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Published by Halston Media, 2020-01-09 16:30:31

Mahopac News 01.09.20

VOL. 10 NO. 45 Visit TapIntoMahopac.net for the latest news. THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2020

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Con ict over contract at center of dispute

BY BOB DUMAS Lupinacci—did not seek re-

EDITOR election and their terms ended

Dec. 31.

e town’s consulting engi- Barile said that he admired

neer, John Folchetti, owner of J. Folchetti, calling him a “great

Robert Folchetti & Associates, engineer.” But he asserted that

has resigned. the contract was “bad” and that

Folchetti tendered his resig- with new councilmen Frank

nation in a Dec. 20 letter to the Lombardi and Robert Schanil

Town Board. He was in the mid- joining the board Jan. 1, Fol-

dle of a four-year contract that chetti’s future tenure had sud-

paid him and his rm $10,000 denly become less secure.

a month to consult with the Mahopac News reached out

LDet anc !PHOTO:TABITHAPEARSONMARSHALL town’s engineering department to Folchetti seeking comment,

Joseph and Marissa get in the groove during the annual and its engineer, Rich Fran- but calls were not returned by
“senior prom,” which was held at the high school last month.
More than 100 seniors came out to dance the day away to the zetti. e contract also required press time.
sounds of the MHS jazz band and enjoy some refreshments.
For more photos, see the centerspread on pages 14 and 15. that all water and wastewater “He took the easy way out,”

capital-project work be awarded PHOTO: BOB DUMAS Barile said of Folchetti’s decision
to resign by submitting a letter.
to Folchetti provided that the John Folchetti
construction value didn’t exceed “He would have had to re-do the

$2.25 million. e contract also contract and face the new board

allowed Folchetti to submit bid proposals for proj- without his allies.

ects not covered by these stipulations. “Look, it was never a problem with John Fol-

Supervisor Ken Schmitt and Councilman Mike chetti,” Barile continued. “He is one of the best

Barile have long opposed the contract, saying it engineers I know. It was the contract.”

created a redundancy since the town already had a Schmitt also opposed the contract and would

fulltime on-sta engineer and that it circumvent- not sign checks for Folchetti for work being per-

ed the bidding process. formed for the Water District No. 2 rehabilitation

Two of Folchetti’s staunchest supporters on SEE FOLCCHETTI PAGE 6
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LEISURE
MAHOPAC MUSINGS 24 GOLD AWARD
OPINION
SCHOOLS & CAMPS 2
SPORTS
8 Girl Scout Victoria DelFavero
18 pays it forward.
20 pg 3


PAGE 2 MAHOPAC NEWS MAHOPAC MUSINGS THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2020

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2020 Your Neighbor MAHOPAC NEWS PAGE 3

Paying it forward

Mentors with mentees, from left, first row: Anaya Rojas, Justin and Katelyn Mariani, Billy Ianiri, Marisa
Cardarelli, and Alyssa Settembrini. Second row: Samantha Narcissi, Katie Cummins, Victoria DelFavero,
Andrea Settembrini and Isabella Ianiri

PHOTOS COURTESY OF VICTORIA DELFAVERO Victoria DelFavero PHOTO: BOB DUMAS

The mentoring program in action; from left: Justin Mariani, Fiona Sheeran, Billy Ianiri, Samantha Narcissi and
Vincent Calabrese

Mahopac Girl Scout on verge of earning prestigious Gold Award

BY BOB DUMAS ing new people is scary at that age. Now, I mentors opens doors and improves social- and have a safe place to express themselves,”
EDITOR am still friends with all the girls.” ization skills. She had watched her young she added.
brother struggle with similar issues.
Mahopac High School senior Victoria Now 17, DelFavero is poised to receive So, DelFavero decided to create a pro-
DelFavero was a shy kid. So, her parents Girl Scouting’s Gold Award—the high- “I saw that my brother was struggling a gram in which high school students men-
encouraged her to join the Girl Scouts. est honor a Girl Scout can obtain and the little academically and emotionally and he tor children in grades K-3. e program
She enrolled in the Brownies when she was equivalent of the Boy Scouts’ Eagle Scout had this older senior friend who helped him ran from May through November at the
about 7 years old. designation. a lot,” she said. “ rough his transition [in church the DelFaveros attend—Grace
school] he got a lot of comfort from him. Lutheran in Yorktown Heights. It was so
“ ey wanted to put me in there because And like an Eagle Scout, a Gold Award successful, DelFavero and the church hope
I wasn’t involved in a lot of things when winner must envision and execute a project “I believe today that more kids are gravi- to incorporate it into the church’s vacation
I was younger,” DelFavero recalled. “Girl in order to receive the honor. tating toward technology instead of inter- bible school.
Scouts was a way for me to make friends acting socially face to face so I wanted to
and come out of my shell a little bit. Meet- For her project, DelFavero decided to give them the opportunity to socialize and SEE GOLD AWARD PAGE 7
pay it forward. Her experience with scout- talk, play some games, and learn some skills
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Town hires two new cops; promotes another
O cers sworn in at reorganizational meeting

BY BOB DUMAS bachelor’s degree in criminal jus-

EDITOR tice.

Desantola said his inspiration

e ranks of the Carmel Police to go into law enforcement was

Department continue to grow his father, who was a police o -

as two new recruits, sworn in cer for 30 years in Mount Vernon.

last week, are expected to hit the “I watched him put on the uni-

streets next spring after gradua- form every day my whole life,” he

tion from the police academy in said. “I have always admired the

Westchester County this coming uniform and the duties that a po-

May. lice o cer has.”

Vincent Desantola and Arthur Desantola is also a veteran,

Kloskowski, both 24 years old, having served in the Marine

were sworn in by Supervisor Ken Corps before receiving an honor-

Schmitt at the Town Board’s Jan. able discharge in 2017. He said

2 reorganizational meeting. his military experience was the PHOTO: BOB DUMAS

Desantola is from Wappingers perfect primer for a career in law From left, Lt. Stephen Kunze, and new officers Arthur Kloskowski and Vincent Desantola, with Carmel
Falls and is a graduate of Roy C. enforcement. Police Chief Michael Cazzari

Ketchum High School. He at- “ at’s why I served in the

tended Westchester Community Marines,” he said. “It’s the same in Desantola’s family. One cousin a police department in New York munity that Carmel police had,
College in Valhalla and Marist
College in Poughkeepsie wherething with the police. It’s another served on the Mount Vernon PD State. and I’ve always seen the positive
way for me to serve.” while another, who was an o cer “Blue runs deep in the family in uence they have, and it was
“onbutAhsseinaaeldsosvc,iacwel esfmrroeamllylhe continues to work toward ain Florida, is now seeking to join something I wanted to do.”
Police and re work run deep and so does re,” he said. “ e
other half of the family is re. He said he was excited to start
Guns and hoses!” his rst police job in his home-
town.
Desantola said that while he
may be new to Carmel/Mahopac, “I always thought I would end
he didn’t see the transition as a up down in the city starting as
di cult challenge. an NYPD o cer, but I am very
lucky and blessed to get to start
“I went to di erent countries up here,” Kloskowski said. “I
[in the Marines] and had to deal want to go through the academy
with people where I didn’t even and learn as much as I can and
know the language,” he said. “So, use those skills when I’m out do-
coming to a new place like Car- ing eld training. It will de nitely
mel, at least we speak the same be nice to start o my career close
language. I’m very excited to meet

new people, the business owners, to home.”

our professional and protect the community.” Schmitt told the new recruits

Kloskowski, on the other hand, that they are joining a special po-

colleagues... Joe Tock, is local. A graduate of Mahopac lice force.
High School, he earned a bach- “You are really joining an awe-
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He will be the rst police of- pervisor said. “It’s one of the best

cer in his family. in the country as far as I’m con-

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Courthouse turns blue for Human FOLCHETTI “What happened with that
Trafficking Prevention Month FROM PAGE 1
was a disgrace,” Barile said.

