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The Katonah-Lewisboro Times 07.25.19

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Training to
save lives
Goldens Bridge Fire Department
practices water safety drills

e Goldens Bridge Fire Department Members of the marine unit of the Goldens Bridge Fire Department launch their rescue
led joint water-rescue training drills last boat into the Muscoot Reservoir for joint training exercises with the marine unit of the
week with the dual purpose of sharpening
their skills and raising water safety aware- Croton Falls Fire Department and dive team unit of the Yorktown Heights Fire Department.

Northern Westchester’s picturesque res- of potential water emergency • Know your limitations and abilities.
ervoirs and lakes are popular summer spots Carelessness and inexperience get you in
for recreational boaters, shermen and realities, but we also use this trouble.
swimmers, said Fire Chief James McMa-
nus. opportunity to educate the • Avoid overloading your boat with gear
and people. Small boats are prone to cap-
“People sometimes don’t realize their Chief James McManus and 2nd Assistant Chief Dennis Delborgo, thousands of recreational sizing.
physical limitations or their inability to Goldens Bridge Fire Department;, Chief Jason Swart, Yorktown boaters that come from
swim—and that’s when they get into Heights Fire Department; and 2nd Assistant Chief Jeff Daday, Westchester and New York • Always wear life-saving otation de-
trouble,” McManus said. “A little common Croton Falls Fire Department, confer during a post-drill analysis and City to sh, swim or just en- vices.
sense and knowing your abilities go a long evaluation of the exercises and how their members executed the joy the sun on the reservoirs
way to practicing good water safety.” training maneuvers at the Muscoot Reservoir in Goldens Bridge. and lakes abundant in the • Never consume alcohol while on the
e drills took place on the Mus- northern region of the coun-
coot Reservoir o Route 138 in Goldens • Know your swimming ability. Avoid
Bridge—the same place where the frozen rine equipment and simulated rescues of ty,” McManus said. exhaustion or you may not be able to pull
bodies of two New York City shermen yourself back into the boat.
were discovered on New Year’s Day. Joining boaters and swimmers in distress or in need Whether a weekend shing excursion in
Goldens Bridge were neighboring depart- • Respect the water, even the calmness of
ments from Yorktown and Croton Falls. of medical attention. the reservoir or a swim in a lake, McManus lakes and reservoirs.

e three re departments participated “ ese training drills sharpen the skills o ered some safety tips to avoid a day of
in drills that included deployment of ma-
of re ghters and prepare us for a number recreation from turning into a tragedy:

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Bedford hires new parks chief

BY TOM BARTLEY of the town’s three major parks. at left Soi, one of the depart- Soi before. “Chris is a talented Christopher Soi
CONTRIBUTING WRITER A Rockland native and ment’s two assistant superinten- recreation professional and will
dents since 2017, as the acting be an asset to the town’s Rec- his predecessor in the superin-
Christopher Soi, a 13-year Dutchess resident, Soi brings to head. e other assistant, Kyle reation and Parks Department tendent’s chair. Heidepriem of-
veteran of community recreation his new endeavor the experience and the Bedford community,”
in Westchester, will assume di- he’s acquired in recreation lead- ornton, has been on medical said Zambrano, who was village cially retired at the end of May
rection next month of Bedford’s ership positions in four other leave but was expected to return manager in Ossining when Soi but was held over by the Town
park and rec o erings. Westchester municipalities. this week. was managing its playgrounds Board as a per diem consultant,
and greenspace. in part at least to smooth the
Now the acting chief of Yor- Since 2006, he has served as e town board formally put transition to his successor. “I
ktown’s rec department, he suc- a rec supervisor in Briarcli , Soi on the payroll—at $120,000 Soi said he plans to commute plan on speaking with him next
ceeds William Heidepriem, assistant superintendent (New a year, e ective Aug. 12—at its to his Cherry Street o ce from week in more detail,” Soi said of
who has been superintendent Castle), superintendent (Os- June 16 meeting, a week after his home in Wappingers Falls, Heidepriem.
of the Bedford Recreation and sining town and village) and conducting a series of closed- where he lives with his wife,
Parks Department since 2001. assistant superintendent (Yor- door interviews for the rec po- Jessica, and daughters Jacque-
ktown). sition. line, 8, and Josephine, 4.
Soi, 45, will oversee rec pro-
grams in Katonah and the His expected departure from “A lot of people threw their While eager to “come in and
town’s other two hamlets, each Yorktown has o cials there hat in,” Soi said of the interview move the ball forward,” Soi said
with its own budget, each with scrambling to ll leadership process on July 9, “so I was pret- in a telephone interview, he will
its own pool and memorial vacancies in their own parks ty excited about being selected “take some time to do an assess-
park. Katonah Memorial Park, and recreation operation. e and having the opportunity to ment [and meet] with people in
a 45-acre-plus presence over- department’s chief since 2016, come here.” the town, including representa-
looking the downtown area, was Superintendent Todd Orlowski, tives of organizations.”
ranked as the most heavily used resigned last month to take up At least one Bedford of-
similar duties in North Castle. cial, Comptroller Abraham He also expects to talk with
Zambrano, has worked with

