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North Salem News 03.05.20

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

Vol. 5 No. 49 Visit for the latest news. Thursday, March 5, 2020

GOP pushes town to fill empty board seat Get
ready for
Republicans nominate Bob Daros to run in November pollinator
BY CAROL REIF for the Croton Falls Fire Department. on any campaign materials and he made
STAFF WRITER Daros couldn’t be reached for comment no campaign appearances, he beat Dem- BY JOCKO MCKEAN
ocratic challenger Katherine Daniels, a EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NORTH SALEM OPEN
Daylight Saving Time won’t be here last week, but several sources—includ- former school board member and lawyer,
until Sunday, but local GOP members ing the GOP committee’s chief William by 12 votes. About a month later, Moreo LAND FOUNDATION
are already “springing ahead”…to the fall Monti and Town Supervisor Warren J. informed the town that not only would he
elections, that is. Lucas—have con rmed that he has been not be taking the oath of o ce, he was re- Whether you
nominated for the post. signing as chairman of the town’s Board of
e North Salem Republican Town Assessment Review. are a lover of snow or
Committee has just tapped a Croton Falls e seat that Daros will be seeking in No-
businessman as its candidate for Town vember was captured last year by Republican at meant the board had to decide not, have you ever
Board. whether to choose someone to ll the spot
omas J. Moreo. Moreo, after throwing his or leave it open until the fall elections. thought about the
Robert “Bob” Daros, who grew up in hat in the ring, subsequently put his North
the hamlet of Purdys, is the co-owner of Salem house up for sale and, reportedly, Democrats naturally hoped that, if lled, importance of a
Heritage Fuel and Heritage Propane. e moved his family out of state. Both he and that “someone” would be Daniels.
North Salem High School graduate is also the committee tried to get his name o the
chairman of the Board of Commissioners ballot but couldn’t for technical reasons. SEE DAROS PAGE 3

Although Moreo’s name never appeared

good snowfall?

Planning Board will have input on district’s turf field Just ask the local native

pollinators and see what

the answer might be. Sure-

ly we can see the results

BY CAROL REIF district serving as the lead agency on the in the Type l list...and is not contained in each spring and summer. e results are
STAFF WRITER project during the State Environmental the Type II list.”
Quality Review process. evident in the form of healthy native
e town doesn’t have direct oversight Type l actions are those that could have
of school projects such as the North Sa- However, since the site is within “a an adverse impact on the environment owers and plants that feed our native
lem School District’s proposed $6.9 mil- Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Sys- and may require a Draft Environmental
lion synthetic turf athletic eld. But it is tem (MS4) community, the municipality Impact Statement (DEIS); a Type II clas- pollinators, such as insects, birds, mam-
responsible for reviewing plans with an is responsible for review and acceptance si cation means the project will have no
eye toward preventing stormwater pollu- of the SWPPP,” or Stormwater Pollution “signi cant” impact. mals, and other creatures that speci -
tion, according to the state Department of Prevention Plan, wrote Christina Pacella
Environmental Conservation. of the DEC’s Division of Environmental Since its original communique to the cally transfer pollen from one plant to
Permits. “involved agencies,” the school district has
Planning Board chair Cynthia Curtis sent another declaring the project a Type I another all season long. Among many
brought that little factoid to the attention According to Curtis, the school district action. It’s on le in the town clerk’s o ce,
of the Town Board on Tuesday, Feb. 25. had disseminated documents to all the Curtis said. other bene ts, a good blanket of snow
“involved agencies” calling the project an
In a letter dated Feb. 13, the DEC not- “unlisted action.” is means that it does Whether that had anything to do with allows pollinators and the plants they
ed that it had no objections to the school not “meet or exceed a threshold contained
SEE TURF PAGE 3 count on to adequately prepare for the

next cycle of life to take over after a sea-

son of hibernation, migration, or what-

ever process a speci c organism must

endure to survive winters in our area.



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The Staff North Salem Open Land Statman’s Bluegrass Ramble Sunday, March 8. Waterview/Salem Hills
Foundation Doors open 2 p.m.; music starts at 3 p.m.; Rehabilitation & Healthcare
EDITORIAL TEAM Donation: $20; Please bring a snack to share.
EDITOR: 914-302-5830 Pollinator Pathway Special Event website:; info: Waterview Hills is holding a community
[email protected]
BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER Pollinators such as bees, insects and butter- [email protected] 914-213-9212. kibble fundraiser bene tting Paws Crossed
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-302-5628
[email protected] ies, play a key role in our environment and in Town Historians need your help Animal Rescue and a donation drive from the
pollinating our food sources. Making North Humane Society of Westchester during March.
LISA KAIN Salem a pollinator-friendly corridor is one of Drop o all items and dog/cat food at Water-

914-351-2424 our many goals. Join us on March 8 at 3 p.m. e Town Historians need your help for a view Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare, 537
[email protected]
at the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library to nd joint Somers-North Salem history project.We Route 22, Purdys.
914-202-2392 out what all the buzz is about the Pollinator are looking for old photos, drawings, maps, Bowl-A-Rama
[email protected] Pathway and learn more about joining this vital postcards, etc., that show or mention Dean’s
845-621-4049 e ort to protect pollinators. We will present a Bridge, sometimes called Casey’s Crossing. If
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JENNIFER CONNELLY detailed program and hopefully get you red up you have something we can borrow and scan, Bowl-A-Rama is back! e event is from
[email protected] about joining many of our neighbors who are please let us know. Contact Doris Jane Smith 3-5 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Spins Bowl in
914-202-2941 already on the Pollinator Pathway right here in in Somers at [email protected] Carmel. All North Salem Boys grade K-5 are
[email protected]
SHELLEY KILCOYNE North Salem. is event is free and open to all. com or Susan ompson in North Salem at invited to participate in an afternoon of bowling,

