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Observing Students share
Memorial Day experiences in
‘On My Mind’
PHOTO COURTESY OF PETER SCHMITT SR.
BY ALEXA SCHAUB
Somers Scouts lead by Somers Troop 376 replaced American ags on the grave sites of Somers veterans at Ivandell, St Joesph’s OPTIONS INTERN
and Todd Cemeteries in Somers ahead of Memorial Day. Despite the rain, many Scouts, parents, friends, family and local veter-
ans braved the weather and came out to assist in the e ort. e Somers VFW Post coordinated this activity and Troop 376 has More than 200 students from schools
recently accepted the responsibility for the annual implementation as another community service program that they will perform. around New York and Connecticut had
Look for photos from Somers Memorial Day parade in an upcoming issue. their work published in the Northeast
Westchester Rotary Club’s 14th edition
of “On My Mind,” presented on May
15 at JFK Catholic High School.
Local author, teacher and radio host
Vin Dacquino wrote the introduction
in the published book, which is a col-
lection of writing and arts from the di-
verse group of students. He was also the
keynote speaker at the event.
e main goal of the Rotary Club
when it started fourteen years ago was
to unite young able minds from di-
verging backgrounds, connect them
through their work, and “to make a
positive di erence in the life of others”
said John Katzenstein, who welcomed
the audience to the annual book launch.
“On My Mind 2019 includes prose,
poetry and artwork (for the rst time)
from a record 250 students, from a re-
cord sixteen schools from urban, sub-
urban and rural areas, from the Catskill
Mountains 100 miles north of Somers to
the Bronx forty miles south of Somers,”
Katzenstein said. “ e submissions are
powerful, inspirational, meaningful and,
perhaps cathartic. e published stu-
dent authors eloquently expressed their
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Thursday, May 30, 2019 The Somers Record – Page 3
Somers teen hosts
BY JESSICA JAFET
For her senior project, Samantha Reyes knew she wanted to do something “big
and extravagant.” So when the time came in April to present it to her Somers
High School classmates, the 17-year old took to the stage and recorded an episode
of her original podcast, “FashionYour Passion,” in front of 250 people.
“What I decided to do was a live podcast recording—it was all about how you Samantha Reyes
can nd your passion—what your passion is right now,” she said. After complet-
ing a personal inquiry project in tenth grade about mental health and then later Recording from her home
studying public and motivational speaking, the con dent teen was moved to take the studio or at other locations
valuable lessons she had gleaned and begin recording a weekly podcast. She said she with various guests, like teach-
considers it her “brand,”along with a website she created with inspirational writings ers and friends, the aspiring rab-
and words of spiritual discovery. bi and motivational speaker wants
e podcast, titled “Fashion Your Passion,” can be found on major platforms like listeners to “uncover their gifts” and
Apple, Spotify and Google podcasts and has thus far received 1,400 downloads. fashion a life of purpose and meaning.
ough it is geared toward teens, Reyes explained that the content can be applied to Episode topics for the podcast are based
anyone on their life journey. o of surveys Reyes had distributed to stu-
“I really wanted to give out practical advice and tangible tips that I have used to dents from all grades in her school. Issues include time management, friendships,
“fashion my passion,” Reyes said. “ ere is only so much work you can do in nding staying focused in class, procrastination, college prep and dealing with family.
your passion—there are a bunch of other things you need to set up in your life that SEE REYES PAGE 5
will help you uncover it or un-fog that mirror.”
ON MY MIND wielded their words to show their “vision allows us to bring the published student and Fiona Youngs.
FROM PAGE 1
for the future.” authors together, to be recognized, to read From JFK Catholic High School: De-
“Literary travel has no boundaries,” their works and to meet their fellow au- nis Burov, Suzanne Collado, Samantha
emotions, their inner thoughts, their pain, Dacquino said, inspiring these newly pub- thors and artists.” Cortes, Grace Dillon, Julia Ennis, So-
their despair, their fears, their loneliness, lished authors, telling them that they have Katzenstein thanked Putnam County phia Frantzeskos, Caroline Girolamo,
their confusion, but also their optimistic the right to share their words with the Savings Bank for their signi cant nancial Trey Green, Jasmine Henriques, Jack
hope for a better tomorrow.” world. “Writers are ghters, ghting for support in helping publish the book. Howard, William Howley, Jillian Jones,
Many of the students who had con- the right to be heard.” “ e sense of achievement and pride on Abigail Krebs, Brian Massello, Ryan Mo-
tributed their writing and artwork to “On Dacquino encouraged the young au- the faces of the students, parents, teach- lina, Kit Mulvey, Rianne Phillips, Mad-
My Mind” were at the book launch and thors to keep writing. In addition, he had ers and administrators, at the book launch, eleine Smyth, Gabriella Stellwagen, Na-
read aloud their stories and poems. Katy read and edited all the individual pieces was priceless,” Katzenstein said. “’On My vya omas and Elizabeth Zuzarte. Out
Zottoli, a senior at Somers High School, written by each student and said it was Mind’ is a labor of love for the Northeast of these many students, Kit Mulvey and
had one of her written pieces published “quite the experience.” Westchester Rotary Club.” Rianne Phillips read their pieces to the
in the book and shared her work with He congratulated the writers on their e following local students had their crowd. Mulvey read her poem “Light”, and
the audience. Her piece was called “His- accomplishment and recognized the dif- work published in this year’s edition: Phillips read her poem “Always Be With
tory’s Greatest Hits” and it had also been culty to “open your mind” to the public. From Somers High School: Patrick Me” about a signi cant parental gure.
her college essay. e essay was about how Katzenstein said students receive a great Bridgham, Abigail Brooks, Alexa Cas- From Westchester Exceptional Chil-
music transcends time. bene t by expressing themselves and be- ciano, Lauren Chan, Shannon Comiskey, dren’s School: Sasha Monet Hurley.
“I think the mission of this program is ing published and, in turn, the commu- Robert Dedvukaj, Jordan Faust, Lucas Fe- “It is remarkable to see all those young
really important,” Zottoli said. “ ey are nity bene ts from the gift of reading their dele, Dominique Fiorini, Catherine Gard- people from di erent backgrounds meet
connecting a bunch of di erent groups words and from their artwork. ner, Emma Jones, Sydney Kahn, Gabriello for the rst time and show support and
of schools and students together. And it’s “ ey have touched our hearts, our souls Lima, Maggie Longworth, Nick Maestri, empathy for each other during their read-
also really neat to say that you’re a pub- and opened our minds and we are thankful Robin Masterson, Kiley Matschke, Robert ings,” said Rotary member Stanley Herz.
lished author.” for the enlightenment,” Katzenstein said. Moore, Jacob Piazza, Alex Pittman, Chloe e Rotary Club strives to improve the
During his talk, Dacquino ponti cated “ e cover of ‘On My Mind’ conveys the Pittman, Evan Ritzcovan, Cameron Saks, lives of people within the community and
on just how powerful the written word can idea that the future of the world is in the Ryan Savino, Nitin Seshadri, Adrianna the world. Visit NEWrotaryclub.org for
be, and how each of the student authors hands of our students. e book launch Tagayun, Lyndsey Tooma, Jalen Wilson more information.
