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The Katonah-Lewisboro Times 06.23.2022

VOL. 5 NO. 14 Visit for the latest news. THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2022

Bedford, Lewisboro celebrate Juneteenth

Members of the Bedford and live music, crafts and games, PHOTO: SOPHIA CASELNOVA
Lewisboro communities gath- food, and dancing.
ered over the weekend to partici- LEWISBORO: Dawn Brown-Berenson, Teasha Stapleton, and Cynthia Ryan with their
pate in the Juneteenth celebra- Burgers, veggie burgers, and certificate from Assemblyman Chris Burdick
tions. hot dogs were provided by the
Horse & Hound and were grilled
LEWISBORO by the Lewisboro Lions Club.
Held at the Lewisboro Town
e Bazodee Street Food Truck
Park, the event ran from noon from Bedford Hills cooked up
to 4 p.m. and was organized by foods with Caribbean in uenc-
Cynthia Ryan, Teasha Stapleton, es, and Bitchin’ Babkas brought
and Dawn Brown-Berenson of sweet treats.
Equity for All Lewisboro. is
was the rst year in which the Music was provided by the
event was sponsored by the town Daniel Zitomer Trio, as they
of Lewisboro. started the event with a live jazz
performance. A DJ provided
e celebration kicked o tunes for the rest of the celebra-
with speeches from Ryan, Sta- tion.
pleton, Brown-Berenson, Town
Supervisor Tony Gonçalves, In addition to crafts, Black
Westchester County Executive History Bingo, and a reading
George Latimer, New York State circle for children, there was an
Assemblyman Chris Burdick, 80-foot Black/American history
Westchester County Legislator timeline that drew attention to
Erika Pierce, and Councilwom- and educated attendees on major
an Mary Shah. points in Black history.

During his speech, Burdick “It’s really exciting to see such
presented the three organizers a great and diverse turnout,”
with a Juneteenth citation rec- Ryan said.“ e goal was to bring
ognizing the e orts they put for- out as many people as possible to
ward in bringing “the true mean- celebrate with their families and
ing of Juneteenth Freedom Day the Lewisboro community.”
to light in Lewisboro,” as stated
in the document. –Sophia Caselnova

e celebration consisted of SEE JUNETEENTH PAGE 12

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Town Board adopts two laws, votes down one

BY GINO DE ANGELIS town up to par with other towns ability Advisory Committee Bob compelling reason to do this now, mitting building permits, the letter
STAFF WRITER in the county, as the Westchester Fischman said. especially when the state is on from LaBella to the board said.
County government had adopted schedule to do this within the next
e Lewisboro Town Board these measures in June 2021, ac- “New York State rst adopted couple of years.” “LaBella’s proposal was a
voted to accept two amendments cording to its website. energy codes back in 1979 and, pe- $12,000 fee,” Goncalves said. “ e
to the town’s bylaws at its June riodically, these are updated gener- Councilman Dan Welsh was turnaround time on that was two
13 meeting. One raised the cap e amendment to Chapter ally every three to four years on a the only dissenting voice, saying weeks for the initial review, which
on tax exemptions for veterans in 212 will change the speed limit of cycle with those energy codes be- that the eventual savings from low- would then go back to Mercedes.”
the town, while the other would coming progressively more strin- er energy costs would far outweigh
change the speed limits on ve ve roads — Bouton Road, Main gent,” Fischman said. “And when I the initial price increase. “And it’s e fee also includes one resub-
roads administered by the state. Street from Bouton Road to the say stringent, I mean basically driv- something that homeowners will mission of documents if any issues
Connecticut border, Oscaleta ing the e ciency of our buildings ultimately be thankful for because are found in the initial review.
e amendment to Chapter 199 Road, Spring Hill Lane, and West to be that much better, and reduc- material costs here go down, but
raises the amount of money that Lane from Spring Hill Lane to ing the energy use, and therefore energy costs are not likely to head “LaBella will be reviewing the
veterans who live in the town can Connecticut — from 30 to 25 mph. the emissions coming out of those downward,” Welsh said. “And plans and, once that is done, it will
have exempted from their taxes. buildings.” these [environmental] measures need to be approved by the Build-
ese roads are administered by the are actually quite modest. We still ing Department,” said Town Clerk
ere are three categories of veter- state government, so the town had Communities near Lewisboro have to do tremendously more to Janet Donahue.
ans, each of which has a di erent to wait until a bill passed in the state including Bedford, North Salem, be able to do stop what’s coming.”
monetary cap. legislature, which allowed them to and Somers, had previously ad- BACCIO REZONING
do this, which happened earlier in opted the program. e board cit- LABELLA ASSOCIATES GOES THROUGH
“For war veterans, the cur- the year, Goncalves said. ed rising in ation and fuel costs, as CHOSEN TO REVIEW
rent maximum tax exemption is well as trusting homeowners to do MERCEDES BENZ e Town Board passed a reso-
$54,000. e county increased that STRETCH ENERGY CODE choose what’s right for their own RENOVATION lution rezoning a part of the prop-
to $75,000, so we’re looking to do e board also voted down a pro- homes,as the reason for not adopt- erty that is near Baccio Trattoria.
the same for town tax,” Town Su- ing the measure. e Town Board passed a reso-
pervisor Tony Goncalves said in an posal to adopt New York’s Stretch lution to contract LaBella Associ- e parcel has now been rezoned
earlier meeting. “For war/combat Energy Code. is program has “It places an unfair economic ates to conduct a code review of to allow a small parking area that is
veterans, the maximum exemp- communities in the state adopt a burden on homeowners who may the alteration to Mercedes Benz tied to the restaurant.
tion is currently $36,000 and we’re draft energy code with stricter re- want to undergo a major or minor on Route 22. e contract has the
looking to increase that to $50,000 quirements before the state legisla- renovation on either residential or company conduct reviews into the e property that would hold
like the county did. For disabled ture votes on it. is would require commercial construction at a time design documents of the project the additional car parking will re-
veterans, it’s $180,000 and the pro- higher costs at the front-end when of high in ation, high construc- to determine if they comply with quire partial demolition of a house.
posed increase for that would be building or renovating houses but tion costs, building material costs, state building codes. is will as- Neighbors were worried that this
$250,000.” would eventually see net savings and record gas prices.” said Coun- sist the town government in sub- would remove a sound barrier
in money around seven years later, cilman Rich Sklarin. “ ere’s no that kept noise out of the adjacent
e move was made to bring the chair of the Lewisboro Sustain- street, but that they still want to see
the restaurant succeed, said Coun-
cilwoman Andrea Rendo.

