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The Katonah-Lewisboro Times 02.27.20

VOL. 2 NO. 39 Visit for the latest news. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2020

New fingerprint TEEN OFTHE MONTH

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BY CAROL REIF bage bags, thermal paper, fabric, wood Hard work pays offPHOTOS COURTESY OF SAINT LOUIS CHESS CLUB, AUSTIN FULLER
STAFF WRITER and paper money. Dedicated John Jay senior is
nationally ranked chess player
e game’s afoot, bad guys: West- is could be just the thing needed
chester’s detectives now have a new for so-called “cold cases,” aka unsolved
weapon in their sleuthing arsenal. criminal investigations that authorities
keep open in the hopes of discovering
Rather dully known as a Vacuum new evidence.
Metal Deposition machine, it can pro-
cess objects on which it was previously County Executive George Latimer,
hard—if not impossible—to nd latent Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins
and Commissioner omas Gleason,
ink red shell casings, plastic gar- SEE FINGERPRINTS PAGE 11

CONTRIBUTING WRITER turned to the United States and took up
residence in New York City, where she at-
For Sophie Morris-Suzuki, John Jay tended school. During her childhood, her
High School senior, singer and nationally interest in music started to take shape as she
ranked chess master, life is all about practice, found that it was “a natural way to express”
whether she is preparing for a vocal perfor- herself. It was this interest in music that
mance or a national chess tournament. led her to join her school’s choir. During

Born in Greenwich, Conn., Sophie spent SEE TEEN SPOTLIGHT PAGE 10
her early years traveling the globe. Around

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EDITORIAL TEAM Westchester and Gates Restaurant to bring For tickets to
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BRUCE HELLER Advance order tickets :$25.00.
914-202-2941 Tickets at the door: $30.00.
[email protected] Concession stand will be open.
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PRODUCTION TEAM spring season with “Playing with
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Anaya with Oranges, 2017
Cotton, organza, chiffon,
lace and netting
36 x 20 in. (91.4 x 50.8 cm)
Courtesy of the Dimmitt
Davies Collection

Mannish Boy, 2018
Cotton, chiffon,

satin lace and silk
54 x 39 in. (137.2 x 99 cm)

Courtesy of the Byron
Nelson Family Collection

Southside Sunday Morning, 2018 Dear Mama, 2019
Silk and cotton Cotton, wool and chiffon,
73 x 109 in. (185.4 x 276.8 cm) quilted and appliquéd
Courtesy of the Bill and Christy Gautreaux Collection 73 x 53 in.
Kansas City, Missouri (185.4 x 134.6 cm)
Courtesy of Scott
New Katonah Museum exhibit and Cissy Wolfe
debuts in March Rancho Santa Fe,
Quilts depict African American identity California

BY KATHERINE BORCHERT identities of African American heritage and life. Broom Jumpers, 2019
STAFF WRITER Much of her work is inspired by African American her- Cotton, silk, wool
and velvet
e Katonah Museum of Art is premiering a new art itage and the very photographs her grandmother showed 98 x 58 in.
exhibition,“Bisa Butler: Portraits,”beginning in March. to her are often depicted, along with such famous African
American gures as Paul Laurence Dunbar,Jackie Robin- (248.9 x 147.3 cm)
e exhibition is Butler’s rst solo museum display and son and Josephine Baker. Mount Holyoke College
it will feature 25 of the artist’s handmade quilts that cap-
ture African American identity and heritage. Butler imbues her quilts with materials such as Afri- Art Museum
can painted cotton, mud cloth, aged satin, leather, vintage South Hadley,
“ e Katonah Museum of Art is thrilled to be working lace, silk, and others while using techniques drawn from Massachusetts
with Bisa Butler on her rst museum show,”said museum African textiles to bring each quilt to life, telling a story
associate curator, Michele Wije. “Her monumental, quilt- through textures and creating a unique narrative.
ed portraits of African American life and cultural identity
are striking in their originality with each choice of fabric While quilts are historically acknowledged in the art
conveying multilayered historical meaning and narrative.” world as products of working women, Butler not only ac-
knowledges this tradition but aspires to reinvent it.
Butler is a formally trained artist from New Jersey with a
degree in ne arts from Howard University and is of Gha- “Bisa Butler’s work bridges the worlds of craft and ne
naian heritage. She began her unique quilt artistry when art,” museum communications manager Caroline Holder
she took a ber art course at Howard and constructed her said. “It explores African American identity and culture
and, in its seductive layering of ber and meaning, speaks
rst quilt for her dying grandmother as a way to comfort to a wide audience. We are very grateful for the opportu-
her. nity to present this important artist’s work at the Katonah
Her grandmother, who would spend countless hours
going through photos and telling her stories about each “Bisa Butler: Portraits” runs from March 15 to June 14.
one, inspired her to imbue her work with narratives and For more information, visit


