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Warm up at the Katonah Library’s new coffee spot Local
BY KATHERINE BORCHERT oppose
STAFF WRITER I-684 toll
Library goers will have the opportunity to curl BY TOM BARTLEY
up with a warm beverage and their favorite book,
Bedford Supervisor Chris
thanks to the Katonah Village Library’s addition of Burdick went to Hartford last week
to convey the opposition of a score
its new co ee nook. of Westchester o cials, including
Lewisboro Supervisor Peter Par-
e nook was unveiled in December and has re- sons, to Connecticut’s plans to col-
lect truck tolls on I-684.
ceived a positive reception from library visitors.
Addressing a public hearing of
“We’re happy with it and so far we think other the Connecticut General Assem-
bly’s transportation committee,
people are happy with it, too,” said Mary Kane, the Burdick said the Westchester of-
library’s director. ceholders “take exception” to the
proposed toll. He called it a threat
Kane said the co ee nook was sought by library to the well being of many West-
chester residents and said it would
patrons for years. encourage truckers to detour onto
local roads, which were never meant
“It’s been a long time in the making,” Kane said. to handle the oversized rigs.
“It’s something that has been desired by our patrons Connecticut lawmakers are con-
sidering a package of tolls, scattered
for I’d say years because it came up in our survey throughout the state, to nance
needed infrastructure repairs. e
years ago and it came up in our survey recently.”
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e nook is located in what used to be a large
closet, which took more than a year with the help of
sta and volunteers.
Now, patrons are able to use the MARS Flavia 500
Single Serve Brewing System to make themselves a
cup of co ee, hot chocolate, tea or cappuccino, after
they purchase the packets from the front desk.
e machine itself is environmentally friendly
since the packets that are used to brew the
beverages are made from recyclable ma-
e room also houses a refrigerator
for milk and non-dairy milk options, as PHOOF TMOASRCYOKUARNTEESY Zingi
well. Mkefa of
“We’re also hoping that, because it’s a Bridge
co ee nook, it will add to the social con-
nection at the library, which is what we’re
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Pappalardo plans to serve as judge, eventually CROSSING
Judicial technicality leaves former councilman in limbo FROM PAGE 2
BY TOM BARTLEY But the court has not done that yet, so the $160,000 in federal income tax,faces as many as on Feb. 1, and then it goes up
to 12% on April 1. e pen-
CONTRIBUTING WRITER state has assigned North Castle Town Judge ve years in prison when he appears March 24 alty cannot be waived for any
Noah D. Sorkin to help Lewisboro’s only ac- before U.S. District Court Judge Cathy Seibel
Helpful Tip: If you are
ough he’s been denied a seat, at least for tive jurist, Judge Susan Simon. And the O ce in White Plains. mailing your payment, be sure
to go in to the Post O ce and
now, on Lewisboro’s town court, former Coun- of Court Administration told Pappalardo his While Pappalardo was elected to the Town ask the clerk to stamp your
payment envelope with a clear
cilman John Pappalardo is con dent the current swearing in on Jan. 21 was invalid. Board for the third time in November, his entry U.S. Postal Service January
2020 postmark. Just putting
obstacle will be removed, hopefully quickly. at stance “dumbfounded” Lewisboro o - into elective politics dates to 2009 and an un- your envelope in a Post O ce
mailbox in January will not
“It’s just a matter of time,” he said last week cials, who had relied on advice from the town’s successful attempt to sit on the local court. guarantee a timely postmark,
and only a timely January
of the snafu that has left him in an awkward legal counsel, Pappalardo said, in elevating him He’d run for the court as a Republican, so postmark will protect against
the penalty if the envelope
between-town-jobs position.“ is is an admin- to the court. the GOP subsequently appointed him to ll a comes in to the o ce after the
January deadline has passed.
istrative issue that will ultimately be resolved.” “We’ve been told that when you enter a plea Town Board vacancy. Pappalardo then ran for Envelopes that come in after
the deadline with a February
e “issue” arose after town o cials believed of guilty as a public o cial, as a judge, to a felo- the Town Board successfully in 2011 and, next postmark—or no postmark-
-or a foreign postmark-- will
one of the local court’s two seats needed to be ny, and you waive your right to an appeal...that time out, with cross endorsements. In 2017, a be subject to the 10% penalty.
January 2020 FedEx, DHL,
lled. But after Pappalardo resigned his Town is deemed a conviction for purposes of vacating year after Donald Trump began his reign in Airborne and UPS postmarks,
however, are acceptable as
Board post and took the judge’s oath, state of- that judicial seat,”he said. Washington, Pappalardo switched parties and timely.
