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Mahopac News 06.27.19

VOL. 10 NO. 18 Visit for the latest news. THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2019

New bill clears way for distillery plan to move forward

Harckham and Byrne co-sponsor measure in state legislature

BY BOB DUMAS An artist’s rendering of the proposed distillery.

Plans to build a distillery at the old Guideposts property

on Seminary Hill Road in Carmel took another step to-

ward fruition last week after the state legislature passed a

bill that will exempt it from certain restrictions and allow

the project to move forward.

Sen. Pete Harckham and Assemblyman Kevin Byrne

announced the passage of the measure that will permit the

distillery to both manufacture alcoholic beverages as well as

sell them as a retailer.

“My goal is to make the 40th Senate District as busi-

ness-friendly as possible,” Harckham said. “We moved

heaven and earth to introduce and pass this legislation, in

record time, so that a new distillery…could proceed with

their plans. Carmel will soon have a new business that

brings new jobs to the area and new revenue to the town.”

Alexandrion Group plans to invest more than $100 mil-

lion in the new distillery. An initial investment of approxi-

mately $40 million will be used for the construction of a

118,400-square-foot distillery, visitors center, and a tasting bring in over 100 quality jobs to the area and ease the tax burden on

room. residents of Putnam County, the town of Carmel, and the Carmel

County o cials said the new distillery will create more Central School District.” ‘ anks to the hard work
of the Senate and Assembly
than 100 jobs throughout the state,including 60 at the Sem- e project was rst announced in July 2017, and was developed we will be able to build the
largest distillery on the East
inary Hill location, as well as increase tourism in the region in conjunction with New York State, which o ered Alexandrion Coast and employ over 100

through various production tours and premium tastings. $2.7 million in performance-based tax credits through the Excel- New Yorkers.’

e new distillery will produce premium spirits tailored sior Jobs Program. - Stelios Savva
Alexandrion Group CEO
to the U.S. market, such as whiskey, bourbon, gin, brandy, e Alexandrion Group is the leading producer, distributor and

and vodka, and will export them to the 50 countries that importer of spirit beverages in Romania. Alexandrion’s portfolio of

Alexandrion Group is currently supplying around the world. spirit brands includes Alexandrion Five Star, Seven Star and Alex-

“Introducing and passing this type of legislation in less andrion 100 Romanian Brandy, Brâncoveanu VS, VSOP and XO

than three weeks is essentially unheard of in Albany—and Vinars, SABER Elyzia and Zolmyr Fruit Spirits, Kreskova Vodka,

we got it done,” Byrne said. “It’s part of our job as legisla- Alexander Vodka, Alexander Flavored Vodka and Alexander Gin,

tors to partner with our colleagues in local and county gov- among others. Most recently, Alexandrion Group acquired the

ernment to encourage economic growth and job creation. SEE DISTILLERY PAGE 5
Alexandrion’s investment in Carmel has the potential to

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Ross Kauffman’s new film puts
plight of the tiger in spotlight

Kauffman (with camera) with Pavel Fomenko and his wife, Yulia Fomenko.


Mahopac native is Oscar-winning documentarian

BY RICH MONETTI editing could provide a sustainable career path. An ap- “poetry” of the tiger that Kau man was trying to evoke.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER prenticeship followed, and later he landed his rst editing Kau man said that Pavel Fomenko and his team have
job in New York City.
e fact that there are only 500 tigers left in eastern been engaged for two decades with the World Wildlife
Russia probably doesn’t get a lot of play around dinner Kau man, who now lives in New Jersey, went on to win Fund and believe deforestation and poachers are the main
tables in Mahopac. But it doesn’t diminish the issue for the 2004 Oscar for his documentary, “Born into Broth- culprits for the tiger’s demise in his Russian homeland.
a Mahopac native who has made a name as an Oscar- els,” and continued with lms such as “E-Team”(a Net ix
winning documentary lmmaker. e endangered species documentary about human rights), and was producer of Kau man said the shoot in Russia was challenging.
is the subject of Ross Kau man’s latest lm, “Tigerland.” the Academy Award-nominated “Postergirl.” “We were running around the elds of [far eastern]
Russia searching for cubs on the rst day in minus-
“ ere are 4,000 tigers left worldwide,” said Kau man, “ e Oscar opened a lot of doors,” he said. 20-degree weather,” he said.
a member of the MHS Class of ’85. “If we lose the tiger, Kau man is married, so his sojourns to far- ung lo- Kau man said getting to know the native people of the
eventually we lose the forest. If we lose the forest, eventu- cales such as India, Libya, Syria and Russia often hinge region who assisted him was important and crucial to the
ally we lose the habitat, and if we lose the habitat, we lose on his wife’s approval. lm.
the water supply.” “It’s a negotiation for sure,” he joked.
But Kau man said he was the hesitant one when he SEE KAUFFMAN PAGE 8
Preserving the balance of nature made Kau man’s trav- was contacted about doing a lm on tigers. But then he
els to Russia and India worth it. had an epiphany.
“Instead of doing a nature lm about tigers,” he said,
“ e numbers are shocking, and when you see it in the “I did a lm where you see tigers from people’s point of
lm, it really hits home,” he said. view.”
Kau man says he lived an ordinary life in Mahopac.
He grew up across the street from Lake Mahopac on e legacy of Indian conservationist Kailash Sankhala
Westlake Boulevard and played lacrosse. Becoming a kicks o the lm, which is currently playing on the Dis-
documentarian was not on his radar back then. covery Channel website and just premiered at the Sun-
“I had no idea what I wanted to do,” Kau man said. dance Film Festival. Sankhala raised the pro le of the
Kau man majored in marketing at Boston College, but tiger, and with the backing of Indira Gandhi, set up re-
things changed when he came across a lmmaking book serves through Project Tiger.
during his junior year.
“I got bit by the bug,” Kau man said. However, the lm’s spiritual voice comes from Sankha-
He immersed himself in cinema and learned that lm la’s great-grandson, Jai Bhati. Well-versed in the many
mythologies, the 13-year-old helped get across the