CO-FOUNDER Second Sunday Hike S [email protected] photo keepsakes and memories with their special
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March 8 to explore the trails. e hills on this special guest. is includes 2 hours of opening
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[email protected] Meet near the intersection of Sullivan Road Come join us Interfaith Sunday, March 15th March 3. e event is sponsored by North Salem

CHRISTINA ROSE and Rte. 138. is is a moderately challenging, at 10:30 am as we celebrate the start of Spring Youth Baseball. Log in to the NS Little League
family-friendly event that is free and open to all. Equinox with Master Teacher and Anishinabe registration site:
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Thursday, March 5, 2020 North Salem News – Page 3

DAROS decision, so announce the decision.” However, the committee also “believes years, they are the ‘salt of the earth.’ Bob’s

FROM PAGE 1 Deputy Supervisor Peter Kamenstein that Mr. Daros, a registered Republican, father Harold Daros worked for the town

interjected that no decision had been made. should be appointed to fill the now vacant 30 years ago when I first got on the Town

In fact, Daniels said—and Lucas con- But Sternlieb was undeterred. seat which was won by a Republican” last Board.”

firmed—that she had been “welcomed” to “It doesn’t have to be a vote; inaction is a fall, Monti wrote in an email. Referring to the Croton Falls 2025 Plan,

the board after it became obvious last year decision and I would have you consult with What happens next is not up to the a road map for the hamlet’s revitalization

that Moreo, although appearing on the your attorney,” he said. committee, he added. “The decision re- which calls for more green spaces, park-

ballot, wasn’t actively running. Earlier Tuesday, Daniels had said she garding the appointment to the vacant ing lots, sidewalks and sewers and turn-

Despite calls from certain quarters of the had heard that Daros had accepted the seat is one to be taken by the sitting Town ing the old train depot into a community

community to make a decision on whether GOP nomination to run in the fall but Council.” center, Lucas wrote, “The suggestion was

to fill the seat, in February board members couldn’t get anyone to confirm or deny it. Pat Carey, president of the Democratic also made to find a Croton Falls business

said they still had not formally discussed Whether it’s Daros or not, anyone ap- Club, said Tuesday afternoon that news of person to work with the Planning Board

the issue. pointed to a board would certainly have a the nomination took everyone by surprise. and I asked Bob Daros if he would be in-

Any actual votes on appointments to the “leg up” in any subsequent elections, she “We’re hustling to respond,”she admitted. terested in doing that. He agreed.”

town board or other boards and commit- said. The general feeling is that leaving the Lucas noted that Councilman Martin

tees must be taken in public. While she doesn’t “take it personally,” seat open—rather than appointing an Aronchick, the board’s lone Democrat

Resident Andrew Sternlieb has nudged Daniels said she found the apparent “resis- interim councilperson—is “more honest,” who served on the town’s Comprehen-

the Town Board on several occasions to be tance” to appoint her surprising. She said Carey said. sive Plan Committee in 2010, will “also

more transparent. she would serve if appointed, although that One way or the other, local Democrats be working with the Planning Board on

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, one of the Demo- scenario now seems “highly unlikely.” will be facing an uphill battle in a Repub- this plan.”

cratic district leaders, Billy Morin, asked “I ran for the office; I’m well-qualified. lican-dominated town. But they don’t plan Lucas reiterated that the board has not

the board whether a decision had been Yes, I want to serve,” she said. to give up the fight. formally discussed the subject of appoint-

made. Daniels was in the audience, but did However, Daniels also said she wanted “A show’s a show. Anything can happen ments. However, he said he believed there

not speak. to make it “crystal clear”that she’s not “ask- in nine months,” Carey said, referring to were “sufficient votes to appoint Bob Daros.”

Lucas responded: “So far we’ve left it ing to be appointed anymore.” the time left until the November elections. He wrote that the board had “talked

open. I don’t know as we’ve come to a final “That time has passed,” she said. “I’m They are hopeful that “some things with the NYS Association of Towns to

decision. But I think that was the intention simply asking that the seat be left open so break our way...and they should; it’s our make sure that Bob’s status as commis-

at the time.” that we can have a fair and square election turn.” sioner of the Croton Falls Fire District

At any rate, the supervisor said a few in November.” In a Thursday, Feb. 27, email, Lucas was not an issue.”

minutes later, “We’re not filling it tonight. Having two Democrats on the five- wrote that he was “very excited” that Da- Because the town does not control the

I know I had someone call me up to tell member board “changes the calculus not ros had agreed to seek the councilman’s fire district, Lucas wrote, “There is no

me we’re putting somebody in the position, one bit. They will still have a GOP ma- spot. He went on to list the reasons why, problem with him serving on both” the

but that’s not something we talked about jority,” Daniels said Tuesday, referring to saying the 52-year North Salem resident is Board of Commissioners and the Town

or intended to do.” claims by some that politics may be in play. a business owner and has his office in the Board.

Sternlieb responded, “As long as you’ve Monti confirmed on Wednesday,Feb.26, Croton Falls business district. “I look forward to Bob’s election this

raised it, a decision to leave it vacant IS a that the NSRTC had nominated Daros. “I have known Bob’s family for many November,” his email concluded.

TURF project—and on the 2020-2021 school Nov. 1 to March 31 because the site is road would be maintained for emergency
budget—on May 19. within the habitat of the northern long- vehicles. The on-campus track–popular

Officials are hoping to complete the eared bat, a “threatened” species. with the community at large–would be

her comments before the Town Board on project as early as 2021. It also said that it doesn’t have suffi- upgraded. The cross country trail would

Tuesday isn’t clear. cient data to determine whether there are be realigned, as well.