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ton’s John Hansen, who discussed how an address or location, which means it
the district has gotten to where it is today, can be quickly identi ed when triggered.
projectwise, and what it should expect in
the next few months. Meanwhile, the district went out to
bid on two new security vestibules at
Last summer, the district re-turfed, and Primrose Elementary School and at the
installed “anti-injury pads,” the playing middle school. Work began in October
and was wrapped up just before the end
elds at Somers High School.
e high school’s tness center project SEE PROJECTS PAGE 5
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PROJECTS over the next few weeks at SMS to start some of the bigger proj- told him. “during hours, or during a second
FROM PAGE 4
and SIS, Hansen said. By June, ects, including replacing “nearly Roo ng projects, on the other shift,” he said.
they should also be in place at the entire roof ” at Primrose, n- hand, can run into problems, such e district is working towards
of winter break 2019. SHS and Primrose. ishing up the SIS and SHS roofs, as weather, Hansen said. having every space either cooled
e transition to the new secu- Also ongoing are two roof- installing new rooftop “air-han- But if all goes as planned, all the by central air, or window units,
rity vestibules—for both faculty ing projects. To date, about 6,000 dling units” at SIS and making projects should be wrapped up by but is concentrating on the large
and visitors—appears to have been square feet of roof has been re- electrical upgrades at SMS. Aug. 28, he said. spaces, like the gym or the com-
made “seamlessly,”Hansen said. placed at SIS and 3,000 square Lighting and audio systems, in- Crowley noted that despite mons cafeteria at the high school,
Currently, Triton is overseeing feet at SHS. cluding a new mixing studio, are that, the district is anticipating which is about to institute a “com-
work “in anticipation of the sum- e contractor has been work- planned for the SHS auditorium that a “punch work list,” aka “snag munity lunch” period, said school
mer of 2019,” he said. ing nights and weekends to com- as are new draping and cyclorama, list,” or unforeseen things that Superintendent Dr. Raymond
One of the biggest provisions plete non-structural façade work a motorized drape that sits at the arise, could take the work into Blanch. is means that there will
of the $13.6 project was the VoIP, such as repointing the parapet, or back of the stage. September. be a bunch more kids packed into
or voiceover IP, system, where the low protective wall along the edge Board member Joseph A. Some of that work can be done that space during a speci c time.
old copper line technology is be- of the roof, at SMS. Marra asked Hansen to elaborate
ing switched over to an internet- Looking ahead to this summer, about air conditioning. Every-
provided one. Hansen said, the day after school thing should be done by the time RE-ELECT
New phones will be “deployed” ends, contractors will be arriving students return this fall, Hansen MCJuDsticEeRMiMchaeOl JT. T
REYES of school, the honors student has in the fall with a plan to major in
been involved in student govern- Jewish Studies and Communica-
FROM PAGE 3 ment, community service projects tions, while continuing her weekly
and with interfaith youth groups. podcast.
“Although it is going to change Along the way, Reyes found that
over time, I feel like it’s having listening to her favorite motiva- “I want to have it impact more
something that you are excited tional speakers made her want to than just Somers High School,”
about to get out of bed to pursue,or Reyes said. “I want to have a bunch
you dream about at night; having share the powerful sentiments in of motivational speaking engage-
something like that in your life that her own individual way. ments in the U.S. and all around “Thank you for all that you do to keep our town
safe and your continued support of the PTSA.”
you can hold on to. I want to help “I feel like a big thing is for me the world.”
people enhance their lives, to create to give people tips that improve ev- As a last piece of advice,she add- —Christine Spencer & Jessica Goldberg, SHS PTSA Driver Safety Co-Chairs
the clarity and that inner peace that eryday life so that eventually, a pas- ed: “As a whole, you are the only
a lot of people seek.” sion will just click and happen and person who is in control of your
VOTE ON PRIMARY DAY—TUES. JUNE 25, 2019e eldest of three sisters, Sam- it will be like, ‘I’ve enjoyed this for life. You can blame other people,
mi (as she is known) attended so long, I can pursue this as some- other situations, but it is not what JUDGEMCDERMOTT.COMNominated by the Somers Republican, Conservative and Independence Committees
Somers’schools and spent a semes- thing that will make me happy; let happens to you that is the issue,
ter studying in Israel during her me engage in this more.” it is the way in which you react to
junior year. Besides teaching He- what happens. It is not happening
e soon-to-be graduate will at-
brew and Jewish History outside tend San Diego State University to you, it is happening for you.” PAID FOR BY JUDGE MICHAEL J. MCDERMOTT
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e Somers Library is located at 82 Primrose St. Mondays, June 10, July 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct.
Register for programs at somerslibrary.org or by 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. No
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an impact on your library & your community? books to be read. For the May meeting, we will
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in a private setting. No appointment is necessary. tree! Topics covered will be: How to get started,
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leave a message on the SBIC helpline at 914-231- tions; Charts and software programs; Collecting
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name, number, a time to call between 9 a.m.—5 resources, Ancestry.com, etc.), census, probate
p.m. and whether your interest is in Medicare ser- records and newspapers. Upcoming Presenta-
vices or other bene ts. A counselor will return your tions: Beyond Beginner Genealogy June 15 from
call within two business days. SBIC will not meet 11-12:30 p.m.
MATERIALS on days the Somers schools are closed due to snow. SEE LIBRARY PAGE 21
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wolf pups born
in South Salem
e Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem was howling with
excitement last month, when Trumpet, one of its endangered Mexican
gray wolves, gave birth to a litter of ve.
One of the newborn pups, born April 26, is to be released back into
the wild, and was own to Arizona on May 9. She was placed in the
Sa el wild wolf pack, where the breeding female had just given birth
to her own litter.
e Wolf Conservation Center describes it as cross-fostering, which
is a coordinated event where captive-born pups are introduced into a
similar-aged wild litter to be raised by surrogate (basically substitute)
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e Emerald Isle, part I Hear! Hear!
One of my duties as your MAN box- it’s only really dangerous I’ve always believed if you THE
faithful servant is to OVERBOARD to me since every time I pop the don’t experience some- SEASONED
report back to you from RICK straw through the top, a siphon thing yourself you really CITIZEN
interesting locations that I might MELÉN immediately forms and drains can’t understand it. You can
visit during my yearly vacation. the entire contents into my lap, sympathize, but you cannot ADRIENNE
For those of you who don’t get to and I have to spend the next 15 empathize. So it is with being KAVELLE
travel as much as you’d like, feel minutes thinking up an interest- hearing impaired.
free to live vicariously through me. ing story to go with it. e next For two weeks my right ear
As a word of caution, you should thing I know we’re passing over lost its function to a rock-hard
be aware that I do a lot of dumb things, so you may Greenland, and I know everyone is all excited to see invasion of wax. In order to soften it up for removal, I needed to
also hospitalize yourself vicariously through me. what’s under the polar ice caps now that everything put three drops of medication into that ear four times a day. Not
At JFK Airport we breathed a sigh of relief: we’re is melting. I have to be honest, from 30,000 feet up only did this impede my day, it also reduced my ability to hear even
nally on vacation! All our stress and worry vanish it doesn’t look to me like it will ever be a fantastic more so. Never before did I appreciate the wonder of bilateral
as we step up to the counter to check our bags. A vacation spot. I picture myself sometime in the hearing.