“He was allowed to alter his

bid. It stinks; it smells.”

project. Deputy Supervisor McDonough said she didn’t

In recognition of January as is at risk for tra cking, regardless e Safe Harbour App is de- Suzi McDonough signed the have a problem with it and

National Slavery & Human Traf- of socio-economic class, race, and signed for easy use and includes: checks in his stead. said sometimes having rms

cking Prevention Month, the gender. Runaway and homeless • In-depth de nitions of traf- But Barile, who has been rebid was standard operating

Putnam County Courthouse will youth, youth who have been in cking and commercial sexual the councilman most vo- procedure.

be lit with blue light, according foster care, and LGBTQ youth exploitation of children (CSEC) cal about the contract—it “ ere was no problem

to County Executive MaryEllen are at higher risk. • Indicators to assess a youth’s was one of the planks of his when he bid on something

Odell. Warning signs of human traf- risk of tra cking campaign platform—said the and didn’t get the job. Now,

“Human tra cking is every- cking can include a history of • Tips on how to help if a youth town was paying far too much there’s a problem,” she said.

where, including Putnam Coun- multiple runaways or homeless- is a victim of tra cking; and for engineering services. “[Town engineer] Rich [Fran-

ty,” said Odell. “By lighting the ness, frequent absences from • Resources and programs in “We have the most expen- zetti] has done this before.

courthouse blue, we show our school, unexplained changes in Putnam County that are available sive engineers in Putnam or He says, ‘Give me your best

support for victims and survivors. lifestyle such as excessive amounts to tra cked youth and those at Westchester counties in the number’ and Folchetti came

Every business, community orga- of cash or items that a youth can- risk of tra cking last 10 years and that is fact. It down lower. He knows a lot

nization, faith community, school, not reasonably a ord, a control- Safe Harbour, a program of was a killer for the taxpayers,” about Water District No. 2

family and individual can make a ling relationship with an older the Putnam County Department he said. “And what do we have and would have been the best

di erence. I urge everyone to learn partner or adult, signs of physical of Social Services, is a strength- to show for it?” choice.”

the signs of human tra cking.” abuse, or a lack of documentation. based program that provides sup- Barile was particularly irate McDonough said she was

It is estimated that 300,000 do- Safe Harbour, Putnam Coun- ports and services to tra cked about the recent bid process upset over Folchetti’s resigna-

mestic youth are at risk for com- ty’s Anti-Human Tra cking pro- youth and those at risk of being for relining the water pipes in tion.

mercial sexual exploitation and gram, has launched a mobile app, tra cked. For more information Water District No. 2. Two of “We are losing a quali ed

that 100,000 children are the vic- Safe Harbour Putnam County. on how you can help prevent hu- the bidders—including Fol- engineer who knows the area

tims of sex tra cking every year. e free app is available at the man tra cking, contact Safe Har- chetti—were allowed to rebid and has done nothing but

e average age of youth being App Store for iOS/iPhone/iPad bour at 845-808-1500 or call the and Folchetti was given the professional work,” she said. “I

forced into the commercial sex and Google Play Store for An- National Human Tra cking Ho- job at a cost of approximately feel really badly that he’s step-

trade is 12-14 years old. All youth droid devices. tline at 1-888-373-7888. $590,000. ping down and it’s a loss for

the community. We like the

best and now we don’t have

the best on contract. I under-

stand why he did it, but I am

really sad. I think they do an

unbelievably great job.”

In his resignation letter,

Folchetti wrote that he be-

lieves there have been mis-

understandings with town

o cials over the nature of the

contract.

“In order to avoid similar

misinterpretations in the fu-

ture, and to be able to propose

without similar confusion

on future capital projects, we

hereby resign as consulting

engineers for the town, ef-

fective at close of business

on Dec. 31, 2019,” Folchetti

wrote.

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GOLD AWARD (the children) always wanted to come back.’ ‘I wanted to give them the opportunity to socialize
Some even planned their vacations around
FROM PAGE 3 it.”

A survey matched the high school stu- Some of the mentees, DelFavero said, and talk, play some games, and learn some skills and
have a safe place to express themselves.’
dents with mentees of similar interests, took a while to warm up to the program,

such as sports or scouting. but eventually embraced it.

“My friend does track and was talking to “Some of them were shy,” she said. - Victoria DelFavero
her mentee about how track goes and how “ ere was a little boy who didn’t want to

the season goes for each of them,” DelFa- leave his mother and was a little timid be- Girl Scout Gold Award Candidate

vero explained. “Some of the Girl Scouts cause there were so many people there. He

talked about what their troops did, and we eventually warmed up and really enjoyed

exchanged ideas.” talking to his mentor.”

e mentees were recruited through the DelFavero said she needed supplies Council this month. If all goes well, she will DelFavero hasn’t decided which college

church and came from surrounding school for the program—coloring books, sticker receive her Gold Award at a ceremony in she will attend in September but has nar-

districts such as Lakeland and Mahopac. books, games to break the ice—and con- March. rowed it down to three: the University of

“I talked to a lot of parents there from ducted a bake sale to raise funds. She She already has the Silver Award, earned Central Florida (Orlando), University of

di erent school districts and sent iers to raised nearly $500. by creating a small library at her church. South Florida (Tampa) and Florida-Atlan-

the Mahopac elementary schools,” DelFa- “My mom and I spent a lot of time do- “I gained my Silver Award by creating tic (Boca Raton) She’s been accepted at all

vero said. “We met every other ursday as ing research to gure what kind of ques- a library to help with the kids who might of them. She’s still contemplating her eld

a group at the church’s fellowship hall.” tions to give both the mentors and men- want to step back from technology and of study, which could determine which

She said the parents of the mentees were tees to see how they could cross paths,” read a couple of books,”she said.“We built school she chooses.

more than pleased with the results. DelFavero said. “My dad is a gym teacher shelves and took over existing cubby spac- “It’s amazing what the Girl Scout pro-

“We had a lot of positive feedback,” Del- in Mount Kisco and at his school they es that they don’t use any more. We have gram has done for her,” says her mom,

Favero said. “After it was over, we sent out have a program like this, and he got me over 100 children’s books; some were do- Lorraine. “She has blossomed. e Scout

a survey to the parents and they wrote a lot some of the questions that they use.” nated, and some were bought with money leaders here are fantastic for the commu-

of positive things, such as ‘they built a sense DelFavero is working on the nal report we raised from another fundraiser. ey nity.”

of community with our children,’ and ‘they on the project to present to the Girl Scout are building an adult portion as well.”

