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Published by Halston Media, 2019-07-18 14:01:54

Mahopac News 07.18.19

VOL. 10 NO. 21 Visit for the latest news. THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2019

At the carnival!
e Ferris wheel towers about the rehouse parking lot this week as Mahopac Fire Department
holds its annual carnival. e festivities continue this weekend and feature plenty of rides,
games, food and other attractions. For more photos of the carnival, see pages 18 and 19.


Local couple charged in hate crime

Felony weapon charges also led

State police have arrested a Carmel couple and charged tim, who was trying to exit the parking lot. Police said rst-degree harassment, a class B misdemeanor.
them with multiple felonies, including a hate crime for the Vuksanajes then attempted to pull the victim from Police said that Antonio Vuksanaj was additionally
what investigators said was a bias-based assault. a vehicle through force and damaged the victim’s vehicle charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weap-
with a tire iron. e crimes committed against the victim on, a class D felony, due to a previous weapon-related
State police from the Somers barracks said that on Sat- appear to be biased in nature due to the victim’s sexual conviction.
urday, July 6, at around 8:15 p.m., they were called to the orientation, police said.
Chili’s Bar & Grill parking lot in Baldwin Place, on the e couple was arraigned before the town of Somers
Somers/Mahopac border,on a report of a domestic dispute. e Vuksanajes were both charged with second-degree Court, and held in the Westchester County Jail in lieu of
criminal mischief as a hate crime, a class C felony; rst- $7,500 cash bail each or $7,500 secure bond.
Police said their investigation revealed that Antonio degree criminal contempt, a class E felony; second-de-
and Gina Vuksanaj, both 50 and from Carmel, violated gree unlawful imprisonment, a class A misdemeanor; and An additional full stay-away order of protection was re-
an order of protection and blocked the retreat of the vic- quested on behalf of the victim and granted by the court.

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The Staff Firemen’s Carnival Bring chairs and blankets. Free admission. Upcoming shows:
Upcoming shows: Aug. 1 - Andrea and Zac Brown tribute band - July 26
EDITORIAL TEAM e Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department Wild Night - Bon Jovi tribute band - Aug. 2
BOB DUMAS will hold its annual carnival ursday-Saturday, the Armenian Rug Riders
July 18-20 starting at 7 p.m. e carnival fea- Mahopac Library Events
EDITOR: 845-208-0774 tures rides, a game midway and plenty of car- Friday Night Barbecue/
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sausage and pepper sandwiches. e carnival is Friday, July 19, 10 a.m. Medicare 101 is an
GABRIELLE BILIK on the grounds of the rehouse located at the e Friday Night Barbecue Live Entertain- overview presented by Jacqueline Gallagher,
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Gypsy: Celebrating the sounds of Stevie Nicks gram will provide basic information about
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available for purchase online for $29 at put- are losing group/employer health coverage
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Carroll, center, in a moment of
reflection before the climb begins

‘You’re never
really too old’
Ken Carroll, 73, completes WTC Stair Climb again

BY MAUREEN DALY not required but are always en- Sean Murphy said. “My family is PHOTOS COURTESY OF KEN CARROLL
CONTRIBUTING WRITER couraged to fundraise. Since 2015, so honored that he chose to do the
the climb has raised more than climb in my father’s memory this Carroll climbed in memory of FDNY Lt. Ray Murphy of
e annual New York City $250,000 for a variety of orga- year.” Manhattan’s Ladder 16, whose picture Carroll carried around
Memorial Stair Climb hosts more nizations bene tting re ghters, his neck while making the climb. Carroll said he kisseed all the
than 400 rst responders as they police o cers, emergency medical Sean, who was 14 when his dad pictures that were on display in the WTC’s stairwell that day.
climb the 80 oors of 3 World technicians and military person- died in 2001, went on to join the
Trade Center in memory of the nel a ected by 9/11. FDNY himself. “ ey even named a dog for $650 by going around to di erent
343 re ghters, 37 Port Authority
police, and 23 NYPD members For the past three years, Army “My father loved his job and me,” Carroll said proudly. businesses to raise sponsorship
killed on 9/11. Also remembered veteran and retired FDNY Lad- the members he worked with,” he
in the climb are the hundreds of der 43 Lt. Ken Carroll of Ma- said. “I saw, from a young age, just Carroll’s training regimen starts funds,” Carroll explained.
hopac was the oldest re ghter how special this job is, and that is
rst responders who tragically to participate in the Stair Climb. why I joined the department.” about six weeks prior to the Stair What’s behind Carroll’s altru-
continue to die from 9/11-related Carroll, 73, is retired from Ladder
illnesses. 43 in Spanish Harlem. is year, Mahopac residents may be fa- Climb and includes climbing ism?
he climbed in memory of FDNY miliar with Carroll, who teaches
While all participants climb in Lt. Ray Murphy of Manhattan’s spinning classes at local gyms and stairs while wearing 40 pounds “Passion. You have to have pas-
full gear, the most important item Ladder 16, whose picture Car- has participated in numerous t-
they carry to the top is an honor roll carried around his neck while ness-related activities, sometimes of weighted vests, and riding a bi- sion in order to do things like the
tag with the name of a 9/11 rst making the climb. in memoriam for a re ghter,
responder who was killed on that such as the Stair Climb, and fun- cycle while wearing heavy boots. Stair Climb,” he said. “ I do these
day or died afterward due to ill- “I kissed every picture in the draisers, such as the FDNY 343
ness. stairwell while going up. It was Ride from Long Island to the In addition, Carroll takes 35- or things for my fellow FDNY re-
both physically and emotionally Pentagon. He also participates
e primary focus of the New draining,” Carroll said. in fundraisers for veterans, breast 40-mile bicycle rides with other ghters because I want to ensure
York City Memorial Stair Climb cancer and other worthy causes.
is to honor and memorialize Sean Murphy, Ray Murphy’s re ghters to stay tuned up. that we never forget.”
the 9/11 rst responders. Each son, said the family was over- Carroll loves to ride his bicycle
year climb organizers choose whelmed and honored by Car- around town (traveling at least 6 In the upcoming 343 Ride, in He uses motivational phrases in
a 9/11-related bene ciary and roll’s e orts. miles per day), as well as use his
mount a fundraising campaign for spin classes for such goals as rais- which bicyclists, mainly members his spinning classes, as well as his
that organization. Climbers are “What Ken has done in hon- ing money for a service dog for a
oring my father is outstanding,” local wounded vet. of the FDNY and their friends, own endeavors, such as “Go hard

ride 343 miles (symbolizing the or go home” and “Remember in

343 re ghters who died on 9/11) life to challenge your limits.”

in a ve-day trek from Montauk, When he turns 74 next month,

N.Y., to Washington, D.C. ey the father of three plans to go sky-

raise money for Building Homes diving, which he has been doing

for Heroes, an organization that annually since he was 70.

constructs houses for military vet- “It’s not for everybody,” he said,

erans. “but you’re never really too old.

