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Published by Halston Media, 2020-01-30 14:05:02

North Salem News 01.30.20

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

Vol. 5 No. 44 Visit TapIntoNorthSalem.net for the latest news. Thursday, January 30, 2020

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PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NY STATE LOTTERY BY CAROL REIF lemNYinfo Facebook page.
STAFF WRITER Once dogs are identi ed, their
A new commercial for the state lottery made use of local parks for its scenery.
Doggone it, folks, please li- owners are noti ed by certi ed
Local parks star in new cense your pooches. mail. ey can “redeem” them
state lottery commercial after proving they are licensed
at’s the message from and paying impoundment fees,
BY CAROL REIF As she drives her truck home coon team up to paw-deliver it North Salem o cials based on which start at $50.
STAFF WRITER through the wintry forest, wind under her cabin door just in time the following: It’s state law; it
blows the ticket out the window for Christmas. helps control and prevent the North Salem residents are al-
Woodland creatures to the and onto the road. spread of diseases such as rabies lowed to have up to three dogs.
rescue! Holding her ticket, the ranger and it’s crucial for the prompt re- If they want to own more, they
Cue the inspirational back- smiles at hoof and paw prints in turn of lost pets. have to apply for a special per-
In a sweet commercial for the ground lyrics: “Everything will get the snow as the tagline “Believe mit through the town’s Zoning
New York State Lottery, a wom- better if we just work together.” in the magic of the season” ap- e town is going to be con- Board of Appeals.
an working as a park ranger gets pears on the screen. ducting a dog license review over
a Scratch-o game from her boss Scampering over rocks, across the next few months and will Licenses for spayed or neu-
as a holiday gift. streams and through the woods, SEE LOTTERY PAGE 3 be contacting owners who have tered dogs cost $11; for un-
a rabbit, bird, turtle, deer and rac- failed to renew them, according sprayed or unneutered pups, $23.
to Town Clerk Maria Hlushko.
ere is no charge for service
e town animal control of- dogs.
cer has had to pick up at least
one lost dog every month. Many ey have to be renewed each
of the wandering hounds have year and can be obtained from
no identi cation, not even a col- the town clerk’s o ce.
lar. is means they have to be
housed—at the town’s expense— Dogs must be licensed by the
in a local animal hospital. And at time they’re four months old.
$20 a day, that can really add up,
says Supervisor Warren J. Lucas. e owner has to provide the
Although this hasn’t hap- gender, actual or approximate
pened yet, there’s the possibility age, breed and color of the dog
that a pet might have to be eu- and present proof that their pet
thanized if no one claims it and/ has had its rabies shots. If the
or it can’t be adopted. dog has been spayed or neutered,
they must provide a certi cate or
e town frequently posts pic- a davit.
tures of lost pets on its NorthSa-
If a pet has an ID, whether
it’s a microchip, tag or tattoo, it

SEE LICENSES PAGE 3

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BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE
CLASSIFIEDS 19
LEGAL NOTICES
LEISURE 18
OPINION
SPORTS 17

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The Staff Registration for in Carmel. All North Salem Boys grade K-5 the Lake Purdys Clubhouse, 33 Lake Way,

EDITORIAL TEAM Baseball/Softball are invited to participate in an afternoon of Purdys. Donation: $20. BYOB and bring a
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BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-302-5628 lem Youth Baseball and Softball season is now child plus their special guest. is includes 2 Support Group
[email protected] open. is year’s program (excluding T-ball) hours of opening bowling and a souvenir for

ADVERTISING TEAM will be fully integrated with Brewster Little the child. e cost is $15 for each additional
LISA KAIN
League. We are con dent that this merged child. Sign up through March 3. e event is Parents of children with special needs are
914-351-2424
[email protected] program will o er a great opportunity for our sponsored by North Salem Youth Baseball. invited to a support group to share ideas and

PAUL FORHAN kids, including more balanced & competitive Log in to the NS Little League registration experiences in a safe and welcoming environ-
914-202-2392
[email protected] teams as well as increased player development. site: http://www.nsybaseball.com ment. Learn about resources for your family
CORINNE STANTON
845-621-4049 e integrated program will also o er new op- Please be aware only one session will be of- and strategies for you children. e support
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JENNIFER CONNELLY portunities for North Salem athletes including fered this year and space may be tight, so regis- group is at St. James Episcopal Church, 262
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[email protected] All-Star,Travel and Williamsport teams. Other tration is a rst-come, rst-serve basis. All reg- Titicus Road, North Salem on Jan. 23, Feb.
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914-202-2941 combined activities will include an opening-day istrations and payments must be complete by 27, March 26, April 23, May 28 and June 25.
[email protected]
SHELLEY KILCOYNE ceremony and end of season celebration. We Tuesday, March 3, 2020. No walk-ups please. Railyard Arts Studio
will be holding integrated player evaluations • Each lane has a cap of 6 people (adults/
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CHRISTINA ROSE ster is scheduled for April 18th and practices scu marks on the lanes. Nothing says “Happy Valentine’s Day” like
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Ruth Keeler Memorial Library is dents. It will be taught by Nina Steel who is the Executive direc- the books at the library for people writers who are invited to share

located at 276 Titicus Road. For Bertolino and requires registra- tor of a non-pro t and spouse of to check out and read. their work or desire to write in a

more information on any of these tion. someone with FrontalTemporal New members encouraged! supportive atmosphere.

events, call 914-669-5161 or Reading and Discussion Degreneretiation. e group is Story time and crafts Free Museum Passes

visit keelerlibrary.org. Program, Women in American free, open to all, and requires no Mondays North Salem is surrounded

Classics with Professor Heather registration. Drop-ins are encour- Stories and Songs – 10:30 a.m., by many world-class museums.

Storytime and Book Signing Ostman. e rst ursday of aged and any point. for babies from birth to 2-1/2. You can visit some of these free

with Christina Geist on Satur- the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Mahjong for Beginners, every Tuesdays of charge by simply going to the

day February 8 at 3-4 p.m. Chris- Keeler Library. Copies of the Wednesday starting on January Mother Goose for Babies – library and checking out passes

tina will read from her NY Times books are available at the Library 8th from 2-4 p.m. Joan Staudinger 10:30 a.m., for babies from birth to the museums. Just ask for the

bestseller, Sorry Grown-Ups, You for checkout. No registration re- has o ered to lea and teach anoth- to 2-1/2. passes at the front desk. You may

Can’t go to School! Christina is quired. er Mah Jongg Group for begin- Wednesdays call the library to reserve a pass

the wife of TODAY and MSN- ursday, February 6: e Scar- ners and those who need to refresh Story Time at 10:30 a.m.; for a particular week. Passes must

BC host Willie Geist. ere will let Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne, their skills. Joan will be with the family story time for kids of all be returned within seven days.

