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The Katonah-Lewisboro Times 12.19.19

VOL. 2 NO. 28 Visit TapIntoKLT.net for the latest news. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2019

Who runs Bedford
the world? supervisor

PHOTO COURTESY OF KATE RADO BY HELU WANG sets his
CONTRIBUTING WRITER sights on
Albany
In the face of climate change,
six elementary school students in BY TOM BARTLEY
Lewisboro have established a girls CONTRIBUTING WRITER
club to save the planet.
In making his case for wanting a seat
e club, Kids Who Save the in the state legislature, Chris Burdick
Earth, was founded by Increase insists he’s not turning his back on
Miller Elementary School stu- Bedford.
dents Lilly Pepper McGuire, 9,
and her younger sister Charlotte, Sitting in the supervisor’s chair he’s
7, who got inspiration from a occupied for a dozen years now—the
book by Greta unberg, the
16-year-old Swedish environ- rst Democrat in decades to hold that
mental activist whose speech at post in Bedford—Burdick argues that
he could do even more for the town
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2019 THE KATONAH LEWISBORO TIMES PAGE 3

TEEN OFTHE MONTH

Transported by music

BY KATE BELDERS tening to a superb drummer with a great sense of rhythm Daniel Zitomer
CONTRIBUTING WRITER and improvisation. He really is quite remarkable in both
science and music.” on a mission to become the best drummer he can be.”
For Daniel Zitomer, a musician and John Jay senior, In his community, Daniel is a member of the National
music doesn’t exist without physics. Every time he plays Beyond music, Daniel has also excelled and thrived in
the drums, he thinks about how the sound travels and John Jay’s STEM program. Due to his love of science, Federation of Temple Youth, North East, for which he
creates a tone, not only as a musician but as a scientist. It Daniel was immediately drawn to physics, especially the serves as a song leader for services. Daniel also serves as
is this combination of music and science, coupled with his concepts involving sound. a mentor to younger children at the Cottage School in
Pleasantville. In addition to his volunteer work, he plays
erce sense of exploration, that de nes Daniel and drives “Daniel is an extremely passionate and energetic stu- gigs with various bands around New York City and gives
both his academic and personal paths. dent,” said Daniel Longhurst, another John Jay physics drum lessons.
teacher. “He loves learning physics and really focuses on
Daniel was born in Mount Kisco and raised in Gold- the details to gain the clearest picture possible. It’s com- is past summer, Daniel attended the Berklee Col-
ens Bridge, where he attended Increase Miller Elemen- mon for Daniel to take a problem we’ve done and extend lege of Music for a ve-week performance-intensive on
tary and John Jay Middle School. e grandson of an it a bit, asking questions like, ‘What would happen if we a scholarship as a result of placing at the 51st Annual
aerospace engineer, Daniel grew up in an environment changed….?’ Daniel loves working in groups and has the Berklee High School Jazz Festival last school year. While
where science was always present and where he was en- ability to focus his peers and enable productive collabora- at the Berklee College of Music, he enjoyed engaging in
couraged to ask questions. When it came to music, Dan- tion.” his musical study almost 24 hours a day, surrounded by
iel credits his older brother and older sister for inspiring like-minded musicians, which he said was “truly an inspi-
him. As Daniel started to explore music, he learned how is year, Daniel’s physics studies will take him beyond rational experience.”
to play both the drums and guitar and picked up singing, the classroom when he participates in the Science Olym-
as well. But his brother, who was very STEM-focused, piad, a competition that covers various scienti c disci- Looking toward the future, Daniel is in the midst of
showed Daniel that music and science can be the perfect plines such as earth science, biology, chemistry, physics the college application process. As he prepares for the
combination. and engineering. For this year’s competition, he will be next chapter in his life, it will be the friendships he has
creating several instruments out of various materials. made and the close knit-community Daniel has forged
When Daniel arrived at John Jay High School, he that he will miss most. For Daniel, the sense of commu-
quickly found his footing in the music program. In his In addition to his musical and scienti c pursuits,Daniel nity at John Jay has not only allowed him the ability to
freshman year, he joined the Treblemakers, a co-ed a cap- takes on many leadership roles within the John Jay com- create strong friendships but has been an excellent foun-
pella group, an organization that has a unique connection munity. He is a member of Campus Congress and serves dation for collaboration as well.
to his family: Daniel’s brother co-founded the group and as a Peer Group Leader, mentoring John Jay freshman
his sister was a leader of the organization during her time transition to high school. is year, Daniel joined Mock In college, Daniel plans to major in both physics and
at John Jay. Currently, in his senior year, Daniel is con- Trial, a club where students reenact past or ctional court music, with a focus on jazz. With his strong and varied
tinuing his family’s legacy by serving in a leadership role, cases in preparation to compete with other schools. In interests, he will be using his time in college to discover
helping to steer the group. addition to his various clubs and groups, he is a member where his future truly lies. As of now, Daniel foresees go-
of both Tri-M, the music honor society, and the National ing to graduate school for either physics or music.
Daniel’s involvement in the Treblemakers has been Honor Society.
a powerful source of inspiration for him not only as a Daniel is the son of Karyn Gallant Zitomer and Jack
musician but as a student at John Jay. In addition to the With such rigorous academic, extracurricular and per- Zitomer. Karyn is an executive coach based in New York
Treblemakers, Daniel is a member of the John Jay Jazz formance schedules, most people would nd time man- City and Westchester. Jack is a nancial adviser and certi-
Ensemble and was among those who attended the 51st agement to be a near-impossible task. At the height of
Annual Berklee Jazz Festival last year. Under the direction the John Jay performance season, the commitment for all ed nancial planner.
of Steven Morse, the now-retired John Jay music teacher, his activities can be an additional 30 hours a week above
the group took rst place. It was the intense preparation and beyond the time required for his daily classes and
for this festival that made the most signi cant impression homework. However, Daniel has found a way to make it
on Daniel. all work successfully.

