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Published by Halston Media, 2020-07-30 10:35:49

The Somers Record 07.30.20

Vol. 10 No. 15 Visit TapIntoSomers.net for the latest news. Thursday, July 30, 2020

Coronavirus limits
options for
cooling centers

BY CAROL REIF choose and check out materials. The Westchester Exceptional
STAFF WRITER Some public swimming pools Children’s School is merging

For those seeking relief from have also reopened. However, with a special education
the heat, malls, libraries, movie two in lower Westchester were school in Yonkers.
theaters and senior centers have forced to close again when em-
always been reliable go-tos. And ployees either tested positive for PHOTO: TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL
in the past, many municipalities COVID-19 or had been in close
have been able to provide such contact with someone who did. Special education school
ad hoc “cooling centers.” merges with Yonkers facility
e elderly and those with un-
But the health risks combined derlying health conditions, likely BY CAROL REIF 250 students from the New he said.
with the legal limitations on to su er from heat the most, are
gatherings to curb the spread also among the most vulnerable STAFF WRITER York City area. WEC, located in a circa-1927
of COVID-19 are making the to the virus.
opening of so-called “cooling According to a press release school building on Route 22 in
centers” problematic. With temperatures reaching
the high 90s this week, Halston e Westchester Exceptional Spano issued Friday, July 24, the Purdys, was incorporated as a
e state had included indoor Media looked into where heat
movie theaters on its Phase 4 relief-seekers might nd it in Children’s School in North Sa- new entity will have a combined nonpro t in 1970. WSSC was
list, then backtracked. each town in its coverage area.
lem has been acquired by and enrollment of 320 and a work granted an absolute charter by
Indoor shopping malls were LEWISBORO
allowed to reopen on July 10 Government buildings are merged with the Westchester force of 240. WEC enrolled the Board of Regents of the
provided they had ventilation
systems capable of ltering out open only to employees. ere is School for Special Children. about 70 students. state Education Department in
the 0.125-micron COVID-19 no o cial “cooling center.”
particle and followed Centers e merger was con rmed “We couldn’t be happier 1986.
for Disease Control and Preven- e town pool is open to
tion guidelines such as requir- residents, but its showers and last week by Leonard Spano, and we are very excited about Two years ago, the boards of
ing shoppers to wear masks and changing rooms are o -limits.
maintain social distancing. Patrons must bring their own WSSC’s executive director. e merging with WEC. is is a trustees of WSSC and WEC
chairs, goggles, life jackets, hand
Some libraries have reopened sanitizers, etc. Capacity is lim- organization has two schools win-win for the children, sta SEE WEC PAGE 6
but are limiting patrons to only ited to about 50 “households” at in Yonkers and currently serves and families of both programs,”
the amount of time necessary to
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SEF hosts basketball
shooting challenge

BY GLENN HINTZE ticipants to show o their dribbling skills!
GUEST WRITER Prizes for the kids include Wizards jerseys, basketballs, baseball caps, winter

For the last 22 years, Somers Education Foundation (SEF) has hosted the hats, wristbands, souvenir bags, glowing ashlights, posters and lanyards. You
world-famous Harlem Wizards on a Friday night in May in a jam-packed can also win a family ice cream party, tickets to the next Wizards game, a photo
gym at Somers High School. e Wizards, known for their crazy-antics, with the Wizards team and even special recognition on court during the game.
trick-shots and high- ying dunks, traditionally play against a team of Somers
own teachers, sta , administrators and high school players, known as the Adults are completing the challenge in hopes of winning one of six $100
Wiz-Busters, before a raucous crowd of Somers families. During the event, gift certi cates generously donated to SEF by Uncle Guiseppe’s Marketplace
the Wizards also involve many audience members in fun contests and games and the grand prize opportunity to win $10,000 by completing a mystery
for prizes. basketball challenge, which will be revealed at the conclusion of the event.

Unfortunately, this year’s event, also one of SEF’s largest fundraisers, was e challenges are divided into ve age groups: 6 and under, 7-9, 10-12,
canceled by the pandemic. However, in an e ort to keep the tradition of fun 13-17 and 18+. Entry cost is $40 for the whole family, including two adult
and prizes going, SEF, led by board member Jason Klatsky, has created a Vir- entries and unlimited kid entries.
tual Basketball Contest with prizes and big money at stake!
“Somers families look forward to the Harlem Wizards visiting every year.
“We have a great long term partnership with the Harlem Wizards, so to- ey love basketball and know this event is such a good time, while raising
gether with their guidance, the guidance from a group of Somers parent bas- money for the children of Somers,” Klatsky said. “When I approached the
SEF board with this idea to ll the void of the game being canceled, they
ketball fans and advice from Mr. Mallon, one of the Primrose all agreed this was perfect. Fun, involves the family and is also a great form
Elementary School PE Teachers, we came up with a vari- of exercise…some of the challenges are tough.”
ety of basketball shooting challenges for all ages,” said
Klatsky. “And any skill level can participate and try e contest has already begun and will run through at least the end of the
to complete the challenges. Everyone who registers summer. Visit @sefny on social media to view a video from Harlem Wizard
is entered into random drawings for prizes and as Eric “Broadway” Jones encouraging participation, as well as to see samples
always, all proceeds go directly toward grants and of the challenges and submissions from the community. To participate you
scholarships to bene t Somers students, so please can nd full rules and registration on Facebook or
sign up even if you aren’t Michael Jordan!” sefny.org.
ere is also a Tik Tok video challenge for par-
e Harlem Wizards will play in person in
Somers for the 23rd time on Friday, May 14,
2021. Mark your calendars!