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Happily Ever After

What’s your name? Marvelous March

READING, age applies to staying grounded. forbidden from naming their Welcome to “News & NEWS &
WRITING & No showing o or bragging. new baby, Lucifer. Apparently, Notes,” where we NOTES
CHOCOLATE No competition over school Iceland has some of the strictest look at the hap-
test scores or report card grades. naming laws in the world. e penings here in Westchester MARK
KIM Practicality in clothing, house- Icelandic Naming Committee County! JEFFERS
KOVACH hold furnishings and vacation must decide whether an unusual
destinations (camping) seem name is acceptable. Parents typi- How about some thoughts ing banner when he takes on
Iam always reading. Novels, to be the norm. Dutch families cally choose baby names from a on the marvelous month of Fabio Maldonando.
non ction, biographies, es- prioritize eating breakfast and pre-authorized list of names. If March…I hope we all get
says, short stories. If a title dinner together at home. the parents want a name that is through the Ides of March e gang at Neighbor to
or subject grabs my interest, I not on the list, they must apply with no ill e ects; we remem- Neighbor in Pound Ridge
put the book on hold at my local e book’s authors highlight for permission from the Icelan- ber to spring ahead on March has put a call out for decora-
library. I just nished reading a few reasons why Dutch kids dic Naming Committee. 8 at 2 a.m.; and survive the tions and centerpieces for
a parenting book called, e grow up happy. One fun fact is green beer on St. Patrick’s the annual St. Patrick’s Day
Happiest Kids in the World. that Dutch children enjoy a daily For example, Anna and Day. Cheers to this week’s luncheon, which will be held
breakfast treat called hagelslag Kristin are the most popular March Madness edition of on March 12 at Conant Hall.
is non ction book was written (bread and butter topped with names for girls in Iceland. e News & Notes. For more information call
by two women, one American chocolate sprinkles). Pre-schools most common name for Ice- 914-764-8201.
and the other British, who were are play-based and elementary landic boys is Jon. So when this Talk about March Madness,
both married to Dutch men and school students do not have couple applied for permission this team is tons of fun, as the “It’s the most wonder-
living in the Netherlands with homework. Children of all ages to name their baby boy, Lucifer, Harlem Wizards are returning ful time of the year, no not
their kids. are encouraged to play outdoors they were turned down for two to John Jay High School on Christmas but the Hudson
in all seasons. Children, teens reasons. e name was rejected, Saturday, March 7, from 4 to 6 Valley Restaurant Week with
At rst both women experi- and adults bicycle to school, “Since the name Lucifer is one p.m. with proceeds supporting more than 200 restaurants in
enced quite the culture shock. work and grocery shopping of the Devil’s names, the Nam- the John Jay Boosters Club. Dutchess, Greene, Orange,
It seemed that the entire way of (even in the rain!) which makes ing Committee believes it could Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan,
life was completely di erent in for rosy cheeks and robust con- cause the bearer embarrassment.” White Plains based Star Ulster and Westchester coun-
the Netherlands, especially rais- stitutions. Boxing has a knockout night ties participating in the Spring
ing children. But as they learned e second reason is because the set for Feb. 28 at the Para- 2020 Food Fest from Monday,
more about Dutch family life, e common sense theme name does not conform to the mount in Huntington, Long March 16, through Sunday,
they discovered several factors of doe maar gewoon certainly Icelandic language since the Ice- Island, as Cletus “ e Hebrew March 29. Chefs will feature
that contributed to the overall applies when parents select baby landic alphabet does not contain Hammer” Seldin will defend their best dishes by way of
happiness quotient scientists names. In the Netherlands, the the letter c. his NABA Super Lightweight three-course, prix- xe lunch
have long observed among most popular names are Julia, Title against Colombian vet- ($22.95) and dinner ($32.95)
Dutch children. Emma, Tess and Sophie for girls In the United States, practi- eran Humber Martinez and menus. Our local restaurants
and Lucas, Noah, Levi and Finn cally anything goes for parents the card just got even better as include: Sette e Venti, Le
e key take-away is that for boys. Dutch parents would who decide to hamper their former world title challenger,
Dutch parents adhere to the never consider choosing out- newborns with bizarre monikers. and highly regarded world SEE JEFFERS PAGE 8
phrase, Doe maar gewoon (“Just landish baby names. It is illegal to name your kid rated heavyweight, Carlos
act normal!”). e common ad- Messiah or Adolph Hitler in the Takam, will make his second
In a newspaper article I read appearance in the United
recently, a couple in Iceland were SEE KOVACH PAGE 8 States under the Star Box-

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Pork and beans

JUST and beans so we can eat and Fun Facts by Jo Ann
JO ANN still be in front of the re?” Ken
suggested. Of course I knew we The United Kingdom eats more cans of baked beans than the rest of the world
JO ANN could have eaten in front of the combined. 1.5 million cans of Heinz Beanz are sold every day in the UK.
re no matter what I made, so I & Beans any longer? I thought
One of my favorite parts guessed he really wanted franks to myself. ere were unfamiliar
of winter is sitting in and beans. cans on the shelf.
front of my replace and
watching the ames dance and “ at sounds good,” I said. One by one I began reading
play. We haven’t had much of a “I’ll run to the store and pick up the labels on the cans of Bush’s
winter, and believe me, I’m not hot dogs, beans and buns.” at Baked Beans: Country Style,
complaining; but at this stage of would be my contribution to our Homestyle, Maple and Cured
my life, I prefer a nice even tem- cozy night in. Bacon, Southern Pit BBQ, Hon-
perature of somewhere between ey Chipotle, Vegetarian, Boston’s
60-70 degrees. Winter is a fact Since we don’t eat many hot Best, Brown Sugar Hickory,
of life in this part of the country dogs, it had been a while since I Bacon and Onion, Bourbon
and when it’s cold, I love a re. purchased them. I remembered and Brown Sugar, Steakhouse
that Ball Park Franks used to Recipe, Smokehouse Tradi-
Such was a day right after have fat free franks, but soon tion, 25% less sugar and sodium
Christmas last year. We have an found out that they no longer Brown Sugar, Organic Original
enormous stack of wood on the exist. Everything was full fat and nally, Baked Original.
side of our driveway and Ken along with the usual tons of
loves making a big production nitrates. No problem, I thought. In my head I began screaming,
of lling the wood carrier and Ken rarely requests special where are the Campbell’s Pork
setting up a pile of wood beside foods, so why not indulge him. & Beans? I just wanted a simple
the replace before beginning to I picked up the package of Ball can of pork and beans, the kind I
build the re. Park Franks and a package of had as a child, the kind everyone
hot dog buns and was o to the had as a child. What happened
But that didn’t seem to be pork and beans aisle. to regular pork and beans, the
enough for Ken on that particu-
lar day. As I walked toward the pork SEE FRANCELLA PAGE 8
and beans shelves, my eyes
“Why don’t we have hot dogs searched for the familiar red and
white cans of Campbell’s Pork &
Beans, just as I had remembered
them from my childhood. Do
they not make Campbell’s Pork

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FRANCELLA JEFFERS next show better than the last. Styx draws from
over four decades of barn burning chart hits, joy-
FROM PAGE 7 FROM PAGE 6 ous singalongs, and hard-driving deep cuts.

