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Social media posts spread false
rumors; Carmel police threatened
BY BOB DUMAS inside. As a safety precaution, of-
EDITOR cers evacuated the neighboring
houses and alerted the Putnam
After a six-hour stando on County Emergency Response
Saturday afternoon, police ar- Team and Negotiation Team.
rested a 28-year-old Mahopac Cazzari said that negotiators
man and charged him with a made contact with Booth and
felony and a litany of misde- after six hours of discussion they
meanors. were successful in convincing
According to Carmel Police him to surrender without inci-
Chief Mike Cazzari, one of his dent.
o cers was in the area of 50 “ anks to their tireless ef-
Putnam Dr., a few blocks from forts, no civilians or police were
PHOTO: BOB DUMAS Lakeview Elementary School, harmed,” the chief said.
A Thanksgiving salute investigating a prior domes- Booth was subsequently ar-
to our vets!
tic incident involving resident rested on a felony warrant is-
Singers from the USO perform some old and new patriotic songs at the Putnam County Golf Course
last weekend as part of the entertainment program for the eighth annual Veterans anksgiving Dinner. Alexander Booth. Cazzari said sued by Town Justice omas
e event is sponsored by Councilwoman Suzi McDonough and Purple Heart Homes. Forty donated that at around 2:19 p.m. the Jacobellis stemming from the
turkeys were cooked to serve around 500 vets and their guests. For more photos of the event, see the
centerspread on pages 14 and 15. o cer heard what he believed previous domestic incident.
to be a gunshot come from the Booth was charged with sec-
residence and requested backup. ond-degree burglary, a class C
When additional o cers ar- felony; criminal trespass, a class
rived, Cazzari said Booth was A misdemeanor; second-degree
observed in his doorway acting criminal contempt, a class A
in an “agitated state” before re- misdemeanor; second-degree
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A o u a Mahopa New ar ankful
We are thankful for our family, our health, and for I am so thankful for my I am thankful for my family, Copyediting is ru .
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I’m grateful for my fam- I’m thankful for my husband Instead of telling you what I’m
ily, my health, ski resorts, sun Larry, and my amazing daugh- thankful for, I thought I’d share
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lled beaches, my funny dog, be quite me without them!
and bananas with peanut but- Also I’m thankful for the life nd something to be thankful
ter. And my fun job! we’ve built here in this area full for every day of the year: “Ac-
of awesome people and places. knowledging the good that you
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I’m thankful for beer, baseball, I’m thankful for my I am thankful for the I’m thankful for a great job with
and Bruce Springsteen. I’m thank- family, friends and the people who feed the a great company and for being the
ful to wake up with a purpose ev- joy and happiness I homeless and hungry in editor of the best newspaper in Put-
ery day next to someone I love in have in my life. Peekskill. e need, I fear, nam County; I’m thankful for a cool
a country where my greatest worry is greater than anyone re- little sister who looks after me when
is that I indulge too much in the -Katie Borchert alizes. I need it; I am thankful that the NY
things I enjoy. I’m thankful for self- Mets have the Rookie of the Year
less people who work thankless jobs -Carol Reif and Cy Young Award winner all
yet still nd time to bring more in the same season—next comes a
joy into the world than pain. I’m championship; I am thankful for
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Town hires consultant to MCSD Board of Education
aid master plan reboot members, back row, from
left, Ray McDonough,
Project expected to begin again Adam Savino, Michael
in early 2020 Simone, Mark O’Connor;
front row, from left, Mike
BY BOB DUMAS Donough has been the desig- Mongon, vice president;
EDITOR nated point person for the proj- Superintendent Anthony
ect, and she said she was excited DiCarlo; Leslie Mancuso,
e creation of a new town for it to move forward. She said president; and Lucy
comprehensive master plan and it’s expected to start up again in Massafra. Not pictured
revised town code inched clos- the rst quarter of next year. are David Furfaro and
er to fruition last week when Lawrence Keane.
the Town Board announced But Schmitt warned it will PHOTO COURTESY OF
it had hired a consulting rm be an arduous task that will MAHOPAC SCHOOL DISTRICT
that will guide it through the take time.
process. Schootlobsotaurddelnatusd, ecdomfomr udneidtyication
“It could take a year and a
At its Nov. 20 meeting, the half, and I’ve seen some go as e New York State School Boards Association raise student achievement by:
board announced it had re- long as two years because there recognized Oct. 21 - 25 as School Board Recognition • Creating a shared vision for the future of education
tained the services of Nelson, is so much work involved,” he Week. A time to promote awareness and understand- • Setting the direction of the school district to
Pope & Voorhis from Melville, said. ing of the important work performed by school board
N.Y. at an estimated cost of members, Mahopac Central School District joined all achieve the highest student performance
$112,560. “ ere are a lot of changes public school districts across the state to celebrate the • Providing accountability for student achievement
coming,” added Councilman week and honor local board members for their com-
“We were very impressed Mike Barile. mitment to Mahopac and its children. results
with this rm,” said Supervisor • Developing a budget that aligns district resources
Ken Schmitt. “In all categories On May 30, 2018, the Town “It takes strong schools to build a strong com-
they really seemed to impress us Board held the rst meeting munity, and these women and men devote countless to improve achievement
quite a bit. I think they are go- on the master plan with all de- hours to making sure Mahopac schools are helping • Supporting a healthy school district culture in
ing to do an excellent job. ey partment heads and the public every child learn at a higher level and are ready for
didn’t break the bank either present in order to brainstorm the future” said Anthony DiCarlo, superintendent of which to work and to learn
with their proposal. ey seem ideas. e project has remained Mahopac Schools. “ ey make the tough decisions “School board members give the Mahopac com-
to be very professional and they mostly dormant since then un- and spend considerable time studying education is-
came to us with very good cre- til the town could hire a con- sues and regulations in order to provide the kind of munity a voice in education decision making. eir
dentials and references.” sultant to help facilitate it. accountability our citizens expect.” contribution is a year-round commitment,” DiCarlo
Deputy Supervisor Suzi Mc- It’s been more than 20 years Mahopac Board of Education members were rec-
since the town revised its mas- ognized at their monthly meeting on Oct. 24 and e members serving on the board are as follows:
ter plan. honored with a reception after the meeting. Leslie Mancuso, president; Michael Mongon, vice
president; David Furfaro; Lawrence Keane; Lucy
DiCarlo said the key work of school boards is to Massafra; Ray McDonough; Mark O’Connor; Adam
Savino; and Michael Simone.
