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Battle of the Books From diagnosis
PHOTOS COURTESY OF SOMERS LIBRARY e Somers Library 2019 WLS
Battle of the Books Teen Team BY TRUDY WALZ
came in second place overall in the CONTRIBUTING WRITER
recent Battle of the Books Com-
petition. e Kids Team made it all Pat Barbato of Somers says he repeats his
the way to the semi- nals!
story often these days, especially during
e WLS Battle of the Books
is a book-based trivia tournament October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
for children and teens entering
Grades 4-10. Teams are sponsored He talks about how he found a tiny lump
by public libraries in Westchester
County. is year, the Somers Li- in his own breast during a shower two years ago and relates
brary sent two teams to the com-
petition. Beginning in the early what happened afterward, always emphasizing the impor-
summer, both teams read ve pre-
determined books, put in count- tance of awareness among those of his gender.
less hours studying trivia questions
about these books, practicing using “Check yourself. You never know!”
buzzers and answering questions
as a team. Barbato, in fact, was just going about his daily routine as
e Somers Library would like a retiree, enjoying time with his wife, Juliann, his daughter,
to thank Elizabeth Portillo (Grade
4-6 Team Coach) and Terre om- Susan, and his granddaughter, Ella Grace—“my little sweet-
as and Jordan Cowie (Grade 7-10
Team Coaches) and Tom Newman heart”—when he came across a lump “no bigger than my
of T3 Logowear of Somers for do-
nating the team shirts. pinkie nail” while soaping up with a washcloth. He immedi-
e team members are: ately called to his wife to con rm his suspicion and the next
Teen Team: Conner Entenberg,
Sean Kim, Amanda Jen, Madeline morning, found himself in his doctor’s o ce.
Jen, Jaewon Yeo and Sebastian
Wissa. “It was very frightening,” he said of the discovery.
Kid Team: Jimmy Galivan,
Claire Higgins, Allie Lusthaus, Although his doctor told him he didn’t think it was serious,
Ruby McDowell, Morgan Roepe,
Fiona Sledzik, Charlie Sullivan, certainly not serious enough to delay a trip he had planned
Isabella Wissa and Lucas Ziegler.
for the near future, the doctor did advise him to get a mam-
mogram and a sonogram.
“I would not be alarmed,” Barbato recalled his doctor said
at the time.
So o he went on his trip, and upon his return, he began
calling local radiologists to schedule the scans.
“ ey couldn’t take me for almost four weeks,” he said.
When completed, the scans con rmed his fears: Barbato
needed to see a surgeon. SEE BARBATO PAGE 3
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BARBATO ease. Just last week, Newsweek Pat Barbato, their daughter Sue Barbato and granddaughter Ella
reported that a study conducted Barbato and Pat’s wife Juliann Barbato.
FROM PAGE 1 by Vanderbuilt University had
found that men who are diag- American Cancer Society’s an- Still, he said, “Cancer doesn’t
Dr. Beth Freedman, a specialist nosed with breast cancer are nual monthlong awareness cam- know who’s a man.”
at CareMount Medical of Mount more likely to die of the disease paigns.
Kisco, performed a biopsy, which than their female counterparts Men should check themselves
determined that Barbato had across all stages. e Bronx-born Barbato, annually, he said, and should they
stage 2 breast cancer. At this the onetime owner of four area
stage, tumors measure between 2 Which makes stories like Bar- temporary employment agen- nd a lump, “run to the doctor
cm and 5 cm and the cancer cells bato’s and others being shared by cies, lives that reality and beats immediately.”
have spread beyond the original the likes of Mathew Knowles, the drum for awareness, too. Al-
location and into the surround- the father of pop singers Be- though his mother, his sister and Dr. Beth Freedman, of
ing breast tissue. According to yonce and Solange Knowles, all a niece have battled the disease, CareMount Medical, is a Board
the Cancer Treatment Centers of the more important. In recent testing showed that he, in fact,
America, those with breast can- published interviews, Knowles doesn’t “carry the gene.” Certiﬁed surgeon specializing
cer at this stage are considered to said he sought health care after in the treatment of both benign
have a good prognosis. seeing recurring spots of blood and malignant breast disorders.
on his shirts and sheets, which
Treatment, however, was not is a symptom of the disease. e
so straightforward at rst. Barba- 67-year-old revealed only this
to, then 78, had had a quadruple month that he underwent sur-
bypass in 2006 and his cardiolo- gery in July.
gist advised him against having
a lumpectomy because it would Nor is Knowles the only male
require eight weeks of radiation. celebrity to be diagnosed with
Instead, the course of treatment breast cancer. So was Ernie
called for a full mastectomy. Green, a fullback for the Cleve-
land Browns; Peter Criss, the
Barbato underwent the surgery drummer for KISS, who survived
on Oct. 30, 2017, and, Dr. Freed- to be inducted into the Rock &
man said, “He recovered beauti- Roll Hall of Fame in 2014; and
fully.” He has been prescribed Paul Dromboski, an ‘80s foot-
Tamoxifen to reduce the risk of ball standout who played for the
recurrence, which Dr. Freedman Kansas City Chiefs, New Eng-
said is always possible, although land Patriots and Tampa Bay
“the chances are extremely low.” Buccaneers.
Breast cancer in men is equally At the very least, Dr. Freedman
rare, with a lifetime risk of one in advises, all men should conduct
833. According to the American breast self-exams.
Cancer Society, about 2,670 new
cases of invasive male cancer will “We highlight women’s cancer,
be diagnosed this year alone, and but in reality, men are a ected by
500 men will die from the dis- breast cancer, too,” she said of the
Dan Zlotnick announces east coast tour
Somers resident Dan Zlotnick released his latest single, “Room to Spare” on October 25 and the song is available on
all streaming platforms. “Room to Spare” is set in the all-too-familiar search for an a ordable place to live, but it carries
weight for everyone who is just trying to “ gure it out.”
Zlotnick will be supporting his single with an east coast tour of 16 intimate acoustic shows between Oct. 25 and Nov.