be books for purchase and sign- 1850 group for 6-8 weeks. After that ages. Passes may not be returned to

ing. For All ages. ursday, March 5: A Country participants are welcome to con- ursdays any other library, nor put in the

A Musical Valentine with Doctor, Sarah Orne Jewett, 1884 tinue on their own. e group is Books and Puppets at 10:30 book drop. It is possible to renew

Pianist Robbie Kondor and Vo- ursday, April 2: e Custom free but we ask that you register by a.m.; family story time for kids of a pass for an additional week,

calist Emily Bindiger on Sun- of the Country, Edith Wharton, contacting the library and make a all ages. provided no one else is waiting

day February 9 from 5-7 p.m.. 1913 commitment to come to most of Saturdays for it, by calling the library. Loss

Acclaimed musicians, Robbie ursday, May 7: Short Sto- the sessions. Story Time at 10:30 a.m.; of a museum pass will result

Kondor and Emily Bindiger will ries, Flannery O’Connor, 1950’s History and Biography book family story time for kids of all in you being charged the full

perform at the library. is event Valentine Crafts with the Rec- group ages. replacement cost.

is free, open to all and requires no reation Department on Tuesday, e history and biography book (Bilingual stories and songs on ey are available for Keeler

registration. February 11 at 4 p.m. For children group meets at 7:30 p.m. on the some Saturdays.) Library card holders only. Don’t

Printmaking With Linoleum of all ages. second Tuesday of the month. Writers workshop have a library card? Show the

Blocks for eight ursdays be- Monthly Early-Onset De- e group reads books on various is workshop is from 11 library proof that you live, work,

ginning on February 20th from mentia Caregivers Support historical topics or periods as well a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and led by go to school, or own property in

5 - 7 p.m. is event is for adults Group, every Monday starting as some biographies. e books Maryanne D’Amato the rst North Salem and we can issue

and High School Juniors and Se- on January 27 from 6-7 p.m. e are chosen by the group and are Wednesday of the month. It is you a library card in about three

niors who are North Salem resi- group will be facilitated by Tanya wide ranging. Multiple copies of open to all writers and aspiring minutes.

LOTTERY perfect mountain-y spots sought Watch the video 13 species of stocked and native
by director Ben Smith. sh.
FROM PAGE 1 To see “Special Delivery” on YouTube, visit e 1,082-acre Mountain
e two parks “had such a youtube.com/watch?v=J6LWAdUyBV0
If you think things look a bit range of topography—as soon as Lakes Park is Westchester’s
familiar, you’re right; the com- we saw the views, trails, and rock kka Media. na are not disturbed, he said. northernmost county park.
mercial was lmed last fall at formations, we were sold. e lo- Westchester County Parks e park has a unique com-
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation cations perfectly t our director’s Its rugged landscape features
in Cross River and Sal J. Prezioso vision,” Pyun said. accommodated a crew of about bination of natural environment native hardwood forest and miles
Mountain Lakes Park in North 30 people, drone cameras, and a with a collection of buildings of hiking trails.
Salem. e Ward Pound Ridge Visi- couple of newly constructed park constructed over a 250-year pe-
tor Center served as the ranger’s props, including a new trailhead riod. Add to that ve lakes and a
So even though the producers home for the closing shot. It was marker and wood fencing that spectacular overlook, and it’s not
of “Special Delivery” used CGI tricked out with a new door and now remain as permanent addi- A few 18th- an 19th-century hard to see why someone would
magic to create the ranger’s furry the rustic fence was, like the ani- tions. buildings remain. e elds are want to make a commercial there.
friends, the scenery was all au- mals, computer generated. related to the early farms, and the
thentic. According to program man- “unplanned landscape of the park “We were happy to leave set
Kimberly Bridge, a small span ager Je Main, this is not the is part of its antiquated charm,” pieces behind as a way to give
“It was a very cute commer- on one of its hiking trails, was according to the county’s website. something back for a great pro-
cial lmed in a gorgeous area of also featured. rst time Hollywood, or the duction experience,” Pyun said.
Westchester,” said North Salem small screen, called. At least one at charm includes meadows,
Supervisor Warren J. Lucas re- To capture the lottery ticket’s movie, and a TV series, has been vernal ponds, and woods lled e parks’ sta were “hospi-
cently. journey through the woods, lm with evergreens, oak, hickory and table, exible, and open to what-
crews mounted a camera on an lmed there. maple trees. ever we needed,” he added.
Location manager Peter Pyun all-terrain vehicle at Mountain As always, the park folks work
scouted around Staten Island, Lakes. closely with lmmakers to en- Its two waterways, Cross River And in a tip of the Smokey
Manhattan, and other places in sure that sensitive ora and fau- and Stone Hill River, are home to Bear hat to the county’s tourism
the county before picking the e spot was lmed over two and lm o ce, Pyun praised the
frigid days in November by Me- “easy and uncomplicated” permit
process.

LICENSES It’s horrible to think about, but it doesn’t help us,” says ing or other animal are more
but coyotes and hawks, of Lucas. than just a nuisance; they’re a
FROM PAGE 1 which there are plenty in ru- health and safety issue, says
ral North Salem, may be to e best solution is to keep the town.
can be quickly reunited with blame when smaller dogs go the pet secure at home, in a
its owner. missing. fenced-in yard, or on a leash Fines for the rst viola-
in the rst place. tion is $50. If a second oc-
But more importantly, if it All sorts have turned up, curs within a 12-month pe-
bites someone and there’s no from Yorkies and poodles to e town has strict rules riod, the ne rises to $100,
way to tell if it’s had its rabies pit bulls and Labrador Re- regarding dogs, whether they and then to $150 for any
shots, it can be a “disaster” for trievers. are licensed or not. subsequent o enses within a
all concerned, Lucas said. 12-month period.
And some of them were Uncontrolled dogs that dig
Lucas said he’s had many a wearing bandannas in place up ower beds, howl or bark For more information, call
resident literally in tears in his of a collar. “ at may be a nice for hours, chase cars, poop the town clerk’s o ce at 914-
o ce because they couldn’t fashion statement for the dog, where they shouldn’t or, God 669-5577.
forbid, hurt a human be-
nd their beloved pet.