The Staff VFW July 4th Boat Parade parade or the ra e, call Senior Vice Com- historian at 914-844-6050, or Allen Warneke,
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Here is a list of meetings and other events in the coming weeks for the town of Carmel government and the Mahopac School District. Times are subject to change.

TOWN BOARD ere will be no meeting July 10 and no ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS ZBA p.m.; Falls School, 100 Myrtle Ave.,

Wednesday,July 17; Meeting starts at 7 p.m., meeting on July 31, as it is the fth Wednes- ursday, July 25; Meetings start at 7:30 Mahopac Falls

Town Hall, 60 McAlpin Ave., Mahopac day of the month. p.m., Town Hall, 60 McAlpin Ave.,

Note: e Town Board rescheduled the Mahopac RECREATION ADVISORY

July 10 work session to July 17 and resched- PLANNING BOARD COMMITTEE

uled the July 17 voting meeting to July 24, Wednesday,July 10; Meeting starts at 7 p.m., BOARD OF EDUCATION ursday, July 11; Meeting starts at 7:30

prior to the already-scheduled work session. Town Hall, 60 McAlpin Ave., Mahopac ursday, July 11; Meetings start at 7:30 p.m., Sycamore Park clubhouse, Mahopac.

DISTILLERY Assemblyman Byrne for bringing THESE PRICES ARE
this bill to the oor and getting it
Open Fourth of July
passed so quickly,” he said. “ e 9am-6pm

Halewood Romanian wine port- new distillery is the shot in the

folio adding to its collection of arm that we needed in Carmel for

wine and spirit brands. local economic development. It

“Alexandrion is sincerely thank- will be a real boost to our econ-

ful to Sen. Harckham and As- omy and the local merchants will

semblyman Byrne for their ef- all bene t.”

forts and support in pushing this e bill, S6336, amends the

bill through,” said Stelios Savva, alcoholic beverage control law

Alexandrion CEO. “ anks to in relation to exempting certain

the hard work of the Senate and lands that restrict manufactur-

Assembly we will be able to build ers, wholesalers and retailers from

the largest distillery on the East sharing an interest in a liquor li-

Coast and employ over 100 New cense. Existing law prohibits an

Yorkers.We look forward to many entity from manufacturing and

years of partnership.” selling a product as a retailer. For

Town Supervisor Ken Schmitt businesses such as breweries and

was also grateful to Harckham and distilleries, Harckham said, the

Byrne for helping pave the way for restriction impedes their ability to HELINIGEHKTEN ADSAAMMS

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Mahopac geese get stay of execution

Plan to cull ‘nuisance’ birds from town lakes fails to pass

BY BOB DUMAS dead in the water. Advisory Board, was not happy with the decision. He said

EDITOR “I know some people are not going to be happy with his advisory board performed a survey of the geese on

how I voted, but that’s ne. Not everybody is always town lakes and voted unanimously to perform the round-

A plan to remove as many as 125 Canada geese from happy with what we do here,” Schmitt said, noting he up. He dismissed Schmitt’s advocacy for nding alterna-

lakes throughout Mahopac was halted last week when didn’t have to explain why he abstained, but wanted to. tive methods as “not practical.”

the Town Board was unable to garner enough votes to “I think we need to look at alternative means of control- “No one likes this process, but until something better

approve the measure. ling the geese on Lake Mahopac, Long Pond and Lake comes along, it’s all we have,” he said.

Many consider the geese to be a nuisance because they Casse. ere are not a lot on Long Pond and Lake Casse Barnett said that some communities, such as Lake Bar-

defecate on lawns, beaches and docks and in public parks and about 70 birds on Lake Mahopac. ere has to be an stow in Virginia, use boats and dogs to “harass” the birds

where children play. alternative means of dealing with them other than round- and get them to move on.

e Lake Mahopac and Lake Casse park district advi- ing them up and slaughtering them.” “Unlike us, they have resources to go around and harass

sory boards and Recreation and Parks Director Jim Gil- Schmitt said he was also disturbed by the cost of the them and get them to y away to another community

christ on behalf of Sycamore Park/Long Pond originally project. that can’t a ord to do that,” he said.

requested the goose-removal operation. “ e other issue I have is the cost—$21,000. Gosh, He also disagreed with Schmitt that there aren’t many

e plan called for 75 geese to be removed from Lake that’s a lot of money to round up a bunch of birds and birds on the lakes this year.