“Each rider is expected to raise Leave the fear!”

‘I do these things for my fellow FDNY re ghters because I want to ensure that we never forget.’

- Ken Carroll


County SPCA investigating cat shooting Spofford to run
for Putnam
O cers of the Putnam County SPCA are investi- Chief Ken Ross of the Putnam County SPCA added County judge

gating a case of aggravated cruelty, a felony under the that “all animals are protected under the animal cruelty Carmel Town Justice Joseph J. Spo ord Jr. has an-
nounced his candidacy for Putnam County Court judge.
state Agriculture and Markets Law, in which a domes- laws of New York State. Cats are allowed outside and
e vacancy was created with untimely passing of
tic 7-year-old black cat that lives in the town of Carmel should not be targeted by anyone.” Judge James Retiz. Spo ord will be the candidate for
both the Republican and Conservative parties
was shot and wounded by a pellet gun or small-caliber “Shooting any domestic animal, especially in a resi-
“Joe’s knowledge, experience, fairness and compas-
gun. dential neighborhood, is criminal and reckless,” Ross sion makes him an excellent choice for Putnam County
Court judge,” said Michael Bartolotti, Putnam County
Investigators said they believe that some time be- said. clerk.

tween July 2 and 4 the cat, Simon, was shot by a high- e Putnam County SPCA Humane Law Enforce- Spo ord has 30 years of court experience in family,
surrogate, criminal and supreme court, and has extensive
powered pellet gun or with a small-caliber bullet. Dur- ment Division is investigating the shooting and asks experience in the local town and village court system.
He was rst appointed to the Carmel Town Court in
ing that time, the cat was loose and not observed by its anyone having information to contact them at 845- December 1999, and has successfully run for re-election
in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016.
owner. 520-6915. All calls can remain anonymous.
Local attorney Joseph J. Tock said he would happily
On July 4, Simon returned home with an injury endorse Spo ord’s candidacy.

to his hindquarters. Upon taking the cat to the “I am proud to recommend Joseph Spo ord as an out-
standing candidate for County Court judge,” Tock said.
Brewster Veterinary Hospital, metal fragments “His 19 years of experience as a Town Court Justice, his
diverse background as a private attorney, his a able de-
were found throughout Simon’s midsection and meanor and approachable attitude all combine to result in
the perfect temperament for a member of the Judiciary.”
it was discovered that the projectile had caused
Spo ord said he was “honored and humbled” to have
a broken femur and pelvis. rough surgery, the the endorsements.

veterinarian was able to remove a small frag- “As Putnam County Court judge, I will continue to
administer justice, without fear or favor, in a fair and eq-
ment of the projectile, leaving the rest so as not uitable manner,” he said.

to further endanger the cat’s life. e vet said the Spo ord is the father of three children and lives in
projectile caused extreme pain, serious physical

injury and permanent physical impairment of the

cat’s hind legs. Simon is now in stable condition

and resting at home.

e animal resides in the Drewville Road area

near the cross streets of Hickory Bend Road and

Crafts Road.

e New York State Humane Association

(NYSHA), headquartered in Kingston, is o er-

ing a $1,000 reward for information leading to

the arrest and conviction of the person(s) respon-

sible for shooting Simon, who had been allowed

to go outside just prior to July 4.

“ e individual responsible for this heinous as-

sault on a family pet must be brought to justice,” PHOTO COURTESY OF PUTNAM COUNTY SPCA

said NYSHA president Pat Valuse. Simon is home and recovering from his injuries.

Fireman Parade: Thursday July 11, 7 pm
Carnival Dates: July 11, 12, 13 & July 18, 19, 20

Pay one price to ride RAFFLE!

all night. $30 each. $10,000 Cash Grand Prize

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discount ride night!
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$5 OFF BRACELETS Credit Cards accepted Flat Screen TV & more!
for Ride Ticket purchases
ONLY, ATM available. A winner every night! Only 3,000 tickets sold!

Tickets: $10

The MVFD would like to thank all of the local businesses who graciously contributed to this years raffle.



July 25, August 29

Bring the whole family and hang for the
evening! We will have a farmers market,
food trucks, children’s activities, live music
and more!

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Town Hall entrance to get makeover

BY BOB DUMAS e concrete walkway leading At the June 26 Town Board received Astrologo’s bid. Schmitt Astrologo has performed jobs for
EDITOR said that wasn’t adequate. e the town in the past, which were
to the doors has become cracked meeting, town engineer Rich RFPs were sent out again and inspected by this department and
e north entryway into the this time the town received one we’ve always been satis ed with
Town Hall on McAlpin Avenue and pitted, creating not only a Franzetti said that mason John additional bid, although Astrolo- the workmanship, materials and
in Mahopac will get a makeover go’s bid still remained the lowest. performance.”
this summer that will improve its visual blight but a potential trip- Astrologo of Mahopac sent in
aesthetics and the safety of those “Originally, we only received Councilman Mike Barile has
who use it. ping hazard as well. the winning bid and was awarded one proposal and the supervisor long been a critic of the Town
said that was not acceptable; he Hall’s condition and said he was
Restaurant “ e north entrance to the the job at a cost of $14,200. wanted more proposals just to glad the project was moving for-
make sure it was fair,” Franzetti ward.
Town Hall needs concrete repair,” Franzetti said he originally sent said.
“ is is long overdue,” he said.
said Supervisor Ken Schmitt.“It’s out four requests for proposals Franzetti told the board that “It’s a lawsuit waiting to happen.”
money has been set aside for the
in horrible condition, it’s scaling.” (RFPs) to local masons, but only project and noted that Astrologo Schmitt said the southern en-
has done work for the town in trance to the Town Hall will be
Rated “Don’t Miss!” —The New York Times the past. repaired and remodeled next year.
Beautiful Steaks. Fresh Seafood.
Our Menu is 95% Gluten-Free. “I’ve been told there are exist- “We can’t do them both at the
ing funds for the project [in the same time because people have
budget],” Franzetti said. “John to get into the building,” he said,
“but they both have to get done.”

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If you’re interested in hearing live music – stop by Shady
Grove eater where a combination of youth and adult per-
formers will o er an array of music genre from jazz to country
to rock ‘n’ roll.

Check out the livestock pavilion, the rabbit and poultry
barn; watch a dog obedience show or see a showmanship
demonstration. (Please note that only animals involved with
the fair are allowed on the grounds.)