22. All details and tickets for “ e Room to Spare Tour” can be found at DanZlotnick.com/shows.
Zlotnick has earned the fandom of people all over the eastern United States, opening shows for Grammy-award win-
ner, Marc Cohn; Top-40 Country artist, Jessica Lynn; and Americana’s favorite father, Jim Avett. Zlotnick has also sang
a pair of duets with Jessica Lynn on her latest television special, “Live at the Dramatic Hall,” which is currently airing
nationwide on PBS.
Zlotnick will pick, strum, and sing his way through listening rooms and house concerts in Pennsylvania, New York,
Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Zlotnick will open the rst shows on the tour for
Jessica Lynn, Arlen Roth, and Jim Avett before heading south to headline his own shows and share the stage with local
artists including David Childers, Douglass ompson, and Dave Niblock.
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Adult services are through the Van Tassell House in Somers. For more information, contact program director Barbara Taberer at 914-232-0807 or email@example.com.
You can also visit Somersny.com or on Facebook at Somers Senior Services. All services are for ages 60 and up.
Trips and Events obtained by calling Don Belmont Fire Department, 1 Liberty Way, land as model trains zip past the door. Call 914-232-0807 for trans-
at 914-485-1960. Mail checks to Amawalk, on Wednesdays. enchanting display of 175 plus portation reservation.
Seniors can participate in regular- Somers Parks and Recreation, P.O. Dec. 3 N.Y. landmarks. Depart upper Library: Hop aboard our alter-
ly scheduled day trips and overnight Box 46, Somers N.Y. 10589 Bronx Botanical Garden Holi- Reis Park at 9 a.m. with a return of nate Tuesday run to the Library.
trips to cultural points of inter- Sign-up for the upcoming trips day Train Show. Come to see the 3:30 pm.Lunch on own on Arthur Door to door.
est. Additional information can be begins Oct. 9, noon. at Amawalk new/updated miniature wonder- Ave. ere will be plenty of time Activities
for some holiday shopping. Cost is
$35 per senior. Checks payable to
Elect Arena & Grace Michael Grace Somers Seniors. Creative writing class with Jo
for Westchester District 4
County Legislator Dec. 11 Ann: Mondays 10:30 to noon be-
Strong Holiday Luncheon at Il Forno ginning Sept. 9. is will be a six
Ristorante, 343 Rte. 202, Somers. week series.
Served, complete three course Ballroom and Latin Dancing
luncheon. Menu: Garden Salad, with Frank Elia: ursdays at
Fried Zucchini & Bruschetta Reg- 10:30 a.m.
Running in: giano-Choice of 4 Entrees-served Tai Chi for Arthritis Sept.
Somers, Yorktown with vegetable and rosemary po- 10 through Nov. 1 with Melanie
tatoes. Dessert, co ee, tea, soda, Sloane. Classes are 12:30-1:30
juices, ice tea. Holiday gifts/games p.m. Tuesdays and 10:45-11:45
For more Info : (our version of Let’s Make a Deal). a.m. Fridays.
facebook.com/MichaelgraceLD4 Noon to 2 p.m. Cost per senior, Water Color Class: Join Diana
$39, Taxes/tip/gifts all included. and Janet every Wednesday from
Checks payable to Somers Seniors. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free.
Gina Arena Nutrition Exercise Classes: 10:45 a.m.
District 2 Monday is exercise and music with
From the Community, Lori. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays
Meals on Wheels: if you are is music and dance with Richard;
having trouble preparing meals or 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays is work-
For the Community getting out to shop, we can help out with Lori; 10:45 a.m.Wednes-
out by delivering a hot meal to your days is body movement with Lori;
United for Running in: home. $2 donation suggested. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Fridays is strength
Westchester to Hold Bedford, Mt Kisco, Lunch at Van Tassell House: and balance with Lori.
the Line on Taxes Lewisboro, Somers, a hot meal is served Monday Line Dancing with Rich-
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Shopping: Mondays transpor- Book Club: 12:30 p.m. last
Drop off candy on tation is available to clothing/gift Monday of the month. With the
shopping plazas including JV Mall assistance of the Somers Library a
Monday Nov. 4th and the Danbury Mall, Christmas monthly selection will be assigned
Tree; Fridays transportation to area and distributed to members. Do
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e Somers Library is located at 82 an idea, a work in progress, or a editing or polishing tips for your interesting twist that leaves you and publication. Come join us for
Primrose St. Register for programs at chapter in their life. texts? Want to share in the love of with something to think about: our ursday evening group in the
somerslibrary.org or by calling 914- Bring your ideas, pen and paper writing with fellow writers? en No registration required; rst library program room.
232-5717. Programs are funded by or laptop so that within a few short Westchester Writers Workshop is come, rst seated! Adults: Lotus Flower Lantern
the Friends of the Somers Library weeks you will have developed the one for you! We are the original Westchester Writers Work- Workshop. Saturday, November
through donations. the strategies to become a lifelong peer review writers group with no shop. ursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m, 9, 1 -2 p.m. Members of e Ko-
writer. People of all skill levels are fees, no dues, and many chances to Nov. 7, 21; Dec. 5, 19, Jan. 2, 16, 30; rean Spirit and Culture Promotion
Senior Beneﬁts Information welcome. Space is limited to 12, so showcase your talents. Established Feb. 6, 20; March 5, 19; April 2, 16, Project will be on hand to help
Center. Every Wednesday, 10 a.m. register early! in 2013, our group has helped 30; May 7, 21; June 4 & 18. Call- attendees make lovely traditional
to 1 p.m. Senior Bene ts Informa- Dual Art Exhibit at the many authors and poets prepare ing all writers and poets! Looking lotus ower lanterns using colored
tion Centers (SBICs) helps older Somers Library: Paintings by their work for reading, presenta- for a writers group to help with paper and wire frames. All materi-
adults 60 and over and those car- Marion Cumins & Photographs tion, submission and publication. that writer’s block? Looking for als will be provided; participants
ing for the elderly achieve a better by DuAnne Simon. November 1 - Come join us for our ursday some feedback on your memoir, can choose the color of their lotus
understanding of Medicare health 30, during library hours. is dou- evening group, 6:30 p.m. in the short story, novel or poem? Need ower. In addition, we will hand
plans and prescription drug coverage. ble exhibit features the botanical Library Program Room. Our next some editing or polishing tips out books on Korean history and
Information is provided about di er- and bird drawings by artist Marion meetings are November 7th and for your texts? Want to share the culture for free.