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Thursday, July 30, 2020 The Somers Record – Page 3

A Mount Kisco nonprofit organization has created job PHOTOS COURTESY OF ANDREW TEDDER
opportunities for those with autism and other challenges. They
provide office solutions, laundry services, and custom gifts.

Local nonprofit creates
‘extraordinary’ job opportunities

BY JESSICA JAFET where we shred documents for attorneys, fect sense for him to join EVNY, a place “Mickey’s ability to work gives us great
CONTRIBUTING WRITER accountants and private people,” Tedder where he said the metric of success is optimism for our son’s future happi-
said, adding that the shredded items are measured in the number of hours of ness,” Marc Carter said. “All parents hope
Meaningful employment can provide a brought for recycling. e services also meaningful employment they can pro- that their adult children will have loving
person with a sense of purpose and in- include collating, packing, scanning and vide. friends, good health, work that is mean-
crease their con dence and self-esteem. digitizing. ingful to them—so they will live the most
For those with developmental disabili- e manager and business developer satisfying, safe lives they can.”
ties, a job and a paycheck can improve With the aim of tapping into the po- stressed that EVNY is unique in that it
their lives in even more profound ways. tential and talents of people living in the is not a “program” for the young adults. e EVNY sta , who may work one to
community with autism and other devel- “ ese are actually real businesses—we three times a week, are making a real dif-
e Mount Kisco-based nonpro t Ex- opmental disabilities, the organization’s do interviewing, skill assessment, hir- ference in the lives of people they help,
traordinary Ventures New York that be- founders were inspired by the Extraordi- ing—this is their paid job,” Tedder said. according to Tedder. He described an
gan in 2015 o ers work to young adults nary Ventures North Carolina program, elderly client who recently lost his wife
who live with autism and other chal- which provided the model for the devel- Each member of the EVNY team has and had di culty in getting his laundry
lenges and is committed to empowering opment of the Westchester businesses. the support of a job coach who can pro- chores done when he turned to them for
them. vide one-on-one guidance for the work laundry service. Another is a family with
When Tedder moved to this area 12 at hand. eight children who needed relief with
Its executive director, Andrew Tedder years ago, he helped the Prospector movie their clothes-washing burden.
of South Salem, explained that three dis- theater in nearby Ridge eld, Conn., get “It is smart, good business to hire these
tinct businesses were created under one o the ground. It is an establishment workers. ey are excellent, dedicated “I make sure our employees know that
roof and two dozen sta were hired to that shares the same mission and goals of employees; they value their time with co- they are really helping other people,”
help operate them. EVNY: to employ people with di erent workers and they work hard,” he said. Tedder said. “Unfortunately, many of
abilities. these folks have been asking for help
“ e custom gift business, which start- For 28-year-old Mickey Carter, who and apologizing their whole lives and it
ed with handcrafted candles (and now at move followed his long career in works in the laundry and o ce services is time for that to stop—it’s important
includes beaded bracelets), was expanded retail and sales, as well as a stint as na- areas, it is the feeling of accomplishment for them to know they can help people,
to other things—mainly, a laundry (wash tional sales manager of Good Reasons, a of learning something new and then, with as well.”
and fold) service with free pickup and dog treats company that employs people practice, being able to do it well, that is so
delivery and an ‘o ce solutions’ company from the same population. It made per- rewarding, explained his parents, Marc To learn more, visit evny.org.
and Liane Carter.

Blue Dolphin

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The Staff CENTERS e town does not have a pub- the adjacent homeowners’ asso- along with all other shopping

EDITORIAL TEAM FROM PAGE 1 lic pool, and while Lakeside Field ciations. venues, closed in March. Al-
JODI WEINBERGER
Club in Peach Lake has a pool, it e Somers Library in Reis though it held a grand reopening
EDITOR: 914-302-5830
[email protected] any given time. is for members only. Park hasn’t let patrons return, ac- on July 20, its individual tenants

BRIAN MARSCHHAUSER As of Monday, July 27, the e Ruth Keeler Memo- cording to director Andrew Far- will determine their own reopen-
SPORTS EDITOR: 914-302-5628
[email protected] Lewisboro Library reopened but rial Library opened its doors on ber. However, it has been o ering ing timelines.

ADVERTISING TEAM by appointment only, said direc- Monday, July 27, but is also limit- curbside pickup. e mall has been reposition-
LISA KAIN
tor Cindy Rubino. A limited ing activity, said director Carolyn “We are working on that, and ing itself to become more of a
914-351-2424
[email protected] number of patrons are allowed Resnick. Patrons are welcome to hope to be open soon,” though community space. It most recent-

PAUL FORHAN in the building for 30-minute browse and to use library com- with limitations, he said last ly came to the rescue of several
914-202-2392
[email protected] browsing sessions. e children’s puters, but seating has been re- week. local high schools in search of
CORINNE STANTON
845-621-4049 room remains closed, but the duced. And again, visitors are locations for graduation ceremo-
[email protected]
JENNIFER CONNELLY sta will retrieve requested items. limited to 30 minutes and only YORKTOWN nies, letting them use its parking
917-446-7757
[email protected] Curbside pickup is available. No 10 patrons are allowed in at one e Albert A. Capellini Com- lot. It has also hosted free tness
BRUCE HELLER
914-202-2941 one under 5 is allowed in the time. munity and Cultural Center, classes outdoors and town-spon-
[email protected]
SHELLEY KILCOYNE building, and patrons ages 5-9 Curbside pickup is still avail- which houses the town’s senior sored drive-in movie nights.

