURSES 1ST IN “Public Safety is the number “ e Town of Somers is grate-
one responsibility of government,” ful for Senator Harckham’s
said Harckham. Our law enforce- support in purchasing a police
Discover what sets Stepinac apart, ment agencies must have the abil- cruiser, as providing public safety
one graduate at a time.
ity to purchase advanced technol- is at the foundation of local gov-
ogy and new police vehicles and ernment. ese funds will allow
WEDNESDAY [email protected] C6TPOM B&E7RP M2 equipment, in order to e ectively the Town to enhance our public
OPEN HOUSE >>JOIN US FOR AN P R E S E N TAT I O N S patrol and protect our communi- safety e orts without impacting
ties. e more than $500,000 in our taxpayers,” Somers Supervi-
SUNDAY OCT [email protected] 27 law enforcement/public safety sor Rick Morrissey said.
P R E S E N TAT I O N S & 2PM grants that I’m announcing today Yorktown Supervisor Ilan Gil-
will help keep our residents and bert also thanked Harckham.
ISHOP STE rst responders safe.” “I’d like to thank Senator Pe-
In Westchester County, ter Harckham for responding
ARCHB Harckham’s State Aid to Mu- so quickly to his request to pro-
O L >>
PINAC nicipality grants are going to: vide funding for the installation
Brewster: Two Police Cars, of radar speed signs at our lo-
$55,000 cal schools,“ Gilbert said. ” is
Cortlandt: Emergency Re- equipment displays the speed
GH SCHO sponse/Service Vehicle, $50,000 limit in the school zone and
www.stepinac.org Croton-on-Hudson:Eco- at the same time displays the
friendly Police Vehicle; Stop the driver’s actual speed, which has
Bleed Kits, $52,500 been shown to result in compli-
Somers: Police Car and Two ance with the speed limit thereby
Speed Devices to show driv- helping keep our children safe.”
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Happily Ever After Run?
Shred it or forget it BY JAY SPEAR
No instrument has captured MAN trying to learn the instrument after
the essence, energy and evo- OVERBOARD 45 years of playing it. I rst started Here is a primer for any of you who may decide to
lution of rock and roll music RICK playing the electric guitar at about 14 run for elected o ce in the near future.
like the electric guitar. Over the geo- MELÉN years-old when I heard “Satisfaction” My fty years of witnessing the best and the
logical eons of rock history, the stage by the Rolling Stones and realized worst of people running for local, state or federal o ce
personality of each member has been that the song started with a guitar gives me reason to discuss this with you.
carved out even before they joined part that was only three notes. I If you ask your spouse or children to do something
for you, what are the odds that they will do it without
the band. e drummer is the goofy learned those three notes, then spent complaint? Yet if you follow these simple directives, you
might in uence even more people to blindly vote for you.
one. What is the di erence between the next ve years trying to gure out You must also get a well paying job for which you are
a drummer and a savings bond? One will mature and what to do during the rest of the song. I couldn’t have
When in appearing in a public forum, always speak
make money. e bass player is the quiet one. Just ask found a worse teacher in Frank Gambale, since the loudly and include daily a rmations of your love for your
country, state, city or town. It would help immeasurably if
one and he probably won’t tell you the same thing. e resemblance between his guitar playing and mine is the you could force out a couple o tear drops while doing this.
keyboard player is a bit of a milquetoast, if you ask me, like comparing apples that can play a guitar to oranges When you participate in a debate or simply speak to
your constituency, you must indicate the most caring and
running around tickling the ivories. e guitarist? He’s that cannot. honest as the day is long look on your face. Please do not
confuse this look with your true feelings. is would only
the guy the lead singer is looking at enviously, waiting You want to see a knock-down, drag-out ght in tend to confuse you.
for him to make a mistake so that his envy can turn to Congress? Table the budget and tell them that they Don’t forget to exemplify dramatic moments with exag-
gerated hand movements. is would be a big plus. ink
scorn. e guitarist is the one looking blissfully at the cannot adjourn for recess until they gure out who was of a conductor leading a symphony orchestra.
heavens, his ngers moving skillfully over the fretboard, the greatest guitarist of all time. “Clapton? Are you Having your spouse beside you will really enhance your
chance of victory. Try to convince your husband or wife to
coaxing melli uous melodies from a 8-pound piece of kidding me? He couldn’t hold a candle to Jimi Hen- abandon their true feelings about you and star at you with
a look that conveys that you are the luckiest person on the
ash hewn roughly into the shape of a woman. drix!”“Well that’s because the guy always had lighter face of the earth to be married to you. is may require
some serious acting classes to convince your audience of
When an engineer at the Gibson Guitar Company uid all over his guitar! e damn thing was a re their sincerity.
named Lloyd Loar started experimenting with sound hazard!”“What about Chuck Berry? He invented all Now comes what might be the most di cult part of
your run for the blue ribbon. You must convince your
ampli cation by mounting an electro-magnetic coil of those ri s AND played them while doing a duck walk! constituency that what you say is the honest truth and all
the facts are correct.
wire underneath the strings of a viola, things changed If it walks like a duck-”“I got TWO words for you:
Please excuse me if what I just wrote, scares you. I was
for future generations of teenage males who had plenty STEVIE... RAY... VAUGHAN. I don’t have to say only kidding when I used the words, honest, truth and
facts. And most importantly, you must not begin your
of manual dexterity but little chance of capturing the anything more. But I’m a politician, so give me about run for o ce too soon. is will only give your opponents
more time to check on your past. Remember, facts and
imagination of the fairest of the fairer sex. ey say 20 minutes to rattle on regarding some unrelated extra- truth are your sworn enemies.
that necessity is the mother of invention, and when the neous crap.”“Eddie Van Halen literally revolutionized When questioned on facts, simply refer to your experts.
If you lose the election, nobody will ever question you
mother of invention found out that playing guitar was the guitar solo under almost intolerable conditions: again, so it won’t matter.
just a way to impress girls, invention was grounded for putting up with David Lee Roth. And I bet he could If by some outlandish stroke of fate, you should actu-
ally win the election, your memory will become very fuzzy
two weeks. have done it while walking like a duck, but for reasons about the promises you guaranteed and what you would
accomplish once elected.