one with the little piece of fat oating in it which was supposed to Fontane, and the Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean- My dancing feet just could not be stopped,
be a piece of bacon? Georges. even though my wife tried as we enjoyed the
Westchester Broadway eatre’s presentation of
I began getting a ashback of when I tried to buy just one small On March 1 at noon the Katonah Museum the musical “All Shook Up.” Set to the hits of
jar of Hellman’s Mayonnaise and also found at least a dozen varieties of Art’s Teen Council presents the Young Artists the King of Rock and Roll himself, Elvis Pre-
from which to choose. No, I can’t start thinking of that or I’ll really Market, an event that is uniquely teen-made and sley, this musical will have you dancing in your
lose my mind. I’ll just concentrate on nding the pork and beans, I teen-driven. Over 25 high school artist vendors “Blue Suede Shoes” all night long. Inspired by
reasoned. will present and sell their art and gift items Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” the music is all
throughout the day. Come to shop for jewelry, Elvis, and the result is a night of hilarious and
As I nished reading all the di erent varieties of the Bush’s paintings, ceramics and creative handmade goods enchanting 1950s fun. e show runs March 5
Baked Beans, I realized that they took up three full shelves. My eyes of all kinds. Pay what you wish admission. is through May 3.
dropped to the very last shelf closest to the oor and there in all event is free and open to the public.
their glory were the cans of Campbell’s Pork and Beans. How could I would like to wish everyone a very happy and
they possibly have gotten relegated to the very last shelf? Over the Our friends at Resorts World Catskills will safe St. Patrick’s Day…may the road rise to meet
years I have watched many commercials for Bush’s Baked Beans be rockin’ the house on Friday, March 27, when you, may the wind be always at your back, may
and I loved them mainly because of the adorable Golden Retriever they present the band Styx who are entering their the sun shine warm upon your face, and the rains
who talks to his master about baked beans and how he won’t divulge second decade of averaging over 100 shows a year fall soft upon your elds…see you all soon.
the secret recipe. Had those commercials catapulted Bush’s Baked and each one of them is committed to making the
Beans to the number one spot in America? Ah, I should have
known that it’s all in the marketing. KOVACH and Zuma. Believe it or not, the name Abcde
has been given to 328 baby girls in the U.S.
Since there was a log-jam forming beside and behind me to get FROM PAGE 6 between 1990 and 2014.
to the baked beans, I realized I should just pick up the small can
of Campbell’s Pork and Beans and be on my way. I expected to be U.S. However, as of 2017, there are at least ten Avocado sounds like a lovely name, don’t you
inundated with many di erent varieties once again, but the only two baby boys named Lucifer across the nation. agree?
varieties I saw were Campbell’s Pork & Beans and Campbell’s Pork
& Beans Picnic Style (new and improved). Okay, I can live with Remember years ago when musician Frank Kim Kovach is thrilled to have written 100 weekly
that, and it was only 56 cents compared to $1.99 for Bush’s. Zappa named two of his kids Moon Unit and columns so far! ank you for all of the positive
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I was completed exhausted and grateful that when I got home all Raddix, Gravity, Apple, Banjo, Pilot Inspektor,
I would have to do is boil a few hot dogs and heat the can of beans.
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Todd’s Pond study OK’d

BY TOM BARTLEY June to the clamor for solutions, of the amount of sedimentation, ing at grant opportunities for Moreover, many warned of
CONTRIBUTING WRITER the advisory committee compris- the characteristics of that sedi- funding to accomplish or further impending “catastrophe” if steps
es four pond-area residents and ment—meaning, “Is it contami- study both of those things, mean- were not taken to rehab this stra-
Troubled Todd’s Pond, the Ka- a mix of appointed and elected nated, can it be bene cially re- ing the pond’s condition and im- tegic wetland, nature’s fundamen-
tonah waterway that can no lon- town o cials, Winn prominently used?”—and the dam, which may proving [it] as well as the drainage tal protection against ooding in a
ger match the recreation vitality among them. need some repairs,” he said. corridor.” major storm.
of its past and unlikely to provide
needed ood protection in the fu- e panel’s other members are A drainage corridor,Winn con- In a memo to the board, Winn Two weeks later, Burdick an-
ture, has spurred a $74,000 e ort Katonah residents Lou Sorell, tinued, brings over ow pond wa- wrote, “ e project would take nounced the advisory commit-
to nd out why—and what to do the interim chairman, Mike Dw- ter down Valley Road, under the four to six months to complete tee at the Town Board ’s June 18
about it. yer, Jen Gregory and Don Scott, railroad tracks and into Muscoot and would be timed to align with meeting. Last week, he praised
Councilwoman MaryAnn Carr Reservoir. “ at drainage system grant funding opportunities.” the committee’s subsequent work,
A consultant’s study, approved and Fiona Mitchell, a member of has resulted in ooding of the saying it “provides great guidance
last week, is expected to analyze the Wetlands Control Commis- hamlet on at least two occasions,” At a Town Board meeting last to the Town Board moving for-
the pond’s contamination and sion. he said, referring to the down- June 4, some 50 residents, most ward.”
explore possible remedies. It will pours that accompanied Tropical of them members of the Cherry
also examine apparently compro- Among the tasks given the Storm Eloise in 1975 and Hur- Ridge Lake Association, packed Linking challenges facing the
mised drainage as it ows down committee was helping the Town ricane Floyd in 1999. the townhouse as almost three- pond with the broader concerns of
to the reservoir and it will seek Board to hire consultants for a dozen speakers pleaded for ac- climate change, the supervisor ob-
to identify grant dollars that can study of the pond, located beside So,Winn said,Arcadis will study tion to reverse pond deterioration. served, “We talk about the climate
help pay for a cleanup, which has Lakeside Drive, just o Cherry “bottlenecks or weak points in that crisis, we talk about what we can
been estimated to cost as much as Street. Winn said Arcadis will system that might be improved as ey depicted a shrinking lake, do at the local level to try to ad-
$4 million. examine three speci c areas: the well as the role that Todd’s Pond, once at least 6 feet deep and cov- dress it. And with a hundred-year
pond’s composition, its drainage either in its current condition or a ering some 4.5 acres. A popular
Eight months after residents of and its best chances for obtaining modi ed condition, might provide neighborhood gathering spot and ood seemingly coming more fre-
the pond’s Cherry Street neigh- grant money. in mitigating ooding and provid- rec site then, it had now simply quently than every hundred years,I
borhood packed a Town Board ing a drainage bene t.” become three acres of silt- lled think we have an obligation to ad-
meeting, demanding action to e consultant will do “an anal- water, too shallow to support most dress this in an area of town where
restore the luster of their lake, the ysis of Todd’s Pond itself in terms Finally, the study will be “look- activities. there’s a history of ooding.”
board voted Tuesday, Feb. 18, to
hire a Dutch rm, Arcadis Design
and Consultancy, to seek answers.

