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Car/bus crash and DWI
rollover happen six hours apart
BY BOB DUMAS
Fireﬁghter Lou Scagnelli stands near the vehicle that rolled over on West Lake Boulevard Friday evening causing extensive Mahopac Falls Fire Department’s re and res-
property damage resulting in a DWI arrest. cue personnel responded within a six-hour period
last week to two serious car accidents, one of which
PHOTO COURTESY OF JACK CASEY involved a school bus and hospitalized four people
who were in the car that hit it, and one that was a
solo rollover accident that resulted in extensive prop-
erty damage and a DWI arrest.
On Friday, May 17, at around 2:28 p.m., Mahopac
Falls re, rescue, EMS and re police were dis-
patched, along with EMStar paramedics, to Baldwin
Place Road at the entrance of the high school for a
car vs. bus accident with injuries.
MFVFD Chief Brian Sacher arrived on the scene
and assumed incident command. Fire ghter Jason
Stasiak coordinated students to be checked with the
school nurse. Fire police and school administrators
closed Baldwin Place Road at Muscoot Drive.
School Superintendent Anthony DeCarlo and
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A COLORFUL GOOD TIME!
Austin Road Elementary PTO and SEPTO held their annual “Color Run” fundraiser at the school last month to raise money for SEPTO (Special Education PTO) and
for numerous activities and programs for the students.
In one of the most colorful fundraisers imaginable, the students ran through a premade course. Spread throughout the course were stations containing buckets of colored
powder. As the kids passed each station (a di erent color at each one), teachers threw the colored powder on them. At the end of the race, the kids looked like a big rainbow
swirl! e students had to raise a certain amount of money for the cause to partake in the Color Run.
Students run tthhreoﬁungihshthlein“ep.ink
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Three Carmel PD members receive promotions
BY BOB DUMAS PHOTO: BOB DUMAS Bodo grew up in Kent and graduated
EDITOR Carmel High School. He has a bachelor’s
From left, Det. Brian Shay, Sgt. Michael Bodo, Chief Michael Cazzari, Sgt. Michael Russo degree in criminal justice.
ree members of the Camel Police De- and Supervisor Ken Schmitt
partment were given promotions last week Bodo and his wife, Tina, currently reside
and were sworn into their new jobs by Su- “I learned a lot being a detective,”he said. the town of Wallkill in Orange County in in Dutchess County, and have two sons,
pervisor Ken Schmitt at last week’s Town Braydon and Blake.
Board meeting as their friends and families “I was happy and appreciative of what I got 2004 and was with them for two years.
looked on. “I wouldn’t be here without them,” he
to experience, and I hope that I can con- He came to Carmel in 2006 where he said.
Two of the o cers were promoted to
sergeant, while another was made detective. tinue that as a sergeant.” served as a patrol o cer, worked on the BRIAN SHAY
Shay is in his 16th year with the Carmel
MICHAEL RUSSO Russo has a son and a daughter who at- marine unit patrolling Lake Mahopac and
Russo was promoted from detective to PD and was promoted from patrolman to
tend the Arlington School District. was elected president of the PBA, the po- detective. He grew up on Long Island be-
sergeant. fore moving to the area in 1998.
He began his law enforcement career in lice union.
Shay began his law enforcement career
2000 with the Putnam County Sheri ’s MICHAEL BODO “I have been working for this for a long with the NYPD in 2001 and spent a year
O ce, working as a corrections o cer be- and a half with them before taking a job
fore being promoted to deputy. He came to Bodo, who came to the Carmel PD 13 time; it’s a milestone,”Bodo said of the pro- with the village of Elmsford. About a year
the Carmel PD in 2003 and worked in the and half later, in 2004, he came to the Car-
special conditions unit for two years. He’s years ago, was also promoted from detective motion. “It’s certainly been a long time in mel PD.
served as a detective in the department for
the past 12 years. to sergeant. He started his police career in the making.” “I did plainclothes narcotics with Carmel
PD for about ve years with the detective
“He’s done an excellent job and this pro- division, so [becoming a detective] was
motion is well-deserved,” said Schmitt. something I always wanted,” he said.
Russo grew up in Stormville in Dutchess Shay, who has a Bachelor of Science de-
County and graduated from Carmel High gree from Pace University, is married to his
School. He said it was a friend who got him wife, Noelle, and they have a son, Peter.
interested in police work.
“ ese are all veteran police o cers who
“My friend was taking some police test have been with the Carmel Police Depart-
and I took an interest in it,” Russo recalled. ment for many years,” Schmitt said at the
“I started taking the tests with him and I May 15 meeting. “ e promotions come
am proud I chose it as a career.” highly recommended by Chief [Michael]
Cazzari. We (the Town Board) all con-
Russo said becoming a sergeant has al- curred with the chief that these o cers de-
ways been a personal goal. serve it. is is a special evening for them.”