School board President Deborah THE PROJECT other “rare or state-listed species, natural The field will have a north-south ori-

D’Agostino confirmed Friday, Feb. 28, that The district is planning to build a 245- communities, or other significant habi- entation to prevent the sun from shin-

the district considers the project a Type l foot by 390-foot athletic field. tats” at the site. ing in players’ eyes. Its “very controlled”

action. As part of SEQR, a SWPPP will After weighing three possible sites, the LED lighting will not spill off campus,

be prepared by the district, she said. district’s consultants landed on one west WHY IT’S NEEDED Quadrini said.

That means that the Planning Board of the high school/middle school com- Quadrini listed the advantages of hav- Any water on the new field will be si-

will be involved in the permitting process. plex off June Road. ing a synthetic turf field. phoned and directed toward a fenced de-

It was scheduled to meet on Wednesday, Plans call for gender-neutral bath- Since it can be plowed, the new tech- tention pond.

March 4. rooms (attached to the school in order nology can be used year-round. The only The Town Board meeting was at-

“That’s one hurdle over,” Curtis said, to save maintenance costs for a separate times it’s problematic is when “it’s too tended by schools Superintendent Dr.

adding that the school district will “have facility), 300-seat bleachers, a press box, a hot...or if there’s lightning,” he said. Ken Freeston and other members of the

some more homework to do before it can concession stand and drainage improve- Greater accessibility means that stu- school board.

take action.” ments to the perpetually wet Tompkins dent-athletes will have to make fewer Supervisor Warren J. Lucas said Tues-

Armand Quadrini of KSQ Design, the Field. trips off campus to practice on other day he was concerned that, because of

district’s consulting engineers/designers While a permit is not required to “dis- fields, saving transportation costs. the topography, stormwater from the

on the project, filled the Town Board in turb” the bed or banks of a non-protected The project would also bring North Sa- new field might be channeled toward the

on the project’s status Tuesday. stream such as a nearby “sub-tributary” lem up to snuff with the 39 other school town’s nearby recreational facilities.

Quadrini said the school board will known as East Branch Croton River, the districts in Westchester County, accord- Quadrini assured Lucas that the

hold a public hearing on Wednesday, DEC said that the district still has to ing to Quadrini. planned stormwater systems would pre-

March 11, “to talk about the SEQR is- make sure any work being done on the “We’re one of the last three that don’t vent that.

sues” and the findings of its Environmen- field project does not pollute it with silt, have synthetic turf,” he said, adding that “There’s science behind the design. It’s

tal Assessment Form. It also intends to sediment, fuels, solvents and other sub- many parents think it’s important that not like we’re going to draw it and kind of

formally declare lead agency status then. stances. kids be able to practice on synthetic turf see how it goes,” he said.

Then, on Wednesday, March 25, as lead The project site, meaning the whole so there is “literally a level playing field” The existing Tompkins Field also will

agency, it hopes to be able to announce school campus, contains federally regu- when they participate in away games. get a makeover.

a “negative declaration,” meaning that its lated wetlands. The campus is slightly “I feel we have a good program to bring Right now two pipes that drain into

experts have determined that the project over 62 acres, but the field project intends to the community,” Quadrini said. the wetlands don’t have backflow preven-

won’t have an adverse environmental im- to disturb only 5 acres. The new venue would accommodate all tion. This means that, during a storm, wa-

pact, he said. Quadrini told the Town Board on of the district’s principal sports, including ter actually flows toward Tompkins Field.

It also plans to vote then on the bond Tuesday that the field’s construction will field hockey, lacrosse and soccer. It could Its drainage swale will be scraped out and

resolution, which sets the scope and final require the cutting down of quite a few also be used for baseball and softball. strip drains will added to get remove wa-

costs of the field project. trees. There would be a lighted, Americans ter on the field faster.

District stakeholders will be asked to The state DEC told the district that with Disabilities Act-compliant walkway “It won’t make it perfect, just better,”

vote on the 15-year bond funding for the tree removal can only take place from from the field to the parking lot. An access Quadrini said.

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ROCK Questions? Contact North Sa-
lem Recreation at 914-669-5665

North Salem Recreation Dept

registrations and payments must Programming

be complete by Tuesday, March All registration forms avail- Ruth Keeler Memorial Library is located at 276 Titicus April Shower Crafts on Tuesday, April 7th at

3, 2020. No walk-ups please. able at: Road. For more information on any of these events, call 4:00pm. Make a jelly bean tree, edible rainbows, and

• Each lane has a cap of 6 peo- recreation 914-669-5161 or visit more! All ages. No registration required.

ple (adults/children combined) Questions? Contact North Reading and Discussion Program, Women in

and a minimum of 4 so we may Salem Rec (914)669-5665 Demystifying Medicare and Healthcare Cov- American Classics with Professor Heather Ostman.

need to combine lanes that are erage for Seniors on Saturday, April 18th from e rst ursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the

not full. UPCOMING EVENTS 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. is presentation from Keeler Library.Copies of the books are available at the

• Clean non-scu sneakers are Craft Fun at the Library: Westchester Library System’s group Westchester Library for checkout. No registration required.

permitted so shoe rentals are not March 11th at 4pm - Ruth Kee- Seniors Out Speaking (WSOS) is perfect for any- ursday, April 2: e Custom of the Country,

necessary unless the manage- ler Memorial Library - Join us one trying to navigate their way through our com- Edith Wharton, 1913

ment nds that your shoes are for a fun craft! All ages welcome! plicated healthcare system for older adults. Walk- ursday, May 7: Short Stories, Flannery

leaving scu marks on the lanes. Younger children please come ins are welcome, but pre-registration is requested at O’Connor, 1950’s

Questions? Contact Chrissy with an adult helper. Registra- (914) 231-3236. Monthly Early-Onset Dementia Caregivers

Bucci - [email protected] tion not necessary. Author Talks at Keeler Library Support Group, every Monday from 6-7 p.m. e

Support Group Babysitting Course: March e following authors will be giving talks at Kee- group will be facilitated by Tanya Steel who is the Ex-
21st, 10:30 - 1:30pm - Ruth
ler Library along with book signing and wine. Free ecutive director of a non-pro t and spouse of some-