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More than 200 attend IAC’s Here is a list of meetings in the coming weeks for the town
Columbus Mass and concert of Carmel government and the Mahopac School District.
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On Sunday, Oct. 20, the Ital- folkloristic and popular music. Teo Ricciardellais performs. 845-628-1500, or the school district at 845-628-3415, with
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(IAC) sponsored a Columbus ciano Pavarotti, Mario Lanza and PHOTO COURTESY OF IAC any questions.
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STANDOFF Mahopac News also received Town approves ﬁnal budget
several Facebook messages de-
FROM PAGE 1
manding it investigate the po- Tax rate will increase 0.98 percent
aggravated harassment, a class A lice’s actions and look into why
misdemeanor; and petit larceny, they weren’t taking phone calls
a class A misdemeanor. He was during the incident. BY BOB DUMAS in the tax rate, but a fulltime highway department
EDITOR position has been added since then. Comptroller
arraigned in Carmel Town Jus- Some posts also encouraged Mary Ann Maxwell said the salary for that posi-
e Town Board approved the nal budget for tion is $81,000, plus bene ts, for a total cost of
tice Court on Saturday night. members to go to the scene and 2020 last week, which will provide for a 0.98 per- about $130,000, and that precipitated the slight
cent hike in the tax rate. jump in the tax rate.
e criminal trespass charge, help Booth resist the police.
e initial supervisor’s budget, presented back SEE BUDGET PAGE 13
police said, stemmed from an “We had two people show up in early October, called for a 0.8 percent increase
incident in which Booth broke who stood by the barricade and
into his estranged wife’s place began shouting at the police,”
of residence. She had previously Cazzari said.
led for an order of protection After Mahopac News posted
against him. the story on its website Sunday CARD$MART JSoinmUsaFlor
Cazzari said that at the con- morning, it received a threat BSUaStuINrdEaSS
clusion of the stando no weap- from one of the anti-red- ag-
ons or ammunition-feeding de- law activists.
vises were found. He said police “Mahopac News - you are
had taken several guns away reporting lies. You will be dealt
from Booth after a domestic with accordingly,” the post
abuse incident back in Septem- warned.
ber. Cazzari said the noise the e threat was reported to the
o cer heard was likely the sus- Carmel Police Department and Saturda , November 30t
10 a t 7 p
pect smashing up his residence to the New York State Police
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ere’s no place like e destruction of
home… again political norms
When I was Afunny thing LIFE, proposal was a way to
the manag- happened during
ing editor crap; it is also the quest the Democrat’s “spread the wealth,”
for the Pawling News- impeachment hearings.
Chronicle back in the OUT OF for services. You’ll HEALTH, and this language was
’80s I was sort of a big MY HEAD need to start over and For three years, POLITICS picked up by Republi-
Democrats have insisted cans as being evocative
sh in a small pond. nd a new barber, a that Trump, merely MARA of socialist values, parts
Pawling had (and still by being president, is SCHIFFREN of the press decided
does) a population of a BOB new pizza joint, a new destroying important
little over 6,000 folks. DUMAS Chinese food place, a political norms that exist in the country
by his tweeting and his aggressive style
It was the town I grew up in and the new dry cleaner and/ in hitting back at people who insult him to make it their busi-
school district from which I gradu- publicly.
ated. I was a star baseball player in high or laundromat, a new ness to search out and
school; my brother was a star football It is certainly true that the pub-
player and my dad was active in local grocery store, a new car lic certainly had never encountered destroy Joe the Plumber in the public
politics, as well as captain of the EMS anything like this in the behavior of
rescue squad and an 18-year Little mechanic, a new doctor, maybe a lawyer previous presidents. George W. Bush, eye. Every single irregularity about his
League coach. So, everyone knew who for example, had a noblesse oblige,
we were. Everywhere I went, people and perhaps a new watering hole. It all hands-o approach to all sorts of critics past record was made public in order to
would either say, “hello,” or give me the and was advised by his chief of sta ,
takes a bit of research. Karl Rove, not to criticize his critics nor destroy him personally. Nothing like the
nger. But at least they knew me. even to counter negative media narra-
I left in 1991 for Los Angeles and As for the watering hole, I’ve got tives aggressively. In the end, though, politics of personal destruction turned
a new job and better weather. When I this didn’t serve GWB well, because the
came back to Pawling 20 years later, no the Inn, of course. at comes back to torrent of unaddressed press criticism on an individual!
one had a clue as to who I was and I against him—which the administration
didn’t recognize anyone either. I was no me via a time warp thanks to my old did not handle e ciently—was a major Nor was that kind of thing a one o .
longer the big sh, although the pond factor leading to the election of Barack
was still pretty small. But I was more college buddy, who has since moved to Obama who, at that point, was consid- Remember the Texan rodeo clown who
like plankton now. ered very far left of the mainstream.
