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Published by Halston Media, 2019-11-14 18:45:30

The Somers Record 11.14.19

Vol. 9 No. 31 Visit TapIntoSomers.net for the latest news. Thursday, November 14, 2019

Fall at Plum Brook PHOTO: ROBERT ONDROVIC

Students selected to perform at Carnegie Hall

Group seeks donations for trip expense

BY CAROL REIF pro t, Manhattan Concert Productions, to perform there e band’s ticketed performance is scheduled for
CONTRIBUTING WRITER in April. Monday, April 6.

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice. According to Somers music teacher and band direc- “We would love to have a packed house,” he said.
It’s an old chestnut, but no joke to dozens of young tor Terry Reynolds, it got the golden ticket by submitting e band plans to perform Richard Rodgers’ “Victory
Somers musicians who are hoping to make it to the his- a recording of its performances of “Children’s March,” a
toric New York City venue. piece written in the early 1900s by Australian composer at Sea” in honor of the 75th anniversary of the end of
Percy Grainger; and Brian Balmages’“Midnight on Main World War II, and, in both a reminder that former enemy
e Somers High School’s band submitted a tape of Street,” a work conceived as the underscore to a ctional Japan has evolved into a close ally and a nod to Somers’
its spring concert and was chosen by the prestigious non-
reworks show. SEE CARNEGIE HALL PAGE 3

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Thursday, November 14, 2019 The Somers Record – Page 3

CARNEGIE HALL PHOTO COURTESY OF TERRY REYNOLDS

FROM PAGE 1

reputation as “ e Cradle of the Ameri- kids in the band are expected to go; six possible to have this experience.” member and mom of a student who’s in
can Circus,” a piece written by Japanese can’t because of prior commitments. Manhattan Concert Productions needs chorus and musical theater, the arts in
composer Hiroki Takahashi called “Circus every iteration—drama, band, orchestra,
Town Parade March.” Stating the obvious, not everyone has a roster of the students by Dec. 2, but of- musical theater, chorus—are well-sup-
that kind of moola. fers a payment plan. ported at all of the district’s schools.
It will also play “Black Tie Blu-bop” by
J. Scott McKenzie, which had been com- e district can’t subsidize the trip be- Reynolds has been teaching in Somers e professionalism of the students and
missioned for the Virginia Tech Honor cause, Reynolds said, it’s not a budgeted for three decades. It has yet to get old, he the quality of performances—especially at
Band. expense and is an “unexpected honor or says: “I’m still having a lot of fun.” the high school level—is “amazing,” Ep-
event.” stein says.
It wasn’t intended as a homage to Bela at’s due, he says, to the enthusiasm
Fleck and the Flecktones, but sounds, the e students have been raising funds shown by the students and the commit- “It blows me away every time.”
composer says, like something they would by holding such events as candy sales. On ment made by the district, which snagged
play.It combines elements of bluegrass,jazz, Saturday, Nov. 23, band members plan a gold medal from the New York State TO PITCH IN
funk, blues—and everything in between. to hold a “rehearse-athon”—similar to a School Music Association in 2016. To contribute to the band’s Carnegie ad-
walkathon—to raise funds.
Banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck, a 16-time Somers has also been named by the Na- venture: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/
Grammy winner, grew up in Manhattan STARS is also looking for nancial help tional Association of Music Merchants ver2/stores/catalog/getlistproducts?selected
but spent lots of time with his grandparents from the Somers Education Foundation, Foundation (NAMMF) as one of the best Categories=ZZITOGLMOA0PYXM
in Peekskill, where he got his rst banjo. the district’s Parent-Teacher Association communities for music education for four
and, of course, the public. years in a row. Only 500 districts earn than Or, mail a check to: Somers High
During the three-day spring 2020 event, honor each year, Reynolds said. School, Attn: Somers STARS, 120 Prim-
participants will get to play and hear other e kids “are working very hard,” said rose St., Lincolndale, NY 10540.
ensembles, receive written and recorded Reynolds. “We want as many of them as According to Aileen Epstein, a STARS
critiques from nationally recognized cli-
nicians, participate in a private clinic and
attend a Broadway show.

e students will also get a tour of
Carnegie Hall, known for its beauty, his-
tory and spectacular acoustics. ey will
stay and rehearse at a Times Square hotel.

e dress rehearsal will be held at Carn-
egie Hall.

Reynolds said he and his students are
“beyond thrilled” and “humbled” to have
been chosen for the gig from among hun-
dreds of applicants.

STARS (Somers Tuskers Arts Rising
Stars) is helping raise money to help de-
fray the per-student cost of $1,200. Fifty

Gashi secures victory Covill keeps seat
in District 4 in District 2

Democrat Vedat Gashi has big shoes to ll as the County Legislator Kitley Covill
new county legislator in District 4. fended o a challenge from Republican
Gina Arena to retain her seat in District
Gashi won out over Republican Michael Grace 2 on Nov. 5.
with 8,468 to 5,939 votes in the district, which
includes New Castle, and parts of Yorktown and According to uno cial election results,
Somers. Covill, a Democrat, garnered 8,386 votes
to Arena’s 4,852 votes to stay at the helm
Legislator Mike Kaplowtiz, championed by both of District 2, which includes Bedford,
Republicans and Democrats for his decades of Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, North Salem,
service, announced earlier this year he would not be Pound Ridge and parts of Somers.
seeking re-election after 22 years at the helm.
In a Facebook Post, Arena
“ ank you from the bottom of my heart,” Gashi congratulated Covill and thanked her
wrote on Facebook following the election. “I love supporters.
you all and promise to work hard enough to be
worthy of the support you’ve shown. e work is “Bless you all for your incredible
coming and we’ll be ready for it. ank you for the support, faith and love,” Arena said. “We
opportunity to do it.” ran a great, positive race!”

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Information Centers (SBICs) ferent types of government pro- number, a time to call from 9 closed due to snow. OR

helps older adults 60 and over grams. a.m. to 5 p.m. and whether your Somers Library Non-Fiction • ursday Afternoon Writer’s

and those caring for the elderly If you can’t visit the library in interest is in Medicare services or Book Club. Mondays, Dec. 9 Workshop with Linda Spear.

achieve a better understanding person, you can leave a message other bene ts. A counselor will from 6:30-8:30 p.m. No myster- ursdays, October 24, 31;

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Students lobby for new tennis courts

BY CAROL REIF

CONTRIBUTING WRITER ting on the sidelines and they want entire community, DeFeo said. teams had previously used courts at She read a letter from local ten-

on-campus tennis courts. “Modi ed tennis teams” could Fox Valley Town Park, 15 minutes nis pro Bob Schewoir who called

e subject of Reis Park’s trou- Playing at Reis—even though be started, as well, at the middle away. Reis’s courts “an accident waiting

bled tennis courts has been batted it’s right down the road—makes school. John Jay raised funds through to happen.”

around for what seems like forever. them feel less valued than the kids e district has been told the private donations, grants from the Parks and Recreation Superin-