Keeler Memorial Library - and no registration required. one with Frontotemporal Degeneration. e group is

Parents of children with spe- Space is limited. Registration Boris Fishman - Savage Feast: ree Gen- free, open to all, and requires no registration. Drop-ins

cial needs are invited to a sup- required. Free. erations, Two Continents, and a Dinner Table, A are encouraged at any point.

port group to share ideas and St. Patrick’s Day Craft Fun at memoir with Recipes on Sunday March 29th, 2020 Mahjong for Beginners, every Wednesday starting

experiences in a safe and wel- the Library – April 7th at 4pm Julie Satow - e Plaza on Sunday, June 7th at on January 8th from 2-4 p.m.Joan Staudinger has o ered

coming environment. Learn - Ruth Keeler Memorial Li- 3:00. e Plaza depicts how one illustrious hotel to lead and teach another Mah Jongg Group for begin-

about resources for your family brary - Join us for a fun craft! All has de ned our understanding of money and glam- ners and those who need to refresh their skills. Joan will

and strategies for you children. ages welcome! Younger children our, from the Gilded Age to the Go-Go Eighties to be with the group for 6-8 weeks. After that, participants

e support group is at St. James please come with an adult helper. today’s Billionaire Row. are welcome to continue on their own. e group is free

Episcopal Church, 262 Titicus Registration not necessary. International Nibble and Nosh: A Friends of but we ask that you register by contacting the library and

Road, North Salem on March Yankee Game Day: New the Library Event on Saturday, March 14th, 7:00pm make a commitment to come to most of the sessions.

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25. dians - Saturday, April 25th cuisine representing traditional dishes from around e history and biography book group meets at 7:30

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Thursday, March 5, 2020 North Salem News – Page 5

POLLINATORS 4. Leave old trees, stumps and your family and friends about Pollinator Pathway
dead leaves alone; they are home the issues and the solutions and right here in North

to countless species. take this next growing season as a Salem.

anks to the insulation through 5. Build an insect hotel with challenge to see what steps work

the harshest months and needed small horizontal holes that can for you in your own backyard.

moisture as the snow gradually become their nests. To learn more about joining

melts, both plants and animals 6. Reduce your carbon foot- this vital e ort to protect polli-

in our area rely on this natural print; this a ects insects as much nators and all insects, join North

cycle. Will the lack of snow this as other organisms. Salem Open Land and partners

season make a di erence? You 7. Support and volunteer in on Sunday, March 8 at 3

can be the judge as you enjoy the conservation organizations. p.m., at the Ruth Keeler

spring and summer months in 8. Do not import or release Memorial Library. We

your garden. living animals or plants into the will present a detailed

What’s all the buzz with polli- wild that could harm native spe- program about pollina-

nators? Pollinating our plants is cies. tors and their roles and

a vital process which allows us, 9. Be more aware of tiny crea- hopefully get you red

quite simply, to obtain much of tures; always look on the small up about joining many of

the food that we eat whether it side of life. your neighbors who

is grown in our own backyards And nally, educate yourself, are already on the

or purchased from the local farm

stand or supermarket. Some Come join

foods are aided by pollination THE FUN 8March
and some, like almonds, would
not grow at all if it were not for under the tents!
pollinators. Essentially, pollina-
tors allow plants to ower and
fruit. Some plants are pollinated
by the wind, such as corn, while
others need various species to
pollinate for them. Bees, insects,
butter ies, bats, and even hu-

mans can help the pollination

process. e best way to help St Patrick’s Parade Special Menu
out is to learn how to best stew-

ard your own garden, your own IRISH BREAKFAST STARTING AT 8 ALL DAY!
property, or even your own deck
with various native pollinating AM
plants that bloom throughout

with a source of water and a THE PARADE— (Cash only)
moratorium on herbicides and Concert With THE
pesticides will qualify you for AFTER HAPPY CRABS
the North Salem Pollinator


ere are many things you can MUSIC LINEUP—• March 7 - Mahopac’s own SLOWBURN
do this coming spring to help
reverse the decline in our vital
insect and pollinator population.

e rst and most fun might be

to attend our next program on • March 8 & March 14 - THE HAPPY CRABS
March 8 (see Balanced Rock

on page 2 for details). Equally Largest selection • March 18 - LIVE BLUES BAND
important, take one or all of the for our Blues & Brews night special
following steps from the Ameri-

can Association for the Ad- of Craft Beer and • March 21 - Crossfire
vancement of Science: Liquor around!

1. Avoid mowing your gar-

den/lawn frequently; let nature

grow and feed insects.

2. Plant native plants; many

insects need only these to sur-

vive. Weekly musical events
3. Avoid pesticides; go organ- including freestyle nights

ic, at least for your own backyard.