ent types of government programs. Cumins. November 21st. love of writing with fellow writ- After class, we will show short
If you can’t visit the library in Westchester Writers Work- M&M Productions Presents: ers? en Westchester Writers documentaries on Korea and serve
person, you can leave a message shop: ursdays on the 1st, 3rd A Full House. Sunday, November Workshop is the one for you! We Korean traditional refreshments.
on the SBIC helpline at 914-231- (& 5th if there is one) of the month 3rd, 2:00 - 4:00 pm. M&M is of- are the original peer review writers Korean Spirit & Culture Promo-
3260 or email us at SBIC@wls- from 6:30 - 8:30 pm - Calling all fering a collection of one-act com- group with no fees, no dues, and tion Project (KSCPP) is a non-
mail.org with your name, number, writers and poets! Looking for a edies in A FULL HOUSE, com- many chances to showcase your pro t organization that is dedicat-
a time to call from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. writers group to help with that edies with a twist, for fall. From talents. Established in 2013, our ed to raising awareness of Korean
and whether your interest is in writer’s block? Looking for some the same writers that brought you group has helped many authors history and culture. is is an adult
Medicare services or other bene ts. feedback on your memoir, short FOUR ON THE FLOOR, these and poets prepare their work for program but teens/tweens (grades
A counselor will return your call story, novel, or poem? Need some ve light comedies each have an reading, presentation, submission 6 +) are welcome.
within two business days. SBIC
will not meet on days the Somers VOTE NOVEMBER 5th
schools are closed due to snow.
Somers Library Non-Fiction
Book Club. Mondays, Nov. 4
and Dec. 9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. PRISCO4COUNTY.COM
No mysteries, no love stories, no
elves, no schools for magic (not
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them!). We will be concentrating
on history, biography, technology, PRISCO
astronomy, computers and science.
In the future, members will choose
the books to be read. Cookies will
be served. Space is limited to 15.
Somers Library Book Club.
Tuesdays, Nov. 12, Dec. 10, 6:30
- 8 p.m. is Somers Library spon-
sored book club will be led by Di-
ana Cunningham, who will select
the books to be discussed at each for WESTCHESTER COUNTY COURT JUDGE
meeting. e titles will be mostly
ction, but could also be non- c-
tion or biographical. Any Somers
library user can register/attend. Robert Prisco ENDORSED BY:
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Home alone In defense
of the truth
MAN from the vet’s o ce years ago, at ful resource that the internet is.
OVERBOARD least she says it’s only two- every I was getting a little stir crazy by One of the most THE
time I turn around I’m tripping important tenets SEASONED
RICK over one of them, and that’s why I myself so I decided to go out, see of our country CITIZEN
MELÉN don’t turn around anymore. Who a band, support live music. It was is freedom of speech. I
even knows where they came from? pretty crowded at the bar, and judg- ADRIENNE
My wife told me that Clearly they were from a broken ing from what I could see, designat- wrote once about using KAVELLE
she’s going away for the home and would bene t from ed drivers had yet to be designated.
weekend to my sister’s medication. the ‘F’ word in context,
house in the Poconos. I hope it’s e lead singer declared that they
not to get in touch with her feelings Time to do the laundry. I actually were going to play 50 songs in 50 not derisively, and how,
or anything like that, because every know more about money launder- minutes. Either they were going
time somebody I know gets in ing than clothes laundering, but to play them four times faster than even then it shocked
touch with their feelings, it’s always from what I understand, the key to usual, or this was going to be one
MY feelings that get hurt. If I want successful garment-washing is to of those annoying medleys. I guess many people. Well, the
to get in touch with my feelings I separate everything correctly. My that bands probably gure they’re
usually just do it by email. However, technique is to separate items that doing me a favor and saving me same thing just happened to Governor Andrew Cuomo, who,
this will be a great opportunity to are worn on the top from items some time with those medleys, but
do some things around the house that are worn on the bottom. ere just when you get to the part of the in decrying discrimination, used the ‘N’ word also in context.
that I’ve been meaning to do, maybe are some things which I’m not too song when something good hap-
compose a song or, who knows? sure which end they go on, so I put pens, they’re onto the next one. And Neither of us employed THE WORDS to discriminate but
Maybe I’ll write my autobiography. those aside for further testing. nothing says,“My lead guitarist
sucks!”better than a medley.“Hey to explain how bigotry and fear a ect many aspects of society.
is small sliver of freedom could All I have to do now is feed the guys, just wondering, how come at
be a nice change. For instance, I can dog take and her out, and I’m done the end of every second verse when ere is no reason to ban a word if it isn’t used to dispar-
wear anything I want. If I want to I for the day. I took Gidget for a walk my lead break is supposed to start,
can wear a T-shirt with holes in it out back in the woods, and I could we switch to another song?”“Oh age. Carried further, we might not allow statements other than
instead of a T-shirt with stains on it. immediately see that there was no wow, really? Gee, I hadn’t noticed
discipline whatsoever. is dog is that. Any of you guys notice any- those we believe to be spoken. I did not vote for Governor
I’m supposed to feed the cat, obviously used to doing whatever it thing like that?”Nobody makes any
but what do they eat? I had a cat wants, whenever it wants, wherever eye contact. en the singer opened Cuomo, nor do I agree with many of his causes. However, he
when I was a kid and it used to it wants because it’s so adorable, and this big canister that looked like a
bring home rodents and mice and that was going to end starting now. live torpedo, and all this blue smoke has every right in our fair country, to express himself, as do I.
all kinds of things, I guess to put From here on out, the dog refers came out, and I could see the ozone
in the refrigerator? But our cats to me by saying “SIR, YES SIR!” layer depleting right before my eyes. Honest debate is basic to our Founding Fathers’ beliefs. Ex-
don’t go outside, because we’re In barks or tail wags or whatever, I had to get out of there before the
afraid that they’re too dumb to run I’ll get the picture. And every time sea level started rising. changing ideas is the only real way of getting to understand
away. So I take a look around the you stray outside the trail, BOOM!