“ e nuance of the preparation that we did was incred- Outside of school, Daniel can be found enriching his
ible, as was the direction by Morse,” Daniel said. musical passion and giving back to his community. In
support of his musical education, Daniel has attended
In addition to his work with the Treblemakers and jazz the Lagond Music School, a nonpro t music institution
ensemble, Daniel performs in the pit orchestra for the founded by Charlie Lagond, for the last three years. It has
school’s musicals and has taken many of the music tech- been his experience at Lagond which has had the most
nology courses o ered at John Jay. As with much of Dan- impact on turning Daniel into the musician he is now.
iel’s work, there is always a collaboration between music On Sundays, Daniel can be found at Lagond from 9 a.m.
and science. James Panzer, a John Jay physics teacher and to 5 p.m., where he takes classes on theory, performance,
director of the spring musicals, said of Daniel, “I had the sight-reading and keyboarding under the direction of
chance to witness not only Dan’s mastery of physics but Jerad Lippi, who described Daniel as a “very talented and
also his expertise on the drums. He played the drums dedicated student” with “a great attitude.”
in the pit orchestra for the last two musicals very well.
When he would simply warm up for a performance, it “ is year especially, Daniel has kicked into overdrive
was obvious to everyone within earshot that we were lis- and taken his musicianship to the next level,” Lippi said.
“He has shown remarkable determination and is clearly

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GIRLS ing the posters in local grocery most proud of doing is raising
stores, launching a Facebook $100 at the Lewisboro Library
FROM PAGE 1 page, organizing beach cleanups, Fair a couple months ago. Lucy
advocating against the use of talked to nearly 60 people at the
a United Nations Climate Ac- plastic bags and teaching people event and shared homemade
tion Summit went viral and who about climate change and how popcorn and educational post-
was just named Time maga- they can help put the planet cards with them.
zine’s 2019 Person of the Year. back on a healthy track.
Although the girls have not
e McGuire sisters said “We’re trying to tell people yet decided how they will use
the club aims to raise people’s who think it’s too much to do, the money, they are looking to
awareness of climate change if they do just one little thing, it donate part of it to local envi-
and encourage them to make a has a big e ect,” Megan said. ronmental organizations and
di erence. In the past summer, to buy supplies for more post-
at the moment they learned “ ey really need to save the ers and signage with the rest of
about the life cycle theory in the planet. We can do little acts, like the money. ey look forward to
book, the girls felt the urge to do stop smoking, recycling more, hosting similar fundraisers and
something. trying not to waste paper, using talking to more people.
reusable bags,” Coralie added.
“If little sh die, big sh that “Just a small act makes a big “Animals and plants could
eat them die, then everything in change.” be going through a tough time.
the water dies and we die,” Lilly Years later, it’s going to be our
Pepper said. “Protecting the wa- e simple acts they have turn to save the Earth,” Char-
ter is to protect ourselves.” been doing range from taking lotte McGuire said. “It’s our
shorter showers to turning o future.”
Her feelings are shared by the lights and using less water for
other girls in the group, 9-year- daily tasks.
olds Megan Venkatraman, Lucy
Crimmins and ea Antzis and “If you want the next genera-
7-year-old Coralie Warzecha. tion to have somewhere to live,
you should help the Earth,” ea
eir rst step was to make said. “Otherwise, there’s not go-
posters and signage to educate ing to be an Earth anymore.”
people on how to save the earth.
One of the things they’re
eir plans include display-