cials insisted there was no vacancy. “ at’s why the board moved forward in became a Democrat “for personal reasons.” People of
at’s because technically the court’s incum- the fashion that it did,” Pappalardo said of his A partner in the White Plains law rm Far-
CB Gallery, Katonah’s cut-
bent justice,Marc Seedorf,despite pleading guilty appointment and swearing in. “We’re dumb- ber, Pappalardo & Carbonari, the former coun- ting-edge contemporary art
gallery, is pleased to announce
to felony tax evasion in December, still occupies founded by this... is was a surprise to all of us.” cilman anticipates his move to the court with its next exhibition of a group
show by seven local artists in-
one of the two justice positions a town is allowed. Ordinarily, running afoul of the law spells undisguised enthusiasm. “I can’t wait to take cluding Carol Bouyoucos, Ilsa
Bouyoucos, Loren Eiferman,
He’s scheduled for sentencing next month. trouble for any lawyer. “When you’re convicted the bench,” he said. “I’ve got some programs, a Adam Handler, Autumn Mar-
tin, Eden Neleman and Chris-
New York’s highest court, the Court of Ap- of a felony, you automatically lose your license whole litany of ideas.I’m really excited about it.” topher Rubin. “Pow!” is a show
comprised of photographs
peals, “has already suspended him without pay,” to practice law,”Pappalardo pointed out. But it’s In the meantime, Pappalardo can only wait. by Carol Bouyoucos, colorful
miniature sculptures by Ilsa
the state O ce of Court Administration said in not, it appears, enough to cost a judge his robe. “ ere has to be an answer forthcoming,” he Bouyoucos, wood sculptures
by Loren Eiferman, paintings
response to a question. “ ey are the body who At least not immediately. said. “We’re all hoping it is sooner rather than by Adam Handler, collage and
paintings by Eden Neleman
would remove him.” Seedorf, accused of failing to pay more than later.” and sculptures by Christopher
District seeks public input for new mascot
Gallery hours are Wednes-
BY TOM BARTLEY nity] and don’t start a new one.” gold, he acknowledged, will also appear. day 11-5; ursdays 11-5
CONTRIBUTING WRITER e committee is expected to spend this e committee’s schedule calls for collecting Friday 11- 7 Saturday 11- 5
and Sunday 12 – 4 or by ap-
Any new mascot replacing the John Jay In- month collecting the public’s suggestions. An public input this month,assessing it next month pointment. For more informa-
dian must have a strong connection to the Ka- email, [email protected], has been estab- and narrowing the choices to two for a campus- tion, please visit CB Gallery
tonah-Lewisboro community, a panel seeking lished to receive comments, Middle School wide vote in early April. e student body in on Facebook and Instagram @
the new school symbol heard last week. Principal Je Swiatowicz said. grades 6 to 12 as well as faculty and sta will cbartgallery or contact Chris-
go to the polls “in an e ort to really unify the topher at [email protected]
e district’s athletic director, Christian Mc- He, McCarthy and the high school principal, campus,”McCarthy said. com or 917 520 3234.
Carthy, one of three administrators leading the Dr. Steven Siciliano, are the committee’s leaders
18-member committee, called it important not and were the only district o cials at the meeting. Limiting the choice to two potential mas-
to select some generic name like the oft-used cots, McCarthy said, was being done to avoid
Eagles or Tigers. Neither members of the school board, who the kind of compromise vote a broader selection
in September had raised the question of the In- could inspire. “One of the things we’ve learned
Last fall, deeming Native American symbol- dian symbolism’s appropriateness, nor Schools over the years,”he said,“is that the more choices
ism out of step with their policy of inclusion, Superintendent Andrew Selesnick, who in you have [on a ballot], the less likely you are to
Katonah-Lewisboro School District o cials October recommended the mascot change, at- wind up with the best one.”
called for a new mascot. tended last week’s gathering.
e school board is scheduled to receive the
e controversial move sharply divided resi- eir absence, McCarthy said, was deliber- committee’s recommendation at its April 21
dents. For generations, John Jay athletes had ate. “ ey are not here on purpose,” he said, in- meeting.
carried the Indians nickname into competition, sisting their absence was not a lack of interest.
“ ey’re incredibly interested.” In addition to the three administrators, the
rmly cementing its community connection. mascot committee comprises two coaches
So, with some 20 residents gathered in the But since the committee’s work will culminate and a teacher; three parents (one each from
middle school cafeteria for the ursday, Jan. 30, in a recommendation to the school board, Mc- the Boosters Club, the Athletic Council and a
meeting,McCarthy underscored the importance Carthy said,“we felt that it was best that they wait PTO); six high school students (two of them
of nding local relevance in the any symbolism. for that process [to nish] as opposed to being ac- athletic-team captains, two Campus Congress
A replacement mascot that did not have a tively engaged in the work that we are doing now.” members and two students at large), and three
direct Katonah-Lewisboro linkage, he warned, middle school students.
“falls short.”It would “only prolong ill feelings... While change dominated the meeting’s dis-
because you lose a connection [to the commu- cussions, McCarthy sought to squelch any ru- Swiatowicz said the district will not identify
mors of new school colors. “We are forever,” he the student members of the committee.
said, “purple and white.” Accents of black and
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TOLL insisted on implementing the tion to Parsons, they included and now pays for “road repairs, causing congestion, damaging
toll proposal. supervisors Rick Morrissey of re and emergency responses, roads and increasing the likeli-
FROM PAGE 1 Somers, Warren Lucas of North hood of collisions.”
In remarks prepared for de- Salem and Matthew Slater of state police patrol, snow plow-
proposed tolls include a truck- livery at the hearing, he told Yorktown, County Executive ing, removal of deer carcasses— He warned that New York
only reader above a 1.4-mile lawmakers “there are discus- George Latimer and state Sen. everything.” could take unspeci ed “other
stretch of I-684 running sions in the New York State Peter Harckham of South Sa- actions to bar the toll from be-
through Greenwich, between legislature to respond in kind lem. Harckham said he would pro- ing implemented.”
the county airport and Armonk to the Greenwich toll proposal pose legislation enacting tolls
interchanges. should Connecticut move for- Harckham made clear his op- on Route 116 in North Salem, Instead of such a “tit-for-tat
ward with it.” position to the toll plan last year. Routes 35 and 123 in Lewis- approach,” he proposed, “let’s
Burdick called for continued boro and Routes 124 and 137 in work in partnership as our great
bi-state cooperation in address- Burdick said he was speaking e senator found it “particu- Pound Ridge, as well as a toll on states have done so well for
ing the states’ mutual problems. “on behalf of my community larly galling” that Connecticut the Hutchinson River Parkway many years.”