pantry, there must be food in the Drop down and give me 20 push- Back home I was getting a little another’s point of view. We must allow not only what a person
house somewhere for them, maybe ups. By the time we got back from lonely watching Forensic Files, and
some mice in a Tupperware jar. our walk, was there discipline? You the dog and cats were asleep. I’m says but how he chooses to say it. e article I read had a titil-
And BEHOLD! ere’s a con- bet there was, I did everything that beginning to realize how much
tainer that says “CAT.”In spite of damn dog wanted. my wife actually does around this lating headline: “Some Criticize Cuomo for Using Racial Slur”.
the o -chance that there may be a place- I wonder if she would take a
cat inside of it, I open it up and it I can see why people ght so lateral promotion? I hope she’s not Mr. Cuomo did not use a racial slur. He spoke of words
seems to be cat food, even though hard for freedom—it’s intoxicat- having a good time without me, but
it looks more like Cocoa Pu s than ing. I get to eat whatever I want for I fully believe that she will come demeaning to di erent groups in our society in order to il-
anything else. If they ARE Cocoa now, but I know I’ll have to answer back. After all, home is where the
Pu s perhaps I should add some questions later. When my wife heart is. It’s also where a huge mess lustrate their power and ugliness. We should be able to discern
milk too, but I’m late for a tennis comes home she’ll ask me with a is, that one end or the other of the
match. smirk,“So what did you have for cat left under the dining room table the di erence between illustration and slur. If I look at you
dinner?”In my defense, I would bet and that I’m pretending not to no-
When I got back the cat had left that there is a diet out there some- tice. I never got around to writing and say, “You are a …”, that’s a slur. If I use the same word to
a nice present for me on the rug where that allows you to eat exactly my autobiography, but isn’t that the
under the dining room table. I don’t what I did, and you lose 40 pounds story of my life? say why it shouldn’t be used, that’s an illustration.
even know which side of the cat it in one week during a hospital stay.
came out of, but it was more than After dinner I can watch episodes Support live music! Join Rick and I sometimes wonder if people really take o ense to the
I fed it in the rst place. I can see of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadel- the No Options band for some real
that there need to be some changes phia”until even Alexa can’t take it live Halloween Party rock & roll usage of a word or if it’s an excuse to dishonor, for one’s own
around here, and I make a note to anymore and tells me she needs on Saturday evening, 11-02-19,
put the cat on the Keto Diet. My some time alone to get in touch 9:00PM at the Back Nine, 2050 reasons, the user.
wife adopted these two black cats with her feelings. And it’s not until East Main St. (Route 6) Cortlandt
you are a male alone at home for Manor Words can wound and words can heal. Used correctly our
the weekend that you experience
what a truly remarkable and power- Say hello at: email@example.com alphabet comes together to describe every experienced feeling
both warm and cold, soft and harsh, healing and wounding.
Used judiciously the wounding parts can be excised without
removing the words that caused them.
Although we are an educated society, there are always igno-
rant, unfeeling ones among us. ey will try to undermine all
the strides we make towards humanity by feeding us lies and
half-truths and pushing us towards the dark side. ey would
not only take away our freedoms but invent reasons to do so,
because language is uid and can be used in ways to divert
We must be on our guard to recognize when someone is
toying with our senses to make us see things as they are not.
Had we read only the headline I mentioned earlier without
checking the article itself, it would appear that Mr. Cuomo
had, indeed, uttered the censored word in a biased way.
Harry Potter once asks the question, “Aren’t newspapers
there to report the news?” and is told, “No, silly, they’re there
to sell themselves.” I do hope, in the real world, this is not
the case; that newspapers, TV reporters, and magazines ARE
there to educate and report happenings in factual and not
unsavory ways; to defend the truth and keep all lines of com-
munication open to honest discussion and debate.
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e perfect setting
BY STEVE DELZIO, OWNER location. Only a child at the time, For jewelers, though, choosing the size of the on Cape Cod
Chris planted his small hands the perfect setting is only half of diamond. Now overlooking the
OF THE MEXICAN SHACK against the showcase that con- the challenge. It’s at this stage - he sounded coastline. Even
GUEST COLUMNIST tained rare gemstone pendants, that it becomes my job to nd confused! He said my dad agrees
pieces that enchanted his father the right diamond to complete he didn’t have the with me—this is
The start of a fairytale. and kept him coming back to our the engagement ring. setting, I did. I told the perfect setting
e commencement store for years. You can imagine him about his father’s to propose.” Sud-
of a lifelong journey. A how touched I was when, recent- Every week, I meet with phone call. Chris as- denly, a light bulb went
cherished opportunity to cre- ly, Chris stopped by and asked if I diamond experts who I have sured me he wanted the setting o in my head! I couldn’t help
ate something for one special could help design an engagement worked with for over forty from e Mexican Shack. We asking Chris, “Is that what your
person to wear for eternity. ring for his girlfriend. I told him I years. I personally inspect each laughed it o , and I nished up father was referring to in his
would be honored. diamond and choose the right my day. message? at you found the
is story contains all these one for my customer. On the perfect setting to propose?” We
aspects…and more. For forty At that point, I sat down with day I went shopping for Chris, When he came in rst thing burst into laughter, the two of
years, I have had the privilege Chris and explained the 4 Cs I hand-picked a selection I felt the following morning, I dis- us, as we realized we had gotten
of serving as ‘creative designer’ of a diamond—color, clarity, would go beautifully with the played a selection of diamonds caught up in a classic game of
for those living in and around cut, and carat weight. He then setting he chose. at’s when alongside his setting. He let out telephone. His father’s message
Somers, New York. I have shared with me his personal cri- a message was relayed to me a sigh of relief, which sounded was lost in translation.