Last ursday night I went with my friend Errol to of personal dignity chose not to.”“Prince played a gui-
One more thing: After every public appearance, remem-
see one of the best, electric guitar virtuoso Frank Gam- tar shaped like a punctuation mark, played it amazingly, ber to close your comments with “MAY GOD BLESS
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.” It may be
bale, at Daryl’s House in Pawling. I found out about and still managed to look cool while wearing that Aunt the only sincere sentiment you ever utter
Gambale due to Errol’s great taste in guitarists, and I Jemima thing on his head.”“Duane Allman played a If you doubt your ability to win an election, just look
around at some of the most recent winners.
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I have been grappling with my life person I exhibited to the world.
for the last three years. I was fortunate I need now to take a page from Mr.
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at my side I was able to accept Johnny’s are but beginnings…they must not as
passing and get on with living. It’s the Mr. Apar says, diminish us, but rather
loss of Jason that impedes me (why do spur us on to face life stronger for hav-
we say ‘loss’ when we mean death? Is ing known and loved those who have
it that loss suggests nding again and gone before. ey have each added, by
death is too nal?) living and by dying, to the de nition
With Jason gone I nd myself very of our lives. All we need to do is open
much alone. Even though my children our minds, look back, and see how they
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LETTERS Special Occasion
Celebrate Somers extra special.
success It was wonderful to see so
many Somers families enjoying If I own something that I think of as special, my inclination is
to keep this item special by not using it. e rst example that
To the editor: the rides, food trucks, rollover I can recall is the summer when I was nine years old. My mom READING,
had bought me a beautiful pair of red ru ed bell bottoms with white WRITING &
e Somers Chamber of simulator, pie eating contest and CHOCOLATE
Commerce would like to thank the Somers re truck!
all the Somers residents for We thank you, Somers com- polka dots and a matching top for the upcoming family vacation. I KIM
loved those red ru ed bell bottom summer pants and wore them KOVACH
making our 7th annual Cel- munity, and we hope you had fun. once on vacation and maybe one more time that summer - they were
ebrate Somers event so success- Please remember to shop local
ful! We had beautiful weather and support our local businesses. too special to wear so I kept them hanging up in my clothes closet.
to celebrate our awesome town e Chamber can’t wait to e next summer, I was pulling out the summer t-shirts and
and to showcase our wonderful make the Celebrate Somers shorts from my dresser drawers and closet. I saw those red ru ed polka dotted bell bottoms and
businesses. e Chamber would 2020 event even bigger and tried them on to admire myself in the long mirror. Oh, no! ose special beautiful red ru ed bell
also like to recognize and send a better! We’re open to ideas for bottoms were now unfashionable high-water pants! I had grown over the past year from age nine
special thank you to the Somers next year’s event. Please contact to age ten and those special summer pants no longer t. I was really disappointed. I ended up giv-
Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts us with any feedback or sugges- ing my special red bell bottoms to my shorter friend, Pammy.
and to our Town Supervisor tions at somerschamber.com. I keep repeating this same odd sentiment. I have received lovely scarves, journals, etc. as gifts
Rick Morrissey in leading the Chamber President Donna over the years and because I consider these gifts to be special, I save them and end up never using
opening ceremony. Martone and the Somers them. Years ago, I saw a beautiful long black velvet dress in a catalogue. It was the perfect elegant
We hope you all enjoyed Chamber of Commerce Board: dress to wear for a special occasion. I decided to buy that dress and save it to wear at my rst book
the special performances from Jennifer Newman (VP), Henry signing.
Anytime Fitness, Clan Na Cio (VP), Steve Delizo, Ed Well, my rst book signing was at a bookstore on a warm September afternoon. at beautiful
h’Eireann Irish Step Dance, Liss, Amanda Casabona-Cohen, long black velvet dress would have felt like a sauna, so I sadly passed over it and chose something
Martial Arts Unlimited, Somers Matt Grasso, Vicki Cio , lighter from my closet. I completely forgot about that black velvet dress. Over the years I could
Youth and Varsity Cheerleaders Michael O’Donovan, Carolyn have worn it to an o ce holiday party but I kept saving that dress for a special occasion.
and Penny Lane Dance Acad- Moss, Ti any Prigitano, Mel e other day I read about a woman in England who decided to wear her wedding dress every
emy. ank you for volunteering Reyes and AnnMarie Demm day for a year. Dawn Win eld-Hunt apparently had no problem in wearing her special gown all
your time in making our event (Admin) over town. Dawn liked her white $364 thrift store wedding dress so much that she wore it to a
barbeque the very next day and got a lot of positive feedback from friends and family. She decided
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Some has lots of followers on social media who look forward to posted photos of Dawn wearing her wed-
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at reminds me of an episode on the TV sitcom, “Friends,” where the unmarried Monica, Ra-
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Ducking the truth
One of the rst things you’re re- Loretta had been visit- reasons why they would there’s nowhere on the form where they
quired to do when you’re listing a ask if you have or ever had ducks swim-
house is ll out a seller’s disclosure ing us for many, many come back each year. ming in your pool.”
statement. is is where you divulge the
condition of your property and anything years, and while they TRACY I’m sure the fact that my “And it’s not like they ever broke any-
in or outside the home that might not be didn’t have a lease or BECKERMAN daughter routinely threw thing,” said my husband. “ ey’ve always
in the best of shape or of concern for the a contract, they had them a loaf of bread been very considerate ducks.”
buyer. Which led us to wonder…
de nitely laid claim when they arrived might “ at’s right,” I said. “ ey never asked
“Honey, do we have to tell potential to borrow our towels or sunscreen or
buyers about the ducks?” I said as I lled to our little backyard have had something to invited themselves to dinner, like some of
out the form. our other guests.”
getaway. Aside from do with their fondness for
“Well, they’re not a permanent part of We sat silently for a moment.
the property,” he replied. the feathers in the our digs. “I think we should tell them,” he nally
“ at’s what I was thinking,” I said, as pool, it wasn’t that big of a deal for us and Surprisingly, this spring when we listed “I thinks so, too,” I agreed. “But what
I left the line about unwelcome mallard should I say?”