HUNDRED BUCKS EACH to check our bags? future trying to unload a time share that I bought After two weeks (seemed more like two years) my sister, Nell,
Are you kidding me? Why should I pay a hundred there. and I drove to the doctor’s o ce once more to hopefully have the
bucks when it’s not my idea that you check the Soon we were in Scotland- you never stop to foreign object removed. It was with great trepidation that I eased
bags in the rst place! ere’s nothing dangerous in realize how many great things come from Scot- myself into his chair and tilted my head. Dear friends, it worked…
them, like a juice box or anything, but my wife says land: Scotch whiskey, Scottish terriers, Scott’s took about 45 minutes, but my hearing is now back to normal.
that’s not what checking the bags means. I started lawn products, Scotch Tape. We took the subway And I didn’t have to travel to London after all. My American
to calm down once we got queued up for the to Kelvingrove Park and checked out the museum ENT was as knowledgeable as the British physician who wrote the
security check. We had 45 minutes to relax on the there to discover the in uence of Scottish artists de nitive book.
line as we tried to solve the maze to the TSA area. and designers. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was Kermit the Frog says,“It’s not easy being green.” I say,“It’s not
All our stress and worry vanish, until we have a full featured in an exhibit of furniture and art, which easy being alone and facing frightening changes in life.” Being
30 seconds to remove everything from our pockets, became known as the “Glasgow Style.” His fur- alone exacerbates fears because not verbalizing them just causes us
take our electronic items out of our carry-on bags, niture was a xture in the Cranston Tea Rooms, to dwell more on their negative aspects.
take o our shoes and jackets and put everything which were every bit as much of a part of Glasgow Regaining my bilateral hearing reminded me of a coping story
into the bins. I’m holding everybody up because I life in the 1800s as Starbucks is to American life my grandmother told: ere was once a farmer who lived with his
keep forgetting where I have everything stashed in today. e Scottish art wing featured the works of wife and ve daughters in a one room wooden shack. Feeling the
various pockets. I make the TSA girl promise in ad- the “Glasgow Boys,” James Guthrie, George Henry, need for some breathing space, he asked the leader of his com-
vance not to laugh at anything she might see during William Kennedy and E. A. Hornel, among others. munity what to do. “Bring in the chickens,”the wise man replied.
the body scan but she laughs anyway. I told a joke My favorites were called “crepuscules,” or scenes After a week the frustrated father returned and complained about
at the same time as my scan so I wouldn’t know of twilight, with their unusual lighting and color. the chickens. “Bring in the goat,”suggested the seer. In the weeks
what exactly she was laughing at. We get ready to Down the hall a provocative work by Dali depicts that followed, the horse and cow were also added until the farmer,
board the plane and I feel like I’ve been through a Christ on the cross as pictured from above. pushed to the end of his patience, appealed once more to the sage.
car wash with the top down. We shopped famous Buchanan Street, which is “Let out the chickens,”came the helpful reply.
Finally the plane takes o and I can sit back and su ering from the same Banana Republic-itis as all So it was with my hearing disability. Once it was gone any
relax. You want to know how much I can sit back other iconic pedestrian malls in the world, the high other complaint I had seemed easier to live with. I had, in essence,
and relax? An inch and a quarter, that’s how far my rents that are outstripping the ability of small and “let out the chickens”which, in comparison, gave me less to worry
seat reclines. But I’m not complaining, because I eclectic local shops to survive, making for a homo- about.
have a 5” by 7” pillow for my 8 1/2” by 11” head, and geneous global experience. But the people-watching My grandmother would have called my experience a “life lesson”
I’m going to nap until we get to Glasgow. 20 min- is always worth the trip- there aren’t that many and reminded me that as long as you wake up in the morning, you
utes later I wake up because I don’t want to miss places where you can nd bag-pipe street buskers. have nothing to complain about. Wise woman my grandmother!
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“It’s impossible to opener! As our Mom would say: “Wowee!”
Tell the sun to leave the sky “In the late 70s, Vince Cardell became a pro-
It is just impossible tegee of Liberace. He appeared alongside him
It’s impossible to on stage and became such an integral part of
Ask a baby not to cry Liberace’s act, they would wear identical out ts.
It’s just impossible Liberace produced Cardell’s rst albums and they
Can I hold you closer to me toured together until 1981. His playing and ashy
And not feel you goin’ through me? costumes were much like his mentor. He was
Split the second reviewed as having a pleasant
That I never think of you musical style but with a tendency
Oh, how impossible......” WHATWAS to play in an ‘overblown’ manner.”
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Bud and I danced to our fa-
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by Perry Como many, SCHEFFER Gaylord Opryland in Nashville,
Tennessee, for the last six years
many times. Back on many a of his professional life. His act
Saturday evening in the very ear- featured showy water fountains,
ly 70s, along with three or four lasers and other ashy scenery.
other couples, we’d dress in our nest and head In the Michael Douglas movie about Liberace,
to the Ember Room at the White Plains Hotel “Behind the Candelabra,” the character of Billy
(now long-gone). Featured at the Ember Room Leatherwood was based on Vince Cardell. It was
was the fabulous “Vince Cardell Trio”--they kept de nitely an education for me to “see” the di erent MichaelMichael O'Donovan
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areas are nothing short of striking. into each plate, exceptional service and the wine e clubhouse was designed by world-renowned
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factor as well. While the setting in the clubhouse is A 1990 graduate of the Culinary Institute of of architecture at Yale University, who has designed
as equally alluring as the property, the day typically America, Quattrocchi, who grew up right in Somers, some iconic New York City buildings. e clubhouse
ends with members enjoying a ve-star meal,brought has been in the restaurant business since he was overlooks the 18th green and provides spectacular
to you by the club’s ninth-year Executive Chef Steve 15. An avid golfer, Steve’s unique air features panoramic views of the course from its main and
Quattrocchi and his food and beverage team. American Regional cuisine, as well as Asian fusion private dining rooms, o ering 24,000 square feet of
For the past few years, Anglebrook—a fully and traditional Italian. John Frederick, Anglebrook’s casual elegance.
private club—has opened its doors for non-member sixth-year dining room supervisor, worked with “Food tastes better when you eat with family and
banquets, parties and receptions, so local residents Steve at another property and was hand-selected friends,” said Quattrocchi. “It is my goal to make
have been able to enjoy the fabulous dining options to enhance the “home away from home” setting the that happen. Here at Anglebrook my approach is to
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the club has hosted has increased each year. year, although the main dining room has a maximum each menu is as well. I try to cook with the seasons in
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the more intimate private dining room and the patio dinner. Within a two-minute golf cart ride from the of pride in my craft. My food is my proof.”