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New emergency aid vehicle will help reduce response times

BY CAROL REIF tated out of the local re depart- from a small portion of Carmel. and other emergency supplies announced $170,000 in state
STAFF WRITER ment’s eet and was on its last Hlushko thanked Harckham during Hurricane Sandy, when funded for the town so it could
legs. the NSVAC building had to be complete two improvement
e North Salem Volunteer for his support of the ambulance turned into an emergency shel- projects one at Front Street in
Ambulance Corps has received Supervisor Warren J. Lucas corps. ter for folks who had lost power. Croton Falls and the other in the
money from the state to pur- thanked Harckham for helping Candlewood Lake Park District.
chase a new “ y car.” to secure the money. She pointed to the time he was Two months ago, Harckham
able to help out with generators
e $51,175 grant was an- “Our volunteers work tirelessly
nounced by state Sen. Peter for the town, and this grant will PHOTO COURTESY OF SEN. PETE HARKCHAM
Harckham. provide extra equipment that
they need to better support our Senator Harckham with NSVAC’s Kurt Guldan and North Salem Supervisor Warren Lucas
e NSVAC has two conven- community,” Lucas said.
tional ambulances stationed at
its headquarters o Hardscrab- NSVAC president Kurt
ble Road, near I-684. Guldan echoed that, saying: “We
will be able to reduce our re-
e “ y car” is usually kept sponse times, and that de nitely
on the eastern side of the will bene t residents, especially
32.9-square-mile town. when minutes matter the most.”

According to NSVAC captain North Salem does not have an
Maria Hlushko, the vehicle has ambulance district that would
all the equipment necessary for receive support directly from the
to render on-site aid. tax levy.

With emergencies such as a Instead, the town allocates
heart attack or stroke, minutes about $178,000 to the volunteer
count. And time lost waiting for organization and also pays about
the ambulance to arrive could be $108,000 to cover the salaries of
disastrous. two EMTs. e extra 32 hours a
week is necessary because there
e grant, secured from the simply aren’t enough volunteers
State and Municipal Facilities to sta NSVAC on the week-
Program (SAM), will pay for ends, Hlushko said.
a new fully-equipped Chevy
Tahoe. NSVAC also depends on the
money it collects from transport
e old “ y car”—with fees and donations, she added.
365,000 mile on it—is already
on the way to the junkyard, It handles about 500 calls a
Hlushko said. It had been ro- year, including those coming

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ROCK ton Falls. Cost: $600. Young adults ages 11- CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS town o ces, 90th Birthday Party picnic and
FROM PAGE 2
19 encouraged to attend. For more infor- Learn-to-Skate at Brewster Ice Arena music, Fascia’s Chocolate Factory, Trip to

mation contact Debbie Feinstein at (914) e Learn-to-Skate program is for 4-12 Brotherhood Winery and 1839 Restaurant

Paint & Sip! 924-7669 or [email protected] year olds at varying levels of skating ex- & Bar, Trip to Westchester Broadway e-

Saturday, February 15, from 7-9 p.m. NS Rec Department perience. $185 per session, per skater. Fee atre for “An American In Paris,” Holiday
Grab your friends and unleash your inner includes public skate before lesson. *Skate Party at Primavera, musical events, speakers

artist at the Railyard Arts Paint Night. Sip programs Rental not included. from the community, and more!
and Paint Night o ers a fun, easy, stress-free Fridays 5:30-6:00pm OR Tuesdays 5:10-
chance to create a painting you can be proud All registration forms available at: http:// Drum Circle at Chapel
5:40pm.Session 4 starts Fri 2/28 or Tue 3/3.

of! Painting supplies included. bit.ly/nsrecreation. Questions? Contact Session 5 starts Fri 5/1 or Tues 5/5. at Croton Falls

The Schoolhouse Theater North Salem Recreation at 914-669-5665 ADULT SPORTS 609 Route 22, Croton Falls

UPCOMING EVENTS Mens Under 40 Basketball Drop-in Pro- Westchester Spirited Drummers circle

The Schoolhouse Theater is located at 3 Yankee Game Day: New York Yankees gram - ursdays 8:30-10 p.m., 9/19/19 - will meet every rst Friday of the month

Owens Road, North Salem. Call 914-277- vs Cleveland Indians, Saturday, April 25, 6/18/20 at the North Salem Middle/High from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Chapel at Croton

8477 for more information. 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium. $50 per ticket. School Gym. $20 registration fee. Falls. Bring your drum or percussive instru-

A night of songs and romance with Includes terrace level seats, choice of hot ment or borrow one of ours to get started.

Francisco Roldan’s classical guitar at 8 p.m. dog or chicken tenders, french fries, choice SENIORS Join us!

Friday, Feb. 14. ere is complimentary of drink. Transportation not included. Balanced Rockers Fitness Club: Mem-
Volunteer Drivers Neededchampagne and dessert reception at 7 p.m. Deadline: Feb. 14.
bers of the NS Senior Citizens Club can join

Roldan will perform a concert of love songs. Valentine’s Day Craft Time at the Li- us for free at the NS Firehouse. Some classes

LoHud comedy presents Robert brary, February 11, at 4 p.m. at the Ruth require a fee for equipment that is then yours Can you spare a little time to make a dif-

Klein at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. Tickets Keeler Memorial Library. Join us for a fun to keep. ference in the life of an older adult?

are $65. Visit lohudcomedy.com for more craft! All ages welcome! Younger children Winter class: Better Balance with Cher- RideConnect, a program of Family Ser-

information. please come with an adult helper. Registra- yl Aiello, ursdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m., 1/9 vices of Westchester, is an information, re-

Auditions for: The Actors’ tion not necessary. - 2/27 ferral, and transportation program for older

Valentine’s Day Card Contest, Win- North Salem Senior Citizens Club: adults, age 60+, who can no longer drive.

Studio Theater ners displayed at Salem Pizza and Pasta, Residents 50 and older are eligible to join We are seeking volunteer drivers who are
February 4, North Salem Residents and our senior group. Meetings are held at 11:30 willing to provide occasional rides to our

Auditions: ursday, Jan. 3, 6:30-8 p.m.; North Salem School District Residents a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at older adult neighbors. ese rides enable

Wednesday, Feb. 5 7:30-9 p.m., Pre-K - Grade 5. Create a card, decorated the North Salem Fire House. JOIN TO- our clients to remain active in their com-