Follow the trail of laughter and giggles, from both children
and their parents and you’ll the nd the magic shows and
demonstrations at Tony’s World of Science and Magic Tent.
Stop by the Civil War and Revolutionary War encampments
to learn about our area’s involvement at that point in history.

Looking for some fair food? Try the fresh corn cooked on
the grill, or hamburgers, hot dogs, vegetarian chili, freshly
made lemonade and the famous pig roast and/or chicken bar-
becue dinner on Saturday, July 27, at 5 p.m. for only $15 for
half a chicken or $12 for a quarter chicken/ Contact the o ce
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At 2 pm on Saturday there will be the annual country-living
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bidding begins. Items that have previously been part of the
country-living theme consist of lawn and garden equipment,
patio items, sporting goods, as well as gift certi cates to golf
events, Broadway shows, sporting events, and much more.

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e great debate e healing journey

Unless it was because I liked get- It’s not that Sleepy Joe can’t go as low as Recently, I got into a heated argu- Lynette. Lynette so believes in peer
ting hit, I’ll never understand the president. It’s that Trump lives there. ment with a friend. Not the shout- reviewed articles and the pharmaceutical
why I joined a boxing club. I Biden would be ghting on Trump’s ing sort of argument; this was like approach that characterizes allopathic

could jab a little, but my right lacked home turf. e only thing he’d get out of a disputation instead. We were discussing medicine, that she is missing some

conviction and the sight of blood made such a match is a lesson in how to ght scienti c fact and scien- fundamental points. We

me faintish. My last dirty. ti c ction and how to LIFE, left the debate o with
determine what is crank HEALTH, her telling me she will
ght occurred in a Biden vs. Trump science and what is real. never change her mind

sparring session with OF HUMAN would be the entertain- Our opinions were very POLITICS about trying functional
a heavyweight. He INTEREST ment event of the year.
wanted to practice Trump and his sup- far apart. or alternative medicine
is friend is a lawyer MARA in place of conventional
slipping punches; he LORENZO porters would eat it up. SCHIFFREN medicine, even if she
and is quite intelligent.
promised not to throw GARO “Make America Great

any. I discovered that Again” is all about But she happens to be is in a situation where

he was slow, an easy showing the world very linear in her think- conventional medicine

target, his big head as whose boss, not getting ing and very left-brained, fabulously does not have an answer for her.

good as a punching bag. Frankenstein pushed around. Trumpets get a vicarious useful traits when you are a lawyer. She is Oh, the irony. Years ago, I once stood

had better footwork. With free reign, I thrill in the president’s pugnacity. Also, dogged and very stubborn in her views. in her shoes. I had been raised the same

was beating him up pretty good, when to his most ardent supporters, Trump’s Rigid, sometimes. She is also someone way, to believe in allopathic medicine

suddenly his expression changed. In the presidency is an act of self-sacri ce. who has done enough research into this unquestioningly. And had no regard for

half-second it took my brain to process Here’s this billionaire, who could be topic to satisfy her skepticism and all of anything else, all of which seemed like so

the change, my body, seized by fear, froze. doing anything he wants, and he wants it bolsters her opinion that the world much hogwash. Because of that, I spent

en the electrician came and put out to help little guys like us. ey like that of alternative medicine and things like a decade being treated for an autoim-

the lights. you don’t need a dictionary to understand organic food are both crank science. If mune condition through all kinds of

I woke up bleeding from the nose, now him, that he’s vulgar and common, a there isn’t peer reviewed article sup- drugs that did not work for me with the

painfully situated underneath my right street ghter. Biden can’t win that kind porting it somewhere, she discounts its understanding that I had a degenerative

eye. I had a concussion, better known in of ght. In boxing terms, he matches up validity. condition for which there was no cure,

those days as getting your “bell rung.”To poorly. Characteristics of a left-brain domi- as my doctors told me. I didn’t question

this day, I could swear the e ects of that e best example of what I mean nant person are to be logical and have this at all. I only began to take a second

punch still linger. It might be obvious in occurred in 1960, when Richard Nixon strong critical reasoning skills. “Gener- look at the situation once I realized my

this column you’re about to read. ran against John F Kennedy. Nixon was ally, left-brain individuals rely on cold, body had reached a tipping point where

Where was I? Ah, yes, the boxing club favored over the upstart Kennedy, but hard facts and real-life data, rather than it could no longer shrug o illness. I was

and the one guy I could handle, a fellow that all changed after the rst debate, the emotions and imagination.” ey inter- noticeably getting worse.

named Rocco. It was ironic because rst-ever televised between presidential pret information well and aren’t touchy- And then step by step, I learned about

pound for pound he was the toughest candidates. Nixon sweated under the hot feely in their thoughts, while performing diet and lifestyle changes. And, nally,

ghter in the club, and I was the softest. TV lights, while Kennedy remained cool precise research. e profession of lawyer mindset changes and how all of that

It was all a matter of styles between and con dent. But something deeper is in fact an excellent career choice for a impacted the state of my health. I nally

me and Rocco. He had a stocky build, showed. Kennedy was real, a breath of left-brain dominant person. Unsurpris- came to understand that healing was

short arms and legs and one strategy: fresh air in the usual phony atmosphere ingly, my friend is great at her job. not something that happened through a

bull rush. He liked to get in close and of politics. By contrast, Nixon came o A right-brain dominant person, in pill…or with your brain. It was a full-

throw short lefts and uppercuts. My as a liar and a fake. History now shows contrast, is more of a creative and intui- body a air. You needed your left brain,

reach allowed me to keep him away. he was both. tive type. is type of person is good your right brain, and your whole body on

Eventually, Rocco got frustrated and Who can be as fatal to Trump as at expressing and reading emotions in board for the journey. And your soul.

started throwing roundhouse rights that Nixon was to Kennedy? Not Bernie. others and has a vivid imagination, and For, indeed, healing from chronic ill-

fell just short of my chin and the smirk, Next to his uncompromising doctrine maybe a tendency to live in their heads ness does turn into a healing journey. It

which the heavyweight took care of for of single payer and free college, the because of this. can change you utterly from the person

good. president will seem positively judicious. In truth, everyone has skillsets that use you were before, redirecting you onto a

e day Joe Biden announced his Elizabeth Warren? A true populist from both sides of the brain, which is knitted whole new path in life. You get used to

candidacy, a picture of him and Trump humble origins, with a detailed plan to together through the corpus callosum. getting out of your comfort zone. And

on stage together at the debates popped revitalize the middle class, she doesn’t e stronger the connectivity through moving into new areas that may not

into mind. My heart sank: Just as I had stand a chance. If Warren was a man, the corpus callosum, the better the bal- have interested you in the past. But once

the style to beat Rocco, Trump has the she’d be the front runner. Enough said. ance of skills. But there are di erent they have functional importance in help-

style to beat Biden. Kamala Harris looks great on TV and kinds of intelligences and they re ect ing you heal, they become fascinating