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just as good.” requested. While it’s obvious the Anglebrook setting
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Cool spots to kick o the summer swim season
DIVERSIONS & exploring the majestic Paci c concept of this pool provides Seegers and so many countless tunately, but the quintessential
EXCURSIONS coastline from Crissy Field and recreation as well as education volunteers and advocates result Long Island Sound shore has
the Presidio, the Golden Gate and is across from the New- in intimate, innovative access, stunning jetties and peninsulas
NANCY National Recreation Area and burgh waterfront, the home I couldn’t be happier. is is a that look like a cross between
SORBELLA our hands-down favorite, the of the Annual Newburgh to don’t-miss treat. Follow it up the Maine and Paci c coasts.
remains of the Sutro Baths. Beacon Hudson River Swim. along Main Street and even
Ask me where every pool While this set a high bar, I’m Open to the public from early stay overnight in Beacon this e swimming is idyllic and
is in the Hudson Val- determined to experience as July through Labor Day, the summer. there is also picnicking, camp-
ley and I’ll be likely to many of our regional gems as non-pro t River Pool is always ing, hiking, shing and crab-
tell you. I probably have either possible. free. Rocky Neck State Park bing and plenty of water fowl
swam there, taught there, or 244 West Main Street (Route watching. e beautiful historic
lifeguarded there. It’s no secret, The River Pool at Beacon Why I love it: 156), East Lyme, Conn. | ctvisit. early 20th century Ellie Mitch-
I’m a pool person. When the Pete & Toshi Seeger Riverfront Because I grew up on the com/listings/rocky-neck-state- ell Pavilion is completely made
outdoor season begins on Me- Park, Beacon | riverpool.org Hudson River in Dobbs Ferry park.com of stone and is available for
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I want to be outside, in a pool, hidden gems on the Hudson knows, and while beautiful, nd any part of the Con-
lake or the ocean. ere is no River, e River Pool at Bea- the pollution at the end of the necticut shoreline that isn’t Why I love it:
shortage of shoreline and hid- con is a partially submerged 20th century made accessing beautiful, and every park and Because while you are on the
den water holes to explore for pool designed to promote safe and enjoying the river prohibi- beach boasts its own unique “quintessential” Long Island
a dip or the day. My kids and swimming and awareness of the tive. It was like a tease, sitting cachet. Still thinking about the Sound, it seems a bit far from
I got started early this year on river stewardship. is pool is on the bank, so close, yet so far California coast vibe, I found the crowds and closer to nature.
our recent trip to the Bay Area; located on the north shore of from being able to experience Rocky Neck State Park to be a We were there with family
the Beacon Riverfront Park, it. Because after all the years of diverse, textural, and well, rocky members from multiple gen-
close to the train, DIA: Beacon clean up, to see the fruits of the state park. e crescent beach erations, even those who didn’t
and the waterfront. e unique labor of the Riverkeeper, the is clean and free of rocks, for- want to swim (what??) and they
enjoyed hiking, bird watching
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Partners in Prevention hosts marijuana expert
BY CAROL REIF cannabinol (THC), the chemi- SOCIAL JUSTICE “ e way the market works is Majority Leader Crystal Peo-
CONTRIBUTING WRITER cal that produces the high and According to Sabet, there is a very, very simple—the big guys ples-Stokes snd other legislators
so “the marijuana of yesteryear is world of di erence between the win,” Sabet said. introduced a revised Marijuana
Remember “Not Your Father’s not the marijuana of today,” said decriminalization and the legal- Powerful tobacco entities such Regulation and Taxation Act in
Oldsmobile,” the 1980s ad slogan PIP president Kathy Cucchiarel- ization of recreational weed. as Philip Morris USA are ready Albany.
that tanked so badly that market- la, while introducing Sabet. So the folks who argue that to pounce if New York becomes e original legislation, pro-
ing professors use it nowadays as a e reason it’s not your moth- the latter will solve the very real the 11th state to give recreational moted by Gov. Andrew Cuomo,
cautionary tale? er’s marijuana involves more than issue of social injustice and low- pot the thumbs-up, Sabet said. was bounced out of the state
Well, maybe it’s “Not Your potency, said Sabet, a drug policy er crime rates are just blowing “We as a country have been budget in March.
Mother’s Marijuana” that now advisor during the Bush, Clinton smoke, he said. totally blindsided by the addic- Bill A01617A adds a provi-
could be held up as a lesson—but and Obama administrations. Likewise misinformed, Sabet tion for-pro t industries: alcohol, sion for a government agency to
in a useful way—for generations It has more to do with the way claimed, citing studies, are those tobacco and pharmaceutical,” he manage and regulate all adult-
to come, according to Dr. Kevin it’s being aggressively marketed, who think using pot will keep the added. use cannabis-related products,
A. Sabet. especially to young people, he young away from opioids, or will No one should feel sorry for Big whether they are for recreational
e president and CEO of Vir- said. nancially bene t states and local Tobacco, he said: “ ey are laugh- or medical use. ose include
ginia-based Smart Approaches to Sabet pointed to billboards communities in the long run. ing all the way to the bank. ey hemp extracts such as CBD oil.
Marijuana (SAM), says he wants promoting a marijuana “delivery” e idea that poor communi- never put public health ahead of It sets up a marijuana revenue
folks to replace their Woodstock- service that promised “more joy ties will bene t from legalization their personal pro t. And I don’t fund as well, part of the original
era image of the mellow,munchie- than puppies and babies com- is so ludicrous, Sabet said, that “if know why we think marijuana measure’s aim to promote social
craving, pot smoking hippie with bined” and to appealing edibles we weren’t crying about it, we’d will be any di erent, folks.” justice. A portion of the tax reve-
something more realistic—that that include everything from be laughing.” To Sabet, it’s a big mistake to nue generated by pot sales would
of a suit-wearing corporate shark lollipops to toaster tarts. One He claimed that some folks in think that the black market will be earmarked for communities
with dollar signs in his eyes. brewery even came up with a Albany are selling the “false di- disappear once pot is legal. decimated by the war on drugs.
Sabet, a prominent critic of marijuana-infused, non-alcoholic chotomy” that people either have “Surprise, surprise. e drug New York decriminalized
recreational marijuana, spoke at a beer, Sabet said. to be arrested, thrown in prison, dealers (in Colorado) have not cannabis in the late 1970s. Pos-
community forum in April held Folks who are for legalization and saddled with a criminal re- packed up and gone to dental session of 25 grams or less is an
by Somers Partners in Prevention, argue that it would squash the cord for smoking a joint … or, school” he said. “ ey got bigger infraction. Violators face nes of
a group which educates the pub- black market, improve quality drugs have to be legalized. and badder than ever.” $100. However, using it in public
lic about substance abuse, and the and safety controls, generate tax “We don’t need to arrest the “Why? Cause you need some- can still result in misdemeanor
school district, with which it ad- revenues, improve the accessibil- 13-year-olds who made a bad one to sell to the under-21 crowd. charges, and this has resulted
ministers a $125,000 federal Drug ity of medical marijuana (which choice. We need to get them help. Someone who will sell at all in racial disparities, civil rights
Free Communities grant. is legal in New York), decrease But we also don’t need to have hours, doesn’t care about licenses, groups claim.