CO-FOUNDER must be accompanied by an adult. able. nutrition program, has large However, according to Al-
914-924-9122
[email protected] meeting rooms and a gymnasi- exa O’Rourke, its general man-
GABRIELLE BILIK
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/DESIGNER NORTH SALEM SOMERS um. It had been used as an ad hoc ager, the mall has temporarily
[email protected]
Town buildings are open to Town Hall is operating with “cooling center” in the past, but removed seating and “common
PRODUCTION TEAM
TABITHA PEARSON MARSHALL employees. a reduced sta and municipal not now, building o ce manager areas” such as the Book Nook,

CREATIVE DIRECTOR In the past, the North Salem buildings are closed to the public. Patricia DeMarsh last week. where little ones and their par-
PHOTOGRAPHER
Volunteer Ambulance Corps has Heritage Hills, in the past, it Supervisor Matt Slater con- ents have gathered for play and
[email protected]
CHRISTINA ROSE served in emergency shelter situ- was able to o er its activities cen- rmed Saturday, July 25, that us- reading.

ASST PRODUCTION MANAGER ations. ter to town residents in need of ing the center “poses many con- ose seeking relief for the
DESIGNER
But so far this summer, refuge a place to chill out. at’s not an cerns,” so “out of an abundance heat can, however, head to the
[email protected]
from the heat hasn’t been an is- option now. of caution,” it will remain o - town’s Brian J. Slavin Aquatic
EXECUTIVE TEAM
BRETT FREEMAN sue, said Kurt Guldan, the town’s e town does not have a pub- limits until the state and county Center in Shrub Oak or Spar-
CEO & PUBLISHER
845-208-8151 emergency management coordi- lic pool and swimming in some allows it to reopen. kle Lake Beach in Yorktown

[email protected] nator. lakes is limited to members of e Je erson Valley Mall, Heights, Slater said.

Deadlines e town was among the last

THE SOMERS RECORD DEADLINE in the area to open its pools, he
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“In the end, it’s down to per-

Joe Tock and his team are sonal responsibility and mak-
ing the right choices to protect
yourself and your neighbors,” he

ready to help you. added.
e John C. Hart Memorial

Library in Shrub Oak has adapt-

ed by installing an extra book

drop in the Town Hall parking

lot. In June, it launched its porch

window service.

Plexiglas barriers have been

installed so sta can safely in-

teract with the public once the

building reopens, said director

Jennifer O’Neill.

LAW OFFICES OF JOSEPH J. TOCK It is planning an outdoor con-
cert in August complete with
circles on the lawn in which folks

963 Route 6, Mahopac, NY 10541 can socially distance while enjoy-
ing the music.

TOCKLAW.COM • 800-869-8080 But as far as spending hours
inside where it’s nice and cool?

Not yet.


Thursday, July 30, 2020 OPINION The Somers Record – Page 9

Catching up with history

STRONG would expect: “Can you teach up great discussions. Your local to him because he can relate to university course about the time
LEARNING me this, Grandma? I’d like to library should be able to recom- it. Talk about when his ancestors period. Take the date(s) di er-
know it all.” mend books on speci c topics. ent family members arrived in
DR. LINDA rst came to our country (in- the U.S. Have him look at a map
SILBERT How wonderful! But I need Once you nd quality text- cluding your side of the family). and nd the state and city they
help, Linda. I am having a hard books and, if possible, teachers’ Use that as a starting point.
Dear Dr. Linda, time nding a book or books guides to go along with them, Look at the table of contents in rst went to. Read what was
My 15-year old grandson is not “politically” or “religiously” begin with American history. It a textbook to create a timeline or
correct. I have left a message will have much more meaning look online for an agenda for a SEE DR. LINDA PAGE 11
extremely bright, does well in with my local library (open for
school, has nice friends and is a pickup) hoping for something
happy person. Recently, we were there. Perhaps you can suggest
talking about early American some books. He reads at an
history, and he was blank. He adult level. I am also checking
had never heard of Christopher for documentaries.
Columbus, the Dutch purchase
of Manhattan, the Pilgrims nor A Loving Grandma
other important parts of our his-
tory. I asked him exactly what he Dear Loving Grandma,
had learned, and his answer was Your grandson seems to be
not what I expected.
capable of reading and under-
e history from his elemen- standing college-level books,
tary school up to now covered: however, the best place to start
Mesopotamia, the Silk Road, the would be textbooks with a basic
Industrial Revolution, and the outline of American history and
slaughter of Native Americans. world history. Old-fashioned
history textbooks are the answer
My grandson has consistently to establishing an outline.
received top grades and has had Once the framework is there,
good teachers, highly regarded. through research, he can put all
When I mentioned to him some the events, dates, people, etc. in
of the pieces of our nation’s his- order and delve into the areas he
tory that were not taught to him, would like to learn more about.
his reaction was exactly what I At that point, you and he, and
perhaps other family members
or friends, could read books
simultaneously which will open