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e Job Innerview Name recognition

[ Job candidate enters HT: Well, for one, it’s Idon’t receive that many unsolic-
ited phone calls but when I do, it
room, begins to sit…] not exactly a sign of good is particularly irksome when the READING,
person on the other end of the tele- WRITING &
HUMAN RESOURCES BRUCE hygiene if someone skips the phone can’t even pronounce my name CHOCOLATE
MANAGER (HR): Remain THE BLOG sink before leaving a bath- correctly. I can tell immediately from KIM
standing, please, and tell room. the background noise that the person KOVACH

me something I may not BRUCE HR: Yet there are people

have heard before about this APAR who hightail it out of there

company. without lathering up. is sitting in a phone bank surrounded

JOB CANDIDATE HT: You don’t want to be by hundreds of other unwanted call-

( JC): Can I use my phone? shaking hands with them, ers. Since these telemarketers are interrupting dinner or Judge Judy for

HR: is isn’t Who that’s for sure. people minding their own business in the comfort of their own homes,

Wants to Be a Millionaire. ere’s no lifeline HR: What else? the least they can do is to know how to say our names correctly.

call. ank you for your time. HUMAN RE- HT: You also want to hire people mature You know who probably wishes that she had a di erent name around

SOURCES TRAINEE (HT): (to candidate) enough to abide by simple rules. He showed this time of year? Any woman named Kris Kringle. ere are at least

anks. e receptionist wil validate your that by knowing the left lane is a passing lane, eleven women from Maine to California with that very name. is does

parking pass. so you don’t hang out there with cars behind not include the Kristens, Kristo ers and men and women named Chris

[Next Job Candidate enters room] you. who also share the last name of Kringle. Do they receive a lot of extra

JC: Hi! HR: It also shows us that the person we’re phone calls from kids asking for last-minute toys?

HR: What’s the last thing you do before looking to hire is considerate, aware of their At least Kris Kringle is associated with Santa and merriment and

leaving a rest room? surroundings, and not obstinate for its own driving around in a sleigh at night delivering toys to girls and boys

JC: e last thing I do? Wash my hands, of sake. around the world. at’s a positive association. But think about all of the

course. HT: I see. unfortunate citizens walking around with the last name of Grinch! In

HR: If you’re in the left lane on a highway HM: Ever hear the expression, “ e way the United States there are several residential listings for Mr. Grinch in

and a car is on your tail, you...? a person does one thing is the way they do Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Does the last name of Grinch hold

JC: ...change lanes to let her pass. everything”? someone back on a job interview? Do neighborhood kids steer clear of

HR: After you’ve loaded groceries from HT: Not really. old Mr. Grinch when he walks outside to collect his newspaper?

your shopping cart into the car, you... HR: With these questions, it means you eodore Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, is credited with popularizing the

JC: ...bring the cart back to where I got it. can tell a lot about a person from how they name Grinch in his 1957 book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

HR: ank you. I’d like you to meet the drive. If they’re reckless and rude on the road, Supposedly, Mr. Geisel chose the name Grinch for his main character

department head who’s the direct report for odds are they’ll bring some of that behavioral by blending the words grouch and pinch (the qualities of being dis-

this position. baggage to work. A self-regarding, snarky agreeable and cheap). e book was a success and the name Mr. Grinch

JC: I’d love to meet him. attitude may work for them behind the wheel, became synonymous with that Yuletide meanie.