Its avowed mission is to educate gang violence, and allow law the store down the street from a or paying the taxes. Someone It would, if passed, also allow
the public on the science of mari- enforcement to focus on more school selling pot gummy bears,” who is happy to undercut the those convicted in low-level mar-
juana use and its commercializa- violent crimes. ey say the jury Sabet said. legal prices and outdo the gov- ijuana cases to seek resentencing
tion; to talk about reducing civil is still out on whether pot is as Neither is legalization going ernment at its own game,” Sabet or have their records expunged,
and criminal penalties for pot of- addictive as harder drugs such to bene t “the kid from Yonkers said. according to media reports.
fenses; and to encourage medical as meth or if it adversely a ects without a GED who gets a li- Sabet expounded on the history Cuomo had argued that ex-
marijuana research. mental health, but concede that cense to sell pot” because, Sabet of substance abuse in the United pungement,instead of just sealing
secondhand smoke could be a said, he’s going to be going up States, the marketing and “nor- records, means the state constitu-
WHAT’S NEW problem and getting behind the against the well-heeled machines malization” of everything from tion would have been amended,
Growers have found ways to wheel stoned is as bad as driving of Wall Street and Madison Av- opium and alcohol to tobacco and something that could take years,
pump up levels of tetrahydro- while impaired by alcohol. enue. marijuana, the insidiousness of according to media reports.
vaping devices, the pressure put It establishes guidelines for
on well-meaning but sometimes growing, processing and selling
befuddled parents, mental health pot.
consequences, and pot’s impact on e clock is ticking. e state’s
developing brains. legislative session ends on June
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LIBRARY the world-from large body art Group Open Mic. Saturday, Hunting Story: Saturday, June periencing life’s key milestones,
FROM PAGE 6
conventions, to corporate and June 8, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Both 15 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. including:
private clients. She is currently the Monday and ursday Writ- Navigating the Unexpected • Getting married
Summer Art at the Somers based in Mt. Kisco. er’s Workshops, under the guid- - Are you Ready? Wednesday, • Transitioning through di-
Library. Mondays, 6/3, 10 & 17, June ance of Linda Spear, have been June 19, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Life vorce
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You can meeting for three months, work- happens, and with signi cant life • Coping with the loss of a
begin/continue to explore paint- ing together and giving each events comes stressful and emo- spouse or loved one
ing with acrylics. is is a fun, Art Exhibit: Oil Paintings other feedback for their work. tional challenges. Be ready for Come hear strategies and tips
relaxed clas with inspirational by Mindy Yanish: “Faces of Now, as the workshop is ending, any curve balls that life throws at to keep you on the right path to
background music to inspire God”. June 1 - 30 during library come and hear the results of the us when least expected! Join us nancial, emotional and physical
your creativity! Instruction will hours. Opening Reception June members’ hard work as they read for a panel discussion with local health. Space is limited. Regis-
include mixing colors and addi- 1, 6 - 8 p.m. Mindy Yanish has their stories, essays and more! professionals who will address tration required.
tives and the application of paint been making art since the age Alan Sklar Reads Heming- frequently asked questions to SEE LIBRARY PAGE 22
with di erent tools to achieve of 3. Primarily self taught, she way’s Best African Big Game help you take control while ex-
dramatic e ects. Supply List: received her Masters degree in
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Mehndi Body Art with structor Wendy Podell will show
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LIBRARY will learn: How to improve the vided. Registration is required.. silly jokes, fun pictures or words learn more about participating!
way you feel, look and work; Teen Dungeons & Dragons of encouragement! When com- e Somers Library is gearing
FROM PAGE 21
How to limit your need for Club (D&D). Saturdays, 6/1, pleted, cards will be sent to vari- up for Battle of the Books in the
How to Increase Your drugs and surgery; How to re- 15; 7/6 and 8/3, noon to 2:30 ous families and hospitals across fall, and we need dedicated vol-
ENERGY, VITALITY and duce your pain naturally; How p.m. Join us to play Dungeons & the United States. is program unteers to read one of the books
YOUTH (While Decreas- to reduce the harmful e ects of Dragons this summer! Familiar- is for students entering grades 9 on the list, and develop trivia
ing Your Need for Medication stress; Why our health care costs ity with Dungeons and Dragons - 12. Eligible attendees may earn questions that our team will use
& Surgery). Saturday, June 29, are rising an we are still so sick. is encouraged. Grades 6 and up. one hour towards their commu- to prepare for the competition in
10:30 a.m. to noon. At this edu- Create a Summer Seashell VolunTEEN Life is Worth- nity service requirement. Space October. We also need dedicated
cational workshop presented by Wreath (Adults): Saturday, while if You Can Share a Smile! is limited to 25 participants. and enthusiastic people to sup-
Dr. Edward Markowitz of the June 22 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Tuesday, June 4 from 3:30-4:30 Ready, Steady, Go! Creat- port the team on the day of the
Advanced Wellness and Injury Judika Lieberman will lead the p.m. Share the power of a smile ing a College Checklist Time- Battle. Stop by if you are inter-
Center in Danbury, Conn., you class and materials will be pro- by decorating postcards with line. Tuesday, June 4, from 7-8 ested in getting in on the action!
p.m. Do you want to go to your is information session is for
dream college, but are not sure adults and teens ages 14+. Please
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help you navigate smoothly and or call the library at 232-5717.
June 20 successfully the admissions and TAG/Volunteen: A Friend In
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is program is available for stu- day, June 11 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
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initials! Participants will have ees may earn one (1.0) hour to-
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a variety of fabrics, ribbons and requirement. Space is limited to
colors. Participants have the op- 25 participants.
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Principal Mark Bayer, School
Student Counselor Eileen Cawley, Katie
achievements Taylor, Assistant Principal Pete
National Merit Scholarship
Principal Mark Bayer,
Somers High School senior Katie Taylor has been announced Assistant Principal Claire
as the recipient of a National Merit Scholarship in the amount Comerford, Margaret
of $2,500. Merit Scholarship awards are given to students based Sullivan, Katie Taylor, Noah
on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments. A variety of infor- Sanz, Kevin Li, Luke Morello,
mation is used to select the winners, including the nalist’s aca- Hannah Angelini, Emily
demic record, information about the school’s curricula and grad- Stone, Director of School
ing system, two sets of test scores, the high school o cial’s written Counseling, Student Support
recommendation, information about the student’s activities and Phil Kavanagh and Assistant
leadership, and the nalist’s own essay. Katie will attend Yale Uni- Principal Peter Rodrigues
versity this fall.
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Six students are the recipients of a New York State Scholar-
ship for Academic Excellence: Margaret Sullivan, Katie Taylor,
Noah Sanz, Kevin Li, Luke Morello, Hannah Angelini, and Em-
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Eighth graders pose for a photo after the induction
ceremony for National Junior Honor Society on May 20.