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Happily
Ever
After

Locked and half-cocked Phenomena

We went to stay at my MAN and you hike the 45 miles to Sometimes things happen READING,
sister’s house last OVERBOARD the rear so the deer can’t get that we can’t explain. I WRITING &
weekend to go ski- out. When you do confront it, recently read an obscure CHOCOLATE
ing, but the thermometer hit 65 RICK try to keep it talking in order to reference to the “Dancing Plague
degrees and we weren’t dressed MELÉN collect information that you can
for water-skiing. Luckily we use later. “What exactly are you of 1518.” I needed to learn more KIM
had made a back-up plan to design, which will correctly doing out here by yourself in about this! KOVACH
play some tennis at the local identify your magazine as poi- the middle of the woods? Noth-
resort. When we got there, the sonous if you were to eat it. ing to say, huh? Well, that’s no Historical records docu-
place was lined from stem to antler (a little interrogation hu-
stern with guns of all sizes and I enjoy skeet shooting myself, mor can put the subject at ease). ment the growing epidemic of
manufacture. e Eagle Arms and I would have liked to buy a Where’d you get that fancy fur
Gun Show was in town, and good used shotgun, but I don’t coat? Well? Don’t just sit there a dancing mania in Strasbourg.
I could tell immediately that know enough to determine with that deer-in-the- ashlight
this was going to adversely whether I’m getting a good look.” e phenomenon started in July St. Vitus Dance was used in the
a ect my tennis game. I could deal or not. I certainly didn’t
see immediately that there was want to be somebody’s huck- ere were some interest- 1518 with one woman, Frau Middle Ages for people a icted
something for everybody. leberry, whatever that is. I have ing historical weapons for sale,
a Remington 870, which is a including the Maxim Gun, Tro ea silently twisting, twirl- with involuntary movements. In
A lot of people were covered good starter gun, but I thought which was essentially the rst
in camou age, which would it might be time for an upgrade machine gun to be put into ing and shaking in the street time, Saint Vitus became known
have been very e ective had we when the last time I went regular production. It was
been in the jungle instead of shooting, I pulled the trigger water-cooled, so too heavy to for nearly a week. Soon other as the patron saint of dancers,
on a tennis court. If I was out and the magazine cap came o be operated by one man, but it
hunting with a bunch of other and a big spring came ying could re 600 rounds a minute. residents were pulled into ts actors and performers.
dudes I de nitely would NOT out. It went about 15 feet and If I had $12,000 dollars with
wear camou age. What if one landed on the ground, and still me I would have picked it up of public dancing. By August, Across the Atlantic Ocean,
of them doesn’t see me? I don’t came closer to the clay pigeon right then and there. ere were
want to be somebody whom the than my actual shot did. arrays of Derringer pistols, the this dancing epidemic counted young women and adults
police describe as being “in the small single or double-shot
wrong place at the wrong time.” I was talking to somebody weapons that you could hide as many as 400 victims, many exhibiting strange behaviors
My goal is to simply stay out of last month who was teach- in your boot if you were in a
the wrong place, and that way ing his kid how to hunt, and it testy poker game at the saloon. collapsing from sheer exhaustion, were accused of witch craft. e
I don’t have to keep such strict sounds way more complicated “What’s that up your sleeve,
track of the time. than I thought. Apparently the Tex,” you ask. “Well, that’d be with some fatalities. e danc- Salem Witch Trials of 1692-
key is to ALWAYS be upwind my arm, Zeke,” I reply, but my
We stopped at Bubbees Gun of the prey that you are stalk- other hand is already reaching ing plague in Strasbourg didn’t 1693 document more than 150
and Sport booth, and there ing. Or is it downwind? I forget, for my boot. Unfortunately,
you could purchase a 30-round but trust me, it’s important. I’d the gun has slid underneath end until September when the people arrested and charged with
custom engraved magazine for say you’re doing it all wrong in my foot and now I’m afraid to
your AR-15 that says “I’m Your the rst place. Anybody in law move lest I shoot my toe o , remaining dancers were taken a variety of crimes. Were these
Huckleberry.” If that doesn’t enforcement will tell you to set which forces my hand and I
aptly describe your mood at the up a perimeter to cut o the have to check, even though all I to a mountain top shrine to pray people really possessed by evil
time, you can go for the “Zip it, routes of escape. I’ll stay here have is two ves.
Hippie” model, if you’re con- and cover the park’s entrance, for an end to their su ering. spirits or was a mix of personal
vinced anyone remembers what You could pick up a silencer
a hippie is. Or you could go for Across Europe in the 16th grievances, religious intolerance
a simple skull and crossbones SEE MELEN PAGE 9
century, historical records and mass hysteria involved?

recount similar dancing plagues In 2012 in the small Western

in Switzerland, Germany and New York State town of Le

Holland, as well. eories for the Roy, more than 18 high school

unexplained frenzy and physical students developed twitches,

movements included summer fe- tics and fainting episodes for

vers, malnutrition, religious ma- months. eories for the odd

nia or even ingestion of a toxic phenomena ranged from conver-

mold that grows on damp rye sion hysteria to possible toxins in

grains and can produce spasms the water and soil from the sites

and hallucinations. In later years, of old factories. Strange!

theories for the dancing plague Luckily, some unusual phe-

ranged from mass hysteria to nomena can be explained. Have

neurological disorders. you heard about the fainting

Saint Vitus, a young Chris- goats in Tennessee? e breed of

tian martyr born in Sicily and Myotonic goats rst appeared in

persecuted to death by Roman the U.S. in the 1880’s. e goats

Emperors in the year 303, was are bred for meat and milk but

credited with helping people SEE KOVACH PAGE 9
su ering from epilepsy. e term

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Thursday, January 30, 2020 OPINION North Salem News – Page 9

MELEN about the actual intention of Gyro
the Second Amendment of the
FROM PAGE 8 Constitution, which I will de - When I visited Greece JUST Sixty nails on the soles of
nitely not have here. What I will with my daughter, JO ANN each one of their shoes pound
at the show, which is good if you’re say is that somewhere between it was all I expected concrete to simulate the sound
a secret agent, for instance, and a pea-shooter and a Sherman and more. First order of busi- JO ANN of battle. eir steps are slow,
you don’t want the guy you just tank there are weapons ought to ness was to stay awake at least FRANCELLA structured and forceful during
killed to hear that you just killed be available to for military use until 9 p.m. after our arrival the changing of the guards.
him. ere were all kinds of ammo only. It doesn’t seem that hard in Athens. Not an easy task, only cost me an eleven hour
belts, which I could picture me to gure out. I read somewhere as there is a seven hour time plane ride and a few thousand eir knee-length skirts,
wearing wrong. So wrong that not that there are enough guns in di erence between Greece and Euro. Kim and I each ordered consisting of 400 pleats, are
only am I out of ammunition, but America for every man, woman New York and we were dead three small gyro and a salad. representative of the 400 years
my pants have fallen down. and child, which tells me rst of tired. But, I knew if we fol- Greece was under Turkish oc-
all that there are way too many lowed Greece’s time schedule, e meal was beyond delicious cupation. Every 15 minutes a
It was getting late and I was guns in this country, and second we would avoid jet lag and be and unlike any gyros we had soldier approaches the guards
getting hungry. All they have of all, that I’m going to have to able to enjoy our trip. ever eaten in the states. and straightens the pleats on
to eat at gun shows is beef jerky start being nicer to children. their skirts to keep them in
and doughnuts, but you can We arrived at our hotel We walked around Athens pristine-looking condition.
wash it down with some home- Say hello at: [email protected] around noon and decided to after our amazing lunch and
made mead of you get thirsty. All get a bite to eat. After travel- reached the Presidential man- Our tour included a four-
of this is putting o a discussion ing eleven hours on a plane sion where the changing of the day cruise to Mykonos, where
and eating three meals of guard ceremony was taking we watched the neon orange
KOVACH their home just after midnight. airline food, we were ready for place. e Greek guards are sun melt into the Aegean Sea
ey called the police to report something good…really good. called Evzones. ey stand and the iconic windmills can
FROM PAGE 8 expressionless for one hour be- be seen from every point of
burglars rummaging around We settled on a taverna close fore being relieved from their the village. One of the wind-
this particular breed is character- downstairs. e couple locked to our hotel. Alexander was post in a disciplined ritual. mills has been turned into a
ized by a hereditary condition, themselves in the upstairs bed- our charming waiter and also museum. At any given time,
myotonia congenita, which room and waited for the police the owner of the establish-
causes the goats to sti en or fall to arrive. e o cers searched ment. He led us out to a lovely SEE FRANCELLA PAGE 12
over when startled. Also known the home and discovered that glass-enclosed structure
as Tennessee Fainting goats, the Roomba robot vacuum had which housed six small round JoifnorUs
Sti -legged goats or Tennessee turned itself on and was repeat- two-person tables. It was
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children were frightened when discovered a Roomba vacuum one I knew back home was
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The canine cavalry