But he also warned of potential and elected representatives in wanted to collect usage fees on in Rye Brook, and elsewhere
payback if Hartford lawmakers Westchester County.” In addi- a roadway that New York built along the Connecticut border, Estimates of usage-fee col-
as necessary.” lections from the proposed tolls
Do you understand the difference between statewide run as high as $180
an irrevocable and a revocable trust? Town o cials also weighed million a year and are seen as a
in on the toll plan. Parsons, the way to bankroll the infrastruc-
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leaders deem it both an impo- antville and Drew Fixell of
sition on their residents and a Tarrytown and supervisors
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“ is proposed toll would J. Zuckerman of Rye Town, An-
create a signi cant disruption thony Colavito of Eastchester,
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Lewisboro Library pm to give a lecture on “How Presidential Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the “Echoes Katonah Village Library presents Lisa’s
Sports Decisions Impacted Society.” He of Sinatra”concert at the Lewisboro Library Pieces in Concert on Saturday, February
e Lewisboro Library is located at 15 will discuss how our Presidents impacted on Friday, February 14 at 8 pm. If you like 8 at 7:30 p.m. e band is known for its
Main St., South Salem. For more informa- the sporting world and society, with looks the music of “Old Blue Eyes,” you’ll want gypsy-ish, foot-stomping bluegrass sound,
tion or to RSVP, visit lewisborolibrary.org. at Carter’s boycott of the 1980 Olympics, to experience this concert with a loved one with in uences of Irish and Jewish rhythms
FDR keeping baseball going during WWII on this romantic day. “Echoes of Sinatra” is and melodies. Lisa’s Pieces will perform in
Special lm series and more. Please reserve your seat at www. an acclaimed quartet featuring the voice of the lower level, accessible Garden Room
e Library is hosting a special lm series lewisborolibrary.org/adult.htm. Steve Kazlauskas and members of the Tony at the Katonah Village Library. e library
T.Orchestra performing Frank Sinatra clas- is located at 26 Bedford Road in Katonah.
the week leading up to Valentine’s Day that Teen Valentine’s Day Craft sics. eir concert sold out in 2018, so be Tickets are available in advance on the li-
is for those who love - LOVE! It kicks o Teens in middle and high school are in- sure to reserve your seats today. Reserved brary’s website: www.katonahlibrary.org.
on Friday, February 7 at 7 pm with the lm vited to make “Decoupage Keepsake Boxes” seats are $30 per person and include free Adult tickets are $10. Student and senior
Like Water for Chocolate. On Monday, on Wednesday, February 12 at 4 pm. With wine, beer and dessert. Purchase your re- price is $5.
February 10 the lm is Quartet, on Tues- Valentine’s Day fast approaching creating served seats at the Library or online via the
day, February 11 the lm is Chocolat and a wooden keepsake box is the perfect idea Library website – www.lewisborolibrary. Digital technologies
the nal lm on Wednesday, February 12 is for a best friend of special someone. Teens org/adult.htm e Katonah Village Library o ers free
Murphy’s Romance. ese three lms will will decorate the box with gems, decoupage
be shown at 1 pm. cutouts and sharpies and then ll them with To make the evening even more spe- weekly drop-in small group classes for digi-
sweets! Space is limited – please register at cial, audience members have the option to tal technologies. ese fun classes allow you
Defensive Driving Class on February 8 www.lewisborolibrary.org/teen.htm. purchase a song dedication to their special to keep up with changes in software,updates,
On Saturday, February 8 from 10 am to Kindness and Candy Heart Programs someone, with dedication proceeds going and your cyber security. Individual one-to-
4 pm, the Library is hosting a “Defensive for Children directly to the Library. e concert playl- one hour sessions are also available by reser-
Driving Insurance Reduction Program.” On ursday, February 13 at 4:30 pm, ist and instructions will be available on the vation on Mondays and Wednesdays.
is six-hour course consists of lms and children and their families can decorate Library website for those who want to pur-
discussions about driving attitudes and be- “Kindness Rocks.” Valentine’s Day is all chase a $20 dedication. Electronic Media Collection is a drop-in
haviors. Completion of the course results about spreading the love, so come deco- program each Monday (11am to 12:30pm).
in a 10% liability insurance discount and a rate at stones with designs and warm e Nightclub Concerts are fundraisers
maximum of four points o the driver’s vio- wishes to distribute throughout Lewisboro. to bene t the Lewisboro Library operat- is hands-on workshop explores the digi-
lation record. Space is limited. Registration Preschoolers can have “Fun with Candy ing fund. e Library is located at 15 Main tal media collections available with your
and payment required by February 1. You Hearts” on Friday, February 14 at 1 pm. Street in South Salem, NY. library card. Bring your tablets and phones
must register in person at the Library with Have a snack, hear a story and then do a fun to learn how to download free audiobooks,
cash or a check made out to instructor John science experiment with Valentine’s Day Katonah Village Library ebooks, and movies through our awesome
Coxen. Fee is $45 or $35 for seniors. Please candy hearts! Please register at www.lewis- library apps.
bring a bag lunch. borolibrary.org/children.htm. e Katonah Village Library is located at
How our Presidents Impacted Sports Celebrate Valentine’s Day with “Echoes 26 Bedford Road, Katonah. For more infor- Tech Drop-In allows for small group
and Society of Sinatra” mation, visit katonahlibrary.org. help with electronic devices and software.