PHOTO COURTESY OF CATHY ACOCELLA MANGINELLI
Georgia Nekos, an eighth grader at Somers Middle School,
recently competed in Rochester in the 2019 level 5/6 New York
Championships where she placed rst all around as well as rst
on beam, rst on vault and third on oor. She practices four nights
a week for 3.5 hours as well as maintaining honor roll.
School budget, bond pass in Somers
e school district’s budget and bond for security I want to thank you for your continued support in
improvements was approved by voters on May 21. passing the 2019-20 school budget at the rate of 75
e budget passed with a vote of 829 to 280; the percent,” Blanch wrote on Facebook. “In addition,
bond passed with a vote of 763 to 339. the community passed the Safety and Security bond
e school board race was uncontested in the at the rate of 69 percent. is will allow us to signi -
district; Trustees Joseph Marra and Ifay Chang cantly increase our ability to keep our children safe.
were re-elected to the school board with 929 and ank you again to all the community volunteers
903 votes. Chadwick Olsen received 919 votes. who participated in developing this plan.”
e Board of Education asked voters to con- Blanch said the vote represented a community
sider a bond in the amount of $7,566,295 to - “committed” to their children’s future.
nance safety and security measures at Somers “Our community continues to make a collective
schools. e district’s $93.7 million school budget e ort to support our children. is is evident by
for 2019-2020 remains under the New York State the ongoing scal support and the thousands of
tax levy cap for the eighth consecutive year and is community member volunteer hours that bene t
estimated to increase the tax rate by 2.65 percent. our children,” Blanch said. “ ank you for your
Superintendent Dr. Raymond Blanch thanked continued partnership to enhance the lives of our
voters for their support. children and move this amazing district Forward
“On behalf of the Board of Education, adminis- in Excellence. ank you for entrusting your chil-
tration, faculty, sta , and all the children of Somers, dren and their education with us.”
PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHELE NEKOS
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e Somers High School Class of 2021
hosted a Paint and Picnic on Saturday at the
high school. Students of all ages were guided
by National Art Honors Society students to
paint a beautiful spring scene!
PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE SOMERS CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
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Sabet urged residents to let lawmakers know how they feel about
“ ey need to hear from you, ‘cause they’re hearing from the pot
industry every day.”
Wanting to get ahead of the issue, much like it did with vaping,
Somers moved this spring to craft a local law banning retail sales, and
possibly the growing or processing of pot.
e state proposal at present only allows counties and cities of a
certain size to “opt out.”
Sabet said the “smart approach to marijuana” comes down to pre-
vention and intervention.
It reminded him of the need for speed limits.
While plenty of lead-footed drivers avoid getting into accidents,
trashing speed limits would be just as reckless as racing to legalize
pot, Sabet said.
“We need to pump the brakes. Talk to our legislators. Slow down
on this. Learn from the other states’bad decisions and not repeat their
Thursday, May 30, 2019 The Somers Record – Page 27
ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT SportSs ports
FILE PHOTO/ ROB DIANTONIO Gabby Mazzotta
Senior star leaves big mark on program before heading to Manhattan
BY ROB DIANTONIO
How old were you when you started playing softball and how did you get started?
My dad introduced me to baseball around 3 years old. I remember throwing and hitting a little T-ball in my
backyard and in my basement, then soft pitch with Wi e balls. I actually started out playing on the Somers boys
baseball team when I was about 6. I then transitioned to softball at 7 and have been playing town, then travel,
tournament and eventually showcase softball since.
How did you feel overall about the season?
Coming o of last season, I had very high expectations for the 2019 season. We are a much better team
than 10-10. I thought we would go deeper into the Sectionals than we have in the past years especially with
our seven strong, talented seniors. Somers may not see this incredibly talented crop of seniors again for
many years in softball. Not to mention two very solid pitchers and really good talent in our underclassmen.
Unfortunately, on a personal note, midway through the season I injured my ankle with a severe sprain and bone
bruise. is caused me to miss six games, but with the help of physical therapy, I managed to make it back in
time for our senior game, and the last ve or six games, to help the team.
As a senior captain on the team, how much did you value being a leader?
I’ve been a captain for three years and feel honored that I was chosen. Being selected as a sophomore
forced me to mature and step up. is role has taught me a lot about being a leader. I love giving the girls
advice about what I’ve learned throughout my four years on varsity and highly competitive tournament ball.
My favorite part about being a captain is bringing high, positive energy to practices and games. Also,
practicing like I play in a game and always respecting the game.
What is your favorite team activity, pregame or postgame ritual that you shared with your
I love listening to music with my team during pregame warm-ups because it really pumps us up
and gets us excited for the game. We were lucky to have Mr. Recine be our MC announcer for all of
our home games this year. It totally changes the atmosphere at Primrose.
Who has been your biggest role model over the years and what have you learned from them?
My parents have always been my biggest role models. My dad, especially, has taught me so
much about life and softball. He’s demonstrated to me what hard work truly means and that
your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. Also, that failure is part of the
process, one will fail but learn from your mistakes.
Tell us one thing about yourself that not a lot of people know?
I played competitive travel soccer for about six years on FC Somers Soccer.
Somers senior Gabby Mazzotta was a You’re committed to Manhattan where you will continue your softball career. Why did
three-year team captain and catcher/ rst you select that school and what appealed to you about their softball program?
baseman on the varsity softball team. She Manhattan College t everything I was looking for perfectly. When I began the
is committed to Manhattan College, a recruiting process, I was looking for a private college with a small population/
campus, a great business program, a successful softball program, and a positive
Division 1 program, for softball. atmosphere. Every time I visited Manhattan it really started to feel like
home for me. I especially love the coaches. ey instantly made me feel
like family and they never over pressured me to choose their school. I
can’t wait to be in a Jaspers uniform! I am ready to move on and go to
the next level of Division 1.
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Nathan Han Han cruises to win Section
1 golf championship
The Bocklet Family presents
Senior advances to state golf tournament and
2019 Summer Camps hopes to win second state title
Adirondack Overnight BY VIC MCGEE After all, he was the New York State
Warrensburg, NY CONTRIBUTING WRITER champion as a sophomore. He attended a
August 12- 16 golf academy school last year as a junior, and
Nathan Han was calm and in control. returned to Somers for his senior year.
Westchester Day Camp e Somers senior started the day on
Harvey School “I’m ecstatic for him,” Fiorito said
July 8-11 top and did what he had to do to nish after Han won the title. “Being No. 1 as a
on top as he won the Section 1 boys golf sophomore put a lot of pressure on him.