“I think we have an obligation
to address this [issue] in an area
of town where there’s a history
of ooding,” Supervisor Chris
Burdick said as the board pre-
pared to approve the study.

Of three rms submitting study
proposals to the Todd’s Pond Ad-
visory Committee, Arcadis De-
sign, at $74,300, quoted the low-
est price, Bedford’s Public Works
Commissioner Kevin Winn told
the board. e money will come
from the 2020 Todd’s Pond Capi-
tal Project.

An immediate response last

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e Lewisboro Library is located at 15 the birthday of one of the greatest chil- teer Fair structor Ellen Bonheim will provide teens

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On Friday, February 28 at 7 pm, the Li- Bullying Prevention Initiative volunteers with local agencies in need of help.

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TEEN SPOTLIGHT “Sophie is an integral member of the various tournaments. ey “review her games, prepare new
John Jay Chorale,” Giordano said. “Not During her accomplished chess ca- strategies and ideas for future opponents,
FROM PAGE 1 only does she display strong musician- and analyze psychological approaches to
ship, but she is also dedicated, kind and reer, Sophie has represented the United the game.”
her time singing with the choir, Sophie helpful to her fellow ensemble members. States in competitions abroad, including
performed at the Lincoln Center twice. Sophie’s hard work and dedication led the Youth World and the Youth North In addition to working with her coach,
As she gained more experience perform- to her being accepted to Area All-State American championships. She has also Sophie also plays chess online and even
ing, her musical interests that were once earlier this year.” been invited to play at the US Girls Ju- has apps on her phone. She admits that
purely classical started to evolve to in- nior Invitational, which is an elite eld of she has played many games into the late
clude more modern genres, including pop. When not singing, Sophie can be the 10 best young women in the United hours of the night. In addition to the
found dedicating herself to her other States under the age of 21. Currently, hours Sophie spends practicing chess,
e summer before her junior year, passion, chess. Several years ago, when Sophie is in the top 25 for all female Sophie also studies the history of the
Sophie and her family moved to the attending middle school in New York players. She also holds the title of “Na- game and its top players. Sophie states
Katonah-Lewisboro School District and City, she came across a teacher who was tional Master,” which ranks her in the she would love to meet Vassily Ivanchuk,
she enrolled at John Jay High School. a known chess player who would often top 1 percent of all players in the United a world-famous Ukrainian player who
With John Jay’s vibrant performing arts challenge his students. e teacher was States. was awarded the title of Grandmaster
program, she immediately found ways a great chess player no one could beat. by the International Chess Federation
to pursue her musical interests. Because Sophie decided that she would one day To prepare for these mentally gruel- (FIDE) in 1988.
of her love of singing, Sophie decided be able to beat this teacher and started to ing tournaments, Sophie has enlisted
to join vocal jazz and chorale. In these learn all she could about the game. the services of a coach, Alex Ostrovskiy. After graduation, Sophie plans to at-
two groups, she found not only a place He has coached Sophie for the past two tend college for music. As she makes col-
to perform but also a chance to become After countless hours of study and years. lege plans, she is interested in attending
part of the music community at John Jay. practice, her hard work paid o , and she a school with a competitive chess team,
As a member of these groups, Sophie eventually beat the teacher. us, her “Sophie is a perfectionist and strives to too. Beyond college, Sophie foresees a
performs at all the school’s concerts and chess career began. In seventh grade, So- play deeply nuanced moves and ideas in future in the performing arts and vocal
events. phie started to enter tournaments play- her games,” Ostrovskiy said. “She is an performance and, of course, continuing
ing against more and more challenging extremely hard worker. She is driven and to play chess.
During her time at John Jay, her musi- opponents. At her previous school, she motivated to give her best every game
cal talent has been recognized by John was also a member of the chess team, and tournament.” Sophie is the daughter of Patrick
Jay teachers, such as Joanna Giordano, traveling with the group to compete in Morris-Suzuki, a sta software engineer
John Jay High School’s choral director. In her pursuit of chess perfection, So- at Google.
phie works with Ostrovskiy regularly.