NEW COPS into law enforcement.” geant,” Schmitt said. “He’s gone up through distinguished service award. He was also
Schmitt also swore in Carmel PD veteran the ranks nicely and done a great job.” the Mid-Hudson Stop DWI program’s top
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Stephen Kunze, who was promoted from His advice to Kunze: “Continue to do
rewarding career. We will give you the tools sergeant to the rank of lieutenant. Schmitt what you’ve been doing.” “He is very active and very involved. He
that you need and the training you need to said that Kunze has excelled at every level. is respected by his peers and the commu-
get it done and keep yourself safe. We will In a CPD career that began in 2002, nity as well,” Schmitt said. “He will do an
prepare you to do a great job and make us “He’s been a tremendous asset to the Kunze has won three meritorious police excellent job in the police department as a
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His mind is in the toilet Attitude of gratitude
for the new year
As the House of Representa- HERE ing motion for the crowd—‘One
tives voted overwhelmingly AND time, two times, three times …” You can train your brain to make LIFE,
to impeach Donald Trump NOW! while adding dramatic sound you happier. One way to do this HEALTH,
on charges of abuse of power and e ects—“swoosh, swoosh, takes only three minutes a day, POLITICS
obstruction of Congress, Don- and that is to start a gratitude practice.
ald Trump—on that fateful late BERNIE swoosh.” MARA
December evening—was in Battle KOSBERG “Not me of course,” he contin- What is a gratitude practice? SCHIFFREN
Creek, Mich. railing about water- You simply make a formal practice of
conserving bathroom xtures. ues, “not me, but you. You. But writing down each day, whether at night

Strongly emphasizing that it is not him, of I never mention that. Because
course, who needs to ush the toilet a dozen
times to dispose of his business,Trump delivered one time I mentioned all three. I
a riotous rant about low-pressure toilets, exclaim-
ing, “My administration is looking very strongly said, sinks, showers, and toilets. e headline was, or in the morning, three things you are
at sinks and showers, and other elements of
bathrooms… because people have complained ‘Trump with the toilets, toilets.’ at’s all they grateful for that day. In the beginning,
to me that they are ushing toilets 10 times, 15
times, not just once.” want. ey don’t even mention the, so I didn’t when this is a hard avenue for your brain to travel, you can even note

Raging on about his personal grudge against mention that, OK? I go o the record.” the same thing each day. As long as you start. Eventually you will move
toilets,Trump noted that he has directed the
Environmental Protection Agency to adjust and/ “But you know what, it’s terrible,”Trump forward so that you are absolutely lled each day with things you are
or withdraw its policies on employing water-sav-
ing devices. (By the way, the EPA estimates that rambled on. “You wanna wash your hands, you grateful for.
using approved water- and electricity-conserving
turn on the sink, no water comes out. So, you So why does this practice help?
xtures and appliances saves the average house-
hold $350 annually, even considering, in their leave the water, go ten times as long, it’s same Because it trains your eye to linger on the things that are bene cent
accounting, the occasional courtesy ush.)
thing. You have a shower. Drip. It’s no good for in your life, the things you love, the things that make your life deep,
Just the third president in 243 years of U.S.
history to face impeachment,Trump rambled me, for me.” complex and meaningful.
on and on to his rambunctious audience about
discharge of one form or another. On the very night that the House voted to According to Harvard Health online magazine, “In positive psychol-

“Sinks, uh, showers, all of this stu , I did a lot impeach him,Trump’s two-plus-hour monologue ogy research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with
of it. No water comes out. You have areas where
there’s so much water you don’t know what to not only ri ed on plumbing, but also singled out greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions,
do with it. You turn on the shower, you’re not
allowed to have any water anymore. I mean, numerous complaints about household appli- relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and
we do a lot of it. Uh, dishwashers. You did the
dishwasher, right? You press it. Remember the ances, especially lightbulbs. build strong relationships.”
dishwasher, you press it? Boom, there’d be like
an explosion, ve minutes later, you open it, the “Why do I always look so orange?” he asked And aren’t those all things we want in life?
steam pours out, the dishes. Now you press it 12
times. Women tell me. Again. You know, they the crowd “You know why: because of the new If you realize you are grateful for certain relationships in your life,
give you four drops of water. And they’re in places
where there’s so much water they don’t know light (energy-e cient lightbulbs). ey’re terrible. you will work harder on nurturing them. If you are grateful for the
what to do with it. So, we just came out with a
reg on dishwashers. We’re going back to you. You look terrible. ey cost you many, many beauty of the natural world, you will become even more attuned to it

“... Now we’re doing it with a lot of other times more. Like four or ve times more.” and take the opportunity to go outside and experience it more deeply.
things. Uh, dishwashers, and uh, you know. I
won’t tell you one of the things because every But Trump’s never-ending diatribe didn’t stop If you are grateful for your life journey, you will treasure your body—
time I tell you they do a big number on it. You
know the one I’m talking about, right? Sinks, there. e role that science plays in government your vehicle to experience life. And you may also begin to treat your
right? Showers? And what goes with a sink and
a shower?” decision-making was also an object of Trump’s body with more care and tend to your health in order to have a more

“Toilets!” the Trumpers in Battle Creek yelled ire that night. His political appointees, related ful lling experience through life.
in unison.
Trump, have played a huge part in helping him Beginning a gratitude practice is easy. In a dedicated notebook, sim-
Trump then goes into an exaggerating ush-
to confront the role that “bogus science” plays in ply write down the date and list three things you are grateful for that

federal policymaking. And Trump boasted, the day. It could be as simple as the beauty of a sunset, a delicious holiday

in uence of scientists over regulatory decision- meal and the sound of a dear one’s voice.

making has been greatly reduced. But when you write these things down on paper, your brain auto-

Indeed, under Trump, universally held sci- matically re-experiences them. is is called a sense memory. A sense

enti c ndings related to the environment, memory allows you to linger on the senses that were activated in that

human-caused climate change, and public health moment, whether it was visual, aural or your sense of smell and just

have been challenged, and deceptive theories in for that instant, your brain re-experiences the same feel good chemi-

support of oil drilling and coal mining have been cal release as it did when you had the original experience. is process

advanced. Hundreds upon hundreds of scientists, locks the experience deeper into your memory banks as well and may

pressured not to speak publicly by the Trump even deepen your experience of the moment.

administration—disappointed and disgusted at Say you are outside walking through a grove of evergreen trees after

seeing their work undone—have departed gov- a rain enjoying the freshness of the air, like I did this morning. On fur-

ernment service. ther re ection, you may become aware that breathing in the fresh air

As the United States pulls back from world caused your body to relax. is relaxation response is caused in part by

leadership in science, human rights and world the terpenes released by the trees. Terpenes are the essential oils of the

diplomacy, many of the achievements of the past trees, which act as their version of an immune system. ey are health

century that helped make this country an envied promoting in humans as well. So, the next time you have such an ex-

global power, including gains in life expectancy, perience, it will be multipronged, since you will consciously understand

business acumen, lowered air pollution, increased the processes at work, and you might seek it out for that reason.