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Ever After

Home Alone Ear bling

On a Saturday night I might say to MAN I’ve been looking forward to the month READING,
my wife, I want to get out of the OVERBOARD of March! Five of my spring session WRITING &
house, have a couple cocktails, see writing classes start this month, and CHOCOLATE
some live music. And because she’s now RICK of course, I get to celebrate my birthday.
doing a cartwheel I realize she thinks I MELÉN I can nally stop wearing my red eece KIM
mean by myself, but she gets over it and winter hat and put in my colorful beaded KOVACH
the next step is to decide where we should stand on. hand-made earrings. I actually made
go. It’s not as easy as it used to be, when I was watching a “Cops” episode where several pairs of beaded earrings at earring “For every pair they donate, it’s a smile for
you went out to your favorite place and a workshops run by Joan Lloyd. a woman in a shelter.”
bunch of your friends were already there. the cops administered a eld sobriety test
All sorts of factors have since converged by telling the guy to recite the alphabet I contacted Joan to ask about her Joan packs up and mails 900 pairs of
into an era where people just stay home in without singing it. He started out okay, upcoming spring earring workshops. A earrings each month to women’s shelters
their cocoon and wait for the pupal stage but when he got to L-M-N-O-P he long-time Yorktown resident, Joan started in Westchester. At a vulnerable time in
to be over. started to croon just a little, and when o ering Bling’s the ing earring craft their lives, receiving a pair of earrings can
he was done he almost added, “Now I’ve workshops at local libraries ten years ago. make women arriving in a shelter feel that
It seems like nobody goes out anymore, said my A-B-Cs, tell me what you think Joan had heard a radio segment about a someone cares about them. Some ear-
and for that reason, if you want to go of me!” e cop thought he should be woman who made jewelry to donate to rings are also given to Dress for Success
out, there’s no place to go anymore. We arrested. is o cer tells me he’s going to local domestic violence shelters. Since programs helping women learn how to
went driving around upstate New York let me go with a warning, so I warn him Joan enjoyed making beaded earrings, she prepare and dress for job interviews. “A
last weekend looking for a bar to have a not to pull me over again.Today it’s much decided to o er earring making work- little bling for ladies who need it,” says
couple beers, and when we nally found a more complicated, and there are points shops at local libraries with this concept: Joan.
joint that looked like it was jumping, with on your license, and enough for two eld for every pair of earrings participants
lots of cars and neon signs, it turned out goals is NOT winning score. make for themselves, they also make one Bling’s the ing has become Joan
to be an auto body shop, and even worse, pair of earrings to donate to a women’s Lloyd’s mission over these last ten years
it was closed. Are people just staying home and shelter. and going strong. She even o ers daytime,
watching Net ix? I know it’s tempting evening and weekend earring crafting
Is it that people are afraid to drink and to laze around in your pajamas, glued to Joan is upbeat and super organized. workshops for birthday parties, baby
drive? All that drinking isn’t particularly an episode of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.”You She brings a fantastic selection of color- showers and scout meetings.
necessary- the era of excess is over. It was don’t have to wash your hair, nd appro- ful wood, glass, acrylic and plastic beads
di erent back in the day, when we were in priate footwear, nd a babysitter or talk in di erent sizes and shapes along with An energetic woman of many interests,
the dark ages about drinking and driving. to anyone more challenging than the cat. sliver-tone and gold-tone hooks and Joan was a volunteer EMT for 25 years in
On the way home you’d see some ashing You don’t have to spend any money or wires. Each participant is given the two Yorktown and Mohegan, a middle school
lights in the rear view mirror and think, get gas for your car. I get that. But what’s tools needed (twirlers and squeezers) teacher in the Lakeland Schools and a
wow there’s a cop after some poor sap, it going to be like if EVERYONE sits to put the earrings together. e bead designer and programmer of computer
and then the poor sap turned out to be around in your pajamas in front of the selection changes constantly and Joan systems at IBM. In her free time, Joan
you. “Good day, Occifer, what seems to be television? It’s going to get crowded in makes sure there is always something new knits and crochets, is the author of several
the troublem? ...What?.... WHAT? Oh. your pajamas. in stock. Her instructions and assistance
Okay, I’ll roll down the window.” And make rst-timers and non-crafty people ction and non ction books, and serves
then the o cer asks where I came from, e same thing happens with pigeons feel like jewelry designers! as the Treasurer of the Friends of the
and I tell him, well, I’m of Swedish de- if you don’t feed them: you don’t see them Library at John C. Hart Library in Shrub
scent, but my parents were American. e around as much. And that’s what will Joan’s Bling’s the ing earring work- Oak. “I keep re-de ning myself,” laughs
o cer seems to have it in for Swedish happen to your favorite eating and drink- shops at local libraries draw people of all Joan.
Americans and tells me to stand on one ing establishments if you don’t show up ages –from teens who need community
leg for thirty seconds, and after 5 seconds service credit to commuters who want a I can personally attest to the feeling
I start to feel like a amingo, and after SEE MELEN PAGE 7 fun relaxing craft experience after work of accomplishment and camaraderie at
10 seconds I’m apping my arms and I and seniors who enjoy a new daytime Bling’s the ing earring workshops. For
start to look like a amingo, and after 20 activity. Workshop participants feel good
seconds my defense doesn’t have a leg to about doing something nice for someone SEE KOVACH PAGE 7
else in the community. Joan likes to say,

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Thursday, March 5, 2020 OPINION North Salem News – Page 7

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where people have traditionally you tell her. If you don’t get out
TRACY some tests and do an x-ray. In congregated will dwindle, and If people just hang out by of the house soon you might just
BECKERMAN the meantime, we can start we’ll be left with a homogenized themselves at home all the time, be the crazy future ex-boyfriend.
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PQ taps Muscoot Farm fo


STAFF WRITER He explained to students that he would need to col-

lect 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup.

Farmer John Benjamin from Muscoot Farm stopped Assistant Principal Dr. Stephanie Bell commended

by Pequenakonck Elementary School last month to the interactive learning element of Farmer Fridays along

show students how maple syrup is made. with its visuals and demonstrations.