FINGERPRINTS said his police department have touched something cuts time and in- PHOTOS COURTESY OF WESTCHESTER COUNTY
does not have a crime scene creases e ciency in an investigation.
FROM PAGE 1 squad and evidence processing is handled e system does not alter the physical
by the state police. However, he said he be- “You’re not swabbing the entire pillow- structure of items.
along with other members of the county’s lieved that the new technology “will help case for DNA and obliterating something;
Department of Public Safety, recently un- law enforcement all over the county.” you’re targeting the area where it was most “What’s nice about this is that we can
veiled the $160,000 crime- ghting tool, a likely touched by someone,” he explained. use it rst, and then our other chemicals,”
hot, noisy apparatus that looks not unlike a Somers Police Chief Mike Driscoll Vandermeulen said.
fancy washer-dryer combo. called the new machine “a great step for- Having something concrete to show a
ward in modern law enforcement technol- jury is also a good thing, Harrison said. Detectives in the Latent Print Section
Although their professional demeanor ogy.” of the Forensic Investigation Unit were
did not betray it, the forensics folks seemed According to West Technology Foren- recently trained in the use of VMD equip-
as excited as kids tearing the wrapping o “It will enable law enforcement agencies sics, the United Kingdom inventors of the ment by West Technology personnel. ey
a new toy at Christmas. to solve crimes that heretofore were very machine claim it can “develop” ngerprints are now prepared to utilize it in investiga-
di cult to solve or not solvable at all,” he that are 20-plus years old. tions and testify as expert witnesses about
It was a big investment but important, said, adding, “I foresee this technology to its ndings.
according to Gleason. be adopted by all police agencies in the e inventors claim—and independent
near future.” studies and the county’s own lab are nd- Latent prints analysis is just one area of
“ e good news is there was no tax levy ing—that processing evidence in the new expertise held by FIU detectives. ey also
money used to purchase this equipment. Sgt. Aaron J. Hicks, state police Troop K contraption has very little e ect on subse- provide expert analysis and testimony in
It was bought with asset forfeiture mon- public information o cer, said that since quent DNA testing. the forensic disciplines of ballistics, crime
ey, money seized from bad guys,” he said, none of the state police labs have taken scene, and digital and multimedia evi-
turning to smile at the county executive at advantage of the new machine to date, he “I’m not allowed to say zero, but it’s a dence, the county said.
their ursday, Feb. 13, press conference. couldn’t comment on the technology in- very low amount,” Harrison said.
volved. e FIU crime lab is recognized as a
e better news is that it will be made e technology was rst developed in public forensics laboratory under New
available to other law enforcement agen- Although there are multiple reasons— the 1970s by the UK Home O ce, Police York State Executive Law and is regularly
cies in Westchester. ere is only one other other than the lack of ngerprints—for a Scienti c Development Branch. However, assessed and accredited by outside experts.
VMD machine in the state, and it’s owned case coming to a dead end, the new tech- the old systems were industrial, high main-
by the NYPD. nology “appears to be of great bene t to tenance and very, very expensive, so only a “ e expertise of the detectives in our
law enforcement in general,” said Bedford few crime labs worldwide were able to use Forensic Investigations Unit is second to
According to its public information of- Police Chief Melvin Padilla Jr. it. none,” Gleason said. “VMD technology
cer, Kieran O’Leary, the Westchester enables FIU to take its expertise to an even
County Department of Public Safety is And considering that there are roughly e traditional method of uncovering higher level than ever.”
always there to support other law enforce- 42 law enforcement agencies in Westches- latent ngerprints with ne powder has
ment agencies. ter, the VMD machine is likely to get a lot been “kind of static”for 50 years or so. And Latimer also praised the team, which in-
“We don’t turn anybody down,” he said. of use. it has a rather dismal success rate of 4 per- cluded Chief John Hodges and Lt. James
According to Yorktown Police Chief cent. Polanzo of the Westchester County Police
Robert Noble, the town’s detectives are “It’s a good bang for the buck,” Padilla Department.
evaluating current and past investigations said. Some studies have suggested that the
where the new technology could be used. VMD technology may raise that to “30 or “ ese are men whose life has been in
HOW IT WORKS 40 percent,” said Harrison, adding that he law enforcement and they are now apply-
ey have already sent some “cold case” It works by coating items of evidence was, however, “not con dent at this point ing the most recently available technology,”
evidence to the county. to state that yet.” Latimer noted.
with an atomic layer of metal inside a
“It is always exciting when new tech- vacuum chamber. Miniscule slivers of gold, “We’re still rolling this out. I’m hoping ey aren’t necessarily as comfortable in
nology is made readily available to law zinc, silver or copper are vaporized to cover for it to be a lot larger than 4 percent.” front of the camera as elected o cials are,
enforcement, which allows us the ability an object and reveal ngerprints and other but they are the real experts, “the ones that
to potentially better protect and serve our evidence. e VMD technology has also been suc- do this work every day,” he said, adding,
citizens,” Noble said. cessful at obtaining ngerprints from items “ is is how we capture criminals. When
At the press conference, Sgt. James Har- that were submerged in water or exposed we capture criminals and bring them to
Being able to retrieve latent ngerprints rison, the forensic unit’s commanding of- to high temperatures—conditions that proper justice, then we’re protecting the
“increases our odds in identifying poten- generally destroy that kind of evidence. public. And that’s what they’ve done so
tial suspects in criminal investigations,” he cer, pointing to a poster comparing the brilliantly”
added. two methods of lifting ngerprints, said Latimer volunteered to be a guinea pig
the di erence is “glaring.” for a demonstration. To see the demonstration, go to https://
Lewisboro Police Chief David Alfano w w w. y o u t u b e . c o m / w a t c h ? v = r a V F _
said that if there’s a major crime in his Holding up a square of fabric which Using magnets, Senior Detective Lt. SOKg80&
community, his o cers secure the scene the unit used to simulate the smothering Rich Vandermeulen attached a yellow
and turn over the investigation to state po- of someone with a pillowcase, Harrison sticky note that the county executive had
lice, who have their own forensics teams. pointed to the negative image of the “vic- lightly touched, placed a wafer of gold in
However, he agreed that the VMD is “a tim’s” face and the “perp’s” hands. It looked a special cradle inside, shut the door and
great tool” and “another perk for the law- like something akin to the famed Shroud
enforcement community.” of Turin. ipped a switch or two.
It took about four minutes to produce a
North Salem Chief omas Howley Knowing where the bad guy or gal may clear rendition of Latimer’s ngerprint.


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John Jay falls in first round of sectionals

BY RICH MONETTI Shannon Kelly Nolan
drives. move against
On Friday, Feb. 21, John Jay traveled to face fth-seeded Byram
Hills in the rst round of the Section 1 Class A playo s. Seeded Annabel Jen Mui.
12th after going 11-9, the Indians did not shrink and battled Brennan in Kendall
down to the wire. traffic
In the end, however, following a 65-60 loss, Coach Matt PHOTOS: RICH rises for a
Gallagher could only lament a couple of borderline possessions MONETTI
but still held his head high on behalf of his players. jumper.