CROSSING Pizza Night” with a showing of the classic Robert “Bob” Reidy—“Barns, Bridges & Tavern Challenge 5K/10K/1Mile Run/
1982 lm “E.T.the Extra-Terrestrial,”about Landmarks of the Hudson River Val- Walk presented by Domino Sugar. To
FROM PAGE 2 a gentle alien stranded on Earth. ley”—will be held from noon to 4 p.m. sign up for the 1 mile, 5K, 10K or kids
Saturday and Sunday ( July 27-28) at fun run races, visit and at
Learn simple, everyday steps you can take KIDS CAN LEARN ABOUT THE Muscoot Farm, 51 Route 100, Somers.
to maintain comprehension and concen- MOON AND MAKE ALIENS
tration to keep your brain healthy, happy e pieces were recently donated to the Tankards will be awarded to rst-place
and functioning well—to stay vital and At 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 29, children Somers Historical Society. A closing re- male and female nishers in each race,
sharp for a long time. in grades three through ve are invited ception will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, with other prizes for top nishers in vari-
to “Make Your Own Alien.” ey will July 28. e silent auction will end at 2:30 ous age groups. All levels of runners are
TEEN OFFERINGS: YOGA, imagine life on other planets and design p.m. Sunday, July 28. welcome.
TECHNOLOGY AND E.T. their own aliens based on what we know
about our solar system. e space fun con- Lewisboro Land Trust’s Beginning an hour earlier than last
ere are a variety of activities for teens tinues at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, with the 25th Birthday Party year’s challenge, the rst starting bell will
in middle and high school the week of “Back to the Moon” program. “Knowl- ring at 830 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 2. Run-
July 29. “Yoga on the Lawn,” which at edge to Grow On” presents this fun and Lewisboro Land Trust is celebrating 25 ners (and walkers) will wind through the
6:30 p.m. Monday, July 29, teaches teens educational program celebrating the 50th years with a birthday party at Mountain hills and country lanes of South Salem,
the tools to de-stress before the new anniversary of the Moon Landing. Lakes Pavilion from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Sun- starting and nishing at St. John’s Church
school year (bring a yoga mat). At the day, Aug. 18. on Spring Street, where a barbecue and
“NASA Space Science Workshop” at e “Lullaby Workshop” at 10:30 a.m. liquid refreshment will await the com-
7 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, “Knowledge to Tuesday, July 30, is for all ages and fami- e festivities will include cocktails petitors and their families.
Grow On” will give an introduction to lies. Learn how to create your own lullaby and hors d’oeuvres on the beach, a photo
NASA’s aerospace program. Teens will for your little one with Reach Out Arts of booth, music, dinner, and dessert. In addition to celebrating Labor Day
build a prototype lunar module and learn the Hudson Valley. Open to young ones and encouraging tness in the com-
the struggles that NASA workers faced in with their mothers, fathers, siblings, aunts, Ticket prices start at $75 per person. munity, the event raises money to help
their attempt to reach the moon. uncles and grandparents. Learn old songs, For ticket info and reservations, visit lew- the work of the Community Center of
adapt the old songs and help create new and click on “25th Northern Westchester and the parish.
“Design Your Own APP” takes place at songs. Open to all—including those who Birthday Party” on the left-hand side of
4:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 31. Teens will feel they “can’t sing!” the screen. e cost is $30 per runner or walker for
learn how to create a unique application us- the 5K and 10K races; $15 for the 1 mile
ing both coding and design skills, using free Art Show at Muscoot Church Tavern Challenge run; and $10 per child (12 and under) for
software that allows users to create graphical the 1K fun run. On site day-of registra-
user interfaces.On Friday,Aug.2,beginning An art show featuring select works of Registration has opened for the 2019 tion is also available.
at 6:30 p.m., there is a “Teen Movie and St. John’s Parish Labor Day Church
Contact the parish o ce at 914-763-
8273 for more information.