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Feedback

What’s not to like about writ- apparently I am not Several women tears running down my face when Coco
ing? Besides being creative enters my mind. I thank you all so much
and telling a story, I enjoy the alone in my thinking. JUST agreed with my “Night for being comfortable enough to share
feedback I have received during the past No one wants to have JO ANN Noises” column. Ap- your stories as well.
year. Your notes and emails have been to jump through hoops parently they too can
an additional learning tool for me. Fol- I learned about Lucas, a black lab who
lowing is some of the recent feedback I just to get a cantaloupe JO ANN tolerate the dog’s also left his humans in December. A
have received. FRANCELLA reader who lost Grace, a 15 year old
or a head of lettuce. I snoring but not their Chocolate Lab assured me that Coco
e column about the bat entering will always be with me. I believe that.
my bedroom in the middle of the night thank the readers who husband’s. Another woman had lost her husband,
inspired one reader to ask if my husband brother and English Springer Span-
and I had been bitten. She alerted us to commiserated with me. ank you all who iel, Dusty. My heart ached for her. A
the fact that bats can bite while you are reader had recently lost her rescue. I was
sleeping, and so we were sure to contact I was happy to share have taken the time happy to learn that she had given him a
our family doctor. loving home for 12 years. A gentleman
my meat sauce recipe with several read- to wish me and Ken a happy 43rd an- wrote of losing Sahara, his Chocolate
Someone enjoyed my ability to laugh Lab who was 12 years old. With each
at myself when I thought a group of ers after my “Lasagna Lessons” column; niversary. We are blessed to be closer word I read, I knew Ken and I weren’t
young men had sent me a drink while I alone in our sorrow. One of the people I
sat poolside, only to realize that it was but if truth be known, you could ask 100 now than the day we were married. I heard from has become a special friend.
meant for the older, sexier woman sitting I will call her Pat. Not only did she tell
behind me. Ugh!! Yes, a good laugh was Italians for their meat sauce recipe and appreciate the opportunity to share my me that she had lost a dear pet, Bree,
had by all. last November, but we have continued to
you will get 100 di erent variations. I thoughts about my amazing husband. communicate with each other every few
I understood the anger one reader felt weeks to see how each of us is holding
as she read about the pup Ken and I had hope they enjoyed. e most heartfelt feedback was from up. ank you to all e Somers Record
seen locked in a car at a supermarket on readers who helped me through a dif-
a hot, steamy day last summer. ank After writing about my trip to Greece, the many readers who responded to
goodness the story had a good ending; cult time.
and I was happy to inform the reader I was asked by several readers for the Coco’s passing. We lost our beloved I look forward to reading your emails,
that I had called the police and also and thank you for the enthusiastic,
gave the owner of the dog a piece of my tour information. Unfortunately, I have 12 year old Chocolate Lab during the constructive and helpful information and
mind. recommendations.
not yet received any commissions from holidays and my grandson was born at
One of my columns addressed the [email protected]
issue of digital coupons at the supermar- my travel agent for my referrals, but the end of January. Although Drew’s
ket. e experience I wrote about was
nothing short of sheer frustration, and, hope springs eternal. Kalo taxidi (Have birth was one of the most precious mo-

a good trip) ments of my life, I still nd myself with

Fun Facts
by Jo Ann

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lettuce, watercress and parsley.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020 The Somers Record – Page 17

e value of negotiating a prenuptial in the collaborative process

Prenuptial agreements can expenses will be paid and how with prior family members. GUEST CORNER
be a very sensitive subject income will be shared during Smart nancial planning can
for couples contemplating marriage. o er protection and security to MARGARET A. NICHOLSON &
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Sports