On Friday, Feb. 21, the students gathered in the caf- “ e kids love the farm experience during lunchtime;

eteria during their lunchtime and listened to Benjamin it’s educational but it’s also fun for them,” Bell said.

explain how they take sap from maple trees and turn it “ ey get to learn a lot.”

into the tasty syrup that was poured onto the pancakes After the presentation, the students sampled Muscoot

being served for lunch that day. Farm’s maple syrup and asked Benjamin questions about

“A lot of people talk about the future and this is the the maple syrup-making process.

best way to exact change and to try to get people to learn Brandy Keenan, a member of the North Salem Board

more about their food and where it comes from and the of Education and an employee of Muscoot Farm, said

processes it takes to create those foods,” Benjamin said. that Farmer Fridays are an important step in getting

“I’m hoping to change at least one person’s mind about kids interested in agriculture and expands future career

maple syrup today.” possibilities for them.

e lunchtime event was part of Farmer Fridays, a “It’s not just ‘Old MacDonald had a farm.’ ere’s sci-

new farm-to-school program at PQ that aims to help ence, math and engineering. ere’s a whole bunch of

children learn through trial and error and build connec- things involved in agriculture nowadays and the envi-

tions to the environment. e program is organized by ronment changing so much that I think it’s important

the Farm to School Committee and funded through the to get young kids interested in where our food comes

PTO. from, how we grow our food because that ties into the

Two weeks before his visit, Benjamin said, the farm mindfulness and wellness initiatives that the district is

began tapping the maple trees for sap. e ideal weath- proudly supporting,” Keenan said. “We do it in the caf-

er for that is cold temperatures at night and warmer eteria so the kids make that connection with what they

weather in the daytime. is allows the sap in the tree to eat and how that comes to the table. Everyone who visits

circulate and be harvested. is local so it’s somebody they can go see on the weekend. A “sap bucket” used to
collect maple sap.
He showed students the drill or “auger” that is used It’s part of their community so it’s also tying that to-

to create a hole in the tree where a spile is then inserted. gether with their education.”

Afterward, a bucket is hung under the spile and collects

sap. e sap is then boiled down to make maple syrup.

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Page 10 – North Salem News Sports Thursday, March 5, 2020


Samantha Spieler, Kristen Wolfe, Ashley Binette and Rosemarie Binette
VIC MCGEE Girls team takes third at states

North Salem’s Binette named All-State

e John Jay/North Salem girls ski team came in third in the team standings at the Spieler nished 17th in slalom and 16th in giant slalom; Wolfe was 16th in slalom

New York State championships, held last week at Bristol Mountain in Canandaigua, N.Y. and 19th in giant slalom; and Rosemarie Binette (North Salem) took 34th in slalom

Earning bronze medals were Samantha Spieler ( John Jay), Ashley Binette (North and 32nd in giant slalom.

Salem) and Kristen Wolfe ( John Jay). On the boys’ side, Oskar Lombardi ( John Jay) nished 27th in slalom and 36th in

Individually, Ashley Binette nished 18th in slalom and fth in the giant slalom, giant slalom; and Luke Spieler ( John Jay) nished 28th in slalom (he did not nish in

earning All-State honors. giant slalom).

Salem falls
in second


North Salem’s 13-game winning streak, and
their season, came to an end with a 57-45 loss to
Dobbs Ferry in the second round of the Section
1 Class B boys basketball tournament.

Down 36-32 after three quarters, the sixth-
seeded Tigers kept it close at No. 3 Dobbs Ferry.

North Salem tied the score at 42 with about
four minutes to play, but the Eagles ended the
game on a 15-3 run, securing a spot in the semi-

nals at the Westchester County Center.
Leading the way for North Salem in defeat
were Anthony Foglia (10 points, 8 rebounds),
Roger Squire (9 points, 11 rebounds, 2 steals),
Kevin Ryan (10 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals) and
Steven Herlihy (9 points). Mike Horan (4 points,
2 rebounds) and Christian Norberto (3 points, 5
rebounds) also helped keep it close.

Senior Steven Herlihy scored 9 points on three 3-pointers FILE PHOTOS/BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER Junior Anthony Foglia scored 10 points and grabbed 8
against Dobbs Ferry. rebounds against Dobbs Ferry.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 SPORTS North Salem News – Page 11

Twelve short weeks

MARSH both memories and bonds the 99-pound weight class at at every new meet. town and everyone else everyone
MADNESS were formed that will last a divisionals. e injury kept him • KUDOS to the Binette involved with the combined
lifetime. Week in and week from competing at sectionals, but BYSNS hockey team for gur-
something tells me he’ll be back. sisters—Ashley and Rosemarie— ing out a way to get players from
BRIAN out, they went to battle with who quali ed for the state cham- Somers and North Salem back on
MARSCHHAUSER their brothers and sisters. In • KUDOS to the boys basket- pionships in skiing. Ashley won the ice after a canceled 2018-19
between those battles, they ball team. Guided by their senior three medals at sectionals—giant season. e young team, which
captains, Kevin Ryan and Steven slalom ( rst), slalom (third) and featured seven players from North
had sing-a-longs on lengthy Herlihy, the Tigers rebounded skimeister (second)—and also was Salem, played tough all season and
from a 2-6 start to nish the on the third-place team at states. quali ed for the section playo s.
bus rides. ey argued at regular season on a 12-game win
streak, earning them a share of the • KUDOS the girls basketball • KUDOS to all the parents,
practices. ey laughed over league title and the right to host a team, which showed exceptional players and coaches who took the
sectional playo game, which they tenacity in the face of adversity. time this season to help make our
In late August, just a few days team dinners. ey became more won in exciting fashion. In the words of rst-year head coverage better by sending in sta-
coach Lance DeMarzo, his Tigers tistics, photos and more. We have
into my tenure as sports editor, I than teammates. • KUDOS to Ava Jolley and were “punched in the mouth”a a big coverage area and a small
Juliette Intrieri, who took rst and few times this year. Instead of sta , so we couldn’t do this with-
was at a pre-season soccer practice I’m sure that tardy player is glad second place, respectively, in the letting things spiral out of control out you. Call or email me with
3,000-meter run at the section after bad losses, the senior-laden your story ideas. You are never
in a neighboring town when a he chose to stick it out that day. championships. e winter season team answered back with some wasting my time or bothering
has been business as usual for the of their best games of the season. me. Don’t assume I already know
player showed up late and began When I ran my rst 5K several state championship-bound Jolley, Senior captains Liz Squire and something or that someone else
who is quickly becoming one Julia DeSanto often stu ed the has already told me about it. Even
stretching alongside his team- years ago, my co-worker, Paul, a of the most decorated distance stat sheet for the Tigers, while if somebody did, I can never have
runners in New York State. But captain Amanda Marano was an too much information or hear too
mates. former running coach, game me as Coach Chris Gould noted last all-around presence and often many di erent perspectives. Every
week, nearly all of the team’s run- guarded the opposing team’s top time I hear from you, it makes our
His tardiness did not go un- some advice: No matter what you ners showed progress throughout scorer. coverage stronger.
the season, setting personal records
noticed by his coach, who calmly do, never stop running. You won’t • KUDOS to Brewster, York-

approached his senior leader and get to the nish line and regret

stared him down through his that you tried too hard. But you

Aviators. will regret not giving it your all.