visitors blank. they were much nicer guests than the oc- the house, the ducks were a no-show. “Tell them the ducks like whole wheat
e problem was, we did, indeed, have casional grumpy backyard woodchuck or Was it possible that after 19 years, they’d
ducks. ey weren’t fulltime residents— You can follow Tracy on Twitter @
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Still, I supposed someone who was ers? Or perhaps one with a spa where
buying the house would want to know if they could get their feathers u ed. Or
their pool annually transformed into a duck maybe, Larry and Loretta had split up
pond. e previous owner before us never and neither one got the summer retreat in
said boo about the ducks, so either he left it the divorce.
o his seller’s disclosure form or the ducks “Well, since they didn’t come up this
just decided to move in the same time we year, I don’t think it’s something we need
did. Of course, there were some obvious to mention on the form,” I said. “Besides,
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MELEN dynamics of the song. And I want not the point. I play, I shred, I con- “Well actually, the crowd banded morning, Oct. 6, 9 a.m., for the
to know that the guitarist is mak- quer, and afterwards the crowd is together and burned it, but the Annual Ovarian and Breast Cancer
FROM PAGE 10 ing a weird face while playing it. stunned. All you can see for miles end result was the same.” Support-A-Walk at FDR Park in
around is smoke and ames rising Yorktown.
million great guitar licks and Frank Gambale ri ed on, as we from the stage.“Dude! You burned Join Rick and Trillium for some
never once got his hair caught in mortals watched in amazement. your guitar like Jimi Hendrix?” love and harmony, Sunday Say hello at: [email protected]
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over the years. When I was in can’t play. I don’t use echo, because
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break that was so fast that I could same mistakes twice. But I keep
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catch up to it in fth gear. As I’ve myself closing the show at Wood-
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a solo that is melodic enough to looking at me, waiting for my solo.
hum in the shower. Every one of Most of them are soaking wet,
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TRUNK with people like you! If there’s a Somers woman shares
FROM PAGE 4 life through haiku
memoir, a ctional idea, an his-
Adelaide B. Shaw, a Somers resident, has a new
Volunteer Drivers torical tome or even a book, there collection of haiku poetry, “ e Distance I’ve Come.“
is no greater time to preserve your
e 100 haiku in this collection, culled from nearly 50
Needed written words in a class with other years of writing, cover a life’s journey from childhood
local residents who are explor- to the present. ese short poems are about living, the
experiences we all share, the emotions we feel. ey
Can you spare a little time to ing an idea or a work in progress are about accepting our joys and our sorrows and
about moving on.
make a di erence in the life of an with author and journalist, Linda Shaw was born and
raised in New Haven,
older adult? Spear. e workshop runs contig- Conn., but has lived
in several other places
RideConnect, a program of uously throughout the year. e since then. She is the
mother of three and
Family Services of Westchester, fee is $150 per six-week session grandmother of six.
is an information, referral, and on a rolling admission on Friday PHOTOS COURTESY OF ADELAIDE SHAW
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adults, age 60+, who can no longer pen and pencil or laptop with you
drive. We are seeking volunteer so you can develop strategies for
drivers who are willing to provide becoming a lifelong writer. Peo-
occasional rides to our older adult ple at all skill levels are welcome.
neighbors. ese rides enable our Contact Linda at: 914-617-9195
clients to remain active in their St. Luke’s Food Pantry
communities and to continue
to lead ful lling lives. Rides are
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e Somers Library is located at 82 Primrose St. Register for programs at somerslibrary.org or by calling 914-232-5717.
Programs are funded by the Friends of the Somers Library through donations.
Senior Beneﬁts Information not meet on days the Somers each meeting. e titles will be (Please register sep-
Center. Every Wednesday, 10 schools are closed due to snow. mostly ction, but could also arately to the work-
a.m. to 1 p.m. Senior Bene ts Somers Library Non-Fic- be non- ction or biographi- shop you would like
Information Centers (SBICs) tion Book Club. Mondays, Oct. cal. Any Somers library user to attend).
help older adults 60 and over 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 9 from 6:30- can register/attend. Copies will OR
and those caring for the elderly 8:30 p.m. No mysteries, no love be reserved for club members. • ursday Afternoon
achieve a better understanding stories, no elves, no schools for Space is limited to 20 people Writer’s Workshop with
of Medicare health plans and magic (not that there’s anything and registration is required. Linda Spear. ursdays,
prescription drug coverage. In- wrong with them!). We will be Art Exhibit: Constanza October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; per or laptop so that within a
formation is provided about concentrating on history, biog- Mallol Paintings. September 1 November 7, 14, 21 and Dec. 5, few short weeks you will have
di erent types of government raphy, technology, astronomy, - 30, during library hours. ose 1:00 - 2:30 pm. (Please register developed the strategies to be-
programs. computers and science. In the who experience Constanza separately to the workshop you come a lifelong writer. People
If you can’t visit the library in future, members will choose the Mallol’s colorful, descriptive would like to attend). of all skill levels are welcome.
person, you can leave a message books to be read. Cookies will still-lifes and gures are struck If there is a book in you, a Space is limited to 12, so reg-
on the SBIC helpline at 914- be served. Space is limited to by their revealing use of light memoir, a ctional recount- ister early!
231-3260 or email us at [email protected] 15. and form. ing of a time in your life or Painting in Autumn With
wlsmail.org with your name, Somers Library Book Club. Writer’s Workshops with an historical time, there is no Judika. Mondays, October 7,
number, a time to call from 9 Tuesdays, Oct. 22, Nove. 12, Linda Spear: greater time to preserve your 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. It’s
a.m. to 5 p.m. and whether your Dec. 10, 6:30 - 8 p.m. is • Mondays Writers’ Work- written words in a class with fall, an inspirational season
interest is in Medicare services Somers Library sponsored shop with Linda Spear. Mon- other students who are explor- to create more ART. We can
or other bene ts. A counselor book club will be led by Diana day, September 30; October 7, ing an idea, a work in progress, draw from nature’s colors using
will return your call within Cunningham, who will select 14, 21, 28; November 4, 18, 25 or a chapter in their life. acrylic paints, watercolors or
two business days. SBIC will the books to be discussed at and Dec. 2, 10:30 a.m to noon Bring your ideas, pen and pa- watercolor oil pencils.