Time to talk about mascots

I’m not sure if you’ve heard MARSH speci c race or ethnicity or FILE PHOTO/SKIP PEARLMAN
the news, but state Sen. Peter MADNESS is based on certain charac-
Harckham is coming for your teristics of a speci c race or Mahopac’s Indians mascot has faced renewed scrutiny.
mascots. He’s starting with BRIAN ethnicity.”
the Mahopac Indians, and MARSCHHAUSER mascot you might think is prob- said he consulted with Ma-
once he’s forced them to bend Truth be told, that de ni- lematic. For many residents, hopac community members
the knee, he’s coming for the years to comply before taking a tion does leave some room their parents were Indians. eir before ling his controversial
Horace Greeley Quakers and nancial hit. for interpretation, so it’s no grandparents were Indians. It’s bill.
the Valhalla Vikings. He won’t Five days later, after it cre- surprise people took it and a point of pride in communities
stop until he’s ripped the heart ran with it. But it goes back like Mahopac. “Some are very set; they’re
out of every community in the ated a stir, Harckham’s bill was to my point about intellectual proud of what it is,” Harckham
name of political correctness. amended. e nancial penalty dishonesty. Does anybody really I asked Harckham what said. “Others are very o ended
was removed and replaced with think he’s going after Vikings? he would say to a resident by it. en there are people
What’s next? Will farmers a mandatory discussion on Especially with the nancial who feels protective over that in the middle who say, ‘You’re
be o ended by the Yorktown racial sensitivity to be held at penalties now being removed identity. right, we need to have those
Huskers? Will the Evil Empire least once per year at a public from his bill, it seems especially conversations.’ e conversation
be o ended by the Lakeland/ school-board meeting. disingenuous to be xated on “I would say the community doesn’t mandate an outcome.”
Panas Rebels? We’re heading this point. It’s a classic case of is about the student-athletes,”
down a slippery slope, folks. Harckham, in a Facebook de ecting from the real discus- Harckham said. “Boosters and Even if this bill becomes law,
post, said the rst version of the sion. parents and fans, they’re going the only requirement is a con-
e John Jay Indians already bill was “errantly ascribed” to When I saw Harckham’s rst to a high-school game to sup- versation, which I hope is more
changed their name, and it’s him. Confused over how such version of the bill, I cringed a port the student-athlete; not the honest and productive than the
only a matter of time before an error could be made, I called little. As a student of human mascot. rhetoric I’ve seen in response to
PETA decides Wolves is of- the senator up and asked him behavior, I know the quickest Harckham’s bill. Nothing is lost
fensive, too. We better get used to clarify. way to make someone resent “What’s one person’s pride is from self-re ection.
to the idea of seeing teams like you is by forcing them to somebody else’s pain,” he added.
the North Salem Woke and the “It was not the version change. People tend to double “Some people try to dismiss this As the senator told me, “Let’s
Somers Kale Chips. that was supposed to go live,” down when you call them out as political correctness. It’s not. get beyond the name-calling and
Harckham told me. “ ere on their perceived de cien- It’s insensitivity.” let’s begin having those con-
Sarcasm aside, I watched with were a couple of versions being cies. is type of change is best versations in our communities
a mixture of delight and sad- kicked around.” when it’s organic. Whatever Harckham didn’t go into this about what these things mean.”
ness two weeks ago as people motivations he had for chang- blindly. e freshman senator
worked themselves into a frenzy Some speculated that he ing his bill, Harckham seems to
over our state senator’s bill amended his bill in response understand this.
aimed at eliminating “race- to the negative feedback. But, “ e point is not to penalize;
based mascots” in New York if you take Harckham at his the point is to incentivize these
State. As someone who values word, that’s not what happened. conversations,” Harckham said.
fairness, I’m frustrated that we Without proof that he’s be- In neighboring Cross River, for
have seemingly lost the ability ing untruthful, I accepted his example, John Jay High School
to discuss polarizing issues in explanation with some skepti- recently retired its Indians
an intellectually honest man- cism. at’s his story and he’s mascot without government in-
ner. Given enough time, every sticking to it. tervention. But it didn’t happen
debate will devolve into a battle overnight. In fact, was a result
of cheap partisan talking points. Next, I asked the senator, of decades of debate.
“What exactly is a race-based Per Hackham, Mahopac is
I’ll admit to being doubly un- mascot? Will mascots like one of 120 public school dis-
quali ed to speak on this issue Horace Greeley Quakers and tricts in the state with some sort
because I’m not from Mahopac Valhalla Vikings actually fall of mascot tied to Native Ameri-
and I’m not Native American. under your bill’s de nition?” can culture. Few people believe
For those reasons, I won’t make these communities are being
this column about me and my “No,” Harckham said. “ ose intentionally insensitive. For
thoughts. But I wanted to give aren’t races. Native Americans most of them, it’s the opposite.
Sen. Harckham the chance to are a race. So, that’s what we’re ey see it as a way to honor
clear up confusion over his bill. con ning this to.” the settlers of their communi-
ties. So, it serves nobody well to
On ursday, July 9, a bill In the senator’s bill, a “race- assume people are bigoted just
Harckham led threatened to based mascot” is de ned as: because they support keeping a
withhold state funding from “Any person, animal, or object
school districts that have race- used to represent a school
based mascots. e districts, district which is derived from a
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How parents can help young
athletes lower their injury risk

Athletes are at risk of injury any time they step onto a Such decisions can be di cult. Parents who want their should be worn at all times. Parents can periodically in-
eld or court or into another competitive arena. Adults children to get all the bene ts of organized sports par- spect gear to ensure it’s not worn down.
competing in sports may recognize that risk, but children ticipation can take steps to reduce young athletes’ risk of
often do not, which can make it di cult for young ath- injury. • Discourage the attitude to “play through pain.”Profes-
letes to cope with injuries that prevent them from playing sional athletes often cite the necessity of playing through
their favorite sports. • Schedule down time. e American Academy of Pe- pain. But young athletes should never play through pain,
Stanford Children’s Health notes that roughly 30 mil- diatrics advises parents to plan at least one day o from as their bodies are still developing and could su er con-
lion children in the United States participate in some training per week and at least one month o from train- siderable damage if they try to play through injuries,
form of organized sports every year. Data from the Aspen ing per year. ese breaks allow young bodies, even those however minor such injuries may seem.
Sports Institute indicates that youth sports participation who haven’t su ered injuries, to recover.
in Canada has been in decline over the last decade. How- Parents must work together with their children to re-
ever, that same data indicates that more than 52 percent • Increase exibility. Stretching should be part of ev- duce youngsters’ risk of su ering sports-related injuries.
of girls between the ages of six and 12 and roughly 61 eryone’s daily tness routine, and young athletes are no More information about reducing youth sports injuries
percent of boys in that same age group participate in or- exception. Stretching exercises after games and prac- can be found at aap.org.
ganized sports in Canada. tices can increase exibility. e Mayo Clinic notes that
Modern parents may not be as quick to encourage stretching may improve range of motion in the joints and is article was provided by Metro Creative Connection.
participation in certain sports as their own mothers and decrease risk of injury.
fathers were. at could be due to the increased availabil-
ity of information about the long-term e ects of injuries • Make sure the right techniques are followed and the
su ered in contact sports like football, eld hockey and right gear is worn. e AAP advises parents to ensure
even soccer. For example, the risk of head injuries, and a kids follow the correct techniques when performing ex-
growing amount of research as to the long-term e ects ercises. Poor form in the weight room can increase young
of such injuries have led many parents to discourage their athletes’ risk of injury. Coaches often supervise strength-
youngsters from participating in football. training regimens on campus, but parents should keep
watchful eyes on youngsters who work out at home or
without the supervision of a coach. e right gear, which
includes protective cups, eyewear and mouthpieces, also