HR: ey. but they won’t be working for us here, if I can Unusual names for holiday dessert items appear in bakeries and food

JC: Sure. help it. magazines at this time of year. Have you ever tried Buche de Noel? It’s

HR: Just give us a few minutes and we’ll HT: What about the shopping cart ques- a tasty spongecake lled with cream and rolled up to resemble a log. e

escort you to their o ce. tion? outside is frosted with chocolate and sprinkled with powdered sugar to

[Candidate exits] HR: You tell me. look like snow. You may recognize the name of this traditional dessert as

HR: (to HT) Talk to me. HT: If they’re too lazy to return the cart to Yule Log.

HT: I’ve never heard interview questions its rightful place, it’s a sign of their lax work While we scurry around decorating our homes and preparing for

like those. Very interesting. ethic? guests, there are dozens of household items that we use every day devel-

HR: Do you know why we ask those kinds HR: Good. And leaving the cart in the way oped by obscure inventors from long ago. Where is the name recogni-

of questions? of a vehicle is another red ag of rudeness. tion for Percy Lebaron Spencer, the American engineer and physicist

HT: I know for Google job interviews, HT: If you pushed it to the car, you can who invented the microwave oven in 1946? Mr. Spencer worked for the

the questions can come out of left eld, not push it back to where it belongs. Raytheon Company and was involved in the early days of radar technol-

related to the job, like your questions. HR: Precisely. Being a productive part of ogy developed during World War II. Mr. Spencer apparently made the

HR: Why is that? society is a team sport. We help and we look connection between working with magnetrons and microwaves in the

HT: e candidate wouldn’t get this far if out for each other. ose who look out only laboratory and the melted chocolate bar in his pocket. Initially marketed

their experience didn’t meet your standards. for themselves are not who we want here. as the “Radarange,” this time-saving device is in practically every home

ere’s no sense asking about their skills at HT: What about that rst candidate. You kitchen today.

this point. were done with him almost before the door Making pesto or hummus in your food processor? e rst food pro-

HR: Right. We already know they qualify had closed behind him. cessor developed for home use was invented by Pierre Verdon in France

to work here. But how they answer these HR: I gave him a very tough question. in 1971 and called Le Magi-Mix. American engineer and inventor, Carl

types of questions gives us an inner view to Only the strong survive. I could tell right Sontheimer, re ned Verdon’s machine to produce the Cuisinart intro-

their character and their behavior patterns. away from his posture he was a slacker. Slop- duced to home cooks in the U.S. in 1973.

It’s a surprisingly e ective and e cient way pily dressed too. Bad optics for an interview. One last essential in every home, especially at this time of year when

to determine if their values are aligned with HT: I’m not clear about how any job gifts need to be wrapped, is the roll of Scotch tape. e clear tape we all

our corporate values. candidate would know something about this know and love was not invented in Scotland nor was the inventor Scot-

HT: ere’s no way a resume can tell you company that you don’t know? tish. e rst transparent adhesive tape was invented by Richard Gurley

that. HR: at’s not exactly how I worded it. I Drew in 1930. Mr. Drew worked for a small sand paper company, Min-

HR: Very good. So how did these candi- said “something I may not have heard before.” nesota Mining and Manufacturing (3M) company. He invented beige

dates do? HT: I’m not following... colored masking tape in 1925.

HT: e second one obviously did well. You HR: I want to nd out how well they

moved her to the next round of interviews. SEE APAR PAGE 12 Kim Kovach enjoys learning and sharing odd bits of information in her
columns. www.kimkovachwrites.com
HR: Explain.

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ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT — SAMANTHA SPIELER

Junior skiier sets sights on states

BY BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER into under Ridge and get curly fries. I would love to have the

SPORTS EDITOR Who has been your biggest role model ability to teleport. I am al-

over the years and what have you learned ways in the need for a ride.

Junior Samantha Spieler has been on from them? Where is your favorite

the John Jay varsity ski team since eighth at would have to be my mom. She’s place to go on vacation and

grade. She’s quali ed for the State Cham- always doing the right thing when people why?

pionships and the Eastern Regionals since are and aren’t looking. My favorite place to vaca-

ninth grade. is past year, she took gold in Do you have any goals for the upcom- tion is Jay Peak in Vermont.

slalom and was second for Ski Meister at ing season? ey have great tree skiing,

Sectionals (team went undefeated and won Goals for the upcoming season would and just a fun lodge. I got

the sectional championship) and at states, to repeat as league champs and as section stuck in the waterslide there

grabbed sixth-place in slalom earning her champs, but also to get in Top 3 at states once, but it was ne because

All-State honors. Spieler also races for and, personally, to be All-State again. the mountain made up for it.