Somers resident brings missing pets home

BY CAROL REIF neglecting her work. through their noses,” Whalen
also “scents” the area by pok-
STAFF WRITER en one of the volunteer ing holes in a box, lling it with
something yummy like bacon,
searchers suggested calling in and hanging it at least 10 feet o
the ground.
Harriet Dunkerley had lost the canine cavalry, John Whalen
When something trips the
her dog and she was about to of Missing Pet Pawlice. camera—hopefully not a rac-
coon, coyote or skunk—the pho-
lose her mind. e Somers animal lover has to goes right to his cell phone.

Bubba, adopted by her fam- not only learned to “think” like a But Harriet says Whalen’s
best skill is very low-tech—
ily only days before, had been runaway pup or kitty, he knows compassion.

spooked by something while be- how to keep their humans from “We were sitting at the kitch-
en table, working out the plan,
ing taken for a walk just outside completely freaking out. and I was like ‘We gotta go, go,
go.’ ” But Whalen’s calm, profes-
their Rockland County home. Whalen, a retired police o - sional demeanor convinced the
family to let him take the lead.
e German shepherd retreat- cer, ex-soldier, former National
After all, making themselves
ed up the front steps as if want- Guardsman and licensed pri- sick with worry wouldn’t bring
Bubba home any faster.
ing to go back inside, but when vate investigator, rst interviews
“It gave us some peace of mind
Dunkerley’s husband, John, tried “witnesses” to gather purr-tinent to know that he was out there,”
Harriet said.
to open the door, Bubba lunged data about the AWOL pet.
But sometimes it takes a vil-
at him and then disappeared Is it a Great Dane or Chihua- lage to nd a pet.

into a nearby woods. hua? A tabby or Maine coon? Harriet said the family was
also impressed by his willingness
Mistreated by his previous Was it wearing a collar or does it to accept help from all quarters,
as long as it was well-intentioned
owners, the 2-year-old pooch have a microchip? Was it chas- and not counterproductive.

was literally a quivering “bag ing a deer when it went miss- “My only goal is to bring the
dog home, not to be a hero,” ex-
of bones” when the Dunkerleys ing or, as in one of Whalen’s plained Whalen, who had set
a trap in Rockland Lake State
took him in. most memorable cases, brazenly Park where Bubba had appar-
ently been roaming.
“He was just scared of every- snatched from a shopping mall?
ree days later, although
thing,” Harriet recalled. What’s the animal’s personal- sightings had mounted, the Somers resident John Whalen’s love of animals led to him starting
pooch was still on the lam. Missing Pet Pawlice.
at night, the frantic fam- ity? Is it one of those hail-fel-
e clock was ticking, so, on a
ily searched for Bubba, shouting low-well-met types that will beg hunch, Harriet arose one day at
the crack of dawn and walked to
the dog’s name; a big mistake, anyone for a belly rub? Or is it the end of a fence on a private humanity,” she said. “It was heartbreaking,” he said
road. ere she espied a place
they later learned. likely to get snarly or—heaven Bubba might have been using to Whalen has truly walked a of one recent search that turned
get onto a nearby golf course.
Chasing or calling an animal forbid—bite or scratch when mile in the Dunkerleys’ well- up the body of a Putnam Coun-
She reached out to an ac-
that’s too terri ed to think of approached? Is it shy or aloof ? quaintance with connections in chewed slippers. ty client’s elderly dog.
the animal control world, bor-
anything but survival will only Whalen then unleashes his rowed a second trap, and with e proud doggie dad of Ma- Despite the tragic outcome,
help, set it up.
make it run farther. prodigious investigative and or- beline and Winnie, he had fos- Whalen said he was grateful to
e next day, there sat Bubba,
After posting pictures of Bub- ganizational powers, formulates looking, if not contrite, at least tered a sick Husky for more than have been able to lend the griev-
resigned.
ba on social media and scour- an “action plan,” posts easy-to- six months. ing owner his support.
Praising Whalen’s compas-
ing missing pet websites, the read neon signs with the missing sionate expertise as well as all Once well, Sasha was adopted Whalen was once teased
the volunteers’ “amazing” con-
Dunkerleys started to hear from animal’s photo and hands out tributions, Harriet said Bubba’s by a family from New York City, about his new avocation by a
recovery took “a real community
people who had spotted Bubba iers with contact information. e ort.” but then escaped while her new friend who thought he was bark-

near busy Route 9W. As soon as sightings come in, “It really restored our faith in owner was visiting friends in ing mad to chase “kitty cats at 3

e thought of their beloved Whalen uses paw icons to plot lower Westchester. in the morning.”

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the fear factor up more than just he has enough intel to pinpoint business, Whalen was over the o a Doberman’s back.

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“I wasn’t sleeping or eating,” ing, he sets up a feeding station, rant pup had been safely recap- giving someone back their pet,”

admits Harriet. A cantor for a humane trap and weatherproof tured in a humane trap. said the softhearted tough guy.