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LETTERS

The real collusion sinister attempt to remove and personally and deputy county executive of Putnam lect a Republican running mate as the ul-
defame the character of President Trump County for three years, I try to direct my timate strategy to defeat President Trump
To the editor, by a few high-placed FBI and Depart- attention to our democratic process and in November.
It is obvious to most observers that for ment of Justice personnel.
nd the above partisan division within All citizens of both parties should watch
nearly three and a half years, the Demo- Perhaps even more disturbing could be our country to be very dangerous and un- for this development and let your party know
crats and a few but vocal “never Trumpers” the ongoing “Durham investigation” that sustainable for any good to come for the that tactics of this type, done for the wrong
establishment Republicans have shown may show criminal activity involving both American people. I believe a very desper- reasons, can never be good for our democ-
their unwillingness to accept the results of the intelligence agencies and the State ate movement is underway by these same racy. If this happens, it will bring about the
the 2016 election. As we have seen, this re- Department in this e ort. “never Trumper” Republican elites, to seek real collusion in our American democracy.
action, took the form of the debunk “Rus- out the front-running Democratic chal-
sian conspiracy” and the deliberate and As a former Republican and Conserva- lenger, Joe Biden, and convince him to se- Frank Del Campo
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“[G]ratitude also helps people connect to something larger
than themselves as individuals—whether to other people, nature,
or a higher power.”

It is a truism by now that our current society is overly focused
on the negative. Social media is often cited as the cause of this
where negative voices reverberate most strongly, with such stories
instantly being retweeted thousands of times and everyone pil-
ing in with more negativity. Moreover, all of this negativity has
helped to produce a feeling of besiegement on each side of the
political aisle. To such an extent that it is not uncommon these
days for people to say that the right and the left are in a cold civil
war.

So, whether it is your own happiness and state of mind that
you are working on in the coming year; or whether you want to
help do your bit to create a healthier, more vibrant, less riven
society, in either case, a gratitude practice is an easy step forward
to help hack your brain into the happiness mode.

Mara Schi ren, PhD, is a writer, certi ed Functional Medicine
Health coach and certi ed Peak Performance coach. You can reach her
at [email protected]

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No one’s perfect—not even perfectionists

Dear Dr. Linda, From what you’re saying, however, their signi cant others—Mom, Dad,
teachers, friends—will not love, like
My daughter is in her junior year and your daughter is not just looking for a or approve of them. Sometimes,
a parent’s or teacher’s expression
is determined to get a perfect SAT score. perfect score on her SAT, she seems to is interpreted by the student as,
“I’m a failure in his or her eyes.”
My husband sees nothing wrong with want to be perfect in every way. Even
e student then believes that
that, but I’m concerned, to say the least. though it’s admirable on one hand, it has they must be perfect in order to
avoid being judged negatively
However, I’m not sur- its downside. in others’ eyes. at may be not
what’s going on in the others’
prised. Since she’s been Let’s begin with minds, but the student per-
ceives it is.
little, she’s always afraid STRONG the positive aspect of
that her hair is not LEARNING striving for perfection. Interestingly, research is
perfect, or she’s wear- It motivates people to showing that more teens are
ing the wrong jeans, DR. LINDA achieve high goals and su ering from this need to
or afraid her teachers SILBERT when they do, it’s very be a perfectionist, than in
the past. Years ago, Barbie
and other kids will satisfying. However, dolls were blamed for girls
striving to be thin. ey inter-
think she’s stupid if she the downside is that nalized how the Barbie doll
looked as the perfect way to look. It
doesn’t ace every test. many of those goals was unrealistic, but nevertheless, it be-
came a standard that many girls judged
Somehow, we’ve muddled through all are not attainable and are unrealistic. themselves against.

these years by telling her that no one is For example, always getting A’s. If the What is happening in our world that’s
causing more and more students to
perfect, but now that were here with this student receives those A’s and is living a strive for 100 percent academically? And
if their grades drop lower than 100 per-
perfect SAT thing, I’m really concerned. normal mentally healthy life, that’s great. cent, they consider themselves failures?
Who’s causing this? e parents? e
How hard is it to get that score? However, if getting those grades leads to teachers? e colleges? e SATs and
the ACTs?
Concerned Mom emotional and social problems, then it’s
If you think your daughter is su er-
not so great. ing from perfectionist traits, it would be

Dear Concerned Mom, Unfortunately, the latter is usually advisable to seek pro-
fessional help. She needs to learn how to
To begin with, only a small percentage the case. Many times, people who are set her expectations high but not so high
that she is constantly unhappy, always
of students receive a perfect score on the perfectionists are unhappy. ey su er searching for perfection and never nd-
ing it because it doesn’t exist.
SATs or the ACTs. Many who do have from meltdowns, depression and even
Dr. Linda
extra time because time is one of the procrastination because they’re afraid
Dr. Linda is co-author of “Why Bad Grades
biggest obstacles to obtaining a perfect they may not be perfect. And if they Happen to Good Kids” and director of
Strong Learning Tutoring and Test Prep.
score. Yet, there are those who do receive perceive that they’re not perfect, they If you have a question, email Dr. Linda at
[email protected]
a perfect score without extended time. consider themselves stupid and a failure.

Many of these students work at a high ey judge themselves according to an

cognitive level and work very fast. How- unrealistic goal that they have created in

ever, for most students who do well in their own mind.

school, it’s the time that prevents them e reason people become perfection-

from achieving a perfect score. ists vary. It could be that they think

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e cream of the crop

“Oh no!” I cried from the face. I have something the smell of the Noxzema
bathroom.
“Honey, what’s called a retinol which I’m was so o ensive it’s possible
wrong? Are you OK?” My hus-
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“I used my night cream
instead of my day cream and aged eggs in my ovaries. creams I use mainly because,
it’s daytime.”
He stared at me blankly. en I have a neck cream for the delicate a) ey’re costly and,
“What do you think is go-
ing to happen?” I asked him. neck area which feels suspiciously like the b) ey take up a lot of room in my medi-
“I guess your face is going to
fall asleep,” he replied and left day and night creams I already use. I’ve been cine chest and,
the room.
I knew my husband thought told, though, that the neck creams have dif- c) I have to explain this whole thing all
it was ridiculous that one person
needed so many creams. I have ferent anti-aging and tightening properties, over again to the TSA agents every time I
my day cream and my night cream
which is heavier than my day cream which, it would seem, could easily and less travel and they wonder why I have so many
because apparently one needs more
moisture on their face when they sleep. I expensively be handled by wearing a turtle- creams and lotions for one person who has
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lines under my eyes which, apparently, are
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BY JESSICA JAFET available to dine-in or take-out, with toppings designed PHOTOS: TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL
GUEST WRITER to satisfy the cravings of anyone who stops by.
“We are also going to focus heavily on our cuisine, so
For his third venture in Mahopac, proprietor Rick "I have always had a passion for Italian-style cooking come for really good food, a lot of handmade cocktails,
Megna invites diners who are looking for casual fare and it is something new that I hadn’t done yet,”Megna fresh muddled fruit cocktails and a very good wine
and those seeking an evening of intimate, semi- ne said. “We are doing a lot of in-house preparation of and beer list.”
dining, to try a unique new restaurant in town that food; we are baking our own breads, we will have fresh
o ers both experiences at one location. wood- red pizzas and we are going to have our own Some must-have selections from the tapas menu
savor-crust traditional type of pizza.” include a charcuterie platter for two, piña colada
Savor Ristorante & Bar, located at 18 Clark Place, is shrimp and prosciutto-wrapped bocconcini.
the newest creation from Megna, following his popular e restaurateur, a resident of Mahopac for over 20
eateries, Rick’s Seafood Restaurant and Market and years and a father of two young boys, left nance and “ is is a place for people who might feel a little
Char Steakhouse & Bar—two neighborhood dining accounting and dove into the restaurant business back mis t in a local sports bar or tavern type thing, who
spots that locals have come to know and love. in 1999. Now, with years of valuable experience and a might want a little bit of a nicer cuisine,”Megna added.