Hunter Mountain, competing in the Em- Do you plan on continuing to play Favorite place to eat

pire State Winter Games also since ninth sports in college? locally?

grade. Currently, I am committed to play D1 Favorite local place to
eat is the Reading Room in Samantha Spieler
She is committed to play lacrosse at lacrosse at Merrimack College.
Do you know what you want to study Katonah. My favorite meal FILE PHOTO/VIC MCGEE
Merrimack College.

How old were you when you started in college? is the avocado toast with a

skiing and what got you started? I hope to pursue a future in sports medi- chocolate milk—great for fueling the body! movie or TV show?

I started skiing when I was 4 years old cine. What is the go-to app on your phone? Favorite TV show is “Grey’s Anatomy.”

and started racing when I was 8. What is your favorite music to listen to Tik Tok. It’s lled with all of these funny I’ve been watching it since sixth grade. Ev-

What was your favorite thing about warming up for a game? videos that make me laugh. ery new season is always something di er-

being on the ski team at John Jay? Before a big race I will shu e my “liked” Do you have a current favorite book, ent; never repeats itself.

My favorite part of ski team is our coach, songs and just try to get hype to the song.

Chris [Reinke]. He always nds a way to I need my blood owing and my mind to

make even the harshest of days fun. be clear.

Do you have favorite team activity or What’s something about yourself

pregame/postgame ritual that you share people might not know?

with your teammates? Before races, I pray on the chairlift. I pray

Our favorite team activity is on rainy that everyone makes it down safe, no one

days during strength and conditioning sea- dies, and that my team and I do well.

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VARSITY ROUNDUP (12/9-12/15)

Wrestlers shine at
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Wrestling to harden Coach Bill Swertfager’s their coach.
true aim for his wrestlers. “Don Schaus has really raised
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fager said. fager said.“He made mistakes and
Saturday, Dec. 14 (Washington didn’t always have enough pas-
Avenue Armory, Albany) Even so, the Indians came away sion. But he’s turned the corner.
with enough hardware to make He’s really taking it to people and
John Jay wrestling took part in the takeaway pretty shiny. On made some crazy moves to pull
the Journeyman Wrangle Tourna- top and anchoring the end of the out some victories.”
ment at the Washington Avenue order, Matt Ferrer (220 pounds)
Armory in Albany. Facing some and Will Stein (195) took home Ian Gallagher also rose to the
of the best teams in the state and the gold. occasion—especially at the end.
country, the Indians matched up
against some pretty sti oppo- “ ese guys have proven they “Ian had an incredibly tough
nents. Of course, competition like can wrestle at a high level,” said weight class, wrestled valiantly
this doesn’t always pad his wres- Stertfager. and capped o the night with a
tlers’ resumes but de nitely serves decisive pin against a quality op-
Next up, Gavin Fiacco wres- ponent,” Swertfager said.
Matt Ferrer took gold tled to a silver, while Luca Duva,
in the tournament. Cameron Wierl, Max Gryzmala, He wasn’t the only one to turn
and Jimmy Norris seized bronze. the tables.
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But the medal winners weren’t “Luke Cusato had a nice win.
the only ones drawing praise from He was losing, came back and
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He’s not alone, and once again
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Four easy-to-keep New Year’s resolutions