Decades ago, the town replaced who play other sports. project could run about $1.5 mil- U.S.Tennis Association,and a con- tendent Steve Ralston has pointed

their aging asphalt with synthetic “Everyone loves cheering for lion. However, new courts at John tribution from the high school’s out that signs are posted with a

grass and plastic mat so they could our athletes: our parents, adminis- Jay High School cost $550,000, Booster Club. DeFeo suggested warning that the courts are “slip-

be used for other activities. tration, and students alike,” Grace DeFeo said. that Somers could do something SEE TENNIS PAGE 6

ese materials are notoriously DeFeo told the board Tuesday, e Cross River school’s tennis similar.

slippery when wet and, claim ten- Oct. 29. UPCOMING EVENTS

nis bu s, cause balls to bounce e situation “doesn’t draw at-

di erently than traditional hard tention to our tennis players. ey

surfaces. don’t get the fan support. ey holiday AFTERALMOST20YEARS,LET’SBRINGINTHENEWYEARWITHANEWTWIST
Needless to say, they haven’t don’t feel they are part of the
school. ey don’t get the recog-
been a big hit. nition for their accomplishments
Two years ago, Parks and Rec

considered replacing them with a that they deserve,” said the parent NEW YEAR’S EVE
coating that plays like a hard court, of a senior on the girls’ varsity ten-
but stuck with faux turf after learn- nis team and a sophomore on the

ing the cost of ripping up what’s boys’ junior varsity soccer and var- December S14AtThU,R2D0A1Y9

underneath. sity tennis teams.

Somers High School has ath- Reis’s courts “are not up to par

letic elds, but no tennis courts. for playing tennis whether you are

Students practice and play at the a beginner or a seasoned player,” Make a table & get together with
town park o Primrose Street. In DeFeo said. Family, Friends & Co-Workers.
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TENNIS ball won’t bounce properly. e Tusker spirit su ers because e district does not have a grant ing than to build new.”

FROM PAGE 5 soft sand causes twisted ankles, the matches occur o campus: “No writer, but “if the grants are there, Chang wondered whether stu-

sophomore claimed. one really knows what’s going on.” we could try to gure out a way to dents could use Heritage Hills’

pery when wet.”When it’s raining, Sabrina’s nearly fallen so many And it’s “really embarrassing”when get after those things,”he said. courts.

the town cancels lessons, but it’s up times that she’s often “scared to run just the players’ parents show up at Blanch said that funding a proj- Condo complex resident Brian

to the district’s athletic director to for the ball” and ends up “losing matches. ect of this size would require either Scha ner said that wouldn’t work

make the call for school teams, he points.” Consultants working with the bonding or a capital improvement for tournaments because they aren’t

said last year. Practice time is cut by having district’s multimillion-dollar safe- plan. all in the same spot. e parent of

Taking the next swing was Sa- to be transported to Reis. Play- ty/security project came up with a Blanch noted that the school a student himself, he doubted that

brina Cheung, a member of the ers have to change in the library’s rough “pro bono” estimate of $1.5 swimming team doesn’t have an residents there “would want their

high school’s varsity tennis team. bathrooms, which takes longer be- million, said schools Superinten- on-site pool, the ice hockey team, a courts used by children”anyway.

e courts are slippery even cause there are only two stalls. e dent Dr. Raymond Blanch. “ at’s rink, or the golf squad, a course. He Trustee MaryRose Joseph said a

when it hasn’t rained. Weed- lled team has been penalized for being as far as I can get, without putting agreed, however, that the district’s solution can be found if the district

holes create “dead spots” where the late, Sabrina said. in some dollars.” athletics program would “love”ten- and community teams think “cre-

nis courts. atively.”

Once a bond is approved, it Trustee Heidi Cambareri said

Thank you could be three-plus years before it’s clear that better courts are

courts could be built. needed,but “if we build them at the
Trustee I ay Chang said while school, that’s not going to help the
community, because they’ll be for
taxpayer support for the project has school activities rst.” But Blanch
to be assessed, the request “should

for your support! be looked at from an equity point said the district’s athletic elds

of view.” are “about 60 percent used by the

“We support all sports,”he added. town, 40 percent by the schools,”

Reis’s courts could be resurfaced adding: “I wouldn’t be surprised if

at “a fraction of the cost of what the tennis courts weren’t used the

we’re talking about. But those same way.”

-Vedat Gashi aren’t our courts,” Blanch said. DeFeo,happy the board seems to
Trustee Michael D’Anna agreed: be taking concerns to heart, called
“It’s much easier to refurbish exist- Tuesday’s discussion “a good sign.”

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Thursday, November 14, 2019 The Somers Record – Page 7

Sewer vote shelved till spring Somers Super Deli

BY CAROL REIF Many of the homes in the areas that Formerly Cardillo’s

CONTRIBUTING WRITER would be a ected have been converted from

weekend retreats to full-time residences.

A vote on Somers’proposed sewer district e resulting increase in water usage and 2019 Thanksgiving Menu
Carving Board
is now not likely to happen until the spring. e uent has, environmental experts say, con-

e town had scheduled a “permissive tributed to the watershed’s degradation.

referendum” for Dec. 11 after being peti- Contaminants can seep into groundwa-

tioned by residents of Lake Shenorock and ter, which winds up in wells and travels to

Lake Lincolndale, where it wants to replace springs that feed the lakes. Lake Shenorock Bell & Evans Free Range Turkey Seasoned & Tied Filet Mignon

private septic systems with sanitary sewers. is closed to swimming and Lake Lincon- Domestic Turkey CBA Prime Ribs of Beef (Boneless)

But after the accuracy and completeness dale just su ered serious blue-green algae Roasted Boneless Pork Loin: Plain or Stuffed

of a “Map, Plan & Report”were faulted, the blooms due to nutrient overload. Starters

town reconnoitered. Opponents also ques- Stormwater runo is also to blame.

tioned the motivation for the multimillion- Somers installed catchers at Lake She- Jumbo Gulf Shrimp Coconut Shrimp

dollar project, claiming Somers was merely norock and hopes to do the same in Lake Antipasto Mini Chesapeake Crab Cakes

trying to raise tax revenues and wasn’t fully Lincolndale. Bruschetta Sausage Stomboli

considering the nancial impact on its blue- To some, it’s a “public health crisis” wait- Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms Mozzarella Caprese Skewers

collar enclaves. ing to happen. Mini Risotto Balls Antipasto Skewers

e Town Board plans to review the up- Said science teacher Stephanie Mc- International & Domestic Cheese Platter

dated MP&R—which is still in the works. Quade-Geiger, who had to install a UV Side Choices

It will hold public hearings and possibly water puri er at her Lincolndale home after Vegetable Stuffing Sweet Potato Mash
Mixed Vegetables Roaster Butternut Squash
establish the district contingent on the out- bacteria was found in her well: “Everything

come of a “mandatory referendum,” said its that gets ushed down our toilets eventually Honey-Glazed Carrots Roasted Parmesan Potatoes
Cranberry Sauce Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower
attorney, Roland A. Baroni Jr. is means ends up in our lakes and drinking water.”

that residents won’t have to circulate peti- While she favors the installation of sew- Creamed Corn Roasted Brussel Sprouts

tions again. ers, McQuade-Geiger said residents would ARROCAORANRLMGDLEAESRRHCISOOO!LTTITDOYAY

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possible if the vote is “mandatory,” said Bar- their parents,she suggested town and school

oni, who’s looking into it. o cials seek a solution together.