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the Best Fire

trophy: Chief Jeff
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Rosa, firefighter
Ron Egloff,

foreman Elly
Hersam, and
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Fire ghters and EMTs were honored earlier this month at the Vista Fire Department’s annual

inspection dinner at the rehouse. SEE VFD PAGE 4

EMT Debbie Ferman honored for 20 years of service

Firefighter of the Year foreman Brian Sferra, EMT of the Year foreman Elly Hersam, and Rookie of the Year PHOTOS COURTESY OF VISTA FIRE DEPARTMENT
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Yankees pitcher donates
it to hometown

e Katonah Fire De- our current Pierce engine. The Katonah Fire Department's old engine, which now serves Villa Hermosa, Dominican Republic
partment’s old Engine 116 He shared some great
has found a new home in photos with us and told us PHOTOS COURTESY OF KATONAH FIRE DEPARTMENT
the Dominican Republic how well the truck serves
thanks to Yankees pitcher them and the great care & The Villa Hermosa Fire Department told Katonah's that the engine has served them well.
Miguel Castro. pride they have.”

e 27-year-old relief Castro’s hometown,
pitcher bought the engine which has a population of
for an undisclosed price, about 75,000 people, did
according to reports. Cas- not previously have an en-
tro then donated it to his gine, according to baseball
hometown of Villa Her- reporter Héctor Gómez.
“He must have bought
In a Facebook post, the it from whoever the high-
Katonah Fire Department est bidder was on our ap-
explained how it all went paratus,” said Assistant
down. Chief Matthew Whalen.

“We received a Face- e truck has been
book message from serving the village well,
Lieutenant Colonel José de León told the depart-
Miguel Moreta de León ment.
who is the commander
of the Technical Depart- Villa Hermosa is about
ment of the Villa Her- 61.25 square miles, about
mosa Province La Ro- one-and-a-half times the
mana Fire Department in size of Bedford.
the Dominican Republic.
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Joyful noise Clerk work

Not quite daylight and those from the junior high school next door ere are 933 town clerks across also performs dozens of marriages
initial cheeps, trills, and through the open window. I recognized New York State. Our own Bedford
warbles emerge from the the tune “Climb Every Mountain.” town clerk, Lisbeth “Boo” Fumagalli, each year as part of her o cial duties.
was just elected rst vice-president
by her fellow clerks She is present at every Town Board
who are members of
trees and shrubs outside my home. Despite the lush green leaves on the New York Town meeting and is responsible for pub-
Clerks Association
I’m awakened by the trees and shrubs, – NYSTCA. Next lishing notices of
year, she will assume
the outdoor chorus sounds seem to be the presidency. ey the meetings in the
couldn’t have chosen IN CASE local papers. She is
of birdsong. I listen READING, ampli ed in the better. YOU the recording sec-
for the call and WRITING & summertime. Settling
response, the early CHOCOLATE down into my rocking In her leader- MISSED IT retary to the Town
bird conversations of KIM chair to enjoy a new ship role, she will be Board taking all the
the robins, cardinals, KOVACH book on a quiet responsible for education and profes-
blue jays, mourning summer Saturday, I sional development for the organiza- DON SCOTT minutes and ling
tion, and will serve as a liaison to them for legal and
the New York Legislature and state
doves, sparrows, and hear the birds initially, agencies. It is an honor that comes historic purposes. In
with a lot of responsibility. Knowing
black crows starting but then other Boo, I can tell you it is well deserved. addition, as the ling