Journalist Evan Weiner is coming to
the Library on Sunday, February 9 at 2 Lisa’s Pieces in Concert is help session is Wednesdays from 6 to
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reading this after the Lom- Yes, I had 12 missed tackles, but been thinking about mak- CHOCOLATE
bardi Trophy has already been the referees failed to call an illegal RICK ing a pot of soup for the last
hoisted and the complaints have use of a hand to my face, which MELÉN couple of weeks. e freezing KIM
started pouring in about how Tom may have been my own hand, and cold outdoor temperatures KOVACH
Brady managed to pull another quite possibly my own face. they decided on someone else. encouraged me to put on my
one out of the hat, even though his Tom Brady was just thrilled that culinary thinking cap. more of this product. I had a
team is not even playing. So much You can bet that at this America was hating on Nick- lot of fun in my tiny fourth-
goes into those two weeks before moment, Amazon analytics is elback and not the quarterback. I gathered my Dutch oven
Super Sunday that the game itself getting a deluge of phone calls 5-quart pot, special wooden oor apartment kitchen after
is sometimes an anticlimax. So from the coaching sta . For years ey have already ruled out the spoon, ladle, and cutting board. work and on the weekends
I wanted to take a glimpse into Amazon has had sensors placed rapper Pitbull, a decision which slathering yogurt on chicken,
what goes on behind the scenes in on the players’ shoulder pads and may come back to bite them. en I chopped and sliced my making salad dressings, mix-
preparation for the biggest single at critical points along the eld so vegetables. I had forgotten how ing yogurt into granola and
day in sports. that they can track their move- Out in Las Vegas they’re busy amazing the aroma of sautéed oatmeal, etc.
ment and speed, and then possi- setting the odds for the Big leeks can be. I added lentils
I wish I could just go ahead bly sell them concussion insurance Game. Who wins, of course, what to my simmering vegetables, is was the 1980s when
and call it the “Super Bowl,”but during each play. Coaching sta s the point spread is and the over/ along with brown rice and lots Cajun food was popular. I still
I can’t because the NFL has strict have been mining this data and under, those are standard for the of cracked black pepper. For have that classic cookbook,
rules governing the use of the creating new metrics to help them industry. But other “proposition” the nishing touch, I stirred in Chef Paul Prudhomme’s
term, which it has trademarked. analyze their personnel and strate- bets have become popular, such some coconut milk. Louisiana Kitchen. I pulled
A trademark does not expire like gies. FYI, I ordered from Amazon as whether the coin toss will land that tome o the bookshelf
a copyright does, and need not a download of a song I heard on “heads” or “tails,” and even how is new soup was creamy and was reminded of my
even be registered. By the time this the radio that I liked, and I wanted long the singer will take to sing and crunchy, visually appealing, Cajun cooking phase by all of
issue comes out, someone will have to put it on my iPod. For those of the National Anthem. Francis delicious and healthy – what the hand-written notes I had
come along and trademarked “ e you who don’t know what an iPod Scott Key shortened the word more could you want? inserted in between the pages
Big Game,”so I’ll have to refer to is, it’s an electronic device that’s “over” to “o’er” when he wrote with recipes for sh llets in
it by by tapping my head against a little bit like a Walkman. For the words to the Star Spangled Years ago, I used to invent pecan butter sauce, barbeque
the wall in Morse code. My editor those of you... well, never mind. Banner to save us all a little time, new recipes all of the time. I shrimp with rice, southern
Jodi is not going to like this, but the point is that I ordered the because he knew we had other experimented on the weekends biscuit mu ns, and jambalaya.
I secretly wish that the NFL will song and Amazon transferred the things to do, and then Whitney dreaming up new avors of I also recalled one dinner party
send me a “Cease and Desist”letter Houston came along and length- brownies, cookies and cheese- that ended up with unexpected
that I can tack up on my wall as le to me and stuck it in a folder ened it back to 800 syllables. cakes and then bringing them guests.
a trophy. If they do, I promise to somewhere on my computer that into work or to a friend’s house
cease but I will NOT desist, at least I haven’t found yet, so I hope the Finally, the mayors of each to share. I was so con dent I had invited my friends,
until I look it up in the dictionary. NFL coaches have better luck city are preparing their wagers to about my recipe develop- Je and Diane, over for din-
It’s possible that the NFL could than I did. each other. Kansas City will bet ment skills that I even pitched ner. ey pressed the buzzer
garnish my wages, which would a dinner of their world-famous the idea of creating a recipe downstairs and trudged up the
certainly make them taste better. Jennifer Lopez was chosen to barbecue. San Francisco will bet booklet for my client, Tuscan four ights of stairs in antici-
perform the halftime show, but its most prized commodity, a Dairy Farms, to promote their pation of a good meal and a
Even though the game is always they are already debating who parking space downtown. great dessert. On this particu-
the most highly rated program should headline next year’s extrav- avored yogurt drinks. lar evening, I made blackened
on television for the year, there aganza. Many factors go into the Join Rick and Trillium on Friday, At that time, I was a vora- cat sh, wild rice and buttery
are at least 1,580 people who selection process, with input even February 28th, at the Katonah cious reader of cookbooks and homemade biscuits with
won’t be watching. ose are the from the public. One year they Library at 6:00PM for Chili Night! cooking magazines. I was de-
players from all the teams that were all set to choose the band Say hello at: [email protected] termined to include strawberry, SEE KOVACH PAGE 7
didn’t make it. ey’ll be sitting Nickelback, and for some reason blueberry and banana avored
the backlash was so vehement that yogurt into breakfast, lunch,
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February ndings Groundhog Day provides
Welcome to News & NEWS & e bene ts of stretching include
Notes, where we look NOTES enhancing exercise performance, Dear Dr. Linda, STRONG
at the happenings here reducing muscle tension and Feb. 2 was Groundhog Day, LEARNING
in Westchester County… MARK fatigue, promoting energy, reduc-
JEFFERS ing injury and improving range of so I called my grandchildren the DR. LINDA
Here are some of my fun motion. night before to tell them to go SILBERT
February facts… e Groundhog donate if you can. online to see if the groundhog
will miss its shadow; I will eat My family often tells me that I It’s time to come in out of the saw its shadow. Despite my of comfort for some reason and I
too much at our friends’Super cold and into the Katonah Village husband telling me that I’m wanted them to experience that.