Mahopac at a cost of $10,125, 15 birds from Lake Casse send them to a slaughterhouse. I think that cost could be “Every several years [the Canada goose population]

for $5,225, and 35 birds from Long Pond for $5,525. e well spent somewhere else in this town,” he said. “I un- builds and it got to the point this year that it was worth

permit the town received capped the total number of derstand what the issues are with the geese. But there are doing,” Barnett said. “We did a survey and will be doing

birds that can be removed at 150. not a lot of them out there this year; probably enough to another one soon—there are more and more geese. If we

At the Town Board’s June 12 meeting, board members be a nuisance to some folks, but I don’t like [the roundup] didn’t feel it needed to be done, we wouldn’t be having

Jonathan Schneider and Suzi McDonough were absent, and I’m sorry if people don’t like the way I voted, but it’s this conversation.

leaving Supervisor Ken Schmitt and councilmen Mike the way I feel. Let’s research alternative means of dealing “ ere is a time constraint. ere is a window of oppor-

Barile and John Lupinacci to decide the issue. Both Bari- with the geese rather than rounding them up and sending tunity and it’s beginning to close,” he added. “We did our

le and Lupinacci voted yes on the resolution, but Schmitt, them to a soup kitchen.” due diligence [to nd alternative methods], but nothing

who at the June 12 meeting said he was reluctantly in Ed Barnett, chair of the Lake Mahopac Park District better has come along.”

favor of the culling, changed his mind and abstained from

the June 19 vote. ree votes are needed to pass a resolu- ‘ e other issue I have is the cost—$21,000. Gosh, that’s a lot of money to round

tion, so the measure fell short.

Schmitt said the issue could be raised again down the up a bunch of birds and send them to a slaughterhouse.’
road for a second vote, but McDonough and Schneider

stated at the June 12 meeting that they were not in favor -Supervisor Ken Schmitt

of it, so it appears as if the 2019 goose-removal project is

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MUSINGS Department presents its annual Upcoming shows: information call 845-628-2009, group, led by Heather Powderly,
Sunset Concert Series on urs- Epic Soul - July 5 ext. 100. meets on the rst Saturday of each

day evenings at the Chamber e Nerds - July 12 Flo Brandon Book Group month to read and discuss horror

private lesson in photography, pia- Park on South Lake Boulevard. Mahopac Friday, July 5, 11 a.m. Join us for novels. On July 6 the group will
no or voice.Try a class for $25 and All shows start at 7 p.m. June 27 a discussion of “ e Taming of the discuss “A Head Full of Ghosts”by

discover the artist in you. - Native New Yorker Band (six Library Events Shrew” by Shakespeare. Drop-in Paul Tremblay; pick up a copy of
group; no registration needed and the book at the library’s circulation
All classes taught by quali ed, decades of popular music). Bring

working artist in climate-con- chairs and blankets. Free admis- Monday Evening Book new members are always welcome. desk. Drop-in group; no registra-

trolled art studios. Take a class sion. Group For information about future reads tion needed. Visit www.mahopa-

and visit the gallery. Putnam Arts Upcoming shows Monday, July 1, 7:30 p.m. is visit, or for more information.

Council located at 521 Kennicut July 18 - rown Together group will discuss “Our House” by call 845-628-2009, ext. 100.

Hill Road, Mahopac. Register (party rock) Louise Candlish. Drop-in group, Horror Story Book Group SEE MUSINGS PAGE 19

online at July 25 - Patrick Perone and new members always welcome.For Saturday, July 6, 10 a.m. is

or call 845-803-8622. the Blue Suede Rockers Show-

Beach Party Luau band (Elvis tribute)
Aug. 1 - Andrea and the Ar-

menian Rug Riders for Yorktown

e Carmel Recreation & Parks Friday Night
Department will hold a Beach

Luau”Summer Kick-o at Syca- Barbecue/Concert Celebrating 10 years
more Park on Saturday, June 29, Series
from 3-9 p.m. Featuring swim-

ming, boating, beach games, and Who do you know that deserves a free car?

live music and dancing on the e Friday Night Barbecue

beach! After all the fun in the sun, Live Entertainment Series at

enjoy an outdoor movie under the Putnam County Golf presents • Nominate a • Help a Friend
stars. Concession stand will be Big Shot: Billy Joel band - June 28. Friend to Win in Need
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BY BOB DUMAS the DEC, they have issued us a permit,

EDITOR which expires in November,” Schmitt said.

“We wanted more [carp] but. . . . Ed Bar-

e town red another salvo last week in nett and the Lake District members were

its ongoing battle with the weed-encroach- very much involved in the meetings and

ment problem on Lake Mahopac. by the end [the DEC] acquiesced a little

e Town Board and the Lake Mahopac bit and agreed they would give us the carp

Park District announced that after a long this year. ey weren’t going to originally,

debate, the state Department of Environ- but after they listened to our rationale and

mental Conservation (DEC) has nally is- looked at our reports and the data from the

sued them a permit to add 700 triploid carp biomass studies, they agreed with us.” FILE PHOTO

to the lake. e carp are vegetarian and feast Schmitt also noted that state Sen. Peter This aerial photo shows the weed encroachment in Lake Mahopac. Officials hope the
on the algae blooms and Eurasian milfoil Harckham and Assemblyman Kevin Byrne carp will solve the problem.
that populate the lake and cause problems were instrumental in helping obtain the

for boaters and swimmers. permit. spent $33,000 on 2,565 carp and the prob- as they grow they eat more of the milfoil,”

e town,led by the Lake Mahopac Park e DEC supplied a list of approved lem was remedied within a year. Schmitt said. “ is is needed. We’ve gotten