O cials pointed out at a Town Board Supervisor Rick Morrissey acknowl- All Other Catering Orders Must Be Placed by 11/25

work session on ursday, Nov. 7, that, with edged at the work session that “there has Order Pick-Ups: Wed. 11/27 • Closed Thanksgiving Day

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SEWERS turely triggering the 60- to 75-day ernize Somers, said “sewers are a $1,600, from $450 to $2,200. think about,” Morrissey said.
window in which to hold a new great start.” e “more complicated” option
FROM PAGE 7 referendum. IN OTHER BUSINESS
However, the project has to be is to base fees on 90 percent as- • e board announced the
He reiterated that there will e town will publish a list of presented in a way that rebuilds sessed value and 10 percent square
be no zoning changes in the new a ected properties with the ad- public trust, he advised, chiding: footage. at results in a cost name of the new private STEAM
sewer district. Some feel sewers dresses only, as some residents “Residents want to hear from you. spread of $460 to $2,250. school planned for the old IBM
will spur unwanted construction were upset that the rst list con- Not your consultants, not your PR campus—Bluestone Peak Acad-
anyway. tained names. company.” Lake community houses range emy.
in size from 408 square feet to
And Morrissey called money- Harrison Edwards’ Bob Knight One of the things that will be 4,658 square feet. • It also heard a presentation by
grab allegations “completely false.” was at the meeting to hear from solidi ed before the vote is how county Planning Commissioner
homeowners such as Shenorock’s sewer fees will be assessed. Robbins said even a at fee has a Norma Drummond on the up-
“Any fees collected from the Linda Luciano, who’s still disap- “range”because of the county buy- coming 2020 Census and why it’s
sewer district will go directly to pointed with the town’s handling Engineering consultant Steven in fees and O&M costs. crucial for municipalities to get
paying the sewer district and that’s of the situation. Robbins of Woodard & Curran their counts correct.
it. e fees will never ll the town’s said that the state Comptroller’s Capital nancing details will
co ers,” he said. “I just want the people to know O ce felt that, instead of basing be made clearer in the updated • It was introduced to Northern
this is not about the people who fees only on a property’s value, MP&R,which will include poten- Westchester Hospital’s new execu-
e town has hired Harrison are for the sewers or against the there should be “at least one other tial sources of funding for future tive director, Derek Anderson, and
Edwards,a public relations rm,to sewers. is is about hardwork- factor used,”such as square footage phases. But, Robbins opined, “It’s received an update on the Mount
educate the public.New fact sheets ing, decent human beings in this or number of bedrooms. very di cult to apply for grants Kisco medical facility from retiring
and maps will be mailed to resi- town who love their community when there’s no district.” NWH president Joel Seligman.
dents. In addition, a public forum and want to be able to a ord living “Market value still could be in-
has been scheduled for Dec. 3 at here,” she said. cluded, as a signi cant factor, but e topic of metering—the • Morrissey presented his ten-
the Lake Lincolndale Clubhouse. not 100 percent,” he said. route taken in North Salem’s tative 2020 budget. e $14.5
“ e way this whole thing was Peach Lake project—was raised. million spending plan represents
e board next meets on urs- laid out, a lot of people aren’t hap- e simplest option would be a $429,321 increase from 2019,
day, Nov. 14, when it could possi- py about it. We want to see you do to go the “ at fee” route, meaning e challenge there, Robbins but no tax increase, he said. e
bly set a public hearing on the new the right thing, the right way, for each property owner foots an equal said, is that “you have to ensure board plans to schedule a public
MP&R for Dec. 5 or 12. us,” Luciano told the board. amount of the capital nancing that you have enough revenue to hearing for its Dec. 5 work ses-
charge, regardless of the size of pay for capital costs.” en there sion. e budget must be adopted
Baroni suggested keeping the Lake Lincolndale’s John the building or home. is would are the costs of maintaining and by Dec. 20.
hearing open through the holidays Mooren, praising e orts to mod- tighten the cost “range” to $900 to reading the meters.
and into 2020 to avoid prema-
e board “certainly has lots to

OBITUARIES

Dr. Alvin E. Toffler

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Opinion

THE Ode to a lost child
SEASONED At the age of 27, I gave birth to my rst son and third child, John Eric. I practiced natural childbirth so I can attest to the fact that it
CITIZEN
was an easy delivery and the baby passed his APGAR with the highest score.
ADRIENNE When Johnny was a month old he woke one morning with a very high fever which we later discovered was caused by exposure to
KAVELLE
meningitis. It developed into encephalitis and he was left totally brain damaged.
e three year road traveled by Jason and myself was heartbreaking. We explored anything and everything that might lead him to some

kind of recovery… To no avail.
I am sharing with you now the poems I wrote describing the end of our beloved son’s odyssey.

e Letter Christmas Butter ies

Today the letter came, adamant red brick, scrubbed raw i wait, John is dead.
A form letter (xeroxed probably). long surrounding, insulating protoplasm We once strung butter ies above his head,
low error A myriad of colors circling ‘round
e above named child, it said, To stimulate his sense of sight and sound.
Has been accepted for placement structures. once
At a School for the Mentally Retarded. interlocking passageways called child. John was three,
crib salty bitter wetness He had a singing bird, a stu ed gira e, and me.
e above named child, welling, spilling, falling His silent shadowed world engulfed us all,
Sterile, neat, concise. upon crib rivers, oceans, lifetimes We marveled at the trials of one so small.
W66-88 upon crib. over
Is that my son? tiny human errors and over John was John,
W66-88 torrential screaming silence. and over. Existing for a time and now is gone.
Is that the babe I nurtured, sterile anteroom, gay façade touching on my shoulder Impenetrably shrouded from his birth,
Held against my breast, splashes error ngers, twisted, Suspended for a while twixt sky and earth.
Loved, fondled, fed, caressed? red bent in supplication,
No longer John, green pleading error voice Johnny’s fate,
( e name I called him by). blue. don’t cry, he said, To dwell forever in the larval state,
W66-88 jack and jill, little miss mu ett i’ll Is ended now and we are left to cry,
Oh God, can you hear me cry? all fall buy you a present.
W66-88 down e stu ed gira e, the singing bird, and I.
Was once my son. down
down. John is dead.
Contact Adrienne at [email protected]