Finishing touches were recently made on the Clark nger on the pulse of what diners in our area are looking Downstairs in the main restaurant, foodies can
Place building that was at one time a Bavarian pastry for, he feels passionate about his latest establishment. savor traditional Italian fare, with dishes like veal
shop and later housed various restaurants. Osso Bucco, Bronzini Oreganato, Pappardelle with
“ is is going to be a new venue. It also allows me Wild Boar Ragu and Grandma’s Sunday Gravy: a
Megna converted it into two distinct eating spaces: to change the format of how restaurants operated here hearty dish of Italian sausage, meatball, beef and
a cozy, intimate dining room with an original Italian- in the past,” he explained. pork that is slow-braised in a tomato sauce. Classic
fusion menu and an adjacent bar and funky loft area Rigatoni Bolognese is prepared in the traditional way
that features an exceptional selection of tapas. Add to “We are going to have a nice intimate ambiance— using a combination of pork, beef and veal braised in a
that a menu of authentic wood- red pizza, which is but it is not too stu y. We are going to focus on plate tomato, red wine, mirepoix sauce.
presentation, putting a creative twist on traditional
Italian dishes and are also o ering some Italian dishes Megna wants diners to know that he is giving his “one
that you don’t really nd around here.” hundred percent focus” to providing customers with a
great experience at this new addition to the Mahopac
Upstairs in the bar and lounge, groups of friends, dining scene and believes that Savor Ristorante & Bar
singles and couples alike, can meet up to enjoy the will serve many needs at once.
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small-bites and bar items like wings. e atmosphere, “Order take-out or delivery, send pizzas to the
he said, will be lively with music, a replace, multiple house for the babysitter and the kids, then
TVs and a loft area that overlooks the bar. come here and have dinner—or come
with your friends to the lounge.”

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hopac’s “Coach Dominik DeMatteo and the students of the
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by the cial event for our local seniors. Honoring them this way
served is another excellent re ection of the ‘Mahopac Way,’”
said School Superintendent Anthony DiCarlo.

Alley Savino,
Jackie Borgelt,

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District schedules Library to hold
kindergarten registration Fine Amnesty Week

e Mahopac School District has slated kindergarten registration for incoming stu- Mahopac Library wants you back! Amnesty applies to Mahopac Pub-
dents for the 2020-21 school year
Are you unable to use your library card lic Library items only, and individuals
Students must be 5 years old on or before Dec. 1, 2020—no exceptions.
Kindergarten registration is by appointment only on these dates: as a result of lost or overdue library ma- must come into the library to get their
Austin Road: Jan. 13, 15, 30; Feb. 5, 13
Fulmar Road: Jan. 24, 28; Feb. 7, 25 terial? Are you holding on to damaged nes waived; phone calls and emails will
Lakeview: Jan. 17, 22; Feb. 3, 11, 27
Contact the o ce of central registration at 845-621-0656, ext. 13506 or 13905 items that you don’t think are accept- not be considered for amnesty. e tem-
to schedule an appointment and request a registration packet. Registration packets
are also available on our district website under Departments/registration/registration able to return? Come on back with your porary ne amnesty week is intended to
packets/grades k-12.
items during Fine Amnesty week—Jan. reduce barriers in the use of materials
e web address is www.mahopac.org.
13-19. and extend our thanks to the library’s

Library sta will check them in and neighbors and community members.

waive your nes so that you can contin- For information about what can be

ue to borrow books, CDs, DVDs, and returned during Fine Amnesty week,

more at your hometown library. Fine call 845-628-2009, ext. 100.

MUSINGS 6:15-7:15 p.m., at Temple Beth municative skills: listening, speak- Understanding Antisemitism.” Class is free; bring
FROM PAGE 2
Shalom, 760 Route 6, Mahopac. ing, reading, writing, exibility to and Responding to a bagged lunch, drinks and snacks
Spanish for Instructor: Julia Blair, language meet individual needs of students Antisemitism will be provided Reform Temple of
specialist, member of ACTFL, on a basic level. TBS member fee: Putnam Valley, 362 Church Road,

Beginners American Council of Teachers of $160; non-member fee: $170— Putnam Valley.

Foreign Language. e course is payable to Julia Blair (includes Reform Temple of Putnam For more information, call 845-

Two eight-week sessions will be open to TBS members and the course workbook). Register by Valley will host Adult Education 528-4774 or visit www.rtpv.org.

o ered Jan. 8- March 4 (No class public. Julia’s class promises: En- Dec. 30. For more info or to regis- Lunch and Learn on Saturday, Jan. RSVP to [email protected]

on Feb. 5). Days: Wednesday, 1:30- tertaining interactive activities; ter, contact Julia Blair at 845-527- 11, noon– 1:30 p.m. entitled, “Un-

Carmel Rec Winter2:30 p.m.; evenings: Wednesday, opportunities to develop four com- 0976 or [email protected] derstanding and Responding to
Classes

Registration is open for winter
classes at the Carmel Recreation
and Parks Department.Many,many
classes to choose from including
skiing, snowboarding and ice skat-
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on classes and to see the brochure,
visit the website at www.carmelny.
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Facebook @CarmelRecreation.

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PAGE 18 MAHOPAC NEWS SCHOOLS & CAMPS THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2020