“ ey left everything on the court,” Gallagher said.
John Jay once again got their start on the play of Kendall
Miller. She pulled down the rst of her 13 rebounds, found Sarah
Pieratti on the outlet and John Jay led 2-0.
Miller’s multidimensional talents put Byram on notice.Tallying
26 points, she hit a turnaround jumper, came up with a steal and
was on the receiving end for two layups.
Of course, the Bobcats had plenty of game themselves. Beth
Corelli, who dropped 24, hit two threes for a 7-4 advantage and
Olivia Barry put up 6 with two drives and one hefty follow.
John Jay did hold a small foothold after one, but the 17-14
lead disappeared on Corelli’s step-back three. e teams traded
baskets until Miller hit another turnaround jumper, and Pieratti
nailed a triple to give John Jay a 26-21 lead.

ere was plenty of ght in these Bobcats, though. Jen Mui
answered with a three and Olivia Picca got to the line to close to
27-26 with 3:33 left in the half.

e see-saw continuing, Bryam impressed as Stefana Latella
received a perfect inbound to knot the score at 32, but Lindsey
Neumann went on the backend seconds later. Under John Jay’s
basket, she threw the ball o the back of her defender and
converted for a two-point halftime lead.

e start of the third got John Jay on the board on another
inbound. Kelly Nolan found Miller inside for two, but any
separation was shut down by Mui. She scored 8 of her 15 points
with two drives and a corner three.

Strong up the middle, Miller stopped the run with a three,
and the quarter seemed ready to close at 44-43 as the center
masterfully defended the break. But Mui kept her head up and
hit the follow to extend the lead to three.

e Bobcats maintained at 50-47 as Latella dropped a layup,
and the game looked ready to get away on the subsequent Byram
Hills fast break. But Shannon Nolan, who had 9 points, turned
away Corelli with the rejection.

Nolan then tied the score on a three—a major assist going to
Mia Puccio. Puccio dove into the loose ball scrum and kept the
possession alive.

“She is our workhorse,” said Gallagher. “She often has to keep
up with the opposition’s best player, and still scores, passes and

Picca answered back with a three nonetheless, but after Miller
sunk two free throws to cut to 53-52, Byram Hills looked like
they might unravel. An o ensive foul and a backcourt violation
put the home team on edge.

After a timeout, Puccio found Miller inside for two, and
Shannon Nolan drained a jumper. Unfortunately, the three-
point lead once again ran into Byram’s backcourt. Corelli hit two
jumpers and gave the Bobcats a 57-56 lead.

Fittingly, John Jay’s nal lead came on Miller’s heels. Missing
the layup underneath, the senior converted the put back on her
third try to go up 58-57.

Following a jump shot and follow by Corelli and Latella
respectively, Puccio’s drive gave John Jay their nal points at 61-
60. Later, Nolan was whistled for a travel, and Puccio was called
for a foul on Mui’s jump shot.

e Bobcat guard would sink two free throws for a 63-
60 lead, and John Jay could not overcome in the nal 1:37.
Even so, Gallagher acknowledged the Indians’ dedication and
commitment—especially as a rst-year coach trying to make his

“ ey mean everything to me,” he concluded.


HOCTKEoYp-seeded John Jay prepares for playoffs


e John Jay hockey team isn’t going to surprise anybody this post- Jack Browne leads John Jay with 32 goals and 20 assists this season. FILE PHOTO/ROB DIANTONIO

An underdog Section 1 Division II champion a year ago, the Indians
have been a dominant force this season, at one point winning 14 games
in a row on their way to a 17-2-1 record.

“Last year we kind of came in under the radar,”said Coach Alex Smith.
“ is season’s di erent. We’ve been out on the front page most of the

John Jay,having earned the No.1 seed,begins their section title defense
on ursday (Feb. 27) at the Brewster Ice Arena. eir semi nal oppo-
nent, unknown as of press time, with either be No. 4 Horace Greeley or
No 5. Pearl River. e nals are scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, March 1,
also at Brewster.

e Indians nished their regular season on ursday, Feb. 18, with
a 5-2 defeat to Su ern, the top seed in the Section 1 Division I tourna-

“We played a very fast team and I thought there were a couple of times
where mentally we broke down,” Smith said. Twice, the coach added,
“We gave up a power-play goal and they scored on the next shift. We
need to be a little mentally tougher when things are not going our way.”

e key to winning in the playo s, Smith said, is to avoid mistakes
without playing tight.

“We want to make sure we’re paying attention to the little things,”
Smith said. “Playo s are a di erent animal. Lose one game and you’re
done. So, you have to avoid any long stretches of [poor play].”

To avoid any rust between the end of the regular season and the be-
ginning of the playo s, John Jay scrimmaged against Mamaroneck on
Friday, Feb. 21.

“We’re working hard to stay in condition,”Smith said.“We’re planning
to play either of the teams (Greeley or Pearl River) and really working on
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Senior Shane
Martinsen had 15
John Jay comes up points, including
short against Magnus
Shane Martinsen scores 1,000th point his 1,000th career
point, against
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER John Jay nally took the lead in the
Albertus Magnus.
SPORTS EDITOR fourth, going up 58-57. But the home
team rallied back strong, going up 67-62 Ben Konak
contributed 6
Led by senior Shane Martinsen, who with a minute to play. A three-pointer
scored his 1,000th career point in defeat, from senior Mason DiFalco (11 points,
the 11th-seeded John Jay boys basketball 3 assists, 2 steals) cut the de cit to 2

team fought hard but fell to No. 6 Alber- with just over 2 seconds to play, but time

tus Magnus, 68-65, on Friday, Feb. 21, in was not on John Jay’s side. A made free

the opening round of the Section 1 Class throw with a fraction of a second left

A tournament. gave Magnus a 68-65 win.