We are fast approaching that 2. Be proactive with respect to two named agents, which is not and Sirignano, LLP, I wish you
legally permitted in New York. It and your families a Blessed Holi-
time of year when many of us ensuring that you have taken all GUEST is also important that your agent day Season and a Healthy, Happy
CORNER speci cally knows what your and Prosperous New Year.
feel compelled to make resolu- appropriate steps to protect your wishes are regarding your health
ANTHONY J. care and end-of-life decision mak- Anthony J. Enea is a member of
tions that are often very di cult life savings from the cost of long- ENEA ing, in the event you are no longer Enea, Scanlan and Sirignano, LLP
able to make these decisions. You of White Plains and a home o ce in
to keep. e most common are to term care. Unfortunately, the might be prudent to consider should have a candid conversa- Somers. Mr. Enea is the Past Chair
having said bene ciary’s share tion with your health care agent of Elder Law and Special Needs
exercise more, eat healthier and cost of long-term care has well held in a Special Needs Trust for as to whether or not you wish to Section of the New York State Bar
him or her. is would help en- be placed on life support and the Association (NYSBA). He is the
lose weight. While admirable, surpassed estate taxes as the No. sure that the amount inherited by conditions that need to be present Chair of the Senior Lawyer Section
the disabled person does not dis- in doing so or not doing so. of the NYSBA. Mr. Enea is the Past
they are sadly often doomed for 1 factor resulting in the dissipa- qualify them from eligibility for President and Founding member
any federal and/or state programs e above stated resolutions of the New York Chapter of the
failure (trust me, I know!). tion of assets being available to be they might be entitled to. can be easily accomplished in a National Academy of Elder Law
relatively short period of time. Attorneys (NAELA). Mr. Enea is
Contrary to the above, the four passed to one’s spouse, children 4. Last but not least, review your A handful of hours at the most! the President of the Westchester Bar
health care proxy to ensure that While I urge you to consider Foundation and Past President
resolutions stated below are easy and grandchildren for the vast you have a named agent and an healthy eating and exercise, a of the Westchester County Bar
alternate agent. All too often the healthy estate plan is also impor- Association. He can be reached at
to keep and will help ensure your majority of Americans. With the proxy is erroneously executed with tant to your peace of mind. 914-948-1500.

estate and elder law planning federal and New York estate tax On behalf of Enea, Scanlan

needs are in good order for years exemptions being relatively high

to come: ($11.4 million per person feder-

1. If you have executed a Du- ally and $5.74 million in New

rable Power of Attorney, take it York for 2019) they are of little

out of the drawer and review it. concern to more than 99 percent

Check to see if the individual you of Americans. However, the ex-

have appointed as the agent is orbitant cost of long-term care,

still the person you wish to han- whether it be a nursing home or

dle your nancial a airs if you are at home is both a real and im-

no longer able to do so. Is your pactful expense.

named agent still in good health Whether it be considering the

and someone you have con - purchase of long-term care in-

dence in? Con rm that you have surance or creating a Medicaid

selected an alternate agent in the Asset Protection Trust to protect

event the primary agent can no one’s house and other non-IRA

longer act. assets, taking the steps to learn

Review the Power of Attorney about said options is a lot easier

to determine if the agent is given than going to the gym ve times

broad powers to handle your af- per week and not eating any

fairs. For example, does he or she carbs. ey will generally not

have unlimited gifting powers? take more than one phone call

Does the agent have the ability and one or two meetings with an

to create and fund an irrevocable experienced elder law attorney.

and/or revocable trust, trans- 3. Review any Last Wills

fer assets to said trust as well as and/or Trusts you have execut-

your spouse and other loved ones ed so as to determine that the

without any limitations? e bene ciary(ies), executors and

most frequently occurring prob- trustee(s) named therein are still

lem with a standard short form consistent with your wishes and

Durable Power of Attorney is the that they are still able to perform

lack of broad gifting powers. is the duties of an executor and/or

prevents the agent from making trustee.

transfers to protect the assets of It is also not unusual for one

a principal who is incapacitated to have had a falling out with the

and unable to handle his or her person previously named as a ben-

own nancial a airs. If the Power e ciary and/or executor in one’s

of Attorney lacks the needed Last Will. If your relationship has

gifting powers, the incapacitated changed, you may wish to consid- Your kid’s new team sponsor?
Not likely.
person’s family may need to com- er changing your Last Will.
Your local businesses do more than provide high-quality goods and
mence a guardianship proceeding Additionally, as one’s family services, shopping convenience and amazing customer attention.
They also support local charities, sports teams, schools and town
with the court to obtain authority grows, the possibility exists that a improvements that make our communities wonderful.

to make the necessary transfer. It child and/or grandchild may have Shop Local.

is an expensive and time-con- developed a disability. If the pos- Katonah

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Attorney with very broad powers, will inherit under the term of

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