“Do you want to be here or not? e winter season, because of

Because if you don’t, you can go its many holiday breaks, is a tad

home.” longer than the fall season, but

“I want to be here.” the lesson still applies. With the

“ en give me eight weeks. seasons now over for many of

at’s all I’m asking.” our teams and athletes, I want to

Fifty-six days later on the nose, spend some time this week giving

their season was over. kudos to the varsity teams and

e coach is not some sort of athletes who gave their all these

whistle-toting soothsayer. He’s just last 12 weeks and never stopped

been through it enough to realize running.

how fast it all goes. Seasons come • KUDOS to Dominic Barella,

and go, and freshmen become an eighth-grade wrestler from

seniors in the blink of an eye. North Salem, who battled through

But in those eight short weeks, injury to take second place in

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How parents can help
young athletes lower

their injury risk

Athletes are at risk of injury any time term e ects of such injuries have led many STOCK PHOTO: METRO CREATIVE CONNECTION
they step onto a eld or court or into an- parents to discourage their youngsters from
other competitive arena. Adults compet- participating in football. Athletes are at risk of injury any time they step onto a field or court or into another
ing in sports may recognize that risk, but competitive arena.
children often do not, which can make it Such decisions can be di cult. Parents
di cult for young athletes to cope with who want their children to get all the ben- regimens on campus, but parents should pain, as their bodies are still developing and
injuries that prevent them from playing e ts of organized sports participation can keep watchful eyes on youngsters who work could su er considerable damage if they
their favorite sports. take steps to reduce young athletes’ risk of out at home or without the supervision of try to play through injuries, however minor
injury. a coach. e right gear, which includes pro- such injuries may seem.
Stanford Children’s Health notes that tective cups, eyewear and mouthpieces, also
roughly 30 million children in the United • Schedule down time. e American should be worn at all times. Parents can Parents must work together with their
States participate in some form of orga- Academy of Pediatrics advises parents to periodically inspect gear to ensure it’s not children to reduce youngsters’risk of su er-
nized sports every year. Data from the As- plan at least one day o from training per worn down. ing sports-related injuries. More informa-
pen Sports Institute indicates that youth week and at least one month o from train- tion about reducing youth sports injuries
sports participation in Canada has been in ing per year. ese breaks allow young bod- • Discourage the attitude to “play through can be found at
decline over the last decade. However, that ies, even those who haven’t su ered injuries, pain.” Professional athletes often cite the
same data indicates that more than 52 per- to recover. necessity of playing through pain. But is article was provided by Metro Creative
cent of girls between the ages of six and 12 young athletes should never play through Connection.
and roughly 61 percent of boys in that same • Increase exibility. Stretching should be
age group participate in organized sports in part of everyone’s daily tness routine, and
Canada. young athletes are no exception. Stretch-
ing exercises after games and practices can
Modern parents may not be as quick to increase exibility. e Mayo Clinic notes
encourage participation in certain sports as that stretching may improve range of mo-
their own mothers and fathers were. at tion in the joints and decrease risk of injury.
could be due to the increased availability
of information about the long-term e ects • Make sure the right techniques are
of injuries su ered in contact sports like followed and the right gear is worn. e
football, eld hockey and even soccer. For AAP advises parents to ensure kids follow
example, the risk of head injuries, and a the correct techniques when performing
growing amount of research as to the long- exercises. Poor form in the weight room
can increase young athletes’ risk of injury.
Coaches often supervise strength-training

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Silent Killer

What you need to know about a lifesaving screening…

Ask the Doctor Q: Why is it important to be screened for lung cancer? able to make tiny incisions, so there’s less bleeding and
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Westchester Regional Director, why lung cancer screening for people who are high-risk a needle through the skin into the tumor. Other options
Thoracic Surgery Program is so important: They often feel perfectly healthy. Often, include burning or freezing the tumor; or stereotactic
Northern Westchester Hospital people don’t develop symptoms until the disease has radiosurgery, which uses radiation without an incision.
either spread or grown too large to cure. Research shows Q: What if surgery is too risky for the patient?
Learn more about that if a person’s lung cancer is detected at an earlier A: Some patients have advanced lung disease, very bad
Dr. Rohan, visit stage, their ve-year survival rate can increase from four emphysema, or heart disease, and surgery is too risky. If percent to fty- ve percent, according to the American the patient is too high-risk, the cancer is too advanced
DrRohan Lung Association. or the patient doesn’t want surgery, an option is
Q: Who is considered high-risk? immunotherapy, a newer treatment. Immunotherapy is
A: If you currently smoke or have a long history of a targeted treatment that revs up the immune system so
smoking, you may be considered high-risk. Of course, it’s better able to ght the cancer. It’s been remarkably
even lifetime non-smokers sometimes get lung cancer. effective. I have patients who are in complete remission.
Exposure to second-hand smoke, asbestos, or a family It’s a wonderful advancement in the treatment of lung
history of lung cancer can all increase risk. For the safest cancer. As part of the Northwell Health Cancer Institute,
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early stages, the most advanced treatment option is A: While researchers still don’t know the precise risks
minimally invasive robotic surgery, which enables me for long-term marijuana smokers or those who vape,
to move surgical instruments more precisely, so I’m not any type of inhalation is not a good thing and could
damaging healthy surrounding tissue. In addition, I’m increase your risk.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 LEISURE North Salem News – Page 13