East Hampton Day Camp championship. Han nished the rst day of
August 5-8 the tournament with a two-stroke lead. For e expectations were huge from the entire
the nal round last Wednesday, May 22, at section all year, and he played very smart
All camps are for boys Fenway Golf Club in Scarsdale, Han was today. He did what he had to do, hit the
and girls ages 10-15 steady all day and once again turned in the middle of the green, made his putts. His
best round as he nished with a score of 72 ability to focus is incredible. He’s always
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“Today, I did pretty well, felt I played a
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guys I was playing with were very talented Han says he didn’t feel any pressure and has
players so I had to put up a good score. been trying all season to enjoy the game of
e pins were in some tough spots, but I
managed to do what I had to do. I’m just Han made it look easy as pulled away to
trying to enjoy the experience and play my win the title.
“I didn’t feel too much pressure at all, just
His best was good enough to win the out here trying to have a good time,” Han
title as Han shot a 72 in the rst round at said. “I just want to play golf and make it
Waccabuc and a 72 at Fenway to nish with an enjoyable experience. I had a shaky start,
a score of 144, ve shots ahead of Charlie but I kept my composure and was able to
Berridge of Scarsdale and Judson Langille of grind it out.”
Ossining who both nished at 149 in second.
With his performance to win the Section
Coming into the tournament Han was the 1 title, Han has earned another trip to the
favorite as the top-ranked golfer among the New York State championships as a member
64 golfers from Section 1 who quali ed to of the nine-man team from Section 1 that
compete in the championship tournament. will compete in the tournament at Cornell
And Somers coach Leigh Fiorito felt the University June 2-3. Han will try to win
pressure was on Han all season long from his second state title at Cornell before the
SEE GOLF PAGE 29
Nathan Han of Somers is presented with his plaque after
winning the Section 1 golf championship.
Thursday, May 30, 2019 SSPPOORRTTSS The Somers Record – Page 29
FROM PAGE 28
Somers senior moves on to play in college
next year at Columbia University.
While Han was winning the boys’
Section 1 championship, Somers also one
golfer qualify to compete in the Section 1
girls golf championships as Ava Minisolo
earned her spot in the eld of 64 trying to
claim the title. Minisolo shot an 84 in the
opening round at Centennial in Carmel,
and she shot a 93 in the second round at
Whippoorwill Golf Course. Scarsdale’s
Kaitlyn Lee pulled away from the eld to
win the title with a score of 144. Minisolo
nished at 177, just three strokes away from
qualifying for the state team.
is was the rst time that Section 1
allowed girls who competed with their
school’s boys’ team to compete in the girls’
tournament. For players like Minisolo who
play with the boy’s team because her school
doesn’t have a girls’ golf team, this was an
opportunity to earn a spot in the sectional
“I have to say a huge thank you to coach
Matt Murphy of Carmel on behalf of all
the girls in Section 1,” Fiorito said. “He
went above and beyond to get everybody
in, putting in scores, algorithms and
mathematical formulas, all on his own
to give the girls’ a chance to play in the
tournament where they should be.”
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John Jay stuns Tuskers in outbracket match
Altneu tosses complete game gem in 5-1 win
BY DOMINICK DEPOLE game on the mound for the
Tuskers, but was pulled after
John Jay’s record isn’t scary,
but when a team plays with recording just one out.
a chip on their shoulder,
anything is possible. Control issues let the
“We played our worst game Indians walk in a few batters,
of the season at the most
inappropriate time,” Somers and Somers was down 3-0
coach Dave Scagnelli said.
after the rst frame.
e 20th-seeded John Jay
proved just that after knocking Junior left-hander Sarah
o host Somers, 5-1 in an
outbracket playo game on Murphy was up to the task in
Wednesday, May 22.
relief, tossing the rest of the
“I was very proud of my
girls,” coach Steve Delmoro game allowing two unearned
said. “ e way they fought.
runs, eight hits and one walk
ey had a do-or-die
mentality. We batted through with two strikeouts.
the order and we were patient
at the plate. We put the Somers defeated John
pressure on them from the
start and never let go.” Jay twice during the regular
Senior pitcher Brooke season and scored more than
Altneu got the win, working a
complete game while allowing 20 runs between both games,
four hits and one earned run.
but this time the pressure was
She also fanned three hitters
and only walked one, watching o for the visiting team.
the defense behind commit
zero errors for the rst time eir chances didn’t come
often, but Karly Moscarello
John Jay began the game
with a walk from junior launched a deep y-ball to
center elder Linn Caubough
before sophomore shortstop center in the rst inning only
Lindsay Neumann singled to
center, setting the table. to be tracked down at the last Sarah Murphy
Sophomore second baseman second.
Dani Roban stepped up and Gabby Mazzotta hits
slammed an RBI double Mazzotta zipped one down the center.
a line-out to the Nikki Fiorino is safe
Junior right elder Sarah at second.
Antunis walked with the bases shortstop, but that
loaded later in the inning for PHOTOS: DEENA BELL
another run. First baseman was about it.
Jessica Le did the same exact
thing to build a 3-0 lead early “We just didn’t
for the Indians.
hit,” Scagnelli said.
In the fourth inning,Somers
responded when senior catcher e Tuskers (10-
Gabby Mazzotta hammered a
solo homerun to left-center. 11) put runners on
But that was all the Tuskers rst and second base
could scrape o Altneu, whose
location was pinpoint. with two outs in the
“She did a really outstanding seventh after Amy
job yesterday,”Delmoro said of
Altneu. “She was hitting her Maiorello singled
spots and mixing up pitches
inside and outside. She threw following a walk.
the hitters o -balance. She did
really well.” But Vicky McEvoy
John Jay added insurance popped out to the
in the sixth when Neumann
started the inning with a pitcher to end it.
double. Roban singled her
home, and freshman third “It was a
baseman Eva Falino had a
sacri ce y later in the frame. disappointing
Emily Stavola started the season,” Scagnelli
year. Last year we
were 13-6. We
averaged seven runs
a game. But our Karly
pitching was the Moscarello
biggest question makes the
mark of the season. throw to
We were very ﬁrst.
seniors, so we have
a lot of rebuilding
e Indians (7-
14) visited fourth-
seeded Yorktown on
ursday in the rst
round of Sectionals.
isn’t great but we
all know that we are a more wanted to go out
talented team than our record and get a win. I kind
shows,” Delmoro said. “We of like the underdog
are a young team, but the mentality and we’re
di erence in the game was our rolling with it.”
mindset. Somers is a cross-
town rival and our girls really
Thursday, May 30, 2019 SPORTS The Somers Record – Page 31
SPOTLIGHT What is your favorite food to eat Altieri vaults to
before or after a game? second at sectionals
FROM PAGE 27
After a game I love to come Relay teams also shine for
Do you know what you want to home to my mom’s chicken cutlets. Tuskers in Class A meet
study in college? Or of course, Amore Italian
Kitchen in Armonk has the best BY ROB DIANTONIO personal record), Ella Lansky the hurdles. “He works so hard
Yes, I will be attending the food in Westchester! CONTRIBUTING WRITER (62.4, PR) and Ashley Moon and has become a great overall
O’Malley School of Business to comprised the team. track athlete. He will be back
study accounting. My favorite Best place to eat in Somers? e varsity Somers track and to the pentathlon for the state
subject in school has always been Mobil on Route 100. eld team had some strong per- e 4x100-meter girls relay quali er meet.”