their busy day. I am sounds lter in. I is position will be on top of her day o cer for the town,
job as Bedford’s town clerk.
able to discern the various birds and hear the play-by-play of a radio sports all local laws, oaths of o ce, a davits
But what does a town clerk do? I
their morning calls to the worm bu et. announcer in the distance, “A swing didn’t really appreciate the depth and of publication, resignations, petitions,
breadth of what a town clerk does
It’s a cheerful noise conducted by and a miss…” followed by loud auto until I served as a town councilman. annual budgets, scal reports, assess-
Not much happens in town govern-
nature. I can listen peacefully for a few parts commercials. Also, the metallic ment that doesn’t involve the clerk’s ment rolls, bonds, and other pertinent
o ce. Boo is the glue that seems to
moments before getting out of bed to tinkling of a neighbor’s wind chimes. hold things together in addition to town documents are led in the Town
providing the important institutional
start my day. People bring their lives outdoors knowledge so important when experi- Clerk’s O ce. When the Town Board
ence from newly elected o cials is in
e joyful noise of my feathered during the summer months. Music, short supply. passes a new law, it is the clerk’s re-

friends forms the soundtrack to laughter, and power tools can all be As the chief records o cer, the sponsibility to notify the state by ling
town clerk is responsible to maintain
the warm summer months. e heard as gardens, decks, and yards are all the records of the town, acting as the appropriate paperwork.
the custodian of all permanent records,
red cardinals have a varied musical once again reclaimed. What summer and providing for the storage, retrieval, If you or a loved one would like
and disposition of records for all de-
repertoire. e distinctive raucous weekend would be complete without partments of the town as required by to be buried at one of Bedford’s
New York law. In the case of Bedford,
squawks of the blue jays are heard as the far-o laughter and shrieks some of those records date back to many historic cemeteries and need
1680. Boo recently obtained a grant to
they call to friends in distant trees. I emanating from a swimming pool full assist with preserving those artifacts. to purchase a plot, Boo can help you

recognize the rhythmic hammering of of children on the other side of the If you have ever served the town on out with that since her o ce manages
one of its many boards or commit-
a pileated woodpecker searching a tree woods? tees, you would have raised your right those properties with the support of
hand and swore to do your best as Boo
trunk for carpenter ants. I can also hear One of my favorite summer sounds administered your oath of o ce. Need an advisory committee.
a license to go bear hunting, shoot a
the chattering of a pair of gray squirrels is when the backyard is completely movie or commercial, or get married? e town clerk assists the County
You will need to pay her a visit. She
as they chase each other up and down quiet and suddenly, a small but Board of Elections on primary and

the tree branches. distinctive whirring sound zooms election days to conduct smooth and

With the birds trilling in the past my head. I look up to see a tiny accurate elections. She will be up early

background, I love to sit outside and hummingbird ying around the azalea to ensure that everything is in place in

observe the non-musical visitors who shrub looking for a tasty treat. ese each of Bedford’s 18 election districts.

come looking for lunch in the yard, little creatures seem battery operated! If you have a taxi company or a

as well. e deer, chipmunks, toads, In the evening, the chirping of the refuse carting company operating in

and fat old groundhog go about their crickets reinforces what I already Bedford, you guessed it, you are going

daily activities like silent lm stars, know – it is hot outside. e crickets to have to check in the clerk’s o ce

accompanied by the tuneful songbirds. add another dimension to a quiet, hot as they manage the licensing of that,

Summer morning sounds here are summer night. e rhythmic croaking too. Speaking of garbage, if you are

much di erent than the thunderous of bullfrogs in the pond out back a senior you can stop by the o ce

sounds of trucks, buses, car horns, and adds to the evening concert. If I listen to purchase coupons for inexpensive

re engine sirens I used to wake up carefully, I can sometimes hear the garbage disposal.

to when I lived in the city. Barking hoo-hoo-hoo of an owl up in a tree. Boo doesn’t do it alone. She wisely

dogs, yelling voices, and car alarms I welcome these joyful outside chose Nina Kellogg as her deputy

were often added to the mix. Even on sounds. I’m all ears. clerk and brought on Roxanne Surace

the fourth oor, the murmurs of the as her senior administrative assistant

pigeons were often drowned out by the Kim Kovach is teaching summer morning to help with the wide-ranging mis-

jarring of jackhammers and screeching and evening sessions of Creative Writing sion of the o ce. If you ask Boo to

brakes. I recall one late June morning for Adults via Zoom. Contact the describe what her o ce does, she will

when I stayed home from work and Pound Ridge Library to register. www. name that tune in three words – what-

was startled to hear band practice ever it takes.


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Can cryptocurrency harm the environment? Yes!