The appeal of stand-up paddling

Recreational activities entice people to embrace the eryday life and a perfect way to spend some time outdoors
great outdoors, particularly in summer. Stand-up pad- for people whose schedules suddenly clear up.
dling is one such activity that has become more popular
in recent years. Would-be paddlers who are curious about the avail-
ability of places to paddle should know that more than
Recent research from the Physical Activity Council, a half of all stand-up paddlers travel less than 10 miles to
collective e ort on the part of eight leading trade associa- paddle, proving that just about any body of water pro-
tions in sports, tness and recreation, found that 3.5 mil- vides an opportunity to engage in this activity.
lion Americans participate in stand-up paddling. Partici-
pation in the sport is split up almost 50-50 by gender (51 People interested in stand-up paddling but unwilling
percent female, 49 percent male), indicating that stand-up to make any signi cant nancial commitment before try-
paddling is equally attractive to both men and women. ing it out should know that 42 percent of people who do
not own paddleboards rent them from local businesses
In addition to serving as a relaxing way to enjoy the such as on-site rental providers at boathouses or marinas
beauty of nature, stand-up paddling gets some of its appeal and independent outdoor specialty stores. at makes
from its relative ease of participating. e PAC notes that stand-up paddling among the more accessible activities
because minimal equipment is needed to engage in stand- for people looking to enjoy the great outdoors this sum-
up paddling, participants typically spend minimal time mer and beyond.
and e ort preparing for an outing. at makes stand-up
paddling an ideal respite from the hustle and bustle of ev- is article was provided by Metro Creative Connection.

Essentials for your tackle box

Recreational shing is enjoyed by mil- torn or snapped when reeling in a great anglers to get the hook into deeper water. • Stringer: A stringer is a device that is
lions of people. e U.S. Fish and Wildlife catch, so extra shing line is essential. • Sinkers: e yin to the bobber’s yang, used to hold several caught sh through
Service reported that there was an 8 per- their gills. It anchors to land and the other
cent increase in anglers between 2011 and • Extra hooks: e traditional J-hook can sinkers are weights that help weigh down end with the sh on it is placed in the wa-
2017. Expenditures by anglers nationwide snag many types of sh, but some anglers a worm or arti cial lure to reach the right ter to keep the sh alive until you’re ready
rose 2 percent during the same time, from like a French hook. No matter which hook level to attract sh. to pack up and go. It’s a good alternative to
$45 billion to $46.1 billion. you prefer, make sure you have a variety of a cooler or bucket lled with water.
sizes on hand so you can switch if need be. • Fishing regulations/ruler: A variety of
As more people stay closer to home, rules govern when and where you can sh. • Fishing license: Many conservation
they’re eager to engage in hobbies that are • A set of shing pliers: Purchase pliers Also, you’ll need to know which size sh or sh and wildlife departments require a
fun and accessible but still promote social speci cally made for shing. Most come are keepers and which need to be tossed license for shing for anglers of a certain
distancing. Fishing checks each of those in aluminum so they will not corrode back. Keep a regulation ruler in the tackle age. Be sure to have it on hand or you may
boxes. Prospective anglers who are eager due to the elements. Also, if you’re using box to avoid nes. be susceptible to nes or other penalties.
to get into saltwater or freshwater shing braided shing line, be sure the pliers have
should know that the right gear is essential. a cutter made for cutting braid. • Pocket knife: Keep a sharp knife for A tackle box with the right gear can
For shing enthusiasts, that gear starts with cutting lines and bait. Reserve a special - help novice shing enthusiasts get o on
a rod and reel. Afterward, it is important to • Bobbers in various sizes: Bobbers, also let knife for cleaning sh. the right foot.
called oaters, help anglers know when a
ll a tackle box with other essentials. • Selection of lures: Research which sh is article was provided by Metro Creative
• Extra shing line: Lines get snagged, sh is biting. Round clip-on bobbers are you’re angling for and then purchase a va- Connection.
popular and widely available. Slip bobbers riety of appropriate lures. Some lures will
will slide up and down the line, enabling attract a wide array of sh.