District, has been trying to convince the carp suppliers and Ed Barnett, chair of But by 2015, the algae blooms and weeds numerous complaints from residents around

DEC since last year that the carp are need- the Lake Mahopac Park District Advisory reappeared and began to spread around the the lake. And it’s not just property owners—

ed. Data was gathered and biomass studies Board, reached out to three of them. KEO lake. at year, 200 carp were added; two it is people who use the lake as well.

were performed using drones to y over the Fish Farm in Arkansas, which the town has years later, 1,500 more were introduced. “ e weeds have gotten out of control

lake and observe the weed encroachment. worked with before, submitted the winning But the weed encroachment continued and I can attest to that,”he continued.“ e

e evidence was presented to the DEC, bid of $5,150 (700 sh at $7.36 per sh). and the Lake District continued to seek algae blooms have spread and it’s a ect-

which was nally swayed to issue the per- Schmitt said there are su cient funds in more carp. e carp are sterile and can’t ing a lot of folks’ ability to use the lake for

mit, but not for the 1,750 carp that town the Lake Mahopac Park District budget to reproduce, so it is estimated that with the water activities. When you are swimming,

o cials had hoped for. Still, Supervisor purchase the carp. 700 new carp, which will be added by the it’s di cult. Your legs get entwined in the

Ken Schmitt said the 700 carp the permit is is not the rst time the town has end the month, the carp population will be Eurasian milfoil. It’s getting jammed up in

does allow are welcome. used carp to combat the weed problem in somewhere around 2,000 or more. boat propellers; jet skis are getting jammed
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First, there is no doubt HERE all concerned. In fact, they While barely LIFE, personal empower-
that President Trump cheer him on. However, a anyone
is morally corrupt: AND was look- ment.
He lies constantly; he acts ing, President Trump
indi erently toward human vast majority of the voting approved a new rule HEALTH, In the past, when
misery and su ering; he is a that may catapult the POLITICS health and biol-
racist and a misogynist; he NOW! public, it seems, have had health insurance mar- ogy were not well
is famous for not honoring enough. Even some stalwart ket to some remark- MARA understood, such
business contracts; he con- BERNIE Republicans—those who able changes. SCHIFFREN an attitude made
demns free speech; and he loves dictators. KOSBERG
nd Democratic policies in e rule change will allow em-
Second, there is little doubt that Presi- ployers to voluntarily change the
dent Trump is nancially corrupt: He opposition to “traditional” health bene ts they o er their em- perfect sense. But
ployees “from a de ned bene t into
ghts relentlessly to shield his nancial establishment/conservative a de ned contribution.” According now we are living
records from public scrutiny; he uses the to Avik Roy, “the administration
presidency as a marketing tool for Trump values distressing—are reexamining their estimates that…smaller businesses in a di erent time, a time where it
enterprises; his family encourages foreign will choose this option, expanding
governments to spend money at Trump support. healthcare choices for 11 million is possible to have far more control
properties to curry in uence; he appoints workers in the next decade and
industry lobbyists as commerce regulators; According to a Gallup poll, published workers will bene t from being able over the state of our health. Instead
and he is being investigated for employ- to choose their coverage and take it
ing money laundering schemes at his golf in May, 77 percent of Americans believe from job to job.” of being merely fatalistic about what
the moral values of the United States have Normally, employees have no may happen and preferring to live in
ird, there is little doubt that Presi- choice over the health plans provided
dent Trump is politically corrupt: He has gotten progressively worse since Trump for them by their employers. ey are our heads, there are all kinds of ways
invited foreign governments to interfere in stuck with whatever the employer
presidential elections; he has sought politi- was elected president. Forty-seven percent has decided upon. is creates a rigid to improve our health outcomes.
cally motivated investigations against his system where people, in the main
opponents; he has attempted to in uence, now rate this country’s moral values as feel they have little control over their Mostly, they go ignored.
block or discredit legitimate investigations; health bene ts.
and he has directed secret payments to “poor” and 36 percent rate them as “only In point of fact, our education
women who could damage his reputation. Most of us in the USA are raised
fair.” to think we have little control over system almost entirely skimps on
e character of a nation, to a great ex- our health. Health is a genetic
tent, is modeled on the principled conduct In addition, four out of ve American lottery, a crapshoot. Some of us get teaching us how to take care of
of the person in the highest position of lucky and stay healthy to the end of
public trust. e opposite is also true: Citi- voters today consider the ideals and values our days. But many more of us get ill our bodies, with little emphasis on
zens will engage in self-serving behavior at some point. And we spend many
when a sitting president demonstrates that of this country, under President Trump’s decades managing the decline in our healthy diets, exercise or lifestyle
the ends justify the means; that rules need health.
not always apply, and that lawlessness is leadership, to be declining. choices. e medical system contin-
excusable if you are in a position of power. More than this, we are taught
Between 2009 and 2016, while Barack from a young age to outsource our ues this dereliction.
Over the last 30 months, we’ve been health into the hands of our doctors
witness to an “outlaw” president who wish- Obama was in the White House, both who are the “experts,” not ourselves. For this reason, I prefer the ap-
es to be treated as if he were a king –above
the law. Trump has seriously degraded Democrats and Republicans were far ink about that for a moment. proach of functional medicine to
the presidency by lowering our expecta- We are such devout believers in the
tions and rede ning the moral authority of less pessimistic about our moral compass mind/body split, that we consider conventional medicine. Conventional
the o ce. For Trump, truth is incidental, doctors with whom we have very
and the power of the presidency is used to as a nation. However, since Trump was little intimate acquaintance to be medicine, which is the medicine that
cover up his transgressions. the experts on the state of our own
elected, both Democrats, Republicans and bodies, on the strength of four years most of us were raised with, seeks to
Regretfully, when Donald Trump has of medical school and three years of
exhibited this pattern of reckless personal independents hold similar views on the a particular residency. is attitude manage symptoms for the individual
behavior—dishonesty, immorality, deceit- fosters a sense of helplessness and
fulness, abuse of power, and disdain for trajectory of our moral values—they’re despondency rather than hope and by providing a pharmacological rem-
the rule of law—his minions don’t seem at
plummeting. edy. Functional medicine, in contrast,