watched my customers’ children teria. I watched how Chris care- which set me back; it was a a lot like mine the night be- One month later, I received
grow into adults, some of whom fully studied the settings, pick- call from Chris’s father, Jim. fore. His eyes teared up, and a greeting card from Chris. In-
are coming to me now to design ing up each ring with his thumb He asked about a repair for his I asked how he was planning side, was a photo of him in the
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their lives. though he was practicing his went on vacation and found the engagement process is a special knee, holding the lovely ring
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e art of letter writing LETTERS
BY ADELAIDE SHAW reporting of events, describing for many, too intimate in detail, EDITOR’S NOTE: A clari ed promising that Phase 1 is go-
GUEST COLUMNIST new scenes, new people met, ob- and would produce a closeness Map, Plan and Report has been ing to be responsible for capital
servations and concerns. When and vulnerability not welcomed. developed that will address many
Letter writing, real letter my parents passed away, I found of the issues stated below and is nancing costs, despite the fact
writing, the kind of letter a box of my saved letters. I, too, To be sure, we can be in fre- expected to be presented at the Town that there is no provision for it
writing that gets saved by saved a number of their letters to quent contact with the list of Board’s Nov. 7 meeting.
the recipient, not for posterity as me. ey help keep alive their people in our e-mail address le. • Parcel count is incorrect –
an historical missive or a great memories. Does anyone save e- Everything we do can be com- Concerned citizens some homes missing who are in
literary creation, although many mails beyond a few days? municated instantly, not just to of Lake Shenorock the proposed district. ey will be
letters have been given this sta- one person at a time, but to all and Lake Lincolndale responsible for the cost of their
tus, but as a remembrance, is not Today, with e-mail, text-mes- we know. Yet, is there a warmth, sewer hook-up and all back sewer
practiced as it once was. Prog- saging, cell phones and other a connection with any of them? is letter is by Linda Luciano payments and nancing costs.
ress has replaced pen and paper gadgets of communication very of Lake Shenorock and Lisa
with technology. few people, other than those in I confess to be guilty of using Healy of Lake Lincolndale in • Some individual costs are
business, write letters. Do we re- the telephone or e-mail to com- response to Supervisor Rick missing for residents under the
e advent of the telephone ally express ourselves when using municate with my sister 3,000 Morrissey’s letter on Oct. 24: Parcel Listing
did not, for several years after its this technology? Do we take the miles away, short calls, often of
development, cause a cessation time to voice our opinions, phi- lists of things done, people seen, We would like to address the in- • Some of the math in the Ta-
of letters. Placing a long distant losophy or observations on life reports on the weather and state accurate representation by Supervi- bles is incorrect
call required the operator’s assis- and the world in which we live? of health. Being so far apart we sor Morrissey and the Town Board
tance and often required a wait, Writing clari es one’s thoughts. are no longer aware of each oth- regarding our position regarding When the Town Board was
from several minutes to hours, It enables one to organize and be er’s surroundings on a daily basis the development of Somers Sew- made aware of the errors they
depending on the circuits. e speci c, be lyrical or pragmatic, or how these conditions a ect er District #2. said, “that they didn’t feel that
cost of these calls was another be diplomatic, humorous or seri- us, our thinking and feelings. they were fatal aws and didn’t
factor that kept people writing. ous. ere is time to revise and We would like to clarify our need to be corrected and resent
A rst class postage stamp was take back a wrong word or com- Good letter writing has been position as the future nancial to the Comptroller’s o ce”. We
much cheaper. As the ease of ment which could have been called “an art.” It is an art which impact is only one issue. at asked the Town Board, “what is
making a call across country or misunderstood if spoken on the would relax our hurried pace, issue is borne from a Map, Plan the de nition of a fatal aw?”.
the ocean increased and the cost telephone or sent quickly by e- give us time to catch our breath and Report that is riddled with
decreased, so did the practice of mail. and connect with another. It is errors. Some key errors are: ey were unable to provide an
writing. an art which would be bene cial answer. When we spoke to the
With the telephone and e- in many ways–creating better • Table 9 does not show Phase NYS Comptroller’s o ce they
As a teenager, having moved mail we get to know a great deal writers and thinkers and pro- 1 residents being responsible for told us there is no such thing.
from Connecticut to California, about what a person is doing, but ducing in the writer and recipi- any annualized capital costs dur-
and as an adult living in Switzer- not much about what he is feel- ent a feeling of intimacy, friend- ing Phase 2A and 2B. ere is no e Comptroller’s o ce will look
land, I wrote long, newsy letters ing or thinking. Perhaps, letter ship and satisfaction. To that language throughout the docu- at the impact on the community
to family and friends. I found writing in the form practiced in end, I shall forgo my telephone ment indicating they are respon- (the need for the district) and
it a pleasurable endeavor, the years past would be too revealing call to my sister and write a letter sible for any future payments. e the cost of the project. e Town
instead. Town Board and engineer keep Board didn’t do their due dili-
gence when developing the plan
without an Impact Study and
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LETTERS tents of the Map, Plan and Report the new proposed budget costs per ation of this district will add sig- e current costs are based on hy-
FROM PAGE 11
• Table 9 shows “possible” fund- home? ni cant costs that may force many pothetical numbers and potential
ing of $37.5MM from grants. All • Maps do not re ect homes out of their homes. grants of $37.5MM.
While we appreciate the his- our costs have been calculated on that are within the boundary lines. • A majority of these commu-
torical perspective, what is critical these “possible” funds. Question: Concern: Seems somewhat ran- nities have not been reassessed SCARE TACTICS WILL
is looking at today and the future. What happens if these funds are dom in over 46 years. Some have even NOT WORK:
not secured, will our costs double o Missing R10 parcels re-built or added major additions o Supervisor Morrissey stated
TODAY QUESTIONS AND or triple? o Including some R40 parcels and are at their original assess- that Lake Linolndale’s lake is fac-
CONCERNS: • While the plan has a built-in and not others ments. Question: How can they ing the same fate as Lake She-
• e Board, the Town attorney, cushion of 25% this was before • ere was no Impact Study setup the costs of a proposed sewer norock . Each neighborhood is
and the contracted Engineer are they added in additional costs like; or Environmental Review done. district on bad home assessment unique unto themselves. is
unable to answer our questions. including hooking up each home Concern: ese communities are values? seems to be an extreme prediction
Concern: the Town Board does to the sewer main and including comprised primarily of working • e calculation for each resi- not based in fact. (No Environ-
not seem to understand the con- grinder pumps. Question: What is class and elderly residents - cre- dent’s responsibility to pay for the mental Study)
Bethel Springvale Inn sewer district is based on assessed o Use it or lose it. e true value
value of their homes. Concern: It of the $10MM is being wasted
seems like an inequitable calcula- under this current plan. It covers a
Westchester’s Best Value in Assisted Living tion. very small portion of the complete
• What is actually impacting project. Why doesn’t/didn’t the
the health of the lakes? Concern: Town Board research alternative
With no Environmental Study solutions that are less expensive?