When I got the promotion to editor Florida. e Inn not only serves up a came out in an Obama mask in 2013?
of Mahopac News back in 2015, I knew is is ironic now as Obama has
it was time to move. I left Pawling—no nice cold draught of Samuel Adams, but recently lectured the current crop of e media went crazy for a week. CNN
one was the wiser—and shu ed down Democrat hopefuls aspiring to win
the corridor to my new hometown… their burgers are not too shabby. election in 2020 that they are way too actually was instrumental in causing
Mahopac. far to the left. But such a talk is too late
I wasn’t completely unfamiliar with For what’s left of my hair, I go see now. e base has gone far, far left— the poor man to lose his job. ( e man
the town. My best friend in college— many would say o the deep end—and
SUNY Oswego—was from Mahopac, Bobby Cozi because if I let it get too the candidates are merely trying to had previously worn GWB and Reagan
so during vacation breaks we hung ingratiate themselves. Poor Barack, it’s
out together. After graduating, we long, I start to look like Benjamin like he’s trying to close the stable door masks, so there was no racial compo-
both moved back to our respective after the horses have already left.
hometowns and continued our friend- Franklin. I like Bobby’s joint because it nent.) e prevailing notion that the
ship, much of which involved hanging President Obama certainly did pos-
around what was then known as the has that old-timey barbershop feel with sess a presidential demeanor. But he did media made sure to enforce was “you
Mahopac Inn. It went through myriad not need to hit back at individuals who
name changes over the years but has the striped barber’s pole outside and attacked him or his policies—though cannot insult Our King.”
since become the Mahopac Inn once he certainly did at times—because the
again. Which is cool. Frank Sinatra crooning over the speak- mainstream media regarded such a Oh, how the times have changed!
Anyone who has ever moved to a new thing as lèse majesté and they routinely
community—and I assume there are a ers inside. tried to destroy presidential critics with We’ve moved 180 degrees in the
good many of you out there—knows crushing humiliation. Remember Joe
what it entails. It is not just the physi- As for a pizza joint, well, you can’t the Plumber, who Obama talked to on opposite direction. Now there is never
cal moving of furniture and boxes of a street while campaigning before he
swing a dead cat in Mahopac without was elected in 2008? When Obama enough pile on from the press against
mentioned that his small business tax
smacking into a pizza parlor or three. President Trump.
I’ve tried them all (well, most), even the And this is one reason why the
Domino’s on Route 6. I like D’Berto’s Democrats know full well that they can
(next to the Stop & Shop) and Gino’s get away with just about anything these
Trattoria best—but that’s just me. If you days, because when it comes to Trump
have your own favorite, that’s ne. No or other Republicans, most of the press
point calling or emailing me. To each to (with some notable exceptions) will
his own. cover for them.
For quick Chinese food, I get my Did you know, for example, that the
take-out at Ming Hing on 6N. e reason that the Democrats changed the
prices are reasonable, and I haven’t had focus of the impeachment hearing from
an objectionable meal from there yet. quid pro quo to bribery was because
For higher-end fare, I’ll pop in across they poll-tested the reaction to both of
the street to Kobu, which reminds these terms in 2020 battleground states
me of some of the Asian restaurants I and they discovered that bribery was a
frequented in L.A. far more e ective term than quid pro
I currently am not in need of a lawyer, quo. True story! But barely covered in
but that’s likely to change at any mo- the press. It’s certainly not treated like a
ment. When that moment does arise, giant scandal!
I will turn to Joseph J. Tock. Joe is not Talk about weaponizing impeach-
only a big supporter of Mahopac News, ment for the purpose of destroying
but the entire community as well, from Trump. In doing so, the Democrats now
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Ellen doesn’t su er fools lightly, “Hey, you’re the newspaper
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A tale of two anksgivings One small step for
man, one large step
My father never forgave OF HUMAN Reluctantly, I gave her my
his sister, Faye, for not INTEREST jacket. Faye kissed my mother for a Man Cold
inviting their parents on both cheeks and told us how
to her wedding. Faye married a glad she was to see us.
wealthy man. Her parents were LORENZO “You’re so pale, Lorenzo,” My husband and I
both got sick at the
poor, Italian immigrants. She GARO Faye said. She held my face same time with the
same cold and all the same
was ashamed of them. in her hands until my cheeks symptoms. e di erence
Every anksgiving Faye in- turned red. TRACY
vited our family to her big house e maid weaved her way
in New Jersey. Every anksgiving my parents through the large gathering, politely o ering hors
had a ght. My mother liked Faye and wanted to d’oeuvres. A cherry coke in a soda fountain glass was, I made dinner, went
maintain family ties. Papa didn’t. One year he told was magically provided for me. I gazed at paint- grocery shopping, and walked
my mom to go. ings, never having realized that real paintings the dog, while he lay on his
“Take the kids,” he shouted, angrily. “But I contain brushstrokes. e only thing hanging on deathbed hovering between
wouldn’t step foot in that house if you paid me!” our walls were prints. a congested coma and near certain demise by snot. While this vast
Since mom didn’t want to drive to New Jersey, ere were two winding staircases on either side pendulum swing between my cold and his might confound doctors,
my Uncle Patsy drove up from the Bronx, happy of the foyer. Feeling invisible, I took my cherry to me it was obvious: I had a regular cold, and he had a Man Cold.
to give us a ride. Something unexpected happened, coke, sat on top of one of the staircases and ob- I’ve written here before about the times my husband has had a
though. At the last minute, out of loyalty to Papa, served the proceedings with wide open, 13-year- Man Cold… when we weren’t sure if he was indeed going to make
my brother and sister refused to go. As you might old eyes. it to his next birthday, or even the weekend. When the kitchen
imagine, it was an unhappy situation, this anks- Faye had made a big fuss over my mother’s counter had been overtaken by so many cold remedies it looked like
giving Day fracture in our family. dress, which she designed and made herself. ey an aisle at CVS. When he appeared too weak to even pick up the
Patsy never went anywhere without a camera sat together, conversing animatedly, both of them TV remote, but could still, miraculously nd his way to the quart of
hanging around his neck. When we got to Faye’s gesturing with their hands. If she hadn’t been a Haagen Daaz in the freezer. I’ve never taken these situations light-
house he wanted to drive around the swanky town secretary, my mother would have been a fashion ly—except when I’m sick at the same time. At these times, when
and take some pictures. He walked us to the tall SEE GARO PAGE 12 I’m folding laundry and he expresses a wish to cut o his head and
double doors, where we were greeted by a maid. throw it out the window, I o er to open the window for him.
