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The Katonah-Lewisboro Times 08.29.19

VOL. 2 NO. 24 Visit for the latest news. THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2019

Work ‘finally’ begins
on 684 in Katonah

BY TOM BARTLEY run-down roadway between Route 35 and

CONTRIBUTING WRITER Harris Road. at stretch, roughly a mile

and a half to two miles of heavily traveled

e long-sought state resurfacing of interstate, has long drawn criticism from

I-684 in Katonah, a stretch of pavement public o cials, private citizens and rst

crumbling under a half-century’s relent- responders as unsafe and long overdue for

less pounding of cars and trucks, quietly resurfacing.

became a reality this week. is week’s start of that work capped a

Without the fanfare that routinely ac- frustrating, two-decade e ort by Bedford

companies major public works projects, to prod the state into action. In the cam-

signs went up on the interstate last week paign, hundreds of residents petitioned

announcing the scheduled start of work Albany, demanding attention to the road’s

this past Monday, Aug. 26. Bedford Su- defects, and the Town Board repeatedly

pervisor Chris Burdick, who for years has and formally called for the same thing.

PHOTO COURTESY OF “A FISH STORY” pressured the state Department of Trans- At least twice the town was assured that

Sam Roberts used his life as inspiration to write “A Fish Story.” portation (DOT) to make the needed money for the rehab was on the way only

Healing hearts repairs, said in a statement that the work to see that funding siphoned o by higher

could be completed,weather permitting,by priority projects elsewhere. e abrupt

late November or early December. reversals burned Burdick. In 2017, he re-

Burdick was not available to discuss the members, the supervisor had proudly an-

‘A Fish Story’ returns years after its repaving last week, but in his weekly news- nounced the state’s commitment then was
Bedford Playhouse debut
letter, the supervisor said he was “thrilled” left “with egg on my face”when the money

by the state’s action. was diverted.

A DOT spokesperson, Heather M. Perhaps recalling such abrupt shifts in

Pillsworth, con rmed the project’s start DOT priorities, politicians were posi-

BY HELU WANG movie he made, aptly named “A Fish Story.” in an email late last week. “Paving will be tively low key this time as an I-684 over-
STAFF WRITER For him, making the lm was therapy,
done at night and require lane closures, haul at last became a reality. Ordinarily, a
Sam Roberts wishes he could sh with and he’s hoping it will feel like therapy for
his father just one more time. anyone in the audience who’s ever dealt with starting with the northbound center and multi-million-dollar highway restoration is
Although he knows it could never hap- left lanes,”she said. worthy of trumpets and breathless press re-
pen—his father died 1986—Roberts’mem- SEE FISH PAGE 9
ories of these special times are preserved in a At an estimated cost of more than $9 leases. In this case, though the rehab work

million, Morano Brothers Corp. (Cro- had already hit DOT’s drawing boards by

ton-on-Hudson) has been contracted to SEE 684 PAGE 4
ll potholes, repair cracks and repave the