Bowl party; my wife will not be have a perfect face for radio, so we Library for their annual Chili
too happy with the stale candy I are re-launching our weekly sports Cook-O on February 28 at 6 lling their heads with non- I hope you put this in your
give her for Valentine’s Day, and I radio show on WGCH 1490AM p.m. Come on by to sample and sense, I have to tell you that all column for all the other parents
will get an extra cold, snowy day “ e Clubhouse”Wednesdays 7 vote on your favorite chili while my grandchildren, from 6 to 14, and grandparents who think as
this leap year to write this week’s to 8 p.m. live from Grand Prix NY you enjoy great live music and see went online to nd out if the I do.
“Funky February”edition of in Mount Kisco, all the fun starts old friends and neighbors. Chili groundhog saw its shadow.
“News & Notes.” February 12. with all the xins’, beer & wine Nana
and awesome deserts are included. I’m a pretty savvy grandma Dear Nana,
ere is a cancer support group I just returned from the team at We just love eating and drinking who uses all the new electron-
run by Gilda’s Club that meets Eternita Spa in Somers and feel at the library and the good news ics at home as well as at work, As I said in the past, in spite
at the Bedford Playhouse on like a new person, my wife is so is that all my late book nes are but I still love Groundhog Day of those who look down their
alternate Wednesdays from 10 to happy…they are outstanding in paid up… and the story that comes with it. noses at old traditions that are
11 a.m. with the next one set for both massage therapy and Active When I was growing up, it was not scienti cally proven, there
February 19 and open to all. Isolated Stretching (AIS), a dy- Our friends at the Paramount a family tradition to nd out if
namic system for improving your Hudson Valley eater present the groundhog saw its shadow. SEE SILBERT PAGE 9
anks again to the great team comedian Sinbad on Febru- I knew this tradition wasn’t
at the Katonah Bedford Hills exibility and overall well-being. ary 15 at 8 p.m., ranked by scienti cally based, but it gave
Volunteer Ambulance Corps as me, and still gives me, a feeling
they are holding a blood drive on SEE JEFFERS PAGE 8
February 17, please stop by and
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e remen could see that my
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Who turned out the lights?
When the time came to and I acclimated pretty quickly cian.“But you could take the husband.
get new eyeglasses, I glasses o when you enter a build- “Hey, honey,”I heard my hus-
decided I was ready for to the light changes. ese days, ing for a few minutes until they
an upgrade. e optician told me readjust.” band say from another part of the
I could get the kind of lenses that TRACY though, there was nothing sharp room.“You’re not going to believe
would turn dark when I was in the BECKERMAN about me except an acute sense “But I need the glasses to see,” this, but I just found out I have to
sun, so instead of having a regular of smell which does not serve I said. get glasses, too. How do you like
pair of eyeglasses and a second yours?”
pair of prescription sunglasses, one well when one has an aging “Yeah, I could see how that
I’d have one pair that would do would be a problem,”he replied. “ ey’re great,”I said.“Just
everything. If I could just get them dog with gas issues. But that’s “Get it. SEE how that would be a make sure you get the package
to cook dinner, they’d be perfect. problem?”He laughed. that includes concussion insur-
another column. ance.”
ey were wonderful in con- I shook my head. I needed an
cept, but when they arrived and I In the meantime, I tried to optician, but somehow, I’d ended My dog Monty now has his own
took them out for a spin, I realized up with Jerry Seinfeld. Instagram account! To see what
that they didn’t just get dark, they comparison considering bats are decide if a few bumps on my he’s doing, come follow him at @
got really, really dark, and they When I got home, I bumped MontyWearsBoxerShorts.
stayed that way for a good ve nocturnal and are able to nd forehead were worth the conve- into my front door and then
minutes after I got back inside. greeted a coat I thought was my on Friday February 7 from 6 to
their way around in the dark just nience of not having to switch 7:30 p.m. at the John Jay Middle
is left me looking either like a JEFFERS School.
celebrity who was trying to avoid ne. Unfortunately, I do not have glasses every time I went in and
the paparazzi, an extremely tired FROM PAGE 7 In celebration of Black His-
lemur, or Ray Charles. e biggest any echolocation abilities like a out throughout my day. tory Month, the Westchester
issue, though, was that whenever Comedy Central as one of the Broadway eatre presents the
I went inside, I was blind as a bat. bat to help guide me around dark Wondering if there were “100 Greatest Standups of All musical “Five Guys Named Moe,”
Time,” the actor and comedian through March 1. e show pays
is is actually a pretty strange corners. is meant I spent a lot of perhaps a compromise, I stopped has had audiences laughing for tribute to Louis Jordan, the 1940s
over three decades. rhythm-and-blues singer, song-
time walking into walls until the by the opticians and asked if writer, and bandleader, whose new
e Lewisboro Land Trust has approach to jazz paved the way
lenses faded. there was anything they could set their next Preschool Nature for rock and roll in the 1950s.
Walk for Friday, February 7 from
Being a mother had somewhat do to help with the issue before 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Bylane Farm We would like to dedicate this
which is the headquarters of the week’s column to all our local re-
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having had to stumble around in into a men’s room, getting locked e Katonah-Lewisboro Girl for all you do!