Veterans Move-In Special the plan is not based on facts We did our research and they do
exist. is money can be used for
$3(S,t5ud0io0Ap/aMrtmoenntts)h THE FUTURE: the “Rehabilitation or replacement
• e integrity and landscape of of septic systems that are failing
Rent or likely to fail in certain areas” as
these communities will be changed stated on the East of Hudson Wa-
forever – No Impact Study done ter Quality Fund page.
o ere is no guarantee that
Basic Services home values will increase but if To those who have said that our
they do then so do the taxes group has spread propaganda and
914-739-4404 x2204 Enriched Care Program o While the Town Board keeps disinformation we would like you
stating that the zoning will not to know that we have read the full
change with sewers the undevel- Map, Plan and Report and based
oped lots will now be buildable our information on facts.Have you
and existing homes will be able done the same?
to be expanded upon without the We urge every voter to read the
Bethel Springvale Inn offers: limits of septic set-backs. is will full Map, Plan and Report and
24 hour on-site nursing 914-739-4404 x2204 allow the Town to collect more watch the Town Board meetings
Chef prepared meals served restaurant style taxes to gain greater details around the
Personal Emergency Response System Plan.
o e Town keeps saying that
these neighborhoods are densely Supervisor Morrissey closed his
Outings, events, activities and more populated. With sewers there is letter saying that he would like
Personalized care levels for your comfort & safety the opportunity to increase the to work with those who are op-
house count to over 300 in both posed to the sewers and his door
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LETTERS mote their agenda, unfair! have no control over the costs of mainte- is better for us than we do. e Town Board
FROM PAGE 12
e Town Board wants to create e nance and repairs, and just like a “Time even tried to “bypass” our right to vote on
Thank you for the ﬂowers District without an Impact Study which Share” you cannot get out of it. e nanc- this project. What was that all about? is
would tell homeowners exactly how the ing of the sewer district is not secured, and is a critical moment in time for us…We
sewer connection would impact their prop- the Board is depending on grant money to must protect our freedom and indepen-
To the editor: erty. Once the sewer district is approved, contain the costs. Ridge eld, Conn., did dence as property owners. Please consider
As 2019 winds down, the Friends of the they will be digging up our roads and prop- too, but when they did not get their grant that just maybe the “price” of a new sewer
Somers Library would like to thank the erties for years. Your property rights could money, their prices spiked 60 percent! district is much too high…
generous donors who have sponsored the be compromised with easements, and you ere’s a lot of confusion and contradic- We are all blessed to live in this little
circulation desk oral arrangements this will be “subjugated” to e District’s regu- tions over how much things cost, and who piece of paradise. We choose to be here
year. e arrangements are a fresh, beauti- lations. ey will be altering the face of our pays for what. So, what exactly are the terms because of the beauty and natural sur-
ful welcome for all library patrons. ey are land in “unimaginable” ways, as we help- and conditions of the Somers Sewer District? roundings. It would be a big mistake not
also a colorful accessory for the circulation lessly stand by and watch. It will be too ey are not de nitive. We are basically be- to preserve the integrity of our land, and
desk which was designed and constructed late to stop them, and the changes will be ing “coerced” into a contractual agreement our right to control what happens to it. Af-
with donations of the Friends of the Somers permanent. We are opening Pandora’s Box. without knowing the precise terms and con- ter Peach Lake adopted a sewer system, a
Library. e bouquet sponsors for 2019 e new sewer district is not free and ditions; especially the nancing. We might mini building boom ensued. But residents
are: Advanced Computer Repair, Mancini “estimated” costs do not re ect “actual” as well give them a blank check!! e Board in other local towns wisely rejected sewers.
Realty, Miracle Ear, Mexican Shack, PCSB costs. Data provided by the Town Board Members can walk away from e District, Ironically, it is our septic systems and wells
Bank, Mary Ward of Houlihan Lawrence, has revealed many errors and aws. No one but we are stuck with the tab and the irrevers- that protect our neighborhoods from over-
Appliance Sales Plus and Il Forno knows exactly how much it will cost. ible changes.Unfortunately,some people may development. is is a badly awed plan.
We are very appreciative of their support. • You will pay to add Water Backup and not be able to a ord to stay in their homes. Please take the time to re ect upon all that
Susan Taylor Service Line coverage to your insurance Friends and neighbors, the new sewer you will be giving away.
For e Friends of the Somers Library policy (if you can), just in case the sewer district is a “radical” proposal being pushed Marian Murtha
system backs up into your house. on us by people who think they know what Somers
Response to sewer plan • You may need to pay to have your house Happily Ever After
“re-piped” in order for wastewater to ow
To the editor: in the direction of the sewer connection.
We do not need the creation of a new Very expensive plumbing.
sewer district to save Lake Lincolndale and • Grinder pumps may have to be installed
Shenorock. is is a false choice. e town on your property if you sit below street level.
has other options and funds to dredge the Pumps last approx. 10 yrs.
lakes and restore the eco balance. Instead, • You are responsible to repair and main-
the board went ahead and spent our taxpayer tain the piping from your house to the
money on sewer studies and engineering re- sewer main.
ports in which they selectively chose what Collectively, we become “ nancially re-
information to include and exclude. All of sponsible” for the infrastructure of the en-
this was done without rst polling us re- tire new sewer district, as well as a pipeline
garding “our interests.” en, they even hired that runs all the way to Peekskill where the
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FROM PAGE 16
A church service blessing ani- PHOTOS COURTESY OF ANGELA
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celebration in the afternoon, the
Somers Community was cordially
invited to the First Annual Great
Fall Barbecue. In addition to the
blessings in the church earlier in
the day, the pets at the afternoon
barbecue received an additional
blessing. Delicious hot dogs and
hamburgers were available and
eagerly shared among people and
pets. Held on the church lawn,
the cloudy day did not dampen the
enthusiasm and enjoyment of both
human and animal friends; those
present relaxed with everyone who
enjoyed the food. e laughter and
enjoyment of the afternoon echoed
through the Town Center.