ree turkey tales

So many anksgivings over so many Betty removing it, the cover sides) and we dug in. My nephew, John, has told me
years. is is my favorite time of many times that he will never forget this
the year and my favorite holiday bag inside the turkey WHATWAS continued getting our particular anksgiving—neither will I.
when family comes together to love, containing the neck, I THINKING? turkey ready. e power
laugh and enjoy a wonderful, stomach- gizzard, etc. would have shortly came back on I’ve mentioned before that Dad
bursting dinner. wouldn’t eat anything poultry. So whether
been roasted with the RUTHANN and all other dishes it was at my home, Mom and Dad’s or
My rst anksgiving, as a young, sister Roe’s, we would have to adapt on
newlywed was certainly memorable. I turkey. SCHEFFER continued to bubble
was going to do much of the prepara- anksgiving. I/Mom/Roe would broil
tion the night before. Of course Mom Another anksgiv- and cook. e wings two beautiful, thick pork chops for Dad.
and my in-laws were contributing side
dishes and desserts, so it was Mr. Turkey, ing proved to be a real were on the well-done at was his only dinner substitution: He
dressing and me. I looked at this bird lled his plate with all the anksgiving
and panicked—how do I clean it, how do challenge. We were liv- side, but this pleased trimmings and enjoyed his meal like the
I stu it? Practically in tears, I called my rest of us traditionalists. He loved the de-
neighbor: ing in Yorktown and expecting the family. Mom, wings were her favorite! licious stu ng and mashed potatoes with
delectable gravy. I don’t think he realized
Betty said: “I’ll be right over to help Both ovens were going, the stove top was e holiday that seems to be memori- bits of turkey were mixed into the stu ng
you.” and that the gravy was made from turkey
littered with pans and the smells were alized is when I decided we were all going drippings: ha, ha, gotcha, Dad!
When she came into the kitchen, she From my family to yours, wishes for
burst out laughing. ere I was facing heavenly. Pow! We lost power. Every- to sit at the anksgiving table. Usually, a warm, safe and joyful anksgiving.
Mr. Turkey with rubber gloves on, just Savor your turkey—or whatever! Most
like a surgeon. After she got her breath, thing came to a full stop. we ate bu et style because there were so important: cherish the time spent with
she helped me prepare my bird. If not for those you love and care about.
I called Mom: “Mom, we lost power. many of us. Not this time. We set up

What am I going to do,” I wailed. the family room: two picnic tables, end

“I have a pot full of Sunday gravy and to end, plenty of chairs and a table for the

meatballs. We can still have a wonderful food. Oh, my, the tra c up and down

holiday,” she soothingly said. the stairs carrying dishes, glasses, food

Bud came up with the best solu- and drink. And the joy of being together

tion: He lit the bucket grill on the patio, was the wishbone of the day. I had color-

brought the turkey out (it just made it ful table cloths, owers and candles on

into the grill; wings barely touched the the tables; we sat down, gave thanks and

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Thursday, November 14, 2019 OPINION The Somers Record – Page 11

To your health

MAN thoroughly playing touch football, other word to prove her point. My away from me and it causes me to coming up. I’m getting old, and
OVERBOARD and lo and behold, the one place hearing is ne, I counter, because exhibit signs of PTSD. so I gured I had better ramp up
that nobody touched was my knee. I can hear a “Cars For Kids”ad
RICK Four years ago I fell on the ice at playing on a car radio three lanes Last year at around this time I SEE MELEN PAGE 15
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Dishonest process about saving the lakes it’s about LETTERS have homes built on it, will they get cannot guarantee that the entire
getting more tax revenue. He has
To the editor: not gone after people with bad sep- best interest of all of our residents sewers? Our supervisor has lost all project will be completed, let alone
Supervisor Morrissey has been tics, why? He wants the elderly to and my door will always be open. I
move out so the younger generation promise you that.”His quality life credibility during his Town Board how long that will take. is plan,
taking the vacant land and chang- can pay the higher taxes. When Mr. is not going to be a ected, he won’t
ing the face of our town since he’s Morrissey was running for super- be paying higher taxes, his roads Meetings and in his letters. At the as it may be, should not be allowed
been in o ce. Now he wants to visor he stated in an article from won’t be torn up for years, his yard
change the face of two lake com- 2013: “As Supervisor my priori- won’t be dug up and he won’t have Town Board meeting it sickens me to push forward unless everyone is
munities by putting in sewers and ties will be to keep taxes as low as to re-plumb his home.
make these communities even possible, while maintaining a great to see how he praised one woman in on it. I do not, and cannot a ord
denser with approx. 300 vacant quality-of-life for our residents. If our lakes were polluted the
lots between them. Anyone with Every decision I make will be in the DEP would be throwing money because she was for the sewer and the extra tax money. Many of us are
common sense knows that it is not at us like they have done in other
towns. Look at the property on meanwhile he was quite obnoxious senior citizens and are on a xed,
the reservoir that will eventually
to the people who have brought low income. at is why we are

out the many errors. He should given the additional tax break. And

be thanking the group of people now that will be wiped out for us.

for doing their due diligence. His We were sent an e-mail from

engineers report cost the taxpayers Supervisor Morrissey saying what

a lot of money and this is who we an asset the sewer system will

Somers Custom Framing & Gifts are entrusting to do this project. be for us. I quote,“It will vastly

253 Route 202, Somers • 914.276.3173 He tried to sneak this through and improve waste water management,
[email protected] • SomersFraming.com
now has hired a public relations water quality, increase property

rm to sell it for him, he is a typical values, and greatly improve the

politician and it shows you how quality of life within your neigh-

dishonest this whole process is. borhoods.”He failed to mention

We cannot trust him and he is not the higher taxes we will have to

looking out for the hard working pay. How can me worrying about

people in this Town. paying my taxes give me a better

Rich Jacobs quality of life? How can people

Somers digging up my property and me

having to pay for the repair and
Valued feedback maintenance of a grinder pump,
give me a better quality of life? It is

To the editor: all a cover up because in the Q&A

anks to the many residents report, when asked who will main-

who spoke at ursday night’s tain and repair the grinder pump,

Town Board Work Session on the it says the Sewer District. Well, to

proposed Sewer District #2 for me that means some department

Lakes Lincolndale and Shenorock. in the town. Little did I know

It was great to hear from so many that I am the Sewer District. Why

property owners supportive of the don’t they be honest and say right

project! e Board also values the out that the residents will be pay-

constructive feedback we received. ing for everything? ey are trying

Collectively, your feedback has to pull the wool over our eyes, but

been the catalyst for the revision thanks to the investigative work

to the Map, Plan and Report and speaking up at the meetings

We are your gift headquarters! (MP&R) that the Town’s engi- by some very smart and inquisitive

Clothing • Accessories • Gifts • Toys & Games • Gourmet Items • Custom Framing & More! neers will submit later this month. residents, the truth is coming out.