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LEGAL NOTICES

LLC FORMATION NOTICE Org. led with Sec. of State of process to 7 Cheshire Lane, Renewal application are invited Board of the Town of Somers,

Notice of Formation of JTH of NY (SSNY) 6/30/2020. Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: to attend the Remote Public Westchester County, New York,

Wellness LLC. Art. Of Org. led Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. any lawful activity, Hearing and will be a orded has scheduled a Remote Public

with SSNY on 6/10/20. O ce as agent upon whom process PLANNING BOARD an opportunity to be heard. Hearing on Wednesday, August
Location: Westchester County. against may be served & shall TOWN OF SOMERS To provide comments and ask 12, 2020 at 7:30 PM to consider
SSNY designated as agent of the mail process to Patrick J. Bliss, WESTCHESTER COUNTY, questions at the Public Hearing the application of T-Mobile
LLC upon whom process against Esq., 399 Knollwood Rd., Ste.
residents have several options, as Northeast LLC for a Special

it may be served. SSNY shall mail 204, White Plains, NY 10603. NEW YORK follows: Permit Renewal of an existing
approved telecommunication
process to: 44 N Broadway, Apt General Purpose PUBLIC NOTICE: facility pursuant to Town Code
Section 170-129.6(G) located at
6FN, White Plains NY, 10603. LLC FORMATION NOTICE 1. DIAL IN THROUGH ZOOM
Purpose: any lawful purpose.
NOTICE IS HEREBY TO JOIN THE MEETING

LLC FORMATION NOTICE NOTICEOFFORMATION GIVEN that the Planning DURING THE DESIGNATED 325 Route 100 (Towne Centre at
of Badia and Sons LLC. Articles Board of the Town of Somers, TIME BY USING THE Somers) within a Neighborhood

154 Ocean Walk LLC, Arts of Organization led with Westchester County, New York, FOLLOWING ZOOM PHONE Shopping Zoning District and is

of Org. led with Sec. of State the Secretary of State of New has scheduled a Remote Public NUMBERS BELOW: designated on the Town Tax Map

of NY (SSNY) 6/18/2020. York (SSNY) on July 7, 2020. Hearing on Wednesday, August 1 253-215-8782 as Sheet 17.15, Block 1, Lot 13.

Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. Location: Westchester County. 12, 2020 at 7:30 PM to consider 1 301-718-8592 e applicant proposes to

as agent upon whom process SSNY designated as agent for the application of T-Mobile 1 312-626-6799 renew the Special Permit for

against may be served & shall service of process on LLC. SSNY Northeast LLC for a Special 1 346-248-7799 T-Mobile at Towne Centre at

mail process to Tyler S. Davidson, shall mail a copy of process to: Permit Renewal of an existing 1 408-638-0968 Somers.

777 Forest Ave., Rye, NY 10580. e LLC c/o Agostino Badia, approved telecommunication 1 646-876-9923 e proposal is more

General Purpose 40 Stone House Rd, Somers, facility pursuant to Town Code 1 669-900-6833 speci cally shown in materials to

LLC FORMATION NOTICE NY 10589. Purpose: Any lawful Section 170-129.6(G) located at Enter Meeting ID: 599 874 be posted on the Town Website

purpose. 80 Route 6 (Somers Commons 6566 on August 7, 2020.

Hudson Hills Services, LLC, LLC FORMATION NOTICE Shopping Center) within a Please wait in the queue for Residents can view the
Arts of Org. led with Sec. of
Community Shopping Zoning your call to be answered. meeting live on the Town’s

State of NY (SSNY) 5/19/2020. 179 Montauk NY LLC District and is designated on the local Cablevision Channel

Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. (the “LLC”) led Articles of Town Tax Map as Sheet 4.20, 2.TEXT COMMENTS/ 20 or Comcast Channel 12

as agent upon whom process Organization with the New York Block 1, Lot 11. QUESTIONS TO: (Heritage Hills). e meeting

against may be served & shall Department of State on 6/23/20. e applicant proposes to 914-804-6613 will be streamed live on the

mail process to PO Box 636, O ce location: Westchester renew the Special Permit for Town of Somers NY YouTube

Je erson Valley, NY 10535. County. e New York Secretary T-Mobile at Somers Commons 3. EMAIL COMMENTS/ page: https://www.youtube.

General Purpose of State is designated as agent Shopping Center. QUESTIONS TO: com/channel/UCd_Bfxhc_

LLC FORMATION NOTICE of the LLC upon whom process e proposal is more [email protected] GFW8ilyrKAgOCw.
BY ORDER OF THE All persons having an interest
against it may be served and speci cally shown in materials to

G2 Health, LLC, Arts of is directed to forward service be posted on the Town Website PLANNING BOARD in the proposed Special Permit

on August 7, 2020. Currie, Chairman Renewal application are invited

Residents can view the Wendy Getting, Senior O ce to attend the Remote Public

meeting live on the Town’s Assistant Hearing and will be a orded

local Cablevision Channel an opportunity to be heard.

20 or Comcast Channel 12 PLANNING BOARD To provide comments and ask
(Heritage Hills). e meeting TOWN OF SOMERS questions at the Public Hearing
will be streamed live on the WESTCHESTER COUNTY, residents have several options, as
Town of Somers NY YouTube follows:
page: https://www.youtube. NEW YORK
PUBLIC NOTICE:
com/channel/UCd_Bfxhc_ 1.DIAL IN THROUGH ZOOM

GFW8ilyrKAgOCw. TO JOIN THE MEETING

All persons having an interest NOTICE IS HEREBY SEE LEGALS PAGE 23
in the proposed Special Permit GIVEN that the Planning


Thursday, July 30, 2020 BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE The Somers Record – Page 23

LEGALS subject property is located on the Protect yourself against
nancial scammers
FROM PAGE 22 west side of Boniello Drive at 9