BY LAURA KOSBAR public and shared with computers around result has been a huge increase in electrical converted a mothballed coal- red plant
consumption solely to verify Bitcoin trans- to natural gas for another Bitcoin mining
YORKTOWN100 the globe. is increases the security of the actions. A report from the UK nancial site operation in the Finger Lakes region. It not
MoneySuperMarket calculated that every only pollutes the air, but discharges up to
Let’s start with some basics — like information, as tampering with a single bitcoin transaction (regardless of the size of 134 million gallons of hot water a day into
what is cryptocurrency and how the transaction) consumes 1,173 kilowatt Seneca Lake — NY’s deepest glacial lake.
does it di er from other currencies? copy of the le would quickly be discov- hours of electricity — enough energy to New York currently accounts for about
ered and rejected when it did not match power the typical American home for six 10% of the Bitcoin mining in the U.S., and
the other copies. is may all sound like a weeks — at a cost of over $170! it has been estimated that crypto mining
could account for up to 7% of all carbon
Most currencies up until now were issued pretty good idea (at least in theory), right? A recent article from the Columbia emissions in New York State by 2030.
Climate School indicated that Bitcoin
and backed by a 2040 Yorkto wn100 Zero And how could it consumes an estimated 150 terawatt-hours Obviously, the vast amount of energy
speci c nation. possibly be bad for the of electricity annually — more than the required to verify current crypto transac-
Cryptocurrency Net Carbon STEP UP TO A environment? entire country of Argentina, which has a tions (much less any future expansion)
is an entirely SUSTAINABLE population of 45 million. Producing that is incompatible with the global goal of
digital currency LIFESTYLE Well — it comes energy emits some 65 megatons of CO2 reducing/eliminating the use of fossil fuels.
that is not as- back to that word into the atmosphere — comparable to the Fortunately, all of this wasted energy is not
“cryptography.” When emissions of Greece. While most of the a requirement for cryptocurrency. ere are
Bitcoin mining used to take place in China, other models for transaction veri cation
sociated with a cryptocurrency in 2021 China banned crypto mining that require drastically less energy con-
operations. Much of the mining operations sumption. Cryptocurrencies such as Solana,
or controlled by Emissions by transaction occurs, it have moved to the US, which currently has Terra, and Cardano already use low energy
a 30-40% share, and Kazakhstan. And the veri cation systems, and Ethereum is in
any nation, bank, needs to be encrypted electricity used to mine for crypto is com- the process of converting.
ing from more polluting sources.
or other nan- by solving complex Long term, laws may be required to limit
After China’s crackdown, the share of the energy use of this sector. New York is
cial institution. It is entirely virtual. e rst mathematical problems before it can be natural gas used in Bitcoin’s electricity mix the rst state in the nation to pass legisla-
doubled to 31%. Kazakhstan gets about tion (currently awaiting the governor’s
cryptocurrency — Bitcoin — was created added to the blockchain. Crypto “miners” 50% of its energy from high-emissions signature) to implement a two-year mora-
coal-powered plants. In Montana, a coal- torium on energy intensive cryptocurrency
in 2009 in response to the 2008 nancial around the world attempt to complete mining. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
red power plant that was slated to close in recently co-sponsored a bill to establish a
crisis. e intent was to allow individuals to these encryption problems on their com- 2018 struck a deal with a Bitcoin mining regulatory framework for cryptocurrency,
company and it went from operating only
have complete control of their own money puters. e rst miner to succeed gets to 46 days in 2020 to running near full capac- SEE YORKTOWN 100 PAGE 10
ity in 2021. In NY, Greenidge Generation
and avoid issues such as failing banks (or verify the transaction — for which they get

nations) or the possibility of having their a payment in Bitcoin.

assets seized or frozen.Transactions are When more miners compete to “mine”

peer-to-peer and do not rely on banks or for Bitcoins, the more di cult the compu-

governments. tations become. More computing power

Cryptocurrency transactions are gener- is then required to solve problems quickly

ated, secured, and veri ed using cryptog- — which uses more energy. Also, since all

raphy to keep the transactions safe. e of the miners are trying to solve the same

records of transactions are grouped into problems, they are all using electricity even

“blocks”and included in what is known as though only one of them will prevail. It has