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Thursday, January 30, 2020 North Salem News – Page 11

Harckham announces
support for marijuana

legislation
Law would include funding for treatment
and education

Sen. Pete Harckham an- also visited Massachusetts to see islation now allows: individual
nounced today his support for
marijuana legalization that rst-hand how legalization was school districts to make their
includes much needed invest-
ments in substance abuse dis- working there. own plans for educating their
order treatment, mental health
programs and education e orts Legalization of marijuana students; municipalities to opt
aimed at highlighting the risks
of marijuana use. worries many residents, Harck- out; and municipalities to care-

Harckham also wants revenue ham noted, because of unre- fully establish zoning for mari-
from taxed dispensary sales fol-
lowing legalization to pay for solved issues related to the op- juana retailers and growers.
increased enforcement of DUI
laws. eration of motor vehicles while Finally, the amended legisla-

Harckham outlined his con- under the in uence of the drug, tion makes sure that the sales tax
ditional support for marijuana
legalization at a press confer- use by high school students on marijuana creates revenues State Senators Pete Harckham and Liz Krueger
ence held at the New York State Substance Use Disorder treat- communities, our mental health
Capitol alongside State Sen. and the documented e ect of that can be invested in commu- ment programs and education. programs and our residents.”
Liz Krueger, chair of the Senate
Finance Committee, who spon- the drug on developing young nities around the state, 25 per- is will be the lifeline for our
sored the Marijuana Regulation
and Taxation Act (S.1527B). brains, and legalization-related cent of which will specially ear- Your business card
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portion of the revenue—25 per- fornia. ere is also a broad Having spent several weeks
cent—toward treatment, educa-
tion and prevention. Additional feeling that marijuana leads traveling around the state as
resources would be dedicated
to local law enforcement to en- to other riskier behaviors. But a co-chair of the Joint Senate
hance DUI enforcement.
Harckham said that his discus- Task Force on Opioids, Addic-
“ e bottom line is this: I’m
for the legalization of marijuana sions with educators and law tion and Overdose Prevention,
in the State of New York,” said
Harckham, chair of the Senate enforcement o cials pointed Harckham said, “It is obvious we
Committee on Alcoholism and
Substance Abuse. “But it must to vaping and binge drinking as are in a crisis, which we are fail-
be legalization speci cally with
improvements that guarantee the biggest concerns regarding ing to meet through disinvest-
the safety and well-being of
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FRANCELLA had nally found out how to Forsooth, arise and begone!
correctly say the word GYRO.
FROM PAGE 9 So here’s to Greece, a beautiful

fresh sh are being pulled out country with beautiful people “You were talking in toilet paper the wrong way TRACY
of the sea and being served and an endless supply of your sleep last night,” just to make me crazy. BECKERMAN
in the many restaurants along “Yearrr-rows.” I said to my husband
the shore. when he stumbled into the “What did I say?” he won-
Contact Jo Ann at kitchen that morning. I handed dered.
Onto Santorini where we [email protected] I enjoy
visited the town of Oia with “Begone,” I replied.

its whitewashed houses carved writing my column and can be him a cup of espresso to jolt “I said ‘begone?’” he re-

into the cli s overlooking the found facilitating a Creative him out of his coma. peated.

stunning Aegean. e white Writing Class at the Somers “No, I wasn’t,” he said. “Yes.”

houses and blue roof tops are Library beginning February 4, “How would you know?” I He shook his head. “I

painted each year to keep the 2020. I would love to hear your asked. “You were asleep. I was would never say ‘begone.’ I’d the cobblestone streets of Old

small town looking postcard stories. not asleep… because you were say, ‘Get lost,’ but I wouldn’t say England from lollygaggers. Or

perfect. talking in your sleep.” ‘begone.’ I think you heard it maybe he dreamed it was 200

Our tour also took us into “I don’t talk in my sleep,” he wrong. Maybe I said, ‘poupon.’” years ago and I was berating

Turkey where we strolled Fun Facts said as he sat down at the table. “Were you dreaming about him for hanging the toilet paper
along the roads of Ephesus, by Jo Ann e dog came over for a scratch mustard?” I said. the wrong way and he yelled at
an ancient city of ruins on the me to “begone.”
Ionia coast. behind the ears or maybe just to “Unlikely,” he admitted.
take my husband’s side. We were both silent as we is wasn’t the rst time he

Upon our return home, “Well, you did last night,” I wondered what had inspired had talked in his sleep. ere

friends and relatives asked how Gyros were invented in said. “And you were very ada- him to yell out “begone” in his was the time he did a musical
we enjoyed our trip. Besides Turkey in the 18th mant about it.” sleep. Maybe he had dreamed countdown and conducted an
telling them that the weather he was a king’s attendant in a orchestra while he slept, smack-
Now my husband was inter-

was sublime, the food delicious or 19th century. In ested. I’m sure he thought he Shakespeare play, or a French ing me in the face as he directed
and the structures, culture Greece, the word gyro had perhaps divulged some hus- knight in a Monty Python the string section. Another time
and people amazing, the most means turn. band secret from deep within movie. Perhaps he was a hob- he yelled out, “Who’s there?!”
important piece of informa- his subconscious, like, the fact bit standing his ground in the and I jumped out of bed and

tion I gave them was that I that he purposely hangs the Shire, or a constable clearing hid in the closet thinking there

was an intruder in the house.

And one time he told me to

bring the camels inside, even

though we lived in the sub-

urbs and we weren’t zoned for

domesticated desert pets.

Sleeping with my husband

was not restful, but it was cer-

tainly entertaining.

“Did I say anything else,” he

asked, hoping for some insight

into the source of his nocturnal

mumblings.

I thought for a moment. He

had said some other things but

mostly under his breath so I

couldn’t make them out.

“I don’t know,” I nally said.

“Maybe I dreamed it.”

“Probably,” he said. “’Cuz I

would never say ‘begone.’”

“OK. Anyway, honey, I have

to run,” I said, putting on my

jacket. “I have an appointment.

Would you mind taking the dog

Add Value out?”
I thrust the leash at him.
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Thursday, January 30, 2020 Sports North Salem News – Page 13

Senior Liz Squire had 19
points, 10 rebounds and

4 blocks in a win over
Carmel on Friday, Jan. 24.

FILE PHOTO/ROB DIANTONIO

Ava Jolley took first
place in the 1,500-meter

run at the Westchester
County Championships

on Friday, Jan. 24.