Boniello Drive and is designated

DURING THE DESIGNATED on the Town Tax Map as Sheet

TIME BY USING THE 17.09, Block 3, Lot 3 and is in an

FOLLOWING ZOOM PHONE R-40 Zoning District. It’s unfortunate, but true:
During this period of
NUMBERS BELOW: Residents can view the economic uncertainty, one of and place a 90-day fraud alert on
the busiest “industries”has been your credit le. You might also
1 253-215-8782 meeting live on the Town’s GUEST want to le a complaint with the
CORNER Federal Trade Commission, print
1 301-718-8592 local Cablevision Channel

1 312-626-6799 20 or Comcast Channel 12

1 346-248-7799 (Heritage Hills). e meeting nancial scamming. But it goes MICHAEL it out and le it with your local

1 408-638-0968 will be streamed live on the on even during normal times, O’DONOVAN law enforcement agency. And it’s

1 646-876-9923 Town of Somers NY YouTube too, so you’ll want to know what also a good idea to contact the

1 669-900-6833 page: https://www.youtube. to look for, and how to defend fraud department of the nancial

Enter Meeting ID: 599 874 com/c hannel/UCd_Bfxhc_ yourself. companies where the thief has

6566 GFW8ilyrKAgOCw. For starters, just how widespread is nancial opened a fraudulent account in your name.

Please wait in the queue for All persons having an interest fraud? Consider this: In 2019, more than 3.2 • Be alert for suspicious links.“Phishers”have

your call to be answered. in the proposed Wetland million fraud cases were reported to the Federal gotten quite good at sending out messages that

application are invited to attend Trade Commission, with identity theft being the look like they’re from reputable businesses. But if

2.TEXT COMMENTS/ the Remote Public Hearing and most common type of fraud, accounting for about you examine these messages carefully, you can usu-

QUESTIONS TO: will be a orded an opportunity to one- fth of the overall cases. And fraudulent new ally determine if there’s something o about them.

914-804-6613 be heard. To provide comments accounts (mortgages, student loans, car loans and For example, no legitimate business will tell you, via

and ask questions at the Public credit cards) amounted to about $3.4 billion in this type of message, that you have to “correct your

3. EMAIL COMMENTS/ Hearing residents have several 2018, according to a study by Javelin Strategy & account”by providing additional information. And

QUESTIONS TO: options, as follows: Research. if you do hit the link provided, and it takes you to a

[email protected] To help yourself from being victimized, consider third-party site, you can be pretty sure it’s bogus.

BY ORDER OF THE 1. DIAL IN THROUGH ZOOM the following suggestions. ey are certainly not an • Resist “act now”o ers. If you get an o er, via

PLANNING BOARD TO JOIN THE MEETING exhaustive list, but they should prove useful. phone or online, urging you to “act immediately”on

John Currie, Chairman DURING THE DESIGNATED • Watch out for unsecure websites. Make sure a an investment opportunity, discontinue the com-

Wendy Getting, Senior O ce TIME BY USING THE website is secure before entering any payment or munication. No reputable nancial advisor will ever

Assistant FOLLOWING ZOOM PHONE personal information. Look for sites that start with try to force you to take such swift action, and if an

NUMBERS BELOW: HTTPS, rather than those with just HTTP, which investment is legitimate, it will be available tomor-

PLANNING BOARD 1 253-215-8782 are not secure and can be hacked. But even a site row, next week and next year.
TOWN OF SOMERS 1 301-718-8592
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, 1 312-626-6799 with HTTPS can still be used by scammers, so, if • Use your shredder. You probably have the
1 346-248-7799
NEW YORK 1 408-638-0968 you don’t recognize the name of the company or option to “go paperless”with all your banks and
PUBLIC NOTICE: 1 646-876-9923
group that’s requesting your information, do some nancial services providers, but, if you still do re-

research to make sure it’s legitimate. ceive paper documents, be sure to shred them when

• Review your credit reports. As mentioned they’re no longer needed.

1 669-900-6833 above, the fraudulent opening of new accounts is You save and invest for years to help achieve your

NOTICE IS HEREBY Enter Meeting ID: 599 874 a big source of nancial scams.To be sure nobody long-term goals. Don’t let any of your e orts be

GIVEN that the Planning 6566 has opened new accounts under your name, try to undone by nancial fraudsters.

Board of the Town of Somers, Please wait in the queue for review your credit reports at least once a year. You

Westchester County, New your call to be answered. can get them for free at AnnualCreditReport.com. is article was written by Edward Jones for use by

York, has scheduled a Remote • Follow up on fraud. If you’ve already been your local nancial advisor, Michael O’Donovan, at

Public Hearing on Wednesday, 2.TEXT COMMENTS/ victimized by having new accounts opened in your 247 Route 100, Suite 200, Somers, NY 10589 (next to

August 12, 2020, at 7:30 P.M. QUESTIONS TO: name, contact one of the three major credit report- Somers Sports Arena). Reach him at 914-401-9218 or

to consider the application of 914-804-6613 ing agencies (Experian, Equifax or TransUnion) [email protected]

William Hanford for a Wetland

Permit. e Applicant proposes 3. EMAIL COMMENTS/

to construct an in-ground QUESTIONS TO:

swimming pool and patio and [email protected]

is more speci cally shown on BY ORDER OF THE

a plan titled: “Pool Site Plan” PLANNING BOARD APARPR

prepared by Roy Fredriksen, John Currie, Chairman PUBLICITY WITH PERSONALITY

P.E., dated October 22, 2019, Wendy Getting, Senior O ce

last revised May 20, 2020. e Assistant

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