Biden has already let the incumbent has a charismatic personality; her cloths di erent tendencies that predominate and powerful resources.

bait him. “I’d like to take him behind are chic, but her vision threadbare. Most through neural pathways in each side of is is not a change that I embraced

the gym and beat the hell out of him,” SEE GARO PAGE 9 the brain. SEE SCHIFFREN PAGE 9
Biden is on record as saying. Big mistake. But back to my friend. Let’s call her

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Combating bullying starts at home

Dear Dr. Linda, Even though kids won’t they have been bullied, most important signi cant others. Chil-
“Bullying” seems to be a buzzword dren’s and teen’s feelings of self-worth
be back in school for STRONG shamed or humiliated, grow or diminish as a result of your
today. With too much usage, parents another month, it’s not LEARNING their capacity for realis- words and actions. When you speak, a
and teachers may not take it seriously. too early to address this tic, positive self-esteem child or student may perceive messages
However, being a school psychologist issue because becoming DR. LINDA is damaged. Bullying you don’t even know you’re sending.
between a middle school and a high a bully, or becoming a SILBERT becomes a part of their Focus on using language that builds self-
school, I know that it’s very serious. esteem because negative statements can
When I meet with a student that has bully’s victim, begins lives as they try to build create ill feelings, unnecessary confronta-
been bullied, I know that it’s going to tions or stalemates and can sometimes
probably a ect the rest of her or his at home. If parents or recover their own give rise to antisocial behaviors, such
life. Kids who bully, and their victims, as bullying or being the victim. Never
are permanently damaged, because the are serious about their feeling of self-worth, mind that the students will be unable to
behavior a ects how both do in school concentrate on academic subjects.
and beyond. children’s social, emotional and cogni- and self-evaluation based on actual
Children use us as mirrors. If we think
Unfortunately, the adults in these chil- tive development, bullying needs to be strengths and abilities isn’t even part of and convey to them that they are wonder-
dren’s lives—parents and teachers—don’t ful, they will think and believe that they
know how much they may have caused addressed because it not only a ects their the picture. are wonderful, and they’ll work hard for
a child to become a bully or the victim us. If we think and tell them they are
of bullying. Please write a column ad- child’s schooling but his or her whole life. Interestingly, the teens who were more stupid or lazy they will think and believe
dressing the bullying issue before school they are incapable achievement.
starts again, because accepting bullying Research has taught us that parents likely to get bullied by their classmates
as a way of life has become the new To earn their respect, show them
norm and the adults in a child’s life must and teachers who tease, belittle, ridicule than those who did not, also reported respect. Model non-bullying behavior in
understand that they have the power to your interactions with them and they’ll
change the norm. Accepting it as a given and are sarcastic because they think it’s that they felt they were teased, ridiculed
just damages even more children and nd themselves doing the same.
teens. funny or they’re just joking around, are or mocked by their parents. And, al- Dr. Linda

Dr. M. harming the child mentally. Even if par- though anxiety, withdrawal from friends, Dr. Linda is co-author of “Why Bad Grades
Happen to Good Kids,” and director of
Dear Dr. M., ents and teachers aren’t being malicious, and depression are the symptoms for Strong Learning Tutoring and SAT/ACT
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the problem is that children’s brains— them, the result is the same. Healthy Find more articles at
right. Bullying is a very serious issue
and it absolutely needs to be addressed. until they reach high school at the very self-esteem is damaged.

least—can’t process sarcasm. Children For years, parents and teachers dealt

are, by nature, very concrete. with the bully by punishing the behavior

In fact, it has been shown that chil- or by ignoring it. ey dealt with the

dren and teens who report that teasing victim by saying such things as, “Just

and belittling was part of their everyday walk away,” or “Stop being a tattle tale,”

lives are more likely to become bullies or “Punch him in the nose next time.”

themselves. Because they felt bullied by Being bullied was considered to be an

one or both parents, they grew up believ- unpleasant part of life, but research and

ing that the behavior is an appropriate common sense has taught us that it

one—a normal way to demand that oth- doesn’t have to be that way.

ers’ behavior conforms to what you want. Parents and teachers, remember that

But, by growing up in a home where you are your children’s and student’s

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Mahopac student wins New robot expands surgical
nursing scholarship services at Putnam Hospital

New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital’s Magnet Ambassadors Please welcome the newest member of thoracic surgeries to be added to Putnam
Committee awarded Annie Peechatt of Mahopac High School with a Mag-
net Scholarship award during the National Nursing Week Awards Ceremony, Putnam Hospital Center’s surgical team, Hospital Center’s operating suite, accord-
an event that culminated the week-long recognition of the hospital’s Magnet
Nurses. New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital was the rst hospital the da Vinci Xi robot by Intuitive. ing to Mary Elm, informatics and robotics
in a seven-county region to attain the highly coveted Magnet designation in
2007, which is the ultimate credential for high quality nursing. Pictured, from is latest model has several enhance- nurse specialist.
left, are Peechatt; Matt Esposito, RN, who is president of the Magnet Am-
bassadors Committee for New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital; and ments, including sharper three-dimen- “It’s giving more access to better technol-
Giavanna Toscano of Peekskill High School, who also received a scholarship.
sional visualization, better range of mo- ogy for the surgeons, the ability to perform

tion and greater operative reach for the more complex surgeries and statistics indi-

surgeon. e Xi will also expand the types cate it’s better for the patients,”Elm said.

of robotics surgeries o ered at Putnam Indeed, research has shown robotic sur-

Hospital Center. gery allows for smaller incisions, less scar-

An earlier model of the da Vinci ro- ring, less operative pain, shorter hospital

botic surgical system was introduced at stays, faster recovery and less blood loss

the hospital in 2012, ushering in a new era compared with other techniques.

of minimally invasive procedures. Since For more information on the robot

then, about eight surgeons have used the and surgical services at Putnam Hospital

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Auto and First Responder Show set for Sunday

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Come see new cars, classic cars, hotrods, drag cars and motorcycles. ere will be live music, auto vendors, food and a beer garden, ra es and much more. ere will be
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breed are not wrong to harbor such suspicions, as auto indus- as LMC estimates Ford (90 percent) and Fiat Chrysler (97
try insiders note that the production of sedans has been in percent) will be almost exclusively manufacturing some type
decline for about a decade. of truck or SUV. While trucks and SUVs might rst have
taken hold of the U.S. automotive market, other countries
According to LMC Automotive, which tracks the auto in- are now following suit. According to the automotive research
dustry, many auto manufacturers are responding to consumer
demand for taller vehicles by producing more trucks, SUVs rm JATO Dynamics, SUVs, including crossovers, accounted
and crossovers at the expense of sedans. In fact, LMC Au- for more than one in three cars sold across the globe in 2017.
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NASCAR and its fan history