Many who attended are look-
ing forward to visiting again next
year...with their pets. e congre-
gation at Saint Luke’s Episcopal
Church is already planning for this
annual celebration well into the fu-
ture. Our furry, feathered, nned,
and scaled beloved companions
share our lives in quiet communion
with nature, accepting us as we are
without question or reservation.
It’s always wonderful to show the
honor and esteem we feel toward
these much loved beings who share
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TRUNK November 15, at 7 p.m. Join us for PARKS@SOMERSNY.COM . most, Maine. is beautifully bers better understand the full
FROM PAGE 2
a night of fun and festivities in- If you have any questions, structured play is chock full of range of related challenges and
cluding delicious food and drink please contact the Recreation Of- surprises, unexpected endings and co-occurring symptoms experi-
base no larger than 12” square. from local establishments, silent ce (914) 232-8441 love on every level. enced by students with ADHD
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formed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. disorganization, emotional re-
Veterans Day Paradeable item for Somers Food Pantry for gift certi cates from area busi-
at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. nesses. Tickets are $30 per person 15; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. sponsiveness, diminished frustra-
Caroline Wright Reis’ grand- at the door; for more information e Veterans Day Parade host- 16; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. tion tolerance, and “future blind-
father, Charles Wright, was a and advance ticket sales, see our ed by the Somers Lions is planned Tickets for adults are $15 and ness.”
founding vestryman at St. Luke’s Facebook page: https://tinyurl. for Monday, Nov. 11. e parade students 18 and under and senior Somers Boy
Church. e church is located in com/cogs-ny starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Town- citizens are $10. All perforamces
Somers Parks andthe National Register District of house. e ceremony is 11 a.m. are at the Somers High School Scout Troop
at the Veterans Memorial with theater, 120 Primrose Street. Ad-
Somers Hamlet adjoining Bailey
Park. Rec employment refreshments to follow back at vance ticket purchase is avaiable Somers Troop 376 would like
Join us in our 15-year holiday openings the Elephant Hotel. For more in- and walk-ins are welcome. to invite all interested boys ages
formation or to participate in the 10 years and older ( fth grade
tradition of creating gingerbread parade, contact Kate O’Keefe at SCSD Wellness and up) to attend one our Troop
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Thursday, October 31, 2019 Sports The Somers Record – Page 19
GIRLS SOCCER Somers celebrates Megan
Dineen’s overtime goal.
PHOTO: ROB DIANTONIO
Tappan Zee in
Kittredge to Dineen combo sends Somers to semis
BY ROB DIANTONIO and was able to slide it across to me and I tapped it in.” has only allowed six goals all season.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER Somers had its chances all game. Dahlia Pepe was on the “ e defense is very strong,” Dineen said. “We have
For 88 minutes, Somers was knocking on the door but doorstep early in the second half but Tappan Zee keeper Jordan May in the middle. She plays as hard as she can
just couldn’t capitalize in a Section 1 Class A quarter - Kennedy Outlaw cut o the angle and made the save. Kit- every single game and so does Alexis at sweeper. It’s
nal against Tappan Zee. tredge crossed a ball to Angelina Hurtado with ve min- just a pretty solid defense. I’ve got to give it to Kayli
utes left in regulation, but she was a split second late. McMorrow, Kayleigh Kenny and Alexa Vanga. ey all
But in the rst overtime, Ella Kittredge crossed the ball work together so well.”
past a charging Tappan Zee goalie and Megan Dineen “I feel like they played with intensity the whole game,”
was there to nish to give fourth-seeded Somers a thrill- Somers coach Paul Saia said. “ ey kept pressuring and “And having Rachel back there is huge,” Kittredge
ing 1-0 win over the No. 5 Lady Dutchmen on Oct. 28. pressuring and it just kind of felt like eventually it’s go- added. “ ey’ve been talking all season really well and
ing to happen and eventually it did happen. I couldn’t they’re able to stay organized. We have a lot of trust in
“ e whole game we were just waiting for the per- be prouder of these girls. ey never gave up and they them.”
fect opportunity to capitalize,” Kittredge said. “I saw kept pushing and pushing. I just told them, ‘You’ve got
their goalie coming out and I knew Megan was coming 20 minutes left in overtime and you’ve got to give it ev- Somers (15-2-1) will travel to top-seeded Rye for a 4
across. I just had to touch it across and she was there to erything you have. ere’s no such word as tired at this p.m. semi nal on ursday, Oct. 31.
point.’ And they played that way.”
nish.” SOMERS 5, HEN HUD 1
e goal came with 1:17 left in the rst overtime. Tusker goalie Rachel Ross, who nished with eight In the opening round, Somers disposed of visiting
saves, made a critical kick save on a Tappan Zee fast
“We knew we had to play smart and hard,” Dineen break just a minute into overtime. She also punched Hendrick Hudson in a 5-1 win on Oct. 25.
said.“It really came down to who wanted it more. We had away a ball on a corner kick midway through the second Karlene Kurtz netted two goals and passed for an
a game plan, we executed it and just came out as hard as half in what was one of Tappan Zee’s best opportunities.
we could. I really have to give it to Ella. She worked hard assist. Dineen and Pepe each had a goal and an assist.
throughout the entire game. She got down to that ball It was the 13th shutout for the Tusker defense, which Vanga also scored. Jessica Rodriguez and Danielle Aco-
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Drew Lasher and Evan
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BOY’S WINTER SPORTS SEASON: on the rebound not long after that to make it 3-0. It
JV WRESTLING was Somers’third goal in the rst 12 minutes. SOMERS 3,LOURDES 1
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Thursday, October 31, 2019 SPORTS The Somers Record – Page 21
ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT – MADISON CARTISANO
leads Kennedy to
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER know? forever and always have the best
I love to play pool. time.
If you could have one super- Favorite place to eat locally?
Madison Cartisano, a Somers power, what would it be and at would be Froggy’s. eir
resident, plays libero for Kennedy why? CBR and curly fries are the best!