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Mercedes Benz public hearing adjourned
Expanding dealership looks to quell neighborhood concerns


e Lewisboro Planning Board de-

clared last week that expanding the Mer-

cedes Benz dealership in Goldens Bridge

would have no substantial environmental

e ects on the surrounding area.

In a 4-0 vote, the board adopted a

“negative declaration” under the New York

State Environmental Quality Review Act,

thereby expediting an environmental re-

view at the state level.
Issues satis ed by the vote include light- A rendering of the proposed expansion to Mercedes Benz

ing and tra c.

Before getting shovels in the ground, “ ey have the right to want to improve vironmentally and operationally. for accommodating neighborhood con-

however, Mercedes Benz still needs Plan- their business. We have the right to want “ is is a signi cant improvement to cerns. He noted, however, that the sale of

ning Board approval of its site plan. to live in a quiet atmosphere,”Troiani said. this piece of property,” said Sullivan, who his home to Mercedes Benz is contingent

As proposed, the dealership’s showroom “ at’s why we moved up into this area; called it a “handsome addition to the on the expansion being approved.

would expand from 12,400 square feet to for the serenity of it. Not to have a mon- streetscape.” In addition to having a vested nancial

50,900 square feet; the service building strosity dealership at the bottom of my In response to concerns over lighting, interest, Castelli said, “I also have a vested

would expand from 18,200 square feet road.” particularly at night, Sullivan said the interest in being a good neighbor.”

to 20,900 square feet and a three-level, Planning Board member Greg LaSorsa xtures would be “dark-sky compliant,” “I believe that [owner Tom Maoli] and

38,460-square-foot parking garage for said this issue seems like a “solvable prob- meaning they are designed to reduce light his architects will do whatever is reason-

129 cars would be constructed. lem.” Before reconvening, board members pollution. e lights must remain on at able to accommodate all of my neighbors,”

Several neighbors of the Route 22 deal- will take site visits to residents’ homes to night, Sullivan said, because “we need to Castelli said. “ ey are good people. ey

ership raised issues of aesthetics, noise and get a better understanding of the views maintain a level of security. at’s what it’s are good citizens of our community.”

landscaping. they will see. there for.” A public hearing on the site plan was

Sandra Troiani, of Green Hill Road, said John Sullivan, the project architect, said Robert Castelli, a former New York adjourned until the board can complete its

for example that she doesn’t want to be able the bottom line is that the new building State assemblyman who lives on Green site visits. It is also awaiting more infor-

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e following information was DOG AT THE POOL e dog’s owner, who lives on BEACH TRESPASSERS MAN WITH SWORD

provided by the Lewisboro Police Around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Main Street, was noti ed. ree people from out of Around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July

Department. July 16, police responded to town reportedly trespassed at 21, police responded to a report

a complaint that a dog was at SEIZURE AT CHASE BANK Lake Waccabuc around 4:30 of a man walking down Trues-

CAR CRASH the Lewisboro Town Pool. Po- A customer at Chase Bank in p.m. Sunday, July 21. e people dale Lake Road in South Salem

A distracted driver rear-ended lice said the woman who had Cross River su ered a seizure were from Mamaroneck, New carrying a sword and talking to

another motorist on Bouton brought the dog promised to around 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20. Jersey and Connecticut. Police himself. e man told police that

Road in South Salem shortly af- take it home and not bring it to e person, who has a seizure said they cleaned up after them- he found the sword in a garbage

ter 8 a.m. Monday, July 15. the pool area again. disorder, was not transported to selves and left the area without can and was bringing it home to

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A vehicle backing out of a Police arrived and took the

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vehicle that was driving through fering from heat exhaustion, to
the parking lot in the Goldens South Salem Animal Hospital,
Bridge Shopping Center, around with a core temperature of 105.7
3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16. No degrees Fahrenheit. It was pro-