Until we have the revised MP&R, One woman spoke about how

we won’t know what the new costs she purchased a house and the

will be. Once we have the revised septic was bad and the water was

costs, we’ll prepare a mailing to bad and the sewer system is a bless-

property owners that explains the ing for the water and lakes, etc. Ah,

details in clear language. didn’t you have the septic system

e Board is committed to bal- and water checked out before you

ancing the need for fair and equitable bought the house? And the board

sewer fees with protecting our most was so thrilled that someone was

vulnerable residents living on xed on their side. ey all had smiles

incomes. ese are not easy decisions, and thanked her so much for her

so your feedback—even di cult speech. What about the residents

feedback—continues to be greatly who did their investigating with

appreciated. What we do know is the nancial plan and the map

that now’s the time to take action to plan, who took the time out of their

protect our lakes and quality of life. busy lives to speak out about what

Do you know what steps you can take to Somers is truly a great community! is going on and the errors that the
avoid your estate going to probate?
Rick Morrissey board, engineers, and Comptroller

Town Supervisor didn’t catch or didn’t want to catch.

It was a plan thrown together
Can’t a ord sewers hastily and without checking the
• Asset Protection • Elder Law • Past Chair of Elder Law Section of actual facts. If it were not for these
NYS Bar Association
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(Nursing Home/Home Care) • “Super Lawyer” In Elder Law
for 10 consecutive years I attended the meeting last night would not be postponing the vote,
• Guardianships
(Contested/Non-Contested) Contact ANTHONY J. ENEA, ESQ. and still there are no direct answers correcting the errors and revising

• Wills, Trusts & Estates Managing Member to certain questions. Although I the whole plan. And the Board is
Fluent in Italian
WHITE PLAINS • SOMERS did nd out that if after Phase 1, trying to take credit for listening to

914.948.1500 which is being used as a test trial what we have to say by doing this.

WWW.ESSLAWFIRM.COM for the sewer system, there is not It would not be done if we didn’t

money for the Phase 2 part of the catch their mistakes!

plan, Phase 1 will be the only ones We are fed up with the run

who will be paying the exorbitant around and not getting all the

amount of money added to their answers we need. e board has a

taxes. is is not right, not fair. I lawyer to go over the details, but

do not like being used as a guinea SEE LETTERS PAGE 14

pig for something that the board


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Now that Halloween has e Halloween Ghost
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Kim was 12 years old. Kim. ey had all been through will, and that it will happen to some of us wailing, we hugged
it and had already loosened the us, our children and everything and kissed them good bye, each JO ANN
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friends had an older sibling or worried about her safety all the were ying to California to visit upbringing, I was doomed; but
two. My point is that Kim’s time. at plus the fact that I family. My mom, dad and sisters still, I tried my best not to be a ized who I was and no one even
come from a long line of Ital- and all my aunts, uncles and “helicopter mom.” talked to me. We actually got
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community is somehow against the law. It is all a horse and pony
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Thursday, November 14, 2019 OPINION The Somers Record – Page 15

MELEN es. I grabbed a case of those Pine to skateboard on a gravel road, than nothing. For instance, when My doctor can be credited with us-
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was the candy aisle, and I’m sure at the neighbor’s cat (he has quite one guy with glasses, a tie and an after my 7th grade teacher did.
my exible health care spending most medical experts would agree a temper), I should sustain $500 iPad. He can look everything over
account to pay down my $10,000 that if you run out of Pine Bros. dollars worth of personal injury. and report back with an estimate Join Rick and the Trillium girls for
dollar deductible, in case body cough drops, Milk Duds would for how much of a mess my car’s some love and harmony, Saturday
parts start dropping o of me like probably make a good substitute, ere has been a lot of talk on body is AND how much of a mess evening, 11-16-19, 7:00PM, at
a ‘57 Chevy. What if I need a knee so I picked up some of those and the campaign trail about “medi- my body is. en a “tow-bulance”
replacement? What if I need a a few Kit Kat bars as a possible care for all,”but really, if we could drops o my car at the collision e Husk and Vine Restaurant, 655
hip replacement? What if I injure source of Vitamin C. I read that if only simplify and de-mystify the repair shop and then takes me to Middle Country Road, St James,
my knee while having my hip you have a sprain you should treat health care process just a little the doctor, who can tell right away Long Island
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before the government gets it and the bone TOO much and go over.
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TRUNK Day Camp Division Head If you are interested, please Street. Advance ticket purchase more information, visit https://
FROM PAGE 9
Travel Camp Assistant Direc- visit somersschools.org/team- is avaiable and walk-ins are wel- runsignup.com/Race/NY/Som-

tor tuskers; email teamtuskersmen- come. ers/1stAnnual anksgivingDay

Beyond, on Friday, November Please submit resumes to [email protected], or call 914- Somers Boy TurkeyTrot5KTrailRaceand1Mi
15, at 7 p.m. Join us for a night [email protected] . 481-2716. leFunRun.

of fun and festivities including If you have any questions, SHS Presents: Scout Troop Support the
delicious food and drink from please contact the Recreation

local establishments, silent auc- O ce (914) 232-8441 ‘Almost Maine’ Somers Troop 376 would like Special Olympics
to invite all interested boys ages
tion, 50/50 ra e and drawings TEAM Tuskers Help raise money for the ath-
for gift certi cates from area e Somers High School 10 years and older ( fth grade

businesses. Tickets are $30 per Drama Club kicks o its and up) to attend one our Troop letes of Special Olympics New

person at the door; for more TEAM Tuskers mentoring 2019/20 season with the play Weekly Meetings to learn about York by supporting the several

information and advance ticket is looking for committed, dedi- “Almost Maine” by John Cari- the BSA Scouting Program. We groups from Somers taking the

sales, see our Facebook page: cated adult men and women to ani. Comprising nine amiably meet at Somer’s Middle School 2019 Westchester Polar Plunge

https://tinyurl.com/cogs-ny spend an hour each week during absurdist vignettes that explore cafeteria every Tuesday eve- on Saturday, Nov. 16. Visit

Somers Parks and the school year to support a stu- love and loss in a remote, mythi- ning from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. http://events.nyso.org/ for more
dent in the schools. Mentoring cal almost-town called Almost, No prior experience is required. information..
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a student—to provide insight, to prises, unexpected endings and [email protected] Needed
Town of Somers Department guide, to listen and to be sup- love on every level.
portive. Mentors meet with their Thanksgiving Can you spare a little time to
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of Parks and Recreation employ- mentee for about an hour each formed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. Day Turkey Trot make a di erence in the life of
an older adult?
ment openings: week at either SIS or SMS, be- 15; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov.

Must be able to work entire 6 fore school, during lunch or after 16; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. e Somers Track and Field RideConnect, a program of

weeks of camp, Monday-Friday, school. Rooms have been set aside 17. Tickets for adults are $15 Booster Club is hosting a Family Services of Westches-

June 29-Aug. 7 in each school for these meetings and students 18 and under and anksgiving Day Turkey Trot ter, is an information, referral,

Day Camp Director and are equipped with games, arts senior citizens are $10. All per- 5K Trail Race and 1 Mile Fun and transportation program for

Day Camp First Aid Supervi- and crafts, puzzles, sports equip- foramces are at the Somers High Run on Nov. 28 at Somers High older adults, age 60+, who can

sor ment, and a computer. School theater, 120 Primrose School, 120 Primrose Street. For no longer drive. We are seeking

volunteer drivers who are will-

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to our older adult neighbors.