a “blockchain”— a data le with a chain been estimated that 99.99% of the com-

of sequentially added blocks of informa- putational work done for data mining is

tion/transactions. e blockchain le is thrown out when one miner triumphs. e

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Life unscripted 

When I’m watching a “Well, if it isn’t Rick Melén.”And As we’re running she says,“ ere’s just joking.”And the scriptwriter says,“You’ve wasted enough of my
movie, and it isn’t a I say,“If it isn’t we’ll have to start no going back now.”I say,“I left throws the pages into the air and time. We can do this the easy way,
very good movie, I all over.”And he says to me,“Say, my phone- I have to go back,”and glares at the director again. By the or the hard way.”I say,“ at’s what
she says,“I’m going with you.”I way, at NO time after I’ve ever told I used to tell the math teacher
sometimes think how di erent the look here!”And I say,“Look here!” say,“NO- it’s too dangerous for us an actual joke, has anyone has ever when he wouldn’t let me use my
both to go. Just you go.”  said,“You must be joking.”  calculator.”Schnozz says,“You
dialogue would And he says, can’t make this stu up,”and I say,
She comes back later with a My Girl starts crying, and I “Another thing my math teacher
be if I were the “Say, what’s the phone, but it looks di erent than politely o er her my handkerchief. wouldn’t let me do. What high
mine so I think she just took it I’m hoping she does not ask,“Did school did you go to?”
one saying it. MAN big idea?”And from the prop guy. My Girl says you already blow your nose on
People have enthusiastically,“I feel so ALIVE! this?”Because then I would have He says,“Buddy, you’re in the
OVERBOARD I say,“What’s Let’s take this city and turn it up- to reply,“No, and please-”but it’s wrong place at the wrong time.”
been trying to the big idea,” side down, just you and me! What too late, she is already blowing her I can’t believe that just once I
tell me what RICK and he says, do you say?”“ at sounds great,”I nose with it. Wouldn’t you know, couldn’t be more punctual, because
to say for years MELÉN “Why, I oughta say,“but rst I have to take a nap, my allergies are acting up, and I even if I was in the wrong place at
hit the loo and empty some stu have to blow my nose too, and now the right time I wouldn’t be in this
and years, and if pulverize you!” out of the dryer.” I’m at a loss and I look over at the mess. He says,“ is time, it’s per-
screenwriter, who has his hand sonal.”And he cracks his knuckles.
someone could I say,“Why? At this point the guy with the covering his face, shaking his head “Not on MY watch,”I say, and I
big nose catches up to me and says, and making some notes. close both my eyes. When I open
write me some Well that’s what “Well, Melén, it looks like it’s just them a couple minutes later not
you and me.”And I say,“Look, I tell Big Nose,“You JUST don’t much has changed. 
better lines I might just let them. I’d like to know: Why? I was just you can do what you want with get it, do you?”My Girl says,“Is
me, within reason of course. But that in the script?”I say, no but Well, you get the point. I’m
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anything.”He says,“You must to me all the time and I thought I would say: Life just isn’t always as
noir clichés and let me pretend the script they say “why”before be joking,”And I say,“Yes, I was it might come in handy here. He predictable as it is in the mov-
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The beginning of July has I) “Sti : e Curious Side takes an amusing view of the their followers. She documents believe in democracy.
forever inspired me to of Human Cadavers.” Author science (and laws) managing the speci c instances where au- IV) “Bring the War Home:
create a summer reading Mary Roach is an incredibly con icts between humans and thoritarians have skillfully used e White Power Movement
the natural world. Her writing patriotism, fear, nativism, racism,
list. Over the years, shifts in my funny, creative, eloquent, and is nothing short of brilliant. If misogyny, and the brute power and Paramilitary America” by
you fall for Ms. Roach’s style, of their personality, to rise to Kathleen Belew. Like Ruth
concerns, compelling like I have, you will be delighted power. Time and time again, Ben-Ghiat, Ms. Belew has
to learn that she has a host these bad actors who claim to be made a huge contribution to
values, and writer who of other bestsellers — “Gulp: saviors, evade all accountability our collective understanding of
MY manages to Adventures on the Alimental while striving (and often suc- what on earth is going in today’s
interests PERSPECTIVE somehow Canal,” “Grunt: e Curious ceeding) to rob people of truth, upside-down world. When I
Science of Humans at War,” property, and the protections was growing up neo-Nazis, e
have been and “Spook: Science Tackles the of democracy. Ms. Ben-Ghiat KKK, the John Birch Society,
Afterlife.” traces the same pattern of lies, and others like them were
mirrored in JAMES combine deceit, violence, and corruption outlying groups that never made
the books MARTORANO science, III) “Strongman: Mus- in tyrants like Vladimir Putin, it to center stage. Today, what
I have humor, and a solini to the Present” by Ruth Mobutu Sese Seko, Augusto was once fringe has become
Ben-Ghiat. Not since Hannah Pinochet, Benito Mussolini, and mainstream, with radical groups
chosen solid dose of Arendt’s “ e Origin of Totali- Muammar Gadda . Her nd- like the Proud Boys and the
tarianism,” have I read a more ings are a huge warning sign for Oath Keepers at the core of
to devour humanity in de nitive study on authoritari- us in the United States, espe- the January 6 insurrection. Ms.
anism. Ruth Ben-Ghiat pains- cially considering the continu- Belew traces the roots of today’s
during this, matters that takingly describes the playbook ing destructive e ects of the big radicalism right back to the Viet
used by despotic demagogues lie and the attempted January 6 Nam war and the formation
my favorite time of year. In my are so unusual you must wonder from Mussolini to Putin. She coup. Make no mistake about it, of paramilitary groups which
insightfully depicts the tactics this book is a must-read if you appeared soon thereafter. I also
earlier years, I favored ction’s how she ever thought of them. that strongmen utilize to lure recommend her 2021 work: “A
Field Guide to White Su-
lighter fare: murder myster- In “Sti ,” she looks at an odd premacy.” e truth is that the
crazy extremist nonsense that