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FROM PAGE 1 again called out, this time for a
serious solo car accident/rollover First responders set up
coordinated and mobilized re- in front of 124 West Lake Blvd. around the vehicle that
sources as 24 people, including Video obtained by Mahopac
the driver from the bus, were News from the dash cam of a collided with a school
brought to the high school nurse car parked in a West Lake Bou- bus in front of the high
for evaluation. All were triaged, levard driveway shows a Subaru school last Friday. The four
treated and released, while the careening around a corner at a occupants were sent to the
four occupants of the car were high rate of speed before ip- hospital. No students on
transported to a local hospital by ping over, crashing into a wall
Mahopac Falls ambulance and and then a parked car. the bus were injured.
Police said the driver, Joseph PHOTO COURTESY OF JACK CASEY
A spokesperson for the Put- MacAllister, 30, of Mahopac,
nam County Sheri ’s O ce said was partially ejected from the
that because of their ages, the car and was found outside by
four occupants of the car, three
17-year-olds and a 16-year-old, rst responders, bloodied but
all students at the high school, stable. MacAllister was brought
were required to go to the hos- to Westchester County Medi-
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Police said the car was eastbound loaded onto a atbed, re police
on Baldwin Place Road when it reopened the road.
hit the rear end of the bus, which
was stopped, waiting to make a MacAllister was treated and
turn into the school driveway. released and subsequently ar-
rested by Carmel Police De-
e spokesperson said the driver partment. He was charged with
“appeared to be distracted,” but driving while intoxicated, a mis-
no tickets were issued. demeanor, as well as speeding
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Traveling ‘book arts’ exhibition comes to Mahopac
‘Freed Formats: e Book Reconsidered’ has plenty of surprises
BY BOB DUMAS PHOTO: BOB DUMAS very tough, and you can cut it with an X-
EDITOR Acto knife. If you get close, you can see it
Alice Walsh stands in the middle of the “Freed Formats” exhibit at the Putnam Arts includes words and you can actually read
It’s true that one should never judge a Council’s A. Eric Arctander Gallery, an exhibit she helped curate. it.”
book by its cover. at’s something that
can be particularly hard to do if you don’t hibit opened earlier this month at the what appeared to be a little black cocktail Walsh said the dress could be worn, but
know what you’re looking at is indeed a she didn’t recommend putting it in the
book. Putnam Arts Council’s A. Eric Arctander dress hanging from the ceiling. She said washing machine.
A visit to the latest exhibit of the Put- Gallery, 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Ma- it was a de nitive vision of what book art Some artists played with the conven-
nam Art Council (PAC) and you will tional book format by altering the cover
come to understand “Freed Formats: e hopac, and will remain on view through can be. and/or pages within. A piece by Viviane
Book Reconsidered,” a traveling “book Rombaldi Seppey called “Flying Words” is
arts” exhibition that features 135 works of June 9. But even more book art works can “ e dress is made from a building ma- a book with its pages sewn together so it
book art by 53 artists from 17 states and looks like they are ying away when you
two countries. be seen at the ird Floor Gallery at the terial called Tyvek,” she said of the work open it.
“Counterintuitive is one of my favor- Mahopac Public Library. created by New York City artist, Beatrice “It’s very exciting to be participating in
ite words, and that’s a great way to explain this show, to see paper works, materials,
this exhibit,” said Alice Walsh, a Mahopac At the gallery at PAC, Walsh pointed to Coron. “Tyvek looks like paper, but it is concepts, converging to the form of artist’s
resident, who co-curated “Freed Formats” books,” Rombaldi Seppey said.
and is a book artist herself. “ e de nition
of book art can vary. It can be a handmade Peekskill artist Elizabeth Castaldo’s
unique book. It can be an object or sculp- piece looks like a regular book, but when
ture that was fabricated from a book. It you open it up, what comes out is in the
can be an object that tells a story, but is in shape of a star in three di erent layers.
a completely di erent format than a tradi-
tional book. Greg Silvas, a retired librarian from the
University of Maryland, created a spheri-
“Because book art is so hard to describe, cal paper sculpture made entirely out of
we encourage people to come see it for pages of Dickens’ “Great Expectations.”
themselves and experience all the di erent
formats that it can take,” Walsh added. Another sculpture was a pink cake cut
into slices with a di erent word on each
Last week, Walsh gave Mahopac News piece, such as “slice,” “savor,” and “enjoy.”
a tour of the exhibit, a show so large it It’s called “How to Eat Cake.”
needed two venues to display it. e ex-
“ ink of it like a child’s book with a
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BOOK ARTS to research the other artists and ibly original. Every artist takes it
when we started to invite them, in a di erent direction.”