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lling lives. Rides are typically

to medical and dental appoint-

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other errands. Please consider

giving the gift of mobility and

independence. For more infor-

mation, please call Marietta C.

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Somers Seniors

Adult services are through the Van Tassell House in Somers. For more information, contact program director Barbara Taberer at 914-232-0807 or [email protected] You can
also visit Somersny.com or on Facebook at Somers Senior Services. All services are for ages 60 and up.

Trips and Events ice tea. Holiday gifts/games (our version Christmas Tree; Fridays transportation to Westchester for over 20 years. Line danc-

of Let’s Make a Deal). Noon to 2 p.m. area grocery stores. Destinations include ing! Beginners welcome as well as more sea-

Seniors can participate in regularly sched- Cost per senior, $39, Taxes/tip/gifts all in- Turco’s, Stew Leonard’s and Stop and Shop, soned dancers, singles and couples welcome,

uled day trips and overnight trips to cultural cluded. Checks payable to Somers Seniors. Shoprite, Door to door. Call 914-232-0807 or maybe you’d like to join us…have a seat,

points of interest. Additional information Nutrition for transportation reservation. listen to the music and enjoy the dancing.
can be obtained by calling Don Belmont
Library: Hop aboard our alternate Tues- Lunch is available following the class.

at 914-485-1960. Mail checks to Somers day run to the Library. Door to door. Mah Jong Wednesdays 12:30 p.m. We

Parks and Recreation, P.O. Box 46, Somers Meals on Wheels: if you are having trou- Activities have beginner tables and tables for more ad-
vanced players.Tile sets are available.
N.Y. 10589 ble preparing meals or getting out to shop,

Sign-up for the upcoming trips be- we can help out by delivering a hot meal to Card Games, speakers, holiday parties

gins Oct. 9, noon. at Amawalk Fire De- your home. $2 donation suggested. Creative writing class with Jo Ann: and Wii: Monday through Friday

partment, 1 Liberty Way, Amawalk, on Lunch at Van Tassell House: a hot meal Mondays 10:30 to noon beginning Sept. 9. Book Club: 12:30 p.m. last Monday

Wednesdays. is served Monday through Friday at noon. is will be a six week series. of the month. With the assistance of the

Dec. 3 $2 donation.Activities and outings available Ballroom and Latin Dancing with Somers Library a monthly selection will be

Bronx Botanical Garden Holiday Train to all. Transportation is available to those in Frank Elia: ursdays at 10:30 a.m. assigned and distributed to members. Do

Show. Come to see the new/updated min- need. Tai Chi for Arthritis Sept. 10 through not hesitate to be critical or forthcoming

iature wonderland as model trains zip past Transportation Nov. 1 with Melanie Sloane. Classes are about your thoughts. We are here to share,
the enchanting display of 175 plus N.Y. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:45-11:45 listen and enjoy.

landmarks.Depart upper Reis Park at 9 a.m. a.m. Fridays. Bridge 10 a.m. Tuesdays and ursdays.

with a return of 3:30 pm. Lunch on own on Wheelchair accessible vans are available Water Color Class: Join Diana and Janet e club welcomes new players.

Arthur Ave. ere will be plenty of time for transport to all destinations. every Wednesday from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m.Free. Dr. Tomback, podiatrist, makes a bi-

for some holiday shopping. Cost is $35 per Medical Appointments: Transporta- Exercise Classes: 10:45 a.m. Monday is monthly house call.

senior. Checks payable to Somers Seniors. tion to medical, dental and physical therapy exercise and music with Lori. 10:30-11:30 Happy Chef. When you see a “happy

Dec. 11 appointments is available on Tuesdays, a.m. Tuesdays is music and dance with chef ” designation on the nutrition program

Holiday Luncheon at Il Forno Ristoran- Wednesdays and ursdays between the Richard; 12:30-1:30 p.m.Tuesdays is work- menu, you are in for a treat. Reservations are

te, 343 Rte. 202, Somers. hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for Somers out with Lori; 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays is required

Served, complete three course luncheon. adults who are unable to drive. Door to body movement with Lori; 12:30-1:30 p.m. North Westchester Restorative Thera-

Menu: Garden Salad, Fried Zucchini & door. $5 round trip fee. Fridays is strength and balance with Lori. py is hosting a anksgiving luncheon on

Bruschetta Reggiano-Choice of 4 En- Shopping: Mondays transportation is Line Dancing with Richard. Tuesdays thursday, Nov. 14. Come join us for lunch

trees-served with vegetable and rosemary available to clothing/gift shopping plazas 10:30-11:30 a.m. Richard Barnett has been and live music. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bus

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FOOTBALL Sports

Kennedy Catholic celebrates their championship win.

Kennedy wins
first Catholic
League title

Kennedy Catholic defeated Cardinal Spellman in a The Gaels line up on offense.
39-33 overtime thriller on Sunday, Nov. 10, to capture QB Clayton Proctor, who accounted
the Catholic High School Football League Class A for 400-plus yards and 5 touchdowns,
championship—their rst in school history. poses with his parents after earning
Player of the Game honors.
e game was played at Kennedy Catholic’s campus
in Somers. It was the third time this year that the
Gaels, who improved to 5-3, including a 4-0 record
in league play, defeated the Bronx school.

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Young karate champ
rises up the ranks

Somers’ Sierra Deodhari, 11, trains for
2021 Pan Am games

BY JESSICA JAFET kicking and as soon as I tried achieved her brown belt, was a
CONTRIBUTING WRITER it, I fell in love with it and I’ve gold medalist at the USA Ka-
continued throughout,” Sierra rate National Championships
For the last few years, Sierra said. “You learn how to defend and Team Trials in Chicago. Her
Deodhari has been quietly mak- yourself and you also learn about victory was in the advanced divi-
ing a name for herself in the ka- integrity, discipline, honor and sion of “Kata,” referring to form
rate world and is now emerging respect.” and the choreographed patterns
as one of the country’s elite com- of solo movements in karate (the
petitors in her age group. Karate, which translates to other category known at “Ku-
“empty hand” in Japanese, is a mite” involves active sparring
e 11-year old sixth grader type of martial arts where one against an opponent). e win
at Somers Middle School began uses speci c ghting techniques followed multiple other honors in
practicing the art (and sport) at for self-defense; it also stresses previous years: she has excelled at
age 3, when her father Bobby the coordination of mind and tournaments in places like Puerto
took her to a local karate class. body, with rituals and practices
that are taught as a way of life. SEE KARATE PAGE 25
“When I was little, I used to
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Sierra Deodhari’s trophy case PHOTO: JESSICA JAFET

KARATE nies her student to all events.