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684 “Finally— nally— we are Sent last ursday, Aug. 23, Scott, in his Facebook posting, majority of its cement nish and
going to be able to pave this,” two days after a reporter’s query thanked “everyone who made texture thereby reducing friction.”
FROM PAGE 1 Bedford Councilman Don Scott about Scott’s Facebook post, the enough noise, and I do mean we Less friction means drivers have
announces in the video, shot be- email credited a handful of state had to make some noise, to get less control of their vehicles.
May, been put out to bid by June side the busy interstate, its tra c legislators with nding the mil- this road taken care of.”
and had contracts negotiated thundering in the background. lions to pay for highway repairs. In November, Burdick sum-
weeks ago, the o cial channels “Construction will begin in just Indeed, concerned residents moned regional DOT o cials,
of communication remained a couple of weeks,” he says in the ey included two Westchester and elected o cials have been including Lance MacMillan,
markedly silent. Aug. 19 posting. senators, Peter Harckham of Ka- making noise for some 20 years. director of the agency’s Pough-
tonah and Shelley Mayer of Yon- But over the past year and a half, keepsie district o ce, to a meet-
It fell instead to Facebook to By contrast, Pillsworth, kers, and Assemblyman David some local voices were growing ing with the Town Board as well
make the community aware— DOT’s regional information of- Buchwald of White Plains. more insistent. as the area’s Albany lawmakers,
and give motorists at least some and an in-person presentation by
advance notice—that the grad- cer, only con rmed the repav- Asked last week about their Dean Pappas was chief of the Nardone of his roadway studies.
ers and pavers were on their way ing in a terse, one-paragraph ability to pry loose the needed Katonah Volunteer Fire Depart-
to x the troubled road. email. money—normally an open invi- ment in spring 2018 when he e supervisor, backed by
tation to political chest thump- warned that the unsafe interstate the board and legislators, urged
FOR RENT ing—both senators, through put more than his re ghters in DOT to make I-684’s repair a
Heritage Hills press aides, had nothing to say. jeopardy. In a letter to Buchwald, “must-do” project.
Each promised future informa- he noted that the department’s
1 BEDROOM/1.5 BATH, 960 SQ. FT. tion, perhaps as early as this week. heavy re and EMS vehicles In a February resolution, the
$2300/MO. PLUS Security Deposit had to lower their speed to navi- board unanimously implored
Such a close-mouthed ap- gate what he called ird World local lawmakers to “include suf-
Non-Negotiable, 1 Year Lease Minimum proach could suggest that politi- conditions on I-684. at slowed
cians, having been once burned response times, he said, adding to cient funds in the New York
Max Occupancy: 2 • No Pets by DOT, are twice cautious when the peril of anyone caught up in State budget for the long over-
Renter Pays Water Usage, Electric,Telephone/Wireless/Cable it comes to heralding highway the emergency. due repair of this dangerous
projects. stretch” of highway. But when
Optional: Alarm System Activation A few months later, in Sep-
e lawmakers appear to prefer tember, Peter Nardone, a Ka- scal 2020’s spending plan went
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• Open Floor Plan • Terrace • Gym/Outdoor Pool Access • Central Air/Heat • release last month announcing a drumbeat. In a letter to DOT for Katonah’s troubled road.
million-dollar repaving of Cen- o cials, he detailed the speci c
To apply, email [email protected] tral Park Avenue in Yonkers. But hazards inherent in the highway’s Still, as Burdick addressed the
All applications MUST be faxed to 914.232.0227 her news ash came more than a worn pavement. annual Katonah Forum in May,
month after the work had begun he expressed cautious hope that
and only weeks before its sched- Insisting a high-friction as- repaving work might yet take
uled completion phalt overlay was “urgently re- place this year. It appears now
quired,” Nardone pointed out, that the supervisor clearly was
Buchwald, for his part, also is- among other things, that the ex- correct about the work; it re-
sued no formal bulletin but did isting pavement, poured in 1969, mained unclear going into this
provide, in response to a query, was “worn down and has lost the week just how the state is paying
the $9.2 million price tag. for it.

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Paper Trail Alone with my thoughts

Ilove paper. Lined paper, blank paper, of my daily activities. As an adult, I gave up This weekend I’m reporting rst interview with the company
notecards, stationery, and stick-on notes. keeping a diary and instead, I have a calendar to you from sunny Belmar, 39 years ago, I stressed how easy it
As long as I can remember, I’ve enjoyed to keep track of my activities and classes and New Jersey. I know every would be to replace me. And the

inch of this small shore town that company, realizing what a valu-

walking up and down the writing deadlines, as well as a booms with able asset that

aisles in o ce supply stores day planner with big boxes to summer rentals. is, hired me on

and back-to-school displays READING, write down my daily accom- I’ve been com- MAN the spot. Since
WRITING & ing here now
to admire all of the wonder- plishments. “Good stories in OVERBOARD then they have
ful varieties of ledgers and CHOCOLATE my ction writing class this
for a summer RICK never been able
folders and index cards. KIM morning! Drove to the post weekend for the MELÉN to nd anyone as
last 25 years, easily replaceable
Years ago, old fashioned KOVACH o ce, did grocery shopping

o ce supply stores were and walked two miles with by myself. It’s as me, and thus

a treasure trove of leather my neighbor!” a great chance they have never

ledgers and journals and desk I save special cards sent by to recharge my replaced me.