From his rst day in o ce, Donald is an approach to illness that seeks

Trump has worked his hardest to forfeit to determine the root cause of the

the moral authority of the presidency. It’s entire cascade that has resulted in

not that Trump and his cronies don’t rec- particular symptoms for an indi-

ognize nor understand the importance of vidual and stop it at the root cause.

the presidential role - for the commander- It looks at multiple organ systems

in-chief to guide and support the country, simultaneously, not just the e ected

during times of crisis. It just seems to be organ.

of no interest to him and to them. As it turns out, much of conven-

e presidency—for Trump, his family, tional medicine is geared to privilege

and sycophants in the Republican Party— public health, not individual health.

has been used as a tool to achieve hard- ink of vaccines. ey were rst

hammer political objectives and personal conceived as a marvelous way to

nancial gain. Bludgeoning his “enemies” control pandemics and epidemics, in

to keep them at bay and on the defensive, which millions of people used to die.

Trump exercises presidential power for is is also the reason that pharma-

its own sake, willingly serving the exces- ceutical companies are oriented to

sively rich, and devotedly supporting white medicines where one form of pill can

nationalism. help manage symptoms of a high

Hopefully, these things will eventually percentage of people with particular

matter to the voting public, and a strong symptoms.
economy will not be enough to save him.

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desk and with an almost childlike not only transformed the arts; it. at became my goal. on her shoulders: She’s wearing a
LORENZO energy, arms waving, tell us about it also made its presence felt in wedding gown. e bell had been
GARO her beloved Russians. politics. Liberalism has its origins Little by little, our class began for her.
in Romanticism. I wonder if op- getting a picture of Miss Hoyt’s
It would be hard for me to Pushkin, she loved the poet posing forces coined the term. For life. She wasn’t married and never She’s standing beside the
explain why I got up one morning Pushkin. His poetry poured from it seems to trivialize the transfor- mentioned a signi cant other. groom. He turns to kiss her. It’s
and decided to take a course in her lips like wet kisses. At rst, it mative power of art. Her mother had some kind of Pushkin.
Russian literature. Maybe it was a was a little embarrassing watch- disability, and it sounded as if she
sudden urge to ght back against ing her dance around the room, One day, Miss Hoyt asked me lived with her. I began to worry After the last edit, I said to my-
the soul-crushing sameness of manically pantomiming Pushkin’s to stay after class. I hadn’t raised about Miss Hoyt. Did she have self, “If this doesn’t make her cry...”
days: work, eat, sleep and die. poetry.Tall and alarmingly thin, my hand or said a word the rst a Pushkin in her life? Or maybe
Whatever the reason, I’m glad I her long, ballet dancer’s neck month of class. She asked me Pushkin was a substitute, maybe Miss Hoyt mentioned to the
did. I’d have never met the aston- arrayed in colorful scarfs, attend- why I took the course and warned the fantasies he inspired was her class that the theater troupe at
ishing Miss Hoyt, our professor. ing her class was sometimes like me that a large part of her grade life. W.C.C. was performing Anton
watching a one-woman play. was based on class participation. Chekov’s, “ e Cherry Orchard.”
e image that comes to mind So, I began getting my two cents Her perceived loneliness and It wasn’t news to me. I’d been
whenever I think of Miss Hoyt is We studied the Golden Age in. Miss Hoyt often stood up for longing are what gave me the idea making a habit out of stopping
of her rushing into the classroom, of Russian literature, which took me when other students mocked for my short story. I made Miss in the small theater at the col-
always late from somewhere, her place in the 19th century. Push- my contrary opinions. She wrote Hoyt its heroine. lege to watch rehearsals. One
short blond ponytail streaming kin, Dostoyevsky,Tolstoy, Chekov, encouraging notes on my writing night, in walked Miss Hoyt.To
behind her like the tail end of a to name a few, were some of the assignments. e story begins in a rolling my surprise, she sat down next to
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Movin’ on up! Sea
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Mahopac eighth graders
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Middle school students
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Drone program illustrates ever-expanding career paths


Last Wednesday afternoon, the seventh-grade students

in Carol Polimino’s innovators class at Mahopac Middle

School intently watched a video play out before them on the

TV monitor at the front of the classroom.

e video showed the point-of-view of a camera as it

stealthily wound its way through the darkened rooms of a

house. e camera was mounted on a New York State Police

drone—it showed footage that was taken during the search

for a missing person.