‘Mayhem’ brings a Buddy Bench
over 1,800 miles to Austin Road

Arrival coincided with National Bullying
Prevention Month

BY LAURA LEE HOLMBO the community,” said Liz Pinto, ing area in a school playground Mayhem head coach Chris Provenzano and his son check out the new
CONTRIBUTING WRITER mother of two of the players and where children who are lonely or bench.
coordinator of the team’s chari- bullied can go to nd friends. If
When you play together for table initiatives. a student spots another child on ager at the ACME in Mahopac complex. One parent, who is a
over ve years like the boys of the bench, the intention is for
the Mahopac Soccer U12 team e team has come together that student to go join the child facilitated countless plastic caps member of the FDNY, received
“Mayhem,” you inevitably build in the past with charitable acts in need of comfort.
a bond. And for the Mayhem ranging from providing Christ- donated by customers. an outpouring of support from
players, this bond isn’t just on the mas presents for a single mother Last spring, the team sought to
with four teenagers to wearing collect more than 200 pounds of “I put up a sign at the store and people donating their plastic caps
eld. purple socks at a soccer tourna- plastic caps. is is the required
e families of this middle ment to help raise funds for Re- amount that Green Tree Plastics, customers were immediately sup- at his station in Manhattan. Pinto’s
lay for Life. located in Indiana, needs to build
school-aged travel team that a bench crafted from 100 percent portive,” Marangiello said. “Some brother chipped in too by helping
plays in the Westchester Youth is is also how a Buddy recycled plastic.
Soccer League are also commit- Bench, built from repurposed customers are still coming up to to bring in a signi cant donation
ted to exposing their players to plastic caps, made its way to Aus- Fortunately, word spreads fast
ways of collectively helping oth- tin Road Elementary School, in Mahopac and people from all me with baggies of plastic caps. It’s of plastic caps from Bryant Pond
ers. where Pinto’s children, along over the community were do-
with several other teammates, at- nating plastic caps. Patricia Ma- nice to see everyone want to help Laundry & Dry Cleaners.
“It’s important for us to teach tend. A Buddy Bench is a seat- rangiello, customer service man-
the boys about giving back to out.” By the rst week of August,

Rainey Cuomo was another sig- Mayhem reached its goal of well

ni cant source of the plastic caps. over 200 pounds of plastic caps

Along with her husband, Jerry, she (about the size of a Mini Cooper

rallied her fellow seniors from the car) that was sorted and packed

Carmel Friendship Center and SEE BUDDY BENCH PAGE 19
her neighbors in their apartment

PHOTOS: LAURA LEE HOLMBRO

Each bin holds about 40 pounds in plastic bottle caps.


THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2020 SCHOOLS & CAMPS MAHOPAC NEWS PAGE 19

BUDDY BENCH hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremo- Members of the Mayhem soccer team cheer the ribbon cutting for the Buddy Bench. Holding the ribbon
ny to commemorate the gener- are James Dannolfo (left) and Tom Pinto (right). The ribbon cutters are Patricia Marangiello (left) and Liz
FROM PAGE 18 ous act of bringing the Buddy Pinto (right).
Bench to the school playground.
for delivery. Tom Pinto, Linda’s Kevin Pinto loads the
husband, and James Dannolfo, e Mayhem families, coaches two Buddy Benches
who has a fth-grade daughter Chris Provenzano, Freddie San-
in Austin Road, loaded the mass chez and Bobby Keen, along into his truck - one for
quantity of plastic into Pinto’s with Mr. and Mrs. Marangiello, Austin Road and one
pickup for the 920-mile trip to Mr. and Mrs. Cuomo, Assistant for a school in Albany.
Evansville, Ind. ey ended up Principal Bryan Gilligan, Super-
doubling their load by generous- intendent Anthony DiCarlo and PHOTOS: LAURA LEE
ly delivering an additional 200- Assistant Superintendents Deb- HOLMBRO
plus pounds of plastic caps from orah Legato and Michael Trom-
an elementary school in Albany blee, took part in the celebration.
that did not have the resources
to make the delivery. e Buddy Bench’s arrival
had impeccable timing, as it was
After the drive of roughly 15 also National Bullying Preven-
hours, Pinto and Dannolfo ar- tion Month. According to the
rived at Green Tree Plastics American Society for the Posi-
and unloaded the plastic caps. tive Care of Children, this is a
In return, they were provided nationwide campaign that en-
with two pristine blue benches, courages schools, communities,
one for each school. Green Tree parents and children to work
Plastics reduces materials that together to stop bullying and cy-
are otherwise sent to land lls by berbullying.
producing durable, eco-friendly
and longest-lasting plastic lum- “We are grateful to Mahopac
ber products such as benches Soccer’s Mayhem team and its
and tables. e organization also families,” Gardineer said. “We
works with community groups are also so appreciative of Mr.
all over the country with its Pinto and Mr. Dannolfo who
“Bench for Caps” program. drove over 1,800 miles for the
bench. e story of how this
“ e benches are high-qual- buddy bench came to Austin
ity and sustainable. Even the Road makes it all the more spe-
dyes used to color the lumber cial.”
are made from non-hazardous
chemicals,” Pinto said. Laura Lee Holmbo is the
communications consultant for the
Earlier this week, Austin Mahopac Central School District.
Road Principal Jim Gardineer

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PAGE 20 MAHOPAC NEWS Sports THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2020

WRESTLING

Mahopac takes first place at tourney

BY SKIP PEARLMAN (13-3) also took a second at 220. Mahopac’s Angelo Centrone won the 113-pound weight class at the Eric D’Agnese Memorial
CONTRIBUTING WRITER Steve Guaragna (99), James Tournament at Somers.

e Mahopac wrestling Russo (132) and Sean Galla- Aidan Muldoon
team took rst place at the Eric gher (138) took fourths, Sam looks to make
D’Agnese Memorial Wrestling Przymylski (106), Xander Smith his move in
Tournament last Saturday, Jan. 4, (113), Chris Morris (99) and a 120-pound
at Somers High School. Brock Fitzpatrick (170) all took match on his
way to first
Mahopac totaled 208 points, fths, and Liam Condon was place.
Middletown was second at 182.5, sixth at 170.
and Goshen took third with 178.
Carmel nished seventh at the “Russo had a real good semi-
tournament. nal, he wrestled very tough,”
Tornambe said. “Angelo and
“ at was a good tournament Tyler also both continued to
for us to come back to o the wrestle very well. Londrim tak-
break,” said Indians coach Steve ing a second there was good, he
Tornambe. “All of the kids did did well. And Muldoon beat a
well. ey’ve been working hard, kid who had beaten him twice
and it shows. It’s always tough to last year, so that was impressive.
win a tournament, so I was ex- “We also had two freshmen
cited for the kids.” who took fth (Morris and
Przymylski) and both gave us
Indians captains Angelo Cen- good performances,” the coach
trone and Tyler Roa both kept added. “ ose guys are turning
their records unblemished, with heads, they were pretty impres-
Centrone winning at 113, and sive.”
Roa taking the 152-pound title,
as both improved to 20-0 on the e Indians were set to com-
season. pete with part of their team at
the Eastern States Tournament
Mahopac captain Larry Nar- Friday and Saturday, while the
decchia took a second at 145, im- rest of the Indians hits the Sta-
proving to 15-4, and fourth team ples Dual Meet Tournament in
captain Londrim Hasanramaj Connecticut.

Tyler Roa
placed first in
the 152-pound

bracket at
Somers’

tournament.

Larry Nardecchia is in control in the semifinals.

PHOTOS: ROB DIANTONIO


THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2020 SPORTS MAHOPAC NEWS PAGE 21

Mahopac gets first win
HOCKEY
Ryan Caraher gets the puck in
Mahopac dropped their rst front of the net against BYSNS
game after the holiday break, los- on Friday, Jan. 3.
ing 3-2 to the BYSNS at Brew-
ster Ice Arena on Friday, Jan. 3. PHOTOS: BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER

e Indians took a 2-1 lead in Danny Schum
the second period behind goals scored a goal in
from Danny Schum and Nick
Biagini. Jonathan Martirano and defeat against
Cooper Betancourt assisted. e the BYSNS.
BYSNS answered late in the sec-
ond period and scored the game-
winning goal in the third. Ma-
hopac goalie Mike Horan made
25 saves in net.