accessories. In the olden days, people took their family and friends. Holiday cards, birthday batteries and be alone with my My hotel is right across from

desk accessories seriously. Elaborate matching cards and thank you cards are valued, especially thoughts for a couple days. You the beach, and the minute I park

desk sets included fancy letter openers, pencil if the sender took the time to write a per- should try it, and if you want to, my car in a GREAT space on

holders, fountain pens and leather trimmed sonal message inside. I have a box of drawings you can be alone with your own Tenth Avenue 12 drivers in a row

desk blotters. Once in a while an ornate desk and cards from my young students that have thoughts instead of mine. Why pull up next to me and ask me

set will appear on Antiques Roadshow, some- sentimental value, too. I also hold onto miscel- haven’t you done this already? when I’m leaving. I’m used to that

times made by Ti any. laneous articles of interest, recipes, old address Because when you mentioned question from my old girlfriend’s

As a tween, I received a new diary every books (my friend, Ellen, wins the prize for the that you were thinking of taking Mom so it doesn’t bother me.

Christmas. Each pink or red leather diary was most address changes) and envelopes of di er- a weekend for yourself in Belmar ere aren’t many hotels around

lled with clean lined pages waiting for my ent sizes. your wife’s eyes lit up thinking of here and this is a quirky place in-

inner thoughts to be expressed. “Victor walked My desk drawer contains an assortment of the peace and quiet, the freedom deed. ere is no smoking allowed

next to me on the way to the lunchroom black, red and blue pens, colored pencils, mark- to do what she wants when she inside any of the rooms, which all

today!!” Some of the diaries had gold edges ers, a stapler, scotch tape, yellow sticky notes, wants, not having to deal with all smell like smoke as if they were

on the pages, others had a special tiny key to paper clips, postage stamps, scissors and a ruler. your disgusting habits (you really burning parts of the Amazon

keep prying eyes from reading my inner secrets. Of course I have lots of writing paper on the need to clean up your act). You’re jungle in there. ere may be other

“Victor said, ‘Hop on’ and gave me a ride on his shelf of the small bookcase next to my desk. To thinking that there’s a slim chance policies that are loosely enforced,

mini bike today!!” this day, I still enjoy back to school shopping to that the place could function but I don’t care because I’m right

I was the kind of kid who loved writing to replenish my supply of white and yellow lined without you. across from the beach.

pen pals. If I met a friendly girl by the hotel writing pads, pocket folders in a variety of pri- It’s the same reason that many In the afternoon I pedaled my

pool on summer vacation, I would exchange mary colors, envelopes, and sticky notes. I like Americans won’t take time o bike over to Point Pleasant to see

addresses with her and then add her to my pen to wander up and down the aisles at Staples work to go on vacation. It’s if the place lived up to its name.

pal list. Of course that meant I needed lots of or Target to purchase a fresh batch of manila because they are afraid that the As I crossed the Manasquan River

stationery. I loved selecting colorful stationery folders, a new ream of printer paper and pastel company will realize how easy I noticed a sign that said “Bridge

with matching envelopes. My favorite statio- colored index cards. I always make sure that I it is to get along without them, Freezes Before Road.” I couldn’t

nery as a young letter writer had white pages have extra pens for my writing class students! and they will become expendable. help wondering, how much be-

with blue edges and a blue swirly script letter Kim Kovach enjoys Post-it notes of all sizes. Re- e day that your company hired fore? Is this something I should be

“K” in the left hand corner. I still have one member to sign up for morning and evening adult you they began the long process worrying about in August? Some-

sheet of that special stationery that I saved in writing classes for the fall at the Pound Ridge of eventually replacing you with body felt it was important enough

the back of my desk drawer. Library beginning Tuesday, Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m., somebody younger and smarter to put the sign up, so I used ex-