FROM PAGE 24 “For me, the goal I have for her

is personal,” Reynoso said. “ e

Rico, Toronto, the Dominican rst time I saw her, I knew that

Republic, Boston, Philadelphia she really loved doing karate and

and Vermont. I know she wants to win some

Her father, Bobby, said it be- competitions in the future that

came apparent that Sierra needed are really, really di cult; she can

the next level of training—and a do anything if she works hard.”

coaching group was formed to Beyond her current season of

support her. tournaments, and with Somers

“We put together a team: for Middle School and the entire PHOTO COURTESY OF BOBBY DEODHARI

mental health, nutrition and t- community behind her, Sierra Sierra with her sensei, Heydi Reynoso, a three-time gold medalist in karate at the Pan American Games.

ness, speed and agility,” he said. is working toward her next na-

“We brought in a French na- tional title in 2021: to represent

tional champion, Sandy Scordo, the United States at the Pan support. “A lot of classmates wish rate, she was very meek,” he said. e young champion agreed:
me good luck before I compete “We are mindful of the pres- “My dad’s job is to make all the
who is number four in the world, American Championships. Her and my teachers do, too.” sures too, and keep on top of her travel arrangements, my Sensei’s
mental health, like before tour- job is to coach me, train me and
to look at Sierra’s health and father said she would be the rst e other clear bene ts of naments, we have a doctor and get me ready for competition and
karate that he has seen in his Sierra has a chat with him, and my job is to go out there, do my
nutrition.” In addition, Sierra, a person from Westchester County daughter are focus and con- we also give her time o , so we best and win.”
are not pushing her.”
dedicated athlete with a bright to represent the country on such dence, Bobby Deodhari ex-
plained. “Before she started ka-
smile, trains ve to six days a a team.

week with several other world As for the Olympics, karate

champions, both in her home will make its debut at the 2020

and also on Long Island. Sensei Tokyo Games—and although it

Heidi Reynoso, who was a three- will be excluded from the Paris

time gold medalist in karate at 2024 Games, Sierra has dreams

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FOOTBALL

Somers sweeps youth football championships

ree youth football teams from Somers won the Taconic Championships at West Point on Sunday, Nov. 3.
• Somers 10U ( fth grade) beat Brewster, 14-6
• Somers 12U (seventh grade) beat Carmel, 38-6
• Somers 13U (eighth grade) beat Hudson Valley, 16-14

e 12U and 13U teams went undefeated. e 10U
team su ered only one defeat.

e teams play in the Taconic Youth Football and
Cheerleading league.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019 SPORTS The Somers Record – Page 27

VOLLEYBALL

Kennedy wins intersection title
Gaels place second in state tournament

In a rematch of last year’s in- PHOTO COURTESY OF KENNEDY CATHOLIC Louis in three sets (19-25, 25-21,
tersectional volleyball champion- 25-19), moving on to play St.
ship, Kennedy Catholic ipped The Kennedy Catholic volleyball team after placing second in the state tournament Mary’s in the nals.
the script on Mary Louis Acad-
emy, winning a ve-set thriller at CATHOLIC SCHOOL STATE set to play teams from Brooklyn/ 20, 26-24). St. Mary’s then beat In the nals, St. Mary’s defeat-
Cardinal Spellman High School TOURNAMENT. Queens ( e Mary Louis Acad- Kennedy (25-23, 25-19). e ed the Gaels in three sets (15-25,
on Wednesday, Nov. 6 (25-20, emy), Bu alo (St. Mary’s High Gaels ended pool play by beat- 14-25, 13-25), winning the tour-
20-25, 25-20, 24-26, 25-22). On Saturday, Nov. 9, Kennedy School of Lancaster), and Rock- ing Kellenberg (36-34, 29-27) to nament.
Catholic traveled to York College ville Centre (Kellenberg Memo- place second behind St. Mary’s.
It was the rst time all sea- in Jamaica, Queens, for the Cath- rial High School). e result was the best state
son that the section champion olic School State Tournament. In the next round, a single- tournament nish in the history
Gaels, who improved to 22-0, In pool play, Kennedy took elimination, best-of-three for- of the Kennedy volleyball pro-
played more than three sets in a e Gaels, representing the Mary Louis in straights sets (25- mat, Kennedy outlasted Mary gram, Santora said.
match. Archdiocese of New York, were
“St. Mary’s had a lot of down
Kennedy’s Julia Costa led time and were pushing our sets
the attack with 41 assists and beyond the usual limits all day,”
6 aces. Madison Troetti, Anna Santora said. “My ladies had
Cascapera and Grace Tompkins a tremendous run. What we
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awesome match to see,” said Cascapera led Kennedy’s o en-
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remembered [Mary Louis] and Capellupo, Jaclyn Garbarino, and
wanted redemption for last year Madison Cartisano anchored
and they got it. Good for them. the defense. Erin Brann, Jo-
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were treated to volleyball the Frantzeskos also contributed to
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SOFTBALL

After 26 years, Harvey Friedman makes his last call

BY RICH MONETTI had Friedman taking a buy out from Ciba-Geigy,

CONTRIBUTING WRITER which left the IT project manager without his normal

authority. But the blue uniform gave him back that

Harvey Friedman is hanging up his clicker after 26 empowering feeling.

years of umpiring in the Somers men’s softball league. However, his new perch didn’t mean players had

Good standing among players usually depends no recourse. So, humor became his device to di use.

on who won and lost, but the a able man in blue’s “Check with the pitcher, he’s pretty sure you were

unique style always had everyone talking. out. And, by the way, so does the rst basemen,”

For example, about ve years ago, Friedman called a Friedman relayed a favorite.

triple play that had all 20 players doing a double take. On any disputed call, though, Friedman simply did

e play went like this: e center elder caught the math.

a short yball and the runners on second and third “My 50 percent approval rating is higher than the

made a break for it. Friedman, stationed at home president’s,” he joked.

plate, had a clear view of the second-base runner’s By his own admission, the missed calls were be-

failure to tag. ginning to add up. Bad knees kept him from getting

However, the 83-year-old admitted at his Heritage out from behind the plate to make calls, which rarely

Hills home, that there was no way to see whether the went unnoticed.

runner at third tagged on the catch. But he saw the “You don’t like to be told you’re doing a bad job,”

chance for a rst and took it. he lamented.

“You could umpire a long time and never get to Even so, Friedman still had most players welcom-

call a triple play,” he said, devilishly. “ is was my op- ing the mainstay. Frequent questions about his health

portunity.” and life provided the proof and were appreciated.

He made the call but still had enough justi cation “I’m very emotional that way when people are con-

to hold his ground. cerned,” Friedman said.