FILE PHOTO/VIC MCGEE

VRarosuitnydu1/17p-1/26 NORTH SALEM 70, EDGEMONT 48 quarter buried the home team.
Tuesday, Jan. 21 (Edgemont High Scoring by Quarter
Track and Field 3,000-meter run (11:03.86). • First: North Salem 13, Port Chester
• e North Salem girls 4x400 relay School)
WESTCHESTER COUNTY North Salem’s dominant week started 10
CHAMPIONSHIPS team nished in eighth place out of 17 • Second: North Salem 8, Port Chester
teams (4:25.27). at Edgemont High School, where the Ti-
Friday, Jan. 24, The Armory (New York gers shot a staggering 61 percent from the 7
City) Boys Basketball • ird: North Salem 28, Port Chester 5
(7-6, 1-0) oor, including 32 of 44 (73 percent) on • Fourth: North Salem 15, Port Chester
• Junior Ava Jolley nished in rst place 2-point eld goals.
out of 25 runners in the 1,500-meter run North Salem cracked 60 points in just 15
(4:47.40), edging Kaitlyn Casas. a fresh- one of their rst eight games, when they Scoring by Quarter Stat Leaders:
man from New Rochelle, by 2 seconds. started 2-6. e Tigers have been ring • First: North Salem 20, Edgemont 13 • Anthony Foglia: 8 points (4-4 FG), 3
on all cylinders ever since, scoring 60-plus • Second: North Salem 13, Edgemont 9
• Senior Katie Mogg nished in 31st points in every one of their ve consecu- • ird: North Salem 21, Edgemont 16 rebounds, 3 steals
place out of 133 runners in the 55-meter tive wins. During the win streak, they’ve • Fourth: North Salem 16, Edgemont • Christian Nortberto: 13 points (3-9
dash (7.95) and in 17th place out of 64 outscored their opponents, 326 to 228— 10
runners in the 300-meter dash (45.24). an almost 20 point per game margin. Stat Leaders: FG, 4-4 FT), 2 rebounds, 2 steals
• Kevin Ryan: 19 points (8-11 FG, 3-3 • Steven Herlihy: 11 points (4-8 FG,
• Senior Juliette Intrieri nished in FT), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, 4 steals
seventh place out of 17 runners in the • Mike Horan: 13 points (5-6 FG), 5 1-2 FT), 3 rebounds, 1 steal
rebounds, 2 steals • Kevin Ryan: 11 points (4-10 FG, 3-5
• Roger Squire: 16 points (8-12 FG), 5
rebounds, 1 block FT), 4 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal
• Anthony Foglia: 8 points (4-4 FG), 5
rebounds NORTH SALEM 61, BREWSTER 46
Friday, Jan. 24 (North Salem High
NORTH SALEM 64, PORT CHESTER 34
Wednesday, Jan. 22 (Port Chester High School)
ree-point shooting (10-24) and solid
School)
In their second game of the week, North rebounding helped North Salem win their
third game of the week.
Salem held just a 4-point halftime advan-
tage over Port Chester. But a 28-5 third Scoring by Quarter
• First: Brewster 17, North Salem 16
• Second: North Salem 18, Brewster 8

SEE ROUNDUP PAGE 15


Page 14 – North Salem News SPORTS Thursday, January 30, 2020

Former Baltimore Ravens
running back Ray Rice visits

Somers elementary school
students in 2012.

SUPER BOWL FILE PHOTO/RICH MONETTI

Westchester gridiron greats

BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER Rice went on to star at Rutgers University Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vi- boys and two seasons with the Chicago
SPORTS EDITOR and was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in kings and New York Giants. He was a Bears. On Dec. 30, 1979, Saldi caught the
the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. member of the Giants team that defeated
Dozens of Westchester and Putnam na- the New England Patriots, 21-17, in Super nal touchdown pass thrown by Roger
tives have played in the National Football In Super Bowl XLVII, Rice carried the Bowl XLVI. Staubach, who was inducted into the Pro
League, including several from John Jay and ball 20 times for 59 yards, helping the Ra- Football Hall of Fame in 1985.
Yorktown high schools, but only eight have vens defeat the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31. JORDAN LUCAS
made it to the Super Bowl. He also caught 4 passes for 19 yards. New Rochelle High School BOB HYLAND
Jordan Lucas, the only active player on Archbishop Stepinac (Class of 1963)
ART MONK GEORGE STARKE Bob Hyland, an o ensive guard, won Su-
White Plains High School (Class of 1976) New Rochelle High School (Class of 1966) this list, has technically yet to play in a Su-
Art Monk, a wide receiver who spent Ray Rice wasn’t the rst Huguenot to per Bowl. e former New Rochelle High per Bowl II as a member of the Green Bay
School player will make his Big Game de- Packers. e White Plains native played
most of his 14-year career with the Wash- bring the Vince Lombardi Trophy to New but with the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, high school football at Archbishop St-
ington Redskins, is the only Westchester Rochelle. O ensive lineman George Starke Feb. 2, against the San Francisco 49ers. epinac. He continued his career at Boston
native in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. won a Super Bowl in 1983 with the Wash- College and was drafted in the rst round
ington Redskins, the only team he played Lucas, a running back and defensive (ninth overall) of the 1967 NFL Draft by
Monk, after graduating from White for during his 12-year professional career. back, played for New Rochelle until 2010. the Packers,the reigning Super Bowl cham-
Plains High School, played college football He appeared in another Super Bowl in In 2011, he transferred to Worcester Acad- pions.
at Syracuse University. After four years, he 1984, his nal year in the NFL. emy, a private school in Massachusetts. e
was taken by the Washington Redskins in three-star recruit continued his football ca- Hyland played 136 games during his 11-
the rst round (18th overall) of the 1980 After graduating from New Rochelle reer at Penn State University, playing both year career, which also included stints with
NFL Draft. High School in 1966, Starke attended cornerback and safety. the Chicago Bears, New York Giants and
Columbia University, where he played for New England Patriots.
During his career, Monk was selected to the school’s football and basketball teams. Lucas was drafted by the Miami Dol-
the Pro Bowl three times, earned rst-team He was taken by the Redskins in the 11th phins in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL After his playing days, Hyland returned
All-Pro honors once (1984), and won three round of the 1971 NFL Draft, but didn’t Draft. After playing two seasons for the home to White Plains, where he opened
Super Bowls (1983, 1988, 1992). He also debut with the team until the 1973 season. Dolphins, Lucas was traded to the Kansas the now-defunct Sports Page pub. In 2011,
appeared in and lost another Super Bowl He was named by the Washington Red- City Chiefs in 2018. Hyland campaigned for mayor of White
in 1984. skins as one of their “80 Greatest Redskins.” Plains. He still lives in White Plains today.
JAY SALDI
Monk was a dominant force in Super JIMMY KENNEDY White Plains High School (Class of 1972) RICK MOSER
Bowl XXVI. At 34 years old, he caught 7 Roosevelt High School (Class of 1999) Jay Saldi was an All-American linebacker Scarsdale High School (Class of 1974)
passes for 113 yards, as the Redskins de- Jimmy Kennedy, a Yonkers native, Rick Moser made the most of his ve-year
feated the Bu alo Bills, 37-24. and tight end at White Plains High School.
wrapped up his nine-year professional career Because of injuries, Saldi nished his col- NFL career, winning two Super Bowls with
Monk, who played two more seasons in February 2012 with a Super Bowl victory lege career at the University of South Caro- the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1978 and 1979.
(with the New York Jets in 1994 and the as a member of the New York Giants. lina with just 15 receptions. He was not
Philadelphia Eagles in 1995), was inducted drafted in 1976 but signed as an undrafted After graduating from Scarsdale High
into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016. Kennedy played at Roosevelt High free agent with the Dallas Cowboys.He was School, the running back played college
School under legendary coach Tony De- the team’s backup tight end was a standout football at the University of Rhode Island,
RAY RICE Matteo, now at Somers. Kennedy went on special teams players. where he was a two-time rst-team NCAA
New Rochelle High School (Class of to become a four-year defensive starter at Academic All-American.
Penn State under another legendary coach, He was named captain of the special
2004) Joe Paterno. teams unit in 1977.In the NFC Champion- Moser, who primarily played special
In just six years in the league, Baltimore ship game, a 23-6 win over Minnesota Vi- teams in his career, was drafted by the Steel-
At Penn State, Kennedy was named the kings, Saldi made a fumble recovery in punt ers in the eighth round the 1978 NFL Draft.
Ravens running back Ray Rice was selected 2002 Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the coverage. Saldi, su ering from a bruised leg
to the Pro Bowl three times,was named sec- Year and was a two-time rst-team All-Big muscle, was deactivated for Super Bowl XII, He also played with the Miami Dolphins,
ond-team All-Pro twice,and won the Super Ten selection. which the Cowboys won over the Denver Kansas City Chiefs, and Tampa Bay Buc-
Bowl in 2013. Broncos, 27-10. caneers.
Kennedy was taken by the St. Louis
During his senior year at New Rochelle Rams with the 12th pick of the 2003 NFL He spent seven seasons with the Cow- After his football career ended, Moser
High School, Rice carried the ball 122 Draft. He also played with the Chicago became an actor, landing roles in “Dazed in
times for 1,192 yards and 23 touchdowns. Confused,” “ e Facts of Life,” “Di ’rent
Strokes,”“General Hospital,” and others.