And calendars! I love calendars—the kind and Tuesday, September 17, 10:30 a.m. kimko- that they can pay less money to. treme caution. I parked my bike at

with beautiful landscape photos or photos of Most people don’t understand SEE MELEN PAGE 7

cows or just with big boxes to write down all that, but I do. When I went for my

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the neighborhood.” ask not for an opinion, but for a amazing things can happen by for spray-painting lines on a town
BRUCE mundane fact, like, “Does anyone just talking with the people next road to warn motorists of what he
APAR STUDIES IN SOCIOLOGY know what time it is now?” door.” at’s a worthy sentiment, deemed danger spots.
Forums of social media like for sure.
Once upon a time, we’d at example is meant to be e well-meaning, if transgres-
go next door to borrow Nextdoor also are studies in a joke, of course, but it’s also not e platform is well designed, sive, gent was charged with a
a cup of sugar from a sociology. Given their druthers, as far from the truth as it at rst with its user interface cleanly and misdemeanor for painting gra ti
neighbor. many people today would sooner sounds. Social media neighbors clearly organized. on public property, so, in the eyes of
ask a neighbor for an opinion on sooner will ask each other such the law at least, a hero he is not.
In these times, we go Nextdoor. a pediatric dentist than Google things as what time a store closes, You can follow or start a topic
It’s news to no one that something like “best dentists for where responses may or may not for discussion; start or join a group; I don’t have an opinion to share
Facebook is a virtual village green children near me.” At the least, be accurate, rather than go to here on this colorful community
where people trade recommenda- they’ll do both. Google, where the answer, readily nd goods and services for sale contretemps, but I do look forward
tions (“We love their spaghetti found on the store’s own web- or for free; see which stores and to the Nextdoor thread that has
squash so much we asked for the Likewise, we’d sooner ask site, presumably is 100 percent services your neighbors have voted people debating this incident’s
recipe, so it doesn’t cost as much people in our orbit what they accurate. as favorites; and invite people to “copycat crime”of someone saying
to enjoy it!”) and condemnations thought of the new Marvel events or meetings. they knocked down mailboxes on
(“Waiting 30 minutes for a table superhero movie than rely on a WARM RESPONSES OVER their block to protect their neigh-
is intolerable, and we even lied professional lm critic (which COLD BOTS ere’s a pet directory where you bors from receiving unwanted junk
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You can’t trust anyone nowa- breed). In a world gone tech-tonic, up with other owners; a handy
days!”). with digital devices diminishing map and a listing to show which Talk about “going postal.”
Now, there’s, In the evolving vernacular of and devaluing physical interac- of your immediate neighbors are
one of the newest online com- social media, the meaning of the tion, it’s hardly surprising that using Nextdoor; tips from public Bruce “ e Blog” Apar is a writer,
munities that, I’ve noticed, has word “neighbor” has expanded. folks favor the warmth of a agencies such as the Postal Service; publicist, actor, and civic volunteer.
been gaining traction locally. I It increasingly implies not only response cloaked in humanity and a blog of “inspiring stories of He is sole proprietor of regional
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it’s very well nanced, so it has about anybody in your town dutifully delivering “Just the facts, the ghostwriter for new ForbesBooks
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FISH a cabin for his family, but died before it Somers High School PTSA - Class of 2020
was nished. e regret of not getting to Proudly Serves Up
FROM PAGE 1 enjoy his father’s “heaven on earth” cabin The SHS 1st Annual
with him inspired Roberts to write the
“What a gift if you can change the bro- movie.
ken hearts and give them a reason to look
forward,”Roberts said. “I truly believe at that moment my fa-
ther was saying to me ‘stop wishing about
e movie, a story about loss and love, the past and start living your life. You’ll
will return to town this ursday, seven be nothing if you hang on to the past’,”
years after its debut at the Bedford Play- Roberts said.
house. e lm features Roberts’family and
some local residents. To match the surrounding scenery of
his father’s cabin, Roberts, who’s original-
Longtime Katonah resident Patrick ly from Canada, went back to his home
Collins, who plays the role of a sheri suf- country and spent two years scouting a
fering from the misconception that he left lakeside site. He found the perfect cabin,
his best friend to die, is one of them. Hav- matched the topography, and shot the
ing performed in over 30 movies, Collins movie on 35mm lm to give the audience
said “A Fish Story” was di erent from any the “look and feel” of the real site.
other movie he’s done.
Roberts moved to Bedford more than
“ e experience is so unique,” Collins two decades ago, and was glad to see his
said. “It’s a collaborative work and con-
nected with so many people.” rst movie come back to the community,
where he raised his kids, coached base-
e lm was shot in Lac-Sainte-Ma- ball and connected with many families.
rie, a remote town in Canada. e lming
involved many people in the town, who e lm’s debut raised over $40,000 for
o ered their places up for locations and a local grief-counseling center. Over the
helped build sets. years, Roberts said the movie has won
17 awards, including best lm, best actor
e main setting, a cabin, was pre- and a writer’s award.
served as “Sam’s Cabin.” Years later, the
town also built a podium to honor the “One thing I always feel about the
movie. movie, is that in a very special way it
touches people’s hearts,” Roberts said.
e movie is an homage to Roberts’
father, who spent a lot of time building