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County holds job fair for mental health and social services providers
Over 500 positions are available with more than 20 potential employers S
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OBITUARIES School’s Open—
Louis G. Tomasulo campaign underway
Louis G. Tomasulo, 97, passed away peacefully jor part of his life that he shared with his brother,
on September 15 in his home in Plymouth, Mass. Joe. e tailgates were epic. Win or lose, Army/
Louis, lovingly known as Grrr since the birth Navy games were memorable. You could join
of his rst grandchild (who couldn’t pronounce them in watching only if you took a vow of silence
Gramps), was born in 1922 in Brooklyn to Jose- during the game and if you were willing to hear
phine and Michelangelo Tomasulo. It was there their play-by-play for the rest of the weekend. e following is from the New for the New York State Police, we
York State Police: will once again ramp up enforcement
that he grew up with his brothers, Joseph and Lou was a man with a quiet presence, but made and raise driver awareness as school
e New York State Police urges buses return to our roads and our
Michael (Babe). He loved playing baseball and a lasting impact on the people he met. He eas- everyone to support the AAA’s an- children walk our sidewalks. We ask
nual “School’s Open—Drive Care- that parents, friends and neighbors
became a talented pitcher for the Acomas team ily engaged with others in conversation and was fully” campaign to help preserve the spread the word and work with law
safety of children traveling to and enforcement year round. Please pay
in Brooklyn. He found his lifelong career at age quite possibly the best listener. Described as “ev- from school. attention behind the wheel to make
sure our kids stay safe.
18 when he became part of the original team of erybody’s Grandpa,” Lou was truly interested in AAA’s yearly “School’s Open—
Drive Carefully” campaign alerts Drivers should be especially cau-
Ted Bates Advertising in New York City. Lou’s what others had to say. His smile and generous, motorists to the special risks to tious in school areas, keeping their
school-age children from motor ve- speed at or below posted limits and
talent as an Art Director was highly regarded and kind heart will be remembered by all who knew hicle crashes, the leading cause of being prepared to stop, on both sides
death for children from ve to four- of the street, for school buses with
he remained there for 48 years. At his retirement him. teen years old. e campaign runs
through October 11. ashing red lights, as required by
party in 1988, he was described as “a redwood in Grrr was predeceased by his parents, Josephine New York State law.
Children tend to be at greater
the forest of advertising.” and Michelangelo, his wife Mary, his son, Bob, risk during the back-to-school pe- To help protect children,AAA of-
riod because they are thinking more fers these six pedestrian-safety tips to
In 1947, he married his love, Mary (nee De- and his brothers Joseph and Babe. He is survived about seeing old friends and new parents:
teachers than watching for cars and
Santis) and moved to Valley Stream, NY to raise by his daughter, Susan Tomasulo Walker ( John) trucks. Others are going to school • Look all ways before crossing
for the rst time. the street.
their family. eir children, Robert and Susan, of Fair eld CT, his three granddaughters, Kris-
Motorists will receive an addition- • Cross only at corners.
grew up in a warm and loving environment lled tin Baker (Matthew) of Boston, Michelle Ronan al reminder each time they see one • Obey police o cers, school
of the “School’s Open”bumper stick- crossing guards, members of AAA
with music, sports, and Italian cooking. (Kyle) of Med eld, MA, and Elizabeth Jones ers on State Police vehicles, as well as School
other o cial vehicles, school buses • Safety Patrols, and tra c signals.
In 1998, Lou and Mary moved to Somers, (Brendan) of Fair eld, CT. He also leaves behind and passenger cars. • Watch for turning cars.
• Be especially alert in bad weather.
where they enjoyed a new chapter of their lives his beloved great-grandsons, Julian and Louis. With tra c safety a top priority • Play away from tra c.
at Heritage Hills. An ardent golfer, Lou enjoyed He will be missed by his numerous nieces and
many hours on the course at Somers Pointe Golf nephews,great-nieces and nephews and his great-
Club. He was a devoted parishioner of St. Joseph’s great-nieces and nephews.
Church. e family would like to extend their heartfelt
A man of many interests, Lou enjoyed base- thanks to the sta of Laurelwood at the Pinehills
ball, gardening, art, woodworking, travel and and Cranberry Hospice, (Plymouth, MA). You
the beauty of nature. His many paintings and are so good at what you do.
sketches re ected this appreciation. e Audubon And to our family and friends…thank you for
Bird Watching Book and binoculars were never the years of smiles and support you have given to
far from reach. He took several trips with his son Grrr.
Bob, who shared this love of nature, to Alaska, Memorial donations may be made to e Si-
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Adult services are through the Van Tassell House in Somers. For more information, contact program director Barbara Taberer at
914-232-0807 or [email protected] You can also visit Somersny.com or on Facebook at Somers Senior Services. All services
are for ages 60 and up.
Nutrition Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Jo Ann: Mondays 10:30 to movement with Lori; 12:30-
ursdays between the hours of noon beginning Sept. 9. is 1:30 p.m. Fridays is strength
Meals on Wheels: if you are 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for Somers will be a six week series. and balance with Lori.
having trouble preparing meals adults who are unable to drive. Ballroom and Latin Danc- Line Dancing with Rich-
or getting out to shop, we can Door to door. $5 round trip fee ing with Frank Elia: ursdays ard. Tuesdays 10:30-11:30
help out by delivering a hot Shopping: Mondays transpor- at 10:30 a.m. starting Sept. 12. a.m. Richard Barnett has
meal to your home. $2.00 dona- tation is available to clothing/ Tai Chi for Arthritis Sept. been leading group mu-
tion suggested. gift shopping plazas including 10 through Nov. 1 with Mela- sic and dance classes in West- iday parties and Wii: Monday
Lunch at Van Tassell House: JV Mall and the Danbury Mall, nie Sloane. Classes are 12:30- chester for over 20 years. Line through Friday
a hot meal is served Monday Christmas Tree; Fridays trans- 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:45- dancing! Beginners welcome as Book Club: 12:30 p.m. last
through Friday at noon. $2.00 portation to area grocery stores. 11:45 a.m. Fridays. well as more seasoned dancers, Monday of the month. With
donation. Activities and outings Destinations include Turco’s, Water Color Class: Join Di- singles and couples welcome, or the assistance of the Somers Li-
available to all. Transportation Stew Leonard’s and Stop and ana and Janet every Wednesday maybe you’d like to join us… brary a monthly selection will
is available to those in need. Shop, Shoprite, Door to door. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. have a seat, listen to the music be assigned and distributed to
Transportation Library: Hop aboard our al- Exercise Classes: 10:45 a.m. and enjoy the dancing. Lunch is members. Do not hesitate to be
ternate Tuesday run to the Li- Monday is exercise and music available following the class. critical or forthcoming about
brary. Door to door. with Lori. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mah Jong Wednesdays 12:30 your thoughts. We are here to
Wheelchair accessible vans Activities Tuesdays is music and dance p.m. We have beginner tables share, listen and enjoy.
are available for transport to with Richard; 12:30-1:30 p.m. and tables for more advanced Bridge 10 a.m. Tuesdays and
all destinations. Tuesdays is workout with Lori; players. Tile sets are available. ursdays. e club welcomes
Medical Appointments: Creative writing class with 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays is body Card Games, speakers, hol- new players.