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Positivity e zero top reasons to mind
the mindfulness movement
Do you READING, Another phrase
have a WRITING & that intrigued me Have you noticed the mailbox once or twice
favorite CHOCOLATE recently is attrib- that there’s a a week because going once
phrase or mantra KIM uted to an Arab whole cottage a day is too disruptive to
that helps get KOVACH proverb, “When industry of folks out there the weekly ow of life.
you through the danger approach- whose job they think it is
day? I remember es, sing to it.” at BRUCE Ironically, the same pro-
an episode of is a lovely call to

“Seinfeld” where bravery and cour-

George Costanza’s father invoked age in the face of darkness. to tell the rest of us how BRUCE ductivity and mindfulness
to do our job—or how to APAR overlords warning us away
the phrase, “Serenity now!” several Each night before I drift o to get through our day. If you from our digital obsessions

times a day during stressful situ- sleep, I am thankful for all of the

ations. He was always yelling the positive things that I have experi- haven’t noticed it, as I have, are themselves obsessed

words, so I don’t think he under- enced during the day. I am grate- then you must be too busy with digits—the numerical

stood the concept of serenity. ful to still be able to talk with my actually getting work done sort—in the headlines of

My family was not big on posi- parents, a sunny day, driving safely, without their help. What were you think- their articles.

tive phrases and a rmations. e a new writing class opportunity, ing?! “27 Productivity Hacks for Superhuman

only phrase I remember my dad walking with my neighbor, catch- So, let me ll you in. You just gotta love Performance” is one I recently spotted. It’s

saying to me when I was a kid was, ing up with friends on the phone, these self-appointed purveyors of productiv- by Jari Roomer of Personal Growth Lab.

“Straighten up and y right!” but publishing a new article, eating ity and merchants of mindfulness who have Once upon a time, aspiring keyboardists

he was referring to my posture. As chocolate ice cream, meeting new so much free time on their hands that they were seduced by the irresistible promise of

a young adult, I became aware of students, reading a good book, and lecture the rest of us on what not to do with “How to Play Piano in 10 Easy Lessons.”

those classic sayings—“When life feeling healthy. I acknowledge the our precious time. No, we don’t just gotta Today, it’s “ e 3 Keys to Becoming Irresist-

gives you lemons, make lemonade!” small things, as our daily lives are love them. We just gotta tell them to mind ible,” by John Gorman, published on the

and “See the glass as half full, not made up of many positives big and their own mindfulness business. website Medium.

half empty.” small. ese gurus all seem to work from the Or how about “21 Behaviors at Will

Self-help books are big business You may not know this, but I same dog-eared playbook on how to man- Make You Brilliant at Creativity & Re-

o ering platitudes and advice for think Cross River is a hub of posi- age and minimize that bane of 21st-century lationships,” by Benjamin Hardy, also on

all of our modern-day problems. tivity. If you are feeling down or existence: digital diversions. Medium.

When I see an interesting quote or woke up on the wrong side of the Chapter 1 says we need to not check our And while we’re browsing Medium,

phrase, I like to write it down or bed, just drive over to Cross River. email or text messages as often as we do. let’s not forget “10 Habits of Unsuccessful

cut it out of a magazine and keep First, stop into the Shell Sta- Excuse me for a minute while I double over People You Don’t Want to Copy,” by Darius

it on my desk. Some of my favor- tion where you will be greeted by gu awing. Stop checking texts and emails Foroux. (All of these are real.)

ites include “Go where you are the ever-cheerful Adalberto who every chance we get? Good luck with that For those who need virtual assistance to

celebrated!” “Do what you love and encourages you to “Create a nice unsage piece of advice. keep themselves focused, you might want

the money will follow” and “Life day!” Next, stop by the Cross River You might as well tell a cat to not land on to consider downloading Big Brother-like

begins at the end of your comfort Post O ce, where people actually its feet. apps—RescueTime and Be Focused are

zone.” hold the door open for you. Follow You might as well tell a professional two—that peer over your shoulder to moni-

Another positive quote that I that with a visit to Chase Bank, athlete to not say, “We played real good,” tor how much time you are spending (or

have on my desk is attributed to where you will be welcomed with instead of “We played real well.” wasting) on sundry tasks and on stultifying

Ralph Waldo Emerson, “ e only smiles and friendly chit-chat about You might as well tell a practicing bigot to social media pages.

person you are destined to become your weekend plans. not be intolerant of what he chooses to not ere is a Medium article I saw months

is the person you decide to be.” Finally, take a few laps around understand. ago whose author un-ironically exhorted

Positive mantras can come from the John Jay track. For years, I used In other words, you might as well save readers to not spend too much time im-

unusual places. Watching a seg- to walk around this track with your breath. mersed in productivity blogs like his, but

ment of the show, “Her Big Idea,” a friend very early in the morn- Come to think of it, why do we check our instead spend the time getting to work be-

about women business owners in ing before work or after work by email so often? For the same sage reason of- ing productive. No joke.