FROM PAGE 6
we realized that the show was Freed Formats programming
single word on the page,” said going to be bigger than we envi- also includes book-making
Walsh, explaining how a cake sioned and that is how it became classes for youth and adults and
sculpture came to be book art. a traveling exhibit. It was rst in artist talks. PAC gallery hours
“We are happy to discuss or de-
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actually books. It is our inter-
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her co-curator, Chris Perry, two
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got so big, not only did it take
turn it into a traveling exhibit so
more people could have the op-
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searching and inviting book art-
ists,” she said. “Some we knew
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Wildman discusses the research performed by the ﬁfth-grade Austin Road students. Special project
helps Austin Road
PHOTO: BOB DUMAS kids solve ‘Mysteries
at the Museum’
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anks to a special project that could someday become a pilot pro-
gram in schools statewide, some Austin Road Elementary students
are now o cially authors and might even know a little more about
American history than you do.
e fth-graders are students of Alice Shaughnessy and Mary Jean
Cerbini, who bring a special twist to the teaching of history in what’s
dubbed “ e Cerbini Project.”
Earlier this year, Cerbini teamed with Don Wildman, host of the
Travel Channel’s iconic hit show, “Mysteries at the Museum,” to
bring history, and the museums that contain it, to life for the young
“I came up with an idea where museums and classes should work
together,” said Cerbini. She met Wildman through her son, a sound
engineer on Wildman’s TV show.
Cerbini sent Wildman an email laying out her idea, then Wildman
took it a step farther. He and Cerbini took a trip to the New York
State Museum in Albany and met with its historian and curators
“ ey took us in the archives and showed us di erent artifacts from
the Revolutionary War period,” Cerbini said. “We then chose ve ar-
tifacts that my students would research.”
Cerbini said they focused on the Colonial Era artifact and asked
for items that were particular to this region, including items relating
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MUSEUM schools as a pilot program. “ e exciting part about the proj- demic environments,” he said. to New Orleans where he would
FROM PAGE 8 Wildman was also enthused. ect is the teacher/student interac- After the students nished speak about it during a podcast at
“ e exciting part for me is that tion that they normally don’t get their research and wrote their an Alliance of American Muse-
to Alexander Hamilton, Benedict a class was willing to go further enough time for. History in ele- stories, Cerbini took their work, ums convention.
Arnold and John André. on their own time and link up mentary school classrooms is put along with the myriad photos “ is is something I will talk
e students were then formed with the State Museum,” he said. on the back burner. Kids don’t get they’d collected, and put the book about in public appearances all
into groups and each chose an “Object-based learning is a very enough time with history.” together using Shutter y. She over the place,” Wildman said. “I
artifact to research, wrote about hot topic in the museum busi- An added bene t, besides made three large hardcover edi- am very passionate about educa-
it and then submitted their work ness these days. Young visitors to learning history, Wildman said, is tions, and each student will get a tion. ese young kids can actu-
for inclusion in a “Cerbini Proj- the museum don’t think of history that the project “demysti es” the smaller 8-by-8-inch version. ally change the world. e bot-
ect” book. in terms of objects as much as we mysterious world of museums. Wildman was in Mahopac tom line was to teach history in
“ e class went to the Ma- used to. We of an older age just as- “ ese are adventure worlds last week to pick up his copy of terms of a project, which most
hopac Public Library, Van Wyck sume artifacts are what we go see. for kids and not just stodgy aca- the book and then was headed kids don’t get to do anymore.”
Homestead, and had artifacts But kids today are so keyed into
brought to them from the Tar- their screens and scrolling through Caring for someone ith lzheimer’s
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“After all the research was done, dimensional for them. But this is
we compiled the information and a big deal for museums, because or dementia isn’t easy.
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Cerbini said the New York “Reaching kids at this age is
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would like to o er it to other took a central role,” he added.
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How to deal with teenage rudeness
Dear Dr. Linda, She was the sweetest, most in class. Her teacher told me Dear Devastated Mom, STRONG
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anyone could have! Maybe I’m downright rude person. To make relayed the message that it’s not ing to her friends during class. DR. LINDA
being overdramatic because no things worse, I got an email from only her class. Other teachers Many things can cause too SILBERT
one died, was in an accident, or one of her teachers the Friday have commented on her contin- much talking in class, espe-
anything else like that. But my before Mother’s Day telling me uous talking and rudeness. What cially in middle school. First, the right to be rude. Talk to her
14-year-old daughter became so how rude Laura was to her when do we do to stop this? their peers are foremost on about other people’s feelings.
rude to me, her father and sib- she asked her to stop talking their minds during that stage Talk to her about how she feels
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it when you’re alone. Tell her speci cally what bothered you about
her behavior. Talk about times she was embarrassed by someone
being rude to her. Again, she may say that she doesn’t care, but she
• Ask her if she has a reason to be rude to her teachers. Are they
embarrassing her in front of the class? Is something else going on
in school that’s making her feel upset or frustrated?