Transportation to medical,
dental and physical therapy
appointments is available on
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Symposium, screenings set for breast cancer awareness month
For breast cancer awareness month this October, Put- pathology, medical oncology and radiation oncology. screenings are from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 12,
nam Hospital Center is hosting two events focusing on e clinical discussion will also be supported by health in the hospital’s outpatient radiology department, 664
education, prevention and support. and wellness information, including integrative health Stoneleigh Ave.
First up is the Breast Symposium from 9 a.m. to and exercise, nutrition, genetics and family history. e screenings include a breast exam performed by a
12:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, in the hospital’s Michael T. Registration is not required but encouraged. Please specialist and a 3D mammogram.
Weber Auditorium, 670 Stoneleigh Ave. contact Patient Oncology Navigator Melissa Teran Space is limited so registration is required. e Can-
is informational presentation will feature hospital Contreras at 845-230-4791. cer Services Program of the Hudson Valley will sched-
medical sta and healthcare professionals discussing the Also in October, Putnam Hospital Center has teamed ule your appointment at 855-277-4482 and pay for
latest innovations in breast health and screening. ere will up with Cancer Services Program of the Hudson Val- eligible screenings. For directions, parking information
be a multidisciplinary tumor board presentation featuring ley to provide screenings to eligible women, age 50-74, and general questions, call Putnam Hospital Center at
physicians from radiology, breast surgery, plastic surgery, with no health insurance or who are underinsured. e 845-230-4791.
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Have you considered
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We have all heard and even
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3 ways to prevent ankle sprains & twists this fall
BY DR. KURT VOELLMICKE also improves our mindfulness and
GUEST COLUMNIST understanding of how proper joint
alignment feels. Overall, yoga will not
Ankle sprains and twisted ankles only improve ankle strength, but over-
are among some of the most common all mindfulness of the body and its
bone and joint injuries, according to alignment as well as skeletal strength.
the National University of Health Balancing on one leg at a time can im-
Sciences. prove one’s ability to protect against
spraining an ankle.
A sprain or a twist is caused
when the ligaments in the ankle are OTHER STRENGTH EXERCISES
stretched beyond their normal range ere are other similar exercises
of motion or even torn. Preventing
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and there are numerous exercises and focus on improving ankle mobility.
simple lifestyle changes that can im- Other exercises such as squats and
prove your overall ankle strength. lunges, which focus more on other
areas of the body, are also bene cial
SENSIBLE SHOES ARE THE MOST in increasing ankle strength. If proper
SUPPORTIVE form is used, these exercises focus on
proper joint alignment, core strength
When it comes to footwear,shoes that as well as balance.
t well and o er support to your ankles
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women. Choosing a shoe with arch and not considered important until later in
ankle support lessens the likelihood for life. Ensuring that your bones and joints
ankle injury to occur. Wider and rmer are strong can prevent common injuries
outer soles are more stable compared to such as twisted ankles and sprains and
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ENEA and that a spouse can join in on cational institution, then un- ition.” Room and board, books and management of a trust for
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the gift ($22.8 million exemp- der IRS code, that payment is and fees do not qualify for the the education of a loved one as
tion for a couple). considered a “quali ed transfer” exclusion. well as the uncertainties of out-
$11.4 million estate and gift tax Additionally, if the payment and is not treated as a gift for us, a grandparent can pay right gifts to the child or to an
exemption by the amount of of tuition is made directly from gift tax purposes. us, it can for the tuition of a grandchild UTMA/UGMA account for a
the gift in excess of the $15,000 the grandparents to the edu- be in an unlimited amount as and if they wish, still make the child, who depending on their
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Thursday, September 26, 2019 Sports The Somers Record – Page 31
TuskersFOOTBALL rally to upset Rye, 28-24
DeMatteo calls it ‘the greatest regular season win of his career’
BY ROB DIANTONIO nished with 152 yards rushing through the rst quarter but Gar-
CONTRIBUTING WRITER on 26 carries and three touch- rett Cassin’s interception helped
downs. set up an 18-yard touchdown run
e evening before Somers’ by Kaiser to tie the game.
Week 3 game with Rye, Somers e Tuskers then methodically
coach Tony DeMatteo called his moved down the eld on their Lavelle then threw a back-
shot at the Tuskers’ team dinner. breaking fourth down touchdown
nal possession. ey capped o pass to give the Garnets the lead
“Tomorrow night will be the a 15-play, 66-yard drive with a back. Daniel Rios blocked the ex-
greatest [regular] season win of Kaiser 2-yard score with just 18.9 tra point, leaving the score at 13-7.
my career in 51 years,” he told his seconds left. Cabo’s kick made it
team. “Rye’s going down.” 28-24. Lavelle scored on a 2-yard
keeper to stretch Rye’s lead to
He sure was right. Rye had one last chance, but 21-7 with 3:22 left in the rst half.