“When you y inside, it’s very tough,” Sgt. Joe Malorgio of

the state police told the class. “ ere are a lot of things you

have to worry about. You have to have a lot of concentration

and practice.”

Malorgio was visiting the school to show students how

drones are used in police investigations, but he also pointed

out they are now used in myriad occupations and industries

and can provide a career path for those interested in the bur-

geoning technology.

“When I was training, they had hoops that we had to y

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“A lot of people think it’s a toy, - Jay Zides

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middle school, helps teachers ac- to my teachers and we are going “It’s an industry that has more knowledge they have the a utility company. ere are a lot

climate to new technologies and nd a way to make this work for grown every year,”Malorgio said. better. It’s a potential career path of options.”

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If you’re like most Americans, you’ve years without knowing So what happens when live with enjoyably for a lifetime. is is a
tried to lose weight. they have an underlying marathon, not a sprint. We’re in it for the
thyroid condition. GUEST you walk in? long term.
If you succeeded,you probably had a hard CORNER After a comprehen-
time keeping it o . Unfortunately, there’s a Because there are mul- Let’s say you’ve reached your goal weight.
good chance you ended up just where you tiple causes for weight sive physical exam and Now you bene t from a continuation of the
started — or heavier. gain (and regain), any ef- services we provided to help you achieve
fective solution needs to RACHEL medical history, we iden- weight loss. Maintenance coaching is per-
Now, Northern Westchester Hospital’s address all of these. e sonalized, like everything else at the center.
innovative new Center for Weight Man- solution needs to be com- GOLDMAN tify issues you’ve had with It can involve regular meetings with our
agement invites you to get o the diet prehensive, multidisciplinary and highly nutritionist, ongoing psychological support,
merry-go-round and start losing weight in personalized. weight loss. You receive medical evaluations, and medication to sus-
a new and e ective way, one that can keep tain your loss.
you at your desired weight for a lifetime. Enter NWH’s Center for Weight Man- any hormonal/metabolic
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Read on to see how the center can help Chappaqua Crossing campus. e center’s testing that’s appropriate. you. ere are evidence-based therapies
you reach your goal. approach puts today’s new understanding and changes you can make that can help
of the many facets of permanent weight loss We then set up a healthy weight-loss goal. you lead a happier, healthier, possibly lon-
Why is it so hard to lose weight? Out into practice,o ering new hope for everyone, ger life. We hope you reach out to us. We
with the old answer...In with the new. whether you want to lose a modest amount Depending on your emotional connection are there for you.
or you’re looking for major weight loss.
e old answer was that weight loss was a to eating, a psychologist or nurse practi- ARE YOU AT A HEALTHY WEIGHT?
matter of willpower. But that answer didn’t At the center, we’ve assembled all the Did you know that nding out your
work. More Americans are heavier than pieces of the puzzle. What does that look tioner helps you develop skills to deal with
ever. Today’s answer is much smarter. It’s like? Your team includes a nurse practitioner, BMI, which is based on your height and
informed by decades of research into why a nutritionist and, optionally, a psychologist. your emotional triggers for overeating. We weight, is one way to see if you’re at a
we gain weight, which has led to a rich- We can refer you to our bariatric surgeon if healthy weight?
ness of new knowledge. is has yielded a appropriate, and, if that path feels right to can o er you medications that help with
far more accurate – and nuanced – picture you. Working with your primary care physi- If your BMI is:
of the issue. Our relationship with food is cian,we might manage medications you take the psychological aspect of eating, such as • 18.5-24/9, you’re a healthy weight
very complicated. ere are many possible for other conditions. We often nd weight- • 25-29.9, you’re overweight
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take for other things. I’ve seen people
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nutritional evaluation and dietary recom-

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weight-loss medication to help with weight

loss. And since activity is an important

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goals to increase activity.