Scout troops are holding their an-
the dark for years, answering my in a meat freezer, or trapped in an nual International inking Night
kids’calls for help dealing with indoor snake enclosure.
monsters under the bed in the “We can’t really speed up the
middle of the night. But back time it takes for the lenses to go
then, my vision had been sharp, back to normal,”said the techni-
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SILBERT as looking to see if the ground- after coming out of its den on Feb. 2? What if a groundhog in they felt at the time it all began.
hog sees his shadow involve Feb. 2 (which meant it was a Pennsylvania sees its shadow, but ey feel safer, more con dent
FROM PAGE 7 storytelling, which is bene cial clear day), it would go back to its one in Florida doesn’t?)
for the young and old brain. den, knowing there would be six and more secure.
is nothing wrong with it if—as Storytelling requires digging into more weeks of winter. If it didn’t e question is why intelligent Hope your Groundhog Day
an adult—you are capable of long-term memories and experi- see its shadow, which meant it adults who understand the dif-
knowing and separating fact ences, sharing cultural informa- was a cloudy day, spring would ference between fact and ction was fun!
from ction while preserving the tion and tales, and putting them come early. Of course, there’s still fall back on ctional family Dr. Linda
fun of the ction. into a sequence of events. is is no relationship at all between a traditions. Because, as children,
a wonderful strategy for children groundhog’s experience and the the traditions gave them a sense Dr. Linda is co-author of “Why
When your children are of to use when studying for tests. arrival of spring. (What if the of security. Since no one knows Bad Grades Happen to Good Kids”
age, they too will understand the Children who are exposed to groundhog lives in the Southern what will happen in the future, and director of Strong Learning
di erence, and continue family listening to stories from their Hemisphere where it’s hot on continuing these traditions Tutoring and Test Prep. If you
traditions based on old folklore. parents, grandparents, aunts and brings back that warm feeling have any questions, email her at
uncles pick up this strategy and [email protected]
e practice is not only fun but can use them in their everyday
has long-term bene ts. It’s been learning.
shown that family traditions
keep generations connected, Telling your grandchildren the
reinforcing a sense of belonging groundhog story every year can
for children. e need to belong help them on a variety of levels.
is one of the most basic needs of As you read this story, think
human development. As a result, about all the parts of the brain
children who practice and then your grandchildren will be using.
later continue family traditions
appear to be emotionally health- Groundhog Day is a tradi-
ier. When children know what tion in many cities in the United
to expect they feel more secure. States and Canada as well. It
It provides order in their lives, seems that this tradition began
which, in turn, reduces stress in Germany in the 1800s with a
for them and the adults around Pennsylvania Dutch superstition.
them. If a groundhog saw its shadow
Shared family traditions such
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BOYS BASKETBALL John Jay senior Shane
Martinsen paced the
Martinsen leads Indians with a game-high
Indians past Tuskers 18 points in a 54-44 win
John Jay sweeps season series with Somers
BY ROB DIANTONIO ey were kind of stick- another league game on Nicholas DeVincenzo focuses at the line.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER ing on me and with all of ursday, Jan. 29.
our shooters. We just tried John Jay had balanced
John Jay’s boys basket- to get it inside. We kind of
ball team rebounded from had a size advantage so we scoring with Walsh (14
a loss to Yorktown with had to rebound, get to the points), Mason DiFalco
a 54-44 win over rival basket and get to the line.” (10 points), Pink (10
Somers on Jan. 31. points), Andy Kote (9
A Martinsen three-point points), Martinsen (8
With the victory, the play made it a 10-point points) and Luke Mer-
Indians swept the league game with 5:33 to go. cer (7 points) all contrib-
season series against the Somers cut the de cit to uting. Martinsen added
Tuskers. ey had defeated 45-39 with four minutes to 10 rebounds and 6 steals.
Somers, 52-39, on the road play but was unable to get
back on Jan. 7. closer than that. John Jay Ben Brevetti looks to get a shot off
went on a 7-0 run to take a over Somers’ Ben Germaine.
“It’s de nitely a big 52-39 lead with two min-
rivalry in a lot of di er- utes to go. PHOTOS: ROB DIANTONIO
ent sports,” said John Jay
senior Shane Martinsen, Walsh, a senior, added
who scored a game-high 12 points and 7 rebounds
18 points and grabbed 8 re- for the Indians. Joey Pink,
bounds. “It’s nice to sweep another senior, contributed
the season with them and 10 points and swiped 4
we’re looking toward the steals.
John Jay, a team with 10
It was a back-and-forth seniors on the roster, has
rst half with the Indians the experience needed to
taking a 22-20 lead into close out tight games.
Chris Walsh converted a “We’ve been playing to-
three-point play to extend gether for a while,” Mar-
the Indians’ lead to 31-26 tinsen said. “ ey know
midway through the third what’s to be expected and
quarter. Ben Germaine they know what to do. But
answered with a layup for we do have a bunch of
Somers but John Jay closed sophomores that get a lot
the quarter with a 6-0 run. of burn.”
Ben Konak knocked down
a three-pointer and Mar- e Indians, who im-
tinsen hit a jumper along proved to 8-7, have ve
with 1 of 2 free throws to games left in the regular
increase the lead to 37-28. season. ey were sched-
“We were up by two at uled to host Lakeland on
halftime but we didn’t re- Feb. 4. John Jay then heads
ally think we played that to Walter Panas for a 7
well,” Martinsen said. “At p.m. game on Feb. 6. ey
halftime we were like, ‘All close out the week by host-
right, it’s time to turn it ing Ridge eld (Conn.) in
up.’ We’re really a second a 7 p.m. contest the next
half team. We got it go- evening.
ing, especially defensively.
We created some turnovers “ e past three years
and got some easy ones that I’ve been here we’ve
and started owing.” never really been rolling
John Jay was able to nd into the playo s,” Mar-
holes in Somers’ zone to tinsen said. “We’ve always
convert easy baskets inside dropped a couple easy ones
to build their lead. and then went in. What-
“ ey were doing a really ever our record is, if we can
good job on me the whole just get rolling then I think
game from the three-point we can have a shot to make
line,” Martinsen said. “I a deep run.”