Thursday, January 30, 2020 SPORTS North Salem News – Page 15

ROUNDUP Girls Basketball home with four all-county wres- Thursday, Jan. 23 (Brewster Friday, Jan. 24 (The Ice Hutch,
(8-6, 0-1) tlers (top six) at the Westchester High School) Mount Vernon)
FROM PAGE 13 County Championships at Lin-
NORTH SALEM 51,CARMEL 32 coln High School. e Tuskers also Dominic Barrella (99 pounds) e BYSNS fell to New Ro-
• ird: North Salem 17, Friday, Jan. 24 (Carmel High placed 10th out of 26 teams with picked up a win by forfeit. chelle 4-3 in overtime, led by
Brewster 8 63 points. Sava Makarenko (1G), Tommy
School) PETE CARUSO MAHOPAC Eberhardt (1G), Brien Suchanek
• Fourth: Brewster 13, North North Salem won their second “I feel we wrestled well overall TOURNAMENT (1G), Frankie Vigiletti (1A), Car-
Salem 10 but I don’t think we wrestled up son Brunco (1A), Timmy Froessel
straight game with a 19-point road to our potential,” coach Ron DiS- Sunday, Jan. 25 (Mahopac High (1A), and Hawken Hellebo (12
Stat Leaders: win over Carmel. Senior captains anto said. “Some guys made small School) saves).
• Steven Herlihy: 17 points Liz Squire (19 points, 10 rebounds mistakes that cost them matches.
(6-14 FG), 4 rebounds, 1 steal 4 blocks) and Julia DeSanto (18 Knowing that we weren’t at our Dominic Barrella (99 pounds) BYSNS’ co-coach Joey Bonita-
• Roger Squire: 9 points (3-9 points, 5 steals) led the way for the best and still nished top 10 in the picked up a quarter nal win over tibus said he was extremely happy
FG, 2-4 FT), 9 rebounds, 4 Tigers. county was a good sign.” Middletown’s Manny Saenz by with his team’s performance,which
blocks, 1 steal majority decision (13-4). He was saw it overcome two de cits,before
• Kevin Ryan: 14 points (6- UPCOMING SCHEDULE Dominic Barrella, a North Sa- defeated by fall in both the semi- Suchanek tied the game to force
10 FG, 1-4 FT), 4 rebounds, 1 • Wednesday, Jan. 29, @ Dobbs lem eighth-grader, placed fourth overtime.
block, 1 steal at 99 pounds. He had a 5-1 lead nals and the third-place conso-
• Anthony Foglia: 4 points Ferry, 4:30 p.m. in the semi nals but was pinned in lation match, nishing in fourth “We were down two goals early,
(2-4 FG), 6 rebounds, 1 assist, • Friday, Jan. 31, @ Briarcli , the second period by Pleasantville’s place in his weight class. came back in the second period
1 steal Christian Perlleshi. Perlleshi went and tied it up,” Bonitatibus said.
• Christian Norberto: 9 points 4:30 p.m. on to win the tournament. Hockey “We went down late in the third
(3-6 FG, 2-3 FT), 2 rebounds, • Saturday, Feb. 1, vs. Rye Neck, (4-11) but never gave up and scored with
1 steal “Dom has been having nose- half a second on the clock. Unfor-
1 p.m. bleed problems so he has to wrestle CARMEL 2,BYSNS 0 tunately one mistake in overtime
UPCOMING SCHEDULE wearing a protective mask,” DiS- Thursday, Jan. 23 (Brewster Ice caused the loss. I’m proud of this
• Monday, Jan. 27, vs. Keio Wrestling anto said. “It has been a challeng- team for never giving up and put-
ing adjustment but he grinded Arena) ting their hearts into that game.”
Academy, 6 p.m. WESTCHESTER COUNTY through.” BYSNS’ goalie Matt Gergley
• Wednesday, Jan. 29, @ Pawl- CHAMPIONSHIPS e BYSNS are scheduled to re-
BREWSTER 60,SOMERS made 22 saves in a 2-0 loss against turn to action, 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb.
ing, 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19 (Lincoln High NORTH SALEM 26 Carmel. 1, when they play rival Lakeland/
• Saturday, Feb. 1, vs. Rye School) Panas, at Brewster Ice Arena.
NEW ROCHELLE 4,BYSNS 3 OT
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Thursday, January 30, 2020 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE North Salem News – Page 17

Applications being accepted for seasonal park rangers

Deadline to apply is Feb. 14

e Westchester County Department To qualify, applicants must be a high

of Public Safety is accepting applications school graduate, at least 19 years of age,

for seasonal park rangers to patrol County a U.S. citizen, and possess a valid New

parks this summer. Applications are due York State driver’s license by the time of

by February 14 and are available online appointment. Preference in hiring may be

at the Department of Public Safety’s web shown to Westchester residents.

pages: http://publicsafety.westchestergov. Accepted candidates must attend a

com. 121-hour peace o cer training program

Uniformed park rangers work under at the Westchester County Police Acad-

the supervision of County police o cers emy.

to maintain a safe and enjoyable atmo- Public Safety Commissioner omas

sphere in the county’s parks. ey assist A. Gleason said persons interested in law

park users, provide information on park enforcement careers often bene t greatly

rules and procedures, help in searches for from the experience gained by working as

lost children, perform basic rst aid on summer park rangers.

occasion and make regular security checks “Park Rangers receive Police Academy

of buildings and facilities. training and work under the supervision

First-time park rangers are paid $14 of County police o cers,” Gleason said.

hourly. Salaries are higher for those who “ is provides a unique view into the law

have worked as a ranger for the County enforcement eld and some of the poten-

previously. tial career opportunities that exist.”

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