“Sometimes, you have to look how far along the At the same time, Friedman demonstrated how

runner is at the time and say, ‘No way did he tag,’” talking a good game can be just as important as play-

Friedman said. ing one. In the box, he’d ask about your mom, ques-

Not long after moving to Somers in 1993, Fried- tion your fashion sense, or wonder why you were still

man inquired with the Parks and Recreation Depart- a Jet fan.

ment for a position, was invited to call a few innings, Using his levity, Friedman excelled at defusing

and hired the next week. tense moments during games at Reis Park. His great-

Friedman had done some umpiring previously, but est skill was not calling balls and strikes, but remind- PHOTO: RICH MONETTI

his main experience was a lifetime around the game ing players that sports are about so much more than Harvey Friedman was a familiar face behind the plate at Reis
Park for nearly three decades.
and playing softball into his 50s. e early 1990s also competition.


Thursday, November 14, 2019 LEISURE The Somers Record – Page 29

CLUES ACROSS A 25. Before
55. “Luther” actor Idris 26. The color of Valentine’s Day
1. Shelter for pigeons 56. Supporting pin (nautical) 27. Indicates near
5. Popular lit genre __-fi 57. Golden peas plant 28. Bon __: witty remark
8. Used to harvest agave 59. One point north of northeast 29. One’s holdings
11. Wintertime accessory 60. Unit of measurement 34. Request
13. “Gandalf” actor McKellen 61. Where clothes hang 35. Prefix meaning “badly”
14. Taxis 62. Opposite of night 36. Midway between north and
15. Political plot 63. A way to change color northeast
16. Public television 64. Korean independence 37. Ottoman military title
17. Nigerian ethnic group proponent Syngman 39. Teased
18. Informal loan clubs 40. Happily
20. “Wheel of Fortune” host CLUES DOWN 41. Pie _ __ mode
21. C C C 1. Reciprocal of sine 42. Mars crater
22. North, South and Central make 2. Political organization 44. Sports TV personality
them up 3. Defunct funk record label 45. Taxi driver
25. In an early way 4. Geological times 46. Abba __, Israeli politician
30. Lied down in rest 5. One who drinks slowly 47. The sick are sometimes on it
31. Female hip-hop trio 6. Nightclub entertainment 48. Relating to olives
32. Improves 7. Establish in one’s mind 51. Swiss river
33. Genus of mackerel sharks 8. Restaurants 52. Grayish white
38. Electronic countermeasures 9. Off-Broadway theater award 53. A way to engrave
41. Emerging 10. Requests 54. Where Coach K. works
43. Balkan body of water 12. You don’t watch to catch it 58. Midway between south and
45. A type of delivery 14. Intestinal pouches southeast
47. Ancient kingdom near Dead Sea 19. Satisfy
49. Title given to a monk 23. Wet dirt
50. Partner to “oohed” 24. Regularly repeated

CLUES ACROSS B 12. “Family City USA”
1. Babies’ eating accessories 14. Proof of payment (abbr.)
5. Charge on a coat of arms 43. French river 15. Flew high
9. Set of five 44. Saps of energy 18. Wreaths
11. California town 46. Type of sandwich 20. Got rid of
13. One who cites 48. Sets apart again 24. Shortly
15. Elected official 52. Engage in a contest 26. Confer
16. Japanese delicacy 53. Sufferings 28. Monies given as support
17. Couldn’t be happier 54. Freestanding sculpture 30. German electric car
19. Enormous 56. Digs into 32. Objects of an earlier time
21. Hunter’s tool 57. Fish have them 34. Flat-bottomed boats
22. Georgia rockers 58. Speaks 35. Small waterbird
23. Cold wind 59. Storage unit 37. Willingness to please others
25. Beginner CLUES DOWN 38. Military actions
26. Where you sleep 1. Spread over 40. Brooklyn hoopsters
27. Without 2. Dyes 42. Took to the seas
29. We all have them 3. British thermal unit 43. Romanian city
31. Spoiled 4. Small city in Maine 45. What the sun eventually does
33. Platform 5. Having an affection for 47. Titans’ DC Dean
34. Drama and horror are two 6. Welsh for John 49. Resentful longing
36. In abundance 7. Plays that ridicule 50. Ceases to live
38. Turf 8. Not of your right mind 51. Pouches
39. Inventor Musk 9. A way to get there 55. Humbug
41. Negative answers 10. Hideaways
11. Relating to neurons

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Thursday, November 14, 2019 LEGAL NOTICES The Somers Record – Page 31

PUZZLE SOLUTIONS LLC FORMATION NOTICE process against may be served & Residential District at 69 Lovell
shall mail process to 87 Elmwood Street, Mahopac and is known
Corresponding to Last Week’s November 7 Issue LITTLE CABIN Ave., Rye, NY 10580. Purpose: and shown on the Town Tax
CROSSWORD A Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Map as Section: 5.19, Block: 3,
COMMISSARIES, LLC, Arts Lot: 9.
CROSSWORD B LLC FORMATION NOTICE
of Org. led with Sec. of State All persons having any interest
SUDOKU 87 Herbert Street, LLC, Arts in the application are invited
of NY (SSNY) 10/22/2019. of Org. led with Sec. of State to attend and will be given an
of NY (SSNY) 10/4/2019. Cty: opportunity to be heard.
Cty: WESTCHESTER. SSNY Westchester.SSNY desig.as agent
upon whom process against may BY ORDER OF THE
desig. as agent upon whom be served & shall mail process to ZONING BOARD OF
Luke Gorz, 20 Harbor Ln., Rye,
process against may be served NY 10580. General Purpose. APPEALS
VICTOR CANNISTRA
& shall mail process to 399 PUBLIC NOTICE
CHAIRMAN
KNOLLWOOD RD.,STE.204, PLEASE TAKE NOTICE Denise Schirmer, Secretary
that the Zoning Board of
WHITE PLAINS, NY 10603. Appeals of the Town of Somers, November 7, 2019
Westchester County, New York
General Purpose. will conduct a Public Hearing LLC FORMATION NOTICE
on Tuesday, November 19,
LLC FORMATION NOTICE 2019 at 7:30 P.M. at the Somers Notice of Formation of You-
Town House, 335 Route 202, nique Advocacy & Consulting
TUCKAHOE FELIZ, LLC, Somers, New York, 10589 on the LLC. Art. Of Org. led with
Arts of Org. led with Sec. of application of Norine McArdle SSNY on September 24, 2019.
State of NY (SSNY) 10/15/2019. and Michael Schwarzchild O ce Location: Westchester
Cty: WESTCHESTER. SSNY for a front yard Area Variance. County.SSNY designated as agent
desig. as agent upon whom of the LLC upon whom process
process against may be served e property included in this against it may be served. SSNY
& shall mail process to 12 application is located in an R-10 shall mail process to: 7 Weeks
WORTH ST., YONKERS, NY Court, Baldwin Place, NY 10505.
10701. General Purpose. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

PLLC FORMATION NOTICE

Sarah Parad Rowen, LCSW
PLLC, Arts of Org. led with
Sec. of State of NY (SSNY)
10/11/2019. Cty: Westchester.
SSNY desig.as agent upon whom

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