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DR. LINDA though she’s intelligent enough Do you get angry when she standing the nuances of what
SILBERT to get all A’s, I’m not optimistic Emotionally and socially doesn’t do well on a test? Do is being said to them. Others
about high school. healthy students have many at- you ground or punish her when have a nonverbal disorder that
Dear Dr. Linda, tributes that help them succeed. she gets bad grades? Are you a stops them from learning cues to
After reading your column I had her tested for ADD Among those attributes are perfectionist seeking to make social and physical interactions.
and ADHD but have been told knowing how to manage their your child perfect? Does your
last year, I, too, went out and that she doesn’t have either behavior well. ey have good daughter feel responsible for ose children need language
bought boxes, bins, baskets and one. I feel she has some kind coping skills. ey know how your happiness? Do you live in and strategies to understand
a hole punch. And it did help, of emotional problem because to deal with social issues and a high-pressure area, e.g., an what is happening around them.
because I was able to organize she has one meltdown after relationships. Plus, they seem to area where students are expect-
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But it didn’t help her because can stop these meltdowns, she’d born with these attributes or are and your daughter feels she can’t not have a reading, writing or
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what she’s thinking about! I dent on intelligence or aptitude. is happening and how to help learning disability that has not lead to meltdowns.
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BY ELAINE MCMAHON whole semester with lots of ma- bilities so everyone knows what you will use time and time again. picture. Money matters are one

GUEST COLUMNIST terial to cover. Don’t expect to is expected of them. Walk away Learn to Budget. For many of the biggest sources or stress

study the night before a test and from heated exchanges until ev- students this is the rst time for college students. A simple

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can students prepare to embark Practice Self Care. Balancing Learn how to di use uncom- nances. Have a frank discus- penses may be all you need to

upon a new adventure on a col- your class load and social life is fortable situations by talking sion with your parents before stay on track.

lege campus. As their departure tough, and your health can suf- though issues instead of arguing starting school and have a clear SEE MCMAHON PAGE 14
draws close however, it is very fer. Diet, rest and exercise are over them. is is a lifelong skill understanding of your nancial

common for feelings of excite- all key factors in keeping you in

ment and anticipation to quickly balance and at your best. Adopt

turn to stress and anxiety. Here healthy eating and rest habits

are some ways students can bet- immediately. An unhealthy diet

ter manage the transition from and lack of sleep can lead to poor

high school to college. academic performance as well as

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like a typical high school day tablish a regular exercise routine

with xed periods and classes that you enjoy. Not only will it

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Maps or learn the campus bus that you absolutely need to live

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Defending section champions graduated talented seniors