ies, courtroom dramas, science inquiry: what happens to bodies both political parties used to
shun only a handful of years ago,
ction, etc. As I age, I’ve gotten postmortem. now occupies a prominent place
in our political world. In fact,
a tad more serious, although II) “Fuzz” by Mary Roach. I in some jurisdictions, you can’t
get elected to political o ce
there are exceptions. is year, I must confess I am a huge Mary if you don’t subscribe to what
most of us would recognize to
thought I would try something Roach fan. If you want to be be anti-democratic ludicrous
new by listing some of my entertained and learn something
V) “Rough Draft: A Memoir
all-time favorite books for your in the process, you must read by Katy Tur.” An interesting,
captivating look at the life of
summer reading list consider- one of her delightful creations. Katy Tur. She is a MSNBC an-
chor and New York Times best-
ation: In this best-seller, “Fuzz,” she selling author and in this book
she does not disappoint. She
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DR. LINDA ogy, and machine industries. MARTORANO and from the search for sworn oath to protect and
en in 1970, they connected planets to the search for defend the Constitution.
FROM PAGE 11 FROM PAGE 14 life in the universe. If you Indeed, we have witnessed
with Westchester Community like science and speci cally them do much worse,
these teens. To answer your college. transformation into caring cosmology, this is a must for promoting serious and
question, I would refer you to and empathetic beings. If your summer reading. destructive falsehoods and
Putnam/Northern Westches- Today, Putnam/Northern you like science and have a corrupt policies for their own
ter BOCES. ey’ll probably Westchester BOCES serves curiosity about philosophy, VIII) “Pro les in Courage” personal gain. It is a rarity to
answer many of your ques- children, teens, and adults. this book is for you. by John F. Kennedy. I know see anyone put their country
tions. is is not a new organi- More than 75 percent of its what you are thinking. Yes, and the Constitution above
zation. Northern Westchester teenage and adult popula- VII) “Astrophysics for this is an old book. But It’s their individual fortunes. But
BOCES began in 1948 to tion go to either a community People in a Hurry” by Neil important for one reason — it it does happen. If there were
help a variety of populations college or a four-year college. DeGrasse Tyson. I love this is as relevant today as it ever a second edition of this book,
succeed in life. As the years Plus, it provides professional book. It just seems weird was. Kennedy brings to our I would want a chapter to be
passed, it continued growing development courses as well that people are in so much attention individuals who dedicated to Congresswoman
and o ering more and more as services for those inter- of a hurry that they need did the right thing despite Liz Chaney who clearly has
opportunities for students, ested in architecture as well as an abbreviated book on the the certain pain they knew put her own personal fortunes
such as in auto mechanics, engineering. It also employs universe. It reminds me of they would endure personally. second to those of our
beauty culture, and building bi-lingual school counselors that old joke about a person Over half a century later, this democracy.
trades. In 1962, the vocational and social workers. who takes a speed-reading book is still as captivating
education school was estab- course and then goes through and vibrant as it was the So, there you have some of
lished in Yorktown as was It is for this reason that I “War and Peace” in 20 day that I rst picked it my all-time favorite books. I
the Center for Educational strongly recommend that you minutes. And then states up as a high school senior. hope that at least one of them
Services and Research and triumphantly: “It’s about It is an important book in makes it onto your reading
the data processing center. In rst contact PNWBOCES to Russia.” In any event, this 2022 because, today, we see list this summer.
1968, special education stu- learn what is happening in this book has it all, from the big politician after politician
dent programs were initiated. geographic area in order to get bang to the black hole, from
ideas as to places to go and quarks to quantum mechanics, agrantly disregarding their
While all this was happen- people to see to help you with
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BOCES began and followed a Letters to the editor and op-ed submissions may be edited. The views and opinions expressed
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may realize. Whether you are a serious activities, you use all the major muscle by pushing your forearms on your thighs muscle or joint
vegetable gardener, attend to a few ow- groups in your body. is is a good then switch to your hands on your thighs for 15 minutes
er planters on your deck, or maintain a exercise. Additionally, you reap the until you to get to the upright position; and rest. If you do
large yard, gardening requires minimal to mental rewards of seeing owers bloom, and not feel better, please
strenuous exercise that includes hauling a manicured landscape and enjoying your contact your physician
bags of soil, mowing, raking, pruning, vegetable crops. - Use your stronger Glutes or physical therapist.
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activity. Prepare your mind by planning • Use a garden stool or a thick
out your day in advance envisioning the cushioned knee pad (or both) when
required physical activity and develop the tilling and planting.
postural awareness to break old habits of
bending, lifting, and carrying incorrectly. • Use a large-handled container to
Prepare your body by doing the follow- carry your supplies to the garden. Carry
ing: the container with both hands in front
of you, distributing the workload equally
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warm up your muscles and joints and joints.
get the circulation owing. Be mindful
to keep your ribcage up, elongate your • Avoid crouching over in the same
spine up to the sky and use your muscles position for extended periods. Instead,
to propel you forward by taking longer alternate your body position from
strides and swing your arms. kneeling activities to working in the
upright position.
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slightly bent, twist your torso and upper loads (walking more is healthy).
body gently from side-to-side x 10 times.
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arm and bend from your waist sideways. bending and kneeling as well as getting