Somers rallied from a 17-point Rosenzweig intercepted Declan
second-half de cit to pull o a Lavelle’s pass. Somers took a knee Following a big run by Rosenz-
stunning 28-24 victory over the to end it and DeMatteo and his weig to get Somers to the Rye 24,
favored Garnets on Sept. 20 at players made a beeline for the Jackson Kossow was intercepted
home. stands to celebrate with “Tusker in the end zone, sending the game
Nation.” into halftime with Somers trailing
e comeback started when by two touchdowns.
junior Nate Rosenzweig dashed “I just saw there were two re-
25 yards for a touchdown with 57 ceivers coming and I was watch- Rosenzweig nished with ve
seconds left in the third quarter. ing Lavelle’s eyes the whole time carries and 72 yards and a touch-
Alex Cabo’s kick split the uprights and I picked it o ,” Rosenzweig down to help complement Kaiser
to cut the de cit to 24-14. said of the interception. “It wasn’t in the back eld. It was crucial to
all me though. My teammates
Following a Rye three-and- played great and a bunch of kids nd a secondary running back af-
out, Jack Kaiser cut the de cit to rose to the occasion. We have ve ter senior captain Charlie Balan-
just three points when he ran in a starters injured. It wasn’t just me cia su ered a minor MCL tear in
39-yard touchdown down the left that stepped up.” Week 2.
sideline with 10:51 to go. Kaiser
Rye gained a 7-0 lead midway “We needed him to step up,”
Kaiser said of Rosenzweig. “Bal- PHOTOS: ROB DIANTONIO
Nate Rosenzweig ancia’s one of the best players on
ﬁnds some our team and me and him are Jackson Kossow throws a pass while under pressure.
kind of a one-two punch. We call
running room ourselves ‘thunder and lightning.’ there,” DeMatteo said of his de- (2-1), coming o a 30-12 loss to
against Rye last But Nate doing well opens it up
for me and me doing well opens fense. “ ey were a little nervous Yorktown in Week 2.
Friday night. things up for him. It was a good
combo.” early in the game. As the game “ ey were a little down after
It was the halfback/defensive wore on, they got better at what the loss and all the injuries, so the
back Rosenzweig’s rst start of the
season. He had been hampered by they were doing. But when you whole week (leading up to the
a back injury.
play a kid like Lavelle with three game with Rye), was about deal-
“ e last week was his rst full
week of practice,” DeMatteo said. brand new secondary guys… ing with adversity and becoming
“He’s the fastest kid on our team.
I was real happy for him. Losing we had three guys out: Balan- a man,” DeMatteo said. “ ey
Charlie was big, but Nate came
through.” cia, (Nick) Rossi and (Anthony) proved themselves tonight.”
Rye had di culty moving the Gionta. ey were a little nervous. Somers returns to action when
chains in the nal 24 minutes. e
Garnets scored just three points We were right with the coverages they travel to Tappan Zee for a 7
and only gained 88 total yards in
the second half. but we just weren’t getting deep p.m. game on Friday, Sept. 27.
“You had a lot of new guys in enough and stu like that. And “ at was exactly our goal,”
in the second half they put it to- Rosenzweig said when asked how
gether.” much the team wanted to display
T.J. Deagan (1 sack) and An- that their performance against
thony Cheek each had 8 tackles to Yorktown doesn’t re ect who they
lead the defense. Dominic Cheek are as a team. “ at game was a
tallied 7 tackles while Rios had 6. uke and that’s not the team we
e win was crucial for Somers really are.”
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VARSITY SPORTS ROUNDUP (9/17-9/22)
looks to get the
Tuskers topple ball out of Somers’
Hornets in OT,
edge Indians defensive end.
Field hockey earns two wins;
boys soccer nets big win
BY ROB DIANTONIO
Girls Soccer (5-1-1)
SOMERS 1, JOHN JAY CROSS RIVER 0 Karlene Kurtz of the Tuskers
Wednesday, Sept. 18 goes after a loose ball.
It was a two-game stretch that featured a pair of rivalry games for
PHOTOS: ROB DIANTONIO
Somers’ girls soccer team.
e Tuskers started it o by defeating host John Jay (Cross River),
the defending Section 1 Class A champions, 1-0, on Sept. 18.
Ella Kittredge scored the only goal Somers needed midway through
the rst half. Jessica Rodriguez had the assist.
“Jess Rodriguez played a perfectly placed ball to me right through
John Jay’s defense,” Kittredge said. “I was there at the right time and
was able to capitalize on the opportunity.”
Rachel Ross made seven saves in net for a Somers team that was
seeking some revenge.
“Losing to John Jay last year de nitely motivated our team to beat
them,” Kittredge said. “ ey are so competitive with us in every sport so
beating them was a huge win for our team.”
SOMERS 2, LAKELAND 1 OT
Friday, Sept. 20
Megan Dineen scored the game-winning goal with three minutes left
in the second overtime in a 2-1 victory over host Lakeland on Sept. 20.
e senior scored on a corner to break a 1-1 tie after the Hornets had
tied it up eight minutes into the second half.
“O a corner kick the keeper dropped the ball and I was able to
follow up and get the rebound,” Dineen said. “Coach (Paul) Saia and
(Keenan) Deegan always emphasize the importance of going to the
keeper and it paid o .”
Somers gained the 1-0 lead just a minute into the game when Rodri-
guez scored on a corner kick from Dahlia Pepe.
e Hornets had multiple scoring chances thwarted by Ross through-
out the game. Ross faced a laser of a shot by Nadia Parisi with 11:30 left
in the rst half. e shot went o Ross’ hands and over the net.
Midway through the second half, Somers defender Alexis Atkinson
cleared away a shot that got over Ross’ head.
Somers (5-1-1) was called o sides with 12 minutes left in regulation
when Rodriguez found Kittredge in front for what would have been the
“ e key heading into overtime was de nitely to have a positive at-
titude and stay composed,” Dineen said. “We knew what we had to do
and everyone put in their maximum e ort and worked together as a
Field Hockey (6-1-2)
SOMERS 5, NYACK 0
Tuesday, Sept. 17
Somers’ eld hockey squad started last week with a 5-0 win over visit-
ing Nyack on Sept. 17.
e Tuskers received two goals each from Isabella Del Vecchio and
Erin Clark. Ryan Mellor dished out two assists. Julianna Sirchia had a
goal while Nieve Mahood and Abigail Brooks had assists.