Having been through a 36-hour labor before giving birth to a
Volvo, twice, I know a little something about discomfort. I traveled
for work with a broken foot, was running (or rather hobbling) er-
rands a month after a knee replacement and was writing a book two
weeks after surgery to repair a sliding hiatal hernia. But I’ve never
had a Man Cold, so clearly I don’t really know how miserable a
person can be until I walk a mile in his germ-infested bathrobe.
Chronic Heel Spur His colds have been so bad that he has been forced to consult
WebMD to make sure there is nothing more serious going on.
Unconvinced, he will then seek actual medical attention. Even after
the doctor assures him it is just a cold, he will still insist that it must
be more serious than a cold and contemplates calling in the CDC
to test him for possible Martian cold viruses that might have arrived
via meteorite in the Midwest and somehow gotten into his system
in New York City.
Still, I am not without empathy. is is, after all, the man who
held my hand through 36 hours of labor, carried me to the bathroom
after my knee surgery, and made me smoothies for a month after my
hernia repair. e least I could do was warm up his soup, buy him
more tissues, and make his funeral arrangements in the chance that
he did not recover from his Man Cold.
As miserable as we are, though (me, for di erent reasons than
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Learning to learn
Dear Dr. Linda, STRONG don’t push too much either if he’s list of words make learning easier. 6. Following your learning style
In eighth grade we tested our LEARNING not ready. As I’ve said in the past, For example, to remember the is the most e cient style of learn-
you can’t give a baby steak and tell names of the Great Lakes, just re- ing. Auditory learners take in in-
son, because I, not my husband, DR. LINDA her to chew until she has teeth! member “HOMES.” H=Huron, formation best by hearing. Visual
thought he had a learning dis- SILBERT If she’s not ready, she’ll choke O=Ontario, M=Michigan, learners remember and under-
ability. I was told that he was ne. and cry. at’s what happens to E=Erie, S=Superior. stand best by seeing what they’re
All he needed was to learn good skills courses. “Good Study Skills” children who are not ready to learning. Kinetic/tactile learners
study skills. mean: Using e ective strategies learn. Parents end up yelling and 5. Using associations to need to touch or manipulate to
and techniques to review what grounding and children end up connect or associate a word or help them learn. Multi-sensory
Over the summer I signed you’ve learned so the informa- angry and crying. concept with a person, place,
him up for a study skills course. tion transfers into your long-term thing, feeling, or situation makes SEE DR. LINDA PAGE 12
Well, that didn’t work. We got memory. It’s as simple as that. In the meantime, here’s some learning easier.
his ninth- grade report card and tips about the learning process:
he did worse than eighth grade. However, the student needs to PANCHOS & GRINGOS
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advice. do succeed. at’s also why there don’t understand the vocabulary Appetizer with Dinner
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me that I need to be patient. My worked with many of them. Here’s chunks. It’s called “chunking.” 11am-3pm APPS
argument is that if I’m patient, just two examples, one began at a For example, telephone numbers,
I’m not helping him. He won’t community college and eventu- zip codes, credit cards and Social Includes Main Dish, Soup, Dessert Mon-Thurs 4-7pm
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GARO the things we didn’t have, a way was out of place, an embarrass- an emperor. Faye lifted her fork She said goodnight, but not before
of life free of want and worry. e ment. I wondered if Faye didn’t
FROM PAGE 10 master bedroom had a canopy invite her parents to the wedding eloquently, showing no sign of holding my father’s hand and
bed t for Cleopatra. I may have to spare them the same embar-
designer. She was always mak- been a Catholic schoolboy, but I rassment that was now Patsy’s. the base appetite common to kissing him. After she went to bed,
ing sketches, dreaming. I took could sin like hell in my heart.
pride that she and Faye got along e feast took place at a long lower classes. She looked at me Papa asked if I was hungry. Dumb
so well, two ladies of style and Patsy walked in the door, still banquet table lit by a gargantuan
distinction, although my mother’s wearing his camera. He installed chandelier.Two maids tended to and said, “Is everything alright, question. He told me that there
was mostly hidden under the linoleum oors for a living. Faye the guests; Faye’s chef expertly
chores and deprivations of do- tugged his collar, obviously disap- carved the turkey. No passing Lorenzo?” Jokingly, I asked if I was plenty of turkey left over and
mesticity. proving that he’d worn a work dishes in this house. e ne
shirt. Among the other men, gold embroidered china sparkled; could have a glass of wine. Faye to make myself a sandwich. When
I decided to do some exploring. mostly wearing sport jackets, he crystal goblets made me feel like
I peeked in doors, marveling at all laughed and my mother gazed I returned, he asked if we had a
proudly at her suddenly witty son. good time. Mouth full, I nodded
My father cooked a turkey. He emphatically.
was in the living room reading a Watching me gobble down the
book when we got home. Mom sandwich, my father said, “How’s
sat down and slipped o her the turkey, as good as Aunt
heels, glad to be rid of them. Faye’s?”
Rated “Don’t Miss!” —The New York Times “How’s Faye?” Papa asked. He was making sure I hadn’t
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said, “She got mad at Patsy for class, frozen Butterball.
wearing work clothes—they were “Your turkey is much better,”
perfectly clean.” I lied, knowing full well that if it
Restaurant “Same old Faye.” ever came down to having a rich
My mother yawned, sleepy father, or one who could make a
from the long day and drive home. turkey, I’d take the turkey.