• Rudeness many times is displaced, especially with teenagers.
ey may be feeling angry or frustrated with friends and lash out
instead at teachers or their parents.
• Be a role model for appropriate behavior when upset. is will
help her see how you deal with frustration when things don’t go
At a calmer time, when Laura is not tired, hungry or frustrated
over something, talk to her about what she can do to prevent her
rudeness. Explain to her that her rude behavior will have conse-
quences. Others will view her as a nasty rude person. Let her know
that you know she is not a nasty rude person. en talk about
strategies to calm herself down before she lashes out at someone.
Since you’re probably not trained on how to help her, you may
need to seek help. Contact a counselor or other professional who
can start helping her deal with the real issues behind her action.
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this important meeting to vote on the slate of the Curriculum. In addition to academics, there are
Ann Baker receives Support Connection’s “Spirit of Hope Award.”
Friends of the Executive Board. Anyone inter- indoor and outdoor play areas, music, crafts, story
ested in joining the Friends and/or serving on the time, snack time and holiday celebrations. Call
Executive Board are welcome to attend. Refresh- Michelle Armstrong, director, at 845-803-0701
ments will be served. or email Mahopacfallsnurseryschool@gmail.com
Library Dinner Theater for more information and to set up a tour.
Friends of Mahopac Public Library invited Skin Cancer Screening
residents to enjoy dinner and theater on Sun- Putnam Hospital Center, in cooperation with
day, June 9, 4–7 p.m. “Botanic Garden,” will be the American Academy of Dermatology, will
presented by M&M Performing Arts Company, host a complimentary, skin cancer screening from
Inc. is is a play about the joys and challenges of 4:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, in the hospi-
long-term relationships. It will be held at the Ma- tal’s Wagner Cancer Pavilion, 670 Stoneleigh Ave.
hopac Public Library and includes a full-course ree dermatologists on the medical sta at
dinner with wine and a special memento as a Putnam Hospital Center will conduct the screen-
parting gift. e cost is $10 for Friends members ings. Space is limited so registration is required.
and $25 for non-members, which includes a basic No walk-ins will be accepted. For more infor-
membership in the Friends. Advanced reserva- mation and/or to register, call Health Education
tions and pre-payment required by going to the Coordinator Sarena Chisick at 845-279-5711
Library to complete a registration form or call- ext. 2702 (TTY 1-800-421-1220), or via email to
ing 845-628-2009 x100. For further information email@example.com.
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terian Church), is accepting registration for 2019 Carmel. Call 845-225-2439 for info.
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Prevent blisters while hiking
Hiking is a popular sport that takes people into the chances for friction. icker, more cushioned socks can and air out. Change socks as needed to remain comfort-
great outdoors on a regular basis. reduce friction, as can high-quality, well- tting hiking able.
boots. Shoes that are too large or too small will create
Hiking over varied terrain and up inclines and down friction and discomfort. Blisters can sideline seasoned hikers and amateurs
declines is a great way to push the cardiovascular system alike. Preventive measures can help hikers stay out on
and build up muscles in the lower body. Pack along a breathable, sticky bandage tape that can the trails.
cover up hot spots on toes and heels in a pinch. Several
ere are many opportunities to have a wonderful times on the trail, take a seat and allow the feet to rest is article is from Metro Creative Connection.
time out on the open trails. However, there are also
chances for injury if hikers are not cautious. Perhaps
surprisingly, one of the most prevalent hiking-related
injuries also is one of the smallest. Blisters can sideline
hikers and even lead to infection if allowed to fester.
e Victoria State Government’s Better Health
Channel states that a blister is a small pocket of uid in
the upper skin layers and is a common response to in-
jury or friction. Blisters can be lled with serum, plasma,
blood, or pus, depending on how and where they form,
states Medical News Today. e purpose of a blister is
to protect and cushion the layers of skin below the epi-
dermis and to stop further damage to allow the tissue
time to heal.
Despite the temptation to pop blisters, it is best to
leave them intact to protect against infection in the un-
derlying skin areas. Preventing blisters from forming al-
lows hikers to enjoy comfortable hikes again and again.
According to Podiatry Today, high skin tempera-
ture and sweat exacerbate friction that can increase the
chances of developing a blister. erefore, choose socks
that will wick away moisture, such as those made from
wool or other breathable materials, rather than cotton.
A study conducted at the University of Missouri-Co-
lumbia found that people who wear all-cotton socks are
more likely to form blisters. Foot powders can dry out
moisture even further and prevent the wrinkled, pruned
skin that will easily chafe.
Another way to prevent blisters is to reduce the
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What does an orthopedist do to stay ﬁt?