SEE ROUNDUP PAGE 34
Thursday, September 26, 2019 SPORTS The Somers Record – Page 33
ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT – SABRINA SOMOZA
Senior libero hopes Tuskers can make deep sectional run
BY ROB DIANTONIO Tusker Athletics on Twitter. up in Somers, what would you life but who I am. Once you join a thankful and lucky to have been a
CONTRIBUTING WRITER Do you plan on continuing to tell them about the experience team, they become family. ey pick part of the program and would do
of being part of the volleyball you up and strive for you to become anything to get a few more years
Somers senior Sabrina Somoza play volleyball in college? If yes, program and why should they go the best person you could possibly here. e experiences and memories
is the starting libero and a team where are you going and why did out for the team? be, on and o any sports ground. will last a lifetime and I de nitely
captain on the Tuskers’ varsity vol- you pick that school? Somers has the best coaches, hands encourage all the young athletes out
leyball team. e Tuskers are o to Being a year-round athlete these down. ey genuinely care and want there to try and be a part of one of
a 5-2 start. Somoza is also a mem- No, I don’t plan on playing in last four years at Somers High to see you succeed. I am so beyond the sports teams.
ber of Somers’track and eld team. college, but I’ll still be playing with School has changed not only my
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What is your favorite team I would be able to read people’s
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ritual that you share with your them mentally.
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to visit on vacation that you’ve
Before each game, we write ini- never been to, where would you
tials of someone we are playing the go and why?
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ROUNDUP Somers’ Erin Clark tries to wrestle the ball Pooja Rao bumps the
away from a North Salem player on Sept. 21. ball during a game at
FROM PAGE 32 John Jay (Cross River).
PHOTO: RICH MONETTI
SOMERS 0, NANUET 0 PHOTO: ROB DIANTONIO
Wednesday, Sept. 18
e next day, Somers went on the road and tied host
Tusker goalie Nicole Garrity made ve saves in net
for the shutout.
SOMERS 2, BREWSTER 1
Friday, Sept. 20
Somers got back on the winning side if things with a
2-1 victory over host Brewster on Sept. 20.
Mahood, who had both goals, broke a 1-1 tie to give
the Tuskers the win. Del Vecchio assisted on both of
Garrity stopped six shots in the cage.
SOMERS 1, NORTH SALEM 1
Saturday, Sept. 21
On North Salem’s homecoming, the Tuskers battled
to a 1-1 tie on Sept. 21.
Del Vecchio put Somers up 1-0 but Allison Eber- minutes to play, when Lasher sent a pass wide
hardt’s goal with ve minutes to play tied the game for to Cukaj, who blasted a shot o the Union
North Salem. City keeper. It landed at the foot of Leitner,
Garrity had a busy day in net as she made 10 saves who did the rest to put Somers up 2-0.
and the Tuskers faced 11 corners. “When I received the ball, I saw Ethan
Boys Soccer (6-1) making a run on the left hand side of the
eld, so I led him with a through-ball and he
was able to get a shot on goal,” Lasher said.
SOMERS 4, LAKELAND 0 “ e keeper made a save, however, Bennett
Tuesday, Sept. 17 crashed the goal and put it in the back of
Somers’ boys soccer team, the defending Section 1 the net.”
Class A champions, jumped out to a three-goal half- Volleyball (6-3)
time lead and cruised to a 4-0 shutout win over rival
Lakeland on the road on Sept. 17.
“ e team was working hard trying to get out to SOMERS 3, BREWSTER 0
an early lead by combining through the mid eld and Tuesday, Sept. 17
switching the elds, leading to scoring opportunities,” e Tuskers made quick work of host
said senior Drew Lasher, who tallied a hat trick. Brewster, winning in straight sets on Sept.
Ethan Cukaj added one goal. Bennett Leitner distrib- 17: 25-11, 25-7, 25-6.
uted two assists and Jose Giron set up one goal. Julianna Bockhaus (6 aces), Pooja Rao (10
kills, 2 blocks), Julia Vitale (18 assists) and
SOMERS 2, UNION CITY 0 Jen Acocella (5 digs) helped ll up the stat
Saturday, Sept. 21 sheet.
In a rematch from last season against New Jersey
powerhouse Union City, Somers won again by the same JOHN JAY CROSS RIVER 3, SOMERS 0
score, 2-0, on Sept. 21, in Secaucus. Thursday, Sept. 19
“Staying positive and looking to combine passes John Jay (Cross River) defeated visiting
helped us get the win,” Lasher said. Somers 3-0 (25-17, 25-19, 25-21) on Sept.
Right before the end of the rst half, Leitner found 19.
Daniel D’Ippolito and he chipped it into the right cor- Rao (9 kills), Ashli Ginquitti (4 blocks),
ner to give the Tuskers the 1-0 lead. Sabrina Somoza (5 digs) and Vitale (19 as-
Somers notched an insurance goal with less than 10 sists) paced Somers in defeat.
e Somers football community remembered the life of
Dominic Narcisco, an assistant football coach and teacher at
Primrose who died in April, in a pre-game ceremony on Sept. 13.
All proceeds from the evening’s 50/50 ra e were being
donated to the Dominic Narcisco Memorial Project, the Somers
Touchdown Club announced.
The Narcisco family gathers
together at midﬁeld to
honor Dominic Narcisco.
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What can a ﬁnancial advisor do for you?
What does investing mean to you? help you determine how possibly provide suitable feel comfortable with whomever you choose.
If the word makes you think of transac- Ultimately, you’ll want to pick someone
tions – buying or selling stocks and bonds to use it to your greatest GUEST protection products and who understands what’s important to you,
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To work toward all your goals, such as a to create personalized strategies and recom-
comfortable retirement, you need a compre- • Help you save for col- • Help you adjust your mend speci c actions needed to help achieve
hensive nancial strategy. And for that, you your goals. And you’ll want someone who
might need to work with a personal nancial lege – Higher education MICHAEL nancial strategy – Not will be with you in the long run – someone
advisor. But what, speci cally, can this type who will revisit your objectives and risk tol-
of professional do for you? is expensive, and costs are O’DONOVAN much will stay constant erance and who can adjust your strategies in
Here are some of the key services a nan- response to changes in your life.
cial advisor can provide: rising every year. If you’d in your life – and that
• Help you invest for your retirement – An A nancial advisor can make a big di er-
experienced nancial advisor can look at all like to help your children includes your nancial ence in your life. So, work diligently to nd
the relevant factors – your current and pro- the right one – and take full advantage of the
jected income, age at which you’d like to re- – or grandchildren – go strategy. Any number of help you’ll receive as you move toward your
tire, desired retirement lifestyle – to help you important goals.
determine how much you need to invest,and to college someday, you need to save and in- events – a new child, a new job, a new retire-
in which investment vehicles, to help you is article was written by Edward Jones for use by
reach your retirement goals. To cite just one vest early and often. A nancial advisor can ment destination – can cause you to adjust your local nancial advisor, Michael O’Donovan,
example, a nancial advisor can review your at 247 Route 100, Suite 200, Somers, NY 10589
employer-sponsored retirement plan and suggest appropriate college savings vehicles your investment moves, as will some of the (next to Somers Sports Arena). Reach him at 914-
401-9218 or [email protected]
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Or if you someday needed some type of and sometimes encourage you not to change
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your nancial independence,or would you be some event or other.