BY ROB DIANTONIO “ at girl has got an engine on her,”Nut- of the leaders on defense. “She’s a
CONTRIBUTING WRITER tall said. “It was her presence that allowed
Grace and Erin to get forward so much solid defender and held our de-
Coming o a Section 1 Class A girls soc- last year because of that support she o ers.
cer championship last year, head coach Da- Having her in the mid eld is key for us.She fensive line last year,”Nuttall said. Charlotte Wilmoth goes after the ball in the
vid Nuttall and John Jay will look to reload does a lot of the hard work and she doesn’t Juniors Regan McCarthy and 2018 regional semifinals.
in 2019. take a lot of the glory.”
Lauren Munoz are two other
e Indians graduated some talented Charlotte Wilmoth, a senior forward
stars like Erin Walsh, Grace Vittoria, Ana who is committed to Ohio State for la- defenders who return. Amelia Ellin and
Dorta and goalkeeper Allison Oestreicher. crosse, is another player who Nuttall is
counting on to ll the scoring void. Hope Young are two seniors in the mix on
“Between three players, we lost 53 goals
(from last season),” Nuttall noted. “Ana “She got a few goals last year and we’re defense. “We’re pretty con dent about our
Dorta scored 23, Walsh got 21 and Grace hoping for her to increase that,” he said.
got nine. ere are some big shoes to ll “She scored our winning goal in the (sec- back line,” the coach said.
there. Some girls have to step up now and tion) semi nals. She may not have got
get more goals.” many (goals), but sometimes it’s about the Caroline Ettlinger, a senior, will be the
ones you score.”
Nuttall knows that what a player did the starting goalie.
previous season doesn’t have a ton of bear- Brynn DiGuglielmo and Mia DiChiara,
ing on the current campaign. both juniors, are two impact players in the “It’s her time to step up now,” Nuttall
mid eld. Senior Audrey Bond is an attack-
“ ose girls had some good stats last ing mid elder and a “very creative player,” said. “She’s been our keeper behind Allison
year,”Nuttall said.“Ana, for example, got 23 the coach said. Adeline Angelino is another
last year but she didn’t score that many the senior who Nuttall hopes will have a “good for the past couple years.We’ve got a couple
year before. I say to the girls, ‘Sometimes season scoring.”
you’re in form and sometimes you’re not in of young players as well who could get time.
form.’You might have had a bad season last “We have people who can nish,”Nuttall
year, but it doesn’t mean you’ll have a bad said. “It’s just who is going to step up.” We’re looking for them to really push each
season this year. e main thing is that as
long we keep creating the chances, we just A young defense took an early hit when other. You’ve got to work and show you can
need someone to nish them. I’m hoping senior Kelly Nolan was lost for the season
there are a few that are going to get in dou- due to an ACL injury a few weeks ago. earn it.”
ble gures this year. But our focus has to be During her sophomore season, Nolan also
goals. We need to replicate the amount of su ered a torn ACL on the opposite leg. John Jay opens the season when it hosts
goals we scored last year.”
“Kelly came back from an ACL injury Beacon at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4.
ere are plenty of players up to the task last year and made it back midway through
of lling those scoring holes. the season,” Nuttall said. “She made an “I don’t think there’s pressure to live up to
impact in the section tournament but now
Senior Kaitlyn Weis will be one of those she’s hurt again and that’s a big loss for us.” it,” Nuttall said when asked if there is pres-
players and will run the show in the mid eld.
Catherine Labriola, a junior, will be one sure to match what the team accomplished

last season. “I feel there may be nerves from

the girls knowing that some of the players Kaitlyn Weis FILE PHOTOS/ROB DIANTONIO
that they’ve lost, who were big personali-
ties on the team. It was a memorable sea-

son for everyone. I think there may be the A grueling three-game stretch comes

anxiety of how do we replicate that. It’s go- early in the season when the Indians face

ing to be a case of building the con dence Pearl River (Sept. 10), Rye (Sept. 14) and

in the girls. I said to them that it’s high Somers (Sept. 18) consecutively.

school sports and every year you’re going to “ at’s going to be a tough run for us,”

graduate players and lose some talent from Nuttall admitted. “ ree very big teams and

your squad. But you’re not just losing tal- it’s not long into the season so we won’t have

ent. You’re creating opportunities for other much time to prepare. at’s either going to

players to step up. Now it’s their turn and be a wake-up call for us or it’s going to be

you’ve just got to want it.” something to get our season going with.”



Preis leads John Jay into 2019 season
Indians look to take next step and reach section nal

BY ROB DIANTONIO of what I would do if I were hitting. I’m usually right with where
CONTRIBUTING WRITER they’re hitting to.”