BY DR. VICTOR KHABIE doing the same thing over and over. some resistance bands and hop on
GUEST COLUMNIST is can lead to injuries from over- YouTube. You’ll nd hundreds of
using a muscle. And it can also lead videos demonstrating how to use
Exercise is invaluable. to boredom, a big reason people these bands to perform chest press-
Exercise helps us build the mus- quit the gym or give up exercise en- es,squats and core exercises.You can
cles we need to walk,run and give the tirely. I aim for a workout that in- also incorporate an exercise ball for
most epic piggyback rides to our lit- cludes cardio, weight training and core strengthening and stretches.
tlest loved ones. ere’s also a strong core strengthening. As long as my inking about Cross t? Great,
relationship between exercise and the heart rate is up, I’m a little sweaty, but be careful.
length and quality of our lives. It’s no my head is clear, and my mood is While I do believe CrossFit can
surprise that being more sedentary better than it was before I started, I o er many bene ts, including im-
increases our risk of chronic disease, know had a good workout. proved exibility, strength, and bal-
joint pain and arthritis. While regu- ance, I tend to see more orthopedic Dr. Khabie at
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lar physical activity can help o set NO GYM? NO PROBLEM. injuries from this type of training.
these risks, it’s a commitment. Be- ere are many fun ways to get CrossFit ‘Workouts of the Day’
tween work, cooking dinner and that in some cardio without using an can be extreme and people tend
Net ix show that has us hooked, elliptical or treadmill. We’re fortu- to push themselves too hard. Most PHOTO COURTESY OF NORTHERN WESTCHESTER HOSPITAL
how can we possibly nd the time to nate to have many hills in West- commonly, I see overuse injuries,
get our bodies moving? chester. For a great cardio workout, injuries related to the shoulders your knees, and is accompanied by TOP 4THINGSTO ACCOMPLISH
Finding time really means mak- try walking a trail with many hills from improper overhead lifting and swelling, and continues or worsens WITH EVERY WORKOUT
ing time. I have a hard time work- at a brisk pace for 30 minutes to an knee injuries from aggressive squat- after a day,this indicates a problem. 1.Flexibility and core work: Pro-
ing out in the morning.So instead,I hour.Trust me, you’ll feel the burn! ting and box jumping. If you’re ea- Here are my red/yellow/green tects spine and joints from injury.
exercise in the evenings after work. Keep it interesting by exploring a ger to try CrossFit, listen to your light guidelines for working out: 2. Cardio: Getting your heart
My schedule is intense, but it’s es- new path or hiking trail. body. Make sure you have a proper No pain after a workout? Give rate up is great for heart health and
sential to carve out time to exercise. You’ve gured out your favorite warm-up and go at your own pace. yourself a green light to maintain weight loss.
A good workout stimulates your cardio routine? Great! But don’t your routine. Some pain after a 3. Upper and lower body muscle
mind, body, and soul — and joints. forget about weight training. NO PAIN,NO GAIN. workout? Consider that a yellow strengthening: Keep bones healthy
Exercise not only lowers your risk Studies show that strength train- If you’ve ever tried a new work- light,and make sure the pain is gone by building muscle.
for chronic diseases,it also increases ing builds calcium in the bones out, you may be familiar with the the next day before proceeding. Still 4. Energize your mind: Working
your strength and exibility, and and prevents osteoporosis. If not post-leg-day limp or post-workout experiencing pain after a few days? out clears your mind, reduces stress
keeps your joints healthy – lower- used, calcium can wash out of your waddle. But how do you distin- is is a red light.Take a break from and improves your mental health.
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THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2019 HEALTH & WELLNESS MAHOPAC NEWS PAGE 21
Pets and parasites
Why ea, tick and heartworm prevention is a must in our region
Humans aren’t the only ones who get When it comes to and heartworm. products on the market, and some o er
more active when the weather warms heartworm, one bite from protection from multiple parasites.
up: eas, ticks and mosquitoes are on the a mosquito is all it takes GUEST Our humid spring
move as well, carrying with them serious to infect an animal. Sadly, CORNER and summer weather Making sure pets have consistent para-
diseases and illnesses. many pets don’t show also gives eas a fertile site protection is especially crucial if they
symptoms until the dis- live in rural and heavily wooded areas, or
Considering the fact that the Hudson ease is advanced, if at all. DR. LEONARD breeding ground, and spend time camping and hiking in them.