really wasn’t getting too
open, even from deep. YORKTOWN 75,
JOHN JAY 63
e Indians fell to vis-
iting Yorktown, 75-63, in
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2020 SPORTS THE KATONAH LEWISBORO TIMES PAGE 13
JOHN JAY/NORTH SALEM SKIING
Boys, girls teams undefeated
Eight qualify for sectionals
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER Opposing schools, Reinke 6) Rosemarie Binette, 43.67 Oskar Ashley Binette
SPORTS EDITOR said, “don’t expect to beat us. 7) Kristen Wolfe, 44.48 Lombardi
24) Emma Lombardi, 50.13 FILE PHOTOS/
Four boys and girls from the ey compete amongst them- 29) Danielle Collea, 51.37 Girls VIC MCGEE
John Jay/North Salem ski team selves to see who’s coming in 34) Amelia Sheridan, 53.00 1) Ashley Binette, 24.85
second.” 35) Emma Klares, 53.04 2) Kristin Wolfe, 28.14 20) Emma Klares, 33.25
nished in the Top 19 at the sec- 39) Paige Martin, 55.16 4) Rosemarie Binette, 26.52 21) Sydney Bieber, 33.64
tional quali ers on Tuesday, Jan. Perhaps most impressive 44) Scott Josie, 57.49 19) Danielle Collea, 33.01 24) Alexandra Edelman, 34.64
28, at the Catamount Mountain about the team is only two ski- 45) Sydney Bieber, 58.85 27) Josie Scott, 35.29
Resort, automatically qualify- ers (one boy and one girl) are 40) Nikoleta Berisha, 42.03
ing them for the section cham- seniors. HUDSON VALLEY SOUTHERN
pionships, which will be held LEAGUE RACE
on Monday, Feb. 10 at Hunter “We’ve had a very successful
Mountain. season,” Reinke said. “I think ursday, Jan. 30 ( under
we’re going to be a dominant Ridge)
Both boys and girls teams are team for at least the next two
undefeated, but the girls, who years to come.” Both John Jay varsity boys and
won the league and section titles a girls ski teams extended their un-
year ago, “have dominated the po- SECTIONAL QUALIFIERS defeated records to 15-0.
dium,” said Coach Chris Reinke. Tuesday, Jan. 28 (Catamount
ey defeated Scarsdale, Cro-
Reinke said his skiers know Mountain Resort) ton, Fox Lane, Byram Hill and
how to work hard and play hard, Boys Hen Hud.
which is the key to their success. 7) Oskar Lombardi, 40.49
9) Luke Spieler, 41.31 Boys
“I’ve got some of the top boys 13) Lucas Eberhardt, 43.04 4) Oskar Lombardi, 34.00
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VRarosuitnydup Hockey team routs
1/27-2/2 Pawling, Mahopac
Bowling teams roll to victory
Hockey (14-1-1) JOHN JAY 7,HORACE GREELEY 0 5). e girls entered the match 4
ursday, Jan. 30 points ahead of Lakeland.
JOHN JAY 7,PAWLING 1 e boys’“A” team had their best Boys B Bowling (1-13)
Tuesday, Jan. 28 (Trinity-Pawling) day of the season with a season-
Mattie Wierl (2G, 1A); Tyler high game of 883 and high series of
Wishart (2G, 1A); Jack Browne 2,452. C.J. Polworth had two 200- e boys’ “B” team lost both
(1G, 1A); Mike McKeon (1G, plus games, with a 222 and 208, matches last week. Ben Bartley-
1A); Doug Styles (2A); Barrett while Owen Morabito had a 214. Cohen had the high game of the
Lunder (2A); Ethan Jackson (2A); “It really was a fantastic day for week with 140.
Zach Dering (1G); Lars Carlson the improving boys’team, who will Boys Swim and Dive
(1A); Dylan Rogers (14 saves, 1 look to nish in third place with
GA) their nal two matches next week,”
said coach Paul Plutzker. CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS
JOHN JAY 10,MAHOPAC 0 Girls Bowling (12-4) Saturday, Feb. 1 (North Rockland
Saturday,Feb.1 (Brewster Ice Arena) High School)
Jack Browne (3G, 1A); An- John Jay/Brewster/North Salem
thony Protomastro (2G, 1A); Kyle JOHN JAY 7,YORKTOWN 0 nished in ninth place out of 10
Petschek (1G, 2A); Doug Styles Wednesday, Jan. 29 teams at the Section 1 Conference
(1G, 2A); Mike McKeon (1G, e girls rolled to an easy 7-0 1 championships on Saturday, Feb.
2A); Charlie Oestreicher (1G, win against Yorktown. Amelia 1,at North Rockland High School.
1A);Tyler Wishart (1G,1A); Nick Maiorana had the high game with Scoring points for John Jay were:
Petrella (10 saves); Dylan Rogers a 144. • 200-yard medley relay team
John Jay’s Justin DeLucia (3 saves) (10th place—Riley Krisch, Mi-
skates in a 10-0 win over
Boys A Bowling (12-5) JOHN JAY 7,HORACE GREELEY 0 chael Seaman, Josh Tovar, Joseph
Mahopac on Feb. 1. ursday, Jan. 30 Dominguez)
PHOTO: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER e girls were shorthanded but • 200-yard freestyle relay team
Free Family Event! JOHN JAY 5,YORKTOWN 2 still came away with the 7-0 vic- (eighth place—Kevin Crane, Josh
Wednesday, Jan. 29 tory. Zoey Feldman had one of her Hiller, Michael O’Donnell, Kieran
e boys took the rst two best days this season with games of Brown)
games in the match, 781-671 and 168, 167 and 134. Amelia Maio- • 400-yard freestyle relay team
721-667. C.J. Polworth had a 193 rana had a high game of 159 and ( fth place—Kieran Brown, Josh
in the rst game and 173 in the Kiera Ellison had a pair of 141s. Hiller, Michael O’Donnell, Kevin
second game. e Indians lost the e girls will nish the season Crane)
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John Jay wins sixth straight league title
Indians look ahead to divisionals
BY RICH MONETTI wildcards.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER “ ey are both dangerous
John Jay wrestling clinched wrestlers and could make some
their sixth consecutive league title noise,” he said.
with a 60-21 drubbing of Walter
Panas on ursday, Jan. 23. As for going the distance at
the states, the longtime coach
e Indians, 15-4 overall and singled out Fiacco and Ferrer,
6-0 in their league, will host but not necessarily because he
Division III divisionals on Sat- puts any of his wrestlers above
urday, Feb. 8, at John Jay High others on the team.