BECKERMAN small amount of time when he
is veritably at death’s door, and
FROM PAGE 10 for me, a short amount of time
hearing about it.
him), when we’re both sick
there is some good news. While You can follow Tracy on Facebook
the Man Cold is unparalleled at https://www.facebook.com/
in intensity, it is, fortunately, LostinSuburbiaFanPage/ and on
relatively short in duration. is Twitter at https://twitter.com/
is good for both my husband tracybeckerman.
and myself. For him, it means a
GARO just served us nine pizzas?” to
learn the planets in order from
FROM PAGE 10 the sun? (Even though Pluto is
now a dwarf planet.)
learners are kids who learn best
using two or more senses at the ese easy-to-use study skills
same time. strategies help not only kids
who want better grades, but also
7. Using rhyme to remember parents who have something they
information facilitates learning. need to remember.
Remember “I before E, except
after C, or when it sounds like ‘A’ Dr. Linda
as in neighbor and weigh”?
Dr. Linda is co-author of “Building
8.Talk, talk and talk to learn Strong Students, Emotionally,
new material.Tell somebody about Socially and Cognitively” and
the information you have to learn. director of Strong Learning
Even telling your dog or talking to Tutoring and Test Prep. Contact
yourself in a mirror helps. her at Linda@stronglearning.com or
9. Write sentences. Do you
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BUDGET “ e comptroller’s o ce does VA warns of phone scam targeting vets
FROM PAGE 7
a lot of preparation for that and
we did very well,” Schmitt said.
e 0.98 percent tax increase “We did ask how we could be- e Veterans Administration (VA) announced last week that there is a new widespread phone
scam targeting U.S. veterans.
means that the average home- come a triple-A [rated] town and
e scam uses sophisticated technology that generates VA operating signatures, thus giving the
owner, assessed at $347,000, the answer was we probably will impression via caller ID that the veteran is receiving a telephone call from the VA. Most veterans will
see the following on their call ID system: “Department of Veterans A airs, 1-800-827-1000.”
would pay approximately $1,752 never be a triple-A town, mostly
e scammers claim to be VA personnel. e scammers use scripted material to mimic the culture
on next year’s tax bill, about a $14 because of our median income— of VA personnel by implementing processes that would be used when a veteran contacts the VA. e
scammer then proceeds to request that the veteran verify personal information. Do not provide/verify
increase from 2019. e assessed the economic factors just aren’t personal information over the phone.
valuation re ects a current equal- there.” You can also nd more information on this at www.fcc.gov/veterans-targeted-bene ts-scams
ization rate of 100 percent. Other budget drivers include
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levels. trying to get the building depart-
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2008,” Schmitt said. “So, we are a [fulltime] building inspector
bringing it close to where he was. coming on and a fulltime zon-
During the recession, [Simone] ing inspector now. So, as far as I
did have people retire from the am concerned, this is one of the
highway department, but we did best budgets I’ve seen in the last
not replace them. He’s in pretty 20 years. ere are a lot of new
good shape now. e extra body things put into this budget.” Do you understand the difference between
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needed.” did the best it could to keep costs
Schmitt also pointed out that down, but certain factors were
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Councilwoman Suzi McDonough welcomes the veterans.
Veterans honored Lola Lauro, 11, sang for the vets.
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Hundreds of area veterans were honored last week with a
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trimmings along with a program of patriotic entertainment.
e event, known as the Veterans anksgiving Dinner,
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Mahopac. It was sponsored by Purple Heart Homes and
Councilwoman Suzi McDonough.
e dinner, which had two seatings, is in its eighth year.
It was originally the brainchild of former state Sen. Greg
Ball. After Ball left politics and moved away, McDonough,
who had served as Ball’s chief of sta , took over and kept the
Forty turkeys were cooked for the occasion, donated by
the Mahopac Stop & Shop. A cadre of volunteers helped
served the meals, including members of Mahopac’s Boys
Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Singers from the USO performed, as well as 11-year-old
Lola Lauro of Mahopac, who gave renditions of “God Bless
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awarded to a vet or their guest at each table.
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Town seeks MUSINGS payable upon registration. Call event will be held in Cornerstone Mahopac Library
resumes for FROM PAGE 2
court justice 845-225-2439 for info. e li- Park. e Cornerstone Park tree Events
brary is located at 1733 Route 6, will be lit at 5 p.m., after a ceremo-
ere will be a visit from Santa, Carmel hamlet. ny honoring local veterans. Virtual Reality Games for
Holiday on the Lakecaroling and other special attrac- roughout the day, the various Adults
churches in the Hamlet will be Monday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. Play
tions for the whole family.
having bazaars and holiday events. great games on our Oculus Rifts!
MFVFD Tree e Hamlet of Carmel Civic From 5:30-6:30, there will be live Adults may be accompanied by
e town of Carmel is Lighting Association has announced the music on the steps of the old coun- young adults ages 14 and up. Reg-
accepting letters of interest schedule of events for this year’s ty courthouse and along Gleneida istration is required; register on-
along with resumes for the e Mahopac Falls Volunteer annual Holiday on the Lake Avenue toward Route 6. At 6:15 line at www.mahopaclibrary.org,
position of Carmel town Fire Department will hold its festivities, which will be held on p.m., there will be a Santa Stroll or call 845-628-2009, ext. 100.