Valley is a hotspot for ticks and other par- While there is treatment BERK long-term changes in the
asites, prevention for pets is essential. for canines, it is expensive climate have caused these It’s also important that after every out-
and can be very hard on your pet. ing, pet owners check pets manually for
ese pests are more than just annoy- insects to make their ap- ticks and eas— even if the pet is on para-
ing: eas can transmit tapeworm and Westchester County has always been site prevention—as these insects can easily
cause anemia, while ticks are well-known considered a high-risk area for tick-borne pearance earlier in the jump from a pet to a person. Pay special
transporters of many diseases, including diseases, and according to the Companion attention to the inside of ears, between
Lyme disease. Once they’re on our furry Animal Parasite Council, that remains the season than in past years. toes, under the collar and under the tail.
friends, it’s a short trip aboard the “pet ex- case when it comes to both Lyme disease
press” to our homes and families. ere are many things pet owners can SEE BERK PAGE 22
do to reduce the risk for their pets. First—
and most importantly—speak to a vet-
erinarian about ea, tick and heartworm
protection. ere are many safe, e ective
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Acidic and sugary drinks are harmful to our teeth
Of course genetics can be habits are “cappers and sippers.” quently during the day; avored taken with our meals, when sa-
GUEST a large contributing factor to ey tend to drink a few ounces seltzers can cause even more is- liva is stimulated to ow, there
CORNER dental health — as well as how at a time every 15 minutes or so. sues. Even un avored seltzer is doesn’t appear to be as much pH
our teeth are aligned, and if eir can, bottle, or supersized acidic simply from the carbonic lowering of the saliva. However,
DR. MITCHELL we are nose or mouth breath- co ee will often last them an ex- acid that forms from making it. the sugary acidic drinks sipped
L. KAHN ers. However, after decades of tended period of time. is situ- I love drinking it, but on its own for a long time in between meals
treating people’s dental needs, ation isn’t much of a problem if it is a red ag for enamel, though does seem to cause the most
there seems to be a consistent your drink is taken with a meal not as bad as it is drinking soda. damage. My pearls of wisdom
contributing factor that plays or nished completely in a few Sadly, vinegar in our salad dress- to share include advising every-
Ever since we were young kids, an important role in this re- minutes. Swishing with water ings and wine do not fair well for one to drink water, almost ex-
it was constantly drilled into our gard. at factor considers what afterwards can also be very ben- our enamel either. clusively. Teach your children to
heads that we needed to brush we are putting into our mouths e cial. e acidic liquids on their drink water, especially between
our teeth twice a day, watch our between meals and, even more e bottom line is that most own etch or dissolve enamel, es- meals and at sporting events. If
consumption of sweets and have critically, what we are drinking. delicious popular drinks hap- pecially on the sides of the teeth you must have a sugary or acidic
dental checkups twice a year. In my experience, which in- pen to be very acidic and sweet. where they meet. Yes, that is the drink, please drink it in a rela-
When we matured, we were cludes patients from all age is combination of acid and exact area that we are supposed tively short period of time, and
also instructed to oss, as well. groups, I have observed that sugar causes real havoc on to oss. is is where most cavi- swish with water afterwards. Fi-
Oh, joy! people who consume plain wa- enamel — the important outer ties tend to form in teenagers nally, clean between your teeth,
So what went wrong? Why are ter during the course of the day protective layer of the tooth. I and adults. Add in the bio lms, whichever method is your favor-
so many of us all these years later seem to have either none — or have seen teeth harmed so often or the gooey bacterial plaque ite.
still getting cavities and break- the fewest cavities and llings. from drinking sweetened cof- layer that lives on the surfaces of
ing teeth? Why do some people Conversely, people who tend fee, tea, fruit juices, soda, sport our teeth; their by-products are Mitchell L. Kahn, DMD, is at
have perfect dental checkups to drink sweetened and acidic drinks, lemonade and iced tea. also acids that attack our enamel. 1940 Commerce St., in Yorktown
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THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2019 Sports MAHOPAC NEWS PAGE 23
PHOTO: CHRIS AQUINA Track and ﬁeld Kerriann
competes in Northern Stepkoski
Senior Emily Youngberg running Counties championship
the 1,200m relay. PHOTO COURTESY
GIRLS podium,” Posch said. “For a relay of GIL MCMAHON
PHOTO: CHRIS AQUINA
e Mahopac girls team placed one eighth grader, two freshmen and AJ Golebiowski
Duffy keeping sixth out of 12 in the Northern a sophomore they ran with guts and PHOTO COURTESY GIL
pace in the girls MCMAHON
4x800 relay. Counties championship last week. fought hard for their well-deserved
Dhiannie Brito placed third in the place amongst the older runners.”
shot put throwing 32’ 2”. ey return to Arlington for the
“Dhiannie has steadily progressed Class A meet May 23.
all season, as have her teammates,”
said coach Kelley Posch. BOYS
e Indians had four girls e Mahopac boys team placed
participate in the shot put, including 10th overall.
Melissa Bleakley, who threw a “Great individual e orts in the
personal best mark, which set her open events and relays, “said coach
improvement margin to over 10 feet Vin Collins. “All of our athletes
since the indoor season, Posch said. achieved personal bests today and
Mia Klammer won the long jump we continued to improve over the
with a personal best and school course of the season.”
record mark of 17’ 3”, then placed Nick Ahern and Chris Evange-
second in the triple jump in 33’ 6”. lista both quali ed for the Class A
Piper Klammer took second in Championships in the 100-meter
the 1,500- meter running a personal with times of 11.82 and 11.96.
best time of 5:03.99 which lowers Matt McMahon quali ed in
her eighth grade school record mark. both the 800-meter (2:05.02) and
Both Klammers bookended the 1,600-meter (sixth place, 4:35.02).
third place 4x400-meter relay team Max Semegran quali ed in the
that was completed with teammates 800-meter (2:07. 87).