Martinsen, who led the Indians in Also contributing for John Jay in the

scoring with 15 points, reached the ca- hard-fought loss were: Chris Walsh (13

reer milestone on a deep three-pointer points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals),

in the rst quarter. He also had 11 re- Joey Pink (10 points, 4 rebounds), Ben

bounds in the game. Konak (6 points, 2 rebounds), Luke

e game against Albertus Magnus Mercer (5 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists),

was close throughout, with John Jay Nick DeVincenzo (3 points, 1 assist),

trailing 22-16 after the rst quarter, 39- Ben Brevetti (2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 as-

36 after the second, and 54-48 after the sist, 1 block), Ryan Corelli (2 assists) and

third. Andy Kote (1 assist).

Senior Chris
Walsh had
13 points, 8
rebounds, 2
assists, 3 steals.

Senior Luke
Mercer had
5 points, 4
rebounds and

5 assists.


Runners compete at state qualifiers

Several John Jay runners competed in • Senior Samuel Posner nished in • Sophomore Max Goodman n- • e team of Liliana Carey, Lily
New York State Championship quali- sixth place out 16 runners in the boys’ ished in ninth place out of 13 runners in O’Shaughnessy, Clodagh McGroary,
fying races on Sunday at the Armory 3,200-meter run. the boys’ 1,000-meter run. Morgan Johnson, Ingrid Btesh-Smith
Track and Field Center in New York and Oona Kerrigan nished in 10th
City. None of the runners will move • Senior Morgan Johnson nished • Senior Clodagh McGroary nished place out of 12 teams in the girls’ 4x800
onto states. eighth place out of 14 runners in the in eighth place out of 15 runners in the relay.
girls’ 1,000-meter run. girls’ 1,500-meter run.


CLUES ACROSS 22. Cultivated from crops (slang) 20. Pounds per square inch For puzzle solutions, please see
1. Stain one’s hands that yield oil 49. Formats 23. Locomotives
7. Subdivision 27. The ancient Egyptian 50. Many 24. Short musical
10. A passage to be sun god subconsciousnesses composition
performed slow 28. Hollywood tough guy 51. Vogues 25. Football position (abbr.)
12. Invests in little 33. Chinese drums CLUES DOWN 26. Heavyhearted
enterprises 34. Merits 1. Mental object 29. Denotes particular
13. Medians 36. Indicates center 2. Blackbird region
14. Member of the giraffe 37. Increases motor speed 3. Undergarments 30. Famed NHLer
family 38. Mentally fit 4. Old cloth 31. Ingested too much
15. Makes official 39. BBQ favorite 5. One from Utah 32. Formulates
16. Choose in an election 40. Wings 6. Greek goddess of the 35. Sino-Soviet block (abbr.)
17. Hill or rocky peak 41. Female parents dawn 36. Broad, shallow craters
18. Member of an ancient 44. Marks left from wounds 7. Become less intense 38. Thick cuts
Iranian people 45. Soften by soaking in 8. Developed to readiness 40. Breezed through
19. Crest of a hill liquid 9. Defunct phone company 41. Breakfast is one
21. Small, faint constellation 48. They resist authority 42. “Rule, Britannia”
10. About Freemason composer
11. Taking 43. Periodicals (slang)
everything into 44. Indian title of respect
account 45. More (Spanish)
12. Famed Czech 46. Creation
engineer 47. A loud utterance
14. Impress into
17. Boxing term
18. Marketplaces

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Why the Secure Act of 2019 may not make you feel very secure