justice. annual tree lighting ceremony Saturday, Dec. 7. e activities, all down Gleneida Avenue from Fair Monday Evening Book Group
ose interested should on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. at the within the hamlet of Carmel,start Street to Route 6 to raise money Monday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. is
submit their letters of interest rehouse at 17 Luccaro Lane, with a pancake breakfast with for Cancer research. From 6:30- group will discuss “ e River” by
and resumes to Supervisor Mahopac Falls. Come meet Santa at the Carmel Firehouse 7:30, there will be an electric light Peter Heller. Drop-in group, new
Kenneth Schmitt by the close Santa Claus and enjoy some starting at 8 a.m. Reed Memorial parade through the hamlet featur- members always welcome.Pick up
of business on Monday, Dec. light refreshments. Library will have holiday crafts, ing more than 40 oats. After the a copy of the book at the library’s
2. Letters and resumes should Reed Library a holiday sing-along and a visit parade, spectators can enjoy carol- circulation desk. For information
be sent to: Supervisor Kenneth from Santa starting at 11 a.m. ing on the shore of Lake Gleneida call 845-628-2009, ext. 100
Schmitt, Carmel Town Hall, Afternoon Tea ere will be children’s activi- with free doughnuts and hot choc- Virtual Reality Games for
60 McAlpin Ave., Mahopac, ties such as crafts and face paint- olate. e activities will culminate Ages 14-17
NY 10541, or emailed to Reed Memorial Library will ing at the Carmel High School with the lighting of 70 Christmas Tuesdays, Dec.3, 17, 3 p.m. Play
Anne Pasquerello at amp2@ hold a lm screening and after- cafeteria starting at 3 p.m. From trees and an appearance by Santa. great games on our Oculus Rifts!
ci.carmel.ny.us. St. John’s Christmasnoon tea on Sunday, Dec. 1, at 2 4-5:30 p.m., there will be carol- Registration is required; register
is appointment is to ll online at www.mahopaclibrary.
p.m. Watch the “Downton Ab- ing and hayrides with Santa at
the seat formerly held by Judge bey” movie, followed promptly Cornerstone Park at the corner Boutique org, or call 845-628-2009, ext.
Joseph Spo ord who won by Afternoon Tea. Reservations of Fair Street and Gleneida Av- 100.
election to county court judge. require; tea attire encouraged. enue (Route 52). Also starting St. John the Evangelist Church Hour of Code
Cost is $10 per person and is at 4, the annual chowder-tasting in Mahopac will hold a Christ- Wednesday, Dec. 4, 4:30 p.m.
mas boutique on Sunday, Dec. 8, Hour of code for grades 1-2. Cel-
BUSINESS OWNERS: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Vendors are needed. ebrate Computer Science Educa-
Vendors should contact Terry Ko- tion Week by joining the largest
mendowski at 845-628-2006, ext. education event in history! Regis-
133. tration is requested; register online
St. John’s Food Pantry at www.mahopaclibrary.org, or
call 845-628-2009, ext. 139.
401 LSLCHCOORRSPA? e St. John’s Food Pantry Carmel Rec Winter
has extended its hours to include Classes
ursday evenings, 5:30-7 p.m.,
for Dec. 12. Regular hours are Registration is open for winter
Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon. All are classes at the Carmel Recreation
welcome. St. John’s Church is lo- and Parks Department. Many,
cated at 221 East Lake Blvd. in many classes to choose from in-
Mahopac. cluding skiing, snowboarding
Christmas Bazaar and ice skating lessons. For more
information on classes and to see
the brochure, visit the website at
e First Presbyterian Church www.carmelny.org/recreation or
will hold a Christmas bazaar on follow them on Facebook @Car-
Saturday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. melRecreation.
(Snow date is Dec. 14.) Crafts, Putnam Chorale
baked goods, gift items, decora-
IRA tions. Breakfast and lunch served. Concerts
e church is located at, 411
Route 6N (at Secor Road) Ma- e Putnam Chorale will per-
hopac. For more information, form several major concerts in
write to firstname.lastname@example.org December. On Friday, Dec. 6, at
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Friends of Music in Beacon, and Sunday, Dec. 8, at
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Fundraiser in Brewster, the Chorale will per-
form “Let the Psalms Resound,” a
Mahopac Friends of Music will selection of Old Testament psalm
hold a fundraiser at Spins Bowl, interpretations by the choral mas-
23 Old Route 6, Carmel, on Sun- ters, Mozart, Bach and Handel,
day, Dec. 29. Check in is at noon; accompanied by the Putnam
bowling is 12:30-2:30 p.m. $60 Chorale Orchestra. In addition,
fee includes two hours of bowl- on Saturday Dec. 14, the Putnam
ing with up to six bowlers per Chorale Ensemble will perform
lane. Price includes shoe rental. 18th-century period Christmas
845.628.5400 Payment will be at check-in on music as part of “A Christmas at
the day of the event. Registration Boscobel With the Putnam Cho-
must be received by Dec. 8. Mail rale” in Garrison at 3, 4:30 and 6
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CoveCare Center honors veterans at annual gala
Supporters of CoveCare Cen- Eric A. Toth comments, “After
ter recently came together to deciding to honor veterans, it was
celebrate the agency’s dedication an easy decision to simultaneous-
to providing exceptional mental ly recognize the Putnam County
health and substance use preven- Vet2Vet Program, a program that
tion and treatment services to the provides peer to peer services and
community. support for veterans throughout
Held at Vittoria’Z on the Lake our county. Vet2Vet’s mission
last month, the event included runs parallel to ours, and we are
dinner, dancing to the music of pleased to recognize and support
Tony T Entertainment featur- this vital program.”
ing e City Express Band, and Sal Gambino, Board Chair-
a lively silent auction. Proceeds person for CoveCare Center,
from the event directly support presented the award on behalf of
CoveCare Center’s wide range CoveCare Center’s Board of Di-
of services and the agency’s abil- rectors.
ity to continue to o er accessible Stacey Gibson, Vice Chairper- PHOTO COURTESY OF COVECARE
and a ordable care to all in need son for CoveCare Center’s Board John F. Bourges accepts the Sid Gibson Imagine Award from the CoveCare Center Board of Directors.