math because I love working with formances at the Class A section- nished in 51.40 seconds, nearly
numbers. I plan to become a CPA. Facebook,Twitter, Snapchat or al championship meet on May breaking a school record to n- Gri n Carpiniello (pole vault,
Instagram? Why? 23 at Arlington High School. ish sixth. Somoza, Moon, Chris- fth), Josh Tetro (pole vault,
Who is your favorite pro or Michael Altieri led the way tina Abrenica and Heather Coy eighth) and Patrick Eames (pen-
college sports team? Instagram because I like seeing with a second-place nish in the made up the foursome. tathlon, 10th) also performed
the pictures my friends post, pole vault with a personal best “We put more of our focus into well for the boys, who nished
My favorite college softball team especially friends or family that I 13-09. omas Qualter of Clark- the relays at sectionals,” Somers 12th as a team.
would have to be Oklahoma. I don’t see much. stown South was rst (14-0). girls coach John Vegliante said, Somers will compete in the
admire how they all play with such “and each relay team ended up Section 1 state quali er meet
poise, con dence and togetherness. What would you tell a young e 4x800-meter boys re- running season best times.” on May 30 and 31 at Arlington
athlete growing up in Somers lay team took home the bronze Emily Heese placed fourth in High School.
What is your favorite music to about the experience of being part in the 4x800-meter relay in the pole vault (9-09) with Alexa
listen to warming up for a game? of the softball program and why 8:23.03. Altieri, Peter MacNeil, Burns taking sixth (9-0). Chris-
should they go out for the team? Cole Willman and Jan Hoekstra tina Luciano was sixth in the shot
Always Cardi B. comprised the team. put (33-0 1/2). Clare Keane took
I have loved wearing and eighth in the high jump.Mahood
If you could have one super- representing a Somers softball “ is year, we did not focus on was eighth in the 800 meters.
power, what would it be and why? uniform, but this chapter has come team points,” Somers boys track Michael Herbert made the
to a close. It’s time for younger and eld coach Mike Sokolofsky nals in the 110-meter hurdles
I would want to be able to time girls to come into the program and said.“Instead,we focused on indi- and placed seventh in 16.63 sec-
travel so that I could relive some experience all of the amazing things vidual performances and relays.” onds. He was also eighth in the
of my favorite memories and meet that I have in this sport. Softball has triple jump.
family members who have passed gifted me with so many valuable e girls, who nished eighth “It was a great accomplish-
away. life lessons, but mostly with best overall out of 22 teams, also had ment for him,” Sokolofsky said
friends who I consider family and a third-place relay squad in the of Herbert making the nals in
If you could pick one place to visit unforgettable memories that I will 4x400-meters (4:07.83). Sabrina
on vacation that you’ve never been keep in my heart forever. I was Somoza, Nieve Mahood (60.6,
to, where would you go and why? blessed to have so many quality
individuals in uence my experience
I would love to go to Italy with who donated their time for the
my family because that’s where my good of the town and the sport.
great grandparents and relatives are
from. Also, I’ve always wanted to
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the person’s illness have been for the terminal illness and any (C) Care from a provider that respite care. member of the New York Chapter
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minally ill person and his or her get covered services that are not approved facility, hospital or Association.
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for most of us. We be- at all. We believe that nding your in-
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those distractions and to remain steady in the face of volatile be personal to be successful! Money is
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your big picture, more term success of an investment portfolio. itself. So what makes you and your fam-
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can be placed into ac- over time versus stock ABILITY TO SAVE > most? What longer-term aspirations
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LEGALS SOMERS ASSESSOR’S OFFICE. Town Hall Meeting Room: 335 at the intersection of West Hill Hill Road in a DRD zoning
Route 202; Somers, NY 10589.
FROM PAGE 34 (1) e Assessor will be Applications and instructions are Drive and Heritage Hills Drive district and is designated on the
in attendance with the 2019 available in the Assessor’s o ce
may be served & shall mail tentative assessment roll at 337 in the Town House Annex at 337 as shown on a plan entitled, Town Tax Map as Sheet 17.06 –
process to Christian Youssef, 4 Route 202 Annex Building, Route 202 Somers, NY 10589, or
Martine Ave., White Plains, NY Somers, NY 10589 on the on the internet at: http://www. “Heritage Hills/West Hill Drive 10 - 16.
10606-4016. Purpose: Medicine. following days and times: t a x . n y. g o v / p d f / p u b l i c a t i o n s /
orpts/grievancebooklet.pdf Culvert Repair”, prepared by Anyone is invited to attend
LLC FORMATION NOTICE ursday, June 6th from 10:00
am to 2:00 pm (3) Judicial review of your Insite Engineering, Surveying and will be heard on the aforesaid
EZ Wash Laundromat, LLC, assessment is available if
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State of NY (SSNY) 6/29/2018. to 1:00 pm determination made by the
Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. as Board of Assessment Review. dated September 14, 2018, last BY ORDER OF THE
agent upon whom process against Tuesday, June 11th from 4:00
may be served & shall mail pm to 8:00 pm Dated this 1st day of June, revised February 15, 2019. PLANNING BOARD
process to 1039 Yonkers Ave., 2019
Yonkers, NY 10704. General Saturday, June 15th from 1:30 e site is located on the North- John Currie, Chairman
Purpose. pm to 5:30 pm by appointment Teresa A. Stegner, IAO
only – Assessor West side of the intersection of Barbara J. Sherry, Secretary,
NOTICE OF COMPLETION
OF 2019 TENTATIVE you must call (914)277-3504 PLANNING BOARD Heritage Hills Drive and West May 30, 2019
by Friday, June 14th for an TOWN OF SOMERS
ASSESSMENT ROLL OF appointment. WESTCHESTER COUNTY, ABUSED by CLERGY
THE TOWN OF SOMERS in NEW YORK?
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NEW YORK Complaint on Real Property
Assessment application, form NOTICE IS HEREBY If you are a survivor of child sexual abuse, New York
Pursuant to §506 & §526 of RP-524, may be led with the GIVEN that the Planning Board law allows you to take action against the perpetrator
the Real Property Tax Law: Board of Assessment Review. has scheduled a Public Hearing
on June 12, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. at and institution that protected him or her.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN e application must be the Town House, 335 Route 202,
THAT THE 2019 TENTATIVE completed, include supporting Somers, New York, to consider Begin your journey of healing today. Contact us
ASSESSMENT ROLL FOR documentation, and be submitted the application of Heritage Hills now about the NEW YORK CHILD VICTIMS ACT.
THE TOWN OF SOMERS, before the Board of Assessment Society for a Wetland and Water
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HAS BEEN COMPLETED completed on June 18th, 2019. repair of an open bottomed arch New York, NY 10019
AND WILL BE AVAILABLE culvert and stope stabilization
FOR INSPECTION AT THE e Board of Assessment Review
will meet to hear assessment
complaints on Tuesday, June
18th, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 5:00
pm and from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
e meeting will be held at the
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