“ ey don’t have kids that are
“I tell them the entire season unbeatable in their weight class,”
is just practice,” said coach Bill he reasoned.
On the other hand, Swertfag-
Standouts this season include er is de nitely open to any and
Luca Duva, Gavin Fiacco, Max all surprises.
Gryzmala, Matt Ferrer and Ian
Gallagher. “I can’t wait,” he said.
“ ey have the most wins and Senior co-captain Jimmy Norris could
make us a very good dual meet “make some noise” this postseason,
team,” said coach Bill Swert-
fager. said coach Bill Swertfager.
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John Jay falls
BY RICH MONETTI On the strength of DiCintio’s
CONTRIBUTING WRITER 15 points, the lead would grow
to 33-15 by the half, but put-
Despite their buzzer-beating ting the stops on Somers ball
win against Irvington on Satur- movement o ense wasn’t the
day, Jan. 25, John Jay entered last only hurdle for John Jay. A quick
Friday’s game at Somers High footed, pressing defense forced
School sitting in fth place in numerous John Jay turnovers,
the league with a 1-3 record. while also ushering in a good
So, the Indians faced a tall or- number of unforced ones.
der against the 5-0 Tuskers, who “We knew they would pres-
defeated John Jay, 63-47, earlier sure us,” said Coach Matt Galla-
in the season on Jan. 7. A 57-35 gher. “We let them get the better
loss to Yorktown two days earlier of us, and they were our head.”
may have also weighed heavily, Kendall Miller, who led the
but trailing by only 6 points to- way for John Jay with 15 points,
ward the end of the rst quarter, did come out of the intermission
things didn’t look so bad. with a blank slate, though. She
However, that was the closest gave John Jay hope with a tough
John Jay got in the 59-36 defeat. fought put back and a long three Jessica Leff keeps her dribble.
Following Sarah Pieratti’s at the top of the key. But both PHOTOS: RICH MONETTI
drive to the hoop to make the brief respites were met in kind “You need a short memory
in this game, and we’ll bounce
score 14-8, the road back home by two momentum killing threes Sarah Pieratti on the break back,” he said.
began with a 12-2 run by the by Rao. and Somers dropped John Jay’s
record to 8-9.
Tuskers. A short jumper and la- “She’s a great player, inside
With Lakeland scheduled
yup by Emily Arena got Somers and out,” said Gallagher.
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Can you improve your relationship with money?
In your life, you will have all sorts of • Identify your money- can help you identify an “accountability partner.” Too many
relationships—with your family, your related emotions. Try to people keep their nancial concerns and
friends, your co-workers, and even with recognize the emotions GUEST your goals—a down pay- plans to themselves, not even sharing
civic groups and charitable organizations you feel in connection CORNER ment on a new home, them with their partners or other family
you support. But have you ever consid- with saving and investing. college for your children, members. But by being open about your
ered another key relationship—the one Do you get nervous about
you have with money? spending? Does put- JUDI a comfortable retire- nances to your loved ones, you can not
ting away money for the only avoid misplaced expectations but
Of course, this type of relationship has future give you satisfac- MCANAW ment, and so on—and also enlist the help of someone who may
several aspects, such as saving, spending tion or not? Do you worry that you don’t identify a path toward be able to help keep you on track toward
and investing. And your fellow Ameri- know how much you should be invest- your short- and long-term goals. But you
cans clearly face some challenges in these ing, or whether you’re investing in the reaching them. Your may also bene t from the help of a -
areas. For example, in a recent survey by right way? Clearly, these types of ques- nancial professional—someone with the
tions can cause some anxiety—and, even nancial strategy should perspective, experience and skills neces-
nancial services rm Edward Jones, only more importantly, they may lead you to sary to help you make the right moves.
21 percent of respondents reported that make poor decisions. Emotions are obvi- incorporate a variety of factors, includ-
they feel happy when thinking about sav- ously closely tied to money—but they Like all successful relationships, the
ing money, while 92 percent said they see really should not play a big role in your ing your age, risk tolerance, income level, one you have with money requires work.
room for improvement in their nancial spending, saving and investing choices. But you’ll nd it’s worth the e ort.
health. Yet only one in four plan to im- family situation and more. Here’s the key
prove their spending habits. Furthermore, • Develop a nancial strategy. By is article was written by Edward Jones
just 26 percent said retirement was a top developing a sound nancial strategy, point: By creating a long-term strategy for use by your local Financial Advisor, Judi
savings priority. you can reduce money-related stress and McAnaw, a resident of Katonah. She has
help yourself feel empowered as you look and sticking to it, you’ll be far less likely an o ce at 332 Route 100, Suite 300, in
If you share some of these concerns, to the future. A comprehensive strategy Somers. Judi can be reached at 914-669-
what should you do? Here are a few sug- to overreact to events such as market 5329.
downturns and less inclined to give in to
impulses such as “spur of the moment”
costly purchases. And without such a
strategy, you will almost certainly have
less chance of achieving your important
• Get an “accountability partner.” Your
relationship with money doesn’t have to
be monogamous—you can get help from
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were only sold in pairs, meaning tickets cost closer to $6,590, and that’s before hefty Historically low inventory levels in the area, paired with an
service fees were applied.For many fans,that price is simply too high.But the average abundance of buyers, make it an opportune time for sellers to
fan hasn’t always been priced out of attending the NFL’s annual championship game. put their home on the market. Consider selling today to make
In fact, History.com notes that the average ticket to Super Bowl I, which took place your home stand above the crowd and get ahead of the market.
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