Two days later, Mahopac got
their rst win of the season, de-
feating Rivertowns, 7-4, at Brew-
ster Ice Arena.

e Indians were led o ensive-
ly by Ryan Caraher, who scored
1 goal and 5 assists. Also scoring:
Aidan Martin (1G, 1A), Cooper
Betancourt (1G), Danny Schum
(1G), Nick Biagini (1G), Shane
Moody (1G), Chris Stiller (1A),
and Jordan Donatone (1A). Mike
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BOYS BASKETBALL

Mahopac opens league play with tournament loss to Arlington

BY SKIP PEARLMAN ed us for all 32 minutes.”

CONTRIBUTING WRITER Matt McMahon led Mahopac

with 15 points and 6 rebounds,

e Mahopac boys’ basketball Vin Bastone added 8 points

team came out of the holiday and grabbed 6 boards, and Luke

gate a step slow at last weekend’s Syku had 6 points, 6 rebounds

Putnam Challenge at Carmel and 4 steals.

High School, dropping a 63- “Matt had a solid game from

45 decision to Arlington, in a the eld and was one of our

Saturday matinee that opened more aggressive players,” Mc-

league play for both squads. Mahon said. “He got some good

e Indians fell behind 34- looks. Colum Ranaghan also

19 by halftime and couldn’t dig had some nice minutes o the

themselves out of the hole. One bench for us. And we were con-

culprit was three-point shooting. cerned about rebounding, but we

e Indians went 2-for-23 from rebounded well, with three guys

beyond the arc. with six rebounds. We had a nice

“We got it to 10 at a point, but team e ort on the glass. We also

that was about as close as we got,” generated some turnovers in the

said Indians coach Tom McMa- second half, that was nice to see.”

hon.“We shot horrendously from Mahopac (3-4, 0-1) was set to

three-point range. We need to be host Greenburgh North Castle Mahopac’s Matthew McMahon hits the floor chasing a loose ball vs. Arlington.
Mahopac’s Michael
closer to 30 percent, and they Friday ( Jan. 10) at 4:30, and the Kertelits (24) turns the
corner vs. Arlington.
(Arlington) really did a good job Indians travel to take on Carmel

executing on us. Saturday ( Jan. 11) at 2 p.m.

“We’re a young team, and “It will be nice to nally get

we have to learn how to battle into a routine,” the coach said of

through those spots,” the coach getting past the holiday break.

added. “We’ve got to get better, “We’re excited about league play.

got to execute better. ey have I think we’re ready. We’re getting

some talent, and they out-execut- better every day.”

Mahopac’s John Cosentino (23) rises for a shot Saturday, Jan. 4, vs. Ryan Reilly (30) mixes
Arlington at the Putnam Challenge at Carmel High School. it up under the basket
Saturday vs. Arlington.

PHOTOS: SKIP PEARLMAN


THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2020 SPORTS MAHOPAC NEWS PAGE 23

ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT – MAX LEVINE

Mahopac resident to play Division 1 golf

BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER Mahopac and a senior at Trini- on the school’s Division I golf since I was 2. I love the water, What’s the go-to app on
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Max Levine, a resident of College, where he will compete team since 2016 (captain since
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1. Beer ingredient theparamountrehab.com
5. Popular FOX TV show accessory 62. Reddish browns 31. Business designation
11. Recurring from time
to time 35. Payment (abbr.) 63. This (Spanish) 34. Chinese-American
14. Criticized severely
15. Musician 36. Guitarist’s tool actress Ling
18. German urban center
19. Quenched 39. Dabbling ducks CLUES DOWN 36. Performs on stage
21. Human gene
23. Indian music 41. Commercial 1. Belong to he 37. Slang for money
24. Accumulate
28. One who graduated 42. Style someone’s hair 2. One time only 38. Large Russian pie
29. Atomic #109
30. Semitic fertility god 44. Biu-Mandara language 3. Parent-teacher groups 40. The Mount Rushmore
32. Sportscaster Patrick State
46. Actress Spelling 4. Puts in place

47. Large hole in the 5. Editing 43. Narrow inlet

ground 6. In the course of 45. News organization

49. One-masted sailboats 7. Helps injured people (abbr.)
48. Scarlett’s home
52. Tropical Asian plant (abbr.)
50. Micturates
56. Concurs 8. OJ trial judge

58. Latin term for charity 9. Resist authority (slang) 51. Monetary unit
53. Any customary
60. The number below the 10. Formerly alkenols
observance or practice
12. “Cheers”

actress Perlman 54. Sons of Poseidon

13. Jewelled 55. Facilitates grocery

headdress shopping

16. Viking Age poet 57. Standard operating

17. Vanuatu island procedure

20. Wish harm upon 58. Former OSS

22. Unit of length 59. Midway between south

25. Blood type and southeast

26. Drain 61. The Wolverine State

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LEGAL NOTICES

LEGAL NOTICE One Bid per perspective bidder A MANDATORY pre- York, complete, in place, tested be construed as a complete
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID will be received. Bids shall be bid conference will be held and ready for use in accordance description of the Work to be

Lump Sum for Each Dam on January 24th, 2020 10:00 with the Contract Documents performed for this Project.

NOTICE IS HEREBY based on the unit prices and bid AM, at the Town Hall, 60 prepared by Weston & Sampson Bid security and proof of

GIVEN that sealed bids will quantities as speci ed in the BID McAlpin Avenue, Mahopac, Engineers Inc. quali cations to perform the

be received at the O ce of the FORM. Bids must be submitted New York 10541. e purpose Work shall be as described in the

Town Clerk, Town of Carmel, in a sealed envelope, with all of the pre-bid conference is to THE PROJECT CONSISTS OF: Instructions to Bidders.

60 McAlpin Avenue, Mahopac, required bidding documents, at a ord the prospective Bidders • Boundary Survey and Bidders shall comply with

New York 10541, until February the above address and must bear and interested parties an stakeout of property boundary all special and statutory

3rd,2020 11:00 AM immediately on the face thereof the name and opportunity to raise questions • Drop all trees greater than requirements in accordance with

after which the bids will be address of the bidder and the pertaining to the Bidding and 4-inches in diameter prior to the Instructions to Bidders.

opened publicly and read for the inscription: Bid for Lake Casse, Contract Documents and for the March 31st, 2020, Contract time of

following: Upper Teakettle and Teakettle OWNER or its representatives • removal of all trees excluding commencement and completion

Dams Rehabilitation. e bidder to clarify any points. their stumps within the dam will be as speci ed in the

CONTRACT #C261 is solely responsible for ensuring All questions about the limits Agreement.

LAKE CASSE, UPPER delivery to the Town Clerk. meaning or intent of the Bidding • removal of all existing e Bid Bond Form is

TEAKETTLE AND Prospective bidder’s requests Documents or the Contract vegetation within each of the contained in the Proposal.