Julia Paolicelli and Jackie Baron. Ryan Rondeau marked 16’ 3.5”
“ ese two freshmen girls stepped in the long jump.
up courageously “I am proud of the entire team
to help the relay for their dedication and work ethic,”
team reach the Collins said.
Junior Haven James Russo PHOTO COURTESY GIL MCMAHON
Wittmann with a
strong leap in the Emily Pontillo, Megan Gallagher, coach
Kelley Posch, Julia Paolicelli, Jenna Meyer
long jump. and AJ Golebiowski in front
PHOTO: CHRIS AQUINA PHOTO COURTESY GIL MCMAHON
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Indians cruise into sectionals
with three shutout victories
O ensive surge, Becker’s dominance,
propels Mahopac to 17-3 record
BY DOMINICK DEPOLE season on Friday, May 17 with a sophomore pitcher Shannon
CONTRIBUTING WRITER commanding 18-0 victory over Becker was untouchable again.
host Carmel. Her no-hit performance sealed
It sure has been a remarkable e win marked the Indians’ the deal, and she struck out
Senior captain Kailey Zecca PHOTOS COURTESY OF NOREEN SABIA season for Mahopac softball as second shut out over the eighteen batters without walking
the team concluded the regular outmatched Rams this year, as anybody.
O ensively, Mahopac came
to play. Catcher Michelle Della
Mura ripped two doubles and two
singles for two RBIs.
Center elder Carolyn Galizia
smacked three singles for three
RBIs and Becker had two doubles
with a single for an RBI.
Shortstop Danielle Sabia
whacked two singles with an
RBI. Senior rst-baseman Kailey
Zecca cracked a triple, double, and
a single for two RBI.
Alexis McIndoe hit a double
and a single for two RBI. Ela
Riccobono pitched in with a triple.
e Indians knocked o visiting
Ketcham, 2-0 two days earlier and
didn’t score until the bottom of
the fth inning.
Second baseman Abby
Mastropietro singled to start the
inning before Riccobono drilled
Add Value an RBI triple o the right- eld
Sophomore rst baseman
Lauren Zecca followed by
bopping an RBI double to plate
to Your Home Riccobono.
Becker fanned 15 hitters and
gave up one hit and one walk.
Ketcham advanced a runner to
When we’re done, there is nothing left to do. second base in the sixth inning,
but stood no chance thereafter.
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SOFTBALL Carolyn Galizia PHOTOS COURTESY OF NOREEN SABIA
FROM PAGE 24
Becker had been the
dominating force for the
Indians, but now their bats
have woken up.
“ e girls get along really
well,” head coach Cristina
Giansante said. “ ey always
are talking about how they
can get better. ey’re just
hitting a lot.”
Mahopac (17-3) awaits
it’s seeding and will play its
rst-round playo game on
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MahopacGIRLSLAX tops Scarsdale in playoff opener
Fall to Mamaroneck in semi nals
BY SKIP PEARLMAN of the second half,” Lieto added, An elated group of Indians celebrates a quarterfinal playoff victory last week at home.
CONTRIBUTING WRITER “but then they went on a run. ey
scored three goals in two minutes, Lopreato had two goals and one and got things going. Our o ense (12 of 17) and ground balls (11),”
e Mahopac varsity girls and led 5-4. en it was 6-4, and assist, and Avery Przymylski had was clicking, and our defense held the coach said. “Natalie Scanlan
lacrosse team’s playo run came 7-4. one goal. them to three in each half, and played well on defense, and
to an end Saturday, May 18, as the caused a lot of turnovers. We got freshman Nicole Panny had a
Indians dropped a 7-5 decision “We got it to 7-5, but we “We jumped out quick and felt Scarsdale out of sync. nice game.”
to No. 6 Mamaroneck in a Class couldn’t get enough good looks at strong,” Lieto said. “Our o ense
A semi nal at Mahopac High the cage,” Lieto added. “And their held the ball the rst ve minutes “Colleen was huge on draws
School. goalie had a very good game. It
was a rough way to go out at home.
e No.2 Indians (13-5) opened Disappointing for the girls, but
Saturday’s semi nal strong, going we had a phenomenal season, had
up 2-1,and leading 4-2 at halftime. great communication and hard
But Mamaroneck (9-9) shut
down the Indians’ o ense, limiting Gigi Genovese led Mahopac
them to one score in the second with two goals, Sophia
half, while putting up ve goals to DeFrancesco, Nicole Panny,
walk o with the upset victory. Christina Lopreato and Zina
McInerney each scored one goal.