e passage of the Set- is allows the rules for an IRA GUEST and an individual not more within 10 years or take a one-
ting Every Community up to be more closely aligned with CORNER than 10 years younger than time lump sum distribution.
for Retirement Enhancement 401(K) plans and Roth IRAs. the plan participant, be made
(SECURE) Act of 2019, e ec- ANTHONY J. within 10 years from the death is one change is estimated
tive Jan. 1, made a number of (c) Prior to the enactment ENEA of the plan participant. to raise $15.7 billion of tax
signi cant changes relevant to of the SECURE Act if one revenue over 10 years, compared
IRA’s, 401(K)s and other quali- worked less than 1,000 hours up to $5,000 from a quali ed us, the SECURE Act to a cost of $16.3 billion for all
per year, they were ineligible plan, 401(K) or IRA without eliminates the ability of ev- the changes implemented by
ed retirement bene ts. to participate in the company’s any withdrawal penalty; and eryone other than the above the SECURE Act.
However, within the SE- 401(K) plan. e new law de ned eligible designated
CURE Act there is one pro- requires an employer to o er (g) A 529 plan can be used to bene ciaries from being able As previously stated, this
vision that is causing great an employee who worked more pay down student loan debt up to stretch an inherited IRA, will be an area that will create
angst for individuals without a than 1,000 hours in one year or to $10,000 during the lifetime 401(K) or other quali ed plan signi cant angst for those with
surviving spouse or any other 500 hours over two consecutive of a student and pay for certain over their lifetime. us, if large retirement plans with ben-
eligible designated bene ciary years to plan participation. apprenticeship programs. us, one is not married (for ex- e ciaries who are not an eligible
for their IRA, 410(K), or other after a student has graduated, ample, single, divorced and/or designated bene ciary. As we
retirement bene ts. (d) Small business owners the left-over funds in the 529 widowed) and does not have can further assess the Secure
can now receive a tax credit plan can be used to pay student a designated bene ciary, (the Act, we are hopeful that there
e most signi cant and of up to $5,000 for starting a loan debt up to $10,000 over bene ciary) will no longer be may be some creative planning
positive changes in the SE- retirement plan. the lifetime of the student. able to stretch the distributions solutions to this problem. e
CURE Act are as follows: from the inherited IRA, 401(K) promulgation of the regulations
(e) Small business owners As one can imagine all the during their lifetime. ey must by the IRS in the near future
(a) e age to commence will be able to join together above stated changes to the draw down the entire IRA, should help shed some light on
required minimum distribu- to o er de ned contribution rules for IRA’s, 401(K)s and 401(k), etc., within 10 years of the planning options available.
tions from one’s IRA, 401(K), retirement plans. e new law other quali ed retirement plan the plan participant’s death or
etc (April 1 of the following makes the use of open multiple distribution rules will cost the make the distribution in one Anthony J. Enea is a member of
calendar year) is changed from employer plans (MEPs) easier federal government billions in lump sum. us, depending on Enea, Scanlan and Sirignano,
age 70 1/2 to age 72 for those to utilize. An open MEP can tax revenue. In fact, it is esti- the size of the IRA, this could LLP of White Plains. He focuses
who reached age 70 1/2 after help deliver a low-cost retire- mated that just changing the potentially incur signi cant his practice on wills, trusts, estates
Dec. 31, 2019. ment plan for small business required minimum distribution income tax liability. and elder law. Mr. Enea is past
owners. age (RMD)from 70 1/2 to 72 chair of Elder Law and Special
(b) Contributions can con- years of age will cost $8.86 bil- For example, a $2 million Needs Section of the New York
tinue to be made to a tradi- (f ) An individual can now lion over 10 years. IRA would result in the bene - State Bar Association (NYSBA).
tional IRA after age 70 1/2 so take a quali ed birth or adop- ciary (a noneligible designated He is the current chair of the Senior
long as you are still working. tion distribution of an amount Not surprisingly, Congress bene ciary) paying income Lawyer Section of the NYSBA.
found a way to pay for all of taxes on $200,000 of additional Mr. Enea is the past president
FRISHMAN the changes stated above over a annual income at their income and founding member of the New
10-year period by mandating that tax rate. While a “conduit” trust York Chapter of the National
FROM PAGE 12 distributions from IRAs, 401(k)s, can still be utilized for the ben- Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
and other quali ed plans made e ciary of one’s IRA, 401(K), (NAELA). He is the president
rst puppy visit. Later that week we found out he ingested a toxic to anyone other than an eligible etc., for both one’s spouse and of the Westchester County Bar
house plant and died at an emergency clinic. designated bene ciary, being a children, if the child(ren) do not Foundation and a Past President
spouse, minor child, disabled fall within one of the classes of of the Westchester County Bar
Pregnant female dogs sometimes have labored pregnancy that re- individual, chronically ill person persons de ned as an eligible Association. Mr. Enea can be
sult in stillbirths and the mother also dies in labor. designated bene ciary, they reached at 914-948-1500 or at
must draw down the entire plan [email protected]
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BY BRYAN P. STERN FinCEN Form 114a, Report sible scenarios you might encoun- TAX ACCOUNTING SMALL BUSINESS
GUEST COLUMNIST of Foreign Bank and Financial ter: CONSULTING
Accounts (commonly referred
e number of Americans liv- to as FBAR). If the aggregate • e young college grad who CPA
ing abroad has increased dramati- value of any US taxpayer’s for- wants to spend the rst few years BRYAN P. STERN
cally over the past decade. e eign nancial account(s) exceeds of their professional life teaching
Social Security Administration US$10,000 time during the cal- English to less fortunate children CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT (NY & FL)
reports that between 2007 and endar year, they are required to le in a foreign country.
2017 alone, the number of retirees Form 114a with the US Treasury’s 914.977.4520 [email protected]
living outside of the United States Financial Crimes Enforcement • e digital nomad who runs
rose 40 percent. Network (FinCEN). is report their online consulting business 57 WESTCHESTER AVENUE #451
is separate from your income tax from overseas. POUND RIDGE NY 10576
Some retirees are ful lling life- return. ere is no tax associated
long dreams of living in their fa- with ling it. It simply reports • A US-based taxpayer who in-
vorite foreign country. Other fel- information about cash ows vests with a foreign family mem-
low retirees did not save enough through foreign accounts – both ber in a rental property back home.
money and now nd themselves bank and investment (broker-
living in a foreign country that has age). FBARs must be led annu- • e retired couple that spends
a much lower cost of living than ally. e $10,000 threshold is an 5 months in the Caribbean (or
the U.S. aggregate amount for all foreign Canada).
accounts owned, not per account.
e increase doesn’t only in- • A family buys a foreign sum-
volve older Americans. It in- e threshold only needs to be mer home and opens a foreign
cludes younger ones as well. Many met once (even one day) during bank account to pay maintenance
young graduates are taking a gap the year to trigger the ling re- services.
year after nishing their college quirement.
education. Other tech-minded If you have a foreign account
professionals (digital nomads) In addition to the FBAR, you but have not been reporting it (or
are spending years traveling over- may also nd yourself subject to its income), see an experienced
seas or living in their dream city CPA immediately to discuss your
while operating a small business ling certain forms along with speci c ling requirements. e
remotely. your income tax return. IRS has voluntary disclosure pro-
grams that can help you to come
Living abroad has many chal- Form 8938 Statement of Spec- into compliance and avoid some
lenges. One that is sometimes i ed Foreign Financial Assets penalties.
overlooked is the reporting re- reports speci ed foreign nancial
quirement for having an interest assets if the total value of all those Knowledge is power. If you
in a foreign bank or investment assets is more than the applicable need to open a foreign nancial
account. Non-compliance with reporting threshold. resholds account, be sure to rst become
these reporting requirements begin at US$50,000 and go up fully aware of your reporting re-
could potentially lead to severe depending on your ling status quirements. In the long run, doing
and whether you reside inside or so will result in a more enjoyable
nancial penalties, and in extreme outside the U.S. Some speci ed experience and greater peace of
cases, imprisonment. mind.
nancial assets include foreign
Keep in mind that foreign ac- stock, foreign partnership inter- is article was written by Bryan P.
count reporting requirements ests, foreign mutual funds, foreign Stern, CPA (NY and FL). He has
don’t only apply to individuals but private equity funds, and foreign- o ces in Pound Ridge. If you have
apply to businesses, trusts, and es- issued life insurance policies. tax questions, he can be reached at
tates as well. [email protected] is article
At rst glance this topic may is not intended to be speci c tax
Here are a few of the most have seemed foreign to you (no advice. Before making tax-related
common reporting requirements pun intended). However, think decisions, always speak to your
to keep in mind. about some of the common pos- CPA, tax-preparer, or other trusted
advisor rst.
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estates) contain questions that
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or investment accounts. Certain Life Alert® is always
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