ere’s another way your plan from the

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How does Obesity put
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Ask the Doctor Q: Why do people become obese? Obesity also increases the risk of irregular or painful
A: Obesity is now recognized as an energy storage periods, high-birth-weight babies, gestational diabetes,
Dr. Mitchell S. Roslin disease that’s hormonally based. It can develop when and miscarriages. There’s a greater risk of breast cancer,
Director, Bariatric Surgery Program we eat large quantities of simple carbohydrates that especially post-menopause. Sixty percent of cancers
Northern Westchester Hospital break down fast to sugar, such as bread, pasta and of the uterine lining are caused by obesity, as are a
white rice. In response, your body produces excess signi cant number of uterine broids. Obese women
Learn more about insulin to keep the right level of glucose in the blood – with cancer have a higher rate of mortality and
Dr. Roslin, visit a condition called insulin resistance. recurrence because treatments, typically tested on non-obese people, may not be as effective.
DrRoslin Excess insulin production is a serious problem because
insulin prevents fat breakdown, so more food converts Q: What are the best remedies for obesity?
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your brain you should eat less. In women, there’s an weight range your body is genetically programmed for
extensive, complex interaction between the hormonally and that it tries to maintain. However, you must also
based reproductive cycles and insulin system, so subtle eat more protein and vegetables – foods that break
hormonal changes have a greater effect on women. down more slowly. FDA-approved medications help
some people lose weight. We now know that the best
Q: Are obese women at risk for certain treatment for obesity is multi-pronged. Beside surgery,
health problems? I use medications, behavioral therapy, and special
A: Absolutely. Most problems revolve around excessive exercise machines that make it possible for anyone to
production of insulin. Obese women have more difficulty run. Exercise greatly improves insulin resistance.
conceiving due to problems ovulating, and are more likely
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Learn how to meditate
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BY DR. ANDREW FRISHMAN today have busy, hectic schedules. 2. Focus on self-care: Cats you forgot me.” and who they are and live their life
GUEST COLUMNIST 4. Make the most of every accepting this reality, including
It is di cult to nd the time, or a seem to relish in self-care and their strengths and limitations. As
moment: A sad reality for many a pet owner, you have to be both
tranquil setting, for meditating.... happiness... grooming themselves dog owners is that their pet humble and present when picking
pooch only lives for an average up your dog’s poop!
A year ago, after hearing about so then what?? insistently. Did you ever notice of 10-12 years (give or take); cats
15-19 years. Pets are aware of 7. Awareness of pets’ ability
all of the bene ts, and with a bit I came to the epiphany...pets your pet dog likes to curl up next their limited time on earth too to sense the emotions of their
and therefore make the most of owners. Anyone with a pet un-
of skepticism, I started meditat- are our ambassadors of medita- to you and take naps? Have you every moment they are here. derstands this concept. When
you are happy, they amplify your
ing. tion!!! Here’s why. ever spotted your pet occasionally Does your dog seem to have a state of joy. When you are sad,
need to put a paw on you, even they come around more fre-
Like every other pursuit in my What follows are mindfulness wiggling around with a silly smile when sleeping close by? ey do quently to help cheer you up.
this because they are truly making
life, I was obsessed with learning tips that you can learn from your on his face? ey almost have a the most of the moment. Does Dogs have “tuned into” you
your cat jump on your computer through observation and mind-
the di erent methods of medita- pet and apply to your own life to special power that enables them keyboard or nudge a book you’re fulness. Pets truly are the ultimate
reading...And hey – you have to mindful creatures. We can learn a
tion. I read books on meditation, help you reach life goals. to be joyful. Happiness, how- admit that is super cute. great deal about living in the here
and now by just watching what
took classes on meditation and 1. Live in the here and now: ever, cannot occur unless they are 5. Breathe: At the dog they do and how they live their
park,walking or petting your cat lives. If one of your life goals is to
listened to lectures. Dogs and cats are very much well rested. is is why they get on the take time to live more mindfully, I suggest you
breathe and savor the moment! hang out with your pets.
It didn’t matter which venue I here and now focused. ey don’t cranky when they feel they are
6. Self-acceptance: Most pets Andrew Frishman, DVM,
was in, I kept on hearing certain sit around and ruminate about not getting enough sleep. accept who they are. ey do not practices at Progressive Animal
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and “letting go” were all topics of think about what is happening at anger and sadness. It should

meditation education. this exact moment in time. Liv- be noted however that dogs

One thing that I couldn’t grasp ing in the here and now some- do know how to make you feel

was that all the instructors said times means begging for food guilty if they feel neglected! Ev-

the best meditation was done in a and working you to toss them a ery pet owner knows that look

quiet, serene setting. Most people treat. they give you that says, “Hey –

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Former Mahopac pitching sensation Brendan White
drafted by Detroit Tigers


Since he was 5 years old,

Brendan White has dreamed of

playing professional baseball.

After his name was called in

the recent 2019 Major League

Baseball draft, White is about to

get that opportunity.

White, a 2016 Mahopac grad,

was chosen by the Detroit Tigers

organization in the 26th round of

the draft, with the 772nd overall


White just completed his

junior year at Siena College,

where the 5-foot-11, 185-pound

right-hander was recently named

rst-team All-MAAC. White is

also a two-time MAAC Pitcher

of the Week. He was tied for

second nationally with six

complete games this season, and JoAnne, Michael, Brendan and Sean White after hearing the draft
was second in the MAAC with news
a 3.00 ERA, third in strikeouts

with 93, and fourth in innings

pitched. He also set a new single

season school record with 93 K’s.

At Mahopac, White was a

two-year varsity player who

earned All-Section and All-

League honors, going 8-0 as a

team captain during his senior Former Mahopac High right-hander Brendan White was selected by
season. the Detroit Tigers in the 26th round of the 2019 MLB draft.

After being drafted, White

joined the Tigers and will start

his pro career playing rookie Chris Miller, the coach at turned his game around.”

ball in the Gulf Coast League in Mahopac when White played, Miller said White was driven

Florida. believes White has the makeup toward his goal.