“We went up 2-1 to start,we were Jordan Barbagala had six saves in
up at halftime,and our defense was goal for Mahopac.
playing phenomenal,” Mahopac
coach Jim Lieto said. “But in the e Indians led 8-3 at halftime
second half, their defense threw us and were never threatened by No.
o , and we couldn’t get in sync the 7 Scarsdale on ursday, May 16.
way we did against Scarsdale (in
the prior round). DeFrancesco had a hat trick,
Panny had two goals and three
“Our defense held them assists, Lindsay Neilis and Colleen
scoreless for the rst 10 minutes MacNeil each had a goal and one
assist, Eva Jennings had two goals,
Mahopac’s Avery Przymylski looks for Sophia DeFrancesco moves
an opening vs. Scarsdale. the ball vs. Scarsdale in the
Indians’ playoff win.
Christina Lopreato, Katrina Klammer and Paige Kutka celebrate after the Indians beat
THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2019 SPORTS MAHOPAC NEWS PAGE 27
IndiansBASEBALL split ﬁnal two season games with RCK
Playo opener postponed due to rain
BY SKIP PEARLMAN no-hitter through six innings, lineup, had quality at-bats. at into playo s—was scheduled to was scheduled to face No. 1 RCK
CONTRIBUTING WRITER then gave up a two-run homer in was a big for us. A nice win going open the tournament on Monday, on Wednesday, May 22 in a
the seventh. But he was great, I into sectionals.” May 20, but rain caused the game quarter nal. Semi nals were set
e varsity baseball team split wish we could’ve put some runs Mahopac—which has won six to be postponed to Tuesday (too for Saturday, May 25.
its nal two games of regular- on the board behind him. But of its last seven games heading late for this edition). e winner
season action last week, dropping RCK is a good team, they are No.
a 2–0 decision to Roy C. 1 in the playo s, and we played
Ketchum on ursday, May 16 at them close.”
Mahopac, after handing RCK an One day earlier at Ketcham,
8-2 defeat in Dutchess County Casey Tewey picked up the win
one day earlier. for the ‘Pac. APARPR
In ursday’s loss to RCK “Casey did a great job for us
(18-3, the No. 1 seed in the AA that day,” Lugbauer said. “He
tournament), Mahopac was shut kept the batters o balance, and
out by Xavier Kohlhosser, who our defense made plays.”
earned the win in relief.
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Indians topped by No. 1 Mamaroneck
BY SKIP PEARLMAN tried to cut into the de cit, and
CONTRIBUTING WRITER they capitalized on our mistakes.”
Tommy Elliott led Mahopac
e varsity boys lacrosse team with two goals, Drew Riolo and
came up against the top seed in Mike Harney each had one goal.
the playo s on Monday, May 20, Mike Argila had 18 saves in net
and Mamaroneck prevailed in a for Mahopac.
Class A semi nal, 9-4, ending e Indians were also hurt on
Mahopac‘s season. faceo s, losing 14 of 16 overall.
e No. 5 Indians (11-8) “Possession was huge,” Bucello
opened the playo s with a 14-4 said. “It’s something that has hurt
win over No. 12 Ossining on us all year. ey have a high-level
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two days later with a 6-5 upset couldn’t get in a rhythm. But we
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4 North Rockland in overtime. very proud our guys never quit.”
In Monday’s loss at Mama- On May 17 at North Rock-
roneck (17–1), the top seed set land, the Indians had a 5–4 lead
the tone early, scoring eight sec- late in the fourth, but the Raiders
onds into the game. e host tied the game with about a min-
led 2-0 2:00 in, and went up 3-1 ute to play, resulting in overtime.
after one. Mamaroneck led 4-2 Elliott sent home the game-
at halftime, and 6-3 after three winner for Mahopac one minute Anthony Corrado puts a shot on the Ossining net
periods. into overtime, his third goal of in last week’s quarterﬁnal win.
“ ey were up a goal eight the game.
seconds in,” Indians coach Joe “We took a timeout, and set up
Bucello said. “ ey’re so good a clear,” Bucello said of the play. balls and takeaways for us, and up goalie and our
in transition, they move the ball “We got it to Tommy, he got a our defense was really solid. bench. We didn’t let
well, and every kid is a threat. step on his kid, and he ripped it. “We came out red up, and up, and we found
ey play fast, and at a high level. Tommy has been phenomenal in they battled back, but we showed our playo legs in
“Toward the end, we started the playo s for us, he’s brought resiliency and got a goal when we that game.”
pressuring on defense and rush- his play to the next level. John needed it,” Bucello added.
ing shots,” the coach added. “We Dundon got a bunch of ground Zach Estevez had one goal and
two assists for Mahopac, Harney
and Matt Riley each added one
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