Slide with the other arm down your back up from the ground, such as:

thigh. Repeat to both sides 10 times. - When bending down, hinge

4. Stretch your hamstrings and calves from the hips and push your buttocks

by placing one leg in a straight forward backwards with a straight back

with foot exed back against a step up- - Keep your legs spread open
riser or a tree trunk. Keep your heel on slightly wider than hip width
the ground and lean forward with your
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you feel a gentle stretch behind your knee in a chair and avoid bending your knees
and calf. Hold for 15 seconds. Repeat ve forward over your toes

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Hyperbaric chamber hood saves doctor’s life during pandemic

Phelps Hospital’s doctor wins excellence award

During the rst wave of the later, he has made a full recovery 2021 in the journal Respiratory

pandemic in 2020, Dr. Morton and is back to seeing patients and Medicine, on the bene ts of the

Altwerger fell ill with COV- practicing podiatry. hyperbaric oxygen hood. e

ID-19. He struggled with severe In recognition of his continued study demonstrated that the role

symptoms, his breathing became diligence and excellence in the of hyperbaric oxygen hoods pro-

di cult, and ended up at Phelps practice of hyperbaric medicine, vided signi cant improvement in

Hospital emergency room. particularly in how his studies oxygen saturation above that of

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being ventilated, he opted for a Undersea & Hyperbaric Medi- delivery systems and prevented

hyperbaric chamber oxygen hood cal Society (UHMS), an inter- immediate/imminent intubation

like the one routinely used at national nonpro t association and mechanical ventilation in

the Department of Undersea & serving physicians, scientists, as- the short-term. is allowed ad-

Hyperbaric Medicine at Phelps sociates and nurses in the elds ditional time for other medical

Hospital Northwell Health. It of hyperbaric and dive medicine, treatments and medications to

may have saved his life. has presented Dr. O’Neill the work. e oxygen hood is a safe,

Working with the Feinstein 2022 Excellence in Hyperbaric reliable, and an e ective form of

Institutes for Medical Research, Medicine Award. PHOTO COURTESY OF NORTHWELL HEALTH oxygen delivery which may re-
his physician, Owen J. O’Neill “I am particularly honored by duce mechanical ventilation and
MD, MPH, medical director this recognition as it highlights A look inside Phelps Hospital’s hyperbaric chamber, the largest mortality rates.
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Caroline Panzirer receives All-American honors

Will continue lacrosse career at Colgate

BY RICH MONETTI Caroline Panzirer erl. She believed in me and gave PHOTO: RICH MONETTI successful,” said the coach. “She
CONTRIBUTING WRITER me the con dence boost that I sees what the defense is giving
“ e feeling when you get a didn’t have in myself.” er, I can’t even describe,” she said. up, exploits it, and she guides her
Caroline Panzirer began play- goal or assist or see one of your McDonough, on the other teammates to do the same.”
ing lacrosse as a young girl, and teammates score or assist is in- Sophomore year then brought
the immersion served as a pretty credible,” she said. in Jess McDonough but pin- hand, knows exactly what she Nonetheless, Panzirer’s aspira-
good life curriculum. pointing her current coach’s im- had in this John Jay leader. “As tion to share spills over — even
e standout credits coaching pact is a bit beyond words. “How a player, Caroline is very hard to when her teammates are not in-
“ e game taught me how to with getting her to the heights much she’s done for me as a play- shut down. Even if she doesn’t volved. “Caroline does a lot of
deal with adversity, how to han- she’s reached. As a freshman, put up points, she nds ways to work o the eld too. She is con-
dle myself in pressure situations, Panzirer said, “I had Stacey Wi- make sure her teammates are stantly volunteering to help the
and just generally how to be a youth and give back to the com-
good person,” said the graduating munity,” McDonough said.
senior. But in between the lines,
Panzirer schooled plenty of op- From one coach to another,
ponents, and now she’s received Panzirer agrees. “It’s the best
the highest honor a high school thing to be able to grow the game
athlete could achieve. to the next level, using what I’ve
learned to help these little girls
“I can’t even describe what it learn to play and love the game as
means to be me. Being named much as I do,” said Panzirer, who
an All-American is more than I was coaching her Prime Time
could have imagined or dreamed Lacrosse team in Maryland last
of,” she said. week.

First, Panzirer had to sidestep Of course, the next step is
her way to her favorite sport. obviously on her mind, and the
Soccer holding sway initially, freshman knows what she is up
Panzirer switched gears in mid- against. “It’s the same sport. But
dle school when she got swept the level is a huge step up, and
up by the cascade found in la- I’m making sure I’m prepared
crosse. mentally and physically,”Panzirer
“It was the speed of the game,”
she remembered. She’s also considered her leg-
acy at John Jay, and the way the
Infatuation thus paved the way attacker looks back provides a
for what really captured her heart blueprint that will probably serve
about the game. her future well. “It’s not just
about stats. it’s about loving the
“ e team atmosphere, there’s game, loving the people you are
something about it speci cally playing with and showing up ev-
that drew me toward lacrosse,” ery day, and giving one-hundred
Panzirer said. percent,” the All-American con-
e pull is even more profound
on the attack, according to the
Colgate-bound student.