in the lower Hudson Valley. of Directors and Gala Chair,
e esteemed Sid Gibson shares, “Building a world free covery to individuals of all ages, O ce of Kathleen M. Valletta; vention services in the Hudson
Imagine Award was presented to from stigma continues to be the work to eliminate stigma, and Rose & Kiernan, Inc; South Put- Valley. CoveCare Center o ers
the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Vet- vision of the Imagine Award. On help improve the health of our nam Animal Hospital; Route 9 hope and healing to people of all
2Vet Program of Putnam Coun- behalf of the Board of Directors community.” Mazda of Poughkeepsie; Clancy ages through a comprehensive
ty, with the award being accepted of CoveCare Center, we thank all Attendance at the event was Relocation & Logistics; Di- range of services including indi-
by John F. Bourges. CoveCare who support us as we continue to highlighted by local and state no- Vestea Wealth Partners of Ray- vidual and group counseling, care
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Assemblywoman Sandra Galef; e Bene t Practice; NYSEG; parenting education, community
Rooney Orthodontics Putnam County Legislator Amy Jackson & Coker; and the Brew- outreach, and medication man-
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Sayegh; Putnam County Legisla- ster Rotary. agement. CoveCare Center is a
tor Nancy Montgomery; Putnam CoveCare Center thanks member of Coordinated Behav-
County Legislator Carl Albano; Halston Media, publishers of e ioral Health Services (CBHS), a
Putnam County Sheri Robert Katonah-Lewisboro Times, as non-pro t 501(3) membership
Langley; the Honorable Camille the media sponsor for the event, organization of forward-think-
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6 tips to make dementia gentler on everyone
When Robert Harris was 80 tially more dev- iar, threaten- As insight, judgment, logic,
years old, he began to experience astating results. and understanding of the envi-
dementia. Imagine some- GUEST GUEST ing world is to ronment become increasingly
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disruptive dementia-related behav- tions, and they fall and fracture person will arrive at a new normal world by talking about their job,
ior is medication to sedate the per- their hip or head. is can cause that’s di erent from the way they A routine can be perhaps a memory from years ago
son. But the drugs normally used brain bleed or a fatal clot in the used to be. ough this is a dif- — the more distant, the better-
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elderly. What’s more, increasing therefore prolonged hospitaliza- cult process for the person and talk about the distant past.
numbers of clinicians agree that a tion – and the dementia can de- caregivers, it is important to ac- same time of the day. Dressing and
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no psychiatric diagnosis are often FIX, ACCEPT CHANGES into silence. Others become ag- you. And there are calming, lov-
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Sophia Defrancesco and family
Signing Day at
Eleven student-athletes from Mahopac High School signed their letters of intent on
Wednesday, Nov. 20.
“ is can be considered one of the best days of your whole life,” Athletic Director Frank
Miele said at the ceremony. “You worked hard to get to this point, and this is something
special we want you to remember forever.”
• Jenna Daly, Iona College, Soccer
• Sophia Defrancesco, Lindenwood University, Lacrosse
• Grace Divencenzo, University of Connecticut, Soccer
• Tommy Elliott, Fair eld University, Lacrosse
• Christina Lopreato, Mercy College, Lacrosse
• Brendan McCrosson, Onondaga Community College, Baseball
• Sabrina Nogula, Southern Connecticut State University, Soccer
• Caitlyn Reilly, Assumption College, Lacrosse
• Alexa Rispoli, Wagner College, Soccer
• Carly Steinberg, Colgate University, Soccer
• Frank Zito, University of Alabama, Clay Shooting
“On behalf of the Board of Education and the entire district, we congratulate each
one of these scholar-athletes and their parents,” said Anthony DiCarlo, superintendent
of Mahopac Schools. “Best of luck in your future schools and to us you will always be
Grace DiVencenzo and family Jenna Daly and family
Holiday in PHOTOS COURTESY OF LAURE LEE HOLMBO
Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 4:30pm
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Drop o Toys for Children with Cancer
Tree & Menorah Lighting, a Visit from Santa,
Caroling and more Special Attractions for the family
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2019 SPORTS MAHOPAC NEWS PAGE 21
FROM PAGE 20
Christina Lopreato and family PHOTOS COURTESY OF LAURE LEE HOLMBO
Tommy Elliott and family SEE SIGNING PAGE 22
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FROM PAGE 21
Alexa Rispoli and family
Brendan McCrossan and family
Sabrina Nogula and family
Caitlyn Reilly and family
Frank Zito and family PHOTOS COURTESY OF LAURE LEE HOLMBO
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2019 SPORTS MAHOPAC NEWS PAGE 23
For love of the game
BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER assistance in the form athletic schol- section.”
arships, the recruiters have their work Still, Bergman said, “It’s a hard sell
cut out for them. to get a kid to go to a DIII school.”
Irondequoit. Herkimer. Liver- e Rochester college has robust Football, to be sure, builds lead-
pool. pre-med and business programs, but ership skills, forms lifelong bonds,
A review of St. John Fisher for local high school students who and teaches accountability and host
College’s football roster will want to continue their playing career of other life lessons. But facing high
bring up the usual towns from at a Division III school, state schools costs, long hours, and a minuscule
northern New York. But sprin- like Cortlandt or Brockport are more chance playing professionally, stu-
kled in among them are kids appealing nancially. dents see few tangible bene ts from
from Pleasantville, Hopewell But the biggest challenge, along playing Division III football.