When you walk into the gym at John Jay during a Taylor Ho man, a senior, returns as the team’s starting setter. Fel-
volleyball game, the rst thing you will probably no- low senior Annie Rutherford is John Jay’s libero.
tice is how hard Lily Preis hits the ball.
“I think I have improved a lot as a player,” Ho man said. “I used to
e pure velocity of the ball as it crashes down to be a scared little freshman setter on a varsity team. I have de nitely
the court is staggering. Preis, a junior, is an outside grown a lot through my four years and realized the things I need to
hitter and one of the top players in Section 1. do to help the team be successful.”

Preis missed a few weeks due to injury last season Ho man knows what a luxury it is to have a player like Preis on
and she said it changed her perspective. her side.

“I learned to read the game and see everything stra- “Lily Preis never fails to amaze me,” Ho man said. “No matter
tegically,” Preis said. “Basically, putting the ball where what set I put up to her, I know she’ll kill it. At practice, she’s giving it
no one is will work more than hammering it as hard her all. We haven’t had a game yet, but I know that when we do, she’s
as you can.” going to bring her ‘A’ game.”

And she’s not just a threat o ensively. John Jay graduated some key hitters like Vivian Turriago and Daisy
“During club season and while playing beach, I’ve O’Neill in the front row, so the Indians have some holes to ll.
completely changed how I play defense,” the junior
star said. “To say the least, I guess less and read the “We graduated almost all of our hitters last year, so we are trying
hitter more. I can see the whole court and try to think to focus on our o ense during preseason,” Preis said. “A main theme
has been to hit every ball with a purpose and hitting to an open spot
Lily Preis during an October 2018 match rather than just hitting into the court. We have ve rst-year players
on our roster this season. All of them are coming into big roles and
FILE PHOTO/ROB DIANTONIO with that they are changing positions.”

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“Our goal has been the same the past couple of years: to get farther
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for a section title, but that’s what everyone else wants too. I’m very ex-
cited for this season. e team is super close already and we all know
each other inside and out. We all want to win the section.”

John Jay is scheduled to open the season when it travels to league
rival Lakeland for a 4:30 p.m. game on Sept. 3.

“ e goal is always section champs,” Ho man said. “After the dev-
astating semi nal loss last year, I think that’s what all the returners
want. I know that’s always Rizz’s (coach Tom Rizzotti) goal and all
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email to [email protected] Ford, with its endless budget, thought However, the fall season is just days with the varsity ath-
lete’s name, sport, position, and it could simply buy victory by throwing away. So, I don’t have time to wait and see.
any other relevant information.
money at it. Hire the best engineers. Buy Our car is being entered in Le Mans as-is.
on Concussions the best parts. Contract the best drivers. But with your help, we won’t falter. As

Westchester County and But when Ford’s machines faltered at the 1964 race, and I learn who’s who and put names to faces over the next few
Phelps Hospital are holding
their second annual Confer- even more disastrously in 1965, the company learned a hard months, I’ll need my dedicated readers to keep me in the know.
ence on Concussions from 6 to
8:30 p.m. ursday, Aug. 29, at lesson: “ e whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” At a game? Take a picture and send it. ink you have a
the Westchester County Center,
198 Central Ave., White Plains. e following year, Ford took a more tactical approach. good story? Tell us about it. Are there areas where our cover-

e free presentation is open Almost immediately after the June 1965 race, it got to work age could be stronger? Shoot me an email and let me know.
to the public, including all par-
ents, coaches, school administra- on winning in 1966. Carroll Shelby and his driver/engineer, Unlike Ford, our resources are not unlimited. We can’t
tors, athletic trainers, health care
professionals, and youth athletes. Ken Miles, took the car out as often as they could. throw money at every problem.

Topics include how to recog- “Finally the car was getting the development work it But we have something greater. We have a network of tens
nize signs and symptoms of con-
cussions and the role of exercise needed, and with each lap, Miles’ intimacy with the car grew of thousands of readers, all intimately familiar with the inner
and rehabilitation post-injury.
deeper,” Baime wrote. “His colleagues described ‘an almost workings of their communities.
Speakers are: Dr. Rosanna Sa-
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Health Concussion Program;
Dr. John Leddy, medical director, ese tests helped Ford and Carroll Shelby home in on the ered ag by working together.
University of Bu alo Concus-
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