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drivers every weekend. status of many drivers. Richard Petty, David Pearson, Dale Earnhardt Sr. (and

Whether lling the stands in person or watching on television, NASCAR later Junior), Jimmie Johnson and Je Gordon are just a few of the notable

fans are drawn to the action and the sport’s storied history. drivers who have torn up tracks. In 1998, amid 50th anniversary celebrations,

It is believed that what would ultimately evolve into car racing began during NASCAR put together a list of the organization’s 50 Greatest Drivers. Living

Prohibition times when “runners,” or those who delivered moonshine, souped members of the group were honored during pre-race festivities for the 1998

up their cars to evade federal tax agents. ese runners took pride in evading Daytona 500.

the law and would hold informal races to determine who had the fastest car and NASCAR has built its reputation not only on quality races, but also through

greatest racing chops. Eventually the need for smuggling booze waned, and car sponsorship. In the history of NASCAR, there have been only three naming

racing became a more respectable sport. rights partners: RJ Reynolds, Sprint/Nextel and Monster Energy, which took

On Feb. 21, 1948, the National Association for Stock Car racing was o cially the reins in 2017.

incorporated, although the rst o cial NASCAR race took place six days ose unfamiliar with NASCAR may think that the NASCAR season never

earlier. e sport would go on to be one of the most popular spectator activities ends. However, there is a de ned season. e race season, comprising 38 races,

in North America and is now a multibillion dollar industry. starts in February and ends in November. Races are conducted on privately

NASCAR owes its beginnings to mechanic and auto-repair shop owner owned race tracks, all of which are asphalt or concrete. Although NASCAR has

William “Bill” France Sr. of Washington, D.C. France became interested in southern roots, tracks were built in California and Las Vegas to tap into newer

racing after relocating to Daytona Beach, Fla., which he discovered was a hotbed audiences.

for racing enthusiasts. France involved himself in racing cars and promotion. NASCAR has been around for decades, and new stars and fans are made

France felt there should be a sanctioning body to govern the sport, so in 1947, each year.

he organized a meeting in Florida to discuss the future of stock car racing and

conceived the notion of NASCAR with other members of the racing community. is article is from Metro Creative Connection.


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weeks for the town of Carmel starts at 7 p.m., Town Hall, 60
government and the Mahopac McAlpin Ave., Mahopac start at 7:30 p.m.; Falls School, e following is a list of Ma- ceremonies this spring.
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starts at 7 p.m., Town Hall, 60 start at 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, 60 ursday, Aug. 1 | Meeting Anthony Sochan was Diebold completed a Bachelor
McAlpin Ave., Mahopac McAlpin Ave., Mahopac starts at 7:30 p.m., Sycamore named to the Dean’s List at of Arts degree in zoology; An-
Park clubhouse, Mahopac Rutgers University for the drew J. O’Connor completed
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MHS student chosen for PR/
Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute

Mahopac High School ENL Latino/Hispanic youth. Committee for 10 years, and

teacher Alicia Manguso de- Along with about 200 other chair of the Assembly’s Educa-

mands excellence in and out of Hispanic/Latino students from tion Committee from 1990 to

the classroom. Such was the case around the state, Jimenez partic- 1994. He is known for giving

when Manguso helped junior ipated in three days of activities, a voice to the Hispanic/Latino

Karla Jimenez be the rst-ever which focused on building and community. Going through the

Mahopac student to participate presenting a voice in their com- New York public school system

in the annual Angelo Del Toro munity. From team-building himself, Del Toro was an advo-

Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth exercises and a mock assembly cate for public school education

Leadership Institute (PR/HYLI session conducted in the New and educators.

this past spring in Albany. York State Assembly chamber, “ is was an amazing expe-

e Institute is a collabora- to a student recognition dinner rience to meet other students

tion with the NYS Assembly/ and career development work- like me from all over the state,

Senate Puerto Rican/Hispanic shops, Jimenez was immersed in to learn from elected o cials,

Task Force in conjunction with educational opportunities about educators and business leaders,”

the annual SOMOS El Futuro laws and rights and how to be Jimenez said. PHOTO COURTESY OF MAHOPAC SCHOOL DISTRICT
conference, O ce of Bilingual an advocate like Del Toro, the Leading up to the PR/HYLI, Karla Jimenez with ENL teacher Alicia Manguso

Education and Foreign Lan- founder of the program. Jimenez, with help of Manguso,

guage Studies, the New York Del Toro was a public servant went through two application and inspired by the opportunity. full advantage of the chance to

State City Board of Education, of New York during his 20 years processes and six workshop ses- “She was selected based on learn and develop her leadership

and other agencies. e overall in the Assembly. He was the rst sions at Vassar College. ey met both her academics and her skills,” Manguso said.

purpose of the PR/HYLI is stu- Hispanic chair of the Black and with the local group for several character. She understood the

dent empowerment and the de- Puerto Rican Legislative Cau- months in preparation for the potential of what the Insti- Article courtesy of Mahopac School

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DEC making strides
in eradicating giant


Invasive species is found in
Putnam and can be very dangerous

e state Department of “With the assistance of our

Environmental Conservation local partners, DEC’s Giant

(DEC) said last week it is mak- Hogweed Program has made
ing strides to control giant hog- excellent progress in removing

weed, a large, invasive, and dan- this dangerous invasive from

gerous plant that plagues regions New York communities,” said

of New York State, including DEC Commissioner Basil Seg-

parts of Putnam County. gos. “ e DEC not only works

e Giant Hogweed Program, to eradicate this health hazard,

managed by DEC’s Division but also to raise public aware-
of Lands and Forests, is in its ness about how to recognize it,

12th year and has eradicated the avoid it, and report it. We urge

plants from 623 sites, with an- New Yorkers to stay vigilant and

other 448 plant-free sites being report potential giant hogweed

monitored. Some sites remain in to DEC, especially during the

IMAGE COURTESY OF DEC Putnam, however. next few weeks as the plants be-
gin to bloom and become more


Giant hogweed can cause

severe skin and eye irritation,

including painful burns and

scarring when skin exposed to

its sap becomes more sensitive

to UV radiation. As a noxious

weed, is unlawful to propagate,

sell, or transport. In addition to

health concerns, giant hogweed

negatively impacts the state’s

ecosystem by crowding out na-

tive plants and contributing to

soil erosion.

Over the years, the DEC and

its regional and municipal part-
ners have con rmed 2,484 giant

hogweed sites in 51 counties. A

map on the DEC website shows

that Putnam County, in particu-

lar, has multiple sites where the

dangerous plant has been found.