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A nancial advisor can recommend and in many ways, you’ll need, above all else, to
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Somers, New York in the Town during normal business hours, Anthony Cirieco voting Aye LLC FORMATION NOTICE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE of Somers, Westchester County, and William Faulkner voting Aye Ased Production, LLC, Arts of
that the Town of Somers will New York, on the 12th day of WHEREAS, the boundaries Richard Clinchy voting Aye Org. led with Sec. of State of NY
conduct a public hearing on September, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. of the proposed extension to omas Garrity voting Aye (SSNY) 5/30/2019. Cty: New York.
October 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at said district to be known as and the order was thereupon SSNY desig. as agent upon whom
the Town House, 335 Route 202, PRESENT: “North County Homes Water declared duly adopted. process against may be served & shall
Somers, New York on a proposed Hon. Rick Morrissey Extension” are as follows: BY ORDER OF THE TOWN mail process to Anderson Registered
Local Law to amend Chapter 158 Anthony Cirieco BOARD Agents, 7014 13th Ave., Brooklyn,
entitled Vehicles and Trafﬁc, William Faulkner SEE SCHEDULE A TOWN OF SOMERS NY 11228. General Purpose.
§158-6 Parking Prohibited in Richard Clinchy WHEREAS, the Patricia Kalba, Town Clerk LLC FORMATION NOTICE
Dated: Somers, NY
Designated Locations of the omas Garrity improvements proposed are as set
CODE of the Town of Somers ------------------------------ forth in the petition, and September 12, 2019 NOTICE OF FORMATION
to add the following: -------------------------------- WHEREAS, the cost of of 20 BH, LLC. Arts. Of Org.
“R. Parking is prohibited at -----X the improvements, including SCHEDULE A led with SSNY on 7/29/19. Of-
all times on Lakeview Drive east In the Matter of the Extension professional fees, will be paid for TAX MAP ce location: Westchester County.
from the Water Department of the Amawalk Shenorock by the applicant, and Section/Block/Lot: 16.17-2-4 SSNY designated agent upon
o ce to the intersection of Water Sewer District in the WHEREAS, the maximum Section/Block/Lot: 16.17-2-3 whom process may be served and
Cypress Lane on the south side Town of Somers, amount proposed to be expended Street Address: 3 Cardinal shall mail copy of process against
only and on Lakeview Drive Westchester County, New for said improvements is Way LLC to Rocco Vignola, Esq., 3111
south to the dam/Bridge Lane York, pursuant to Article 12 of $10,954.33 Dollars, and LLC FORMATION NOTICE East Tremont Avenue Bronx, NY
10461. Purpose: any lawful act.
on the west side only.” the Town Law. NOW, on motion of
All persons having an interest ------------------------------ Supervisor Morrissey, seconded Ratel Holdings, LLC, Arts of LLC FORMATION NOTICE
in the proposed local law are -------------------------------- by Councilman Garrity, it is Org. led with Sec. of State of NY
invited to attend the public ------X hereby (SSNY) 8/23/2019. Cty: West- Braywal Properties LLC, Arts
hearing and will be a orded an WHEREAS, a petition, a ORDERED, that the Town chester. SSNY desig. as agent upon of Org. led with Sec. of State
opportunity to be heard. A copy map, plan and report have been Board of the Town of Somers whom process against may be of NY (SSNY) 8/8/2019. Cty:
of the proposed local law will be prepared by JOSEPH FESTO in shall meet and hold a public served & shall mail process to Geist Westchester. SSNY desig. as agent
available and may be examined such manner and in such detail as hearing at the Somers Town Schwarz & Jellinek, PLLC, Attn: upon whom process against may
in the O ce of the Town Clerk has heretofore been determined Hall, 335 Route 202 in said Matthew D.Schwarz,Esq.,1 North be served & shall mail process to
during regular business hours. by the Town Board relating to Town on the 10th day of October, Lexington Ave., 11th Fl., White Brendan Walsh, 20 Onondaga St.,
By Order of the Town Board of the extension of the Amawalk 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in that day to Plains,NY 10601.General Purpose. Rye, 10580. General Purpose.
the Town of Somers Shenorock Water District, and consider said petition, map and LLC FORMATION NOTICE LLC FORMATION NOTICE
Patricia Kalba WHEREAS, said petition, report and to hear all persons
Town Clerk map, plan and report show the interested in the subject thereof Notice of Formation of Saltire Notice of Formation of D.I.Y.
Dated: September 12, 2019 boundaries of the proposed concerning the same and to take LLC. Art. Of Org. led with SSNY Slime!, LLC. Art. Of Org. led with
extension and a general plan of such action thereon as is required on 07/29/2019. O ce Location: SSNY on 5/20/19. O ce Location:
ORDER CALLING the water system connection, and or authorized by law. County of Westchester. SSNY des- Westchester County. SSNY des-
WHEREAS, said petition, e adoption of the foregoing ignated as agent of the LLC upon ignated as agent of the LLC upon
map, plan and report have been order was duly put to vote, and on whom process against it may be whom process against it may be
At a meeting of the Town duly led in the o ce of the a roll call the vote was as follows: served. SSNY shall mail process to: served. SSNY shall mail process to:
Board of the Town of Somers at Town Clerk of said Town and Hon. Rick Morrissey voting 352 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 713 Munro Ave, Mamaroneck, NY
the Town Hall, 335 Route 202, are available for public inspection Aye 11205. Purpose: any lawful purpose. 10543. Purpose: any lawful purpose.
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