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1. Yields Manila hemp Riley 50. Sino-Soviet block (abbr.) 24. Kids love him
6. A type of gin 34. A citizen of Denmark 53. State of being kept 25. Before
10. Japanese ankle sock 35. Flat secret 27. Fencing swords
14. Swiss city 37. Upper-class young 57. Hobbies 28. Mountain range in
15. Applied to women 58. One-time Korean ruler China
17. Achievements 38. Payment (abbr.) 59. Sudden attack 29. Payroll company
19. Japanese title 39. Distort 60. Born of 30. A way to pack together
20. Possesses 40. Affirmative! (slang) 61. Assists 31. Business designation
21. Belgian city 41. One who has a child 33. Thyroid-stimulating
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24. Petty quarrel agency 2. Famed composer 36. Greek temple pillars
26. Gathered 46. Political action 3. Spore-bearing fungi cells 37. Internet mgmt.
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holy fire 47. Period of plant and 5. Defunct Syrian political 39. Rouse oneself
31. Path animal life party 42. In a way, covered
6. Thin wood 43. Elaborate silk garment
7. Polynesian 44. Cooling unit
garlands 46. Riley and O’Brien are
8. Fluid replacement two
(abbr.) 47. __ fide: genuine
9. Flammable 48. Ancient Incan sun god
hydrocarbon gas 49. Poker stake
10. Multi-leveled 50. Trigonometric function
11. Influential diarist 51. Interesting tidbit
12. Gambles 52. Adieus
13. Many 53. U.S. Treasury position
subconsciousnesses 54. Midway between east
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LLC FORMATION NOTICE and immediately thereafter the within 30 days after receipt of of North Salem, Town Hall, 7:30 P.M. or as soon thereafter
bids will be publicly opened and Bids, and only if documents are 266 Titicus Road, North Salem, as the public may be heard to
28 Washington St Realty read aloud in said o ce. returned in good condition or New York 10560 and endorsed consider the following:
LLC, Arts of Org. led with from the Town Clerk at the Town “Sunset Ridge Water District,
Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) e work consists of furnishing website at www.northsalemny. Park Lane Water Storage Tank Application BA20-05 of
1/28/2020. Cty: Westchester. all labor, materials and equipment org. Rehabilitation Project.” Christine and John Tortorella,
SSNY desig. as agent upon necessary to rehabilitate up to owners of the property located
whom process against may be three (3) 20,000 gal.water storage Bids shall be made on the e Town of North Salem at 577 Grant Road, North
served & shall mail process to tanks located on Park Lane within separate Bid Proposal forms reserves the right to reject Salem, New York, consisting
Sal Attina, 909 Midland Ave., the Sunset Ridge Water District. furnished with the Speci cations any and all bids, to waive any of approximately 10.10 acres
Ste. 3, Yonkers, NY 10704. and must be accompanied by informality in any bid, and to in an R-4 Zoning District and
General Purpose. e work includes testing and all a Bid Bond acceptable to the award the Contract to other than shown as Sheet 34, Block 1370,
modi cations in accordance with Town or a certi ed cashier’s the lowest Bidder if deemed in Lot 3 on the Tax Assessment
LLC FORMATION NOTICE the plans and speci cations or check drawn on a solvent bank in the best interest of the Towns to Map, for a Special Permit for
as directed by the Engineer. e the amount of not less than 5% do so. the keeping of up to four (4)
Augustin Dynamics, LLC, work shall be done from April 1st of the total amount of the Bid. horses for their personal use,
Arts of Org. led with Sec. of to Memorial Day and Labor Day Checks shall be made payable By Order of e Town Board including construction of a barn
State of NY (SSNY) 1/22/2020. through December 1st so that to the Town of North Salem, By Maria C. Hlushko, and paddock fencing, per Article
Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. the tanks will be in service during New York, and are to be held by XIII, Section 250-72 of the
as agent upon whom process peak periods. the Town as a guarantee for the Town Clerk Zoning Ordinance.
against may be served & shall proper execution and delivery of
mail process to 109 Stonewall e project is being completed the Contract and Bonds to secure TOWN OF NORTH SALEM At such hearing all persons
Circle, West Harrison, NY with New York State Department the faithful performance thereof. BOARD OF APPEALS will have the opportunity to be
10604. General Purpose. Latest of Environmental Conservation In default of such execution heard. A copy of the application
Date To Dissolve: 1/31/2050 funds. Minority and Women- and delivery of Contract and PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE and related documents may
Owned Business Enterprises and Bonds, the amount of the deposit be examined at the Board of
NOTICE TO BIDDERS Equal Opportunity requirements represented by the check shall NOTICE IS HEREBY Appeals O ce at the North
apply. be forfeited to and retained by GIVEN that the Board of Salem Center, 274 Titicus Rd.
Sealed proposals for the Town of North Salem as Appeals of the Town of North North Salem, New York.
performing the work herein Contract Documents may liquidated damages. Salem will hold a Public Hearing
described will be received by the be obtained at the above o ce at the North Salem Town Brian Ivanhoe, Chairman
Town Board of North Salem, of the Town Clerk on or after Proposals shall be enclosed Meeting Hall, 66 June Road,
NY, at the O ce of the Town March 5 2020, at 12 noon, upon in a sealed envelope bearing North Salem, New York, on North Salem Board of Appeals
Clerk, Town Hall, 266 Titicus payment of a cash deposit of the name and address of the
Road, North Salem, NY 10560, $50.00 for each set, which will be Bidder, addressed to the Town ursday, March 12th, 2020, at
until April 9, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. refunded upon return of Contract
Documents in good condition

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