Add Value With landowner permission,
crews visit and remove these in-
vasive plants using root-cutting,
herbicide, and umbel ( ower
head) removal control methods.

to Your Home DEC released a report last
week that details the progress
being made to identify giant
hogweed and eradicate it. e

When we’re done, there is nothing left to do. report says that last year:
• Crews visited 1,993 sites to
survey for or control giant hog-

• Bathroom Remodeling • Kitchen Remodeling • Durable Vinyl Siding • Room Additions • Add-a-Levels • • No plants were found for
• Replacement Windows • General Carpentry • Basement Finishing • Painting • Interior Trim • Handy Man • the third consecutive year at 118
sites, bringing the total number

of eradicated sites to 623, an in-

Sero’s Contracting crease of 25 percent from 2017;
• Of all sites previously treated

for infestation, 43 percent (1,071

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HOGWEED will contact the landowner to dress invasive species, including
discuss control options. To re- giant hogweed. From July 7-13,

port and learn more about other New York State will hold Inva-

• Stream surveys were con- invasive species, the public can sive Species Awareness Week

ducted for the rst time last use the iMapInvasives database featuring statewide events that

year. Crews searched upstream and mapping tool that helps encourage New Yorkers to help

for additional infestations that share and coordinate informa- protect the state’s resources

may have contributed to known tion about detections and re- from the negative impacts of

giant hogweed locations from sponse e orts. invasive species.

seeds being carried down- New York State is taking a For more information about

stream. A two-person crew vis- comprehensive approach to re- giant hogweed, including eradi-

ited 317 stream-side properties, duce the negative impacts of cation e orts, plant ID, or to

surveyed 37.6 miles of stream invasive species through control view the 2018 annual report,

frontage, and found 76 new in- or removal activities, research, visit

festations; and spread prevention. Recently,

• Of the sites statewide that Gov. Cuomo announced more Article provided by DEC

still had plants, 71 percent than $2.8 million in grants to The giant hogweed

(1,005) had less than 100 plants DEC’s partners across the state

and are considered small sites for a variety of projects to ad- WIKIMEDIA PHOTO

that can be eradicated relatively

quickly. DEC expects many

more of these sites to have

no new plants in the next few

years; and

• Larger sites are respond-

ing well to control. Many larger

sites that required herbicide

treatment are now small enough

to be treated by root cutting.

Fewer sites have large owering

plants and, in general, sites are

patchier than in previous years.

Seggos said that in addition

to working with regional and

municipal partners, the public

has been an invaluable partner

in DEC’s Giant Hogweed Pro-

gram by submitting about 2,000

location reports via phone calls

and e-mails each year. Giant

hogweed is currently owering,

making this one of the easiest

times of the year to locate the

plant. Flowering giant hog-

weed are 8 to 14 feet tall and

have large, at-topped clusters

of small white owers, a green

stem with purple blotches and

coarse white hairs, and large

leaves up to ve feet across.

If a member of the public nds

giant hogweed, they should

not touch the plant’ instead,

take photos of the entire plant

(stem, leaves, ower, seeds),

note the location, and send a

report with the information via

email to [email protected],

text to 518-320-0309, or call

the Information Line at 845-

256-3111. If con rmed, DEC

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Mahopac 10-year-old Blue team stays hot

BY SKIP PEARLMAN seven RBIs. Connor Rosolen had a homer, “ ey’ve been working hard since December, Vennard, Lucia and Saccente each had an
CONTRIBUTING WRITER Nick Lucia tripled, and Gri n Vennard, and I love to see them out there having fun, RBI.
Jake Clark and Lorenzo Echandy each had and playing the game so well.”
Mahopac’s 10-year-old Blue baseball two RBIs. Dylan McKee and Rosolen each “ e guys looked amazing defensively
team continued to play well last week, with Mahopac dropped a 12-2 decision to the in that game,” Vennard said. “We pulled
the Indians winning four of their last ve nished with three RBIs.Dylan McKee was Kent White Sox on July 10, but one day o an amazing double play, and held them
games to improve to 6-3 in GHVBL action. 3-3, and James Stirpe went 4-4. earlier the Indians topped the Silverbacks, scoreless up to the sixth.”
e Indians’ bats came alive in a 20-4 Lucia and Vennard pitched, limiting Mahopac was set to play home games
romp over Somers on Friday, July 12. Somers to four hits, and striking out six. In the win over the Silverbacks, Jack Monday (Carmel) and Tuesday (Yorktown)
McKenna went four-plus innings on the at Crane Road. at 6 p.m. Playo s are set to
Johnny Keeney blasted a grand slam for “ e kids are really dialed in, and giving mound, allowing no runs and one hit. begin on Tuesday, July 23.
Mahopac, and nished with four hits and every team we face a run for the money,” Echandy had three RBIs in the win, and
Indians Manager Chris Vennard said.

An enthusiastic Mahopac Connor
dugout cheers on Rosolen takes
teammates against Somers.
The Friendly Mavis Team a swing vs.

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Hudson Valley sports radio show celebrates 25 years

BY LUKE BUGONI Carl Garofolo PHOTO COURTESY OF CARL GAROFOLO ity, Hoops for Hope, Miles for Hope, XP
HALSTON MEDIA INTERN Society and Taconic Resources for Inde-
Park. From there, the show continued to often give back to the community. pendence,” Garofolo said.
e radio program “Hudson Valley grow. “Just to name a few, we’ve worked with
Sports-Talk celebrated its 25-year anni- e Special Olympics, Leukemia and Garofolo Jr. hasn’t had the easiest path
versary this month and shows no signs of In addition to providing coverage to the into sports radio, but through hard work,
slowing down. Hudson Valley, Garofolo and his co-hosts Lymphoma Society, Habitat for Human- dedication and support from others
around him, he was able to make the im-
e show is run by Dutchess County possible possible.
resident and Mahopac Chamber of Com-
merce member Carl Garofolo Jr. It also “A lot of the credit goes to my family.
features co-hosts Tony Navarro, who’s My wife, Marie, our children, my broth-
been on the show for eight years, and Carl ers and my late parents all supported me,”
Lindberg, who’s been on for ve. e show Garofolo said. “I wasn’t trying to become
discusses sports from Putnam, Westches- famous or make money.”
ter, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Sullivan and
Rockland counties. All types of sports are With sports communications being a
talked about, but the show often features major that’s rising in popularity among
events and athletes from Section 1 and colleges in today’s society, Garofolo has
they’ve featured athletes from Mahopac, some tips for people who hope to have a
Somers, Yorktown and John Jay-Cross career in sports radio.
“You’re going to have to put in your
Garofolo, who was born prematurely time, work hard and be determined,” he
and grew up with polio, was raised in the said. “It’s not easy and when I was start-
Bronx and attended Archbishop Stepinac. ing out, you couldn’t get the information
He started at WHVW by reading com- as easy as you can today.”
mercials on “ e Irish Hour with Jim
Johnson”, and was given the opportunity Although Garofolo isn’t paid for the
to break into the radio business thanks to show, he feels lucky for having the oppor-
Johnson, radio station manager J.P. Fer- tunity.
raro and former president/CEO of the
Dutchess County Regional Chamber of “I love what I do,” he said. “Ninety-
Commerce, Charlie North. He was also ve to 99 percent of people will never do
featured on WKIP, reading the weather what they really wanted to do. I will never
report every half hour. have that regret. I will never say ‘I wish, I
Garofolo’s. rst opportunity to create
sports radio talk show came at Coppola’s e show can be heard at 10a.m. on
Restaurant in Hyde Park. He was rst as- WGHQ 920 AM in Kingston; W22CR
signed to interview the patrons at the res- 92.5 FM, also Kingston;WBNR 1260
taurant, and he decided to name the show, AM in Beacon; and WLNA 1420 AM in
“Live from Coppola’s: It’s Sports-Talk.” Peekskill.