Catholic varsity girls volleyball. e power to heal Alzh- What is the go-to app on
e Gaels nished the regular sea- weimer’s because my grand- your phone?
son undefeated, never losing a set. mother has it and it runs in my Snapchat
No. 1 Kennedy battled No. 2 family. It is a terrible disease that Do you have a favorite book,
Preston on Tuesday, Oct. 29, for no one should have to live with. movie or TV show you are cur-
the Catholic High School Ath- Where is your favorite place rently enjoying?
letic Association division title. to go on vacation and why? When I get a chance to watch
How old were you when you Tybee Island, Ga., because I TV, I enjoy watching episodes of
started playing volleyball and get to spend quality time with “ e O ce.”
what got you started? my family in my favorite place.
I was in seventh grade when I We have been going there since Madison Cartisano
started playing volleyball and I
wanted to try something new. I
had played sports all my life, but I
especially love the speed and pace
of the game.
What is your favorite thing
about being on the volleyball
team at Kennedy?
I love the girls that I play with
and our camaraderie. We have a
lot of fun together and the best
part is that we win!
What is your favorite team
activity or pregame or post-
game ritual that you share with
We are very competitive and
many of us have been playing to-
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ups we like to play loud music
and keep it loose.
Who has been your biggest
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Somers football shuts out
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Tuskers advance to semi nals in
eld hockey swarming
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BY ROB DIANTONIO seeded Somers cruised past No. Charlie made a few guys miss
CONTRIBUTING WRITER 7 Clarkstown North, 35-0, in the and powered his way in,” said
Football (7-1) Section 1 Class A quarter nals Kossow, who threw for 116 yards
on Oct. 25. and rushed for 51 yards and two
Jackson Kossow found Char- touchdowns.
lie Balancia on a 25-yard touch- Jack Kaiser had a pair of
SOMERS 35, CLARKSTOWN down reception to open up the touchdown runs of 5 and 17
NORTH 0 scoring less than four minutes yards in the second quarter to
Section 1 Class A Quarterﬁ- into the game. Matt Kapica’s kick send Somers into the break up
nals gave the host Tuskers a 7-0 lead. 21-0. He rushed for 57 yards on
Behind a dominant e ort on “ e touchdown was a simple 13 carries.
both sides of the ball, second- check down on a roll out pass and Kossow scored on a 1-yard
quarterback sneak in the third
quarter and had a 4-yard touch-
Saints & Sinners: down run in the fourth to close
out the scoring.
Balancia picked up 177 yards
of total o ense with seven carries
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Dominic Cheek paced a stout
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The Hair Wharf had an interception.
“Our defense was incredible
and allowed our o ense to take
control of the game in the rst
half,” Kossow said.
Somers will host third-seeded
Rye in the Section 1 Class A
semi nals on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. e
Tuskers came from behind to de- PHOTOS: ROB DIANTONIO
feat the Garnets 28-24 back in a Jack Kaiser tries to stay on his feet near the goal line in Somers’
Week 3 contest that started a run playoff win over Clarkstown North.
of six straight wins.
“We are all super focused on ing for me because last year I did Garrity credited her defenders
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FROM PAGE 22
eld hockey right now,” Clark said.
EASTCHESTER 3, SOMERS 2
Section 1 Class A First Round
No. 11-seeded Somers fell to sixth-
seeded Eastchester 3-2 in the Section 1
Class A opening round on Oct. 25 on the
e Tuskers won two of the rst three
sets (25-21, 13-25, 25-15) but dropped
the nal two (20-25, 23-25).
Pooja Rao (27 kills), Ashli Ginquitti (10
blocks, 4 aces), Sabrina Somoza (19 digs)
and Julia Vitale (45 assists) were the key
contributors for Somers.
It was a “very emotional and intense
match” according to Somers coach Kim
Kelly. e Tuskers had defeated the Eagles
in straight sets during the regular season. PHOTOS: ROB DIANTONIO
“Anytime you play a long and hard-
Haley Dineen starts a fast break for the Tuskers against
fought match that goes into the fth Brewster.
set, it becomes a battle of endurance and
controlling the errors on our side,” Kelly yond the block for the win.” cation and commit-
said. “ e fth game we kept up point for Despite falling short, Kelly was proud of ment to the pro-
point. Unfortunately, toward the end of her squad. gram over the last
the game, they went on a run which put “ is team accomplished some incred- four years is nothing
them up 24-19. After we took the ball ible wins this season, with beating Walter short of admirable.
back, our senior setter Julia Vitale went Panas being the highlight,” she said. “ e It’s been an honor
back to the line and scored two straight seniors will take this win with them and to coach each of
service aces bringing the score to 24-22. our returning players will use not just the them and we can’t
With Eastchester’s best hitter in the front success we had, but the failures to help fuel wait to see all the
row, we knew who the ball was going to them next season. wonderful things Nadia Pennella looks to gather the ball deep in Brewster
and though our middles blocked her well “ is team will miss our graduating they do in college.” territory.
all night, she was able to push the ball be-
seniors greatly. All their hard work, dedi-
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Nicola DeMarinis placed 20th for Gabriella Parisi led the Somers Bailey Atkinson, second from right, runs Peter MacNeil heads for the ﬁnish line.
Somers at the county championships. girls at the county meet. with a group about 200 yards from the
Tuskers compete atﬁnishline. county meet PHOTOS: ROB DIANTONIO
DeMarinis, Parisi the top nishers for respective teams
BY ROB DIANTONIO meet on Oct. 26 at Croton Point Park. Matt Reimann (66th), omas Parisi 33 teams. her in 97th in a eld of 198 runners.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER Nicola DeMarinis was the top n- (71st),Colin Brooks (73rd) and Con- Gabriella Parisi led the girls e girls were 17th as a team.
nor Fucci (79th) rounded out the n- Somers will compete in the Sec-
Somers’ cross-country teams ran in isher for the boys team in 20th place ishers in the eld of 237 competitors. team with a 53rd place nish in
the Westchester County Championship (16:47.3). Cole Willman was 30th 21:12.1. Bailey Atkinson was 96th tion 1 championships at Bowdoin
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PLANNING BOARD and will be heard on the aforesaid Social Worker. against may be served & shall SSNY on September 24, 2019.
TOWN OF SOMERS mail process to Luke Gorz, 20 O ce Location: Westchester
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