White said it was like nothing to succeed on the big stage. “He made himself a

he had experienced when his “He has pinpoint accuracy, can professional baseball player, it was PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE WHITE FAMILY
name was called. In fact, he paint the black on either side of not given to him,” Miller said.
couldn’t even look at the TV the plate, and commands three “He went to pitching coaches, Brendan White during his Mahopac days, facing league rival John Jay
screen. pitches (fastball, curve, change)— learned about his body, turned of East Fishkill.

“My girlfriend and my dad that’s what makes him so good,” himself into a pro athlete. In high

were watching, but I had my head Miller said. “And his velocity school he was doing things that Yacco, another Mahopac grad He said the reality of his new

down,” White told Mahopac was impressive. As a senior, he the others wanted to do, his work who was drafted in 1999 by the future didn’t truly hit him until

News earlier this week, from was totally dominant, nobody ethic was amazing. And it’s just San Francisco Giants, and went he got to Florida.

camp in Lakeland, Florida.“ en touched him. He was lights- great to see a Mahopac player on to pitch ve years in the “It really hit me when I ew in,”

I heard them scream. I raised my out for the entire year; it was an doing this.“ minors. White said. “Got my equipment,

head, and saw my name. Right incredible season for him.“ Current Mahopac coach “Anthony has been with met the guys. Before that it was a

then I was speechless, grateful… White hopes to follow other Myckie Lugbauer, an assistant Brendan since he was 13 years surreal feeling. I’ve always wanted

thankful to the Tigers for the Mahopac grads, including Dave during White’s years, agreed. old, and he’s just been a great to play pro baseball, since I was

opportunity. No words can Fleming and CJ Reifenhauser - “If you asked me if I thought t,” Sean White, Brendan’s dad, 5 years old. I set my mind to it,

describe the feeling. Everything both of whom went on to play in he could be a pro, I’m not sure,” said. “He’s really helped shaped wanted to experience it, and my

I worked for, to see it come to the majors. Lugbauer said. “But once he gets Brendan, and he’s been great, friends and teammates always

fruition was just humbling and “In my time at Mahopac (eight a goal in his head, he works, and really driven.” pushed me.”

exciting. years), his stu is up there with he made it happen. He’s done Brendan White said it was For White (who plans to nish

“Now making it to the big the others who went to the pros,“ everything he had to do. To get an emotional scene at his house college in the next two years), the

leagues is the goal,“ he added. Miller said. “His senior year, if drafted you have to be lucky, it’s during the draft. road has just begun. After rookie

“Now that I’m here I am even we got a run, you knew we were very di cult—40 rounds, so “My mom ( JoAnne) started to ball, he’ll compete in low A (CT),

more motivated. Now I actually going to win the game. there’s lots of competition. You cry, Dad was screaming, we were A ( Michigan), high A (Florida),

have control over what I do. I can “And it could not happen to a have to beat out a lot of kids. But all hugging,” he said. “We had a AA (Erie, PA), and AAA

make a run to the big leagues, nicer kid,“ Miller added. “He was Brendan will outwork anyone he moment to hug and soak it all in. (Toledo, Ohio), before hopefully

I’m in the system, motivated a great student, and always the has to in order to make sure it My parents have done everything hitting the big league stage.

and excited. I have con dence in best player on the team. He was happens.” for me, I can’t say it enough. “Seeing every level, it can be

myself—I believe I can do this, always small, but a growth spurt White also credits his work And being next to them when it SEE WHITE PAGE 28
and it’s exciting to be around it.“ during his junior and senior year with pitching coach Anthony happened was just perfect.”

Dylan O’Keefe
8U plays tough, loses 14-13 had two RBIs.


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James Mancinelli started on the
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Nick Marcella drove in two
runs for Mahopac, Grady Muller
had two RBIs and a double, and
went 2-for-2.Declan Cotter drove
in two runs, Pete Maccio had an
RBI, Dylan O’Keefe drove in two
runs, and Patrick Stirpe and Tyler
Marino each had one RBI.

“James battled through a tough
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proper way to play baseball.”
Mahopac beat John Jay of Cross
River, 12-1, on June 15. Giogianni
had three RBIs, and O’Keefe
pitched two scoreless innings.
On June 9, Mahopac topped
Putnam Valley, 12-4, with Manci-
nelli striking out six in two score-
less innings. Muller had a triple
and four RBIs in that win, and
Nick Marcella had a double and
drove in two.
Mahopac was scheduled to play
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WHITE “When we heard his name
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relief,“ he added. “We’re just so

intimidating,“ White said. “But proud of him. He’s had this dream

in the day-to-day, just doing the since he was young, he worked so

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Sean White described the of him.”

moments leading up to the draft. e White family has been die-

“You’re always on pins and hard Yankee fans forever, but now

needles until it happens,“ he said. they’ll happily make room for a

“It took a little longer than we new team to root for.

thought,but all that matters is that “Now we’re buying Detroit

he was drafted. Halfway through Tigers hats and shirts,” Sean

day three of the draft it happened, White said. “And when New

so that was very exciting.Everyone York plays Detroit, that will be

jumped up screaming. My wife tough. But we’ll go with our

and I, his uncle, his girlfriend, kid. We’re all very excited, very

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