New York, one business owner myself. e track was not purple fered by mountaineer George Leigh Mallory Since I’m referring you to these self-help

said that when she and her part- back then when I did my regular when asked why he wanted to climb Mount articles and apps, does that mean my above

ner discuss ideas or practices that laps. e exercise—walking or Everest: “Because it’s there.” comments about ignoring productivity and

did not work well they encourage running—and the time alone with We check messages so often because they mindfulness hacks were a joke?

each other by saying “KMF” (Keep your thoughts are positive addi- always are there, anew, a continuous stream I don’t know, but feel free to consult my

Moving Forward). tions to any day. After this positiv- that washes over us. In the Predigitalic Age, life coach for further insight. Not to worry if

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MAN blood pressure number? one to prop up my head, and of no beaches here at 2:55 p.m, thing quieter than a quiet piano
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times, so I have to load up the were starting to lap at my feet. and you’ll need to walk about you were a kid. I fully admit to
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ing from Wells in the of entertaining gear. I have a at my lap we had to move three went back to Wells Beach and idiotic when I was a young
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Combating bullying starts at home

Dear Dr. Linda, serious. When I meet with a Unfortunately, the adults in report that teasing and belit- STRONG
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know that it’s going to prob- and teachers—don’t know how lives are more likely to become
buzzword today. With too ably a ect the rest of her or much they may have caused a bullies themselves. Because DR. LINDA
much usage, parents and his life. Kids who bully, and child to become a bully or the they felt bullied by one or both SILBERT
teachers may not take it their victims, are permanently victim of bullying. Please write parents, they grew up believing
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because it not only a ects their them respect. Model non-
child’s schooling but his or her For years, parents and teach- bullying behavior in your
whole life. ers dealt with the bully by interactions with them and
punishing the behavior or by they’ll nd themselves doing
Research has taught us that ignoring it. ey dealt with the the same.
parents and teachers who victim by saying such things as,
tease, belittle, ridicule and are “Just walk away,” or “Stop be- Dr. Linda
sarcastic because they think ing a tattle tale,” or “Punch him
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of heavy groceries, nally realized what Shaking my head, I went back and one bunch of bananas,” she “OK, you’re all set,” she said. “Is there
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ture. DWYER Always check yourself and kids hours may not be safe to eat.
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unexpected dangers, from insect year from being left alone in screen. tick on your body, a doctor will for more than one hour. Always
bites to heat stroke, with poten- hot cars? Sometimes busy or likely prescribe antibiotics and have a cooler with ice available
tially serious consequences. exhausted parents either forget 4. INSECTS monitor for symptoms. so you can store leftover perish-
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John Jay/Lewisboro Lightning
finish regular season in first

e John Jay/Lewisboro Lightning posted a 13-1-1 regular season record to head into the 13-and-

under ‘B’ Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League playo s as the top seed.

Lewisboro defeated the Stony Point Patriots 3-1 and 13-4 in a doubleheader Saturday, July 20, at Fox

Valley Town Park (Katonah).

e team’s roster consists of Robbie Briggs, Nick Fassert, Will Sanz, Aidan Aybar, Jay Uppal, Ian

Maslow, Nate Baer, Mike Aiello, Sean McGannon, Wyatt Dutton, George Caratzas, Cameron Swee and

Will Pollitt. Michael Aiello is the team’s coach. SEE BASEBALL PAGE 13

Aidan Aybar legs out a triple.

Robbie Briggs slides into third.

Nate Baer heads for third.

Will Pollitt






Coach Michael Aiello
and the Lightning have a

meeting on the mound.

Jay Uppal pitches for the
Lightning last Saturday.

Sean McGannon watches the ball into his glove at first base. Will Sanz connects on Nate Baer slides into second
a hit against the Stony well ahead of the throw.


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