e idea grew into a weekly sports talk “As long as I’m physically capable of
show held at WHVW’s station in Hyde doing it,” Garofolo said when asked how
much longer the show will go. “I didn’t
think it would ever get to 25 years, and
here we are.”

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LEGAL NOTICES Life events can lead you to
see a financial advisor

By the Zoning Board of • Code Requires/Allows:

Appeals of the Town of Carmel O -street parking permanently Over the years, you’ll experi- as well as ways to protect your

pursuant to Section 267 Town improved; Provided: Gravel o - ence many personal and profes- GUEST family, such as life insurance.
sional milestones. CORNER • Career change – You may
Law, notice is hereby given that street parking area; Variance
Each of these can be satisfy- change jobs several times, and each
a hearing will be held on: Required: O -street parking w/o

permanent improvement ing, but they may also bring chal- TOM time you do, you’ll need to make
lenges – especially nancial ones. CASEY some choices about your employ-
JULY 25, 2019 7:30 P.M. er-sponsored retirement plan.
at’s why you may want to seek
To hear the following MISCELLANEOUS:

applications: MINUTES: June 27, 2019 the guidance of a nancial pro- Should you move it to your new

By Order of the Chairman, fessional. Here are some of the employer’s plan, if transfers are al-

NEW APPLICATIONS: John Maxwell key life events you may encounter, along with the lowed? Or, if permitted, should you keep the assets

1. Application of help a nancial advisor can provide: in your old employer’s plan? Or perhaps you should

CATHERINE VESCHI for NOTICE OF PUBLIC • New job – When you start a new job, especial- roll over the money into an IRA? A nancial advi-
a Variation of Section 156.15 HEARING
seeking permission to retain ly if it’s your rst “career-type” one, you may nd sor can help you explore these options to determine

that you have several questions about planning for which one is most appropriate for your needs.

existing shed. e property is NOTICE IS HEREBY your nancial future, including your retirement. • Death of a spouse – Obviously, the death of a

located at 62 Buckshollow Road, GIVEN, that the Town Board You may have questions about how much you spouse is a huge emotional blow, but it does not

Mahopac NY 10541 and is of the Town of Carmel will should contribute to your employer-sponsored have to be a nancial one – especially if you’ve

known by Tax Map 75.20-1-47. conduct a Public Hearing at the retirement plan. What investments should you prepared by having the correct bene ciary named

• Code Requires/Allows: 10’ Town Hall, 60 McAlpin Avenue, choose? When should you increase your contribu- on retirement accounts and life insurance policies.

– Side; Provided: 4 ft.; Variance Mahopac, New York 10541 on tions or adjust your investment mix? A nancial Your nancial advisor can help ensure you have

Required: 6 ft. Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 7:00 advisor can recommend an investment strategy taken these steps.

2. Application of KENNETH p.m. or as soon thereafter that that’s appropriate for your goals, risk tolerance • Retirement – Even after you retire, you’ll have

KRAEMER for a Variation evening as possible on a proposed and time horizon. some important investment decisions to make.

of Section 156.15 seeking Local Law amending Chapter • Marriage – Newlyweds often discover they For one thing, you’ll need to establish a suitable

permission to construct second 111 of the Code of the Town of bring di erent nancial habits to a marriage. withdrawal strategy so you don’t deplete your re-

oor addition to existing Carmel, entitled “Peddling and For example, one spouse may be more of a saver, tirement accounts too soon. Also, you still need to

dwelling. e property is located Soliciting” as follows: while the other is more prone to spending. And balance your investment mix in a way that pro-

at 22 Fini Drive, Carmel NY this holds true for investment styles – one spouse vides at least enough growth potential to keep you

10512 and is known by Tax Map TOWN OF CARMEL might be more risk-averse, while the other is more ahead of in ation. Again, a nancial advisor can

54.14-1-31. PROPOSED LOCAL LAW # ___ aggressive. A nancial advisor can help recom- help you in these areas.

• Code Requires/Allows: 30’ – OF THE YEAR 2019 mend ways for you and your spouse to nd some No matter where you are on your journey

Rear; Provided: 8.2 ft.; Variance A LOCAL LAW AMENDING common ground in your saving and investment through life, you will need to address important

Required: 21.8 ft. CHAPTER 111 OF THE CODE strategies, enabling you to move forward toward nancial and investment questions, but you don’t

3. Application of GUISEPPE OF THE TOWN OF CARMEL, your mutual goals. have to go it alone – a nancial professional can

GIAMMO for a Variation ENTITLED “PEDDLING AND • New child – When you have a child, you will help you nd the answers you need.

of Section 156.15 seeking SOLICITING” need to consider a variety of nancial issues. Will

permission to retain existing shed PROPOSED LOCAL LAW you be able to help the child someday go to col- is article was written by Edward Jones for use by

closer than allowed to side yard. # OF THE YEAR 2019 lege? And what might happen to your child, or your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Tom

e property is located at 11 BE IT ENACTED by the children, if you were no longer around? A nan- Casey is a licensed securities adviser associated with

Timber Trail, Carmel NY 10512 Town Board of the Town of cial advisor can present you with some college- Edward Jones, located at 163 Route 6 in Mahopac.

and is known by Tax Map 77.13- Carmel, County of Putnam, savings options, such as an education savings plan, He can be reached directly at 845-621-8647.