John Jay students make college picks

More than a dozen John Curry College (Baseball)

Jay High School student- • Kate Mercer, Delaware

athletes will continue their University (Lacrosse)

athletic careers in college. • Andrew Minard, Itha-

ey were celebrated in ca College (Lacrosse)

a ceremony on Contest • Ines Nix, Washington

Field on June 17. University in St. Louis

• Kieran Brown, Ithaca (Diving)

College (Swimming) • Finn O’Callaghan,

• Julia Cassone, Lehigh Trinity College (Lacrosse)

University (Swimming) • Lucas Orlovitz, Ithaca

• Angela Cio , Ithaca College (Baseball)

College (Soccer) • Tyler Paladino, Spring-

• Lauren DeLucia, Holy eld College (Football)

Cross College (Diving) • Caroline Panzirer, Col-

• Zoe Eliades, Boston gate University (Lacrosse)

College (Field Hockey) • Nick Savastano,

• Joe Galea, Endicott Spring eld College (La-

College (Football) crosse)

• Max Goodman, Plym- • Rumi Schemmerer,

outh State University Skidmore College (Soccer)

(Running) • Aidan Summer, Sienna

• Andrew Hammer, College (Lacrosse) PHOTO COURTESY OF KLSD



Lewisboro Lightning teams win titles

e Lewisboro Lightning 13U The 10U Lewisboro Lightning team PHOTOS COURTESY OF PAUL KUSZYNSKI
baseball team continued its strong
2022 campaign earlier this month, e 13U was led by a pair of While the 10U team is helmed The 13U Lewisboro Lightning team
winning the Hudson Valley Base- local coaches and the John Jay JV by Danny Carela, a Washington
ball League D3 Championship tandem Eman Giumarra, South Heights native, who has been were back on the practice eld, Stackle, Jordan Tabs, Gri n Ven-
title with a 6-3 victory over Ma- Salem resident and a player at working with the LBA for four
hopac. After the nal out, players College of Mount Saint Vincent years and played with ve major preparing for the start of summer nard, and Ace Wood.
did what they do when big games in the Bronx alongside Conca- league organizations in his career.
are logged into the record book: doro, his fellow coach who grew After the nal out in the cham- tournaments, which include trips 10U: Salvatore Alonge, Col-
they huddled in celebration, brim- up in North Salem and played for pionship game, the 13U players
ming with optimism. Misericordia University. eir up- celebrated with a pizza party,some to Lasorda Legacy Park on east- by Baer, Henry Becker, Scotty
beat spirit and energy helped in- basketball and kickball, and plenty
Lewisboro 13U nished the spire the players and drove Lew- of smiles on a beautiful Sunday ern Long Island and the Ripken Brooks, Jackson Burik, Bradley
spring with a 9-1 record, it started isboro to a near- awless record. evening in Lewisboro. Soon, they
o hot, winning its rst six games Experience in Maryland. Dallesandro, Julian Gambelli,
over New Rochelle, Stamford,
and Pawling, among others. e 13U: Ethan Ar eld, Nate Hunter Jones, Leo Samanich,
Lightning lost only once, by one
run to Ridge eld, in mid-May. Becker, Robert Dinapoli, Lucas Drew Schuhow, Noah Summa,
From there, they won the last
three games, including a win over Freedman, Josh Goldman, Jake and Jimmy Zogg.
Newburgh, to close out the spring
on a strong note. Knopke, Oliver Kuszynski, TJ

While the 10U team won the Monaco, Jackson Moreo, Sean is article was prepared by Paul
10U gold division featuring a
5-4 win over Warrior Baseball O’meara, Andrew Shoup, Evan Kuszynski.
Association in the semis and a
stellar 4-1 e ort over the Croton
Tran Dodgers the No. 1 seed in
its division for the champion-
ship. e 10U had a season of ups
and downs but came together as
a team and put together a playo
run to capture the Spring title.

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“Koko” the sign
FRISHMAN language gorilla
GUEST COLUMNIST touched the lives
of millions, and
As humans, was an icon for
we like interspecies com-
to tell munication and empathy. Koko
ourselves we are the most was able to understand and
“evolved” species on earth. We use more than 1,000 di erent
have opposable thumbs, a big signs — and famously asked for
brain, and we are capable of art, a cat for Christmas. e pet cat
science, music, love and sympa- was tragically hit by a car about
thy. roughout history humans six months later, and Koko’s
also have had the capacity to reaction once again stunned
cause unspeakable su ering. All researchers. She started whim-
one has to do is look at the latest pering — a distinct hooting
news headlines to realize we are sound that gorillas make when
far from superior to our animal they are sad.
companions. What’s common in the
animal world is the overall
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are superior to humans in their nature. Human history is by far
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15th century, leaders tried to brings a toy or rubs up against
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Bakery Sweets 405.6 fl oz

LItuailgiai'sn Ices 2$ 99
Select Varieties, 6 Pack,
24-36 fl oz

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Select Varieties, 48 fl oz
excludes All Natural

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