TEAKETTLE DAMS for mailing of Contract Documents shall be submitted to dam limits Each bid shall be accompanied

REHABILITATION Documents will be lled by the OWNER and ENGINEER • removal of any down trees, by a Bid Bond,or Certi ed Check

All bidders must comply with Federal Express or United Parcel in writing (email to Carl Stone at logs and other debris within the accompanied by a Certi cate of

Section 103(a) and 103(d) of Service. Prospective bidders [email protected] and Richard dam limits Surety, the coverage of which is

the General Municipal Law shall furnish a prepaid Air Bill Franzetti at [email protected] • loaming and seeding of all speci ed in the Instructions to

relating to non-collusive bidding or Account Number. Neither are acceptable). In order to disturbed areas Bidders.

and waiver of immunity against OWNER nor ENGINEER receive consideration, questions • placement of permanent For any reason whatsoever,

criminal prosecution. shall be responsible for any delay must be received by the riprap along the shoreline of the or for no reason, the Town

Contract Documents may be in such shipment. Prospective ENGINEER no later than 2:00 Lake Casse dam reserves the right to waive any

examined at the OFFICE OF bidders shall make such request p.m. of the seventh day prior to • installation and removal of informalities in the bids or to

THE TOWN CLERK between and provide such airbill a the date xed for the opening of associated temporary erosion and reject any and all bids. No bidder

the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm minimum of one (1) week Bids. sediment controls may withdraw their bid except

beginning January 9th, 2020. prior to the mandatory pre-bid e work under this Contract • tra c control as required by written request submitted at

Copies of Bid Documents conference. comprises the furnishing of all and as more fully described least twenty-four hours before

may be obtained at the O ce Neither the OWNER nor the tools, equipment, materials and in the Contract Documents the time of opening or until the

of the Town Clerk upon receipt ENGINEER will be responsible labor for the performance of Dam (Plans and Speci cations) and lapse of 45 days after the actual

of $50.00 per set; cash, certi ed for full or partial sets of Contract Maintenance for Lake Casse, as required to complete the opening thereof.

check or money order, payable Documents, including any Upper Teakettle and Teakettle PROJECT. e Town is exempt

to the Town of Carmel, non- Addenda, obtained from other Dams Rehabilitation, located e foregoing is a general SEE LEGALS PAGE 25

refundable. sources. in the Town of Carmel, New description only and shall not


THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2020 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE MAHOPAC NEWS PAGE 25

Will you have a ‘secure’
retirement?

BY THOMAS J. LANGTRY 3) Anyone retired in their 60s and who has a relatively For up to one year following the birth or adoption of
GUEST WRITER low income will have an extended number of years to a child, certain individuals will be allowed to take penal-
convert portions of their Traditional IRA into a Roth ty-free withdrawals from their Traditional IRA, 401(k),
Congress just passed and the president signed into law IRA. It may be less advantageous to employ such a strat- 457 and 403(b) accounts for a total of $5,000. However,
the SECURE Act, which is an acronym for Setting Ev- egy after turning 72, depending on the annual amount withdrawals from those types of pre-tax accounts will
ery Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of of RMDs starting at 72 and the potential for being in a still be taxable on Federal tax returns and on state returns
2019. e e ective date of the law is Jan.1, 2020. higher tax bracket. where applicable.

Some of the key provisions of the new law are high- B) e impact on “Stretch IRAs” D) 529 account withdrawals
lighted below. Until the SECURE Act was passed, a non-spouse e SECURE Act also allows up to $10,000 annually
bene ciary of an inherited IRA was allowed to stretch
A) 72 is the new 70 1/2 out required distributions from a taxable, inherited IRA to be withdrawn from a 529 college savings account, for
Retirees will now be allowed to wait until age 72 before over their own lifetime, based upon calculated IRS actu- the purpose of making quali ed student loan payments.
being required to take required minimum distributions ary tables.
(RMDs) from their retirement accounts. It applies to Now, a new 10-year rule takes e ect under the SE- is article is intended to highlight just some of the
all retirement accounts, E.G. a traditional IRA, 401(k), CURE Act and requires non-spouse bene ciaries(with provisions of the new SECURE Act. Many provisions
457, 403(b) etc. Roth IRAs have never been subject to limited exceptions) to withdraw 100 percent of the funds cannot be covered in an article of this length. e article
required distributions at any age. in the inherited IRA within 10 years, instead of “stretch- is also not intended to be tax advice and readers should
Some key points about this provision are: ing” those withdrawals over their lifetime. consult with their own tax advisor for further details and
1) e people rst a ected are those who turn 70 1/2 NOTE: Existing, inherited IRAs are grandfathered clari cation. omas J. Langtry E.A has an accounting and
after Dec. 31, 2019. and will still follow the old rules, and spouse bene ciaries tax practice with an o ce at 237 Route 6 in Mahopac. Mr.
2) Anyone still working into their 70s and later can will still have the option of rolling their deceased spouse’s Langtry is a former I.R.S. agent who is enrolled to practice
keep contributing to their IRAs, even after turning 72. IRA into their own IRA. before the Internal Revenue Service. He is also a past
ey will be allowed to contribute each year, even though C) $5,000 withdrawals allowed for childbirth and adop- president of the Westchester Chapter of the New York Society
they will be taking required distributions in the same year. tions of Independent Accountants. He can be reached at 845-628-
9300.

LEGALS machinery, equipment or other equal employment opportunities New York 10541, until 11:00 at the above address beginning
property purchased by or leased without discrimination because AM on Friday, January 31, ursday, January 9, 2020,
FROM PAGE 24 by the CONTRACTOR, or of race, creed, color or national 2020, at which time all bids will
to supplies or materials not origin. be publicly opened, read and between the hours of 8:30 AM
from payment of sales and incorporated into the Work. recorded by the Town Clerk for - 4:30 PM Monday through
compensating use taxes of the Provisions concerning this the following: Friday.
State of New York and of Cities NON DISCRIMINATION IN requirement are detailed in the
and Counties on all materials to EMPLOYMENT: Supplementary Conditions. CONTRACT #C262 Bid envelope shall be marked
be incorporated into the Work. SEWER JETTING “BID” plus bid title and number.
It is the policy of the Town By Order of the Town Board of CARMEL SEWER DISTRICTS
ese taxes shall not be included that their Contractors shall the Town of Carmel #1,#2,#4,#5,#6,#7 e Town Board of the Town
in the Bid. comply with all Federal, State, of Carmel reserves the right
and local law, policy orders, rules Ann Spo ord, Town Clerk All bidders must comply with to reject any and all bids and
e Town will furnish and regulations which prohibit Section 103(a) and 103(d) of abandon the proposal or may
the required certi cates unlawful discrimination against LEGAL NOTICE the General Municipal Law reject all bids and re-advertise at
of tax exemption to the any employee or applicant for ADVERTISEMENT FOR BID relating to non-collusive bidding a future date.
CONTRACTOR for use in employment because of race and waiver of immunity against
the purchase of supplies and creed, color, or national origin, NOTICE IS HEREBY criminal prosecution. By Order of the Town Board of
materials to be incorporated into and will take a rmative action GIVEN that sealed bids will the Town of Carmel
the Work. to insure that they are a orded be received at the O ce of the Speci cations may be obtained
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