2-12. State of New York as follows:

• Code Requires/Allows: 10’

side yard; Provided: 1.5’; Variance SECTION 1: LEGISLATIVE

Required: 8.5’ FINDINGS

4. Application of WILLOW It is hereby found and

WOOD COUNTRY CLUB, determined that the act of APARPR

INC. for a Variation of Section peddling, vending and soliciting PUBLICITY WITH PERSONALITY

156-24.D, 156-42.A(1), 156- within the Town has a signi cant

42.D, & 156-42.A(3) seeking impact upon the quality of life

permission to obtain a variance of the residents of the Town,

from the below parking/access including the health, safety and

drive dimensions/requirements welfare thereof. It is further

for the existing parking lot in found that the unregulated

association with an amended site act of peddling, vending and

application pending before the soliciting presents a signi cant

Planning Board. e property disadvantage to other established

is located at 551 Union Valley businesses within the Town

Road, Carmel NY 10512 and is which pay rent, taxes, expenses

known by Tax Map 87.7-1-6, 7, and fees for the privilege of

11. doing business within the Town Public Rela ons For...
Businesses | Individuals | Organiza ons | Events
• Code Requires/Allows: and should, therefore, not be
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502 Parking Spaces; Provided: condoned or permitted.
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Required: 422 Parking Spaces SECTION 2: AUTHORITY BRUCE APAR

• Code Requires/Allows: is chapter is adopted

10’(w) x 20’(l) min per parking pursuant to the authority, of

space; Provided: 9’(w) x 18’(l) per Article 2, § 10 of the New York

parking space; Variance Required: State Municipal Home Rule

1’(w) x 2’(l) per parking space Law.

• Code Requires/Allows:

24’(w) min. access drive; SECTION 3: AMENDMENT OF

Provided: 20’(w) access drive; SEE LEGALS PAGE 30

Variance Required: 4’(w) access


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CHAPTER 111 vendor, or commercial traveler, e merchandising of any

Article I of Chapter 111 of as herein de ned, within the goods, wares, commodities,

the Town Code of the Town jurisdictional boundaries of the books, periodicals, labor or

of Carmel entitled “Peddling”, Town of Carmel. services; or requesting or seeking

is hereby repealed e ective §111 3 DEFINITIONS. contributions of goods and/

immediately and replaced with As used in this chapter, the or money by going from house

the following: following terms shall have the to house, place(s) of residence

§111-1 PURPOSE. meanings indicated: to place(s) of residence or by

e purpose of this article is Commercial Traveler temporarily occupying a room,

to protect the health, safety and A person or entity doing building, structure, land or other

welfare of the residents of the business through the act of premises therefor.

Town of Carmel by regulating renting a room or suite of Peddler

peddling, soliciting and vending rooms in a hotel, motel or inn, Any person who, being

within the Town of Carmel. commercial building or private uninvited by the home or

§111-2 PEDDLING dwelling, excluding exterior areas business owner, engages in the

PROHIBITED. and/or parking lots/parking areas, merchandising of any goods,

Except as may be otherwise for temporary occupancy which wares, commodities, books,

permitted by general or special does not exceed 60 days, for the periodicals, labor or services

law, it shall be unlawful for any purpose of using said premises to by going from house to house,

person, corporation, partnership, sell, o er for sale or solicit orders SEE LEGALS PAGE 31

company, unincorporated for goods, services, merchandise

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LEGALS only in connection with an shall have been rendered and shall SECTION 6 EFFECTIVE Town Board will make every
not a ect or impair the validity DATE e ort to assure that the Public
FROM PAGE 30 authorized activity of the of the remainder of this Local Hearing is accessible to persons
Law or the application thereof to is Local Law shall take with disabilities. Anyone
school which the child attends other persons or circumstances, e ect immediately upon ling requiring special assistance and/
and the Town Board of the Town in the o ce of the Secretary of or reasonable accommodations
place(s) of residence to place(s) or another school which has of Carmel hereby declares that State in accordance with Section should contact the Town Clerk.
it would have passed this Local 27 of the Municipal Home Rule
of residence. Peddler shall also authorized such child to carry Law or the remainder thereof Law. By Order of the Town Board of
had such invalid application or the Town of Carmel
include any person who seeks on the activity or, in the case of invalid provision been apparent. At said Public Hearing, all
interested persons shall be heard Ann Spo ord, Town Clerk
or requests contributions of an exempt organization, which on the subject thereof. e

goods and/or money by going has authorized such member

from house to house, place(s) of to carry on the activity. It shall

residence to place(s) of residence, be required, however, that prior

or by temporarily occupying a to the commencement of such

room, building or other premises otherwise prohibited conduct,

with the Town for such purpose. the school or otherwise exempt BUSINESS OWNERS:

Temporary Occupancy organization for which the

A store, room, building, tent, activity shall be carried on shall

enclosure, parking lot or structure notify the Clerk of the Town, in

of any kind intended to be used writing, of the intention of such

or occupied for the period of time school or exempt organization

necessary to peddle,vend or solicit to conduct such activity within 401 LSLCHCOORRSPA?

the merchandise sold therein. In the Town, together with a brief IRA

all prosecutions for the violation description thereof. YOU HAVE THE CONCERNS...
of this chapter, the intent of §111 5 PENALTIES FOR
the defendant to conduct an OFFENSES.

established place of business shall Any person, corporation,

be an a rmative defense, and the partnership, company,

burden of proving such intent unincorporated association,

shall be upon the defendant in agent or principal thereof; or

such prosecution. any other entity who shall act as

Vendor a commercial traveler, peddler,

A person who engages in the solicitor or vendor, as de ned

act or occupation of selling or herein, or who shall violate any

o ering for sale from a xed other provision of this chapter

location or locations, and at times shall be guilty of a violation and

and from time to time, goods, punishable by a ne not to exceed

wares merchandise or labor, $1,000 or imprisonment for not

meats, sh, produce and prepared more than 15 days, or both. Each

foods from any portable cart, day upon which such violation

stand, vehicle or display device of continues shall constitute a

any nature. separate o ense.


e provisions of this chapter SECTION 4 HOME RULE
Nothing in this Local Law is
shall not apply to the following:
intended,or shall be construed (a)
A. Any person peddling at the to limit the home rule authority
of the Town under State Law
express invitation of any person to limit the Town’s discretion
in setting fees and charges in
or organization. connection with any applications
requiring Town approval.
B. A wholesaler or distributor

selling articles to dealers

or merchants who have an

established place of business

within the Town.

C. A child regularly attending SECTION 5 SEVERABILITY
If any part or provision of this
any public, private or parochial
Local Law or the application
school; veterans organizations; thereof to any person or
circumstance be adjudged invalid
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however, that such child or

member of such exempt

organization shall carry on an

otherwise prohibited conduct


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