Junction, and the Bronx. with the lack of scholarships, is man- But missing from the equation is
So, what would make a young aging expectations. love for the game. It’s not rational. It
student athlete want to travel “A lot of parents, they think their doesn’t dissipate.
to more 300 miles to play for a kids are all DI,” Bergman said. “Un- Brunelle, Bergman and Holden are
small-but-respectable Division fortunately, that’s not the case.” proof of that. None of them have any
III program that doesn’t o er Division I scholarships are more reason to spend their days scouting
athletic scholarships? common in this area for sports like for a Division III school located near
For love of the game, of course. lacrosse and eld hockey, but football Canada, but they do it anyway. Why?
It’s what also drives Tim is another story. “I played football. I coached foot-
Brunelle Sr. (Yorktown), JR “ is area, there are not many DI ball. I love football,” Brunelle said.
Bergman (White Plains) and players,” Brunelle said. “You might “ at’s my passion.”
Samuel Holden (Pleasantville) get it out Stepinac, you might get out Bergman added, “ is is all about
to volunteer as recruiters for St. of Iona Prep, you might get it out of the love of the game and trying to get PHOTO COURTESY OF JR BERGMAN
John Fisher College, a private New Rochelle—your bigger schools. young people to be on the right path Tim Brunelle, Sam Holden and JR Bergman
school in Rochester to which But really, DIII is best suited for this in life.”
they have little personal connec-
Brunelle, a standout quarter-
back for the Huskers more than
four decades ago, also played
football for a Division III school
(Brockport). He then tried out
for the Montreal Alouttes, a
professional team competing in
the Canadian Football League.
At Brockport, Brunelle played
for Bud Sims, the program’s
winningest coach. At 82 years
old, Sims now coaches tackles
and tight ends at St. John Fisher
College. at connection led
Brunelle to volunteer for the
college, He then recruited his
All retired, Brunelle, Bergman
and Holden travel to dozens of
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Sharpshooter turned tutor
Former NHL All-Star teaches youngsters at Harvey School
Local kids aged 5 to 9 skated onto Harvey School’s Ev- New York Rangers alumni and get on the ice for the rst and multi-sport coach, was excited by the number of girls
arts Rink, on Monday, Nov. 11, knowing very little about time ever,” Janos said. “What really brought it all together who signed up to try hockey.
playing the sport of hockey. was the support from our current Harvey hockey players “As a former collegiate ice hockey player, I hope we can
at all changed thanked to a crash course led by Brian who gave up their day o to make a connection with the continue to raise the involvement of girls in this amazing
Mullen, a former NHL All-Star whose career included a next generation of hockey players and spend the day tying sport,” Dineen said. “My hope is that they left Monday’s
ve-year stint with the New York Rangers. skates and playing with the kids on the ice.” event with a desire to get back out on the ice and play.”
e free Veterans Day event was organized by Greg Spencer Hellinger, a Katonah resident and Harvey Every child who participated went home with an auto-
Janos, head coach of the Harvey School’s varsity hockey School junior, said there is knowledge to be gained by graphed New York Rangers hockey stick.
team, speci cally for novices. More than 100 kids suited teaching. Another event will be held at the school at 10 a.m. on
up and skated with Mullen at the private school in Ka- “It was really cool to give back to the kids,” Hellinger Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, Jan. 20).
tonah. said. “Not only was it a teaching moment for the kids, but For more information or to register, Google search “Ju-
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CLUES ACROSS A 33. Independent ruler
41. Fencing sword 34. He wrote about the
1. Vital part of a lock 42. A reward (archaic) CLUES DOWN Gold Rush
5. Adherent of 43. Pigeon sound 1. German courtesy title 36. Bundle of banknotes
Zoroastrianism 44. Type of groove 2. Samoan capital 37. Corporate honcho
10. European river 45. Inquire too closely 3. A type of carpet 38. Touch softly
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group (abbr.) 5. Al Bundy’s wife 41. Satisﬁes
15. Make law 47. An often unwelcome 6. In a careless way 43. Subcompact Toyota
16. Three-banded guest 7. More uncommon crossover
armadillo 48. Something you can 8. Expressing contempt 44. Cool!
17. Monetary unit draw 9. Belonging to a thing 46. Popular vegetable
18. Sandwich-like dishes 49. Songs to one’s lover 10. Adventure stories 47. Flower cluster
19. Sicilian city 52. Eastern Cairo mosque 11. Copycats 49. Transylvanian city
20. Finger millet 55. A partner to cheese 12. Farewell 50. Robert and Stephen
22. Of she 56. Absorption unit 13. Greek mythological are two
23. Bullﬁghting maneuvers 60. A type of sandwich builder 51. Philippine island
24. Lawyers 61. Herbaceous plant 21. Colorless, volatile 52. Canadian law
27. A place to relax 63. Chinese temple liquid enforcers
30. Often said after “Hee” classiﬁcation 23. Monetary unit of 53. Wings
31. Supervises ﬂying 64. Native person of Burma 54. He played Perry
32. Cheer of approval central Volga 25. Bar bill Mason
35. Something spiders 65. Excessive ﬂuid 26. Body part 57. Ballpoint pen
twirl accumulation in tissues 27. Mischievous child 58. Metrical foot
37. Aggressive dog 66. Some take them up 28. Popular card game 59. It has nostrils
38. Long-legged gazelle 67. South American nation 29. Building occupied by 61. Confederate soldier
39. Mogul emperor 68. Threaten persistently monks 62. Take in solid food
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CLUES ACROSS B 23. Eucharist box
1. Group of languages 24. Oil company
5. No seats available 49. Doctors’ group 25. Parts per billion (abbr.)
8. Helps little ﬁrms 50. Civil Rights group 26. A metal-bearing material
11. Having a strong sharp smell or 55. Swedish rock group 27. The common gibbon
taste 56. Baby’s dining accessory 28. Afﬁrmative
13. Established by the Treaty of 57. Succulent plants 29. Writer
Rome 59. Dutch word for “language” 34. Taxi
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India 7. Egg-shaped wind instrument 51. Swiss river
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